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Mariposa Gazette 1907 - 1908
1907 Mariposa Gazette
Vitals 1907 Mariposa Gazette
January 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Married January 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
McANLLEY-LEWIS- In Mt. Bullion, January 1, 1907, by W. A. SCOTT, J.P., Henry J. McNALLEY and Miss Dorothy LEWIS both of Mariposa county.
McELLIGOTT- THORN- In Mariposa, January 3, 1906, by Rev. C. W. LONG, James P. McELLIGOTT and Miss Bessie THORN, both of Mariposa, Cal.
January 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
O'BRIEN- In Stent, January 1st, 1907, to the wife of Richard O'BRIEN, a daughter.
TURNER- In Hornitos, January 6, 1907, to the wife of George D. TURNER, a son.
DUNAWAY- In Cathey's Valley, Jan. 4, 1907, to the wife of H. N. DUNAWAY, a son.
Died January 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
PATTERSON- At Quartzburg, Jan. 3, 1907, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David PATTERSON, aged 1 month and 28 days.
January 19, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
January 26, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Died January 26, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
WILLIAMS- In San Francisco,
1907, Hannibal WILLIAMS, beloved husband of Laura P. WILLIAMS, and
of Clara P. and Mabel L. WILLIAMS and Mrs. Laura M. HULL, a native of
aged 69 years, 9 months and 24 days.
Deceased was an old time resident of Mariposa county where he resided at Bear Valley and will be remembered by old inhabitants as an upright, honest and popular citizen. His occupation was that of a miner and labored as foreman in the mines of the Grant when that property was first worked.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
McELLIGOTT-THORN January 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Popular Couple Married At Home Of Bride's Parents
A wedding that attracted unusual
in Mariposa, occurred last Thursday at 9 a.m. when James P. McELLIGOTT
and Miss Bessie THORN, both of Mariposa, were married by the Rev. C. W.
LONG of the Methodist church.
The impressive ring ceremony that united this happy couple was performed at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. THORN, and was witnessed only by immediate relatives of the contracting parties.
The groom, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. McELLIGOTT, is a native of Mariposa county and a temperate, honest and industrious young man and one who deservedly enjoys the respect and confidence of a large circle of acquaintances.
The bride is an accomplished young lady of winsome personality and a general favorite. Like her husband she is a native of the butterfly county, and Mr. McELLIGOTT is to be congratulated upon having secured such a lovable girl for his wife.
Miss May THORN, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, while Charlse McELLIGOTT filled the office of best man for his brother.
After the ceremony an elegant wedding breakfast was served, when good cheer and best wishes were in order, after which the happy couple took their departure, amidst showers of rice, for Richmond where they will reside.
That the popular young bride and groom will enjoy the fullest measure of happiness and prosperity is the unselfish wish of their many friends, including the Gazette.
URENS, Samuel January 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Samuel UREN Dead
A recent issue of the San
contained the death notice of Samuel H. UREN, who died in San Francisco
on the 1st inst.
Deceased was well known in Mariposa county of which he was a native. He worked for several years at Wawona as well as in other parts of the county and was a young man who was well liked and industrious. Mrs. PALMER, wife of Supervisor PALMER, is a sister of deceased. We are uninformed as to the cause of his death at the age of 34 years. He leaves a widow as well as other relatives to mourn his early departure from this life.
ALVORD, Lorenzo January 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Crossed The Divide
By the death of Lorenzo ALVORD,
accidentally killed at Campo Seco, in Calavaras county, on Tuesday, the
1st inst., at the age of 73 years, we are again called upon to
the sorrowing news of the death of another of Mariposa's old and
Up to the year 1902, he had for a great many years been a continuous resident of this county and latterly resided in the Jerseydale district where he followed the avocation of farming and fruit raising. He was a man of family and was generally respected for his industry, sterling worth and generous disposition.
Deceased was also a practical miner and worked extensively at this industry in Mariposa county, and has held the important position of foreman of the Washington mine at Quartzburg and the Hite's Cove mine, as well as mines of lesser note.
Several years ago he was bereft of a loving wife and daughter, whose remains are now resting in the Odd Fellows' cemetery in Mariposa.
Three sons, E. R. Alvord of Bakersfield and Asa ALVORD of Campo Seco, survive him.
He was a old-time member of Hornitos Lodge, I. O. O. F., and his funeral was conducted by that order, the internment being in Mariposa yesterday, where he was laid to rest near the dears ones who had preceded him to the grave.
McNALLEY-LEWIS January 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A quiet but very pretty wedding,
only by the near relatives of the contracting parties, took place at 3
o'clock New Years day in Mt. Bullion, when Justice of the Peace W. A.
joined in wedlock Henry J. McNALLEY of Bootjack to Miss Dora E. LEWIS
Darrah, both of whom are well and favorably known in this county.
The reception room of the residence of the bride's mother, where the guest assembled to greet the bride and groom, was tastefully decorated with ferns and holly berries.
The bride was gowned in a beautiful dress of white silk crepe de chene elaborately trimmed with Oriental real lace, and was attended by Miss Minnie McNALLEY as maid of honor. Ray FRANKLIN acted as best man to the groom.
After the ceremony a sumptuous repast was served, which with mirth and laughter was enjoyed by all.
The couple recieved many useful and pretty wedding presents, when with many congratulations and well wishes all departed for their several homes.
SMITHER-LOVENGUTH January 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Thursday at 11 o'clock a. m., at
chambers, Judge TRABUCCO united the destinies of Charles L. SMITHER and
Miss Mary Ann LOVENGUTH. Both the young people are well known in
county and have a host of friends. The groom is a native of the county
and has lived the greater part of his life at Darrah.
They start their life on the matrimonial sea with the best wishes of all, which is shared by the Gazette, for a happy voyage through life.
UREN, Samuel January 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
From Supervisor PALMER we learn that the cause of the death of the late Samuel H. UREN, who died in San Francisco two weeks ago, and of which mention was made in the Gazette last week, was due to an injury received several years ago, and blood poisoning resulting from this injury was the immediate cause of death.
ALVORD, Lorenzo January 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Cause of Death
The following from the Calaveras Citizen explains the cause of death of the late Lorenzo ALVORD: It was his business to empty tanks at regular intervals. It is customary to empty the water on the platform in summer, but during the freezing weather they are emptied down the chutes into ore bins. This was done Tuesday morning, and ALVORD went into the bin to clear the washings. While thus engaged seven tons of rock and dirt from the mine were sent down the chute and on to the unfortunate man. The life was completely crushed out of him.
STONE, Mrs. January 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. STONE, the mother of Mrs. Ed GREEN, died before Christmas ands was laid to rest in a Salinas cemetery. She was a most esteemable woman.
PATTERSON January 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death Of A Infant
Little Donald, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. D. O. PATTERSON, died at the home of his grandfather, John J. LORD, on the morning of January 3rd. Spinal Meningitis was the cause of death, and although everything that medical skill and proper nursing could do to save the boy was done, he passed away and the remains were interred in the John J. LORD cemetery the following Friday.
THISTLE-BRANSON January 19, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Married at Quartzburg.
A beautiful country wedding took
at the home of Mr. Jos. BRANSON in the vicinity of Quartzburg, on
of the present week.
The groom, Mr. Guy THISTLE, is a native of Canada, and for the past several years has been employed at the Princeton mine at Mt. Bullion.
The bride was Miss Marguerite E. BRANSON, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Jos. BRANSON, who are old residents of this part of the county and well known in Mariposa.
The nuptial bow was tied at high noon by Rev. C. W. LONG of Mariposa and immediately after the ceremony a sumptuous repast was spread and all present partook freely.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Jos. BRANSON, John J. BRANSON, Miss Grace M. BRANSON, Ernest E. BRANSON, and Eldridge G. BRANSON, all relatives of the bride.
John J. BRANSON acted as best man and Miss Grace M. BRANSON as bridesmaid.
The newly married couple will make their home in Mt. Bullion, where the groom will resume his labors in the mine.
A host of friends join in hearty congratulations and good wishes for a long and prosperous voyage on the matrimonial seas. Quartzburg, Jan. 17.
FERARRI, Joseph January 19, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Much Sympathy is felt for Mrs. J.
and family since the sad news of the death of Joseph FERARRI which
in Italy last month. The deceased was a man of noble qualities, loved
esteemed by all who knew him. When he took his departure for Europe
spring, it was hoped that his friends would welcome him home the
fall, but his health, which a change of climate impaired, failed, and
resulted. Yet sweet it is, that he rests in sunny Italy, the land of
birth, though hard for one loved well to realize he is no more.
May his soul rest in peace.
MATTINGLY, Mrs. Eliza A. January 19, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Eliza A. MATTINGLY,
of Mrs. John A. WALL, died Tuesday, January 15th at the residence of
and Mrs. WALL in Mariposa.
Mrs. MATTINGLY was born December 25th, 1816, in Lebannon, Kentucky, and crossed the plains to California in 1852, where she has since continuously resided. Her passing was a peaceful one and was due to old age.
Two sons, John A. MATTINGLY and W. T. MATTINGLY, prominent businessmen of Fresno, survive their mother. Deceased was a Christian lady beloved by all.
Her remains were taken to Oakland and laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.
MEAGHER, Della January 19, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Della, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. MEAGHER of Mt. Bullion, died on Monday of this week. The remains were brought to Mariposa on Tuesday and interred in the cemetery above town.
WEST-PERRY January 19, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Harry D. WEST and Amy L. PERRY,
of this city, were married in Stockton Monday by Judge W. B. NUTTER.
the contracting parties are among Sonora's best known and popular
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. PERRY, the groom being
the proprietor of Turn Verein hall.
Their many friends extend congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy married life.- Tuolumne Independent, Jan. 12th.
The bride formerly resided in Mariposa and will be remembered by many people here.
TURNER, infant January 26, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. George D. TURNER died at the home of its parents on the 21st. The little one was but two weeks old when taken away.
ANDERSON, L. H. January 26, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A man by the name of L. H.
a native of Sweden and about 50 years of age, committed suicide on the
19th inst., at the Mt. Gaines mine near Hornitos, by shooting himself
the head with a pistol. An inquest was held by Coroner D. E. JOHNSON,
which it was learned that deceased had been playing cards with a man
W. J. McCHANDLESS who won ANDERSON'S money, whereupon the latter
drew his pistol and shot at McCHANLASS, the bullet entering the floor
his intended victim's feet. ANDERSON then turned the gun upon himself
fired but missed, the next shot entering his forehead with fatal
and death was instantaneous. It is said that the dead man, who was a
by occupation, formerly worked at the Mariposa mine in this town.
The Coroner's jury was composed of C. W. MONOR, W. T. CASSIDA, Geo. H. BAUER, A. G. McMILLAN, H. BRANSON and J. L. RUSSELL.
THORNTON, William W. and DUBUREAU, Leopold January 26, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
William Westley THORNTON, a native
Tennessee and about 69 years of age, died at the county hospital
night of last week. Mr. THORNTON had long been a resident of this
and made his home near the BERGER place above town. For several months
he had been in failing health and a short time since was removed to the
hospital where death ended his sufferings at the time above stated.
Leopold DUBUREAU, 72 years of age and a native of France passed away at the county hospital Saturday night. Deceased had been a resident of Mariposa county for many years and resided at Cariboo near the Chowchilla for several years prior to his removal to the hospital. He followed mining for a living the greater part of the time. A general breaking down consequent upon old age was the cause of death.
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Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
JEFFREY, William S. February 2, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Seldom have we been called upon to chronicle a sadder death than that of
William S. JEFFERY, who passed to the Great Beyond from his home in Coulterville, Saturday night, January 26th. The unfortunate young man, whom the grim reaper of death cut down at the early age of 29 years, was a native of Coulterville and a man highly respected on account of his upright and honest conduct. His genial and happy disposition also won for him many friends who were shocked by the news of his sudden demise. Rheumatism of the heart, after one week's illness, was the cause of death. Mr. JEFFERY was married and a loving wife and child survive and mourn the irreparable loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father. Other sorrowing relatives are a mother, three sisters and two brothers, to all of whom the Gazette extends sympathy in their hour of trouble. The internment was in the Coulterville cemetery Tuesday afternoon and the remains were followed to the grave by a vast throng of sympathetic friends and grieving relatives.
ALVORD, Asa February 2, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Asa ALVORD.
Again we are called upon to
unpleasant duty of reporting the sudden and unexpected death of a young
man well and favorably known in this county.
We refer to Asa Lorenzo ALVORD who died early Tuesday morning at Campo Seco, Calaveras county. The deceased while suffering with measles contracted a cold and the combination of these complaints was the cause of death.
Asa ALVORD was a resident of this county for many years and was an highly respected citizen. Only a short time since he was in Mariposa where he came with his dead father, who was accidentally killed at Campo Seco. He was about 39 years of age and leaves to mourn their loss, a wife and three children. Mr. ALVORD was an Odd Fellow and a member of the Mariposa Lodge of that order.
The internment was in Oakdale, Stanislaus county.
MURRAY, Thomas February 2, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Thomas MURRAY Killed
The name of the man killed on the river railroad last week, as mentioned in the Gazette, was Thomas MURRAY. According to the facts elicited at the inquest held by Corner JOHNSON, the deceased was employed as "fuse and cap" man for a blasting crew and it is presumed that a spark from his pipe ignited a box of giant powder caps and caused death by explosion of the latter. MURRAY'S nativity is unknown. He was about 55 years of age.
JENSEN, Christian February 2, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Hospital
Christian JENSEN, who was last week conveyed to the hospital from Hornitos, died at that institution Monday night. Mr. JENSEN had been a resident of Hornitos and vicinity for about twelve years. He was a native of Germany and about 67 years of age.
TURNER, infant February 2, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Late Monday morning, Jan. 21st,
11 o'clock, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George TURNER of Hornitos
of pneumonia. He was just two weeks of age, was sick but four short
and thought everything possible was done for his recovery, he passed
and peacefully away, leaving an aching void in the fond parents' heart.
The funeral took place on Tuesday, four little girls in white bearing
little white casket to its last resting place in the Hornitos cemetery.
HOGAN, Daniel February 9, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Daniel HOGAN, who was brought to the county hospital from Indian Gulch a few weeks since died at that institution on February 2nd, and was buried the following day. The deceased was a native of Tennessee and 72 years old.
ASHWORTH, Dave February 9, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Losses Life by Drowning
Word was telephoned to Mariposa
Saturday evening that Dave ASHWORTH, a young man in the employ of the
Valley railroad, was supposed to have been drowned in the Merced river,
at the mouth of Sherlocks creek, while attempting to ford the river
The young man had been on the sick list for several days prior to the accident and was on his way to Mariposa, where his parents reside, to obtain proper care and medical assistance. Shortly after his leaving the railroad camp his horse returned and as nothing has been seen or heard of his since that time, there is no doubt but that he was swept from his horse and carried down the river, which was unusually high at that time owing to the recent heavy storms.
Dave Thomas ASHWORTH was a native of Mariposa, 22 years of age and the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Phenas ASHWORTH. He was a sober, industrious young man and well thought of and his untimely end is regretted by all.
Parties have been in search of the body since the accident but up to this writing have not succeeded in recovering the same, although a report reached here, Thursday that his hat was found about 200 yards below where he is supposed to have gone into the river.
WASHBURN- COOK February 9, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in San Francisco on the 5th inst. to Clarence A. WASHBURN of Wawona and Miss Leatetia Penn COOK of San Francisco.
WASHBURN-COOK February 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Married in San Francisco
A wedding of interest to many
was that of Miss Letitia Penn COOK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jason
COOK, and Clarence Arthur WASHBURN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John S.
which took place last night at the Buchanan street home of Mrs. C. H.
a relative of the bride.
The young couple are widely known. The bride, who is a beautiful brunette of charming personality, studied at the Lowell High School and is a member of the Lamba Theta Psi Society. She is a direct descendent of William PENN, for whose wife she is named.
The groom was a member of the class of 1906, University of California, and he belongs to the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He is a grandson of Thomas HILL, the artist, and a nephew of Edward Payson WASHBURN. He is associated with his father and uncle in Wawona Hotel Company.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. GUTHRIE in a bower of narcissus and smilax, under a canopy of old lace that is a family heirloom in the grooms family.
Miss COOK wore a white crepe de chine princess gown, with a white jacket of Irish lace. She was attended by Miss Mae HOSMER and Miss Mercedes HUFFMAN, who wore white silk mull, with wreaths of maidenhair in their hair, George M. TAYLOR and Ray TREMOUREAUX supported the groom.
Mrs. COOK, the bride's mother, wore lavender silk and lace. Mrs. C. H. HUFFMAN'S costume was of yellow silk, and Mrs. John WASHBURN, the groom's mother, was in pale blue lousne, with diamond ornaments.
Many lovely gifts were received by the bride and groom.
The young people will make an extended tour of the South and East and on their return will spend their summers at Wawona and their winters in traveling.- S. F. Call, Feb. 7.
STANDART-WOODWARD February 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
John W. STANDART and Miss Daisy O.
both of Ahwahnee, were quietly married Monday in this city and returned
to Ahwahnee, where the groom is connected with a hotel. Miss WOODWARD
come to Fresno to attend school, but her ardent lover persuaded her to
try domestic life.- Fresno Republican.
The parties are both residents of Madera county, the bride being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. WOODWARD. - Madera Tribune, Feb. 7.
ROONEY, Judge John F. February 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of J. F. ROONEY.
Judge John F. ROONEY, a prominent lawyer of Tuolumne County, died at his home in Sonora on Saturday of last week of heart disease at the age of seventy-seven years. Judge ROONEY had held the important offices District Attorney and Superior Judge of Tuolumne County, he being the first Superior Judge of that County and officiated in that capacity for eleven years. He was an able lawyer and highly respected.
POTTHAST, Frank February 23, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Pioneer.
On Wednesday the 20th inst., death claimed another of Mariposa County's pioneers, when Frank POTTHAST of Mt. Bullion joined the great silent majority. That inevitably fatal disease, dropsy, was the agent of death. Deceased, who was a native of Prussia and 72 years of age, came to California and Mariposa County in the early fifties and during the greater part of the time since then has made his home at the place where he died. Mr. POTTHAST was an honest and upright citizen; an industrious man and one who commanded the entire respect of a large circle of acquaintances and friends. He was a man of family and a wife and three children, two sons and a daughter, survive a kind and affectionate husband and father. Deceased as, and for a number of years had been, a member of Lodge No. 24, F. & A.M. of Mariposa and the funeral was under the auspices of that order yesterday, the internment being in the Masonic cemetery, Mariposa.
BOURNE, Wm. L. February 23, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A JUST MAN AT REST.
Wm. L. BOURNE, one of the oldest
most highly respected residents of this section, died at his home here
at 10 o'clock Sunday morning, from a general break up of the system due
to old age.
Deceased was a native of New Bedford, Mass., where he was born 79 years ago. He came to California in the early fifties, coming direct to this county and section where he has resided ever since. He followed mining and other occupations and was universally respected for his honesty and fair dealings.
He was a man of broad and enlightened views, charitable in his opinions and courteous in his dealings. His heart did not grow old and tough with increasing years, but to the last beat in sympathy with his fellow men.
He was one of the oldest members of the Yosemite Lodge, No. 97, I. O. O. F., under whose auspices the funeral was conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12th. his remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of friends, sincere mourners for one whose virtues were many and whose failings were all manly and personal.
If the pearly gates of Heaven swing not wide to admit "Uncle Billy" BOURNE, then charity has lost its saving quality and the parting of the just from the unjust is an unnecessary act.
May he rest in peace, a just man gone to face a just God.- Tuolumne Prospector.
Deceased was well known in Mariposa county for years in the Yosemite Valley where he was employed by Messr. COFFMAN and KENNEY. He was a man highly respected for his many sterling qualities and merits the eulogistic words of our Groveland contemporary.
GIBBS, Irma February 13, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
With The Angels.
Friday morning of last week, at about 4 o'clock, the angel of Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl S. GIBBS in Mariposa and deprived a fond father and mother of their cherished treasure in the person of little Irma, their six months old daughter, and a sorrowful gloom that only time can efface, was cast over that previously happy household. Death was due to meningitis, following a brief illness. The internment was in the Masonic cemetery at Mariposa last Saturday, and the remains were followed to the grave by a sorrowing cortege of relatives and friends.
BEBEE, Nathaniel February 23, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Last Pathfinder.
Nathaniel BEBEE, who it is claimed
the lst of the original seven of John C. FREMONT'S pathfinders, died
Saturday at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 94.
BEBEE started to California with FREMONT in 1842. He was a boyhood companion of the General and was readily persuaded to join the latter on his famous march to the coast. The original party of seven was increased to fourteen by the time they reached California.
Vitals 1907 Mariposa Gazette
March 2, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 2, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
ADAMS- Near Hornitos, Feb. 25th, to the wife of Thos. N. ADAMS, a daughter.
March 9, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
March 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
PEREGOY- Near Merced, March 4, 1907, to Mr. and Mrs. C. F. PEREGOY, a son.
March 23, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 23, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
ROSE- In Indian Gulch, March 16, 1907, to the wife of J. S. ROSE, a daughter.
SILVA- In Indian Gulch, March 10, 1907, to the wife of Antone SILVA, a daughter.
March 30, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
DIAZ, Jose and WILLIAMS, Thomas March 2, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
On the 21st Coroner JOHNSON held
on the body of a man at Sherlock Camp on Merced River. It developed
the name of the unfortunate was Jose DIAZ, a native of Mexico and about
thirty-five years of age. Death was caused by blows on the head
by a person or persons unknown.
On the 23rd an inquisition was held on the body of a man by the name of Thomas WILLIAMS, age 75 years and a native of Wales. He was found dead at Good's Gulch on the 22d. Death in this instance was due to old age and exposure.
Another unfortunate upon the body of whom an inquest was held on the 27th, was a suicide, and the act of self destruction was committed about the 25th of last month by hanging himself to a rafter in the DeSILVA house about one mile below Bagby. The inquest failed of information as to the man's name or antecedents. He was apparently about 45 years of age and the verdict was death by hanging with suicidal intent.
HALL, Jesse S March 2, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Jesse S. HALL.
Jesse S. HALL, a resident of Sandy
16 miles from Merced, died at his home there very suddenly Saturday
about 6 o'clock. Justice of the Peace J. J. GRIFFEN went to the ranch
and held an inquest, at which was developed the fact that death
from an apoplexic attack. He had started from the house to the woodshed
to get a armful of wood, and died on the way. Mr. HALL was one of
county's pioneers, having lived in the Sandy Mush District for thirty
He was born in Missouri 66 years ago. He leaves a widow and several
children to mourn his loss.- Merced Sun, Feb. 25.
Deceased was a resident of Mariposa county and resided for a number of years in the vicinity of Bootjack. He removed to Sandy Mush, Merced county, about fifteen years ago where he had continually resided.
McSWAIN, W. J. March 2, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Fresno.
W. J. McSWAIN, a member of a well known family residing for many years on the Merced river, died at Fresno Wednesday from consumption. He engaged in farming for a number of years near Fresno and latterly had been on the police force there as a detective. He was a native of Merced county and was about 34 years of age. He is survived by his parents, four sisters and three brothers.
CLARKE, baby March 9, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Baby CLARKE, infant of Mr. and Mrs. CLARKE of Mariposa County died at the Wolfsen Infirmary Sunday and was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery Wednesday morning.- Merced Express, March 2.
POOL. Mrs. Jennie March 9, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of an Aged Lady.
Mrs. Jennie POOL died at her home in Stockton on Saturday, February 23rd. She was the sister of Samuel GIVENS of Merced, John GIVENS of Oakland, E. T. Givens of Los Angeles and Mrs. E. E. THRIFT of Stockton. The deceased was a native of Kentucky and her age was 74 years, 11 months and 16 days. Deceased was a former resident of Mariposa county, but had lived in Stockton for many years.- Merced Star, March 7.
King-MANCHESTER March 9, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage that will be of
a large number of friends both here and in Merced will take place at
home of G. P. MANCHESTER, 1725 Highland avenue Sunday night. Miss
V. MANCHESTER is to be the bride. The bridegroom is W. B. KING. The
G. W. LYONS of Berkeley will officiate.
Miss MANCHESTER is a student at the University of California and has a wide circle of friends. The bridegroom is a resident of Merced where he is well and popularly known.
At the conclusion of the wedding feast, which is to follow the ceremony, the bride and groom will start on their honeymoon trip. Pacific Grove and Monterey will be visited before they return. Mr. and Mrs. KING will make their home in Merced.- Berkeley Independent, March 2.
The groom is well known in this county, having resided Cathey's Valley for a number of years.
ASHWORTH, Dave March 9, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Word was telephoned to Mariposa
evening that the body of Dave ASHWORTH, the young man who was drowned
the Merced river a few weeks ago, had been recovered. The body was
only a short distance below the point where he was supposed to have
the river, on the opposite side.
Coroner D. E. JOHNSON was summoned and left for the river to hold an inquest on the body, but at this writing nothing is known as to whether or not the condition of the body will admit of its being brought to Mariposa for burial.
ASHWORTH, Dave March 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
An inquest was held on the 8th inst., upon the remains of David ASHWORTH by Coroner Johnson and the following facts elicited: Deceased was a native of California and 22 years of age; that death was the result of accidental drowning in the Merced river at Sherlocks Flat and occurred the 2nd day of February, 1907. R. W. WATSON, Fred MARGRAVE, A. F. LEWIS, Phil CHOISSER, Jesse HUNT and Manuel AVILA constituted the jury.
ASHWORTH, Dave March 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Laid to Rest.
The remains of David ASHWORTH, the unfortunate young man who was accidentally drowned in the Merced river on the second of last month and whose body was recovered on the 7th inst., were interred in the Catholic cemetery last Saturday. The funeral was largely attended as the deceased was popular, and the tragic manner of death created unusual sympathy. The arrangements of the burial were in charge of undertaker Geo. E. NICE.
ASHWORTH, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth, March 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Estimable Lady.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth ASHWORTH, wife
David M. ASHWORTH, died at her home in Sebastopol on the morning of
10th from pneumonia. Mrs. ASHWORTH was a native of Missouri and 52
of age. She came with her parents to California when a little girl, and
was married to Mr. ASHWORTH in this county in 1872. Deceased was an
lady and rightfully claimed the respect and love of a large circle of
friends, to whom, as well as relatives, her death is sincerely
In addition to a bereaved husband who was ever kind and affectionate
leaves six children, three sons and three daughters, who mourn the loss
of a loving and devoted mother. The children are: Francis E. ASHWORTH,
Phineas ASHWORTH, Harvey ASHWORTH, Mrs. F. T. TRABUCCO, Mrs. F.
MARGRAVE and Hazel ASHWORTH, all residents of Mariposa county. Other
relatives are Mrs. Fred CLARKE, Mrs. George GORDON and Mrs. G. E.
sisters, and Robert W. PRESTON, a brother.
The interment was in Mariposa public cemetery Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., the arrangements of which were conducted by undertaker Geo. E. NICE of Mt. Bullion. Rev. C. W. LONG of the M. E. Church, South, officiated at the grave. The large funeral cortege of friends that followed the remains to their last resting place, eloquently attested the sincere veneration in which this Christian lady was held.
FITZHUGH-MULLIS March 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
From the Covelo Review, published in Mendocino county, we learn that William H. FITZHUGH and Maude Ella MULLIS were on the 27th day of February united in holy wedlock at the home of the bride's father. The groom is well known in this county and is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. FITZHUGH who resided for a number of years near Mariposa. He is industrious and exemplary in his habits and a happy married life is the wish of his many friends.
