My Grandfathers milling company
by Nicholas V Udall
Fred Mercer and his brothers operated a lumber mill in ventura in the early 1900's and I would like to know more about the mill, my grandfather and his brothers. My name is Nick Udall, my mothers maiden name was Shirley Mercer, Fred Mercers adopted daughter. We also know almost nothing about the birth father and mother of my mother Shirley except that the name "Stanley" was noted as possibly the birth mothers name on a document from a hospital in Los Angeles.