A collection of material related to the
personal and professional life of Lewis Wolfskill, California rancher and
Lewis Wolfskill (1848-1884) was a Southern California rancher and businessman; he was the
son of pioneer landowner, William Wolfskill and Magdalena Lugo. Lewis Wolfskill married
Luisa Dalton, daughter of Henry Dalton, another ranch owner in the Los Angeles area.
Wolfskill held extensive interests in ranching, mining, real estate, and other business
ventures. In 1866 he inherited Rancho Santa Anita but sold it soon after. He conducted the
affairs of Henry Dalton from 1873 to 1875 and managed the Centinela Orchard of Rancho Aguaje
de Centinela from 1873 to 1879 for Robert Burnett.
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