1906 - BIOGRAPHIES - O-R

SNOHOMISH COUNTY BIOGRAPHIES
ABSTRACTS from 1906 HISTORY O - R

 

NAME
PAGE #
OCCUPATION
LOCALITY
BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
OAKE
Richard L.

(page 0955 )
Manager
shingle mill

Edmonds

Born Jackson Co, IA 6 Nov 1867 , s/o W. ROYAL OAKE (b England, res IA at age 63) and Mary BARRICK (b England, res IA at age 61)
After 1897 to Edmonds
MARRIAGE - Jan 1893 to Marie ERBEN, born IA, d/o William and Sophie ERBEN (both res. IA)
CHILDREN - Raymond, born 25 Nov 1893, and Hazel, born 25 Mar 1895
Republican, Congregationalist, Modern Woodmen of America
ODELL
Elmer E.

(page 1095 )
Farmer

Monroe

Born Erie Co, PA 25 May 1863 , s/o John ODELL (b NY, d 1864 at age 55) and Laura A. DIBBLE (b NY, died July 1901 at age 76, 9 children)
1891 to Monroe
MARRIAGE - 27 Oct 1885 to Lucy N. HAYES, born PA 30 Jun 1860, d/o Henry P. HAYES (deceased) and Sally BROWN (living with daughter)
CHILDREN - Arthur A, Hazel L., John H, Lawrence A, Floyd E, Elmer D and Elizabeth L.
Republican, Odd Fellows, Modern Woodmen of America
OLDFIELD
Harry L.

(page 0907 )
Real estate

Everett

Born England 1868 , s/o Charles OLDFIELD (b 1838, deceased) and Susan LITTLE (b 1839, living in England)
1882 to US (TN), 1894 to Everett
MARRIAGE - Everett 1897 to Emma MELVIN, born England, d/o W. T. MELVIN and Isabelle WILLIS (both res. Everett)
CHILDREN - Charles Willis, b 1903 and Frances Elizabeth, b 1905
Republican, Knights of Pythias, royal Arcanum
OLIVER
William Forest, MD

(page 1026 )
Physician

Arlington

Born Bloomfield IA 8 Aug 1857 , s/o William L. OLIVER (Civil War veteran, d Tacoma 1895) and Mary A. SMITH (b Marion Co, IN 1838, d Indianapolis IN at age 35)
1879 MD from Medical College of IN, 1889 to Arlington
MARRIAGE - Montreal Canada Sep 1889 to Lilian M. BEST, of Litchfield IL, d/o Wesley BEST (d Howard City KS 1904) and Mary J. WHITTINGTON
CHILDREN - no information
Republican, Knights of Pythias
OLSEN
Peter

(page 0997 )
Dairyman

Cedarhome

Born Denmark 1854 , s/o Ole NELSEN and Metta CARLSEN (deceased)
1882 to US (NJ), 1888 to Cedarhome
MARRIAGE - NY 1883 to Christiana OLSEN, born Denmark 1856, to US in 1882, d/o John OLSEN
CHILDREN - no information
Socialist, Danish Brotherhood
OLSON
Hans

(page 1012 )
Dairyman

Silvana

Born Norway 1858 , s/o Theodore OLSON (b Norway, d Astoria OR 1882) and Bowl IVERSON (d Norway)
1868 to US (SD), 1881 to WA, joining brother Olanus
MARRIAGE - no information
CHILDREN - no information
OLSON
Olanus

(page 1012 )
Dairyman

Silvana

Born Norway 1848 , s/o Theodore OLSON (b Norway, d Astoria OR 1882) and Bowl IVERSON (d Norway)
Abt 1867 to US (SD), 1877 to Stanwood, 1878 to Silvana
MARRIAGE - no information
CHILDREN - no information
OSTRAND
Carl W.

(page 1049 )
Farmer

Edgecomb

Born Sweden 23 Feb 1860 , s/o Carl OSTRAND (b nr Karlmar, d Sweden 1900 at age 68) and Carrie SACKRIS (d 1902 at ag 75, 4 children)
1885 to US (IA), 1889 to Edgecomb
MARRIAGE - Seattle 9 Sep 1890 to Annie CARLSON, born Sweden, d/o Carl August and Stina Carrie CARLSON (still living in Sweden)
CHILDREN - Carl Edward and Selma Mary
Republican
OVENELL
George T.

