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Gainer
Olive,
m. C.S. Sapp

Galbraith
Isabella,
m. Rossell O’Brien, then Spain, TCP (for Rossell Galbraith O’Brien)

Gale

James
,
postmaster, WSHS C2017.0.193

Galliac
Linnie,
Olympia Collegiate Institute student, WSHS C2013.18.57, C2013.18.17

Galliher (also spelled Galligher)
Silas, built Washington Hotel (also known as  New England Hotel), first host of Isaac Stevens on his arrival in Washington Territory, History of Washington, Idaho, and Montana; Blankenship, Georgiana Old Olympia Landmarks

Stella
, d. of Silas, WSHS C2017.0.191, .192

Galloway
Al, worked at Daily Olympian, WSHS C1949.1242.4

Gammell
Henry,
Olympia High School class of 1927, WSHS C2016.0.99

Garfield
Charlie, home, WSHS 
C1949.1097.3
Charles D., OCI student,  WSHS
 C1950.1117.1.26.2, C1948.1021.5, C2013.18.71

Garfielde
GarfieldeSelucius
Selucius
, attorney, Congressman,
Georgiana  p. 366, photo following p. 64; Rogues p. 32 et seq.;  Wikipedia article

Garrison
Dayton,
Olympia High School, WSHS C1948.18.54

Garrity
Mary, married James Holman in 1853

Gaston
Annie, daughter of Belle, WSHS C1952.226.42, C2018.0.150; 2013.0.211, C2017.0.116
Belle (Mandan Isabelle), nee Bush, wife of George Gaston

george-gaston
George
, Thurston county farmer, Thurston county sheriff and assessor, Digital Archives political cartoon, WSHS C2016.0.94, C2016.0.93
moses-gaston
Moses, WSHS C2016.0.95
Will
, Olympia High School student, WSHS C1949.18.28

Gay

Anna
, married Nelson Barnes, Sr., WSHS C1952.1068.7.1, C1952.1068.7.26; C2015.0.5;  this photo from Digital Archives

Gelbach
Etta, nee Sprague
Gelbach_G
George
, mill owner, real estate developer; Olympia Tribune 1891 

George
Evelyn, Olympia Collegiate Institute, married Harry Parr (see Parr House) WSHS C2013.18.57
Lawrence, WSHS C1948.18.54
Marion E., grocer,  
see Angelus Hotel and George House in “Where Are We?” 

 Gerking
Alfred, WSHS C1979.23.2

Gibbons
jessie gibbons
Catherine
, WSHS C1948.64.86, .88, .87
Mrs. Jessie, WSHS C1948.64.86 (above photo); see Gibbons House in Where Are We?

Gibson
John Frank, doctor,  Early Olympia Doctors

Giesen
Bertha, see Eugley
Katherine, see Eugley 

Giesy or Giese
Mary, Piety Hill Schoolteacher, C1970.28.5
Rudy, ox teamster 
C1949.1022.6

Gifford
Ethelene,
Olympia High School class of 1927 WSHS C2016.0.99

Gilbert
Frank and Nancy, see Gilbert House 

John J, member of coast survey, WSHS C1943.1006.1, C2017.0.208
Fannie, nee Yantis, married John Gilbert

Giles
Charles, sawmill operator; see Giles House 
Frank, Olympia Collegiate Institute student, WSHS C2013.18.57

Giles_M
Milton
, operated Giles Oyster Company, assisted in founding Indian Shaker Church, Justice of the Peace, political cartoon from Digital Archives; Rogues p. 220; biography in Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue
Roxy, OHS student, WSHS C1951.8.15

Gilham
Don,
Olympia High School class of 1927, WSHS C2016.0.99

Gill

Gill_H
Herbert L., business manager Olympia Tribune, biography in Olympia Tribune Souvenir issue 

Gilpin
Nellie, nee Trewick

Gimblet

Jack (John), saloonkeeper, also logger and teamster, WSHS C1956.20.7, C1943.1003.25, C2013.18.96, C2013.18.135

Ginder
George,
Olympia High School, WSHS C2016.0.120

Gingrich
Ethel,
Olympia High School, WSHS C2016.0.120

Glascow
Thomas, settled in Tumwater , introduced first threshing machine, Rogues, p. 11; 
TCP

Glass
Robert,
pastor, see Glass House

Glenn
Andrew, WSHS C1958.174x.1
Frank, WSHS C1958.174x.1

Nellie, OCI student, married Simpson, WSHS  C1950.1117.1.37.4

Glidden

 

 

 

Alice, married Thad Childs, WSHS  C1986.8.1, C1943.1019.3
F. Arno,
son of Frank, builder and superintendent at McCleary Door, see Glidden House-523 Central and Glidden Duplex in Where Are We?; see Christine Schultz Glidden collection description at Washington State Library catalog
Christine,
nee Schultz, married Arno Glidden
Christina (Tina),
married Fred Sylvester, WSHS  C1986.8.1, C1943.1019.2, C1943.1019.3, C1943.1019.15
Frank,
Olympia ox teamster  WSHS C1986.8.1, see Glidden Home in Where Are We? 
Mary,
nee Holman, married Frank, WSHS C1943.1019.3

