Biography of Orren Howell
Sanel Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Orren Howell, Whose portrait appears in this history, was born in Delaware county, New York, January 15, 1839, where he resided until 1857, when he immigrated, via Panama, to California, arriving at San Francisco in August of the above mentioned year. He engaged at once as clerk in a wholesale grocery store. This occupation he followed about eighteen months. He then clerked for J. H. Whitman & Co., in Cloverdale, Sonoma county, for the same length of time. We next find him in Humboldt county, where he remained until 1862, when he came to Mendocino county, and after remaining here for two years, he went to Oregon, where he spent about one and one half years. He then, returned to San Francisco, and in 1868 he again came to this county and settled at Hopland, where he has since resided, being engaged in farming and stock raising. He owns two thousand five hundred acres of land, as well as the whole town of Hopland, except a store and saloon. He is an enterprising gentleman, and is doing all in his power to build up the town of Hopland. He is always interested in whatever advances the interest of. the section in which he lives. Mr. Howell married, May 11, 1871, Miss Lizzie, daughter of S. M. Brooks of San Francisco, born September 14, 1847, in Chicago, Illinois. By this marriage they have four children: Clara, born March 14, 1872; John, born November 9, 1874; Walter, born March 9, 1877; and Frank, born January 31, 1879.

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


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