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Mariposa Gazette 1916- 1918
Mariposa Gazette 1916
*Due to privacy concerns no more birth announcements will be posted after 1915.
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Obituaries and marriage announcements.
ZEIGLER, John January 1, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
John ZEIGLER, for two seasons a clerk in the Yosemite Store, died last Wednesday in San Diego. News of his death came as a shock to Yosemite for he was liked by everyone. Lagrippe was given as the cause of death in a telegram sent to Mr. THORNTON. Death was sudden. Mr. ZEIGLER was 41 years of age. He recently returned from an extended tour through Canada, the eastern states, Pananma and Cuba.
ELLIS, Elmer Lanyon January 1, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT FOR DEPARTED BROTHER.
regular convention of
Lodge, No. 201, Knights of Pythias, held in their Castle Hall,
December 23, 1915, the following resolutions were adopted.
Whereas. It is the will and pleasure of the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, Almighty God, to remove from this earth our beloved brother, Elmer Lanyon ELLIS, who passed away Saturday, December 4th, 1915. He was a young man of sterling quality, a sincere Knight and a faithful friend. But he who rules the earth in his infinite wisdom kept the best. " God's finger touched him and he slept."
"Heaven is gathering, one by one, in
it's capacious breast,
All that is pure and permanent and
beautiful and best."
Resolved. That in this bereavement this Lodge is deprived of the companionship of a true Knight, an honorable and worthy man.
Resolved. That in their season of mourning, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family, who have lost a loving son and brother; be it further
Resolved. That the charter of our Lodge be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days in memory of our departed brother; that a copy be published in the Pythian Star and Mariposa Gazette and a copy be transmitted to the family of deceased.
John N. LINDSEY,
J. H. BROOKS.
Committee on Resolutions,
Attest: George E. HOPE, C.C.
Alex. GUERRA, K. of R. & S.
WEBB, Mrs. Mary A. January 1, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary A. WEBB, mother of Dr. W. C. WEBB, and a former resident of Mariposa, died at her home in Bakersfeild, Tuesday, December 20, 1915. Deceased was 80 years of age.
McGOWAN, C. M. January 1, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
C. M. McGOWAN, for a number of years bookkeeper at Wawona, died in Oakland Friday of last week. Mr. McGOWAN is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son. He was 62 years of age.
WRIGHT, G. W. "Dad" January 1, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
G. W. WRIGHT, commonly called "Dad" WRIGHT, died at the Standart mill. near Miami, Wednesday night. Heart disease was the cause of death. Deceased was about 70 years of age and was well known in the mountain section of this county. The internment was held in the Mariposa cemetery yesterday afternoon.
LINDER, August January 15, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
August LINDER, a native of Germany and 61 years of age died at the county hospital Friday of last week. He had been in the hospital about three weeks, coming here from Sugar Pine.
OLNEY, Harry January 15, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Died- At Guernville, Sunday, December
26, 1915, Harry, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. OLNEY, a native
of San Francisco, aged 7 years, 4 months and 22 days.
The deceased met his untimely death by being accidentally rum over by an automobile driven by Wm. CARR of the above named place. He was a nephew of Alex OLNEY of Granite Springs.
JOYCE, Jaunita January 15, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
THE PASSING OF Mrs. JAUNITA JOYCE
Juanita JOYCE, wife of W. D.
died at 10:15 o'clock, Wednesday morning after a lingering illness. The
news of her death will prove a shock to the friends of the respected
whose many kind and charitable acts are remembered by all. She was born
in Mariposa county, forty years ago, and has been a resident of this
for the past eight years. During her residence here she was closely
with the Salvation Army, and even after the local organization
she continued her work among the poor. She paid frequent visits to the
county jail, bringing magazines and similar helpful matter for the
She is survived by one son, Erom JOYCE, two brothers and two sisters.- Salinas Index, Jan. 6.
RICE, Mrs. Mary January 15, 1915 Mariposa Gazette
AGED LADY GOES TO HER ETERNAL REST.
Mrs. Mary RICE, for over 50 years a resident of Bear Valley, died at her home in that town at 7 o'clock Thursday evening of last week at the advanced age of 95 years. For many years Mrs. RICE conducted the Oso House during the palmy days of that town, but for a number of years has been an invalid. Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. J. HUNT, and five grandchildren, Mrs. L. PEREGOY, E. M. TRUE, Etheridge, Theodore and W. J. HUNT. Deceased was a native of Pennsylvania and old age is given as the cause of death. The funeral was held in Bear Valley Saturday, internment being in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
ANDRADE, Mary January 15, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
SMALL CHILD FOUND DEAD IN ITS BED.
Mary ANDRADE, a child four months of age, was found dead in bed at its parent's home, near GOFF, on the Merced river, January 4, 1916. The child been sick for several days but the illness was not considered serious and no doctor had been in attendance. Coroner JOHNSON held an inquest on the remains the same day, the jury finding that death was due to pneumonia.
BAIL, Blasius January 22, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER MINER DIES AT COUNTY HOSPITAL
Blassius BAIL, an old resident of
county, died at the county hospital last Tuesday from infirmities due
old age. Deceased was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, January 1, 1824, and
was the eldest son of a family of seventeen children, of which two
Mr. BAIL came to the United States in 1853 and to California in 1859, and for a time engaged in mining at Agua Fria. Later he moved to Indian Gulch, where he made his home for 40 years.
For the past ten years he has been an invalid and during this time his every want was attended to by the SOLARI family of Indian Gulch, until three weeks before his death, when he was removed to the county hospital entering as a pay patient. He held the respect of all who knew him, and especially of children of whom he was very fond.
The body was laid to rest in the Mariposa cemetery on Wednesday, the funeral services being conducted by the Rev. TOTTEN of the M. E. Church.
GOLDSWORTHY, Josiah January 22, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Following an illness of but a few days' duration, Josiah GOLDSWORTHY, 24 years of age and a resident of Big Oak Flat, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 13th, pneumonia being the cause of death. Deceased was married last September to Miss Mamie GERKEN, whose mother died a few days before of the same sickness. Mr. GOLDSWORTHY'S father and one brother are also down with the dread disease and their condition is reported to be critical. "Si" GOLDSWORTHY was well known in this district, where his parents resided before removing to Big Oak Flat, and he was universally liked. He was a young man of excellent qualities, conscientious and industrious, and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his demise.
DUNAWAY, Clarence January 29, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Clarence DUNAWAY, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. DUNAWAY of Cathey's Valley, died at the Merced Santorium last Sunday after a long illness. The body was brought to Cathey's Valley where internment was had.
WESTFALL-WILLIAMS January 29, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN COUPLE MARRY IN FRESNO
James R. WESTFALL, a young farmer of
Ben Hur, and Miss Irene WILLIAMS, former bookkeeper at John TRABUCCO'S
store, were quietly married in Fresno Thursday evening of last week.
Both are popular in the younger set in Mariposa, having spent the greater part of their lives near here. They have a host of friends all of whom will wish them much happiness.
After a short honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. WESTFALL will return to Ben Hur where they will make their home.
Vitals February 1916 Mariposa Gazette
February 5, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 5, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
ALEXANDER- At her residence in Oakland, February 2, 1916, Minerva P. ALEXANDER, widow of the late Rev. Wm. ALEXANDER, D. D., mother of William S., THOMAS N. and Paul C. ALEXANDER, a native of Hudson, New York, aged 83 years, 2 months.
February 12, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 12, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
LAMB- Near Camden, February 2nd, 1916, John T. LAMB, a native of Iowa, aged 74 years. The remains were taken to Fresno for cremation.
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Died February 26, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
DOWNIE- In Oakland, February 23,
Florence Mary DOWNIE, beloved mother of Mrs. J. W. REED, Herbert T.
Miss Gertrude E. DOWNIE and Mrs. H. L. STAPLES, a native of Maryland,
65 years, 3 months and 13 days.
Internment was had yesterday in Mountain View cemetery in Oakland, at 2 o'clock p.m.
Obituaries and Marriage announcements.
ACHOER, Elijo February 5, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Elijo ACHOER, long an inmate of the county hospital, died at that institution Friday of last week. Deceased was a native of Mexico and 84 years of age. Internment was in the public cemetery on Saturday.
BEALE, son February 12, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
A son born last Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Fred BEALE, died half an hour after birth and was buried the following day near El Portal.
ZINCH, Peter February 12, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Peter ZINCH, an old resident of this county, died at his home near Pleasant Valley, Saturday, January 29th, presumably of pneumonia. Mr. ZINCH was a native of France and about 85 years of age. He has no known relatives in this country. The funeral was held at La Grange the following Monday.
ADAMS, Joseph Elias February 19, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Joseph Elias ADAMS, a well known resident of this section and pioneer of the state, died last Saturday morning at his home in this town from natural causes incidental to old age. Mr. ADAMS had been in poor health for some time and his death was not unexpected. He was born at Fredonia, Chatauqua county, New York, on April 9, 1829. His mother died when he was 9 years of age. At the age of 10 years he moved to Lexiton, Mo., with his father, four brothers and three sisters. His father passed away from this life soon after reaching Missouri, leaving a family of dependent children. Mr. ADAMS arrived in California in the late fall of 1851. He was married to Louisa Jane BROWN in 1860, and to this union was born three children, two sons, and one daughter who died at the age of six months. His wife died in 1866, and his eldest son, Lyman Elias ADAMS, died in 1886. Mr. ADAMS was united in marriage to Evalline BUNNELL in 1884 at San Jose, Cal., moving from that place to Mariposa county, locating on what is known as the Adam's place near the Bondurant mine, remaining there until a year ago when he and his wife moved into town. Mr. ADAMS followed farming and mining as his vocation. He is survived by his widow and one son, John ADAMS of San Francisco, to mourn his demise. The funeral which took place last Sunday was attended by a large cortege of sorrowing friends who followed the remains of a good man and friend to his last resting place. Rev. C. W. HUFF conducted the services, internment being in the public cemetery.
SERAN, M. A. February 26, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
HEMORRAGES CAUSE DEATH OF MINER AT BAGBY.
A. SERAN, a native of Kansas and
44 years of age, died at Bagby last Saturday from hemorrhages. Deceased
was a well known prospector in that section and for a time was
in a lease of the Queen Specimen mine. He is survived by his father,
brothers and four sisters.
Mr. SERAN was a member of Fort Jones Lodge, I. O. O. F. of Siskiyou county, and the funeral was conducted by the Oso Lodge in Bear Valley on Monday, internment being in the cemetery in that town.
FERRETTI, Frank February 26, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Frank FERRETTI, a pioneer of Tuolumne and Mariposa counties, and a citizen of Coulterville, passed away on Tuesday evening, the 13th inst., at his late home. The cause of death being old age. He was a native of Genoa, Italy, and was born on the 8th day of May, 1834, and therefore 81 years, 10 months and 7 days of age at the time of his death. Mr. FERRETTI arrived in America from his native land in 1852, settling in New York for a short period of time and during the mining excitement of early days, he, as many others drifted west, finally settling in Tuolumne county, where he followed mining and gardening as his vocation. The funeral took place from the residence of his son Louis FERRETTI on Friday, Feb. 18th, and was largely attended. Many friends and relatives from a distance being in attendance. The funeral services which where conducted and read by Edward GRENFELL, Esq., were impressive and effecting. Internment in public cemetery. The deceased leaves a widow, Mrs. M. FERRETTI of San Francisco, and two daughters and three sons, Mrs. Severia GARBARINO of Coulterville, Mrs. Marie ARATA of San Francisco, Messrs John FERRETTI of Oakland, Frank FERRETTI of Sonora, Louis FERRETTI of Coulterville, and two brothers, both at present residents of Moccasin creek, Tuolumne county.
SHIRA, John February 26, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
JOHN SHIRA DIES AS RESULT OF INJURIES.
SHIRA, former head machinist on
the Mariposa Grant, and of late years employed by the Sugar Pine
died in Fresno Friday of last week, from injuries received on January
while at work at Sugar Pine.
Mr. SHIRA received his injury in the blacksmith shop when he was struck by a piece of pipe which partially paralyzed him. The immediate cause of death was a blood clot at the base of the brain.
Mr. SHIRA was a native of Iowa and 57 years of age. He leaves to mourn his demise, his wife Mrs. Hattie L. SHIRA, one daughter, Miss Clara SHIRA, two sons, Allen and Evans SHIRA and four sisters.
The funeral was held from the undertaking parlors of Hopkins and Sons in Fresno, Monday at 10 a.m., under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. general relief committee, he having been a member of Alto Lodge, No. 205 of San Francisco for over thirty years.
Vitals March 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Married March 4, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
KNOWLES- ASHWORTH- In Madera, February 29, 1916, Ralph L. KNOWLES, 21, of Raymond, and Irene M. ASHWORTH, 17, of Ben Hur, by Justice RAYBURN.
March 11, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
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March 25, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries and marriage announcements
FERGUSON, Euclid March 4, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Euclid, the youngest so of Mr. and Mrs. FERGUSON, former residents of Mariposa, died in Merced on Wednesday after an illness of several weeks. The funeral was held on Tuesday, internment being in the cemetery at Merced.
WILLS, Robert L. March 4, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
ROBERT L. WILLS TAKEN BY DEATH
Robert Laird WILLS died yesterday at the Bear Creek home of his mother, Mrs. George Carlisle WILLS, and was buried this afternoon from the mortuary chapel. Death came after nine years of suffering caused by a broken rib, sustained in an accident, which punctured the lung. He was a native of Cathay, Mariposa county, and was 29 years of age, having been born February 15, 1887. He is survived by his mother, and the following two brothers and three sisters: Claude WILLS; Merced; Marvin WILLS, Cathay; Mrs. Mary FAILING and Mrs. S. HUFFMAN, Merced, and Mrs. Ben HANDY, Berenda.- Merced Sun, Feb. 28th.
ASHWORTH, D. M. March 4, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
ANOTHER PIONEER RESIDENT LAID TO FINAL REST.
David Marion ASHWORTH, in point of
one of the oldest residents of Mariposa, died at the home of his
P. S. ASHWORTH, near Mormon Bar Friday night of last week. For some
Mr. ASHWORTH had been suffering from rheumatic fever which later
into pneumonia, causing his death.
The deceased arrived in Mariposa with his parents in 1850 when but a child, the family settling at Mormon Bar. Shortly thereafter the family moved to the ASHWORTH ranch near Bootjack and for 65 years made that place his home. He one of the best known men in this section and had many staunch friends who will regret his demise.
He was a native of Missouri, and 67 years, 5 months of age. He is survived by his aged mother, three brothers, four sisters, three sons and three daughters. The children are Frank E., P. W., and Harvey ASHWORTH of Mariposa; Mrs. F. F. MARGRAVE and Mrs. M. JACINTO of Bear Valley.
The funeral was held in Mariposa on Monday and was largely attended, internment being in the public cemetery.
DOWNIE, Mrs. Florance M. March 4, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MRS. FLORENCE M. DOWNIE
Amazement and grief struck every
dumb last week upon learning of the death of Mrs. Florence DOWNIE; for,
but a few nights before, was she not the gayesst of the gay in the
re-union. A brief illness and a calm closing of the Book of Life,
the end of a most womanly career. With the tender burial rites of the
Science Church, amid a host of sincerest friends was the last mortal
of a noble mountain woman laid at rest in Mountain View Cemetery,
beneath a bed of carnations, her favorite flower.
Florence M. DOWNIE was born in Baltimore. Maryland, November 10th, 1850, born with the State into which she was to cast the vim and virility of her womanhood. At the age of 12, she, with her mother, joined her father, Thomas THERAMI, in Bear Valley, to which place he had preceded them. In 1865, she was wooed and won by Daniel A. BISHOP, from which marriage were born seven children, of whom survive Herbert T. BISHOP and Mrs. J. W. REED. Undismayed as young widow, she provided for for her little ones until wedded t Thomas H. DOWNIE in Bear Valley, and two more children, Mrs. H. L. STAPLES and Gertrude E. DOWNIE, survive this union. Four children, eight grand-children and one great grand-child still proclaim her loyalty to the survival of her species, the sternest mandate of her Maker.
To me, Florence Therami-BISHOP-DOWNIE lived in the legend and youthful imagery for many years until revealed in reality again at the Mariposa re-unions. Having left Bear Valley as a boy of six, she existed in memory as a vivacious girl oft accompanying a most benevolent mother into places where solace to the afflicted was a pressing need. Oft from my mother's lips fell tales of the humanity of this laughing girl and her good mother in and about Bear Valley and the Benton Mills. These surged into remembrances last Lincoln day as I noticed her manifesting the litheness and light-heartedness of her mountain girlhood, and upon separation from the banquet throng, some impulse of fatalism blended with a romantic realization of her womanly worth prompted the more reverential final parting of a kiss upon her kindly features.
Light and lithe in form and step, happy and hopeful in hand and eye, loving and consoling in heart and soul, Florence DOWNIE, maiden and matron of the Mariposa mountains, will long be lamented by neighbor, friend and kin.
Henry Clay HALL,
Corte Madera, February 28, 1916.
GANN-NOWLIN March 11, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON to Henry W. GANN, Jr., and Miss Edna P. NOWLIN, both of Oakvale.
GANN-NOWLIN March 18, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
HIGH NOON WEDDING IN OAKVALE DISTRICT
In the presence of only a few of their immediate friends a very pretty wedding took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John NOWLIN, near Oakvale, at 12 o'clock, m., March 8, 1916, when Henry GANN and Miss Edna NOWLIN were joined together in holy matrimony. Rev. George W. WESTERN officiating. The groom is a prominent young man in the community and the bride is is a young lady of many personal charms and will be greatly missed in the church and in the community in which she lived. They will make their home near Green Mountain. Geo. W. WESTERN
REYNOLDS-YOUNTZ March 25, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
SHERMAN C. REYNOLDS MARRIED AT MERCED
Sherman C. REYNOLDS, a real estate man of San Francisco, and Elizabeth M. YOUNTZ, of San Francisco, were married in the justice court, Justice FARRAR officiating. The groom is the son of Angevine REYNOLDS former county clerk of Mariposa and ex-editor of the Mariposa Gazette, and is the adopted son of Judge CAMPBELL of Fresno.- Merced Sun, March 16.
Vitals April 1916 Mariposa Gazette
April 1, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
April 8, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
April 15, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Married April 15, 1916 Mariposa
WILLIAMS-CONWAY- In Madera, April 10, 1916, M. J. WILLIAMS, of Mist, and Miss Vivian L. CONWAY, of Miami, by Justice RABURN.
April 22, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
April 29, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries and marriage announcements.
McNAMARA, Rev. Father Michael McNAMARA April 1, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER CATHOLIC PRIEST DIES AT HIS MERCED HOME.
Rev. Father Michael
a pioneer priest of Merced, aged 79 years, died suddenly at 6:15
evening of last week from a paralytic stroke. He was a native of
having been born in the parish of Croom, Limerick county, March 19,
His parents were farmers and he was the second of a family of ten
His early life was spent in Ireland. His classical education was
partly in Killimalock, Charsville, and in the Jesuit seminary of
Afterwards he studied theology in St. John's College in Waterford,
In June, 1870, he was ordained by the Bishop of Australia in the
for the diocese of San Francisco, and started for California at once.
spending a short time in St. Mary's cathedral in San Francisco, he
his missionary labors, going first to Mariposa, where he was the priest
for St. Joseph's church. Later he organized the parish at Bear Creek,
present the city of Merced, where in 1873 he established the local
Church. He had been the priest of this parish since that time.
The funeral was held on Monday and was one of the largest ever held in Merced.
ISHI, April 1, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
ISHI, LAST OF OLD INDIAN TRIBE, DIES.
Primitive Savage Is Victim of Tuberculosis; Gave Valuable Facts to Scientists
Francisco.- Ishi, the man primitive,
unlearned creature of nature; Ishi, the last of the Yahi, the stone-age
tribe which once flourished and fought the "whites" among the crags and
cliffs east of the Sacramento, is dead- a sacrifice to science, which
him from his green forests and running streams to dispel the darkness
the primitive life and viewpoint.
Ishi, whose living presence at the Affiliated Colleges Museum served to revive a memory of what once was, breathed his last at noon March 25, in silence upon a small cot in the University of California Hospital.
Ishi died nameless, for "Ishi," in the language of his vanished tribe, means simply "man," and of tuberculosis. For eighteen months, says Drs. Herbert C. MOFFITT and E. H. FALCONER, who attended him, his iron constitution- the product of his primitive existence before science claimed him for its own- resisted the ravages of the disease. March 20 Ishi explained by signs and in the few words of English which he had been taught, that he was ill and must go to bed.
Last Monday, Ishi, whose age is placed between 55 and 60 years, was- in the manner of his forefathers- cremated.
Thin, hungry, and clad only in a cast off undershirt, Ishi was discovered in August, 1911, at a slaughter house four miles from Oroville. His appearance caused a furor of excitement, and the Sheriff of Butte county came out, took the "wild man" in charge and gave him, as the most available lodging, the insane cell of the jail. The news of the capture traveled through the newspapers to the University of California, whose savants immediately tagged him a a possible survivor of the Yahi tribe.
Sitting upon the side of his cot in the insane cell, Ishi, uncertain of his fate, answered "ulsi" (I don't understand) in the language of his tribe, to a broadside of questions in Spanish, English and a half a dozen Indian languages. A few weeks later he was taken in charge by the department of anthropology and became a "scientific specimen" at the museum and later assistant janitor.
According to a history of the Yahi tribe compiled by Professor T. T. WATERMAN of the University, who has been a close friend and observer of Ishi, the Indian was one of a small party of survivors of Yahis, who fled to the hills east of Sacramento in 1865 after suffering almost complete extermination at the hands of an armed band of whites.
In 1908 evidence of the survival of four of the tribe, which shunned both Indians and whites as enemies, was discovered, when they still used the bow and arrow and other aboriginal appliances, and were, according to Professor WATERMAN, absolutely unfamiliar with the usages of civilization.
Ishi has told the museum scientists that one of the survivors of which evidence was found in 1908 was his sister; another, his mother; and the forth an old man. All were dead when Ishi unwittingly passed the borders of civilization and became a "scientific specimen."
MORRISON, Robert F. April 8, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
INJURIES CAUSE DEATH OF R. F. MORRISON
Death ended the sufferings, on Friday
evening of last week, of Robert F. MORRISON, the aged man who was so
injured on February 14, 1916, while being brought from Hornitos to the
county hospital by M. BAUER. That the aged man survived his injuries
so long a time seems almost a miracle and was no doubt due to the
attention given him by County Physician Dr. ALEXANDER.
Mr. MORRISON was a native of Scotland and about 85 years of age. The funeral was held on Sunday, internment being in the public cemetery, a few feet from the scene of the accident which caused his death.
McELLIGOTT, Patrick H. April 22, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
P. H. McELLIGOTT, WELL KNOWN RESIDENT DEAD
subject of this sketch, Patrick
McELLIGOTT, was born in Quebec, Canada, on July 6, 1857, and died in
on Sunday, April 6, 1916. He came to this county in the early
and located in Bear Valley, Mariposa county in 1876. On May 21, 1881,
married to Miss Lucy E. GUEST, who has been his life's companion and
His first employment in this county was with the Mariposa Grant at Benton Mills as a machinist. Subsequently, and during the administration of Judge O'CONNOR as Superintendent, he was for a number of years overseer of the Grant, beside holding other positions of responsibility and trust with the same company, and discharged all duties incumbent upon him always with entire satisfaction to his employers.
He came to Mariposa in January, 1889, where he engaged in business, and where he had resided ever since.
The decedent possessed rare genius as a machinist, having a brilliant mechanical mind. No task in his line was too intricate for him to master, and he easily ranked among that class of mechanics, who have few equals and no superiors.
By reason of this extraordinary ability, his death has entailed a almost irreparable loss, not only to this immediate vicinity, but to Mariposa county generally.
In November, 1898, he was elected coroner and public administrator of this county, which position he occupied for four years. During his official term the same principles of honesty, integrity and efficiency were pursued, that so preeminently characterized his work in private life.
The deceased in recent years has been associated with his son, James, in general mechanical business and also as a undertaker.
Besides his widow, he leaves four sons, viz: James, Maynard, Charles and Mervin; all of whom are grown to manhood, and, by reason of the early care and education bestowed upon them by a kind and considerate father, as well as mother, they are now well equipped for their part in the drama of life.
"Pat" McELLIGOTT, as he was familiarly called, was a devoted and affectionate husband and worthy neighbor, all of which was proclaimed by the unusually large concourse of people that attended his last sad rites, when laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery, at Mariposa, on Tuesday last.
PROCTOR, Charles Covert April 22, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Charles Covert PROCTOR, a prominent and wealthy business man of Great Falls, Montana, who arrived here a few days ago to inspect some mining interests at Dog Town, about five miles east of here, died suddenly fro heart trouble, on the 13th inst., while returning to his cabin from the mine. Mr. PROCTOR was interested in some mining operations here having as his associates Messrs W. I. BOWERS and J. W. PHILLIPS of Los Angeles, and Fred LONG of Great Falls, Montana, who were at the property at the time of his death. He was a native of Canada and about 60 years of age. He was a member of several fraternal societies in Montana, namely: Montana Lodge No. 214, B. P. O. E. and Cascade Lodge No. 34, A. F. & A. M., of Great Falls, Montana, and Algeria Temple, A.A. O. N. M. S., of Helena, Montana. Arrangements for the shipping of the remains of the deceased to his home at Great Falls, Montana, under instructions from his sister, Mrs. Wm. CLARK, of Grass Valley, Cal., were made by members of the local lodge of Elks, and the Welch Co., undertakers, of Merced were notified for the final arrangements. The deceased leaves in this state, a sister, Mrs. Wm. CLARK, of Grass Valley, and three nephews, A. E. and Bruce CLARK of Berkeley, and Douglas CLARK, of Long Beach, to mourn his untimely death.
McCARTAN, John April 22, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
MURDER COMMITTED AT EL PORTAL LUMBER CAMP
Word reached the Sheriff's office yesterday that a man named John McCARTAN had been hit on the head with a pick handle in the hands of Louis SECHA on Thursday, dying the following day at the Merced Falls hospital, where he had been taken for medical treatment. No particulars have been received here further than SECHA had fled as soon as the crime was committed and at this writing is still at large.
ALBERTI Mrs. Leona De April 29, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Leona De ALBERTI, wife of B. ALBERTI of Hornitos, died at the county hospital in Mariposa, last Sunday, where she had been for some weeks receiving medical treatment. The remains were taken to Hornitos for burial.
ZIMMERMAN, Eleanore Adeline April 29, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Elenore Adeline, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ZIMMERMAN, died at the family home, near Mariposa, Friday of last week, from an infection of the throat. The funeral was held in Mariposa, Sunday, internment being in the Catholic cemetery.
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BISAMA-COSTA- In Merced, May 19, 1916, Lasara BISAMA, and Lupe COSTA, both of Hornitos.
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WILSON-GARBARINO May 6, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
An April wedding of several weeks past was that of a Coulterville girl, the granddaughter and daughter of Coulterville pioneers, namely Miss Lena Mary GARBARINO, and James WILSON of Tuolumne. The ceremony took place in the Sonora Catholic church and was witnessed by relatives of the principals. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. GARBARINO of Coulterville and is a young lady of admirable qualities. She has a host of friends in her home town and county, who will unite in best wishes for her happiness. By those who know him, Mr. WILSON is said to be a man of exemplary character and genuine worth. He is proprietor of a hotel in Tuolumne and there the young couple will reside.
GAVIN, Mathew May 13, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
LINEMAN IS DROWNED AT JASPER POINT
Mathew GAVIN, a lineman working with a telephone crew at Jasper Point in placing a line across the Merced river, was drowned in that stream about noon last Monday, when he slipped off a rock. The river is very deep and swift at that point and the body has not been recovered. He was 36 years of age and recently came from Flagstaff, Arizona. His home was at Louisville Kentucky. He began work on the job the day of his death.
