Civil War Veterans Buried In Washington State - Wilbern McCollom

Wilbern Porter McCollom

Wilbern McCollom
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Wilbern P. “Porter” McCollom

8 Jul 1838
Fentress County, Tennessee, USA
28 Mar 1915 (aged 76)
RitzvilleAdams CountyWashingtonUSA Add to Map


Wilber P. McCollom, well known as "Porter" McCollom, died at the home of his son, Isaac N. McCollom, on Nob Hill Sunday afternoon, at the age of 76 years. Mr. McColloom was an old resident of Adams county, taking up a homestead near Ritzville nearly 30 years ago. He was a member of the Seventh Kansas volunteer infantry during the Civil War. Three sons, all living in Ritzville, survive him - W. D. McCollom, G. N. McCollom, deputy sheriff, and Isaac N. McCollom. One daughter, Samantha E. Stingley, of Ferris, Calif., also survives him.

The funeral was held at the I.N. McCollom home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Whitmore, and the remains were laid to rest in the Ritzille cemetery.

Wilbren Porter McCollom, son of Henry B. and Nancy McCollom, was born in Fentress, Tennessee, July 8, 1838; died March 28, 1915, aged 76 years, 8 months, and 20 days. He was one of a large family of children, of whom only two, Charles M. of Carthage Ill., and Irwin S. of Gorin Mo., survive him.

Washington State Journal April 1, 1915 Courtesy of Sue Gardner

His correct first name was Wilbern (according to Adams county historical records)


Buried at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery

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