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Henry RAKESTRAW and Elizabeth Zollars

Fourth Generation

5. Clarence RAKESTRAW (Jay , Samuel Oscar , Henry ) was born on 19 Nov 1894 in Columbia Falls, Mt. He died on 9 Jan 1954 in Bremerton, Kitsap, Wa. He was buried on 14 Jan 1954 in Woodlawn Memorial Cem. Bremerton, Kitsap, Wa.

It is not know if Clarence was married twice, according to his burial record his wife was Doris or Dorothy and not Eva Lindsey ??? This family needs more research regarding vital records.

1930 Census:
Rakestraw, Clarence
Age: 36
Birthplace: Montana Roll:T626_2506
Race: White Page:1B
State: Washington
County: Kitsap Image:0670
Township: Tracyton
Relationship: Head
Rakestraw, Clarence, age 36, MT ID OH
Eva P, wife, age 30, CO IL IA
Bonnie J, dau, age 8?, MT
Alice L, dau, age 7, WA
Samuel, son, age 5, WA
Living next door: Samuel and Hattie Lindsey

City of Bremerton Directory:
1934: Clarence Rakestraw, Helper in the Puget Sound Naval Yard,
1946:Clarence Rakestraw, Employee, PS Naval Yard, lived at Tracyton, WA
1946: Delbert C Rakestraw, (Francis M) musician, h. Crown Hill Rd, Rd3,Boc 624

Clarence Rakestraw, d. 09 Jan. 1954, Puget Sound Hosp., sex: male,color, white, b. 19 Nov. 1894, Columbia Falls, MT, Age: Yrs: 59, mos. 01,days: 20, length of resident: 26 yrs, occupation: Retired Pipefitter,P.S.N.S. , married, father's name: Jay Rakestraw, Mother's maiden Name;Unknown, Doc. Salmon, Veteran of S.W. I., Religion: Protestant: Place ofService: Lewis Funeral Chapel, Thurs. 14/01/1954, Time 1:00 P.M. ,Interment Woodlawn, Minister: Rev. John Mahone, Singer: Organ Only: HelenSullivan, Do Not Play-The Old Rugged Cross, Family Address: Box 278,Silverdale, WA. Informant: Mrs. Jack Clogston, Remarks: Remove CuffLinks & Tie Clasp, BRO & Brem. Sun, 12 Jan. 1954, Enlisted: 16 Oct.1917, Portland, OR, Discharged: 15 Sept. 1919, Navy Recruiting Station,Salt Lake City, UT. Boatswain's Mate, 1c #1825947, Original Statement:Veteran's Claim filed 15 Jan. 1954,
Relatives: Mrs. Doris I. Rakestraw, Wife, Silverdale, WA., Samuel J.Rakestraw, son, U.S., Mrs. R.C. Spud, Dtr., Tracyton, WA., Mrs. JackClogston, Dtr., Bremerton, WA, Mrs. Ralph Scott, Dtr, Belfair, WA,Ronald W. Jackson, Step-Son, Port Angeles, WA, 6 grandchildren, 3sisters, and 3 brothers in the East, Inf: Lewis Funeral Chapel

35- Year Resident, Clarence Rakestraw Claimed by Death, - Resident ofKitsap County of Kitsap County for 35 years, Clarence Rakestraw, 59,Silverdale, died at a local hospital today following an extendedillness. Mr. Rakestraw was born 19 Nov. 1894, in Montana and spent hisearly life in Havre. He has retired from the naval shipyard's publicworks department a year ago last March.
Mr. and Mrs. Rakestraw have resided in Silverdale recently, althoughMr. Rakestraw previously had lived in the Tracyton area. Also survivingare three daughters, Mrs. Jack Clogston, Rocky Point; Mrs. R.J. Spudich,Tracyton, and Mrs. Ralph Scott; Belfair, and Samuel J Rakestraw, USN,Guam, and six grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Dewey Savage,Spokane; Mrs. Hazel Singer, Havre, and Mrs. Beryl Buck, Creston, Mont;two brothers, Glen Rakestraw, Tacoma, and Cliff Rakestraw, of Montana.Lewis Chapel will announce services - 09 Jan. 1954- Bremerton, WA -

Rakestraw Rites: Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. atLewis Chapel for Clarence Rakestraw, 59, Silverdale, who died Saturday ata local hospital. The Rev. John Mathone will officiate. Burial will beWoodlawn Memorial Park - 12 Jan. 1954, Bremerton, WA -

Add'l Social Security Notes: 516-82-3171, b. 22 June 1901 d. Apr. 1974,Last Residence: (Bigfork, Flathead, MT) Last benefit, none specified,Issued; MT

Clifford Rakestraw, 535-07-5068, b. 28 Apr. 1899, d. Mar. 1972, LastResidence: 97208, Portland, Multnomah, OR, Last benefit, none specified,Issued: WA

Glenn Rakestraw, 516-18-3289, b. 30 Sept 1904, d. Sept. 1972, LastResidence: 98483, Tacoma, Pierce Co. WA., Last Benefit, none specified,Issued; MT

Clarence married (1) Living.

