Washington County Query Page



Albert and Amanda COMBS were living at Midvale around 1910. If there is any remaining record of them, I hope to learn something of their time there.

Reverend Oscar Fitzalan Dunreath WILSON, a Baptist preacher, lived at Cambridge with his wife and children between 1905 and 1908. The WILSON family returned to Missouri in 1908. If there was a Baptist Church in Cambridge during that period, he may have served it in some way. I would be most grateful for any suggestions that might direct me to any type of written history of the WILSON family during that time. My impression is that Reverend O. F. D. WILSON was ordinarily a 'circuit rider.'

Mitch Ryder, Oregon City, Oregon

October, 2003



Looking for any descendants of Isaac Rambo and Martha (Wilsey) Rambo &/or Jacob Hulen and Elizabeth (Tingler) Rambo. Thanks. Kirsten

August, 2003


OSBORNE - Ccloudjr@cox.net

Looking for living relatives and information on Thomas D Osborne. He was a school teacher in Idaho somewhere in the late 1800s.


May, 2003


JOHN L. ROSS - land patent - myongue@msn.com

My husband, Dean Yongue, has the patent, U.S.A., to John L. Ross, dated March 17, 1899 and it's signed by President Wm. McKinley, or most likely, by his secretary, F.M. McKean.

It is Homestead Cert. # 1429, Application 3374 and it was recorded in vol. 25, page 451. Dean said that he would send a copy of it to whoever would be interested in it.

This is the property description: North east quarter of the south west quarter of section seventeen in township thirteen north of range three west of Boise Meridian in Idaho, containing forty acres.

The reason we have it is because his grandfather, Wm. Wherter Yongue, bought the same land from Frank and Martha Ross in 1915.

Margie Yongue

April 2003




My Great Grandfather John Edwin Lolley and My Grandfather Seth Edwin Lolley,

I believe that they lived in Idaho Mann Creek Area.


When I was about Eight Years old, my family was on their way to Yellowstone

National Park and we pasted through Idaho to see my Great Grand Mother Rose

or Rosetta Lolley


We stopped by two locations, one was a very old house, still filled with most

of the furniture and clothes, but no one lived in the house anymore and Rose

was in town at a different house. That's about all I remember about my

relatives in Idaho.


Can you help me with any information about my family history?


I'll give you what I do know about our Family Tree.


My GGF: John Edwin Lolley & Rosetta Lolley - Mann Creek Area Idaho

My GF: Seth Edwin Lolley & Margaret Lolley - Mann Creek and Yakima

My F: Seth Earl Lolley & Virgie Opal Lolley - Yakima (Both still Living)

Me: Seth Earl Lolley III & Karen Lolley - Olympia - (all Living)

My S: Seth Earl Lolley IV & Theresa Mae Lolley - Olympia (all Living)

My GS: Seth Earl Lolley V - Olympia ( all Living)


Please email me any information about my family history or other places I can




Seth Earl Lolley III

October 2002


TOWELL - towellhistory@earthlink.net

I am trying to find old photos of the Midvale area. I am interested in

school photos or any photos of the town itself. Any photos before 1950. If

someone out there has some to share I'd appreciate it. I print a newsletter

for my family and since the Towells have been in Midvale since 1881 photos

of the town would help make my newsletter more interesting. Thank you.

Danny Towell

October 2002


HUIT/HUITT/HEWITT/HEWETT - bridarl@msn.com

William Huit, b. Feb 1839, Mercer Co. Ohio. m. Susan Ellsworth Dec. 8, 1862 Marion Co., Iowa Susan b. 1848 In Illinois

4 sons:

Levi b.25 Sept 1863

Isaac b. 3 Sept 1866

Jacob b. 4 July 1869

William b. 3 Sept 1880

moved to Weiser abt 1879 to 1906

He was in the military Sept 1861, Peoria Mahaska Co. Iowa. Lost an eye due to a bee sting, one foot amputated due to blood poisoning.

