16 January 2018

RootsTech 2018 - Will I See You There?

CONFERENCES!

I do love me a good genealogy conference.  Next month I will be attending RootsTech for the very first time.  National genealogy conferences usually have around 1000-1500 attendees.  I was told that around 25,000 people attend RootsTech.  The more the merrier I always say.

In the coming weeks I will be writing about how to prepare for a national conference - what to wear, what to bring, and more.

For now, have a gander at the photos below and you can see for yourself why I love me a good genealogy conference.

George and Drew


Randy Seaver and Cheryl Palmer and Peter the Parrot

Donna Pointkouski, Lisa Alzo, Sandra Benward and Me

Elizabeth Swaney-O'Neal and Me

 Ron Arons

Among all the genealogists in the room:  Caroline Marshall Pointer, Tonia Kendrick, Me, Elyse Doerflinger, Diana Ritchie, Elizabeth Swaney-O'Neal, Kathryn Doyle

Name Badge Swag

l-r: Randy Seaver, Janet Hovorka, Lisa Alzo, Amy Urman, Angela Packer McGhie and Me

29 December 2017

Selected Genealogical Abstracts from the California Statutes 1873-74



A copy of this publication can be found HERE.


ACTS OF EQUALITY FOR WOMEN

Chapter 257, pg 356
An Act to make women eligible for educational offices

Chapter 667, pg 938
An Act to prevent discrimination against female school teachers - they shall in all cases receive the same compensation as is allowed male teachers

LEAVES OF ABSENCE

Chapter 48, pg 42
A 6 month leave of absence is granted to Henry M. Isaacs, Treasurer of Inyo County

Chapter 51, pg 46
A 4 month leave of absence is granted to J. B. Scott, Sheriff of Alpine County

Chapter 109, pg 129
A 3 month leave of absence is granted to C. Burden, Coroner and Public Administrator of Tuolumne County

Chapter 119, pg 153
A 90 day leave of absence is granted to D. B. Merry, Nevada County Surveyor

Chapter 486, pg 718
A 90 day leave of absence is granted to Whitman H. Hill County Clerk of El Dorado County


PAYMENTS MADE BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Chapter 57, pg 57
$1500 payment to W. Rowland, Sheriff of Los Angeles County for services rendered in the capture of Andon Leiva and in the pursuit and dispersion of Tiburcio Vasquez, Cliovara Chavais, Romuelo Gonzales and others known as the Tres Pinos murderers and highwaymen

Chapter 58, pg 57
$3200 payment to J. H. Adams, Sheriff of Santa Clara County for services rendered in the capture of Andon Leiva and in the pursuit and dispersion of Tiburcio Vasquez, Cliovara Chavais, Romuelo Gonzales and others known as the Tres Pinos murderers and highwaymen

Chapter 89, pg 100
$300 payment to George A. Blanchard for services as Clerk of the Board of Stamp Commissioners

Chapter 98, pg 105
$250 per month for a period of 2 years payment to General John A. Sutter

Chapter 101, pg 108
$102.43 payment to Newton Benedict for copying indices for the Legislature for the 19th session

Chapter 118, pg 152
$1400 payment to B. K. Thorn, Sheriff of Calaveras County, for services rendered in the capture of Jose B. Coyado and Andreas Molino and in pursuit of Paul Thibeaux Denny and others known as the Coyado Band

Chapter 200, pg 298
$200 payment to A. A. Bennett for services rendered as architect of the State Armory and Governor's Mansion in Sacramento

Chapter 234, pg 338
$500 payment to be made by the City of Oakland, Alameda County to W. W. Foote for legal services rendered in the matter of the removal of the county seat from San Leandro to the City of Oakland

Chapter 281, pg 389
$1392 payment to Andrew Wasson, Sheriff of Monterey County for attempting to arrest Tiburcio Vasquez and his band of bandits after the commission of the Tres Pinos murder

Chapter 354, pg 517
$100 per month for 2 years payment to James W. Marshall

Chapter 358, pg 519
$2099.25 payment to John Breuner for materials furnished and labor done repairing the State Capitol
$413.25 payment to C. H. Krebs for materials furnished for repairs to the State Capitol
$2135 payment to J. T. Clark for materials furnished and labor done repairing the State Capitol
$1560.37 payment to T. C. Benteen for materials furnished and labor done repairing the State Capitol

Chapter 359, pg 520
$4000 payment to W. Coggswell for the purchase of portraits of ex-Governors P. H. Burnett, M. S. Latham, John G. Downey, F. F. Low, L. Stanford and H. H. Haight and upon completion shall deliver to the State Library

Chapter 361, pg 521
$1500 payment to Alexander Deering for legal services rendered as attorney in suits concerning the possession and control of Yosemite Valley

Chapter 398, pg 570
$200 payment to N. Fitzgerald for teaching school in the Lake City School District of Modoc County

Chapter 458, pg 690
$499.91 payment to J. N. Bailey for sidewalks on 12th Street from Fallon Street to the bridge over San Antonio Creek in the City of Oakland, Alameda County

Chapter 560, pg 793
$200 payment to Joseph Legget for services rendered as an examining teacher in the City and County of San Francisco



