Rock County - BIOS
JAMES B. GREGORY
James B. Gregory is engaged in general farming and logging in Stevens county. He resides one and one-half miles west of Newport, where he located in 1900. Our subject was born in Luverne, Minnesota, November 13, 1874, the son of J.C. and Effie A. (Powers) Gregory. The father is a native of New York, the mother of Wisconsin. When young they settled in Illinois, and in 1856 removed to Iowa, living in that state seven years. Going to southwestern Minnesota they resided in that locality four years. In 1876 they went to the sound and resided twenty-four years. They came to Stevens county in 1901, where they are now located.
Our subject was practically reared and educated in Snohomish county, Washington, and he began life for himself at the age of eighteen years, mainly working in the woods until 1900. Part of that year he was logging with four brothers on the Snoqualmie river, then he secured a homestead in Stevens county, comprising one hundred and sixty acres of land, of which seventy-five are devoted to hay. There are over one million feet of saw timber on the property. Mr. Gregory has a good frame house, substantial barn, and he rents eighty acres, two and one-half acres of which he devotes to the cultivation of vegetables, the remainder being hay land. He has a good team and logging outfit, and six acres of land adjoining the townsite of Newport. He has four brothers and two sisters: C.R., at present living on the sound; H.T.; Mary, married to C.L. Haskell, now on the coast; Alice, wife of H.T. Flaugher; L.E.; and Eugene B., of Stevens county.
Mr. Gregory is in line with the Republican party, and has held the office of school clerk in his district for several terms. Fraternally he is a member of the I.O.O.F., Newport Lodge No.180 and Tent No.5, K.O.T.M., and Snohomish, Washington.
Source: History of North Washington, published 1903
~Submitter, Volunteer researcher