Gilman William Bacon, county auditor of Alameda county, California, is a native of the Green Mountain state. He was born in Orange county, Vermont, October 22, 1864, son of J. F. and Aucelia (Perrin) Bacon, both natives of that state.

Mr. Bacon's education was begun in the public schools of his native county. When he was ten years of age he accompanied his mother to Colorado, where they lived for several years, and there, in the public schools and the Denver Business College, his studies were pursued until he was eighteen. When he was twenty-one he and his mother came to California. That was in 1885. They located in Oakland, and here his mother passed the closing years of her life, and died in 1899. For two years after coming to Oakland, Mr. Bacon was in the employ of the California & Nevada Railway Company, as conductor. In 1888 he entered the service of the Oakland Street Railway Company, as conductor, and was thus occupied until 1902, when he was elected to the office of county auditor of Alameda county, for a term of four years, being the choice of the Union labor ticket.

Mr. Bacon is connected with numerous fraternal organizations. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Free and Accepted Masons, the Car-men's Benevolent Society, Car-men's Union and the Oakland Press Club. He is a member of the Oakland board of trade. In 1887 Mr. Bacon married Miss Hester E. Woods, a native of Massachusetts.

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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