Death Certificates of Finns in Clallam County, Washington, 1907-1947


As contained in microfilm files of the Family History Center at Vancouver, Washington. Excerpted by Merle A. Reinikka.



1911

HANSEN, CHRISTINA T. -- Born January 19, 1892, Washington State. Died Dec. 23, 1911, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Single. Father: Jno. Wm. Hansen (b. Sweden). Mother: Mary Johnson (b. Finland). Burial at Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1913

THOMPSON, THOMAS -- Age 53, born in Finland. Died July 6, 1913, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: heart failure. Married. Farmer.
JUSLIIN, IDA JOHANNA -- Born February 29, 1912, Finland. Died June 5, 1913, Port Crescent, Wash. Cause of death: pneumonia. Father: Francis F. Jusliin (b. Finland). Mother: Johanna Wasenkari (b. Finland). Informant: A. Wasenkari, Port Crescent, Wash. Burial at Port Crescent, Wash.

 

1914

EHN, CHRIST -- Age 42, born in Finland. Died October 18, 1914, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: suicide, cut throat. Single. Logger. Informant: Fred Ehn. Burial Oct. 20, 1914, Port Angeles, Wash.
OBERG, HENRY -- Age 57, born in Finland. Died April 9, 1914, General Hospital, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach and bowel. Married. Rancher. Informant: Mrs. Effie Thors, Port Crescent, Wash.
JUSLIIN, HANNAH -- Born March 31, 1894, Finland. Died Apr. 28, 1914, Port Crescent, Wash. Cause of death: suicide, hanging by neck. Father: John Wasenkari (b. Finland). Mother: Liza Puskala (b. Finland). Informant: A. Wasenkari, Port Crescent, Wash. Burial Apr. 30, 1914, Port Crescent, Wash.

 

1915

MATSON, WILLIAM -- Born February 28, 1861, Finland. Died May 28, 1915, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of transverse colon. Married. Sailor. Informant: Mrs. Wm. Matson. Burial May 29, 1915, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1916

WIBORG, ETHEL -- Born August 9, 1892, Skagit County, Wash. Died Feb. 12, 1916, Sequim, Wash. Cause of death: erisepalis, mitral regurgitation. Married. Father: Peter M. Johnson (b. Sweden). Mother: Vedla Toldbers (b. Finland). Burial at Mt. Vernon, Wash.
JOBELL, IDA -- Born February 2, 1886, California. Died Sept. 28, 1916, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Single. Father: M.L. Jobell (b. Finland). Mother: Mary Neuberg (b. Finland). Burial at Oceanview Cemetery, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1917

MATSON, WILLIAM -- Born 1894 in Finland. Died April 29, 1917, Clallam Bay, Wash. Cause of death: lobar pneumonia, tonsilar abscess. Single. Logger, Goodyear Logging Co. Father: Matt Scalbfolk (b. Finland). Mother: Stena (b. Finland). Informant: Henry Seablom, Seattle, Wash. Burial May 1, 1917, Clallam Bay Cemetery.
THORS, HAZEL -- Born August 31, 1913, Washington State. Died Sept. 24, 1917, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: lobar pneumonia. Father: A. Thors (b. Finland). Mother: Effie Oberg (b. Finland). Informant: A. Thors, Joyce, Wash. Burial Sept. 27, 1917, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1918

HANSEN, ANDREW -- Born October 22, 1899, Washington State. Died Apr. 30, 1918, General Hospital, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral meningitis. Single. Gas engineer. Father: John W. Hansen (b.Sweden). Mother: Mary Johnson (b. Finland). Informant: Mrs. Mary Anderson, Piedmont, Wash. Burial May 2, 1918, Port Angeles, Wash.
OLUND, JOHN -- Age unknown, born in Finland. Died October 27, 1918, General Hospital, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: double pneumonia following influenza. Married. Laborer. Burial Oct. 30, 1918, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1920

