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4) Lura Helen Nail:
              born 21 Jun 1877 Loogootee, Martin, IN; 
              died 19 Dec 1955 Chehalis, Lewis, WA; obituary; death record;  
              death certificate; cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage, arteriosclerosis, hypertension;
              buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo
              census records for Lura;  
              married Frederick Gottlieb Schmit on 14 Jul 1895 Lewis Co, WA 
                               (born 04 Feb 1868 Edwardsville, Madison, IL; 
                               died 16 Oct 1952 Centralia, Lewis, WA; obituary; death records;  
                               buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo
                               son of Frederick Schmit (born Jan 1826 Germany) and Elizabeth ____);
              marriage records for Lura and Frederick 
              children: 
                  1) Arthur Frederick Schmit - born 18 Sep 1896 Lewis Co, WA; 
                           died 11 Oct 1985 Longview, Cowlitz, WA; obituary; death records;  
                           buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo;
                           WWI and WWII draft registration cardcensus records for Arthur;  
                           Northern Pacific Railway Company Personnel File
; signature:

                            ;

                            married Harriet Mae "Hattie" Haight on 11 Oct 1916 Lewis Co, WA 
                                      (born 04 Dec 1895 Seattle, King, WA;
                                      died 12 Oct 1997 Centralia, Lewis, WA; obituary; death record;  
                                      buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo;
                                      signature:

                                       ;

                                       daughter of Joseph G Haight (23 May 1872 NY-21 Jun 1939) and 
                                      Ethelyn Rouse (Jul 1875 IL-15 Jul 1944); Joseph and Ethelyn buried
                                      Mountain View Cemetery, Centralia, Lewis, WA; Joseph's tombstone photo (Ethelyn's is unmarked)
)
                          marriage certificate for Arthur and Harriet;
                          children: 
                               1) Glennys Irene Schmit - born 25 Dec 1919 Toledo, Lewis, WA; baptismal record
                                         died 30 May 2005 Lewis Co, WA (possibly Centralia); obituary; death record;    
                                         buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA
; tombstone photo;
                                         Social Security record; census records for Glennys; signature:

                                         

                                          married Donald Wesley Pacsmag on 04 Mar 1949 Whitman Co, WA
                                                    
(born 01 Jun 1920 Puyallup, Pierce, WA;
                                                     died 14 Nov 1998 Seattle, King, WA; obituary; death record;  
                                                     cause of death: complications from diabetes;
                                                     buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA
; tombstone photo;
                                                     U.S. Marine Corps - WWII; WWII draft record;  
                                                     signature:

                                                      ;

                                                      son of John Wesley Pacsmag (c. 1889-10 Dec 1943 WA) and
                                                     Sylvia Maybell Hannah (19 Sep 1895 OR-21 Apr 1978 WA));
                                        
marriage records for Glennys and Donald
 
                                         children:
                                             1) Peggy Jean Pacsmag - living?; married Daniel W Hearn on 10 Aug 1974 Lewis Co, WA (living?);
                                                         marriage record for Peggy and Daniel;  
                                                         children:
                                                             1) Holli Hearn - living?; married Micah McGarrah (living?); children?
                                                             2) Jeremy Hearn - living?; married?; children?
                                             2) Jeri
Sue Pacsmag - living?; married Scott Anthony Hess on 16 Jul 1984 Lewis Co, WA (living?);
                                                         marriage record for Jeri and Scott
                                                         children:
                                                             1) Megan Hess - living?; married?; children?
                                                             2) Jordan Hess - living?; married?; children?

                  2) Dorothea Rachel "Dora" Schmit - born 28 Aug 1897 WA;
                           died 1965;
                           buried Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, King, WA; tombstone photo;
                           census records for Dora; signature:

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                            married Arthur E Wright on 03 Jul 1915 Lewis Co, WA 
                                      (born 1885 MI;
                                      died 1963;
                                      buried Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, King, WA; tombstone photo;  
                                      son of Walter Wright and Florence Gage);  
                           marriage certificate for Dora and Arthur;
                           children: 
                                1) Shirley Florence Wright - born 24 Aug 1919 Napavine, Lewis, WA;
                                          died 22 Feb 1993 possibly Renton, King, WA
death records
                                          buried Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, King, WA; tombstone photo;  
                                          Social Security record; census records for Shirley
                                          married William Allan Peterson on 04 Aug 1940 Renton, King, WA
                                                    
