The following articles were abstracted by Holly Vonderohe from Clark Co. WA area newspapers.

For the Week of October 3rd

From the Vancouver Daily Columbian, October 5, 1910


Big Football Game Of Present Season Will Open League Games For 1910
At 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon on the Franklin street grounds at the high school Washington high school of Portland and Vancouver high school will meet for the big game which will open the season for the local high school and also be the first game Vancouver has played as a member of the Portland Interscholastic League. The Washington high school team is one of the best in the league and won the championship last year. For this important game the local high school students have been putting forth every effort to get out a big crowd to encourage the players and start the season off right......

... The line-up for Vancouver tomorrow afternoon will be: WINTERS, right end; WOOLF, right tackle; DIVINE, right guard; BARTOW, center; O'DONNELL, left guard; LIESER, left tackle; MCCLUNG, left end; FERRELL, quarter; SCHAEFER, right half; BISHOP, fullback; and MILLER, captain and left half.

Every player in this lineup will be recognized as an experienced and heavy man. While the line is made strong by such veteran heavyweights as O'DONNELL, DIVINE and WOOLF, the back field is particularly strong. BISHOP played for V. H. S. two years ago and last year went to Walla Walla high school where he was recognized as the best high school fullback in the Inland Empire. "Hap" MILLER is not only a big man with good headwork but he is a sprinter of the first class. FERRELL and SCHAEFER are also first class track men and have, in addition to their speed, good weight. Five heavy subs in VESSEY, STANLEY, FALES, METCALF and MCCOWAN, will be on the sidelines ready to go in if needed.


Rudolph KLINKMAN, the 12 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. KLINKMAN, of Minnehaha, died this morning at his late home. This is the second death to occur in this family in the last two months. The time of the funeral service has not yet been set.


Popular Young People of Forest Hill Wed at Washougal
Washougal, Oct. 5-- A very pretty wedding of two of Forest Hill's most popular young people was solemnized at the Catholic church Tuesday morning, October 4, at 9 o'clock, the contracting parties being Mr. Max SCHMIDT and Miss Anna ZITZELSBERGER. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father TIFFEN of Vancouver.

The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Kate ZITZELBERGER, and Miss Rosetta HOMER, a cousin of the groom, and the groom was assisted by Mr. Joe ZITZELBERGER and Mr. Joe MEIER.

The wedding party went at once to the new home that Mr. SCHMIDT has prepared for his bride, where they received congratulations from their friends and neighbors, after which a sumptous wedding supper was served.

The bride was most beautifully gowned in a dress of white albatross and she carried a bouquet of white carnations.

The bridesmaids wore white embroidery swiss and carried pink carnations. The groom and his attendants wore the conventional black.

They were the recipients of many useful and beautiful presents which show the great esteem in which these popular people are held.

There were present about sixty guests, a great many being in attendance from Portland.

From the Vancouver Daily Columbian, October 6, 1910

A. F. KIRKPATRICK, aged 73 years old died of heart failure at his late home near Etna, on the north fork of the Lewis river on Friday, September 30, and the funeral service was held from the home on Sunday, October 2, Elmer HAMILTON officiating. The burial was in the View cemetery. Despite the stormy weather there was a large attendance of sorrowing friends and neighbors at the funeral. Mr. KIRKPATRICK was born in Ohio. He served in the union army during the civil war in an Ohio regiment and at the time of his death was a member of the G. A. R. post at Woodland. After the war he moved to Illinois, from there he went to Iowa, thence to Kansas and from Kansas to Washington. Coming to the coast in 1901 he took up a homestead near Etna and he made his home there for the past nine years.

He is survived by his wife and four sons, Willis, Frank, and V. W. KIRKPATRICK of Etna and George KIRKPATRICK of Portland.

From the Camas Post, October 6, 1916

Carrol WRIGHT, age 24 years, son of Mrs. M. A. WING, passed away at the home of his mother, Sunday evening after a short illness. About two weeks ago he fell and injured his back which caused spinal meningitis. He was confined to his bed only four days having attended to his duties til Thursday evening. Mr. WRIGHT was well known here, where he was born and grew to manhood. He leaves a wife and mother, three half-brothers and many friends. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Tuesday, conducted by Rev. SPIEKER.

For the Week of October 10th

The Camas Post, October 13, 1916

Born--Thursday, October 5, to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis SPICER, a baby boy.

The sympathy of the entire neighborhood goes out to the relatives of the late George MACOMBER, who was killed in a runaway accident Friday evening. Quite a number from this place attended the funeral, which was held at Orchard's Sunday afternoon.


