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George Oulton

George Oulton[1]

Male Abt 1831 - 1903  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name George Oulton 
    Born Abt 1831  [2
    Gender Male 
    AltBirth 29 Dec 1831  , , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence Abt 1850  Fraser Mountain, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1851  Egerton Township, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 9 Dec 1863  , , California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    State Controller (chief financial offcer) for a four year term as member of Union party 
    Misc 19 Jan 1864  [4

    • from Halifax Citizen, Tuesday, January 19, 1864

      A Successful Nova Scotian. -- A few years ago a young man named George Oulton, living at Fraser's Mountain, in the County of Pictou, left his native Province to seek his fortune amoung the placers of California. He finally located himself in the City of Sacramento, where he has won his way to honor and distinction. In October last he was elected, by a majority of 20,000 votes, to the office of Controller of the State, an office second only in importance, dignity, and emolument, to that of Governor; and we are informed that his friends intend to nominate him for the latter position next October, with every present prospect of success. Mr. Oulton's friends in the neighborhood of New Glasgow, and in Pugwash, where we believe his family now reside, must be gratified to learn of the young man's successful career in the land of his adoption.
    Census Aug 1870  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • age 38
    1870 Census, San Francisco, California
    1870 Census, San Francisco, California
    George Oulton (1831 - 1903), wife Elizabeth Hoff and children Elma, George and Gerard
    Census 1880  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 47 in 1880 census
    Occupation 1880  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    a distiller of liquor 
    Died 2 Jun 1903  Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    AltDeath 2 Jun 1908  Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • age at death 76 yrs 5 mos 4 days
    Residence Pugwash, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 17 Jun 1908  Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • !NAME: - Dorothy MacGregor BD: BP: DD: DP: MD: MP: WIF: buried just south of San Francisco, CA; went to US in 1842 (1900 Census); in northern CA by 1861; served as state contolller and two terms as state senator for San Francisco

      FL- Came to the United States in about 1842 at age 11.--May have settled in the Pugwash area with Charles(3)and Christine who purchase property and took out a morgage in 1854 according to William Oulton of Christina Lake.See Letter to Mary dated 5 Jan 1990. William beleives he (George) was the oldest son and so I have included that in my file with a question.
      William makes a further statement regarding George--the Wallace McGregors of California (who were apparently desecandants of George) who William was in contact with sent William a 1861 California newspaper clipping regarding George as follows: it being a writup of George Oulton who had won the bye election.--George married and had a son Gerard who became a ships captain. He the father of Jarade Oulton who married McGregor and they the parents of Wallace McGregor.--William had a picture of "the beautiful sailing vessel called the Eliza Oulton. ..obviously named for the wife of John Oulton. This vessel established some sailing records--This John Oulton with some financial help from Thomas ..built two vessels the Alpha and the Beta in the 1860's.The Alpha was sold to a Cape Breton buyer and the Beta took a cargo of logs to England and then took sands off Florida and later was lost in the Gulf of Mexico...Now I have understood that he had the Eliza built but as yet I have no proof. I know with the loss of the Beta there were financial pressures and John fails to show in the 1871 census.He is said to have removed to California and in the family plot at Pugwash,Pamerston Cemetary is the record of he death in 1877..just check cemetary records..it show John Oulton 1840-1877 died at Bakersfield,Kern County,California.
    Person ID I3354  Arthur - Research
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2009 

    Father Charles Oulton,   b. 1808, Pictou, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1877, Pugwash, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Christina MacLean,   b. 1808, , , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1882, Pugwash, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Bunce Hoff,   b. 10 Mar 1838, Martville, , New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1923, San Francisco, , California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 15 May 1866  San Francisco, , California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rose H Oulton,   b. 5 Apr 1867,   d. 21 Jan 1898, San Francisco, , California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     2. Elmer Hoff Oulton,   b. 15 Apr 1867, , , California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1886, San Francisco, , California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     3. George Oulton, Jr,   b. 24 May 1868, , , California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1888, San Francisco, , California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     4. Gerard Hoff Oulton,   b. Abt 1868, , , California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1914  (Age ~ 46 years)
     5. Ralph Oulton,   b. 14 May 1880, , , California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1896, Belmont, San Mateo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    Family ID F978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAltBirth - 29 Dec 1831 - , , Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1850 - Fraser Mountain, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - State Controller (chief financial offcer) for a four year term as member of Union party - 9 Dec 1863 - , , California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 May 1866 - San Francisco, , California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Aug 1870 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - a distiller of liquor - 1880 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jun 1903 - Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAltDeath - 2 Jun 1908 - Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Pugwash, , Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Jun 1908 - Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S782] Info: Mary Gneumaier.

    2. [S761] Info: Ferrin Leavitt, GEDCOM received Sep 1999.

    3. [S974] Cemetery: CA, Colma: Cypress Lawn Cemetery (Reliability: 3).
      Oulton Family Plot, transcribed by Mark Decius, Jan 2001

    4. [S1231] Newspaper article, Halifax Citizen, Halifax, NS, 19 Jan 1864.
      GENERAL NEWS.
      A Successful Nova Scotian. -- A few years ago a young man named George Oulton, living at Fraser's Mountain, in the County of Pictou, left his native Province to seek his fortune amoung the placers of California. He finally located himself in the City of Sacramento, where he has won his way to honor and distinction. In October last he was elected, by a majority of 20,000 votes, to the office of Controller of the State, an office second only in importance, dignity, and emolument, to that of Governor; and we are informed that his friends intend to nominate him for the latter position next October, with every present prospect of success. Mr. Oulton's friends in the neighborhood of New Glasgow, and in Pugwash, where we believe his family now reside, must be gratified to learn of the young man's successful career in the land of his adoption.

    5. [S2105] Census: 1851 Canada (Ancestry/LAC), Egerton, Pictou Co, NS, D13, p4.
      Char's Oulton, under 10: 1F; 10-20: 3M + 2F; 20-30: 1F; 40-50: 1M + 1F

    6. [S1739] Electronic: California Archives, Histoiry of Constitutional Officers <http://www.ss.ca.gov/archives/ca-roster/html/01c_his_off.htm> (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S1884] Census: 1870, United States (Ancestry.com), Census Place: San Francisco Ward 11, San Francisco, California; Roll: M593_84; Page: 552; Image: 261.

    8. [S1312] Census: 1880 United States, San Francisco, San Francisco Co, CA p.323C, Film #1254077.
      Name Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation
      George OUTTEN M Male 47 NOVA SCOTIA Distiller Of Liquor
      Lizzie H. OUTTEN M Female 38 NY Keeps House
      Ellmer H. OUTTEN S Male 13 CA At Home
      Gerard H. OUTTEN S Male 12 CA At Home
      George J. COTTEN S Male 12 CA At Home
      COTTEN S Male 1M CA
      Mary E. TURNEY S Female 30 CANA Servant
      William FOLEY S Male 40 IRE Coachman
      Ah Ham S Male 25 CHINA Servant


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