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


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


[1907 - 1913] [1914 - 1920] [1921 - 1927] [1928 - 1934] [1935 - 1941] [1942 - 1947]


1942

WILSON, JOHN W. -- Born July 1, 1888, Finland. Died Jan. 18, 1942, Veterans' Adm. Facility, American Lake, Wash. Usual residence Shelton, Wash. Cause of death: bulbous paralysis, progressive. Single. Farmer and logger. Mother: Sophie Munsin (b. Finland). Removal Jan. 20, 1942, to Shelton, Wash.
POUTT, JOHN ALFRED -- Born August 10, 1870, Ylistaro, Finland. Died Jan. 19, 1942, Buckley, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of tongue. Husband of Emma (age 67). Farmer. Father: John Poutt (b. Finland). Informant: Wayne Poutt, Buckley, Wash. Burial Jan. 21, 1942, Buckley, Wash.
KYTALA, ERICK -- Age 57, born in Finland. Died Feb. 4, 1942, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Aberdeen, Wash. Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia. Single. Laborer. Cremation Feb. 10, 1942, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
FROSMAN, ALBIN -- Born May 9, 1895, Finland. Died Feb. 4, 1942, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Hoquiam, Wash. Cause of death: exhaustion in general paresis. Single. Mill worker. Father: Armus Frosman (b. Finland). Mother: Anna. Cremation Feb. 9, 1942, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
LARSON, LILLIAN -- Born 1903 in Wyoming. Died Feb. 8, 1942, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: coronary thrombosis. Separated from George Larson. Father: Gabriel Kokko (b. Finland). Mother: Margaret Wayrynen (b. Finland). Removal Feb. 9, 1942, to Pearson, Wash.
WALLIN, ISAAC B. -- Born September 5, 1861, Finland. Died Feb. 18, 1942, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis; generalized arteriosclerosis. Widower. Retired farmer. Burial Feb. 20, 1942, Mtn. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
FAGERUD, AMANDA -- Born March 13, 1864, Finland. Died March 4, 1942, Gig Harbor Hospital, Gig Harbor, Wash. Usual residence Olalla, Wash. Cause of death: cardiac vascular disease; angina pectoris. Wife of Victor Fagerud (age 78). Father: Matson (b. Finland). Informant: A.A. Fagerud, Olalla, Wash. Burial March 8, 1942, Fraola Cemetery, Gig Harbor, Wash.
ROBERTSON, GUST -- Born July 17, 1870, Finland. Died Apr. 21, 1942, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence South Prairie, Wash. Cause of death: psychosis with arteriosclerosis; hypostatic pneumonia; senility. Husband of Elizabeth. Coal miner, former sailor. Father: John Robertson (b. Finland). Mother: Anna Kinnunen (b. Finland). Burial Apr. 26, 1942, Carbonado, Wash.
STRANDELL, SOPHIE -- Born October 1857, Finland. Died Apr. 29, 1942, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: fracture of left hip; inanition and hypostatic pneumonia; advanced arteriosclerosis and senility. Widow of Leander Strandell. Father: Wik (b. Finland). Burial May 2, 1942, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
KOSKY, EVERETT -- Born June 20, 1900, Utah. Died Apr. 30, 1942, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Castle Rock, Wash. Cause of death: edema of brain; subarachnoid hemorrhage; rupture of congeintal aneurysm of arch of W____. Single. Farm laborer. Father: T.N. Kosky (b. Finland). Mother: Mary Ruukka (b. Finland). Burial May 5, 1942, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
HEIKKILA, LENA -- Age 61, born in Finland. Died May 28, 1942, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Ilwaco, Wash. Cause of death: volvulus of sigmoid with gangrene and beginning peritonitis; extreme mobility of sigmoid-congenital; dementia praecox. Married. Wife of Eskel Heikkila. Father: Jacob Kaiponen (b. Finland). Mother: Katie Tousberry (b. Finland). Cremation May 25, 1942, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
STORMANS, LOUISE -- Born August 29, 1864, Finland. Died June 15, 1942, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: Parkinson's disease; generalized arteriosclerosis. Widow. Father: Anderson (b. Finland). Mother: Marie Ness (b. Finland). Informant: And. Johnson, Port Angeles, Wash. Burial June 16, 1942, Mtn. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
ANDERSON, LEON -- Born January 23, 1899, Onalaska, Alaska. Died July 13, 1942, Tacoma Indian Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: pernicious anemia. Husband of Susie. Alaska Aleut Tribe member. Father: Fred Anderson (b. Finland). Mother: Alexandria Kimball (b. Kamchatka, Alaska). Informant: Mrs. Agnes Hjelme (sister). Burial July 16, 1942, Cushman Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
JOHNSON, JUSTINE -- Born January 31, 1887, Finland. Died Sept. 8, 1942, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Wilkeson, Wash. Cause of death: metastatic carcinoma of right breast with metastases to lumbar-sacral area. Wife of John Johnson (age 60). Father: Andre Olli (b. Finland). Mother: Johanna Albertina (b. Finland) Burial Sept. 13, 1942, Wilkeson, Wash.
LUNDY, LEMPY LAURA -- Born June 2, 1885, Finland. Died Sept. 12, 1942, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: Hodgkins disease. Wife of John William Lundy (age 58). Father: Matt Hiataen (b. Finland). Mother: Heta Fuga Tulari (b. Finland). Informant: Ilma Talley, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Sept. 16, 1942, Mtn. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
JOHNSON, DONALD -- Born June 2, 1913, Melmont, Wash. Died Sept. 14, 1942, Puyallup General Hospital, Puyallup, Wash. Usual residence South Prairie, Wash. Cause of death: acute edema of lungs; influenza. Single. Shipyard worker. Father: Victor Johnson (b. Finland). Mother: Suoma (b. Finland). Informant: Elmer Johnson, South Prairie, Wash. Burial Sept. 17, 1940, Sumner Cemetery, Sumner, Wash.
SALO, JOSEPH -- Born June 21, 1883, Finland. Died Sept. 29, 1942, Northern Pacific Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: hypernephroma. Single. Extra-gang laborer, Northern Pacific Railroad. Father: Sakii Salo (b. Finland). Mother: Mary Koski (b. Finland). Cremation Oct. 16, 1942, Tacoma, Wash.
AUTIO, JOHN -- Born February 17, 1880, Finland. Died Nov. 1, 1942, St. Joseph Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Aberdeen, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary edema; trauma to chest with fractured right ribs and perforation of right lung. Divorced from Ida Perola. Stevedore, winch driver. Informant: Wayne Autio, Aberdeen, Wash. Removal and burial Nov. 1, 1942, Fern Hill Cemetery, Aberdeen, Wash.
SUNDQUIST, ISAAC -- Born May 31, 1865, Mounnscalla, Finland. Died Nov. 14, 1942, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: myocarditis. Single. Logger and section hand. Burial Nov. 20, 1942, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
LUNDSTROM, MARIA -- Born December 24, 1882, Finland. Died Nov. 16, 1942, Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: emboli; carcinoma of abdomen. Wife of John Lundstrom (age 63). Father: Gustave Thomason (b. Finland). Mother: Greta Enrot (b. Finland). Burial Nov. 19, 1942, Sumner Cemeter, Sumner, Wash.
RANTA, UNO L. TERRY -- Born Feb. 3, 1910, Idaho. Died Dec. 19, 1942, Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: brain abscess; abscessed teeth. Divorced from Jean. Shipyard worker, Seattle-Tacoma Shipyard. Informant: Mrs. G.W. Terry, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Dec. 22, 1942, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
HAKKINEN, ALBIN -- Born October 22, 1873, Finland. Died Dec. 24, 1942, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Kalama, Wash. Cause of death: cardiac failure. Widower of Margaretta. Farmer. Father: Jeremias Hakkinen (b. Finland). Mother: Sophia Kuitanen (b. Finland). Removal Dec. 26, 1942, to Kelso, Wash.
EKO, ALICE SUSANNA -- Born November 28, 1902, Lincoln Creek, Wash. Died Dec. 31, 1942, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: acute cardiac failure; manic exhaustion. Single. Farmer. Removal Dec. 31, 1942, to Centralia, Wash.