NAIL-GOLDBERG May 20, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced Wednesday to Warner P. NAIL of Bagby and Esther GOLDBERG of Baltimore, Maryland.
MACARTEA, Chester May 20, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Charles MACARTEA of Groveland, and well known in this county, was shot and killed by Dan SULLIVAN, at the Sulivan ranch, near Groveland, on Wednesday evening of last week. Numerous quarrels during the day, caused by excessive drinking, led to the killing.
ASHWORTH-BERTKEN May 20, 1916
A quiet wedding was solemnized in Mariposa, Tuesday evening, by Justice of the Peace W. A. SCOTT, when Harvey ASHWORTH and Miss Irene M. BERTKEN, both of Mariposa, were joined in wedlock. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. BERTKEN and one of the town's most popular girls, and her many friends will wish her much happiness. The following day the young couple left for a trip to Fresno.
GAVIN, Mathew May 20, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
BODY RECOVERED AND INQUEST HELD
The body of Mathew GAVIN, the man drowned in the Merced river, near Jasper Point, on May 8, 1916, was found last Monday about three=fourths of a mile down the river from the scene of the accident, by Aaron B. VARAIN. Coroner JOHNSON was summoned and an inquest was held the same day, the jury finding a verdict of accidental drowning. Deceased was a native of Utah and 39 years of age. His only known relative is his mother who resides in Louisville, Kentucky. The remains were taken to Merced for burial.
STARNS-QUICK May 20, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
BEN HUR COUPLE WEDDED IN FRESNO
quiet wedding was solemnized at the
First Baptist Church, of Fresno, on Sunday, May 1st, 1916, when Miss
D. QUICK became the bride of Richard Martin STARNS, J. Harvey DEERE
Mrs. STARNS is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. QUICK, of Ben Hur, while Mr. STARNS, who is a prosperous young rancher of Ben Hur, is the son of W. F. STARNS of Exeter, Cal.
The many friends of this popular young couple wish them a long and happy life.
STANFIELD-HALTERMAN May 20, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
ATWATER COUPLE UNITED AT PRETTY MID-DAY WEDDING
A very pretty wedding occurred in this city at noon yesterday at the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. J. M. BELL, on 18th street, when Miss Mary HALTERMAN became the bride of Jesse E. STANFIELD. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father T. J. BRENNAN in the presence of a few relatives and friends. The principals were attended by Verl and Miss Florence HALTERMAN, brother and sister of the bride. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel HALTERMAN of Atwater, and for the past seven years has been a teacher in the vicinity of Merced. The groom has been a resident of Livingston and Atwater for the past several years where he is held in high esteem. Mr. and Mrs. STANFIELD will make their home in Atwater.- Merced Sun, May 11.
MELENDREZ-HILL May 27, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Alfred MELENDREZ of Madera, son of A. C. MELENDREZ of Mariposa, was married to Miss Reba HILL in Madera Monday evening.
LEWIS-GARRISON May 27, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
John M. LEWIS and Mrs. Rhoda J. GARRISON, both of Bootjack district, were married in Merced, by Justice FARRAR, last Monday afternoon.
McCLAIN, Martin VanBuren May 27, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Martin VanBuren McCLAIN, father of Robert McCLAIN of this place, died in Fresno last Monday. Deceased was a native of Alabama and 54 years of age.
McDONNELL-FLEMING May 27, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
quiet wedding solemnized last
morning in San Francisco, in the presence of near relatives of the
united in marriage Mrs. Anna P. FLEMING a former Coulterville girl, and
Michael McDONNELL, a well known farmer residing near Oakdale. Rev.
REDIHAN performed the ceremony in the church of Corpus Chisti.
the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. McDONNELL left for a short honeymoon trip
proceeding to their future home on the bridegroom's farm at
The bride is the youngest daughter of a Coulterville pioneer couple.
and Mrs. John HALINAN, and a sister of this correspondent. She has made
her home in San Francisco for several years. Mr. McDONNELL is the son
John McDONNELL an old time resident of the Oakdale community. He is
by a large circle of friends.
Mrs. E. BOLTON,
Yosemite, May 24, 1916
LAUBACH-RODRIGS May 27, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED IN MERCED MONDAY
wedding to-day of interest to a
circle of friends of the contracting parties was that of Miss Ethel
and Albert A. LAUBACH, which took place at the home of the bride's
252 20th street. Rev. Father BRENNAN officiated. The bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. RODRIGS. The groom is the son of Mrs. C.
LAUBACH of San Francisco. Mr. and Mrs. LAUBACH left on the afternoon
for San Francisco, where they will make their future home.- Merced Sun,
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ONETO-MERINO- In Merced, May 26, 1916, David ONETO and Miss Amanda MERINO, both of Hornitos.
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KEEFE, Miss Mary June 10, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
The joyousness of Yosemite was clouded yesterday. Early in the day death invaded the scene giving no warning of its approach. Miss Mary KEEFE, a trained nurse of 2405 I Street, Sacramento, who was with the Knights of Columbus party at Camp Lost Arrow, was strickened with heart failure while with a party of friends, beginning the ascent of Yosemite Falls trail. She had not been in the best of health but after some indecision concluded to undertake the trip. Half a mile up the grade her ailment became acute and within a few minutes she was dead. Miss KEEFE was 35 years of age and had no relatives residing in California. The remains were shipped to Sacramento last evening.
PULCIFER, Mrs. Francis June 17, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSAN PASSES AWAY AT OAKLAND
Francis PULCIFER, for many years
a resident of this county, but of late years a resident of bay cities,
died in Oakland Wednesday morning. Mrs. PULCIFER was formerly Mrs.
CLARK, whose husband was killed by the accidental discharge of a
The remains were shipped to Mariposa yesterday and the funeral will be held to-day at 11 o'clock, internment to be in the public cemetery.
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PROBASCO-WINANS July 1, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clark GALLISON last Saturday to Calvin W. PROBASCO and Miss Ruth C. WINANS both of the Oakdale district.
HUNTER, Ellsworth July 1, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Ellsworth HUNTER, aged 15 years, and the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. W. HUNTER of Madera, died TUesday afternoon after a two weeks' illness from pneumonia. He was a native of Madera. For many years the Hunters were residents of Mariposa. He is survived by his parents and two sisters.
KANE-BAYS July 1, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Chas. M. KANE of Darrah and Miss Virginia BAYS of Mariposa were married in Merced on Wednesday by justice F. H. FARRAR.
SLADLE-SEGALE July 1, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Charles SLAGLE and Miss Tillie SEGALE, both of Bagby, were married in Merced Wednesday.
SHIRA, Mrs. Hattie L. July 1, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. SHIRA DIES AT SUGAR PINE MILLS
Hattie L. SHIRA of Sugar Pine,
several years a resident of Mt. BULLION, died last Sunday following an
illness of long duration. Her husband, John SHIRA, was killed at Sugar
Pine several months ago by being struck on the head by a heavy piece of
pipe, while in the employ of the Sugar Pine Lumber Company.
Mrs. SHIRA was a native of California and 57 years of age. She is survived by three children, Allan R. SHIRA, Richard E. SHIRA and Clara I. SHIRA, and five brothers. The funeral was held in Fresno on Tuesday, internment being in the Cavalry cemetery.
VIGNA, Joseph July 8, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Joseph VIGNA, a resident of Coulterville, died at his home in that town, Saturday last. Deceased had been ailing for several weeks. He is survived by his wife, one son and a brother, John J. VIGNA. The funeral was held July 4th, internment being in the Coulterville cemetery.
PHILLIPS, Mrs. Elizabeth July 8, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
SUDDEN DEATH OF A GROVELAND LADY
Elizabeth PHILLIPS, a sister of
T. H. CARLON, died at the family home sometime during Tuesday night.
PHILLIPS had been in poor health for several months. She retired as
Tuesday evening and was found dead in her bed Wednesday morning. Her
was due to heart trouble. Mrs. PHILLIPS was born and reared in
section. She was a kind-hearted and generous woman, and her death is
by a wide circle of friends.
The funeral took place Friday morning, internment being in the cemetery on the Devide.- Union- Democrat, July 1.
PHILLIPS, Mrs. Elizabeth July 15, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
News of the death of Mrs. PHILLIPS of Groveland, caused a painful shock to her many friends in Yosemite. Death was sudden, occurring some time last Tuesday night. She had been in poor health for a long time from heart trouble and upon retiring Tuesday evening felt more unwell than usual. Mrs. PHILLIPS was born near Groveland, Feb. 26, 1862. She was married to Josiah PHILLIPS in Oct., 1903 and the couple took up their residence in Coulterville. Two children were born to the union, James, aged 12 and Sylvester, aged 9. They survive to mourn the loss of a devoted mother. Other relatives are a brother, Timothy H. CARLON of Lagrange and three sisters, Mrs. Henry THOMPSON and Mrs. Peter Morgan of Snelling, and Miss Kate CARLON of Groveland. The funeral was held from the Big Oak Flat Catholic church, last Friday morning. Friends from Tuolomne and Mariposa counties gathered in large numbers for the sad rites.
WILKINSON-NORMAN July 22, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Walter C. WILKNSON and Miss Zeta NORMAN, both of Cathey's Valley, were married in Merced Monday of this week by Justice of the Peace Frank H. FARRAR.
CARLON-WELCH July 22, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
TIM CARLON MARRIED IN SAN FRANCISCO
T. H. CARLON, the well known cattle man of this county, was married in San Francisco, Sunday, to Mrs. Jennie WELCH, of that city. Mrs. Welch was formerly Jennie MURRAY, and is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. WILSON of Jamestown. Mr. and Mrs. CARLON will spend their honeymoon on the coast and will return and make their home in this county. The many friends of the contracting parties in this county wish for them many happy years of wedded life.- Tuolumne Independent, July 15.
WARFIELD, Chas. Jr. July 29, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Chas. WARFIELD, Jr., son of ex-sherif WARFIELD of Merced, died in that city last Saturday.
BAYS-HARRIS July 29, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Leslie B. BAYS and Miss Lydia B. HARRIS, both of Mariposa, were married in Merced Friday of last week. The groom is a only son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. BAYS of Mormon Bar.
HANNAH, Mrs. Laura B. July 29, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Laura B. HANNAH, wife of Thos. HANNAH, died in Santa Cruz, Friday night of last week. She is survived by her husband, four sons and four daughters. The remains were taken to Hanford for internment.
JONES, George W. July 29, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN RESIDENT PASSES TO FINAL REST
George W. JONES, a well known and
respected resident of Mt. BULLION died at Cold Springs Friday night of
last week, following an illness of many months. Mrs. JONES had been
to Wawona in the hope that the mountain climate would benefit his
health, but upon advice of physicians he was returned to his home when
he passed away. Heart trouble was the cause of death.
The deceased was a native of California and 46 years, 1 month and 10 days of age. Besides his widow he is survived by four children, Mrs. T. B. FOURNIER, Mrs. C. F. McELLIGOTT and Ira JONES of Mt. Bullion and Mrs. J. YEAMAN of Fresno, and seven grand children, also three sisters, Mrs. Jos. GALBREATH, and Mrs. Samuel TIPPITT of Fresno, and two brothers, John JONES of Sanger and Joseph W. JONES of Madera.
He was a member of the I. O. O. F. order and the funeral was held under their auspices in Fresno on Monday, the remains having been shipped to that city for internment.
Deceased was a good citizen, an honest and upright man, esteemed and respected my all. To the bereaved widow and children, who mourn the loss of a kind husband and father, is extended the deepest sympathy of the community.
WESTON, Mrs. Mary A. July 29, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH COMES TO MRS. MARY A. WESTON
Mrs. Mary A. WESTON, a pioneer resident of the Sherlocks district, passed away at her home on Thursday night. Death came as a result of an illness of some weeks, caused by infirmities of old age. With her husband, the late Lewis WESTON, she settled on Sherlocks creek more than half a century ago and ever since has made that place her home. Mrs. WESTON was a women loved and esteemed by all who knew her and her death will cause sorrow to her many friends. A large family of children are left to mourn her demise, all of whom were present when the final summons came. They are: William, John, Charles and George A. WESTON, Mrs. J. A. SCHROEDER and Mrs. P. W. JUDKINS of Mariposa, Mrs. J. M. BELL of Merced, and Mrs. D. HALTERMAN of Atwater. The funeral will be held in Mariposa to-day (Saturday), at 11 a.m., internment to be in the Catholic cemetery. Deceased was a native of Ireland and 80 years, 4 months and 24 days of age.
JONES, PHILIP July 29, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
FATAL ACCIDENT AT REDBANKS MINE
On Wednesday last Philip JONES lost his like at the Redbanks mine on the Merced river. He was engaged in building an ore bin and about 10 a.m. he stepped off the scaffold and fell a distance of about twenty feet, fracturing his skull. He died about five hours afterward. Deputy Coroner SCOTT was at Bagby at the time and being notified, held an inquest, the verdict of the jury being "death from accident." JONES was a miner, a native of Australia and about 35 years of age. He had been in this state about seven months and at the Redbanks about ten days.
WEBB, Cecil July 29, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
SUDDEN DEATH OF FORMER MARIPOSA YOUTH
many friends of Mrs. I. O. WEBB
filled with regret when word came Tuesday evening that her son, Cecil,
had passed away the previous Saturday after a short illness extending
the Monday before. The cause of death was appendicitis, and, although
upon Thursday and everything done to relieve his suffering, death
him Saturday night.
Cecil will be remembered as a bright, energetic small boy, and after leaving Mariposa to make his home in Bakersfield, he grew to manhood still with these alert businesslike traits strongly in evidence.
He was a handsome young fellow, six feet two inches in height, with a strong, intelligent face. He had advanced with rapid strides in the business company where he was employed and was on the road to further advancement at the time of his death.
He was an exemplary son and brother and was the life and light of his home and his death is a sad loss to his people. Besides his parents he leaves one sister, Mrs. A. D. FRY, and one brother Milo WEBB, to mourn his loss.
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GORDON, John F. August 5, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
JOHN F. GORDON DIED AT LODI WEDNESDAY
was received in Mariposa
announcing the death of John F. GORDON on that day at his home in Lodi.
Mr. GORDON was a native of Mariposa and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Gordon pioneers of this town. He was raised here and spent the
of his youth here, but later removed to Lodi where he engaged in
He was a jolly disposition and had many friends over the state that
be shocked to hear of his death which was caused by heart failure.
The deceased was 42 years of age and leaves a widow, one son and one daughter, besides the following brothers and sisters: William, James and Peter GORDON; Mrs. Hattie BERTKEN of Mariposa, Mrs. Francis BROWN of Poterville, Mrs. Madeline BREILING of Oakland. Besides these he had several half-brothers and sisters all of whom will miss a kind and loving husband, father and brother.
LAVERY-MARGRAVE August 12, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Oakland, Wednesday, to Thomas N. LAVERY of Royal Oaks, Michigan, and Miss Rose A. MARGRAVE, of Alameda. Miss MARGRAVE is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. MARGRAVE, formerly of Mariposa.
SKINNER, Miss Antoinette August 19, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Antoinette SKINNER, a homesteader in the Bootjack section, died suddenly from a stroke of apoplexy on Monday last. She was aged about 72 years and a sister of E. W. SKINNER. The remains were interred in the Mariposa cemetery Wednesday.
ZEEGLER, Frank August 19, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Frank ZEEGLER, aged 34, a miner, died at Coulterville, Monday, as the result of an injury received Saturday when he fell down the shaft of a mine. He received a violent blow on the head, which caused a clot of blood to form, resulting in death. The remains were shipped to Ohio where ZEEGLERS relatives live.
ROY, Urbani August 26, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
URBANI ROY DIES AT INDIAN GULCH
Urbani ROY, a pioneer of this county who for many years was in business on Front street, died yesterday afternoon at Indian Gulch, where he has resided for the past three and a half years. The body was brought here and will be taken to Fresno to-morrow for cremation. Mr. ROY was native of France, aged 72 years. He lived in California 45 years, the greater part of that time in this city. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helena ROY.- Merced Sun. Aug. 17.
ALQUIRE, Andrew August 26, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Andrew ALQUIRE, a native of Germany, 60 years of age and a resident of Yosemite during the greater part of the past five years, died here Saturday night of tuberculosis. An attack of acute pneumonia hastened the end. He has been in the employ of the government and worked until a few days before his death. The remains were shipped to Mariposa for internment. No known relatives survive and property at Redondo Beach will revert to the state. A fine old man has passed away according to those who knew him personally.
ALQUIRE, Andrew August 26, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
VALLEY BURIED IN MARIPOSA
Andrew ALQUIRE, a workman employed in Yosemite died in the Valley Saturday of last week and was buried in the Mariposa public cemetery Sunday. Tubercolis of the lungs is given as the cause of death. Coroner JOHNSON was summoned but as a doctor had been in attendance an inquest was not necessary. Deceased was about 60 years of age.
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McLIEGH, John September 2, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
BURNED TO DEATH IN DRUNKEN STUPOR
John McLIEGHT, a well known prospector of the Bagby section, was burned to death in his cabin on Stoney Gulch on Monday. An inquest was held by Coroner JOHNSON the same day. McLIEGH has been drinking heavily for some time and it is believed that the fire originated from a candle while the unfortunate man was asleep. Both arms and legs were burned from the body and all flesh from the remaining portion. Deceased was a native of Ireland and 63 years of age. What could be gathered of the remains was interred on the site of the cabin.
PIERCE, William M. September 2, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
OLD SOLDIER DIES AT COUNTY HOSPITAL
William M. PIERCE, an aged man who was brought to the county hospital from Bear Valley several weeks ago suffering from burns, died at that institution Sunday morning. Internment was had at the public cemetery Monday. Deceased was an old soldier and about 85 years of age.
Preston, Robert and HALE, J. E. September 9, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
TWO WELL KNOWN MEN KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Residents of Mariposa were shocked
evening when word was telephoned here that Robert W. PRESTON and E. J.
HALE, two well known men, were killed when an auto driven by PRESTON
with a north bound Sante Fe train at LeGrand at 5:30 p.m.
Both men had been to Merced the night previous attending a meeting of the F. O. E. order and were on their return to Mariposa when the accident happened. The details of the accident as given in the Merced Star, follows:
"The train was running at about 50 miles an hour and struck the auto with full force, throwing it clear of the tracks and smashing the front end. The two men received the full force of the blow. Mr. HALE was killed instantly, while Mr. Preston was so badly mangled that he died in a very short time afterwards.
Mr. PRESTON was driving the car. He sustained a broken arm, broken leg, bruises on the head and internal injuries. Mr. HALE had the entire top of his head taken off by the impact and sustained a broken arm.
No other reason can be given for the accident than that the two men attempted to cross the tracks in front of the rapidly approaching train. It is said that the tracks at the point of the accident can be seen for several miles each way up and down the road. It is probable that the driver miscalculated the speed of the approaching train, thinking he had plenty of time to get across before it would arrive where they were struck."
The remains of Mr. PRESTON were brought to Mariposa Thursday and the funeral was held at 2 o'clock p.m., internment being in the public cemetery. The deceased is survived by two sisters Mrs. M. CLARK of Mariposa and Mrs. Alice HODGSON of El Dorado county. He was a native of California and 51 years of age.
Mr. HALE is survived by one brother, Henry HALE. He was 47 years of age. The remains were taken to Plainsburg and the funeral held yesterday.
CHAMPION, Mrs. Mary September 9, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
A LADY PIONEER PASSES AWAY AT BAGBY
Mrs. Mary CHAMPION, mother of Mrs. R. HAM, Sr., died at Bagby on Wednesday of last week. Infirmities of old age was the cause of death. Mrs. CHAMPION was long a resident of this county having made her home in Hornitos, Whitlock and Bagby. She was a native of England and 86 years of age. The remains were taken to Hornitos for burial and the funeral was held yesterday at 11 a.m.
HOWARD-JOHNSON + COLEMAN-BOLTON September 16, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Joe B. HOWARD and Laura JOHNSON (Indians) and Frank COLEMAN and Lillie BOLTON (half-breeds) were married in Mariposa Tuesday evening.
MITCHELL, Mrs. Mary September 16, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary MITCHELL, relict of the late John MITCHALL, and for many years a resident of this county, died at her home in Nevada City, recently. Mrs. MITCHELL was a native of England and 79 years of age. Infirmities of old age caused her demise. She is survivied by two daughters, Mrs. A. G. WALKER of Oakland and Mrs. S. J. WALKER of San Francisco.
BACIGALUPI, Chas. F. September 16, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Chas. F. BACIGALUPI, a native of Bear Valley, this county, died in Oakland Monday of last week, aged 39 years. Deceased was a son of Chas. BACIGALUPI, a butcher of that town in early days.
CAUFFMAN, Charles September 23, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Charles CAUFFMAN, son of S. E. CAUFFMAN, a former resident of Cathey's Valley, died in Merced this week. The remains were brought to Cathey's Valley for internment, the funeral being held yesterday at 10 a.m.
CARR, William, Jr. September 23, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
William CARR, Jr., a native of Tulare county, aged 22 years, died near Merced last Sunday after an illness of four months. He is survived by his parents, one brother, Ora CARR, and four sisters. For a time the family resided in the Bootjack district, this county.
TRABUCCO-PITCHFORD September 23, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in San Francisco on Monday to Emile J. TRABUCCO of Mariposa and Miss Leslie J. PITCHFORD of Richmond. The groom-to-be is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John TRABUCCO, prominent merchants of Mariposa. Miss PITCHFORD for the past year has been employed as bookkeeper in the TRABUCCO store. Both are among the most popular young people in this section and their hosts of friends will wish them much happiness.
CAMPBELL, Judge James B. September 23, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
JUDGE CAMPBELL PIONEER LAWYER PASSES AWAY
James B. CAMPBELL. pioneer California
lawyer, judge of the Thirteenth State Judicial District under the old
and Judge in the Superior Court in Fresno county from 1885 to 1891,
Friday night of last week at 6 o'clock at his home at Mariposa and N
Judge CAMPBELL was in his 86th year. He is survived by his wife and
Garth B. CAMPBELL, an attorney.
Judge CAMPBELL'S death was not unexpected, as he had been in poor health for a number of years, and had not been able to leave his home since the 1st of June. He had been gradually losing strength, due to the infirmities of advanced age, but yesterday noon appeared to be as well as usual. Shortly after 5 o'clock he asked to be taken to his bed. He was assited to his room by his son, and quietly passed away shortly before 6 o'clock.
The death of Judge CAMPBELL brings to a close the life of a man who took part in the early history of California. He was a self made man, having worked his way through law school in Kentucky, and coming later to California to make his reputation at the bar. After practicing in San Francisco Judge CAMPBELL went to Mariposa then in the gold boom, and reached there with a five dollar gold piece. He rose in his profession, became district judge, later Superior Judge of this county, and amassed quite a fortune in real estate. Part of this fortune was wiped away during the money depression of 1893.
James B. CAMPBELL was born June 30, 1830 in New Providence, Tenn., a little town near Clarksville. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Campbell, resided on a large farm at Hopkinsville, Ky., and it was there that he spent his boyhood days. Judge CAMPBELL worked on his father's farm and from his scant salary was able to save sufficient funds to put him through a law school at Louisville, Ky.
After graduating with honors, he returned to his home and practiced law. Later Judge CAMPBELL was married to Miss Mary CROCKETT. In 1859 he decided to come west, and with his wife went to New York and sailed for San Francisco via the Isthmus of Panama.
Judge CROCKETT, Judge CAMPBELLS father-in-law, had previously located in San Francisco with the law firm of Crochett and Crittenden. Judge CAMPBELL became identified with this firm until Judge CROCKETT was appointed to the Supreme bench. Following the death of his wife in 1864, he went to Santa Rosa and Petuluma, and later settled in Mariposa.
Judge CAMPBELL was elected district judge by the people, and held office until the position was abolished through legislation by each county having a Superior Court. In the early '80s Judge CAMPBELL came to Fresno and formed a law partnership with the late S. J. HINDS. In 1885 Judge CAMPBELL was elected to the Superior Court bench and he presided until 1891, when he retired. Before being elected to the Superior Court he was married to Miss Catherine BELL of Hopkinsville, Ky.
Since that time up to last March, Judge CAMPBELL had devoted his time to his property interests. Last March, because of the infirmities of advanced age, he was declared an incompetent. - Fresno Republican, Sept. 15.
The funeral of Judge CAMPBELL was held from the undertaking parlors of Stephen & Bean, in Fresno on Monday, at 10 a.m. Internment was held in Mountain View cemetery under the auspices of the I. O. O. F.
TRABUCCO, Mrs. Carmelita September 30, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Carmelita TRABUCCO, wife of Ysidro R. TRABUCCO. died at her home in Hornitos, Saturday night of last week. The funeral was held on Monday at 10 a.m. Deceased is survivied by her husband, six small children and several brothers and sisters.
HUGHES, John September 30, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
John HUGHES, an aged man brought to the county hospital the first of the week from Coulterville died in that institution Wednesday night. He was about 75 years of age. The remains were interred in the public cemetery.
GONZALES, Manuel September 30, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Manuel GONZALES, Jr., of Atwater,
at 11 o'clock last night after a lingering illness, and will be buried
tomorrow morning. The funeral will be held at the Buhach Catholic
Internment will be made in the Catholic cemetery.
Deceased was a native of Mariposa county and was 41 years of age. He was a farmer by occupation, and had lived in the Atwater vicinity for several years. He leaves a family.- Merced Sun, Sept. 27.
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MUSANTE, Andrew October 7, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Andrew MUSANTE, aged 41 years, and a native of this county died at his home near Coulterville, last Sunday morning. He was a sufferer from miner's consumption and for several months past had been staying at Modesto undergoing medical treatment. He arrived home a week ago last Tuesday evening and from that time on the outcome was apparent to those around him and the end was not unexpected. Andrew MUSANTE had many friends here and in the neighboring counties, who remember him as a kindly, generous man, ever ready to lend a helping hand to one in need. He leaves three brothers, Frank, John and Louis MUSANTE, and mother, Mrs. John B. MUSANTE, and several other relatives to mourn his untimely death and the sympathy of the entire community is extended to them in their sorrow. He was a member of Coulterville Lodge, No. 104, I. O. O. F., under whose auspices the funeral was conducted last Thursday afternoon. Internment being in the public cemetery. The pall bearers were: W. L. CANOVA, James GAZZOLO, John REED, Michael FRASER, Alex GUERRA and Wm. WIVELL.
TRABUCCO, THOMAS and CAMPODONICO October 7, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH TAKES THREE HORNITOS PEOPLE
There has been a gloom cast over the
town of Hornitos within a week caused by the death of its residents or
those who have claimed that town as a birthplace.
On September 23, occurred the sad death of Mrs. C. TRABUCCO, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. SANCHEZ, who have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community, as well as the husband and six children, who are left to mourn her untimely demise.
Next news came of the death in Arizona of Miss Merie THOMAS, who was. This young women leaves a devoted husband to mourn, besides numerous relatives.
Yesterday, in San Diego, Cal., Louis CAMPODONICO passed away after an illness of many months. His sister, Mrs. F. BORELLO of Fresno, has been with him constantly since last June when she took him to Southern California, thinking the change would benefit him. His remains will be taken to his native town where the internment will take place. Besides three daughters, he left a brother and three sisters: M. CAMPODONICO. Mrs. F. BORELLO and Mrs. E. ADAMS and Mrs. R. OBRIEN of San Francisco.
PETTIS-HENNINGSEN October 14, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
George C. PETTIS, a Mariposa boy, and Miss Alice N. HENNINGSEN, of Fresno, were married on the high sea on August 26th. The wedding occurred off the port of Acajulta, Salvador. The couple arrived in San Francisco, Saturday last.
ROWLAND-EGENHOFF October 21, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Archibald G. ROWLAND and Miss Lois EGENHOFF, both of Clearinghouse, were married in Merced last Monday. The couple are spending their honeymoon in San Francisco.
McELLIGOTT-O'MEARA October 21, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Thomas McELLIGOTT, a Mariposa boy, and son of Mrs. A. E. McELLIGOTT of San Francisco, and Miss Sadie O'MEARA of Madera were married in the later city on Thursday of last week. After a brief honeymoon spent in San Diego they will return to San Francisco, where they will make their home.
