Biography of Charter Reeve
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CHARTER REEVE
Among Elsinore's most industrious and public spirited citizens is Mr. Reeve, who has not only made a success of his own enterprises, but has assisted not a little in the development of the community. A native of England, his birth occurred March 31, 1850, in Earith, where he received a good education, and later learned the trade of landscape gardening. Still later he was employed by a cousin in the livery business, prior to his immigration to America, at the age of twenty five. Locating in Oneida, N. Y., he took up his chosen work and continued there for two years. Then, in 1877, he returned to England to take charge of a large butcher business formerly conducted by his grandfather. Six months later, however, he relinquished his duties and again came to the United States, first going to Wisconsin and later to Plymouth, Iowa. Subsequently he settled in Minnesota, where he remained eight years, taking up a homestead of one hundred and sixty acres in Wilkin county. After he had made a six months' visit to his native land, he returned to the United States, settling in Fresno, Cal., in 1891. Subsequently he went to San Francisco, thence to Los Angeles and finally to Elsinore, where he again became a landscape gardener, and in 1892 purchased his present ranch of eleven acres. He has cleared and improved the land and his orchard is devoted to apricots and other fruits.

Mr. Reeve's parents, John and Sarah Ann Reeve, never left their native land, preferring to spend their last days among the scenes which they had known and loved so long. Mr. Reeve is affiliated with no fraternities and has never held public office, except the position of school trustee in Grand avenue district untiringly ambitious, not only for himself, but likewise for public welfare, his well directed efforts are conceded to be well worthy of emulation, and as a man of ability and culture he is highly esteemed throughout 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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