First Settler, James Entwistle

First Settler, James Entwistle


Home of James Entwistle

James Entwistle, Tolt’s first settler, arrived in 1858 and claimed a homestead of 169 acres. He permanently settled and improved the homestead in 1866.

His first wife, Mary, was an Indian woman, they had three children. Mary drowned in a canoe accident. He married Sarah Kelly and had four more children.

The industries of logging, raising hops and hay provided a living for his family.

He died in 1902. He and his children are buried in the Carnation Cemetery.

Robert G. Entwistle gives credit to his grandfather, James, for being the first white man to climb Mt. Si.

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