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John Lester Northup was born April 3, 1892, Houghton, Washington; the 8th of 9 chidren to Benson Leonidas Northup, Sr. and Florell Eleanor CURTIS. (Note: A 10th child was adopted: Rena Day Northup at eleven years of age.) He married Ruby Anderson Stockand, (She was divorced and had three children at the time. She died October 4, 1969.) He died June 23, 1970.

John Lester was the last survivor of the nine children born to Benson and Florell, Sr. John moved with his parents to Jefferson County as a child. He attended school at Clearwater, Washington and later worked in construction and logging camps and lumber mills before becoming road foreman for West Jefferson Country, a position he held until 1943. He then drove a school bus in the West end of Jefferson County before living in Port Angeles, Washington. He moved to Discovery Bay, Washington in 1949 and came out of semi-retirement to again drive school bus and serve as Custodian for the Discovery Bay School until his retirement in 1962. He served in the Navy in the 1st World War. He and his wife were members of the First Baptist Church. (Note: Ruby Anderson Stockand/Northup was a sister of Myrtle Anderson Northup, wife of Benson Leonidas Northup, Jr.)

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Children of Lester and Ruby (Anderson/Stockand) Northup

Robert Lester Northup b. July 29, 1930; Pt Townsend, Washington m. Margaret Joan Mitchell (b. April 11, 1933; Estevan, Canada); August 9, 1957 in New Westminster, B.C., Canada
Helen Louise Northup b. August 13, 1941 m. James Beacraft (b. Dec 29, 1936) on Dec 17, 1960.

Children of Ruby (Anderson/Stockand) Northup

Donald Stockand b. ??
Merton Stockand b. ??
Thelma Stockand b. ??