ZACCHEUS E. LADD
Well known as a prosperous, progressive business man and rancher of the San Jacinto section, and one who has aided
very materially in the development of the community since he settled therein in 1895, is Z. E. Ladd, a native of
New York state, born May 7, 1837, in Brasher, St. Lawrence county, where he spent his youth and grew to young manhood
on the farm of his parents, David and Elizabeth Ladd, natives respectively of New York and Ireland. The father
was an old line Whig.
Z. E. Ladd was educated in the common schools of that county and for several years followed farming and carpentering,
having a natural bent in the handling of tools. In 1860 he purchased a tract of land containing about fifteen hundred
sugar maple trees and established a sugar bush in his home county. For several years, during the sugar season,
his annual output averaged about thirty five hundred pounds. In June, 1863, he answered his country's call by enlisting
in the First New York Independent Battery, serving under General Sheridan in the Army of the Potomac and participating
in many important engagements. Upon receiving his honorable discharge at Syracuse, N. Y., July 18, 1865; he returned
to his home and began adding to his holdings until the farm aggregated two hundred and fifteen acres. In the town
of Fine, just opposite his sugar bush, he established a general merchandise store in 1870, and for the following
eighteen years conducted a successful business. He lost his property by fire. in 1888.
The first marriage of Mr. Ladd was solemnized in his native county on January 8, 1862, uniting him with Miss Elizabeth
Egleson, who was born in Wilna, N. Y., and who for years was one of the teachers in the schools there. Their only
child, Della Ladd, born in 1863, died May 14, 1888. The wife and mother passed away December 17, 1881.
Selling out his holdings in 1895, Mr. Ladd located in San Jacinto, Cal., October 19, purchasing eight and one half
acres of land where he now resides and improving the property. He also owns two business blocks in town and has
greatly aided in sustaining the prestige of the place by his good business judgment. He was one of the organizers
and is the president of the San Jacinto Commercial Company, in which he is a large stockholder and which enterprise,
more than any other, has aided in the upbuilding of the city's business; at this writing, (1912) the volume of
business transacted exceeds $10,000 per month. He is also a stockholder in the First National Bank of San Jacinto,
and has been a liberal contributor towards every worthy enterprise for the general advancement of the city.
September 16, 1884, Mr. Ladd was united in marriage with Miss Lany Shaw, who was born in South Edwards, N. Y.,
December 1, 1838, and by whom one daughter, Mary Grace, was born September 4, 1885. She is now the wife of Louis
Williams, one of the rising business men of San Jacinto.
A stanch Republican, Mr. Ladd cast his first presidential ballot for A. Lincoln in 1860, repeating his choice four
years later while on the field of battle. He was made a Mason in New York state and now holds membership in San
Jacinto Lodge No. 338. The family are active members of the Methodist Church and subscribe liberally to all its
philanthropies. Mr. Ladd is an unostentatious man, and by his quiet disposition and manly traits of character has
gathered about him a host of sincere friends.
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912
Riverside County, CA
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