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George and Mae Worswick Papers
1988-57  
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Description
Papers of George Draper Worswick and his wife Mary ("Mae") Holcomb Worswick, including personal correspondence and a scrapbook of political clippings related to Worswick's two terms as mayor of San Jose, California.
Background
George Draper Worswick was born in 1881 in Kingston, Upper Canada, and later moved to Ketchum, Idaho, where he operated a fruit and produce store in the 1880s. He courted Mary "Mae" Holcolm while she resided in Caldwell, Idaho, and they married in 1886. After moving to San Jose, Worswick served two terms as Mayor of San Jose, beginning in 1902. He ran as a Citizen's Candidate, on a Progressive platform, for good government. In addition, Worswick owned Cherryvale Orchards and acted as local agent for the California Pine Box and Lumber Company. He died unexpectedly in 1921, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Son George, Jr., served in the U.S. Navy, and daughter Mildred resided in San Jose.
Extent
.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
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Availability
The papers are open to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library & Archives