Hook Family
Alhambra Cemetery, Martinez
Jon Wilson

HOOK FAMILY

WILLIAM HOOK CAME TO THE CALIFORNIA GOLD COUNTRY IN 1850
TO SELL MINING EQUIPMENT AND BUILD MINING MACHINERY.
IN 1853 HOOK OPENED A GENERAL STORE AT THE CORNER OF FERRY
AND MAIN STREETS IN MARTINEZ. OVER THE YEARS HOOK BOUGHT UP
LAND IN CONTRA COSTA COUNTY UNTIL HE OWNED ALMOST 3000 ACRES.

DEDICATED SEPTEMBER 26, 1998 BY MARTINEZ HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND
JOAQUIN MURRIETA, CHAP. 13, E CLAMPUS VITUS .