Finding Aid of George Hyde Obituary C058887

Finding aid prepared by Samantha Ronzano
Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107-1272
(415) 959-1849
October 30, 2015

Title: Hyde, George, Obituary
Identifier/Call Number: C058887
Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 folder 1 typed In Memorium book
Date (inclusive): 1819-1890
Abstract: File contains one book, the Memorium of George Hyde. Written and read at a meeting for the Society of California Pioneers on June 6th, 1892.

Scope and Contents note

File contains one obituary book, the In Memorium of George Hyde. Written and read at a meeting for the Society of California Pioneers on June 6th, 1892.

Biographical/Historical note

George Hyde was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 22nd 1819. He received an education at Emmetsburg, Maryland, and later returned to Philadelphia to work. When he learned that California was soon to be part of the United States, he obtained the position of clerk of Comodore Stockton who was ordered to the Pacific. Hyde arrived to San Francisco August 10th, 1846, and was honorably discharged from the Navy. Shortly after, Lieut. W. A. Bartlett of the Navy was captured by native Californians, and Hyde was appointed to perform the duties of the office for forty days until Bartlett was released. Hyde officially retired from the office of Alcalde in 1848, and his wife and children joined him in California in 1850. He lived his life peacefully and quietly. He passed away August 11th, 1890.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions on access.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

Existence and Location of Originals note

The Society of California Pioneers, 101 Montgomery St. Suite 150, The Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 94129.

Preferred Citation note

George Hyde Obituary. The Society of California Pioneers.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bartlett, Washington A., Lieut.
Hittell, John S
Holland, Nathaniel, 1812-1894
Hyde, George
Kearney, Phillip, General
Stockton, Robert Field, 1795-1866
San Francisco (Calif.)
Society of California Pioneers
Yerba Buena (Calif.)