Individual Record 614

Name}   Hancock, Maud Ellen Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Cir   9 Nov 1879 Place}   *   ,   *   , Ontario
Marr.: Date} Cal     1903/1904 Place}       (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 24 Sep 1946 Place} Santa Cruz County Hospital, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Burial: Date} Exa 28 Sep 1946 Place} IOOF Cemetery, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California
  Grave Marker} No
Source 1} 100 = 1891 CAN cen
Source 2} 116 = Newspaper
Source 3} 1134=1910 USA cen
Source 4} 1075=Voter record
Source 5} 170 = Invitation
Source 6} 313 = Newspaper
Source 7} 733 = Photographs
Source 8} 319 = 1920 USA cen
Source 9} 734 = Photographs
Source 10} 1005=1930 USA cen
Source 11}127 = Interview
Source 12}439 = Family history
Source 13}320 = Death certif
Source 14}322 = Obituary
Parents: } Thomas Hancock & Mary Anne Howells
   Relationship No.}   20
1st Household No.}   96 = Bosanquet Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2} Milliner
  Religion/Church} Salvation Army
Spouses:    First} Pendleton, George Hammond
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  *Maud was probably born in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County.  She spent her childhood and teenage years at her parents' farm in Bosanquet.
In Feb 1896 Maud was the Maid of Honor at the wedding of her sister Nellie.  Maud moved to California probably in about 1900.

After she married, Maud and her husband resided with the Pendleton family in Placer County, California.  In 1910 her husband and three of his brothers listed their occupation as gold miner.  Maud did the cooking for them.

In 1912 Maud registered to vote as a Republican in Dunsmuir, Siskiyou County — which is located on California's northern border with Oregon.  She and her husband later moved to Santa Cruz, California.

The Hancock family in 1916 The Hancock family in 1916 In early 1916 Maud traveled from the Pendleton family home in Santa Cruz and went to Corning, California, to attend her parents' 50th anniversary party.  The first two photos show Maud with her parents and siblings at the party on 6 Mar 1916.  The two photos below right show Maud with some of her siblings and two of her nephews, The Hancock siblings in 1916 The Hancock siblings in 1916 Wilfred Hancock and Ralph Culley.

In 1920 Maud was then 38 years old, a naturalized U.S. citizen, and living with her husband in her husband's parents' home in Santa Cruz.

In Apr 1927 Maud visited her Hancock relatives in Napa as shown in the two photos below left.

Hancock family in 1927 Hancock family in 1927 Naida said I spent some time with them when I was a kid during summer vacations (circa 1922 to 1935).  Maud was quite a "gal".  Could cuss like a trooper!  She had a sister, Mary, who moved in with Maud and her husband in Santa Cruz — where Mary died.  Aunt Maud once took me to the cemetery where she's buried.  She was buried in "Potters Field" as there was no money for final expenses and Aunt Maud felt very badly about that.

By 1930 Maud and her husband were still living in the family home, but they were then listed as the heads of household.  By this time they owned and operated a nursery — and raised begonias and huge carnations.

In 1940, 1942, and 1944 Maud registered to vote as a Democrat in Santa Cruz.  In the former two years she reported her occupation as housewife, and in the latter she reported her occupation to be florist.

Maud passed on in 1946 at age 77 years, 2 months, and 15 days following an accidental fall in her home.  She died of hypostatic pneumonia due to shock as a result of a broken hip.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death} 10:00 P.M. Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Maud Hancock Pendleton
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Maud in 1916
Immigr'n Date} Fam 1900 Port} Unknown
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition} Accidental fall
  Cause of Death} Pneumonia
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated}   7 May 2009
Date Created}    3 Mar 1996
Copyright © 2009 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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