An obituary of William Francis Cashman written and adopted by the Society of California Pioneers on June 3, 1895. The document
is signed by Michael Kane, L. Cunningham, Chairman F.K. Krauth, and Secretary John J. Spear.
William Francis Cashman was born in Cork County, Ireland on August 24, 1824. He arrived in New York in the early 1840s and
shortly afterward worked in North Carolina. He arrived in San Francisco by boat on May 9, 1849, and found success as a gold
miner. He and C.D. O’Sullivan opened a mercantile business in Garrote in 1850 and Coulterville and Mariposa in 1851. They
also opened wholesale house “Sullivan and Cashman” in San Francisco in 1855 with Hugh Dimond, which was dissolved in 1868.
He died on March 1st, 1895.
(6 pages typed)
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