BRUCE, Edward W. October 28, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG MAN SUICIDES IN SAN FRANCISCO
Edward W. BRUCE, son of Mrs. Azelia V. BRUCE, of Wawona, committed suicide in San Francisco last Sunday by shooting himself through the heart with a revolver. No cause is known for the rash act. The young man was attending Heald's business college, where he had taken a course in automobile instruction. Besides his mother he is survived by four brothers, Albert H., Jay C., William W. and Robert I. BRUCE and two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette KILGOUR and Mrs. Hattie SPELT. He was a native of Wawona and 24 years of age. The funeral was held in San Francisco on Thursday.
NORRIS-RUBERT October 28, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA COUNTY COUPLE MARRY IN MADERA
Edward Thomas NORRIS, 47, and Edith RUBERT, 38, both of Mist, Mariposa county, were married late this afternoon by Justice RAYBURN. Mr. NORRIS is a well known rancher of the Mist district, where he has lived for several years, going there from Taft.- Madera Tribune, Oct. 23
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ELLIS- In Stockton, November 1st,
Gertrude Alice ELLIS, beloved wife of Chester H. ELLIS, mother of
********, ******** and ******** ELLIS, daughter of Mrs. Annie LEWIS of
Stockton and sister of Mrs. Ella SMITHER of Berkeley, Mrs. Dora
William and Lee Lewis of Mariposa and niece of Mrs. J. B. GARNER of
a native of California, aged 24 years, 4 months and 2 days.
The funeral was held Saturday, November 4, 1916, at 3 p.m., internment being in Rural cemetery.
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BARRETT H. M. November 4, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
HEART FAILURE BRINGS DEATH TO H. M. BARRETT
M. BARRETT, pioneer of Merced
was found dead in bed at his home this morning. Heart failure was the
of death. It is believed that he died about 4:30 o'clock.
Deceased was a native of Mariposa county, and had lived in Merced Falls vicinity for forty years. He leaves a wife and children.
The body will be sent to San Francisco for burial. Sun, Oct. 30
MORISSEY, Richard November 11, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
AGED HORNITOS RESIDENT DIES THIS WEEK
Richard MORRISSEY, Sr., of Hornitos
at 5 o'clock, Wednesday, at the home of his son, Richard MORRISSEY,
in Hornitos. Death was due to Bright's disease.
Deceased was a native of Ireland, and was 84 years of age. He was a metal worker by trade, and formerly followed that profession for many years in San Francisco. The past five years he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Kate ROWLAND of Cathey's Valley. He is survived by four sons and one daughter, as follows: Richard and Patrick, of Hornitos; Arthur of San Francisco; James, of Sacramento, and Mrs. Kate ROWLAND, of Cathey's Valley.
LEVALLEY- GEE November 18, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Lee LeVALLEY and Mrs. Minnie E. GEE, both of Indian Peak, were married in Mariposa, Wednesday afternoon, by Justice of the Peace W. A. SCOTT. Witnesses to the ceremony were Miss Emoley GILSON and Supervisor C. I. MENTZER.
GROSJEAN, Alice Mildred November 18, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Alice Mildred GROSJEAN, aged 14
grand daughter of Mrs. S. K. DEATSCH, 1015 Seventh street, and daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. GROSJEAN, of Richmond, died at 10:30 o'clock last night
at 601 I street, where she had been living since May in a vain search
Deceased was born in Mariposa county, April 24, 1902, and most of her life was spent in that and Contra Costa Count. She had been a student in the schools of both Richmond and Vallejo and was a favorite among her fellow students. She is survived by one sister, *****, her parents and other relatives on the Coast and in the east. Modesto News, Nov. 10.
The funeral was held on Thursday, internment being in Sunset View Cemetery, near Richmond.
MARSH-UPTON November 18, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Charles MARSH, of Long Mary mine, and Mrs. Theresa UPTON, of San Francisco, were married at the home of John CASTAGNETTO, in Mariposa, Thursday, by Justice of the Peace W. A. SCOTT.
HANSEN-SMITH November 25, 916 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON on Monday last to Charles H. HANSEN of Fresno and Miss Sarah L. SMITH of Oakvale.
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HANSEN-SMITH November 25, 916 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON on Monday last to Charles H. HANSEN of Fresno and Miss Sarah L. SMITH of Oakvale.
LIND, Mrs. Mary Catherine December 2, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER LADY CROSSES THE GREAT DIVIDE
Mary Catherine LIND, one of the
pioneer residents of Mariposa, passed away at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. F. W. SCHLAGETE, on Friday of last week. Death was caused from
the result of injuries sustained by a fall about three weeks prior to
death. Mrs. LIND was a native of Ohio and 78 years of age. She was
to the late C. G. LIND in Bridgeport, Ohio, in 1860, and during that
came to Mariposa with her husband and has ever since made this place
home. To this union eight children were born, four of whom survive,
Mrs. F. W. SCHLAGETER, Miss Kate LIND and George E. LIND of Mariposa
C. G. LIND of Bagby.
Deceased was a member of Las Mariposas Chapter, No. 200, O. E. S., and the services was held under their auspices Sunday at 2 p.m., internment being in the Masonic cemettery. The funeral, one of thelargest ever held in Mariposa, was a fitting tribute of the esteem in which she was held by all who knew her.
HANSON-SMITH December 2, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
HANSON-SMITH NUPTIALS IN OAKVALE PRECINCT
The Pine Tree neighborhood has again been the scene of Cupid's activities. As a result at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 21, Miss Sarah SMITH became the bride of Charles HANSEN. Rev. C. S. WINANS officiated, using the impressive ring ceremony. Miss SMITH is the only child of her parents and is of the sensible, cheerful, refined type. Her pleasing manner will win her many friends wherever she may live. Mr. HANSON was formerly of this locality but is now connected with the Union Oil Company of Fresno. Ferns and chrysanthemums with their rich tints were used with pleasing effect in the decorations. A delicious dinner was served to the immediate families of the bride and groom and a few intimate friends who where privileged to witness the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. HANSEN left at once for Fresno where Mr. HANSON has a home ready for his bride at 135 Effie street.
(note spelling of surname HANSON-HANSEN is as per article in Gazette)
DUNBAR, Col. G. E. December 9, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Col. G. E. DUNBAR, aged 76 years, a wealthy resident of Kalamazoo, Mich., died at his home in that city November 17th. Mr. DUNBAR was the owner of the Champion group of mines situated at Barley Field, near Colorado, this county.
WADDELL, Mrs. Mary E. December 9, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary E. WADDELL of Madera, a native of Hornitos and 62 years of age, died in the Burnett Sanitarium in Fresno on Tuesday of this week. She is survived by three children, one sister and one brother. The brother, James THURMAN, spent last winter in Mariposa.
CARSON, Mrs. Sarah December 9, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
GRIM REAPER CALLS MRS. SARAH CARSON
Sarah CARSON of Fowler died at
home in that city last Tuesday. She had been ill for about two weeks, a
sudden stroke of paralysis causing death.
Mrs. CARSON was a native of California and 49 years of age at the time of her death. She is survived by two daughters and two sons, four sisters and five brothers. The latter are Mrs. Martha BREWER, Mrs. Rachael MONTAGUE, Mrs. Rebecca MONAHAN, MRS. Alice LIND, Robert L., William E., John T., and Charles E. PAINE and Jos. G. SEATON.
The remains were brought to Green Mountain for internment in the family burying ground, the funeral being held on Thursday.
BRANSON, Mrs. Thomas &; William December 9, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
MOTHER AND SON DIE AT ALMOST SAME TIME
Dying seven hours apart, Mrs. Thos.
BRANSON of Manteca, formerly of Hornitos, died at 12:30 o'clock
afternoon and her son William BRANSON, who lived in the same house,
away at 7:30 in the evening.
Both has been invalids for many years, the mother suffering from cancer and the son a victim of tuberculosis. Mrs. BRANSON was 65 years of age and the mother of eight children. William BRANSON was about 43 years of age. The husband and seven children survive.
A double funeral was held in Manteca on Thursday and the remains taken to Stockton for internment.
SMITH, Alonzo Charles & Wife December 9, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER RESIDENTS PASS AWAY IN STOCKTON
Alonzo Charles SMITH and wife, who for about twenty years were residents of this county, most of which time was spent in Mariposa passed away in Stockton last week. Mrs. SMITH died Thursday evening and was followed by her husband on Saturday. In each case pneumonia was the cause of death. Mr. SMITH was 83 years of age, and his wife 63. The double funeral was held on Monday, internment being in the cemetery at Stockton.
RODGERS, Mrs. Alice E. December 9, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. C. N. RODGERS PASSES FROM LIFE
Alice E. RODGERS, wife of C. N.
RODGERS, a rancher of this vicinity, died at 8 o'clock yesterday
from heart failure induced by pneumonia. Funeral services will be held
to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Welch undertaking parlors.
Deceased was a native of Mariposa county, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. LANDRAM. She was 44 years of age, and had lived in Merced for twenty years. The husband and a daughter, Myrtle, survive. - Merced Sun, Dec. 4th.
SANCHEZ, Francisco December 16, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Francisco SANHEZ, one of the pioneer residents of Hornitos, died at that place on Tuesday, aged 78 years. The funeral was held Thursday, internment being in Hornitos cemetery.
HATCH, James H. December 16, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
WEALTHY PIONEER OF CALIFORNIA IS DEAD
of the sturdiest and most
of California's pioneers, James H. HATCH, wealthy retired lumberman,
father of the first white child born in Yosemite Valley, died last week
at his Los Angeles home, 1422 South Union Avenue.
Mr. HATCH was 88 years old and his advanced age was the principle cause of his death.
Born in Maine, he came to California in 1852, making the long journey around the Horn in a New England clipper. Entering El Dorado, he settled first in the central part of the state and later established the White and Hatch hotel in the Yosemite. This was one of the noted hostelries of early California and still is remembered by a few of the old timers who were trilled by the wonders of the great garden of nature in the years before its fame extended around the world.
It was in that quaint depot of good cheer that the first white baby to be cast into life's stream from the shadow of Yosemite's wooded mountain crests was born. The pretty little baby, christened Louise HATCH, now is Mrs. Louise MORTON, and she lives with the widow at the Los Angeles home.
After some years in the hotel business he embarked in the lumber trade, in which he was successful. The funeral service were held on Tuesday, after which the body was cremated.
Mina, December 16, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
MEXICAN HUNTER KILLED NEAR FISH CAMP
A Mexican named Mina was accidentally killed Tuesday when his shotgun was discharged as he fell over a log, near Fish Camp, Mariposa county. He had gone hunting in the morning and was found dead in the afternoon. Coroner JOHNSON was summoned and held an inquest on the remains.
DEATSCH, Mrs. Sarah December 16, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. SARAH DEATSCH DIES IN MODESTO
SARAH DEATSCH, aged 74 years,
last evening at a local sanitarium after a long illness. The body is at
the undertaking parlors of Bowker, Wood and Shannon pending funeral
Mrs. Sarah K. DEATSCH was born in Pennsylvania. With her late husband she came to California in 1875 and settled in Merced county. After a few years spent in Merced county, the family moved to Lewis, Mariposa county, where she resided until seven years ago. Since that time she has made her home in Modesto with her son, A. S. DEATSCH.
Surviving members of the family are J. L. DEATSCH, Richmond: A. S. DEATSCH, Modesto; C. B. DEATSCH, Lewis; Mrs. L. H. GROSJEAN, Richmond; W. E. and H. L. DEATSCH, Wickensberg, Arizona, and R. C. DEATSCH, Corcoran, California.- Merced Sun, Dec. 12th.
STEVENSON, J. H. December 23, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
J. H. STEVENSON of Bakersfield died at his home in that city last week. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss May GAZZOLO of Coulterville.
BACIGALUPI, Louis December 23, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER OF EARLY DAYS PASSES TO GREAT BEYOND
Louis BACIGALUPI, one of the earliest
pioneers of California, died at his home in this city at 3:15 o'clock
afternoon, death being due principally from the ravages of old age.
was a native of Italy, born August 28, 1833. He came to America in a
vessel at the age of 14 years, and after a three years residence in New
York came to California with the gold rush, arriving here in 1850. He
at Coulterville and followed mining for a number of years, and tiring
this occupation he engaged in farming and ranching until his retirement
about twenty years ago, when he moved to Merced. His activities of
days undermined his health to such an extent that for the past twelve
he was scarcely able to leave his home.
Mr. BACIGALUPI was married on June 24, 1865, to Miss Louisa REPETTO and to this union ten children were born, nine of them surviving. They are: Mrs. William GUILD, Mrs. George LATOUR, Mrs. J. A. KECK and Miss Lillian BACIGALUPI of Merced, and Mrs. Harry MURPHY of San Jose, and four sons, August, Louis, Frank and George BACIGALUPI of Merced.
Funeral services were held at the family residence at 345 Nineteenth St., at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. W. H. HAWKEN, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal church. Internment in the Odd Fellow's cemetery.- Merced Star.
LIGHLY-McCLURE December 23, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
WEDDING BELLS RING FOR LEWIS YOUNG LADY
home of Mr. and Mrs. William
of Dinuba, was the scene of a pretty wedding Wednesday afternoon
6th, when their niece, Miss Georgia McCLURE, and Mr. Byron K. LIGHTLY
united in marriage by Rev. Guy G. EMERY, in the presence of a few
and intimate friends. The knot was tied under a bower of simlax and
the room was decorated beautifully in green and white.
The bride wore a traveling suit of dark green broadcloth and the happy pair left on the evening train for Fresno immediately after the ceremony. The bride is a graduate of the Dinuba High School of the class of '15, and has a host of friends among Dinuba young people. The groom is connected with the San Joaquin Light and Power Company. On their return the young couple will make their home in Dinuba.- Communicated to Le Grand Advocate, Dec., 16th.
KENNEY-CORNETT December 23, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG COUPLE MARRY IN CATHEY'S VALLEY
John KENNEY, Jr., and Miss Virginia CORNETT, daughter of Supervisor and Mrs. H. W. CORNETT, were married in Cathey's Valley Thursday of last week at the home of the bride's parents. The groom is pastor in charge at Galt and New Hope, where the young couple will make their home.
SANCHEZ, Francisco December 23, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH OF OLD RESIDENT OF QUARTZBURG DISTRICT
Quartzburg has lost an old resident
37 years in the death of Francisco SANCHEZ. About a week ago Mr.
was strickened with a cold which quickly developed into pneumonia.
that medical science and loving hands could do was done, but the grim
claimed this gentle, kind old man, Dec. 12th. His death was like his
quiet, dignified and beautiful. He just simply was tired and went to
surrounded by loving children and grand children, and his faithful
of over half a century. This dear old lady and her children are
the loving sympathy of the whole community.
Francisco SANCHEZ was born in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 4, 1838. He was a resident of California 60 years, 37 of those years being spent in Mariposa county. His last days were saddened by the death of his daughter, Carmelita SANCHEZ TRABUCCO, who passed on about three months ago. After this blow the kind old face seemed a wee bit more thoughtful and the steps a little slower. Surviving, are his widow, six children, and many grand-children.
He was buried in the cemetery at Hornitos by the side of his little daughter, Thomasita, who died many years ago. Relatives and friends came from far and near, and with old neighbors stood around his grave. So we left him in beautiful sunshine, covered with flowers, in the arms of mother earth taking his long sleep. Good night, old friend, sleep well. When the storms rage I shall think of you, and when the sun shines I shall see you walking and working, always working.
Jeanette M. OWEN.
Quartzburg, Dec. 14, 1916
HELM, John Westley December 30, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
LEWIS RANCHER IS CALLED BY DEATH
Westley HELM of Whitrock died in
Le Grand Sunday about 4 p.m. He had been ill for the past several
Recently he contracted a severe case of lagrippe which developed into
His enfeebled condition made it impossible for him to rally and after a
brave struggle he passed away, surrounded by his faithful wife and
Deceased was born in Lexigton, Mo., January 19, 1842. When 14 years old he came to California by ox team settling on Mariposa creek near the present Savana school. During the 60 years following he has lived most of the time in Mariposa and Merced counties, his home until the last two years being at Whiterock where he engaged in stockraising. In 1868 he was married ot Nancy L. REDMAN in Cathey's Valley. To this marriage union were born the following children: Henry HELM, Chowchilla; James HELM, Lewis; Mrs. Ella BROWN, Fresno; Mrs. Lucy REED, San Jose; Mrs. Maud DUNCAN, Miss Myrtle HELM and Miss Gladys HELM, Le Grand; John and Winifred (deceased). He leaves also to morn one brother and three sisters: Allen HELM, Le Grand; Mrs. Nancy WSHER, Traver; Mrs. Jane TURNER, Fresno; Mrs. Henry McCLURE, Lewis.
Mr. HELM was a member of Mariposa Lodge, No. 39, I. O. O. F. Funeral services were conducted at the grave by officers of Merced Lodge, No. 208. Also a short service was held at the residence in Le Grand by Rev. George SAUNDERS of the M. E. Church. The remains were interred in the Turner cemetery near Le Grand, Tuesday, afternoon, December 26th.
Thus passes another respected pioneer. Although in ill health for a number of years he was always cheerful. He was loved by his family and respected by his neighbors and friends. He lived a long, useful life and leaves this world sincerely mourned by all who knew him.
COLEMAN, George and BECK, Andrew December 30, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR CAUSES DEATH OF TWO MEN
Within the past two weeks Coroner D.
E. JOHNSON has been called to hold inquests on the bodies of two men
in each instance the verdict of the jury was "that death resulted from
the excessive use of alcoholic liquors."
The first case was that of George COLEMAN, a prospector residing near Bagby. Mr. COLEMAN was found dead on Flyaway on December 18th. He was a native of Illinois and 59 years of age, and had no known relatives. He had been dead several days and the body was buried where found. Deceased had $70 on deposit with Bagby and Quinn and his personal effects were sold by Coroner JOHNSON for $5.25.
Andrew Beck, the other victim of the saloon evil, died while in an intoxicated condition sitting in a chair in the Variain saloon in Pleasant Valley on Thursday, December 21st, BECK, who had been in the employ of the government, arrived in Pleasant Valley the night before his death. He was about 56 years of age and a native of Finland. The inquest was held by Coroner Johnson Friday, December 22nd. Money amounting to $79.70 was found on his person. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Pleasant Valley the day following the inquest.
STERNE, Miss Liberty M December 30, 1916 Mariposa Gazette
BELOVED WOMAN PASSES TO HER ETERNAL REST
Liberty M. STERNE, a most
young woman, passed peacefully away at the home of her mother, Mrs. E.
M. STERNE, 3027 Benvenue avenue, Berkeley, Wednesday afternoon. Death
an illness of several years' duration, the past year of which she was
the most part confined to her bed. All that medical science and the
care was done to stay the hand of death, but to no avail.
Liberty M. STENE was a native o Hite's Cove, and the greater part of her life was spent in the town of Mariposa. Several years ago, with the members of her family, she removed to Berkeley, in which city she lived until claimed by death. Never, during all the long years of suffering, did she pine or complain. Always was there a better day coming. The sun still shone for her and the beautiful things of life lost none of their appeal. Although death was not wholly unexpected the news came as a shock to all, for all were her friends, and her demise is mourned by every acquaintance. The loss to her family is irreparable.
Surviving members of the family are the mother, Mrs. E. M. STERNE, five sisters, Mrs. Rosine C. GALLISON of Mariposa, Mrs. Kathryn F. WEILER, Misses Mary E., Julia P., and Lucy Sterne, and one brother, Stanley R. STERNE all of Berkeley.
The funeral services were held in Berkeley yesterday.
Farewell, faithful friend, true and noble woman, hail, and farewell. After a short life of unselfish devotion to others, a life that has made the world better and purer, comes the great reward. May your sleep be calm and peaceful, as your life was noble and true.
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GARDINER-MAGUIRE- In San Francisco, December 30, 1917 by Rev. James A. GARDINER, Sr., James A. GARDINER of San Francisco and Miss Mary MAGUIRE of Mt. Bullion.
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GRADE- In San Francisco, January 10,
1917, Marie GRADE, beloved wife of the late William Adolph GRADE, and
late William Adolph GRADE, and devoted mother of Louis A. and the late
August and Dora GRADE, a native of Braunschweig, Germany, aged 75
10 months and 29 days.
Funeral services were held in San Francisco on Friday of last week, at 2 p.m. Internment, Mt. Olivet cemetery.
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FIPO-PIERSON- In Merced, January 22, 1917, Louis FIPO and Minnie Alta PIERSON, both of Merced.
Died January 27, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
FERRETTI- In San Francisco, January
1917, Mary FERRETTI, dearly beloved mother of Mrs. Teresa GOSS. Mrs.
GARBORINO, John V., Frank and Louis FERRETTI and Mrs. ARATA, a native
Italy, aged 68 years, 4 months and 8 days.
Funeral services were held in San Francisco on Wednesday and the body taken to Coulterville for internment.
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EVANS, Jerry January 6, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Jerry EVANS, an inmate of the county hospital for a number of years past, died at that institution on Wednesday. Deceased had been partly paralyzed during his stay at the hospital. He was brought here from Hornitos. The funeral was held Thursday.
HOBRON-SPEARS January 6, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
HOBRON-SPEARS NUPTIALS TAKES PLACE IN CERES.
Ora SPEARS and Clarence HOBRON,
both well known residents of Modesto, were married on Sunday, December
31st, at noon, at the home of the bride's parents at Ceres. The
was performed by the Rev. Mr. RIED of Modesto. After the ceremony a
dinner was served, Mr. and Mrs. HOBRON leaving on the afternoon train
a honeymoon in San Francisco. On their return they will be at home in
The bride was dressed in a gown of crepe de chine trimmed with shadow lace. Both young people have many friends in Modesto who will be glad to hear of their happiness. Modesto Herald, Jan. 3
The groom is a former Coulterville young man and a son of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. HOBRON, for many years residents of the north side.
GARDINER- MAGUIRE January 6, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
POPULAR YOUNG LADY MARRIES IN BAY CITY
romantic courtship of three years
last Saturday in the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. F. T. MAGUIRE of Mt.
and James GARDINER, son of Rev. James A. GARDINER, Sr., of Larkspur,
county, and junior member of the wholesale druggist firm of GARDINER
of San Francisco. The nuptials of the two young people so evidently
for each other gave keen pleasure to their many acquaintances who were
conscious of the constancy of the trysting.
As a prelude to the happy climax, Miss Mary sought her girlhood home at Mt. Bullion on Christmas, where she was joined by her betrothed. There it seemed as if the spirits of the mountains were loath to lose their maiden mortal in that the mountains raved in a fury of rain and hail and snow as if to forbid the marriage plans. Only by the most resolute rush through snow and flood and mire were the lovers able to escape from their storm-locked fastness and reach San Francisco on appointed time for the ceremonies to be held in St. John's Presbyterian church in that city.
By the wishes of the young people, the services were held quietly in the presence only of immediate relatives. Pursuant to a paternal custom, the wedding rites were conducted by the Rev. GARDINER, this being the fifth scion of his house he has led into wedlock. Miss Edna MAGUIRE, sister of the bride, and Mr. Edgar GARDINER, brother of the groom, attended the couple.
To escape attention, the couple quietly slipped off to Los Angelese, only to find themselves confronted by the solicitous greetings of their friends as related in the following telegram from Los Angeles in the San Francisco Chronicle of last Wednesday:
"After attempting to outwit his San Francisco friends by a private wedding at the rectory of St. John's Presbyterian church in that city and then hastily departing to Los Angeles, James A. GARDINER is registered at the Angelus with his bride, where they found a beautiful floral emblem awaiting them, prominently displayed in the main lobby of the hotel with a big card attached, with the inscription: "Welcome to the newlyweds, James A GARDINER and bride."
On the elevator doors they found another card reading: "Greet the newlyweds in room 233," when they came down for breakfast, and later in the day when they returned to the hotel, they found a trail of rice leading to from the front door to the elevator and thence to the door of their room, to the knob on which was attached a pair of baby shoes.
The bridegroom is Pacific Coast agent for the Celluloid Company of New York. The bride was Mary MAGUIRE of Baltimore Park, a suburb of San Francisco."
After a honeymoon of two months among the wonders of the southwest, the bridal pair will occupy a very pretty home in Larkspur just opposite the residences of the bride's sisters and the groom's parents. In this cozy cottage will be found many an adornment to proclaim the thoughtful gift of friend and kin.
Yours in memory of old Mariposa,
San Francisco, Jan. 3, 1917
GILLIS, E. J. January 20, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Monday, January 8th, at 1 o'clock E. J. GILLIS passed to the Great Beyond. Mr. GILLIS and his family had moved into this vicinity about six months ago in hopes that he might overcome the dread disease to which he finally succumbed. The body was removed to Modesto Monday night and internment was made on Wednesday. Deceased is survived by a wife and two small sons, who have returned to their home near Ripon.
HAMILL-CHANEY January 20, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
HAMILL-CHANEY WEDDING CELEBRATED IN MERCED
A very pretty home wedding occurred at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of C. A. OVERTON, 943 Nineteenth street, when his grand-daughter, Miss GLADYS CHENEY, was united in marriage to Joseph J. HAMILL. The ring ceremony was performed by Rev. H. T. BABCOCK in the presence of the immediate relatives and close friends of the contracting parties. The bride had as her attendant her sister, Miss Marion ARMENTROUT. The groom was attended by Hugh GEOGHAN. The bride was attired in her going away suit of dark blue, while her attendant wore rose-colored nuns veiling. After the ceremony a delicious wedding supper was served and the newly married couple left on the Santa Fe Angel for a two week's honeymoon in southern California points.- Merced Sun, Jan. 17.
BATES-PAGANELLI January 27, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
MERCED YOUNG PEOPLE MARRY IN STOCKTON
Thomas M. BATES and Miss Irene PAGANELLI, well known Merced young people, slipped away to Stockton Friday and were married. The union came as a complete surprise to their friends. They will be at home in the Saunders Apartments, Seventeenth and P streets, after February 1.- Merced Sun, Jan. 23.
NAGEL, George A. January 27, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
OLD RESIDENT DIES IN COUNTY HOSPITAL
George A. NAGEL, for many years a resident of this county, died at the county hospital in Mariposa on Tuesday. He was a native of Massachusetts and about 75 years of age. Mr. NAGEL was brought to the hospital about a year ago from Hunter's Valley. The funeral was held on Thursday, internment being in the public cemetery.
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McFADDEN- In Manhattan, Nevada, January 23, 1917, Mrs. Lizzie McFADDEN, a native of Bear Valley, Mariposa county, Cal.
GALLISON- In Turlock, January 27, 1917, Daniel S. GALLISON, a native of Mariposa, aged 46 years.
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REVEL- In Merced, February 13, 1917, Mrs. Mary REVEL, a native of California, aged 53 years.
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CLARK- At the county hospital, February 20, 1917, Matthew CLARK, a native of Ohio, aged 75 years.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
THISTLE, Mrs. Oscar February 3, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Oscar THISTLE, mother of L. G. THISTLE of Mariposa, passed away at her home in Auburn, Maine, Friday, January 26, 1917.
HANSEN-BRUSCHI February 3, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
The announcement is made for the coming marriage of Miss Hazel R. BRUSCHI and Louis HANSEN both of San Diego. The marriage will take place this month. Miss BRUSCHI is the daughter of Virel BRUSCHI formerly of Coulterville.
GALLISON, Daniel S. February 3, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
HEART TROUBLE CAUSES DEATH OF D. S. GALLISON
Daniel S. GALLISON, a resident of
died at his home in that city last Saturday morning at 2 o'clock,
an illness of several weeks due to heart trouble. Mr. GALLISON was a
of Mariposa and 46 years of age. He was a son of the late WINSLOW and
N. GALLISON, pioneer residents of Mariposa. Until his removal to
a few years ago, his entire life was spent in Mariposa county. Honesty
and integrity made him many friends and his demise is mourned by all.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida GALLISON, and seven children, Arthur, Frank, Wayne, Floerence, Wilma, Helen and Mildred GALLISON, one sister, Mrs. M. I. PAINE, and two brothers, W. E. and P. R. GALLISON.
