Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
THOMAS PATTISON, vice-president
of the Richards Lumber Company, of Lakeside, Washington, came to Chelan
Falls, Chelan county, in 1890, with a capital of only seventy five cents.
He is now regarded as one of the wealthy, popular and influential citizens
of Lakeside. He was born at Detroit, Michigan, January 13, 1872,
the son of Thomas and Mary (Seabury) Pattison. The father, a native
of Ireland, came to this country while still a young man, and located in
the state of New York, later removing to Michigan, where he engaged in
farming. He died August 20, 1889. The mother, also a native
of Ireland, where she married, passed away at Davison, Michigan, August
Our subject, Thomas Pattison, was graduated
from the Lapeer high school in Michigan, and the following two years worked
on his father's farm. He came to Chelan county May 5, 1889, where
he found employment in various lines, cooking on boats and in mining camps
for eight years. He filed on a homestead September 30, 1890, near
Chelan Falls, on which he now has a fine bearing orchard of eighteen acres
besides wheat and hay land, all of which is well watered by a spring.
December 1, 1902, he engaged in his present business, the company being
organized with W. D. Richards as president and general manager; our subject
vice-president and assistant manager; George E. Richardson, treasurer.
The company is incorporated with a capital of $50,000, and our subject
owns one-fifth of the stock. He is now giving his entire attention
to the mill, having a competent man in charge of his farm. He cultivates
winter apples principally, finding his market in Seattle. Mr. Pattison
has four brothers, John, of Lapeer; William, Joseph and Henry, all residents
of Michigan. His six sisters are Lizzie, wife of John Carlyle; Rebecca,
wife of Frank Scooneas, of Detroit; Alice, wife of Roy Griffin; Mattie,
wife of George Gaylord; Anna, wife of Joseph Hill, and Mary, wife of James
He is a member of Chelan Lodge No. 169, I.
0. 0. F., of which he is secretary. Politically he is a Republican.
He owns a half block in South Chelan, considerable residence property in
Lakeside and a handsome cottage and two lots in Chelan.