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Harold Thomas Power
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1857
Placer County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1942
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Harold Thomas Power
b: 7 Feb 1857 Damascus, Placer, Calif
d: 29 Mar 1942 Los Angeles, Calif

Harold T. Power married Mary V. Sweeny in 1881 at San Francisco, Ca.

Power's Mansion Inn was constructed in 1884 with the Power family's gold mining fortune that came from his Hidden Treasure Mine. This elegant Victorian home is now run as a bed-and-breakfast and wedding site.

California State Roster, 1911 Government and Military records
about Harold Thomas Power
Surname: Power
Given: Harold Thomas
Position: State Water Commission
Birth Place: Damascus, Placer County, California
Birth Date: 7 Feb 1857
Page #: 462

In book: History of Placer County California/page 220

His is listed in this section:

In the year 1880 the gross receipts of the Hidden Treasure Mine were $114,168, of which there were paid for wages (largely to the owners themselves, who work in the mine), $46,564; contingent expenses, $10,358; dividens, $57,240.

The title to the ground is a patent from the Government of the United States, the present owners being William Cameron, M.H. Power, Harold T. Power, Henry M. Power, H. K. Develey, E. R. Guilford, R.M. Sparks, J.B. Harden, A.G. Fuller, L.P. Burnham, Thomas Reese, William Christy, Joshua W. Eggleston, Perter N. Juergensen, J.W. Byrd, and Lewis Ryder.

1880 census shows he was a blacksmith


California State Officials Biographies 1911


(Republican) was born at Damascus, Placer County, California, February 7, 1857; he was educated in the public schools of his native State, taking a commercial course in the Pacific Business College, San Francisco, afterward (1875-1880) associated with the Union Iron Works. From 1887 to 1910 was superintendent of Hidden Treasure and May Flower Gravel Mining companies, and Morning Star Mining Company, all of Placer County. Representative in the California Legislature, thirty-second session. Presidential Elector 1900. Trustee of California State Mining Bureau 1903-10. President Board of Trustees 1908-10.

Source: California Blue Book, or State Roster, 1911
Compiled by Frank C. Jordan, Secretary of State
Friend W. Richardson, Superintendent of State Printing, Sacramento, CA, 1913

This file is part of the California Genealogy & History Archives

1900 census
Household Members: Name Age
Harold T Power 43
Mary V Power 38
Harold M Power 16
Treasure M Power 13 daughter
Home in 1920: Berkeley, Alameda, California
Henry F Power 11
Anita E Power 9
Edward P Power 1
Grace G Power 4

In 1930
Harold is living in Oakland, CA with his daughter Treasure.


Placer Herald - May 20, 1899

Hon. H. T. Power and wife came down from Sunny South Wednesday. Mr. Power left for Towles on Thursday to look at some mining property in it's vicinity.
Family links: 
  Michael Harold Power (1829 - 1885)
  Isaline M. Kaisner Power (1834 - 1903)
  Mary V. Sweeny Power (1861 - 1923)*
  Harold M. Power (1883 - 1936)*
  Henry Frances Power (1888 - 1978)*
  Anita E. Power Gougelmann (1890 - 1968)*
  Raymond Thomas Power (1900 - 1958)*
  Harold Thomas Power (1857 - 1942)
  Henry M. Power (1858 - 1885)*
  Lizzie P. Power Biggs (1871 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Auburn Cemetery
Placer County
California, USA
Plot: 123
Created by: Glenda Ragan
Record added: Sep 14, 2009
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Harold Thomas Power
Added by: Glenda Ragan
Harold Thomas Power
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Harold Thomas Power
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