Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
ALLEN C. SHAMEL lives about seventeen
miles up the Entiat river, near the town of Entiat, on a homestead of eighty
acres, which he took from the government in 1900. Since that time,
he has given his attention entirely to the improvement of the farm.
He has made a good showing and is one of the substantial men of the valley.
Allen C. Shamel was born in Meigs county,
Ohio, on July 16, 1870. His father George W. Shamel, was a native
of Ohio, where he still lives. He served three years and ten months
in the Sixth Ohio Battery, being in the Army of the Potomac most of the
time. He participated in many battles and was wounded at Chickamauga.
The mother of our subject, Mary Ann (Blackwood) Shamel is also a native
of Ohio and lives there at the present time. The paternal grandfather
of our subject was a native of North Carolina and married a Miss Stannart.
He went to California during the gold excitement in 1849 and was never
heard from afterward. In 1891 our subject had completed his educational
training in the public schools of his native place and journeyed to the
northwestern part of the state; thence he came to Peoria, Illinois, where
he learned the jeweler's trade; thence he went to Kansas and followed his
trade until his health failed. In 1900, as stated above, he came
direct to Chelan county, settling where we now find him.
On October 16, 1901, Mr. Shamel married Miss
Ida M., daughter of David B. and Sarah (McDonald) Clouse, a native of Kansas,
in which state the wedding occurred. The father was a native of Pennsylvania
and the mother of Ohio, and they are both now dwelling in northwestern
Kansas. To Mr. and Mrs. Clouse five children were born: Charles
M., deceased; Rosa E.; George A.; Ida M.; David W.
Mr. Shamel is a member of the I. 0. 0. F.
and is a Republican; still he does not take as active a part in political
matters as some, but nevertheless evinces a keen interest in the welfare
of the community and especially in educational matters.