J. W. England is the only son of Thomas Y. England, senior member of the firm of England and Bryan, of Philadelphia, Penn. This house controls one of the most extensive wholesale leather businesses in the United States. Mr. England had visited California several times before his final return to become a citizen, November 20, 1887, since which date he has been a voter in this State. He has a tasty and commodious residence on West Palm Avenue, where he entertains many of his eastern relatives and friends every winter. Both his father and himself have other property interests in Redlands, the former being the owner of Prospect Hill, once the site of the first hotel in Redlands and a location which commands a fine view of mountain and valley scenery. It has recently been greatly improved and may at some time become the permanent home of its owner. As a family, the Englands are always interested in everything, which advances the prosperity of Redlands.
(Source: Illustrated Redlands, 1897, p. 11.)