Winnie Hook

Winnie Hook celebrates an anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. (SF Chronicle)

1906 SF Earthquake Survivor Winnie Hook Dies At 107

One of the three remaining known survivors of the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco passed away earlier this week.


A man photographs the ruins of a building block in front of the remains of City Hall near Market and Seventh Streets after the Great Earthquake in San Francisco, California. The city hall which took 27 years to build at an estimated cost of $6 million, crumbled in less than 30 seconds during the quake. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

San Francisco Marks 107 Years Since 1906 Earthquake & Fire

One of the last three known remaining survivors of the catastrophic 1906 earthquake in San Francisco attended a special dinner Wednesday on the eve of the 107th anniversary of the disaster.