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San Bernardino County and Riverside County


ERNEST WYCOFF SLYGH is a Riverside County man who has achieved success out of many years of active experience in the farming and fruit growing industry. He is proprietor of a fine ranch four miles north of Perris.

Mr. Slygh was born at Elmwood, Illinois, January 1, 1876, son of George D. and Mary (Wycoff) Slygh, the former a native of Norfolk, Virginia, and the latter of Illinois. The father was a farmer. The mother came to California about a year ago, and is now living at Riverside.

Ernest W. Slygh acquired a public school education in Illinois and was twenty years of age when he came to California. For a time he was located at Riverside, associated with Mr. Ogden. Subsequently he started farming on his own account by the purchase of ten acres on Boulevard Road, twelve miles from Riverside. Since then he has increased his holdings to two hundred acres, and is one of the successful grain raisers, and has also developed part of his land to fruit. Mr. Slygh is one of the influential members of the Farm Bureau of Riverside County and is a republican in politics.

July 22, 1896, he married Miss Rose Lamb, daughter of Oswald and Catherine Lamb, of Alhambra, California. Mrs. Slygh was born in Utah and was educated in the public schools of Alhambra and San Bernardino and in the Los Angeles Normal College. Mr. and Mrs. Slygh have one child, Dorothy, now the wife of Orley Bridges, of Riverside County.


History of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties 
By: John Brown, Jr., Editor for San Bernardino County 
And James Boyd, Editor for Riverside County 
With selected biography of actors and witnesses of the period 
of growth and achievement.
Volume III, the Western Historical Association, 1922, 
The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, ILL

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011