Search billions of records on




Camilo Martin, a prominent citizen of San Francisco, was born on the Island of Cuba, in 1830. He received his education in Germany, and came to the Pacific coast in 1850, soon after the gold discovery. Soon after his arrival here he was employed in a mercantile house, and a few years later entered the agency of the Rothschild banking house, where he remained until 1865, and in that year engaged in the banking business with Governor Latham, establishing the San Francisco Bank, Governor Latham being manager and Mr. Martin assistant manager. He held this position fourteen years, when he resigned and engaged in commercial pursuits. In 1854 he received the appointment of Spanish Consul, and since then, for a period of thirty-seven years, he has held this position, and is the eldest foreign representative in actual service on the Pacific coast. For more than forty years Mr. Martin has been actively identified with the progress and development of this city and State. 

Transcribed by Donna L. Becker 

Source: "The Bay of San Francisco," Vol. 1, pages 504-505, Lewis Publishing Co., 1892.


2004 Donna L. Becker.


California Biography Project


San Francisco County


California Statewide


Golden Nugget Library