George Ryckman Carson (deceased)

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Occupation: Postmaster of New Almaden Mines
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About George Ryckman Carson GEORGE CARSON Quicksilver Mining Company New Almaden Bio-Pen Pictures SURNAMES: HANMER, CARTER, Assistant Accountant of the Quicksilver Mining Company, New Almaden, is a native of Detroit, Michigan, born May 30, 1849, his parents being James and Mary (Hanmer) Carson. He was reared in Detroit, attending school there until fifteen years of age. He then attended the Metropolitan Institute, New York, for four years. He then went into the office of his father, who was in the iron trade in New York city. Thence he went to the Lake Superior mines, and from there to Detroit, where he engaged in the wholesale tobacco business as clerk, and afterward in the iron business. In 1875 he came to California, and after four months at Oakland, went into the United States employ in the post-office, San Francisco. Eight months later he came to Santa Clara and bought an interest in a plumbing house, which then became Menzel & Carson. After eighteen months he closed out his interest to his partner and engaged in the district telegraph business at San Jose, and succeeded to the superintendency about one year later. When the concern changed hands he started the telephone business, at San Jose, but the competition of the other firm with its protected patents compelled the selling out of the business, and he entered the employ of the South Pacific Coast Railroad as agent at Agnew and afterward at Los Gatos, which position he filled until coming to New Almaden.

       Mr. Carson was married, in Detroit, to Miss Nellie Carter. They have seven children, namely: James, George, Edward W., Mary, Hattie, Lulu, and Nellie. The oldest was born in Detroit, the others all in California.
       Mr. Carson was one of the charter members of Mt. Hamilton Lodge, A. O. U. W., and has been its Master. Politically he is a Democrat. He was appointed Postmaster of New Almaden shortly after the commencement of Cleveland's administration, and has since held that position.

Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888. Pg. 595-596

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San Jose, CA, USA
June 4, 1900
- June 4, 1900
San Jose, Santa Clara County, California, United States

Derby, Thomas (head) Mining Supervisor. age 56, divorced.
Birth Date August 1843 New York, USA
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland

Carson, George (head) Cashier. b. May 1844 in Michigan. age 51mother from Michigan, Father from New York.
Nellie (wife) b. April 1852 in Vermont, age 48, mother & father from Vermont.
Hattie (daughter) b. April 1882, age 18
Loulou (daughter) b. Feb 1884, age 16
Nellie (daughter) b. 1886, age 14
Carl (son) b. Sept. 1884, age 10
Ellard (son) b. Sept. 1878, age 20

January 13, 1904
- January 13, 1904
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States

Former San Jose Girl Weds In Bay City
Evening News - Jan 14, 1904
Miss Harriet Carson, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Carson, formerly of San Jose and New Almaden, was married in San Francisco yesterday to Edwin Tyler Blake of Berkeley.
Groom... assistant manager ... of gold mines...
A San Francisco paper has the following to say regarding the wedding: One of ... her wedding bouquet, which was caught by Miss Ernie Stevenson of Fair Oaks.