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Edmond C. Hinde (1830 - 1909)

Edmund C. Hinde (April 6, 1830 – December 20, 1909) was a gold miner and laborer. His life was at times extremely difficult and filled with various hardships due to his career as a gold prospe...

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Earl Rogers (1869 - 1922)

Earl Rogers (November 18, 1869 – February 22, 1922) was an American trial lawyer. One of the most famous criminal defense lawyers of his day. His flamboyant courtroom antics and memory for d...

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Clark Kerr (1911 - 2003)

Clark Kerr (May 17, 1911 – December 1, 2003) was an American professor of economics and academic administrator. He was the first chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, and twelf...

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José Antonio Estudillo (1803 - 1852)

José Antonio Estudillo (02 Nov 1803[1] – July 20, 1852) was a Californio and an early settler of San Diego, California when California was part of New Spain. Life José Antoni...

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José Joaquín Estudillo (1800 - 1852)

José Joaquín Estudillo (May 7, 1800 – June 7, 1852) was a Mexican citizen of Alta California who was the second alcalde of Yerba Buena, California (the precursor to San Francisco...

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William Heath "Kanaka" Davis, Jr. (1822 - 1909)

William Heath "Kanaka" Davis, Jr. (1822 – 1909) was a merchant and trader in Alta California who helped to establish "New Town" (now Downtown San Diego) in San Diego, California. Life Davi...

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Lloyd Tevis, Wells Fargo Co. (1824 - 1899)

Lloyd Tevis (March 20, 1824 – July 24, 1899) was a banker and capitalist who served as president of Wells Fargo & Company from 1872 to 1892. Early life He was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky...

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Grove L. Johnson, US Congress (1841 - 1926)

Grove Lawrence Johnson (March 27, 1841 - February 1, 1926) was a U.S. Representative from California, father of Hiram Warren Johnson. Born in Syracuse, New York, Johnson attended the common schoo...

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Joseph McKenna, US. Att'y Gen., Assoc. Justice US Sup. Ct. (1843 - 1926)

Joseph McKenna (August 10, 1843 – November 21, 1926) was an American politician who served in all three branches of the U.S. federal government, as a member of the U.S. House of Representative...

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Cornelius Cole, U.S. Senator (1822 - 1924)

Cornelius Cole (September 17, 1822 – November 3, 1924) served a single term in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican representing California from 1863 to 1865, and another...

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Nora May French (1881 - 1907)

Nora May French (1881–November 13, 1907) was a California poet and member of the bohemian literary circles of the Carmel Arts and Crafts Club which flourished after the Great San Francisco Ear...

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Edward Livingston French (1846 - 1925)

) Edward French was a lawyer, civil war veteran, professor at Wells College, and early pioneer to California. Biography Starting in 1868, Professor Edward French taught Latin, literature, chemist...

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Stanley Mosk MP (1912 - 2001)

Stanley Mosk (September 4, 1912 – June 19, 2001) was an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court for 37 years (1964–2001), and holds the record for the longest-serving justice ...

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Thomas Jefferson Mayfield (1843 - 1928)

Thomas Jefferson Mayfield (1843–1928) led a remarkable double life in the early decades of California statehood, living his boyhood as an adopted member of the Choinumni (Choinumne) branch of ...

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Benjamin Mayfield (1831 - 1870)

Benjamin Mayfield (1831–187?) cowboy, miner, killed the outlaw John Mason. Early life Benjamin Mayfield, the second son of American pioneer farmer William Mayfield and Terissa Faller Mayfi...

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William Mayfield (1810 - 1862)

William Mayfeild, (1810 - 1862), American pioneer in Illinois, Texas and California, soldier, farmer, miner, cattleman. He led Tulare County militia to aid settlers in the early part of the Owens Val...

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Arpad Haraszthy (1840 - 1900)

Arpad Haraszthy (Hungarian: Haraszthy Arpad; June 28, 1840, Futtak, Hungary--November 15, 1900, San Francisco, California) was a pioneer California winemaker best known as the creator of Eclipse cham...

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John B. R. Cooper (1791 - 1872)

John Bautista Rogers Cooper (September 11, 1791, Alderney - June 2, 1872, San Francisco, California) was born in England and raised in Massachusetts. He came to California as master of the ship Rover...