MISCELLANEOUS



Chapter 23, pg 22
An Act authorizing the Governor of the State of California to pay expenses and offer a reward for $15,000 for the arrest and delivery to the proper authorities the body or bodies of T. Vasquez and his associates who are charged with the murder of Davidson, Redford and others at Tres Pinos in Monterey County and various robberies in Fresno County

Chapter 52, pg 46
A duplicate soldier's bounty warrant, #6844, in the amount of $40 is issued to Morris Wolf

Chapter 166, pg 229
Isaac E. Davis and Henry Cowell are authorized to lay down water pipes in the Town of Santa Cruz for the purpose of furnishing fresh water to the inhabitants

Chapter 327, pg 474
An Act authorizing relatives or friends of all deceased persons now buried on the lands of Juan B. Castro of Monterey County to remove them

Chapter 475, pg 707
The County of Napa shall pay M. B. Pond, MD a sum as they find reasonably worth for the medical attendance upon and medicines furnished to one J. W. Dodson during his affliction with smallpox 


Chapter 513, pg 749
An Act ordering any indictment against Henry Meiggs, formerly a resident of California and now of South America, for offenses committed prior to 1 January 1855




27 December 2017

Getting To Know You

We all know that genealogists sometimes have "other" lives.  We all do some networking (schmoozing) when we get together at seminars and conferences.  But have you taken the time to really get to know fellow genealogists?  Some of their "other" interests may surprise you.

For instance, I recently learned that one of my genealogical idols - Dr. William M. Litchman - is an accomplished square dancer and a professional square dance caller.  He even does seminars and lectures on the subject.

If you have ever participated in the NGSQ Study Group online, then you will, of course, recognize Dr. Litchman's name.  This study is based on the model set forth by Dr. William M. Litchman where each participant reads the selected article from the NGSQ several times making notes about the research techniques, evidence, and logic used in solving the genealogy problem. Members meet online for 60 to 90 minutes to discuss the methodology used in the article and take turns moderating the discussions.

I have never had the honor of meeting Dr. Litchman in person or through social media, however, knowing that there's such a fun side to the analytical side of Dr. Litchman makes me admire him even more.

Genealogical research is a passion for me but I do have other interests.  


I adore ballroom dancing.  



There is always a jigsaw puzzle in progress on my dining room table.  



I love reading fiction about vampires and witches and anything Stephen King, but will NOT watch a scary movie. And speaking of movies and TV shows, I'm a great fan of SciFi, fantasy, and musicals.  I am hoping to go see "The Greatest Showman" in the theater soon.

So what about you?  Other than genealogy, what interests do you have?  In the coming new year, make it a point to get to know each other better.

21 December 2017

A Juicy Nugget From The California Statutes

I have been abstracting the California State Statutes, gleaning names and events of genealogical interest and posting them here on my blog.  Every so often I come across an entry that just begs for my attention.  This time a little nugget in the 1865-66 statutes.  There is an act authorizing a payment to S. F. Doane for his services as a witness in the Horace Smith case.  Who was S. F. Doane and why was he being paid for being a witness?  What was the Horace Smith case?

On January 1, 1861, at 10:30 am, Horace Smith stabbed and killed a man named Samuel T. Newell in San Francisco.  Both men lived in Auburn, Placer County.  Apparently, Samuel Newell had said some very improper things about Smith's wife.  The story is that Newell had met a rich young lady and a marriage announcement was impending.  That is until Smith's wife told the young lady that Newell was married and already had a wife.  The young lady then broke off all contact with Newell.  This infuriated Newell and he bad mouthed Smith's wife.  Not only bad mouthed her but was telling everyone that he was the father of her child and not Horace Smith.  Newell then went to San Francisco and Smith was right behind him.  Smith found Newell on Sacramento Street went right up to him and slugged him a good one.  Newell stumbled into an open clothing store, Smith followed and stabbed Newell in the neck and then in the back.  Smith then wiped the bloody knife on his coat, replaced it in its sheath and then grabbed the arm of a man standing there and walked away.

The man he grabbed was his brother-in-law Judge J. H. Hardy and together they walked to the police station where Smith turned himself in.  Judge Hardy was the presiding judge when Chief Justice David S. Terry was acquitted of the murder David Broderick, which is another story altogether.  Smith's lawyer immediately petitioned the court for a change of venue.  The judge in San Francisco denied the petition.  A group of influential friends of Horace Smith petitioned the California State Legislature and an Act was proposed which the Governor vetoed but was passed (56-16) to allow the change of venue.  The judge again refused stating it was unconstitutional.  So it was taken to the Supreme Court which ruled that the change of venue was not unconstitutional and so the trial was moved to Auburn in Placer County.

Horace Smith was acquitted.  Judge J. H. Hardy was indicted by the Grand Jury of San Francisco County for being accessory before the fact to the murder of Samuel Newell, got a change of venue to Alameda County and was acquitted because none of the witnesses examined were able to place him at the scene of the murder.

But the story doesn't end there.

On October 28, 1863, a man named W. H. Johnson shot Horace Smith in Virginia City, Nevada Territory.  Smith had been Johnson's attorney and wanted payment from Johnson.  An argument ensued and Johnson shot Smith.  In March 1864, Johnson was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 5 years in prison. 


Just 2 months later, a petition signed by 222 people was presented to Governor Nye of the Nevada Territory asking him to pardon Johnson which he did 3 months later in August 1864.

