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Guide to the William Kettner Papers MS 29
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Description
This collection contains papers pertaining to the congressional career of William Kettner, as well as some personal papers and condolence letters sent to his widow after his death in 1930.
Background
William Kettner was born November 20, 1864 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He moved to California at the age of 21 and pursued a variety of jobs, including mining in Julian, managing a hotel and the Free Press newspaper in Santa Ana, and driving a horse car in San Diego. In 1893 he married Ida G. Griffs in Visalia, California and pursued a career in real estate and insurance sales. He and Ida were divorced in 1904, and in 1905 he married Marion Morgan. They moved to San Diego in 1907, where Kettner established an insurance business and became involved with the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.
Extent
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply. Photocopies of correspondence from the Bancroft Library cannot be reproduced without permission from the Bancroft Library.
Availability
This collection is open for research.