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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, date unknown [ca. 2000]

By Barbara Nilson

Featured at the April 16 Historical Society program in Hobart is the Carey family: five of the seven Carey children are shown about 1911 (oldest to youngest): Mae, “Boonie,” Bill, Florence and Helen. — Photo loaned by Tim Green, Mae’s grandson.

Featured at the April 16 Historical Society program in Hobart is the Carey family: five of the seven Carey children are shown about 1911 (oldest to youngest): Mae, “Boonie,” Bill, Florence and Helen. — Photo loaned by Tim Green, Mae’s grandson.

The third generation of Careys, Tim Green, will share his research into the Hobart family, Sunday, April 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the Hobart Community Church. The program is sponsored by the Maple Valley Historical Society with Lois Bartholomew and Lois Clapper as co-hostesses.

Tim Green is the son of Virginia Sidebotham Green, whose mother was Mae Carey, the oldest of the seven Carey children. Virginia’s brother is George “Pokey” Sidebotham.

Green said his great grandparents, William and Catherine Carey, came to Seattle in 1902 from Michigan. Carey was involved in insurance and real estate in the Pioneer Square area.

Around 1908-10, he heard about the property in Hobart being for sale and acquired around 100 acres, which became known as the “Carey Ranch.” The Carey Creek still flows through the property. (more…)

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