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George Allan Hancock (1875 - 1965)

George Allan Hancock (July 26, 1875 – May 31, 1965) was the owner of the Rancho La Brea Oil Company. He inherited Rancho La Brea, including the La Brea Tar Pits which he donated to Los Angeles...

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Henry Hancock (1822 - 1883)

Henry Hancock (April 11, 1822 – January 9, 1883) was a Harvard trained lawyer and a land surveyor working in California in the 1850s. He was the owner of Rancho La Brea, which included the La ...

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Count Agoston Haraszthy ("Father of California Viticulture") (1812 - 1869)

Agoston Haraszthy (/ˈɑːɡəstən ˈhærəsti/; Hungarian: Haraszthy Ágoston [ˈhɒrɒsti ˈaːɡo&#...

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James Rolph, Governor MP (1869 - 1934)

James “Sunny Jim” Rolph, Jr. (August 23, 1869 – June 2, 1934) was an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. He was elected to a single term as the 27th governo...

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Pete Wilson, Governor, U.S. Senator MP

Peter Barton “Pete” Wilson (born August 23, 1933) is an American politician from California. Wilson, a Republican, served as the 36th governor of California (1991–1999), the culm...

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Pat Brown, Governor MP (1905 - 1996)

Click here to view the Wikipedia page for Pat Brown . Edmund Gerald “Pat” Brown, Sr . (April 21, 1905 – February 16, 1996) was the 32nd governor of California from 1959 to 1967 a...

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Goodwin Knight, Governor MP (1896 - 1970)

Goodwin Jess “Goodie” Knight (December 9, 1896 – May 22, 1970) was a U.S. politician who was the 31st governor of California from 1953 until 1959. Early years Knight was ...

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Earl Warren MP (1891 - 1974)

Earl Warren (March 19, 1891 – July 9, 1974) was the 14th Chief Justice of the United States and the only person elected Governor of California three times. Excerpt from Wikipedia Before hold...

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Culbert Olson, Governor MP (1876 - 1962)

Culbert Levy Olson (November 7, 1876 – April 13, 1962) was an American lawyer and politician. A Democratic Party member, Olson was involved in Utah and California politics and was elected as t...

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Frank Merriam, Governor MP (1865 - 1955)

Frank Finley Merriam (December 22, 1865 – April 25, 1955) was an American politician who served as the 28th governor of California from June 2, 1934 until January 2, 1939. Assuming the governo...

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Clement C. Young, Governor MP (1869 - 1947)

Clement Calhoun Young (April 28, 1869 – December 24, 1947) was an American teacher and politician who was affiliated with the original Progressive Party and later the Republican Party. He was ...

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Friend Richardson, Governor MP (1865 - 1943)

Friend William Richardson (born William Richardson) (December 1, 1865 – September 6, 1943), was an American newspaper publisher and politician. A member of the Progressive Party and later the ...

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Gov. William Stephens, US Congress MP (1859 - 1944)

William Dennison Stephens (December 26, 1859 – April 25, 1944) was an American federal and state politician. A three-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1911 to 1916, Stephen...

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Hiram W. Johnson, Governor, U.S. Senator MP (1866 - 1945)

Hiram Warren Johnson (September 2, 1866 – August 6, 1945) was a leading American progressive and later isolationist politician from California; he served as the 23rd governor from 1911 to 19...

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James Gillett, Governor MP (1860 - 1937)

James Norris Gillett (September 20, 1860 – April 20, 1937) was an American lawyer and politician. A Republican involved in federal and state politics, Gillett was elected both a member of the ...

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George Pardee, Governor MP (1857 - 1941)

George Cooper Pardee (July 25, 1857 – September 1, 1941) was an American doctor of medicine and politician. As the 21st Governor of California, holding office from January 7, 1903, to January ...

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Henry Gage, Governor MP (1852 - 1924)

Henry Tifft Gage (December 25, 1852 – August 28, 1924) was an American lawyer, politician and diplomat. A Republican, Gage was elected to a single term as the 20th governor of California from ...

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James Budd, Governor MP (1851 - 1908)

James Herbert Budd (May 18, 1851 – July 30, 1908) was an American lawyer and Democratic politician. Involved in federal and state politics, Budd was a member of the U.S. House of Representativ...

