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]


1930

SEPPALA, THOMAS -- Born March 22, 1888, Finland. Died Jan. 28, 1930, St. Helens Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: double lobar pneumonia. Husband of Hilda. Mill worker, Winlock-Toledo Lbr. Co. Father: Simon Seppala. Mother: Liisa Manmies. Burial Feb. 2, 1930, Winlock, Wash.
NIKULA, MARY ANN -- Born March 23, 1907, Aberdeen, Wash. Died March 5, 1930, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. College student. Father: Charles Nikula. Mother: Alexandria Listmans. Informant: Lary Nikula, Winlock, Wash. Burial March 9, 1930, Winlock, Wash.
PIEKSINMAKI, JOHAN -- Born 1884 in Finland. Died July 1, 1930, St. Helens Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: edema of lungs; cardiac hypertrophy; chronic myocarditis. Single. Farmer. Burial July 5, 1930, Claquato, Wash.
JOHNSON, JOHN EINAR -- Born December 22, 1872, Finland. Died Aug. 10, 1930, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: mitral insufficiency; general arteriosclerosis. Husband of Marie. Farmer: Father: John Johnson. Informant: Frank Johnson, Winlock, Wash. Burial Aug. 14, 1930, Winlock, Wash.
HUUKI, HERMAN -- Born September 19, 1882, Finland. Died Sept. 11, 1930, Independence Creek, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Husband of Emma. Farmer. Father: John Huuki. Burial Sept. 14, 1930, Independence, Wash.
SAMUELSON, ANDREW E. -- Born May 21, 1893, Finland. Died Dec. 22, 1930, St. Helens Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: third-degree burns, half of body; epileptic spell; fell on oil heater, igniting his clothes. Single. Laborer. Father: Andrew Samuelson. Mother: Tilda Haljar. Informant: Arthur Samuelson, Winlock, Wash. Burial Dec. 28, 1930, Winlock, Wash.
TORKO, PHENA -- Born October 1, 1845, Finland. Died Dec. 27, 1930, Lincoln Creek, Wash. Cause of death: chronic interstitial nephritis; arteriosclerosis. Widow. Informant: Gus Kasola, Centralia, Wash. Burial Dec. 29, 1930, Independence, Wash.

 

1931

KATAJA, JOHANNA ELIZABETH -- Born June 21, 1863, Finland. Died Jan. 27, 1931, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage. Widow. Father: Sam Ruskanen. Mother: Ketta Hairla. Informant: Mrs. Alila, Issaquah, Wash. Burial Jan. 30, 1931, Winlock, Wash.
JUSSILA, ANNA -- Born January 18, 1911, Chehalis, Wash. Died Oct. 4, 1931, Coon Health Institute, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: diabetes. Single. Housekeeper, Coon Hospital. Father: Thomas Jussila. Mother: Eliza Simila. Burial Oct. 7, 1931, Claquato, Wash.
KINKKI, MIINA JAUHAINEN -- Born March 31, 1885, Finland. Died Oct. 18, 1931, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage. Wife of Tavetti Kinkki. Father: John Partinen. Informant: Tyyne Martti, Portland, Ore. Burial Oct. 21, 1931, Winlock, Wash.
CARLSON, CARL -- Age about 78, born in Finland. Died Oct. 29, 1931, Lewis County Old Folks Home, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: cancer of pylorus, end of stomach. Single. Laborer. Burial Oct. 29, 1931, Centralia, Wash.
HAKALA, MARY -- Born August 12, 1881, Finland. Died Oct. 25, 1931, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: apoplexy. Wife of Frank H. Hakala. Father: John Laakso. Informant: Joe Hakala, Winlock, Wash. Burial Oct. 27, 1931, Winlock, Wash.
FALSO, JOHN -- Born May 1848, Finland. Died Nov. 22, 1931, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: senility; fell, fractured thigh bone. Widower of Marie. Farmer. Usual resident of Lincoln Creek, Wash. Father: Isac Falso. Mother: Elizabeth Waismaa. Informant: Mrs. Gus Hakola, Rochester, Wash. Burial Nov. 25, 1931, Independence, Wash.
JOHNSON, HILDA MARIE -- Born November 11, 1878, Finland. Died Dec. 11, 1931, St. Helens Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: thrombosis. Wife of Victor Johnson. Father: Hans Johnson. Mother: Hilda. Informant: Victor Johnson, Oakville, Wash. Burial Dec. 17, 1931, Sticklin Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.

