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Re: adrian sroufe in washington
Posted by: Les Campbell Date: February 06, 2000 at 16:54:38
In Reply to: Re: adrian sroufe in washington by matt sroufe of 153

Ok, here it is:

G.W. Sroufe's son, Adrian Harmon, b. 25 Mar 1854, married Sarah Isabella Cline on 11 September 1881 at Walnut Creek Kansas. Adrian and his wife's twin brother, Harry Cline, and their families decided to move west after several years of drought and arrived in Seattle WA in April 1883. By 1886, the Cline family had a store, Post OFfice, sawmill and the Kitsap County "Pioneer". Adrian Sroufe became Henry Clines' general manager and all around handy man.....Eventually Adrian Sroufe purchased the Pioneer and became it's "Proprietor and Publisher". He and his brother in law, Henry, also teamed together in a fishing venture and did quite a business.....around Port Orchard Bay. Later, the Pioneer, under Sroufe's leadership, would be instrumental in getting the Navy to locate it's Navy Yard at Port Orchard in 1891. Adrian and his family moved to Lommis in Eastern WA in 1893, then to Ashcroft British Columbia for one year. They finally moved back to Seattle where they settled at 124 North 73rd. Adrian bought lumber at a mill in Ballard and packed it on a mule thorugh the woods to build their home. He died 03 Oct 1922 and his wife "Sadie" died on 20 Nov 1946."

This quote was from Dave WIlliams "Colonel Dave and the Schroff Connection" and was taken from information provided by Jan Stevenson of Belfair Washington.

Hope that helps.

Les Campbell
Oklahoma City.


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