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

     EDWARD S. OVERACKER, who resides eight miles south of Kipling, is one of the leading stock men and farmers of this section.  He has manifested a true pioneer spirit, in that he wended his way to this country and has opened up a good farm, while he possesses other property in the older settled sections.
     Edward S. Overacker was born in Jones county, Iowa, on October 10, 1866.  His father, William Overacker, was born in Ohio and served in the Civil War, being discharged on account of disability.  He married Miss Lydia Kramer, a native of Ohio, and to them were born twelve children.  Those living are named as follows, Mrs. Adelia Denney, Mrs. Phoebe Wilson, Mrs. Emma Brigham, and our subject.  When our subject was six years of age the family came to Red Willow county, Nebraska, and in 1877 they journeyed thence by ox team to the vicinity of Genesee, Idaho, putting up the first store in that section.  The father took a homestead.  It was seven miles distant from the nearest neighbor, and there he devoted his labors until his death, in 1884.  The mother remained there three years longer, then passed away.
     On June 21, 1890, Mr. Overacker married Miss May Arant, a native of Coos county, Oregon.  Her parents, Samuel F. and Martha, came to Oregon in a very early day and later maved to Idaho.  Not liking the country they returned to Mansfield, Oregon, where they now live.  In 1897 Mr. Overacker was called to mourn the death of his beloved wife, who had borne to him two children, Louisa, born on June 6, 1894, and now living with her father; Laura, born on January 28, 1896, who died January 18, 1900.  When the reservation opened Mr. Overacker was ready to come hither and located his present place, to the improvement and cultivation of which he has since devoted himself.  He has a good orchard, plenty of water and his land is of the best in this vicinity.  Fraternally Mr. Overacker is affiliated with the W. W., while in religious persuasion he belongs to the United Brethren denomination, of which church also his wife was a member.  Mr. Overacker is esteemed as one of the good citizens of the country and has shown himself thrifty and industrious.