Mariposa Gazette 1898- 1900
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Mariposa Gazette 1898- 1900
Mariposa Gazette 1898
Vitals January 1898 Mariposa Gazette
January 1, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
January 8, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 8, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
MARRIS- In Mariposa, January 5th, 1898, Mariposa Gazette
January 15, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 15, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
ROWLAND- In Cathey's Valley, January 12th, 1898, to the wife of T. B. ROWLAND a son.
January 22, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Died January 22, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
HELM- At White Rock, January 10th, 1898, Oran, son of Allan and Nena HELM aged four years.
SNYDER- In Merced, January 17th, 1898, John W. SNYDER, a native of Kentucky aged 71 years.
HILL- At Whitlocks, January 20th, 1898, James C. HILL, a native of Cornwall, England, aged about 43 years.
January 29, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 29, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
GUEST- At Mt. Gaines, January 23rd, 1898, to the wife of John GUEST, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
LINDSEY-SMITH January 1, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Hiram LINDSEY, son of Supervisor LINDSEY, was married on Christmas Day to Miss Bertie SMITH of Groveland. The wedding took place at the residence of the bride's parents near Groveland. The newly married couple have taken up their residence in Coulterville.
SHOALWATER January 1, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
The Grim Reaper.
Saturday after an illness extending over
a period of several months, John SHOALWATER passed to the great beyond.
Mr. SHOALWATER was one of our oldest settlers, having come to California
from his native state, Virginia, in 1848. For many years he was in the
teaming business with C. F. HUFFMAN and others who have since acquired
fame and fortune. He followed that calling until late in the seventies,
when he located at his late home near Plainsburg and went into the business
of wheat raising on a large scale. Until about two years ago Mr. SHOALWATER
farmed jointly with R. W. FIX, and always with a large degree of success.
At the time of his death Mr. SHOALWATER was 65 years of age. He had been a bachelor until a year and a half ago, when he met and married Miss THOMAS, a sister of Mrs. Wm. BURNELL. About six months ago he went to the German Hospital in San Francisco for treatment for a complication of aliments, but he did not improve. Several weeks ago blood poisoning set in and it was required to amputate his leg, after which he seemed to rally though he never recovered from the shock caused by the operation. A few weeks ago he was brought home, but continued to decline until Saturday night when death relieved him of his suffering. The funeral was held this afternoon from the South Methodist Church of Merced and was largely attended.- Sun Dec. 27th.
HYDE- GOLDMAN January 15, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Dr. A. T. HYDE left Merced for
San Francisco Tuesday on the happiest mission of his life. He had gone
thither to join in holy wedlock one of Merced's fairest and most accomplished
belles, Miss Flora GOLDMAN. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev.
Dr. VOORANGER at the Galland residence, 1722 Bush Street, at 2 o'clock
p.m., yesterday, only immediate relatives of the contracting parties being
present. Both the bride and groom have a host of friends and admirers who
bespeak for them happiness, longevity and prosperity. For eight years the
Doctor has been prominently identified in business and social circles in
Merced and enjoys a lucrative practice in his chosen profession- that of
dentistry. The bride is the daughter of M. GOLDMAN, one of Merced's leading
merchants, and is a favorite among the young people of her set. Star
YANCEY, T. M. January 15, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Tuolumne's Sheriff Dead.
Sheriff T. M. YANCEY of Tuolumne county died at his residence in Sonora last Wednesday night after a lingering illness. The dead officer leaves an irreproachable record behind him. He held the office of Sheriff of Tuolumne county a number of years ago and after being out of term was again elected. During the past few years most of the work of the office has been carried on by deputies, illness having incapacitated the Sheriff from personally attending to the duties.
SNYDER, J. W. January 22, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Hon. J. W. SNYDER.
One more of the men who has contributed
to the history of Mariposa has passed to the other side. Hon J. W. SNYDER
of Jerseydale, this county, died at Merced city on last Monday morning
of cancer of the liver. His wife died of the same ailment last February.
His wife died of the same ailment last February. Her remains were temporally
buried in Merced but her husband had his plot in the Masonic cemetery of
this town prepared, and intended to move her remains here for permanent
On Tuesday the remains of husband and wife were brought here and on Wednesday buried side by side.
Mr. SNYDER came to Mariposa county in 1863 and has ever since resided here. Shortly after coming here he was married to the wife that preceded him to the grave by only a few months. The deceased was a physical giant; being over six feet in height and of a large frame. After coming to Mariposa county Mr. SNYDER made his home at what is now called Jerseydale, and has ever since resided there. During the early 70's the deceased was elected a member of the state legislature.
During the past few years he has been failing and his friends could see that his magnificent constitution was being rapidly undermined and knew his days were numbered. About three months ago he went to Merced' county, for a visit and was taken ill with what proved to be his last sickness. He was well cared for and nursed at the home of his wife's sister, Mr. T. MOUTREY, until within the last few weeks when he was moved to Merced, where he remained 'till the final summons came. The deceased was 71 years of age and a native of Kentucky.
The funeral took place from their hall in the Odd Fellows' building at haft past eleven on Wednesday and the remains were laid to rest with the ritualistic rites of that order.
HILL, James C. January 23, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of James C. HILL.
James C. HILL a native of Cornwall, England, died at his home in Whitlocks on Thursday morning last. The deceased has only been a resident of this county for a short time. He leaves a wife and several small children to mourn his early taking away. The deceased was a man who stood high in the estimation of all those who knew him, bearing a spotless reputation and of a high Christian character. He was a victim of consumption and for aa long time has been slowly dying from the ravages of the disease. He was comparatively a young man, being but 43 years of age. The funeral will take place tomorrow, Sunday, at 10 o'clock a.m. The remains will be interred in the cemetery at Mariposa.
Vitals February 1898 Mariposa Gazette
February 5, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 5, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
LITTLE- On Sherlocks, January 27th, 1898, to the wife of George N. LITTLE, a daughter.
WESTFALL- In Mariposa, February 3rd, 1898, to the wife of James D. WESTFALL a daughter.
Died February 5, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
MILBURN- In Mariposa, January 29th, 1898, John MILBURN, a native of California, aged about 36 years.
McELROY- At the County Hospital, January 5th, 1898, Mr. McELROY, a native of Massachusetts, aged 76 years.
FULKES- At the County Hospital, January 5th, 1898, a native of Virginia, aged 79 years.
VOORHIES- Near Coulterville, January 22nd, 1898, John VOORHIES, a native of Iowa, aged 48 years.
CAPURO- In Coulterville, January 22, 1898, F. CUPURO, a native of Italy, aged 61 years.
McMILLAN- In Cathey's Valley, January 29th,
1898, John A. McMILLAN, a native of Canada,
aged 67 years.
February 12, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 12, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
ASHWORTH- In Mariposa, February 9th, 1898, to the wife of Phinas ASHWORTH, a son.
Died February 12, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
DELBRIDGE- At Whitlocks, February 5th, Wm. J. DELBRIDGE a native of England, aged about 38 years.
BEKERLEG- At Whitlocks, February 5th, 1898, W. T. BECKERLAG, a native of England.
February 19, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 19, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
TURNER- Near Hornitos, February 12, 1898, Rose, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George TURNER.
SULLIVAN- At Haywards, Mariposa county, Cal., February 14th, 1898, Elizabeth M. SULLIVAN, a native of California aged 23 years and 5 months.
February 26, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
MILBURN, John February 5, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John MILBURN.
John MILBURN who was accidentally shot
last week and had his leg amputated, died at 4 o'clock p.m., on Saturday
last. His death was a
shock to the entire community. While the nature of the wound was such as to cause amputation of the leg, and his case considered a serious one, with the chances against him, people could hardly credit it that one in the prime of life, whom they saw every day, a picture of physical health and strength, was in the shadow of death. The shock from the accident was a heavy one and he never entirely rallied from it.
The deceased was 36 years old and was born in the Chowchilla valley, this county, and had spent his whole life within the confines of his native county. He was a good man and a general favorite, as well attested by the gathering of friends that attended the funeral services. He was a member of the Mariposa Lodge of Knights of Pythias and that order took charge of the remains and conducted the funeral services.
The funeral took place on Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m. and was largely attended.
MILBURN, John February 5, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Saturday evening John MILBURN passed from this world to another. It was a shock that touched the heart of all. "Just in the happiest, sunniest hour of all the voyage he passed to silence and pathetic dust. "But a few short days have passed since he walked amongst us, the strongest of us all, and now he sleeps in the windowless home of the dead. He is sleeping in the bosom of his native hills. 'Twas here his infant feet first learned to walk and here he first learned to think and feel, here he grew into vigorous manhood, and while life was beaming its brightest he passed away. A beautiful being enshrining within herself all that he deemed most lovely and beautiful in women had stamped the wichery of love's spell upon his heart. 'Twas a sweet dream that's buried too and all that's left now is an aching void. He rest amid the scenes he loved so well, he sleeps amidst the friends that will soon follow him. The singing birds are warbling their sweetest songs above him and spring nature soon will carpet his grave with flowers. Yet he wakes not to the touches of their beauty. "The silver cord is loosened and the golden bowl broken and they that look out of the windows are darkened." He is gone forever but his good deeds like the moonbeams on the stormy sea lights up the scene with a beauty so sweet, so sad, we would not if we could dispel the darkness that environs them." W, F. R.
CUPURO, F. February 5, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of F. CUPURO.
F. CUPURO, who for a number of years
has been a resident of Coulterville, died at his home in that town on the
22nd ult. Mr. CUPURO was an old timer and followed the occupation of shoemaker.
He was a native of Italy, aged 61 years and we believed unmarried. He was
a member of the Coulterville Lodge of Odd Fellows and was buried under
auspices of that body on the 23rd ult.
BRANDON, Myron February 12, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Myron BRANDON a young man of about twenty years of age committed suicide at Le Grand Wednesday. No particulars of the affair have reached us up to the time of going to press.
BECKERLEG & DELBRIDGE February 12, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Whitlock Mine Accident.
On Saturday last a most deplorable accident
occurred at WHITLOCKS by which two men, Thomas BEKERLEG and William DELBRIDGE,
lost their lives.
It appears the men had prepared to blast a number of holes in the bottom of the "Alabama" shaft and through some unaccountable means, which can never be known, the first shot went off before the men could escape followed by four others, killing both instantaneously and lacerating their bodies in a fearful manner.
When it was found that the men did not come to the surface at the usual quitting time. Mr. KEMP, the night boss, and a rescue party were appointed to search for them. They found several feet of water in the shaft and some shreds of clothing floating. By attaching the suction-hose to the pump, the water was soon lowered and the bodies recovered and brought to the surface.
BEKERLEG'S body had nearly all the clothing torn off, a piece of quartz the size of a ink bottle blown into his head, which was nearly severed from the body, and the body more or less cut or mangled.
DELBRIDGE had one leg badly smashed and appeared to have received terrible internal injuries. He leaves four young children who were entirely dependent on him. BEKERLEG leaves a wife and two infant children. The men were both in the prime of life and natives of England.
The bodies of both men were brought to Mariposa on Sunday by Undertaker McELLIGOTT. Mr. Bekerleg, being a member of the Knights of Pythias, that order took charge of his remains and conducted the funeral. Both men were buried on Monday afternoon, Mr. MITCHELL of Whitlocks conducted the church service. The funeral was largely attended, although the weather was very inclement.
Our entire sympathy is with the bereaved ones and the people of Whitlocks in general.
No blame can be attached to any one in the matter and as both men are dead no one can exactly say how the accident occurred.
GARBORINO, Mrs. February 26, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. GARBORINO committed suicide by shooting herself in the mouth several times with a small pistol, then she took a shot gun and shot herself in the left breast. It is too horrible in its details and too pitiable to describe. The poor woman must have been crazed. She was alone at the time.
Vitals March 1898 Mariposa Gazette
March 5, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
March 12, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 12, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
ASHWORTH- Near Mariposa, March 2, 1898, to the wife of J. B. ASHWORTH a son.
Died March 12, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
COFFMAN- In Madera, March 4th, 1898, W. F. COFFMAN, a native of Virginia aged 65 years.
March 19, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
March 26, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 26, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
LORD- Near Hornitos, March 16th, 1898, to the wife of David LORD a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
COFFMAN, W. F. March 12, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of W. F. COFFMAN.
William F. COFFMAN, one of Mariposa's oldest
citizens, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. S. UTTER in Madera,
on Friday evening of last week of cancer of the stomach.
Mr. COFFMAN was born February 5, 1833 in Amherst county, Virginia, and at the time of his death was just past 65 years of age. When he was seven years of age his parents moved to Missouri. At the age of 16 he crossed the plains coming to California in 1849. He came directly to
Mariposa county. His first work was mining at Carson Creek, which he followed with indifferent success. Politically deceased affiliated with the Democratic party. and held several positions of prominence. He held the office of Supervisor for two years, afterward he was elected assessor of Mariposa county to which office he was elected several times. After having served in that capacity for twelve or fourteen years he resigned to go into the stage business. He was elected to the Assembly from Merced and Mariposa Counties. At one time he was interested with A. H. WASHBURN & Co. in the stage line going into Yosemite Valley. He finally sold his interest to his partners and with Mr. George KINNEY of Madera he has for the past eleven years owned the saddle train in the Yosemite Valley.
The deceased was a good and had many warm friends, who deeply sympathized with him in his last illness. When William F. COFFMAN came to Mariposa county he had not yet reached the age of majority. Here he cast his his first vote and it was the proudest boast of his life that while voting for nearly half a century he had never once voted outside of Mariposa county.
The deceased entertained peculiar notions respecting funerals. He believed in having present on such occasions, all the friends of the departed one and a band to play at the funeral, whenever possible. His own funeral was such a one, his friends came from all parts of the state and the funeral was one of the largest ever seen in Mariposa. The funeral was conducted under the auspices of Mariposa Lodge F.& A. M. of which he was a member. His remains were interred in the Masonic cemetery, along side those of his wife who had preceded him to the grave some ten years.
Many messages of condolence from friends who could not be present at the funeral were received by the relatives of the deceased. Among them was the following telegram from Governor Budd:
To Judge J. M. CORCORAN. - Express to the family of W. F. COFFMAN my deep appreciation of him as a man, a citizen and a friend. And sincere regret that I am unable to attend funeral today.
James H. BUDD.
SMITH-CATHEY March 19, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Lee C. SMITH of Inyo county, and Miss Birdie CATHEY of Jerseydale, were married at the residence of Wm. B. DUNCAN of Chowchilla, Sunday, March 13th, Rev. Henry NEATE officiating.
TENEYCKE-ARTHUR March 26, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
A very quiet marriage and one that was a surprise
to their friends was consummated last Saturday by Judge CORCORAN. The hotel
register at SCHLAGETERS showed at dinner, Miss Belle ARTHUR of Bear Valley,
and Wm. N. TENEYCKE of Coulterville. During the afternoon the register
was marked "Miss ARTHUR no more." Upon inquiring we found that Judge CORCORAN
had made the change. Miss ARTHUR is from Hornitos which is her native home.
She is one of Mariposa county's favorite school teachers and popular Belles.
She is the present teacher of the Bear Valley school. Mr. TENEYCKE is Secretary
of the Louisiana mine situated ten miles east of Coulterville and is a
gentleman of sterling qualities. The
Gazette wishes them a long and happy life.
DAVILA, Fernando March 26, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Fernando DAVILA.
Fernando DAVILA died in Mariposa on the 20th of this month. He has been sick with consumption for several months and gradually declined until death relieved him of his sufferings. Fernando, as he was familiarly called, was raised in Hornitos and was a member of the Native Sons order. He was a widower, his wife died a few years past. He leaves two children and many friends who will miss him. The remains were interred in the Hornitos cemetery on Tuesday last.
VITALS April 1898 Mariposa Gazette
April 2, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 2, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
STRIBBLING- At Granite Springs, March 18th, 1898, to the wife of J. E. STRIBBLING, a son.
LOWE- At Date's Flat, March 2, 1898, to the wife of E. LOWE a son.
Died April 2, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
COUNTS- In Mariposa, April 1, 1898, George COUNTS, a native of Tennessee, aged 92 years and 5 months.
April 9, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 9, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
JONES- In Hornitos, April 4th, 1898, to the wife of George JONES a daughter.
April 16, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 16, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
BERTKEN- In Mariposa, April 12, 1898, to the wife of Julius BERTKEN, a daughter.
Married April 16, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
WHITE- VAN GEEM- In Mariposa, April 14th, 1898, by Rev. Henry NEATE, George E. WHITE and Miss Etta May VAN GEEM, both of Coulterville.
CAVIN-AUSTIN- Near Mariposa, April 12th, 1898, by the Rev. Henry NEATE, Wm. H. CAVIN and Miss Alice AUSTIN both of Whitlocks.
Died April 16, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
BURDETTE- In San Francisco, April 14th, 1898, Mrs. C. O. BURDETTE, a native of Mariposa county, aged 29 years.
April 23, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Married April 23, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
WOLLESON- TSCHIERSCHKY- In Stockton, April 12th, 1898, by the Rev. Mr. BLOCK, William T. WOLLESON, of Coulterville, to Miss Carrie TSCHIERSCHKY, of Stockton.
April 30, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 30, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
CHOISSER- In Bear Valley, April 24, 1898, to the wife of Joseph CHOISSER a son.
Married April 30, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
LIND-FARNSWORTH- In Mariposa, April 28th, 1898, by the Rev. Henry NEATE, Thomas T. LIND and Miss Franke FARNSWORTH, both of Mariposa.
Died April 30, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
DAVANAY- Near Mariposa, April 28th, 1898, Manuel DAVANAY, a native of Tennessee. aged about 75 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
COUNTS, George April 2, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
The Death of Geo. COUNTS.
At about 10 o'clock on Friday, April 1st, the
spirit of our venerable County Treasurer, George COUNTS, took its flight
from its earthly habitation.
His death was not altogether unexpected. Old age had drawn its folds about him and he was gradually losing his hold on life's lease, but would probably not have succumbed to deaths wand, had it not been for the la grippe, which is at present prevalent hereabouts and which was the immediate cause of his death.
The deceased was one of God's noblest creations. To say that he had not an enemy in the world is not saying the half, for wherever he was known he was not only admired, but loved. His character was little short of sublime, always an honorable, upright man, wherever he lived he was admired for his sterling qualities, and in his death the community loses a man whose life work may well be pointed to with pride by the present and future generations who will ever have a good word for the memory of this kindly old man. In early life he became a member of the M. E. church and while always affiliating with that church he was a man of broad religious views, doing good whenever and where ever opportunity offered.
The deceased was born October 5th, 1805, in Tennessee, and was in his 93rd year at the time of his death. He was twice elected to the lower branch of the legislature of the State of Arkansas and was clerk of Van Buren county ten years in the same State. He came to California first in 1849 and returned in 1850 and came last in 1854. He arrived in Coulterville on the 15th of that year. He held the office of Justice of the Peace almost continuously from the time of his arrival in Coulterville until 1869 when he was elected Treasurer of Mariposa County, holding that office from the first Monday in March, 1870, untilhis death.
Deceased was married June 3rd, 1828 and was the father of eleven children, six of whom are dead and five living, as follows: Mrs. S.E. OBARR, Mrs. Mary Jane JOY, Mrs. M. C. DUNCAN, Mrs. S. M. ALSANSON and S.P.O. COUNTS, besides numbers of grandchildren and great grand children.
During his whole life he has been a Democrat and affiliated with that party. He is a member of the Mariposa Lodge of F. & A.M., under whose auspices the funeral will be held on Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m.
LEDDY, LACY, PROBASCO, WALKER April 9, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Within the past week Death's busy reaper
has been a too frequent visitor in our midst. Following close on to the
death of our late County Treasurer were four other deaths in rapid succession.
It is not the effects of any malignant disease, but from various causes.
George LACY died at his home near Colorado, on Sunday April 3. The deceased was an old pioneer of Mariposa county. He was unmarried and at the time of his death was about 63 years of age. He was a native of Virginia. The deceased was a rather eccentric character and lived alone. Not much is known of his personal affairs.
The remains where brought to Mariposa for internment. The funeral took place at 2 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday.
Thomas LEDDY, an old time resident of Sherlocks, died on Sunday last. The deceased was about 65 years of age. He was a widower at the time of his death, his wife having died a couple of years ago.
Eugene PROBASCO, who had been ill for some time past with typhoid fever, died at his parents at the Propasco ranch, in Oakvale. The deceased was the second oldest living son of Henry PROBASCO and wife and was about 17 years of age. The funeral took place from the residence on Monday.
Pearl, the oldest daughter of A. G. WALKER and wife, of Whitlocks, succumbed to an attack of capillary bronchitis on Monday last. The funeral took place on Tuesday last at 2 o'clock p.m. The internment was in Mariposa.
LANGE, Annie April 16, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. Annie LANGE.
Mrs. Annie LANGE died at the home of
her mother, Mrs. Henry TYACK in Fruitvale, Sunday last. Mrs. LANGE was
only twenty five years of age and was a charming and accomplished young
women whose friends were legion. She had a sweet and winning disposition
that endeared her to all who met her. She had one child, a little daughter,
named Dulcie Aldelaide. The funeral took place on Tuesday last at 1 p.m.
from Mrs. TYACK's residence on Fourteenth and Basset streets, Fruitvale.
The remains were interred in Mountain View Cemetery.- Ex.
Mrs. LANGE was formerly a resident of Mariposa county, being the adopted daughter of Judge GRANT of Grant's Springs. Her early demise will be regretted by many friends.
WHITE- VAN GEEM married April 9, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
At The Parsonage.
On Thursday last a young man rushed by
our office and towards the parsonage. We mentally thought of sickness and
death and presumed the parson's services were required to minister to the
dying the consolation of religion.
We were wrong, for when Rev.. Henry NEATE, on his way to the court house, dropped into our sanctum. He simply said "another marriage, they were married at the parsonage just now," and he handed us the certificate to look at. The young couple were George E. WHITE and Miss Etta May VAN GEEM, both of Coulterville. They took their departure for Coulterville shortly after the ceremony and both looked "all smiles" as they took their departure.
CAVIN- AUSTIN April 16, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
By observation we are continually reminded
that all future existence is under the laws of change. Both mind and matter
are under this law. Men are ceasing to believe that marriage is a failure,
but are believing in the way of Life Divinely appointed at the time of
mans innocency. We have no chiming bells hung in lofty towers, but we have
many heart ringing in the nuptial bonds.
On Tuesday evening April 12 at 8:45 while the spangled heavens were declaring the majestic power of creation amid the grand old romantic hills of Mariposa county, at the residence of Mr. Clay AUSTIN, the nuptial bonds between Miss Alice AUSTIN and William Haynes CAVIN were declared by Rev. Henry NEATE.
The bridesmaid was a sister of the bride and her brother the best man. The bride was dressed in White, her sister in pink. There were only a few persons outside the members of the family. After the ceremony a beautiful supper was partaken of. The parlor was beautiful decorated with evergreens and lace curtains, and the time was most enjoyable.
LIND-FARNSWORTH married April 30, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
On Thursday evening last there was a
pleasant wedding celebrated at the FARNSWORTH residence in Mariposa. The
contracting parties were two of Mariposa's young people. Thomas T. LIND
and Miss Franke FARNSWORTH, both natives of Mariposa.
Only immediate relatives of the young people were present to witness the marriage ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. Henry NEATE.
Miss Laura PROUTY attended the bride as maid and Carl LIND acted in the capacity of groomsman. At the close of the ceremony an elegant wedding supper was served, after which the bridal party repaired to the Good Templar's Hall where many friends had assembled to tender a reception to the newly married couple.
The hall was handsomely decorated with ferns and flowers, the handiwork of the young ladies of the town. On the entrance of the bridal party the beautiful wedding march of Lonengrin was played. The bridal party was escorted to the seats of honor at the head of the hall where they received the congratulations of their friends.
The bride was handsomely dressed in a dress of white India silk, trimmed with chiffon and white duchess ribbons and carried a bouquet of white flowers. The bridesmaid wore a dress of white silk with lace and ribbon trimmings and carried a bouquet of white snow balls.
The groom was attired in a black Prince Albert suit.
No formal program for the evening was pursued, but music, singing, recitations and refreshments were indulged in. At about twelve o'clock the assembled dispersed.
DAVANAY, Manuel April 30, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
A Fatal Accident.
On Monday last Manuel DAVANAY met with
a fatal accident while trying to put a halter on a young horse. The horse
resisted all efforts to halter him rearing and plunging and finally ran
away. The rope with which the horse was tied in some manner got twisted
around Mr. DAVANAY's leg and the horse dragged him a distance of a quarter
of a mile, bruising him fearfully. Dr. KENNEY attended the injured man
and made him as comfortable as the circumstances would permit.
The injured man lingered till Wednesday afternoon, when death came to his relief.
The deceased has been a resident of Mariposa county for a great many years and was well and favorably known to a large circle of friends. He was unmarried. His funeral took place on Thursday from the residence of his brother, Hugh DAVANAY.
Vitals May 1898 Mariposa Gazette
May 7, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Married May 7, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
HELM-HIGUARA- In Mariposa, May 3rd, 1898, by B. O. MARSTON, J.P., James HELM and Lena HIGUARA both of Whitlocks.
May 14, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 14, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
GALLISON- In Mariposa, May 9, 1898, to the wife of Daniel ?. GALLISON a daughter.
DOLPH- In Whitlocks, May 1st, 1898, to the wife of William DOLPH a daughter.
Died May 14, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
NELSON- At the county hospital, May 9th, 1898, G. W. NELSON a native of New York, aged 75 years.
May 21, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Married May 21, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
COOK-GASSMAN- In San Francisco, May 16th, 1898, at the residence of the bride's parents, Albert COOK to Miss Cecil GASSMAN.
May 28, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Married May 28, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
WESTON- COOPER- At the home of the bride's parents, May 25, 1898, Rev. Henry NEATE officiating, Charles H. WESTON and Miss Nellie COOPER, both of Whitlocks.
JONANON- ARTRU- In San Francisco, April 18, 1898, August JANANON and Angel ARTRU, of Mariposa.
Died May 28, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
JONES- At the County Hospital, May 18, 1898, Martin JONES, a native of Ireland, aged 48 years.
GROVE- At Chowchilla, May 2?, 1898, J. H. GROVE, a native of Virginia, aged 46 years.
