Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
EDWIN P. ROUNDS resides about
three miles west of Molson, on Tamarack slope. He is an enterprising man
who settled here on October 10, 1900, at the time the reservation opened.
He has remained here since and has given himself to the good labor of improving
his farm and is one of the substantial men of the community. His place
is well supplied with water, fences, good outbuildings, and an eight-room
residence. In addition to this Mr. Rounds owns a good residence in Meyers
Falls, Washington, and some other property.
Edwin P. Rounds was born in Monona county,
Iowa, on October 3, 1868, the son of Jacob H. and Phoebe (Quigley) Rounds.
The father was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, in 1823. Our subject's paternal
grandfather owned a vessel which was lost at sea, with the entire crew
and cargo. The Rounds family in this country is traced back to two brothers,
who landed on Plymouth Rock from the Mayflower, in 1620. The mother of
our subject was born in Illinois in 1827, and is now making her home with
him. To this worthy couple, nine children have been born, seven of whom
are living, as follows, Dennis, Andrew J., Jacob H., John, Mrs. Charity
Hutchinson, Mrs. Catherine Dunham, and Edwin P., our subject. The family
moved to Osburn county, Kansas, in 1870, then to Sherman county, Nebraska,
in 1878, and in 1886, they came to the Colville valley, where the father
took a homestead near Meyers Falls. On July 26, 1892, Mr. Rounds married
Miss Elizabeth J., daughter of Thomas and Mary (Morris) Weed, natives of
New York. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and came with her parents
to the Colville valley in 1888. Her father was a harness maker and farmer,
and is now living on the homestead near Meyers Falls, which he took when
he came here, being a well-to-do citizen.
Mr. and Mrs. Weed have eight children: Charles,
James, Harvey, Mrs. Rounds, Cooper, Stephen, Raymond, and Burnette. On
account of the poor health of his wife, and also his father, our subject
and his wife together with his parents made an extended tour of the southwestern
part of the United States, and Old Mexico, by wagon, visiting the most
noted places in this section of the country, and continuing on the road
for several years. The wife was greatly improved in health but the father
died at Adam, California, and was buried there by the Masons. Then they
turned homeward, arriving in Meyers Falls in 1897. As stated above, in
1900, Mr. Rounds took his present place, and has since been known as one
of the progressive and good substantial citizens of Okanogan county. Mr.
and Mrs. Rounds have adopted one child, Ethel.