Interesting about "Hoge Sands"! Thank you for sharing that information.
John Carlton moved to California because they decided that his work in Texas (being a cowboy) was just too dangerous.
John Carlton went to California to find work and to establish a home. His wife, Minne Davis, went back to Tennessee with their daughters until John Carlton called for them in California.
I am not sure what work he found initially, but I know that he and his wife worked both picking fruit and later at a walnut packing plant.
I will look at the diaries I have of his wife to see if there is any mention of Charles Hugh -- but the diaries I have are from their later years (1941).