W J GORHAM.
This well-known citizen of Columbia was born in Canada East, on April 1, 1837, being raised and educated there and in the United States, which is accounted for from the fact of his residence being close to the line separating our Government from the dominions of Englandís Queen. He left Canada in 1860 for this State, came via the Isthmus of Panama, and landed in San Francisco in August of that year. On the last day of that month he arrived in this county, and settled at Sawmill Flat. In 1868 he came to Columbia, leased Fallonís Hotel, and bought the furniture thereto attached, and was the proprietor of that hostelry for eighteen months, when he sold out, and opened a saloon on Main Street, but only remained in that business about one and a half years.† Two years ago he was appointed Deputy Sheriff, and about nine months since became Constable.† Mr. Gorham learned the carpenterís trade when young, and has since been engaged in it as one of his occupations.† He married Eliza Jane Wilson, a native of Huntington County, Canada East, on June 9, 1860.
ďA History of Tuolumne County, CaliforniaĒ Published by B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 335.†
Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton