Death Certificates of Finns in Jefferson County, Washington, 1908-1946


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



1908

JOHNSON, JAMES E. -- Age 50, born in Finland. Died Oct. 9, 1908, U.S. Marine Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: hemorrhage; corpum striatum internal capsule. Single. Seaman.

 

1910

STRAND, EDWARD -- Born January 19, 1819, Finland. Died Jan. 29, 1910, Chimacum, Wash. Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia. Farmer. Father: Strand (b. Finland). Burial Jan. 31, 1910, Chimacum, Wash.

 

1912

LUNDBERG, AXEL -- Age 39, born in Finland. Died Feb. 19, 1912, U.S. Marine Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: enteric fever. Single. Seaman aboard Steamer Maj. Evan Thomas.

 

1913

MORTEN, ISAAC -- Age 57, born in Finland. Died July 9, 1913, U.S. Marine Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: tubercle of lung; Bright's disease. Seaman aboard Schooner Fred J. Ward. Burial July 10, 1913, Marine Hospital Cemetery, Port Townsend, Wash.
JOHNSON, HARRY -- Born January 13, 1862, Finland. Died Nov. 11, 1913, St. Johns Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: gangrene of lungs. Widowed. Longshoreman. Father: Harry Johnson (b. Finland). Mother: Mary Nelson (b. Finland). Burial Nov. 12, 1913, Port Ludlow, Wash.

 

1914

ANDERSON, JOHN H. -- Born July 9, 1854, Finland. Died Aug. 27, 1914, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: valvular heart disease. Single. Seaman. Father: Henry Anderson (b. Finland). Mother: Elizabeth (b. Finland). Burial Aug. 27, 1914, County Cemetery, Port Townsend, Wash.
BRISH, C. -- Age about 30, born in Finland. Died Dec. 13, 1914, St. Johns Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: typhoid fever. Single. Day laborer. Burial Dec. 14, 1914, County Cemetery, Port Townsend, Wash.

 

1915

FORSTROM, CHARLES -- Born 1862 in Finland. Died Jan. 23, 1915, U.S. Marine Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: deformation of liver; debility. Married. Sailor. Burial Jan. 24, 1915, Marine Cemetery, Port Townsend, Wash.
JOHNSON, JOHN E. -- Born February 27, 1861, Finland. Died Jan. 2, 1915, Quilcene, Wash. Cause of death: hemorrhage of stomach from ulcer. Married. Fisherman. Father: John E. Johnson Sr. (b. Finland).
WILSON, CHARLES -- Age about 70, born in Finland. Died Apr. 30, 1915, Hadlock, Wash. Cause of death: valvular heart disease; found dead. Single. Laborer. Burial May 1, 1915, Chimicum, Wash.
LUNDSTROM, ALFRED -- Born January 24, 1877, Finland. Died May 24, 1915, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: cancer of diaphragm. Married. Dairyman. Father: Michel Lundstrom (b. Finland). Mother: Josephine Karl (b. Finland). Informant: Mrs. Dora Lundstrom, Port Townsend, Wash. Burial May 26, 1915, Laurel Grove, Port Townsend, Wash.

 

1916

JOHNSON, GUSTAVE -- Born June 5, 1835, Finland. Died Jan. 21, 1916, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral apoplexy; chronic endocarditis. Single. Day laborer. Informant: William Bishop, Chimacum, Wash. Burial Jan. 22, 1916, Chimacum, Wash.
KESTRIN, FRANK CHRISTIAN -- Born January 28, 1859, Finland. Died May 22, 1916, Irondale, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis; alcoholism. Single. Laborer. Informant: R.C. Hill, Irondale, Wash. Burial May 26, 1916, Chimacum, Wash.
PETERSON, PETER -- Age unknown; born in Finland. Died June 18, 1916, Jefferson County, Wash. Cause of death: paraplegia and exhaustion from dual intoxication insufficiency; bed sores, cystitis, etc. Single. Longshoreman and sailor. Burial June 20, 1916, County Cemetery, Port Townsend, Wash.
TWIGGS, JOHN E. -- Born August 31, 1866, Chimacum, Wash. (halfbreed Indian and Finn). Died Aug. 12, 1916, Irondale, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Married. Farmer. Father: Reynold R Twiggs (b. Finland). Mother: Lizzie (b. Skagit Co., Wash.). Informant: C.P. Twiggs, Irondale, Wash. Burial at Chimacum, Wash.
STRAND, ALBERT -- Born September 24, 1858, Washington. Died Dec. 10, 1916, Chimacum, Wash. Cause of death: lobar pneumonia. Single. Rancher. Father: Edward Strand (b. Finland). Mother: Boyda Hicks (b. Washington). Informant: Mrs. Woodley, Hadlock, Wash. Burial Dec. 12, 1916, Chimacum, Wash.

