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.

     RICHARD R. PARROTT resides about ten miles southeast from Hartline on one of the choice estates of Douglas county.  He has fifteen hundred acres, all improved and devoted to pasture and grain.  The estate is well provided with buildings and machinery.  Mr. Parrott handles a steam thresher and contemplates plowing his land by steam in the near future.  In addition to this property, he has a large band of well bred horses and has made an excellent success in horse raising.  His animals are all large and he owns one stallion, perhaps the best bred horse in Douglas county, which weighs eighteen hundred and fifty pounds and is valued at two thousand dollars.  Mr. Parrott is one of the best known stockmen and grain growers in the entire Big Bend country.
     Mr. Parrott was born in Cheshire, England, on December 2, 1861, the son of William and Jennie (Izett) Parrott, natives of England and Scotland, respectively.  The father's occupation was landscape gardening.  At Frederick City, Maryland, our subject received his education, the family having come there when he was six years old.  As soon as his school days were completed, he learned the carpenter trade and in 1872, came with his father and the family to Lincoln, Nebraska.  He wrought at his trade and farming until 1883, then came to Washington, stopping first in Ellensburg where he worked three years in bridge building for the Northern Pacific.  It was 1886, when Mr. Parrott came to Douglas county and took up stock raising.  In the spring of 1887, he took a preemption and timber culture and later a homestead, where he now lives.  He has added by purchase until he has the estate mentioned, which is highly improved and very skillfully handled, fourteen hundred hundred acres being devoted to wheat and other small grains.
     Mr. Parrott has the following brothers and sisters, John J., Robert J., Thomas, William, Mrs. Euphemia Chase, and Mrs. Jennie Casey.  Mr. Parrott was raised under the influence of the Methodist church and has always favored the denomination although not a member of any.  He has certainly made a good success from a financial point of view in his labors in the Big Bend country.  He sells horses in the local market and his brand can be seen throughout the entire Big Bend country and his horses are known as excellent ones wherever found.