Discover your family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

Start Now

Biographical Sketch of Henry Yount

Henry Yount of Tustin, was born in Platte County, Missouri, December 11, 1845, his parents being Henry and Deborah (Doherty) Yount, the former a native of Indiana and the latter of Pennsylvania, who moved to Missouri in 1832, locating upon a farm, and there the senior Yount died in 1845, when his son Henry was but two weeks old. His mother subsequently married Abraham Van Vranken. May 5, 1865, Mr. Yount started for California with an ox team; and after arriving he followed farming the first year in Santa Clara County; then he was a wheat-raiser in San Joaquin County four years; next he was five years in Stanislaus County; and in 1872 he came to Los Angeles County and continued agricultural pursuits for one year at Compton, and next he was engaged in wheat-farming again in Tulare County. Returning to Compton, he remained there until 1881, when he became a citizen of Santa Ana Valley, locating at Tustin. He bought an improved property there, making a neat and comfortable home. He has given his whole attention to horticulture since his arrival here, and he has served the people as Deputy Assessor for the years 1887-’88-’89; is an active Republican. In 1872 he married Miss Mary A. Wootten, from Illinois. They have two children: Dora E. and Frank. She died in Tulare County, September 19, 1875, and in March, 1880, Mr. Yount married Alice A. Troombly, from Kansas, and by this marriage there are John H., Augusta, Charles E., Benjamin, deceased, and...

Biographical Sketch of Prof. John P. Greeley

John P. Greeley, County Superintendent of Schools of Orange County, was born in Swanville, Maine, in 1860. Was educated in the common and high schools of his native place. Graduated at the State Normal School at Castine in 1883, standing second in a class of forty-five. Before graduating he taught in his native town six years. Had charge of the graded schools at Searsport for two years, and in Belfast two years. Prof. Greeley was elected Superintendent of Schools of his native place for three successive years, resigning when he came to California in 1884. Taught one year in San Joaquin County, and the remainder of the time in Los Angeles County. Was principal of the schools at Placentia for four years. When Orange County was formed he was elected as its first Superintendent of Public Schools, being elected in July, 1889, receiving the highest number of votes of any candidate. He was married July 7, 1889, to A. Evelyn Earl, of Los Angeles...

Fugit, Gene – Obituary

Gene Fugit, 76, a former Baker City resident who moved to Ripon, Calif., two years ago to help his grandson raise his great-grandsons, died Feb. 18, 2007, at Modesto, Calif. He was born March 23, 1930. Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of 57 years; brother, Stan, and his wife, Virgene, of Halfway; sisters, Vicki Hull of Baker City, and JerriLyn Myrick of Running Springs, Calif.; sons Michael Sr. and his wife, Teri, of Valley Springs, Calif., and Dennis and his wife, Rebecca; grandson, Michael Jr. of Ripon Calif.; granddaughters, Christina of Fremont, Calif., and Ronni and Toni of Ripon, Calif.; and great-grandsons, Taylor, Ryan and Brendan of Ripon Calif. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy Schober. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 23, 2007 Transcribed by: Belva...

Biography of Edward James Jeffery

Edward James Jeffery was born in Oneida county, New York, April 23, 1835, and is of English descent, his parents having been born in England. During his infancy the family moved to Lenawee county, Michigan. Here he resided on a farm and obtained a limited education in the district school until the spring of 1852, when he started across the plains for the Pacific slope. In October following, after a journey of more than six months, he arrived at Placerville, California, where, until the following spring he engaged in mining. He then went to Stockton where he was employed in a brick yard for a season. In the fall he went to Tuolumne county, and worked in the mines until 1856, when he located in Shasta county, and for two years was engaged in farming. Upon the breaking out of the Fraser River gold excitement in 1858, he started for that region, taking passage on the Cortez on the first trip made by that vessel. from San Francisco to Bellingham Bay. From the latter point he followed a trail as, far as Mount Baker, but beyond that point was unable to proceed further because of the absence of any well defined trail. Returning to Bellingham Bay he then, with five companions, made a trip with a canoe up the Skagit River and all around the Sound, traversing a section of country at that time containing but few inhabitants, but now dotted with several large and populous cities. He finally ascended the Fraser as far as Fort Yale, and after an unsuccessful prospecting tour, returned to Bellingham Bay in a...
Page 4 of 41234

Pin It on Pinterest