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Location: San Benito County CA

Biographical Sketch of Judge George H. Buck

Few names stand out more prominently in the history of California jurisprudence than that of George H. Buck, Superior Judge of San Mateo County, who is completing his twenty-fifth year on the bench and his thirty-third year in public office. As a jurist Judge Buck is one of the most eminent in the State. In addition to sitting on the San Mateo County bench, Judge Buck has been called many times to preside for other judges, and three years ago Governor Johnson appointed him to fill Judge Dooling’s unexpired term when he left the San Benito county court to become a Federal judge. Judge Buck entered public life in 1882, when he was elected District Attorney of San Mateo County. He was re-elected each term until 1890 when the citizens of San Mateo County elevated him to the Superior Bench. The best evidence of Judge Buck’s popularity and ability is the handsome majorities by which the voters have returned him to office at each election for Superior Judge since then. It was only last year that he was reelected at the primaries for a six-year term by a sweeping vote. Judge Buck was born in Maine in 1847. After completing his education, he had charge of Gorham’s Seminary and Academy in Maine. He later studied law in the office of Woodbury & Ingalls at Boston. He was admitted to...

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Biographical Sketch of William Henry Barg

Few of the San Mateo county offices have a better reputation for efficiency than the office of County Recorder William Barg. His system, modern and up-to-date in every respect, is known through the bay regions as a model of its kind. Mr. Barg is the son of one of Redwood’s best known and highly respected citizens and is himself well known throughout the county. When the Supervisors elected him to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Harold O. Heiner, Mr. Barg’s agreeable personality, accommodating manners and ability to carry on the work of his office, soon made him one of San Mateo county’s most popular officials. William Henry Barg was born in Hollister, California, on September 17, 1882. He received his primary and preparatory education in the public schools of San Francisco. He completed his education at the Sacred Heart College. Having specialized in accountancy and bookkeeping while in college, Mr. Barg followed this line of work after leaving school. He held many positions and was connected with many firms, gaining a wide experience in his chosen line of work. Mr. Barg had a responsible position with one of the largest firms on the coast, when he resigned to become County Recorder. Mr. Barg is well known for his interest in the “national game.” Back in 1905-6-7-8 and 9 he was a familiar figure upon the local...

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Huss, Rose Rader – Obituary

Mrs. Rose Huss, Pioneer, Passes. Widely Known Valley Resident Taken By Death Today. Mrs. Rose Huss, 73, widely known Kittitas Valley pioneer, died at her home here this morning [March 12, 1946]. Mrs. Huss traveled with her parents to this area by covered wagon over the Old Oregon Trail when a girl of seven, in 1879. She was born Rose Rader, a daughter of the late A. J. and Margaret Rader, October 9, 1872, near Hollister, Cal. She was the youngest member and last survivor of the sturdy Iowa family which moved into the Northwest in pioneer days. Their first home in the valley was the farm now owned by Cecil Johnson in the Fairview District. She was married to the late Edward H. Huss, October 9, 1890. Mr. Huss died in 1917. Mrs. Huss is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Libke and Mrs. Vernon Oakes, a son, Arthur E. Huss, all of Ellensburg. Another son, Edward, now a member of the Army air forces stationed at Fresno, Calif., arrived here today. Six grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Huss was a life-long member of the First Christian Church and a charter member of the local church. Funeral arrangements, in charge of the Honeycutt Funeral Home, have not been completed. [Buried in IOOF Cemetery] Contributed by Shelly...

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Cooke, Emma Margaret Rader – Obituary

Mrs. George B. Cooke, widow of the late pioneer valley stockman, died yesterday at 1 o’clock at her home on East Eighth Street after an illness of several weeks [died November 26, 1926]. When only a small girl she moved to the Kittitas Valley with her parents, residing here the remainder of her life. [George died only five months earlier]. Mrs. Cooke was born October 22, 1869, in San Benito County, California, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Rader. She grew to womanhood in this valley and on December 18, 1884, was married to the late George B. Cooke. Surviving Mrs. Cooke are six sons and daughters: Guy, Chester, Lloyd, Florence (Mrs. Wilfred Baird), all of Ellensburg, and Mrs. Charles Bull of Calgary, Alberta; also three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. E. H. Huss and Mrs. Jennie Bailes of Ellensburg, E. A. England of Hollister, Cal., W. H. Rader of Tacoma and George and Pleas Rader of Thorp. Mrs. Cooke was an active member of the Methodist Church from which the funeral will take place at 2 o’clock Sunday. This will be preceded by a short service at the home at 1:30 for the immediate family. Friends wishing to view the remains may call at the Steltz parlors from 10 to 1 o’clock tomorrow. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Salinan Family

Salinan Family. A linguistic stock of California, named by Latham (1856) and Powell (1891) from Salinas river. The Salinan Indians inhabited parts of San Luis Obispo, Monterey, and perhaps San Benito Counties, their territory extending from the sea to the main ridge of the Coast range and from the head of the Salinas drainage to a short distance above Soledad. Little is known about them; no name for themselves as a body, for their language, or for any division, either in their own or in any other Indian language, is known; nor is it known what any such divisions may have been. The name of the place at which the mission of San Miguel was established was Vahia, or Vatica, and that of the mission of San Antonio, Sextapay. The Tatche (Tachi) or Telame Indians, mentioned by Duflot do Mofras as at San Antonio, are Yokuts tribes that were brought to that mission. Cholame Creek and town in San Luis Obispo County possibly take their name from a Salinan word, and the same may be the case with Jolon in Monterey County. The missions of San Antonio and San Miguel were established in Salinan territory in 1771 and 1797. The total baptisms at these missions reached 4,400 and 2,400 respectively, and it appears that these numbers included Yokuts. Like all the other tribes, the Salinan Indians decreased rapidly during...

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San Benito County, California Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted at San Benito County California USGenWeb) Hollister IOOF Cemetery Surnames A-Z (look at the bottom of page for next letter) Burial / Removal / Transit Permits Issued 1874 to 1910; 1911 to 1921 in San Benito County Surname A-H Surname I-Z Cherry Hill Cemetery, Panoche Pine Hill Cemetery, Bitterwater area Rest Haven Cemetery, Harmony Hills Willow Creek Cemetery, Willow Creek County Cemetery, Hollister New Idria Cemetery, New Idria Following Cemeteries (hosted at San Benito County California Tombstone Transcription Project) Burial Index 1874-1910 Following Cemeteries (hosted at Interment.net) Pine Hill Cemetery...

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