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Mariposa Gazette 1919 - 1921
Mariposa Gazette 1919
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RHOAN- In Mariposa, December 28, 1919, Augustine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert RHOAN, a native of California, aged 11 years.
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MILBURN- In Mariposa, January 20, 1919, Mrs. Louisa MILBURN, a native of Illinois, aged 79 years.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
UPTON, Miss Alice January 4, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Alice UPTON, daughter of the late John and Mrs. May UPTON, former residents of Cathey's Valley, died at Agnews, on December 24, 1918. The remains were brought to Merced for burial, internment being made in the Masonic cemetery. Miss UPTON was ?? years of age.
DEES, Mary Belle January 4, 1918 Mariposa Gazette
CHILD IS KILLED BY FALLING LIMB
aged 9 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. DEES, was instantly
by a falling limb from a tree Saturday at the family home near Bailey
Harold KNOWLIN, who was at work on the ranch, had climbed the tree to
off a limb which interfered with plowing. The ax was dull and Mr. Dees
told him to throw it to the ground to be sharpened. The little girl was
sent to the house for a file, and just as the axe was about to be
to KNOWLIN the limb snapped off. It rebounded after striking the ground
and struck the little girl on the side of the head, fracturing the
and causing instant death.
Both parents of the child witnessed the accident. The little form was carried to the house and Dr. ALLEN of Raymond summoned, but nothing could be done, as life was extinct before the physician arrived.
The family has lived at Bailey Flat for four years, coming here from Texas. Funeral services were held Monday morning and internment was made in Woods cemetery at Raymond.
WESTFALL-TRABUCCO January 4, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED IN MADERA
Paul L. WESTFALL of Oakvale district and Miss Eleanor E. TRABUCCO, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank TRABUCCO of Mt. Bullion, were united in marriage in Madera last Monday evening by the Rev. F. L. BLOWERS. The wedding which was very simple was at the Baptist parsonage. The young couple will make their home on the groom's ranch near Oakvale. The best wishes of their many friends for a long and happy married life.
CABEZUT, Miss Florence January 4, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
MERCED FALLS GIRL DIES DURING VISIT
News comes from Santa Rosa of the death there yesterday of Miss Florence CABEZUT of Merced Falls, who passed away while enroute to the hospital in an ambulance. Pneumonia was the cause of death. Miss CABEZUT, aged 17, was there to visit with her sister, Mrs. John ZURR.- Merced Sun, Dec. 30.
Clark, Ernest January 4, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
We have another boy to honor with a gold star in the service flag. Ernest CLARK enlisted in the marines. He gave his life to his country for all of us. May we always remember to honor him.
KIMBALL, Roland S. January 25, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH CLAIMS WELL KNOWN GAME WARDEN
deputy game Worden for this district, died at 7:30 Thursday at his home
in North Sonora.
Two weeks ago his wife and child were taken ill with influenza and while they were convalescing he too was strickened with the malady. It soon developed that his case was of the most violent form, and it rapidly turned into pneumonia. Like so many of the influenza-pneumonia cases, it would yield to no treatment and the young man, so strong and vigorous only a few weeks ago, was doomed to the grave.
"Rolly" KIMBALL, as he was familiarly called, was a son of the late Millard KIMBALL, for many years superintendent of the Columbia Marble Co., and spent most of his life in the Columbia section, where he was born 26 years ago. A few years he became an officer of the State game commission and his field was in Merced county. His good services were soon recognized by his superiors and last year he was made a deputy with greater powers and responsibilities, being placed in charge of this district, which embraced the entire county, but he was empowered to act any place.
He was a careful, active warden and performed his duties well. He was universally liked and had many warm friends, made by his pleasing manners and accommodating ways, and his death is a source of extreme regret to the whole community. Sympathy is extended his loving wife and child in the great sorrow that has been visited upon them, and to his mother, brothers and sisters, who keenly realize the loss they have sustained.
The funeral will occur this Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family residence, under the direction of undertaker Burden. Internment will be in the City cemetery.- Sonora Union, Jan. 18.
MILBURN, Mrs. Louisa January 25, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER RESIDENT PASSES AWAY IN MARIPOSA
a pioneer resident of this county passed away at the home of her son,
MILBURN, in Mariposa, last Monday morning following an illness of about
two years, the last six months of which she had been confined to her
Mrs. MILBURN was a native of Illinois and about 78 years of age. When but a little child she crossed the plains in an ox train and resided for a time at San Jose. A short time later she removed to Mariposa and ever since this county has been her home.
On June 6th, 1856, she was married near Mariposa to John H. MILBURN and the result of this union eight children were born, five boys and three girls, four of whom survive. They are: Joseph and William MILBURN of Mariposa, Mrs. Abbie MILBURN of Fresno and Mrs. Nettie MILBURN of Oakland.
Funeral services were held at the home of her son in Mariposa on Tuesday, internment being in the public cemetery at 2 p.m.. Rev. R. H. WIGHTMAN, officiating.
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WILEY-GANN In Stockton, February 8, 1919, C. H. WILEY and Miss Edith GANN, both of Fresno.
Died February 15, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
BERTKEN- In Mariposa, February 8, 1919, Julius H. BERTKEN, a native of Mariposa County, California, aged 42 years, 7 months, 12 days.
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BURT, T. T. February 8, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of the late T. T. BURT, of Hunter's Valley, who passed away at the Mariposa county hospital Thursday night of last week was held in Mariposa last Sunday. The funeral was conducted under the auspices of the Mariposa Lodge of Odd Fellows.
REED, Mrs. M. A. February 15, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH CALLS AGED COULTERVILLE RESIDENT
Mrs. M. A. REED, a pioneer resident of this county, passed away at her home in Coulterville Wednesday of last week. Death was the result of old age, together with injuries received by a fall some time since. She is survived by four children, two sons and two daughters. The sons are Otis REED of Coulterville and John W. REED of Mariposa. Deceased was about 93 years of age. Funeral services were held in Coulterville on Friday, February 7th.
BERTKEN, Julius February 15, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
TAX COLLECTOR BERTKEN DIES AT HOME HERE
a lifelong resident of this county and whose friends were numbered by
acquaintances, passed peacefully away at his home in Mariposa last
night, at 11:45 o'clock, following an illness of long duration.
Mr. BERTKEN was born at Mormon Bar, a short distance from Mariposa on June 26, 1876 and was 42 years, 7 months and 12 days of age at the time of his death.
For many years he followed mining as his occupation and only retired from this line of work when his health would no longer permit.
Four years ago he was appointed to the posiition of deputy sheriff of this county, serving two years. At the last general election Mr. BERTKEN was elected tax collector of Mariposa county, but owing to his continued illness was unable to attend his duties of the office.
On March 4, 1896 he was married in Mariposa, to Miss Hattie GORDON daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter GORDON. Five children- three daughters and two sons- was the result of this happy union, all of whom survive and reside in Mariposa. The children are: Mrs. Irene ASHWORTH, Misses Merle L. and Josephine V. BERTKEN, Claude and Jack BERTKEN. Besides the members of his immediate family who are left to mourn his untimely death are his aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. George BERTKEN, Sr., Mrs. Josie SCHLAGETER, a sister, D. E. and George BERTKEN of Mariposa, and B. F. and J. D. BERTKEN of Arizona, brothers.
The funeral services were held in Mariposa, Monday at 2 p.m., internment being in the Catholic cemetery, the ceremony being delivered by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO. Despite the inclement weather, a large cortege of friends followed his remains to their last resting place.
WILEY-GANN February 15, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA YOUNG LADY WEDS IN STOCKTON
C. H. WILEY of Fresno and Miss Edith GANN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. GANN of Mariposa, were united in marriage in Stockton, Saturday of last week. The young couple will make their home in Fresno, where for some time past both have been in the employ of the Union Oil Company.
TULEY-LEONARD February 22, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Albert J. TULEY and Miss Naomi LEONARD, both of Usona, were married Tuesday by Rev. R. M. WIGHTMEN.
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MALONEY- In Oakland, March 3, 1919, John Martin, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth MALONEY, loving father of W. F. and Leo C. MALONEY, a native of Boston, Mass., aged 64 years, 8 months and 8 days.
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CRAFT- In Mariposa, March 11, 1919, George S. CRAFT, a native of Erie county, New York, aged 64 years, 6 months and 25 days.
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BENNETT, Fred L. March 1, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Fred L. BENNETT, well known here, died in Grass Valley on Monday, Feb. 17, 1919. Deceased was about forty years of age and followed mining as an occupation. He is survived by his wife and three children. The remains were taken to Chico for burial.
MARIA, Mrs. Mary March 1, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
BEAR VALLEY RESIDENT DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Mrs. Mary MARIA of Bear Valley died at her home in that town on Wednesday, following a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Manuel MARIA, one daughter, Mrs. Amelia J. COSTA, and three sons, Joseph F., Eli J. and Manuel MARIA, Jr., all of Bear Valley. The remains were interred in Bear Valley cemetery on Thursday.
BAKER, John Bennett March 1, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
JOHN BENNETT BAKER TAKEN BY DEATH
prominent cattleman, who has been a resident of Merced for the past
years, died Saturday night at 9:30 o'clock, in St. Mary's hospital, San
Francisco, where he was taken a week previously to submit to a surgical
operation for tumors. Mr. BAKER's ailment had been an annoyance for
months, and an operation was advised as an eventual necessity. The
seriousness of the case was not realized, however, until death began
its approaching shadow. The operation was performed on Wednesday
and first signs indicated its success, with hopes of recovery. On
evening his heart showed first signs of being unequal to the strain on
his constitution resultant from the shock of the operation and he sank
gradually from then until his hour of death. He was kept up on
and had conscious intervals continuously until a few moments before
His wife, his son Richard BENNETT: his daughter, Miss Genevieve BAKER,
and his son-in-law, Marion CONRAD, were with him at the time of death.
These members of the family returned home last night on the same train
which brought home the remains of the late pioneer.
Mr. BAKER was a native of County Cork, Ireland, where he was born on June 24, 1857, and was therefore in his sixty-second year. When seventeen years of age he migrated to America and came directly to California, settling in Merced, which has been his residence ever since. For many years he has been one of the most successful cattle raisers of the county, operating a large ranch in Le Grand vicinity. His residence has always been made in this city. On October 13, 1881, Mr. BAKER was married to Mary SHEEHAN, the widow who survives. Six children also survive to mourn the loss and share the sympathy of a large circle of friends. The children's names follow: Mrs. Kathryn CONRAD, Misses Genevieve and Mary BAKER, Richard BENNETT, John T. and Francis BAKER. All are in Merced except the later, Corporal Francis BAKER, who is at Issoudon, France, with the 802nd Aero Squad of the American Expeditionary Forces.
The funeral services will be held in the local Catholic church at 10:30 o'clock to-morrow morning, with Rev. Edward LOONEY officiating, and internment will be made in the Catholic cemetery.
Mr. BAKER had membership in Merced Lodge, No. 1240, B.P.O.E. Elks.- Merced Sun, Feb. 24.
MALONEY, John M. March 8, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
JOHN M. MALONEY DIES AT OAKLAND HOME
a pioneer farmer of the Elkhorn district, near Hornitos, and one of the
best known men of this county, died at his home in Oakland, Monday,
3, 1919, following a long illness. He was a native of Boston, Mass.,
aged 64 years, 8 months and 8 days.
For four years he served the people of District No. 1, this county, as Supervisor.
He is survived by his sister, Miss Mary E. MALONEY, and two sons, Leo and Francis MALONEY, all residents of Oakland.
The remains were brought to Mariposa on Wednesday, internment being in the Catholic cemetery. Despite threatening weather a large concourse of friends followed his remains to their last resting place.
CRAFT, George S. March 15, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
GEORGE S. CRAFT DIES AT COUNTY HOSPITAL
George S. CRAFT, for a number of years engaged in mining in the Sherlocks district, died at the county hospital Tuesday night. Bullar paralysis was the cause of death. Mr. CRAFT has been ailing for the past couple of years and for the past year has been unable to use his vocal organs. He was a native of Erie county, New York, and aged 64 years, 6 months, 25 days. The remains were interred in the Mariposa cemetery on Thursday.
BARNETT, John R. March 15, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
JOHN R. BARNETT DIES IN MADERA
for nearly 30 years one of Madera's best known citizens, passed away at
noon to-day. Several weeks ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis, from
which he seemed to be recovering. This was followed by a second stroke,
his condition becoming critical. It was feared that he could not
but his condition improved. On Tuesday evening he suffered a third
since which time he has been unconscious. His passing away was hourly
and the end came at 10 minutes past 12 to-day, the end coming very
At his bedside were his sorrowing family.
John Robert BARNETT was born at Mariposa, on April 30, 1852, he being 66 years, 10 months and 17 days of age. His parents were among the first to settle in Mariposa, they going there in 1849, when the gold excitement was attracting people to the Golden West. Mr. BARNETT, the elder, was a native of England; and his wife was born in Virginia.
After spending his boyhood days at Mariposa, John R. BARNETT engaged in stock raising in that county. Later he served as under sheriff and tax collector of Mariposa county.
On July 4, 1877, Mr. BARNETT married Miss Eliza FLOTO at Mariposa, who survives him. Five children were born of the union. In 1890 the family moved to Madera where Mr. BARNETT engaged in the butcher business, which he conducted until about eight years ago when he retired from active life. A large, comfortable home was built at Yosemite avenue and A streets which has been the family residence.
Besides his wife the deceased leaves a brother, James P. BARNETT of Richmond, three sons and one daughter, and five grand children. The sons are John H. BARNETT, the present sheriff, Fred W. and Frank T. BARNETT, Mrs. Annie BROWN id the daughter. Another daughter, Miss Lizzie BARNETT, passed away 10 years ago.
Mr. BARNETT was a member of the local lodge of Mason's Knights of Pythias and B.P.U.E., and also the Elks.
During his long residence here Mr. BARNETT was one of the town's leading citizens. Honest and strait forward in his dealings, and of genial disposition he made friends with all with whom he came in contact. Through his business ability he acquired considerable valuable property in town and near by. Since his retirement from active business life he spent all of his time with his family, in which he was a devoted and loving husband and father. During his later years his five grandchildren were his special delight. The whole town deeply regrets that his time has come, and extends sympathy to his bereaved relatives.
The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence. Rev. Jonathan NICHOLS will conduct the funeral services. At the grave the masonic funeral service will be held. The members of the other lodges of which the deceased was a member will attend.- Madera Tribune, March 7.
McCROSSEN, Michael James March 15, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
HUNTER'S VALLEY MAN DIES IN MADERA
passed away Wednesday morning at the his home at 301 South G street.
Mr. McCROSSEN suffered a stroke of paralysis about two weeks ago, due to cerebral hemorrhage. His condition steadily grew worse and a week ago he became unconscious and so remained until the end.
Mr. McCROSSEN was born in Wisconsin on September 11, 1865, being 54 years, 6 months and 1 day of age. In the early eighties he came to California. For a time he lived at Turlock, where he followed carpentering. Thirty years ago he came to Madera and for a time was in the employ of the Madera Flume and Trading company. He also followed mining in Mariposa county. Afterwards he returned to Madera where he located in business, retiring last year.
The deceased was an upright man in his dealings and he had the confidence and respect of his many friends. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Jennie McCROSSEN, five brothers and five sisters, all of whom live in the east. He was also a uncle of Frank P., Eugene J. and Geo. A. GORDON.
The funeral was held on Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Catholic church. High mass was conducted by Father PRENDIVILLE. Internment was in Calvary cemetery.- Madera Tribune.
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MILBURN- In Mariposa, March 21, 1919, Joseph MILBURN, a native of Mariposa county, California, aged 60 years.
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BERTKEN- In Mariposa, April 18, 1919, George BERTKEN, Sr., a native of Hanover, Germany, aged 91 years.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
MILBURN, Joseph April 5, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN RESIDENT PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY
well known throughout this county, died suddenly at his home in
last Monday about noon. Death was due to heart trouble from which he
been a sufferer for some years. On the day of his death he was about
home as usual, showing no sign od distress until strickened.
Joseph MILBURN was a native of Mariposa county and about 60 years of age.
He was born on the old Milburn ranch near Bootjack and resided in this county his entire life.
Surviving him besides his widow, Mrs. Lucy MILBURN, are two sisters and a brother, William Milburn. His mother, Mrs. Louisa MILBURN passing away a few months since.
He was a member of the Mariposa Lodge of Odd Fellows and the funeral was held under the auspices of that order Wednesday at 2 p.m. A large cortege of friends followed his remains to their last resting place in the I.O.O.F. cemetery above town.
DOTCHEN, Mark April 5, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
CLEARINGHOUSE MINER SUICIDES THIS WEEK
DOTCHEN had been at work in the mine for about three months and was just prior to his death, recovering from the effects of a continuous spree.
Coroner JOHNSON was summoned and held the inquest on Tuesday.
But $3.70 was found on his person, besides his watch. He also possessed Liberty Bonds to the amount of $150, deposited in the Farmers and Merchants National Bank in Merced.
DOCTCHEN came here from Montana and was a member of Cascade Falls Lodge, F. & A.M.
The remains were brought to Mariposa and interred in the Masonic cemetery on Wednesday.
FIELDS-HOWARD April 12, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued Thursday of this week to Louis L. FIELDS and Daisy B. HOWARD, both of Mariposa.
FIELDS-HOWARD April 19, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
L. L. FIELD and Daisy B. HOWARD, both of Mariposa, were married in Bear Valley by Justice of the peace G. W. GREEN last Saturday night.
McFARLAND, William April 19, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA COUNTY RESIDENT PASSES IN MADERA
a resident of Mist, Mariposa county, just across the Madera county
died at the county hospital yesterday where he had been for two weeks.
He was a native of California, aged 56 years, 5 months and 24 days.
The deceased leaves a widow, one daughter, Pearl McDONALD, and three sons: Lawrence, whose present address is unknown, Floyd, Theodore and Harold, all of Mist. He also leaves three brothers, James, of TUrlock; Robert, of Lodi and Charles, of Oregon, and two sisters, Mrs. A. NEIL of Fresno and Mrs. R. R. ROBINSON of San Francisco. James McFARLAND and Mrs. NEIL came here to make funeral arrangements.
The funeral is being held this afternoon from Jay's undertaking parlors. The services are being conducted by Rev. F. L. BLOWERS. Internment, Arbor Vitae cemetery.- Madera Tribune, April 14th
HARLESS, Mrs. Margaret April 19, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER RESIDENT OF VALLEY PASSES
88 years old and a pioneer resident of Fresno county died yesterday
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles RAY, with whom she had made
home at Academy for many years. The body was taken to the home of her
Mrs. GATES, 1729 I street, yesterday afternoon, where it will lie in
until the funeral.
Mrs. HARLESS came to California in 1859 by ox-team, with her husband, and on their trip across the plains during which they were constantly beset and several members of the party murdered by Indians, her son, L. J. HARLESS, now living at Lewis, Mariposa county, was born. Other children who survive her are: Mrs. J. E. RACY of Academy. She has a brother, George GANN, who is living in Calaveras county.
When she first came to California, Mrs. HARLESS and her husband settled in Farmingham, and later moving to Salt Spring Valley, Mariposa county, and thence to Fresno where she has resided the last 25 years. Her husband was interested in the sheep and cattle business and also farming, and the family owns a home at 221 Clark street, and also a ranch on Fruit avenue.
Mrs. HARLESS was a member of the Methodist Church, South, and has always been a hearty church worker and taken a great interest in church affairs.
She was hale and hearty almost to the end, and her daughter states that she was apparently in good health Tuesday night and it was only a few minutes before her death that they realized that she was seriously ill.- Fresno Republican, April 17.
BERTKEN, George, Sr. April 26, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
AGED RESIDENT PASSES TO GREAT BEYOND
Sr., one of Mariposa's oldest citizens, passed away at his home in
Friday night of last week, following an illness of many months. Death
the result of infirmities of old age. He was a native of Hanover,
and 91 years of age.
Mr. BERTKEN came to this country from his native land, with his parents, when a small boy and for some years resided in the eastern states. In the year 1852 he came to California and Mariposa county, landing in Hornitos where he followed mining. He later was engaged in mining on Sherlocks Creek and at Aqua Frio. For some years he conducted a store at Mormon Bar, moving from there to Darrah where he followed farming. Almost 30 years ago he moved with his family to Mariposa where he led a retired life.
He was a man well thought of by his many acquaintances and his familiar figure will be missed by all.
Besides his widow, he leaves to mourn five children, one daughter and four sons. They are Mrs. C. A. SCHLAGETER, David E. and George J. BERTKEN of Mariposa, Ben F. and J. D. BERTKEN of Arizona. A number of grand children and great great grand children survive him.
The funeral was held on Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m., the services being conducted by Rev. R. WIEGHTMAN, internment being had in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. A large cortege of friends followed his remains to their last resting place.
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HARGROVE, Robert L May 3, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Robert L. HARGROVE of Madera, one of the most prominent lawyers of the valley, died at his home Monday night of this week. He was well known in this county.
VARAIN, John B. May 10, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
JOHN B. VARAIN FOUND DEAD IN WATER DITCH
John B. VARAIN of Pleasant Valley and a solicitor for Victory Liberty bonds was found dead in a water ditch on the Horseshoe Bend ranch last Tuesday, having met his death by drowning. VARAIN left his home on the Friday, prior to the finding of the body, arriving at the Horseshoe Bend ranch the same day. While there he complained of a severe headache. Upon leaving the ranch he failed to take his coat with him and this incident instituted a search for him. His body was found by Sheriff TURNER in the ditch and covered with about two feet of water. It is generally believed that he became ill and fell into the stream. Coroner JOHNSON was summoned and held an inquest on the remains the same day, the jury's verdict being that death was caused by accidental drowning. He is survived by four sons. VARAIN was a native of California, aged about 65 years and was raised in that district. The remains were interred in the Granite Springs cemetery.
LINVILLE, George H May 10, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
GEORGE H. LINVILLE DIES AFTER LINGERING ILLNESS
for a number of years a resident of Mariposa and Mt. Bullion, died at
home here last Saturday morning. Bright's disease, from which he was a
sufferer for many months, is given as the cause of death. Mr. LINVILLE
came to this county about 20 years ago and during most of that time
the occupation of miner, working principally in the Princeton mine.
He is survived by his widow and two sons, George and Jackson LINVILLE, three sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were held at his home last Sunday internment being in the public cemetery.
DE MOSS, Mrs. M. May 10, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
AGED LADY DIED AT OAKVALE PRECINCT
Mrs. M. DE MOSS, widow of the late John De MOSS, died at her home at Oakvale last Saturday. Infirmities of old age was the cause of death, she being more than 90 years of age. The remains were interred in the cemetery near Green Mountain.
KOCHER, Jacob May 17, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA-MERCED PIONEER CALLED BY DEATH
of the early days of Mariposa and Merced county died on Monday of this
week at the home of his daughter. Mrs. R. J. PARKINSON, in Watsonville,
at the age of eighty-eight years, from ailments incident to old age.
KOCHER was a native of Switzerland. In his early twenties he came to
United States, settling first at Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the fifties he
moved to Mariposa, later from there to Hornitos and in 1872 moved to
He conducted a hardware business in both Mariposa and Merced counties
many years, retiring in 1896. During his residence in Hornitos he
to his native country and married Mary MAURER, bringing his bride to
with him. Six children were born to them, three sons and three
The wife died during the childhood of their children, and of the latter
but two, Mrs. R. J. PARKINSON of Watsonville and Mrs. Lena Van FLEET of
Vacaville, survive. Three sisters and four brothers of Mr. KOCHER also
preceded him. He leaves four relatives in Merced, C. E. KOCHER, a
Mrs. Emma KOCHER, a niece; Otto GRIBI, a nephew, and Mrs. D. A. PECK, a
Mr. KOCHER was a charter member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and formerly belonged also to the A. O. U. W.
The funeral will be held in Merced, from the chapel of Welch & Company, this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 p.m., and internment will be made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
HOWETH-HOWETH May 24, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced Thursday of last week to Wm. S. HOWETH of Mt. King and Martha J. HOWETH of Coulterville.
YOUNG, Herbert S. May 17, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG MAN DROWNED IN MERCED RIVER
a member of the surveying party camped near El Portal, lost his life by
drowning in the Merced River, near Ned's Gulch, Friday of last week,
the canoe in which he attempted to cross the river was capsized. With
was "Pike" DYER, who managed to escape death after being washed down
about 150 yards. The men were called to fight a forest fire and in
the river the canoe was overturned.