Any documentation of William or sons would be appreciated. LOLA MCCREARY

20 Feb. 2002



WILSON -  Reacept@aol.com

Looking for any information on John Alexander Wilson b. approx. 1864, either Illinois, or Missouri. He married Sarah Eppie Fowler. They came from Graham, Oklahoma to Midvale, Idaho in 1900 with the following children:

Zeula Eva Wilson

James Alexander Wilson

Malvin Garrison Wilson

Frank Matison Wilson

Ethal Maude Wilson

Edna Wilson


Both Sarah and John are resting in Eastside Cemetery, Midvale, Idaho.

John passed on August, 1935

Sarah passed on Dec. 1939


Lori Rea - Reacept@aol.com

15 Feb. 2002


 WILSON - jfdowd@aol.com 

Searching for info on Frank B. WILSON, popular Cambridge high school teacher in 1934-5. He was born Frank Martin Brady in St. Louis, MO c. 1890, the son of Thomas J. Brady. His parents separated when he was young, and he was adopted by his mother's married sister, thus the WILSON name. No idea how he got to Idaho, but according to Cambridge news accounts, he lived in Caldwell, ID before taking teaching job in Cambridge. Any info appreciated, including memories of his time teaching in Cambridge.

Jim Dowd, St. Louis, MO jfdowd@aol.com

27 Jan. 2002


WHITE - LeeBryant51@aol.com

WILLIAM 'BUCK" WHITE, looking for info. He died in Weiser, Washington Co. on Jan 22, 1933. He was originally from Stone Co., MO. Born in 1855 and married to Florence Bell White.

10 Jan. 2002


Mc DOWELL - doty3039@home.com

I am looking for anything on the McDowell family that was in Weiser in 1880-1930. Some names:

1-Arthur McDowell-married Lucricia Jones in Weiser in 1907.

2-Jennie or Jane McDowell was married to a man named Butterfield.

3-Wallace McDowell-born 1889 in Weiser. Father William A. McDowell, Mother Tabitha Pye.

4-Walter McDowell-born 1887. Father James H. McDowell.

If you have any info. on this family please email me at doty3039@home.com

Thank you. Glenda doty

20 Oct. 2001



Seeking information about Alfred SENTER (CENTER, SCENTER, SEUTER, CINTER, SINTER). m. Sarah E. STEWART in MO. Known to have been homesteading in Washington County near Midvale between 1914-1920. Sons Perry SENTER and Charles N. (Charlie) SENTER registered for WWI draft in Washington Co. 1917-1918 Another son..Marion (Marvin Rufus) SENTER registered in Canyon Co. Any information about this family is welcome. Seeking death and burial information especially.

Thanks, Jan B.

16 Sept 2001

LITTLE/MCQUIRE - Kylittle@worldnet.att.ne

I am looking for information on Joseph Howard Little born 1883 in Midvale, ID and his wife, Anna Matilda McQuire born 1893 in Midvale, ID. I am interested in their parents, children, and marriage dates with spouses.

3 September 2001



I'm looking for information on Francis M. ANDERSON and Ona V. MOREHEAD. Ona was the daughter of Robert MOREHEAD and Martha CURL. Francis and Ona were married January 24, 1886, in Washington Co., ID. This marriage was brief and may have produced one child, probably a daughter. In December 1888, Ona m. 2nd Theodore LITTREL of Douglas Co., OR. Two other daughters were born to Ona in this marriage: Lela and Elva LITTREL.

Were there any children for Francis ANDERSON and Ona MOREHEAD? Did the child live? Did Francis and Ona divorce or did Francis die during the marriage? Ona's marriage to Theodore ended in divorce and we've been told she ran off with another man, producing another child.

Please send comments to Vicki Faciane: vfaciane@gci.net

21 February 2000


BOWDEN - eztone@pldi.net

I have a 50 page biography of Susan Bowen Wilbanks of Johnson county and Hansford County Tx. She was the daughter of Mary Jane Lott Bowden who moved to idaho, 3rd husbands surname is unknown to me.

