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 OGLE is a well known and intelligent farmer of Douglas county and resides about two miles southwest from Waterville.  He was born in Fountain county, Indiana, on February 16, 1847, the son of James C. and Elizabeth (Smith) Ogle, both natives of Ohio and tillers of the soil.  Our subject was educated in the common schools of Illinois, together with private instructions and remained with his father until he arrived at his majority.  Then he commenced farming in Mercer county, Illinois, for himself, where he remained for eighteen years.  After that, he removed to Republic county, Kansas and continued in the basic art of agriculture, taking up a homestead and remaining there until 1889.  In that year, he removed to Douglas county and pre-empted a quarter section seventeen miles east from Waterville.  Later he removed to his present place which is a well improved farm.  He does general farming and stock raising and is well known as one of the substantial men of the community.
     Mr. Ogle had four brothers in the war, three in the Thirtieth Illinois and one in the Forty-third.  James was killed at Vicksburg; Van died at Fort Donelson; and John died in the hospital in Illinois.  The other children of the family are: Ruth, Sarah, Mary E., Joseph D., deceased, Frank, Alexander C., Thomas N., Jasper C. and Mrs. Emma Richardson.  On December 24, 1868, at Keithsburg, Illinois, Mr. Ogle married Miss Susana, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Jackson, natives of England and New Jersey, respectively.  Mrs. Ogle was born in Keithsburg, Illinois, April 4, 1854, and has the following brothers and sisters, James H., John W., Mallon, and Mrs. Sarah F. Owens.  Mr. and Mrs. Ogle have become the parents of the following children: Ira W., born on June 25, 1871; Edward H., born September 26, 1873; Clara E., born March 17, 1879, now the wife of Edward Owens and living in this county; Nola C., born in this county, on February 3, 1892, living at home.
     Mr. Ogle and his wife belong to the Christian church.  They are highly respected people and first class citizens.