Clarence married (2) Eva Pearl LINDSEY daughter of Samuel Newton Synder LINDSEY and Hattie Jane FOWLER about 24 Jan 1924 in Kitsap Co. Wa. The marriage ended in divorce.Eva was born on 9 Jul 1899 in Chromo, Archuleta, Co., Res: 1900, Chromo, Co. She died on 28 Aug 1994 in Res: 1979, Port Orchard, Kitsap, Wa.. She was buried on 28 Aug 1994 in Bremerton, Kitsap, Wa.

Email from nspudish@comcast.net
Eva Pearl Lindsey
Eva & Clarence were divorced at the time of Clarence’s death. In fact Eva married two more times out living both of them, Ralph Colvin & Elton Witt.

1 NAME Eva O /Lindsey/

My Grandmother Eve - her full name was Eve Pearl Lindsey, born July 9,1899 in Chromo, Co. She died Aug 28, 1994 in Bremerton. Her firstmarriage was to Clarence Rakestraw on Jan 24, 1924 in Kitsap Co. NickSpudich information 16 July 2000

1900 Archuleta Co. COL. census, b. July 1889 COL
Eva lived for years in a trailer on Tracyton Beach. (twenty years atleast from early sixty to mid seventy) Later she moved in with one of herdaughters. Eva had daughter, named Bonnie Jean and Alice, othersunnamed. One daughter married Jack Clogston and lived in a house on thehill above Eva's trailer on the beach. Ron and Gary Lindsey used tovisit their Aunt Eva. She would invite them inside and share a soda withthem. She was a very nice person.

23 Oct. 1935 issue of the "Bremerton Searchlight" under the "Tracyton"Column, Winnifred Lindsey, and Bonnie Jean Rakestraw, were waitresses ata father and son banquet held at the Tracyton Grange Hall.

05 Nov. 1935, same newspaper, Mr and Mrs. Clarence Rakestraw madeHalloween an evening of fun and frolic by opening their home. Amongthose that participated were Winnie Lindsey, Eileen Lindsey, Ila Harmon,Vere Harmon, Sammy Rakestraw, the hostess were Bonnie Jean and AliceRakestraw.

17 Nov. 1935, Mrs. Clarence Rakestraw, Mrs. George Morton, Mrs. AlvinHansen,was hostess for the "Get-Together" Club held at M.E. Church inTracyton 1935, Mrs. S. Lindsey is visiting her daughter in Tacoma. Mrs.Clarence Rakestraw is quite ill at her home.

In the History of Kitsap Co. WA. there is mention of Mrs. Eva Colvin, dauof Samuel and Hattie Lindsey of Tracyton, WA

1974 she was listed in the obituary of her sister, Ruby, as Mrs. Elton(Eva) Witt of Manchester, Kitsap Co. WA
1989, Mrs. Eva Witt, listed as mother of Bonnie Rakestraw Greer

Sunset Lane Cem, Port Orchard, Kitsap, WA. has the following information:
Elton A. Witt, 1900/1979
Elton Witt, SS#531-05-6549, Res: 98366, Colby, Kitsap, WA, b. 19 Nov1900, Last Benefit: Unknown, Died Apr. 1979, Issued: WA (before 1951)
Beside Elton is buried: Sarah M. Witt 1904/1969 first wife )

Bremerton City Directory:
1934- A.C. Witt (Sarah) RD1, Port Orchard, WA.
1936 - A.C. Witt, Box 463, Port Orchard, WA
1946- A.C. Witt, Rd. 5, Box 183, Port Orchard, WA

Elton A. Witt, 78, of 963 Colchester Drive SE in Port Orchard, passedaway at his residence on Sunday, April 08, following an extended illness.
Mr. Witt was born on 19 November 1900, in Denver, Colorado. As ayoung boy he moved to Alaska where he was reared and educated.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Witt of the family home; a son, CarlE. Witt of Port Orchard; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Langland ofBremerton and Mrs. Damon (Helen) Ryan of Bremerton, nine grandchildren,seven great grandchildren and nine step grandchildren.
Family graveside services will be held on Wednesday (today) at SunsetLane Cemetery at 10 a.m. Local arrangements are under the direction ofPendleton-Gilchrist Funeral Home. - Port Orchard Independent Newspapers- 11 April 1979-

