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.
MILTON C. SALTER is the proprietor
of the Almira livery stable, one of the leading business establishments
in that town, and which has been conducted in such a manner that it enjoys
a thriving patronage. Mr. Salter has a large establishment, excellent
rigs, and a good stand of driving and riding horses, and leaves nothing
undone for the comfort and safety of his patrons.
Milton C. Salter was born in Michigan, on
April 10, 1868, being the son of John W. and Emaline (Clendenen) Salter.
The father was born in England and came to America when a young man and
settled with his parents on a farm in Michigan. He learned the machinist's
trade which he followed a portion of his life and also did contracting
on the construction work of the railroad. He was in the shops of
the leading railroads for over thirty years and is now a retired citizen
in Michigan. The mother was born in New England and died when our
subject was an infant. Milton C. received his education in the district
schools of Michigan, then went to work on his grandfathers' farm, where
he remained until 1885. In that year he journeyed west to Iowa and
worked some time for wages then returned to Michigan. In 1887, he
went to Nebraska and engaged with a sheep dealer. His business was
to make journeys to Nevada and other points and purchase large bands of
sheep and take them across the plains to Nebraska. In 1890, he came
to Almira, Washington and spent two years working for wages. He then
went into the horse business and turned his attention to raising horses
until 1900, in which year he opened his present stable in Almira.
Since then, Mr. Salter has been paying constant attention to his livery
business and the result is a very fine patronage.
In 1900, Mr. Salter married Miss Florence
Coley. She was born in Indiana and came to Washington with her parents
in 1888. They lived sometime at Sprague and later moved to Almira
and now dwell on the farm near Hartline.
To Mr. and Mrs. Salter, two children have
been born, Nila V. and Hazel M.