Martinez Historical Society

Cemetery Tour of Martinez

 

carothersJ.H. Carothers, MD. and Wife Emily

Dr. J.H. Carothers was a native of Pennsylvania and came to Martinez in 1854. He received his medical degree from Miami College in Ohio. In 1857, with the Hale brothers, William and Henry, he purchased property and laid out the town of Pacheco which became a major shipping point for wheat and other agricultural products before devastating floods drove businesses to locate elsewhere. In 1869 he was elected to the legislature for one term. In 1884 he was appointed County Physician.