Biography of William B. Heywood
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William B. Heywood. Was born in New Brunswick, August 15, 1830. When he was five years of age his parents moved to Washington county, Maine, where he received his education. At the age of eighteen he began the mason and bricklayer's trade, which he followed till he came to California. In May, 1858, he sailed from New York City on the steamer Northern Light, for Panama, and thence to San Francisco on the steamer Orizaba, arriving June 1st, of that year. He immediately embarked in the lumbering business in San Francisco, connecting himself with the present firm. In 1872 he came to Gualala, and has since been superintendent of the mill at that place. He was united in marriage in April, 1858, with Siloam Bradford, a native of Maine, born in 1834, and from this union there were two children, William H. and Zimri B. Mrs. Heywood was among the unfortunate number who met their fate at the Oakland wharf, July 4, 1868, when the apron of the ferry slip gave way and precipitated them into the bay. He married a second time, Miss Vienna Thompson; they have no children.

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


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