Elk Grove Family Histories

In this Section we capture a family member presenting the history of their family in the Greater Elk Grove area, including when they settled here, where and how they came, details about their lives, occupations and their involvement in community activities. 

Fife Family

In 2018, 101-year-old Elk Grove resident Virginia Fife shared her family story with the Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation. Mrs. Fife was recently honored with a Key to the City of Elk Grove, acknowledging her contributions to the community for over 80 years.

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Fife Family - Part 2

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Fife Family - Part 3

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Foskett Family

In 2018, Jim and Barbra Foskett related to Judy Pierson and Louis Silveira of the Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation, the story of their many family connections through many generations in and around the greater area of Elk Grove.

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Foskett Family - Part 2

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Foskett Family - Part 3

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Foskett Family - Part 4

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Foskett Family - Part 5

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Foskett Family - Part 6

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Franklin Area Families by Dennis Buscher

In early 2018, the Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation recorded the presentation of Dennis Buscher to the Elk Grove Historical Society as he related the history and the stories of the families of the Franklin area.

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Franklin Area Families by Dennis Buscher - Part 2

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Franklin Area Families by Dennis Buscher - Part 3

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Franklin Area Families by Dennis Buscher - Part 4

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Franklin Area Families by Dennis Buscher - Part 5

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Franklin Area Families by Dennis Buscher - Part 6

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Franklin Area Families by Dennis Buscher - Part 7

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Franklin Area Families by Dennis Buscher - Part 8

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Franklin Area Families by Dennis Buscher - Part 9

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Gage Family

In May of 2016, the Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation sat down with Richard Gage and his 98-year-old father Chalmers Gage to learn more about the Gage Family and their Elk Grove roots. Joining us in the discussion was Jack Mahon, cousin of Chalmers and Richard.

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Gage Family - Part 2

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Gage Family - Part 3

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Glann Family by Dennis Buscher

In February 2018, the Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation spent time with Dennis Buscher as he told the story of the Glann Family of Point Pleasant, near Elk Grove.

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Glann Family by Dennis Buscher - Part 2

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Glann Family by Dennis Buscher - Part 3

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Glann Family by Dennis Buscher - Part 4

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Glann Family by Dennis Buscher - Part 5

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Glann Family by Dennis Buscher - Part 6

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Glann Family by Dennis Buscher - Part 7

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Grimshaw Family History

In January 2018, the Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation interviewed Rick Grimshaw, a native of Sloughhouse, CA. Today, Rick owns and operates the Davis Ranch Produce Company, famous for its Sloughhouse sweet corn. Rick has deep roots in Sloughhouse dating back to 1850 and therefore takes a keen interest in the history of the area.

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Grimshaw Family History - Part 2

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Grimshaw Family History - Part 3

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Grimshaw Family History - Part 4

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Grimshaw Family History - Part 5

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Grimshaw Family History - Part 6

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Gusman Family

In December 2018, the Linda Mae Mahon Lema Foundation recorded a conversation between Jo Gusman and Elizabeth Pinkerton, where Jo shared the Gusman family story and their history in Elk Grove, Slough House, and Bridge House particularly of her father Antonio and his many accomplishments.

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Gusman Family - Part 2

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Gusman Family - Part 3

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Gusman Family - Part 4

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Gusman Family - Part 5

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Gusman Family - Part 6

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Gusman Family - Part 7

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