The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on November 17, 1957 · 232
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Sunday, November 17, 1957
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Mrs. R. H. -Lewis, 1701 S Baker St., was a home-com founders SANTA ANA Claralynn zLewis, daughter of 'Mr. and ing princess at Colorado Col lege ...... "Jlomt'COTriing Pfincesi Day to Be -Celebrated FULLERTON The East- J(if rfgr jr jsW gmr r jar .iiii -a w .- jm mr jmr ju? jmr AH? jm? jW sm? Jbf v. i.A Is ii SI 1 X . r N f. P V M . VV i iiwi n i yiii MUSLIN 3 80 SQUARE AND THEIR 22 Port X-R-SUN., NOV. 1 7,1957 Eogflngrlfg imf 0 'Lady of the Ranchos' Helped Develop Area Mrs. Lewis Moulton Retired Now on Ranch Where She Came as Bride in 1903 39" & 40" Width - First quality, heavy weight muslin. Lengths up to 15 yards. Regular 29c (or qJ; yd. h 219 E. 4th a . - ... ......... uptn rriaay ana Monday Night Unti CORNER SPURGEON SANTA ANA 9l 1 I 3 This ia the first of three illustrated articles on "Ladies of Orange County Ranchos" written especially for the Orange County Section by Mildred Yorba MacArthur of Yorba Linda. The writer, a recognized authority on Orange County historical lore, is well qualified to report. on the careers of three women who have or still are managing large ranches. Next week: The story of the second "Lady of the Ranchos" Mrs. Margarita M. O'Neill. BY MILDRED YORBA MAC ARTHUR Mrs. Lewis Moulton now lives in a home on a South Laguna hillside overlooking the sea at Three Arch Bay. The property is still a part of the 14,000-acre Moulton Ranch, where she came to live as a bride in 1908. It runs from Highway 101 at El Toro down through the rolling hills to the Pacific Here, day and night quail, deer and rabbits come to par take of her hospitality. They wander fearlessly about her carden. nibbling on the choicest greenery in sight, This ranch was originally "R a n c h o Niguel," from the Indian word "Niguil." It was granted to Juan Avila In 1842 by Mexican Gov. Al-varado. Avila was a Judge of the Plains and later a Justice at San Juan Capistrano. Taught School Nellie Gail Moulton was born in Kansas but spent most of her girlhood in Ne braska where she attended school in Lincoln and Omaha and where she received her teacher's certificate. She also ttended Citrus High School for two years when she came to-visit her sister in Glen dora. 'The school was situated between Covina, Glendora, md Azuza, and consisted of two rooms, she recalled '.'Two other young ladies and I drove to and from school in surrey with a fringe on top. Mrs. Moulton s teaching was tlone in the state ot Washington at Lake Chelan and Port Orchard. Later she was given the principafship of a school at Lake Washing ton which was subsequently Incorporated into the city of 'TEACHER Mr Moulton HWS,N?Uie leather: in , Washington, when thi. photo was made about '98", ... Uii Seattle. Her other . greatln-terest- was music,! hut she says that nothing ever came pfthatrr. ?1 i J FAMILY AFFAIR Mrs. Lewis Moulton talks over ranch operation with daughter sr Mrs. Glenn Mathis, lejt, and Mrs. Henry w meman, who runs cattle business. Tlirws photo e re having a Birthday... Furs Exclusively Xxpett Jurriet-A We thank our many friends and customers for the 29 years of success by giving you the finest quality, latest style, for the lowest price possible! Capes 4 Stoles Natural Mink, from $1 98.00 Fox, natural or dyed, from.: J38.0Q Dyed Russian Squirrel Back, from $98.00 Dyed Muskrat, from Vit.OQ Dyed Japanese Mink, from .".$159.00 Scarves Natural Mink, from $25.00 per skin '. Dyed Sable, from $33.00 per skin Buj nnw jot Christmas, tni Sat el Ctrvlian Inn. Eba Natural Hut Mutatis Mink.- 'Trade Mjrti Mutatiti Mink Irtadtrt Aisiciatii. C- A s o Clfanins lie Cold Sionje fkatA. JtlfCC IT ltf!l irtUCKCEI n u n n UMUMM i l cr a i Repamns Krlini 1 J 1 onn n to m tVmlNCI IT AffOINTWtWT atd So j tf. , Married in 1908 her summer trips to Southern California to visit her family she met Lewis Moulton. She recalls her first view of the ranch when she drove in a horse and buggy in 1894 from El Camino Real at El Toro, through Laguna Canyon and then to the sea. , After the greenery of Se-! attle she said: "You couldn't give me this placeIt is too hot and dusty and dry." The next time she heard about Moulton was when she received a letter from her father saying that Moulton was making a trip to Boston and that he had written ask ing her father's permission to call on her in Seattle on his way home. That was the beginning. They were married in No vember, 1908. Their honey-l moon was spent in Honolulu land when they returned the ranch house was ready for their occupancy. j I It was built on a knoll i j about 500 yards from the 'main highway with a clearl view in all directions. Writh! the passing of years the trees have somewhat obstructed! the view but they Shave! added great beauty. j Today it still looks like a small village, surrounded byj many big white orderly: barns, -tack rooms, cook house, bunk houses, tool sheds, repair shops, garages and ranch offices. S All ranchers and cattlemen dream of such a place. Eleven thousand acres are used for cattle grazing and about 3000 acres are under cultivation to barley and Sudan grass. The latter is used for summer feed for the herds. Worked for Irvine i 1 The late Lewis Moulton's start in California is typical of many young men who came west via the Isthmus of Panama, then to San Francisco and finally to Southern California. Although his father was an attorney in