GIDEON WING

In the town of Sandwich, county of Barnstable, Mass., Mr. Wing was born, on March 1, 1836. In the public schools of the town in which he was born, he was edu­cated. When seventeen years old, he apprenticed himself  to the tinsmith trade in the city of New Bedford, Mass., which, when learned, formed the basis of his business operations in the present time. On November 26, 1862, he arrived in San Francisco, having come from New Bedford via Panama. On December 1, 1862, he arrived in Columbia, and at once entered into the hardware and tin business, and now keeps an establishment of that kind on Main street. He was elected to the City Council of Co­lumbia, and was selected as its President in the days when she was a city of more importance than any other in the county. He was also at the head of the Fire Department for a period of nine years.  He was also appointed Assistant Assessor of Internal Revenue for the Third District.  His division was composed of Tuolumne, Calaveras, Mariposa and Mono counties. He was appointed Deputy Collector of Revenues of the First District, which position he held for four years. Married Malinda Pauline Schwilk, a native of Kentucky, on May 4, 1870. Frederick S. and Laura A. are his children.

                      

                      “A History of Tuolumne County, California” Published by B.F. Alley, 1882.

                       Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton  mmelton@rcsis.com