(page 0991 )
Farmer

Stanwood

Born Stanwood 2 Jul 1877 , s/o Thomas OVENELL (b England 1836, d CA 1884) and Carrie M. CRANE (b OH, res Seattle)
1896 returned to Stanwood
MARRIAGE - Stanwood Oct 1901 to Martha GUNDERSON, born Stanwood 26 Oct 1879, d/o Peter GUNDERSON (see bio)
CHILDREN - Theodore, born 31 Dec 1902 and Winifred, born 21 Feb 1904 (both b in Stanwood)
Republican, Lutheran, Masons, Woodmen of the World
PACKARD
Myron W.

(page 0845 )
Merchant

Snohomish

Born St Lawrence Co, NY 24 Dec 1830 , s/o Daniel PACKARD (b VT, d NY 1 Apr 1835) and Amanda LEVINGS (b VT)
Civil War veteran, 1871 to SnoCo
MARRIAGE - Dec 1855 WI to Cynthia FLINT, d/o Parker and Sarah A. FLINT(both b VT)
CHILDREN - Daniel D, died as child; Clayton, res. Everett; Mrs Lorie M. JACKSON, res Seattle; Myron L; Sarah A., at home; Charles F., res Copeland, ID; Mrs. Nellie P. WETHERILL, res Bridgport, VT
Republican; County Auditor 1873
PARKER
Leroy

(page 0912 )
Millwright

Lowell

Born IN 1841 , s/o David PARKER (b ME 1814, d King Co at age 85) and Emeline BRUGESS (b ME, d King Co 1894)
1873 to SnoCo, cutting shingles on Ebey Slough
MARRIAGE - Seattle 1875 to Louisa D. SMITH, born London, d/o James SMITH (b Edinburgh, Scotland 1834) and Deborah CARTWRIGHT (b England 1832, to Puget Sound in 1862)
CHILDREN - Mrs Leila I BROWN, Addie A., Frank H,m Bert L., Chester A., Howard J., Jean C. and Vivian G.
Democrat
PATTISON
Fred O.

(page 1086 )
Livery stable

Monroe

Born Tualco Valley 29 Oct 1872 , s/o Rufus PATTISON (b PA, res. Monroe) and Eclesta HIGGINS (b IA, res Monroe)
1905 bought present business
MARRIAGE - SnoCity 17 Oct 1894 to Lulu MANN, born MI, d/o James W. MANN and Clara STRONG (both b ME, living near Sultan)
CHILDREN - Wilton Ray, b 28 Jun 1896 and Zelma Bernice, b 16 Dec 1898
(no information)
PAULSON
Peter

(page 0944 )
Farmer

Marysville

Born Norway 6 Sep 1870 , s/o Paul (d Norway 1897 at age 70) and Tobine (d Norway) PAULSON
Abt 1889 to Marysville
MARRIAGE - Seattle 4 Jul 1896 to Mary LARSON, born Norway 1 Jan 1866, d/o Lars (deceased) and Anne (res Norway) LARSON
CHILDREN - Paul (deceased), Adolph, and Millard
Republican, Lutheran, AOUW, Foresters of America
PEARSALL
George V.

(page 1104 )
Pioneer Hotel
merchant

Sultan

Born Clinton Co, IA 18 Jun 1860 , s/o William R. PEARSALL (b NY, d WA 1902, at age 74) and Sarah NAMES (b NY, now 62)
1883 to SnoCity, 1892 to Sultan
MARRIAGE - 25 Jun 1890 to Alice M. BEARSE, born NE, d/o James BEARSE (b WI, res. Ferndale, WA)
CHILDREN - Ellsworth E, Ralph M., George E, and baby not yet named
Odd Fellows, Foresters of America
PEARSON
Daniel O.

