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.
DAY IMUS deals in real estate
and negotiates loans in Lind, Washington. A native of Mountayr, Ringgold
county, Iowa, he was born April 16, 1875, the son of L. O. and Jane
(Smith) Imus, natives, respectively of Michigan and Indiana. The
parents came to Ringgold county when both were young, married and are still
living there. The grandfather on the father's side, came from Illinois
to Iowa in 1854, and upon returning for his family was drowned while crossing
a stream. Mr. and Mrs. Imus have been parents of seven children,
Mrs. Elsie Middleton; Day, Smith, deceased, Agnes, Quay, Amy and Tama.
Mr. Imus received a good common school education
in his native town, which he later supplemented by a business course in
the Indianola college. From the time he became fourteen years of
age he practically had the management of his father's farm until he became
twenty-three. He came to Lind at that age, and engaged in buying
horses to ship to Iowa, which business he followed for one year.
He then took a homestead near Lind, which he put in an excellent state
of cultivation and improvement. In 1901 he engaged in the real estate
and loan business in Lind, and has followed that occupation to his profit
ever since. He has bought and sold many tracts of farm land and many
city lots in the Big Bend, since entering the business. Recently
he sold his homestead and purchased for himself a quarter section of land
near Cunningham, Washington. He was the first real estate agent ever
to establish a business in Lind.
Politically, Mr. Imus affiliates with the
Republican party, and is quite active in his party's affairs. He
is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Lind, helped organize
the first Methodist Sunday school there, and is now superintendent of that