Individual Record 14

Name}   Coleman, Lucy Mildred Family History} Hancock              
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 22 Jan 1865 Place}   ,   , Nebraska
Marr.: Date} Exa 14 Mar 1883 Place} Napa, Napa, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa   8 Dec 1913 Place} 21 North Street, Napa, Napa, California
Burial: Date} Exa   9 Dec 1913 Place} Tulocay, Napa, Napa, California
  Grave Marker} Yes (4 photos)
Source 1}   45 = Family notes
Source 2} 374 = 1870 USA cen
Source 3} 211 = Marriage rec
Source 4}   18 = 1880 USA cen
Source 5}   19 = 1900 USA cen
Source 6} 127 = Interviews
Source 7} 243 = Probate rec
Source 8}   24 = 1910 USA cen
Source 9} 777 = Letter
Source 10}736 = Photograph
Source 11}738 = Photograph
Source 12}751 = Photograph
Source 13}776 = Death certif
Source 14}  43 = Obituary
Source 15}  30 = Cemetery rec
Source 16}  13 = Family history
Source 17}  85 = Family history
Parents: } Samuel Louis Coleman & Mary Powers
   Relationship No.} 23
1st Household No.} 84 = Blue Mountain, Napa, California
      Occupation 1}  
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church}  
Spouses:   Prime} Samuels, George Washington
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Lucy was two years old in 1867 when her parents left Nebraska and she came across the plains in a covered wagon to California.  They were settled and lived in Yount Township in Napa County during the 1870s.

Lucy was 18 years old and living in Cherry Valley in Napa County when she married George in 1883.  She was small, thin, weighed about 95 pounds, and had brown hair and grey eyes.


Using a dowry from Lucy's parents, George and Lucy homesteaded and built a 4-room house at Blue Mountain in Napa County.  Their daughters lived in the big attic.

Lucy didn't want to come down off the mountain; however, the land was rocky and unfarmable.  George needed to make a living — so he moved down to Vacaville and visited her at Blue Mountain periodically.  During the 1900 census, Lucy and the children were living in Blue Mountain — while George lived in Vacaville.

In the Fall of 1905 Lucy Mildred ColemanLucy quit Blue Mountain and moved, with her children, to a new family residence at 21 North Street in the city of Napa.  George, however, remained in Vacaville.

By 1910, after 27 years of marriage, Lucy had become very unhappy and wrote the following:
  • Many men are like that.  They use a woman as if she were a rose to be worn on their breast for an hour and then thrown aside.  Little things gave me joy:  a book, a picture, a new dress, a cheap jewel, a little journey.  It would have taken so little to make me happy and yet I have not had that little.  Because he did not enjoy the things I did, I was never permitted to have them.  I have had nothing in all these 27 years but hard work, a ceaseless heart-breaking struggle to keep the mantle of wifely duty pinned around my skeleton to keep the world from seeing or hearing that I am unhappy.  I weep for the love that he killed.  Poor little fool that I was!  When you take a woman's love away from her there is nothing else left in life for her to hope for.  Nothing.  That is the end and the end came for me long ago.

  • Lucy became ill with tuberculosis in 1912 and passed away at North Street in December 1913.
    Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 4:45 A.M. Fraternal/Social}  
    Baptism Date}   Place}   Lucy Mildred Coleman Lucy Mildred Coleman
    Confirm. Date}   Photos} young Lucy & mature Lucy
    Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
    Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
    Military: Service} None
    Health Condition}  
     Cause of Death} Tuberculosis
    Last Updated
    by} Dan Hancock
    Date Updated} 23 Nov 2012
    Date Created}  18 Jun  1994
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