Scope and Content
Title: Inventory of the Hazel McIntosh
Date (inclusive): 1865-1974
Collection number: P 103
Kuhlman, Hazel McIntosh
19 file folders, 216 photographs
Roseville Public Library History Collection
Abstract: Hazel Christine McIntosh Kuhlman was born at home in Roseville
on March 14, 1892 to Alice W. McIntosh and William McIntosh. With the exception of a few
years, Hazel lived most of her life in Roseville at the same house where she was born at
the triangle lot at 205 Washington Blvd., bordered by Main St. and High St. The Hazel
McIntosh Kuhlman Collection is arranged in seven series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Legal
Documents, 3. Financial Records, 4. Diaries, 5. Publications, 6. Ephemera, and 7. Photographic
Material. Items span the years 1865-1974 with the bulk of the items dating from 1865 to 1957.
Physical location: Roseville Public Library
Languages: Languages represented in this collection:
Collection is open for research.
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The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from
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[Identification of item], Hazel McIntosh Kuhlman, P 103: [box: folder number], Roseville
Public Library, History Collection, Roseville, California.
The executors of the Hazel McIntosh Kuhlman estate donated this collection in 1979.
Lola Aguilar processed this collection and created its finding aid in 2010.
Hazel Christine McIntosh Kuhlman was born at home in Roseville on March 14, 1892 to
Alice W. McIntosh and William McIntosh. With the exception of a few years, Hazel lived
most of her life in Roseville at the same house where she was born at the triangle lot
at 205 Washington Blvd., bordered by Main St. and High St.
William was born in 1856 in Canada and became a citizen on July 31, 1886, after moving
to Placer County where he bred horses. Hazels mother Alice W. Entwistle was born in Iowa
Hill, Placer County on September 4, 1864 and earned her teaching certificate in 1887. She
taught grammar school until she married William on June 6, 1889. After his death nine years
later, Alice resumed her teaching career. She taught in Roseville schools until 1923, when
she left to teach at Center Joint School until her death on December 25, 1931.
Hazel graduated from Sacramento High School in 1912 and continued on to California State
Normal School, San Jose for her teaching degree, which she received in 1914. In 1920 the
California State Board of Education awarded her a Life Diploma to teach primary or grammar
school. Hazel lived with her mother and taught in Placer County from 1914 to 1920. She then
left to teach in Merced County before settling in Sacramento, where she worked at Crocker
Elementary, John Muir Elementary, and William Land Elementary Schools. She retired on
June 14, 1957.
While at San Jose, Hazel met her future husband Harry Fred Kuhlman. Harry was born
on December 10, 1893 in Chicago, Illinois to Frederick J. and Anne M. Kuhlmann. Together
with his parents and brothers Charles and Walter, Harry moved from Chicago to San Jose in
1912. After college he traveled the Northwest with a friend, eventually getting work as a
Ford salesman. After the U.S. entry in World War I, Harry joined the 22nd Aero Squadron, USA,
Royal Flying Corps in 1917 where he trained in Leaside, Ontario Canada. He then continued
training at Camp Taliaferro in Hicks, Texas before leaving for France. At the end of the war
he moved to San Francisco where he worked as an engineer in material testing and research
and inspector for the Bay Bridge for the California State Dept. of Highways. Harry was a
member of the State Employees Assoc. and the Placer Co. Historical Assoc.
In addition to her love of teaching, Alice passed along to Hazel her love of travel.
Together, both women traveled throughout Northern California. They also remained active
in the community, joining the Minerva Rebekah Lodge No. 72 of Roseville. Hazel was a life
member of the California Teachers Assoc., National Education Assoc., and the PTA Retired
After a long courtship, Hazel and Harry married on August 14, 1931 and settled in
Sacramento. Four months later Alice McIntosh died of pneumonia. The newly married couple
moved to the Roseville house where Hazel was born. Harry died on March 6, 1972 and Hazel
followed on March 29, 1974. The childless couple left the bulk of their estate to California
State University, San Jose.
Scope and Content
The Hazel McIntosh Kuhlman Collection is arranged in seven series: 1. Correspondence,
2. Legal Documents, 3. Financial Records, 4. Diaries, 5. Publications, 6. Ephemera, and
7. Photographic Material. Items span the years 1865-1974 with the bulk of the items dating
from 1865 to 1957.
Series 1, Correspondence, consists of one file folder arranged chronologically and
includes letters and greeting cards. Series 2, Legal Documents, consists of six file
folders arranged chronologically and is divided into three subseries: Deeds and Agreements,
Certificates, and Wills, Estates, and Insurance. Two deeds date from the late 19th century
from Anna Pierce Judah, widow of promoter and first chief engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad
Theodore D. Judah, to Patrick Dempsey and William McIntosh for Roseville properties. Certificates
include citizenship and marriage licenses for Hazel and her parents. The last subseries include
the wills of Hazel, her mother, and her father-in-law.
The third series, Financial Records, consists of two file folders arranged chronologically
and includes employment records and receipts. Series 4, Diaries, consists of one file folder
and is arranged chronologically and includes Harry Kuhlmans diaries. Series 5, Publications
consist of two file folders and includes World War I newsletters and pamphlets in English and
in German and news clippings.
Series 6, Ephemera consists of three file folders and is divided into three subseries:
Certificates, Announcements and Memorabilia, and Postcards. The first subseries is arranged
chronologically and includes Hazel and her mother Alice Entwistle's teaching certificates.
The second subseries is arranged chronologically and includes World War I memorabilia from
France. Most of the third subseries, Postcards, are undated, therefore are arranged alphabetically.
The postcards are circa 1914 to 1918 from France. Series 7, Photographic Material is divided
into two subseries: Photographs and Negatives. Photographs are arranged chronologically into
Hazels personal photographs followed by Harrys World War I photographs. Negatives are arranged
The following terms have been used to undex the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Entwistle, Alice W.
Judah, Anna Pierce, 1828-1895
Kuhlman, Hazel C.
Kuhlman, Harry F.
United States.Army.American Expeditionary Forces
World War I
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