Bio: Volk, Floyd - Family (Visit to Greenwood – Jun 1934)


Surnames: Volk, Barnes, Atkins, Schofield Clute, Datz

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 05 Jul 1934

The visit of Floyd Volk, his wife and three daughters brought the happiest two weeks to his mother, Mrs. J. Volk, that she has experienced for years. They arrived Friday, June 15, making the trip by car from their home in Bellevue, Wash. Their visit here was one continuous round of dinners, picnics, family gatherings, etc. They made their headquarters with Mr. Volk's sister, Mrs. R.L. Barnes, but visited also in the homes of his two brothers , Perry of Loyal and Alonzo of Allen.

Last week thery made a flying trip to Milwaukee and Chicago, stopping over a few hours with Mrs. Volk's relatives, the Atkins family, in Stevens Point. Mrs. Barnes accompanied them on the trip and they got one day's "peek" at the Century in Progress Fair.

The Volks left fro home about 9 a.m. Monday morning of this week, looking forward to the drive through Yellowstone Park on the way. Their trip to Chicago was particularly strenuous because they struck the city when she was "showing off" with a temperature of 107. While this heat is something that makes mid-westerners cry for mercy, it is especially hard on people who are attuned to summer mildness of the Seattle country. It upset Mrs. Volk enough so Dr. Schofield was summoned by Gertrude Clute Datz, with whom she was spending the night, and upon his advice, the party spent one more day than was originally planned with relatives in Milwaukee, to make her fit for the return drive.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Volk were born and reared in Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.), graduating from the local high school. Mr. Volk is Vice-President and Assistant General Manager of Columbia Lumber Co., with retail yard and spacious beautifully appointed wholesale offices on University Way in Seattle, and some twenty retail yards in smaller Washington cities. This is the company in which Greenwood has a special interest and pride, because its president, "Billie" Miller and ists secretary, Ralph Thompson, are also Greenwood boys.

The Volks' home in Bellevue, just across beautiful Lake Washington frofm Seattle, is ideally located. They enjoy a most inspiring view of Mount Rainier as they sit at their dining table and as they lounge in their…(the rest of my article was cut off)



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