Biography of Frank P. Ogden
Riverside County, CA Biographies





FRANK P. OGDEN
One of the well known citizens of this county is Frank P. Ogden, now a resident of the Highgrove district. He was born in Knox county, Ill., December 18, 1871, and was adopted by M. B. Ogden, who was a native of Pennsylvania and a carpenter by trade, prominent in politics and who served four terms on the board of supervisors of Knox county. On November 22, 1880, Mr. Ogden and family arrived in Riverside county, Cal. Soon afterwards he bought a tract of land at the corner of Bandini and Olivewood avenues, began its development and made it his home until his death February 15, 1910. His wife was in maidenhood Sophia Lundquest.

Frank Ogden received his education in the public schools of this county, graduating from the high school of Riverside. He made his home with his parents until the age of twenty, when he started out for himself. In 1891 he bought five acres on Streeter avenue. which he set to oranges and where he resided eight years. Finding he was in a frost belt, he sold out and purchased twelve and one half acres upon which he now lives, located near the foot hills in the Highgrove district, and upon which he has made all the improvements. He also owns another grove of oranges of ten acres near the town of Highgrove. In connection with his orange industry he is engaged in selling fertilizer and handles about four hundred cars annually.

On December 23, 1891, occurred the marriage of F. P. Ogden and Miss Clara R. Douglas, a native of Vermilion county. ill. She came to Southern California with her father, Bruce Douglas. They have two children, Edna M. and Elta D., both born in Riverside county.

In politics Mr. Ogden has always been a Republican and has taken an active interest in political matters, serving as a delegate to various county conventions and has served as one of the executive members of the county central committee. He was elected and served as constable of Highgrove precinct for one term, and has served as one of the outside deputy sheriffs for some time. He is a member of Riverside Lodge No. 282, I. O. O. F., and of Star Encampment. Mrs. Ogden is an active member of the Highgrove Methodist Episcopal church, in which field her womanly sympathy finds adequate and practical expression. Mr. Ogden is well and favorably known through the community.

From:
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


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