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Catalog Number WF 3607
Caption CAHAIL, Margaret
Description This portrait is of Margaret Cahail as a child. She was born on September 25, 1923, in Anacortes to Earl and Alice Kellogg Cahail. Alice Kellogg Cahail was the granddaughter of one of the Puget Sound's most renowned pioneer physicians, Dr. John Coe Kellogg (1820-1901). Kellogg brought his family to Washington over the Oregon Trail in 1852, settling on Whidbey Island in 1854. His family's farm was on Admiralty Head, present-day site of Fort Casey. Known as the "Canoe Doctor," Kellogg treated the sick and injured throughout the northern Puget Sound region from Seattle to the Canadian border. [See A COMMON NEED, WHIDBEY GENERAL HOSPITAL AND THE HISTORY OF MEDICAL CARE ON WHIDBEY ISLAND, 1850-1900, by Theresa Trebon, in the Anacortes Museum library.] Kellogg's son, Albert, married Edith Dillion in 1881 and Alice was their first child; she was named for Albert's sister, Alice, who married Rolland Denny of Seattle, son of Seattle founder Arthur Denny. Alice grew up to become a school teacher who taught in many locations from Whidbey Island, to Concrete, and possibly Anacortes. She was also a writer who wrote THE LIFE OF DR. JOHN C. KELLOGG, SEA CAPTAINS OF WHIDBEY ISLAND, and contributed columns on local history to the ANACORTES AMERICAN in the early 1940s. Alice first married William Miller c. 1909; he was killed in 1913. One year later, her four-year-old son, Fred, died in a tragic accident in Coupeville. Alice remarried on July 16, 1917, to Earl Cahail in Mt. Vernon and they had two children, Earl and Margaret. They lived on Guemes Island. Alice and Earl are both buried at Sunnyside Cemetery, Coupeville. The University of Washington's Special Collections holds the Anacortes High School graduation speech given by Margaret Cahail in 1940. In it, she recounts the history of Anacortes, displaying a sensitivity for local history no doubt indoctrinated by her mother. Margaret married Arthur Lee of Stanwood on September 29, 1945.
Date 1930 c.
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects People
Place - Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People CAHAIL, Margaret
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms girl
Object Name Negative