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
HANNAH M. PHAR, whose maiden name was Leabo, was born in Atchison county, Missouri, in the year 1841. At the age of five years she crossed the plains with her parents, traversing the entire distance by ox team, which journey consumed nine months. They came direct to the Willamette valley, and thence to Walla Walla, Washington, in 1866. In 1881 Mrs. Phar came to the vicinity of Davenport.
In Polk county, Oregon, during the year 1858, Hannah M. Leabo was married to Charles F. Phar, a native of Indiana, who, in 1852, came by way of Nicaragua to San Francisco and then to Oregon. He came on the same ship with Joseph Lane, who later became one of the most prominent men in Oregon, and who was most closely identified with the early history of that state. Mr. Phar participated in the Indian war of 1855, and like his friend, Mr. Lane, was a prominent factor in the pioneer affairs of the state. Mr. Phar died in 1899, in his seventieth year. Mrs. Phar still lives in the vicinity of Davenport.
Mr. and Mrs. Phar were parents of eight children: Isaac E., in Republic, Washington; John F., at Peck, Idaho; Mrs. Mary M. Owen, of Portland; Mrs. Talitha E. Lamb, at Stites, Idaho; Mrs. Eunice McNew, of Davenport; Mrs. Grace E. King, in Gerome, Stevens county, Washington; and William H. Phar, of Russel, Idaho.