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.
ROUSE resides about six miles southeast from Lind and follows farming.
He was born in Garfield county, Washington, on May 10, 1879, the son of
J. S. S., and Sarah E. (Scroggins) Rouse, natives of Nebraska. They
came to Washington in 1875, locating first in Garfield county, where they
remained until 1891. The father moved to Adams county in 1891, taking
land near Lind. His death occurred in October, 1897. They were
the parents of nine children, named as follows: Nora, Burk, Carrie, Homer,
Howard, Claud, Ervin and two who died when young.
Our subject was educated
in the common schools of his native county and when eighteen came to Adams
county with his father. At the age of eighteen, he started in life
for himself, laboring for the farmers in this portion of the County.
In 1900, he took a homestead and has added more by purchase until he has
three hundred and twenty acres of fine wheat land. He has ten head
of horses and farming implements necessary to handle his land. Mr.
Rouse is an industrious and worthy young man and is well on the road towards
a first class success.
He was married in 1901
to Susie Case. Her parents, Amzi and Linnie (Buzzard) Case are natives
of Iowa and came to Oregon in 1890. They are now dwelling in Adams
county, Washington, and are the parents of six children, Louie, Susie,
Zigler, John, Ida and Elbert.
Mr. Rouse is an active
Democrat and is interested in all the enterprises for the development of
the county and the advancement of educational facilities. He and
his wife are members of the Christian church.