Ben S. and Blanche Weatherwax Memorial Scholarship
Ben S. Weatherwax came to Grays Harbor with his uncle’s party from Michigan.
Ben’s father, Capt. Benjamin K. Weatherwax, had been killed in the Civil War, leaving J. M. and his other brothers to care for the captain’s family.
A skilled woodworker who enjoyed working in his shop at home, Ben married Blanche Karshner of Sandusky, Ohio. Beginning his career in Grays Harbor’s booming logging industry, he eventually became President of Western Lumber Co.