SMIDTH- Near Whitlocks, May 21, 1898, Frank SMIDTH, a native of Prussia, aged about 28 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
Phillips, Mrs. Eliza May 21, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Eliza PHILLIPS a pioneer resident of Merced, and one of our most highly respected ladies, died at her home in this city, Sunday evening, at the age of 86 years. Deceased was a native of England, but had lived in Merced for over twenty-five years. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. L. YOUNG, Mrs. T. CLOUGH and Mrs. E. B. JOLLEY to mourn her loss. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon and was attended by a large concourse of friends. The lady was long a resident of Hornitos, Mariposa county. - Merced Star.
ARTRU, Angel married MAY 28, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Angel the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ARTU was married in San Francisco on the 18th ult.
WESTON-COOPER May 28, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
WESTON - COOPER.
On Wednesday afternoon at the residence
of the bride's parents at Whitlocks Charles H. WESTON was united in marriage
to Miss Nellie COOPER. Rev. Henry NEATE was the officiating minister. The
bride is a estimable young lady , who, with her parents, came to Mariposa
only a few years since and with them have resided at Whitlocks since their
arrival. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis WESTON of Sherlocks
and is a native of this place. He is a young man of exemplary habits.
The Gazette tenders to the newly married couple its best wishes.
SMIDTH, Frank May 28, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Killing of Frank SMIDTH.
On Saturday last W. H. DUSENBERRY shot
and killed a man named Frank SMIDTH, at DUSENBERRY'S place on the road
to Whitlocks, about four miles north from Mariposa.
The killing took place in the afternoon about 3 o'clock. There were only three parties present, so far as known- the deceased, DUSENBERRY and Louie GRAUPMANN. The story as told by GRAUPMANN is that the deceased and himself were in the barroom, when DUSENBERRY, who had walked into a side room a moment before, came into the barroom where they were and at once accused the deceased and GRAUPMANN with having robbed his till. Both parties denied the accusation and DUSENBERRY grabbed a large knife, that looks more like a cleaver, and started towards the deceased who retreated backwards towards the door, where he picked up an ax, DUSENBERRY striking at him with the knife at the time. When DUSENBERRY saw deceased pick up the ax he rushed behind the bar , grabbed a shot gun, pointed it at the deceased and fired, the entire charge took effect under the right eye, killing him instantly. So close was the gun to the mans head that the fire from the gun cooked the flesh around the mouth of the wound. Not a grain of shot miscarried, even the wads were blown into the back of the dead mans head.
After the killing DUSENBERRY forced GRAUPMANN to remain there and called to Sam HOUSTON, a neighbor who lives close by, to go to town and inform the officer of what had happened. Sheriff PROUTY, Under Sheriff PAINE and the District Attorney went at once to the scene of the killing. DUSENBERRY was arrested, brought to town and lodged in jail.
When the Sheriff went into the house DUSENBERRY handed him a large rifle, saying that was the gun that did the work, and until the examination that was made next morning it was thought the killing was done with a rifle.
The deceased was a stranger in these parts; he was a blacksmith by trade and had been working at Bodi's wood camp on Mount Bullion and had quit only a day or two previous. He formerly worked in McDonalds blacksmith shop at Merced City. Those who knew him say he was a quiet, inoffensive man.
DUSENBERRY is an old timer and not a stranger in our criminal court. Twenty years ago he killed a man at New Years, in this county. At the trial he pleaded quilty to murder in the second degree and was sentenced to ten years in State Prison. He was pardoned by Governor STONEMAN, after having served about seven years, on account of services rendered at a fire in the prison. He returned to Mariposa county immediately afterwards.
The Coroners Jury.
The Coroner's Jury brought in a
verdict Monday evening that the deceased came to his death by a gunshot
wound, inflected by W. H. DUSENBERRY.
The Preliminary Examination.
The preliminary examination of DUSENBERRY took placed before Judge MARSTON on Tuesday evening. Only one witness was examined, Louie GRAUPMANN. His story was the same as related above. Judge MARSTON held the prisoner over, without bail, on the charge of murder.
GROVE, John H. May 28, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John H. GROVE.
On Saturday morning last a messenger from Herzer's ranch, in Chowchilla country, brought word that John GROVE had been found dead in his bed that morning. It was at once surmised that heart disease was the cause of death. Deputy Coroner Pat McELLIGOTT, District Attorney TRABUCCO and Under Sheriff R. L. PAINE at once repaired to the scene. A Coroner's jury was summoned and a inquest held. The facts elicited at the inquest were that the deceased had been ailing for some time and was quite ill the day previous, but was not supposed to be seriously ill. That evening he retired at 9 o'clock and during the night, about 2 o'clock of Saturday, James McDOWELL, a man who was sleeping in the same room heard Mr. GROVE turning or moving in bed. This was the last heard. The next morning when Mr. McDOWELL arose at 5 o'clock he found Mr. GROVE dead. The deceased was lying on his side as though in sleep. Death must have come while he slept. The deceased was a native of Virginia, aged 46 years. He came to California when a boy and has been a resident of Mariposa county at intervals for a great many years. At present the family of the deceased reside in Watsonville. He recently returned to Mariposa to pursue mining operations and at the time of his death was engaged in mining at the mouth of Saxons creek. Besides an aged mother, several brothers and a sister, the deceased leaves a wife and one child, who have the sympathy of the community in the untimely death of their relative. The remains were taken tto Watsonville on Sunday where internment was made.
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ALARID- In San Jose, May 28, 1898, Mrs. A. ALARID, aged 67 years.
June 11, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
June 18, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 18, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
REED- In Mariposa, June 16th, 1898, to the wife of John W. REED a son.
COLLINS- Near Hornitos, June 11th, 1898, to the wife of J. W. COLLINS a daughter.
June 25, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 25, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
COUGHRAN- M'CLURE- At White Rock, June 22nd, 1898, William M. COUGHRAN to Minnie L. McCLURE, both of White Rock.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
BERGER, J. D. June 11, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
On last Thursday evening J. D. BERGER, a teamster
in the employ of R. BALL at Whitlocks, was accidentally killed. The deceased
was driving a four horse team and was on his return trip to the wood camp
on the mountain, having delivered a load of wood at the Whitlocks mines.
When last seen he was going slowly along the up grade of the mountain.
The other teams that were ahead noticed the team standing on the grade
and upon going down found the deceased on the road dead, both wheels of
the heavy wood wagon had passed over his head and neck. The team standing
just ahead of him.
It was presumed that the deceased, who was afflicted with heart trouble, was taken with a sudden attack and fell off the wagon and met his death, Deceased came from Fresno. The Coroner's jury are holding an inquest on the remains as we go to press.
WHITMAN-HOELTZEL June 11, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
A delightful wedding occurred at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel HOELTZEL, eight miles above Coulterville, the contracting
parties being their only daughter, Miss Emma, and Mr. Fred WHITMAN, Superintendent
of the Boundurant mine. Rev. Henry NEATE of Mariposa impressively performed
the ceremony in a lovely bower which was very fittingly composed of beautiful
white azaleas and delicate, feathery, white blossoms converting the corner
of the parlor into almost fairy land.
While Mendolshon's Wedding March was being played by Miss Kittie FERGUSON, the bride, leaning on the arm of her father and preceded by the Maid of Honor, her cousin, Miss Emma ROHRBACHER of San Francisco, entered the room where the groom and his best man, Mr. DECKER, with the minister awaited them.
The wedding gown, with its orange blossoms and the filmy veil of tulle was a dream of loveliness, and the wearer was really a charming bride.
The Maid of Honor wore a lovely costume of lavender mull. After the ceremony an elaborate breakfast was served to a number of invited guests, among whom was an aunt of the bride, Mrs. Henry ROHRBUCKER of Stockton.
The presents were numerous and unusually handsome.
The following morning Mr. and Mrs. WHITMAN left on a trip to the
Yosemite Valley. K.F.
FARNSWORTH, infant June 18, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death from Scarlet Fever.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas FARNSWORTH died of scarlet fever last Tuesday morning at Wawona. The little one was about sixteen months old and had been ill only a couple of days. An epidemic of scarlet fever has been going the rounds at Wawona. A child tourist was the first to have the fever, the disease was contracted elsewhere. The elder child of Mr. and Mrs. FARNSWORTH had been taken down with the disease a few day previous, Dr. KEARNEY of Mariposa was summoned and the little one is now out of danger. The remains of the infant was brought to Mariposa and interred in the Odd Fellow's cemetery above town on Wednesday.
COUGHRAN-McCLURE June 25, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
On Wednesday last at White Rock, in this county,
the marriage of William M. COUGHRAN of Ben Hur and Miss Minnie McCLURE
of White Rock was celebrated. The ceremony took place at 9 o'clock on top
of White Rock, Rev. SAWRIE officiating. Chas. WILCOX acted as best man
for the groom and his sister Miss Nonie was bridesmaid.
The White Rock on which the ceremony was performed is a noted land mark and from whence the district takes its name. It is about two hundred feet in height and from its summit a grand view of the surrounding country may be had. There was about one hundred and fifty friends of the young couple present at the ceremony.
After the ceremony a picnic dinner was indulged in. The young couple then took their departure for the Yosemite Valley. We were kindly favored with an invitation to the wedding but the drudgery of the editorial rooms forced us to forego the pleasure, but our best wishes are with the bridal couple for a long and happy future.
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LATOUR- In Merced, June 25, 1898, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George LATOUR.
July 9, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 9, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
COVEL-KELLETT- Near Coulterville, June 27th, 1898, by Rev. Patrick O'KANE, James COVEL and Lizzie B. KELLETT, both of Coulterville.
Died July 9, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
FARNSWORTH- At Wawona, July 4th, 1898, Daisy, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas FARNSWORTH, aged 4 years.
July 16, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 16, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
GARBER- In Mariposa, July 13th, 1898, to the wife of Henry GARBER a son.
Married July 16, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
PULCIFER-CLARK- At Mountain View, July 9th, 1898, by Rev. W. A. BOOHER, Alexander W. PULCIFER and Mrs. Martha Francis CLARK, both of Oakland, Cal.
DEATSCH- WALKER- In Merced, July 10, 1898, by Rev. M. C. JOHNSON, A. S. DETSCH of White Rock, and Miss Bessie WALKER of Mariposa.
July 23, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
July 30, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 30, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
MOUTON-JOY- In Visalia, July 25th, 1898, by Thos. W. HOLDEN, J.P., Thos. H. MOUTON of Jamestown, Tuolumne county, to Miss LETHA M. JOY of Porterville, Cal.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
FARNSWORTH, Diasy July 9, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Diasy FARNSWORTH.
Daisy, the four year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. FARNSWORTH, died at Wawona on Monday, July 4th. The little
one had been sick for a month past with scarlet fever. This is the second
child Mr. and Mrs.
FARNSWORTH have lost in the last month of the same disease. The loss of their children is felt keenly by the parents, who have the sympathy of every one in their double bereavement.
The remains were brought to Mariposa for internment. The funeral took place on Tuesday.
ALBARAS, Manuel July 23, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
On Sunday last word was telephoned to
the Sheriffs office in Mariposa, that Manuel ALBARAS, a Mexican, who had
been living at New Years had been found dead, having been murdered. The
sheriff immediately proceeded to the scene of the tragedy and from him
we learn the following facts.
The deceased name was Manuel ALBARAS, and until the early part of May he had been working near Hornitos for T. CONTRERAS. Lately he has been stopping with the family of M. MAGILL at New Years. The last time he was seen alive was on Thursday, July 7th, 1898. About noon of that day he bought some vegetables from a peddler and went away from his house, accompanied by a small dog. No one paid any attention to where he went and it was supposed he had gone to visit a friend or had gone to Hornitos for the purpose of collecting the amount of a note due him from CONTRERAS, as he had been speaking about doing so for several days previous, no apprehension was felt at his returning at night or any time later. The next morning the little dog that accompanied him came back to MAGILLS'.
On last Sunday, July 17th, Peter VARAIN went to see about a wood chopper named Antonio RIVAS, who was chopping wood for VARAIN. Mrs. VARAIN had not noticed the man for a couple of days and sent her husband up to his cabin, about half a mile away, to see if anything was the matter. When Mr. VARAIN arrived he found the house locked and the key hidden below the ???? as if the owner had mearly stepped out. Mr. VARIAN noticed a stench as if something was dead and also saw a number of buzzards hovering around and he commenced to look around for the cause.
He soon found it. In a gully about 125 yards from the house he found the body of a man, or gather a portion of it that protruded from the ground and at once sent word to the Sheriff.
Upon investigation it was found that a foul murder had been committed and the perpetrator had endeavored to conceal his crime by burying the body in a gully about four feet deep and digging the bank down on to top of it, but only a small quantity of earth was placed on it and some animal had partially uncovered it leavening part of the body exposed. Upon being uncovered the body was identified as that of Manuel ALBARAS. The head had been completely severed from the body and the left jaw was broken.
A search was then instituted for RIVAS, but he could not be found. His cabin was entered and everything was in order. All his good clothes were there, provisions, cheese tobacco, etc., that had been bought out from town in a peddlers wagon on the previous Thursday were untouched, save a small piece of cheese. It looked as though he had put the articles in the house and never returned. The peddler who bought the goods on Thursday was the last man that saw him and his absence can only be accounted for on the ground that he wished to flee from the country, and is the only reason for connecting him to the crime.
Why he remained a full week in the vicinity and did not attempt to flee is a mystery, if he is the criminal. The body was buried close to his house and he had to walk within ten feet of it every time he went to the spring for water and when he went to work he crossed about forty feet from the spot.
The pick used in digging the ban down is an old blunt one and was found under the willows a little way below where the body was found. It was recognized as an old pick belonging to RIVAS and had stood outside his cabin door for a number of months.
Search was made in every place at which he could likely be found but without success. If not the murderer he may be himself murdered.
The Coroner's jury brought in a verdict of murder and accused Antonio RIVAS with the commission of the crime.
Description of RIVAS.
The Sheriff has issued the following description of Antonio RIVAS, Mexican: aged 60 years; height about 5 feet, 8 inches; weight 175 pounds; very dark complexion; one-half of left ear cut off, up and down; large scar across nose and cheek; bare spot on head about the size of a silver dollar.
LEWIS, Charles July 30, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Funeral of Chas. LEWIS.
The funeral of Charles LEWIS, the member
of Company H who died at the post hospital at the Presidio last Sunday,
was held this morning from the undertaking parlors of CLOUGH & NORDDGREN.
The remains were brought up from the city on Sundays night's train. A large
number of carriages followed the remains to the Odd Fellows' cemetery,
being escorted by a squad of eight men from Company H. Rev. M. C. JOHNSON
delivered a short sermon at the grave which was followed by the usual military
salute of three volleys fired by soldiers.
Charles LEWIS was a son of D. L. LEWIS, whose home is near DARRAH, Mariposa county, Mr. and Mrs. D.L. LEWIS the parents of the deceased,their daughters, Miss Lillie and Birdie and son John; also Al. FRESHER, son in law of Mr. LEWIS, and children where present at the funeral.
The members and ex-members of Company H who composed the military escort were, J. B. BAKER, L. B. SILVEY, Frank GRIFFITH, Sam ROSENTHAL, E. DENNISON, George ADRIAN, Will SMITH and T. F. POTTER.- Merced Sun,
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August 6, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Married August 6, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
LIND-PAINE- In Mariposa, August 2nd, 1898, by B. O. MARSTON, J.P., Wm. W. LIND and Miss Alice PAINE both of Mariposa.
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August 20, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
August 27, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Died August 27, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
DULCICH- In Hunter's Valley, August 22nd 1898, Giacomo DULCICH, a native of Austria, aged 65 years.
THORN- Near Hornitos, August 21, 1898, Thomas J. THORN, a native of Arkansas, aged 59 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
LIND-PAINE August 6, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
On Tuesday evening last there was a quiet wedding
at the home of Mrs. PAINE in Mariposa. Her youngest daughter Alice, was
united in marriage to William W. LIND of this place. Only relatives of
the contracting parties were present at the ceremony, which was performed
by Judge B. O. MARSTON.
The bride was attired in a handsome dress of white, while the groom wore the customary black.
Miss Rachael PAINE acted in the capacity of maid to the bride while Carl LIND was the grooms best man.
The young people are both well and favorably known in Mariposa and bear the best wishes of their many friends to there home in Stockton, for which they departed the next morning.
RIVAS, Antonio August 6, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Another Probable Murder.
Antonio RIVAS the man who so mysteriously disappeared
from his home in New Years on July 14th, and on that account was suspected
of being the murderer of Manuel ALBARAS, was found dead about a mile from
his home on Monday last, by a man named BROWN.
The death of RIVAS is another mystery, which looks as though somewhere in the country around New Years there lurks some fiend that revels in murder and kills for the sake of killing.
The body of RIVAS was found under the bank in a lonely place in a ravine, and on the rocks below for quite a distance to where a trail intersects the ravine spots, of what resembles blood, were found. The body was in such a state of decomposition that no evidence as to how death was brought about could be detected. There was no indention of the skull nor any bones broken. The body of RIVAS, or Riivers as he is more commonly called, was identified by his shoes, clothing and tobacco pouch.
RIVAS was last seen alive on July 14th, just one week after ALBARAS was seen, and from indications as to the condition of his cabin he did not leave with the intention of being away any length of time. While the Coroner's jury brought in a verdict of death from unknown causes, there is strong suspicion that a foul murder has been committed. This makes three men who have met death mysteriously in that neighborhood within a short time back.
If the stains on the rocks below where the body was found prove to be blood, it is quite evident that the body was carried there from some other place. The stains on the rocks are to be examined under the microscope.
CLOW, Edward August 13, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Edward CLOW.
Edward CLOW the fourteen year old son
of Henry CLOW of Le Grand, died at six o'clock this morning, the cause
of his untimely demise being an attack of spinal meningitis which was contracted
a week ago. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning from the home of Mr.
CLOW at 10 o'clock, with internment at Plainsburg. - Merced Sun., Aug.
The deceased was a nephew of Frank CLOW of this place and was in Mariposa a week before his death. He drove a party up and took the wagon back. He was apparently in the best of health.
SUTRO, Adolph August 13, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Adolph SUTRO Dead.
Adolph SUTRO, the man whose name is familiar
with every person on the Pacific Slope, died at his daughter's home in
San Francisco, last Monday morning.
The deceased was an eccentric individual, but always regarded as the friend of the laboring class.
When he ran for Mayor of San Francisco a few years ago the masses elected him inspite of the opposition of the papers and the money powers. He fought the corporations until the last and singularly enough always came out victorious and in the end never failed to augment his private fortune.
His mind gave way during the last spring and he was declared insane and a guardian appointed for him.
His name will not be forgotten for in the Sutro Tunnel on the Comstock and the elegant baths on the Heights at San Francisco, are monuments that will perpetuate the name Adolph SUTRO, millionaire and benefactor.
BOGEN, Fred August 13,1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Colonel Fred BOGEN.
Boston, Aug. 9. - Colonel Fred G. BOGAN,
commander of the Ninth Massachusetts Volunteers, died at his home in Charleston
yesterday. Colonel BOGAN arrived home from Cuba a few days ago in a greatly
debilitated condition as the result of the hardships of the campaign, but
it was thought he would recover and he showed favorable symptoms until
yesterday, when a sudden change came and he died a few minutes later, Colonel
BOGAN was 48 years of age.
The deceased was a cousin of Charles BOGAN, now of San Rafael, formerly of Mariposa.
BAGBY, Twins August 20, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
B. A. BAGBY of Benton Mills, is wearing
a smile as broad as that of a successful candidate. Its twins though in
this case, a boy and a girl.
The entire Gazette force send congratulations.
STEWART, Mary E. August 20, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mary E. STEWART.
In the Sunset clime far from home and
loving friends, Mary E. STEWART passed from the scenes of earth to the
full realization of her hopes beyond death. She was a native of Massachusetts
and a lady of rare intelligence, coming here a little more than a year
ago on a visit to her aunt, Mrs. S. M. MAGOON, and hoping the far famed
climate of California would improve her delicate health.
She was interred in the MAGOON Burial lot on Glendale Farm, where each spring loving hands shall help ?????? to garland her grave with the flowers she loved so well.
She leaves two brothers with numerous friends and relatives in Massachusetts to mourn her early demise. In California an aunt, Mrs. S. M. MAGOON, and cousins, Misses Nettie and Lillian MAGOON, Mrs. James WALLER, John and Fred CLARK, in whose hearts she had endeared herself in her brief stay.
Farewell sweet Evelyn,
But not forever,
Again we'll meet thee,
Where farewells are spoken never.
HALSTED, George Jr. August 20, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
We are called upon to note the
sad death of George HALSTEAD Jr., by drowning in the Tuolumne river, near
Roger's Bar on the 14th instant.
The young man was engaged with others in the construction of a dam across the river when his unfortunate death occurred. According to our informant George went into the river below the dam with a sack of sand and suddenly disappeared, being carried under by the swift water. So strong was the under current that it was a difficult task to pull out a man who was immediately let down with a rope around hiss body, to rescue if possible, the drowning man.
The body had not been recovered when we received our information of the fatal accident, but had been located and doubtless by this writing has been recovered and the last sad funeral rites performed. Deceased was the son of Mr. Frank HALSTEAD of Granite Springs, near Coulterville, and was about 28 years of age. He was an industrious young man and of exemplary habits. The bereaved parents and other relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
STREETER. Walter August 27, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Walter STREETER Dead.
Jarvis STREETER of the Abstract office
yesterday morning received a telegram announcing the death in Los Angelese
of his brother, Walter D. STREETER. The deceased lived in this city
up to the first of the month and has been engaged in the butcher business.
Consumption was the cause of his death. He did not know that he was affected
with the insidious disease until a few years ago when he was examined for
a life insurance policy. Last April he suffered an attack of congestion
of the lungs.
The funeral will take place from the home of the young man's parent's in Los Angeles. He will be buried in that city. He was 27 years old and leaves a wife and two children. Jarvis STREETER left on the 6 o'clock train last evening for Los Angeles- Fresno Republican, Aug. 21.
The deceased was a native of Mariposa county where he was raised to manhood. His father Jarvis STREETER, was for many years County Clerk of this county. The deceased had many friends here who will regret his early demise.
DULCICH, Giocomo August 27, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Giacomo DULCICH.
On Monday evening last at about five o'clock
Giacomo DULCICH of Hunter's Valley, quietly passed away.
He had been sick for some time past with typhoid fever, which was the cause of his death.
The deceased was a young man of exemplary habits. He was the nephew of George DULCICH, and came here when a young man from Austria, his native country.
A few years ago he was married to Miss Angie CASTAGNETTO, who with two little children are left to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father.
His remains were interred on Wednesday at the Odd Fellows cemetery in Bear Valley, under the auspices of the Hornitos Lodge of Odd Fellows, the deceased being a member of that order.
THORN, Tom August 27, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Suicide of Tom THORN.
On Sunday last word was telephoned to Mariposa
that Tom THORN had been found dead in his house on the Wilson ranch near
Hornitos. On investigation it was found that he had committed suicide.
A bottle of strychnine was found near the body.
The exact time when the deed was committed is not known as no one was with him. Mr. Thorn was an old resident of Hornitos and vicinity, coming to this county from Texas when a young man. He was a brother of J.F. THORN of Quartzburg. He was 50 years of age at the time of his death.
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HUMES- In Hornitos, August 6th, 1898, to the wife of Al P. HUMES, a son.
FARNSWORTH- Near Hornitos, August 28th, 1898, to the wife of Thomas FARNSWORTH, a son.
September 10, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Died September 10, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
DOLAN- In San Francisco, September 2nd, 1898, Mary Frances DOLAN, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James J. DOLAN, formerly of Bear Valley, Mariposa county, a native of San Francisco aged 22 years.
Born September 10, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
CORCORAN- In San Francisco, September 5th, 1898, to the wife of John H. CORCORAN, a son.
GANN- Near Mariposa, July 31st, 1898, to the wife of Wm. GANN a daughter.
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September 24, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Died September 24, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
POTTER- Near White Rock, September 14th, 1898, Jeane POTTER, wife of Charles POTTER, a native of California, aged 21 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
ROWLAND, Will September 3, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
The many friends of Will ROWLAND will regret to learn that he is among the victims of the fever scourge at Camp Merritt.
FARNSWORTH, son September 3, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
A little son came to gladden the heart and home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas FARNSWORTH last Monday and it helps to fill the vacancy caused by the death of their two children that they buried in Mariposa a short time ago.
DOLAN, Mamie September 10, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death Of Mamie DOLAN.
On Friday, September 2cd, Mamie DOLAN, the
youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James DOLAN, died at the home of her
parents in San Francisco. She was a native of San Francisco and only 22
years of age, but fell a victim of that dread disease consumption.
About three years ago she entered the hospital in San Francisco to learn to be a nurse. For two years she labored there and was assigned to the consumptive ward, here she contracted the disease that was to cause her untimely death.
The deceased was a young women of excellent attainments and an amiable disposition that endeared her to all who knew her. She was the especial favorite of the house hold, which is now shrouded in sorrow at the loss of their daughter and sister.
DONAHOE, James September 10, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
James DONAHOE Dead.
James DONAHOE and old and respected citizen
of Don Pedro's Bar, on the Tuolumne river, above La Grange, died at his
home on the 27th of last month. The cause of death was injuries received
a few days previous by being thrown from his horse. Mr. DONAHOE was a pioneer
of 1850. The deceased leaves four children to mourn his loss.
A Frightful Suicide.
Last Sunday the body of a man was found dead between Coulterville and Priest's. Upon investigation it was found to be a case of suicide. Deceased name was Chris HERR and he was an old resident of Tuolumne county. He is supposed to have some property in the east. Before committing the rash act, deceased dug his own grave and made final preparations for his burial, then left a note that he was tired of living. He then completed the job by shooting himself.
Contact Jennifer Heer if you are researching the HERR name.
A Determined Suicide.
On Thursday last word was brought to
town that George RIPPE, who lives at the old Malone place, had committed
suicide. Deputy Coroner McELLIGOTT went to the place and held an inquest
which developed the following facts.
Deceased was last seen alive at about on half hour before sundown the evening previous by George GILLIAM, who is the only neighbor. Deceased was sick and despondent. Next morning GILLIAM called to inquire for him and found him dead. Deceased had cut a gash in his throat with a knife, he also cut both wrist and a quantity of arsenic on the table close by indicated that he had also taken some of the drug. In his arm was a rifle which he evidently prepared to assist his exit to the other world, he had a string tied to it and had his shoe off of one foot, but the knife and arsenic had accomplished the work and before he could use the gun the end came.
