Individual Record 1334

Name}   Samuels, Barbara Evadna Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Exa  22 Oct 1922 Place} Monticello, Napa, California
Marr1: Date} Cir               1940 Place}  
Marr2: Date} Fam 12 Oct 1946 Place} Carson City,   , Nevada     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa    2 Oct 2010 Place} St. Helena, Napa, California
Burial: Date} Exa    9 Oct 2010 Place} Pope Valley Cemetery, Pope Valley, Napa, California
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 586 = Birth record
Source 2} 808 = 1930 USA cen
Source 3} 598 = Photographs
Source 4} 541 = Death record
Source 5} 773 = Obituary
Source 6} 1314=Obituary
Source 7} 585 = Interview
Source 8}   13 = Family history
Source 9} 589 = Family history
Source 10}1320=Family history
Parents: } Henry Edward Samuels & Letha Evadna Adams
   Relationship No.}   77
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1}  
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:    First} Miller, Peter
              Second} White, William Madison
 Total Number of} 2?
Notes:  Barbara was born in 1922 in the town of Monticello in Napa County, California.  She attended the Oak Grove Schoolhouse by riding to school on horseback every day.  She spent her summers swimming and fishing in Putah Creek, and hunting with family and friends on Blue Ridge.  She graduated from Winters High School, and in her early years, cowboyed throughout the Berryessa Valley for many of the ranchers — with a good horse always ready for the task.

The Hightower Family history reports that Barbara married Peter Miller in about 1940 and that he was killed in action after 1940 during World War II.  I have found no other evidence to prove this.

Barbara married William White in 1946.  Together they ranched in Carneros for 10 years.  In 1956 they bought a ranch in Chiles Valley, where they resided for the rest of their lives raising cattle, sheep, and hay.  Barbara was a charter member of the Pope Valley Ropers and Riders, and a longtime member of the Napa Solano Cattlemen's Association.

Barbara liked to can fruits and vegetables, took pleasure in cooking, and tending to to her garden — with her faithful dog Allie by her side.  Her love for the ranching way of life and agriculture-related pursuits continued to the end.  She passed away 20 days shy of her 88th birthday.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social} see Notes above
Baptism Date}   Place}   Barbara Evadna Samuels
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Barbara circa 1942
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated}   7 May 2011
Date Created}  15 Dec  2001
Copyright © 2011 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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