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Peter Wold and Sara Eidal Wold, circa 1895.

Bertha’s Correspondence: Peter & Sarah Wold

By Julie Hunter, Collections Manager

(See “What Bertha’s Correspondence Tells Us” for an introduction to this series of posts)

Peter Wold and Sara Eidal Wold, circa 1895.

Peter Wold and Sara Eidal Wold, circa 1895.

For the last twenty years of his life, Bertha’s father could write in English, at least at a basic level.  In August, 1904, he wrote her a brief note, saying he was still not well enough to do the things he wanted to do when she came to visit.  He suggested that she wait and come after Christmas when Mary [Wold] returned to Ellensburg (which would give him another four months’ recovery time).  He sent love to her and her baby.

On October 4, 1916, Peter wrote one of the latest letters in the collection.  Again, it was just a short note.  Bertha had sent flowers for her brother’s grave, and Peter had taken them to the cemetery.  This is the only confirmation that we have that William’s grave is in or near Ellensburg.  By this time, Peter was 81 and feeling his age. Peter would live to be 90, dying in 1925, twenty-two years after his son’s death.

With William dead and Mary having left the Ellensburg area, Bertha’s stepmother, Sarah N. Eidal Wold, had to carry on her own correspondence.  Three brief letters from the 1910s survive.  In the first, sent September 18, 1910, she and her husband were sending apples to Bertha and to someone who had driven Peter in his automobile during a visit to the Issaquah area.  Peter had received the straight razor Bertha sent to him, but he refused to use it until he could pay her back for it.  On November 30, 1916, she sent a brief note to accompany a book she was sending to Bertha’s young son.  She referred to Bertha having visited them, on her own, recently.  The final letter in the collection is a brief thank-you note from Sarah, written in January of 1917.

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William Wold

Bertha’s Correspondence: William Wold

By Julie Hunter, Collections Manager

(See “What Bertha’s Correspondence Tells Us” for an introduction to this series of posts)

William Wold

William Wold

The earliest letters in the cache, from 1892, are from Bertha’s brother William.  She was fifteen and he was nineteen.  They corresponded until his death eleven years later, and sixteen of his letters remain.  William wrote a lot about the weather and the work that he was doing.  Since much of his work was in farming and hay press gangs, as well as digging irrigation ditches, the weather had a major effect on how difficult his life was.  William urged Bertha to stay in school.  He knew that his own struggles were in part due to a lack of education.   Although he mentioned some dances and baseball games, he wrote relatively little about social life.   He was more apt to detail the latest local tragedy or accident.  One running topic for brief comments, with tantalizingly little detail, was his father’s ongoing lawsuit.  Apparently Peter was in danger of losing his water rights, which would have a very negative impact on his agricultural pursuits.  The suit was continued from court sitting to court sitting for several years.  Meanwhile, Peter also engaged in mining activities, although William could not give details.  By 1899, Peter had sold all but forty-three acres of his holdings and was building a new house.  Peter was not the only Wold to deal with the court system.  William expressed sympathy for his Uncle Lars’s legal situation in both 1893 and 1900.  From other documents in our collections, we know that Lars had accumulated serious debt following the collapse of his hops growing and some unwise real estate transactions.  (See the introduction to IHM Research Center holding R-1913-001, RC-C2, for a precis of Lars’ legal woes.)

Fractured family dynamics were a driving factor in William’s life.  He left his home with his father after his father’s remarriage in 1890, writing bitterly in 1894, “I am not staying at home now or have not been all summer. [H]ome is no place for me anymore.”  In the same letter, he mentioned that “I seen by the papers some time ago that Grand Pa is dead which was a great surprise to us here.” This was James William Bush; apparently the Bush side of the family was not staying in communication with William or his father.  Similarly, family connections among the Wold brothers were not particularly close.  William wrote in January of 1893, “We were all surprised to hear of Uncle Ingebright’s marriage did he marry anyone you know. I got a letter from Hellen Christopher [a Wold cousin]. she said Uncle was married but never said who to.”

At the time the letters began, William had been out of communication with his mother for an extended period.  He asked Bertha in April of 1892, “what is Mother’s address or post office[?]  I wouldn’t know where to write to but I don’t know whether she would write to me now or not but I will try I ought to have written to her before[.]”

