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Mariposa Gazette 1911 - 1912
Mariposa Gazette 1911
Vitals January 1911 Mariposa Gazette
January 7, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 7, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
FOURNIER- In Mt. Bullion, December 31, 1910, to the wife of Tony FOURNIER, a son.
Died January 7, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
GROSJEAN- In Fresno, December 31, 1910, Frank GROSJEAN, a native of Mariposa county, aged 34 years.
PEREGOY- In Mariposa, January 4, 1911, Harry H. PEREGOY, a native of Mariposa county, aged 42 years.
January 14, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
January 21, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
January 28, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 28, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
MARRE- In Mt. Bullion, January 22, 1911, to the wife of Chas. MARRE, a son.
WILLIAMS- In Mt. Bullion, January 25, 1911, to the wife of J. H. WILLIAMS, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
GROSJEAN, Frank January 7, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Frank GROSJEAN.
Frank GROSJEAN, a former well known
of the Bootjack district in this county, but of late a resident of
died at his home in the Kleinhurst addition in that city, on the
of December 31st, 1910, from typhoid pneumonia.
Mr. GROSJEAN had been ill for about two months, and for a time seemed well on the road to complete recovery when a sudden change to the worse took place and despite the best of care and medical skill, he passed away. He was a sober and industrious young man and leaves hosts of friends who will regret to hear of his untimely death. Mr. GROSJEAN was a native of Mariposa county and 34 years of age.
To mourn his loss he leaves a young wife, to whom he had been married about one year, his mother, Mrs. M. GROSJEAN of Mariposa, two sisters, Mrs. M. J. TRINIDADE of Le Grand and Mrs. E. J. GANN of Mariposa, two brothers, L. H. GROSJEAN of Richmond and John C. GROSJEAN of Mariposa.
The body was brought to Mariposa Tuesday and on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery, a large crowd following the remains to the grave. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all in their sorrow.
REYMANN, John January 7, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Word reached Coulterville to-day of the death of John REYMANN, one of the early settlers of this county and until a few years ago a farmer of the Granite Springs district, a few miles south of Coulterville, but lately a resident of Los Angeles, in which city he answered the final summons. Deceased was a man honored and respected in the community and justly so, being an honest, sober and industrious citizen and a kind husband and father. A widow and a family of grown children survive to mourn his loss. Internment was in Sommerset cemetery near Los Angeles.
VASCHE & TRABUCCO January 7, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
F. A. VASCHE and Miss Amilia V. TRABUCCO were married in St. Mary's cathedral in San Francisco, Thursday December 29. The groom is a Merced young man, who for several years past has been the principal of the Mt. Bullion school, and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. TRABUCCO of Mt. Bullion. Both of these young people have many friends in Merced and Mariposa county, who will extend their heartiest congratulations and best wishes. Prof. and Mrs. VASCHE will reside in Mt. Bullion. - Sun.
BARKER, Timothy L. January 7, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Pioneer.
Timothy L. BARKER, a pioneer of the
and a resident of Agua Frio, this county, in 1849, died at his home in
Oakland on Tuesday of this week. Mr. BARKER was a native of Bradford,
and was 82 years of age.
He was a prominent member of the Society of California Pioneers and of the San Francisco Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution, and also of the I. O. O. F.
The funeral was held Thursday, internment being in Mountain View cemetery.
PEREGOY, Harry January 7, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Harry PEREGOY.
Harry PEREGOY a native of Mariposa
and 42 years of age died at the home of his brother-in-law, Joseph
in Mariposa, Wednesday of this week. Consumption, of which he had been
a sufferer for many months, was the cause of death.
Mr. PEREGOY was well and favorably known having spent almost his entire life in the county of his birth, but for a few years past he has been in Inyo county, where he was employed in the forest service as a ranger. Upon being taken sick he returned to this town in the hope that the climate here in the hope that the climate here would be beneficial to him, but to no avail and he continued to grow worse until death relieved his sufferings.
To mourn his loss he leaves a wife and little child, a sister, Mrs. Joseph MILBURN, and two brothers, Frank C. and Fred Peregoy.
The funeral was held yesterday and a large number of friends followed the remains to their last resting place. Internment was made in the public cemetery above town.
McFADDEN, Miss Lizzie January 14, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
MISS LIZZIE McFADDEN.
Passes Away at her Home in Manhattan, Nevada.
Miss Lizzie McFADDEN, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert McFADDEN, former residents of this county, died at the home of her parents in Manhattan, Nevada, on December 29, 1910, after a short illness. Miss McFADDEN was a native of Bear Valley, Mariposa county, and 20 years of age. The following account is taken from the Manhanttan Post of December 31, 1910:
The opening bud to Heaven conveyed,
And bade it blossom there.
