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

     JAMES M. JUDD of the firm of Judd & Son, liverymen at Loomis, is one of the well known pioneer residents of Okanogan county and a man who has shown himself possessed both of good business qualifications and a genial uprightness which have won for him excellent holdings and a large circle of friends.
     James M. Judd was born in Indiana on August 10, 1849, the son of William and Sarah (Climer) Judd, natives of Ohio and now deceased, having completed the time of their lives in Nebraska.  At the age of three years our subject came with his parents to Jones county, Iowa, whence they moved to Floyd county in the same state where he grew to manhood and received his education.  On July 15, 1873, Mr. Judd married Miss Alma Sheldon, a native of Madison county, Wisconsin.  Shortly after the nuptials had been celebrated, they journeyed to Dakota county, Nebraska, thence to Wayne county and later to Holt county in the same state.  In 1881 they came to the Black Hills in South Dakota, Mr. Judd having freighted in there in 1877.  He first engaged in prospecting then freighted and finally took a ranch and raised stock, being successful in this line.  He drove from eastern Iowa to Nebraska, thence to the Black Hills and in 1886 crossed the mountains to Spokane and finally on to Loomis, in 1889.  Although the trip was made in later years he had as many adventures as many of the old pioneers who crossed the plains before railroad times.  At first he established himself in a general merchandise business in Loomis, remaining until the spring of 1891, when he built a livery stable, where he has since continued doing a fine business.  The stable is well equipped with comfortable and stylish rigs, has plenty of first class animals, and the proprietors leave nothing undone for the comfort and safety of guests.  They do a general livery, feed and sale business and are prosperous.  The son owns one-half  interest in the business.  After building the stable Mr. Judd operated it for some time, then leased it and engaged in the saw mill business.  Later he returned to the livery business and has given his attention to it largely since.  Mr. Judd owns one-third interest in the security mines but sold to a company, reserving a good block of stock.  Their property lies about one mile north of Loomis on the west slope of Palmer mountain and shows up well in gold.  They have a large amount of development work done.  Mr. Judd owns a fine residence in Loomis and about six acres of land.  He has a private water system, which supplies both residence and barn besides other residences of Loomis.  He is a member of the I. O. O. F.  To Mr. and Mrs. Judd five children have been born: Lillian M., wife of James O'Heren; Eugene J., married to Katie Elmore; William L.; Albert; and Forester.