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Biographical Sketch of John J. Shields

San Mateo county is to be congratulated that the office of auditor, one of the most important functions in the county government is in the hands of such a competent person as John J. Shields who was elected by a handsome majority. When Mr. Shields began his duties he revolutionized the auditor’s office. The latest and most up-to-date systems of bookkeeping were installed and sweeping changes and improvements made, with the result that Mr. Shield’s office has been paid many flattering compliments by expert accountants. Before being elected county auditor, Mr. Shields was under sheriff for Sheriff J. H. Mansfield. He was one of the most thorough and efficient deputy sheriffs that the county has had. Besides being one of the best known figures in the political life of the county, Mr. Shields has been one of its staunchest citizens. He is a member of the Redwood City Chamber of Commerce and is one of the enterprising citizens of that community that stands behind every movement for the general good. Mr. Shields has property interests in Redwood City and San Francisco. John Joseph Shields was born in Colfax on March 24, 1866. He has lived in California forty-nine years, fifteen of which he has spent in this county. He was married in San Francisco on October 24, 1893. Mr. Shields belongs to the Knights of Columbus, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Modern Woodmen of...

Biographical Sketch of Mrs. William Douglas

Of the few surviving women who lived through the infancy of San Mateo County, Mrs. William Douglas of San Mateo is one of the best known. Mrs. Douglas has lived in the county for fifty years in which time she has seen a few scattered settlements develop to the present peninsula cities. Mrs. Douglas’ career has been most interesting. While in her ‘teens she came around the Horn in a sailing vessel which took eight months to make the trip. She arrived in San Francisco in 1850 and a year later she was married. She then spent a few years in Placer County. Her husband moved his family to San Mateo in the late fifties. Here he built up a profitable abstract and real estate business. Mrs. Douglas is the mother of ten children. This remarkable woman survives her husband by fifteen years and has survived all of her children with the exception of two, Robert Lee Douglas and Mrs. Dr. Sanderson, both of San Mateo. Mrs. Douglas tells most interesting tales of the early days of San Mateo. She describes the business district, containing a few buildings and restricted to less than the size of a block. She remembers of the planting of the long rows of gum trees that have become peninsula land marks and the years that there was only a morning and afternoon train down the peninsula. Pieces of property which Mrs. Douglas now owns were purchased for a song in the early days but even at that time Mrs. Douglas anticipated the growth that was coming to San Mateo and vicinity and stubbornly held...

Biographical Sketch of Dr. J. E. Chapin

An important addition to the medical fraternity in San Mateo county is Dr. J. E. Chapin who came to Redwood City three years ago to practice medicine. Dr. Chapin came to Redwood after an extended practice in several large cities and a vast experience in his ‘profession. Since taking up his residence in Redwood City, Dr. Chapin has become intimately associated with the social and business life of Redwood City. His engaging manner and charming personality have drawn many people to him and the small circle of friends that surrounded him when he arrived, has gradually enlarged until it now includes the greater part of the community. Dr. Chapin has a large practice in Redwood City and the neighboring towns, families and individuals from San Carlos to Menlo Park seeking his aid at the time of sickness. Although Dr. Chapin’s practice demands most of his time and attention he is one of the community’s most progressive members. He has actively co-operated in many civic movements and others have his loyal endorsement and support. Dr. J. E. Chapin was born in Auburn California, on February 3, 1871 and has been a resident of this state for 44 years. He was married in Chicago in 1902. After completing a course at Stanford University Dr. Chapin graduated from the medical department of Washington University in 1909. Dr. Chapin is a member of the Foresters, the Masons and the Knights of...

