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This Day in MendoHistory: June 19, 1915- Hannah May Packard, Daughter of Well-Known Druggist, Succumbs to Consumption


In collaboration with Mendocino’s Kelley House Museum, MendoFever will be publishing their “This Day in Mendocino History” Facebook posts. The Kelley House Museum works hard to document and curate Mendocino County’s rich history and can be visited in the seaside town of Mendocino.

On this day in Mendocino history…

June 19, 1915 – Hannah May Packard, fourth daughter of well-known local druggist C. O. Packard and his wife Hannah, passed away at the home of her parents in the early hours of the morning. Miss May, as she was known, was just 26 years old.

She was born in Mendocino on April 15, 1889, and had spent her entire life in her hometown. She attended the local schools, as well as the Presbyterian Church and Sabbath School. Her cause of death was tuberculosis, which she had suffered from for almost a year.

In addition to her parents, she left behind her siblings: Harold Packard, Calvert Packard, Mrs. Sine Salvador, Mrs. Lizzie Kirkwood, Mrs. Myrtle Clyma, and Hazel Packard. Funeral services were held at the family residence, and she is buried in Evergreen Cemetery.


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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs to be told.

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