Car Crowded Off Embankment and Camas Boys Are Pinned Beneath
Motoring homeward from Vancouver last Sunday evening two Camas youths. Vernon CLARK and Perry BOARDWELL , aged about 16 or 17 years, had an experience a repetition of which they would probably not relish for their escape from serious injuries might not again be so fortunate or seemingly so miraculous.

They were wheeling along in the CLARK Ford and at the time of the spill were in the act of passing the car of C. Frederick PAIGE of Vancouver; who had driven to the side of the narrow pass way for that purpose. Following the CLARK and BOARDWELL boys was a heavy Dodge car, loaded and driven by Oscar HAACK of Oak Park.

The latter apparently thought the passage was wide enough to cut in between the CLARK and PAIGE cars and in attempting to do so the rear fender of the lighter Ford was caught and the machine turned over. The boys were trapped underneath and the side of the car rested across the neck of young CLARK. The help that was fortunately at hand lifted the car clear of its occupants. It then rolled twice over before coming to a stop at the foot of the embankment, and was considerably damaged in consequence.

Young CLARK, who is the son of O. T. CLARK, was scratched and bruised about the face and neck and young BOARDWELL escaped with slight bruises. That they were not both seriously injured seems little short of miraculous. One of the PARKER'S stage line cars, happened along and brought the boys on to Camas.

The accident happened about six o'clock. The location was at the FLETCHER prune orchards, a place said to have been the scene of numerous accidents.

The Vancouver Register, October 14, 1865

Mr. John SWITZLER, living immediately opposite this city on the bank of the Columbia was instantly killed on Tuesday by the accidental discharge of his gun. He was engaged in haying, and had taken a shot gun with him to the meadow for the purpose of shooting ducks. Desiring to get over a picket fence he had laid the gun partly through between the pickets until he could reach it from the other side. In attempting to draw in through to the? it was discharged and the contents lodged in his abdomen. He shouted loud enough to attract the attention of others in a meadow, but before they could reach him he was dead.

The Vancouver Daily Columbian, October 14, 1910


After Three Years Suffering With Nervous Ailments Death Comes
Shock Sustained From Burning Of Home Caused First Attack And Woman Never Recovered

After three years of suffering from nervous troubles since a shock received at the time of the burning of her home, Mrs. Cassie Ione WALTERS, aged 49 years, died Thursday afternoon at her home on Franklin street. The funeral will be held from the Baptist church tomorrow forenoon at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. C. R. G. POOLE, officiating.

Mrs. WALTERS has been suffering from nervous ailments for three years but has been dangerously ill for the past few weeks. During the past summer her friends took her for a tour through the mountains of Oregon but the trip did but little good. For the past few weeks death and been expected almost daily.

The deceased is a native of Oregon, but has lived in this state 10 years. She is survived by her husband, one son, and three daughters, Mrs. F. E. MARTIN, Mrs. Nat EDDY and Mrs. Katherine K. SMITH of Portland. In addition to the immediate family the deceased in survived by five sisters, Mesdames METCALF of Tacoma, DAVIDSON of Gresham, Oregon, Mrs. LEAVINS of Portland, and Mrs. GRANT of Montana, and two brothers, Walter BURCH and George BURCH of Alaska.

The Vancouver Independent, October 16, 1875

At Steilacoom, Sept. 30, 1875 Mr. Ira PATTERSON, aged 76 years.
Mr. PATTERSON was on of the earliest settlers in this community and has held many important positions in our county. At one time he was Probate Judge, at another he represented the county in the Territorial Legislature. His remains were brought to Vancouver and buried on Sunday, October 3 by Washington Lodge, No. Four, A. F. and A. M. Mr. PATTERSON was one of the founders of this Lodge having been one of the Charter members of the same.

For the Week of October 17, 1910

Vancouver Daily Columbian, October 17, 1910


Mrs. Rebekah A. BROWN Passes Away At Her Home On West Eleventh Street
Came to Vancouver Forty Years Ago from Rhode Island--Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon

In the death of Mrs. Rebekah A. Brown at an early hour this morning on of Vancouver's esteemed pioneer women passed away. Death was due to heart failure. The funeral will be held from the residence a 400 West Eleventh street tomorrow at 2 p. m. Rev. Otis E. GRAY officiating. The details of the plans for the funeral have not yet been completed.
When a young woman 24 years old, Mrs. BROWN came to Vancouver from her native state Rhode Island with her uncle William C. HAZARD, who still lives here. After coming to Vancouver Mrs. BROWN then Miss Rebekah SLOCUM, was married to Charles BROWN. Mr. BROWN died in 1904.
The deceased was 64 years old at the time of her death. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. E. L. CARPENTER of Aberdeen, Mrs. C. E. WILSON of Raymond and Mrs. W. B. DUBOIS of Vancouver. She is also survived by three grandchildren, two belonging to Mrs. CARPENTER and one to Mrs. DUBOIS.
The father of the deceased, Edward SLOCUM, Sr., in Vancouver for a (line unreadable) Edward SLOCUM Jr., Jerry SLOCUM are both dead. A third brother, Charles SLOCUM; is a resident of Vancouver at the present time.