 

1917

FRANK, ISAAC -- Born October 4,1840, Finland. Died Apr. 27, 1917, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: chronic parenchymatous nephritis. Single. Laborer. Informant: Sister Peters, Port Townsend, Wash. Burial Apr. 30, 1917, Catholic Cemetery, Port Townsend, Wash.

 

1918

ISAACSON, ERIC WILHELM -- Born November 29, 1896, Malax, Finland. Died Jan. 21, 1918, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: shock and hemorrhage from injury; accident; broken clavicle secondary and eight ribs; struck by a cable while at work in the Discovery Bay Logging camp. Single. Logger. Father: Isaac Pafs (b. Finland). Informant: Ella Isackson. Removal to Everett, Wash.
BUSKALA, SEBERT -- Born December 2, 1856, Finland. Died July 1, 1918, Shine, Wash. Cause of death: cancer of liver. Married. Farmer. Father: Peter Buskala (b. Finland). Mother: Sarah (b. Finland). Informant: Alfred Buskala, Shine, Wash. Burial July 2, 1918, Shine, Wash.

 

1919

WILSON, EMANUEL -- Born July 4, 1842, Finland. Died Feb. 6, 1919, St. Johns Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Usual residence Chimicum, Wash. Cause of death: cancer of bladder. Divorced. Farmer. Burial Feb. 8, 1919, Chimacum, Wash.

 

1920

JOHNSON, ALBERT -- Age 67, born in Finland. Died March 11, 1920, Chimacum, Wash. Cause of death: chronic endocarditis; acute decompensation; myocarditis. Husband of Katie. Rancher. Burial March 13, 1920, Port Townsend, Wash.
WILLIAMS, CHARLES -- Born February 29, 1845, Finland. Died Oct. 12, 1920, Hadlock, Wash. Cause of death: chronic Brights disease. Single. Farmer. Burial Oct. 13, 1920, Chimacum, Wash.

 

1921

ANDERSON, CHARLES -- Age 55, born in Finland. Died Jan. 1, 1921, U.S. Marine Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: chronic parenchymatous nephritis. Single. Fisherman. Burial Jan. 3, 1921, Sailors Union Cemetery, Port Townsend, Wash.

 

1922

LUNDSTROM, JOSEPHINE -- Born May 5, 1849, Finland. Died May 5, 1922, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage; arteriosclerosis. Wife of Michael Lundstrom. Burial May 8, 1922, Laurel Grove, Port Townsend, Wash.
KEOGAN, MINNIE -- Born January 5, 1861, Washington ( Indian). Died May 24, 1922, St. Johns Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: edema of lungs; chronic appendecitis and choleocystitis. Widow. Father: Charles Williams (b. Finland). Mother: Mary (b. Wash.). Burial May 26, 1922, Chimacum, Wash.

 

1924

YARR, JOSEPHINE -- Born September 12, 1872, Washington. Died Apr. 6, 1924, Chimacum, Wash. Cause of death: cardiac decompensation; endocarditis; nephritis. Wife of Thomas Yarr. Father: Edward Strand (b. Finland). Mother: Boyda Johnson (b. Wash.). Informant: Thomas Yarr, Debob, Wash. Burial Apr. 8, 1924, Chimacum, Wash.
LUNDSTROM, MICHAEL -- Born September 17, 1852, Finland. Died Apr. 24, 1924, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage. Widower of Josephine. Farmer. Informant: E. Lundstrom, Port Townsend, Wash. Burial Apr. 26, 1924, Port Townsend, Wash.

 

1926

MATSON, ANDREW -- Born August 23, 1849, Finland. Died March 7, 1926, Lealand, Wash. Cause of death: peritonitis following exploded peptic ulcer. Husband of Clara. Farmer. Father: Matts Matson (b. Finland). Burial March 10, 1926, Quilcene, Wash.
WILLIAMSON, OSKER -- Age 55, born in Finland. Died May 6, 1926, Uncas, Wash. Cause of death: cardiac decompensation; angina pectoris. Single. Powder man, Guthrie & Co. Informant: John Anderson, Dabob, Wash. Burial in Port Townsend, Wash.
HANNI, JOHN -- Born February 26, 1885, Finland. Died Oct. 25, 1926, U.S. Marine Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Usual residence Portland, Oregon. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis; pulmonary hemorrhage. Husband of Hilda. Merchant seaman. Father: Jacob Hanni (b. Finland). Mother: Freda Sawrovla (b. Finland). Burial Oct. 26, 1926, Port Townsend, Wash.

