Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
FRANK J. DONNELLY was born in
New York in 1874, the son of Robert and Harriett (Mason) Donnelly, also
natives of New York. He was educated and reared in his native state
and when arrived at manhood's estate, took up mercantile business.
He went into business for himself and operated a tea, coffee, and spice
store, for some years, meeting with excellent success. In 1900, he
sold out his entire interests and came to Washington to engage in mining,
having become greatly interested in this industry in the years previous
to that time. He at first located in Spokane, then later at Davenport.
Finally, in 1902, he came on to Loomis where he now resides. He is
the representative of some wealthy New York parties who own property on
Chapaca mountain. Mr. Donelly is looking after their interests and
expects soon to inaugurate extensive development work. He is a young
man of good ability and bright prospects and Okanogan county is to be congratulated
on securing him as a permanent citizen. In addition to attending to the
properties above mentioned, Mr. Donnelly does considerable mining on his
own account. He also deals in mining properties.