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(Research):http://theodore.l.durgan.home.att.net/1854.htm

raised by his grandmother the Porter Family.. moved all over the Country.. lived in Wisconsin, California., Nevada. and died at Fort Vancouver Washington : Married{1st} Lydia Goodrich {2nd}Elizabeth Holbrook. Was a major stockholder in Boise mining Company. Had silver mine in Nevada. Was a very good friend of the owner of the Comstock load. In fact The Durgan boys owned 100 feet of the Comstock Mine . They were in the gold rush country before they came to Oregon. Was partner in the steam boat business with Charles Wilber Slocum they owned the Steamer "Washington".. Was President of Vancouver City council.. In 1849 A Mr. Sherwood was in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and he fell in with a movement being made in the southern part of the State to organize a party for the purpose of going to California (among whom was a gentleman named Durgan), and our subject fitted out an ox team for that purpose. Spring opened up late and Mr. Sherwood was to join the party in three or four weeks. In the meantime, however, he received a letter from Mr. Durgan saying he was the only one who had not backed out, and for Mr. Sherwood to join him at New York, and they would go via Panama.

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George Washington Durgin
April 11, 1820
200 Durham Twp, Strafford, New Hampshire, USA
8 May 21, 1885
135 65 Fort Vancouver, Washington, USA
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