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 SCULLY.  When the first settlers were beginning to locate in Douglas county they were largely without money and property.  Our subject was in the same condition at the time he secured a government claim ten miles northwest from Almira where he has resided since.  He has a nice farm in a high state of cultivation, well improved, with substantial buildings and other conveniences, and all the result of his industry and labor.
     William Scully was born in New Brunswick, Canada, on November 27, 1848, being the son of Patrick and Jane (Kearney) Scully, natives of Ireland and New Brunswick, respectively.  The father settled in Canada when quite young.  Our subject was educated in New Brunswick and there remained until 1872, being engaged in the lumber business.  In the year last mentioned, he came to the United States, making settlement in Wisconsin.  Lumbering occupied him for sometime and next we see him across the continent on Puget Sound.  He labored in the vicinity of Hood's canal for sometime lumbering, then moved to Yakima.  Until 1883, he was occupied there, driving logs on the river for the Northern Pacific.  Then he came to Douglas county and took a preemption where he now lives.  He also took a timber culture, and his is one of the valuable estates of the county.  Mr. Scully also takes a keen interest in politics and other questions of importance and in 1898, was called by his fellow citizens to fill the important office of county commissioner, his name appearing on the Fusion ticket.  Mr. Scully has two brothers, Michael and Patrick, and one sister Mrs. Margaret Daley.
     In Spokane, on November 20, 1898, occurred the marriage of Mr. Scully and Miss Annie Doyle.  Her parents, John and Bridget (Deveraux) Doyle, were natives of Ireland and New Brunswick, respectively.  She was born in New Brunswick, on May 16, 1853 and has three sisters and three brothers, John, Patrick, Paul, Mrs. Ellen Murphy, Mrs. Catherine Nolan and Miss Margaret.  Mr. and Mrs. Scully are members of the Roman Catholic church and are highly respected people.  Their walk has been such in Douglas county that they have won the confidence and esteem of all who know them, and their labors have been very wisely bestowed, achieving abundant success in financial matters.