This Document is posted on my Pierce surname website at http://members.xoom.com/ldpierce/auntsusan.html

here is a quote from the biography:

" In 1908 Floyd took the girls and me to Guymon in the buggy where we entrained for Idaho to visit my family. I had not seen them since they had left Bosque County, years before. I had not seen them since. We corresponded however and I had learned that my sister was married to a Congressman who later became Secretary of the Interior under President Wilson. My brother, Will, was sheriff in Weiser, Idaho for about twenty years,'

I am trying to contact the descendants of this "Will" for I know they would have great interest in the biograpy of their great aunt Susan Bowden Wilbanks, and the other info I found about their family. L.D. Pierce eztone@pldi.net

12 Feb. 2000



Joseph G. Hayse (1850-1927) was the son of Henry Lewis Hayse and Eliza Jane Wallis of Jefferson Co. IL. He married Mary A. Hopper in Jefferson County, IL, on 3/18/1875. The family is listed in the 1880 Census, still living in Jefferson Co. IL. One son, probably Lewis J. Hayse, was born in 1879. Joseph and Lewis J. are both buried at Mann Creek Cem., Washington Co. ID. Have ancestors of Joseph Hayse, looking to connect with descendants.

Morton Dorothy

16 Nov 1999



Trying to locate any descendants/relations of Moses Neal WEBB (1856 - 1928) and Emma T. TAYLOR (1864 - 1944) and Emma's siblings who also came from Franklin County, IL to Washington Co., ID, including Solomon M Taylor and possibly other TAYLOR's and WEBB's.

Moses and Emma had:

1) Evalyn WEBB mar. Wiley Garrison HUGHES in 1903

2) Owen Dow WEBB mar. Ruth LEWTAS in 1914

3) Edith WEBB mar. Dallas Frank SATER in 1908

4) Harold Lee WEBB mar. Beatrice JACQUITH in 1920

5) Calvin Rufus WEBB mar. Golda Lena ROGERS in 1919

6) Rolly Arval WEBB mar. Virginia HIGGINBOTHAM in 1921

7) Lillian Taylor WEBB mar. Charles Dewey JONES in 1918

8) Beatrice Marie WEBB mar. John Edwin OVIST in 1925

9) Reba Faye WEBB mar. John Wilson BUBB in 1925

Solomon M TAYLOR had:

Fred, Emma, Carrie, Mary, Chester, Hattie, Susie TAYLOR

Many of these people are buried at Hillcrest.

Sheldon Jones (srjones@pcisys.net)



 SMITH/KING - daveandjanis@comcast.net

I am looking for information on Harriet SMITH who was married to Frank SMITH. I am trying to find out if she is connected to me through her father, "Old Mr. King". He died in Dec .1900 or Jan. 1901. Harriet was born in Utah in 1859. My great grandfather was born in Utah in 1849 or 1850. His name was John Wallace KING. My great grandfather moved to Weiser, Idaho in Washington County in 1900-1901. Since "Old Mr. King" died at that time, I was wondering if there was a connection. Thanks. Janis Foley



Hayse - MDor4248@AOL.COM

Obediah Silas Hayse (1851-1941) was born in Jefferson Co. IL, son of  Henry L. Hayse (Sr.) and Eliza Jane Wallis. He was living in Weiser, ID, around 1934. I have some of his ancestry, and am looking to connect with his  descendants.


Morton Dorothy  MDor4248@AOL.COM



KEITHLY - HORTON - brunocox@yahoo.com or brecox@safeco.com

My name is Brenden Cox and I am the son of Arminda Jane Horton (now Arminda Jane Cox) DOB 9-12-39 of Midvale, Idaho. Arminda's parents were Mary Keithly and Harmon Horton. Arminda's brothers are Philip and Jasper (both deceased) and Nelson whom I last met with his wife at Disneyland California for his birthday in April, 1998. Arminda has one sister, Delores who lives with her husband Mardell between Midvale and Weiser. Please feel free to contact me with any information you can give me or any information you would like from me. Paul Cox

July 4, 1999


WATKINS, WALLIN - meowmommy@Prodigy.net

Abraham Benjamin WATKINS and his two sons, Albert and Alfred, are listed on the 1880 census for the Lower WeiserValley. His wife was Mariam WALLIN. Abraham died in 1882 and is buried in Galloway Pioneer Cemetery. When did his wife die? Where is she buried?         Wendy White

June 12, 1999


MINERAL, ID - PICKLER - bfain@thegrid.net

I am seeking information about Mineral, Idaho. Was it a city/town/community and what was the population around the 1900's? I found my great-grandmother Ella Minerva Pickler and three children listed on the 1900 Idaho Census, Washington County, Mineral Precinct. Thanks for any information. Babe Fain

