HOMESTEADS 1915 THRU 1929

Survey number:      Owner:      Date of discovery:

1915______________________________________

FRANK BAKER –

-MD 030S 037E 11 803618 CAI 0004347 Homestead 1921/04/18 BAKER FRANK

April 13, 1916:  “MRS. R. B.  GALBREATH entertained her Sunday school class Saturday afternoon at an April Fool party.  The time was spent at games and refreshments were enjoyed.  The  guests were Martin Grose, Edith Owens, Zenith Gerle, Pearl Nichols, Mabel Newsom, Blanche Baker, –Clifford Nichols, Wesley Newsom, James Stradel and Clyde Britice. ” –Bakersfield Morning Echo

May 14, 1915: “FRANK BAKER IS NOW ASSISTANT POSTMASTER at Neuralia, and W. J. Newenham took the position of hotel keeper Saturday. ” –Mojave Press

May 21, 1915:  “FRANK BAKER and wife were business visitors to Bakersfield and Independence.  They have taken up a 160-acre homestead. ” –Mojave Press

May 28, 1915:  “DON McCOOL AND FRANK BAKER are talking about a road race from Cantil to Mojave. ” –Mojave Press

October 13, 192o:  “NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION –Department of the Interior—U.S.  LAND OFFICE at Independence, California, September 25, 1920

Notice is hereby given that Frank Baker of Cantil, California, who, on May 21, 1915, made homestead entry and additional homestead entry, No. 04347, additional No. 04574, for N ½ of NW ½ ;  W ½ of NE ¼; and NW ¼ of SE ¼ of section 11, township 30 south, range 37 east, Mount Diablo Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make final three-year-proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before the United States Commissioner , at Bakersfield, California, on the 20th day of  September, 1920.

Claimant names as witnesses:

Andrew Miller, John Graves Blaylock, Charles Herbert Keniston, Charles August Koehn, all of Cantil California.

OLIVER C. HARPER, Register

Sept. 23-Oct.  6-13-20-27

Bakersfield  Californian

CHARLES H. KENISTON—

August 20, 1920:  “NOIICE FOR PUBLICATION –Department of the Interior—U.S.  LAND OFFICE at Independence, California, August 14, 1920.

NOTICE is hereby given that Charles Herbert Keniston, of Cantil, California, who, on Dec. 21, 1915, made homestead entry, No. 04575 for SE ¼ section 2, Township 30 South Range 37 East, Mount Diablo Meridian has filed notice of intention to make final three-year proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before the United States Commissioner, at Bakersfield, California, on the 1st day of September, 1920.

Claimant names as witnesses:

Frank Baker, Andrew Miller, Charles A. Koehn, all of Cantil California

OLIVER C. HARPER, Register

Aug. 18 to Sept. 18 inc.

Bakersfield Californian

W. S. BURDICK—

May 28, 1915:  “E. L. BLOOMFIELD is moving his drilling rig onto W. E. Burdicks place. ” –Mojave Press

November 12, 1915: “CANTIL NOTES –JOE BURDICK AND C. C. TODHUNTER have gone on a water prospecting trip over the hills, where they will finish a well that was started last fall. ” –Mojave Press

February 25, 1916:  “ASSESSMENT WORK, TEAMING –Clearing, Plowing, Fencing, Hauling and all kinds of Assessment work done under contract of by the day.  Plenty of good stock to work. ” –Mojave Press

W. S. Burdick, Neuralia, Cal.

Mojave Press

April 28, 1916:  “CANTIL LIVE WIRES –W.  S. Burdick will start work on the new road in a few days.  The road from Neuralia to the gulch is about finished.  Everybody should talk good roads. ” –Mojave Press

February 28, 1917: “W. S. Burdick called on many of his old neighbors.  He came up from Chico, his new home, to close up a deal.   Accompanying him were Charley Backley and Ernest Burdick, who sold part of their interests in the property. Bakersfield Morning Echo

RALPH G. BURDICK –

MD 030S 037E 22 1029470 CAS 0021620 Cash Sale 1929/07/18 BURDICK RALPH G

May 28, 1915:  “BURDICK AND BLAYLOCK are getting along fine with the clearing of _30 acres on the Davis place.  The full _30 acres is to be sown in alfalfa. ” –Mojave Press

APRIL 13, 1916:  “THE COPPER-GOLD CLAIMS of Blaycock and Burdick are making a better showing, as are the claims of Christie and  Glass on the east side. ” –Bakersfield Morning Echo

FRED HARTSOOK –

MD 030S 038E 30 775796 CAI 0004555 Desert Land Act 1920/09/30 HARTSOOK FRED

(See also –Oil Exploration in Cantil)

February 10, 1915–  “L. J. Kanstein, horticultural inspector of Tehachapi was in this  valley  Monday and Tuesday inspecting several thousand fruit trees which arrived Sunday.  A variety of trees are being planted by the residents here, and also plenty of shade and ornamental trees.  Those receiving trees, and the number and kind are as  follows”