He left a note stating that he left GILLIAM in charge of the place till his brother could come out from Indiana, and recommended that he be paid at the rate of one dollar per day.
ANDREWS, Mrs. N. J. September 17, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. N.J. ANDREWS.
Mrs. N. J. ANDREWS died at her
home in Oysterville, Pacific county, Wash., on September 9th, 1898, aged
61 years. The deceased had suffered from heart trouble for years but death
was unexpected at this time. At 10 o'clock she arose and went to her son's
room calling him and saying she believed she was going to die. She then
returned to her own room and in a few minutes she was gone. The deceased
was a widow of Samuel
ANDREWS and mother of nine children, six of whom survive her, among them being Mrs. S. M. PATE of Cathey's Valley. Rest, dear mother rest. In sweet peace we shall be called home one by one to rest in peace with thee.
DE SILVA- FELIZ September 24, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
John De SILVA of Bear Valley secured a marriage license Thursday from County Clerk NEWMAN, who will wed Miss Josie R. FELIZ of Whitlocks today.
Indian JEFF September 24, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Indian Jeff, a well known character, died at the rancheria near Mariposa last Wednesday. Jeff was one of the Indians rounded up and selected for slaughter at the time a number were killed between Pea Ridge and Mariposa, by whites about 1870. He was captured and bound but managed to escape among a fusillade of bullets.
SKEWS, WARREN, FALISE September 24, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
The Coulterville Explosion.
The Mary Harrison mine at Coulterville
was the scene of one of those terrible mining accidents, which cause a
shudder at the remembrance.
On Friday afternoon of last week, three miners, John SKEWS, Harry WARREN and Manuel FALISE, were literally blown to atoms by the explosion of giant powder. Just how the accident occurred will remain a mystery, for none are left to tell the tale. The three men were engaged in driving a tunnel from a winze, on the lower level of the Mary Harrison mine, to connect with another tunnel driven from the shaft in another part of the mine. The tunnel was to be used for ventilating purposes and was being run with machine drills. As many holes as were necessary were drilled about 6 feet deep, in the face of the tunnel; they were then loaded and fired by means of a battery. When the men went down the mine after dinner, they took two fifty pound boxes of powder with them, one of which they left in the winze some distance away, where it was found after the accident occurred, for two of them were exploded, while several others were loaded but not exploded. The balance of the box of powder taken into the tunnel was exploded.
The bodies of the three men were torn to shreds and only parts of the bodies could be recognized. The remains were gathered as best they could and on Saturday they were interred.
There were separate funerals and were attended by the employee's of the Merced Company in a body and the many friends of the deceased miners turned out making three of the largest funerals ever seen in Coulterville.
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ANTONE- At the county hospital September 25th, 1898, Manuel ANTONE, a native of Portugal, aged 66 years.
Married October 1, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
DESILVA- FELIX- At Princeton, Saturday September 24th, 1898, by Judge J. M. CORCORAN, John DESILVA and Miss Josie FELIX.
October 8, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 8, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
CAMIN- In Mariposa, October 2nd, 1898, to the wife of A. A. CAMIN, a son.
Died October 8, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
CAMIN- In Mariposa, October 2, 1898, Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. CAMIN.
October 15, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 15, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
WILLIAMS- In Hunter's Valley, October 1st, 1898, to the wife of Wm. WILLIAMS a son.
Married October 15, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
JONES-DELBRIDGE- In Mariposa, Sunday, October 9th, 1898 by Judge J. M. CORCORAN, Joseph JONES and Miss May DELBRIDGE, both of Whitlocks.
October 22, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Married October 22, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
ADAIR-LANE- In Angels Camp October 12th, 1898, James ADAIR and Miss Ella LANE, both of Angels Camp.
DEPAULI-GAZZOLO- In Coulterville, October 18th, 1898, J. DEPAULI of Bakersfield to Miss Lenora GAZZOLO of Coulterville.
September 29, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
DeSILVA-FELIX October 1, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
On Saturday last in Princeton, John DeSILVA
of Bear Valley and Miss Josie FELIX were united in marriage. Hon. J.M.
CORCORAN performed the ceremony.
A number of invited guest were present. In the evening a dance was given in the old Temperance hall to commemorate the occasion.
WILLIAMS, infant October 15, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Wm. WILLIAM'S wife of Hunter's Valley, made William glad by presenting him with an infant son on the first of the month. This is the eleventh time he had been made glad, ten sons and a daughter.
JONES-DELBRIDGE October 15, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Last Sunday, at 2 o'clock p.m., in the parlors of
the Hotel Schlageter, our worthy Judge, John M. CORCORAN, joined in wedlock
Joseph JONES and Miss May DELBRIDGE both of Whitlocks. The ceremony was
witnessed only by the friends and relatives of the happy couple. Miss Maud
PERRY was bridesmaid, and not a fairer one ever graced so enviable an honor.
Chris COOPER was honored withh the favor of best man to th groom.
The bride- well I am not a connoisseur on dress, but she was fittingly and beautifully attired, and looked a flower of loveliest spring. Her native home is Virginia City, Nevada, but in her blushing face Mariposa has planted its fairest blossoms and claims her as its own. Mr. JONES is in the employ of the Tendron Mining Company and is a worthy young man and merits such a bride as he has won. We can add nothing more in his behalf. Immediately following the marriage ceremony the party adjourned to the dining room were a bounteous spread, prepared by Mr. SCHLAGETER awaited them. Joy and festivity attended the banquet, after which the Mariposa Brass Band rendered several appropriate pieces.
Mr. JONES and bride, attended by the bridesmaid and groomsman, appeared in front of the band and assembled throng, and in a few well chosen words thanked the band for the music and introduced his bride.
To the newly married couple the Gazette tenders its most sincere felicitations for their future happiness, and as the eager winds of love gladden the sails of the present, we trust that as life's voyage lengthens no storms may come, but as now kissed by summer breezes they mail sail through life over a tranquil sea.
The friends who where in attendance were from Whitlocks. We have a list of names from the hotel register and if we fail to mention any who were in attendance, attributed it to the register.
Mrs. DELBRIDGE and family, R. F. BALL and family, Chris G. COOPER, J. B. ERSTINE and wife, W. G. TRENGOVE, A.S . LANGLEY, S. J. CHAMPION, Henry WARMINGTON, Leonard WARMINGTON, Jim TRESIDDER, E. TRENSGOVE, J. COOMBS, H. S. COOPER.
ADAIR-LANE October 22, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Last Wednesday James ADAIR and Miss Elia LANE were quietly united in the holy bonds of matrimony by his Honor Judge COOLEY. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Jas. LANE, of this town, and is a most excellent young lady. The groom has been a resident of Angel's Camp for several years and is most exemplary young man. We are personally acquainted with the bride and groom, hence take great pleasure in chronicling their wedding. The Echo joins their many friends in congratulating them upon their new departure in life, and wish them long life, happiness and prosperity. - Mountain Echo.
DEPAUH-GAZZOLO October 22, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Wedding at Coulterville.
At the Catholic Church in Coulterville on the 18th of October, the Rev. Father GUERIN united in marriage J. DEPAUH of Bakersfield, and Miss Lenora GAZZOLO of Coulterville. John and James GAZZOLO acted as groomsmen and Miss Ardesi as bridesmaid. The marriage was attended only by relatives of the contracting parties. The happy couple left for the bay and after a month sight seeing will go to Bakersfield to make their future home.
DUNCAN, James H. October 22, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Another Pioneer Gone.
James H. DUNCAN died at Fairoaks on October
3rd from malarial fever. Mr. DUNCAN was an old and popular Mariposan. He
came to the county in 1861 and made his home in the high Sierras. He loved
the ruggedness and wildness of nature. His summer home was at Crescent
Lake where he pastured his horses and hunted Grizzly bear. He is credited
with killing over a hundred of the forest monarchs. He was a typical Californian
mountaineer and was admired for his sterling qualities by all who knew
him. He was buried at Fairoaks on his sisters farm, Miss Sarah SLOCUM.
The old pioneers are falling away but they will never be forgotten, their
lives make the history of California's golden days and no matter where
they be California is their monument.
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ADAIR-KERRINS- In Mariposa, November 1st, 1898, by the Rev. P. GUERIN of Sonora, Joseph A. ADAIR and Miss Annie L. KERRINS, both of Mariposa.
November 12, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
November 19, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Married November 19, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
SMITH-SMITH- At the residence of J. W. CONGDON
in Mariposa, by the Rev. Henry NEATE, Lee Chapman SMITH to Mabel SMITH
The above marriage was celebrated to confirm a previous marriage, celebrated March 13th, 1898, the validity of which had been questioned.
November 26, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
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TRABUCCO- In Bear Valley, November 19th, 1898, to the wife of John B. TRABUCCO, a son.
TRABUCCO- In Princeton, November 20th, 1898, to the wife of Frank TRABUCCO, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
CAMPODONICO-VALVERDE- November 5, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Hornitos has added its name to the marriage list this week. Louis CAMPODONICO was married to Miss Virginia VALVERDE, both of Hornitos. We wish them much happiness.
DEPAULI-GAZZOLO November 5, 18988 Mariposa Gazette
The following communication was received to
late for publication in last week's issue.
Another happy marriage has come and gone like a white rigged bark that has sailed over an enchanted summer sea. And now 'tis memory but the spell of its loveliness lingers with us like the aroma of precious flowers. Somehow, we don't know how, a marriage of friends some times makes us sad, but it is a sadness we love. So sweetly sad we would not if we could dispel the charm that envirous us.
Miss Leonora GAZZOLO was a Coulterville girl loved by all. Here amid these beauteous hills where the low hung lamps of the skies chase away night's shadows and weaves loves meshes, she grew to beauteous womanhood. The beauty that blooms in fair Italia's land has been re-awakened and made fairer beneath the golden shies of California. She was a prize to be won and lucky indeed is the happy groom, Mr. James L. DEPAULI.
The marriage took place at high noon in the Catholic Church, Rev. Father GUERIN officiating. The ceremony was short but impressive.
The relatives of the contracting parties were all that were present. Her father was her escort. The bridesmaids were Miss Etta ARDIZZI, niece of the groom, and Miss May GAZZOLO, sister of the bride. John and Jas. GAZZOLO were the groomsmen. The bride's dress was white satin covered with white organdy and chiffon lace. A beautiful flowing vail of tullie completed her dress. Miss May GAZZOLO wore a cream silk, covered canary color organdy. Miss Etta ARDIZZI's dress was sky blue organdy. Many costly and beautiful presents were received by them.
Mr. DEPAULI is a member of the firm Ardizzi & Olcese, merchants of Kern. They will pass their honeymoon in traveling through the southern part of the state. They will make their home in Kern City. Coulterville feels the loss of one of its fairest daughters but her future happiness is also theirs. May no trouble cloud her life's sky is the sincere wish of
A Life Long Friend.
Coulterville, October 28th, 1898.
ADAIR-KERRINS November 5, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Joseph A. ADAIR and Miss Annie L. KERRINS Married.
We were one of the many friends
present who witnessed the marriage of Joseph A. ADAIR to Miss Annie KERRINS,
by Father GUERIN in the St. Joseph church of Mariposa. The house was filled
to overflowing, many not being able to find seats. The day was commemorative
of the happy event. It was a day of days, amid its bright beauty surely
life was worth living. Not a cloud floated in the Heavens, while spring
sunshine gleamed through November air. Never did Nature smile more auspiciously
on a marriage ceremony. The assemblage of so many friends was a tribute
to the esteem in which they both are held.. The church was beautifully
decorated and impressed one with its sacred beauty.
The groom, accompanied by his friend, Robert L. PAINE, as groomsman, walked down the aisle to the alter. Then came the beautiful bride blushing in all the wealth of beauteous womanhood leaning on her father's arm. Here the groom and groomsman met the bride and bridesmaids and conducted them to their seats in front of the alter. The bride was attired in cream white brocaded satin trimmmed with Point de Alencon lace and pearl passementerie. A torque of white satin ribbon trimmed with white fluffy aigrettes and brilliants completed her costume. She carried a bouquet of bride-roses tied with a true loves knot of white satin ribbon.
Miss Julie G. KERRINS, the bride's sister, was bridesmaid. Her costume was a handsome one, a sea green silk dress with a overdress of chiffon, a large black velvet Gainsborough hat trimmed with ostrich plumes and aigrettes comprised her costume. She carried a bouquet of bridesmaid roses tied with sea green satin ribbon.
The marriage ceremony was beautiful and impressive. Miss Alice CORCORAN presided at the organ. Mrs. Edith TRABUCCO, Mrs. Thos. McELLIGOTT, Mrs. Geo. LIND, Misses Lena WEILER and May CORCORAN furnished the vocal music, which they rendered excellently. After the ceremony Rev. GUERIN delivered an eloquent sermon on the marriage obligations which was advise that all should take home and live by.
Mrs. Joseph ADAIR was born in Mariposa and here has been her home, here she passed her school days, and here she grew to beauteous womanhood. That Mariposans respect and love her was shown by the interest by the entire community in her marriage. She was a popular school teacher and is endeared to the hearts of all her pupils.
Mr. ADAIR is to well known in Mariposa to need introduction, and yet we cannot refrain from speaking few words concerning him. He was born in El Dorado county within sight of the historic monument dedicated to Marshall, the pioneer gold finder of California, but Mariposa claims him for it was in this county he grew from childhood to manhood. For years he was a school teacher in this county, but his mind grew with his years and he entered into the practice of law. He was District Attorney of this county and occupies a high position in his chosen profession. He is also the editor of the Mariposa Gazette.
Immediately following the wedding ceremony the bridal party and intimate friends repaired to the home of the bride's father, were a wedding breakfast awaited them. Then beneath a shower of old shoes and rice the newly married couple started for Merced to intercept the evening train for Los Angeles, where they will spend their honeymoon.
We trust that their journey through life will continue as bright as its commencement and if trouble should beset them, that it may be like a cloud that briefly darkens the sky but leaves it cleaner when dispelled by the breezes of the Heavens; and I know I voice the sentiment of all when I say that our best wishes are for their future happiness and prosperity connected with their interests in Mariposa.
W. F. R.
Mariposa, November 1st, 1898.
JONES-YANCY November 12, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
JONES- YANCY Nuptials.
A surprise was given Mariposa last Saturday
evening when Dr. JONES, the popular dentist of Sonora, brought to our fair
city a beautiful bride. The Dr. recently has been in town practicing his
profession. Last Friday morning, without consulting the Gazette, he took
the stage for Merced. There he was met by Miss Belle YANCEY of Sonora and
in the parlors of the El Capitan hotel they were married by Minister SMITH
of the M. E. Church South, Sunday morning, November 5th.
Dr. JONES visits us quite often in his professional duties, and at one time he was permanent in business here, but his restlessness carried him to Sonora. There a beautiful vision crossed his path enshrining within herself all that he deemed most lovely and beautiful in women and the witchery of love spells was pressed upon his heart, so the Dr. was married . His bride was born in Sonora and is a daughter of ex-Sheriff YANCY of Tuolumne county. The Dr. hails from the old country of Missouri, but as he was three years of age when he left there, you could not notice but what he was an American. The Dr. is a Democrat being an ardent advocate of silver and gold, not only ot fill teeth, but as the money of the people. That he may never change his views id our wish.
Coupled with our heartfelt desire to see him continue prosperous and happy and to himself and wife the Gazette asks to be remembered as a friend.
GOODWIN, Sarah November 19, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Sarah GOODWIN.
We are sorry to announce the death of Mrs. Sarah GOODWIN, a sister of Charles BOGAN of San Rafael. She died on Thursday the 10th of the month at her home in Tuolumne county near Chinese camp.
McDERMOTT, C. F. November 26, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of McDERMOTT.
On Monday last at his home in Oakland, C. F. McDERMOTT passed away, after a long illness. The deceased was at one time a resident of Mariposa county, carrying on a general merchandise business in partnership with C. KERRINS, in the town of Mariposa. He long since left Mariposa for the metropolis where the goddess of fortune smiled on him, till at the time of his death he numbered his dollars by the million.
MAST, P. P. November 26, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of P.P. MAST.
P. P. MAST of Springfield, Ohio, died at his home in that city on Monday. Deceased was a cousin of Chas. L. MAST of Coulterville. He has considerable property in this county, consisting of a number of mines on the north side of the river and a large orchard and vineyard at Horseshoe Bend.
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MARSHALL- In San Francisco, December 2nd, 1898, John J. MARSHALL, beloved son of Susan VALENTINE and brother of Mrs. E. C. DUDLEY, Mrs. W. EVERSON, and William L. VALENTINE, a native of California, aged 42 years and 7 months.
December 17, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Died December 17, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
GOMMO- Near Hornitos, December 8th, 1898, Samuel GOMMO, a native of England, aged 56 years.
JONES- Near Hornitos, December 10th, 1898, William JONES, a native of England, aged 66 years.
MALLET- At Indian Gulch, December 12th, 1898, Frank MALLET a native of France, aged 61 years.
ARTHUR- In Hornitos, December 11, 1898, Robert ARTHUR, a native of Ohio, aged 68 years.
THORNTON- Near Mariposa December 14th, 1898, A. B. THORNTON a native of Tennessee, aged 70 years.
December 24, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Died December 24, 1898 Mariposa Gazettte
McMURDO- In San Francisco, December 17th, 1898, Elizabeth A. McMURDO, (nee QUIGLEY), beloved wife of John R. McMURDO, a native of Mariposa county aged 33 years, 5 months and 28 days.
CUNNINGHAM- In San Francisco, December 19th, 1898, Lawrence CUNNINGHAM and brother of Mrs. Timothy SHEEHY of Watsonville, a native of Ireland, aged 72 years.
December 31, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
WASS, son December 3, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Lou WASS of Mariposa, was made happy by his wife presenting him with an infant son last Sunday.
BIENWALT, Mark December 10, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Following we print the verdict of the
Coroner's Jury on the body of Mark BIENWALT, who was found dad near Coulterville.
State of California, county of Mariposa. In the matter of Inquisition upon
Mark BIENWALT, deceased.
We the undersigned jurors summoned before J. S. MURPHY, Deputy-Coroner of Mariposa county, at Coulterville, Friday, December 1st, 1898, to inquire into the cause of death of Mark BIENWALT, found lying dead in a cabin near Jas. LINDSEY's ranch, having been duly sworn according to law, and having made such inquisition after inspecting the body and hearing testimony adduced, upon our oaths each and all say, that we find the deceased was named Mark BIENWALT, a native of France, aged about 75 years, and that he came to his death on or about November 22nd 1898, from natural causes unknown to this jury. All of which we duly certify by this inquisition in writing, by us signed this 2nd day of December, 1898.
J. E. FLEMMING
B. A. BAGBY
James LINDSEY, Sr
O. W. deL. ST CLAIR
James LINDSEY, Jr
THORNTON, A. B. December 17, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
A. B. THORNTON is Dead.
A. B. THORNTON died at his home on Wednesday, December 14th, and was buried on the 15th. Peter PIKE, as he was familiarly known, is an old resident of Mariposa county, and was a Mexican war veteran. Slowly these old pioneers are "crossing the silent river." The soldiers that stood on the fields of Buena Vista and charged fortress of Monterey will all soon be sleeping the last sleep of earth. There should be no heart so calloused as to not pause and shed a tear over their graves. These beautiful fields and gold threaded mountains are a heritage left as a monument to their valor. These old soldiers are the volunteers that answered the call of their country and risked their lives in its cause. What a change, then they were in the vigor of their prime. This rich land of ours belonged to Mexico. They conquered our enemies and this loved California was won at the piece of their blood and deeds. To-day with silvered hair and faltering steps they stand on Eternity's brink. And some in the midst of all the wreath they have added to our land die in extreme penury and without proper care. To Peter THORNTON we say farewell.
MALLET, Frank December 17, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Frank MALLET, an old time resident of Indian Gulch, died at his home near that town during the first of the week. For a number of years deceased has been crippled, the result of paralysis, and his demise was not unexpected. He was a native of France and unmarried.
SMITH-MARIA December 17, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Fred V. SMITH of Indian Gulch
and Miss Amelia MARIA of Bear Valley were united in the holy bonds of matrimony
by Judge John L. SMITH at the residence of the bride's parents on the morning
of the 12th of December. Only the immediate relatives of the contracting
parties were present. The happy couple after taking a short wedding trip
came to their future home on Shultz Mountain, where their many friends
gathered to celebrate the occasion showing the esteem in which they were
held. After the congratulations were extended dancing was indulged in.
During the evening a delicious repast was served. The bride is one of Bear Valley's most esteemed young ladies. The groom is a most deserving young man of this vicinity, who is well and favorably known throughout Mariposa county. Numerous presents were received by the bride and groom. Mr. and Mrs. SMITH carry with them the best wishes of the entire community for a happy married life.
One Who Was There.
ARTHUR, Robert December 17, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Robert ARTHUR.
After a long illness
Robert AUTHUR, one of Hornitos's pioneer citizens, last Sunday evening
peacefully passed away at his home in the town, where he had spent the
best part of his life.
Robert AUTHUR was a good citizen. He was a blacksmith by trade and for a years followed his vocation in the town of Hornitos. During the last few years he gave place to his sons, Charley and Jim, who carry on the business of the father.
The deceased at the time of his death was about 68 years of age. He was married and leaves a wife and a large family to mourn the death of a loving husband and father.
The funeral took place on Tuesday from his late residence in Hornitos.
McMURDO, Mrs. Elizabeth December 24, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
In San Francisco on the 17th of this month. Mrs. Elizabeth McMURDO died. Mrs. McMURDO was born near Mariposa at what is known as the Big Oak Spring or Quigley place on the Mariposa hill. Her maiden name was Quigley.
CUNNINGHAM, Lawrence December 24, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
head book-keeper for the well known wholesale liquor dealers, Shea, Bocqueraz
& Co., of San Francisco, one day last week was stricken with paralysis.
A stroke a day or two later rendered him speechless. His condition when
last heard of was very critical. Mr. CUNNINGHAM was an old time resident
of Coulterville, Mariposa county, and had a host of friends there. Those
who still remain there learn with sorrow of the affliction of Mr. CUNNINGHAM.
Since the above was in type the death of Mr. CUNNINGHAM has been announced. Deceased was a native of Ireland and 72 years of age.
FLOTO, Mrs. M. M. December 24, 1898 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. FLOTO.
In our issue
of THursday we had time only to barely announce the death of Mrs. M. M.
FLOTO, the mother of Mrs. Chas. McMILLIAN and W.C. FLOTO.
Mrs. FLOTO was born in Marberg, Germany, in the year 1835. While quite a child she made the trip from Marberg to Baltimore and resided there with relatives until about 1859 when she came to California with the family of Burger HERMAN (lately Congressman from Coos county, Oregon). She was married in Santa Cruz, May 11th, 1859, to W. F. FLOTO who took his bride to La Grange, Stanislaus county, where he owned a hotel. Mrs. FLOTO resided there 29 years. Her husband having died July 3rd 1875, she moved to Modesto in 1888. Four years ago she came to Vallejo to reside with her daughter Mrs. CHAS. McMILLIAN.
Mrs. FLOTO was a great favorite with the children many of whom knowing her fondness for flowers used to carry bouquets to her on the way to school. She was of a kind and affectionate disposition and held in high esteem by her many friends and acquaintances, all of whom will be grieved to learn of her death.
The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon from her residence on the corner of Florida and Martin streets.- Valejo Times, Dec. 16th.
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Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
DUNNAWAY, Wm. H. January 14, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Wm. H. DUNNAWAY, an old and respected resident of Cathey's Valley, died suddenly at his home Monday evening. He was chopping kindling wood near the house when he was taken with heart trouble. He went into the house and his wife hurried to a neighbors after medicine with which to restore the stricken man, but death ensued before she returned. Mr. DUNNAWAY was 76 years old and a native of Missouri, having been a resident of Cathey's Valley for about twenty years.- Merced Sun.
FLANNAGAN, Martin January 14, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death Of Martin FLANNAGAN.
Martin FLANNAGAN of Coulterville, was found in a room of a Modesto lodging house on Saturday last. He had gone to Modesto a short time before for medical assistance. He had been a resident of Coulterville for a great many years. He followed mining for a living. He always took a great interest in politics and was always to be found at the county seat on the day of the Democratic convention. If there is such a thing as politics in other world, Martin will be sure to be at the convention. He was in his 66th year at the time of his death.
HOBRON, G. W. January 14, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of G. W. HOBRON.
News was received in Mariposa just before going to press, of the death of G. W. HOBRON of Coulterville. Mr. HOBRON is an old and well known citizen of Coulterville, having lived there for a great number of years. He was engaged in lumber business and has been identical with that business of years. He was an honest, well meaning upright citizen who had many friends who will regret to learn of his demise. He was about 72 years of age. For some time he has been ailing and a short time ago suffered a paralytic stroke.
HOBRON, G. W. January 21, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
The remains of G. W. HOBRON, who died at Coulterville on Friday of last week, were taken to San Francisco for internment alongside of the wife of the wife of the deceased who preceded him a number of years back. S. D. HOBRON, son of deceased, and his wife accompanied the remains to the city.
DENNIS, Wm. January 28, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Wm. DENNIS died Tuesday night from a stroke. He was buried Thursday.
Vitals February 1899 Mariposa Gazette
February 4, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 4, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
GROSJEAN- Near Mariposa, January 28th, 1899, Frank GROSJEAN, a native of France, aged 70 years, 9 months and 2 days.
Born February 4, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
LIND- In Mariposa, January 30th, 1899, to the wife of Geo. LIND, a daughter.
COOK- In Mariposa, February 1st, 1899, to the wife of Albert COOK, a daughter.
ROWLAND- In Cathey's Valley, January 28th, 1899, to the wife of L. H. ROWLAND, a daughter.
PALMER- At Chowchilla, February 1st, 1899, to the wife of Frank C. PALMER, a son.
February 11, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 11, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
ALARID- In Mariposa, February 5th, 1899, to the wife of Manuel S. ALARID, a daughter.
February 18, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
February 25, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 25, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
BOGLIOLI- In Coulterville, February 21st, 1899, Frederick BOGLIOLI, a native of Italy, aged 39 years.
Married February 25, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
LESSMAN-PETERSON- At the residence of the bride's parents near Hornitos, Myron LESSMAN to Miss Edith PETERSON, both of Hornitos.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
GROSJEAN, Frank February 4, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Frank GROSJEAN.
