Inventory of the Uno J. Hebuck Collection
Processed by Lola Aguilar
Roseville Public Library History Collection© 2008
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Roseville, CA 95678
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Title: Uno J. Hebuck Collection
Collection number: P 102
Creator: Hebuck, Uno J.
Extent: 1 linear ft.
Repository: Roseville Public Library History Collection
Abstract: As a lifelong resident of the Roseville and Rocklin area, Uno Jacob Hebuck was especially suited to document the history of pioneer families of Placer County. Hebuck was born on September 27, 1897 in Roseville, California. The Uno J. Hebuck Collection is arranged in one series: 1. Manuscripts. Items span the years 1971 to 1977. Several items are undated.
Physical location: Roseville Public Library
Languages: Languages represented in this collection: English
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Uno J. Hebuck Collection, P 102: [box: folder number], Roseville Public Library, History Collection, Roseville, California.
Uno J. Hebuck donated this collection in 1979.
Lola Aguilar processed this collection and created its finding aid in 2008.
As a lifelong resident of the Roseville and Rocklin area, Uno Jacob Hebuck was especially suited to document the history of pioneer families of Placer County. Hebuck was born on September 27, 1897 in Roseville, California. His parents were born in Finland, father Henry A. in 1869 and mother Sofia Haaga in 1871. The couple moved to 501 Tahoe Avenue, Roseville in 1889 and Henry worked in Rocklin as a blacksmith for a granite quarry. The family soon grew with the addition of eleven children, three of whom died. By 1907 the Hebuck children included Lewis, Sulo, Henry R., Lempi, Uno, Marie, Harvey, and Elvira. Henry then moved his family to Cemetery Road in Rocklin.
Along with his brothers, Uno started playing baseball for local leagues at the age of fourteen. From 1912 he also played saxophone for area bands and orchestras. Uno graduated with the first class of Roseville High School and is credited with authoring the school's motto, "Deeds Not Words." Beginning in 1917 Hebuck began a forty-five year career, first as a machinist's helper then as a ticket clerk for the Southern Pacific Railway Company. He moved to Orland, Knights Landing, Reno, NV, Truckee, and Folsom before securing a position in the Roseville depot. He married his first wife Emma Cudly the same year. Emma was born in Nebraska on September 15, 1900. Their daughter Una Mae was born September 12, 1919.
Hebuck joined several fraternal organizations over the years, including the Roseville Masonic Lodge No. 222, Loyal Order of Moose No. 1293, Odd Fellows Lodge No. 203, and the Improved Order of Redmen and Minneopa Tribe No. 244. In the 1930s he volunteered for the Democratic Central Committee and served as a member of the Roseville City Council from 1942 to 1946. From 1954 to 1955 Hebuck served as a member of the Roseville City Charter Committee.
After his retirement from the Southern Pacific in 1962, Hebuck continued volunteering as umpire scorekeeper, manager, and league director for local baseball. He eventually wrote a baseball history, which he donated to local libraries and historical societies. He also organized and played for an orchestra that performed at the Odd Fellows Lodge for seventeen years. Hebuck compiled and wrote several pioneer family indexes for Placer County, which he also donated to local repositories.
On October 3, 1972, Hebuck's wife Emma died. She was seventy-two years old. In 1973 Hebuck married Tyyni M. Panttaja. She was born in 1898 in Montana, but grew up in Rocklin. The marriage ended in May 1974. Uno J. Hebuck died on January 25, 1980 and is buried at the Roseville Cemetery.
The Uno J, Hebuck Collection is arranged in one series: 1. Manuscripts. Items span the years 1971 to 1977. Several items are undated.
The series consists of fourteen file folders and is arranged alphabetically by title and includes histories, cemetery and family name indexes of Auburn, Lincoln, Newcastle, Rocklin, Roseville and the Western Placer County area., including multiple copies of some of the manuscripts.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hebuck, Uno J.
Placer County (Calif.)
Oral History-Uno J. Hebuck