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Winfield Scott Bloyd
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1858
McDonough County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1933
Orange County
California, USA

From "The History of Tulare and Kings Counties California" by Eugene L Menefee and Fred A Dodge, published by Historic Record Company La, CA 1913


In Colchester, McDonough county, Ill., Winfield Scott Bloyd, now a prominent business man of Hanford, Kings county, Cal., was born November 18, 1858, son of W. Washington Bloyd.

In 1861 his parents brought him across the plains to California and settled in Tehama county, removing from there to the San Joaquin valley, and in 1871 located in Kings county. Here they made their home until after the Mussel Slough fight, when they turned their faces toward the Northwest and for a year and a half resided in Oregon. Then they returned to California and bought a ranch at Summit Lake, in Fresno county where they operated two years and sold out, in 1892 coming to Grangeille, Kings county, where they began raising fruit.

In 1905 Mr. Bloyd came from the ranch to Hanford, and he has since made his home in that city. For three years he bought and sold hay and he and his brother, Levi are now contractors of cement work, doing an increasing volume of business, which requires the investment of considerable capital and the employment from time to time of a number of skilled workmen. In different parts of the city are to be seen evidences of their handicraft and enterprise.

Mr. Bloyd affiliates with the Fraternal Aid and the Woodmen of the World. As a citizen he is public-spirited and helpful to all the interests of the community and in political principle is republican. In 1881 he married Miss Louisa Samuels, a native of California, who died in 1900. In 1902 he married Mrs. E. Eddy. He has two daughters, Mrs. John Bassett and Miss Ruby Bloyd.

Family links: 
  William Washington Bloyd (1835 - 1909)
  Elizabeth Jane Cowan Bloyd (1835 - 1920)
  Emily E. Ross Bloyd (1858 - 1934)
  Louise J. Samuels Bloyd (1862 - 1900)*
  Ena Belle Bloyd Bassett (1881 - 1914)*
  Ruby E. Bloyd Reinhard (1887 - 1935)*
  Winfield Scott Bloyd (1858 - 1933)
  William Wilford Bloyd (1860 - 1947)*
  Charles Bloyd (1868 - 1939)*
  Elizabeth Jane Bloyd (1877 - 1878)*
*Calculated relationship
Grangeville Cemetery
Kings County
California, USA
Plot: Section: Old, Lot: 178, Space: 5, Record #: 6904.
Created by: Donald Paden
Record added: Aug 22, 2009
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Winfield Scott Bloyd
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Winfield Scott Bloyd
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