It is a pleasure to grant consideration to one so enterprising and skillful in business affairs as the subject of this sketch, who is one of the esteemed gentlemen and public minded citizens of the County of Nez Perces.
Frank S. Daggett was born in Iowa, on December 2, 1867, being the son of David A. and Julia (Leppla) Daggett, natives of Wisconsin. From the father’s side of the house the family comes from a prominent English house and many of the members are noted in educational, commercial and legal circles, while two have served in congress. The mother’s ancestors were from Germany. The Daggetts were noted and prominent in Revolutionary times.
Our subject was educated in the public schools and spent the first eight years of his life in Nebraska, the next six in Iowa and then went to South Dakota. Then he finished his education in the state normal school. When nineteen he came to Idaho and worked until twenty-one, when he married and returned to South Dakota and took up stock raising. His ability and attention to business gave him success and later he went to Illinois, where he bought a small farm near Hoopston, one hundred miles south from Chicago. In 1898 he came back to Idaho and purchased the relinquishment of his present place, three miles northeast from Lenore, for twelve hundred dollars. The first two years crops sufficed to pay for the farm and some besides. Since then he has done equally well and is one of the prosperous men of this section.
He has one of the best places in this vicinity and as it is only a short distance above the river is much freer from frost than those higher on the hill, the difference being about fifteen degrees. Mr. Daggett has one brother and two sisters. True G., traveling salesman for a large drug house in Sioux City, Iowa; Maude, wife of Mark D. Edgerton, a clothing merchant in Spearfish, South Dakota: Creta, single.
In August 1889, Mr. Daggett married Miss Mary, daughter of Stephen R. and Martha (Shea) Southwick, who are mentioned elsewhere in this work.
Three children have been born to this happy union, Roma, Gladys and Frankie. Mr. Daggett is an intelligent Republican and a great advocate of good schools, being on the board.
He is also a moving spirit in making good roads. He is well respected in the community and has excellent standing.
Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903