The following data is extracted from History of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Washington, 1889.
ULMER STINSON. - Mr. Stinson is among the most successful of the lumbermen of the Snohomish, and like the most of his compeers in this business is a native of Maine, having been born in Kennebec county in 1836. He lived, was educated and gained his business head in his native town, leaving it only at the age of twenty-seven. From his youth he was a lumberman and logger.
But in 1863 he determined to try business upon a somewhat larger scale, and selected this coast as his field. He mined a year in Nevada county, California, but tiring of the unaccustomed life of that region sailed up to the Sound on a bark, and found his first home at Port Gamble. Soon he saw the inducements of living at Snohomish, Washington Territory, and after twelve years for others engaged in logging on that river for himself. To be a successful logger one requires extreme prudence. The was of breaking up are numerous, and the path to a competence narrow. Our subject, however, has not lost the way, but for a number of years has been operating and laying by a surplus at each clean up. He employs some twenty-five men. His timber and farm lands embrace fifteen hundred acres; and he owns a fine residence in the city.
He was married at Clinton, Maine, in 1856, to Miss Christina Stewart, a native of Maine, and a lady of intelligence and refinement. They have three children, George Edgar, Charlotte E., the wife of James B. Cole, and Marette E.
Mr. Stinson is a very large man physically, and is said to be very positive and tenacious in his views. An excellent portrait of him, and also a view of his residence can be found within these pages.
Source: History of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Washington, 1889