The deceased was 20 years of age and a native of Kansas.
An inquest was held by Coroner Johnson on Saturday, the jury returning a verdict of accidental drowning.
The remains were taken to Fresno where his mother and brother reside. The body was cremated.
RADCLIFFE, C. D. May 31, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
C. D. RADCLIFFE PASSES AWAY AFTER EXTENDED ILLNESS
RADCLIFFE, senior member of the partnership of RADCIFFE Brothers,
and publishers of the Merced Evening Sun, died at 2 o'clock Monday
at a private sanitarium at Stockton, where he was taken about three
before. His health had been gradually failing for the past two years.
Mr. RADCLIFFE was born near Princeton, Illinois, January 4, 1866, and spent his boyhood and young manhood in Peru, in that state. He engaged in newspaper work there, and later at Omaha, Nebraska. In December 1887, he was married to Fannie D. MARTIN, the widow that survives him. He came to California soon after, settling first at Colusa, where he bought the Colusa Herald. In 1891 he came to Merced and bought the San Joaquin Valley Argus and Merced Journal, and consolidated them, naming the new paper the Merced Sun, the first issue of which was printed on January 19, 1891. In this enterprise he was associated with J. H. ROGERS. Two years later ROGERS withdrew, and in 1894, Corwin RADCIFFE, brother of the late editor, came from Illinois and purchased a half interest in the paper, thus founding the firm of RADCLIFFE Brothers, which has ever since continued to publish the paper.
In March 1915, he was appointed postmaster of Merced, which position he held until the condition of his health compelled him to resign it in February, 1918.
He was also a member of the executive committee of the California Press Association.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon of this week from the Bethel M. E. Church, of which Mr. RADCLIFFE was a member. Rev. S. M. CLEEK preaching the funeral sermon, and the service at the grave were conducted by the Merced Lodge of Elks, of which he was an esteemed member.
A large number of friends gathered to pay the last tribute to the deceased, and a mass of floral offerings testified the respect and esteem felt for him. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fannie M. RADCLIFFE; and by three brothers, Corwin of Merced, F. C. of San Francisco, and H. S. of Lexington, North Carolina.- Merced Star.
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ORME, Mrs. John June 7, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. John ORME of Ben Hur, passed away in Merced Thursday, following a long illness. A few weeks since she fell from her bed, sustaining a fracture of the hip, and was taken to Merced for treatment. Paralysis was the result of this fall. Internment will be in the Whiterock cemetery to-day. She is survived by her husband, John ORME; two sons, Rufus and Gus HUGHES and one daughter, Mrs. Alicia PETERSON.
BENNETT J. M. C. June 7, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
J. M. C. BENNETT IS CALLED BY DEATH
J. M. C.
succumbed to a long illness at 10:30 o'clock this morning at his home
801 Cutting street, north of the Fresno River. Mr. BENNETT suffered a
attack of heart trouble some time ago, and his condition grew worse
John Mitchell Crawford BENNETT was a native of Attala county, Mississippi, aged 63 years, 3 months and 25 days.
He came to California 44 years ago and settled in Mariposa county, for many years his home being at Whiterock, where he followed farming. He was married there in 1877. Mrs. BENNETT died in 1912. Some six years ago Mr. BENNETT moved to Madera, where his home has since been. In 1914 he married Miss Rebbeca C. TAYLOR, who survives him. He also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Katie HUGHES of Mariposa county and Mrs. Mae OWENS of Madera, and one son, Johnnie BENNETT of Madera, who was recently discharged after his return from army service in France.
The funeral will be held at Whiterock, Mariposa county, on next Monday at 1 o'clock p.m. Undertaker Jay will take the body there on Monday morning.- Madera Tribune, May 31.
GROSJEAN, Louis H. June 7, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
LOUIS H. GROSJEAN PASSES AWAY IN OAKLAND
of several years, Louis H. GROSJEAN, son of Mrs. M. GROSJEAN of
passed away in Oakland Thursday morning. Death was the result of a
of disease brought on by dropsy. About three weeks since he submitted
an operation in the hope of regaining his health, but in his weakened
he was unable to withstand the shock.
Mr. GROSJEAN was born in Hornitos on August 28, 1867, being 51 years, 9 months and 7 days of age at the time of his death.
When a young man he learned the printing trade, being for some years employed on the Mariposa News and Gazette. Later he moved to Richmond which place he made his home. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. M. GROSJEAN of Mariposa, his widow and two small children of Richmond, Mrs. E. J. GANN of Mariposa and Mrs. M. TRINIDAD of Madera, sisters, and John C. GROSJEAN, of Mariposa, a brother.
The funeral will be held in Richmond to-morrow.
ALLRED-VAN NOY June 14, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Fresno Tuesday to Pheral E. ALLRED and Margaret A. VAN NOY.
CALHOUN, Robert S. June 14, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
ROBERT S. CALHOUN LOSES LIFE IN FIRE
Trapped in a
in the second story of his home at Lewis, Mariposa county, shortly
midnight, and forced to fight his way through a raging flame to a
from which he jumped to the ground, Robert S. CALHOUN, a farmer of the
Whiterock-Lewis district, suffered burns that resulted in his death
an hour after he reached the Merced Sanitarium this morning.
Mr. CALHOUN was the only member of the family sleeping on the second floor. His son, Garten CALHOUN, was occupying a bed on the porch, downstairs, and his daughter, Mrs. Ruth APPLING and child, were sleeping in a bedroom on the first floor. Aroused by the crackling of the flames the occupants of the lower floor were able to make their escape, but the fire completely blocked the stairway, making it impossible for the imprisoned man on the second floor to make his escape, or for those down stairs to rescue him.
Two-thirds of the fated man's body was badly burned, and his condition was recognized at once as hopeless. A physician was summoned and the suffering patient was taken to the home of a neighbor, Tom Jones, where he was cared for until the doctored arrived, which was about 4 o'clock. In order to have his suffering alleviated as much as possible Mr. CALHOUN was brought to the Merced Sanitarium, arriving there at 9 o'clock, and passed away a half hour later. In spite of his condition he did not lose consciousness until he was well on his journey to Merced. He was not talkative, however, because of his intense sufferings, and the details of his tragic fight against fire, which was unwitnessed, will therefore never be known.
Devoting their entire attention to their suffering father, the son and daughter were unable to do anything to subdue the flames which completely destroyed the home and its contents.
The origin of the fire is unknown but it is believed to have started from the roof. Mrs. CALHOUN was not at home at the time, having gone to Le Grand a few days previously to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph SMITH.
Mr. CALHOUN, who was a well-known farmer of Mariposa county, Indiana, and was 68 years of age. He had resided in California thirty-eight years.
He is survived by his widow, two sons and three daughters as follows: Garten, and Robert S. CALHOUN, Jr., of Lewis: Mrs. Albert LAUDER and Mrs. Ralph SMITH of Le Grand.- Merced Sun, June 10.
The remains were taken to Plainsburg for internment, the funeral services being held here there Thursday.
LOPEZ, Ramon June 21, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
SUGAR PINE EMPLOYEE INSTANTLY KILLED
Ramon LOPEZ, aged 19 years and a native of Mexico, was instantly killed at Sugar Pine, Monday. He was in the employ of the Sugar Pine Lumber Co. J. H. WADE, who was in charge of a logging crew of which Lopez was a member, testified before the coroner's jury. He said that he took hold of a log and told the other men to look out for the hooks; when it had been pulled about six feet one of the hooks pulled out and struck LOPEZ. The hook struck LOPEZ in the forhead, crushing the skull and killing him instantly.
WILEY, Walter L. June 21, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
SOUTHERN BANKER DIES ENROUTE TO YOSEMITE
a banker of Galendora, Calif., died suddenly at Fish Camp, this county,
on Tuesday, while enroute to Yosemite Valley with a party of friends.
The deceased had been in ill health for some time and had made the trip into the mountains in hopes of regaining his health and had been at Fish Camp but a short time when strickened.
An inquest was held on the remains, the jury finding that death was the result of acute indigestion.
He is survived by his wife and three children who where with him when the end came.
Mr. WILEY was a native of Illinois and 55 years of age. The body was shipped to Pasadena for burial.
DONOVAN, Edison Eugene June 21, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
CHILD DIES IN MERCED IS BURIED IN FRESNO
Edison Eugene DONOVAN, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. DONOVAN of Lewis, died Friday of last week in Merced where he had been taken for medical treatment. Services were held in LeGrand on Sunday, and the remains were taken to Fresno for internment.
Mr. and Mrs. DONOVAN have the sympathy of their many friends in their sorrow, this being the fifth time that death has taken their little ones.
BENNETT-LINDSEY June 28, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced Friday of last week to George H. BENNETT of Sanger and Miss Ethel M. LINDSEY of Coulterville.
CAMPBELL, Garth June 28, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
GARTH CAMPBELL DIES FROM AUTO ACCIDENT
Attorney Garth B. CAMPBELL, of Fresno, son of the late Judge J. B. CAMPBELL, died Monday in a Sacramento sanitarium from injuries received in an automobile accident a few days before. CAMPBELL was educated in the Fresno public school, the University of California, and the Hastings College of Law, was 33 years of age, and had been practicing law in Fresno for seven years. He had been a reported on Fresno papers, deputy attorney and U. S. district court commissioner.
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DODGE, Dr. Washington July 5, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
SELF INFLICTED WOUND PROVES FATAL
Dr. Washington DODGE of San Francisco, who several days since shot himself with suicidal intent died in a San Francisco hospital the first of the week from the effects of the wound. Dr. DODGE was interested in mines in this county, he being associated with C. H. BURT of Bear Valley.
WASGATT-KIRBY July 5, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
MAIL COURTSHIP LEADS TO WEDDING
of the late war culminated in Merced Monday with the signing of the
treaty when Grace L. KIRBY, 24, of Kansas City, married Lucas C.
26, of Coulterville.
Previous to the wedding WASGATT and Miss KIRBY had seen each other only once and had been together for only two hours, although the "courtship" had been going on for over a year- by mail to France, from whence the groom only recently returned.
WASGATT met Miss KIRBY in Kansas City when the troop train which was carrying him on his way to the front stopped for two hours. Letters served to make the couple better acquainted from that time, and when the soldier got back home, he wrote asking his friend to come west and marry him.
They were married in the court house at Merced by Justice of the Peace F. H. FARRAR.
WEBBER, Al July 5, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
DRUNKEN ROW CAUSES DEATH OF MAN
Al WEBBER, a laborer and a familiar figure around Merced, died at the county hospital shortly before noon today as a result of injuries he received from a blow struck by Sam TYLER, who lives near the gas works, late yesterday afternoon. TYLER is in the county jail facing a charge of manslaughter.
According to officers from the sheriff's office who made the arrest with Marshall Stanley THOMAS, a good deal of liquor had been disposed of by the gathering to which TYYLER and WEBBER were parties, at the TYLER house, where the trouble took place.
WEBBER had hired J. W. HAMLETT to take him to Fresno, and HAMLETT was waiting in front of the Tyler home for his passenger when TYLER is alleged to have maade the assault. According to HAMLETT, but one blow was struck. WEBBER fell to the ground. Either the fall or the blow caused a fractured skull and this resulted in his death.
The assault occurred in the front yard of the Tyler home. TYLER, who lives there with his brother, Tom, and his aged mother, hid after he had struck WEBBER, the officers say, and was not located for several hours. - Merced Sun, July 1.
EUBANKS-DEMING July 5, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA COUPLE MARRIED IN MERCED
and Lelia A. DEMING, both of Mariposa, were married in Merced last
by Justice of the Peace FARRAR. EUBANKS gave his age as 72 years while
his bride admitted to 43 summers.
They returned to Mariposa the same day and are domiciled on Mariposa creek, near the state highway.
RAPELJI, Hiram L. July 12, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
HIRAM L. RAPELJI DIES OF CANCER
a Fresno pioneer, died last night at his home, 730 Fresno street, after
an illness of several months at the age of 68 years, 3 months and 14
Born in Ontario, Canada, Mr. RAPELJI commenced his career of adventure at the early age of 5, when he ran away to his sisters home in Michigan, where he remained until his family moved there several years later.
Coming to California when but 16 years old, with his parents, before he was 17 years old he was driving a stage on the coast range and shortly after went to Yosemite Valley and drove the first six-horse stage into the valley. For seven years he drove the valley stage.
He was deputy sheriff in Merced for nine years, and the first city marshall Merced had, which office he held for two years.
He held the office of deputy sheriff under Sheriff SCOTT for six years, and took part in the capture of EVANS and SONTAG, the outlaws. He exchanged many shots with the bandits at Stone Corral, and was awarded one-eight of the reward offered for the capture of the bandits. This amounted to $1250.
After this he went into the hack business, which he followed for seven years and after was deputy sheriff in Coalinga for two years and in Taft held the same office for one year.
His next office was head deputy for the Huntington Lake Power Company and when the great war broke out he was appointed a guard on the Santa Fe railroad, which office he held until the armistice was signed.
Soon after this he fell a victim to cancer, which caused his death.
He is survived by his widow, and one son, Henry and two brothers and one sister, Daniel and George of Detroit, and Mrs. COMSTOCK of Alpine, Michigan.
The funeral services will be held in the funeral home of Beall & Clements, 1408 L street, Monday mourning at 10 o'clock. The remains will be cremated.- Fresno Republican, July 5.
HAM, Richard, Sr. July 12, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
RICHARD HAM, SR. DIED AT BAGBY YESTERDAY
extending for several years, Richard HAM, Sr., well known miner of this
county, passed away at his home at Bagby yesterday morning at 1:30
Mr. HAM was a native of England and about 71 years of age. For many years he was employed in various mines in this county, retiring from this labor only when his health no longer permitted. For several years he has been residing at Bagby. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. W. FINCH of Bagby, and two sons, John H. HAM of Bagby, and Richard HAM of Merced. He was a member of Hornitos Lodge of Odd Fellows and the funeral will be held under their auspices in Hornitos to-day at 1 p.m.
FRISK, Wm. July 19, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Wm. FRISK, a native of Cornwall, England, aged 70 years, died at the county hospital Saturday last. The aged man formerly lived at Coulterville where he followed mining for a livelihood.
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WESTFALL-GORKEY August 9, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Henry D. WESTFALL of Ben Hur and Miss Genevieve S. GORKEY were married in Madera on Wednesday of last week.
PORTER, Grant August 9, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Coroner JOHNSON was called to Fish Camp Wednesday to hold an inquest on the remains of Grant PORTER of Madera, who died suddenly at that place. Hemorrhage oof the lungs was the cause of death. Deceased was about 31 years of age and had served with the American army in France.
ZIEHLSDORF, L. T. August 9, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
MINER FOUND DEAD NEAR HIS CABIN
A L. T. ZIEHLSDORF, who for several years resided in a cabin near the McAlpine mine was found dead on Tuesday. Death had probably occurred about a week before the body was found. Hemorrhage of the lungs is believed to have been the case of death. He was a native of Germany and 68 years of age. The funeral was held in Coulterville on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m., under the auspices of the I.O.O.F.
RAYMOND, Chas. August 16, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Chas. RAYMOND, formerly of Coulterville, but for the past two years engineer for the S. P. R. R. company, is reported as having been accidentally killed recently. The deceased was well known on the north side and was held in high esteem by all of his acquaintances.
HARTMAN, Edmund August 16, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
MAN DROPS DEAD DURING SCUFFLE
son of S. HARTMAN, founder of the S. Hartman & Sons' dry goods
in Merced, dropped to the sidewalk during a scuffle with Frank B.
a barber, last Saturday noon and died within a few minutes. Death was
to an attack of epilepsy, from which he had suffered for years
HAMLETT says he did not strike HARTMAN. The quarrel started over conversation about the recent raise in the price of haircutting. HARTMAN was 27 years of age, was a native of Merced and well known here.
Mr. HAMLETT'S many friends in Mariposa will be glad to know that he was in nowise at fault for the unfortunate occurrence.
MOORE, John August 19, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
LUMBERMAN KILLED NEAR EL PORTAL
John MOORE, an
employee of the Yosemite Lumber company, working at camp 9, near El
was almost instantly killed Friday of last week by being hit by a large
guy rope. Nothing could be learned regarding him. He was about 40 years
of age. Coroner D. E. JOHNSON was summoned and an inquest held on
The remains were brought to Mariposa Saturday night and internment had in the cemetery above town.
PROBASCO, J. E. August 23, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
TO HOLD FUNERAL OF J. E. PROBASCO
The funeral of
J. E. PROBASCO, who died Monday night at a local sanitarium, aged 45
will be held this morning at ten o'clock from the funeral parlor's of
& ROSS. Internment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Deceased died from result of severe burns received at his farm on McKinley avenue three weeks ago when a gasoline tank exploded. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Etta PROBASCO, and two sons and one daughter, Everett and Glen and Loretta PROBASCO, all of Fresno. He also leaves three sisters, Mrs. A. E. HELM, Fresno; Mrs. J. C. WESTFALL, Raymond, and Mrs. Plive WILHOIT, Dunham and a brother, W. H. PROBASCO of Raymond.- Fresno Republican, Aug. 20.
FRENCH, Mrs. George D. August 23, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
WOMAN DROWNS IN YOSEMITE VALLEY
Mrs. George D.
FRENCH of Los Angelese, was drowned in the waters of the Merced river
Thursday afternoon within a few minutes after her arrival in the valley
with her husband and little daughter, Thelma, when she went beyond her
depth while swimming in the stream.
A heroic attempt at rescue was made by M. J. MERTENS, Jr., of San Francisco, who first saved Mr. FRENCH, who, unable to swim, was struggling towards the spot where his wife went under. After dragging FRENCH to the bank, MERTENS dived for the body of the women, and brought it to shore.
First aid methods were applied in an attempt to revive Mrs. FRENCH but life had left her body. It was estimated she was in the water about 15 minutes before MERTENS succeeded in locating the body.
An inquest conducted by Deputy Coroner E. P. LEAVITT resulted in a verdict by the jury of accidental death by drowning. The body was shipped yesterday on the morning Yosemite Valley railroad train.
The FRENCH party arrived at the valley late Thursday afternoon. They told Ranger Frank J. DUNCAN who was on duty at the time, that they had driven from Raymond that day.
They said they desired a camp location near the river so they might cool off with a swim before dinner. DUNCAN directed them to Camp 17, near Indian creek. He told them about two swimming holes, one at the mouth of Indian creek and the other further down on camp 6 grounds. DUNCAN advised the use of the lower pool because it was considered safest. However they did not heed his advice, and went in the upper pool.
Mrs. FENCH was the first victim of the season in the valley. The fact is considered notable considering the unusual number of people this year.
The remains of Mrs. FRENCH arrived in Merced last night and were taken in charge by the undertaking firm of Welch & Co. The body will be shipped to Los Angeles for burial Monday.
Mrs. FRENCH was a native of Iowa, and was 48 years of age. She is survived by her husband and daughter and one son, who is at present in the east. - D. J. FOLEY, in Merced Sun, Aug. 16.
JOLLEY, H. B. August 30, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
H. B. JOLLEY one of the pioneer homesteaders of Merced county, died at Santa Cruz on the 19th inst., aged 94 years.
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REED- In Mariposa, September 1, 1919, John Wesley REED, a native of Maryland, aged 69 years.
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REED, John Wesley September 6, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
JOHN WESLEY REED ENDS LIFE'S JOURNEY
of many months, much of which time he was unable to be about, John W.
onetime prominent man of Mariposa, passed peacefully away Monday night
about 11:30 o'clock.
Mr. REED was brought to Mariposa from his home in Coulterville some time since and placed in the pay ward of the county hospital in order that he might receive proper medical attention and care. He daily grew weaker and was confined to his bed for several weeks before death ended his suffering, and death was not unexpected.
John Wesley REED was a native of Maryland and 69 years of age. Coming to this county when but a young man he lived almost his entire life within its borders. Always a friend to the needy his passing will be learned with sorrow by many friends.
Besides his widow, Mrs. Belle A. REED, he leaves to mourn one daughter, Miss Norma REED, and two sons, Wesley B. REED and Herbert REED, one brother, Otis REED of Coulterville, two sisters, Mrs. H. H. CLARK of Imperial Valley and Mrs. H. HANSON of Modesto.
The funeral services were held in the Methodist church on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., from where the remains were taken to the Mariposa cemetery for internment.
LIND-BLASDEL September 6, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
INVITATIONS ISSUED FOR LIND-BLASDEL WEDDING.
the wedding of Miss Dorothy BLASDEL and Dr. Harry LIND will be sent out
the latter part of this week by Mr. and Mrs. H. V. BLASDEL, parents of
the bride-elect. The ceremony will take place in Trinity Episcopal
Wednesday evening, September 10, and will be attended by a large number
of guests from both sides of the bay. The bridesmaids will be Misses
BUTEAU, Marian McCREARY and Dorothy de GRASS. Mr. Frank LIND will
The ceremony at the church will be followed by a reception at the BLASDEL home on Summitt street, and only relatives and a few intimate friends of the couple will be present. Miss BLASDEL is one of the charming girls among the younger set here and formerly attended Mills College, Dr. LIND is a graduate of the University of California and has been discharged from the navy, in which he served about a year. Oakland society please note. S. F. Bulletin, August 28th.
McCLUSKE, Barney September 6, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
MADERA OFFICER KILLED BY MAN UNDER ARREST
Nightwatchman Barney McCLUSKE of Madera, and well known to many Mariposa county residents, was shot and fatally wounded last Saturday morning by Ben F. OVERSHIEN, whom he had arrested. McCLUSKE died two days later from the wound. The slayer is about 17 years of age, while that of his victim is 70 years. OBERSHIEN was suspected of a number of thefts of automobiles.
HURD, Edwin R. September 6, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
COULTERVILLE LOSSES OLD TIME RESIDENT
Edwin R. HURD, a resident of the Coulterville district since 1852, died at his home there on August 30, 1919, at the advanced age of 86 years. He had been in ill health for some time past and death was due to the infirmities of old age. Mr. HURD was a native of Scotland and a millman by occupation.
DALZIEL-LORD September 13, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Ethel LORD, formerly of Hornitos, but now of Merced, and Robert DAZZLE of Merced were united at a quiet wedding in San Francisco last Monday.
CONGDON, Dr. September 20, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Dr. CONGDON of Jamestown, Tuolumne county, who died in San Francisco recently, was well known and very popular on the north side of the river in this county, where he was often called to attend patients.
BRANSON, Alex September 27, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH FOLLOWS EXTRACTION OF TOOTH
here today of the death in Raymond of Alex BRANSON. The funeral will be
held tomorrow afternoon from the Wallace undertaking parlors in
Branson, a young man, has friends in Merced.
Branson had been working on the ranch of R. R. PHILLIPS near this city. He left a few days ago for a trip to Richmond. It is understood here that his death resulted from the extraction of a tooth.
BRANSON was born about 22 years ago. -- Merced Sun, Sept. 24.
Mr. BRANSON was a Mariposa county boy, born and reared at Hornitos. His many friends in Mariposa county will be grieved to hear of the young man's death.
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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
C. A. CLARK,
of road construction for the federal government in Yosemite National
was killed sometime Thursday night of last week when his automobile
over an embankment on the El Portal-Yosemite road as he was on his way
from El Portal to Yosemite Village. The dead man's body and his
car were found at 7:45 o'clock Friday morning by a stage driver who
the scene of the tragedy, which was near the intake of the dam at
At that point a treacherously sharp curve occurs in the road, and
CLARK'S machine went over the embankment instead of taking the curve.
body of the man was found with a large boulder pinning it fast, the
evidently having been freed by the automobile in its descent down the
foot bank. The body was outside 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 roadwway 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
of Fresno, became Fresno county's thirty-sixth gold star last week when
Mayor TOOMEY recieved a telegram from Brooklyn announcing the boys
from Spanish Influenza. The telegram said no kin of the boy were known
to the government and asked the mayor whether any of the boys
lived here. Young HARRIS has 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
wife of Nicholas SOLARI, and long a resident of this county, died at
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
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
Mrs. Martha F.
BREWER, wife of Willis BREWER of Green Mountain, and a most highly
woman, died at her home Friday of last week following an illness of
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 Joseph 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
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 attested 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, 1919 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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ALEXANDER-LEONARD October 8, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Orline ALEXANDER and O. H. LEONARD were married in New York, Oct. 22nd, 1919.