Vancouver Daily Columbian, October 18, 1910

Divorced at End of 7 Month's Married Life--Nuptial Knot Tied Again Monday in Vancouver

Miss Marian MARSHALL and Mike EPSTEIN both of Portland, were married at the Congregational parsonage in this city last evening by Rev. A. W. BOND.

This marriage is another chapter in a romance which had its beginning in Portland several months ago the same couple were married with the consent of the bride's mother, as Miss MARSHALL was under age. Seven months of wedded life ended in a divorce suit and Mrs. EPSTEIN became Miss MARSHALL once more. During the seven months that followed Mr. EPSTEIN again wooed and won Miss MARSHALL. Mr. and Mrs. EPSTEIN returned to Portland immediately after the ceremony.

Vancouver Daily Columbian, October 19, 1910

Ellen Jane MCGROTTY, aged 74 years die at Ridgefield Tuesday noon from an attack of enteritis. The funeral will be held from the family home tomorrow, Rev. Mr. DODDS of the Presbyterian church of Ridgefield officiating. Interment will be made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at La Center.

The deceased was born in Ontario but came to Dakota whence she came to Clarke county 19 years ago. She is survived by her husband, Thomas MCGROTTY, five sons, James in Ontario, R. J. and William at Ridgefield, T. W. at Pioneer, Henry at Ridgefield and two daughters Mrs. T. PERRY of Ridgefield and Mrs. Dan COWLEY of La Center.

Vancouver Daily Columbian, October 20, 1910


Chinese File Suit in Clerk's Office And Negro Weds and Indian in the Auditor's Office
With a Chinaman filing a civil action against a white man in the clerk's office and a Negro securing a marriage license and wedding and Indian in the auditor's office the Clarke county court house presented a cosmopolitan appearance late yesterday afternoon. Lee HONG and Lee LING doing business as Bow Yuen & Co. have employed Attorney P. J. KIRWIN to represent them in a suit against Chas. BEERS to recover judgment in the sum of $104.92 which it is alleged the defendant owes the plaintiff for fireworks purchased for the Fourth of July celebration.

A colored waiter by the name of Jas. SHANNON--from Portland and Mrs. Bessie WELTCH of Pendleton, Oregon came in to secure a marriage license. After some delay they secured a local colored man as a witness and the license was granted. The bride has the appearance of a typical Umatilla Indian with perhaps a mingling of American or Spanish blood.

After the brief ceremony which was performed by Judge MCMASTER the gracious bridegroom paid the fee called for and in an outburst of generosity which the members of his profession appreciate so much, he tossed the judge a 50 cent piece. the tip was promptly refused by Judge MCMASTER who said it was against the law to take tips and that he did not want the money.

After receiving the judge's blessing the dusky pair left for home but before going away the bride in jest form some of the bystander's that it was easier to get married than divorced. "Yes, for the woman have to pay for the divorces." The bride had been divorced from three former husbands.

The Camas Post, October 20, 1916


State College Has a Good Delegation from This County Football Notes
Clarke county has sent more students to the State College of Washington this year than ever before. Vancouver having the contributed the largest number. Dorothy and Mildred MACMASTER both Sophomores in the general department are back again. Hydro-electrical engineering seems to be a popular course among the young men from Vancouver, the following taking the course: Joseph L. WILLIAMS and Fred LAWS, both Sophomores, and Clarence Rusch STUDER, Freshman. The forestry department at the State College is represented by Paul GERRARD, a Sophomore, Florence Mary EVANS is a Freshman in the mathematics department.

William SCOTTON of Battle Ground, Albert BLAKE of Camas, Freshman, and Hubert ANDERSON of La Center are all taking agricultural course at the State College, as is also Guy ANDERSON who will graduate this year from that department.

Washougal has sent several students to the State College. They are Anna KROHN, enrolled in the foreign language department, and Oral R. NEAL in the economic science and history department. Both are Freshman.

