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Finding aid of the Colonel George Hagar Memoriam C058477
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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.
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.
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