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He remained in the cty comptrollers office f"^"" '9 ' issto in which capacity he is now
was called to the position of secretary "V'^'ld^ Jp in'the d velopment of Seattle's
serving. He has taken a most prominent and helpful part in ^he "^^ P

parks, playgrounds and boulevards and has J^'-^^ ';^;;f^f;/J;": Tfrnany other cities
Lmmercial, civic and ^Hu^^ -^^^ atier te" c'^nsul^tS Itudying these questions
in the state and a number of eabtern cities. pleasure and the beauty to be every possible standpoint looking ^ f^^ J^ * J 7::mulated plans that have
^dorrch^San;^ sL^tlkToili's^^lUT L same time add to the pleasure of her
""'on the ,5th of November, :9o8, Mr. CotteriU was married, in Seattle, to Miss Iva


Irene Hammond, a daughter of J. M. Hammond, and they have one son, Ronald Hammond
Mr. Cottenll holds membership in the Congregational church and is also identified with
the Masons, the Odd Fellows, the Elks and the United Workmen. In politics he is a
progressive republican, active among the young men of the party, while for two years he
served as treasurer of the Young Men's Republican Club. He is a trustee of the Seattle
Commercial Club, in which connection he is doing much to further the municipal welfare
and extend the business connections of the city. He naturally concentrates his efforts
most largely upon his duties in conection with the park board and that he enjoys a well
established reputation for his efforts in that direction is indicated in the fact that he has
been chosen as the national secretary of the American Association of Park Superintend-



Joseph Malcolm Clapp, who has been identified with many important civil engineering
projects, devoting his entire life to professional duties since his graduation from the
Royal Military College at Kingston, Canada, as civil and military engineer, was born at
Milford, Prince Edward county, Ontario, November 2, 1866. He is a descendant in the
eleventh generation of an ancestor whose name is unknown but who was a resident of
Devon county, England, and was the father of Richard Clapp, whose son George Gilson
and his four brothers, Thomas, Nicholas, Rodger and Edward, came to America between
the years 1630 and 1640. During the same decade his wife crossed the Atlantic and their
marriage was blessed by one child, born in South Carolina. George Gilson was the direct
ancestor of Joseph Malcolm Clapp in the third generation, from whom the line is traced
down through John, John, Elias and Joseph. The last named wedded Mercy Carpenter
and they had six children, Elias, Nathaniel, Joseph, Benjamin, James and Henry. Of this
family, Joseph Clapp, the direct ancestor in the eighth generation, had eight children,
Sarah, Phillip, Catherine, Patience, James, George, Samuel and Joseph. Of these James
married Jane Sproule and they were the grandparents of Joseph Malcolm Clapp. In
their family were the following children: Joseph, John, Robert, William H., Jane and
Samuel. The third of these, Robert Clapp, married Nancy Fegan and their children were
Philena, Annie Jane, John, Eliza, Joseph Malcolm, Harry and Robert M. The father was
United States consular agent at Picton, Ontario, from 1866 until 1888. Counselor at law,
he also served as warden of the county and was county leader of the conservative party
for many years. He proved a capable public official, one who enjoyed the highest regard
and esteem of those who lived in his locality. Two families of the Clapps came to
America in the seventeenth century and all settled in New England save Dr. George Gil-
son Clapp, who first took up his abode in North or South Carolina and afterward settled
in Dutchess county. New York.

Joseph Malcolm Clapp, pursuing his education in the Royal Military College at Kings-
ton, Canada, completed a course in civil and military engineering by graduation with the
■ class of June 27, 1887. He refused a commission in the Royal Artillery Infantry and Cav-
alry and accepted a position as rodman in the location and construction of the San
Gabriel Rapid Transit Railway in Los Angeles, California, being thus employed from
November, 1887, until February, 1888. From the latter date until May, 1889, he was
engaged as topographer, leveler, transit man and chainman with the Southern Pacific Rail-
way Company in California, working under William Hood and also on the central irriga-
tion district in the Sacramento valley. In May, 1889, he was appointed an instrument man
in connection with the United States engineering department and assisted in the survey
of the Oregon coast harbors. In August of that year he received the appointment of
United States assistant engineer and was the principal assistant engineer of the Seattle
district from May, 1896, until February, 191 1, when he resigned to go into business on
his own account. He assisted in making the designs in the construction work of the jet-
ties at Gray's Harbor, Washington, in the design and improvement of Willapa Harbor,
Everett Harbor, Bellingham Harbor, harbors in Montana and Idaho, including those on
the Upper Columbia, Snake and Clear Water rivers. He had charge of the survey for




