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Rabbeson
Anna, daughter of Antonio and Lucy, WSHS C1952.1068.10.21, C1952.1068.10.23, C1952.1068.10.28, married Waldo Moore


Antonio B., very early settler, involved in Indian Wars and  Leschi trial: Rogues p. 10; marriage to Lucy Barnes, Pioneer Jan 21, 1854; elected officer in first volunteer militia, Pioneer and Democrat Feb. 8, 1856; account of participation in Leschi affair, Pioneer and Democrat Nov 18, 1856; testimony in Leschi trial Pioneer and Democrat March 27, 1857;  TCP , WSHS C1949.18.26
Frank, son of Antonio and Lucy, WSHS C1952.1068.10.41; death of consumption at age 19, Port Townsend Argus March 27, 1879
Lucy, nee Barnes

Rabeck
rabeck
Ammon T., piano store owner and music teacher, Piano Trade Magazine; see Rabeck Building 
Clarence, WSHS C2013.18.181

Raleigh
Mary, m. Thomas Johnston, WSHS C2020.0.35

Ramey
Talitha,
married David Kindred, WSHS C1971.36.175

Rank
Mrs. WSHS 1998.113.4

Rankin
Beulah, WSHS C2013.18.57
John
Peggy (Margaret), daughter of John, WSHS C1952.226.58

Rathbun

Rathbun_JC
John C.,
newspaper editor, local politician, historian,  Rogues p. 10; See Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue 1891; Rathbun: Thurston County History 1845-1895

Raymond
Bessie,
WSHS C2013.18.57
Percy, musician, WSHS C1957.134x.36
Wendell, musician, WSHS C1957.134x.36

Reagh
John, supplier of wood to Olympia steamers, see Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue 1891

Reavis
Fran, WSHS C1952.226.58
James B., Chief Justice, Supreme Court

Redding
Lucetta, m. L.D. Durgan, WSHS C2018.0.132

Reder
Lee,
bartender, see Reder House in Where Are We?

Redfield
Helen, WSHS C1980.30x.15.22

Redinger
Bill, OCI student, WSHS C1950.1117.1.28.3

Redpath
credpath
Catherine, d of Lucy and Nathaniel, m. Weller, Rogues p. 264; WSHS 2012.123.29, 2012.123.123
Lucy
,
nee Maynard, wife of Nathaniel


Nathaniel, physician, WSHS C2009.230.6, Early Doctors of Olympia, Washington West of the Cascades, see Redpath House ; Rogues p. 203 et seq.
Nathaniel J (Nat), son of Nathaniel, 2012.123.121, C1951.260.16.2, and search his name for other photographs of him modeling Olympia Knitting Mills products
Priscilla
, nee Ostrander, mother of Nathaniel

Reed

Constance, daughter of Thomas Milburne Reed, married Haller, WSHS C1970.42.8, C1970.42.7
Emma, daughter of Thomas M. Sr.,  married George Ingham, see Egbert-Ingham House in Where Are We? 
James L
., shoe shop, WSHS 2010.149.1.1

Mark, politician, logger, son of Thomas Milburne Sr., Rogues p. 174 et seq; WSHS C2018.0.109; C2018.0.201; C1952.197.11


Reed_TM
Thomas Milburne
, Olympia businessman arrived 1857, state auditor, local politician, home at site of Washington Center; built Reed Building, see Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue 1891; see also 
Georgiana  p.306; TCP
Thomas Milburne, Jr., Olympia judge,
Georgiana  p. 367, WSHS C1952.197.10

Reeder
Bernard,
Olympia High School class of 1927, WSHS C2016.0.99

Reese
Anna, nee Westcott

Reeves

Belle (Anna Belle Culp), Secretary of State, Rogues p. 315 et seq; WSHS  C2008.8.59; photo from Digital Archives; See Sylvester’s Window 1933 Meet the Neighbors p. 2

Reid
Herbert,
Olympia High School class of 1927, WSHS C2016.0.99

Reinhart
Anna
,WSHS C2013.18.81
Caleb S., Captain, son of Stephen, Washingon Supreme Court clerk,  Rogues p. 172 et seq; WSHS C2018.0.109;  C1951X.18.5; See Reinhart House
I
one, OHS student, WSHS C1951.8.15
Sarah, nee Cock, wife of Stephen
Stephen, arrived 1852,
Georgiana p. 258

Rettenmayer
Philippine, nee Schmidt

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

Reynolds

lord_E
Mary Elizabeth
, married C.J. Lord, active in local civic activities; WSHS C1956.39.9,  2013.0.211; see Olympia Women’s History Walking Tour, C.J. and Elizabeth Lord House, see Lord Mansion in Where Are We?; photo from Olympia Women’s History Walking Tour

Ricard
ricard
Pascal
, Father, founded mission at current location of Priest Point Park, Georgiana p. 359; Rogues p. 11; see biography at Oblates Historical Dictionary

Rice
Laura, niece of William H. White, WSHS C1945.141.1
Melissa, nee Longmire, m. Louis
Roy
,  nephew of William H. White, WSHS
C1945.141.1
Louis
, arrived  Thurston County  1870s, worked for David Chambers and married Melissa, a daughter of James Longmire, WPA vol. 3

Rich
Andress, arrived 1864, settled near Chambers Prairie, TCP
Hannah, arrived around 1865, settled in Deschutes Valley,
TCP

Mary, great grandmother of Ida Mossman Yeager, married Jackson and Junkin, WSHS C1949.8.9