Name                                     fruit                                        ornamental

W. F. Sweetner                                 3000                                      1000

Fred Hartsook                                  500                                        1600

S. A. Armstrong                               1000

L. W. Giddings                                 500                                        1000

J. G. Blaylock                                    800                                        1200

Arthur Fields                                                    25  Alberta Peaches

” –Mojave Press

April 14, 1916:  “NEURALIA NOTES –Frank Baker and Clarence Hammond are working for Lanning & Canning on the Hartsook well near Munsey’s ranch. ” –Mojave Press

April 28, 1916:  “CANTIL LIVE WIRES –Fred Hartsook made a flying trip into the valley last Friday to look after his land interests.” –Mojave Press

LAWSON H. GIDDINGS—

MD 031S 037E 14 793528 CAI 0002330 Desert Land Act 1921/02/03 GIDDINGS LAWSON H

February 10, 1915–  “L. J. Kanstein, horticultural inspector of Tehachapi was in this  valley  Monday and Tuesday inspecting several thousand fruit trees which arrived Sunday.  A variety of trees are being planted by the residents here, and also plenty of shade and ornamental trees.  Those receiving trees, and the number and kind are as  follows”

Name                                     fruit                                        ornamental

W. F. Sweetner                                 3000                                      1000

Fred Hartsook                                  500                                        1600

S. A. Armstrong                               1000

L. W. Giddings                                 500                                        1000

J. G. Blaylock                                    800                                        1200

Arthur Fields                                                    25  Alberta Peaches

” –Mojave Press

March 12, 1915:  “LAWSON GIDDINGS HAS AGAIN started digging his well. ” –Mojave Press

March 26, 1915:  “L. W. GIDDINGS is doing some plowing for his brother with the tractor. ” –Mojave Press

April 9, 1915:  “L. H. GIDDINGS went into Pasadena Saturday for a week on business.  He is down to a depth of 170ft in the well he is digging. ” –Mojave Press

May 28, 1915:  “LANNING & CANNING are putting down a well for L. W. Giddings and struck water at 275ft. ” –Mojave Press

May 28, 1915:  “L. W. GIDDINGS is getting along nicely with his 14 inch well and is down over 300ft. ” –Mojave Press

May 28, 1915:  “L. E. GIDDINGS RECEIVED a fine Jersey calf Monday night by express. ” –Mojave Press

July 30, 1915:  “L. H. GIDDINGS will install a Sampson engine on his well.  L. M. White and C. H. Kermeston recently hauled the engine from Tehachapi.  He will also install a windmill for domestic use. ” –Mojave Press

February 25, 1916:  “WATER TANKS—Corrugated Steel Tanks and Stock Tanks, all sizes. 300 gallons up.  Let me give you figures.  L. W. Giddings, Neuralia, Cal. ” –Mojave Press

April 14, 1916:  “NEURALIA NOTES –Lawson Giddings has been busy buying and selling cows lately. ” –Mojave Press

W. F. SWEETNER –

June 18, 1915:  “W. F. SWEETNER of Corona is preparing to build on his homestead in NW1/2 of section 2, township 32-87.  He will also do considerable fencing and Lansing & Canning will drill a well for him.  He was our last week. ” –Mojave Press

February 10, 1915–  “L. J. Kanstein, horticultural inspector of Tehachapi was in this  valley  Monday and Tuesday inspecting several thousand fruit trees which arrived Sunday.  A variety of trees are being planted by the residents here, and also plenty of shade and ornamental trees.  Those receiving trees, and the number and kind are as  follows”

Name                                     fruit                                        ornamental

W. F. Sweetner                                 3000                                      1000

Fred Hartsook                                  500                                        1600

S. A. Armstrong                               1000

L. W. Giddings                                 500                                        1000

J. G. Blaylock                                    800                                        1200

Arthur Fields                                                    25  Alberta Peaches

” –Mojave Press

March 24, 1916:  “NEURALIA NOTES—W. F. Sweetzer’s eighty-acre apple orchard certainly looks fine.  All the tile is laid and the entire premises are in good shape. ” –Mojave Press

November 28, 1917:  “TWO JUDGMENTS IN AUTO WRECK –In the case of Mamie Gannt against the estate of William Sweetser for damages to an automobile as a result of a collision near Mojave on June 10, 1915, coming before Judge Pnairs on appeal from the Tenth township court, verdict for $85 was rendered by the court.

To Preston B. Jackson, driver of the Gannt car, Judge Peairs awarded $150 damages for injuries sustained.  The plaintiffs alleged that Sweetser was driving at a high rate of speed and recklessly ran into their car while rounding a corner near Neuralia.  Sweetser did last spring at Riverside.

