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.

     GEORGE W. HOLLINGSHEAD is distinguished as having established the first drug store in the town of Waterville, which he is still operating.  He has gained a good success in this business and stands among the leading business men in this city.  He was born in Ontario, Canada, on July 31, 1859, being the son of Eli Hollingshead, a native of Canada and a practicing physician now in Waterville.  Our subject was educated and reared in Michigan, remaining there until twenty-eight.  Then he came to Spokane and in 1888, on to Waterville.  He brought with him a stock of goods and opened the first drug store in the town.  In addition to handling this successfully since, Mr. Hollingshead has also been engaged in stock raising.  He owns sixteen hundred acres of land.  Immediately after his school days, our subject entered the employ of Dr. Weirs, a druggist in Oscoda, Michigan, and with him he learned to be a skilled druggist.  After serving due time in this store, he opened business for himself, and there remained until he came west.  Our subject has one brother, Herbert A., and one sister, Jennie Elliott.
     In 1884, Mr. Hollingshead married Miss Carrie M. McFarland, a native of Michigan.  Her father, Andrew McFarland, was a native of New York and married Mary Winchell, a native of the same state and now living in Michigan.  When the war broke out, he enlisted in Company C, Second Michigan Cavalry, and served three years and nine months.  At the battle of Gettysburg, he was shot through the left lung and died from the effects of the wound ten years later.  The paternal grandfather of our subject came from Nova Scotia and the McFarland family is prominent in commercial and professional circles in the state of New York at present.
     To Mr. and Mrs. Hollingshead, one child, Ethel, has been born, aged eight.  Mr. Hollingshead is a member of the I. O. O. F. and the K. O. T. M.  He is a good staunch Republican but not especially active, although interested in everything which is for the advancement of the community.