Biography of Lewis Morse
Arena Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Lewis Morse, Second son of Dr. J. G. and Etiphias H. Morse; was born in Thompkins county, New York, November 29, 1845. He resided in that vicinity till 1852, when, with his mother, he came to California, via, Nicaragua, arriving in San Francisco in May of that year. The steamer North America was wrecked eighty miles south of Acapulco. They traveled on horseback to that place and then took the steamer Independence for San Francisco. He at once went to the mines in Placer county; remained there engaged in mining and merchandising till 1853, when they returned to San Francisco, and there remained till 1858, when they came to Mendocino county. Young Lewis was educated in the common schools of San Francisco, and in 1863 he entered the Sotoyome Academy at Healdsburg, remaining for two years. He then returned to Point Arena and began farming, which he followed till 1878. Since then he has resided in the town of Point Arena farming and loaning money. August 21, 1869, he married Miss C W. Pease, a native of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, born August 25, 1840. They have one child, Julius G., born May 30, 1870.

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


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