MATSON, LYTE -- Born July 6, 1906, Port Crescent, Wash. Died March 12, 1920, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: influenza and pneumonia. Father: Emil Matson (b. Finland). Mother: Lizzie Haryu (b. Finland). Burial March 14, 1920, Port Angeles, Wash.
NYLUND, ANDREW -- Age 68, born in Finland. Died July 15, 1920, Ozette, Wash. Cause of death: asthma. Widowed. Farmer. Burial July 16, 1920 on homestead at Ozette, Wash.
SAARINEN, HUGO -- Born December 16, 1891, Finland. Died Oct. 26, 1920, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: accidental drowning. Married. Carpenter. Informant: Jennie Saarinen, Port Angeles, Wash. Burial Oct. 31, 1920, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1921

AURA, RUTH HELEN -- Born May 16, 1921, Joyce, Wash. Died June 19, 1921, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: renal; hepatitis (poor surroundings). Father: Wm. Aura (b. Finland). Mother: Anna Nyman (b. Finland). Burial June 21, 1921, Port Angeles, Wash.
KLEMETT, MATT -- Age unknown, born inFinland. Died August 8, 1921, Pysht, Wash. Cause of death: body and head crushed between rolling logs. Logger, Merrill & Ring Co. Burial at Port Angeles, Wash.
AHOLA, AGNES ELIZABETH -- Born February 21, 1860, Finland. Died Aug. 21, 1921, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach. Wife of A. Ahola. Father: John Nisen (b. Finland). Mother: Marie (b. Finland). Burial Aug. 23, 1921, Port Angeles, Wash.
JOHNSON, JOE -- Age 33, born in Finland. Died Sept. 9, 1921, Clallam Bay, Wash. Cause of death: accident; chest crushed between cars. Single. Logger. Father: John Johnson (b. Finland). Mother: Tena Carlson (b.Finland). Informant: John Carlson, Marysville, Wash. Burial Sept. 12, 1921, Port Angeles, Wash.
HENNEBUSCH, HELEN CORNELIA -- Born January 14, 1880, Washington State. Died Sept. 16, 1921, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of colon. Wife of Fred V. Hennebusch. Father: Frank Robinson (b. Finland). Mother: Margaret Mohrdick (b. Wash.). Burial Sept. 19, 1921, Eden Valley, Wash.

 

1922

ILMONI, HUGO T. -- Age about 35, born in Finland. Died February 11, 1922, Blyn, Wash. Cause of death: fractured skull; crushed by rolling log. Logger. Burial Feb. 27, 1922, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1923

HEINONEN, INA SOPHIA -- Born February 22, 1878, Pyhajoki, Finland. Died May 28, 1923, Romapo (farm near Joyce, Wash.). Cause of death: Brights disease. Wife of Isaac Heinonen. Father: Matthew Frees (b. Finland). Mother: Freda (b. Finland). Informant: Isaac Heinonen, Joyce, Wash. Burial May 31, 1923, Port Angeles, Wash.
REINIKKA, HANS -- Born January 19, 1910, Elmira, Washington. Died June 6, 1923, pond on Lower Elwha, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: drowned; overcome with cramps. Student. Father: Antti Reinikka (b. Finland). Mother: Tilda Mottonen (b. Finland). Informant: Iver Reinikka, Port Angeles, Wash. Burial June 9, 1923, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1924

ROBINSON, FRANK -- Born July 27, 1847, Finland. Died Dec. 30, 1924, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage. Widowed. Farmer. Informant: Mrs. W.M. Gellhart, Port Angeles, Wash. Burial Jan. 3, 1925, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1925

SUNDLIN, SINA -- Born September 15, 1884, Finland. Died July 7, 1925, Resthaven Hospital, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: iodine poisoning. Wife of Matt Ranta. Father: John Sundlin (b. Finland). Informant: Isaak Salo, Sequim,Wash. Burial July 9, 1925, Port Angeles, Wash.
ROSE, JOHN -- Born 1884 in Finland. Died Aug. 18, 1925, Eden Valley, Wash. Cause of death: head and chest crushed by tree. Single. Logger, Carlsbad Mill & Tbr. Co. Burial Aug. 22, 1925, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1926

