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.
NATHAN S. WOODY, a farmer residing
six and one-half miles east and two miles south from Hatton, is a native
of Parke county, Indiana, born March 8, 1866. He is the son of Mahlon
and Susannah (Harvey) Woody, the father a native of North Carolina and
the mother of Ohio. The parents lived in Indiana until 1871, when
they went to Illinois and from that state to Missouri, where they lived
ten years. Upon the death of the father the mother removed to Idaho,
where she died in 1898. They were the parents of eight children.
Mr. Woody received a good common school education
in Champion county, Illinois, and in Missouri, and upon attaining his majority
he started in life independently by engaging in farming. After two
years he came to Washington in 1890 and farmed in Whitman county until
1898, when he came to Adams county and filed upon his present homestead.
He now has his land all fenced and well improved.
In 1888 Mr. Woody was married to Addie Billow,
to which union have been born three children, W. Clyde, Leroy A. and Clifford
L. Mr. Woody is a conservative Republican in politics, and socially, he
is a member of the Knights of Pythias fraternity.
He is considered an intelligent and industrious
farmer, a good citizen and a first-class neighbor.