Frank GROSJEAN, Sr., of Red Mountain, died
at his home last Saturday morning. The deceased has been a invalid for
a number of years. While not being confined to bed he had been unable to
attend to the duties of his ranch. About three weeks ago he suffered a
paralytic stroke from which he never recovered.
The deceased was a old citizen of this county and one of the pioneer residents of Red Mountain sections. He was a good man and had numerous friends. His funeral which took place on Sunday was largely attended. The internment took place in the Catholic cemetery, in Mariposa. Deceased leaves a widow and six children.
EUBANKS, Mrs. M. A. February 18, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. M. A. EUBANKS died at her home in Cathey's Valley last Tuesday morning. Deceased was the wife of W. M. EUBANKS and was 44 years of age at the time of her death. She leaves besides her husband four small children to mourn her loss. Consumption was the cause of death. Her remains were interred in the Odd Fellow's cemetery in Mariposa at one o'clock on THursday last. A number of friends and relatives accompanied the remains to their last resting place.
FELDHAUS, Alex February 18, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Alex FELDHAUS.
On Saturday last news was received in town of the death of Alex FELDHAUS of Snelling. The deceased had been sick a short time with mumps and was on the road to recovery when he was again made the victim of an attack of inflammation of the bowels, which carried him off. He was a promising young man who had numerous friends. His remains were brought to Mariposa, where they were interred in the Catholic cemetery alongside those of his father and other relatives. A number of friends of the deceased from Snelling and Hornitos attended the funeral.
BAGOLI, Frederic February 25, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Frederic BAGOLI commonly called "forty-nine" died at his home in Coulterville last Tuesday morning. He had been ill for some time and was reported dead last week but the rumor was unfounded. Although a native of Italy deceased spent almost his entire life in and around Coulterville. He was about 39 years old at the time of his death and unmarried.
LESSMAN-PETERSON February 25, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Another quiet wedding took place at the
Peterson Ranch at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. Myron LESSMAN and Miss Edith
PETERSON both of Hornitos being the contracting parties. Miss Alice BRANSON
acted as bridesmaid and Sam GUEST was best man. Only relatives were present
at the ceremony. The bride wore a lovely dress tastily trimmed with orange
blossoms and a sweeter bride has not worn the wedding wreath for many wedding.
Of course the groom looked happy. The parlor was profusely decorated with
flowers and redolent with the scent of orange blossoms. An elegant supper
was served at the conclusion of the ceremony, after which the whole wedding
party came to Hornitos Hotel, the future home of the bride and groom, where
they were greeted by the Rebeccah lodge. At about 10 o'clock all repaired
to the hotel dinning room where a sumptuous lunch had been spread under
the supervision of Mrs. E. LESSMAN.
Mr. and Mrs. Myron LESSMAN now havve sole charge of the Hornitos hotel, and we bespeak a prosperous and happy career for the youthful couple. M.
QUEIROLO, Joseph February 25, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Joseph QUEIROLO.
Joseph QUEIROLO, for many years a citizen of
Mariposa county, died in Kern county last week. His death was the result
of injuries received on a train a short time before. His son, Dr. Ceaser
QUEIROLO of Oakland, attended him after the accident and it was thought
he would recover, but his injuries were internal and death resulted.
He had considerable interests in the oil region of Kern county for a number of years, some of which he retained up to the time of his death.
Vitals March 1899 Mariposa Gazette
March 4, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Died March 4, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
JONES- In Coulterville, February 27th, 1899, James L. JONES, a native of Iowa, aged 57 years.
McCARTHY- At the Soldier's Home, Yountville, February 26th, 1899, Michael McCARTHY, a native of Ireland, aged 82 years.
March 11, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 11, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
TEN EYCK- In Jamestown, Cal., February 21, 1899, to the wife of W. N. TEN EYCH, a daughter.
Died March 11, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
FUNDERBURK- At Indian Gulch, February 28th, 1899, a native of Tennessee, aged 72 years.
March 18, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Died March 18, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
GORNET- At Mt. Bullion, March 11th, 1899, Mrs. Catherine GORNET, a native of Germany, aged 84 yeas.
PEARD- In San Francisco, March 11th, 1899, Henry PEARD a native of England, aged 47 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
JONES, James L. March 4, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death in Coulterville.
James L. JONES, for the past four years a resident of Whitlocks, this county, and who removed to Coulterville some months ago, died February 27th after an illness for four months, and was buried on Wednesday, March 2nd. Mr. JONES was born in Iowa but came to California with his parents in the early days and has since lived in all the states and territory of the Pacific Slope, being a mining man, and has had all the ups and downs that mining men know. Sometimes rich then sink all their money in some hole in the ground. Deceased leaves a wife but no children.
PEARD, Henry March 18, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Henry PEARD.
Henry PEARD an old time resident of Bear Valley
died at his home in San Francisco on Saturday last. The deceased was a
native of England and about 47 years of age at the time of his death.
From a hurt received early in life, he was the victim of hip disease that left him a cripple during life. In later years Bright's disease of the kidney's attacked him and was the cause of death.
Mr. PEARD was a good man, and although a cripple he assisted in the support of his mother and younger brothers and sisters. He started in life badly handicapped but by his own energy succeeded in buying out the saloon business of HAMMATT and NEWMAN in Bear Valley and for years he conducted a saloon business in Bear Valley. About twelve or fourteen years ago he sold out and went to Tulare where he entered the liquor business and eventually drifted to San Francisco where for about four years he has maintained a place of business.
His health failed him several years ago and he sought relief in change of climate and at various watering places, but the insidious disease that had marked him for its own was not thwarted.
He leaves a widow, several step children, a mother and several brothers and sisters to mourn his loss.
GORNET, Mrs. Catherine March 18, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. GORNET.
Mrs. Catherine GORNET died at the residence
of her daughter, Mrs. F. POTTHAST, in Princeton last Tuesday.
The deceased was a native of Germany and about 84 years of age at time of her death. She was the mother of Mrs. CASAGNETTO of San Francisco and Mrs. Frank POTTHAST of Mt. Bullion, with whom she always made her home, since coming to this county. Her funeral took place in Mariposa on Thursday at 2 o'clock. The remains were interred in the Masonic cemetery.
SPAGNOLI-PEARD March 18, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Wedding at Hornitos.
A large number of friends assembled at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. PEARD at Mt. Gaines, Wednesday, March
8th, to witness the marriage of their second daughter, Miss Rose, to J.
W. SPAGNOLI of Hornitos. The house being to small to accommodate the guest,
a lovely arch was erected on the porch amidst a bower of flowers and plants
where the Rev. Mr. HOUCK performed the impressive ceremony. The wedding
march was played by Miss Black. Miss Emma PEARD, sister of the bride, and
Miss Lida SPAGNOLI, sister of the groom, acted as bridesmaids and W. BRANSON
and M. BLACK, particular friends of the groom, being groomsmen. The bride
looked beautiful in an elegant light green silk and wool walking dress
trimmed with orange blossoms. She carried a lovely bouquet of lilies and
white violets. Both bridesmaids were attired in light brown dresses trimmed
with lace and pink silk. They carried bouquets of eight blue violets. An
elegant supper was served at the conclusion of the ceremony. The young
couple are held in high esteem by the whole community.
The bride is one of our most popular Native Daughters, and the fortunate groom, who carries away the Rose of Mt. Gaines, is one of our most deserving Native Sons. He has prepared a cozey place for his flower for which place they started about midnight amidst a shower of rice and old shoes. The happy couple are now receiving congratulations in their new home, at the Willie JONES place in Hornitos. The following presents were received: (long list omitted for brevity, will send upon request)
BUCHANNAN, Mary March 25, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary BUCHANAN, who died on the 7th
of March, 1899, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Cole FITZHUGH, Mariposa
county, Cal. She was 65 years of age and had been a great sufferer for
many years and her passing beyond was a happy release, for we know that
one so good and true has entered one of the many mansions the grand Creator
has prepared for poor suffering humanity.
The writer knew this good true woman. She was a highly respected resident of Merced for several years. The only near relative she leaves to mourn her loss is her daughter, Bessie. This loving woman will miss that familiar voice. The deceased was kind, loving, indulgent and self-sacrificing as long as health and strength lasted. Mrs. BUCHANAN was left a widow and bravely she took the place of father and mother and devoted her life to those depending upon her, and why she should suffer so long is one of the mysteries yet to be dissolved.
"Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth" are words of holy writ and must be a consolation to those that mourn for the loved sufferer.
Mrs. Rowena G. STEELE
Merced, March 24th 1899.
Vitals April 1899 Mariposa Gazette
April 1, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 1, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
SCHLAGETER- In Mariposa, March 24th, 1899, to the wife of F. W. SCHLAGETER a son.
Died April 1, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
BRUSCHI- In Coulterville, March 25th, 1899, Mrs. Rose BRUSCHI, a native of Italy, aged about 61 years.
MONTGOMERY- At the County Hospital, March 29th, 1899, John MONTGOMERY, a native of Ireland, aged 79 years.
April 8, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Died April 8, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
BENNETT- In Mariposa, April 1st, 1899, F. B. BENNETT, a native of Ireland, aged 82 years.
April 15, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
April 22, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Died April 22, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
BULLARD- At La Grange, Cal., April 18th, 1899, Jeff BULLARD, a native of California, aged 36 years.
WHITE- In Stockton, February 17th 1899, Miss
Clara Rinda WHITE, a native of Mariposa County, aged 16 years. (Merced
papers please copy)
Deceased was the daughter of James E. WHITE (colored) and niece of Mrs. Dianna CARRUTHERS, both old settlers of Mariposa county.
April 29, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 29, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
GORDON- In Mariposa, April 22, 1899, to the wife of John GORDON a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
CLARK, Fred April 1, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Among the list of wounded before Manilla appears the name Sergeant Fred Clark of Company K, Third United States Artillery. The young man is the son of Mrs. D. DAIGNAULT, formerly proprietor of the Hornitos Hotel. Of course there may be a mistake as to the person but that was his company and in all probability it is Fred Clark of Hornitos. The report said he was wounded in the head and classed the wound as severe.
MONTGOMERY, John April 1, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
John MONTGOMERY formerly of Bull Creek died at the county hospital last Wednesday.
BRUSCHI, Rose April 1, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Rose BRUSCHI.
Mrs. Rose BRUSCHI, of Coulterville, died at her home last Saturday after a short illness. The deceased has resided in Coulterville for a great many years, where she raised a large family. Eight children survive her. Her husband who preceded her to the grave several years ago was one of the pioneer merchants of Coulterville. Since his death Mrs. BRUSCHI and her children have carried on the business. At the time of her death deceased was about sixteen years of age. The funeral, which took place on Monday afternoon, was largely attended.
ORMAN, Captain Richard April 8, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Captain Richard ORMAN, formerly a resident of Mariposa, died in Fresno city on April 1st and his funeral was conducted in that city by the Odd Fellows last Sunday afternoon. Captain ORMAN and his wife, who survives him, moved from here to Fresno in 1881 and for many years was a janitor in the city schools at the latter place. He left two married daughters who reside in San Francisco. One of them is the wife of Peter H. HIGGINS who was once foreman of the Gazette office. Captain ORMAN was 74 years of age at the time of his death.
BENNETT, P. B. April 8, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of P. B. BENNETT.
P. B. BENNETT who has lived on the border
of this and Merced county since "the memory of man runneth not to the contrary,"
died at the residence of his nephew John B. BAKER, in Merced last Saturday.
Mr. BENNETT was 82 years of age and a native of Ireland. There are few old timers living in this section that did not know the deceased. His place on the old Millerton road has been one of the land marks that was ever pointed out to the stranger in guiding him through that section. The funeral of the deceased took place from the residence of Mr. Baker on Monday last.
On Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock P. BENNETT a pioneer resident of Merced and Mariposa counties, died at the home of his nephew J. B. BAKER, in this city, aged 82 years, a native of Ireland. Mr. BENNETT came to California in 1851 and in 1858 he settled in Mariposa county and in the same year was appointed postmaster at the post office called Gwin, the name of which was afterwards changed to Union, and held this position for 39 years, retiring in 1897.
Deceased was one of the best known men in this part of the state, and for many years conducted a hotel on the Millerton road, when all travel between this valley and as far down as Los Angelese was done by overland staging. Mr. BENNETT was a man highly esteemed by all who knew him, and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his demise. A sister residing in Australia, and a brother John, who lives on a ranch in Mariposa counties. - Merced Star.
SMITH-ALSANSON April 22, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Lucy ALSANSON, a popular teacher in Merced Grammar School, was married last Thursday to Prof. W. P. SMITH in Jacksonville, Oregon. Prof. SMITH was the victim of the California divorce law, which prevents marriage within a year from the time a divorce is granted, and as the happy couple intended making there home in Seattle, they decided to start for that city and have the ceremony performed in Oregon. They were accompanied as far as Jacksonville by Mrs. GARRETT of San Francisco, an old friend of Mrs. ALSANSON. She was present at the marriage, and upon her return reported that the bride looked very pretty and happy. Prof. SMITH has been called to lecture in the Unitarian church at Seattle. - Merced Sun.
SHEEHAN, Hannah April 29, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. SHEEHAN.
Mrs. Hannah SHEEHAN, wife of Timothy SHEEHAN, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. BAKER, in Merced on Wednesday last. Mr. and Mrs. SHEEHAN were old time settlers of Mariposa county. They lived close to Bower Cave on the other side of the river. The deceased was 85 years of age at the time of her death. The remains were taken to Groveland, Tuolumne Co., where the funeral was held on Friday.
Vitals May 1899 Mariposa Gazette
May 6, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 6, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
MORRISON- In Hornitos, April 14th, 1899, to the wife of J. B. MORRISON, a son.
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May 20, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
May 27, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 27, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
FORAN- Near Mariposa, May 14, 1899, to the wife of J. D. FORAN, a son.
ANDERSON- In Tulare, May 20, 1899, to the wife of J. M. ANDERSON, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
HICKS, Ed May 4, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Ed HICKS.
On Monday E. A. HICKS, an old time and well
known resident of Merced, died in Oakland where he has been receiving medical
treatment for some time. Mr. HICKS was a native of Missouri, but removed
to this county with his family when quite young where he constantly resided
until his death. For the past three years deceased had been in poor health,
and spent a great part of his time at the different health resorts with
the hope of receiving some benefit, but all to no avail.
Mr. HICKS has figured quite prominently in Merced county politics and held the office of County Recorder for two terms, and was County Clerk for four years, his term of office expiring last January. The remains were brought to Merced last Monday night and will be interred in the K. of P. Cemetery this afternoon at 4 o'clock, the services being conducted by Yosemite lodge, of which he was a member. Deceased was 39 years of age and leaves a son, mother, three sisters and one brother to mourn his loss.- Merced Star.
FUCHS, Fred May 6, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Fred FUCHS.
Fred FUCHS, a citizen of this county, living
near Elkhorn, died suddenly on Thursday morning last. Mr. FUCHS had been
working for John McMASTER, mowing, when he came in from the field and complained
of being unwell. He continued to grow worse. Dr. RICHTER of this place
was sent for but before he arrived Mr. FUCHS died.
The doctor found that death was caused by the rupture of a blood vessel which caused internal hemorrhage.
Mr. FUCHS was a young man of exemplary habits, a native of Germany, and had resided in this county for the past eighteen years.
COOLIDGE-GOURGUET May 20, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
We notice in the Selma Irrigator the announcement
of the wedding of Carrie GOURGUET, the daughter of Albert GOURGUET, to
Herbert COOLIDGE of Fowler. The bride is a native of Mariposa county and
a niece of both
Mrs. PATRICK and Mrs. Thomas McELLIGOTT of Mariposa.
DICK, Johnnie May 20, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Another Good Indian.
The Indian known as Johnnie DICK was killed
last Sunday at Sweetwater, by Aleck another of the dusky race. There seems
to have been but three Indians present at the time of the killing and the
stories of the remaining two are conflicting.
Although the law makes it a crime to sell Indians liquor these three evidently found a means of procuring intoxicants for they were all more or less under the influence of liquor at the time.
Aleck came to town on Monday morning and gave himself up to the Sheriff. He claims that the killing was an accident and that while sitting on his horse holding his rifle it was accidentally discharged, the bullet striking Dick under the right arm and ranging inward and downward evidently passing near the heart but did not come out.
Sheriff Prouty and Coroner McELLIGOTT repaired to the scene of the crime and finding the dead body of the Indian near Clark's mill, the Coroner held an inquest over the remains. The jury held Aleck responsible for the killing and he is now in jail awaiting his preliminary examination.
The deceased Indian was a quarrelsome Indian and last year, at Wawona, he attempted to kill another Indian but only shot him in the heel. A warrant for his arrest was issued but he had up to the time of his death succeeded in keeping out of the way.
JENKINS-FRERISE May 27, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd was the scene of a pretty wedding on the 18th inst., when Miss Elizabeth FRERISE became the bride of Mr. Edward Jenkins. The ceremony was performed by Judge J. S. MURPHY in the presence of a few assembled friends. Miss Eleanor CAMPBELL acted as bridesmaid and James KENDALL as groomsman. After congratulations had been extended to the happy couple, light refreshments were served, and all enjoyed themselves till a late hour. Mr. JENKINS has a cozy home prepared for his bride and their prospects are for an exceedingly bright future. Coulterville May 21st, 1899
POOL, D. M. May 27, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of D. M. POOL.
On Saturday last Hon. D. M. POOL of Stockton
died at the residence of his son in Stockton.
The deceased was an old time resident of Mariposa county coming here from his native state in 1849. He settled at Quartzburg where he lived for a number of years, during which time he was occupied in various enterprises. He was a merchant, stockraiser and miner.
In 1869 he was elected to the Assembly from this county and again in 1879 he was elected to represent this district in the upper House of the state legislature. About this time he removed to Stockton where he engaged in the livery business, and up to the time of his death he made that city his home. He leaves two sons, George and Tom, both residents of Stockton. His death was the result of old age, as he was in his seventy-eighth year.
The following account of the funeral was taken from the Stockton Mail of the 22nd.
"The funeral of D. M. POOL took place this afternoon from his late residence, the Rev. H. C. MEREDITH officiating. San Joaquin Society of California Pioneers, of which the deceased was a member was represented at the services and the grave. The internment was at Rural cemetery. The pall bearers were Chas. CRAMBLETT, Frank COVEY, George W. HOWARD and David HUMPHREY."
Vitals June 1899 Mariposa Gazette
June 3, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Died June 3, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
BARTLETT- In Oakland, May 30th, 1899, Henry S. BARTLETT, aged 41 years, youngest brother of Mrs. J. W. CONGDON of Mariposa.
CLARK- In Copperopolis, May 16, 1899, Hiram Polk CLARK, a native of Missouri, aged 52 years, 4 months and 7 days.
June 10, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 10, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
SMITHERS- At Snow Creek, June 6, 1899, to the wife of Richard SMITHERS a daughter.
June 17, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Died June 17, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
LOCK- Near RAYMOND, Madera county, June 10th, 1899, Miss Vara G. LOCK, a native of California, aged 21 years and one day.
June 24, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 24, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
TETZLAFF- PATTERSON- At Darrah, June 20th, 1899, August TETZLAFF to Mrs. Katie PATTERSON.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
BARTLETT, Henry June 3, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Henry BARTLETT.
We were sorry to hear this week of the death
of Henry BARTLETT, youngest brother of Mrs. M. E. CONGDON and brother in
law of Attorney J. W. CONGDON.
The deceased was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1858 and in 1863 on the death of his father, who was a prominent lawyer of Providence, the family moved to Vermont. It was in that state where the boyhood of the young man was spent.
With his family he moved to California in 1898 and was then a fine stalwart college athlete of twenty. He was of a happy genial disposition and well liked. He has been in poor health for about a year and a half and the dreaded disease of consumption was the result of a serious cold.
He died in Oakland at the home of his brother, G. C. BARTLETT, a bank clerk in the Union Savings Bank of San Francisco. Deceased leaves a wife, a mother, Mrs. S. A. BARTLETT, two sisters, Mrs. M. E. CONGDON and
Miss C. P. BARTLETT, and a brother, G. C. BARTLETT, to morn his loss. He was a Mason and was buried under the auspices of the Masonic Order.
CLARK, Mrs. C. M. June 10, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. C. M. CLARK, the wife of C. M. MURPHY, alias CLARK, committed suicide in San Francisco last week by taking carbolic acid. The deceased, with her husband, resided at Indian Gulch in this county some four or five years ago. CLARK whose real name is MURPHY, was arrested in San Francisco and taken back to Salem, Mass., where he was tried and convicted of embezzling $47,000 from a Salem bank. He was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment and is now serving his sentence.
BOLTON- HALLINAN June 10, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
BOLTON- HALLINAN Nuptials.
Miss Ellen A. HALLINAN, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John HALLINAN of Coulterville, was united in Marriage to David BOLTON
on Monday evening, June 5th in the parlors of the Hotel Victoria, Sonora,
by the Rev. Father O'KANE.
The bride was daintily and becomingly gowned in white organdie over white satin, and was attended by her sister, Miss Alice HALLINAN, who acted as bridesmaid. J. E. FLEMMING, a particular friend of the groom, was best man.
Both the young people are well known and very popular in Coulterville society and each have a large circle of friends. The bride has been one of Mariposa county's favorite young teachers for the past four years and has left many friends among parents and pupils where she has been.
The young couple were recipients of many handsome and useful presents as mementos of the day. C.
MEAGHER, Mary June 10, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Mary MEAGHERS Funeral.
Funeral services were held yesterday
afternoon for Mrs. Mary MEAGHER, who it is said was 103 years old when
she died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. J. POWERS, No. 4351
Morgan Ford road. Services were held in Holy Innocents' Church and the
burial was in St. Peter and Paul's cemetery. Policeman Lawrence POWERS,
grandson, and Mrs. J. J. MULLERY, are the surveying children of the dead
women. St. Louis Republic.
The deceased is well remembered in Mariposa, where she resided with her daughter, Mrs. J. J. MULLERY, for a number of years.
MUSANTE, Jennie June 17, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Word was telephoned to Mariposa that Jennie, the seventeen year old daughter of Mrs. MUSANTE of Coulterville, who has been suffering from a disease of the bone of the leg, had her leg amputated on Tuesday last by Dr. EVANS. The young lady died two hours after the operation was performed.
WALSH, Richard June 17, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Richard WALSH.
Richard WALSH, who kept the Mountain
House, about four miles above Coulterville on the mountain road, died last
week. His death was the result of an injury received by falling out of
a buggy on the road either going or coming from Sonora. Dick WALSH, as
he was familiarly called, has lived in and around Coulterville for a good
many years and had a host of friends.
The deceased was a member of the G. A. R., being a veteran of the civil war, and he always took a great interest in Grand Army affairs. He was wounded several times in battle and carried the scars of no less than five wounds. His body was interred in the cemetery at Coulterville.
CLANTON, Milton June 17, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
A Boy Drowned.
On Tuesday evening last Milton, the thirteen
year-old son of Mr. and Ms. G. W. CLANTON, who reside at Gilmore Flat,
about one and a half mile below Mormon Bar, with two other boys went swimming
in Mariposa creek.
Milton, the oldest, got into the water first and though he knew nothing about swimming he told the other boys he was going to dive and fitting his actions to the words he dove, the hole was deep at the place he dove into and the boys on the bank saw him floundering in the water, and the water being clear, they saw him holding up his hands.
The little fellows said at the Coroners inquest that they didn't think of drowning and they thought he was only playing in the water, but when they saw him on the bottom holding up his hands they got a long stick and held it down to him and when he failed to take hold of it they became frightened, pulled on their clothes and hastened to inform the boy's parents.
The body was recovered that evening and on the following day Coroner McELLIGOTT held an inquest on the remains which brought to light the above facts.
The little fellow's remains were interred in the public grave yard above town.
TETZLAFF-OATTERSON June 24,1 899 Mariposa Gazette
On Tuesday morning last at 10 o'clock a.m.
August TETZLAFF of Merced county and Miss Kattie PATTERSON of Darran were
united in marriage at the residence of the bride. Rev. Henry NEATE of Mariposa
performed the marriage ceremony. The parlor where the ceremony took place
was handsomely decorated. Miss Nellie DAVIS acted as bridesmaid and Dan
PATTERSON, brother of the bride was groomsman.
The bride is a native of Mariposa county and has a host of friends who wish her every joy attainable. The groom presented the bride with an elegant breast pin as a wedding present. The young couple received many other tokens of esteem from their friends.
A wedding breakfast was served after which the young couple took their departure, amidst a shower of rice and old shoes, for their home in Merced county.
Those present were Mrs. Jane GONIGALL, Mr. and Mrs. L. ALVORD, Misses Nellie DAVEY and Flora NEATE, Daniel and David PATTERSON and Lauren DAVEY.
A. Darrah, June 20, 1899.
The Gazette was thoughtfully remembered with a supply of wedding cake and we join with the friends of the young couple in wishing them God speed on their journey through life.
Vitals July 1899 Mariposa Gazette
July 1, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
July 8, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 8, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
LORD- Near Mariposa, June 22, 1899, to the wife of Sam LORD a son.
July 15, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 15, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
WEBER- In Hornitos, June 27th, 1899, to the wife of Frank WEBER, a son, weight 12 pounds.
July 22, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Died July 22, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
ACOSTA- In Mariposa, July 20th, 1899, Beatrice ACOSTA, a native of Mexico, aged 60 years.
July 29, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Died July 29, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
PEARD- Near Hornitos, July 25, 1899, John PEARD, a native of England, aged 51 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
CARRIGAN, Thos. F. July 1, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Thos. F. CARRIGAN.
Thomas F. CARRIGAN, one of the most highly
esteemed citizens of Merced, who had been receiving medical treatment in
San Francisco for several months, died at that place on Monday night, June
26th aged 45 years.
Deceased was born in San Francisco, but came to Merced when quite young and made this place his home until death. He was a man of exceptionally clear character and his true worth was appreciated by all those he came in contact with. He held many responsible township offices in years past, among others being the office of Constable for one term. He served as night watch for some time, and in 1892 was elected city marshal, which office he held until his death. He was a careful and faithful officer and was an honest an upright man.
The remains were brought to Merced on Tuesday and the funeral took place Thursday at 8 p.m., from Pythian Castle. Mr. CARRIGAN was a prominent member of the Knights of Pythias, Native Sons and Woodsmen of the World orders, and carried life insurance in the same to the amount of $3000. He leaves a wife, also a sister residing in San Francisco, who have the deep sympathy of a large circle of friends. - Star.