His lack of simpatico with his step mother was a repeated topic in his letters, even though he was generally inclined toward being a peacemaker.  He wrote with more sympathy about his and Bertha’s own mother, regretting what he perceived as her isolation and reputation as a difficult person. Even so, his opinion of her was rather back handed, as expressed in his letter of June 6, 1892 – “I think that they misjudge Mother. I don’t think she would let you die if she could help it do you[?]. . .it must be hard on Mother to stay alone always[.] When I come over we will go and [spend] a while with her[.  E]ven I cant say exactly when I will start but it will be the first spare time I can get[.] I haven’t written to Mother yet but will probably the same time I write this to you.”  He urged Bertha to be on better terms with her, as well as to think more kindly about their father.  William explained in his July 10, 1900, letter, “I don’t want you to think that Father or Mrs. Wold [William’s stepmother] has anything to do with my not writing to you it is all caused by my own carelessness and don’t blame your poor old Father for not writing for you know that he can’t write English and if he was to write Norwegian you would have to hire someone to read it for you. You have the finest father in the world and he thinks lots of you but owning to circumstances he can’t always do as he would like to.”  He frequently added a note of their father’s love being sent to Bertha in addition to his own.  He thought his father was beginning to look and act old.

William mentioned at least one long visit from their cousins Oscar, Helena and Nora Christopher.  He liked them, even while remarking on their relative affluence.  Genealogy research shows that they were related through the Wolds; their mother was Mary Wold Christopher, who raised her family in the Puyallup/Auburn area, in a district then known as Slaughter.  Her husband, Thomas Christopher, had been associated with Ezra Meeker and had been a successful businessman in his own right.1

William also knew Elmer Baxter, who had occasion to work in Ellensburg before he returned to Issaquah and became the town marshal.  William mentioned him repeatedly, which may indicate that he was aware of the growing connection between Bertha and Elmer’s brother, Charles, who would become her husband in 1902.

The letters provide no information as to whether William ever saw his sisters or mother again after Samantha returned to the western slopes of the Cascades from Ellensburg.  He intended to visit Bertha, writing  on April 10, 1892, “I will try and come over this summer if nothing happens I will come over and have a good time for I am a great fellow for sport and enjoyment -.”  He wrote the following January, “Father has never said anything of going over [the mountains to Issaquah] as I know of. I am sorry I never answered your letter but thought I would come over. but I worked on a ditch last fall for two months and have been hauling lumber and ice all winter so I ain’t had no time to go anywhere.”

His own work, in various forms of manual labor, including agricultural and mining, kept him on the east side of the mountains, in Ellensburg, the Palouse region, Walla Walla, Yakima, and even in Idaho.  He thought about moving to California or joining the gold rush to Alaska but changed his mind.   On May 5, 1899, he wrote, “I have been sick for the last 6 or 7 months but am alright and in good health now. I was up at the Silver Mines in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho last summer and I got lead poisoned which came very near ending my earthly troubles for me[.]  I am not the strong healthy lad I used to be[.]  I now know what it was to be sick[.  B]efore I was at Wardner [Idaho—scene of major mining riots in 1892 and 1899] where the big strike is going on now.”  He spent the summer of 1899 working in the asphalt plant at Spokane.   Despite his claim of recovery, his health was severely compromised, and he died in 1903, probably in August or September, at the age of thirty.  He had never married, and none of his letters mention any special attachment other than “a lady friend.”  He had worked hard and often been discouraged.

William’s death was not well documented, and we had not known when he died, other than “prior to 1920” until we read Mary Wold’s letters to Bertha.  (Note that Kittitas County’s death records prior to 1907 are held by the County Auditor and are not online. The FindaGrave website has no record of William’s burial, either.)  Mary was a first cousin to Bertha, and had grown up in Issaquah.  She was in Ellensburg during 1903-1904 because she was a student at the normal school.  She sent Bertha four letters during that time. While in town, she visited back and forth to her Uncle Peter’s house and wrote letters for him and his wife.  As she wrote on October 5, 1903, “Uncle Peter wants me to tell you that he feels ashamed for not getting your letters answered but you know he can’t write and Aunt Sarah doesn’t get around to even answer her own letters, she gets me to write one every time I’m out there. Uncle Peter said that when Willie was living he used to get him to write once in a while but now since he’s dead he says he doesn’t get to write to you at all. He’s been wanting me to write for him but hasn’t got around to it yet.”  In December of 1903, it fell to her to communicate cousin Helena Christopher’s death to the wider family.  She wrote to Bertha, “I suppose you’ve heard about Lena’s death.  All I’ve been doing the last two days is ‘phoning and telegraphing. Oscar ‘phoned to me and then I had to go out to Auntie’s.”1  The following February, she reported that Uncle Peter was having to spend nine weeks flat on his back in bed.  Meanwhile, she was socializing but had been stood up on the night of a dance.

