Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
ROBERT T. PREWITT came to Okanogan
county in the early days and commenced the good work of opening a farm
for cultivation and stock raising, and since that time has steadily followed
these occupations, achieving a very gratifying success in his labors.
He was born in Linn county, Maine, on May 18, 1857, the son of Joseph and
Caroline (Harris) Prewitt. The father was a farmer and is still living,
but the mother is deceased.
Robert T. received a good education in the
common schools and remained with his parents until he was seventeen years
of age, when he went to Texas and embarked in the stock business, following
the same for twelve years. From that place he came to Ellensburg,
in 1886. One year later he located at his present place, which lies
two miles north of Twisp. The farm consists of one hundred and sixty
acres of good soil, which is under irrigation ditch. He raises diversified
crops and handles a nice band of cattle. In addition to this,
Mr. Prewitt has a good orchard and other improvements, which make the place
valuable and comfortable.
Mr. Prewitt did not bring his family hither
until 1900, having fitted the farm and home place for them in the meantime.
Politically he is a good active Democrat, and has twice been elected to
the office of county commissioner, in which position he has shown marked
wisdom and good judgment, and he is ever laboring for the interest of the
people as for his own. In Wise county, Texas, in 1881, Mr. Prewitt
married Miss Alvina, daughter of Jordan and Sobrina Eads, who are now handling
stock in the Indian Territory. To Mr. and Mrs. Prewitt the following
named children have been born, but none of them are living: Laura, Cora,
Bertie, Maud, Robert, Thomas, Arthur, Edith, and an infant unnamed.