 

1932

BACKLUND, MARY -- Born November 22, 1880, Finland. Died Jan. 1, 1932, Vader, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of uterus. Wife of Joel Backlund. Father: Isaac Koski. Mother: Susanna Liukka. Informant: Lillian Backlund, Vader, Wash. Burial Jan. 3, 1932, Vader, Wash.
SODERLUND, ANDREW -- Born November 30, 1871, Esse, Finland. Died Feb. 3, 1932, St. Luke's Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: hypostatic pneumonia; hemorrhage into pons. Husband of Mary. Farmer. Usual resident of Rochester, Wash. Burial Feb. 7, 1932, Sticklin Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
RING, HENDRY A. -- Born September 17, 1913, Black Diamond, Wash. Died Feb. 4, 1932, St. Luke's Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: lobar pneumonia. High school student. Usual resident of Tono, Wash. Father: Ely Ring. Mother: Kate Simanson. Burial Feb. 7, 1932, Sticklin Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
SUNDQUIST, ELEANOR MAY -- Born December 2, 1926, Centralia, Wash. Died March 7, 1932, Centralia General Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: acute gangrenous appendicitis with ruptured appendix. Father: Edward Sundquist. Mother: Lilly Ollikala (b. Wyoming). Burial March 12, 1932, Independence, Wash.
LUOMA, GUST -- Born January 9, 1883, Alaharma, Finland. Died Apr. 5, 1932, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: gastric hemorrhage; peptic ulcer. Husband of Aina. Farmer. Father: John Doe Luoma. Burial Apr. 10, 1932, Winlock, Wash.
JOHNSON, LEVI MATTHEW -- Born May 31, 1917, Independence, Wash. Died May 18, 1932, Centralia General Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: boil on face; acute septicemia; acute pericarditis and nephritis. Student. Father: Matt Johnson (b. Wyoming). Mother: Emma Huhta. Informant: Mrs. Emma Fagerness, Rochester, Wash. Burial May 22, 1932, Independence, Wash.
JOHNSON, ANDREW -- Born October 10, 1865, Jacobstad, Finland. Died May 24, 1932, St. Luke's Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: endocarditis; pneumonia. Husband of Johanna. Farmer. Usual resident of Oakville, Wash. Father: John Johnson. Burial May 26, 1932, Oakville Cemetery, Oakville, Wash.
JOHANSON, NELS ISREL -- Born March 20, 1883, New York Mills, Minnesota. Died June 6, 1932, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: epileptic from childhood; cripple. Father: Nels Johanson. Mother: Maria Hutti. Burial June 8, 1932, Independence, Wash.
LAHTI, PAUL -- Born August 13, 1909, Stockett, Montana. Died Sept. 10, 1932, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Single. Radio operator on steamship for Alaska Steam Co. Father: Henry Lahti. Mother: Tillie Johnson. Burial Sept. 13, 1932, Toledo,Wash.
SPEHAR, ANNA -- Born September 15, 1874, Finland. Died Sept. 26, 1932, Lewis Co. Old Folks Home, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis. Wife of Frank Spehar, Dryad, Wash. Father: Jacob Salo. Burial Sept. 29, 1932, Independence, Wash.
MIKKOLA, ADAM -- Born April 20, 1888, Finland. Died Oct. 24, 1932, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: found dead in bed, apparently of valvular heart disease. Husband of Helena. Rancher, poultryman. Mother: Hilma Saurin. Burial Oct. 30, 1932, Winlock, Wash.
KOSOLA, HELVE -- Born December 26, 1866, Finland. Died Nov. 7, 1932, Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: found dead in bed by husband; valvular heart disease. Wife of Gus Kosola. Father: Andrew Koski. Informant: Gus Kosola, Rochester, Wash. Burial Nov. 10, 1932, Centralia, Wash.

 

