Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


DAVID WALLACE was born in the town of Monterey the ninteenth day of August, 1858, and was educated in the public schools of that place. In his early youth he evinced a deep interest in all questions pertaining to the nation's welfare, and the subject of political economy has been carefully studied by him. Two years ago he was elected County Recorder, and his merits received a just reward in his re-election last November. Mr. Wallace owns six hundred and forty acres of land in the Corral de Tiera, in this county, where, up to the time of his election to office, he led the independent life of a rancher and stock-raiser. He is a member of Monterey Parlor, No. 75, of the Native Sons of the Golden West, and may justly be considered one of the representative young men of the county. He owns a nice home in Salinas City, and in 1883 was united in marriage to Mrs. Rebecca Watson, who has born him three children.

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