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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.


     FREDRICK S. KINER.  For more than a decade the subject of this article has been one of the energetic and substantial agriculturists of Lincoln county and has certainly done well his share in the development and upbuilding of the country.  He was born in Iowa on January 24, 1863, the son of William H. and Sarah A. (Wheeler) Kiner, natives of Ohio.  The father followed coopering and farming.  Our subject was educated in the common schools and spent the interims in working on the farm.  After the days with school books were over, he remained with his father until twenty-two, being engaged on the farm.  Then he went to farming for himself and continued with success there until 1892, when he came to Wilbur, taking a homestead about sixteen miles southwest of Wilbur.  Later he bought a quarter section about five miles southeast from Wilbur, where his home is at present, and here he has devoted himself to farming and stockraising since that time.  During these years, Mr. Kiner has been adding to his estate, until he now has four hundred and eighty acres of fertile wheat land, which is laid under tribute to produce annually dividends in excellent crops.
     In 1886, Mr. Kiner married Miss Idella J., daughter of Levi A. and Mary J. (Latta) Courtney, natives of Iowa.  Mrs. Kiner was born in Iowa on January 28, 1865.  She has one sister, Mrs. Anna Greenhard, at Birmingham, Iowa; two half sisters, Mrs. Amelia Kuhn, in Washington, Iowa; Mrs. Clara Peterson, in Batavia, Iowa; and one half brother, Alvin Cassidy, of Fairfield, Iowa.  Mr. Kiner has the following brothers and sisters: James M., Rosa A., deceased, Joseph L., Frank S., Edward A., Rebecca J., and Mary E.  Mr. Kiner has prospered well since coming to Lincoln county owing to his energy, skill, and sagacity in handling the resources of the country.  He stands well among the residents and is a man of good ability.  Fraternally, he is affiliated with the W. W.
     Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Kiner, Iva P., Maida M., Glenn F., Lilla I., and Blanche H.
 

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