List of people from Eureka, California

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The following list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Eureka, California.

Academics and writing[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Vincent Gaddis December 28, 1913 February 26, 1997 Author and creator of the term "Bermuda Triangle" Born in Eureka [1]
Joseph T. Gregory July 28, 1914 November 18, 2007 Paleontologist and professor Lived and died in Eureka [2]

Business and philanthropy[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Hans Ditlev Bendixsen Hans Ditlev Bendixsen.jpg Oct 14, 1842 Feb 12, 1902 Shipbuilder; instrumental in the development of the merchant marine industry on the West Coast of the United States Lived in Eureka [3]
Betty Kwan Chinn

(also known as 關惠群)

Betty Chinn.jpg Philanthropist Lives in Eureka [4]
Charles Noski Aug 23, 1952 Bank of America Corp Vice Chairman Born in Eureka [5]
Myron Spaulding Myronspaulding.jpg Oct 28, 1905 Sep 11, 2000 Sailor, ship builder, and concert violinist Born in Eureka [6]

Media and art[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Ray Jerome Baker BakerFreeman.jpg Dec 1, 1880 Oct 1972 Photographer Lived in Eureka [7]
Luke Burbank Luke Burbank at Bumbershoot.jpg May 8, 1976 Radio host Born in Eureka [8]
Jeff Jordan Artist Born in Eureka [citation needed]
Seth Kinman Seth Kinman California Hunter.jpg Sep 29, 1815 Feb 24, 1888 Performer; hunter for Fort Humboldt Lived in Eureka [9]
Matthew Monahan 1972 Artist Born in Eureka [10]
Jimmy Swinnerton Maynard Dixon sketch Swinnerton at Kayenta 001.jpg Nov 13, 1875 Sep 8, 1974 Cartoonist and landscape painter Born in Eureka [11]
Robert Whiting Oct 24, 1942 Author and journalist Grew up in Eureka [12]

Acting[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Lloyd Bridges Lloyd Bridges 1966.jpg Jan 15, 1913 Mar 10, 1998 Actor Eureka High graduate, owner of historic buildings [13]
Sarah Joy Brown Feb 18, 1975 Actress Born in Eureka [14]
Steve Cochran May 25, 1917 Jun 15, 1965 Actor Born in Eureka [15]
Brendan Fraser 7.27.08BrendanFraser.jpg Dec 3, 1968 Actor Lived in Eureka as a child [16]
Minerva Urecal Sep 22, 1894 Feb 26, 1966 Actress Born in Eureka [17]

Music[edit]

Military[edit]

Politics and law[edit]

Crime[edit]

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Bowling[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Football[edit]

Martial arts[edit]

Rowing[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradley, Nancy. "My Life with Paranormal Icon Vincent Gaddis". Haunted America Tours. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  2. ^ Staff. "Joseph T. Gregory, 1914–2007". University of California Museum of Paleontology.
  3. ^ Irvine, Leigh H. (1915). History of Humboldt County California. Los Angeles, California: Historic Record Company.
  4. ^ Thadeus Greenson (2010-08-05). "Eureka's Betty Chinn receives Presidential Citizens Medal". Eureka Times-Standard.
  5. ^ Heffes, Ellen M. (July 1, 2006). "Charles Noski". The Free Library.
  6. ^ Van Collie, Shimon. "Myron Spaulding - End of an Era", Latitude 38, October, 2000, p. 135
  7. ^ "The Ray Jerome Baker Collection Finding Aid" (PDF). MS 34. Kawai Historical Society Archives. March 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-29.
  8. ^ Sanders, Eli (December 9, 2008). "Beautiful Thing: The Best New Radio Show in Seattle Is on... KIRO?". The Stranger. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  9. ^ Shinn, Chas. Howard (October 1891). "With the Humboldt Trappers". Outing. XIX (2): 94–95. Retrieved November 25, 2008.
  10. ^ Modern Art Exhibitions 2012 Matthew Monahan, Modern Art, 13 April - 12 May
  11. ^ George Stern Fine Art. James Guilford Swinnerton (1875–1974)
  12. ^ People: Robert Whiting, Japan Times, Vivienne Kenrick, November 12, 2000
  13. ^ [Famous Humboldt: From the redwoods to the limelight, Myles Cochrane/Tri-City Weekly, Eureka Times-Standard, June 28, 2011
  14. ^ Sarah Brown - Filmbug
  15. ^ Geoff Mayer (2012). Historical Dictionary of Crime Films. Scarecrow Press. pp. 89–. ISBN 978-0-8108-6769-7.
  16. ^ Diamond, Jamie (June 21, 1992). "Up and Coming: Brendan Fraser; A Man Schooled for Success". The New York Times. Retrieved January 8, 2008.
  17. ^ Minerva Urecal (1894-1966) , What a Character, July 29, 2013
  18. ^ California. Adjutant General's Office, Records of California men in the war of the rebellion 1861 to 1867, SACRAMENTO: State Office, J. D. Young, Supt. State Printing, 1890, pp. 11, 826-831
  19. ^ Bell, Rachael. "Wayne Adam Ford: The Remorseful Serial Killer". TruTV Crime Library. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  20. ^ "Key Club Hears Talk by Former Rams Player," Humboldt Standard, Jan. 19, 1961, pg. 3.
  21. ^ Kevin Still, SR Olympic Sports, Sports Reference LLC.
  22. ^ "Heather Erickson". Team USA. United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 7, 2013.