"Edward G. English was born in Maine in 1850,
not long after his parents arrived from Ireland.
As a small boy he moved to Wisconsin with his
parents, settling at Arcadia.
When twenty years of age he came west,
inspired by the words of Horace Greeley,
"Go west, young man, go west."
Some time was spent in California and Oregon,
but he made his way to Skagit County.