GEORGE-DUNN March 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Jennie DUNN of Crockett and Frederick Robert GEORGE of Oakland were married at the residence of the bride's father in Crockett on the 6th inst. Miss DUNN until recently resided in Merced and is well and favorably known in Mariposa where she visited with friends on several occasions. She is a charming young lady and the best wishes of all are extended for a happy union.
LEWIS, John March 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Passing of John LEWIS
On Thursday, March 7th, death closed in everlasting sleep the eyes of John E. LEWIS at his home at Horse Shoe Bend, near Coulterville. The deceased was a native of New London, Connecticut, and died at the extreme old age of 81 years. He died where he had lived since 1851, and his death marks the passing of the last of the early pioneers of that section. "Jack" LEWIS, as he was familiarly known, was honest and industrious and like the most of the early argonauts followed mining as an occupation, and continued this means of livelihood up to practically the time of death's summons.
LEWIS, John March 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Last Thursday noon the spirit of John LEWIS winged its flight to the great unknown. Mr. LEWIS was well and favorably known here for the past forty years and was the last of the early settlers on Horseshoe Bend. "Jack" LEWIS, as he was familiarly known, had been a sufferer for several years of rheumatism and kindred ailments incidental to old age, he being in his eighty-first year. He was a native of Conn. His remains were reverently laid to rest near the spot where in life he had spent so many years, his wish being that he be buried at picturesque Horseshoe Bends. Deceased had no relatives in this state as far as known.
OLIVER, John March 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
John OLIVER Dead.
John OLIVER, a native of Pennsylvania, and about 65 years of age, died at the county hospital last Monday, of which institution he had been an inmate for the past two months. Deceased made his home the greater part of the time in Coulterville, although well known in other parts of the county. He was an eccentric character, whose chief claim to fame was as champion "Snipe-shooter." The snipes he shot were not of the feathered variety, but butts of cigars, found lying in the streets of towns he visited, and it was seldom he failed to bag his game as it was his custom to patrol both sides of a street at an early hour in the morning and his trained eye generally rewarded his hunting expeditions. Although insanely eccentric, John OLIVER was a harmless and law abiding man. It is the supposition of some that he was possessed of considerable buried money, but his habits would seem to contradict affluent circumstances. If, however, he was the possessor of buried treasure, the secret of its locality lies hidden with him in the potters field of Mariposa.
PRICE, Joseph March 23, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Deputy Sheriff Killed.
Joseph PRICE a deputy sheriff of
Fresno County, was murdered on the 13th inst., near Squaw Valley in
county by a man named James RICHARDSON, RICHARDSON was suspected of the
crime of grand larceny, and he was placed under arrest by the deputy
When arrested the prisoner drew a pistol and pointed it at the
face, snapped it several times, but the cartridges failed to explode.
then drew his own gun and fired over RICHARDSON'S head. The latter then
surrendered and his hands were tied behind his back.
PRICE then put his prisoner in a buggy and started with him for Fresno, but stopped at a store in Squaw Valley to get him something to eat as RICHARDSON had complained of being hungry. He untied the captive's hands and it is thought he neglected to tie them again when he started off. In the evening PRICE'S horse and buggy were found by the roadside, his dead body lying on the seat. The Fresno officers were notified and a posse at once started in pursuit of the murderer. Deputy PRICE had been stabbed or shot in the neck and his face was smashed. His pockets were rifled and his pistol and watch taken.
SCHWING, Gustav March 30, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Gustav SCHWING Dead.
Wednesday afternoon shortly after
o'clock the spirit of Gustav SCHWING departed the body and a good man
dead. Mr. SCHWING had been a sufferer with pneumonia for about a week
for the last three days it was generally known that the end was near.
was a native of Germany and 66 years old. He had been a resident of
for many years and was highly respected by all acquaintances. He was a
stone mason by trade and followed that avocation until the last four
during which time he has, in a most satisfactory manner, filled the
of Court House Janitor. A widow and two grandchildren were dependent
him for support and now mourn their irreparable loss. A daughter
The burial was in the public cemetery of Mariposa Friday afternoon and was conducted by Undertaker G. E. NICE of Mt. Bullion.
ZINKAND, Frederick March 30, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Another Pioneer Gone.
Frederick ZINKLAND died at the county hospital last Wednesday forenoon at the advanced age of 83 years. Deceased was a native of Germany and came to this county in the early days. His home prior to his admission to the hospital was in Cathey's Valley. A general breaking down consequent upon old age was the cause of death. Deceased was of a long lived family in which there were six brothers and a sister, the youngest to die being 71 years old. A sister nearly eighty and a brother seventy-four years of age survive him. Mr. ZINKALND was never married. His remains were interred in the Catholic burying grounds in Mariposa Thursday afternoon.
VAN DUSEN, Mrs. Annie March 30, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. Annie VAN DUSEN.
Mrs. Annie VAN DUSEN, a pioneer
of Mariposa, and for the last twenty-five years a resident of Merced,
at her home on the corner of Alameda and Twentieth streets yesterday
at six o'clock after an illness of three weeks from pneumonia.
The lady was a native of England and 76 years of age. She came from her native land many years ago and located in Mariposa. Her first husband was Mr. WASHBURN and she afterwards married VAN DUSEN, long since deceased. The only blood relative that she has in this county is a nephew, Mr. SMITH, who resides at Livermore, to whom she has deeded all her realty and bequeathed all her personal property. The funeral has not been announced but it will be to-day or to-morrow.- Merced Express, March 23rd.
As above stated Mrs. VAN DUSEN resided in Mariposa for a number of years and will be remembered by the old residents.
DAVIS, L. C. March 30, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
RAILROAD MAN KILLED.
Monclova, Mexico, March 13.- L. C.
commonly known as "Jack" DAVIS, foreman of one of the construction
of this place, met with a very tragic death this afternoon. He was
on the new roundhouse roof, when one of the steel rafters fell,
him on the head, nearly decapitating him. "Jack" DAVIS was well known
the railroaders, both on this road and others throughout the republic.-
Deceased was a native of Texas and was about 62 years of age. He was a brother of Mrs. R. A. PROUTY of Mariposa. His boyhood and early manhood days were passed in Stanislaus county, and during later years he was a resident of Los Banos in Merced county at which place he held the office of Constable and was also Deputy Sheriff under the late Sheriff MEANY of Merced county.
While such officer he arrested Joseph JEWELL, who, with Lloyd MAJORS, was hanged in Santa Clara county in 1885, for the murder of McENTRYE and RENOWDEN in the fall of 1883. Jack DAVIS was a fearless and capable officer, and as a man was universally respected. He removed to Mexico about twenty years ago and has continuously resided in that country since that time.
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ZIMMERMAN- GORDON- Near Mariposa, April 3, 1907, by Judge J. J.TRABUCCO, Edward ZIMMERMAN and Miss Annie GORDON, both of Mariposa.
CASTAGNETTO-PROUTY- In Mariposa, April 3, 1907, by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO, John J. CASTAGNETTO and Miss Alta PROUTY, both of Mariposa.
Died April 6, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
HURD- Near Mariposa, April 1st, 1907, Justus HURD a native of New York, aged 69.
April 13, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Died April 13, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
AHRENS- At San Leandro, April 11, 1907, Mrs. Mary A. AHRENS, mother of Henry AHRENS and sister of Mrs. Julia A. KERRINS of Merced, Mrs. Martha A. WHITE of Los Angeles and Joseph LAWLESS of San Francisco, a native of St. Louis, Mo.
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April 27, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 27, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
PETERSON- In Mt. Bullion, April
to the wife of W. J. PETERSON, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
ZIMMERMAN-GORDON April 6, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
At the home of the bride's
and Mrs. Tom GORDON, on April 3rd 1907, at 1 o'clock, Miss Annie GORDON
and Edward ZIMMERMAN were united in marriage by Superior Judge J. J.
The ceremony was witnessed by relatives and intimate friends of both
The bride was beautifully dressed in white brocade Alpaca, trimmed in white pearl beads and ribbon and carried an elegant wreath of orange blossoms. The bridesmaid, Miss Dollie GORDON, a sister of the bride, was becomingly attired in pink. The groomsman was Joseph LIND, a cousin of the groom.
The groom is an exemplary young man and the young couple have a large circle of friends who wish them every joy and happiness.
CASTAGNETTO-PROUTY April 6, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Wednesday evening at about 7:30 o'clock John J. CASTAGNETTO and Miss Alta P. PROUTY were united in marriage by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO. The bride is the youngest daughter of Sheriff and Mrs. R. A. PROUTY, and is a charming and popular young lady. Mr. CASTAGNETTO, the groom, is a native of Mariposa county and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank CASTAGNETTO. He is temperate in his habits and an industrious young man. The best wishes of their many friends, including the Gazette, go with them for a blissful wedded life.
CHOISSER-PITCHFORD, April 6, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON Thursday, to Phil CHOISSER and Miss Nellie PITCHFORD, both of Mt. Bullion.
BOND, John April 6, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John BOND.
Tax Collector D. E. BERTKEN received a letter Thursday from Kennett, Shasta county, which conveyed the sad information that John BOND the jeweler, was dead and would be buried in Redding in the same county. No further particulars were given. Mr. BOND formerly resided in Mariposa and conducted the business of jeweler. He also lived i Coulterville and La Grange. He was well liked and his unexpected death will be generally regretted. He leaves a widow and daughter.
STEVENS, H. A. and DELMONTE, Jose March 6, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Last week Coroner JOHNSON held inquests on the bodies of two men on the Merced river and the results of the inquisitions was as follows: H. A. STEVENS, a native of California and 27 years of age died at Good's Gulch from cold and exposure on March 26. Jose DELMONTE, a native of Mexico and 35 years old was accidentally killed by a blast on the railroad near Pleasant Valley, March 25th.
ALVORD, W. H. April 13, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
W. H. ALVORD, lawyer, orator and prominent politician, died in San Francisco Thursday of last week after an operation for appendicitis. Mr. ALVORD was a brilliant man and his services as a campaign speaker were always in demand.
CHOISSER-PITCHFORD April 13, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Phil CHOISSER and Miss Nellie PITCHFORD both of Mt. Bullion were united in marriage by Justice Etheridge HUNT, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. PITCHFORD in Mt. Bullion, last Monday evening. Both bride and groom are popular and highly respected young people and enter upon the matrimonial sea with the best wishes of numerous friends and for a smooth and happy voyage.
CLEEK, Robert R., Sr. April 13, 1906 Mariposa Gazette
Robert R. CLEEK, Sr., of Plainsburg, Merced county, and who was well known in Mariposa county, died at his home on the night of the 4th inst. Pneumonia was the cause of death.
BOND, John April 20, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
John BOND Laid To Rest.
The sudden illness and death of
BOND came like a shock to the community. From a slight cold and the
attack of la grippe, his illness quickly changed to pleuro-pneumonia,
several days compassed the change from perfectly good health through
illness to death. He was unconscious for several days and delirious for
a good portion of the time. Death came Saturday morning at 11 o'clock.
Mr. BOND came to Kennett only a few months ago, but had many friends. He had a serene, patient way about him that soon had the effect of bringing him almost more business as a jeweler than he could attend to. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and Knights of Pythias of a kind that are creditable to those great bonds of fellowship.
The funeral took place at the Redding cemetery Tuesday afternoon and was attended by many people from Kennett, the local camp of Woodmen attending in goodly numbers, and loosing a dove, as is their custom, over the grave. Rev. DEMARCE, of the Presbyterian church of Redding conducted the services. - Copper Outlook.
The above is copied from the Copper Outlook, of April 6th, published in Kennett, Shasta County, and proclaims the high regard in which our former townsman was held. Mention of Mr. BOND'S death was made in the Gazette of the 6th inst.
TEMPLE, John H. April 20, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
John H. TEMPLE died at his home in Sacramento on the 8th inst., at the age of 64 years. Deceased was a former resident of Mariposa and was a brother of Mrs. C. G. LIND and the late Geo. W. TEMPLE of this town. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge of Sacramento and the internment was under the auspices of that order. Mr. TEMPLE was a married man and is survived by his wife.
WELCH-KANE April 27, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued on the 22nd inst. to Frank WELCH of Whiterock and Miss Sadie KANE of Snow Creek.
DULCICH birth April 27, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
On Wednesday, April 24th, the stork visited the home of Mr. And Mrs. John DULCICH, and left a little baby girl.
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WALL- In Mariposa, April 28, 1907, to the wife of John A. WALL, a son.
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Born May 11, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born- At Pea Ridge, May 5, to the wife of Fred YOACUM, a son.
May 18, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born- At Mariposa, Sunday, May 12, to the wife of E. BRIGHTMAN. a son.
May 25, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 25, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
SHILLING- At Coulterville, May 15, to the wife of H. I. SHILLING, a daughter.
MASCHIO- In Mt. Bullion, May 20, to the wife of Victor MASCHIO, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
STOREY, Willie May 4, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Willie STOREY of Mariposa, who was an inmate of the West Oakland Home for indigent children, died at that institution Thursday of last week from diphtheria. The child was about 6 years old and was being cared for at that home at the expense of this county.
WILSON-HANNAH May 4, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
According to the Merced Star, a marriage license was issued in Merced on April 29 to Louis B. WILSON of Snelling and Nellie E. HANNAH of Hornitos.
GIVENS, infant May 4, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. GIVENS of Cathey's Valley, died Friday night of last week and was buried the following Sunday.
DAVANAY, Hugh May 4, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Hugh DAVANAY.
Tuesday night about 12 o'clock m.
DAVANAY, an old and respected citizen of Mariposa, died at his home
town. Deceased had long since passed the allotted time of man, having
the ripe old age of 93 years. A general breaking down of the system was
the cause of death. Hugh DAVANAY was one of the early pioneers of this
county and was a man who commanded the respect and good will of his
acquaintances. He engaged in various pursuits, such as mining,
and farming for a livelihood by which means he acquired a considerable
competence. He was a native of Tennessee and unmarried. For a number of
years he had been cared for at his home by his nieces, Mrs. L. COLE and
Miss Lea DAVANAY who with a nephew, James DRUMMOND, are left in
to mourn his death. Mr. DAVANAY was a member of the F. & A. M. of
and the internment was under the auspices of that order in its cemetery
on Thursday afternoon.
The funeral arrangements were conducted by P. H. McELLIGOTT of Mariposa.
DOWER, Joseph May 4, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Joseph DOWER.
Joseph H. DOWER, born in Sutter
died at Goldfield April 18th, of pneumonia and his remains were brought
here for burial, arriving last Sunday. The funeral was held from the
of his parents Monday. Rev. J. L. CASE conducted the funeral rites and
internment was made in Sutter Creek cemetery. A large number of people
attended the funeral. Deceased was 32 years and 7 months of age.
Joseph H. DOWER leaves a wife and two children, father, mother, three sisters and one brother, who were all present at the funeral. The young man had many friends here who regret his untimely death. His wife, previous to marriage, was a resident of Kelseyville, Lake county, but since marriage has resided at Quartz, Tuolumne county, coming from the latter place to attend the funeral of her beloved husband.
Deceased was insured in a life insurance company to the amount of $2,000 which goes to his widow.- Amador Record, April 25.
Mr. DOWER, mention of whose death was made in last week's Gazette, formerly worked as a miner at the Princeton mine, and a man who was highly respected.
GROSJEAN-WELCH May 11, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
David GROSJEAN and Miss Laura WELCH were united in marriage at Merced on the 6th inst., by the Rev. J. M. WEBB of that city. Mr. GROSJEAN is a native of Mariposa county where he has lived his entire life and is an industrious and respected young man. The bride is a daughter of Noah WELCH of Whiterock, in this county, and is a popular and attractive young lady. The happy couple start on their wedded life with the best wishes of a large circle of friends.
WHITE, J. R. May 11, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of J. R. WHITE
James R. WHITE, of Fresno, a pioneer and long time resident of Mariposa county, and father of J. J. WHITE (the latter a former chief of police of Fresno), died at Fresno Monday, aged 78 years. He was born in Maine and came to California in 1849, locating in Hornitos, Mariposa county, in 1850, and engaging in the live stock business, afterwards engaging in mining and other business enterprises in the San Joaquin Valley. He was a deputy sheriff of Mariposa county in the early days when that county embraced territory extending to Kern county. He was successful in business, prominent in public affairs, a man of ability and high character, a member of the Masonic fraternity and a Knight Templar. In 1885 he became a resident of Fresno, where he acquired a large property interests. The deceased was well known in Merced, as also his son, James J. WHITE. The announcement of his demise was received here with many expressions of deep regret.- Merced Star, May 9th.
WILSON-HANNAH May 11, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Wednesday morning last at the
of Rev. Father McNAMARA on Twenty-first street, Lewis B. WILSON was
in marriage to Miss Nellie HANNAH, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
The bride has made her home with Mr. John M. MALONEY and sister near Hornitos for a number of years and is recognized as a young lady of worth and many noble attributes, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. P. WILSON of near Snelling, a young gentleman of many manly qualities. The newly married couple left for Los Angeles in the afternoon to spend ten days in the Southern city and to take a look at the orange groves. On their return they will occupy a cottage on the WILSON farm near Snelling. - Merced Express, May 4.
REESE, Harold May 18, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death From Snakebite.
Last Friday afternoon, May 10th, Harold, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip REESE of Cathey's Valley, was fatally bitten on the finger by a rattler. The boy was engaged in play in the yard near the house when bitten. It was not immediately known by the parents that the wound was caused by a snake bite, but when the hand began to swell, the great danger was realized, and medical aid was immediately summoned and everything possible was done to counteract the effects of the deadly poison and save the little fellow's life. All efforts were, however, unavailing, and after intense suffering, the little boy died the next day.
BROWN, J. H. May 25, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of J. H. BROWN
John H. BROWN, formerly of this
died in Los Angeles yesterday of a lung affection. He went to Los
some time ago in the hopes of recovery. He was a native of this city,
31 years and 8 month. He was a nephew of Mrs. M. COLEMAN. The remains
be brought to this city for internment. The funeral will be announced
Fresno Republican, May 20.
It is the opinion of several Mariposans that the deceased John H. BROWN, is the same person who was called "Johnny" BROWN and well known in this county where he visited upon a number of occasions. "Johnny" BROWN was a native of Fresno County where he was well connected. He was a kind hearted man, which trait made him generally liked. The cause of death was not lung affection as stated above, but was the result of cutting his throat with suicidal intent. BROWN was in jail charged with crime at the time, but it is claimed that his arrest and imprisonment were due to mistaken identity, he not being the man wanted.
SHILLING, birth May 25, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
The home of Mr. and Mrs. H. SHILLING was made happy last Tuesday by the advent of a lovely baby girl.
WILLIAMS, Robert F. May 25, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Robert F. WILLIAMS.
DIED- At the Soldier's Home,
Monday, May 13th, 1907, Robert F. WILLIAMS, a native of Virginia, aged
83 years, 11 months and 18 days.
This simple notice chronicles the death of one more of that gallant band of California pioneers, who are now so rapidly disappearing from our midst. The deceased in early manhood, was one of the volunteers who took part in the struggle between the United States and Mexico. After the war he came to California and to Mariposa County in 1849, and together with Judge J. M. BONDURANT and brother, he became interested in mining operations on the north side of the river.
He remained in Mariposa County until Nov. 16, 1899, when he went to the Soldier's Home near Napa, of which institution he was a resident up to the time of his death.
He is well known to all residents of Coulterville and vicinity and his attachment for the old county never waned even to the time of his death., and in accordance with his oft repeated request that his body was shipped to Coulterville in charge of his life long friend, James LINDSEY, for burial. The internment was made on May 16th in the Coulterville burying ground, where had assembled numbers of his former friends, together with the younger generation of school children who attended in a body, bringing bouquets of flowers to strew on the grave of the departed, as a tribute of respect to the memory of an honest, upright citizen. May his soul rest in peace.
HUNTER, W.W. May 25, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of W. W. HUNTER.
W. W. HUNTER, died suddenly this
at his son's drug store. The cause of death was heart failure. He went
to the store this morning as usual about half past six, and while
to put it in shape for the days business, was taken ill. He asked
MURPHY to telephone to his son, W. W. HUNTER, to come to the store. The
latter went there at once and found his father in one of the rear rooms
in a serious condition. He was scarcely able to get his breath and
of pain in his heart. His son gave him a heart stimulant and called Dr.
REID. The latter came at once, but when he got there Mr. HUNTER was
his last and in a few moments passed peacefully away. His death is a
and a shock, as he had been in good health, excepting for a bad cold
past few days.
William Wilkins HUNTER was a native of Pennsylvania, aged 73 years, 1 month and 9 days. In 1859 he came to California, and went to Mariposa, where he followed his profession of civil engineer and engaged in mining. Shortly afterward he was joined by his wife and two daughters.
There the only son, W. W. W. HUNTER was born, and it was there that the deceased's wife and two daughters died.
In 1890 Mr. HUNTER came here with his son's family, and during his seventeen years' residence here he has become a well known and respected citizen. He was a popular kindhearted man, and his familiar face will be missed. Besides his son, he leaves four sisters and four brothers in the east.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the Masonic hall, the funeral ceremonies being conducted by Madera lodges of Masons and Odd Fellows. The decease was for many years a member of these orders at Hornitos, Mariposa county.- Madera Tribune, May 20.
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CHOISSER- In Mt. Bullion, May 17, to the wife of J. T. CHOISSER, a son.
BASSETT- At Ashland, Oregon, May 27, to the wife of W. H. BASSETT, a daughter.
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Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
GANN birth notice June 1, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Henry GANN is the proud possessor of a new baby girl, born May 15, '07. Both mother and baby are getting along nicely.
PEARCE, Rev. Henry June 1, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Rev. Henry PEARCE of San Jose, a brother of Samuel PEARCE formerly of Mt. Bullion, died at his home in San Jose May 25th.
WILSON, Ben June 1, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Died In Nevada.
A letter received this week from Will HARTVIG, who is superintendent of a mine in Goldfield, states that Ben WILSON, a miner in his employ, and who was well known in Tuolumne and Mariposa counties, had died in the Nevada town of pneumonia.- Union Democrat, May 25.
MASHIO, birth June 1, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
On May the 12th, a son came to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. MASHIO, Jr.
SYM-TURNER June 8, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Invitations to the wedding of Mr. Hugh J. SYM and Miss Estelle V. TURNER, have been issued. The marriage will be solemnized at the home of the bride elect's mother, Mrs. M. E. TURNER, in Mariposa next Wednesday afternoon.
LIND, J. H. June 8, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH OF J. H. LIND.
Popular Native Son Passes to the Great Beyond.
Again, we are called upon to
the painful duty of chronicling the sorrowful passing of another of
native sons. By the sudden and unexpected death of John Howell LIND,
occurred at the home of James A. LAREW at Pea Ridge, Monday last, a
has been cast over our quiet town and vicinity, and a loving and
wife and children, a good and affectionate mother, sisters and brothers
are suffering that heart rending grief that invariably follows the
loss of a loved one so near and dear to them.
Their great sorrow is intensified and the sincerest sympathy of all is claimed for them for the reason that within seven short months a father and brother of deceased have preceded him to the grave and now, ere the healing of the heart wounds consequent upon these lamented deaths, they are again bowed in relentless grief.
Deceased was born in Mariposa thirty-six years ago and his entire life had been passed in this county. He was a man who was represented for his industrious habits and uniformly upright conduct and the tears shed when his death became known were not those of the relatives alone. Deceased had been unwell for several weeks and complained of pains in his side and back, but it was not suspected that he was suffering from a fatal illness.
Thursday evening of last week he was conveyed to Pea Ridge where it was thought and hoped that the change and rest would restore him to health, but it was not to be, and Monday night at 9 o'clock he passed away in the presence of his faithful wife and others.
At the time of his death he was engaged in the mercantile business in Mariposa with LAREW Brothers. His immediate surviving relatives are, his wife, Mrs. Daisy LIND, and four little children, Harry, Frank, Genevieve and Doris Lind; Mrs. Catherine LIND, mother; Mrs. Clara SCHLAGETER and Miss Kate LIND, sister; and George E. and C. G. LIND brothers, to whom the Gazette extends deserved sympathy in this their hour of extreme sorrow.
Deceased was a member of the F. & A.M. of Mariposa and the burial was conducted by that lodge Wednesday afternoon from his late residence in Mariposa and the internment was had in the Masonic cemetery.
CATHEY, Daniel June 8, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Daniel CATHEY Dead.
Daneil D. CATHEY, who was suddenly
with paralysis at the home of his brother, Wm. P. CATHEY, at
Wednesday of last week, died last Saturday morning at about one o'clock
from the effects of the stroke. The body was taken to Cathey's Valley
same evening and the internment was in the family burying plot at that
Deceased was born in North Carolina seventy-six years ago and came to California when a young man. At the time of his death he was a resident of Cathey's Valley, where he had lived for a great many years and engaged in the occupation of farming and stock raising.
Mr. CATHEY was a good citizen and possessed those sterling attributes of character which commanded for him the respect and esteem of his fellow men. He was unmarried. His immediate surviving relatives are: Wm. P. CATHEY of Jerseydale, A. M. CATHEY and N. L. CATHEY of Cathey's Valley, brothers, and Mrs. Benjamin WILLS, a sister, who also resides in Cathey Valley.
SOUZA, Annie June 15, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Annie SOUZA.
Mrs. Annie SOUZA, wife of Jos. R.
of Merced died in that city Wednesday morning of convulsions, leaving a
child eight days old. Mrs. SOUZA was a native of Mariposa where she
eighteen years ago, and, and a daughter of Mrs. Lizzie PENDOLA and the
late Charles PENDOLA. Deceased was married to Mr. SOUZA about two years
ago and has for some time resided in Merced where her husband conducts
a blacksmith shop. The early death of Annie PENDOLA, as she was best
by Mariposans, is a source of deep regret not only to loving relatives
but sympathetic friends.
The remains were brought to Mariposa Thursday evening and interred in the public cemetery yesterday at 2 o'clock p.m. Besides a husband and little child she leaves a mother, two sisters and other relatives to mourn her death. The funeral arrangements were conducted by Undertaker Nordgren of Merced.
QUIGLEY, Charles June 15, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Charles QUIGLEY, a laborer 45 years of age and employed in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, was run down and killed at that place by an automobile on the morning of June 8th. Deceased was a native of Mariposa and a son of Patrict and Mary QUIGLEY early residents of this county and who resided at what is called the Oak Spring on the Mariposa and Mt. Bullion wagon road.
GOSSNER, Mrs. Louisa June 15, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Louisa GOSSNER died at her home in Merced last Tuesday after an illness of over two years. She was born in Germany and came to this county when but 16 years of age and lived with her father in Hornitos. She was married to Joseph GOSSNER and removed to Merced in 1873. Several children, all residents of Merced, are left to mourn her death at the age of 53 years.
SYM-TURNER June 15, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A very pretty June wedding was
at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. M. E. TURNER, in Mariposa, last
Wednesday afternoon, when Hugh N. SYM of O'Neals, Madera county, led to
the altar Miss Estelle V. TURNER of Mariposa.
A number of invited guests had assembled to witness the union of these happy young people and the The bride looked unusually charming in a dress of white silk mull, trimmed iin white chiffon all over and white applique braid. She wore a long white veil and carried a shower bouquet of white carnations and maiden hair ferns. Miss Eva THOMPSON, the bridesmaid, was also handsomely gowned in a dress of pale gray silk mull, and carried a shower bouquet of pink sweet peas and ferns.