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  1. From the census and marriage information available on Ancestry, it appears that Mary Wold (not the correspondent in this accession, but another cousin) emigrated from Norway in 1870 with her infant son, Oscar. She married Thomas Christopher, who apparently adopted Oscar, on February 16, 1873.  Thomas had been in Washington Territory since 1858.  They were married in Louis Wold’s office in King County.  Mary’s and Louis’s exact relations to Peter, Lars, and Ingebright Wold has not been traced yet, but they were some sort of cousins.  These letters document  Mary’s family maintaining a relationship with Peter’s and Lars’ families.  Mary Christopher’s daughter, Helena H. Christopher, died young and single and intestate, but possessed of significant land in Pierce County.  The probate records are extensive and are online.  It is from them that I was able to track back from siblings Oscar and Helena (obviously known in the family as “Lena”) to their father Thomas and then from him to their mother and her name before she married him.
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Who Was Sena Wold?

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One of Issaquah’s newest recreation areas has been named Sena Park. Sena Park is located just off Gilman Boulevard, near the new Atlas Apartments. When completed, the small park will provide access to Issaquah Creek. The park was named after Sena Wold, who lived in Issaquah for the majority of her 77 years.

Sena Wold was the youngest surviving child of Lars Wold and Henrietta Walters, both immigrants from Scandinavia who made their way to what was then called the Squak Valley. Lars Wold, along with his brothers Ingebright and Peter, came to Issaquah in 1867 and established the first hops farm in the valley. Lars Wold owned 160 acres north and west of today’s Front and Sunset Way intersection. The Wolds’ 1908 home now stands in Gilman Village, the only building that didn’t need to be moved. Today it is home to the Farmhouse School.

Among the Issaquah History Museums collections is a photo album created by Sena Wold . It reveals that Sena was interested in animals from a very young age. Along with photos of dogs, cats, and domesticated birds, there are many pictures of Sena with one of her beloved horses.

The Wold children, boys and girls alike, were educated. Both Sena and her elder sister Mary completed their high school education, and went on to college. The Wold children all spent time in Seattle and were comfortable in both the city and on the farm. The photo albums they left behind show many group outings with friends to hike or picnic, and sorts of high-spirited fun.

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Sena Wold (IHM 2010-10-5)

One of Sena and Mary’s projects was the Odd Old Maids Club. Originally started by Mary Wold and her friend Bessie Marsh, the mission of the Odd Old Maids Club was a mystery to most Issaquahns. The Issaquah Independent (today the Press) printed several anecdotes about the club, but seemed convinced that the purpose of the club was to catch husbands. For one meeting, the girls reportedly got up early, dressed in trousers, and went fishing. Another Odd Old Maids get-together featured adopting the names and costumes of fairy tale characters and having tea. Far from catching husbands, I suspect that the club was for the opposite purpose: enjoying the fun of being an old maid, unencumbered by expectations of marriage. The photograph of several young women on the front porch of the Wold House, grinning and in pants, seems to support my theory.

Like her older sister Mary, Sena attended Central Washington University in Ellensburg. While her sister became a teacher and worked in a variety of places, Sena stayed close to home. She worked for the Standard Oil Company in Issaquah for a time, but had established her own business by 1930: the Wold Poultry Farm. Sena was quite serious about this enterprise, and her hens won at least one trophy for their admirable egg-laying. (This trophy is now on display at the Gilman Town Hall, should you wish to admire it). In 1930, Sena traveled to London, England to attend the World Poultry Congress. This is remarkable, considering it was an era when travel between Issaquah and Seattle by train was worth a mention in the Issaquah Press. In her later years, Sena took up the training of German Shepherds, which raised the eyebrows of a few of her other female relatives.

