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

     HENRY A. WILLIAMS has resided on his present place, which lies about seven miles east from Twisp, since the spring of 1893.  He has one quarter section of land, which is utilized for grazing and the production of alfalfa.  The farm is all fenced and improved with house, barns, orchard, and so forth.  In addition to general farming Mr. Williams handles cattle and raises about fifty each year.  He is one of the prosperous and industrious men of the valley and has labored with display of wisdom and energy.
     Henry A. Williams was born in Peoria county, Illinois, on April 9, 1868, the son of George and Mary (Wakefield) Williams, natives of Tennessee and Illinois, respectively.  In 1869 the family removed to Jasper county, Missouri, where our subject was educated and remained until he was nineteen.  At that age he left home and migrated to Dayton, Washington, where he worked at his trade of butchering for five years.  He had acquired skill in this business in Missouri.  Then came a year in Sandpoint, Idaho, at the same business, and in 1892 Mr. Williams came to the Methow valley.  The following spring he located his present place, as stated above, and since then he has given himself to its improvement and the related industries of stock raising and farming.  Mr. Williams has some well bred stock and among them is one registered Durham bull.  Bringing in good stock to the valley has done much to improve the grade of animals all through the section and Mr. Williams is to be accredited much for this meritorious work.
     At Sandpoint, Idaho, on August 20, 1892, Mr. Williams married Miss Annie Courtway, whose parents are fruit raisers in Chelan county.  Mr. and Mrs. Williams are among the highly respected people and are good, substantial citizens.