The Osborne-Montague family papers contains the papers of multiple generations of the Osborne and Montague families, as well
as of the families they married into (primarily the Tingstads and the Caleffs). Rodney Montague moved to Los Angeles in 1853,
while Henry Zenas Osborne moved to the area in 1878. Montague was a farmer; Osborne owned the Los Angeles Evening Express
and was a Congressman for California's 10th Congressional District from 1917 until his death in 1923. His son, Henry Zenas
Osborne, Jr., married Montague's grandaughter, Lilian Montague in 1906. The collection contains correspondence, business papers,
financial records, artifacts, photographs, newspapers, and ephemera from the various families represented.
Henry Zenas Osborne was born in New Lebanon, New York on October, 4, 1848 and married Helen Annas of Cazenovia, New York,
in 1872. In 1878, they moved to Bodie, California, where Henry was the editor and publisher of the
Bodie Free Press. In 1884, the family moved to Los Angeles, where he spent 13 years as the editor and publisher of the
Los Angeles Evening Express. From 1898 to 1906, he was a US Marshal for the Southern District of California, and he served as a Representative of California's
10th Congressional District from 1917 until his death in 1923. While in Congress, Henry served on the Committees for Rivers
and Harbors and for Appropriations. He was the last Union veteran of the Civil War to serve in Congress. He and his wife,
Helen, had four sons, Sherrill Blaisdell (1873-1949), Henry "Harry" Zenas, Jr. (1875-1948), Clarence Bristol (1881-1950),
and Raymond Gaylord (1885-1955), and one daughter, Edith Helene (1883-1960). All of his children attended Stanford University.
41.9 Linear feet
64 boxes, 1 map case drawer
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