Chicago w ho New Year's Evt Is Fun In MEXICO A Jewel Studded Taur with a New lev's Evt Party and Holiday Festivities! Die. 27th U Jan. 8th $208.36 plus air fare. Deluxe Hotels Mexico City, Xochim- ilco, Bull fights, Cuernavaca, laxco, Vista Hermosa and Ac- apulco. Personally escorted. Far tkit fit trial Taw tall ( JULIA kKH HYDE Iff TRAVEL SERVICE served as Master in Chanc ery and was also associated with the Chicago Tribune, such pursuits did not inter est young Moulton. He had letters of introduction to James Irvine, who was then one of . t h e . West's largest sheep owners. in banta Ana he snared a hotel room with one of the softs of that pioneer English family. His first job was at the Irvine ranch and it paid $35 a month. He stayed exactly three months, at which time he and Irvine's manager, C. E. French, went into business for themselves, raising sheep. ine enterprise was suc cessful and at the end of the first ' year Moulton bought; out French s interest. In the 1890s he purchased 14,000 acres which he later in creased to 21,000 acres. Sub sequently' '5ie took Jean Pierra-Paguierre into part nerships It, wasn't until 1950: -hat . this . -association was j Fnze-Winning Rider ."It .was on this ranch that the two Moulton girls were born. Louise, now Mrs. Hen ry. Wineman.of Santa Maria, is in charge of the cattle1 business on the ranch. This i3 no small under taking but Louise is well qualified because since childhood her primary interest has been in cattle raising and n animals of every kind. Even her dogs she trained to pull small carts and to obey her commands. Later came ponies and carts in which she delighted in tak ing friends and family on rides over the rolling hills. Mrs. Moulton well remem bers Louise's insistence that she be allowed to farm a small patch of land between the house and the barn where she raised a crop of hay which she harvested with a scythe. When it was dry, she hitched up her pony and mule and carted it off. As an equestrian she has won many prizes, always on horses that she has helped to break. She is an excellent roper and at round-up time she is the equivalent .of a dozen dudes, or several hands that think they are good ropers. The other daughter, Char lotte, now Mrs. Glenn Math-is and her family make their home at El Toro where they occupy the ranch home. Mathis supervises the farming as well as all the other manacrpmpnr This TinnsA. n.......-. hold is made un of devoted U ranchers. , Charlotte and Glenn's home is headquarters, as their busy phone will attest. The ranch is still a family affair, with all of its meet ings, conferences, and de cisions. Their . son Lewis Mathis attended Davis Agricultural College. He is .now at the ranch. , Glenn Mathis1 Jr., 14, Is a freshman at'':Tustin High School, and their "sister Jane is a senior at Pomona Col lege. . , Outings at Laguna . When asked, about ranch life at the turn of the century Mrs. Moulton said: "Our household was ; like most -i 1 . 41.;. I Our cook houses had their j own cooks for the men, andiP vast amounts of food were J purchased. , -.Un In the mam house I had; fine artist and teacher, Anna Hills, while the children played on the beach. It was all very leisurely and very relaxing most of the time." Ostensibly retired from all phases of ranching, Mrs Moulton still maintains some interest in the great land holdings but most of her Turn (o Page 23, Column 3 em Orange County Chapter of Delta Delta Delta Alumnae will celebrate founden day of their organization with a banquet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Pool-side Room of Disneyland Hotel. Th dinner will ba followed by a founders day program with Mrs. Peter Churm, president, leading a c a n d 1 e-lighting ceremony commemorating the founding of the sorority 69 years ago in Boston, Mass. The Eastern County group, organized only a few weeks ago, is . composed of 85 members of the Fuller-ton, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Garden Grove and Brea areas. Committee Named All Tri Delt alumnae may contact Mrs. Jack Lovell, general chairman, for reservations. Members of the general committee are Mmes. L. Glazier, invitations; Donald Lewis, membership; Doyle Flynn, publicity, and Warren MacDonald, program. , en Z The p iadp wm SSI0P 1 p p p u p p p p p p Pre-biventory Furniture r " rza r the usual day help with thel girls, and housekeepers who! remained with us for years, and a seamstress who came once a year and stayed for three weeks. She made new dresses and repaired- the old. . . "My time was taken up with the usual mother's! chores and my trips with Mr. Moulton in his ,1906 Cadillac which now and then threw a chain and left, us stranded. . , "Then there were the out-' infra at T.nunna u-hpr wp: had a house, or where I : - went for the day to take P painting lessons from thatjFJ P P P P life. Dvaoand Travertine Coffee Table i Reg. 52.50 .......... NOW 19.95 4 Occasional Chairs, White Naugahyde Reg. 32.50 ......... .NOW. 19.95 4 Bar Stools, Naugahyde Covered Reg. 16.95. NOW. 10.95 5 Square Stools, Naugahyde Covered P P P P P n p p p p D U P P u p p p p p p n Reg. 16.95; NO J?; 10.95 tl White Marble-Top Table, 36" Diameter Reg. 95.00 '. . . . .NOW 55.00 Ice Cream Chairs ' Reg. 12.95 NOW. 8.95 7M VI! I HlttVli it t i U3 IN tt " 1 - w ill 58 m m m m m w m m p. .c. j. J6.r 'iMrl M w m f n p p p p p p p , p 2 Sq. Travertine Marble Coffee Tables D Rg. 39.50 .NOW. 22.50 79.50 NOW. 42.50 a a 1 Rose Love Seat, Foam Rubber 4 Folding Chairs . 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