South Whidbey People and Families
The individual and family profiles contained in this section are largely from Lorna Cherry’s three-volume set of South Whidbey History books which are available for sale in our Museum and online.
We are currently working at building out this section, making corrections and adding photos. Please check back next week when we plan to have this completed.
Click on the Alphabetical Listing Below to Access Links of the Bios
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Highlighted Notable South Whidbey People
Warren was honored as a tribal elder by the S’Kallam tribe. His family roots go back to the earliest written history of Whidbey Island.His great-grandmother, Emily Lowe Madsen, was a full S’Klallam tribal member from Sequim. She was married to Christian...
As South Whidbey developed, small stores and mercantiles dotted the coastline at Langley, Bush Point, old Clinton, Possession Point, Glendale, Maxwelton, Holmes Harbor and Austin (off Mutiny Bay). Later, as roads were developed, additional stores...
Think you have a tough commute? Consider the weekly one Miss Julia Mackie had in 1914.After graduating high school in Everett, Julia was hired as a teacher in a logging camp near present day Honeymoon Bay.It was a large Pope and Talbot logging camp (later...
Found this fascinating article in our archives about Omer Porter, which was written by John Watkins and which appeared in the South Whidbey Record on October 7, 1980. It gives a glimpse into what life was like on South Whidbey around the turn of the last century....
Another article from our recent newsletter: WARREN FARMER: Bush Point’s Native Son Honored as a Tribal Elder Charles “Warren” Farmer was honored as a tribal elder by the S’Kallam tribe at the Seven Cedars Resort outside of Sequim last March. Farmer’s family roots go...
A Bridge Between Two Worlds: Chief William Shelton His Story Poles and Enduring Legacy Few Whidbey Islanders know of William Shelton. He was the last hereditary chief of the Snohomish Tribe and was born at Brown’s Point (now Sandy Point) on Whidbey Island in 1868. The...
Looking for a homemade Christmas candy recipe? You may want to make this recipe (below) for caramels by one of South Whidbey Good Cheer's founders, Hanna "Tommy" Double. The recipe is from the original Good Cheer cookbook produced in the 1960's as a fundraiser. Tommy...
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...