Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
ELLIOTT W. BEIDLER was born in
Warren, Pennsylvania on April 1, 1877, the son of Theodore F. and Mattie
S. (Scoogin) Beidler. The father was born in Chester Valley, Pennsylvania,
in 1843. He and his brother, Jacob A. Beidler, who is now United
States congressman from Ohio, went to Cleveland, Ohio, and engaged in the
coal business. They now own several large coal mines and are extensive
coal dealers. The mother was born in Nicholasville, Kentucky, and
is still living. Four children were born to this worthy couple: Howard
T., cashier of the National Screw and Tack Company; Theodore F., Jr., sales
agent of a large coal company; Elliott W., our subject; and Lillie M.,
wife of Seymour M. Potter, a sales agent of a large steel and iron firm,
Upon the completion of his education, our
subject took charge of the Webster Gas and Coal Company of Webster, Pennsylvania,
and later was superintendent of the Goshen Coal Company of New Philadelphia,
Ohio. In April, 1899 he came to Boise, Idaho and after mining for
six months on the Boise river came on to the Okanogan country and engaged
with the Palmer Mountain Gold Mining & Tunnel Company, and is at present
superintendent of this company's mine and also of the Security mine.
Fraternally he is affiliated with the I. 0.
0.F. and the W. W. at Loomis.