This collection contains papers having to do with land plots in the Wilmington area
of Los Angeles, California owned by sisters Maria Jesus De Shorb, Annie Wilson, and
Ruth Patton. Included in the collection are declaration of trust papers, deeds and
title papers, tax reports, receipts, statements, court papers, and correspondence.
Maria Jesus De Shorb (1844-1917), Annie Wilson (1854-?), and Ruth Patton (1861-1928), are
the daughters of Benjamin Davis Wilson, a prominent California statesman and politician
during the 1800’s. Maria is the daughter of Ramona Yorba, the first wife of Wilson, and
Annie and Ruth are the daughter’s of Margret Hereford, Wilson’s second wife. Southern
California’s Mt. Wilson was named after Benjamin Davis Wilson.
[.25 linear ft]
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