 

1943

MACKEY, WILLIAM -- Born April 23, 1882, Finland. Died Jan. 20, 1943, Buckley, Wsah. Cause of death: lobar pneumonia. Married. Farmer, retired miner. Father: John Silbackka (b. Finland). Informant: John Mackey, Buckley, Wash. Burial Jan. 2, 1943, Buckley, Wash.
HANNUS, ONIE EDWIN -- Born February 8, 1907, Carbonado, Wash. Died Feb. 10, 1943, near Burnett, Wash. Usual residence Enumclaw, Wash. Cause of death: possibly knocked unconscious and drowned; suicide. Husband of Tyyne. Physical education high school instructor. Father: Gust Hannus (b. Finland). Mother: Hanna M. Ruohonen (b. Finland). Removal Feb. 10, 1943, to Enumclaw, Wash.
HICKMAN, ELLEN M. -- Born May 16, 1912, Aberdeen, Wash. Died Feb. 19, 1943, Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: tuberculosis of small intestine. Wife of George T. Hickman. Father: William Norgard (b. Finland). Burial Feb. 23, 1943, Mtn. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
BURTON, JANET JOSEPHINE -- Born July 27, 1942, Los Angeles, California. Died March 11, 1943, St. Joseph Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia, virus type. Father: James Harris Burton (b. East Lynne, Mo.). Mother: Elvi Elizabeth Ojala (b. Finland). Removal March 13, 1943, to Los Angeles, Calif.
LAINE, JALMER -- Age 62, born in Finland. Died March 12, 1943, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Kelso, Wash. Cause of death: intestinal obstruction; carcinoma of stomach; dementia praecox. Single. Laborer. Cremation March 16, 1943, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
SAMBILA, FRED -- Born December 7, 1905, Washington. Died May 30, 1943, Mtn. View Sanitorium, Lakeview, Wash. Usual residence Carbonado, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Single. Coal miner, laborer. Father: Charles Sambila (b. Finland). Mother: Maria Salmi (b. Finland). Removal May 31, 1943.
WILLIAMS, THEKLA -- Born October 9, 1861, Finland. Died June 1, 1943, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis; senility. Widow. Father: Rosted (b. Finland). Mother: Rosendahl (b. Finland). Informant: Frank W. Williams, Tacoma, Wash. Cremation June 3, 1943, Tacoma, Wash.
NEIMI, LEONARD -- Age about 52, born in Finland. Died June 3, 1943, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Montesano or Aberdeen, Wash. Cause of death: general paralysis; psychosis with syphilitic meningio-encephalisis; pulmonary tuberculosis. Single. Laborer. Father: Andrew Neimi (b. Finland). Mother: Mary (b. Finland). Cremation June 7, 1943, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
ENIUS, MATHILDA -- Born December 10, 1871, Kolby, Finland. Died June 11, 1943, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: generalized arteriosclerosis and coronary thrombosis. Widow of Anton Enius. Father: Carl Streng (b. Finland). Mother: Kathy (b. Finland). Burial June 15, 1943, Mtn. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
MALM, JOHN W. -- Born August 29, 1861, Finland. Died June 12, 1943, Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of bladder. Husband of Johanna (age 82). Retired mill worker. Father: Johan Isaac Malm (b. Finland). Mother: Beata Klockare (b. Finland). Informant: Amanda Gord, Tacoma, Wash. Burial June 16, 1943, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
NASILA, JOHN -- Born August 26, 1860, Finland. Died July 11, 1943, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Puyallup, Wash. Cause of death: terminal hemorrhage from bowels; hypertrophy of prostate; senility; arteriosclerosis. Widowed. Burial Sept. 19, 1943, Oakwood Cemtery, Tacoma, Wash.
JOHNSON, FANNY -- Born March 24, 1889, Finland. Died Aug. 7, 1943, St. Joseph Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Kapowsin, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage; arteriosclerosis. Wife of Anton Johnson. Father: Forsman (b. Sweden). Mother: (b. Finland). Burial Aug. 12, 1943, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
LOGAN, CHARLES -- Age 70, born in Finland. Died Aug. 10, 1943, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: shock due to basilar fracture of skull; compound comminuted fracture of left leg and right leg; hit by car. Single. Retired miner. Burial Aug. 14, 1943, New Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
DONALD, HULDAH -- Born December 1, 1879, Michigan. Died Sept. 1, 1943, St. Joseph Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: probably due to heart failure. Wife of William Donald. Father: John Antilla (b. Finland). Burial Sept. 4, 1943, Mtn. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
HARJU, OSCAR -- Born November 1, 1910, Calumet, Michigan. Died Sept. 5, 1943, Locust Resort, Surprise Lake, Washington. Usual residence Elgin Hotel, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: probable heart attack due to asphyxiation from drowning. Single. Lumber worker, Mountain Lbr. Co. Father: Jacob Harju (b. Finland). Mother: Mary A. Hollappa (b. Finland). Informant: Adine B. Sabo, Poulsbo, Wash. Burial Sept. 8, 1943, Bremerton, Wash.
SAARI, EINO J. -- Born March 30, 1900, Red Lodge, Montana. Died Sept. 13, 1943, Northern Pacific Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: encephalitis; pneumonia. Divorced. X-gang laborer, Northern Pacific Railroad. Father: Andrew (b. Finland). Mother: Lena Koski (b. Finland). Burial Sept. 16, 1943, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
