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It is not know if Clarence was married twice, according to his burialrecord his wife was Doris or Dorothy and not Eva Lindsey ??? This familyneeds more research regarding vital records.
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
Eva Pearl LINDSEY
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.
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)
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
SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX:
JACK CLOGSTON 15 Jul 1923 26 May 1991 (not specified) (none specified) 512-12-5766 Kansas
Robert Clifford LORANGER
SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX:
R LORANGER 04 Jun 1918 04 Dec 1997 92009 (Carlsbad, San Diego, CA) (none specified) 517-10-2685 Montana
Donald Eugene LORANGER
SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX:
DONALD LORANGER 29 Jun 1920 05 Aug 1995 59501 (Havre, Hill, MT) (none specified) 702-01-2174 Long-time or retired railroad workers
SSDI: CLIFFORD RAKESTRAW 28 Apr 1899 Mar 1972 97208 (Portland, Multnomah, OR) (none specified) 535-07-5068 Washington