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senators. It was Mr. Gray who first named Mr. Coolbaugh in the Democratic
convention as a candidate for state senator of Iowa. In 1842 he removed
from Pennsylvania to Iowa, locating in the city of Burlington.

On the i6th of September, 1S32, John White Gray married Miss Mary
Susan Cole, in Gra3'''s Valley, Tioga county, Pennsylvania. Thomas Benton,
of this review, is their eldest child. Amanda Sarah, who was born ]\Iarch
15, 1837, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was married February 4, 1857, to
Homer H. Hemenway, at Lansing, Iowa. He is now a lumber merchant of
Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their children, all natives of Lansing, Iowa,
are Grant C., born Januar}^ 8, 1858; Genett M., born December 8, i860;
Laura D., born November 17, 1864; Mabel G., born August 11, 1867; and
Robert W., born April 26, 1872. Henry Clay Gray, a brother of our sub-
ject, was born in Burlington, Iowa, August 15, 1842, and during the Civil
war became a member of the Chicago Mercantile Battery, which command
was under General Sherman in all of his operations in the west and pro-
tected his retreat across the Yazoo river after his disastrous attack upon
Vicksburg. Henry C. Gray married Matie Mason, in Chicago Illinois, in
1873, '^"'i is living in that city, where he has long been a grain broker and
a member of the board of trade.

After the removal of his parents to Iowa, Thomas B. Gray remained
with relatives in the Keystone state until fourteen years of age, when he
joined the family in the west. He acquired his preliminary education in tiie
public schools and completed his collegiate course in Mount Pleasant, Iowa,
in 1852. In 1854 he came to California and engaged in mining in Sierra
county for three years. On the expiration of that period he returned to Iowa,
where for a time he was connected with the educational interests of the
state as a teacher. He also learned the printer's trade in the office of the
Burlington Hawkeye. In 1864 he again came to the west, locating in Mon-
tana, where he carried on farming. He also served as county assessor and
county treasurer there for a period of six years, and on leaving INIontana
removed to Virginia City, Nevada, where he occupied the position of prin-
cipal of the high school and was elected county superintendent of public


schools in 1882 for two ^-ears. On the expiration of that term he came
to Nevada county, Cahfornia, and iiad charge of the scliools here from
1884 until 1889. He was a most successful educator, having the ahility to
impart clearly and readily the knowledge he had acquired, and his faithful
performance of each day's duty gave him courage and inspiration for the
work of the next day. He is now largely interested in mining, being the
principal owner of the Buckeye mine, which has yielded many tons of very
rich ore. He also has the district agency for the Ccmnecticut Mutual Life
Insurance Company, and in the various branches of his business has met with
creditable success.

In 1866, in Montana, ]Mr. Gray was united in marriage to Miss Cornelia
Brooks, a native of ]\Iissouri, and they now have four children, all born in
the Gallatin valley, Montana: Nettie, the wife of J. W. Fly, of Bozeman.
JMontana, born December 13, 1867; Lucy, at home, born October 16, 1869;
Charles R., born September 15, 1874; and Harry B., born December 11,
1 87 1. The latter has recently returned from Manila, being a member of Com-
pany C, First Montana Regiment of Volunteers, with which command he
participated in sixteen diiTerent engagements during his ser\-ice in the Phil-
ijipine islands.

Li politics Mr. Gray takes an active interest, supporting the Democratic
party. Socially he is connected with the Masonic fraternity, belonging to
the Royal Arch chapter and Eastern Star. He has tilled the most impor-
tant offices of the lodge and is a worthy representative of the craft. His
identification with the educational and mining interests of Nevada county
has made his history and integral [lart of the annals of this section of the


When we view the extensive interests controlled liy one individual we
realize that the day of exclusively small undertakings is past and the era
of gigantic enterprises is upon us. Alfred L. (jatzman is now extensively
engaged in farming and stock-raising, having two thousand acres of splen-
did wheat and grazing land in Stanislaus county, se\-en miles southeast of
Knight's Ferry.

