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.

     T. H. FARIS is the proprietor of a well appointed livery stable in Wilbur, where he is doing a thriving business.  He was born in Smith county, Virginia, in 1868, being the son of Wilson and Mollie (Derman) Faris, natives of Virginia.  The father served all through the Civil war as Major and Colonel on General Lee's staff, participating in some of the fiercest battles of the war, as Gettysburg, Spottsylvania, and so forth.  He was an educator by profession and a very progressive man.  Our subject received his educational training in the common schools of Virginia and wrought for his father on the farm until the time of his majority.  In 1889, he went to Nebraska and there labored for three years.  After that period, he returned to Virginia and spent five years on the old home farm.  In March, 1898, Mr. Faris came to Wilbur and bought a half section of land.  He improved it well and sold it and then bought three-fourths of a section of land.  He more than doubled his money on the enterprise and then invested on February 22, 1902, in the livery business in Wilbur.  He has a very good stock of rigs, fine traveling animals, and leaves nothing undone for the comfort and convenience of his patrons, being a very popular livery man. Fraternally, Mr. Faris is affiliated with the army of Loyal Americans and stands well in the community.  It is greatly to his credit to say that his present holding has been entirely gained since he came to this country, having no means to start with when he located in Lincoln county.