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Laberee

Laberee_A
Allison
, hack and livery (cab) owner, see Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue; WSHS C1947.7.5
Lydia, married George Foster, TCP, WSHS C1952.197.4; C2017.0.194, C2017.0.195
Rose, nee Clark, married Oscar Laberee, see Laberee House in Where Are We?

Lacey
Linnie Lora, married Clark or Clarke, OCI student,
C1950.1117.1.28.1, C1951.303.3.22

 

Lake

Genevra, pastor, spiritualist, Unity Church, Madame Lake website, All-woman jury article

Lamborn
Morris,
Olympia High School, WSHS C2016.0.120

Lammon
Maurice,
Olympia Collegiate Institute student, WSHS C2013.18.57

Lamont

Lamont_TJ
Rev. T. Johnston
, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, see Rogues p. 152;  Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue

Lander

Edward
,
first chief justice of Washington Territory, Rogues p. 16; photo from Digital Archives

Lane
George B., mayor of Olympia, see Lane House in Where Are We?

Lang
Winnie,
OHS graduate, 
C1951.8.17, married Schmidt

Lange

Edward,
artist, WSHS C2016.0.103 (and see many of his works reproduced on this website); see Sylvester’s Window 1899 Meet the Neighbors p. 11

Langridge

Alice,  one of three Langridge sisters, WSHS C2009.195.6
Frances, Francis, or Fannie, South Bay teacher, married Virden,  OCI student, C1950.1117.1.17.1, C1943.1019.7, C1951.303.3.10
Katherine, one of three Langridge sisters, see Alice
Robert, WSHS 2012.123.126
Thomas
, OCI student, C1950.1117.1.26.3, 
C2013.18.57

Lanimon
Jo, student of Mary O’Neil

Lansdale
Charles,
owner Lansdale store on 4th (later Ramberg’s market site), WSHS C2016.0.9

Lassen
Irving, owned Lassen Electric, Lassen House, Bergstrom Sporting

Laughlin
Benjamin, husband of Mary Jane
Hattie, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Jane, WSHS C1960.1305.57
Mary Jane, nee Coates

Thomas L, OCI student, C1950.1117.1.33.2, C2013.18.57; C2009.195.3,

Laughton
Ray,
WSHS C1961.1185.48,
 .49 

Lawrence
Gilbert,
Olympia High School class of 1927, WSHS C2016.0.99

Laws
Andrew, took up claim on Mima Prairie 1854,
TCP

Lawson

James Smyth, with US Coast Survey party in 1850s, settled in Puget Sound in 1860,
TCP, surveying brig arrives, April 27, 1860, Pioneer and Democrat; WSHS C2016.0.113, C2016.0.112

Lea
Mrs. W.F., regent of Sacajawea DAR chapter, WSHS 2013.0.204

Leach
Charles, OCI student WSHS C1950.1.117.1.17.3,
 C1951.303.3.18, C1956.29.15.21, C1948.1021.5
William
, postal carrier, WSHS C1950.8.3

Eliza,
nee Ferry

Leavenworth

Leavenworth_C
Charles F
., Olympia Collegiate Institute student, WSHS C2013.18.57; electric company and drugstore owner, see Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue

Lee
Herbert,
Olympia College Institute student, WSHS C2013.18.57
Monganita,
Olympia High School class of 1927, WSHS  C2016.0.99

Leighton
Charles, OCI student, WSHS  C1950.1117.1.27.3,

Mordello, Olympia High School WSHS C2016.0.120

LeMay (or Le May)
Grocer family, see LeMay Markets, LeMay House

Lemon
Fannie,
sister of Millard, WSHS C2016.0.109
Ida
,
daughter of William, Olympia Collegiate Institute student, WSHS C2013.18.57, married Mann, WSHS C1982.18.30.8
Millard – Olympia businessman, son of William, civil engineer, WSHS C2008.5.48, C1951.4.37; Rogues p. 173 et seq; see Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue
William – Settled in Cowlitz County, moved to Olympia later in life;
Georgiana  p. 182; TCP, WSHS C1951.4.37; C1949.1301.33.35

Lenherr
Jennie, governess to Allen family? WSHS C1951.4.23

Leonard
Lova, WSHS C1952.226.42

Leschi, leader of Nisqually Tribe during Medicine Creek negotiations, judicially murdered, (image in public domain); see page 2, Sylvester’s Window 1841 Meet the Neighbors and many other references

Levee
Fred, bicycle shop owner, see Levee Bicycle Shop in Where Are  We?

Lewis
Ada J, WSHS C1954.481.6
Harry, editor, auditor, see Rogues p. 297;  H.L. Lewis House

Ida May,
married John Harlow, WSHS C1947.1113.2
Myrtle,
WSHS C1952.226.42
Ray, WSHS C1954.481.3

Leys
Jennie, WSHS C1952.1068.10.1

Libby
Addie, photographer born in Olympia, WSHS C1961.1185.51, C1950.1117.1.24.1, C1961.1185.52
George, WSHS C2019.0.145

Lichtenstein
Toba, married Mitchel Harris, WSHS C1961.306.2, C1961.306.3;  

Lightner
Isaac,
early pioneer, Rogues p. 34; WSHS C2013.18.172

Mrs., WSHS C2017.0.79

Lilly
Warren,
carpenter, see Lilly House in Where Are We?