HEIJA, MATT -- Age 56, born in Finland. Died Jan. 26, 1926, General Hospital, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: accident in woods; compound fracture of leg. Single. Logger, Merrill & Ring Tbr. Co. Informant: M.A. Heija, Kinnedale, Wash. Burial Jan. 28, 1926, Port Angeles, Wash.
HYVARIA, ISSIACK -- Born 1874 in Finland. Died June 6, 1926, Resthaven Hospital, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: fracture of ribs and punctured lungs with pulmonary hemorrhage. Single. Logger, Blodell-Donovan. Burial Feb. 9, 1926, Port Angeles, Wash.
FRIIS, FREDA -- Born September 29, 1853, Finland. Died Oct. 25, 1926, Agnew, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of uterus. Widow. Father: Mat Friis (b. Finland). Mother: Kathrine Carry (b. Finland). Informant: Emil Mattson, Agnew, Wash. Burial Oct. 28, 1926, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1927

SAARI, MATTHEW -- Born September 2, 1867, Finland. Died Dec. 25, 1927, Lincoln Hospital, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: cardio-renal disease. Widowed. Retired powder man (blowing stumps). Burial Dec. 29, 1927, Snoqualmie, Wash.

 

1928

LOWE, ELMA ESTHER -- Born August 19, 1903, Franklin, Wash. Died May 26, 1928, Port Angeles Hospital, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma; tuberculosis. Wife of C.E. Lowe. Father: Jack Lahti (b. Finland). Mother: Sanni Kniibila (b. Finland). Burial at Seattle, Wash.
HEINONEN, WALTER J. -- Born June 21, 1919, Joyce, Wash. Died June 1, 1928, Lincoln Hospital, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: asthmatic bronchitis, influenza. Student. Father: Isaac Heinonen (b. Finland). Mother: Ina Thompson (b. Finland). Burial June 3, 1928, Ocean View Cemetery, Port Angeles, Wash.
NICHOLS, ANNA ELIZABETH -- Born May 25, 1886, Port Arthur, Canada. Died Sept. 23, 1928, Lincoln Hospital, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: gangrenous appendicitis. Wife of E.E. Nichols. Father: Axel Ahola (b. Finland). Mother: Agnes Niesen (b. Finland). Informant: Mr. E.O. Ahola, Sultan, Wash. Burial Sept. 25, 1928, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1929

THORS, JODEAN -- Born November 3, 1927, Joyce, Wash. Died Apr. 16, 1929, Port Angeles Hospital & Sanitorium. Cause of death: patent foramen. Father: A. Thors (b. Finland). Mother: Ohera (b. Finland). Burial Apr. 18, 1929, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1931

LEPPI, JOHN -- Born October 18, 1880, Finland. Died Dec. 26, 1931, Agnew, Wash. Cause of death: acute myocarditis. Husband of Olga. Miner, retired. Burial Dec. 29, 1931, Ocean View Cemetery, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1933

HELIN, ALBERT -- Age about 55, born in Finland. Died Sept. 22, 1933, Forks, Wash. Cause of death: endocarditis. Husband of Helmi. Fisherman. Resident of Seattle, Wash. Burial Sept. 27, 1933, Seattle, Wash.
PALMU, VAINÖ -- Age 30, born in Härmä, Finland. Died Oct. 12, 1933, Forks, Wash. Cause of death: log rolled on him; fractured skull, internal injuries. Husband of Emmi Vilhelmina. Logger. Father: Andrew Palmu (b. Härmä, Finland). Mother: Sanna Järvi (b. Härmä, Finland). Burial Oct. 15, 1933, Forks, Wash.
HILL, OTTO JOHN ART -- Born January 7, 1912, New York, N.Y. Died Dec. 6, 1933, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: hit by automobile; crushed skull. Husband of Marrion. Laborer/truckdriver. Father: Otto Hill (b. Finland). Mother: Hannah Janeson (b. Finland). Burial Dec. 10, 1933, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1934

KOHMAN, KRIS -- Age approximately 48 years, born in Finland. Died January 31, 1934, Forks, Wash. Cause of death: log rolled on him; crushed left femur and pelvis. Single. Bucker, logging camp. Burial Feb. 15, 1934, Forks, Wash.
CLARK, ESTHER PEARL -- Born January 22, 1900, Joyce, Wash. Died Dec. 15, 1934, County Home, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: tuberculosis of spine. Wife of Edward Clark. Father: Manual Wassenkari (b. Finland). Mother: Hendrika Pietila (b. Finland). Burial Dec. 18, 1934, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1937

