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.
FRANK T. LARRABEE is one of the
well known men of southern Lincoln county. He has labored in the
county for over fifteen years, being in the mercantile business most of
the time. Now he is at the head of one of the largest establishments
of its kind in the county. He handles shelf and heavy hardware, harness
and farming implements, including harvest machinery, threshing machines,
engines and so forth, carries an immense stock and does an extensive business.
Frank T. Larrabee was born in Ripon, Wisconsin,
on April 18, 1874, being the son of Julius A. and Delphia A. (Rich) Larrabee.
The mother was born in Vermont and came west when a girl of twelve.
She is at present residing with her husband in Chelan, Washington.
The father was a native of Vermont and a pioneer in Wisconsin. He
served in Company G, First Wisconsin Cavalry, and for four years he did
the duties of the faithful soldier. Then being mustered out, he went
to farming in Wisconsin until 1888. In that year he moved to Lincoln
county, and the next year went to Chelan, where he now resides being postmaster
at that place. Our subject was educated in Wisconsin and came with
his father to Washington in 1888. He soon entered the employ of the
Turner & Plough Hardware and Mercantile Company, in Davenport, where
he continued for ten years. Then, in company with A. E. Plough, he
opened his present business in Edwall. Since then it has been increasing
in proportion, being now a very large business.
At Davenport, on January 20, 1900, Mr. Larrabee
married Miss Jessie Michael, a native of Illinois. She came to this
country in 1893. One child has been born to them, Helen, one year
Mr. Larrabee is a member of the Elks and has
two brothers, Earl and Ed, and one sister, Blanche. Mr. and Mrs.
Larrabee are enthusiastic admirers of the Big Bend country, discerning
its fine resources. Although still a young man, he has already won
fine success in business and is one of the leading men in the country.