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Mariposa Gazette 1909 - 1910
Mariposa Gazette 1909
Vitals January 1909 Mariposa Gazette
January 2, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 2, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
BRANSON- Near Bootjack, Dec. 22, 1908, to the wife of Hiram BRANSON, a son.
January 9, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Jones- In Mariposa, December 29, 1908, to the wife of Ed JONES, a son.
FARNSWORTH- In Mariposa, December 18, 1908, to the wife of T. M. FARNSWORTH, a son.
Married January 9, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
GORDON-MACQUEEN- At Richmond, Cal., December 23, 1908, byy Judge Roth, Peter GORDON to Katheryn MACQUEEN.
January 16, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 16, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
BARCROFT- In Madera, Jan. 10, 1909, to the wife of Joseph BARCROFT, twins- two daughters.
January 23, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 23, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
ALARID- In Mariposa, January 14, 1909, to the wife of M. S. ALARID, a daughter.
FARRELL- In Kenneth, Shasta county, January 11, 1909, to the wife of Carroll FARELL (nee Allean BOND), a daughter.
Married January 23, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
McNALLY- KENYON- In San Jose, January 7, 1909, by Rev. Bryant, R. C. McNALLY and Miss M. E. KENYON, both of Mariposa county.
STERLING-LIND- In Mariposa, January 17, 1909, by Hon. J. J. TRABUCCO, N. F. STERLING of Santa Barbara, and Miss Lillie LIND of Mariposa.
January 30, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 30, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
BRANSON- In Mariposa, Jan. 26, 1909, to the wife of James BRANSON, a daughter.
Married January 30, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
KANE-PETERSON- In Merced, Jan. 22, 1909, by Rev. J. W. TAYLOR, John W. KANE, of Bootjack, and Miss Maggie I. PETERSON, of Palms, Los Angeles Co., Cal.
Died January 30, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
REDMAN- In Santa Clara, Cal., Jan. 21, 1909, Miss Maggie REDMAN, a native of California, aged 20 years.
TRUMBETTA- Near Coulterville, January 16, 1909, Giacomo TRUMBETTI, a native of Italy, aged 72 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
KARL, Seymore January 2, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Seymore KARL.
Seymore KARL, formerly a miner in the
Mariposa mine, died in Phoenix, Arizona, December 29, 1908.
Seymore was well known in Mariposa. He married Miss Florence Ridgway here in about 1904. He was a member of the local K. of P. and was buried under the auspices of that order at Phoenix. He had, for several years, been a sufferer from consumption and had gone to Arizona in hopes of regaining his health, but the dread disease had taken too much of a hold on him and he died as stated. A widow and one daughter survive him.
MONTGOMERY January 2, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
An electrician named MONTGOMERY was accidentally electrocuted at the Exchequer mine Thursday evening last. Coroner JOHNSON went down yesterday to hold an inquest.
KNUCKY, Mrs. Jessie January 2, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Grass Valley.
A report over the telephone Tuesday announcing the death of Mrs. John KNUCKY, at Grass Valley that morning. The deceased was, before marriage Miss Jessie ASHWORTH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. T. ASHWORTH of this county and a native of Mariposa. Unfortunately she was without speech or hearing but the less was a cheerful disposition and had many friends who will regret her early passing away.
CASSITY, Dr. S. O., January 2, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Hornitos.
Dr. S. O. CASSITY of Snelling, died suddenly at Hornitos, at 8 o'clock Sunday morning last. Dr. CASSITY was raised at Snelling, having settled there with his parents when a boy of twelve years of age. He was aged 45 years and was looked on as a first-class physician. He was a member of Snelling lodge of Odd Fellows, under whose auspices he was buried in the family plot at Snelling, Tuesday.
GALLISON, Winslow January 16, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
WINSLOW GALLISON DEAD.
One of the Founders of Mariposa Passes Away.
Monday last Mariposans were once more
called upon to bid good bye to one of the founders of the town. The
was quickly spread that Winslow GALLISON had passed away at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. M. I. ROWLNAD. Mr. GALLISON was a native of Maine,
87 years. He came to California in 1849 and on his arrival mined at
Hill. In the spring of '50 he came to Mariposa and mined a short time;
latter part of the year he moved to Stockton and opened a blacksmith
and foundry. After remaining there a little over a year he concluded to
return to Maine. Suiting the action to the thought he sold out and
east by Nicaraqua, but was taken sick before reaching home. After his
he fell in with some gold seekers at New Orleans and concluded to
to California with them. 1853 found him back in Mariposa in the
business until about twelve years ago when old age and ill health
him to retire from the business.
December 15, 1859, Mr. GALLISON was married to Miss Jane McCREADY, who preceded him to the tomb in 1897.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. GALLISON now living are Percy R., Winslow E., Daniel S. and Mrs. M. I. ROWLAND.
The deceased had been quite feeble for several years and was cared for by his children, making his home with his daughter Mrs. ROWLAND. He was a member of the Mariposa Lodge, No. 39, I. O. O. F. and one of its oldest members.
Mr. GALLISON had always been a leading citizen of the county up to the time of his retirement, and was an honest and reliable man, honored by all who knew him.
WARNOCK, January 16, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Prospector Found Dead.
Tuesday morning last A. M. WARNOCK was found dead in his cabin at Arkansas Flat by a man named Kidd. WARNOCK was a native of Vermont, aged about 80 years and had been a resident of Mariposa county a great many years, following prospecting and mining for a livelihood. He had been an inmate of the county hospital for some time but left that institution Monday morning last and went to his cabin intending to do placering enough to keep him out of the hospital. Kidd, who is also a prospector, visited the old gentleman Monday night and left him apparently in good health. Coroner JOHNSON summoned a jury and held an inquest Tuesday. The verdict being: "That he came to his death from natural causes, old age and disability."
McNALLY-KENYON January 23, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Married in San Jose.
On Tuesday, January 7th, at San Jose, R. C. McNALLY and Miss M. E. KENYON were joined in the holy bonds of Matrimony, Rev. Mr. BRYANT officiating. Both are of Mariposa county, the groom being a son of Dave McNALLY of Whitlock while the bride is well known in the Sebastopol district where she formerly taught school. The couple arrived in Mariposa Saturday and went to Bootjack where they will spend their honeymoon while visiting friends. After which they will go to Whitlock to reside, where Mr. McNALLY is employed. They have the best wishes of the Gazette for a bright and prosperous future.
STERLING-LIND January 23, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A Sunday Wedding.
Sunday evening last Hon. J. J. TRABUCCO was called upon to unite "until death do us part," one of Mariposa fair daughters to a gentleman from Santa Barbara. Miss Lillie LIND, a native of Mariposa, daughter of Mrs. Kate LIND and the late Jo. C. LIND. N. F. STERLING, the groom is a native of California and hails from Santa Barbara where he is well known and a member of one of the old families of that Mission town. The groom is a stranger in Mariposa but notwithstanding that fact he made a "good fellow," of himself after the wedding and had made many friends before the evening had passed. The young couple have the best wishes of many Mariposans for a pleasant journey through life and the Gazette is one of their well wishers.
BARNETT, Miss Lizzie January 23, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A SAD DEATH.
Miss Lizzie BARNETT Died Suddenly at Madera.
Miss Lizzie BARNETT passed away very
suddenly at midnight last night. Her death is a great shock to her many
friends, and her relatives are prostrated with grief. While she had
very seriously ill following the attack of an operation for
her condition had improved so much that there seemed every hope and
for her rapid recovery. But at midnight a sudden change took place, and
all the fond hopes were turned to intense grief.
On Saturday night Miss BARNETT suddenly became very ill and her physicians at once saw that the only hope was in an operation. This was performed on Monday morning, and while her condition was critical, due to a rupture of the appendix, she went through the operation very satisfactorily. On Monday night she was very low, but from that time her condition kept improving and it seemed that the greatest danger had passed.
At midnight last night the nurse was taking her pulse, which was done every hour. It was normal for twenty-one beats, when the heart action suddenly stopped. The nurse at once called Dr. DODGE, who was in an adjoining room, and restoratives were immediately administered. Everything that could be done was without avail. The absorption from the malady was more than the heart could stand, and it refused to respond to the doctor's efforts. Just as the nurse started to take the patient's pulse, Mrs. BARNETT left her daughter's bedside, happy in the thought that she was doing so well and would soon be in perfect health. But a moment later and the spirit had departed, plunging a hopeful household into the greatest sadness and taking a dearly loved member from a happy family.
Miss Elizabeth Louise BARNETT was a native of Mariposa, aged 25 years, 7 months and 14 days. Her folks moved to Madera when she was a little child and here she grew to young womanhood. Of a bright and cheerful disposition, her many lovable qualities made her a favorite with all who knew her, and there are many who share in the deep grief of her bereaved relatives. She was the elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. BARNETT, and sister of John H., Fred W., Annie Josephine and Frank F. BARNETT.- Madera Tribune, Jan. 14.
In the presence of her heart-broken
and an immense throng of sorrowing friends, the mortal remains of Miss
Lizzie BARNETT were consigned to their final rest in Arbor Vitae
The funeral was held from the family residence on Yosemite avenue, where the ceremonies were held. The large number who were present to pay friendship's last tribute attested to the love and respect felt for her whose sweet young life on earth was closed just as it had reached its brightest.
At the home of, Rev. GILLINGHAM, assisted by Rev. SPRINGKLE, conducted the ceremonies in an impressive manner. He referred in touching language to the beautiful character and lovable life of the deceased. To the grief-strickened relatives he offered words of consolation and hope. Beautiful hymns were sung by a choir. During the services many cheeks were wet with tears of sorrow. The large cortege then followed to the cemetery, the hearse being escorted by Henry DESMOND, L. W. SHARP, Charles MERINO, George VOGELER, J. J. SPITZER and W. C. UTTER as pall bearers.
At the cemetery short ceremonies were held and hymns sung. The casket was then gently lowered into the new-made grave, which was covered with a profusion of lovely flowers and floral pieces- tokens of love from friends. Beneath these beautiful tributes she sleeps, and while the flowers will soon wither and pass away her memory will remain fresh and green in the hearts of her loved ones and friends.- Tribune.
JONES-TULLY January 30, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
The marriage of Miss Ida M. TULLY, to John M. JONES is announced for February 1st. The ceremony will take place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. DYER. The wedding will be a quiet affair, to be witnessed by a few friends of the contracting parties.- Madera Tribune.
COON, Ah, January 30, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Ah COON, an aged Chinese who lived in a hut on Mariposa creek above town, died Thursday night from exposure and old age. COON had been a resident of Mariposa since the early mining days and was between 80 and 90 years of age.
JONES-TULLY January 30, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
The marriage of Miss Ida M. TULLY to John M. JONES is announced for February 1st. The ceremony will take place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. DYER. The wedding will be a quiet affair, to be witnessed by a few friends of the contracting parties.- Madera Tribune.
KANE-PETERSON January 30 1909, Mariposa Gazette
Miss Maggie PETERSON of Palms, Los Angeles county, and John W. KANE of Bootjack, Mariposa county, who were married in this city yesterday by Rev. J. W. TAYLOR of the South Methodist church, left on the afternoon train for southern California, where the honeymoon will be spent. Upon their return they will reside in Jerseydale, Mariposa county.- Merced Sun, Jan. 23d.
REDMAN, Miss Hallie January 30, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Hallie REDMAN Dead.
Miss Hallie REDMAN died at Santa
Thursday morning from spinal meningitis after an illness of two weeks,
which first developed as a cold caught from washing her hair, which,
very long and beautiful, this developed into brain fever and then into
the fatal malady which closed a young, sweet life, full of rich
Miss REDMAN as the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John REDMAN of Cathey's valley; a young lady well known and popular in this city; a graduate of last year's class from the High School.
She had been a student at the San Jose Normal and resided with friends in that city. Besides her parents, who were with her during her illness, she leaves three sisters and a brother, Mrs. Morgan ADAMS of this city, Robert REDMAN of Bakersfield, and Hazel and Isabel, who reside with their parents.- Merced Express, Jan. 23.
Vitals February 1909 Mariposa Gazette
February 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
JACINTO- In Bear Valley, Jan. 27, 1909, to the wife of Manuel Jacinto, Jr., a daughter.
ESTES- At Mt. Bullion, February, February 4, 1909, to the wife of Thos. ESTES, a son.
February 13, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 13, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
JUDKINS- In Mt. Bullion, Feb. 8, 1909, to the wife of P. W. JUDKINS, a son.
Married February 13, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
LOPEZ-MEYERS- At the Court House in
Feb. 6, 1909, by Superior Judge J. J.
TRABUCCO, F. LOPEZ, a native of Mexico and Miss Vivian MEYERS, a native of California, both residents of Mariposa.
February 20, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 20, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
HUNT- In Bear Valley, February 13, 1909, to the wife of Jesse HUNT, a daughter.
KIRK- In Mt. Bullion, Feb. 13, 1909, to the wife of Wm. KIRK, a son.
February 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
ARNDKE- In Whitlocks, Feb. 14, 1909,
to the wife of Theo. ARNDYKE, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
TELLES, Joe February 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Joe TELLES Dead.
Joseph TELLES, an old settler of
county, passed away at the county hospital Tuesday last at the advanced
age of 80 years.
Mr. TELLES was for many years the ferryman at Split Rock ferry, on the Merced river, but for some time past he had been a resident of Coulterville. He was a man well and favorably known throughout the county. His remains were taken to Coulterville for internment.
GREELEY, Roscoe W. February 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
It is reported that Roscoe W. GREELEY, an old time Mariposan, died in San Francisco the early art of the week.
HARVEY, Charles February 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Charles HARVEY formerly of Wawona where he was in the employ of the WASHBURN Bros. died in Ohio, January 18th last from heart trouble. Mr. HARVEY was aged about 36 years. Last summer he spent some time as the guest of Al TURNER.
HAMMILL, Martin February 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Martin HAMMILL, a well known former resident of Tuolumne county, died in Sacramento on Sunday of last week after a long illness of typhoid fever. The deceased was a brother of George W. HAMMILL of Coulterville, this county.
AVERY, William February 13, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Former Mariposan Suicides.
From the Nevada City Transcript
of February 8th we copy the following in regard to the death of Wm.
Avery formerly lived in this county having worked at both Mariposa and
Coulterville. While here he was in the employ of the Mariposa
and Mining Company as a carpenter, and was well known. Following is the
"It appears that Wm. AVERY, who committed suicide Saturday morning, was determined to end his life. He had been ailing for some time at Brownsville, where he had gone to attend to the development work of the B. C. mine, which he had bonded and in the operation of which a number of Nevada City men were interested with him, and several days ago was taken to the Brownsville Hotel where he could have better treatment than living alone in a cabin.
"Saturday forenoon about 11:30 there rang out on the stillness of the usually quiet village of Brownsville the report od a pistol shot. The sound attracted Bud DOBBINS who had been caring for the unfortunate man a minute before. He rushed to the scene to find AVERRY dead with a bullet hole in his temple. The dead man in a moment of melancholy, had drawn his revolver from his pocket and placing it to his right temple fired.
"There was no written explanation left of why the tragic deed was committed and not a word of his intentions escaped the lips of AVERY. He was as cheerful that morning as his enfeebled condition would permit and his friends had no conception of the terrible crime he contemplated. Undoubtedly prolonged illness preyed on his mind and in a fit of temporary insanity he gave way to his melancholy mood and decided to end it all."
HESLIN-LINDSEY February 20, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
County Clerk P. J. THORNTON this morning issued a marriage license to John HESLIN, aged 50 years, a native of California and a resident of Le Grand, and Maggie E. LINDSEY, aged 42 years, a native of Canada and a resident of Le Grand. The ceremony was performed by Judge Griffin this morning at 10 o'clock.- Sun, Feb. 17.
CLANTON-LEVANT February 20, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Wm. A. CLANTON and Miss Myrtle Lowrie LEVANT.
This week the Gazette is called upon
to chronicle one of the most dastardly elopements that has ever taken
within the annuals of history in Mariposa county.
A deserted wife and baby who has not yet reached her majority, broken hearted parents on both sides and a low down sneak at large to prey upon the pure daughters of kind and loving parents in some other community is the result of the escapade.
Saturday last Wm. A. CLANTON, who resided with his young wife and little ten-month old son, near Whiterock, in this county, left home with his sister in law, Miss Myrtle LOWRIE, ostensibly to go to Le Grande to transact some business, and the young lady accompanying him to do some needed purchasing.
The couple did not return when they had promised to do but the loving young wife suspected nothing for she put implicit confidence in her husband.
However CLANTON had been busy.
On arriving in Le Grand, instead of
business he and the girl continued on to Merced. Here he wrote a letter
to his wife, not expecting it to reach her before Monday, but, owing to
the state of the weather the Le Grand stage started for Mariposa Sunday
and in one afternoon when the stage came by the deserted wife received
a cruel letter that almost caused her to die from grief. A letter
by a scoundrel to a true and loving wife.
It stated that he had eloped with his sister -in-law and there was no use following or making inquiry or trouble would ensue.
Heart-broken and alone she at once telephoned to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. LOWRIE of Mariposa. Mr. LOWRIE went to her at once and after a short interview he returned to Mariposa Monday night and left Tuesday morning for Merced in quest of the elopers.
Miss Myrtle LOWRIE who eloped, is about 17 years of age and has always borne an excellent reputation. About a year ago she suffered a sunstroke while coming from Le Grand to Mariposa and for a time she was quite feeble.
It is rumored that CLANTON before eloping deeded all his property to others and drew his savings, $350, from a Merced Bank.
CLANTON formerly lived in Arizona and it is thought by some that he has returned to his old home.
Both families are highly respected by citizens of the county who know them and have the sympathy of all.
BELL-CORNETT February 20, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Cathey Valley Wedding.
Wednesday last the pretty home in Cathey Valley, of Ex-Supervisor and Mrs. H. W. CORNETT, was the scene of a quiet wedding, the contracting parties being Marshall W. BELL, a prominent North Carolina attorney and Miss Grace CORNETT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CORNETT. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. MOORE of Fresno. The Gazette extends congratulations.
JONES, Mrs. Sarah Allen February 20, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A PIONEER RESIDENT DIES.
Mrs. Sarah Allen JONES Passes to the Great Beyond.
Mrs. Sarah Allen JONES, a pioneer
and one of the most highly respected women in Mariposa county, the
of the late Judge L. F. JONES, died at her residence in Mariposa, at
o'clock last Tuesday morning, February 16, 1909, as a result of a
stroke, suffered twelve days previously, from which she never
All that medical skill and loving hands could do was of no avail.
While the hand of time had dealt gently with this amiable, lovely white haired lady, the vital spark was not to be rekindled in this world. Peacefully, tranquilly and without suffering she sank in slumber and passed to the Great Beyond without a shade of pain, in the presence of and surrounded by the members of her family.
While the grim reaper is never a welcome visitor, a more peaceful death could not have been chosen.
In life, when speaking of the time when she should be called hence, Mrs. JONES had expressed the wish that her summons would not come at the end of a long, lingering illness, and as if in answer to her expressed wish, the Almighty tempered with gentleness the visit of the grim reaper.
Mrs. Sarah Allen Jones was a native of Pawlet, Rutland county, Vermont, where she was born April 14, 1829, being at the date of her death, of the age of 79 years, 10 months and 1 day. She came to California and direct to Mariposa county in 1854, to join her husband who had preceeded her, and has continued to reside here ever since.
She leaves one son, Newman JONES, an attorney of San Francisco, and three daughters, Mrs. Lucy S. MILLER and Miss Julia L. JONES of Mariposa, and Mrs. Marian S. GOUCHER of Madera, a number of grandchildren and a host of warm personal friends.
Mrs. JONES was an exceptionally bright, refined, and educated woman of a kind and loving nature whose presence will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
For more than half a century has the home of this most estimable lady been among the rugged hills, the wooded slopes and magnificent scenery of Mariposa county. Her life's history and association for almost sixty years are inseparably mingled with Mariposa, both past and present, and in nature of things terrestrial it was meet and fitting that her mortal remains be interred in the little grave yard, among the swaying pines, there to rest by the side of loved ones gone before, to await the coming of the resurrection word.
At the Masonic cemetery above town, on Thursday afternoon, in the presence of her bereaved relatives and a large number of sorrowing friends, assembled from near and far, the internment, the last tribute of the living to the dead, was had.
The church services, which were in part held at the family residence, and part at the grave, were conducted by the Rev. C. H. REYBURN.
The floral offerings made and presented by loving friends, were extremely beautiful. The most sacred hymn, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," was most touchingly rendered by the choir.
The solemn invocation for the dead by the pastor was eloquent of life in the Great Beyond, and the grave, which loving hands had decked with evergreens, lost its dreariness, and all things combined to symbolize the immortal words:
" Oh Grave, where is thy victory?
Oh Death, where is thy sting?"
COLEMAN, John W. February 20, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
John W. COLEMAN Dead.
Monday last John W. COLEMAN died on the road between Ben Hur and Mariposa, while being brought to town for medical treatment. Mr. COLEMAN was an old and respected citizen of Mariposa county. He settled in the county in early days and most of his time had been spent as a stockraiser and farmer. He had been ailing for about a month and Sunday he requested to be brought to town, so Monday morning, in company with John ORME and J. C. Peterson, Mr. COLEMAN being fixed on a comfortable bed in a spring wagon started for Mariposa but the journey proved to be too much an exertion to him owing to his weak condition and old age and he died in route. Deceased was a native of Kentucky and about 83 years of age. As he died without a physician in attendance, as prescribed by law Coroner JOHNSON and a jury held an inquest Tuesday and brought in a verdict according to the above facts.
STODDARD, E. M. February 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
E. M. STODDARD a pioneer of Merced, aged 78 years, died in that city Sunday last.
SHILLINGS, Mrs. Isaac February 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Isaac SHILLING passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23d, at her home on Buckhorn, after a short illness following a stroke of paralysis. The deceased was a pioneer of this vicinity and was highly respected by all and loved by those who knew her intimately. A kind husband and three devoted sons, Warren, Walter and Homer, are left to mourn their irreparable loss. The funeral will be held tomorrow from her late home, at 2 p.m., and the internment will be in the Coulterville cemetery.
FISSETE, Mrs. G. February 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Funeral of Mrs. G. FISSETE.
The funeral of Mrs. Gilbert FISETTE
held on Sunday afternoon from the family residence on B street, where
were conducted by Rev. Jonathan NICHOLAS. A number of relatives and
came from a distance to pay the last tribute of respect to the
The grave, in Arbor Vitae cemetery, was covered with flowers sent by
The following acted as pallbearers: James BUTLER, T. P. COSGRAVE, V.
A. E. PRECIADO, Ed SUNIA, E. P. BOEKENOOGEN.-
Madera Tribune, Feb. 22.
Mrs. FISSETTE was a daughter of Mrs. E. J. PAINE of Mariposa, and the funeral was attended by her brothers Deputy Sheriff R. L. PAINE and Chas. E. PAINE of this place.
SMITH, Charles February 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Charles, the little son of Mr. and
C. Z. SMITH aged about 18 months, died at 2 a.m. Sunday morning last
a short illness. The little fellow was the light and the life of the
loved by all, and the death is a particularly sad one. He was taken
spasms in the early part of Saturday evening and Dr. KYLBERG was
sent for and all was done that medical skill and loving hands could do
to save the life of their darling but all to no avail as the Silent
had come for the pure young life and little Charley answered the call
closed his eyes in death. The funeral was held from the family
Monday. Interment in Mariposa cemetery.
BARCROFT, Mrs. Rafella February 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
DIED AT MADERA.
Mrs. BARCROFT, a Pioneer of Mariposa County Passes Away.
From the Madera Tribune of Feb. 18th we copy the following in regard to the death of Mrs. BARCROFT:
" Mrs. Rafella BARCROFT died at the
of her son, Joseph BARCROFT, at 5 o'clock this morning. She had been
ill for several days and gradually grew worse until she quietly passed
away. Heart trouble was the direct cause of death.
" Mrs. BARCROFT was among the pioneers women of California. Born in Arizona, she came to California 58 years ago. On December 18, 1855, she married R. W. BARCROFT at Hornitos, and until two years ago that place was their home. Mr. BARCROFT'S health failing he and his wife came here to spend the remaining days with their sons. After a long and eventful married life Mr. BARCROFT recently passed away, and now his wife joins him in the great beyond. Mrs. BARCROFT was aged 72 years, 8 months and 18 days. She was a kind hearted, Christian woman, and many are the friends who remember her acts of kindness and sympathy in time of trouble, and who regret that her long life of usefulness on earth is at an end.
"To mourn her going she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mary B. WILKINSON of Bear Valley, and three sons, Raphael BARCROFT of Merced and Fred and Joseph BARCROFT of Madera.
"The funeral will be held from the Catholic church on Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Internment will be in Arbor Vitae cemetery, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband and mother."
Saturdays Tribune says:
" The funeral of Mrs. Rafella
was held this morning from the Catholic church and was attended by a
number of friends of the family.
"After prayer at the home, the remains were taken to the church where high mass was held, Father King, assisted by Father KAISER of Visalia, conducting the ceremonies. In an impressive sermon on "Death" Father King paid a glowing tribute to the worthy life of the deceased, who was a good Christian woman, a kind neighbor and a loving wife.
" At the cemetery the casket was sealed and the new grave was covered with a mound of beautiful flowers sent by sympathizing friends.
ROLLE, Frank February 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Frank ROLLE a pioneer of this and Merced counties, aged 82 years, died at the Mariposa county hospital, Wednesday last and was buried Thursday. ROLLE was a shoemaker by trade and leaves an aged widow and one son, Louis ROLLE of Mt. Bullion.
DEATSCH, Sebastian F. February 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of an Old Resident.
Sebastian F. DEATSCH died in Modesto
last Saturday. He was a well known and highly esteemed resident of
county for many years and had many friends and acquaintances in Merced.
He was a native of France and came to this county when a boy, and
in 1875 came to Merced, where he lived a year and then went to Mariposa
county, when he went to Modesto, where one of his sons resides and
he was under medical treatment. His age at the time of her death was 66
years, 5 months and 17 days. His occupation was farming and stock
which he carried on extensively, some of his sons being associated in
business in recent years. The family home is at Lewis, Mariposa county.
