California Genealogy and History Archives
San Bernardino County and Riverside County
WRIGHT CLIFFORD FARLOW — An important share in the development work in the citrus district in and around Upland in San Bernardino County has been performed by Wright Clifford Farlow during his residence here, of thirty years. Mr. Farlow has in recent years been receiving good dividends from his industry and persevering earlier efforts. He still owns the grove which he developed when he first came here, at the northwest corner of Nineteenth Street and Euclid Avenue, his home being at 203 North San Dimas Avenue, San Dimas, California.
Mr. Farlow was born in Burnett, Dodge County, Wisconsin, May 22, 1855, son of Alfred and Maria Farlow. His parents were farmers and the son grew up on a farm, acquiring a high school education. The first thirty years of his life he lived at home sharing in the labors of the farm. In November, 1886, he came to California and bought the twenty acres at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Nineteenth Street, Upland. The corner ten acres was set to citrus fruits, and later he replanted the west ten acres, then in grapes and deciduous fruits, to oranges. While continuing the ownership and maintenance of this property he has accumulated other properties and has made his groves pay good dividends for his capable management. When he came here there were few improved places north of the Santa Fe tracks, only ten homes having been built there. Mr. Farlow served five years as road superintendent.
December 6, 1886, he married Miss Louise Maria Crawford, also a native of Wisconsin. Their daughter, Olive L., was educated in Chaffey College at Ontario, and is now the widow of F. H. Smith, a native of Tennessee. Mrs. Smith has a daughter Frances, born October 15, 1909.
The son of Mr. Farlow is Perry C. Farlow, who was born July 11, 1889. He was educated at Los Angeles, finishing the course of the Los Angeles Polytechnic School. He enlisted for the World war in the mechanical division of the aviation service, and later was transferred to the Motor Transportation Corps for overseas duty. He was made transportation dispatcher, a position requiring strategy and skill, and requiring his presence at the immediate front. The day the armistice was signed he was between the two hostile lines of heavy artillery. After the signing of the armistice he went with the Army of Occupation, directing truck traffic. On being mustered out he returned to California and is now in the oil business at Taft While in the service he married Miss Marie Walker, a young lady of exceptional qualities, well educated and a teacher of music in the public high schools of Taft. While her husband was overseas she continued teaching. The subject of this review is a republican, attends the First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Pomona, and is a member of Southern Fruit Growers Exchange.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011