George J. Hood


Saucelito Township, page 481

George J. Hood was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, November 11, 1842, and there received his education. When seventeen years of age he went to New York, and after a stay of fourteen months enlisted in the army and served for three years. He next returned to Ohio, and became engaged at Zanesville as a railroad contractor and freight clerk until January, 1870, when he emigrated to Nevada and commenced the lumber and wood business. In 1874 he left that State and came to California, and after spending one year in San JoaquinCounty removed to Oakland, Alameda County, and became interested in the wood and coal trade. In 1877 he came to Marin County as agent for the Sonoma Lumber Company, and remained in their employ until their interests were sold to Jacob Schnell, by whom he is now engaged. Married, February, 1868, Mary L. Myers, and has three living children — Hubberd, Edward and Harry.

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