Biography of R. H. Rawles
Anderson Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





R. H. Rawles. Was born in Buchanan county, Missouri, January 23, 1845, and when he was quite young his parents moved to Mills county, Iowa, where they resided for four years. They then moved to Nebraska, and settled near the Platte river, where they remained one year. In 1857, they crossed the plains to California, and the winter of 1857-8 was spent in Sonoma county, near Santa Rosa. In June, 1858, they moved to Anderson valley and began the business of stock raising. In 1870, they added a flock of sheep to their stock, and in partnership with his brother, A. N. Rawles, he has three thousand head of sheep, and owns about two. thousand four hundred acres of land. Mr. Rawles was married June 28, 1874, to Miss Blanche Brown, who was born December 5, 1850, and died June 12, 1875. Mr. Rawles has held no offices in the county, but has always taken a deep interest in the welfare and prosperity of the section in which he resides. His education was received at the Alexander Academy at Healdsburg.

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


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