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 William Clayton Pickersgill CB

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William Clayton Pickersgill CB

Birth
Lancashire, England
Death 19 Jul 1901 (aged 54–55)
Alameda County, California, USA
Burial San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA
Plot Section L, Lot 463
Memorial ID 31121827 View Source

WILLIAM CLAYTON PICKERSGILL, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, his Britanic Majesty's Consul-General for the State of California, Nevada, and Utah and the Territory of Arizona, the son of Thomas Pickersgill, Esq., was born in Lancashire, England, in 1846

From:
The Marin Journal
Thursday, July 25, 1901
page 2

Death of Mr. Pickersgill

The death of W. CLAYTON PICKERSGILL occurred last Friday at a private sanitarium in Alameda. Death was due to a recurrance of African fever which was contracted some years ago while he was representing his government in Congo. In May he was taken sick and went to Santa Cruz mountains in hopes of regaining his health. He grew worse and about 10 days ago was taken to the sanitarium.

Since November 10, 1898, he had been British Consul-General at San Francisco. He took up his residence in San Rafael where he lived with his wife and 4 sons, the oldest being 16, the youngest 8. During his residence here he was active in securing the establishment of the Hitchcock school, and was much interested in its success.

WILLIAM CLAYTON PICKERSGILL, Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath, his Britanic Majesty's Consul-General for the State of California, Nevada, and Utah and the Territory of Arizona, the son of Thomas Pickersgill, Esq., was born in Lancashire, England, in 1846. He was educated at the Lancashire Independent and at Owen's College, Manchester. He was agent of the London Missionary Society in Madascar from 1873 to 1882, and was appointed British Vice-Consul for Antananarive, Madagascar, in 1883, and served until 1892, when he was made her majesty's Consul for the Portugese possessions in West Africa south of the gulf of Guinea. From 1892 to 1898 he was Consul to the independent state of Congo since which time he has been Consul-General at San Francisco.

Under charge of Undertaker Eden, the remains were taken to St. Paul's church where the funeral services were conducted by Drs. Wyllys Hall and Dr. Charles Hitchcock, a vested choir rendering several selections. There were many floral tributes. The church was crowded with relatives and friends of the deceased, and the entire corps of foreign consuls at San Francisco was present as an escort of honor. The body was dressed in the British consular uniform and bore the Order of the Bath, together with a number of other decorations and orders. The casket was draped with a large British flag, which was buried with the deceased. The body was deposited in a family plot in Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery.
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In Loving Memory of William Clayton Pickersgill, C.B. British Consul General. Husband of Agnes M. Pickersgill


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