1933

HAUTALA, CHARLES E. -- Born July 15, 1879, Finland. Died Jan. 10, 1933, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: was found dead one hour after going into Turkish bath at his home. Married. Farmer, poultryman. Informant: Carl Hautala, Winlock, Wash. Burial Jan. 13, 1933, Winlock, Wash.
KLEM, IDA -- Born June 4, 1869, Tornio, Finland. Died Jan. 26, 1933, Vader, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of throat, larynx principally. Widow of John Klem. Father: Mike Usitalo. Mother: Catherine Hogan. Informant: Einar Lewis, Vader, Wash. Burial Jan. 29, 1933, Vader, Wash.
JOHANSON, ULA JOHN -- Born June 27, 1890, New York Mills, Minnesota. Died May 8, 1933, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis. Husband of Fannie. Farmer. Father: Nels Johanson. Mother: Marie Hardig. Informant: Mrs. A. Palo, Winlock, Wash. Burial May 12, 1933, Independence, Wash.
BERLIN, LIZZIE -- Born November 17, 1871, Finland. Died May 16, 1933, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: acute cardiac dilatation; chronic nephritis. Wife of John Berlin. Father: Gabriel Vuorenma. Informant: Sylvia Berlin, Toledo, Wash. Burial May 21, 1933, Toledo, Wash.
TORMALA, MARIA ERIKA -- Born December 15, 1866, Finland. Died June 2, 1933, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: cancer of duodenum; chronic nephritis. Wife of Jacob Tormala. Father: Michael Erkkila. Burial June 4, 1933, Winlock, Wash.
SAARI, JACOB -- Born December 11, 1879, Finland. Died July 24, 1933, Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: fractured skull. Husband of Lembi. Farmer. Bjurial July 27, 1933, Centralia, Wash.
JUSOLA, JOHN -- Born October 2, 1871, Finland. Died Sept. 9, 1933, Vader, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Husband of Matilda. Farmer. Father: Jacob Jusola. Burial Sept. 12, 1933, Vader, Wash.
MATILA, HANS -- Born March 23, 1913, Alberta, Canada. Died Oct. 7, 1933, St. Helens Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: acute appendicitis; general peritonitis. Husband of Velma. Farmer. Usual resident of Winlock, Wash. Father: John Matila. Mother: Mary Ollie. Burial Oct. 11, 1933, Winlock, Wash.
ERICKSON, MICKEL -- Age about 75, born in Finland. Died Oct. 19, 1933, Lewis County Old Folks Home, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: found dead in bed of heart disease. Single. Laborer. Burial Oct. 26, 1933, Centralia, Wash.
PAKKALA, ARVID -- Born March 15, 1871, Tornio, Finland. Died Nov. 22, 1933, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Husband of Louise. Coal miner, poultryman, mail carrier. Father: Vic Pakkala. Burial Nov. 26, 1933, Winlock, Wash.
MILLER, IRENE JACOBSON -- Born May 15, 1908, Winlock, Wash. Died Nov. 24, 1933, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Wife of Sidney Miller. Father: John Jacobson. Mother: Ida Luoma. Burial Nov. 28, 1933, Winlock, Wash.
HUUKI, SYLVIA -- Born March 31, 1918, Independence, Wash. Died Dec. 3, 1933, Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: consumption. Single. Father: Herman Huuki. Mother: Emma Oja. Burial Dec. 6, 1933, Independence, Wash.
LATUNEN, JOHN ERICK -- Born September 8, 1907, Mullan, Idaho. Died Dec. 13, 1933, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: suicide; gunshot wound to head. Single. Gillnet fisherman. Father: Matt John Latunen. Mother: Hanah Ruoma. Burial Dec. 17, 1933, Winlock, Wash.

 