T. M. McNamara appeared for the plaintiffs and Wallace Clayson for the estate. ” –Bakersfield Californian

STEVE ARMSTRONG –

July 30, 1915:  “STEVE ARMSTRONG, who recently arrived at Neuralia to take up residence on his homestead, was compelled to sleep in his car on account of the overcrowded condition of the Hotel Oasis, or for some cause having a similar effect.  His homestead is the southwest quarter of section 2, township 33-37. ” –Mojave Press

July 30, 1915:  “BARLOW AND NICKOLIDAS HAULED Mr. Armstrong’s goods to the place and L. Bloomfield has moved his well rig to this place preparatory to drilling. ” –Mojave Press

February 10, 1915–  “L. J. Kanstein, horticultural inspector of Tehachapi was in this  valley  Monday and Tuesday inspecting several thousand fruit trees which arrived Sunday.  A variety of trees are being planted by the residents here, and also plenty of shade and ornamental trees.  Those receiving trees, and the number and kind are as  follows”

Name                                     fruit                                        ornamental

W. F. Sweetner                                 3000                                      1000

Fred Hartsook                                  500                                        1600

S. A. Armstrong                               1000

L. W. Giddings                                 500                                        1000

J. G. Blaylock                                    800                                        1200

Arthur Fields                                                    25  Alberta Peaches

” –Mojave Press

ARTHUR FIELDS –

February 10, 1915–  “L. J. Kanstein, horticultural inspector of Tehachapi was in this  valley  Monday and Tuesday inspecting several thousand fruit trees which arrived Sunday.  A variety of trees are being planted by the residents here, and also plenty of shade and ornamental trees.  Those receiving trees, and the number and kind are as  follows”

Name                                     fruit                                        ornamental

W. F. Sweetner                                 3000                                      1000

Fred Hartsook                                  500                                        1600

S. A. Armstrong                               1000

L. W. Giddings                                 500                                        1000

J. G. Blaylock                                    800                                        1200

Arthur Fields                                                    25  Alberta Peaches

” –Mojave Press

JOHN GRAVES BLAYLOCK—

MD 030S 037E 26 677028 CAI 0004073 Homestead 1919/05/10 BLAYLOCK JOHN GRAVES

May 28, 1915:  “W. H. MAGIS OF NEURALIA is installing a pumping plant for John Blaylock. ” –Mojave Press

August 27, 1915:  “CANTIL CALIDUCT –”CHARLIE HAMMOND AND CHARLIIE BEDGEE were in town Saturday for a tank of oil for J. G. Blaylock. ” –Mojave Press

November 5, 1915: “CANTIL NOTES –J. G. BLAYLOCK has  finished checking 80 acres which he will plant to alfalfa during the next  few days. ” –Mojave Press

APRIL 13, 1916:  “THE COPPER-GOLD CLAIMS of Blaycock and Burdick are making a better showing, as are the claims of Christie and  Glass on the east side. ” –Bakersfield Morning Echo

DELL B. NICHOLS—

MD 030S 037E 34 563326 CAI 0003983 Cash Sale 1917/01/23 NICHOLS DELL B

December 3, 1915: “CLARENCE A. HAMMOND, D. B.  NICHOLS, J. J. HILL AND MISS ANNE RYALL are preparing to make final proof on their homesteads in Bakersfield during February. ” –Mojave Press

April 13, 1916:  “MRS. R. B.  GALBREATH entertained her Sunday school class Saturday afternoon at an April Fool party.  The time was spent at games and refreshments were enjoyed.  The  guests were Martin Grose, Edith Owens, Zenith Gerle, Pearl Nichols, Mabel Newsom, Blanche Baker, –Clifford Nichols, Wesley Newsom, James Stradel and Clyde Britice. ” –Bakersfield Morning Echo

April 13, 1916:  “MRS. R. B.  GALBREATH entertained her Sunday school class Saturday afternoon at an April Fool party.  The time was spent at games and refreshments were enjoyed.  The  guests were Martin Grose, Edith Owens, Zenith Gerle, Pearl Nichols, Mabel Newsom, Blanche Baker, –Clifford Nichols, Wesley Newsom, James Stradel and Clyde Britice. ” –Bakersfield Morning Echo

LEWIS ELLIOTT VANWINKLE—

MD 030S 038E 32 895384 CAI 0004181 Desert Land Act 1923/02/06 VANWINKLE LEWIS ELLIOT

April 28, 1916:  “CANTIL LIVE WIRES –Mrs. Van Winkle and two children are visiting for a couple of weeks in Los Angeles.  Mr.  Van does not like batching. ” –Mojave Press

February 28, 1917: “L. E. VAN WINKLE’S TEAMS came in on time this week.  He has been unloading a car of hay, and will begin farming at once. Bakersfield Morning Echo

March 19, 1921:  “NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION –Department of the Interior—U.S.  LAND OFFICE at Independence, California, March 14, 1922.