One of California's native sons, he was born in Stanislaus county, on
the 20th of March, 1862. His father, Thomas Gatzman. emigrated from
Germany to Boston, Massachusetts, when a young man and was there mar-
ried to Miss Bertie Reves. He came to California by way oi the isthmus
of Panama in the year 1851 and for some time engaged in the bakery busi-
ness above Sacramento, after which he removed to a good stock ranch north
of Knight's Ferry, there engaging in stock-raising for some j-ears and sub-
sequently took up his abode in Dry Creek valley. Stanislaus county, wliere
he made his home up to the time of his death, which occurred in 1888, when
he was seventy years of age. His wife still survives him and is now seventy-
six years of age. They had five children, three daughters and two sons.

Alfred L. Gatzman, the youngest of the family, accpiired a limited cdu-


cation in .the district sciiools, but in tlie more rigorous school of experience
he has gained a practical and complete knowledge and is now one of Stanis-
laus county's most enterprising, industrious and successful farmers and
stock-raisers. He was married on the i6th of January, 1884. to Miss Eliza-
beth Emma Smith, who was born in Stanislaus county in 1857, a daughter
of William A. Smith, whose birth occurred in Sangamon county, Illinois,
and who came to California in 1852. While en route to this state he was
married, at Fort Kearney, to Miss Sarah Ward, a daughter of Isaac Wartl,
a wealthy farmer of Platte county, Missouri, wdio emigrated to California
at the time Mr. Gatzman crossed the plains and became a prominent pioneer
of San Joaquin county. He spent three years in Oregon, thence removed
to Shasta county, this state, and from there to Columbia in Tuolumne county.
Later he took up his abode in Dry Creek valley in Stanislaus county, near
where Mrs. Gatzman now resides. He had two hundred and forty acres of
land on which he made a good living. Later he removed to the hills, wliere
he owned fifteen hundred acres of land and was engaged in the stock busi-
ness, first raising sheep and later cattle and horses.

He died on the 13th of February, 1898, at the age of sixty-five years, and
the community mourned the loss of one of its highly respected citizens. His
Avidow still survives him and is now in the sixty-eighth year of her age.
They w^ere the parents of thirteen children, of whom nine are still living.
Mrs. Gatzman was the fourth member of this family and by her marriage
she has become the mother of eight children, as follows : Lillian Alice, Flos-
sie May, Rose Clarina, Alfred Edward, Mary Belle, Bessie Lee, Frank Ray-
mond and Fred Karl. In 1890 Mr. Gatzman purchased the farm in Dry
Creek valley which had formerly belonged to his wife's father and where
she was born. It now comprises part of his extensive landed possessions,
for he to-day owns two thousand acres of fine land, which is devoted to tlie
raising of wheat and live stock. The rich soil makes his business profitaljle
and he thus secures a good return for his labor. His wife is the owner of
one hundred and sixty acres of land in the foot-hills. Of the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows IMr. Gatzman is a member, belonging to Stanislaus
Lodge. No. 170, at Knight's Ferry; also of Summit Lodge, No. 112. F.
& A. M., at the same place; his wife holds membership in the Order of
the Eastern Star. In politics he is a Republican. Having spent their entire
lives in California and having long resided in Stanislaus county, Mr. ar.d
Mrs. Gatzman are widely known and their many excellencies of character
have gained for them a high standing in the esteem of their many friends.


A well known representative of the business interests in Newcastle,
Placer county, is George D. Kellogg, who is now a prominent fruit-grower^,
buyer and shipper of all kinds of fruits. He is a native of the state of New
York, born in Litchfield. Herkimer county, on the 23d of June. 1843. He
traces his ancestry back to Sanniel Kellogg, one of the Puritans who landed


from the ]^Iaylio\ver at Plyniuulli Ruck. His g-rainlfatlicr, Xnali Kellugg,
fought under Washington in the Revolution. Several generations of the
family have resided in Connecticut.

Nathaniel Kellogg, the father of our subject, was born in Rome, Xew
York, on the 23d of August, 1797, and married ISIiss Sarah Sizer, a native
of Russell, Massachusetts, a descendant of Colonel Sizer, who was (General
Washington's private secretary and was of English, French and Portuguese
ancestry, representing the families of those nationalities that early located
in the colonies. Nathaniel Kellogg was a farmer, and in May, 1847. removed
to Wisconsin, locating on a tract of land adjoining what is now the site of
the city of Madison. The State University agricultural farm was afterward
on a portion of the land which he entered from the government in ])ioneer
days, and developed from its primitive condition to a high state of cultivation.
He attained the age of eighty-eight years and died in 1886, while his wife
departed this life in August, 1899, at the age of ninety- four years. They
were Methodists in religious faith, and were the parents of eleven ciiildren,
four sons and seven daughters, nine of the family still surviving.