The decrees of Providence are past,
in this life. The ailing and suffering, pain-wracked on a restless bed,
to whom death would be welcome release, are slighted by the Grim
while the young and ambitious, with all of a happy and useful life
them, are taken from us. Why this is so, we cannot tell- we know not
it is so, and we know it to our repeated sorrow, And it is borne in
us, too, that Death loves the shining mark.
It seems unjust- and we cannot help but feel and think that it is unjust- that a girl, just in the first bloom of her womanhood, and entitled to that share of a life's happiness to which we all fondly look, should be taken away as was this young woman. With a whole community her sworn friends, surrounded by the love and comforts of a pleasant home, with all the ties about her that endears this life to one, it would seem that she was entitled to her share of this life's happiness and joy. But a Higher Power decrees otherwise, and those who are left behind can but bourne their loss and wonder at the dispensation of Providence the while they suffer and weep.
It is trite to say the grief-striken parents and the bereaved and burdened brothers that they must bear up under their sorrow; and console themselves them with the thought that there is a happier reunion beyond the grave. But the loss is here- infinite, irreparable- and no words of consolation uttered by human lips can recall the smile to the lips now cold in death, nor evoke another clasp of the friendly hand. Lizzie is gone. And all through the waking hours of the day, and now sleepless ones at night, will this unchangeable, relentless fact confront those who loved her most because they knew her best.
He who died on Calvary that He might bring more of sunshine into our lives gave the promise that those on earth near and dear to us we should rejoin beyond the grave. In this promise of the Redeemer must those who loved Lizzie McFADDEN find their consolation in this darkest hour of their grief.
The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church this afternoon under the direction of the Toyabe Literary Club, of which the deceased had always been a zealous member. The fact that she was a member of the choir, as well as a teacher in the Sunday School, brought to the church membership also a deep sence of loss, and all were present, while the building was crowded with mourning friends. Local members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which the parents are members, wore the memorial insignia of the order.
After several selections by the choir the funeral address was preached by Mr. Fred BATH, who paid a touching tribute to the deceased, and fittingly referred to her many charms of character, and the general esteem in which the deceased was held. There were few dry eyes in the house during the services.
At the conclusion of the church exercise all in the audience wishing to take a last view of the body were requested to come forward, and many did so. The coffin, which was a beautiful design in lilac plush, rested in front of the alter, and was literally hidden in flowers, the farewell testimonials of loving hearts.
The funeral cortege left the church at 3:30, headed by the Odd Fellows on foot, and the coffin followed by sorrowing relatives and friends in conveyances. The exercise at the graveside were brief.
Despite the inclemency of the weather the funeral was one of the most impressive ever held in Manhattan, abundantly evidencing the regard in which the deceased was held. Every business house in town was closed from 2 to 4 o'clock.
The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community in the hour of their affliction.
BEAR, William January 21, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Death Relieves an Insane Man.
William BEAR died at the county
about 9 o'clock this morning, after an illness which attacked him last
Saturday. Mr. BEAR became violently ill at the Capital saloon, where he
was a bartender, last Saturday, and was removed to the county hospital
suffering from convulsions. Sunday night he became violently insane and
attempted to strike Attendant Austin OLIVER over the head with a chair,
failing in which he wrecked the furniture in the ward where he was
From this attack he did not recover, being violently ill until a few
before death called him this morning. An inquest will be held this
at 7 o'clock and an autopsy will also be performed.
The deceased was well and favorably known in Mariposa and Tuolumne counties, having spent most of his life in this part of the state. For many years he was a stage driver in the Yosemite Valley, but for the last few months has been employed as a bartender. It is understood that he has a brother living at Angels Camp. The time for the funeral has not been set.- Sun, Jan. 17.
GOUCHER, G. G. January 21, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH OF G. G. GOUCHER.
Once Prominent Attorney and Politician Passes Away.
The death of Senator George Gelette
which occurred at Madera at 11 p.m. of the 16th inst., marks the
of a man who at one time ranked high among California's citizens of
Born in West Virginia on the 12th day of February, 1855, he was as to age, when death's summons was answered, but in the prime of life.
While yet in his early youth his family came to California and settled in Napa, where he was reared to manhood and educated as a school teacher.
Senator GOUCHER'S entry into official life was made in 1877, when as a teacher in Bear Valley public school, having prepared himself in the law, he was elected to the office of District Attorney of this county, in which capacity he served until 1885.
As District Attorney, he was called upon to prosecute a number of noted criminal cases, which duty he performed in a manner to establish for himself a name as a fearless and able prosecutor.
Since then, except for the four recent years in which he filled the office of District Attorney of Madera county, his law practice had been chiefly devoted to the defense in criminal actions, and as a criminal lawyer his reputation was state wide.
He was a member of the Assembly, representing Mariposa and Merced counties, in the years 1885-6, and a Yosemite Valley Commissioner in 1887-8.
In 1886, while a resident of Fresno, he was chosen to represent the people of Alpine, Mariposa, Mono and Fresno counties in the State Senate and re-elected to the same official position in the year 1890.
