YUBA COUNTY  Biographies





A capable rancher who has been identified with the Arboga District for some time is William Anderson.  He was born near Stratford, Ontario, Canada, on January 12, 1869, a son of William R. and Jane (Kennedy) Anderson.  This worthy couple came of Scotch parentage and come from an old Canadian family in Scotland.  W. R. Anderson, who was a farmer, came to California via Panama in 1868 and settled on the Feather River, south of Marysville, Yuba County; and in 1870 Mrs. Anderson and the family came to the Golden State to join her husband.  This worthy couple were the parents of seven children: Christina, Mrs. W. H. Herrick of Arboga; Anna, Mrs. St. Claire of Camptonville; Robert, Roderick; William; Mrs. Maggie Herring of Nicolaus; and Jennie, Mrs. Scoggins of Marysville.  Mr. Anderson purchased a 780-acre ranch and resided there nearly all the rest of his life.  He passed away at the age of eighty-six and his wife died when she was fifty-one years old.

William Anderson attended the Ella school and from a lad had learned to drive the big teams in the grain fields.  With his brother he leased land and from 1900 to 1907 he operated 2200 acres to grain.  He and his brother, Roderick, bought thirty-five acres of land southwest of the Arboga store and together they developed this land, setting out twelve acres to peaches.  William Anderson is a Democrat.  Enterprising and progressive, he is ever ready to aid and give his influence toward the worthy movements for the upbuilding and improvement of the community and is a member of the Arboga Farm Center.

In 1912, Mr. Andersonís brother, Robert, purchased 135 acres seven miles south of Marysville in the Arboga colony, which he devotes to orchard and general farming.  On September 12, 1900, Robert Anderson married Minnie Nutt at Arboga, Cal.  She was born and reared at Wheatland, the daughter of Samuel Doty and Harriet Augusta (Wilbur) Nutt, whose sketch will be found elsewhere in this work.  Mr. and Mrs. Anderson are the parents of two children, Donald and Ada.


History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, 1924

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A broad-minded, public-spirited rancher who is ever ready to cast his influence on the side of any movement for the good of the community as a whole, is John E. Palmer, who was born in East Jutland, Sweden, May 28, 1862, the son of Mons Peterson and Marie (Johnson) Palmer.  His father, who was a farmer, died in Sweden when he was seventy years old; his mother passed away at the same age.

John E. Palmer attended the schools of Sweden.  When he was twenty years old he emigrated to the United States and settled in Greeley County, Nebr., where he resided for thirty years.  In 1913 he came to California and settled in Yuba County, two miles southwest of Arboga Station.  He purchased forty-eight acres of land and devoted it to alfalfa, orchard, and eight acres to vineyard, and has installed two four-inch pumps; one is driven by gas engine and the other by electric power.  He has also built all the farm buildings on the ranch and has developed this land into a very successful farm and orchard.

In October, 1884, in Nebraska, John E. Palmer was united in marriage with Augusta Matilda Johnson.  She was born near John E. Palmerís home in East Jutland, Sweden, and was a daughter of John Johnson, a farmer.  Augusta Matilda Johnson emigrated to the United States when she was a young girl.  Mr. and Mrs. Palmer were blessed with nine children: Mabel, Freda, Lilly, Arthur, Ernest, Eddie (deceased), Oscar, Gust, and Wallace.  Mrs. Palmer died in August, 1922, mourned by her family and friends.  Politically, Mr. Palmer is a Republican and adheres to the principles of that party.


History of Yuba and Sutter Counties, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, 1924

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