Searching SF Records for 1850-1937 for Lambert, Stevens, O'Brien and Rawlins
I have addresses and can see that Margaret Stevens had a boarding house on Natoma (several addresses). Her husband, William Wallace Stevens is a big question mark. He was a mariner, and Margaret's obit says he rounded the horn in 1847, which doesn't jive with his purported birth in West Barnstable, Mass. in 1831. (I don't know which is correct.) in an interview with the California Historical Society, his granddaughter (my great aunt) said he died if cholera, presumably at sea or on a voyage. I don't have any further info about him, such as parentage. How do I go about finding out about deaths at sea? I have depleted all my resources!
Their daughter, my great grandmother, (Mary) Emma, was my grandfather's wife. They had 2 sons: John Sadler Lambert (1878 San Fran to 1959 Bakersfield, CA), and William W Lambert (1880-1926). Emma divorced him, John Lambert (1855, England) in 1883 for Failure to Provide. A few years later, she married John Rawlins, and they had one daughter, (Anna) Gertrude Rawlins (Pengelly, Reed; 1891-1975; San Francisco and Marin). Gert's husband's grandmother had been a Mormon "Pioneer Baby, so they is a lot of info about his family---but nothing about Anna Gertrude's heritage since she wasn't Mormon.
Can you think of how I might find more information?