Snow (Honnold): Honnold, William Lincoln

Honnold family home movies. William Lincoln Honnold (1866-1950) miner, philanthropist. In 1896, he became superintendent of the California Exploration Company, San Andreas, California, prospecting various gold-bearing claims. The Honnolds moved to California in 1922, and in 1924 were domiciled in Los Angeles, where Honnold shared an office in the Pacific Mutual Building with Seeley W. Mudd and the latter’s sons, Harvey S. Mudd and Seeley G. Mudd. In 1926, the Honnolds established the Honnold Foundation, to support religious, charitable, and educational services. Honnold took particular interest in the Claremont Colleges. He was on the first Board of Fellows of Claremont College (now Claremont Graduate University) named in 1925, and succeeded his friend and colleague Seeley W. Mudd as president of the Board the following year. He and his wife provided the funding for the Honnold Library, dedicated in 1952, that serves as the central library for the colleges. Honnold was also an honorary trustee of Pomona College, and a trustee of the California Institute of Technology. Honnold maintained an interest in civic affairs, serving on the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and as chairman of their Engineering Committee, from February 1930 to July 1933.