I received a comment from Robert McFadden’s great great-grandson, Mark Ladd, on a recent post (“Newport Beach’s history in late 1800s“) and wanted to share!
Thought you might like to know that James and Robert McFadden weren’t from San Francisco. They were both born in Delhi, Delaware County, New York. James initially came to Santa Ana in 1868. Then briefly lived Salinas, later moving to Clarinda, Iowa, before returning to Santa Ana around 1874.
Robert lived in Sacramento for a short time, moving to Santa Ana in 1870.
Mark Ladd – Great Great grandson of Robert McFadden”