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ELLA MAY (LOGSDON) FISH has been a resident of San Bernardino for twenty-six years, and the ties knit by residence have included a deep interest in the community's growth and progress and a participation in its social life.

Ella May Logsdon is a native daughter of California, and was born at Porterville. Her father, William Logsdon, should be remembered as one of the California pioneers who crossed the plains in 1848. He was an Indiana farmer, was a Union soldier in the Civil war, and represented an old American family of English ancestry. His wife was Gertrude Linebarger Logsdon. Her father was a soldier in the Indian war. Her mother, Maria (Brown) Linebarger, is still living at Oceanside at the age of ninety-four and is one of the few surviving pioneer women of California who crossed the plains with an ox team immediately following the discovery of gold. She is distantly related to the Daniel Boone family.

Ella May Logsdon Fish for a number of years was prominently associated with church work in San Bernardino and elsewhere in California. She is a member of the Methodist Church and the Eastern Star Chapter. She owns some valuable oil property in the Cajon district, and plans for the development of this property are now under way. Mrs. Fish's sister, Eva Logsdon, is the wife of Charles Kingman of Colorado and has three children, named Doris Gertrude, Barbara May and Helen Irene.


History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties 
By: John Brown, Jr., Editor for San Bernardino County 
And James Boyd, Editor for Riverside County 
With selected biography of actors and witnesses of the period 
of growth and achievement.
Volume III, the Western Historical Association, 1922, 
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, ILL

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011