Baby Named Northland for Boat

In October of 1912, as the steamship Northland was traveling northward along the west coast of the U.S. from California to Oregon, an 8-pound baby was born to passenger Mrs. Daniel Boone Conover.

The baby boy was named Orford Northland Conover: “The second cognomen given him indicates that he was born on the Northland while the first means that his birth took place off Orford reef.”

Source: “Babe One Day Old as Steamer Docks.” San Fransisco Chronicle 19 Oct. 1912: 1.

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