Person:Robert Hume (7)

Robert Alexander Hume
b.16 Sep 1862
m. 6 Sep 1855
  1. Edward Hume1857 - 1858
  2. Wilson Theodore Hume1859 - 1921
  3. Robert Alexander Hume1862 -
Facts and Events
Name Robert Alexander Hume
Gender Male
Birth? 16 Sep 1862

He was named in the probate of his father's estate, and is listed with his mother and Wilson in the 1870 census of Watsonville, San Joaquim County, CA. Presumably, he lived to adulthood and married; I believe I have a photo of him, but it is not identified and I can't be certain.

I have a newspaper clipping, no date except July 8, Sacramento, stating that "Paul Hume, a nephew of Detective Hume, is wanted by Wells, Fargo & Co. for embezzlement." He had been employed as a messenger between Placerville and Redding, and absconded with a package containing $3000. Apparently, his downfall was caused by a woman in Redding. The newspaper account was incorrect. The unfortunate Paul Hume was from Australia. But, I wonder if James did have a nephew named Paul, who was confused in this account?