ALPINE HOUSE, LOS GATOS
Edward Macabee, son of Andrew and Angeline Macabee, was born in Montreal, Canada, August 15, 1832. His parents were both natives of Canada, and died there. The Macabee family is an old one in Canada. Edward was seven years old when his father died, and he made his home with his brother and sister. When sixteen years old he went to Malone, Franklin County, New York, where he lived until 1864, following farming. He was married February 4, 1855, to Matilda Francis, a native of Canada. In 1864 he came to California with his family, and located in San Jose. In 1867 he returned to New York, but came back to San Jose after being there ten months, and again engaged in farming, which business he followed until 1883, when he came to Los Gatos and bought the hotel then known as the Coleman House, but now the Alpine House, and took possession of it November 15 of that year, and has run the hotel ever since. It was built in 1881 by James Coleman, is two stories high, and contains twenty-four rooms. It is situated on a five-acre tract of land in East Los Gatos, on the San Jose and Los Gatos road. They have eight children, viz.: Zephire, Carrie (wife of L. Pinard, of San Jose), Mary, Flora, Delia, Edward, Andrew, and Ernest V.
Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
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