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George N. McConaha


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-03-1851 Democratic AD-11 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: 1823 in Cleveland, Ohio
Married: Ursula Hughs (m. 1846)
Children: George N. Jr., Eugenie
Died: May 4, 1854 off Vashon Island, Washington

1853: Councilmember [upper house], Washington Territorial Legislature [State Legislature]

  • McConaha drowned in a canoe accident while returning home from serving in the Washington Territorial Legislature. The book "History of the state of Washington" notes that McConaha had been drinking prior to his canoe trip, but notes that his canoe "overturned in a storm off the southern shore of Washon Island."
  • In the first year that Seattle had public schools, the only boy enrolled in the school (of a total of 14 students) was George Jr. (Source: History of Seattle, Volume 1 by Clarence B. Bagley)

Source: Brainard's legal precedents in land and mining cases, Volume 6, (1889)
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Missouri Irish: the original history of the Irish in Missouri by Michael C. O'Laughlin (1984)
Source: History of the state of Washington by Edmond Stephen Meany (1909)