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.
OWEN J. REDDY is one of the younger
business men of the Big Bend country who have won abundant success through
meritorious efforts. He is occupied at the present time in buying
grain and handling real estate in Edwall. In this business he has
amassed considerable property and has shown progressiveness and business
ability. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 7, 1875, the son
of Michael and Alice (Gollagher) Reddy, natives of Ireland and England,
respectively, and now deceased. The parents were married in England
and came to the United States many years ago. Our subject's early
life was spent in Cleveland, Ohio, where also he gained a liberal business
education. When twenty-two, he came to Spokane and entered the employ
of the Northern Pacific railroad and continued with them between three
and four years. After that, he came to Edwall and engaged in grain
buying and the real estate business, which he has followed steadily since.
Mr. Reddy has a nice five room residence and considerable other property.
Regarding the Big Bend country, he laconically remarks, "I would prefer
being in the Big Bend broke, than rich in the east."
In 1900, Mr. Reddy married Miss Lottie M.,
daughter of Jacob Lumpp of Edwall, the wedding occurring in Spokane.
Mr. Reddy has always taken an active interest in political matters as also
in local affairs and the general upbuilding of the country. He is
a member of the Maccabees and a progressive and stirring man.