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Gavin Newsom

Gavin Christopher Newsom was born 10 Oct 1967 in San Francisco County, California, the son of William Newsom and Tessa Menzies. He has (or had) a younger sister Hilary B Newsom born Dec 1968. His parents divorced in 1972. At age ten Gavin and his mother (and sister?) moved to Marin County, California.

ba_newsom0701.jpg"Gavin played varsity baseball and basketball at Redwood High School" (from SFgate.com)

His father William, a tax attorney, was appointed to the Superior Court bench in Placer County in 1975 by Governor Jerry Brown. In 1978 he was elevated to the state Court of Appeal in San Francisco, from where he retired in 1995. He manages the Gordon P Getty Family Trust.

Gavin Newsom was appointed to a position by Mayor Willie Brown, later became a City Supervisor, and then was elected Mayor of San Francisco at the end of 2003. Newsom was married to San Francisco prosecutor, Kimberly Guilfoyle, but they have since divorced.

His sister Hilary is married to film director Geoff Callan.

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William Alfred Newsom III

William Alfred "Bill" Newsom was born 15 Feb 1934 in San Francisco County, the second of four children. His siblings were Carole Anne Newsom 1932, Sharon Christine (Newson) Mohun 1941-1990, and Patrick Joseph Newsom 1943-96, all born in San Francisco County.

"From shoplifting to prostitution, through burglary and armed robbery on up the scale to murder, the great majority of serious crimes in California are drug-related; that is to say, caused not by the perpetrator's ingestion of drugs, but by his or her need to obtain the large amounts of money necessary to purchase drugs on the street for personal use." — Justice William A Newsom, California Court of Appeal, San Francisco, California (quoted from Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What we can do about it: A Judicial..., page 29, by James P Gray

See also Voice of Reason: Why the Left and Right Are Wrong, by Ronn Owens

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Tessa Thomas Menzies

Tessa Thomas Menzies was born 28 Nov 1946 in San Francisco County, California. Tessa was in the 1964 Class of Lowell High School, in San Francisco (seehttp://www.lowellalumni.org/article_headlines.shtml). She had a twin sister Anne Arthur Menzies (see http://home.comcast.net/~lowell_66/Photos/2006Graduation/) also in the 1964 Class.

She married William A Newsom, then a tax attorney, on 12 Sep 1966 in San Francisco. They had two children, but divorced Feb 1971 in San Francisco. Neither ever re-married.

She died 8 May 2002 of breast cancer, age 55.

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William A Newsom II

William A "Bill" Newsom Sr was born 30 Apr 1902 in San Francisco. He was a general contractor who built homes in the Bay area. He was also a confidant of Edward G "Pat" Brown (1905-96), Governor of California 1958-66. Bill had hired Pat as his attorney, but later convinced him to run for San Francisco district attorney.

Bill married Christine Brennan, sometime between 1930 and 1932, probably in San Francisco.

"Even the city's most notorious culprits got a grace period. Soon after his election, Brown's friend and political fund-raiser William Newsom arranged a meeting between Brown and the McDonough brothers, crooked bail bondsmen who had once been dubbed the fountainheads of corruption in the city....When Brown got home he found $1,000 in cash in the pocket of his coat. He called Newsom and told him to return the largesse....'Edmund picked up the wrong coat,' Newsom told them." (from California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown, by Ethan Rarick

William A Newsom died 4 Mar 1977 at St Mary's Hospital, San Francisco, California. Mass at Notre Dame des Victories Church in San Francisco.

