Ashmun C. Henry

Ashmun C. Henry

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 15 Jan 1907 (aged 78)
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Memorial ID 58763150 · View Source
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He was born on December 6, 1828 in Millersburg, Ohio, the son of a merchant and State Representative. He sailed to San Francisco on the steamer North American in 1851 and established himself in business, first in Georgetown and then in Placerville, until the discovery of silver in Nevada, when he organized a company which built a wagon road from El Dorado to Placerville and then to the Washoe silver mines - "one of the finest mountain highways ever constructed in the state," according to one source. He was also one of the founders of the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad. After a return visit to his old home in Ohio, he established his residence in Oakland, where he organized the first banking house in Alameda County, the Oakland Bank of Savings, which he served as president until 1869. He subsequently became president of both the Union Savings Bank and the Union National Gold Bank. A Republican who defeated the Democratic incumbent, J. West Martin, 2,531 to 2,216, in the 1884 mayoral race, he was also elected city clerk and treasurer (1887–88) after serving as mayor. Henry was a resident of 1221 Harrison Street from before his election until his death on January 15, 1907. He now resides at Mountain View.


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  • Created by: Jeanne Yoakam
  • Added: 16 Sep 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 58763150
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ashmun C. Henry (6 Dec 1828–15 Jan 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 58763150, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Jeanne Yoakam (contributor 47161936) .