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 Benjamin Parke Avery

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Benjamin Parke Avery

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 8 Nov 1875 (aged 46)
Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Memorial ID 18946399 View Source
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Newspaper Editor, Author, Diplomat. He was trained as a wood engraver and relocated to California in the 1849 Gold Rush. He was a gold miner and owner of a general store until 1856, when he established a weekly newspaper in North San Juan, the Hydraulic Press. In 1860 he became Assistant Editor of another paper, the Marysville Appeal, and in 1861 was appointed California's State Printer. In the late 1860s Avery joined the San Francisco Bulletin, and in 1872 became Editor of the Overland Monthly. Avery was one of the founders of the San Francisco Art Association and School of Design. He was also an author and graphic artist, and his works include "Californian Pictures in Prose and Verse" and "California as I Saw It." In 1874 he was appointed US Minister to China, and he was still serving at the time of his death.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 15 Apr 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18946399
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/18946399/benjamin-parke-avery : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Parke Avery (11 Nov 1828–8 Nov 1875), Find a Grave Memorial ID 18946399, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Bill McKern (contributor 46817687) .