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The Days of '49
On the 3rd of January 1892, the San Francisco Call published a special edition dedicated to the men, women and businesses that were responsible for building the city of San Francisco. The special edition contained biographic sketches of 100 prominent individuals as well as brief histories of 34 business enterprises in the city. The following is a listing of the persons and businesses contained in this special edition:
Distinguished Men of the Time
Dr. Charles A. Clinton, born Ireland 1850
Dr. W. E. Taylor, born Virginia 7 Dec 1837
Edwin J. Fraser, M.D., b. Haldimand County, Canada West 14 Aug 1830
Frederick J. Hund, M.D., b. Homberg, Germany 1858
Otto H. Hund, M.D., b. Germany 1857
W. A. Harvey, M.D., b. Monticello, Mo.
S. Hatfield, architect, b. Yarmouth, Nova Scotia 1841
Dr. C. A. Bonesteel
Joseph P. Kelly, lawyer, b. San Francisco 13 Nov 1861
John M. Chretien, lawyer, b. San Francisco 29 Aug 1853
M. H. Logan, M.D., b. Illinois 1855
John A. Wall, lawyer, b. Mount Eden, California 7 Oct 1860
Stanislas Strozynski, ladies hair dresser
W. H. H. Hart, Attorney-General, b. England 1848
Walter Gallagher, lawyer, b. Pittsburg, Pa. 1854
S. C. Denson, lawyer, b. Illinois 1839
Thomas D. Riordan, lawyer, b. San Francisco 1855
F. C. Cleary, attorney, b. California
James T. Boyd, lawyer, b. New York
Dr. J. H. Hatch, dentist, b. Vermont 1839
Amos Mecartney, capitalist, b. Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
C. A. Luckhardt, mining engineer-chemist, b. Germany
G. W. Granniss, capitalist, b. New York 1825
Dr. William Botsford, b. Sackville, New Brunswick 1843
J. M. G. Ewey, businessman, b. Albany, New York
George H. Sanderson, mayor, b. Boston, Mass. 1825
Timothy Guy Phelps, US Collector of Customs, b. Chenango Co., New York 1824
Charles M. Leavy, Chief Appraiser, b. Germany, age 53
E. P. Danforth, politician, b. Boston, Mass. 1854
Capt. John C. Currier, US Pension Agent, b. Rockingham Co., New Hampshire
William G. Long, US Marshall, b. Tomaston, Maine
Gen. John F. Sheehan, Registrar of the US Land Office
Hon. Thomas O'Brien, Tax Collector, b. Halifax, Nova Scotia
James D. Phelan, Vice Pres. Cal. Worlds Fair Commission, b. San Francisco 20 Apr 1861
J. H. Durst, City & County Attorney, b. Colusa, California, age 32
Hon. John Sweet, Superintendent of City Schools, b. Pittsfield, NH 1830
Charles S. Tilton, City & County Surveyor, b. Lowell, Mass., age 50
Dr. J. H. Widber, City & County Treasurer, b. Maine
Judge James V. Coffey, b. New York City 1846
Dr. O. O. Burgess, b. New York 1831
Hon. Creed Haymond, lawyer, b. Beverly, Virginia 22 Apr 1836
Hon. J. N. E. Wilson, attorney, b. California 1856
Hon. Eugene F. Bert, lawyer and politician, b. San Francisco
Charles F. Hanlon, lawyer, b. New York City 1856
James A. Waymire, attorney, b. Buchanan Co., Mo. 9 Dec 1842
Alexander Campbell Jr., attorney, b. San Francisco 8 Oct 1852
Meyer Jacobs, lawyer, b. San Francisco, age 35
Joseph Rothschild, attorney, b. California
Justice Charles N. Fox, b. Redford, Mich. 1829
Gen. John T. Carey, attorney, b. Clay Co., Mo.
