ORCUTT, George (1829-1913) Ohio-born farmer who married Martha Jane More (1832-1901) in 1861. She inherited 3/24 shares of Santa Rosa Island from her brother, A. P. More in 1893. She sold her shares to Vail & Vickers on June 8, 1901. In the United States Census of 1900, the Orcutts were living in Fairview, Jasper, Iowa with their 32-year-old son, Chester R. Orcutt. George and Martha Orcutt are buried in Monroe Cemetery, Jasper County, Iowa.
In the News~
May 24, 1881 [SBDP]: “George Orcutt, of Santa Rosa Island, and a brother-in-law of the More brothers, is in the city.”
June 15, 1881 [SBDP]: “George Orcutt and family who arrived here by the Orizaba Monday evening are now at the Arlington. Some time this week they will go to Santa Rosa Island, where Mr. Orcutt is to take charge of the property of his brother-in-law, A. P. More. Mr. A. P. More, who represents the largest grazing interests in Santa Barbara County, is stopping at the Arlington for a few days. He returns to his home in San Francisco by the Orizaba tomorrow night.”
January 4, 1882 [SBDP]: “George Orcutt and family have recently moved into Mrs. Russell’s house on Cota Street. Mr. Orcutt until recently has been in charge of Santa Rosa Island for his brother-in-law, A. P. More. The family will be a valuable acquisition to Santa Barbara society.”
January 7, 1882 [SBWP]: “Mr. Geo. Orcutt and family have recently moved into Mrs. Russell's house on Cota Street. Mr. Orcutt until recently had charge of Santa ROsa Island for his brother-in-law A. P. More. The family will be a valuable acquisition to Santa Barbara society.”