California Genealogy and History Archives
popular insurance man, auctioneer, editor and publisher, who is known
throughout Northern California, a native of Young America, Washington
county. Wis., and was born March 18, 1861. In
1869, when he was about eight years old, his parents located in
Sonoma county, Cal., and later they moved to St. Helena, Napa county.
For five years Mr. Mackinder was editor and publisher of the St. Helena Star, selling the paper to engage in the real-estate
business, in which he prospered until November 1, 1909, when he left St.
Helena and came to Sacramento where he has been interested in the same
line up to the present time and has turned some notable deals.
For some years Mr. Mackinder has given attention to general auctioneering, selling merchandise, personal property and real estate, and is one of the most successful in his line in Northern California. His office is with the Fred J. Johns Co., No. 1023 Ninth Street. As a citizen he is public spirited to an unusual degree, having at heart the advancement of his city and county and assisting to the extent of his ability every movement which in his opinion promises to benefit the general public.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011