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. CROSSGROVE has labored assiduously in Lincoln county for over twenty years, manifesting during this long time, a marked industry, uprightness, and interest in the welfare of the country.  His estate of nearly one thousand acres lies about three miles north from Almira and has been acquired by government rights and purchase.  He has the same in a fine state of cultivation and receives annually a handsome dividend from the crop of cereals raised.
     George W. Grossgrove was born in Delaware, on February 21, 1856.  His parents, Joseph and Rachel (Carpenter) Crossgrove, were of English descent.  When George was an infant of eighteen months, he was taken by his parents across the plains to California.  Before he was eleven years of age, both his parents had died, and he was thus early thrust out in the world alone.  It was decided best for him to return to Delaware and accordingly he went back to the old home place and worked for his cousin until 1875, gaining in the meantime what education he could.  In the year last mentioned, he journeyed again to California and there farmed until 1883, when he came to his present location, taking a preemption first.  Mr. Crossgrove started in life with nothing and has gained his entire holding as the result of his labors and wisdom.  He is now one of the leading farmers of the Big Bend country, prosperous and of good standing.  Mr. Crossgrove has one brother, Joseph C., living in Delaware and three sisters, Lydia E., Rachel E., and Mrs. Mary R. Brown.
     Mr. Crossgrove is popular in this community and has hosts of friends, but the quieter joys of bachelordom have appealed thus far more strongly to him than a matrimonial life and so he is still without a helpmeet.