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.
BALEY J. TUTTLE resides about
three miles southwest from Brewster in the Central Ferry Canyon where he
owns a farm of one hundred and sixty acres, the title of which was secured
through the timber culture right. Mr. Tuttle raises about one hundred
acres of grain each year and handles stock but most of his time is devoted
to his orchards. He has fifteen acres of irrigated land, the water
coming from large springs and this with some more besides is planted to
apples, pears, peaches, plums, grapes and so forth. He raises excellent
fruit in abundance. He supplies the home market and also ships to Spokane
and Seattle. In the lines of endeavor in which we find him, he has
made an excellent success and is one of the prosperous men of Douglas county.
Bailey J. Tuttle was born in Kentucky, on
February 11, 1854, the son of Berry and Perlissa (Tyndall) Tuttle, natives
of Illinois and Tennessee, respectively. The father participated
in the war of the Rebellion. Our subject attended the district schools
in Berry county, Missouri and there grew to manhood, remaining with his
parents until twenty-three years of age. At that time, he came west
with wagons across the plains via the Green River route and settled in
Uniontown, Whitman county, where he took a homestead and pre-emption and
devoted himself to farming. In 1892, he sold this property and came
to his present location in Douglas county. Since that time, he has
been occupied as stated above and is to be numbered with the industrious
and successful residents in this county. Mr. Tuttle has one brother,
Andrew R., and two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Paslay and Mrs. Sarah E. Gainor.
In Whitman county, near Uniontown, on September
22, 1882, Mr. Tuttle married Juliza Paslay, the daughter of Thomas and
Susannah (Ruble) Paslay, natives of Kentucky and Virginia, respectively.
Mrs. Tuttle was born in Berry county, Missouri, on August 21, 1866, and
has the following brothers and sisters, George W., William R., Thomas and
Mrs. Anneliza Adams. To Mr. and Mrs. Tuttle, six children have
been born, named as follows: Gaines M., born in Latah county, Idaho, on
July 1, 1884; Thomas V., born in Latah county, Idaho, February 22, 1886;
Chester A., born in Whitman county, on May 11, 1889; Mildred J., born in
Whitman county, November 1, 1890; Frederick J., born in Douglas county,
on March 14, 1893; and Nina Leona, born in Douglas county, June 5, 1900.
Mr. Tuttle his been director of his district
for some time and takes a lively interest in political matters and local