Joseph Kellogg Hutchinson was born in San Francisco, November 25, 1888. He is the son of Joseph and Kate (Kellogg) Hutchinson.
His first paternal ancestor in America was John Hutchinson, who came to Pennsylvania from London, England, in 1780, settling in Philadelphia. His wife was Margaret Fimister. their son Joseph married Rachael Coates Burr, of Philadelphia. James Sloan Hutchinson, their son, was the first member of the family who came to California; he was the grandfather of the subject of this statement. His wife was Coralie Demahaut Pearsoll. He came from Philadelphia to San Francisco by sailing vessel in the year 1848. He was one of the founders and manager of the banking house of Sather & Company, and was also an organizer and the first secretary of the San Francisco Clearing House Association.
Their son, Joseph Hutchinson, the father of the subject, was born in San Francisco, graduated from the University of California in 1878, then from Hastings College of Law, thereafter becoming a member of the bar, practicing in San Francisco until his death in 1910.
The subject's first maternal ancestor in America was Lieut. Joseph Kellogg, who came from Great Leighs, County Essex, England, to Farmington, Connecticut, where he settled in 1651. Thereafter through five generations the Kellogg family resided in Massachusetts, variously at Hadley, Westfield and Sheffield. The subject's maternal grandfather, George Henry Kellogg, who was married to Catherine D. Flint, of North Reading, Massachusetts, came to San Francisco in 1850, living there and in Redwood City until his death. He was a partner of Flint, Peabody & Company, merchants and shippers.
Joseph K. Hutchinson was educated at Belmont School, thence entering the law school of Leland Stanford Junior University, where he completed his course with the academic class of 1909 and the Juris Doctor class of 1911. He was admitted to the bar in 1911, since then practicing in San Francisco, where he is a member of the firm of Knight, Boland, Hutchinson & Christin. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, California State Bar Association and San Francisco Bar Association. During the war he was commissioned in the United States Navy as lieutenant (j.g.). He is a republican and was brought up a Presbyterian.
On March 29, 1913, he married Katharine Hooper, daughter of Joseph G. Hooper, banker, of San Francisco. There is one child, Joseph Kent Hutchinson, born December 4, 1920.
Transcribed August 17, 2004 Marilyn R. Pankey
Source: "The San Francisco Bay Region" by Bailey Millard Vol. 3 page 412-413. Published by The American Historical Society, Inc. 1924.
© 2004 Marilyn R. Pankey
California Biography Project
San Francisco County
Golden Nugget Library