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Finding Aid of the Edward Shea Gaver Memorial C057970
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  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Donor
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note

  • Title: Gaver, Edward Shea Memorial
    Identifier/Call Number: C057970
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder (1 transcript, 6 pages)
    Date: 1887
    Abstract: Memorial on the death of Edward Shea Gaver, a life member of the Society of California Pioneers. Born January 5, 1831 in Columbus, Ohio. Joined a company from Columbus and set out overland from St. Joseph, Mo in May of 1849. Arrived California in Sept 1849. Mined on the Feather River and Parks Bar on the Yuba River. Elected to State Legislation from Yuba County in 1855. Joined the California Stage Company in 1858. Moved to San Francisco in 1866. Worked with the US Mint until his death on Aug 21, 1887.

    Related Archival Materials note

    Society Institutional records include: Archives Record, vol. 2, pg. 56; Memorial Record, #13, pg. 304; Mortuary Record, 1884-1892, pg. 75

    Handwritten and leather-bound memoriam to Edward Shea Gaver. It discusses why he was such an important part of the Society of California Pioneers. It also includes a biography of his life. He was born on January 5, 1831 in Columbus, Ohio. Later on in his life, he moved to California when gold was discovered. He heard fortune was in El Dorado before he decided to leave St. Joseph, Missouri and emmigrated to California in 1849 in a very long journey that would take months to complete. That is when he would become a life member of the Society of California Pioneers. He passed away on August 21, 1887. This memoriam was written by members of the Society of California Pioneers: Mr. Lathan, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Vandercook.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access

    Preferred Citation note

    Edward Shea Gaver Memorial, The Society of California Pioneers

    Donor

    Society of California Pioneers October 3, 1887

    Biographical/Historical note

    Edward Shea Gaver was a life member of the Society of California Pioneers. Born January 5, 1831 in Columbus, Ohio. Joined a company from Columbus and set out overland from St. Joseph, Mo in May of 1849. Arrived California in Sept 1849. Mined on the Feather River and Parks Bar on the Yuba River. Elected to State Legislation from Yuba County in 1855. Joined the California Stage Company in 1858. Moved to San Francisco in 1866. Worked with the US Mint until his death on Aug 21, 1887.

    Scope and Contents note

    Memorial on the death of Edward Shea Gaver, a life member of the Society of California Pioneers. Born January 5, 1831 in Columbus, Ohio. Joined a company from Columbus and set out overland from St. Joseph, Mo in May of 1849. Arrived California in Sept 1849. Mined on the Feather River and Parks Bar on the Yuba River. Elected to State Legislation from Yuba County in 1855. Joined the California Stage Company in 1858. Moved to San Francisco in 1866. Worked with the US Mint until his death on Aug 21, 1887.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth St, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gaver, Edward Shea, 1831-1887
    Gold mines and mining -- California -- History.
    Pioneers--California
    Society of California Pioneers