George D. Kellogg was the youngest of the four sons. He was edu-
cated in the public schools of Madison, \Visconsin, and was just ready to
enter the State University, in the nineteenth year of his age. when his coun-
try's urgent call for volunteers to aid in suppressing the Rebellion caused
him tM i)ut aside his idea of pursuing a collegiate course and join the army.
The blood of the Revolutionary heroes was in him and with the example of
the illustrous ancestor before him, and prompted Iw the spirit of patriotism,
he went forth in defense of the country, enlisting August 6, 1862, with
Company A, Twent3'-third Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He served in
the Army of the Tennessee, Mississippi and of the Gulf under Grant, Sher-
man and Canby and for ninety-seven days he was constantly under fire. He
participated in seventeen battles and for forty-seven consecutive days was
engaged in fighting at the siege of \'icksburg. He was never absent from his
company for a single day, and though the missiles of death Hew thick around
him and his comrades fell on every side he never received a scratch. Two
years after the great struggle for the supremacy of the Union. Governor
Lucius Fairchild of \\'isconsin commissioned him brevet captain for meri-
torious services in the charge on Vicksburg. He had enlisted in August,
1862, and remained at the front until honorably discharged on the 26th of
July, 1865, having faithfully served his country for three years. He returned
to his home a hero and a victor and his splcMulid arni\- recurd is one of which
he has every reason to be proud.

In i86g j\lr. Kellogg was happily married to Miss La\inia H. Hun-
tington, of ^^lazomanie, Wisconsin, a daughter of John Huntington, an
English gentleman. Her mother, Aliss Ellanor Hughes, was of Welsh ances-
try. They removed to Moundville, Vernon county, Missouri, and Mr. Kel-
logg engaged in farming there. On the ist of April, 1875, he started for
California. Their daugliter, Jessie M., was born at ^loundville. X'ernon
county, Missouri, May. 10, 1875, and is now living with her father at his


pleasant home in Newcastle, California. She is a graduate of the University
of the Pacitic Conservatory of Music, and is a very proficient musician and
iiiusical instructor. In August, 1875, Mrs. Kellogg, with the two children,
joined her husband in their California home, where Mr. Kellogg had a
2)osition as a bookkeeper for the Bear River ■Mill Company, at Alta. Their
oldest son, Herbert, died at the age of three years. The other son, George
H., has been added to the family since its arrival in California, his birth
having occurred in Alta, Placer county, March 4, 1877. He is at home and
assists his father in his fruit-shipping business, as head bookkeeper. The fam-
ily remained at Alta for a time, but on the 15th of November, 1878, removed
to Newcastle where they still reside. j\Ir. Kellogg's home ranch, which adjoins
the town, contains sixty acres, and on it he has orchards of choice fruits.
There is also a very pleasant and delightful residence and an air of culture
and refinement pervades the place. In addition to this farm he now has sev-
eral tracts of land in different ]iarts of the county and town de\"oted to the
^■rowing of both deciduous and citrus fruits. In 1881 he established his
fruit buying and shipping business and he now has a large fruit-packing
■liouse and evaporator, and convenient offices, supplied with all the appli-
ances needful for the conduct of his business in modern style. He has a
splendid display of the fruits of this section in large glass jars. He has a very
large trade and finds a ready sale in the market for the products of his own
•orchards and any other fruit which he handles, and is thoroughly informed
on horticulture in many of its branches. He has been very active and prom-
inent in promoting fruit-culture in Placer county, and this has contributed
in a large measure to its prosperity, for this industry has now become one of
the most important in northern California. In his business methods he is
ever honorable and straightforward and he also enjoys the reputation of being
one of the most progressive and liberal men of his town. He takes a very
deep interest in everything pertaining to the welfare of Newcastle and his
name always heads the subscription list of any enterprise that is being estab-
lished for public benefit.

