Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
LOUIS H. HUGGINS, land owner
and lumber dealer of Lind, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, October 12,
1857, the son of George W. and Frances E. (Ball) Huggins. Early in
life the parents settled in Stoddard county, Missouri, where both died.
The mother was a descendant from the old Harden family of Kentucky and
Tennessee, one of whom was General John W. Harden, who lost a limb
at the battle of New Orleans. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Huggins were
parents of nine children, only five of whom lived to maturity. They
are, besides our subject, J. M., Amanda J., Emily R. and Dora. The
father of the family served during the Civil war in the Confederate army.
Until arriving at his majority Louis Huggins
attended school in Stoddard county, and at the age indicated he embarked
upon the business of farming and stock raising, which he followed in Missouri
until coming to Washington in 1899. He located in Lind upon first
coming to the state, and engaged at once in the lumber business, and also
purchased a section of land near town, five hundred acres of which he has
under cultivation, and all fenced. He is doing a large business in
town, handling all descriptions of lumber and building material, and he
also is heavily interested in city real estate.
Mr. Huggins has been thrice married.
First in 1881, to Arminta Wilson, who passed away six years later, leaving
two children, Arthur, with his father in business, and Myrtie, also with
The second marriage of Mr. Huggins occurred
in 1890, when Phinley Hopper became his bride. She died during the
same year in which the union was made.
In 1892 Mr. Huggins was married to Monnie
Sorrell, a native of White county, Tennessee, who died at Lind, in the
year 1901. The issues of Mr. Huggings' last marriage are three
in number, and all make their home with their father, Chester, William
Mr. Huggins is an active and aggressive Democrat,
a member of the Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen fraternities. He also
belongs to the Church of Christ.