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.
DANIEL W. ZENT, city attorney,
is rapidly becoming recognized as one of the leading young attorneys of
the Adams county bar. He is a native of Black Hawk, California, born
February 20, 1874, the son of Daniel J. and Charlotte (Woodruff) Zent,
natives respectively of New York and Pennsylvania.
The early education of Mr. Zent was obtained
in Jefferson county, Washington, he having come to this state with his
parents in 1877, and at the age of twenty years he entered Puget Sound
University at Tacoma. He was compelled to seek employment at various
occupations while acquiring his education, and in 1898 he was admitted
to the practice of law. He immediately embarked upon the active practice
of his profession, first in Colville, Stevens county, and in 1900 he came
to Ritzville where he practiced law. After one year he went to Hatton,
Washington, where he continued in his profession and conducted a loan business.
While there he was nominated by the Republican party for the office of
county attorney, but was unsuccessful at the polls. He then came
to Lind, where he has since resided, and continues to gain in popularity.
Daniel W. Zent and Mabel Myrtle, daughter
of C. W. and Della (Oneil) Myrtle, were married on March 14, 1903.
Mrs. Zent has one sister and one brother, Alice and Ovid.
Mr. Zent is a young lawyer of great enterprise
and promise. His legal education has been gained by hard and persistent
effort, and he is what may almost be styled a self-made attorney.