HILL, ANDREW -- Born December 20, 1887, Finland. Died Sept. 15, 1943, Bridge Clinic, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Port Angeles, Wash. Cause of death: acute lymphatic leukemia. Husband of Segrid Rose Hill. Logger, Merrill & Perry Co. Father: Abel T. Hill (b. Finland). Mother: Maria Bostrom (b. Finland). Informant: V.E. Hill, Walla Walla, Wash. Removal Sept. 17, 1943, to Port Angeles, Wash.
MACKEY, EINAR W. -- Born November 25, 1900, New Castle, Wash. Died Sept. 22, 1943, Mtn. View Sanitorium, Lakeview, Wash. Usual residence Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: acute miliary tuberculosis. Husband of Hazel. Fireman, Northern Pacific Railroad. Father: Nester Mackey (b. Finland). Mother: Katio Latio (b. Finland). Burial Sept. 25, 1943, Mtn. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
WEAVER, ROSE -- Born January 9, 1903, Wisconsin. Died Oct. 2, 1943, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Hoquiam, Wash. Cause of death: exhaustion from psychosis; schizophrenia. Wife of Mark Weaver. Father: Willliam Alskog (b. Finland). Mother: Ida Dufva (b. Finland). Removal Oct. 3, 1943, to Hoquiam, Wash.
HOLOMEN, ANDY -- Born April 6, 1884, Finland. Died Oct. 11, 1943, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Deep River, Wash. Cause of death: arteriosclerosis; cardio-vascular disease; paranoid condition 21 years. Single. Rigger and sailor. Father: Andy Holomen (b. Finland). Mother: Emma Linquist (b. Finland). Burial Oct. 16, 1943, New Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
KAHN, NIKOLAI KUSTAF -- Born June 1, 1882, Finland. Died Oct. 18, 1943, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: coronary thrombosis; arteriosclerosis. Husband of Sophia. Painter, Seattle-Tacoma Shipyards. Father: Henry Kahn (b. Finland). Burial Oct. 21, 1943, Tacoma, Wash.
MATTISON, MARY -- Born November 29, 1857, Norway. Died Nov. 6, 1943, Northern Pacific Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage. Widow of John Mattison. Father: Henry Lynn (b. Finland). Informant: Mrs. Helen Borcher, Tacoma, Wash. Cremation Nov. 9, 1943, Tacoma Mausolem, Tacoma, Wash.
MILLER, MOLLIE -- Born May 27, 1869, Finland. Died Nov. 7, 1943, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: acute alcoholism. Widow of Gust Miller. Burial Nov. 11, 1943, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
LUNDQUIST, YARL V. -- Born April 17, 1919, Milton, Wash. Died Nov. 7, 1943, Mtn. View Sanatorium, Lakeview, Wash. Usual residence Milton, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Married. Welder's helper, Sea-Tac Shipyards. Father: Otto Lundquist (b. Finland). Mother: Sandra (b. Finland). Burial Nov. 10, 1943.
JOHNSON, JAKOB -- Born November 8, 1881, Finland. Died Nov. 15, 1943, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage; arteriosclerosis. Single. Retired laborer. Father: John Jakob Gastgefvare (b. Finland). Informant: Mrs. Ida Johnson, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Nov. 18, 1943, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
AHO, CHARLES -- Age about 53, born in Finland. Died Nov. 15, 1943, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Aberdeen, Wash. Cause of death: psychosis with syphilitic meningio-encephalitis; pulmonary tuberculosis. Single. Logger. Father: Charles Aho (b. Finland). Mother: Tava (b. Finland). Cremation Nov. 29, 1943, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
CARLSON, SIGVALD -- Born October 8, 1918, Rochester, Wash. Died Nov. 16, 1943, Mtn. View Sanitorium, Lakeview, Wash. Usual residence Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Father: Victor Carlson (b. Finland). Mother: Hannah (b. Finland). Burial Nov. 19, 1943, Mtn. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
MAKI, OSCAR -- Born December 23, 1893, Finland. Died Nov. 18, 1943, under railroad bridge north of Seattle highway bridge, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: probably heart failure. Single. Bucker. Father: Henry Maki (b. Finland). Burial Nov. 26, 1943, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
MACKEY, LIZZIE -- Born June 15, 1880, Finland. Died Nov. 22, 1943, Buckley, Wash. Cause of death: probable heart attack. Widow of William Mackey. Father: John Lilback (b. Finland). Informant: John Mackey, Buckley, Wash. Burial Nov. 24, 1943, Buckley, Wash.
PIRILA, JUSTINE -- Born March 31, 1876, Finland. Died Nov. 25, 1943, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death; carcinoma of ampulla of vater. Widow. Father: Kuji (b. Finland). Informant: Ray Pirilla (son), Tacoma, Wash. Burial Nov. 29, 1943, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
RINTAMACK, NICK -- Born circa 1874 in Finland. Died Dec. 11, 1943, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Globe Hotel, Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach; senility; psychosis, paranoid. Single. Laborer. Cremation Dec. 13, 1943, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
FRAZIER, DOROTHY -- Born 1905 in Roslyn, Wash. Died Dec. 14, 1943, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Raymond, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Separated. Father: F.W. Makinen (b. Finland). Mother: Arline Retalin (b. Finland). Cremation Dec. 15, 1943, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.

