Santa Cruz County History - People



My Early Childhood Memories: End Notes
by Sarah Hinton Gourley

Edited by Keith and Dee Kraft

  1. Grandfather Anthony, i.e., Asa Anthony. m. Sarah (Odell) Anthony in1814.
  2. Uncle Burnett, i.e., Isaac Burnett, second husband of Lydia A. Anthony, (sister of Elihu Anthony).
  3. Uncle David Pringle, i.e., first husband of Amanda M. Anthony, sister of Elihu Anthony.
  4. Aspinwall - a small town on the east coast of Panama which was the starting point for the passage across the isthmus via the Panama Railroad.
  5. Charley and Mary Hinton, Sarah’s older brother and younger sister.
  6. Proud flesh - an abnormally abundant growth of granulation tissue in a wound or ulcer.
  7. The rockaway was a light, low, four-wheeled carriage with a standing top and open at the sides.
  8. Horace Pope started the Pope House, which became a stoping place for the wealthy and social elite of San Francisco. See Rowland, Leon, Santa Cruz - The Early Years, Santa Cruz, Calif., Paper Vision Press, 1980, p.147.
  9. Booth’s Grove once stood at the west end of the Water St. bridge near where the County buildings are now.
  10. Sand Lane - a former section of Ocean Street to the foot of Graham Hill Road.
  11. George T. Anthony, brother of Elihu Anthony.
  12. Fancy, i.e., ornamental woodwork.
  13. Hatch home - ... near High Street in the Escalona Heights area of Santa Cruz. See Clark, Donald, Santa Cruz County Place Names, Santa Cruz Historical Society, 1986, p. 205.
  14. Linen duster - a light overgarment to protect clothing from dust.
  15. Renay - may refer to William Rennie.
  16. Asa W. Rawson and Fredrick E. Bailey.
  17. The "golf links" refer to the Santa Cruz Golf and Country Club (in Pogonip) which folded in 1935. See Clark, Donald T. Santa Cruz County Place Names, Santa Cruz Historical Society, 1986, p. 259.
  18. Amelia (Hinds) McPherson was a lifelong friend of Sarah, and was Lillian (McPherson) Rouse’s grandmother.
  19. Creek, i.e., Pogonip Creek, a small intermittent stream that rises to the east of Coolidge Drive on the UCSC campus and flows in a southeasterly direction into a reservoir between Encinal St. and Golf Club Drive. See Clark, Donald, Santa Cruz County Place Names, Santa Cruz Historical Society, 1986, p. 260.
  20. The school referred to was Miss Well’s private school, which was conducted in a little cottage located at the edge of the Soquel Avenue bridge at the corner of Front Street and Soquel Avenue. Santa Cruz. [About 1857] Sentinel, Sunday, January 22, 1967.
  21. "Spicy Mix" - Edward H. Mix, left Santa Cruz in the late 1870’s for Walla Walla territory. He was an engineer for the Oregon line.
  22. Mr. George - Robert George of San Francisco, married Josephine Boston of Santa Cruz on Dec. 8, 1858 at the First Congregational Church .
  23. Capt. White - Unknown.
  24. Sala benica - Believed to be a greeting.
  25. The tannery refers to the Anton Fischer Tannery located on River Street, which was sold to Jacob Kron in 1866. The tannery was sold to A. K. Salz in 1914.
  26. Alice (Hinton) Hunsucker. (1862 - 1943).
  27. Georgiana Bruce Kirby and Eliza Farnham.
  28. "Murder. - The body of Mr. Thomas Russell was discovered this morning in a small ravine above the tannery of Messrs. Kirby, Jones & Co." Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 21, 1862.
  29. Isbel Grove was a popular camp meeting ground, named after Dr. Chauncey Isbel. It was located near the junction of Isbel Drive and Branciforte Drive. - See Clark, Donald T. Santa Cruz County Place Names, Santa Cruz Historical Society, 1986, p.165.
  30. Louisa (Anthony) Huntington.
  31. "Russells Hill", probably on Evan Russell’s farm which "reached from Ocean Street back to the San Lorenzo River and to Pasatiempo Creek." See Koch, Margaret. Santa Cruz County, Fresno, Calif., Valley Publishers, 1973, p. 216.
  32. Amelia Alexander, daughter of Lydia A. (Anthony) Alexander. Lydia Alexander was widowed and married Isaac Burnett in 1853.
  33. Hannah (Hurd) Anthony, married to George T. Anthony in 1840.
  34. Louis A., i.e., Lewis H. Anthony, son of George T. Anthony.
  35. "youngest child", i.e., Orvil A. Anthony.
  36. Capt. McAlmond - Charles Gustavus McAlmond. Born in Maine, his occupation was Mariner. He lived in Santa Cruz in 1868 and left for San Diego in 1871.
  37. Hoosiers - people born in Indiana.
  38. "Uncle Charles", i.e., Charles V. Anthony, m. Niobe (Bennett) Anthony (Aunt Obi).
  39. "The hill on the south..." The junction of Center and Chestnut Streets.
  40. Shanty Flat, i.e., If one was going to the lower part of town [Santa Cruz] they were going to the "flat." The small boys and older ones called it "shanty flat." See Clark, Donald T. Santa Cruz County Place Names, Santa Cruz Historical Society, 1986, p. 339.
  41. Eagle Hotel - The southwest corner of Emmet and School Streets.
  42. Holy Cross Cemetery.
  43. The stream was called "Tres Ojos de Agua", and was formed by three springs that gushed forth from limestone formations high on the hill above the Mission. See Koch, Margaret. Santa Cruz County, Fresno, Calif., Valley Publishers, 1973, p. 6.
  44. Evergreen Cemetery - "this is one of the earliest Protestant cemeteries in California." See Clark, Donald T. Santa Cruz County Place Names, Santa Cruz Historical Society, 1986, p. 113.

Copyright 1996 Keith and Dee Kraft. Reproduced by permission of the editors, Keith and Dee Kraft. Photographs courtesy of Keith and Dee Kraft.


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