Mr. DEATSCH was a very robust and active man until his health failed a
year ago. He took a deep interest in the public affairs of the county
community in which he lived and where he was a man of influence. Until
the building of the Valley railroad (the Santa Fe) and the
of the town of Le Grand, he and his sons were frequent visitors
Merced, which was their shipping point and trading place. Deceased is
remembered by many Merced people. The cause of his death was heart
due to dropsy. He leaves a wife, six sons and a daughter. Two sons live
in Modesto, J. L. and A. S.; two in Lewis, C. D. and R. C. ; and two in
Arizona, W. E. and H. L., and a daughter in Richmond, Mrs. Mary F.
The funeral took place in Merced yesterday afternoon, religious services were held at the undertaking parlors and Rev. O. S. RUSSELL, pastor of the North Methodist church at Modesto, officiating. The members of the family and friends were present. Internment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery. A reinforced concrete vault was commented on, thus making an air and water tight and indestructible enclosure for the coffin.- Merced Star, Feb. 25.
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March 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
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Married March 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
PHILLIPS-LOGAN- At the home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. G. M. LOGAN, near Indian Peak, March 24, 1909, by Rev. C. H. REYBURN, Grant PHILLIPS and Miss Lena LOGAN, both of Mariposa county.
Born March 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
BRUTON- At Mt. Bullion, March 25,
to the wife of Geo. BRUTON, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
BOWERS-FARRARI March 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
We regret greatly that one of our most charming young ladies Miss Maggie FARRARI, has left our midst, not for the realms of oblivion, but to share her golden future in wedlock with one of Hornitos' most esteemed young men, Chas. BOWERS. Many are our good wishes for their future.
DEATSCH, Sebastin Fabian March 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
On The Death of Sebastin Fabian DEATSCH of Whiterock.
Sebastin Fabian DEATSCH was born in
France, August 3, 1842 and died in Modesto, Calif., Feb. 20, 1909 after
a life of 66 years and 17 days.
More than 66 years of busy life closed upon earth forever. In the death of our fellow citizen the last page of another life is written- written and passed to us not for criticism but that we may be profited by his commendable traits of character.
Every life is a contribution to the school room of humanity and poor indeeed is that student who cannot profit by a view of every life.
Mr. DEATSCH came to America at the age of twelve years. He lived in Chicago about two years and then went to Iowa, which state he left in 1862, going to Denver, Colo. Later he went to Nebraska City in the state of Nebraska where he was married December 18, 1866 to Miss Sarah ERWIN.
Mr. and Mrs. DEATSCH came to California in 1875 and settled in Mariposa county in the fall of 1876. This was his home for the remainder of his life.
In the last year of his life Mr. DEATSCH was a patient sufferer. The disease at last became so aggravated that in January 190 he with Mrs. DEATSCH went to Modesto to be near medical aid. All that medical skill, and all that loving hands could od was done for his comfort, but life could not be prolonged. He retired the evening of the 19th feeling better than usual. It was not known at what moment the end came. He was found about 1 o'clock, the indications being that while he peacefully slept the tired heart ceased to beat and without a struggle his weary body found rest.
In his decease the state loses a valued citizen and home loses a kind and devoted husband and father.
He loved his home and his children. Their love and that of a devoted wife made home a pleasant spot. No life can be ill spent that is mostly spent in its sacred precincts. He lives well who lives at home. The strength of empire is not, as some may think, in good laws, as essential as they may be. It is not in the efficiency of its army or navy, nor yet is it in the vastness of its material resources; nor even in the extent of its phianthroic work; but the nations strength resides in the manhood that composes its citizenship. This citizenship is not possible without home life. But he is gone; and we gather flowers of tribute on his silent form. He shall move no more among us, or greet us in the walks of life. We bid him farewell, trusting that his noble traits of character will be repeated in the lives of those who call him father, and praying that the comfort and consolation of the compassionate Christ may rest ever on the bereaved. He is survived by the wife, Mrs. Sarah K. DEATSCH, and the following children: John L., Albert S., Charles B., Wm. E. Henry L. and Rollen C. DEATSCH and Mrs. Mary Grosjean. O. L. RUSSELL.
HOLT, Mrs. Dorleska R. March 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Oakvale.
Coroner JOHNSON was called to Oakvale on Wednesday last to hold an inquest on the remains of Mrs. Dorleska R. HOLT. Undertaker NORDGREN of Merced had been called and as no physician's certificate could be produced, the lady having died without the attention of a physician, the undertaker at once notified the Coroner according to law. The jury found a verdict of "Death from old age and natural causes." Mrs. HOLT was a native of New York, aged 74 years and had been in failing health from old age for the past year. The evening before her death she called the family around her and bid them good bye as she soon expected to pass away.
MEANS-GREENHOOD March 20, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Marriage at the Sorrel Mine.
A pretty wedding ceremony was
on Tuesday evening last, at the pleasant mountain home of Mr. and Mrs.
F. L. WALLIGFORD at the Sorrel mine, by W. A. SCOTT, J.P., uniting Dr.
Samuel W. MEANS and Miss Hazel GREENHOOD. The wedding was quite
no one but the officiating Justice, the relatives and a few of the most
intimate friends of the contracting parties being present.
The bride is a native of California, but has been a resident of Seattle of late years. Her age is 24 years and she is a very and she is a prepossing young lady.
Dr. Meas is a son of Mrs. F. L. WALLIGFORD, a highly respected young man, 28 years of age and a graduate of one of the leading medical colleges. He thinks some of the opening an office and making Mariposa county his home.
ROLLE, Mrs. Frank March 20, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Hospital.
Mrs. ROLLE, widow of the late Frank ROLLE, died at the county hospital Saturday last and was buried Sunday. The ROLLES had resided in Mariposa county for over a quarter of a century and were highly respected by all who knew them. In their old age they met adversity and had to fall on charity for support. A couple of years ago they were admitted to the county hospital where they lingered, old feeble and in ill health, until a few weeks ago, when Mr. ROLLE passed away. The death of her helpmate disheartened the old lady and she followed her husband as stated above. A son, Louis ROLLE of Mt. Bullion, survives them.
GOZZOLO, Giacomo March 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Giacomo GOZZOLO died at Coulterville, Thursday March 25th, aged 83 years. Mr. GAZZOLO was one of Coulterville's pioneers.
CHAPMAN, Mrs. Dollie March 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. CHAPMAN.
Dollie, wife of Lee CHAPMAN, died at
the family home i Bennett district, Sunday last, after a lingering
caused by that dread disease consumption. It was a particularly sad
as she leaves three small children, (the oldest under seven years of
motherless, to be brought up to manhood and womanhood without the
care of a loving mother. They will undoubtedly be reared with tender
loving care, but none can take the place of mother.
Ms. CHAPMAN was a native of Missouri, aged 45 years, and had been married to Mr. CHAPMAN eight years, the result of the union being four children one of whom passed on before its mother and was no doubt at the pearly gates to welcome her coming.
The loving husband, relatives and friends did all that mortal hands could do for her in the last days but the dread disease had fastened itself upon her and she must go to meet her redeemer. The burial took place Tuesday and the remains were laid to rest in the family plot in Mariposa cemetery, followed there by many loving relatives and friends.
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April 3, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
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Born April 17, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
HOGAN- At Bear Creek, April 10, 1909, to the wife of Dave HOGAN, a daughter.
April 24, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
GUEST-CARDEMATORI April 3, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued on Saturday last to Joseph GUEST and Angelina CARDEMATORI, both of Hornitos and natives of California.
GAZZOLO, Giacomo April 3, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of G. GAZZOLO.
During Thursday night, the 25th of
month, the angel of death claimed another of Mariposa county's pioneer
citizen's, when Giacomo GAZZOLO, an old and highly respected resident
Coulterville, answered that imperative summons which will, in time,
us all from our earthly cares.
Deceased was a native of Italy and about 87 years of age. He early came to this county and settled in the town where he died, after rearing to man and womanhood a large and respected family.
Giacomo GAZZOLO was ever honest and upright in dealings with his fellow men, and an industrious and law abiding citizen who commanded and deservedly merited the respect and friendship of all acquaintances. Of him it can be truthfully be said: He passed away as "full of honor as of years."
His remains were laid to rest in the Coulterville cemetery two days following death, and those who were present at the last rites to pay their respect to a departed relative and friend, constituted one of the largest funeral assemblages ever gathered in Coulterville.
To mourn the loss of a good and kind husband and father, deceased leaves a widow, Mrs. Mary GAZZOLO of Coulterville, and one son and five daughters, namely: James S. GAZZOLO of Coulterville, Mrs. Amelia DOMENICONI of San Francisco, Mrs. Lydia BUCHENAU of Oakland, Mrs. Lena MAZE of Lathrop, Mrs. Leonora De PAULI of Kern CIty and Mrs. May STEVENSON of Bakersfield.
Gazzolo, Giacomo April 3, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Giacomo GAZZOLO died suddenly
morning March 24th at his home here, death being caused from old age.
deceased was one of the earliest settlers of Mariposa county and had
in Coulterville continuously for the past 43 years. He was a native of
Italy and about 83 years of age.
Mr. GAZZOLO was the father of a large family of children, six of whom survive him: Mrs. Amelia DOMENICONI, Mrs. Alida BUCHENAU, Mrs. Leana MAZE, Mrs. Leonora DePAULI, Mrs. Mary STEVENSON, and James GAZZOLO. A devoted wife who has been his helpmate for nearly half a century is left to mourn his irreparable loss.
Mr. GAZZOLO'S many noble qualities and his blameless life are to well known to call for an eulogy from the writer of these lines, yet it seems fitting to remark that a man has passed from our midst whose life may well be a model for the youth of our day to imitate. His funeral was held on Saturday from the Catholic church and was largely attended. Internment in the Coulterville cemetery. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of all in their grief.
YOUNG-DICKINSON April 3, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Modesto.
At Modesto March 25th, Ralph Young of Le Grand and Miss Grace DICKINSON of Whiterock were united in marriage by Rev. Mr. KELLY at the parsonage. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Maud DICKINSON of White rOCK. She is one of Mariposa county's fair daughters and a most estimable young lady.
BREWER, Alice April 10, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath
And stars to set; but all-
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death.
Thursday at noon, March 25th, the
of Death hovered over the home of Frank BREWER and bore away his loving
wife Alice. She was ill only a short time and her death was due to
hemorrhage. Medical assistance proved of no avail for a higher power
mortal stood at the portals of heaven beckoning her onward.
Mrs. BREWER was born in the state of Washington, April 3, 1888. When she was a little child her parents moved to this state where she has since resided. In June 1908 she was married to Mr. Frank BREWER. No shadow o'er dimmed the brightness of their few months of wedded happiness until death claimed the fair wife as a flower is struck down by the early frosts of springs.
Besides a young husband and an infant son she leaves to mourn her untimely departure a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. CHALFANT, four brothers, Marion, Will, Manual and Noah CHALFANT and a sister, Miss Ida CHALFANT.
Internment was in the family cemetery on Saturday at 11 o'clock. Many loving relatives and friends followed the body to its last resting place.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend PRICE, of Knowles.
HALLORAN, Thomas S. April 10, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
KILLING AT VARAIN.
Thomas S. HOLLORAN Metts Death at the Hands of an Assassin.
Monday evening last at about 8:30 at
Varain, or what was formerly called Pleasant Valley, Thomas S.
a section foreman on the Y. V. railroad was killed in cold blood
to his anti-mortum statement and circumstantial evidence.
HOLLORAN had been a boarder at the house of one S. SHEDADY, who keeps a store at Varian, but concluded to board himself, and built a cabin and quit SHEHADY about three weeks ago. Since then the two have not been very friendly.
There were no witnesses to the shooting but the victim lived several hours after the shooting and to those who came to care for him he told of the tragedy. He said he was in bed and at about 8:30 some one knocked at his door and on asking who was there received the answer that C. C. PLYLER wished to see him. He went to the door in his night clothes and SHEDADY met him with a shotgun and shot him in the stomach and ran away.
The wounded man made his way to where his section crew was camped, about a hundred yards distant, and the crew at once notified the neighbors of the tragedy.
SHEHADY denies this statement and says he knows nothing about the shooting, as he was in bed at the time.
Coroner JOHNSON and a jury held an inquest on the remains of HOLLORAN and the following verdict was rendered:
"We find the deceased was named Thomas F. HOLLORAN, a native of Decorah, Iowa, aged about 30 or 31 years, that he came to his death on the 5th day of April, 1909, in Mariposa county, by a gunshot wound inflicted by the hand of S. SHEHADY."
SHEHADY was place under arrest and brought to Mariposa Wednesday evening by Deputy Sheriff PAINE and is now in the county jail.
SHEHADY will have his preliminary examination on Wednesday next at Varian, before Justice ENDEAN. He will be defended by Hon. G. G. GOUCHER of Madera.
CHAPMAN, Mrs. Catherine April 10, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. CHAPMAN.
Catherine H. PROBASCO, the subject of
this sketch, was a native of Illinois aged 66 years, 4 months and 17
She was a pioneer of Mariposa county having come here with her parents a girl of 14 years of age. She came across the plains in 1855 and settled in this county the year following, and has resided here ever since with the exception of a few years spent in Merced county.
In 1863 she was united in marriage to James CHAPMAN, who died in 1882.
She departed this life Sunday morning, April 4th, 1909, at her home near Oakvale surrounded by her family who had done all that could be done for a loved one in the last hours of life.
She was an ernest Christian from childhood and was for many years a faithful member of the Methodist church.
She had been an invalid for several years and death brought release from suffering and the beginning of a life of unalloyed happiness.
Two daughters, Mrs. John BENNETT and Mrs. Jeff PRESTON and four sons, H. L., J. T., J. J. and W. W. CHAPMAN mourn the loss of a good mother.
The internment was in the Mariposa cemetery Tuesday, April 3d, 1909, Rev. C. H. REYBURN officiating.
OWENS-BENNETT April 17, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Report of an elopement comes from Raymond, to the effect that Miss Daisy May BENNETT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John BENNETT, who live a few miles above Raymond, in Mariposa county, and Earl OWENS left there Friday to get married. The young lady's parents opposed the match but as she was eighteen years old the preceding day, she threw aside the opposition and left home with the man of her choice. - Madera Tribune, April 12.
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BRICE- At Colorado, May 12, 1909, to the wife of W. M. BRICE, a son.
WOLLESON- Near Coulterville, May 7, 1909, to the wife of W. F. WOLLESON, a son.
FERGUSON- At Jerseydale, May 6, 1909, to the wife of S. H. FERGUSON, a son.
REYBURN- In Mariposa, May 13, 1909, to the wife of Rev. C. H. REYBURN a son.
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May 29, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
FARRELL, Carroll May 1, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Carroll FARRELL was killed at Kenneth, Shasta Co., on April 21st by being hit with a car. Mr. FARRELL was the husband of Miss Aillen BOND, formerly of Mariposa.
KEOUGH, John May 8, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
John KEOUGH Dead.
John KEOUGH, one of the oldest settlers in this part of the San Joaquin Valley, died at the county hospital yesterday at the age of 86 years. He is survived by three sons and a daughter, John, Fred , Lee and Sadie KEOUGH. The deceased at one time was engaged extensively in the raising of cattle. For a number of years, however, he has been in very feeble health. The funeral was held today from the undertaking parlors of G. E. NORDGREN and burial was made in the Merced cemetery. - Merced Sun, April 30.
PARK, Dean W. May 15, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Dean W. PARK formerly in the employ of the Merced Gold Mining Co. at Coulterville, but for several years past a resident of Palo Alto met with a bicycle accident in that town on Wednesday, May 5th from which he lost his life. He was riding from the University, when in dodging a team he collided with a bicycle ridden by L. E. GRUELL, a student. Both were thrown to the ground, the later escaping with slight bruises, but Mr. PARK received a fracture at the base of the brain from the effects of which he died soon afterwards. Mr. PARK was a prominent civil and mining engineer. He leaves a widow, Alice L. PARK; a son, Carl J. PARK, who has been working at Applegate, this state, since he left Stanford, and a daughter, Miss Harriet PARK, a student at Stanford. He was a prominent Mason and a member of the Knights of Pythias.
AUTRAND, Mrs. Mary Ann C. May 22, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary Ann C. AUTRAND, a native of France, who for thirty years was a resident of Indian Gulch, this county, died at Madera, May 14, aged 80 years and 15 days. She had been a resident of Madera a number of years.
MONOTTI, James May 22, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Died Near Coulterville.
James MONOTTI, a native of Italy, aged 61 years, died at his home near Coulterville Thursday last. He was an old resident of that part of the county where he followed farming for a livelihood. He leaves a widow and a four children, three girls and a boy. Mr. MONOTTI was well known as an industrious, law- abiding citizen and his neighbors will miss him from their midst.
TURNER-MILLER May 29, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A Quiet Wedding.
Monday evening last a very quiet
took place in Mariposa, the ceremony being performed by Rev. C. H.
and the contracting parties were William G. TURNER and Mrs. Lucy S.
Mr. TURNER is a native of Mariposa county, a son of the late Ex-Sheriff TURNER, an extensive farmer and stock raiser and a leading citizen of the county, while the bride is one of the most well-known ladies of the county having been postmistress and Wells Fargo agent in Mariposa for a number of years.
Both are to well and favorably known for further eulogy. They will remain in Mariposa where their homes have been so long. The Gazette joins their numerous friends in wishing them a bright and prosperous future.
DONLAND, Mrs. Sarah May 29, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Not A Suicide.
Coroner JOHNSON was called to Summerdale Wednesday on account of the death of Mrs. Sarah DONLAND. The facts of the death brought out at the inquest were as follows: The name of the deceased was Mrs. Sarah DONLAND, a native of Ireland, aged 41 years. She had been subject to spells of fainting for several years, she fell in a faint while alone Wednesday and died; she had eruptions about her mouth and on being found dead it was at once surmised that she had taken carbolic acid, but this was a mistake. The verdict of the jury was "Died from natural causes."
GUARD, Mrs. M. A. May 29, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Pioneer Woman.
After an illness of some length, Mrs.
M. A. GUARD, mother of Will C. GUARD of this city, passed away
afternoon at 5 o'clock at 1029 N street. One of the pathetic features
Mrs. GUARDS'S death was the fact that while her son was sitting at her
bedside his wife was attending the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Nancy
who died in this city Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. GUARD was a native of Washington, D. C., aged 71 years. She was also a pioneer of California, coming to the state in 1853. About a year ago, while living at Sugar Pine mill, she was brutally attacked by a man and for a time her condition was exceedingly serious.
The deceased leaves besides her son, one daughter, Annie M. GUARD, a resident of this city. Fresno Republican, May 22d.
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McHUGH- At the family residence 615
Avenue, Fresno, Cal., May 31, 1909, Luise, beloved wife of M. P.
Deceased was a native of Coulterville, Mariposa county, aged 32 years, 11 months and 7 days. Death was due to spinal meningitis from which she had been suffering for six weeks. She was a daughter ofthe late A. G. ELLIS, one of the pioneer settlers of Coulterville. Her childhood days were spent at Coulterville, where she left many friends and relatives.
Besides a husband and little daughter to mourn her untimely death, she leaves a mother, one sister and five brothers.
Her mother and sister are Mrs. D. ELLIS and Miss Dora G. ELLIS, all of North Fork, Madera county.
Born June 5, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
MASCHIO- In Mt. Bullion, May 15, 1909, to the wife of Victor M. MASCHIO, a daughter.
BENNETT- In Mt. Bullion, May 17, 1909 to the wife of Fred BENNETT, a daughter.
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GORDON- In Mariposa, June 24, 1909,
the wife of Wm. GORDON , a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
HAIGH-PENROSE June 12, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Melburn G. HAIGH and Miss Evelyn PENROSE, both of Jacksonville Tuolumne county, were married in Sonora, June 1, 1909, Rev. James SMITH officiating. The groom is a son of John HAIGH of Coulterville.
COOK, H. A. B. June 12, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death At Granite Springs.
Coroner JOHNSON went to Granite Springs, near Coulterville, Tuesday to hold an inquest on the body of H. A. B. COOK who had that day died from heart failure. Mr. COOK was a resident of Los Angeles, age 75 years. He had recently purchased the Stribling place at Granite Springs and he, accompanied by his wife and daughter, had come for a visit to the new possession. On the day of his death he was feeling as well as usual and had started for the spring to get a bucket of water when he was strickened with heart failure and died. He was a native of Maine. A jury impaneled by Coroner JOHNSON brought in a verdict agreeing with the above facts.
HOGAN Dave June 19, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Body Found in River Identified as That of Dave HOGAN.
The body of the man found
in the Merced river above Bagby last week has been identified as that
Dave HOGAN. At the time the body was discovered, caught in some brush,
it was nude with the exception of the feet, on which were shoes and
The body was so badly swollen that people well acquainted with HOGAN
to recognize the corpse. The officers on making inquiry found that
had been missed for about two weeks. His wife when interviewed said she
had not seen him for over two weeks and that when last seen he wore a
of shoes, one of which had a patch on the side and had three splits on
the toe. As the shoes on the corps tallied with this description and as
the size and weight of the man also tallied it is a sure thing that
is no more.
The facts gleaned by the officers who have been investigating the case are about as follows: HOGAN and Homer SNEDIKER, along about the last of May, started from Brice's store to go across the river to visit relatives of the first named. They had been drinking quite freely and took a bottle of whiskey along with them. On reaching Carew Flat they laid down to rest. SNEDIKER says that they both went to sleep and when awoke it was dark and HOGAN left and the bottle of whiskey had also vanished. SNEDIKER went to the nearest cabin, known as the "Professor's Place," and inquired for HOGAN but was informed that HOGAN had not been there.
SNEDIKER then returned to his own cabin thinking that his companion had forsaken him and gone on the proposed visit alone. No one suspected that HOGAN had come to harm until his body was identified, as those on the north side of the river thought he was at Colorado and the Colorado people thought he had gone to the north side.
It is supposed that HOGAN on awakening at Carew Flat started out to make the trip alone and on approaching the river attempted to wade it, took off his clothes, leaving on his shoes to protect his feet from the sharp stones, went into the water and was washed down by the swift currant. The body was discovered by Charley SOMMERS who knew the deceased intimately but on account of the swollen condition of the body failed to identify it.
As there was a report of a suspicion of foul play in connection with the death of HOGAN, Drs. KYLBERG and MEANS and Coroner JOHNSON went to the river Tuesday and had the body disinterred and a post mortem held. The conclusion of the doctors coincided with that of the Coroner's Jury- death from drowning.
WARD, Chas. M June 19, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Chas. M. WARD, a mining promoter of Oakland, died in that city on the 15th inst. He formerly resided in this county.
WARD- ????- June 19, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Benjamin WARD of Moore Hill, was married Wednesday, June 2d, at San Jose. His bride was a resident of that city.- Le Grand Advocate.
WARD, John June 19, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
John WARD, a native of Cornwall, England, aged about 78 years, died at the Mariposa county hospital June 11th. Ward was an old resident of this and Merced county. The body was sent to Plainsburg for internment.
BOARD, Jesse Buckner June 19, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Died Near Coulterville.
Justice of the Peace John ENDEAN of Coulterville, acting as Deputy Coroner, was called to the Bailey ranch Monday last to inquire into the death of Jesse Buckner BOARD, a miner, who had died Sunday without being attended by a physician. A jury was summoned and returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes." BOARD was aged 69 years, a native of Kentucky and folllowed mining as a livelihood. He was quite well known on the north side having been a resident of that part of the county for a number of years.
STAPLES-DOWNIE June 19, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A pretty June wedding took place at the home of Mrs. F. M. DOWNIE on 63d street Oakland, when her daughter, Mabel Bertha, became the bride of Harry Lee STAPLES of San Francisco. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. KENNEDY, of the Methodist church, Berkeley. The bride was attired in a becoming traveling suit of "Alice blue" with hat to match. The groom wore the conventional black. They were attended by Misses Irma JOSSELYN and Emma STAPLES as bridesmaids and H. T. BISHOP as best man. After the congratulations light refreshments, consisting of cake and ice cream, were served. Immediately after the happy pair, amid showers of flowers and rice and old shoes, made their way to the carriage that was waiting to convey them to the depot, where they took the train for Sacramento. On their return they will make San Francisco their home. Roses, carnations and ferns sent from San Leandro for the occasion, adorned the rooms in rich profusion. Many beautiful presents of cut glass, gold and silver were recieved. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Harry STAPLES, Mrs. F. M. DOWNIE, Mr. J. STAPLES and Mrs. POTTER of Carmel, Mrs. J. W. REED, Sr., of San Leandro, Mr. and Mrs. Foree V. CHITTENDEN of Piedmont, Mrs. Walter S. GANN, of Mariposa, Misses Emma STAPLES and Irma JOSSELYN and Master Walter CORNISH, of Oakland, H. T. BISHOP and G. W. HOOK of San Francisco.
BUTTERS, Mrs. Henry June 26, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Yosemite.
Mrs. Henry BUTTERS, wife of the millionaire mining man of that name, died in Yosemite Valley Sunday morning last after a two week illness with pneumonia. Physicians were in attendance from San Francisco and everything possible was done to prevent the malady from becoming fatal but to no avail. The remains were taken to Piedmont, the family home, for internment.
FOURNIER- JONES June 26, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Married at Mt. Bullion.
A very pretty wedding took place at Mt. Bullion Thursday evening last the contracting parties being Tony FOURNIER and Miss Sadie JONES. The ceremony was performed by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. JONES. The young couple are well known in both Mt. Bullion and Mariposa and have the best wishes of their numerous friends in their venture on the matrimonial sea. The Gazette extends its congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Tony FOURNIER, The young couple left Friday for their honeymoon trip which will be spent in San Francisco and Amador county.
HOGAN, Dave June 26, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Human Body Mistreated by Those Paid to Give it Decent Burial.
