INVENTORY OF THE PATTON FAMILY PROPERTY PAPERS, 1909-1938

Finding aid prepared by Shannon Salcido
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collections
University Library, Room 5039
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3895
URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
©2011


Descriptive Summary

Title: Patton Family Property Papers,
Dates: 1909-1938
Collection Number: Consult Repository
Creator: Grenier, Judson A.
Extent: 1 box [.25 linear ft]
Repository: California State University, Dominguez Hills Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collection
University Library, Room 5039
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3013
URL: http://www.csudh.edu/archives/csudh/index.html
Abstract: 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.
Language: Collection material is in English

Administration Information

Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Patton Family Property Papers, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills

Acquisition Information

Collection donated to CHUDH Archives by Judson Grenier in 2011.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Shannon Salcido in July of 2011. Materials were arranged by type of item and chronologically.

[History or Biography]

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.
Maria Jesus De Shorb (Maria De Jesus “Sue” Wilson Shorb) married James DeBarth Shorb in 1867, they had eleven children. James worked for Maria’s father and developed much of the land in Los Angeles, including the cities of Alhambra which he named, and San Marino.
Annie Wilson never married and lived with her sister Ruth and her family.
Ruth Patton married George S. Patton Sr., a California politician. They are the parents of George S. Patton Jr., the famous World War II General.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers having to do with land plots in the Wilmington area of Los Angeles. The owners of the land are sisters Maria Jesus De Shorb, Annie Wilson, and Ruth Patton. In 1909 a trust was established by the Title Insurance and Trust Company of Los Angeles naming Annie Wilson and Ruth Patton the grantors and Maria Shorb the beneficiary. The collection contains preliminary trust papers as well as the declaration of trust (trust # 2010). Also included are tax reports, receipts, and statements from the trust from the years between 1909 and 1938, various deeds and title papers, court papers, and correspondences.

Arrangement

Arranged in five series:
  • Series I. Declaration of Trust Papers (1909-1916)
  • Series II. Deeds and Title Papers (1909-1938)
  • Series III. Tax Reports, Receipts, and Statements (1909-1918)
  • Series IV. Correspondence (1914-1916)
  • Series V. Court Papers (1909-1917)

Indexing Terms

Subjects

Land titles--California--Los Angeles County
Deeds of trust
Grantor trusts
Trust companies

Personal Names

Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1856-1927
Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945
Shorb, James De Barth
Wilson, Benjamin Davis, 1811-1878

Corporate Names

Title Insurance and Trust Company (1893-1968)

Geographic Areas

Los Angeles (Calif.). Wilmington


Container List

 

Series 1. Declaration of Trust Papers 1909-1916

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the preliminary trust papers and declaration of trust papers for the De Shorb, Wilson, and Patton trust created in March 1909 for the Wilmington land plots. The trust is named “Trust # 2010” by the Title Insurance and Trust Company of Los Angeles. Series is arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1:1a

Trust #2010 Preliminary Papers, 1909

Box 1, Folder 1:1b

Declaration of Trust #2010 1909

Box 1, Folder 1:1c

De Shorb Power of Attorney 1909

Box 1, Folder 1:1d

De Shorb Trust Agreement 1916

 

Series 2. Deeds and Title Papers 1909-1938

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series contains various deeds and title papers for the Wilmington land plots. It includes papers naming various land owners including the Southern Pacific Rail Road Company, and hand drawn maps of some if the land plots. Series is arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1:2a

Quitclaim Deed Trust #2010 1909

Box 1, Folder 1:2b

Gibson Grant Deed 1909

Box 1, Folder 1:2c

Schneider and Reichl Grant Deed 1909

Box 1, Folder 1:2d

Escrow Instructions 1910

Box 1, Folder 1:2e

Wilson and Patton Title Papers 1910

Box 1, Folder 1:2f

Opp Grant Deed 1912

Box 1, Folder 1:2g

Trust #2010 Title papers 1913

Box 1, Folder 1:2h

Tenney Papers 1913

Box 1, Folder 1:2i

Southern Pacific Railroad Papers 1938

 

Series 3. Tax Reports, Receipts, and Statements 1909-1918

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

In this series are various tax reports, receipts, and statements regarding the Wilmington property and the De Shorb, Wilson, and Patton trust from both the city and county of Los Angeles. Series is arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1:3a

Redemption of Real Estate 1909

Box 1, Folder 1:3b

De Shorb Trust Statement 1910

Box 1, Folder 1:3c

Tax Receipts L.A. City/County 1909-1910 1910

Box 1, Folder 1:3d

Tax Receipts L.A. City/County 1910-1911 1911

Box 1, Folder 1:3e

Tax Receipts L.A. City/County 1912-1913 1912

Box 1, Folder 1:3f

De Shorb Trust Statement 1918

 

Series 4. Correspondence 1914-1916

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series contains various correspondences to and from the Title Insurance and Trust Company of Los Angeles regarding the trust and payments to and for Mrs. De Shorb. Series is arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1:4a

Title Insurance and Trust Co. Letters 1914-1916

 

Series 5. Court Papers 1909-1917

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series contains papers from two different court cases taking place in 1909 and 1913 naming the Title Insurance and Trust Company of Los Angeles as the plaintiff, and letters from the company regarding a different case filed in 1917. All three cases have to do with different Wilmington land plots and their owners. This series is arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1:5a

Darlington/ Myles Judgement 1909

Box 1, Folder 1:5b

Sylva, Freitas, Granada Complaint 1913

Box 1, Folder 1:5c

Kennicott Letters 1917