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Skagit River Journal

of History & Folklore
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Home of the Tarheel Stomp Mortimer Cook slept here & named the town Bug

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Joseph DeBay's family and photos

      This story accompanies the profile of Joseph DeBay and his extended family at this website. Later, you can read the Sterling story introduction, with our exclusive story of Jesse Beriah Ball, the founder of Sterling.

(DeBay family homestead 1924)
      This 1924 family photo includes, back row, l to r: Josephine Nemo Jackson, Albert Nemo, Joe Nemo, Sam DeBay, Lela Dowling DeBay, Mary DeBay Nemo, George DeBay, Albert Nemo; front row, l to r: Robert DeBay, Frank DeBay, Albert DeBay, Hazel Rynard DeBay, Andrew Barbo, Rose DeBay Barbo, Alice Barbo Juckett (on Rose's lap), Simone Petticore (Bridget's father), Bridget Petticore DeBay holding Walter Barbo. All these island and family photos courtesy of Allen Lyons and his wife, Marsha DeBay Lyons.

(DeBay and Petticore families 1924)
1924 Photo of the DeBay and Petticore families

(Seventh Day Adventist school photo 1932)
      This is a photo of the Sedro-Woolley Seventh Day Adventist Sunday School, taken in 1932. Joe and Bridget DeBay were charter members.

(DeBay family 1937)
This DeBay family photo was taken on DeBay island in 1937.

      Also see these features about Sterling and its settlers. Some are from our old website and the links will not work. Please return here for links. These stories that started on our old website in 2001 are being updated with new information from our research and from readers and will be completely updated, starting in May 2004, with your help.

Story posted on July 12, 2001, last updated May 18, 2003
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