Biography of Mrs. Margaret Hazard (w/o Erza)
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MARGARET HAZARD
An interesting talker and one of the pioneer ladies of the town of Elsinore is Mrs. Hazard, a native of England, born in Sussex county on February 3, 1829. She came to the United States with her parents in 1840, remaining in New York state four years, then removing to Rock county, Wis., and settling near Janesville. It was in that locality that Margaret Daws was united in marriage with Ezra Hazard in 1844. He was a farmer in that county and remained there engaged in his chosen occupation until his death, at which time his widow assumed the care of the place and carried it on until she decided to come to California in 1885. In company with Samuel Stewart she got together a car load of colonists from that vicinity and came to the Elsinore district, then a part of San Diego county. Here they found homes suitable and a climate very agreeable. So successful was her first venture along this line that Mrs. Hazard returned to Wisconsin the following year and made arrangements with another car load of people. She was enthusiastic over the conditions found in this section and, having sold out her belongings in Wisconsin, invested her money in property in this section and in Oceanside. In Elsinore she bought seven blocks of land and laid out town lots and was for a time engaged in the real estate business. She sold from time to time and now retains one block of her land upon which it is hoped some one will erect a sanitarium, which is badly needed in the little city.

Mrs. Hazard entered into the life of the place and was foremost in the organization of the ladies' auxiliary of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, known as the Annex, and this body of women in conjunction with the board of trustees of Elsinore, laid out the plaza and planted trees and shrubbery to beautify the park. With her own hands he cared for the trees planted there and took a pride in aiding every movement for the upbuilding of the town. In 1891 she was appointed by the board of supervisors of San Diego county a member of the World's Fair Executive Committee to solicit exhibits for the county exhibit at the World's Fair in Chicago, her district comprising the northern part of the county. She also attended the fair and settled some of her own personal affairs in Wisconsin on the same trip.

Mrs. Hazard was a charter member and served as president of the Women's Relief Corps in Elsinore. She became the mother of two children by her marriage in Milton Junction, Wis., with Ezra Hazard. The only one living is a son, Stewart B. Hazard, engaged in the stock business in Luverne, Minn. Since coming to Elsinore and taking up her residence here Mrs. Hazard has been an interested spectator of the development of this section, has seen the rise and fall of property prices; and like many others, suffered financially when the "boom" burst; however she has not allowed that disaster to dismay her, but retains that optimism peculiar to the pioneer and hopes to see the place again become one of the leaders in this section of the county. In the evening of her days she can look back upon a life well spent and forward without fear, for her life has been guided by the tenets of the "Golden Rule."

From:
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912


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