the wagon road between the Gulf of Alaska and the Yukon river for the United States
government and designed the harbor for Katalla, Alaska. His work has ever been of a
most important character involving a clear understanding of broad scientific principles
as well as of the phases of practical workmanship. He promoted, located and sold to the
Union Pacific Railway the Gray's Harbor & Puget Sound Railway from Hoquiam, Wash-
ington to Centralia, and the line now carries the cars of the Oregon-Washington Railway
& Navigation Company and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company to
Gray's Harbor. For about twenty-one years he served as assistant to the United States
engineer at either Portland, Oregon, or Seattle, Washington, while the defenses of Puget
Sound were being surveyed and constructed. He was chief engineer of waterway district
No. I of King county, during which time he had charge of all surveys, design and location
of the ship canal up the Duwamish valley at Seattle. He has been practicing as a con-
sulting and contracting civil engineer since 191 1 and his business has become most exten-
sive and of a most important character.

On the 27th of December, 1892, Mr. Clapp was married at Pendleton, Oregon, to
Miss Helen A. Smith, a daughter of S. A. and Sarah (Grubbe) Smith, and to them was
born one child, Helen Cameron, whose natal day was June 16, 1897. Mr. Clapp was mar-
ried again at Picton, Ontario, January 27, 1913, to Miss Alice M. Phillips, a daughter
of Thomas and Mary (Walker) Phillips.

Their religious faith is that of the Episcopal church and m politics Mr. Clapp is a
consistent republican, believing in tariff for protection to American manufacturers and
labor against foreign made goods by cheap foreign labor and has lent his efforts to that
end by voting the straight republican ticket. Fraternally he is connected with the Masons,
is a member of the blue lodge, the Scottish Rite and the Mystic Shrine, and he is also con-
nected with the Woodmen of the World and the Brotherhood of Ainencan \eomen, and
is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. In club circles, too, he is well
known holding membership with the Arctic, Commercial, Canadian and Republican
Clubs of Seattle He finds time for social interests and recreation which maintain the
even balance of life and is as well a most busy man in his profession, m which he has
made steady advancement, working his way upward through his own powers and ability,
his experience and study continually bringing him wider knowledge and greater eftc.ency.
The nature of the projects with which he has been identified indicate most clearly his high
professional standing.


H R Clise an attorney of Seattle and one whose public service as well as his profes-
sional 'activity lias been of the utmost value to the city, now maintains offices at No. 405
New York building. He was born at EUenboro, Wisconsin, November .0. 1859. a son of
Samuel F and Nancv (McKen^ie) Clise, of that place. He pursued his early education
in the public schools "of his native town and afterward took the -^^^-^-"^ „7«^„ '" , J^
University of Wisconsin, from which he was graduated with the class of 883^ He then
removed to Denver, Colorado, and entered upon the study of law there. In that city he
was admitted to the bar and continued in practice until he came to Seattle in October,
1889. Almost immediately he came into prominence as a representative ot the Profession
here and during the financial crisis of 1893 and 1894 acted as legal adviser m all but one
of he prominent bank failure cases of this city. Among those of which he took charge
were the Washington Savings Bank, the Seattle Savings Bank and the North End Savmgs
Bank He also specialized on interpreting public utility franchises, such as the charters
of gas companies, railways, etc. He is recognized as an authority upon corporation law
and hs practice has been not only extensive but also of a most important character

Always a republican, Mr. Clise early became active in shaping the PoUc.esoi^^s
nart; in this city He served as alderman from ward 8 during the years 1894 and 1895
St Is he who conceived the plan and introduced into the city council the b.U au onz-
ing the city to contract for and build the Cedar river waterworks. At the time the city


was bonded to the limit but Mr. Clise discovered a decision of the supreme court that gave
the right to bond any certain improvement contemplated, so that instead of the bonds being
issued against the city as a whole, they were issued against the water system. This was the
first time Seattle learned of this right. Today the Cedar river water system supplies the
entire city and is considered to be one of the best in the country. Mr. Clise deserves great
praise in this matter, as at that time the city was so deeply in debt that it was impossible
to dispose of a bond issued to cover the cost of a badly needed water supply. A private
company was striving to obtain the franchise and few citizens had hoped that it would
be possible for the cit>- to own its own system. This was the only office Mr. Clise ever
filled or desired and since that time he has not been active in politics.

