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.
EDWIN SNOOK is a prominent and
well-to-do fruit grower residing at Peach, Washington. He is a native
of London, England, born June 4,1852, the son of Henry and Charlotte Watson
Snook, both natives of England.
When one year of age Edwin Snook was brought by
his parents to Toronto, Canada, where they both died. While in Canada
he mastered the plasterer and bricklayer's trade, which he was following
at the time of his marriage, March 29,1875, to Mary Moore, a native of
Canada, the daughter of William H. and Catherine Wainwright Moore, both
of English nativity. Mrs. Snook's parents came to Lincoln some years
ago, and the father is still living at Peach, the mother having died at
In 1878, Mr. and Mrs. Snook came west to Roseburg,
Oregon, and engaged in farming, which vocation they followed there until
1887, when they came to Lincoln county and filed on an unimproved homestead
near Egypt. Here they lived until after the panic of 1893, when Mr.
Snook turned the ranch over to his sons, Harry J. and William E., purchased
fourteen acres of fruit land at Peach and at once entered extensively into
the fruit raising business in which he has since been engaged on the same
land. He has one of the choicest homes in the locality, a fine twelve-room
house, with all modern improvements in the way of water and all up-to-date
conveniences, a first class barn and other out door improvement.
Mr. Snook came to Lincoln county with little means, and is now in
comfortable circumstances. He is a member of the Loyal Americans,
of Peach, and both he and Mrs. Snook are members of the Presbyterian church
of Davenport. They are both active and interested workers in all
matters aiming to the benefit of the education facilities of the community.
The brothers and sisters of Mr. Snook are:
Henry, for the past twenty-five years a member of the police force of Detroit
Michigan; Mrs. Charlotte Staples, also of Detroit; Mrs. Emma Johnson, living
in the Northwest Territory; and William, for twenty-five years a conductor
on a car line in Detroit. The brothers and sister of Mrs. Snook,
all of whom are residents of Lincoln county, are Thomas and James Moore,
and Mrs. Alice Turner. Mr. and Mrs. Snook have been parents of twelve
children: Harry J. and William E., who own a large farm near Egypt; Katie,
Emma, Grace, wife of Henry Hill of Peach; Alice, Georgia, Bertha, Rena,
Olive, Boyd, and Edwin.