Eliza Donner

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Her parents George and Tamsen Donner starved to death while trying to cross the mountains into California. Two of their daughters: Eliza and Georgia, were cared for, for a time, by Christian and Mary Bruner who lived in Sonoma township, California

Eliza married a lawyer from New York, Sherman O Houghton. Here they are in 1870:

1870 Santa Clara Co, California
San Jose, page 27, sheet 292
Dwelling 243, Family 228
Houghton, Sherman O, 43, Lawyer b New York
, Eliza P, 37, b Illinois/NC/MA
, Mary, 10
, Eliza P, 6
, Sherman O, 5
, Clara H, 3
, Charles D, 1
, Francis J, 11/12 (male)
Cunnan, Eliza, 24, b Ireland
O'Hara, Katy, 18, b Ireland
Dougherty, John, 44, b Ireland

In 1880 they are still in San Jose, at the College of Notre Dame, with, in addition, there last son, Stanley W, 8 b Wash DC

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