The groom and his best man, C. F. PRECIADO of Madera, were attired in regulation black.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. W. LONG, Pastor of the M. E. Church South of Mariposa, after which delicious refreshments of lemonade and cake were served to the guest. The contracting parties were the recipients of many appropriate and valuable presents of silver and cut glass, testimonials of the love and regard in which they are held.
Mr. and Mrs. SYM, shortly after they were made man and wife, took their departure for Bagby where they boarded the train for Watsonville and other points on their honeymoon tour. The best wishes of their many friends go with them for a wedded life of unbroken happiness and prosperity.
LABLIN, Mrs. Bessie June 15, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
The wife of Chas, LABLIN, formerly Miss Bessie BENNETT, passed away at one o'clock a.m. June 5, 1907. She was buried in Whiterock June 6th.
BOGLILIO, Alexander June 15, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
In San Francisco, June 6th, a life
honor and usefulness was brought to a close when the dark shadows of
closed around and hid forever from mortal sight the earthly form of
BOGLILIO, who for many years had been afflicted with miner's
and a loving and dutiful daughter is bereft of a father whose only joy
in life she had been and the deepest sympathy is felt for her by the
community in this dark hour of affliction and the earnest prayer is
from all hearts that Time, whose healing touch can be her only comfort,
will soon bring her solace.
Alexander BOGLILIO was born in Italy in 1844 and spent the greater part of his life in Coulterville where his nobility of character and natural kindness of heart caused all to love and respect him and genuine regret is felt for the loss of a worthy member of society.
He was married in 1870 to Miss Aurelia BRUSCHI who after a year of happy wedded life passed away to the great beyond leaving as an only comfort to the heartbroken young husband the little daughter, Aurelia, upon whom he lavished all the affection of the remaining years of his life and for that reason the ties between them seemed doubly hard to sever. Other relatives who survive him are a sister and two brothers.
About a month ago the deceased went to San Francisco to escape the summer heat here and it was in that city that he answered the Reaper's call. His remains were brought to Coulterville and the funeral was held on Sunday from the Odd Fellows' Hall, a large concourse of people following them to their last resting place.
Coulterville, June 10, 1907.
SMITH, Judge J. L. June 15, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
On May 29th at Snelling occurred the death of Judge J. L. SMITH of this place. He had been ailing for many months. Two months prior to his death he took a trip to Oakland thinking it would benefit his health. Not improving any during his sojourn there, he returned to Snelling where death ended his sufferings. Mr. SMITH was 72 years of age. He was interred at Snelling, it having been a wish of the deceased. He was a member of Oso Lodge, I. O. O. F., Bear Valley, and was respected by all.
LABLIN, Mrs. Bessie June 15, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
The Pea Ridge people were all sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Bessie LABLIN. We all send our heart's sympathy to the bereaved husband and parents.
SOUZA, Annie June 22, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of Mrs. Annie SOUZA Friday afternoon of lastweek, was one of the largest witnessed in Mariposa for many years. Merced, Cathey's Valley, Bear Valley and Mt. Bullion were largely represented by friends and relatives of the deceased.
LERTORA, Giovanni June 22, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John LERTORA.
Giovanni LERTORA died in the county hospital Wednesday and was buried in the public cemetery of Mariposa Thursday. Mr. LERTORA had recently suffered the amputation of a leg which had been made necessary of account of gangrene having set in that member. He was 77 years of age and not much hope was entertained for his survival of the operation, although he lived for several weeks after the amputation. Deceased was a native of Italy and had been a resident of Bear Valley for a long time. He was a good man and citizen.
GREEN, Charles L. June 22, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
C. L. GREEN Dead.
Charles L. GREEN, a native of
and 56 years of age, died at Miami, this county, Tuesday morning. Mr.
had long been a sufferer from the dread and incurable disease,
and was unable to longer withstand its ravages.
"Charlie" GREEN was a good, honest and upright citizen, a model husband and father. His home for a number of years had been at Darrah, where, as at other places where known he enjoyed the good will and respect of all. A widow and four children, three boys and a girl besides a brother Joseph H. GREEN of Mariposa, survive.
The remains were brought to Mariposa Tuesday night, and the burial took place from the Presbyterian church Wednesday at 4 o'clock p.m.- internment in public cemetery.
LAIBLIN, Mrs. Bessie June 22, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Early Wednesday morning, June 5th,
shadow of death o'er clouded the home of Charles LAIBLIN and took away
his beloved young wife. For several months her health had been
failing and although her death was not unexpected it was a heartrending
blow to her relatives and friends.
Besides her husband she leaves her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. BENNETT, two sisters, Mrs. Rufus HUGHES and Mae BENNETT, and one brother, John BENNETT.
A large concourse of friends followed the body to the Whiterock cemetery, thus paying the last tribute of respect to the departed. The beautiful floral offerings which covered the casket plainly showed the high esteem in which she was held. Our sincerest sympathy is extended to the relatives in this, their hour of darkest sorrow.
RUDDELL, William M. June 29, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of W. M. RUDDELL.
A long and honorable life was
Hornitos, June 25th, when William Mason RUDDELL passed from this
sphere to that eternal world Beyond. Deceased was a native of New York,
aged 82 years and came to this county and settled in the early
near Hornitos where he had since continuously lived. Those noble and
qualities of mind and heart which he possessed and his uniformly fair
honorable conduct towards his fellow men, had won for him the unselfish
respect and admiration of all. He was at one time in affluent financial
circumstances, but business reverses had reduced his fortune and he
poor in pocket, but rich in the love and esteem of all who knew him.
He represented the counties of Merced and Mariposa in the Assembly of the legislature of 89 and 90, having been elected by a large majority, this county giving him nearly 700 more votes than his opponent. His legislative course was characterized by faithful and zealous efforts in the interest of his constituents. He also filled the office of Justice of the Peace in Hornitos for a number of years, during which time, his every judicial act was prompted by the dictates of an honest man.
Mr. RUDDELL stood high in the councils of the F. and A. M. of which lodge he had been a member for many years. He had been in failing health for several months and his death was not unexpected. The remains were laid to rest in his home town last Wednesday, the funeral being conducted by the Masons and was largely attended.
GANN, Ida May June 29, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Infant.
Last Sunday, June 15, the portals
heaven were opened to admit the spirit of Ida MAY, the infant daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry GANN.
From birth, May 15, the baby had been sickly until death released it from its sufferings.
Beside its mother and father, five sisters and five brothers are left to mourn its death.
The body was buried in the Whiterock cemetery, June 17, the funeral sermon being preached by Rev. JONES of that place. The tiny coffin hidden from view by flowers, was carried to the grave by four little girls.
The family have the sympathy of their many friends in their hour of sad bereavement.
Vitals July 1907 Mariposa Gazette
July 6, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 6, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
HUNT- In Bear Valley, June 25th, 1907, to the wife of Theo. E. HUNT, a daughter.
FUNDERBURK- At Indian Gulch, July 1, 1907, to the wife of Wm. FUNDERBURK, a daughter.
July 13, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 13, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
LONGHE- At Mt. Gaines, July 8, 1907, to the wife of F. C. LONGHE, a son.
SMITH- In Mariposa, July 8, 1907, to the wife of Chas. Z. SMITH, a son.
July 20, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 20, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
BENNETT-PEARD- In Mt. Bullion,
1907, by Rev. C. W. LONG of Mariposa, Fred L. BENNETT and Miss Lena
PEARD, both of Mt. Bullion.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
REVEL, August July 6, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
August REVEL, a native of France and a resident of Sweetwater, this county, died at his home last Tuesday morning from softening of the brain. Deceased was 56 years of age and had been a resident of Sweetwater for over twenty years. He was a man of family and a wife and two minor children, a son and daughter, survive the loss of a husband and father who was kind and generous to them. Mr. RAVEL was a good neighbor and a law abiding citizen. His death at a comparative early period in life will be generally regretted. A brother, Eli REVEL, resides in San Francisco. He was buried in the Catholic cemetery in Mariposa on Thursday.
PIERCE, Mrs. July 13, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. PIERCE, an inmate of the county hospital died at that institution on the morning of July 6th. Deceased had been in the hospital but a short time, having been brought here from her home on the Bear Valley mountain. The remains were interred in the public cemetery above town the following day.
RICHARDS-DAVIS June 13, 190 Mariposa Gazette
John RICHARDS, aged 36 years, and Mrs. Fanny DAVIS, aged 33 years, both of Lewis, Mariposa county, were married in Merced last night b J. J. GRIFFIN, Justice of the Peace.- Merced Sun, July 9th.
PEREGOY, Joseph Franklin July 13, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Joseph Franklin PEREGOY, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred PEREGOY of Merced, died on July 4th. The remains were brought to Mariposa and interred in the public cemetery last Saturday afternoon.
PALMER- JONES July 13, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
James PALMER of Mariposa county and Elnora M. JONES of Le Grand were married last evening at the M. E. Church, South, parsonage, Rev. J. E. MOORE, pastor of St. Paul's church officiating. Mrs. Ellen JONES, mother of the bride, J. E. DONOVAN and wife and other friends of the young couple were present to witness the ceremony, and offer congratulations and good wishes. The bride and groom will leave Fresno to-day for their home in Mariposa county. - Fresno Republican, July 8th.
STOREY, Tillie July 20, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Tillie STOREY, an inmate of the West Oakland Orphan Home, died at that institution Sunday. The little girl was a daughter of Mrs. Kate CAUFFMAN of Mariposa and about 8 years of age.
O'TOOLE, Matt July 20, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
An inquest was held on the body of Matt O'TOOLE on Monday the 15th, who met his death by accidental drowning in the Merced river at Jasper Point the preceding day. Deceased was a native of Ireland and about 45 years of age. He was an employee of the Yosemite Valley Railroad.
BENNETT-PEARD July 20, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by the County Clerk, Thursday to Fred L. BENNETT and Lena Belle PEARD, both of Mt. Bullion.
HAMMATT-GWIN July 20, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A very quiet wedding occurred in Merced this afternoon, in the rooms of Miss Lola GWIN, in the T. C. LAW home, 21st and Alameda streets, when Miss GWIN'S sister, Miss Mary Zenana GWIN of Minturn, was united in marriage to R. W. HAMMATT, Sr., the well known merchant of Livingston, where the happy couple will reside.- Merced Sun, July 16.
BENNETT-PEARD July 20, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A very pretty wedding was
in Mt. Bullion Thursday evening, at 8:30 o'clock, when Fred L. BENNETT
led to the altar Mrs. Martha PEARD of Mt. Bullion. The marriage was
at the home of the bride's mother by Rev. C. W. LONG of Mariposa, and
witnessed by relatives and a few friends of the contracting parties.
The ring ceremony was adopted and that part nicely performed with little Iva SPAGNOLI as plate ring bearer. The bride is a young lady of charming personality and popular with all. Mr. BENNETT, the happy groom, is a young man of industrious and exemplary habits. He is a miner by occupation. Mr. and Mrs. BENNETT left for Yosemite Valley where their honeymoon will be passed and upon their return they will reside in Mt. Bullion. The Gazette extends best wishes for a life of uninterrupted happiness and prosperity.
RHOAN, infant July 27, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
The little two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert RHOAN died at the home of the latter at Bear Creek Sunday evening and was buried at that place Tuesday. The child had been sick for several days but we had not learned the nature of her ailment.
ERGO-PATE July 27, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
H. C. ERGO and Miss Edna PATE, well known young people were married at Fresno, July 17th. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. PATE and is a native of Cathey's Valley, this county, but for some time past has resided in Merced.
BACIGALUPE-BELL July 27, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
At the Catholic Church, Merced,
21, 1907, Louis BACIGALUPI and Miss Jennie BELL were united in marriage
by the Rev. Father McNAMARA. A few intimate friends and relatives
the ceremony. Miss Mary HALTERMAN, cousin of the bride acted as
while George BACIGALUPI, brother of the groom, was best man. The
took place at 5:30 a.m. and amid showers of rice and slippers the happy
couple took the 6:40 train for Oakland and other points where they will
remain for a few days.
Mr. BACIGALUPI is a promising young blacksmith and for the past three years has been in the employ of the Crocker Company at the Bellevue ranch. He is a young man of sterling qualities and exemplary habits and worthy of the fair girl he has won.
Miss BELL, a charming young lady, is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. BELL of Livingston. She is a universal favorite with both young and old and we are glad that her cheery smiles will still be among us, as they will make their home in Merced. They were the recipients of many beautiful and costly presents.
Mr. and Mrs. BACIGALUPI have many friends who extend to them their heartiest congratulations and best wishes in their matrimonial career.
A reception will be tendered them on their return by the bride's parents at their home on the Merced river.
REYNOLDS-SEQUIRO July 27, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Richard F. REYNOLDS of Palo Alto,
Miss Evelyn SEQUIRO of Mountain View, were married at one o'clock
in the Mountain View Catholic Church, the ceremony being pronounced by
Rev. Father CULLEN. The bride was attended by Miss Irene REYNOLDS,
of the groom, and Will McLACHLIN of Palo Alto was best man. Following
service a wedding luncheon was served at the home of the bride's
to the members of the two families. Mr. and Mrs. REYNOLDS left on a
bound train and on their return will make their home in Palo Alto.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph SEQUIRO, Mr. SEQUIRO being a prominent orchardist of that place. The groom is a son of Mrs. . KASSON and has lived in Palo Alto for the past twelve years. Both these young people are well known and popular.- Palo Alto Times, July 22nd.
The groom, who is a son of the late Angevine REYNOLDS, for many years publisher of the Gazette, is a native of Mariposa and well known here.
Vitals August 1907 Mariposa Gazette
August 3, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 3, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
MILLER- In Mariposa, July 29th, 1907, to the wife of Frank F. MILLER, a son.
August 10, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 10, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
LONG- In Mariposa, August 3rd, 1907, to the wife of Rev. C. W. LONG a daughter.
August 17, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 17, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
HERN- Near Mariposa, August 12, 1907, to the wife of Edward HERN, a son.
August 24, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 24, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
CHAPMAN- In Bennett District, August 9, 1907, to the wife of James J. CHAPMAN, a daughter.
August 31, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 31, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
TRABUCCO- In Mt. Bullion, August 21, 1907, to the wife of John B. TRABUCCO, a son.
SMITH- In Merced, August 24th, 1907, to the wife of J. M. SMITH, a daughter.
Married August 31, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
TURNER-HURD- At Darrah, August 27,
by G. W. CLOW, J.P., John TURNER and Mrs. Phoebe HURD, both of Darrah,
Died August 31, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
CASTAGNETTO- In San Francisco,
21, 1907, Edward CASTAGNETTO, beloved son of Mrs. Lizzie
brother of Walter CASTAGNETT and Mrs. J. A. DEVOTO, a native of
Cal., aged 33 years 11 months and 3 days.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
GROSJEAN, David August 3, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of David GROSJEAN.
Again, has the grim reaper of
Mariposa county, and cut down in his early manhood another of our
sons. David D. GROSJEAN, was but 29 years of age when summoned by that
inevitable heavenly decree, and removed last Saturday night from all
communication with loved ones. Deceased was an industrious young man,
exemplary habits and one who commanded the respect of his many
Surrounded by immediate relatives and friends, he died where he was
at his mother's home on the Chowchilla. Typhoid-pneumonia, with which
had suffered for two weeks and which baffled medical skill and careful
nursing, was the fatal agency of death.
Mr. GROSJEAN was twice married, his first wife having died several years ago, and now a bride of less than three short months, with a loving mother, Mrs. Mary GROSJEAN, three brothers and two sisters are left to mourn his early demise.
The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery, in Mariposa, Monday at 2 o'clock p.m., and were followed to the tomb by a large number of sympathetic friends as well as mourning relatives.
FERGUSON, J. W. August 3, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
J. W. FERGUSON, a pioneer of Fresno county and a veteran newspaper man, died at his home in Fresno last Monday from the effects of paralysis, at the age of 62 years. He established the Fresno Expositor, which for years was one of the best paying and most influential papers in the San Joaquin valley, and earned him for its publisher considerable wealth, which however, was later lost and Mr. FERGUSON died at a comparatively poor man. During the period of affluence he was noted for his great hospitality and died respected and esteemed by al who knew him.
LINDSEY-PENDOLA August 3, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
James LINDSEY of Coulterville was here yesterday and in the afternoon left for Sacramento where tomorrow he will be married to Miss Louise PENDOLA, a popular young lady of Bear Valley, who went to the capital city some days ago.-Merced Herald, July 30th.
FINN, Richard August 3, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Richard FINN Dead.
Richard FINN, familiarly called
Dick" by acquaintances, died at the home of his sister Mrs. John ORME,
in Oakvale district, last Wednesday morning. Deceased was a native of
and 67 years and 4 months of age when claimed by death. He came to this
county in early youth and settled in New York where for a number of
before making this state his home, he engaged in the mercantile
Cancer of the stomach, with which he had been a sufferer for the past
years, and which had confined him to his bed for the last two months,
the cause of death.
Mr. FINN was well known in Mariposa where he had lived for a number of years and filled the office of Justice of the Peace. He was a good man and law abiding citizen and his many friends as well as relatives will regret and mourn his passing.
His remains were brought to Mariposa Thursday and appropriate funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, South, that afternoon at 4:30 o'clock and were conducted by the Rev. C. W. LONG, a feature of the services being the singing by a quaretette consisting of Mrs. J. J. TRABUCCO, Mrs. Isa ROWLAND, W. E. GALLISON and Rev. LONG.
The internment was in the public cemetery at Mariposa at 5:30 o'clock p.m. and was largely attended. Undertaker Geo. E. NICE of Mt. Bullion conducted the burial.
JONES, Mrs. Ann August 10, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A telephone message from Fresno
morning announced the death of Mrs. Ann JONES, mother of expressman J.
The sad news was a severe shock to Mr. JONES, who had no knowledge that his mother was ill. He had received a letter from her, just a day or two since, in which she made no mention of being in bad health.
Mrs. JONES was about 76 years old, and was born in England. Her home was in Hornitos, but for couple of months she had been visiting in the valley. About a month since she left here to visit her son in Sanger and a sister in Fresno. Her death occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. E. DAKIN, in Fresno, this morning. Three sons, G. W. JONES of Sanger, and J. W. JONES of Madera, and three daughters, Mrs. E. GALBREATH and Mrs. F. COLLINER of San Jose, and Mrs. I. TIPPETT, mourn her death.
While the arrangements for the internment have not been made, it is thought that she will be buried at Coulterville.- Madera Tribune, Aug. 2.
Since the above was in type we have recieved for publication the following brief biography of this esteemable lady's life:
Mrs. Annie JONES, a pioneer resident of Mariposa county, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. DEAKEN in Fresno, Friday morning Aug, 2nd, 1907, at the age of 78 years. She had left her home in Hornitos about 6 weeks ago, with the intention of visiting her relatives in Madera, Fresno, Sanger and San Jose. She had visited all except those at the last named place, and it was her intention to start for San Jose within a few days, but He, who holds the destiny of us in His own hands, had planned it otherwise. With the exception of a cold, she was in her usual health up to the day before she died, when she complained of a slight pain in her side. She slept about as usual that night, arose next morning and dressed herself, but not feeling very well she did not leave her room, and was served there with a cup of coffee, and as she did not complain of pain, she was not thought to be seriously ill.
Mrs. JONES who was a native of England came to this state and county with her husband, Thomas SENIOR, in 1860 or 1861, and settled at Quartzburg. Shortly after her arrival her husband died leaving her with three small children. In 1864, she was married to Ira B. JONES and lived many years at Mt. Gains, from there the family removed to the ranch near Cotton Creek. In the year 1883, Mr. JONES went to Mexico and Arizona, and died at the latter place a few years later.
The sad news of the death of Mrs. JONES was immediately telephoned to her sons and daughters, who immediately left their different homes and hastened to Fresno. She was the mother of six children,
Mrs. E. GALBREATH and Mrs. T. COLLIVER of San Jose, Mrs. S. TIPPETT of Hornitos, John JONES of Sanger, William JONES of Madera and George JONES of Mt. Bullion, all of whom were present at her funeral. It was a sad scene as they all gathered around her.
She was buried Sunday Aug. 4th at 10 a.m. The funeral services being conducted by the Rev. J. M. GILLISPIE and were held at the home of her sister, No. 528 O street and the remains were laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno.
FERRETTI, birth August 10, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
On August 3rd a little son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. FERRETTI.
CELLA, John B. August 17, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Asylum.
John B. CELLA, an old time
Coulterville, this county, and who was committed to the Stockton insane
asylum last month from this county, died at that institution on the
Mr. CELLA had been in feeble health for several years and was finally removed to the county hospital where he could be more properly cared for, although not an indigent in the common use of the term, as he was a member of F. & A. M. of Coulterville, and also a member of the I. O. O. F. of Mariposa.
He became mentally deranged and was taken to Stockton. Deceased was a native of Italy, 81 years old and unmarried.
AUTRAND, Thos. August 17, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of T. AUTRAND.
Thos. AUTRAN, a well known citizen
business man of Madera, died at his home on B street last night at 9:30
o'clock from heart failure.
Mr. AUTRAND had not enjoyed robust health for a number of years, but though taken seriously ill a couple of days ago, it was not thought that death was imminent, indeed he was thought to be improving only a little while before his death.
T. AUTRAND was a native of France, age 58 years. He came to this country when seven years old and most of his life was spent in the San Joaquin valley. For many years he teamed and farmed in Merced and Mariposa counties. About fifteen years ago he engaged in the wholesale and retail liquor business in Madera, which, with his sons, he conducted up to the time of his death. His wife died about a year ago.
He had five sons, T. V., Joseph, John, Paula and Emillio, and four daughters, Lola, Louissa, Mercedes and Anna. His other relatives are his mother, Mrs. AUTRAND a brother, Joseph AUTRAND, and sister, Mrs. MERINO, all of whom reside in Madera.
Mr. AUTRAND had many friends, by whom his death is greatly regretted.
WOOD-RANSOM August 17, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
H. B. WOOD and Miss Viola RANSOM were united in marriage in Visalia on August 5th. Mr. WOOD is a resident of Fresno and a well known electrician of that city. The bride is a grandaughter of H. E. McCLURE of Whiterock, this county, and is a popular young lady. She is a recent graduate of Heald's Normal School of Fresno. Mr. and Mrs. WOOD will make their future home in Fresno.
WASHBURN, J. H. August 17, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of J. F. WASHBURN
Julius F. WASHBURN, a brother of Edward P. and John S. WASHBURN of Wawona died at that place, Sunday, August 11th. Heart disease was the cause of death. The deceased was a resident of Vermont and was at Wawona, accompanied by his wife, on a visit to his brother when strickened by death. It was Mr. WASHBURN'S custom to visit at Wawona every year. He also visited in Mariposa for a short time about two years ago.
DEATSCH- ERWIN August 24, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Modesto.
Henry L. DEATSCH, of Lewis,
county and Miss Bessie M. ERWIN, of Pasadena, were married at the home
of the bridegroom's brother, John DEATSCH, on Sixth street, at 1
Sunday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. William ACTON, of
the South Methodist Church. Only- the intimate friends of the
were present, yet many very handsome presents were received. Dinner was
served immediately after the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. DEATSCH left on the afternoon train for Fresno and Madera
BRIGHTMAN, Fred August 24, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Humbolt County.
Fred BRIGHTMAN, a former resident
Mariposa died at his home, near Ferndale, in Humbolt County, on Friday,
August 16th inst. Mr. BRIGHTMAN left Mariposa about nineteen years ago
with his family, and has ever since made Humbolt county his home. About
twenty-five years ago he married to Miss Mary DUFF, an adopted daughter
of James DUFF of this place, who preceded him to the grave several
Deceased leaves to mourn his loss, four children, two sons and two daughters. He was a native of Fall River, Mass., and 80 years of age at the time of his death.
CASTAGNETTO, Eddie August 31, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
From "Tips" San Francisco column
After a brief illness from rheumatism that struck for the heart, Eddie CASTAGNETTO, son of the late John CASTAGNETTO. passed away on the 21st inst. at his home in North Beach at the age of thirty-three years. Owing to a life fraught with deeds of kindness, his locality mourn him deeply. He was laid at rest in the family vault in the Italian cemetery by the side of his father and brothers. He leaves a widow, a son, a mother, a sister and a brother to mourn him. Thirty years ago I recall him as the favorite boy of Bear Valley, fair as a lily, with ringlets dancing about his shoulders. He came to this city with his parents, because one of the brightest collegiates of St. Ignatius, and devoted his life to the welfare of his friends and his family.
OYLER-MATLOCK August 31, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Phillip T. OYLER and Mrs. A. C. MATLOCK of Bear Valley were married at one o'clock this afternoon in the Cosmopolitan hotel, by E. L. MOOR, city recorder.- Merced Sun, Aug. 27th.
TURNER-HURD August 31, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A Marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON last Monday to Mr. John M. TURNER and Mrs. Phoebe HURD. The couple were married the following day at Darrah by Justice Geo. W. CLOW.
COOK, George A. August 31, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
KILLED AT WHITEROCK.
George A. COOK Shot and Instantly Killed By Dan DONOVAN During a Quarrel.
Last Thursday afternoon Sheriff R.
PROUTY recieved telephonic word that George A. COOK, a farmer of
this county, had been shot and instantly killed by Daniel Donovan, also
a farmer and resident of that district. Only meager particulars of the
tragedy are obtainable at this writing, but it is rumored that an ill
existed between DONOVAN and COOK growing out of a dispute over land
and that other quarrels between the two men had resulted before this
one. The report of the shooting that has reached us, and which may or
not be in strict conformity with the facts, is, that the deceased was
at work in a field on a threshing machine about one mile from his house
when DONOVAN rode up on horseback and after a few hot words had passed
between them the principals, DONOVAN fired the fatal shots that caused
Mr. DONOVAN, the slayer, is an old time resident of Whiterock, a man of family and bore a good reputation for honesty and industry. Mr. COOK, is a comparatively recent arrival in this county, a man about 49 years of age and also the head of a family. He was a respected citizen and his tragic death is deplored. As both the slayer and the slain stood well in the estimation of their neighbors and acquaintances this sad termination of the feud between them is greatly regretted.
September 7, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 7, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
BERTKEN- In Mariposa, September 3, 1907, to the wife of George J. BERTKEN, a daughter.
HUGHES- Near Ben Hur, August 30, 1907, to the wife of Chas. R. HUGHES, a son.
September 14, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
September 21, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 21, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
TRABUCCO- In Hornitos, Sept. 3rd, 1907. to the wife of Zsidro TRABUCCO, a daughter.
Married September 21, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
WARE-WEILER- In Mariposa, September 18, 1907, by the Rev. C.W. LONG, Alfred WARE of Cananea, Mexico, and Miss Annie A. WEILER of Mariposa.
Died September 21, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
DUNNAWAY- Near Mt. Bullion, September 17, 1907, Amos H. DUNAWAY, a native of Missouri, aged about 60 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
WARE-WEILER September 7, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Invitations to the wedding of Mr. Alfred WARE and Miss Annie A. WEILER have been issued. The nuptials will be celebrated at the home of the prospective bride's mother, Mrs. E. WEILER, in Mariposa, September 18th, 1907, at 12 0'clock M.
COOK, Geo. A. September 7, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of the late Geo. A. COOK was held yesterday afternoon from the Odd Fellows Hall. There were several visiting brothers from Le Grand, and a large number of friends present. The widow was almost frantic with grief and had to be restrained to keep her from throwing herself in the grave on the coffin.- Merced Sun, Sept. 2.
