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


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


[1907 - 1918] [1919 - 1929] [1930 - 1939] [1940 - 1947]


1907

HILL, INFANT -- Male child born and died September 25, 1907, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: injury to brain from crushing of skull during delivery. Father: Albert Hill (b. Russia). Mother: Hilma Seppala (b. Russia). Burial Sept. 26, 1907, Mountain View Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
SINCO, MARY -- Born 1902 in Washington. Died Sept. 27, 1907, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral meningitis, probably secondary to typhoid fever. Father: Urquhart Sinco. Burial Sept. 29, 1907, Winlock, Wash.
JARVI, JARI -- Age 25, born 1882 in Finland. Died July 16, 1907, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Single. Mill hand. (No burial data given.)

 

1908

MIKELSON, HILDA ERIKA -- Born August 6, 1907, Washington. Died Feb. 8, 1908, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: pertussis. Father: Jacob Mikelson. Mother: Hilda E. Heikinen. Burial Feb. 9, 1908, Winlock, Wash.
SAMUELSON, ELINORE NORA -- Born September 9, 1907, Lewis Co., Wash. Died July 4, 1908, 3 miles south of Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: cholera infantum. Father: Samuel Samuelson. Mother: Anna Elizabeth Slowke. Burial July 6, 1908, Winlock, Wash.
HERTTUA, HERMAN EMIL -- Born July 2, 1887, Finland. Died Aug. 11, 1908, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: tuberculosis of kidney; pulmonary tuberculosis. Father: Herman Herttua. Mother: Elizabeth Luoma. Burial Aug. 13, 1908, Winlock, Wash.
SALO, INFANT -- Female child stillborn November 16, 1908, Winlock, Wash. Father: Jacob Salo. Mother: Ida Leinonen. (Burial data not given.)

 

1909

LEPISTO, DOIVO -- Born February 1, 1893, B.C., Canada. Died Feb. 10, 1909, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: tuberculosis. Rancher. Father: Mike Lepisto. Mother: Mary Urui. Informant: S. Mamberg, Rochester, Wash. Burial Feb. 14, 1909, Chehalis, Wash.
CARO, JACOB -- Born August 1, 1858, Finland. Died May 20, 1909, Little Falls, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Husband of Matilda. Laborer. Burial May 22, 1909, Little Falls, Wash.
JOHNSON, BABY -- Male child born April 4, 1909, Washington. Died June 8, 1909, Lincoln Creek, Wash. Cause of death: inanition. Father: H.L. Johnson. Mother: Mary Kangres. (No burial data given.)
HAMALA, WILHO -- Born June 5, 1908, Lewis Co., Wash. Died Sept. 5, 1909, near Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: diarrhea; loss of appetite; vomiting; (probably summer complaint). Father: Henry Hamala. Mother: Hilda Maki. Burial Sept. 6, 1909, Winlock, Wash.
ERICKSON, ISAAC -- Age 39, born in Finland. Died Oct. 18, 1909, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: aortic regurgitation. Married. Farmer. Burial Oct. 19, 1909, Winlock, Wash.

 

1910

SALO, BABY -- Child stillborn January 1, 1910, near Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: premature, possibly 7 months. Father: Jacob Salo. Mother: Ida Laanona. Burial Jan. 3, 1910, Winlock, Wash.
HILL, SOPHIA -- Born July 10, 1845, Finland. Died Apr. 5, 1910, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: cancer of stomach. Married. Father: John Toiviata. Mother: Elizabeth. Informant: Herman Hill, Winlock, Wash. Burial Apr. 7, 1910, Winlock, Wash.
MICKELSON, JOHN J. -- Born May 3, 1902, Finland. Died May 3, 1910, near Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Father: Jake Mickelson. Mother: Eriika Heikkinen. Burial May 4, 1910, Winlock, Wash.
WALIN, JOHANN -- Born January 19, 1870, Finland. Died July 15, 1910, near Little Falls, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Married. Farmer. Father: Johann Walin. Informant: Fredrecka Walin, Little Falls, Wash. Burial July18, 1910, Little Falls, Wash.
SALA, AILI SOFIA -- Born December 1, 1909, Mendota, Wash. Died Sept. 24, 1910, Mendota, Wash. Cause of death: cholera infantum. Father: Gus Sala. Mother: Amelia Littanen. Burial Sept. 25, 1910, Wash Laum (?).
FREDRICKSON, IDA -- Born 1868 in Finland. Died Dec. 21, 1910, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: malignant tumors (probably sarcoma) left thigh. Married. Father: Matt. Mother: Lease. Informant: John Fredrickson, Centralia, Wash. Burial Dec. 23, 1910, Butterworth Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.

