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Richard Miner "Dick" Apgar
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1836
Montgomery
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 1887
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA

Civil War: Company F, 7th California infantry

Richard Miner Apgar was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant at the Presidio of San Francisco November 30, 1864, and mustered into Company F, 7th California Infantry, December 15. 1st Lieutenant Apgar was posted to Arizona Territory and stationed at Fort McDowell. He returned to California and was mustered out with his company at the Presidio of San Francisco April 13, 1866 (Orton, 781). Richard married Lois Marie Marston at Suison, California, July 4, 1869, and they made their home at Oakland.
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Death of Richard M. Apgar. "Dick" Apgar, a noted personage, is dead. Tuesday he was on the streets. Early yesterday morning he died as the result of spasms of the coronal arteries of the heart. Death came at his residence, at the Wilson house, Fourteenth and Washington streets. For years he had been troubled with heart derangement. Some weeks ago he returned from a trip East. Richard M. Apgar had an extraordinary career. He was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, in 1838. When sixteen years of age he joined a party bound for California across the plains. He arrived In 1854. After spending some time at the mines he located in Solano County. During the war he raised a company and was made its commander. The company was assigned to Arizona. After the rebellion deceased returned to Solano County and wedded the lady who now his widow. In 1871 he was elected sheriff of the county. At the expiration of the term he was made turnkey at San Quentin prison, which office he held for four years. He removed to San Francisco and became quite a power in local politics. He lobbied at Sacramento, and did much toward the creation of Police Court No. 2, of which tribunal he became bailiff, serving for several years. In the season of 1881-82 he was doorkeeper of the Assembly. About live years ago he took up his abode in Oakland. He was admitted to the bar, but never practiced. His only prominent step in local politics was to seek to become Assemblyman from the Fifty-third district. He gained the Republican nomination in 1884, but was defeated at the polls. "Dick" Apgar died a rich man. His wealth was presumably acquired by lucky deals in stocks and in investments in lands. He owned considerable real estate in and about Oakland. It is estimated that his fortune will reach $100,000. He was a member of numerous secret, benevolent and social societies in Suisun, San Francisco and Oakland. The funeral will take place tomorrow under Masonic auspices.
(Alta [San Francisco], December 22, 1887, 8:2)
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Apgar. In Oakland, December 21, Capt. Richard M. Apgar, a native of Ohio, aged 51 years, 8 months and 23 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Friday) at 1 p.m. from Masonic Temple, corner of Twelfth and Washington streets, Oakland. Members of the different societies to which deceased belonged are respectfully invited.
(Alta [San Francisco], December 23, 1887, 8:7)
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Richard M. Apgar was buried yesterday. The services were conducted under the direction of Live Oak Lodge of the Masonic fraternity, at the request of Mount Moriah Lodge of San Francisco, of which deceased was a member. A delegation of about fifty members of Lincoln Post, No. 1, Grand Army of the Republic, under command of Commander Henry C. Dibble, were present, besides delegations from Lyon and Appomattox Posts of this, city. The pallbearers were Dr. W. B. Lovett, Charles Yeoumans and N. W. Spaulding, from the Masons, and J. H. Wilson, William H. Wharff and T. A. Wilson, representing the Grand Army of the Republic.
(Alta [San Francisco], December 24, 1887, 8:2)
 
 
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  Lois Marie Marston Apgar (1838 - 1903)
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: Masonic?
 
Created by: Steve
Record added: Aug 21, 2012
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Richard Miner Dick Apgar
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