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By Peter Anderson
Director, Mukilteo Historical Society 

Muk Revisited | Mukilteo's First Doctor


Last updated 1/10/2020 at 11:31am

Photo courtesy of the Mukilteo Historical Society

N. J. Smith's General Store. Left to right: N.J. Smith, Mattie Smith, Carrol Smith, and Caroline Berry.

Mukilteo's first resident doctor was Claude E. Chandler. He was born Feb. 19, 1883, in Scopus, Missouri, to parents Harrison S. Chandler and Sarah E. Whitner. Harrison was a doctor, so it appears Claude chose a profession to follow in his father's footsteps. The Chandler family moved to Woodward, Oklahoma, in 1894 when Claude was 11 years old.

Claude attended public schools in Woodward before leaving home to pursue his college education at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and complete his medical degree at the University of Oregon at Portland. While in college, he often spent sum...

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