Biography of Alva Jewell
Marin County, CA Biographies





Alva Jewell, son of the above, was born in Wheaton, Du Page county, Illinois, August 2, 1847, and accompanied his mother across the plains in 1862 to California. He was educated in the public schools of Olema, Marin county. In 1867-68 he attended a course in Heald's Business College in San Francisco, after which he returned and settled on his father's farm, where he resided until the Fall of 1873; when he purchased land in Mendocino township, Sonoma county, and commenced sheep raising, an industry he prosecuted until July, 1874, when he took charge of the Home Ranch, which he still conducts. In August, 1879, he entered into partnership with his brother William, and commenced the livery business in San Rafael, which they now maintain. Married, April 20, 1875, Gracie A., daughter of T. C. Bishop, of Sonoma county, and has two children, Ruby, born November 6, 1876, and George B., born February 21, 1879.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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