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.

     FRANK HAINER is one of the substantial agriculturists of Douglas county.  He resides about two miles north from Dyer on a half section of land, which is in a high state of cultivation.  His industry and thrift have improved the same in a becoming manner and he is numbered with the progressive and leading men of this section.
     Frank Hainer was born in Jackson county, Iowa, on September 21, 1858.  His parents, Benjamin P. and Martha (Griffin) Hainer, are natives of Canada and were early pioneers in Iowa.  They now live in Minnesota.  Our subject attended the common schools of Canada where the first twenty-three years of his life were spent then he moved to Minnesota and settled in Becker county, where he did farming.  Twelve years later, or in 1891, he moved to Washington and settled on his present place as a homestead.  He added another quarter section by purchase and has continued in the occupation of general farming since his settlement here.  When he first came, he was possessed of a very little means and like many of the other people in this section, was obliged to go to the Palouse country to earn money for food.  For four years he made those pilgrimages, then succeeded in raising enough on his own place to sustain him.  He now has gained a good competence and in addition to farming has a nice band of cattle and horses all well graded.
     Mr. Hainer has one brother and three sisters.
     At Manchester, New York, on October 11, 1879, Mr. Hainer married Miss Nora McCarty.  She is a daughter of Patrick and Ella (Lynch) McCarty, natives of County Cork, Ireland.  Mrs. Hainer has one brother, Daniel, and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Wilcox.  To this worthy couple, nine children have been born, whose names, dates of birth and native places are given as follows: Mrs. Martha E. Garland, Canada, October 16, 1880; Mrs. Katie Lee, Minnesota, May 7, 1882; Nellie, Minnesota, December 20, 1884; Francis, Minnesota, September 22, 1887; George E., Minnesota, March 3, 1890; Warren, Douglas county, October 11, 1892; Frederick, March 2, 1896; Lawrence, August 9, 1899; and Herbert, April 12, 1903.  The last three were born on the farm.