Samuel Edgar Fix, 80, who came to Orting in 1890 and who later built the Kapowsin School and the Eatonville gymnasium, died Tuesday [April 3, 1951] at a Puyallup Hospital.
He was born in Minnesota, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Fix. His father was a Civil War veteran. S. E. Fix attended schools in Minnesota and Orting, then went to Alaska in 1901, engaging in placer mining for two years.
He returned to Kapowsin in 1903 to work in various sawmills. He then became a contractor and constructed many of the buildings in Kapowsin, Eatonville, Orting, and Sumner.
In 1903 he married Clara Harris of Sumner. She died this past June. Surviving are a son, Russell of Graham, and three daughters, Mrs. E. W. Fitch of Shelton, Mrs. Emmett Chase of Electron, and Mrs. William Dubendorf of Olympia.
Funeral services will be held at the chapel of the Orting Funeral Home, Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Frank A. Andrews officiating. Interment will be in Orting Cemetery.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman