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
FRANK W. BROMILEY has one of
the most valuable places in the vicinity of Southside and it is known as
Point View Farm. He owns three quarter sections about one mile south
from the postoffice, one quarter being gained by homestead right and the
other half section by purchase from the railroad company. Mr. Bromiley
has one of the finest residences in this part of the country, it being
a large eight room house of modern construction and located on the edge
of Beaver Creek canyon. The farm is well supplied with all necessary
buildings for stock and grain raising. Mr. Bromiley has constructed
a fine system of water works, operated by a gas engine, which pumps the
water to the hill where the house and barn stand. The farm is well
improved and handled with skill, being made to produce abundance of small
grain. In addition to this, Mr. Bromiley handles fine shorthorn and
Polled-Angus cattle, Clyde horses, and has a large poultry plant.
A productive and beautiful farm now exists where a few years before the
virgin soil lay unbroken.
Frank W. was born in Philadelphia on January
13, 1864. His parents were both natives of Turton, near Bolton, Lancashire,
England and came to the United States in 1859. The father, William
B. Bromiley enlisted in the Civil war in Colonel Baker's California Regiment,
Company D, under Captain Ritman. He participated in the battle of
Ball's Bluff besides others, and after one year of service was discharged
in Philadelphia. The mother's maiden name was Mary Welsh. Our
subject was educated in the schools of Philadelphia, where he remained
until grown to manhood. In 1885 he was the subject of a very severe
attack of western fever, for the cure of which he turned his face toward
the setting sun and journeyed to Wallula Junction, Washington, where he
was employed by the O. R. & N. Railway. Later, he went to The
Dalles, where he remained for a time. In 1888, our subject selected
the railroad land, where his home now is and later took a homestead.
Mr. Bromiley has two brothers and one sister: James W., whose farm adjoins
Southside; Louis, and Mrs. Samuel Eagelson, who resides in Philadelphia.
Our subject returned to Philadelphia to claim his bride, Miss A. Sylvia
Campbell, and there their wedding occurred on February 15, 1899.
Mrs. Bromiley was born July 4, 1871, to James and Arabella (Clark) Campbell,
natives of Londonderry, Ireland. She has two brothers and one sister,
William, Archibald and Mrs. W. Wise. To our subject and his wife,
three children have been born, Frank W., on December 5, 1899; Arabella
S., on November 6, 1901; and Robert C., on October 11, 1903.
Mr. Bromiley is a Republican in politics,
while in religious matters, he was reared a Methodist and his wife a United