Both Samuel T. Newell and Horace Smith were buried at Lone Mountain Cemetery in San Francisco.  The cemetery was opened in 1854, renamed Laurel Hill Cemetery in 1867 and in 1940 the entire cemetery was moved to Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma.

Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records Digital Collections
Daily Alta California, 15 July 1861
Sacramento Daily Union, October 29, 1863
Daily Alta California December 25, 1863

20 December 2017

Selected Genealogical Abstracts from the California Statutes - 1865-66



A copy of this publication can be found HERE.



NAME CHANGES


Chapter 7, pg 4
The names of Minnie Rice and George F. rice, minor children of Mary, wife of Charles N. Fox of the County of San Mateo are hereby changed as follows:  Minnie Fox and George Bent Fox

Chapter 8, pg 4
The name of Thomas Nelson of Trinity County is hereby changed to Lars Peterson

Chapter 26, pg 14
The name of Samuel Snapper is hereby changed to Samuel Douglass Bond

Chapter 32, pg 18
The name of Taylor Logan of Sonoma County is hereby changed to Taylor Rogers

Chapter 36, pg 22
The name of John Mains Seldon is hereby changed to John Mains;
The name of John Mains Seldon, Jr. is hereby changed to John Mains, Jr.; The name of Charles Lauren Seldon is hereby changed to Charles Lauren Mains; The name of James Nelson Seldon is hereby changed to James Nelson Mains

Chapter 38, pg 24
The name of Ida Jerelind Spear is hereby changed to Ida Jane Morrill

Chapter 77, pg 54
The name of George Heffren is hereby changed to George H. Lewis
The name of James Heffren is changed to James H. Hamell

Chapter 82, pg 57
The name of Lily Ann Crittenden is hereby changed to Lille Ann Cutter

Chapter 84, pg 57
The name of Erwin Webster Stewart, a resident of Amador County is hereby changed to Webster Smith; The name of Sarah E. Stweart, a resident of Amador County is hereby changed to Sarah E. Smith

Chapter 103, pg 86
The name of Carlos Moore is hereby changed to James Carlos Edwards

Chapter 107, pg 92
The name of William Vaughan is hereby changed to William V. Lanfar

Chapter 108, pg 92
The name of Harry Thompson is hereby changed to John Jacob Holz

Chapter 110, pg 93
The name of Addie Laird is hereby changed to Addie E. Long

Chapter 134, pg 119
The name of Bridget Louisa Howard is hereby changed to Margaret Louisa Byrne

Chapter 139, pg 122
The name of William Jones is hereby changed to William R. L. Jones

Chapter 171, pg 154
The name of H. H. Custer is hereby changed to H. H. Coster

Chapter 172, pg 155
The name of Lucy Ada Ladd is hereby changed to Sarah Stowell Smith

Chapter 194, pg 174
The name of Laura Henry is hereby changed to Laura Ellen Hellyer

Chapter 272, pg 305
The name of Carlos Moon is hereby changed to James Carlos Edwards



PAYMENTS MADE BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Chapter 6, pg 4
$2259.23 payment to Mrs. N. F. Brown for translating into Spanish the laws passed at the 15th Session of the Legislature

Chapter 59, pg 40
$4220 payment to J. A. Moultrie for services as County Judge of Mono County

Chapter 109, pg 92
$426.98 payment to O. M. Clayes for printing the land laws of the State of California

Chapter 218, pg 218
$139.50 payment to John A. Baxter for mileage in conveying the election returns of the late Presidential election from the county seat of Del Norte County to the office of the Secretary of State in Sacramento

Chapter 300, pg 332
$1500 payment to M. C. Bateman from the City and County of San Francisco for loss sustained in the support of inmates of the City Hospital during the flood of 1862

Chapter 484, pg 626
$103 payment to S. F. Doane for services as witness in the Horace Smith trial

Chapter 522, pg 680
$92 payment to C. Burden for items furnished to the County Hospital in Tuolumne County 

Chapter 551, pg 771
$2600 payment to James R. Traverse to compensate him for damages sustained by him in the breaking of a carriage and injuring of horses by reason of Jackson Street in the City and County of San Francisco being out of repair

Chapter 558, pg 781
$99.81 payment to John D. Crowley for labor and materials furnished in constructing shelves in the State Library

Chapter 579, pg 808
$44.33 payment to George I. Lytle for newspapers furnished the office of Secretary of State

Chapter 590, pg 815
$96 payment to Alexander Gibson for furnishing frames, glass, backs, cord and tassels to sundry pictures in the State Reform School

Chapter 610, pg 837
$2012 payment to Garrett Welton for services rendered in the construction of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum in the City and County of San Francisco



MISCELLANEOUS


Chapter 14, pg 8
Elihu Anthony and F. A. Hihn are authorized to lay down water pipes in the streets of the Town of Santa Cruz for the purpose of providing fresh water to the inhabitants

Chapter 85, pg 58
E. H. Perry is authorized to construct a turnpike road from a point on the Sonora and Mono Road near West Walker River to a point in Antelope Valley and the right to collect toll for travel on said road

Chapter 100, pg 83
Jose Maria Loureyro, Jose Arnaz, Juan Camarillo, Angel Escandon, A. Packard and Victor Ustusaustegui are authorized to build a wharf in Santa Barbara County between Point Magu and Las Pitas

