This page part of the Walla Walla County AHGP Site
Copyright 2001
Janine M. Bork

Walla Walla Valley
Biographical Brevities

From Historic Sketches
Frank T. Gilbert
1882

I would like to thank the Walla Walla City Library, which is where I copied off these and other Gilbert Information. - Janine



Walla Walla City

Walla Walla County



Walla Walla City.

Dr. W.G. ALBAN: lives at No. 1, Poplar street, in the city, is a physician; was born in Mansfield, Richland county, Ohio, february 21, 1821; came to San Francisco in 1850, and to the county in 1879.

JOSEPH L. ALDERMAN: lives in the city, is a teamster, was born in Philadelphia in 1841; came to San Francisco in 1850,  and to the county in 1880.

F.P. ALLEN: lives in the city at No. 366 First street, is an architect; was born in Almstead, Cheshire county, New Hampshire, March 29, 1828, came to San Francisco in 1850, and the county in 1861.

W.H. ANDREWS: lives in the city at No. 18 East Alder street; is a real estate agent, born in Providence, Rhode Island, November 18, 1826; came to California July 6, 1849, to the Territory in 1862, and to the county in 1867.

LEVI ANKENY: lives in the city, is a banker, owns 6,000 acres of land; was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, August 1, 1844, and came to the Territory in 1850.

W.T. ARBERRY: lives in the city, is a merchant: was born in Kentucky, February 3, 1829; came to San Francisco in 1850, and to the county in 1865.

ALFRED BABCOCK: lives in the city, is a merchanic and speculator, owns 21 lots in Babcock's addition; was born in Oneida county, New York, May 25, 1839, and came to the county in 1861.

E.F. BAKER, lives in the city at 222 Boyer's Avenue, is Secretary of the Mill Creek Flume and Manufacturing Company, owns 320 acres of land, was born in Oakland, Oregon, May 29, 1851, and came to the county in 1861.

JAMES S. BAUCHER: lives in the city, is a blacksmith, owns 160 acres of land, was born in Plymouth county, Massachusetts, June 9, 1850, came to San Francisco in 1864 and to the county in 1879.

JACQUES RADER: lives in the city; is a merchant, was born in France, May 1, 1834, came to Vancouver, W.T. and to the county in 1856.

E. BAUMEISTER: lives in the city, is a barber, owns, 2,000 acres of land, was born in Weimar, Saxony, Germany, June 24, 1848, came to San Francisco in 1861 and to the county in 1863.

MRS. JOHN BERG: lives in the city at the corner of Fourth and Cherry streets, is engaged in the manufacture of brick, was born in Woodstock, Windsor county, Vermont, June 16, 1849, came to San Francisco in 1875, and to the county in 1877.

MARION S. BERRY: lives in the city, is an engineer, was born in Olympia, Thurston county, W.T., February 15, 1860, and came to the county in 1864.

YANCEY C. BLALOCK: lives in the city, is a farmer, owns 1280 acres of land, was born in Mitchell county, North Carolina, August 2, 1859, and came to the county in 1874.

J.B. BLANPIED: lives in the city, is a shoemaker, was born in Cambridge, Ohio, April 30, 1828, came to Oregon City, Oregon, in 1853, and to the county in 1864.

Dr. J.M. BOYD: lives in the city, is a physician and surgeon, was born in Jackson county, Ohio, April 6, 1837, came to Oregon in 1865, and to the county in 1877.

J.B. BROOKS: lives in the city at the corner of Seventh and Poplar streets, is Street Commissioner, was born in Burkesville, Cumberland county, Kentucky, August 18, 1834, came to California in 1854, to the Territory in 1858, and to the county in 1861.

C.M.C BUMGARDNER: lives in the city, is a horse trainer, was born in Wayne county, Ohio, May 6, 1845, and came to the county in 1859.

T.T. BURGESS: lives in the city at 640 North Third street, is a liquor dealer, was born in Kentucky, September 27, 1825, came to the Pacific Coast in March, 1850, and to the county in 1877.