Sena Wold never married or had children, and she lived out most of her life here in Issaquah. Imagine the changes she must have seen between her birth in 1891 and when she passed away, on June 3, 1968. She probably would have been surprised to see such tall buildings crowding around what was once her family’s farm. I hope she would be pleased to have a small part of that property set aside for recreation, and named in her honor.

 

 

 

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1893 Biographical Sketch of Ingebright. A. Wold

From Illustrated History of the State of Washington, by Rev. H. K. Hinds, D.D.

I. A. Wold, the founder of the town of Inglewood, Washington, has for several years been connected with various interests in King county. A brief sketch of his life is herewith given.

I. A. Wold was born in Norway, November 27, 1841, son of Andrew and Barbara (Delathmit) Wold. He came to America in 1864, landing in Quebec in June. Shortly afterward he went to Chicago, whence he directed his course to San Francisco, where he spent one year. He then came to Seattle, Washington, arriving here in June, 1866. He opened a shoe establishment on Commercial street, and some time later removed to Yesler avenue, where he did an extensive business, furnishing shoe supplies to smaller dealers throughout the Sound country.

Mr. Wold, in company with his two brothers, Peter and L. A. Wold, and with J. J. Jones, bought 160 acres of land in the Squak valley, for which they paid $5,000. This was in 1867. In 1868, they planted half an acre in hops, purchasing the required two thousand plants from Ezra Meeker, of Puyallup. These were the first hops ever raised in King county. From time to time they have planted more until now they have fifty acres in hops. In 1891 they built a hop house. L. A. Wold had been managing the place for the company, and it was not until the spring of 1868 that the subject of our sketch came here. Shortly afterward he took up a claim where the town of Gilman now stands, his claim comprising 160 acres. He got title to this tract of land under the preemption law. It was not, however, until five years later that he secured his title. After securing his title he returned to the hop ranch, where he lived until 1887. That year the railroad was built into Gilman, and the following year the first coal was shipped from the mines of this place. In 1887 Mr. Wold returned to his pre-emption claim, and in the fall of 1888 platted the town of Inglewood, the town site covering forty acres. The mines know as the Gilman mines were named in honor of a Seattle capitalist, and by general consent the town is now known by the same name. The post office has still another name, Onley, there being already a post office by the name of Gilman in this State.

Mr. Wold was married January 1, 1893, to Amelia Walter, a native of Denmark.

Source: Illustrated History of the State of Washington by Rev. H. K. Hinds, D.D., published by the Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1893. Now in the Public Domain.

Note: This document has been typed in literally as originally printed. The manuscript seems to contain a couple of mistakes. For example, the town’s post office was known as “Olney” rather than “Onley.” Bagley’s History of King County reports that the Wolds paid $500 for their Squak Valley acreage – not $5,000 as reported here. (Issaquah: Early History – From Bagley’s History of King County.)

Additional Note from Eric Erickson: The platted town of Inglewood was a plat only and no town by that name was formed. The Plat became the town of Gilman in 1892 and the name was changed to Issaquah in 1899– The Plat of the Town of Inglewood should not be confused with the Plat of Englewood which is on the East side of Lake Sammamish about 1/2 way between Issaquah and Redmond. (where the Englewood Hill Road intersects with E. Lake Sammamish Parkway N. E.)

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From the Digital Collections: Bertha Wold Autograph Album ca 1890s

In celebration of National Poetry Month, we’ve been posting some of our favorite poems from our collections here at the Issaquah History Museums.

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date unknown
(probably late 1890s-
1910s)

This “Cinderella Album” belonging to Bertha Wold Baxter dates to the early 1890s. It’s very fragile – most of the pages are falling out of the binding. Bertha was born in 1877 which would have made her around 15 when some of the earlier entries were written in this album.

Bertha’s album is very reminiscent of Ferol Tibbetts’ autograph album (which we posted about previously this month) which dates around 20 years later. However, the sentiments expressed in Bertha’s are a bit more poetic and romantic which makes sense for the time.

The “Cinderella Album” depicts illustrations telling the story of Cinderella. The album also has some raised stickers that seem to have been applied either by Bertha or by those who have written in the album. You can see some in the examples below.

To see the album in it’s entirety, visit the Full Record at our Digital Collections.

