THE BIOGRAPHY PROJECT
WASHINGTON: NORTHWEST FRONTIER
1957


Edgar I. Stewart's "Washington, Northwest Frontier" was published in four volumes by Lewis Historical Publishing Company (1957). This resource can be found at the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society's LIBRARY.

An "AttaGirl with Chocolate Clusters" goes to SIGS member, Margaret Robe Summitt, who hunted down the SnoCo biographies in Stewart's work and provided the data for this page.


NAME
PAGE #
OCCUPATION
LOCALITY
BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
ANDERSON
O. Duncan

(vol-pg 4-557 )
Attorney

Everett

Born Anacortes WA 18 Dec 1892 , s/o C. J. ANDERSON and Jennie POTTS
graduated from Edmonds High School, WWI veteran, 1919 admitted to WA State Bar, 1923 to Everett
MARRIAGE - Bellingham 4 May 1918 to Mary BECKSTROM, d.o John and Christina BECKSTROM
CHILDREN - Frances Barnett and Ruth Harmon
Congregationalist, Elks, Masons
BAKER
Frank Kessler

(vol-pg 4-627 )
Lumberman

Everett

Born Fleming, Cayuga Co, NY 5 Jan 1861 , s/o Dr. Elijah P. BAKER and Elizabeth SPINGLER
1901 to Everett with Rice Lumber Co at Delta
MARRIAGE - Grand Rapids, MI Nov 1886 to Lynne EDIE, d/o Dr. J. O. EDIE and Laura GASKILL
CHILDREN - Elizabeth, b 7 Jan 1888, wife of Leroy CHRISTY; Katherine, b 17 Nov 1889, wife of W. G. HULBERT, d Dec 1954; Dorothy, b 1 Jan 1905, d Oct 1948
Republican, Masons
BEAUCHAMP
Alfred Herbert

(vol-pg 4-589 )
Real estate
insurance

Everett

Born Seattle 31 Dec 1907 , s/o Joseph BEAUCHAMP and Isabella SIMPIER
1946 opened real estate office in Everett
MARRIAGE - Everett 4 Jan 1929 to Mary LAMBERTON, died 14 May 1953
CHILDREN - Alfred Herbert, Jr, b 25 Jul 1930; Charles Linton, b 3 Feb 1933; Cherie Isabella, b 30 Jan 1943
Congregationalist, Elks
BEST
Robert Delprat

(vol-pg 4-479 )
Newspaperman

Everett

Born Everett 13 Jul 1909 , s/o James Burt BEST and Gertrude DELPRAT
1931 grad. from U of W, 1939 manager and publisher of The Everett Daily Herald
MARRIAGE - Phoenix, AZ 6 Jan 1941 to Jane BROESAMLE (of Phoenix), d/o Gilbert P. BROESAMLE and Beatrice BAST
CHILDREN - Melissa, b Everett 23 Mar 1944; Robert, b 18 Feb 1947
Episcopalian
BREKHUS
John

(vol-pg 4-589 )
Farmer

Silvana

Born Chicago, IL 11 Jan 1873 , s/o Sivert BREKHUS (b Norway, 10 May 1830, d Silvana 28 Sep 1906) and Louisa SHELSTAD (b Norway 2 Nov 1841, d Silvana 5 May 1915, 3 children)
1874 with family to Stanwood, 1903 bought farm near Silvana
MARRIAGE - 1 Aug 1903 to Agnes TOEN, born Norway, d/o Torkel TOEN and Bertha OLSON
CHILDREN - Sivert T, b 5 Sep 1904; Bertha L, b 4 Nov 1905; Albert J, b 26 Nov 1907; Andrew g, b 29 Sep 1909; Erling S, b 21 Sep 1913; Arthur L, b 10 apr 1916; Martha J, b 25 Mar 1921
CHASE
Edwin Beryl

(vol-pg 4-590 )
Physician

Everett

Born Lowell, WA 5 Dec 1908 , s/o Willie Eastman CHASE and Alice May HARMON
1938 established practice in Everett, WWII veteran
MARRIAGE - Port Orchard 18 Oct 1930 to Minnie Elizabeth LAYTON, d/o Vern Lawrence LAYTON and Elsie Delores FAUST
CHILDREN - Betty May, b 17 Aug 1931; Donald Edwin, b 4 May 1937; Donna Lee, b 24 Feb 1941; Lynn Elizabeth, b 28 Mar 1947
Congregationalist, Masons, Elks
COLEMAN
Clarence Joseph

