Biography of Whitcomb Henley
Round Valley Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Whitcomb Henley. Born in Clarke county, Indiana, December 5, 1844. In 1853 he, with his parents, came to California via Panama, arriving at San Francisco in June, of the above year. The father was appointed postmaster in San Francisco, which office he held for two years, when he was selected as superintendent of Indiana affairs, which office he held for four years. During this time his family resided in San Francisco, where the subject of this sketch received his education. In 1860 he came to Mendocino county, and engaged in stock raising in Round valley, in company with his brothers, Hiram, Thomas, and George, where he remained until 1867, when he received a position as timber agent for the Sacramento land district, which he filled for about four months. He then went to Elko, where he engaged in hotel and store keeping for two years, and then returned to this. county and settled at Covelo, where he is engaged in merchandising in company with J. N. Rea, also in stock raising with his brothers. Married, October 21, 1879, Miss S. Frances Eddy, a native of Missouri.

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


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