“Cinderella Album” belonging to Bertha Wold Baxter
ca 1890s
Full Record
“Dear Bertha,
In memories basket
Drop one pearl for me.
Mama”

“Dear Bertha:
Truth, crushed to the Earth will rise again.
Your friend and Teacher,
I.V. Davis”
(November 29th, 1892)

 

“Dear Bertha
If when you get married
your husband is true
kiss him for me and a
good one to[o].
Your School Mate
Sarah Jane Truscott”

 

“Dear Bertha
Love no man not even
Your brother. If girls
must love love one
an other.
Your friend
Maggie Buchanan”

 

“Dear Bertha
May you live happy
each day of your life. Get
a good husband and make
a good wife:
Your Friend
Marmie E. Stewart”
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From the Digital Collections: “Twixt Cloud and Earth”

In celebration of National Poetry Month, we’ve been posting some of our favorite poems from our collections here at the Issaquah History Museums.

This collection of writings by Berniece S. Embree Wold entitled “Twixt Cloud and Earth” was first published in 1976, however the writings date much earlier than that. Berniece Sorenson was born in Pine River, Wisconsin in 1894. The earliest poem in this collection is dated to 1910 – when she was 16 years old. Berniece Sorenson married Andrew Wold in 1959 at the age of 65.

The following poem, “The Seagull” was written November 26, 1970 when Berniece was 76.

See more records related to the Wold family here at our digital collections.

“Twixt Cloud and Earth”
by Berniece S. Embree Wold
Full Record

The Seagull
by Berniece S. Wold

On a placid day
I am but an uncouth bird,
A scavanger, seeking fetid things
And foul,
A gargoyle sitting humped and vile
On rotting rail or wharf
But on wild distemered days
When winds whip froth
Into a maelstrom of wicked skies
And spray like scalloped lace
Leaps high from lash of wave
When puny man seeks comfort
From the storm
And sits disconsolate
By the comfort of his fire
I soar above him
Challenging my fate
Flinging myself
Into the tortured avenues
Twixt cloud and earth.
My spread of wings is white and wide
I twists, I turn, I dip, I climb
Until at last I float supremely
And become a splendid bird
Of delicate and fantastic beauty.

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From the Digital Collections: “Finding the Site of the Attack on Chinese Laborers in Squak Valley”

A wonderful record from our collection comes to us just recently – January, 2010. Tim Greyhavens, in a project called No Place for Your Kind, documented in a photographic narrative contemporary locations in America where anti-Chinese violence took place.

Greyhavens location of attack on Chinese hop pickers

As a part of that project, Tim came to Issaquah and attempted to find the exact location of the infamous attack on Chinese hop pickers on the Wold brothers’ farm. By using as much information as he could glean from all accounts of the attack he was able to find the most probable location of that attack.

We have the document he prepared which includes his photographs and various primary sources (including transcriptions of many newspaper articles concerning the attack.) You can find the document in PDF format here in our online digital collections.

Tim Greyhavens was featured in The New York Times Lens Blog on August 13, 2012. You can see more of his project at his website http://www.noplaceproject.com/.

Recipe for Imperial Sunshine Cake

Recipe of the Week: Imperial Sunshine Cake

A generous grant from 4Culture is currently funding the digitization and cataloging of several archival collections, include the recipes of Mary Wold, Issaquah resident. Mary Wold had an exciting life, working as a teacher and as a nurse most notably for the Red Cross in WWI in Siberia. Later, she and her sister Sena lived out the rest of their lives in Issaquah.

In honor of today’s sunshine, I figured this recipe called “Imperial Sunshine Cake” was a good choice. Hopefully it will entice the sunshine to stay out a little bit longer here in Issaquah despite the weather report saying otherwise.

This cake doesn’t have an author but it is handwritten. It may be a later recipe than some of the others because the instructions actually call out a temperature for the oven to be preheated to. There are other recipes out there for this type of cake – there are also recipes for “Sunshine Cake” and “Imperial Cake.”

The sunshine part seems to refer in other recipes to the call for some sort of citrus flavoring. In this recipe it just calls for “flavoring” and while you could use anything, I would recommend a citrus flavor. The 6 eggs in the recipe must make it quite yellow and would tie nicely with the citrus flavor.

