MRS. RECA DALBY.—A native of Ohio, Mrs. Reca Dalby, was in maidenhood Reca Fink, was born near Marion, September 19, 1849. Her father, Jacob Fink, was born in Germany and came with his parents to Ohio when a young man. There he farmed until 1859, when he removed to Batavia, Wis. In 1873 he located near Crows Landing, residing on his farm there until his death. His wife was Rozalia Harsh, who was also born in Ohio and died in California. They had seven children, all of whom are living, Reca of whom we write; Mrs. Caroline Warren of Cottonwood, Merced County; Wm., a farmer at Crows Landing; Jacob resides at Pasadena ; Charles of Lodi; George of Crows Landing, and Julius of Oakland.
He owned a farm adjoining Mrs. Kniebes' and as soon as the canal was complete, forty-two years ago in February, 1879, they improved their 320 acres to alfalfa and engaged in dairying. In 1910 they sold and removed to Newman, where Mrs. Dalby still resides, her husband having passed away on August 19, 1919, aged seventy-seven years and six months. He was a prominent Mason.
By her first marriage she had three children: Albert resides near Gustine; Mrs. Caroline Boggs lives at Newman; Walter also lives in Newman. By her marriage to Mr. Dalby she had one child, Savillion C. Dalby, a prominent rancher and dairyman at Newman. Mrs. Dalby is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
Source: History of Stanislaus County California with Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified with Its Growth and Development From the Early Days to the Present by George H. Tinkham, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles California 1921.
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