Moments in History: Leland Stanford, 1824-1893 Jane Stanford, 1828-1905

Leland Stanford was born into a well-off farming family in New York state. After passing his bar exam in 1848, he moved to Wisconsin to practice law. In 1850, he married Jane Lathrop of Albany, New York. After three years in Wisconsin, Leland moved to California, where his brothers had already found success as merchants.
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Moments in History: Don Jesus Ramos, 1829-1912 and Don Secundino Robles, 1830-1890

DON JESUS RAMOS Don Jesus Ramos, a native of Mexico who came to California in search of gold, arrived in Mayfield in 1851—a year after California became a state. He worked as foreman for Secundino Robles. At age 48, he married 16-year-old Julia Gallegos, who had migrated from Spain in 1865 with her family. They
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Moments in History: Wong Foon Yen/Fern Mock, 1908-2008

Wong Foon Yen was born in 1908 in China’s Guangdong Province. Her father had moved to California in 1882, briefly returning to China to marry Wong Foon Yen’s mother. After fourteen months of married life, he left his pregnant wife in Guangdong and returned to San Francisco, arriving the day Wong Foon Yen was born.
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