(page 0975 )
Mayor
merchant

Stanwood

Born Lowell MA Apr 1846 , s/o Daniel PEARSON (b Syracuse NY, d Whidbey Island 1898 at age 80) and Susan BROWN (b VT, d 1890 at age 73, 6 children)
Civil War veteran, 1877 to Stanwood
MARRIAGE - Whidbey Island 1868 to Clara STANWOOD, born MA 1848, d/o William E. STANWOOD and Rachel PAGE
CHILDREN - Guy, resides Seattle; Eva, Fred, resides Tacoma; D. Carl, born Stanwood, res Coupeville; Rachel, at home; two children deceased
G.A.R., AOUW, Republican
PEARSON
Petrus

(page 1080 )
Lumberman

Hazel

Born Sweden 17 Oct 1879 , s/o Peter A. (b Sweden 13 Oct 1847, d Sweden 1884) and Christina (still living in Sweden) PEARSON
1902 purch. land near Hazel
MARRIAGE - 8 Jul 1905 to Maude PENDLETON, born 16 Mar 1884, d/o George PENDLETON (d PA) and Elinor LAWRENCE (living in Arlington)
CHILDREN - none listed
Republican, Modern Woodman of America
PEDEN
Abraham

(page 0876)
Farmer

Snohomish

Born OH 17 Oct 1828, s/o Joseph PEDEN (b VA, d 1864) and Margaret BURRES (b MD, d 1850)
Civil War veteran, 1870 to SnoCity
MARRIAGE - (1) abt 1867 to Edna MARTIN (d Ebey Slough Jul 1870)
MARRIAGE - (2) Snohomish July 1897 to Madalene TURNER, born Sweden
CHILDREN - none listed
Republican
PERSON
Peter

(page 1089 )
Farmer,
dairyman

Cherry Valley

Born Sweden 4 Apr 1846 , s/o Peter JOHNSON (d 17 Aug 1874) and Elsa PERSON (d 8 Feb 1878)
1888 to Quebec, then Seattle, then homestead near Cathcart Station
MARRIAGE - Sweden 5 Dec 1875 to Bertha NELSON, s/o Nels AARONSON (d 1865) and Golin ANDERSON (still living at age 77)
Childen - Nick, b Germany 29 Dec 1875 and Ingla, b Germany 28 Jan 1881 (married David E. GLOVER 27 Dec 1904, res. Monroe)
Democrat
PERSUN
Jackson H.

(page 1036 )
Farmer

Arlington

Born Lycoming Co, PA 17 Mar 1858 , s/o Elias PERSUN (b PA, d WA Feb 1890) and Hannah MOYER (res PA at age 70, 9 children)
1888 to Stanwood, 1891 to Arlington
MARRIAGE - PA 1885 to Sarah E. CRONKRITE, born NY1856, d/o John CRONKRITE (d PA) and Sarah PEARSON (res PA)
CHILDREN - R. Lee (daughter) born PA 29 Jan 1886
Republican, Odd Fellows
PETERSON
A. Louis

(page 1103 )
Sultan Hotel

Sultan

Born Amjherst WI 1 Jul 1866 , s/o Andrew PETERSON (b Sweden, Civil War vetran, d 1897, at age 60) and Ann PETERSON (b Sweden, d WI 1874)
Abt 1843 to Florence, 1902 to Sultan
MARRIAGE - Nov 1902 to Elizabeth BARKER, born CA
CHILDREN - none listed
Republican, Eagles, Forestes of America
PETERSON
Charles P.

(page 0950 )
Shingle
mill

Edmonds

Born Sweden 9 Feb 1860 , s/o Gust P. PETERSON and Carolina ERICKSON (both res Sweden)
Abt 1884 to US (Steuben Co, NY), 1889 to Edmonds
MARRIAGE - MI 5 Jul 1886 to Mary JOHNSON, born Sweden, (father deceased, mother res. Sweden
CHILDREN - Walter E., Olga, Gladys A.
Republican, Odd Fellows, Foresters of America, Lutheran
PETERSON
Jacob

(page 1036 )
Farmer
dairyman

Arlington

Born Norway 12 Jul 1870 , s/o Peter VOLDEN (d Norway 1898 at age 75) and Guri BRANSTAD (d Norway 1900)
1890 to US (Fir, Skagit Co). 1899 bought present farm
MARRIAGE - 10 May 1902 to Gyda HUSBY, born Minneapolis MN 21 Mar 1883, d/o Ole K and Nettie HUSBY (both b Norway, res nr Arlington)
CHILDREN - Ole Johan, born 20 Aug 1903
Republican, Lutheran
PHELPS
Franklin E.

