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.
W. YEISLEY conducts a farm eleven miles east from Hatton, Washington.
He is a native of Daviess county, Missouri, born April 22, 1869, and the
son of William and Elizabeth (Morris) Yeisley, natives of Kentucky, who
went to Missouri during the '50s. The mother died in that state in
1875, and the father still lives at Galeton, Missouri. They reared
a family of six children: Charles, John, Olive, Ida, William W. and Luella.
Two others died during infancy.
Mr. Yeisley received
a fair common school education in Madison and Daviess counties, Missouri,
and at the age of seventeen he began working for wages on his father's
farm. This gave him an independent start in life, and after being
thus engaged for two years he came west to California, remained three months,
then came to Washington, in 1888. After coming to this state he worked
for wages two years and in the spring of 1891 he filed a homestead and
pre-emption where he now
lives. Here he now has in all one thousand
and forty acres of land well under cultivation and improvement. He
raises chiefly wheat, and during some years he harvests as much as eleven
thousand bushels of that cereal. He has a good orchard, superb water
facilities and raises some live stock.
Mr. Yeisley is an active
Democrat, a member of the I. O. O. F., and of the M. W. A.
He is a well-to-do farmer
and popular with his neighbors.