The following data is extracted from History of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Washington, 1889.
JOSEPH MALLETT. - The proprietor of the Penobscot Hotel, in Snohomish, Washington, indicates the place of his birth in the name of his house, Penobscot county, Maine, is his native place; and the year of his birth was 1855. At the age of twenty he came to the Pacific coast with a brother, and after a short stay in California continued the journey to the Sound, locating first in Tacoma, and after a few months finding employment at Port Gamble. At Snohomish he began by logging, and increased his means by clerking for Mr. Cathcart. Returning to the logging business on an enlarged scale, he formed a partnership with S.H. Cyphers; and the practical avails of his operations have been ninety acres of land a mile from Snohomish, and a nice residence in town. In 1888 he built the hotel of which he is manager. He is married and has two promising children.
Source: History of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Washington, 1889