Male, born 03/30/1890, died 01/26/1963

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Beardsley, E.J., Building Contractor

Professional History

Principal, E.J. Beardsley, Building Contractor, Seattle, WA, c. 1917-1930s; Principal, E.J. Beardsley, Building Contractor, Billings, MT, c. 06/05/1917;


Attended Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN;


Born in Woodbine, IA, Beardsley had come to Seattle, WA, by c. 1909, according to David A. Rash in Shaping Seattle Architecture, p. 338; his obituary published in the Seattle Press-Intelligencer (01/28/1963), indicated, however, that he came to Seattle in 1917; in June of 1917, Beardsley and his wife still lived at 410 Yellowstone Avenue in Billings, MT, working for himself as a building contractor. He hoped to avoid military service in that year as he needed to "support his wife." Three years later, Beardsley lived with his wife and parents in a residence at 363 Hayes Street, Seattle, WA. His last residence in 1963 was 922 87th Street NE, Bellevue, WA.

His father, Truman C. Beardsley (born c. 1863 in NY), was an optometrist; his mother, Alice (born c. 1864 in NY), managed the house. Two of his sisters survived Everett Beardsley at his death: Mrs. Mabel Bolles, Seattle, WA, and Mrs. Arnold Webbert, Kearney, NB.

He married Irene Beardsley (born c. 1892 in CO; she died in 10/1962 in WA); her father was born in IL, her mother IA.

In 1963, Beardsley had two daughters: Mrs. Bryce Richards and Mrs. Freeman O. Michkils. He had four grandchildren in 1963.

Beardsley's 06/05/1917 Draft Registration Card described him having medium height, gray eyes and brown hair. SSN: 534-07-9734; Charter Member, Broadmoor Country Club, Seattle, WA; Member, Washington, Athletic Club; he was entombed at the Acacia Mausoleum, Shoreline, WA. The Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer obituaries were found by Patrick King.

Associated Locations

  • Woodbine, IA (Architect's Birth)
    Woodbine, IA

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