GORDO, Manuel November 29, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
One of Cathay's pioneers, Manuel GORDO, died this week and was buried in Merced. His numerous relatives from this vicinity attended the funeral. He will always be remembered for his faithful work on county roads.
WOODRUFF, M. L. November 29, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
M. L. WOODRUFF died at a hospital in Modesto last Saturday. Mr. WOODRUFF was well known in Mariposa county and married Miss Kittie FERGUSON of near Coulterville.
McNEAL-BOLTON November 29, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
COULTERVILLE YOUNG LADY WEDS BAY CITY MAN
San Francisco, on Thursday, November 20, 1919. Rev. Father McELROY
in marriage Miss Maurine Agnes BOLTON and Robert Allen McNEAL in the
of their immediate relatives.
The bridal party made a picturesque group, the fair coloring of the bride and her youthful sister, Miss Alica BOLTON, who attended her, being a striking contrast to the distinctive opposite type of the fine looking bridegroom and his best man, Chas. MOSER.
The union of the young couple culminates a romance begun several years ago while the bride was a student completing her course at Presentation Academy, in San Francisco.
She is a former Mariposa county girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David BOLTON. Her grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. John HALLINAN are California pioneers and have passed more than half a century of happy married life near the town of Coulterville.
Mr. McNEIL was born and raised in San Francisco, where he is prominent socially and in the business world. He is a successful theatrical manager, owning a chain of theaters in the bay cities.
After a few weeks in motoring through southern California, Mr. and Mrs. McNEIL will reside in their newly completed home on Eight Avenue, in the Park-Presidio district.
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KYLEBERG-COSTA- In Merced, Nov. 27, 1919, be Rev. W. H. HAWKINS, Dr. Hjalmar KYLEBERG to Miss Nina COSTA, both of Merced Falls.
BRANSON-PHILLIPS- In Mariposa, Nov. 27, 1919, by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO, Bert BRANSON and Miss Myrtle PHILLIPS, both of Darrah.
SILKWOOD-STANTON- In Merced, Nov. 21, 1919, by Judge F. H. FARAR, Raymend W. SILKWOOD and Mrs. Jessie STANTON, both of Mariposa.
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December 27, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Marriage December 27, 1919 Mariposas Gazette
BROWN-BRICE- In San Francisco, Nov. 21, 1919. Charles BROWN and Elsie R. BRICE, of Briceburg.
CARLETON-BOYER- In Mariposa, Wednesday, December 23, 1919, by Rev. W. C. WIGHTMAN, Davis CARLETON, Jr., and Miss Edith BOYER, both of Mariposa.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
BRANSON-PHILLIPS December 6, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
POPULAR DARRAH COUPLE WEDDED
An unusually quiet and unexpected wedding took place at the court house in Mariposa last Saturday, Nov. 29th, 1919, when two of Darrah's popular young people, Myrtle PHILLIPS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newton J. PHILLIPS, and Bert BRANSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram BRANSON, were united in marriage by Superior Judge J. J. TRABUCCO. The young people have many friends in Mariposa County with whom we will join in well wishes for their future happiness.
HALSTEAD, Frank December 6, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Well Known Resident Dies at Oakdale
well known in Merced and Mariposa counties, and a resident of Red Cloud
section, passed away at the home of his son, Albert HALSTEAD of
He leaves three sons and three daughters to mourn the loss of a kind
devoted father. The funeral was held at Oakdale on Thanksgiving day.
HALSTEAD was a former resident of Snelling but, for many years he lived
at Granite Springs where he devoted his time ot farming and where he
A few years ago Mr. HALSTEAD moved to Red Cloud, near Coulterville, for the benefit of his health. His many friends will be grieved to learn of his demise.
KYLBERG-COSTA December 6, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Former Mariposa Man Married in Merced
Dr. H. KYLEBERG of Merced Falls and Miss Nina COSTA of Merced were united in marriage at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in this city at noon Thursday, the ceremony being performed by Rev. W. H. HAWKINS, pastor of the church. Both KYLEBERG and his bride have a large circle of friends throughout the county who wish them happiness and prosperity. They will make their home at Merced Falls, where the doctor is resident physician for the Yosemite Lumber Company.- Merced Express.
HALSTEAD, Frank December 6, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. Frank HALSTEAD an old resident of this district died at Oakdale last Tuesday. The funeral was held at Oakdale last Thursday. He was 75 years old. Mr. HALSTEAD was a veteran of the Civil War.
HOGUE, Andreas December 27, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Former Mariposan Dies in Oregon
Word has just
to Mariposa of the death of Andreas HOGUE, at his home in Myrtle Point,
Oregon, June 26, 1919. At the time of his death he was aged 58 years, 4
months, 28 days. He leaves behind to mourn their loss his widow, his
father and a sister in Norway, in California and in Myrtle Point.
Mr. HOGUE came to America from Norway when but nineteen years of age, landing in Chicago, where he learned the mercantile business and later came to California, where he began business in Mariposa. Later he went to Myrtle Point where he has, up to the time of his death, been engaged in the mercantile business. Mr. HOGUE was well and favorably known here and many friends will be grieved to hear of his death.
BROWN-BRICE December 27, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Mariposa Couple Wed in San Francisco
Elsie R. BRICE
and Charles BROWN of Briceburg were married in San Francisco on Friday
December 21, 1919.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James RIDGWAY and a sister of Mrs. J. J. TRABUCCO of Mariposa. Mr. BROWN was formerly an employee of the State Highway Commission working with the surveyors between Mariposa and Briceburg. It was while on this work that he met Mrs. BRICE and took charge of her store and Post Office at Briceburg. Mrs. BROWN was born and reared in Mariposa and has a host of friends here who will wish her and Mr. BROWN many happy years of wedded life. They will make their home at Briceburg.
BOYER-CARLETON December 27, 1919 Mariposa Gazette
Young People of Sebastopol Wedded
Davis CARLETON, two of Sebastopol's popular young people were married
Mariposa last Wednesday forenoon.
The young people were escorted into town by a number of relatives and friends. After securing the neccessary document from County Clerk GALLISON, the young couple were ushered to the parsonage where the wedding ceremony was performed by the Reverend W. C. WIGHTMAN and they were sent on their way rejoicing.
Mrs. C. HENDRICKS, sister of the groom and John BOYER, brother of the bride, attended and witnessed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Davis CARLETON all of Sebastopol.
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THOMPSON- In San Francisco, Dec. 14, 1919, Edna Wray THOMPSON, (nee ROBINSON) daughter of Luella C., and the late James R. ROBINSON and a sister of Alice L. ROBINSON of San Francisco and Frank A. ROBINSON of Groveland, a native of San Francisco aged about 29 years.
January 10, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
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GALLISON-TYLER- At Clarksdale, Arizona, Jan. 1, 1920, Geo. G. GALLISON and Ophia E. TYLER.
Died January 10, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
OPIE- At Coulterville, Dec. 27, 1919, Edward OPIE, a native of England, aged about 65 years.
OLNEY- Near Coulterville, Dec. 27, 1919, Edward OLNEY, a native of California, aged about 54 years.
January 17, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
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ASHWORTH- In San Francisco, Jan. 13, 1920, John F. ASHWORTH, son of Phenis ASHWORTH and the late Mary E. ASHWORTH, of Mariposa, a native of California, aged 26 years, 1 month and 17 days.
Married January 17,1920 Mariposa Gazette
DYER-BOOKER- In Los Angeles, Dec. 20, 1919, Francis Chandler DYER and Beatrice Sarah BOOKER, both of Los Angeles.
January 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Died January 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
LEWIS- In San Francisco, January 16, 1920, Disy LEWIS, wife of Wren LEWIS, of San Francisco, daughter of Mrs. James HALSTEAD and sister of Mrs. Nettie ASHWORTH, Mrs. Hazel ELLIS and George SHIMER, a native of Coulterville, aged about 26 years.
LEWIS- In Stockton, January 14, 1920, Mrs. Annie LEWIS, widow of the late J. Whit LEWIS and mother of Will and Lee LEWIS, Mrs. Ella TURNER and Mrs. Dora McNALLY, aged about 70 years.
HUNTER- In San Francisco, January 17, 1920, Mrs. Sheldon A. HUNTER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. SOUZA, a native of Mariposa county, aged about 23 years.
CRAIGHAN- At Fort BRAGG, Calif., January 21, 1920, J. D. CRAIGHEN a native of Ireland, aged 81.
Married January 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
NEWKIRK-ALARID- In Hollister, January 21, 1920, R. F. NEWKIRK of Hollister to Miss Elvira ALARID, of Mariposa.
January 31, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
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THOMPSON, Edna Wray (nee Robinson) January 3, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
(nee ROBINSON) was born and reared in San Francisco, and died at
her home there December 14, 1919. She was a daughter of Luella C. and
late James B. ROBINSON and sister of Alice L. and Frank B. ROBINSON.
was a graduate of the San Francisco Normal and a teacher for
years in San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
Much of her time was devoted to church work and she was a member of the South Methodist Church, sang in the choir and was superintendent of the primary department of the Sunday school, also vice president of the Epsworth League and secretary of the King's Daughters.
On January 7, 1917, she was united in marriage to Laurence C. THOMPSON, who, one week later, left for Kansas. Three months later his wife joined him there. Mr. THOMPSON enlisted at the beginning of hostilities with Germany and was a "Top" Sergeant in the Medical Corps of the 81st division and left for France the middle of June, 1917, returning April 1919, and was conducting a prescription pharmacy in San Francisco at the time of his wife's death.
The funeral was held from the chapel of the Halstead Brothers, of San Francisco, and internment was at Cyress Lawn Cemetery, December 17, 1919.
More than fifty floral pieces were sent by friends- one being from the Stanislaus National Forest employees. Besides the immediate family the departed leaves many relatiives and friends to mourn the loss of one who was held in high esteem of all who knew her.
OLNEY, Edward January 3, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Sudden Death of Edward OLNEY
a native of Mariposa county, aged about 54 years was found dead in his
bed yesterday morning in a cabin on the Downey Scofield ranch, near
Mr. OLNEY and a nephew were helping with the plowing on the ranch and worked all day Monday. When they retired at the usual hour deceased seemed to be in his usual good health and spirits. In the morning the nephew found his uncle cold and dead beside him in the bed.
Coroner O'BRIAN was notified and went to the Scofield ranch yesterday afternoon returning with the remains that evening.
The funeral will take place Thursday morning. Mr. O'BREIRNE leaving Jamestown with the body in time to meet the family in Coulterville at 10 o'clock a.m. Internment to be in the family plot on the Dudley ranch.
The deceased is survived by a widow and four brothers, Walter of Santa Rosa, George of Los Angeles, Alex of Stockton and Cyrus who resides in the east. Judge and James OPIE attended the funeral.
OPIE, Edward January 10, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Edward OPIE Dies at Coulterville
Edward OPIE a native of England, and about 65 years of age died at his home near Coulterville on December 27, 1919. He is survived by a widow. Mr. OPIE was an old resident of the Coulterville section having come there when a young man. He was a miner by trade had worked in most of the principle mines of the county. For many years he has been a resident of Pinon Blanco. Internment was made in the Coulterville cemetery.
FERGUSON, Ester January 10, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
link in our chain has been broken, by the passing from our midst, of
beloved Sister, Ester B. FERGUSON on Nov. 10, 1919.
Therefore, be it resolved, that as a lodge we sadly mourn her loss, and extend our sympathy to those who are dear to her. May we as a lodge feel the true meaning, as our hands clasp, of words, Friendship, Love and Truth.
Resolved, that the removal of her life leaves a vacancy in our lodge that will be sorrowfully realized by all, and be it further resolved, that our charter be draped in mourning for thirty days, and a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of this lodge, and a copy sent as a token of our sincere sympathy to her relatives, John McLEAN and family, also a copy published in the Mariposa Gazette.
Sweet be the voices
angels to greet her,
Welcome her home to the mansion of rest;
Loved ones there waiting will lovingly meet her,
Welcome her home, to the realms of the blest.
Margaret M. TISCONIA
HELM, Mayme January 17, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Former Mariposa Girl Dies at Waterford
of Stanislaus County were baffled last Sunday over finding the body of
Mayme HELM, a beautiful 19 year old girl in her bedroom at the
Hotel, where she had gone a few days previous for a visit with the
who are proprietors of the hotel and friends of the dead girl.
The girl was found lying face downward, partially under the bed and still warm when found by McKENNA, proprietor of the hotel. A physician was summoned and pronounced the girl dead.
Post-mortem examination and analysis of the stomach contents have failed to throw any light on the cause.
Dr. DOZIER of Stockton who made the analysis of the contents of the stomach found no poison and the body showed no signs of violence, which indicates that death was not caused by suicide.
Miss HELM had been employed at a Fresno candy store up to a few weeks ago, when she went to Le Grand to visit her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. HELM of that place; from there she went to Modesto on Tuesday of last week and to Waterford Friday.
Miss HELM was a former Mariposa County girl, having lived in Mariposa for sometime and later at White Rock.
Internment was made in the Turner cemetery at Le Grand last Thursday.
ASHWORTH, John F. January 17, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Mariposa Young Man Dies In San Francisco
and friends of John F. ASHWORTH were greatly shocked on last Wednesday
afternoon when the sad news came over the wires from San Francisco,
he had passed away in that city at 1 o'clock p.m. of the same day from
The young man had been living in the Yosemite up to a few weeks ago when he was removed to San Francisco with his family on account of a sudden attack of illness. Up to this time he had been perfectly well and strong.
The young man was born and reared near Mariposa and had spent his entire life in this county; with his parents, a few miles east of here up to six years ago and in Yosemite and El Portal since where he was employed by a number of different Park companies and where he was a trusted employee and a favorite of his associates.
On June 5th, 1913 he was married to Nettie OLIVER of El Portal.
Besides a devoted wife and a foster child he leaves to mourn his death, a father, Phenis ASHWORTH, four brothers, Phenas, Ervin, George and Theodore all of Mariposa and a sister, Mrs. Rose Smith of Oakland and many near relatives in and near Mariposa.
He was a straitforward and upright young man and kind and devoted to his family.
A sea of gloom has settled over the entire community on account of the untimely death of one so well and favorably known.
Internment will be in the Catholic cemetery in Mariposa to-day at two o'clock p.m.
McDONNELL, Peter January 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
La Grange Pioneer Dies at His Home
Peter McDONNELL, pioneer stockraiser at La Grange since 1854, passed away Friday, January 16th at his home at Atlanta, San Joaquin county. He was actively engaged in business until 1910.
HUNTER, Mrs. Sheldon A. January 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Former Mariposa Lady Passes Away
Mrs. Sheldon A. HUNTER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. SOUZA, of Merced, died in San Francisco, on Saturday last at the age of 23 years. She was a native of Cathey Valley, this county and formerly lived in Merced, where her husband was manager of the Western Union telegraph office. The funeral was held in Merced Sunday and was largely attended. She is survived by her husband, three brothers, Joseph R., John M., and Tony M. SOUZA and three sisters, Mrs. Thomas PRAIRIE, Mrs. Fred SILVERA and Mrs. Jack NANCE.
CRAIGHEN, J. D. January 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Pioneer of Mariposa County Passes Away
J. D. CRAIGHEN,
pioneer settler and merchant of Mariposa county, passed away at the
of his daughter, Mrs. Della WELLER of Fort BRAGG, Mendocino County,
20, 1920, where he has made his home for several years.
Mr. CRAIGHEN was well and favorably known throughout Mariposa County, He having conducted general merchandise stores in Mt. Bullion, Coulterville and Hornitos.
LEWIS, Mrs. Daisy January 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Former Mariposa Lady Dies in San Francisco
Word came to
from San Francisco last Saturday of the death of Mrs. Daisy LEWIS in
city on Friday Jan. 16, 1920.
Mrs. LEWIS had been suffering from pneumonia at the time as her brother-in-law, John F. ASHWORTH who preceded her to the grave only three days.
Mrs. LEWIS was the daughter of the late George SHIMER of Coulterville and Mrs. James HALSTEAD of Merced and sister of Mrs. Nettie ASHWORTH, Mrs. Hazel Ellis and George SHIMER.
Her many friends will be grieved to hear of her untimely death.
The funeral took place in San Francisco last Monday.
ASHWORTH, John F. January 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
FUNERAL OF JOHN F. ASHWORTH
The body of
F. ASHWORTH, who died in San Francisco last Wednesday afternoon was
to Mariposa for burial in the Catholic cemetery.
The funeral took place at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon last, from the Catholic Church and the body was followed to its last resting place by a large concourse of relatives and friends.
The body was laid to rest in the family plot besides his mother and three brothers who preceded him to the grave. The services were read by Louis T. MILBURN. A large number of floral pieces were sent by friends of the deceased.
NEWKIRK-ALARID January 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Former Mariposa Girl Weds at Hollister
Mr. and Mrs. M.
ALARID of Mariposa received the announcement, by telephone from
of the marriage of their daughter, Elvera, to R. F. NEWKIRK of that
on Wednesday last.
Mrs. NEWKIRK is one of Mariposa's fair daughters and she has a great many friends here who join with the Gazette in wishing them many years of blissful wedded life.
They will make their home near Hollister, where Mr. NEWKIRK has extensive fruit growing interests.
LEWIS, Mrs. Annie January 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER DARRAH LADY DIES AT STOCKTON
widow of the late Whit LEWIS a former resident of Darrah, died in
on Wednesday of last week from old age, she being about 70 years of
She was the mother of Will and Lee LEWIS, Mrs. Ella TURNER and Mrs. Dora McNALLY. Her many friends will hear of her death with regret.
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DEARBOURN- In Richmond, Feb. 3, 1920, I. L. DEARBOURN, a native of Maine, aged 62 years.
REED- At Mokelumne Hill, January 30, 1920, Joseph R. REED, a native of California, aged 48 years.
February 14, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 14, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
LAREW- In Madera, Feb. 9, 1920, William H. LAREW, a native of West Virginia, aged 65 years.
ADAMS- In Oakland, Jan. 10, 1920, Thomas N., dearly beloved husband of Mabel J. ADAMS, loving father of Thomas N., Jr., Milton Q. and Violet L. ADAMS, a member of the Hornitos Lodge, No. 99, I. O. O. F. A native of Georgia, aged 43 years.
February 21, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
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Died February 28, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
CHAPMAN- At French Camp, Feb. 19, 1920, James J. CHAPMAN, a native of California, aged 43 years.
PETTIS- Near Tonopah, Nevada, Fred PETTIS, a native of California, aged 33 years.
METZ- In Richmond, Feb. 25, 1920, Mrs. Florence METZ, a native of Coulterville, Calif., aged about 25 years.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
HELM, Mayme February 7, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of Mayme HELM, the unfortunate Le Grand girl who was murdered in the Waterford Hotel on the night of Jan. 10, 1920, was held at Merced last Saturday and internment was made at the family plot in Le Grand the same day.
GANN, S. C. February 7, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
GANN'S Body Found Near Merced Falls
The coroner's office of Merced Co., reports that a body found on January 25th in a creek running into the Merced river near Merced Falls, is believed to be the body of S. C. GANN of this county, who has been missing since December 21st last. A coat containing letters and papers, found nearby, was the means of identification.
LAREW, William H. February 14, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
William H. LAREW Found Dead In Office
prominent attorney and highly respected citizen of Madera was found
sitting in a chair in his office last Monday morning.
The cause of death was undoubtedly from suffocation as a gas heater was still burning when he was found., the doors and windows were closed and the room entirely devoid of oxygen.
A physician was called but life had been extinct for many hours and nothing could be done.
To mourn his death he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Virginia RUE and Mrs. Christine PARK, a son, James W. LAREW and five grandchildren all of Madera also four brothers, J. S. of El Centro, J. A. of Compton, Peter and Conrad of West Virginia and three sisters, Mrs. McCLAUGERTY, Clara and Mary LAREW all of West Virginia.
Mr. LAREW was well and favorably known in Mariposa County he having been a teacher in the public schools and County Superintendent of Schools for a number of years. The funeral was held at Madera last Wednesday.
DEARBOURN, I. L. February 21, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
A deep gloom
fallen upon the Mariposa County in the bay region of the state, in the
death of I. L. DEARBOURN, at his Richmond home, on the 2d inst. He was
laid to rest the following Thursday in Sunset Cemetery, amid simple
of the Methodist church and the impressive ritual of the Odd Fellows
His grave was decked by many friendly floral crown, among them the
of the Mariposa Club, of which he was the founder and father.
Mourning him in his corse were hosts of friends and mates of Mariposa, and surviving kin- his widow, daughter, Mrs. Irma St. John, and son John.
Ira Lafayette DEARBOURN was born in Augusta, Maine, March 6, 1857. As a youth, he sought the West, lingering some months as a teamster at Truckee and then to Eureka Mills, Plumas county, as a miner, where he met and married Miss Emma COOPER, winning one of the sweetest and truest helpmates that ever counseled a consort. In 1895 he was drawn to Mariposa by the Whitlock rush, and the hey-day needs of that busy camp were aptly met and supplied in a general merchandise store, which he moved later to Mt. Bullion, as Whitlock waned. In 1906 he broke the mystic spell the Sierras had held over over him, and moved to Richmond to better the opportunities of his children. Here he was happiest when greeting men of the mountains, and the mountain life was sought by him last spring as one of the last cordials for his failing health.
No man loved the Mother Lode more intensely than he. Mariposa was meat to his muscle and meal to his mind, and there in that rugged realm stood forth the truest types of his character for he was as buoyant as its brooks in companionship, tender as its tulips in sympathy, stern as its cliffs in righteousness, pure as its snows in thought, and word, and deed.
PETTIS, Fred February 28, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Former Mariposa Man Dies in Nevada
to the THORNS in Mariposa Tuesday last of the death of Fred PETTIS at
home in Nevada on the previous day from Influenza.
Deceased was 33 years old and a former citizen of Mariposa county.
He leaves, to mourn his death, his widow and two small children his mother, Mrs. Annie JACKSON and one other brother Frank all of Nevada and one sister, Mrs. John BECKER of Wisconsin.
CHAPMAN, James J. February 28, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
James J. CHAPMAN Dies in French Camp
James J. CHAPMAN, a resident of Merced, died Thursday night of last week at French Camp. Deceased was forty-three years of age and a cattle buyer by occupation. He is survived by a wife and several children. The body was brought to Merced and taken to Mariposa Saturday where funeral services were held and internment was made in the family plot.
METZ, Mrs. Florence February 28, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Florence METZ Dies In Richmond.
here Thursday of the death of Mrs. Florence METZ at her home in
on the previous day.
Death was caused from a recent attack of influenza which left the young womans health in a weakened condition from which she could not rally despite all that medical science and loving hands could do for her.
Mrs. METZ was formerly Florence SHIMER, one of Coulterville's fairest young daughters and one who was a favorite among her companions.
During the summer of 1916, she became acquainted with Walter METZ to whom she was married the following spring.
Besides her husband and one small child she leaves to mourn her death, three sisters, Mrs. Amanda DEXTER and Mrs. Norma CANOVA of Coulterville and Mrs. Myrtle CLARK of LaGrange and one brother, James SHIMER of Coulterville at 2 o'clock p.m. Friday.
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ARTHUR- In Hornitos, March 12, 1920, Elizabeth A. ARTHUR, wife of Chas. ARTHUR and sister of Mrs. M. BAUER and Mrs. J. BRANSON. A native of Mariposa County aged 57 years.
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PETTIS, Frank March 6, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Frank PETTIS Dies in Nevada of Influenza
Frank PETTIS ,
a native of Mariposa county died of influenza at Sodaville, Nevada last
Monday. He was 37 years of age and a former resident of Mariposa. He
a wife, Mrs. Reeva PETTIS and a son, Francis of Fresno.
He also leaves a mother, a brother and a sister in Nevada.
An incorrect message was recieved and published in last weeks issue of the Gazette in which the name "Fred" was used instead of Frank in the death notice.
ROBINSON, Ernest March 6, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
ERNEST ROBINSON KILLED COMPANION BADLY INJURED
Merced to Mariposa by motorcycle last Wednesday evening, Ernest
a popular young man of Lewis, Mariposa County received fatal injuries
the motorcycle he was riding, collided with a hay wagon on the highway
near the Merced County Hospital. Vernon ARMSDON with whom the ROBINSON
boy was riding received injuries which, from present reports, are in no
The two boys had left Merced at about 4:30 p.m. on a motorcycle and were coming to Mariposa, with young ARMSDON driving, and ROBINSON riding behind when, on the highway, near the Merced County Hospital, ARMSDON turned out to pass a hay wagon which was approaching. At the same time an automobile, traveling in the same direction as the hay wagon, turned out to pass on the same side as the boys, in attempting to avoid both vehicles the motor cycle was driven against the hay wagon and both boys were thrown forcefully to the ground.
