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Offline michaelcharles

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William Grimwood Still
« on: Wednesday 05 December 18 15:16 GMT (UK) »
Interested on any information on William Grimwood Still, b. England c.1820, known to be in San Francisco 1875 to 1886. May have lived at 609 Chestnut in 1880 and 1009 Mason in 1883 - occupation - restaurant?. Possible death 1900.

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Re: William Grimwood Still
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 15:27 GMT (UK) »
There are a few voter registrations for him at

https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3A%22william%20g%22~%20%2Bsurname%3Astill~%20%2Bdeath_place%3A%22san%20francisco%2C%20ca%22~%20%2Bdeath_year%3A1890-1910~

and there is a man named William Still b 1851, Scotland, who died in San Francisco in 1908. Is he a relative?
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: William Grimwood Still
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 15:32 GMT (UK) »
? on Sacramento St in 1880 with a wife Sarah, daughter Gertrude, and an unmarried sister in law Nellie D'arcy.
his occupation store keeper and oil lamps

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6PH-6LN
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: William Grimwood Still
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 15:37 GMT (UK) »
Daughter Gertrude's information said she was born in New York about 1869. Could this be them in New York in 1870? If so, could Gertrude = Sarah, so as not to be confused with her mother?
I 'm just throwing out possibilities, but the birthplaces of William and his wife line up with the 1880 census.

1870:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8NL-8Z5

Edited:
throw this one out,  unless they were really creative with their ages. I didn't notice that William had only aged 1 year and Sarah 4 in the 10 years from 1880 to 1870.
Still, if Gertrude was born in NY in 1869, then that is where to look if you work backward.
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: William Grimwood Still
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 15:50 GMT (UK) »
a widow S J Still with daughter Gertrude in San Francisco in 1900. plus 2 daughter born in California after 1880.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9GW-V23

Gertrude is married with one child (who is not in the household) but is using her maiden name.
Cambridgeshire: Billups, Cropley; Derbyshire: Jenkinson, Gratton; Co Down: O'Rourke, Rodgers, Cunningham

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Re: William Grimwood Still
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 15:53 GMT (UK) »
He died 12 Oct. 1890


San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco, California
Wednesday, October 15, 1890 - Page 8

Death notice: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/25978931/william_g_still_death/

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Re: William Grimwood Still
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 16:18 GMT (UK) »
It appears William married a Sarah J. D'Orsey(sp?) in 1877

Still, William G. ... married in 1877 to D'Orsey, Sarah J. ... 1877M-1711

http://www.jwfgenresearch.com/SFCall/6900-160.htm

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Re: William Grimwood Still
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 16:50 GMT (UK) »
Sarah J died in 1925

Oakland Tribune
Oakland, California
Tuesday, June 2, 1925

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