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Decree of Settlement of Final Account and of Final Distribution in the matter of the estate of Kate D. McLaughlin, deceased
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Description
Distribution of the estate of Kate D. McLaughlin, widow of Charles McLaughlin, railroad contractor.
Background
Kate Dillon married Charles McLaughlin in Indiana in 1857. McLaughlin and his wife moved to California, where he was the contractor for the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad, and later with Western Pacific Railroad and Central Pacific Railroad. McLaughlin is said to have been second only to Leland Stanford in terms of land ownership in California. He was shot and killed by a former employee in 1883, and his estate passed to Kate McLaughlin. She died in 1888, leaving a fortune which was estimated as being between $2,000,000 and $4,000,000, which passed to her niece, Kate M. Dillon, and to her friend, Mary V. Ives Crocker.
Extent
1 folder
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.