Biography of Charley Blackley of El Monte California

Another El Monte Pioneer of the covered wagon days was Charley Blackley, who was born in England in 1830. Coming to the United States when a small boy, his parents settled in Illinois, where Charley Blackley was educated in the public schools. In about the year 1857, Mr. Blackley was united in marriage with Miss Minerva Johnston, a native of Arkansas, whose parents were El Monte pioneer settlers of the early fifties.

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Biography of Moses Clinton Cuddeback of El Monte California

Bearing the distinction of being the first white child in El Monte, Moses C. Cuddeback was born January 22, 1853 or 1854. At the time, his parents were living with the family of Nicholas Smith on Valley Boulevard in an adobe house. Moses C. Cuddeback was the son of Grant P. and Almira Cuddeback, their native state being New York. History tells that the family came to California in 1850.

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Biography of Thomas Bell of El Monte California

Thomas Bell, well known in El Monte for his success in agriculture and dairying, was born in El Monte, California, October 5, 1859, and was here reared to young manhood, receiving his educational training in the public schools of the community. Thomas Bell, well known in El Monte for his success in agriculture and dairying, was born in El Monte, California, October 5, 1859, and was here reared to young manhood, receiving his educational training in the public schools of the community.

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Biography of John W. Barton of El Monte California

John W. Barton, pioneer rancher, located in the vicinity of El Monte in the ‘80’s and engaged in the cultivation of an extensive ranch of between fifteen hundred and eighteen hundred acres, in the meantime improving and developing a homestead of twenty-four acres. He met with success in his efforts, acquired a competence, and won a place among the loyal and public-spirited citizens of the locality.

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