Mary Eliza Wilson was born in Missouri and came to California in 1849 with her parents, "General" John Wilson (Indian agent
and naval agent) and Anne Robertson Pulliam Wilson, her brothers, and her sister. She married Ferdinand Oscar Wakeman in San
Francisco on Oct. 2, 1854. She died in Santa Cruz, Sept. 29, 1897. (cf. Rogers, Fred B. in the California Historical Society
Quarterly (1951), v. 30, p. 65). She was listed in the 1880 San Francisco census as a widow, approximately age 44, living
in the home of her widowed mother, Ann R. Wilson, along with the family of her daughter Kate (Wakeman) Dennis.
Unknown. Possibly received with the papers of General John Wilson (BANC MSS C-B 420)
1 photograph : ambrotype ; quarter plate, visible image 9.7 x 7.6 cm.
displayLabel="Marks, Inscriptions and Accompanying Material">"Label (typewritten): Mary Eliza Wilson Wakeman daughter of "Gen."
and Mrs. John Wilson.";;;displayLabel="Image Package Note">Original component parts: plate, modern mat and cover glass. Plate:
violet glass, face and jewelry slightly hand colored. Mat: decorative oval (modern - removed and stored separately).;;;displayLabel="Container
or Case Note">Type: frame (modern). Dimensions: 13.2 x 10.1 cm. Notes: Removed and stored separately.;;
Local Call Number:
BANC PIC 19xx.496--CASE
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