Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
TED MALONEY has dwelt in Okanogan
county since 1897, when he bought a squatter's right to his present place,
which is about fourteen miles from Conconully on the Brewster road.
He immediately filed a homestead right on the land and went to work to
improve it. Since that time he has continued in raising stock and
doing general farming constantly. He has a fine farm, all irrigated,
and productive land. It is fenced and provided with orchard, house,
barn, outbuildings and various other improvements. Mr. Maloney came
here with very limited means and by his industry and wise management of
the resources placed in his hands, he has become to be one of the wealthy
stockmen of the county. His place bears evidence of thrift and care
and his stock is well bred and valuable, while his other property holdings
are cared for in the same manner.
Ted Maloney was born in Ontario, Canada, on
June 6, 1861, the son of Timothy and Betsey (Wylie) Maloney. The
children in the family are mentioned as follows, Mrs. Margaret King, Michael,
the subject of this article, and Sarah. In 1880 Mr. Maloney came
to the United States, locating first in Deadwood, South Dakota, where he
did prospecting and mining. Later, he was in Miles City, and then
along the line of the Northern Pacific, in the Yellowstone and Gallatin
valleys. We next see him in Anaconda, where he was employed in a
saw mill, from which place he came to his present location and secured
it as stated before. He was the first settler on Salmon creek and
has done much to open the country and induce worthy labor in the same line.
On July 4, 1892, Mr. Maloney married Miss
Grenva M., daughter of William and Mary McClure. To them have been
born two children, Sarah E. and Robert W.