Biographical Sketch of W. Head, M. D.

W. Head, M. D. of Garden Grove, was born in West Tennessee, in 1840. His parents, Dr. Horace and Mary (Brown) Head, were natives respectively of Virginia and Tennessee. He received his literary education at Obion, Tennessee, and his medical education at Nashville, and in 1866 began the practice of his profession, in company with his father. After sustaining this relation for ten years, he came to California and bought land near Garden Grove, where he has since given most of his attention to
stock-raising and farming. In political matters the Doctor is a zealous and able advocate of Democracy. He was in the Confederate army four years, serving for a time as a Captain in the Ninth Tennessee Regiment.
Near Greensboro, North Carolina, he received two wounds, and in 1865 surrendered to Sherman. In 1882-’84 Dr. Head represented Los Angeles County in the Legislature, and was a faithful worker for the late county division. Socially he is a Master Mason.
He was married in August, 1869, to Miss Maria Caldwell, a native of Tennessee and daughter of Waller Caldwell, a wealthy planter. They have an interesting family of seven children, namely: Horace, now a student of the State University; Percie, Flora, Maggie, Bessie, Clare and Mary.


Surnames:
Head,

Topics:
Biography,

Locations:
Orange County CA,

Collection:
The Lewis Publishing Company. An Illustrated History of Southern California embracing the counties of San Diego San Bernardino Los Angeles and Orange and the peninsula of lower California. The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois. 1890.

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