Ja-Da Jing, Jing, Jing

Ja-Da Jing, Jing, Jing

In 1904 Anton Myre Anderson and his wife Josephine (Olson) arrived in Langley. Anton, a Norwegian immigrant, and Josephine, who came to the U.S. as an indentured servant from Sweden, had originally settled in Texas. Tragedy had struck the young couple as all three of...

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Clinton-born Medal of Honor recipient Arnold L. Bjorklund

Clinton-born Medal of Honor recipient Arnold L. Bjorklund

Arnold L. Bjorklund was born in a house near Deer Lake in 1918 and was later baptized at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Clinton. Although he only lived in Clinton, WA until the age of 4 or 5, South Whidbey can be proud to claim this WWII Medal of Honor recipient as a...

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Ester (Anderson) Moe

Ester (Anderson) Moe

Ester (Anderson) Moe came to Whidbey Island in 1906 as the one-year-old daughter of Bertine and Anders “Graveyard” Anderson, well known Langley pioneers. Bertine had emigrated from Norway, and Anders from Sweden. Her parents were living in Great Falls, Montana where...

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Grant Family

Grant Family

Grant Family of Bayview by Norma Grant Metcalf At the July 13, 2005 meeting of the South Whidbey Historical Society’s Board, Norma Grant Metcalf described her family’s history in the Bayview and Clinton areas of South Whidbey Island.  She reported that her family came...

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