 

1944

BERG, FRED -- Born February 18, 1885, Finland. Died Jan. 2, 1944, St. Joseph Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Renton, Wash. Cause of death: virus pneumonitis. Husband of Mary. Sander Plywood Co. employee. Father: Erick Berg (b. Finland). Mother: Mary (b. Finland). Removal Jan. 2, 1944, to Renton, Wash.
TRASTI, MIKE -- Born September 17, 1878, Finland. Died Jan. 6, 1944, Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: acute lobar pneumonia. Single. Laborer, Tacoma Smelter. Burial Jan. 10, 1944, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
WILLIAMS, CARL -- Born May 27, 1862, Finland. Died Jan. 11, 1944, Pierce County Infirmary, Sumner, Wash. Cause of death: arteriosclerotic heart disease; diabetes mellitus. Single. Laborer. Cremation Jan. 16, 1944, Sumner, Wash.
NELSON, MIKE -- Born October 14, 1874, Finland. Died Jan. 12, 1944, Northern Pacific Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: coronary thrombosis. Husband of Wilhelmina (age 69). Retired leading painter, Northern Pacific Railroad. Father: Mikko Raukko (b. Finland). Mother: Mary Jakku (b. Finland). Informant: Elsie M. Delaney (daughter), Tacoma, Wash. Burial Jan. 15, 1944, Old Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
LAUKKA, EDNA -- Born July 31, 1874, Finland. Died Jan. 29, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Grayland, Wash. Cause of death: arteriosclerotic heart disease; simple psychosis. Wife of Gus Laukka. Father: Marelin (b. Finland). Burial Jan. 31, 1944, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
MALM, JOHANNA -- Born September 10, 1860, Finland. Died Feb. 9, 1944, Clarke's Pierce County Sanitarium, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: generalized arteriosclerosis; myocarditis. Widow of John W. Malm. Father: John Logas (b. Finland). Mother: Maria Bonn (b. Finland). Informant: Mrs. Charles Gord, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Feb. 12, 1944, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
HAAPLA, HARRY -- Born December 8, 1891, Nanaimo, B.C., Canada. Died Feb. 20, 1944, Northern Pacific Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage; generalized hypertension. Husband of Helen. Crossing watchman, Northern Pacific Railroad. Father: Jacob Haapla (b. Finland). Mother: Annie Lapisto (b. Finland). Burial Feb. 23, 1944, Mt. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
PETTERSON, HANNA -- Born May 5, 1875, Finland. Died March 7, 1944, Vega - Anderson Island, Wash. Cause of death: hemorrhage from lung; carcinoma of lung. Wife of Carl G. Petterson. Father: Johnson (b. Finland). Burial March 11, 1944, Anderson Island Cemetery, Anderson Island, Wash.
LUHTALA, MARY -- Born September 24, 1877, Finland. Died March 15, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Sumner, Wash. Cause of death: hypostatic congestion of lungs; hypertensive cardio-vascular disease; psychosis with cerebral arteriosclerosis. Wife of Nicholas Luhtala. Father: Tom Perala (b. Finland). Mother: Susanna Hukkala (b. Finland). Burial March 18, 1944, Sumner, Wash.
WILSON, ALFRED ANDREW -- Age 76, born in Narpes, Finland. Died Apr. 21, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Aberdeen, Wash. Cause of death: cardiac renal disease; hypertension; generalized arteriosclerosis. Separated from wife Mary. Laborer, lumber mill. Father: Wilhelm Wilson (b. Narpes, Finland). Cremation Apr. 24, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
NYBECK, SANNA -- Born May 17, 1881, Finland. Died Apr. 23, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis; manic depressive psychosis. Wife of John Nybeck. Father: Nyby (b. Finland). Burial Apr. 27, 1944, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
JOHNSON, ANDREW WILLIAM -- Born March 1, 1885, Finland. Died June 7, 1944, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: probably coronary thrombosis. Husband of Maggie. Carpenter. Burial June 10, 1944, Old Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
JUTILA, JACK -- Born July 10, 1879, Finland. Died July 14, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Bothell, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis; traumatic psychosis. Husband of Tilda. Logger. Father: Jacob Jutila (b. Finland). Mother: Mathilda Salo (b. Finland). Burial July 17, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
WEST, ALBERTINA -- Born August 26, 1890, Finland. Died July 22, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Rochester, Wash. Cause of death: hypertensive cardiovascular-renal disease; hypostatic congestion of lungs; generalized edema. Widow of William West. Father: Liljestrom (b. Finland). Mother: Sophia Pettis (b. Finland). Burial July 22, 2944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
KENNEDY, ANNIE -- About 64-66 years of age, born in Finland. Died July 25, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Bellevue, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis; hypostatic cardio-vascular disease. Widow of Aaron Kennedy. Father: Eskell (b. Finland). Removal July 25, 1944, to Seattle, Wash.
ANDERSON, BETTY -- Born August 4, 1874, Finland. Died July 31, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Aberdeen, Wash. Cause of death: hypertensive cardio-vascular disease. Wife of Lee Anderson. Father: Jacob Jacobson (b. Finland). Mother: Berta May (b. Finland). Removal Aug. 4, 1944, to Aberdeen, Wash.
THOMPSON, THOMAS -- Born October 4, 1869, Finland. Died August 5, 1944, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Gig Harbor, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of pancreas; metastases to liver. Husband of Katherine (age 74). Carpenter. Father: Thomas Uppa (b. Finland). Mother: Anna Hagala (b. Finland). Informant: Frank Thompson, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Aug. 8, 1944, Rosedale Cemetery, Gig Harbor, Wash.
CARLSON, GABRIEL -- Born May 29, 1883, Finland. Died Aug. 13, 1944, Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Aberdeen, Wash. Cause of death: cardio-vascular collapse following prostatic resection. Husband of Edna (age 58). Grocery store operator. Father: Karl John (b. Finland). Mother: Katherine Jull (b. Finland). Removal Aug. 14, 1944, to Fern Hill Cemetery, Aberdeen, Wash.
SIVO, OTTO R. -- Born June 27, 1887, Finland. Died Aug. 23, 1944, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: myocardial infarction. Husband of Augusta. Retired farmer. Father: Joseph Sivo (b. Finland). Mother: Elizabeth Yagala (b. Finland). Burial Aug. 26, 1944, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
SIKBERT, JACOB -- Born December 23, 1887, Finland. Died Oct. 28, 1944, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Sumner, Wash. Cause of death: probably coronary occlusion; multiple sclerosis. Single. Father: John Sikbert (b. Finland). Mother: Annie (b. Finland). Burial Nov. 1, 1944, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
MATSON, GEORGE RIKHARD -- Born June 25, 1898, Gloucester, Massachusetts. Died Oct. 28, 1944, Buckley, Wash. Cause of death: probably coronary thrombosis. Husband of Fannie. Shipfitter, Todd Tacoma Shipyards. Father: Leo Matson (b. Finland). Mother: Anna Jarvella (b. Finland). Cremation Nov. 2, 1944, Puyallup, Wash.
HANSEN, AUGUSTA -- Age 63, born in Finland. Died Oct. 29, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Kalama, Wash. Cause of death: hypertensive cardio-vascular disease. Wife of John Hansen. Father: John Alajoki (b. Finland). Burial Nov. 1, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
OLSEN, MARY -- Born February 6, 1875, Chimacum, Wash. Died Nov. 9, 1944, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral apoplexy. Wife of Fred Olsen. Father: Williams (b. Finland). Mother: (b. Wash.). Cremation Nov. 13, 1944, Oakwood Crematorium, Tacoma, Wash.
STRAWS, ALBERT -- Born February 14, 1874, Maine. Died Nov. 9, 1944, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Ashford, Wash. Cause of death: advanced carcinoma of face extending into mouth. Husband of Ethel. Laborer. Father: Andrew Straws (b. Finland). Mother: Hannah Cree. Burial Nov. 15, 1944, New Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
KORPI, JACK -- Born February 18, 1886, Finland. Died Nov. 22, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Aberdeen, Wash. Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia; chronic epidemic encyphalitis; psychosis. Divorced. Farmer and logger. Father: Matt Korpi (b. Finland). Mother: Serafia Koski (b. Finland). Cremation Nov. 27, 1944, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
OLSON, HERMAN J. -- Born January 19, 1877, Finland. Died Dec. 19, 1944, Northern Pacific Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: acute cardiac failure; silicosis. Husband of Louisa. Retired car repairer, Northern Pacific Railroad. Father: Carl Olson (b. Finland). Mother: Katherine (b. Finland). Burial Dec. 22, 1944, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.

