ALBERT C. PATHEAL
History of Idaho, Gem of the Mountains, Volume 3, by James H. Hawley
S. J. Clarke Publishing Co, 1920, Page 268-269
A.C. Patheal, who follows farming and fruit raising in the Fruitland district of Payette county, was born near Wheeling, West Virginia, December 18, 1857, and removed to Kentucky with his parents, John and Mary (Kirkwood) Patheal, who located near Monticello, that state. His father served as a Union soldier during the Civil war and while on a furlough was killed by one of Quantrell's guerrillas. In 1874 the mother removed to Illinois, where she conducted a farm.
A.C. Patheal was but an infant at the time of his parents' removal to Kentucky and there he pursued his education in a private school . He accompanied his mother to Illinois when a youth of seventeen years and in 1880 he went to McCook county, South Dakota, where he took up a homestead claim of one hundred and sixty acres. There his mother later joined him but afterward returned to Illinois, where she passed away. Mr. Patheal continued to follow farming in South Dakota for twenty years and then sold his property, afterward removing to the Payette valley, where he purchased eighty acres of land, including his present place of forty acres, for he has since sold one-half of the tract.
It was raw sagebrush land when it came into his possession and Mr. Patheal has continuously remained upon the place save for a period of two years which he devoted to meeting the requirements of the law in regard to securing a homestead of one hundred and sixty acres in Benewah county, Idaho, on which there is fine pine and fir timber. In Payette county he carries on mixed farming on the home place near Fruitland and in 1919 raised about seven thousand boxes of apples. He helped to develop the Farmers Cooperative Ditch, which irrigates this section, and his aid and influence, have always been given on the side of progress and improvement.
On the 16th of December, 1883, Mr. Patheal was united in marriage to Miss Gladys Chapman, who was born near Detroit, Michigan. She is a daughter of B. F. and Mary (Jackson) Chapman, the former a native of the state of New York and the latter of Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. Patheal have become the parents of four children. Frank, thirty-four years of age, married Viola Ring and has one son, Glenn Chapman, who is now six years of age; Charles A., thirty years of age, married Gail Kutch and has two children, Wilma I. and Wilber C.; Benjamin F., twenty-nine years of age, married Alice B. Riffle and has three children; Beatrice C., Lois N. and Naomi Ruth; Florence L., who became the wife of Bert Melcher, died leaving a daughter, Gladys E.
Throughout the present century A. C. Patheal has resided in Idaho and has been regarded as one of the men of enterprise in his section of the state. Whatever he undertakes he carried forward to successful completion and his diligence and determination are unfaltering.