(page 1089 )
Farmer

Tualco Valley

Born NY 27 Oct 1851 , s/o Samuel PHELPS (b NY, d 29 Jun 1900) and Louise LINDSEY (b NY, d 20 Sep 1880)
19 Aug 1876 to SnoCo
MARRIAGE - Seattle 13 Sep 1880 to Mary E. FOYE, b IA, died 20 Jul 1895, d/o A. W. FOYE (b ME, resides Tualco Valley) and Margaretta BUFFINGTON (b ME, d Tualco Valley)
CHILDREN - none listed
Republican, Mason, Odd Fellows
PHILIPSEN
Thomas

(page 0854 )
Dairyman

Snohomish

Born southern Denmark 6 Apr 1871 , s/o Jerry PHILIPSEN and Cecelia SMITH
1898 to US,
MARRIAGE - Denmark Josephine UNRUH, d/o Ernest UNRUH (b Denmark, res Germany)
CHILDREN - Jerry, Ernest, Christina (also 2 children deceased)
 
PIERSON
James R.

(page 1080 )
Farmer

Oso

Born MO 15 Feb 1866 , s/o William PIERSON (b NY, d Oso 1900) and Catherine MACBETH (b IA, d KS 21 Jan 1874)
1887 to Stillaguamish Valley
MARRIAGE - 1895 to Linnie E. HIGGINS, d/o Walter D. HIGGINS (b KY 25 May 1833) and Hettie McCORMICK (b MO 27 Jul 1832, d TX 8 Feb 1876)
CHILDREN - Myrtle and Dennie
Democrat
PILES
Samuel Henry

(page 0892 )
Attorney
US Senator

Snohomish

Born Livingston Co, KY 28 Dec 1858 ,
1883 to SnoCity, 1886 to Seattle
MARRIAGE - Henderson, KY 13 Sep 1891 to Mary E. BARNARD
CHILDREN - two sons and a daughter, unnamed
Republican
PRATT
William Rutherford

(page 0918 )
Druggist

Everett

Born Syracuse NY 1854 , s/o Amasa PRATT (b Waddington NY 1821, d 1887) and Marintha GOODRICH (b Florence NY 1824, res Everett)
Abt 1891 to SnoCity, 1894 to Everett
MARRIAGE (1) - Syracuse NY 1888 to Augusta NUTTING, one child
MARRIAGE (2) - 1903 to Tirza RANDALL, born Adams, NY 1855
CHILDREN - (1) Howard G, d 3 Feb 1906
Masons, AOUW
REDDING
Clifford R.

(page 1112 )
Druggist
Assayer

Index

Born Niles, MI 4 Mar 1876 , s/o Frank M. REDDING (b MI, 4 May 1846, d 19 Jan 1878) and Elmira ROBINSON (b Owensville OH 6 Sep 1844, still living in Edgar, Clay Co NB?
1898 to Index, openaing assay office
MARRIAGE - no information
CHILDREN - no information
Redmen
REINSETH
Ole O.

(page 1039 )
Farmer

Silvana

Born Norway 1864 , s/o Ole REINSETH and Bret ULNVUND (both res Norway)
1886 to US (Skagit River), 1894 to Silvana
MARRIAGE - Seattle 1892 to Mary BENSON, born Norway 1868, d/o Berent BENSON and Annie ROSSEVOLD (both res Norway)
CHILDREN - Bertha and Annie, born at Silvana; Oberth, Sene and Rena, born on home ranch - two chilfdren deceased: Elizabeth, died in infancy, and Arthur died 24 Dec 1904
Republican, Lutheran
REINSETH
Peder

(page 1039 )
Farmer

Arlington

Born Norway 26 Feb 1872 , s/o Ole REINSETH and Bret ULNVUND (both res Norway)
Abt 1891 to US, 1899 joined brother Ole (see bio)
MARRIAGE - Silvana 1895 to Minnie PETERSON, born Norway 1873, d/o Gunder and Guro PETERSON (both b and d Norway)
CHILDREN - Olf, Geda and Olga
Republican, Lutheran
RHOADES
John F.