A.B. CARTER: lives in the city, is a carpenter and joiner, was born in Vincennes, Knox county, Indiana, September 23, 1821, came to Sacramento City in 1849, and to the county in 1861.

H.M. CHASE: lives in the city, is vice-president and treasurer of the W.W.&C.R.R. Co., was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, March 31, 1831, came to San Francisco July 6, 1849, to Oregon, the same year, and to the Territory, in 1853.

MARK F. COLT: lives in the city, is a merchant, was born in Niagara Co., New York, May 16, 1837, came to Oregon in 1865, and to the county in 1874.

J.E. COLWELL: is a carpenter, and his address is Walla Walla City. He was born at Fillmore in Fillmore Co., Minnesota, in 1855, and came to the county in 1866.

B.D. CROCKER: lives in the city, is an accountant, owns 300 acres of land, was born in Cambridge, Washington Co., New York, September 8, 1854, and came to Nez Perce agency in Idaho Territory in 1879.

MARY P. CROCKER: lives in the city, was born in Oregon City, Oregon, and came to the county in 1863.

D.J. CROWLEY: lives in the city, is a lawyer, was born in Bangor, Maine, February 11, 1854, came to Grass Valley, Nevada Co., California, in 1858, and to the county in 1880.

A.L. DAVIS: lives in  the city, owns 1820 acres of land, was born in Pennsylvania, came to California and to the county in 1877.

CHARLES C. DAVIS: lives in the city, is a merchant, owns 960 acres of land, was born in Des Moines City, Iowa, December 23, 1852, came to Oregon in 1852, and to the county in 1869.

F.G. DEMENT: lives in the city, is a miller, was born in Oregon City, Oregon, September 3, 1856, and came to the county in 1880.

DAVID DEWAR: the brother of James Dewar of Walla Walla, is now, and since his birth has been, a citizen of Scotland. He lives n Dundee, that ancient highland city, celebrated in song and historic legend. He is now the Superintendent of Police and "Procurator Fiscol" of that city, which numbers 175,000 inhabitants.

DR. JAMES DORR: lives in the city, is a Dentist, owns 320 acres of land, was born in South Berwick, York Co., Maine, December 27, 1829, came to Virginia City, Nevada in 1864, to the Territory in 1873 and to the county in 1875.

JOHN DOVELL: lives in the city, is a manufacturer of doors, sashes, and furniture, owns 160 acres of land, was born in Pico, Azore Islands, August, 1835, came to Portland, Oregon in 1858, and to the county in 1861.

M.S. DUDLEY: lives in the city, is a flume builder and lumber man, was born in Perry, Pike Co., Illinois, December 2, 1847, came to Salem, Oregon, in 1852, to the Territory in 1873, and to the county in 1880.

REV. THOMAS DUFFY: lives in the city, is a Catholic priest, was born in County Monaghan, Ireland, April 2, 1840, came to Vancouver, W.T. October 2, 1868, and to the county in 1870.

CARY R. DUNCAN: is a miller and his address is Walla Walla City. He was born in Madison Co., Indiana, in 1849, came to the Pacific Coast in 1874, and to the county in 1876.

C. DUSENBERRY: lives in the city, is a bookkeeper and was born in the county in 1864.

W.J. DYER: lives in the city, is a merchant, was born in Ontario, came to Portland, Oregon in 1870, and to the county, in 1880.

CHRISTOPHER ENNIS: lives in the city at No. 129, Birch street, is a butcher, owns 320 acres of land, was born in West Meath Co., Ireland, May 25, 1849, came to nevada in 1869, and to the county in 1871.

JOHN FAUCETTE: lives in the city, is a wagon-maker, was born in Galena, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, October 6, 1831, came to San Francisco in 1853, and to the county in 1864.

J.H. FOSTER: lives in the city at No. 319, Second street, is a carpenter, owns 750 acres of land, was born in Lubec, Washington Co., Maine, April 14, 1828, came to San Francisco in 1849, to the Territory in 1852, and to the county in 1869.

