Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1886 Voter Registration for Elijah McKnew in San Francisco, Calif.

This week's Tuesday Treasure is the 1886 Voter Registration record for Elijah Pickrell McKnew in San Francisco, California:

The entry for Elijah Pickrell McKnew is the sixth entry from the top on the right-hand page:

The extracted information for this record is:

*  Voting No.  185
*  Regis. No.  96
*  Name:  Elijah Pickrell McKnew
*  Age:  50
*  Nativity:  Maryland
*  Occupation:  Teamster
*  Local Residence:  1013 Nineteenth
*  Naturalized:  [no entry]
*  Date of Registration:  September 21, 1886

The source citation for this record is:

"California Voter Registers, 1866-1898," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2018), San Francisco > 1886, 1st Precinct, 48th Assembly District, no page number, Voting No. 185, Elijah Pickrell McKnew entry.

This is the fourth Voter Registration entry (1876, 1880, 1882, 1886) for Elijah McKnew in San Francisco.  In 1886, he was age 50, born in Maryland, worked as a teamster, and resided at "1013 Nineteenth.  

In this record, his name is exactly right - it should be Elijah Pickrell McKnew, but the middle name changed almost every registration.

Elijah McKnew (1836-1912) married Jane Whittle (1847-1921) in 1865 in Tuolumne County, California, and they had 11 children between 1867 and 1892.  Elijah and Jane (Whittle) McKnew are my wife's great-grandparents.


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