Madeline Crowley

Independent Historian

Madeline Crowley, BFA, MA, teaches writing and Critical Thinking at CityU of Seattle. She’s worked variously in academia, as a professional writer and as a visual artist. Her training is in Fine Art and Art History.  She has written articles published in: The Philadelphia Inquirer; Hype Magazine; Reflex Magazine; the Madrona News; and The Central District blog. Her oral history blog, The People of the Central Area & their Stories covers nearly 50 stories and living memory across Seattle’s Central Area. ??

Fordie Ross (1914–2014)

Image Courtesy of  Madeline Crowley Seattle businessman and civic activist Fordie Ross was born on April 21, 1914, in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, to Miles and Sophia Ross. He was one of six children in a family of devout Presbyterians. Ross attended Bishop College in Marshall, Texas, … Read MoreFordie Ross (1914–2014)