The injured boys were rushed to the hospital where ROBINSON, who had not regained consciousness, soon passed away.
The boy is survived by his mother, Mrs. Arthur Day (formerly Mrs. ROBINSON), of Cathy; his father, Frank ROBINSON, of Merced; his grand-parents Mr. and Mrs. Elias GANN of Whiterock. He was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. GANN of Mariposa.
Internment was made in the family plot at Lewis, Friday, March 5, at 1:30 p.m.
JENNINGS, Hennen March 13, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Hennen JENNINGS Dies In Washington
Was Principal Owner of Mariposa Grant Corporation
principal owner of the Fremont Grant and one of the most noted
of the world died at his home in Washington, D. C. last Thursday. The
news was received in Mariposa Saturday of last week and all who knew,
knew of Mr. JENNINGS, expressed the deepest sorrow on the passing of a
man who was a friend and benefactor of all mankind.
Hennen JENNINGS was born in Kentucky in 1854 and was, at the time of his death 66 years of age. When a young man he graduated from Harvard College as a civil Engineer; in the latter 80's he was employed as an engineer at the New Amalden Quicksilver Mine and later at the North Bloomfield Mine in Nevada County. From California he went to the mines in south America and also South Africa. He is credited with being responsible for the success of the great South African Goldfields. In 1899 he became the owner of the famous Mariposa Grant, having purchased the interests of the late John W. MACKAY. Until the Grant became the property of Mr. JENNINGS, it's owners were never popular with the people of the county; he made it a point to become personally acquainted with all his employees and leasees and took personal interest in their welfare. He purchased machinery for many a poor prospector and also, many times, remitted his percentage to the leasers. His kind acts endeared him to every resident on the Grant and the old enmity was forever forgotten. This winter, when offered $12,000 for the pasture privilege on the Grant by an outside cattleman, Mr. JENNINGS refused to remove the present tenants and made leases at the loss of approximately, $6,000.00.
When a High School was asked for Mariposa County, Mr. JENNINGS was a hearty supporter of the movement although the heaviest taxpayer, paying one thirteenth of the total cost. After the high school was established, he deeded eight acres of land on which the present high school building now stands.
To mourn his death, he leaves a widow, Mrs. Mary JENNINGS who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. COLEMAN, one daughter, Mrs. Katherine HACKETT and a son, Coleman JENNINGS all of Washington, D.C.
Mr. JENNINGS was one of the great men of the Nation and his loss will be keenly felt throughout the land.
John Mahon CORCORAN February 13, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
John Mahon CORCORAN Passes In Berkeley
Was Former Superior Judge of Mariposa County.
CORCORAN, for thirty-one years County and Superior Judge of Mariposa
answered the final summons at the family home in Berkeley on March 6th,
1920 after an illness of several weeks.
Judge CORCORAN was a native of Covington, Ky. and was, at the time of his death, aged 85 years, 6 months and 13 days. He crossed the plains in 1856 making his first stop at Salt Lake City and coming to Mariposa in 1857. In 1860 he was admitted to practice law in the California courts and later, served as District Attorney of this county. In 1871 he was elected Judge and filled that position continuously for 31 years.
He presided over many of the most noted civil and criminal cases ever tried in the California courts.
After retiring from public life, he removed to Berkeley with his family and made that city his home since.
The dead jurist is survived a widow, Mrs. Mariana CORCORAN and two daughters, Alice C. and May F. CORCORAN.
The funeral was held from the family residence in Berkeley on Monday, internment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
ROBINSON, Ernest March 13, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
FUNERAL OF Ernest ROBINSON Was Largely Attended
The funeral of
the late Ernest A. ROBINSON was held last Friday at Lewis, internment
made in the family plot at the Lewis Cemetery.
A large concourse of friends followed the body of the young man to the last resting place. The day, itself, was perfect springtime, like unto the young boys life which Grim Reaper had nipped in the bud. Many hearts were filled with sorrow for this untimely separation and for the grieving parents and grandparents.
ARTHUR, Mrs. Lizzie February 20, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Well Known Hornitos Lady Passes Away
Mrs. Lizzie A.
ARTHUR wife of Charles ARTHUR of Hornitos died at the family home there
Friday of last week from pneumonia. Mrs. Arthur was 57 years of age.
father was the late John GEARY of Mariposa.
Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her loss, two sisters, Mrs. J. BRANSON of Hornitos and Mrs. M. BAUER of Richmond.
Internment was made in the Catholic Cemetery, at Mariposa last Saturday at 2 o'clock P.M.
DESMOND, D. J. March 20, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
D. J. DESMOND Dies In Southern City
D. J. DESMOND,
formerly of the Desmond Park Service Company of Yosemite, died in Los
early this week, age 43 years.
Mr. DESMOND gained prominence in California by showing great ability in organizing commissary outfits.
His health failed while in Yosemite and he was unable to regain his physical vigor. He leaves a wife and one daughter.
CORCORAN, John Mahon March 20, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
On the morn of
the seventh day of this week, Judge John M. CORCORAN closed the book of
life, and went forth into eternity to render unto his maker an account
of his stewardship. Throngs of Mariposans vied with his later Berkeley
neighbors in gathering about the bier in which the venerable jurist lay
as if in sweet repose. A touching tribute was the floral coffin cover
orchids attesting the esteem of the young firemen in the near-by engine
Monday the funeral cortege wound to the church of St. Augustine, where a requiem low mass was served in simple Catholic rite, and thence to Holy Cross Cemetery in the hills of San Mateo, where the mountain man was laid at rest within a stone's throw of the tomb of a fellow son of Kentucky, John W. WILCOX, the "Mariposa Blacksmith."
John Mahon CORCORAN was of the fine Irish ancestry that roved restlessly about in search of liberty until he won by the wields of Kentucky. At Covington, the deceased was born four score and five years ago. As a young man he wandered westward across the plains, lingering for a year at Salt Lake as a teacher. In 1857 he was attracted to Mariposa then the political battleground of the State. At once he leaped into the arena of public life as an attorney-at-law, and was soon district attorney, and, later, superior judge.
In Mariposa he met, wooed and wedded Mariana GARRITY, the brave little widow that survives him. From this union were born a son, the late John CORCORAN, and two devoted daughters, May and ALice, who survive him.
Long will he live in memory as the affable associate, the kind neighbor, the honest man, the just judge, the christian gentleman.- El Capitan whose feet rested in shadows and the turmoil of the world while his head was barred in heavenly sunshine. Henry Clay HALL
GOODWIN, George March 27, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Former Coulterville Man Dies In Tuolumne
for many years a resident of Coulterville, Mariposa county, died at his
home in Tuolumne Monday of last week. He had been suffering for many
Mr. GOODWIN was born at Coulterville and was about 58 years of age. Besides a wife and three children, he leaves a sister, Mrs. James GOSS of Jamestown, and a brother, James GOODWIN of Modesto.
The funeral was held in Tuolumne Wednesday, internment being in the Carter's Cemetery.
GEORGELEY, Frank March 27, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Well Known Indian Buried in Mariposa
Indian, native of Mariposa county, died at the Madera county hospital
of last week from heart trouble. Deceased was born near Mariposa and
most of his early life here, having been raised and educated by a white
family, the SNEDYKERS. He was sixty years of age and had lived in
county most of the time for the past 20 years.
"Lancesco," as he was commonly known, was a favorite war dancer and he was always present at the pow-wows in Mariposa county and took an active part in all the war dances. This war costume being perhaps the most gorgeous and complete of any of the digger tribe.
His body was brought to Mariposa and buried in the Catholic cemetery last Saturday.
ARTHUR, Mrs. Elizabeth March 27, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth ARTHUR
Hornitos, March 18, 1920,
Died in Hornitos, March 12th, of pneumonia, Elizabeth Ann, beloved wife of Charles R. AUTHOR. Born December 19, 1863.
Mrs. ARTHUR was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. GEARY of Whitlocks, she spent all her childhood days amidst the dear old Mariposa mountains. About 26 years ago she was married to Charles R. ARTHUR of Hornitos. She had been practically an invalid all of her married life; had been in the hospital several times, but never found any lasting relief, so, could not at any time enter into the social life of the community. She was a deep student; and intensely religious. She loved her garden and flowers and the birds came by dozens to be fed from her hands. With her when she died was her sister, Mrs. Joseph BRANSON, and son Ernest of Quartzburg, Mr. ARTHUR being in Santa Barbera county, where he is employed, and busy making a home for his wife. Mrs. ARTHUR had everything packed and ready to go when the Supreme Ruler changed all their plans and laid the wife low. Looking down on her in the quiet hours it seemed sad and pathetic; but she was resting so beautifully- no more pain- she was looking on the One who said "Come unto Me all ye who are weary and heavy ladened, and I will give you rest"- Rest the poor tortured body had craved so long, it must have been a beautiful change, she looked so supremely happy one could not wish her back. The real trail was to see that big strong husband and lover of 26 years come into the presence of that still form covered with blossoms gathered on the hills by kind neighbors' little boys and scattered over her when they came to say their last good-byes to a dear friend. She was laid away March 14th, in the Catholic cemetery in Mariposa besides her father, mother, sister and brothers. District Attorney Louis T. MILBURN read the beautiful Catholic service over her and the Mariposa quartette sang in their usual impressive way several hymns. breathing sympathy to the bereaved relatives. Surviving the deceased is the husband, Charles R. ARTHUR, two sisters, Mrs. Joseph BRANSON of Quartzburg and Mrs. Michael BAUER of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews.
-J. M. O.
Quartzburg, March 16, 1920
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GUEST-LOWRIE- In Mariposa, March 31, 1920, Elijah Walter GUEST of Hornitos and Effie Edith LOWRIE of Mariposa.
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GUEST-LOWRIE April 3, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Popular Young Couple United In Marriage
and Effie Edith LOWRIE were united in marriage at the home of the
parents Wednesday March 31, 1920, at eleven thirty A.M. The honorable
J. TRABUCCO officiating.
The groom is a well known young man of Mariposa County and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. GUEST of Hornitos.
The bride is a very popular young lady of Mariposa and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. LOWRIE of Mariposa.
They have many friends all over the county who join in wishing them much joy and happiness in their married life.
The home was decorated in fern and Japanese pomegranate blossoms with Mariposa lilies predominating.
After the ceremony a sumptuous feast was spread. All who partook of it declared it could not have been better.
Those who attended the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. John GUEST, Miss Blanche and Norman GUEST, Mr. and Mrs. L. HART, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. LOWRIE Jr. and three children, Judge TRABUCCO and the brides sister and parents.
SULLIVAN April 10, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Aged Man Probably Drowns In The Merced River
Coroner JOHNSON was called to Pleasant Valley near Coulterville to hold an inquest over the body of a man named SULLIVAN, who was reported to have been drowned in the Merced River a few days previous. Upon reaching the scene of the reported accident, he found every evidence of the man having lost his life by the capsizing of a rudely constructed raft which he used in going to and from work. A thorough search ws made but the body could not be located.
RAMSEY- PRICE April 17, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued on Monday of last week by County Clerk GALLISON to Rola RAMSEY and Christine PRICE, both of Tulare City. After securing the license they went to Mormon Bar and were joined in wedlock by Justice Scott of Mariposa.
PALMER-JENNINGS April 17, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Sidney PALMER, 21, of Merced Falls and Elzie M. JENNINGS, 20, of Seattle, Washington, were married in Merced an April 5th by Judge F. H. FARRAR.
DICKERSON, Mr. April 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
The sympathy of the whole community is extended to Mrs. DICKERSON, whose husband died Monday eve at the Blochman ranch. Mrs. DICKERSON accepted the Blochman school hoping that the foothill climate might benefit Mr. DICKERSON, but he could not rally and finally sunk into Eternal sleep. The funeral was held in Fresno, where the remains were cremated.
DUNCAN, Mrs. Martha April 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Well Known Lady Buried at Usona
a former resident of Usona, this county, passed away at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. DUNNING, in Richmond last Thursday.
Mrs. DUNCAN was aged 87 years, 3 months and 21 days at the time of her death. She lived many years at Chowchilla (now Usona) where a large family was born and reared. To this old home the body was taken and placed besides that of her husband in the family plot last Sunday.
The remains were followed to their last resting place by many relatives and friends.
STREET-NEVITT April 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
William STREET, 40 of San Francisco and Fannie A. NEVITT, 34, of Albany, Ill., procured a marriage license in Mariposa and proceeded to hunt up the local minister, who was found in Cathey's Valley. The couple were married at the Emma WILLS home.
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COOLEY- In Berkeley, Cal., May 4th, 1920, Laurence COOLEY, a native of California, aged 16 years.
HAM- At Bagby, Calif., May 14, 1920, John H. HAM, a native of Mariposa County, Calif., aged 36 years.
COLLINS- In Madera, May 14, 1920, Mary Ann COLLINS, a native of Cornwall, England, aged 85 years.
SCHMULEN- In Merced, May 18, 1920, Emil SCHMULEN, a native of Kentucky, aged 35 years.
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McDONNELL, James May 1, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Resident of Plum Bar Takes his own Life
for the past ten years a resident of Plum Bar, near Mariposa, committed
suicide in his cabin at that place by shooting himself was a 44 caliber
The body was found on Saturday by Heine WACKERMAN, a neighbor, who had gone to call him. Coroner Johnson was summoned and went to the scene of the crime, where a jury composed of Messrs. J. C. GROSJEAN, D. M. PATTERSON, Chas. ZIMMERMAN, L. S. DAVEY and D. E. BERTKEN decided that death had resulted from self-inflicted wounds.
The body was brought to Mariposa for burial on Sunday.
WINWOOD, E. C. May 1. 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Man Electrocuted at Mountain King Mine
E. C. WINWOOD,
hoistman at the Mountain King mine, was electrocuted Tuesday of last
by coming in contact with a live wire.
Coroner JOHNSON went to the mine and held an inquest on the body, after having selected the following men on the Coroner's jury: Chas. LEBRUN, Albert McMILLAN, Albert AFFOLTER, James MALORICK, J. W. HALL and George R. DALTON.
From the evidence given by a number of witnesses examined it appears that the unfortunate man slipped while at his work and in attempting to save himself he threw up his hands and they came in contact with the live wires. A miner's lamp which the man had carried in his hand was found hanging on one of the wires. The man was only 26 years of age.
SULLIVAN, May 1, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
BODY OF DROWNED MAN FOUND IN MERCED RIVER
The body of
who was supposed to have been drowned in the Merced River, near
Valley, about one month ago, was found floating in the river about a
above Merced Falls last Wednesday by members of the Y.V.R.R. train
The authorities were notified and they at once sent some men to secure and identify the remains. John J. VARAIN of Pleasant Valley, who knew the dead man, said that after being in the water about 28 days, the body was in a good state of preservation due to the cold water and was easily identifiable. Coroner Johnson and Chas. PAINE left for Merced Falls at once to hold the inquest and take charge of the body.
About $86 in currency was found tightly rolled in the mans pocket.
JACOBS, Bill May 8, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
"Bill" JACOBS, an old time resident of Snelling and especially well known in Mariposa county, died in San Francisco on April 26th.
SEAMEN, Mrs. Frank May 15, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Frank SEAMEN died in San Jose last Saturday night from the effects of a severe attack of the flu. Mrs. Seamen was well known in and near Mariposa, she having been a resident of Saxon Creek for several months while Mr. SEAMEN was engaged in mining.
COOLEY, Lawrence May 15, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Lawrence COOLEY Dies at Alta Bates Hospital
saddened in Mariposa last Tuesday when word was received by telephone,
that Lawrence , the only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. COOLEY, had passed
at two o'clock that day at the Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley. His
probably resulted from the effects of an operation performed at the
the previous Sunday.
Lawrence came home on Saturday and complained of a severe pain, which failed to be allayed by medicine an a physician was called who, after an examination recommmended an operation which was performed at the Alta Bates hospital on Sunday. On Monday his mother remained with him and he was seemingly so well that she returned to her teaching on Tuesday. On Tuesday afternoon his condition became alarming and his folks were summoned but the boy passed away before they reached his bedside. The funeral was held last Thursday and was largely attended by his many friends and schoolmates.
Six boys acted as pall bearers. The body was laid to rest in Sunset View cemetery.
Lawrence was a boy of excellent character and was loved by all who knew him; always polite and kind and ever ready to do a favor.
He was just sixteen years of age and it seems little less than a tragedy that this young life, so full of hope and ambition and such a pride of his parents should be so soon ended. The sorrowing relatives have the deepest sympathy of their many Mariposa friends.
HAM, John H. May 15, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Well Known Man Answer Last Call
John H. HAM
at his home in Bagby yesterday morning at one o'clock after an illness
which has extended over a period of more than a year.
Deceased was born at Hornitos, this county, and was at the time of his death thirty-six years of age.
He leaves to mourn him his widow, Mrs. May HAM, and their small son, Jack, his mother, Mrs. Margaret HAM, a sister, Mrs. Margaret FINCH, all of Bagby, and a brother, Richard HAM of Merced.
The deceased was well and favorably known in Mariposa county and has a large number of friends who will be grieved to learn of his death. The funeral was held in Hornitos, Sunday, (tomorrow) at 1 p.m.
SCHMULEN, Emil May 22, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Emil SCHMULEN Answers Final Call
for several years the Yosemite Railroad Agent at El Portal, died at the
Merced Hospital last Tuesday after an illness extending over several
Mr. SCHMULEN was taken seriously ill while enroute to Bakersfield about
Christmas time and was later operated upon at the railroad hospital in
that city. He seemingly had recovered and returned to his duties at El
Portal but soon suffered a relapse and was taken to the Merced
where he gradually declined up to the time of his death.
Mr. SCHMULEN was a native of Kentucky and aged 35 years of age. He came to California a few years ago and has been in the employ of the Y. V. R. R. ever since. He leaves a widow and a daughter, Maybelle, at El Portal and a father and five sisters in Kentucky.
The funeral was held in Merced Thursday and was conducted by the Mercced Lodge of Elks, he being a member of that lodge of Mayfield, Ky.
COLLINS, Mary A. May 22, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Mariposa Pioneer Lady Claimed by Death
one of the early residents who came to Mariposa county during the gold
rush, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jos. BARCROFT, in Madera
night of last week. Her death was due to the infirmities of old age,
having reached the age of 85 years.
To mourn her death she leaves six children, Edward COLLINS, Mrs. F. E. JACKSON and Chas. PETTIS of Nevada, Mrs. J. F. THORN of Mariposa, John W. COLLINS of Hornitos and Mrs. Joseph BARCROFT of Madera.
The remains were taken to Hornitos and interred in the family plot last Tuesday.
Mrs. COLLINS was born in Cornwall, England, but left there 60 years ago, coming to Mariposa where she joined her husband, who had come to the gold fields of Mariposa county a few years earlier. The family resided in Mariposa for a time and later moved to Quartzburg where Mr. COLLINS remained until his death about fourteen years ago. Since then she has lived at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph BARCROFT of Madera.
Thus ends a long and useful life of one who braved the pioneer days with all of its hardships. Her many acts of kindness and charity still will live on in the hearts of those she befriended.
McDONALD, Fred May 29, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Despondent Man Shoots Himself
34, single, committed suicide at Wawona by shooting himself in the head
with a 32 caliber Winchester gun.
The young man came to Wawona last Christmas time and was associated with Thornton JACKSON of that place in guiding fishing and hunting parties. He had been despondent for sometime and was in poor health.
The body was shipped to his father in New Blooomfield, Mo. for burial. No known relatives resides in this State.
District Attorney MILBURN and Coroner JOHNSON went to Wawona Tuesday and held the inquest.
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Married- In Oakland May 29, 1920, Hans W. KALOSSER and Blanche HARRINGTON both of Oakland.
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BARBER-MALONEY- In Oakland Saturday June 19, 1920, George H. GARBER of Mariposa and Lulu MALONEY of Oakland.
MOONEY-CHAPIN- In Modesto, Monday June 14, 1920, W. MOONEY of San Jose and Katie CHAPIN of Coulterville.
Died June 26, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
HOLBROOK- At Bagby Monday June 21, 1920, Joseph H. HOLBROOK, a native of Milan, Kansas.
COVEL- At Red Cloud Tuesday June 15, 1920 James COVEL, a native of Coulterville, Calif.
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KALOSSER-HARRINGTON June 5, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Former Mariposan Weds in Oakland
23 and Blanche HARRINGTON, 18, both of Oakland were joined in wedlock
the South Methodist Church in that city at 1:30 P.M. May 29, 1920.
The bride is a very charming young lady, the daughter of C. HARRINGTON and wife prominent farmers of Visalia.
The groom was until a year ago, a resident of Mariposa where he has a host of friends who wish the young people much happiness and prosperity.
TRESIDDER-CURRY June 19, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Young Couple Secure Marriage License
Mary L. CURRY
of Yosemite and Donald TRESIDDER 26, of Palo Alto were issued a
license last Tuesday by County Clerk GALLISON.
Miss CURRY is the daughter of Mrs. Jennie CURRY of Camp Curry Yosemite and is very popular in social circles in the Bay Cities. Mr. TRESIDDER is a medical student at the Stanford University. After securing the license, the young couple preceded on their way to Yosemite Valley where the ceremony will be performed.
HOLBROOK, Joseph H. June 26, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Railroad Employee Dies at Bagby
Joseph H. HOLBROOK, aged about 50 years died at Bagby last Monday night from apoplexy. Deceased came here from Milan, Kansas and has no known relatives. He was a member of Milan Lodge No. 255 F.&A.M.
COVEL, James June 26, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
James COVEL died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. L. CONVERSE Tuesday morning after an illness of many months. Deceased was born in San Francisco and was 61 years of age. He leaves to mourn his loss Mrs. Lizzie COVEL and six children.
MOONEY-CHAPIN June 26, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Kate CHAPIN and Mr. MOONEY from San Jose were married in Modesto last Monday.
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SHILLING- Near Coulterville July 29, 1920 Warren SHILLING age about 57 a native of Coulterville, Calif.
HILLIARD- At Eagle Alaska, Preston J. HILLIARD a native of Mariposa County.
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In Mt. Bullion July 25, 1920, Joseph SILVA and Hilda ZINKAND both of Mt. Bullion.
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AZEVEDO-ACKER July 3, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Coulterville Man Wins Fair Bride
Adolph AZEVEDO and Eileen ACKER were united in marriage in Los Angeles, April 22, 1920.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. ACKER of Lodi and is a charming young lady and very popular with her many friends in Lodi and in Tuolumne County where she resided up to a few years ago.
The groom was born and reared at Coulterville and is very worthy young man of sterling qualities. He is the youngest son of J. AZEVEDO, prosperous farmer of Red Cloud section.
Adolph was in Europe for two years and was in the midst of the heaviest fighting in all the important engagements. He was a comrade of Marvin APPLING and was with him when he received fatal wounds on the battlefields.
Since his return he has been in the employ of the forest service at Kinsley.
The Gazette joins with the many friends of the young couple in wishing them many years of happiness and prosperity.
ELLIS, Edward July 3, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Edward ELLIS, 8 year old son of Mrs. Alice ELLIS died in Merced last week following an operation for appendicitis.
GILCHRIST, Charles W. July 3, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Fatal Accident Occurs on Mariposa Highway
Man Killed another injured
the Yosemite Valley to Oakland a Hudson Six Roadster occupied by
GILCHRIST and E. W. KRATZER swerved from the road and dropped about 30
feet in to Owens Creek at Cathay Thursday evening about 5 o'clock.
GILCHRIST was instantly killed and his companion was quite seriously though not fatally injured. He was taken to the hospital at Merced.
The dead man's home was in the East but he was visiting friends in Oakland. The only known relative is a mother who is visiting in the East.
Coroner JOHNSON and Sheriff TURNER went to the scene of the accident and held an inquest over the body of the man.
CARLETON, Mrs. A. J. July 3, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. A. J. CARLETON Called By Death
CARLETON, a native of Altmar, New York, died at her home in the
District last Sunday at 7 o'clock a.m. from apoplexy. Deceased was a
of Altmar, New York and was at the time of her death aged 51 years, 4
and 2 days.
The CARLETONS moved from New York state to California 14 years ago and located in the Sebastopol District where they have resided since.