GEORGE GLEIM: lives in the city, is a brewer, was born in Bebera Germany, February 24, 1835, came to San Francisco in 1855 and to the county in 1866.

ALBERT GOLDMAN: lives in the city, is a batter and clothier, was born in San Francisco, December, 1857, and came to the county in 1880.

G.D. GOODWIN: lives in the city in Roberts' Addition, is a farmer, owns 120 acres of land, was born in Nelson Co., Kentucky, March 6, 1822, and came to the county in 1862.

A.J. GREGORY: lives in the city, is a Constable, was born in Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia, September 6, 1823, came to Mariposa Co., California, in 1849 and to the county in 1865.

JUDGE RALPH GUICHARD: lives in the city, is Probate Judge, was born in Prussia, December 8, 1830, and came to the county in 1857.

B.G. GUTHRIDGE: lives in the city at No. 216, Fifth street, is a butcher, was born in London, England, June 27, 1832, came to San Francisco in 1847, and to the county in 1861.

N.P. HALL: lives in the city, is an accountant, was born in Norway, Oxford Co., Maine, July 23, 1844, came to Portland, Oregon, in 1877, and to the county in 1878.

H.A. HARRIS: lives in the city, is a blacksmith, owns 45 acres of land, was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1838, came to the Territory in 1876, and to the county in 1879.

M.C. HARRIS: lives in the city at 313, North Main street, is a printer, was born in San Jose, California, August 2, 1857, and came to the county in 1879.

JOHN M. HILL: lives in the city, is Superintendent of M.C.F.&M. Company, owns 560 acres of land, was born in La FAyette, Yamhill Co., Oregon, in 1849 and came to the county in 1871.

H.E. HOLMES: lives in the city, is a Druggist, was born in Sullivan, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin in 1849, and came to the county in 1873.

HENRY HOWARD: lives in the city, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 11, 1831, came to Vancouver, W.T. in 1856, and to the county in 1857.

H.H. HUNGATE: lives in the city, is a farmer and stockraiser, owns 1600 acres of land, was born in McDonough Co., Illinois, April 14, 1836, came to Yolo Co., California in 1864, and to the county in 1873.

E.W. JONES: lives in the city, is a machinist, was born in Rhumney, Wales, November 2, 1852, came to Portland, ORegon in April, 1878, and to the county in 1879.

R.T. REV. AGIDIUS JUNGER: lives in Vancouver, Clarke Co., W.T., is a Roman Catholic Bishop, was born in Burtsheid, Rheinprovinz, Prussia, April 6, 1833, and came to Clarke Co., in 1862.

JOHN G. JUSTICE: lives in the city at corner of Sumach and Fifth streets, is City Marshal, was born in Izar Co., Arkansas, June 22, 1833, came to Placerville, California in 1851, and to the county in 1862.

C.H. KASEBERG: lives in the city, is a wagon-maker, owns 320 acres of land, was born in Wettesingen, Germany, March 10, 1834, came to San Francisco in 1861 and to the county in 1871.

HENRY KELLING: lives in the city at No. 109 Alder street, is a clerk, was born in Camenche, Calaveras Co., California, September 3, 1861, and came to the county in 1862.

DR. E.S. KELLOGG: lives in the city, is a physician and surgeon, owns 800 acres of land, was born in Worchester, Worchester Co., Massachusetts, July 27, 1848, and came to Sacramento, California in 1876.

FRANK KIMBALL: lives in the city, is a merchant, owns 2,500 acres of land, was born in Memphis, Tennessee, Ma 26, 1854, and came to the county in 1870.

F.E. KLEBER: lives in the city at No. 320 Poplar street, is a brewer, was born in Oelsnitz, Saxony, Germany, September 30, 1830, came to San Francisco in 1856 and to the county in 1865.