ROBINSON, Infant July 8, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
On Friday evening of last week the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. ROBINSON of Merced died at their home in that city and was buried on Sunday afternoon.
GOFF, Frank July 15, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Frank GOFF who for a great many years has lived on the Merced River above Pinlip's Flat died Saturday last and was buried Sunday.
BECKERLEG, Nanney July 15, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
On Monday morning, July 10th, after a long
illness of many months, Mrs. Nanney BECKERLEG passed quietly and peacefully
away. Deceased was a native of Cornwall, England, and was 68 years of age
and has been a resident of Hornitos and vicinity for a number of years.
She was a widow of Samuel BECKERLEG who died in 1888, since which time
she has made her home principally with her daughter, Mrs. R. W. THOMAS
of this town, and in whose home she will be greatly missed. She has a number
of friends and acquaintances throughout the county who will read with regret
of her death. Her health has been failing for the last two years and during
the past three or four months has been confined to her bed and suffered
greatly, but she bore her suffering patiently and was perfectly resigned
to the "will of the Lord." She was tenderly cared for by loving relatives
and friends. She leaves behind one son and one daughter to mourn the loss
of a devoted mother. On Tuesday afternoon a large concourse of friends
followed the remains to their last resting place in the Odd Fellow's cemetery.
Her sufferings are ended, her cares are vanished and she now forms a part of that happy throng around "Our Father in Heaven."
WILLIAMS, Harvey July 15, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Another Pioneer Departed.
On Sunday morning last Harvey WILLIAMS
of Sherlocks died at his home from paralysis. The deceased had been in
his customary good health up to the time of his death and his sudden demise
was a surprise to all who knew him.
The deceased was never married and lived alone. On Sunday morning Lewis WESTON arose early to go fishing and when passing WILLIAMS' cabin he heard a strange noise and went to see what was the cause of it. He found WILLIAMS stricken with paralysis and endeavoring to make someone hear him. He was sensible but could hardly speak. Mr. WESTON awakened some neighbors and then ministered to the wants of the sufferer as well as they could and sent in for a physician but there was no hope, death soon relieved the sufferer.
The deceased was a native of Massachusetts and seventy-one years of age. He came to California in 1849, going to Tuolumne county. He worked in the mines for a year, then worked at teaming for about three years. He moved to Sherlocks creek about 1853 and has ever since resided there. His remains were interred in the cemetery above town. Quite a number of old friends attended the funeral.
COLHER, J. B. July 22, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
J. B. COLHER died at the hospital last Monday. Deceased was a long time resident of Mariposa county and a Mexican War Veteran. He was 85 years of age.
O'SULIVAN, Dennis July 22, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Dennis O'SULLIVAN on old time citizen of Indian Gulch was found dead in his cabin last week. An inquest was held and the body buried by the Coroner. In the house there was not a once to eat and starvation was plainly one of the causes of death.
ACOSTA, Beatice July 22, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Beatice ACOSTA, a Mexican woman, who has been residing in Mariposa for about six weeks died suddenly of apoplexy last Thursday. Deceased was an old time resident of Hornitos. The body was interred in the Catholic cemetery in Mariposa on Friday.
PEARD, John July 29, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John PEARD.
John PEARD of Mt. Gaines died at his home there last Tuesday evening of brain fever. The deceased was fifty one years of age and a native of England. He came to this county with his parents and has resided in Mariposa county during most of his life. He was a married man and leaves a wife and several children to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. The deceased was a brother of Henry PEARD who died in San Francisco a few months ago.
Vitals August 1899 Mariposa Gazette
August 5, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
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August 19, Mariposa Gazette
August 26, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
CUNNINGHAM, Steve August 5, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Steve CUNNINGHAM.
Stephan CUNNINGHAM, who from the time "whence
the memory of man runneth not to the contrary" has been associated with
the Big Trees, Wawona and the surrounding country thereabouts, died at
the Soldiers' Home last week. Few there are who have visited the Mariposa
Grove of Big Trees, for the past quarter of a century, that have not met
Steve CUNNINGHAM. For a number of years he was appointed guardian of the
Big Tree Grove and was ever ready to serve the public with some wonderful
The deceased was an old soldier and while he was provided with an adequate income to meet the ordinary wants of man he preferred to reside at the Soldiers' Home of late where he passed away. He was a native of New York and at the time of his death was 81 years of age.
PEARD, John August 5, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John PEARD.
Death has again entered our usually quiet neighborhood
and plucked therefrom one of our prominent and esteemed citizens, John
PEARD. Deceased was in his customary good health up to about two weeks
before his death, when he was stricken with typhoid fever and although
all was done for him that could be done by loving hearts and willing hands,
every means available used for his recovery, it was to no avail, he soon
became delirious rapidly grew worse., and early on Wednesday morning, July
25th, he quietly breathed his last. For several days before he died he
was not able to recognize even his own loved ones about his bed.
Deceased was a native of England and about 50 years of age. He, with his parents, came to this county when but a boy and for many years they resided in Bear Valley. He was a miner by occupation and during the time the Washington mine was in operation, he made that his home. Later, with his family, he removed to Mt. Gaines where they have resided up to the time of hiss death. Some 23 years ago he was married to Miss Martha BRANSON, daughter of Issac BRANSON, at time a resident of this community. Deceased was the farther of 12 children, eight of whom are left, with a heart broken mother, to mourn the loss of a kind farther and loving husband. His death also falls heavily upon his aged father who came here from Nevada City a few months ago to visit his son and family whom he had not seen for ten years. Mr. PEARD was a good man, a kind and obliging neighbor, and will long be remembered by all who knew him. Tears of sympathy are shed for his bereaved family, now left with little means of support, but we trust that God in his infinite wisdom and love will take care of those whom he has bereft. Deceased was buried on Thursday last under the auspices of the Hornitos Lodge No. 99 I.O.O.F., of which he was a faithful and active member. May he rest in peace.
LONG-GALLISON August 12, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Married, In Hanford, August 6th, 1899, G. A. LONG of Hanford and Miss Ella GALLISON of Mariposa. The happy union took place at the residence of the officiating minister, G. A. PARK, and the couple will reside in Hanford.- Hanford Sentinel.
SHEEHAN, John August 19, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
The Killing of SHEEHAN.
Last week we gave a brief account of
the killing of John SHEEHAN by Constable MITCHELL at Big Oak Flat. Generally
the report was correct and it seems that SHEEHAN was killed as stated,
for having ruined MITCHELL's home.
SHEEHAN was very popular in that section of the country, and we are informed by a reliable citizen of that section that the sympathy was not all with MITCHELL as reported, and that all that prevented a lynching was the absence of a man with sufficient nerve to lead the mob. Probably "the man with nerve," wilted when it was learned that MITCHELL was well fortified with weapons, and determined to hold his ground until the arrival of Sheriff PRICE to whom he surrendered.
Friends of SHEEHAN contended that any differences between the two men over MITCHELL's wife had been peaceably and satisfactorily settled as long ago as January. That the woman was enamored of SHEEHAN, and followed him around persistently; that MITCHELL appealed to him to discourage his wife's attentions and SHEEHAN agreed to do so, and did so.
But W. E. MITCHELL, in jail, expresses no regrets for having killed SHEEHAN; said that he had ruined his home and blighted his life, and his only sorrow is for his little ones and his victim's relatives. Further than this MITCHELL would not say.
MITCHELL was charged with murder and his examination held before Judge MURROW of Big Oak Flat.- Sonora Union Democrat.
ADRAIN-COOK August 19, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
A quiet wedding occurred last night at the
beautiful home of Mrs. Cora COOK on 21st street, when George C. ADRAIN
and Mrs. COOK were united in marriage by Geo. L. CROCKER, Justice of the
Peace. Mrs. COOK was the widow of the late Major G. B. COOK, who was so
long identified with the politics and business of Merced county. Mr. ADRAIN
is the owner and manager of a barber shop on Front street.
The ceremony was performed in the presence of a very few friends and was a surprise to the entire community. Mr. and Mrs. ADRAIN have the congratulations and good wishes of a large circle of friends. -Sun, August 14.
BURNETT, William August 19, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Died in a fit of Insanity.
Stockton, August 12- William BURNETT, of Mariposa
county, who was sent from that county to the State Asylum here several
months ago, and was discharged as cured last June, died yesterday at the
Detention Hospital in this city, while in a strait jacket. He came to the
police office yesterday and said he was crazy and wanted to be taken care
of or he would do himself harm. He asked to be placed in a strait jacket
because he felt that he would soon be violently insane. He died from apoplexy.
- S.F. Bulletin.
The deceased had been sent to the asylum from this county, he was violently insane at the time and evidently was not cured when released. The authorities at the asylum have a faculty of discharging inmates sent from this county as cured in a short time and in most cases they have been returned in a short time.
Vitals September 1899 Mariposa Gazette
September 2, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 2, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
JOSE- In Whilocks, August 31st, 1899, to the wife of E. JOSE, a daughter.
Married September 2, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
HUGHES- PROBASCO- At Oakvale, August 29th, 1899, by Judge Richard FINN of Mariposa, August HUGHES and Mrs. Sarah PROBASCO, both of Oakvale.
BOWMAN- JOHNSON- In Mariposa, August 30th, 1899, by Judge Richard FINN, Frank BOWMAN of Coulterville and Miss Harriet Francis JOHNSON of San Francisco.
Died September 2, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
MOREY- In the insane asylum at Stockton, April
25th, 1899, J. G. J. MOREY, a native of France, aged 84 years.
Deceased in early days was a prominent merchant and successful and wealthy miner in Mariposa county.
September 9, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 9, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
CURTIN- In Sonora, September 2nd, 1899, to the wife of Hon. J. B. CURTIN, a son.
September 16, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 16, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
ADAIR- In Mariposa, September 8th, 1899, to the wife of J. A. ADAIR, a son.
JONES- In Whitlocks, Sept. 9th, 1899, to the wife of Jon JONES, a daughter.
September 23, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
September 30, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Died September 30, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
WESTON- At Whitlocks, September 25th, 1899, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. WESTON.
DUFF- At Hollister, San Benito county, September 25th, 1899, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. DUFF.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
HUGHES-PROBASCO September 2, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
On Tuesday evening last at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John ORME, Judge Finn of Mariposa united in bonds of matrimony Mr. Augustus HUGHES and Mrs. Sarah Probasco.
BOWMAN-JOHNSON September 2, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
On Wednesday evening Judge FINN of Mariposa performed the marriage ceremony uniting in marriage Franklin BOWMAN of Coulterville and Miss Harriet Francis JOHNSON of San Francisco.
STANTON, John September 9, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John STANTON.
Just as we go to press the news was telephoned from San Francisco of the death of John STANTON, farther of our townsman, Pat STANTON. Mr. STANTON was an old resident of Merced where he had many friends who will regret to hear of his demise. For the past few years he has made San Francisco his home. Pat STANTON left immediately for the city on hearing the news.
RYER, Chris September 16, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Chris RYER is Dead.
A telephone message was received by the Mail
this afternoon from San Francisco stating that Chris RYER, the well known
claimant ti the RYER estate several years ago, had died this morning at
the Golden Gate sanitarium. He was to undergo a surgical operation, and
chloroform was administered. He was struggling hard against the anesthetic,
when suddenly the struggles ceased. Examination showed he was dead. He
expired before the surgical operation began.
Mr. RYER was a native of this city, but had resided in San Francisco for several years. He had made arrangements to go to Porto Rico, and was not to have started in about a month. The operation which he was not a severe one, though painful, and the probability is that he would have lived for many years had not chloroform been administered. The deceased leaves a wife, several children and a sister. The last mentioned, Mrs. Belle HATCH, is in Stockton to-day.- Stockton Mail. Sept. 11th.
The deceased was for many years a resident of Hornitos, this county.
NEALE, Charles H. September 30, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death From Morphine.
Charles H. NEALE died early Thursday morning
at a house on Shepard street belonging to his father. The cause of death
was an overdose of morphine taken while crazed with pain, the result of
a long illness. He had taken the drug about 9 o'clock the previous night,
and a hour and a half later Dr. ELLIS was called. He worked all night with
his patient, who was restored to consciousness at 3 o'clock in the morning
but died an hour later. The funeral took place yesterday morning, when
he was buried by the side of his brother in the City Cemetery. Deceased
was the eldest son of John H. NEALE, a native of this State, and 43 years
of age. Familiarly known as "Charlie" NEALE, he had numerous friends who
will miss him. He had many good traits and ws kind to a fault.- Sonora
Democrat, Sept. 23.
The deceased was a native of Mariposa.
Vitals October 1899 Mariposa Gazette
October 7, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Married October 7, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
FISHER-LORENDA- At Chowchilla, October 5th, 1899, by R. FINN, J.P., John FISHER and Miss Ellen LORENDA.
GIBBONS- FISHER= At Chowchilla, October 5th, 1899, by R. FINN, J.P., Albert GIBBONS and Miss Jennie FISHER.
October 14, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
October 21, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
October 28, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 28, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
EGENHOFF- Near Hornitos, October 10, 1899, to the wife of David EGENHOFF, a son.
M'MASTER- Near Hornitos, to the wife of C. W. McMASTER, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
MILLS-HUTCHINGS October 7, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
In this issue will be found the announcement
of the marriage of our esteemed fellow citizen, Mr. W, H, MILLS, to Miss
The happy event took place in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 27th, 1899. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. HUTCHINGS, for many years the owners of most of the Yosemite Valley. She is a highly educated and accomplished young lady, and until lately was Secretary of the Sierra Club. Mr. MILLS is a gentleman whose sterling worth is recognized throughout Plumas county, of which he has been a prominent citizen for many years. The best wishes of a large circle of friends go with the young couple in their voyage across the matrimonial seas.
Mr. and Mrs. MILLS are expected to arrive from San Francisco this evening. They will make this valley their future home. However, after a short stay here they will leave for a tour to Mexico where they will visit Mr. and Mrs. James E. MILLS.
The above was taken from the Plumas National Bulletin of September 30th. The bride is well known in this county especially at Wawona and in the Yosemite Valley where she was born. She was the first white child born in the wonderful valley and has spent a great part of her life in the midst of its wonderful scenery. The many friends who have known her from childhood have nothing but good words to say of her and wish her a long and happy life with her life companion whose name she bears.
Vitals November 1899 Mariposa Gazette
November 4, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
November 11, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 11, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
ADAIR- In Angels Camp, November 4, 1899,, to the wife of James S. ADAIR a son.
Married November 11, 1899, Mariposa Gazette
HALSTEAD- HOPE- Near Coulterville, November 8, 1899, by Rev. Henry NEATE, Robert F. HALSTEAD and Miss Nellie HOPE, both of Coulterville.
November 18, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
November 25, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Married November 25, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
CAMIN-ARTRU= In Mariposa, November 23, 1899, at the residents of the bride's parents, by Judge J. M. CORCORAN, Louisa ARTRO and Ernest L. CAMIN, both of Mariposa.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
HALSTEAD-HOPE November 11, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
On Wednesday morning at the residence of the
bride's parents, near Coulterville, Robert F, HALSTEAD and Nellie HOPE
were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by the Rev. Henry NEATE of Mariposa.
Both the contracting parties are native Mariposans, have grown up to years of maturity in the neighborhood of Coulterville, where they have many friends who wish them a pleasant journey over the matrimonial path of life.
Mr. and Mrs. HALSTEAD came to Mariposa to spend a few days here with relatives. They did not forget the printer but remembered him with a bountiful supply of wedding cake, which was partaken of by all hands amidst expressions of good will and hopes for the prosperity and happiness of the newly wedded couple.
(list of presents omitted for brevity will transcribe upon request.)
LILLEY, Dr. F. E. November 11, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Dr. F. E. LILLEY of Merced died at his home in that city on Friday last week of blood poisoning. Dr. LILLEY held the office of Coroner at the time of his death. His remains were shipped off to Pennsylvania for internment. His wife and daughter were in New York where they had gone a short time before to visit there old home.
FRITZ, John G. November 11, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John G. FRITZ.
News of the death of John G. FRITZ was telephoned to Mariposa last Tuesday morning. Mr. FRITZ died at his home in Santa Rosa from old age. The deceased was a native of Germany and about 72 years of age, and a butcher by occupation. For many years prior to 1889 the deceased and his family were residents of Mariposa county, being engaged in the butchering business here. About 1889 JOHNSON and CROSS bought out his business and shortly after with his family he moved to Santa Rosa. The many friends in Mariposa sympathize with the mother and children in their sad bereavement.
WIBLE, Mrs. Maggie Goodwin November 18, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Maggie Goodwin WIBLE, born and raised
in this county, died in San Francisco on November 3rd, 1899. Mrs. WIBLE
was a sister of Mrs. Lizzie GOSS, George GOODWIN, and aunt of Mrs. Carrie
DEXTER and Miss M. WAGNER. The deceased left a little baby. Mrs. GOSS,
George GOODWIN and wife, and Mrs. Carrie DEXTER attended the funeral. The
internment was at Laurel Hill Cemetery, San Francisco. The sympathy of
the community is with the husband and sorrowing relatives.
Vitals December 1899 Mariposa Gazette
December 2, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 2, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
TISCORNIA- TRUMBETTA- Near Coulterville, November 16th, 1899, by Judge J. S. MURPHY, John Lewis TISCORNIA and Mary Lena TISCORNIA, both of Coulterville.
December 9, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
December 16, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
December 23, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 23, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
DUNSTON-WARREN- In Coulterville, December 6th, 1899, by Judge MURPHY, Thomas DUNSTON and Mrs. Anna WARREN.
Died December 23, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
DOLAN- In San Francisco, December 13th, Bridgett DOLAN, a native of Ireland, aged 61 years.
LAGOMARSINO- In San Francisco, December 19th, 1899, Frank J. LAGOMARSINO, a native of Snelling, Merced county, aged 34 years.
December 30, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 30, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
BRICE- RIDGWAY- At the residence of the bride's parents, In Mariposa, by the Rev. Henry NEATE, Wm. BRICE of Colorado, and Miss Elsie RIDGWAY of Mariposa.
Died December 30, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
MAGOON- At the Stockton Insane asylum, December 21, 1899, Richard MAGOON, aged about 60 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
MARSHALL. George December 2, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
George W. MARSHALL died at Carters last Sunday of consumption. He was a native of California, aged 37 years, and left a father and brother to mourn his loss. The funeral took place on Thursday.
HOWARD, Thomas T. December 2, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Another Ranger Gone.
Hon. W. J. HOWARD received a letter last week announcing the death of his brother, Thomas T. HOWARD, at his home near Galveston, Texas. The deceased was a resident of California years ago and was one of the band of rangers who captured and killed the famous California bandit, Joaquin MURIETTA. Hon. W. J. HOWARD of our county was also a member of the band of rangers and was present at the capturre and killing of Joaquin. Mr. HOWARD is now the sole survivor of the famous band of rangers.
TISCORNIA-TRUMBETTA December 2, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
On November 16, 1899 a very enjoyable wedding took place near this town when Johnnie TISCORNIA and Mary Lena TRUMBETTA were married by Judge MURPHY. Jimmie CANOVA was best man and Lydie TRUMBETTA was bridesmaid. It was one of the stormiest nights ever seen here. Judge MURPHY lost his overcoat in the creek, yet the joy was unconfined. The newly wedded couple are both natives of Coulterville, yet went to Fresno for the honeymoon.
BORLINI-OCLESE December 16, 1899, Mariposa Gazette
The following is the account taken from
the S. F. CHRONICLE of the 9th, of the wedding of A. A. BORLINI of San
Francisco and Miss Margaret OLCESE of Oakland. The bride is a native of
Hornitos, Mariposa County, and has hosts of friends in this county who
wish the young bride and her husband all the blessings incident to happy
"A wedding of interest to society people on both sides of the bay was that of Alfred A. BORLINI and Miss Margaret OCLESE, which took place last evening in St. Francis de Sales Church in Oakland. Mr. BORLINI is teller in the American Bank and Trust Company and was one of the most popular young men in this city. A year ago he was grand marshall of the forth of July celebration and has been honored on many occasions. He holds a commission in the National Guard and his command would have been the next to go, if there had been a second call for California troops. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Margaret and the late Andrea OLCESE, and lives with her mother at 103 Sixteenth street Oakland.
The church was elaborately decorated and filled with friends of the young people. The bride was attended by Miss DEMORILLIA of Napa as maid of honor and her bridesmaids were Miss Charlotte BORLINI, Miss Clotilde CHICKIZOLA, Miss Edna CERONIA and Miss Lenora DOMENICONI. The grooms brother, W. R. BORLINI, was best man and R. L. DUNN, W. A. MARSHALL, S. V. COSTELLO, and Dr. G. E. CAGLERI were ushers.
A reception at the OLCESE residence followed the ceremony. Later Mr. and Mrs. BORLINI left for a honeymoon in Southern California."
LAGOMARSINO, Frank December 23, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
On Tuesday the sad intelligence
was received in Merced that Frank LAGOMARSINO, a highly respected young
man of this city, who was taken to San Francisco several weeks ago for
medical treatment, died in that city Monday evening. Deceased was a native
of this county, having been born on the Merced river, and was 34 years
of age. He was employed for several years as clerk in the hardware store
of R. BARCROFT, and had a large circle of friends who deeply regret his
untimely demise and extend deepest sympathy to the stricken family. The
remains were brought to Merced Tuesday night, and the funeral took place
on Thursday, under the auspices of the Fire Department and Court Fountain
City, No. 7800,
A.O.F., of which organizations he was an honored member. - Star.
DOLAN, Mrs. J.J. December 23, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Death of J. J. DOLAN.
On Wednesday, December 13th, 1899, at
her home in the city of San Francisco, the spirit of Mrs. James J. DOLAN
took its flight from its earthly dwelling place to the realms of the Master
"whose work was not done by hands."
The formal notice contained in the death column of the city paper announcing the demise of this good woman, carried sorrow to relatives and friends, who where not prepared for the unheralded announcement.
Bridget DEEGAN was the second oldest daughter of Michael and Julia DEEGAN of the county of Clare, Ireland. Until about sixteen years of age her native country was her home, but at that age she came to the United States, living for a while in Philadelphia, and in 1860 she came to California in company with her eldest sister and her husband, (Mr. And Mrs. James ADAIR) and in the year following was married to a prominent mining man, James J. DOLAN, then in the beginning of his career. Mr. DOLAN brought his bride to Bear Valley, Mariposa County, where he had charge of the mines, then under the management of T. W. PARK. Until 1873 Mr. and Mrs. DOLAN lived in Bear Valley from which place they moved to San Francisco where they have ever since resided.
The deceased lady was the mother of five children, three of whom had gone before' to the other shore" Two in Bear Valley in early childhood, and the third, Mamie, the youngest daughter, about two years ago in San Francisco. It was the death of the last named that caused the mothers heart to bleed and the physical body to give way under the load of grief and sorrow for her youngest had just attained her majority, with the promise of a long and useful life before her (she had spent three years as a nurse in the city aand the county hospital of San Francisco, where she contracted quick consumption and died) when the grim messenger summoned her hence. The mother's life was wrapped up in that of her last born child and from the time of her untimely death she lapsed into a decline, and though physicians attempted to lengthen the span of life that was now apparently on the decline their efforts were futile.
In life the departed had always been a good mother, a dutiful wife, and an obliging neighbor, who leaves behind her none to say ought of her but what is good. A true husband, two daughters, and a sister, Mrs. James ADAIR of Bear Valley and her family are among the immediate relatives who mourn the loss of the departed.
The funeral too place on Saturday last from St. James' Catholic Church of San Francisco of which religious denomination the deceased had been a life long member. The internment took place at Holy Cross Cemetery.
MAGOON, Dick December 30, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
Dick MAGOON, who about three years ago shot and killed Wm. McGURK, just over the county line in Madera county, while insane, died at the Stockton Insane Asylum on the 21st inst.
BRICE-RIDGEWAY December 30, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
A very pretty home wedding occurred on Monday, December
25th, 1899, at 8:30 a.m. at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James A, RIDGWAY.
Their second oldest daughter, Elsie A. RIDGWAY, was married to Wm. BRICE
of Colorado, Rev. Henry NEATE officiating. The parlor was beautifully decorated
with chrysanthemums, smilax and ferns, and the ceremony was performed under
a bower of smilax and chrysanthemums. Then came the solemn impressive marriage
ceremony and the congratulations of the assembled relatives. The bride
and groom then led the way to the dinning room where a wedding breakfast
was served. The walls of the dinning room were decorated with large ferns
and and the prettily set long table was decked with strands of smilax and
Beautiful violets, sweetly gleamed,
Lovingly from 'neath the green leaves
of the smilax,
Kind hands of loving friends in seemed
Had gathered them in their deep blue
During the breakfast two canary birds in their gilded cages sang sweet omens of a happy future for the bridal pair.
Then amidst a shower of rice and old shoes, the newly married couple left, via Le Grand, for San Francisco and a tour of Southern California.
The bride looked handsome and was attired in an elegant traveling suit of mauve colored bengahue trimmed with white taffeta and silver braid. She carried a bouquet of maiden hair fern and white chrysanthemums and a bunch of the same nestled prettily in her dark hair.
Mariposa is the native town of the bride. It was here her childhood and girlhood was passed. She was a popular school teacher and has many warm friends throughout the county who wish her every happiness.
The groom is a native of Illinois. He has been a resident of Mariposa county for the past four years and is the senior member of the firm of Brice Brothers at Colorado. He is a young man of sterling worth, fine principles, and one of the most promising young men in Mariposa.
The Gazette wishes the couple every happiness. We trust that their life's journey will be as bright and as free from clouds as was the wedding day, on which day it seemed that spring sunshine gleamed through December air.
MAGOON, Richard December 30, 1899 Mariposa Gazette
The interment of Richard H. MAGOON, who
died very suddenly of paralysis, in Stockton, December 20th, will take
place at Glendale Farm, Saturday, December 30th, 1899, amid the dear familiar
scenes he loved so well, and where rests his father, a brother and sister.
The funeral services, at 2 o'clock p.m., will be conducted by Rev. Henry
The deceased was born in Galena, Ill. about 1850 and came to this state in the promising years of early boyhood, and shortly afterwards suffered a stroke of paralysis which impaired his health in a degree for life. He was generous and kind hearted and in the starless gloom of the affliction of later life never forgot those gentlemanly traits that characterized his life from the cradle.
We shall miss him, yes, yet we feel that to him death was but the unveiling of that clear and perfect light, unshadowed by the clouds of earth.