 

1945

CARLSON, CARL -- Born August 28, 1880, Finland. Died Jan. 14, 1945, Northern Pacific Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: congenital heart failure; chronic myocarditis; bronchial asthma. Husband of Anna. Retired car repairman, Northern Pacific Railroad. Father: Carl Carlson (b. Finland). Mother: Emma (b. Finland). Burial Jan. 17, 1945, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
JOHNSON, VICTOR H. -- Born January 3, 1878, Finland. Died Jan. 16, 1945, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: trachycardia; arteriosclerotic heart disease. Husband of Ida (age 58). Farmer. Father: Henry Johnson (b. Finland). Mother: Maria Helena Sundquist (b. Finland). Informant: Owen V. Johnson, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Jan. 19, 1945, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
FRENCH, MAYME L. -- Born November 8, 1899, Lewis County, Wash. Died Jan. 23, 1945, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: infiltrating brain tumor. Wife of Walter H. French. Father: Gus Kosola (b. Finland). Mother: Halvi Koski (b. Finland). Cremation Jan. 26, 1945, Oakwood Crematorium, Tacoma, Wash.
JONES, HULDA MARIE -- Born January 29, 1871, Vasa, Finland. Died Jan. 27, 1945, Bellevue Sanatorium, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: coronary spasm. Wife of Morgan L. Jones. Father: Herman Collin (b. Vasa, Finland). Burial Jan. 31, 1945, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
YANTI, HELMA JOHANNA -- Born July 2, 1902, Finland. Died Feb. 17, 1945, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: asphyxiation; 2nd-degree burns. Single. Waitress, Winthrop Coffee Shop. Father: Paul Yanti (b. Finland). Informant: Ronald R. Yanti, Provincial 'A' Hospital, Fort Lewis, Wash. Removal Feb. 18, 1945, to Kellogg, Idaho.
MATTSON, CARL E. -- Born May 11, 1872, Finland. Died Apr. 4, 1945, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach and generalized metastases. Husband of Alice (age 63). Carpenter, Buffelin Mfg. Co. Father: Mateas Mattson (b. Finland). Burial Apr. 7, 1945, Mtn. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
KUIJALA, HANNA -- Born September 25, 1886, Kemi, Finland. Died June 10, 1945, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis; dementia praecox. Single. House work. Father: August Kuijala (b. Finland). Cremation June 18, 1945, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
ADAMS, JOHN WILLIAM -- Born January 25, 1899, Munsala, Finland. Died June 17, 1945, Puyallup, Wash. Cause of death: acute coronary occlusion; angina pectoris. Husband of Johanna Elizabeth (age 34). Retired auto mechanic. Father: Wilhelm Adams (b. Munsala,
Finland). Mother: Anna Nylund (b. Munsala, Finland). Burial Jan. 20, 1945, Mt. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
FREDERICKSON, ELLA -- Age 38, born in Poulsbo, Wash. Died July 2, 1945, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacom, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: intercranial neoplasm. Wife of Chris S. Frederickson. Father: John Tornensis (b. Norway). Mother: Mary Wicklund (b. Finland). Removal July 2, 1945, to Poulsbo, Wash.
BLOOMQUIST, VICTOR -- Born July 29, 1892, Finland. Died Aug. 1, 1945, Milton, Wash. Cause of death: coronary thrombosis. Husband of Ida. Lumber grader. Burial Aug. 4, 1945, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
KNUTSEN, ANNA -- Born August 1, 1881, Finland. Died Aug. 18, 1945, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Spanaway, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage; terminal bronchial pneumonia. Wife of Charles Knutsen. Father: Simonson (b. Finland). Informant: Harold Knutsen, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Aug. 22, 1945, New Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
BONN, EVERT SIGFRED -- Born February 15, 1909, Tacoma, Wash. Died Oct. 5, 1945, Puyallup, Wash. Cause of death: gunshot wound in head; suicide. Single. Chicken rancher. Father: Erick Wilhelm Bonn (b. Finland). Mother: Anna Sophia Svedberg (b. Finland). Burial Oct. 9, 1945, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
NIEMI, DONALD MATT -- Born December 5, 1910, Eveleth, Minn. Died Oct. 13, 1945, Fort Lewis Military Reservation, Fort Lewis, Wash. Cause of death: cardio-renal disease. Husband of Alice M. Soldier, U.S. Army. Mother: Selma (b. Finland). Shipment Oct. 16, 1945, to Duluth, Minn.
LANSING, GERTRUDE -- Born July 10, 1865, Finland. Died Nov. 1, 1945, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis; hypertensive cardio-vascular disease. Widow. Father: Peterson. Mother: Ingeborg. Cremation Nov. 12, 1945, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
BRUMAN, HENRY -- Born November 20, 1872, Finland. Died Nov. 2, 1945, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Montesano, Wash. Cause of death: myocarditis; arteriosclerosis; paranoid condition. Single. Logger. Father: Carl Eric Bruman (b. Finland). Mother: Anna Blouck (b. Finland). Cremation Nov. 5, 1945, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
ANDERSON, SAKRI -- Born April 1872 in Finland. Died Nov. 9, 1945, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: terminal pneumonia; senile psychosis. Divorced. Lumber worker. Removal Nov. 10, 1945, to Seattle, Wash.
JOHNSON, HERMAN -- Born February 7, 1889, Finland. Died Nov. 19, 1945, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Puyallup, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral injury; skull fracture; auto accident. Husband of Marie (age 60). Kiln man, St. Regis Kraft Co. Father: Johan Erick Johnson (b. Finland). Mother: Sophia (b. Finland). Informant: Mrs. Arthur Indrebo, Edgewood, Wash. Burial Nov. 23, 1945, Mt. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
POTTS, CHARLES HENRY -- Born October 8, 1889, Finland. Died Dec. 1, 1945, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Puyallup, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage; arteriosclerosis. Husband of Mabel (age 36). Mill worker, Buffelin Lbr. Co. Father: Charles Stone (b. Finland). Burial Dec. 8, 1945, New Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
ELENIUS, PAUL JOHANAS -- Born December 26, 1876, Finland. Died Dec. 10, 1945, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: ruptured aneurism of abdominal artery. Husband of Florence. Retired longshoreman. Cremation Dec. 13, 1945, Oakwood Crematorium, Tacoma, Wash.
ILBERG, JOHN HENRY -- Born August 5, 1904, Finland. Died Dec. 15, 1945, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: found dead; probably hemorrage from gastric arteries. Husband of Bess G. (age 50). Salesman, Baxter Shoe Co. Father: Frans Mikko (b. Finland). Mother: Anna Pisila (b. Finland). Informant: Harold Ilberg, Astoria, Ore. Removal Dec. 18, 1945, to Astoria, Ore.

