• Wedding Invitation of Orion O. Denny and Narcissa Latimer, March 31, 1889

    Wedding Invitation of Orion O. Denny and Narcissa Latimer, March 31, 1889

    Denny, Narcissa Latimer, 1851-1900; Denny, Orion O., 1853-1916

    Narcissa Latimer married Orion Denny on March 31, 1889. Orion was the son of Arthur and Mary Denny and first white male born in Seattle. He served as president of the Denny Clay Company.

    Identifier: spl_lj_071

    Date: 1889-03-31

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  • Unknown girl, ca. 1865

    Unknown girl, ca. 1865

    Tintype portrait of unidentified girl.

    Identifier: spl_lj_017

    Date: 1865?

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  • Unknown man in Shenandoah, Iowa, ca. 1880

    Unknown man in Shenandoah, Iowa, ca. 1880

    Brewer, W.H.

    Photograph taken by W.H. Brewer in Shenandoah, Iowa.

    Identifier: spl_lj_032

    Date: 1880?

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  • Native American baskets in home of Mabel Thompson, ca. 1900

    Native American baskets in home of Mabel Thompson, ca. 1900

    Denny, Orion O., 1853-1916

    Transcribed from back of photograph: "Part of Mabel's collection of Indian baskets. A corner in her room - photo by O.O.W. Denny. Mabel Thompson in Seattle." In the 1900 census, H.G. and Mabel Thompson are listed at 1108 Seneca St. (later 1204 Boren), the same address as Orion Denny. Mabel was the daughter of Orion Denny and Eva Flowers Coulter (who he married in 1874 and divorced a few years later). Mabel married Howard G. Thompson in 1894.

    Identifier: spl_lj_060

    Date: 1890?

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  • Unknown woman in Portland, Oregon, 1881

    Unknown woman in Portland, Oregon, 1881

    Abell, Frank G.

    Photograph taken by Frank G. Abell in Portland, Oregon.

    Identifier: spl_lj_051

    Date: 1881

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  • Arthur Bickford, ca. 1880

    Arthur Bickford, ca. 1880

    Meason, L.E.; Meason Studio

    Photograph taken by L.E. Meason in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Clara Latimer Bickford was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer and sister of Narcissa Latimer Denny. She married Arthur Farrington Bickford in 1888 in Minnesota. They lived in Seattle from roughly 1892-1900 before moving to Oregon.

    Identifier: spl_lj_037

    Date: 1880?

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  • Couple standing next to large logs, August 1897

    Couple standing next to large logs, August 1897

    Denny, Narcissa Latimer, 1851-1900

    Transcribed from back of photograph: "Washington Logs, Iowa People. Aug '97. Photo by N.L.D. 4338 ft. of lumber on top log. August 1897."

    Identifier: spl_lj_056

    Date: 1897-08

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  • Narcissa, Alice, Hattie, Clara and Emma Latimer, ca. 1880

    Narcissa, Alice, Hattie, Clara and Emma Latimer, ca. 1880

    Narcissa Latimer Denny was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer. She had four sisters: Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). The three women standing in the back are Emma, Narcissa and Clara. The two women sitting are Alice and Hattie.

    Identifier: spl_lj_044

    Date: 1880?

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  • Children of Sarah Jane Latimer Dawdy, ca. 1920

    Children of Sarah Jane Latimer Dawdy, ca. 1920

    Sarah Jane Latimer Dawdy (1847-1915) was the daughter of Alexander Latimer and his second wife, Julia Ann Hart (1819-1850). She married John W. Dowdy on March 25, 1868 in Knox, Illinois. They had three children, Drennan Latimer Dawdy, Norval Dawdy and Daisy E. Dawdy. Location and exact date of the photograph are unknown.

    Identifier: spl_lj_070

    Date: 1920?

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  • Training dogs for Alaska outside 1108 Seneca St. home, ca. 1897

    Training dogs for Alaska outside 1108 Seneca St. home, ca. 1897

    Transcribed from photograph: "Training dogs for Alaska. This in Seneca Street almost in front of our house. Where you see the fence and trees is Charlie's block. It is directly opposite our house on south side of Seneca St." In the 1890 City Directory, Orion Denny is listed at 1108 Seneca on the NW corner of Boren and Seneca. When his wife, Narcissa, died in 1900 her obituary mentioned that the couple at lived at the 1108 Seneca address for several years. In 1905, Denny constructed a larger mansion designed by Bebb & Mendel on the same street corner (which then went by the address 1204 Boren).

    Identifier: spl_lj_065

    Date: 1897?

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