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Jasper O'Farrell

Breckinridge Democratic

Date Party Office Votes Result
09-01-1858 Democratic SD-11 0 Win
09-04-1861 Breckinridge Democratic Lieutenant Governor 32356 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Jasper O'Farrell
Born: 1817 in County Wexford, Ireland
Married: Mary McChristian (m. 1849)
Children: eight (including Elena, William P., John J., Mary E., Cathal, and Gerald G.)
Died: November 16, 1875 in San Francisco, CA

  • O'Farrell conducted the first land survey of San Francisco (then Yerba Buena) after it came under U.S. control.
  • PLACENAME: O'Farrell Street in San Francisco is named in honor of Jasper.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: O'Farrell had eight children.

Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)