The remains were brought to Mariposa on Sunday. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. order and the funeral, one of the largest here in years, was held under their auspices at 2:30 p.m.
FERETTI, Mrs. Mary February 3, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Although a week ago, we had hopes of her recovery, the Grim Reaper took from among us one of the most beloved and respected women of Mariposa Tuolumne counties, Mrs. Mary FERRETTI, she passing away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maria ARATA, in San Francisco, where mass was said. Later the remains were sent to Coulterville for internment. Mrs. FERRETTI was of a kind disposition and will be greatly missed by many friends as well as the following children: Mrs. Maria ARATA of San Francisco; Mrs. Savana GARBARINO and Louis FERRETTI of Coulterville; Mrs. Teresa GOSS of Stockton and Frank FERRETTI of Sonora.
ALEXANDER, Mrs. Martha February 3, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Words of sympathy are being sent to the children of Mrs. Martha ALEXANDER, who passed away last Thursday at Happy Valley.
McFADDEN, Mrs. Sarah February 3, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER BEAR VALLEY LADY DIES IN NEVADA
Sarah McFADDEN, wife of Bert
a Manhattan mining man, died at her home in Manhattan at 10:30 o'clock
Tuesday night. She was taken ill a week ago and her illness developed
Bright's disease. She lapsed into a stupor or heavy sleep, from which
never rallied. Dr. HACKNEY, who was in attendance, did everything
to save her life.
For some years Mrs. McFADDEN had been an invalid, but in recent years had greatly recovered her health and this winter appeared to be in better health and spirits than she had been for years. Her jolly disposition had made for her a host of friends in the camp.
Mrs. McFADDEN and her husband, together with their three children, Lizzie, George and Bert, went to Manhattan from California in the early days of the camp. A few years ago her daughter and son, George died. Her husband and son, Bert, are her only surviving relatives in Nevada.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Presbyterian church, Manhattan, and internment will be in Mount Moriah cemetery. The body will rest alongside those of her son and daughter.- Tonopah (Nevada) Times, Jan. 25th.
HALL, Mrs. Martha Ann February 10, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
AGED PIONEER WOMAN IS CALLED BY DEATH
Martha Ann HALL, nee CLARK,
of the late E. G. HALL, and aged mother of A. C. HALL of this city,
late Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. SELL,
Ahwahnee, Madera county, where she went four months ago for a visit.
Mrs. HALL was one of the oldest pioneers of Mariposa and Merced counties, having lived in Merced county since 1869, and was a Mariposa county resident previous to that.
She was born in Andover, Massachusetts, July 4, 1828, and spent her earlier life in the New England country where she was married at the age of 19 years. In 1852 she came west with her husband, living first in San Francisco where the latter engaged in the auctioneer and brokerage business. In 1860 the couple moved to Hornitos, the historic mining town of Mariposa county, where Mr. HALL was postmaster, hotel keeper and express agent. In 1869 the family moved to Dover, Merced county, a harbor settlement on the San Joaquin river, now existing only on early maps of the county. Later in that year the husband died, and four years later the widow removed to Merced which continued to be her seat of residence throughout the remainder of her life.
The remains of the pioneer woman will be brought from Ahwahnee tomorrow afternoon and will be taken to the Masonic cemetery for internment. Funeral services will be conducted at the grave.- Merced Sun, Feb. 5.
REVEL, Mrs. Mary February 17, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. MARY REVEL PASSES AWAY IN MERCED
Mary REVEL, widow of the late
REVEL, well known mining man of Sweetwater district, died in the Merced
Sanitarium, Tuesday night about 9 o'clock, following an operation. The
operation became necessary because of an injury sustained in a fall at
her home Sunday night. She was taken to Merced early Monday morning in
order to secure medical treatment.
Mrs. REVEL was born in Green's Gulch, near Mt. Bullion, and was 53 years of age. She was a daughter of the late Miquel BARBA, and her entire life was spent in this county.
Surviving the deceased are a son, George S. REVEL and a daughter, Mrs. Louisa McGOURAN, both of Mariposa.
The remains were brought to Mariposa Thursday from Merced and internment made in the Catholic cemetery, at 2 p.m., the service being conducted by Rev. Father MOLYNEAX of Jamestown.
CLARK, Matthew February 24, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
OLD TIME MINER DIES IN COUNTY HOSPITAL
Matthew CLARK, for several years an inmate of the county hospital, died Monday morning after a long illness, caused by a peculiar growth on his neck from which he has suffered for many years prior to going to the hospital. The deceased was a native of Ohio and 75 years of age. For a number of years he resided on Bear Creek, where he was engaged in mining. The remains were interred in the public cemetery on Tuesday.
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BAIN- In San Jose, February 21, 1917, Mrs. Cora BAIN, a native of California, aged 46 years.
MUSANTE- At Jamestown, February 28, 1917, John MUSANTE, a native of Coulterville, Mariposa county, aged 30 years.
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CONWAY- At Cold Springs, March 11, 1917, John CONWAY, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 86 years.
FORAN- At Whitlock, March 13th, 1917, James D. FORAN, a native of California, aged 52 years.
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Obituaries and marriage announcements
WALLACE, Miles March 3, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Miles WALLACE, former guardian of the Yosemite Valley and well known here, died at his home in Fresno last Saturday night. He was a native of Tennessee and 56 years of age.
MUSANTE,John March 3, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
COUTERVILLE RESIDENT DIES IN JAMESTOWN
John MUSANTE, a well known young man of the north side, died in Jamestown on Wednesday, following an attack of pneumonia. He was a native of this county and about 30 years of age. The remains were taken to Coulterville for internment.
O'CONNER, John March 3, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
John O'CONNER, better known as "John Bull," died Friday night, February 23rd, at 10 o'clock. He had long been a resident of this county and for the past few weeks had been staying at the Halstead ranch, where he passed away. Internment followed Monday, the 26th, at the Granite Springs cemetery.
BRANSON, Joseph March 10, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER MARIPOSA MINER DIES OF HEART TROUBLE
Joseph R. BRANSON, pioneer miner of
was found dead in bed at 8 o'clock this morning at the home of his
Mrs. M. PEARD, at 25 Twenty-first street, in this city. Death was due
heart trouble of which he had been a sufferer for the past five years.
He had been failing rapidly for the past two weeks. He retired at 9:30
o'clock last night, apparently in the same condition as earlier in the
day. His failure to rise this morning caused the household to feel
and go to his room where he was found lifeless. It is believed he had
dead an hour when discovered. An inquest was held late this afternoon.
Deceased was a native of Nebraska, in which state he was born January 9, 1860. He came to California when young, settling in Mariposa county, where he lived until five years ago when he moved to Merced.
He is survived by three brothers and two sisters, as follows: Hiram and William BRANSON, Mariposa; Wylie BRANSON, Ripon; Mrs, John TURNER and Mrs. M. F. PEARD, Merced.
The funeral will be held next Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. PEARD, and the internment will be made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery, deceased having been a member of the Odd Fellows's lodge in Mariposa.- Merced Sun, March 3.
LOWRIE-SCHWARTZ March 17, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Fresno last Saturday to Marion LOWRIE of Mariposa and Miss Lillie SCHWARTZ of Sanger. Mr. LOWRIE is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. LOWRIE, Sr., of this town.
GASSMAN, Mrs. Juliette March 17, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Juliette GASSMAN, mother of the late Mrs. Albert COOK, whose husband conducted a barber shop in Mariposa some years ago, died in San Francisco, March 12, 1917. The deceased was a native of Switzerland and 77 years of age.
CONWAY, John March 17, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
STURDY PIONEER PASSES TO GREAT BEYOND
CONWAY, sturdy mountaineer and
road and trail builder of Mariposa county, died at the home of his son,
U. S. CONWAY, at Cold Springs, last Sunday night at about 11 o'clock.
of old age was the cause of his death.
John CONWAY was for many years employed in Yosemite as a builder of roads and trails to the many points of interests in that vicinity. Among these being Cloud's Rest trail, Glacier Point trail and Eagle Peak trail. In later years he was employed at Wawona, having had charge of a portion of the Washburn roads.
For some time past, being unable to longer perform manual labor, he has made his home with his son at Cold Springs, where he has given every attention. Mr. CONWAY was a native of Pennsylvania and 86 years of age. He is survived by two sons, George W., of Merced, and U. S. CONWAY, of Cold Springs.
The remains were brought to Mariposa on Tuesday, internment being in the public cemetery at 2:30 p.m.
FORAN, James D. March 17, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
HEART FAILURE CAUSES DEATH OF JAMES D. FORAN
James D. FORAN, a well known
was found dead in his cabin at Whitlock. Tuesday evening about five
by Nick MULLINS, a neighbor, who by chance called at his house. Death
due to heart failure and life had been extinct several hours before
the body. During the forenoon of his demise Mr. FORAN was apparently in
good health and was about his cabin as usual, he spending the time
wood. It is presumed that death occurred about noon as evidence showed
he was in the act of making fire in the stove when stricken. He was not
seen after this hour by Mr. MULLINS until his visit at the house when
corpse was discovered.
James D. FORAN was 52 years of age and a native of Mariposa county and during his youth resided at Pittsburg Landing, near Mt. Bullion. He is survived by two sons, and two sisters, Mrs. F. A. WILLOW of Bakersfield and Miss M. T. FORAN of Richmond. The remains were brought to Mariposa and internment made in the Catholic cemetery yesterday at 11 o'clock a.m.
ADAMINA, Mrs. Louisa March 17, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
NATIVE OF BEAR VALLEY DIES IN OAKLAND
at Oakland, March 9, 1917, Mrs.
Louisa ARDAMINA, beloved wife of A. ARDAMINA; mother of Irene Harris,
Jerome, Arnold, Felix and Louis ADAMINA; also sister of Louis
It is sad to write about the passing away od such a noble character as
the deceased lady was. She was a native of Bear Valley and spent most
her girlhood days in that little village. Very frequently her
would revert to the place of her happy youth.
Six years ago she came for a visit with her lifelong friend, Mrs. M. QUEIROLO of this place, and she visited the town of her birth, cheerfully greeting what old friends that were still there.
Mrs. ARDAMINA was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. GARBARINO, pioneers of Bear Valley. In the early seventies the family went to San Francisco to reside. Soon after that as a bride, she went to Oakland where she has lived ever since and has a large circle of friends, besides a devoted family to mourn. Death was caused by hemorrhage of the brain. The bereaved family have the heart-felt sympathy of a large circle of friends. "Pace all Aniniasua." Ida Q. MACHIO,
Hunter's Valley, March 13, 1917
REXFORD, Rev. W. L. March 24, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Rev. W. L. REXFORD, son of Mrs. M. J. EBE, died in Oakland on March 9th, 1917. Mr. REXFORD was a native of North Carolina and his early life was spent in Cathey's Valley.
NEATE-ASHER March 24, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
DEACONESS BECOMES BRIDE OF MINISTER
C. K. ASHER, a deaconess of the
Pioneer Memorial Church, and Rev. Henry NEATE of Stockton were married
at the home of Dr. E. G. SIMON, 607 Thirty-fourth street, last night.
Harold GOVETTE, pastor of the Pioneer Memorial a Church officiated.
and Mrs. NEATE will live in Stockton.
Fifty members of the church gave a surprise reception to the bride-elect on the eve of her wedding. Mrs. WARDLANE, 89 years of age, wife of a retired minister, presented the guest of honor with a gift from the congregation. Despite her years, Mrs. WARDLANE contributed old time piano selections to the program.- San Francisco Examiner.
Rev. NEATE was, for several years, pastor in charge of the Methodist church in Mariposa.
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DOWNIE- Near Modesto, Cal., April 7, 1917, Gertrude Ethel DOWNIE, a native of California, aged 34 years, 3 months and 4 days.
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Obituaries and marriage announcements
DOWNIE, Miss Gertrude E. and Isaac HIGH April 14, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
AUTO ACCIDENT FATAL TO A MARIPOSA LADY
Gertrude E. DOWNIE, a graduate
the Chico Normal School and teacher of the Hart school, near Modesto,
instantly killed last Saturday, at 5:30 p.m., when the automobile in
she was riding, accompanied by Issac S. HIGH, a wealthy Modesto farmer,
collided with a Southern Pacific passenger train.
At the crash of the engine with the automobile the car was at once enveloped in flames from exploding gasoline.
The automobile was hurled 75 feet and Miss DOWNIE was thrown more than 100 feet and was instantly killed. Her clothing was practically burned from her body before the flames were extinguished by other autoist who were witnesses to the tragedy. An effort to beat the train to the crossing was the cause of the accident.
Gertrude Ethel DOWNIE was a native of California and 34 years, 3 months and 4 days of age. She was the eldest daughter of the late Thomas H. and Florence M. DOWNIE, old residents of this county. Almost her entire life was spent in the county, her girlhood days being spent in Mariposa. For several years she was engaged in teaching in various schools of the county. Her jolly disposition won for her many friends and all will mourn her untimely death. Surviving her are two sisters, Mrs. Belle REED, of Oakland, and Mrs. H. L. STAPLES, of Halfmoon Bay, and one brother, Herbert BISHOP, of San Francisco These relatives are extended the heartfelt sympathy of all.
The remains were taken to Oakland and funeral services held on Tuesday at 2 p.m., internment being in Mountain View cemetery.
HIGH, the driver of the machine, died from his injuries Wednesday morning.
TUCKER, Thomas April 21, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Thomas TUCKER, a native of Texas and 72 years of age, died at the county hospital Tuesday night. The funeral was held Wednesday. The deceased was an uncle of Mrs. J. L. HARLESS.
GRAHAM-YOUNG April 21, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued last Saturday evening by County Clerk GALLISON to Jefferson D. GRAHAM of Grub Gulch and Miss Mariana A. YOUNG of Raymond. The couple were married the same evening by Justice of the Peace W. A. SCOTT.
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HOFFMAN- Near Colorado, May 18, 1917, Frederick HOFFMAN, a native of Germany, agreed 87 years.
SNEDIKER- In Mariposa, May 19, 1917, Homer E. SNEDIKER, a native of Ohio, aged 71 years.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
RAGLE, John May 5, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
TIMBER FALLER MEETS DEATH IN LOGGING CAMP
John RAGLE, a timber faller employed by the Yosemite Lumber Co., near El Portal, was killed, Tuesday of this week, he being struck by a falling tree. He was about 45 years of age. A brother believed to be in Pueblo, Colorado, is the only known relative. The inquest was held by Coroner Johnson on Tuesday, after which the remains were shipped to Merced for internment.
LATCHAW, Mrs. George May 5, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. George LATCHAW, of Hornitos died at her home near that town on Thursday. The internment will be had in Hornitos to-day. Deceased is survived by her husband and three children: Mrs. Joseph LORD of Fresno, George A. and Frank M. LATCHAW of Hornitos.
Mountain King Mine disaster May 5, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
SEVEN MINERS LOSE LIVES IN MOUNTAIN KING MINE
the breaking of the flume
water for power in operating the air compressor at the Mountain King
on the Merced river last Saturday, the most fatal mine accident in the
history of Mariposa County was recorded, and seven men lost their lives
by being overcome by deadly gas, caused by shooting a round of holes in
the shaft 1400 feet underground. The dead are Peter DEFAU, foreman of
mine, John ESCOLOSES, Jos. GARINO, Joseph B. LACHER, Ilo CAYTON, Peter
BRUSHERO and Carl FRANK.
The first news of the tragedy reached Mariposa Saturday about noon when a telephone message was received asking that men be sent at once to help rescue the entombed miners. Several auto loads left immediately but learned upon reaching Mt. Bullion that their services were not required.
Reports regarding the affair are conflicting and the exact cause will probably never known. It appears, however, that part of the crew was sent into the mine to make repairs on the track and that they descended to the bottom of the shaft to ascertain the result from blasting their last round of holes. That at least two of the unfortunate lost their lives in an attempt to save their fellow workers, is evidenced by their bodies being found on the ladder leading down the shaft. These men were DEFAU, the foreman, and Jos. GARINO of Coulterville.
The work of repairing the flume was pushed with all possible speed but a second break delayed matters for some time. Railroad rails were then used to stay the timbers and the compressor was started pumping air into the mine. All previous attempts to enter the mine were futile. Willing workers from all nearby points rushed to the scene and did all in their power in the work of rescue. At about 2 a.m. Sunday morning the last of the bodies was brought to the surface. Physicians were in attendance but their services were not required as the men, beyond any doubt, had been dead for several hours.
GARINO'S home is in Coulterville and he was well known in that section. A similar experience in the Virginia mine a few years ago nearly cost him his life. At that time he was found on a ladder where he had been hanging unconscious for hours.
Frank and Escoles were Mariposans, and had been employees of the Mountain King Mining Company for some months. Frank is survived by one brother and four sisters. But little is known here of LATCHER. For some time he resided at Bagby, and is survived by his widow and four small children. Of the others nothing is known.
The bodies of Frank and Escloses were brought to Mariposa Sunday evening. Both funerals were held on Monday, the internment of the former being in the Mariposa public cemetery, and that of the later near Bear Creek. GARINO'S remains were interred in the Coulterville cemetery on Tuesday, and those of LACHER in the Bear Valley cemetery, also on Tuesday.
Inquests were held on the bodies at the mine Sunday morning by Coroner JOHNSON. The verdict of the jury in each case was that death was the result of being overcome by gas.
CURTIS, George E. May 5, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN PROSPECTOR DIES IN COUNTY HOSPITAL
George E. CURTIS, a prospector well known in every section of this county, died in the county hospital Friday of last week following a short illness from pneumonia. Deceased was about 60 years of age. The funeral was held on Saturday, internment being in the Mariposa public cemetery.
CURRY, David A. May 5, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
DAVID A. CURRY DIES IN SAN FRANCISCO
David A. CURRY, founder of the first
hotel camp in the Yosemite National Park, whose friends throughout the
west number thousands, died Monday of this week at the German hospital
in San Francisco. CURRY sustained an injury to his foot several months
ago. Blood poisoning set in, and following a relapse the end came.
CURRY, known throughout the west as the "Stentor of Yosemite," was born in Indiana in 1860. He was a graduate of Indiana University and taught school in Utah for four years. He came to California in 1898 and a year later founded Camp Curry.
From a small beginning of seven tents in 1899. Camp Curry under the direction of its genial manager, has grown into a tent city accommodating more than one thousand guests. Curry had just completed plans for the 1917 season when he suffered an injury to his foot that caused death. His wife, Mrs. Jennie CURRY, and three children, survive. The widow and son will manage the resort this year.
CHAMPION, S. J. May 12, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
S. J. CHAMPION PASSES TO GREAT BEYOND
Mariposa Colony about the Bay is
deeply affected on the death of Steve CHAMPION, Sunday night. In
him and his brave battles against "white plague" that had assailed him,
the Mariposa Club, of which he was a most constant member, little
at its Saturday night meeting, that the same evening was the closing
in the life of one of its most endeared members.
Steve CHAMPION was a most gentle character, tenderly thoughtful of others and eager to give solace to the sorrowing. A light smile played incessantly about his face like sunshine upon the cliff. In voice that hushed the envious birds, he sang of love to humanity and glory to God. He was clean in mind and religious in temperament, and strange as it may seem, his soul sought his Maker at the sabbath evening hour when he oft uplifted his tender tenor hymns to the Most High. May thew sweet voice that oft gladdened Whitlock's glen and exiled meetings of Mariposa's men join in angel's anthems among the asphodels of Paradise.
LATCHAW, Mrs. Elizabeth May 12, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
On Thursday last, May 3, 1917, Mrs. Elizabeth LATCHAW passed away most peacefully at her home in Elkhorn. She was 87 years of age and up to the time of her illness had led an active life. She was ill only ten days. Her daughter, Mrs. Clara LORD came from Fresno and tenderly nursed her aged mother, until she breathed her last, as only a devoted daughter should. The deceased was held in high esteem by all her neighbors and friends. Was always ready to comfort and assist those in need. Those left to mourn a loving wife and mother are: George LATCHAW Sr., and his children, Frank and George LATCHAW and Mrs. Clara Lord. The vernable lady was interred in the Catholic Cemetery at Hornitos, last Saturday, and the sorrowing friends who followed her to her last resting place, have heart-felt sympathy for the bereaved family.
CUMMINS, T. R. May 19, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSAN DIED AT LE GRAND
T. R. CUMMINGS, of Le Grand, for several years a farmer of the Jerseydale district, died at his home, Friday night of last week, after an illness of many months. Deceased was a native of Missouri and had been a resident of this state about 20 years. The funeral was held at Plainsburg, Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dora L. CIMMINS and two children.
NEAS-JE-GAR-GATH - WASHINGTON May 26, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued Thursday to Alfred NEAS-JE-GAR-RATH and Emma WASHINGTON, both of Miama. Both are Indians. The marriage ceremony was performed the same evening at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. C. H. FAIRFIELD.
SNEDIKER, Homer E May 26, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
HOMER E. SNEDIKER DIED AT HOSPITAL
Homer E. SNEDIKER, a pioneer of the town and county, dropped dead at the county hospital in Mariposa, on Saturday with liver and heart troubles for some time past and this was the immediate cause of death. He was a native of Ohio, age 71 years. He came to Mariposa in early times and had followed mining, stage driving and other occupations for a livelihood. He had been a patient in the hospital only a few weeks.
HOFFMAN, Frederick May 26, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
OLD SOLDIER ANSWERS LAST CALL
Frederick HOFFMAN, an old miner, was found dead in his cabin at Colorado, on Saturday morning last. The old man had been ailing for some time past and had been cared for by Charley HAYES. Mr. HAYES, who is a neighbor, was with him until midnight Friday and went home for a little sleep and on his return in the morning found the patient dead. An inquest was held and old age was given as the cause of death. Mr. HOFFMAN was a native of Germany, and 87 years of age. He came to this county when a young man, was naturalized and was a true and loyal citizen up to the time of his death. In 1862 he joined the army and for three years served in the 2d Cavalry, Cal. U. S. Volunteers. He was one of the detail that demolished the Banner printing office, the property of the late R. J. STEELE, in Snelling in 1865. The remains were laid to rest in the Mariposa public cemetery last Sunday.
Vitals June 1917 Mariposa Gazette
June 2, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 2, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
DAPELLO-WESTFALL- At the home of the
bride's mother, near Ben Hur, May 19th, 1917, by the Rev. G. W.
Charles D. DEPELLO to Miss Lillie WESTFALL.
The groom is a nephew of Dave DAPELLO, a merchant of Raymond, and holds a good position in his uncle's store and is a popular young man.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Blanche WESTFALL of Ben Hur. She has many friends and well liked by all who know her. The Gazette joins their many friends in wishing them a happy and prosperous life.
June 9, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
June 16, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Died June 16, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
STEWART- In San Francisco, June 10, 1917, Chistina STEWART, mother of George D. STEWART of Mariposa, a native o Germany, aged 83 years.
QUINN- In San Francisco, June 13, 1917, Josiah D. QUINN, a native of Maine, aged 68 years.
June 23, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Died June 23, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
WASHBURN- In Oakland, June 14th, 1917, John S. WASHBURN, a native of Vermont, aged 78 years.
FARMER- At Indian Peak, June 16th, 1917, A. M. FARMER, a native of Kentucky, aged 42 years.
Married June 23, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
WESTFALL-BOOTHE- In Fresno, June 17, 1917, Eldridge G. WESTFALL and Miss Verna BOOTHE, both of Usona, Mariposa county.
June 30, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries and marriage announcements
GORDON, Mrs. A. D. June 2, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER WOMAN OF COULTERVILLE DEAD
Mrs. GORDON, wife of A. D. GORDON, a prominent farmer of Coulterville section, died on Tuesday, May 15th, and was buried on the home place by Undertaker Harry BURDEN on the Friday following. Rev. Hugh FURNEAUX, of the Sonora Presbyterian church officiating. Mrs. GORDON was 77 years of age and lived on the ranch where she died 47 years. She came to California across the plains in an ox team in 1853, and resided in Big Oak Flat when that section was being ravished of its surface placer gold. She was a kind hearted, Christian woman, greatly beloved by all who knew her. Besides the aged husband, two daughters, Mrs. E. MAY and Mrs. W. DANIEL, and one son, Robert A. GORDON, are left to mourn her.- Sonora Democrat.
CABEZUT-SIMPSON June 16, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Fresno this week to Raymond CABEZUT of Ben Hur, and Miss Ella SIMPSON of Merced Falls.
MARQUEZ-CASTRO June 16, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued here by County Clerk GALLISON Wednesday to Allix MARQUEZ of Merced and Theodora CASTRO of Mariposa. The couple were married the same day by Justice of the Peace W. A. SCOTT.
QUINN, Josiah June 16, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH ENDS SUFFERING OF GOOD CITIZEN
Josiah D. QUINN, a member of the firm
Bagby & Quinn of Bagby, passed away at the lane Hospital in San
last Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock, following an illness of many
due to kidney trouble.
"Si" QUINN, as he was familiarly called by his many friends, was a native of Maine and about 68 years of age. He came to this county and settled at Bagby during the year 1896, and with the exception of a few years spent in Tuolumne county, has ever since made that place his home, where he was engaged in business.
He was a honorable man, a staunch friend to all in need and his friends were numbered by acquaintances, for all were his friends.
He left Bagby a few weeks since to enter Lane Hospital in San Francisco, with the hope that his fast failing health would be restored, but it proved to no avail.
The deceased is survived by relatives in his native state to whom he paid a visit during last year.
According to a wish expressed by the deceased his remains were brought to Bagby yesterday and internment will be in I. O. O. F. cemetery at Bear Valley to-morrow, (Sunday) at 2 p.m.
STEWART, Mrs. Christina June 16, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
ESCAPING GAS CAUSES DEATH OF AGED LADY
Christina STEWART, for about 60
years a resident of Mariposa county, an done of the best known pioneer
women in this section, died in San Francisco Sunday morning at the home
of her friend, Mrs. Tillie WILCOX. Death was caused by being overcome
gas. She was a native of Germany and 83 years of age.
Mrs. STEWART left Mariposa about two weeks ago in the best of health and after a short visit with friends in Fresno went to San Francisco where she expected to visit other old time friends before returning to her Mariposa home.
She was the widow of the late Geo. STEWART, prominent in business circles in Mariposa during early days, he having preceded her to the grave in January 1883. Deceased was the mother of four children. Of these but one son, Georgee D. STEWART, survives. Other relatives are a sister, Mrs. Geo. BERTKEN, Sr., of Mariposa, and a number of grand children.
The remains were brought to Mariposa Wednesday, Internment being in the family plot in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
QUINN, J. D. June 23, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
J. D. QUINN LAID TO REST IN BEAR VALLEY CEMETERY
The funeral of the late J. D. QUINN, who passed away in the Lane hospital, San Francisco, last week, was held in Bear Valley last Sunday. The services were largely attended, people coming from all nearby towns to pay their last respects. The large gathering was a fitting testimonial to the esteem in which Mr. QUINN was held by his fellow citizens.
WESTFALL-BOOTHE June 23, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
POPULAR USONA COUPLE JOINED IN WEDLOCK
Eldgridge G. WESTFALL and Miss Verna BOOTHE, both of Usona, were married in Fresno last Saturday evening. Both are well known in the mountain section of the county. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. WESTFALL and his bride the eldest daughter of Supervisor and Mrs. C. L. BOOTHE. For the past few years she has been engaged in teaching in various schools of the county. Their many friends will wish for them all joy and happiness. They will make their home near Usona.
WASHBURN, John June 23, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER HOTEL MAN CALLED BY DEATH
Known to Californians and world
generally as the pioneer stage and hotel man of Yosemite park, John S.
WASHBURN died at the age of 78 Thursday night, at the Fabiola hospital
in Oakland, following a long illness.