 May 31,1999


CALDER - ddshop@deseretonline.com

I am looking for information on a Samuel Calder who lived near Weiser. He had a son, Samuel, age 9, who died in about 1865 and was buried on their homestead. I am trying to find information about this family and would appreciate any information anyone can give me. - Keith Warner

May 21, 1999


WILLIAMS - laurenbridges@webtv.net

I am looking for descendants of Charles Thomas Williams and wife Alice (Dedman ) Williams. Charles T. Williams was born Oct 12, 1853 in Polk Co. OR. to Charles Austin Williams and Mary "Polly" Barber Williams. Charles T. Williams moved to Weiser, Idaho sometime after 1874 and may possibly be buried in Hillcrest Cemetary. Would be grateful for any information and would love to share family history. Thanks--Lauren Bridges

March 30, 1999


ATTEBERY - TAYLOR - murdoch23@hotmail.com

Am looking for information on the family of Stephen Thomas Attebery and Carrie M. Taylor who lived in the Weiser area in the early 1900's. They are buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery. I am particularly interested in specific birth and death dates of Carrie (about 1891 to 1926) and information about her parents and siblings. Their children were: William; Edith; Eldo; Blanche; Steve; Myrtle; Bertha; and Fern.



LITTLETON, BUCKBEE - adhaas@citcom.net

Researching BUCKBEE family from WV. Looking for information on Lottie BUCKBEE who married William LITTLETON & Lived in Weiser in 1965. Lottie b1880 d/o William Perry BUCKBEE (b1847, d in Weiser) & Mary Elizabeth CRANE (b1852, d in Weiser). Brother Homer Seaver BUCKBEE (b3/15/1879 Ellsworth KS, d2/6/1964 Denver CO Vet. Hosp?). William Perry moved to ID in 1907. Please contact Deb Haas, <mailto:adhaas@citcom.net>. Thank you.




Looking for info on Alexander Miller found living in Weiser, Idaho in early 1900's. Had son Milton. Info from old letter with no other details.



GOODELL - CASEY  - lindasmyth@yahoo.com

Am seeking family members of Jay CASEY and Herbert GOODELL. Family was in the area ca 1900-1920's. Descendants of JIMERSON's may also have been there. Linda Smyth <mailto:lindasmyth@yahoo.com>


Lansdon - avargas@syis.com

I am researching the Lansdon family of Mann Creek and Weiser. My gg-grandfather was Sylvester Lansdon who married Lucy Taylor in Idaho in 1873. I am also researching the family of Lafayette Lansdon. I believe that he was Sylvester's uncle. I have not been able to locate who Lucy Taylor's parents were. I believe they were from the same area. Lucy was born in IL and died in 1881 in childbirth. Sylvester later remarried and then was divorced by Ella A. Jeffreys, daughter of Woodson Jeffreys. If anyone has any information on the Lansdon or Taylor family I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks. Abby Vargas Researching: FALK, TAYLOR, MCCLARTY, WASSER, CHRISTMAN, SHOEMAKER, LANSDON, TAYLOR, HAMBLETON, REIGLE



GATES - WINNER - McDANIEL  - JWagVoges@aol.com 

Herman A. GATES b Nov 1856, NY m Sep 30 1885McPherson Co, KS to RACHEL NANCY WINNER b 1871, IL. Children: Pearl Gates b Jun 28 1886 KS; Mable Gates b Sep 1887 KS; Arthur George Gates b Oct 3 1889 KS m Emma M. Hemrick possibly Twin Falls, ID. Arthur was registered for the WWI Draft in Twin Falls, ID and also on 1920 census listed as a plumber. RACHEL m 2nd - Frank P. McDaniel(s) abt 1902 (1910 Hailey Twp, Blaine Co; 1920 Boise City, Ada Co). (Pearl 1910 poss in Weiser City, Washington Co. stenographer for newspaper in home of G. Brent.) (Mable 1910 in Boise City, Ada Co. lodger in J. Bodle home.) Searching for ANY info on any of the above and descendants as this is ALL we have after them moving to Idaho!!!!! Am willing to share family info, also; and EXTREMELY grateful to have ANYONE that can help with any info ... Venita Gates-Waggoner FDWaggoner@aol.com or Jeannie Waggoner-Voges JWagVoges@aol.com.