Chapter 150, pg 132
Mart T. Smith is authorized to construct a wharf in the bay at Punta Arenas in the County of Mendocino

Chapter 177, pg 158
J. B. Estis and Lew M. Warden are authorized to construct a turnpike road from Cloverdale in Sonoma County to Harrison Standley's Ranch

Chapter 192, pg 173
John Y. Wilson and George W. Stevens are authorized to carry on and maintain the business of killing, curing, packing and preserving meats within the City and County of San Francisco

Chapter 193, pg 174
Edward Bent is authorized to construct a dam across the channel of the stream in the Town of Martinez in Contra Costa County known as the Arroya del Hambra

Chapter 252, pg 277
John Lawley is authorized to construct a turnpike road from Edward Ebey's residence in the County of Napa through St. Helena Canon and over St. Helena range of mountains to Sigler Valley by Sigler Canon in Lake County a distance of about 20 miles

Chapter 264, pg 287
Theodore A. Linn, Joseph F. Montgomery, A. A. Hadley and John Ray are authorized to construct a turnpike road from Upper Mattole Valley to Shelter Cove in Humboldt County

Chapter 269, pg 304
William Smith is authorized to lay down gas pipes in the Town of Napa

Chapter 291, pg 323
J. Q. A. Tilton is authorized to construct a turnpike road from the point where the main county road crosses the San Mateo Creek following the present road known as "Crystal Spring Road" to a point near Spanishtown Half Moon Bay

Chapter 364, pg 445
Charles C. Butler Jr. and G. Foster are authorized to construct a wire suspension bridge from Cliff House to a point in the ocean known as Seal Rock

Chapter 373, pg 455
E. J. Stephens is authorized to build a chute and moorings at Ferguson's Landing in Mendocino County

Chapter 394, pg 480
William Codington, Jonathan Clark, Casper S. Ricks, T. D. Felt and W. B. Dobyns of Humboldt County and John Simpson, Hiram Willits and William Heizer of Mendocino County are authorized to construct a turnpike road from the present settlement on the Eel River in Humboldt County to Long Valley in Mendocino County

Chapter 400, pg 488
H. H. Smith, John Mullet and J. D. Pratt are authorized to construct a turnpike road from Cave Valley to a point on the line of the Central Pacific Railroad near Auburn Station in the County of Placer

Chapter 401, pg 489
H. B. Tichenor and R. G. Byxbee are authorized to construct a railroad and wharf at the mouth of the Navarro River in Mendocino County

Chapter 433, pg 542
L. M. Curtis, W. G. Hunt, E. R. Lowe, J. D. Longhenour, S. N. Mewing, J. A. Hutton, G. W. Woodard, H. C. Yerby, Charles Traver, N. Wyckoff, R. Day, N. Coombs, J. D. Stephens, William Gordon and F. S. Freeman are authorized to construct a lock in Cache Creek at the outlet of Clear Lake in Lake County

Chapter 446, pg 568
James Nelson, H. J. May, Charles M. Baxter and William Kohl are authorized to extend the present line of their railroad along certain streets in the City of Petaluma in Sonoma County

Chapter 454, pg 585
Jos. Miller, John Montgomery and T. F. Miller are authorized to construct a wagon road from the Town of Susanville in Lassen County to the State line to the Owyhee River

Chapter 467, pg 605
R. J. Vanderwater is authorized to construct a railroad in certain streets in the City of Oakland in Alameda County

Chapter 524, pg 685
F. K. Shattuck, William Hillegass, J. H. Haste and C. Kirks are authorized to construct a railroad from the Central Coal Mine at Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County to the San Joaquin River

Chapter 560, pg 782
John Forney, J. B. Frisbie and Nathan Coombs are authorized to construct a public ferry across the Straits of Carquinez between the Town of Vallejo in Solano County and a point west of the Pinole Valley on Contra Costa County

Chapter 571, pg 801
Robert Stewart is authorized to construct a turnpike road from C. Foster's to Antelope Springs in Amador County

Chapter 576, pg 806
J. Henry Wood and A. N. Wood are authorized to construct a turnpike road in the County of Fresno commencing at a point 1/2 mile from the ranch of Henry Burrough between Sycamore and Dry Creek to a point known as Pine Ridge

Chapter 581, pg 808
Eben Hilton, Isaac Hobbs and Martin Wright are authorized to construct a wharf from the foot of Sonoma Street in the City of Vallejo  in Solano County

Chapter 585, pg 812
William Smith, Lorenzo Hubbard and A. D. Starr are authorized to construct a watercourse for the purpose of conducting a stream of water from the Yuba River to the City of Marysville for the purposes of motive power and irrigation

Chapter 595, pg 824
Lewis Schwartz and Charles F. Miller are authorized to construct a wharf near the Aptos Creek in the Bay of Monterey in the County of Santa Cruz

Chapter 598, pg 825
William B. Poer is authorized to construct a turnpike or wagon road from any point on the Kern River near the Town of Kernville in the County of Tulare by the most practicable route to Agua Caliente Valley in the northern part of Los Angeles County


LAWS


Chapter 64, pg 46
An Act where in all criminal actions where the husband is the party accused the wife shall be a competent witness and vice versa HOWEVER neither the husband nor the wife shall be compelled or allowed to testify in such cases unless by consent of both of them provided that in all cases of personal violence upon either by the other, the injured party shall be allowed to testify against the other

