This Month in Edmonds History: The news gets personal

Tribune-Review Building, Ray, Fanny & Ken Cloud in front, 1922
Tribune-Review Building, Ray, Fanny & Ken Cloud in front, 1922

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For April, we’ll revisit 1929.

This month we’ll take a look at the “Social and Personal” column printed in the April 26, 1929 issue of the Edmonds Tribune-Review. This includes the comings and goings of local residents, and each story—no more than one or two sentences—gives a snapshot of daily life at that time. Topics included residents’ travels, visitors, hobbies, and anything else worth mentioning:

Mrs. Cecil A. Rose is shipping her household goods to Los Angeles today, and will visit in Everett and Bellingham until the last of May. She plans to motor to California.

Dr. and Mrs. Schmidt entertained with a bridge party Saturday night. There were eight tables of bridge. Mrs. Podas won ladies’ first prize and Mr. P.E. Farr won men’s first prize.

Howard Dent had the misfortune to cut his hand very badly Monday. He was getting off the bus, and caught his hand on the ticket box. He was taken to Seattle, and an operation was performed on his hand.

A letter was received last week from Mr. Robt. Sanderson, Sr., now residing in San Diego, California, requesting the renewal of his subscription to the Tribune-Review.

Mrs. Dunbar is staying at home this week, trying to get the better of a severe cold and headache, which gives “W.H.” a chance to cook and eat what he please.  But he hopes she’ll soon come out of it.

Miss Anna Peterson enjoyed a “swim” at Luna Park, Sunday.

Norman Nelson started back to school again Wednesday after missing several days because of an abscessed ear. Norman deserves special mention for “sticking to his post” and performing his part in the Junior play last Friday evening when he was scarcely able to do so. By resting between acts he was able to do his bit.

The Get-Together club met Thursday at the home of Mrs. Henry Stuth.

Mr. and Mrs. Dahlin are the owners of a new Chevrolet coupe which they purchased last week.

The ranch of the late Ivie Milligan was sold recently by his heirs to a man, name yet unknown, who is interested in raising fancy stock. He is having the land plowed and has installed Chinese pheasants and Chinchilla rabbits. More later! This is one of the many improvements to our vicinity!

Caption:  Photograph 160.10, Tribune-Review Building, Ray, Fanny & Ken Cloud in front, 1922

  1. Thank you for a venture back in time. As a 3rd generation Edmonds resident, my grand parents came in 1926, I have a special interest in the history.

  2. I wonder if the picture of the Tribune building is the same building that was vacant for so long that had a sign “Fredrickson Reality” on it across from the post office. Thanks for this look back into Edmonds history Loooonnnng before i was born.

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