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 W.  ROUNDS was one of the first settlers in Douglas county and knows what the struggles of the pioneer are.  He has been enabled by industry and good management to so handle the resources of the section, that he has become one of the wealthy men of the county.  He has two hundred and forty acres of good land well improved and supplied with all necessary improvements, besides a good band of stock and other property.  His residence is about five miles north from Waterville and the estate is devoted to diversified crops.  Frank Rounds was born in Linn county, Oregon on April 7, 1865, the son of Rodney R. and Rebecca (Thornton) Rounds, the former a native of New York and the latter of Missouri.  They crossed the plains with ox teams in 1851 and took a donation claim in Linn county, where our subject was born.  He was educated largely in the common schools of Benton county and later moved to Walla Walla county, Washington, where he was in the hotel business for seven years.  Next we see him in Boise in the mines, whence he came to Douglas county about 1884 and took a part of his present estate as a homestead.  The balance has been added since by purchase.
     Mr. Rounds has the following brothers and sisters, Hezekiah, Charles T., Louis J., Mrs. Robert Gray and Mrs.  C. G. Pence.  At Ketchum, Idaho, on April 6, 1881, Mr. Rounds married Mrs. Isadore S. Hillman, daughter of Charles and Lucy (Luvina) Whorton, natives of New Brunswick.  Mrs. Rounds was born in the state of Maine, on August 24, 1857 and has one brother, William A., and one sister, Mary A.  The following children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Rounds: Pliny J., born in Ketchum, Idaho on December 4, 1883; Frank L., born on August 8, 1887; Charles W., born February 4, 1890; Robert M., born March 17, 1892; John C., born July 30, 1893, and Archie R., born on November 5, 1895.  The last five mentioned were born in this county.
     Mr. Rounds is a member of the W. W. and in church affiliations, he and his wife are adherents of the Christian denomination.  He is considered one of the upright and substantial men of the community and the fine success that he has achieved in his labors here indicate his business ability as well as his industry and thrift.