Richards
Tom,
WSHS C1980.30x.15.27

Ricker
Cordelia, m. James Spirlock, WSHS C2015.0.67

Riddle
Emma, operated sanitorium on East Bay Drive, see Meyer-Riddle House

Riley

Riley_Dr
Warren
, doctor, early scaler of Mount Rainier,  WSHS C1948.1041.1, C2016.0.57; see Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue 1891

Riser
Everett, WSHS C1979.13.1

Rixie
Lillian,
Olympia High School, m. Carey, WSHS C2016.0.120

Robbins
Edwin Jesse
, see Robbins-Mallett House
Effie, married Joseph Longmire Jr., WSHS C1950.1306.29, Digital Archives, C1950.1306.28
Ernest O, see Robbins House
Phoebe, nee Holliday, married Richard
Richard, South Bay resident, WSHS C1950.1306.28

Roberts

Roberts_WH
Prof. W.H
., band leader, county clerk, see Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue 1891, WSHS C1952.226.41

Robertson
Goldie, teacher, author, married George Funk, Olympia Women’s History  Walking Tours under Goldie & George Funk House; see her article Doane’s Pan-fried Oysters transcribed here; see Funk House ; WSHS C1986.43.61.5.2.4
Myrtle, teacher, WSHS C2013.18.82

Robinson

Robinson_JW
J.W., judge, publisher Olympia Tribune, Rogues p. 133 et seq; see Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue 1891

Rochon
Augustus, adoptive father of Barbara Cunningham Simmons, WSHS C1946.239.30

Rogers

A.D. Rogers family,
photo from Digital Archives; WSHS C2016.0.54; C2016.0.53

A.D.,
(Adelbert) photographer, photo from Digital Archives; see also family photo above and this photo; see also WSHS
C1970.6.13, C1970.6.3, C1970.6.8, see A.D. Rogers Home ; photo of studio  WSHS C2016.0.14
Adah, married Price, WSHS C1943.126.4
Augusta, wife of A.D., see above family photo; see also WSHS C1970.6.11, C1970.6.12, C1970.6.8, C1958.2.60, 
C2016.0.52,  C2016.0.51
Carrie, d of Gov. John R Rogers, m. Hall, WSHS C1946.240.7
Edna
, daughter of A.D., married Fred Carlyon, see family photo above; see also school  photo in Digital Archives; see also WSHS C1970.6.8, C1961.1185.50, C1958.2.63, C1958.2.62; C2013.18.176
Fred, WSHS C1949.18.28


John R.,
governor of Washington State, Rogues p. 150 et seq; see Sylvester’s Window 1899 Meet the Neighbors p. 6; photo from Digital Archives

Raymond, son of A.D., see family portrait above; Rogues p. 172; see also WSHS C1950.3.106; C1970.6.6, C1970.6.8, C1958.2.61, C1952.226.55
Tate, nee Henry, married Ray Rogers
W.A., contractor, see Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue 1891

Romanousky
Anna,
operated Crane’s Cafe, owned Romanousky House

Root
Anne, nee Lansdale

Root_M
Milo
,
judge and lawyer, see Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue 1891;  home, WSHS C1943.1006.6
Nils, OCI graduate, WSHS C1981.52.6

Rosenthal
Bertha, daughter of Gustave, photo from Digital Archives
 WSHS C2013.18.77
Fanny, daughter of Gustave, WSHS
C1948.64.138, C2013.18.57


Rosenthal_G
Gustave
– Arrived Olympia 1863, ran mercantile store TCP; Georgiana, p. 195, photo following p. 296; see Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue 1891; Rogues p. 242; store in McKenny Block, 2012.0.259 (participating in End of Oregon Trail marker ceremony), C2013.18.77 (in store); C1943.2x.324; 2013.0.216 (dedicating plaque to first Legislature Site) home site see Christian Science building

Ross
Adelaide,
WSHS C2013.18.37
Emogene, Olympia High School, WHS C2016.0.120

Ross_Hugh
Hugh,
proprietor Acme Drug Store, see Olympia Tribune Souvenir Issue 1891; 
 see Hugh Ross House
Margie, married Shotwell, OCI graduate,  WSHS
C1950.1117.1.37.1

Rotchford
Marvel,
Olympia High School class of 1927, WSHS C2016.0.99

Rowe
Asa,
WSHS C2016.0.93

Royal
Bonnie, Olympia High School student, WSHS C1951.8.15
Maud, WSHS C2013.18.82
Miller G., president Olympia Collegiate Institute, WSHS
C1950.1117.1.12.2; C1952.226.45
Ruth, Olympia High School, m. Mower, WSHS C2016.0.120
Tirzah
, nee Bigelow
Miss (first name unknown), teacher at Washington School, sister of Miller G., WSHS C1943.1006.9

Ruchty
RR, postal carrier, WSHS  C2008.8.55

Ruddell
Belle, married William Fleetwood
Margaret, nee Stewart, married White, then Ruddell

Stephen Duley, Lacey area pioneer, later moved to Olympia, see Sylvester’s Window 1856 Meet the Neighbors p. 14;  Ruddell House

Rudkin

Frank H
., state Supreme Court justice, photo from Digital Archives; see also WSHS  C1947.1124.55; see Rudkin House

Ruggieri
Mike,
WSHS C1980.30x.15.27

Russell
Rose, OHS student, WSHS C1951.8.15

Ruth

A.S.,
Olympia senator, political cartoon from Digital Archives; Rogues p. 176; House, Maple Park, photo at Digital Archives; see also WSHS C1964.26.4.24.8

Rutledge
Emma, married H. Gordon, TCP
Louisa, nee Shotwell
Thomas, arrived Bush Prairie fall 1852,
TCP, married, Pioneer and Democrat July 25, 1856
William, WSHS C1943.2x.324
Mrs., WSHS C1943.2x.324

 

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