W.B. Empie built a fine Queen Anne home at the corner of Fourth and Laurel Streets that later became known as the Van Dyke House when Empie’s daughter Lula married Percy Van Dyke. Members of the Van Dyke family lived in the home for over 80 years. Pictured here are, from left to right, Ada Remmel, Lula Empie, W.B. Empie, Louise Empie, coachman Patrick ?, and Madge the horse.
From Watson, Tim, and Elizabeth Jacoway. Newport and Jackson County. Arcadia Publishing, 2016