COOK, George A. September 7, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
An inquest was held late Friday
on the body of the late Geo. A. COOK, who will be killed the day
by Dan DONOVAN at Whiterock, and at the close of the testimony a
in substance, that George Alexander COOK, had met his death on August
1907, in Mariposa County, California, by reason of a bullet wound fired
from a pistol fired at him by Dan DONOVAN.
Dr. W. T. HICKS of Le Grand made an examination of the body and probed the wound which was located in the center of the breast. Grover G. GRIFFITHS and Will DICKINSON, two of the eye witnesses to the shouting, were also sworn and testified at the inquisition. District Attorney ADAIR was present and conducted the examination of the witnesses to the shooting. The body was then given into the possession of Undertaker G. E. NORDGREN of Merced and was removed to his undertaking parlors in that city, where the funeral services were held Sunday, and the internment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery of Merced.
AVERY, Mrs. William September 7, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. AVERY
Mrs. William AVERY, a native of
aged about 60 years, died at 5 o'clock this morning at her home near
Deadwood mine in Willow Valley. She was taken ill with a stomach
last night and before a physician could be summoned had passed away.
AVERY was formerly the wife of Jesse LYONS, the Willow Valley miner of
gigantic stature who died a few years ago. She was married to Mr.
AVERY some three years ago. She was married to Mr. AVERY some three
ago and he survives her. She had no children, There was some talk today
of holding an inquest in the case, but this had not been determined
up to the hour of going to press. The arrangements for the funeral have
not yet been made.- Nevada City Transcript, Aug. 28th.
Deceased was the wife of William Avery who lived for several years at Coulterville where he was employed as a carpenter, and who also worked at the Princeton and Mariposa mines.
CUNEO, Mrs. September 7, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. CUNEO, widow of the late Jos. CUNEO, passed away in San Francisco early yesterday morning. The remains will be brought here for internment. The death of Mrs. CUNEO brought genuine sorrow to all who knew her as she was a woman of a gentle and lovable nature and was not known to have an enemy. She leaves a large family to mourn her loss.
FINN, Richard September 7, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
The following short biography of
life of the late Richard FINN, is a reprint from the Troy, N. Y.,
Budget, of August 18th:
Many Trojans will remember with fond recollections big-hearted, generous and wholesouled "Dick" FINN, as Richard FINN was known many years ago in this city, where he resided for several years and endeared himself to many people. They will be pained also to know that he died July 31st, at the home of his sister, Mrs. John ORME, at Ben Hur, Mariposa county, California, from cancer of the stomach. Mr. FINN was about 65 years of age. In early life he resided in New York city and was employed by a firm dealing in rubber goods. More than thirty years ago Mr. FINN came to Troy and entered the employ of Daniel KLOCK, Jr., of this city, where he remained for a dozen years or more. He was a jolly, good natured man, with a heart large enough to take in everybody. He would divide his last cent with a friend. He made many warm friends and was known as good natured "Dick" FINN. It is now about twenty years since Mr. FINN left Troy and went to Toronto, Canada, where he resided for a time and then went to California. In his new home he made many friends just as fast as he did here and it was not long before he was elected a Justice of the Peace, and then he was known as "Judge Richard FINN." So well did he perform his duties that he was elected term after term. Mr. KLOCK said yesterday that when he was in California three years ago he wrote to Mr. FINN asking him to meet him and his wife in Sacramento, but received a letter from him stating that his health would not permit of his traveling, and he did not see him. Mr. FINN was a subscriber of the Buget for nearly a quarter of a century and frequently sent interesting letters to the Budget . Sincere regret will be felt that he is dead. Mr. FINN was never married.
BROWN, J. L. September 14, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
J. L. BROWN, an old resident of Mariposa county, died at Snelling, Merced county, Saturday of last week. Deceased had been ill for a long time and his death was not a surprise. He formerly conducted a hotel in Coulterville at which place he had resided for a number of years. He is survived by several children.
CAMP, William H. September 14, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Wm. H. CAMP.
Was a Brother of Mrs. M. E. TURNER of Mariposa.
William H. CAMP, a member of the
of City Trustee's and a well known vineyardist and public spirited
was found dead in his door yard in Hanford this morning. CAMP drove a
and buggy home Saturday night feeling well. He unhitched the horse from
the buggy but was evidently taken suddenly sick and did not stop to
the horse. He tried to reach the house for relief and fell dead about
feet from the door steps. Apoplexy was the cause.
His death comes as a shock to the entire community, and the circumstances surrounding his demise are particularly sad.
Naturally robust and vigorous Mr. CAMP has lived an active life. Although having complained more or less of a pain in his side, he was not considered in any way in an alarming state of health.
Last evening he took dinner at the home of his only brother, Jas. CAMP at Hanford, one of the party being a sister, Mrs. TURNER of Mariposa, who during the day arrived at Hanford with the intention of spending the winter at the home of the deceased.
The last seen of Mr. CAMP, alive, was when he bade his sister good bye shortly after 10 o'clock last night.
His dead body was found in his dooryard about 7 o'clock this morning by a neighbor, Geo. SAM. There was no evidence of a struggle and as his horse was found in the corral, with the harness still on, it is supposed that the unfortunate man was seized suddenly with an apoplectic stroke.
The deceased was a bachelor. During his nearly 25 years' residence in Hanford he has maintained a comfortable home and his "bachelor quarters" were know far and wide for their hospitality. He was the possessor of considerable wealth, including a fine vineyard, now within the limits of the city of Hanford. He was serving his third or fourth term as a member of the city council, and as a member of that body he has made an enviable record.
The living relatives are four
Mrs. STEVES and Mrs. EARLY of Stockton, Mrs. MOORE of Modesto, and Mrs.
M. E. TURNER of Mariposa, and a brother, Justice James CAMP of Hanford.
The funeral services will be held under the auspices of the F. & A. M. at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. Internment will be in the Grangeville cemetery.- Fresno Republican, September 9th.
CUNEO, Mrs. Catherine September 14, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine CUNEO, which occurred here last Thursday, was one of the most largely attended ever held here. Rev. Father FITZGERALD was called from Hornitos and conducted the funeral according to the rites of the Catholic Church, the deceased having been a devout member of that faith and one of the most liberal supporters of the church here. The Rev. Father delivered a most touching eulogy during the service in the church dwelling at length upon the many noble qualities of the deceased and of the beautiful example she set for her family and associates by her work of charity and Christian life. The remains were interred in the family plot by the side of her husband and son.
HALLINAN-RILEY September 21, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued Monday by County Clerk Gallison to Thos. HALLINAN and Mrs. Mary RILEY, both of Coulterville.
WARE-WILEY September 21, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Alfred WARE and Miss Annie WEILER United in Marriage.
A delightful and pleasant wedding
celebrated Wednesday noon, at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
WEILER, in Mariposa, when Alfred WARE and Miss Annie A. WEILER were
in the holy bonds of wedlock. A large number of invited guests were
to witness the union of these popular young people and to extend to
their sincere well wishes for a happy and prosperous future. Rev. C. W.
LONG, Pastor of the M. E. Church, South, of Mariposa, officiated. Miss
Kittie LA FON was bridesmaid, and John L. WEILER, brother of the bride,
acted as best man.
The bride was the recipient of many valuable, useful and handsome presents.
After the ceremony refreshments consisting of ice cream and cake were liberally served and at 1 o'clock p.m. Mr. and Mrs. WARE left by carriage, amidst showers of rice and old shoes, for Bagby where they took a Yosemite Valley train for San Francisco, at which city and other coast points they will visit for about ten days, before going to Cananea, Mexico, where the groom is employed in the mines.
The following are the names of those who attended the wedding:
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. TRABUCCO, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. ADAIR, Mr. and Mrs. Frank F. MILLER, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. THORN, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. MILBURN, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. GALLISON, Mrs. W. C. WEBB, Mrs. Isa ROWLAND, Mrs. L. S. MILLER, Mrs. H. KYLBERG, Mrs. F. T. TRABUCCO, Mrs. J. J. ELLINGHAM, Mrs. W. S. FARNSWORTH, Mrs. E. WEILER, Mrs. Fred DAUT, Miss J. L. JONES, Miss Josephine MILLER, Miss Kittie LA FON, Miss Amelia DAUT, Rev. C. W. LONG and John L. WEILER.
DUNAWAY, Amos H. September 21, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Dragged to Death.
Amos H. DUNAWAY, who resided in
Valley, this county, met with a tragic death last Tuesday afternoon by
being dragged to death by a horse. From information received, it
that the unfortunate man left Mt. Bullion late in the afternoon of that
day for home, riding one horse and leading another. When some distance
from the town of Mt. Bullion, the animal he was leading by a rope
frightened and ran; the rope being entangled about his arm, Mr. DUNAWAY
was pulled from his saddle and dragged a considerable distance to his
One of his legs was broken in two places besides other breaks and
of the body.
Deceased was a native of Missouri and about 60 years of age and unmarried. He had been a resident of Cathey's Valley for many years where he engaged in farming and stockraising. For several years he was proprietor of the Mariposa Raymond mail route and drove stage to and from this town, where he had many friends besides those in other parts of the county, all of whom will be shocked and pained by the news of his sudden and awful death.
HALLINAN-RILEY September 21, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Marriage of Popular Coulterville Couple Solemnized.
With the solemn ceremony of the
rite, Thos. HALLINAN and Mrs., Mary A. RILEY were untied in the holy
of wedlock in the church of the Immaculate Conception in Coulterville
Rev. Father FITZGERALD on Tuesday morning, September 17th.
The ceremony was most impressive as the parties were married with a nuptial mass kneeling in the sanctuary during the ceremony. Salutory and timely was the solemn instructions given before the ceremony concerning the fidelity and Christian love of the bride and groom toward each other for their future life and many were the benedictions bestowed by the minister of God and the blessings of Heaven invoked upon the married couple.
The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion, although owing to the recent death of the bride's brother, only immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present. The bride, who was attended by Miss Eugenie BOISSE, was attired in a becoming suit of grey, with hat and gloves to match. John B. CONNELL, a cousin of the groom, was best man.
Immediately after the ceremony the
party and relatives were entertained at a sumptuous breakfast at the
of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John HALLINAN, who forty-one years
ago were married in the same little church.
The newly married couple were the recipients of numerous beautiful and costly presents, showing their popularity in their home town.
REEB, John September 21, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Ontario.
The People's Press, published at
of September 3rd, contains a lengthy detailed account on the death of
REEB of that city, and brother of George REEB, Sr., the well known
From the obituary published, it is evident that deceased was prominent in that community, highly respected and a man of large business interests and wealth. He was a member of the Lutheran church and 75 years old at the time of his death. A widow, five sons, twenty three grandchildren besides George REEB, above referred to, are left to mourn his death.
CASTAGNETTO, Joseph September 28, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Joseph CASTAGNETTO.
Joseph CASTAGNETTO died at the
Ranch in Hunter's Valley last Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was a
young man. He was born in Bear Valley about forty eight years ago, and
was the son of Domonic and Mary CASTAGNETTO, and we believe his entire
life was spent in this county.
He bore an excellent reputation wherever he was known, was a good citizen and an honest, upright man, and it is said of him that he never had a enemy.
From early manhood he followed mining as an occupation, and like many another, fell a victim of that dread disease, miner's consumption.
He leaves a widow and six small children, two brothers, John and Dan CASTAGNETTO, and three sisters, Mrs. J. CADEMARITORI, Mr. David LORD and Mrs. George DULCICH to mourn his untimely demise.
Deceased was a member of the I. O. O. F. of Bear Valley, under whose auspices the funeral was conducted.
In the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Bear Valley the remains were laid to rest with befitting ceremony on Thursday afternoon, surrounded by relatives and friends who mourned his early death. His funeral was the largest attended in Bear Valley for many years.
COOK, Jamie September 28, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
The remains of the late Jamie COOK, who was killed by a train in Southern California, Friday, were brought to Merced on the 1:30 train this afternoon, and the funeral was held from the residence of his father, Ben COOK, at 5 o'clock this evening. The remains were accompanied by the stricken widow and her little son, and also by the father, Ben COOK, and President GRIFFIN of Oakland, of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainsmen, who went to Bakersfield to meet the funeral party.- Merced Sun, Sept. 23.
JOYCE, William September 28, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
William JOYCE, an old resident of this vicinity, died last Friday at the Owen's mine from the effects of a fall from a wagon a few days before. The deceased was a native of Missouri and 54 years of age. He is survived by a son and two little daughters, His wife died eleven years ago.
Vitals October 1907 Mariposa Gazette
October 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
CASTAGNETTO- In Mariposa, Sept. 27, 1907, to the wife of John CASTAGNETTO, a son.
STANDART- At Signal Peak, Sept. 27, 1907, to the wife of Wilson STANDART, a son.
Died October 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
BARNETT- In Madera, September 30, 1907, Mrs. Huldah E. BARNETT, a native of Virginia, aged 77 years, 2 months and 7 days.
Married October 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
GANN-DOWNIE- In Watsonville, Sept.
1907, by Rev. Ellsworth RICH, W. S. GANN of Lewis, and Miss Gertrude
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
GANN-DOWNIE October 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A quiet wedding was solemnized at
home of Mr. and Mrs. EVELAND in Watsonville, September 28th, 1907, when
W. S. GANN and Miss Gertrude DOWNIE were made man and wife, the nuptial
knot being tied by the Rev. Ellsworth RICH, of the Presbyterian church.
The bride is a popular and charming young lady, and lived the greater
of her life in Mariposa, in which county she has taught school for
years. The groom is a resident of Whiterock district and is an
young man with hosts of friends.
To this newly wedded couple the Gazette extends best wishes for a long life of health, happiness and prosperity.
BARNETT, Hudah Elizabeth October 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH OF MRS. BARNETT.
Passing of an Old and Respected Mariposa Lady.
Mrs. Huldah Elizabeth BARNETT, at
ripe old age of 77 years, 2 months and 7 days, passed away at the home
of her son, John R. BARENTT, in Madera' on Monday, September 30th, at 7
o'clock p.m. Mrs. BARNETT was a resident of Mariposa and had resided
since early pioneer days. About one month prior to her death she went
Madera to visit relatives and was there stricken with the illness that
proved fatal and removed her from this earthly realm. Heart trouble
which she had been a sufferer for some time was the immediate cause of
death. Mrs. BARNETT was a native of Virginia, where she was born July
1830. She was married in 1850, to John BARNETT and immediately came to
California and Mariposa county, where with her husband she happily
until 1872, when the death of the latter occurred. She is survived by
sons, John R. BARNETT of Madera and James P. BARNETT of Mariposa, who
the loss of a loving and dutiful mother.
The deceased was highly esteemed for her many noble traits of character as well as for the Christian life she lived, and her passing, even long after the allotted time of life, is cause for the sorrow of her many friends. The remains were brought to Mariposa Tuesday evening and were laid to rest Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m. in the Odd Fellow's cemetery beside the grave of her husband who receded her to the tomb thirty-five years ago.
Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church , South, as well as at the grave. Rev. H. F. BEAVER of Cathey's Valley officiated in the absence of Rev. C. W. LONG.
An impressive feature of the service was appropriate singing by Mrs. J.J. TRABUCCO, Mrs. Isa ROWLAND and W. E. GALLISON.
The burial arrangements were conducted by undertaker Geo. E. NICE of Mt. Bullion.
HELM, Mrs. James H. October 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. J. H. HELMS
Word was received in Mariposa on the 1st inst. that Mrs. HELM, wife of James H. HELM, had died at her home in Whiterock last Monday. While the news of the death of this estimable lady comes as a shock to her many friends, yet her early passing was not unexpected as she had long been a sufferer with consumption, and while everything possible had been done to check the ravages of this incurable disease and lengthen her stay on earth, they proved unavailing and the patient sufferer quietly passed away from all earthly pain, and mourned by an affectionate husband and other relatives as well as by numerous friends.
DENNIS, John October 5, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Just before going to press we learn of the death of John DENNIS, at his home near Malone's, about six miles from Mariposa. Mr. DENNIS had been ill for some time with stomach trouble, which was probably the cause of death.
DENNIS, John October 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
JOHN DENNIS DEAD.
Old and Respected Citizen Crosses the Divide.
John DENNIS, who died at the home
his daughter, Mrs. Ruth WALL, at Molone's, about six miles from
Thursday evening of last week, was a native of Indiana and 68 years
Deceased had been a resident of Mariposa county for about four years.
came to California in 1881, and resided in Fresno county for eleven
where for some time he held the office of deputy sheriff, and from
removed to Alameda, which city claimed him as a resident for eight
Mr. DENNIS served with credit through the civil war in an Illinois
regiment. He married in early life, but suffered the loss of his wife
well as two sons whose deaths occurred in Utah prior to his coming to
Mr. DENNIS is survived by five daughters; Mrs. Sarah DENNIS, Fresno, Mrs. Lydia BAKER, San Francisco, Mrs. Julia PAULSON, Alameda, Mrs. Ella MOORE, Hornitos, and Mrs. Ruth WALL, Mariposa. Four sisters and one brother are also left to mourn his death.
John DENNIS lived an upright and honorable life and was justly entitled to the profoundest respect of all acquaintances. During his residence in this county, as well as in other localities where he made his home, he, by his uniform, honorable and conscientious treatment of, and christian conduct towards his fellowmen, made for him many sincere and earnest friends, who sorrowfully regret the passing of this exemplary man.
He was a member of the F.& A.M., the Knights of Pythias, and G. A. R., His funeral was held in the afternoon of October 5th, the burial being under the auspices of the F.& A. M., and the internment in the cemetery of the latter order in Mariposa.
REEDY, Andrew J. October 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Passing of A. J. REEDY.
Andrew J. REEDY died in Merced,
October 6th, after a short illness and his remains were laid to rest in
the Catholic cemetery at La Grange, his native town, Tuesday afternoon.
As no news was had of his illness, his death was unexpected and
shock to his friends.
Deceased was born in La Grange, Stanislaus county, in 1857, where he lived until early manhood, when he removed to Coulterville and engaged in the livery and stage business. He was honest in his dealings, a good business man, prospered, and made many friends, but falling a victim to an insatiable appetite for drink, as is so often the case with other good men, business interests were neglected and the inevitable reverses followed. Mr. REEDY was married at about the time he went to Coulterville, and the fruits of that union were thee children, Clarence, Stanley and Maggie, who with their mother reside in Coulterville, and mourn the death of a kind and affectionate father. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother.
DICKINSON-BARNETT- October 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
J. W. DICKINSON, aged 24 years, and Miss Ivy BARNETT, aged 16 years, were married in the Cosumpolitan hotel in this city yesterday afternoon, Judge GRIFFIN performing the ceremony. The bride had the written conscent of her mother, Mrs. George COOK. All the parties are residents of Whiterock. Merced Sun, Oct. 8th.
GRAY, Joseph October 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Joseph GRAY.
After a brief illness with typhoid fever, Joseph GRAY died Saturday, the 5th inst., at Blair, Nevada, where he had been engaged in mining for the past year. Mr. GRAY was well known in Mariposa and Mt. Bullion, having come to this county about eight years ago, where he continuously resided up to the time he moved to Blair, and was employed by the M. C. & M. Co. He was a native of Gold Hill, Nevada, at which place he was born June 28, 1878. Deceased was a young man of exemplary habits, industrious and had hosts of friends. A father, three sisters and one brother survive the early passing of a dutiful son and affectionate brother.
LYON-PROUTY October 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Ella PROUTY of Waterford, niece of Sheriff R. A. PROUTY, and who is known in Mariposa, having visited with relatives here, was married in Stockton Thursday of last week to Mr. Henry LYON of Santa Cruz. The groom is a prominent civil engineer, in the employ of the Southern Pacific Company. They will make their home at Santa Cruz.
VIGNOLO- DICKINSON October 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Licensed to Wed.
A marriage license was issued in
yesterday to Frank L. VIGNOLA, native of California, age 46, resident
Raymond, Cal., and Anita C. DICKINSON, native of Cuba, aged 42,
of Fresno. - Madera Tribune, Oct. 4.
Frank L. VIGNOLA formerly resided in Mariposa where he as employed as bartender for J. W. REED.
BACIGALUPI-PALMER October 19, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Frank BACIGALUPI and Miss Dolores
of Merced were married in Stockton last Tuesday. The groom is a native
of Coulterville and lived in that town for several years before moving
to with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis BACIGALUPI, to Merced.
DEMOSS-WASS October 26, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Cupids bow is still engaged in
shooting right and left wherever there is indication of breaking the
of single blessedness. In the present instance the parties engaged were
Robert DeMOSS of Lewis and Ethel L. WASS of Mariposa. The wedding took
place at the Commercial Hotel at 3 p.m. in the presence of Mrs. E. L.
Mrs. C. E. BROWN, and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. WESTFALL. The nuptial knot
tied by Rev. C. W. LONG.
The young couple expects to take up their residence in Mariposa.
Vitals November 1907 Mariposa Gazette
November 2, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 2, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
PRATT- In Mariposa, October 28, 1907, to the wife of C. P. PRATT, a son.
November 9, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 9, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
MARGRAVE- In Bear Valley, October 24, 1907, to the wife of Fred F. MARGRAVE, a son.
November 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
MORRISON- In Hornitos, October 16, 1907, to the wife of John B. MORRISON, a son.
SPEAKER- At Quartzburg, November 2, 1907, to the wife of Lee SPEAKER, a daughter.
THISTLE- In Mt. Bullion, November 11, 1907, to the wife of L. G. THISTLE, a daughter.
November 23, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 23, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
SCHROEDER- At Saxon's Creek, November 19, 1907, to the wife of John A. SCHROEDER, a son.
November 30, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 30, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
WILLIAMS- In Mt. Bullion, Nov. 23, 1907, to the wife of John H. WILLIAMS, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
SALE birth November 2, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert SALE this morning at the six-mile house, where Mrs. SALE is stopping with her mother, Mrs. OWENS. The SALES live in Hornitos.- Merced Sun.
FARNSWORTH, Mrs. Ann I. November 9, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. FARNSWORTH DEAD.
Passing of an Old And Respected Mariposa Lady.
Sunday, November 3rd, at about 1
p.m. the eyes of Mrs. Ann I. FARNSWORTH were closed in that last sleep,
and the battle for life of a patient sufferer was at a end. Mrs.
who has ever commanded the love and respect of her many acquaintances,
had been ill for many months and her death, while not unexpected, came
as a severe shock to all. Possessed of a remarkable vitality, she lived
long when others similarly afflicted would have succumbed earlier to
disease that finally conquered and removed her from earth's sorrows to
a joyous Heaven.
Deceased was born in Ireland, January 23rd, 1842 and came to this county with her parents when two years of age, who settled in Pennsylvania. The family later removed to California and Mariposa county, where on December 15, 1859, she was married to Calvin E. FARNSWORTH, and this town was their continuous home until the death of Mr. FARNSWORTH which occurred June 5th, 1896. The issue of their marriage was nine children, four sons and five daughters, all of whom survive and mourn the irreparable loss of a dutiful, kind and affectionate mother, and all were present at the death bed of their mother and attended the last sad rites.
The children are Eldeidge C. FARNSWORTH of Visalia, Thomas M. FARNSWORTH of Mariposa, Henry P. FARNSWORTH of Mariposa, Walter S. FARNSWORTH of Mariposa, Mrs. Evalina J. MADDOX of Visalia, Mrs. Isabel LIND of Mariposa, Mrs. Daisy LIND of Mariposa and Mrs. Frankie C. LIND of Visalia. She is also survived by a number of grand children and Henry C. McCREADY of Sonora is a brother.
The remains of the departed were laid to rest beside those of her husband in the Masonic cemetery at Mariposa at 2 o'clock p.m. Tuesday, the burial was largely attended by sorrowing friends thereby attesting the high regard in which Mrs. FARNSWORTH was held.
The funeral arrangements were in charge of Undertaker P. McELLIGOTT of Mariposa.
CARDOZA, Mrs. Amelia November 9, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Young Woman.
Mrs. Amelia CARDOZA died in a Fresno anitarium Tuesday, after an illness of several months duration. Deceased was the wife of Louis J. CARDOZA, and daughter of John RODRIGS. She was a native of Indian Gulch, Mariposa county, and her age was 25 years, 9 months and 7 days. She was a young woman of admirable attributes and her early death is a great blow to relatives and is deeply deplored by her many friends. The funeral will take place from the Catholic church at 9 o'clock today under the auspices of societies of which she was a member.- Merced Star, Nov. 7th.
WATTS. Charles B. November 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Mariposa Pioneer Dies in Fresno.
Charles B. WATTS of Watts Valley,
of 1849 and well known in this count died at the age of 81 years at the
county hospital early yesterday morning of old age.
WATTS was born in Texas on October 26, 1826, being the first white child born in that territory. He came overland to California with a party of gold seekers in 1849 and lived for some years in Mariposa county.
During this time he fought in the Indian wars under General BEALE, father of Truxton BEALE of Bakersfield.
In 1869 WATTS moved to the valley which bears his name and has lived there almost continuously ever since, cultivating his extensive holdings.
WATTS was a bachelor and had no relatives as far as is known, in this state. He was a charitable and public-spirited man and had gained many friends by generous acts which his ample means enabled him to do.
On Monday, feeling that his death was near, WATTS sent for his lawyer, N. C. COLDWELL, and dictated his will. The exertion of doing so tired him to such an extent that he was unable to sign it and said that he would do so yesterday morning. At one o'clock in the morning he died without having done so.
In the absence of any known relatives the public administrator will take charge of the estate. Mean while Attorney COLDWELL is trying to ascertain whether the dead pioneer had any relatives in Texas.- Fresno Republican, Nov. 13.
OSTRANDER-NORWOOD November 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Harvey J. OSTRANDER of Merced,
years, and republican nominee for State Senator for this district at
last general election, was married in Oakland on the 12th inst. to Mrs.
Mary F. NORWOOD of that city, aged 55 years.
Mr. OSTRANDER is a pioneer resident of Merced county, a highly respected citizen, and large property holder. He was a widower and the father of several grown children, Judge F. G. OSTRANDER being a son.
Mrs. OSTRANDER is the state organizer of W. C. T. U. , and for years has been interested in promoting the cause of temperance in California.
KELLER. William November 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of William KELLER.
William S. KELLER died last night
his home at Central Station. Pneumonia, with which he had been ill for
several days, was the cause of death. The sad news was brought here
by Henry LORENTZEN, who came down for a casket.
William KELLER was well known throughout the county and had many friends who regret his untimely death. He was Constable of the Fifth Township. To mourn his death he leaves a widow and a mother, Mrs. Thomas HART of Mormon Bar, Mariposa county. He was 30 years old.- Madera Tribune, Nov. 7th.
DOIDGE, William November 16, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Wm. DOIDGE
Instantly Killed in Mine in Placer County.
Telephone word was received in
last Sunday that William DOIDGE had been instantly killed in the Dairy
Farm mine in Placer County on the 9th inst. The cause of the fatality
we are informed was the falling of a skip in which DOIDGE and a man
W. H. STULL were the occupants, and which resulted in the instantaneous
death of Mr. DOIDGE and the fatal injury of STULL.
Deceased had been employed at the Dairy Farm mine which is owned by the GUGGENHIEMS, and is an immense plant, for several years as foreman.
