Back in December, we posted a note from Christine, a librarian at the Wallingford Branch Library asking for photos of the Wilmot Sisters: Alice deeded the lot for the first Wallingford library in memory of her sister, Florence.
Our best leads came from Rob Ketcherside, whose family lived in the Wallingford and Green Lake neighborhoods beginning in the late 1800’s:
I haven’t found a photo of her, but she should be one of the students in the 1897 photo of Green Lake school, included in this article:http://www.mygreenlake.com/2011/01/robert-william-weedin/She was 17 so she would be off on the right. She married John B Metcalf that year, and the wedding was at her father Lemuel A Wilmot’s home. John’s father wed them.
RoKet managed to dig up a marriage certificate for Florence, as well.
Well, Christine is back:
Our tiny Wallingford Branch Library will be enhanced this year by the addition of The Wilmot-Wallingford Memorial Mural portraying the historical locations of the Wallingford Branch and the essential people involved. To accomplish this project, I would appreciate assistance from the community.
- An expert in Photoshop who is willing to volunteer to merge 5 historic images into one.
- Funding to cover costs of printing and mounting the final image to create the ( 44” X 103”) mural. The goal of $500.00 would cover all costs.
(Photo of Green Lake from Woodland Park, December 1, 1891. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, TEP0033.)