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William Wilford Bloyd (1860 - 1947)

William Wilford Bloyd
Born in Illinois, USAmap
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Died in Kings, California, USAmap
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William was born in 1860. He was the son of William Bloyd and Elizabeth Cowan. He passed away in 1947.

In Illinois, October 5. 1860. was born W. W. Bloyd, a son of Washington Bloyd. He was only a baby when his father brought him to California and he lived near Goose Lake until he was eight years old, and then his family moved to Marysville, Yuba county. When the boy was thirteen years old, they came to what is now Kings county and located near Hanford, the father taking up a homestead and settling on a hundred and sixty acres of railroad land, to all of which property he subsequently obtained clear title.
Making a home farm of it he lived there until his death, which occured in July, 1910. His eight children and his widow all survive him and they all live in Hanford.
It was near Hanford that W. W. Bloyd began farming, and he was successful there until 1886, then going to Fresno county, where he farmed when he bought ten acres near Hanford. He also bought twenty acres adjoining the first purchase and diminished the latter by selling eight acres of it. He improved the place by the erection of a house and good barns, and as rapidly as possible put it under cultivation. He has four acres of vines, three and one-half acres of apricots and three and one-half acres of peaches, and gives attention to the breeding of horses. In June, 1904, he was made superintendenl of the ditch systems of the Chamberlain-Carr Company, the Chiernscy Canal and Lakeside System and the Branch Canal Union Water and Ditch Company. He is a director and the secretary of the Settlers' Ditch Company.
In 1882 he married Mary A. Bostwick. and they have three children: Charles Edward, of Fullerton; Chester A., who lives near Hanford; and Ethel, who is a member of her parents' household. Mr. Bloyd affiliates with the Woodmen of the World and is a citizen of unquestionable public spirit.


  • "The History of Tulare and Kings Counties California" by Eugene L Menefee and Fred A Dodge, published by Historic Record Company La, CA 1913
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 August 2017), Willie W Bloyd in household of William W Bloyd, Lemoore, Tulare, California, United States; citing enumeration district ED 100, sheet 77A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0085; FHL microfilm 1,254,085.

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