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
ISAAC J. MINNICK, treasurer of Lincoln county, was born in Missouri, June 18, 1856, and is now residing at Davenport. He is the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Williams) Minnick, both natives of Tennessee and both descended from old and prominent Virginia families. During the Civil War the father served in the union army two years, and died in Kansas in 1869. The mother died in 1892.
In the "Sunflower State" our subject was reared and educated, the entire time of his study being eighteen months in the district schools, his parents having removed there when he was ten years of age. At the age of fourteen he began the world for himself in the same section of the country, working in various lines of employment. He came to Washington in 1885 and filed on a homestead in the northeast portion of Lincoln county. This land he successfully cultivated nine years, and was then appointed deputy county treasurer, residing at Sprague. In 1895 Mr. Minnick came to Davenport, at the time of the removal of the county seat. In 1900 he was elected county treasurer on the Democratic ticket, running ahead of the same three hundred and seventy-nine votes.
Our subject has four brothers and three sisters; William, a Lincoln county farmer; John and Charles, following the same avocation in Kansas; James, engaged in the grocery business in Kansas City, Missouri; Martha, wife of J. W. Huges; Sarah, wife of William Maulding; and Mary, wife of Clayburn Fussman, a merchant in Arkansas.
March 8, 1883, at Centropolis, Kansas, Mr. Minnick was united in marriage to Myra Hopkins, a native of Indiana, and the daughter of Albert and Margaret (Caldwell) Hopkins, both of Kentucky. They at present reside in St. Louis, where the father is retired from active business pursuits. Two children have been born. to Mr. and Mrs. Minnick, Mabel and Gertrude, both living at home. Fraternally, our subject is a member of the A. O. U. W., W. W., K. O. T. M. and A. F. & A. M. Our subject, his estimable wife, and his daughters are members of the Christian church. Mr. Minnick is a popular gentleman, widely known throughout eastern Washington, and highly esteemed by all.