Mr. WASHBURN was born in Randolph, Vermont, December 30, 1838, where he spent his youth, arriving in San Jose in 1874. He returned east during that year and again coming to the State in 1875, settled at Wawona, Mariposa county. He was a brother of , and associated with the late Henry WASHBURN, who there established stage lines running from Merced, Madera and Raymond to Yosemite and the Mariposa grove of big trees.
He is survived by his widow, who is the daughter of the late Thomas HILL, a well known artist of this state, and a son Clarence A. WASHBURN.
The funeral was held on Monday, internment being private.
FARMER, A. M. June 23, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
INDIAN PEAK RANCHER KILLS HIMSELF WITH PISTOL
M. FARMER, a homesteader in the
Peak district, committed suicide at his home last Sunday by shooting
with a 32-caliber Colts Revolver. Death was instantaneous. Despondency
over ill health is given as the cause of the rash act. Mr. FARMER lived
with his mother and a nephew and they were in an adjoining room when
shot was fired. He had been a resident of the county for about six
Coroner JOHNSON was summoned and had an inquest the same day. FARMER was a native of Kentucky and 42 years of age. The body was taken to Los Angelese for internment.
KELLOGG, Mr. and Mrs. F. June 23, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT ON COULTERVILLE ROAD
and Mrs. F. KELLOGG of Ingomar,
county, were killed in an auto accident an Greeley Hill, a few miles
Coulterville, last Tuesday evening, when their machine turned turtle.
daughters of the couple were in the machine but escaped serious injury,
although one of them suffered a broken arm.
It appears that Mr. KELLOGG was making the hill an too high speed and in attempting to change gears lost control of the machine and backed into a bank overturning the car.
The bodies were shipped to Merced where they were prepared for burial. They were later taken to Salinas and the funeral held on Thursday.
Vitals July 1917 Mariposa Gazette
July 7, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Died July 7, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
SEGALE- In Yosemite, June 27, 1917, Paulo SEGALE, a native of Genoa, Italy, aged 66 years, 8 months and 20 days.
July 14, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Died July 14, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
BRICE- In Oakland, July 9, 1917, William M. BRICE, a native of Illinois, aged 53 years.
July 21, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Died July 21, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
LOVEJOY- In San Francisco, July 17, 1917, Judge J. O. LOVEJOY, a native of Massachusetts, aged 88 years.
PETERSON, In Los Angelese, July 9, 1917, Mrs. Nannie M. PETERSON, a native of Oakland, Cal., age 54 years.
July 28, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries and Marriage announcements.
SEGALE, Paulo S. July 7, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
COULTERVILLE RESIDENT DIES IN YOSEMITE
Paulo SEGALE, an old resident of
died in the hospital in Yosemite Valley, Wednesday, June 27, 1917,
an illness caused by cancer of the stomach. The deceased was a native
Genoa, Italy, and 66 years, 8 months and 20 days of age and had been a
resident of this county for 39 years, most of which was spent in
For several years prior to his death Mr. SEGALE was employed in the Yosemite Valley as foreman of trail construction and had been in the Valley three months of the present season.
Deceased is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Louis FERETTI, Mrs. Charles SLAGLE, Miss R. SEGALE, Albino SAGALE, and Ronaldo SEGALE all of Coulterville.
The remains were shipped to Coulterville and the funeral, which was largely attended, was held in that town on Friday.
PICKARD-CHILDERS July 14, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk Gallison Tuesday evening to William N. PICKARD of San Francisco and Elinor I. CHILDERS of New York. The couple are enroute to the Yosemite Valley where they will be married.
BRICE, William M. July 14, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN RESIDENT DIES IN OAKLAND
William M. BRICE, the Briceburg
and one of the best known men in Merced river district, died in Oakland
on Monday following an illness of many months, due to diabetes.
A few days before his death Mr. BRICE was taken from his home to Oakland in the hopes of prolonging his life but the effort failed. The remains were cremated in that city on Tuesday.
Deceased had been a resident of this county for about 25 years, first engaging in the mining industry and for a time operated the noted Schroeder mine on Saxon creek. He later purchased the Colorado store where he lived for a number of years. With the advent of the Yosemite Valley railroad into El Portal, Mr. BRICE moved his store to its present location at Briceburg and up to the time of his death carried on a general merchandise business.
On December 25, 1899, Mr. BRICE was married to Miss Elsie RIDGWAY of Mariposa, and to this happy union two children were born. Other surviving relatives are his aged parents and a brother, James A. BRICE, of San Francisco.
Deceased was a native of Illinois and 53 years of age. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Mariposa and of the Merced Elks.
Always a friend to those in need, the passing of Mr. BRICE will be mourned not only by his immediate family but by all of his acquaintances.
LOVEJOY, Judge J. O. July 21, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER JURIST OF MARIPOSA CALLED
Judge J. O. LOVEJOY, an early day resident of Mariposa and who served as Judge here from 1857 to 1861, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grace NACELO, in San Francisco, Tuesday night. Judge LOVEJOY moved from Mariposa county to Tulare county in 1871 and has ever since resided in that county. Four daughters, one son and a brother and sister survive. The deceased was a native of Massachusetts and 88 years of age. The remains were shipped from San Francisco to Tulare for internment.
KASER-MUTTON July 21, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Coulterville schoolmates and friends
of Miss Norrine MUTTON will learn with interest of her marriage, on
25th, to Walter S. KASER of Porterville, the wedding taking place in
at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. A. C. JOY, a resident of
many years ago. Relatives and a few close friends witnessed the
which was performed by Rev. T. T. GRIFFIN, pastor of the first
Church. Miss Shirley BLADE, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor and
Leonard ULUGHT acted as groomsman.
The bride wore a beautiful gown of white crepe de chine, trimmed in pearl banding and she carried a bouquet of white carnations and asparagus ferns.
Lohengrin's Wedding March was played by Miss Mary CHORDIKAN, an intimate friend of the bride.
Mrs. KASER is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. MUTTON, her father being a mining man now engaged in the Magnesite district. He was manager of the Oro Rico Gold Mining and Milling company near Coulterville, up to a few years ago. She is a niece of Al C. JOY, sporting editor of the San Francisco Examiner, and of Dr. W. Moxey JOY of Kansas City, Missouri.
The groom is well and favorably known in Porterville and stands well in church, social and fraternal circles. He holds a responsible position in the post office.
Mr. and Mrs. KASER will make their future home in Porterville on a beautiful acre owned by the groom, where, in a short time, a modern five-room bungalow will be ready for their occupancy. Among the guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Al C. JOY who went down from San Francisco for the occasion.
PETERSON, Mrs. Nannie M July 21, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER CATHAY RESIDENT DIES IN SOUTH
Mrs. Nannie PETERSON, wife of Louis PETERSON, a former resident of Cathey's Valley for twenty years, died at her home in Los Angelese, Monday, July 9, 1917, at the age of 54 years. She is survived by three children, Louis A. PETERSON, Mrs. Marge KANE, and Helen PETERSON. Deceased was born in Oakland and was a daughter of the late F. T. HOUGHTON, a well known miner of the Indian Gulch district. A sister, Mrs. W. W. COLTRIN resides in Calistoga.
TEDROW, Stanley Eugene July 28, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Stanley Eugene, the eleven months old child of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. TEDROW, died in Yosemite Valley last Sunday morning, from pneumonia. The remains were brought to Mariposa Sunday night and internment had in the Mariposa cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday.
SMITH, Mrs. Mary Madeline Vierra July 28, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
CATHAY PIONEER LADY ENTERS FINAL SLEEP
Mrs. Mary Madeline Vierra SMITH passed away at the home of her son, Frank SMITH, at Indian Gulch, Mariposa county, at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, death being due to the infirmities incident to old age. The deceased was a native of Azores Islands, aged 84 years, and had been a resident of Merced and Mariposa counties for the past 48 years. She was devoted to her family, of a kind and charitable disposition, true to the highest instincts of womanhood, and was honored and respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. She leaves four sons-- Joseph M. SMITH of PATTERSON, Stanislaus county; John V. and Manuel SMITH of Merced, and Frank SMITH of Indian Gulch. The remains were brought to this city Wednesday and the funeral was held from the local Catholic Church at 9 o'clock yesterday morning, Rev. Father BRENNAN officiating at the services.- Merced Express, July 21.
REED, Mrs. Fred July 28, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Fred REED, aged 53 years, died in San Francisco July 17. Mrs. REED was a native of Hornitos and was the daughter of Jacob KOCHER. After her marriage to Mr. REED they resided in Merced for several years and moved to San Francisco about fifteen years ago.
GILBERT, Hippolite July 28, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Hippolite GILBERT. aged 67, one of the early arrivals in Mariposa county, died at the county hospital Monday night. Mr. GILBERT was a life long friend of Henry NELSON and had lived with Mr. NELSON for several years. Saturday he was strickened with a hemorrhage of the brain and was taken to the hospital. Funeral services were held at the Welch mortuary chapel Tuesday morning.- Merced Star, July 26.
Vitals August 1917 Mariposa Gazette
August 4, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Died August 4, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
WESTFALL- Near Darrah, July 30, 1917, Rev. Charles K. WESTFALL, a native of West Virginia, aged 61 years.
August 11, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
August 18, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
August 25, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Married August 25, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
JONES-BENNETT- At Mormon Bar, July 16, 1917, by Rev. George W. WESTERN, Thomas J. JONES, Jr., and Mrs. Ollie M. BENNETT, both of Lewis.
Died August 25, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
STANTON- At Fish Camp, August 19, 1917, Patrick STANTON, a native of Missouri, aged 48 years.
MURPHY- At Sugar Pine, August 19, 1917, Charles Henry MURPHY, Jr., a native of Mariposa, aged 4 years, 6 months. (S. F. Chronicle please copy)
Obituaries and marriage announcements
WESTFALL, C. K. August 4, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
PROMINENT RESIDENT DIES NEAR DARRAH
K. WESTFALL one of the most widely
known citizens of Mariposa county passed away at his home near Darrah,
on Tuesday mornng last at 3 o'clock.
Mr. WESTFALL was a leading man of the county, always in the lead where it lead to the betterment of the public. He was a prominent Mason, had been at the head of the stockmans association for years, and was a progressive farmer and stockraiser. He will be greatly missed not only by his family but by the public at large.
Deceased was a native of West Virginia, but emigrated to Pennsylvania from which state he came to California arriving in San Jose in 1904. He resided in that city about a year. Having relatives in Mariposa county he, with his family, came here and settled on the old Joe WESTFALL place, near Darrah, in 1895 and lived there until the time of his death.
He was a regularly ordained minister and was the pastor of the Mariposa Methodist church in 1908-9. He was retired soon after at his own request as his duties at his farm took all his time. He was a jovial, wholesouled man, kind and gentle and many is the poor family that will miss his kind words and liberal hand.
The subject of this article was 61 years of age and leaves to mourn, besides his widow, Elizabeth J. WESTFALL, three sons, Waine E., Paul L., and Merrill WESTFALL; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl CRONKITES, of Fresno; two brothers, Samuel W., and James D. WESTFALL and two sisters, Mrs. W. T. NUTTER and Mrs. A. DAVIDSON.
funeral, which was largely
was held in Mariposa, Wednesday, August 1, 1917, under the auspices of
the local lodge of the Masons. Internment in the Mosonic cemetery.
NORDGREN, G. E. August 11, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
MERCED RESIDENT DIES FROM SERIOUS OPERATION
G. E. NORDSREN, a prominent Merced resident an dwell known to many Mariposans, died at the German Hospital in San Francisco, Sunday afternoon, following an illness of several months. Death followed a serious operation to the throat, Mr. NORDGREN was a native of Santa Clara county an 55 years of age. He is survived by his widow. The remains were taken to Merced for internment which took place on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
WOLLESON, J. P. August 11, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
J. P. WOLLESON, one of the first settlers of Mariposa county, died August 3, 1917, at Stockton. He was 87 years and 7 months old. He leaves a son and six grand children to mourn. Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Alice WOLLESON, Sunday, at 1 p.m., internment being in the Granite Springs cemetery. Those that attended the funeral from Stockton, besides the son and family were F. MOLLENHAUSER and wife, O. HOTCH and wife, Henry COOK, L. KNUTSON, Will MOLLENHAUER and Jesse MOLLENHAUER.
JACOBS-MINOR August 18, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in San Francisco on Monday to Joseph J. JACOBS and Dorothy M. MINOR, both of Sacramento.
MITCHIE, John August 18, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
MITCHIE, an Indian Peak farmer,
died at Madera Tuesday. He leaves a widow and family. He was a native
Scotland, aged about 53 years and had been in America 25 years.
JONES-BENNETT August 18, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued Thursday to Thomas J. JONES and Miss Ollie M. BENNETT, both of Lewis.
STANTON, Patrick August 25, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
PATRICK STANTON IS CALLED BY DEATH
STANTON one of the proprietors of
the Fish Camp Hotel, and well known in Mariposa, fell dead on the porch
of his hotel last Sunday afternoon. The cause of death was heart
and was very sudden. On the day of his death Mr. STANTON had returned
an outing in Yosemite Valley, and a few minutes after reaching his home
was stricken. While away he complained of not feeling well but seemed
be his usual jovial spirit.
Mr. STANTON was a native of Missouri and 48 years of age. He came to this state with his parents when very young and located in Merced county. In his younger days he learned the blacksmith trade which he followed in various valley towns. For several years he engaged in the saloon business in Mariposa. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jessie STANTON, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Wm. H. RAMSDEN.
The body was taken in charge by Coroner Jay of Madera and shipped to Turlock, where the funeral was held.
MURPHY, Charles Henry August 25, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG BOY DIES AFTER A FEW DAYS ILLNESS
Charles Henry MURPHY, the 4 1/2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. MURPHY of near Wowona, died at the Sugar Pine hospital last Sunday night following an illness of but four days. Appendicitis is given as the cause of death. The remains were brought to Mariposa Monday by the bereaved parents and laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery.
Vitals September 1917 Mariposa Gazette
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September 22, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Died September 22, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
FOURNIER- At the U. S. Naval Training Center, Marre Island, September 16, 1917, William J. FOURNIER, a native of Mariposa county, aged 24 years, 11 months, 15 days.
September 29, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Married September 29, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
APPLING-PROBASCO- In Mariposa, September 22, 1917, Marvin C. APPLING and Ruth E. PROBASCO, both of Oakvale.
Died September 29, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
GARRITY- In Mariposa, September 26, 1917, Edward GARRITY, a native of Ireland, aged about 86 years.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
WOLLESON, Jas. September 1, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Jas WOLLESON, a pioneer farmer of Granite Springs, who for a number of years has lived in Stockton, died in that city quite recently having reached more than four score of years of age. The remains were laid to rest by the side of his wife in the Granite Springs cemetery. Mr. WOLLESON was a representative citizen whose dealings with his fellowmen were at all times above reproach. One son survives, namely, Wm. WOLLESON of Stockton, former Mariposa county Supervisor.
RODDEN-RILEY September 1, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
PRETTY WEDDING UNITES POPULAR OAKDALE COUPLE
the splendid residence which is to
be their future home, last Wednesday, August 22, Rev. Father LOONEY
in marriage Miss Margurite Carmody RILEY, the charming and beautiful
of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. HOULLIHAN, formerly of Coulterville, and Chas.
RODDEN, a member of one of the most prominent families of Oakvale. Only
the immediate relatives of the high contracting parties witnessed the
The bride wore a gown of white crepe de chine and was attended by her sister, Miss Laurina RILEY, who was attired in a combination of pink and white. Wm. RODDEN, brother of the bridegroom was best man.
Following the ceremony a dinner was served at the home of the bride groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward RODDEN, after which the young couple left for a automobile tour. At the present writing they are in San Francisco. Los Angeles and other southern points of interest will be visited before they return.
Mrs. RODDEN has attended the Oakdale Union High school for the past two years.
Mr. RODDEN has been assistant cashier of the First National bank of Oakdale, of which his father is president. He resigned that post three months ago to take up the duties of assistant manager of the extensive and varied business interests of RODDEN Bros.
That both the young people are social favorites was testified by the numerous beautiful gifts they received as souvenirs of the occasion.
LITTHANS, Mrs. Alice Shimer September 8, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
COULTERVILLE YOUNG LADY DIES FOLLOWING OPERATION
Scarcely had Coulterville people at
and elsewhere recovered from the distressing news of the untimely end
one of their number when an other bereavement cast a pall upon them.
Mrs. Alice Shimer LITTHANS, a popular and lovely girl, and a bride of only three months, died at her late home in Los Angelese on Monday, August 27th, following an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. W. U. CONOVA and Miss Florence SHIMER hastened from Coulterville upon word of her illness and were with their sister when the end came.
The body was brought to Coulterville for burial and the funeral held there last Thursday afternoon was attended by scores of sorrowing relatives and friends.
Mrs. LITTHANS was a member of one of the earliest pioneer families of Coulterville. Her grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. James SHIMER. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Austin SHIMER and was born in Coulterville in November, 1896. Therefore she was not quite 21 years of age.
Besides her husband she is survived by one brother, James SHIMER, and four sisters, Mrs. George DEXTER, Mrs. W. L. CANOVA and Mrs. F. F. CLARK of Lagrange.
Members of this family have cherished always a beautiful devotion for one another. Especially did the elder sister edify by their motherly qualities and upon Alice, the youngest, whose life had cost the dear price of their mother, a wealth of love was lavished. Bowed now under the weight of grief these generous sisters should find in this some ray of comfort- the grief life of their treasured one was ever bright and happy.
ANDERSON-JORGENSON September 15, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON last Sunday to Ralph Herbert ANDERSON of Kearsarge, New Hampshire, and Miss Aimee Jorgenson of Yosemite Valley. The marriage will take place in Yosemite on September 22nd.
ARTHUR, Mrs. Belle September 15, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER HORNITOS LADY BURIED ON SUNDAY
Funeral services were held in
Sunday afternoon for the late Mrs. Belle ARTHUR, who died late Friday
at the Merced ranch home of her daughter, Mrs. J. A. RODUNER, where she
had made her home since two years ago. Deceased was a native of Ohio,
was 79 years of age. Death was due to paralysis. Mrs. ARTHUR was a
of Hornitos where she lived for many years. Her husband, Robert ARTHUR,
died about ten years ago. Surviving are five daughters and three sons
follows: Mrs. J. A. RODUNER, Merced; Mrs. P. J. WOLFSEN, Merced; Mrs.
HUNT, Lodi; Mrs. Wm. Ten Eyck, Haywards; Mrs. Charles PIERSON, Mt.
James, Charles and William ARTHUR, Hornitos.- Merced Sun.
(NOTE- Photo of headstone from St. Catherine's- states that year of death was 1915)
FOURNIER, William J. September 22, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
WILLIAM J. FOURNEIR CALLED BY DEATH
horror of war was brought home to
all Mariposans this week, when word was received the William J.
of Mt. Bullion, one of the first men of the county to answer his
call, had passed away at the U. S. Naval Training Station, Mare
Death came on Sunday September the 16th, following an illness of about
three weeks from an attack of measles and pneumonia.
Will FOURNIER was a native of Mariposa county and 24 years, 11 months and 15 days of age. For many years he followed the occupation of mining and with some degree of success. Honest and fair in all dealings with his friends, all of whom will regret to hear of his untimely death.
Surviving are his farther, Antone FOURNIER of Mariposa, one brother, T. B. FOURNIER, and two sisters, Mrs. Jay C. BRUCE and Mrs. Sarah KIRBY.
The remains were brought to Mariposa Wednesday and laid to rest in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at 2 p.m. Services were held at the grave. To his sorrowing relatives the sympathy of the entire community is extended.
QUIGLEY, John Martin September 22, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA DOCTOR IS DEAD IN METROPOLIS
John Martin QUIGLEY, a native of
Mariposa, died in San Francisco September 12th. He was a son of a
pioneer, Patrick QUIGLEY, who afterward for many years superintended
Gate Park, San Francisco.
Deceased was a prominent member of the Native Sons and Young Mens Institute- Merced Sun.
LEE, M. September 22, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
MAN FOUND DEAD IN MERCED RIVER
LEE, an employee of the government
near El Portal, was found dead in the Merced River Thursday of last
The body had been in the water about two weeks and was in a badly
condition. The verdict of the jury was that the deceased was killed by
a fall, his skull being fractured. LEE was a native of Oklahoma and 33
years of age. The only surviving relative known is a mother residing in
An inquest was held by Coroner JOHNSON on Friday of last week and the remains brought to Mariposa for internment. LEE was a cripple, having but one arm. In his bed was found $134 and $2.90 found in his pocket. This amount, together with about a month's pay, comprises his estate so far as known.
PRAIRIE-SOLARI September 22, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
INDIAN GULCH BELLE BECOMES WAR BRIDE
A wedding of interest to Mercedites and Mariposans which occurred in Piedmont last Monday united in marriage Miss Josephine K. SOLARI, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nocholas SOLARI of Indian Gulch, and Henry PRAIRIE of Hornitos. The wedding was solemnized at the home of Mrs. M. J. HOUGHTON, a friend of the SOLARI family. The groom, who is a farmer of Hornitos, is among the Mariposans who will go to American Lake, Washington, in the next national army contingent and the bride plans to accompany him north. The bride, who has been a prominent in the social affairs of her home neighborhood attended high school in Stockton, and has a host of friends in various valley towns who will extend congratulations. - Merced Sun, Sept., 13th.
APPLING-PROBASCO September 29, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Marvin C. APPLING, one of the men leaving Mariposa on Sunday for Camp Lewis, was married Saturday evening to Ruth E. PROBASCO. The ceremony was performed by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO. The contracting parties were residents of the Oakvale district.
ALVORD, John September 29, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
John ALVORD died in Fresno on Tuesday of this week, death being due to tuberculosis. Deceased was a native of Mariposa county 47 years of age, and for a number of years resided with his parents at Jerseydale. He is survived by one brother, E. R. ALVORD of Merced. The remains were brought to Mariposa on Thursday for internment.
GARRITY, Ned September 29, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
EARLY DAY MINER CALLED BY DEATH
Ned GARRITY, long a resident of Mariposa county, for the past twelve years an inmate of the county hospital, died at that institution Wednesday morning. Deceased was a native of Ireland and about 86 years of age. Before entering the hospital he followed mining as his occupation. The remains were laid to rest in the public cemetery on Thursday.
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Obituaries and marriage announcements
BAYS-LAWRENCE October 6, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Thomas BAYS, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. BAYS of Mormon Bar, and Miss Rosamond LAWRENCE of San Jose were married in the latter city on Friday of last week. They will make their home in Monterey, where Mr. BAYS is stationed in the Signal Corps of the United Sates army.
GOODMAN, Joseph T. October 6, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN WRITER DIES IN BAY CITY
dispatch dated San Francisco, Oct.
2nd, says: Joseph T. GOODMAN, editor and writer, friend of Mark TWAIN,
died at a hospital here yesterday after an illness of four months, it
known to-day. He was 80 years old.
GOODMAN was well known in Mariposa county, having lived near Coulterville where he spent a portion of his time while engaged in writing some of his important works.
OPIE-GARDNER October 13, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Mariposa on Thursday to Ed OPIE and Jennie GARDNER both of Coulterville.
FERRARI-CAMICIA October 13, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
In Stockton, Sept. 5th, the marriage of John F. FARRARI and Miss Virginia CAMICIA, took place. The groom is a Hunter's Valley boy, who has been a resident of Stockton only of recent years and who is indeed worthy of the charming bride he has won. The happy couple have many friends here who wish them much happiness.
COBB-STEWART October 20, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
MISS TILLIE STEWART WEDS ARMY SARGEANT
Miss Tillie STEWART, daughter of Mrs. George STEWART of this city, became the bride of Sargeant B. F. COBB, United States Infantry, in San Francisco yesterday afternoon. The marriage was performed in the city hall, and was witnessed by the bride's mother, her sister, Miss Elvelyn STEWART, Mrs. Mary KYNOCH and William RIGGINS. The bridal party arrived in Merced last night and this evening left for the bay city again, where they will make their home at the Presidio. - Merced Sun, Oct. 16.
MEYER, George October 20, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH CLAIMS WELL KNOWN STOCKRAISER
Following a serious operation in the
German Hospital, San Francisco, George MEYERS, for many years a
of the north side, passed away Sunday, October 14, 1917, aged about 68
years. Deceased was a native of Germany but had lived in the United
since childhood. He was engaged in farming and stock raising and was
owner of ranches near Merced Falls and El Portal. Mr. MEYERS was well
and honored and respected by all.
He is survived by his widow and two sons, two brothers, Henry and Dick MEYERS, of Groveland, and one sister, Mrs. F. WALTER of San Francisco.
The remains were interred in Mt. Olivet cemetery.
McLEAN, Walter letter, October 20, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
WALTER McLEAN WRITES OF ARMY LIFE
Walter D. McLEAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. McLEAN of Coulterville, who enlisted in the national army about the middle of May, has written a most interesting letter on army life to his parents. He has spent the summer in the Captain's office in Linda Vista assisting in drawing up the plans for the big camp in the north. He has recently been sent to Vancover Barracks near Portland, where he joined his regiment. The letter follows:
Co. F., 4TH Eng., Oct. 7, 1917.
Folks:- Everything has settled down to
the regular routine again, and we have been assigned to our company. We
were distributed around, three or four in each company.
I was assigned to Co. F., which has the reputation of being the best Company in the regiment. The day after we arrived here, rifles were issued to us, and we have been drilling about 7 hours a day with them ever since. The first night my muscles were rather sore but after that it has not affected me at all.
One thing about barracks that is an improvement on the other camp, is that the meals come right up to those in that clipping you sent, if not better. This noon we had roast beef, celery, tomatoes, lettuce, potatoes, corn and some kind of sweet muffin proposition with coconut on them.
have heard so much about the rainy
weather up here- that it rained every day, etc., that I was expecting
find a regular mudhole.
On the contrary there has not been a drop of rain in the week we have been here and the fog has never lasted till noon, while most mornings there has been no fog at all. The nights are not so cold as they were at Linda Vista, but are always just nice and cool. The people here say the summers are usually like this but it is unusual for nice weather to last so late.
I think when the weather does begin to be bad we will be sent to Camp Fremont, as we still hear rumors of it every once in a while.
Yesterday I had to serve on K.P. (kitchen patrol) for the first time but it was very much a snap- being Saturday and the day after pay day, nearly everyone got passes, consequently only a few were at meals and I got most of the day off.
In the evening I went over to Portland, Or., for the first time and got me a new knife and a few other things I needed and then went to a moving picture show.
I have not had all the film developed yet, but the roll we took on Tamalpias seemed to be faulty film and the pictures were no good.
RAY, Nathaniel C. October 27, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
NOTED CIVIL ENGINEER IS CALLED BY DEATH
Nathaniel C. RAY, a well known former
resident of Merced and Mariposa Counties, passed away at St. Mary's
in San Francisco at 9 o'clock Thursday evening, from pneumonia, with
he was stricken shortly after returning from a business trip to the
about ten days ago. The deceased was a native of Connecticut, aged
60 years, and is survived by a widow.
Mr. RAY was one of the most noted civil engineer of the West and for many years was identified with a number of the most extensive mining operation in Montana and California. He was also the engineer in charge of the construction of the Yosemite Valley railroad from Merced to El Portal and it was largely through his efforts that this project was financed and the road completed. He also took an active interest in politics and served a number of terms as a member of the California Legislature from the Mariposa district. He was a prominent member of the B. P. O. E. and was really the organizer of the Merced Lodge of this order. He resided in Merced from 1904 until about three years ago when he was employed by the United States Commerce Commission to assist in making a physical valuation of the railroads of the nation, his duties calling him to various parts of the United States, but for the past year or more his headquarters have been in San Francisco.
Funeral services will be held in San Francisco, and the remains will be taken to New Haven, Connecticut, for burial.- Merced Express, Oct. 20.
BELL- CUMMINGS October 27, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
J. W. BELL MARRIES ON EASTERN VISIT
James Weston BELL returned Saturday
from an extended visit to Maine, and was accompanied on his return by
bride. He was married in Maine. The bride is the only daughter of Mr.