WILLIAM KOHLHAUFF: lives in the city, is a hotel keeper, was born in St. Albans, Rhenish Bavaria, Germany, October 28, 1828, came to Pacific Coast in January, 1856, to the Territory the same year and to the county in 1857.

C.F. KRAFT: lives in the city, is an engineer, steam and gas fitter, and dealer in hardware; was born in Barth, Pomerania county, Prussia, August 23, 1831, came to California in 1849, and to the county in 1861.

JUDGE O.P. LACY: lives in the city, is a Justice of the Peace, was born in Portage county, Ohio, February 15, 1835, and came to the county in 1861.

V.D. LAMBERT: lives in the city, is a Justice of the Peace and cooper, owns seven town lots, was born in Deptfort, England, July 26, 1828, and came to San Francisco in 1852 and to the county in 1868.

A.S. LEGROW: lives in the city, is a sheep raiser, owns 400 acres of land, was born in Windham, Maine, April 7, 1832, and came to the Pacific Coast in 1864, and to the county in 1871.

JACOB LUCINGER: lives in the city, keeps a livery stable, was born in Netsll, Switzerland, October 27, 1831, came to California in 1860 and to the county in 1863.

JOHN LUX: lives in the city, is a blacksmith, was born in Daleiden, Germany, May 8, 1830, and came to the county in 1862.

R.M. McCALLEY: lives in the city, is a miller, was born in McHenry county, Illinois, in 1856, came to Salem, Oregon, in 1859, and to the county in 1872.

D.W. McFADEN: lives in the city, is a clerk, was born in Marinette county, Wisconsin, December 7, 1860, came to Portland, Oregon, in 1878, and to the county in 1880.

DUNCAN McGILLIVRAY: lives in the city, is a sheep raiser, was born in Gengarry, Canada, July 17, 1839, came to San Francisco in 1863 and to the county in 1870.

ALEXANDER McPHAIL: lives in the city, is a dealer in boots and shoes, was born in Black Rock, Scotland, June 16, 1848, came to San Francisco in 1858 and to the county in 1880.

Dr. C.H. MACK: lives in the city, is a dentist, was born at Ithaca, Thompkins county, New York, March 11, 1830, came to Portland, Oregon, in 1862, and to the county in 1868.

WILLIAM H. MARSHALL: lives in the city, is a blacksmith and boiler maker, was born in London, England, February 4, 1835, came to Oregon City, Oregon, in 1858, and to the county in 1879.

MARSHALL MARTIN: lives in the city, is a blacksmith, was born in Starkey, Yates county, New York, May 14, 1842, and came to the county in 1870.

SARAH A. MARTIN: lives in the city, is an orchardist, owns 5 acres of land in town, was born in Mansfield, Richland county, Ohio, July 24, 1828, and came to the county in 1861.

EDWARD H. MASSAM: lives in the city, is a wagon maker, owns 320 acres of land, was born in Lower Canada, September 7, 1837, came to San Francisco in 1858, to the Territory the same year and to the county in 1861.

HENRY G. MAUZEY, M.D.: lives in the city, is a physician and surgeon, was born in Brunswick, Chariton county, Missouri, June 15, 1848, came to Fort Vancouver, W.T., in 1871, and to the county in 1873.

JOSEPH MERCHANT: lives in the city at No. 625 Alder street, is a merchant, was born in Strasburg, France, October 4, 1844, came to Montana T., in 1866, and to the county in 1870.

JAMES MONAGHAN: lives in the city, is a contractor, owns 320 acres of land, was born in Ireland, County Cavan, February 24, 1839, came to Fort Vancouver in 1858, and to the county in 1860.

E.H. MIRROSON: lives in the city, is Register in the U.S. Land Office, was born in Newark, Essex county, New Jersey, August 4, 1846, and came to the county Sept. 9, 1878.

W. O'DONNELL: lives in the city, is a hardware dealer, owns 480 acres of land, was born in Lucca, Italy, April 27, 1833, came to Vancouver, W.T., in 1853, and to the county in 1859.

