Biography of W. L. Bransford, Jr.
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





W. L. Bransford, Jr. A native of Ray county, Missouri, born January 4, 1850. In 1864 crossed the plains with parents to California, arriving at Plumas county in October, 1865. They soon after found their way to Sonoma county, and settled in Petaluma, where the subject of this sketch attended school most of the time until 1868, in which year he came to Ukiah, this county, and was employed as clerk, in a general merchandise store for eighteen months. In November, 1869, we find him behind the counter in the capacity of clerk at Crescent mills, in Plumas county. In 1873 he returned to this county, and clerked for Fairbanks & Bransford for some time, and then, in company with A. C. Perry, opened a drug store at Covolo, and three months later bought his partner's interest and continued it on his own account until September 1879, when he was elected County Clerk, at which time he sold out his business and moved to Ukiah, to attend to the duties of his office, where he at present resides. Married, November 12, 1876, Alice Haskett, a native of California. By this union they have had one child, Miranda, now deceased.

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


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