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GEORGE HOOK

The life of that once well-known Californian, George Hook, formerly of Contra Costa county, spanned the period of thirty years, from 1S51 to 1880. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, was there reared and educated and from there came, a young man, to California. It was at Placerville and in Contra Costa county that he passed most of his active life and in the latter place he died, sincerely mourned by a wide circle of acquaintances.

In 1874 Mr. Hook married Miss Mary Green, a native of San Bernardino, Cal., whose father in 1849, when nineteen years of age, left Ohio and crossed the plains to California. Mrs. Green, a native of England and now a resident of Sacramento, remembers all of the details of the eventful journey on the overland trail. Mrs. Hook bore her husband a son and a daughter, Henry and Sarah C. Hook. The former is married and lives at Roseville, Cal., and Sarah is a member of her mother's household. 


Source:
History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011