Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     WILLIAM W. YEISLEY conducts a farm eleven miles east from Hatton, Washington.  He is a native of Daviess county, Missouri, born April 22, 1869, and the son of William and Elizabeth (Morris) Yeisley, natives of Kentucky, who went to Missouri during the '50s.  The mother died in that state in 1875, and the father still lives at Galeton, Missouri.  They reared a family of six children: Charles, John, Olive, Ida, William W. and Luella.  Two others died during infancy.
     Mr. Yeisley received a fair common school education in Madison and Daviess counties, Missouri, and at the age of seventeen he began working for wages on his father's farm.  This gave him an independent start in life, and after being thus engaged for two years he came west to California, remained three months, then came to Washington, in 1888.  After coming to this state he worked for wages two years and in the spring of 1891 he filed a homestead and pre-emption where he now
lives.  Here he now has in all one thousand and forty acres of land well under cultivation and improvement.  He raises chiefly wheat, and during some years he harvests as much as eleven thousand bushels of that cereal.  He has a good orchard, superb water facilities and raises some live stock.
     Mr. Yeisley is an active Democrat, a member of the I. O. O. F., and of the M. W. A.
     He is a well-to-do farmer and popular with his neighbors.