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Mr. Fred B. Cavanaugh

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The Seattle Times
Thursday, July 31, 1947
Page 37, Column 1

Please note: Fred is the son of Martin Cavanaugh and Mary Maple Cavanaugh who settled in the Duwamish area before the Alki pioneers.


F.B. Cavanaugh Dies In Renton

Fred B. Cavanaugh, 76 years old, of Renton, who was born on the site of Boeing Field, died this morning. Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock Monday in the Butterworth Chapel.

Mr. Cavanaugh’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Cavanaugh, came to this area in 1862 by covered wagon from Missouri. They little realized that the land they homesteaded one day would be the center of activity for flying ships from around the world.

Mr. Cavanaugh was the retired owner of a coal mine near Renton and also was owner of a sand business. He was a member of the Washington State Pioneers’ Association.

A former pupil of Duwamish Valley School, he was a regular attendant at the school’s annual alumni picnic.

Surviving are his widow, Edith L.; two sons, Fred B., Portland, Oregon and Milton B., Yakima; a brother, Frank, American Lake and three sisters, Mrs. Alvina Roberts and Mrs. Rose Newell, of Seattle and Mrs. Emma Fulford, Portland, Oregon.


Generously contributed by: Sheila Simpson