(page 0830 )
Deputy Co
Treasurer

Florence

Born Genesee Co, NY, 1856 , s/o John RHOADES (Civil Wa vet, d Florence 1883) and Alice BROWN
1889 elected County Assessor
MARRIAGE - 1892 to Lennie A. FENDERSON (born ME, dau of Horace FENDERSON (b ME, Civil War vet) and Susan PINEO (b ME, other ch - Orin FENDERSON, res Snohomish; Mrs J. E. ESPER, of Lowell; Mrs R. E. WOOD, of Seattle; Mrs R. GRANGER, of WI)
CHILDREN - Earle D., born 26 Dec 1893
Republican, Mason, F. A. O. W.
RICHARDS
Thomas N.

(page 0875)
Farmer
dairyman

Snohomish

Born Devonshire, England 21 Dec 1847, s/o Thomas RICHARDS and Esther PARKER
1869 to WA, 1899 to SnoCo
MARRIAGE - Seattle 18 Dec 1880 to Ruby BURCE, born ME. d/o John (Civil War veteran, died during the war) and Ada (res Whatcom Co)
CHILDREN - 16, of whom 14 are still living - none named
Democrat, Episcopalian
RITTER
David A.

(page 1060 )
Farmer
stockman

Granite Falls

Born Cass Co, MI 15 Jun 1865 , s/o Henry L RITTE (b OH, 1820, d La Grange Prairie, MI 1871) and Elizabeth SHORTE (d abt 1871, 12 children)
1895 to Granite Falls
MARRIAGE - MI 31 May 1885 to Ella ELLIS, born Sullivan, NY 9 Jun 1865, died SnoCo 25 Feb 1904, d/o Peter ELLIS and Anna McWILLIAM
CHILDREN - Susie, Leroy, Floyd
Odd Fellows, Modern Woodmen of America
ROARK
Dell

(page 1020 )
Merchant

Silvana

Born Russellville, Cole Co, MO 3 Jan 1870 , s/o William ROARK (b MO, res MO) and Ellen COLE (b Scotland)
1900 opened liquor store in Silvana
MARRIAGE - 1896 to Maggie MOTTER, born OH (father b OH, d 15 years ago, mother res Garnett KS)
CHILDREN - Claude, born Everett Jun 1899
Odd Fellows, Fraternal Brotherhood of America
ROBBINS
John M.

(page 0960 )
Farmer

Marysville

Born IN 27 May 1857 , s/o Richard ROBBINS (b OH Aug 1833, res Marysville) and Jane LARIMER (b PA, 12 children)
1878 to Monroe, 1887 to Kellogg Marsh
MARRIAGE - (1) 11 Feb 1886 to Addie ALLEN, born TX Sep 1856, died 1890
MARRIAGE - (2) Jun 1893 to Lennie TEEPLE, born Canada
CHILDREN - (1) Jessie and Alice
Republican
ROBE
Truitt K.

(page 0969 )
Lumber
company

Granite Falls

Born Cass Co MO 16 Jan 1869 , s/o William R. ROBE (b Adams Co, OH 1827, Civil War veteran, res Granite Falls) and Mary J. BOWEN (b OH, res Granite Falls)
Abt 1887 to Auburn, WA, 1889 shingle business in Marysville
MARRIAGE - 25 Nov 1893 to Ella D. TURNER, born KS?, d/o William M. TURNER (see bio) and Martha E. HENDREN
CHILDREN - Mildren (sic) A, born 12 Nov 1895 and Doris M, born 28 May 1897
Republican, Congregationalist
ROBERTSON
Alexander

(page 1008 )
Farmer

Florence

Born Ontario 29 Jul 1843 , s/o Alexander ROBERTSON (b Paisley Scotland 1795, to Canada 1823, d Jan 1855) and Matilda SIMONS (b Canada 1807, d Aug 1855, 13 children)
Abt 1861 to US (MI), Civil War veteran, 1880 first male teacher in schools of Florence, 1892 bought land in Florence
MARRIAGE - no information
CHILDREN - no information
Odd Fellows, Elks
ROBINET
Jacob

(page 0927 )
Farmer

Lake Stevens

Born Luxemberg Jun 1857 , s/o Anton ROBINET (d Germany 1885 at age 66) and Elizabeth GROFF (d Germany)
1884 to US (MI), 1888 to SnoCity
MARRIAGE - March 1901 to Anna N. TINKER, born Angola, Steuben Co, IN, d/o Asa M. TINKER, b Ashtabula Co, OH 1827, d Harrison MI 1900) and Orcina W. PARISH (b Lorraine Co, OH 1837, living at Lake Stevens)
CHILDREN - no information
Republican, Yeomen, Episcopalian
ROD
Knut O.