1861 Directory of Small Towns in Placer County California

Antelope Ravine California Page N. S. physician Baltimore Ravine California Barckman John, blacksmith Higgins B. S. miner Beal’s Bar California Chadwick W. J. miner Cheny John P. saloon keeper Cornish H. miner Craft John B. ranchman Ellis C. P. laborer French Hosea, ranchman Hall James, miner Haskill William H. miner Haskill William, miner Hill C. B. miner Hovey Isaac, ranchman Hovey James, ranchman Hovey Perkins, ranchman James Isaac, miner Johnston M. ranchman Lack Jonathan, ranchman Lind C. T. miner Lane John, miner Lee John, miner Moody Hopkin, miner Murry James, miner Parker Albert, miner Samus Moses P. miner Shelden W. W. water agent Small Isaac, miner Snow Frank, miner Strand William miner Sullivan A. miner Tailor Geo D. miner Thomas John, miner Thompson Cyrus, miner Thompson H. N. miner Towns Robt. miner Townsend E. miner Whitcher Abner, miner Bear River California Baldwin Andrew, lumber merchant, Magnolia Mills Bradley G. lumber merchant, Magnolia Mills Bradly, Clark & Co. Magnolia Mill, Clark Ephraim, lumber merchant, Magnolia Mill Wooly _____, miner Carrolton California Hale D. H. miner Holmes Victor, teamster Coon Creek California Chamberlin S. R. farmer Chamberlin T. L farmer Cochrane Thomas hotel keeper Crious G. laborer Ewing Titus, farmer Fairchilds Thomas, farmer Hetrin William laborer Quinn C. farmer, Marysville Road Danesville California Cadellon W. farmer Crosby ______. farmer Kier W. farmer Leginbine Jonathan merchant Mabuks ______. farmer Miles C. R. farmer Newell Asa, farmer Kier _____, farmer Steadman W. water agent Zeginbine John, merchant Deadwood California Felch A. J. miner Harnett A. miner Hayden Luellen, miner Hews John, miner Hornbay H. miner Howe Joseph, miner Johnson J. miner Jones Benjamin,...

1861 Directory of Illinoistown California

1861 Directory of Illinoistown California Austin Lawrence, miner Baldwin John, butcher Bane Wm. packer Beal B. laborer Beals Charles; laborer Bracken John, miner Brickell B. prop’r Placer Exchange Brickell Ed, Illinoistown Hotel Brown Jonathan, Placer Exchange Buckley H. bar-keeper, Blue Wing Ciouse Jas. blacksmith Combs Chas. laborer Cornelus Wm. laborer Craig John, clerk Dyer, Charles, farmer Ebert M. E. teamster Egbert Robert, merchant Elgin Wm. laborer Harned S. K. miner Heaney Daniel, Mineral Bar road sup Hightower William, miner Hines W. A. packer Hill Wm. miner Isaacs F. M. packer Keck Jacob, prop’r Blue Wing Keller John, blacksmith Meating N. J. laborer Mulligan Philip, miner Shoemaker James, laborer Stuart Wm. cabinet maker Turner John, miner Tallman R. J. miner Taylor G. M. miner Taylor John, miner Taylor O. miner Teasland Geo. miner Tedd J. M miner Ten Eyck Ed. miner Ten Eyck Geo. miner Theal Peter, miner Thomas H. M. miner Thompson Jacob, miner Thompson M. miner Thompson M. saloon keeper Thorp David, miner Tibbetts J. P. physician Tigler M. miner Tillman John, miner Tobin Wm. miner Tracy E. expressman Trask C. O. merch’t, [Monona Flat,] Trask L. miner Trask W. millman Trasure J. millman Trasure Jo. millman Travino Wm. miner Tucker W. miner Vagley C. C. miner Vagley John, miner Van Vacter Wm. miner Vandiver J. F. miner Varnum J. B. teacher Vaughn D. J. miner Verney V. R. miner Voland E. miner Volny W. D. miner Voorhees W. miner Wallace W. H. merchant Yokom Wm....

