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.
GEORGE W. BRINDLE, a farmer living
one half mile south and two miles east of Mondovi, Washington, was born
in Ashland county, Ohio, February 14, 1857. His father was John Brindle,
born in Pennsylvania, and died in Ohio in the year 1876; and his mother
was Susan (Burns) Brindle, who is still living on the old homestead in
Ohio at the age of seventy-three years. She, too, was born in Pennsylvania,
the daughter of Peter Burns, a soldier of the War of 1812, who lived to
the age of ninety-six.
Mr. Brindle's brothers and sisters are, Mrs.
Elizabeth Cotter, Mary, Mrs. Martha Gongwer, Mrs. Emma Markley, Mrs. Josephine
Boles, Mrs. Alice Simpson, John, Elmer and Edward.
The subject of our sketch was reared to manhood
on a farm in the state of his birth. In the month of March, 1889,
he came to the Big Bend country and in 1891 he purchased the homestead
filing on his present farm. When he came here he settled on his claim
of one hundred and sixty acres of raw land, and now owns three hundred
and twenty acres of first class soil and all under cultivation. He
has the very best and most modern improvements, and a water system by which
water is piped into his house and barn by means of a windmill and tank.
He makes a specialty of the culture of cereals.
During December, 1881, Mr. Brindle took for
his wife Jane Imhoff, who was born in Ohio, to Peter and Anna (Menson)
Imhoff, both living in Reardan. To this union three children were
born, Ralph, Lule and Earl. On May 15, 1900, the family was bereaved
by the death of the wife and another.
George W. Brindle is a member in good standing
of Reardan Lodge, number eighty-four, I. O. O. F. Although he came
to the county with no money nor worldly possessions of any sort he is now
doing well and considered in comfortable circumstances.