History of Seattle Municipal Railway's Division C, the streetcar line that once connected Burien with White Center and Seattle.
July 17, 2005
History of Seattle p 1116

Scott Percy Woodin, M. D.

Dr. Scott Percy Woodin, engaged in the practice of medicine at Seattle and also active as assistant physician at the County Hospital, was born in Jamestown, New York. February 7, 1862, a son of Samuel P. and Sarah Elizabeth (Clark) Woodin. His youthful days were devoted to the acquirement of an education in the public and high schools and following his graduation he secured a situation in a newspaper office, being connected with the reportorial department for a year. He afterward attended the University of Michigan and was graduated in medicine with the class of 1886. He then returned to his native city where he opened an office and continued an active follower of the profession for [twelve?] years. At the end of that period he came to the Pacific coast, settling first at San [Jose?] California, where he practiced until 1898. He then came to Seattle, where he continued in active professional work until 1900, when he went to Nome, Alaska, and devoted a [year in] mining. He then again came to Seattle and established his home and office in Georgetown, then a suburb of the city but now included within the corporation limits. He became the first health officer of Georgetown after its incorporation as a city and several times was reelected to that position. He is now filling the office of assistant physician at County Hospital.
On the 24th of November, 1904, in Georgetown, Washington, Dr. Woodin was [joined] in marriage to Imogene Ashley Huntsman, by whom he has one child, Diadama, who is a public school student. Mrs. Woodin is a representative of an old American family and is a direct descendant of the Hon. Thomas Ashley, who was born in Rochester. Massachusettes June 15, 1738. He became one of the early settlers of Vermont and took part in the Revolutionary war. He was one of the famous “Green Mountain Boys” and participated in the battle of Ticonderoga. He was also chosen a member of the legislature [seven?] times. Mrs. Woodin’s father was Thomas Hartness Ashley, of Savannah, Missouri. Mr. Woodin is also descended from an old American family as his mother was a member of the Webster family, which settled in what is now the state of Connecticut in 1636 and of which Noah Webster, the lexicographer, was a representative. The Doctor’s daughter, Diadama, represents eleven generations of Americans.

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