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.

     MARSHALL GARRETT is one of the younger men of Douglas county who has won success in the commercial world that would do credit to a life time of commendable efforts.  He is a salesman of energy and enthusiasm while his reliability and upright principles have gained for him the confidence of the people.  At the present time he is handling an extensive hardware trade at Douglas.
     Marshall Garrett was born in Grove Spring, Wright county, Missouri, on March 4, 1877, the son of James J. and Mary J. (Stevens) Garrett, natives of Alabama and Georgia, respectively.  They now live in Douglas county, having been here fifteen years.  The father is a blacksmith.  Our subject was educated in the Dayton, Washington, high school, having also studied some in the common schools.  From a skillful and worthy father, he learned well the blacksmith trade and wrought at it until 1900, when he embarked in the commercial field.  He opened a hardware business in Douglas and carries as complete a stock as can be found in the county.  Among other things may be mentioned the Fish wagons, Rock Island plows, Acme Harvester Company's goods, edge tools, Buckeye binders, mowers, Anderson hacks and buggies, tiger drills, Dempster windmills and pumps, Minneapolis threshers, engines and horse powers, besides many other lines of implements needed in this section.  He carries a full line of shelf and heavy hardware, tinware, stoves, harness, guns and ammunition and in fact everything to be found in a first-class hardware store.  In addition to this, Mr. Garrett buys grain for the Orondo Shipping Company.  His zeal in his work and his tireless care for every detail, and his wisdom that supplies every line of goods that is needed in this country have combined to make him one of the most successful men in Douglas county.
     Mr. Garrett has one brother, John F., and one sister, Frances L. Lowery.
     At Douglas in 1896, on March 22, Mr. Garrett married Miss Mamie L., daughter of John and Elizabeth (Tierney) Hall, natives of Michigan and now dwelling in Douglas county, having been early pioneers here.  Mrs. Hall has two sisters, Lottie and Grace Wright.  To our subject and his wife, one child, Harold, was born on May 1, 1897.
     Mr. Garrett always takes an active part in political matters and in 1902 was elected constable of Douglas precinct.  In church relations he is an adherent of the Baptist denomination.  Mr. Garrett remarks that much of the success that he has won is due to the careful training of a wise father.  He has won hosts of friends here and the fact that he has placed himself at the head of one of the most prosperous and extensive businesses in the county, is sufficient evidence of his ability in this field.