Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
HENRY B. STATON. Among
the prosperous and industrious farmers of the Methow valley, it is fitting
for us to mention the gentleman whose name stands at the head of this article.
He has shown himself to be a man of skill and wisdom in his labors in this
county. He dwells about five miles north from Twisp and devotes his attention
largely to general farming.
Henry B. Staton was born in Carroll county,
Missouri, November 11, 1853, the son of John W. and Mary E. (Cunduff) Staton.
The father is deceased. The mother still lives in Missouri.
Our subject remained with his parents on the farm in Missouri until he
was seventeen years of age, having gained there his education from the
common schools, then went with the family to California. For eight
years he followed farming and teaming in California, then came to Yakima
county in 1878, where he engaged in farming and stock raising. For
nine years he continued there and then came to the Methow valley, taking
a squatter's right three miles south from where he is now located.
He sold his property and located his present place as a homestead in 1895
and since that time he has remained here. The land is all fertile
and tillable and is one of the valuable farms of the valley. Mr.
Staton has fenced the place, erected a house, barn and outbuildings, planted
an orchard and has made many other improvements. He owns two residences
in Twisp, which he leases. In 1894, in the Methow valley, Mr. Staton
married Mrs. Mattie Powers and to them two children have been born, Lorenia
and Annie L.