NAME, Years Elected to City Council
Douglas G Barnes (1825-1889) served on the City Council in 1861, 1868 and 1869.
Born in New York, Barnes came to California during the Gold Rush in 1850 then returned to New York in 1853 and then came back and settled in Oakland.5 He is said to have made the first planing mill in Oakland on First Street before moving to Vallejo and establishing the first planing mill there. The Oakland Mill, the Pioneer Planing Mill, was built in 1865 and had 4 employees.4 Barnes was heavily involved in yachting and boating and competed locally.1 Unfortunately, he also died in a boating accident in 1899 after sailing to Alaska. Guinn was married twice: first to Adelia Dunning in New York and then to Elmira Pankost in California.6
OTHER POSITIONS IN CITY GOVERNMENT
1855: State Assembly3
1869: Trustee, Oakland Fire Department2
1882: State Legislature7
1. "LOST HIS LIFE ON THE YUKON: REPORTED DROWNING OF CAPTAIN D. G. BARNES." San Francisco Chronicle: July 28, 1899.
2. "THE MITCHELL MANSLAUGHTER." The Daily Morning Chronicle: Mar 18, 1869.
3. Bancroft, Hubert Howe et al. History of the Pacific States of North America. AL Bancroft: 1890.
5. Guinn, JM. History of the State of California and Biographical Record of Oakland and Environs (V2) Los Angeles: Historic Record Co: 1907.