1934

JALONEN, FELIX -- Born March 13, 1875, Finland. Died Jan. 22, 1934, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: died in his sleep. Husband of Ida. Poultryman. Informant: Mrs. Ida Jalonen, Castle Rock, Wash. Burial Jan. 28, 1934, Toledo, Wash.
SALOMAA, HERMAN -- Born August 18, 1885, Finland. Died Feb. 3, 1934, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: cancer of pancreas. Husband of Ida. Tailor. Burial Feb. 7, 1934, Mt. View Burial Park, Centralia, Wash.
SAARINEN, JOHN K. -- Born June 13, 1867, Vaasa, Finland. Died Feb. 11, 1934, Vader, Wash. Cause of death: pneumonia; influenza. Husband of Emily. Poultryman. Father: Kustaf Saarinen. Mother: Maria Kleimola. Burial Feb. 11, 1934, Vader, Wash.
TURULA, HEDWIG OTTILIA -- Born October 4, 1877, Finland. Died Feb. 18, 1934, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: hemorrhage into brain. Wife of Ed A. Turula. Father: Salmon Ruskanen. Mother: Lizzie Havre. Burial Feb. 21, 1934, Winlock, Wash.
HILL, SIMON -- Age 67, born in Finland. Died Feb. 20, 1934, Rock Creek Sanitorium, McCormack, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary and cardiac degeneration. Rancher. (No burial data given.)
WIRTA, JONAS -- Born January 2, 1872, Finland. Died Apr. 7, 1934, St. Helens Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: kicked in head by a horse; compound fracture of both mandibles and dislocation of right condyle; basal fracture. Husband of Minnie. Farmer. Informant: Norman Wirta, Chehalis, Wash. Burial Apr. 9, 1934, Claquato Cemetery, Claquato,Wash.
RING, ELI -- Born May 1, 1884, Finland. Died July 1, 1934, near Tono, Wash. Cause of death: pernicious anemia. Husband of Katie. Coal miner. Father: Eli Rintala. Mother: Katie Simonson. Burial July 3, 1934, Sticklin Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
MATTSON, JOHN ERIC -- Born May 30, 1861, Finland. Died July 30, 1934, St. Luke's Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: acute perforation recto-sigmoid. Single. Logger. Father: Mat Johnson. Informant: Jack Mattson, Gate, Wash. Burial Aug. 4, 1934, Oakville, Wash.
KELA, HENRY-- Born February 24, 1866, Finland. Died Sept. 13, 1934, near Vader, Wash. Cause of death: found dead at home of natural causes; history of oedema of hands and feet. Single. Sailor. Father: Henry Kela. Informant: Mrs. Matilda Jusola, Vader, Wash. Burial Sept. 15, 1934, Vader, Wash.
DAVIS, WILLIAM -- Born October 14, 1871, Finland. Died Oct. 1, 1934, St. Helens Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: cardiac asthma. Husband of Mina. Farmer. Informant: William N. Karvia, Issaquah, Wash. Burial Oct. 3, 1934, Mt. View Burial Park, Chehalis, Wash.
HAVILA, JOSEPHINE -- Born February 4, 1863, Finland. Died Nov. 17, 1934, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: hemorrhage from gastric ulcers. Wife of Matt Havila. Father: Matt Escola. Burial Nov. 22, 1934, Winlock, Wash.
JOHNSON, GUST -- Born September 6, 1855, Lapua, Finland. Died Dec. 16, 1934, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis; nephritis. Widowed. Laborer. Burial Dec. 20, 1934, Greenwood Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.