Gen George A. Johnson, lawyer, b. Maryland 1829
Col. J. P. Jackson, Asst. US Treasurer, b. Cleveland, Ohio 1833
Gen. W. H. Dimond, business-man, b. Honolulu, Hawaii
Isaac Lawrence Requa, b. Tarrytown, New York
Dr. Joseph Pescia, b. Genoa, Italy
A. H. Ricketts, lawyer
H. H. Lawrence, politician, b. Yates Co., New York 1825
John A. Benson, engineer, b. Jefferson Co., New York 1846
H. Clay Miller, Auditor of Customs, b. South Bend, Ind. 1844
Dr. H. C. French, b. Leicester, England
Judge Robert Thompson
John T. Harris, real estate dealer, b. Ohio 1832
Charles S. Laumeister, Sheriff of the City & County
Hon. Paris Kilburn, Surveyor of the Port, b. Pennsylvania 1837
P. A. Dolan, real estate agent
Dr. T. J. LeTourneux, M.D., b. Montreal, Canada 24 Sep 1847
Col. Lyman Bridges, engineer, b. Worcester, Mass.
H. C. Firebaugh, lawyer, b. Ohio 1843
Benjamin F. Bergen, lawyer, b. Schuyler Co., Illinois 22 Jun 1838
Charles A. Garter, US District Attorney
George W. Lee, License Collector, b. Philadelphia, Pa.
William H. Jordan, attorney, b. Cincinnati, Ohio 3 Sep 1849
C. F. Bassett, Pres. Of the Board of Harbor Commissioners, b. Vermont
Collis P. Huntington, railroad builder, b. Harwinton, Conn. 22 Oct 1821
Franklin P. Bull, lawyer
Dr. W. L. Dickinson
Gen. W. H. Pratt, US Surveyor-General, b. East Haddam, Conn.
James C. Maguire, lawyer, politician
Col. Isaac Trumbo, businessman, b. Genoa, Nevada 9 Sep 1858
Charles S. Wieland, brewer
A. O. Colton, attorney, b. Vermont
Luke G. Sresovich, businessman, b. Ragusa, Austria, age 40
C. M. Jennings, attorney, b. Ohio Dec 1855
Henry Miller, cattleman
Thomas U. Sweeney
John C. Quinn, Collector of Internal Revenue, b. El Dorado Co., California 1858
Edward Barron, b. County Waterford, Ireland 24 Jun 1832
James D. Page, lawyer, b. San Jose, California 3 May 1853
Dr. R. D. Johnson, b. San Jose, California 1860
Dr. G. Fichtner, b. Brunswick, Germany 1847
Charles McQuesten, M.D.
Dr. J. Leffler, b. Iowa 1842
George G. Gere, M.D., b. Chenango Co., New York 1848
Charles C. McDougall, architect, b. San Francisco
Dr. W. L. Dickenson, b. Tennessee
Ladies of Society
Laura Lee McDonald, b. California
Edith Highton, b. San Francisco
Teen Goodall, b. San Francisco
Cora Caduc, b. California
Mary Louise Phelan, b. San Francisco
Leaders in Trade
J.J. O'Brien & Co.
Golden Rule Bazaar
O'Connor, Moffatt & Co.
City of Paris
H. Roman & Co.
Descalso & Frank
Sanborn, Vail & Co.
Wolf & Frank
The Spring Valley Water Works of San Francisco
The California Insurance Co.
First National Bank
The Donohoe-Kelly Banking Co.
The Hibernia Bank
The Occidental Hotel
Murphy, Grant & Co.
Easton, Eldridge & Co.
The Union Ice Co.
Pacific Gas Improvement Co.
The State Investment and Insurance Co.
Gladding, McBean & Co.
Fidelity Mutal Aid Association
Siebe Brothers & Plagemann
Sbarboro & Co.
New York Underwriters
John A. Roebling's Sons & Co.
Santa Clara College
Pacific Business College
The College of Notre Dame