Henry Lebbeus Oak (1844, May 13 to 1905, May 20) was born in Penobscot County, Maine. He emigrated to California, and in early
1869, Oak became Librarian of the Bancroft Library of San Francisco, a position he held for 18 years, until 1887. Upon retirement,
he settled at Siegler Springs, CA, where he built a cabin & lived there the rest of his life, spending much of his time and
money writing his family genealogical record.
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