History of Seattle Municipal Railway's Division C, the streetcar line that once connected Burien with White Center and Seattle.
July 17, 2005
Sketches of Washingtonians


Real estate and insurance; born in Clark’s Hill, md., Dec. 28, 1835; educated at Farmer’s Institute, Quaker School, near LaFayette, md. Removed to California, arriving at Downieville, Aug. 25, 1854, and in March, 1856, entered Aulthouse Creek Mines in southern Oregon. Left the mines in 1859 and engaged as a clerk in a general merchandise store at Sailors’ Diggings, now Waldo, Ore.; served in the Union Army as a member of Company F, First Oregon Cavalry, and as captain of Company A, First Oregon Cavalry; was also major First Oregon Infantry, in command Fort Klamath. In 1869 he was appointed postmaster of Canyon City, which position he held until 1874; served as Indian agent at Malheur, Ore., 1876-82, and in 1882 removed to Seattle and established in the grocery business, and also engaged in real estate. Member of the City Council from the First Ward in 1884-85, and from 1898-1904; elected state senator at first state election, and later served as commissioner of public works. Member of the Masonic fraternity. Residence: 2203 Fifth Ave. Business address: 1109 Alaska Bldg., Seattle.

Posted by Rob Ketcherside at July 17, 2005 3:58 PM
Lost Seattle
Check out my book Lost Seattle for more explorations of history and urbanism.
These pages are an archive. For my new content, visit ba-kground.com.
Copyright Rob Ketcherside; contact roket swirly gwu.edu