Mrs. CARLETON was a woman of lovable disposition and a kind and devoted wife and mother. She made many friends in this locality who will grieve with her family over her untimely death.
To mourn their loss she leaves a husband Davis J. CARLETON, a son David S. CARLETON, two daughters Alice CARLETON and Mrs. HENDRICKS both of Sebastopol District.
The funeral was held in Mariposa Monday morning at 10 o'clock A.M. and was largely attended.
KISTLER and PECK July 10, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
12 Year-Old Girl Drowns in Yosemite
Man loses life in heroic attempt to rescue the Drowning Child
12 year old daughter of Sedwick KISTLER, of Pa., delegate to the
Democratic Convention, was drowned in Yosemite Valley near the Happy
Wednesday last while swimming with a party of friends.
H.J. PECK of Hollywood, Calif., was instantly killed when he slipped on a rock as he was making an effort to save the child.
The father who was enroute to the valley on a special train went to the scene of the accident by auto from Merced. Witnesses to the double tragedy endeavored to rescue the girl and resuscitate PECK but Dr. F. L. STEIN reported that he was killed by the fall and not drowned.
BERTRANDIAS, Adolph July 10, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Well Know Man of Snelling Dies
well known Snelling man, died at the hospital in Merced Monday last, at
the age of 68 years.
Mr. BERTRANDIAS was a former resident of Hornitos and also well known in the Coulterville section. A widow and two children survive him.
BURGESS-DOGGETT July 17, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
BURGESS DOGGET WEDDING
and Mary A. DOGGETT arrived in town Thursday evening and proceeded at
to locate County Clerk GALLISON, Justice SCOTT and a couple of
All proceeded to the courthouse and the couple were made husband and wife. After the ceremony, the couple returned to Yosemite where Mr. BURGESS is employed.
McGREW-KECKSTIEN July 17, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
J. C. McGREW
Jensiea KECKSTEIN were married in Fresno, June 30, 1920.
Mr. McGREW is a prosperous farmer of Ben Hur Mrs. McGREW'S former home was in Pasadena but she has spent the greater part of the past five years as one of Mariposa's County's best teachers.
They returned to Ben Hur and will make their home at the McGREW ranch on Lookout Mountain.
BEST, Mrs. H. C. July 17, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Word has been received here of the death in San Diego of Mrs. H. C. BEST wife of H. C. BEST, who conducted a photographic studio in Yosemite for several years. Mrs. BEST has been in poor health for some time.
CLARK, John July 24, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Well Known Man Taken by Death
John N. CLARK,
aged 71 passed away at his home in Chowchilla last Sunday evening at 4
p.m., after an illness of several weeks duration.
Deceased came to Mariposa County from Texas about twelve years ago with his family and settled on a homestead at Chowchilla where he has since made his home. Mr. CLARK was a man of fine qualities and a lovable disposition. He and his devoted wife were always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need or distress. The funeral was held in Mariposa, Monday at 4 p.m.
To mourn their loss he leaves his widow, four children and fourteen grandchildren.
LOZIER-SORRELLS July 31, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Mariposa Girl Marries Richmond Man
of Colorado, Mariposa county, on July 21, 1920, became the bride of G.
A. LOZIER of Richmond, Calif.
The bride has been visiting in Richmond the past year with her sister, Mrs. S. L. PROUSE.
On Wednesday July 21st, the young couple quietly slipped away to Oakland and were married; returning to surprise their many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. LOZIER will spend their honeymoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. SORRELLS of Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. LOZIER have a host of friends who wish them a long and happy married life.
HILLIARD, Preston J. July 31, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Former County Man Killed in Alaska
Hunter mistakes companion for bear. Dead man had many friends here.
Eagle, Alaska:- Preston J. HILLIARD who was born and reared at Bull Creek near Coulterville but who has been in Alaska the past twenty years was accidentally shot by Joseph HOWARD, a pioneer contractor who mistook HILLIARD for a bear. Mr. HILLIARD has been a United States Commissioner in Alaska for several years. He has a brother W. W. HILLIARD a mining man of Bull Creek and a sister Mrs. Hiram HEDGES who live in Arizona.
SHILLING, Warren July 31, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Coulterville Man Crosses Divide
died Wednesday at the home of his brother Homer, near Coulterville
he came recently in an attempt to regain his health which has been
for some time.
Mr. SHILLING was born and reared near Coulterville his parents being pioneers of that vicinity. He went from his home into the mining field of Nevada where he spent the greater part of his time. He leaves a widow, one small son and a brother to mourn their loss.
Internment was made in the Coulterville Cemetery.
SILVA-ZINKAND July 31, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Popular Young Couple United in Marriage
Joseph V. SILVA
for many years a resident of Mt. Bullion and Hilda F. ZINKAND, eldest
of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew ZINKAND of the same place were married at the
of the bride parents in Mt. Bullion last Sunday at 9 o'clock a.m.
The young couple left at once for a two weeks honeymoon in San Francisco and adjoining towns.
Both are well known throughout the county and have a host of friends who will wish them much happiness and prosperity.
MURDOCH, Mrs. Martha July 31, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
CLEMENTS WOMAN IS LAID TO REST
The funeral of
Mrs. Martha MURDOCH, for nearly 50 years a resident of Clements was
in the Methodist Church in Clements on July 7, Rev. Shirley SHAW of
conducting the services. Many beautiful floral tributes from sorrowing
friends adorned the casket. Internment was in the Clements cemetery.
funeral was largely attended by friends who had known and reverenced
Left to mourn her death are her husband, William MURDOCH, four daughters, Mrs. E. N. PEARSON, Mrs. Louise BRANDT and Winfred MURDOCH of Clemnets, Mrs. L. M. SAIN of Coulterville and C. A. MURDOCH of Stockton.
Vitals August 1920 Mariposa Gazette
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Obituaries and marriage announcements
SHILLING, Walter August 7, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
In the write up of last week issue, of the death of a Coulterville man, the name should have been Walter SHILLING instead of Warren SHILLING. Warren and Homer are the surviving brothers.
SMITH, Miss Madeline August 14, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH SUMMONS MARIPOSA GIRL
Miss Madeline SMITH, aged 14 years daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. SMITH formerly of Cathay passed away August 8th, at a hospital in Sonoma. Miss SMITH has been in the hospital about a year, suffering from a chronic malady, the aftermath of pneumonia. The body will arrive in Merced Aug. 9th. Besides her parents the deceased leaves four sisters, and a brother to mourn her loss. They are Claire, Mayme, Della, Bernice and Oscar. The SMITH family moved to Merced about a year ago.
RIHN, Mrs. Lizzie August 21, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
of Mrs. Lizzie RIHN were shocked and grieved to hear of her death
by apoplexy which occurred in Oakland Aug. 9th.
Mrs. RIHN was a woman of notable character, and in her girlhood days lived here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. GLYNN. The old home has changed hands many times but to the old settlers is still the GLYNN Farm.
Mrs. RIHN leaves to mourn for her a son, Joseph and two daughters, Alma and Verna.
BROWN, Margaret August 28, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Insane Women Kills Small Daughter and Wounds Son
from epilepsy and despondent over her inability to secure work, Mrs.
L. BROWN a former resident of Hornitos, shot and killed her 10 year old
daughter, Margaret and seriously wounded her son Martin, 8 yrs. old and
then attempted to kill herself by shooting herself in the left
Her wound was so serious that the arm had to be amputated.
A 12 gauge shotgun was used by Mrs. BROWN in committing the horrible crime. In a statement to District Attorney Mrs. BROWN said that she intended to burn the home and wipe out all evidence of the crime.
The body of the little girl was buried by the side of her father who died several years ago.
September 1920 none reported
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Died October 16, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
HARRIS- At Sugar Pine, Calif. Oct. 8, 1920, George H. HARRIS, a native of Mariposa County, aged 29 years.
COUGHRAN- At Dos Palos, Calif. Oct. 4, 1920, Matilda Jane Lewis COUGHRAN, a native of Morgan Co., Illinois, aged 70 years.
October 23, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
October 30, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Died October 30, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Died- In Globe, Arizona Oct. 27, 1920 Bernard BERTKIN age 46 a native of Mariposa County.
Married October 30, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
HASKELL-FEMMONS- In Stockton Oct. 20, 1920. Lonnie HASKELL aged 25 and Mae Ellen FEMMONS aged 18 both of Groveland.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
CATHAY, N. L. (Uncle Nat) October 2, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
CATHEY VALLEY PIONEER ANSWERS LAST CALL
N. L. (Uncle
CATHAY, pioneer settler of Cathey Valley died at his home in the valley
last Tuesday night from the infirmities of old age he being at the time
of his death, aged 86 years 6 months.
Nathan Lucius CATHAY was born in Georgia Feb. 27, 1834. He came to California in 1852 and was in the mining fields for several years afterward going to Cathey Valley where he took up ranching with his father Andrew C. CATHEY for whom this beautiful Valley was named.
Mr. CATHEY was one of Mariposa County's most influential citizens a man of remarkable business ability and a good citizen.
Besides his widow he leaves to mourn his death two brothers "Curd" CATHEY and Andrew CATHEY and a sister, Mrs. Sarah THOMPSON all of Cathey Valley. The funeral was held at Cathey Cemetery, Thursday at 11 o'clock a.m.
CATHAY, N. L. October 2, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
The death of Mr. N. L. CATHAY, which occurred Thursday night, has caused a general sadness through out the community. He has been a great sufferer for the past year and has bourne his afflictions with remarkable patience. He has lived in this Valley over sixty years and his life is closely interwoven with its History. There is a tender spot in every heart for "Uncle Nat."
JOHNSON, Pauline October 2, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Death Of Mrs. Pauline JOHNSON
died at her home on Bootjack Sept. 18, 1920 of tuberculosis from which
she had been suffering many months.
Mrs. JOHNSON was a native of Denmark aged 38 years, 4 months. She leaves a husband Chris JOHNSON and two children to mourn their loss. Internment was made in the Mariposa Cemetery Sunday.
BRANTLEY-GRENFELL October 16, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
The wedding of Miss Adeline GRENFELL and Wm. E. BRANTLEY took place in Merced on tHe 8th. Miss GRENFELL was formerly connected with the government office and Mr. BRANTLEY is employed in the Y. N. P. company's garage in Yosemite. They will reside in Yosemite.
HARRIS, George H. October 16, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Young Man Dies of Typhoid Fever
aged 29 years, son of Mrs. Alice HARRIS and the late Marshall HARRIS
at Sugar Pine, Madera Co., Oct. 11, 1920 after a brief illness from
fever. He is survived by his mother, two brothers, James and William,
three sisters, Mrs. James VISHER, Mrs. J. SOWERS and Mrs. H. MILDRED.
The funeral was held from the home of the deceased and the remains buried in the family plot at the home place.
HASKELL-FEMONS October 30, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Young Couple Are Wedded in Stockton
age 25 and Mae Ellen FEMONS, age 18 were wedded in Stockton Wednesday
last week. Both of the young people have been residents of Groveland
the past year but were former residents of Coulterville.
They will reside at Groveland.
BERTKEN, Bernard F. October 30, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Former Mariposan Dies of Pneumonia In Arizona
was received in Mariposa Thursday afternoon telling of the death of
F. BERTKEN of Globe Arizona. A message, earlier in the day, informed
relatives of his serious illness and they were expecting the message of
Bernard F. BERTKEN was born at Mormon Bar at the time of his death, age 44 years, 9 mo. 15 days.
To mourn their loss he leaves an aged mother, Mrs. Johanna BERTKEN, one sister Mrs. C. SCHLAGETER, his brothers Dave and George of Mariposa and Richard of Arizona.
The funeral will be held in Mariposa but up to this time final arrangements have not been made.
Vitals November 1920 Mariposa Gazette
November 6, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Married November 6, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
GANN PETERSON- In Merced Monday Nov. 1, 1920, James Walter GANN, aged 18, of Yosemite and Edna Kathryn PETERSON of Hornitos, aged 19.
Died November 6, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Died- PENDRAY at Oakdale, Oct. 29, 1920, John PENDRAY a native of Cornwall.
Died- POND at Teyunga, Oct. 25, 1920 Mrs. M. POND age 65 and 6 mos.
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Died November 27, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
CLARK- In Mariposa, Friday, November 26th, 1920, Margaret CLARK, a native of California aged 61 years, 3 months 21 days.
CONWAY- In Mariposa, Sunday, Nov., 28th, 1920, Uncle Sam CONWAY, a native of Mariposa County, aged 56 years.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
GANN-PETERSON November 6, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Young Couple Married at Merced
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. PETERSON of Hornitos and James Walter GANN,
youngest son of Wm. GANN of Lewis stole quietly away Monday last and
married at Merced. Only a few of the near relatives of the contracting
parties were present at the ceremony.
The young people returned to Hornitos Monday evening and left for Yosemite Wednesday morning. They will make their home in Yosemite where the groom has employment with the Yosemite Park Company.
On Tuesday nigh the elusive couple were surprised by a large number of friends from Mariposa and Hornitos who assembled at the Peterson home to wish them much joy and prosperity in their new adventure.
HAMMIL, Edward November 6, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
George HAMMILL, of Sonora meat market went to Los Angeles last Tuesday in response to a telegram announcing the death of his brother, Edward, who died the day before as the result of an accident. It is reported that he was struck by the lever of a machine which he was operating, crushing his ribs and injuring his heart in such a manner that death ensued within five minutes. Deceased was employed in the oil fields where his tragic end occurred. He was a member of one of the old pioneer families of this county and the news of his death will be sad news to his many friends in this county. The members of his family have the sympathy of all in their sudden bereavement.- Sonora Democrat
LIMBSTROM, H. November 13, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Woodsman Killed At El Portal
37, a timber faller for the Yosemite Lumber Co. at El Portal was
killed on the 29th of October when a small sapling which was held to
ground by a fallen tree became loosened and flew back hitting the man
the head and crushing his skull.
Coroner Johnson was called to the scene and held an inquest on thee 30. The body was brought to Mariposa for burial. Deceased was a native of Sweden and leaves a widow in that county.
CLARK, Mrs. Margaret November 27, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Margaret CLARK Crosses Great Divide
a lifelong resident of Mariposa county, passed away at the home of
ARNDKE in Mariposa last Friday, November 19, 1920, aged 61 years, 3
and 21 days. The lady's health had been very poor for more than a year
but death was hastened by a recent attack of pneumonia.
Mrs. CLARK was a native of Mariposa county, she having been born near Mariposa; her parents were the Prestons, who reside on Big Spring Hill on Wawona road.
When a young woman she became the wife of F. N. CLARK, a prominent lumberman of Jerseydale. To them were born five children, four of whom survive the parents, the father having died several years ago. The children Mrs. Eva CLARK, Mrs. Minnie MEYERS and Fred CLARK of this county and Mrs. Bertha SCHOU of Eureka. Another son, Ernest, was killed in France during the war.
Mrs. CLARK was a kind and devoted mother and a patient suffer during her long illness.
Services were held at the grave. Internment being in the Mariposa Public cemetery, Sunday, Nov. 21st, 1920 at 2:30 o'clock p.m.
CONWAY, Uncle Sam November 27, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Uncle Sam CONWAY Suddenly Called
died at his late home in Mariposa last Sunday morning, November 21st at
8 o'clock a.m. from an attack of pneumonia from which he had been a
only three days.
Uncle Sam CONWAY was a native of Mariposa county, he having been born at Sherlock. He was, at the time of his death, aged 56 years.
When only a young man he moved with his parents, to Cold Springs and there made his permanent home until a year ago when he purchased the Yosemite hotel in Mariposa and moved his family here; since then, dividing his time between the two places.
Mr. CONWAY was a good honest citizen, fair in his dealings and well thought of. His untimely death has brought genuine sorrow to his many relatives and friends.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. M. CONWAY, a daughter, Mildred, and a son, Sammie, all of Mariposa and a brother Geo. CONWAY of Merced, besides many other near relatives.
Services were held at his late home in Mariposa internment being in the Mariposa Public Cemetery.
Vitals December 1920 Mariposa Gazette
December 4, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Died December 6, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
LESSMAN- In Berkeley, Monday, November 27th, 1920, Mrs. Elizabeth LESSMAN, aged 85 years, a native of Germany.
BOYER- Near Mariposa, Saturday, November 27th, 1920 Edgar J. BOYER aged 50 years, a native of Illinois.
GILMORE- In Merced, Friday, November 26th, 1920 Jack GILMORE, aged 94 years, a native of Canada.
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Died December 18, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
GUSTAFSON- In San Francisco, December 3, 1920, John GUSTAFSON, dearly beloved husband of Julia Hallinana GUSTAFSON, a native of Finland, aged 58 years.
DAVIES- In San Francisco, Robert H. DAVIES, a native of San Francisco, aged 56 years.
December 25, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries and marriage announcements
BOYER, Edgar J. December 4, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Resident of Bootjack Dies From Pleurisy
Edgar J. BOYER,
for the past eight years a resident of Bootjack, died at his home there
last Saturday, November 27, from pleurisy from which he had been a
the past two weeks.
Mr. BOYER came to California from Illinois 25 years ago, and about eight years ago moved to Bootjack with his family and carpentering.
Besides the widow he leaves to mourn their loss, two daughters and two sons John and Sidney BOYER and Mrs. WILKERSON and Mrs. CARLETON all of Bootjack, this county.
The body was brought to Mariposa for burial, internment being in the public cemetery, Sunday, November 29th, 1920.
GILMORE, Jack December 4, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Pioneer of Mariposa Called by Death
Pioneer of Mariposa County, passed away at the Merced county hospital,
Friday of last week, at the advanced age of 94 years.
Mr. GILMORE came to California in 1850 where he engaged in mining and later in teaming. For many years before going to Merced he lived on a small ranch near Whitlock.
He was buried at Merced under the direction of the Native Sons Parlor of that city.
LESSMAN, Mrs. E. December 4, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. E. LESSMAN Passes Away
LESSMAN, aged 85 years, pioneer of Hornitos, Mariposa County, passed
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter STODDARD of Berkeley, last
Mrs. LESSMAN was a resident of Hornitos during the lively mining days where her husband engaged in the mercantile business up to the time of his death several years ago. After Mr. LESSMAN'S death Mrs. LESSMAN conducted the business up to the time she removed to Berkeley, where she has sence made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Bertha STODDARD.
To mourn their loss she leaves behind three daughters and one son, Mrs. W. STODDARD of Berkeley, Mrs. Albert PITZER of Oakland, Mrs. CLINE of Washington and Henry LESSMAN of Fresno.
Funeral services were held in Merced Wednesday morning. The body was taken to Hornitos for burial in the Family plot at that place Wednesday afternoon.
JENKENS, Thomas December 11, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Well Known Citizen Called By Death
in Mariposa last Tuesday evening of the death of Thomas M. JENKENS at
Oakdale Sanitarium. The cause of death was blood-poisioning from which
he had been suffering for several weeks and which began from an unknown
Mr. JENKENS was a native of California aged 52 years. He leaves a widow and four sons, David, William Earl and Laurence and three daughters, Mrs. Lizzie PORATH, Viola and Margarete JENKENS, a brother, W. HILLIARD, all of Kinsley and two sisters Daisy THOMAS of Arizona and Clara RIDGWAY of San Francisco.
Internment was made in the Oakdale Cemetery Wednesday.
VASCHE, Francis December 11, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Francis A. VASCHE Is Called By Death
of Francis A. VASCHE were grieved to hear that he had passed away that
morning at the home of his brother in Oakdale, where he had gone two
earlier for a short visit. The cause of death was pneumonia.
Mr. NASCHE was well known in Mariposa and Mt. Bullion where he had taught school in 1910-11 and where he met and married Minnie TRABUCCO.
Besides the widow he leaves two small children and several brothers and sisters.
The funeral was held in Merced Friday internment being made in the Catholic Cemetery.
HUMPREYS-HOCKETT December 11, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Fresno People Married in Mariposa
35, and Irma M. HOCKETT, 33, both of Fresno procured a marriage license
from County Clerk GALLISON Wednesday afternoon and then proceeded to
our local pastor, Rev. BUCK, at whose home they were united in
The witnesses to the ceremony were S. F. HOCKETT, brother of the bride, and his wife.
DAVIES, Robert December 18, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Robert DAVIES Passes Away In San Francisco
Robert H. S.
for many years a resident of Mariposa county passed away in San
on December 10th.
Mr. DAVIES, with his family lived in Mt. Bullion when that place was a thriving mining camp. Later he moved to Mariposa where he conducted a barber shop. Later he moved to Yosemite Valley where he was employed by the Hotel Company.
Mr. DAVIES had wonderful talent as a musician and lovers of good dance music would go miles to have the pleasure of attending a dance where he was to play.
Besides the widow, Ella DAVIES, he leaves two daughters. Mrs. Stella CUNEO and Miss Grace H. DAVIES, a son, Lowell DAVIES, his aged mother, Mrs. Helen DAVIES, and two sisters all of San Francisco.
Deceased was a native of San Francisco aged 56 years. The funeral was held Monday, December 13, internment being private.
CHICAZOLA, Louie December 18, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER COULTERVILLE MAN DIES IN YOSEMITE
Louie CHICAZOLA, for many years a resident of Coulterville, died in the hospital at Yosemite on December 5th from a tumor. Dr. STIEN, the attending physician, decided that the only chance for the mans recovery was an operation: to this the patient refused to submit. The body was taken to Merced and later sent to Coulterville for burial.
McKENZIE, Thomas December 25, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
THOMAS McKENZIE DEAD AT AGE EIGHTY-TWO
a native of Scotland, aged 82, and uncle of Mrs. Kate TETZLAFF, died at
her home a few miles south of town Thursday evening of last week. He
born on November 13, 1838, and had been in California for fifty years
in this community for the past nine. He was unmarried.- Merced Star,
Deceased was an uncle of Daniel PATTERSON of Bootjack and D. O. PATTERSON of Hornitos, and was well known in Mariposa County.
THOMPSON, Jacob Parker December 25, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
OLD SETTLER OF COUNTY ANSWERS LAST CALL
a native of New Hampshire, aged 90 years, five months and one day, died
at his home on Monday, December 21, 1920, from the infirmities of old
He had been confined to his bed for the past two months.
Mr. THOMPSON came to California during the gold rush and engagedd in mining. Later he took up ranching and finally settled on the Thompson ranch on Fry Hill on the Mariposa-Wawona road. Here they lived until a few years ago when they sold their ranch and moved to Mariposa where they have since resided.
Mr. THOMPSON was a well known and highly respected man in the community, always honest, always upright and just.
He leaves his aged widow to mourn her loss, also many relatives throughout the country. The funeral was held from his late residence in Mariposa, internment being in the public cemetery Tuesday at 3 p.m.
SILVA, Mrs. Mary Gonzales December 25, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. MARY GONZALES SILVA, DEAD HERE
SILVA, age 34 wife of Fernando F. SILVA, residing at 62 17th street,
at the Merced hospital yesterday after a brief illness. The body is now
at the funeral parlors of Welch & Co. of this city. To-morrow at 10
o'clock Rev. Father COSTA, Mrs. SILVA'S former pastor, of the Buhach
church, will celebrate the funeral mass, and internment will follow in
the cemetery at Buhach Colony.
The deceased was a native of California and was the daughter of Manuel and Mary ARMAS.- Merced Sun.
GANN, Mrs. Elmira December 25, 1920 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Elmira GANN died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lena HARLESS at Lewis, Thursday, December 9, and was buried in the Whiterock cemetery Saturday. Mrs. GANN was 70 years old at the time of her death and leaves eight living children.- Le Grand Advocate
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GIVENS- In Cathey's Valley, December 29, 1921, Sarah Jane GIVENS, a native of Mariposa County, aged 67 years.
January 8, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Married January 8, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
ASHWORTH-BAYS- In Madera, December 29, 1920, George W. ASHWORTH and Miss Queenie BAYS, both of Mariposa.
NORMAN-TOWERS- In Mariposa, January 1, 1921, James NORMAN and Miss Avis TOWERS, both of Cathey's Valley.
SMYER-WILLIAMS- In Le Grande, January 1, 1921, Sydney B. SMYER of Lewis and Miss WILLIAMS of San Francisco.
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Obituaries and marriage announcements
GIVENS, Mrs. Thomas January 1, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH CALLS MRS. THOMAS GIVENS OF CATHAY
died at her home in Cathey's Valley yesterday afternoon, paralysis
the cause of death. It was the third stroke suffered, the first one
sustained four years ago. The funeral will be held at the family home
Cathey's Valley to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. BUCK, pastor
of the Cathey's Valley M. E. Church, South, officiating. Internment
be in the family plot on the "Texas" ranch, near Hornitos.
