MERCHANTS & PERSONALITIES
of COLUMBIA.

1850 to 1900


© CSHP collection.
Merchant in Columbia - c1850s.

This is just a partial list of Merchants and interesting Personalities of Columbia. This list started as a link from the cemetery listing of certain individuals who made themselves known. Some additional research has been added.

BACON, Pyam (Pike) Bartlett. - Born in Ohio 1834 - Died 1899

BARKER, James J. - Born in Tennessee c1827 - Died in Columbia 1860

BIXEL, Joseph - Born 1818 - Died 1887

BRADY, Hurbert E. - Born 1879 - Died 1954

BRAINARD, Benjamin Marcellus - Born 27 October 1825 - Died 29 June 1856

BROWN, H.N. - Born 1820 - Died 1857

BONNELL, John Thomas - Born in New York 1821-22 - Died in San Francisco 1895

CARLOS, Martha - born in 1833 - Died 1876

DAVIS, Rudolphus Clay - Born in Indiana 16 Dec 1845 - Died in San Francisco 13 Dec 1933

DE NOILLE - Early family to arrive in Columbia - 1852

DONDERO, Frank John - Born on Yankee Hill 12 Oct 1876 - Died 13 May 1970

JOHNSON, Per - Born in Denmark/Sweden 1825 - Died 19 Oct 1878

KELLY/KELLEY - Family of merchants.

MEYSAN, Charles - Born 1826 - Died 1902

NAPOLEON, George N. - Born 1851 - Died 1934

O'HARA, William "Billy" - Columbia's Black Chef.

REBSTOCK, John F. "Peg Leg" - Born c1823 - Killed 1871

SMITH, Rose "Ah Fah" - Columbia's Chinese Darlin'.

TIBBITS, Lyman Childs - Born 1843 - Died 1928

TRASK, George Mellen - Born 1859 - Died 1930


NOTE: Any information on these men or women who are listed here would be much appreciated.


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Columbia California 95310-9401

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