Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     LYMAN W. WILLARD, M. D.  This popular physician of Loomis needs no introduction to the people of Okanogan county.  His excellent success in the important profession of medicine is the best encomium that could be granted by any man.  In addition to handling a large practice, the doctor is owner and operator of a first-class drug store on the main street of Loomis, where he enjoys a fine patronage.
     Lyman W. Willard was born in Oswego, New York on December 8, 1842.  His father, Dr. Rowland Willard, was born at Fort Ann, New York, in 1794, being a man of established ability and having a most interesting career.  It is quite in place to note some of the salient points of the same.  Dr. R. Willard was a descendant of the noted Simon Willard, who came from England to the colonies in the seventeenth century.  He grew up on a farm, without education, and at the age of twenty-one was unable to write his name.  Then he commenced to study.  He went west about this time and located at St. Charles, Missouri, and there rented a dwelling to a physlcian with whom he became interested in the study of medicine.  In due time he entered the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia and took his degree in 1829.  He rode a mule the entire distance from that state to Chihuahua, Mexico, and there established a practice.  For eight years he did a magnificent business in his profession.  On account of a revolution and the Americans being ordered from the country, he departed with his equipment and gold.  It was a considerable sum, packed on five mules.  He started north and located at Covington, Kentucky, where he owned an estate and had an extensive practice.  He built a Baptist college and endowed it.  Owing to his strong abolitionist principles he went to Cincinnati, Ohio, and practiced medicine.  There he started the first wholesale drug store west of the Alleghany mountains.  Failing health caused him to sell this property and he went to Indiana, where he bought a section of land from three Indians and started the town of Oswego.  He built grist mills and saw mills and operated a large farm, besides practicing medicine.  His house was a station on the underground railway and many thrilling adventures occurred.  When the railroad came through his section the town of Warsaw was established and owing to the treachery of his partner the doctor was caused the loss of about fifty thousand dollars.  He then removed to Warsaw and started life again without means.  He practiced there until 1860, then went to New Jersey and finally returned to Haddonfield, New Jersey, having become a wealthy man.  The last twenty years of his life were spent in retirement, and he died in 1884 aged ninety.  In 1832, at Cincinnati, Ohio, the doctor had married Miss Elizabeth Borland, a native of Orange county, New York.  She is still living at the old home place in Haddonfield in her ninetieth year.  Since sixteen years of age she has been a devoted Christian, and in addition to much labor in the cause, she has been a correspondent of several religious journals in the United States and England.
     Our subject has two brothers, Dr. Nelson L., who practiced dentistry in London fifteen years and is now following his profession in Washington, D. C.; Rowland, a druggist in Haddonfield, New Jersey.  Our subject began his education at Warsaw, Indiana, and continued until he had graduated in the Trenton normal school in New Jersey.  Then came three years of careful study of medicine under a preceptor, and in 1866 he entered the medical college at Philadelphia, whence he graduated four years later.  Eight years were spent in practice in the oil region in Pennsylvania, then he removed to Silver Cliff, Colorado, and followed his profession, after which he came to Saratoga Springs, New York and practiced medicine.  In 1884 he located in Spokane and one year later went to Goldendale, Washington where he practiced until 1889.  At that time he was appointed surgeon for the Washington Central railroad after which he started a drug business at Coulee City.  Later he came to Ruby and engaged in the drug business there until the mines shut down, and in 1884 he located in Loomis and at once opened a drug store and began practice.  He has been very successful, both in his practice and in his drug business and is one of the prominent men of the county.  Dr. Willard has a lovely residence, besides other property.  Owing to the failure of his eye sight he has given up some of his practice but is still very active.
     On October 14, 1885, Dr. Willard married Miss Elizabeth Canfield.  He and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church, while fraternally he is affiliated with the A. F. & A. M., and the W. W.
     Since the above was written, Dr. Willard has passed away.  His death occurred on September 28, 1903, at Loomis, and he was sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends.  He was buried under the auspices of the W. W., Loomis Camp, No. 591, and this order is erecting a monument to his memory.