James F. WhartonRepublican
Born: August 3, 1844 in Clermont County, Ohio
Married: Mary L. Hatfield (m. 1873, d. 1876), Fannie E. Turner (m. 1878, d.1889)
Died: March 17, 1889 in Fresno, CA
1886: Candidate for District Attorney of Fresno County
- It was his neighbor U. S. Grant became a friend and was the one that encouraged young Wharton to pursue the profession of law.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)