(vol-pg 4-585 )
Attorney

Everett

Born Everett 6 Dec 1897 , s/o Joseph COLEMAN and Winifred BLAIR
1919 AB from U of W, 1922 admitted to WA State Bar
MARRIAGE - Everett 15 Nov 1932 to Margaret D. GWIN, d/o James GWIN and Virginia DOCKRY
CHILDREN - no information
Democrat, Catholic, Knights of Columbus
CULMBACK
George

(vol-pg 4-539 )
Whlsl groceries
Mayor

Everett

Born Jedsted, Denmark (no date) , s/o Knud and Kristiana CULMBACK
1905 to US (Everett), WWI veteran, 1927 el to State House of Representatives
MARRIAGE - Everett 18 Jun 1913 to Jennie BURK, d/o Frank and Emma BURK
CHILDREN - Iris Emmely FORSMAN, b 6 Apr 1922; Sam Burk, b 16 Nov 1931
Republican, Episcopalian, Masons, Elks, Eagles
DALTON
Robert Raymond

(vol-pg 4-631 )
Manager

Everett

Born Lawson, MO 1 May 1896 , s/o Robert L. DALTON and Effie M. SMITH
WWI veteran, 1930 district manager of Everett District of West Coast Telephone Co
MARRIAGE - Olympia, 17 Sep 1924 to Doris WILCOX, d/o Frederick C. WILCOX and Lila GLEIM
CHILDREN - Robert W, b 25 May 1934
Episcopalian, Elks
EBERT
Joseph William

(vol-pg 4-558 )
Physician

Everett

Born Brewster MN 19 Feb 1897 , s/o William A. EBERT and Theresa OPPERA
WWI veteran, 1921 M.D. from Creighton College, 1926 to Everett
MARRIAGE - (1) Omaha, NB 1 Sep 1920 to Eunice MANGRAN, died 5 Apr 1946, d/o J. A. and Julia MANGRAN
MARRIAGE - (2) Everett 31 Mar 1948 to Mary Ann WARREN, d/o Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. WARREN
CHILDREN - (1) Joseph William, Jr, b 2 Jul 1921; James Robert, b 24 Oct 1923, Maureeen Ann, b 1 Aug 1927; Thomas Francis, b 16 Jun 1920; Jane Theresa, b 5 Apr 1937
CHILDREN - (2) Charles Joseph, b 29 Dec 1952; Paul Joseph, b 21 Jun 1954
Catholic, Elks
FJARLIE
Ole

(vol-pg 4-607 )
Farmer

East Stanwood

Born 30 mi from Kristiansund, Norway 21 Sep 1871 , s/o Ole FHARLIE (d avt 1883) and Gertrude SKAR (d at age 90)
1890 to US (Utsalady), 1897 to East Stanwood, 1896 naturalized
MARRIAGE - 23 Jun 1906 to Bertha ANSNES, d/o Halvor ANSNES and Beret BRUSENTHHAUG
CHILDREN - Gudveic, b 24 Aug 1909, wife of Nick SUGAR; Harold, b 12 Feb 1914; Bernice, b 13 Dec 1915, wife of Paul STENE
Republican, Lutheran
GISSBERG
William Albert

(vol-pg 4-653 )
Attorney
State Senator

Everett

Born Everett 17 Sep 1922 , s/o Elmer Gustave GISSBERG and Esther LINDQUIST
WWII veteran, 1948 graduated from U of W, 1949 admitted to WA State Bar
MARRIAGE - Everett 30 Mar 1946 to Swedin SOLVIG, d/o Johanneris SOLVIG and Vega THUNELL
CHILDREN - Thomas, b 1 Jan 1947; Erica, b 30 Oct 1954
Democrat, Lutheran, Elks
GREEN
John A.

(vol-pg 4-557 )
Fisheries
banking

Everett

Born Killeen TX 4 Nov 1902 , s/o John A. GREEN and Grace JOHNSTON
1921 to Puget Sound Navigation Co, 1940 pres of Pacific American Fisheries
MARRIAGE - 1933 t Mona L. DUNAWAY, d/o Julian and Emma DUNAWAY
CHILDREN - John A. and Susan J.
Presbyterian, Masons
GUNDERSON
Arthur Henry

(vol-pg 4-555 )
Physician

Everett

Born Rolfe IA 9 Nov 1889 , s/o Charles L. GUNDERSON (b WI) and Dena CHRISTIANSON
1917 M.D. from Univ of IA, WWI veteran, 1921 to Everett
MARRIAGE - Everett 10 Jun 1928 to Edith a CATTLE, d/o Dr. Herbert CATTLE and Anna HALLELAND
CHILDREN - Charles A, b 18 Jun 1934; Mary, b 1 Oct 1936; Suzan G, b 9 Aug 1938
Republican, Presbyterian, Elks, Masons
GUNDERSON
Carl John

