Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams, and Franklin Counties", published by Western Historical
Publishing Co., 1904.
EDGAR HOON. In enumerating
the leading men of Franklin county, one is certain to include the name
of the gentleman, of whom we now purport to speak. Various reasons
are forthcoming for this selection, among which may be mentioned that Mr.
Hoon is a real pioneer of Washington, being a native as well, and that
he has wrought with display of energy and wisdom in his chosen occupations,
that he is also guided in his efforts by manly and upright principles which
distinguish him as a man of reliability and excellent standing. Being
satisfied that the state where he was born was the best place for a young
man, he has labored close to his native heath and has succeeded admirably,
owing entirely to the tireless energy and wisdom displayed in the care
and acquirement of property.
Edgar Hoon was born in Walla Walla county,
Washington, on April 18, 1869, being the son of Philip and Jennie (Fay)
Hoon, natives of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, respectively, and now residing
in Milton, Oregon. Such educational training as could be secured
in the early schools and institutions of this country was provided for
young Hoon, and he made the best of his opportunities. His father
was an extensive operator in stock in this and adjoining states, and our
subject early learned the important business. When twenty-one he
started for himself, first handling cattle. This was in 1890, but
since that time, he has disposed of all of his neat stock and his now handling
sheep instead. He owns, in partnership with J. E. Sizemore, about
five thousand of these profitable animals and also has more than five thousand
acres of land on the Snake, which is utilized for winter pasturage.
Mr. Hoon takes his stock to the mountainous regions during the summer months
and as the weather declines he brings them to the lower altitudes, using
the home land for the few weeks in the heart of winter. He owns a
pleasant and commodious residence in Pasco and from there oversees his
The happy day of Mr. Hoon's marriage was in
the fall of 1892. Then Miss Nevada Johnson became his bride.
Her parents, George and Maggie Johnson, are now living in Freewater, Oregon.
To this union, three children have been born, Bernice, Zella, and Thelma.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoon are leaders in society and have many admiring friends.
Their home is one of the choice ones of Pasco and they are highly esteemed