Thomas "Bobee" Derby, b. 1844 (1844 - c.1932)

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Birthplace: New York, New York, NY, USA
Death: Died
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About Thomas "Bobee" Derby, b. 1844 Private Member Photos PICTURESThis photo is hidden by the owner's request. You can request access by clicking here. PHOTO: iPad Photo CATEGORY: Portrait TAKEN: About 1885 - Almaden, CA ATTACHED TO: Thomas "Bobee" Derby II (born 1844)

Possibly born 1854 in New York

On 1910 US Census, marked both parents as coming from Ireland. This matches with the information from Libbie Derby (Stevenson). They may be brother and sister.

California, Great Registers, 1866-1910 for Thomas Derby Name: Thomas Derby Event: Voter Registration Event Date: 06 Sep 1892 Event Place: Almaden, Santa Clara, California Age: 48 Estimated Birth Year: 1844 Birthplace: New York

Jill Talbot Derby's great-grandfather, Thomas Derby II, acquired land along the now I-80 corridor through Lovelock, the current home to both the Derby Airport and the Derby Dam.

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Thomas "Bobee" Derby, b. 1844's Timeline

New York, New York, NY, USA
- 1850
Age 6
New York, Kings County, New York, United States
- 1890
Age 16
Santa Clara, CA, USA

Thomas Derby, Supt. to President, Quicksilver Mining Co., NY

- 1860
Age 16
New York, New York County, New York, United States
Name: Richard Darby
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1860
Event Place: 5th District 21st Ward, New York, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Race: White
Race (Original):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1854
Birthplace: New York
Page: 173
Household ID: 1262
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film Number: 803818
Digital Folder Number: 004236754
Image Number: 00434
Household Gender Age Birthplace

Thomas Darby M 44 Ireland
Fanny Darby F 42 Ireland

(no mention of Ann, the eldest, who would have been 18)
Thomas Darby M 17 New York
Hannah Darby F 12 New York
Margaret Darby F 10 New York
Betsey Darby F 8 New York (Elisabeth Ann?)
Richard Darby M 6 New York
John Darby M 3 New York

Mary Nixon F 67 New York

- 1864
Age 20
Santa Clara, CA

1864 when the Derby & Lowe stores were constructed in the Hacienda and up on Mine Hill,

August 23, 1870
Age 26
San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

Original Image:

Thomas Derby M 27y
Secretary of Mining Company
Estimated Birth Year: 1843
Gender: Male
Age in 1870: 27y
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: California, United States

Richard Derby M 16y, Clerk in store, born in New York

Other family sharing same dwelling:

Julia Melville, Music Teacher, age 37, born in England
Emilie Melville, Actress, age 24, born in Pennsylvania
William Melville, at school, age 12, born in Ohio

October 23, 1870
Age 26
San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 40, Number 7010, 1 November 1870
"MARRIED. In San Francisco, Oct. 23th, 1870, Thomas Derby to Emelie Eva Melville"

Age 28
November 1883
Age 39

The New York Clipper
Californian Theatrical News

Thomas Derby has been divorced from his wife, professionally known as Emilie Melville. The Lady is just now in Australia organizing a company for a tour of the entire Colonies.

- 1887
Age 43

Not only were the employees compelled to purchase their goods from the store leased by -J. B. Randall to Derby and Lowe, but; it was also an understood ; thing that the vote of the miners was greatly • influenced by the tyrannical measures adopted by Lowe nndar the direction of tbe Board of Management.

Q. Who owns the buildings in which the business of merchan-
dizing is carried on, on this grant ?

A. The Quicksilver Mining Company.

Q. Who owns the business and stock of merchandise handled in
those stores, and who conducts the business ?

A. The stores are leased to Messrs. Derby and Lowe directly
from the New York office, the lease being signed by the President o*f
the company there. Messrs. Derby and Lowe sell provisions and
other merchandise to the employees and other persons on the com-
pany's grant, and outsiders who desire to trade with them, and they
do not furnish the supplies or materials used by The Quicksilver
Mining Company, except in small quantities. Messrs. Derby and
Lowe have in no way any control over the employees of this com-
pany, as the management is alone invested with the power of employ
and discharge. Messrs. Derby and Lowe are private individuals,
and in my whole term of office I have never in one solitary instance
discharged a man at the request of either Messrs. Derby or Lowe,
and I have received no formal complaint from the employees against
their prices.

Mine workers lived in company houses, relaxed
at company recreation halls or company-sponsored social events, and spent their $40 to $100 a month at the Derby and
Lowe company store.