Sunday, May 25, 2014

Miss Sylvia Damon Millinery Store

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posted with permission from the Sumas Senior Center
The millinery shop was located on Garfield Street facing south.  In was between Railroad and Cherry Streets.
Miss Sylvia Damon, according to the 1910 census, lived in Sumas with her 64 year old widowed mother, Ellen and her seven year old niece, Nada. (Sylvia's sister died in 1903)  Sylvia was born in Waupaca, Wisconsin about 1874 and her mother was born  about 1846.  
Sylvia's mother maiden name was Ellen Lucinda Axtell and she was born in Belgrade, Maine.  Her husband was Peter Damon who was born in 1834.  I cannot find any information on what happened to Peter Damon but his wife Ellen, ended up living with Sylvia to her old age. 
According to the 1910 Census, there was a boarder listed in their household by the name of Llewellyn Hopkins.  Later I found Llewellyn and Sylvia listed as husband and wife.
Sylvia died in 1959 and is buried just S of town in the Sumas Cemetery. 

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