On the 15th of July. i88j, Mr. Clise was united in marriage to Miss Ella Durgin, a
daughter of Trueworthy and Ann Eliza (Soule) Durgin, of Burlington, Wisconsin. By
this marriage were born a daughter and son: Marguerite, now the wife of Lieutenant M.
F. Draemel, U. S. X. ; and Francis D., now a student in the law department of the Univer-
sity of Washington at Seattle. Mr. Clise and his family attended St. Paul's Episcopal
church and he was serving as one of its vestrymen when the ground was purchased and
the church was erected. He holds membership in the Rainier, Seattle Athletic, .Arctic and
Golf Clubs of Seattle but prefers the pleasures of home life and the association of his
friends at his own fireside to the entertainment offered bv the clubs.


J. W. and W. J. Kahle have been prominently identified with Seattle's commercial and
industrial growth. They first arrived in this city in 1883 and since 1890 have been perma-
nent residents. They took over the business of the Crescent Manufacturing Company in
1896, J. W. Kahle becoming president and W. J. Kahle secretary and treasurer. Both
have been active factors in the business life of the city since that time and have eagerly
and liberally supported all movements and enterprises tending to advance the interests
of the municipality and promote its growth.

The business of the Crescent Manufacturing Company has developed rapidly under
their direction and the firm name is now a familiar one through the length and breadth
of the land. They are exporters and importers of coffees, teas and spices and are the
originators and manufacturers of Mapeline, which is a leading product with a national
and international distribution. They are also the manufacturers of the well known Cres-
cent baking powder. They have met most fierce and bitter competition from the old estab-
lished baking powder trusts, but in the face of this their patronage is demanding a constant
increase in their output and tlieir trade already extends over a large territory.


-Auzias de Turenne (Raymond), a banker of Seattle, was born at (jrenohle, France,
in 1861. a son of Leon and Marguerite .Auzias de Turenne. He comes of the oldest nobil-
ity in France, being a direct descendant of Bernard d'Alzias de Tresques of the Chateau
de Tresques, Languedoc, France. 1313, and of Jean .Auzias de Turenne (dc Soursac) 1530.
His great-grandfather was administrator of the department of La Drome during the
French revolution and his grandfather was Batonnier de I'Ordre des avocats in Grenoble
and decorated de I'Ordre du lis. He was born in 1800 and lived to the year 1888.

R. Auzias de Turenne was educated at Toulouse and in the University of Grenoble,
France, from which he was graduated with the B. E. L. degree in 1882. Attracted by the
opportunities of the new world, he became a mining engineer in the Black Hills, having
arrived in Dakota territory in the year 1885. His business connections have always been
of an important character. In 1S87 he was president of the Percheron & Arabian Import-
ing Horse Company of Dakota territory. In 1893 be was made honorary commissioner


for the province of Quebec to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and in 1898
he became French consular agent in the Yukon territory, occupying that position until
igoi. While residing in the Yukon territory he was a trustee of the public library at Daw-
son City. Since 1905 he has been a resident of Seattle and is president of the Yukon
Investment Company and vice president of the Bank for Savings in Seattle. He has writ-
ten several works on the Klondike and the United States, published by Caiman Levy of
Paris, and one of which was crowned by the French Academy in 1893. He received the
French decoration of "Officier d'Academie" in 1902, which establishes beyond doubt his
literary ability and high scholarly attainments.

