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.

     EDWARD R. HALTERMAN resides about three miles south from Mold, where he has an estate of nearly one section, which his thrift and industry has made to produce annually bounteous crops of cereals.  In addition to these labors, Mr. Halterman raises considerable stock.  He has one Percheron stallion, Mahomet, a fine registered animal worth two thousand dollars and weighing one thousand eight hundred and sixty pounds.  Mr. Halterman has made excellent success in stock raising and farming and is a very prosperous man.  He has met with very gratifying success in his association with his fellow men, having by his integrity and uprightness won hosts of friends in all parts of the county.
     Edward Halterman was born in Lewis county, West Virginia, on June 9, 1849.  His parents, George and Mary (Waybright) Halterman, were natives of Virginia and Ohio, respectively.  The family moved to Illinois then to Iowa and to Missouri, being on the frontier the most of the time.  On account of this, our subject was not permitted to attend school, consequently his education had to be gained by studying at home, carefully improving all odd moments, which he has most thoroughly done with the result that he is one of the well posted men of the county.  In 1867, our subject went to Missouri and three years later, journeyed to Page county, Iowa, where be farmed for fifteen years, then took a homestead in Sully county, South Dakota.  After selling that property, he came to Washington, and explored various portions of the state, going from the Sound to the Palouse and other sections.  He finally selected the Big Bend as the place and took a pre-emption where he now dwells.  He bought other land and has now a fine farm.  He has a good house and the farm is provided with all the improvements necessary.  Mr. Halterman raises a great many Poland-China hogs and has a fine stock at present.  He has two brothers, Ephraim and Andrew, and one sister, Mrs. Harriett Reeve.