Biography of Benjamin Walls
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WALLS, BENJAMIN. Was born in Maine, May 31, 1829. When thirteen years of age he took to the sea, which life he followed for about two years. He then returned to Maine and engaged as apprentice to the carriage making trade, which he followed three years, and the three years following were spent on the sea. In 1852 he rounded Cape Horn and arrived in San Francisco August 13th of that year. After spending about two months in the Bay City, he went to the mines, where he remained but a short time, and returned to Vallejo and secured a situation in the Navy Yard at Mare Island. Here he remained the succeeding twelve years, and then engaged in farming a short distance from Vallejo, Solano County, which he followed for about six years. We next find Mr. Walls residing in Vallejo, where he built a schooner, which he run for about two years. In April, 1873, he came to Lake County, and engaged in hotel keeping at Lower Lake, which business he has since followed. He has also a drug store a short distance from his hotel, which has been conducted by his daughter, Mary D., for the last three years. He was united in marriage, April 27, 1860, to Miss Ellen L. Holiban. By this marriage they have five living children: Effa E., Mary D., Benicia, Frisbie and Benjamin; and have lost two: Evalena and Ellen D.

From:
History of Napa and Lake Counties, California
Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1881


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