Linden
Alice and Pearl,
students at Providence Academy, WSHS C1949.18.55

Lindsay
Ralph,
Olympia High School, WSHS C2016.0.120

Linklater

Linklater_T
Thomas
, very early settler, Hudson’s Bay Company employee, see Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue

 Linn
Oliver V
., judge,
Georgiana  p. 369, photo following p.368

Lister
Anna, m. James Chambers, WSHS  C1943.4.2

Ernest
, governor,
Georgiana p. 56 (photo), Rogues p. 169 et seq, photo here from Digital Archives

Littlejohn
Andrew J.
Clara,
nee Lord, married Andrew J. Littlejohn
Julia, nee Turner, married William Littlejohn
Morris, father of William
Mary, married James Mix

LittlejohnWilliam
William, arrived with parents in 1851, settled in Gull Harbor, TCP , photo from TCP

Lively
Esther, OHS student, WSHS C1951.8.15

Lock

Olympia_Chinese_Pekin_Cafe
Hoy
(Lock Hoy), restaurant owner, see Pekin Cafe in Where Are  We?, see Article: Chinese in Olympia, Restaurants

Locke

Olympia_Chinese_Sam_Locke_family_1905
Sam Fun
, merchant, known as the Mayor of Chinatown, see Sylvester’s Window 1899 Meet the Neighbors p. 14; see Article: Chinese in Olympia, Families; see Chinatown
Suey Gim, grandfather of Governor Gary Locke, worked as a “houseboy” in Olympia, see Article: Chinese in Olympia, Families

Long
Henry
, boat builder, see Where Are We? Site of Long Boatworks

Longaker
Birdie, nee Kegley
Francis, M.D., mayor of Olympia in 1930s; see Fleming-Longaker House in Where Are We?; Rogues p. 275 et seq,   WSHS C1988.26.3 

Longmire
 
David, son of James, came over Naches Pass in 1854 with parents, photo from Digital Archives (mis-catalogued as Daniel); TCP
Effie, nee Robbins, wife of Joseph Longmire, Jr
Elcain, son of James, WSHS C1962.1.1 
Elizabeth
, nee Lotz, married David Longmire
Gertrude, daughter of Joseph Jr, married Barney Bickle, WSHS C1950.1306.27
Harry, son of Joseph Longmire, Jr., WSHS C1950.1306.29
 
James, came over Naches Pass, settled in Yelm 1854, photo from Digital Archives; WSHS 1986.66.145;  TCPWPA vol. 1; arrival, Columbian Oct 15, 1853, send card of thanks for assistance in crossing pass, Columbian Oct 22, 1853, involved in schism in Democratic party, Pioneer and Democrat July 6, 1855, chair of Yelm Prairie Democrats, Pioneer and Democrat June 8, 1860,  hosts Fourth of July dinner and party, July 6, 1860, Pioneer and Democrat, sets out to explore Mount Rainier area, March 15, 1861, Pioneer and Democrat

James, Jr. and wife Gertrude
, photo from Digital Archives

Joseph Sr.,
brother of James, photo from Digital Archives; WSHS C1958.170x.1a

Family of Joseph Longmire, Sr., including Joseph Jr.., Minnie, Nettie, Joseph Sr., James, and Virinda Taylor Longmire, photo from Digital Archives

Joseph, Jr. , son of Joseph Sr., photo from Digital Archives; see also photo of Joseph Longmire family above, and this photo , Also WSHS C1950.1306.29, C1950.1306.26
Mary,
wife of Joseph Sr., nee Schraeder
Melissa,
d of James, married Louis Rice, WPA vol 3
Minnie
, daughter of Joseph Longmire Jr., see family photo above, m. Charles Turner, WSHS C1950.1306.26, C1960.1306.26

Nettie, daughter of Joseph Jr., married Crowell (Trealum) Sylvester, Jr., photo from Digital Archives; see also family photo above
Pearl, daughter of Joseph Longmire Jr., married Fred Moore, WSHS C1950.1306.27
Roy, son of Joseph Longmire Jr., WSHS C1950.1306.29,
Virinda, nee Taylor, married James Longmire Sr.

William,
son of Joseph, died young; photo from Digital Archives

Loomis
De Ja, Olympia High School 1909 graduate, C1951.8.17, 
C1951.8.15
Frederick W., municipal judge, WSHS C1943.3x.4
Polly,
wife of Alfred Humphrey
Ralph
, OHS student, C1951.8.15

Lord
Albert, WSHS C2015.0.62
Mehitable,
nee Haskell., arrived with second Mercer expedition, first married Lord (before arrival in Washington Territory), then married A.R. Elder
Clarence J, Olympia businessman, banker (see Lord Mansion ); Rogues p. 137 et seq
Clara
, daughter of Mrs. Lord, arrived with second Mercer expedition, married Andrew Littlejohn
James, son of Mehitable
Mary Elizabeth, nee Reynolds, married C.J. Lord

Lotz
Elizabeth, daughter of George, married Henry Treat, then David Longmire;
TCP; WPA vol. 3 
George, settled south of Bush Prairie 1853,
WPA vol. 3

Low or Lowe
Harriet, married and divorced Crowell Sylvester, then married Captain Holbrook,
WPA Vol. 1
Jesse, WSHS C2016.0.182
John N
, arrived summer 1852, settled at western edge of Chambers Prairie,
TCP
T.G.
Hardware store owner; WSHS C1943.11.55 

Lueders
A.
June,
married John Elder, WSHS C1976.23.4
Maude

Lybarger
John G.,
logger, built Lybarger House and established Henderson and Lybarger subdivision with John L. Henderson; council member 1887
Lura, nee Mix, married John G. Lybarger 

Lyman
John, Olympia High School, WSHS C2016.0.120

Lynch
John Olympia High School class of 1927, Rogues p. 264 et seq WSHS C2016.0.99

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