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  ROBERTSON, one of the intrepid pioneers, whose labors have made the Big Bend the garden spot of Washington, dwells now about two miles northeast from Sherman, where he has a magnificent estate of about twelve hundred acres of choice wheat land.  This holding he secured partly by government rights and partly by purchase.  The improvements are in keeping with the value of the place and Mr. Robertson is one of the wealthiest men of this portion of the county.  He has gained this enviable position by reason of real worth and by manifestation of marked industry, wisdom and thrift.  Seeing the value of the country, he purchased and improved land which in turn has produced bounteous returns.
    William Robertson was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on July 11, 1852, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Mutch) Robertson, natives of Scotia's fair hills, also.  In 1861, the family removed to Ontario, where the father farmed.  There our subject completed his education which was well begun in his native land, and in 1875 he journeyed to the Golden State and soon thereafter went north to British Columbia, where he did sawmilling.  Thence he returned to Ontario and farmed for some time.  In 1882, he came west a second time, this journey ending temporarily in Dayton, Washington, but during the same year, he found his way to Lincoln county and selected a homestead where he now resides.  Since then, Mr. Robertson has continued in wise labors here and is one of the leading and substantial men of the region.
     In 1879, Mr. Robertson married Miss Catherine Galloway, who was born in Ontario, on June 25, 1861, the daughter of Mathew and Jeannette (McKay) Galloway, natives of Ontario, and of Irish and Scotch parentage, respectively.  To this marriage the following named children have been born, Mrs. Annie E. Carpenter, Mary C., Charles M., William H., Grace J., Archie M., David M., James G.. and John H.