Biography of Albert Mustoe

Albert Mustoe is an enterprising young farmer and carpenter dwelling about two miles northeast from Chesley, having taken his land from the wildness of nature and improved it so that it is a pleasant and valuable place.

Albert Mustoe was born in Adair County, Missouri, on Match 28, 1875, being the son of Henry and Martha (Heuett) Mustoe, mention of whom is made in another portion of this work. He grew to manhood in his native county and there received his education. In 1891 the father came to Tekoa, Washington, on account of his health, and the next year our subject and his mother came also. Albert remained in that section of the country until the spring of 1896, when he came and took as homestead the eighty acres where he now lives. He erected a house in the tall and then worked in various places and when he had gained a sufficient start, came and dwelt steadily on the farm, which he has improved in good shape. He has a fine orchard, raises cattle and also breeds excellent Poland China hogs. He is successful in this and has some good specimens.

On October 30, 1895, in Tekoa, Washington, Mr. Mustoe married Miss Anona, daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth Walker. The father, a carpenter, born in Illinois in 1852, was a pioneer in the vicinity of Topeka, Kansas, then migrated to California, and in 1882 he settled in the Palouse country. His wife was born in Sanford, Ontario. Mrs. Mustoe was born in Shawnee County, Kansas, on November 7, 1876, and was well educated. She has two brothers and one sister, Fountain, Minnettie Thompson, and Jesse. Mr. Mustoe has one brother and two sisters, Loretta Page, Dora Wilson and William, all in this County. Ruth M., a bright girl, born on May 24, 1897, is the fruit of the happy marriage of our subject.

Politically Mr. Mustoe is a Democrat and is actively interested in the welfare if the community and in questions of general import. Mrs. Mustoe has been clerk of election for a number of years.

Source: An Illustrated History of North Idaho: Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone counties, state of Idaho; Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903

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