Earle C. WOODLAND of Yacolt is taking a course in geology at State College and is a Sophomore. Hazel WETZEL of Camas is taking a commercial course.

Every student at the State College was on the campus last Friday night taking part in the football rally, the occasion being the football game on Saturday with the O. A. C. team of the Pullman field.....

Vancouver Daily Columbian, October 21, 1910


November Bride Guest of Honor--Recipient of Many Gifts
A linen shower was given last evening at the home of P. A. MORTENSON on Kauffman avenue in honor of Miss Anna COOPER who is to be married November 7, to a Mr. DONNARD of Seattle.

About thirty guests were present and a number of beautiful pieces of linen were presented to Miss COOPER. Flowers formed the principal decorations. the evening was spent dancing and singing. Refreshments were served by hostess Miss Irene MORTENSON.

Miss COOPER will leave tomorrow for Seattle where the wedding is to take place.

For the Week of October 24

From the The Vancouver Independent, October 24, 1878

U. S. District Court
The District Court, 2d, Judicial District holding terms at Vancouver for the counties of Clarke, Skamania and Klickitat, met on Monday, the 21st day of October 1878; present, his honor Roger S. GREENE, presiding; J. B. ALLEN, U. S. Attorney for Wash. Ter.; Charles HOPKINS, U. S. Marshall; J. H. FLETCHER, Sheriff of Clarke County; Aug. SCHUSTER, Sheriff of Klickitat County, and R. G. O'BRIAN, Clerk, per G. T. MCCONNELL, Deputy. J. H. FLETCHER was appointed crier. James CRAWFORD Jr., Aug. SCHUSTER, J. O. SMITH, and G. W. BRANT were appointed bailiffs. J. B. ALLEN was appointed by the Court District Attorney, temporarily. The following cases are on the docket:

U. S. vs Wm. COLLINS--cutting timber on Government lands.
U. S. vs FREDERICK D. FARGHER--perjury.
U. S. vs Thomas C. FARGHER--perjury.
U. S. vs Haratio A. FARGHER--perjury.
H. S. BURLINGAME et al vs S. R. WHIPPLE et al--action for ejectment.
Henry PULSKY vs Elizabeth PULSKY--action for divorce.
Pasquale DERVERSI vs T. M. WHITCOMB--foreclosure of chattel mortgage.
William O'NEAL vs Thomas FITZPATRICK and John MORAN--action for ejectment.
U. S. vs J. Cary GEER, Chas. W. SLOCUM, Gilbert W. QUIVEY--complaint on official bond.
M. WINTLER vs. John McWILLIAMS--action on account.
W. H. SMALLWOOD vs Eliza A. SMALLWOOD--action for divorce.
Cascades R. R. Co. vs L. SOHNS, Benj. F. BUTLER, et al--mandate from Supreme Court, on action for obtaining right of way.
Wm. C. HAZARD vs Maxon et al--mandate from Supreme Court, on action of foreclosure.
John O'KEANE, administrator, vs McIRVINE--action for foreclosure.
Joseph SPARKS and J. S. SPARKS vs S. R. WHIPPLE--action to set aside deed.
Alfred D. SHORT vs S. R. WHIPPLE--action to set aside deed.
H. I. BURLINGAME and Druzilla BURLINGAME vs S. R. WHIPPLE--action to set aside deed.
John G. MARTIN vs Edna MARTIN--action for divorce. Oct. 22, default taken, and referred to G. H. STEWARD.
W. B. SPRAGUE and Joseph SANDERS vs M. V. HARPER and Margaret W. HARPER--action for foreclosure of mortgage.
Joseph YOUNG vs John LINDER--appeal from Klickitat. Appeal dismissed Oct. 22.
Permelia J. PROUIX vs Isadore PROUIX--action for divorce. Oct. 22, default taken and referred to G. H. STEWARD.
Samuel D. SMITH vs W. C. HAZARD--action for ejectment Oct. 22, dismissed at plaintiff's costs, on demurrer without prejudice.
Samuel D. SMITH vs S. R. WHIPPLE--action for ejectment; disposed of same as above.
Arthur McGOLDRICK vs Dennis CAREY--action on account.
Eliza J. WILEY vs Morris B. JONES--action for ejectment.

On Tuesday, A. W. ENGBERG, a native of Sweden, was admitted a citizen of the United States. Gustave BRUNE and Wm. M. BRUNE, natives of Prussia, were also admitted.

From The Independent, October 25, 1877

Lieut. Joseph W. DUNCAN, of the 21st Infantry, left Fort Vancouver this week for Fort Canby, where he will serve upon a general court martial. DUNCAN is one of the most energetic and efficient officers in the service. He loves his profession and is a credit to the army. We hope his promotion will occur soon.

