The 2019 Picnic
This year our featured speaker was Deborah Maddock. Deborah is the daughter of the late Ted Maddock, long time Pioneer and our resident artist.
To quote Deborah: “In the winter 1867, 18- year-old Edmund Maddock the 1st, left the comfort of a stable, thriving family trading business in Liverpool, England, jumping aboard a sailing ship and making a 4 month journey across the oceans to San Francisco. From there his adventure through many dangers, trials and successes, finally settled him in the Salinas and Soquel areas.”
At about the same time . . . several other pioneer families were in the midst of their own westward movements. E. R. Fanuef and Addi Wyman from Canada, Joshua Parrish who brought his family from Ohio, and the Pringle family of future Soquel postmaster Lloyd Pringle were all staking their futures on living and thriving in early California.
Deborah’s talk described some of the ways these interesting pioneer families intersected.