Frederick B. Ware (1883 – )

“FREDERICK B. WARE. — One of Imperial County’s most progressive and influential ranchers is Frederick B. Ware, the subject of this review.  Frederick B. is the owner of 227 acres of valuable land in Water Company No. 5, near Brawley.  For years he has been a prominent factor in the development of the Valley, and is rightly esteemed and highly regarded by all who know him.  Mr. Ware came to this county during November, 1907, and was born at Johnsville, Plumas County, California, October 25, 1883, the son of Silas and Fannie (Dolley) Ware.  Mr. Ware’s father came to California in the early days and worked in the gold mines in a period which was known mostly for its romantic abandon.  Later he became on of the state’s pioneer ranchers, settling in Sierra County.  At present the parents of Mr. Ware are residents of Pacific City, Washington.  The lineage of the family traces back many years, members of which came to this country long before the Revolutionary war, settling in Iowa , where Mr. Ware’s  grandfather fought the redskins.

The early education of Mr. Ware was obtained in the public schools of Sierra County, an institution which he left at the age of 17 yeas.  Later Frederick B. followed teaming and farming in the home town until he came to Imperial City for the purpose of helping his brother-in-law, John Blinman, to develop a ranch.  It was while engaged in this pursuit that Mr. Ware bought his present property, which in the beginning was rough desert country.  At the present time Mr. Ware has a finely appointed ranch which is a credit to the Valley.  It has reached a high and remunerative state of productiveness.  Mr. Ware follows general farming and is very successful in the raising of grain and cattle.  He keeps as high as forty-five head of livestock, which includes twelve horses.  He has planted 3000 eucalyptus, constructed a modern residence, and had made numerous improvements, all of which command attention.  Politically Mr. Ware is a Republican, and has been trustee of the Mulberry school since it was organized.  Fraternally he is a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West.

He was married at Sierraville, California, January 1, 1907, to Miss Louise Blinman, daughter of Fred and Maria Blinman, both pioneer ranchers and merchants of California, residing at Sierraville, California.  To this union four children have been born: Alice, born at Sierravilla, California; Olrand, born in Imperial County; Lyle born in Sierraville, and Olga, born in Imperial County, on the home place.

Everything Mr. Ware has gained in this county has been wrought and achieved through his individual efforts.  No outside assistance, financial or otherwise, came forward to start Mr. Ware down life’s pathway, hence the assertion that the result of Mr. Ware’s efforts in the Valley represent in all a personal monument of endeavor.”

Source:  The History of Imperial Co., California, by Finis C. Farr, Published by Elm and Franks, Berkley, CA., 1918 pages 424-6


Frederick B. Ware (1883 – ) — 1 Comment

  1. As a young trucker in the late 1950’s, I drove through the towns of El Centro, Brawley and Indio on the way to Los Angeles. never knowing there had been a WARE rancher in this area. This person is a part of my WARE family tree. Although Frederick’s branch is a bit away from the main trunk, he is however, a bloodline WARE. Thanks for this post.

    C. Wayne Ware
    Cedar Falls, IA

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