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
EDDIE HOMER OGLE is one of the
younger agriculturists of Douglas county who has met with remarkable success
on account of his industry and sagacity. He resides about a mile
southwest from Waterville, upon an estate he purchased, which is well improved
with good residence, barns and so forth and is very productive. He
is known as a man of industry and worth and stands exceptionally
well in the community. His place is very neat and attractive and
shows forth the skill and taste of the owner.
Eddie Homer Ogle was born in Republic county, Kansas,
on September 26, 1873, the son of William and Susana (Jackson) Ogle, natives
of Indiana and Illinois, respectively. He received his education
in the district schools of Nebraska and the high schools at Chester, in
that state, completing the same in this county. At the age of eighteen,
he engaged in work for himself, giving his attention to farming.
Later, he homesteaded a quarter section, eighteen miles southeast from
Waterville, which he sold and then purchased his place of one hundred and
twenty acres, mentioned above. Mr. Ogle has the following brothers
and sisters, Ira W., Mrs. Clara E. Owens, and Nola C. At Moses
Coulee, October 7, 1901, Mr. Ogle married Miss Myrtle A., daughter of Edward
and Amanda J. (Dodson) Owen. The father was a pioneer of this county
and now lives in Moses Coulee. He is a native of Maine. The
mother was born in West Virginia and died in the year 1894. Mrs.
Ogle was born in Dayton, Washington, on May 16, 1882 and has three brothers
and two sisters, James S., John T., Edward M., Mrs. Rachel E. Horing, and
Mrs. Ellen A. Cunningham. On February 9, 1903, a daughter was born
to Mr. and Mrs. Ogle and was named Eula Mildred. Mr. Ogle is a member
of the M. W. A. and in political matters is decidedly independent.
He in an adherent of the Christian church as is also his wife. They
have labored faithfully in this country and now enjoying a goodly competence
as the result of their years of industry.