This young and enterprising agriculturist has done his share toward the opening of the reservation country and it is with pleasure that we accord him a review of his career in the history of this section.

Ernest C. Mabbott was born in Iowa County, Wisconsin, on April 2, 1874, being the son of Thomas and Nellie (Farwell) Mabbott, natives of Iowa County, and now living in Nez Perces County. They were among the first settlers in Iowa County, and have wrought well on the frontier. The maternal grandfather was in the Pikes Peak excitement and died in that country. Our subject grew to the age of eighteen in Iowa County and received a high school education. When he was eighteen he came to Genesee, and one year later went thence to eastern Colorado and remained two years. In 1895 he came to Genesee again, and two years after that time he came to the reservation and secured his present place, two miles north and two east from Ilo. He has done well by devoting himself to general farming and raising hogs.

On December 10, 1899, Mr. Mabbott married Miss Mary, daughter of Jefferson and Priscilla (Tatron) Tuttle, natives of New York and born, respectively, in 1844 and 1843. The wedding took place in Yuma, Colorado, and two children have been born to them, Lela A. and Ivan E. Mrs. Mabbott was born in Howard, Nebraska, on November 12, 1880, and has two sisters and three brothers, – Nellie, Frank, Cora, Winfield and Thomas. Mr. Mabbott has the following brothers and sisters: May Lyford, Grace Markham, Guy, Ruth.

Mr. Mabbott is a member of the W. of W. at Fletcher. He is a Republican and a progressive citizen, always laboring for the general welfare and advancement! He affiliates with the I. O. O. F. at Ilo.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903