Individual Record 20

Name}   Hancock, Bee Ella Family History} Hancock              
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Exa 22 May 1913 Place} Napa, Napa, California
Marr.: Date} Exa  30 Sep  1934 Place} Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  25 Sep  2005 Place} Napa Nursing Center, Napa, Napa, California
Burial: Date} Exa  28 Sep  2005 Place} Tulocay Mausoleum, Napa, Napa, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   85 = Family hstry
Source 2} 306 = 1920 USA cen
Source 3} 236 = Obituary
Source 4} 419 = Obituary
Source 5} 420 = Funeral rec
Source 6} 474 = Xmas card
Source 7} 500 = Xmas cards
Source 8} 522 = Family hstry
Source 9} 600 = Interview
Source 10}601 = Letters
Source 11}746 = 1930 USA cen
Source 12}838 = Obituary
Source 13}701 = Photographs
Source 14}733 = Photographs
Source 15}734 = Photographs
Source 16}735 = Photographs
Source 17}737 = Photographs
Source 18}915 = Photographs
Source 19}840 = Interview
Parents: } Wilfred Charles Hancock & Nora Agnes Samuels
   Relationship No.}     4
1st Household No.} 197 = 1100 West Second Street, Napa
      Occupation 1} Registered nurse
       Occupation 2} Secretary
       Occupation 3} Bookkeeper
       Occupation 4} Housewife
Spouses:   Prime} Lacaze, Henry Julien (Hank)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  In 1913, the year that she was born, Bee and her parents then lived at 1100 West Second Street in Napa.  Bee's name at birth was Ella Lucy; however, in later years she legally changed her name to Bee Ella.  An amended birth certificate was issued at the Napa County Recorder-County Clerk Office.
Click to enlarge Bee and her family moved to Canary Cottage in Calistoga in about 1914.  She enjoyed playing in the snow with her sister Leola that winter.  Her brother Warren was born there in 1915.

The family returned to Napa two years later and briefly resided at 824 Pine Street.  Bee's sister Ruth was born there in 1917.

When Bee was about six years old, her family moved to 2425 Second Street in Napa.  Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Click to enlarge Bee resided there for nearly 15 years.  The first photo at the right is Bee circa 1931.  The second photo at the right shows Bee at home in Napa in 1932 with the Shell storage tanks in the background.  The third photo shows her with her brother Warren at home in Napa by a car in 1932.
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Bee graduated from the Highland School of Nursing in Oakland (see left and bottom photos).  She then worked as a registered nurse at Parks Victory Hospital in Napa.

Bee married in September 1934 at age 21 and lived with her husband Hank in Napa during their 37½ years of marriage.  Bee was the bookkeeper and secretary for their Napa Click to enlarge Special Delivery and Lacaze Trucking businesses until they sold them and retired in 1962.

Click to enlarge The photo at the right shows her sister Leola and Bee at the entrance to an east Napa swimming pool circa 1951.

The photo at the left shows Bee in about 1960 and at age 47.

After Hank's death in 1972, Bee enjoyed traveling on cruise ships and going abroad.
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The photo at the right shows Bee arriving at her daughter's home in Oakville in May 1994.
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Bee went into a nursing home in February 1999 after breaking her hip.  She broke her other hip while in recovery there.  She was wheelchair bound as of February 2002.  Bee is at the left in the photo with her sister Ruth in March 2002.

Bee passed away in 2005 at age 92 years, 4 months.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 10:00 P.M. Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}     Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Bee circa 1933
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school diploma   Top Degree} Registered nurse
Military: Service} None
Health Condition} Alzheimer's disease
  Cause of Death} Old age
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 28 Mar 2009
Date Created}  21 Jun   1994
Copyright © 2005 - 2009 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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