Los Angeles County

The Works Progress Administration

Biography of William R. Dodson of El Monte California

William R. Dodson for thirty-six years, proprietor of The Dodson Hotel, was born in Crawford County, Arkansas, in 1839. his father Gainaim M. Dodson, was a native of Halifax County, Virginia, who in 1833 went to Kentucky, where he married Miss Nancy P. Thompson, a native of that state, and later settled in the county …

Biography of William R. Dodson of El Monte California Read More »

The Works Progress Administration

Biography of Rollie F. De Garmo of El Monte California

Rollie Frank De Garmo, a well known rancher of this district came to California in 1894, and after finishing his education in Williams Commercial College, at Pasadena, he engaged in farming near San Gabriel, moving later onto a fifty-three acre tract near El Monte. In 1899 he moved to Long Beach, where he conducted a …

Biography of Rollie F. De Garmo of El Monte California Read More »

Biography of Herbert Alfred Burdick of El Monte California

Herbert Alfred Burdick was born in Cortland, New York, February 18, 1855, the second in a family of seven children, five sons and two daughters. The father, Amos, was also born in that place, as was the grandfather, Joseph, who as a frontiersman, engaged as a hunter and trapper, and in summers, as a farmer. …

Biography of Herbert Alfred Burdick of El Monte California Read More »

Biography of Lester C. Burdick of El Monte California

El Monte has in Lester C. Burdick, a citizen of sterling character, and a most conscientious public official – one who is worth of the high esteem in which he is held for his loyal and courageous service as head of the Police Department. His untiring work in behalf of the city during the years …

Biography of Lester C. Burdick of El Monte California Read More »

Biography of Jacob Mitchell Callan of El Monte California

Settling in El Monte in 1855, Jacob M. Callan became one of the first village blacksmiths. He operated his shop on the lot later occupied by succeeding blacksmiths, J.W. Broaded, and in more recent years, H.A. Burdick, father of the present (1936) Chief of Police, Lester C. Burdick. Jacob M. Callan was born in Baltimore, …

Biography of Jacob Mitchell Callan of El Monte California Read More »

Biography of Fredrick Payson Cave of El Monte California

Highly esteemed as a public benefactor, and active in the early development of El Monte, was Dr. Fredrick P. Cave, who opened the first drug store here and also built up a large practice as a physician. Dr. Cave was born in Montreal, Canada, March 26, 1853. His parents were natives of Ireland, coming to …

Biography of Fredrick Payson Cave of El Monte California Read More »

Biography of Roger L. Choate of El Monte California

Honored and esteemed by El Monte citizens for his fine character, culture and Christian influence in the community, was Roger L. Choate, who in 1886 came to California settling in El Monte three years later, and continued to make his home through the years until the time of his death, January 10, 1937. Mr. Choate …

Biography of Roger L. Choate of El Monte California Read More »

Biography of James D. Cleminson of El Monte California

A native of California, and numbered among the prominent pioneer builders of El Monte is the name of James D. Cleminson, who is held in high esteem for the qualities of character revealed during his life in this district. Mr. Cleminson was born February 14, 1870, in San Bernardino, his parents being James and Caroline …

Biography of James D. Cleminson of El Monte California Read More »

Biography of James Cleminson of El Monte California

James Cleminson was a representative of one of the pioneer American families of the El Monte District. He was born at Independence, Missouri, August 7, 1833, son of John and Lydia (Lightner) Cleminson. The children, who came with their parents to California in 1852, were: James, whose name heads this sketch; john Jr., Lydia and …

Biography of James Cleminson of El Monte California Read More »

Pin It on Pinterest

Scroll to Top