George W. Hack stands among the foremost representatives of the agricultural industry in Sacramento county. About six miles south of the city of Sacramento he has his residence and place of business, consisting of five hundred and fifteen acres of choice soil, which he devotes to the purposes of general farming. Hay and grain are his principal crops, which he raises in abundance. He has lived here so many years and been so thoroughly identified with the life and progress of the community that few men are held in greater esteem than Mr. Hack, and he has made a reputation as a man of integrity and utmost reliability in all business and personal transactions.

He is a native of the old York state, but was a child when taken from there. He was born April 25, 1846, being a son of George and Mary A. (Jinkinson) Hack, both of whom were born in England. When he was about three years old his parents moved from New York state to Michigan, locating near Albion, in Calhoun county. In 1852 his father left the family in Michigan and went to the Pacific coast, being engaged in mining for several years. In 1855 he sent back east for his family, who embarked on ship and, by way of the Isthmus of Panama, reached San Francisco, and thence arrive in Sacramento county. They became early settlers on the Sacramento river below Freeport, where George Hack passed his remaining years in useful activity, having been called hence in November, 1900. Of his children the following survive George W.; John T., in Sacramento county; Annie E., wife of R. P. Carrington, of Sacramento; Nathan D., who resides below Freeport, on the river; Mary A., wife of John Oswell, in Contra Costa county; Charles J., near Freeport on the Sacramento river; and Emma, wife of Geoerge Landis, in Rockland, Placer county.

Mr. George W. Hack has spent all his years since boyhood in this state, and was reared to manhood on the farm in Sacramento county. He was educated in the public schools of his neighborhood, and in youth as well as in mature years has made farming pursuits the object of his industry and attention, with such success as his good management and diligence have deserved.

He was married, November 24, 1869, to Miss Birdie F. Keyes. Mrs. Hack is a native daughter of Sacramento county, and her parents were William and Harriet E. Keyes, both early settlers of this county. Her father is now deceased, andher mother resides with Mr. and Mrs. Hack. The only child born to Mr. and Mrs. Hack is Clara E., wife of Dewitt S. Slawson, of Sacramento county.

Mr. Hack is a strong Republican. He is a member of the Sacramento Grange No. 12, P. of H., and is a past master of the same. He is deservedly influential in all agricultural councils, and his ability and self-achieving enterprise give him unusual worth in his community. He is a member of the Pacific Methodist Episcopal church, and at present one of the official board. He is also well known to the business circles of Sacramento county as the president of the Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Association of Sacramento.

Source: History of the New California Its Resources and People, Volume II

The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine

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