 

1946

POLKKY, JOHN HENRY -- Born April 22, 1880, Kauava, Finland. Died Jan. 5, 1946, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: not due to unlawful or unnatural causes. Husband of Mary Evelyn (age55). Retired longshoreman. Father: Carl Polkky (b. Finland). Mother: Maria Hiatanen (b. Finland). Informant: Henry T. Polkky, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Jan. 9, 1946, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
LAITANENE, IDA KORPELA -- Born 1887 in Finland (age 58). Died Jan. 8, 1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Vancouver, Wash. Cause of death: acute septicemia; psychosis; manic depressive. Widow of Axel Laitanene. Father: Korpela (b. Kannus, Finland). Mother: Mary Anne (b. Finland). Removal Jan. 8, 1946, to Vancouver, Wash.
LONGQUIST, CHARLES -- Age 62, born in Finland. Died Jan. 21, 1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Cause of death: cardio-hypertension; senility; dementia praecox. Single. Cremation Jan. 23, 1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
ERICKSON, JOHN JACOB -- Born February 14, 1866, Finland. Died Jan. 30, 1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Camas, Wash. Cause of death: arteriosclerotic heart disease; psychosis with arteriosclerosis. Widower. Logger. Removal Jan. 30, 1946, to Camas, Wash.
ANDERSON, CARL ANSELM -- Born March 5, 1897, Finland. Died Feb. 6, 1946, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: suicide; 45-70 rifle bullet through bridge of nose, shattering skull. Husband of Caroline. Longshoreman. Father: Andrew Gustafson (b. Finland). Mother: Ann L. Wickman (b. Finland). Burial Feb. 11, 1946, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
KARVONEN, FIINA -- Born May 15, 1886, Finland. Died Feb. 13, 1946, Wilkeson, Wash. Cause of death: acute cardiac failure; generalized arteriosclerosis. Widow of Oscar Karvonen. Father: John Lofberg (b. Finland). Mother: Wappu Frantila (b. Finland). Informant: Arvi S. Karvonen, Wilkeson, Wash. Burial Feb. 17, 1946, Wilkeson, Wash.
SUNDNESS, HENRY A.-- Born June 8, 1886, Finland. Died Feb. 18, 1946, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of stomach with metastases. Husband of Margaret (age 50). Carpenter. Burial Feb. 25, 1946, New Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
HAHTO, SIGFRID -- Born June 18, 1875, Finland. Died Feb. 19, 1946, Buckley, Wash. Cause of death: no medical attendance at time of death. Widower of Liina. Farmer. Informant: Ray Hahto, Buckley, Wash. Burial Feb. 23, 1946, Sumner, Wash.
LINDGREN, FELIX W. -- Born April 27, 1906, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Died March 7, 1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Hoquiam, Wash. Cause of death: cranial bronchial pneumonia; epileptic clouded states. Single. Sawmill laborer. Father: Anshelm Lindgren (b. Finland). Mother: Maria Niski (b. Finland). Removal March 9, 1946, to Hoquiam, Wash.
JOHNSON, JOHN JACOB -- Born October 31, 1878, Finland. Died March 12, 1946, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary infarction; coronary occlusion. Husband of Hilma K. Retired longshoreman. Burial May 15, 1946, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
WICK, HJALMER VAINO -- Born August 18, 1897, Finland. Died March 18, 1946, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: asphyxiation by hanging himself; suicide. Single. Molder, Western Steel Casting Co. Burial March 21, 1946, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
PETERSON, ELLEN -- Age 42, born in Finland. Died May 11, 1946. Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Hoquiam, Wash. Cause of death: septicemia meningo-encephalitis. Wife of John Peterson. Father: Mat Niemi (b. Finland). Mother: Katie (b. Finland). Removal May 18, 1946, to Hoquiam, Wash.
CARLSON, EDWARD ALEXANDER -- Born June 20, 1879, Finland. Died May 29, 1946, Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Olympia, Wash. Cause of death: coronary hem___sis. Widowed. Veneer worker, lumber. Father: Carl J. Carlson (b. Finland). Mother: Louisa (b. Finland). Informant: Verner A. Carlson, Eugene, Ore. Burial June 1, 1946, Masonic Cemetery, Olympia, Wash.
WUOKILA, MATT -- Born September 18, 1909, McCall, Idaho. Died June 5, 1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Woodland, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis; dementia praecox. Single. Laborer, mining. Father: Evert Wuokila (b. Finland). Mother: Mary Eko (b. Finland). Removal June 6, 1946, to Woodland, Wash.
WATERMAN, CARL G. -- Born May 7, 1922, Seattle, Wash. Died June 8, 1946, Veterans' Facility, American Lake, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis; psychosis with mental deficiency. Single. Seaman. Father: Carl J. Waterman (b. Finland). Mother: Mabel Sandberg (b. Minnesota). Burial June 11, 1946, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
SALO, JOHN -- Age 69, born in Finland. Died June 19, 1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Hoquiam, Wash. Cause of death: coronary occlusion; generalized arteriosclerosis. Single. Laborer. Father: Mikko Makeli (b. Finland). Mother: Marie Saunno (b. Finland). Cremation June 22, 1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
PARKKO, JOHN -- Born December 31, 1872, Finland. Died June 25, 1946, So. Prairie, Wash. Cause of death: myocarditis; senility. Widower of Elizabeth. Retired. Father: Jacob Parkkoomaki (b. Finland). Informant: Fannie Parkko, So. Prairie, Wash. Cremation June 28, 1946, Puyallup, Wash.
