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.

     BRIDGET SULLIVAN is one of the well known people of Davenport.  She is a woman whose labors and business career have stamped her as possessed of ability and sound business integrity.  She has overcome the hardships of life with a display of excellent fortitude and stability.  Mrs. Sullivan was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, in June, 1829, being the only child of James and Mary (Torbin) Corken, natives of Ireland, where they remained until their death.  When she was a child of twelve years, she journeyed from Ireland to Buffalo, New York, without companions.  She made this journey for the purpose of coming to an aunt who lived in this country and with her she lived until nineteen years of age.  Thence Miss Corken went to St. Joseph, Missouri, where she mar- Michael Sullivan, the nuptials occurring in 1860.  They moved to Kansas and there farmed until Mr. Sullivan's death in 1884.  She continued to handle the farm for four years, then journeyed with her children to Davenport, Washington.  For two years, she was occupied in keeping a hotel here, then took a homestead, which she sold to her son.  Immediately following that, she went to Yakima and remained there nine months, returning then to Davenport.  Since then she has been living with her daughter Molley and together they are operating dressmaking parlors and a hotel.  Mrs. Sullivan owns property in Davenport and is one of the highly respected citizens.  She is the mother of seven children, Thomas, in Montana; Molley, living with her mother; James and Michael, twins, and farmers on Bachelor Prairie; Bridget, wife of D. N. Keeney, a jeweler in Yakima; Richard and Daniel, twins, the former in Yakima and the latter in Paha.  Mrs. Sullivan is a member of the Catholic church.