and Maud were married in 1908. He was a jack of all trades. In his early
years he mined silica quartz from his own claim at La Cresta and was the
contractor for mining ore and rock. He hauled with horses and wagons and
later with trucks. He was a road grader, building the first road into
Cardiff. Years later, his son, Albert, working for the San Diego Road
Department, oiled the first road in Cardiff. 'Wellie,' as he was known,
also did farming on the side; had cattle; was a mechanic and a
Lakeside School unified in 1922 and the school at Lakeview, which was
built in 1892, was no longer used, Wellie moved from Dehesa and bought
the building and surrounding acreage. He did extensive remodeling to
turn it into a home. He built the fireplace in the living room and the
fountain in front from the silica quartz at La Cresta.
children were born to this union, ten of them were still living in 1986.