Port Blakely Pioneer Dies
Alexander Rippett, 79, who came to Port Blakely 60 years ago from his birthplace in County Down, Ireland, died Tuesday in Providence Hospital after a short illness.
Mr. Rippett, 2919 W. Haynes St., moved to Seattle 49 years ago. He last worked at the Washington Iron Works and retired in 1944.
He was a member of the Washington State Pioneers Association and was the last living member of the Kane Masonic Lodge No. 5 of Port Blakely.
Mr. Rippett is survived by his widow, Laura; a daughter, Mrs. Edmund Van Wyck, Seattle; four sisters, two of whom live in Belfast, Ireland, one in Kent, England, and the other, Mrs. Harry Swann, in New York City; two granddaughters, and one great-gransdson.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Bonney-Watson chapel. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 15 December 1949