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90 (711) Riverside
Edwin Shafter, Real Estate, George Shafter, clerk, A. J. Hinds
90 Riverside was at one time lived in by the Campbell family. The following story is about the son of the original residents.
30 June 1914
Death of Alouza E. Campbell
Alouza E. Campbell, a member of an old and highly respected family of Santa Cruz, died at Santa Clara at the age of 61 years. The deceased was born in Iowa, and when very young child, crossed the plains by ox team. His childhood was spent in Sonoma County, near Petaluma, andit was here he received his education. At the age of twenty years, with this parents he moved to San Luis Obispo county and engaged in the dairy business. In 1879 he came with his parents to Santa Cruz, and settled on Riverside Ave in the old family home, now occupied by George Shafter and family. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Campbell owned several acres in that locality and laid out Campbell St and it was from them this street derived its name. The deceased was an unmarried man and leaves a sister Mrs. C. F. Jess formerly of Riverside Ave and now a resident of Scotts Valley, two brothers, B. F. Campbell of Sonoma County and George Campbell of San Jose.
Santa Cruz Surf
29 April 1901 4:3
Another business change on Pacific Avenue occurs on the first of the month. E. G. Shafter of the firm of Shafter and McNair, barbers, has disposed of his interest to Floyd Rittenhouse, late of Stanford University. Mr. Shafter will remain with them.
Santa Cruz News
2 September 1919 1:2
Divorce Case Transferred Here
The divorce action brought by Mrs. Margaret A. Shafter against Edwin G. Shafter, in Alameda county has been transferred by formal order to the Santa Cruz county superior court. The Shafters are well known residents of Riverside avenue, and have been married 23 years and have one son, Maxwell, who is 19 years of age. Mrs. Shafter is seeking a legal separation on the general ground of alleged cruelty, and also asks the court for one half of the community property, which she asserts to consist of the home place on Riverside avenue and stock belonging to her husband in the First National bank of this city, in the Ewell fruit dryer at Capitola and in the Los Angeles Home Builders' Association, all valued at about $10,000. She also asks for custody of her son, $75 per month alimony, $75 attorney's fees and $25 for costs.
Santa Cruz News
18 November 1919 1:2
E. G. Shafter Wins Divorce; Wife Fails to Appear
E. G. Shafter, well known Riverside avenue property owner and local realty operator, was given a divorce by Superior Judge Knight this morning from his wife, Mrs. Margaret Shafter, on his cross-compliant, which charged that his wife had deserted him since June 15, 1918, and had not at any time since then returned.
Mrs. Shafter had originally brought suit for divorce in Alameda county court on the grounds of personal cruelty. Property settlements have all been made out of court. The couple have been been married for more than twenty-three years, and have one son, Maxwell Shafter, nineteen years of age. Mrs. Shafter did not appear this morning. Mr. Shafter was represented by Wyckoff & Gardner of Watsonville. Testimoney was given by Mr. Shafter and W. P. Netherton. [editor: Netherton was the Shafter's next door neighbor.]
Santa Cruz News
January 12, 1940
Boys Left Money By Kindly Santa Cruz Woman
Mrs. Margaret Alice Shafter, 75-year-old member of a pioneer family of Santa Cruz, the wife of the late Edwin George Shafter, provided 12 bequests of $100 each to "Young men who have rendered special acts of kindness towards me," in her will.
Attorneys for the estate said that at least five times in the past two years Mrs. Shafter had called them and added the names of new boys to the list of beneficiaries. Mrs. Shafter was the mother of the late Maxwell Shafter. The Shafter residence was at 90 Riverside avenue. She died in Oakland.