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 STOOKEY is one of the pioneers of Lincoln county and has shown himself possessed of those stanch qualities of integrity and energy which leave wrought out for him in this vale a fine competence, while his standing in the country which has grown up around him, is of the very best.
     William Stookey was born in Illinois, on March 24, 1872, the son of Allen J. and Susan (Louderman) Stookey, who are mentioned elsewhere in this volume.  His opportunity for education was very limited as he came with the family to this section when still young and the frontier is not usually filled with schools.  This spot in Lincoln county was as well favored as is usual, and young Stookey was enabled to secure a few weeks of educational drill during some winters.  The rest of his time was spent in handling the farm work with his father and later in life he worked the estate for his father.  Being guided by sound wisdom and the counsels of a sagacious father, Mr. Stookey invested in land, buying three-fourths of a section about four miles southeast from Wilbur, where his home is at the present time.  He has a fine farm, good improvements, some stock, and is a prosperous and well to do citizen, who has the high esteem and good will of all.
     In 1898, Mr. Stookey married Miss Phoebe, daughter of John and Susan (Waters) McCarty, natives of Pennsylvania and Illinois, respectively.  The father was a pioneer to Illinois and a substantial citizen.  To Mr. and Mrs. Stookey two children have been born, Trilby L., and Allen V.