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Sharp, James Meilke – Obituary

J. M. Sharp, Aged Pioneer, Dies At Ranch Home. Month’s Illness Is Fatal For Santa Paula Rancher. Funeral Rites Will Be Monday. Deceased Organized Bank And Other Corporations. J. M. Sharp, who played an important part in the general development of Ventura County, passed away at his home west of Santa Paula at 8:30 o’clock last night (December 8, 1932), following a four weeks’ illness with influenza. He was one of the first citrus growers in Ventura County and within the past few years had undertaken the development of 125 additional acres in orchard. He was recognized as a progressively-minded rancher and his holding were all highly developed which, coupled with his great business capacity, brought him rich returns. Mr. Sharp was born in Cadiz, Ohio, on March 3, 1844, and when he was four years old he moved with his family to Missouri, later going with them overland by covered wagon to the Willamette Valley in Oregon where he was educated in the public schools. He came to California in 1867 and his first job was as ditch tender in Placer County at a salary of $50 a month. Then he went to San Francisco where he attended Heralds Business College, where he taught following his graduation. He then entered the State Normal College in San Francisco and was graduated in 1871, going to Nevada where he taught. Later he was employed as an accountant in San Francisco banking institutions and farmed in Sonora County for one year. With a wagon and four horses and his worldly goods he embarked for Ventura County in 1876, locating in the...

Marquis De Lafayette Todd of Santa Paula CA

Marquis De Lafayette Todd7, (Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Feb. 13, 1837, in Stockton, N. Y., died June 30, 1908, in Santa Paula, Cal., married first, in 1866, Mary Jane Beckwith, who died in 1869. He married second, in 1871, Dora Emma Ricker, who was born Jan., 1852, in Boston, Mass. She is living now (1912) in Santa Paula, Cal. When he was seventeen years of age, he went to Nebraska, where he spent five years in trying to cultivate an unbroken prairie, at the end of which time, he returned to his father’s home. In 1859, he started off again, this time his objective being California. He made the journey with an ox team, and settled in Sutter County, California. In 1869, he moved to Ventura County, California, again moving by team, and to the time of his death, he lived on the place which he purchased at that time near Santa Paula. He was a staunch republican believing in the fundamental principles of the party. All his life he was an earnest, loyal and patriotic citizen, the highest type of all that is good and great in man. At different times he held public offices and was for one term a member of the State Legislature. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Masonic Orders. Child by Mary J. Beckwith: 1711. Mary Alice, b. in 1867, m. John J. McGregor. No children. Children by Dora E. Ricker: 1712. Lulu, b. 1871, d. 1873. 1713. John, b. 1873, d. 1873. *1714. Ida, b. 1874. *1715. Jessie L., b. 1875. *1716. Edna P. 1717. Marquis...

Ida Todd Carle Youngling of Los Angeles CA

CARLE YOUNGLING, Ida Todd8, (Marquis De L.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born in 1874, in Santa Paula, Cal. She has been twice married, first, in 1894, Bert Carle, from whom she was divorced in 1898, married second, in 1901, Herbert Youngling. In 1912, they were living in Los Angeles, Cal. Children by Bert Carle: I. Louise, b. 1895. II. Genevive, b. 1896. Children by Herbert Youngling: III. Edwin P., b. 1907. IV. Howard T., b. 1909. V. Dora Catherine, b. Nov. 29,...

Edna P. Todd Pickett of Santa Paula CA

PUCKETT, Edna P. Todd8, (Marquis De L.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born in Santa Paula, Cal., married in 1901, Charles N. Puckett, who was born in 1872, in Brownsville, Tenn. Children: I. Beatrice T., b. 1902, in Santa Paula, Cal. II. Charles T., b. 1904, d....

Ernestine R. Todd Joy of Santa Paula CA

JOY, Ernestine R. Todd8, (Marquis De L.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born in 1883, married in 1909, Ray Comfort Joy, who was born in 1880, in Grand Junction, Iowa. In 1912 they lived in Santa Paula, Cal. Children: I. Fletcher L., b. 1910. II. Ernestine Isadora, b. Feb. 2, 1913, d. June 6, 1915. III. Alice Evilene, b. Nov. 17,...

Watson, Rodger Eugene – Obituary

Rodger Eugene Watson, 59, passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at his home in Haines, where he has resided since 1993. Funeral services for Mr. Watson were held Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home. Pastor Loyd Phillips officiated. Vault interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery. His visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Rodger was born Feb. 14, 1945, in Santa Paula, Calif. He was a son of Frank and Alpha (Watters) Watson. He received his education in California. He had a wide variety of interest where his work was concerned. He had great talent in rebuilding, restoring and designing brass and copper antiques and pieces of furniture. Rodger’s first job was at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in California running the ski lift and he dearly enjoyed it. That led to the beginning of his greatest love, the outdoors. Rodger’s hobbies included fishing, elk and deer hunting. He enjoyed gold mining and scuba diving with his dad. He also found a creative outlet with wood-working in his shop along with his dog Shadow. There were so many joys in Rodger’s life. He enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his family and friends. One of his greatest joys was his granddaughter, Sky-baby. He loved every moment with her. Rodger was the most wonderful and caring brother, uncle, daddy and papa darlin’. He loved his friends and family and was loved so much by everyone who encountered him. Although he has gone to Heaven to be with the Lord whot he trusted in and loved, he...

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