Mayor of Seattle
and Occidental. My relative Lascelle Struve, wife of mayor Henry Struve|
Courtesy University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
My relative* Henry Struve was the mayor of Seattle between 1882 and 1884. Henry was a lawyer and politician who moved to Seattle with his family in 1879. (*Henry's wife, Lascelle Knighton Struve was the first cousin of my great-great-grandmother Josephine Martin Plymale. Both women were granddaughters of Zadock and Susannah Martin.)
Henry Struve was an influential citizen of Seattle and had many appointments, duties and activities that helped to shape the history of the city during its early years. Henry was quite interested in education and served as regent of the Territorial University (later University of Washington). Between 1884 and 1887, he was director of the public schools for Seattle.
|Effie Merriman Bellinger in 1887, a pioneer settler and |
business owner of Georgetown, Seattle
Photo courtesy Southern Oregon Historical Society
|from the 1973 Boeing Annual Report|
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|My great-great-great-uncle John Beek providing his input on why the Seattle|
baseball team (then the Seattle Turks) always seemed to lose their games.
From a June 4, 1908 edition of the Seattle Daily Times