Fred W. Dashley
FRED W. DASHLEY is a member of the firm of Carstens Bros. & Dashley, wholesale and retail butchers, and is one of the successful business men of Nome. He was born in
Oswego, New York. August 5, 1859, and educated in the public schools of his native city. He
has been identified with the butcher business ever since early boyhood. This business was the one in which his father was engaged. In 1877 he started west, and stopped first in Chicago where he was employed by Libby, McNeil & Co. He subsequently lived in Colorado and in Nebraska, and at a later date went to Montana, where the alluring prospect of mining caused him to invest the
little capital he had accumulated and in the language of the West "go broke."
He arrived in Seattle in 1891 and started a butcher and grocery business in South Seattle on a capital of $4. With the exception of another unfortunate mining venture in the Atlin District of Alaska in 1899, when he lost $1,000, he
has shown commendable thrift. He came to Nome in the spring of 1900 and has been identified with the Nome country ever since. Besides being one of the substantial
business men of Nome, he is the owner of valuable mining property on Seward Peninsula,
notably in the Inmachuk region.
Mr. Dashley and Miss Christina Schlax were married in Seattle, November 24, 1891. The issue of this union is two children, Leo, age thirteen, and Hazel, age ten.
Mr. Dashley is a genial, industrious man who has the respect and esteem of his fellow
citizens, and the confidence of the community.
Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by
R. S. Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.