1861 Directory of Ophir California

1861 Directory of Ophir California Arkwell John, miner Bickford D. lawyer Broomley John, miner Choate D.merch’t and Dist. Collector, Main St. Choate M. clerk, Main st. Choate N. miner, Main st. Cory Isaac, blacksmith, Main st. Crus A. miner, Schnable’s Quartz Mills Cummings H. farmer, Cunningham M. miner, Curtis D. B. miner, North Ravine, Curtis George, farmer, Doig Thomas, miner Earns J. miner Eastman Stephen, miner Foch C. miner, Schnable’s Quartz Mill, Ophir Franks F. J. lawyer, N. Ravine, near Ophir Hani C. miner, Schnable’s Quartz Mill, Harsh George, miner Hathaway W. watchmaker, Main St, Heath A. water agent Hendon A. P. preacher Holden Thomas, miner Hussey Capt. John, hotel keeper Jamison Stephen, miner Luchsingen F. miner Lopez Jno. miner Leaigh Jno. prop. Exchange Saloon, Main st Lamphere J. miner Kaiser F. miner Kaiser John, cooper, Placer Quartz Mill Kirk Frank, miner Knight Geo. farther Kirk John F. milkman McCurday John, farmer McKelvy L. clerk, Main street McNeal John, miner Moore James, merchant Naeler E. miner Perry Dr. W. physician Pickens James, miner Pugh C. D. miner Reno Stephen, Justice of Peace Ritche Frank, miner Ritche Wm. miner Robinson S. miner Ross Edward, miner Sanderson H. A. clerk Schnable John, miner, Schnable’s Quartz Mill Scobey J. W. lawyer Shids Philip, miner, Placer Quartz Mill Smith Frank, miner, Smith Wm. miner, Main st. Soufrane Frank, miner Taylor G. W. carpenter, Main st. Throp Thos. miner Till Geo. miner, Ophir Tize M. miner, Schnable’s Quartz Mill Uwmon Wm. miner, Schnable’s Quartz Mill Winters _______, farmer Wright Thos....

1861 Directory of Yankee Jims California

1861 Directory of Yankee Jims California Abbott James, miner Adams George, miner Adams L. miner Adams Timothy, miner Ambriester S. miner Anderson William, (colored) porter Andrews Christian, miner Andrews Joseph, miner Armsden Joseph, miner Baker Artemas jr. miner Baker Artemas, miner Balch George, blacksmith Balch, Geo. blacksmith Barnhill Robert, miner Barron Fletcher, miner Barstow William, express agent Barstow Wm. express agent Battman J. W. miner Baxter N. M. miner Beckford A. miner Beilderman Conrad, saloon-keeper Benedict Louis, teamster Benjamin John, miner Bennett Jo. miner Biteley Robert, dairyman, Booth Arthur, miner Bowman S. W. miner Bradley S. R. miner Brown Chas. miner Brown Samuel, miner Burdell Geo. miner, Burdell George, miner Burns Hugh, miner Burrow A. F. miner, Burrow Aaron, miner, Burrow Eli, miner Campbell A. miner Carlisle C. W. miner Castrum J. B. miner Champion L. miner Christian James, miner Coffin Wm. L. soda factory Condon Henry, miner Condon Joseph, miner Cooney John, miner Copenhagen G. merchant Cranage Wm. miner Crane H. F. miner Crane R. W. miner Crary Wm. miner Cravens R. O. miner Davis Fletcher, miner Denny Michael, miner Desoisa Manuel, miner Devine John, miner Dewarto Francisco, miner Dotry Francisco, miner Doyle Wm. H. Drinkhouse Robt. miner Duck Wm. merchant Duncan Adam, miner Dunn Edward, miner Eckle, Lawrence, miner Elton Samuel Emmens F. M. miner Farrell Jonathan, miner Farthing T. miner Fife B. F. miner Findlin John, miner Fish Louis, miner Fitz Gerald James, miner Forward S. R, lumberman Frasier J. C. miner Friedlander S. merchant Fullwiler A. miner Furg W. miner Games J. M. miner Gardner Charles B. miner Goodwin Henry, miner Gregg John, miner Haley...