In 1890, in Montreal, Canada, Mr. R. Auzias de Turenne was married to Mane
Suzanne, daughter of Hon. Louis Trottier de Beaubien, ex-minister of agriculture of
Canada 'whose wife is a relative of Captain Malcolm Eraser, of Quebec, grandfather of
Dr John McLoughlin, "the father of Oregon." The children of this marriage are
Aimar, Marguerite, Amaury and Leon. The religious faith of the family is that ot the
Catholic church. Mr. R. Auzias de Turenne's military record covers service as a lieuten-
ant in the French army. He is a member of the Good Roads Association and is interested
in many public projects and movements which affect the welfare of the land of his birth
and the land of his adoption. Something of the nature and breadth of his interests is
indicated in the fact that he holds membership in the American Institute of Mining
En-'ineers the Canadian Mining Institute, the Societe de Geographic of Paris, France, the
National Geographic Society of Washington, the Alliance Fran?aise, the Alliance Nationale.
the Arctic Brothers and the Yukon Order of Pioneers. He is very proud to live in the
state of Washington, once within the boundaries of old Oregon, which becomes a part
of the United States due in great measure to the predominating influence and votes of
two Frenchmen in the provisional government of Oregon at Champoeg, May 2, 1843, thus
reaffirming the common ties sealed in blood for the conquest of liberty by France and
America from 1776 to 1781. He is acquainted with the natural resources of America, with
its political sociological and economic conditions, as demonstrated in his writings, and his
understanding of many important international problems enables h.m to speak with
authority upon questions under discussion.


Dr Everett O Jones, physician and surgeon of Seattle, was born in Fulton county.

Ohio June 25, 1872. His father. Dr. Philo E. Jones, was also a native of the Buckeye

state' and was of Welsh descent. Having determined to make the practice of medicine

his life work he was graduated from the Ohio Medical College and afterward followed

his profession. He wedded Mary Noble, also a native of Ohio, and they became the

parents of f^ve children. Dr. Everett O. Jones, their first born, acquired a public and

hioh-school education at Red Wing, Minnesota, where the days of his boyhood and youth

were oassed under the parental roof. His more specifically literary training was received

in the University of Indiana, from which he was graduated with the Bachelor of Arts

degree in 1890. He then took up the study of medicme and completed a course in the

University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1893. During the following year he served

as an interne in St. Marks' Hospital at Salt Lake City, Utah, after which he entered upon

pivate practice there, so continuing until 1905. He then went abroad for post-graduate

work which he followed at Vienna, spending two years under the instruction of some of

he most eminent physicians and surgeons of the old world and gaimng much valuable

knowTdge and exper ence in attending clinics. He then returned to his native land and

made his way to Seattle, where he entered upon the active work o the profession g.vmg

Te gr a e part of his time and attention to general surgery. He has had ^pecal training

a onl hat line and his study, investigation and experience have made him one of the mos

skTled and able surgeons of the northwest. He belongs to the King County Medical

Socetv the S t a e Medical Society and the American Medical Association also the Western

1 Sal Asso ion. the North Pacific Surgical Association, and is a fellow of the Amer-


ican College of Surgeons. He is likewise a member of the United States Army Medical
Reserve Corps.

In June, 1897, in Salt Lake City, Dr. Jones was joined in wedlock to Miss Marie F.
Fredericks, a native of Salt Lake City. Her parents were early settlers of Utah. Dr.
Jones is well known in Masonic circles and exemplifies in his life the beneficent spirit of
the craft. He belongs to the Arctic Club, to the Commercial Club and to the College Club
and finds pleasant associations in these relations. He has gained a wide acquaintance in
Seattle since his arrival here in the fall of 1907 and he enjoys not only the high regard
of those whom he meets socially but also the warm esteem of his colleagues and con-
temporaries in the profession. He has a very successful practice and there is no one
more careful to conform his professional service to the highest ethical standards.


The ancestry of the Hulbert family is traced back to Scotland, the name Hulbert being
derived from Whirlbot. In the early days the highland Scotch chiefs fought with a
weapon called the whil hot, a bot which was whirled when thrown at the enemy. His
ancestors became so proficient and their skill so great with that weapon that they were
called the whirl bots, and in the later centuries the name has been corrupted and clianged
until it is the Hulbert of today. Representatives of the name in remote generations came
to America during colonial days and at the time of the Revolutionary war members of
the family served in the war for independence, so that Robert A. Hulbert is eligible to
membership in the Sons of the Revolution. His parents were Ansel and Lucinda (Cottle)
Hulbert. who crossed the plains with an emigrant train and were forced to fight the
Indians when en route. They -were among the earliest settlers of Seattle and the Sound
country, the father having been one of the pioneer lumbermen of the northwest.