Notice is hereby given that Lewis Elliot Van Winkle of Cantil, Kern Co. California, who, on January 25th , 1915, made Desert Land Entry, No. 04347, additional No. 04181, for the south half of section 32, township 30 south, range 38 east, Mount Diablo Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make final desert land proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before the Register and Receiver, United States Land Office, at Independence, California on the 21st day of  April, 1922.

Claimant names as witnesses:

William Munsey, Charles C. Todhunter, Alden A. Dean, John G. Blaylock, all of Cantil California.

OLIVER C. HARPER, Register

March 17—April 15, Inc.

Bakersfield Californian

August 1, 1925:  “RESIDENT OF KERN COUNTY DIES AT HOME—Lewis Van Winkle, aged 51, well known farmer of Cantil, died at his home in Cantil, July 28 following a short illness.  The body will be sent to Hemet, Riverside County, for interment next Tuesday.

The deceased was well known in Kern County, where he had made his home for eight years.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Julia Van Winkle; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Rogers of Cantil; Mrs. Olive Fueller and Mill Alberta Van Winkle of Whittier; one son, Alva, of Sacramento, and his mother, Mrs. Emily Van Winkle.  The body is at Daughty-Morton Funeral Home. ” –Bakersfield Californian

MARTHA  & JOSEPH C. MERKEL

MD 031S 037E 10 677793 CAI 0004461 Homestead 1919/05/15 MERKEL MARTHA; MERKEL JOSEPH C

June 15, 1915:  “Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Giddings spent Sunday Monday at the home of their son, Levi Giddings, and attended to business concerning their respective claims.  They were accompanied by Mr. Breneman of Los Angeles and J. C. Merkel of Pasadena.  The Latter is making plans to move his family to his homestead this fall. ” –Mojave Press

September 28, 1919: “Friends of Mrs. Martha Merkel of Cantil will be interested in the announcement of her marriage to Harry W.  Martin, a returned service man, in Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 18.  They will make their home at Cantil for the present.  Mrs. Merkel is well known throughout the desert country in Kern County where she has a homestead, and in Pasadena and Los Angeles.  Mr. Martin served with the second engineers on the Rhine for two years.” – Bakersfield Morning Echo

BEULAH M. GIDDINGS—

MD 031S 037E 14 789237 CAI 0002329 Desert Land Act 1921/01/05 GIDDINGS

BEULAH M

September 15, 192o:  “NOIICE FOR PUBLICATION –Department of the Interior—U.S.  LAND OFFICE at Independence, California, August 16, 1920.

Notice is hereby given that Beulah M. Giddings or Ocean Park, California, who on June 10, 1912, made Desert Land Entry No. 02329, for W1/2 of section 14, township 31 south, range 37 east, Mount Diablo Meridian, has filed  notice of intention to make final proof under the provisions  of the 3rd par. of Act March 4, 1915, to establish  claim to the land  above described, before the  Register and Receiver,  U. S. Land Office at Independence, California, on the 23rd day of September, 1920.

Claimant names as witnesses:

William Hough and Nancy Hough, both of Cantil, California.

Jennie L. Giddings and Joshua R. Giddings, both of Pasadena, California.

OLIVER C. HARPER, Register.

Aug. 19 to Sept.  19  inc.

Bakersfield Californian

JAMES M. HAWKINS—

MD 031S 037E 22 749252 CAI 0004928 Homestead 1920/05/14 HAWKINS JAMES M

June 15, 1915:  “SEPTEMBER WILL NO DOUBT BRING NUMEROUS new settlers to the valley.  Among them will be Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins from Huntington Beach, who drove up from Huntington Beach, who drove up to Hotel Neuralia from that place Saturday.  They spent Sunday looking over their homestead and the rest of the valley. ” –Mojave Press

January 1, 1916: “WORK AT NEURALIIA –Mr. Hawkins of Huntington Beach is up for ten days to oversee the assessment work on his claim.  He has the southwest quarter of section 22, 31-37. ” –Bakersfield Californian

ROBERT M. MORROW—

MD 031S 037E 26 677790 CAI 0004223 Homestead 1919/05/15 MORROW ROBERT M

March 12, 1915:  “L. W.  GIDDINGS AND R. MORROW have changed their desert claims to homesteads. ” –Mojave Press

January 8, 1915:  “MRS. R. H. MORROW and her boys spent the holidays at Gardena. ” –Mojave Press

April 9, 1915:  “R. H. MORROW and family went down to the city for few days on business. ” –Mojave Press

June 15, 1915:  “LEVI GIDDINGS AND FAMILY were the guests of R. M. Morrow and family last Sunday for dinner.  In the afternoon the two families motored to Jawbone Canyon. ” –Mojave Press

March 24, 1916:  “NEURALIA NOTES—Mrs. R. M. Morrow and children Vesta and Donald, arrived Sunday to aid Mr. Morrow with work on his homestead.  Mr. Morrow says he is glad to have a cook and that home isn’t right without “mother.” –Mojave Press