Chapter 281, pg 312
An Act to provide for the preservation of the Spanish Archives, Title Papers of Land Claims and Records in the custody of the United States Surveyor-General for California

Chapter 285, pg 316
An act that states any married woman may dispose of all her separate estate by will, absolutely, without consent of her husband

Chapter 294, pg 326
An Act to amend an Act entitles an Act to promote the study of anatomy. Section 4 is amended to read as follows:  Every physician shall before receiving such dead body give to the Board a certificate from the medical society of the county in which he resides that he is a fit person to receive such body and shall be used only for the promotion of anatomical science and so as not to outrage the public feeling after having been used the remains shall be properly buried in a public cemetery at the expense of the physician

Chapter 505, pg 641
An Act for the suppression of Chinese houses of ill fame



ESTATES AND GUARDIANSHIPS


Chapter 198, pg 191
Henry W. Halleck and Archibald C. Peachy, executors of the last will and testament of Joseph L. Folsom, deceased are authorized to sell real estate in the City and County of San Francisco

Chapter 322, pg 362
George H. Howard, guardian of William Henry Howard, minor child of William D. M. Howard is authorized to sell real estate of said minor in the State of California EXCEPT for property within the City and County of San Francisco

Chapter 333, pg 378
The guardian of Mary L. La Rue under the direction of the Probate Court of Sacramento shall have the power to borrow a sufficient sum of money to pay the debts of James A. La Rue, father of said minor

Chapter 385, pg 468
Jane A. Clark, wife of Reuben Clark, is authorized to sell and to mortgage any or all of her separate property in the City and County of San Francisco without the signature or acknowledgment of her husband Reuben Clark

Chapter 418, pg 528
The guardian of the minor children of John K. Osgood late of the City and County of San Francisco Nathalie Mary Osgood, Edith Rebecca Osgood, Amy Susan Osgood, E. Raymond Osgood and John Kirby Osgood is authorized to sell real estate in the City and County of San Francisco

Chapter 580, pg 808
Mary King, administratrix of Manuel King, deceased late of Amador County is authorized to sell the interest of Manuel King in a certain quartz mine near Drytown in Amador County

Chapter 618, pg 843
Romualdo Pacheco guardian of his infant children Mabel Ramona Pacheco and Romualdo Pacheco is authorized to sell real estate owned by the minors

Chapter 650, pg 869
Ellen Stockmon administratrix of the estate of D. E. Stockmon, deceased and guardian of Florence Stockmon and Ralph Stockmon minor heirs is authorized a tract of land known as the northwest quarter of Section 36 in Township 5 North Range 2 West of Mount Diablo Meridian







18 December 2017

Selected Genealogical Abstracts from the California Statutes - 1880


A copy of this publication can be found HERE.

Make sure to read all the way through - at the end is a listing of salaries of some public officials in the year 1880.

I also find, under Law category, Chapter 84 to be very weird.

LAWS

Chapter 20, pg 15
An Act to promote emigration from the State of California.  This Act made it illegal for any person or company engaged in the business of transportation of passengers to withhold or refuse anyone the right to purchase passage to a foreign country.

Chapter 29, pg 22
An Act to provide for the removal of Chinese, whose presence is dangerous to the well being of communities, outside the limits of cities and towns in the state of California.  This Act gave cities and towns the authority to remove the Chinese to a set-off specific area in which they could live.

In the City of Stockton, it was unlawful for the Chinese to live north of Harding Avenue up until the 1930's.

Chapter 32, pg 23
An Act relating to the appointment of aliens to positions under state, county, city or town officials.  The Act states that no person shall be employed as a deputy or clerk in any public office who is not a citizen of the United States.

Chapter 41, pg 28
An Act relating to apprentices and masters

Chapter 75, pg 77
An Act relating to the intoxication of officers.  Any officer of a town, village, city county or State who is found to be intoxicated shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall forfeit his office.

Chapter 83, pg 80
An Act to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquors in the state Capitol building.  If found guilty it is a misdemeanor and a fine of not less than $1000.

Chapter 84, pg 80
An Act making it unlawful for any person engaged in the business of baking to engage or permit others in his employ to engage in the labor of baking between the hours of 6:00pm on Saturday and 6:00pm on Sunday, PROVIDED HOWEVER, that restaurants, hotels and boarding houses are able to do their own baking during that time.  Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, imprisonment in the County Jail for not less than 1 month nor more than 6 months and fined not less than $25 nor more than $200.

Chapter 87, pg 82
The Insolvent Act of 1880 is created

Chapter 94, pg 102
An Act requiring the labeling of substances dangerous to human life

Chapter 126, pg 231
An Act to establish free public libraries and reading rooms



PAYMENTS MADE BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Chapter 46, pg 37
$1654.13 payment to California Artificial Stone Company for laying stone walks and avenues about the State Capitol

Chapter 89, pg 100
$1346.06 payment to W. S. Safford to repay him costs actually and necessarily incurred by him in the defense of a civil action brought him by the Attorney General in the name of the people of the State of California

Chapter 106, pg 117
Authorizing payment to C. G. Hidden, Charles V. Brockway, Moses Sprague, A. Morton, R. J. Merkley, Philip Herzog, George Peters, Samuel Poorman, Daniel Flint and Howell Clark for repairs made to the break in the levee in District One of Sacramento County

Chapter 113, pg 121
$1100 payment to the Society of California Pioneers for rent of rooms for the use of the Hastings College of Law for the 11 months ending July 1879


SALARIES OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS

Chapter 124, pg 137

All salaries are per year unless otherwise indicated.

