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.

     EDWARD F. SCHROCK, who dwells about five miles west from Lincoln postoffice, in the vicinity of the noted land mark, Steamboat Rock, is one of the largest stock men of the entire Big Bend country.  He controls nearly two thousand acres of pasture, besides a large amount of hay producing land.  His place is certainly an ideal one, located as it is in the Grand Coulee, and well laid out and improved with good residence, extensive barns, animal corrals, buildings, and other accessories.  Mr. Schrock is one of the earliest pioneers in this section and his labors have always been characterized with wisdom and excellent judgment.  He is a man of influence and worth and has the good will and esteem of all who know him.
     Edward F. Schrock was born in Linn county, Missouri, on July 19, 1859, being the son of Joseph and Mary (Gilmer) Schrock, natives of Virginia and pioneer settlers of Missouri.  The public schools of his native country furnished our subject with his educational training and until 1881, his life was spent there.  Then he crossed the plains in wagons, stopping for a short time in Walla Walla.  It was in the year, 1883, that he first settled in Douglas county, taking a pre-emption and later a homestead and a timber culture.  In 1885, he bought out William H. Fleet, who built the first house in the Coulee.  This property had been owned by Jack Hardy, who was among the very first white men to settle in the Big Bend country.  Mr. Schrock has continued on this estate since those days and has applied himself somewhat to general farming but almost entirely to stock raising.  He has a large holding in thoroughbred cattle, perhaps the finest on the range.
     Mr. Schrock has the following brothers and sisters, Andrew J., Mrs. Arbella Taylor, deceased, James, David, Joseph, Samuel, Willis,  George L., Mrs. Dora Streeter, and Mrs. Mollie Gibson.
     At Spokane, on April 7, 1897, E. F. Schrock married Miss Anor A., daughter of William and Clara (Silver) Bernard, natives of Illinois and Maine, respectively.  The mother is now living in Wilbur.  Mrs. Schrock was born in California, on May 16, 1875, and has five brothers and two sisters, Herbert J., Walter G., deceased, Victor C., Joseph W., Emma G., deceased, Rolland G., and Mrs. Jessie White.  To Mr. and Mrs. Schrock three children have been born; Ethel G., on May 4, 1899; Doris N. on February 13, 1901; and Walter B., on October 19, 1902.
     Mr. Schrock is a supporter of the Methodist church and an active and progressive citizen, always allied with those measures that are for the advancement and upbuilding of the community.  His labors have not only won for him a very generous holding in property but have stimulated others and he certainly has done a lion's share in the development of the country.