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The C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust, managed by the Seattle Foundation, awarded a $57,000 grant to the Quilcene Historical Museum. The award completed the capital campaign to purchase Worthington Park. Mr. Birkenfeld passed away in 2005 leaving his substantial estate to be distributed through grants made annually to deserving non-profit organizations for the purpose of […]
To the sound of trumpet fanfare from the Freddy Pink Band on Saturday night July 20, 2013, Mari Phillips, Quilcene Historical Museum Chairman, announced the successful conclusion of Phase I for Worthington Park in Quilcene, Washington. “It simply doesn’t get much better than this, Phillips remarked. Little under two years ago our Board embarked upon […]
Edgar’s Worthington’s wife, Mabel L. Robertson, was from from El Paso, Texas. She had a daughter, Minnie, who Edgar adopted. By 1910 the family lived in Seattle, where Minnie, who adopted the Worthington family name, attended Queen Anne High School. Later in life, Edgar and Mabel moved to Los Angeles for retirement to be near […]
Fuller Paint company distributed mirrors, paints, oils, window glass, brushes, varnishes, turpentine, glue, gold leaf, artists’ materials, throughout the western United States, and were pioneers in their product formulations and business efficacy. William Worthington, Sr. was in business with W.P. Fuller, who later established the Fuller Paint Company. A huge merger in 1868 made Whittier, […]
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, […]