An outrage to the dead was brought to
light last week when Coroner JOHNSON and Drs. KYLBERG and MEANS went to
Bagby to hold an autopsy on the body of what, after a coroner's jury
failed to determine the identity, was after burial proven to be that of
As will be remembered, the body of a nude man was found in the Merced river about three weeks ago and a Coroner's jury brought in a verdict of "unknown" or "unidentified."
After the inquest Coroner JOHNSON ordered the cadaver buried and two young men who were present undertook the job of burying it.
After the burial wild rumors went over the county that the body was that of Dave HOGAN and that he had been foully murdered by being shot and afterwards thrown into the stream.
Coroner JOHNSON, acting on the advice of leading citizens, concluded to have the body disinterred and an autopsy held, also to have HOGAN'S relatives identify the body if possible.
To this end JOHNSON, in company with Drs. KYLEBERG and MEANS and relatives of HOGAN went to the scene of burial and had the grave opened.
Dr. KYLEBURG described the condition in which they found the body as follows: He says the grave was scarcely three feet deep and that they found the body lying nude, without coffin or shroud, face down, with the feet higher than the head, and a rope around the center of the body as if a hole had been scooped out and the body dragged to the brink and rolled in regardless of any respect that should be shown to the dead.
The county of Mariposa allows a fair price for the burial of its paupers and unknown dead, and, while it must be admitted that this cadaver was in a bad fix, the job should not have been undertaken if it could not be carried out legally.
There is a State law which says human bodies must, when buried, be placed at least six feet under ground, but in this case it was a scant three feet.
The rumors of murder proved to be entirely unfounded.
After the autopsy the body was wrapped in canvas in lieu of a coffin, a grave dug and the remains given as near a decent burial as their condition would permit.
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PORTER- In Hailey, Idaho, June 11, 1909, to the wife of W. W. PORTER, a son.
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BAXTER- In San Francisco, July 17,
Catherine Helen, beloved daughter of James and Catherine BAXTER and
of Marion and James Ralph BAXTER, a native of San Francisco, age
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
SOUZA, Amelia July 3, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
The sad news was recieved here this morning from Fresno of the death of Amelia SOUZA of this place, who was been at the Burnett Sanitarium, very low, for six weeks. The remains will probably be brought home tomorrow and internment will be made in Hornitos cemetery.
SOUZA, Amelia July 3, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Amelia SOUZA.
Miss Amelia SOUZA, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. SOUZA of Indian Gulch, died this morning in a sanitarium in Fresno after an illness extending over a period of eight weeks. The young lady had been ill with typhoid pneumonia. The body was brought to Merced today and the funeral will be held tomorrow. Aside from the father and mother, the deceased leaves three brothers, Joseph, John and Tony SOUZA, and four sisters Mrs. Thomas PRAIRIE, Miss Melinda, Miss Marian and Miss Lyda SOUZA, numerous relatives and friends who will mourn her demise. Amelia was 18 years of age and was a most amiable young lady, whose death will be regretted by a very large circle of friends, both in Merced and Mariposa counties, where she has resided during her life.- Merced Sun, June 20.
MOONEY, Dan July 3, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Dan MOONEY, well known in Mariposa died at Sugar Pine last week.
WILLIAMS-MARTS July 3, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Frederick Clay WILLIAMS and Miss Maggie MARTS were married in San Francisco, June 14th, Miss MARTS is a sister of Mrs. SMYER of Whiterock. The happy couple will make their home in Fresno.
RODGERS, Mrs. N. J. July 3, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. N. J. RODGERS, widow of the late N. S. RODGERS, died at the Rodgers ranch on Bear creek, near Merced, Monday last. Mrs. RODGERS was a pioneer of Merced county and quite well known in parts of Mariposa county.
HARRY, Tom July 3, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Killed in South Africa.
Word was recieved in Mariposa Wednesday that Tom HARRY had been killed in a cave in a mine in South Africa. HARRY was formerly millman at the Princeton mine and about a year ago went to South Africa to work. HARRY at one time worked in the mines of Grass Valley.
POTHAST, Joseph July 10, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Joseph POTHAST a wealthy mine owner, aged 70 years, died at Long Beach Wednesday. A widow and son survive. The remains will be taken to Germany for burial. The deceased was a brother of the late Frank POTHAST of Mt. Bullion.
TURNER- ???? July 10, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Newt TURNER, brother of Wade and Jesse TURNER, was married recently in Rome, N.Y. to a widow. They have just returned from New York and will live near Jacksonvile in Tuolumne county.- Le Grand Advocate.
JACOBS, Joseph July 10, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Joseph JACOBS, well known as "Little Jo," one of Mariposa county's earliest settlers, died in San Francisco last week, age 86 years.
BASQUEZ, Joseph July 10, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Joseph BASQUEZ, an old time miner of
this county, was found dead in his cabin at the Trabucco Gardens, near
Bear Valley. Coroner JOHNSON was notified and a jury that he summoned
California, aged about 83 years and that he came to his death on the
day of July, 1909, in this county from natural causes."
SOUZA, Amelia July 10, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Funeral of Amelia SOUZA.
The funeral of Amelia SOUZA took
from St. Catherine's Church, Hornitos, July 1st, with all the solemn
of the Catholic rite. It was largely attended by many sympathizing
and friends and was truly a Catholic funeral. She died at the
in Fresno, with rites and consoling aids of the Holy Mother, the
The funeral cortege arrived at the church at noon and was met by Rev. Father Fitzgerald who had come from Yosemite Valley the day before to perform the funeral services.
Many and beautiful were the floral offerings laid upon the casket.
The special feature of the service was that prayer and anthems were explained in English after they had been read from the Latin.
The priest, in his remarks, said that the occasion needed no sermon as the Latin service explained is quite an instructive sermon in itself. However, he dwelt briefly on the young, innocent life of the dead girl and interpreted the will of God, that "The Angel of Death had plucked the bloom to plant in Paradise."
He also mentioned the Christian conduct of the girl who had been instructed and prepared for her first communion by himself and he said he had never found her wanting in her duty as a Catholic young lady, into the six years he had charge of Catholic affairs in Mariposa county.
He offered in the name of the community sympathy and condolence to the afflicted family.
Again the community assembled at the Church of the Holy Cross, at Indian Gulch, at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, at which time a special mass was offered for the repose of her soul, celebrated by Father FITZGERALD. The family have the sympathy of the whole community, and may they have the grace to bear up under the bereavement.
From a Sympathizing Friend.
FISKE, Mrs. Margaret July 17, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Margaret FISKE, mother of Ollie FISKE of Coulterville, died at her home in that town Wednesday. She was a native of Texas and 67 years of age. -Merced Star.
HARRIS, Infant July 17, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARRIS of San Francisco died Saturday last.
GREEN, Joseph Henry July 17, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Another Pioneer Passes to the Great Beyond.
Joseph Henry GREEN was called to his
long rest on Friday evening, July 9th, after a lingering illness that
"Jo" GREEN as he was called by his old associates, was one of the best known men in Mariposa county, having come here at an early day. For a long time he followed mining for a livelihood and accumulated some property, he then went into business at Sherlock, but business in a mining town is uncertain and soon Sherlock's population began to dwindle and Mr. GREEN found himself out of customers owing to the decreased population of the mining camp and again had to resort to the pick and pan for a livelihood.
He was a genial, wholesouled man and had not an enemy in the county, and many where the tears that dropped from the eyes of old companions when they heard that Jo GREEN, their friend, had passed to the Great Beyond. He was nursed during his illness by a kind and loving wife.
Mr. GREEN was a native of Rhode Island, aged 72 years. He leaves a widow and two grown sons, Joseph R. and Edward H., and a number of grand children to mourn for one who was ever kind to them.
The funeral took place Sunday afternoon from the family residence in Mariposa. Internment in Mariposa cemetery.
BADY, Joe D. July 24, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
MURDER AT COALINGA.
"Candy" George WEBSTER Kills Joe D. BADY. Both Gamblers
George WEBSTER, a gambler known in
of the towns of the San Joaquin Valley, shot and killed Joseph D. BADY
in a saloon in Coalinga Sunday afternoon about 2 o'clock, the crime
committed apparently in cold blood. WEBSTER and BADY were drinking in
saloon in the oil town, when the former the former joshed the latter
being a coward. BADY struck WEBSTER a stunning blow in the face and
left the saloon. WEBSTER went at once to a pawn shop where he purchased
a Colt's Automatic No. 32 revolver. Returning to the saloon he found
standing in front of the bar. Words followed the second meeting and
drew his gun and shot BADY twice, the first shot inflicting a wound in
the knee and the second piercing the heart. BADY died almost instantly.
Immediately after the shooting WEBSTER walked outside the saloon and
himself up to Deputy Marshall ANABELE, who took the murderer to Fresno
jail in an automobile. A coroner's inquest was held yesterday evening,
the jury bringing in a verdict that BADY came to his death from a
wound inflicted by George WEBSTER.
George WEBSTER is well known among the gambling fraternity in all of the towns of the San Joaquin valley. Some months ago he made a disturbance in one of the saloons in Merced and paid a fine. He is said to be of a quarrelsome disposition, having been in trouble a number of different times. District Attorney HAWSON of Fresno says that it appears the crime was committed in cold blood and that WEBSTER will be charged with murder in the first degree.- Merced Sun.
FULTON, Robert J. July 24, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Suicide at Exchequer.
Friday of last week, at Exchequer, Robert J. FULTON, an electrician and machinist working for the Exchequer Mining and Power company, while despondent committed suicide by jumping into the large flywheel while it was in motion. FULTON lost his wife by death some time ago and has been brooding over his loss ever since. He leaves two children who are being cared for at Burlingame. San Mateo Co., where the body was taken for burial. Coroner JOHNSON and a jury held an inquest and brought in a verdict in accordance with the above after which the remains were turned over to Undertaker NORDGREN for shipment to Burlingame.
MYERS, Jack July 31, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Jack MYERS (Indian) died in San Quentin about the middle of this month from consumption. He was sent to that institution from this county, May 3, 1904, for ten years for stealing a rifle and other things from Peter TRABUCCO.
COIQUHOUN- APPLING July 31, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Fresno.
Justice of the Peace G. W. SMITH married R. H. COIQUHOUN to Miss Cibba Irene APPLING Wednesday of last week. The wedding was performed in the parlors of the Ogle House and was attended by only two witnesses. The groom is 26 years of age, while the bride is 17. Both bride and groom are from Lewis, Mariposa county.- Fresno Republican.
STUNDON, John July 31, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
An Old Timer Dead.
John STUNDON, also known as Pat WHITE, 87 years old, and the last survivor of the 39 pathfinders who followed General Fremont to California in 1843, died recently in Marysville, Mo.- Sonora Democrat. WHITE was well known in Mariposa among the old timers as he was one of the first men to settle on Rancho de las Mariposas, or the Fremont Grant as it was commonly called.
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HOPPER- In Mariposa, August 1st, 1909, to the wife of K. C. HOPPER, a son.
PORATH- At Merced Falls, July 31, 1909, to the wife of W. E. PORATH, a son.
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Born August 28, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
WESTFALL- At Darrah, August 26, 1909,
to the wife of John C. WESTFALL, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
"DULCIE" August 7, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
"DULCIE," an aged Indian squaw, died at her wigwam on Bear Creek last Thursday. She was buried Thursday with all rites of the Indian tribe.
HOGAN, Bob August 7, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Bob HOGAN Dead.
Robert L. HOGAN, a native of California and 47 years of age, died at the home of his father S. L. HOGAN, at buckeye, last Friday morning. The deceased had been sick for some time, suffering from consumption, and his death was not unexpected. The funeral took place from the home of his father, the internment being held Saturday at Mariposa.
SCHLAGETER-GREEN August 14, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Claire C. SCHLAGETER, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. SCHLAGETER of the Mariposa Hotel, was married in San
on Thursday evening of last week to Miss Nellie GREENE, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe R. GREENE of Tulare County.
Both bride and groom are natives of Mariposa County and are well and favorably known and have many friends here who wish for them a pleasant journey along life's highway. The young couple intend making their future home in San Francisco.
SUKSEN, Mrs. Wm. August 21, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Albert AUSTIN of Whitlock, received the sad news Tuesday that her sister, Mrs. Wm. SUKSEN, had died in Tacoma, Wash., a few days before. The lady started for Washington Wednesday.
LOGAN, Horace August 21, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Inquest Held Over Remains of Horace LOGAN, the Young Student.
Coroner JOHNSON was notified Saturday
evening that the body of Horace LOGAN, the missing Berkeley student
was reported as lost in Yosemite Valley one day last week, had been
Mr. JOHNSON went to Bagby immediately on receiving the news, and there he was met by Undertaker G. E. NORDGREN of Merced and the two preceded to the Valley, JOHNSON to hold an inquest and NORDGREN to take charge of the remains and prepare them for burial after the inquest. The Coroner found the remains in charge of friends but was informed that Major FORSYHE had notified them that no inquest could be held in the Valley. JOHNSON and NORDGREN then interviewed the Major and were informed by him that as the Yosemite National Park was a government reservation civil officers of the State or County had no legal authority there and that the body would have to be taken out of the Park before an inquest could be held thereon, so Coroner JOHNSON, rather than to argue the legal status of the case, had the body conveyed to El Portal where he and a jury held an inquest.
Following is the verdict of the jury:
INQUISITION BY JURY.
State of California, County of Mariposa.
In the matter of the inquisition upon the body of Horace V. LOGAN, deceased. Before D. E. JOHNSON, coroner.
We the undersigned, the jurors summoned to appear before D. E. JOHNSON, the Coroner of the County of Mariposa, at El Portal, on the 15th day of August 1909 to inquire into the cause of death of Horace V. LOGAN having been duly sworn according to law, and having made such inquisition, after inspecting the body and hearing the testimony adduced, upon our oaths, each and all to say that we find the deceased was named Horace V. LOGAN, was a native of California, aged about 17 years, that he came to his death on the 6th day of August, 1909, in this county, by unavoidable accident, by falling off Ledge Trail leading from Glazier Point to Yosemite Valley. All of which we duly certify by their inquisition, in writing, by us signed, this 15th day of August, 1909.
W. S. RAY, Foreman
Frank F. MILLER
W. P. NEWBERT
H. T. COMPTON
The body being in a horrible state of
decomposition Undertaker NORDGREN, immediately had it placed in a metal
coffin and tightly sealed and shipped to San Francisco for internment.
Following are some extracts taken from a dispatch sent by Will DAVIS, who is camped in the Valley, to the Stockton Mail in regard to the death and finding of the body of Logan.
Yosemite, August 15.- Young LOGAN'S body was found in a sort of crevasse or cave at the foot of Staircase Falls, torn and battered almost beyond recognition, and badly decomposed. The clothing was in shreds, where it had caught on the rocks and underbrush in its fall of 700 feet. LOGAN must have been dead long before he reached the bottom. The original reward was $500 but it soon increased to $1000.
LOGAN was a student at St. Mathew's College, and the body as found by six Berkeley boys, headed by Adolph SCHNACK. The others were Frank WARREN, Ray HYNE, Carl BURKE, Avery LITTLE and Jack SPIVEY.
The six boys wrapped the body in a sheet of canvas and hoisted it by slow degrees to the trail. The reward for the recovery of the body will be divided among those named above.
Horace V. LOGAN was the only surviving son of the late Dr. LOGAN, at one time prominent San Francisco physician. He was heir to an estate valued at $50,000.
While the search for LOGANS body was being thus successfully ended, Milton ROSENKRANE, uncle of the lost lad, was speeding towards Wawona, following a clue which led him to believe the boy had not lost his life on the cliff, but had gone away with two trams as companions to enjoy a hobo's life for a season, or had learned that he was the possessor of a rich estate, and therefore a good prize for ransom.
LINDSEY, James August 28, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of James LINDSEY.
Ex-Supervisor James LINDSEY passed away Thursday last at the ripe old age of 75 years, at his home near Coulterville, after a lingering illness of several months, caused by a stroke of paralysis. Mr. LINDSEY had been one of the prominent men of the county for many years being identified with every move for the benefit of the county, state and nation in this vicinity. He was the owner of the Savage and Big Lode mine on Davis Gulch. He was a man who made many friends and kept them and scores of people throughout the county will be pained to hear of his death. Mr. LINDSEY was a native of Wisconsin, married and leaves a widow and large family of grown sons and daughters. The funeral took place yesterday at 2 p.m. Internment in Coulterville cemetery.
VALBERDE, son August 28, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Boy Killed at Hornitos.
Word came from Hornitos of a tragedy that cast a gloom over the residents of that historic old mining town. Two sons of Lorenzo VALBERDE, both mere children, were out hunting near town, with a 22 cal. rifle. One of the boys was in a deserted house looking around and his brother was outside looking for birds. He saw one and snapped the hammer of the gun several times trying to shoot, but from some cause or other the gun failed to go off. Just at that moment the boy in the house stepped to the door and the shell exploded the bullet striking the little fellow in the side and going through his lungs and heart. He ran several yards and dropped dead. The boy with the gun cannot explain how the accident occurred as it was purely accidental and unexpected. Coroner JOHNSON went to the scene of the shooting but at this writing has not returned to Mariposa.
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THATCHER- At Indian Peak, September 14, 1909, to the wife of Walter THATCHER, a son.
September 25, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 25, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
PRATT- In Mariposa, Sept. 17, 1909, to the wife of C. P. PRATT, a son.
McCALL- Near Hornitos, Sept. 12,
to the wife of Fred. H. McCALL, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
YAGUCHI, Fuda September 2, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A Japanese woman, age 24 years, committed suicide in Merced's oriental quarters Tuesday by taking carbolic acid. Her name was Fuda Yaguchi and her home was in Fresno.
KENNEY, George Walter September 2, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
George Walter KENNEY Passes to the Great Beyond.
Another of Mariposa County's early
settlers has passed to the Great Beyond. A dispatch from Madera dated
27th, ult., gives the details of the death and funeral as follows:
George Walter KENNEY, the pioneer saddle train man of Yosemite Valley, where he had conducted business for forty years, and a well known and highly respected citizen of Madera, passed away at his home on C street, Wednesday night, at the age of 58 years. His death was due to Bright's disease, from which he had been a sufferer for one year. His end was painless, passing from sleep into the eternal. KENNEY was a native of Massachusetts, having been born in Boston on April 2, 1851. When three years old his parents came to Montezuma, Tuolumne county, and later moved to Coulterville. When 14 years old George KENNEY made his first trip to Yosemite valley and four years later engaged in the saddle train business there with Ted BEDFORD. Later he continued the business with John COFFMAN, now of Fresno, and has been associated with him ever since. M. KENNEY was a genial, wholesouled man, who had a good appreciation of humor. He had a fund of anecdotes with which he delighted his friends. As a raconteur he had few superiors and this made him friends who never forgot him.
All of the tourist took with them a good impression of the genial saddle train man who helped to make their visit to the valley very pleasant.
Surviving him are widow, three sons and five daughters. They are Walter, Charles and George, Alice, Blanche, Mae and Annie KENNEY, and Mrs. George E. CLAPP. He has one brother, James E. KENNEY, of Bisbee, Arizona.
The services at the home were brief and impressive, being conducted by Rev. H. GILLINGHAM.
A large delegation of Knights of Pythias formed an escort of honor. leading the procession to Arbor Vitae cemetery. Here the Knights took charge and performed their ritualistic burial ceremony, after which the casket was laid in the tomb and the mound heaped with beautiful flowers.
MORRIS, Clyde September 4, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Clyde C. MORRIS of Los Angelese, died in Yosemite valley Sunday last from consumption. He had gone there for his health. The remains were shipped to Los Angelese for internment.
CAVAGNARO, John September 11, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Bear Valley.
John CAVAGNARO died at Bear Valley Monday afternoon last, after a lingering illness of about three years. The remains were interred in Bear Valley cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m. Deceased was a native of California, aged about 24 years. He leaves a mother, Mrs. James DEDMON, and two sisters and three brothers to mourn. He was a young man of good habits, had many friends and his death is regretted by all who knew him.
FISK-HOWLAND September 11, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
W. S. FISK of Coulterville, Mariposa county, was in town yesterday on his way to San Francisco, where next Wednesday he will be united in marriage with Miss Helen G. HOWLAND. The young couple will spend their honeymoon in Southern California and return to their mountain home October 1st. - Stockton Mail Sept. 3.
BATES, H. A. September 11, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Fatal Fall From Auto.
H. A. BATES, a well known real-estate dealer of Modesto, was killed in that city on the 5th inst., by being thrown from an automobile. The unfortunate man sustained a fracture of the skull and lived but a short time after receiving the injury. Deceased was well known in this county, especially on the north side. He was in the prime of life and leaves a widow and family.
NEALE, Edward H. September 18, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Sonora.
Edward H. NEALE died at 2 o'clock this (Friday) morning, after a lingering illness. The deceased was born in Mariposa county in 1864. He was an exceptionally bright young man. A delicate constitution left him an easy prey for disease and long and frequent illnesses denied him most of the pleasures of life. He was tenderly nursed and cared for through weary months of sickness and pain by his father, John H. NEALE. - Sonora Union-Democrat, Sept. 11.
FISKE-HOWLAND September 18, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Wedded in Oakland.
Oakland, Cal., Sept. 10, 1909.
Editor Gazette:- A wedding of considerable interest took place last Wednesday evening when Miss Helen Grace HOWLAND became the bride of William Stanley FISKE. The ceremony was performed in Oakland at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. WHARTON, Mrs. WHARTON being a sister of the bride.
It was a simple home wedding, the only witness being relatives of the two families.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Frederick MARR, under a bower of greens and yellow blossoms and Miss HOWLAND was attended by her cousin Miss Pearl HOWLAND as maid of honor and Miss Ethel ROBINSON as bridesmaid. THe groom was supported by his brother, John FISKE, as the best man.
The bride looked charming in a gown of White messaline and carried a shower bouquet of white anemonies.
The young couple left immediately on a wedding trip to the south where they will be gone for about three weeks.
WOODWARD, Freeland H. September 25, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of F. H. WOODWARD.
Freeland H. WOODWARD passed away at
Tuesday. He had spent several weeks at the California Hot Springs in
that he would be benefited. But he gradually declined until death
his sufferings. Mr. WOODWARD was a native of Maine, aged 50 years. He
to this state when a boy and most of his life was spent near Ahwahnee,
where he owned a ranch. A few years ago he removed to near Signal Peak.
He was a kind hearted neighbor who was well liked by all who knew him.
To mourn his death he leaves a widow and two daughters. Mrs. WILSON
and Mrs. Lowell STANDART of Miami.- Madera Tribune.
The remains were brought to Mariposa Thursday evening and interred in the I. O. O. F. cemetery yesterday.
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HARRINGTON- At Mt. Gaines, Sept. 22, 1909, to the wife of Sam HARRINGTON, a daughter.
LAIRD- In Merced Sanitarium, Sept. 21, 1909, to the wife of J. R. LAIRD, a daughter.
OLNEY- In Jamestown, September 23, 1909, to the wife of Alex. M. OLNAY, a son.
LAW- In Merced, Sept. 23, 1909, to the wife of W. E. LAW of El Portal, a daughter.
Died October 2, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
LAIRD- In Merced Sanitarium, Sept. 21, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. LAIRD.
October 9, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 9, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
PETERSON- In Mt. Bullion, Oct. 2, 1909, to the wife of Wm. J. PETERSON, a son.
PROUTY- In Richmond Sept. 19, 1909, to the wife of Asa A. PROUTY, a son.
October 16, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Died October 16, 1906 Mariposa Gazette
JENKINS- In San Francisco, Oct. 7, 1909, William JENKINS, son of Mrs. M. JENKINS and brother of Mrs. M. BYERS and James A. JENKINS, a native of Mariposa, aged 49 years.
October 23, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 23, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
BALL- At Darrah, October 18, 1909, to the wife of Howard BALL, a son.
October 30, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
CLOW, G. W. October 2, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
G. W. CLOW, formerly Justice of the Peace in Mariposa, and a brother of Henry, Frank and Nelson CLOW and Mrs. P. H. STANTON, die din San Fernando, Monday morning last.
JACINTO, Joseph Sr. October 2, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Friday of last week Coroner JOHNSON
called to the Souza ranch, near Indian Gulch to hold an inquest on the
body of Joseph JACINTO, Sr., who had died very suddenly that day. Mr.
had been a sufferer from cancer of the stomach for years and was on a
with relatives, the SOUZA's, when he died. Friday he was missed from
house and a neighbor was summoned and searched for him, finding him
dead near a water trough, at the barn.
The jury summoned by Mr. JOHNSON brought in the following verdict:
"Deceased was named Joseph JACINTO, a native of Azores Islands, aged about 70 years; he came to his death on the 24th day of September, 1909, in Mariposa county, cause heart failure."
The deceased came to California from his native land in 1862 and for some time engaged in mining in this county. He then moved, with his family, to Alameda county where he resided until several years ago he moved to Merced.
He was ever looked upon as an honest, upright citizen and his numerous friends will regret to hear of his death. Five daughters and two sons survive him (his wife having died some years ago), they are Mrs. Mary WURTENBURG of Ukiah; Mrs. M. S. TRINIDAE, Miss Rose JACINTO and Miss Alice JACINTO of Merced; Miss Minnie JACINTO of Oakland; Joseph JACINTO of Fresno and Frank JACINTO of Oakland.
The body was taken to Oakland and interred in St. Mary's cemetery beside the remains of his wife.
YRIBARNE, Bertrand October 2, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Bertrand YRIBARNE, a pioneer resident of the Indian Gulch district was found dead Thursday near his house in that district. He had been living alone and when found had been dead several days. Coroner JOHNSON and a jury held an inquest Thursday, the verdict being that deceased died from "Old age and general debility." YRIBARNE was a native of France, aged about 76 years, and was well known about Indian Gulch and Hornitos.
CLARK, Miss Crissie October 9, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Young Lady.
James OPIE received word yesterday of
the death of Miss Crissie CLARK in Nevada. The body will arrive in
this evening. The young lady was a niece of Judge OPIE, and also of the
OLNEY brothers of Mariposa county. The funeral will take place from the
home of Alex. M. OLNEY, to-morrow, Thursday afternoon.- Jamestown
HOWARD, Mrs. October 16, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A Good Indian.
