Van Arsdale /Harris Lumber Co. burned '06 looking for Nellie. : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

William W. Van Arsdale was wiped out in the first day of the fire in '06. He died in Ukiah in '09. His second wife, Nellie Cochran Van Arsdale, I believe, later married a Harris (WW's old partner??) They had a daughter who was married to a Navy Lt. stationed on Goat Island in 1909. His name was Kurtz. Has anyone heard of this old millionaire and the fate of his widow?

-- Perry Sims (, August 04, 2002


I am not sure of an exact answer however my uncle, Richard Hogan, is a part owner of Van Arsdale/Harris Lumber in So. San Francisco. I can attempt to find out more about Mr. Van Arsdale and his widow.

-- john a. beckwith (, August 30, 2003.

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