Nicholas K. Bacon has been identified with the farming interests of California for about thirty years, and San Joaquin county has been the scene of his labors throughout this period. He is the owner of a fine estate of one hundred and sixty-eight acres near Linden on the Calaveras river. Outside of purely business affairs he has also been interested in the general life and activity of his community, and his public-spirited citizenship has been no unimportant factor in promoting education and general progress in his locality.

Mr. Bacon was born in Cumberland county, Nova Scotia, March 28, 1848, being a son of Thomas H. and Ann (Harrison) Bacon, his father a native of England and his mother of Nova Scotia. He lost his mother when he was only four years old. He was reared to manhood in his native county, where he received a good education in the provincial public schools. In 1874 he went to the state of Minnesota, and for a time was an employe in the railroad shops at St. Paul. In 1875 he came out to California, and in the same year took up his abode in San Joaquin county. He has followed farming pursuits throughout the period of his residence here, for several years being in the employ of other parties, but in 1880 he embarked in the work on his own account, and at the same time went on to the ranch which has remained his home to the present time.

Mr. Bacon has always been known as a stanch friend of the public school system, and for a number of years he has been serving as a trustee of his home school district. In politics he is a Democrat, and has fraternal affiliations with Scio Lodge No. 102, I. O. O. F., at Linden. He was married May 17, 1883, to Miss Fannie Thrush, a daughter of George Thrush, of San Joaquin county. Three children have been born of this happy union: Dora E., Bursey C. and Birdie B.

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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