Oliver Cromwell Haslett

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Oliver Cromwell Haslett - 12 April 1869 – 7 February 1950

Brother of Percy Edward Haslett


C. B. Wheaton, A. M. Brown, P. E. Haslett and O. C. Haslett, of the San Francisco Bicycle Club were in town Sunday.

Santa Cruz Sentinel, 01 Jun 1886

The members of the San Francisco Bicycle Club on Sunday started for a club picnic at Crystal Springs. The start was made from Mission and Twenty-first streets. The grounds were reached shortly after 12 M., and lunch was at once served. In the afternoon a run was made farther up the canyon, where a couple of hours were pleasantly passed. This is the first club run at which Captain Houseworth assumed command. The following were present: Houseworth, Captain: C. A. McDonald, First Lieutenant; Charles B. Wheaton, Second Lieutenant: O. C. Haslett, B. C. Austin Jr., Beverly Letcher, A. M. Brown, F. A. McLaughlin, Benjamin H. Patrick, H. C. Finkler, William Day, and Messrs. Knapp and Donnelly of the San Mateo County Wheelmen. The return was made at 3:45 P. M.

The Wheel. - San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Aug 1886

The San Francisco Bicycle Club held its annual dinner Tuesday evening. The following members were present: George J. Hobe, Harrison Houseworth, Charles A. McDonald, Chas. B. Wheaton, John W. Gibson, H. A. Greene, F. F. Osborn, Thomas Stevens, B. C. Austin Jr., Charles L. Davis, E. R. Dimond, M. Feintuch, C. P. Fonda, H. T. Gibbs, O. C. Haslett, A. F. Lawton, James A. White, A. M. Brown, [Thomas S. Cobden]], W. G. Davis, N. A. Givovich, B. Letcher, J. F. McCarthy, B. H. Patrick, George H. Strong, and H. M. Whitely. After dinner several songs were rendered by the San Francisco Bicycle quartet, consisting of B. C. Austin Jr., Charles B. Wheaton, A. M. Brown and Charles P. Fonda. The toast "Old Riders of '78 and '79” was responded to by H. C. Eggers: "Our Honored Guest" responded to by Thomas Stevens. Morris Feintuch read an original poem composed for the occasion. A. M. Brown addressed the party on the subject of the Alameda contingent, better known as the Alameda Scorchers, and created considerable merriment. Charles A. McDonald gave a selected reading and the party adjourned after singing "Auld Lang Syne."

THE BICYCLE CLUB DINNER. - The San Francisco Examiner, 20 Jan 1887

For the one-mile novices, O. C. Haslett, Alameda Scorchers, J. E. Hickenbotham, A. L. Wulff and J. H. Read, all of the Oak Leaf Wheelmen, come to the scratch. Hickenbotham won in 2:58, with Wulff second and Haslett third.

The Wheel. - San Francisco Chronicle, 09 Jul 1888

Bicycle of 1880 Vintage Given To Alameda's Historical Society

ALAMEDA, May 21. - Alameda's Historical Society has been presented its largest relic to date - an 1880 model, front wheel propelled "high wheeler," it was reported today by Everett Farwell, president.

Donor of the bicycle, a spindly affair that has front wheel five feet in diameter, is Mrs. John S. Edwards, of 2821 Marina Drive, who said the bike once belonged to her father, the late Oliver C. Haslett, and that it dated back to the '80s.

Mrs. Edwards said that the bicycle was in good condition and that her husband had ridden it in an Oakland parade two years ago. Manufactured in England, the bike has ivory hand grips.

Oakland Tribune, 21 May 1953