Isaac Flood

South Carolina, USA
Death 31 Oct 1892 (aged 79–80)
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Memorial ID 190949739 · View Source
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The San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) 01 Nov 1892, Tue Page 7

Isaac Flood, the oldest colored resident of Alameda County, died at his home on Fifteenth street yesterday at the age of 82 years. He had lived in Oakland forty-four years consecutively and had amassed a small fortune in real-estate, enough to give him a competency years ago. His son, George F. Flood, now a hale, middle-aged man, was the first colored child born in Oakland. He has three children living there, all thrifty and prosperous.

Six months ago, Flood's wife died at about the same age as he. A year ago his sister, Mrs. Isabel Smith, died in Oakland at the age of 101 years.

Flood was born in South Carolina a slave, but purchased his freedom and educated himself until he became a teacher in the South. He was ambitious and the mines of California tempted him, but he soon abandoned them to take up his residence in Oakland when it is was but a hamlet with scarcely half a dozen inhabitants.

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