Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


S. McCONNELL SHEARER is a man of versatile talents, having devoted most of his life to school-teaching, dabbled in literature, and is now following the more prosaic and probably more profitable pursuit of a real-estate and grain broker.

He is a native of Leesville, Carroll County, Ohio. Was born December 26, 1836. In 1847, after having attended public schools, he was sent to New Hagerstown Academy until about 1855, when he taught his first school in Goshen, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Subsequently taught at Lockport and Taber, Ohio, and Pleasant Lake, Indiana. Came to California September, i860, and taught school in the Springfield District. Subsequently taught at San Juan, Monterey, Gilroy. and Salinas.

He was elected School Superintendent of Monterey County in 1871, and again elected to the same position in 1879. He has also filled the offices of School Trustee and Superintendent of Schools of Salinas. He has been a correspondent of the San Francisco Bulletin for many years, and has contributed to other journals.

Almost continuously since 1873 he has followed the business of a grain broker, and in connection therewith is at present associated with Hon. W. J. Hill, in the real-estate business. They have for sale some very desirable and cheap properties in Monterey County.

Source: Monterey County : its general features, resources, attractions, and inducements to investors and home seekers. Salinas, Calif.: E.S. Harrison, 1889, 89 pgs.