He was well known in Mariposa county and had held the position of foreman in the Mariposa and Princeton mines during the latter workings of these properties by the M. C. & M. Co. He was a capable miner and his services in important mining positions were generally in demand. He was married about six years ago to Miss Mary COCHRAN of Mt. Bullion, with two children, the fruits of this union, survive and mourn the loss of a kind husband and father.
The remains were laid to rest in Placer county on Monday last.
FLETCHER- KNOWLTON November 23, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
A Sugar Pine Romance.
A marriage license was issued in San Francisco last Wednesday to B. F. FLECTCHER and Rosella M. KNOWLTON, both of Sugar Pine, Madera county, Cal. Miss KNOWLTON'S home is in Michigan. She came to Sugar Pine last summer to visit her sister, Mrs. J. H. PARKER, and it was while there she became acquainted with Mr. FLECTCHER. Their friendship ripened into love, which culminated in the marriage of the young people at San Francisco yesterday. The couple have the best wishes of a host of friends in Madera and Sugar Pine.- Madera Mercury, Nov. 14th.The groom is the well known tailor of Raymond, and is known throughout this county, were he frequently comes in the interest of his business.
McCROSSEN, infant November 23, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. McCROSSEN, formerly of the Alice mine, died at San Francisco recently.
JACKSON, Millard November 23, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Millard JACKSON Commits Suicide.
Acting Coroner SHANNON received
Sunday morning from Round Valley (Inyo county) that Millard JACKSON,
19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry JACKSON, of that neighborhood,
committed suicide. Judge SHANNON went to the JACKSON place, where the
occurred, and impaneled a jury. After investigation, they reported that
the deceased, Millard JACKSON, came to his death on November 2, 1907,
a gunshot wound inflicted by his own hand. The corpse was interred on
premises, where other children of the family had been buried.
According to the evidence, Millard had asked his mother which thought it better to do, to live a while longer and suffer or to ends one's life. No special significance seems to have been attached to the incidence; but a little latter in the evening he left the house, and after a short time a gun shot was heard. It was found that he had placed the butt of a shot gun on the ground, the muzzle under his chin, and then fired the weapon by means of a stick held in his hand. The charge entered his throat and head, remaining therein, and causing immediate death.
Within the last six months two other children of this afflicted family have died, two girls, both victims of diphtheria. The funeral of Millard, about non Sunday, was attended by many, who manifested much sympathy for the bereaved family.- EX.
Young JACKSON, it will be remembered was in Mariposa last August, at which time he was arrested on a charge of vagrancy preferred by J. W. ELLIOT. It was shown that his arrest was the result of spite work and without cause and he was promptly discharged.
DOIDGE, William November 23, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
HOW WM. DOIDGE MET DEATH
Carelessness of Engineer Cause of Fatality.
The following account of the death
William DOIDGE, formerly of this county, and of which brief mention was
made in these columns last week, was taken from the Placer Herald of
16th, in which county the fatal accident occurred.
By an accident for which he was not responsible, William DOIDGE, an experienced miner and man of family, lost his life at the Dairy Farm mine last Saturday afternoon. At the inquest held by Coroner BISBEE Sunday it was learned that DOIDGE and another miner named William STULL were laying track in the stope at the time. In going up and down they used a skip, a kind of box for hoisting ore, which was on tracks and rolled up and down the tracks as needed. Attached to the skip was a "go devil" or sled, forty feet long, which slid along the rails. It was convient for the handling the rails which were piled on it. It seems that DOIDGE and STULL had laid all the rails at hand and it was necessary to get some more. STULL, who was in the skip, signaled the engineer to hoist and told DOIDGE who was on the sled that he had rung the bell, and he said "alright." The engineer pulled the hoisting lever but forgot to put on the clutch, or brake, and the skip and sled, the latter ahead, rolled down the stope for forty feet when the sled struck an obstruction and came to a sudden stop. DOIDGE either jumped off or was knocked off the sled and was found lying on his back across a timber which he struck in his fall. His back was broken. STULL was rolled around in the box and was very badly bruised, but sustained no internal injuries. Henry HASLETT admitted at the inquest that his neglect caused the accident. He was nearly crazy over it.
Deceased was born in England and had lived in this county for many years. He was a skillful miner and much liked by his associates for his pleasant and affable manner. He leaves a wife and two children.
The funeral services were held at the Walsh-Keena undertaking parlors on Monday afternoon, Rev. W. A. CASH officiating. Internment in Odd Fellows' cemetery.
The following was the verdict of the Coroners' Jury: "That the deceased's name was William DOIDGE, and that he was a native of England, aged 36 years, 11 months and 29 days. That he came to his death by accident at the Dairy Farm mine, November 9th, 1907, through the carelessness of the engineer, Henry HASLETT."
NORRIS, Harry November 30, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Harry D. NORRIS of Berkeley was found dead in bed at his room in the Yosemite hotel in Stockton last Wednesday morning. Deceased was in Mariposa on Friday of last week and was registered at the Mariposa hotel. He was a civil engineer and was engaged in making a preliminary survey of a route between Stockton and Yosemite Valley.
WIVELL, Margaret November 30, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Margaret, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John WIVELL of Big Oak Flat was poisoned from eating canned corn and died several days later. The funeral was held here from the home of her grandmother, Mrs. M. A. MURPHY and was largely attended. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their great affliction.
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December 7, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 7, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
PORATH- At Merced Falls, Nov. 26th, 1907, to the wife of W. E. PORATH, a daughter.
December 14, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 14, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
WESTON- At Sherlocks, Dec. 9th, 1907, to the wife of George A. WESTON, a son.
December 21, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
December 28, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
STANLEY, "Bill" December 7, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
"Bill" STANLEY, a half breed Indian, well known in Mariposa and vicinity, died in Colorado last Saturday. He had for some time been suffering with consumption and was about 48 years of age.
CLARK, Angus M. December 7, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
CALLED BY DEATH
Former Mariposan Passes Away at his Home in Fresno.
Angus M. CLARK, one of the best
of the Fresno pioneers, died at the family home at 1351 I street at
o'clock yesterday morning. A general breaking down in health followed
an attack of heart trouble was the cause of death. He had been confined
to his bed for about two months and his demise was not unexpected.
Mr. CLARK is survived by a wife and four children, all of whom were at his bedside when he breathed his last. The children are Mrs. L. R. WILLIAMS, who resides at Pacific Grove, Miss Sadie CLARK, who resides at home, Angus CLARK of Oakland and Frank CLARK of Visalia.
Deceased was a Mason, a Knights Templar and a Shriner. He was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. The funeral services will be conducted under the auspices of the Masonic lodge at the Masonic Temple at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. C. A. MUNN officiating. The remains were removed to the lodge hall yesterday afternoon, where they will lie in state until after the services. He was a charter member of Fresno lodge and its first master.
Mr. CLARK was born in Madison, Mississippi, in 1831m being 76 years old at the time of his death. After securing a common school education, he, at the age of 19 years, came to California during the gold excitement in 1850.
After following mining for seventeen years in various parts of the state, he came to Fresno county in 1867 and worked in a copper mine at Buchanan for a number of years. He was married to Miss Emma GLIDEN in Sacramento in 1865. Mrs. CLARK, the mother of the four surviving children, died in Fresno in 1880. Mr. CLARK married his surviving wife in Fresno, December 25th, 1882.
Deceased was well and favorably known throughout the state and left a host of friends who mourn his death.- Fresno Republican, Dec. 3rd.
WILLS, Mrs. Amanda December 14, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. WILLS
Mrs. Amanda WILLS, an aged and
lady whose home has been in Cathey's Valley since 1854, passed away at
that home Friday evening of last week. Mrs. WILLS had long been a
of from heart disease and while death was not unexpected, yet, it came
as a severe shock to her many friends as well as relatives. She was 78
years of age and a native of North Carolina.
In 1852 she came with her husband, Benjamin WILLS, to California and two years later settled in Cathey's Valley which place has been her continuous home since that time. Her husband, who was one of Mariposa county's most substantial citizens preceded her to the grave about two years.
Deceased was a christian woman and a sincere and ernest worker in her faith. It is said of her that she possessed a most lovable disposition which attracted all who became her acquaintances.. Nine children survive a kind and affectionate mother. They are George C. WILLS, Mrs. C. H. CASTLE and Mrs. S. C. CORNELL of Merced; Mrs. H. W. CORNELL, Mrs. S. J. GIVENS, Mrs. S. L. GIVENS, Mrs. J. D. PRICE, and Miss Emma WILLS of Cathey's Valley, and Mrs. T. G. POOL of Stockton.
The remains of this estimable lady were laid to rest in the Cathey's Valley cemetery last Sunday and the large concourse of people that were present at the last sad rites attested unmistakably the great veneration in which she was held.
REEB, FRED December 14, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Fred REEB.
While the duty of chronicling the
of any acquaintance is always a painful one to us, that province
a doubly so when we are called upon to publish the death of a young man
of sterling worth as was Fred REEB. Fred REEB was but 25 years of age
died at his home in Hornitos last Sunday afternoon of typhoid fever
less than a ten days illness. He was a son of George REEB and a native
of Hornitos, where his entire brief life had been passed and where a
community mourns the passing of a young man it had learned to love and
Deceased was married about three years ago to Miss Alma BRANSON of Hornitos, who now with a little daughter are left to mourn their great loss. George REEB, the father, George REEB, the brother, and Mrs. J. B. MORRISON, Mrs. J. W. COLLINS, Mrs. B. E. THURBER and Mrs. Joseph STANLEY sisters, are bereaved relatives.
The funeral was held in Hornitos Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended by sincere mourners and truly sympathetic friends. Rev. C. W. LONG of Mariposa officiated at the burial.
PORTER, William A. December 14, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
W. A. PORTER Dead.
The life of William Andrews
old and respected citizen of this county, ebbed away at the county
last Saturday and the following day his remains were finally placed to
rest in the cemetery of Mariposa.
"Bill" PORTER had since early days lived on the Greeley Hill above Coulterville and generally found employment in the sawmills of that section, where his services were in constant demand. He had been in the hospital but a short time when death relieved him of his bodily sufferings and removed from this earth one who was justly entitled to the good will of his fellowmen. He was born in New York and 78 years of age.
REEB, Fred December 21, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
The following, on the death of
was received to late for publication in last week's issue.
Frederick William REEB was born at Hornitos, California, August 22nd, 1880, and died at the same place December 8th, 1907. He was married to Miss Alma BRANSON, a playmate of his childhood, December 4th, 1902. On June 7th, 1905, little Lila Fransis REEB came to cheer and bless this happy union, she being the only child. He was buried in the old Hornitos church yard, December 10th, 1907, at 4 o'clock, Rev. C. W. LONG of Mariposa officiating. All the near relatives except Mrs. Joe H. STANLEY, a sister, of Paso Robles were present at the funeral, it being impossible for her to get here in time for the internment.
Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, a larger concourse of people were never seen at a funeral in this place before. It rained almost all the day of the funeral and it seemed as if the very Heavens were weeping with those who mourned the departure of their dead. The funeral hour was set for 2 o'clock p.m., but owing to the constant downpour of rain it was postponed until 4 o'clock, and even then the funeral cortege wended its way to the graveyard in a storm. Hardly had the brief services at the grave been concluded when the sun broke through the clouds, and a gorgeous rainbow appeared in the east. "I will set my bow in the Heavens as a covenant to man." Many repeated this old text at the last sad rites to the departed one were concluded.
Never has this little community been cast in deeper gloom or experienced more genuine sorrow. Fred always had a genial smile and a kind word for everyone. Many many days will pass before that kind face and loving smile will be forgotten. To those who mourn his demise we can only say: He did his life work well and in dying may have wrought a beneficence to the living whose good eternity alone can tell. To the bereaved wife and orphaned daughter we give more than usual sympathy and ask Him, "who tempest the mind for the shorn lamb" to so shield and protect them.
The deceased was a son of George REEB, an old and respected citizen of Mariposa county, and whose name has been identified with almost every enterprise which has tended to the upbuilding of its many industries. The loss to this venerable old patriarch will be more than unusually severe, as Fred was his youngest son and on his arm his fond father hoped to lean in his declining years.
One of many friends.
Hornitos, Dec. 13, 1907.
INGALIS, Mrs. Martha December 28, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Beloved Mother Gone.
Mrs. Martha INGALIS, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. S. J. HARRIS at Jerseydale, for more than a year, died on December 24th, after a brief illness. She had been an invalid for many years, but was not confined to her bed until about a week before her death. Her loss is deeply mourned and her quiet, patient life will be long remembered. She was 71 year of age and a native of New York, but the most of her life a resident of Minnesto, where she had numerous friends. Her body was sent east for burial in accordance with her wish to be laid beside her father and mother, in Lakeland, near St. Paul. She leaves three daughters and a son.
1908 Mariposa Gazette
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DONOVAN- At Fresno, December 26th, to the wife of J. F. DANOVAN, a son.
January 11, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
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Born January 18, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
MATHEWS- At Storey, Madera Co., January 8th, 1908, to the wife of A. J. MATHEWS, a daughter.
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Born January 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
McNALLEY- At Bootjack, January 14th, 1908, to the wife of Henry McNALLEY, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriages and birth announcements.
DARRAH. Pat January 4, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Pat DARRAH.
Patrick DARRAH, who last July was
to the Stockton State Hospital for the insane, died at that institution
last Thursday morning.
The deceased had resided for a number of years at Darrah and was a respected citizen. He had been in ill health for several months before his commitment to the asylum, which was responsible for his dementia. He was a native of Ireland and 78 years old at the time of his death. A brother and sister, both residing at Darrah, survive him.
BRANSON, Mrs. Martha January 18, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Respected Lady.
Mrs. Martha BRANSON an old and respected lady of Hornitos died at her home near that town last Sunday. Mrs. BRANSON was a pioneer lady of that section and one who was most highly respected on account of her lovable disposition and the charitable and christian life she lived. Before Mrs. BRANSON passed from earth to her future home in Heaven, she had reached the ripe old age of more than four score years. She leaves surviving her, five sons and four daughters. They are: Reuben, Joseph, Alvin and Thomas BRANSON of Hornitos, and John BRANSON of Madera, Mrs. NAPIER of Manteka, Mrs. JOHNSON of Merced, Mrs. MOORE of Kent and Mrs. MUELLER of Hornitos. In addition to the sons and daughters mentioned, deceased leaves to mourn the loss of a dear relative a large number of grandchildren. The funeral was held at Hornitos last Tuesday and was largely attended.
ROAN, Ann January 18, 1907 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Ann ROAN, who lived in Mariposa many years ago, died at Mojave on the 8th of January and was buried in Bakersfield on the 10th. She was 83 years of age at the time of her death. She will be remembered by early residents of this town.
TODD, Capt. H. H. January 18, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
From a private letter recently received by us from Alameda, we learned of the death of Capt. H. H. TODD, who died at his home in Alameda about midnight on January 5th, Capt. TODD was formerly associated with Capt. A. H. WARD in business matters in this county, and will be remembered by people of Coulterville and Mariposa.
CAPOUL- BUJEAN, Andrew- ZINKAND, Christian- ROSA, Jose January
A man by the name of CAPOUL, exact
unknown, died at the county hospital Thursday of last week. His full
does not appear on the hospital register and no one here knows anything
of his antecedents. He was committed from Hunter's Valley and has been
a subject of charity in the county poor house for about twenty years.
age was about 80 years.
Andrew BUJEAN a native of Austria and 78 years old, died in the county hospital Friday of last week. The deceased had been a continuous inmate of that institution for twenty years, where he had been sent from Hornitos.
Christian ZINKAND, a pioneer of the county, passed away at the county hospital last Monday aged 75 years. The deceased had lived for a number of years in Cathey's Valley and was a respected citizen. He was a German by nativity. Two nephews, Henry F. and Andrew F. ZINKAND, reside in Mt. Bullion. The remains were buried in the Catholic cemetery Tuesday.
Jose M. ROSA was another unfortunate who passed away at the county hospital. His death occurred Monday night of the present week. ROSA had been in the hospital for about three months. He was a native of Mexico and seventy years of age. For a great many years he had lived in Hornitos, Hunter's Valley and Bear Valley where he followed the occupation of miner.
HUGHES, Charles January 18, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Charlse HUGHES Dead.
Charles Richard HUGHES, a native
county, and a resident of Oakvale, this county, died at his home
morning of last week from paralysis of the heart superinduced by
Mr. HUGHES was born at the Pine Tree mine, near Bear Valley, about forty-five years ago and his entire life had been spent in this county. His occupation since early manhood has been that of a farmer and stock-raiser. He has since that time taken an active interest in county affairs and was more than ordinarily intelligent. Deceased was a married man and a widow and two young children survive and mourn their inconsolable loss. A mother, Mrs. John ORME, a sister, Mrs. Alicia PETERSON, and two brothers, Rufus and Augustine, are also left to mourn his demise. The mother and sons being residents of Oakvale and Mrs. PETERSON lives in San Francisco.
The internment was in the Whiterock cemetery last Monday, and the large number that attended the burial was positive evidence of the respect and esteem in which Charlie HUGHES was held.
McCOY, George P. January 18, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of George P. McCOY.
George Perry McCOY, one of the
pioneers of Mariposa county, and who had continuously resided at the
ranch on the Raymond road about five miles from Mariposa, was found
at that place Saturday of last week. Deceased was about 77 years of age
and unmarried. He had been in feeble health for a number of years,
upon his advanced age. He had been dead for a couple of days before
discovered by Marion LOWRIE, who lives about two miles distant from the
An inquest on the remains was held my Coroner Johnson on the 12th inst., at which it was found that deceased came to his death on the 10th day of January, 1908. That he was a native of Illinois and 77 years of age, and death resulted from natural causes. The following citizens constituted the jury: L. H. KARHRT, foreman, Chas. E. PAINE, Nelson CLOW, W. W. GANN, Frank HARFF and J. P. BARNETT.
HOPE-DUNCAN January 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Lillie Edith DUNCAN, formerly of Mariposa and grandaughter of the late Peter and Margaret GORDON, was married on the 19th inst. to Marion James HOPE o Madera. The young ladie's friends in Mariposa wish for her a happy wedded life.
STEELE, James Stewart January 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Died At Jerseyydale.
James Stewart STEELE, a native of Illinois, aged 47, died at the Wolfsen ranch at Jerseydale, on Thursday of this week of consumption. Mr. STEELE was a resident of Snelling, Merced county, and came to Jerseydale about six weeks ago hoping that the change would benefit his health. His sister, Mrs. C. M. SHEDD of Loomis, Nebraska, and a brother, Henry STEELE, were with him when he passed away. The body was taken to Snelling on Friday where the internment will be held under the auspices of the I. O. O. F., of which he was a member.
KARAN, Charles January 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Fresno Hospital.
Charles KARAN, well known in
and for many years a resident of Sherlocks and vicinity, died in the
county hospital on Friday, January 17th, 1908.
Deceased had been an inmate of the Fresno hospital for about three months and was suffering from a cancer in his throat which disease was the cause of his death.
Mr. KARAN was a native of Germany and about 60 years of age. The internment was in the Mountain View cemetery in Fresno.
PRAIRIE, Frank Sr. January 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Frank PRAIRIE Sr.
Frank PRAIRIE, one of the oldest and a respected resident and citizen of Indian Gulch, passed away last Sunday morning after a long illness at the ripe old age of 78 years. The deceased was one of the early settlers of Indian Gulch and was a farmer and stockraiser by occupation. He reared a large family, and those who are now alive live in the neighborhood of their birth and are, like their father before them, respected citizens. Mr. PRAIRIE was a native of the Azores Islands. His sons now living are : J. H. and F. N. PRAIRIE of Mt. Bullion, Thomas M., Ned, Domingo J., and Henry PRAIRIE of Indian Gulch. The funeral was held Monday and the internment was in the Indian Gulch cemetery.
BRANSON, Mrs. Martha J. January 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Martha J. BRANSON, widow of
late John BRANSON, passed from this life January 12th, 1908, at 12:30
Mrs. BRANSON was a pioneer lady who came to California by way of the Isthmus in the year 1853, to join her husband who had preceded her several years before. Her whole life has been devoted to charitable action and kindly deeds and one who commanded the love and respect of all who knew her. She was a faithful wife, a devoted and loving mother. When the end came at the bedside were her daughters, Mary Johnson and Mattie MUELLER, her sons, Reuben and Alvin and wife and her nephew. The remainder of the children and their families coming later to be present at the last sad rites. Mrs. BRANSON was 79 years, 7 months and 9 days old.
She was a mother of ten children, and had 44 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. The children are: Reuben, Thomas, Joseph, and Alvin of Hornitos, and John BRANSON of Madera, Mrs. Phoebe McDONALD, now deceased, Mrs. Nan Harrington NAPIER of Manteka, San Joaquin Co., Mrs. Mary JOHNSON of Redlands, San Bernardino Co., Mrs. Theresa MOORE of Kennett, Shasta Co., and Mrs. Mattie MUELER of Hornitos. All these survive except one daughter, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Hornitos, Jan 21, 1908.
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BOLTON- In Coulterville, January 26, 1908, to the wife of David BOLTON, a daughter.
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DeSILVA- In Merced, February 18, 1908, to the wife of Manuel DeSILVA, a daughter.
KING- In San Jose, February 14th,
to the wife of W. B. KING, a son.
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INGALLS, Mrs. Martha February 1, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Laid to Rest.
The following is taken from the
(Minn.) News., a copy of which was sent to the office.
Mrs. W. H. REVIER went to Lakeland Thursday to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Martha Ingalls, who died December 25th at Jerseydale, Cal.
Mrs. Martha INGALLS was born in Erie county, New York, April 11th, 1836. She acquired an education such as the schools then afforded, and moved with the family to Washington county, this state, in 1850. She was married to David NEWELL in 1856. Two children were blessed the new home, the older one, Mrs. S. J. HARRIS, now residing at Jerseydale, Cal., and Mrs. W. H. REVIER of this city. In 1865 the family circle was broken by the death of Mr. NEWELL. In 1873 she married Philo H. INGALLS of Fillmore county. This union was also blessed with two children, Mrs. Florance B. JOHNSON, the older, now living in Fillmore county, and George R., who lives in Madison, Minn. Again in 1905, the home circle was rent by the death of the affectionate father and husband. Mrs. INGALLS remained on the home farm for nearly a year and then went to visit her oldest daughter, Ada, in Jerseydale, Cal. Her death here was not unexpected, although she had been in delicate health for many years, for only a few days before she died she was in her usual health and was anticipating a visit to her other children in the spring. At the request of the deceased her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Lakeland, Minn.
Mrs. INGALLS early united with the Baptist church and always remained an ernest christian. She always had the welfare of her children at heart and was especially interested in educational work, having served as a teacher for eleven years. She was the youngest of seven children and is survived by only one, the next older, Mrs. John OLIVER of Lakeland.
SMYER, Sydney February 8, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of S. E. SMYER.
Friday of last week, at his home in Whiterock, the spirit of another old and respected citizen of Mariposa county took flight, and Sydney E. SMYER was dead. Deceased was a native of North Carolina and about 78 years of age. Mr. SMYER had been in feeble health for months and the news of his death, while greatly regretted, did not come as a surprise. He had been a resident of this county and lived at the place where he died for a great many years. At one time he was extensively engaged in the sheep rearing business and was then rated as one of Mariposa county's most prosperous business men, but a decline in the price of wool and a consequence deterioration in the value of sheep considerably depleted his fortune. Since then he has resided on his ranch in Whiterock, which is one of the most valuable in that section, and has engaged extensively in farming and gardening. Mr. SMYER was an honest and upright man and a good neighbor. He is survived by a widow and several children to mourn for the loss of an exemplary husband and father.
APPLING, P. C. February 8, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
P.C. APPLING Dead.
The remains of P. C. APPLING, who
at the hospital yesterday, were shipped to Fresno last evening where
funeral will be held to-day.
The deceased was one of the first residents of what is now Madera county. He was a native of Georgia, aged 83 years. Coming to this state at the time of the gold excitement, he afterwards took a prominent place in the then young country. In the seventies he had accumulated a good deal of property and owned a large ranch on the Chowchilla river. He was a member of the assembly for to terms. He disposed of his property and went to Fresno where he ran a livery stable. The business didn't thrive and he afterwards returned to this county. He leaves a wife and five sons, a sister and a brother.- Madera Tribune, Feb. 4th.
SHIMER, Mrs. February 15, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Just before going to press we learn of the death of Mrs. SHIMER at Coulterville which occurred yesterday morning at 6 o'clock. Mrs. SHIMER was a pioneer of Coulterville and had been here for a long time. She was about 75 years of age. The funeral will be held tomorrow.
McDONALD, James February 15, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
James McDONALD, for many years an inmate of the county hospital died at that institution the latter part of the last week. The deceased was a miner by occupation, a native of Scotland and 85 years of age. The remains were buried in the public cemetery above town.
HIGMAN, John February 15, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
ANOTHER PIONEER GONE.
John HIGMAN Dies at His Home in Mariposa.
John HIGMAN, an old resident of
and a pioneer of this county, passed away at his home in Mariposa
evening of last.
Mr. HIGMAN was born in Roach, England, February 28th, 1825, and came to this country when quite a young man and settled in the state of Michigan. During the gold excitement he came to California and to Mariposa county and for more than forty-five years this county has been his home. For a while he was interested in mining Sherlocks creek and later went to Whitlock.
In 1867 the deceased moved to Mariposa and became the manager of the Webber house, at that time considered one of the best hotels in the west. A year later he went into the store business and continued to conduct the same up to a few years ago, when old age compelled him to retire from business.
Mr. HIGMAN was a man held in high esteem by all who knew him, and while death was not unexpected it is generally regretted. He had been sick for many months, suffering from stomach trouble, which disease was the immediate cause of death.
The deceased was married in June, 1865, and was the father of six children, three boys and three girls. He leaves to mourn his demise, an aged widow, one son, Charles S. HIGMAN, and two daughters, Miss S. G. HIGMAN and Mrs. W. S. FARNSWORTH, all of whom are residents Mariposa. Two sons and a daughter of the deceased having died many years ago.
Funeral services were held at his late residence last Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m. The internment was in the public cemetery at Mariposa. Undertaker McELLIGOTT of Mariposa had charge of the funeral.
GOSSNER, Emile S. February 15, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Young Man Ends Life.
Emile S. GOSSNER, a young man born
raised in Merced, committed suicide in the press room of the Merced
Sun last Monday night. GOSSNER wrapped himself in a blanket and then
the end of a gas pipe in his mouth after turning it on at the meter and
his self destruction must have been speedily accomplished. His body was
found the next morning by the janitor of the Sun office, and Dr. LILLY
who was summoned stated that the young man had been dead six or eight
The deceased was 23 years of age, a printer by occupation and leaves two brothers and two sisters to mourn his loss. The funeral, which was private, was held from the family residence on Wednesday.
Young GOSSNER'S untimely and tragic end is due largely to the baneful influence which exists in Merced, says the Sun, and which work to the detriment and degradation od society and which the poor boy was unable to withstand.
DONOVAN, infant February 22, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. DONOVAN died in Fresno on the 9th inst., the cause of death being measles.
PRAIRIE- SOUZA February 22, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON on Friday of last week to Thomas J. PRAIRIE and Miss Mary SOUZA both of Indian Gulch.
