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

     LEE IVES.  To Mr. Ives belongs the distinction of locating the town site and settling the town of Pateros.  It was in 1886 that he first settled upon the land now occupied by this municipality and the name given by him was Ives.  The place began to flourish and continued so to do under that name until four years since, when by common consent it was changed to Pateros.  Upon settlement here, Mr. Ives built a hotel and since that time has continued in the operation of the same, with the exception of one year.  He now has a fine large structure, well appointed and conducted in a first class manner.  He has shown himself to be a good host and a favorite with the traveling public.  Industry and dispatch, characterize the place and during the outing season, Mr. Ives is favored with a large trade from tourists, and each year shows the place to be more popular and more largely patronized.  In addition to the hotel, he is operating a first class livery and does a good business in this line also.  He has the largest and best rigs, good stock and is known as a man of integrity and uprightness.
     Lee Ives was born on October 30, 1853, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the son of Allan and Mary (Dieter) Ives, both natives of Ohio.  Ten years later he went with his parents to Nebraska and thence to Joel county, Kansas, where he completed his education in the common schools.  In 1875, he crossed the plains to Portland and lived in that state for one year.  Then he came to Washington and lived in Columbia, later at Klickitat, then in Yakima and in Kittitas counties.  Finally he came to the place where he now resides, in 1886.  Mr. Ives is a real pioneer and showed a commendable ability and sterling worth in the establishment and erection, afterward, of the town of Ives, which has become the beautiful and thriving little village of Pateros.  He has also shown himself to be a public minded and progressive man and has always labored assiduously for the growth and upbuilding of this country.
     On November 19, 1874, in Joel county, Kansas, Mr. Ives married Miss Rene M., daughter of Riley and Caroline (Meyers) Fuller, natives of Michigan.  Mr. Ives is a member of the I. 0. 0. F. He is one of the old pioneers, well known, and is a good, substantial citizen.