Papers of Henry Z. Osborne, 1878-1924.
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Miles was born in Westminster, Massachusetts, on his family's farm. He worked in Boston, read military history, and mastered military principles and techniques, including battle drills. Miles was working as a crockery store clerk in Boston when the American Civil War began. He entered the Union Army as a volunteer on September 9, 1861, and fought in many crucial battles. He became a lieutenant in the 22nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and was commissioned a lieutenant colonel of t...
President William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States. He was beginning his second term as President after winning the election in 1900. On Sept. 5, 1901 he and his wife were attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York when he was shot by as assassin waiting in line to shake his hand. After being attended by physicians, he was resting at the exposition's director's home in Buffalo, NY. He seemed to be recovering when his condition rapidly worsened on Sept. 14th. P...
Thomas Robert Bard (1841-1915), U.S. Senator from California from 1900 to 1905 and president of the Union Oil Company, was born in Pennsylvania where he studied law. He came to California in 1865 to take charge of the large land holdings of eastern owners in Ventura County and was instrumental in the subsequent development of land and petroleum in the area. Bard laid out the town of Hueneme, CA, and was involved in many Ventura County business ventures. From the description of Papers...
Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr., son of President Ulysses S. Grant, (b. July 22, 1852, Bethel, Ohio-d. September 25, 1929, on the Ridge Route, north of Los Angeles, California), lawyer, investor and entrepreneur....
Henry Edwards Huntington (1850-1927), founder of the Huntington Library, was born in Oneonta, New York. In 1892 he went to San Francisco to work for his uncle, Collis Potter Huntington, who was President of the Southern Pacific Railway Company. After Collis's death in 1900 and Henry's purchase of the Shorb ranch in 1902, Henry moved his business interests to the Los Angeles area, organizing the Pacific Electric Railway Company, the Huntington Land and Improvement Company, and other real estate a...
Charles D. Willard, newspaperman, author, and publicity director, was born in Illinois and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1883. He moved to California and worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles times and the Herald newspapers. In 1891 he became secretary of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and in 1894 Willard started the magazine, The land of sunshine (taken over soon afterward by Charles Fletcher Lummis). In 1897 he was made manager of the Los Angeles express newspaper. ...
Collis P. Huntington was President of the Southern Pacific Railroad at the time this letter was written (1892). He tells his Fresno District Superintendent, James L. Frazier, that he is glad the latter's family is comfortably situated in the Pollaskey house, Fresno. From the description of Huntington correspondence, 1892. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 36847465 Financier and railroad executive. From the description of Papers of Collis Potter Hun...
The Southern Pacific Railroad was founded in 1865 and was purchased in 1869 by Collis Huntington, Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker and Mark Hopkins, better known as the Big Four. It was the first railroad to connect Los Angeles to the rest of California and its lines extended as far as New Orleans. In 1901, the Union Pacific Railroad bought 38% of Southern Pacific stock and took control of the company, but the Union Pacific was ultimately forced to divest these shares in 1912 by the U.S. Supreme...
Marcus Alonzo Hanna was born on September 24, 1837, in New Lisbon (in 1895 renamed Lisbon), Ohio, to Dr. Leonard and Samantha Hanna. Leonard's father, Benjamin Hanna, a Quaker of Scotch-Irish descent, was a wealthy store owner in New Lisbon. Dr. Hanna practiced in Columbiana County, where New Lisbon was located, until he suffered a spinal injury while riding. After the accident, he joined the family business, B., L., and T. Hanna, by now a major grocery and goods brokering firm. Samantha, née Co...
Shortridge was a U.S. senator from California, and McClellan was chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. From the description of Letter : Washington D.C., to R[euben] F. McClellan, Los Angeles (Calif.), 1925 Feb. 24. (Natural History Museum Foundation, Los Angeles County). WorldCat record id: 24038442 ...
Editor of the Daily Free Press (Ventura, Calif.). From the description of Stephen Bowers letters received, 1882-1902. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122387742 Stephen Bowers was a Methodist minister who was interested in the geology and archaeology of southern California. From the description of Correspondence, 1860-1915. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122440009 Painter (Richmond, Surrey, England)...
Perkins was a politician and a businessman, of Calif. He served as governor (1880-1883) and U.S. Senator (1893-1915). From the description of George C. Perkins family papers, 1873-1931 (bulk 1873-1920). (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122441455 ...
McKenna served as a U.S. Congresman from California (1885-1892), U.S. Circuit Judge (1892-1897), U.S. Attorney General (1897-1898), and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1898-1925). From the description of Opinion, 1911. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235102929 ...
Signed by Leland Stanford, President of the C.P.R.R. Co. and E.H. Miller, Jr., Secretary of the C.P.R.R. Co. From the description of Land sale document to Samuel Manning, 1870 Aug. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864271 California Central Railroad Company (CPRR); inc. 21 Apr. 1857; located at Folsom, Sacramento County; sold to Central Pacific Railroad, Nov. 10, 1864; in 1885 the Central Pacific Railroad was leased by the Southern Pacific Company (reorganized 1899 as Ce...
Henry Z. Osborne (1848-1923), child of Zenas Osborne and Juliaette Bristol Osborne, was born in new Lebanon, N.Y., on October 4, 1848. From New York, Osborne moved to New Orleans, where he worked as a printer, reporter, and newspaper correspondent before moving to California. Osborne spent the majority of his adult life in California, residing in Bodie until the early 1880's when he moved to Los Angeles. While in Bodie and Los Angeles, Osborne was active in publishing, politics and mining ventur...