(vol-pg 4-614 )
"Father of
East Stanwood"

East Stanwood

Born Skudenes, Norway 30 Nov 1876 , s/o Hans GUNDERSON and Malina HOYNESS (1882 family to US)
1907 to East Stanwood
MARRIAGE - Mission Hill, Yankton Co, SD 6 Mar 1901 to Emma BRUGAT, d/o Jergen and Oline BRUGAT
CHILDREN - Olive, Esther, Dr. Harold J, and Dr. Clayton B.
Masons
HOLMSTROM
Thomas Carl

(vol-pg 4-559 )
Printer

Everett

Born Hayward WI 22 Mar 1897 , s/o Oscar and Jane HOLMSTROM
Apprentice for Everett Printing Co, 1944 bought business
MARRIAGE - Everett 6 May 1944 to Agness HARRISON, d/o Hans and Anne HARRISON
CHILDREN - Shirley Mae, b 31 Aug 1928, wife of Arthur MONSON of Everett; Judith Anne, b 1 Nov 1945
Presbyterian, Masons, Elks
HUNSAKER
Lloyd

(vol-pg 4-563 )
Real estate
insurance

Everett

Born nr Olympia 5 Nov 1874 , s/o Jacob HUNSAKER (b IL abt 1844, to WA 1845, to Everett 1892) and Elizabeth CHAMBERS ( nr Olympia 20 Nov 1854)
1916 joined father in real estate business in Everett
MARRIAGE - (1) Albuquerque, NM 25 May 1910 to Nellie Elona NASH, died 1911, d/o Fred NASH and Mary KANE
MARRIAGE - (2) 19 Nov 1942 to Mrs. Katherine E. WOODWARD, d/o T. H. WILKLIAMS and Elizabeth HIGGINSON
CHILDREN - (1) Mary and Elizabeth, born Albuquerque 5 Sep 1911
Republican, Episcopalian, Elks, Masons
JORDAN
Charles William

(vol-pg 3-341 )
Attorney

Everett

Born Natuna, Delta Co, MI 14 Jun 1890 , s/o John William JORDAN and Rachael Agnes SCHNARR
1909 grad from Everett HS, 1915 admitted to WA bar, WWI veteran
MARRIAGE - Everett 25 Dec 1917 to Mary Ann IFFRIG, d/o George J. IFFRIG and Mollie KNOBLAUGH
CHILDREN - Charles William, b 2 Feb 1919; John Edward, b 9 Mar 1923
Republican, Episcopalian, Elks, Eagles
KOSHER
Max

(vol-pg 4-558 )
Attorney

Everett

Born Everett 9 Oct 1921 , s/o Isaac KOSHER and Celia JACOBSON (both to Everett in 1908)
1942 graduated from U of W, WWII veteran, 1947 admitted to WA State Bar, 1947 practice in Everett
MARRIAGE - unmarried
Jewish, Eagles, Odd Fellows
KRAVIK
Knut Ernest

(vol-pg 4-556 )
Manufacturing

Everett

Born Everett 3 Aug 1905 , s/o Gjermund Herbranson KRAVIK (d 1928) and Anna Regina ENESTVEDT (both to Everett 1903)
1928 president of Pacific Grinding Wheel Co
MARRIAGE - (1) Everett 14 Jul 1929 to Muriel Rose BOYNTON, died 1945, d/o Horace Perry BOYNTON and May HUSBROOK
MARRIAGE - (2) 20 Jun 1951 to Sarah Miriam DAVIES, d.o Theodore V. DAVIES and Hanna JENSER
CHILDREN - (1) Marianne Joyee, b 5 Oct 1936 (adopted), wife of James LOCKHART
Episcopalian, Elks
NORWAY
Jud Alanson

(vol-pg 4-538 )
Banker

Everett

Born Merrill WI 25 Jan 1884 , s/o Charles Alanson NORWAY (b Wausau, WI) and Frances Flora KIMBALL (b Clover, WI)
To Everett ca 1900 as senior at Everett HS, 1902 with American National Bank of Everett, 1903 to First National Bank of Everett
MARRIAGE - Everett 14 Apr 1911 to Elizabeth GARTHLEY, d/o David N. GARTHLEY and Agnes BLACK (both from Dundee Scotland)
CHILDREN - David Charles, b Everett 14 Aug 1914, d by accident while serving with National Guard; William Jud, b 21 Jan 1916, WWII veteran, married, 2 ch Susan Ann and Sally Elizabeth
Republican, Presbyterian, Elks
SHERIDAN
Phillip Grealley

