Maurice Leavitt, one of the successful farmers of Sacramento county, was born in Androscoggin county, Maine, December 18, 1855, a son of Amos and Rebecca A. (Pollard) Leavitt. At the age of nine years accompanying his parents to Franklin county, Maine, where he grew to years of maturity and became well acquainted with all the practical work of a farm, he left his native state in 1875, when twenty years old, and came direct to Sacramento county, California. Two years later he purchased the farm which he now owns, located on the Upper Stockton road, ten miles from Sacramento city. Here he has one hundred and thirty-five acres of land, twenty acres of which is devoted to grape growing, and the rest to general farming purposes. Near this homestead he has another fine farm, of two hundred and forty acres, and from this showing it is evident that his business career has been very successful, although he started out without any capital.

July 16, 1879, Mr. Leavitt married Miss Almira E. Bates, who was born in Sacramento county, a daughter of Jackson Job Bates, who came from the state of New York and was a pioneer citizen of this portion of California. Mr. and Mrs. Leavitt have two children, Albert F., of Sacramento city, and Aubrey M., at home. Mr. Leavitt affiliates with Elk Grove Lodge, I. O. O. F., and in politics is a Republican.

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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