Location: Stanislaus County CA

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,...

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Lew, Frances D. Vaughn Mrs. – Obituary

Frances D. Lew, 88, a former Baker County resident, died Feb. 23, 2007, at Modesto, Calif. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lakewood Funeral Home in Hughson, Calif. Frances was born on Oct. 20, 1918, at Baker City to Waldo Russell and Ella Afton Weitz Vaughn. She moved from Baker City to Keating Valley at the age of 9. Her parents ran the Keating Store and Post Office. She became an accomplished horseback rider and spent her early Keating years riding up and down the valley making friends. She married Lawrence L. Lew Sr. on Oct. 9, 1940, at Fort Lewis, Wash. While he was overseas in Burma fighting with Merrill’s Marauders, his pay was sent to Frances, who used it to purchase land for their ranch. They ranched until the mid 1950s when they moved to Baker City where Frances cared for her ailing mother. In 1961, Frances and Lawrence moved to Lodi, Calif. They lived there until 1971 when they moved to Ceres, Calif., to develop land for a subdivision they called Luran Estates. Frances lived at Luran until shortly before her death. Her husband and best friend, Lawrence, died in 1990. Survivors include her two sons, Lawrence L. Lew Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, and W. Vaughn Lew and his wife, Glenda, all of Ceres, Calif.; four grandchildren, Randy Lew of Arcadia,...

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Biographical Sketch of Edward Rucker Dixon

One of the most popular young men in the banking circles of San Mateo County is Edward Rucker Dixon, who was born at Merced, California, March 21, 1883. After leaving high school, he secured a position with the bank of Newman, California, where he remained for twelve years, serving faithfully in every branch of the banking business. It is partly due to his efforts that this bank has been developed to one of the most influential banks of the great San Joaquin valley. Mr. Dixon came to the National Bank of San Mateo, January 10, 1916, to fill the position of cashier, being selected from a large list of applicants. In the selection of Mr. Dixon as cashier, the National Bank of San Mateo feels that it has added another good asset to the city of San Mateo as well as to its working organization. Mr. Dixon is fraternally connected with the B. P. O. Elks, F. & A. M., and Knight Templar...

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