Isaac. N. Parlier was born in Illinois, in Oct 1842. He was reared and
educated in that state and spent his young manhood in farming occupations.
During the war he enlisted in the regular troops, not, however,until
the last year of the conflict; and he was mustered out after a service of
In the year 1874 Mr. Parlier came to California and settled in
Stansilaus County, where he was engaged in ranching for three years. He
then, in 1877, removed to Fresno County, where he now find him engaged
in Farming, raisin culture and stock raising. His ranch consists of 400
acres, and is located seven miles northeast of the town of Selma. Eighty acres
of this fine property are in a raisin vineyard, which promises much to it's
owner. Mr. Parlier also owns 320 acres of unimproved land in Kern County.
He was married in October, 1863, to Miss LAIRD, a native of
Illinois. They ahve had nine children, all of whom are now living.
Mr. Parlier belongs to that small band of pioneers in this section
who located their homes originally in an absolutely barren and desolate
region. At that time one could ride tweny miles without being able to find a
switch to use on his horse. This seems well nigh incrediable as one views the
spendid farming lands and rich foliage of this locality at the present
Title: A Memorial and biographical history of the counties of Fresno,
Tulare and Kern, California : containing a history of this important
section of the Pacific coast from the earliest period of its occupancy
to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospective future,
with profuse illustrations of its beautiful scenery, full-page portraits of
some of its most eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its
pioneers, and also of prominent citizens to-day.
City of Publication: Chicago
Publisher: Lewis Pub. Co.
Page Count: 863
Date of publication from p. 86.
Reel/Fiche Number: Genealogy and local history ; LH11175
Submitted by: Lonnie Fink