Jacob E. Ludy (1858-1921) was born in Mercer County, MO. He was a civil engineer who moved to Yuma, AZ in 1898 to survey for the Irrigation, Land and Improvement Company, where he later became the general manager and vice president of the company. He is regarded as an “Arizona Pioneer” in the Yuma Valley because of his work on building the Yuma canals. Verda Lee Ludy Parrick is his daughter.
The collection includes photographs and biographical material concerning Jacob E. Ludy and his family while residing in Yuma, AZ in the early 1900s.