CLARENCE A. HAMMOND—

MD 031S 037E 30 561427 CAI 0001925 Homestead 1917/01/12 HAMMOND CLARENCE A

January 8, 1915:  “C. A. HAMMOND has five acres in wheat, and is clearing twenty more for wheat and barley.  W. P. McQueen has been helping him.  The lumber for his barn has arrived.  Mr. Hammond has fifteen acres ready for barley on the Smith place near Trescaps. ” –Mojave Press

March 26, 1915:  “C. A. HAMMOND is building a new barn to hold his crop of hay.  He has twenty acres seeded to wheat. ” –Mojave Press

April 2, 1915:  “C. A. HAMMOND IS LAYING the foundation for a good rabbit and pigeon business.  He has several breeds of choice stock. ” –Mojave Press

May 14, 1915: “CLARENCE HAMMOND’S RABBIT family has increased to 26.  He is working on a 14×22 barn.

May 28, 1915:  “CLARENCE HAMMOND’S stock of rabbits is increasing fast. ” –Mojave Press

June 15, 1915:  “C. A. HAMMOND, THE RABBIT MAN served an elaborate rabbit dinner to “city clerk” Lloyd White and “chief of police” McQueen recently. ” –Mojave Press

June 18, 1915:  “CLARENCE HAMMOND WILL HAUL HAY for F. N. Luce while he is preparing to commence his contract to haul antimony from the mines to Neuralia.  Clarence will load the cars with ore. ” –Mojave Press

December 3, 1915: “CLARENCE A. HAMMOND, D. B.  NICHOLS, J. J. HILL AND MISS ANNE RYALL are preparing to make final proof on their homesteads in Bakersfield during February. ” –Mojave Press

March 24, 1916:  “NEURALIA NOTES—C. A. Hammond is working at the Red Rock oil well.” –Mojave Press

JOSHUA R. GIDDINGS—

MD 031S 037E 30 794983 CAI 0002082 Desert Land Act 1921/02/12 GIDDINGS JOSHUA

February 10, 1915–  “MR. AND  MRS. J. R. GIDDINGS AND SONS Joe and Paul are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Giddings while doing assessment work on the desert claim of Mrs. Giddings.  They made the trip through Bouquet Canyon without difficulty. ” –Mojave Press

June 15, 1915:  “Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Giddings spent Sunday Monday at the home of their son, Levi Giddings, and attended to business concerning their respective claims.  They were accompanied by Mr. Breneman of Los Angeles and J. C. Merkel of Pasadena.  The Latter is making plans to move his family to his homestead this fall. ” –Mojave Press

JOSEPH JARVIS—

MD 031S 038E 6 499368 CAI 0001393 Cash Sale 1915/11/16 JARVIS JOSEPH

March 12, 1915:  “L. M. WHITE is clearing eight acres for Dr. J. Jarvis, after finishing plowing forty acres for himself. ” –Mojave Press

April 2, 1915:  “L. M. WHITE HAS FINISHED seeding alfalfa for Dr. Jarvis, and has leveled and plowed three acres for R. M. Morrow, who will plant it to fruit trees this spring. ” –Mojave Press

April 2, 1916:  “RED ROCK NEWS –Thursday night the club laid aside all business matters in order to give all the evening over to the pleasure of celebrating four  birthdays which all fell on  this week, as follows:  F. O. Alice, March 27; Miss Viola Elliot, March 23: Will Munsey, March 30; Frank Jarvis April 1.   Miss Elliott’s birthday took precedence over all the rest and the 28th was chosen for the celebration.

Miss Elliott, the foremost among the guests of honor being sweet sixteen, received beautiful present(s) from her friends.  She wore a pretty ping silk frock with lace trimmings.  All four birthday guests received the congratulations of the club members.

The next meeting is to be held at Hotel Oasis, Neuralia next Saturday evening, April 1.   Col. Newenhaus having extended a cordial invitation to the club.” –Bakersfield Morning Echo

April 28, 1916:  “CANTIL LIVE WIRES –Dr. Jarvis’ 20-h.p.  engine arrived at Cantil Monday Night.  The doctor has a good well for which he claims a flow of 80 inches of water. ” –Mojave Press

J. G. BLAYLOCK

March 12, 1915:  “JOHN BLAYLOCK has a large shipment of fruit trees coming in soon. ” –Mojave Press

February 28, 1917: J. G. BlAYLOCK AND C. C. TODHUNTER made a trip to the Slate Range this week.  Some new properties are being developed and stamp mills are in course of erection. Bakersfield Morning Echo

J. N.  ELLIOTT—

July 24, 1915:  “NEWRESIDENTS IMPROVE RANCH—J. N. Elliot arrived at Cinco Saturday from Modesto.  His wife and three children and Mrs. Elliot’s father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Powell, came in Sunday.  Mr. Elliot brought in a carload of stock and household goods including five horses, three cows and two pigs.   A new pumping plant is being installed on his place in section 34, 30-37.” –Bakersfield Californian

July 30, 1915:  “J. N. ELLIOT HAS RECEIVED his new wagon and will commence hauling antimony from the mines to Neuralia at once. ” –Mojave Press

March 26, 1916:  “THE RED ROCK CLUB met at the Levi Giddings home  with 41 members present.  It was stated that (bondsmen) had been  secured for the expense of accuring viewers for the installation of culverts and that the road  petition had  finally been completed in  every detail, all the necessary signatures had been made before a notary and the entire document sent in to the county supervisors.  Work will begin immediately on the south  and near Neuralia.