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HODGSON- At Mormon Bar, Jan 10, 1900, Thomas HODSON, a native of England, aged 83 years.
January 20, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
January 27, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Died January 27, 1900
COLLINS- Near Hornitos, January 16, 1900, Mrs. Edwinah COLLINS, Jr. aged 43 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
GALLISON-GROSS January 6, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
We clip the following from the Union Democrat, Sonora." Married at the Brown mine, December 20, 1899, by Geo. A. RICHARDS, J.P., Percy R. GALLISON of Sonora, and Miss Theresa GROSS of Tuttletown." Percy is a Mariposa boy and has many relatives and friends here who wish him well.
BACIGALUPI, Joseph January 6, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Joseph BACIGALUPI, an old time resident of Bear Valley, died in San Francisco last week. Deceased was a butcher by occupation and commonly called "Pipping." Deceased was unmarried.
BUSANO, Alvarado January 6, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Alvarado BUSANO, a native of Mexico, 77 years of age, died at the county hospital on January 1st.
MINGES-FITZHUGH January 6, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
It is not possible to jewel with words the
sentiment that animates the hearts of a newly married couple, where garlanded
with their own joyous love is that of parents and friends. Never sailed
a fairy bark over an enchanted sea more gladly than was commenced life's
matrimonial voyage last New Years day by George W. MINGES and wife, newly
married by our worthy Superior Judge, John M. CORCORAN, at the residence
of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. FITZHUGH, near Mariposa, at 9
Mrs. Zoe MINGES, the young bride, was born at Snelling, Merced County, nineteen years ago. Her father Cole FITZHUGH grew to manhood in the same town, being a son of Dr. FITZHUGH, a worthy gentleman who was a near relative of our illustrious General, Fitzhugh LEE of Virginia. The bride has inherited all the beauty and grace that belongs to her illustrious and brilliant southern ancestors, being a perfect queen of beauty. She was fittingly and beautifully attired in white, carrying in her hand a bouquet of white flowers.
The bridegroom is a native of San Joaquin county and is twenty-seven years of age. Mr. MINGES is one of Merceds business men and is a young man of exemplary character and business worth. Mr. FITZHUGH gave the bride away. The bridegroom placed the ring on her finger, the Judge spoke the impressive words and they were man and wife. Mrs. Ida E. MINGES, mother of the groom, and B. F. MINGES, a brother, were present from Merced. Mrs. L. E. BALL, Dr. WITHERSPOON, Joseph GREEN, Robert L. PAINE, and W, F, RECTOR, of Mariposa were also guests. After a splendid breakfast the newly married couple started on their honeymoon trip to Pacific Grove. The Gazette extends to them a glad New Year, and sincerely trusts that their declining years will be a bright consummation of the auspicious present.
RUDOLF-BRANSON January 6, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
A very pretty home wedding occurred on New Years day at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John BRANSON. Their youngest daughter, Miss Mattie, was married to a Mr. RUDOLPH, late of New Mexico, Rev. J. D. HOUCK officiating. Miss Eunice HARRINGTON of Merced acted as bridesmaid and Hugh BRANSON of Hornitos as best man. After the congratulations of the assembled relatives refreshments of cake and wine were served. Most of the wedding party, including the bride and groom, attended the mask ball at Hornitos in the evening.
HOWITH, Nelson January 6, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Former Citizen.
On January 1st at his home near Porterville,
Nelson HOWITH, a former resident of Mariposa county, passed away to his
last resting place. The deceased came across the plains to California from
Texas in the early '50's and undertook mining for a livelihood. His sphere
of labor was around Carson Creek for a while and at another time he located
near Lewis and for a while he lived in Plainsburg. The deceased was at
the time of his death seventy-nine years of age. He leaves four children
living, long since grown to manhood and womanhood.
One of his sons is at work in Mariposa and one of his daughters is the wife of our esteemed Supervisor, James LINDSEY of Coulterville. Mrs. LINDSEY hearing of her fathers feeble condition left last friday to see and comfort him in his last moments. The deceased bore an excellent reputation by all who knew him. He was a prominent Free Mason and gave largely to the order, to which he was greatly devoted. His remains were interred at Porterville.
ROSEVEARE, James January 6 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of James ROSEVEARE.
Again on Tuesday of this
week the grim destroyer visited the little town of Whitlocks and called
from earthly scenes the spirit of James ROSEVEARE. The deceased was a native
of England, aged thirty-three years, and a miner by occupation. For about
three years he with his family, consisting of a wife and one child, resided
in Whitlocks, where Mr. ROSEVEARE was employed by the Tendron Mining Company,
until sickness caused him to desist from working.
He had contracted consumption and the disease made rapid inroads on his constitution. All that medical aid and efficient nursing could do was done but to no avail, on Tuesday evening last the summons came and peacefully he breathed his last.
Deceased belonged to both Masonry and the Knights of Pythias. He was also a member of the Whitlocks Brass Band.
The funeral took place on Thursday, the internment being made in the Masonic cemetery above Mariposa.
Funeral services were held at the church in Whitlocks, Wm. MITCHELL officiating. At the grave the Masons conducted their services, while the Knights of Pythias formed the pall bearers.
The deceased was a good citizen, a loving husband, and a devoted father, and the sympathy of the community is extended to bereaved relatives.
IVOSAVICH, George January 6, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Miner Killed at Mt. Gaines.
George IVOSAVICH, a Montenegran,
working at the Mt. Gaines mine was killed last Saturday by the caving of
rock. Coroner McELLIGOTT after a careful research found the dead man the
possessor of $128 dollars in his pockets and a certificate of identification
from the Hibernia bank in San Francisco to be filled out by him. It seems
the dead man was the possessor of several surnames. He had sent one hundred
dollars to the bank along with the names of IVOSAVICH and ROFANOF. Whether
or not he has an account with the banks is not known. Mr. McELLIGOTT will
make full inquires, So far no relations have been found. He was buried
HODGSON, Thomas January 13, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Thomas HODGSON.
Thomas HODGSON, one of the oldest
settlers of this county, passed away last Wednesday night at his home at
Mormon Bar, about two miles below Mariposa.
The deceased was for a number of years a resident of Sherlocks creek and is well known to all old time Mariposans as well as the younger generation. He was an honest, industrious, and upright citizen, respected by all who knew him. He was Supervisor of this county for a number of years. He was a native of England and at the time of his death was in his eighty-third year.
His general health has been failing for a number of years and about a week ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis, which hastened the end. He leaves a widow, two sons, and two daughters to mourn his loss. The funeral is in progress as we go to press, Friday, 2 p.m. The internment will be made at the public graveyard above town. A large number of friends and acquaintances are in attendance.
JONES, Judge J. P. January 13, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Judge J. P. JONES.
By a telephone message we learn that Judge Joseph P. JONES of Contra Costa county died suddenly at his home in Martinez on Thursday morning at 6 o'clock. The deceased jurist has on two separate trials presided in the Superior Court here. First in Mariposa's famous road trials and again later in the famous HITE trial. Up to going to press no report of the cause of death could be learned. All those who became acquainted with the deceased during his brief sojourn here in Mariposa county, were favorably impressed with the deceased Judge and learn with sad news of his death with regret.
Death of Mrs. Ed. COLLINS.
News was received here last week
Wednesday that Mrs. Edward COLLINS of Mt. Gaines passed away quite suddenly
at her home after a short illness of one day.
The deceased was the wife of Edward COLLINS, Jr. She was an estimable lady and together with her husband has spent the greater part of her life in Mariposa county. Mrs. COLLINS was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. PITZER, and was married to Mr. COLLINS about twenty-two years ago. A husband and one child are left to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother. The funeral took place on Thursday at Hornitos.
OSTRANDER, J. A. January 27, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of J. A. OSTRANDER.
District Attorney F. G. OSTRANDER received a telegram last night announcing the death of his brother, Jasper A. OSTRANDER, which occurred yesterday afternoon at the latter's home on Filbert street in Oakland. Mr. OSTRANDER left on this morning's train for Oakland, where the funeral will be held tomorrow. His father, H. J. OSTRANDER, left yesterday morning for the West Side, but was caught by wire at Firebaughs at 10 o'clock this morning and notified of his sons death. Dr. OSTRANDER was 46 years old. He was born and raised in Merced county, but left here 14 years ago. - Sun.
Vitals February 1900 Mariposa Gazette
February 3, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 3, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
HURD- At Snow Creek, February 1st, 1900, Mrs. Justice HURD, aged about 65 years.
Married February 3, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
MONTAGUE- PAINE- In Mariposa, January 31st, 1900, by Richard FINN, J.P., Frank MONTAGUE and Miss Rachael PAINE, both of Mariposa.
February 10, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
February 17, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
February 24, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 24, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
HARRIS- In Watsonville, February 14, 1900, I. W. HARRIS, a native of New Jersey, aged 77 years.
SCHLAGETER- In San Francisco, February 20th, 1900, Herman SCHLAGETER, a native of Germany, aged 51 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
FELGER, John C. February 3, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
A Veteran Gone.
The following well written account of
the death of an old Mariposan is taken from the columns of the St. Helena
Sentinel and is from the pen of Hon. James H. LAWRENCE, formerly editor
and proprietor of the Mariposa Gazette.
Just as we were coming out of the dinning room a message reached us of the sudden death of John C. FELGER. He had a violent cough and was complaining for several days. To-day at noon, as he was passing by the door of the hospital, he fell and the blood from an internal hemorrhage poured from his mouth. He expired the next moment. John Conrad FELGER was a native of Germany and had passed his 75th birthday. He enlisted in the City of New York, September, 1847, for five years, and was discharged at Port Orford, Oregon, August,, 1852. He was in the garrison which occupied Vera Cruz when the news of peace was brought in and with it an order to deliver the fort to the Mexican troops. He was a active member of the Associated Veterans of the Mexican War and mined through the pioneer days of California in the county of Mariposa until 1894, when in consequence of old age and disability he came to the Veterans Home. He was an honorable, wholesouled, generous man, true to his friends and forgiving to men who had wronged him. It will take years of prospecting and industrious digging to unearth a squarer, nobler type of manhood than was seen in the person of John C. FELGER. Up to date they fail to crop out on the surface.
ROE, William February 3, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Last Tuesday morning Surveyor Robinson and Robert CALHOUN, Jr. went over to the residence of a German, named William ROE in the Oakvale district, intending to do some surveying for him. When they got there was no sign of life about the place and they entered the house and found him dead in bed. He had been complaining of a pain in his chest and a cold. His clock was still running which indicated that he had not long been dead. The deceased came to Oakvale about five years ago and took up a piece of land and has lived there ever since. Not much is known of his history prior to his advent in Oakvale, but since living there was a quiet, peaceable citizen. He was a butcher by trade. Coroner McELLIGOTT held an inquest on the body on Wednesday. The jury found that the deceased came to his death from natural causes.
MONTAGUE-PAINE February 3, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
MONTAGUE- PAINE Nuptials.
A quiet wedding took place at the residence of Mrs. PAINE in Mariposa on Wednesday evening of this week. The contracting parties were Miss Rachael PAINE and Frank MONTAGUE. The wedding was private, only relatives being present. The bride is a native of Mariposa county and is an estimable young lady whose many friends wish her every happiness. The groom has been a resident of Mariposa county for several years and is a printer by occupation. Judge FINN officiated.
HURD, Mrs. James February 3, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. HURD.
Mrs. Justus HURD, wife of Justus HURD of Snow Creek, died at her residence at Snow Creek last Thursday morning. Her remains were interred by the side of her deceased son at Snow Creek on Friday afternoon. The deceased was an estimable lady who was well known by all in that section where she had an enviable reputation. She was a good christian and a kind and affable woman, who will be missed in the community.
SCHLAGETER, H. Sr. February 24, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of H. SCHLAGETER Sr.
F. W. SCHLAGETER received a telephone
message from his sister in San Francisco last Monday morning announcing
the death of his father, Herman SCHLAGETER, that morning. C. A. SCHLAGETER
and family left at once for the city to attend the funeral.
While the deceased was over seventy years of age and had not been strong for the past couple of years, the announcement of his death was a surprise, for even his children were not informed of his being ill.
Herman SCHLAGETER was a German by birth, having been born at Bueh?, Rhine, in 1829. He spent his early the early part of his life in his native land and in 1848 he took part in the German revolution fighting under SEIGLE. He emigrated to the United States in 1850 and for a while he was a resident of Louisville, Kentucky, from there moved to San Francisco during the 50' and in 1860 he came to Mariposa where he engaged in the hotel business, remaining here till the 80's when he went to San Francisco to reside.
Herman SCHLAGETER was an honest, upright man a good citizen and had the respect of all who knew him wherever he lived. In Mariposa he has a large number of friends who deeply regret his demise. It was in this town that the deceased spent the greater part of his active career. Here is where most of his children were born and raised with their family, and it was to Mariposa that the deceased always referred to as his home.
He leaves a widow and six children, all of whom have attained their majority. Herman the youngest son, is in Circle City, he being a doctor and surgeon of the United States troops stationed there and was the only one of Mr. SCHLAGETER's children not present at the funeral, which took place on Wednesday afternoon last, from the Masonic Temple in San Francisco. The internment was made in Cypress Lawn Cemetery. The Gazette sympathizes with the bereaved relatives of the deceased in their great affliction.
HARRIS, I. W. February 24, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of I. W. HARRIS.
I. W. HARRIS, father of our townsman, John F. HARRIS, died at Watsonville on Wednesday of last week. Deceased was a native of New Jersey and at the time of his death was 77 years of age. For a number of years Mr. HARRIS conducted a harness and saddler shop in Mariposa where he had many friends. He spent last summer here visiting his son.
Vitals March 1900 Mariposa Gazette
March 3, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 3, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
CAMIN- In Mariposa, February 26, 1900, to the wife of A. A. CAMIN, a son.
Died March 3, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
FISHER- At Chowchilla, February 25, 1900, W. C. FISHER, a native of Alabama, aged 71, years.
March 10, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 10, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
CAREY- In Mariposa, March 6th, 1900, to the wife of Henry CAREY, a daughter.
Married March 10, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
DeMOSS-GROSJEAN- Near Mariposa at the residence of the bride's mother, Miss Eta DeMOSS and David GROSJEAN.
March 17, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
March 24, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Died March 24, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
ARDIZZI- In Oakland, March 20, 1900, a native of Bear Valley, Mariposa county, aged 42 years and 6 months.
March 31, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
REEDY, Eliza D. March 3, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. REEDY.
At a early hour this morning Mrs. Eliza D.
REEDY, one of Stanislaus county's earliest settlers, breathed her last
at her home in this city. The cause of death was pneumonia. Her age was
75 years and she was a native of Ireland. In early childhood she came to
the United States with her parents. Her marriage took place at New Orleans
and she came to California with her husband in 1850 and resided in Tuolumne
county. Later her home was at La Grange and Knight's Ferry. Her husband,
who preceded her to the grave twenty five years ago this month, was one
of the best known men in the county and for a number of years was County
Clerk and County Treasurer of this county in the early history of the county.
About twenty years ago Mrs. REEDY brought her children to Modesto to reside
and this has been her home ever since. She was a thoroughly devoted woman
to her children and friends and all who knew her loved and respected her.
Of late she had been an invalid on account of a complication of ailments
and advanced years. Four children survive to mourn her loss, viz.: Mrs.
John DUNN of Modesto, Mrs. Phillip KERNAN, of Alameda, Andrew J. REEDY
of Coulterville, and John REEDY of San Francisco.
The funeral will take place from St. Stanislaus (Catholic) Church on Monday next at 110 o'clock a.m. A solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul by Rev. Father W. J. MADDEN. - Modesto News, Feb. 23rd.
GROSJEAN- DEMOSS March 10, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
On Monday night last David GROSJEAN and Miss Etta DEMOSS were united in marriage at the residence of the bride's mother near Mariposa, Judge FINN officiating. Only near relatives were present. The Gazette wishes the young people a pleasant journey o'er the matrimonial sea.
DAVIS, Infant March 17, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. Percy DAVIS is said to be the most inflated man in Coulterville since the advent of his infant son the other day.
BEVINS-PHILLIPS March 17, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by the County Clerk on Thursday night for the marriage of John K. BEVINS of Fresno and Miss Mabel PHILLIPS of Coulterville.
DULCICH- DULICH March 31, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
On Monday evening last at Schlageter's Hotel, Judge CORCORAN performed the marriage ceremony uniting in matrimony Mrs. Angelina DULCICH to George DULCICH, both of Hunter's Valley.
Vitals April 1900 Mariposa Gazette
April 7, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 7, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
TRABUCCO- In Mariposa, March 31st, 1900, to the wife of J. J. TRABUCCO a son.
April 14, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
April 21, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Died April 21, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
PENDOLA- In Mariposa, April 20th, 1900, Charles PENDOLA, a native of Bear Valley, Mariposa county, aged 37 years.
BEHAN- In Mariposa, April 19th, 1900, Mrs. Rosina BEHAN, a native of Ireland, aged 84 years.
April 28, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Married April 28, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
ROHAN-YDIERTE- In Mariposa, April 25th, 1900, Alfred ROHAN to Andrea YDIERTE.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
LAGOMARSINO, Mary April 14, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary LAGOMARSINO died at her home in Merced on Monday morning. April 6th, 1900. She was 79 years old and a native of Italy, from which country she emigrated early in life. The deceased and her husband lived for many years on the Merced river, where they raised a large family, of which two sons and three daughters survive, her husband having died several years ago. The funeral was held from the Catholic church yesterday morning. - Star, April 12.
BEHAN, Rosina April 21, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. BEHAN.
Mrs. Rosina BEHAN died at her home in Mariposa about half past five o'clock last Thursday evening at the advanced age of 84 years. The deceased, familiarly called Grandma BEHAN, was a native of Ireland and had resided in Mariposa since the early 50's. Her husband was buried here some time in the 60's and the deceased, with her daughter, has resided here ever since. She was a kind, good hearted, christian woman, whose mission in life has been well filled. She leaves one daughter and many friends to mourn her loss. Her funeral will take place from her late residence this afternoon. The internment will be made in the Masonic cemetery.
PENDOLA, Charles April 21, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death Of Charles PENDOLA.
Charles Pendola, the subject of our sketch,
and of whom we write, died at his home in Mariposa on Friday, April 20th,
1900, about 11 o'clock a.m.
He came from his home in the morning not feeling overly well and told Joe LIND, who was assisting him at the saloon, that he would not stay at the saloon during the day on account of not feeling well. He lighted a cigar and went to the Court House and while in the clerks office, talking with several parties, he suddenly raised his hands and uttering some unintelligible sounds sank and at the same time fell forward and his head just striking the hot stove as Tom LIND caught him. Dr. RICHTER was summoned and succeeded in restoring him to consciousness. He was then taken to his home where he had several subsequent fits and although everything that could be done for him was done it was of no avail.
The physician and assistants kept working on him long after it was apparent that their efforts were futile, the spirit had taken its flight.
Charles PENDOLA was born at Bear Valley thirty-seven years ago. The writer has known him as a boy and man, during the whole of his life. He was an honest, upright, conscientious man, and as true as steel to his friends. He was gifted with some of the best traits of character that fell to the lot of man, and those who knew him best admired him for his manly qualities, and with the widow and orphaned children mourn his untimely death.
A wife and three small children, besides a mother, two sisters, and a brother are among his immediate relatives. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made at the time of going to press. He was a member of Mariposa Parlor, No. 171, N.S.G.W., presumably under whose auspices the funeral will take place.
SMITH, John April 21, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John SMITH.
John SMITH, the veteran saloon keeper
of Merced, passed away at his home in that city on Monday night. Mr. SMITH
has been a resident Merced for almost thirty years, and was well and favorably
known in Mariposa county. In the early 70's he ran a saloon in the Yosemite
Valley and for a time divided his attention between Merced and the Valley.
Mr. Smith was a model saloon man, thoroughly honest and upright in all his dealings, and his place of business was always a model of neatness and he catered to the best class of trade in the community. The deceased was a native of Ohio and about 70 years of age at the time of his death. The funeral took lace from his home in Merced on Wednesday afternoon.
Vitals May 1900 Mariposa Gazette
May 5, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Married May 5, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
LIND-PROUTY- At the residence of the bride's parents in Mariposa, May 1st, 1900, by the Rev. H. NEATE, Carl LIND and Miss Laura PROUTY, both of Mariposa.
May 12, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 12, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
ALARID- In Mariposa, May 6th, 1900, to the wife of Manuel ALARID, a daughter.
May 19, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
May 26, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
LAIRD-McCLURE May 5, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Porter LAIRD and Miss Leona McCLURE were married in Merced last Monday by Rev. C. E. SMITH.
LIND-PROUTY May 5, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
On last Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock Laura,
the eldest daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. PROUTY, was united in marriage
to Carl, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry LIND, the Rev. Henry NEATE
The ceremony took place at the residence of the bride's parents, in Mariposa in the presence of the relatives of the contracting parties and a number of invited guests, among which were the schoolmates belonging to the class, of which the bride was a member.
The parlor was handsomely decorated for the occasion with ferns and flowers. The bride, one of the sweetest and fairest girls reared in the butterfly county, was attired in a white corded silk dress trimmed with chiffon and carried a bouquet of bride's roses and maiden hair ferns, and was attended by Miss Pearl BAKER, prettily gowned in white organdy. The groom, an industrious, promising young man, was attended by WM. DAUT as best man.
After the ceremony was finished and the congratulations through, refreshments were served. The bridal party and friends then repaired to the Good Templar's Hall were a reception was tendered them under the auspices of the Good Templar order, of which order the bride and groom are members.
The hall was a literal bower of roses, and under a large wedding bell of white flowers the bride and groom received the congratulations of the assembled friends.
A vocal sole, "The Sweetest Story Ever Told," beautifully sung by Mrs. J. H. LIND, and a solo with guitar accompaniment by Mr. McKEE added to the many pleasures of the evening.
Later on refreshments were served at tables handsomely decorated, after which dancing was indulged in.
The bride and groom were the recipients of many handsome presents, and with the best wishes of their many friends, including the Gazette, start propitiously on there journey through life.
FLEMING-HALLINAN May 5, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Cupid has been at work recently with his sweet music in our portion of country. No heart wears armor that can withstand his darts. The latest matrimonial venture of note is that of Miss Annie HALLINAN of Pinon Blanco to John FLEMING of the corner section in Tuolumne county. Although a gulf of years divides them it was bridged by a single span of love, and silver and gold are welded into perfect glory. In 1944 the bride will be as old as her husband is today. How old are they?
JOSSELYN-FORSYTHE May 5, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Andrew Waterman JOSSELYN of Coulterville and Miss Elizabeth FORSYTHE of San Francisco were married in Stockton on last Tuesday evening. Miss FORSYTHE formerly taught school in Coulterville.
LAIRD-McCLURE May 5, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Merced
The Cosmopolitan Hotel at Merced was
the scene of a very pretty wedding on April 30th at 2 p.m. The contracting
parties were Louis Porter LAIRD and Leona Edna McCLURE, both of White Rock.
Will COUGHRAN acted as best man and Mrs. Lena COUGHRAN as bridesmaid. These
people are two of the most popular young people in our community, Mr. LAIRD
though having lived in this community only a short time has won the esteem
and respect of all whom he has met. His bride was raised in the neighborhood
and is loved and respected by everyone and Mr. LAIRD is to be congratulated
on capturing such a prize.
Those present beside the bride and groom were Mrs. Henry McCLURE, Mrs. Geo. WILLS, Mrs. John LAIRD, Mrs. Will COUGHRAN, Misses Jennie LORD, Nonie WILCOX, Mary WILLS, Alice HAMILTON, Linnie CALHOUN, Viola RANSEN, Georgia McCLURE, Messrs. Ralph LAIRD, John LAIRD, Chas. WILCOX, Rev. SMITH and Will COUGHRAN.
The happy couple left on the 4 o'clock train for Stockton and Sacramento where they will spend their honeymoon. May they have a happy and prosperous life is the wish of all. W.C.
ANGOVE-HOSKINS May 19, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Merced.
Richard ANGOVE, a mining man of
Coulterville, and Emmeline HOSKINS were married at 7 o'clock last evening
at the Tuolumne hotel. The courtship that resulted in this union started
several years ago in Cornwall England, where Mr. and Mrs. ANGOVE resided.
He came to this country five years ago, and his sweetheart arrived Saturday
in company with Mrs. SMITH and grand daughter also of Cornwall, England,
who will live with hr two sons at Coulterville. The marriage was solemnized
by Rev. Dr. JENKS, Sam SMITH of Coulterville and Mrs. SMITH's grand daughter
officiated in the capacity of best man and bridesmaid. The party proceeded
to Coulterville to day. Among those present at the ceremony were Mr. and
MRs. SEHRT, Mr. and Mrs. ROBINSON, Miss King, Miss FINN and Mr. HARPER.
- Sun, May 14th.
VALVERDE, Joe May 19, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
A dreadful accident occurred Monday evening at the bridge that spans Burns creek, just west of town, in which Joe, the five years old son of Lorenzo VALVERDE was instantly killed. Three little brothers had just left their home well and happy, and were scampering across the bridge when they met J. G. RUDDLE's ten horse mill team. Joe, the youngest, got between the wagons and in jumping out he tripped and fell, a wheel of the rear wagon passing over his neck and head. He died without a cry or groan. The bridge is bespattered with brains. The teamster, Mr. BLADE, did not know anything unusual had happened until after he had crossed the bridge and stopped to rest his team, when he heard the two little boys crying as they tried to drag the body of their dead brother home. An inquest proved the above facts and that no one was blamable. The parents of the boy wish to express their thanks for the kindness shown them in the trying affliction, also to the whole community who followed the remains to their last resting place in Hornitos Cemetery.
GARVEY, Peter May 26, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Peter GARVEY, formerly a resident of Mariposa, and well known in Mariposa and Merced counties, died suddenly of heart failure at Bullard's Bar, Yuba county on May 12th, 1900. He was at work near the house and feeling faint, lay down to rest and never arose. Deceased was fifty-five years of age and had been married 29 years. A wife and four children survive him. This is the third death in the family since December, 1898, and Mrs. GARVEY and family feel their repeated afflictions keenly, and there many friends sympathy deeply in their bereavements. Mr. GARVEY was a member of the A. O. U. W. at the time of his death.- Merced Star.
Vitals June 1900 Mariposa Gazette
June 2, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Died June 2, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
OBARR- In Mariposa, May 31st, 1900, A. A. OBARR, a native of Tennessee, aged 73 years, 6 months and 1 day.