Alderman - $1200 
Secretary to Alderman - $200 per month
House Delegate - $1200 
Clerk to House of Delegates - $200 per month
Keeper of a City Cemetery - $100 per month
Superintendent for House of Corrections - $250 per month
Mayor - $3000 
Clerk to the Mayor - $1800 
Sheriff - $6000 
Under Sheriff - $2400 
Bookkeeper to Sheriff - $2400 
Deputy - $1500 to $1600 
One Counsel/Attorney of Supreme Court - $1800 
Matron - $900 
Driver of Prison Wagon - $900 
City Auditor - $3000 
Deputy Auditor - $2400 
Clerk to Auditor - $1600 
City Treasurer - $3000 
Chief Deputy Treasurer - $2400
Deputy Treasurer - $2000
Tax Collector - $3000
Chief Deputy Tax Collector $2000
Cashier - $2000
Deputy Tax Collector - $1600
Assessor - $3000
Chief Office Deputy, Chief Field Deputy, Head Draughtsman - $2000
Assistant Draughtsman - $1800
Office Deputies - $1800
Part time Deputies - $5 per day
Recorder - $3000
Chief Deputy Recorder - $2400
Deputy Recorder - $1800
Porter/Watchman - $900 
County Clerk - $3000
Chief Deputy County Clerk - $2400
Courtroom Clerk & Registry Clerks - $2100
Assistant Registry Clerk - $1600
Copyist - $1600
Part time Copyist - $3 per day
District Attorney - $4000 
Assistant DA - $2400
Clerk - $1500
City or County Attorney - $4000
Assistant to City or County Attorney - $2400
Copyist - $900
Coroner - $3000 
1st Deputy Coroner - $1600
2nd Deputy Coroner - $1500
Messenger/Dead Wagon Driver - $900
Superintendent of Streets - $3000
Deputies - $125 to $200 per month
City or County Surveyor - $3000
Deputies - $5 per day
Superintendent of Schools - $3000
Police Judge - $4000
Prosecuting Attorney of the Police Court - $2400
Assistant PA - $1500
Presiding Justice of the Justice Court - $3000
Other Justices of the Peace - $2400
Clerk of the Justice Court - $2400
Deputy to Clerk of Justice Court - $1200
Collector of Licenses - $3000
Chief Deputy of Collector - $1800
Deputy of Collector - $1500
Election Commissioner - $3000
Deputy Election Commissioner- $1800
Election Officers (vote counting) - $3 per day
President of the Board of Police Commissioners - $1500
Police Commissioner - $1200
Chief of Police - $4000
Police Captain - $1800
Police Officer or Detective- $1500
Clerk of the Chief of Police - $1800
Property Clerk - $1800
Fire Commissioner - $2200
Fire Chief Engineer - $3000
Assistant Chief Engineer- $2400
Assistant Engineer - $1800
Superintendent of Steam Fire Engine - $1800
Assistant - $1600
Clerk and Storekeeper for the Corporation Yard - $1500
Corp. Yard Drayman - $1080
Night Watchman - $900
Hydrantman - $1080
Veterinary Surgeon - $1200
Company Foreman - $540
Engineer for Steam Fire Engine Company - $1600
Substitute Engineer and Machinist - $1680
Driver - $1080
Fireman - $1080
Carpenter - $1200
Tillerman for Hook and Ladder Company - $1080
Steward for Hose Company - $960
Hoseman for Hook and Ladder Company - $480
Janitor/Messenger - $900
Clerk of the Board of the Fire Commissioners - $1800
Superintendent of Fire Alarm and Police Telegraph - $2400
Chief Operator - $1800
Operator - $1500
Repairer - $2000
Assistant Repairer - $1080
Batteryman - $900
Board of Health Officer - $2400
Quarantine Officer - $1800
Secretary - $2400
Health Inspector - $1200
Meat Inspector - $1200
Messenger - $900
Superintendent City or County Hospital - $2400
Resident Hospital Physician - $1500
Hospital Steward - $1200
Matron - $900
Apothecary - $1200
Hospital Engineer - $900
Staff Physicians - $1200
Alms House Superintendent - $2400
Alms House Physician - $1500
Alms House Matron - $720
City Physician - $1800
Assistant City Physician for the Industrial School and House of Correction - $1200
First Cook - $60 per month
2nd cook - $35 per month
3rd Cook - $30 per month
Baker - $75 per month
Clerk - $40 per month
Interpreter - $40 per month
Ambulance Driver - $40 per month
Nurse - $35 per month

16 December 2017

Selected Genealogical Abstracts from the California Statutes - 1868


A copy of this publication can be found HERE.