PRAIRIE- SOUZA February 29, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
The prettiest wedding of the
place last Thursday, February 20th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
L. SOUZA at Indian Gulch, the bride and groom being Thomas M. PRAIRIE
Miss Mary F. SOUZA. The bride was attired all in beautiful light blue
and bridal veil with orange blossoms. The groom was attired in
Only the intimate relatives of the couple were present. While the couple presented a pretty scene at the marriage nuptials, the wedding was quite informal on account of the recent death of the father of the groom. The Catholic rite only being employed. Miss Marian SOUZA, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid and Henry PRAIRIE, brother of the groom was best man.
Salutary admonitions and advise were given by the Rev. Father J. E. FITZGERALD before and after the ceremony. Many congratulations and good wishes were bestowed on the newly married couple by the Rev. Father and the relatives and friends.
A sumptuous wedding breakfast was served at which the following sat down: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. PRAIRIE, Rev. J. E. FITZGERALD, Mrs. J. M. SOUZA, Mrs. F. PRAIRIE, John SOUZA, Tony SOUZA, Marian SOUZA, Melinda SOUZA, Lida SOUZA, Annie SOUZA, Ned PRAIRIE, Henry PRAIRIE and Arthur PRAIRIE.
The newly married couple started immediately on their wedding tour to Sacramento and many other towns in California. We wish them prosperity and happiness in their future life.
SCOTT, IRENE February 29, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
PASSES TO THE BEYOND.
Pioneer Women is Summoned to Meet Her Maker.
Mrs. Irene SCOTT passed away last night at 10:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mattie REYNOLDS, od Quartz street, after a lingering illness. Death was due to the infirmities of old age.
Mrs. SCOTT was born in Nashville,
and at the time of her death was aged eighty-six years. When quite
she moved with her parents to Missouri. There she was married. In
with many others she and her husband started across the plains by ox
for the Gloden West. The party suffered great privations from lack of
and shortage of food, Indian attacks and other troubles, but finally
in Oregon. On the way, however, Mr. SCOTT was killed by a lightening
on the Platte river.
Some time later the subject of this sketch left Oregon and moved to Mariposa county, California, where she made her home up to last July when she came to Nevada City. She was the mother of ten children, only three of whom survive her, namely, Mrs. Mattie REYNOLDS of this city, Mrs. Julia PETTY of Fresno, and Mrs. GUEST of Mariposa county. She also leaves many grand-children and great grand-children.
By her death a noble woman has been removed from the community and in her going California and the West in general loses another of its pioneer women whom it can so illy afford to lose. The sympathy of the entire community is with the bereaved family.- Nevada City Morning Union, Feb. 25th.
The remains of Mrs. SCOTT were shipped to Hornitos for internment. The funeral being held there Thursday and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends of the deceased.
BERTKEN-MILBURN February 29, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Married In Fresno.
A marriage license was issued in
on Tuesday of this week to David E. BERTKEN of Mariposa and Mrs. Delida
M. MILBURN of Bear Valley.
Both these people are well known in this county, and have spent their entire life here. Mr. BERTKEN is the Tax and License Collector of Mariposa county and his bride is the daughter of Mrs. E. TRABUCCO of Bear Valley.
The couple have many friends here who will wish for them happiness and prosperity in their journey through life.
Pearce, Samuel- Julian, George February 29, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
KILLED BY BLAST.
Terrible Accident at Point Richmond Stone Quarry.
By the premature explosion of
at the San Pablo quarry at Point Richmond last Tuesday about
two men, Samuel PEARCE and George JULIAN, both well known in Mariposa
vicinity lost their lives.
Full details of the accident have not been received here but it was learned by telephone that the men were engaged in preparing a blast when the accident occurred. Twenty-five pounds of black powder had been placed in a crevice and on top of this a stick of dynamite was placed. The latter failed to down the required depth and in forcing it with a tamping bar it exploded, setting off the entire charge. Both men were horribly mangled, Mr. PEARCE being instantly killed and Mr. JULIAN dying a few hours later.
Samuel PEARCE was a native of England, about 50 years of age and a miner by occupation. He came to Mariposa at the time the Whitlock mine was in operation and was employed by that company until the mine closed down when he moved with his family to Mt. Bullion. About two years ago he went to Richmond and since that time has been working in the quarry at that place. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss.
Mr. JULIAN, the other unfortunate victim of the accident, was about 40 years of age. He came to Mariposa several years ago and for a while was employed in the Mariposa mine as a miner. He later moved to Mt. Bullion. Mr. JULIAN was a married man and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his untimely demise.
Both were sober and industrious men and had many friends in this county who will regret to hear of their death, and the sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved widows and children of the deceased.
McDONALD, Mrs. Alex February 29, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
At San Francisco on February 18th occurred the death of Mrs. Alex McDONALD. The sad news was heard with deep regret by her many friends here. It was when she came to this places as Miss Agnes STEADMAN that she endeared herself to the people of this little valley. She was teacher of the school here for two terms, and it was then she met Mr. McDONALD, whom she married upon her return to her home at Berkeley. She also leaves a little daughter to mourn her untimely death.
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BRINHAM- At Darrah, March 1st, 1908, to the wife of W. F. BRINHAM, a son.
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SMITHER- At Darrah, March 23,
the wife of John SMITHER, a son.
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BEACH, A.M. March 7, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A. M. BEACH, an old resident of Athlone, and known in this county, died suddenly at Athlone last Saturday. He was 85 years of age.
GROVE- FAY March 7, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
HITE Heir Weds.
James a. grove, a nephew of John
an heir to some of the many thousands which the latter left when he
in San Francisco immediately after the big fire, was married, on
25th at the Lawrence Stockfarm, near San Jose, to Miss Anna FAY of San
Jose. Rev. Father RAGGIO performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs.
the latter a sister of the bride, attended the couple.
GROVE is the owner of the Lawrence stock farm, which is well known to horsemen on the coast. He raises race horses almost exclusively and trained Sonoma Girl, which sold in the east a year ago for $29,000.
PITZER, Albert Jr. March 7, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death Claims Bert PITZER.
Albert PITZER, Jr., oldest son of
and Mrs. Albert PITZER of this city, died at 10 o'clock last night in
BURNETT Sanitarium at Fresno from appendicitis.
The news was a great shock to the many friends of the young man in this city, although the announcement was made a day or two ago in the Sun that he was quite sick. He had been working in a jewelry store in Fresno for the past year and a half. Sunday morning he was taken sick, and Monday evening he was taken to the Burnett Sanitarium with a pronounced case of appendicitis. At no time after he entered the sanitarium was it considered safe to operate for the removal of the appendix, and no operation for that purpose was attempted. Monday night his parents went to Fresno to be with him but he sank rapidly and passed away at 10 o'clock last night.
Albert PITZER, Jr., was born in Hornitos, Mariposa county, March 19th, 1884, and was therefore nearly 24 years old. Most of his life has been spent in Merced, where he grew to manhood and graduated from the high school. He was a young man of good habits and character, of friendly disposition, and had many friends who will mourn his untimely end.
The funeral was held from the Cumberland Presbyterian church at 2:30 Friday afternoon, and the services were conducted by the Rev. James Miles WEBB.- Sun, Feb. 27.
SANCHES- PEREIRA March 14, 1908 Mariposa Gazette.
A marriage license was issued in Merced last Saturday afternoon to George C. SANHES of Hornitos and Anna PEREIRA of Merced.
DOLAN, J. J. March 14, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH OF J. J. DOLAN.
The Passing of an old and Well-known Mining Man.
DOLAN- In this city, March 10th,
James J. DOLAN (formerly of Mariposa county), beloved father of Mrs.
CRAWFORD and Mrs. S. PETERSON, a native of Ireland, aged 73 years and 6
The above death notice which appeared in the San Francisco Call of March 11th, chronicles the passing of a man well known in Mariposa county.
Born in Ireland, he came to America when a young man, and obtained his first mining experience, which occupation he followed for life, in the copper mines of Lake Superior. Shortly thereafter he came west and to Mariposa county. From 1865 to 1873 he was practically the control of the Mariposa Grant as manager and for several years during the most prosperous period of the Pine Tree mine, was the superintendent of that property.
Mr. DOLAN was a practical mining man and had held other responsible positions as superintendent or foreman of noted mines in this state and in Nevada. Like many others who sought riches from the depth of "mother earth," he had his ups and downs as to affluent circumstances. On several occasions
he acquired a considerable competence, which injudicious speculations in an endeavor to increase his wealth, relegated him to the status of a poor man. In 1871 he was a candidate for the assembly from this district but was defeated by John W. WILCOX.
Of late years physical infirmities consequent upon old age and the hardships of a strenuous mining life, had incapacitated him from actively engaging in the mining business, but to the last, his interest in that industry never flagged. His wife preceded him to the grave about eight years ago. The ladies above mentioned are his only surviving children.
FISKE, Oliver March 14, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Oliver FISKE.
On Sunday last, March 8th, at his
on the Greeley Hill about six miles from Coulterville, the spirit of
FISKE, a pioneer of that section passed away and a good man had joined
the silent majority.
George FISKE was a native of Maine, where he was born about seventy three years ago. He came to Mariposa county in 1859 and had since that time has lived practically at the place he died. His occupation was that of a farmer, although he followed teaming for a considerable time.
Deceased was a man generally respected and justly so. He was honest, industrious and of a hospitable nature. His friends were legion and his enemies few. He married in early life and leaves surviving him, a widow and six children, four sons and two daughters. The sons are Ollie J., Walter R., William S. and John J. FISKE. The names of his daughters we do not now recall.
The subject of this sketch was a member of the Coulterville Lodge of F. & A.M., under the auspices of which order he was buried in the Coulterville cemetery on Tuesday, the 10th inst. The funeral was largely attended by sorrowing relatives as well as many old and young friends who loved and respected this upright, worthy, generous man and law-abiding citizen.
FISKE, Oliver March 14, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of Oliver FISKE, Sr., whose death occurred Sunday morning was held here yesterday and was an unusually large one. The deceased had lived in this vicinity for many years where his sterling qualities and kind heart made him many friends and no foes. Mr. FISKE was about eighty years of age at the time of his death. A widow, two daughters and four sons survive to mourn his loss.
ANAYA, Ignacio March 21, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Ignacio ANAYA, a native of Mexico and about 75 years of age, died in the Madera county hospital on the 17th inst. ANAYA had been an inmate of the hospital but a few days preceding his death. Deceased was a well known character in Mariposa where he had lived continuously for many years prior to his removal to Madera about one year ago. He was a harmless, unobstusive man and on the whole, a good citizen.
TAYLOR-ROESIAS March 28, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued yesterday afternoon to Joe M. TAYLOR, aged 37, resident of Hornitos, and Annie C. ROESIAS, aged 28, and resident of Los Angeles. They were later united in wedlock by Justice of the Peace J. J. GRIFFIN. - Merced Sun, March 24th.
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PHILBROOK- Near LeGrand, Cal., March 25th, 1908, to the wife of I. E. PHILBROOK, a son.
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PHELAN, Nora Marie April 4, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Nora Marie PHELAN, wife of Peter PHELAN, died in San Francisco on the 27th day of last month, aged 41 years. Mrs. PHELAN'S maiden name was HESLER and was a native of Mariposa. She removed from here while quite young, but will doubtless be remembered by old residents.
RAMSDEN, Glen March 4, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Young Man.
Glen RAMSDEN, the seventeen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey RAMSDEN of Grub Gulch, died in Fresno on March 25th, following an operation for appendicitis. The death of young RAMSDEN is a particularly sad one, as he was an only son and up to within hours a few days preceding death, was enjoying good health. Besides a father and mother, deceased leaves two sisters to mourn their loss. The dead boy was a nephew of H. B., A. J. and W. H. RAMSDEN of Mariposa, and Mrs. W. J. PETERSON and Mrs. Jesse N. TURNER of Mt. Bullion.
KOLHBERG, Ben April 4, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Well Known Man.
Notice of the death of Ben KOLBERG, which occurred in San Francisco, appeared in the San Francisco papers of March 28th. Deceased, who was 59 years of age at the time of his death on the 27th ult., and a native of Philadelphia, was well-known in Mariposa county where he had frequently visited in his capacity of traveling salesman for Spruance, Stanley & Co., wholesale liquor dealers of San Francisco, he having succeeded to this posiition upon the death of Sol MILLER,. Mr. KOLBERG, like his predecessor, was a jovial, popular and successful drummer and made many friends throughout the counties embraced in his district. For many years his home was in Stockton, and he was at one time the Democratic candidate for Sheriff but suffered defeat by the late Tom CUNNINGHAM. He was married and a wife and several grown children survive him.
SHIMER, Jacob H. April 11, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Jacob H. SHIMER, a brother of the late James SHIMER of Coulterville, died recently at his house in Woodson, Illinois, at the age of 73 years. Deceased, during the early mining days, resided at Coulterville where he followed the occupation of a miner, leaving there during the sixties. Mr. SHIMER was married and is survived by his wife.
HERNANDEZ, Jubernal April 11, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Charged With Murder.
Constable W. B. BRAY went to
and returned the same day with Jaun ECHIVESTE, the peon, who had for
past ten days been held in the Merced county jail for assault.
Jubernal HERNANDEZ, the victim of ECHIVESTE'S assault, died on the 6th inst., in Merced, to which city he had been conveyed for treatment immediately after receiving the wounds that proved fatal.
HERNANDEZ had never regained consciousness after the infliction of the blows upon his head by ECHIVESTE, eleven days before his death. The assault was committed on the 26th day of last month at a point on the Yosemite Valley railroad near El Portal, known as "Section 9," and the weapon used was a pick handle.
ECHIVESTE is now in Mariposa county jail and a charge of murder has been lodged against him, which will be heard before Justice W. A. SCOTT in the near future, probably during the early part of next week.
The prisoner claims that the assault on HERNANDEZ was made in necessary self defense, and from what we learned of the facts of the case, would seem to, at least in part, justify this contention.
HANNA, John April 18, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John HANNA.
John HANNAH, an old and highly
resident of Hornitos, passed suddenly away last Thursday morning, April
16th, at 630 o'clock. His death, which was unquestionably due to heart
disease, came as a surprise to his many friends. While he had been in
health for a long time, his condition was not such as to justify alarm
and he retired to his bed the previous night without any feeling or
that the end was so near. Shortly before death he attempted to rise and
then for the first time complained of illness. A physician was
summoned but before his arrival Mr. HANNA had breathed his last and was
beyond medical assistance.
John HANNA was a native of Pennsylvania, and about 78 years of age. He was an exemplary man and a good citizen, well educated and had held and ably filled various positions of trust and honor. In 1872 he was elected county clerk for the city and county of San Francisco, and his administration of that responsible office was characterized by honesty and efficiency. He was a supervisor from his district during the early nineties and proved a careful, efficient and faithful servant of the people in this capacity. At the time of his death, he was postmaster at Hornitos and also held the office of notary public.
Deceased and the late W. M. RUNDELL were warm friends and for years had been business associates. The only relative of whom e have any knowledge, is a son, George B. HANNA, who resides in San Francisco.
LORD, Miss Della April 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
The sudden, sad death of Miss
the sixteen year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LORD of
on the 19th inst., came as a severe blow to the parents and the other
of the young lady, as well as to her many friends and acquaintances.
Sunday of her death she had visited a base ball game at Hornitos,
home in apparent good health, with the minor exception of a slight
and retired to her room that night without the slightest manifestation
of an sign that would induce alarm as to her physical condition. The
discovery was made next morning that she had died during the night and
the theory that death was sudden is supported by the fact that she was
lying on the bed fully dressed, evidently having laid down for a few
rest before preparing for her nightly retirement, and thus died.
An inquest was held by Coroner JOHNSON, who had been summoned for that purpose, and a verdict that deceased came to her death by the "rupture of a blood vessel of the heart," was returned.
Dr. LILLEY of Merced, who was present at the inquest, diagnosed this as the cause of death.
The funeral of the young lady who was highly esteemed, was held in Quartzburg last Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended. The parents of the dead girl are entitled to the sympathy of all in their great bereavement.
LORD, Della April 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Della May LORD.
The angel of death visited the
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LORD, near Hornitos, sometime Sunday night, and
from our midst a sweet young girl whose life was scarcely begun, and
presence will be sadly missed by a heartbroken family and sorrowing
Della May LORD was born at the old homestead July 25, 1892, and was therefore not yet sixteen years old. Her life was spent in this place and her sweet and gentle disposition had endeared her to everyone who knew her, and her sudden taking off came as a shock to the entire community.
On going to call her early Monday morning, she was found to have passed from this life at some hour of the previous night. A coroner's jury, after due investigation of evidence returned a verdict of death from a bursted blood vessel.
The funeral services were held at the family residence at 1 o'clock Tuesday, and were conducted by the Rev. C. W. LONG of Mariposa. The internment was made at the Quartzburg cemetery and a large concourse of friends followed her to her last resting place in the family plot. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved family.
Hornitos, April 22, 1908.
Vitals May 1908 Mariposa Gazette
May 2, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 2, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
RICHARDS- At Lewis, April 13th, 1908, to the wife of John RICHARDS, a daughter.
SYM- In Hanford, April 19th, 1908, to the wife of H. N. SYM, a daughter.
May 9, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 9, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
WILSON- At the Bouquet ranch, near Snelling, April 24th, 1908, to the wife of Lewis B. WILSON, a daughter.
GORDON- In Mariposa, May 5th, 1908, to the wife of James B. GORDON, a daughter.
CABEZUT- At Merced Falls, May 3, 1908, to the wife of L. D. CABEZUT, a son.
May 16, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
May 23, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 23, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
TRESIDDER- At Whitlocks, Saturday, May 16th, to the wife of Martin TRESIDDER, a son.
May 30, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage ad birth announcements
CANOVA-SHIMER May 2, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
The marriage of William J. CANOVA and Miss Nellie SHIMER, two of Coultervilles popular young people, was solemnized in Merced of Saturday, April 25th. Both groom and bride are natives of Mariposa county and have hosts of friends who will wish them a pleasant and prosperous voyage on the sea of matrimony. Upon their return to Coulterville, where they will continue to reside, the happy couple were greeted by an old-fashioned chivaria party, which by the way was but an expression of the great respect and esteem in which these young people are held by their acquaintances.
COOK, W. H. May 2, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
W. H. COOK, for fourteen years Merced county's popular and efficient Auditor, passed away in a Los Angeles hospital on the 23rd ult. Blood poisoning in the hand, which was contracted in New Mexico where he was visiting a sick daughter, was the agent of death. No time was lost, when his condition became alarming, in conveying Mr. COOK to Los Angeles where he could revive proper treatment, but all efforts to save his were unavailing. Deceased was a native of this state, a son of the late Joshua C. COOK of Hornitos. His aged mother now lived in Merced. he is also survived by a wife and two children. Ben COOK, well known in this county is a brother. His remains were brought to Merced Thursday of last week and internment was at that place Sunday.
JONES, Henry S. May 9, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A man named Henry S. JONES committed suicide at Raymond last Monday by firing a pistol bullet into his heart. Despondency on account of the protracted illness of his wife and other troubles induced the rash act.
JACINTO-ASHWORTH May 9, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Manuel JACINTO of Bear Valley and Miss Hazel ASHWORTH od Sebastopol were united in marriage at Bear Valley on April 30th. The groom is a native of Bear Valley and the bride, a daughter of D. M. ASHWORTH of Sebastopol, is also a native of this county.
CUNNINGHAM, James May 16, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of James Cunningham.
James CUNNINGHAM, a prominent
and stock raiser of Mariposa and Merced counties, died on Saturday, May
9th, 1908, at 4:30 p.m., at his home near Le Grand, in Merced county.
Deceased was a native of Ireland, where he was born in May, 1822, and was at the time of his death, within a few days of 86 years of age. Like many other early California Pioneers, he was in 1852, attracted by the glowing accounts of the richness of the gold fields, to this state and followed for several years the one occupation of digging for the yellow metal, at which he was fairly successful.
His next industry, and which placed him on the road to fortune was cattle raising in this county which business soon grew to extensive proportions, both in this State and Nevada. He landed possessions also became large and at his death he was the owner of large tracts in both Merced and Mariposa counties.
He was married in 1867, and is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter, all residents of Merced county.
Deceased was a prominent Mason and his burial was conducted by that order Tuesday, the internment being in the Masonic Cemetery at Merced.
HUNT, Eli May 16, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Eli HUNT.
Eli Hunt, a well known and highly
citizen of this county, passed away at his home in Bear Valley last
afternoon at the age of 65 years, as the result of a violet hemorrhage.
He had for years been a sufferer from what is generally known as
Consumption," contracted in his life-time occupation of a miner.
Mr. HUNT, who was an honest, industrious and kindly man, was a native of England, but came to this country and settled at Bear Valley years before attaining his majority, which town has been his home, with the exception of short intervals, since that time. In early life he married a daughter of Mrs. E. M. RICE of Bear Valley, who survives him.
The result of this union was four children, three sons, Etheridge C. HUNT, Theodore HUNT and William J. HUNT, residing at Bear Valley, and a daughter, Mrs. Lella PEREGOY, a resident of Fresno. The funeral was held in Bear Valley yesterday afternoon and the internment was in the Public Cemetery of that town.
WOLLESON, Mrs. May 16, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. WOLLESON, wife of ex-Supervisor J. P. WOLLESON died suddenly at her home in Granite Springs on Monday, the 12th inst., presumably from heart disease. The old lady, who was about 73 years of age had attended to household duties but a short time before death and there was no sign whatever to indicate that her tenure of life was soon to end. Deceased is survived by her husband, and son, William F. WOLLESON. Her remains were interred at the Granite Springs Cemetery last Thursday. Rev. C. W. LONG of Mariposa, officiating.
MASELLI, Leoncella May 23, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A sad death occurred last Friday at Horseshoe bend when after a few days illness, Leoncella, the eight years old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. MASELLI passed to the land of eternal sunshine. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of the community in their great loss.
WOLLESON, Mrs. Mary Caroline May 23, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary Caroline WOLLESON.
One by one the aged Mariposans are
away. Parents of the present generation are slowly but surely answering
the last call, being summoned into the presence of their Heavenly
Mrs. Mary Caroline WOLLESON departed this life on the afternoon of May 11, 1908, at the good old age of 73 years, and 19 days. She was born on the Island of Silt, in the North Sea, on the west coast of Denmark, April 22, 1835; came to California, via Cape Horn, and settled in Granite Spring neighborhood, her continuous home until her death.
Her maiden name was KNUDZEN. She was married to Mr. Jesse Peter WOLLESON, June 18, 1861. Six children were born to this union, five are dead, one William Frederick WOLLESON, survives and is with his father to-day.
Mrs. WOLLESON was a member of the German Lutheran Church and a devoted servant of Jesus Christ.
On the afternoon of May 11, 1908, she lay down on the bed to rest, saying to her husband, "I feel a little weak." She said that she had no pain or distress. After a few minutes absence Mr. WOLLESON returned and found her dead. Apparently she had passed away without a struggle. She simply lay down and went into her long sleep in the arms of her savior. A pleasant look rested upon her features as her body lay in the casket.
There was a large funeral despite a stormy day. An abundance of flowers decked the casket. Some of the most beautiful wreath designs sent from Stockton and elsewhere lay in profusion about the room. A wagon was loaded entirely with flowers and took its proper place in the cortege as the procession moved onward to the west of the WOLLESON home.
The internment took place on the morning of MAY 14th, after appropriate religious services being conducted at the house beginning at ten o'clock. A host of friends join sympathy with the bereaved. Re. C. W. LONG.
COOK, Mrs. Cecile May 23, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. COOK Dead.
Mrs. Cecile COOK, who was the wife
the late Albert COOK and a former resident of Mariposa, died in San
on Tuesday, the 19th inst.
Mrs. COOK with her husband resided in Mariposa for several years, where the latter conducted a barber shop. Mr. COOK'S death occurred in San Francisco about three years ago after a long and painful illness. The cause of Mrs. COOK'S death is to us unknown. She was a native of Lakeport, California, about 32 years of age and is survived by her daughter, Julia; her mother, Mrs. Juilette GASSMAN; a sister, Mrs. F. W. LYNCH and brother, George R. GASSMAN..
HUGHES, Charles May 23, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
On the first Sunday in June, the
at 10 a.m., Rev. Chas. K. WESTFALL will deliver an address to the
of the late Chas. R. HUGHES at the Oakdale school house.
The people are expected to bring well filled baskets and all sit down together in the leafy grove for dinner. After which at 3 p.m. there will be a song service and a short address by Rev. WESTFALL at which time little children may be baptized if parents so desire. The public is invited to attend and to participate in the singing. Bring any song book you may have. Committee.
VITALS June 1908 Mariposa Gazette
June 6, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 6, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
BATES- In Hornitos, April 25, 1908, to the wife of A. W. BATES, a daughter.
GUEST- In Hornitos, May 4, 1908, to the wife of Samuel GUEST, a son.
CLANTON- In Mariposa, June 3, 1908, to the wife of William CLANTON, a son.
June 13, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
June 20, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 20, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
MURRAY- In Mariposa, June 13th,
to the wife of J. A. MURRAY, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriages and birth announcements
GOSS birth June 6, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. James GOSS Sunday morning and left a dear little daughter.
EGENHOFF, Johanna June 6, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Johanna EGENHOFF Dead.
EGENHOFF- In Oakland, Cal., June
Johanna, beloved sister of Elizabeth EGENHOFF of Oakland, Anna M.
of Boston, Mass., and David F., George W. and Frank X. EGENHOFF of
County, Cal., a native of California.
The above notice appearing in the San Francisco Call of June 2nd, appraised us of the death of a well known lady and native of this County.
Miss Johanna EGENHOFF was born in Aqua Frio about 44 years ago and grew to womanhood in Mariposa County where she lived with her parents in Mariposa for the greater part of that time. Of late years her home has been in Alameda County.
Deceased was a daughter of the late David EGENHOFF, who for years was prominent in official and business circles of the County, having filled the office of County Superintendent of Schools, and for a time served in the capacity of Steward of the County Hospital. He also engaged in the mercantile business in this town.
Miss EGENHOFF'S death was sudden, occurring, as we learn, in Oakland while going from her home in Berkeley to San Francisco. Deceased, was deservedly a popular lady and highly esteemed by all acquaintances and her sad death is a source of sincere regret.
ALVORD, Elmus June 6, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Elmus ALVORD, the eight year old
of Mrs. Annie ALVORD of Escalon, San Joaquin County, was drowned in a
of water at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. PATTERSON in Darrah
on Tuesday at about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The little boy, who was
a nephew of Mr. PATTERSON, and residing with the latter's family met
sad and untimely death while at play in the yard.
An inquest was held Tuesday evening by Coroner JOHNSON and a verdict of accidental drowning was the result. It appears that the barrel, which was a large one, was partially imbedded in the soil and contained less than eighteen inches of water.
The unfortunate lad fell in head first and being unable to extricate himself or cry for help was presumably immediately drowned.
Elmus was a bright fellow and a general favorite and his tragic death has cast a dense gloom over the entire community.
The body was taken to Oakdale, in Stanislaus County, where it was interred Friday by the side of the father whose death occurred about one year ago, at Campo Seco in Calaveras County, and whose remains were buried in the Oakdale cemetery.
DEPAULI, James June 6, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH OF JAMES DePAULI.
Kern County Merchant Suddenly Dies at Coulterville.
James DePAULI of Kern, a member of
Arduzzi-Olcese Company of that place died suddenly at Coulterville
morning. He was found dead in bed, the cause of death apparently being
apoplexy or paralysis. He had accompanied his wife and two children to
Coulterville, where the family usually spend the summer, with Mrs.
mother. The body was taken to Kern to-day. The deceased was a prominent
business man and citizen of Kern, and was a member of a large
firm there, and also a City Trustee. He was a member of the Elks lodge
and other organizations. He was related to J. B. OLCESE of the Merced
Bank.- Fresno Republican, June 2nd.
