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 Co., 1904.
WILLIAM BRINK, engaged in the
livery and stock business in Davenport, Lincoln county, was born in McDonald
county, Illinois, in December, 1865. His parents were Thomas and
Mary R. (Bolon) Brink, the father a native of Illinois, the mother of Ohio.
They first settled in Illinois and later moved to Iowa, and came to Washington
in 1880, locating in Lincoln county, where they died. They were the
parents of eleven children, eight of whom survive. The mother's brother,
Andrew Bolon, was an Indian agent, and was killed by the savages near Vancouver.
Our subject received his education in Iowa,
and came with his parents to Lincoln county in 1880. There being
no schools there during his boyhood days he has received no other educational
advantages. Until he was twenty years of age he worked for his parents,
and then engaged in the business of stage driving. In this occupation
he continued nine years and then began raising stock and farming.
In 1898 Mr. Brink opened a livery stable which business he has since continued
quite successfully. He has the largest establishment of this kind
in the city. In early life he drove stage throughout the country,
between Fort Spokane and Conconully, Wilbur and Ruby City, Davenport, and
Waterville and other points throughout northern Washington. At present
he has twenty head of horses.
The political affiliations of Mr. Brink are
with the Republican party, and he manifests a lively interest in political
issues. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., Davenport Lodge, No. 44.
Mr. Brink is a man well and favorably known throughout eastern Washington,
and numbers a host of friends.