  (born 02 Aug 1918 Seattle, King, WA; birth record;
                                                       died 20 Sep 1985 possibly King Co, WA;
                                                       buried Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, King, WA; tombstone photo;
                                                       son of William Oliff Peterson (08 Aug 1881 Pierce Co, WA-04 Apr 1955 King Co, WA) and
                                                       Effie Rumley (1875 SC-01 Aug 1951 King Co, WA);
                                                       William and Effie buried Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, King, WA; tombstone photo);
                                          marriage record for Shirley and Allan;  
                                          children:   
                                              1)  Danny Dean Peterson - born 14 Apr 1946 Seattle, King, WA;
                                                          died 23 Jan 2009 St Helens; death records; obituary;
                                                          U.S. Army - Vietnam; 
                                                          married Diane Priscilla Harvego on 16 Apr Renton, King, WA
                                                                         (born 15 Feb 1947 Otter Tail Co, MN; birth record;
                                                                         died 11 Nov 1994 Gray's Harbor Co, WA; death record;
                                                                         daughter of Orville Lloyd Harvego and Carol Elizabeth Miller)
                                                          marriage record for Danny and Diane;
                                                          divorced 26 Nov 1974 King Co, WA; divorce record;
                                                          children:
                                                               1) Dawna Peterson - living?; married?; children?
                                                               2) Michael Peterson - living?; married?; children?
                                                               3) Timothy Peterson - living?; married?; children?
                  3) Gladys Christina Schmit - born 04 Dec 1899 Napavine, Lewis, WA; 
                           died 15 Sep 1995 Centralia, Lewis, WA; obituary; death records;  
                           buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo;
                           Social Security record; census records for Gladys; signature:

                            ;

                            never married
                  4) Clarice Lura Schmit - born 04 Jan 1902 Napavine, Lewis, WA; birth certificate;  
                           died 10 Jun 1990 Moses Lake, Grant, WA; death notice; death records;  
                           Social Security record; census records for Clarice; signature:

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                            married Charles Frederick Dickey 12 Nov 1922 Napavine, Lewis, WA 
                                       (born 10 Nov 1903 Sault St Marie, Ontario, Canada; 
                                       died 21 Jun 1993 Moses Lake, Grant, WA; obituary; death records;  
                                       naturalization record; Sault St Marie, Michigan passenger list; signature:  

                                        ;

                                        son of William Frederick Dickey (born c. 1876 Canada) and 
                                       Luella M Clow (born c. 1877 Canada))
                           marriage announcement for Clarice and Charles; 50th Anniversary article;   
                           marriage records for Clarice and Charles;  
                           children: 
                               1) Patricia Gladys Dickey - living?; census records for Patricia;  
                                         Patricia married (1) William Rexford Ely on 16 Jun 1951 likely Skagit Co, WA    
                                                  (born 09 Sep 1928 Anchorage, AK;
                                                  died 07 Jul 1981 Grant Co, WA; death records;
                                                  buried Pioneer Memorial Gardens, Moses Lake, Grant, WA; tombstone photo;
                                                  Social Security record; WWII draft record;
                                                  son of Leo E Ely and Jessie A Kennedy)
                                         marriage records for Patricia and William;  
                                         children: 
                                             1) Shelley Ely - living?; married?; children? 
                                             2) Shane Ely - living?; married?; children? 
                                             3) Matthew Ely - living?; married?; children? 
                                         Patricia married (2) Leonard Roy Reynolds on 27 Jul 1991 Grant Co, WA
                                                     (living?)
                                         marriage records for Patricia and Leonard
;     
                  5) Wilbur O Schmit - born 04 Apr 1904 Napavine, Lewis, WA; 
                           died 10 Jun 1924 Centralia, Lewis, WA; obituarydeath certificate; death record
                           cause of death: general peritonitis following perforated gangrenous appendix; 
                           buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo
                           census records for Wilbur; signature:

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                            never married
                  6) Lafayette Valentine "Lafe" Schmit - born 14 Feb 1907 Napavine, Lewis, WA; birth record;  
                           news articles referencing Lafe
                           died 19 Mar 1996 Centralia, Lewis, WA; obituary; death record;
                           buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo;
                           Social Security record; census records for Lafayette; signature:

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                            married Edna Adelia Young on 07 Dec 1935 Chehalis, Lewis, WA 
                                      (born 17 Apr 1910 Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, or Lewis Co, WA (discrepancy in records); birth record;  
                                      died Feb 1985 Kirkland, King, WA; obituary; death record;   
                                      buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo;
                                      Social Security record; signature:   

                                      

                                      daughter of John W Young (1878-1963) and Margaret D Liner (1880-03 Nov 1959 WA);
                                      John and Margaret buried Sunset Memorial Gardens, Chehalis, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo)
                           marriage announcement for Lafayette and Edna;
                           marriage records for Lafayette and Edna
                           children:
                               1) Diana L Schmit - living?; married ____ Titus (living?); children?
                               2) John F Schmit - living?; married?; children?
                               3) Vivian Annette Schmit - born 16 Jun 1940 Centralia, Lewis, WA;
                                            died 14 Sep 1990 Renton, King, WA; obituary; death records;  
                                            buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo;                                        
                                            Social Security record;  
                                            married Richard Warren Elzner on 18 Mar 1961 King Co, WA (living?);
                                            marriage record for Vivian and Richard;  
                                            children:
                                                 1) Kirt Elzner - living?; married?; children?
                                                 2) Lynn Elzner - living?;
                                                             ma
rried Robert B Polson on 29 Aug 1987 King Co, WA (living?);
                                                             marriage record for Lynn and Robert;  
                                                             children?

