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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.


     MORRIS W. BUZZARD came to Douglas county in the early days when supplies had to be hauled from Spokane.  There were only twelve settlers in the entire region, when he located where he now resides, about one mile southeast from Waterville.  From that time until the present, Mr. Buzzard has continued here without interruption and has constantly been devoting his efforts to tilling the soil and improving his farm.  He has a fine quarter section, which raises diversified crops.  Among the especially fine improvements we may mention an orchard so situated as to be protected by elevated land, which produces as fine fruit as can be found in Washington, and he has all the varieties of fruit that grow in this latitude.
     Morris W. Buzzard was born in Harrison county, Kentucky, November 23, 1853.  His father, William Buzzard, a native of Kentucky, married Miss Sallie Williams, who was also born in the Blue Grass State.  Her people came from North Carolina.  He was a prosperous farmer and stock man during his life, and his ancestors were among the very first settlers in Kentucky.  Our subject was educated in his native state, after which he settled in Champaign county, Illinois, and farmed for seven years.  It was as early as 1883, that Mr. Buzzard settled in Douglas county and took his present land as a homestead.  Since then, he has bought eighty acres in Okanogan county and owns considerable other property.
     Mr. Buzzard has always pulled in single harness and still remains free from matrimonial cares.  He has two brothers and three sisters, Marion, George W., Mrs. Mattie Taylor, Mrs. Sarah J. Florence, and Mrs. Eliza Rankin, all living in Harrison county, Kentucky.
 
 


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