 

1927

HALLBERG, ARVO -- Born September 1, 1894, Finland. Died May 2, 1927, U.S. Marine Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: chronic choleocystitis with abscess of liver; bronchial pneumonia. Single. Merchant seaman. Father: John Hallberg (b. Finland). Mother: Victoria Sadebelon (b. Finland). Burial May 4, 1927, Port Townsend, Wash.
MAENPAA, EINAR O. -- Born January 22, 1906, Astoria, Oregon. Died May 1, 1927, Kalalock, near Destruction Island, Wash. Usual residence Astoria, Ore. Cause of death: accidental drowning; wrecked fishing boat; found June 10, 1927, on Kalalock Beach. Single. Student. Father: John Maenpaa (b. Finland). Mother: Katri Kaakinen (b. Finland). Informant: Viljo Maenpaa, Astoria, Ore. Burial at Hoquiam, Wash.
WELANDER, CHARLES A. -- Born October 14, 1851, Finland. Died June 20, 1927, Dabob, Wash. Cause of death: cardiac decompensation; angina pectoris. Husband of Anna S. Logger. Informant: E.A. Welander, Dabob, Wash. Burial June 22, 1927, Chimacum, Wash.
BLOOMQUIST, JOHN WILLIAM -- Born August 13, 1882, California. Died Aug. 31, 1927, Irondale, Wash. Cause of death: cardiac decompensation; acute gastralgia. Single. Fisherman. Father: William Bloomquist (b. Finland). Mother: Anna Furgerstrom (b. Finland). Informant: Anna Furgerstrom, Port Townsend, Wash. Removal to Seattle, Wash.
GABRIELSON, GUS -- Born February 25, 1878, Finland. Died Nov. 13, 1927, U.S. Marine Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: cirrhosis of liver; atrophy. Husband of Hilda. Merchant seaman. Father: Gastgcfscar Gabrielson (b. Finland). Burial Nov. 15,1927, Port Townsend, Wash.

 

1928

SODERHOLM, AUGUST -- Born April 3, 1866, Finland. Died Jan. 10, 1928, U.S. Marine Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Usual residence Victoria Hotel, Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach. Single. Merchant seaman. Father: Henrick Soderholm (b. Finland). Mother: Katrine Nybeck (b. Finland). Burial Jan. 12, 1928, Port Townsend, Wash.
JADERBURG, JOHN -- Born June 24, 1889, Finland. Died Aug. 7, 1928, U.S. Marine Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Usual residence Victoria Hotel, Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis; tubercular laryngitis. Single. Seaman, fisherman. Father: Otto Jaderburg (b. Finland). Mother: Mina Hanson (b. Finland). Burial Aug. 8, 1928, Port Townsend, Wash.
SAILEY, FRANK WILLIAM -- Born May 7, 1884, Oregon. Died Aug. 13, 1928, Quilcene, Wash. Cause of death: accidental gunshot; entire skull shattered. Single. Sawyer, McCormick Lumber Co. Father: Andrew Sailey (b. Finland). Mother: Mary Suesala (b. Finland). Informant: Mrs. Proctor, Seattle, Wash. Burial Aug. 16, 1928, Port Townsend, Wash.
JACOBSON, JOHN -- Born March 25, 1851, Finland. Died Aug. 17, 1928, St. Johns Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: nephritis; chronic interstitial uremia; hypertension. Single. Farm employee. Father: Jacob Jacobson (b. Finland). Mother: Koeser Great (b. Finland). Burial Aug. 18, 1928, Port Townsend, Wash.

 

1930

NYGARD, JOSEF H. -- Born October 31, 1887, Finland. Died Sept. 7, 1930, Brinnon, Wash. Cause of death: asphyxia by drowning; suicide at American Timber Co. wharf. Single. Logger, American Timber Co. Father: Victor Nygard (b. Finland). Informant: Iver Alfredson, Seattle, Wash. Removal Sept. 10, 1930, to Seattle, Wash.
LAKSON, JOHN -- Born August 26, 1863, Finland. Died Nov. 3, 1930, U.S. Marine Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Usual residence Portland, Ore. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach; auricular fibrillation. Widowed. Carpenter, merchant seaman. Father: Maurits
Lakson (b. Finland). Mother: Alexandria Wilhelmina (b. Finland). Burial Nov. 5, 1930, Port Townsend, Wash.