 

1935

DAVIS, MINA -- Born June 21, 1869, Finland. Died Feb. 16, 1935, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage; uremia. Widow of William Davis. Burial Feb. 18, 1935, Mt. View Burial Park, Centralia, Wash.
ANDERSON, JOHN JULIUS -- Born December 12, 1872, Finland. Died March 23, 1935, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: endocarditis; coronary thrombosis. Husband of Josephine. Farmer. Father: Andrew Tenhunen. Mother: Johanna Sward. Burial March 27, 1935, Winlock, Wash.
SAARINEN, MARIA EMELIA -- Born May 13, 1873, Finland. Died March 24, 1935, Vader, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of lungs; pneumonia; myocarditis. Widow of John Saarinen. Father: Thomas Lathinen. Mother: Maria Tronberg. Informant: Elma Saarinen, Vader, Wash. Burial March 28, 1935, Vader, Wash.
JOHNSON, ALEC -- Born April 3, 1935, Chehalis, Wash. Died Apr. 6, 1935, St. Helens Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: syphilis of neo-____. Father: Alec Johnson. Mother: Hulda Seig__ (b. Hamilton, S.D.). Burial Apr. 9, 1935, Vader, Wash.
WALLILA, MATTI ALFRED -- Born November 3, 1864, Finland. Died Apr. 14, 1935, Onalaska, Wash. Cause of death: chronic nephritis. Widower of Louisa. Farmer. Burial Apr. 17, 1935, Winlock, Wash.
HAAPALA, HERMAN -- Born December 7, 1879, Finland. Died May 2, 1935, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach. Husband of Lydia. Poultryman. Father: Mike Haapala. Mother: Mary Winnbak. Burial May , 1935, Winlock, Wash.
MAKI, NICK -- Born 1889 in Finland. Died May 12, 1935, Lewis County Old Folks Home, Union, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage; nephritis. Single. Farmer. Burial May 14, 1935, Centralia, Wash.
RANTANEN, HELEN JUDITH -- Born and died June 26, 1935, Central General Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: transverse presentation at birth; atelactesis. Father: Eric Rantanen (b. Winlock, Wash.). Mother: Velma Kaija (b. Winlock, Wash.). Burial June 30, 1935, Winlock, Wash.
RAITA, HERMAN -- Born May 4, 1868, Finland. Died July 8, 1935, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: automobile accident; burned to death: Husband of Sophia. Poultryman. Informant: John Hill, Winlock, Wash. Burial July 11, 1935, Winlock, Wash.
HILL, WILLIAM ANSELMI -- Born January 6, 1906, Mullan, Idaho. Died July 9, 1935, Mathis Hospital, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: auto accident; shock; fractures; 2nd-degree burns. Single. Farmer. Father: Isaac Hill. Mother: Sophia. Burial July 11, 1935, Winlock, Wash.
HILL, SYLVIA -- Born June 10, 1917, Mayfield, Wash. Died Sept. 17, 1935, St. Helens Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: toxemia of pregnancy; eclampsia; convulsions; nephritis. Wife of Waino Hill. Father: Jacob Orni. Mother: Elisabeth Tormala. Informant: Ilmar Orni, Winlock, Wash. Burial Sept. 19, 1935, Winlock, Wash.
PERKINS, MARILYN RAE -- Born October 11, 1935, Toledo, Wash. Died Oct. 18, 1935, Mathis Hospital, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia. Father: Ray Perkins (b. Montana). Mother: Mary Maki (b. Finland). Burial Oct. 20, 1935, Winlock, Wash.
RUE, MIKE -- Age 54, born in Finland. Died Oct. 31, 1935, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: coronary embolus. Single. Carpenter, odd jobs. Burial Nov. 5, 1935, Greenwood Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
HERTTUA, LAILA MAY -- Born and died Nov. 10, 1935, Mathis Hospital, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage; long, difficult delivery by forceps. Father: Matt E. Herttua (b. Winlock, Wash.). Mother: Lydia Salmela (b. Winlock, Wash.). Burial Nov. 14, 1935, Winlock, Wash.
FORSTROM, ANDREW -- Born January 26, 1860, Finland. Died Nov. 18, 1935, Centralia General Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: appendicitis operation Nov. 15th; aged, with low vitality. Husband of Elisabeth. Tailor. Father: Carl Forstrom. Mother: Anna Fors. Burial at Grand Rapids, Michigan.
HERTTUA, LYDIA SOPHIA -- Born May 23, 1909, Winlock, Wash. Died Nov. 22, 1935, Mathis Hospital, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: baby girl born Nov. 10; puerperal sepsis Nov. 11; generalized peritonitis Nov. 13. Married. Usual resident of Castle Rock, Wash. Father: Nick Salmela. Burial Nov. 24, 1935, Winlock, Wash.
SAARI, HANNAH -- Born March 6, 1882, Finland. Died Nov. 24, 1935, Centralia General Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: cancer of colon; cancer of left lung. Widow. Usual resident of Rochester, Wash. Burial Nov. 27, 1935, Independence, Wash.

