Rees’ Corner, Snohomish


Intersection of State Route 9 and Lowell Larimer Road, Snohomish

Rees R. Rees—born in Abernodwydd, Wales, in 1863—was a pioneer farmer in Snohomish County. He came to the US in 1863 and worked as a driver of horse-drawn streetcars in Chicago. In 1889, he moved to Snohomish County and bought 40 acres, although he went back to Chicago for three years before permanently relocating to Snohomish County in 1893. He also owned a hay baler that was rented by other local farmers. Rees married Sally Bound in 1902; she died eight years later, leaving him with two children. In 1914, he married Rosa Ball, the daughter of England’s Reverend T.H. Ball. Rees’ children are Vila Anderson and Arthur Bud Rees, chief machinist of the US Coast Guard. Many of Rees’ family members remained in Wales. Rees died on November 21, 1943. (20) The Rees family sold the property in 1992. (21)

(20) The Daily Herald, “Rees R. Rees Dies Sunday Afternoon,” November 22, 1943
(21) “Parcel 28052500302600,” Snohomish County Assessor

  •  Former Rees Property-9010 Lowell-Larimer Road, built 1991/remodeled 1992. (Snohomish County Assessor, 1992)

    Former Rees Property-9010 Lowell-Larimer Road, built 1991/remodeled 1992. (Snohomish County Assessor, 1992)

  • Properties around Ree’s Corner (Hoogkamer, 2013)

    Properties around Ree’s Corner (Hoogkamer, 2013)