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  • 1910 Census of San Francisco showing : "William A Newsom 44, CA/IN/Ireland, Commissioner, Board of Works(?); Delinda 37 NY/Ireland/Ireland, mother of 8, 7 living, ; George W 19 CA/CA/NY; Delinda D 17 CA/CA/NY; Ileen A 15 CA/CA/NY; Alred C 13 CA/CA/NY; Annie E 11 CA/CA/NY; Veronica 9 CA/CA/NY; William A Jr 7 CA/CA/NY; Margaret GAYNER, servant, housekeeper"
  • 1920 Census of Oakland, Alameda County, California showing : "William A Newsom, owns home, age 53 b CA/IN/Ireland, superintendent, construction; Belinda, wife, age 46 b NY/Ireland/Ireland; Vera M, daughter, age 19 b CA/CA/NY; William A Jr, son, age 17 b CA/CA/NY"
  • 1930 Census of San Francisco, San Francisco County, California showing : "W A Newsom, Owns Home worth $40,000, 64, married first at 24, b CA/IN/IrishFreeState, Banker; Belinda, wife, 56, married first at 18, b NY/Ireland/IrishFreeState, no occupation; W A Newsom, 28, son, single, b CA/CA/NY Florist; Imperial Paschal, servant, male, 22, Filipino [sic], Chauffeur; Mary Ann Shanahan, servant, 50, Single, b Newfoundland, Domestic"
  • California Birth Index, 1905-95, hosted at Ancestry, showing : "William Alfred Newsom, 15 Feb 1934, San Francisco County, mother's maiden name Brennan"
  • "Open for Inspection in Richmond", 7 Dec 1941, Oakland Tribune (picture) "This is one of several homes built by William A Newsom in a new Richmond development. Fourteen homes are open for inspection, one of them being a furnished home at 3006 Andrade Avenue between 29th and 30th Streets. Easy FHA payments are in effect." "Construction of Home Important" "Thorough construction is even more important in an inexpensive home than in those of higher cost, " says William A Newsom, builder and developer of a tract of fifty homes located at Andrade Avenue, 29th and 30th Streets in Richmond. "The reason", he continued, "is that the family of moderate income must be protected against unjustified expense for maintenance and repairs after the home is occupied, and we have adopted this as our first principle in building construction.
  • "Orders to Halt Two Building Projects Fought", 5 Nov 1946, Oakland Tribune, "A restraining order, to prevent interference by the Civilian Production Administration in the completion of a 50-unit motel in Guerneville, was sought yesterday in the Federal District Court in San Francisco....In the Guerneville case, William A Newsom and Edward Durkin asserted the CPA had granted priority permits for other nonessential building after ordering work at the resort halted."
  • (political advertisement) "The Men Around Brown...Californians deserve better", 3 Nov 1962, Oak Tribune : [lists several examples of purported malfeasance by various people in Brown's camp and then] "...William Newsom — While a state employee receiving approximately $17,000 per year, was secretly awarded a 27 year concession to operate Squaw Valley State Park...." [paid for by] "Democrats for [Richard] Nixon"
  • "Tahoe Firm Meets State Standards", 19 May 1965, Oakland Tribune : "The Squaw Valley Improvement Corp. headed by William A. Newsom of Emeryville, has demonstrated its intent to comply with its state contract, and legal action against it will not be necessary, a state spokesman said today."
  • "Newsom's Portfolio: Mayoral hopeful has parlayed Getty money, family ties and political connections into local prominence", by Chuck Finnie, Rachel Gordon, Lance Williams, 23 Feb 2003, San Francisco Chronicle : "His grandfather William A Newsom, was a confidant of Edward G "Pat" Brown, the former San Franciso district-attorney and two-term governor."
  • "Books falls short of Pat Brown's story", hosted at Findarticles, article from the Oakland Tribune, 16 Feb 2005 : "At one point, for example, he refers to William Newsom as Brown's chief fund-raiser but never explores the intricate relationship of the Newsom and Brown families, nor the financial and personal interplay between them and the fabulously wealthy Getty clan. Rarick never even tells us that Newsom was the grandfather of the current mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom."
  • "Bringing Up Baby Gavin", 2 Apr 2003, hosted on SFWeekly.com : Calling this William Newson "a building contractor"
  • "Gonzalez, Newsom: What makes them run, From modest beginnings, Newsom finds connections for business, political success", hosted on SFGate.com, from the San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Dec 2003 : "Bill Newsom comes from an Irish family of six. His father, William Newsom Sr., born in San Francisco in 1902, was a general contractor who built homes in the Marina District in the 1930s and 1940s. The senior Newsom hired Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, the future governor, as his attorney, later convinced him to run for San Francisco district attorney and served as his campaign manager. He also served as treasurer in Northern California of Harry Truman's 1948 presidential campaign."
  • Social Security Death Index showing : "Name: William Newsom Last Residence: 94123 San Francisco, San Francisco, California Born: 30 Apr 1902 Died: Mar 1977 State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)"
  • California Death Index 1940-97 showing : "William A Newsom, 1 May 1902 Born California, Death 4 Mar 1977 in San Francisco"
  • "William A Newson Sr, Dies at Age 75", San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar 1977, page 16, col 1 stating such bits as : "died at St Mary's Hospital", "born in San Francisco", "treasurer of the California State Democratic Central Committee", "treasurer for President Harry Truman's Northern California campaign in 1948", "Managed local campaigns when former Governor Edmund G Brown ran for district attorney, losing the first, winning the second", "Under Governor Brown, member of the State Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board", "President of the Squaw Valley Improvement Association for some years after the 1960 Winter Olympics", "Surviving, wife Christine and six children, Placer County Superior Court judge William A Newsom Jr, Carole Onorato, Barbara Pelosi, Brennan Newson, Sharon Mohun, and Patrick Newsom. Also two sisters Linda Pendola and Aileen Reilley and 18 grandchildren. Mass at Notre Dame des Victories Church, 659 Pine Street"

