John A. Wall.—While the subject of this notice has not the distinction of being a pioneer of the Golden State, he has the next best honor, that of being a native. He was born in Alameda county, October 7, 1860, his parents having emigrated here during the early days of the settlement of the Pacific coast; the father was a farmer by occupation, and he also gave considerable attention to the raising of live-stock.
Young wall attended the common schools of Oakland during his boyhood, and when he was older he went to the State of Michigan and entered the Battle Creek College, where he completed his literary studies.
On his return to California he entered the law office of Nye & Richardson, of Oakland, with whom he remained about one year, and then went into the office of Charles and Ben Darwin in San Francisco, where he finished his studies in one year and a half, and was admitted to the bar in 1885,---since which time he has been engaged in the practice of his profession and has offices at 325 Montgomery street, San Francisco.
In 1885 he married Miss Alice M. M. Winter of Cloverdale, California.
Transcribed by Donna L. Becker.
Source: "The Bay of San Francisco," Vol. 2, page 79, Lewis Publishing Co, 1892.
© 2005 Donna L. Becker.