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.

     JAMES P. SCHROCK has labored in Douglas county with becoming energy and wisdom since the earliest days in which the white men settled here.  He now dwells about six miles north from Hartline on an estate of nearly one thousand acres which he has secured and the place is in a high state of cultivation.  It is devoted to hay and the cereals and improved in excellent shape.  Commodious and tasty buildings, fences, orchard, well and so forth, are in evidence, and in fact everything needed on a first class grain and fruit farm.  Mr. Schrock divides his attention between general farming and stock raising, having now over three hundred head of choice Durham cattle besides horses and so forth.  Mr. Schrock is one of the real pioneers of the country, whose labors have done much to open up the country and stimulate others in these excellent enterprises.  He has introduced choice Shorthorn and Durham cattle into this country and it is pleasant to see one who has labored thus hard and skillfully for wealth, to make a home, and develop the country, enjoy the fruits of his toil in abundance as does Mr. Schrock.
     James P. Schrock was born in Linn county, Missouri, on September 14, 1850, being the son of Joseph and Mary (Gilmer) Schrock, natives of Virginia and early settlers in Missouri.  From the common schools of his native state, our subject received his education and there remained until twenty-three years of age.  Then he traveled to Idaho and Nevada, remaining until 1876, when he returned to Missouri, and in 1883 came to Douglas county.  He took government claims and soon added by purchase until he possessed the large estate mentioned.  Mr. Schrock has the following brothers and sisters, Andrew J., Davis G., Samuel, Lee, Edward F., Willis E., Joseph, Mrs. Dora Street, and Mrs. Mary Gibbon.
     In Linn county, Missouri, on September 16, 1883, Mr. Schrock married Miss Sarah E., daughter of Elias and Annie (Owen) Cokerham, natives of Kentucky.  Mrs. Schrock was born in Linn county, Missouri, on September 11, 1859 and has two sisters, Mrs. Frances Ogle and Mrs. Eveline Williams.  To our subject and his wife, these children have been born, Charles, Edgar, Clara M., Elsie M., Joseph W., Davis L., and Vera G.
     Mr. Scrock was raised a Methodist and with his family belongs to that denomination at the present time.  Like the other pioneers that wended their way into this unbroken domain of nature, Mr. Schrock was obliged to travel to Spokane and Sprague for his supplies, each trip consuming a week or more; but he labored faithfully on and has made a brilliant success in financial matters.