Christine Brennan

William A Newsom married Christine Brennen, sometime between 1930 and 1932, probably in San Francisco. They had six children, at least four were born in San Francisco County:

  1. Carole Anne Newsom 27 Jan 1932 - 10 Jun 2007, died in Placer County; married a Mr Onorato and had children Christine 1955, Paul 1957, David 1959, Peter 1960, Brian 1965. She was an employee of the California Franchise Tax Board. From 1982 to 1985, she had been Chairwoman of the California Water Resources Control Board. At some time, she was a member of the Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. She had run for Placer County Treasurer, on a ticket with Kevin Eckard for Assessor. (They were later fined $10,000 by the California Fair Political Practices Commission). At her death, she was a member of the Placer County Board of Education.
  2. William Alfred "Bill" Newsom born 15 Feb 1934, who had two daughters Anne and Tessa
  3. Belinda Barbara Newsom born 23 May 1935, married by 1958 to Ronald Virgil Pelosi (b 2 Nov 1934) (claimed here to be the brother-in-law of Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader) : Belinda and Mr Pelosi had at least four children: Brennan 1958, Matthew 1961, Caroline 1969, Laurence 1971. Ronald Pelosi was on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and at one time President of it. Belinda B Newsom and Ronald V Pelosi were divorced Dec 1976 in San Francisco. He then married Susan T Ferguson 30 Dec 1979. Ronald Pelosi has had several write-ups in various editions of Who's Who in American Politics, from 1973 to 1998
  4. Brennan J Newsom b abt 1938, married 27 Aug 1960 in San Francisco County to Patricia A Raffanti age 20, and had children : Jennifer 1962, Brennan 1964, and Eric 1969
  5. Sharon Christine (Newson) Mohun 27 Nov 1941 - 4 May 1990 died in San Francisco County, married 15 Jun 1963 in San Francisco County to Robert T Mohun age 37, and had children: Bronwyn 1964, Paul 1966, and Susan 1969
  6. Patrick Joseph Newsom 9 Mar 1943 - 26 Jun 1996 died in San Francisco County (listed in "Who's Wealthy in America") married 27 Aug 1966 in San Francisco to Catherine A Murphy age 21, who had children : Heather 1969, and Catherine 1975

Above we see 19 grandchildren, so one of these must have died before their grandfather William Newsom as his obit states that he had 18 grandchildren.

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Arthur Liddell Menzies

mahonia-a-menzies.jpgMahonia Arthur Menzies, named for Gavin's grandfather.

Arthur Liddell Menzies was born 28 Feb 1916 in Los Angeles County, California.

He enlisted in WWII on 25 Sep 1940 as a single man for service in the Philippines. He was a prisoner of war of the Japanese for about three years, surviving the "... infamous Bataan death march".

About 1946, probably in California, he married Jean Addis, and in Dec of that year, they had twin daughters Tessa Menzies and Anne Menzies.

"Returning to San Francisco after the war, he worked as assistant curator at Strybing Arboretum, where he was considered a leading authority on California wildflowers. Apparently unable to shake the horrors of the death march, he committed suicide — in front of Tessa and her sister."