An old Indian woman said to be over 100 years old, mother of "Bill HOWARD," died at the HOWARD rancheria Tuesday. The corpse was immediately laid out in Indian style. It was placed in the open air in front of the cabin, dressed as in life, then the upper part of the body and face was decorated with beads and bird's feathers. A big fire was made near at hand and the "mourning" commenced. Every Indian for miles around was summoned and on their arrival the noise made by 100 coyotes around a dying cow helped out by 20 Tom cats in a barrel would have been sweet music along side of the unearthly noise made by the Indians. The "ceremonies" were kept up until Thursday afternoon when the body was buried amid another horrible din. The deceased leaves a buck over a century old and a son quite aged.
PHILBROOK, Ira Eugene October 16, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A letter from I. E. PHILBROOK, dated Richmond, October 10th, announced the death of his son Ira Eugene PHILBROOK, Jr., aged 19 months, on Oct. 9th. Mr. and Mrs. PHILBROOK formerly resided in the Chowchilla district.
ROGERS, Raymond October 23, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Raymond ROGERS, formerly of Merced and who was born near Plainsburg thirty years ago, died of pneumonia, Monday, Oct. 11, at Phoenix, Arizona. RODGERS was well known in Mariposa county.
DUFF, James October 23, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of James DUFF.
James DUFF, the oldest man in the county, with the exception of Galeen CLARK of Yosemite, and who came to Mariposa with the first settlers under FREMONT, died at his home here yesterday morning after a long illness. Mr. DUFF was a native of Florida and aged about 92 years. The funeral will be held from his late residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Internment in the Catholic cemetery.
PATE, Miss Leota October 23, 1906 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Miss PATE.
Wednesday of last week Miss Leota
died at the Burnett Sanitarium in Fresno. Miss PATE was 17 years old
July. She was born on the PATE ranch in Cathey's Valley, and lived
until the family moved to Merced some years ago, since which time that
city has been her home. She was the daughter of S. M. PATE of Merced
Mrs. Martha PATE of Corcoran, Kings county. Several weeks ago Miss PATE
was taken with typhoid fever and it was thought best to take her to a
The young lady had many warm friends who will, with the relatives,
mourn her early death. She leaves, besides her father and mother, two
and three brothers, viz: Mrs. H. F. LATOUR, Mrs. H. C. ERGO, L. F.
S. M. PATE, Jr. and H. W. PATE.
The remains were interred in the Merced cemetery Friday of last week.
WILSON, infant October 23, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A report arrived in Mariposa Thursday to the effect that the 17 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. L. P. WILSON of Snelling was dead.
STEWART-MORRIS October 23, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Oakland, Wednesday, to George A. STEWART, aged 23, and Jessie E. MORRIS, aged 18, of Oakland.
GAZZOLO, birth October 30, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A bouncing baby boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. GAZZOLO in Coulterville last week and the smile on Jim's face has become a fixture.
FALKENHAGEN, Max October 30, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Max FALKENHAGEN, aged 55 years, died in his room in the Stolder building yesterday morning. He had been a sufferer from stomach troubles for some time. He was a well known mining man and was associated with Dr. KYLEBERG and F. H. B. CATHERWOOD in several mines at Mt. Panoche. The funeral will be held Sunday (to-morrow). Internmant in Mariposa cemetery.
BOWERS, birth October 30, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A little daughter came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. BOWERS, at Hornitos, on Saturday, October 23.
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SANCHES- At Mt. Gaines, Oct. 28, 190, to the wife of Georgia SANCHES, a son.
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ZIMMERMAN- Near Mariposa, Nov. 18, 1909, to the wife of Ed ZIMMERMAN, a son.
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Born November 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
THOMAS- At Globe, Arizona, Oct. 20, 1909, to the wife of W. W. THOMAS, a daughter.
REYES- At Mt. GAINES, Nov. 12, 1909,
to the wife of J. M. REYES, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
FALKENHAGEN, Max November 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral services over the remains of Max FALKENHAGEN were held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon last, Rev. HAWKINS officiating. The remains were followed to the grave by many of his old time mining friends. The internment was in Mariposa cemetery.
HOLLAND, Perry November 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Perry HOLLAND died in Merced Friday morning of last week, at the advanced age of 82 years. HOLLAND was a native of Kentucky and came to California in 1850. For many years he was a resident of Mariposa county where he followed mining and teaming for a livelihood. About 25 years ago his wife died and was buried here. At his request his remains were brought to Mariposa Monday and laid besides those of his helpmate.
WALDRON, Frank November 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Frank WALDRON of Merced, was found dead in his bed at the Ryan ranch, near the county line Saturday last. Deceased was a native of Rhode Island, aged about 38 years. He had been a resident of Merced for the past 15 years. The remains were interred in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Merced Monday. Coroner JOHNSON held an inquest and found that death was from natural causes. Frank was a genial, wholesouled fellow and had many friends. His parents and brother and sisters reside at Narragansett, R. I.
HELM, Chas. November 6, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Chas. HELM an old resident of the Whiterock district dropped dead at Fruitvale, Monday last.
GROSJEAN-REBER November 13, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Fresno.
Frank GROSJEAN and Miss Bessie L. REBER were married in Fresno, Sunday last, Nov. 7th, at the German Lutheran Parsonage, Rev. Samuel HOERNICKE officiating. A number of friends and relatives of the contracting parties were present at the ceremony. The bride was a resident of Selma where she was well and favorably known. The groom is well known in Mariposa where he was born and grew to manhood, a steady, industrious man. Mr. GROSJEAN is now in the butchering business at Clovis, Fresno county, where he will take his wife and reside in the future. May good luck go with you Frank, and your lucky bride, is the wish of the Gazette.
BOOTHE-PARKINSON November 13, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued at Sonora last week to William Roy BOOTHE of Mariposa and Rose C. PARKINSON of Tuolumne.
TEATS, Jacob November 13, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John TEATS
The Gazette is called upon once more to convey to the public the sad news of the demise of another pioneer. Sunday last neighbors of Jacob TEATS, at Whitlock, found him lying in his yard in an insensible condition. He was taken into the house and cared for, but to no purpose, as the call of the Great Creator of all things had come and he passed away Monday. Jacob TEATS came to Mariposa county from Ohio, in 1849 with the gold seekers, and had been a continuous resident of the county ever since, except a short time in the late fifties, when he returned to his native town in Ohio and stayed about two years. He then returned to California, and to Mariposa, and settled on Whitlock Creek, in which vicinity he has resided ever since. He was an honest, law-abiding citizen and had made many staunch friends during his long residence in the county. He was 87 years of age and lived alone. Coroner JOHNSON and a jury held an inquest on the remains and the verdict was that he came to his death by "Old age and natural debility." The remains were interred in the Mariposa public cemetery Wednesday, being followed hence by a number of old friends and neighbors. Deceased leaves an estate valued at something like $1,800. He left a will in which M. W. QUICK was named as executor.
ELLIS-JACINTO November 13, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Married at Merced.
Ed S. ELLIS and Miss Alice JACINTO were married in Merced on Thursday evening, November 4, 1909. The ceremony was performed in St. Patrick's church by Rev. Father McNAMARA. Mr. ELLIS is the local reporter on the Merced Sun, a versatile writer and an all around good fellow. The bride is well known in Mariposa county having spent most of her life in Mt. Bullion and Bear Valley where she lived with the Joe CHOISSER family with whom she was related. Both are popular young people and have a host of friends who wish them a long life on the popular old ship- "Matrimony."
HOWETH-CASSACCIA November 20, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued Saturday last to Herbert L. HOWETH, age 21, and Miss Eya CASSACCIA, under age, both of Coulterville. The bride to be had the consent of her parents.
UDELL-TRABUCCO November 20, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Fresno.
A. Vance UDELL and Miss Adeline
were married in Fresno Monday last. Both of the contracting parties are
residents of Mt. Bullion.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. TRABUCCO, a native of this county and is very popular among the young people of Bear Valley, Mt. Bullion and Mariposa where she has spent most of her life.
Mr. UDELL is the book-keeper and assayer for the Mariposa Commercial and Mining Company, he is a steady, industrious man, stands well with the company by whom he has been employed for many years, and is highly respected by all who know him.
Immediately after the ceremony was performed the couple started for San Francisco, where they will spend their honeymoon, after which they will return to Mt. Bullion where they will return to Mt. Bullion where they will reside in the future. They have the best wishes of a host of friends.
COOK, Peter November 20, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Peter COOK.
Peter COOK, the subject of this sketch, died near Stockton on the 16th inst. Deceased was a pioneer of this county and had resided at Granite Springs, about nine miles west of Coulterville, practically during his entire residence among us, where he followed the occupation of farming and stock raising with fairly profitable results. Mr. COOK has always been noted among our substantial citizens, was a public spirited man and ever had the interests of his adopted county at heart. Strict honesty and fairness had always characterized his dealings with his fellow men. Born 81 years ago in Denmark, he died leaving a widow, Margaret COOK, and was a father of Mrs. H. E. CHAMBERLAIN and Mrs. Tenna CARRIGAN of Los Angeles, Mrs. James JOHNSON of Patagonia, Mrs. E. B. WILLIAMS and Mrs. T. C. HOPE of Coulterville, and F. W. HOLCK and H. M. COOK, step-sons, of Stockton.
HOWETH-CASSACCIA November 20, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A wedding of much interest occurred
Nov. 15, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. CASSACCIA when their youngest
Miss Eva M., became the bride of Herbert L. HOWETH in the presence of
relatives of the contracting parties and a large number of friends. The
parlors of the spacious home had been artistically and elaborately
for a joyous occasion and presented a scene of great beauty.
Promptly at 11 a.m the bridal party entered and the solemn words were spoken that united two young lives "till death do them part."
After the happy couple had recieved the felicitations of the assembled guest all repaired to the dining room which was bright with Autumn's fairest blooms, and enjoyed a delicious and bountiful repast at which toasts were given to the beautiful bride and the fortunate young man who had won her. The bride was becomingly gowned in white satin trimmed with orange blossoms and exquisite lace. She carried a bouquet of rare flowers.
Both the young people have a large number of friends here who wish them much happiness in their future life. The bride was born and reared in Coulterville and is beloved by all. The groom has resided here a number of years but is at present employed at Mountain King at which place they will make their home.
Many costly and useful presents were received by Mr. and Mrs. HOWETH as momentoes of the happy day.
CANFIELD, C. L. November 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A Pioneer of Log Town Dead.
C. L. CANFIELD, general agent for the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad, died at his apartments in the
St. Francis, San Francisco, Saturday morning, after a lingering
Mr. CANFIELD was among the first settlers of Mariposa county. He came
with his father in 1855 and resided at what was known as Log Town, on
Creek, about where the Catlin gardens now are. He remained there until
1860, when placer mining about gave out and he left for other parts.
He was a native of Litchfield, Conn., and was born in 1843.
Mr. CANFIELD had gained much notoriety as an author, having written many California stories. His knowledge of the early days making it possible for him to write some of the most interesting stories ever attempted by those who have drawn on the west for their material.
Among his works was "Log Town Sketches," which met great success.
Mr. CANFIELD spent a couple of weeks in December, 1907, looking over old records and interviewing old timers for data to be used in his "Log Town Sketches."
RIHN, John November 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
John RIHN, for many years a resident of this place, died of paralysis at his home in Point Richmond last Monday. A widow and four grown children are left to mourn their loss.
KENNEDY, J. C. November 27, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
J. C. KENNEDY Dead.
James C. KENNEDY died at the county hospital Sunday last. He was a native of Scotland, aged 86 years. KENNEDY had been a resident of Mariposa county for many years. He followed mining generally for a livelihood and at one time, in partnership with A. C. BONNETT, had a vegetable garden between Mariposa and Whitlock. In his younger days KENNEDY followed the sea and was captain of a trading vessel. He was quite well educated, a man of good appearance and had many friends who will regret to hear of his passing away.
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STANDART- In Madera, Dec. 1, 1909, to the wife of J. L. STANDART, a daughter.
Died December 4, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
SCHOLFIELD- In San Francisco, Nov. 26, 1909, John E. SCHOLFIELD, beloved husband of the late Lillian SCHOLFIELD, and brother of Geo. SCHOLFIELD of Bisbee, Ariz., and Mrs. A. FRANK of Whitlock, Cal., a native of California, aged 45 years and 5 months.
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PEREGOY- In Merced, December 11, 1909, to the wife of Fred PEREGOY, a daughter.
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JOHNS- In Alameda, Dec. 20, 1909, to the wife of S. J. JOHN'S, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
HOWARD, "Capt. Bill" December 4, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
"Bill HOWARD" Dead.
Capt. "Bill HOWARD" the chief of the Mariposa Indians died at his camp Saturday night after about a week's illness from an attack of pneumonia. "Bill" was somewhere in the neighborhood of 75 or 80 years of age. The usual pow-wow was held over his remains and he was buried in the ******* cemetery Tuesday. He leaves a widow, two sons and four daughters. "Bill" was always a "good Indian" and for a number of years past had lived a la white man. A new chief or captain will be elected at their annual big time which comes on soon.
LEMOINE-CAMIN December 4, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in San Francisco on Friday of last week to Emil A. LEMOINE and Miss Josephine C. R. CAMIN. Miss CAMIN is well known here, being a sister of E. L. CAMIN of the Commercial hotel and of A. A. CAMIN of Cathey's Valley. She was a resident of Mariposa several years, being employed in the store of John TRABUCCO.
FERGUSON-MADDOX December 11, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Wedded in Visalia.
One of the events of the season in a
matrimonial way was the wedding of Miss Hazel MADDOX, popular and
daughter of Ben M. MADDOX, proprietor of the Times and business manager
of the Mt. Whitney Power Company, to Mr. Carl FERGUSON of Redlands. The
wedding took place at the MADDOX residence at Encina avenue and Race
at 5 o'clock Wednesday evening Dec. 1st.
The interior was simply but beautifully decorated with chrysanthemums of many colors and smilax streamers.
Rev. L. A. WOOD of St. Paul's Episcopal church officiated, the ring ceremony being used. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Ruth MADDOX, as bridesmaid, while Eugene WILKERSON of Colton was groomsman. The bride was beautifully attired in a gown of white satin, made princess and elaborately trimmed. She wore a bridal veil and carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums.
After congratulations had been extended refreshments were partaken of in the dining room. The bridal party, consisting of the bride and groom, bridesmaid and groomsman, together with Dick MADDOX, left later in an auto for Tulare, where they took a train for the south. They were pursued by other autos and overtaken, but not until they had led the others a merry chase.
The bride is a graduate of the Visalia high school and of Stanford University, in which latter institution she met Mr. FERGUSON, who is also a graduate of college. The groom is an expert along horticultural lines and is in the employ of a citrus association of Southern California.
Following a honeymoon of several weeks spent in the Southern part of the state the couple will go to Redlands to make their home.- Fresno Republican.
HELM, James Benton December 11, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Whiterock.
James Benton HELM, a pioneer and
resident of Mariposa county died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dan
DONOVAN, near Whiterock, Thursday, Dec. 2d, and was buried at the
cemetery the day following.
Mr. HELM was among the first settlers in the Whiterock district where he followed the occupations of miner and farmer since his advent with varying success. He was about 79 years of age and a native of Missouri.
The deceased leaves two brothers, and two sisters, three daughters and a son to mourn his demise. The brothers are J. W. and Allan HELM; the sisters, Mrs. H. E. McCLURE and Mrs. Jane TURNER; the children, Mrs. John CZERNEY, Mrs. Dn DONOVAN, Mrs. FORAN and J. M. HELM.
NORVAL. Joseph A. December 11, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Veteran Editor Dead.
Joseph A. NORVAL, the veteran editor and proprietor of the Merced Express, peacefully passed away at his home in Merced, December 5th, after an illness which confined him to his bed for the three weeks previous to his demise. Mr. NORVAL had been proprietor of the Express for over a quarter of century and had made many friends throughout the state who will sincerely regret to hear of his death. Deceased was a native of Nashville, Tenn., and was 65 years of age. He leaves a widow and two children, Louise and Nita, to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent husband and father. Joseph A. NORVAL was an honorable, upright citizen and his death is a loss to the newspaper fraternity as well as to the city and county of Merced. He had served his county as School Superintendent several terms he had also served a number of terms as Trustee of Merced school district, both of which positions he filled with honor to himself and his constituents.
COLE, Mrs. L. L. December 11, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. COLE.
Mrs. L. L. COLE of this place died at
the Fresno Sanitarium, Friday, Dec. 3, 1909, after a lingering illness
of several months duration. She was ill at her home for some time and
that loving hands of relatives and friends could do for her comfort was
done. About three weeks ago it was decided to take her to the Fresno
where she could have the benefit of trained nurses, in hopes that her
might be prolonged, but to no avail, as she died, as above stated, on
Mrs. COLE was a native of Missouri, aged 65 years and had been a
of Mariposa for many years. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. J. G. WEEKS
Miss Lee VAVANAY and four nephews, Robert., James, Kirby and William
The funeral was held in Fresno Saturday, Rev. Duncan WALLACE of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church officiating.
REVERDY, Edward C. December 18, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Edward C. REVERDY, an inmate at the county hospital died at that institution, Sunday, and was buried Monday. He was a native of Ireland and 87 years of age. Before coming to the hospital he was a resident of Hornitos for many years.
BENNETT, Mrs. December 25, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Killed in Wreck.
Two telegrams were received by W. W. LAUDER, Friday. The first announced that Mrs. BENNETT, (who left here Wednesday) had been fatally injured in a train wreck, somewhere in Arizona, the second announced that she had died and desired to know what disposition to make of the body. Mrs. BENNETT was a sister-in-law of W. A. LAUDER and was returning to her husband and children in Hartford, Connecticut, after having spent a few months visiting with relatives in this vicinity.- Le Grand Advocate.
HEIDELBURGH-HARPER December 25, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Merced.
J. HEIDELBURGH, a popular teamster of Bear Valley, Mariposa county, arrived in town yesterday. On a late afternoon train from the east Miss Edith HARPER arrived from her home in Buffalo, Okla., and last nite at the Cosmopolitan hotel, Judge GRIFFIN pronounced the solemn words that made Miss HARPER Mrs. HEIDELBURGH. The happy couple left on the Y. V. train this afternoon for Bear Valley, their home. -Sun, Dec. 17.
December 25, 1909 Mariposa Gazette
Death of an Infant.
Their is a reaper whose name is death,
And his sickle keen,
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath,
And the flowers that grow between.
On Thursday evening, Dec. 2, 1909,
came to the home of Frank SUMNER and took away the spirit of the little
son, aged 3 years, eight months and 21 days. The child was ill only a
days and though medical aid was obtained the stamp of death was fixed
the fair brow; when the hand of God intervenes man is powerless.
fever was the cause of death.
The internment was at Lewis cemetery and the Le Grand minister conducted the funeral services.
The mound was hidden from view by beautiful floral decorations.
A loving mother and father and three small sisters are left to mourn the untimely departure of a child.
The grief stricken family have the sympathy of the community in their hour of sad bereavement.
Loveliest of lovely things are they,
On earth, that soonest pass away;
The rose that lives its little hour,
Is prized above the sculptured flower.
Even love, long tried and cherished long
Becomes more tender and more strong,
At thought of that insatiate grave,
From which its yearning cannot save.
Raymond, Cal., Dec. 21, 1909.
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MINOR- In Mariposa, Christmas day, 1909, to the wife of Dr. H. E. MINOR, a daughter.
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HALLINAN- In Coulterville, Jan. 13, 1910, to the wife of Thos. HALLINAN, a son.
Died January 29, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
LEWIS- Near Darrah, January 25, 1910,
John Edward LEWIS, a native of California, aged 29 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
MAXFIELD, Tom January 1, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Tom MAXFIELD, an old time Snellingite where he was in the butcher business, died in that town Tuesday.
MILLER-BROSE January 1, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Fresno this week to John M. MILLER, a resident of Mariposa county, and Bessie L. BROSE of Pelier.
HAMMATT, Robt. W. January 1, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Robt. W. HAMMATT an old time resident of Bear Valley but for many years past a business man at Livingston, Merced county, died in San Jose, Tuesday last.
HALSTEAD, birth January 1, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
There was born in Coulterville on Dec. 18th, to the wife of James HALSTEAD of El Portal a son.
STOLDER, Mrs. Jane January 1, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. STOLDER.
Mrs. Jane STOLDER passed away at her
home in Mariposa, Saturday last, surrounded by her loved ones and true
sympathizing friends. The deceased was operated upon for tumor about
months ago, and soon after which a second operation was found
Through all this ordeal the patient lady did not complain or find
she simply said " let the Lords will be done," and such was her life,
patient and forgiving, charitable and loving.
Mrs. STOLDER came to California with her husband, Anthony STOLDER, in 1858. For a time the family resided at Lagrange, they then moved to Coulterville, where Mr. STOLDER died. The sons, then grown, concluded to move to Mariposa and their mother accompanied them.
Mrs. STOLDER, at the time of her death, was aged 84 years, 1 month and 22 days. She was a native of Indiana.
The internment took place at Coulterville, Monday, Dec. 27th, 1909, in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery where she was laid to rest besides her husband who had preceded her to the great beyond about 21 years ago. She leaves three sons to mourn the loss of a kind, gentle and loving mother; W. B., R. B. and John A. STOLDER.
DAVIS, Mrs. Elizabeth January 8, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. DAVIS.
Mrs. Elizabeth C. DAVIS, aged 88
died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. A. PROUTY, in Mariposa
last. The remains were taken to La Grange for internment in the family
plot in the cemetery at that place, the funeral taking place Wednesday.
Mrs. DAVIS was a pioneer of California, having arrived in the state in April , 1850, from her native state, Alabama. She resided in Stanislaus county many years with her husband who died several years ago.
Mrs. Davis was the mother of eight living children. She was a good, kind hearted lady and besides her immediate family she leaves many old friends who will sincerely regret to hear of her demise.
BRAZIL-WALLER January 8, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
The Stockton Mail says: Miss Pearl WALLER, who recently graduated from the Western School of Commerce, has been married in Sacramento to Manuel J. BRAZIL, a well known farmer of El Dorado county.
CLARK, John January 8, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
John W. CLARK Dead.
News reached Mariposa Wednesday morning that John W. CLARK, of Darrah, who left here a few weeks since to go to Boston, Mass., to visit relatives had died in that city from an attack of pneumonia. No particulars have been learned further than that the body would probably be brought here for burial. Mr. CLARK was one of the pioneer lumbermen of this county, F. N. CLARK, owned and conducted a saw mill near Darrah.
WILLIAMS, John January 8, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Coroner JOHNSON was called to Corbett
Creek, about six miles from Hornitos, last Thursday, to hold an inquest
on the body of John WILLIAMS. Deceased had been sick for some time and
was found dead Wednesday by Frank ENOS, who had gone to WILLIAMS' cabin
He was a native of California and 57 years of age. The verdict of the Coroner's jury was "that he came to his death on the 5th day of January, by a continuous illness of asthma."
WASON, Mrs. Eliza B. January 8, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Eliza B. WASON, a native of Massachusetts, aged 85 years and 18 days, died at her home in San Francisco, January 1st, 1910. She was the mother of E. P. WASON, for many years a resident of Mariposa and connected with the Gazette.
SWITENBANK, Wm. January 15, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Wm. SWITHENBANK of Calaveras Co., died in Stockton, December 25, 1909. He was a brother of John K. SWITHENBANK of Mt. Gaines.
LILLIARD, LaFayette January 15, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died Near Whiterock.
LaFayette LILLIARD, a rancher of Chowchilla precinct, aged 63 years, was found in an unconscious condition near the Whiterock school house one day last week, after having been out in the cold all night. He was taken to Ab WALLER'S residence, made comfortable and a physician sent for, but the patient was too near death's door for the doctor's skill and died the day after being found. Mr. LILLIARD had been a resident of Mariposa county for many years. He was an inventor and owned several patents. He followed photography for a livelihood for some time.
LUCKERT, Mrs. Lillie January 15, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Oakland.
Mrs. Lillie LUCKERT died in Oakland December 29, 1909, after a short illness. Mrs. LUCKERT was the daughter of the late Antone and Mrs. RIHN, and aged about 30 years. Deceased was a native of Coulterville where her parents resided for many years. She leaves to mourn her death a loving mother, two brothers, five sisters, a little son, Harry, aged 2 years and a loving husband. The remains were cremated Dec. 31, ult.
CONNELL-WRIGHT January 15, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
On New Years day in St. Mary's
Stockton, a quiet but pretty wedding occurred, the contracting parties
being John B. CONNNELL of Coulterville and Miss Vera WRIGHT of
the Rev. Father MURPHY officiating. The bride looked charming in a gown
of white satin, ornamented with orange blossoms and exquisite lace. She
was attended by Miss Ada RICHARDS, who acted as bridesmaid. Harry
a brother of the bride, was best man.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silas N. WRIGHT of Stockton, and is a beautiful and accomplished young lady, beloved by a large circle of friends. The groom is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. John HALLIHAN of Coulterville in whose family he was raised since his early childhood. He is a young man of exemplary habits and a large heart and his host of friends wish him every happiness on his matrimonial voyage.
Mr. and Mrs. CONNELL are spending their honeymoon in the southern part of the state and are expected here about the end of January, where it is hoped they will decide to make their future home.
Coulterville, Jan. 11, 1910.
JOHNSON, Harry January 22, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
DIED AT ELKHORN
A Stranger Succumbs to Asthma at the Maloney Ranch.
Coroner JOHNSON was called to the
Ranch, near Hornitos, Sunday last to hold an inquest on the body of a
who had died there. The man previous to his death gave his name as
JOHNSON, said he was a sufferer from asthma. He had started out of
bound for Mariposa, carrying his blankets but they became to much for
and he threw them away. This side of the six mile house he
caught a ride with Vic TRABUCCO, the freighter and rode to the Maloney
ranch, Here Johnson became quite sick and Mr. MALONEY furnished
a comfortable cabin and prevailed upon him to stay until he got better.
