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In 1934 Mrs. Angelo wrote to Mrs. Sudderth from Pomona, California:

Your letter was a plesant surprise and took my thoughts back many years to the time we arrived in an Indian "long" canoe at Stevens Prairie. It was after sundown, and we had to hurry to find wood to build a fire before dark to get supper and set up our tent for the night. The next morning we had a laugh at Papa Angelo when he said to Jim, "This is the first place I ever was where the sun rose in the North." The crooked river had confused him.

Our men had gone in to see the land over the trail on foot, as the wagon road was not yet made. They had stayed all night at your place. But when we moved in we hired Indians to take us up the Humptulips River in one of their long canoes, taking our cook stove, dishes, bedding, and clothing.

Later we pulled dry grass to fill bed ticks to sleep on, as we could not bring our bedsteads and springs until the road was built.

I thought the country was beautiful. We had our cows and chickens and soon made a garden and set out berry vines. We liked you and your good man very much. Eoline was a baby then. Later we made the acquaintance of the Walker family, which we also liked. Poor Mrs. Walker died soon after we moved away. (She died in 1897).

My Amy was married while we lived there, to a worthy man. When her eldest boy was in his 13th year she was left a widow in Santa Barbara, California. Her son Alvin and family live in Oakland. Mattle also keeps a restaurant there. Jim has been farming in Fresno County, California, but the drought has dried up his crop this year. He is now seventy years old and in poor health. He has three sons and one daughter, the latter is much younger than her brothers, and a lovely girl.

Well, dear friend, I am now in my 89th year. My memory is very poor and my hands are shaky. I live alone in an apartment, and have been half sick all winter. It is just old age, and you know that is incurable. Remember me to any of those I know.

Ever your loving friend,
R.E. Angelo




Clara Hermann-Smith, a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Waggle (Amy's Uncle and Aunt) wrote from Seattle in 1946, to Graco McNutt, President of the Humptulips Pioneer Association:

"There is much I learned through the county records in Montesano. Angelos owned not only the 480 acres in Humptulips, which they bought from Charles Stevens of Stevens Prairie and sold to Chase and Ogden, October 18, 1889, but also three properties in the city of Aberdeen; Weatherwax and Benn Addition. These lots were sold to J.J. Evans, P.U. Mann, Addie Crothers, Peter Kennedy and Louise M. Bush.

Amy Angelo's marriage in the Humptulips was Sept. 10, 1888, to John W. Farquhar, a timber cruiser from Olympia. Rev. J.A. Hanna, Prespyterian, perfomed the ceremony. On December 28, 1892, John Angelo and wife granted Power of Attorney to John Farquhar, so they probably moved to California at that time."