(vol-pg 4-555 )
Attorney

Everett

Born Everett 14 Aug 1912 , s/o Daniel P. SHERIDAN and Anne DIFFLEY
1937 grad from Gonzaga U,, 1937 admitted to WA State Bar, WWII veteran
MARRIAGE - Seattle 11 Sep 1943 to Evaline SHIELDS, d/o Charles SHIELDS and Ellen CUSHING
CHILDREN - Phillip, b 3 Dec 1944; Mary Patricia, b 5 Dec 1946
Democrat, Catholic, Knights of Columbus, Elks
SOLIE
Hans J.

(vol-pg 4-636 )
Contractor
developer

Everett

Born Mos, Norway 7 May 1880 , s/o Johan Larson SOLIE and Regina PETERSON (to US 1887, 10 children)
Built Everett Library, Stanwood High School, developed B and M Clairmont shopping center
MARRIAGE - Stanley, WI 28 Jun 1902 to Olga B. WEISNER, d/o Christian WEISNER and Thorine HENDRICKSON
CHILDREN - Helen, b 19 Aug 1903; Ruth, b 16 May 1904; Lydia, b 11 Jan 1906; Eugene, b 23 Aug 1908; Lloyd, b 16 Dec 1909; Evelyn, b 23 Apr 1911; Alice, b 9 Oct 1913; Chester, b 13 Sep 1915
Republican, Lutheran, Elks
STEWART
Edgar I.

(vol-pg 4-687 )
Educator
editor

Granite Falls

Born MI (no date) , (parents' names not given)
To WA (Granite Falls?) at age 3 mos, A.B. and M.A. from U of W, PhD from UC-Berkeley
MARRIAGE - no information
Editor of Washington: Northwest Frontier
STUCHELL
Edwin Wesley

(vol-pg 4-394 )
Lumberman
shipyard

Everett

Born Chehalis, WA 1893 , s/o Harry W. STUCHELL (b Plumville PA 1861, d 1944) and Mary Jane HUGHES (b 1871, d 1950)
1912 grad. from Everett High School, WWI veteran, 1918 joined father at Eclipse Mill
MARRIAGE - 1920 to Neva F. DENNEY
CHILDREN - Phyllis Jane, b 29 Jan 1921; Harry W. II, b 24 Apr 1924
Presbyterian, Elks, Masons
TAFT
William Rucker

(vol-pg 4-562 )
Broadcaster

Everett

Born Seattle 31 Jul 1910 , s/o Archie Gurley TAFT and Mildred Antoinette RUCKER
1942 to Everett as president of Everett Broadcasting Co
MARRIAGE - Olympia 7 Jul 1938 to Thelma Josephine SCHARS, d/o Harold F. SCHARS and Hazel FROST
CHILDREN - Norman Frederick, b 11 Mar 1941; William Rucker, Jr., b 14 Nov 1945
Episcopalian, Elks, Masons
WARNOCK
John Maurice

(vol-pg 4-650 )
Attorney

Everett

Born Everett 6 Oct 1912 , s/o Phil G. (b Canada, d Everett 1940) and Evalyn May (b KY) WARNOCK
WWII veteran, 1946 began practice of law in Everett
MARRIAGE - Coeur d'Alene, ID 12 Jan 1942 to Enola A. GRENFELL, d/o Richard and Agnes GRENFELL
CHILDREN - Phil, b 17 Jan 1944
Lutheran, Elks, Masons
WERNER
Edwin Leeman

(vol-pg 4-558 )
Real estate

Everett

Born Minneapolis MN 12 Nov 1894 , s/o August WERNER and Augusta CEMPF (to WA 1901, 7 children)
WWI veteran, 1918 Werner's Market in Everett, 1938 Werner Realty Co
MARRIAGE - Everett 10 Jun 1923 to Lily Sigis MUND
CHILDREN - Roger, born 1920, died 23 Mar 1955
Republican, Episcopalian, Elks
ZEMPEL
Arnold Ronald

(vol-pg 4-670 )
Attorney

Everett

Born Peshtigo, WI 7 Nov 1906 , s/o Henry and Bertha ZEMPEL
1938 began practice of law in Everett, 1952 became Justice of the Peace
MARRIAGE - Everett 1 May 1940 to Ann JOHNSON, d/o Axel and Karin JOHNSON
CHILDREN - no information
Lutheran, Elks, Eagles


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