Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


To be a tiller of the soil in the Salinas valley is to be assured of a good living, at least, and probably no one realizes this truth better than Theodore Cosseboom, who has followed that occupation from his earliest manhood. His father, Henry Cosseboom, came from Nova Scotia as a young man and married Miss Mary Bardin, a member of one of California's illustrious families. Theodore is the oldest of four children; John is in Los Angeles; Belle is the wife of Samuel Clark, of San Francisco, and Blanche is the wife of J. F. Hiserman, of Salinas. In the early '70s Henry Cosseboom purchased two hundred and fifty acres of land near Blanco and there passed the remainder of his life as one of the progressive, prosperous and worthy citizens. His widow now lives in Salinas.

After acquiring a high school education, Theodore Cosseboom turned his attention to farming, in which he has been measurably successful. He owns a dairy "farm" of fifty acres at Riverside, California, where from fifteen to twenty cows are milked, and also some vegetables are raised. The ranch upon which he lives, near Blanco, consists of one hundred and sixty acres, most of which is used for raising sugar beets and beans. He was born in 1882 and in 1925, at the age of forty-three years, he has by his energy and good management become well-to-do.

In 1909 Mr. Cosseboom and Miss Alice Raine, of Salinas, were united in marriage. Four children have been born to them, namely: Jean, Roy, Ralph and Elmer. While Mr. Cosseboom takes a commendable interest in all questions pertaining to public affairs, he has not been an aspirant for public office. The only fraternal society to claim him as a member is the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.