In Vancouver, W. T. October 22nd, to the wife of George HAVEN, a son.

At Battle Ground W. T., at the residence of Mr. CRAMER, by the Rev. J. J. CLARK, Mr. Matthias SPURGEON and Miss Nancy O. DILLON, all of Clarke County, W. T.

From The Vancouver Independent, October 25, 1906

John HEFTY died at the home of his father near Manor last Thursday of quick consumption. The deceased went to the Philippines with the first troops and returned home in a weakened condition and was never able to fully recover his strength. He was married a few years ago to a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ALEXANDER, who with one child survives him. The funeral was held last Friday and interment was in the Salmon Creek cemetery.

Joe WINTERBERGER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve WINTERBERGER, of this city, died last week at Los Angeles, Calif. where he had gone because of being afflicted with lung and throat trouble. He was twenty-five years of age and besides his parents leaves a number of brothers and sisters. The body was brought to this city and the funeral was held last Tuesday afternoon and was attended by a large number of friends.

Thomas DOWD, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DOWD, of Fern Prairie, was killed by a railroad train at Tacoma-last Friday and the body was shipped to his home in this county for burial, the funeral being held last Monday. We have been unable to learn the particulars of the accident.

From The Vancouver Register, October 28, 1865

PAMBURN--Mrs. Mary PAMBURN, wife of John B. PAMBURN, of Clark Co. died Sunday morning, Oct. 20, at three o'clock, aged 23 years. (numbers were very hard to read)

For the Week of October, 31, 1999

From The Independent, November 1, 1877

Mr. A. C. BARLOW, of this city, had a painful operation performed upon his head one day last week. While in the Indian war twelve years ago, he was accidentally shot in the back of the head, where the ball had ever since remained. Dr. FLINN extracted the ball, and the sufferer is improving.


In Vancouver, W. T., October 25th 1877, to the wife of D. F. SCHUELE, a son.


In Vancouver, W. T., by S. D. MAXON, J. P., Hans Peter MILLER and Alvina Elena MOORE (?), all of Clarke County, W. T.
In Portland, Oregon, October 31st, 1877, by Rev. J. F. FIERRENS, V. G., Mr. Charles A. PETRAIN and Miss Annie M. SHOWERS.
In Battle Ground precinct, W. T., on Monday October 22d, 1877, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. J. J. BONILETTE, Dietrich MYERS, Esq. and Miss Mary A. O'BRIEN. In the evening the neighbors and friends of the happy couple assembled at the residence of the bride's father, Dennis O'BRIEN, an upon the first "squak of the violin" the younger portion of the company began "tripping the light fantastic too" which was kept up until after breakfast in the morning. The elder and more sedate spent the evening inn pleasant social conversation. At about 7 o'clock a. m., Tuesday morning, the company separated, showering upon the bride and groom many blessings and benedictions for their future happiness and prosperity.

From The Camas Post, Friday, November 3, 1916


Jolly Company of Young People are Royally Entertained at the A. D. MAKEOVER Home
The Loyal Berea's of the Christian church and a few friends met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. MCKEVER, on mile north of town, Monday evening and enjoyed one of the most pleasant occasions of the Halloween week end. The large parlors of the MCKEVER home were effectively decorated in the colors of the season. Various games were played after which a bountiful and delicious luncheon was served. About thirty young people were present with Mrs. Irene R. HOOD of Portland as guest of honor. Those present were Mrs. A. D. MCKEVER, Mrs. Irene B. HOOD, and the Misses Bessie ENDICOTT, Beatrice ALEXANDER, Marie CRAIG, Evelyn GRIMES, Frances SHORT, Edith CRAIG, Georgia BENDER, Edith SERIER, Edith SEARBROUGH, Ida EATON, Martha PURRIER, Perl GATES and the Messrs Homer F. AKER, Harold BLAKE, Harry CRAIG, Harry COLE, Teddy AXTELLE, Carl WICKER, Reuben PURRIER, Vincent Aubrey MCKEVER, Cecil HUYCKE, Carl STEEKER.

From The Vancouver Register, November 4, 1865

Rev. J. GERRISH, well known by all the old citizens of this county, died very suddenly on the morning of Friday, the 26th int., of apoplexy or heart disease. He was turning his cows out of the barnyard at the time he was taken. He was conveyed to the house, but it was not possible to restore him to consciousness. Mr. GERRISH was aged but very active and energetic up to the time of his death.

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