Title abstract for lot on Hyde Street between Geary and Post streets, San Francisco
Thomas L. Pickering was a native of New Hampshire; he worked as a joiner in San Francisco and then moved to San Diego to build
wharves, dying there in 1851. James L. Gibson was born in Canada and came to California. In 1870 he was toll collector,
Strawberry Valley, Yuba County, and he and his family settled in San Francisco about 1879. He was proprietor of Aldine Photograph
Gallery in San Francisco in 1880, and died here in 1897.
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