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.
FRANK WAREHIME, in the spring
of 1885, carried his blankets from Walla Walla to his present farm two
miles west and one north of Hesseltine Post office. He then went to Medical
Lake where he worked for two years, during which time he assisted in the
erection of the hospital for the insane, then returned to Hesseltine and
filed a homestead on his present land. As may be inferred from the opening
sentence of this sketch, Mr. Warehime was an extremely poor man when
he came to this country. He had practically nothing but a robust physique
and a strong determination to improve his land and succeed in the business
of farming, in which he at once engaged. He brought his family here two
years after coming himself, and for some time they had many hardships to
endure, incident to their pioneer life, but times became better with them,
and poverty rapidly turned to prosperity until now Mr. Warehime owns 320
acres of good agricultural land where he lives, all in cultivation, well
improved and well stocked, a modern and convenient residence, good out
buildings, et cetera, and 160 acres of partially improved land on the Columbia
Frank Warehime was born in Lee county, Iowa,
July 5, 1855, the son of Jacob and Sarah (Sutton) Warehime, natives respectively,
of Ohio and Indiana. The father of our subject was an early pioneer in
the state of Iowa. He first settled at Keokuk, where he helped in the grading
of the first street ever graded in that city. He removed to Jewell county,
Kansas, and from there came to Hesseltine about twelve years ago, where
he is now living in his seventy-ninth year. His wife, our subject's mother,
died thirteen years ago. They were parents of eight children, of
whom the subject and his brother John are in this county.
Frank Warehime began life on his own responsibility
at the age of fourteen. After leaving home he went to Saline county, Nebraska,
where for several years he followed the calling of the cowboy, after which
he removed to Davis county, Iowa, and was there married, in March, 1877,
to Luella B. Smith, a native of that county. Mrs. Warehime has to her knowledge
no living relatives. In the fall of 1877 Mr. Warehime removed to Jewell
county, Kansas, where he followed farming until he came west in 1885.
To Mr. and Mrs. Warehime have been born eight
children: Arthur, married to Mabel Low; Henrietta, wife of J. Adams; Bertie;
Ethel; Ida; Hazel; Fred, and Nina.
Mr. Warehime is a member of the Maccabees
lodge of Wilbur.