The Girls are Packing Heat

Susie Scoggins, Emma Parshall, Bud Scoggins, Flora Lish and Bessie Fiander
Susie Scoggins, Emma Parshall, Bud Scoggins, Flora Lish and Bessie Fiander

This photos, taken in the early 1900s, includes (left to right): Susie Scoggins, Emma Parshall, Bud Scoggins, Flora Lish and Bessie Fiander.

The Fianders are some of the easliest settlers. Here is an excerpt from the 1959 Eatonville Dispatch 50th Anniversary Section:

Robert Fiander was the first white made to settle in Southern Pierce County. He was born in Dorcetshire, England in 1947. He cmae to this country in 1871 and three years later found him staking out a homestead claim at Swan Lake. (This site is now Ogie Enwall’s Swan Lake Dairy.)

Bessie Fiander
Bessie Fiander

A brother, Richard Fiander, had come to the “new world” 21 years before and was wth the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Nisqually.

It was a two-day trip from Tacoma and travelers were always welcome to the Fiander home. And extra place was set at the table and if there wasn’t room to put them uall up for the night, beds were made int he barn’s hayloft.

James Longmire stopped thre on this way to Mt. Rainier, as did the Ohop Valley pioneers and later T. C. Van Eaton and his brother-in-law, Nate Williams.

The Fianders had eight children, four os home survive. Theses are Susie Scoggins and Mrs. Clara Jensen, both of Eatonville, Mrs. Hannah Leber of Spanaway and Mrs. Flora Asplund, who lives in Eastern Washington.

Photos courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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