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 WILLIAMS and his brother,
Daniel, have certainly demonstrated that they are thoroughly able to win
success in financial matters. They are men of energy, wisdom and
ability, although their actions are tempered with due conservatism.
At the present time they are in partnership, having labored together for
years. Daniel was born in Pennsylvania and educated in Ohio.
The have about two thousand, two hundred and eighty acres, of which nineteen
hundred acres are fertile wheat land, besides about two thousand dollars
worth of property in Wilbur and three thousand worth in Almira. On
their farm they have thirty-two head of horses and abundance of every kind
of farm machinery needed, with other improvements in proportion.
All this fine holding has been gained by the management and labors of the
William Williams was born in Wales, in 1864,
the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Price) Williams, natives of Wales.
They came to America in 1866 and settled in Pennsylvania. In 1887,
they came to Lincoln county, where they still reside. William was
educated in the district schools of Ohio whither he was brought by his
parents when a child. He followed mining in the coal regions of Illinois
and Ohio for six years and in 1884, moved to Iowa where he farmed.
It was 1888, that the brothers came to their present location and commenced
acquiring title to Lincoln county real estate. They have laid their
land under tribute to crops constantly and the large income has made them
among the wealthy people of this section of the county. They may
well take pride in what they have achieved. They are esteemed of
all the people who know them and certainly among the substantial and progressive
men of the Big Bend country.