George Walton Burbank

George Walton Burbank

Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 15 Mar 1901 (aged 71)
Tomales, Marin County, California, USA
Burial Tomales, Marin County, California, USA
Memorial ID 44901491 · View Source
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George Walton Burbank

"Massachusetts born George W. Burbank (1829-1901) arrived in San Francisco in 1854. After a short time in the gold mines, he settled on the Tomales ranch still operated by the Burbank family today.

David and Pauline Burbank came a few years later. Younger brother, horticulturist brother Luther Burbank, spent time in Tomales before moving to Santa Rosa.

A popular and successful dairyman, George Burbank founded the Fallon Creamery and served as Marin County Supervisor and state Assemblyman.

After the death of his first wife, George married Margaret McCullough (1860-1916). After her husband's death Margaret Burbank managed the ranch. An early 1900's publication states; "... Mrs. Burbank believes that dairying in California is one of the most satisfactory occupations for the woman who likes out-of-door life...""

Source Tomales Regional History Center

G.W. Burbank, age 30, is enumerated in the 1860 Tomales Township federal census. Also listed, D.P. Burbank, age 21 and the Damon family, all from Massachusetts.

Published Sacramento Daily Union
December 8, 1875
Burbank, George Walton. Represents Marin in the Assembly; age, 46; residence, Tomales; nativity Massachusetts; married; Republican; farmer and dairyman; a Christian in religion; arrived in California May 19, 1854 from Massachusetts.

George W. Burbank was thrown from his buggy while returning home from the funeral of Mrs. Griffin. The horse, which was a spirited one, got beyond his control, going down hill just after crossing the railroad track, going to his ranch. Mr. Burbank was thrown out, and the horse ran away and demolished the buggy. Mr. Burbank will be confined for a day or so in bed, but otherwise escaped with a severe shaking up.

Published Sausalito News
April 29, 1899

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