(Born: December 29, 1828 -
Died: January 28, 1898)
Born in Philadelphia. Sailed for the Northwest on Aug. 14, 1851, where
he became the deputy clerk to the collector of Puget Sound. He way, by
profession, a lawyer. He was an active member of the Freemasons. He
died at Tacoma, WA.
In the 1840s, he was an avid collector of autographs, particularly of
He married Elzira P. Gove on January 1, 1856.
He was mayor of Olympia, WA, 1859-1861. During 1865, he acted as
governor of the territory. He joined the Washington State Historical
Society in 1891, and served as its first president.
He was the author of
- History of the Pacific Northwest
Oregon and Washington ; embracing an account of the original
discoveries on the Pacific coast of North America, and a description of
the conquest, settlement and subjugation of the original territory of
Oregon, also interesting biographies of the earliest settlers and more
prominent men and women of the Pacific Northwest, including a
descripiton of the climate, soil, productions of Oregon and Washington,
Portland, OR: North Pacific History Co., 1889.