Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     ALONZO E. DARBY one of the well known prospectors of the Lake Chelan country was born in Plumas county, California, on December 19, 1858.  His parents were R. R. and Susan E. (Townsend) Darby.  The father was born in Alabama and raised in Tennessee.  The mother was born in North Carolina and had two brothers who fought in the southern army during the Rebellion.  The other children of the family besides our subject were Flora L. Savage, Letitia Kendrick, Rosa E., and two others who are deceased.
     Alonzo E. was educated in California and early turned his attention to mining, following the same there for many years.  He is now taking a course in the Scranton School of Mines, Pennsylvania, making himself proficient in the science needed in his work.  In 1900, Mr. Darby came to Chelan county and soon began prospecting.  For some time he helped to operate a pack train from the head of the lake to the upper mines.  He finally located two claims ten miles from the head of Lake Chelan.
     In 1879, at Santa Anna, California, Mr. Darby married Miss M. P. Simms, and two children were born to them, a boy and a girl, both of whom are deceased.  Politically Mr. Darby is entirely independent.