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Catalog Number WF 3606
Caption CAHAIL, Earl - c. 1930
Description This portrait is of Earl Cahail as a child. He was born on July 12, 1921, 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. In a telephone interview with Earl Cahail on February 3, 1999, he related that he graduated from Anacortes High School in 1939 and became a successful media consultant. He was in charge of radio and television services for the University of Washington and later worked at the United Nations in New York City. He married Betty Jackman in July 1950. See Wallie Funk's photos of Cahail on Guemes Island in 1979 and 1988.
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, Earl
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms boy
Object Name Negative