Alexander Inglis, farmer and vineyardist residing near Lockeford in San Joaquin county, has been a prominent and public-spirited citizen of this section of the state since 1869. His steadfastness and his substantiality in business and civic affairs are equal to his length of residence, and it is to his credit that he has lived on his present farm ever since he came to the county. In these thirty-five years he has naturally effected many improvements and changes in his estate, and he has naturally effected many improvements and been blessed with a fine family of children who have also grown up to capable and useful places in the world's affairs.
Mr. Inglis was born in Edinburg, Scotland, october 22, 1840, being a son of John and Janet (Wilson) Inglis, both natives Scots. He was reared in Scotland, and during his young manhood for some years followed the typical Scottish occupation of gardener. He grew up practically self-trained, and has been self-reliant and able to do for himself since his boyhood. He was married in Scotland, April 2, 1862, to Miss Jane Wilson, who was born in that country. by her he had ten children, nine of whom are living, as follows: Janet, at home; John, deceased; Josephine H., a public school teacher in San Joaquin county; Catherine U., who is attending Lane's Hospital at San Francisco with the intention of becoming a trained nurse; Mary E., wife of John E. Jory, of Tracy, California; Henry, at home; Alexander, residing on Bouldin Island in San Joaquin county; Louisa A., a teacher in San Joaquin county; Alice M., also a teacher in the county; and Nellie W., a student at the State Normal at San Jose.
In 1869 Mr. Inglis, with his wife and four children, emigrated to America. The passage was made on the steamer Columbia from Glasgow to New York in thirteen days; thence by steamer to Colon, Central America, and after crossing the isthmus a steamer was taken for San Francisco. He brought his family directly to San Joaquin county, where he has been a permanent citizen ever since. His beautiful and productive farm consists of one hundred and sixty acres, most of which is devoted to the raising of grain. He has also an excellent vineyard of twelve acres, and besides grows various other fruits.
Mr. Inglis is a Republican in politics, and has favored all worthy institutions and causes, being especially loyal to the public school system. He and his wife are members of the Congregational church at Lockeford.
Source: History of the New California Its Resources and People, Volume II
The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine
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