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John A. Wright and Michael Maher San Francisco earthquake accounts
SFH 482  
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Four accounts of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire
John A. Wright, born Ireland, came to the U.S. in 1865. He worked as an attorney in San Francisco; he was married to Elizabeth Strother and had three daughters and a son. Michael Maher, also born in Ireland, worked as a laborer at the Santa Fe freight sheds near Spear St., San Francisco, and at the time of the earthquake was single. William Duggan worked as a stenographer in San Francisco, at one time employed by Pacific Gas & Electric Co.; he produced the four typescripts in this collection.
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