Sunday Leo MALONEY went to the cabin, which stands just across the road
from the Maloney residence, to take the sick man some food, and on
the door found him lying on the floor, near the stove dead.
The deceased had been a seaman and carried two honorable discharges. He was at one time first mate on the steamship "Gallilee" Coroner JOHNSON found in the dead man's pocket $15.45 in coin and a match. He sold the timepiece for $6.50. The sale of the watch added to the coin enabled the Coroner to bury the man without expense to the county. The man was buried at Hornitos.
The Coroner's jury brought in a verdict according to the above facts. Whether or not the man had any relatives in California or anywhere was not ascertained.
Van CAMPEN, John E. January 22, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Former Resident Dead.
John E. VAN CAMPEN, a former resident of this county died in San Francisco, Thursday last. Mr. VAN CAMPEN, for several years, resided at Wawona where he worked at his trade, carpenter and repairer, in the employ of Washburn Bros. He was a sober, industrious man and well thought of by his employers and all who had dealings with him in a business way or socially. Deceased was a native of New York, aged 35 years, and leaves a mother, Mrs. E. C. TORDI, and two sisters, Mrs. A. SALMON and Mrs. Mary BIGGS. The funeral services were held in San Francisco, Sundaay, Jan. 16, 1910. Internment in Mt. Olivet cemetery.
MASCHIO-QUERIROLO January 29, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Fresno.
At Fresno, Thursday, January 20th,
a quiet wedding took place, the contracting parties being two of the
prominent young people of Hunter's Valley, John MASCHIO and Miss Ida
The ceremony was performed by Judge AUSTIN.
The bride is the accomplished daughter of Mrs. M. A. QUEIROLO, a leader in all social events of the neighborhood and much esteemed by all who know her. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. MASCHIO, a gentleman in all respects and also a leader in Hunter's Valley social affairs.
The young couple are both natives of Hunter's Valley where their respective families have resided since the early mining days. The Gazette wishes the young couple a long life of married bliss and we know their host of friends join in the good wishes.
LOGAN-JOHNSON January 29, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Married on Monday.
B. H. LOGAN and Mrs. Lillian JOHNSON were united in marriage Monday evening last in Mariposa, at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Jones, Rev. C. H. REYBURN officiating. The contracting parties are well known in the Chowchilla country, where the bride has resided for some time and where the groom, a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. LOGAN has spent most of his life. The couple will accept the most hearty congratulations of the Gazette.
LOGAN-JOHNSON January 29, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
There was a pleasant wedding
held at the mountain home of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. LOGAN, in the
district, Tuesday evening last in honor of the marriage of their
son B. H. LOGAN to Mrs. Lillian JOHNSON. After a few hours spent with
song and story, the guests partook of a fine supper prepared by the
after which they departed for their several homes wishing the young
a long life of double blessedness. Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. FOSTER, Mr. and Mrs. Walter THATCHER, MR. and Mrs. B. H. LOGAN, Misses Alma LOGAN, Francis FOSTER and Lucile FOSTER, Messdames Georgie PERTRODE and C. A. VISHER, Messrs Ray FOSTER, William SCOTT, J. S. HOPPER, J. B. VISHER, C. W. VISHER and Harry LOGAN.
BREEN, Pat January 29, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Pat BREEN Dead.
P. H. BREEN, an old time miner of this county, died at the county hospital Sunday last and was buried Monday. BREEN had been a prosperous miner in his younger days. At one time he owned a mine and mill at Buckeye that paid well. He also owned a mine at Sherlock that was considered good; but BREEN, like most all the old Californians, had a heart in him as big as an ox, and no one about him ever went hungry or thirsty. During his days of prosperity he had friends by the score but in his adversity- well he died a county charge. BREEN was aged 79 years and a native of Indiana.
OVERTON, Mrs. C. A. January 29, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Merced.
Mrs. C. A. OVERTON died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hattie ARMENTROUT, 1022 Eighteenth street, last evening at 7:25 o'clock, after a long illness. The deceased was a native of Indiana and was 60 years. She has resided in Merced three years, and during most of the time with her daughter. Mrs. OVERTON was a resident of the State of California about 20 years, making her home at Muerrietta, Riverside county, prior to moving to this part of the state. They resided in Mariposa county a few years. The deceased leaves a husband, C. A. OVERTON, and two daughters, Mrs. Hattie ARMENTROUT of Merced, and Mrs. Nellie SMOHEL of Murietta, Riverside county. - Merced, Jan. 25.
LEWIS, John Edward January 29, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
John Edward LEWIS.
John Edward LEWIS, a native of
died at the family home near Darrah Tuesday last after an lingering
caused by the dread disease, consumption.
Deceased was 29 years of age and up to a couple of years ago was apparently hale and hearty. About that time he was attacked with a slight cough which gradually grew worse. Everything was done for the sufferer that loving brothers, sisters and mother could do, but the dread conqueror had come and was sure of his victim.
He was a hard working, industrious man, kind to his mother, brothers and sisters and friends and will be greatly missed by his family and associates. He leaves a widowed mother, Mrs. J. W. LEWIS, and a number of brothers and sisters to mourn, besides many friends.
The funeral was held Thursday afternoon, Rev. HAWKINS of the M. E. Church officiating, internment in Mariposa public cemetery.
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PHILBROOK- In Richmond, January 20, 1910, to the wife of I. E. PHILBROOK, a daughter.
Died February 5, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
LEWIS- Near Darrah, January 20, 1910. Hazel Belle LEWIS, a native of Mariposa county, aged 19 years.
YOCUM- In Mariposa, January 30th, 1910, Francis M. YOCUM, a native of Missouri, aged 81 years, 9 months, 8 days.
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Born February 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
GORDON- Near Mariposa, Feb. 9, 1910, to the wife of Henry GORDON, a son.
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February 26, 1910
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
MEDINA, Mrs. Lupe February 5, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Lupe MEDINA, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. MADENA, in Madera, Saturday night last. Her death was due to consumption with which she had been ill for the past years. She was a native of Mariposa county and 23 years of age.
YOCUM, Francis M. February 5, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Francis M. YOCUM Dead.
Again the Gazette is called upon to
the death of one of Mariposa county's first settlers- Francis M. YOCUM,
aged 81 years, 9 months and 8 days died Sunday last in Mariposa.
Mr. YOACUM, in company with D. L. HARRIS, came to Mariposa county from Missouri in 1852 and settled at Pea Ridge and began farming. At one time, before the advent of the railroad, he was a freighter between Stockton and Mariposa. When that ceased to pay he returned to his farm at Pea Ridge and resided there up to a few years ago, when his eyesight failed and he went to live with his nephew, F. F. YOCUM and for the past four ot five years he has been totally blind.
The only living relatives the aged gentleman had were a nephew and niece, F. F. YOCUM and Mrs. W. H. LOWRIE, and a sister in law, Mrs. J. YOCUM.
Funeral services were held at the residence of F. F. YOCUM, in Mariposa, Tuesday last, Rev. REYBURN officiating.
The remains were interred at Pea Ridge.
JUNE, Ah February 5, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Coroner JOHNSON went over to the
Fork of the Merced river last Saturday and held an inquest on the
of a Chinese. The facts brought out at the inquest were: Deceased was a
native of China, aged about 80 years, name Ah JUNE, came to his death
27, 1910, from old age. The jury rendered a verdict accordingly.
Ah JUNE had resided near the Lorton ranch, where he had a hut, for many years. Up to several years ago he made his living by mining but for the past few years, owing to his feebleness from old age, he had lived off the charity of neighbors. The body was found in a little garden belonging to the Chinaman, by Mrs. LORTON who went to see how the old fellow was getting along.
CADEMATORI-OWENS February 5, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced, Wednesday, to A. D. CADEMATORI of Hornitos and Hannah G. OWENS of Merced.
LEWIS, Hazel Belle February 5, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death Of Hazel Belle LEWIS.
One of the saddest deaths that the
has been called upon to chronicle for many months is that of Miss Hazel
Belle LEWIS, who had just passed her nineteenth birthday, an age when
of humanity is in the exhilarence of youth, and enjoying the social
of life, but for the past year this young life had been denied all
for it had been shadowed by that dread disease consumption. But she
fought the destroyer and tried to be cheerful, although knowing that
end would soon come. What makes the death still sadder is that last
her brother, John Edward LEWIS, passed away, death being caused by the
The deceased was a native of Mariposa county, a beautiful girl, kind and gentle, and greatly beloved and respected by all who knew her.
She leaves a sorrowing mother and a number of brothers and sisters to mourn her demise. The people of the community extend the most heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family in this their grief stricken hour.
The remains were laid to rest in the family plot in Mariposa cemetery beside the loved ones who had gone before, Rev. HAWKINS officiating.
VARAIN, Mary T. February 5, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Pleasant Valley.
Mary T. VARAIN, one of the first settlers in Pleasant Valley, died at the home of her son, John B. VARAIN, at that place, January 31st, aged 76 years. She was a mother of eight children. Mrs. VARAIN was well known and respected in the community in which she had resided so many years.
MULLINS, Jeremiah February 5, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Merced.
Jeremiah MULLINS died in Merced Thursday last and was buried yesterday. He was the father of Mrs. James RIDGWAY and Nick MULLINS. Deceased was 80 years of age, a native of Ireland and a blacksmith by trade. He was a pioneer of the county and well known.
SHEEHAN, Wm. H. February 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Wm. H. SHEEHAN, for many years a resident of Coulterville, died in St. Luke's hospital, San Francisco, on February 5th, of cirrhosis of the liver from which he had been a sufferer for many years. Deceased was a native of Tuolumne county and 49 years of age. He is survived by two sons, Gilbert and Oliver SHEEHAN, a sister, Mrs. Thos. HALLINAN, and a brother, James SHEEHAN. The remains were brought to Coulterville to the home of his sister Mrs. HALLINAN, and funeral services were held in the Catholic church here on Tuesday at 9 a.m., after which the funeral cortege proceeded to Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne county, where the remains were interred by the side of his loved ones who had gone before him. Services were held at 2 o'clock in the church at Big Oak Flat by Rev. Father KEARNY of Mariposa county, and the large gathering present of the friends of his childhood and manhood was evidence of the high esteem in which he was held in his native town.
SAMPLE, Mrs. Ellen February 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Ellen SAMPLE, wife of Samuel SAMPLE, and one of the pioneers of Coulterville, passed away this morning at her home here at a very advanced age. She was a lady of a gentle and refined disposition and much sorrow is felt over her death. Left to mourn her loss are a loving husband and two sons, William and Wilson SMITH. The funeral arrangements have not been completed at the present writing.
GREELEY, Watson February 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Watson GREELEY, the father of a large family of grown children residing in and around Coulterville, is dead at the Gould Sanitarium, Sonora, at which place he has been under treatment for cancer. His remains will be brought here for internment by the side of his wife and son, who have preceded him to the great beyond. The deceased was well known in this county where a large part of his life was spent and was held in high esteem by all those with whom he came in contact in a business or social way. He is survived by five sons, Horace, Bernard, William, Harry, and Frank GREELEY, and by three daughters, Mrs. V. TISCORNIA, Mrs. C. MENTZER, and Mrs. J. GAZZOLO.
PAULSELL, ???? February 19, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A man named PAULSELL who recently came to the county hospital from the Hornitos section last Tuesday and was buried Wednesday. He was about 40 years of age and a new comer to the county.
LAURISON, Christian February 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Christian LAURISON was found dead in his cabin near Indian Gulch, Thursday last. Coroner JOHNSON held an inquest, the verdict being: "By reason of old age and natural causes." He was a native o f Denmark, aged 81 years and an old resident of that part of the county. The old man died possessed of a small estate on which Mr. JOHNSON will administer. It consists of cash in bank $150, on person $1.25, a horse cart, tools and household goods.
JACKSON, D. February 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died Near Coulterville.
Last week Coroner JOHNSON was informed that a man named D. JACKSON had died suddenly near Coulterville and that deceased possessed some property and that there was no one to take charge of it. As Public Administrator, JOHNSON at once took out papers special papers of administration and proceeded to the scene of the death and took charge of the estate which consisted of personal property. He learned that the man's name was D. JACKSON, that he had been riding a bronco horse and was thrown off, breaking three ribs. A physician was summoned but the man was taken with pneumonia and died. JOHNSON found the following property to administer upon; $48.40 on the body, $100 on deposit at the Chinese Store, 1 gun, 1 watch and a horse and saddle. He had the man buried and took charge of the property. It was supposed that the deceased had considerable money buried in the vicinity of his cabin but a search failed to reveal it.
ZIESDORFF, Augustus February 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Old Prospector Dies.
Augustus ZIELSDORFF, an old settler of the Groveland section died in Sonora Saturday, Feb. 12. The only relative deceased had in this county was a brother, Arnold ZIELSDORFF, who resides near Coulterville. The deceased was a native of Prussia and was aged 72 years at the time of his death. For years he followed mining on the south side of the river, but fortune withheld its favor and the old man, in his declining days, was cared for by the county.- Sonora Union-Democrat.
CARLON, Sylvester February 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Many Coulterville friends of the late Supervisor Sylvester CARLON were shocked to hear of his tragic death which occurred in his office at the CARLON ranch, three miles west of Groveland, Tuolumne county, 42 years of age and was unmarried. He is survived by an aged mother; one brother, Timothy CARLON; and four sisters, Mrs. P. MORGAN and Mrs. Henry THOMPSON, both of Snelling, Mrs. E. PHILLIPS of Coulterville and Miss Kate CARLON. His funeral was held Monday from the family home and was said to be the largest in the community in many years, people coming from all parts of Tuolumne and the surrounding counties to pay the last tribute of respect to one who in life was beloved and respected by all. Internment was in the Big Oak Flat Cemetery.
BOLTON, birth February 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Born- In Coulterville, Feb. 16, 1910, to the wife of David BOLTON, a daughter.
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HARKLERAOD- At Reedley, February 14, 1910, to the wife of Geo. A. HARKLEROAD, a daughter.
KECK- In Merced, February 23, 1910, to the wife of J. A. KECK, a daughter.
McNALLY- At Bootjack, March 1, 1910, to the wife of Henry McNALLY, a daughter.
March 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Married March 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
SIMPSON-BAXTER- At Hanford, March 1, 1910, James William SIMPSON and Mrs. Ellen BAXTER, Rev. Geo. B. GREIG officiating.
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March 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Married March 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
PETTIS-HARRIS- In Sonora, March 16, 1910, by Rev. W. H. JONES, Frank V. PETTIS, of Groveland, and Miss Reeva H. HARRIS.
Born March 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
BERTKIN- In Mariposa, March 22d, 1910, to the wife of George J. BERTKEN, a son.
SCHROEDER- At Saxons Creek, March 23,
1910, to the wife of John A. SCHROEDER, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
CASSIDA, Mrs. Thomas March 5, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Thomas CASSIDA died at the Black ranch, near Hornitos, Wednesday night, death being due to consumption. She leaves a family of five children, the youngest having been born Saturday last.
BOTKINS, Mrs. CORDELIA March 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Cordelia BOTKIN, serving a life sentence at San Quentin, for the murder in 1898 of Mrs. John P. DUNNING of Dover, Del., by means of poisoned chocolates sent through the mails, died at the penitentiary on the 7th inst.
LEWIS, Majorie March 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Majorie, the thirteen months old child of Ms. and Mrs. W. W. LEWIS died at the family home near Bootjack, on Tuesday last, March 9th, and was buried in the Mariposa public cemetery yesterday, March 11, at 2 p.m. The cause of death was tubercular meningitis.
BERNHARD, Emil March 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Fresno.
Emil BERNHARD, a well known citizen
Fresno, died at the Burnett Sanitarium Wednesday night following an
for an acute attack of appendicitis. Mr. BERNHARD was born in Aqua
Mariposa county, and was 48 years of age. He leaves a widow, two
two brothers and three sisters to mourn his demise.
In accordance with an expressed wish of the deceased his body will be cremated.
SIMPSON-BAXTER- March 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Hanford.
At Hanford, March 1, 1910, at the Presbyterian Manse, Rev. George B. GREIG, joined in the bonds of holy wedlock, James William SIMPSON and Mrs. Ellen BAXTER. Mr. SIMPSON is a prominent resident of Kerman, Fresno county while the bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. TRABUCCO of Mt. Bullion. The couple will make their home at Kerman.
REAGAN, Mike March 19, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mike REAGAN who has been an inmate of the Mariposa county hospital for a number of years, died at that institution Sunday last and was buried Monday in the Catholic cemetery. Deceased was a native of Ireland, aged 71 years. He was an old resident of the county and previous to entering the hospital lived at Sherlock.
McSHAY, Mike March 19, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A miner named Mike McSHAY was killed at the Mt. Gaines mine Thursday morning at about 3:30 o'clock. Two men started to the top in the skip, both were alive when the skip started up, reaching the top McSHAY was dead. Coroner JOHNSON was called and will investigate the cause of death.
BENSON-SCHLAGETER March 19, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A PRETTY WEDDING.
One of Mariposa's Fair Daughters Wedded Thursday Evening.
One of the prettiest weddings that
taken place in Mariposa county in many days was that of Miss Georgie
to Clarence Earle BENSON.
The cemetery was performed in the presence of about 60 invited guests, at 8:30 o'clock, Thursday evening, March 17th, 1910, in the handsomely decorated parlors at the residence of the bride's parents, in Mariposa, Rev. C. H. REYBURN officiating.
The bride and groom entered the room unattended, while a beautiful Miss Merle GOUCHER. They were met on entering, by Rev. Mr. REYBURN who united them according to the beautiful and impressive ceremonies of the Presbyterian church.
The bride was dressed in a beautiful dress of white mull and carried in her hand a bouquet of white carnations, a present from Mrs. Annie LATHROP of Palo Alto.
After the ceremony refreshments consisting of orange punch and cake were severed.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. SCHLAGETER, one of the oldest and best known families of the county. She was born and reared in Mariposa, where, ever since she had been old enough, she has been a leader in all social events.
Being kind, gentle, good hearted and possessing a jolly disposition she is highly esteemed by everyone and the wishes that go to her husband for a happy and prosperous future are genuine and joined in by everyone who knows either.
The groom for several seasons has been employed at Sugar Pine. He is a hard working, industrious and honest man and well liked by all who know him.
The happy couple have the best wishes of the Gazette for a prosperous future.
The presents received were numerous, handsome and costly.
FITZHUGH, Louisa March 19, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Sister Louisa FITZHUGH was born
11, 1819 and departed this life February 25, 1910, aged 90 years and 3
She professed faith in Christ while she was yet a young lady and united with the Methodist Church south, in which connection she lived a consistent member to the time of her death.
She died at the home od sister Amanda TURNER near Le Grand and was brought to the cemetery at Cathey's Valley and laid by the side of her husband who had preceded her several years.
She had spent a long, useful life in the service of her Master.
It is blessed though to give our hearts and lives to the Lord in our youth and spends our whole life time in his service. May her mantle fall upon some of the younger members of the family, that as much as can be said of them as can be said of Sister FITZHUGH.
It requires a lifetime to get ready for death, besides the good we may accomplish. May the reader not read these lines merely as news but to ponder the great truths here stated.W. D. HAWKINS.
SIMPSON, James D. March 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
James D. SIMPSON, formerly a resident of Hornitos, died in San Francisco March 11, 1910. He was a native of Mariposa county. The funeral took place on Monday, March 14, internment being in Holy Croos cemetery. He leaves one brother. Thomas A. SIMPSON and four sisters, Mrs. Sam LORD, of Hornitos, Mrs. W. D. LEAHY, Mrs. W. G. REYNOLDS and Mrs. L. H. GERROD to mourn his demise.
BRANDT, Fred J. March 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Fred J. BRANDT died at the Mt. Bullion hotel Sunday last after an illness of several weeks duration, aged 64 years. He was well-known throughout this part of the county, where he mined for a number of years. He was a Mason and a man well thought of and was buried Monday in the Mariposa public cemetery, Rev. HAWKINS officiating.
PENDOLA, Mrs. M. March 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. M. PENDOLA, one of the pioneers of Bear Valley died at her home in that place, Monday, March 21st at the age of 80 years. The vulnerable lady leaves one son, Stephen PENDOLA and two daughters, Mrs. Rosa CARREPA and Mrs. James LINDSEY, all residents of Bear Valley. Mrs. PENDOLA was a good, kind-hearted lady and will be greatly missed by all knew her. She died a conscientious Catholic and was laid to rest besides her loved ones in the Bear Valley Cemetery, Wednesday last, Rev. Father KEARNEY officiating.
SINGES, Mrs. Adeline March 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Adeline SINGES Killed by Edward PARRELL at Big Bar.
Sunday evening last Corner JOHNSON
Sheriff PROUTY were notified by John VARAIN of Pleasant Valley that
horrible murder had taken place near here. That a man giving his name
Edward PARPELL had just come to his place and confessed to having
Mrs. Adeline SINGES.
The officers started for the scene of the killing which was near the Merced river below Pleasant valley, at Big Flat, on a homestead lately proven up on by the dead woman.
On arriving at the house and entering they found the woman lying in bed dead, with the top of her head blown off.
Coroner JOHNSON summoned a jury, that, after viewing the remains and the premises and taking testimony, found that deceased came to her death from " a gunshot wound inflicted by Edward PARRELL."
The tragedy took place between 4 and 5 o'clock p.m. Sunday and was witnessed by no one besides the participants.
The deceased was a native of La Grange, of French parentage, and leaves relatives at her native town who claimed the remains and had them conveyed to La Grange for internment.
Mrs. SINGES was aged about 49 years. Her maiden name was EVANS and she married Peter SINGES and lived with him many years.
She homesteaded a piece of land which she sold recently for $500 to George HAMMILL of Coulterville. Part of this money she placed in a Merced bank, the balance she kept at home.
PARRELL, who is a Frenchman, was prospecting in the vicinity, got acquainted with her and it is said the two had been living together the past month and drinking heavily.
PARRELL'S version of the affair is that he started to leave the house Sunday afternoon and had a shotgun under his arm. The woman, who was in bed, called him to her and asked not to go, he persisted and she grabbed the muzzle of the gun and pulled it towards her and it was discharged, blowing the top of her head off.
PARRELL says he did not know the gun was loaded.
The accused man at once went to
Valley and reported that he had killed his "sweetheart," after which he
preceded to Si PLYER'S Saloon and stayed until taken charge of by
PARRELL was brought to Mariposa Monday evening and placed in the county jail.
When placed under arrest the prisoner handed $40 to the Coroner which he said belonged to the dead woman.
PARRELL is quite well known in Mariposa as he was a boarder at the Commercial hotel last winter for some time. He also mined at Sweetwater for a short time.
LEITCH, Bruce M. March 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
B. M. LEITCH Dead.
An Associated Press dispatch dated
Francisco, March 21, gives the following account of the death of Bruce
M. LEITCH of Wawona:
B. M. LEITCH, artist, photographer and guardian of the Big Trees at Wawona, died suddenly yesterday afternoon in the Palace hotel. The cause of death is not known exactly, as it came so suddenly that Dr. Julian WALLER, who was summoned, was unable to determine the cause and refused to sign a certificate; so the body was turned over to Coroner WELCH.
LEITCH was apparently in good health at luncheon yesterday. He enjoyed his meal with Herman S. HOYT of No. 2239 Sutter street, and then asked HOYT to come to his room to look at some pictures.
Just as LEITCH had taken out the pictures and was decanting on their beauty, he put his hand to his throat, gasped for breath and fell dead on the floor.
LEITCH was born in New York and came to California 26 years ago. He was interested in tree culture and undertook the post of guardian of the Big Trees, which position he has held since. He had a fine artistic sence and was known as a remarkably clever photographer. Some of his pictures are said to be the most artistic photographs of trees ever taken.
STREETER, Jarvis March 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Jarvis STREETER Dead.
Jarvis STREETER, who held the office
of County Clerk of Mariposa county for twelve years and who moved from
here to Fresno about twenty years ago, died in that city Thursday
last, at 9 o'clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Florence BULLARD,
after a short illness. Deceased was a native of New York, a veteran of
the Mexican war, and aged 82 years. His wife died in Fresno about nine
years ago and since that time he has resided with his daughters. The
of death was kidney trouble.
He leaves two sons, Jarvis Jr., and Hugh STREETER and three daughters, Mrs. Florence BULLARD of Fresno, Mrs. May BULLARD of Woodland and Mrs. Jennie McNISH of Los Angeles. Mrs. Joseph MILBURN is a niece of the deceased.
The funeral will take place in Fresno in Fresno to-day. Mr. STREETER was an honorable, upright man and served the people well during his long residence here.
CLARK, John W. March 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
So many inquiries have been made
the death of John W. CLARK, and the news was so slow in coming that we
now publish the following, feeling that his distant friends and his
will be glad to know a few particulars relating to his last hours:
December 2, 1909, Mr. CLARK left for Lowell, Mass., on a visit to relatives and friends, expecting to return to his home in California the first of March. On his way east, in Texas, he took a violent cold from which he did not entirely recover. On December 31, being far from well, he went to West Sommerville, Mass., to visit his cousin, Mrs. Minnie RICH, hoping to regain strength to come home. On January 1st he was taken seriously ill and peacefully passed away on January 4th of pneumonia.
John Wilson CLARK was born in Lowell, Mass., in 1849, and came to California, with his parents, in early boyhood, and lived the greater part of his life in Mariposa county.
Mr. CLARK was a man of sterling character; high mindedness, unselfishness, humility and purity were traits of character that bound him closely to his friends. Next to his bible he loved the Christian Herald, and through his generosity the Christian Herald has found its way into many of the homes of his friends and neighbors, he hoping by this means to be a uplift to his associates. Mr. CLARK will be much missed in his mountain home, as he was seldom absent from religious worship.
He was laid to rest in the cemetery at Lowell, Mass., at his own request, besides loved relatives. It can well be said of him:
"Life's race well run,
Life's work well done.
Then comes rest."
Copied by request from the Le Grand Advocate.
Vitals April 1910 Mariposa Gazette
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RUST- In Mariposa, March 27, 1910, to the wife of C. C. RUST, a daughter.
