PATRICK HALLORAN. – The map makers are kept busy by the geographical changes of the Pacific Northwest; and the general public is often far behind the times in learning of the new towns springing up everywhere. The corner postoffice becomes a city; and the old farmhouse suddenly becomes a small town with store, and hotel. The water front of Puget Sound begets a new village almost every day. One of these places is Edison; and one of the principal men in the place is Mr. Halloran. He came as a logger in 1876 to the Sound, but in 1879 took up his present claim, and has made of it a most productive farm. Hay, at two and a half tons per acre, timothy seed, of which he produces three or four tons per annum, and twenty tons of oats, constitute the output of his farm. His hay crop is about two hundred and thirty-five tons per year. He finds local market for all his produce, selling hay at an average of twelve dollars per ton. His fields net him fifteen dollars per acre. He has a hopeful outlook for his city, and as a resident believes it a good place for anyone who is sober, industrious and tends strictly to his own business.
In 1886 Mr. Halloran was elected county commissioner, and was re-elected in 1888. He has wisely adopted the course of building roads to open up the region. He is married and has three children, – James E., Mary A. and George.