Biographical Sketch of S. G. Havermale

S.G. HAVERMALE. – Reverend Mr. Havermale, a leader in the business and social circles of Spokane Falls, was born in Maryland in 1824, and removed with his parents to Ohio while but a boy of eight, and at the age of twenty went to Illinois. There he came under religious influences, and undertook the work of preaching the gospel. For twenty-one years he gave his life and strength to his sacred calling. In 1873 he was transferred to Walla Walla, where he preached two years, and in 1875 came to Spokane Falls, Washington Territory. Although having been engaged in ministerial work there, he did not confine himself exclusively to its duties. He took up a claim of one hundred and sixty acres half a mile from the city on the banks of the river. It has not become very valuable. He also entered energetically into the flouring-mill business, erecting a six-story structure on the ground plan of fifty by one hundred feet with a capacity of six hundred barrels per day. His partner in this business is George A. Davis. Mr. Havermale has a family of three children, all of whom are married and in good circumstances.

Before locating at Spokane Falls he made a thorough investigation of the country form the Snake river to British Columbia, and found no other place so entirely commending itself to him as adapted to meet the requirements of a great center. Its water-power, timber, agricultural and mining advantages leave little to be desired. There, therefore, he lives in a hale age, doing the work of the most active business man at a time of life when “superannuated” is sometimes written after a minister’s name.



History of the Pacific Northwest Oregon and Washington. 2 v. Portland, Oregon: North Pacific History Company. 1889.

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