1861 Directory of Todd’s Valley California

1861 Directory of Todd’s Valley California Allison J. G. tinsmith Anderson L. miner Arthur James, Jr. miner Arthur James, miner Bachelder Charles, miner Baker Arnold, miner Baker C. O. miner Baker P. Z. miner Ball W. H. miner Barnes A. miner Barnes W. miner Benedict N. merchant Bennett Joshua, lumberman Bennett William, lumberman Benninger Lewis, miner Bigelow V. G. miner Bishop A. J. miner Blackburn Joseph, miner Blanchard T. miner Blank William H. carpenter Bouty William Bowers Z. miner Bowley William, lumberman Boyles John M. miner Bradley G. N. miner Bradley John, butcher Bradley T. J. butcher Bradley William J. lumberman Brady M. miner Brown A. D. carpenter Brown Dr. William, miner Brown J. B. (colored) barber Brown L. W. miner Brown Pat, miner Bryan H. S. miner Buckner John, miner Bullock J. W. miner Bunn H. W. Ditch Superintendent Burnell E. S. lumberman Burnham L. blacksmith Burrell T. J. miner Burtley John, trader Cadman Thos. miner Carlson John, miner Carmicle A. miner Carmicle J. S. miner Casey Edward, miner Casey Thomas, miner Cawsa John, miner Colquett Henry, miner Conner John, miner Constable Chas. miner Crane C. A. miner Crary Joseph, miner Crassman J. S. sawmill proprietor Crawell Thomas, miner Dickerson ______, ranchman Dodds Thomas, saloon-keeper Donley M. livery stable proprietor Donley Patrick, miner Dorr C. miner Dorr Henry, miner Downs George, hotel keeper Decker George W. shoemaker Eddy John, miner Elser John, stableman Fitz Gerald E. dairyman Fitz Simmons H. lawyer Flinn Patrick, miner Fox James, miner Frasier S. miler French John, miner Hackett C. miner Hall H. R. miner Hall R. B. miner Halleek W. G. ranchman...

1861 Directory of Virginia California

1861 Directory of Virginia California Abbott A. J. livery stable Aldrich E. S. clerk Aldrich Geo. D. merchant Anderson B. D. hotel-keeper, Mt. Pleasant House, Turnpike Road Bell A. O. farmer Betts G. H. laborer Bake H. H. miner Blankenship J. H. hotel-keeper, Main St Colburn Thos. miner Coleman Thos. W. miner Cowen J. B. miner Curtis, W. R. hotel keeper Evans Ben. Evertt G. merchant Evertt P. merchant Finley D. J. L. physician and surgeon Haggard Martin, miner Harrington John, miner Hirst O. W. blacksmith, Main St, Holcomb James, miner, Mugginsville, Horn William, watchman Jones Jno miner Jackson L. clerk, Main St. Keener E. miner Kelly W. J. miner Lyons R. W. miner Magly P. butcher Mankiney P. butcher Marks M. merchant, Main St. Marshall S. W. miner Mayo U. blacksmith McCray J. G. farmer McGinnis G. miner Means W. C. bar-keeper Miller R. H. miner Nickerson R. M. saloon keeper, Main St Owens J. W. constable Philips Theo. butcher Philips Thos. butcher Purdy J. E. merchant, Main st Rainbean Chas. miner Rattle Jno. S. miner Reamer E. miner, Auburn Ravine Renoer Wm. carpenter, Commercial Rice Chas. farmer, Auburn Ravine Richards H. R. miner Roberts Henry, miner Robinson C. W. miner, Auburn Ravine Robinson W. B. saloon-keeper, Main St. Sanders C. C. hotel keeper, Main St. Smith C. barber Stuart C. H. physician & surgeon Teeter E. miner Vance James, miner Vanitta Isaac, miner Vincent Chas. miner Voidt Chas. miner Wolford C. L. miner Young John,...
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