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.
ORSON TUCKER lives on his well-improved
farm of one hundred and sixty acres three miles east and five and one-half
miles south of Davenport, Washington. He was born in Yuba county,
California, October 21, 1862, the son of John J. and Mary (Shockly) Tucker.
The father was born at Great Barrington, Massachusetts, came to California
in 1850, where he followed mining for a space and afterward settled in
Yuba county, where he is now living a retired life at the age of seventy.
The mother of Mr. Tucker was born in Iowa and crossed the plains with her
family in the early days to California. She died in 1876.
Mr. Tucker had two sisters, Mrs. Laura Hatty
and Mrs. Lucy Copenhaver, who are now deceased.
After the death of his mother Mr. Tucker was
taken to rear by his aunt, and while in her charge he attended school for
a number of years. As he became older he went to live with a JohnHogan.
He stayed with Mr. Hogan for some years, during which time he drove stage
for him four years in California and with him came to Lincoln county, Washington.
They came here in 1882, and for seven years Mr. Tucker worked in the employ
of Mr. Hogan. He located his present home as a homestead and has
made it his home ever since. He now owns three hundred and twenty
acres of agricultural land all of which is in cultivation and well improved.
He farms his own land and in addition rents five hundred acres each year,
raising grain exclusively. In 1903 he harvested 14,000 bushels of
wheat. Mr. Tucker is a member of the Foresters lodge of Davenport.