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.

    ALBERT T. GREENE has probably been more intimately associated with Waterville and its immediate vicinity than any other man now residing here.  He owns a half section of land northwest of the town and in addition to doing general farming and stock raising, he has been considerably interested in handling real estate, being now one of the prominent men of the county.
     Albert T. Greene was born in Tremont, Illinois, on March 15, 1854.  While still an infant, he went to New Hampshire with his mother and there received his education from the public schools.  When thirteen he began the carpenter trade and later studied law, not, however, with the intention of practicing.  In the fall of 1878 he came to the Pacific coast via the Isthmus and after some time spent in the vicinity of Santa Barbara, California, came to the Willamette valley, Oregon.  After three years of carpentry and farm work there, he came to the Big Bend, then on through to Clark's Fork, Idaho.  Returning to Davenport, he did carpenter work until March 23, 1885, when he came to where Waterville now stands and purchased a squatter's right from Stephen Boyce.  The idea of founding a town in the west had been a picture in the mind of Mr. Greene from his boyhood days and when by act of legislature, Douglas county was formed, he saw the opportunity.  The county seat was located at Okanogan, some six miles east of Waterville, but it was unsatisfactory on account of lack of water.  So Mr. Greene in company with J. M. Snow, laid out a town site of forty acres of the former's farm.  Mr. Greene had a very excellent well from which many people hauled water for miles in every direction and it seemed very appropriate to call the place Waterville.  In 1886, the new town entered the race for the county seat and after a hot contest, it was awarded the prize.  A small wooden structure had been built in Waterville to which the county records were moved and the rent of which Mr. J. M. Snow paid for two years.  Later Mr. Greene devoted a site and building for the county court house.  In due time, he acquired title to the other one hundred and twenty of his quarter section and later gained a half section northwest from Waterville, where he lives at the present time.  During the panic of 1893, Mr. Greene suffered heavy financial loss but was enabled to retain his land and is now again one of the prosperous men of the section.  He has always been very active in building up the country and especially laboring for better educational facilities. He is president of the board at Waterville and a live supporter of good schools.
     On November 6, 1886, near Davenport, Mr. Greene married Miss Florence A., daughter of George P. and Sarah J. (Dotson) Turner, and to them one child, Albert D., has been born.  Mrs. Greene was born in Lucas county, Iowa.  Her father was a native of London, England, and her mother of Pennsylvania.  The mother now lives at Davenport, Washington, the father having died in 1894.  Mr. Greene is a member of the I. O. O. F., having passed all the chairs in that order.  On January 30, 1898, Mrs. Greene was called away by death.