Biography of Abrah Everson
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Abram Everson (deceased). Was born in Christiansund, Norway, February 13, 1816, where he resided till fifteen years old, and during that time he worked some at the ship carpenter's trade. At the age of fifteen he immigrated to America and settled at Eastport, Maine, and for several years sailed as ship's carpenter to European ports and to New Orleans. February 15, 1847, he was united in marriage with Mary F., daughter of Gideon and Mary Atwood Cook. They made their home in New York City until the intelligence of the gold excitement in California, when, in 1850, Mr. Everson came via Cape Horn to California, and for a short time was engaged in the piloting business on the bay. He then proceeded to the mines at Mariposa, where he engaged in mining for about eighteen months. He then returned to his wife who, during his absence, had taken up her residence in Newburyport, Massachusetts. After sojurning there three months, he returned to the golden slope of the Pacific, this time coming via Panama, and again began mining in Mariposa county, which he continued two years. Again in 1854, he returned East and purchased a farm near Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and followed farming for three years. He once more returned to California and stayed one year and a half and then returned East, and after staying one year he, with his family, in 1860, returned to California and settled at Mendocino City, having visited the place in 1858. For a short time he was employed by the lumber company, after which he opened a general variety store, which business he followed until his death, which occurred April 4, 1879. Mrs. Everson was born in York county, Maine, July 4, 1829. By this union they have one child living, Oscar W., born at Bridgewater. Massachusetts, June 18, 1855, and two children deceased.

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


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