”DAVENPORT BROMFIELD, Esq., of Redwood City, California, has been a resident of this State since 1883. He is a native of Australia, born in 1862, son of James A. Bromfield, a chemist.
Mr. Bromfield served a four years’ apprenticeship as a Civil Engineer, and thoroughly prepared himself for the profession he had chosen. He served two years as Deputy County Surveyor of San Francisco under George Rogers; was subsequently employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, as Civil Engineer, and in 1890 was elected County Surveyor of San Mateo county. The latter position he is at present occupying. In 1879, previous to his coming to California, he was united in marriage with Mary Ware, by whom he has two sons and two daughters.”
Source: A Memorial and Biographical History of the Coast Counties of Central California, by Henry D. Barrows and Luther A. Ingersoll, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1893, page 252