Biography of C. E. Coughran
Kern County, CA Biographies





C. E. COUGHRAN, one of the leading stock raisers of Kern County, was born in Arkansas, near the town of Washington, on the line of the State of Texas, March 23, 1849. His father, James Coughran, a native of Illinois, was a successful stock breeder and a farmer, and located in Arkansas about 1830, with a family of twelve children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the youngest. He came to California in 1869, with his family, and located in Tulare County, near Visalia. Here he remained until his death, which occur. red in 1877, the mother having died five years previous. Mr. Coughran is extensively engaged in the stock business. He has eight sections of grazing and timbered land in the foothills of Greenhorn mountain, besides 160 acres near Kern Island. He married September 17, 1878, in Mariposa County, Miss Martha I. Burt, a daughter of George W. Burt, formerly a resident of Arkansas. Mrs. Coughran was born December 29, 1852. There are five children: John B., Lulu, Charles W., Mary L., and David D.



From:
Memorial and Biographical History
of the counties of
Fresno, Tulare and Kern,
California
The Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago 1891


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