My great grandfather, Calvin Philips, owned several thousand acres on Whidbey Island, Washington in the early 1900s. Over the course of several decades it was sold. Today his original Greenbank Dairy Farm is a community center. http://greenbankfarm.biz/history/
Ironically, I craweled across the the Naval Base land he once owned during my SERE (survival, evasion, resistance, escape) training before I went to Vietnam in 1968.)
On June 25, 1921, my grandmother, Elsie Philips, sent her mother, Idalia Fratt, a letter describing her arrival on Whidbey Island. My mother, Barbara, is ten months old—this is the first time she is mentioned. Two years later her sister, Polly, was born.