Charles Casedy, who is very capably filling the office of brand inspector for Siskiyou County, is one of the locality’s well known and greatly respected citizens. He was born in Siskiyou County, September 10, 1857, and is a son of Daniel and Mary (Haight) Casedy. His father was born at McConnelsville, Ohio, and in 1853 came across the plains, driving an ox team to Oregon. In that state he ran a pack train for several years, and then came to California and engaged in the stock business, though his trade was that of a tinsmith. To him and his wife were born eight children, as follows: George, who was a mail clerk and died in Portland, Oregon; Charles; Harry, who is a physician in Chicago, Illinois; Frank, who died in boyhood; Addie, who is the widow of a Mr. Kinross, who was a musician; Fulton, who died in Little Shasta, California; Mrs. Mabel Henderson, whose husband is a native of New York, and is a musician; and Minnie, who died at the age of three and a half years.
Charles Casedy received his education in the public schools at Little Shasta valley, and then engaged in ranching. Later he managed the Huesman ranch of some five thousand acres for five years. He was the manager of the county hospital for two years, after which he rested for two years. He again became the manager of the Huesman ranch, which position he held for four years, after which for two years he was manager of a stock ranch, on which there were thirteen hundred cattle. He then went to Portland, Oregon, where he was with a meat company for two years, and also was identified with the Portland stock shows for two years. He next became connected with the Louie Brothers, shipping for the Union Meat Company, but soon afterward began shipping cattle for himself, conducting that business for eight years. He then took over a hotel in Gazelle, which he managed for three years, after which he went onto the Leland Stanford Foulke ranch as a renter and for five years devoted his efforts to raising hay and grain and to feeding cattle. He then returned to the hotel at Gazelle, of which he was manager for two years, relinquishing that position to accept the appointment of brand inspector for all towns of Siskiyou County. He is well qualified for this position and is discharging his duties in a very satisfactory manner.
In 1913 Mr. Casedy was united in marriage to Miss Anna Woodrum, who died February 14, 1930, at Redding, California, and is buried there. In his political views Mr. Casedy is a Republican, though he supported Al Smith in 1928. In his younger days he was an expert hunter, being a fine shot, and has hunted over most sections of this part of the state. He is well known and is exceedingly popular and well liked by all who know him.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: Wooldridge, J. W. Major, History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Pages 266-267. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.