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.
EDWARD SPANGLE is one of the
enterprising and progressive farmers of Lincoln county. His estate
lies about one fourth of a mile northeast from Tipso, and is devoted to
the production of the cereals. He has it well stocked with machinery
and horses and everything necessary to a first class Washington farm and
improved with good buildings, fences, and so forth.
Edward Spangle was born in Stanton, Illinois,
on December 13, 1863. His father, G. W. Spangle, was also born in
Illinois and is a veteran of the Civil War. He came to Walla Walla
in 1871 and the following year to a farm at Spangle, Washington, where
he has resided ever since. His brother, W. M. Spangle, the uncle
of our subject, was the founder of Spangle and it was named after him.
The mother of Edward was Mary A. (Whittaker) Spangle, a native of Missouri.
Her husband was among the prominent and early pioneers of western Washington.
Edward Spangle was educated at Spangle and remained on his father's farm
until 1887, when he came to his present location, taking a pre-emption
and adding land since. He has devoted himself entirely to general
farming since coming here and has made a success because of real worth
and wise management. Mr. Spangle has one brother, John H., and two
sisters, Mrs. Mary Spangle Winn, and Mrs. Bertha Engelson. The first
is dwelling at Almira, while Mrs. Winn is living at Spangle. Mrs.
Engelson is at Hesseltine.