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
GEORGE F. JAMISON was born in
Sacramento county, California, on May 1, 1873, the son of Stephen and Susan
(Theobold) Jamison, natives of Iowa and California, respectively.
He received his education in California and in Whitman county, Washington,
whither the family came in early eighties. In 1885, he accompanied
his brother to California and there did general work for fourteen years,
then returned to his family, they having moved to Coulee City and here
he entered the employ of Dan Paul and T. S. Blythe, stockmen of Douglas.
county. He rode on the range for three years, then took a ranch between
the coulees, which he improved and sold. After that, we find him
in Bridgeport, handling a livery stable which later was sold, then Mr.
Jamison entered into partnership with J. G. Priest in the mercantile business
the firm being known as G. T. Jamison & Co. They are established at
Dyer and do a large business. Their stock is complete and well selected,
comprising all kinds needed in this section and is worth about ten thousand
dollars. Mr. Jamison was appointed post master at Dyer and is giving
entire satisfaction in that capacity at the present time. He is a
born business man and is respected and esteemed by all who know him.
In addition to the lines above mentioned, Mr. Jamison represents the Seattle
Grain Company. Mr. Jamison has two brothers and one sister, John
W., Charles R. and Mrs. J. G. Priest.
Fraternally, he is connected with the M. W.
A., while in religious persuasions he belongs to the United Brethren church.
Mr. Jamison has ever been active in all lines of improvement, being a believer
in good roads, good schools and general progress for which he labors incessantly.