William W. Bottimore, a member and clerk of the board of trustees of the Alabama school district of Sacramento county, is well known as a representative and prominent ranch owner, residing near Conley station, where he owns a tract of two hundred and seventy-five acres of land. Almost his entire life has been passed in this state. He was born in Tazewell county, Virginia, June 27, 1866, his parents being William and Louise (Cecil) Bottimore, who were also natives of the Old Dominion, where they resided until 1871, when they came to California with their family. They located near Lodi, San Joaquin county, and after a short time removed to the vicinity of New Hope, San Joaquin county, where they remained until 1876. On the expiration of that period they became residents of Galt, California, where the parents spent their remaining days, the father's death occurring in 1901, while his wife survived him two years and passed away in 1903.

William W. Bottimore accompanied his parents on theri various removals until they became residents of Galt, where he was principally reared, having been only about five years of age at the time of the arrival of the family in California. He acquired his education in the schools of Galt, and from his youth has been engaged in agricultural pursuits, first as assistant to this father and later on his own account. He purchased his present ranch in the fall of 1902. It is located near Conley station and comprises two hundred and seventy-five acres of land, on which he is engaged in general farming and also in the raising of table grapes, producing some fine varieties, which find a ready sale on the market.

On the 15th of November, 1891, Mr. Bottimore was married to Miss Cora B. Quiggle, a native of Sacramento county, California, and a daughter of Volaski and Belle (Lewins) Quiggle, of Sacramento county. To this marriage five children have been born: Ephraim R., Dona B., Zelma M., Cecil W. and Thomas C.

Having spent almost his entire life in California Mr. Bottimore has become thoroughly imbued with the progressive spirit which has dominated the west and lef to its rapid and substantial development. His interests center here and he does all in his power to foster local advancement and improvement. In no duty of citizenship is he remiss, and in private life he is also deserving of the high regard which is uniformly tendered him by his many friends.

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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