George Wallace Wear

Male 1852 - 1948  (95 years)


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  • Name George Wallace Wear 
    Born 28 Feb 1852  Black Hawk, Carroll County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    MISC 04 Oct 1873  Newbern, Dyer County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    STATE GAZETTE
    DYERSBURG,TENNESSEE
    VOLUME 8 NO.89
    OCTOBER 4,1873
    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.
     
    Died 23 Feb 1948  Bakersfield, Kern County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • California Death Index:
      Name: George Wallace Wear
      Social Security #: 0
      Sex: MALE
      Birth Date: 28 Feb 1852
      Birthplace: Mississippi
      Death Date: 23 Feb 1948
      Death Place: Kern
      Mother's Maiden Name: Holt
      Father's Surname: Wear
    • Obituaries:
      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
      mother:HOLT
      father: WEAR
      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
      born: England
      Mother: Julie Holt
      born: North Carolina
      Occupation: Printer
      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
    Buried 26 Feb 1948  Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1581  Root Tree
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2012 

    Family Martha Frances Nash,   b. Oct 1851, Dyer County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1872  Obion County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Earl Wear,   b. Jan 1877, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Bessie M Wear,   b. 01 Jul 1879, Kern County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1954, Kern County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. George Neville Wear,   b. 02 Feb 1881, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1940, Sonoma County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. William W Wear,   b. 01 Feb 1887,   d. 01 Aug 1889  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2009 23:23:15 
    Family ID F544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    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.
George Wallace Wear
    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. George Wallace Wear
    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
George Wallace Wear
    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 George Wallace Wear

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    1852 - 1948