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George A. Mowatt

George A. Mowatt, who resides about two miles west of Chewelah where he devotes himself to general farming and stock raising, is one of the earliest settlers of the Colville valley, his father being among the very first pioneers of this section. Buffalo, New York is the birthplace of our subject and June 16,1861 is the date of that important event in his life. He is the son of Andrew and Clara (Palmer) Mowatt, natives of Scotland and Canada respectively. The father came to America when a boy and for six years was in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company, during which time he traveled all over the northwest. When he first came to Buffalo, it is interesting to note, that he bought a tract of one hundred acres, which now lies in the heart of the city, for one hundred dollars. But it is more surprising to learn that he sold the same for eighty dollars, thus manifesting a depreciation of real estate. This was about 1831. The father came early to Stevens county and remained here until his death on February 28,1893. The great-great-grandfather of our subject was king of the Orkney Islands. The early education of our subject was rather brief, but careful occupation has made him a well informed man since. At the tender age of nine years he began to work on the farm for himself, continuing for three years. In 1869 he landed in the in the Colville valley and in 1872 took up land. He now has nearly a half section which is very productive land as his crop last year amounted to one thousand bushels of grain, one hundred and sixty tons of hay, seventy-five bushels of timothy seed as well as other productions. In addition to general farming Mr. Mowatt raises considerable stock. On May 16,1884,Mr.Mowatt married Miss Ellen. Daughter of Norbert and Betsy (McCloud) Dupuis. Mrs Mowatt is a native of the Colville valley and was born in Chewelah, on April 22,1870. Six children have been born to this household: Ivy, George, Myrtle, Peter, Andrew and Ralph, all at home with their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Mowatt are members of the Methodist church, while he belongs to the M.W.A. Politically he is allied to the Democratic party.

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