We have added a sample of the type of information that are in the Biographical Brevities. As people request copies of the Brevities, they will be added to these pages for all to see. Shelli as kindly offered to type these. Please be considerate and only ask for 1 at a time not everyone named Smith.
Alban, W. G., Dr.: lives at No. 1, Poplar Street, in the city, is a physician; was born in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, February 21, 1821; came to San Francisco in 1850, and to the county in 1879.
Alderman, Joseph L.: lives in the city, is a teamster, was born in Philadelphia in 1843; came to San Francisco in 1850, and to the county in 1880.
Allen, F. P.: lives in the city at No. 366 First Street, is an architect; was born in Alstead, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, March 29, 1828, cam to San Francisco in 1850, and the county in 1861.
Andrews, W. H.: lives in the city at No. 18 East Alder Street; is a real estate agent, born in Providence, Rhode Island, November 18, 1826; came to California July 6, 1849, to the Territory in 1862, and to the county in 1867.
Ankeny, Levi: lives in the city, is a banker, owns 6,000 acres of land; was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, August 1, 1844, and came to the Territory in 1850.
Arberry, W. T.: lives in the city, is a merchant; was born in Kentucky, February 3, 1829; came to San Francisco in 1850, and to the country in 1865.