Biography of Dr. R. W. Musgrave
Tulare County, CA Biographies





R. W. MUSGRAVE, Ph. B., M. D., was born in Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, in 1857. His father, RichardM. Musgrave, was a native of the north of Ireland, and of Scotch descent. He was a seafaring man, a captain of an English merchantman, that brought a cargo of merchandise to San Francisco in the early days of the gold excitement, and he with his' mates left the vessel and went to the mines in Nevada County, where he was prominently connected with mining interests during the remainder of his life. He was married in Grass Valley in 1856, to Miss Margaret Wilson, a native of Scotland, and they resided there until the death of Mr. Musgrave, in 1878.

R. W. Musgrave was educated in the public schools of Grass Valley, graduating in the high school in 1873. He then entered the University of California, taking a stizntific course and graduating in 1879. He obtained his medical education in the California Medical College of San Francisco, and graduated in 1884. Dr. Musgrave began the practice of his profession in Hanford, Tulare County, and is now the second oldest physician in the town. He does a general practice, and has a large and extended patronage.

The doctor was married in San Francisco in January, 1890, to Miss Sue A. Barrett, a native of Michigan. This union has been blessed with one child, Marjorie.

In fraternal circles Dr. Musgrave occupies a prominent position. He has been Master of Hanford Lodge, No. 279, F. & A. M., for three years, and is a charter member of Hanford Parlor, No. 37, N. S. G. W., having filled the chair of President for several years. He was one of the incorporators of the Hanford Improvement Association, and is still secretary and a member of the board of directors. This company purchased 400 acres near Hanford, subdivided it into tracts of ten acres and organized the Lucerne Colony, which is now one of the prosperous colonies of the valley.

From:
Memorial and Biographical History
of the counties of
Fresno, Tulare and Kern,
California
The Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago 1891


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