Colusa County Biographies - T

Biographies and photos source:

  1. Colusa County: Its History Traced from a State of Nature through the Early Period of Settlement and Development, to the Present Day with a Description of its Resources, Statistical Tables, Etc., Justus H. Rogers

  2. Biographical Sketches of Pioneers and Prominent Residents, Orland, California, 1891.

A digitized version of the book can be found on Google Books.

Please note: many of the names in this index were abbreviated with initials. The full names of those individuals has been added {in braces} when possible.

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Tooley, Dr. L. P. (p. 436)
{Logan Porter Tooley} This gentleman was born in Glasgow, Howard County, Missouri, December 15, 1848. He was brought up on a farm under the care of his grandfather and continued to follow farming till the year 1861. The war between the States had no sooner begun than young Tooley, though only thirteen years of age, enlisted in the Confederate service under General Price and served over three years as private. After the war he went to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and enlisted in the United States, and, having been sent to the frontier, was doing duty in fighting Indians, where he remained two years.

He began the study of medicine in 1866, and in March, 1869, graduated from the St. Louis Medical College.

In 1872 Dr. Tooley came to Colusa County and practiced his profession with success at the county seat for a period of seven years. In 1879 he came to Willows, where he now resides and formed a partnership in the practice of medicine with Dr. W. C. Baylor, of that place, which partnership still exists. He was elected Coroner in 1874, and continued to hold that office for eight years. He is now a member of the Board of Health at Willows.

Dr. Tooley was married to Miss M. Herndon, a Missouri lady, by whom he has three children.
Troxel, W. T. (p. 461)
{William Tremble Troxel} This thrifty farmer and pioneer of the State, who resides nearly five miles southeast of Elk Creek, was born in Illinois in the year 1834. He received a common education and spent the early years of his life on a farm. He reached California in 1854 and was engaged in teaming for some time in Placer County. In 1870 he arrived in Colusa County and was occupied in farming near Willows till 1886, when he removed to his present farm, of two hundred and five acres, which he cultivates with industry and success.

Mr. Troxel was married in 1867 to Miss Eliza Johnson, of Solano County, and has a family of seven children.