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
MARSHALL GARRETT is one of the
younger men of Douglas county who has won success in the commercial world
that would do credit to a life time of commendable efforts. He is
a salesman of energy and enthusiasm while his reliability and upright principles
have gained for him the confidence of the people. At the present
time he is handling an extensive hardware trade at Douglas.
Marshall Garrett was born in Grove Spring,
Wright county, Missouri, on March 4, 1877, the son of James J. and Mary
J. (Stevens) Garrett, natives of Alabama and Georgia, respectively.
They now live in Douglas county, having been here fifteen years.
The father is a blacksmith. Our subject was educated in the Dayton,
Washington, high school, having also studied some in the common schools.
From a skillful and worthy father, he learned well the blacksmith trade
and wrought at it until 1900, when he embarked in the commercial field.
He opened a hardware business in Douglas and carries as complete a stock
as can be found in the county. Among other things may be mentioned
the Fish wagons, Rock Island plows, Acme Harvester Company's goods, edge
tools, Buckeye binders, mowers, Anderson hacks and buggies, tiger drills,
Dempster windmills and pumps, Minneapolis threshers, engines and horse
powers, besides many other lines of implements needed in this section.
He carries a full line of shelf and heavy hardware, tinware, stoves, harness,
guns and ammunition and in fact everything to be found in a first-class
hardware store. In addition to this, Mr. Garrett buys grain for the
Orondo Shipping Company. His zeal in his work and his tireless care
for every detail, and his wisdom that supplies every line of goods that
is needed in this country have combined to make him one of the most successful
men in Douglas county.
Mr. Garrett has one brother, John F., and
one sister, Frances L. Lowery.
At Douglas in 1896, on March 22, Mr. Garrett
married Miss Mamie L., daughter of John and Elizabeth (Tierney) Hall, natives
of Michigan and now dwelling in Douglas county, having been early pioneers
here. Mrs. Hall has two sisters, Lottie and Grace Wright. To
our subject and his wife, one child, Harold, was born on May 1, 1897.
Mr. Garrett always takes an active part in
political matters and in 1902 was elected constable of Douglas precinct.
In church relations he is an adherent of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. Garrett remarks that much of the success that he has won is due to
the careful training of a wise father. He has won hosts of friends
here and the fact that he has placed himself at the head of one of the
most prosperous and extensive businesses in the county, is sufficient evidence
of his ability in this field.