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 THOMAS LOGSDON.  A pioneer of 1877, George T. Logsden is now one of the foremost business men of the city of Davenport, Washington.  He was born in Pulaski county, Missouri, March 10, 1859, the son of James O. and Sarah E. (Lemons) Logsdon, both natives of Kentucky.  The father of James O. Logsdon, James Logsdon, was a Methodist minister, and lived to the age of ninety-seven years.  James O. and Mrs. Logsdon were the parents of thirteen children, nine of whom are still living, all in the state of Washington.  The family crossed the plains in 1877 by means of a team and wagon, five months being consumed in the journey.  They came direct to Walla Walla, settling on a homestead near the town.  Here the father lived until his death, which occurred while on a visit to Yakima, during January, 1903.  He was, at the time of his death, in his seventy-ninth year, and from boyhood had been a consistent member of the Methodist church.  The mother is still living on the old farm in her seventy-seventh year.
     In 1880, George T. Logsdon settled on a farm near what was then known as Cottonwood Springs, Spokane county; the name since being changed to Davenport, and Lincoln county created from a portion of Spokane.  At that time only one house stood on the present site of Davenport, and the surrounding country was but sparsely settled.  Mr. Logsdon remained on this farm until the fall of 1897 when he removed to Davenport, purchased a small stock of goods and opened a general merchandise store.  As time went on his trade increased and he has continued to add to his stock until he now carries a complete line of gents' furnishings, dry goods, groceries, feed, et cetera, and is doing a good, profitable business.  He owns half a block of property in Davenport, improved by one of the best residences in the city, surrounded by fruit and shade trees, lawn, shrubbery, et cetera.  He is interested in mining properties in the Meteor camp in Ferry county, in Cedar Canyon prospects, and is a director of the Black Thorn and the Little Joe mining companies.
     On March 4, 1886, Mr. Logsdon was married to Miss Anna McCoy, a native of Summerville, Texas, the marriage taking place while he was on a visit to his brother who resides in Wise county, Texas.  The fruit of this union is one child, Elmina W., whose birth occurred April 4, 1894.  Although only ten years of age little Elmina is now in the fourth grade in school and is among the foremost in her class.  She also exhibits exceptional natural talent in music.
     Socially, Mr. Logsdon holds membership in the Maccabees, the W. W. and in the A. O. U. W.  Besides the beneficiaries of these orders, he carries a two thousand five hundred dollar insurance policy in California Mutual.