SATER - DARDEN  - Brigthomi@aol.com

I am trying to find out more information about Mary Jane Darden. She was born in Kentucky in 1821 (don't know which county) and married Giles (Old Doc) Sater and had six children. They moved to Washington County, near Weiser where they lived out their lives and are buried along with most of their children in Washington County cemetaries. Their children are:

1. Elizabeth Rosanna Sater who married Dave Webb

2. Isaiah Sater

3. Nancy Louisa Sater who married George Maxwell

4. Lucy Sater who married John Sallee

5. Mary Jane SAter who married Sol Taylor

6. Giles Andrew Jackson Sater who married Mary Ann Barton

Mary Jane Dardon died in 1877 and was buried in Galloway cemetary. I would like to know anything else about her? Thank you.


McPHETRIDGE - CRKELLY2@worldnet.att.net

I'm looking for any information on any Mcphetridge that lived in the area in the past or present. I am trying to find a lost part of my family.

Janet keely( McPhetridge) E-mail me at CRKELLY2 worldnet.att.net


OCHA - hamp@voyager.net

Looking for Anthony OCHA born in Michigan 1850 to Antoine and Esther OCHA. Found on the 1910 Federal Census for Eaton as follows. Ocha, Anthony Eaton 60 M Michigan T624 228 Page 261. If anyone has information we would like to hear from you. This is the first documentation we have found on Anthony who was the oldest brother of our gr.gr. Grandfather Albert H. Ocha. If anyone is related we have files to share on the rest of the family. Pat Hamp <hamp@voyager.net>



PAGE-YORK-PRATT-De SOMERS - edchel@televar.com

I am looking for anyone researching the above surnames in Washington Co. All of the above lived in Washington Co. in the 1880's to abt 1930's and perhaps later. Freman PAGE, the father, was born in NY state, on 11 Aug 1845. He married Maria Isabell Hess, in Leavenworth, KS abt 1866. They had 8 children. William E, George Heman, Charles E, Albert Freman, Carl Cicel, Retta Louise, Lenora Witt, and Anna Francis. The family moved to Washington Co. abt 1885 from Gem Co. ID. Most are buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, ID. I am looking for any children or grandchildren that any of these 8 children may have produced. Thanks in advance. Ed PAGE



CROWELL - joe10930@inwave.com

Looing for Jesse CROWELL, b.1865 Green Co., WI; m. Susan A. and had 4  children. Lived Riverside, CA and OR before being buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, ID. When die and are there any descendants known? Also looking for Henry Albro Crowell b. abt 1871 whose father was Henry Crowell of WI. No known descendants of these CROWELLs either.  Bradley



MOORE, PORTER - jcarter@ptinet.net

Is anyone researching the family of Isaac MOORE (b 1857 MO) and/or his sister Josephine MOORE PORTER (b 1860 MO)? They are both buried in Weiser Cemetary. I believe she moved into the area from OREGON in mid to late 1880s. I am not sure when he moved to Weiser. Any clues appreciated.. Jackie Carter


DAVIS, CHARLES O. - bunnieb@micron.net

I am looking for any family members of Charles Davis. He was my gguncle and is buried in the Hilcrest Cemetery in Weiser. I am trying to trace the Davis family and have run into a dead end with my gggrandfather. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Rosemary Barnes



LANSDON - TAYLOR - avargas@syix.com

I am looking for information on Sylvester Lansdon and Lafayette Lansdon of Mann Creek area. Sylvester also was married to Lucy Taylor. They both had a couple of children in the Mann Creek/Weiser area. If anyone has additional information on any of these people, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Abigail Vargas



EDSON/ PICKETT - kislen@LakeNet.Com

Looking for any information on the EDSON/ PICKETT families, Have some and will share what I have.

