In matters of advancement and development, this gentleman is always in the vanguard. In labors to build up beter educational advantages, he is an enthusiastic worker and in the walks of a patriotic citizen and good neighbor he is second to none.|
Frank Maynard was born in Guthrie county, Iowa, on August 16, 1861, being the son of Frank and Mary J. (Costel) Maynard. The father was born in Delaware county, Indiana, in 1839, served in the Civil war under General Siegel and was a pioneer in Oregon and in Washington. The mother of our subject was born in Ohio, in 1844 and her father was a native of Maryland. The family went from Iowa to Oregon in 1862, crossing the plains with teams. They settled in Multnomah county and also lived in Washington county and Yamhill county and the father did ranching and worked at saw-milling. Frank was educated in Portland, spending five years there. In 1874 they came to Dayton, Washington, and the father wrought in a planing mill and there our subject learned both the trade of the carpenter and that of the engineer. He built bridges on the Northern Pacific for three years, then farmed a while and after that was engineer for six years in a sawmill. At the time of the Nez Perces war, he was in Dayton and enlisted, but before action he was sent back on account of his youth. In 1895 Mr. Maynard located a claim on the middle fork in Idaho county and in 1898 he came to Nez Perces county, where he now resides, one mile east from Summit.
On July 27, 1891, Mr. Maynard married Mamie, daughter of James A. and Martha Ellen (Crumley) Berry, natives of Tennessee. Mrs. Maynard was born in Tennessee in 1860 and came west in 1898. She has five brothers and five sisters. Mr. Maynard has six brothers and three sisters: Mary A. Boyles, whose husband is a banker and landowner in Colton, Washington; James M., in the Philippines; Daniel O., a stockman in this county; John W., deceased; Lulu Hawker, in Colton, Washington; Meade N., stock owner in this county; Mollie, deceased; Burt, in Nez Perces county; Chester, in Whitman county. By her former marriage Mrs. Maynard has three children: Vincent E., Bulah E., and Mary B. To Mr. and Mrs. Maynard there has been born one child, Jaunita. Mr. Maynard is a member of the A. O. U. W. and his wife of the Presbyterian church. Politically, our subject is a warm Republican and a member of the club of the county. He gives his attention to raising fruit and is one of the respected and substantial men of his section.
Contributed by Natalie Huntley