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.
GEORGE L. WING, a barber by trade,
and a farmer, residing in Lind, Washington, was born in Vermontville, Eaton
county, Michigan, December 9, 1877. His father and mother were Elijah and
Louisa (Snively) Wing, natives, respectively, of Michigan and Indiana.
The mother removed to Michigan with her parents during her early maidenhood,
and was there married in the town of the subject's birth. She died in 1892;
but the father, who also is a barber, still lives and is in business at
Three Rivers, Michigan. George Wing has one sister, Grace, married to William
Glover, of Goldendale, Washington.
George attended public school in his native
town until fourteen years of age, when he started out in the world to make
his own way. He learned his trade in Michigan and in 1892 he came with
his mother to this state. She died while here and in 1894 our subject returned
to Michigan but soon came to Goldendale, Washington, where he followed
his trade for three years, then, in 1898, he came to Ritzville, where he
took a homestead which he farmed, at the same time working some at his
trade in Ritzville, until January 1, 1901, when he removed to Lind and
purchased a barber shop. In 1902 he sold his shop and removed to his farm.
In 1900 he purchased two hundred and forty acres of railroad land, making
him in all four hundred acres, all of which he has under fence, and three
hundred and sixty in a high state of cultivation and well improved.
Politically, he is a Democrat, and takes an
active working interest in the affairs of his party.
Since taking up the business of farming the
last time, Mr. Wing has made a specialty of breeding and selling thorough-bred
English fox hounds, twenty-five of which he has sold during the past two