Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     LEON ALBOUCQ is one of the leading business men of Hartline.  He opened his present line in this prosperous town in 1902 and now carries a large stock of feed, posts, fencing material, implements, buggies and wagons.  He has a thriving patronage and has shown himself a substantial and capable business man.
     Leon Alboucq was born in the sunny land of France, his native heath being Mount St. Jean, Department of Aisne.  The date of his nativity is January 11, 1864.  The parents of our subject are Alexis and Aglae (Jerard) Alboucq, both natives of France.  Mr. Alboucq was educated in the common schools and grew to manhood in his native land.  At the early age of twenty-one he enlisted in the regular army of France and for five years served in the infantry, never leaving his native place during these years.  In 1889, he bade farewell to home and friends and journeyed to the United States, living first at Broken Bow, Nebraska.  For two years that was his home and farming occupied his attention.  Then he moved to Douglas county, Washington, and selected a homestead eight miles north from Hartline, where he lived until 1902.  He has added land to his holdings, by purchase, until he owns a section, which he farms, in addition to his business in town.  Mr. Alboucq has no brothers or sisters in the United States, but those in France are: Mrs. Eugenie Lemeret, of Aoust; Eugene Cyril, of Mezieres; Mrs. Marie Deville, also of Mezieres; and Mrs. Claire Julien, of La Fere, all in the department of Ardennes.
     The marriage of Leon Alboucq and Miss Elsie Sleicher was consummated on March 7, 1889, in Paris, France.  Mrs. Alboucq was born in Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany, on December 10, 1866, and has one brother, James A., a machinist, at Reading, Pennsylvania.  The fruit of this marriage is as follows; Louis E., born July 21, 1894; Blanche Leona, born May 1, 1896; Claire Aglae, born April 22, 1902; Hartline is the native place of all three children.  Mr. Alboucq was first banker of lodge number 9874, of the M. W. A.  He and his family are adherents of the Catholic church.