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JOHN MARION HARLOW

The once prominent rancher and business man whose long familiar name is given above was born in Illinois, January 24, 1849, and died on his California farm in June, 1899, aged about fifty years. His father long held the office of public administrator of Sacramento county, but he and his wife have been dead many years and their names have passed into local history to be listed with those of pioneers. Mr. Harlow was fifteen years old when he was brought with the remainder of father's family from their old Eastern home to California. His education, which was begun in public schools in the Prairie state, was finished here and he associated himself with his father in the latter's ranching operations and remained with him until he was twenty-four years old. Then he married Miss Susie M. Bagnall, a native of England, who survives him. Three years after her husband's death she moved to Sacramento, where she has a home at No. 2301 P street. Immediately after his marriage he bought a ranch at Perkins, which he conducted successfully as long as he lived.

When she was three months old Mrs. Harlow was brought from her native England to the United States by her father, Cornelius Bagnall. By means of ox-teams they crossed the plains to Salt Lake City in 1853 and in 1860 they came to California and settled in Sacramento. Both parents passed away in this state. Mrs. Harlow became the mother of seven children, of whom sis are living, as follows : Mrs. Eva Maguire, of San Francisco; Mrs. Ida Casselman, of Sacramento ; George M., of Perkins ; John, of Sacramento ; Herbert, of Live Oak, and William, of Idaho. 


Source:
History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011