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.
ROWEN LUCY resides about six
miles southeast from Fletcher where he gives his attention to grain farming.
He handles about eight hundred acres upon which he has a lease for five
years and harvests annually more than eight thousand bushels. He
has a good large stock of horses, farm implements and so forth and is prospered
in his labors.
Rowen Lucy was born in Galena, Kansas, June
25, 1881, the son of H. and Thula (Davidson) Lucy, natives of Missouri.
They remained in that state until 1889, then settled at Fletcher, Washington,
where they now live. They are the parents of four children besides
our subject, Eugenia, Ethel, and Ralph and Anna, twins. Rowen received
a good education in his native place and at the age of sixteen began to
work out. He, however, made his home with his parents until twenty-one
when he began independent operation entirely. His first venture was
to buy six head of horses and rent some land. He has bought more
horses and farm implements and now handles the large estate of four hundred
and eighty acres mentioned above.
Mr. Lucy his shown himself an energetic and
progressive young man and bids fair to become one of the property owners
of Adams county.
In May, 1904, Mr. Lucy filed on a homestead
seven miles southwest from Washtucna, which he expects to develop into
a fine farm.