Bio- Pen Pictures
Warren Cottle, one of the enterprising citizens of San Jose Township, is a native of Lincoln County, Missouri, born June 5, 1838, and a son of Edward Cottle, one of the old settlers elsewhere mentioned in this volume. He was but sixteen when the family crossed the plains to California. February 17, 1862, he went with his brother William to Portland, Oregon, and thence up the Willamette River to Polk County. Thomas Cottle was already there, and the three brothers bought cattle in partnership and took them up east of the Cascade Mountains, on the line of Oregon and Idaho. There he remained four years, engaged in farming and mining. He took up land in the Grand Round Valley, put up a butcher shop, kept livery stable, and farmed for some time. Closing out his interests there he returned to San Jose. Soon afterward, however, he went to Alameda County, near Hayward’s, where he and his brothers had a ranch, and conducted it for a time. From there he returned to Santa Clara County, and engaged in farming, where he now resides.
The ranch of Mr. Cottle adjoins the Monterey and Snell roads, and is nearly five miles from San Jose. He is engaged in general farming and cuts about 175 acres for hay and grain, the latter crop being principally barley, which he prefers for his land, and which here averages over fifteen centals to the acre. The lowland especially always produces a good crop. He has a small orchard of old trees, principally apples and pears, the latter being strong bearers. His beautiful residence was erected in 1878 at a cost of about $3,000. He has another tract of ninety acres, three miles farther from San Jose, which is particularly adapted to fruit culture, the soil being sandy, rich, and productive. Mr. Cottle is an active man and takes a considerable interest in public affairs. In politics he is a Republican.
He was married in
San Francisco to Miss Catherine Brophy, a native of California, and daughter of
John Brophy. Her father is deceased, but her mother is yet living and resides
at Pleasanton, Alameda County. Mr. and Mrs. Cottle have four children, viz.:
Celia, Albert, Theodore, and Leo.
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.
Transcribed by Kathy Sedler
Proofread by Betty Vickroy