Biography of William Stephen
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





William Stephen. Was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, November 13. 1845, and resided at his birthplace till he was fourteen years of age, when he went to the City of Aberdeen and engaged as bookkeeper for the Caledonian Railway Company, which position he filled for seven years. He then immigrated to Natal, South Africa, where he filled the same position for another railway company till 1871. He then returned to Scotland and sojourned till the beginning of 1873, visiting also England and Ireland, when he immigrated to America, landing in New York in February of that year. Remaining in New York only a short time, he came to California, arriving in March, 1873. He soon entered Mendocino county and bought one hundred and sixty acres of redwoods from Government and has since resided on his land, being engaged in cutting off the timber, which he sells chiefly to the farmers of Ukiah valley. Mr. Stephen is unmarried, and a political and social reformer of the most advanced type.

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


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