Flanders, Clark, and Moore Washington Pioneers
The following data is extracted from Bancroft Works, Volume 31, History Of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 1845-1889, Hubert H. Bancroft, 1890. The History Company, Publishers, San Francisco .
Flanders came to S. F. in 1851, and was zealously interested with Baker in forming the first republican club of that city. In 1838, in connection with C. A. Washburn, lie started the S. F. Daily Times, a republican paper. He also represented S. F. in the California legislature, being reelected once or more. He was appointed by President Lincoln to a position in the mint, and afterward to the land office of the Humboldt district. In March 1863 he removed to Washington and entered into business with Felton of Wallula. Oregonian, in Olympia Pac. Tribune, April 27, 1867.
Frank Clark was born Feb. 10, 1834, at Binghampton, New York, and studied law at Lowell, Massachusetts. He came to Washington in 1852, settling in Steilacoom, where he resided until about 1875, when he removed to New Tacoma, where he was a successful lawyer. When Clark first came to Puget Sound he took work in a sawmill, but having an aptitude for politics, was chosen to the legislature, after which he rose in public life to a candidacy for the delegateship. He died suddenly of paralysis Jan. 8, 1883, while en route to Lewis County to attend court. Clark was twice married, first to a daughter of R. Downey of the early immigration, and second to L. Schofield of Vancouver. Olympia Wash. Standard, Jan. 12, 1883; New Tacoma Ledger, Jan. 12, 1883.
Marshall P. Moore was born at Binghamton, New York, Feb. 12, 1829. He graduated at Yale College, studied law, and began practice in New Orleans, where he remained five years, removing at the end of that time to Sioux City, Iowa, where he was elected prosecuting attorney, and subsequently judge of the court of common pleas. He again changed his residence to Ohio, where he married the daughter of P. Van Trump of Lancaster. He served through the civil war, under McClellan in Virginia, and in the department of the Cumberland, participating in the battles of Rich Mountain, Shiloh, Chickamauga, and most of the battles of Sherman's Georgia campaign. He was promoted to the rank of brevet brigadier-general for gallantry at the battle of Jonesboro'. While leading a brigade at the battle of Missionary Ridge he received severe wounds, from which he was unconscious for five days. His health was much shattered by these injuries, but he was promoted to the rank of brevet major- general, March 13, 1865. His next appointment was to the executive chair of a northwest territory. Olympia Pac. Tribune, March 3, 1870; Port Townsend Messenger, March 4, 1870. E. L. Smith was from Galesburg, Illinois.
Source: Bancroft Works, Volume 31, History Of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 1845-1889, Hubert H. Bancroft, 1890. The History Company, Publishers, San Francisco