Finding aid of the Colonel George Hagar Memoriam C058477

Finding aid prepared by Carolee Gilligan Wheeler
Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107-1272
(415) 959-1849
pkeats@californiapioneers.org
07/31/2003


Title: Hagar, George, Col. Memoriam
Identifier/Call Number: C058477
Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: B001620
Storage Unit: C058477
Physical Description: 1.0 folder (1 bound volume)
Date: 1902
Abstract: This hand-illuminated memoriam covers the main events in George Hagar’s life from his birth to his death, including his education, his arrival in California during the Gold Rush, his business, his marriage, and his appointment to the Vice-Presidency of the Society of California Pioneers in 1897. Includes a reproduction of Hagar’s Society of California Pioneers membership certificate.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions on access.

Preferred Citation note

Colonel George Hagar Memoriam. The Society of California Pioneers.

Donor

Created by The Society of California Pioneers in 1902.

Biographical/Historical note

George Hagar was born in Lincoln, Massachusetts on 01/17/1820. As a young man he was Colonel of the Twentieth Regiment of the New Hampshire militia. He left New Hampshire on 03/01/1849 bound for San Francisco, taking a ship around Cape Horn. He arrived in San Francisco 6 months later and tried his hand, unsuccessfully, at gold mining. He ran a general store in Stockton for a time before moving to Colusa in 1860. He married Sarah A. Winship in 1867. He was President of Colusa County Bank from 1870 until his death on 08/12/1902.

Scope and Contents note

This hand-illuminated memoriam covers the main events in George Hagar’s life from his birth to his death, including his education, his arrival in California during the Gold Rush, his business, his marriage, and his appointment to the Vice-Presidency of the Society of California Pioneers in 1897. Includes a reproduction of Hagar’s Society of California Pioneers membership certificate.

Existence and Location of Originals note

The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107.

Related Archival Materials note

C015252 - Photograph of George Hagar taken by Taber in 08/1890.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hagar, George, Colonel, 1820-1902
Colusa (Calif.)
Journeys to the Pacific Coast
Pioneers--California
Pioneers--California--History--19th century
Society of California Pioneers.