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William Newton Meeks Family Photograph Collection photCL 376
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A collection of photographs of California pioneer William Newton Meeks, his wife Abigail Livia Martha Davis, their children, and other family members.
William Newton Meeks (1821-1897) was born in New York and travelled to California by ship during the California Gold Rush. He entered the real estate business in San Francisco and married Abigail Livia Martha Davis, a schoolteacher. In 1871, Abigail took their four children (Edward, Constance Adela, William Vincent, and Blanche Thayer) to be educated first in Philadelphia and then in Lausanne, Nice, and finally Paris. After Abigail's death in 1876, William and the children returned to California and settled in Oakland, Alameda County.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
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