Naming of San Francisco Street ( Ashton ) : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

I am interested in determining the history behind the name of Ashton Street in San Francisco. I am trying to research the Ashton family, who I know lived in the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1800's, and am looking for leads. I have a handwritten diary from a Suzette Ashton that I'd like to return to a family member.

Thanks much.

Eric Pena

-- Eric Pena (, May 31, 1998


Eric, FYI, the only possible lead I found was a mention of a document regarding a Charles Ashton. It is in the holdings of the California Historical Society, and regards a lawsuit between Charles and the Dashaway association in the Supreme Court of California. Possibly a land dispute suit, dated "1884?". The citation is from "California Local History, A Biography", Stanford, 2nd edition, p. 241.

good luck.

-- Chris Dichtel (, October 27, 1998.

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