 

1911

LAKSO, MARY FAMILIE -- Born January 18, 1879, Finland. Died Jan. 3, 1911, near Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: uremia due to acute nephritis; lobar pneumonia. Married. Father: John Lakso. Mother: Alexandria Rippa. Informant: Carl Laakso, Winlock, Wash. Burial Jan. 6, 1911, Winlock, Wash.
LAEHO, O. -- Age unknown, born in Finland. Died March 1, 1911, St. Helens Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: crushed between two logs in accident; died on table in hospital. Laborer. Burial March 4, 1911, Urquhart Cemetery, Chehalis, Wash.
BACK, ARTHUR -- Born July 12, 1887, Finland. Died May 26, 1911, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Single. Store clerk. Father: Victor Smedjebacka. Mother: Rosa Löfbacka. Informant: Lina Back, Rochester, Wash. Burial May 28, 1911, Grand Mound Cemetery.
HEIKKILA, BABY -- Male child born and died July 16, 1911, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: premature birth. Father: Victor Heikkila. Mother: Ida Huuki. Informant: Victor Heikkila, Independence, Wash. Burial at Finn Hill Cemetery.
MICHAELSON, ERIKA -- Born March 16, 1873, Finland. Died Aug. 20, 1911, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: tuberculosis of lungs. Married. Father: Heikkinen. Informant: Matt Michaelson, Winlock, Wash. Burial Aug. 22, 1911, Winlock, Wash.
THOMPSON, BABY -- Male child stillborn October 2, 1911, Winlock, Wash. Father: Jacob Thompson. Mother: Josephine Butio. (No burial data given.)
JYLHA, BABY -- Male child stillborn November 11, 1911, Rochester, Wash. Father: John Jylha. Mother: Mary He____ki. Burial Nov. 13, 1911, near home.

 

1912

SALO, IDA ELIZABETH -- Age 35, born 1877 in Finland. Died Feb. 7, 1912, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage with complete hemoplegia of right side; marked arteriosclerosis. Married. Father: John Lannen. Informant: John Salo, Winlock, Wash. Burial Feb. 8, 1912, Winlock, Wash.
RANDELIN, WILLLIAM -- Age 59, born 1853 in Finland. Died March 20, 1912, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach. Married. Farmer. Burial March 21, 1912, Winlock, Wash.
ISAACSON, INFANT -- Male child stillborn March 1, 1912, St. Mary's Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Father: Ed Isaacson. Mother: Alina Ant__nen. Burial March 1, 1912, Masonic Cemetery, Chehalis, Wash.
LAKSO, ALEXANDRA -- Age 57, born 1853 in Finland. Died May 6, 1912, Independence, Wash. Cause of death: exhaustion following operation for cholangatis; gall stones. Married. Father: Jacob Riippa. Mother: Elizabeth Koski. Informant: John Lakso, Independence, Wash. Burial May 8, 1912, Independence, Wash.

 