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  • California Birth Index showing : "Arthur L Menzies, born 28 Feb 1916, Mother's Maiden Name: Waithman, Los Angeles County"
  • U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, hosted at Ancestry, about Arthur L Menzies, Birth Year: 1916, Race: White, citizen (White), Nativity State: California, State: California, County or City: Los Angeles, Enlistment Date: 25 Sep 1940, Enlistment State: California, Enlistment City: Fort MacArthur San Pedro, Branch: Coast Artillery Corps, Branch Code: Coast Artillery Corps or Army Mine Planter Service, Grade: Private, Grade Code: Private, Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the Philippine Department, Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men), Source: Civil Life, Education: 4 years of high school, Civil Occupation: Addressing-Embossing Machine Operator or Clerk, General, Marital Status: Single, without dependents, Height: 72, Weight: 149"
  • World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946, about Arthur L Menzies, White, resident of California, reported 7 May 1942, last reported Dec 1945, Grade: Technical Sergeant, Grade Notes: Lieutenant Colonel or Asst. superintendent of nurses or Director of nurses or Technical Sergeant or Commander or Petty Officer, 1st Class, Service Branch: Army, Arm or Service: Coast Artillery Corps, Arm or Service Code: Coast Artillery Corps Or Amp: Army Mine Planter Service, Area Served: Southwest Pacific Theatre: Philippine Islands, Detaining Country: Japan, Camp: Fukuoka POW Camp #1 - Kashii (Pine Tree Camp) Kyushu Island 33-130, STATUS: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated, Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official."
  • "Teazle's Tidbits", 3 Dec 1946, Oakland Tribune, page 8 : "Double Feature... Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Menzies (Jean Addis) welcomed twin daughters on Thanksgiving morning at Stanford Hospital... the new arrivals will be names Anne and Tessa... they are granddaughters of the Kenneth Menzies of Los Angeles and Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Addis"
  • "Fashion Columnist To Speak At Sausalito Woman's Club", 14 Sep 1951, Independent Journal (San Rafael, CA) : "Impressions of New York fall showings of fashions will be given by Mrs Bernardine Snyder...at the meeting of the Sausalito Woman's Club...also Sept 27 program when Mrs Eric Barnett, garden chairman, will present Arthur Menzies, well known nurseryman. He will speak on dwarf plants for the home garden and tell how to choose and grow them successfully"
  • "Twelfth Annual Reno Flower Show Rated Outstanding", 27 May 1963, Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada) : "...Mrs Loring Williams was in charge of a wildflower exhibit which was one of the high spots of the show. Specimens were collected from various locales by ...(several names)...Wayne Roderick, Arthur Menzies and Loring Williams."
  • "Gonzalez, Newsom: What makes them run, From modest beginnings, Newsom finds connections for business, political success", hosted on SFGate.com, from the San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Dec 2003 : "Tessa's father, Arthur Menzies, was taken prisoner during World War II and survived the infamous Bataan death march. Returning to San Francisco after the war, he worked as assistant curator at Strybing Arboretum, where he was considered a leading authority on California wildflowers. Apparently unable to shake the horrors of the death march, he committed suicide — in front of Tessa and her sister."

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Jean Thorburn Addis

Jean Thorburn Addis was born 23 Apr 1916 in California, the second and last child of Dr Thomas Addis and his wife Elesa B Partridge.

Early in 1946, she married Arthur Liddell Menzies and they had twin daughters later that year : Anne Menzies and Tessa Menzies

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  • 1920 Census of Sausalito, Marin County, California showing : "Thomas Addie 38, Elisa B Addie 31, Elisa C Addie 5, Jean T Addie 3 8/12"
  • 1930 Census of Sausalito, Marin County, California showing : "Thomas Addis 48, Scotland/Scotland/LA, im 1911, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University; Elesa B 41 CA, Elesa C 15 CA/English Canada/CA, Jean T 13 CA, John PARTRIDGE 72, father-in-law, English Canada, im 1876, Real Estate Broker; Emily PARTRIDGE 68 mother-in-law, CA; Malinda NUNES 42 servant, MO, Maid"
  • New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, on the S. S. Samaria, sailing from Liverpool 9 Apr 1938, arriving at New York 19 Apr 1938, Jean Trigger Addis, age 21, single, born San Francisco 23 Apr 1916, resident of 2160 Pacific Ave, San Francisco
  • "Teazle's Tidbits", 3 Dec 1946, Oakland Tribune, page 8 : "Double Feature... Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Menzies (Jean Addis) welcomed twin daughters on Thanksgiving morning at Stanford Hospital... the new arrivals will be names Anne and Tessa... they are granddaughters of the Kenneth Menzies of Los Angeles and Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Addis"
  • California Death Index, 1940-97 showing : "Name: Jean Thorburn Addis Birth Date: 23 Apr 1916 Birthplace: California Death Date: 22 Jun 1992 Death Place: San Mateo Mother's Maiden Name: Partridge"

William Alfred Newsom

William Alfred Newsom was born about 1865 in California of a father born in Indiana and a mother born in Ireland. He married Belinda Dolores Collins about 1888 probably in California. The family was living by 1890 in San Francisco (George's WW1 Draft Registration Card states he was born there).

For most of his life, William was involved in the building trade, as a contractor or construction superintendent, but in 1930 in San Francisco he is listed as a banker. William Alfred Newsom, died 18 Oct 1933 in San Francisco.