BEAUDETTE, SIRRI MARIE -- Born May 19, 1900, Finland. Died July 7,1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia; hypertensive heart disease. Married. Father: August Talus (b. Finland). Mother: Ofilda Lakso (b. Finland). Burial July 10, 1946, Issaquah, Wash.
GUSTAFSON, OSKAR -- Born July 1, 1873, Finland. Died July 8, 1946, Sylvan, Fox Island, Wash. Cause of death: probably coronary occlusion. Husband of Hilma (age 69). Farmer. Father: Gustaf Gustafson (b. Finland). Burial July 10, 1946, Mt. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
MAKI, JOHN -- Born 1874 in Finland. Died July 8,1946, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Cause of death: body severed in two; run over by train. Single. Retired laborer. Father: Tom Maki (b. Finland). Mother: Mary (b. Finland). Cremation July 13, 1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
ERICKSON, KATHERINE -- Born November 26, 1881, Munsala, Finland. Died July 11, 1946, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Olympia, Wash. Cause of death: sudden death: chronic myocarditis. Widow. Father: Anders Anderson (b. Finland). Mother: Sophia Isaacson (b. Finland). Informant: Arnold W. Erickson, Olympia, Wash. Burial July 15, 1946, Masonic Cemetery, Olympia, Wash.
GUSTAFSON, JOHN -- Born August 10, 1874, Finland. Died Aug. 2, 1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral arteriosclerosis; psychosis. Divorced from Ida. Miner painter, coal production. Cremation Aug. 5, 1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
JANSEN, MARTIN -- Born October 1, 1917, Astoria, Oregon. Died Aug. 7, 1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: hemorrhage from lower colon; typhomania; psychosis with mental deficiency. Single. Father: Theodore A. Jansen (b. Roxbury, Kansas). Mother: Alema Nyland (b. Jacobstad, Finland). Cremation Aug. 8, 1946, Mt. View Mem. Park, Tacoma, Wash.
KALIN, FRANK V. -- Born March 25, 1871, Finland. Died Aug. 18, 1946, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia. Widower of Hilda. Retired longshoreman. Informant: Mrs. Mary Bolvi, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Aug. 22, 1946, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
BOMAN, ROBERT A. -- Born January 1, 1866, Finland. Died Sept. 11, 1946, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: coronary occlusion. Husband of Pearl B. (age 59). Retired employee of Public Works Dept. Father: August Boman (b. Finland). Burial Sept. 14, 1946, Mt. View Park, Tacoma, Wash.
LARSON, OSCAR -- Born December 30, 1906, Idaho. Died Sept. 11, 1946, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: congestive heart failure; pulmonary infarction. (Old amputation of both legs below knees, railroad accident 1936.) Single. Father: August Larson (b. Finland). Burial Sept. 13, 1946, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
MILLER, MIRIAM -- Born February 25, 1917, Seattle, Wash. Died Sept. 15, 1946, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: hypostatic bronchial pneumonia; rheumatoid heart disease; dementia praecox. Single. House maid. Father: Frans Alec Miller (b. Finland). Mother: Hilja Suami (b. Finland). Removal Sept. 15, 1946, to Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.
GRONLUND, RUDOLPH -- Born September 19, 1885, Abo, Finland. Died Sept. 27, 1946, Mtn. View Sanitorium, Lakeview, Wash. Usual residence Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Husband of Selena (age 50). Longshoreman. Father: Henry Gronlund (b. Finland). Mother: Evelina (b. Finland). Burial Oct. 1, 1946, New Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
MATTSON, JUSTINE JOSEPHINE -- Born July 31, 1878, Finland. Died Sept. 29, 1946, Bellevue Sanatorium, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage; cardio-vascular disease. Widow of Matt Matson. Father: John Kruppi (b. Finland). Informant: William Mattson, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Oct. 3, 1946, Carbonado Cemetery, Carbonado, Wash.
HOGAN, ABRAHAM -- Born September 10, 1875, Finland. Died Oct. 10, 1946, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: probably coronary thrombosis (sudden death). Single. Retired logger. Burial Oct. 16, 1946, New Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
MATTSON, MATTIAS WILLIAM -- Born April 20, 1901, Greenland, Michigan. Died Nov. 2, 1946, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: death by gunshot wound penetrating the heart; homicide. Single. Furniture worker, Puget-Pacific Planes. Father: Matt Matson (b. Finland). Mother: Justina Kruppi (b. Finland). Informant: Mrs. Marie Vaughn (sister), Tacoma, Wash. Burial Nov. 7, 1946, Carbonado Cemetery, Carbonado, Wash.
SUNSTIN, JACOB -- Born May 20, 1876, Munsala, Finland. Died Nov. 27, 1946, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: coronary occlusion. Husband of Johanna (age 75). Retired bus driver, Tacoma Transit Co. Father: Matt Sundsten (b. Finland). Mother: Anna Ness (b. Finland). Informant: A. J. Elmes, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Nov. 30, 1946, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
LARSON, FANNIE THERESIA -- Born July 2, 1878, Finland. Died Dec. 26, 1946, Lake Bay, Wash. Cause of death: arteriosclerotic heart disease. Wife of Carl V. Larson (age 65). Father: Anders Stahl (b. Finland). Mother: Sophia Carlson (b. Finland). Burial Dec. 28, 1946, Mt. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.

 

