Post on 08-Jan-2017




1 download

Embed Size (px)


<ul><li><p>MRS. GEORGIA HERRICK BELL. REPORT OF MEMORIAL COMMITTEEAuthor(s): M. F. QUINN, H. D. BARROWS and B. S. EATONSource: Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California and PioneerRegister, Los Angeles, Vol. 4, No. 3 (1899), pp. 279-280Published by: University of California Press on behalf of the Historical Society of SouthernCaliforniaStable URL: .Accessed: 23/05/2014 21:51</p><p>Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &amp; Conditions of Use, available at .</p><p> .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact</p><p> .</p><p>University of California Press and Historical Society of Southern California are collaborating with JSTOR todigitize, preserve and extend access to Annual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California andPioneer Register, Los Angeles.</p><p> </p><p>This content downloaded from on Fri, 23 May 2014 21:51:05 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 279 </p><p>concede; and no class will more heartily assent to this than those who for nearly forty years were his near friends and neighbors. Mr. Rose served Los Angeles county as state senator for the term com- mencing in 1887, and also as a member of the State Viticultural Society, and of the State Board of Agriculture. His life was an active one, as well as a useful one, both to himself and to his neigh- bors; and naturally they rejoiced in his successes and grieved at his misfortunes. </p><p>He was ambitious and enterprising, but California's usurious in- terest often - alas ! too often - neutralizes the most heroic struggles of ambition, and brings to naught the most carefully planned enter- prises. Usurious interest was one of the prime causes, in Mr. Rose's case, as in that of so many others, of his undoing. </p><p>Peace be to the ashes of our good friend and fellow-Pioneer, L.J.Rose! </p><p>We recommend that the respectful and sincere condolences of this Society of Pioneers of Los Angeles county be extended to the bereaved family of our deceased associate, and that a copy of this slight memorial sketch be transmitted to them by the secretary. </p><p>H. D. BARROWS, B. S. EATON, </p><p>Committee. Los Angeles, August i, 1899. Unanimously adopted on this date by the society. </p><p>MRS. GEORGIA HERRICK BELL. REPORT OF MEMORIAL COMMITTEE. </p><p>Again is our society called upon to mourn the death of an hon- ored pioneer and to extend its sympathetic condolences to the be- reaved family of the deceased. </p><p>Mrs. Georgia Herrick Bell, wife of Major Horace Bell, at the time of her decease had been a respected resident of Los Angeles for more than thirty-four years. The following brief memorial sketch of Mrs. Bell's life is based on data furnished to your com- mittee at their request, by her husband : </p><p>Mrs. Bell was born at Springfield, Mass., April 23, 1845. She was the daughter of Albert and Virginia (Crocker) Herrick. Both the Herrick and the Crocker families were of colonial and revolu- tionary stock, the former of New York and New England, and the latter of Virginia. </p><p>Major and Mrs. Bell were married Dec. 14, 1862, in New York city, whither the former, after the battle of Antietam, had been sta- </p><p>This content downloaded from on Fri, 23 May 2014 21:51:05 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>80 HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA </p><p>tioned to recruit sharpshooters. Afterwards her husband served un- der General Banks in Louisiana, where in April she joined him and where they both remained until September, 1865. From there they went to Texas, and in the spring of 1866 they started overland for California, reaching El Monte, Los Angeles county, on the 31st day of July, 1866. Their trip across the plains from Texas to Cali- </p><p>at the time referred to was fraught with great hardship and still greater danger. In the memoranda furnished us by her hus- band (accompanying this report) numerous interesting and excit- ing episodes are recounted, which occurred on this trip, and also in their army life during the civil war. </p><p>Mrs. Bell was of a kindly and dignified disposition, and she was universally loved and respected by all who knew her. She was domestic in her habits and manner of life, and thoroughly devoted to her family. She reared eleven children - five boys and six girls - the youngest, of whom was sixteen years old at the time of her death. </p><p>On the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Bell in Los Angeles they settled where the family homestead still stands, corner of Figueroa and Pico streets. Their residence was the first built south of Eighth street and west of what is now Grand avenue. Georgia Bell street was given that name years ago by the City Council in honor of Mrs. Bell. </p><p>Her husband, Major Bell, was a nephew of Capt. Alexander Bell, one of Los Angeles's early Pioneers, who settled here in the early forties and who, in 1856, was a Fremont presidential elector. </p><p>M. F. QUINN, H. D. BARROWS, B. S. EATON, </p><p>Committee. Los Angeles, Sept. 5, 1899. </p><p>MRS. CORDELIA MALLARD. (from the western graphic.) </p><p>The work of the grim reaper is now frequently felt among the pioneer families of Los Angeles, the latest to be taken being Mrs. Cordelia Mallard, widow of the late Judge Joseph S. Mallard, who died at her home on West Ninth street, on Sunday morning last, aged 76, surrounded by all her sons and daughters and many of her grandchildren. </p><p>Mrs. Mallard came with her husband, and a large party, across the plains in 1849, and a*ter a pilgrimage of eight months, fraught with many dangers and other vicissitudes, arrived at San Bernardino </p><p>This content downloaded from on Fri, 23 May 2014 21:51:05 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p><p>Article Contentsp. 279p. 280</p><p>Issue Table of ContentsAnnual Publication of the Historical Society of Southern California and Pioneer Register, Los Angeles, Vol. 4, No. 3 (1899), pp. 196-292Front MatterABEL STEARNS [pp. 197-199]A VISIT TO THE GRAND CANYON [pp. 200-205]MUY ILUSTRE AYUNTAMIENTO (Most Illustrious Ayuntamiento, or Municipal Council of Los Angeles) [pp. 206-212]DON YGNACIO DEL VALLE [pp. 213-215]EARLY CLUB LIFE IN LOS ANGELES [pp. 216-222]IN THE OLD PUEBLO DAYS (Homes and Home Life in Old Los Angeles) [pp. 223-227]THE PIOUS FUND [pp. 228-233]ALFRED ROBINSON [pp. 234-236]VALUE OF A HISTORICAL SOCIETY [pp. 237-242]JUAN BANDINI [pp. 243-246]THE STORY OF A PLAZA [pp. 247-256]EARLY GOVERNORS OF ALTA CALIFORNIA [pp. 257-260]BATTLE OF DOMINGUEZ RANCH [pp. 261-266]REPORT OF THE SECRETARY [pp. 267-267]CURATOR'S REPORT [pp. 268-268]TREASURER'S REPORT [pp. 268-268]PIONEERS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTYConstitution and By-Laws [pp. 270-272]</p><p>BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHESSTEPHEN W. LA DOW [pp. 273-274]A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF MR. E. N. McDONALD [pp. 274-276]FRANCIS BAKER [pp. 276-277]MEMORIAL SKETCH OF HYMAN RAPHAEL [pp. 277-277]LEONARD JOHN ROSE [pp. 277-279]MRS. GEORGIA HERRICK BELL. REPORT OF MEMORIAL COMMITTEE [pp. 279-280]MRS. CORDELIA MALLARD. (FROM THE WESTERN GRAPHIC) [pp. 280-282]JOSE MASCAREL [pp. 282-285]JAMES CRAIG [pp. 285-286]PALMER MILTON SCOTT [pp. 286-286]</p><p>Back Matter</p></li></ul>


View more >