Orrin 'Bomp' Presnell


Personal and Family Information

Orrin was born on 29 SEP 1901 in Clay County IN, the son of George Harvey Presnell and Minnie Florence Devins.

He died on 31 JUL 1989 in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California.

His wife was Josephine 'Nana' Hall, who he married on 18 NOV 1925. The place has not been found. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Orrin 'Bomp' Presnell


George Harvey Presnell


John R. Presnell


Calvin J. Presnell


Jane Epsebah Whittington


Sarah A Ealey


Minnie Florence Devins



Birth29 SEP 1901
Place: Clay County IN
Death31 JUL 1989
Place: Modesto, Stanislaus County, California


Note 1

Orrin Russell "Bomp" "Bud" Presnell was born in Clay County, Indiana on September 29, 1901 to George Harvey "Grandad" Presnell and Minnie Florance "Mom"(Devins) Presnell. He was the oldest of 8 children. When he was a young child, the family moved to Saskatoon, Canada and homesteaded a large grain farm. At the age of 12 years, his father broke his shoulder and Orrin took over the farming of a few hundred acres.

In 1919, the Presnell family moved to the outskirts of the small town of Modesto Ca, so their children could attend public High School and College. They purchased a large plot of land on the corner of what is now Ladd Rd. and Carver Rd. On that land they grew corn, grains, peaches and almonds. On Sundays, the family would gather after church for Dinner and hand churned homemade ice cream. The 2 story farm house still stands there today.

Orrin married Josephine Hall on November 18, 1925 and soon built a home at the south end of the Presnell ranch. They raise 6 children in the house at 6060 Carver Rd.. It was the gathering place for every holiday for their family. Easter egg hunts, Thanksgiving Dinner and Christmas Dinner. Everyone had a red stocking hung on the mantel with money and a gift under the Christmas tree.

With every visit, Bomp would offer ice cream, and you got it if you wanted it or not. If you asked for just one scoop, you always received a heaping bowl full of Foster Farms vanilla ice cream with Hershey's Chocolate syrup.