Individual Record 13

Name}   Samuels, George Washington (Geo) Family History} Hancock              
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 23 May 1862 Place} Gordon Valley, Napa, California
Marr1: Date} Exa  14 Mar 1883 Place} Napa, Napa, California              (Link)
Marr2: Date} Fam   2  Jan  1915 Place} Vacaville, Solano, California     (Link)
Marr3: Date} Bef                1921 Place}                           (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  28 Oct  1957 Place} Vacaville, Solano, California
Burial: Date} Exa  31 Oct  1957 Place} Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, Napa, California
  Grave Marker} Yes (2 photos)
Source 1}   44 = 1870 USA cen
Source 2}   17 = 1880 USA cen
Source 3}   51 = Newspapers
Source 4} 211 = Marriage rec
Source 5} 467 = Land deeds
Source 6}   46 = Voter record
Source 7}   19 = 1900 USA cen
Source 8} 245 = Probate rec
Source 9}   24 = 1910 USA cen
Source 10}137 = Biography
Source 11}733 = Photographs
Source 12}738 = Photographs
Source 13}751 = Photographs
Source 14}  42 = Death record
Source 15}  30 = Cemetery rec
Source 16}  13 = Family hstry
Source 17}127 = Interview
Source 18}589 = Family hstry
Parents: } Edmond Samuels & Mary Myrtle Gregory
   Relationship No.} 22
1st Household No.} 84 = Blue Mountain, Napa, California
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2} Rancher
Spouses:   Prime} Coleman, Lucy Mildred
               Second} Long, Minnie May
                   Third} ? , Edith
 Total Number of} 3
Notes:  George as a child was raised in the Gordon Valley — which is 10 miles east of the city of Napa and at the southeastern corner of Napa County, California.  George married Lucy Coleman of Cherry Valley in March 1883.  He was 5' 11" and had brown eyes, light hair, and a fair complexion.
While living in the Gordon Valley in late 1888, George's dog found the skull of Pete Olsen, Mrs. Lyons' murderer.  The skull was given to Sheriff McKenzie.

Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Click to enlarge On 30 Sep 1891, George was granted a homestead on 162 acres in a quarter of a Section 30 Township 7 in the Napa County area near the town of Monticello – an area now known as Lake Berryessa.  Five months later, George was granted another homestead on an additional 160 acres in Section 31 of Township 7.

In July 1892, the Napa Register reported that "G. W. Samuels of the Blue Mountain has many improvements and intends to build this Fall.  The mountain is getting quite well settled."

On 25 Jul 1896, George registered to vote in Napa County Precinct 55.  He gave his occupation as Rancher, his residence as Blue Mountain, but his P.O. as Vacaville.

In the Fall of 1905 George moved his family down from Blue Mountain to a one-story house with basement on North Street (now Behrens Street) in the town of Napa.  Lucy and their children stayed there while he worked in Vacaville.  He periodically visited Lucy and his family.
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George outlived his first two wives and never got a divorce.  The photo at the right shows George in Vacaville, California, on 25 Jun 1944.

Dan remembers going with Nora to see George in his Vacaville home.  George had a number of acres of fruit trees.  Dan enjoyed walking around under the trees while searching for Indian arrowheads.  In the course of several trips, Dan found many black flint arrowheads.  George's land must have once been the site of an Indian campground.

Dan remembers George as a large man who usually sat in a big chair.  George died at age 95.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 2:40 P.M. Fraternal/Social} Masons
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photo} George circa 1910
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                    for the State of}  
Health Condition} Heart disease,
    arteriosclerosis, diabetes, & senility

  Cause of Death} Pulmonary congestion
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 23 May 2009
Date Created}  18 Jun  1994
Copyright © 2005 - 2009 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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