Their son, Robert A. Hulbert, born in Seattle, March 10, 1864, pursued his education
in the public and private schools and in Washington University. Starting in the business
world he was first associated with his father in the lumber trade and is still interested in
lumber. He gained a wide business experience with his father and learned to deal with
all classes of men, this giving him a broad outlook of life and a comprehensive under-
standing of men and their motives. He turned from the lumber trade, however, to the pro-
fession of law and after preparing for the bar began practice in Everett. His clientage,
however, steadily extended over the state and grew to such proportions in Seattle that he
returned to his native city, where he is now practicing as a member of the firm of Bal-
linger. Battle, Hulbert & Shorts. They engage in general law practice and represent some
of the largest corporations of the northwest, their clientage being very extensive and of a
most important character. Mr. Hulbert is still interested in real estate and in the lumber
industry, having holdings in both throughout Washington but he is first and last a lawyer,
enamored of his profession and giving to his clients the benefit of great talent, unwearied
industry and rare learning. Nevertheless, he does not forget that there are certain things
due to the court, to his own self respect and above all, to justice and a righteous admin-
istration of the law which neither' the zeal of an advocate nor the pleasure of success
permits him to disregard.

On the 30th of June, 1906, Mr. Hulbert was married to Miss Margaret Gooch, who is
of English parentage. He has two daughters by a former marriage ; Airs. Vivian Wayne
Murray, of Ellensburg; and Mildred, at home. In politics he is a republican but is inter-
ested in politics only as it affects city, state and country, having no ambition for public
office. The only political position that he has ever filled was that of county clerk of
Snohomish county, in which capacity he served for two terms. Fraternally he is an Elk,
a Knight of Pythias and an Odd Fellow and he is prominent in various relationships, hold-
ing membership in the Rainier and Seattle Golf and Country Clubs, the Cascade Club of
Everett, the Automobile Club and the Native Sons of Washington. He is likewise a mem-
ber of the Chamber of Commerce and in sympathy with its purposes and plans for the
improvement and upbuilding of the city, while along strictly professional lines his con-



nection is with the Bar Association of Seattle, the Bar Association of Washington and the
National Bar Association. Thoroughness has characterized his activities in every con-
nection and wisely using the talents and intellectual force with which nature endowed
him, he has come to rank with the distinguished lawyers of the northwest.


Robert Russell, deceased, who was engaged in the general hauling and drayage busi-
ness at Seattle, was born in Ashland, Ohio, September 14, 1834, his parents being Samuel
Woodburn and Jane (Sprott) Russell, who were natives of Beaver and Allegheny coun-
ties of Pennsylvania respectively. On leaving the Keystone state they became resident,
of Ashland Ohio, and thence removed to Auburn, Indiana, where they remained until
they crossed the plains upon an eight months' trip which brought them to the northwest.
They arrived at Alki Point, Washington, in the fall of 1853 and took up a donation claim
on White river, near the town of Kent. They were driven off their claim by the Indians
in 1857 and then settled in the little village of Seattle. - , . • , u

Robert Russell therefore became one of the pioneer residents ot this city, where he
spent the remainder of his life, and there were few who had so long been witnesses o
its growth and progress as he. Mr. Russell watched its transformation from a frontier
Ln tl one of the great metropolitan centers of the northwest, with all o, the advan-
taees and opportunities known to the older east. „ „ v j ■

On the^pth of August, 1869, in Seattle, Washington, Mr. Russell was united in
marriage to Miss Joanna' Maria Welch, a daughter of John ^elch of Boston Massa^
chusetts Thev crossed the Isthmus of Panama, departing from Boston in 1868 and
niaking the trip from New York to San Francisco in twenty days, while after a voyag
of twenv-three davs on a sailing vessel they reached Seattle. To Mr. and Mrs. Russe 1

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