Historic Sewing Machine Donated to Happy Retreat

Jan 28, 2021 | Historic Preservation, News & Announcements

Friends of Happy Retreat is appreciating a personal donation given to us by a descendant of Charles and Mildred Washington. This sewing machine belonged to Francis Washington, Jr. and his wife Lucy Walters Washington and their daughter Edith Ona Washington Erwin. Francis Washington, Jr. was their great grandson through their son Samuel. Wonderful to have something belonging to the Charles Washington Family. Thank you Janet Miller and son Kenn Miller.

damascus sewing machine
Damascus Vibrating Shuttle Sewing Machine made by the National Sewing Machine Company late 1800s
Frances Washington Jr. and wife Lucy
Francis Washington, Jr. b. 1845 and wife Lucy J. Walters Washington b. 1849
Edith Ona Washington-Erwin
Edith Ona Washington Erwin b. 1872 daughter of Francis and Lucy Washington, 2nd great granddaughter to Charles and Mildred Washington