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Robert Waterman, Governor MP (1826 - 1891)

) Robert Whitney Waterman (December 15, 1826 – April 12, 1891) was an American politician. He served as the 17th governor of California from September 12, 1887 until January 8, 1891. Early...

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Captain José Antonio Romualdo Pacheco (1795 - 1831)

Captain José Antonio Romualdo Pacheco (father of the future governor Romualdo Pacheco ) moved to Alta California from Guanajuato, Mexico in 1825, and served as an aide to Governor José Ma...

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Romualdo Pacheco, Governor MP (1831 - 1899)

From Wikipedia (English) : José Antonio Romualdo Pacheco, Jr. (October 31, 1831 – January 23, 1899) was a Californio politician and diplomat. Involved in California state and federal po...

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Charles Henry Bryan (1822 - 1877)

Charles Henry Bryan was a politician and jurist in California. Biography Bryan was born on October 20, 1822 in Ellicottville, New York. His father, John A. Bryan, was a United States diplomat...

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J. Neely Johnson, Governor (1825 - 1872)

John Neely Johnson (August 2, 1825 – August 31, 1872) was an American lawyer and politician. He was elected as the fourth governor of California from 1856 to 1858, and later appointed justice ...

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John Bigler, Governor (1805 - 1871)

Governor of California 1852-1856 (Democrat) John Bigler (January 8, 1805 – November 29, 1871) was an American lawyer, politician and diplomat. A Democrat, he served as the third governor of ...

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John McDougall, Governor (c.1818 - 1866)

) John McDougall (ca. 1818 – March 30, 1866) was the first lieutenant governor of California from 1849 to 1851, and later the second governor of California from January 9, 1851 until January 8...

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Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin MP (1828 - 1909)

Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin (April 3, 1828 – March 1, 1909) was a prominent California businessman and investor of the second half of the 19th century. Biography Baldwin was born in ...

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Peter Hardeman Burnett, 1st Governor of California MP (1807 - 1895)

Peter Hardeman Burnett (November 15, 1807 – May 17, 1895) was an American politician and the first state governor of California, serving from December 20, 1849 to January 9, 1851. He was also th...

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John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr., Nobel Prize in Literature 1962 MP (1902 - 1968)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr .(February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American writer. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (19...

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Steve Jobs MP (1955 - 2011)

Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American businessman, designer and inventor, best-known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Job...

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Walt Disney MP (1901 - 1966)

Walter Elias Disney was a multiple Academy Award-winning American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur and philanthropist. As the co-founder (with his brother Roy ...

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Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States MP (1913 - 1994)

Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States (1969-1974). During his administration the United States withdrew its military forces from Vietnam and informally recognized the govern...

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Marilyn Monroe MP (1926 - 1962)

note: This profile is currently under review. Any changes to this profile need to be approved by: "'Jason Kennedy:"' Email: MarilynMonroeFamily@gmail.com OFFICIAL FAMILY WEBSITE: MarilynMonroeF...

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Howard Hughes, Jr. MP (1905 - 1976)

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer, film director, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people i...

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Gen. Edward F. Beale (1822 - 1893)

Envoy to Austria, adventurer, sailor, engineer, Indian Agent, introduced camels to Texas. ------------------ EDWARD FITZGERALD "NED" BEALE From Beale Air Force Base, Yuba-Sutter, California E...

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Jack London MP (1876 - 1916)

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916)[1][2][3] was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fictio...

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William Randolph Hearst MP (1863 - 1951)

William Randolph Hearst - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 11th district In office March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907 Preceded by W...

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Egbert Starr Newbury, I, founder of Newbury Park, CA (1843 - 1880)

Egbert Starr Newbury was born on September 8, 1843, in Allegan, MI. His parents were Reverend Samuel Newbury and Mary Ann Sergeant Newbury. Egbert served in the US Army during the Civil War, and was ...

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Jessie Ann Frémont (1824 - 1902)

Find a Grave Jessie Ann Benton Frémont (May 31, 1824 – December 27, 1902) was an American writer and political activist. Notably remembered for being the daughter of Missouri Senato...

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Francis Marion "Borax" Smith (1846 - 1931)

Francis Marion Smith (February 2, 1846 – August 27, 1931) (once known nationally and internationally as "Borax Smith" and "The Borax King") was an American miner, business magnate and civic buil...

