Millard Fillmore Hamilton came to Quilcene in the 1880’s. With his business partner Squire McArdle, he platted the original Quilcene townsite. Legend has it that Mr. Hamilton purchased 80 acres from the Native American widow of Joe White in 1883, for the going market rate of $1/acre. On a portion of that gently sloping riverside […]
William was an immigrant from the village of Cheadle, England (south of Manchester). He became a successful businessman in the painting industry in San Francisco. William and Ellen Jenner were married in 1861. Together they had three sons, William Jenner (“WJ”), Edgar Kirk, and Albert Isaac Worthington.
Pioneer Businessman in Quilcene and Seattle, WA Edgar Kirk Worthington was born in 1868, the third son of William and Ellen Jenner Worthington in San Francisco, California. Edgar (“Ed”) actually attended and graduated from the University of Washington instead of attending high school. That was an option for students at that time, as the U of […]
William’s family has lived in the Quilcene Worthington home since 1907. Two daughters and 6 sons lived in the home and attended Quilcene Schools. All graduated from QHS and attended College or University. Oldest adult son Robert attended the University of Washington and Yale.
From: Jennifer Jackson’s Port Townsend Neighbor Column, Peninsula Daily News WHEN MARI PHILLIPS was 7 years old, it was a special treat to be invited to play at Ellen Worthington’s house in Quilcene. After being dropped off at the front gate, Mari would walk down the path to the front door. Admitted to the hall, […]