 

1936

JOHNSON, MATT -- Born May 6, 1872, Finland. Died Feb. 1, 1936, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: diabetes mellitis. Husband of Lena. Coal miner. Father: John Johnson. Mother: Josephine Tantari. Burial Feb. 5, 1936, Mt. View Burial Park, Centralia, Wash.
UITTO, MATT -- Born 1858, Finland. Died Feb. 2, 1936, Old Folks Home, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage; hypertension. Widower. Burial Feb. 5, 1936, Claquato, Wash.
ASKEN, JOHN RICHARD -- Born February 7, 1882, Finland. Died Feb. 15, 1936, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: coronary thrombosis. Husband of Elisabeth. Poultryman. Father: Sigfred Asken. Informant: Elmer Asken, Winlock, Wash. Burial Feb. 19, 1936, Winlock, Wash.
RING, KATIE -- Born December 1, 1888, Finland. Died March 24, 1936, St. Luke's Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: acute cardiac dilatation. Widow of Eli Ring. Usual resident of Tono, Wash. Father: Simonson. Informant: Toivo Ring, Tono, Wash. Burial March 27, 1936, Greenwood Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
WESALA, ANNA MARY -- Born May 19, 1879, Finland. Died Apr. 2, 1936, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis; arthritis, badly crippled; weak-minded. Divorced. Informant: Mrs. Herman Simila, Centralia, Wash. Burial Apr. 4, 1936, Mt. View Burial Park, Centralia, Wash.
MARTTALA, CHARLES G. -- Born December 14, 1866, Finland. Died Apr. 6, 1936, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: influenza; pneumonia; cardio-renal disease. Husband of Minnie. Poultryman. Father: August Marttala. Burial Apr. 9, 1936, Winlock, Wash.
MATILA, JOHN -- Born February 14, 1868, Finland. Died Apr. 16, 1936, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: suicide; 30-30 gunshot wound through head. Husband of Sanna Maria. Poultryman. Father: John Matila. Burial Apr. 20, 1936, Winlock, Wash.
STEPH, PAUL -- Born January 5, 1858, Finland. Died May 5, 1936, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: coronary thrombosis; hypertensive heart disease. Husband of Helena. Poultryman. Father: Ollie Nousiainen. Mother: Briita Kaisa. Burial May 7, 1936, Winlock, Wash.
LAMPSA, JOHN -- Born May 7, 1869, Finland. Died May 7, 1936, near Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: coronary thrombosis. Husband of Fredricka. Farmer. Burial May 9, 1936, Winlock, Wash.
KARI, MARIE KATHERINE -- Born March 3, 1857, Finland. Died May 9, 1936, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: old age; arteriosclerosis. Wife of Edward Kari. Father: John Niemela. Burial May 12, 1936, Winlock, Wash.
SAARI, SERAFIIJA -- Born December 7, 1872, Finland. Died June 8, 1936, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: coronary thrombosis; angina pectoris. Wife of John Saari. Informant: Mamie Berg, Winlock, Wash. Burial June 15, 1936, Toledo, Wash.
BERGMAN, HELVI -- Born May 23, 1856, Finland. Died June 16, 1936, Independence, Wash. Cause of death: chronic Brights disease; senility. Wife of John Bergman. Father: Herman Koski. Burial June 19, 1936, Independence, Wash.
KELTALA, THOMAS -- Born September 20, 1871, Finland. Died June 18, 1936, Lewis County Old Folks Home, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: cardiac asthma. Widower of Hilma. Logger. Informant: Mrs. Elizabeth Hamel, Aberdeen, Wash. Burial June 22, 1936, Greenwood Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
HILL, JOHN -- Born May 5, 1887, Finland. Died June 25, 1936, near Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: coronary thrombosis; angina pectoris. Husband of Elma. Farmer. Informant: Elma Hill, Castle Rock, Wash. Burial June 29, 1936, Toledo, Wash.
KUMPULA, WILHELMINA -- Born October 10, 1854, Finland. Died June 26, 1936, Centralia General Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of recturm. Widow of Andrew Kumpula. Father: John Pahkajarvi. Informant: Mrs. Leo Dueber, Independence, Wash. Burial June 30, 1936, Mt. View Burial Park, Centralia, Wash.
TORMALA, EINO JACOB -- Born August 4, 1911, Winlock, Wash. Died June 26, 1936, Ryderwood, Wash. Cause of death: killed instantly in logging accident by blow to head with line. Husband of Mary. Logger. Father: Jacob Tormala. Burial July 1, 1936, Winlock, Wash.
KLEMOLA, IRENE MARIE -- Born May 3, 1911, Hoquiam, Wash. Died July 10, 1936, St. Luke's Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: heart disease. Single. Housework, private home. Father: Andrew Klemola. Mother: Fannie Niemi. Informant: Mrs. Fannie Klemola, Rochester, Wash. Burial July 14, 1936, Independence, Wash.
SODERLUND, PETE -- Born March 2, 1879, Finland. Died July 12, 1936, Centralia General Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage. Single. Farmer. Father: John Soderlund. Informant: Mrs. John Nylund, Rochester, Wash. Burial July 15, 1936, Greenwood Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
KINUNEN, ANDY JOHN -- Born September 11, 1876, Finland. Died July 20, 1936, Lewis County Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: chronic endocarditis. Husband of Marie. Farmer. Burial July 24, 1936, Winlock, Wash.
KARKKAINEN, ALFRED -- Born December 30, 1909, Aberdeen, Wash. Died Aug. 13, 1936, McCormack, near Pe Ell, Rock Creek Sanitorium. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis; sick since school. Single. Father: Tapani Karkkainen. Mother: Alma S. Niemela. Informant: Mrs. Sophia Orni, Winlock, Wash. Burial Aug. 16, 1936, Winlock, Wash.
GUMERUS, EDWARD -- Born November 14, 1880, Finland. Died Sept. 12, 1936, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: coronary thrombosis. Single. Poultryman. Informant: Arthur Samuelson, Winlock, Wash. Burial Aug. 16, 1936, Winlock, Wash.
SIMILA, HERMAN -- Born July 10, 1909, Chehalis, Wash. Died Sept. 29, 1936, St. Helens Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: auto collision; fractured skull. Single. Timber worker, woods. Father: Jacob Simila. Mother: Mary Lahti. Burial Oct. 1, 1936, Claquato, Wash.
LAURY, ALEXANDRA W. -- Born January 9, 1868, Finland. Died Oct. 25, 1936, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: auricular fibrillation; coronary thrombosis; chronic myocarditis. Widow. Burial Oct. 28, 1936, Winlock, Wash.
ANDERSON, HARRY -- Born February 27, 1873, Finland. Died Nov. 9, 1936, Centralia General Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: arterio-vascular renal disease; chronic nephritis; arteriosclerosis. Husband of Edla. Farmer. Burial Nov. 21, 1936, Mt. View Burial Park, Centralia, Wash.
KUMPU, HILMA -- Born July 21, 1889, Finland. Died Dec. 28, 1936, near Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage; obesity. Wife of Charles Kumpu. Informant: Mrs. Andrew Koski, Castle Rock, Wash. Burial Dec. 31, 1936, Winlock, Wash.