William and Belinda had the following children:

  1. George Wilfred (or Wilbert) Newsom 9 Sep 1890 - 30 Dec 1948 died in San Francisco County
  2. Belinda D "Linda" Newsom 1 Sep 1891 - 15 Sep 1978 died in Nevada County, married Frank A Pendola 1889-1970
  3. Ileen A Newsom 17 Dec 1894 - 1 Nov 1985 (died in Butte County) married a Mr Reilley
  4. Alred C "Jack" Newsom 22 Feb 1898 - 7 Oct 1969 died in San Francisco County
  5. Ann E "Annie" Newsom 31 Jul 1899 - 8 Aug 1966 died in Oakland, married Irv Person
  6. Veronica "Vera" Newsom 1900/1
  7. William A Newsom Jr 1902/3

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  • 1870 Census of San Francisco, California showing "Alfred Newsham, age 5, b CA; with parents Alfred and Lizzie" is this him? It's unclear.
  • World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 stating (in part): "George Wilbert Newsom, born 9 Sep 1890, San Francisco"
  • 1900 Census of San Francisco showing : "William Newsom, Jul 1870 age 29, married 12 years ago, b CA/Ireland/Ireland, Contractor, Owns home; Della C, wife, July 1872, married 12 years ago, mother of 6, 5 living, b CA/Ireland/Ireland; George, son, Jan 1890, b CA; Lauder, daughter, Jun 1891, b CA; Eileen, daughter, Dec 1894, b CA; Alfred, son, Jul 1897, b CA; Annie, daughter, Jul 1899, b CA; Katie F SHAIGHT, Servant, Oct 1881, b CA/Ireland/Ireland
  • 1901 San Francisco Directory showing : "William A Newsom, bldr., 318 Bush, r 234 Moultrie"
  • 1910 Census of San Francisco showing : "William A Newsom 44, CA/IN/Ireland, Commissioner, Board of Works(?); Delinda 37 NY/Ireland/Ireland, mother of 8, 7 living, ; George W 19 CA/CA/NY; Delinda D 17 CA/CA/NY; Ileen A 15 CA/CA/NY; Alred C 13 CA/CA/NY; Annie E 11 CA/CA/NY; Veronica 9 CA/CA/NY; William A Jr 7 CA/CA/NY; Margaret GAYNER, servant, housekeeper"
  • 1920 Census of Oakland, Alameda County, California showing : "William A Newsom, owns home, age 53 b CA/IN/Ireland, superintendent, construction; Belinda, wife, age 46 b NY/Ireland/Ireland; Vera M, daughter, age 19 b CA/CA/NY; William A Jr, son, age 17 b CA/CA/NY"
  • 1930 Census of San Francisco, San Francisco County, California showing : "W A Newsom, Owns Home worth $40,000, 64, married first at 24, b CA/IN/IrishFreeState, Banker; Belinda, wife, 56, married first at 18, b NY/Ireland/IrishFreeState, no occupation; W A Newsom, 28, son, single, b CA/CA/NY Florist; Imperial Paschal, servant, male, 22, Filipino [sic], Chauffeur; Mary Ann Shanahan, servant, 50, Single, b Newfoundland, Domestic"
  • 1933 San Francisco Phone Book showing : "Wm A Newsom, r 411 Marina Blvd"
  • California Deaths, 1930-9 hosted at vitalsearch-ca.com showing : "William A Newsom, spouse initials B, 68 years old, died 18 Oct 1933 San Francisco County"
  • There is reported in the Oakland Tribune, 19 Oct 1933 under S.F. Deaths "William A Newsom". That's it, no age, no obit, just a name.
  • "Deaths", 12 Aug 1966, Oakland Tribune : "Ann Person in Oakland, 8 Aug 1966, dearly beloved wife of the late Irv Person; loving mother of the late Margaret Ann Kash; sister of Mrs Linda Pendola, Mrs Ileen Reilley, A.C. and William A Newsom; grandmother of Tony Kash. A native of San Francisco and long time resident of Oakland."

Belinda Dolores Collins

Belinda Dolores Collins was born 27 Jul 1870 (or 1872) in New York of Irish-immigrant parents (Collins/Hanley). She married William A Newsom about 1888 probably in California and they were the parents of several children. The are enumerated in 1930 in San Francisco.

Belinda Dolores (Collins) Newsom died 9 Feb 1955 in San Francisco County.