Thus the curtain is drawn on a highly useful and Christian life extending over a period of sixty-seven years, all of which were spent in Hornitos for a while but most of her life was passed in Cathay. The maiden name of the deceased was Sarah Jane WILLS, daughter of Benjamin and Amanda WILLS,
Cathey's Valley pioneers. Her father died in 1906 and the mother in 1907. Her husband, Thomas GIVENS, died in 1888. They were married in 1876. Four children survive- Samuel Benjamin, George Robert, James Cathey and Thomas Trift GIVENS, all of Cathey's Valley.
The following sisters survive: Mrs. H. W. CORNETT, Mrs. James D. PRICE and Miss Emma WILLS of Cathay; Mrs. S. L. GIVENS, Mrs. C. H. CASTLE and Mrs. S. C. CORNELL of Merced, and Mrs. Thomas POOLE of Stockton. The only brother of the family, George WILLS, died seven years ago. - Merced Sun, Dec. 30.
DAVIS, Mrs. C. I. January 1, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. C. I. DAIVIS
The funeral of
Mrs. Clarisse Irene DAVIS, wife of Walter DAVIS, was held at the
parlors of Welch and Company at 2 o'clock this afternoon, internment
at Asphodel cemetery.
Mrs. DAVIS, who was only nineteen and a half years of age, died at Ahwahnee on December 26. She was a native of Missouri and fell a victim of the White Plaque some time ago.
She is survived by her husband, who lives in this city, and by numerous other relatives.- Merced Sun, Dec. 28.
Mrs. DAVIS was the daughter of Jack HANCE, formerly a resident of Cathey's Valley.
FAIRFIELD-JOHANSEN January 1, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSA PASTOR MARRIED RECENTLY
Rev. Clude Russell FAIRFIELD and Miss Anna Marle JOHANSEN of Round Mountain, Shasta County, were married December 15th at the district parsonage, Sacramento, Rev. R. U. WALDRAVEN officiating. They will make their home at Winters where Brother FAIRFIELD is pastor. His work is opening up in very fine shape. The church there is rejoicing over the prospects for the enlargement of the work along all lines. The young people have found in Brother FAIRFIELD an able leader. They are rallying to his support enthusiastically. Mrs. FAIRFIELD will prove a great help in the work in every way.- Methodist Journal.
ASHWORTH-BAYS January 8, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA COUPLE UNITED IN MARRIAGE
George W. ASHWORTH, age 24, a native of Mariposa County and Queenie BAYS, age 19, a native of California, stole quietly away from friends and were married by Justice of the Peace R. L. BENNETT of Madera, Friday of last week.
The bride is
youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. BAYS of Mariposa and the groom
is the son of P. S. ASHWORTH, a prominent farmer of Mariposa. Mr.
is employed as a mail contractor between Mariposa and Usona and
The bride has been a student of the Mariposa county High School up to
time of the wedding.
Both the young people have many friends who will wish them much happiness in their new venture.
SMYER-WILLIAMS January 8, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Sydney SMYER of Bennett district and Miss WILLIAMS of San Francisco were married in Le Grand New Year's day. They were covered with rice and their machine held for awhile. Miss Tootsie SMITH and Mr. George DICKENSON attended the bridal couple as best lady and man.- Merced Star.
NORMAN-TOWERS January 8, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
CATHEY'S VALLEY COUPLE WEDDED IN MARIPOSA
Avis TOWERS, age 19, a native of California, daughter of Howard TOWERS and James M. NORMAN, age 22, a native of Montana, were married by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO at the court house in Mariposa on New Years day. The young couple have many friends who will wish them much happiness and prosperity.
GIVENS, Mrs. S. J. January 8, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
has been saddened by the death of Mrs. S. J. GIVENS- a woman greatly
by young and old, whose home was a favorite gathering place for
Until she was stricken with the illness that finally proved fatal, Mrs.
GIVENS was always ready to go to the assistance of anyone who was sick,
and an earnest, dependable worker in all church and club affairs. Her
religious convictions and unselfishness were expressed in her daily
Other characteristics, never to be forgotten, were her hospitality and
warm welcome to everyone who stopped at her gate and the unwavering
for the highest principles in life.
Among those from elsewhere who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. of Le Grand, Mr. and Mrs. Dave LAIRD, A. B. TURNER and daughter, Mark CATHEY, Andrew CATHEY, and Will KING from Turlock, Claude WILLS and Mrs. Violet HANDY from Colfax, Mr. and Mrs. F. T. MAQUIRE and Miss Mildred MAQUIRE of Mt. Bullion.
ANDERSON-EVANS January 8, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSA TEACHER MARRIES
the marriage of Miss Ethel EVANS to Frank A. ANDERSON of Napa have been
received by Mariposa friends of the bride. Miss EVANS was a teacher of
the Mariposa High School a few years ago and has many friends here who
wish her and Mr. ANDERSON much joy.
The couple will make their home at Napa.
CALHOUN, Robbie S. January 8, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Robbie S. CALHOUN Is Reported Dead
The CALHOUN family of Lewis received a letter from Utah stating that their son and brother, Robbie CALHOUN, had died there from influenza. The report has not been confirmed.
McCABE, Edward January 15, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MERCED RESIDENT DIES IN SAN FRANCISCO
secretary to former Governor James BUDD and well known to the older
of Merced, died in San Francisco on Saturday. Mr. McCABE served as
of Stanislaus County for some years, also as State Librarian. He also
for some years in Merced, practicing law, and took a prominent part in
Democratic politics in San Joaquin valley. He was a brother of Al
state insurance commissioner.
He was born in Colombia, Tuolumne county, of a pioneer family and was 62 years of age. He was one of the early graduates of Hastings School of law and was for many years prominent in political and legal circles. McCABE also took a leading part in organizing the Native Sons of the Golden West. About fourteen years ago he moved to Idaho.- Merced Star.
JACOBS, Mrs. Dorothy Morrissey January 15, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSAN DIES AT SACRAMENTO
Mrs. Dorothy Morrissey JACOBS died at her home in Sacramento Wednesday of last week. Particular information regarding her death has not been received here. Her many friends here will remember her as Mrs. Dr. MINOR.
GARRATO, Louie January 29, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG MAN KILLED AT MT. KING MINE
While at work
a stope at the Mt. KING mine Thursday morning, Louie GARRATO, a native
of Italy, was instantly killed when a large rock fell upon him.
Coroner D. E. JOHNSON went to the Mt. KING mine and held an inquest and had the body shipped to Mariposa where internment was made in the public cemetery.
PALMER-WELSH January 29, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSA BOY WEDS IN BAKERSFIELD
The wedding of
Herbert PALMER and Miss Frances WELSH in Bakersfield on the 17th of
at the home of the Rev. Patrict O'CONNOR, came as a surprise to the
friends and relatives of the young couple. Mr. PALMER is the youngest
of Frank C. PALMER former Supervisor of the Fifth District, Mariposa
and has many friends to wish him success.
The bride is the oldest daughter of Patrick WELSH of Taft city. After a two week trip in the south returning by way of San Francisco for Christmas with relatives, the couple returned to the oil fields where Mr. PALMER is actively engaged in the oil industry. (Le Grande Advocate please copy)
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JACINTO- In Oakland, Tuesday, February 15, 1921, Manuel J. JACINTO a native of Portugal, aged 70 years.
DAVEY- At Mt. BUCKINGHAM, February 21, 1921, Thomas DAVEY, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 79 years, 2 days.
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BRADFORD, son February 12, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
The three year old son of Mrs. Nellie BRADFORD, grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DAVEY of Usona, died at the home of his parents in Fresno last Saturday of Brights disease. The body was cremated Sunday.
BURNS, Arthur February 19, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
SUDDEN DEATH OF YOUNG MAN KNOWN HERE
A message has
received from A. I. BURNS, telling of the sudden death of his son,
on February 11th, at Fullerton, where the family now reside. The young
man was employed in the oil fields, holding a responsible position ever
since his return from over-seas. Arthur was a very bright and popular
man and his accidental death is a great shock to the people of Cathey's
Valley where the family have a homestead and lived for several years.
had an excellent war record enlisting in 1918 and serving with Battery
D 5th W. S. F. A.; was gassed in the St. Mihiel drive; was in the
Offensive from October 4 to November 5th in 1918, and after the
was with the Army of Occupation on the Rhine until his discharge.
The numerous Mariposa county friends extend their deep sympathy to the family.
HOYT, Albert P. February 19, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
EDITOR OF MOTHER LODE MAGNET IS SUMMONED
Albert P. HOYT,
for thirteen years editor of the Mother Load Magnet at Jamestown,
county. passed quietly away at his home in that town Saturday morning,
February 5, 1921, after more than two years of poor health.
Deceased was born in Santa Cruz and was at the time of his death 53 years of age.
Mr. HOYT for a number of years connected with Groveland Prospector, a weekly paper published at Groveland.
Besides his widow, Mrs. Mela HOYT, he leaves two children, Mrs. M. YOUNG of Palo Alto, and Marvin HOYT of San Francisco.
Internment was made in the Jamestown public cemetery.
DAVEY, Thomas February 26, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Mt. BUCKINGHAM PIONEER IS LAID TO REST
of one of Mariposa county's oldest and most popular citizens was
to a close last Monday morning when the eyes of Thomas DAVEY, the
of Mt. Buckinham," closed in the peaceful sleep of death from the
of old age.
Thomas DAVEY was born in Wai?? county, Pennsylvania, February 19, 1842, and was nearing his four score years at the time of his death, having passed his seventy-ninth birthday only two days previous. He came to California in 1869, locating first at the old Dave CLARK sawmill on Bear Creek where he was employed. Four years later he moved to his late home on Buckingham mountain which he named in honor of his mother, and where he resided continuously ever since.
When the civil war broke out Mr. DAVEY joined the 67th Pennsylvania Volunteers December 2, 1862, and served through out the war. He received two serious wounds in battle and received his honorable discharge from the army in July 1865.
After coming to California he followed his trade to cabinet maker, to some extent, but devoted the greater part of his time to fruit raising on his mountain ranch where he grew the choicest produce of the soil that was widely known and eagerly sought for.
Thomas DAVEY was one of those true noblemen of New England, powerful of stature, a fearless heart and a determination always to do right. Enemies to him, were almost unknown and it will be with genuine sorrow that his many friends will learn of his death.
To mourn their loss, he leaves a widow, Mrs. Janie DAVEY, and a son, Lauren S. DAVEY of Mt. BUCKINGHAM, a son, Lester T. DAVEY and a daughter, Mrs. Nellie BRADFORD of Fresno.
Internment was made in the public cemetery at Mariposa, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock p.m. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed the body to its last resting place.
JACINTO, Manuel February 26, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER BEAR VALLEY MAN DIES IN OAKLAND
for many years a resident of Bear Valley, this county, died at his home
in Oakland Tuesday of last week from the infirmities of old age. He
at the same time of his death 70 years of age.
Mr. JACINTO came to Bear Valley during its prosperous days and was a successful miner. He had many friends there who will be sorry to hear of his passing. Besides his widow, he leaves three children to mourn his loss, Frank, Manuel Jr., and Mary, all of Oakland. Internment was made in the Oakland cemetery, Thursday, February 17, 1921.
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TEDROW- Near Mariposa, Saturday March 12, 1921, Mary Ellen TEDROW, a native of Mariposa county, aged 31/2 years.
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ASHWORTH, infant March 5, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey ASHWORTH died at his home of the parents at Cascades Friday afternoon of last week. The child was only twenty days old. The baby was brought to Mariposa Saturday by the parents and buried in the Catholic cemetery.
GARRETT, Frank March 5, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FRANK GARRETT SLAIN ON BUCKHORN MOUNTAIN
for a number of years trapper, prospector and a late homesteader at Cat
Town on Buckhorn mountain, three miles above Bagby, was murdered on
of last week by Richard (Dick) HAZLETT, a neighbor for whom GARRETT had
been working. GARRETT was about thirty years of age and was evidently
by a shot from HAZLETTS rifle. The body was found by George
last Friday, partly buried in an old tunnel a few hundred feet from
the crime was committed.
HAZLETT, a lumberjack, who is quite well known in this section, informed Mrs. H. SHILLING of the deed but threatened to kill her if she reported the crime to anyone. In fear of death she did not tell what she knew when the return of her husband when a search was made and the body discovered. Sheriff TURNER, Deputy BERTKEN, District Attorney MILBURN and Coroner JOHNSON left at once for the scene of the crime on Friday evening. The Coroner's jury found that the man had probably been shot in the back while seated in HAZLETTS cabin although in a note left my HAZLETT, it was stated that GARRETT was killed in self defense.
GARRETT'S father and uncle took charge of the body and brought it to Bear Valley for burial Monday of this week.
No trace of HAZLETT has been found since Thursday but Sheriff TURNER has informed the officers of all adjoining counties to keep a close watch for him.
Records recently filed in the county Recorder's office would indicate that the criminal has a considerable amount of money as he had, on January 6th, mortgaged his homestead to a Los Angeles man for one thousand dollars.
MIRANDA-DEPAULI March 12. 1921 Mariposa Gazette
ROBERT MIRANDA IS MARRIED AT FRESNO
well known merchant of Merced, and Miss Anna DEPULI of Yosemite were
married at Fresno last Wednesday. They returned to Merced several days
later and for the present are making their home at the Hotel Merced.
The bride has been cashier at Yosemite National Park Company for several years and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. DEPAULI of that place. She is a charming young lady of many talents. Mr. MIRANDA has been a resident of Merced for over a year, being in the stationary business on Main street.- Merced Star, March 9th.
MYERS, Mrs. March 19, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
A report has just reached Mariposa of the death of Mrs. MYERS, mother of Dr. GALLISON of Berkeley, in that city on March 2nd. She was buried at Point Arena the following Sunday.
TEDROW, Mary Ellen March 19, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
ILLNESS CAUSES DEATH OF YOUNG CHILD
Mary Ellen, the three and a one-half year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. TEDROW, died at the home of the great grandfather, Samuel L. HOGAN of Buckeye, Saturday morning of last week from pneumonia. The body of the child was brought to Mariposa and buried Monday morning in the Odd Fellow's cemetery. The remains of another child that had passed away four years ago and was buried in the public cemetery was disinterred and the two were buried in the same grave in the Odd Fellow's cemetery. The funeral was largely attended. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.
CHOISSER-COURT March 19, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER BEAR VALLEY BOY MARRIES AT LIVINGSTON
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph CHOISSER, former residents of Bear Valley,
county, and Miss Dorothy COURT were united in marriage at the home of
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. HALL of Livingston.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. H. HAWKEN of Merced in the residence of a large number of relatives and friends.
The young couple will make their home in Livingston where the young man is in business and where both are very popular.
The many friends of the young man and his family wish the couple much happiness in their new adventure.
TEDROW. Mary Ellen March 19, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Died March 12,
1921 Mary Ellen, only daughter of Clarence and Mae TEDROW, aged two and
a half years.
The little girl had been exposed to whooping cough and the skill of the good doctor and faithful nursing proved unavailing.
The kind ministrations of Mr. and Mrs. SILKWOOD during her illness was much appreciated by the grief stricken family.
"My beloved hath gone
down into her garden to gather lilies.'
Gone with the sweet infant smile on her face,
Gone, in her beautiful childish grace,
Gone, with the small hands clasped on her breast,
Gone, from all suffering, gone to her rest.
Dear Little one, with sweet singing laugh,
Gone, and her age but two and a half,
Gone, as a sunbeam that fadeth away,
Gone, as a flower that blooms for a day,
Upward! look upward, for God knows your trial,
Gone, but thank GOd, without one touch of gile,
Gone, with the small hands clasped on her breast,
Gone. to our father- gone to his rest.
ELLA PIERPONT WASS
HALVERSON, Luella March 26, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
SNELLING CHILD IS FATALLY BURNED TO DEATH
old Luella HALVERSON, daughter of Mrs. Edith HALVERSON of Snelling, was
fatally burned at that place last Tuesday when her clothing caught fire
while playing with matches. She was badly burned about the body and
Wednesday evening at the County Hospital in Merced, where she had been
removed for treatment.
Mrs. HALVERSON, who was Miss Edith LATOUR, is a widow with two other small children. Her husband died about two years ago from influenza.
The funeral was held in Snelling Thursday afternoon, internment being in the Snelling cemetery.
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GRAHAM- At Ahwahnee, April 19, 1921, Mrs. Elizabeth GRAHAM, wife of Charles D. GRAHAM, and mother of Mrs. Dollie NELSON, a native of Kansas, aged about 53 years.
GAYLOR- In Yosemite, April 19, 1921, A. J. GAYLOR, a native of Texas, aged about 60 years.
Married April 23, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
McINTYRE-MACKINTOSH- In Columbus, Ohio, April 16, 1921, George B. McINTYRE, and Miss Ruth MACKINTOSH.
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HAM-WESTFALL- In Fresno, April 27, 1921, Roy HAM and Mrs. Blanche WESTFALL, both of Ben Hur, Mariposa County.
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SCHLAGETER-WESCHE and LIND-BLASDEL March 2, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSANS ANNOUNCE BETROTHAL
Cards have been
recieved in Mariposa announcing the betrothal of Mr. Frederick Temple
to Miss Myrtle R. WESCHE, also the betrothal of Frank Farnsworth LIND
Miss Bernice BLASDEL.
The announcements of these young people comes as a pleasant surprise to their many friends in Mariposa County.
DONEY, Richard April 2, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Word was received here of the death of Richard DONEY in Modesto last week. Mr. DONEY has been a resident of Coulterville the past twenty-five years and the news of his death will be received with sorrow by his many friends throughout Mariposa County.
FIGUEROA, Ramon April 9, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Ramon FIGUEROA, who for several months has been an inmate of the Tri- County hospital at Ahwahnee, died at that institution last week. He was a resident of Bear Valley for many years.
MAXWELL, Mrs. Elizabeth April 9, 1921, Mariposa Gazette
AGED MARIPOSA WOMAN DIES IN THIS CITY
Mrs. Elizabeth MAXWELL of Kittredge died here last week at the home of her nephew, W. C. OLIVER. She was 66 years of age and an old resident of Mariposa county. She leaves a son, T. A. PHILLIPS, and a daughter, Mrs. Mable CRABTREE, both of Coulterville.- Merced Express.
DICKIE-MILLER April 16, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSAN MARRIED IN SAN FRANCISCO
Mrs. Ruby MILLER, niece of Mrs. Agnes RICHTER, formerly of Mariposa, was married in San Francisco, April 11, 1921, by Rev. Peter SIMPKINS to Professor David CICKIE of the University of California.
Mrs. DICKIE is
well and lovingly remembered in her old home for her vivacious ways. A
native of Wisconsin, although only a child when she came to Mariposa,
shoed the advantages of travel, having spent a part of her life in
and Paris, and much of it in her aunt's fine New England library.
Brimful of life and the joy of outdoors she reveled in dogs and horses and all things animated. Dr. DICKIE is Professor of Naval Architecture and engineering and well liked by his students as well as in the broader field. Only the immediate families attended the marriage and quiet dinner in San Francisco after which the Professor and Mrs. DICKIE went at once to their beautiful home on Plaza Drive in the Claremont district of Berkeley.
In their new life Mrs. DICKIE and her husband will be followed by the affectionate good wishes of-besides many other friends- the Mariposa Club.
May S. CORCORAN.
Berkeley, April 12, 1921.
BRANSON, Henry April 16, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
MILLMAN KILLED AT MERCED FALLS MILL
who has been employed as a foreman by the Yosemite Lumber Company at
Falls, was almost instantly killed Monday morning when an overcoat he
wearing became entangled in a pulley and belt and threw him violently
the floor causing a hemorrhage of the brain, from which he died two
after the accident.
The body was shipped to Madera for burial. Mr. BRANSON was a native of Mariposa county and was a nephew of Mrs. Lucy McELLIGOTT of Mariposa. He leaves a wife and three small children.
PRAIRIE-CASSIE April 16, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
YOSEMITE GUIDE TAKES N. Y. GIRL AS BRIDE
known Yosemite Valley Resident and Miss Evelyn CASSIE of New York city
are to be married to-day at Fresno. After a honeymoon trip to the Grand
Canyon of the Colorado they will be at home in the Yosemite Valley.
The groom is one of the Yosemite National parks guides in the service of the national parks, and the romance began when Miss CASSIE was a visitor to the valley several years ago.- Merced Star.
JENKINS, George April 16, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
JENKINS FUNERAL TO BE HELD IN WATSONILLE
The body of George B. JENKINS, cattle buyer for the Crocker-Huffman Company, who died Saturday afternoon at the Bellvue ranch, was shipped to Watsonville, his old home, where the funeral will be held.
JENKINS is survived by a wife and son.- Merced Sun.
GAYLOR, A. J. April 23, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
ASSISTANT RANGER DIES IN YOSEMITE PARK
A. J. GAYLOR, assistant ranger in Yosemite National Park, died suddenly at Merced Lakes Tuesday, April 19. The body will be brought to Merced for burial Thursday, April 21, and will be accompanied by Mrs. GAYLOR who was in Yosemite at the time of his death. The time for the funeral will not be fixed until after the arrival of the body in Merced and will be under the auspices of Yosemite Lodge No. 30, Knights of Pythias. Mr. GAYLOR having been a member of Phoenix Lodge, No. 4 of San Francisco.- Merced Star, April 21.
McINTYRE-MACKINTOSH April 23, 921 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN MAN TAKES EASTERN BRIDE
just been received in Mariposa of the marriage of George B. McINTYRE
Miss Ruth MACKINTOSH at the home of the bride's parents in Cleveland,
The groom spent several years here in the vicinity of Mariposa, where he has many friends who will wish him much happiness and prosperity.
The couple will make their home at 29 Villa Beach, Cleveland, Ohio, after June 29th.
GRAHAM, Mrs. Elizabeth April 23, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. ELIZABETH GRAHAM SUMMONED BY DEATH
GRAHAM, a native of Kansas, aged 53 years, passed peacefully away at
Sanitarium at Ahwahnee last Tuesday, after an illness extending over a
period of several years.
Mrs. GRAHAM came into the Sebastopol district with her husband and daughters family a number of years ago hoping that the climate would restore her health, but she did not improve and the families moved from their Sebastopol ranch into the town of Mariposa last fall and have resided here since. A few weeks ago Mrs. GRAHAM was taken to Ahwahnee Sanitarium in a last effort to regain her strength, but without avail.
To mourn their loss she leaves a husband, Chas. D. GRAHAM, and a daughter, Mrs. Dollie NELSON.
Funeral services were held at the residence of her daughter in Mariposa at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Internment being in the public cemetery.
DE SARTO- MORRISON April 23, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
CLEARINGHOUSE MAN MARRIED IN STOCKTON
Miss Marjorie Helen MORRISON of San Luis Obispo and Mr. William DE SARTO of Clearinghouse, Mariposa county, were united in marriage by the Rev. Angus MATHESON Saturday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. SOUTHARD in the Oaks district, says the Stockton Independent. The bride is the younger sister of Mrs. SOUTHARD and has been principle of the Jackson school near Salida.
LYNN, William A. April 23, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
WILLIAM A. LYNN BURIED IN OAKLAND
for William A. LYNN, United States Civil Service Commissioner at Mare
and an authority on electrical processes in steel manufacture, were
this morning at St. Francis de Sales church. A solemn requiem mass was
Since his graduation at the University of California in 1906. LYNN had won wide recognition as an authority on electrical engineering. He supervised the instillation of the electrical and wireless machinery on the U. S.S. California and other battleships built at Marre Island.
During the war LYNN was at the head of the experimental laboratory at the government navy yard, who perfected many of the electrical devices recently adopted by the navy department in ship design and construction. LYNN was widely identified with activities of engineering organizations on the Pacific Coast.
He leaves a widow, Mrs. Evelyn LYNN: his mother, Mrs. Mary A. LYNN, and five brothers and three sisters. He was born in Salinas.-Oakland Enquirer, April 13th.
Mr. LYNN was well known in Mariposa, where he resided for some time during the late working of the Mariposa Grant. He was employed by this company and installed much of the machinery on the Grant.
