Category: Santa Cruz County

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

Biography of Mrs. Alice Culverwell Dixon of Santa Cruz California

Mrs. Alice Culverwell Dixon, clerk of the board of education of the city of Santa Cruz, and widely known for her executive ability, is constantly actuated by a desire to be of service, in making the school system here equal to that of any other part of the state. Mrs. Dixon is a native daughter of the “Golden West,” born in San Francisco, and descended from old pioneer stock, her grandfather having been one of those who arrived in 1849. She was educated in the Santa Cruz schools, after which she taught for a while in the city schools. She

Moreland Notre Dame Academy California

Moreland Notre Dame Academy California

The Moreland Notre Dame Academy stands in majestic beauty just where the main thoroughfare of Watsonville blends with the Santa Cruz highway. It is the splendid tribute of a devoted mother to the memory of her only child, and a still more splendid memorial of that mother’s grand Catholic spirit. The academy was erected in 1899 by Mrs. Margaret S. Moreland, of Watsonville, who took this means of perpetuating the memory of her beloved daughter, Josephine, deceased some years before that time. Josephine had been educated by the Sisters of Notre Dame and she was a cherished student of College

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

Biography of George Paulsen of Santa Cruz California

George Paulsen, proprietor of the Sunshine Creamery at 17 Walnut avenue, Santa Cruz, was born on a farm in Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark, January 19, 1892. In young manhood he served for a year in the Danish army and then worked in a creamery, the two experiences affording him a practical knowledge of life that has been of value to him ever since. In 1913, or a short time before the outbreak of the World war, Mr. Paulsen crossed the Atlantic to America and soon made his way westward to California. For a short time he was in Watsonville and later was

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

Biography of Grant Stewart of Watsonville California

The experiences of life on the western frontier are thoroughly familiar to Grant Stewart, who followed mining and railroading in the early days and is now engaged in the cement contracting business at Watsonville. His activities along construction lines have brought him a wide acquaintance in northern California, and his is the record of a self-made man whose life from early boyhood has been one of unremitting industry. He was born March 18, 1868, in the old mining town of You Bet, high up in the Sierra mountains, in Nevada county, California. His father was one of the pioneer miners

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

Biography of W. F. Nichols of King City California

W. F. Nichols, manager and part owner of the King City Mercantile Company, was born at Aptos, Santa Cruz county; California, February 10, 1884. His father, Benjamin C. Nichols, came to that county in 1852, when the state of California was but two years old. He built and operated one of the first sawmills in the county and later followed agricultural pursuits. He married Miss Margaret Ward and the subject of this sketch is one of the children born to this union. After receiving a common school education W. F. Nichols learned telegraphy. While still in his teens he was

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

Biography of John Edmund Trafton of Watsonville California

In the memorial annals of the beautiful valley of the Pajaro in the vicinity of Watsonville there are few names held in better remembrance than that of the late John Edmund Trafton who in his generation was one of the acknowledged leaders of the community, enterprising in his land operations, public spirited in his consideration of civic problems, philanthropic in his attitude toward community needs, gentle in his intercourse with his neighbors, ever kind and generous toward his relatives, true to himself and true as well in his relations with his fellow men. Mr. Trafton was a bachelor and his

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

Biography of Asa E. Day of Moss Landing California

Asa E. Day, proprietor of a general mercantile store at Moss Landing, was born in Virginia City, Nevada, July 1, 1863, the son of Dania W. and Charlotte ( Hess) Day, the former an ambitious westerner who pitched his tent at Virginia City when a young man. He mined there, and in time came to California, arriving here in the late ’60s. After an active and very useful life, all in all successful, the father died, esteemed by all who knew him. The mother is still living, at the ripe old age of eighty-three years. Attending the public schools in

Surname -W-Y-Z- 1922 Watsonville California City Directory

The original manuscript contains an alphabetical list of streets and avenues with all the house numbers arranged in numerical order, followed by the name of the head of the household. We have changed the way this information reads, after all, you are looking for your ancestors name and do not need instructions to get to the residence which is probably no longer in existence. Our thanks to Janece Carter Streig for contributing this database. 1922 Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California City Directory Source: Householders’ Guide of the City of Watsonville, Compiled and Published by Western Directory Co. Local Office: 9

Surname -U-V- 1922 Watsonville California City Directory

The original manuscript contains an alphabetical list of streets and avenues with all the house numbers arranged in numerical order, followed by the name of the head of the household. We have changed the way this information reads, after all, you are looking for your ancestors name and do not need instructions to get to the residence which is probably no longer in existence. Our thanks to Janece Carter Streig for contributing this database. 1922 Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California City Directory Source: Householders’ Guide of the City of Watsonville, Compiled and Published by Western Directory Co. Local Office: 9

Surname -S- 1922 Watsonville California City Directory

The original manuscript contains an alphabetical list of streets and avenues with all the house numbers arranged in numerical order, followed by the name of the head of the household. We have changed the way this information reads, after all, you are looking for your ancestors name and do not need instructions to get to the residence which is probably no longer in existence. Our thanks to Janece Carter Streig for contributing this database. 1922 Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California City Directory Source: Householders’ Guide of the City of Watsonville, Compiled and Published by Western Directory Co. Local Office: 9