Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
LEONARD C. MALOTT lives at Malott,
Washington, and is known as one of the substantial men of Okanogan county.
He was born in Ontario, Canada, on October 11, 1843, the son of William
and Mary Malott. In 1865 our subject removed from his native place
to California, and there married Miss Mary Hamilton. Later they went
to Nevada, then returned to California. From California they journeyed
north and in August, 1886, located on their present place. Mr. Malott
brought the first family to this vicinity, the other settlers there then
being bachelors. Since those early days Mr. Malott has given his
attention to general farming and stock raising and has achieved a good
success and has been favored with good prosperity on account of his industry
and wisdom in managing the resources of the country.
When he first came here Mr. Malott got his
mail from Okanogan City, a small office where Waterville now stands.
All supplies were freighted in from Spokane or Sprague and roads were poor
and infrequent. But he has steadily labored on and has seen the wilds
transformed to fertile farms and the country settled by progressive and
industrious people who are making Okanogan one of the leading counties
of the great state of Washington.
To Mr. and Mrs. Malott three children have
been born, Mrs. Ida Bennett, William G. and Reuben L.