Forrest A. Plant, Sr. (1889-1933) was a member of a pioneering Davisville (later Davis), California family. Plant was admitted
to the California Bar in 1913 and then established a private law practice in Davisville. He played a major role in community
development by preparing the Articles of Incorporation for the City of Davis in 1917. As City Clerk and City Attorney, Plant
drew up the first ordinances implementing the new local government, and he continued to serve Davis in these two capacities
until 1932 when he was elected Superior Court Judge of Yolo County. The Forrest A. Plant, Sr. Papers span the years 1907 to
1932, but the bulk dates from 1916 to 1923. The papers mainly relate to Plant's Davis legal practice and his work settling
the estates of eight citizens of Solano, Yolo, and Sacramento counties in the Superior Courts of those California counties.
The majority of the papers are correspondence and legal and financial documents.
Forrest A. Plant, Sr. (1889-1933) was a member of a pioneering Davisville (later Davis), California family. His grandfather
was Louis Jefferson Plant (1835-1898), and his father was Albert June Plant (1859-1911). L.J. Plant came from Alabama to settle
in Davisville and is thought to have worked at the Davisville depot after it was established in 1868. He married Sarah Elizabeth
Lanham (1835-1929). The couple had five children. Their only son was Albert June. A.J. Plant attended school in Sacramento
and business college in San Francisco. In 1886, he returned to Davisville to become a bookkeeper for Liggett and Drummond's
General Store. Circa 1905, he founded the Plant Grain and Warehouse business. He was secretary of both the first Davisville
Chamber of Commerce and the local committee that promoted Davisville as the site for the University State Farm. He served
as a Justice of the Peace in Davisville from 1907 to 1908. A.J. Plant married Mary Ellen Borchers in 1888. They had four children
including their eldest son Forrest Albert.
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