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.

     HON. WILLIAM F. HAYNES is the chosen representative to the state legislature from Douglas county, his election occurring in 1902, when he secured the position by a majority of one hundred and thirty-five over the fusionist candidate, his own name appearing on the Republican ticket.  Mr. Haynes has been efficient and active in the legislature and brought forward the bill legalizing the opening of reads on all section lines.  He is a member of the committee on railroads, also is on the committee on irrigation and agriculture, and is chairman of the committee on dairy and live stock.
     William F. Haynes was born in Clinton county, Ohio, on October 28, 1837, the son of Charles and Maria (Franklin) Haynes, natives of New York, and pioneers in Ohio and Indiana.  Our subject was educated in the public schools of his native county and there and in Indiana grew to manhood.  When eighteen, he engaged in the mercantile business and continued in the same from 1856 to 1862.  Then he sold out and shipped cattle to eastern markets.  This occupied him until 1878 in which year he was chosen clerk for the circuit court at Danville, Hendricks county, Indiana, where he served for four years.  During this time he owned and operated a flouring mill, continuing in the same until 1888.  In that year, Mr. Haynes sold out his property in the east and came to Douglas county.  He selected his present place and took a half section by homestead and pre-emption rights.  To this he has added much since and he has now a large estate, which produces much small grain and hay.  He also raises cattle and has a large band on the range besides some horses and other stock.  Mr. Haynes has manifested excellent business ability in his enterprises in this county and is a man of careful discrimination and while conservative is possessed of a progressive spirit and the interests of the county are well in his hands.  From 1894 to 1898 he was commissioner of Douglas county and conserved the people's interest well.
     Mr. Haynes has the following brothers and sisters, Charles, Samuel, Thomas, Mrs. Amanda Henson, Mrs. Mary Bowsman, and Mrs. Almira Haines.
     At Danville, Indiana, on November 15, 1860, Mr. Haynes married Miss Asbarine H. Cash, who was born in the same town, on December 12, 1841. To this union four children were born, Harry S., Charles, Aggie, wife of Fred Sisson, in Colorado, and Frank D.  On April 6, 1875, Mr. Haynes was called to mourn the death of his wife.
     On June 3, 1878, Mr. Haynes married a second time, Eva Ferguson, a native of Danville, Indiana, becoming his bride on that occasion.  To this marriage two children were born, William, on November 14, 1883; Arthur, on January 2, 1890, both native to this county.  At Coulee City, on March 22, 1893,  Mr. Haynes was again called to mourn at the hand of death, his wife crossing the river on that date.
     Mr. Haynes is a member of the A. F. & A. M.  He is a man of broad public mind and has labored wisely and well in the endeavor to build up the interests of the county and enhance the prosperity of the section.