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Mrs. Bertha McDougall nee Dunham Born Montana; Died 2008 South King County, Washington

Mrs. Bertha McDougall nee Dunham Born Montana; Died 2008 South King County, Washington

Posted: 1364310452000
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 1370223432000
Obituaries from the Seattle Times 2000-2009 are found on instead of the Times website.

The Seattle Times January 11, 2009
Bertha L. McDougall. Bertha passed away Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2008, at the age of 95. She was born in Miles City, Montana to Edwin and Anna Dunham on Easter Sunday, March 23, 1913. In the early 1920's she moved west by covered wagon with her family of one sister and five brothers to Oregon and then on to Covington, Washington. She graduated from Meridian High School, east of Kent.

Bertha was married to Frank McDougall for nearly 60 years prior to his passing in 1995. She raised two sons, Gerry (Betsy) and Joe (Arlene). She had six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother, Alexander Dunham.

Bertha lived in South King County for most of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her family, baking and gardening. She was an accomplished seamstress and was always willing and eager to help others with their sewing projects. She also helped to run the family logging business.

She was a long-term and valued member of both the Black Diamond and Enumclaw Chapters of Eastern Star and Daughter's of the Nile, Havisu Temple No. 1.

A memorial service to honor and celebrate her life will be held Sunday, January 18, 2009, 1PM, at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel in Kent. Remembrances can be sent to The Children's Foundation of Daughters of the Nile, 3905 171st Place Northeast, Bellevue, Washington 98008 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements made by Weeks' Enumclaw Funeral Home. Please sign our online guestbook at

Re: Mrs. Bertha Dunham McDougall Born Miles City, Montana; Died November 2008 South King County, Washington

Posted: 1370194914000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1370195070000
Surnames: Dunham

Thanks for the post. I am meeting with her son in the near future to go through some family pictures.

She is related to the Dunham line that settled in St George, New Brunswick, Canada and is descended from Joseph Dunham Jr born in Long Island New York either prior to or during the revolutionary war (e.g. prior to 1783-1784). I and many others are searching for the parents of Joseph!

The first record I have of Joseph Dunham in New Brunswick is 1790. His sons Joseph and Thomas left new brunswick and eventually settled in Wright County, MN in the middle 1800s.

DNA testing has proved that this Dunham line is descended from Deacon John Dunham who settled in Plymouth, MA circa 1630. The testing was done via the DNA testing program at the Dunham-Singletary Family Connections Assn. Their website is at

Jeff Dunham
Portland, Oregon

Re: Mrs. Bertha McDougall nee Dunham Born Montana; Died 2008 South King County, Washington

Posted: 1370231024000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1370231251000
See this message on the King County, Washington board as Mrs. McDougall's obituary was posted in response to an inquiry by a McDougall researcher. Her son might be interested in connecting with the McDougall researcher who asked for help finding Mrs. McDougall's obituary in March of this year.
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