Robert Orton

Portrait of Robert Orton, the 10th sheriff of Santa Cruz County. He was first elected sheriff in 1871, and held the office for eight years. Before being elected, he was a miller in the Watsonville/Corralitos area. After his tenure as sheriff, he bought a grist mill in San Luis Obispo and moved his family there. His obituary appears in the Santa Cruz Morning Sentinel on May 23, 1901, p. 3 col. 3.

Source of information: Notes on back of photo

Sentinel 5/13/1872 p.2 c.1, 4/8/1882 p.3 c.3, 5/23/1901 p.3 c.3

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Date: Undated
Rights: This photograph/postcard is the property of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, California.

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Identifier: LH-0322


“Robert Orton.” SCPL Local History. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.