Biography of L. T. Day
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





L. T. Day. Born in Jackson county, Missouri, July 28, 1848. When five years of age he, with his parents, crossed the plains to California, and arrived at Diamond Springs in September, where the father engaged in hotel keeping, which he conducted until the following October, when the whole family took passage on the Yankee Blade for the East, leaving San Francisco October 5, 1854. When about seventy miles off shore by Santa Barbara the steamer was wrecked, but no lives lost. The subject of this sketch, with his parents, went ashore and settled in Los Angeles, where they engaged in hotel keeping until 1855, when they moved to Michigan Bar, Sacramento county, where the father conducted a hotel until the summer of 1858, when he went to Seisua, Solano county, where he conducted a hotel for one year; then went to Magnolia Station, Sacramento county, where they remained until January, 1860; then moved to Colusa, where the father died, May 20, 1861. In 1863 the mother we killed by the falling of a porch at a mass meeting at Marysville, and in the fall of the above year, the subject of this sketch went down to Petaluma, Sonoma county, where he attended Lippitt's High School for about nine months. In the fall of 1864 he came to this county and spent the first ten years in farming. In 1874 he was appointed Deputy Sheriff under S. J. Chalfant, which office he held one term; then held the same office under J. R. Moore for two terms. In the fall of 1879 he was elected County Assessor, which office he is now filling.

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


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