Mrs. R. L. CUMMINGS of South Pans, Maine, and a niece of P. W. JUDKINS
of Mariposa, and is a most charming young lady.
Mr. BELL is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. BELL of this city and is a young man of splendid character, and has many friends to congratulate him in his happiness.- Merced Star, Oct. 22.
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SILVER-ROSE In Merced Falls, October 30, 1917, Frank SILVER-ROSE, a native of the Azores Islands, aged 69 years.
HALL- Near Merced, October 31, 1917, Truman C. HALL, native of Michigan, aged 26 years.
HAM- At Bagby, November 2, 1917, William Henry HAM, a native of Mariposa county, aged 39 years, 8 months and 14 days.
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Died November 17, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
JOHNSON- In Fresno, November 8, 1917, William H. JOHNSON, Sr. a native of Illinois, aged 68 years.
DEXTER- At Greeley Hill, November 10, 1917, Mrs. Kate DEXTER, a native of Ireland, aged 80 years, 5 months and 27 days.
November 24, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Died November 24, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
POTTHAST- In Mt. Bullion, November 17, 1917, Mrs. Annie M. POTTHAST, a native of Germany, aged 76 years.
CRIMMINS- Near Ben Hur, November 16, 1917, Phillip CRIMMINS, a native of Massachusetts, aged 84 years, 9 months and 4 days.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
HAM, Wm. C. November 3, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
WM. C. HAM PASSES AWAY AT BAGBY
William H. HAM, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. HAM, Sr., of Bagby, passed away at the home of his parents yesterday morning at about 1 o'clock. Deceased had been in ill health for the past two years a victim of consumption. He was a native of Mariposa county and 40 years of age. Besides his parents he is survived by one sister, Mrs. C. W. FINCH of Bagby, and two brothers, John HAM and R. HAM, Jr. The remains will be taken to Hornitos and internment will be held in the I. O. O. F. cemetery in that town to-morrow (Sunday), morning.
FAUST, Amanda November 10, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH AT OAKLAND OF AMANDA FAUST
Miss Amanda FAUST passed away in Oakland last night after an extended illness. She went to Oakland two years ago where she was under medical treatment. Heart disease was the cause of death. Miss FAUST was a native of what is now Madera county. She was born on the FAUST homestead, near Buchanan, about 50 years ago. She was the daughter of the late Charles FAUST, one of the first settlers in that district and sister of James B. FAUST of this county and C. A. FAUST of Oakland. The body will be brought here from Oakland this afternoon.- Madera Tribune, Nov. 2.
JOHNSON, W. H. November 17, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA COUNTY RESIDENT PASSES AWAY IN FRESNO
W. H. JOHNSON, Sr. a resident of Cathey's Valley, died in Fresno Thursday of last week following an illness of short duration. Pneumonia was the cause of death. Deceased was a native of Illinois and 68 years of age. He is survived by two brothers, D. N. and Frank JOHNSON and two sons, Elmer and W. H. JOHNSON, Jr. The remains were brought to Cathey's Valley and internment had in the Cemetery at that place Wednesday afternoon.
JONES, John J. November 17, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
RANCHER OF LE GRAND SUCCUMBS TO PARALYSIS
John J. JONES, who a number of years ago was engaged in teaming in the Whitlock district, died at Le Grand last Sunday, following an attack of paralysis which seized him a few hours before his death. The remains were interred in the Plainsburg cemetery on Monday. Deceased was a native of Missouri and 74 years of age. He is survived by four sons and four daughters: John DOLPH, Ed and Guy JONES, Miss Maquerette JONES, Mrs. Eugene DONOVAN, Mrs. Thomas GEORGE and Mrs. Edna CLARK.
Marriage Licenses November 17, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
THREE MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED LAST SATURDAY
Marriage licenses were issued by County Clerk GALLISON last Saturday to the following couples, all residents of Fresno:
Chester G. OSBORNE and Alice PATTERSON. Married by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO.
Hubert H. WELLBORN and Emma Irene PHILLPS.
Leonidas B. HAYHURST and Cecil C. BURROGHS.
The latter couples were married on Sunday, November 11th by Rev. C. R. FAIRFIELD.
DEXTER, Mrs. Kate November 17, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
AGED LADY PASSES TO THE GREAT BEYOND
Following a long illness, Mrs. Kate
one of the oldest and best known residents of the north side, passed
away at her home on Greeley Hill last Saturday morning, November 10,
infirmities of age being the cause of death.
Mrs. DEXTER was a native of Ireland, and aged 80 years, 5 months and 17 days. When a girl of 16 years she left her native land for the United States and for three years resided in New York. In 1861 she came to California and Mariposa county has been her home since that time, she having lived in the Greeley district for 56 years. Loved and respected by her many acquaintances her death will be mourned by everyone. Mrs. DEXTER was the mother of nine children, six of whom survive her. Four sons, Roland, Alonzo, George and John L. DEXTER, and two daughters, Mrs. Nellie DEHL and Mrs. Edna PETERSON, and one sister residing in New York.
The remains were taken to Coulterville for internment in the family plot, on Monday, November 12, 1917 and the large cortege of friends that followed the remains to their last resting place was a fitting tribute of the esteem in which she was held.
POTTHAST, Mrs. Annie November 24, 1917, Mariposa Gazette
MRS. ANNIE POTTHAST PASSES TO GREAT BEYOND
Annie M. POTTHAST, a resident of
Mt. Bullion since the early sixties, passed away at her home, Friday
of last week, following an illness of many years duration, a sufferer
rheumatism and pleurisy. Deceased was a native of Germany and 76 years
When but a young girl she came to this country and after a years residence in San Francisco moved with her husband, the late Frank POTTHAST, to Mt. Bullion, which place she made her home.
The past few years of her life were spent in continual illness, she being unable to leave her home. During this time she was tenderly cared for by her daughter, Mrs. S. J. JOHNS, and everything possible done to alleviate her intense sufferings.
To mourn the loss of a devoted mother are three children: Mrs. Minnie JOHNS, Frank J. and John H. POTTHAST. In their hour of sorrow they have the sympathy of the entire community.
The remains were brought to Mariposa, Sunday, for internment in the Masonic cemetery and placed by the side of her husband, who passed away in 1907. A large crowd of friends and acquaintances were present to pay their last respects to one known and loved by all.
CRIMMINS, Phillip November 24, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
OLD AGE CAUSES DEATH OF BEN HUR FARMER
Phillip CRIMMINS, an aged farmer of
Ben Hur district, died at the home of his son, John CRIMMINS, on Friday
of last week. Mr. CRIMMINS was a native of Massachusetts and 89 years,
9 months and 4 days of age and had resided in this county for about two
The remains were brought to Mariposa and internment had in the Catholic cemetery on Saturday.
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REVEL-PRALL- In Merced, December 5, 1917, George S. REVEL of Merced and Miss Hazel PRALL of Atwater.
DeHART- CABEZUT- In Merced, December 1, 1917, Irvin Raymond HART of Snelling and Miss Isabel CABEZUT of Merced Falls.
December 15, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 15, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
SCHMEHL-GWIN- In San Francisco, December 8th, 1917, Rudolf SCHMEHL of San Francisco and Miss Lola G. GWIN of Berkeley.
PEMBERTON- ATKINS- In Mariposa, December 5, 1917, Oscar PEMBERTON and Mae ATKINS, both of Mariposa.
BROOKS-McNALLY- In Mariposa, December 13, 1917, by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO, George A. BROOKS and Miss Elma I. McNALLY, both of Mariposa.
Died December 15, 1917 Mariposa
CRAIGHAN- At Fort Bragg, December 7, 1917, Mr. Augusta CRAIGHAN, a native of Lyons, New York.
STANDART- Near Miami, December 8th, 1917, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell STANDART.
DECAILLET- In Merced, December 5, 1917, Marie DECAILLET, native of Switzerland, aged 39 years.
December 22, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 22, 1917 Mariposa
MILLERD-HARRIS- In Madera, December
1917, Hugh MILLERD, of Course Gold and Miss Alice May HARRIS, of Miami.
December 29, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries and marriage announcements
LORD, Elmer Enlists December 1, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Elmer LORD of Hornitos has donned the uniform of Uncle Sam's soldiers.
HILLIARD-RHODES December 1, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced last Saturday to Harry HILLIARD of El Portal, and Mary M. RHODES of Maricopa, Arizona.
JOHNSON-RIHN December 1, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
In the First Congregational church in Oakland, on Sunday, Nov. 17th, Miss Isabel RIHN was united in marriage to Wm. G. JOHNSON, by Rev. F. J. VAN HORN, in the presence of a few immediate relatives of the bride. Both of the young people have numerous friends to extend best wishes for a long and happy married life. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. M. RIHN and the late Antone RIHN, old time and highly esteemed residents of Coulterville. The family disposed of their farm and moved to Oakland about ten years ago. During this interval Mrs. JOHNSON visited Mariposa county frequently and several years ago, in Yosemite, the romance which has led to the altar was begun. It was renewed last summer while she visited her sister, Mrs. John STOLDER, at El Portal. Mr. JOHNSON has been a resident of El Portal since shortly after the village was located. He holds a good position in Oakland and there the young people will reside.
GARIBALDI, Lydia December 1, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
Much sympathy is felt for the members of the G. GARIBALDI family of Merced, for the death of Lydia GARIBALDI, youngest daughter of the family: which occurred on the 18th instant, at her late residence in Merced. The young lady, who had been an invalid for several years, was of a lovable nature and the esteem in which she was held was marked by the impressiveness of the funeral and the many beautiful floral offerings. Mass was said for the repose of her soul in the Catholic church of that town and her remains placed in the family vault by the side of her mother.
SCHMEHL-GWIN December 15, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
MISS LOLA G. GWIN IS WEDDED TO CAPTAIN
Miss Loal G. GWIN of Berkeley, well known in Musical circles about the Bay was married last Saturday, December 8th to Captain Rudolf SCHMEHL of San Francisco. The bride was formerly a resident of Mariposa, but for some years made her home about the bay. Captain SCHMEHL is an insurance man of San Francisco and is a retired sea captain. The many friends of Mrs. SCHMEHL in Mariposa wish for her much happiness.
METZ-SHIMER December 22, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Stockton, Monday, December 10, 1917, to Walter Jacob METZ of Stockton and Miss Florence M. SHIMER of Coulterville.
JEFFERY-PENDRAY December 22, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced Wednesday of this week to Albert R. JEFFERY and Miss Minnie PENDRAY, both of Coulterville.
MILLERD-HARRIS December 22, 1917 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG COUPLE WEDDED AT MADERA
On Wednesday evening, December 12th, Miss Alice May HARRIES, of Miami, and Hugh MILLERD of Course Gold, were quietly married by Rev. Mr. BLOWERS at the Baptist manse in Madera. The bride and groom were attended by Mrs. J. B. VISHER and W. L. HARRIS. Mr. VISHER and children and Mrs. STOWER were also present at the ceremony. Mrs. MILLERD is a daughter of Mrs. A. M. HARRIS of Miami. The young couple will make their home in Course Gold.
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HIGMAN- In Mariposa, January 8, 1918, Miss Susanah HIGMAN, a native of Mariposa, aged 50 years, 9 months and 16 days.
WINKLER- At Mariposa county hospital, January 5, 1918, Clark WINKLER, a native of Illinois aged 83 years, and 19 days.
January 19, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Vitals January 19, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Married January 19, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
ELAM-STEWART- In Stockton, January 9, 1918. Thomas ELAM and Miss Evelyn STEWART, both of Merced.
January 26, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries and marriage announcements.
WILLS-MERRITT January 12, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Oakland on Wednesday of this week to Clude P. WILLS of Merced and Miss Ethel C. MERRITT of Cathey's Valley.
ROBERTS-GLYNN January 12, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Ada GLYNN, daughter of Mrs. M. LINDSEY of Coulterville, and D. E. ROBERTS of Murphys, Calaveras Co. were quietly married in Modesto Christmas Eve. The couple will make their home in Calaveras county.
HIGMAN, Susanah G. January 12, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
SUSANAH G. HIGMAN SUMMONED BY DEATH
Susanah G. HIGMAN, a life long
of Mariposa. passed away suddenly at her home here Tuesday evening.
followed an illness of many years duration, she being a sufferer from
disease. Miss HIGMAN was a native of Mariposa and was 50 years, 9
and 16 days of age at the time of her death.
She was a charter member of the Mariposa Parlor of Native Daughters and the funeral was held under the auspices of that order Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock p.m., internment being in the family plot in the public cemetery.
Miss HIGMAN is survived by her aged mother, Mrs. M. J. HIGMAN, one sister, Mrs. Bessie H. FARNSWORTH and one brother, Charles S. HIGMAN, all residents of Mariposa.
ELLIS J. H. January 19, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
PROMINENT MERCED CITIZEN DIES IN SACRAMENTO
H. ELLIS died in Sacramento
at 10:30 a.m. Mr. ELLIS went to Sacramento a few days ago to visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Bert YOUNG, and while there was taken ill, rendering it
to remove him. He had been complaining lately but it was not considered
he was in a serious condition, being fully able to attend to his duties
as auditor of the Y. V. R. R. The immediate cause of death was Bright's
Mr. ELLIS came to Merced thirteen years ago, at the time of the building of the Yosemite Valley railroad, as secretary to the company, and at the completion of the road was made auditor, which position he held up to the time of his death.
Mr. ELLIS was a public spirited man and always took a leading part in matters pertaining to the advancement of Merced. Besides many friends he leaves a wife and two daughters, Marian and Ruth, who reside in Merced, and a brother, Milton ELLIS of San Francisco, to mourn.
He was a native of San Francisco and aged about 46 years, a member of Merced Lodge, I. O. O. F., Yosemite Lodge F. & A. M., and Yosemite Parlor, N. S. G. W. - Merced Star, Jan. 17.
ELAM-STEWART January 19, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN COUPLE UNITED IN MARRIAGE
Thomas ELAM, popular driver on the
Auto Stage Line from Merced to Yosemite Valley and Miss Evelyn STEWART,
a former Mariposa young lady were quietly married in Stockton on
of last week.
Mrs. ELAM is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. D. STEWART, for many years residents of the Sherlocks district and Mariposa. For the past few years she has resided in Merced.
The many friends of this young couple will join in wishing them all happiness and prosperity during their wedded life.
THOMPSON-JONES January 26, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
John W. THOMPSON and Miss Marquerite L. JONES, both of Lewis district, were married in Merced last Monday. The ceremony was performed in the Bethel Methodist Church by Rev. S. M. CHEEK.
RUST, Roy J. January 26, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
ROY J. RUST IS VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA
was received in Mariposa Tuesday
that Roy J. RUST, a young man of that town, who but five weeks'
had enlisted in the United States Army, had died at Fort Sam Houston,
from pneumonia. No details of the sad news have reached Mariposa. The
are expected to arrive at Bagby to-morrow, Sunday, and the funeral will
no doubt be held Monday.
The young man who was 27 years of age, leaves to mourn his untimely demise, a mother, four brothers and one sister, all residents of Mariposa.
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WASS-BAYS- In Merced, February 2, 1918, William H. WASS and Amy Florence BAYS, both of Mariposa.
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TRABUCCO- In Fresno, February 3, 1918, John L. TRABUCCO, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. TRABUCCO, a native of Bear Valley, aged 19 years, 2 months and 14 days.
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BARNETT- In Mariposa, February 9, 1918, James BARNETT, a native of England, aged 83 years, 1 month and 20 days.
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Died February 23, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
CORCORAN- In Bakersfield, February 17, 1918, John H. CORCORAN, son of Judge and Mrs. John M. CORCORAN, a native of Mariposa, aged 54 years, 9 months and 4 days.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
RUST, Roy J. February 2, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
LARGE FUNERAL FOR SOLDIER LAST MONDAY.
Funeral services for the late Roy J.
RUST, of the U. S. Aviation Corps, who died at Fort Sam Huston, Texas,
last week, were held in Mariposa on Monday of this week. The remains
followed to the grave by a largest cortege of friends seen here in many
years. A beautiful floral piece, representing a broken wheel, was
on the grave by the people of Mariposa, this being secured by the
efforts of Mrs. C. E. BENSON and Mrs. F. L. WRIGHT, who took charge of
the raising of funds for its purchase. Many other floral pieces and cut
flowers were sent from El Portal and Yosemite by friends of the
Services were held at the Methodist church and at the grave by the Rev. C. R. FAIRFIELD.
LEAVITT-CANOVA February 2, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
POPULAR YOSEMITE COUPLE WED IN STOCKTON
Ernest P. LEAVETT, clerk in the Government office in Yosemite Valley and Miss Anna CANOVA of Coulterville, were married in Stockton, on Monday, January 28, 1918. The couple will make their home in Yosemite.
BRUCE, Mrs. Azelia V. February 2, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
PROMINENT WOWONA RESIDENT DIES IN SAN FRANCISCO
Word was received in Mariposa Thursday morning announcing the death of Mrs. Azelia V. BRUCE, on that day. No details have been received here regarding the demise of this estimable lady. Mrs. BRUCE was the mother of a large family of children among them being, Jay C., Robert I. and William BRUCE of Wawona. The death occurred in San Francisco.
TRABUCCO, John L. February 9, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
JOHN L. TRABUCCO DIES VICTIM OF APPENDICITIS
After an illness of about one month,
John L. TRABUCCO of Bear Valley, passed away last Sunday, at 12:30
in Burnett Sanitarium in Fresno.
Death was peaceful and resulted from appendicitis, three operations being made to save his life.
The young man first became ill while at work on his father's ranch, near Hornitos and gave no thought as to the nature of his illness. His condition grew worse daily and finally he returned to his home in Bear Valley, making the trip on horseback. Dr. F. L. WRIGHT of Mariposa, was summoned and at once and pronounced his ailment as appendicitis. He remained at his home about ten days when it was though best to remove him to Fresno to be operated upon. The operation took place immediately after his arrival, but to late to save his life.
Johnnie TRABUCCO was born in Bear Valley, November 19, 1898, and was therefore 19 years, 2 months and 14 days of age. Aside from occasional visits away, this county has ever been his home. Of a friendly disposition, he made friends of every acquaintance and all will morn his untimely demise.
In his last illness he remained conscious to the end and realized that death was near. He expressed a desire to be buried in the family plot in Bear Valley cemetery and urged those near and dear to him, who were at his bedside, not to mourn his death.
The body was shipped to Bear Valley arriving there early Tuesday morning and the body, encased in an elegant casket, was laid to rest at 2 o'clock p.m. The services at the grave were read by F. T. MAQUIRE and a choir composed of Mrs. J. J. TRABUCCO, Mrs. Geo. J. BERTKEN and W. E. GALLISON rendered appropriate musical selections. Many beautiful floral offerings and cut flowers covered the grave.
The funeral was the largest ever held in Bear Valley, every section of the county being represented, showing the esteem in which the young man was held.
Those of his immediate family left to mourn are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John B. TRABUCCO, five sisters, Mrs. Ellen SIMPSON of Kerman, Mrs. Minnie VASCHE of Athlone, Mrs. Adeline UDELL of Oakland, Mrs. Jane MEAGHER of Bear Valley and Miss Mildred TRABUCCO of Fresno, and three brothers Joseph, Harold and Ralph TRABUCCO of Bear Valley. To this mourning family the sympathy of the entire community is extended.
Called by the Grim Reaper,
He's gone to the realms far beyond, where
Reigns in all his glory
In celestial bodies unknown,
Our Savior, who watches o'er us,
And tells death to call us home
Only to leave this world of care and suffering
For greater rewards above.
For he called you rather early
Even why, is not for us to know,
Radiantly smiling you left us,
Safely, to the Golden Shore
Only to leave us in sadness, to
BARNETT, James February 16, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
OLD TIME RESIDENT PASSES TO THE BEYOND
BARNETT, a resident of Mariposa since
the early '50's, passed away at his home in Mariposa last Saturday
at about 11:30 o'clock, following a general decline in health lasting
Mr. BARNETT was found by neighbors about two weeks since lying on the floor of his home in a partly paralyzed condition. He was at once taken care of and given every attention possible but he never rallied from the effects.
James BARNETT was a native of England and 83 years, 1 month and 20 days of age at the time of his death. He came to Mariposa in the early fifties and engaged in mining, for many years being shift boss at the Mariposa mine during his early workings. He was a member of the Mariposa Lodge No. 24, F. & A. M., having joined that order in 1861, and 57 years was one of its staunch members. For years a familiar figure on our streets, he will be missed by all. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church, Monday, at 2 o'clock p.m. and the Masonic funeral service held at the grave in the Masonic cemetery above town.
Deceased's nearest relatives are two nephews, John R. BARNETT of Madera and James P. BARNETT of Richmond, both of whom were here to attend the last sad rites. The remains were laid to rest by the side of his wife, who departed this life many years since, there being a large cortege of friends following the remains to the grave.
KENNEY, Walter February 16, 1918
WALTER KENNEY SUCCUMBS TO SHORT ILLNESS
Walter Edward KENNEY died this
at 1:15 at his home on the Kenney ranch near the Alpha school.
was the caused of death, Mr. KENNEY having been strickened with the
just two weeks ago. He made a brave fight for life but could not
the attack. Walter KENNEY was one of the best known young men in
He was born July 8, 1878, in the Yosemite valley, where his parents
at the time. His father, Geo. W. KENNEY, was in the valley, spending
summers there and the winters in Madera. He passed away several years
Walter was raised in Madera, going through the public school and later
attending a business college in Santa Cruz. For the past few years he
been ranching in Madera in the winter and running a summer resort at
Giant Forest in Tulare county in the summer.
Eleven years ago Mr. KENNEY was married to Miss Susan ELMORE, and Mrs. KENNEY and three children survive him. The children are Helen, 9, Elmore 6 and Alfred 4. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Anna M. KENNEY, at 404 North C Street, Madera, and five sisters and one brother. They are: Mrs. George CLAPP of Auburn, Mrs. J. S. STEWART of Montana, Mrs. R. E. KETT of Los Angeles, Miss Blanche and Miss May KENNEY of Madera, and Geo. KENNEY of Madera.
Mr. KENNEY was a member of the local lodge of Knights of Phythias, which order will conduct the funeral services. The remains were moved this afternoon from the ranch to the home of his mother at 404 North C street.
Walter KENNEY had many friends in Madera, were practically all his life was passed. His sterling character and good reputation were recognized by all and his loss will be mourned by the entire community.
The funeral services will be held from the home of Mr. Geo. KENNEY at 404 North C street, to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Internment will be at Arbor Vitae cemetery.- Madera Tribune, Feb. 13.
GAGLIARDO, Mrs. G. February 16, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
ESTIMABLE LADY PASSES AWAY AT HORNITOS
as we go to press word reached
from Hornitos of the death of Mrs. G. GAGLIARDO, wife of G. GAGLIARDO,
the pioneer merchant of that town early Friday morning. Mrs. GAGLIARDO
was 74 years of age on the day of her death. She is survived by her
one son, John P. GAGLIARDO, and two daughters, Mr. Frank OLCESE and
Eugenia GAGLIARDO, all of Hornitos.
The funeral will be held in Hornitos to-day (Saturday,)at 2 o'clock, p.m.
GAGLIARDO, Mrs. February 23, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
LAID TO REST IN HORNITOS CEMETERY
content with the harvest garnered
but two short weeks ago, when a bright young life was cut off, that
reaper, Death, has again come into our midst and from the GAGLIARDO
has taken its choicest blessing- the mother. An aged husband of over
a century, a devoted son, two loving daughters and three grand children
are left to mourn her loss.
After an illness of but a few days and in spite of all that human aid could do, on Thursday last her spirit was wafted to the realms above. It is fitting that such a life as hers should have its close on the eve of the anniversary of the day of its birth.
Followed by a large concourse of sorrowing friends she was tenderly laid to rest on the hill back of the little town in which during life she had lived so long.
As we walked to the church-yard, the beautiful lines of the poet came to mind;
"Death is but a path that must be trod,
Ere man reaches up to God."
beautiful were the floral pieces,
mute tribute of the love and esteem in which she was held by relatives
All who listened to the beautiful and impressive ceremonies of the Catholic Church, must have reflected how necessary to live a life that at its close, like this good woman we may hear:
"Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord."
Hornitos, Feb. 19, 1918
CORCORAN, John H. February 23, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER COUNTY OFFICIAL DIES IN BAKERSFIELD
Bakersfield Californian contains
the following report of the death last Sunday of John H. CORCORAN,
For the third time since Sheriff D. Boone NEWELL took office three years ago the position of Under Sheriff has been made vacant by the death in a hasty form through the passing, from heart disease of John H. CORCORAN, its most recent incumbent. CORCORAN was stricken suddenly while walking home Saturday evening.
His lifeless body lay unwatched in a vacant lot near Seventeenth and O streets all of Saturday night until it was discovered about 7 o'clock yesterday morning.
CORCORAN, in company with Deputy Sheriff Robert STAPP, left jail Saturday evening about 7 o'clock, going with STAPP to the postoffice. STAPP left him there and about an hour latter passed him on his road to the jail where CORCORAN resided.
From this the time of his death is fixed at a few minutes past 8 o'clock.
CORCORAN had been feeling badly all day Saturday and complained several times of pain in the region of his heart but little attention was paid to his illness and his death came as a complete shock to his friends and associates.
CORCORAN'S funeral was under the auspices of the Elks lodge of which he was a member, from the undertaking parlor's of Payne- O'Marea. His body will be shipped to Berkeley for internment. The pallbearers will be L. V. OLCESE, Alex MATHEWS, C. P. BADGER, D. B. NEWELL, J. E. YANCEY and Al BLAKE.
CORCORAN was 54 years, 9 months and 5 days of age and a former resident of Mariposa county at which place he was one time clerk. Later he was clerk at the state senate.
He is survived by his parents, Judge and Mrs. J. M. CORCORAN, of Berkeley, his wife, Mrs. M. A. CORCORAN, of San Rafael, and two sisters, Miss Alice C. CORCORAN, of Mariposa, and Miss May CORCORAN of Berkeley.
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GILSON- In Merced, February 26, 1918, Eugene GILSON, of Usona, aged 21 years.
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ROFFLE- Near Lewis, March 9, 1918, Samuel Allen ROFFLE, a native of Missouri, aged 55 years, 11 months, and 28 days.
LYNCH- Near Cathay, March 12, 1918, Mrs. Maude D. LYCNH, a native of California, aged 42 years.
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COUGHRAN- In Dos Palos, March 16, 1918, John Livingston COUGHRAN, a native of Arkansas, aged 77 years, 6 months and 11 days.
Obituaries and marriage announcements.
GAGLIARDO, Mrs. Rosa March 2, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
When the spirit of Mrs. Rosa GAGLIARDO took flight from its earthly habitation on February 14th, 1918, an esteemed and lovable lady was removed from our midst. One whose passing away has caused a deep gloom over an entire community. It was on the eve of the seventy-forth anniversary of her birth that death claimed this beloved member of a pioneer family of Hornitos. The deceased was the beloved wife of Guiseppe GAGLIARDO a merchant of that town, and devoted mother of Mrs. Frank OLCESE, Eugenia GAGLIARDO and John P. GAGLIARDO of the same town. Only four years ago Mr. and Mrs. GAGLIARDO celebrated their golden wedding, most happily and in splendid health. The internment took place in Hornitos in the Catholic cemetery, Father BRENNAN of Merced officiating, and it was the largest seen in that town. The floral pieces were numerous. All sympathy is felt for the afflicted family. "Reposo pancia al amma sua."
GILSON, Eugene March 2, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH OF YOUNG MAN FOLLOWING OPERATION
Eugene GILSON, son of Mrs. Blanche
of Mariposa, died Tuesday night at the Merced Sanitarium, after a short
illness from intestinal trouble. The young man was taken ill about a
before his death, while at work on his mother's ranch at Usona. He was
brought to Mariposa and as an operation was deemed necessary he was
to Merced. He passed away shortly after the operation. Mr. GILSON
was 21 years of age.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Blanche GILSON, two sisters Misses Emily and Blanche GILSON, and two brothers, Daniel and Paul GILSON, all residents of Mariposa.
