The namesake of Stanwood is Clara Stanwood Pearson, wife of D. O. Pearson, Stanwood’s founding mayor. Clara Stanwood’s birthday was March 18th, 1849. She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and left her home state of Massachusetts and all she knew to join D. O. Pearson and his family on Whidbey Island.
For more of her story, click here.
To see and hear more wonderful stories, don’t miss our annual Spring Tea & Vintage Fashion Exhibit featuring many new stories of women’s remarkable contributions to our local history and community.