Pioneer Families

Arrowhead Point’s

Arrowhead Point’s first homesteader was Reuben J. Crocker in 1888. The first Arrowhead home was built by Albert G. Shears. Today, the point is fully developed with winding streets and lakefront homes.
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018
Pioneer Families

The Anderson Family

The Andersons came to Kenmore from Deer Lodge, Montana in 1922 with children Ferne, Harry Jr., Leslie, Doris, Ruth, Dick, and an 11-month-old baby girl. They built a house on a five-acre logged-off “stump ranch” they bought on 73rd Avenue NE along Swamp Creek. The Andersons planted fruit trees and…
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018
Pioneer Families

Housewife Hangs Wash

This anonymous housewife hangs out her weekly wash conveniently near washtubs and a clothes-wringer outside her home on NE 166th Street. In the late 1930s, the Moorlands remained undeveloped and rural. Resident Adaline Good recalls the necessity of dealing with water supply, poor roads, access to schools, and family illnesses…
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018
Pioneer Families

John McMaster

John McMaster opened his sawmill and a shingle-making operation on the northeast shore of Lake Washington on January 1, 1901. He provided houses and services for his workers in what became Kenmore. McMaster was said to be a farsighted businessman who took a leadership role in community affairs and transportation…
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018
Pioneer Families

Telquist kids

Four of Francis (Frank) and Watey Telquist’s ten children, from left: Bill, Charlotte, Marian, and Maurice (Nick) on a sunny day in the 1920s. The small details are fascinating—the children all spiffed up, Maurice in his bare feet. And is that a bird perched on Maurice’s shoulder?
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018
Pioneer Families

Myrtle Niemeyer

Myrtle Niemeyer, wife of Ed Niemeyer, and the family pooch relax on the front porch of their home in Kenmore. According to family history, the young Renton-born Ed Niemeyer had returned from the Alaska gold rush and was running gambling games in the basement of the Old Northern Hotel on…
SuzanneG
January 29, 2018