75 years ago
April 10, 1942
Organized to “build any kind of vessel the government needs,” the Aberdeen Ship Construction company was incorporated yesterday at Olympia by three young Aberdeen men, James T. Quigg, Fred H. Hulbert Jr. and James M. Stewart.
The firm was incorporated for $110.000 and was the third organized here to build vessels for the nations’ war effort. The Grays Harbor Shipbuilding company laid the first keel this week at its Aberdeen yard. R.J. Ultican Sr. and Jr. are rushing work on a new Cosmopolis yard in which they plan to build barges.
James T. Quigg is a partner in Quigg Brothers pile driving contractors. Fred H. Hulbert Jr. is a member of the pioneer Harbor lumber family and an oil company salesman. James M. Steward, a member of one of Aberdeen’s earliest families, is an attorney.
50 years ago
April 10, 1967
Jack A. McPherson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. McPherson of Route 1, Aberdeen, graduated with honors as a second lieutenant from Officer Candidate Class 9, U.S. Army Armor School, at Fort Knox, Ky.
The 22-year-old soldier is a graduate of Weatherwax High School and also attended Grays Harbor College and Washington State University. Entering the Army in January 1966 he completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Ord, Calif.
His wife is the former Carol Marie Franciscovich, daughter of Mrs and Mrs. Frank Franciscovich of W. 5th in Aberdeen.
25 years ago
April 10, 1992
• Darby Cavin, a Whitworth College student from Aberdeen, has won an ITT Graduate Fellowship for International studies.
The graduate fellowship program provides tuition, transporation and room and board up to a total of $15,000 for U.S. students abroad.
The son of Steven and Sue Cavin, Darby plans to enter a graduate studies program in English literature in the United Kingdom.
• Patrick L. Connor III, a junior at Gonzaga University and a 1989 Hoquiam High School graduate, has been awarded a $30,000 Truman Scholarship to pursue graduate studies in international law. The son of Patrick Jr and Gail Connor of Hoquiam was one of two students in the state and one of only 75 nationally to receive the scholarship.
Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom