Biography of N. E. Hoak
Big River Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





N. E. Hoak. Was born in Franklin county, Maine, December 8, 1833. When he was still quite young his parents moved to Penobscot county, that State, and there resided for ten years. He remained with his parents on a farm until he was seventeen years of age, receiving in the meantime a common school education. At that age he sailed before the mast, and followed the sea until he came to California in 1859, arriving in October of that year. He came at once to Mendocino county, and engaged with Stickney &Coombs, who were then logging for Macpherson & Weatberbee, and remained with them for three years. In 1862 he took up the claim on which he now resides, in company with J. B. Rice, and in 1873 he purchased Rice's interest. He now owns three hundred and twenty acres. He has held the positions of Roadmaster and School Trustee, and the post office at Comptehe was established July 24, 1879, with Mr. Hoak as postmaster. October 24, 1870, he was married to Miss Lizzie Hatch, a native of Maine, born May 27, 1839. Their children are: Lottie May, born October 24, 1874; Alice, born June 14, 1877; and Carrie Emma, born May 22, 1879.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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