The funeral services were held in Mariposa, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock p.m. A large concourse of friends of the family followed the remains to their last resting place in the Mariposa cemetery.
CHAMPION, William J. March 2, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER RESIDENT OF WHITLOCK PASSES AWAY
William J. CHAMPION, familiarly
Jack, brother of the late Steve CHAMPION, died at his home in Richmond,
Cal., on Sunday, February 24th. He had been ill for nearly a year. The
funeral services were held on Tuesday, the 26th, at 2 p.m. in the
Methodist church. Rev. Frank LINDER spoke very feelingly of the
character and life of the deceased.
The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body and held their services at the grave in Sunset View Cemetery.
A large attendance at the services and the many beautiful floral pieces gave evidence of the high esteem which the community held for "Jack CHAMPION." His goodness of heart, kindness to others, and humility of character will long be remembered by his many friends.
He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife and two children living in Richmond and a father, brother and sister living in England.
ROFFLE. Samuel Allen March 16, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
LEWIS FARMER SUCCUMBS TO BRIGHT'S DISEASE
Samuel Allen ROFFLE, a native of Missouri and 56 years of age died at his home in the Lewis District last Saturday night following a long illness from Bright's disease. Mr. ROFFLE had been a resident of the Lewis district for many years, where he engaged in farming. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Abbie ROFFLE. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Lewis, Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock.
LYNCH, Mrs. Maude D. March 16, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
VICTIM OF TUBERCULOSIS DIES NEAR CATHAY
Mrs. Maude D. LYCH, who, with her husband, has resided at the old Sam Aul ranch, between Mt. Bullion and Cathey's Valley, for the past several months, died at that place Tuesday, a victim of tuberculosis. The family were former residents of Hanford. An inquest was held on the remains by Coroner D. E. JOHNSON on Wednesday. Mrs. LYCNH was a native of California and 42 years of age and is survived by her husband and one son, about 13 years of age. The remains were interred in the Cathey's Valley cemetery Thursday.
COUGHRAN, John L. March 30, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER BEN HUR RANCHER PASSES AWAY
John L. COGHRAN, for many years a farmer of the Ben Hur district, but of late years a resident of Dos Palos, passed away at his home on March 16, 1918. He was a native of Severe Co., Arkansas, and at the time of his death was 77 years, 6 months and 11 days of age.
FIGUROA, Mrs. Prefetta and NAJAR, Feliz March 30, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH CLAIMS TWO IN BEAR VALLEY HOME
Mrs. Prefetta FIGUROA, who for some time has resided at the McGREGOR ranch, near Elkhorn, passed away Sunday night, following an illness of some duration. The following morning her father, Feliz NAJAR, was called to the beyond. He had been ill for many weeks. The family were old residents of Bear Valley having resided there for many years. The lady was the mother of four children. The funeral was held in Bear Valley Wednesday. She was about 35 years of age. Mr. NAJAR was a native of Mexico and about 75 years of age. Funeral services were held in Bear Valley on Thursday.
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HARRIS- In Richmond, April 15, 1918, Mrs. Nancy J. HARRIS, a native of Missouri, age 88 years.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
WEBB, Dr. W. C. April 6, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Dr. W. C. WEBB, who for many years conducted a drug store in Mariposa died at his home in Bakersfield on Monday of last week. Deceased is survived by his widow and two children, Mrs. Rita FRYE and Milo WEBB. No particulars regarding his death have been received here.
CASTAGNETTO, Mrs. Lizzie April 6, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Lizzie CASTAGNETTO, of San Francisco died at her home in that city Monday evening. Mrs. CASTAGNETTO was a sister of the late Mrs. A. M. POTTHAST, and well known in this county. The funeral was held on Thursday.
BONDS, William R. April 6, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
ANOTHER YOUNG SOLDIER VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA
Word was received in Mariposa this week announcing the death of William R. BONDS of Kinsley, at Camp Green, North Carolina. Mr. BONDS was among the drafted soldiers leaving Mariposa with the first contingent last fall. The remains will be shipped to Coulterville for internment. At this writing it is not known just when the remains will reach Coulterville.
TOBIAS, L. P. April 13, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
L. P. TOBIAS, aged 55 years, a painter by trade and well known in this county died suddenly in the Merced county jail last Saturday. TOBIAS had been arrested on a charge of drunkenness. An autopsy performed Monday showed the cause of death to be apoplexy. TOBIAS was formerly a saloon keeper of Merced Falls.
CASTAGNETTO, Mrs. Lizzie April 13, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
is hard to realize that Mrs.
CASTAGNETTO is dead and even harder to do so upon seeing the
youthful features crowned with snow white hair and wearing the calmness
of a restful repose as she lay in the robes of the tomb. Without a pang
of pain, while playfully chiding a romping grand child, she passed away
last Monday at her San Francisco home, several months after a stroke of
paralysis had benumbed the lower limbs and had led to a slow spinal
She was laid to rest Thursday in the ITalian Cemetery by the side of her husband, John, and the five sons that had preceded her to the grave. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. James A. DEVOTO, by her son Walter and five grand children, Jerome DEVOTO, Everett CASTAGNETTO, Elizabeth and Phyllis CASTAGNETTO.
Lizzie GOERNERT was born in a German village from which she came just after the civil war, a girl of twelve, with her sister, the late Mrs. POTTHAST, to Princeton. She espoused her new mountain home most fervently and in selecting fabrics at a Bear Valley Store to be seamed into raiment for Mariposa maidens, her own life romance began in a devotion to the handsome dry goods man, John CASTAGNETTO, which led to a wedding at the Oso House in 1869 that rippled the social circles in every cranny of the county.
In 1875 the young couple moved to San Francisco to renew their business, and this place became a veritable Mecca for the visiting and errant and afflicted Mariposans, who were always welcomed, entertained, solaced and assisted by this lovable woman. Though her gentle brown eye fun shimmered like sunshine through the limpid waters of the Merced when others' joys beset her, or a pensive gloom and a hopeful sympathy would pervade the when a being's sorrow sought her, Just as she enjoyed the lilies of the mountain meads and just as she became a provident benefactor to the woes of mortals on earth may she enjoy the fadeless asphodels and the endless ecstacy of angels of paradise.H. C. HALL
San Francisco, April 5, 1918.
BEALE, Fred April 13, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
FATAL ACCIDENT AT THE ORIGINAL MINE
Fred BEALE, a miner, 35 years old, was so badly injured by the accidental explosion of a box of caps at the Original mine at Clearinghouse last Saturday that he died shortly reaching the Merced county hospital that evening. He is survived by his widow and six children. The remains were interred at Bear Creek Wednesday.
JOHNSON, infant April 20, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Castro JOHNSON of Mariposa, died at their home, Friday of last week. The child was 21 days of age. No doctor being in attendance an inquest was held by Coroner JOHNSON on Saturday.
HARRIS, Mrs. Nancy J. April 20, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER JERSEYDALE RESIDENT DIES AT RICHMOND
Nancy J. HARRIS, long a resident
of the Jerseydale district, but for the past several years a resident
Richmond, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. L. RICHARDS,
in that city Monday morning. Pneumonia was the immediate cause of
Mrs. HARRIS was a native of Missouri and about 88 years of age. She is
survived by two daughters, Mrs. B. L. RICHARDS of Richmond and Mrs. A.
E. DART of San Luis Obispo, and a number of grand children. She was the
mother of the late Stonewall Jackson HARRIS, for many years surveyor of
The remains were brought to Mariposa Thursday for internment in the I. O. O. F. cemetery and laid to rest by the side of her deceased husband and son. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. R. FAIRFIELD and appropriate singing by a choir consisting of Mrs. George J. BERTKEN, Miss Ethan ARMSTRONG and W. E. GALLISON. Many friends followed the remains to the grave.
BUCHENAU, H. A. April 20, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
H. A. BUCHENAU DIES AT HIS FRESNO HOME
A. BUCHENAU, for several years one
of the most prominent and active property owners and farmers of this
died at Fresno last night.
Mr. BUCHENAU was a native of Hornitos, Mariposa county, where he was born January 20, 1850. His parents were pioneer residents of that place. When a young man Mr. BUCHENAU went to Merced where he worked as clerk in the store of OLCESE & GARIBALDI. Later he formed a partnership with J. R. OLCESE of that firm, they invested in land in the Beranda neighborhood. From that start Mr. BUCHENAU became the owner of much property throughout the state, his keen judgment and active life making his ventures successful.
Mr. BUCHENAU leaves a widow, who was Miss Lida GAZZOLO of Coulterville, a son, Herbert E., and a daughter Miss Stella BUCHENAU, of Clements, and four sisters.
During the past several years the family home has been at 835 N street, Fresno, though Mr. BUCHENAU retained his large land interests here, which are conducted by his son, Herbert. Last July Mr. BUCHENAU was attacked with a stroke of paralysis, and while he became better at times, he never fully recovered, and it was this attack that finally resulted in his death. He was a prominent figure in the farming and business world, and his associates and friends, of whom he had many, deeply regret his passing.- Madera Tribune, April 17.
DENSMORE-HALL April 20, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
MARY RUTH HALL UNITED TO LIEUT. R. A. DENSMORE
Miss Mary Ruth HALL, a second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. HALL, of Corte Madera, was united in matrimony to Leiut. Ralph A. DENSMORE of Los Angelese, at the beautiful Oakland home of the bride's sister, Miss Mabel Hall CROSS, Wednesday evening, April 10. Rev. Father EGAN performed the ceremony in the presence of relatives and friends of the couple and representatives of the army and navy. Miss Mercedes HALL and Liet. Donald HILTON attended the bridal couple. Many beautiful gifts graced the occasion. Relief from the pressing big gun service at the Presidio was asked in a furlough by the young officer to enable the enjoyment of a honeymoon trip to Los Angelese.
WYLLIE, James M. April 20, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
RAILROAD AGENT OF BAGBY DEAD
James M. WYLLIE, station agent of the
Yosemite Valley railroad at Bagby, who was brought to Merced yesterday
for treatment of pneumonia, died in the county hospital last night. His
remains will be taken to Newman for burial.
Deceased was a railroad man of many years experience. He was once Southern Pacific agent at Volta, and, at the time of joining the Yosemite Valley railroad staff four months ago was working a railroad position in Los Angelese. He was a native of Iowa, aged 66 years. He is survived by a son in the east, a sister, Mrs. Walter DAVIS of Newman, and a brother, G. W. WYLLIE of Diouba.
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WHEATON- In Modesto, April 25. 1918, Mrs. Nora L. WHEATON, a resident of the Bootjack district, aged 43 years.
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STAHL- In Melrose Heights, Oakland, May 14th, 1918, Fredrica STAHL, beloved wife of the late Christian STAHL, loving mother of William E., Ernest C., Albert C. STAHL, sister of Mrs. Wm. STAHL of Madera, a native of Germany.
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HOWARD, George W. May 4, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
George W. HOWARD, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. HOWARD (Indians) died at Mariposa Friday of last week. The funeral was held on Monday.
SLAGLE, Fred May 4, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
After many months of illness Fred SLAGLE of Kitteridge passed away at his home Friday of last week. The remains were taken to Bear Valley on Sunday for internment. He is survived by a brother, Charles SLAGLE, of Bagby.
HENDRICKS, Clyde May 4, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Clyde HENDRICKS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred HENDRICKS, of Mariposa, died in San Quentin Tuesday of this week. The cause of death was pneumonia. The remains were brought to Merced for internment. Besides his parents he is survived by his widow, three small children and one brother.
DAY, George F. May 4, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
MERCED RANCHER PASSES AWAY AT ATHLONE
George F. DAY, a rancher in the Athlone district, also well known in Fresno county, where he had been farming interests, died at his home Sunday morning from heart trouble. Internment will be made in Fresno. He lived in this county for two years. Previously he had resided on his farm at O'NEALS, Madera county. He was a native of West Virginia and was 61 years of age. He is survived by his widow, four sons and five daughters. One of his sons is in the army, in France and another in the naval service. He also leaves relatives in Cathey's Valley, Mariposa county. - Merced Sun, May 25.
MERINO, Marcus S. May 4, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
HORNITOS RESIDENT DEAD AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Marcus S. MERINO, well known in many parts of this county, passed away at his home in Hornitos Tuesday of this week following a long illness from tuberculosis. Mr. MERINO was a native of this county and about 56 years of age. For a number of years he resided in Mt. Bullion where he was employed in the Princeton mine. Later he moved to Hornitos, which place has been his home. He is survived by his wife and three children. The funeral was held in Hornitos on Wednesday, internment being in the Catholic Cemetery at that place.
ULLOA-MUSANTE May 4, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
LEWIS EDWARDS ULLOA MARRIED IN SONORA
Lewis Edwards ULLOA, aged 39 years, a
resident of Groveland, and Miss Nellie MUSANTE, of Ward's Ferry, aged
years, were married by Superior Judge G. W. NICHOL in the Judge's
Wednesday of this week. The marriage follows an eight month's courtship
that commenced when the bride was employed in the Groveland section.
Clara CASSARETTO and James G. WHITE where the subscribing witnesses.
The young people are well known and held in high esteem by the many who know them. They will make their home in Groveland where the groom has resided for many years.- Sonora Union Democrat, April 27.
GATTO, William May 11, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
William GATTO of Ben Hur, died at his home last Sunday following a long illness from consumption. The remains were interred Monday.
SHIMER-HEWSTON May 11, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced Friday of last week to Arthur SHIMER of Coulterville and Clara L. HEWSTON of Watsonville.
BERTKEN-WESTON May 11, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED IN MERCED
marriage of Moreland BERTKEN and
Miss Agnes M. WESTON, two of Mariposa's most popular young people, was
solemnized in Merced Wednesday, by Rev. T. J. BRENNEN, pastor of the
Church of that city. The ceremony was performed in the presence of
and immediate members of both families.
Miss Mary WESTON, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and John C. GROSJEAN acted as groomsman.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. WESTON and her friends are numbered by her acquaintances. The groom is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George J. BERTKEN.
Both are prominent in musical circles and for some years have been members of the Davie's Orchestra.
They have many friends all of whom will wish them much happiness.
ARNOLD, Jack May 11, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
LOGGER INSTANTLY KILLED AT LUMBER CAMP
Jack ARNOLD, an employee of the Yosemite Lumber Company at El Portal, was instantly killed last Saturday while at work in the woods by being struck by a large log. ARNOLD was at work cutting limbs from a fallen tree, when another tree was felled hitting the one on which he was working, causing it to roll upon him. Deceased was well known in Bear Valley district, having made his home there for some time. He was a native of Wisconsin and about 50 years of age. An inquest was held on the remains by Coroner D. E. JOHNSON on Sunday. The remains were brought to Mariposa and interred in the public cemetery Sunday evening.
SUTLIFFE, Mrs. Annie C. May 18, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Annie C. SUTLIFFE, of Hanford, sister of Emil P. YAGER, of Mariposa, died in Hanford about two weeks ago. She leaves a husband, son, brother and sister to mourn.
BOLING, John F. May 18, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
John F. BOLINGS died at his home near Fresno last Saturday. He was the son of Capt. John BOLING, one of the early Sheriff's of this county. He was a native of Mariposa, being born here in 1856. His aged mother, two brothers and four sons survive.
ROWLAND, Archibald G. May 18, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
MILLMAN ELECTROCUTED AT CLEARIINGHOUSE MINE
Monday morning last at about 10 a.m.,
Archibald G. ROWLAND, mill man at the Clearinghouse mine, on the Merced
River, near El Portal, was electrocuted while wiring a cross-cut in the
mine. It is supposed that in making a connection his pliers slipped and
came in contact with the main wire which carries 440 and 480 volts,
him the whole charge. He was not killed instantly but was so badly
and shocked that he died before a physician could reach him. He was a
of California, aged about 37 years. His parents reside at Selma and he
has a brother at Vallejo.
About two years ago he was married to Miss Lois EGENHOFF, who with an infant daughter survive him.
The remains were taken to Merced for internment.
Coroner JOHNSON and a jury held an inquest and gave the verdict, "Accidentally killed by coming in contact with a live electric wire."
HANNER, Charles May 25, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
AGED 105, DIES IN COUNTY HOSPITAL
Charles HANNER, a native of Taht Islands and an inmate of the Mariposa county hospital for the past 35 years died at that institution last Saturday night. The records of the hospital show his age as 105 years. The remains were interred in the public cemetery on Monday.
CARR, Mrs. Olive May 25, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
HORNITOS PIONEER DIES AT POMONA
Mrs. Olive CARR, a Pioneer resident of Hornitos, passed away on May 2, 1918, at her home in Pomona. The remains were taken to Santa Ana and internment had on May 4th. She is survived by nine children: Samuel, Robert, Seph, Rhom and John CARR, Mrs. Winnie FULLERTON, Mrs. Etta DULL, Misses Olive and Ada CARR. Mrs. CARR was a lady much thought of in this county and her many old time friends will regret to hear of her death.
WILLIAMS, William Henry May 25, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
HUNTER'S VALLEY MAN KILLED BY MOWER
William Henry WILLIAMS of Hunter's
met with an accident on his ranch Tuesday last that caused his death on
Wednesday morning at 5:30.
The aged gentleman had been mowing and had stopped and unhitched the team, except one tug, when the animals became unmanageable and ran away throwing Mr. WILLIAMS onto the knife. He was dragged for quite a distance and one of the guards stuck in the back of his head.
Physicians were at once called from Merced and on arrival pronounced the case fatal.
Mr. WILLIAMS was an old, well-known and highly respected citizen of the Hunter's Valley district. He formerly followed mining as an occupation but of late years devoted his attention to farming.
He was a native of England and 68 years of age. He came to America when a boy and had been a resident of Mariposa county for nearly half a century.
Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Elmer HERREN of Merced; and eleven sons, as follows: John, of Manteca; Thomas and Anthony, of Hornitos; William, of Bootjack; Joseph and Marvin, of Hunter's Valley; Alfred and Ernest, of Richmond; Melvin and George, of Merced; and Elvin, of Mare Island.
The remains were taken to Merced and interred Thursday.
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CLARK- At Darrah, May 31, 1918, Fred Newton CLARK, a native of Massachusetts, aged 60 years.
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HIGMAN- In Mariposa, June 2, 1918, Mrs. Mary Jane HIGMAN, a native of England, aged 79 years.
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CAMPBELL, Charles June 1, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Charles CAMPBELL, a resident of the Oakvale district, died at the J. D. WESTFALL ranch, Wednesday of this week.
WILLIAMS, Wm. H. June 1, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Wm. H. WILLIAMS, an old and respected citizen of Hunter's Valley passed away at his home yesterday from injuries received from a runaway team. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the widow and daughter in the loss of their loved one who ever labored for their welfare.
CLARK, Fred Newton June 1, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN RESIDENT DIES NEAR DARRAH
Newton CLARK, pioneer lumberman
and owner of Clark's saw mill near Darrah, passed away at his home
morning, following an illness of short duration, from pneumonia.
Mr. CLARK was a native of Lowell, Massachusetts and was 61 years, seven months and three days of age. Foe many years, in association with his brothers, both deceased, he operated the lumber mill at Darrah and was also extensively engaged in the raising of cattle.
Mr. CLARK was a man that stood high in this community, every acquaintance being his friend.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. M. CLARK; two sons, Fred P. of Mariposa, and Ernest C. CLARK, who is with the U. S. Army; and three daughters, Mrs. Geo. MEYER of Mariposa, Mrs. Bertha SCHOU of Eureka and Mrs. Eva CLARK of Glenville, Cal.
The funeral will be held in Mariposa on Monday next at 2 o'clock p.m.
CLARK, Fred N. June 9, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of Fred N. CLARK, who passed away at his home near Darrah last Friday morning, was held in Mariposa on Monday at 2 o'clock p. m. The funeral was the largest held here in many years and showed the esteem in which the man was held by his many acquaintances.
WILLIAMS, Wm. H. June 9, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Since my last writing William H. WILLIAMS, an enterprising citizen of this valley for over half a century, was called to the Great Beyond. How the gentleman met his death has already been published in the Gazette. Mr. WILLIAMS as a prosperous rancher and reared a family of eleven sons and one daughter, all who survive him to mourn his death with the afflicted widow. Much sympathy is extended the bereaved family.
HIGMAN, Mrs. M. J. June 9, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH RELIEVES SUFFERING OF AGED PIONEER LADY
After an illness covering several
the past few years of which she being confined to bed, Mrs. M. J.
pioneer resident of this county, passed away at her home in Mariposa,
morning at 3:30 o'clock. Infirmities of old age was the cause of death.
Mrs. HIGMAN was the widow of the late John HIGMAN, for many years a
of this town. She was a native of England and 79 years of age and is
by one son, Charles S. HIGMAN, and one daughter. Mrs. Bessie H.
both of Mariposa.
Funeral services were held on Monday at 10 a.m, internment being in the cemetery above town.
JONES, Thomas June 15, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Thomas JONES, a former miner of the
Bullion district of Mariposa county, was found dead in his room in the
Central Hotel in this city Monday morning. JONES had been under
at the county hospital for heart trouble and asthma, leaving that
on Wednesday of last week. He retired to his room in the hotel Sunday
saying that he was not feeling well, and his lifeless body was found
10 o'clock Monday morning. The deceased was a native of Ireland, and
aged 64 years. He leaves a brother, Owen JONES, residing in Oakland.
funeral was held from the Catholic Church Wednesday morning and
was made in the local Catholic Cemetery.-
Merced Express, June 8.
HICKS, Dr. J. M. June 22, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSA PHYSICIAN DEAD
Dr. J. M. HICKS well-known physician and who for some time practiced his profession in Mariposa, died at Fresno last Friday night, following an illness of long duration. Since leaving Mariposa Dr. HICKS visited many places in the world in search of health and spent some time in Australia. Deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Irwin T. CORNETT, of Cathey Valley. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Fresno Sunday afternoon.
REDMAN, Alexander Brandon June 22, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
ANOTHER PIONEER PASSES AWAY
"Another pioneer gone," always has a
saddening effect upon a community. This week we are called upon to
the death of Alexander Brandon REDMAN, who came to California in 1850
settled in Mariposa county the same year. He died at the Redman ranch
Cathey's Valley, on Friday morning, June 14th. He is survived by forty
six descendants, reaching into five generations.
Mr. REDMAN was a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and was 91 years and 7 months of age.
His wife preceded him in death nearly twenty years ago. His death was occasioned by old age. He had been bedfast for the past three months.
Deceased followed farming as an occupation but on account of his advanced age retired some twenty years ago and has since made his home with relatives.
Surviving from a family od six children are the following in addition to grandchildren, great grandchilden and great-great grandchilden: John H. REDMAN of Cathay, Mrs. Amanda TURNER and Mrs. Nancy HELM of Le Grand. The funeral was held in Cathey's Valley Sunday and was largely attended.
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MILLS- In Merced, July 2, 1918, Chas. E. MILLS of Cathey Valley, aged 64 years.
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BLEVINS, Homer H killed in action July 13, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
HOMER H. BLEVINS KILLED IN ACTION
was received here this week that
Private Homer H. BLEVINS was killed in action in France on May 27th.
BLEVINS resided near Mono in this county with his mother and step-father William C. MANKINS, where he was well and favorably known. About five years ago he and his parents moved to Fresno, from which county he was drafted in the army.
BLEVINS is the first boy, who lived in this county, that has made the supreme sacrifice for his country and democracy.
JONES, Rev. Thomas J. July 13, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
THOMAS JEFFERSON JONES PASSES AWAY IN MODESTO
Thomas J. JONES was born in
Christian county, Kentucky, on May 13, 1828; died in Modesto,
June 28, 1918, being 90 years 1 month and 15 days of age.
At the age of 18 years he was converted and joined the Methodist church. When 23 years of age he went to Edwardsville, Illinois, and engaged in the carpenter trade.
In 1853 he came to California, overland, spending six months on the way. During five years he mostly followed the fortunes of a gold prospector with varying success, then returned to Edwardsville, Ill., aboard ships by the Panama route. There he met Cleopatra WALKER, to whom he was married on June 23, 1858.
In 1868 he moved his family to Cherokee county, Kansas, where he adopted the life of a pioneer farmer. The next year there was a revival meeting held in a little log school house, where he felt an urgent call to preach the gospel. He gave his life to the service, becoming a local preacher in the M. E. church. He traveled miles and miles on foot or horseback to preach to the settlers in their cabins or in the little school houses.
In 1880 he moved his family overland to California, the land of his dreams. During the nest six years his home was near Sacramento. Then again in 1886 he moved to Whiterock, Mariposa county, where he engaged in stock ranching, continuing however, to preach wherever his services were needed. For many years he was Justice of the peace in the Whiterock district. He served the community faithfully as preacher, Sunday school superintendent or teacher, and as Judge of the Justice Court. He performed the marriage ceremony for many of the young people and conducted the funeral services of the greater part of those who were laid to rest in the Whiterock cemetery as it filled up year after year.
In 1912 his faithful and loving companion was called home. Since then he made his home with his daughter in Modesto. From that time, on account of his increasing age, he ceased his ministerial labors, but was a faithful attendant upon Sunday school and church services up to the last Sunday of his life.
On Tuesday, June 25th, the absent members of the family were called, and on the 28th he passed quietly away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bertha ASHURST.
On Saturday afternoon Rev. PITMAN of the first Presbyterian church, conducted a very appropriated funeral service at the undertaking parlors of Wood and Shannon where a large number of his friends were present.
On Sunday morning relatives arrived in LeGrand with the remains, and were joined by friends here who accompanied them to Whiterock cemetery, where they laid him to rest besides his beloved wife. A large number of his former neighbors were present. Rev. NEEDHAM of M. E. Church South conducted the services at the grave and the LeGrand choir rendered beautiful and appropriate music.
He leaves to mourn his demise, four children: Mrs. C. M. SMITH of LeGrand; Mrs. Bertha ASHURST and Mrs. P. J. LEARY of Modesto, and Thomas J. JONES of Lewis. - Le Grand Advocate, July 5.
FOSTER, Charles H. July 13, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Charles H. FOSTER, long a resident of
the Bear Valley district and postmaster of the town, was found dead on
the porch of his home last Sunday morning. He had been in ill health
some time. He was a native of Pennsylvania and 74 years of age.
An inquest was held on the remains the following day by Coroner JOHNSON, the verdict of the jury being that death was due to heart failure.
VARAIN, Julian W. July 20, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG WOMAN KILLS BRUTAL HUSBAND
Grace Irene VARAIN, after an
married life of almost three years, during which time she suffered many
beatings at the hands of her drunken and brutal husband, Julian W.
shot and killed him Thursday morning at their home near the Virginia
at about 9 o'clock.
The shooting followed one of many quarrels between the couple which began almost from the date of the marriage continuing up to his death. On the morning of the shooting VARAIN returned home in a drunken condition and administered a severe beating to his young wife, striking her in such a manner as to badly cut her tongue besides suffering other bruises. VARAIN was a powerful young man and about 25 years of age. Mrs. VARAIN is a daughter of Frank CONVERSE and but 19 years of age. The couple were married in Merced in November, 1915, but have made their home near Coulterville. One child resulted from this union.
The sympathy of the entire community, even the members of his immediate family, is with Mrs. VARAIN, all of whom well know the inhuman treatment she has received.
Mrs. VARAIN was brought to Mariposa yesterday where she will remain until her preliminary examination, which will be held next Wednesday at Coulterville.
The funeral of VARAIN will be held at Granite Springs to-day.
KIRK, Wm. J. July 27, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Wm. J. KIRK, a former resident of Mt. Bullion, died at Fish Camp. Madera county, Tuesday, July 23, 1918, after a three years illness from tuberculosis. Deceased was 40 years of age. The funeral was held at Plainsburg the following Friday.