 

1937

JACOBSON, JOHN -- Born October 9, 1867, Finland. Died Feb. 3, 1937, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: coronary thrombosis; influenza. Husband of Ida. Poultryman. Father: Jack Jacobson. Burial Feb. 7, 1937, Winlock, Wash.
ROSTEN, ANNA S. -- Born February 12, 1871, Finland. Died Apr. 18, 1937, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of entire abdomen. Wife of Frank Rosten. Father: Thomas Ulappa. Informant: Edna Rosten, Winlock, Wash. Burial Apr. 20, 1937, Winlock, Wash.
JOHNSON, ALEX -- Born April 1, 1865, Finland. Died May 1, 1937, Old Folks Home, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage. Single. Farmer. Usual residence Winlock, Wash. Burial May 5, 1937, Chehalis, Wash.
KOHTOLA, SUSANNE -- Born November 15, 1869, Finland. Died May 21, 1937, Nugent General Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: scheatic myocarditis. Widow of Matt Kohtola. Father: Matt Setula. Informant: Miss Vianna Kohtola, Centralia, Wash. Burial May 25, 1937, Mt. View Burial Park, Centralia, Wash.
MATTILA, RICHARD GABRIEL -- Born December 13, 1895, Belt, Montana. Died May 23, 1937, Centralia General Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage; chronic nephritis. Husband of Lydia. Farmer. Father: Gabriel Mattila. Mother: Anna Woltti. Burial May 27, 1937, Independence, Wash.
KOISTI, CHRISTINE -- Born March 28, 1873, Finland. Died June 12, 1937, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: hypertension; cerebral hemorrhage; obesity. Wife of Isaac Koisti. Father: Daniel Jarvi-Kuona. Informant: Bertha Kopel, Raymond, Wash. Burial June 15, 1937, Toledo, Wash.
LETHO, MATTS -- Born June 6, 1880, Finland. Died June 10, 1937, Old Folks Home, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: acute myocarditis; lobar pneumonia. Single. House painter. Usual residence Winlock, Wash. Informant: Mrs. J. Erving, Winlock, Wash. Burial June 21, 1937, Winlock, Wash.
PUTAS, SOPHIA KATHREEN -- Born January 6, 1871, Finland. Died June 21, 1937, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis. Wife of Jacob Putas. Father: Tormala. Informant: Ina Jahlstrom, Winlock, Wash. Burial June 24, 1937,Winlock, Wash.
KOISTI, ISAAC -- Born December 30, 1869, Finland. Died June 27, 1937, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage. Widower of Christine. Farmer. Father: John Koistinen. Mother: Marija Ylipaa. Informant: Bertha Kopel, Raymond, Wash. Burial July 1, 1937, Toledo, Wash.
BLUM, ELISABETH -- Born October 11, 1871, Finland. Died June 29, 1937, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: myocardial degeneration; acute pulmonary edema; bronchial asthma; creeping paralysis. Wife of Mike Blum. Father: Tyna Sappola. Informant: Saima Johnson, Winlock, Wash. Burial July 3, 1937, Winlock, Wash.
HANSON, HJALMAR -- Born December 27, 1876, Finland. Died July 6, 1937, Old Folks Home, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: extreme endocarditis. Widower of Amanda. Logger. Usual resident of Vader, Wash. Burial July 7, 1937, Greenwood Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
RAJALA, AUGUST LUDWIG -- Born September 14, 1871, Finland. Died July 25, 1937, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: gastric cancer. Husband of Matilda. Farmer. Burial July 25, 1937, Toledo, Wash.
RUOTSALA, HILJA SOPHIA -- Born May 30, 1897, New York Mills, Minnesota. Died July 29, 1937, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral thrombosis. Wife of August Ruotsala. Father: John Neuvonen. Burial Aug. 1, 1937, Toledo, Wash.
LIND, IMPIA MARIE -- Born June 5, 1905, Rochester, Wash. Died Nov. 14, 1937, Rock Creek Sanitorium, McCormick, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Wife of Edgar Lind. Usual resident of Rochester, Wash. Father: Charles Hill. Mother: Elizabeth Tikanoja. Burial Nov. 18, 1937, Grand Mound Cemetery.
JOHNSON, JUSTINA -- Born June 28, 1846, Finland. Died Dec. 15, 1937, Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: senility. Widow. Informant: John O. Johnson, Rochester, Wash. Burial Dec. 18, 1937, Independence, Wash.

 