The other recipes that are just “Imperial Cake” seem to be from Imperial margarine. As this recipe doesn’t call for any sort or oil, butter, or margarine, I can’t imagine that’s where it came from. I have found a number of other recipes for “Imperial Sunshine Cake” and none of them have anything to do with Imperial margarine.

The cake sounds perfect for a sunny afternoon. It’s a very light cake with only a glaze and not a heavy frosting. I imagine sitting outside in the sunshine having a slice with a glass of iced tea. Is it summer yet?

Imperial Sunshine Cake

1 ½ cups sugar
½ cup water
Boil til it threads

6 eggs beaten separately
1 cup flour
½ tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp flavoring

Method
Beat whites stiffly, slowly pour the syrup over them beating all the while and until cool. Add well beaten yolks. Fold in the flour which has been sifted with cream of tartar. Bake – Cold oven 325° 1 hour.

 

Recipe for Mother's Donuts

Recipe of the Week: Mother’s Doughnuts

A generous grant from 4Culture is currently funding the digitization and cataloging of several archival collections, include the recipes of Mary Wold, Issaquah resident. Mary Wold had an exciting life, working as a teacher and as a nurse most notably for the Red Cross in WWI in Siberia. Later, she and her sister Sena lived out the rest of their lives in Issaquah.

As I sit here eating my store bought doughnut, I can’t help but think this recipe is the most appropriate for the week. Reading through these recipes and trying to decipher some of them makes me wish I wasn’t in the middle of a huge kitchen remodel project in my home. I wish I could taste test some of these recipes before posting about them on here, but I just have to settle for eating their store bought alternative while I compose a list of all the recipes I’ll try out when my new and improved kitchen is finally installed.

The title of this recipe, “Mother’s Doughnuts” is kind of ambiguous. Our good friend Harriet Fish labeled it as Henrietta Wold’s recipe. Henrietta was indeed Mary Wold’s mother, but I’m not inclined to believe this is her recipe. My main indication is that typewritten at the bottom of the recipe is the name “Colleen.” It’s unfortunate that we don’t have a last name or anything else to help us decipher who Colleen may have been but through research I have an idea.

A good majority of Mary’s recipes come from her friends and women her age. I looked at every Colleen that we had in our Family Tree database and found only one that was in Mary’s generation: Colleen Neukirchen Orchard. While this isn’t a perfect match, I did find that this Colleen attended nursing school in Seattle in 1911. We know that Mary Wold was in nursing school in 1914. Again, this doesn’t fully indicate that Colleen Neukirchen Orchard is the Colleen from the recipe but it’s as close as we may get.

If the recipe did indeed come from Colleen Neukirchen Orchard then we have two options as to who “mother” is. Colleen’s mother was Selina Neukirchen (we do not know her maiden name) who was born in France. She died when Colleen was 7 years old. Colleen’s father, John Neukirchen, didn’t remarry until 1909. I’m not certain that at age 18 Colleen would have considered her father’s new wife as “mother.” Anyways, I really can’t be certain about any of this but I think it’s as close as I can get.

If “mother” is indeed Mary’s mom (and Colleen is just a random typo…unlikely) then it would be Henrietta Walters Wold. We know that by the time Mary was 14 years old Henrietta was living in Steilacoom, WA at Western Washington State Hospital for the Insane. We don’t know what Henrietta’s condition was but she was in Steilacoom in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 censuses. By 1930 she was back home living with Mary and Sena in their home. She died in 1938. This is all interesting, but it doesn’t help us determine authorship of the recipe.

Anyways, now onto the important business – actually making the doughnuts. One ingredient stands out – “sweet milk.” Sweet milk is just fresh milk, generally whole (not non-fat.) When milk went sour in the “old days” people used it in baking, so they would distinguish fresh milk from sour milk by calling it sweet milk.

Like many of the other recipes in Mary’s collection, the instructions are lacking and all there is are ingredients. But as Harriet Fish said in her article about Mary Wold: “Mother’s Doughnuts gives ingredients but no directions…I’m sure [they] needed no directions. You fry them, of course!”

Mother’s Doughnuts

1 cup sugar
4 small tblsp. melted butter
2 eggs
1 cup sweet milk
2 teasp. Baking Powder
Pinch of salt
Nutmeg to flavor

(Note: the handwritten information was added by Harriet Fish and is NOT part of the original document. Only the typewritten information is original.)