Thank You, Sharon



LAVENDER/LOONEY - habbit@swva.net

I am seeking Lavender Decendents In Idaho. Henry Preston Lavender born Va.1860 And Louvernia Looney Lavender,his Wife Born Va.1863. Their children, Walter, Henry, Merrit, Ressie, Jessie, Melrenia,Coro, Della. All lived in Resiner,Idaho. Any Decendant Please Respond To Rt3 Box531 New Castle, Va.24127

Herbert Abbott


DARNELL- mtrichards@vtc.net

I'm looking for information on William P. Darnell b. Dec. 22,1851. He died Dec. 17, 1898 and is buried in Hillcrest Cem. in Weiser, ID. This is all the info I have on him. Anything else would be appreciated.  Mike Richards



WHITEED -  whiteed@pilot.infi.net

Interested in any information available on the Whiteed family. Efforts so far have been confined to Virginia and New York -- did not know Whiteeds were in Idaho! Anyone who has ANY information, would love to hear from you.



FLIEGEL - darga@george.lhi.net

I am searching the name FLIEGEL. My ggrandmother Rosetta Amelia (Fliegel) Sharick Spencer was a sister of Henry Charles FLIEGEL b. 1859 in Michigan who married Elizabeth HOLTER b. 1863. They had these children: Charles Raymond b. 29 Apr 1887, Arthur H. b. 24 Aug 1890, Earl William b. 11 July 1894, George Dewey b. 16 Aug 1898 all born in Gibbon, NE. The names of other siblings could be Grace, Delia, Elva, and Clarence.

At least the sons moved to Idaho between 1912 and 1917 as Arthur registered for the World War I Civilian Draft in Custer County, ID, and Earl and George registered in Washington County, ID.  Have located the following buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, Washington County, Idaho: George Dewey FLIEGEL d. 30 Nov 1982 next to Nora Alice FLIEGEL b. 23 Aug 1895 d. 21 Jan 1983 and Earl W. FLIEGEL, Idaho, Pvt. Infantry 8 Civ, WWI, d. 10 Aug 1952 next to Hallie Bacon FLIEGEL b. 1 Nov 1900 d. 39 Dec 1990.

Charles Raymond FLIEGEL (d. 28 May 1967 in Ontario, OR) married Bertha Bell WHISLER (b. 28 May 1888 in Stratton, NE) on 23 Feb 1910 in NE. They had one child Leona Fay FLIEGEL b 10 Apr 1912 in Minden, NE.

Please e-mail me if you have info on any of these people. Thank you.



HIGGINBOTHAM --Larry Rader    llrader3@gte.net

Looking for links to Thomas M. Higginbotham b 1856 KY; married MO to Mildred Gent. Six children: Florence, James, Charles Ransom, Priscilla, Thomas M. and Virginia. Migrated to NWst from MO, 1881, lived for a time along Grand Ronde River in Union Co OR--later, Weiser ID area.


BROWN -  langston@aix1.ucok.edu

Searching for any info on a Cal BROWN. Born in 1844 and lived in Weiser from 1880 to about 1920. In his old age, he moved to Oklahoma where he died. Apparently, there are two Cal Brown's, this one and a George (Calvin) Brown who was born in 1889 to George Washington Brown. I believe George and the first Cal were brothers. In "Memoirs of Mann Creek", it lists a Cal Brown as arriving in Weiser in 1880.  Jill Langston  


BURNHAM  - MrsZorro@aol.com

Samuel H. Burnham, born abt. 1822 in CT/OH, USA; died abt. 1870 probably in  MO. He married (1) on 26 Jan 1845 in , Ripley, MO, USA, Sarah Catherine George, born abt. 1824 in MO, USA. He married (2) abt. 1858 Martha Elizabeth Bingham (her m1 surname), born 10 May 1831 in IL, USA; died 9 Apr 1902.

One child of Samuel H. BURNHAM and Martha Elizabeth BINGHAM was Samuel H. Burnham (Jr.), born abt. 1861 in MO, USA; died 18 Oct 1926 in , Washington, ID, USA.He married (1) on 3 Jan 1884 in Reynolds, MO, USA, Catherine A. Cycla Chitwood, born 22 Nov 1855; died 16 Oct 1890. He married (2) on 3 Jan 1892 in Carter, MO, USA, Ellen Williams [1318], born abt. Jul 1873 in MO, USA.

Children of Samuel H. BURNHAM (Jr.) and Ellen WILLIAMS were as follows: Sina, Stonewall, Parzilla, Stella, Ev