Excerpted from “When Harmony Was Young” by Florence Wishaar
A story is told about a French battleship putting into the Seattle harbor and one of the seamen named Pemmant jumped ship. Somehow he made his way to the bay where he met an Indian maid, fell in love with her and married her and went to live on the Dietrick place (just north of the Bailey place). They had a large family and one daughter became Mrs. Bailey.
1870 Federal Census: Jane Pemmant, age 26, Indian.
W.T. Port Ludlow: William Pemmant 43 born in England, working as Ships Carpenter
1875 Territorial Census: William working as Mill Sawyer
Child James W. age 3 b. abt 1900
William (jr.) age 34 born in Feb, 1865, Father English – Mother Indian (S’Klallam)
Alice b. 1873 W.T. Father English – Mother Indian
Arthur b. 1892 Earl b. 1898
Ethel b. 1895 (married John W. Scott 11 Jul 1911)
Irene b. 1896
1901 School Records: Living on Lot 2 Section 28. The following children attended school this year: Earl age 7 Ethel age 6
1903 School Records Living on Lot 2 Sec 28. Following children attended school: Arthur R. 11 Earl N. 9 Ethel A. 8 Irene 6
1910 Federal Census Quilcene District William (jr.) age 42 Alice Married abt.
1890 Additional Children: Evelyn 1904 Everett 1906 Gladys
908 Jane Pemmant living with daughter Hannah and son-in law William Bailey-Farmer
24 November 1922, P. T. Leader: Wm Pemmant Kills Wife, Alice, and then Suicide.
Daughters Phyllis 9 and Gladys 14 escaped and ran to neighbors.