b. 1838 Scotland
d. 1914 Los Angeles
From Wikipedia –
“In 1878, when he was nearing the age of 40, Muir’s friends ‘pressured him to return to society’. Soon after he returned to the Oakland area, he was introduced by Jeanne Carr to Louisa Strentzel, daughter of a prominent physician and horticulturist with a 2,600-acre (11 km2) fruit orchard in Martinez, California, northeast of Oakland.
“In 1880, after he returned from a trip to Alaska, Muir and Strentzel married. John Muir went into partnership with his father-in-law, John Strentzel, and for ten years directed most of his energy into managing this large fruit farm.
“Although Muir was a loyal, dedicated husband and father of two daughters, ‘his heart remained wild’, writes Marquis. His wife understood his needs, and after seeing his restlessness at the ranch, would sometimes ‘shoo him back up’ to the mountains. He sometimes took his daughters with him.”
As I wrote in Sweet under the More Tab, a man named John McLaren, friend of John Muir, gave my dad his first and only career. McLaren (b. 1846 Scotland, d. 1943 San Francisco) created Golden Gate Park. I have it firsthand: McLaren did not like any buildings or statues in the Park and tried to hide them with hedges, except for the lodge where he lived and where, from its balcony, he gave my dad a raise.