Mr. DePAULI was a native of Bear Valley this County and was born about forty two years since, his father being one of the early merchants of that one-time thriving mining town. Later, the deceased, and while a young boy, lived with his mother and family in Coulterville, his mother, after the death of DePAULI, senior, having married a merchant of Coulterville named PENDOLA. The deceased was married about ten years ago to Miss Leonora GAZOLO, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. GAZZOLO, old and highly respected residents of Coulterville, and two children, a son and a daughter were born to the parents, who with their sorrowing mother survive to mourn their great and sad bereavement.
The above statement as to deceased having been found dead in bed is erroneous, and the facts are, that Mr. DePAULI had arrived with his family in Coulterville on a visit to relatives, Thursday evening of last week and the following morning was taken with Brights disease accompanied with paralysis, the ravages of which made such rapid progress that death relieved the unfortunate man's suffering Sunday morning.
Drs. KANE of Oakland, GOULD of Sonora and POND, of Groveland, were summoned but their skill was unavailing.
Mr. DePAULI was a man of sterling worth and commanded the respect of a large number of acquaintances, and his death in the prime of life is greatly deplored, while his widow and children as well as other relatives are entitled to the deepest sympathy.
BOEKENOOGEN-WALSH June 6, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
E. P. BOEKENOOGEN and Miss Ella WALSH were married in Salinas last Sunday. The groom is well known in Mariposa having been employed as a printer on the Gazette- Mariposan some six years ago.
THORNTON- DISQUE June 13, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Albert W. THORNTON of Turlock, California, and Miss Louise Anna DISQUE of Indianapolis, Indiana, were married in Stockton on the 6th inst. The groom about eighteen months since was employed for a few weeks as typo on, the Gazette since which time he has followed his calling of printer, in the thriving town of Turlock.
RUSHING-MURPHY June 13, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Mary E. MURPHY daughter of the late John S. MURPHY and Mrs. Polly MURPHY of Coulterville was married in Sonora Wednesday of last week to William J. RUSHING, who is in the employ of the government as a forest ranger. The bride who is a native of Coulterville has many friends who wish her every happiness in her married life.
TRENGROVE-KITTO June 13, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
S. J. TRENGROVE, a former resident of Mt. Bullion, and Miss Genevieve KITTO of Richmond were married in Oakland on Monday, the 1st inst., by the Rev. George WHITE. Mr. and Mrs. TENGROVE visited during last week at Mariposa and Mt. Bullion returning to Richmond at which city they will make their future home. The young couple have the heartiest wishes of their many friends for a life of every happiness.
CANEPA, Miss Edna June 13, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Edna CANEPA, daughter of Mr.
Mrs. James CANEPA of Bear Valley, died in St. Mary's hospital, San
at about 9 o'clock p.m., last Sunday, after a short illness with
fever. Miss CANEPA, who was twenty years of age, had been a resident of
San Francisco for the past year where the young lady had been preparing
herself at St. Mary's hospital for the profession of a nurse. Taken
Tuesday of last week, her young and promising life was blotted out in
five days from the time the death dealing disease first afflicted her.
She was a native of Bear Valley, to which town her remains were returned for burial, and the internment was in the Bear Valley cemetery Wednesday afternoon, and the last sad rites were attended by a large gathering of sorrowing relatives and sympathetic friends.
She is survived by a father, mother and young sister, who mourn their great and uncomforting loss, and who have the sincere sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.
HOUGHTON, Grant June 13, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Grant HOUGHTON.
HOUGHTON- In Los Angeles, June 5,
J. Grant HOUGHTON, beloved son of F. T. and N. J. HOUGHTON, and brother
of Fred S., Lincoln M. and Will S. HOUGHTON, Mrs. M. E. CLARK, Mrs. N.
PETERSON, Mrs. W. W. COLTRIN, Mrs. J. B. APPLING, Mrs. Edith IVY and
HOUGHTON, a native of Oakland, Cal., aged 34 years.
The above notice appearing in the San Francisco Call, chronicles the death of a young man well and favorably known in this county, where a considerable portion of the time he lived. It is not, at this time, positively known as to what caused Mr. HOUGHTON'S death, but it is rumored that he was a victim of a railroad accident at Los Angeles. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. T. HOUGHTON, are, and for many years have been, residents of Indian Gulch, and Mrs. Louis PETERSON, a sister, resides in Cathey's Valley. The parents and other relatives of the deceased are entitled to a full measure of sympathy for their loss.
PATE-LOWELL June 13, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
S. M. PATE, a former resident of
Valley, this county, and where he still has large land holdings as well
as other property, was married on June 3rd to Mrs. Lottie LOWELL of
county where the groom now also resides.
The wedding was celebrated at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel WILSON, parents of the bride, near Merced city, Rev. James Miles WEBB officiating.
SAIN-MARRE June 20, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued Tuesday to William W. SAIN and Miss Lizzie MARRE, both of Mt. Bullion.
STEELE- SHAW June 20, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Last Monday at 10 a.m. at his
in the court house, Judge TRABUCCO solemnized the marriage of Henry
of Merced Falls and Mrs. Henrietta SHAW of Jerseydale.
Mr. STEELE is a well known business man of Merced county and the bride is a sister of Robert STIPES of Hopeton and a former resident of Merced county.
SAIN-MARRE June 20, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
William W. SAIN and Miss Lizzie
were married Wednesday forenoon at the home of the bride's parents in
Bullion by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO. The wedding was a quiet affair, only
relatives being in attendance.
The bride who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carlo MARRE, for many years respected residents of Mt. Bullion, is a popular young lady and enjoys the friendship of all her numerous acquaintances. Mr. SAIN is a miner by occupation, which calling he has followed for several years in this County, since coming to this State from Colorado, the place of his nativity.
The happy couple immediately after the ceremony, took their departure for San Francisco and other coast points, where their honeymoon will be passed. The best wishes of their numerous friends go with them for a happy wedded life.
GORHAM-RODGERS June 20, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued late Thursday evening by Clerk GALLISON, authorizing Harry M. GORHAM and Florence H. RODGERS to wed. The contracting parties are members of a camping party and it was their desire to be united in the Mariposa Grove of big trees. The ceremony was performed yesterday.
STEVENSON-GOZZOLO June 27, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Tuesday last a license was issued by the Clerk authorizing the marriage of John H. STEVENSON of Kern City to Miss May GAZZOLO of Coulterville.
LAWRENCE-FRANK June 27, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage was issued Monday by Clerk GALLISON to John H. LAWRENCE of Mt. Bullion to marry Miss Anne FRANK of Whitlock.
LAWRENCE-FRANK June 27, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
At the home of Mrs. Theo. ARNDKE,
of the bride, in Whitlock, on Wednesday evening, June 24, 1908, at 9:45
p.m., John H. LAWRENCE and Miss Annie J. FRANK were united in marriage
by Rev. C. W. LONG of Mariposa.
Mr. LAWRENCE, for several months past a resident of Mt. Bullion, is formerly from Nevada City, Cal., and by occupation a minor.
Miss FRANK is one of Mariposa county's charming young ladies, born and reared in the vicinity of Whitlock.
The beautiful and impressive ring ceremony, that binds wealth and comfort in one to the other, was used for the nuptial tie. After a short interval for congratulations, the newly wedded couple led the way to a table dressed with delicacies and wholesome viands, set in individual dishes around, and decorated with white roses and maiden hair fern, giving a delightful taste to both eye and appetite. It goes without saying that everyone enjoyed the spread and partook freely of the repast.
When all had well filled and were ready to depart, a hideous noise broke loose on the outside. Tin cans, buckets, sticks and barrel staves began to cry out in lamentation for the unusual occasion, mourning in advance the departure of Whitlock's charming belle.
Mr. and Mrs. LAWRENCE left Whitlock for Mariposa on the same evening of their marriage, enroute to Nevada City, California, where they will make their future home. They were accompanied by Thos. HARRY of Mt. Bullion.
A host of friends join in congratulations and hearty good wishes for a long and prosperous voyage on the matrimonial sea.
LEMBERT, Jake June 27, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Jake LEMBERT.
Jacob LEMBERT, a well known
in and around Mariposa for many years, died at the county hospital
night of last week at the age of 83 years.
Deceased was a native of Germany but migrated to this county and settled with his father and family in New York, when a boy. Deceased was unmarried. He is survived by several brothers and sisters who are residents of New York. The late John LEMBERT, at one time owner of the soda spring at Tuolumne Meadows, was a brother.
Vitals July 1908 Mariposa Gazette
July 4, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 4, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
CAMIN- In Cathey's Valley, June 30, 1908, to the wife of A. A. CAMIN a son.
SMITHER- Near Bootjack, July 1, 1908, to the wife of Chas. SMITHER, a son.
HALLINAN- In Coulterville, June 28, 1908, to the wife of Thomas HALLINAN, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
RECTOR-NICHOLLS July 4, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Judge E. N. RECTOR of Merced county's Superior Court, was married in Oakland last Tuesday to Miss Lillian M. NICKOLLS of that city. The Judge and bride will spend their honeymoon in the southern part of the state.
BREWER-CHALFANT July 4, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Frank BREWER and Miss Alice CHALFANT were united in marriage June 26th, at Justice of the Peace SMITH'S office in Fresno. The bride is a popular young lady of Raymond and the groom is an industrious young man of Green Mountain. Their many friends wish them all happiness in their married life.
WARREN, Mrs. George July 4, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Word reached Coulterville yesterday of the death of Mrs. George WARREN in Modesto. The deceased was a daughter-in-law of Mrs. Thos. DUNSTAN of this place. Besides her husband she leaves a young child to mourn her loss.
STEVENSON-GAZZOLO July 4, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
in Coulterville, on Wednesday the 24th ult., at 11 o'clock a.m., was
a quiet but pretty wedding, when May Margaret, the charming and
daughter of those worthy people, became the wife of John Henry
a prominent young business man of Kern City.
The bride was becomingly attired in a dress of white mouseline de soe, with veil and orange blossoms, which effectively added to her natural charms and grace and made her an unusually pretty bride.
The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. Father FITZGERALD in the presence of, with a few exceptions, only relatives of the contracting parties.
Mrs. William MAZE of Lathrop, a sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and Hubert BUCHENAU, Sr., of Oakland was best man.
After the ceremony that united for life the happy couple, a wedding breakfast was served. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. James GAZZOLO, Coulterville; Mr. and Mrs. H. BUCHENAU, Oakland; Mrs. J. L. DePAULI, Kern City; Mr. and Mrs. James S. GAZZOLO, Coulterville; Mrs. G. CAMISSIONA, Coulterville; Al DOMENICONI, San Antonio; Norman MAZE, Lathrop and Misses Eugenia BOISSE, Aurelia BOGOLIO and Lena BARBARINO of Coulterville.
About 3 o'clock p.m. Mr. and Mrs. STEVENSON departed for Sonora and from there will go south, their honeymoon itinerary which include the city of Mexico before they return to Kern City, their future home. They take with them the best wishes of their many sincere friends for a long life of unalloyed happiness and prosperity.
DALE, Thomas July 4, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Thomas DALE.
Thomas DALE, a native of England died at his home in Mt. Bullion Wednesday evening, July 1st, at about 6 o'clock from chronic heart disease, at the age of 53 years. The deceased had been a resident of this county for the past eight years, having come here from Virginia city where he had for a number of years been engaged in the mining business. His home since coming to Mariposa county has been at Mariposa and Mt. Bullion, where he also followed the occupation of mining. He served for a time in the U. S. army in which his rank was that of a captain. Mr. DALE was na honest, industrious and exemplary citizen, and his death is greatly deplored by his many acquaintance. While it was known that he was suffering from ill health for some time, his immediate death was totally unexpected, which makes the shock more severe. He is survived by his wife and son, Edgar, who have the sympathy of the entire community in their grievous loss. Mr. DALE was a member of the F. & A. M. and his funeral was under the auspices of that order and the internment in the Mariposa Masonic cemetery yesterday at 2 o'clock p.m.
HILL, Thomas July 4, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Thomas HILL.
Thomas HILL, the noted artist,
night at Raymond. He had been an invalid for several years, and having
grown more feeble each year, his death was not unexpected. His body
be shipped to Oakland for internment.
Mr. HILL was well known in the world of art, excelling in landscape work. His gifted brush enabled him to put the beauty and grandeur of Yosemite on canvass to a greater extent than any other artist. His paintings of the valley he loved have a worldwide reputation, many of them occupying places in great art galleries. HILL'S studio at Wawona, where for years he had spent each summer, is one of the prettiest and most interesting collections of objects of beauty and curios, and is the delight of all sightseers who go that way.- Madera Tribune, July 1st.
PECK-FARNSWORTH July 4, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
The following account of the
of a young lady formerly a resident of Mariposa, where she has
and a host of friends, is taken from the Merced Sun of June 27th.
This morning at 10 o'clock, at the home of the bride on Eighteenth street, there was a pretty wedding, which united the destinies of Lorin A. PECK and Elizabeth June FARNSWORTH, Rev. James Miles WEBB was the officiant, using an abridged form of the ring ceremony.
The wedding was witness by only the members of the two parties. The bbride wore a handsome gown ofgreen chiffon taffeta silk and carried a bouquet of carnations and ferns. Her going away costume was a blue tailor suit, white lace shirt waist and hat to match.
Just after the ceremony an elegant ice course was enjoyed. The happy young people were recipients of many handsome presents. They drove by auto to Atwater, where they took the 11:20 train for the city. They will make their home in Gilroy, where Mr. PECK has recently established a business.
Mrs. PECK has grown into beautiful womanhood in Merced, being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. FARNSWORTH. She has a large circle of admiring friends who regret to lose her from Merced. Mr. PECK is a young man of strong, sterling character, who has already achieved an enviable degree of success. He is the son of H. G. PECK, superintendent of the Merced county hospital.
The congratulations and best wishes of the entire community follow Mr. and Mrs. PECK.
SEIGFELDT, Chas. July 11, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Chas. SEIGFELDT, a native of
and aged about 64 years, committed suicide by shooting himself in the
with a shot gun on July 6th, at a point near the Yosemite Valley
about two miles up the river from Merced Falls.
The old man about one year ago was struck by a train of the valley road and suffered an injury of his head, and it was said that he had not been in his right mind since that time, and was generally regarded as being "nutty." He had been drinking heavily lately and it is reported that he had recently threatened self destruction.
An inquest held by Coroner D. E. JOHNSON the day following his death elicited the foregoing facts.
TURNER, Mrs. N. H. July 11, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. N. H. TURNER
Mrs. Newton H. TURNER, who was
to Clark's sanitarium in Stockton from Mt. Bullion, about two weeks
died in that institution Wednesday, and her remains were brought to
and interred in the public cemetery yesterday afternoon. Mrs. TURNER
a native of this county and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
RAMSDEN, who for a great number of years lived in the Brideport
The deceased is survived by her husband and three children to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate wife and mother. Several brothers and sisters survive the lady, whose unusually sad and pathetic death is the cause of widespread sorrow.
MARRE-TRENGROVE July 18, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Charles F. MARRE and Elizabeth
were quietly married at the residence of Rev. C. W. LONG in Mariposa,
at 2:45 p.m. The ceremony that united these young people for life was
by the Rev. LONG.
Both bride and groom are residents of Mt. Bullion where Mr. MARRE was born and reared, he being the a son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlo MARRE, and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel TRENGROVE. Both are popular and worthy people, who, in every respect merit complete happiness in their married life.
They were passengers on the Le Grand stage Thursday morning for Oakland, San Francisco and other coast points, where their honeymoon will be enjoyed.
NOCE-WALLACE July 18, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A quiet wedding was celebrated at the residence of F. F. YOCUM in Mariposa last Saturday afternoon at four o'clock, when Miss Stella WALLACE of Mariposa became the wife of Fred NOCE of Bear Valley. The nuptial knot was tied by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO in the presence of relatives of the bride. Mrs. NOCE is a sister of Mrs. YOACUM and a charming young lady with a host of friends. The groom is a young man of exemplary habits, a miner by occupation, and also enjoys a wide circle of friends who will wish for him and his bride a life of uninterrupted happiness. They will make their home in Bear Valley.
McGURK-THOMPSON July 18, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Last Thursday morning at eight o'clock,
TRABUCCO, at his chambers in the court house, united in marriage John
McGURK of Ben Hur and Mrs. May THOMPSON, late of Santa Rosa. The groom
is quite extensively engaged in the stock raising business and is well
and favorably known in this county. The residence of the bride in this
county dates back but a brief period.
Both of the contracting parties have many friends to wish them well in their wedded life.
GUEST, Lorin July 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Lorin, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam GUEST, died in Hornitos, Cal., July 18, 1908, of pneumonia, superintended by whooping cough. He was a lovely child, two months and fourteen days old, and always seemed too pure for earth. The funeral took place from the residence of the grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. SPAGNOLI, Sunday afternoon. Internment in Hornitos cemetery. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved parents as they bow to the will of Him who hath said, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
LOPEZ-AROS July 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
John LOPEZ and Caroline AROS both residents of Bear Valley, were married in Mariposa Monday, Rev. C. W. LONG , officiating.
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WARE- At Canaea, Sonora, Mexico, July 24th, 1908, to the wife of Alfred WARE, a daughter.
STANDART- At Signal Peak, Mariposa county, July 26, 1908, to the wife of Lowell STANDART, a son.
LONG- In Mariposa, July 25th, 1908, to the wife of Rev. C. W. LONG, a daughter.
HARVEY- In Mariposa, July 30th, 1908, to the wife of Frank HARVEY, a daughter.
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LAUDER- At Bennett, Mariposa county, August 1, 1908, to the wife of Albert W. LAUDER, a son.
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EGENHOFF- In Merced, August 12th, 1908, to the wife of F. X. EGENHOFF.
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BRANSON- HARIGAN August 1, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
James S. BRANSON of Hornitos and Miss Ethel HARIGAN of Merced were quietly married in Stockton Saturday evening of last week. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. SINK of the Conregational church. The groom, who formerly resided in this town, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. BRANSON of Hornitos, where he was born and lived nearly his entire life.
LAIRD, Robert Robinson August 1, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of R. R. LAIRD.
Robert Robinson LAIRD, native of
and for practically all his life a resident of Mariposa county, died in
Merced, where he had gone for treatment, last Wednesday evening. His
was not unexpected as he had been a sufferer with dropsy for several
and it was generally feared that his tenure of life was short.
"Bob" LAIRD was an honest and upright citizen and as such, rightly commanded the respect and confidence of his fellowmen. He was 49 years of age and his home was in Oakvale district, where he followed the occupation of farming and stockraising, which business he had been engaged in for many years.
Deceased was unmarried but is survived by his mother and several brothers and sisters.
The remains were brought to this county and laid to rest yesterday in the family plot at Given's Grove, near Hornitos.
RUST, Abram August 8, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Abram, the little twelve year months old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. RUST, died in Mariposa Friday morning of last week. The remains of the child were laid to rest in the Mariposa public cemetery the following day.
McGouran- REVEL August 8, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued on Wednesday to S. H. F. McGOURAN and Miss Louise J. REVEL, both of Jerseydale. The wedding of these two young people will be solemnized at the home of the bride's mother next Monday evening.
CLARK, Mrs. Nancy August 8, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Found Dead In Bed.
Mrs. Nancy CLARK of Cathey's Valley, mother of Mrs. S. C. GANN, was found dead in bed at her home on the morning of the 6th inst. The deceased, who was 88 years of age, had retired the previous evening in her usual good health and the discovery of her dead body was a surprise and shock to relatives. An inquest was held and a verdict of death due to old age and natural causes was rendered.
SMITH, Marius August 8, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Killed by Electricity.
Marius SMITH, a native of Denmark
aged about 24 years, was almost instantly killed while working in the
Gains Mine, Saturday of last week by electricity.
The fatal accident occurred on the eight hundred foot level of the mine and was no doubt the result of his hand coming in contact with a live wire while in the act of ringing for the skip. The deceased had suffered an electric shock prior to this one and on that account was not in a healthy condition, his heart being affected, and it did not require a heavy voltage to produce death.
An inquest was held and the jury returned a verdict of "death from natural causes, superinduced by an electric shock."
OLIVER-SHIMER August 15, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Nettie J. SHIMER and Author L. OLIVER were married in Sonora, August 5th. The bride is a native of Coulterville and a daughter of George SHIMER, one of Coulterville's well known and substantial citizens.
PEREGOY, Clarence August 15, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Clearence, the little five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. PEREGOY, who reside on the Shippee ranch, in Merced county, was buried in Mariposa Sunday last. The boy's death occurred in Merced Friday of last week, where he had been taken for treatment for nose bleed caused by having his nose hurt while at play. Other complications set in and caused death.
MILLER, Frank F. August 15, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Baby.
It is with great sadness that we
the death of little Frank F., the twelve months old child of Mr. and
Frank F. MILLER of Mariposa. Death occurred Thursday morning at
where the mother and child were visiting. Bowel trouble after an
of but a few days was responsible for the little boys death.
The remains were brought to Mariposa last night, accompanied by the grief stricken parents. Mr. MILLER having been summoned from Mariposa to the bedside of his dying son a short time before his death.
The funeral will be held this morning from the family residence and the internment will be in the Mariposa Masonic cemetery. To the saddened parents and other aggrieved relatives there is extended general heartfelt sympathy.
WALLER August 15, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
WALLER- In Oakvale, August 8th,
Bernice, beloved wife of Arthur WALLER, aged 31 years.
The above words mark the closing of the earthly career of a young woman who has lived her entire life in this county. Mrs. WALLER, nee Bernice PROBASCO, was born in Oakvale in 1878, and her early life was spent there. In 1900 she was married to Authur B. WALLER and for several years was a resident of Whiterock. A few months ago she and her husband moved to Oakvale, where she died on the morning of August 8th, at her old home.
Mrs. WALLER has been a sufferer for years and despite all medical assistance could do she finally succumbed to the insidious disease, lung trouble.
Besides a young husband she leaves a father, Jacob PROBASCO, three sisters and two brothers to mourn her untimely departure. The sisters are, Mrs. A. HELM, Mrs. E. WILHOITE and Miss Lenora PROBASCO. The brothers are William and Edward PROBASCO.
The internment was in the family cemetery, Sunday at 2 p.m. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends followed the remains to the grave thus paying the last tribute of respect to the departed one.
Green be the turf above thee,
Friend of my better days;
None knew thee but to love thee,
None named thee but to praise.
Green Mountain, Aug. 11, 1908.
McGOURAN-REVEL August 15, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Monday morning at the residence of
groom's parents, S. H. T. McGOURAN and Miss Louisa REVEL were joined in
the holy bonds of wedlock, Rev. C. K. WESTFALL officiating.
The parlor was beautifully decorated with ferns and roses for the occasion, and presented a very unique appearance. The bride was very beautiful, being attired in a heavy brocaded silk dress, long veil and orange blossoms, carrying a bunch of white carnations and ferns. The groom was dressed in the customary black.
After the final word had been spoken, pronouncing them man and wife, they received the hearty congratulations of those assembled, then proceeded to the dinning room where they partook of a fine supper. While eating they were surprised at hearing cow-bells, shooting and talking. The groom going to the door, found many of the young folk assembled to charivari them and wish them happiness and prosperity. They all joined and had a very sumptuous repast.
The bride and groom left soon after for San Francisco and southern cities where they will spend their honeymoon.
The groom is a estimable young man of Mariposa county and the bride is the charming daughter of Mrs. M. REVEL.
Only immediate friends and relatives were present. Many beautiful presents were received, among which were some handsome pieces of silverware.
McCAULEY-MEYER August 22, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
John J. McCAULEY of El portal and Miss Annie MEYER of Groveland were married at the latter place on the 12th inst. The groom is well known in Mariposa where hee formerly lived and attended school. He has exemplary habits, is industrious, and his friends will wish for him and his bride a happy wedded life.
CORNETT-OWENS August 22, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in San Francisco on August 18th inst., to John R. CORNETT of Cathey's Valley, Mariposa county, and Miss Sadie L. OWENS of Fresno, Cal.
KNUCKLEY-ASHWORTH August 22, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A Dumb Wedding.
On Wednesday, the 19th inst., a
wedding was celebrated at Mormon Bar, when John KNUCKLEY of Grass
led to the altar Miss Jessie ASHWORTH of Mariposa. Both principals are
deaf and dumb and it required an unusually capable officer to tie the
knot. This personage was found in Justice W. A. SCOTT, who can talk as
freely with his fingers as with his tongue. The witnesses to the
were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas HART, for whose benefit the sign language was
reduced to writing.
A sumptuous supper was served at 6 o'clock p.m. and the newly wedded couple left next morning for their future home in Grass Valley.
LEMERIEL, August August 22, 190 Mariposa Gazette
August LAMERIEL, an old time resident of Coulterville and vicinity, was found dead at the Mary HARRISON mine, near Coulterville, of which he was keeper, on the 11th inst. Deceased was a native of France and 75 years of age. He was buried the day following his death at Coulterville under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. of which order he was a member.
GRIBBLE, John August 22, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of an Old Resident.
A letter was received a short time
conveying to Mariposans the information that John GRIBBLE had died in
City, Nevada, on the 7th of the present month.
Mr. GRIBBLE was a son-in-law of John MITCHELL, several years since prominent as superintendent and foreman of mines in this county. Deceased was also a miner by occupation and worked as such in various mines of the county.
McKINSZIE-GEAR August 29, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
On the 26th inst., at Napa, former Sheriff George S. McKINZIE of Napa county married Mrs. Mildred D. GEAR, the charming young widow of the late George Davis GEAR, who was appointed Judge of the United States Circuit Court in the Hawaiian Islands by President McKINLEY. The bride resided several years ago in New Years, this county, where she owned certain mining interests.
GORDON-GANUZENHUBER August 29, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Merced.
A marriage license was issued late yesterday afternoon to William GORDON, age 23, and a resident of Mariposa, and Sophie GAUZENHUBER, aged 26, whose home is San Jose. They were married this afternoon by Rev. James Miles WEBB at the Cumberland Presbyterian manse. - Merced Sun August 25th.
THRASHER, Mrs. S. M. H. August 29, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Noble Woman.
Mrs. S. M. H. THRASHER died at her home in San Leandro, Alameda county, on the 17th inst., aged 85 years. She was a sister of Miss N. Z. WOODWARD, formerly of Merced. For several years in early days Mrs. THRASHER taught school in Hornitos and was well known in Mariposa county and had many friends in Merced. In 1863 she was married to Dr. THRASHER and in 1868 they wen to San Leandro to reside and remained there until their death. Dr. THRASHER died last fall.- Merced Star.
TURNER, Mrs. J. N. August 29, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of J. N. TURNER
Mrs. Jesse N. TURNER of Mt.
who about two months ago was removed to Clark's Sanitarium in Stockton,
suffering from a religious mania, died in that institution on
morning of this week.
Mrs. TURNER was a native of this county and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DORSEY RAMSDEN, for many years residents of Bridgeport district.
The deceased is survived by her husband and three small children to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate wife and mother. Several brothers and sisters also survive the lady, whose sad death is the cause of widespread sorrow.
The body was brought to Mariposa and will be buried in the public cemetery above town to-day.
Another sister, Mrs. Newton H. TURNER, died in the same institution on July 9th, 1908.