WESTON- At Sherlocks, March 27, 1910, to the wife of George A. WESTON, a son.
Died April 2, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
WESTON- At Sherlocks, March 31, 1910, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. WESTON, aged 4 days.
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Born April 9, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
LINDSEY- At Bear Valley, April 4, 1910, to the wife of James LINDSEY, a daughter.
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CLARK, Galen April 2, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mariposa County's Oldest Citizen Passed Away in Oakland.
Galen CLARK, the discoverer of the
grove of big trees, the first white man who trod the Yosemite Valley
for 24 years guardian of the famous park for the State of California,
at 6 o'clock, Thursday evening, March 24th, at 216 Eleventh street,
the home of his daughter, Dr. Elvira M. LEE.
He had been ill for two weeks with a severe cold and although he was 96 years of age he retained his mental alertness until he fell into his last nap late in the after noon the day he died. When his daughter went to his side at 6 o'clock he had breathed his last.
CLARK was the oldest voter in Mariposa county as well as the oldest white man.
While CLARK is best known as a mountaineer and discoverer of the Mariposa grove of sequoias, he was a deep student of natural phenomena and made an exhaustive research into the geology of the Yosemite. He prepared a pamphlet on the theories of the origin of the valley, which he was publishing in Los Angeles.
His chief service as a student was in massing together the beautiful legends of the almost vanished Yosemite tribe of indians under the title of "Indians o the Yosemite."
Galen CLARK was born March 28, 1814, at Dublin, N. H. He moved westward when a youth, and in Missouri was married to Miss Rebecca McCOY, who died at Springfield, Mass., leaving children of whom two are now living. Dr. LEE of Oakland, and Mrs. John T. REGAN of Springfield, Mass. When his wife passed away CLARK came to California, seeking a fortune. He arrived in the state in 1853 and after a few months near the coast he was seized with hemorrhages of the lungs, and came to the Sierra Nevadas to recover his health. Since that time he has been a continuous resident of Mariposa county never leaving the mountains save for a few occasional months at a time.
During the summer months the venerable mountaineer used to dwell in his own cabin in the valley. Near it he built his own tomb in which it is to be hoped his remains will forever rest in peace in the valley that he loved so well.
STREETER, Jarvis April 2, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Jarvis STREETER Laid to Rest.
Funeral services over the remains of Jarvis STREETER, Sr., were held Saturday forenoon from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. E. J. BULLARD, on Blackstone avenue. Rev. SPENCER, pastor of the Unitarian church of Woodland, was the officiating clergyman. The funeral was largely attended, due to the prominence of the aged Fresnan and the floral offerings fairly buried the casket. Music was rendered by a mixed quartet. Internment was in Mountain View cemetery.- Fresno Republican.
DECAITO, daughter April 9, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
The 5-year old daughter of a man named DECAITO died at the Mt. King mine last Tuesday from diphtheria. Health Officer KYLBERG was called and has placed the premises under quarantine.
CROCKER-JEFFERY April 9, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Married at Lodi.
John CROCKER and Mrs. Jennie E.
of Coulterville, were married the fore part of the week at Lodi, the
license being issued in Stockton Tuesday. Mr. JEFFERY has a host of
in Mariposa county.
John CROCKER is the son of Mrs. CROCKER of Sequoia, and has assisted his mother in the management of this famous summer resort for many years. The couple were married at the home of Mrs. CROCKER and daughter, who are now residents of Lodi. - Tuolumne Independent April 2nd.
SMITH, Fred April 9, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Funeral of Fred SMITH.
The funeral of Fred SMITH, who died Sunday morning, was held from the undertaking parlors of G. E. NORDGREN this afternoon at 2 o'clock, under the auspices of the Woodmans of the World and Red Men's lodges, of which orders the deceased was a member. Internment was made in the Catholic cemetery. A large number of relatives and friends from both Merced and Mariposa counties were present to pay their respects to the memory of the deceased. Mr. SMITH leaves a wife and two daughters, Bertha and Elsie; a mother, Mrs. Viera SMITH of Indian Gulch, and four brothers, Joseph, John, Manuel and Frank SMITH. Joseph SMITH resides at Arundel, John and Manuel SMITH in Merced, and Frank SMITH in Indian Gulch. Among the people from Mariposa county who attended the funeral were Joseph, Manuel and Eli Maria. brothers of Mrs. SMITH, from Bear Valley; Frank SOLARI, John GORDO, V. S. ROSE, Henry PRAIRIE. John NEVIS and Mr. and Mrs. J. M. SOUSA, from Indian Gulch; Will and Charles GORDO, from Cathey Valley and Joseph SILVA, from Hornitos.- Merced Sun, April 5.
GORDON, Mrs. Sarah Louisa April 16, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. Geo. GORDON.
Sarah Louisa GORDON, wife of Geo.
died at the family home in the Chowchilla district, Sunday last, after
an illness of several months. Deceased was a native of Mariposa county,
aged 47 years, 9 months and 20 days, and leaves besides her loving
Geo. GORDON and daughter Mrs. Calvin MILBURN, one brother R. W.
and two sisters Mrs. F. N. CLARK of Mariposa, and Mrs. Geo. HODGSON of
Mrs. GORDON, several weeks ago, went to Sacramento with the hope that the change of climate would be a benefit to her health, there she received the best of care and attention and was under the care of a first class physician, but all to no avail as she gradually grew weaker and several days previous to her death she requested to be returned to her home, where, as stated above, she passed peacefully away surrounded by her loved ones. The funeral took place Tuesday last, Rev. HAWKINS officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Mariposa public cemetery.
WALLER, Ed April 16, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Ed WALLER.
Ed A. WALLER, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. WALLER of Lewis, died at the Santa Fe hospital in San Francisco, Tuesday, following a operation for lung trouble. He was a native of California, aged 29 years. Besides his parents he leaves a wife and two children. Mr. WALLER has been ill nearly three years and the trip to the hospital was the last hope that he might be cured. The remains were shipped to Lewis, this county, Wednesday, where they were interred.
SUTHERLAND-MASCHIO April 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced Tuesday to Milton SUTHERLAND, age 33, a native of Massachusetts and a resident of Pasadena and Elvira MASCHIO, age 29, a native of California and a resident of Hunter's Valley.
SUTHERLAND-MASCHIO April 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Merced.
Milton SUTHERLAND of Pasadena and Miss Elvira MASCHIO of Hunter's Valley, Mariposa county, were united in marriage this afternoon at 1 o'clock, by City recorder E. L. MOOR, in the presence of Miss Jane GARIBALDI and B. R. BINNA. Mr. SUTHERLAND was formerly connected with the Mt. Gaines mine near Hornitos, and his bride is the charming daughter of one of the well known families of Mariposa county, where she has lived for many years. Mr. and Mrs. SUTHERLAND left on the 4 o'clock train this afternoon for Los Angeles and Pasadena, and expect to reside in the latter place. There many friends in Mariposa and Merced counties will extend warmest congratulations.- Merced Sun, April 20.
DIFFEN-BRANSON marriage April 23, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Thursday morning at ten o'clock at the Cumberland Presbyterian manse Rev. James Miles WEBB united in marriage Mr. Charles O. DIFFIN of Antioch and Miss Evelyn BRANSON of Hornitos. The ceremony was witnessed by the mother, brothers and sister of the bride. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. DIFFIN went to San Francisco for a honeymoon trip after which they will reside in Antioch. The bride has grown into womanhood at Hornitos and has many friends, not only at that place and surrounding country, but also in Merced. These all join in wishing her and her husband a long and happy married life. Merced Express.
LUX, Mrs. Amelia E. April 30, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Amelia E. LUX, mother of Mrs. J. H. CONVERSE formerly of Coulterville died on Tuesday, April 12th at Clyde, New York. Mrs. CONVERSE ws on her way to visit her mother but the death occurred a few hours before her arrival.
CONGDON, J. W. April 30, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
CALLED BY DEATH.
Former Mariposan Dies at Waterman, Washington.
J. W. CONGDON a noted lawyer and
famous botanist, for many years a resident of Mariposa, but for the
five years a resident of Waterman, Wash., on April 15th. Regarding the
death of Mr. CONGDON the Seattle Times says:
Joseph Whipple CONGDON, lawyer and distinguished scientist, died two days after his 76th birthday at the home of his son-in-law, W. E. JERAULD, Waterman, Wash., yesterday. His death marks the close of a distinguished career, for besides making a high mark in the practice of law, Mr. CONGDON devoted himself to exhaustive researches in the field of botany, and added largely to the worlds knowledge of that subject. It was to the scientific world that he was best known for he was recognized as the most learned of all authorities on the branch od science he followed.
Mr. CONGDON was well known in Europe where he had made extensive researches. A collection of plants he made in Europe and the east he presented to Stanford University. European institutions also received highly valued gifts of the same character from him. When he died Mr. CONGDON had a herbarium of about 10,000 specimens.
In following law Mr. CONGDON made a success of the practical side of the profession because of a remarkably thorough training, but he was more keenly interested in the science of the profession than in its actual practice. He studied in Rhode Island and began his practice there in the late seventies. In 1880 he moved to California, where he continued to practice until 1895. During this period he became well known throughout the state and earned the cognomen of "The Honest Lawyer" because of a discriminating sense of justice and integrity shown in every case with which he was connected.
Mr. CONGDON is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary BARTLETT CONGDON, his son, George C. CONGDON, a daughter, Mrs. E. W. JEROLD, two brothers, and a sister Mrs. A. A. WOOD. In compliance with a request of Mr. CONGDON internment will be at Port Blakeley cemetery. Mr. CONGDON made the request after going to the cemetery to the funeral of a friend. He was so impressed with its beauty that he asked that it be his last resting place.
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WILSON- Near Merced, April 29, 1910, to the wife of Louis WILSON, a daughter.
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Born May 14, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
CAMIN- In Cathey's Valley, May 2, 1910, to the wife of A. A. CAMIN, a son.
GORDON- In Mariposa, May 11, 1910, to the wife of James B. GORDON, a son.
TRABUCCO- Near Hornitos, May 7, 1910, to the wife of Y. TRABUCCO, a son.
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GUEST infant May 7, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph GUEST died at Hornitos Thursday of last week.
FLEMMING, John May 7, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
John FLEMMING, an old resident of the Corner district, died at his home on April 24th of the disorders incident to old age. He is survived by a widow, five sons and one daughter. His remains were interred in the Granite Springs cemetery by the side of his first wife who had preceded him to the Great Beyond.
FLOTO, Mrs. Frank H. May 7, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. FLOTO.
The many friends of Mrs. Frank H.
will be deeply grieved to learn of her death which occurred at 4
Tuesday morning, May 3d, at Lane's hospital in San Francisco, where she
was taken about three weeks ago in hope that treatment would restore
Mrs. FLOTO was a native of New York aged 41 years. She leaves her husband and two children, Charles and Florence; her mother, Mrs. R. C. WALSH; brothers, E. M. and T. F. SAUNDERS and J. C. WALSH, and Miss Mayme SAUNDERS to mourn her death.
Mrs. FLOTO was taken ill last August and on the following month was taken to the St. Francis hospital in San Francisco where an operation revealed the nature of her illness as a malignant growth on the liver. After treatment there for some time she returned to Madera and for a time seemed to improve. Then for several months there seemed no change, until she was again taken to San Francisco and placed in Lane's hospital. Reports from there as late as a couple of days since were of a hopeful nature, hence her death comes as a severe shock to her large circle of friends.- Madera Tribune.
The remains were taken to Madera and interred Thursday.
MELENDEZ, Angel May 14, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Madera.
Angel MELENDEZ, who has been ill for some time with tuberculosis, passed away Friday May 6th. He was a native of California, aged 21 years and 10 months. The young man was taken ill about a year ago, and a few months since, as he seemed to be gradually declining in health, the Garland's band of which he was a member, gave him a benefit, to enable him to be treated by a specialist. His ailment was then diagnosed as tuberculosis of the throat and for some time he was under the care of a Fresno physician. The treatment failed to afford relief and he passed away as stated above. He leaves his father and mother and brother, Alfred MELENDEZ, to mourn his death. The funeral was held from the Catholic church Sunday morning, May 8, at 10 o'clock.- Madera Tribune.
BRUCE-FOURNIER May 14, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Licensed to Wed.
Jay C. BRUCE of Mt. Bullion and Miss Kate FOURNIER of Mariposa were licensed to marry in Fresno, Thursday last. Mr. BRUCE is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. BRUCE of Wawona. For several years past he has been a trusted employee of the M. C. &M. Co. He is a steady, industrious man and well liked among his associates. The bride is a most exemplary young lady, a native of Mariposa and the youngest daughter of A. FOURNIER, for many years a resident of Mt. Bullion but now of Mariposa. The young couple have a host of friends who will wish them many long years of happiness together.
DONOVAN, Dan May 21, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Dan DONOVAN Dead.
Daniel DONOVAN, a well known resident of the Whiterock country died at his home Wednesday, May 18th. Mr. DONOVAN was a native of Massachusetts, aged about 61 years. He had lived in this and Merced counties for many years. For some time he lived at Plainsburg but for the past twenty years he has been farming near Whiterock. He leaves a wife and many friends who will miss him from their midst.
FRANK, Edward Scholfield May 28, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Young Man.
Edward Scholfield FRANK, aged 19 years 11 months and 17 days, died at Mt. Gaines, Thursday, after a short illness caused by inhaling foul air, in the mine where he was employed. Deceased was a native of Mariposa county and followed mining for a livelihood. He was an industrious, bright young man and had many friends who will hear of his demise with regret. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Annie J. FRANK, of Whitlock, two brothers and three sisters to mourn the loss of a kind son and brother. The brothers are G. C. and John E. FRANK, the sisters, Mrs. Theodore ARNDKE, Mrs. J. H. LAWRENCE, Miss Christina FRANK and Miss Bertha FRANK. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church, Mariposa today at 2 p.m., internment in Mariposa public cemetery.
PALMER, John G. May 28, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John G. PALMMER.
John G. PALMER, a native of England, aged 66 years, died at the Mariposa hospital Sunday May 22, 1910, from blood poison superinduced by cancerous growth. Deceased had been a resident of Mariposa county for the past forty years and was a well known and respected citizen. He is survived by three children, Mrs. M. M. BRUCE and Mrs. N. A SMITH of Lodi, and Charles PALMER. He was a brother of Supervisor Chearles PALMER of Chowchilla. The remains were laid to rest in the Mariposa cemetery Monday afternoon.
ACKLEY-BRINHAM May 28, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Married in San Rafael.
Genevieve June BRINHAM of Jerseydale
and Rosswell L. ACKLEY of San Francisco, were quietly married in San
on May 18th, by Judge McGEE.
The bride is well known in this county, having spent most of her life with her parents near Jerseydale. She is a pretty and attractive young lady. The groom is a young man of excellent qualities. He holds a good position in the Bay City where the young couple will reside. Mrs. ACKLEY'S friends here congratulate Mr. ACKLEY on winning so charming a wife and wish them both a future life of happiness.
TOMLINSON, Edmund May 28, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Edmund TOMLISON Dead.
Edmund TOMLINSON died at his apartments on 18th street on Thursday evening from tuberculosis. Mr. TOMLINSON owned a large track of land near Le Grand adjoining the well known Raynor brother's extensive land holdings and to these gentlemen he referred his attendants for all arrangements pertaining to the disposition of the body. Mr. TOMLINSON was about sixty years of age and seemed to be quite alone in the world.- Merced Express, May 21.
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CAMIN- In Mariposa, May 31, 1910, to the wife of Ernest CAMIN , a son.
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WALL- In Mariposa, June 19, 1910, to the wife of John A. WALL a daughter.
WILLIAMS- In Hornitos, June 20, 1910,
to the wife of Anthony WILLIAMS, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
REYMANN-HAIGH June 4, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
MARRIED NEAR COULTERVILLE
A Nevada Man Claims a Bride from Mariposa County.
A pretty romance of the Mariposa
that had its beginning two years ago in a love-at-first-sight meeting,
had its happy culmination on the morning of Sunday, May 29th, when
Vermilla HAIGH became the bride of William Maurice REYMANN. The
was performed at 6 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John P. HAIGH, at Penon Blanco, three miles north of Coulterville,
the Rev. William PIERCE of Big Oak Flat officiating and the posts of
besides the bride and bridegroom being filled by Miss Dolly HAIGH and
John MARCONI of Stockton. Only immediate relatives were witnesses of
marriage, which was followed by a jolly breakfast, the bridal party
immediately after for Stockton. Mr. and Mrs. REYMANN go from Stockton
Southern California, including a side trip to Mexico, the honeymoon
ending at Searchlight, Nevada, where they will make their home.
"Midget," as the bride is widely and popularly known, was gowned for the ceremony in a stylish traveling suit of gold cloth, setting off to splendid advantage her petite prettiness. A beautiful picture hat, with an immense white plume, added an ultra fashionable touch to her traveling attire. Mrs. REYMANN is a native of Mariposa county and even those who are heartiest in their congratulations must feel a keen sence of regret that her marriage takes her from the midst of life-long friends. Mr. REYMANN is an amalgamator at the Quartette mills, Searchlight. Two years ago he came to Coulterville as a guest of the bride's brother. Romantically, he rode up on horseback into the life of the little lady who is now his wife, for it was from the back of a horse that he caught his first glimpse of the Mrs. REYMANN-to-be, sitting in the vine-covered porch of her father's home is simple, but charming negligee of a household dress. He fell instantly in love, but the prompt return of his affection was artfully concealed by the little miss, while a courtship of two-years duration progressed. The bridegroom ws threatened with severe illness last week, and Saturday night it was feared the ceremony would have to be postponed. He was much better, however, Sunday morning, and his friends have since laughingly attributed his sickness to be a bad case of fright. At any rate, he nerved himself gallantly for the final ordeal. The best wishes of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances go with Mr. and Mrs. REYMANN to their new home in Nevada, where a newly purchased home awaits them. Not the least cherished of the articles that will adorn their little nest will be the numerous presents made to the bride and groom by loving relatives and friends.
Coulterville, May 31, 1910.
MARGRAVE, Mrs. Rose June 4, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death at Bear Valley.
Mrs. Rose MARGRAVE who came to Mariposa county with Fremonts first expedition and settled in Bear Valley in the early fifties died at that place Saturday evening last and was buried Monday. The immediate cause of death was a paralytic stroke superinduced by old age. Mrs. MARGRAVE was 70 years of age at the time of her death and had resided in Bear Valley continuously from its first settlement. She leaves two sons, Charles E. MARGRAVE and Fred F. MARGRAVE, to mourn, and hundreds of old time Mariposans, now scattered over the world, who will deeply regret to hear of her death. The funeral was largely attended, many going from the surrounding towns to pay their last tribute to the venerable lady.
STANDART, Loretta June 4, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Signal Peak.
Loretta, the little six month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. STANDART died at the family home at Signal Peak, Monday, May 30th, and was buried in the family plot in the I. O. O. F. cemetery Wednesday last. Mr. and Mrs. STANDART have the sympathy of all, in this, their hour of great sorrow.
CARALIN, Mike June 4, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death at New Years Diggings.
W. A. SCOTT acting as deputy coroner went to the California mine, formerly the Chilano Pete mine, in New Years Diggings, Monday and held an inquest on the remains of Mike CARALIN, a native of Ireland, aged about 47 years, who had dropped dead while at work in the mine Sunday. The verdict of the coroner's jury was, "death from heart failure." The body was taken to Jamestown for internment, where the deceased has relatives named FOLEY.
PALMER, Will June 11, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Will PALMER.
Will A. PALMER, son of Supervisor Frank C. PALMER and wife of Chowchilla district died on a Southern Pacific train while crossing the Tehachapi, enroute home, June 3d. The young man, who was 28 years of age, had been in failing health for some time, had been absent from home in the hope that a change of climate might benefit him, but realizing that this was not to be and that he had but a brief time to live, was returning with all possible speed that he might die at his childhood home surrounded by loved relatives. The deceased was an industrious young man of exemplary habits and his early demise has caused great sorrow to acquaintances as well as to his sorrowing parents, brothers and sisters. The funeral was had at the family plot at Chowchilla on MOnday the 6th inst. and there were many present to pay the last tribute to the memory of one who was a model man. Rev. C. K. WESTFALL officiated at the obsequies and preached an able and eloquent sermon.
CLARKE, Miss Elizabeth Moore June 11, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death of E. M. CLARKE.
Miss Elizabeth Moore CLARKE died in Wheeling, West Virginia, May 26, 1910, aged 85 years. Miss CLARKE was a native of Ohio and a sister of John F. CLARKE, former Sheriff of Mariposa county. She came to California with her mother and brother in 1856. She lived nearly forty years in California, most of the time spent in Mariposa county. After the death of her mother and her brother she returned in 1904 to her home in Ohio. Upon the death of her aunt, Miss Rebecca CLARKE, she entered the home for aged ladies, Altenheim, near Wheeling, West Virginia. In this beautiful home surrounded by every comfort and with many of her relatives and friends living near her the last years of her life were spent. Miss CLARKE'S life was beautiful and helpful. Wherever she lived all were her friends.
WOOODWARD, Miss N. Z. June 18, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Former Teacher.
Miss N. Z. WOODWARD died at her home in San Leandro last Sunday and internment was at Oakland yesterday. Her age was 73 years. Miss WOODWARD taught school in Mariposa in the early 60's and later in this county. She was vice principal of the Merced grammar school for several years. Since leaving this city, about fifteen years ago, she has resided in Alameda county. She was very well known and highly esteemed in Mariposa and Merced counties. She leaves a large estate, a portion of which consists of property in this county. Her only relative reside in the east.- Merced Star, June 16.
CANOVA, infant June 18, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
In Coulterville, June 12th, a daughter was born to the wife of William CANOVA. For a few brief minutes the precious little life made happy the hearts of the young parents and then the cozy home was left desolate of a baby's joyous presence. The mother is doing nicely under the efficient care of Dr. FRIEMAN, the attending physician.
BAUER, infant June 18, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. George BAUER died at the Three Tree mine June 13, 1910, and was buried in the Hornitos cemetery the following day.
OYLER, Phil June 18, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Phil OYLER was killed Thursday last on the Merced river, near the Mountain King mine, by falling from a high bank and striking on his head. Coroner JOHNSON was summoned and left at once for the scene to hold an inquest.
OYLER, Philip June 25, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Following the report of the jury
by Coroner JOHNSON on the 16th of June, 1910 to inquire into the death
of Philip T. OYLER "We find the deceased was named Philip T. OYLER, a
of California,aged about 32 years, that he came to his death on the
day of June, 1910, in this County, by accidentally falling from a bluff
on the trail on Merced river. All of which we duly certify by this
in writing, by us signed this 16th day of June, 1910.
H. DECAILLET, foreman
WARREN-ARNOLD June 25, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized at Napa on June 13th, the contracting parties being Miss Blanche ARNOLD of Hornitos and Frank WARREN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher WARREN of Greeley district. The young people will make their home here, Mr. WARREN being employed at the Tyro mine. His many friends in this section wish him and his charming bride a long and happy married life.
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?????-Piute Mary July 9, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
The 4th in Yosemite.
A grand celebration of the Forth was
held in Yosemite Valley. When the signal guns were fired at sunrise, a
white blanket of frost was spread over the green meadows, giving a
appearance to the picturesque landscape.
Early in the day hundreds of tourist assembled at the army post, where the first cavalry went through spectacular field maneuvers under the direction of Lieutenant THOMAS. The throwing of the horses and the rescuing the pretended wounded soldiers from the battlefield proved exciting to the civilians. The cartridge race, tent pitching and hurdle jumping by the cavalry demonstrated the Uncle Sam's men are in actual trim for hard service.
Quite a bit of the early day romance was connected with one of the squaw races, Mary of the Piute tribe against Mollie of the digger tribe in a 75-yard dash. When the race was called a stout, smiling buck came to the front leading a pony. At this prearranged proceeding the two squaws looked at each other in confident defiance of the other's claim to the human stake. When the shot was fired the pair sprang from the mark like a arrow from a bow and sprinted in a manner that brought rounds of applause from the crowd. They broke even on the 50 yard mark, but the Digger daughter having excess amount of corpulent baggage lost two yards in the home run.
Piute Mary gained the prize of $2.50, incidentally she gained the object of her affection. The two sped away for a magistrates office and will gain the necessary papers with the race funds. Mollie sulked away to her wigwam and will resume the trade of basket making. The fact that the mated couple are of the same tribe caused much hilarity among the Piutes. It is said that the young squaws have been bitter rivals in various courtships and that they have tried out numerous athletic stunts to convince the "prospects" of their ability to carry the better part of the domestic burden. - Fresno Republican.
PAINE-ROWLAND July 9, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
The marriage of Robert L. PAINE and Mrs. M. I. ROWLAND will be solemnized at the home of the latter on Tuesday evening July 12th, 1910.
ELLIS-SHIMER & VISHER- MERINO July 9, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Chas. A. ELLIS and Hazel A. SHIMER both of Coulterville, and Dennis C. VISCHER of Stockton, and Louisa J. MERINO of Hornitos, were given licenses to marry by County Clerk GALLISON last Saturday.
HAWKINS-DOCKER July 9, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Rev. W. D. HAWKINS, pastor of the Methodist Church in Mariposa and Mrs. Lucretia S. DOCKER of Berkeley were married in Fresno Wednesday. They arrived in Mariposa Thursday evening and were tendered a reception on their arrival by the members of the Ladies Aid. The Gazette extends the usual congratulations.
LISHER, Leonard L. July 16, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A press dispatch from Yosemite Valley says: Leonard L. LISHER of Napa fell 75 feet from a tree on July 11th and received injuries which caused his death two hours later in the United States army hospital. The fall was the result of an argument between young LISHER and a companion as to which could climb highest, when the former lost his hold and dropped to the ground.
ANDREAS, Antonio July 16, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Antonio ANDREAS, an inmate of the county hospital died last Wednesday. He was formerly a resident of Indian Gulch.
