Monday, August 15, 2011

Asa Wilder Daniels

This is my great grandpa, Asa Wilder Daniels, at the family home on Reservoir Hill, just outside of Placerville. In 1873, the President of The United States of America had appointed Asa’s Dad, Surgeon, Jared Waldo Daniels, as Inspector of all the Indian Agencies and Reservations west of the Mississippi.  As a child, Asa had accompanied his Dad on many of these inspections.  Asa had met General Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, and many of this country’s great Indian Chiefs. In 1888, Asa arrived in Placerville, purchased the Selkirk fruit ranch on Reservoir Hill, and settled down with my great grandma, Meda Eliza Camp Daniels. During the 1920s, Asa was The Justice of The Peace in Placerville. When great grandpa passed away in 1937, it was front page news in The Mountain Democrat.

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