What Went Wrong? - Oaksdale, Washington

I have posted many photos of abandoned barns and buildings from the Palouse. This particular abandoned building is a farmhouse near Oaksdale. When I see these abandoned homes, I often want to know what happened to the farmer and his family that lived here. How long has it been abandoned? Did the farmer pass away leaving no one the property? Did the economics of the farm overwhelm them or did overall economic conditions cause it? Maybe, the farmer sold out his land at a decent profit and simply left the house to deteriorate? I am sure that I could ask many more questions that will never be answered. I love learning the history of a place, but in this case, I won't be able to research it on Google to find out. Maybe I will be lucky the next time I am here and run into someone who can tell me the story. Probably not, but who know?