Godard
Godard_W

W.C., jewelry store owner, see biography at Olympia Tribune Souvenir issue

Going
Clint,  partner with Bilger in Bilger and Going hardware store, WSHS C1950.1346.1; see Olympia Hardware Co 

Goldberg
Alan,
owner of Goldberg’s Furniture Store ; see Bridges/Goldberg House in Where Are We?
Charles, owned Charlie’s Tavern
Eva, nee Charlet, married Alan

Goodpasture
Margaret,
Olympia High School student, WSHS C2016.0.120
Rubye, Olympia High School Class of 1927, WSHS C2016.0.99

Goodrich
O.C.,
livery man, WSHS C2019.0.30 & .31

Goodsell
Charles T., Baptist chaplain, WSHS C2013.18.139

Gordon
Benjamin,
very early settler, Rogues p. 11 TCP
Emma,
nee Rutledge, married Henry
Gertrude
,
married Charles Billings, WSHS  C1977.2.6
Henry, son of Benjamin, very early settler, TCP
Julia, nee Woolery, married Benjamin

Merritt J
, judge, Thurston County, Georgiana p. 367; Rogues p. 234; WSHS C2017.0.206

Goss
Orville and Mamie, principal of Lincoln School, see Goss House in Where Are We?

Gottfeld
Anna, WSHS C2013.18.82
Martin, OHS graduate, inherited Gottfeld’s clothing store, WSHS C1951.8.15

Gove
A.B., steamboat captain
Alice
, nee Conner
Eliza, wife of Elwood Evans

Gowey
Georgiana (Anne), nee Stevens (Mercer expedition),  married John Gowey
Gowey_J

John, wealthy Olympia businessman, mayor of Olympia, and later minister to China; see Olympia Tribune Souvenir issue biography; see Gowey Home ; Rogues p. 121 et seq., WSHS C2017.0.203

Graham
Ray,
Olympia High School class of 1927, WSHS C2016.0.99

Grainger
Charles arrived in 1850s, operated a stage line between Olympia and Monticello, TCP, operated a stable, at site of Harris Dry Goods Store building; reluctant executioner of Leschi; Rogues p. 32; see Elizabeth Bret
Elizabeth, daughter of Charles, married John C. Percival, WSHS C1956.39.9, Elizabeth Bret

Grant
Josie,
nee Munson

Valentine
, Furgison collection

Grass
Lelah,
Olympia High School class of 1927, WSHS C2016.0.99

Graves
Francis, home near 7th and Adams, at WSHS C1950.1301.9

Gray
William Henry, WSHS C1959.128x.2
 Mrs. W.H., WSHS C1959.128x.3

Green
O.H.,
president Olympia National Bank, WSHS C2017.0.56.12

Greenbank
George H, state representative, WSHS C1948.64.40
Grace, married Hugo Krick, 
C1948.64.40

Greene
Sarah,
married Alexander S. Yantis, WSHS C2013.18.18

Gresl
Anna,
m. Cusak
George
,
Olympia High School student, WSHS C1949.18.28, C2018.0.18

Louise Marie, married Felix Wallner, WSHS C1948.64.149
Matilda, m. Joseph Wohleb
Apartments
, WSHS C1964.26.4.15.5

Gribble

Ernest
,
first Port Commissioner, WSHS C2018.0.50

Griffin
Hazel, WSHS  C2013.18.82
Mary Ann, arrived with second Mercer expedition, married Hartley

Grimm or Grim
Allie,WSHS C1949.8.21
Joe, WSHS C1949.8.21
John George
, tailor, arrived Olympia 1861,
TCP
John S. and Henry, brickyard owners, see Where Are We? Grimm Brothers Brickyard site
Mary, nee Berrigan

 Groundage
Rebecca, see Howard, Rebecca 

Grugan
J.R., worked at Westside Mill, see Grugan House in Where Are We?

Gruhlke
Ray (Rolph), built Gruhlke House, WSHS C1951.4.37

Gunn
Elisha Treat, arrived 1852, worked on Pioneer and Democrat, then published the Transcript, also territorial treasurer; Rogues p. 58; WSHS
  C1947.1145.6

Gunstone
George, merchant, see Gunstone House
Edith, WSHS C2008.8.59
Nita, nee Williamson, married Walter Gunstone

Gustafson
Matts William (Bill),
superintendent, Olympia Veneer, see Sylvester’s Window 1933 Meet the Neighbors p. 12

Guthrie
Stephen
, settled on Tenalquot Prairie, 1853, minister,
TCP, elected delegate to Democratic territorial convention, Pioneer and Democrat July 29, 1854, writes letters supporting his candidacy for Representative, Pioneer and Democrat Aug 19, 1854, elected delegate to Legislature, Pioneer and Democrat, Jul. 24, 1857

Guyot
Eunice, Olympia High School class of 1927, WSHS C2016.0.99
Fred
, Olympia High School student, WSHS C1948.18.54, C1943.2x.324; see Guyot House
Nettie, nee Dobbins

 

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