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Catalog Number WF 3409
Caption Fred G. Abbey
Description This is probably Fred G. Abbey. He was an integral part of the Anacortes community in the early 1900s. Born in Pelham, MA, on October 15, 1859, he came West at age 20, returned home, and then came West again. He arrived on Fidalgo Island in 1884 and homesteaded at present-day Alger shortly afterward. Around 1900 he moved to Anacortes with his family and worked in E. S. Cook's grocery store. He was the assistant postmaster in 1916 when the Washington State Postal Workers Convention was held in Anacortes. Abbey also served as city assessor, police judge, and keeper of the city's auto park. The 2-19-1925 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Abbey will direct auto park.... Mrs. Peter Hansen, chairman of the auto park committee of the Anacortes Women's Improvement Club announced the club had secured the auto park for two more years and Fred G. Abbey will take charge of it this year." The 1929 city directory listed Fred and Abi Abbey at 608 34th; he was listed as justice of the peace.
Date 1930s c.
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People ABBEY, Fred G.
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms grocery
Assistant Postmaster
police judge
auto park
Object Name Print, Photographic