Biography of L. C. Tuttle
Little Lake Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





L. C. Tuttle, Whose portrait appears in this work, was born in Rockport, New York, April 29, 1837. When he was about four years of age his parents moved to Illinois, settling in Plainfield, Will county. He received his education in the common schools and academies of that county. He also learned the carpenter's trade. In April, 1862, he with his wife started across the plains to California, and arrived in the Sacramento valley, October 11th of that year. He worked at his trade a short time when he went to farming on the Consumnes river. He then came to Mendocino county, and in March, 1865, he settled on his present place, consisting of five hundred and forty acres, where he is engaged in sheep and stock raising. In company with C. Bratt, he owns four thousand acres of pasture land, and over six thousand head of sheep in Humboldt county. In 1867, he was appointed postmaster at the Sherwood Valley office, being the first person to serve at that place. He married Miss It Leah, May 29, 1860, a native of New York, born August 17, 1837. They have one child, Frederick, born February 18, 1863.

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


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