HAZARD, William Herman

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Hazard, William Herman (1864-1922) was a carpenter (d. Jan. 12, 1922). He died at age 56 and is buried in Santa Barbara Cemetery.

In the News~

August 10, 1905 [LAT]: “W. A. Hazard, his two sons, Hugh and Willie Hazard, and his cousin, L. A. Hazard, have returned from a camping and fishing trip to Santa Cruz Island, where they were camped at Quava Valdez Harbor. They were taken over in the Peerless, which left when they were comfortably camped, and called for them after they had been there nearly two weeks. It was reported that Hazard and his party had run short of supplies, and had to subsist for several days on the natural products the island affords, but this he denies. He says they had just finished their last meal as the boat came in sight and declared that it was the most delightful trip he had ever taken. The weather was ideal and fishing in the harbor of Quava Valdez was great. He reports that his party caught over three thousand pounds of fish.”

May 3, 1910 [SBMP]: “W. H. Hazard, boat builder, is completing J. C. Crist’s new boat, and it will be launched during the latter part of this week. This new boat, which will be used for passenger trade during the summer, is 32 feet overall and has a 9-foot 10-inch beam. A 30-horse-power engine will be installed. There will be cabin accommodations for six or eight and Mr. Crist is contemplating installing electric lights. ”

June 28, 1917 [SBMP]: “The power schooner Natoma, built by Captain W. H. Hazard, assisted by his son, Hugh H. Hazard, at their residence, 1001 San Andres Street, and recently sold by the Hazards to Jacob Zern, was put in the water at the commercial wharf yesterday morning, being wheeled into the surf 100 feet from shore and left for the incoming tide to float her out to deep water. The craft will be towed to San Pedro and fitted out with a powerful engine of latest model that will be expected to give her a speed of nine or ten knots an hour… The vessel is 52 feet long, with fourteen foot beam… Captain Hazard built many boats, and he considers the Natoma about the best craft that he ever planned and constructed.”

January 13, 1922 [SBMP]: “William H. Hazard of 307 Millefont Avenue, died at his home yesterday morning in his 57th year. He was born in Detroit and had been a resident of Santa Barbara for 35 years. Deceased is survived by a widow, Amanda M. Hazard, one daughter and four sons, the children all residents of Santa Barbara, being Mrs. Amelia Peet, Hugh H., William F., Henry M., and William D. Hazard. Funeral services will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church… Interment will be in Santa Barbara Cemetery.”