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From: "Sandra Harris" <>
Subject: Wm McCULLOUGH in History of Northern CA
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 08:08:34 -0700
I have copied the bio and also picked up an obituary on him which I will be
sending with it ... and a picture of your Mr. McCULLOUGH.
qc 979.41 M5a
William McCULLOUGH, was a native of New York city, born March 2 1844, the
son of William Sr and Agnes )JOHNSTON) McCULLOUGH, both of whom were of
Scotch ancestry, and born in the north of Ireland, whence they removed to
The father started business in 1831 and afterward located in Sullivan County
NY. He then moved with his family to East Orange, NJ and then he went to
Rochester, MN to start a store. He remained there until his death, July 17
1878. His widow survived him until May 3 1890, dying at East Orange.
When William Jr was 14 he attended the Ashland Collegiate Institute,
Ashland, Greene County, NY.
In 1861 he went to the family home in the East and offered his services at
Newburg in defense of his country's flag, and was accepted on the Fourth of
July, 1861. He was assigned to duty in Company H, Fifty-sixth NY Volunteer
Infantry. When discharged he was broken in health (not yet 18 years old at
the time) and proceeded to CA to recuperate. Much improved he returned back
East. In 1868 he returned to CA and located in San Joaquin Valley and after
that came to Yolo County.
He married Miss Emma CURTIS, native of Kent County, MI, who was born there
Feb 17 1848. They have one child, Mattie.
April 20 1905
A Fatal Stroke
Apoplexy suddenly ends William McCullough's Life
On Sept 21 1876 (in Yolo County) he married Miss Emma CURTIS, whose father
resided on the McCULLOUGH farm for many years until Mr. McCULLOUGH became
the owner of it.
I hope this has helped in your research. Sandra
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