Woodruff Marbury Somervell
(1872 - 1938)
Woodruff Marbury Somervell was active/lived in Washington, New York, District Of Columbia / Canada, France. Woodruff Somervell is known for architecture, etching, landscape painting.
Biography Woodruff Marbury Somervell
The following information is from the Pacific Coast Architecture Database.
He married and divorced Helen Hughes, who lived in San Diego, CA, at the time of Somervell's death; Somervell married Hortense Koepfli, a woman twenty years younger, in 02/1931. She vacationed at the Deep Well Guest Ranch near Palm Springs in 1933.
Somervell's parents were Augustus and Mary Eliza Somervell Maccafferty. According to C.B. Bagley, in his History of Seattle: 'The family name was changed by a ruling of the supreme court for the purpose of enabling them to inherit certain properties and in the fulfillment of a clause in the will of the maternal grandfather of Woodruff M. Somervell.' (See Clarence B. Bagley,
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