Cal vs. Stanford: looking for relatives of those in the Axe Theft of 1899.... : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

I previously posted a query on this subject, but it needs updating. We are now much closer to getting this movie made! We plan on filming it late this summer, but, in the meantime, the research continues.... I am searching for the descendents or any other living relatives of all those who participated in the original Axe Theft of 15 April 1899 between U.C. Berkeley and Stanford in San Francisco. Here are the names of those involved, along with a brief blurb on the person: * Alexander Adler — graduated from Cal in 1902, went on to become a medical student * Tadini Joseph Bacigalupi — graduated from Cal in 1902, became an attorney in the lawfirm of Bacigalupi & Elkus in San Francisco, president of the San Francisco Bar Association, married Ruby Manassa, had a son named Tadini Bacigalupi Jr. * Coleman Broughton — graduated from Cal in 1900 * Everett John Brown — graduated from Cal in 1898, became a prominent Bay Area lawyer, married Winifred Osborne * Paul Roetter Castelhun — graduated from Cal in 1900, became a prominent surgeon and doctor at St. Luke's Hospital, he was my own great-grandfather * Archibald Jeter Cloud — graduated from Cal in 1900, became deputy superintendent of San Francisco schools and President Emeritus of San Francisco City College * Frederick Gerber Dorety — graduated from Cal in 1900, went to Harvard Law School and then practiced in Seattle, WA, he was also the vice president of the Great Northern Railroad, he had a son named Lawrence Gerber Dorety who died in Sacramento in 1954 * William Pierpont Drum — served in the Spanish American War, graduated from Cal in 1900, became an engineer for Southern Pacific Railroad, married Kathryn Mullin * William Erb — graduated from Stanford, later became a broker in New York * Gilman — unknown first name, graduated from Stanford, football player * Joe Hamilton — graduated from Stanford, later a successful advertiser in Chicago, IL * Carl Trumbull Hayden — graduated from Stanford, went back to Phoenix, AZ, where he became senator up until he retired in 1966, he married Nan Downing, but I don't believe there were any children, maybe one of his sisters had children * James Marie Hopper — graduated from Cal in 1909, born in Paris, France, and died in 1956 in Carmel, married Mrs. Elayne Chanslor, became a novelist, story writer, and war correspondent * Tom McFadden — graduated from Stanford, by 1927 he was an attorney in Southern California * John Anthony McGee — graduated from Cal in 1899, later became the military governor of Guam in World War I, and later an attorney in San Francisco, had a wife named Janet, and a daughter named Elizabeth Ann Reilly * Clinton Ellis Miller — graduated from Cal in 1900, became a school principal, developer of land around California, and director of Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce * Harry Clay Morison — graduated from Cal in 1900, became a lawyer in San Francisco, married Emilie Marie Louise Champreux, had two children, his son William W. Morison owned land in Alamo, CA, and was married to a Virginia Fenton (children Judith and Nancy) * Irwin Johnston Muma — graduated from Cal in 1900, married Alice Ena Cutherbertson Hicks, had two children John and Jane * Allan Raymond Powers — graduated from Cal in 1901, studied forestry at Yale, became a doctor in Tracy, CA, died in 1969 * Charles Pringle — graduated from Cal * Charles Robert Sessions — graduated from Cal in 1901, became a naval architect and a civil engineer for Peltori Water Wheel Company, died in San Francisco in 1964 * Strout — first name unknown, graduated from Stanford, hurdler, later a manager of a San Francisco mining company Please contact me if you have any information on these men or the whereabouts of their families today. I can be reached at or 415-883-0415. Scott Trimble

-- Scott Trimble (, February 19, 2002


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-- Scott Trimble (, February 19, 2002.

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