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
LUCIEN E. KELLOGG is at the present
time the efficient and popular incumbent of the auditor's office in Waterville,
having gained the office by running two hundred and thirty a head of his
ticket. Previous to this incumbency, Mr. Kellogg was receiver of
the United States land office for four years. He is well known and
one of the leading men of the county and has always labored faithfully
for general development. Mr. Kellogg has been a very successful newspaper
man as will appear in the following.
Lucien E. Kellog was born in Ashtabula, Ohio,
on August 3, 1850, being the son of Lucien H. and Amanda (Harmon) Kellogg.
The father was born in Ohio and his ancestors were from the state of Massachusetts,
the family being prominent in early American history. The mother
was also born in Ohio, and came from a stanch Amercian family. Our
subject was well educated, finishing at the Grand River Institute in Austinsburg,
Ohio. Immediately following his graduation he went to learn the printer's
trade and in 1876, came west to Washington and in company with Charles
B. Hopkins, now United States marshal for the state of Washington, with
headquarters at Tacoma, started the Palouse Gazette at Colfax.
Later he sold out and started the Northwest Tribune, which he removed
to Cheney, one year later and there was active in the county seat fight.
After that conflict had subsided, Mr. Kellogg sold his paper to George
Schorr and removed to Spokane. In 1888, he came thence to Waterville
and established the Big Bend Empire which he conducted for eight
years, making it one of the forceful factors in this section. Selling
this to D. C. DeGolia, Mr. Kellogg bought a half interest in the Advance
at Wenatchee. One year later he sold his interest to O. B. Fuller
and then established the Chelan Herald which he conducted until
1897. In that year he received the appointment to the receivership
mentioned and since then has given his time to duties outside the newspaper
realm. Mr. Kellogg has three brothers, Frank, William and Charles.
The latter was nominee for superior judge in the Whatcom judicial district
at the time of his death. He had served for four years in the Civil
Mr. Kellogg was first married in Spokane,
Louisa M. Jillson becoming his wife then. Afterward, unavoidablecircumstances
compelled the annulling of this marriage. One child had been born,
Lucien T., a printer in Spokane. Later Mr. Kellogg married Miss Hattie
C. Fuller, a native of Ashtabula, Ohio. Her parents are Byron and
Rachel (Gary) Fuller, natives of Ohio. To Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg, five
children have been born, Charles M., Carlyle, Ruth, Marion, Katherine.
Mrs. Kellogg has two brothers, Otis B. and Harry. Mr. Kellogg is
a member of the I. O. O. F. and the K. O. T. M.