1913

BERGMAN, THELMA S. -- Born August 2, 1894, Independence, Wash. Died Jan. 23, 1913, Lewis Co., Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. School girl. Father: John Bergman. Mother: Heda Koski. Burial Jan. 27, 1913, Independence, Wash.
NIEMI, BABY -- Female child stillborn February 24, 1913, Lewis Co., Wash. Father: J.R. Niemi. Informant: Gus Kosola, Rochester, Wash. Burial Feb. 25, 1913, Finnish Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
HAKKLA, IDA -- Age 33 yrs. 6 mos., born in Illinois. Died Apr. 5, 1913, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: chronic Brights disease and valvular heart disease. Married. Father: Hendry Hakkle. Informant: Victor Hakkla, Rochester, Wash. Burial Apr. 8, 1913, Michigan Hill Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
WOTILO, MATHEW -- Born August 11, 1851, Finland. Died May 9, 1913, Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach. Married. Rancher and logger. Father: Andrew Wotilo. Informant: Mrs. Edla Wotilo, Rochester, Wash. Burial May 11, 1913, Finnish Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
KNUTI, ANDREW SAMUEL -- Born December 23, 1863, Finland. Died June 9, 1913, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Farmer. Married. Father: J. Knuti. Mother: Kamerus. Informant: Oscar Kangas, Winlock, Wash. Burial June 11, 1913, Winlock, Wash.
SOTULA, LIZZ -- Born October 2, 1860, Finland. Died June 17, 1913, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach. Married. Father: John Korpii. Mother: Nissila. Informant: J. Sotula, Centralia, Wash. Burial June 19, 1913, Finnish Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
KOHTALA, REINO JAAKOB -- Born October 10, 1912, Tenino, Wash. Died June 26, 1913, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: tubercular meningitis. Father: Mat Kohtala. Mother: Byorr. Burial June 27, 1913, Finnish Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
WUOTILA, ISAAC G. -- Age 62, born in Finland. Died Sept. 23, 1913, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: dropped dead while at work; heart disease. Widower. Retired rancher. Father: Gust Wuotila. Informant: Jonas Wirta, Chehalis, Wash. Burial Sept. 26, 1913, Masonic Cemetery, Chehalis, Wash.
KOHTALA, MATTI -- Born March 12, 1883, Finland. Died Oct. 29, 1913, Lewis Co., Wash. Cause of death: laryngeal and pulmonary tuberculosis. Married. Farmer-miner. Father: Matti Kohtala. Mother: Liisa. Informant: Wester Kohtala, Lincoln Creek, Wash. Burial Oct. 31, 1913, Independence, Wash.
BACKMAN, M__ LEE -- Age 49, born 1864 in Finland. Died Dec. 2, 1913, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: tubercular meningitis. Married. Farmer. Father: Matt Backman. Informant: Mrs. Lena Backman, Independence, Wash. Burial Dec. 4, 1913, Grand Mound Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
MAKI, REINO -- Born December 23, 1913, Winlock, Wash. Died Dec. 31, 1913, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: inanition. Father: Charles Maki. Mother: Lydia Puro. Burial Jan. 1, 1914, Winlock, Wash.
NISULA, JOHN -- Age 26, born in Finland. Died Dec. 5, 1913, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: diabetes mellitus. Single. Father: Jacob Nisula. Mother: Mary. Informant: Gust Nisula, Winlock, Wash. (No burial data given.)

 

1914

SAARI, ETLA -- Born June 11, 1879, Finland. Died March 4, 1914, Vader, Wash. Cause of death: cardiac asthma. Married. Father: Thomas Leafen. Mother: Mary Granberg. Informant: Nick Saari, Vader, Wash. Burial March 6, 1914, Vader, Wash.
ANDERSON, JOSEPHINE -- Born March 18, 1870, Finland. Died June 1, 1914, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: lobar pneumonia. Married. Father: Maechio Siiro. Informant: John Anderson, Winlock, Wash. Burial June 3, 1914, Winlock, Wash.
HILL, HILDA MARY -- Born April 13, 1886, Wyoming. Died July 21, 1914, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: rupture of renal artery; kidney disease. Married. Father: Erick Luma. Mother: Mary Koski. Informant: M.L. Nikula, Winlock, Wash. Burial July 22, 1914, Winlock, Wash.
JOHNSON, JACOB -- Age 67, born 1847 in Finland. Died Aug. 13, 1914, Independence, Wash. Cause of death: apoplexy. Married. Farmer. Father: John Jacobson. Informant: O. Johnson, Independence, Wash. Burial Aug. 17, 1914, Independence, Wash.
RAISANEN, JOHN -- Born May 5, 1848, Finland. Died Sept. 20, 1914, Boisfort, Wash. Cause of death: prostatic hypertrophy; urinary retention. Married. Farmer. Informant: Owen Raisanen, Custis, Wash. Burial Sept. 22, 1914, Winlock, Wash.
ANDERSON, SADIE -- Born February 11, 1901, U.S. Died Oct. 27, 1914, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. School girl. Father: John Anderson. Mother: Josephine Siiro. Informant: Iley Anderson, Winlock, Wash. Burial Feb. 29, 1914, Winlock, Wash.
KOSKI, ERIK -- Born February 18, 1829, Finland. Died Nov. 7, 1914, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: chronic nephritis. Widower. Farmer. Father: Jonah Koski. Mother: Kaisa Liedas. Informant: Henry Koski, Winlock, Wash. Burial Nov. 10, 1914, Winlock, Wash.
PARKKARI, THOMAS -- Born May 10, 1875, Finland. Died Dec. 11, 1914, Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: miliary tuberculosis. Married. House painter. Father: Thomas Parkkari. Informant: Matt Lehto, Rochester, Wash. Burial Dec. 14, 1914, Greenwood Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
BERGMAN, INA -- Age 17, born June 10, 1897, Washington. Died Dec. 22, 1914, Independence, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Father: John Bergman. Mother: Olson. Burial Dec. 24, 1914, Independence, Wash.

