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. NASH resides about
eight miles north from Govan, where he owns one section of fine wheat land.
He has a valuable residence, plenty of buildings, large estate and full
equipments for the operation of the same. The farm is all under cultivation
and is one of the excellent places in Lincoln county.
George W. Nash was born in Indiana, on November
13, 1866. His father, Thomas H. Nash, was born near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,
and served all through the Civil War, being under Logan and Grant.
He came from Pennsylvania to Indiana in early days and did good work in
the settlement of that section. The mother of our subject, Martha
(Dolans) Nash, was born in Indiana. She had three brothers in the
Civil War. Our subject was educated in the common schools of Missouri
whither he went with his parents when quite young. Later he worked
in sawmilling for a number of years, then came west, settling on his present
location in 1889. He increased his holdings by purchase until he
owns a section of land, as stated above. Mr. Nash remarks that when
he came to his homestead and invoiced his property, he found that he possessed
just nine dollars in cash which was the larger portion of his entire holding.
He has been prospered exceedingly in his labors on account of his wisdom
In 1893, Mr. Nash married Miss Clara LaFollette,
whose parents, Harvey and Susan (Fullerwider) LaFollette, were natives
of Indiana. Mrs. Nash was born in Wisconsin, reared in Indiana and
came to the Big Bend country where she took a pre-emption in 1889.
She had two brothers, pioneers of Lincoln county, W. J., deceased, who
had a pre-emption and homestead here; Grant A., who took government land
which he has increased by purchase to an estate of eight hundred acres;
and one, Hon. William L., the fruit king of the northwest, who now resides
at Wawawai, Washington. She is a cousin of Governor LaFollette of
Wisconsin. Various other members of the family have held prominent
positions. Mr. Nash has two brothers, John D. and H. M.