Individual Record 207

Name}   Hancock, Arthur Stanley Family History} Hancock                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam  9 Jun 1908 Place} Napa, Napa, California
Marr.: Date}   Place}  
Death: Date} Cal  12 Jul  1922 Place} At home, El Granada, San Mateo, California
Burial: Date} Cir  15 Jul  1922 Place} IOOF Cemetery, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo, California
 Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   25 = 1910 USA cen
Source 2} 733 = Photographs
Source 3} 299 = 1920 USA cen
Source 4}   85 = Family hstry
Source 5} 766 = Obituary
Source 6} 689 = Letter
Source 7}   83 = Cemetery rec
Source 8}  
Source 9}  
Source 10} 
Parents: } Frank Thomas Hancock & Caroline Maud Hicks (Carrie)
   Relationship No.} 10
1st Household No.} 48 = 124 North Street, Napa
      Occupation 1} Student
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church}  
Spouses:   Prime} None
 Total Number of} 0
Notes:  Accidental Death   El Granada, California   12 July 1922

"Arthur Hancock fourteen year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Hancock met with what seems to be a terrible accident Wednesday afternoon, when he was strangled to death in the woodshed at the home of his parents at North El Granada.

During the afternoon Mrs. Hancock called Arthur, telling him that she was going to a neighbors for a while and telling him to be sure and lock the door before he went away.  The boy who was getting his fishing tackle in shape to be ready for a fishing trip on Thursday, answered that he would do so.

Upon her return home she found that the door had not been locked, and seeing a neighbor, Mr. Saur passing called to him asking if he had seen Arthur.  After a short conversation Mr. Saur started to leave and when some 100 feet from the house heard Mrs. Hancock scream and call to him, whereupon he hastily returned and upon entering the shed at the direction of Mrs. Hancock, he found the boys body dangling from a rope, with his feet hardly three inches from the floor and his head covered with a piece of white sheet.  A chair about a foot in the rear of him told the whole story.

Mr. Saur cut him down and set about to see if there was life, but of no avail, he must have been dead for some time.

Arthur was a good natured boy of cheerful disposition and in good health and the only solution is that he was trying to play one of his boyish pranks as a ghost and frighten some one, and while standing upon the chair lost his balance and fell off and could not get back and with no help near just strangled to death.

At the time of the accident the boys father and another son were at Portola who were at once notified.

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Hancock are old residents of the district and have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community."
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} P.M. Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Arthur in 1913 and 1914
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}  
Military: Service} None
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Accidental hanging
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 11 Aug 2006
Date Created}  26 Nov 1994
Copyright © 2005 - 2006 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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