Colusa County








Daniel Mosier Hull, who became one of the early residents of what was then Colusa county, California, was born in Illinois, May 13, 1851, and in his youthful days he came to California with his father, Cyrus B. Hull. It was a long and arduous trip across the plains and the father had his eye accidentally shot out while they were en route to the Pacific coast, in 1852. For some time thereafter Cyrus B. Hull engaged in mining gold near Auburn and Placerville. In 1856 he removed to Newville, California, where he followed farming until his death, which occurred on the ranch in Tehama county.

Daniel M. Hull was largely reared in this state and went through the experiences of pioneer life. On November 12, 1879, he was united in marriage to Eunice Alfreda Osborn, who at that time was seventeen years of age. She was born in Glenn county, California, a daughter of Sullivan J. and Joan (Beach) Osborn, the former a native of Maine and the latter of Michigan. In the early days Daniel M. Hull drove a stage for five years between Newville and Chico. He afterward took up ranching and continued to devote his attention to agricultural pursuits until his demise, purchasing land in Tehama county, which he owned until called to his final rest in 1928. He had become the father of a son, M. Floyd, who is now serving as sheriff of Tehama county. The name of Hull has been associated with the development and progress of California from pioneer times. Its representatives have always been substantial and reliable citizens and Daniel M. Hull deserves mention among those who laid broad and deep the foundation for the present development of this section of the state.



Transcribed by Joyce Rugeroni.

Source: Wooldridge, J. W. Major, History of the Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Pages 332-333. Pioneer Historical Publ. Co. Chicago 1931.

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