Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
CHARLES A. BLATT is operating
the Tenasket hotel at Molson, which is unquestionably the largest and finest
equipped house in the county of Okanogan. It was built under his supervision
and he is conducting it to-day in first class shape. Mr. Blatt is
an experienced host and his thorough knowledge of the care of guests, for
whom he provides the best of everything, makes his place a popular resort
for traveling people. It is a house of thirty-three rooms, well arranged,
tastefully kept, and provided with all modern conveniences.
Charles A. Blatt was born in Wood county,
Ohio, October 28, 1860, the son of Daniel and Sarah A. (Strock) Blatt,
natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio, respectively. They are now living
in Mahoney county, Ohio, the father in his seventy-sixth year and the mother
in her seventieth. Two children have been born to them, our subject
and William G., engaged with the Pingree shoe manufacturers of Detroit,
Charles A. attended school until the age of
twelve, then engaged as salesman in a mercantile shop until 1880, when
he went to Clinton, Missouri. The following year he made his initial
venture in the hotel business, continuing in the same for several
years. In 1889, he went to Kansas City and was traveling salesman
for a wholesale jewelry house for five years. At the end of that
period he went to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and again took up the hotel business.
After this Mr. Blatt filled the position of a first class host in Cripple
Creek, Colorado, and later in Denver. It was in June, 1900, that
he came to the reservation and decided to locate at Molson. The plans
of the Tenasket house were drawn under his supervision and the same was
erected and is now operated by him. He also handles a first class
bar, well stocked.
On August 20, 1900, at Greenwood, British
Columbia, Mr. Blatt married Margaret Milan, a native of Indiana.
One child, Charles F. M., was born to them December 20, 1901.
Mr. Blatt is a member of the Eagles, and is
one of the genial and affable men of this place. The traveling people
say of Mr. Blatt that his hotel is one of the most comfortable and well-kept
in the northwest.