Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
WALTER W. CLOUD, one of the prominent
business men of Okanogan county, was born in Michigan City, Indiana, on
August 25, 1873. He is the son of Stephen C. and Jennie (Wells) Cloud,
who now reside on a farm near Loomis. He has one brother and two
Walter W. was educated in Michigan City, graduating
from the high school there in 1893. He followed bookkeeping in his
native city for three years, then came to Loomis for his health.
He sought out door exercise for one year, then engaged with the Loomiston
Trading Company, which is now known as the Washington Commercial Company
(Incorporated). His first-class ability, keen discrimination, and
energy have placed him where he stands at the present time, joint owner
with the company and bookkeeper in charge of the Loomis branch. His
excellent standing throughout the community is evidenced by the fact that
he was elected county clerk in 1898. He did not qualify for the office,
however, preferring to remain with the company.
On November 30, 1899, Mr. Cloud married Miss
Lina May Hunt, a native of East Dover, Vermont. Mrs. Cloud was educated
for a teacher and spent eight years in the work before marriage.
She had come west for a visit and was teaching at Oroville, Washington,
at the time of her marriage.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Cloud are devoted members
of the church. Mr. Cloud is also a member of the I. 0. 0. F.