Biography of Lewis M. Ruddick
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Lewis M. Ruddick, Whose portrait appears in this history, is a native of Jackson county, Indiana, being born in September, 1836. At the age of thirteen, he engaged to work in a carding mill, which business he followed four years. In October, 1855, he crossed the Isthmus of Panama, and arrived at San Francisco about the first of November. He went at once to Arnador county, where he followed farming and mining until March, 1857, when he came to this county and settled on his present place, consisting of one hundred and thirty five acres, located about four miles southeast from Ukiah, where he has since been engaged in farming, excepting the winter of 1859-60, which he spent in the East, and the summer of 1862, which he spent at Washoe, and about one year that he spent on Reese river, where he went in the fail of 1863, and returned the following fall. Mr. Ruddick married, July 1, 1875, Miss Sarah S. Miller, a native of Missouri.

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


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