Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
HENRY M. CALDWELL, lumberman
and diversified farmer, residing at Antoine Flat, ten miles north of Chelan,
Chelan county, was born in Iona, Michigan, July 12, 1854, the son of John
and Mary (Calvin) Caldwell, natives of Portage county, Ohio. The
Caldwells are found throughout the west, are an old and distinguished family,
many of whom were early California pioneers. The father of Henry
M. died at Hartford, VanBuren county, Michigan, in January, 1893.
The father and grandfather of Mrs. Caldwell were among the first settlers
of Ohio, and fought Indians for a right to remain in the territory.
Her father, prominent in his day, was one of the contractors on the old
Until he was seventeen years of age our subject
remained in Michigan, thence coming to the Willamette Valley, Oregon, where
be worked at various employments quite successfully. Later he returned
to Michigan and followed the lumber business, but the panic of 1893 wrought
disaster to his fortunes, and in 1896, he went to Iowa, where he wintered,
and the following spring came to the Palouse country, Washington.
In 1900 he removed to Lake Chelan, filing on a homestead on Antoine Flat.
He now owns a one-third interest in a saw mill, associated with Benjamin
Smith, who is mentioned elsewhere in this work. He has one sister,
Emily, wife of Charles Maynard, Berrien county, Michigan.
Our subject was married at Lawrence, Michigan,
October 10, 1884, to Hattie Allen, a native of Portage county, Ohio.
Her father, Mark Allen, was of old Revolutionary stock, of the same family
as the eminent Ethan Allen, and many of them were Pennsylvania and Ohio
pioneers. The Caldwells, Calvins and Allens were among the first
settlers in western Pennsylvania, and in Ohio. Her mother, Elizabeth
(Barclay) Allen, was a native of Ohio. Her father was the first justice
of the peace in Portage county, and distinguished for many fine qualities
of head and heart. Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell have four children, Lee,
Vern, Hazel and Arlie.
Fraternally Mr. Caldwell is a member of Florida
Lodge No. 309, A. F. & A. M., Hartford, Michigan, and the K. of T.
M., Gaylord, Michigan.