Sunday’s Obituary: P.J. O’Donnell – Seattle

P.J. O’Donnell Succumbs

Patrick James O’Donnell, veteran Seattle entertainer and writer died suddenly Tuesday at his home at 15904 20th Ave. S.W. He was the husband of the former Viola Bozarth, who wrote for many years under the name of Cynthia Grey for the old Seattle Star.

Mr. O’Donnell, who was 50 years old, was a native of Bayonne, N.J. He had made his home in Seattle for 33 years and was a member of the Wilkes Players and the Duffy Players.

In addition to his widow, he leaves three brothers, Cornelius J., Daniel J. and John J. O’Donnell, in California, and a sister Mrs. Ann Kavet of Portland.

Requiem mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Francis’ Church at Seahurst. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery under the directin of Joseph R. Manning and Sons.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 15 December 1949

Sunday’s Obituary: Alexander Rippett – Seattle

Port Blakely Pioneer Dies

Alexander Rippett, 79, who came to Port Blakely 60 years ago from his birthplace in County Down, Ireland, died Tuesday in Providence Hospital after a short illness.

Mr. Rippett, 2919 W. Haynes St., moved to Seattle 49 years ago. He last worked at the Washington Iron Works and retired in 1944.

He was a member of the Washington State Pioneers Association and was the last living member of the Kane Masonic Lodge No. 5 of Port Blakely.

Mr. Rippett is survived by his widow, Laura; a daughter, Mrs. Edmund Van Wyck, Seattle; four sisters, two of whom live in Belfast, Ireland, one in Kent, England, and the other, Mrs. Harry Swann, in New York City; two granddaughters, and one great-gransdson.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Bonney-Watson chapel. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 15 December 1949

Sunday’s Obituary – Louis Doran, Sequim and Yakima

from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Louis James Doran, 67, former Sequim and Yakima rancher, died Tuesday at Swedish Hospital in Seattle after five months’ illness.

Mr. Doran was born in Dubuque, Ia. He moved with his parents to Sequim 61 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Doran operated a dairy ranch in the Sequim area until five years ago, when they moved to Yakima. They came to Seattle after he became ill.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Winona H. Doran; a foster son, Paul L. Stauffer of Alameda, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. William Wilson of Bremerton, Mrs. Margaret Phelps of Heppner, Ore.; Mrs. Harold Sprague of Centralia, and Mrs. J.R. Denney and Miss Gene Doran of Seattle, and two brothers, Bert Doran of Port Angeles and William Doran of Sekiu.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday in the Arthur A. Wright and Son chapel, with burial in Port Angeles’ Mount Angeles Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 15 December 1949

Sunday’s Obituary: Silas T. Holsclaw – Seattle

S. T. Holsclaw Funeral Today

Funeral services for Silas T. Holsclaw, 5907 45th Ave. S.W., will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon in West Seattle Christion Church.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetry under direction of West Home Funeral Parlors, with committal service by the Knights of Pythias.

Mr. Holsclaw, 83, was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He died Monday after an illness of three weeks.

A native of Boone, N.C., he came to Seattle fom Grangeville, Idaho; 32 years ago. He was a retired carpenter and shipwright.

He was a member of the West Seattle Christian Church, the Knights of Pythias and the Dokies, a branch of that order.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret D. Holsclaw, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Henson of Boone, N.C.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 15 December 1949.

 

Sunday’s Obituary: Lawrence E. White, Seattle, Washington

Rock Victim’s Services Set

Funeral services for Lawrence E. White, 12, who died Thursday in Maynard Hospital of injuries suffered when struck in the head by a rock hurled in play by a schoolmate, will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Columbia Funeral Home. Private cremation will follow. Lawrence was in the sixth grade at John Muir School. He had more than nine years of perfect Sunday School attendance at the Mt. Baker Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. White, 3115 Cascadia Ave., and a sister, Phyllis Mary.

(Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, Washington, 1 April 1950, page 14)

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