Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Charles Walter Bardin, a ranchman near Blanco, was born where he now lives, April 22, 1891, and is a son of Charles and Rachel (Ryder) Bardin. A sketch of his father appears on another page of this volume. For nearly threescore and ten years the name Bardin has been a prominent one in Monterey county, James Bardin, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, having come from South Carolina to the Salinas valley in 1856, and exercised great influence upon the general welfare.

Charles Walter Bardin received a high school education and has been a ranchman throughout his business career. Upon his marriage to Miss Virginia Vierra of Moss Landing, his father gave him the one hundred and fifty acres on which he now lives, including the old homestead. This is excellent land, all irrigated and subject to cultivation. On June 14, 1917, there was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bardin, a son, Charles Walter, Jr. In addition to his activities upon his ranch, Mr. Bardin is associated with his father in the cattle business, and he is regarded as one of the reliable and successful citizens of Monterey county.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.