It  has been  stated the Cantil postoffice is being held back  because no site for  same had been secured.

Hot coffee and  pies, pies, pies consitituted  the refreshments.

The next meeting will   be held on Tuesday night.   March 25th and will be a birthday party for Miss Viola Elliot,  the club having been there by her parents Mr. and  Mrs. J. N. Elliott.

Mr. Will Munsey, pres.

Mrs. Levi Giddings, sec.

February 26, 1916:  “CANTIL LIVE WIRESJ. N. Elliott has finished sowing grains on the Nickols place.  Rye is his favorite. ” –Mojave Press

April 2, 1916:  “RED ROCK NEWS –Thursday night the club laid aside all business matters in order to give all the evening over to the pleasure of celebrating four  birthdays which all fell on  this week, as follows:  F. O. Alice, March 27; Miss Viola Elliot, March 23: Will Munsey, March 30; Frank Jarvis April 1.   Miss Elliott’s birthday took precedence over all the rest and the 28th was chosen for the celebration.

Miss Elliott, the foremost among the guests of honor being sweet sixteen, received beautiful present(s) from her friends.  She wore a pretty ping silk frock with lace trimmings.  All four birthday guests received the congratulations of the club members.

The next meeting is to be held at Hotel Oasis, Neuralia next Saturday evening, April 1.   Col. Newenhaus having extended a cordial invitation to the club.” –Bakersfield Morning Echo

April 28, 1916:  “CANTIL LIVE WIRES –Lawson Giddings and party, J. N. Elliott and daughter and Miss Hallie Allee arrived home from Pasadena last week.” –Mojave Press

February 28, 1917: “JOHN W. HANDY, made a contract with J. N. Elliot for the clearing. Leveling, plowing and seeding of 80 acres, sold by him to Henry Edgar Bean of Los Angeles. Bakersfield Morning Echo

WILLIAM W. HOUGH

June 15, 1915:  “MR. AND MRS. WM. HOUGH of Los Angeles recently spent ten days on their claim making improvements and letting a contract for clearing, plowing, and leveling.  Their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hough, came up from Los Angeles and spent the week end with them. ” –Mojave Press

April 23, 1922:  “NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION –Department of the Interior—U.S.  LAND OFFICE at Independence, California, April 4, 1922.

Notice is hereby given that William W.  Hough, of Alhambra, California, who on April 21, 1919, made homestead entry, No. 05823 for lots 1 and 2, of NE1/4 and the SE1/4, Section 2, township 31 S. Range 37 E. M. D. Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make final three-year proof to establish claim to the land above described, before the United States Commissioner, at Bakersfield, California on the 6th day of June 1922

Claimant claims as witnesses:

Nancy M. Hough, of Alhambra, California; William E. Gnatt, of Mojave, California; Will N. Munsey, and Martin, both of  Cantil, California

OLIVER C. HARPER

Register

April 22 –May 21, Inc.

Bakersfield Californian

WM. J. NEWENHAM—

January 8, 1915:  “THE MISSES NEWENHAM of Pasadena were visitors with their father during the holidays. ” –Mojave Press

March 26, 1915:  “MR. NEWENHAM has had the company’s pump taken from the well and the old gaskets have been replaced with new ones.  The pump is now giving good service. ” –Mojave Press

March 26, 1915:  “POSTMASTER NEWENHAM and daughter, Miss Madge, Clarence Hammond and Mrs. Southgate, of Hotel Neuralia, were in Mojave Wednesday.  They met Miss I. Newenham on her arrival home from a visit of several weeks with her sister in Los Angeles, Mrs. Hicks. ” –Mojave Press

April 9, 1915:  “W. J. NEWENHAM, went down to the city to trade his big Chalmers auto off for a five passenger ford which he believes will give him more satisfaction. ” –Mojave Press

May 14, 1915: “FRANK BAKER IS NOW ASSISTANT POSTMASTER at Neuralia, and W. J. Newenham took the position of hotel keeper Saturday. ” –Mojave Press

March 10, 1916: “WM. J. NEWENHAM OF NEURALIA has been granted a permit by the State Water Commission to appropriate one second foot of the waters of Red Rock Canyon in Kern County for irrigation purposes.  A pipe line 4650 feet long will carry the water to 80 acres. ” –Bakersfield Californian

