Person:Robert Hutchings (2)

Robert Bedford Hutchings
m. 09 Feb 1910
  1. Hazel W Hutchings1911 - 1990
  • HRobert Bedford Hutchings1885 - 1925
  • W.  Hazel Albusch (add)
m. 08 Nov 1915
Facts and Events
Name[1] Robert Bedford Hutchings
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 Oct 1885 Bishop, Inyo, California, United States
Marriage 09 Feb 1910 Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United Statesto Alta Evelyn Bartholomew
Marriage 08 Nov 1915 San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United Statesto Hazel Albusch (add)
Death[1] 6 Sep 1925 Napa, California, United States
Burial[1] Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United StatesCypress Hill Memorial Park; Sec 3, 623-751, 755-764, Hutchings
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    Name: Robert Bedford Hutchings
    Birth: 29 Oct 1885, Bishop, Inyo County, California, USA
    Death: 6 Sep 1925, Napa County, California, USA
    Buried: Cypress Hill Memorial Park; Sec 3, 623-751, 755-764, Hutchings


    Robert B. Hutchings, aged 40 years, son-in-law of Mrs. W. H. Davis of Washington
    and Liberty streets, this city, died in a Napa hospital on Sunday from injuries
    received in an auto wreck between Napa and Vallejo while on his way with his
    wife and children to this city to visit their relatives.

    Mr. Hutchings, a popular motorman of the Market street railway of San Francisco,
    started from home to go to Rio Vista to visit relatives and from there planned
    to come to Petaluma.

    Three miles south of Napa at death curve near the road house, Mr. Hutchings
    evidently did not notice the turn and kept on going, his car crossing the
    railroad tracks, striking a guy wire and then going over a 15 foot bank and

    Mrs. Hutchings and their 15-month old babe were thrown clear but Mr. Hutchings
    and their 11-year-old son were caught beneath the wrecked car, the lad escaping
    with a few bruises but the father being crushed about the face and body so that
    he died a few hours after being taken to the Napa hospital.

    Mrs. Hutchings was picked up unconscious but is now recovering and both of the
    children are practically unhurt. The car was completely wrecked. All of the
    sidecurtains save that at the driver’s seat were tightly drawn at the time of
    the accident and how any of the occupants of the car escaped seemed little short
    of a miracle.

    The body of the deceased was brought here by auto hearse by Pinkham & Webber of
    Napa today and reposes at the John C. Mount funeral chapel whence the funeral
    will be held under the direction of Mr. Mount. At Rio Vista the members of the
    party were to have visited a relative, Mrs. Annie McCartney.

    Mr. Hutchings was a highly esteemed man who was unusually popular and was well
    known in San Francisco. Next month he would have celebrated the 40th
    anniversary of his birth. Besides his widow, Mrs. Hazel Hutchings and two
    children, he leaves a daughter, Miss Hazel, the issue of a previous marriage,
    his brother W. H. Hutchings of San Francisco and his sisters Mrs. Laura Geary of

    The fatal accident was a sad ending to what had been planned a pleasant holiday
    visit with relatives and has brought sadness and sorrow to many relatives and

    Published Petaluma Argus
    Petaluma, California
    Tuesday, September 8, 1925
    p. 1, c. 1-2


    HUTCHINGS – in Napa, Sept. 5, 1925, Robert R. Hutchings, beloved husband of Mrs.
    Hazel Hutchings, loving father of Hazel, Robert B. Jr. and Carl Hutchings, son
    of Mrs. Anna McCartney of Rio Vista, brother of W. H. Hutchings, San Francisco,
    Mrs. Laura Geary of Ukiah; a native of California, aged 39 years, 10 months, 7

    Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend funeral services on Thursday at
    11 a. m. from the Mount funeral parlors, Rev. W. E. Bean officiating. Interment
    Cypress Hill Memorial Park

    Published Petaluma Argus
    Petaluma, California
    Wednesday, September 9, 1925
    p. 4, c. 2