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George F. Carroll of Terre Haute

GEORGE F. CARROLL was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, on January 22, 1863, the son of Patrick and Margaret (IRBIN) CARROLL, natives of the Emerald Isle. They came to America when young, locating in Columbus, Ohio, where they lived for thirteen years. Then they removed to Terre Haute, remaining in that place until their death. They were the parents of the following named boys: Thomas P., James, George, deceased, William, George F. and John. George F. was educated in the public schools and at the age of fifteen began to learn the trade of blacksmithing. Realizing the need of better fortification along educational lines, he studied and attended night college for five years, receiving a well-earned diploma at the end of that time. When he arrived at man's estate, he left the home roof and came west to Kansas, residing in that state three years. At that time he returned to Indiana, where he married and then came west to Tacoma. Four years were spent in that city, when he was called home by the death of his father. He remained there for two years and then came to Spokane, arriving in that city in 1893. He wrought at his trade for a time and then went to Missoula, Montana, thence to Hamilton, later to Anaconda, finally returning to Spokane, having done black-smithing all the time he was absent. In 1898, Mr CARROLL landed in Bossburg, and for four years operated a shop there. Then he took his present homestead and since then he has devoted himself as stated above. He has a good band of stock and is prospered well.

In 1886, Mr. CARROLL married Miss Elizabeth daughter of Even and Catherine (DAVIS) JONES, natives of Wales. Mrs. CARROLL is one of nine children. To Mr. and Mrs. CARROLL, there have been born five children, William, Joseph, Charley, George and Hanna. Mr. CARROLL is a liberal independent in political matters and does his own thinking. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. and the K. of P.

George F. CARROLL lives thirteen miles miles east of Orient, where he has a fine homestead, to the improvement and cultivation of which together with blacksmithing, he devotes himself. He is a man of good standing, has achieved good success in his labors and receives, as he is entitled to, the esteem and respect of all who knew him.

From "The History of North Washington"
Published 1904

Transcribed by: Nancy Grubb
Used with permission

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