F.W. PAINE: lives in the city, is a merchant, was born in Mercer, Somerset county, Maine, August 31, 1839, came to California in 1861 and to the county in 1862.

J.C. PAINTER; lives in the city, is Deputy County Auditor, owns 480 acres of land, was born in Sainte Genevieve county, Missouri, September 14, 1840, came to Pacific Coast in 1850 and to the county in 1862.

CHARLES M. PATTERSON: lives in the city, at No. 127 East Birch street, is a land lawyer, owns 1200 acres of land, was born in Belfast, Waldo county, Maine, December 3, 1828, came to Marysville, California, in 1852, and to the county in 1880.

DAVID J. PIERCE: lives in the city at 102, Colville street, is a clergyman, was born in Montpelier, Blackford county, Indiana, July 18, 1841, came to Portland, Oregon, in August 1874, and to the county in 1881.

H.M. PORTER: lives in the city, is a merchant, was born in Waldo county, Maine, December 5, 1849, came to Portland, Oregon, in May, 1877, and to the county in 1878.

MRS. C. REGAN: lives in the city, is a hotel keeper, was born in Mineral Point, Iowa county, Wisconsin, January 12, 1830, came to California in 1854, to the Territory in 1855, and to the county in 1858.

STEPHEN RINGHOFFER: lives in the city, is a saddle-tree maker, was born in Hungary, December 17, 1857, and came to the county in 1880.

PHILIP RITZ: lives in the city, is a farmer and nurseryman, owns 10,000 acres of land, was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, in 1827, came to Placerville, California, August 15, 1850, to Oregon in November, same year, and to the county in November, 1862.

E.G. ROBERTS: lives in the city at No. 345 First street, is a marble cutter, was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, October 6, 1836, and came to the county in 1861.

JOHN L. ROBERTS: lives in the city, is a machinist, was born in Bangor, Carnarvonshire, North Wales, September 27, 1844, came to Portland, Oregon, November 12, 1868, and to the county in 1880.

G.W. ROBERTS: lives in the city, at the corner of Sixth and Alder streets, is a capitalist, was born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, September 2, 1826, came to California in 1850, to the Territory in 1852, and to the county in 1861.

SIGNMUND SCHWABACHER: lives in the city, is a merchant, was born in May, 1841, came to California in 1859, and to the county in 1864.

CHARLES R. SEEBER: lives in the city, is a farmer, wa born in Muscatine, Iowa, September 24, 1859, came to San Francisco in 1879, and to the county in 1881.

F.D. SHARP: is a miller and his address is Walla Walla City. He was born in Siskiyou county, California, in 1858, and came to the Territory in 1880.

B.L. SHARPSTEIN: lives in the city, is a lawyer, was born in Bath, Steuben county, New York, October 22, 1827, and came to the county in 1865.

Le F.A. SHAW: lives in the city, is a real estate and insurance agent, wa born in Fall River, Massachusetts, February 7, 1842, came to San Francisco in 1865, and to the county in 1877.

A. SMALL: lives in the city, is a hotel keeper, was born in New Brunswick, September 30, 1842, and came to the county in 1872.

EZEKIEL SMITH: lives is the city, is a carriage maker, was born in Canada, February 1, 1835, came to San Francisco in 1872, and to the county in 1878.

GEN. JOHN H. SMITH: lives is the city, is a carriage maker, was born in Canada, February 1, 1835, came to San Francisco in 1872, and to the county in 1878.

GEN. JOHN H. SMITH: lives in the city at 545 Second street, is a retired army officer, owns 400 acres of land, was born in Leicester, England, August 27, 1830, came to San Francisco in 1865, to the Territory in 1866, and to the county in 1871.

JOHN H. STAHL: lives in the city, is a brewer, owns 80 acres of land, wa born in Veterson, Germany, November 14, 1825, came to California in 1850 and to the county in 1870.

J.O. STEARNS: lives in the city, is an insurance agent, was born in Jackson Co., Oregon, October 15, 1855, and came to the county in 1879.

