News & Tall Tales. 1800s.


San Francisco Gold Rush 1849.

California Home Insurance Company

Capital: $300,000

INSURE AGAINST LOSS OR DAMAGE BY FIRE
BRICK AND FRAME BUILDINGS, MERCHANDISE, DWELLINGS, FURNITURE
and other Insurable Property in the State of California,
as LOW AS ANY OTHER SOLVENT COMPANY.
All Losses Paid in United States Gold Coin.
DIRECTORS

John Parrott Thomas H. Selby
R. H. Parker A. B. McCreery
Charles Hosmer R.G. Sneath
Levi Stevens Albert Miller
J. B. Roberts C. H. Eggers
Leopold Cahn A. J. Coghill
J. H. Redington C. Duisenberg
J.G. Parker, Jr. C. F. McDermott
Elias H. Joes B. F. Lowe
F. S. Thibault D. Callaghan
T.E. Baugh A. Block
C.J. Deering C.J. Janson
H. Heynemann J.C. Wilmerding
Hall McAllister A. H. Ti.orgb
S. Hemenway James Michael

OFFICE. No. 204 CALIFORNIA STREET.

B. F. LOWE, President

JOHN G. PARKER, Jr., Secretary. aud-lp


The Naval Order of the United States has a history dating from 1890. Membership includes a wide range of individuals, many with highly distinguished career paths.

The San Francisco Commandery meets the first Monday of each month at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club in San Francisco, California and holds two formal dinners each year:

  • Annual Midway Night Celebration -In June at the Marines'¬†Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St, San Francisco.
  • Pearl Harbor Memorial Dinner - In December at the University Club, 800 Powell St, San Francisco. Dinner Dress Blue Jacket uniform or equivalent.¬†

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