Very Important Passengers

San Francisco Gold Rush 1849.

John P. Barrett

October 28, 1907, Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California


Billiant Newspaper Editor Is Striken by Apoplexy and Passes Away.

SAN FRANCISCO, October 28. John P. Barrett, news editor of theĀ San Francisco Examiner, and one of the widest known and most capable of newspapermen in the United States, died suddenly shortly after 1 o'clock today.

He was seized with a stroke of apoplexy at Van Ness Avenue and Eddy street. He was taken to his home on Fell street in an automobile and three physicians were summond.

Their efforts were unavailable.

A widow and little daughter survive him.

Ad, Hayward Review, 1800s.

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Naval Order of the United States.

The Naval Order of the United States 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. When it was established, the Founders provided "that any male person above the age of eighteen years who either served himself, was still presently serving, or was descended from an officer or enlisted man who served in any of the wars which the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, or Revenue or Privateer services was engaged was eligible for Regular membership." Today, the Order is a "by invitation only" society, and includes men and women who have served or who assist in accomplishing its Mission, including research and writing on naval and maritime subjects.

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