In collaboration with Mendocino’s Kelley House Museum, MendoFever will be publishing their “This Day in Mendocino History” Facebook posts. The Kelley House Museum works hard to document and curate Mendocino County’s rich history and can be visited in the seaside town of Mendocino.
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On this day in Mendocino history…
June 26, 1935 – Former State Senator Guy C. Earl died at his home in Berkeley of a heart ailment at the age of 74. He was born in Red Bluff in 1861 to Josiah and Adelia (Chaffee) Earl, who were general store merchants. The family’s home and business were destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 1872, and the Earls moved to Oakland where their son studied to become a attorney. He also met his future wife there.
On November 15, 1888, Guy Chaffee Earl married Ella Jane Ford, daughter of Jerome B. Ford, a pioneer of Mendocino. Earl worked with Charles A. Perkins in logging on the Southfork of Big River. He also served as a director of the Mendocino Lumber Company and was twice elected to the California State Senate. In addition to a thriving law practice, he founded the Great Western Power Company. He was a regent of the University of California for 32 years, retiring just 5 months before his death.
He was survived by his widow Ella and their four children: Alice, Martha, Elinor, and Guy Jr.
𝘉𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺 𝘏𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺! 𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬. 𝘈𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴. 𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘺 𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳, 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘨𝘪𝘧𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘦. https://www.kelleyhousemuseum.org/membership/