|Birth: ||Nov. 9, 1858, Finland|
|Death: ||Sep. 5, 1928|
Per Camas Funeral Home Records 1912 - 1943, Peter N. Ahola was son of Mathus Ahola (b. Finland) & Matilie B. Lunsen (b. Finland).
Klickitat County Agriculturist
September 14, 1928
PETER AHOLA, KLICKITAT PIONEER, DIES SEPT. 5
Peter Ahola was born in Teruda, Finland, November 9, 1858, and died at Washougal, Wash., September 5, 1928 at the age of 69 years, 9 months and 29 days.
Being one of the pioneers of Klickitat county, he was well known, and had many friends.
He engaged in farming for a number of years, but soon felt the call to other vocations, and took up the trade of carpenter, and worked at this trade in Spokane, and then at Centerville.
He was one of the carpenters that worked on the construction of the present Central Hotel building at Goldendale, and conducted for several years by A.J. Ahola and Charles Alvord.
For a number of years he was engaged in the merchandise and hardware business in Centerville. While in this business he made many friends and acquaintances. He was a man that saw the needs of his community, and was always ready to do what he could for the betterment of his town and section.
In 1917 he moved to Stevenson, county seat of Skamania county, and where he resided until his death.
Mr. Ahola came to America with his parents; when 14 years of age. The settled in Michigan, but the call of the West came, and they moved to the state of Washington in 1878.
On December 15, 1888, he was united in marriage to Ethelda May Miller, at The Dalles. Besides his widow, he leaves to mourn his decease:
Two sons and four daughters. -- Howard Ahola, Stevenson; Burlin Ahola of Tonana, Alaska; Mrs. Mabel Klockner of Centerville; Mrs. Hazel Tedland of Camas, Wash.; Mrs. Mary Errend of Stevenson; Mrs. Alda Strong of Myrtle Creek, Or.; also four grand children.
Also two brothers and one sister, -- Matthew Ahola of Centerville; and Abraham J. Ahola of Portland; and Marguerite Ahola of Wilbur, Wash.
He was a member of Centerville Grange, No. 143, and the Woodman of the World, the members of which joined with the many friends and neighbors in extending their sympathy in this their hour of bereavement.
Mr. Ahola was for a number of years postmaster at Centerville, giving good satisfaction to the patrons of that important office.
The funeral services were held from the Centerville Christian church, on Sunday afternoon, September 9, 1928, with Rev. S.C. Eshelman and Rev. Wm. Bassi officiating.
Ethelda May Miller Ahola (1867 - 1968)*
Hazel Blanche Ahola Tidland (1892 - 1982)*
Created by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore...
Record added: May 10, 2007
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