|Birth: ||Feb. 1, 1867|
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1927|
Brother of Pvt. Emsley F. Canutt.
Son of Alexander Canutt and Sarah Hollingsworth.
Married 4 Nov 1891 Colfax, WA to Nettie Ellen Stevens. They had 5 children: Alexander Hamilton, Sally Treen, Enos Edward "Yakima", John Maceo and Anna Adaline.
He married 2nd 4 Jun 1921 Whitman, WA to Pearl Edith Flavin, no children.
- Elaine (Moody) Root (#47743480)
This representative citizen of Whitman county is prominent, not alone as an agriculturist and stock and fruit raiser, but he has long been pre-eminently influential in the political life of state and county, enjoying high prefermentin the gift of the people.
It is a pleasure to be able to add that he has not only proved faithful to every trust reposed in him, but he has brought to the discharge of his official duties a degree of energy, zeal and ability which has enabled him to accomplish what to a less gifted man would be impossible and to almost unconsciously occupy a place of leadership among his fellow citizens and his confreres.
Mr. Canutt is a native of Douglas county, Oregon, born February 1, 1867, his parents being Alexander and Sallie (Hollingsworth) Canutt.
In 1872 the family moved over to Whitman county, and in 1873 bought a farm on the Penawawa bar and engaged in stock and fruit raising. The next year, however, they returned to Oregon, remaining until 1879, which year is the date of their second advent into Whitman county. They purchased a place about sixteen miles southwest of Colfax and again engaged in fruit and stock-raising.
Our subject received the major portion of his education in Whitman county, and when years of maturity had been attained directed his energies to the same occupation in which his parents were engaged. He is now the owner of four hundred and eighty acres adjoining the parental home, and is achieving great success in farming, especially in the raising of fruit and cattle; indeed he is rightly regarded as in many respects one of the most successful farmers in the county.
As before noted, our subject is an active participant in local and state politics. In 1896 he was elected a member of the state legislature, and his splendid executive and legislative abilities received fitting recognition in his being appointed chairman of the vitally important railroad committee. He became widely known among his contemporaries and will be known in the annals of the state as the one who introduced and secured the passage of the Canutt freight bill. He also distinguished himself in the legislature by the determined manner in which he, with Hon. George Witt, of Lincoln county, led a fight for the election to the United States senate of Hon. Charles E. Cline. So nearly successful were they that their candidate failed of election by only two votes.
In fraternal connection Mr. Canutt is identified with the Order of Washington.
He was married in Colfax in November, 1891, the lady being Miss Nettie, daughter of A. M. and Annie (Askren) Stevens, a native of Walla Walla county, Washington. They have four children: Alexander, Sallie T., Enos E. and John Maceo.
Mrs. Canutt is a lady of refinement and culture, and possesses literary ability of a high order. Her poetry has gained her a very enviable local reputation.
"An Illustrated History of Whitman County, state of Washington." San Francisco: W. H. Lever, 1901. p. 400.
Submitted to the Washington Biographies Project in January 2010 by Diana Smith. Submitter has no additional information about the person(s) or family mentioned above.
via - Kerry Moser (#48011981)
Pearl Edyth Flavin Canutt (1879 - 1951)
Nettie Ellen Stevens Canutt (1876 - 1963)*
Alexander Hamilton Canutt (1892 - 1982)*
Sally Treen Canutt Finley (1894 - 1987)*
Yakima Canutt (1895 - 1986)*
Anna Adeline Canutt Clapp (1903 - 1937)*
Created by: C&P * LaPlante Files
Record added: Mar 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13781275