The Clark family
George Clark was born in Scotland, immigrated to the East Coast of the United States, and eventually settled in Issaquah to mine coal. Lulu Fouts was born in Colorado. Her father worked for the railroad, and she too found her way to Issaquah around the turn of the century.
George was a big man, and a hard worker. He spent his life in the mines, and survived without the crippling injuries others suffered in those days. Lulu was a warm-hearted woman, who always had an open door for the children of the neighborhood.
Around 1906, the Clarks built the pretty two-story white house that still stands on the northeast corner of Second Avenue and SE Bush Street. That intersection was the center of an active neighborhood and many informal social activities.
George and Lulu had four children, three of whom stayed in the Issaquah area. They were George Clark, Grace O’Brian, Ethel Inger and Audrey Favini.Today, the family’s numbers have been stretched by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.