San Francisco History

Milo Hoadley

Sketch of the Well-known Civil Engineer's Career.

Milo Hoadley, a pioneer citizen of this city, who was thrown from a buggy while riding near Sonora last Thursday evening, receiving injuries which resulted in his death yesterday, was born in Connecticut and came to this city in 1849. He was a civil engineer by profession, and was a deputy in the office of William M. Eddy, the first City Surveyor of the city, between the years 1849 and 1853. In the early part of the latter year he and William P. Humphreys, ex-Railroad Commissioner, entered into a contract to establish an official grade for the streets then laid out between Larkin street on the west and the bay on the east. In 1854 Mr. Hoadley was appointed City Engineer, and served in that capacity for several years. Since his retirement from that office he has practiced his profession and engaged in various business enterprises, and at the time of his death was president of the Kincaid Flat mine. The body of the deceased will be brought to this city for internment.

Source: San Francisco Morning Call. 21 May 1887. 7.


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