The business interests of El Monte, had in Isaac Funk Baker one of their most important factors, his enterprise and progressive spirit having contributed no little to the material upbuilding and development of the place. Mr. Baker, a native of Illinois, was born in the vicinity of Bloomington, February 15, 1865.Read More
Author: California Genealogy
Mr. Asher was born in Clay County, Kentucky, December 18, 1862, the twelfth in a family of twelve children, whose parents were Jackson D. and Margaret (Hendrickson) Asher, both also natives of Kentucky. In 1902 he sold his holdings in Kentucky and went to Chicago, where he remained one year and then came to California. He stopped first in Los Angeles, where he remained until coming to El Monte in 1907.Read More
A direct descendant of Captain William Johnson, one of El Monte’s founders and prominent among the builders of the city in its later growth, is the name of Charles G. Andrew, who was born February 14, 1875 in San Bernardino. Mr. Andrew’s father was Tilghman D. Andrew, a native of Maryland, coming to California at an early date. His mother was in maidenhood, Sarah Ann James, a native of California, being born near the site of the old mill on the Huntington estate, and whose father managed and operated the mill. Her father, in 1860, moved to San Bernardino, where he operated several lumber mills. His death occurred in 1911.
Charles G. Andrew, in 1881, was six years old, was brought to El Monte, where he was educated in the public schools. On reaching his majority he engaged in farming, and in 1903, acquired and settled on 22 acres of land on South Lexington, near the Durfee ranch. Here he remained for twenty-seven years, settling the place to walnuts and otherwise improving his property.Read More
Although living but two years after his arrival in El Monte, John H. Alexander was well known in the vicinity and left a family which was to have much to do with the activity and future development of the town.
Born in 1829, a native of South Carolina, Mr. Alexander was educated in the public schools of his home community where he remained until after he was twenty years of age. In 1849, he crossed the plains to California by ox-team, coming first to the gold fields in the northern part of the state. Here he remained for several years engaged at mining. For a time as foreman of a mine in Drytown, Amador County, and later in Calaveras County in the same line of work.Read More
Compiled and Written for The City of El Monte by The Works Progress Administration Project N-5740 Supervisors: C.D. Maxon, Fred J. Brown, Lee Stoddard, Charles G. Mudd Alexander, John Henry Allgeyer, Henry Andrew, Charles G. Andrew, Tilghman D. Asher, Hugh L. Baker, Isaac Funk Barnes, William Penn Barton, Chester R. Barton, John Bell, Charles M. Bell, Thomas Bell, William C. Blackley, Charley Bryant, Barney S. Bunyard, Larkin S. Burdick, Herbert Alfred Burdick, Lester C. Callan, Jacob Mitchell Cave, Fredrick Payson Choate, Roger L. Cleminson, James Cleminson, James D. Cleminson, John Cogswell, Prescott F. Coleman, Joseph L. Cuddeback, Grant P....Read More
An Illustrated History of Los Angeles County An illustrated history of Los Angeles County, California. Chicago: The Lewis publishing company. 1889 An Illustrated History of Southern California An illustrated history of Southern California : embracing the counties of San Diego, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange, and the peninsula of Lower California, from the earliest period of occupancy to the present time; together with glimpses of their prospects; also, full-page portraits of some of their eminent men, and biographical mention of many of their pioneers and of prominent citizens of to-day. Chicago, Ill.: The Lewis Publishing Company. 1890. History...Read More
Membership Roll of the Pioneers of Los Angeles County Name, Birthplace, Occupation, Arrived in County, Residence, Arrived in State Alvarez, Ferdinand Missouri, Butcher, May 1, 1872, 647 S. Sichel, 1872 Alvarez, Julia A. T., Housewife, July 14, 1888, Los Angeles, 1843 Anderson, L. M., Pennsylvania, Collector, July 4, 1873, Los Angeles, 1873 Anderson, Mrs. David, Kentucky, Housewife, January, 1, 1853, 641 S. Grand Avenue, 1852 Austin, Henry C., Massachusetts, Attorney, August, 30, 1869, 3118 Figueroa, 1869 Baldwin, Jeremiah, Ireland, Retired, April 1874, 721 Darwin, 1859 Bales, Leonidas, Ohio, Farmer, 1866, 1492 Lambie, 1847 Barclay, Henry A.,...Read More
This book provides some insight into the National Guard and Naval Militia in California in 1917. We have listed only the people who served and not the structure of the military. In some cases there were blank lines where it was thought there should be another officer, they were removed. The book does not provide information as to the dates after the names, we can only guess it is the date of the start of their service.Read More