LAWS

Chapter 26, pg 26
An Act for the protection of cemeteries in Nevada County.  Any infraction is a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of not less than $10 and not more than $250 or 5 days to 4 months in jail

Chapter 70, pg 63
An Act to Limit the Hours of Labor - 8 hours is defined as a legal days work in all cases within the State of California

Chapter 137, pg 116
An Act Authorizing the Board of State Prison Directors to recommend the pardoning of convicts in State Prison

Chapter 199, pg 194
An Act to punish assaults with caustic or corrosive liquids and substances.  This Act makes it a felony to commit this crime with punishment of up to 20 years in prison

Chapter 344, pg 418
An Act to provide for compensating parties whose property may be destroyed in consequence of mobs or riots


PAYMENTS MADE BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Chapter 8, pg 6
$136 payment to Drury P. Baldwin for service rendered the state during the session of Legislature of 1851

Chapter 61, pg 58
$494.35 payment to James H. Yates for services rendered to the County of Plumas

chapter 65, pg 60
$1000 payment to S. N. Norton for services rendered in the office of the Surveyor and in the State Land Office

Chapter 81, pg 70
$450 payment to William W. Merrihew for services as clerk of the Board of Examiners of Indian War Claims

Chapter 131, pg 110
$1500 payment to J. S. Downs for services rendered the State

Chapter 227, pg 220
$1000 payment to William O'Shea for street cleaning in the City and County of San Francisco

Chapter 303, pg 346
$2000 payment to C. C. Townsend for damages sustained by him in arresting a murderer

Chapter 338, pg 406
$370 payment in gold or silver coin to Mrs. E. Wright salary due her as a teacher in Jefferson School in San Mateo County

Chapter 346, pg 421
$500 payment to William Fitzpatrick for losses sustained by him on contract to grade 16th Street from Guerrero to Dolores Street in the City and County of San Francisco

Chapter 400, pg 486
$200 payment to C. D. Lyman for extra services in the State Library

Chapter 450, pg 599
$7627 payment to W. D. Harriman and William G. Wood for services as Clerks of the Supreme Court

Chapter 461, pg 616
$475 payment to Captain John H. Gilmore for services rendered as a commissioned officer of Company F, 6th Infantry, California Volunteers

Chapter 478, pg 644
$300 payment to T. M. Brown for the capture of Indian Frank, the murderer of R. L. Stockton, the Indian Agent of the Hoopa Valley Reservation

Chapter 494, pg 664
$1400 payment to Anna Lee, the widow of the Hon. Harvey Lee, late Judge of the 16th Judicial district composed of the counties of Alpine, Mono, Kern and Inyo

Chapter 534, pg 703
$1000 payment to David L. Britten of El Dorado County for damages sustained by him during the arrest of criminals by him

Chapter 544, pg 722
$1000 payment to Mark W. Higgins for uniforms furnished by him to the Hugh O'Neill Guard of the California State Militia


MISCELLANEOUS



Chapter 30, pg 28
David P. Mallagh and Hub Hollister are authorized to construct a wharf in the Bay of San Luis Obispo in the County of San Luis Obispo to the west and near the mouth of San Luis Creek

Chapter 48, pg 45
Charles M. Benbrook, Samuel Miller and Marcus D. Brundige are authorized to construct a turnpike road from Niley's Rancho in the County of Los Angeles, running thence over the dividing ridge to the canon known s the Canon of San Francisco

Chapter 59, pg 57
W. G. Hunt and L. M. Curtis are authorized to construct a lock in Cache Creek at or near the outlet of Clear Lake in Lake County

Chapter 103, pg 87
Z. B. Heywood and J. H. Jacobs are authorized to construct a wharf at Ocean View Landing in Alameda County

Chapter 105, pg 88
E. H. Perry is authorized to construct a turnpike road from the Sonora and Mono Road near West Walker River to Antelope Valley

Chapter 158, pg 135
H. B. Tichenor and R. G. Byxbee are authorized to construct a railroad wharf and toll bridge across the mouth of the Navarro River in Mendocino County

Chapter 159, pg 137
Titus Hale, Austin Walrath, William McCall and Richard P. Tenney are authorized to construct a railroad from the City of Monterey to the Rancho Natividad and to construct a wharf in the City of Monterey

Chapter 160, pg 138
John Lawley is authorized to construct a turnpike road from Edward Every's residence in the County of Napa through St. Helena Canon and over the St. Helena range of mountains to a point in the Loconoma Valley where the road leading from Calistoga to Lower Lake intersects the road leading from Calistoga to Lakeport via Cobb Valley in Lake County

Chapter 178, pg 157
Niles Mills is authorized to build a wharf on the east bank of the Petaluma Creek at Lakeville in Sonoma County

Chapter 205, pg 199
Cyrus Cheeny is authorized to construct a wharf in the on the San Joaquin River in the Town of Antioch in the County of Contra Costa

Chapter 206, pg 200
Antonio Giorgiani and Paul Torre are authorized to construct a wharf in Alameda County

Chapter 240, pg 242
John K. Hackett and Charles D. Judah are authorized to construct a wharf at the Pulgas Rancho in the County of San Mateo

Chapter 241, pg 243
George Hearst and Joseph Clark are authorized to construct a wharf on the northwesterly side of San Simeon Bay at the place known as Rancho Piedra Blanca in San Luis Obispo County

Chapter 263, pg 277
Frederick W. Kuelp, Hugo Schenk, John Foster, William Workman, Theodore Riser and A. Langenberger are authorized to construct a wharf in the County of Los Angeles on the Bay of Bolea Chiquita 13 1/2 miles from the Town of Anaheim and 1 1/2 miles from the former landing of the Anaheim Lighter Company

