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Catalog Number WF 0782
Caption Burdon family and friends
Description Photo of fifteen young men and women, members and friends of the Burdon family. Standing in rear, at far left side with large mustache, is Thomas Lancelot "Lance" Burdon (1868-1916), who became an accomplished photographer. To the right of Lance Burdon is an unknown woman, then Lance's sister, Alice Burdon Soule, unknown man, then Lance and Alice's sister, Effie Burdon Gillespie, Theodore Saxrude at far right. Saxrud came to Anacortes in 1888 to make a survey of the railroad from Anacortes to Hamilton; he was the head chainman for the Oregon Improvement Company. See the 5-12-1926, ANACORTES AMERICAN, Anacortes Biographies. Saxrude and his sister, Lena, were frequent guests of the Burdon family; Lena Saxrude may be one of the women in this photo. The 8-17-1893, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "The next party of campers to leave this city will start for East Sound, Orcas Island, next Saturday and will remain in camp ten days. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Burdon, Misses Allie, Effie and Minnie Burdon, Messers Harry and Lance Burdon of Fidalgo, and ...Theo Saxrude." By 1899 Saxrude had married Josephine Klement, the daughter of Elizabeth Klement who ran a boarding house in Anacortes; see WF 0112. Elizabeth Klement's other daughter, Lizzie, had married B. F. McCracken and died young in 1899. Lizzie and B. F. McCracken were the parents of Will McCracken, the grandparents of noted sculptor Phil McCracken. Saxrude later served as road inspector for the city of Anacortes. See WF 0257. Harry Rickaby, is also in this photo, seated in the middle of the center row. Rickaby, 1868-1945 (see WF 4553), was a first cousin on Lance, Effie and Alice Burdon, as well as a master boat builder, operator of the Guemes ferry, and harbor master in the early 1900s. The woman sitting next to Rickaby, the second from right, is Dr. Minnie Burdon, another sister of Lance, Effie and Alice (Allie) Burdon, who became a well-known woman's physician in Seattle. In the front row, second from right, is Anacortes attorney William V. Wells; see WF 0756 for more information on Wells. At far right in front row is Nellie Dodson Stevenson. For more information on the Burdons, see WF 0559, 0560.
Date 1891 c.
Photographer EWING, David B.
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA

Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People BURDON, Minnie Bell(e), Dr.
BURDON, Thomas Lancelot "Lance"
BURDON, William Henry "W.H."
GILLESPIE, Maude Everline "Effie" BURDON
BURDON, Maude Everline "Effie" [GILLESPIE]
KLEMENT, Elizabeth
KLEMENT, Josephine
KLEMENT, Lizzie (daughter)
McCRACKEN, Benjamin Franklin "B. F." "Frank"
McCRACKEN, Philip "Phil"
McCRACKEN, William "Bill" "Willie" "Will" Sr.
RICKABY, Harry, Capt.
SAXRUD, Theodore "Theo "
SOULE, Alice "Allie" BURDON
STEVENSON, Nellie Dodson
WELLS, William Virgil, Sr., Mayor/Attorney
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms photographer
women's physician
railroad surveyor
Oregon Improvement Company
boarding house
road inspector
boat builder
Guemes ferry operator
Object Name Print, Photographic