Issaquah History Museums



Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt

Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt

By Julie Hunter Wilhelmina (Willa) Celeste Stevenson married John Jacob Eastlick on June 4, 1904, in a ceremony held at the Methodist Protestant Church in Seattle.  The Reverend T. S. Winey officiated, and May Eastlick and S. J. Beresford were the witnesses.  Both the...
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The Issaquah community:[2] By the time Willa and J.J. married, people had been moving into the Squak Valley from other parts of the United States, and directly from Europe, for forty years.  The community numbered about 700 in 1900, counting all ages, and some of...
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Issaquah Community Members, continued: Ruth L. Sylvester   August 6  —  Ruth was born in 1878, but the records conflict as to whether she was born in April or August.  She was Edith’s older sister.  She may or may not have come to Issaquah when her family moved...
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Willa Stevenson Eastlick’s Wedding Quilt, continued

Friends from other states: Willa had maintained contact with at least one family from her early days in Kansas.   When she was two, the Allen family lived very near the Stevensons on the edge of Jackson in Riley County, Kansas.  In the 1880 census,...
The Great Depression

The Great Depression

By Joan Newman Originally appeared in the Issaquah Reporter, December 2010 Much is heard these days about the Great Depression of the 1930s, and how it might compare to the present day. Over a cup of coffee recently, Donna Pedegana Arndt, a lifelong Issaquah resident,...