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Louis and Mathilda Becker were a part of Issaquah’s boom days before the turn of the
century. Louie and Tilda, as they were known, were both born in Sweden but immigrated to
the United States separately. They met and married back East, and moved to Issaquah as
a young couple sometime before 1890.
They found a town poised for an economic explosion based on coal mining and logging. The
forward-thinking couple built a modern boarding house for the town’s hard-working
bachelors, and christened it “Hotel Stockholm” in memory of their homeland.
Tilda’s cooking was a big hit with the hungry workmen, and all members of the family were
kept busy in the hotel. Even after Louie’s death, Tilda kept the operation going until her
retirement in the 1920s. She then settled into a big house on Bush Street, where other
younger family members had built homes.
The couple had one son, Elmer, who never married, and three daughters-Lil Becker Enberg,
Blanche Becker Hoye and Myrtle Becker McQuade. Although the family surname has faded
away, many of Louie and Tilda’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-
grandchildren still live in the Issaquah area.The Issaquah Press, Thursday, September 13,
Thilda Becker 1889 Pioneer Dies at Home. The death of Mrs. Thilda Becker at
her home Friday took another Isssaquah pioneer from the community. Mrs.
Becker had lived here for 62 years. Funeral services were held Monday
afternoon at the Issaquah Funeral home and were followed by burial at Hillside
cemetery, beside her husband, Louis Becker, who died in 1918. Rev. Stan M.
Kuhn officiated at the rites. Born in Sweden on March 19, 1868, Mrs. Becker
came to this country at the age of 17 and was married soon after in Illinois,
the young couple moving on to Issaquah. For many years they owned the
Stockhom (sic) hotel here, a pioneer landmark. Her last illness followed a
stroke two years ago. She became ill while watching the Sunday Labor Day
parade. Survivors include many relatives here, three daughters, Mrs. Lilly
Enberg, Mrs. Blanche Hoye, Mrs. Myrtle McQuade; five grandchildren and nine
great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother Carl Swanson os Issaquah,
and a sister, Mrs. Augusta Friend of Centralia.
Original surname: "SVENSSON." Parents: Sven TUFVESSON and Petronella
BENGTSDOTTER. MATHILDA SVENSSON was born March 19, 1868 in Sweden, and died
September 07, 1951 in Issaquah, King, WA. She married LOUIS BECKER January
25, 1887 in Bloomington, Illinois. He was born December 16, 1863 in Sweden,
and died June 16, 1918 in Issaquah, King, WA.
Children of LOUIS BECKER and MATHILDA SVENSSON are:
i. LILLIE CHRISTINA BECKER, b. January 13, 1890, Washington State; d.
October 01, 1960, Bellevue, King, WA; m. OLAF WILLIAM ENBERG, December 26,
1910, Issaquah, King, Washington; b. April 06, 1883, Akeruns, Sweden; d. March
01, 1968, Everett, King, WA.
ii. NELS A. BECKER, b. 1892, Issaquah, King, WA; d. 1892, Issaquah, King,
iii. BLANCHE HILDEGARD BECKER, b. January 18, 1893, Gilman, King,
Washington; d. July 29, 1971, Overlake Hospital, Bellevue, King, WA; m.
BERTRAM HOYE, September 13, 1910, Issaquah, King, Washington; b. May 08, 1887,
Illinois; d. January 20, 1952, Seattle, King, WA.
iv. ELMER SIEGFRID BECKER, b. September 11, 1895, Issaquah, King County,
Washington; d. June 04, 1948, Seattle, King County, Washington.
v. MYRTLE SELMA BECKER, b. July 25, 1902, Issaquah, King, WA; d. December
31, 1983, North Bend, King, WA; m. CHARLES THOMAS MCQUADE, September 07, 1920,
Seattle, King, WA; b. July 23, 1894, Gilman, King, WA; d. July 19, 1971,
Orting, Pierce, WA.
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