 

1915

GUNELL, ELSIE ELVERA -- Born February 11, 1911, Winlock, Wash. Died May 26, 1915, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: fracture of skull caused by falling tree. Father: John Gunell. Mother: Mary Strand. Burial May 30, 1915, Winlock, Wash.
RANTALA, HANNAH -- Born February 1874, Finland. Died Sept. 23, 1915, Vader, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Married. Father: Thomas Thompson. Informant: S. Rantala, Vader, Wash. Burial Sept. 25, 1915, Vader, Wash.
MANBERG, JOHN -- Age 43, born in Finland. Died Oct. 18, 1915, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: bullet wound in mouth, self-inflicted. Single. Coal miner. Father: Salomon Manberg. Informant: S. Manberg, Centralia, Wash. Burial Oct. 22, 1915, Mt. View Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
IMMONEN, K.T. ANDREW -- Age about 40, born in Finland. Died Nov. 24, 1915, Morton, Wash. Cause of death: killed by falling tree. Single. Logger (bucker). Burial Nov. 25, 1915, Morton, Wash.

 

1916

KAUNO, ABRAHAM -- Born May 12, 1881, Finland. Died Jan. 22, 1916, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Married. Laborer. Father: Andrew Kauno. Mother: Emmeline Pihlakoski. Informant: Fred Kauna, Aberdeen, Wash. Burial Jan. 24, 1916, Aberdeen, Wash.
BAUNONEN, OLAVI -- Male child stillborn February 6, 1916, Winlock, Wash. Father: Otto Baunonen. Mother: Ulla Hupponen. (No burial data given.)
NYBECK, ANDREW -- Born December 18, 1860, Finland. Died Feb. 15, 1916, Independence, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach. Married. Farmer. Father: Peter Nybeck. Informant: Mrs. Tilly Nybeck, Independence, Wash. Burial Feb. 17, 1916, Grand Mound Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
HILL, MATT -- Age 32, born circa 1884 in Finland. Died Feb. 17, 1916, Littell, Wash. Cause of death: basal skull fracture; tree upending while being hauled by donkey engine. Single. Logger. Informant: Mr. Bloomquist, Centralia, Wash. Burial Feb. 21, 1916, Greenwood Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
BAUNONEN, SAIMA HELEN -- Born February 6, 1916, Winlock, Wash. Died March 6, 1916, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: probably digestive disturbance. Father: Otto Baunonen. Mother: Ulla Hupponen. Burial on home land.
MARTTINEN, EVA JOHANA -- Born February 5, 1883, Finland. Died Apr. 19, 1916, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: ptomaine poisoning; valvular heart disease. Married. Father: Andrew Jokiaho. Informant: E. Marttinen, Winlock, Wash. Burial Apr. 21, 1916, Winlock, Wash.
LEPISTO, MIKE -- Born September 13, 1863, Finland. Died May 29, 1916, Independence, Wash. Cause of death: gunshot wounds; suicide. Married. Rancher. Father: Fred Lepisto. Informant: Hilma Manberg, Centralia, Wash. Burial June 4, 1916, Independence, Wash.
ANDERSON, LILIAN EVALINE -- Born April 3, 1901, Montana. Died June 16, 1916, Vader, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. School girl. Father: A.G. Anderson. Mother: Hilda Koski. Burial June 17, 1916, Vader, Wash.
NIEMI, SELMA L. -- Born February 8, 1899, Washington. Died July 12, 1916, Independence, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. School girl. Father: John Niemi. Mother: Mary Polo. Burial July 14, 1916, Independence, Wash.
PETERSON, CLARA S. -- Born May 10, 1855, Finland. Died Aug. 13, 1916, Independence, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Widow. Father: Matt Peryus. Mother: Anna Losa. Informant: Charles Carlson, Independence, Wash. Burial Aug. 17, 1916, Grand Mound Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
ANDERSON, IRENE -- Born January 31, 1907, Lewis Co., Wash. Died Aug. 26, 1916, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. School girl. Father: John Anderson. Mother: Josephine Siiro. Burial Aug. 28, 1916, Winlock, Wash.
NIKULA, GEORGE -- Age 18, born in Washington. Died Aug. 22, 1916, Lewis Co., Wash. Cause of death: hit by line; killed instantly. Single. Logger. Father: George Nikula. Burial Aug. 24, 1916, Winlock, Wash.
KOHTALA, SYLVESTER -- Born October 1, 1889, Finland. Died Nov. 23, 1916, Lincoln Creek, Wash. Cause of death: gunshot wound in head (suicide); despondent over tubercular trouble. Single. Rancher. Father: Matt Kohtala. Mother: Mary Korpi. Informant: Matt Kohtala, Centralia, Wash. Burial Nov. 26, 1916, Mt. View Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.