 

1931

VIROLO, HISKI -- Born December 7, 1902, Finland. Died March 2, 1931, St. Johns Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: extensive burns on head, face, trunk, hand and legs; auto accident; caught under car. Husband of Laura. Logger. Informant: Larua Virolo, Pearson, Wash. Removal March 4, 1931, to Pearson, Wash.
NORDLAND, VICTOR -- Born August 2, 1905, Poulsbo, Wash. Died March 14, 1931, Jefferson Co., Wash. Cause of death: accidental drowning. Divorced from Rose Nordland. Store clerk, Chas. E. McCormick Lumber Co. Father: Adrian Nordland Sr. (b. Finland). Mother: Anna Newgard (b. Finland). Informant: Adrian Nordland Sr., Poulsbo, Wash. Burial March 22, 1931, Poulsbo, Wash.

 

1932

ADAMSON, MARTIN -- Age 51, born in Rige, Finland. Died June 25, 1932, U.S. Marine Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Usual residence Astoria, Oregon. Cause of death: nephritis, parenchymatous, acute, toxic. Married. Removal June 26, 1932, to Astoria, Ore.

 

1935

JOHNSON, IDA PAULINE -- Born November 26,1876, Haapajarvi, Finland. Died Nov. 13, 1935, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis; cardiovascular renal disease. Wife of Henry Johnson. Father: Antti Jarvenpaa (b. Finland). Informant: Mrs. Lillian Hastig (daughter). Burial Nov. 16, 1935, Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Townsend, Wash.

 

1937

WOODMAN, LOTTIE -- Born November 29, 1879, Chimacum, Wash. ( Indian). Died Jan. 5, 1937, St. Johns Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Usual residence Irondale, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral thrombosis; arteriosclerosis. Wife of William Woodman. Father: Edward Strand (b. Finland). Mother: Bodia Hicks (b. Snohomish, Wash.). Burial Jan. 8, 1937, Chimacum, Wash.

 

1938

BUSKALA, JOHANNA -- Born July 25, 1860, Finland. Died March 30, 1938, Shine, Wash. Cause of death: apoplectic stroke; cancer of uterus; senility; hypertension. Widow of Alfred Buskala. Father: John Valiaaja (b. Finland). Informant: Mrs. Martin Parks (daughter), Shine, Wash. Burial Apr. 3, 1938, Shine Cemetery, Shine, Wash.

 

1940

WOODLEY, CLARA -- Born January 4, 1860, Chimacum, Wash. ( Indian). Died May 10, 1940, Hadlock, Wash. Cause of death: acute pulmonary edema; mitral stenosis; hypertension; myocarditis. Widow of Frank Woodson. Father: Edward Strand (b. Finland). Mother: Bodia Hicks (b. Snohomish, Wash.) Informant: Martha Johnson, Hadlock, Wash. Burial May 13, 1940, Chimacum, Wash.

 

1941

JAMESON, MINA -- Born May 25, 1865, Allinan Islands, Finland. Died Feb. 28, 1941, Brinnon, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage. Wife of George Washington Jameson (age 69). Father: Eric Peter Lundberg (b. Finland). Cremation March 3, 1941, Fern Hill, Aberdeen, Wash.
CARLSON, CARL E. -- Born April 12, 1860, Marikan, Finland. Died March 14, 1941, rural Nordland, Wash. Cause of death: acute coronary thrombosis. Single. Longshoreman, waterfront. Burial March 17, 1941, Nordland, Wash.
BLOOMQUIST, ANNIE -- Born March 18, 1851, Finland. Died March 18, 1941, St. Johns Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Usual residence Irondale, Wash. Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia; senility. Widow of Isaac Bloomquist. Father: Isaac Matson (b. Finland). Mother: Liza (b. Finland). Cremation March 20, 1941, Port Angeles, Wash.
FORS, AUGUST W. -- Born December 21, 1884, Finland. Died Apr. 10, 1941, St. Johns Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral injury; fractured skull; penetration wound into brain; auto accident. Husband of Ragna (age 46). Layer of hardwood floors. Removal Apr. 26, 1941, to Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.

 

1942

LUNDSTROM, JOHN -- Born November 16, 1874, Finland. Died Aug. 23, 1941, St. Johns Hospital, Port Townsend, Wash. Cause of death: angina pectoris; chronic myocarditis; coronary insufficiency. Widower. Retired logger. Father: Michael Lundstrom (b. Finland). Informant: Michael Lundstrom, Port Townsend, Wash. Burial Aug. 25, 1942, Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Townsend, Wash.

 

1946

ERICKSON, KARL -- Born November 5, 1873, Finland. Died Apr. 24, 1946, Port Ludlow, Wash. Cause of death: shock and exposure; building fell down and pinned his legs; he was not found for four days. Single. Longshoreman. Cremation Apr. 29, 1941, Port Angeles, Wash.