1852 - 1948 (95 years)
||George Wallace Wear |
||28 Feb 1852
||Black Hawk, Carroll County, Mississippi
||04 Oct 1873
||Newbern, Dyer County, Tennessee
VOLUME 8 NO.89
THE "BUGLE" IS THE NAME of a new paper started at Newbern by Mr.George WEAR.It is a good looking seven column paper,and "Democrat to the hilt." We wish Mr.WEAR and the Bugle a long life and a profitable career.
||23 Feb 1948
||Bakersfield, Kern County, California
- California Death Index:
Name: George Wallace Wear
Social Security #: 0
Birth Date: 28 Feb 1852
Death Date: 23 Feb 1948
Death Place: Kern
Mother's Maiden Name: Holt
Father's Surname: Wear
Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, February 24, 1948
pgs. 13 & 23
George Wear, Colorful Early-Day Newsman Dies
The colorful journalistic career of George W. Wear, 95-year old former publisher of The Californian and pioneer farmer and writer, came to an end Monday evening when he died at a local hospital. He would have been 96 years old on February 28, having been born in Black Hawk, Miss. in 1852, where he first apprenticed as a typesetter on a newspaper.
From there, his journalistic career, highlighted by many colorful incidents, led him first to Tennessee and later to Virginia City, Nev., where he worked on the Territorial Enterprise, a paper made famous by Mark Twain.
As was the custom of a journeyman newspaperman, Mr. Wear drifted to San Francisco, then one of the most colorful and spectacular cities on the West coast. And in 1875 he came to Bakersfield to work on the Californian, then published by Julius Chester, for whom Chester Avenue was named. Four years later, Mr. Wear took over the Californian himself and operated it until 1880 when he purchased the Kern County Gazette, a weekly publication he managed for 20 years before retiring to a farm in the Fruitville District. The property upon which Mr. Wear had leased the site of the Californian was eventually taken up by the Carr and Haggin interests, which eventually led to the inception of the Kern County Land Co.
Many of Mr. Wear's anecdotes were printed in six books which he published after retiring from active farming and newspsper work. After retiring from the Gazette, Mr. Wear took over the Fruitville farm until the death of his wife, Fannie, about 25 years ago when he came to Oildale to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Putnam. He was closely connected with early civic events here and the first American flag ever raised over a school house in Kern County presented by Hurlbert Post, G. A. R., was accepted by Mr. Wear representing the school board.
His public service received statewide recognition on his ninety-first birthday when the state Senate adopted a resolution, co-sponsered by Senator J. R. Dorsey of Bakersfield and Senator McBride of Ventura Co., which praised Mr. Wear's efforts on behalf of both Kern and Ventura Counties when he served as an assemblyman from 1889 to 1891.
Besides his daughter and Son-in law, Mr. Wear is survived by three grandchildren, Wallace D. Wear, Eagle Rock; Mrs. Howard Tyne, Vallejo; and Mrs. Gladys Comstock, Fresno; four great-grendchildren, Marilyn and David Wear, Eagle Rock; Richard and Donald Comstock, Fresno and many nieces and nephews including Mrs. E. F. Wasen and Jackson Mahon of Bakersville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday at Payne & Son Chapel with the Reverend John R. Kenney officiating. Internment will be in the family plot at Union Cemetery. Pauline Fehrenbacher will be organist, accompanied by Irma Showalter, soloist.
Bakersfield Californian, Thursday, February 26, 1948
George W. Wear Services Held
Funeral services for George W. Wear, 95, former publisher of the Californian, pioneer farmer and writer and one of the oldest former members of the State Legislature, were held this morning at Payne and Son Chapel with Reverend John R. Kenney officiating.
Among the scores who paid their last respects to the colorful pioneer resident were State Senator Jess Dorsey and Assemblyman W. E. James, who were delegated to represent their respective governmental bodies at the service. Burial was in the family plot at Union Cemetery.
Mr. Wear's death monday night in a local hospital brought to a close a life which began in Black Hawk, Miss. in 1852, and carried him through a many western and eastern states where he followed his journalistic career. Active in political life, he served as an Assemblyman from 1889 to 1891.
On his 91st birthday, the state Senate honored his public service by adoption of a resolution praising his many contributions to the state. For the past 25 years Mr. Wear had resided with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Putnam, Oildale.
Kern County, California Death Certificate
WEAR GEORGE WALLACE
Born: 02/28/1852 M MISSISSIPPI
died: KERN 02/23/1948
age: 95 yrs
Kern Co Deaths
BOOK: 40 PAGE: 10
George Wallace Wear
male, white, widow
age: 95 years, 11 mos., 25 days
Born: 28 Feb 1852, Mississippi
Died: 23 Feb 1948, 6:30a.m.; Kern General Hospital, Bakersfield, CA (the DC says he was there for 1 year 6 months)
Father: George Wallace Wear
Mother: Julie Holt
born: North Carolina
Length of stay in Kern Co: 68 years In CA: 68 years
Usual address: 229 Lincoln Ave., Bakersfield, CA
Informant: hospital records
Disposition: burial, Union Cemetery
Funeral Dir: Payne & Son
Cause of death: bronchopneumonia
||26 Feb 1948
||Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern County, California
||4 Feb 2012 |
||Martha Frances Nash, b. Oct 1851, Dyer County, Tennessee , d. 1922 (Age ~ 70 years) |
||20 Dec 1872
||Obion County, Tennessee
|+||1. John Earl Wear, b. Jan 1877, California |
| ||2. Bessie M Wear, b. 01 Jul 1879, Kern County, California , d. 11 Jul 1954, Kern County, California (Age 75 years)|
| ||3. George Neville Wear, b. 02 Feb 1881, California , d. 27 May 1940, Sonoma County, California (Age 59 years)|
| ||4. William W Wear, b. 01 Feb 1887, d. 01 Aug 1889 (Age 2 years)|
||12 Sep 2009 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||1891 A Memorial and biographical history of the counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern, California : containing a history of this important section of the Pacific coast from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospective future, with profuse illustrations of its beautiful scenery, full-page portraits of some of its most eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers, and also of prominent citizens to-day.. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., page 265.
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||1891 A Memorial and biographical history of the counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern, California : containing a history of this important section of the Pacific coast from the earliest period of its occupancy to the present time, together with glimpses of its prospective future, with profuse illustrations of its beautiful scenery, full-page portraits of some of its most eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers, and also of prominent citizens to-day.. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., page 266
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