Household Record 49

Res.1/Male/Husb}   Samuels, George Washington (Geo) Family History} Hancock
Res.2/Fem./Wife}   Coleman, Lucy Mildred HH Type} Historic household   HH
Name(s)} Mrs. George W. Samuels & family
Str./Apt.} 21 North Street
City/etc.} Napa, California
Household Dates:
  Source}     Exa           1906
  Move-In}   Fam  Fall 1905
  Move-Out} Aft   Dec 1913
Source 1}     8 = Biography
Source 2}   42 = Death record
Source 3}   43 = Obituary
Source 4}   84 = Town directy
Source 5}   24 = 1910 USA cen
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 25 Jan 2009
Date Created}  30 Aug 1994
Notes:  In the Fall of 1905 George moved his family down from Blue Mountain to a one-story house with a basement at 21 North Street within the city limits of the town of Napa.  George left almost immediately and returned to his work in Vacaville.

The Hancocks lived nearby at 124 North Street.  (The name of the street was later changed to Behrens Street.)  North Street was circled by Redwood Creek.

At that time, the most popular mode of transportation was walking — because the streets were not paved and most of the stores and buildings were clustered around Main and First Streets.

In 1906 when the earthquake hit San Francisco, the family's house swayed, their chimney crumbled, and a smokey haze was visible for days.  Many San Franciscans were evacuated from their homes and sent to Napa where people put them up in their spare rooms.

Click to enlarge The photograph at the right shows 8 of the 9 family members in 1908 at North Street; only Walter is missing.

The Napa City Directory of 1908 and the 1910 U.S. Census both listed six residents at 21 North Street:  Lucy, Walter, Bessie, Nora, Mildred, and Osmond.  Edith and Alma married in 1907 and 1909, respectively, and had departed earlier.  Bessie and Nora married later in 1910 and 1911, respectively, and moved out thereafter.

Lucy became ill with tuberculosis in 1912 and passed away at home at North Street on 8 Dec 1913.  The only minor children left at home at that time were Mildred (age 17) and Osmond (age 12).
Total # of Residents} 10  
Other Residents:
Household  His Last HH}   84  His Next HH}   21
Links => Her Last HH}   84 Her Next HH}   93
  3rd Res.} Samuels, Walter Rodney   93
  4th Res.} Samuels, Edith Margaret   ??
  5th Res.} Samuels, Alma Claire 237
  6th Res.} Samuels, Bessie Edna (Bess) 232
  7th Res.} Samuels, Nora Agnes 197
  8th Res.} Samuels, Mildred Mary (Millie)     1
  9th Res.} Samuels, Osmond Lloyd 232
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