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 business interests.
     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 young people.