FRANCIS L. CORCORAN
Superintendent-Palo Alto Ranch
Francis L. Corcoran, Superintendent of the farming operations at Palo Alto Ranch, is a native of Wisconsin, born in Washington County, February 2, 1852, his parents being Michael and Ann Corcoran. His father settled in that county in 1845, with the pioneers. In 1865 the parents moved to Fond du Lac County, that State, locating near the city of Fond du Lac, where Francis L. remained until 1878, when he came to California, locating at Stockton. In February, 1883, he came to Menlo Park Ranch, and was soon appointed to his present position. He was married in this county to Miss Mary F. Smith, a native of Santa Clara, and daughter of Joseph Smith, deceased, an old settler. They have one child, Lorene Frances. Mr. Corcoran is a pleasant and agreeable gentleman, of superior intelligence, and well qualified for the management of the important interests placed in his care.
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Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated.
- Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
Transcribed by Kathy Sedler
Proofread by Betty Vickroy