First Wife of Elton Witt --------------------------------------
Sarah M Witt, 64, Port Orchard, Rte. 3/4. Box 197, a resident of the PortOrchard area since 1920, died at Harrison Memorial Hospital Saturdayafternoon.
Mrs. Witt was born in 26 July 1904, at Macon, MO., to Alanza and EllaRay. At the age of five, she began living with her aunt and uncle, Lt.(j.g.) and Mrs. J.L. Bloomquist in California. In 1920 they removed tothe Colby area and on 21 Sept. 1923, she was married to Elton A. Witt inTacoma.
Mrs. Witt was a charter member of the Colby Garden Club, a 4'H ClubLeader and a member of the Church of Christ Scientist in Port Orchard.
During World War II she was a skywatcher in the South Colby area.Surviving in addition to her husband, Elton, of the family home are twodaughters, Mrs. Walter (Milfred) Landland, Bremerton, Mrs. Helen L.Goodwin, Port Orchard; a sister, Mrs. Opal O'Brien, Seattle ; 11grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services willbe held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Pendleton-Gilchrist Funeral Home inPort Orchard with a reader from the First Church of Christ Scientistofficiating. Burial will be at Sunset Lane Cemetery.
The family has requested that memorials be sent to the First Church ofChrist Scientist. -Bremerton Sun Newspaper - 27 Jan. 1969

The Rill Funeral Chapel, Port Orchard and the Lewis Funeral Home andMiller Woodlawn Funeral of Bremerton, Kitsap Co. and the McCombs FuneralHome of Shelton, Mason Co. WA did not have any records for Eva. It isnot known if Eva moved away from the area and died. She may haveremarried and therefore her married name is unknown.

Clarence and Eva had the following children:

+ 13 F i Bonnie Jean RAKESTRAW
  14 F ii Alice Lorraine RAKESTRAW was born on 25 Dec 1922 in Tacoma, Washington. She died on 26 Jul 2001 in Res: 1989, Tracyton, Kitsap, Wa.

Jan. 1954, (Mrs. Jack Clogston) of Rocky Point Rd, Bremerton, WA.(father's obit)
02 June 1989, (Alyce Carmichael) of Tracyton, WA (sister Bonnie's obit)

Email from nspudich@comcast.net
Alyce Lorraine Rakestraw was born Dec 5, 1922, in Tacoma, WA. She died Jul 26, 2001. Alyce married Samuel Jack Clogston on Feb 15, 1941 in Silverdale, WA. Jack died Feb 21, 1966. Alyce married Tom Carmicheal on Apr 9, 1984 in Coeur d’Alene, ID.
        Alice married (1) Samuel Jack CLOGSTON on 15 Feb 1941 in Silverdale, WA. Samuel was born on 15 Jul 1923 in 1932: Resident: Tracyton, Wa.. He died on 21 Feb 1966.

Frank, Al, Jack or John Clogston were brothers. Frank and his wife,Nina lived in a log house on Pine Road. Al may have lived at Seabeck. Jack lived in Tracyton.
Info: Ron Lindsey
JACK CLOGSTON 15 Jul 1923 26 May 1991 (not specified) (none specified) 512-12-5766 Kansas
        Alice married (2) Living.
+ 15 M iii Living
  16 F iv Living
        Living married Living.
+ 17 F v Living

6. Living (Jay , Samuel Oscar , Henry )

Living married Living.

They had the following children:

  18 F i Living
  19 F ii Living

7. Living (Jay , Samuel Oscar , Henry )

Living married Living.

They had the following children:

  20 F i Living
  21 F ii Living

11. Gladys Ruth RAKESTRAW (Jay , Samuel Oscar , Henry ) was born on 11 Dec 1897 in Columbia Falls, Montana. She died about 1953 in Harve, Montana (Hill County).

Gladys married Arthur John LORANGER on 13 Oct 1913 in Harve, Montana (Hill County). Arthur was born on 18 Sep 1890 in Wayne Co., Michigan. He died on 23 Dec 1971.

Loranger, Arthur J
Age: 39
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: White
State: Montana
County: Hill
Township: Harve
Relationship: Head

Arthur and Gladys had the following children:

  22 M i Robert Clifford LORANGER was born on 4 Jun 1918. He died on 4 Dec 1997 in Carlsbad, San Diego, Ca.

R LORANGER 04 Jun 1918 04 Dec 1997 92009 (Carlsbad, San Diego, CA) (none specified) 517-10-2685 Montana
  23 M ii Living
  24 M iii Living
  25 M iv Donald Eugene LORANGER was born on 29 Jun 1920 in Montana. He died on 5 Aug 1995 in Havre, Hill Co., Montana.

DONALD LORANGER 29 Jun 1920 05 Aug 1995 59501 (Havre, Hill, MT) (none specified) 702-01-2174 Long-time or retired railroad workers

12. Clifford O RAKESTRAW (Jay , Samuel Oscar , Henry ) was born on 28 Apr 1899 in Montana. He died in Mar 1972 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.

SSDI: CLIFFORD RAKESTRAW 28 Apr 1899 Mar 1972 97208 (Portland, Multnomah, OR) (none specified) 535-07-5068 Washington
Rakestraw, Clifford O
Age: 30 Year:1930
Birthplace: Montana
Roll: T626_1952
Race: White
State: Oregon
County: Multnomah Image: 0850
Township: Portland
Relationship: Head
Rakestraw, Clifford O, age 30, MT MICH, age at marriage 25
Florence, wife, age 26, MO CANADA MASS
Betty, dau, age 2, OR

Clifford married Living.

They had the following children:

  26 F i Living

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