Biography of Robert Caughey
Arena Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Robert Caughey, Son of William and Margaret Orr Caughey, was born in County Dundass, Canada West, Ontario District, October 29, 1835. He remained at his birthplace until 1863, receiving his education at the corn. mon schools. At the age of seventeen he began the millwright and carpenter trades, which he followed as long as he remained in Canada. In 1863 he came to California, sailing from New York City February 1st, on the steamer Ariel. From the Isthmus he sailed in the steamer Golden Age, and arrived in San Francisco March 21st. He went at once to Bloomfield, Sonoma county, and followed the carpenter's trade in Sonoma and Margin counties till 1868, when he came to Mendocino county and settled on his present place of two hundred acres, and has since been engaged in farming, dairying and stock raising. He has been extensively engaged in road contracting also. He has always taken an active interest in the school interests of his section, and is at present a member of the Board of Supervisors. He married Miss Margaret Munroe, August 21, 1858, in Canada, who was a native of that Province, being born September 2, 1838. Their children are: William, Donald, Fraser, Grace Ann, Ella May, Robert Henry and Gertrude.

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


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