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
EDWARD R. HALTERMAN resides about
three miles south from Mold, where he has an estate of nearly one section,
which his thrift and industry has made to produce annually bounteous crops
of cereals. In addition to these labors, Mr. Halterman raises considerable
stock. He has one Percheron stallion, Mahomet, a fine registered
animal worth two thousand dollars and weighing one thousand eight hundred
and sixty pounds. Mr. Halterman has made excellent success in stock
raising and farming and is a very prosperous man. He has met with
very gratifying success in his association with his fellow men, having
by his integrity and uprightness won hosts of friends in all parts of the
Edward Halterman was born in Lewis county,
West Virginia, on June 9, 1849. His parents, George and Mary (Waybright)
Halterman, were natives of Virginia and Ohio, respectively. The family
moved to Illinois then to Iowa and to Missouri, being on the frontier the
most of the time. On account of this, our subject was not permitted
to attend school, consequently his education had to be gained by studying
at home, carefully improving all odd moments, which he has most thoroughly
done with the result that he is one of the well posted men of the county.
In 1867, our subject went to Missouri and three years later, journeyed
to Page county, Iowa, where be farmed for fifteen years, then took a homestead
in Sully county, South Dakota. After selling that property, he came
to Washington, and explored various portions of the state, going from the
Sound to the Palouse and other sections. He finally selected the
Big Bend as the place and took a pre-emption where he now dwells.
He bought other land and has now a fine farm. He has a good house
and the farm is provided with all the improvements necessary. Mr.
Halterman raises a great many Poland-China hogs and has a fine stock at
present. He has two brothers, Ephraim and Andrew, and one sister,
Mrs. Harriett Reeve.