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Orrin Whitcomb Hollenbeck
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Birth: 1832
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1905
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Placer Herald
May 24th 1890
Auburn Opera House and Pavilion Association-O.W. Hollenbeck-Treasurer.

Married Hester in 1859.
Son: Lincoln W. Hollenbeck 1880 census age 14
Record of a son being born at Gold Run in 1865 to a O.W. Hollenbeck.
Placer Herald-1905
HOLLENBECK-In San Francisco, March 31, 1905, O.W. Hollenbeck, formerly of Auburn, a native of Massachusetts, aged 73 years.

Placer Herald
June 7th 1890
Only son Lincoln W. Hollenbeck married May Willment in June of 1890.

Aug 16, 1890
Republican Convention held on August 11th. O.W. Hollenbeck, Chairman of Central Com, called to elect delegates to State Convention.
G.H. Colby of Dutch Flat acclaimed temporary chairman. Delegates from District 1: T.L. Chamberlain; District 3: John Davis, F.P. Tuttle.
Placer Herald

1900 U.S. Census occupation: jeweler.

His name appears in the Placer County Great Register of Voters for the year 1890. In addition to name, the Great Registers give age, nativity, residence, date and place of naturalization, and date of registration. The following years are available: 1867 (with 1868 supplement), 1871, 1872, 1873, 1876, 1877, 1879, 1880, 1882, 1884, 1886, 1888, 1890, 1892, 1894. A Lincoln Willard Hollenbeck is also listed.

He had many dealing in his life. Once was a miner, hotel owner, Wells Fargo agent and respected banker. His bank failed when "Blue Monday" shook the population. He was left without any credibility and died at the home of his son. Very unfortunate for such a worthy man.

A Historic Marker at Gold Run
California (Placer County), Gold Run 405 Gold Run
Founded in 1854 by O. W. Hollenbeck and originally called Mountain Springs. Famed for its hydraulic mines which from 1865 to 1878 shipped $6,125,000.00 in gold. Five large water ditches passed through the town serving the mining companies which had to cease operations in 1882 when state law was passed prohibiting hydraulic mining. State Registered Landmark No. 405 Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society. Dedicated June 25, 1950


A native of Massachusetts who was a former teacher, Hollenbeck came to California on a steamship in 1854, landing in San Francisco before making his way into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. He prospected in Mountain Springs, which already was a rough and raucous mining camp, before moving on to Nevada County.
Hollenbeck returned to Mountain Springs 18 months later, intent on turning it into a civilized city. He laid out the streets of town, erected a hotel and lobbied successfully for a post office. In 1862, the name of the prospering city was changed to Gold Run, in honor of the riches reportedly running from its streams.
by: Janis Dice

Master Mason of Eureka Lodge of Auburn

Historical Landmark
Wells Fargo Express Office C 1852
And Hollenbeck Bank
Opp. Firehouse

Erected by A Town of Auburn Community Project.

Location. 38 53.752 N, 121 4.71 W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Commercial Street on Lincoln Way. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1591 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.

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  Hester M Hollenbeck (1823 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Inscription faces road. Best time to see is around noon when the sun shines on the lettering. Otherwise the granite is very hard to read.
Old Auburn Cemetery
Placer County
California, USA
Plot: W-1/2-13---SE corner of cemetery
Created by: Glenda Ragan
Record added: Sep 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41500556
Orrin Whitcomb Hollenbeck
Added by: Glenda Ragan
Orrin Whitcomb Hollenbeck
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