FREDERICK STINE: lives in the city at No. 113, East Alder street, is a farmer, proprietor of the Stine House, was born in Centerville, Union Co., Pennsylvania, November 24, 1825, came to California in 1852, and to the county in 1862.

B.F. STONE: lives in the city, is a farmer, was born in Oxford, New Hampshire, September 26, 1826, came to San Francisco in 1850, and to the county in 1858.

FRANK STONE: lives in the city, is a liquor dealer, was born in Canada, December 6, 1828, and came to the county in 1852.

ROBERT STOTT: lives in the city, is a crockery merchant, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and came to San Francisco in 1851.

JAMES W. SWEZEA; lives in the city, is a farmer, owns 350 acres of land, was born in Wayne Co., Missouri, July 25, 1848, and came to the county in 1859.

GEN. T.R. TANNATI: lives in the city, is general agent of the O.I. Co., was born in Peekskill, Westchester Co., New York, in 18-8, came to Portland, Oregon, in 1880, and to the county the same year.

C.T. THOMPSON: lives at No. 218 Alder street in the city, is a hardware dealer, was born at Saratoga Springs, New York, August 20, 1842, came to Portland, Oregon in 1862, and to the county in 1866.

JAMES B. THOMPSON: lives in the city, is County Sheriff, was born in Centre Co., Pennsylvania in 1838, and came to the county in 1864.

THOMAS TIERNEY: lives in the city, is a livery man, was born in Ardee, County Louth, Ireland, August 15, 1829, came to San Francisco in 1851, and to the county in 1861.

WILLIAM H. UPTON: lives in the city, is a lawyer, owns 1,000 acres of land, was born in Weaverville, Trinity Co., California, June 19, 1854, and came to the county in 1880.

M. WAGNER: lives in the city, is a photographer, was born in Germany, November 29, 1853, came to Portland, Oregon, in 1866, to the Territory in 1872, and to the county in 1879.

WAH KEE: lives in the city, is a cigar manufacturer, was born in Canton, China, March 18, 1850, came to San Francisco in April 1877, and to the county in 1879.

COLUMBUS WALKER: lives in the city, is a watchmaker, owns 160 acres of land, was born in Anson, Somerset Co., Maine, August 2, 1836, came to San Francisco in 1858, to W.T. in 1866, and to the county in 1881.

E.C. WALKER: lives in the city, is a salesman, was born in Shelby Co., Illinois, August 10, 1849, and came to Salem, Oregon, and to the county in 1880.

M.B. WARD: lives in the city, is a capitalist, owns 330 acres of land, was born in Licking co., Ohio, June 11, 1818, came to California in 1850, to the Territory in 1853, and to the county in 1861.

FRANK I. WEBER: lives in the city, is a farmer, owns 20 acres of land and town lots, was born in Baden, Germany, February 14 1836, and came to California in 1858, and to the county in 1871.

JAMES WEST: lives in the city, is a gunsmith, was born in England, April 27, 1851, came to California in 1874, and to the county in 1879.

E.B. WHITMAN: lives in the city, is a real estate and insurance agent and agent for Wells, Fargo & Co., was born in Boston, Massachusetts, January 2, 1829, came to San Francisco and to the county in 1859.

D.A. WHITNEY: lives in the city, is a carpenter, was born in new Ipswich, Hillsborough county, New Hampshire, August 1, 1816, and came to the county in 1862.

E.J. WILLIAMS: lives in the city, is a merchant, owns 400 acres of land, was born in Bridgeport, Fairfield county, Connecticut, August 7, 1848, and came to the county in 1864.

F.H. WIND: lives in the city, is a saloon keeper, was born in Hamburg, Germany, February 22, 1834, came to San Francisco in 1858(?), to the Territory in 1864 and to the county in 1868.

HENRY WINTLER: lives in the city, is a blacksmith, was born in Switzerland, June 14, 1843, came to San Francisco, July 20, 1857, and to the Territory in 1858, and to the county in 1862.