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Phoebe Hearst

Phoebe Apperson Hearst was born in 1842 in Franklin County, Missouri. At the age of 19, she married George Hearst. Soon after their marriage the couple moved to San Francisco, California, where Phoebe gave birth to their only child, William Randolph Hearst in 1863.

In 1897 she became the first woman Regent of the University of California, serving on the board from 1897 until her death. She died in 1919, a victim of the worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918-1919.

She is buried at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA

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  • Biography (http://www.hearstcastle.org/history/phoebe_hearst.shtml)
  • Place of burial (http://www.findagrave.com/photos/101c/222/hearstphoebe.jpg)

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