Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
THOMAS S. ANGLIN is a general
merchant on Bonaparte creek, in Okanogan county. He is a genuine pioneer
as will be seen by the following. He was born on May 10, 1857, in
Douglas county, Oregon, the son of Joshua T. and Elizabeth (Little) Anglin.
The father was born in Kentucky, and crossed the plains from Iowa to California
with ox teams, in 1849, taking part in the first gold excitement.
Later he came on to Douglas county, Oregon, and took up a general merchandise
business at Canyonville. He participated in the Rogue River Indian
war, and died at Shasta county, California, in 1891. The mother was
born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and came with her parents in an ox train
from Illinois to Utah in 1855. The next year they made their way
to Douglas county, Oregon, and she died in Stevens county, Washington,
in 1899, aged sixty-six. To this worthy couple, five children were
born, as follows: Thomas S., the subject of this article; Mrs. Kate McAlpin;
Elmer E.; Mrs. Susan Pierce; and Charles A. Thomas S. was but two years
old when the family moved to Salem, Oregon, and in 1868, they moved to
Amity. Later he traveled with them to Colusa county, California,
whence in 1871 they went to Shasta county. He was well educated in
the schools in the various places where they had lived, and in 1880, came
to Whitman county, Washington, and there on June 26, 1881, he married Miss
Olive Richardson, who was born in Linn county, Oregon, on July 17, 1860.
Her father, Andrew J. Richardson, was born in Indiana, and married Mary
J. Gallaher. He crossed the plains in 1850, and settled in Linn county,
Oregon, on a donation claim. His death occurred in Athena, in that
state, in 1880. The mother crossed the plains in 1844 with her parents,
and died in Whitman county, Washington, in 1897, in her sixty-third year.
To them, the following children were born, Frank A., Mrs. Ella Gay, Morgan
A., William C., Ruth Rooks, Mrs. Amy C. Daniels, deceased; George H., Mrs.
Elva V. Daniels, and Mary E., deceased.
Soon after his marriage, Mr. Anglin took a
homestead near Colton in Whitman county, and gave his attention to farming
until 1892, when he moved into Colton and took up the butcher business.
Six years later he came to Gifford, Stevens county, and engaged in general
merchandising. In 1899, he located a general merchandise store at
Kettle Falls, which he still owns. In September, 1902, he came to
their present home place, and located forty acres of land. He immediately
erected a store building and a residence, and put in a very large stock
of goods, perhaps the largest in the reservation portion of Okanogan county.
It is complete and well selected for the needs of this section, and he
has gained a fine patronage.
On October 29, 1902, he succeeded in getting
a post office established at his place. To Mr. and Mrs. Anglin, five
children have been born, named as follows: Walter E., in Port Ludlow, Washington;
Ethel C., wife of John Buckland, near Anglin; Grace I., attending the high
school at Walla Walla; Thomas S.; and Raymond, deceased. To Mr. and
Mrs. Buckland, one child, Garnet Irene, has been born, it being the first
grandchild of our subject. Mr. Anglin is a member of the Presbyterian
church, and a Democrat. He is a member of the 1.0.0.F., having filled
all the chairs, and of the W.W.