Household Record 50

Res.1/Male/Husb}   Hancock, Wilfred Charles Family History} Hancock
Res.2/Fem./Wife}   Samuels, Nora Agnes HH Type} Historic household   HH
Name(s)} Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred C. Hancock
Optional} and family
Str./Apt.} Canary Cottage
City/etc.} Calistoga, California
Household Dates:
  Source}     Apr 1976
  Move-In}   Cir 1914
  Move-Out} Cir 1916
Source 1}     8 = Biography
Source 2} 733 = Photographs
Source 3} 737 = Photographs
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 28 Feb 2006
Date Created}  30 Aug  1994
Notes:  Wilfred and Nora moved to Calistoga with their daughters so that Wilfred could install electricity in the town of Calistoga.  Prior to this, most of Calistoga had no electricity — especially in the homes.  Wilfred often mentioned his experiences in converting wine cellars in the area from gas to electric lighting.

Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Canary Cottage, where they stayed, was probably a rental unit.  It snowed during the winter of 1915.  Wilfred and Nora took these three photographs to record their daughters enjoying this unusual event.

Wilfred had a second job running the projector at a Calistoga movie theater.

While living in Calistoga, Nora would frequently visit Napa by boarding the electric car that went through Napa by way of Jefferson Street and stopped at the Napa depot located at Third and Soscal.

Son Warren was born in Calistoga on 18 May 1915.

The family returned to Napa about one year after Warren's birth — when Wilfred finished his electrical work.  The assignment to Calistoga had lasted two years.
Total # of Residents} 5  
Other Residents:
Household  His Last HH} 197  His Next HH} 200
Links => Her Last HH} 197 Her Next HH} 200
  3rd Res.} Hancock, Leola Agnes (Lee) 200
  4th Res.} Hancock, Bee Ella 200
  5th Res.} Hancock, Warren Samuel (Bud) 200
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