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Ernest B. and Ruth G. Hosking Family Photographs

 Digital Record


  • Creation: 19th/20th century

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Hosking family brief history

Ernest B. Hosking and Ruth G. Hosking moved to Anaheim in 1906, in the vicinity of Ball and Dale Avenues. They purchased 40 acres of orange groves, and resided in Anaheim for the remainder of their lifetime.

Mr. Hosking is descended from his father, Benjamin T. Hosking who emigrated from England, and his mother, Carrie J., who was a native of Ohio. They lived in Cook County, Chicago, when Ernest was born around 1878. (From the 1880 U.S. Census)

The name Hosking is a variant of Hoskin.

Ernest Hosking died in 1956 and his wife in August of 1959. According to her will, Mrs. Hosking left a bequest to Chapman College with the provision that income from the funds was to be used for scholarships for students with economic need. The college received about $450,000 in cash and securities from her estate.

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General Note

The Ernest and Ruth G. Hosking Family Photo collection spans the period of the mid 1800's to about 1920, and contains photographs of Ernest and Ruth at different ages. In addition, there is a Hosking family album compiled by Carrie J. (Hostlander) Hosking.

General Note

One of the tintypes has the emulsion flaking.

Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange CA 92866 USA US