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Merle Agnes Clark McCaleb/granddaughter of Kitty Brophy
MANUSCRIPT : SMC II BOX 22 : FOLDERS 9, 10, 11 and 12
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Merle Agnes Clark McCaleb/granddaughter of Kitty Brophy


This collection of certificates gives insight to the Michael and Kitty Brophy family and the George and Mary Clark family in the Los Angeles area from the 1850s to the 1940s: grandparents and parents of Merle Agnes Clark McCaleb. Typewritten note attached: "Merle Agnes Clark McCaleb/On behalf of her Grandmother Kitty Brophy." Six photographs have been transferred to the CSL Photograph Collection filed in portraits in the "McCaleb/Brophy" folder.


1854 (issued)


Folder 9: 3 military certificates, 1854-1864; 1 pension certificate -- Folder 10: 3 real estate agreements -- Folder 11: 5 Clark family certificates -- Folder 12: 2 Miscellaneous items.


Bigler, John, 1805-1871
Brophy, Michael
Brophy, Kitty
Clark, Mary Schiller
Clark, George H
McCaleb, Merle Agnes Clark -- 1913-
McCaleb, Ira L
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History


Merle Agnes Clark McCaleb was born July 23, 1913 in Los Angeles, California. Her parents were George H. Clark and Mary A. Schiller Clark. Her grandparents were Michael and Kitty Brophy.
Merle's grandmother, Kitty Brophy, emigrated from Ireland at the age of fourteen and came to California in the 1850's. Her husband, Michael Brophy, served in the military. One of the three military certificates, for Michael Brophy, commissioned him as a 2nd Lieutenant of the "Columbia Fusiliers" in 1854. It is signed by John A. Bigler, Governor and Chief of the Militia of the State of California. There is one widow's pension certificate of 1893 for Kitty Brophy. Three additional certificates represent real estate purchased by Michael Brophy in Los Angeles County in 1883, 1885 and 1893.
Certificates representing the Clark side of the family include: the 1906 Marriage License of Merle Agnes Clark McCaleb's parents, George H. Clark and Mary A. Schiller; a Declaration of Homestead in Los Angeles in 1925; two Calvary Cemetery payment certificates for gravesites and one 50-cent receipt signed by Mary Clark for the United War Work Campaign in 1918.
Two miscellaneous items complete this collection: an incomplete Mount Vernon yearbook for the summer class of 1928 that belonged to Merle Agnes Clark McCaleb's sister Elizabeth and a California Police Radio Association Official Code Book of 1947, from Merle's husband Ira L. McCaleb.
Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.



Physical Description:

4 folders




MANUSCRIPT : SMC II BOX 22 : FOLDERS 9, 10, 11 and 12



Copyright Note:

Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.