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.
GEORGE W. PETERMAN has been postmaster
at Tipso since the establishment of the office in 1899 and is also a merchant
there. He has a well assorted and complete stock of general merchandise
and is favored with a fine patronage. In addition to this, he owns
farming land in the vicinity and property in various thriving towns in
the Big Bend country.
Mr. Peterman was instrumental in establishing
the postoffice at Tipso, selecting the name for the same, it being a Chinook
word which means grass.
George W. Peterman was born in Missouri, on
June 15, 1870, being the son of Edward and Annettie (Smith) Peterman, natives
of Pennsylvania and Missouri, respectively. The father was a pioneer
to Missouri and a prominent man in his community. He came to Lincoln
county in 1888 and settled on a farm near Tipso, where he is residing at
the present time. Our subject was educated in the common schools
of Missouri and the Cortland academy. He was engaged with his father
on the farm until he took a position in Keller's department store at Almira.
After that he carried the mail from Lincoln to Barry for one and one half
years. In 1891, he took a homestead where he is now located.
He was not settled long before he opened his store and secured a good patronage,
which is constantly increasing owing to his upright business methods and
careful treatment of all patrons. Mr. Peterman is a man of excellent
business ability and has labored faithfully for the building up of this
country. He has one brother, Edward.
In 1897, Mr. Peterman married Miss Linnie
Sanford, a native of South Dakota. She came with her parents, Tilley
and Dora (Millage) Sanford, to this country when she was three years of
age. The father was born in Indiana of English parents, while the
mother was born in Pennsylvania. They are now dwelling at Chelan.
To Mr. and Mrs. Peterman one child has been born, Howard O. It speaks
well for Mr. Peterman that although still a young man and starting in life
with no capital whatever, he has gained an excellent holding and has now
a fine business.