Biography of D. W. Walker
Sanel Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





D. W. Walker. Born in Pennsylvania, in March, 1823, where he resided until 1856, being engaged in lumbering. In the above mentioned year he went to Wisconsin, where he followed blacksmithing and merchandising until 1860, when he immigrated to California, and located in Santa Clara county, where he followed farming until 1865, when he moved to Cloverdale, Sonoma county, where he lived about one year while he, in company with W. T. Brush and Thomas J. Gould, built a steam saw mill on Dry creek in Mendocino county. In the spring of 1867 he moved to where the mill was built, where he resided two years. Then moved the mill to where it now stands, about sixteen miles above Ukiah, and sold it to Wheeler and Osburn, and they sold to Reeves. He then moved his family to Ukiah, where they resided about one year, then moved to Cloverdale, where he engaged in the livery business, which he followed about three years, then sold out and returned to this county, and settled once more on Dry creek, where he has since resided, being engaged in stock raising and wool growing. Mr. Walker married, September 1, 1847, Miss Eliza Loomis. By this marriage they have five children: Lucy, Fannie, Fred T., Lida and Lovina J.

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


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