 

1917

PALO, HILDA -- Born April 19 (age 25), Finland. Died March 29, 1917, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Married. Father: Peltoniemi. Informant: Anton Palo, Winlock, Wash. Burial Apr. 1, 1917, Winlock, Wash.
FORSTROM, MATT A. -- Age 38, born 1878 in Finland. Died Aug. 13, 1917, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: skull crushed; hit by R.R. train. Married. Farmer. Father: Matt Forstrom. Mother: Sophia Anderson. Burial Aug. 16, 1917, Grand Mound Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
PAUNTONIEN, TYNNE SIKRID -- Born February 13, 1917, Winlock, Wash. Died Oct. 30, 1917, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: pneumonia. Father: Adolph Pauntonien. Mother: Ulla Huunonen. Burial Nov. 2, 1917, Winlock, Wash.
KRANKKI, JOHN A. -- Born September 27, 1917, Centralia, Wash. Died Oct. 5, 1917, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: inter___ption. Father: John Krankki. Mother: Libby Sedula (b. Lincoln Creek, Wash.). Informant: John Sedula, Rochester, Wash. Burial Sept. 6, 1917, Michigan Hill Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.

 

1918

BUNKER, LEMPY MARY -- Born July 20, 1888, California. Died March 30, 1918, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Married. Father: Gus Kosola. Mother: Mary Rasula. Informant: Eur Kosola, Rochester, Wash. Burial Apr. 6, 1918, Mt. View Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
WIRKKALA, WALLES -- Born June 19, 1904, Oregon. Died Apr. 15, 1918, Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: valvulum of ileum. Student. Father: William Wirkkala. Mother: Kankas. Burial Apr. 19, 1918, Mt. View Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
NIEMI, WILLIAM W. -- Born February 14, 1904, Independence, Wash. Died Apr. 9, 1918, Independence, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Father: John Niemi. Mother: Mary Polo. Burial Finn Hill Cemetery, Centralia (?), Wash.
SIPPOLA, GUS -- Age 51 yrs. 11 mos. 3 days; b. 1861, Finland. Died Apr. 20, 1918, Vader, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Married. Farmer. Informant: John Sippola, Vader, Wash. Burial April __, 1918, Vader, Wash.
ANDERSON, JACK -- Born July 15, 1850, Finland. Died May 14, 1918, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: hypostatic pneumonia. Married. Laborer. Informant: Mrs. Hilma Anderson, Napavine, Wash. Burial May 15, 1918, Greenwood Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
PETERSON, A. -- Age 34, born in Russia. Died June 17, 1918, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Father: (b. Russia). Mother: (b. Finland). Single. Logger. Informant: L. Bloomquist, Centralia, Wash. Burial June 21, 1918, Greenwood Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
JOHANSON, NELS -- Born September 25, 1846, Finland. Died June 15, 1918, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: organic heart disease. Married. Farmer. Father: John Saari. Mother: Cathrine Glorti. Informant: Anna Johanson. Burial June 20, 1918, Independence, Wash.
KOPEL, AARON -- Male child stillborn July 6, 1918, Toledo, Wash. Father: Aaron Kopel. Mother: Bertha Koisti. Burial July 6, 1918, Toledo Cemetery, Toledo, Wash.
KETO, AUGUST -- Born January 3, 1874, Finland. Died Oct. 31, 1918, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: pneumonia following influenza. Married. Laborer. Informant: Mrs. Mary Keto, Winlock, Wash. Burial Nov. 1, 1918, Winlock, Wash.

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