1938

ANDERSON, MARY SOPHIA -- Born March 24, 1878, Finland. Died Jan. 2, 1938, Lewis County Hospital, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: heart and kidney disease. Wife of David Anderson. Usual resident of Vader, Wash. Father: Peter Kiuru. Burial Jan. 5, 1938, Vader, Wash.
NIEMI, JOHN -- Born September 11, 1861, Finland. Died Jan. 11, 1938, Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage. Husband of Matilda. Farmer. Burial Jan. 14, 1938, Independence, Wash.
WILLIAMSON, VICTOR -- Born March 1, 1842, Finland. Died Jan. 17, 1938, Old Folks Home, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis. Single. Burial Jan. 20, 1938, Greenwood Cemetery, Centralia, Wash.
ANGER, DAVID -- Born May 26, 1876, Finland. Died Feb. 21, 1938, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: suicide by use of dynamite on head, in garage at home; hemorrhage. Husband of Ida. Poultryman. Burial Feb. 24, 1938, Winlock, Wash.
KENNY, JOHN -- Born 1852, Uleaborg, Finland. Died March 3, 1938, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis; generalized arteriosclerosis; senility. Single. Sailor. Father: Abraham Kannanen. Mother: Mary Kokola. Informant: Matilda Setula, Centralia, Wash. Burial March 5, 1938, Claquato, Wash.
SALMELA, MATT -- Born January 1, 1858, Finland. Died March 10, 1938, Lewis County Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: acute myocarditis; chronic nephritis; arteriosclerosis; right lobar pneumonia. Widower. Farmer. Usual residence Vader, Wash. Father: John Henry Salmela. Mother: Anna Aubry. Informant: Nick Salmela, Winlock, Wash. Burial March 13, 1938, Winlock, Wash.
SIMILA, JACOB -- Born April 2, 1867, Finland. Died March 29, 1938, Adna, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach. Husband of Mary. Farmer. Informant: Jacob Simila, Chehalis, Wash. Burial March 31, 1938, Cloquato, Wash.
AGREN, MARY KRETE -- Born August 25, 1874, Finland. Died Apr. 10, 1938, Toledo, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage. Widow of August Agren. Usual residence Olequa, Wash. Father: Isaac Majakangas. Informant: Eveald Agren, Castle Rock, Wash. Burial Apr. 13, 1938, Vader, Wash.
WALTAR, MINNIE -- Born May 30, 1882, Finland. Died Apr. 29, 1938, Chehalis, Wash. Cause of death: coronary thrombosis. Wife of John Waltar. Father: Andrew Keto. Burial May 2, 1938, Claquato, Wash.
KORPI, JACOB KARLO-- Born October 26, 1879, Finland. Died June 6, 1938, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: hypertension; arteriosclerosis; coronary sclerosis; carcinoma of bowel. Husband of Hilda. Carpenter. Father: Karlo Korpi. Burial June 9, 1938, Winlock, Wash.
WEST, EDGAR -- Born March 19, 1915, South Bend, Wash. Died July 30, 1938, Nugent General Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: ruptured gangrenous appendix; hypostatic pneumonia; post-operative partial interstitial obstruction. Single. Logger. Father: William West. Mother: Albertina Tiljestrom. Informant: Sigurd West, Independence, Wash. Burial Aug. 3, 1938, Grand Mound Cemetery.
WATILO, WALTER WALFRID -- Born August 4, 1904, Centralia, Wash. Died Dec. 13, 1938, Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: suicide; gunshot wound to head. Single. Farmer. Father: Matt Watilo. Mother: Edla Pukkila. Informant: Albert Watilo, Rochester, Wash. Burial Dec. 17, 1938, Independence, Wash.
MATSON, KATHRINA -- Born May 11, 1851, Finland. Died Dec. 24, 1938, Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: senility. Widow. Father: John Pare. Informant: Charles Erickson, Rochester, Wash. Burial Dec. 27, 1938, Independence, Wash.

 

1939

HASU, MATT -- Born August 9, 1864, Finland. Died Jan. 16, 1939, Lewis County Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: acute bronchitis; chronic bronchitis with asthma; fractured left hip Nov. 1938 with incontinence and decubitus. Widowed. Farmer. Father: Simon Hasu. Informant: Larry Hasu, Winlock, Wash. Burial Jan. 19, 1939, Winlock, Wash.
ROSTEN, FRANK -- Born September 7, 1871, Finland. Died Feb. 17, 1939, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia. Widower of Anna. Contractor, cabinet work. Father: Frank Rosten. Informant: Edna Mathis, Toledo, Wash. Burial Feb. 19, 1939, Winlock, Wash.
ERICKSON, VICTOR -- Born June 30, 1869, Finland. Died Feb. 24, 1939, Lewis County Hospital, Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: prostate cancer. Single. Farmer. Informant: Hugo Blumatron, Winlock, Wash. Burial Feb. 26, 1939, Winlock, Wash.
ANDERSON, PETER -- Born November 30, 1867, Finland. Died June 13, 1939, Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis. Husband of Edla. Farmer. Father: Andrew Anderson. Mother: Sophia Kumpula. Burial June 17, 1939, Mt. View Burial Park, Centralia, Wash.
BERGMAN, JOHN -- Born July 15, 1859, Finland. Died July 8, 1939, Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: senility. Widower of Helvi. Retired farmer. Informant: J.L. Bergman, Rochester, Wash. Burial July 11, 1939, Independence, Wash.
HILL, NICK -- Born February 10, 1877, Finland. Died Aug. 4, 1939, Vader, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis. Single. Farm laborer. Burial Aug. 10, 1939, Winlock, Wash.
GRANLUND, GRETA SOFIA -- Born June 18, 1862, Finland. Died Aug. 26, 1939, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis; cardiac decompensation. Wife of Pertti Granlund. Burial Aug. 30, 1939, Winlock, Wash.
LEPPANEN, JOHN -- Born August 7, 1890, Finland. Died Oct. 26, 1939, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: chronic osteo-arthritis; chronic myocarditis. Husband of Elsie. Concrete worker before becoming invalid (for past 20 years). Father: John Leppanen (b. Kivijärvi, Finland). Mother: Selma Puranen (b. Kivijärvi, Finland). Burial Oct. 29, 1939, Winlock, Wash.
NELSON, HERMAN -- Born February 14, 1872, Finland. Died Nov. 6, 1939, Winlock, Wash. Cause of death: probable cause coronary thrombosis. Husband of Helga. Poultryman, general farming. Fatehr: Stephen Oikumus. Burial Nov. 9, 1939, Winlock, Wash.

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