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  • 1900 Census of San Francisco showing : "William Newsom, Jul 1870 age 29, married 12 years ago, b CA/Ireland/Ireland, Contractor, Owns home; Della C, wife, July 1872, married 12 years ago, mother of 6, 5 living, b CA/Ireland/Ireland; George, son, Jan 1890, b CA; Lauder, daughter, Jun 1891, b CA; Eileen, daughter, Dec 1894, b CA; Alfred, son, Jul 1897, b CA; Annie, daughter, Jul 1899, b CA; Katie F SHAIGHT, Servant, Oct 1881, b CA/Ireland/Ireland
  • 1901 San Francisco Directory showing : "William A Newsom, bldr., 318 Bush, r 234 Moultrie"
  • 1910 Census of San Francisco showing : "William A Newsom 44, CA/IN/Ireland, Commissioner, Board of Works(?); Delinda 37 NY/Ireland/Ireland, mother of 8, 7 living, ; George W 19 CA/CA/NY; Delinda D 17 CA/CA/NY; Ileen A 15 CA/CA/NY; Alred C 13 CA/CA/NY; Annie E 11 CA/CA/NY; Veronica 9 CA/CA/NY; William A Jr 7 CA/CA/NY; Margaret GAYNER, servant, housekeeper"
  • 1915 San Francisco Directory showing : "Wm A Newsom, contr, Sharon Bldg, r Oakland" [residence in Oakland]
  • 1920 Census of Oakland, Alameda County, California showing : "William A Newsom, owns home, age 53 b CA/IN/Ireland, superintendent, construction; Belinda, wife, age 46 b NY/Ireland/Ireland; Vera M, daughter, age 19 b CA/CA/NY; William A Jr, son, age 17 b CA/CA/NY"
  • 1930 Census of San Francisco, San Francisco County, California showing : "W A Newsom, Owns Home worth $40,000, 64, married first at 24, b CA/IN/IrishFreeState, Banker; Belinda, wife, 56, married first at 18, b NY/Ireland/IrishFreeState, no occupation; W A Newsom, 28, son, single, b CA/CA/NY Florist; Imperial Paschal, servant, male, 22, Filipino [sic], Chauffeur; Mary Ann Shanahan, servant, 50, Single, b Newfoundland, Domestic"
  • 1933 San Francisco Phone Book showing : "Wm A Newsom, r 411 Marina Blvd"
  • California Deaths, 1930-9 hosted at vitalsearch-ca.com showing : "William A Newsom, spouse initials B, 68 years old, died 18 Oct 1933 San Francisco County"

John Brennan

John Brennan was born about 1872 in Ireland. By 1900 he had immigrated to San Francisco, where he apparently died between 1910 and 1920.

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  • 1900 Census of San Francisco showing John Brennan 29, Annie 24, Therese 3, George 1
  • 1910 Census of San Francisco showing : "John Breman 38 Ireland, Longshoreman, address: 1230 something...; Annie Breman 37 Ireland; Thersa Breman 13 CA; George Breman 11 CA; Walter Breman 10 CA; Christina Breman 8 CA; Eugene Breman 6 CA; Mathew Breman 5 CA; Helen Breman 2 CA"

Mrs Anna Brennan

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Kenneth Menzies

Kenneth Menzies was born 25 May 1878 in Scotland to Mr Menzies and Miss Hewitt, but emigrated in 1881 to the United States.

About 1911/2, probably in California, he married Victoria Waithman.

From 1922 to 1954, he appears in the Voter Registrations for Los Angeles. In 1928 as a salesman, in 1938 as a clerk.

He died 24 Jan 1966 in Marin County, California.

Primary documents for 12

  • California Birth Index showing : "Arthur L Menzies, born 28 Feb 1916, Mother's Maiden Name: Waithman, Los Angeles County"
  • "Teazle's Tidbits", 3 Dec 1946, Oakland Tribune, page 8 : "Double Feature... Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Menzies (Jean Addis) welcomed twin daughters on Thanksgiving morning at Stanford Hospital... the new arrivals will be names Anne and Tessa... they are granddaughters of the Kenneth Menzies of Los Angeles and Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Addis"
  • California Death Index, 1940-97 showing : "Kenneth Menzies, Birth Date: 26 May 1878, Birthplace: Scotland, Death Date: 24 Jan 1966 Death Place: Marin [County] Mother's Maiden Name: Hewitt"

Victoria Waithman

Maud Victoria Waithman was born 7 Oct 1888 in Pinos Altos, Chihuahua, Mexico, the daughter of Hubert W Waithman (1859-91) by his wife Grace Gertrude Winton, who married in 1887 in Oakland, Alameda County, California. Maud had two siblings, Joseph deLindeth Waithman, and Grace Elizabeth Waithman, both also born in Chihuahua. Hubert is said to have been "shot by bandits near the silver mines." [1] Hubert Waithman was the son of Joseph Waithman (b 1831) and his wife Elizabeth Sharp (d 1889), and Joseph is the son of William Waithman (1799-1869) and his wife Eleanor Armistead. Elizabeth Sharp, is supposed to have some sort of connection with "Linden Hall" in Lancashire, England.

Victoria Waithman married Kenneth Menzies and they had two children : Hubert Waithman Menzies, and Arthur Liddell Menzies.

