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Male, US, born 1881-07-14, died 1952-01-14

Associated with the firms network

Daniels, Mark, Architect; Grey and Daniels, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Draftsman, Edwin F. Murdock and Company, Patent Attorneys, San Francisco, CA, 1899. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1899, p. 503.)

Draftsman, F.M. Wright, Patent Attorney, San Francisco, CA, 1900. Francis M. Wright was formerly Examiner in the US Patent Office, and had his patent law office at 723 Market Street. (See Crocker-Langley San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1900, p. 504 and 1835.)

Principal, Mark R. Daniels, Civil Engineer, San Francisco, CA, 1908. He had an office in the Monadnock Building. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1908, p. 524.)

Partner, Daniels and Osmont, Civil Engineers, San Francisco, CA, 1910. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1910, p. 504.)

Daniels had his civil engineering office in the Monadnock Building in 09/1918. (See Ancestry.com. Source Citation: Registration State: California; Registration County: San Francisco; Roll: 1544246; Draft Board: 12. Source Information: U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005, accessed 05/09/2020.)

Partner, Daniels and Wilhelm, Civil Engineers, San Francisco, CA, 1917. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1917, p. 579.)

Captain, United States Army Expeditionary Forces, 403rd Engineers, during World War I. He served in the Army between 11/12/1918 and 08/18/1919.(See Ancestry.com, Source Information: U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012, accessed 05/09/2020.)

Designer, Elmer Gray, Architect, Pasadena, CA, 1927.

Writer, Architect and Engineer magazine, San Francisco, CA.

Principal, Mark Daniels, Architect, San Francisco, CA. In 1941 and 04/1942, Daniels had an office at 101 Post Street, Room #601. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1941, p. 1562 and Ancestry.com, Source Citation: The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of California; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147, accessed 05/09/2020.)

Professional Activities

Daniels was granted a certificate to practice architecture in State of California, 04/1930.

Archives

Daniels's papers were deposited at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) Library, Department of Special Collections, Young Research Library, Los Angeles, CA.

Personal

Relocation

Daniels was born in Jackson, MI.

He lived in Oakland, CA, in 1899 and 1900. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1899, p. 503 and San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1900, p. 504.)

In 1908, the civil engineer worked in San Francisco, but lived in Berkeley, which was common after the 1906 Earthquake and FIre. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1908, p. 524.)

In 1910, Daniels and his wife, Frances, lived in Oakland .(See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1910, p. 504.) Later in that year, they relocated to a residence at 1561 Clay Street in San Francisco, CA. At this time, the household included his brother, Paul, who was at the time divorced, a servant, Taen Ishikawa, (born c. 1883 in Japan), and his wife, Yochi Ishikawa, (born c. 1891 in Japan). Yochi entered the US in 1909, while Taen had come in 1901. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 42, San Francisco, California; Roll: T624_101; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0282; FHL microfilm: 1374114, accessed 05/09/2020.)

Daniels made his home at 2805 19th Avenue, San Francisco, in 1917. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1917, p. 579.)

In 09/1918, Daniels resided at the Bohemian Club in San Francisco, while his wife lived in Monterey at the time. (See Ancestry.com. Source Citation: Registration State: California; Registration County: San Francisco; Roll: 1544246; Draft Board: 12. Source Information: U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005, accessed 05/09/2020.)

Daniels moved his family to Monterey, CA, by 1920, to a house at 1025 Hellam Street. The Daniels retained a household employee, Candinero Aguirre (born c. 1901 in the Philippines) and a nurse, Elizabeth Custau (born c. 1876 in IL). (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Monterey, Monterey, California; Roll: T625_122; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 19, accessed 05/09/2020.)

He and his second wife, Ruth, resided at 2469 Pacific Avenue in San Francisco in 1940. Ruth's son, Henry Anderson, (born c. 1919 in CA), lived with them at that time. They owned the house that had an estimated value of $11,500. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation:Year: 1940; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: m-t0627-00318; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 38-505, accessed 05/09/2020.) They remianed at this address according to his World War II draft registration card of 04/1942. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation: The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of California; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147, accessed 05/09/2020.)

After the war, he had relocated to 1449 Lake Street. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1945, p. 440.)

At this death, Daniels and his second wife lived at 115 Buckingham Way, Apartment #102, San Francisco.

He died in San Francisco at age 70. Daniels was buried in a US military cemetery, Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA.

Parents

His mother was Julia Frances Tuttle (born 04/1842 in NY), his father, Emergene Philander Daniels (born c. 05/1845 in NY).

Mark Daniels had a sister and a brother, Paul Daniels (born c. 1876 in MI). In 1910, Paul worked as a draftsman for a local water company in San Francisco.

Spouse

He married Frances Trost, (born c. 1888 in MO), on 06/24/1907 in Alameda County, CA. (See Ancestry.com. Source Information: California, Marriage Records from Select Counties, 1850-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014, accessed 05/09/2020.)

On 09/22/1939, Daniels wed Ruth Anderson Weller in Mexico. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation: Archivo de Registro Civil de Distrito Federal (Civil Registry Archives); Federal District, Mexico, Source Information: Federal District, Mexico, Civil Registration Marriages, 1861-1950 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014, accessed 05/09/2020.)

Biographical Notes

His World War II draft registration card listed Daniels as being Caucasian with a ruddy complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. At age 61, he stood 5-feet, 10-and-½ inches tall and weighed 175 pounds. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation: The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of California; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147, accessed 05/09/2020.)


PCAD id: 302


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