Born June 2, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
BERTKEN- In Mariposa, May 29th, 1900, to the wife of George BERTKEN, a son.
Married June 2, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
SOUZA-ALMEIDA- In Mariposa, May J. M. SOUZA to Mrs. Maria P. ALMEIDA, John L. SMITH, officiating.
June 9, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 9, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
DOIDGE-COCHRAN- In Bear Valley June 3rd, 1900, Wm. DOIDGE and Miss Mary COCHRAN of Bear Valley.
June 16, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
June 23, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 23, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
WESTFALL- At Ben Hur, June 16th, to the wife of J. D. WESTFALL, a son.
June 30, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
SOUZA-ALMEIDA June 2, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
On Monday last Antone M. SOUZA and Mrs. Maria P. ALMEIDA were united in marriage in Mariposa by John L. SMITH, J.P.
OBARR, A. A. June 2, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of A. A. OBARR.
After a long and painful illness, Alexander
A. OBARR was summoned by the messenger of death on Thursday afternoon at
five minutes past one o'clock.
Deceased was a native of Tennessee and seventy-three years of age at the time of his death. On April 12th 1846, he was married to Miss S. E. COUNTS in Clinton, Van Buren county, Ark. From that union ten children were born, five boys and five girls. His widow and six children and sixteen grand children survive him.
Although a native of Tennessee, A. A. OBARR must be classed as a Californian, one of the host of pioneers who made up the first settlers here, for in 1850 he left his native state and journeyed to California with his brother in law Jacob DUNCAN, landing in Hangtown, September 9th, 1850. From Mr. DUNCAN we learn that during the entire trip across the plains which was made in an ox train, deceased being foreman of the train, no one ever heard A. A. OBARR use a cross word and this too in the face of a great many trials and tribulations. Deceased crossed the plains three times in ox teams and on each occasion he was foreman of the train.
In 1851 Mr. OBARR became the proprietor of the City hotel in the town of Coulterville, which he conducted for several years. He with his family then moved to Medocino county where they resided for twenty years, going from thence to Woodbridge, San Joaquin county, and other places for short periods of time, finally returning to Mariposa where he died.
The deceased has passed the three score and ten mark and had spent a long and useful life, a half century of which was spent among the vicissitudes of life in California, and his death was from natural causes incidental to old age.
He was a quiet, unostentatious man of a genial and kindly disposition and a good citizen and leaves a host of friends who tender their consolation to the widow and orphans, who, while deploring their loss, meekly bow to the will of the Great Master.
Funeral services over the body of the deceased were held at his late residence in Mariposa at 9 a.m. on June 1st, after which the remains were taken to Linden, San Joaquin county, there to be interred near those of his departed daughter, Mrs. Lottie DUKE. Peace to his ashes.
FUCHS, Adelbert June 9, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Adelbert FUCHS, an old resident of Cathey's Valley, died at his home in that place on Saturday. Mr. FUCHS was a native of Germany and about seventy years of age. This is the second death in the family during the last year. Fred, the eldest son of the deceased, died quite suddenly last year. A widow and a married daughter, Mrs. Jacob SCHABARUM, are the only relatives living in this county. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery in Hornitos on Sunday last.
DOIDGE-COCHRAN June 9, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
On Sunday last Wm. DOIDGE, foreman of the Princeton mine, was united in marriage to Miss Mary COCHRAN of Bear Valley. The ceremony took place in Bear Valley, Judge J. L. SMITH officiating. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was partaken of at the Oso House and the bride and groom left for a honeymoon trip to the coast, where they will spend some time.
HALL, Mrs. June 9, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. HALL.
Grandma HALL, mother of Mrs. Annie Green
of Quartzburg, and H. C. HALL and George HALL of San Mateo county, died
on Sunday last at the residence of her daughter in Quartzburg. The deceased
was an estimable lady of advanced years, being somewhat over seventy years
of age. In early life she came to California, coming to Bear Valley with
General Fremont's company, here she and her family resided for some years.
Mr. and Mrs. HALL purchased a hotel in Snelling which was washed away by the flood of 1861. They then removed to Redwood City where they resided till Mr. HALL's death a couple of years since. Mrs. HALL then made her home with her daughter in Quartzburg until the time of her death.
The funeral took place on Monday, the internment being made in the Odd Fellow's Cemetery at Bear Valley. Here the body of the deceased was laid to rest alongside the grave of her departed sister, Mrs. J. W. WILCOX, in the presence of relatives and friends.
WOODCOCK, W. B. June 16, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
W. B. WOODCOCK, who was a citizen of this county a year ago, working at the Tendron mine at Whitlocks, died in a hospital at Cape Town, Africa, on Africa on April 18th, 1900. Before his death Mr. WOODCOCK was employed at the diamond mines of Kimberly, bu tat the breaking out of hostilities he went to Cape Town where he died. He instructed the doctor in the event of his death to write to John WELCH of Whitlocks and inform him of it, and it was in this manner that the news of his demise reached here.
GARBER, Infant June 23, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
The infant child of Henry GARBER and wife died at 2 o'clock a. m. June 20th. The little one was ten months old but was never very robust and a short time ago contracted whooping cough together with pneumonia which carried it off. The funeral took place on Thursday at ten o'clock.
SMITH, C. C. June 23, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
C. C. SMITH. a prominent resident of Merced, died at his home in that city last Saturday morning at the age of 72 years. The deceased was a well known sheep man and pioneer resident of that city. His remains were interred in the Catholic Cemetery at Merced.
WARD-HARRIS June 23, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
At the residence of the bride's mother on Pea Ridge last Wednesday, Miss Louisa WARD was united in marriage to J. W. HARRIS of San Jose. Quite a number of invitations had been issued for the event and a large crowd was present at the ceremony, which was performed by Re. Henry NEATE of Mariposa. After a short sojourn at the WARD ranch Mr. and Mrs. HARRIS will go to San Jose where they will reside in the future. The Gazette was remembered on the occasion and some very excellent samples of cake were bestowed upon our force, who as they ate the lovely cake wished joy and happiness to the donors.
BURNETT, J. H. June 23, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of J. H. BURNETT.
News was received in Mariposa on Tuesday
of the death of Dr. J. H. BURNETT of Mariposa. The doctor died on the train
at Winnemuccca, Nevada, while en route home to California. Cancer of the
face was the cause of death. About two years ago a cancerous growth made
its appearance and the doctor sought the aid of a specialist in Oakland
who treated him, and after several month's absence he returned to Mariposa
presumably well, but the evil had not been totally eradicated and made
its appearance shortly afterwards and the patient, despite medical assistance,
gradually grew worse. He withdrew from the practice of his profession and
devoted his attention to his own case. A short time ago he went to Chicago
to consult a specialist and was on his return home when the merciful angel
of death relieved his sufferings.
Dr. J. H. BURNETT was a native of Oregon and at the time of his demise was about forty-seven years of age. He was a nephew of Peter BURNETT, California's first Governor.
In his younger days he taught school and afterwards practiced medicine, graduating from the Louisville Medical College.
The deceased physician came to Mariposa county about ten or twelve years ago, locating in Coulterville. From Coulterville he moved to Mariposa where he has since resided.
Dr. BURNETT was a man who had many friends and without exception they all deplored the sad misfortune that overtook him in the hayday of his career. He was singularly successful as a practicing physician and was ever ready to contribute his services to the poor and needy, his most unsuccessful case being his own.
His body was brought to Santa Rosa, the home of his childhood, and interred alongside of other deceased relatives, on Thursday, June 21st, 1900. He leaves a wife, who was with him at the time of his death, and two daughters, who were in Mariposa. Miss Mabel unfortunately was at the telephone when the news was telephoned here, the shock was so great that Dr. KEARNY forbade her attending the funeral at Santa Rosa. Miss Mildred left on Wednesday to attend the funeral.
The deceased was a member of the Order of Chosen Friends and the Knights of Pythias in each of which orders he carried a life insurance.
FRITZ, Herman June 30, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
A Sad Accident.
On Saturday June 23rd Herman FRITZ was crushed
between two cars on the C. N. W. R.R. at Fulton, a station on the road.
The injury was fatal and Herman died the next morning.
Herman FRITZ was born in Mariposa about thirty years ago and was the son of the late John FRITZ. The deceased was reared in Mariposa until about 12 years ago when the family moved to Santa Rosa. Herman was employed as conductor on the railroad and was in the performance of his duty in coupling cars when the accident that caused his death occurred. Deceased leaves a mother and sister to mourn his untimely demise.
The Press Democrat of June 24th, published in Santa Rosa, has the following account of the accident.
Conductor Herman FRITZ of the Guernville branch of the California Northwestern railway was injured, perhaps fatally, at Fulton Saturday morning.
The unfortunate young man was on the tracts for the purpose of coupling a freight car to a passenger coach. It is supposed that the slight curve at the point caused the coupling to miss. The cars came together and the conductor was caught between them.
He was immediately brought to Santa Rosa on a special train and was at once removed to Dr. J. W. CLARKS office where his injuries were attended to. Later he was removed to the residence of his mother, Mrs. FRITZ on Barham avenue.
When he arrived here he ws in a very weak condition, having lost a great deal of blood. He was conscious, however, for some time. Shortly after noon he became unconscious and delirious and remained so the rest of the day.
At an early hour this morning a Press Democrat representative visited the FRITZ residence house on Barham avenue for the purpose of inquiring ass to the condition of the patient. Three physicians had been in attendance during the evening. Two had left and one remaining with the sufferer all night. It was ascertained that Mr. FRITZ was in a critical condition. He ws unconscious and it was impossible to state the extent of the internal injuries he had received.
Superintendent F. K. ZOOK of the railroad came up from Tiburon on the six o'clock train and went immediately to the sick man's house where he expressed sympathy with the family. It was the intention of the railroad company to have their metropolitan physician, Dr. GARDNER, who is also physician for the Southern Pacific, come here to consult with the other physicians. Everything possible was done last night to reach him in San Francisco but he could not be located. Had he been available he would have been brought to Santa Rosa on a special train.
The accident cast quite a gloom over the vast circle of friends of the injured man here, where he was well known. He is a very popular, sterling young man whom everybody likes. It is sincerely hoped that his life will be spared.
It was learned at 4:30 this morning that Mr. FRITZ would not live over an hour. The attending physicians had given up hope of saving his life.
Vitals July 1900 Mariposa Gazette
July 7, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
July 14, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
July 21, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
July 28, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
HOPE- WHITE July 7, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
George HOPE was married to Miss Rosa WHITE of Deer Flat, Tuolumne county on the Fourth of July at the residence of the bride's parents. We have not learned the particulars but surely never set a matrimonial sail more auspiciously. George is one of Coulterville's most worthy sons and his bride is one of the fairest Roses that ever bloomed amidst the hills of California. We tender to them our most sincere felicitations for their future happiness.
SMITH, Hamilton July 14, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Hamilton SMITH Dead.
Hamilton SMITH, the noted mining expert and agent
of the London Exploration Company, died at home in New Hampshire of heart
disease last week. Mr. SMITH was one of the parties interested in the operation
of the Mariposa Estate. He was one of those who induced the company who
are now working it to take hold of it. He was in Mariposa only a short
time ago and contemplated an early return here.
Mr. SMITH's operations have not been confined to a limited territory, he was known in almost every mining region of the globe and was instrumental in the development of numbers of mining properties. The London Exploration Company loses a good man and Mariposa county a good friend by the death of Mr. SMITH.
Vitals August 1900 Mariposa Gazette
August 4, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 4, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
GALLISON- In Mariposa July 28th, 1900, to the wife of D. S. GALLISON, a son.
August 18, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Died August 18, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
BICHARD- Near Mariposa, August 14, 1900, Thomas BICHARD a native of the Isle of Guernsey, aged 65 years.
August 25, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Died August 25, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
ZINKAND- In Cathey's Valley August 20th, 1900, Conrad ZINKAND, a native of Germany, aged 72 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
MITCHELL, Mrs. Beatrice August 4, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
On Sunday last Mrs. Beatrice MITCHELL, the
wife of Tobias MITCHELL, committed suicide in the Arlington Hotel at Mariposa.
The deceased was a young woman of prepossessing appearance. She only being
nineteen years of age, she was a native of Nevada City and with her husband
came to Mariposa only a few months ago. Mr. MITCHELL was employed as a
miner at the Mariposa Mine.
On Monday morning Deputy Coroner George E. LIND summoned a jury and held an inquest on the body. The jury composed of P. H. HIGGINS, foreman, John N.SMITH, D.E. BERTKEN, J. R. SMITH, J. A. WALTERS, E. JAMES, C. G. LIND, elicited the following facts from the various witnesses.
On Saturday evening, July 28th, about five o'clock, Florence RIDGWAY, a girl about twelve years of age, was going down town past the hotel when Mrs. MITCHELL called her and asked her to buy some arsenic at the drug store and gave her twenty five cents saying at the time that she wanted it for her complexion. Florence went to the drug store and brought the arsenic from Richard FINN and returning gave it to Mrs. MITCHELL and Maud RIDGWAY.
The deceased told Maud RIDGWAY that she was going to take arsenic for her complexion and wanted her to take some, but Maud was afraid of it and the deceased said she was crazy as it would take a whole lot of it to kill one and they would only take a little bit, but when asked suppose we should die, she answered it would make no difference that they would me out of their misery and would be buried together. She asked Maud to keep the arsenic in her trunk as she was afraid her husband would find it if she kept it.
On Sunday morning about nine o'clock deceased came after the arsenic and wanted Maud to take some more but she wouldn't, and burned what was given for her to take. During the forenoon the deceased was taken sick and continued sick during the afternoon and told no one what she had done, and asked Maud not to tell any one as she would be all right soon.
When her husband came home he found her lying across the bed partially disrobed and in great pain. When he asked what the matter was she said she had a fever, and was sick and had been writing. She directed him to get some flour, water and milk and mix them and she drank part of it, but immediately vomited it up. He got her cold water and wanted to get a doctor but she demurred saying that she would soon be better. Finally he learned that his wife took arsenic and summoned a doctor at once. Both Drs. KEARNY and RICHTER were summoned, but to late, the unfortunate woman was past medical skill. she died shortly after the arrival of the doctors.
The following letter was in deceased's hand writing was found in the drawer of the stand at the head of the bed, indicating that it was a premeditated act on the part of the deceased. The jury found that death was occasioned by poison administered by her own hand with suicidal intent. Following is a copy of the letter.
I am tired of living in this cruel world, so I am going to try and go to a better one.
Don't think hard of me, try and think as kindly as you can for the girl who gave up everything for you.
I think if you compare yourself with Mr. BRIGHT and me with Sarah you will find our cases alike. You and him were men of the world while she and I were only kids. You are quite as bad as he is but I suppose you wanted to have satisfaction of making others suffer as you have suffered. Nevertheless I wish you no harm, I hope God will brighten your path and make you as happy as you can be.
Don't forget to let my mother know, but don't tell her what I did, just say that I was sick a few days and died suddenly, not that I wish to lie but I know that it would kill her or set her crazy and she has others to live for.
I want my trunk strapped good and sent home to Nevada City. I have it all packed ready to be sent and there is no need of anyone examining its contents as there is nothing in there that concerns anybody.
I have nothing more to say except to ask you to forgive me if I ever caused you any trouble, for my greatest fault was in loving you so well. If I had not loved you all would be well. So good bye forever and may Heaven protect you. I am
Your Broken hearted
P. S.- If you have no use for my grip burn it up but dont send it home with my trunk.
The remains were interred in the public cemetery in Mariposa on Tuesday forenoon.
BULLLARD, Claud August 4, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Claud BULLARD.
Claud BULLARD passed away last Friday
after a lingering illness of several months. Claud was raised in Coulterville
and was a favorite with everyone. Genial and wholesouled he had endeared
himself in the hearts of the people and when the final summons come, while
it was expected, the whole town mourned his death. He was a young man just
arrived at mature manhood, being 26 years of age. Life was at its brightest
"with eager winds kissing every sail," bu tin a moment there came a wreck
and life's journey was o'er. Perhaps while yet we mourn a shout is ringing
through the portals of the skies that welcome him to a world where his
tent will be forever pitched in the valley of rest. His sorrowing mother
and relatives were with him. They have asked us to thank the many friends
who assisted in his last illness and are gracious for every kindness shown
him. He was buried in the Coulterville cemetery,
Saturday, July 28th.
ZIMMERMAN August 4, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
A man named ZIMMERMAN, who claimed to
be a engineer died suddenly last Wednesday night at the old silver mine
south of Mariposa.
Coroner McELLIGOTT was informed and taking a jury from town he repaired to the remains. From all the evidence obtainable it was determined by the jury that death was the result of heart disease.
The deceased had recently come to this county and but little of his history is known here. He was to have run the engine at the silver mine as soon as he could get it in running order and was there fixing p the broiler, etc., prior to working at the time of his decease.
DAUT, Henry August 11, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Dead in a Foreign Land.
No sadder news has for sometime
been chronicled than that which was received last week by Fred DAUT, telling
him of the death oF Henry, his eldest soon, who was killed in battle on
June 14th, 1900, on the Rand River in Africa, while fighting under the
His parents had not been aware that he was a soldier and the first news received was the sad intelligence of his death.
That he was a true soldier and a general favorite with both officers and men is readily seen by the letters written his people announcing his death, which we publish below.
Henry DAUT was born in San Francisco some thirty-two years ago and lived during his childhood and early boyhood in Mariposa. From here he went to San Francisco where he learned the book binder's trade. While in the city he formed a desire for travel and securing a berth on a vessel he visited various foreign countries and for a time lived in Liverpool, England. About twelve years ago he determined to go to South Africa where he resided up to the time of his death, seeking his fortune.
His untimely demise was a great shock to his family and friends. He has ever been an honest, upright, intelligent man, who never failed to make friends wherever his lot was cast. Even the British officers were won to him as appears by the following communication.
Rand River, Orange River Colony.
June 22nd 1900.
Dear Sir: It is my painful duty to inform you of the death of your son
who was killed in the action fought on the 14th of June, 1900.
He died a soldier's death and fought well and bravely for Her Majesty, the Queen, and fell with his face to the enemy, shot through the brain.
Your Late son's effects will be forwarded to you as soon as possible. We all respected and admired poor Harry and the officers, non commissioned officers and men of his company join with me in sending our deepest sympathy to you and yours in your great bereavement.
I am, Sir, faithfully yours
Vera J. POLLARD,
Lt. R. P. R. O. C. 3rd Co., R. P. R.
With the above official letter
the following was also sent.
BICARD, Thomas August 18, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Sudden Death of Thomas BICHARD.
Thomas BICHARD of Colorado was
found dead in his home near Colorado last Tuesday about noon. The deceased
was in Mariposa on Monday and to all appearances he was in the best of
health, being in his usual jolly mood. Tuesday in Colorado is know as "butchers
day." On that day the butcher wagon from Mariposa delivers meat in Colorado
and the people living in the vicinity gather at the store of Wm. BRICE
and when the butcher arrives early, if not all the entire community are
On Tuesday morning the subject of this article was not present and his absence was at once noted and commented on. Mr. DEAN, who passed by the house noticed Mr. BICHARDS dog outside so on his return trip he went to BICHARD's cabin and opening the door he saw Mr. BICHARD lying on his back on the floor dead. Mr. DEAN at once returned to the store and reported. The Coroner was at once notified and repairing to the place he held an inquest over the remains. The jury found that the deceased had been under the care of a physician for some time past and the Physician, Dr. KEARNEY, had been treating Mr. BICHARD for heart disease, and it was to consult the physician that he came to town on Monday. They accordingly brought in a verdict that the deceased came to his death evidently from natural causes.
Thomas BICHARD was born on the Island of Guernsey about sixty-five years ago and was unmarried. It seems to most old time settlers that the deceased has been a resident of Mariposa county since the time " when the memory of man runneth not to the contrary." For a great many years the deceased was a resident of Princeton but he left there about fifteen years ago for the Colorado section and has lived in and around there ever since.
Tom, my nature, was one of the jolliest of men and no one seems to have ever seen him when he was not in a good humor and ready for a joke. He was always thinking of how to amuse the little folks of the neighborhood and recently he bought a polyphone and gave frequent concerts, free of charge for the amusement of the little ones. He gave one of his concerts in Mariposa only a short time ago and it was not only interesting to the children, but to many of the grown up people.
He was a good hearted man and a good citizen and his sudden demise is a source of sorrow to many of his friends.
The remains were interred in Mariposa on Thursday, a large number of old time friends accompanying the remains to their last resting place.
McBRIDE- FISHER Nuptials August 18, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
John C. McBRIDE, formerly
of Bear Valley, Mariposa county, son of Mrs. Jas. CROSS, was recently united
in marriage to Miss Clara FISHER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph FISHER
The wedding took place in Stockton and the young couple will make their home in Sumdum, Alaska, where Mr. McBRIDE is employed as Assistant Superintendent of the Sumdum mine.
The groom is well known in Mariposa county where he resided for a number of years with his parents. He is an exemplary young man who my his own exertions has forged ahead in mining circles and is now virtually in charge of the famous Sumdum mine in Alaska. The bride is unknown to us and while we will not be able to attend their "at home" in Sumdum, in response to their invitation, we wish them a pleasant voyage on the matrimonial sea.
CUNNINGHAM, Richard August 18, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Dead Of Heart Disease.
Richard CUNNINGHAM, a man
who recently arrived in Mariposa county and who worked at the Roma mine
on Bear Creek for L. E. AUBURY, was found dead in his bed at the Commercial
Hotel in Mariposa last Sunday morning.
The deceased about a month ago was taken suddenly ill at the Roma mine and was brought to town where he has been under treatment by Dr. RICHER. He was apparently getting along nicely and was talking about going back to work this week.
But little was known here respecting the deceased. It was rumored that he has a mother living in Calaveras or Nevada counties, also that he has two children, but there was no confirmation of this report. The remains were taken in charge by the Deputy Coroner and interred in the public cemetery Sunday afternoon.
ZIMMERMAN, John August 18, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John ZIMMERMAN.
The Mariposa papers
relate that a man named John ZIMMERMAN, recently from Stanislaus county,
died at the Silver Lead mine, six miles from the town of Mariposa, on Thursday
of last week. Statement is made that deceased was a machinist and engineer,
about 56 years of age. No doubt the man was John J. ZIMMERMAN, long employed
on the Jones, Hall, and Bledsoe ranches in the Montpellier quarter. He
was a good workman and in many respects an excellent fellow, but an uncontrollable
thirst for liquor rendered him unreliable and often a nuisance, and on
occasion landed him in the county hospital for treatment to offset the
ravages upon his big and naturally powerful physique. He was unmarried.
His family was an excellent one- descendants of early Dutch colonist of
New York- and well-to-do. His mother died about a year ago, in an eastern
city, leaving quite an estate. ZIMMERMAN had not come into possession of
his share of it at the time of his death, however, and was working at the
mine. setting up machinery and engaged to operate it when the plant had
been installed. He was found dead in his bed, the Coroner's jury ascribing
death to natural causes- probably an affliction of the heart of which deceased
ZIMMERMAN was very proud of a tattered facsimile of a commission issued to a Revolutionary forbear, "John ZIMMERMAN, Gentleman," by authority of the "Provincial Congress for the Colony of New York," in 1775, to be "1st Lieutenant of the Seventh Company of Militia (foot) in the Second Regiment in Tyron county, whereof Christian HOUSE is Captain," which facsimile was left in the Herald writer's keeping by the late deceased a year or so ago. A foot note says," The ZIMMERMANS came to New York from Nassau, Germany, in the year 1700, and in 1720 settled in Mohawk Valley, then the frontier. Johonos (John) ZIMMERMAN, to whom the commission was issued, served in the Revolutionary War, until 1781, when he was killed and scalped in a skirmish with the Indians near St. Johnsville, Montgomery county, N. Y. The original document (commission) is now in the possession of his grand son, Jacob ZIMMERMAN, of Plan-- (the remainder of the name cannot be deciphered), Illinois.)"
Tyron county in 1775 comprised all of what in now the state of New York west of Albany. - Modesto Herald.
Vitals September 1900 Mariposa Gazette
September 1, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 1, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
OLCESE- In Berkeley, August 24, 1900, to the wife of Frank OLCESE, a daughter.
September 8, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
September 15, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
September 22, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
September 29, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
GLENN, Mrs. E. September 1, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. E. GLENN.
Mrs. E. GLENN an old time resident of Coulterville, having lived in that town nearly forty years was buried last Wednesday week, Mrs. GLENN has many grandchildren in this county. While her death was expected at any time, nevertheless there was many a heart saddened by hearing the news, for to all she was a mother, brightening with her presence the afflictions of the sorrowing and lending aid wherever she could assist. Her cares and troubles are over. In the Coulterville cemetery, by the side of friends and loved ones she has known a life time, she silently sleeps awaiting the triumphant wakening of the just.
MARGRAVE, A. September 8, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of A. MARGRAVE.
Another of Mariposa county's pioneers has passed away. Last Monday afternoon E. A. MARGRAVE, a citizen of our county since its earliest history, died at his home in Bear Valley. Mr. MARGRAVE is as well known as the town of Bear Valley. His sterling worth and upright life has lefts its impress upon the people with whom he was acquainted. Mr. MARGRAVE was born in Illinois over sixty-six years ago and came with his wife to Bear Valley in the early fifties and worked with General FREMONT on the Grant. He was one of General FREMONT's trusted employees. For years he worked at the blacksmithing trade in the little town. He was a typical blacksmith, generous, honest, and brave. His widow and two sons survive him. Charles, whose is in San Francisco and Fred, the youngest of his family, whose home has been with his parents. The richest legacy one can leave is that of honesty, and the grave yard at Bear Valley over the tomb of E. A. MARGRAVE will ever that priceless monument. To the sorrowing family the sympathy of the community goes out, and to those expressions of the heart the Gazette adds its voice.
