Biography of William Moyle
Sanel Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





William Moyle (deceased). Was born in Cornwall, England, December 3, 1827, and resided there until he was nineteen years of age, receiving in the meantime a common school education, and working in the tin and copper mines. Being an ambitious, energetic youth, he took pains to make himself a number one practical miner. In 1846 he came to America, settling in Connecticut, where he engaged in mining, but he remained there but a short time when he went to Pennsylvania, and after a short time he proceed to the Lake Superior regions and engaged in copper mining He was one of the party who opened and helped develop some of the richest mines in that section. In 1849 he left that region and started for California, arriving in San Francisco February 2, 1850. He went at once to the mines on the Yuba river; thence to Nevada City; thence to Deer creek; thence to Grass valley, where he remained till 1854. He then went to French Corral, Yuba county; thence to Galena Hill; thence to North San Juan, Nevada county, where he remained until 1864. In that year he went to Virginia City and Gold Hill, Nevada, where he was engaged as superintendent of the Bacon mine; and in 1865 he was superintendent of the Apple & Bates mines. He filled that position for different mines on the Comstock lode till 1870. As an inspector of mines he had no superior. As he had now acquired a large fortune he wished to live a retired life, and selected a beautiful home on Russian river, Mendocino county, where his family now reside. The home comprises one thousand and fifty acres of land, which is stocked with six hundred and thirty head of sheep. He resided on his place until his death, which occurred July 3, 1877, and was caused by being thrown from a carriage on the grade near Cloverdale. He drove a very spirited team, and the horses took fright without any apparent cause, while he was out driving in company with his niece, Miss Lillie Harper, and Lizzie and Emma Fancher, of San Francisco. The Misses Fancher were guests at the time at his house. Miss Lizzie Fancher was instantly killed, her sister escaping with slight injuries. Mr. Moyle survived two days and nights. retaining his senses to the last. His niece was seriously injured, but has entirely recovered. Mr. Moyle was married, December 25, 1853, at Grass Valley, Nevada county, California, to Miss Caroline Edwards, a native of Cornwall, England. She was born May 4, 1826, and was the daughter of John and Ann Tabb Edwards, who settled at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in 1835, where they resided until their death.

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


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