HOGAN, Samuel Lane April 30, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
SAMUEL LANE HOGAN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
covering a period of more than a year, the last few months of which he
was unable to leave his home, Samuel Lane HOGAN, pioneer resident of
county and respected citizen, closed his earthly career at his home a
miles from Mariposa, last Saturday morning.
Mr. HOGAN was a native of Missouri and aged 89 years, 3 months, 10 days at the time of his death.
He came to California and Mariposa county from his naive state in 1852, and made this county his home during all of those years. He first settled on a ranch in the mountains, now known as the Grove ranch, later moving to the Pea Ridge section, where he lived for many years. In 1905 he sold his holdings in that district and moved to his late home near Buckeye.
Deceased was a man given to much study and considered one of the best read men in this portion of the county. Firm in his convictions and known for his honesty and integrity, he leaves many friends to regret his demise.
He leaves to mourn a family of eight children, three daughters, Mrs. Joseph SEATON, Mrs. Mary Ellen GRISWOLD, and Mrs. B. SMITH; five sons, Andrew J., William M., James G., Samuel B. and Henry W. HOGAN. A brother David HOGAN, resides in Missouri, two sisters, Mrs. Mattie MINTON of Oklahoma and Mrs. Fannie WRIGHT of Texas. Anephew residing in San Francisco, and a niece of Benecia, Cal.
The funeral services were held at his late home last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock p.m., internment being in the old burying ground at Mariposita, near the McCOY ranch, and was attended by many relatives and friends.
HAM-WESTFALL April 30, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Ray HAM and Mrs. Blanche WESTFALL both of Ben Hur, were married in Fresno of Wednesday of this week. They returned to Ben Hur on Thursday.
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home, No. 219 East 42nd street, Los Angelese, California, May 6, 1921,
Charles Geaford MORRISON, a native of Hornitos, Mariposa County, aged
He was the forth son of the late Mack Henry and Susan E. MORRISON, pioneers of Mariposa County, and brother of William J., Mack Henry Jr., and Walter J. MORRISON of Santa Ana, and J. B. MORRISON of Yosemite.
He leaves a wife but no children to mourn his lose.
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JOHNSON, William H. May 7, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA RESIDENT DIES AT BAKERSFIELD
William H. JOHNSON, a
native of Cathey's Valley, aged 46 years, and a resident of this county
died in Bakersfield April 30th, 1921, from brain trouble from which he
had been a sufferer for several months. Mr. JOHNSON was taken to
several weeks ago and placed under the care of the best physicians but
his case baffled them and his health failed to improve under the
treatment and he passed away.
He leaves to mourn his widow, Mrs. Lillie JOHNSON, two sons and a small daughter. Internment was in the cemetery at Bakersfield.
BAIRD, Avannelle May 7, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER GROVELAND GIRL PASSES AWAY
29- C. H. BAIRD, of this lace, received the sad news Monday morning, of
the death of his youngest sister, Miss Avannelle BAIRD of Fresno.
The announcement came as a shock to the whole community, as Miss Avanelle, who was a sufferer from cancer, had been ill only a short time.
Miss Avanelle, a beautiful girl of 17, was born in Groveland and spent the early part of her young life here, the family removing to Fresno Thursday morning from the family residence, 938 Wilson Ave.
DELENEY, John C. May 7, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN HOTEL CLERK DIES AT EL PORTAL
John C. DELANEY, who for a number of years has been chief clerk at the Clark Hotel in San Francisco, died at El Portal last night at 9 o'clock from tuberculosis. Mr. DELANEY had gone to El Portal in order to live in mountain air and was boarding there with Mr. and Mrs. Henry HODGES. He went up to El Portal only last Saturday. Many Merced people who stop at Hotel Clark knew and liked this young man. About a year ago he suffered an attack of pneumonia, later developing tuberculosis. The remains were brought to Merced on this afternoon's Yosemite Valley train and are at the undertaking parlors of Welch & Griffin pending shipment to San Francisco. DELANEY was unmarried.- Merced Sun, May 6th.
BLANCHARD, James E. May 7, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
TUOLUMNE COUNTY MAN DIES IN MODESTO HOSPITAL
James E. BLANCHARD, son of Mr. and Mrs. BLANCHARD of Balnchard, in this
county died in a Modesto hospital after a brief illness. The young man
was born at Blanchard, better known as the Corner district and was 25
of age. Besides his parents he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Edward COYLE of
Groveland, Mrs. James FLEMING of Merced, and a brother, Wm. BLANCHARD
Blanchard to mourn his death. The family has the sympathy of all in
Deceased was a member of the Merced Lodge Knights of Pythias and the funeral services were held at Snelling at 2 o'clock Monday.- Union Democrat, May 7.
The BLANCHARD family are well known throughout Mariposa county, especially on the north side of the river. They have many friends there who will sympathize with them in their great loss.
KELLAN, Arley May 14, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
WORKMAN DROWNED ON HETCH HETCHY WORKS
Arley KELLAN, a man about 40 years of age was drowned while at work on a dam above Groveland Tuesday of last week. The body has not been recovered and it is thought it may have entered a tunnel that connects with the dam.
ALEXANDER, Mrs. D. R. May 14, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Word has been received from Geo. SHAFFER that his sister, Mrs. D. R. ALEXANDER, of Morgan Hill, Santa Clara county, passed to the beyond on April 24th. She leaves a husband, four sons and two daughters, a mother, three sisters and a brother to mourn her untimely death. The ALEXANDER family lived near Usona for a number of years and all of their friends here deeply sympathize with them in their great sorrow.
REEVES-FUSSELL May 21, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON on Tuesday of this week to Thomas H. REEVES and Alice F. FUSSELL, both of Turlock.
MORRISON-PARKER May 21, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
MARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUED
A marriage license was issued in San Francisco on Thursday of this week to Thomas J. MORRISON and Mrs. Lydia PARKER, both of Coulterville.
LANE, Franklin K. May 21, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH CALLS WELL KNOWN CALIFORNIAN
Secretary of the Interior under President WILSON, died in Rochester,
on Wednesday of this week from a sudden weakening following a short
LANE resigned his Cabinet position on March 1, 1920.
LANE was well known in California having practiced law in San Francisco. He was a candidate for Governor of California in 1902 on the Democratic ticket, a candidate for United States Senator in 1903.
He served on the inter-state commerce commission for eight years being appointed by former President ROOSEVELT.
His ash's may be thrown from the Yosemite Park cliff. He so requested months ago. Mrs. LANE is uncertain as to her action in the matter.
MEEHAN, R. A. (Dick) May 28, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN MERCED RESIDENT PASSES AWAY
R. A. (Dick)
died at his home in Merced last Tuesday morning, after an illness
over a period of two years. Deceased was a native of Stockton, 59 years
For many years Mr. MEEHAN was employed by the city of Merced as night watchman and city marshall. He was well and favorably known throughout Mariposa county, where he had many friends. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret MEEHAN.
The funeral was held Wednesday at the Griffin and Welch Chapel under the auspices of the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges of which he was a member. The body was shipped to Stockton for cremation.
REYES, A. May 28, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED RESIDENT
for A. REYES who passed away Wednesday morning, were held yesterday
at the Catholic Church, Father FITZGERALD of Fresno saying mass.
Mr. REYES was the father of Mrs. Fred BARCROFT of Madera and Mrs. Rebecca CASTRO of Firebaugh. He had resided in Madera for the past 18 years, and was 72 years of age.- Madera Mercury, May 20.
Mr. REYES was a resident of Mariposa for a number of years and well known here.
BRUTON, Charles May 28, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
MAN COMMITS SUICIDE IN HUNTER'S VALLEY
age 45, and a native of New York State, committed suicide in his cabin
on the old FARRARI place on or about Friday night of last week,
to the Coroner's report, by blowing his head off with a 12 gauge
The deceased was in the employ of Mrs. Emma J. FAULDING and son, who
the owners of the FERRARI place, and they left BRUTON in charge of the
ranch while they made a business trip to Los Angeles.
Upon their return home from Los Angeles Wednesday evening they found the dead man lying across his bed with the shotgun by his side.
Coroner Ed Johnson went to the place Thursday morning and held am inquest over the body which he brought back to Mariposa and buried in the public cemetery Thursday night, as it was found to be in a bad state of decomposition.
The deceased had no known relatives, excepting a wife in Los Angeles who was undoubtedly worry over domestic affairs which prompted him to commit the deed.
QUELECO, A. J. May 28, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER HORNITOS MAN ANSWERS LAST CALL
A. J. QUELECO,
a resident of Winton, Merced County, aged ?? years, died at his
there early Thursday morning from heart failure.
Deceased was a native of Italy but had been a resident of California for a number of years and a resident of Winton for the past four years, where he was engaged in fruit raising.
He leaves a widow, Mrs. Martha E. QUELECO, to mourn his demise.
Mr. QUELECO was a resident of Hornitos for a number of years and was a member of the Mariposa Lodge there. He was also a member of the Mariposa Chapter. Ordeer of the Eastern Star, large delegations from both lodges attending the funeral in Merced, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock p.m.
The services were conducted by the Masons.
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MORSE-BOOTHE- At Usona, June 22, 1921, Arnold L. MORSE of Stockton, and Miss Velma BOOTHE of Usona.
KINGERY-BACIGALUPI- In San Francisco, June 22, 1921, C. F. KINGERY and Miss Lillian BACIGALUPI both of Merced.
Died June 25, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
ADAMS- In Hornitos, June 18, 1921, William ADAMS, a native of England, aged 90 years.
LEONARD- In Stockton, June 19, 1921, Archibald C. LEONARD, a native of Virginia, aged 73 years.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
RESTENPART-ROACH June 4, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON last Saturday night to Clayton A. RESTENPART, age 26, of Fresno and Ellen A. ROACH age 20, of Missouri. With the document in their possession they proceeded to the home of Judge J. J. TRABUCCO where they were united in the holy bonds of matrimony.
LANDAHL, John June 4, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
LIGHTENING FLASH KILLS HETCH HETCHY WORKMAN
John LANDAHL, an employee of the Hetch Hetchy water project, was instantly killed by a flash of lightening in the electrical storm Friday of last week as he stood in the doorway of a building watching the storm.
WALLER, Albert June 18, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
DIES FROM BURNS RECEIVED FROM FIRE
who for forty years has been one of the best known and most respected
of the Whiterock section, Mariposa County, passed away at 2 p.m. last
at the Madera sanitarium where he had been taken several days previous
on account of injuries and burns he had recieved while fighting a fire
which threatened to destroy his home the previous Sunday.
Deceased was a native of Canada, aged 67 years, 21 days. He came to California 52 years ago and has resided in the Whiterock section almost continually for the past 40 years.
Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Arthur and Frank of Oilfields and five daughters, Mrs. Elsie NORHTMAN of Sacramento, Mrs. Pearl A. BRAZIL of Georgetown, Mrs. Ruby HERBERT of Reedley, Mrs. Stella GOUCHER of Oakland, and Mrs. Mary E. BAKER of Sacramento; two brothers, Robert WALLER of Connecticut and Alfred WALLER of Canada, and eleven grand children.
The remains were brought to Whiterock and internment had in the cemetery at that place on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock p.m.
LEONARD, Archie C. June 25, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSA MAN DIES IN STOCKTON
a native of Virginia, aged 73 years, died at a hospital in Stockton
Sunday from the infirmities of old age. "Arch" as he was familiarly
throughout the mountain sections had been a resident of this county for
many years, having come here with his parents and brothers when a mere
boy. He was in the employ of the U. S. Government as guide to the
which protected the parks at one time and later a ranger for the
He was a genuine backswoodsman and performed many a kind act to those
The body was brought to Mariposa Tuesday by Welch and Griffin, undertakers of Merced, and the funeral held at the old LEONARD home near Usona, Thursday afternoon.
He leaves a widow and several sons and daughters.
MORSE-BOOTHE June 25, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
POPULAR USONA GIRL TAKEN AS BRIDE
A very pretty wedding
was solemnized at 10 o'clock last Wednesday morning at the home of
Supervisor and Mrs. C. L. BOOTHE of Usona, when their youngest daughter, Velma, became the bride of Dr. Arnold L. MORSE, a prominent young dentist of Stockton.
The home was tastefully decorated and the ceremony was performed under a beautiful arch of ferns decorated with shasta daisies.
The bride was attired in a beautiful tailored suit of georgette silk, trimmed with small pearl beads. She wore a wedding wreath of sweet peas and carried a bouquet of white carnations.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. D. C. WILLIAMS of Le Grand and the bride was given away by her father while Mrs. Clyde BOOTHE played the wedding march from Lohengrin. Mrs. Ruby BOOTHE attended the groom.
The bride's traveling dress was a Canton crepe grey silk suit. Immediately after the ceremony the happy young couple left in their automobile and will spend their honeymoon at Lake Tahoe.
Those who were present at the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. C. L. BOOTHE, Mrs. Delbert BOOTHE and son of Fresno, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. PALMER of Berkeley, Mr. and Mrs. M. McLEOD of Usona, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. WESTFALL of Usona, Frank BOOTHE of Shasta, S. W. WESTFALL of Usona, Mr. and Mrs. Roy BOOTHE of Northfork.
The Gazette joins the many friends of the bride in this county in wishing the couple much happiness and prosperity upon the sea of matrimony.
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RYAN- In Merced, June 27, 1921, James RYAN, Sr., a native of New York, aged 81 years.
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GREENE-BLESSING- At Mariposa, July 19, 1921, Ray P. GREENE and Miss Florence M. BLESSING both of Mariposa.
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Obituaries and marriage announcements
McDANIELS-CARTER July 2, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Cards have been received announcing the marriage of Miss Edith CARTER to Mr. John McDANIEL, Jr., on June 23 at Los Angeles. These young folks have returned from their wedding trip and will "be home" in a cozy furnished apartment at the McDANIELS ranch. Mr. McDANIEL'S many friends extend congratulations to him, and best wishes with a warm welcome to his bride.
RYAN, Jas. July 2, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
The sudden death of Jas. RYAN, Sr., at Merced was a shock to his friends and relatives here, many of whom motored to Merced to attend his funeral.
CABEZUT-McFARLAND July 2, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
BEN HUR COUPLE UNITED IN MARRIAGE
was issued Monday by County Clerk GALLISON to Simon CABEZUT and Pearl
both of the Oak Grove district.
On account of the girl's age it was necessary to have written consent of her mother. The couple were married by Justice STOUT of Oakvale Monday afternoon.
SWITZER-HUTCHINSON July 2, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
MOTION PICTURE MAN WEDS EASTERN GIRL
William B. SWITZER (William BERTRAM) director of the motion picture
that has been operating out in Hornitos the past three weeks appeared
town with Miss Jean Vernon HUTCHINSON, who recently came from the east
and together they proceeded to the court house accompanied by County
GALLISON, who issued them a marriage license and Rev. F. M. BUCK who
tied the knot making the couple man and wife. The ceremony was
in the court room and was witnessed by only a few among whom were Mr.
Mrs. Leo MALONEY of the same company and Mr. SWITZER.
After the ceremony a number of townspeople in waiting gave the new bride and groom a hearty good bye amid showers of rice, old shoes and the din of all available tin cans.
RYAN, James Sr. July 2, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH SUMMONS JAMES RYAN, Sr.
pioneer Cathey's Valley rancher and stockman died very suddenly at 3:30
o'clock this morning at the home of his son, Robert RYAN, at 360 22nd
Mr. RYAN, who was past 80 years of age, ws in fine health and spirits up to the time of the death summons. Yesterday there was a family dinner reunion at Robert RYANS home, twenty-one of the family being present. In this reunion Mr. RYAN, Sr., entered fully into the enjoyment of the occasion, being apparently in the best of health and spirits. When he retired for the night, no warning of ill health had appeared. The cause of the sudden death was an internal hemorrhage.
Mr. and Mrs. RYAN had only arrived from their southern California home last week for a visit with their relatives here.
James RYAN was born in New York state September 28, 1839. He left home when 13 years old and took up work around the locality at different places, earning his way from boyhood. At the age of 20 he came across the plains to California, in 1859, and followed mining for several years in Mariposa and Mono counties. In 1870 he settled in Cathey's Valley buying what is now known as the H. W. CORNETT place which he sold to Mr. CORNETT a few years later, when he purchased another ranch lower down the valley, which for years was known as the RYAN ranch and where all the children were born.
On July 4, 1871, Mr. RYAN married Miss Louisa PATE, and on Independence Day last year the couple celebrated their golden wedding in Merced at the home of James RYAN, Jr.
After 47 years residence in Cathey's Valley Mr. RYAN sold his ranch to Frank CRANE and moved down to Palm, Los Angeles county, where they were passing their declining years.
Mr. and Mrs. RYAN were the parents of thirteen children, eight of whom survive, as follows: W. J. RYAN of Fresno, Frank RYAN of Eola, Mo., Mrs. Mae COOP of Oakland, and James, Robert, Jack, Fred and Lloyd RYAN of Merced. There are eighteen living grandchildren.
Mr. RYAN was of the sturdy pioneer type which has contributed so materially to the upbuilding of California.- Merced Sun, June 27.
Marriage licenses July 2, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
MARRIAGE LINSENCES ISSUED
Harry G. WHELAN; 26, and Ruth T. DEGAN, 23, both of San Francisco.
William P. SWITZER, 44, and Jean V. HUTCHINSON, 27, both of Los Angeles.
Simon CABEZUT, 29, and Pearl McFARLAND, 17, both of Ben Hur.
ROWLAND, Ella July 9, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
"In the midst of life," we report the sad news of the death of Miss Ella ROWLAND at Madera, July 3rd, and who was buried at the Cathay cemetery on July 5th,. Miss ROWLAND'S girlhood was spent in Cathay and she is remembered as assistant to her sister, Mrs. Molly EGENHOFF, when the latter was County Superintendent of Schools. This sister has cared for her during a long, painful illness through which she showed wonderful patience and a strong faith in her professed religion. She was a sister of Lloyd ROWLAND of this place and other relatives who attended the funeral were Will ROWLAND and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. ROWLAND and son, Hiram, Mrs. Lucy SMITH, Mrs. Molly EGENHOFF, her son and William and wife.
RIDGWAY-BOWERS July 9, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSA MAN WEDS IN SAN FRANCISCO
Division Manager for the Marin District of the Pacific Gas and Electric
Company, was married last Thursday morning to beautiful Miss Heta
of San Francisco. After the ceremony which was witnessed by a few
and friends, Mr. and Mrs. RIDGWAY enjoyed a wedding feast at the palace
Hotel. The employees of the north bay division presented Mrs. RIDGWAY
a magnificent lamp. Mr. and Mrs. RIDGWAY returned to San Rafael last
and are comfortably domiciled at the Colonial Apartments.- San Rafael
Harry RIDGWAY is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James RIDGWAY of Mariposa. He is a native of Mariposa and has many friends here who will wish him much happiness.
TINKER-CREADY July 9, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
EL PORTAL COUPLE SECURE MARRIAGE LICENSE
Albert R. TINKER, 31, a native of Tennessee and a resident of El Portal and Miss Margaret J. McCREADY, 18, a native of California and a resident of El Portal appeared before County Clerk GALLISON last Tuesday morning and secured a marriage license. The young couple then departed with the precious document safely tucked away.
WHELEN-DEGNAN July 9, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
RUTH DEGNAN JUNE BRIDE IN YOSEMITE
ever celebrated in the Yosemite Chapel took place at noon today, when
Ruth DEGNAN daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John DEGNAN pioneer residents of
became the bride of Mr. Harry G, WHELEN of San Francisco.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. M. KEARNEY and was followed by a nuptial mass, celebrated by Rev. Thomas MOLYNEUX. The bride wore a simple gown of white taffeta and old lace, with a picture hat to match, and carried a shower bouquet of orchids and lilies of the valley.
After a wedding breakfast at the bride's home the couple left for a motor tour of the United States.
The marriage was the result of a romance which started in Yosemite a few years ago when the young couple then students at college, met during the summer vacation.
CASENA-CONTRERAS July 9, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSA GIRLS WEDS IN SAN FRANCISCO
A very pretty wedding took place in San Francisco on June 14, 1921, the contracting parties being Miss Madeline CONTRERAS of San Jose, but formerly of Mariposa, and Mr. Earl CASENA of San Francisco. After partaking of a wedding dinner the happy couple left for a two weeks honeymoon trip. They will visit Los Angeles, Mt. Lowe, Redlands and Long Beach. The bride is a very pretty girl and of a lovely disposition. She was reared in Mariposa County and attended the grammar and high school there and also in San Jose. Mr. and Mrs. CASENA have a large circle of friends who wish them joy and happiness in their life's journey. After their return they will reside in San Francisco where Mr. CASENA holds a responsible position.
GREENE-BLESSING July 23, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG COUPLE WEDDED HERE LAST TUESDAY
On Tuesday forenoon Ray P. GREENE, aged 24, a native of California, and Florence M. BLESSING, aged 17, a native of California, were issued a marriage license by County Clerk GALLISON. The young ladys mother, Mrs. Albet HOWE, of Mountain View stopping place on the Mariposa highway was present and gave her written consent. The young couple then proceeded to hunt up Justice SCOTT who made them man and wife. They returned to Mountain View on the afternoon stage.
GOUCHER, Allen July 23, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
ALLEN GOUCHER FUNERAL HELD IN MADERA
will be held at 5 o'clock this afternoon for the late Allen GOUCHER,
died at his home in Stockton, Saturday night. Services will be held at
the grave in Arbor Vitae cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. P. F.
The deceased was the son of Mrs. M. S. GOUCHER and the late Senator G. G. GOUCHER. Besides his mother he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Clay Daulton of Madera, and two brothers George and Wayne GOUCHER.- Madera Tribune, July 18.
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MORRISON-AVERY, In San Diego Jul. 24th, 1921, George H. MORRISON and Marjory J. AVORY, both of San Diego.
BALBRIDGE-TURNER, In Ceres, July 27, 1921, J. WAYNE BALDRIDGE of Hollywood and Ethel M. TURNER of Ceres.
WATSON-QUELECO, In Atwater, August 3, 1921, Samuel WATSON and Martha E. QUELECO, both of Atwater.
AUET-COLLINS, In Modesto, August 2, 1921, Henry AUET of Merced and Miss Rosine COLLINS of Hornitos.
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GRIFFITH,- In Bishop, Inyo County, July 31, 1921, La Arliene GRIFFITH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. GRIFFITH, a native of Bishop, age 20 months.
WEILER- In Mariposa, Saturday 6th, 1921, Mrs. Esther WEILER, a native of Italy, age 72 years.
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Obituaries and marriage announcements
MORLEY, Fred August 6, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
The body of Fred MORLEY, San Francisco mining engineer, who was killed by a fall from Cathedral Peak near Tuolumne Meadows was taken to Merced last Saturday and shipped to San Francisco the following morning.
MORLEY, Fred August 6, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
DIES AS RESULT OF FALL IN PARK
Yosemite, July 28.- Fred S. MORLEY, San Francisco mining engineer, who fell in climbing an unnamed peak near Tuolumne Meadows last Saturday died today at the Sierra Club lodge at the Meadows. MORLEY was 45 years old, and well known in mining circles in the west. He is survived by a widow.
BALDRIDGE-TURNER August 6, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER HORNITOS GIRL MARRIES HOLLYWOOD MAN
Miss Ethel Mac
TURNER, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George TURNER of Ceres and Mr.
J. WAYNE BALDRIDGE of Hollywood were united in marriage at the home of
the brides parents in Ceres.
Mrs. BALDRIDGE was born at Hornitos and made her home there until only a few years ago when her parents moved to Ceres.
She was an accomplished teacher and taught two terms at the Quartzburg school near her former home.
Little is known here of the lucky groom but we know that he is very fortunate in having won the hand of one of Mariposa's fairest daughters.
WATSON-QUELECO August 13, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
The M. E.
at this place was crowd at 12 o'clock on Wednesday to witness the
ceremony of Samuel WATSON and Martha E. QUELECO. Rev. H. R. SALISBURY
the services in a very eloquent manner and after the couple were
man and wife by the pastor, repaired to the front of the church, where
they received the congratulations of those present as they passed from
Mrs. A. E. OWENS played the wedding march as the couple entered and departed from the church. Clarke RALSTON acted as best man to the groom.
After passing through a volley of rice throwing in gaining access to their automobile, Mr. and Mrs. WATSON left immediately for the bay region, where they will remain until Sunday. Upon their return they will make their home at the Fruitland ranch of Mrs. WATSON.
