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Ernest R. Paull was born in Detroit. Went to Chicago in 1892. The World's Fair didn't open until the following year. He then came up Humptulips on Nov. 27, 1901 - his 21st birthday.

He worked for Hansen Bros. Logging Co. at Axford, as whistle punk and knotter. Later helped at both the Newbury and Evans hotels. Still later, he carried mail for Ernest Fishel between Humptulips and Quinault. Also for Evans when his wife died and when he married again.

In 1904, he married Laura Caylor Silvey, at the home of Mrs. Cogdill in Hoquiam. They lived for a time in the Charles Evans house in Humptulips. In 1906 he secured the mail contract for four years, three trips a week between Humptulips and Quinault. Ran the first stage, in summer only. It was a buckboard and could accommodate about four passengers.

In 1908 he went into the U. S. Forest Service as Ranger. Moved to Lake Quinault and rented the Locke place. Under the Homestead Act of 1908, he was to look over the unsurveyed claims and decide which should be homesteads and which timber claims.

Ernest Paull took a homestead on the Burn, south of Neilton, in 1909, but relinquished it in 1910 when he moved to the Norwood Ranger Station. He put in the first trails and telephone lines in the Quinault and Humptulips area.

In 1928 he joined the Highway Department as Road Foreman and Supt. of Bridges and moved to Cosmopolis. He retired Dec. 1, 1952, at the age limit. Since then, he as served Cosmopolis as Justice of the Peace.

Children of the Paulls are:

Orpha Silvey Narrance - Aberdeen - born Feb. 21, 1899
Linnie Morrow - Nipoma, Cal. - born July 24, 1905
Norma Day - Elma - born Oct. 28, 1906
Ray - Neilton - born June 7, 1908
Grace Howard - Aberdeen - born May 12, 1910
Then came the twins, Irving and Edward. They were born on Dec. 31, 1912.
Edward died ten months later. Irving now resides at Spokane.

The next child, Robert, was born October 4, 1919. He lives at Elma.