Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
CHARLES GRANT resides six miles
north from Pateros and gets his mail at Methow. He is one of the
pioneer settlers of the Methow valley and has been constantly engaged in
the good labor of improvement and development since the time of his migration
to this point. When he first came here the supplies had to be drawn
from Sprague and Spokane and the mail was obtained at Waterville.
He was one of twelve settlers of the lower Methow valley, at that time.
Eighteen hundred eighty-eight was the year in which he took his present
land by squatter's right, to which he has since obtained title through
the homestead right. The land is well fenced and supplied with other
improvements, including buildings, orchards and so forth. His ranch
is subirrigated by seven living springs and he raises three crops of alfalfa
without irrigation. Mr. Grant raises from seventy-five to one hundred
head of cattle each year and produces all the hay and forage necessary
for the same on his own ranch. He has also plenty of horses and raises
a great many hogs.
Charles Grant was born in Grantown, Murrayshire,
Scotland, on October 3, 1861, the son of Charles and Jane (Ross) Grant,
natives of Scotland, where they remained until their death. Our subject
spent the first twenty years of his life in his native land, being trained
by his father in the good work of the husbandman. In educational
lines he received his training in the public schools. At the age
of twenty he departed from his home and soon landed in Ontario, Canada,
where he farmed for four years. He next went to Grant county, Oregon,
remaining there and near Dayville until 1888, in which year he came to
the Methow, as noted above.
Fraternally Mr. Grant is a member of the W.
0. W. He is a man of good standing in the community and has never yet seen
fit to forsake the joys of the celibatarian for a voyage on the matrimonial