|Name} Samuels, George Washington (Geo)||Family History} Hancock|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Male|
|Birth: Date} Fam 23 May 1862||Place} Gordon Valley, Napa, California|
|Marr1: Date} Exa 14 Mar 1883||Place} Napa, Napa, California (Link)|
|Marr2: Date} Fam 2 Jan 1915||Place} Vacaville, Solano, California (Link)|
|Marr3: Date} Bef 1921||Place} (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 28 Oct 1957||Place} Vacaville, Solano, California|
|Burial: Date} Exa 31 Oct 1957||Place} Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, Napa, California|
|Grave Marker} Yes (2 photos)||
|Parents: } Edmond Samuels & Mary Myrtle Gregory |
Relationship No.} 22
|1st Household No.} 84 = Blue Mountain, Napa, California|
| Occupation 1} Farmer |
Occupation 2} Rancher
|Spouses: Prime} Coleman, Lucy Mildred|
Second} Long, Minnie May
Third} ? , Edith
Total Number of} 3
|Notes: George as a child was raised in the Gordon Valley — which is 10 miles east of the city of Napa and at the southeastern corner of Napa County, California. George married Lucy Coleman of Cherry Valley in March 1883. He was 5' 11" and had brown eyes, light hair, and a fair complexion.|
| While living in the Gordon Valley in late 1888, George's dog found the
skull of Pete Olsen,
Mrs. Lyons' murderer. The skull was given to Sheriff McKenzie.|
On 30 Sep 1891, George was granted a homestead on 162 acres in a quarter of a Section 30 Township 7 in the Napa County area near the town of Monticello – an area now known as Lake Berryessa. Five months later, George was granted another homestead on an additional 160 acres in Section 31 of Township 7.
In July 1892, the Napa Register reported that "G. W. Samuels of the Blue Mountain has many improvements and intends to build this Fall. The mountain is getting quite well settled."
On 25 Jul 1896, George registered to vote in Napa County Precinct 55. He gave his occupation as Rancher, his residence as Blue Mountain, but his P.O. as Vacaville.
In the Fall of 1905 George moved his family down from Blue Mountain to a one-story house with basement on North Street (now Behrens Street) in the town of Napa. Lucy and their children stayed there while he worked in Vacaville. He periodically visited Lucy and his family.
George outlived his first two wives and never got a divorce. The photo at the right shows George in Vacaville, California, on 25 Jun 1944.
Dan remembers going with Nora to see George in his Vacaville home. George had a number of acres of fruit trees. Dan enjoyed walking around under the trees while searching for Indian arrowheads. In the course of several trips, Dan found many black flint arrowheads. George's land must have once been the site of an Indian campground.
Dan remembers George as a large man who usually sat in a big chair. George died at age 95.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death} 2:40 P.M.||Fraternal/Social} Masons|
|Confirm. Date}||Photo} George circa 1910|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
|Health Condition} Heart disease,
arteriosclerosis, diabetes, & senility
Cause of Death} Pulmonary congestion
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