Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
C. WILL REED, the subject of
the following sketch, is a partner in the livery and transfer business
with John G. Miller, whose acquaintance may be made in another portion
of this work. Mr. Reed is a bright, energetic and popular young man,
and has a host of friends in Wenatchee and vicinity.
C. W. Reed is a native Montanian, having been
born at Deer Lodge, November 21, 1866. His father, Charles B. Reed,
is a Pennsylvanian, and at present resides at Malaga, Chelan county.
The mother, Mary A. (Ebey) Reed, was born in Iowa, and lives with her husband
Our subject was but three years of age when
his parents moved to Kittitas county, Washington, locating near Ellensburg,
then in Yakima county. Here he resided until the age of twenty-two,
attending the public schools and assisting his parents on the farm.
Under the Garfield administration the elder Reed was appointed postmaster,
and young Reed was in the postoffice three years, and subsequently five
years in a drug store. In the spring of 1888 the father disposed
of his property and removed to Malaga. Our subject filed on a homestead
claim, engaged for awhile in the sheep business and finally deeded the
property to his parents. In October, 1902, he owned a one-third interest
in a band of five thousand sheep. In March, 1903, he engaged in his
present business. He is also interested in an ice house, and other
enterprises with Mr. A. N. Courtway. He has two brothers living,
Louis A., and J. Harvey. The former is foreman of a sheep ranch near Wenatchee,
and the latter resides with him. He has two sisters, Minnie M., wife
of Elliott T. Balch, of Malaga, and Grace, who is unmarried and lives at
home with her parents.
His fraternal affiliations are confined to
the Modern Woodmen of America Camp No. 5804, Wenatchee. Although
a Republican he is not an active worker in the political field.
It may be noted that our subject was the first
white child born in Deer Lodge, Montana. This town was also the birthplace
of C. I. Clark, a son of Senator W. A. Clark, of Montana.