1947

FEST, PAUL -- Born June 15, 1885, Finland. Died Jan. 5, 1947, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Aberdeen, Wash. Cause of death: strangulation by hanging self; mental disturbance. Single. Cremation Jan. 10, 1947, So. Tacoma Crematory, Tacoma, Wash.
MALMI, PAUL HERMAN -- Born March 20, 1882, Helsingfors, Finland. Died Feb. 26, 1947, National, Wash. Cause of death: crushing injury to head; falling tree. Married. Logger, Harbor Plywood Corp. Father: Alexander Malmi (b. Finland). Mother: Mary Hellene (b. Finland). Burial March 3, 1947, Mt. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
SMULTER, JOHN -- Born August 27, 1869, Finland. Died March 19, 1947, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: congestive heart failure. Husband of Anna. Farmer. Father: Isaac Smulter (b. Finland). Mother: Brieta Gastivar (b. Finland). Burial March 22, 1947, Mt. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
JOHNSON, JOHN O. -- Born September 17, 1871, Finland. Died Apr. 1, 1947, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Centralia, Wash. Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia; senile psychosis. Husband of Ida. Merchant. Father: Jacob O. Jacobson (b. Finland). Mother: Justiina Paka (b. Finland). Removal Apr. 2, 1947, to Centralia, Wash.
HILTTU, SUSAN -- Born October 8, 1879, Finland. Died Apr. 5, 1947, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: arteriosclerotic heart disease; generalized arteriosclerosis. Wife of John Hilttu. Father: John Mikkila (b. Finland). Mother: Rita Viota (b. Finland). Burial Apr. 8, 1947, New Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
KORTES, HILDA -- Born October 25, 1914, New Castle, Wash. Died Apr. 17, 1947, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Woodland, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis; psychosis with mental deficiency. Single. Household work. Father: Sam (or Simon) Kortes (b. Finland). Mother: Sandra Jampsa (b. Finland). Removal Apr. 17, 1947, to Kelso, Wash.
SODER, VICTOR I. -- Born December 24, 1889, Finland. Died Apr. 28, 1947, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: skull fracture and laceration of brain due to falling off scaffold when scaffold collapsed at Clover Park High School. Husband of Fanny I. Carpenter foreman, Sound Construction Co. Informant: Gordon Soder, Tacoma, Wash. Burial May 1, 1947, Mt. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
ECK, MARY JENNY -- Born July 3, 1874, Finland. Died May 5, 1947, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: cardiac failure; hypertensive heart disease. Wife of Carl E. Eck (age 64). Informant: Hilda Smith, Tacoma, Wash. Burial May 8, 1947, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
PELTO, HELEN -- Born December 13, 1897, Nelsea, Finland. Died May 23, 1947, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Aberdeen, Wash. Cause of death: bilateral pulmonary miliary tuberculosis; fatty degeneration of liver. Wife of Walter Pelto. Father: Henry Myo__stinen (b. Finland). Mother: Eva Heikkinen (b. Finland). Burial May 29, 1947, Mt. View Memorial Park, Tacoma, Wash.
NIEMI, SOPHIE -- Born November 25, 1869, Christina, Finland. Died June 9, 1947, near Graham and Thrift, Wash. Cause of death: probably coronary occlusion. Widow of John Niemi. Father: John Belokoski (b. Finland). Mother: Sofia (b. Finland). Informant: Fannie Liljemaki, Graham, Wash. Burial June 12, 1947, Orting Cemetery, Orting, Wash.
HICKILLA, WAINO -- Born February 2, 1883, Finland. Died July 27, 1947, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence rural Cowlitz Co., Wash. Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia; psychosis with syphilis. Single. Logger. Father: Abraham Hickilla (b. Finland). Mother: Ida (b. Finland). Cremation Aug. 5, 1947, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
SMULTER, ANNA SANNA -- Born January 17, 1878, Finland. Died Aug. 25, 1947, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: carcinoma of colon. Widow of John Smulter. Father: Matt Sundsten (b. Finland). Mother: Anna (b. Finland). Informant: Carl Smulter, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Aug. 28, 1947, Mt. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
OST, SELMA AMANDA -- Born March 13, 1878, Finland. Died Sept. 1, 1947, Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis. Wife of Felix Ost. Father: Henrick Nyman (b. Finland). Mother: Katrina S. Granrut (b. Finland). Informant: Lillie Erickson, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Sept. 4, 1947, Mt. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
JUNTTI, MATT A. -- Born June 12, 1871, Finland. Died Sept. 23, 1947, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: congestive heart failure. Widower of Ida. Retired coal miner. Father: Andrew Juntti (b. Finland). Mother: Augusta Salgren (b. Finland). Informant: Onnie Juntti, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Sept. 26, 1947, Mt. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
JOHANSON, JOHAN -- Born May 3, 1875, Finland. Died Sept. 25, 1947, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: cancer of bladder. Husband of Ida. Retired painter. Father: Johan Johanson (b. Goteborg, Sweden). Mother: Christian Eliason (b. Sweden). Informant: H. Stanley Johanson, Tacoma, Wash. Burial Sept. 27, 1947, New Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
NYMAN, HERMAN -- Born March 11, 1888, Finland. Died Oct. 6, 1947, Mt. View Sanatorium, Lakeview, Wash. Usual residence Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary tuberculosis. Husband of Carmen. Northern Pacific shop worker. Father: John Nyman (b. Finland). Mother: Sophia Staffanes (b. Finland). Burial Oct. 10, 1947, Old Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
MATHISON, ERIK I. -- Born January 24, 1885, Deep River, Wash. Died Oct. 24, 1947, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash. Usual residence Montesano, Wash. Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia; psychosis with cerebral arteriosclerosis. Single. Logger. Father: Matthias Mathison (b. Norway). Mother: Maria Karolia (b. Russia/Finland). Burial Nov. 16, 1947, Western State Hospital, Fort Steilacoom, Wash.
WECKSTROM, ERIK EMIL -- Born April 6, 1882, Finland. Died Nov. 12, 1947, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: chronic myocarditis. Husband of Emily. Longshoreman. Burial Nov. 15, 1947, New Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
WASHBURN, HULDA VICTORIA -- Born July 30, 1908, Payette, Idaho. Died Nov. 14, 1947, N.P.B.A. Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: encephalitis (believe disease to be equine encephalitisis from horses, contracted in Okanogan Co., Wash.). Wife of Leslie Washburn. Father: W.M. Soderman (b. Finland). Mother: Ida Peterson (b. Finland). Burial Nov. 17, 1947, Mt. View Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
TAIVASSALO, ARMAS -- Born February 21, 1888, Karstula, Finland. Died Dec. 2, 1947, National, Wash. Cause of death: crushed body with broken back; accident in woods. Married. Bucker, Harbor Plywood Corp. Informant: John Echo (friend), Tacoma, Wash. Burial Dec. 6, 1947, New Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
JAASKA, ANTTON -- Born March 24, 1862, Finland. Died Dec. 13, 1947, Tacoma, Wash. Cause of death: cardiac arteriosclerosis. Single. Farmer. Father: Jacob Jaaska (b. Finland). Informant: Tyko Jaaska (nephew), Tacoma, Wash. Burial Dec. 18, 1947, Oakwood Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
BUTCHER, LYDIA AMANDA -- Born March 10, 1883, Finland. Died Dec. 17, 1947, Pierce County Hospital, Tacoma, Wash. Usual residence Spanaway, Wash. Cause of death: pulmonary infarction. Wife of Roy Butcher. Father: Frank Forsman (b. Sweden). Mother born in Finland. Burial Dec. 20, 1947, Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.

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