History

Remembering Remarkable Women of Washington–Happy Women’s History Month

“Women now wield considerable power along political lines and I believe each succeeding year for some time to come will find them wielding that power more effectively.” –The Honorable Bertha Knight Landes, First Woman Elected Mayor of Seattle   Because it is Women’s History Month, we’d like to introduce you…

Read More »

Evergreen Washelli Celebrates Black History Month

Evergreen Washelli hosted a delightful programme on February 18 in honor of Black History Month. Pastor Leslie Braxton of the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship received our Special Recognition Award for all his good works in the Community. Pastor Pamela South, (r),  accepting the Special Recognition Award  on Pastor Leslie Braxton’s…

Read More »

Meet the Locals: Clinton S. Harley

Clinton S. Harley (1878—1966) was the founder and chairman of Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park Company, he also served as a politician in the House of Representatives and the State Senate. Clinton established the Tenakee Fisheries Company, one of the early Alaskan salmon canneries, during World War I. In 1919, he…

Read More »

Meet the Locals: Thomas Burke

Thomas Burke was an early Seattle lawyer, businessman, and civic activist who was instrumental in shaping much of the Seattle area. In addition to serving on the bench and starting his own railroad, Burke supported higher education and was very involved in developing our school system. Judge Burke also had…

Read More »

Meet the Locals: George Washington Carmack

George Washington Carmack (9/24/1860 – 6/5/1922) Carmack reportedly started the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896 after spotting a gold nugget while fishing. George Carmack, whose father was a Forty-Niner, was born on September 24, 1860, in Contra Costa County, California. An orphan since age 11, he joined the United States…

Read More »

Meet the Locals: Louisa Denny

Louisa “Liza” Boren Denny (6/1/1827 – 8/18/1916) was a young Seattle pioneer who saved several of Seattle’s earliest settlers from certain death. Louisa Boren was born on June 1, 1827, in White County, Illinois, to Richard and Sarah Boren. Her father, a young Baptist minister, died when she was an…

Read More »

Edmond S. Meany Memorial Pool

Take a stroll through the cemetery and visit Edmond S. Meany Memorial Pool, portrait medallion created by sculptor James Wehn in honor of Edmond Meany, WA State Legislator and professor of Botany and History at the University of Washington. Located in Washelli Cemetery.             

Read More »

Meet the Locals: Frances Willard

Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (September 28, 1839 – February 17, 1898) was once considered to be the most influential and famous woman in America. Frances Willard was born in Churchville, New York, to Josiah and Mary Willard. Both of her parents were educators, and soon after her birth, they moved…

Read More »

Welcoming May

The month of May is significant for many reasons. It is the month when we celebrate mothers (May 14), remember missing children (May 25), even celebrate Coquille St. Jacques (May 16).  Here at Evergreen Washelli, May is the busiest month of the year, because this is the month we dedicate to…

Read More »