BATES, A. W. July 16, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Just before going to press word reached Mariposa that A. W. BATES had died at his home near Hornitos. Typhoid fever was the cause of death.
MEYER-CLARK July 16, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Sonoma.
George MEYER joined the benediots last night when he was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Marion CLARK. The ceremony was performed by Judge G. W. NICOL at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frank RALPH south of Sonora. The bride is a native of Mariposa county, a well refined young lady and highly esteemed by her many friends. The groom was born and raised in Sonora. He has the qualities of an honest, hard-working man and is respected by all who know him. They will make their future home here. May their married life be one of happiness and prosperity is the wish of the Times.- Sonora Times.
ELDREDGE-CORDOZA July 16, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
County Clerk P. J. THORNTON yesterday issued a marriage license to Irving ELDREDGE, aged 24 years, a resident of Sawyers Bar, Siskiyou county, and Mary A. CORDOZA, aged 26 years, a resident of Indian Gulch, Mariposa county; Both are natives of California. Judge J. J. GRIFFIN performed the ceremony this morning which united the couple, and Mr. and Mrs. ELDREDGE left on the 11:25 Southern Pacific for the home of the groom.- Merced Sun, July 7.
PAINE-ROWLAND July 16, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
PAINE ROWLAN Nuptials.
The marriage of Robert Lee PAINE and
Mariam Isabl ROWLAND was solemnized at the home of the bride on Bullion
street on Tuesday evening last, Rev. C. H. REYBURN pronouncing the
that bind "until death do us part."
The wedding was unostentatious and a private affair, only the relatives of the bride and groom being present.
Mr. PAINE for the past sixteen years has been under-sheriff of Mariposa county, and has filled the office to the entire satisfaction of his superior officer, Sheriff R. A. PROUTY, and the public generally. Also during part of these years he has been a trusted messenger of Wells-Fargo Company. He is a native of Mariposa county, a steady and trustworthy man, and has a host of friends who will be glad to hear of the union.
The bride is a native daughter of Mariposa, and comes from one of the oldest and most highly respected families of the county, her parents being the late Mr. and Mrs. Winslow GALLISON who were among the first settlers of Mariposa.
For the past year the bride hs been postmistress and express agent in Mariposa and has shown marked ability in the carrying on of the offices.
Mr. and Mrs. PAINE will occupy the cottage which has been the home of the bride for a number of years.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee PAINE have the best wishes of all Mariposa county's people and the Gazette wishes them a long and happy life of wedded bliss.
CLAYNOR, Henry July 23, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Henry CLAYNOR, the aged father of Mrs. Frank HERBECK, died at the home of the latter last Thursday. The remains were shipped to Forest Hill, Placer county, for internment in the family plot. The deceased was a kind hearted man and was highly respected for his many noble qualities and exemplary life. His sorrowing relatives and many friends will miss him from their midst.
SALES, George July 23, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
The sad news of the death of Geo. SALES, of Montpilier, on Monday last, cast a gloom in Hunter's Valley. Just about four years ago he was married to Miss Myrtle WICKHAN, a sister of Mrs. John DULCICH of this place. who now survives him with two children. She has the sympathy of her friends here.
WALLER-SEATON July 23, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A Quiet Wedding.
A marriage license was issued today
A. B. WALLER, a native of Connecticut, aged 32 years, and Anna SEATON,
a native of California, aged 20 years. Both are residents of Raymond.
The young couple were united in marriage this afternoon by Rev. G. A. WHITE. The bride is a daughter of J. SEATON of Mariposa county, and Mr. WALLER is a well known business man of Raymond.- Madera Tribune.
HOGUE-GOODRICH July 30, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A. HOGUE, formerly a resident of Mariposa, where he conducted a general merchandise store, but now of Bay Point, Cal., was married in San Francisco on the 14th. inst. to Miss Nellie GOODRICH of that city.
BRIGHT-HASKELL July 30, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Married at Jamestown.
On Friday, July 22, 1910, at the parlors of the City Hall, Sonora, Rev. W. A. JOHNS united in marriage Henry A. BRIGHT and Hattie E. HASKELL, both of the Corner district. After a honeymoon to the coast they will make their home in Merced. Bride and groom have many friends who wish them joy and happiness.- Jamestown Magnet.
McCREADY, Henry C. July 30, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A Pioneer Dead.
Henry C. McCREADY a well known Mariposa county pioneer, but for many years past in the marble business at Sonora, died at Lanes Hospital, San Francisco, Saturday last, aged 66 years. He leaves a widow and three children. Mr. McCREADY was a brother of Mrs. Winslow GALLISON and Mrs. Cal FARNSWORTH both now deceased.
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DeMOSS- Near Darrah, August 1, 1910, to the wife of R. W. DeMOSS, a son.
FARNSWORTH- Near Mariposa, August 1, 1910, to the wife of T. M. FARNSWORTH, a daughter.
SANCHES- Near Mt. Gaines, July 27, 1910, to the wife of Abe SANCHES, a daughter.
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Born August 13, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
BARNETT- In Madera, August 3, 1910, to the wife of J. H. BARNETT, a daughter.
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Married August 20, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
STEELE-CASTRO- In Mariposa, Cal. August 17, 1910, by W. A. SCOTT, J. P., Lee R. STEELE and Miss Louisa CASTRO.
Born August 20, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
CATLIN- Near Mariposa, August 10, 1910, to the wife of L. D. CATLIN, a daughter.
HERN- Near Colorado, August 13, 1910, to the wife of Ed HERN, a daughter.
BONDSHU- In Mariposa, August 13, 1910, to the wife of F. A. BONDSHU, a son.
TURNER- In San Francisco, August 15, 1910, to the wife of Arthur R. TURNER, a son.
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Born August 27, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
UTTER- In Madera, Cal., August 24, 1910, to the wife of W. C. UTTER, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
GORDO-CARDOZA August 6, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
John GORDO of Indian Gulch, Mariposa county, and Nora CARDOZA of Atwater, were married this afternoon at 1 o'clock by Judge J. J. GRIFFIN. They left on the Southern Pacific passenger train No. 7 for San Francisco, where they will enjoy a short honeymoon trip. Mr. GORDO is a well known young man of Mariposa county and his bride was one of Atwater's charming young ladies. They will make their home in Indian Gulch.- Merced Sun, Aug. 1.
BRYANT, Orville Grant August 6, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Word was received here yesterday that Orville Grant BYRANT died in Coulterville, Thursday, from heart failure.
BRYANT, Orville Grant August 13, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Orville Grant BYRANT, a native of Ohio, 52 years of age, was found dead last Thursday morning in his room at the Hotel Jeffery. A coroner's jury was summoned and a verdict of heart failure was rendered. The deceased had been a resident here for many years and was highly respected in the community. He was a second cousin of William Jennings BRYANT of whom he bore a striking resemblance. By the death of Mr. BRYANT a loving son and daughter suffer the loss of a kind father, the community looses an upright citizen and his associates a congenial and learned friend. His funeral was held on Friday afternoon and was in the Coulterville cemetery.
DETTLEBACH, Ernest August 13, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Ernest DETTLEBACH, a resident of Modesto, died in that city on the evening of August 3d. Mr. DETTLEBACH was an old time resident of Mariposa. He conducted a general merchandise store here during the early days. He was 69 years of age at the time of his death.
PALMER, Mrs. Jane August 20, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. PALMER Passes Away.
Jane PALMER, wife of Supervisor F. C.
PALMER, died at the Palmer home in Chowchilla district, Tuesday, August
17th, 1910, after suffering a stroke of apoplexy. The funeral will be
from the family residence to-day, August 20th. Internment in the family
plot. Mrs. PALMER was aged 57 years and a native of England. She came
Mariposa when a girl, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon UREN,
moving to Merced where she was married to Mr. PALMER. The deceased had
many friends who will regret her death. Besides a sorrowing husband he
leaves a large family of sons and daughters to mourn her death.
Mr. PALMER had had his share of sorrow within the past three months. First his brother died, then a son and now a loving wife has passed away. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in this their hour of sorrow.
PALMER, Mrs. Jane August 27, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Burial of Mrs. PALMER.
The remains of the late Mrs. Jane
wife of Supervisor PALMER were laid to rest in the family plot at
on the afternoon of Saturday, the 20st. Besides sorrowing relatives, a
large number of truly sympathetic friends were present to pay the last
sad tribute to a lady whose many noble qualities had so fondly endeared
her to all. Rev. C. K. WESTFALL preached the funeral sermon and in
and pathetic words impressed his auditors with a realization of the
and irreparable loss sustained not only by the grief-stricken family
by her many friends and neighbors as well. Among those who attended the
funeral were: Wm. UREN, a brother of deceased, of Santa Cruz; Mrs. A.
MEDLEN, a sister, of San Francisco; Miss Sarah E. PALMER, a daughter,
Oakland; Miss VOGELSANG, of Oakland, a friend of the family, Joe KING
Clyde JONES, both of Le Grand, were also among the attendants at the
mrs. PALMER in life was a great lover of flowers, and the floral
at the funeral were profuse and beautiful.
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BLACK- Near Hornitos, Sept. 2, 1910, to the wife of H. N. BLACK, a daughter.
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Died September 24, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
CORCORAN- In San Francisco, Sept. 16, 1910, John Clarence, son of J. H. and Mary K. CORCORAN, and brother of Eugene CORCORAN, a native of Mariposa, aged 9 years and 3 months.
Born September 24, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
LEATHERS- At Mormon Bar, Sept. 19, 1910, to the wife of S. LEATHERS, a daughter.
McELLIGOTT- In Mariposa, September 22, 1910, to the wife of James P. McELLIGOTT, a daughter.
EGENHOFF- At East Bay
Oakland, September 19, 1910, to the wife of Wm. D. EGENHOFF, a
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
HILLIARD, Miner September 3, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Miner HILLIARD, a native of Canada, 79 years of age, died at his home at Kinsley last Saturday morning, after an illness extending over a period of several years. The deceased was well known here and highly respected, being a sober, honest and industrious man of an exemplary character. He is survived by a loving wife, two sons, Preston and Wm. HILLIARD, and one daughter, Mrs. Daisy THOMAS. The remains were interred Monday in the Dudley cemetery and a large concourse of people was present to pay the last tribute of respect to their departed friend.
KNOWLES, F. W. September 3, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
F. W. KNOWLES, a well known resident of Darrah, was brought to the county hospital Tuesday suffering from general debility. He died the following day and was buried Thursday.
JONES, Mrs. J. J. September 10, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. JONES, wife of J. J. JONES a prominent farmer near Le Grand died last Thursday, aged 57 years. The husband and several sons and daughters survive. Internment was in the Plainsburg cemetery. -Star.
DRUMMOND-BRYSON September 10, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Fresno Wednesday to Robert L. DRUMMOND and Miss Olive BRYSON. The couple were married the same day by Judge SMITH of Fresno.
WARD, Mrs. Mattie M. September 10, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH OF MRS. WARD
A Former Mariposan, She passes Away in Washington.
Mrs. Mattie M. WARD was born in
Mariposa, California, Nov. 21, 1951; died in Goldendale, August 7,
at the age of 58 years, 9 months and 6 days. In July, 1878, in San Lois
Obispo, Cal., she was married to W. H. WARD, and in the following year
they arrived in Goldendale, which has been her home for the past 30
Mrs. WARD leaves four children and her husband and a large circle of friends to mourn her absence. Mrs. WARD was raised in the established church of England, being in our country the Episcopal church.
It was the writer's fortune to be well acquainted with Mrs. WARD, having known her for thirty years. She was a woman that was loved by all who knew her. She was one of the very best neighbors that the people of Goldendale ever had. Let a case of sickness be reported and she was always there to say a cheerful word and extend a helping hand, and indeed, it is pitiable to think her eyes are closed and the hush of eternity wraps her round.
Life was very sweet to her; she loved it for the joy it gave her to make others happy; loved it for the generous hopes that warmed her soul and held the promise of triumphs, honest triumphs, to come before her eyes.
Its hard to think of the stoppage of that life when in full career; it is with heavy ears that her friends will recall her name and all her splendid traits.
Peace to her, may the tired head rest on the pillow, to which no troubled dreams come and the waking from which which in that dawn which has no clouds, but which is aureoled with everlasting peace.
The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from the family residence, Rev. W. H. JONES, of the Presbyterian church, preaching a very impressive sermon. Every business house in town was closed during the hour of her funeral, our people wishing to pay respect to the deceased and her family.
The Eastern Star, the Masons and K. of P. lodges marched in a body to the home and also to the cemetery, the Eastern Star Lodge, of which Mrs. WARD was an active member, having services at the grave.
PIERCE, Nellie September 17, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Last Friday evening, about
a short distance above town, the team driven by Rev. Wm. PIERCE took
and ran away ant the occupants, Mr. PIERCE and his sixteen year old
Miss Nellie, were thrown out, the latter meeting with almost instant
The sad news spread quickly and caused feelings of the deepest regret
the community as the young lady had made many friends during her short
residence here and her early death is greatly deplored.
Nellie May PIERCE was born in Riverside county, Cal., July 5, 1894, and spent a large part of her life in the towns of Tuolumne and Jacksonville and from those whose pleasure it was to have known her intimately come words of the highest praise. The sweetness and gentleness of her nature left their stamp upon her continence and her's was a face not soon to be forgotten. Her character, made strong and beautiful by her deep religious convictions and her careful early training was one that as years were added might have become a power for good in the community, but God willed otherwise and, for her, life's tasks are ended before they begun. Her funeral was held here Sunday, Rev. Kenna of Fresno and Rev. WESTFALL of Tuolumne conducting the services. People had gathered far and near to pay their last tribute of respect and hers was one of the largest and saddest funerals held here for many years. Scarcely an eye was dry among that large assemblage as they waited for the grave to close upon all that remained of Nellie PIERCE, "so young, so beautiful and so good." She is survived by her father and brother, her mother having preceded her many years ago.
RALSTON, Mrs. Ella M. September 17, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Ella RALSTON, a native of Coulterville and about 44 years of age, died this morning at her home in San Francisco, after a long and painful illness which she bore with admirable patience and resignation. Mrs. RALSTON was a daughter of Mrs. CAMMISSIONA and a sister of Mrs. L. PARKER of Coulterville and they and other bereaved relatives have the sincere sympathy of the community in their grief. One daughter, Lillian, is left to mourn the loss od a devoted mother and may He who does all things wisely comfort her in this hour of sorrow.
MERRITT, Samuel September 17, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Salt Lake.
A special dispatch to the
San Francisco Chronicle, from Salt Lake City, Utah, under the date of
"Samuel A. MERRITT, County Clerk and Public Administrator of Mariposa county, Cal., a member of the Assembly for two years and of the Senate six years in that State in the sixties, died here to-day of general debility, aged 83 years. In 1871 he was elected delegate to the forty-second Congress from Idaho. When the Liberal party carried Salt Lake City, he was appointed City Attorney and was later made a member of the Democratic National Committee. In January, 1894, he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the territory of Utah. At the time of his death he was mentally unbalanced, the result od a street-car accident in 1904. He was a native of Virginia.
Sam MERRITT was of the south, a Virginian, well educated, and a leader of men. He was proud yet plain, brave but not boastful. While a resident of Mariposa, although it was during the exciting times of the civil war, he commanded the respect of all, whether friends or enemies. He was a leading citizen and took great interest and an active part in all affairs of a public nature. All old Mariposans will hear of his death with regret.
CAVAGNARO-JOHNSON September 24, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Stockton Saturday last to Charles B. CAVAGNARO of Hornitos and Nora G. JOHNSON of Keokuk, Iowa.
CORCORAN, Johnny September 24, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died in San Rafael.
The sad news was recieved here Friday of last week the Johnny CORCORAN had passed away in San Francisco that day. The word was received with sadness by all, especially his little play mates who had attended school with last term. He was the son of ex-County Clark and Mrs. J. H. CORCORAN now residents of San Rafael, and a grand son of Judge and Mrs. J. M. CORCORAN of Mariposa. The little fellow had resided with his grand parents here and will be greatly missed by them. Peace be to his ashes.
CORCORAN, Johnny September 24, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
of San Rafael, were pained by the news of the death of their little
John, on Friday last in San Francisco, and sympathize with them in
deep sorrow. He was a perfect little gentleman, polite, kind and
to a fault. All who knew him loved him. We are sorry to have to part
him from our midst, as there is room for many such. He has gone
leaving sorrowing parents and aunts to mourn him.
He seemed to know he was not going to recover and he won the love of all his nurses by his patience in suffering and his beautiful faith in the future life.
"May there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of time and place,
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my pilot face to face,
When I have crost the bar."
One Who Knew Him.
Berkeley, Sept. 22, 1910.
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DONOVAN- In Fresno, September 17, 1910, to the wife of J. Eugene DONOVAN, a son.
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Born October 8, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
WARE- In Mariposa, October 5, 1910, to the wife of Alfred WARE, a daughter.
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Born October 22, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
TRESIDDER- In Mt. Bullion, October 16, 1910, to the wife of Martin TRESIDDER, a son.
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Died October 29, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
HOUGHTON- In San Francisco, Oct. 25,
1910, Fred S. HOUGHTON, husband of Eliza HOUGHTON and son F. T. and N.
J. HOUGHTON, a native of Oakland, aged 46 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
GANNS, Mrs. Catherine October 1, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Fresno.
Mrs. Catherin GANNS died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dora KERNS, at Fourth and Mono streets in East Fresno. The funeral will take place from Stephens & Bean's undertaking parlor at 10 o'clock tomorrow forenoon. Mrs. GANNS was a native of Illinois, aged 87, and she died from complications following injuries in an accident which befell her at Los Angeles. She had a fall from a train while alighting at Spring street station, was injured in the hip and had a foot crushed. The accident took place nearly four months ago and gangrene set in. Mrs. GANNS was a widow and is survived by sisters Mrs. Mary MORROW and Mrs. Margaret WATKINS of Los Angelese, a son George GANNS of Phoenix, Arizona, two sons, Monroe EUBANKS and James Marion EUBANKS of Mariposa and the married daughter here with whom she had made her home.- Fresno Republican, Sept. 27.
MADDOX-SQUIRE October 1, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Morley M. MADDOX and Miss Mary Louise SQUIRE, both of Visalia, were married in that city September 21st. Mr. MADDOX is a native of Mariposa a son of Ben M. MADDOX, and editor of the Tulare Times. The young lady is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. W. SQUIRE of Visalia.
QUY, Ah October 8, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Ah QUY, a well known and eccentric character, died at Red Cloud Monday night at an advanced age.
CAVAVNARO reception October 8, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Reception at Hornitos.
Quite the prettiest reception of the
season was given to Mr. and Mrs. C. B. CAVAGNARO on their return to
from their wedding tour last Saturday evening. The ladies of Hornitos
on the happy couple and greeted them with songs which were appreciated
by Mr. and Mrs. CAVAGNARO. After receiving best wishes and
from the visitor's the beautiful wedding and brides cake was cut and
with confectionery and other refreshments, after which the ladies said
good night. Then came the men and boys with the usual firing of guns
the well known tin can serenade which was welcomed and the participants
were graciously received by the newly married couple. After the usual
the guests were treated royally with an abundance of cake,
and other refreshments until "good night and pleasant dreams" was said.
About 1:30 a.m. a body of men pleasantly surprised the couple by serenading them with beautiful singing. They were welcomed and received with pleasure by Mr. and Mrs. CAVAGNARO. After greetings and congratulations, refreshment were served and enjoyed by all present. On retiring "Good night" was sung leaving a lasting impression of true friendship and appreciation.
Many were the beautiful gifts received by Mr. and Mrs. CAVAGNARO.
An elegant dinner was given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. CAVAGNARO Sunday evening by their sister, Miss Rose M. CAVAGNARO. The toasts that were given and responded to were fitting and very appropriate for the occasion.
CATHEY, William P. October 15, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death of W. P. CATHEY.
William P. CATHEY, a native of
and 72 years old, died at his home in Jerseydale on the 10th inst., and
his remains were interred in the family plot at Cathey's Valley on the
Mr. CATHEY had long been a resident of this county where he was permanently identified with its interests. He was an enterprising and industrious citizen and his death can be regarded in no other light than a severe loss to the county as well as to his relatives and friends.
Death followed a long and painful illness with Bright's disease, and which was borne with a brave fortitude and he was resigned to death which he knew must inevitably follow his affliction.
Mr. CATHEY is survived by four children, Andrew, Mark, Curd and Mary, two brothers, N. L. and A. M. CATHEY, residents of Cathey's Valley.
HOWETH, birth October 15, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. HOWETH are receiving congratulations over the arrival of a son, whose birth occurred Wednesday night.
CROOP-RYAN October 22, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON on the 17th inst., to Peter S. CROOP of Merced and Miss Mamie RYAN of Cathey's valley.
ROMERO, Pablo October 22, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Pablo ROMERO, an old Mexican, inmate of the county hospital, died in that institution Friday of last week. His home prior to the time of removal to the hospital was Indian Gulch.
EDDY, Henry October 22, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Yosemite.
Henry EDDY, more familiarly known as "Harry" EDDY, died in Yosemite Valley during the early part of last week. Mr. EDDY had been suffering from failing health for a long time and the shock caused from the kick of a horse that he was handling was too great for his weakened condition to stand and death was the result. The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania and about 54 years of age and unmarried. He was well known in this and Tuolumne counties where he followed the occupation of common laborer and prospector, and not unlike other old time prospectors, was at times in affluent but generally in straightened circumstances. In the early 80's while the mining discoveries in Tioga district were exciting and attracting hundreds of prospectors, he was one of the first to reach the new district and succeeded in locating some of the most promising claims, but which later proved to be of little value, and the hope of fortune for Mr. EDDY, as well as many others was blasted.
WILLIAMS-PROWSE October 22, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. Ernest WILLIAMS, son of Mr. and Mrs. William WILLIAMS of Hunter's Valley and Miss Irene PROUSE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel PROWSE of Mt. Bullion, were united in marriage Saturday last in Merced, the Rev. James Miles WEBB officiating. Both of the young contracting parties are well and favorably known in this part of the county and have the best wishes of all for a happy married life.
NOCE, birth October 22, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
The stork was in town Thursday last week and as a result of his visit a fine baby boy is being royally welcomed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip NOCE.
DEATSCH-BROWNING October 22, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Popular Couple Wed.
One of those occasional weddings
everybody approves of occurred in Phoenix on Sunday afternoon
the principals in this affair being Wm. E. DEATSCH and Miss Josephine
both of Wickenburg. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Jas. E.
presiding elder of the M. E. Church South, at the parsonage and
witnessed by a number of intimate friends of the contracting parties.
and Mrs. DEATSCH returned on the even-train and took up their permanent
residence in Wickenburg.
Mr. DEATSCH has been connected with the Brayton Commercial Co. during the past two years and is one of the rising young business men of the town. When the municipal government was organized a few week ago he was one of the men selected by Governor SLOAN as alderman-at-large, and he has always taken a sincere and public spirited interest in the affairs of the town.
Wickenburg never had a more charming or popular young lady than Miss BROWNING. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. BROWNING, of Chanute, Kansas, and for three successive years has been chosen as the primary teacher in the Wickenburg public schools, where she has endeared herself to the children of the town, as well as to the patrons of the school.
While the engagement of the popular couple was a matter of public knowledge, it had been generally supposed that the wedding would not occur until early next summer. However, Miss BROWNING'S 22d birthday happened to occur Sunday, nd her affianced prevailed upon her to call it "skidoo" as far as her single life was concerned.
If Mr. and Mrs. DEATSCH are favored with one-half the blessings that this community wishes them their married life will certainly be a long, happy and prosperous one. - Wickenburg, (Ariz.) Miner, Oct. 15.
FISK-DIEHL October 22, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
To be Wedded.
John J. FISK, who is in the service of the Government as a ranger, was in Mariposa Thursday and served a license to wed Miss Ruby A. DIELH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. DIELH, also of Red Cloud. The wedding ceremony will be a public affair and held in the I. O. O. F. hall, in Coulterville, on the evening of Sunday, October 23d. Following the nuptials of these popular young people a honeymoon trip will be taken for a couple of weeks after which Mr. FISK and bride will take up their residence in Kern county, where Mr. FISK has been assigned for duty in the forestry service.
FISK-DIELH October 29, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
On Sunday evening October 23, a pretty wedding was solemnized in I. O. O. F. hall, which served as temporary place of worship for the Methodist congregation of Coulterville, when Miss Ruby A. DIELH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. DIELH of Greeley Hill became the bride of John J. FISK. The hall was tastefully decorated for the occasion and was filled to its capacity with the friends and relatives of the contracting parties. Promptly at 9 o'clock the bridal party entered and to the strains of a popular wedding march walked to the bower of blossoms where the impressive service was read with which they were united " till death do them part." Rev. Wm. PIERCE was the officiating clergyman. The bride was gowned in an elaborate and beautiful gown of messaline satin and carried a bouquet of exquisite flowers. She was attended by her cousin, Miss Gladys BRYANT of San Jose, who looked charming in a becoming gown of pale blue silk. Wm. ELLIS of Coulterville was best man. The bride is a bright and lovable girl and has many warm friends in this community where her family has resided for some years past. For the groom, genial, warm-hearted Johnny FISK, words of praise are uncalled for. Born and raised in this community as he has been we can safely say that enemies he has not and his hosts of friends rejoice that his choice of a life partner has evidently been a wise one. Following the ceremony and congratulations the bridal party and relatives of the two parties repaired to the Hotel Jeffery where a sumptuous supper was enjoyed before the departure of the young couple for Bagby whence they boarded the train for Bakersfield, their future home. Before their departure from Coulterville the Coulterville Concert Band greeted them with some enjoyable selections and the never failing tin can brigade was also on hand to bid them a lively farewell.
HOUGHTON, Fred S. October 29, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Rather than face a charge of passing
a spurious check upon a San Jose saloon keeper, Fred S. HOUGHTON,
a Southern Pacific conductor on the San Jose and San Francisco run,
suicide Tuesday in a lodging house at 391 Fifth street. HOUGHTON fired
three shots into his head from a revolver.