CAMPBELL, A. B. September 15, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Last Tuesday evening about nine o'clock A. B. CAMPBELL committed suicide by shooting himself with a 38-caliber Smith and Weston pistol. The pistol was placed in his mouth and pointed upwards, the ball coming out at the top of his head. Death was not instantaneous. He lingered over two hours, at time swiping the blood from his nose and mustache and rolling a match which he took from his vest pocket. This sad ending happened at the Gordon Hotel. The deceased has been for some time a invalid. He has been in the saloon business for several years near Whitlocks and a few days ago he nailed up his place of business and came to Mariposa stopping at the Gordon Hotel. He seemed to be very much depressed in mind and almost absent minded at times and intimated to several that his life was a burden and he might end it soon, but no one expected such an ending. It was his custom to sit in John REED's saloon in the evening until about nine o'clock and then retire to his room. A few minutes before nine Tuesday evening John BROWN, REED's bar keeper, remarked that Bert (his given name) was a little early going to bed this evening. A few minutes more and a excited crowd were hurrying to where he had shot himself. He was very methodical and self-possessed, taking off his coat, hat, and removing his false teeth, and then walked out of his room to a narrow porch in the front of his room and committed the terrible act. Mr. CAMPBELL was a man well liked and was a honest and respected citizen. The deceased was 47 years of age and a native of Ohio, and had no relatives in this immediate section, but we hear he has a sister in Oakland. He was buried Wednesday afternoon in the Mariposa cemetery.
SHARP, Eugene September 15, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Eugene SHARP.
Eugene SHARP, station agent at Elmdale, and brother of L. W. SHARP, editor of the Mariposan, was accidentally killed last Wednesday, supposedly by a train of cars. Mr. SHARP at once left for Le Grand. Our sincerest sympathy goes to our brother editor and his family in their sad bereavement.
McKEE-SMITH September 15, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Married At Lodi.
J. S. McKEE of our town has been captured in the toils of Cupids snares and has been led to the matrimonial altar my Miss Amy L. SMITH of Lodi, Cal. They were married at the home of the bride's parents in Lodi, on the 9th of the present month. The groom is a worthy citizen of our town and his wife one of Lodi's fairest daughters. We hope their future will be as bright as the present is promising and that every cloud will have a golden lining. The Gazette tenders its most sincere felicitations for their future happiness.
HAYES, Mrs. Jane September 22, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Died- At her home in Modesto, Sept. 11, 1900, Mrs. Jane A. HAYES, wife of the late J.H. HAYES, a native of Ireland, aged about 62 years. Deceased was a sister of Mrs. Lewis WESTON of Mariposa and an aunt of Mrs. J. M. BALL and Mrs. D. HALTERMAN of Merced, and well known both in Mariposa and Merced where she has made her home for the last two years. Her many friends will regret to hear of her demise.
SHARP, C. E. September 22, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of C. E. SHARP.
The following account of the sad accidental
death of C. E. SHARP, brother of our townsman, L. W. SHARP, is taken from
the Madera weekly Tribune of last THURSDAY week:
The people of this community were greatly shocked yesterday by the news of the accident at Elmsdale, a small station on the Santa Fe road a few miles this side of Modesto, in which C. E. SHARP lost his life.
From the message sent to the headquarters of the road it appears that Mr. SHARP, who was the agent in that place, was riding on his bicycle alongside the railroad near the station and fell just as he was crossing ahead of the approaching passeenger train. The train was to close to be stopped in time to prevent the accident and he was hurled violently from the track by the engine and killed instantly. The message stated that the body was not badly maimed.
The accident occurred at 1:10 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Messages were at once sent out to his mother, Mrs. F. W. SHARP, at Fresno and his brothers and sisters telling them of the sad accident.
C. E. SHARP was 30 years of age and a native of California. Mariposa being his birthplace. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. L. O. SHARP and spent most of his life here, where his parents resided up to the time of his father's death nearly two years ago. For a number of years he was the agent at Borden station, a position he held until the station was suspended. Shortly after the Valley road was built he left the employ of the Southern Pacific and accepted the station at Sharon. From there he went to Clauston and was transferred to Elmsdale a few weeks ago at his own request.
Mr. SHARP was married to Miss Nellie MURRAY of VIsalia about two and a half years ago.
He was a bright, energetic young man and held the respect and esteem of all who knew him. Beside his wife he leaves his mother, two brothers, L. W. and O. F. SHARP, and two sisters, Miss Mabel and Mrs. J. J. HOUSTON to mourn his death.
L. W. SHARP is one of the proprietors of the Tribune and editor of the Mariposan at Mariposa. O. F. SHARP is in the employ of the Union Iron Works at San Francisco.
One of his sisters, Mrs. J. J. HOUSTON, lives near Madera, the other, Miss Mabel SHARP, is teaching in the Mendocino high school.
The funeral will be held to-morrow (Friday) from the train at Storey at 3:44 o'clock. Internment at Arbor Vine cemetery.
Vitals October 1900 Mariposa Gazette
October 6, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 6, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
JOHNSON- In Mariposa, October 4, 1900, to the wife of John JOHNSON, a daughter.
Died October 6, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
LIND- In Mariposa, September 30, 1900, Earl, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John LIND, aged 5 years.
October 13, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Married October 13, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
BUTTMAN- AVERY- In San Francisco, October 9th,
1900, in the Howard Street Methodist Episcopal church, by the Rev. John
A. B. WILSON, Clana BUTTMAN and Miss Phoebe Alice AVERY, both of
Coulterville, Mariposa county, Cal.
The church was brilliantly lighted with electricity and the bride and groom were surrounded by a choice circle of friends as they stood at the altar. Mr. Robert C. J. ADNEY of Oakland and his daughters, Misses CAMILLE and BEATRICE ADNEY, Chas. L. MAST and Mr. and Mrs. FERGUSON of Coulterville were among the witnesses.
October 20, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 20, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
BERTKEN- In Mariposa, October 18th, 1900, to the wife of Julius BERTKEN a daughter.
SMITH- In Indian Gulch, October 18th, 1900, to the wife of Frank V. SMITH a daughter.
Died October 20, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
GROSJEAN- At Darrah, October 15th, 1900, Mrs. D. GROSJEAN, aged 17 years, six months.
FULLER- In Mariposa, October 14th, 1900, Florence Irene FULLER, aged six months.
October 27, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Died October 27, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
BRIGHTMAN- In Mariposa, October 21st, 1900, Mrs. Fred BRIGHTMAN, a native of Washington, D.C., aged 42 years and 9 months.
RODGERS- In Stockton, October 20th, 1900, Moses L. RODGERS, a native of Missouri, aged 64 years.
Born October 27, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
KOCHER- In Merced, October 22, 1900, to the wife of C. E. KOCHER a daughter.
PETTIS- In Mariposa, October 21, 1900, to the wife of Chas. PETTIS, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
LIND, Earl October 6, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
The death of Earl LIND from diphtheria caused much excitement in Mariposa and redoubled vigilance was used and precaution taken to stop the spread of the disease. The health officer at once went to work and disinfectants were used all over town, a general fear that the disease might become epidemic caused added vigilance. So far no other case has been reported and it is hoped that the dread scourge is wiped out.
LIND, Earl October 6, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Earl LIND.
Earl, the eldest son of John H. LIND and wife died
last Sunday morning, a victim of dread disease, diphtheria. The little
sufferer had been sick about a week and everything that medical skill
could do was done for him, but the disease, which was of the most malignant
type, had to firm a hold and could not be shaken off.
Earl was five year of age, the eldest of three brothers, and was a bright, handsome child, whose early death leaves a void in the hearts of his parents that cannot be filled. While everybody in the community were shocked at the death of the little child and extend to the parents and family the most sincere sympathy, time alone can assuage their grief.
Owing to the fear that the disease which carried away the child might spread, every precaution was taken and the body buried Sunday evening.
THOMAS, Wm. October 13, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Killed by a Blast.
Nevada City, October 9.- As the result of a blast
hanging fire in the Mountaineer mine to night, Wm. THOMAS was killed and
George GOLDWORTHY seriously if not fatally, injured.
The day shift fired a round of holes on the 400 foot level. 1500 feet from the shaft. It is supposed that one of the blasts hung fire, for, while GOLDWORTHY and THOMAS were at work clearing up the debris, preparatory to setting up a drilling machine, a hole exploded. THOMAS was blown against GOLDWORTHY, which probably saved the other's life.
Thomas was forty years of age and leaves a widow and six children.--Ex.
The deceased was a brother in law of Joseph THOMAS, who was the foreman in the Princeton mine about a year ago. The deceased also worked in the Princeton mine about six months after the company started up.
DICKINSON, R. October 13, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
R. DICKENSON, who came to Mariposa last spring, died in the hospital here this week. He was somewhat of a musician and last summer used to play for the social hops in town.
PORTER, Mrs. October 13, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. PORTER.
In Stockton on the 2nd inst. Mrs. PORTER, late of Coulterville, passed away. She was an old time resident of Coulterville, and the mother of Wm. PORTER of that place. She was a native of Kentucky, aged 80 years, 7 months and 13 days at the time of her death. She leaves one son and one daughter to mourn her loss. Her husband died in Coulterville about the year 1874.
WARD, Allen October 13, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Killed in a Mine in Siberia.
Alameda, October 8- Major A. H. WARD, a mining
engineer who resides at 723 Peru Street, has received the news in a cablegram
from Kiachta, Siberia, of the death of his son, Allen H. WARD, who was
killed by the caving in of a drift in a placer mine.
A cablegram was first received telling of the accident and the serious injuries of young WARD and a Mr. BIGELOW, who was also from this state. On Saturday night another message was received stating that BIGELOW had recovered but that Allen WARD was dead. The men were in a gravel drift when the accident occurred, the cave in catching several of the miners and so seriously injuring WARD that he died the next morning.
Allen was 23 years of age, the younger brother of Harold C. WARD. He was well known in this city, where he had lived since childhood. Six months ago he left by way of New York for Siberia, becoming associated with a big Russian-American mining and development company which had important concessions from the Imperial Government and which bought a number of traction engines built in San Leandro to haul its fright in Siberia. The miners where located in Southwestern Siberia. His family had received enthusiastic letters from him describing his visits to St. Petersburg and other cities. In the last letter written to his family he said that he had been called to Moscow from a tour in the southern provinces and would be sent north to the company's mines. Mrs. WARD is now in New York, where she went on a visit to her brother about two weeks ago. She is yet in ignorance of her son's death in distant Siberia, and Major WARD will leave for the east to-morrow morning to break the news the sad news.- Chronicle, October 9th.
Capt. A. H. WARD and his son are both well known in Mariposa county where both resided, and where the elder WARD has for years had a great deal of mining interest's. All who know Capt. WARD in this county extend to him and his family sympathy for them in their great bereavement.
FULLER, Infant October 20, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
The six month old child of John FULLER and wife died at the Mariposa Hotel here on Sunday night last of cholera infantum. Mr. FULLER is the engineer at Ball's saw mill and with his wife lately came from Stockton. The loss of the only child was a severe blow to the parent who felt the misfortune keenly. The child was interred in the Catholic burying ground in Mariposa on Monday afternoon.
EDWARDS-WEILER October 20, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Arizona.
On Tuesday, October 9th, 1900, in Tucson,
Arizona, Miss Lena E. WEILER, daughter of Mrs. E. WEILER of Mariposa, and
W. C. EDWARDS of Tucson were united in the holy bonds of matrimony.
The bride is one of Mariposa's fair daughters and has spent the entire period of her existence within her native county., she has a world of friends here who wish her every joy commensurate with a long and happy wedded life.
The groom is a young man of temperate and industrious habits and for several years was a citizen of this county, working as a mill man in the Tendron mine at Whitlocks.
The many friends of these young people bespeak for them a peaceful journey, hand in hand over life's stormy seas.
McCONNELL, William October 20, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Last Wednesday morning a fatal accident
occurred on the road between Coulterville and Chinese Camp. The stage which
runs between these two places leaves Coulterville about three o'clock in
the morning in order to connect with the Sierra railroad at Chinese Camp
so passengers may take the train for the city and go through in one day.
Last Wednesday when the stage left Coulterville William McCONNELL of Coulterville
was driving and had five passengers aboard. All went well until the stage
arrived at Moccasin Creek about nine miles from Coulterville and about
two miles this side of HUGHES'. Here the stage ran against the bank and
upset, throwing all the passengers in the road The driver was not so fortunate,
he was thrown over the embankment his head striking a rock which fractured
his skull and he lived about a hour and a half after the accident.
While the passengers were badly shaken up, scratched and bruised none of them sustained any serious injury. Demetrio BRUSCHI of Coulterville and Attorney J. H. ROGERS of Carters were among the passengers an the stage when the mishap occurred but neither of them were injured.
McCONNELL's remains were brought back to Coulterville on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. The deceased was an old time resident of Coulterville and a highly respected citizen. He was a native of Indiana and about 61 years of age. His widow survives to mourn the loss of her faithful helpmate.
GROSJEAN, Mrs. David October 20, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. D. GROSJEAN.
The messenger of death summoned from this earthly sphere Mrs. David GROSJEAN, nee DeMOSS, on Monday night last, while in confinement with her first child. Deceased was the wife of David GROSJEAN and was about seventeen years of age at the time of her death. The deceased was born and raised in this county and her untimely death, in the early noon of life came with a terrific shock to her husband and other relatives, who in their grief have the sympathy of their many friends. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the internment being made in the Catholic cemetery in this town, in the presence of a large number of friends of the deceased.
RODGERS, Moses L. October 27, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
There is a rumor that Moses L. RODGERS has joined the silent majority. The rumor is no doubt authentic. Such being the case one of the most noted history makers of this part of the State has passed away. Moses L. RODGERS was born a slave in the State of Kentucky, April 27th, 1845. His real name was Moses LOGAN, the name RODGERS being adopted in honor of his master, whose name was RODGERS. M. L. RODGERS, or Mose, as he was familiarly called, was at different times identified with the very best interests of this part of the country. At one time he was a large owner in and principle manager of the Washington mine, near this place, which according to papers recently in Mr. RODGERS' possession produced nearly three million dollars worth of bullion. Many other mines in this vicinity largely owe their former prosperity to his skill judgment and masterly management. At one time he was reputed to be wealthy and did have a goodly share of this world's goods. However, faith in false friends and unfortunate investments have so depleted his possessions that at the time of his death he was supposed to be comparatively poor. Still he leaves quite an estate to settle up and time alone can tell what he has left to his family. Faults? Yes Mose like all other human beings had his faults, and who has not? But of this be assured, if no stone are thrown until some one who is perfect throws the first one his ashes will rest in peace until that great day when all shall give an account of the deeds done in the body. Vale, Moses! Vale and farewell. Rest in peace!
BRIGHTMAN, Mrs. Fred October 27, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Demise of Fred BRIGHTMAN.
Mrs. Fred BRIGHTMAN, who only two weeks ago
left her home in Humboldt county to visit her adopted parents and other
friends in Mariposa, died at the residence of her adopted parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James DUFF, last Sunday.
The circumstances attending her illness and death are quite sad. Mrs. BRIGHTMAN was born in Washington, D. C., when but a month old her father died and her mother having to make a living by her own exertions entrusted her infant daughter to the care of Mrs. DUFF, mother of James DUFF. Afterwards Mr. and Mrs. James DUFF adopted the child and brought her to California where they reared and educated her. About 18 years ago she was married to Fred BRIGHTMAN and about eleven years ago she with her husband moved to Humboldt county, where they made there home and this was her first visit to her former home since leaving here. She was taken violently ill the evening of her arrival and Dr. KEARNEY was summoned immediately and did all that medical aid could do to alleviate her suffering and restore her to health, but to no purpose for the grim messenger made his appearance about noon on Sunday. Mrs. BRIGHTMAN had the respect of everyone who knew her. She was a good women and the mother of four children, two boys and two girls, the oldest about 17 years and the youngest about two and one half years of age. The oldest and youngest children accompanied the mother here and were with her when she died. The father and two other children were at their home in Humboldt county and could not get here in time for the funeral which took place from the residence of James DUFF on Monday, the internment being made in the Catholic burying ground.
The husband, orphaned children, and relatives of the deceased have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.
Vitals November 1900 Mariposa Gazette
November 3, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Died November 3, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
FREDERICKS- In San Francisco, October 29th,
1900, Miss Allura E. FREDERICKS, a native of Geneva, New York, aged 48
years, 11 months and 5 days.
The deceased was a sister of Mrs. P. H. HIGGINS of Mariposa.
November 10, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 10, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
LONG- In Bear Valley, October 27th, 1900, to the wife of Tom LONG a daughter.
November 17, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
November 24, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Married November 24, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
VANCLIFF-BALL- In Fresno, November 15, 1900, Andrew J. VANCLIFF and Mrs. Lizzie BALL, both of Elkhorn. Justice St. JOHN performing the ceremony.
Born November 24, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
JOHNSON- In Mariposa, Cal., November 13, 1900, to the wife of William JOHNSON, a son.
SWITHERBANK- At Yellowstone Mine, November 17, 1900, to the wife of J. K. SWITHERBANK, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
PACKARD, H. P. "Sport" November 10, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
H. P. PACKARD, alias "Sport," who for some time past has been employed by G. K. ORR to take care of the stage stock at Indian Gulch, died suddenly at that place last Saturday night. Coroner McELLIGOTT was summoned and went to Indian Gulch, impaneled a jury and held an inquest, the jury found the death resulted from natural causes. Deceased was 52 years of age and had no relatives here.
PACKARD, Henry P. November 10, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Henry P. PACKARD died November 3, 1900, at the residence of G. K. ORR, after a sudden illness. The deceased was a well known horse doctor here and in Hornitos. He came to this county a year or so ago and went to work as hostler at Hornitos, later on he came to Indian Gulch where he has been employed by G. K. ORR. The deceased was a native of Ohio and 57 years of age.
McCAFFERY, George November 24, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
George McCAFFERY, an old time resident of Mariposa county, died in the insane asylum at Stockton on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1900. The deceased is well known in Mariposa and to all old Mariposans, he was a member of Mariposa Lodge, F.& A. M. He was committed to the asylum about two years ago from Independence, Inyo county, and no one of his friends in Mariposa knew of his misfortune. Although the Masonic Lodge tried to find some clue as to his whereabouts.
Vitals December 1900 Mariposa Gazette
December 1, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 1, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
TURNER- At Hornitos, November 29, 1900, to the wife of George TURNER, a daughter.
Died December 1, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
At Dry Town, Amador county, November 27, 1900, Mrs. John MATHEWS of Mariposa, aged 52 years a native of Canada.
December 8, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
December 15, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 15, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
COMBS- In Bear Valley, December 13, 1900, to the wife of William COMBS, a son.
Married December 15, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
MORRISEY- HUME- At Reno, Nev. December 4, 1900, Richard MORRISEY of Bear Valley and Miss Melissa HUME of Hornitos.
Died December 15, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
SCHLAGETER- In Mariposa, Cal., Dec. 14, 1900, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. SCHLAGETER, aged 22 months.
December 22, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 22, 1900
MILBURN- PEREGOY- In Mariposa, December 19th, 1900, Joseph MILBURN and Miss Lucy J. PEREGOY, both of Mariposa.
December 29, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Died December 29, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
CASACCIA- Near Mariposa, December 21st, 1900, Antonio CASACCIA, a native of Italy, aged 62 years.
Married December 29, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
WALLER- PROBASCO- At Lewis, December 23rd, by T. J. JONES, J.P., Arthur WALLER of Lewis, and Miss Bernice PROBASCO of Oakvale.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
MATHEWS, Mrs. John December 1, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
A Sudden Death.
Last Wednesday the news of the sudden death
of Mrs. John MATHEWS was received by telephone.
The deceased passed away at 6 o'clock a. m. of Tuesday last, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Etta GROSS, in Dry Town, Amador county, where she had been on a visit.
The deceased lady was the wife of John MATHEWS of Pine Glen. She was born on the shore of Lake Ontario on the Canada side, about fifty-two years ago, she was one of a family of nine daughters, eight of whom grew to years of womanhood. Her father, whose name was Hutchinson, held the rank of Major in the British Army. The deceased was married to John MATHEWS in the early sixties and with her husband made California there home, coming direct to Mariposa county. For a while Mr. MATHEWS followed mining on the Merced river in the neighborhood of Phillips flat, but finally moved into the mountains locating at Pine Glen, here a lovely home now stands desolate, the mistress gone from the cares of this world to a better one beyond. A husband and two children remain to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother. Mr. MATHEWS was at once telephoned for and started to meet the body of his wife in San Francisco but upon arriving in Mariposa he was taken dangerously ill and was forced to take his bed, his physician would not allow him to continue his journey. Aleck, the only son, was working in Tucson, Arizona, and was telegraphed for and met the body in San Francisco.
The dead lady had frequently expressed the wish that her body be cremated and her wishes are to be complied with.
Mr. MATHEWS was a thoroughly good woman, who ever held the respect and esteem of all who knew her. In the lovely home she helped to build up she was seen to was seen to the best advantage always hospitable and kind both to friend and stranger she won the high esteem of all.
There are none who knew her in life, who have not the deepest sympathy for the afflicted relatives.
CUNNINGHAM, Tom December 1, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
The Pioneer Sheriff of San Joaquin Dead.
There are few people in the State of California
who are not familiar with the name of Tom CUNNINHAM, and his sudden demise
this week at Tuttletown, while enroute home to Stockton was a sudden ending
of a busy and useful life.
While driving to Jamestown from Angeles Camp Mr. CUNNINHAM became unwell and as they approached Tuttletown he said he could not stand the pain longer, so he was assisted out of the buggy, when he dropped to the ground and was dead in a few seconds.
He was probably one of the most popular men that ever held office, being elected and re-elected to the office of Sheriff in San Joaquin county for twenty-six years and at the election two years ago he retired, refusing to be a candidate.
He accompanied S. D.WOODS through his recent campaign for Congress in the second district and it was current rumor that he was to receive the appointment of United States Marshall in the near future.
The deceased was a native of Ireland, 62 years of age. His funeral took place in Stockton on Thursday. Every Sheriff in the State of California was invited to attend.
GRISWOLD, John December 1, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
John GRISWOLD Dead.
John GRISWOLD died in Le Grand on Wednesday last.
His death being caused by a kick from a horse, which he received a couple
of days ago.
Deceased was a son in law of Sam HOGANS of Pea Ridge. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his sudden demise.
HENSLEY, John December 8, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
John HENSLEY, a nephew of ex-Sheriff HENSLEY of Fresno, was found dead beside the road near Raymond this week. The dead man who had been riding on horseback had the rope of the horse clutched in his hand, which could not be opened, and from this fact it is supposed that he was suddenly taken with cramps or got a fit and got off his horse and was suddenly stricken holding the rope in his grasp.
SILMAN, David R. December 8, 1900 mariposa Gazette
David R. SILMAN died on the 28th ult., after a long and painful illness. He had been a resident of Merced for twenty-five years. He was a native of Arkansas and sixty years of age.
REYNOLDS, Solomon S. December 8, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Solomon S. REYNOLDS, who lived in Mariposa county in the early 60's, afterwards in Plainsburg and for a long time a resident of Merced, died on Monday, aged 77 years.--Merced Star.
SCHLAGETER, Infant December 15, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
The scarlet fever has not spread in Mariposa owing
to the great care taken to suppress it, which reflects great credit on
the families of the afflicted in adhering closely to the quarantine regulations.
All the little sufferers are getting better, except the Schlageter baby,
and it is very low, but is making a superhuman struggle for existence.
In addition to the scarlet fever the child was attacked with pneumonia,
and in its enfeebled condition, the disease has made strong inroads on
the little fellow's constitution till hope for his recovery almost died
away. At present writing the child is reported a slight change for the
Since the above was written the little child died.
MILBURN-PEREGOY December 22, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
MILBURN- PEREGOY Nuptials.
A quiet wedding took place at the residence of C.
E. PEREGOY on Wednesday evening when his daughter, Miss Lucy was united
in marriage to Joseph MILBURN. Only immediate relatives and a few invited
guests were present. The bride and groom were attended by Fred PEREGOY,
brother of the bride, and Miss Annie ZIMMERMAN, as groomsman and bridesmaid.
Rev. S. D. HARRISON of the M. E. Church performed the ceremony.
Both bride and groom are natives of Mariposa county and have spent all their lives here, and it is here that they have elected to live in the future. Both the contracting parties have many friends here who wish them every happiness in their wedded life.
STEVES, Miss Daisy December 22, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Miss STEVES.
Miss Daisy STEVES, whose critical illness was reported Monday night, died at an early hour yesterday morning. The young woman was a very skillful trained nurse and had never been ill until she contracted typhoid fever when she had charge of a patient stricken with that disease two months ago. The deceased was a sister of Walter, Charles and Roy STEVES. Mrs. A. E. MUENTER, Mrs. J. C. HODGES and Mrs. Henry E. AUSTIN, and was 25 years of age. The funeral will take place at noon Thursday from Central church. - Stockton Independent, December 12th.
CASACCIA, Antone December 22, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Antone CASACCIA.
On Friday evening of last week Antone CASACCIA died
at his residence near French Camp after a long and protracted illness.
The deceased was a native of Italy and about 62 years of age. He had been
a resident of Mariposa county for a great many years and leaves a widow
and four children, two boys and two girls, to mourn his loss. Deceased
was a peaceful, law abiding citizen who had many friends.
His remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery in Mariposa on Sunday afternoon.
DARRAH-????? December 29, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Closing of a Mariposa Romance.
Frequently we read of romances that are stranger
than fiction- stories of love and marriage that seem to strange to be true,
but they nearly always happen in some far off land, where no local interests
centers in the parties to the romance. But now we have a little romance
that has been enacted in our own neighborhood, one of the parties being
a well known citizen of Mariposa county.
The story is a short one, but none the less interesting on account of its brevity. Richard DARRAH is one of the oldest citizens of Mariposa county, Darrah post office having been named in his honor. It is about seven miles from the town of Mariposa, on up in the mountains. Mr. DARRAH has been living there all alone for many years and at last concluded that the joys and sorrows of his remaining years ought to be shared with a wife.
He accordingly looked about him for a companion; but his acquaintance among the fair sex being limited, and experiencing no "affairs of the heart," he followed the example set by many another, and advertised for a wife. Ah, how mighty is the power of the press! In a short time there came a reply to the advertisement, from a little town in Illinois. Correspondence followed, pictures where exchanged, and finally it was agreed between them that the lady should come to California, where the marriage ceremony should be performed.
That is why Mr. DARRAH of Mariposa county was at the Merced depot yesterday morning, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the north bound overland Southern Pacific train. He had been waiting here for two days, the agreement being that she should telegraph him as soon as she reached Los Angelese. This she did, and he knew therefore that she would be on that train. It was due here at 1:42 yesterday morning. It was five hours late, but that made little difference to the happy and patient old man in waiting. When the train arrived the lady got off, embraced her future husband affectionately, and then they proceeded to San Francisco on the same train, where, if their program was not interfered with, they were married last night. Sun, Dec. 26th 1900.
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