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Capt G. Allan Hancock
Original name: George Hancock
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1875
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: 1965

Businessman, dairyman, horseman, cattle rancher, poultry farmer, aviator, oil/gas explorer, banker, manufacturer, marine scientist, explorer, shipping/trucking/packing/railroad magnate, musician, arts patron, philanthropist. Influential figure instrumental in developmental history of Los Angeles and Santa Maria Valley in central CA. Inherited 4,400 acres of land from his father, Maj. Henry Hancock, who had purchased the property in 1860. The area comprised the original Mexican land grant called Rancho La Brea ("the tar ranch"). The family owned and operated a refinery there between 1870 and 1890, commercially mining and exporting asphalt to local markets. The family became wealthy with the onset of the oil boom in So. Cal. at the turn of the 20th century. Hancock donated 23 acres of this land to Los Angeles County in 1916 to preserve and exhibit the fossils exhumed there. Today the acreage is Hancock Park, encompassing the La Brea Tar Pits and the George C. Page Museum. Was a cellist with the L.A. Symphony. Renovated the Santa Maria Valley Railroad with the focus on preservation of steam-engines. Hancock Memorial Museum (w/ original furnishings from his parents' residence), Hancock Library (a collection of research books dealing with biology, oceanography and paleontology subjects) and Allan Hancock Foundation Building on the campus of the University of Southern California are named in his honor. Founded the music school's elite Hancock Ensemble and its classical radio station, KUSC. Santa Maria's Allan Hancock (Junior) College is also named for him. (bio by: Theologianthespian) 
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Main Mausoleum, Block 322, Crypt C-2 (private family room)
 
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Record added: Aug 19, 2003
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