                  7) Francis Virgil "Frank" Schmit - born 24 May 1909 Napavine, Lewis, WA; 
                           died 25 Feb 1990 Centralia, Lewis, WA; obituary; death records;    
                           buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo;
                           census records for Francis; signature:

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                            married Teanie Mae Selph on 25 Jun 1937 Napavine, Lewis, WA 
                                  (born 02 May 1919 Clark Co, WA; birth record;
                                  died 27 Aug 2004 Lewis Co, WA; obituary; death record;    
                                  buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo
                                  signature:

                                  

                                   daughter of Andrew J Selph (born c. 1867 GA) and Teanie Ella Carrigan
                                  (1884 KS-1958; buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA - tombstone photo))
                           engagement announcement for Francis and Teanie;  
                           marriage records for Francis and Teanie;  
                           children:
                               1) Allen Fredrick Schmit - born 24 Nov 1938 Chehalis, Lewis, WA;
                                         died 05 May 1987 Chehalis, Lewis, WA; death records;        
                                         U.S. Navy (13 Jan 1957-22 Dec 1959);
                                         Social Security record; census records for Allen; news articles regarding Allen - includes photo;
                                         married Carolyn Kay Shelton on 02 Jun 1962 King Co, WA (living?);
                                         marriage record for Allen and Carolyn;   
                                         children:
                                             1) Danny Schmit - living?; news article regarding Danny - includes photo;
                                                      married?; children?
                                             2) Jodie Schmit - living?; news article regarding Jodie - includes photo;
                                                      married?; children?
                                             3) Kathy Schmit - living?; news article regarding Kathy - includes photo;
                                                      married?; children?
                               2) Randall Sherman Schmit - born 19 Jun 1942 Chehalis, Lewis, WA; 
                                         died Apr 2020; obituary - includes photo;
                                         U.S. Air Force;  
                                         Randall married (1) Nola C Zard on 26 Nov 1960 likely Lewis Co, WA
                                         marriage records for Randall and Nola
                                         children: (We are unsure whether these children are Nola's or Shirley's.)
                                               1) Renee Schmit - living?; married?; children?   
                                               2) William Schmit - living?; married?; children?   
                                               3) Lisa Schmit - living?; married?; children?   
                                               4) Shannon Schmit - living?; married?; children?      
                                               5) Natalie Schmit - living?; married?; children?   
                                         Randall married (2) Shirley Sam c. 1975 (living?);
                                         children?

                               3) Lois Pauline Schmit - living?;
                                         married Joseph Samuel Rule on 09 Sep 1967 Lewis Co, WA    
                                                   (
born 24 Jul 1934 Seattle, King, WA;
                                                   died 19 Apr 2013 WA; obituary; death records; cremated; 
                                                   U.S. Air Force;
                                                   son of Wilbur Rule and Lucille ____ );
                                         marriage record for Lois and Joseph  
                                         children?

                  8) Raleigh Wilmet "Bill" Schmit -
                           born 15 Aug 1911 Napavine, Lewis, WA; birth record;  
                           died 30 Apr 1975 Napavine, Lewis, WA; obituary; death records
                           buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo
                           census records for Raleigh; news articles referencing Raleigh; signature:

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                           married Roma Ailleen Smith on 02 Jul 1938 Napavine, Lewis, WA 
                                        (born 29 Oct 1917 Helix, Umatilla Co, OR; 
                                        died 28 Sep 2003 Centralia, Lewis, WA; obituary; death record;    
                                        buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo
                                        Social Security record; signature:   

                                         ;

                                         daughter of Charles Orrin Smith (01 Feb 1882 OH-03 Sep 1969 WA) and 
                                        Mattie Miller (08 Jan 1885 NE-11 Jan 1985 WA); Charles and Mattie buried 
                                        buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA - tombstone photo);
                           marriage records for Raleigh and Roma;  
                           children: 
                               1) Dale Lee Schmit - born 26 Mar 1941 Chehalis, Lewis, WA; 
                                        died 27 May 1942 Napavine, Lewis, WA; death notice; death records;  
                                        death certificate; cause of death: infection involving heart valve within cardiac collapse;
                                        buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo
                               2) Ronald Eugene Schmit  DNA match (twin) - living?;
                                         U.S. Air Force;
                                        Ronald married (1) Karen Ann McLean on 31 Dec 1962 Dallas, Polk, OR
                                        marriage record for Ronald and Karen;  
                                        Ronald married (2) Marilyn M Rand on 22 Oct 1994 Wasco Co, OR (living?);
                                        marriage record for Ronald and Marilyn
                                        children?
                               3) Donald Erwin Schmit (twin) - b
orn 21 Mar 1943 Vancourver, Clark, WA;
                                        died 2
6 Aug 2016 Roseburg, Douglas, OR;
                                        married Betty ____ (living?);
                                        children?

