Biography of Anson B. Lake
Big River Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Anson Bonfoey Lake. Is a native of Livingston county, New York:, and was born May 7, 1833. In 1833 his parents moved to Livingston county, Michigan, where the subject of this sketch was educated and resided till 1860, with the exception of two years spent in Illinois. In 1860 he crossed the plains to California and settled near Bloomfield, Sonoma county, where he engaged in farming till 1864. He then went to the John Day mines in Oregon, which mines are on Canon creek; then went to the Coatney Mines in British Columbia; then came back through Washington Territory, and then went into Oregon again to what was called the Olive Creek mines. He then returned to Sonoma county, California, in 1866, and engaged in farming until 1868, then moved to Mendocino county where he engaged in dairying for three years on the farms of G. W. and L R Wright. He then went to Michigan, but returned to California in about six months. He then bought the farm of William Cureton, and has lived on it ever since. Married Prudence J. Hall, February 8, 1877. They have one child, Fred A.

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


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