Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
WARREN W. ALDERMAN is one of
the well known and energetic men of Okanogan county, and is successfully
handling several enterprises at the present time. He was born in
Story county, Iowa, on March 27, 1867, the son of Hezekiah and Rhoda (Smith)
Alderman, natives of Ohio. Our subject grew up on a farm, and received
his education from the common schools. In 1882 he went to Valley
county, Nebraska, and rode the range, after which he drove stage to Kearney
junction. Subsequent to this he followed foot racing and earned considerable
money in this line. He never was beaten but once, and that was by
the noted "Hy Pachen," but afterwards he beat him, and the two traveled
together for several years. The race was one hundred yards, and he
was known in his best days as one of the fastest runners on record.
On November 9, 1887, in Box Butte county,
Nebraska Mr. Alderman married Miss Jessie P., daughter of Thomas and Clementine
A. (Keller) McKinney. In 1888 they came to Easton in the Cascade
mountains, and later went to Portland. Afterwards they visited Spokane,
and in 1890, located in Okanogan county. Loomis then contained only
two houses and was known by the unique name of Ragtown. In December,
1891, he located his ranch on the south end of Palmer lake. He has
one hundred and seventy-two acres all fenced, cultivated, and improved
with barn, orchard, and so forth. It is all bottom land and very
valuable. Mr. Alderman devoted his attention to general farming and
stock raising until recently, when he sold his cattle, moved to Nighthawk,
and erected a commodious livery and feed stable which he is now operating
with a good patronage. He also has a good residence in Nighthawk.
On October19, 1899, Mrs. Alderman was called
to pass the river of death, leaving her husband and four children, Emmet
H., Neil T., Dovie C., and Irvin A. On October 9, 1902, Mr. Alderman was
married to Miss Jennie Z., daughter of Charles and Hattie (Mullen) Adair.
Mrs. Alderman's parents came from the east in 1899 and are now living in
Okanogan county. Our subject held the position of deputy treasurer
and also deputy sheriff. He is a memher of the I. 0. 0. F., and W.
of W., having filled the chairs in the latter order.