Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     ROBERT A. GARRETT is one of the industrious and well to do agriculturists and stock men of Okanogan county.  His estate is situated three miles south from Loomis, and was taken by him under the homestead act.  It is well improved and laid under tribute to produce bountiful crops of hay and other fruits of the field.  Mr. Garrett has his place well irrigated, which makes it exceptionally valuable.  He also raises considerable stock, as cattle, horses and hogs.
     Robert A. Garrett was born August 11, 1859, in Buncombe county, North Carolina, the son of John and Julia (Wells) Garrett, natives of South and North Carolina, respectively.  The father served through the Civil War in the Confederate army, and is still living in North Carolina, aged eighty-five.  The mother died in 1898, aged seventy.  Our subject is the fourth of a family of nine children, six of whom are now in the east.  He grew to manhood in his native place, receiving his education from the public schools.  At the age of twenty-one he went to the mines in Colorado, where he wrought for three years.  Following this he returned home for a visit, and in 1883 he came to Dayton, Washington, and engaged in sawmilling.  He then wrought in Walla Walla and Ellensburg, finally locating in the Columbia valley, below Portland, and bought a sawmill, which he operated until the spring of 1891.  In the fall of that year Mr. Garrett came to his present place, and here he has lived since.  For four years he owned and operated the stage from Oroville to Loomis, and has been engaged in several other enterprises besides farming.
     In 1887, while at Dayton, Mr. Garrett married Miss Mary E. Brown, who was born near Salem, Oregon.  Her parents, who crossed the plains while they were young, were married in the Williamette valley, and later removed to Dayton, where they died.  To our subject and his wife four children have been born, as follows, Elva, Raleigh, Bertie and Geneva.  Mr. Garrett is a man well liked, and is known as one of the thrifty, upright and reliable men of the county.