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.

     EUGENE C. HAMLEY, M. D.,  The town of Sprague is to be congratulated upon securing the subject of this article as a permanent resident, and no compilation, purporting to give mention to the leading men of this county would be complete without his name and an epitome, at least, of his career.  Dr. Hamley is a talented and up-to-date man in every respect and is abreast with the rapidly advancing science of medicine, being master of his profession.  His extensive research and exhaustive study in the various departments, coupled with a natural ability of the highest order, have combined to place him a real leader in the science, fitted for the intricate problems attendant on the practice of medicine.
     Eugene C. Hamley was born in Maquoketa, Iowa, on September 12, 1879, the son of Nathaniel A. and Hannah (Arnold) Hamley, natives of England and Washington, D. C., respectively, and now dwelling in Iowa, retired, but expect soon to come to Washington to live.  After completing a fine high school education, Eugene spent three years in the study and practice of pharmacy, being registered as a pharmacist in Iowa.  Then came two years of study in the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago, after which he spent the same length of time in the famous Rush Medical College in Chicago.  His graduation was in the class of 1902, having been selected out of a class of two hundred and fourteen to a fellowship in that college, owing to his special attainments in the departments of gynecology and obstetrics.  He also received the marked distinction of being appointed to the faculty of the institution, being also allowed the privilege of practicing on the outside.  He continued in this for one year, and then determined to come west, and accordingly selected Sprague as the point of his labors and located here in 1903.  In order to do this, Dr. Hamley gave up a life appointment and remuneration in Rush Medical College, which is in itself a distinction and position well worthy to be sought after by a lifelong study.  However, he preferred to step into a field where he could win other laurels and could use his skill and acquirements for the benefit of the suffering.  The doctor has fitted up a suite of offices, which are equal to any in the state and has them supplied with a magnificent library, and all the applicances known to modern surgery and a general practice of medicine.  He is being received by the people in a becoming manner and already his offices are thronged with those seeking relief at his hands.
     In Iowa, on August 1, 1899, Dr. Hamley married Miss Getta May Crane, the daughter of Ransford and Getta (Clark) Crane, natives of Jackson county, Iowa, where they now live.  To this union, one child, Myrtle May, has been born.  The doctor is a member of the I. O. O. F. and the K. P.  He also belongs to Spokane County, State and American Medical Associations.  Dr. Hamley is medical examiner for seven of the old line insurance companies, and five of the leading fraternal beneficiary societies in Sprague.  He owns a beautiful residence on Fourth street, surrounded with pleasant and attractive grounds, and the home is the center of refined hospitality where Mrs. Hamley, as a gracious and cultured hostess, presides with charming graces.  The doctor and his wife are already the center of a large circle of admiring friends and his advent to the Evergreen State was a matter of great gain to us.