Fair Oaks Historical Society

Virtual Walking Tour

Olliver Beauchamp

1870 - 1931

West - K51

38.649, -121.279

Proceed down the path south to the Beauchamp family plot on your left.

Olliver “Ollie” Beauchamp (pronounced “Beechum”) arrived in the Fair Oaks area in 1898. He worked on the first gold dredge in the country, known as the Ashburton, which was located on Sailor Bar. After the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, he worked in San Francisco as a carpenter. In 1910, he bought the first automobile in Fair Oaks and used it in his Fair Oaks Stage Line that ran from Fair Oaks to Sacramento. His wife, Gnettie, lies in the plot immediately to his south.