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He worked at the trade of printer in the "Southern Californian" office two years and in 1857 went into saddlery business. In 1867, he married Maria E. Boyle, daughter of Andrew A. Boyle. He succeeded Mr. Boyle in the ownership of Boyle Heights, which consisted of 80 acres. It was laid out as a town in 1880 having 50 or 60 families, and a horse car line connected it with Los Angeles. He developed a water system in Boyle Heights, laid out a park of 15 acres planted to citrus fruits. He served as Mayor of Los Angeles from 1886-1888 and for many years, its Treasurer. William H. Workman, born in New Franklin, Mo. He was 14 when his parents brought him to Los Angeles.
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Workman, William Henry,--1839-1918 Mayors--California--Los Angeles Portrait photographs Ingersoll, Luther A