Of an industrious, earnest turn of mind he soon accumulated a snug little fortune, when the restless spirit of adventure and travel overcame him, stimulated doubtless by the glowing accounts of golden opportunities and of fortunes easily made in the great west. He came to Port Angeles in 1891 and took up a homestead in the Mount Pleasant district, where he resided up to the time of his death. A very comforting and appropriate talk was given by Rev. Funeral services will be held at Mc Donald Funeral Home Tuesday at 1pm with the Masonic Lodge and the Rev. He opened a clothing store at Douglas for a time then was employed by the Treadwell Mining Company on Douglas Island, near Juneau. While city commissioner he was named county auditor early in 1939 and served in that position until his retirement in January, 1951.Yielding to the craving desire to cast his lot with the people of the Pacific Coast, he emigrated to California, where he experienced a tempestuous career, resulting in the loss of his accumulation of years. Harrington is survived by a stepson, Claude Durham, Westport, 2 daughters, Berdine Gliden of Port Angeles and Dorothy Evans of Hoodsport; a stepdaughter Jean Gayda of Eatonville; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren ; and 4 sisters, Ada Rooney, Rosie Hunt and Nina Newell, all of Port Angeles, and Lillie Opseth of Centralia. He was married to Miss Rose Ellis in WI, Jul 4, 1882. He was a bookkeeper and later chief steward for the company. He had served almost 13 years, the longest time on record for that position. Henson was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Douglas, AK for 52 years.
The Knights of Pythias, of which order deceased was a member, attended in full regalia. She was registrar of the Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. He died quietly about pm Monday at the hospital where he had been confined by illness for the past 12 weeks. Services will be at 3pm Thursday at the First Methodist and Congregational Church with the Episcopalian minister, the Rev. Better known to his thousands of readers as the Scribe or simply as John Frost Henson shortly after his birth in St. With the passing of John Henson, Sr., the northwest and Alaska lost a citizen who took a leading part in many of the stirring times that molded the civilization as it is now here.
They had, after all, travelled a long way and their journey was far from over.
Yet the open-air picnic a few days ago was controversial.
Much of the island has undergone extensive historical preservation and restoration; as a result, the entire island is listed as a National Historic Landmark.
It is well known for its numerous cultural events; its wide variety of architectural styles, including the Victorian Grand Hotel and its ban on almost all motor vehicles.