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Phineas Banning, Father of the Port of Los Angeles MP (1830 - 1885)

Phineas Banning (August 19, 1830 – March 8, 1885) was an American businessman, financier, and entrepreneur. Known as "The Father of the Port of Los Angeles," he was one of the founders of th...

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Don Benito Wilson MP (1811 - 1878)

Benjamin Davis Wilson (December 1, 1811 – March 11, 1878) was a California statesman and politician. He was known to the Native Americans as Don Benito because of his benevolent manner in his tr...

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Darius Ogden Mills (1825 - 1910)

Darius Ogden Mills (September 25, 1825 – January 3, 1910) was a prominent American banker, philanthropist and, for a time, California's wealthiest citizen. Biography He was born in North S...

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Horace Davis, US Congress MP (1831 - 1916)

Horace Davis (16 March 1831 - 12 July 1916) was a United States Representative from California. He was the son of Massachusetts Governor John Davis and the younger brother of diplomat John Chandler B...

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Maj. General George Stoneman, Jr. (USA) (1822 - 1894)

Ref. : Family links: Parents: George Stoneman (1799 - 1877) Catherine Rebecca Cheney Stoneman (1800 - 1874) Spouse: Mary Oliver Hardisty Stoneman (1836 - 1915) Children: Cornelius McLean Ston...

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James R. Barton, Sheriff of Los Angeles County, California (1825 - 1857)

James R. Barton (1825-1857) - Barton was elected sheriff of Los Angeles County, California in 1851 and filled the position from 1852 to 1855. However, he refused to run for the 1856 term after a vigila...

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CDR Selim E. Woodworth (USN) (c.1815 - c.1871)

From Woodworth was born in New York City, the second son of poet and dramatist Samuel Woodworth. He was a descendant of colonial settler Walter Woodworth. At age twelve he set out with a rifle to cro...

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Judge George Gordon Belt (organized the Mason Henry Gang) (1825 - 1869)

George Gordon Belt (1825–1869), soldier, 49er, businessman, judge, Confederate sympathizer who organized the Mason Henry Gang in California during the American Civil War. Early Life and Ca...

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Joseph Franklin Dye (1831 - 1891)

Joseph Franklin Dye (1831–1891), teamster, alleged member of the Mason Henry Gang, lawman, rancher and oilman. Early life Joseph Franklin Dye was born in Union County, Kentucky in 1831...

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Benjamin Kelsey (1813 - 1889)

Benjamin or Ben Kelsey (1813-1889) was an early American pioneer of California with his brothers Andy and Sam Kelsey. He was a founder, often with one or more of his brothers, of several settlements ...

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Nancy Kelsey (1823 - 1896)

Nancy Roberts Kelsey was the first white woman to visit Utah, and she was the first to cross the Sierra Nevada mountains, arriving in California on November 25, 1841. "Where my husband goes I can g...

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Gen. John Bidwell (Calif. Militia), US Congress (1819 - 1900)

John Bidwell (August 5, 1819 – April 4, 1900) was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanth...

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Annie Kennedy Bidwell (1839 - 1918)

Annie Kennedy Bidwell, was the daughter of Joseph C. G. Kennedy, a socially prominent, high ranking Washington official in the United States Bureau of the Census who was active in the Whig party. She...

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John Gately Downey, 7th California Governor, 1860-1862. MP (1827 - 1894)

Owner of Rancho Santa Gertrudes Los Angeles County, California Wikipedia John Gately Downey John Gately Downey (June 24, 1827 – March 1, 1894) was an Irish-American politician and the sevent...

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David S. Terry, 4th Chief Justice of California (1823 - 1889)

David Smith Terry (March 8, 1823 – August 14, 1889) was a California politician, who killed United States Senator David C. Broderick in the Broderick – Terry duel in 1859. He was then k...

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Ronald W. Reagan, 40th President of the USA MP (1911 - 2004)

40th President of the United States. Historic Speech "Tear Down This (Berlin) Wall". The Ronald Reagan Freedom Award is only given to "those who have made monumental and lasting contributions to th...

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Persifor F. Smith, Military Gov. of Calif. (c.1798 - 1858)

Persifor Frazer Smith (November 16, 1798 – May 17, 1858) was a U.S. Army officer during the Seminole Wars and Mexican-American War, as well as one of the last governors of California before it...