                               4) Kristine Marie Schmit - born 27 Nov 1949 Chehalis, Lewis, WA; 
                                        died 11 Jan 1994 Napavine, Lewis, WA; obituary;
                                        cause of death: cancer; death records;  
                                        buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo;
                                        Social Security record;  
                                        no evidence of marriage or children
                               5) James Arthur "Jim" Schmit - born 18 Sep 1953 possibly Chehalis, Lewis, WA;    
                                        died 24 May 2007 Tacoma, Pierce, WA; obituary; cremated; death records
                                        buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo

                               6) unnamed female Schmit - born 27 Aug 1956 Chehalis, Lewis, WA; 
                                        died 27 Aug 1956 Chehalis, Lewis, WA; obituary; death record
                                        death certificate; cause of death: stillborn, anencephalon;
                                        buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo
                  9) Joyce Irvinna Schmit - born 08 Mar 1915 Chehalis, Lewis, WA;
                            died 31 Aug 2012 possibly Longview, Cowlitz, WA; obituary; death records;   
                            buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photo;
                            census records for Joyce; signature:

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                            Joyce married (1) Clifton Harvey Mathews on 11 Nov 1933 Lewis Co, WA
                                        (born 18 or 28 Nov 1912 Toledo, Lewis, WA;
                                        died 29 Jul 1942 Cowitz, Longview, WA; death record;   
                                        buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, W
A; tombstone photo;
                                        WWII draft record; signature:                 

                                         ;

                                         son of William Mathews (1873-1925) and Mary Pratt (1877-1943))
                           marriage certificate for Joyce and Clifton;
                           children: 
                                1) Beverly Benita Mathews - living?; census records for Beverly;  
                                              Beverly married (1) Albert Joseph McKee on 05 Jun 1954 Napavine, Lewis, WA
                                              marriage record for Beverly and Albert;  
                                              divorced Jan 1969 Stanislaus Co, CA; divorce record;  
                                              children?
                                              Beve
rly married (2) James D Clark on 11 Jul 1970 Reno, Washoe, NV (living?);
                                              marriage record for Beverly and James;
                                              children?
                                              Beverly married (3)
Vernon Robert Meyers on 19 Sep 1986 Carson City, NV (living?);
                                              marriage record for Beverly and Vernon;  
                                              children?

                                2) Frederick W Mathews - living?; census records for Frederick;
                                              married?; children?  
                           Joyce married (2) Michael Louis Shipley on 15 Aug 1943 Lewis Co, WA 
                                       (born 26 Feb 1911 MO;
                                       died 20 Dec 1983 Contra Costa Co, CA; death records;    
                                       buried Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo, CA; tombstone photo
                                       U.S. Navy;   
                                       signature:

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                                        son of Wallace M Shipley (01 Oct 1883 MO-25 Oct 1934 Randolph Co, MO) and
                                       Norene Beeler (17 Apr 1894 MO-18 Dec 1918 Randolph Co, MO);
                                       Wallace and Norene buried Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, Randolph, MO; tombstone photo)
                           marriage certificate for Joyce and Michael;
                           children? 
                           Joyce married (3) Gilbert Virgil Curtis on 14 Jun 1946 Pierce Co, WA
                                     
 (born 04 Feb 1915 Centralia, Lewis, WA; birth record;  
                                       died 03 Mar 1994 Centralia, Lewis, WA; obituary; death records;  
                                       buried Napavine Cemetery, Napavine, Lewis, WA; tombstone photos;
                                       U.S. Army - WWII (10 Nov 1942-31 Oct 1945);
                                       enlistment record; WWII draft recordSocial Security record;    
                                       son of Virgil Curtis (born 22 Sep 1878 IA-1960) and
                                       Gladys Eaton (1897 OR-13 Jul 1974 Centralia, Lewis, OR); Virgil and Gladys
                                       buried Mountain View Cemetery, Centralia, Lewis, WA - tombstone photos
);
                           marriage certificate for Joyce and Gilbert;
                           children: 
                              1) Christopher Curtis - living?; married?; children?
                              2) Karen
Curtis - living?; married Don Franzen (living?); children?
                              3) Ann Curtis - living?; married ____ Whitley (living?); children?