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            George Warren Handy, son of Elisha and Asenath Handy, was born in Auburn, New York, January 5, 1843.  At the age of thirteen he removed to Iowa and was graduated at the State University of Iowa City in 1862.  The same year he enlisted in Company F, Twenty-second Iowa Infantry, and served till the close of the war.  He served in the siege of Vicksburg and in the Shenandoah Valley with General Sheridan.  In 1863 he was commissioned Second Lieutenant, and in 1864, First Lieutenant, and was mustered out in the fall of the next year.  After the war he entered Harvard Medical College at Boston and graduated in 1868, when he began the practice of medicine in Boston.  In 1870 he went to St. Louis, where he practiced his profession till 1873, and then went to Atlanta, Georgia, where he had charge of a surgical institution.  In 1880 he came to California and located in Oakland.  In 1883 he purchased his present ranch, between Los Gatos and Saratoga.  Dr. Handy was married in 1868, to Augusta Haskell, a native of Garland, Maine.  They have two daughters:  Una, born November 17, 1872, and Nellie, born September 12, 1876.

            Dr. Handy has 450 acres of land, of which 150 are under cultivation.  He has 125 acres in French prunes, containing 18,000 trees, and 25 acres in cherries, pears, and grapes.  The product for 1887 was about 500 tons.  Dr. Handy deals extensively in real estate in this and other counties.

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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Transcribed by Kathy Sedler
Proofread by Betty Vickroy


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