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Gen. Stephen W. Kearny, Military Gov. of California (1794 - 1848)

Information on General Stephen W. Kearny from Wikipedia Stephen Watts Kearny (pronounced /ˈkɑrni/ KAR-nee; surname also appears as Kearney in some historic sources (August 30, 1794 ...

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Commodore Robert F. Stockton, U.S Senator, Military Governor of California MP (1795 - 1866)

Biographical Summary: Robert Field Stockton (August 20, 1795 – October 7, 1866) was a United States naval commodore, notable in the capture of California during the Mexican-American War. He wa...

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Sarah Lockwood Pardee MP (1839 - 1922)

Sarah Winchester Sarah Winchester, formerly Sarah Lockwood Pardee, married William Wirt Winchester on 30 September 1862. Despite the fact that the Civil War was then going on in the USA, the wedding ...

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James Wilson Marshall MP (1810 - 1885)

James William Marshall Birth: Oct. 8, 1810 Hopewell Mercer County New Jersey, USA Death: Aug. 10, 1885 Kelsey El Dorado County California, USA Folk Figure, Gold Rush notable. James Marshall is ...

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Löb Levi Strauss MP (1829 - 1902)

Levi Strauss (born Löb Strauß; February 26, 1829 – September 26,1902) was a German-Jewish immigrant to the United States who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. Hi...

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Claus Spreckels (Spreckels Sugar Company) MP (1828 - 1908)

From the book Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler: Claus Spreckels - This German immigrant to the United States was a driven entrepreneur from the mainland who, on his periodic trips to the islands, carv...

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Charles Snowden Fairfax, 10th Lord Fairfax of Cameron MP (1829 - 1869)

Charles Snowdon Fairfax (March 8, 1829 – April 4, 1869) was an American Democratic politician of California. He was of Scottish noble descent and was himself entitled to the title as the 10th Lo...

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Snowshoe Thompson MP (1827 - 1876)

Snowshoe Thompson (April 30, 1827 – May 15, 1876) was a nickname for the Norwegian-American John Albert Thompson, an early resident of the Sierra Nevada of Nevada and California. He is considere...

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Leland Stanford, Governor of California MP (1824 - 1893)

Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American tycoon, robber baron, industrialist, politician, Governor of California, and founder of Stanford University. He was one of t...

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Bela Wellman MP (1819 - 1887)

Bela Wellman (December 17, 1819 – January 31, 1887) was a California Gold Rush merchant who formed the wholesale grocery firm of Wellman, Peck and Company. Bela was the tenth of eleven childre...

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William Waldo, Capt. MP (1812 - 1881)

William Waldo (1812 – 1881) was a candidate for Governor of California in 1853. He was born in Virginia, but spent most of his life in Missouri, where he was a merchant and steamboat captain. In...

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Gen Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo MP (1807 - 1890)

Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (4 July 1807 – 18 January 1890) was a Californian military commander, politician, and rancher. He was born a subject of Spain, performed his military duties as an offic...

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"Emperor" Joshua Norton MP (c.1819 - 1880)

1820 British Settler John Norton 25, Farmer, together with his wife Sarah Norden 25, and their 2 sons, were members of Thomas Willson's Party of 307 Settlers on the La Belle Alliance . Party orig...

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Joaquin Carrillo Murrieta (c.1829 - c.1853)

Joaquin Carrillo Murrieta (sometimes spelled Murieta or Murietta) also called the Mexican or Chilean Robin Hood or the Robin Hood of El Dorado, was a semi-legendary figure in California during the Cali...

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Benjamin Barnard Redding (1824 - 1882)

Benjamin Barnard Redding (January 17, 1824 – August 21, 1882) was a Canadian-born state official of California, politician and land agent with the Central Pacific Railroad. The town of Redding, ...

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Mark Twain MP (1835 - 1910)

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by the pen name Mark Twain, wrote grand tales about Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and the mighty Mississippi River. He became nothing less than a national treasur...

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John Sutter of Sutter's Mill MP (1803 - 1880)

John Augustus Sutter (1803 – 1880) was a Swiss-American pioneer of California known for his association with the California Gold Rush, and for establishing Sutter's Fort in the area that would e...

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John C. Fremont, "The Pathfinder" (1813 - 1890)

John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of president of the U.S.,...

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