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Yantis
Meet the family: The Yantises and Blankenships
Alexander N.,
son of Alexander S (nicknamed Soney or Sauney)., TCP , WSHS C1980.30X.14.19

Alexander S. – early arrival in Olympia, 1854, Georgiana, p.  189, TCP; WPA Vol 1; WPA Vol 2
Alice, OHS student, WSHC C1951.8.15
Ann, daughter of Alexander S., married William Martin, WPA vol. 2 ; WSHS C2013.18.93

Anna, daughter of John L., married Martin, WSHS C1980.30x.14.20

Benjamin
F
– early settler, Judge, arrived Bush Prairie spring 1853, later

settled in Olympia, Georgiana  p. 271, photo following p. 271; elected to first territorial legislature, Pioneer and Democrat March 4, 1854; prospecting for gold, Pioneer and Democrat April 19, 1861; territorial librarian, photo from Digital Archives, State Library Collection; Rogues p. 17 et seq;  WSHS C2017.0.10; 2014.0.393
Charles, son of John L., WSHS C1980.30x.15.10, C1980.30x.15.9
fannie yantis
Frances (Fannie), married John Gilbert, photo from Digital Archives, State Library collection; WSHS C2017.0.11
George, son of John L., Rogues p. 276 et seq; WSHS C1980.30x.15.11; C2015.0.62; see Yantis House
Harry, son of Louis, WSHS C2017.0.13
John L
, arrived and settled in Tenino, 1854 TCP, with family WSHS C1948.64.40


John Vivian, photographer and printer, son of Benjamin, WSHS C1976.41.5, C1976.41.6

John son of Louis, WSHS C2017.0.13
Kate, Katherine or Kathryn
, daughter of John L, WSHS C1980.30x.15.11, C1980.30x.15.7, C1980.30x.15.6, C1980.30X.14.21
Kate, daughter of Alex S., married Jesse Martin, WSHS C2013.18.93
Louis
, son of John L (of Tenino), WSHS C2013.18.23

Mabel, daughter of John L., WSHS C1980.30x.14.18
Margaret, nee Hume, wife of John V.
Maria, m. William Pullen
Mary
, married Damon,  WSHS C2013.18.63


Robert L., son of Benjamin F., WSHS C2017.0.8
Robert
, son of John Vivian, editor and foreman press room, Daily Olympian, WSHS C1949.1242.4, editorsee Robert Yantis House 

Rose, daughter of Alexander N., WSHS C1980.30x.15.5
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Sarah – daughter of Benjamin, married Benton Moses (allegedly killed by Leschi), then George Blankenship (Sr.), Georgiana, photo courtesy of Ralph Blankenship
Sarah, wife of Alexander S., nee Greene
Sarah
, daughter of Alexander S., married Aaron Webster, WSHS C1980.30X.14.19, C2013.18.8; marriage Pioneer and Democrat April 19, 1861
Sarah, wife of Alexander S. Yantis, nee Greene
Sophia Belle (called Belle), married Lafayette Willey, daughter of Alexander S., WSHS C2013.18.91; C1943.2x.324
Theodosia (known as Theo)
, daughter of John L., WSHS C1980.30x.14.14,C1980.30x.14.8
Velma
, daughter of John L., WSHS C1980.30x.15.11
Virginia (Jenny), daughter of Alex S., married Herbert Davis, WSHS C2017.0.9; C2013.18.93
Walter, son of John L., WSHS C1980.30x.15.9; 
see Yantis House
Wert, son of Louis,  WSHS C2017.0.13

Yeager
Ada, nee Drake, wife of William H. Yeager Jr., see William and Ada Yeager House
Alwilda, married Wills,  WSHS C1949.3.100, C1949.3.99
Florence, sister of W.H., married Henry Williams, WSHS C1949.3.101
Ida, nee Mossman, married William Yeager
Burford_I
Ida
, daughter of William H. Sr. and Ida, married Burford; curator of State Capital Museum, WSHS C1964.33.11, C1951.8.15; Olympia Women’s Walking Tour, see Where Are We? Ida Burford House; photo from City of Olympia
Jane,
daughter of sister of William, m. Bowlin
Maria Louise
, married Charles Potter, then Judd Freeman, WSHS C1949.3.132

Mary, married Ed Johnston, WSHS C1948.8.15, C1949.3.114, C1949.3.113, C1949.3.111, C1949.3.112, C1949.3.110, C1949.3.109,  C1949.3.78, C1956.8xx.6
Mary Ann,
nee Dillon, married W.J. Yeager

Mignonette Pearl (Minnie), d. of William H. Sr., Legislative staff, WSHS C2019.0.129; C1943.3x.4; C1958.174x.1, C2013.18.39
Sanford,
WSHS C1949.3.105
Mrs. Sanford,
earlier Mrs. Hill & Mrs. Kearns
William Henry
, Sr., OCI alumnus, postal carrier WSHS C1950.1117.1.35.1, C1950.8.3, C2008.8.55; C1951.8.15,See  Yeager House 

William H. Jr., engineer, see William H Jr. and Ada Yeager House

William J., early photographer, father of William H. Sr.; see biography here; WSHS C2018.0.154; see William J. Yeager homesite

Yenney
Robert, owned music store, see Yenney House

 Yoakum
Emma and John, WSHS C1980.30x.15.18
Minnie, WSHS C2013.18.81

York
Emily, married Andrew Moore, arrived in 1850s, TCP 

Young
Adeline, WSHS C2017.0.116
Austin
, arrived 1854 via Cascade Pass, operated tannery in Tumwater, TCP

Edward T., hotelkeeper and organizer of Olympia Light & Power, arrived 1869, TCP; Rogues p. 88 et seq; volunteer firefighter with  Columbia Engine company , photographed at right of image (identification provided by descendant Donette Chanin)

Eltina, daughter of Theodore, Furgison collection
Ethel
, WSHS C2013.18.81

Josephine – nee Dofflemyer, wife of Edward T.
Theodore, son of Edward, see Young House in Where Are We?
Volney, son of Edward and Josephine, captain of Mosquito Fleet; Rogues p. 338

Zabel
Family, owned chain of cinemas in downtown Olympia, see Zabel House and its links to historic cinemas

Zamberlin
Joseph, owned Olympia Packing Co 
Mae
, d of Joseph, Olympia High School class of 1927,  WSHS C2016.0.99

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