hyman brothers, henry hyman or info on 1976 california street

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does anyone have information regarding (1) hyman brothers, a store that had branches in the late 1800's in san francisco, as well as hawaii and the foothills of california, (2) henry hyman, one of the brothers that owned the stores, or (3) 1976 california street (or any early photos of the house, which is located between gough and octavia)?

-- gary weiss (gweiss@orrick.com), September 24, 2004


Don't know for sure but I think I might know who does. The only problem is that if he is still living he is probably in his 90s. There was an Editorial Writer for the SF Chronicle in the 1940s or early 50s by the name of Al Hyman. He may have been related. Wow. The real world of time makes the world nothing but filled with ghosts. All those people I knew and knew about. They are all gone.

-- Harry Murphy (harrymurphy*@bigmailbox.net), October 04, 2004.

Hi, Gary: In October I met with Julia Hyman Toepke, daughter of Walter & May Hyman. He was a son of Henry & Julia (Stodole) Hyman. She is 92, and very alert. Unfortunately she was never in the California Street house & Henry died in 1905, 7 years before she was born. To my knowlege she is the oldest living Hyman. Have you contacted the Judah Magnes Museum in Berkeley? They have archives that you could look through, including old Jewish newspapers. I don't think any of the Hyman descendents have gone through them yet.

-- Lynne Hiller (hiller702@earthlink.net), November 30, 2004.

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