March 22, 1916:  “AMONG THOSE REGISTERED AT THE MOUNTAIN INN, during the week, was W. J. New (en) ham, of Neuralia, proprietor of the Oasis hotel there. . ” –Bakersfield Californian

HOLMES, BARLOW & HOLMES

March 12, 1915:  “LEWIS BARLOW WAS MARRIED to Miss Maude Fisher of San Gabriel last Monday, at the bride’s beautiful home in that town. ” –Mojave Press

March 12, 1915:  “HOLMES, BARLOW & HOLMES received a thousand baby chicks on March 1 for a start on their chicken ranch.  Two more lots of a thousand each will be brought in on April 1 and May 1. ” –Mojave Press

March 26, 1915:  “HOLMES, BARLOW & HOLMES have planted three acres to potatoes. ” –Mojave Press

March 26, 1915:  “L. BARLOW, PHIL HOLMES, MISS MADGE NEWENHAM AND MISS WILLIAMS motored to Mojave on the 16yh to attend the theatrical and dance.  Mrs. D. B. Nichols chaperoned the party. ” –Mojave Press

April 2, 1915:  “PHIL HOLMES HAS BEEN BUSY lately irrigating the fruit trees around the post office.  He says the trees are looking well and will be sure to grow rapidly this spring.  In addition to his knowledge of the poultry business he is a horticulturist. ” –Mojave Press

May 28, 1915:  “HOLMES, BARLOW & HOLMES shipped a crate of young roosters to Mojave Meat Market. ” –Mojave Press

May 28, 1915:  “HOLMES, BARLOW & HOLMES moved one of their chicken coops last Tuesday. ” –Mojave Press

May 28, 1915:  “HOLMES & BARLOW were visitors at Hotel Neuralia Sunday. ” –Mojave Press

June 18, 1915:  “HOLMES, BARLOW & HOLMES recently sold their team of mules to Lawson Giddings.  They expect to leave this week to remain in San Gabriel. ” –Mojave Press

J. W. CHASTAIN—

March 12, 1915:  “J. W. CHASTAIN has plowed and seeded thirty acres to barley this season. ” –Mojave Press

March 26, 1915:  “J. W. CHASTAIN is putting in considerable garden this spring. ” –Mojave Press

April 2, 1915:  “I HAVE ONE SECTION of deeded land in Fremont Valley; near neighbors and railroad; shallow water; good as can be found; for $26 per acre.  One half trade or good terms.  Apply to J. W. Chastain, Mojave or Neuralia, Cal. ” –Mojave Press

May 28, 1915:  “J. W. CHASTAIN crop on the Sou (th) place is looking fine. ” –Mojave Press

April 2, 1915:  “I HAVE 640 ACRES OF GOOD LEVEL LAND. Water shallow, lying in Fremont valley for $16 per acre.  Terms on one-half.  For particulars call on or write to J. W. Chastain, Mojave, or Neuralia, Cal. ” –Mojave Press

HAWKES—

March 26, 1915:  “W. P. McQUEEN is hauling sand for the cement for J. C. Hawkes’ new house.  The carload of lumber arrived Monday, and work is proceeding. ” –Mojave Press

March 26, 1915:  “W. P. McQUEEN AND J. C. HAWKES made a business trip to Mojave last Friday. ” –Mojave Press

April 9, 1915:  “J. C. HAWKES will soon be able to move into his new home.  He has planted a clover lawn in front of his house, which will soon be looking nice. ” –Mojave Press

May 28, 1915:  “MINING NOTES—J. C. HAWKES (of Neuralia) discovered some rich placer and located 20 acres in the heart of this deposit. ” –Mojave Press

May 28, 1915:  “MR. AND MRS. HAWKES have their new house nearly finished.  Mrs. Hawkes worked as lather and painter, and she is “some” expert. ” –Mojave Press

July 16, 1915: “J. C. HAWKES HAS TRADED his place here too the Fremont Valley Land Co., taking a Maxwell auto as part of the deal.  Phil Holmes delivered the car in Los Angeles Friday, Clarence Hammond acting as chief mechanic on the trip. ” –Mojave Press

GODFRAY—

March 26, 1915:  “CARL IVERSON will commence at once clearing eighty acres for Mrs. Godfray. ” –Mojave Press

JOHN BECKER –

March 26, 1915:  “JOHN BECKER, of Scranton, Pa., has been working on his 320-acre place here, and has cleared nine acres.  He went to Los Angeles a few days ago. ” –Mojave Press

January 1, 1916: “TO DRILL BIG WELL—John J. Becker of Neuralia has purchased 400-feet of 12 inch No. 12 double casing for a well from the Western Pipe and Steel Company of Bakersfield and will  shortly have his well drilled.” –Bakersfield Californian

