Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Hobart A. Harvey, of the Daniels Transfer Company, of Santa Cruz, was born June 23, 1903, in this old town by the sea, whose past history he now knows so well and is the son of James A. and Amy (Goodwin) Harvey. The father was a native of San Francisco where the Harvey family always enjoyed an enviable status, identified with the beginning of things. When James A. Harvey was only six years of age, the family located in Santa Cruz county, and here he got his schooling and grew to manhood. For twenty-four years he drove the Tuscadero Stage, a period of his life that he always considered most stirring as stage driving in those days was full of adventure. In 1916 he bought an interest in the Daniels Transfer Company, continuing its active head until his death, on August 25, 1921. He served as county supervisor and was chairman of the board from 1910 until his demise. Upon his death his equity in the transfer company was acquired by J. C. Geyer and our subject. Hobart A. Harvey attended both the grammar and the high schools of Santa Cruz, and then joined his father in business, remaining in that relation until the latter's death, when he and Mr. Geyer came into control of the business. His thorough familiarity with the workings of such an enterprise, together with his wide acquaintance among the people of Santa Cruz and vicinity have contributed to his success in making the Daniels Transfer Company one of the most serviceable of all similar lines anywhere in town or county. Mr. Harvey is a Native Son of the Golden West, and that means that he is often willing to stretch a point or two, independent of business considerations and possible profits, for the good name of the locality and the attraction of Santa Cruz as a home place. He is also a member of the Knights of Maccabees.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.