Mr. Kellogg's aid and interest in church work is of the most commend-
alile character. He is a very zealous and consistent member of the ^Ictlioil-
ist church of Newcastle, giving of his time and means freely to its support
and to the advancement of its welfare. He became a member of the church
in 1S67 and since that time has been very active and earnest in its work,
always ready to aid in any movement for its upbuilding and progress, yet at
the same time performing his labors in the spirit of the admonition, '"Let
not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth." Since coming to New-
castle he has served as the recording steward of the church, as trustee, stew-
ard and for twenty-one years he has been the faithful and loved superint n-
dent of the Sunday-school. It is safe to say that during the last two decades
he has become known to everjr child and young person in the town, and in
them he takes a ver\- deep interest. His cordial greeting, kindly manner a.ul
words of advice and assistance are treasured l)y them, and it is safe to say
ihat no man in Newcastle is more beloved by the young than INIr. Kellogg.


His high Christian character and good work are admired even by those not
connected with the church, and in his Hfe he has certainly obeyed the injunc-
tion, "Let your hght so shine before men that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father which is in heaven." In 1900 Mr. Kellogg Had the
honor of being elected a lay delegate to represent the JNIethodist church of
California at the general conference held at Chicago. He discharged the
duties of this office in the most creditable manner, as a representative of the
California church.

In politics he may be termed a Republican-Prohibitionist, endorsing
many of the principles of the Republican party and at the same time strongly
favoring the prohibitionist movement. He is ever ready to do what he can to
rescue his fellow men from the curse of intemperence and is identified with
the Independent Order of Good Templars, in which order he has served
them as grand chief templar for two terms, and as a representative to the
supreme lodge. He also belongs to the Ancient Order of United \\'orkmen
and to the Grand Army of the Republic, and was one of the organizers of
the Colonel E. D. Baker Post, No. 71. He acted as its first commander and
has since continued to be one of its most reliable members. He and his family
have the high regard and respect of a host of friends.


Of the mercantile interests of Georgetown \\'arren C. Green is a well
known representative, and he is also one of the most prominent and successful
mining men of the county. Of California he is a native son, his birth having
occurred in Placer county on the 22d of July, 1862. His father, R. P. Green,
was born in Springfield, Illinois, in 1824, and engaged in lead mining at
Galena, that state. He came to Eldorado county at an early epoch in the
development of California and engaged in placer mining. In 1859, however,
he returned by way of the water route for his family, and with them came
across the plains to the Pacific coast. They were annoyed by the Indians
and the men in the train sometimes stood guard all night to give the warn-
if the savages should make an attack. On other occasions they traveled all
night in order to escape the red men. On the second trip ]\Ir. Green was
accompanied by his brother, Wright F. Green, who now resides in Los Angeles.

On again reaching the Golden state the father of our subject located in
Placerville where he continued mining. At one time he was connected with
a mining venture whereby he lost five thousand dollars, but subsequently he
took out gold enough in six months to meet all his indebtedness. In 1864
his wife died, in the twenty- fourth year of her age, leaving to him the care
of their two sons, Edwin and Warren C. He then discontinued mining and
was in the stock business for some years. In 1880 he removed to Montana,
locating at Corvallis. Tl;ey were eleven months traveling by wagon, spending
the winter at Salem and reaching the Bitter Root valley on the 26th of July,
1880. There the father located on four hundred and eighty acres of land
on which he erected a good home, making it his place of almde mitil his life's


labors were ended in deatli, on the 24th day of Feliruary, 1895. when he was
in his seventy-first year. Edwin Green, who came to Cahfornia witli his
father and mother, on the former's second trip across the plains, is now associ-
ated with his brother in the store at Georgetown. He married Emily Gardner
and they have five children : Ruth, Walter, Frank, Hazel and a baby. The
Green brothers are rated among the most enterprising business men of the
county and are proprietors of the leading mercantile establishment at George-