HARRY BLAKE –

March 26, 1915:  “HARRY BLAKE is having his eight horse-power pumping plant removed from his well near Cinco, with a view of installing one of larger capacity.  He intends seeding the whole 320 acres to alfalfa this spring. The Mojave Transfer Company is taking out the plant. ” –Mojave Press

R. M. MARROW—

April 2, 1915:  “L. M. WHITE HAS FINISHED seeding alfalfa for Dr. Jarvis, and has leveled and plowed three acres for R. M. Morrow, who will plant it to fruit trees this spring. ” –Mojave Press

W. P. McQUEEN—

April 2, 1915:  “W. P.  McQUEEN WILL BREAK UP ten acres of land for early planting in the fall. ” –Mojave Press

April 9, 1915:  “M. B. WHITE AND W. P. McQUEEN are working on a small job of plowing, clearing and leveling this week. ” –Mojave Press

May 28, 1915:  “CHIEF OF POLICE McQueen spent Saturday evening and Sunday in town. ” –Mojave Press

July 17, 1915:  “FINE RYE AT NEURALIA –W. P. McQueen of Neuralia has a fine 10-acre field of rye with stands evenly over the field about three feet high, and the large  heads are well filled.” –Bakersfield Californian

HARWICK—

April 9, 1915:  “MR. HARWICK OF CINCO has recently bought a baby Rumely Tractor to clear, plow and level his half section of land. ” –Mojave Press

JAMES H. GREEN AND H.C. PARISH

May 14, 1915: “JAMES H. GREEN AND H. C. PARISH of Long Beach came out in their Ford car Tuesday to spend a couple of months making improvements on  their desert claim near Neuralia.  They will build a barn and do considerable clearing.  It is their intention to plant fruit trees next season. ” –Mojave Press

NICKOLIDAS—

May 28, 1915:  “NICKOLIDAS’ WATERMELONS are coming fine.  Nick thinks he will have plenty of company this summer. ” –Mojave Press

D.B.NICHOLS

May 28, 1915:  “D. B. NICHOLS OF CINCO is the proud owner of a new Ford. ” –Mojave Press

TOWNSEND

May 28, 1915:  “L. M. WHITE COMPLETED his clearing contract Saturday, of 110 acres for Townsend.  His clearing 115 acres on the Boanstow pace will be completed this week.  Lloyd is negotiating for several other contracts. ” –Mojave Press

BOANSTOW

May 28, 1915:  “L. M. WHITE COMPLETED his clearing contract Saturday, of 110 acres for Townsend.  His clearing 115 acres on the Boanstow pace will be completed this week.  Lloyd is negotiating for several other contracts. ” –Mojave Press

R. L. DEE –

June 15, 1915:  “W. P. McQUEEN HAS FINISHED clearing on the ranch of R. L. DEE of Oakland, and will commence a contract for clearing at once for John Tiedemann. ” –Mojave Press

JOHN TIDEMANN –

June 15, 1915:  “W. P. McQUEEN HAS FINISHED clearing on the ranch of R. L. DEE of Oakland, and will commence a contract for clearing at once for John Tiedemann. ” –Mojave Press

JAMES RYALL –

June 15, 1915:  “LLOYD WHITE finished planting 20 acres to milo maize for James Ryall, Monday, at Trescape.” –Mojave Press

MISS ANNE RYALL

December 3, 1915: “CLARENCE A. HAMMOND, D. B.  NICHOLS, J. J. HILL AND MISS ANNE RYALL are preparing to make final proof on their homesteads in Bakersfield during February. ” –Mojave Press

W. E. GNATT –

June 18, 1915:  “MARK WHITE WAS OUT last week surveying for W. E.Gnatt, Jr. and L. D. Snyder.  He also ran  the lines around the  White section that  Lloyd is fencing. ” –Mojave Press

June 18, 1915:  “LLOYD WHITE SAYS THAT that W. E. Gantt who has recently been taking astronomical observations at the Oasis Hotel, has discovered a star of the first magnitude.  As time goes on and further observations are taken, interest in this particular star seems to become more intense. ” –Mojave Press

L. D. SNYDER –

June 18, 1915:  “MARK WHITE WAS OUT last week surveying for W. E.Gnatt, Jr. and L. D. Snyder.  He also ran  the lines around the  White section that  Lloyd is fencing. ” –Mojave Press

JOHN J.  BALCHER –

December 3, 1915: “John J. Bacher has purchased 400 ft. of 12 inch No. 12 double casing for a well, from the Western Pipe & Steel Co., of Bakersfield, and will shortly have his well drilled. ” –Mojave Press

M. H. MAGIE—

May 8, 1915:  “VISITS NEURALIA HOMESTEAD—M. H. Magie visited the Neuralia district from Los Angeles this week.  He is now installing a Palmer pump for John Blaylock.  Magie has a homestead at Neuralia.” –Bakersfield Californian

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