WALLER, James July 27, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
EARLY SETTLER OF PLAINSBURG DEAD
James WALLER, pioneer settler of Plainsburg, died at 11:15 o'clock this morning at his home here, heart trouble being the cause of death. Deceased had lived in Plainsburg for 49 years, engaging for many years in the livestock business and later conducted a blacksmith shop. He retired several years ago. He was a native of Canada and aged 70 years. Surviving are his wife, three sons and two daughters, as follows: Albert F., Newton, Robert E., Mrs. Hattie MURDOCK, and Mrs. Ida SMITH. He also leaves two brothers and one sister, as follows: Albert of Mariposa, Robert of Connecticut, and Mrs. Amelia HENIGAN. - Merced Sun, July 24th.
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MINEZ, Tiburcio July 10, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
ONE MAN KILLED IN SHOOTING SCRAPE
WHITENER, head logger for the
Sugar Pine Company, is in the Mariposa county jail charged with murder,
one Mexican is dead and two other men are believed to be fatally
is the result of a shooting affray that took place Sunday night about
o'clock near Wawona, at a resort known as "Tipperary."
Two shots were fired by WHITENER from a 38-special Smith and Wesson revolver. The first shot passed through the body of a Mexican called Joe and struck another man named Louis in the breast, the bullet ranging downward. A second shot hit another Mexican, Tiburcio MINDEZ, killing him instantly.
It is reported that jealousy over the women inmates was the cause that led to the shooting. That a hard fight took place is evidenced by the reported condition of the house. The place was strewn with broken bottles, rocks, etc., and everything about the house was wrecked. It is said that all were intoxicated at the time.
The wounded men were taken to the Sugar Pine hospital. Both are reported to be in a critical condition.
Coroner JOHNSON held an inquest on the remains of MINEZ, the verdict being that he came to his death "from a gunshot wound inflicted by Gene WHITENER."
This notorious resort, "Tipperary," has been allowed to remain open in defiance of all law for several years and has been the scene of much trouble in the past. The officers have paid but little, if any, attention to this state of affairs and the life of one man, with possibly two more, is the result of the failure of these officers to perform a sworn duty.
What action will be taken by these officers in enforcing the law affecting other resorts in that locality, equally notorious as "Tipperary," will be watched with interest.
The preliminary examination of WHITENER was held yesterday before Justice STOUT at Oakvale, the result not known as we go to press.
Jos. BARCROFT of Madera has been retained as attorney for WHITENER.
LYONS, Isaac August 10, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
ISAAC LYONS, AGED PIONEER, IS DEAD
Isaac LYONS, Mariposa County's oldest
resident and pioneer of '49, passed away in Angels Camp, Calaveras
Monday night, August 5, 1918, at about 9 o'clock.
Mr. LYONS had been in ill health for some months past and a few weeks since was removed from his home in Mariposa to Angels Camp by his son, J. F. LYONS, in order that he might receive better care.
Mr. LYONS was a native of Richmond, Virginia, and at the time of his death was 94 years, 2 months and 26 days of age. During the early day rush to California he arrived in San Francisco via Cape Horn, on December 8, 1849. On May 16, 1850, he came to this county and settled in Aqua Fria, then the county seat of Mariposa county and ever since has made this county his home.
During the early days he served as a peace officer at Aqua Fria and from 1896 to 1904 served the county as Supervisor, District No. 4.
The remains were interred in the cemetery at Angels Camp on Thursday.
TRABUCCO-DOUGLAS August 17, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA YOUNG MAN WEDS AT SAN RAFAEL
of the most notable weddings of
year was solemnized at the Dominican Convent in San Rafael at 4:30
yesterday afternoon when Miss Dorothy Victoria DOUGLAS, the charming
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon F. DOUGLAS of San Rafael was married to
Eugene TRABUCCO, son of Judge and Mrs. J. J. TRABUCCO of Mariposa.
Owing to the recent death in the east of the bride's grandmother, the wedding was celebrated quietly, but was none the less a beautiful affair.
The wedding was the first ever solemnized in the convent chapel, and it was arranged at the request of the Dominican sisters, who also arranged the special wedding music for the ceremony. Father P. L. RYAN, vicar-general of the diocese, officiated, in the presence of the families of the bride and bridegroom and a number of close friends.
The chapel was decorated with a profusion of pink roses and graceful amarylis. These, combined with an abundance of fernery and palms, made a beautiful setting for the young bride and her attendants.
Miss Douglas was attired in a handsome gown of heavy white satin, made with a long train, which fell from her shoulders. The gown was elaborated with touches of Princess lace and over all hung the long tulle vail which her mother had worn at her wedding. A handsome shower of white orchids and lilies of the valley completed the effect, which enhanced her delicate and youthful beauty.
Miss Dorothy DEANE was maid of honor. Miss DEANE wore a dainty summery frock of pale pink organdie and a wide brimmed hat of pink tulle. She carried September Morn roses.
The two little flower girls, Ena and Florence DOUGLAS, sisters of the bride, were attired in simple lingerie dresses of white made over pink slips. They carried baskets of pink blossoms.
For once the bridegroom's attire was an object of more than passing notice. TRABUCCO wore his naval aviator's uniform, probably the first ever seen here. The uniform is green gray, and as an additional point of interest yesterday was the first day that the bridegroom donned the wings which are the symbol of a full fledged naval aviator. Earl DOUGLASS, the bride's brother, was best man.
At the conclusion of the ceremony the wedding party and guests went to Palm Villa, the handsome home of Mr. and Mrs. DOUGLAS in San Rafael, and here the reception and wedding dinner took place. The house was decorated in the pink roses and amaryllis which decorated the church, and these flowers made an effective table decoration for the dinner.
The young couple left at once for Akron, Ohio, where the bridegroom is stationed at present. When he is ordered abroad Mrs. TRABUCCO will return to her parent's home in San Rafael.
TRABUCCO enlisted in the Navy about a year ago. He was a graduate of Santa Clara College and has been admitted to the bar.
When he enlisted he was the first sailor then was sent to BOston School of Technology for six months. From there he was sent to the naval aviation field at Akron, and here a commission awaits him when he returns with his young bride.
The bride is one of the most attractive and popular young women in San Rafael. She received her education in Eastern schools and at the San Rafael convent. She is an expert horsewoman and possessed of a charming personality.- S. F. Chronicle, Aug. 15.
DRAKE, George and CRUZ, Eduardo August 17, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
INQUEST HELD ON TWO MEN FOUND DEAD
George DRAKE, a native of Indiana and
65 years of age, was found dead at the Meyers ranch, at Big Meadows, on
Tuesday of last week. DRAKE had resided with the MEYER family for the
twenty years. An inquest was held on the remains by Coroner D. E.
the following day, the jury finding that heart failure was the cause of
death. Internment was had at Big Meadows.
Eduardo CRUZ, a resident of Hornitos for many years, was found dead in front of his cabin near Hornitos on Tuesday of this week. From the appearance of the body CRUZ had been dead for at least two weeks. He was about 70 years of age. The coroner's jury returned a verdict that death resulted from unknown causes.
MILBURN-MAQUIRE August 24, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE WEDDED IN BAY CITY
quiet wedding of interest to all
was solemnized in San Francisco last Saturday evening when Miss Eileen
E. MAQUIRE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. T. MAQUIRE of Mt. Bullion,
the bride of Louis T. MILBURN of Mariposa.
The ceremony was performed in St. Peter's church, Rev. Father O'KEEFE officiating.
This young couple have hosts of friends throughout this county and elsewhere, who will wish for them every happiness.
Mr. MILBURN is a graduate of the University of Santa Clara, and has been admitted to the bar. He is at present at the Presidio, San Francisco, with the U. S. Army.
HUNT-CASACCIA August 31. 1918 Mariposa Gazette
It is reported that Miss Josephine CASACCIA of Mariposa and Etheridge HUNT of Bear Valley were married in STockton one day last week. No particulars of the event have been received here.
TURNER-TRUMPOWER August 31, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Mariposa on Thursday by County Clerk GALLISON to Bert TURNER and Miss Alta M. TRUMPOWER both of Mist. The couple were married the same day by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO.
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HUNT-CASACCIA- In St. MARY'S Church, Stockton, August 21, 1918, Etheridge HUNT of Bear Valley and Miss Josephine CASACCIA.
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REDING-STEWART- In San Francisco, September 4th, 1918, Theodore E. REDING of Camp Fremont and Miss Hazel STEWART of Merced.
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SHILLING, Isaac S. September 7, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
AGED COULTERVILLE RESIDENT DIES IN LOS ANGELES
Isaac S. SHILLING, a pioneer resident
of Mariposa county, passed away Wednesday evening, August 28th, in Los
Angeles, where he lived a retired life for about 4 years. Mr. SHILLING
was 85 years, 6 months and 27 days of age at the time of his death. He
was a native of Ohio and came by ox team to California in 1852, an
in mining for about three years being on the Merced river in Mariposa
In 1855 he engaged in farming and stockraising on the ranch known as the Shilling ranch, near Coulterville, and conducted that business up to the time he retired and departed for Los Angeles.
His remains were brought to Coulterville and internment had in the family plot in the Coulterville by the side of his wife who died about nine and one-half years prior to his death.
Mr. SHILLING is survived by three sons, Dr. W. R. SHILLING of Los Angeles, Walter L. SHILLING of Dover, N. J., and Homer I. SHILLING of Coulterville.
ASHWORTH, Mrs. Mary Ellen September 14, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA LADY DIES IN SAN FRANCISCO
Mary Ellen ASHWORTH, wife of P.
S. ASHWORTH of Mariposa, died in San Francisco last Saturday morning,
an illness of but a few days. Erysipelas was the cause of death.
Mrs. ASHWORTH had been at Camp Fremont visiting her nephew, Herman WASS, and during this visit was taken ill and unable to return to her home. Her condition grew rapidly worse and she passed away before her relatives could be summoned.
Mrs. ASHWOTORTH was the daughter of the late Mrs. Peter GORDON, and had lived in this county most of her life. She was a native of New York and 52 years, 9 months, and 27 days of age.
Surviving, besides her husband, are the following children: Mrs. Rosalind Smith of San Francisco; Erwin and Theodore ASHWORTH of Mariposa; Phenis and George in France with the United States army, and John ASHWORTH of Yosemite.
The remains were brought to Mariposa on Tuesday and interred in the family plot at 2 o'clock p.m.
The funeral services were read by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO, and a large number of friends witnessed the last sad rites.
BRATT, G. W. September 21, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Among the Californians mentioned in the Canadian casualty list, this week, is that of G. W. BRATT, of Sugar Pine, California.
THISTLE, John September 21, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSAN LOSES BROTHER ON FRANCE BATTLEFIELD
was received in Mariposa this
of the death of John THISTLE, brother of L. G. THISTLE of Mariposa, he
being killed on the battlefield in France on September 1, 1918.
Mr. THISTLE enlisted in the service with the Canadian Expeditionary forces for the duration of the war in the Gordon Highlanders. He was 28 years of age. Relatives known here are L. G. THISTLE and Miss Alice THISTLE, former teacher of the Quartzburg school.
TEAFORD, Taylor September 21, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
ACCIDENTAL KILLING ON WAWONA ROAD
Taylor TEAFORD of Crane Valley, while
driving his machine near Wawona last Monday was shot in the back and
wounded by Cathenas E. RUNYON, admittedly a deserter from the U. S.
According to the findings of the Coroner's jury the shooting was
TEAFORD has made a trip from Wawona to the notorious resort known as Tipperary and while there picked up two young men, giving them a ride to Wawona. On nearing Wawona RUNYON picked up a rifle which was in the machine, inquiring if it was loaded. Upon being told that it was not, worked the lever operating the magazine and pulled the trigger. The bullet entered the left shoulder of TEAFORD and emerged a few inches above the heart. He was taken to Wawona where he died about two hours later.
The two young men after close questioning by Coroner JOHNSON admitted they were deserters from the army. They were brought to Mariposa and placed in the county jail awaiting orders' from the proper military author- Teaford was 29 years of age.
An inquest was held on the remains by Coroner JOHNSON on Tuesday.
TURNER, Newton Nicholas September 28, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
RETIRED LE GRAND FARMER DIES IN STOCKTON
Newton Nicholas TURNER, retired farmer of Le Grand, died this morning in Stockton, at the age of 74 years, and the remains will be brought to Merced to-morrow, for burial in the TURNER cemetery near LeGrand on Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Deceased had been a resident of California for fifty years. He is survived by three sons and two daughters, as follows: Wade TURNER of LeGrand, Newton TURNER of Oregon, Jesse TURNER of Bagby, Mrs. Nellie McMASTER Of LeGrand Mrs. Fayette RITCHEY of Turlock.- Merced Sun, Sept. 21.
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BREWER- At Green Mountain, October 11, 1918, Martha F. BREWER, a native of Mariposa county, aged 56 years, 10 months and 11 days.
SOLARI- In Hornitos, October 11th, 1918, Mrs. Louise SOLARI, a native of Italy, aged 61 years.
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CLARK. C. A. October 5, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
YOSEMITE ROAD FORMAN MEETS TRAGIC DEATH
A. CLARK, foreman of road
for the federal government in Yosemite National Park, was killed
Thursday night of last week when his automobile went over an embankment
on the El Portal-Yosemite road as he was on his way from El Portal to
Village. The dead man's body and his overturned car were found at 7:45
o'clock Friday morning by a stage driver who passed the scene of the
which was near the intake of the dam at Pohonobridge. At that point a
sharp curve occurs in the road, and evidently CLARK'S machine went over
the embankment instead of taking the curve. The body of the man was
with a large boulder pinning it fast, the rock evidently having been
by the automobile in its descent down the 25 foot bank. The body was
the car when found.
CLARK resided with his family at El Portal. He left there Thursday night about 8 o'clock in his automobile to go to Yosemite village. As the point where he was killed is reached in short time from El Portal it is presumed that the accident occurred shortly after eight o'clock.
CLARK had been in charge of the government's road construction in the park for the past two years during which he superintended the building of the important roadway between Yosemite and Arch Rock, involving an expenditure to date of $150,000. Before his assignment to that work he had charge of similar work in Raineir National Park, Washington.
CLARK was planning to move with his family to Seattle next month. CLARK was about 42 years age. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
HARRIS, John Marshall October 12, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
LOCAL YOUNG MAN VICTIM OF SPANISH GRIPPE
Marshall HARRIS of Fresno,
Fresno county's thirty-sixth gold star last week when Mayor TOOMEY
a telegram from Brooklyn announcing the boys death from Spanish
The telegram said no kin of the boy were known to the government and
the mayor whether any of the boys relative's lived here. Young HARRIS
been removed from a transport and died in a Brooklyn hospital.
Mayor TOOMEY, after investigation, learned that the boy's mother, Mrs. MILBURN, lives at the Beach apartments here. The mayor told the mother that the government would send the body home to her without cost for burial in the Liberty cemetery here, but the mother said she would prefer to remember her son as she had last seem him. He will therefore be buried Monday in the National cemetery at Brooklyn with full military honors.- Fresno Republican.
SOLARI, Mrs. Louise October 19, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. LOUISE SOLAR DIES AT HORNITOS HOME
Mrs. Louise SOLARI, wife of Nicholas SOLARI, and long a resident of this county, died at Hornitos last Saturday after many years' illness. Deceased was a native of Italy and about 61 years of age. She had resided in this county about 40 years.
Mrs. SOLARI is survived by her husband and six children, Victor, Frank and Miss Angie SOLARI, Mrs. Rose ADAIR, Mrs. Louise FUNDERBURK and Mrs. Josephine PRAIRIE. The funeral was held at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning, internment being in the Hornitos Catholic cemetery.
BREWER, Mrs. Martha F. October 19, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. MARTHA F. BREWER PASSES TO ETERNAL REST
Martha F. BREWER, wife of Willis
BREWER of Green Mountain, and a most highly esteemed woman, died at her
home Friday of last week following an illness of long duration.
Mr. BREWER was a native of Princeton, this county, and was 59 years, 10 months and 11 days of age at the time of her death.
On October 20, 1880, she was married to Willis BREWER and as a result of that union 11 children, ten of whom survive. They are: Frank, Edward, Thomas and George BREWER; Mrs. C. B. DEATSCH, Mrs. J. W. SUMMER, Mrs. W. N. CLINGAN, Mrs. Douglas ALEXANDER, Mrs. Rollo DEATCH and Miss Vera BREWER. There are also six grandchildren and five brothers and three sisters. The brothers are Josepht G. SEATON, William E., Robert L., Charles E. and John T. PAINE all of Mariposa county. The sisters are Mrs. Rilla MONHAN of Ls Angeles, Mrs. Rachael MONTAGUE of Parlier and Mrs. Alice Lind of Stockton.
The funeral services were held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, internment being in Brewer cemetery.
LEWIS, Frank October 26, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
PNEUMONIA CAUSES DEATH OF FRANK LEWIS
Private Frank LEWIS, a well known young man of Mariposa and vicinity, died at Camp Fremont, Thursday, October 24, 1918, following a short illness from pneumonia.
He was inducted into the service from this county on the 6th day of August, and was made captain of the contingent leaving here at that time.
Frank LEWIS was born in Fresno on February 11, 1887, and was at the time of his death 30 years, 7 months and 13 days of age. He came to this county, and to Mt. Bullion, when a young boy in 1901, and this county has been his home since that time. During these years he devoted much of his time to mining in the various mines in the county, and wherever employed the friendship of his fellow workers. Loyal to his friends and honest to a fault, he will be missed by those who knew him.
The remains were brought to Mariposa on Tuesday for burial, internment being in the public cemetery. A large American flag covered the casket and many beautiful floral pieces covered his grave.
The esteem in which Frank LEWIS was held in this community was atteested by the large cortege of friends that followed his remains to their last resting place.
SWOPE, Mrs. Ida M. October 26, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Ida M. SWOPE of Indian Peak died at her home last Saturday after a brief illness. Deceased was about 56 years of age. The remains were brought to Mariposa on Monday for burial.
UNDERHILL, Thos. M. October 26, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Thos. M. UNDERHILL, an enlisted soldier from this county, died at Camp FREMONT Wednesday night, October 23rd, following a short illness from bronchial pneumonia. Before enlisting in the army he resided on his ranch near Darrah.
PEIRCE, Wm. October 26, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Wm. PIERCE, a young man with the American Army in France, is reported to have been killed in action recently. PIERCE was a resident of Coulterville for some years, and employed during the summer months in Yosemite. His parents are now residents of Shasta county.
GINACA, Henry G. October 26, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Henry G. GINACA, prominent mining man of the Hornitos section died near that town last Saturday, October 1918. Spanish Influenza was the cause of death. He had been ill but a few days. The body was taken to Berkeley for internment. He is survived by his widow, one sister and two brothers.
FISKE, George October 26, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
YOSEMITE ARTIST COMMITS SUICIDE IN CABIN HOME
That George FISKE, pioneer artist and for over 40 years official photographer in Yosemite, committed suicide is the verdict of general opinion here to-day. FISKE'S body was found yesterday in his cabin home, lying beside a revolver and a discharged shell. The motive for the suicide is not known. FISKE'S wife died about a year ago. - Merced Sun, Oct. 21.
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LEWIS- At Camp Fremont, October 24, 1918, Frank LEWIS, a native of California, aged 30 years, 7 months and 13 days.
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LIEVERSON-HODGES November 2, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Clare HODGES, daughter of Mrs. R. B. STOLDER of Mariposa and teacher of the Yosemite school, was married in Stockton, October 19, 1918, to Earl L. LIEVERSON. The couple spent a few days in Mariposa the latter part of last week.
GORDON-KIRBY November 9, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Thos. J. GORDON and Mrs. Sarah M. KIRBY both of Wawona, were married by Judge TRABUCCO in Mariposa last Tuesday. Mrs. GORDON is the daughter of Antone FOURNIER of Mariposa. The couple returned to Wawona the same day.
GOURGET, Eugene S. November 9, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
BEAR VALLEY BOY CALLED BY DEATH
Eugene S. GOURGET died yesterday at
home, 135 Thesta street. He was a native of California and 26 years
He was a member of the Red Men's lodge. He is survived by his mother,
Annie GOURGET; one brother, Lloyd GOURGET, Fresno; and three sisters,
R. RUSSEL, Mrs. J. W. BONNAR, Fresno and Mrs. H. S. COOLIDGE of
Republican, Nov. 4th.
Deceased was a nephew of Mrs. L. McELLIGOTT of Mariposa, and was born in Bear Valley.
SAIN-ALDRIDGE November 9, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
COULTERVILLE COUPLE MARRIED IN SONORA
Lewis M. SAIN, a merchant and prominent citizen of Coulterville, and Mrs. Ethel ALDERIDGE, an efficient teacher in the public school of the same town, were married in Sonora Wednesday evening. The ceremony was performed by Rev. John EDGELL, pastor of the Methodist church, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. B. WARNE, old friends of the groom. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. WARNE also witnessed the happy event. Both the contracting parties are highly respected residents of the Mariposa county town, whose people wish them unbounded happiness in their new relationship.- Sonora Union Democrat, Nov. 2.
CRONER-BUISSERET November 16, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
C. B. CRONER, for some months past engaged in mining in the Colorado district, was married in Los Angeles on the 6th inst. to Miss Agnes BUISSERET. Mr. CRONER left on the 8th for Waco, Texas, he having enlisted in the service.
WARD, Mrs. Nancy November 16, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Nancy M. WARD, an old time resident of the Lewis district, passed away at the home of her daughter in Berkeley, Sunday, November 10, 1918. She is survived by four daughters and three sons, viz: Mrs. Jennie BISHOP and Mrs. Louise HARRIS of San Jose, Mrs. Abbie ROFFLE of Lewis, this county, and Mrs. Isabel HASKEL of Berkeley. C. A. and James A. WARD of Lewis, and Ben WARD of Stockton. The deceased was a native of Tennessee and aged 80 years, 9 months and 7 days of age.
AIKEN-FRIEDLY November 16, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
POPULAR MADERA COUPLE MARRY IN MARIPOSA
Ethel FRIEDLY and William F.
two popular Madera young people, were united in marriage last Saturday
noon at Mariposa. The newly married couple attempted to keep the event
a secret, but it became known to-day.
Miss Ethel FRIEDLY is the daughter of Mrs. G. T. LEE of Madera and has a large circle of friends. For the past several years she has been the chief operator at the local telephone office.
William F. AIKEN has been with the Madera Laundry for the past year.- Madera Tribune, Nov. 11th.
MULAS-HANSEN November 23, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in San Francisco last Monday to Peter MULAS of Mariposa and Anna H. HANSEN of San Francisco.
HIGGINS, Perry and daughter November 23, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
FATHER AND DAUGHTER DEAD FROM INFLUENZA
Perry HIGGINS, Wells-Fargo railway messenger on the Yosemite Valley railroad, died in the hospital in Yosemite Wednesday, following an illness from influenza. His two year old daughter passed away a few hours before his death. Mrs. HIGGINS and another child are also seriously ill in the Yosemite hospital from the same disease. Mrs. HIGGINS was formerly Miss Mamie BAKER of Mariposa.
CUNNINGHAM, Mrs., Mary November 23, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER OF TWO COUNTIES PASSES AWAY
Mary CUNNINGHAM, widow of the
John CUNNINGHAM, early pioneers of Merced and Mariposa counties, died
night in Stockton at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rose Olson KELLEY.
Deceased had lived to an advanced age.
The CUNNINGHAM family settled about fifty years ago on a ranch at the Merced-Mariposa boundary, lying partly within each county, which property was purchased about a year ago by H. W. CORNETT and sons. Mr. CUNNINGHAM died some years ago. Mrs. CUNNINGHAM is survived by her daughter, Mrs. KELLEY, and also by nephews and a niece, C. T., E. T. and J. C. CUNNINGHAM and Mrs. MASSENGALE. - Merced Sun, Nov. 18th.
SMYER, John Marts November 30, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Word was received in Mariposa that John Marts SMYER, son of Mrs. M. SMYER of Lewis, had died overseas. No particulars regarding his death were received. The deceased was 27 years of age.
HELM, Allen November 30, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER LEWIS RANCHER DIES IN FRESNO
Allen HELM, a pioneer of Merced and
counties, died at the home of his daughters, Mrs. Anna WYNN and Mrs.
WESTRUP, on M Street, Saturday. He was 75 years old. A native of
he came to California in 1856, making the trip by ox team across the
roads by way of Salt Lake and Humbolt river. He settled in Merced
near the old town of Plainsburg and engaged in farming and
He was married in 1863 to Malvina SMITH of Mariposa, who died in 1893 near Centerville, Fresno county. He later moved to Mariposa county, where he married Nina ALLEN, formerly of Michigan. She survives him. Their home was a Le Grand. There are four daughters. Mrs. WESTRUP and Mrs. WYNN, by his first marriage, both living in Fresno, and Leora TURNER and Oriel FULLER of Le Grand, and one son, Corporal Artie HELM of Camp Bowie, Texas. Three sisters surviving are Mrs. Henry McCLURE of Lewis, Mrs. Jane TURNER of Fresno and Mrs. WASHER of Traver.
The funeral was held at Le Grand at 8 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.- Fresno Republican.
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RHOAN-OLIVER- In Mariposa, Dec. 21, 1918, G. F. RHOAN and Mrs. Ella OLIVER, both of Mariposa, Rev. R. H. WIGHTMEN officiating.
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DAVIS, Cyril A. December 7, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Cyrill A. DAVIS, manager of the Triangle route at El Portal and vice president of the Foresta Land Company, died in San Francisco, Friday, November 22, 1918. He is survived by his wife, Muriel PLUMMER, his parents and two sisters. Deceased was a native of Australia and 27 years, 8 months and 3 days.
APPLING, Marvin C. December 7, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA COUNTY SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION
Marvin C. APPLING of Lewis, a
county soldier, was killed in action in France on September 26, 1918,
to a telegram received by his wife, Mrs. Ruth E. APPLING, last week.
Young APPLING was one of a number of men inducted into the service from this county on September 23, 1917, and after a short stay at Camp Lewis was sent to France.
On the eve of his departure he was married in Mariposa to Ruth E. PROBASCO, daughter of R. S. CALHOUN of Lewis, who with other relatives survive him.
WALLACE, Albert December 7, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
ALBERT WALLACE DIES AT CAMP KEARNY
Albert WALLACE, a young man well
hereabouts, died at Camp KEARNY last Saturday following a short illness
from pneumonia. The deceased had been drafted into the service from
and transferred to California.
He was about 25 years and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Thomas Jones, of Fresno Flats, and two sisters, Mrs. F. F. YOCUM of Mt. King and Mrs. Fred NOCE of Coulterville. The remains were brought to Mariposa on Tuesday and interred in the public cemetery above town.
WRIGHT, December 14, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Word has been received here of the death, Thursday of last week in Oakland, of the father of Dr. F. L. WRIGHT. The funeral services were held on Saturday.
HAMILTON, David M. December 14, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
DAVID M. HAMILTON VICTIM OF INFLUENZA
David M. HAMILTON, well known in this
county, passed away in Stockton December 6, 1918, from pneumonia,
influenza. Deceased was born in Merced county, Nov. 4, 1890. After the
death of his mother he lived for many years with his grandmother, Mrs.
Mary LIND, at Jerseydale, and since her death, 17 years ago, made his
with an uncle, L. P. LAIRD, until he left for school.
For several years he has been employed by the Western Pacific Railroad company as telegraph operator.
He leaves to mourn, a wife, two brothers and two sisters: Paris and Myrtle HAMILTON of Merced, Everett HAMILTON of Chico, and Alice HAMILTON of San Francisco.
The funeral services were conducted by the Masonic order and he was laid to rest in Fairview cemetery, near Manteca, December 9th.
CLARK, Ernest December 28, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
Word was received here Thursday that Ernest CLARK of Jerseydale had met his death at the front on the last day of fighting.
RUBE, Joe December 28, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
There was a rumor current here Thursday that Joe RUBE, an Indian, of El Portal, had been killed at the front, just previous to the armistice.
REED, Westley December 28, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
casualty list this week has the
of Wesley REED as killed in action. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
REED and had spent most of his life in Mariposa.
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