Warren C. Green was educated in the public schools of Eldorado county
and in Colusa county, and at the age of eighteen he put aside his text-books
to learn the more difficult lessons in the schools of experience. He embarked
in mining as a common laborer and was employed in that way for two years,
after which he served as a foreman of mines for two years. On the expiration
of that period he became a mine owner and mine superintendent, but con-
tinued his active connection with the development of mines until January,
1899, when he purchased a general mercantile store in Georgetown. He has
since conducted this enterprise and has found it a profitable source of income,
but he is still largely interested in the development of the mineral resources
in this part of the state, and has seven hundred acres of mining land four
miles east of Placerville. For a number of 3'ears he has been one of the most
active and successful promoters of mining in his county and he has in his
possession thirty-two pieces of pure gold taken from his mines that are valued
at from twelve to one hundred dollars, the value of the entire collection being
eight hundred dollars. He also has a five-dollar gold piece which was made
in 1849, of pwre California gold, the government permitting private parties
to coin gold at that early day. It was found by a placer miner when washing
for gold and is a very valuable piece of money which would command mucli
more than its face value. Mr. Green has purchased and sold many mining
properties and his dealings have brought to him an excellent financial return.
At one time he had three hundred acres of land on the Georgetown divide
which he sold to the Two Channels Alining Company mostly formed of Indi-
napolis capitalists.

Mr. Green was married, in 1882, to Aliss ]\Iary Hoxey. of Placer\-ille,
a native of that state and a daughter of M. P. Hoxey, a California pioneer.
They haxe three children. Ruby Estella, Edwin and Myrtle. Mr. Green
is an active member of the Republican party and for thirteen years has served
on the Republican county central committee, his efforts proving of great ben-
efit. He is a man of marked business ability, never making an engagement
which he does not fulfill and never incurring an obligation which he does not
meet. His ])rosperity is the result of his diligence, ca])able management and
keen sagacitv.


Tlu'ough almost his entire life John W. Tulloch has resided in Califor-
nia and is one of the respected and enterprising citizens of Stanislaus county,
where he carries on farming three miles east of Oakdale. He was brought


to this state in 1832 from his native state of Missouri, his birth having
occurred in Hannibal, on the 23d of May, 1850. His father, David W. Tul-
loch, was born in Albemarle county, Virginia, in 1814, and when a young
man emigrated westward to IMissouri, where he was united in marriage to
I\liss Sarah White, a daughter of John White, who fought in the war of 1812,
participating in the battle of New Orleans. He also defended the rights of
his country in the war with ]\Iexico. The jjaternal grandfather of our .-ub-
ject died in Missouri, but John White, the maternal grandfather, en i->cd
the plains to California in 1849, and three years later returned to the Missis-
sippi valley and brought out to the Pacific coast a party of settlers. This was
in the year 1852. 'Sir. Tulloch's parents with their family accompanied Mr.
White on the long journey across the plains from Kansas Citj- to Sacra-
mento. They made the trip with oxen and were six months upon the way.
During that time Sirs. White, the grandmother of our subject, died of
cholera at Green river and was buried there. Ex-Governor Bradley, of
Nevada, was of the party, as was also Major Lane, who was an uncle of
Sir. Tulloch and the father of Charles D. Lane, who became one of the
most prominent and successful mining men of California.

The parents of our subject first located at the Fourteen Mile House, on
the Stockton and Sonora road, the father conducting the hotel at that nnint.
A little later, however, he turned his attention to mining near Sonora, and in
1858 removed with his family to Knight's Ferry, where he purchased an
interest in the flouring-mill, having two partners. In 1861. however, he sold
his interests to his partners, taking a mortgage upon the property. In 1862
the mill was washed away by a flood and he was obliged to take the mill-
site in payment. He then rebuilt the mill, in 1863, and continued its opera-
tion until 1873, when he removed to Fresno county, where he engaged in
the sheep-raising business. Subsequently, however, he sold out there, returned
to Knight's Ferry and in 1883 repurchased the mil!, continuing in that busi-
ness until 1896, at which time his life's labors were ended in death. He was
then eighty-two years of age, — a man highly respected for his probit\- of
character, for his ability and for his influence which was ever exerted in
behalf of the right, of progress and of advancement. His fellow townsmen,
recognizing his ability, elected him to the office of supervisor of San Joaquin
county, in which capacity he served for a number of years. In his l)usiness
affairs he was very successful and was at one time the largest ta.x-payer in
his county. His wife departed this life in 1882. Mrs. Tulloch was a member
of the Presbyterian church, while Mr. Tulloch was a nicniljcr of the Christian

John W. Tulloch. whose name introduces this review, is the eldest living

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