William Henry Cline Obit PA Evening News pg 1 dated 9 July 1956
Final Rites Set For Area's Oldest ;*etylces ,!for Wjl 111 a m Hfenry Ciute,"'S2, of pungeness, wil be held at Trinity. M et h 9 d i,s i Church, Sequlm, 2 p. m. Tuesday with the ReVi Fletcher Forster officiating. officiating. Burial will be in Dungeness Dungeness Cemetery under the direction of the McDonald 1 Funeral home. Mr. Cline died Friday after a long illness. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs, Elliott Cline, born in Dungeness Jan. 31, 1874. Clallam County Pioneers' Pioneers' Association records list him as the oldest native born white resident resident of Clallam County. A farmer, he lived on the Dungeness Valley homestead taken up by His fatlv er. Mr. Cline married Laura Evans at Dungeness Nov. 30, 1899. She is a granddaughter of Mr, and Mrs. John Weir, among the valley's first settlers. Henry Cllne's mother was Mar. garet Whittacher who came to Port Angeles in the 1860's and married Elliott Cline in one of the county's earliest white weddings. Elliott Cline came to the Dunge- qess valley approximately 100 years ago. Cline's Spit, in Dungeness Dungeness Harbor is named for him. The family gave the land on which Olallam County's first county seat was located. He was many times a member of the' Washington State Territorial legislature and Tilled numerous county offices before his death in 1886. William Henry Cline, known more frequently as Henry Cline, was prominent in affairs of the east end of the county. Surviving relatives are his wife, Laura Cline and daughter, Mrs. EJ. C. Bigelow, both of Dungeness; ;wo other daughters, Mrs William Yuni, Westport, Wash., and Mrs. A. Glenn Davles, Oxnard, Calif.; five grandchildren, one great grandchild; sister Emily Cline, Seattle and numerous other relatives relatives in Clallam County.