WEILER, Mrs. Esther August 13, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN MARIPOSAN ANSWER LAST CALL
After more than
a years patient suffering, Mrs. Esther WEILER, one of Mariposas best
and highly respected citizens, passed away at her late residence in
last Saturday, August 6th, 1921.
Mrs WEILER came to Mariposa when a very young woman and has made her home here continually ever since.
She was a kind and loving mother and a friend to all who knew her.
She was the mother of Mrs. Annie WARE of Arizona, Mrs. Lucy THORN of Yuba City, Mrs. Lena EDWARDS of San Jose and John L. WEILER of Mariposa, sister of Mrs. Louise BACIGALUPI of Merced.
The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon, internment being made in the Masonic cemetery besides her husband who preceded her to the grave many years.
AUET-COLLINS August 13, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER HORNITOS GIRL WEDDED IN MODESTO
Tuesday of last
week Henry AUET of Merced and Miss Rosine COLLINS, second daughter of
and Mrs. John M. COLLINS of Hornitos, were united in marriage in
After the ceremony the young couple left for San Francisco, where they
spent their honeymoon.
Both of the Young people are well known in Mariposa and Merced counties. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. AUET, well known people of Merced. The bride is one of Mariposa county's fairest daughters, a native of Hornitos and a graduate of the Mariposa County High school. For the past few years she has held a very responsible position with the Merced Farm Bureau.
The young people have a host of friends in this county who wish them much joy in their new venture.
MOORE, George August 20, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
It is reported that George J. MOORE, a former resident of Bootjack, Mariposa county, committed suicide in San Jose last week. Mr. MOORE was well known in Mariposa and had many friends who will be saddened by the news.
EILERT-PRICE August 27, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
WEDDING BELLS RING FOR CATHAY VALLEY GIRL
A very pretty
wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James D. PRICE of
Valley at 5:30 o'clock last Tuesday morning, when their daughter,
became the bride of Alvin Henry EILERT, a very estimable young man, and
a member of the faculty of the Stockton High School.
On Monday evening previous to the ceremony, a five course dinner was served in honor of the occasion in the beautiful dining room of the new PRICE home. Plates were laid for twenty one immediate relatives and friends of the contracting parties. After the sumptuous wedding supper the guests and families visited until a late hour before retiring, only to rise at 4 o'clock a.m. for the service.
The bride was beautifully gowned and awaited in calm reposal for the nuptials which would make her one with the choice of her life. The bride was attended by her sister, Neville, and the groom was attended by Norwin BRUNDAGE, a friend of the family. The ceremony was performed by Rev. F. M. BUCK, who, they say, "Ties a good, strong knot."
After the ceremony, the young people, accompanied by several auto loads of friends, left for Merced, where they boarded the train to begin their honeymoon in the southern part of the state.
Mrs. EILERT was one of Cathay's most favorite daughters and has many friends here as well as in Stockton where she has been engaged in teaching in the elementary schools the past four years.
The couple will return to Stockton after their brief honeymoon and will make their home in that city. The young people were the recipients of many beautiful and costly presents.
"Long may they live and happy may they be" is the wish of their many friends.
MEYERS, John Henry August 27, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
John Henry MEYERS, a native of Germany and pioneer settler of Groveland, died at his home there August 13th, 1921, at the advanced age of 87 years. He settled at Groveland in the year 1854.
EIBERT-PRICE August 27, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued at the County Clerks office in Mariposa last Monday evening to Alwin H. EIBERT, age 28, a native of Wisconsin and resident of Stockton and Miss Amanda PRICE, a native of California and a resident of Cathey Valley.
MURPHY-JOBE August 27, 1921, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued at the courthouse in Sonora last week to Clifford L. MURPHY, age 30, a native of California and resident of Coulterville and Miss Dollie J. JOBE, age 20 a native of Michigan and resident of Stent, Tuolumne Co.
TALBOTT, Dale August 27, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
AMERICAN LEGION DELEGATE DROWNED AT YOSEMITE
Yosemite, Aug. 23.- The body of Dale TALBOTT, Santa Ana, a delegate of the third annual convention of the American Legion of California who was drowned yesterday in the Merced River near here, was recovered today. The body is being held to await word from his parents, who have been notified of its recovery.
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FERREE, Tom September 3, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
LUMBERMAN KILLED BY TREE AT EL PORTAL
(Merced Sun Aug. 30)
in the logging camp No. 9 of the Yosemite Lumber company in the woods
of El Portal, was killed by a falling log. The remains were taken in
by Coroner JOHNSON and buried at Mariposa Saturday.
Today a delegation of three members of the Placerville lodge of Moose appeared in Mariposa and made arrangements to have the body of FERREE disinterred and shipped to Placerville. FERREE was a member of the Moose lodge at Placerville, and the lodge was notified of his death.
BONER-BOLTE September 24, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued Sept. 15th by County Clerk GALLISON to Graydon W. BONER, age 22, a native of Oregon but a resident of Modesto and Mildred R. BOLTE, age 18, a native of California and resident of Modesto.
SPEARS, Jess September 24, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
LUMBERMAN KILLED AT EL PORTAL CAMP
Coroner Ed JOHNSON was called to El Portal Thursday morning to hold an inquest over the body of Jess SPEARS, a young man 19 years of age who died from the effects of injuries he received by being struck by a log while at work in Camp Nine. The large bone of the upper leg was crushed and it severed the large artery of the leg, from which the injured man bled to death as he reached the bottom of the incline at El Portal.
The boy was a native of Arkansas, but has been a resident of California the past 10 years. The body was shipped to his mother in Stockton for burial.
GORDO-COSTA September 24, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Cupid has scored his fourth victory in our little valley this summer. The happy victims are Will GORDO and Miss Dora COSTA, who were married at Sacramento during the Fair this week. On the night of their return to Cathay, they were charivari by a merry crowd from Merced. No sooner had they departed than the home folks arrived on the scene to greet the bride and groom. Will GORDO was born and reared here and Mrs. GORDO formerly resided in Bear Valley. Best wishes are extended from their numerous friends.
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SALTER-COFFMAN- In San Francisco, September 21, 1921, Nelson SALTER of Emerald Bay and Miss Pearl B. COFFMAN of Fresno.
PAINE-GORDANO- In Mariposa, Sept. 26, 1921, William E. PAINE and Julia M. GORDANO, both of Mariposa.
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Oct. 1, 1921 Laurende ALLRED, 40, and Lillie M. JOHNSON, 43, both of Mariposa.
Oct. 4, 1921- Charles E. PHILLIPI and Dixie R. LAMONT, both of Los Angeles.
Died October 8, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
COMMOSONIA- At Coulterville, Oct. 3, 1921, Mrs. G. COMMOSONIA, a native of Italy, aged 83 years, 7 months.
PEARD- At Merced, Oct. 5, 1921, Mrs. Martha PEARD, a native of Missouri, aged 64 years.
BARBER- At San Francisco, Sept. 25, 1921, Judge Joseph E. BARBER, a native of Mariposa county, age 57 years.
PRICE- At Le
Sept. 30, 1921, Mrs. Adedline PRICE, a native of Mariposa county, age
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Died October 29, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
McINTYRE- In Merced, Friday, October 21, 1921, Mrs. Yuba A. McINTYRE, a native of Mariposa age 28 years 27 days.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
PAINE-GODANO October 1, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Wedding Bells Ring for Mariposa Couple
A marriage license was issued at the County Clerk's office in Mariposa Monday, Sept. 26, to William E. PAINE and Julia M. GODANO, both residents of Mariposa. The couple immediately proceeded to locate Justice W. S. SCOTT who tied the knot making them man and wife, and they left at once for Mr. PAINE'S ranch on Arkansas Flat, where they will reside. A number of friends of the couple went to the PAINE home in the evening and gave them a pleasant surprise.
COMMOSONIA, Mrs. G. October 8, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
a highly respected pioneer of this county, died at her home in
at the age of 83 years and 7 months. She was a native of Italy but came
to California when but 14 years of age and was married to A. T.
a prominent merchant of Coulterville at that time.
Mrs. COMMOSONIA was the mother of eleven children, six of whom survive her. They are: Mrs. J. T. MORRISON of Coulterville, Mrs. F. A. EGAN of OROVILLE, Mrs. Geo. HAMMILL of Coulterville, Mrs. W. SHARP of Los Angeles, Mrs. P. HERRICK of Oakland and John TISCORNIA of San Francisco.
The funeral was held at Coulterville Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended.
PRICE, Mrs. Adeline Frances October 8, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
NATIVE DAUGHTER OF MARIPOSA COUNTY DIES AT LE GRAND
The funeral of
Mrs. Adeline Frances PRICE, wife of J. D. PRICE, who died at her home
Le Grand Sept. 30. was held at Le Grand last Monday.
Mrs. Price was a native of Mariposa county, being born here July 29, 1862. She was the daughter of John F and Abbey MALLORY, pioneers of this county.
Mrs. PRICE was a resident of Le Grand for 43 years. Besides the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Avery HUBBARD of Orosi and Mrs. Travis PENDERGRASS of Clovis are left to mourn her demise.
CAMISON, Mrs. G. October 15, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
It is with sad regret that the sad news of the late Mrs. G. CAMISON'S death, was received here, yesterday, and her many friends extend their sympathy to the grief stricken relatives.
PEARD, Mrs. October 15, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of the late Mrs. PEARD was largely attended from this county. From CATHAY we noticed J. D. PRICE and wife, Mrs. LEDSON, Mrs. Geo. GIVENS, Isabel PIERSON and Marvin WILLS; from Mt. Bullion, Mrs. SAIN, Charles Marre and wife, F.?. MAQUIRE, John MARRE, Mrs. PIERSON, Mr. and Mrs. FOURNIER.
PHILLIPI-LAMONT October 15, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
A wedding ceremony was received in the parlor of the Hornitos hotel Saturday night (two words unreadable), Rev F. M. BUCK of Mariposa tied the knot which made Charles PHILLIPI and Dixie LAMONT man and wife. The parlor was beautifully decorated for the occasion and more than 60 guests were present when the bridal couple, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. PHILLIPI, father and mother of the groom, entered to the sweet strain of the wedding march played by Owen GIRARD and the sounding of the gong by H. MacPHERSON, denoting the hour of eight. After the ceremony the happy throng sat down to a wedding supper, which was served in the dining room. A immanence wedding cake was cut by the grooms mother and served to the guests.
PEARD, Mrs. Martha October 15, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Martha PEARD Dies at Merced
a pioneer resident of Hornitos, passed away at her home in Merced
5th after a brief illness.
Mrs. PEARD was a native of Missouri and crossed the plains 58 years ago with her parents, who settled at Hornitos.
She was the mother of 12 children, eight of whom survive her. They are Mrs. Emma GILBERT and Mrs. Rose SPAGNOLI of Merced, Mrs. Belle BENNETT and Miss Josephine PEARD of San Francisco and Charles, Harold, Stanley and Alfred PEARD of Merced. Also two brothers, Hiram and William BRANSON of Jerseydale, survive her.
The funeral services were held in Merced Friday afternoon, October 7th, internment being made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Merced.
ROBSON, Major Ralph October 22, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Major Ralph ROBSON Accidentally Killed
News has been
in Mariposa of the accidental death of Major Ralph E. ROBSON, at
Lassen county, last week when a derrick guy wire under which he was
his machine caught him under the chin, breaking the vertebra and
some of the large blood vessels of the neck.
Major ROBSON, who was a member of a prominent Berkeley family, was a graduate of the University of California with the class of 1911, and engaged in engineering work until the United States entered the world war. He served overseas with the 316th Engineers, 91st Division.
Mrs. ROBSON, who was Miss Barbara REID before her marriage, was also a graduate of the University of California, were she was prominent in scholastic and dramatic circles.
Mrs. ROBSON is a niece of Fred and Charles SCHLAGETER of Mariposa.
McINTYRE, Mrs. Yuba October 29, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Mariposa Girl Is Called by Death
third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. LOWRIE of Mariposa and wife
H. D. McINTYRE passed away at the hospital in Merced Friday night of
week from an abscess of the brain. Mrs. McINTYRE was with her parents
for a number of days under the care of Dr. G. S. SCOTT, the local
When her condition became serious, Dr. SCOTT advised having the patient
removed to Merced where she would have closer attention and
nursing. It was only a few hours after her arrival there that she
The young woman was a native of Mariposa, age 28 years, 27 days. All of her life until the past few years, was spent in Mariposa, where she leaves a large number of relatives and friends to mourn her early death.
Besides her parents and husband she leaves to mourn her, four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle HART, Mrs. MAUD SCOTT, Mrs. Effie GUEST and Katie LOWRIE and two brothers Marion and W. H. LOWRIE, Jr.
The remains were brought to Mariposa Sunday afternoon and followed to the last resting place in the public cemetery by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives.
GARBER-JOHNSON October 29, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Mariposa Boy Is Wedded In Yreka
21, Henry GARBER Jr., younger son of Henry GARBER of Mariposa, and Miss
Laurel JOHNSON of Yreka were united in marriage.
The young couple are expected to arrive here on their honeymoon and will visit several days with Mr. and Mrs. Henry GARBER Sr.
LIND-BLASDEL October 29, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Mariposa Boy Marries In Berkeley
of considerable local interest here, was performed at the home of the
parents in Berkeley last Saturday, October 22nd, when Bernice, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry V. BLASDEL, became the bride of Frank F. LIND.
The bride is a graduate of Mills College, is a very talented young lady and extremely popular in the College town.
The groom is the younger son of Mrs. Daisy LIND, a native of Mariposa where he has a large number of friends and relatives. Only the immediate relatives were present and the young couple left immediately for Carmel, where they will spend their honeymoon. A beautiful new home will be ready for them in Oakland upon their return.
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PICKERING, Mrs. Martha November 5, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Former Usona Lady Passes This Life
aged 80 years, a former resident of Usona, but lately of Long Beach,
this life, Monday, October 24th, 1921, at the home of her daughter,
B. L. MUSSETER, of Long Beach.
Until a year ago Mrs. PICKERING lived at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. L. MUSSETER of Usona, when she moved with them to Long Beach. She had been failing in health for nearly a year but not until a week before her death did the end seem near. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. E. W. ROCKWELL of Missouri and Mrs. B. L. MUSSETER of Long Beach and two sons, William H. PICKERING of Concord and Ashby L. of Compton, twelve grandchilden and five great grandchildren. She was laid to rest in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Los Angeles on Thursday, October 27th, besides the body of her husband who preceded her to the grave 15 years ago.
BARNETT, November 12, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
BROTHER OF CO. TEACHER DIES IN INDIANA
Miss Mabel BARNETT, teacher of the Yosemite School, writes that her brother who was injured last month by a bursting air tank, died from his injuries only a few hours after she reached his bedside at Owensville, Indiana.
WAKERMAN-HERRICK November 26, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Whitlock Farmer Takes Unto Himself a Wife
Henry G. WAKERMAN, age 34, a native of Germany and Myra E. HERRICK, age 23, a native of California, rode silently into Mariposa upon their steeds last week and proceeded to hunt up County Clerk GALLISON who furnished them with the necessary papers whereby Rev. F. M. BUCK was legally intitled to tie the nuptial knot and they where then made man and wife. Immediately after the ceremony the happy young couple remounted their steeds and rode again into the Whitlock wilds where they will make their future home.
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BARNETT- In Madera, Saturday, Nov. 26, 1921, Frank F. BARNETT a native of Mariposa, California age 33 years.
ROCCO- In Calistoga, Nov. 11, 1921 Andrew ROCCO a native of Italy age 83 years.
SMYER- At Lewis, Mariposa County, Nov. 30, 1921, Mrs. May SMYER a native of Missouri age 67 years.
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BARNETT, Frank Floto December 3, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Frank Floto BARNETT Passes To His Rest
passed away last evening at 7 o'clock at the home of his mother on
avenue and A street, following a lingering illness.
Frank BARNETT was one of the best known young farmers in the county and was a member of one of the oldest families resident here. He was born in Mariposa county 33 years ago but has lived in Madera practically all of his life, where he attended school and later married Agnes COOK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Authur COOK. He has been ranching on his place on the highway just south of Madera, next to the Cook place, for several years.
He was a member of the Woodsmen of the World and is survived by his wife Mrs, Agnes BARNETT, his mother, Mrs. J. R. BARNETT; two brothers, Fred BARNETT and Sheriff John H. BARNETT; and one sister, Mrs. Anne BROWN.
Frank BARNETT was universally liked and respected and his untimely death will throw many of his friends into deep sorrow and will evoke many expressions of sympathy for the family.
The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon from the home at Yosemite Ave. and A street. Rev. J. L. SNYDER will officiate at the house and the Woodsmen will take charge at Arbor Vitae cemetery.- Madera Mercury Nov. 27.
ROCCO, Andrew December 3, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Pioneer of Bear Valley Dies at Calistoga
Andrew ROCCO, pioneer, who came to Bear Valley, Mariposa county in 1854 and accumulated much wealth in the placer mines there, died at the home of his son, Andrew ROCCO, Jr. in Calistoga, Nov. 11, 1921. He was born in Genoa Italy, 1838, near where Columbus first saw the light of day. He is survived by eight children. He was laid to rest under the auspices of all branches of the Masonic fraternity in Middletown.
SCHLAGETER-WESCHE December 3, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
F. T. SCHLAGETER Weds Chicago Girl
Cards have been
received in Mariposa this week announcing the marriage of Miss Myrtle
and Fredrick Temple SCHLAGETER at the home of the bride's parents in
on last Thanksgiving Day.
This wedding is the consummation of an acquaintance of the young people which began about three years ago when Miss WESCHE came to California to visit friends and was enjoying the wonders of Yosemite.
Mr. SCHLAGETER is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick SCHLAGETER of Mariposa and is well known and progressive young man. He hold a very responsible position with the Yosemite National Park Company at Yosemite and they value his services very highly there.
The young couple will return to Yosemite this week where they will make their home.
A large circle of friends wish the young couple much prosperity and happiness.
LUMSDEN-HARRIS December 3, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Well Known Couple United In Marriage
Friday of last
week, at the home of the grooms parents in Fresno, Forrest H. LUMSDEN,
eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. F. LUMSDEN of Fresno and Miss Sarah HARRIS
Kinsley, Mariposa County, were united in marriage.
After the wedding ceremony, at which only immediate relatives and friends were present the young people and their guest sat down to an elaborate wedding which was prepared by the groom's parents.
The bride is very popular young lady, born and reared at Kinsley, graduated from the public school there and was a student of the Sonora high school.
The groom was at one time a resident of Groveland and was born only a few miles distant from the home of the bride's parents and their marriage is the outcome of a long standing acquaintance. Mr. LUMSDEN has a responsible position as foreman of a machine shop in Fresno in which city they will make their future home. Much happiness and prosperity is the wish of a large circle of friends.
CATHEY, Mrs. N. L. December 17, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
of Mrs. N. L. CATHEY caused general sorrow in this community where she
had lived for over thirty years. Several months ago, she established a
new home in Livingson where she was living with her only surviving
Mrs. BAILEY. Mrs. CATHEY was a woman of strong mentality, faithful to
religious convictions, devoted to her husband and home and a loyal
and neighbor. Her many friends here express their deepest sympathy to
Clude WILLS, who passed her girlhood days with Mrs. CATHEY and to her
Mr. J. B. WILKINSON.
Mr. and Mrs. WILKINSON, Walter WILKERSON and wife and Samuel B. GIVENS, Miss Helen WILKENSON, and Fred THOMPSON attended the funeral from here.
CLAEY, Ed December 17, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
MAN DIES AT LUMBER CAMP OF PNEUMONIA
Ed CLAEY, a
about 55 years of age as found dead in his bed at Camp nine of the
Lumber Company above El Portal, last Monday morning. Deceased had been
complaining for several days but apparently was improving the night
as he was able to partake of food.
Coroner JOHNSON and George HARRISON went to El Portal Tuesday and brought the body to Mariposa for burial in the public cemetery. He had no known relations.
CLIFF, James W. December 17, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Word has just
received here of the death, in San Francisco, of James W. CLIFF, on
Mr. CLIFF was a former resident of Mariposa, where he spent his boyhood days, and there are many here who will remember him. He was about 52 years of age and is survived by a widow a married daughter and two brothers. The funeral was held in San Francisco.
CATHEY, Mrs. Mary December 17, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. MARY CATHAY DIES WHILE AT OAKDALE
here yesterday of the death, at Oakdale, of Mrs. Mary CATHEY, pioneer
Mariposa county and one of the old residents of Cathey Valley, where
husband was one of the largest land owners.
The funeral will be held at Oakdale on Monday at 1 p.m.
Since the death of her husband about a year ago, Mrs. CATHEY has lived at Livingston, where a niece, Mrs. BAILEY, also lives. She leaves a brother, J. B. WILKINSON of Cathey Valley, and a niece Mrs. Annie WILKINSON, at whose house she died.
Mrs. CATHEY had been visiting at Colfax and stopped on her way home to visit her niece at Oakdale. She contracted pneumonia, which caused her death.
The sad news comes as a shock to the wide circle of friends in Merced and Mariposa counties.- Merced Star.
FLINT, Mrs. Annie December 24, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH OF MRS. ANNIE FLINT
Mrs. Annie FLINT died on December 4th at her home in Hornitos. She was a pioneer in Mariposa County. She was born in Sidney Australia August 4, 1850, but came to California when she was nine years old, and came to Mariposa County where she resided except for a few years which were spent at Riverbank. She was married to John NORTHRUP in March 1867 and the fruit of the union was six children of whom three survive namely Mrs. Kate Eskew, Mrs. Flora RICOIVICH and Mrs. Lillian ALLRED. After Mr. NORTHRUP died she married Morris FLINT and from this marriage there were five children two of whom survive namely Mrs. Mabel ADAMS and Mrs. Pearl McCALL. She is also survived by two sister Mrs. Jennie SPAGNOLI of Antioch and Mrs. Mary BRANSON of Stockton.
LANDRUM, J. L. December 31, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
J. L. LANDRUM, brother of W. E. and F. L. LANDRUM of Merced, died at his home in Moberley, Mo., last Monday. He is survived by his widow and six children.
ALEXANDER, Stephan December 31, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
STEPHAN ALEXANDER DIES AT WEIMAR SANITARIUM
Stephan ALEXANDER, a native of Big Oak Flat and aged 67 years, who went to the Weimar sanitarium for treatment last October, died at that institution on Dec. 18th. His body was shipped to Big Oak Flat and the funeral was held under the auspices of the Yosemite Lodge No. ?7, I.O.O.F. Thursday and was directed by Undertaker BURDEN. Deceased is survived by two brothers and two sisters and sympathy is extended them in their bereavement. Steve ALEXANDER had many friends for he was a man of kind disposition. Sonora Union Democrat.
LEO-DANIELS December 31, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COUPLE MARRIED IN MARIPOSA
E. Francis LEO, a native of Bohemia, age 53 and resident of Hollywood and Zaa A. DANIELS- Starweather, a resident of Los Angeles, arrived in Mariposa on last Tuesday's stage and immediately proceeded to secure a marriage license from County Clerk GALLISON; then they hunted up Justice SCOTT and were joined in the Holy bands of matrimony in time to take the return stage to Merced the same afternoon.
HAWKINS, Rev. W. D. December 31, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MERCED PASTOR IS DEAD
Rev. W. D.
died in Oakland this morning. The remains will be brought to Merced and
the funeral held from the chapel of Welch & Griffin Monday
at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Plainsburg cemetery.
Rev. HAWKINS was pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Plainsburg from 1899 to 1905, and of the same church in Merced for one year following that time. Four children survive: Miss Emma F. HAWKINS of Stockton, William HAWKINS of Stockton, Alice HAWKINS of Oakland and Wilbert H. HAWKINS of the state of Washington. The wife of Rev. HAWKINS died in 1907. Rev. HAWKINS was 78 years old and a native of Missouri. Merced Sun, Dec. 24.
GRIFFIN, John J. (Jack) December 31, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
JOHN J. (JACK) GRIFFIN CALLED BY DEATH
John J. GRIFFIN
one of Merced's leading attorneys passed away at the home of his mother
in Merced at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from acute pneumonia from
he had been suffering, since Monday night. Mr. GRIFFIN had been in ill
health for some time but was able to be about and attend to his legal
Mr. GRIFFIN was 45 years 3 months of age and had spent almost his entire lifetime in Merced and was exceptionally well and favorably known throughout Mariposa County where he had many friends.
He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Dela DUFFY of Merced, four brothers and three sisters.
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