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Walton Felch

 (1816 - 1892)
Walton Cheever Felch was active/lived in California, Massachusetts.  Walton Felch is known for Painting.

Biography   Walton Felch


Born in Midway, MA on May 24, 1816. Felch was educated in Boston, learned the printers' trade, and worked there as a journeyman. He made the overland trek to California with the Gold Rush in 1849. After panning on the American River, he settled in Sacramento and opened a sign business. By 1867 he was assistant U.S. assessor. He died in Sacramento on Jan. 24, 1892. Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1961-63. In: State Museum Resource Center (Sacramento).

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Sacramento Union, 1-25-1892 (obituary).

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