George Henry Kellogg was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, on June 11, 1822. His early life was passed in that place, and he was later a resident of New York, and Erie, Pennsylvania. In 1850 he came to California by the way of the Isthmus of Panama. Settling in San Francisco, he became a member of the firm of Flint, Peabody & Company, a business relation sustained for the greater part of his life. In 1853 he returned to Boston, Massachusetts, again by the way of the Isthmus, and there married Catherine, daughter of Daniel and Sarah Eaton Flint, of North Reading, Massachusetts.
Bringing his wife to San Francisco, he built one of the early homes of this city, a home on the corner of Essex Street and Laurel Place, on the then fashionable Rincon Hill. The children born of his marriage were: Kate, George Flint, Frank Putnam, Laura, Emma, Gertrude and Walter Yale. Kate married Joseph Hutchinson. Their children are: Joseph Kellogg Hutchinson, Katharine Hutchinson Post, James Sloan Hutchinson. George is survived by one son, Walter Thompson Kellogg. George married Etta Thompson. He met his death in a railway accident. Frank Putnam died in infancy. Laura is the wife of George Edward Wilson; they have one son, George Osborne Wilson. Emma is unmarried and resides in Palo Alto, California. Gertrude became the wife of Ernest Jones; the two children are Kellogg Jones and Gertrude Flint Jones. In 1892 Walter Yale married Malvina Chase Wilson, widow of Nathaniel Irving Wilson; their daughter is Mildred Kellogg, of Berkeley, California.
After living for some years in San Francisco, Mr. Kellogg moved to Oakland, California, where he was identified with the early life of that place. In 1864 the family went to Redwood City, where they were pioneers in San Mateo County, and where they lived until 1880, when they again returned to San Francisco. Mr. Kellogg was one of the charter members of the Mercantile Library Association, which afterwards became the Mechanics Institute Library.
Mr. Kellogg died in San Francisco in November, 1893.
Transcribed August 17, 2004 Marilyn R. Pankey
Source: "The San Francisco Bay Region" by Bailey Millard Vol. 3 page 413-414. Published by The American Historical Society, Inc. 1924.
© 2004 Marilyn R. Pankey
California Biography Project
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