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Dawley, Elgia Leila Wittwer


Elgia Leila (Wittwer) Dawley was born on July 28, 1894, the daughter of Gottfried and Helena Ella (Dick) Wittwer. Dawley taught French and voice at a school in New York and was herself a singer. On June 3, 1922, she married Lee (Leo) Eldred Dawley, a general contractor. They moved to Olympia, Washington where Dawley along with his brother John formed Dawley Brothers Construction, a builder of many buildings in the city. Lee Dawley died in the 1970s and Elgia died in 1992.

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Elgia Dawley Diaries

 Collection — Box: MISC-11, Folder: MSS-0087
Identifier: MSS-0087
Content Description The diary of Elgia Leila (Wittwer) Dawley from 1921-1925 spans her years teaching French and voice in New York through her marriage in 1922, and move to Olympia, Washington. The diary includes entries for the same date for five years on the same page. The following partial transcription was provided by the seller: "1921 JANUARY: "18th, Mother left at 8:30. Came home and about cried my eyes out. In the evening the girls...