Category Archives: Elwell

West and Knapp Families Featured in the Everett Herald, Snohomish County, Washington

This morning, an article in the Everett Herald in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, was published about this blog and my research into my family’s history in the Everett and Snohomish County area of Washington state. Titled “Blogger digs into her … Continue reading


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Charles H. Elwell, License to Master of Steam and Motor Vessels

Charles H. Elwell was well-known as a tug boat captain of the Skagit Chief and other boats around Puget Sound. Among the historical family archives of his descendant, Keral Ellingsworth, she shared the certificate from Seattle’s US Department of Commerce … Continue reading


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Snohomish County: An Illustrated History Book

Snohomish County: An Illustrated History Book

It took ten years but the amazing book on the history of Snohomish County, Washington, is now available. “Snohomish County: An Illustrated History” features 432 pages packed with geological, environmental, historical, social, and political history of Snohomish County. There are … Continue reading


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John and Sarah (Smith) Elwell Among the First Marriage Licenses in Snohomish County, Washington

Digging through historical records for information on the Elwell, Knapp, and other families in Snohomish County, Washington, I ran across a fascinating article uncovered by noted Snohomish County historian and genealogist, Karyn Zielasko-Westre, from the Everett Daily Herald dated January … Continue reading


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The Famous Elwell Boat Captains of Snohomish County

Related to the Elwell family by marriage, I was thrilled to find out what an important role the Elwells played in the history of Washington State, specfically Snohomish County. “In the summer of 1900, Captain Charles Wright sold the City … Continue reading


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