(page 1042 )
Farmer
dairyman

Arlington

Born Norway 4 Jun 1864 , s/o Ove ROD (living in Norway at age 93) and Barbo BRECK (d abt 1902, at age 82)
1890 to Arlington
MARRIAGE - 1895 to Martha THOEN, born Norway
CHILDREN - Annie, Olga and Myrtle
Republican, Lutheran
ROTH
Charles

(page 1047 )
Farmer

Arlington

Born Alsace Lorraine (German Empire) 26 Jun 1867 , s/o Victor ROTH (b 1821, d 1871) and Magdaline CLOR (d 1887 at age 44, 8 children)
1889 to US (OH), 1891 to Arlington
MARRIAGE - 1894 to Josephine RAPP, born Isenheim, 8 Apr 1871, d/o Joseph RAPP and Cecilia LAMFORT (1901 to Arlington)
CHILDREN - Arthur, age 10 and Lucien, age 8
Socialist
ROTH
Gottleib

(page 0865 )
Innkeeper
liquor dlr

Snohomish

Born Dundenheim amt Lahr, Baden 15 Nov 1854 , s/o Daniel ROTH (d 1891) and Maria Ursula WURTH (d abt 1855)
Abt 1876 to US with father (IA), 1889 to SnoCity
MARRIAGE - 1891 to Tillie KOCH, born Germany
CHILDREN - adopted son, Stanley (LAMB) ROTH, don of Thomas ROTH and Francis KOCH
Republican, IOOF, Eagles
ROWLAND
O. O.

(page 1113 )
Mining

Index

Born Lane Co, OR 26 Jun 1862 , s/o Lowrey Benton ROWLAND (res Eugene, OR at age 76) and Elizabeth McCALL (res Eugene at age 60)
Surveyor, Civil Engineer
MARRIAGE - 30 Jun 1897 to Nettie DARNEILLE, born Lane Co, OR 1880, d/o Isaac DARNEILLE and --- HILL (d 1892)
CHILDREN - Jesse Emmett, b ID 8 Sep 1900 and Edward Theodore, b Seattle 2 Oct 1903
Republican
RUDEBECK
Nicholas

(page 0906 )
Mining
real estate

Everett

Born Christianfelt, Schleswig-Holdtein 6 Nov 1855 , s/o Claus RUDEBECK (b Germany 1813, d at age 51 in Germany) and Christiana KLIPLIFF (b Holland 1817)
1872 to US (IA), 1891 to SnoCity, 1902 to OH, 1905? to Everett
MARRIAGE - Rooks Co, KS 18 Aug 1878 to Rachel Amelia MOON, born Everton, Canada, Aug 1861, d/o Thomas MOON (b Devonshire, England 1823, Civil War Veteran, d NJ 1865) and Anna Eliza STEELE (b PA 1839, d/o James STEELE and Rachel HIGHT)
CHILDREN - Anna Eliza, b 18 Jun 1879; Minnie May, b 1 Feb 1882; Nellie Viola, b 12 Feb 1884; Thomas Henry, b 6 Nov 1886; Christiana, b 6 Jun 1888; Rachel Amelia, b 3 May 1890, Florence Elva, b 13 Mar 1892; Nicholas Alvin, b 1 Jul 1894
Lutheran, Republican
RUTHRUFF
Hugh

(page 1074 )
Farmer

Oso

Born KS 25 Dec 1866 , s/o Chester RUTHRUFF (b MI 1839, living in KS) and Urina SPRAGUE (b OH, living in KS, 7 children)
1888 to SnoCo, 1894 proved timber claim
MARRIAGE - Whatcom 2 Oct 1892 to Mildred E. RICHARDS, b CA? 1873, d/o Ephraim RICHARDS (b ME, 1886 to SnoCo) and Frances CHILDS
CHILDREN - Earl B, Vern M, Dwight C, Harold C, Neil and Beryl N.
Republican, Brotherhood of American Yeomen


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