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
HIRAM H. HUTTON is one of the
well known business men of Coulee City and is handling a large lumber yard,
where he has been in business for the past twelve years.
Hiram H. Hutton was born in Saint Clair county,
Michigan, on June 11, 1868, the son of William H. and Mary J. (Higgins)
Hutton, natives of New York state. The father fought for the union
in the Civil War and sustains a fine record as a soldier. Our subject
was educated in the public schools of his native and Lapeer counties, and
remained in Michigan until he was twenty. Then he went west to Chicago
and there was in the railway telegraphic service for two years. He
was with the Grand Trunk until 1888, when he came on west and entered the
employ of the Northern Pacific. Among other places he served at Cheney
and Rathdrum. He then went to Coulee City, and soon started a confectionery
store. In 1892 he sold this enterprise and started a saloon and a
lumber yard and has operated both since.
Mr. Hutton has the following named brothers
and sisters, Frank, Emmett J., William W., Cassius A., Angus P., H. Wells
and Mrs. Etta Clayton.
The marriage of Mr. Hutton and Miss Asdie
M. Salisbury was celebrated at Spokane, on March 1, 1897. Mrs. Hutton's
parents are natives of Iowa. She has one brother, Earl, living in
The Dales, Oregon. To Mr. and Mrs. Hutton, the following named children
have been born: Lena M., on March 2, 1898; Henry L., on January 2, 1900;
Zella M., on July 4, 1902. All are natives of Coulee City.