Primary documents for 13

  • "High School Graduates are Given a Reception: Most Brilliant Social Event of Hayward Season Took Place Last Evening; Throng Attended and Enjoyed It.", 1 Jun 1907, Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) : "The graduates of the Girls' High School gave a reception last night in the auditorium of the Bank of Hayward. Hundreds of invitations had been sent out.... The invited guests included... (long list of names)... Miss Victoria Waithman..."
  • "Hayward", 26 Dec 1909, Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) : "Miss Victoria Waithman was welcomed home by her host of friends at a very select party given in her honor in the ball room of the Bank of Hayward's building last Wednesday evening. Quite a number of friends from Oakland and Hayward and vicinity were present and all had a most delightful time. Dainty refreshments were served."

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Thomas Chalmers Addis

img00000.jpg Thomas Chalmers Addis, photo hosted on National Academies Press website.

Thomas Chalmers Addis Jr was born 27 Jul 1881 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of Rev Dr Thomas Chalmers Addis by his wife Cornelia Beers-Campbell, who had married in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1 May 1880, but then moved to Scotland. In 1901 he is enumerated as a Medical Student. At some point before 1920, he became an M.D. "Later in 1911 Addis accepted an appointment as chief of the Clinical Laboratory of the Department of Medicine of the newly organized Stanford University School of Medicine in San Francisco (the medical school moved to its current location on the Palo Alto campus in 1959)." He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and in 1913 married Elesa B Partridge a California native.

Thomas and Elesa had at least two children: Elesa C 1914/5 and Jean T 1916/7 both born in California. Thomas Addis was a Captain in the US Army Medical Corps 1917-9 (during WWI).

Elesa's parents John and Emily Patridge are living with the family in Sausalito, California in 1930. "Addis' 30-plus year career at Stanford was characterized by an outstanding appreciation from his colleagues and patients, and by his very radical political views, which led him and his wife, Elesa Partridge (born into California pioneer stock), to join the Communist Party....Their younger daughter studied with the Bolshoi Ballet; and their elder daughter married David Karnowski, an oncologist." [2]

Thomas Addis was consultant to the Surgeon General 1942-5. Thomas and Elesa were yet living in 1946, when their twin granddaughters were born. Thomas died 4 June 1949 at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles County, California as a result of an operation.

Primary documents for 14

  • Query: place name, answers.google.com, 9 Sep 2002, frankatkidory-ga states "Thomas Addis who was born in Scotland in 1881 and whose birth certicate indicates that his parents were married in this indecipherable place in the USA (stated to be "Habroken") on 1st May 1880. This is really a search for Thomas' ancestry."
  • 1901 Scotland Census showing : "Thomas Addis, 19, Medical Student, born Edinburgh, father Thomas C Addis, 53, born Edinburgh"
  • 1930 Census of Sausalito, Marin County, California showing : "Thomas Addis 48, Scotland/Scotland/LA, im 1911, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University; Elesa B 41 CA, Elesa C 15 CA/English Canada/CA, Jean T 13 CA, John PARTRIDGE 72, father-in-law, English Canada, im 1876, Real Estate Broker; Emily PARTRIDGE 68 mother-in-law, CA; Malinda NUNES 42 servant, MO, Maid"
  • "Teazle's Tidbits", 3 Dec 1946, Oakland Tribune, page 8 : "Double Feature... Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Menzies (Jean Addis) welcomed twin daughters on Thanksgiving morning at Stanford Hospital... the new arrivals will be names Anne and Tessa... they are granddaughters of the Kenneth Menzies of Los Angeles and Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Addis"

Secondary sources for 14

Elesa Bolton Partridge

Elesa Bolton Partridge was born 1 Oct 1888 in California, the daughter and eldest child of John Partridge a native of English Canada (Ontario), and his wife Emily a native of California.

Elesa married Dr Thomas Addis. They lived in San Francisco. Elesa died 29 Mar 1978 in San Francisco.

