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.

     CHARLES H. LITTELL.  Among the settlers of the log cabin period of Lincoln county, were Charles H. Littell, wife and family, who, together with Mrs. Littell's parents, came across the plains from Missouri, in the summer of 1881.  Mr. Littell was born in Michigan, February 10, 1857.  His father, Aaron Littell, a man of French descent, was a native of New Jersey, who made his home successively in Michigan, and in Buffalo county, Wisconsin, at which latter place he died.  His mother, Mary (Brown) Littell, also a native of New Jersey, died in Emmet county, Iowa.
     Our subject was the youngest of nine children.  With his parents he went from the state of his birth to Wisconsin.  After his father's death, in 1865, the family emigrated to Iowa, thence to Atchison county, Missouri, where Mr. Littell was married, March 9, 1879, to Arminda Brink, a native of McDonough county, Illinois.  Her father, Thomas Brink, also was a native of McDonough county; her mother, Mary (Bolan) Brink, was born in Ohio.
     As has been stated, Mr. and Mrs. Brink accompanied their daughter to the vicinity of Mondovi, where they made their home and where both died, Mrs. Brink December 31, 1900, aged sixty-four, and Mr. Brink seventeen days later, aged sixty-seven.  They had eleven children, seven of whom are living.  Mrs. Brink's brother, Andrew Bolan, was well known in this section as being Indian agent on the Yakima reservation, and was murdered by the Indians in the early history of the state.
     Mr. Littell first settled on a place five miles out from Mondovi, where he lived nineteen years, then removed to the present home of the family, seven and a half miles northeast of Mondovi.  Here he has three hundred and twenty acres of land, well improved and stocked with carefully bred horses, cattle and swine.
     Mr. and Mrs. Littell have been parents of six children; Pearl M., wife of Oliver Plews, in Deer Park; Gilbert C.; Myrtle G., wife of Warren Owen; Charles M., deceased; William M., deceased; and Ray M.
     Mr. Littell was reared on a farm; nevertheless he succeeded in acquiring a good common school education, as did also his wife.  They are devout Christians, holding membership in the United Brethren church, and are known throughout a wide circle of acquaintances for their many good qualities, and correctness of living.  They have in past years had a hard struggle for a livelihood, and have had probably more than their just share of adversity, but are now prosperous and able to live in happiness and comfort.