a citizen of the Willow
District, owns a thrifty orchard of six acres, which is located on the
Meridian road, between Willow Street and Hamilton Avenue. This
orchard is one of the best cared for, for its size, in ASan Jose
Township. Mr. Beauchamp commenced tree- planting on the twentieth
of January, 1880, and all the trees, except less than a hundred, have
been set out by him during his occupancy. The orcahard produces a
diversity of fruit, of which cherries and prunes form the larges
part. Apricots, peaches, and pears are not found, also a few
experimental trees of Japanese varieteis. Mr. Beauchamp is also
experimenting in tea-culture.
Mr. Beauchamp dates his birth in England, March 6, 1833. He
acquired a taste for hoticulture in his youth, and has made it the
principal work of his lifetime, never being satisfied with any other
occupation. He came to the United States in November, 1854,
landing at New York city. In March of the following year he came
west to Illinois , and lived for two season in Lee County, that
State. Thence he removed to Mower County, Minnesota where he took
claim in High Forest Township. He occupied this claim but a short
time, and in Marach, 1857, bought land in Bostwick Valley, La Crosse
County, Wisconsin, where he made his home until he crossed the
continent to California, the State of all States, in which to follow
his favorite work- horticultre. He has made Santa Clara County
his home since January, 1880.
Mr. Beauchamp married Mrs. Ester Yarrington in January, 1887.
Politically Mr. Beauchamp is identified with teh Republican
party. He feels great pride in his productive orchard, and
with good reason, for it gives evidence of the painstaking care which
it is his delight to bestow upon it.