Biography of Thomas Lavers
Kern County, CA Biographies





THOMAS LAVERS, one of the substantial citizens of Lynn's valley, came to California in 1852 and to Kern County in 1859. His native home is Nova Scotia, and his father's name was James Lavers, who was a farmer by occupation. Upon arriving in California Mr. Lavers first spent one month in San Francisco, and then engaged in farming in the Santa Clara valley. He remained there, however, but a short time, and took up his residence in Lynn's valley in the early part of 1860, where he has since resided and successfully pursued farming and stock raising.

He married in Visalia, in 1875, Miss Mary Gurnette, and they have four bright children, Etta, Lewis, Winifred and Lawrence. Mr. Lavers owns 160 acres of good land in Lynn's valley, where he ranges 150 head of cattle and about thirty horses. He is a man of unpretentious and quiet manners, strictly reliable, and highly esteemed.

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


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