Chapter 291, pg 312
Thomas B. Lewis, E. Thomas and Henry Pichoir are authorized to construct an iron railroad within the City limits of San Francisco commencing at Railroad Avenue or Bay View turnpike near the terminus of the Potrero and Bay View Railroad thence along 27th Avenue across the lands claimed by J.B. Felton to the San Bruno Road to Henry Street to University Street to Wayland Street in the University Extension

Chapter 301, pg 342
William W. Waddell is authorized to construct an iron track railroad from Waddell's sawmill to a point easterly of Point New Year in Santa Cruz County

Chapter 333, pg 402
Jerome B. Ford is authorized to construct a wharf at the mouth of Big River in Mendocino County

Chapter 388, pg 477
Elijah Beebe is authorized to construct a chute and mooring at Beebe's Landing in Mendocino County

Chapter 466, pg 625
William Dunphy, George D. Bliss and Peter McCann are authorized to carry on the business of slaughtering beef cattle, hogs and sheep and calves within the City and County of San Francisco

Chapter 481, pg 646
P. K. Austin is authorized to construct a turnpike road from San Rafael across the marsh and swamp lands to Point San Quentin in Marin County

Chapter 525, pg 700
John B. Ward is authorized to construct a wharf out from the Guadalupe Ranch in the County of Santa Barbara

Chapter 526, pg 701
Lyman Leslie and Paul K. Hubbs are authorized to construct  a wharf from the high land of Maryland Street upon Marin Street in the City of Vallejo, County of Solano

Chapter 535, pg 709
William Bihler is authorized to construct  a wharf on the easterly side of the Petaluma Creek near Lakeville in Sonoma County

Chapter 277, pg 295
C. Labetoure, Samuel Norwood, Josiah Hall, M. E. Hughes, J.C. Smith, George Morgan, F. Gandin, J. Monahan, B. A. Mardis, J. J. Franklin, G. C. Bush, H. C. Shulz, T. N. Willis, Albert O. Smith, J. E. Edmiston, T. Brodigan, J. M. Gandin, Andrew Rocco, F. Weyer, John Pereira, Allen Oliver, A. M. Mitchell, William Shine, Dennis Fahey, Philip Reed, J. A. Bogle, D. J. Hurley, F. McCarty, J. W. Loring, Jacob Wedl, Daniel Shane, J. Bixel, Peter Oliver, John Shaw, Daniel McLean, John Mundorf, Harris Joseph, J. Snider, S. S. Turner, Henry Schuler, P. A. Campbell, T. B. Woods, John Perano, James Burns, George C. Lucas, Benjamin Lawhead, L. F. Jarvis, John Bauman, David McKee, Compte Xavier, Joseph Ede, O. Cazeaux, P. Shine, Charles S. Johnson, S. M. Miller, M. McMahon, L. Brunet, M. J. Rehm, John Wainwright, Isaac Desber, William Burbridge, W. W. Fletcher, Bernardino Casaretto, Thomas Simmons, C. Dorsey, A. McLean and R. Hessian surities upon the official bond of Thomas Norwood, late Treasurer of Tuloumne County shall each be released from all obligations upon the official bond.



ESTATES, GUARDIANSHIPS AND NAME CHANGES

Chapter 60, pg 57
An act authorizing the administrator of the estate of Charles White, deceased, to sell real estate

Chapter 69, pg 62
The Guardian of Victoriano Guerraro, minor child of Francisco Guerraro, deceased is authorized to sell real estate known as "Las Manzanitas" near the Mission Dolores in the City and County of San Francisco

Chapter 104, pg 88
An act to declare Thomas Jefferson Clunie, of the City and County of Sacramento, a minor of lawful age

Chapter 201, pg 195
Richard Abby, administrator of the estate of Richard H. Farquhar, deceased is authorized to sell land in the County of Nevada

Chapter 212, pg 203
An Act to legalize acknowledgments of deeds of husbands and wife taken before and certified by County Clerks

Chapter 255, pg 268
The name of the Howard Street Religious Society located in San Francisco is hereby changed to the Howard 
Presbyterian Society

Chapter 325, pg 372
$158 payment to H. M. LaRue by the County of Sacramento for expenses incurred by him in pursuing and arresting John A. Toney who was charged with grand larceny

Chapter 326, pg 372
The Italian Mutual Benevolent Association located in the City and County of San Francisco is authorized to change its name to "Societa Italiana di Mutua Beneficenza"

Chapter 473, pg 641
An act to authorize Henry S. Dexter, administrator of the estate of Annie B. Dexter, deceased to sell real estate in the City and County of San Francisco

Chapter 474, pg 641
An act to authorize Montgomery Godley, the administrator with will annexed of the estate of Charles G. McChesney, deceased to sell real estate in the City and County of San Francisco

Chapter 475, pg 642
An act to authorize Romualdo Pacheco, trustee for the infant heirs of Juana Castro, deceased to sell real estate in the County of San Luis Obispo with the consent of Juan Castro, father and guardian of said infant heirs

Chapter 477, pg 644
An act authorizing John Hayes and Maria Hayes, administrators with will annexed of the estate of John W. Kisling namely William C. Kisling and Caroline A. Kisling, minors to sell real estate in the City and County of San Francisco