Day: August 7, 2019

History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California Volume 2 Title Page

Biography of Frederick C. Forbes of King City California

For three generations the Forbes family has been intimately connected with the development of the country including Monterey county and the surrounding territory. J. Alonzo Forbes, the grandfather of Frederick, was a man of large mining and ranching interests in his day and was interested in various projects for the general welfare. Among other public-spirited actions he gave the land on which Santa Clara College now stands and otherwise assisted that institution in its infancy. His son, also named J. Alonzo, was born in Santa Clara, and grew to manhood on his father’s ranch. Sometime in the ’60s he purchased

History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California Volume 2 Title Page

Biography of George F. Stanley of Santa Cruz California

Prominent among the representatives of the bar of Santa Cruz, is Judge George F. Stanley, who as lawyer and police judge is well-known. He was born in this city on the 4th of June, 1869—a fact that has given him a great advantage, for he has always been in close touch, understanding and sympathy with Californian institutions. His father was John R. Stanley, a native of Massachusetts, and he married Miss Mary O’Donnell, a daughter of green Erin’s isle. Five children were born to the worthy couple and of this family, two are still living, Judge Stanley and his brother,

History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California Volume 2 Title Page

Biography of Alex Richard Underwood of Monterey California

Alex Richard Underwood, proprietor of the old Central Hotel in Monterey, now operated as the Underwood Hotel, and one of the best known men in western California, is a native son of California and has been a resident of this state all his life, a continuous resident of Monterey for the past quarter of a century. He was born on the great Chupinos ranch, then owned by his father, in the vicinity of Monterey, February 7, 1862, and is a son of Charles and Catherine (Armstrong) Underwood, the latter of whom was a native of Ireland, and they were married

History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California Volume 2 Title Page

Biography of George P. Butler of Santa Cruz California

The spirit of enterprise and business discernment finds expression in George P. Butler, grower and shipper of fancy hothouse cucumbers, of 562 Ocean street, Santa Cruz. He was born in Surrey, England, April 24, 1877, a son of George and Eliza (Smith) Butler, the former a native of Rye, England, now deceased, while the latter was born in the world’s metropolis, London, and is still living. George Butler, Sr., was a grower of cucumbers under glass in England, where as a boy of ten years George P. Butler of this review started to experiment with some planted seed in a

History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California Volume 2 Title Page

Biography of La Von E. Gottfried of Carmel California

La Von E. Gottfried, of the historic mission town of Carmel, is one to whom considerable credit is due for whatever of modern form and spirit now distinguishes the town. He is engaged in the general contracting business and at all times works to improve the appearance of the community as well as advance his own fortunes. He was born on a farm in Ohio, July 12, 1896. His father, Phillip Gottfried, was a farmer, and in the building of a home was ably assisted by his good wife, who, before her marriage was Miss V. B. Ritenour. To the