HOUGHTON was a member of Division 404, Order of Railway Employees of Oakland. He left two notes to the Coroner, one to the effect that the act was deliberate and the second telling directing that his wife, who lives at 94 Wine street, San Jose, be notified of his death by telephone and that all his effects be given her, that she might collect his life insurance.
Word of the suicide was telephoned to the southern station, and Policeman A. J. WINZLER and M. J. WHELTON broke into the room. The body was stretched on the floor, with the revolver at its side. HOUGHTON lived in San Jose for many years.- S. F. Call.
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RODGERS- In Stockton, October 25, 1910, Sarah J. ROGERS, mother of Adel, Loula, Nettie and Dizian RODGERS and Mrs. Eleanor LOGAN and sister Mrs. Mary Ann HALL, J. R. QUIVERS and Manuel QUIVERS of Stockton, a native of Virginia, aged 64 years, 10 months and 27 days.
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McCALL- In Merced, Nov. 19, 1910, to
the wife of Fred McCALL, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
ROBINSON, Geo. November 5, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Sherlocks.
Geo. H. ROBINSON, a native of Ireland, aged 83 years, died at his home in the Sherlock district, Thursday last and was buried in the Masonic cemetery in Mariposa yesterday. The deceased was a Mason and the funeral was conducted under the auspices of the local lodge of that order. He was a pioneer of the Sherlock district and had many friends. For several years past he has been incapacitated for active work by old age and paralysis. He leaves quite an estate.
JONES, John November 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Former Resident Dead.
John JONES, a former resident of
died at his home near French Gulch, Shasta county, last Monday evening.
The deceased had been sick for several months with chronic asthma and
death was not unexpected. He was a native of England, aged 56 years and
a miner by occupation.
Mr. JONES was a member of the Mariposa lodge of Odd Fellows and the funeral was held under the auspices of the French Gulch Lodge on Wednesday afternoon. To mourn his loss he leaves a widow and several children, among them being Joseph JONES, Mrs. Martin TRESIDDER, and Mrs. JAMES TRESIDDER of Mt. Bullion and Mrs. George A. WESTON of Sherlocks.
Deceased was well and favorably known in Mariposa and the news of his death will be received with sorrow by his many friends.
HOO, Ah November 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
An aged Chinaman, known as Ah HOO, was found dead in his cabin on Mariposa creek Tuesday. Coroner JOHNSON held an inquest upon the remains and found that he came to his death on or about the 7th day of November and that death was caused by old age. He was about 75 years old.
MENTZER, birth November 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
On Wednesday, November 2d, a son was born to the wife of Superintendent C. MENTZER, of the Merced Gold Mining and Milling Co. Mother and child are doing nicely under the care of Dr. N. I. FREIMAN, the attending physician.
CONNELL, birth November 12, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A son was born in Coulterville, Nov. 6, to the wife of John B. CONNELL. Johnnie is all smiles since he has become a proud papa.
FARNSWORTH, Henry P. November 19, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Henry P. FARNSWORTH Dead.
Henry P. FARNSWORTH, son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin FARNSWORTH, died at the family home in Mariposa,
morning last after a lingering illness of several months. The physician
gives as the cause of death, an abcess of the stomach. The deceased was
born in Mariposa forty-seven years ago and had always made this his
with the exception of a few years spent in Merced. He was a
honest man and had many friends who will be pained to hear of his
The funeral was held from the family residence yesterday at 2 p.m.
in Masonic cemetery.
The remains were followed to the grave by his relatives and a large number of friends. The deceased leaves two children, five sisters and three brothers to mourn. The children are Mrs. Isabel PECK and Clarence FARNSWORTH, both of Merced and the sisters and brothers are: Mrs. B. M. MADDUX of Visalia, Mrs. M. THOMAS of San Francisco, Mrs. Geo. E. LIND of Mariposa, Mrs. Daisy LIND Berkeley, Mrs. Frank LIND of Visalia, Thos. M. FARNSWORTH and Walter S. FARNSWORTH of Mariposa.
DeFARIA, Jose November 19, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Jose DeFARIA, a native of Portugal, and aged 72 years, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Anna ENOS, on Nov. 6. The deceased had been ill for some time so that when the end came it was not unexpected. His remains were interred at the little cemetery near what was known as Coppertown in the early 60's.
FOSTER, George November 19, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Last Saturday night Mrs. Arthur ADAMS received word by telephone of the killing of her brother, Forge FOSTER, by a car in San Francisco.
TURNER-CROWELL November 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Beulah CROWELL came up from Oakland Tuesday to be in attendance at the wedding of her brother, Clarence, to Miss Blanche TURNER.
MORRISON, Mrs. Susan November 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Santa Ana.
After a lingering illness of two
Mrs. Susan E. MORRISON died in Santa Ana, on the morning of November
1910, at 5 o'clock, at the residence of her youngest son, Walter J.
520 E. 5th Street. She was the eldest daughter of the late W. H. and
Ann TITCHENAL of Santa Ana. and widow of the late Mc Henry MORRISON,
of Santa Ana.
Susan Eliza TITCHENAL was born in Crawford county, Arkansas, near Fort Smith, May 17, 1841. Soon after her birth, with her parents, she went overland to Texas. About 1849 the family went overland through Mexico to Durango, thence across the mountains by pack train to Mazatlan, thence by sailing vessel to San Francisco, landing July 9, 1852. They came to Mariposa county in 1855 and settled in Hornitos.
December 1857, she was married to McHenry MORRISON, later, with her husband, she moved to Martinez, Contra Costa county, where they followed farming for awhile. They returned to Hornitos in 1861 and made their home at the Cottonwood Tree ranch, on Slate Gulch. In 1864 they moved to Green Valley toll house and in 1867 they moved to the D. M. POOL place, east of Hornitos. In 1868 they moved to the Elk Horn ranch, remaining there until 1883, when they moved again to the Ira VanCAMPEN ranch. In 1886 they moved again to Hornitos where they remained until the 20th of June, 1887 when they with their two sons, Charley and Walter, started for Santa Ana by wagon arriving there July 5, 1887. In 1889 they again took to the road and traveling up the coast reached Ukiah, Mendocino county.
In 1889 they returned to Santa Ana and purchased a 10 acre apricot orcharrd and followed fruit raising until the death of Mr. MORRISON.
Three years later she sold the ranch and went to Los Angeles to live with her son Walter, where she became a victim of paralysis. She was removed to Azusa, and cared for by a cousin for several months. In the mean time Walter had returned to Santa Ana and taken up residence. He moved his mother to his home and cared for her until her death.
She was laid to rest besides her husband, in Santa Ana cemetery, Saturday, November 9, 1910, at 10 o'clock a.m. She leaves to mourn her death the following sons: Wm. J. MORRISON, McHenry Morrison Jr., and Walter J. MORRISON of Santa Ana; Charles G. MORRISON of Los Angeles; John B. MORRISON, of Hornitos, and an only brother, J. J. TETCHENAL, of Santa Ana. At the time of her death she was 69 years and 6 months old. Santa Ana, Nov. 21,1910.
WESTFALL, Joel J. November 26, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Joel WESTFALL Dead.
Joel WESTFALL, died Sunday morning at
Smithville, at the home of his son J. R. WESTFALL, of disease incident
to old age. He was for a number of years a resident of California. He
at the advanced age of 94 years. Funeral services were held at the home
on monday at 1 p.m., by Rev. M. McNEIL, and internment was made in the
WESTFALL burying ground near Smithville, under the auspices of the
- Ritchie (W. Va.) Standart.
Joel WESTFALL was for many years a prominent citizen of this county and a resident of Darrah. He served as a member of the Board of Supervisors for about sixteen years, representing the Fifth district. About six years ago he sold his property in this county and left for the home of his son in West Virginia to spend his remaining days.
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STEWART- In Fresno, December 6, 1910, to the wife of Geo. AA. STEWART, a son.
DUARTE- In Monterey, Nov. 25, 1910, to the wife of Louis DUARTE, a son. [Mrs., DUARTE was formerly Miss Constance STEELE of Merced Falls. She is a daughter of L. R. STEELE of the Gazette force.]
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HART-LOWRIE- In Mariposa, December 21, 1910, by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO, Lawrence L. HART and Miss Myrtle LOWRIE, both of Mariposa.
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Married December 31, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
PROUTY-JOHNSON- In stockton, December 24, 1910, by Rev, J. W. LUNDY, Lee E. PROUTY and Alma JOHNSON, both of Waterford, Stanislaus county.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
BROWN BARRNETT December 3, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The wedding of Walter Melvin BROWN
Miss Annie Josephine BARNETT occurred at 3:30 o'clock yesterday
at the beautiful residence of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Rev. Jonathan NICHOLAS of the Episcopal church officiated, while the
party was stationed under a canopy of smilax and bridesmaid roses,
from a lover's knot of white satin ribbon. The house was simple but
decorated for the occasion in smilax and chrysanthemums, the color
of pink and white being carried out even in refreshments served after
ceremony. The bride was beautifully attired in a tailor suit of
shade, and wore a picture hat, while the groom wore the conventional
The happy couple received many beautiful wedding presents of cut glass,
silver and linen.
Walter BROWN is the well known contractor of this city, and his pretty bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. GARNETT. Both have a host of friends who wish them a happy journey through life.
Mr. and Mrs. BROWN were taken in an auto to Berenda where they took the south bound overland train for Los Angelese. When the train reached Madera a crowd of their young friends were awaiting and showered on them quantities of rice and good wishes.
Immediately after the ceremony was performed, Mr. and Mrs. BROWN stood sponsors at the christening of their young niece, Thekla Elizabeth BARNETT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. BARNETT. - Madera Tribune, Nov. 25.
Mr. BROWN was formerly a resident of Coulterville where he is much esteemed and the bride is a native of Mariposa, a niece of our townsman James BARNETT. Their Mariposa county friends wish them much joy and happiness.
CROWELL-TURNER December 3, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A very pretty wedding took place at
residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. M. E. TURNER, in Mariposa, Friday
evening, November 25, 1910, the contracting parties being Clarence V.
of Hanford, King county, and Miss Blanche H. TURNER of Mariposa. The
of the old family home where so many joyous occasions had been
was beautifully decorated for the occasion. The wedding was a private
none but relatives or very dear friends of the bride and groom being
The impressive marriage ceremony of the Methodist ritual was performed
by Rev. W. A. LINDSEY, the local Methodist minister.
The groom is a prominent young man of Hanford where he holds a remunerative position in one of the mercantile establishments. The bride is one of Mariposa county's fair native daughters well-known and highly thought of throughout the county.
After the ceremony a bountiful wedding supper was served which was highly enjoyed by the guest.
Saturday morning the happy couple departed for their future home in Hanford; bearing the well wishes of all who know them.
BROWN-BARNETT December 3, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
The wedding of Walter Melvin BROWN
Miss Annie Josephine BARNETT occurred at 3:30 yesterday afternoon, at
beautiful residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. BARNETT.
Rev. Jonathan NICHOLAS of the episcopal church officiated, while the
party was stationed under a canopy of smilax and bridesmaid roses,
from a lover's knot of white satin ribbon. The house was simple but
decorated for the occasion in smilax and chrysanthemums, the color
of pink and white being carried out in the refreshments served after
ceremony. The bride was beautifully attired in a tailor suit of
shade, and wore a picture hat, while the groom wore the conventional
The happy couple received many beautiful wedding presents of cut glass,
silver and linen.
Walter BROWN is the well known contractor of this city, and his pretty bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. BARNETT. Both have a host of friends who wish them a happy journey through life.
Mr. and Mrs. BROWN were taken in an auto to Berenda where they took the south bound overland train for Los Angeles. When the train reached Madera a crowd of their young friends were awaiting and showered on them quantities of rice and good wishes.
Immediately after the ceremony was performed, Mr. and Mrs. BROWN stood sponsors at the christening of their young niece, Thelka BARNETT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. BARNETT.- Madera Tribune, Nov. 25.
Mr. Brown was formerly a resident of Coulterville where he is much esteemed and the bride is a native of Mariposa, a niece of our townsman James BARNETT. Their Mariposa friends wish them much joy and happiness.
CATHEY-PORTRUM December 3, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Andrew CATHEY and Miss Ethel PORTRUM, both of Clovis, were married in Los Angeles, Friday, Nov. 11, 1910. Mr. CATHEY and wife arrived in Mariposa Thursday evening and will spend some time in Jerseydale.
PALMER, Frank December 3, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Frank C. PALMER, Jr., Dead.
Frank C. PALMER, Jr., son of
Frank C. PALMER, of Chowchilla died in Merced, Thursday last, as the
of an accident that occurred near Lewis that morning. The unfortunate
man was engaged in the stock-raising business and was riding at the
of the accident. In some way he was thrown from his horse and received
injuries that caused his death. Immediately after the accident he was
to a sanitarium in Merced, by his father where all that skilled
could do was done, but to no avail, for his time had come and he must
the summons. Deceased was a native of California, aged 23 years.
What makes the death of young Frank PALMER sadder to his relatives, (if such a thing can be), is that within the past year the family have lost a kind and loving mother, and a loving son and brother besides the one now dead. Mr. PALMER also recently buried a brother. The heart-broken family have the sympathy of all who know them.
The funeral will be held Sunday, Dec. 4, 1910, (tomorrow), at 12 m. Internment in family plot at Chowchilla.
VARNELL-GOSSNER December 3, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in San Francisco last Wednesday to Chas. G. VARNELL of Santa Clara and Miss Josephine GOSSNER of Merced.
PETTIS, Frank December 10, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Frank PETTIS passed away Monday morning at his home here, a victim of Consumption, with which he had been afflicted for many years. He was a native of New York and 58 years of age. Mr. PETTIS was a civil war veteran, having been a resident of Coulterville for about fifteen years and by his death the community suffers the loss of an upright, sober and industrious citizen. He is survived by a family of grown children, one of whom Frank, Jr., is a resident of this place. His funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Wm. PIERCE, of the M. E. church, officiating at the services. A large number of people were present to pay the last tribute of respect to their departed friend.
SHIMER, Irma Ageline December 10, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Irma Angeline, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arhtur SHIMER, died Friday morning at the home of her parent here, after a period of illness covering a large part of her life, the blessing of perfect health never having been hers to enjoy. The little one was born in Coulterville and was three years and eleven months old at the time of her death.
"From shortened pain to lasting joys,
Death's welcome summons called."
Irma was a bright and affectionate child and he patience endeared her to all. Left to mourn her early death are her father and mother, her little sister and brother and other relatives, and to them the sympathy of the community is extended in this their hour of sorrow. The funeral was held on Sunday from the family home and was largely attended.
JONES, Joseph December 10, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Mt. Bullion.
Joseph JONES, a former resident of Whitlock and well known in Mariposa, died at the home of his brother in law, James TRESIDDER, in Mt. Bullion, Wednesday night. Deceased had been a sufferer from consumption for several years and his death ws not unexpected. He was a miner by occupation and 36 years and 11 months of age. He leaves to mourn his demise a mother, Mrs. John JONES of Shasta county; three sisters, Mrs. Martin TRESIDDER and Mrs. James TRESIDDER of Mt. Bullion, and Mrs. George A. WESTON of Sherlock, besides several chhildren. The funeral was held yesterday at 1 p.m. Internment in Mariposa public cemetery.
PALMER, Frank December 10, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Funeral of Frank Palmer, Jr.
The funeral of the late Frank C. PALMER, Jr., son of supervisor PALMER, who was killed at Lewis Thursday of last week by being thrown from a horse, was held at the family residence in the Chowchilla district, Sunday last. Rev. C. K. WESTFALL conducted the services and appropriate hymns were sung. The funeral was largely attended by the young man's neighbors and many friends of the family from a distance were present. The remains were carried from the home to the family cemetery by six of his friends and laid with his loved ones who had gone before. Rev. Mr. WESTFALL made a few brief remarks at the grave.
WILSON-McCOY December 10, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Fresno.
Mrs. Louisa McCOY and son, Grover McCOY, and James WILSON, all of Merced Falls, passed through Merced yesterday enroute to Fresno, where Mrs. McCOY and Mr. WILSON were quietly married yesterday afternoon. They planned the trip to Fresno in order to keep the matter of their marriage a secret from their many friends in the Merced river district, but the friends were "wise" to the move and a joyous reception awaits Mr. and Mrs. WILSON upon their return to the falls. Merced Sun, Dec. 6.
COVEL, Fred December 17, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Fred J. COVEL passed away late last Saturday night at the home of his parents in San Francisco, death being the result of diabetes, from which he had been a sufferer for some months past. The deceased as born in Coulterville March 11, 1906, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James M. COVEL, former residents of this place, but who have taken up a permanent residence in San Francisco. Freddy was a gentle and lovable child, idolized by his parents and a general favorite with his playmates and associates. His remains were brought to Coulterville Monday to the home of relatives and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Catholic church, Rev. Father KEARNY, the pastor, officiating. A beautiful and appropriate discourse was rendered by the Rev. Father touching on the contrast between life beyond the eternal shores and that endured in this vale of tears and the words so eloquently spoken could not have failed to bring comfort to the grief stricken parents, who were about to consign again one of the treasures of their household to the tomb. A touching sight indeed, was the presence of his little playmates during his life here, who acted as honorary pall bearers. They were: David NOCE, James CANOVA, Jr., James PHILLIPS, Peter JOHNSON, Jr., and Mevyn WIVELL. The floral offerings, which were many and beautiful, bore mute testimony of the love which his angelic life had inspired during the few short years he spent on earth.
ANDREWS, James Eddy December 17, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Killed While at Play.
The remains of the late James Eddy
who was killed while at play in San Francisco, will arrive on this
train and will be taken to the residence of Frank HOOPER on East
street. Mrs. HAMRICJK, mother of the lad, will accompany the remains
the city. The circumstances surrounding the boys death are peculiar and
unusual. While playing cowboys and Indians with a youthful comrade he
fatally injured when he collided with his little friend as he was
at full speed. He lived two days after the accident.
The boys on Friday afternoon were playing in the big yard in the rear of the dead boy's home, the emulation of Buffalo Bill and Rain-in-the-face being their favorite diversion. The ANDREW'S boy was hiding behind some boxes when he was discovered by his friend, and started to run around the building with the other boy in pursuit. In an effort to trick each other, each changed the direction of his flight when hidden by a corner of the house, and as a result they collided at fulll tilt, their heads striking. James ANDREWS apparently recovered in a few moments and went into the house. Later he complained of a violent headache and the day following he became violently ill.
Alarmed the mother of the boy took him to the Central Emergency Hospital, where Dr. HARRIS heard the story of the accident, and prepared to examine the boy. Before the surgeons could begin, however, James sank back into the arms of his mother unconscious. As soon as he looked over the patient Dr. HARDER pronounced him dead. Death was due to a fractured skull.
Half fainting, the mother was borne from the hospital by her husband and taken to her home. -Nevada City Transcript, Dec. 6th.
James Eddy ANDREWS, the deceased boy, was a native of Mariposa, he being the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Elisha ANDREWS, former residents of this town. It will be remembered that Mr. ANDREWS, the father, while at work in the Mariposa mine several years ago, drilled into a "missed" hole which caused an explosion and he had the misfortune of losing the sight of both eyes. The family then left Mariposa and for some time their home was in Nevada City.
PERRIN, George Jean December 17, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Death From Pneumonia.
George Jean PERRINS, well known in
around Bear Valley, died at the home of John L. McLEAN on Lyon's Gulch,
near Mt. Bullion, on Thursday of this week, pneumonia being the cause
death. The deceased was a native of France, 72 years of age and a miner
The funeral was held yesterday afternoon the internment being made in burying ground near Mt. Bullion. Coroner JOHNSON was summoned and took charge of the remains.
FISK, Birth December 24, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A son was born recently to the wife of Wm. FISK at Greeley Hill.
HART-LOWRIE December 24, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
At 11 o'clock on Wednesday of this
at the home of the bride's parents on Jessie street in Mariposa,
L. HART and Miss Myrtle A. LOWRIE were united in marriage by Hon. J. J.
TRABUCCO, Judge of our Superior Court.
The bride is the second daughter of our well known townspeople, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. LOWRIE, and is a charming young lady who enjoys the friendship of a large number of acquaintances.
Mr. HART, the groom, is a prosperous farmer and stockraiser of Sebastopol and is likewise well known and popular. He, like his bride, is a native of Mariposa county, and has lied here during his entire life.
None but immediate members of the families of the contracting parties were present at the nuptial ceremony and the happy young couple left shortly afterward for a honeymoon trip that will include San Francisco. They take with them the well wishes of the Gazette for a happy and prosperous union.
CANOVA, birth December 31, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Born- Saturday, December 24, 1910, to the wife of James CANOVA of Coulterville a son.
EUBANKS-GARNET December 31, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced this week to Louis T. EUBANKS of Lewis, Mariposa county, and Cora T. GARNET of Le Grand, Merced county.
REEDY-KAPHART December 31, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
A wedding of interest to people of this place was that which occurred last week in Modesto, the contracting parties being Miss Helen KAPHART of Angela and Clarence F. REEDY of Coulterville. The grooms is a member of one of Mariposa county's prominent families and is a young man of good habits and sterling worth. He is the eldest son of Mrs. T. REEDY and the late A. J. REEDY, and is a native of Mariposa county where a large part of his life has been spent. The pretty bride is a young lady of pleasing personality and his scores of friends whenever she is known. The happy groom deserves the congratulations of his friends for the wisdom of his choice. The young couple have each been residents of La Grange for some time past where Mr. REEDY has remunerative employment. Their future home will be in that pleasant foothill town. Mr. and Mrs. REEDY are spending a part of their honeymoon here where the groom is being welcomed by his hosts of friends and his charming bride is winning new ones.
LEWIS, Fred L. December 31, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
Died In Stockton.
After an illness of several months
L. LEWIS died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Annie LEWIS, in Stockton
on Monday of this week. Consumption, of which the deceased was a
was the cause of death. He was a native of Mariposa county and 26
4 months and 23 days of age.
Besides his mother, to mourn his demise, he leaves three sisters, Mrs. Alice SMITHERS and Mrs. Henry McNALLY of Bootjack, and Miss Gertrude LEWIS and Lee Lewis of Bootjack, and Albert F. and Elmer LEWIS of Stockton.
The death of Fred LEWIS is the third death in this family from the same disease, within the past year, a sister and brother having passed to the great beyond last summer, after which the family removed to Stockton.
The funeral was held on Wednesday, internment being made at Stockton. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
COOK, J. B. December 31, 1910 Mariposa Gazette
J. B. COOK, Well-Known Hotel Man, Ends Life in Yosemite.
A shocking tragedy occurred to mar
Christmas festivities in Yosemite when J. B. COOK, on Sunday evening,
a bullet into his heart and expired almost instantly. The suicide
at 5 o'clock on Christmas evening. Ten minutes before the tragedy, Mr.
COOK was out in the street in front of his hotel playing ball with
friends. He seemed to be cheerful throughout the day, wished everyone a
merry Christmas, and passed out cigars and other little gifts to the
of the village. Leaving his companions, after playing ball he went into
his little private office. Presently a shot was heard and the porter of
the hotel rushed in and found Mr. COOK dead on the floor, with a
bullet wound in the breast, in the region of the heart. He left a note
addressed to his wife and containing the request that his friend, E. B.
JENNINGS of San Francisco, be notified, and requested to take charge of
the funeral and that the funeral be held under the auspices of the
Mr. COOK was of a nervous disposition and for a long time had suffered with severe stomach trouble, and it is thought that brooding over his ill health, temporary insanity was superinduced, which culminated in his self destruction.
The circumstances of the suicide were all the more tragic on account of the fact that his wife and daughter were entertaining a party of guests from Berkeley for the Christmas hollidays. Miss Gladys and Fred OSTRANDER, children of F. G. OSTRANDER of this city, and Miss ROse FARRELL, all of Berkeley, were the guests of Miss Majorie COOK for the Christmas season. The Christmas dinner had been enjoyed at the Sentinel hotel, and Christmas cheer seemed to abound in everyone's heart, there being o inkling of anything wrong with the host and landlord.
The remains were taken out to El
Monday and on Monday night the body was brought to Merced by special
car on the Y. V. railroad. Undertaker G. E. NORDGREN went to Yosemite
brought the remains to Merced where prepared for shipment. The body as
taken to San Francisco on the Southern Pacific this afternoon.
The funeral was held in San Francisco from the Golden Gate Commandary hall Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, under auspices of Oreintal lodge F. &A. M., of which Mr. COOK was a member. The remains will then be creamated.
J. B. COOK was born in Mariposa, was 38 years old and for years had been connected with the hotel business of Yosemite Valley. In those years he has met and entertained thousands of tourists from all over the world. His father J. J. COOK, conducted a drug store on Front street, near the Cosmopolitan saloon corner. After that the family went to Wawona and later to Yosemite, where J. J. COOK became the proprietor of the Stoneman house, the fine hotel which was burned down in 1896. After that the elder COOK took the Sentinel hotel and upon hiss death, his son, J. B. COOK, succeeded him as proprietor. Mr. COOK's home was really in Yosemite, but he spent a great deal of time in San Francisco, where he was educated. The widow and one daughter are left to mourn.-Merced Sun, Dec. 27.
Since the above was in type the following also appeared in the Sun at a later date:
The note that Mr. COOK left and which was addressed to his wife, said: " I am going to meet mother and my GOD." There were a few other sintences, begging his wife's forgiveness for the tragic act and directing her in the matter of funeral arragements.
It is the opinion in Yosemite among those who were closely identified with Mr. COOK that he contemplated suicide for some time, and it is though that the note left was written at least some hours before his death. As to the cause of his act, it is generally thought it was temporary insanity, caused by brooding over his ill health and irregularities in his business affairs which had bothered him greatly of late. A few days ago he received word that he that he would not be reappointed postmaster at Yosemite. Mr. COOK was of an extremely sensitive nature, and his loss of the postoffice, coupled with the worry over the charges of mismanagement in Yosemite, which are now under investigation by the interior department, depressed him greatly. It is not thought that financial reverses were accountable for his rash act, as well posted friends of Mr. COOK estimated him to be worth $50,000.
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