Judge Charles Fayette Lott Sr.


Judge Charles Fayette Lott Sr.

Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Death 4 Sep 1918 (aged 94)
Butte County, California, USA
Burial Oroville, Butte County, California, USA
Memorial ID 67332440 View Source

Charles Fayette Lott came by wagon from Quincy, Illinois in 1849. He was a lawyer and associate of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois. As a gold-rush pioneer, he had scant success at gold mining, but in 1850 he opened a law office to become one of the few lawyers in the area.

He was a participant in the formation of the State of California and Butte County, and started the first Citrus Exchange in California. In 1851 he was elected to the State Senate, then returned to the practice of law in Oroville in 1856. In 1869 he was elected Judge of the Second Judicial District, served for six years, and then retired to resume his law practice until his death in 1918.

He married Susan Hyer of Philadelphia May 15, 1856. That year he built his Victorian revival style home on the city-block sized property that he bought in 1855 for $200.

Charles and Susan Lott had three children, although one died before the age of three. In later years, his daughter Cornelia and her husband Jess Sank lived in the family home. The home and property were later donated to the City of Oroville to become a museum and City Park, known as The Lott Home in Sank Park.
Past Grand Commander of Knight Templar Masons of California
Contributor: Glenn Kiecker (47452661)


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