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.
TURNER A. WEADON, who, until
recently, has been living two miles west from Reardan, on a farm is now
dwelling near Waterville, in Douglas county. He sold his estate in
Lincoln county but was so well pleased with the Big Bend country, he immediately
settled upon land that he had purchased in Douglas county. He is
one of the substantial men of the county and has been favored with prosperity
Turner A. Weadon was born in Loudan county,
Virginia, February 15, 1866, being the son of Sarah K. and Almira W. Weadon,
natives of Virginia. The mother is deceased. The father has
spent his life in handling large interests, among which may be mentioned
merchandising, tanning, farming and mining. He dwells at Harper's
Ferry, Virginia, and spends his winters in Florida, where he has property
interests. He is a man of prominence and the riper years of his life
are being passed in quiet contentment and enjoyment of his portion.
Our subject was the youngest of four brothers. His education was
received in Virginia and after a thorough training there, he went to San
Diego, California, where he took up the hack business. From there
he came to Pendleton, Oregon, and operated a stage from Portland to Heppner
for one year. Then he journeyed on to Spokane, where he again took
up the hack business. He did well for two years in Spokane, then
engaged as a clerk in the Coeur d'Alene Inn. After this, Mr. Weadon
was employed by the Minnesota & Chicago Commission Company as manager
of their branch in Reardan. After one year in that business, he turned
his attention to farming, settling on land he bought, just east of Reardan.
This was sold on January 5, 1904, and he is now dwelling in Douglas county.
In 1891, Mr. Weadon married Miss Susie Slocan,
a native of Iowa, and who recently came to Lincoln county. To them
two children have been born, Maude and Aubrey.
Mr. Weadon is a member of the W. W., and his
wife belongs to the circle. They are well respected people and what
has been Lincoln county's loss has been Douglas county's gain. Mr.
Weadon has shown commendable enterprise and skill in his labors here and
is entitled to the respect and confidence which he receives.