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Catalog Number 1980/149/001
Object Name Dress
Description Dress. Green silk with lace trim at neck and flounce on sleeve. 12 buttons with woman's picture in each button. c.1870s.
Date 1870s, c.
Provenance This dress was worn by Anna Hazen to a "Governor's Ball" in Sacramento. Anna was the wife of John Henry Tingman, whose father established a store, the Brown, Henry Co., in Sacramento in 1849.

The donor is the great-granddaughter of Anna Hazen and acquired the dress through an inheritance.


Anna Amelia Hazen was born on June 17, 1850 in Searsmont, Maine. Her parents were Edmond Hazen and Sarah R. Ness Hazen. She came to California with her mother and two sisters, Ada and Nellie, by way of the Panama Canal, in 1862. Her father and Uncle Willard had come earlier. She attended the Young Ladies' Seminary at Benicia, in 1863 and 1864. On April 24, 1866, she graduated from Sacramento Grammar School and on June 30, 1866 she received a county certificate for teaching second grade from Sacramento County. It was renewed May 19, 1868.

Anna married John Henry Tingman on November 20, 1869 in San Francisco. On September 4, 1870 her first child, Sarah Emily Tingman, was born. John Livingston Tingman, born May 6, 1972, died in September of that year. William Albert Tingman, born in East Oakland on January 6, 1874, died May 15, 1878. Jessie Ada Tingman, born in San Francisco on November 6, 1878, died February 3, 1882.

Anna died on March 4, 1885 in San Francisco. Her oldest daughter, Sarah, was fourteen at that time.