Josiah and Amelia Wolf, 7N 51W
Hanson R. Bowles Was born the 25th day of December, A.D. 1836 in Sandusky Tp., County of Sandusky, State of Ohio. He first entered military service in the Fall of 1863 at Fremont, Ohio as 1st Lieut., of Co. I. 50th Regt. Ohio Home Guards and was on duty several weeks at Sandusky, O., to aid in guarding Johnson’s Island, where Rebel officers were confined as prisoners of war. On May 2, 1864, he again entered active service and soon after was mustered into the U.S. Service at Cleveland, Ohio as Captain of Co. K., 169th O.V.I. and served 125 days at Fort Ethan Allen, Va., under Col. Nathaniel E. Haynes. While in the line of duty, he had one of his knees fractured by accident, and received hospital treatment from the Regimental Surgeon, Dr. P Beaugrand.
His company was at one time selected by lot and detailed to go out from the Fort about five miles on the Leesburg Pike, to guard the road, before Gen. Early attempted his raid on Washington D.C., which he considers one of the most important events in his personal experience. He took much interest in and became expert at Artillery Target Practice.
Intimate comrades: William Deemer, M.W. Seibert, Philip A. Overmyer, A.F. Wolf, Josiah Wolfe, and Will Benner.
He was discharged Sept. 4, 1864, at Cleveland, Ohio by expiration of term of service.
Josiah claimed a quarter in 26, 6N 51W in 1891, south west of Sterling, Colorado.
1970 San Francisco
Louis Orth Kelso could be a nut for the simple reason he thinks he can make everyone a king by modernizing the capitalist system which, he claims, does too much for too few and too little for too many.
How? He needs but nine words to identify his plan. They are: Turn Eighty Million Workers into Capitalists on Borrowed Money.
He was born in Denver, December 4, 1916, the son of Oren Kelso and Nettie Kelso, housewife and business woman.
'She opened a suburban grocery store to help when father lost employment during the Depression," he recalls, subtly describing a maternal determination for survival that he apparently inherited.
Teen-ager Kelso worked in the store. He attended high school as a $3-per-month tuition student at a parochial school. The Denver public schools at that time charged commuting students a $350 a year Depression tuition fee. He qualified for a scholarship to the University of Colorado.
He was graduated from law school, passed the Colorado bar in 1938, joined a Denver law firm. He became a specialist in the law of municipal bonds and pubhc tax systems.
During the law school years he met Betty Hawley. They married in 1938. They are the parents of two daughters: Marty, now associated with the Institute of Humanistic Studies at Aspen; and Katie, presently attending Colorado College after studying at the University of Vienna and the University of Munich.
The Kelso home is in San Mateo.
The post-World War II move to San Francisco was the result of instant decision. He qualified for an ensign's commission in Naval Intelligence after Pearl Harbor.
After a tour of duty at 717 Market Street, he trained for a super-secret mission behind the Japanese lines in China. Naturally, in the military manner, he was sent to Panama.
"I was in charge of processing counter-espionage information from Central and Latin America," he says.
His Navy career was not a total loss. It helped him find The City.
"Three seconds after I saw San Francisco from the Oakland side of the bridge, I knew it was the place for me," he says.
Relieved of his military responsibihty, he moved his family to San Francisco, passed the California bar examination, set up shop as a barrister. He made money. But he also continued developing his unique economic theories. It all began during the Depression.
He says; "On the one hand I saw both vast idle capacity to produce goods and services and the capability of bringing into existence even greater productive capacity.
"On the other hand, I saw hunger, want, and suffering; poverty and unsatisfied human needs and wants were everywhere.