|Catalog Number||WF 4723|
|Description||Charles Frederick "Fred" Stafford, Sr., married Madge Davis on June 6, 1917. Fred Stafford worked at the Curtis Wharf from c. 1917 - c. 1937. He and his family lived at 1107 9th Street. Fred was killed on Commercial Avenue in a freak accident on August 13, 1947. He was employed by Gilkey and Wright (engineers for the city of Anacortes) as a construction inspector and was investigating the paving of Commercial. While walking under the "skip", or chute, of a big cement mixer, it was accidentally lowered on him and he died of the injuries. His wife, Madge, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Anacortes Library Board, and the Anacortes Museum Board. She was extremely influential in the historic photo preservation project conducted by Wallie Funk through the ANACORTES AMERICAN in the early 1950s and did the background research and identification of many of the old photos collected by Funk. Fred and Madge were the parents of Charles Stafford who became the Supreme Court Justice of Washington State c. 1973.|
|Collection||Wallie Funk Collection|
Place - Anacortes, WA
|Credit line||Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection|
STAFFORD, Charles Frederick "Fred", Sr.