Male, born 1860-02-01, died 1943-02-28

Associated with the firms network

Everett, Oliver, Architect; Huerne and Everett, Architects

Professional History


Partner, [Prosper] Huerne and Everett, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 1883- 1892.

Principal, Oliver Everett, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1896-1935; in 1896, the San Francisco California, City Directory, 1896, (p. 579) recorded that his office was located at 126 Kearny, Room #41. In 1896, Everett was also Secretary of the California Architectural Publishing Company, located at 408 California Street, Room #16.

The San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1935, (p. 372) indicated that Everett continued to work as an architect.



Oliver Everett was born in MA, but had relocated to Canfield, OH, by 06/1860. Three years later, the Everetts had moved to San Francisco, CA. In 1880, Everett lived with his parents and sister in a house at 1914 Webster Street, in a comfortable section of the Western Addition neighborhood. (See, Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 79; Family History Film: 1254079; Page: 174A; Enumeration District: 208, accessed 12/01/2017.) He lived amidst printers, insurance salesmen, and produce and liquor dealers, families prosperous enough to have one or two servants in-house. Everett remained remarkably stable during his life, and did not move from Webster Street. He continued to live at 1914 Webster in 1900. Ten years later, he resided at 1940 Webster with Katherine and his two daughters. (The street was probably renumbered after the Earthquake and Fire of 1906.) The neighborhood remained home to comfortable merchants, although, by this time, most families did not have servants in the vicinity.

From 1928 until his death in 1943, he and his wife continued to live at 1942 Webster Street. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1928, p. 597.) In the latter year Oliver and Katherine's daughter, Louise Everett Taber, lived next door at 1944 Webster. He died at the Garden Nursing Home, 2750 Geary Boulevard, where he had been for the last year and two months of his life. He died of complications from chronic myocarditis and an apoplexy (stroke) suffered a year and half previous. Everett's family had him cremated and buried in the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.


His father, Alex Hill Everett (born c. 1824 in Boston, MA), worked as a chemist (druggist) in San Francisco, CA, in 1880; his mother, Elizabeth Taber Wyman (born c. 1830 in Liverpool, UK), maintained the household. He had a sister, Helen G. Everett, (born c. 1866 in MA).


His wife was Katherine H. Everett (born c. 1860 in England), whom he married c. 1889. She had married twice, the marriage to Everett being her second. The 1900 US Census stated her birth date to have been 01/1865, but this was contradicted by Oliver's death certificate that said she was 83 in 1943. It also noted that she had entered the US in 1885. Katherine had had three children during her life, one whom had died by 1910.


He and Katherine had two children: Louise Everett Taber and Helen Robina Black.

Biographical Notes

Everett had blue eyes and stood about 5-foot 10-inches tall.

PCAD id: 6488