CARLSON, EMILIA -- Born August 10, 1871, Finland. Died Feb. 1, 1937, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: hemoplegia, arteriosclerosis, myocarditis. Wife of Carl Carlson. Burial Feb. 3, 1937, Port Angeles, Wash.
HANSEN, EDWARD -- Born November 12, 1875, Finland. Died Feb. 20, 1937, Pysht, Wash. Cause of death: myocarditis. Single. Logger, Merrill & Ring Co. Cremated Feb. 23, 1937, Port Angeles, Wash.
DORST, ELLEN WILHELMINA -- Born December 8, 1871, Finland. Died July 5, 1937, Forks, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of bladder. Wife of Henry Dorst Sr. Father: Carl Oberg (b. Finland). Informant: Oscar Wahlgren, Forks, Wash. Burial July 8, 1937, Forks, Wash.

 

1939

NYLAND, ANDERS -- Age 29 yrs. 6 mos., born Clallam County, Wash. Disappeared April 18, 1928; skeleton found Dec. 2, 1939, rural Clallam Co. Single. Farmer. Father: Andres Nyland (b. Finland). Burial Dec. 31, 1939, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1941

NYHOLM, ALFRED -- Born October 27, 1885, Munsala, Finland. Died Aug. 14, 1941, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: nephritis, myocarditis, arteriosclerosis. Husband of Ida. Farmer. Father: Jacob Nyholm (b. Finland). Mother: Mary (b. Finland). Informant: Mrs. Fred Nyholm, Port Angeles, Wash. Burial Aug. 16, 1941, Port Angeles, Wash.
KATAJA, ELMER -- Born September 14, 1887, Finland. Died Sept. 22, 1941, Sappho, Wash. Cause of death: log rolling; fractured skull. Single. Bucker, logging. Informant: Matt Leino, Seattle, Wash. Burial Sept. 25, 1941, Seattle, Wash.
HEINO, JOSEPH WILLIAM -- Age about 55, born in Finland. Died October 2, 1941, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: coronary occlusion. Single. Bridge carpenter, Milwaukee Railroad. Burial Oct. 6, 1941, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1943

ANDERSON, JACK E. -- Born May 31, 1886, Finland. Died Nov. 20, 1943, near Sappho, Wash. Cause of death: log rolled on him; fracture of cervical spine. Single. Logger, Bloedel-Donovan Co. Burial Nov. 21, 1943, Aberdeen, Wash.

 

1944

JOHNSON, OLGA ALEXANDRIA -- Born September 18, 1889, Helsingfors, Finland. Died Jan. 6, 1944, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: apoplexy. Wife of Ike Johnson. Father: Rosenquist (b. Finland). Burial Jan. 10, 1944, Port Angeles, Wash.
JOKINEN, ALPO -- Born September 8, 1909, Finland. Died Oct. 31, 1944, Neah Bay, Wash. Cause of death: head injury and contusion of brain. Single. Logger, Crown Zellerbach Corp. Father: Emil Jokinen (b. Finland). Removal Nov. 22, 1944, to Duluth, Minn.

 

1945

LAINE, MIKE -- Born April 8, 1882, Pyhajoki, Finland. Died May 12, 1945, Agnew Rt., Clallam Co., Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach. Husband of Aina. Logger, Crescent Logging Co. Father: Andrew Martala (b. Finland). Burial May 16, 1945, Port Angeles, Wash.

 

1947

JARVIS, CHARLES -- Born December 10, 1877, Finland. Died March 7, 1947, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: acute coronary occlusion. Divorced. Farmer. Informant: Eva J. Jarvis, Port Angeles, Wash. Burial March 11, 1947, Port Angeles, Wash.
NORQUIST, JOHN LEON FRANCIS -- Born July 8, 1910, Boston, Mass. Died Oct. 31, 1947, Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: suicide; gunshot wound to head. Divorced. Deckhand, Foss Tug & Barge Co. Father: John Norquist (b. Finland). Mother: Anna Carlson (b. Finland). Informant: John Norquist, Gig Harbor, Wash. Cremated Nov. 4, 1947.