I am interested in finding information about the family of Katherine HINCKLEY who married Perry POLSON on March 10, 1881 in Seattle, Washington. Perry Polson was the older brother of my gg grandmother, Petronella Polson. He was a prominent businessman in Skagit and King Counties in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The following is an excerpt from "An Illustrated History of Skagit and Snohomish Counties" published in 1906. "In 1881 at Seattle, the union of Mr. Polson and Miss Kate H. Hinckley, daughter of Jacob C. and Margaret (Dunn) Hinckley, was celebrated. The father of Mrs. Polson, a native of Illinois, crossed the plains to California in 1849, at the beginning of that great westward tidal wave to the newly discovered gold fields. Mr. Hinckley, who was a lawyer by profession, has the distinction of having established the pioneer newspaper of Shasta county, California, and was a man of prominence and influence up to the time of his death in that state. The mother, a native of Ireland, was married to Mr. Hinckley in California, to which state her parents went with the early influx of gold seekers, and she is at present living in Seattle. Mrs. Polson was born in Shasta City, California, August 2, 1857. Her father dying, she and her mother removed to Seattle in 1870, where she was educated in Territorial University and took up the profession of teacher, which she followed for several years."
I found the following family in the 1880 census in Lake Union And Salmon Bay, King, Washington:
Timothy Hinckley 52 IL farmer
Margaret " 43 Ireland
Kate " 22 CA teaching school
Mary " 19 CA
Chas. " 17 CA
Clara " 11 CA
Fred " 8 WA
Walter " 6 WA
Ralph " 4 WA
Ira " 2 WA
Lyman " 8M WA
Could Jacob C. Hinckley and Timothy Hinckley have been brothers? Could they have been the sons of Timothy and Hannah Smith Hinckley of Belleville, St. Clair, IL?
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