Posted with permission of the Sumas Senior Center
An important business in early Sumas! The local blacksmith and wagon shop which was located on Cherry Street facing west between 3rd Street and Columbia Street.
According to the 1900 Census, Edgar Trimbell, Proprietor, was a 42 years old blacksmith who was born in Wisconsin. His wife, Carrie was 34 years old and from Ohio. They had the following children: Cyrus was born about 1889, Joseph was born about 1892, Myrtle born about 1897 and Clara who was born in 1900.
I haven't figured out who the brother is in the business. I only found blacksmith named Trimbell mentioned in the census records. The advertisement indicate there is a partnership. This is worth looking in to.
In the 1920 Twin Falls directory, Carrie Trimbell is listed as widowed and living near her son.