Naming of San Francisco Street ( Ashton )greenspun.com : 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.
-- Eric Pena (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.
-- Chris Dichtel (email@example.com), October 27, 1998.