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MADDOX- In Oakland, Sept. 9th, 1908, to the wife of B. M. MADDOX, of Visalia, a son.
September 19, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
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ORME, Mrs. September 5, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. ORME, mother of John ORME of Ben Hur, died at the home of her son last Sunday morning. Old age was the cause of death, she being over 90 years of age. The internment was had in Ben Hur cemetery on Monday.
BOISSE, Louis September 5, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
After an illness of many months, morning at his home here and by his death the community loses a worthy and upright member and one whose place cannot be filled. The deceased was a native of Coulterville, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. BOISSE, and aged about 47 years. He was unmarried and resided with his sister, Miss E. BOISSE, who is the only member of the family that survives him. He was a prominent member of the Knights of Pythias and it was under the auspices of that order that the funeral was held this afternoon. a large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place, and by their presence bore testimony of the high regard in which he was held by all who have known him from childhood.
COVEL and KEMP, births September 5, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Since my last letter the stork has been busy in Coulterville and left little strangers at the homes of J. W. KEMP and James COVEL. A daughter to the wife of the former and a son to the wife of the latter.
LANDRUM Jesse B. September 19, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
It is reported that Jesse B. LANDRUM, a brother of Simeon LAMDRUM, died at his home on the Merced river Thursday evening of last week. While the report of his death is undoubtedly authentic, we have no information as to the particulars. Deceased was about 42 years of age and resided for many years in Colorado district. He had been in ill health for a long time.
WESTFALL-PROBASCO September 19, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
John C. WESTFALL, son of Mr. and
J. D. WESTFALL of Ben Hur and Miss Lenora PROBASCO, daughter of Jacob
of the same district, were married in Merced on Tuesday the 15th. Rev.
James Miles WEBB of the Cumberland Presbyterian church being the
Both the contracting parties are natives of Mariposa county and have many friends who will wish them a happy married life.
MULLERY, Mrs. Elizabeth September 26, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. MULLERY.
MULLERY- In San Rafael, Sept. 17,
Mrs. Elizabeth MULLERY, mother of John J., Michael J., Jennie M.
and Mrs. Margaret A. E. TURNER, and sister of Mrs. Margaret K. BOGAN.
The above notice appearing in the S. F. Call of September 19th, chronicles the death of a lady well known in Mariposa. She resided in this town for several years with her son, ex-Sheriff J. J. MULLERY and family, leaving here in 1891 for Madera at which latter place she lived for some time prior to making San Rafael her permanent home. She was a native of Ireland and 95 years of age. Mrs. MULLERY came to America at an early age and settled in St. Louis where she met and was married to Mr. MULLERY, whom she survived. Deceased was a kind christian lady and had many friends who will be pained to learn of her death.
McFARLAND, Judge Thomas September 26, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Judge McFARLAND Dead.
Judge Thomas B. McFARLAND, who died in San Francisco Wednesday of last week, was one of the oldest and ablest of our Supreme Court Justices. He occupied the supreme bench for twenty-two years and prior to his elevation to that important judicial post had held the office of District and Superior Judge, the latter office in Sacramento county. Henry A. MELVIN of Oakland, had been nominated by the Republicans and Frank J. MURASKY of San Francisco, by the Democrats, to fill the unexpired term on the supreme bench made vacant by the death of Judge McFARLAND.
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GANN- In Mariposa, Sept. 28, to the wife of E. J. GANN, a daughter.
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UTTER-WULBURN October 3, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Lola WULBURN and Wm. C. UTTER
united in marriage at Fresno on Saturday evening. The ceremony was
by Rev. W. B. McELWEE at the Presbyterian parsonage, and was witnessed
by only a few friends of the young couple.
Mr. UTTER and his bride returned here yesterday and will live in their home on D street.
Both are amongst Madera's best known young people and are extremely popular. During the few years that the bride has lived here she has made many friends by her bright nature and lovable manner. The groom is city clerk of Madera and is one of our most industrious and reliable young men.
The many friends of the young couple extend hearty congratulations. - Madera Tribune, Sept. 28.
Both bride and groom are natives of Mariposa county, the former being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry WULBURN, and granddaughter of A. B. REDMAN of Cathey's Valley. The groom is a son of E. S. UTTER, a former prominent resident of this county.
GLOVER, George October 3, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
George GLOVER Dead.
The Sacramento Bee of the 30th ult. publishes the account of the burial of George J. GLOVER at Oroville on that date. No information is given as to the cause of death. Mr. GLOVER, who was 46 years of age, was a miner by occupation and for a long time worked in the Mariposa mine at this town, where he was well and favorably known. He left Mariposa about three years ago and has since been employed in the mines of Butte county. He was a skilled miner and always commanded good wages. Deceased is survived by three brothers, Milton of Sterling City, Arthur and S. A. GLOVER of Mojave.
BULLARD, Albert October 3, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Albert BULLARD.
Albert BULLARD a nephew of Mrs. R.
PROUTY of this town, died in Merced last Sunday. The cause of death was
tuberculosis from which he had long been a sufferer. Deceased was a
of La Grange, Stanislaus county. For years Mr. BULLARD was foreman of
& Lux, having had charge of their vast number of sheep.
He was 43 years of age and an industrious and upright man. His remains were interred beside those of his mother in the La Grange cemetery on the 27th ult., and the funeral was largely attended. Among the relatives who attended the last sad rites, were Mr. and Mrs. R. A. PROUTY of Mariposa.
BRANSON, Mrs. Elizabeth October 10, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. BRANSON.
Mrs. Emaline BRANSON aged 72 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. PEARD, in Mt. Bullion, Friday of last week, death being due to general debility consequent upon old age. The deceased was the wife of the late Isaac BRANSON and her home was in Snow Creek district for many years prior to the death of Mr. BRANSON which occurred about eight years ago. The late Mrs. BRANSON was the mother of six living children, four sons and two daughters, viz: Hiram W. BRANSON, William W. BRANSON and Joseph BRANSON of Darrah, this county, and R. W. BRANSON of Hornitos, sons, and Mrs. Martha PEARD, of Mt. Bullion and Mrs. John TURNER of Darrah, daughters. Mrs. BRANSON the deceased, was a kind and affectionate woman, a christian lady, and many were the tears of genuine sorrow shed at her tomb in Quartzburg when the remains of this noble women were laid to rest on Monday of the present week.
ADAMS-REDMAN October 10, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Morgan ADAMS of Merced and Miss Ethel REDMAN, daughter of John H. REDMAN of Cathey's Valley were married in Oakland on the 3rd inst. The groom is a native of this county and a son of Judge ADAMS of Hornitos. Both the contracting parties are popular and have the best wishes of many friends for a happy wedded life.
DUNSTALL-THOMAS October 17, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
C. O. DUNSTALL, chief clerk of the Sentinel Hotel, in Yosemite, will be married in Berkeley, October 20th. The bride elect is Miss Marie THOMAS, daughter of Captain and Mrs. H. C. THOMAS of Berkeley.
BAUER, birth October 17, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Born, to the wife of Julian BAUER a daughter, at Hornitos, Sept. 25th.
PROUTY-PITCHFORD October 17, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Married at Mt. Bullion.
Two of Mariposa county's popular
people were joined in the bonds of matrimony at Mt. Bullion on Saturday
evening last, the contracting parties being Asa A. PROUTY of Mariposa
Miss Mabel PITCHFORD of Mt. Bullion. The ceremony was performed at the
home of the bride's parents by Rev. C. H. REYBORN and the happy couple
were assisted through the affair by Charles McELLIGOTT as groomsman,
Miss Adeline TRABUCCO as bridesmaid. After the ceremony and
the young friends and the couple tendered them a dance that was a very
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. PITCHFORD of Mt. Bullion, a charming and prepossessing young lady and a favorite among her acquaintances.
Asa A. PROUTY the groom, is a native of Mariposa county, the son of Sheriff and Mrs. R. A. PROUTY, an industrious and saving young man and very popular with his associates.
The young couple left Mariposa this morning for Richmond, Cal. where Mr. PROUTY holds a lucrative position, and where they intend making their home.
Their friends, one and all are a unit in wishing them a pleasant and happy voyage on the sea of matrimony.
by Steve Miller
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October 12, 1908
Asa A. Prouty, native of Ca age 24 yrs
resident of Richmond, Contra Costa Co, CA
Mabel G. Pitchford, native of Nevada age 19 yrs
resident of Mt Bullion, Mariposa Co, CA
his race: white her: white
witnesses: Adeline Trabucco, Mt Bullion and Chas McElligott, Mariposa
C. H. Reyburn, Pastor Presbyterian Church of Mariposa
MINOR-MORRISSEY October 24, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
The cottage home of Mrs. M. I. ROWLAND, on Saturday evening last, was the scene of a very quiet but pleasant wedding, the contracting parties being Miss Dora MORRISSEY of Sacramento and Dr. H. E. MINOR, a prominent dentist and mine promoter of this place. The impressive nuptial ceremony of the Presbyterian church was performed by Rev. C. H. REYBURN. The happy couple will make their future home in Mariposa. The Gazette joins the many friends of Dr. and Mrs. MINOR in wishing them a happy and prosperous future.
JONES, W. A. October 31, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Drummer.
W. A. JONES, traveling representative of the Tileman & Bendel Co. of San Francisco, is dead, according to a letter received by W. R. BRAY, from that company. Mr. JONES has made many trips to Mariposa and had many friends here who will hear of his death with regret.
GORDON-SMITHER October 31, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
At high noon on Wednesday last, October 28th, Henry M. GORDON and Miss Annie SMITHER were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. SMITHER, near Miama, by W. A. SCOTT, J.P., After the ceremony and congratulations the bride and groom and assembled friends and relatives sat down to a beautifully prepared wedding meal. The young couple are to well known in this community to need any eulogy from the Gazette. They have gone to the southern part of the State to spend their honeymoon, after which they will, on their return, reside near Mariposa. The Gazette joins with their many friends in extending congratulations.
ZINKAND, Henry October 31, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
MET HIS DEATH.
Automobile Scares Horses, Mn is Killed as the Result.
Henry ZINKAND, of Mt. Bullion met
an accident Monday last that caused his death Wednesday.
The facts of the accident as this paper received them are as follows: Mr. ZINKAND was riding on a ore wagon driven by Joe CHOISSER on the road near Mt. Bullion when the outfit was met by an automobile driven by F. C. LONGE, manager of the Mt. Gaines mine. The horses, not being used to autos, became frightened and began to rear and plunge and tried to leave the road. The unfortunate man, fearing that they would do some damage, started to jump from the wagon to get to the heads of the leaders so as to hold them while the auto passed, but in some unaccountable way he got caught between the wheel and the grafe, or the wagon bed, and tore the flesh from the bones of his leg in a frightful manner.
He was taken to Mt. Bullion in a dying condition from loss of blood. A physician was sent for and came immediately. He sewed the wound, stopped the flow of blood, and did all in his power to save the life of the patient, but he was a weak to rally and died two days following the accident.
The funeral took place at Mariposa yesterday. Internment in Catholic cemetery.
ROSE-GORDO October 31, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Married at Hornitos.
One of the prettiest weddings of
season took place Tuesday morning at the church of St. Catherine in
the contracting parties being Joe Silver ROSE of Indian Gulch and Miss
Angie Silver ROSE of Indian Gulch and Miss Mary GORDO of Cathey's
Will GORDO acted as best man and Miss Agnie Silver ROSE as bridesmaid.
The affair was truly a Catholic wedding, both parties being Catholics.
Quite a sound instruction was given to the contracting parties on the
of Christian man and woman in the married life and sound admonition on
the evils of divorce. The affair as replete with festivity and the
beautifully adorned with large bouquets furnished by friends for the
The couple was joined in wedlock by the solemn rite of the Catholic
and pronounced their nuptials on the steps of the altar of the
The bride was becomingly gowned in white silk, bridal veil and orange
The young man wore the conventional broad cloth and orange blossom
Many congratulations and good wishes were offered them by Rev. Father FITZGERALD and immediate relatives. The couple departed for Fresno on their honeymoon. We wish them every success in their future life.
ROSE-GORDO & GORDON-SMITHER October 31, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Marriage License Issued.
Marriage licenses have been issued since Saturday last By County Clerk GALLISON, as follows: Joe V. S. ROSE, a young farmer of Cathey's Valley and Miss Mary L. GORDO of Indian Gulch, license issued Saturday : Henry M. GORDON, Mariposa and Miss Annie C. SMITHER of Darrah, license issued Monday.
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Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
ZINKAND, Mr. November 7, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
In the matter of the unfortunate accident by which Mr. ZINKAND lost his life, Mr. LONGE, the superintendent of the Mt. Gaines mine wishes us to express his deep regret and give his heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and friends of the deceased; but at the same time he wishes to disclaim any responsibility or fault for the unfortunate occurrence. Mr. R. W. BRANSON was in the automobile with Mr. LONGE and both men gave practically the same account of the occurrence. Both men saw Mr. ZINDAND'S team, or the team he was with. it was standing perfectly still, with one man at the heads of the leaders and the other man sitting on the ground. They slowed down to about five miles an hour and passed by without even knowing that an accident had taken place. It was not until after the unfortunate man was dead and buried that either of these gentlemen knew that any injury had been done. On close inquiry we have been able to corroborate the above by other responsible parties. Had Mr. LONGE had the slightest suspicion that an accident had happened he says he would of stopped and rendered all assistance in his power. We meet Mr. LONGE in his automobile almost every day and we will say that he has always been courteous and careful in passing us and we have never had any cause to complain. Of his actions on the public highway on any occasion.
LAUDER, William Robert November 7, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Little William Robert LAUDER, son
Mr. and Mrs. Albert W. LAUDER, died last Friday night, Oct. 23d. Little
William was just 3 years, 1 month and 12 days old. A short time ago he
caught a severe cold and grippe from which he had apparently recovered,
when bowel trouble set in, developing into inflammation from which he
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, Plainsburg,
was beautifully decorated, Sunday afternoon, Rev. HAWKINS preaching the
funeral sermon. He comforted the parents and relatives with the
that they could again see their little Willie, that Heaven in future
be more dear to them because of their treasure which it held. After the
services the remains were conducted to the Plainsburg cemetery where
were borne to their last resting place by four little girls clad in
The pall bearers were Edith CLOW, Rose WALLIS, Myrtle JONES and Gladys
MORLEY. The tiny mound was completely covered with flowers, a loving
from sympathizing friends. Little Willie was an unusually bright boy,
sweet winning ways won all hearts and the parents and relatives have
sincere sympathy of all in their great sorrow.
WILLIAMS- CADAMARTORI November 14, 1908 Mariposa
A marriage license was issued Saturday last to Anthony O. WILLIAMS of Hunter's Valley, and Amelia R. CADAMARTORI of Hornitos. The couple were married by the Rev. Father FITZGERALD on Tuesday.
REVIS, Helen November 14, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Women Takes Own Life.
Helen REVIS, a woman of the half
committed suicide at Raymond Thursday night. She shot herself through
head with a revolver, the bullet entering over the right ear and coming
out on the other side. tragedy occurred in a house of ill fame at about
11 o'clock. Several persons where in the house at the time, the women
in the crowd. She excused herself and went to her room, where a moment
later a shot was heard. She was found lying across her bed with a
close to her head. Medical assistance was gotten at once, but the women
was past aid. She lived until 11 o'clock next day, but never regained
Her act was a shocking surprise to her associates, as they had never
her to give any intimidation that she intended taking her own life.
The deceased was a native of Belgium, aged 34 years. She leaves a mother and two brothers in Belgium, but no relatives in this country.
Coroner Jay went to Raymond yesterday and held the inquest. The coroner's verdict was in accordance with the above facts. The body was brought here for burial. - Madera Tribune, Nov. 7.
The deceased was formerly a resident of Mariposa and was known as "Belgian Hare."
BAXTER, Tom November 14, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
TOM BAXTER KILLED.
A Quarrel between BAXTER and TRABUCCO Ends Fatally.
Tuesday morning last Mariposa
were all excited by the news from Mt. Bullion, by telephone, that Frank
TRABUCCO, Jr. had killed Tom BAZTER at that place.
Sheriff Prouty, District Attorney ADAIR, Coroner JOHNSON and others went to the scene of the killing at once and on their arrival found that the report was too true.
The trouble over family affairs in which the public is not concerned.
BAXTER and TRABUCCO were cousins by marriage and bad blood had existed between them for some time.
Tuesday morning TRABUCCO, who resides with his grand-mother at Bear Valley where he is engaged in the cattle business, came to Mt. Bullion on business and met BAXTER, who was a resident of the place, engaged in blacksmithing there. A quarrel was the result of the meeting, but mutual friends interfered and trouble was averted for the time being, but not for long as the two met soon after in front of the hotel. Hot words passed and it is claimed BAXTER struck TRABUCCO and a shot was fired, the bullet passing through TRABUCCO'S left hand and entered BAXTER'S body just below the heart, killing him instantly.
The wound in TRABUCCO'S hand is a painful one though not dangerous. It was dressed by Dr. GALLISON and TRABUCCO was taken in charge by Sheriff PROUTY an din the afternoon lodged in the Mariposa jail, where he will remain until preliminary examination.
Tom BAXTER, the dead man, was a native of Ireland, had been a resident of Mt. BULLION for a number of years, where he conducted a blacksmiths shop and was well liked. Almost two years ago the deceased was married to Miss Ellen TRABUCCO, daughter of John B. TRABUCCO of Mt. Bullion, and a cousin of the prisoner.
Coroner JOHNSON and a jury held an inquest Wednesday, the verdict being" Death caused by a gunshot wound inflicted by the hands of Frank TRABUCCO, Jr."
The funeral of BAXTER took place from the home of his father-in-law, John B. TRABUCCO, Thursday, and the remains wee buried in the cemetery at Bear Valley. The funeral was largely attended and the floral offerings were profuse.
KETNEY, David November 14, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Aged Shoemaker Dead.
David KETNEY, aged about 80 years and a native of Germany died at the Mariposa county hospital Sunday morning last and was buried Monday. The aged man was a shoemaker and had for many years previous to his going to the hospital, plied his trade in Mariposa where he was well and favorably known.
SHERLOCKS, James November 14, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
James SHERLOCKS an old time miner of this county was found dead, lying in front of his cabin, at Gold Hill, Monday last, by George McMILLAN. Coroner JOHNSON and a jury held an inquest and the verdict rendered was, "Death from unknown cause." SHERLOCKS was a native of Ireland and aged about 72 years.
CRONKITE-WESTFALL November 21, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued one day this week by Cupid GALLISON to E. B. CRONKITE and Miss Pearl WESTFALL.
SENGES, Bertand November 21, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Just as we go to press word is received announcing the death of Bertrand SENGES of Varain. Deceased had bee a resident of this county for many years. The cause of his death is unknown.
LESSMEN, Myron November 21, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Sunday morning last at 3 o'clock Myron LESSMAN passed away at his home in Hornitos. Death was sudden as Mr. LESSMAN had apparently been enjoying good health and working every day. His death is attributed to heart failure. He was well and favorably known throughout Mariposa county being a native of Hornitos and a son of Mr. and Mrs. LESSMAN Hornitos pioneers. The deceased was 32 years of age and leaves a widow and two children, a girl 5 years old and a boy 3 years old. His mother, Mrs. Elizabeth LESSMAN, three sisters, Mrs. Al PITZER and Mrs. W. H. STODDART of Merced, and W. CLINE of Spokane, Wash., and a brother, Henry LESSMAN, of Fresno, survive him. The funeral took place from the family residence Tuesday last and the remains were laid to rest in the Hornitos cemetery.
TURNER-LaFON November 21, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Sunday, Nov. 8th, at the residence
Mrs. HUDSON, Lonatita Park, San Bruno, there was a quiet wedding the
parties being Miss Kattie LaFON and Arthur R. TURNER. The ceremony was
performed by the Rev. Father GRANT of San Mateo.
Both parties are well known here, the groom being a native of Mariposa county and a son of the late ex-Sheriff W. T. TURNER. The bride has resided in Mariposa several years and held the position of clerk in the dry goods department at John Trabucco's store.
The Gazette, along with the many friends of the young couple, joins in wishing them every happiness.
TRABUCCO, Hazel Adele November 21, 198 Mariposa Gazette
Our Heavenly Father we bow our
in sorrow and reverence to your infinite wisdom in sending into our
your angel of eternal life, and taking from this world of sorrow and of
care, to your heavenly throne on high, our beloved little friend and
Hazel Adele TRABUCCO.
On October 7, 1908 unseen by mortal eyes he entered our school house and beckoned Hazel to follow, that she might prepare herself to meet her maker, and ever hovering near, while willing hands and loving hearts were doing all that mortal man could do to keep dear Hazel with us a little while longer. On the 6th of November as Hazel lay in all her beauty and purity the angel of love imprinted her kiss and Hazels soul flew to her God.
Hazel TRABUCCO was born in Mt. Bullion August 4, 1896 and all of her short life was spent in the vicinity of her birthplace, where her kindly was and loving heart made her the general favorite with all who knew her, and her death cast a gloom over the whole community.
The floral pieces sent by the school children and others showed the high esteem in which she was held, and the singing of her favorite song, "I'll be aa Sunbeam," by her former teacher Mrs. GALLISON, and the Sunday School class brightens the way for others to follow.
The funeral services were held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. T. TRABUCCO, in Mt. Bullion, and a large cortege followed her remains to their last resting place in the Masonic cemetery at Mariposa.
SHAY-TEDROW November 28, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Fresno on the 23d inst. to C. E. SHAY of Coalinga and Miss Lizzie Lovella TEDROW of Mariposa. The couple were married the same day by Justice of the Peace SMITH in Fresno.
CHAPMAN. E. W. November 28, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
E. W. CHAPMAN, a mining man and well known in this county, was killed in a mine last Monday in Calaveras county. He was formerly a Yosemite Valley Commissioner. He was a native of Ohio and 62 years of age. The remains were shipped to Alameda for internment.
CRONKHITE-WESTFALL November 28, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
The wedding of Bert L. CRONKHITE
to Miss Perle F. WESTFALL was celebrated at the home of the bride, near
Darrah, on Tuesday, November 17, 1908, at 12 M. Rev. C. K. WESTFALL,
of the bride, officiating. About forty guests mostly relatives, were
The bride has been a most successful teacher in the public schools of Mariposa and Fresno counties. She is a graduate of the Maryland State Normal School at Baltimore, and the California, State Normal School at San Jose, and is a very popular young lady.
The groom is the assistant city engineer of Fresno and is a young man of character and ability in his line of work.
The best wishes of all go with the young couple for a happy journey through life.
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RYAN- In Cathey Valley, December 12, 1908, to the wife of Robert RYAN, a daughter.
December 26, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 26, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
CASTAGNETTO- In Mariposa, Dec. 22,
to the wife of John CASTAGNETTO, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
DIAZ, Mrs. Palenina December 5, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Palenina DIAZ, mother of Tony DIAZ of the Star Hotel, Merced, died in that city Friday of last week aged 70 years.
ELLIOTT, Mrs. Lottie December 5, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Lottie ELLIOTT passed away last Friday evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John CONVERSE on the Greely Hill. The deceased was stricken with consumption about two ago and though everything possible was done to relieve her all efforts were useless. Death called and his summons must be obeyed. Mrs. ELLIOT was a gentle and lovable disposition and her early death is greatly deplored by all who knew her. She was a native of Mariposa county and about twenty-two years of age. Besides her parents she is survived by five brothers and four sisters, and her husband and two young children. May He who does all things wisely send the bereaved family strength to bear their great sorrow.
ELLIOTT, Mrs. Lottie December 5, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Our Heavenly Father, in his
wisdom, has visited our neighborhood and carried to the great beyond,
neighbor, friend and schoolmate, Mrs. Lottie ELLIOT, nee Converse.
While the dear girl had been in ill health for months, the parting in death was indeed a shock to her family and friends.
Lottie was only 25 years of age, and leaves beside a loving husband and two little boys, respectively, two and three years of age, an aged father and mother, four sisters and five brothers who were all present at the funeral, which took place at the family home on Greeley Hill and the internment was in the family burying ground at Dudley's station.
The services were short but impressive on account of the inclemency of the weather.
The grave was a mound of beautiful flowers, floral offerings from friends far and near, and showed the love the young woman left behind her.
Our Heavenly Father we bow our heads to thy will, and thy power and pray thee our loss may be dear Lottie's gain.
CLARK-SHIMER December 12, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Edward W. CLARK, aged 21, of La Grange, and Myrtle SHIMER, aged 21, of Coulterville, were married in Stockton Dec. 4th.
McCALL-FLINT December 12, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Fred H. McCALL, age 40, and Miss Pearl B. FLINT, age 17, both of Hornitos, were married in Merced Monday. Justice GRIFFIN performed the ceremony.
WOLFLEY, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann December 12, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann WOLFLEY, who was the first white woman to locate in Mariposa county, where she arrived in 1849, died in Oakland last Saturday, She was 71 years of age, a native of Texas, whence she came to California with the first rush of gold seekers. Her husband, the late J. H. WOLFLEY, was the discoverer and developer of several of the richest mines in Mariposa county. She was a sister of Mrs. M. M. WARD of Goldendale, Wash., Mrs. E. J. BAKER of Bakersfield, Mrs. Sarah VANVALER of Visalia, Mrs. Belle VAN VALER of San Jose, Mrs. S. HARRIS of Richmond, and J. A. RIDGWAY of Mariposa.
McLEOD, Ed L. December 26, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Candy Drummer Dead.
Ed L. McLEOD, known as "Sissy" McLEOD, who will be remembered as a traveling salesman for a wholesale candy house in San Francisco, died December 11th in Los Angeles. His body was taken to Bakersfield for burial Sunday. His brother in law Prof. TAYLOR of Fresno, went to Bakersfield and arranged for the funeral. His sister, Mrs. TAYLOR is in the Sandwich Islands and was notified by cable.
BREWER-BAKER December 26, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Fresno Tuesday to Ralph R. BREWER, Kansas born, aged 25, resident of Richmond, Contra Costa county, and Diamond M. BAKER, California born, aged 25, resident of Bakersfield, Kern county. Miss BAKER was formerly a resident of Mariposa and was very popular. While here she resided with her uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. J. F. HARRIS.
SKELTON, Mrs. Monnie M. December 26, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Henry SKELTON Dead.
Mrs. Minnie M. SKELTON, wife of
SKELTON of Raymond, died at Fresno Saturday. She had been a sufferer
consumption for the past four years, and while everything possible was
done to combat the dread malady, she gradually grew worse until death
The deceased was a native of Modesto, Cal., aged 33 years. She was a daughter of the late Benjamin DUCKER and for several years lived at Raymond, where she was one of the most popular ladies.
To mourn her departure, besides her husband, she leaves a little daughter, her mother and two brothers.
The funeral was held at Fresno Wednesday, internment being in Mountain View cemetery.
REAGAN, Wm. December 26, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Pioneer.
Wm. REAGAN, a native of Ireland,
75 years, died at the Mariposa county hospital Wednesday evening last.
"Bill" REAGAN as he was familiarly called was and old time miner and prospector of this county. He began his career as a placer miner and worked at that calling as long as it lasted, afterwards giving his attention to prospecting for quartz. He took out some good "pockets" in his time but like all the free hearted old timers hr thought his health, strength and the gold were always going to last and he spent his money freely while it lasted and when the good old days were gone,
"The days of old, the days of gold."
He was to old to work and he entered the county hospital. He was buried Thursday.
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