Julia Poett Redington

Julia Poett, one of Agnes’s two sisters, married San Francisco pharmacist John Redington.  When their father Dr. Poett received the northern part of Rancho San Mateo, he gave a portion of it to John and Julia.  After Peninsula train service started in the 1860s, John Redington built a small “pill box” station near Oak Grove Avenue, where he flagged down trains for his ride into San Francisco.  As a result, he is known as the area’s first commuter.1

One of the Redington’s many children, Arthur, became Hillsborough’s town attorney. Numerous other children moved to Santa Barbara, including a daughter named Julia who married Francis W. Wilson, the architect of Santa Barbara’s train station.  Mrs. Wilson’s first cousin, George H. Howard, designed the Burlingame train station.

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1 Svanevik and Burgett, Burlingame: City of Trees, 1.