NameSilsby Morse SPALDING
Birth29 May 1886, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota
Death5 May 1949, Los Angeles Co., California5
Burial7 May 1949, Santa Barbara Crematory, Santa Barbara, California
OccupationMayor Of Beverly Hills, Councilman
Birth15 Dec 1890, California
Death4 Apr 1970, Orange Co., California5
FatherCharles Adelbert CANFIELD (1848-1913)
MotherChloe Phoebe WESCOTT (1859-1906)
ChildrenDeborah C. (1921-2011)
Notes for Silsby Morse SPALDING
Silsby M. Spalding, Beverly Hills first Mayor and owner of the famed Tecolote Ranch near Santa Barbara, died Thursday. Death came to the Southland stockbroker, rancher and oilman at his Beverly Hills home, 1019 Laurel Way. He would have been 64 years old May 29.
He will perhaps best be remembered for his appointment of the late Will Rogers as honorary Mayor of Beverly Hills. While the story received world-wide publicity at the time, Mr. Spalding already had established his name in the fields of aviation and petroleum.
Air Club Ex-President
He was one of the early presidents of the Aero Club of Southern California and served as executive both with the Mexican Petroleum Corp. and the Pan-American Petroleum and Transport Co.
The Tecolote Ranch which he later purchased at Goleta, Cal., was eventually rated one of the most highly developed ranch properties in the county. It was noted for its purebred cattle, horses, walnuts and citrus.
Funeral Tomorrow
Spalding’s widow, Caroline Canfield, is the daughter of the late C. A. Canfield, who, in association with the late Edward Doheny, amassed a fortune from oil. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Godwin Joseph Pelissero of Tecolote, and a sister Maie P. Spalding Trimmer of Los Angeles.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 P.M. tomorrow at the All Saints Church by the Sea at Montecito.

Silsby and Caroline built the mansion “Grayhall” in Beverly Hills between 1909 and 1919.

DEATH RECORD, Los Angeles Co., No. 7270
Veteran World War I
Funeral Directors: Pierce Brothers Beverly Hills, CA
Cause/Death: Coronary occlusion 0 immediate
Notes for Caroline “Carrie” L. (Spouse 1)
Resided in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara (Goleta) in 1948.
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