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was born in Penobscot County, Maine, in 1829. His parents, Tobias and Mary A. (Fowler) Lord, were natives of that State.  His early youth was spent on a farm, but at the age of fourteen years he entered the lumber woods, and for years was practically schooled in the hardships and work incident to a lumberman's life. In 1850 he entered into business upon his own account in the lumber districts of his native State. Desirous of a larger field of operations, in 1854 he located in Wisconsin and entered into the lumber business on the St. Croix River, locating himself at River Falls, Pierce County, where he was also engaged in mercantile pursuits. In 1881 he entered into partnership with his son, Hersie F. Lord. In 1882 Mr. Lord sold out his lumber interests, and devoted his attention to the prosecution of his mercantile pursuits until 1887, when he sold out his store and came to California, locating in San Jose. A long life devoted to business, in which he has accumulated a fortune, has entitled Mr. Lord to a life of case, and in seeking San Jose he has availed himself of its delightful climate, while still surrounded by the luxuries and life in a city. At No. 468 South Second Street he owns a fine cottage home, where he resides. He is also the owner of twenty acres of land adjoining the property of his son, Hersie F. Lord, on the Hostetter road, where he has a cottage home. This place, in connection with his son's, is known as the " Minnesota Twins," and in its products, etc., is almost an exact counterpart of that owned by his son, a description of which appears in this work.

        In 1851 Mr. Lord married Miss Caroline Littlefield, the daughter of Samuel and Dolly Littlefield, who resided in Hancock County, Maine. From this marriage four children are living, viz.: Hersie F. (a sketch of whom is in this volume), Tobias, who married Miss May Hamilton, and resides in San Jose; Alice, who married John Moe, residing at Berryessa, Santa Clara County; and Flora D., who married Norval McGregor, residing in San Jose. Mr. Lord is a member of the I. O. O. F. He is a Democrat in politics, and, although never seeking for political honors, was elected a Supervisor of Pierce County, Wisconsin, during his residence there, as also the Chairman of the Town Board of River Falls.

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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