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.
SAMUEL W. WEBB, merchant, who
owns one of the largest general merchandise stores in Paha, was born in
Jefferson valley, town of Poney, Montana, October 9, 1875, the son of W.
B. and Etta A. (Cheney) Webb. The father was a native of Vermont
and the mother of Massachusetts, and the two came to Montana in 1871.
In that state they made their home for eighteen years, where they made
a comfortable fortune. After leaving Montana they went on a prolonged
visit to the father's Vermont home, returned as far as Illinois, where
they they lived until 1882, when they came to Cheney, Washington.
They still make that city their home. Mr. Webb is one of the most
highly respected pioneers of the town, and for four years has held the
office of justice of the peace. They have been parents of eight children,
six of whom are living: Nellie, Nettie, Charles, Henry, Samuel and Theodore.
Alva and Amanda are the ones deceased.
Samuel Webb's education was received in the
common schools of Vermont, Illinois and Cheney, with a year in the normal
school of the city of Cheney. After leaving school he went to Kaslo,
British Columbia, where he worked in a mercantile store and at the dairy
business. Returning to Cheney, he was employed for seven years in
the dairy business of J. L. Gilette, after which time he came to Paha and
worked for a time in the mill. He started his present business in
In 1898, on January 8, Samuel Webb was married
to Flora B. Stroup, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Stroup, of Cheney.
Her mother is now living in Spokane. One child, Carrol C., is an
issue of this union.
Mr. Webb is an ardent Democrat, and a member
of the Modern Woodmen and the Royal Neighbors of America fraternities.
Mrs. Webb is a Rebekah.