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.

     JOHN L. TRIPP has just completed a magnificent livery barn, the largest in Davenport.  It was built on the site of his former barn, which had been destroyed by fire in the summer of 1903.  It is a fine structure and a strictly up to date livery.  Mr. Tripp is an experienced hand at the business and enjoys an excellent patronage and makes a specialty as well to buy and sell horses.  He owns a large farm some five miles from town and raises a great many high grade horses.
     John L. Tripp was born in Barry county, Michigan, on October 8, 1853, the son of Chester C. and Harriett (Wilkinson) Tripp, natives of New York.  They came to Michigan in 1853 and there remained until the time of their death.  They were the parents of eight children, Elphina, Oscar, Adelbert, Amby, John L., Ivan, Anna, and Cortize.  Our subject received his educational training during the first fifteen years of his life and then assumed the responsibilities for himself and began working on a farm.  He continued this until twenty, then bought land and went to farming for himself.  In 1882 he came to Washington and followed logging for a year.  After that he settled in Lincoln county, taking up a homestead which he has operated since.  In 1885 Mr. Tripp came to Davenport and took charge of the livery barn.  He sold it later and built a barn for himself.  Part of the time he has devoted to this in person and part of the time it has been rented, until it burned as stated above.  The new barn is a very fine structure and is receiving its full share of patronage.
     In 1896 Mr. Tripp married Lyddie M. Eichelberger, the widow of Fred E.  She was born in Iowa and came to Washington in 1892.  By her former husband, Mrs. Tripp has three children, Leroy, Fred, and Arthur.  Mr. Tripp is a stanch Democrat and active in political matters.
     He is a member of the W. W. and the R. A.  Mrs. Tripp is a member of the Women of Woodcraft and the R. A.
She also belongs to the Presbyterian church.
     Mr. and Mrs. Tripp have one child, Elphina G., born August 13, 1903.