Biography of W. J. Hildreth
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





W. J. Hildreth. Born in Rails county, Missouri, August 17, 1834. When but a child, his parents moved into Lewis county, where the subject of this sketch remained until fifteen years of age, when he, leaving his parents behind, crossed the plains to California, arriving at Webberville, September 15, 1850. He engaged at once in mining, which occupation he followed until 1858, when he came to Mendocino county, and was one of the first to settle on Eel river, where he remained for five years, being engaged in stock raising. He then settled on his present place, consisting of two thousand two hundred acres, located about four miles from Ukiah. Here he is engaged in farming and raising cattle and sheep. Mr. Hildreth married, February 14, 1865, Miss Florence Bevans, a native of Lewis county, Missouri. They have five living children: Clara, Mary, William, George, and Joseph. They have lost two, Thomas B., and Henry.

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


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