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.
is a prosperous and promising young farmer living two and one-half miles
southwest from Delight postoffice, Adams county. He also engages
quite heavily in the stock business, maving a large herd each of well-bred
cattle and horses.
Born in Los Angeles,
California, September 15, 1877, he was the son of Zacharia and Celia (McDowell)
McChesney, natives of the state of Missouri. They came to Los Angeles
in 1874, and the mother died there in 1880, survived by the father, who
now makes his home with the subject of our sketch. They were the
parents of three children, who, besides our subject, were: Katie and Clyde,
the latter now being dead.
Mr. McChesney, when
nine years of age came to Franklin county, Washington, with his parents.
Prior to that time he attended school some in Fresno county, California,
and he continued his education in this state until he attained the age
of eighteen years, when he started in life for himself. The family
removed to Adams county in 1886. In 1898 Roy filed a homestead claim
on his present farm, which he now has well improved and under cultivation.
In 1889 Mr. McChesney
was married to Louise Case, daughter of Amsy and Linnie Case, natives of
Missouri, who came to Washington in 1890 and located on Puget Sound, and
who are now living in Adams county. They are parents of five children;
Louise, Susie, Zigler, John and Albert.
To Mr. and Mrs. McChesney
have been born two children, Effie and Ims. In politics Mr. McChesney
is a stalwart and active Republican.