Primary sources for 15

  • Query: place name, answers.google.com, 9 Sep 2002, frankatkidory-ga states "Thomas Addis who was born in Scotland in 1881 and whose birth certicate indicates that his parents were married in this indecipherable place in the USA (stated to be "Habroken") on 1st May 1880. This is really a search for Thomas' ancestry."
  • 1900 Census of San Francisco showing : "John Partridge, Sep 1859, b Canada/Canada/Canada, Printer (Stationary); Emely, wife, Jul 1864, b CA/England/England; Elisa B, Oct 1888, b CA; John T, Apr 1891, b CA; Dorothea, Mar 1893, b CA; Catharine, Feb 1898, b CA; Maria MARIN, Servant, Dec 1877, Ireland; Wong SING, Servant, Aug 1866, b China"
  • 1930 Census of Sausalito, Marin County, California showing : "Thomas Addis 48, Scotland/Scotland/LA, im 1911, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University; Elesa B 41 CA, Elesa C 15 CA/English Canada/CA, Jean T 13 CA, John PARTRIDGE 72, father-in-law, English Canada, im 1876, Real Estate Broker; Emily PARTRIDGE 68 mother-in-law, CA; Malinda NUNES 42 servant, MO, Maid"
  • "Teazle's Tidbits", 3 Dec 1946, Oakland Tribune, page 8 : "Double Feature... Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Menzies (Jean Addis) welcomed twin daughters on Thanksgiving morning at Stanford Hospital... the new arrivals will be names Anne and Tessa... they are granddaughters of the Kenneth Menzies of Los Angeles and Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Addis"
  • California Death Index, 1940-97 showing : "Name: Elesa B Addis Birth Date: 1 Oct 1888 Birthplace: California Death Date: 29 Mar 1978 Death Place: San Francisco"

One Purported Ascent

  1. Maud Victoria Waithman 1888- + Kenneth Menzies
  2. Hubet W Waithman 1859-91 + Grace Gertrude Winton
  3. Nelson Winton + Catherine Augusta Crane 1840-
  4. Addison Moses Crane 1814-89 + Gertrude Ashley 1820-
  5. Henry Crane 1784-1876 + Amarilla Hannah Moses 1789-1866
  6. Elisha Moses 1761 + Hannah Merrill
  7. Elisha Moses 1736-1808 + Mercy Barber
  8. Timothy Moses 1706-1751 + Sarah Phelps d 1751
  9. John Moses 1681- + Sarah Tuller ~1686-1712
  10. John Moses 1654-1714 + Deborah Thrall 1660-1715
  11. Timothy Thrall 1641-97 + Deborah Gunn 1641-1694
  12. William Thrall 1605-79 + Goody Thrall 1609-76

More Purported Ascents

Fred Chalfant on Gen-Med, 9 Nov 2007 submits two more lines:

  1. Maud Victoria Waithman 1888- + Kenneth Menzies
  2. Hubet W Waithman 1859-91 + Grace Gertrude Winton
  3. Nelson Winton + Catherine Augusta Crane 1840-
  4. Addison Moses Crane 1814-89 + Gertrude Ashley 1820-
  5. Henry Crane 1784-1876 + Amarilla Hannah Moses 1789-1866
  6. Elisha Moses 1761 + Hannah Merrill
  7. Elisha Moses 1736-1808 + Mercy Barber
  8. Timothy Moses 1706-1751 + Sarah Phelps d 1751
  9. Hannah Phelps + Thomas Phelps
  10. Mary Griswold + Timothy Phelps
  11. Edward Griswold + Margaret
  12. George Griswold + Dousabel
  13. Roger Griswold d 1617
  14. John Greswold d 1583
  15. John Greswold d 1515
  16. John Greswold Esq. d 1481 + Alice
  17. John Greswold d ca. 1473 + Elizabeth Beyham
  18. John Greswold d bef. 1459 + Margaret Bromley
  19. William vel Thomas Greswold + Isabell Grange
  20. Richard Greswold d 1411 + daughter Grome
  21. Ralph Greswold + Margaret Dadley
  22. daughter Huggeford + John Greswold
  23. William Huggeford
  1. Maud Victoria Waithman 1888- + Kenneth Menzies
  2. Hubet W Waithman 1859-91 + Grace Gertrude Winton
  3. Nelson Winton + Catherine Augusta Crane 1840-
  4. Addison Moses Crane 1814-89 + Gertrude Ashley 1820-
  5. Henry Crane 1784-1876 + Amarilla Hannah Moses 1789-1866
  6. Elisha Moses 1761 + Hannah Merrill
  7. Elisha Moses 1736-1808 + Mercy Barber
  8. Mercy Case + Thomas Barber
  9. Samuel Case + Mary Westover
  10. Mary Phelps + Thomas Barber
  11. Sarah Spencer + John Case
  12. Agnes Harris + William Spencer see MCA

However mhollick states on 9 Nov 2007 to Gen-Med:

"EDWARD GRISWOLD of Killingworth, Connecticut. His parentage is given as George and Dousabel (Leigh) Griswold, but nothing further is known. Best research: The Griswold Family: The first Five Generations in America by Esther G. French and Robert L. French (Griswold Family Association, Wethersfield, CT); and Mary Walton Ferris, Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines (n.p. 1931, 1943)."
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