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.
FRED D. TIMM is a prosperous
fruit grower residing at Peach, Lincoln county, Washington. He was
born in Erie county, New York, on November 20, 1856, reared on a farm and
educated both in English and German, then went to Lancaster, Wisconsin,
in the fall of 1882. In the spring of 1884 he came to Harrington
engaged at farm work on salary, filed a preemption on Coal creek, took
a homestead on Lake creek and engaged in the stock raising business.
Owing to the severity of the winter of 1887-88 he was so unfortunate as
to lose most of his stock, but he gradually over came the loss and is now
in a prosperous condition, on his six-acre tract of irrigated fruit land
at Peach, where he came first in the spring of 1894.
Mr. Timm's father is John W. Timm, a native
German who came to the United States in 1856, settled in Eric county, where
at the age of eighty he is still living a retired life. The mother
of our subject was Anna (Fergem) Timm, a native of Germany, and died during
the childhood of Fred Timm.
Fred D. Timm was married to Tomasa Uriva,
a native of Mexico, October 27, 1892, and to them six children in all have
been born, though only four are living, Fred W., Reuben D., Minnie A.,
and Almira R.
Mrs. Timm was the daughter of Roque and Domasa
Uriva, the former being deceased in Mexico and the latter still living
At an early age Mrs. Timm came to California,
and from that state to Lincoln county, Washington, in 1892, where she died
December 20, 1903, at the age of thirty-six. She was a devoted member
of the Church of God, at Creston, as is also her husband, and was ever
a devoted and self sacrificing mother to her children, and a patient, faithful
helpmeet to Mr. Timm.