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.