|Birth: ||Feb. 29, 1880|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1966|
Oscar was born in Cross Creek area of Tulare Co., Ca., now Kings County. He was the son of John H. Deardorff, born in 1852, Amador Co., Ca., and came to Kings Co. in 1873. Oscar married Irene Margaret Dodge, Sept. 9, 1903. He was a member of I.O.O.F. lodge.
History of Tulare and Kings Counties, California with Biographical
Sketches - Los Angeles, Calif., Historic Record Company, 1913, ppgs - 515, 516
That well-known farmer, Oscar Samuel Deardorff, whose success near Hanford, Kings county, Cal., is being commented on in farming circles in all the country round about, is not only a native of California, but the son of a native of California, a fact which gives him a double claim to notice in a work of this character. He was born February 29, 1880, not far from his present home, a son of John H. Deardorff, who was born in Amador county, Cal., in 1852, came to Kings county in 1873 and devoted himself to agricultural pursuits, winning much success, until he retired from active business.
In the Cross Creek school, Oscar S. Deardorff was a student until he was seventeen years old. Thereafter he assisted his father until he attained his majority, and then he went into business for himself as a farmer and hog raiser. His success has been more than noteworthy and he is now the owner of a ranch of one hundred and twenty acres, highly improved, which is equipped with good
buildings of all kinds essential to its operation and with machinery and appliances of the most modern construction. Mr. Deardorff's knowledge of farming is both accurate and diversified and he is probably as good a judge
of all that affects the production of good crops as any rancher in his neighborhood.
September 9, 1903, Mr. Deardorff married Irene M. Dodge, a native of Kings county, born August 11, 1881. Socially he affiliates with the Fraternal Brotherhood and with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Beyond doing his full duty as a citizen, at the polls and elsewhere, he is not particularly active in politics, but his understanding of public questions is definite and his knowledge of all affairs of state is exact and comprehensive. He has in many ways demonstrated that he possesses public spirit adequate to all reasonable demands upon it.
Irene Margaret Dodge Deardorff (1881 - 1917)*
Plot: Sec: Old Lot: 492
Created by: JC
Record added: Sep 10, 2009
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