Ursula <I>Hughes</I> Wyckoff

Ursula Hughes Wyckoff

Birth
Clarksville, Pike County, Missouri, USA
Death 26 Mar 1908 (aged 80)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 57662622 · View Source
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PIONEER WOMAN IS DEAD AT 82
Mrs. Ursula Hughes Wyckoff, Mother of First White Child Born in Seattle, ies in This City.
Mrs. Ursula Hughes Wyckoff, 82 years old, who has lived in Seattle for fifty-five years, and who was the mother of Eugenie McConnaha, the first white child born in Seattle, died at the family home at 974 Twenty-first Avenue at 16 o'clock today.
Mrs. Wyckoff's first husband was George M. McConnaha, and they came to Puget Sound in 1851. Mr. McConnaha was president of the first territorial concil, which conveaned at Olympia that year, and at teh close of the session met an accidental death on his way home.
It was necessary to make the trip from Olympia to Seattle in a canoe, and this frail craft was capsized at the foot of Vashon island and Mr. McConnaha was drowned.
Eugenie MConnaha was the only issue of that marriage, the first white child born in Seattle, and she died a few years ago.
Mrs. Wyckoff was married some years later to L. V. Wyckoff, who was sheriff of King County at the time of his death in 1882. One son was born, Dan Wyckoff, who is the only surviving relative of the pioneer woman who answered the final summons today. (Seattle Daily Times, 25 Mar 1908)

PIONEER LAID AT REST.
Body of Mrs. Ursula Wyckoff Escorted to Grave by Old-Tiem Residents.
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Ursula Hughes Wyckoff, mother of the first white child born in Seattle, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Presbyterian Church. The funeral was largely attended.
A host of old residents attended the funeral. Pioneer men who have been in Seattle for twenty-five and thirty years acted as pallbearers. The floral contributions were many and beautiful. After the services at the church the funeral procession proceeded to Lake View Cemetery, where interment was made.
The honorary pall bearers were: Judge Orange Jacobs, George F. Frye, Thomas W. Prosch, Walter Graham, David Graham and Thomas Prather, of Olympia. The active pall-bearers were: Judge C. H. Hanford, E. L. Terry, R. O. Denny, W. B. Jones, C. R. Bagley and S. L. Crawford. (Seattle Daily Times, 27 Mar 1908)


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  • Created by: Christopher Allyn Mentrum
  • Added: 25 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 57662622
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ursula Hughes Wyckoff (25 Jun 1827–26 Mar 1908), Find a Grave Memorial no. 57662622, citing Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Christopher Allyn Mentrum (contributor 47320468) .