Sears, John Howell


BORN: 1823
BORN IN: New York
DIED: 6/18/1907
AGED: 84
CAUSE OF DEATH: Pneumonia

RESIDENCE: La Honda
OCCUPATION: Farmer
MEMBER OF: PIONEER

Buried in plot: 187 [View Location]
Plot 187 is the 'SEARS & DODGE & WILSON' Plot

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CURRENT EVENTS:
  • 1831 Reaper (Cyrus McCormick)
  • 1836 Revolver (Samuel Colt)
  • 1845 Texas annexed into U.S.
  • 1846 Mexican-American War
  • 1849 California Gold Rush
  • 1850 California became the 31st State
  • 1860 The Pony Express
  • 1861 Abraham Lincoln elected President
  • 1861 American Civil War
  • 1865 Abraham Lincoln assassinated
  • 1866 Ku Klux Klan
  • 1869 National Woman Suffrage Assoc.
  • 1871 The Great Chicago Fire
  • 1876 Telephones (Alexander Graham Bell)
  • 1876 Baseball's National League
  • 1877 Phonograph (Thomas Edison)
  • 1879 Light Bulb (Thomas Edison)
  • 1901 Teddy Roosevelt elected President
  • 1903 First powered flight (Wright Brothers)
  • 1906 The San Francisco Earthquake

OBITUARY ---------------

JOHN SEARS

Redwood City Democrat

June 20, 1907

John Howell Sears, a pioneer of this county and after whom Searsville was named, died at his home in La Honda from pneumonia on Tuesday, at the advanced age of 84 years. Mr. Sears was born in Sullivan County, New York in 1823 and came to California in 1850. After traveling through the mines for some time, he returned to San Francisco and in 1853 came to this county. The next year he built a house on the site of what was afterwards Searsville. Here he established a blacksmithing and wagon making shop and in 1857, he was in partnership with the late Daniel Ford. Disposing of his Searsville property in 1861, Mr. Sears moved to La Honda where he has remained up to the time of his death. His wife died some years ago leaving three children Wm M., Ida J. and Anna L Sears, as well as a grandson, Leonard M Sears who died with him. Mr. Sears established the first store in La Honda. He has been a well known character in this section of the county for many years and owned a large ranch where he lived. The funeral will take place today at 1:30 pm from the Congregational Church. Interment in Union Cemetery. Plot 187

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