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Notable Births & Deaths for West Seattle ...

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding West Seattle. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • Edmund Turney Allen
    • Aviation pioneer. He was born in Chicago (IL) on January 4, 1896 (a Saturday) and died in Seattle (WA) on February 18, 1943 (a Thursday) at the age of 47. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
    • Seattle is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<1>
  • Paul Gardner Allen
    • Businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Seattle (WA) on January 21, 1953 (a Wednesday) and died in Mercer Island (WA) on October 15, 2018 (a Monday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
    • Seattle is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of West Seattle.
    • Mercer Island is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<1>
  • Andy Holm Anderson
    • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bremerton (WA) on November 13, 1922 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on July 18, 1982 (a Sunday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
    • Bremerton is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of West Seattle.
    • Seattle is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<1>
  • John Archer
    • Born: Ralph Bowman
    • Actor. He was born in Osceola (NE) on May 8, 1915 (a Saturday) and died in Redmond (WA) on December 5, 1999 (a Sunday) at the age of 84.
    • Redmond is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<1>
  • Earl Averill
    • Full name: Howard Earl Averill
    • Major League Baseball. He was born in Snohomish (WA) on May 21, 1902 (a Wednesday) and died in Everett (WA) on August 16, 1983 (a Tueday) at the age of 81.
    • Snohomish is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of West Seattle.
    • Everett is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill<1>
  • Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.
    • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (OH) on September 9, 1931 (a Wednesday) and died in Tacoma (WA) on May 13, 2015 (a Wednesday) at the age of 83. We don't have any burial details.
    • Tacoma is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Douglas Averill, Jr.<1>
  • Bruce Harold Bennett
    • Born: Harold Brix
    • Actor. He was born in Tacoma (WA) on May 19, 1906 (a Saturday) and died in Santa Monica (CA) on February 24, 2007 (a Saturday) at the age of 100. The body was cremated.
    • Tacoma is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bruce Harold Bennett<1>
  • Bobby Brown
    • Professional baseball. He was born in Seattle (WA) on October 25, 1924 (a Saturday) and died in Fort Worth (TX) on March 25, 2021 (a Thursday) at the age of 96. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas).
    • Seattle is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Brown<1>
  • Carlos Bulosan
    • Writer, poet, activist. He was born in Binalonan (Philippines) on November 24, 1913 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on September 13, 1956 (a Thursday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (King County, Washington).
    • Seattle is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<1>
  • George Henry Burns
  • Octavia Estelle Butler
  • Ann Carter
  • Tom Catlin
    • Professional football. He was born in Ponca City (OK) on September 8, 1931 (a Tueday) and died in Seattle (WA) on June 7, 2008 (a Saturday) at the age of 76. We don't have any burial details.
    • Seattle is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin<1>
  • Carol Elaine Channing
    • Actress, singer, dancer, comedian. She was born in Seattle (WA) on January 31, 1921 (a Monday) and died in Rancho Mirage (CA) on January 15, 2019 (a Tueday) at the age of 98. The body was cremated.
    • Seattle is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<1>
  • Robert 'Bob' Chesnes
    • Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (CA) on May 6, 1921 (a Friday) and died in Everett (WA) on May 23, 1979 (a Wednesday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Snohomish County, Washington).
    • Everett is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bob' Chesnes<1>
  • William Meikle 'Billy' Christy
  • Kurt Cobain
    • Musician. He was born in Aberdeen (WA) on February 20, 1967 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on April 5, 1994 (a Tueday) at the age of 27. The body was cremated.
    • Seattle is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kurt Cobain<1>
  • Nancy Coleman
    • Actress. She was born in Everett (WA) on December 30, 1912 (a Monday) and died in Brockport (NY) on January 18, 2000 (a Tueday) at the age of 87. She is buried at Lakeview Cemetery (Monroe County, New York).
    • Everett is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nancy Coleman<1>
  • Douglas Croft
  • Bing Crosby
    • Singer, Oscar winning actor. He was born in Tacoma (WA) on May 3, 1903 (a Sunday) and died in Madrid (Spain) on October 14, 1977 (a Friday) at the age of 74.
    • Tacoma is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bing Crosby<1>
  • Cathryn Damon
    • Actress. She was born in Seattle (WA) on September 11, 1930 (a Thursday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on May 4, 1987 (a Monday) at the age of 56. She is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
    • Seattle is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of West Seattle.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cathryn Damon<1>

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<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.




 

 

 


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