Caroline Kline Galland's will, disclosed on February 16, 1907, bequeaths funds for a Seattle home for the Jewish aged.

  • By Lee Micklin
  • Posted 11/02/1998
  • Essay 129
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On February 16, 1907, a headline in The Seattle Times discloses that Caroline Kline Galland (1841-1907) has bequeathed “A Million and a Half for Charity.”

Most of the estate went to establish a home for the Jewish aged, “that it may bring to the lives of the aged men and women ... the greatest degree of contentment and happiness in their declining years.”

The Caroline Kline Galland Center, located in Seward Park, opened in 1914, and has served the Jewish aged for some 90 Years.


David Stern, The Kline Galland Center: She Started It. Now it’s up to us to Keep It Going (Seattle: Academy Press, n.d.); Eighty Years of Caring: Timeline and Annual Meeting Agenda (Seattle: The Kline Galland Center, 1994).

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