Endowed with unusual natural ability, a fluent, forceful and eloquent speaker, he at once became a leading spirit in the legislative halls of his adopted state, and wielded an influence among our lawmakers that few could boast of, and many of the laws on our statute books to-day are the direct result of his genius and energy.
He was a man of strong personal character, and a generous nature and unfaltering loyalty to his friends were among his noted characteristics.
On the 10th day of July, 1880, and while serving as District Attorney, he was married to Miss Marion S. JONES, daughter of the late Judge L. F. and Mrs. JONES, who survive him, and as a result of this union four children, Allan, Merle, George and Wayne, are living to mourn with their mother the loss of a husband and father.
The internment was in the Madera cemetery and the last sad funeral rites were said at 2 o'clock p. m. of Wednesday the 18th inst.
DEXTER, Miss Kitty January 21, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Death of an Estimable Lady.
Seldom does the grim messenger of
convey news causing more general and sincere sorrow and regret, than
felt by the many friends of Miss Kitty DEXTER, when the announcement of
the passing of that estimable lady was received. The cause of death was
In Mariposa, as well as in other places where she was known and so justly held in the highest esteem, a dense gloom of sorrow was cast over all, and many where the expressions of genuine sympathy for the bereaved mother, sisters and brothers. Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo DEXTER, the father having preceded her to the grave a number of years ago, dying in June, 1905.
She was about 42 years of age and was born on the Greeley Hill, in Red Cloud district, where she died on the 18th inst. Miss DEXTER was a teacher by profession and in her chosen calling she had no superiors. For a number of years she was a member of the Mariposa County Board of Education and served in that official capacity with that interest, fidelity and ability so characteristic of her in all her work.
She is survived by a mother, on whom she bestowed at all times a true and loving daughter's devotion. Besides her mother to mourn for their irreparable loss, she leaves two sisters and four brothers: Mrs. Marion DEHL of Red Cloud, Mrs. Christian PETERSON of Hornitos, Roland B. DEXTER of Coulterville, and Lon L. DEXTER, George E. DEXTER and John L. DEXTER of Red Cloud.
WALLACE, Mrs. Sarah January 21, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Oakland.
Mrs. Sarah E. WALLACE, widow of the
William J. WALLACE, and a pioneer of Mariposa county, died in Oakland
Monday of this week, aged 64 years, 3 months, and 11 days.
Mrs. WALLACE was one of the early settlers of this county, having come here when but a girl with her father, the late Judge WASHBURN, in the 50's. She was married in this county in 1865, and all the children of the family were born here.
For many years the deceased was a resident of Cathay's Valley where her late husband was engaged in farming. From Cathey's Valley the family moved to Fresno, and after the death of her husband, Mrs. WALLACE went to Oakland and made her home with her children. Five sons and three daughters survive. The many friends of the aged lady in this county will regret to hear of her death.
PASCOE, Henry January 21, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Henry PASCOE.
Henry PASCOE, well known in this section, he having been employed for a number of years at the Whitlock mine, died in San Jose on the 9th of the month. Deceased was a native of Cornwall and 58 years old at the time of his death. He was married and is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. His funeral took place from his home in San Jose on the 11th inst. and was largely attended, the services being in charge of the Garden City A. O. F. Lodge, and the San Jose Lodge of the Knights of Pythias, of which he was also a member, was represented at the burial.
DEXTER, Miss Kittie January 28, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of Miss Kittie DEXTER, the beloved school teacher, whose untimely death caused such universal regret, was held last Friday afternoon from the Coulterville Catholic church and was a most impressive one. Despite the rain which was falling in torrents, people gathered from far and near to honor the memory of the dear one and to show their sympathy for the grief stricken family upon whom the hand of Heaven had been so heavily laid. The time for the funeral had been set for 2 p.m. but the remains were brought to town at an earlier hour from her home at Greeley hill and conveyed to the church where sorrowing friends were given the opportunity of bidding a fond farewell to the departed, ere she would be forever hidden from mortal sight. Before the services began the sacred edifice was taxed to its capacity and many were obliged to remain on the outside. During the course of the service a touching sermon was delivered by the pastor, Rev. Father KEARNEY, and among that large concourse hardly an eye was dry at its close. The Rev. Father spoke most feelingly of the lovable character of the deceased and of her life which was beyond reproach and took occasion to admonish his hearers to so prepare for the final call by a life of virtue that deaths inevitable summons should not find them unprepared. A number of beautiful selections were rendered by the choir and the Coulterville Concert Band, composed with a few exceptions of former pupils of the deceased lady, played most impressively a funeral march as it preceded the cortege on the last sad journey from the church to the cemetery. Internment was in the family plot. The following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: O. J. FISK, Thos. McMURRAY, L. J. CONVERSE, Peter JOHNSON, George MENTZER and George HOPE. The funeral offerings, which where numerous and beautiful, included a wreath of snow white blossoms- a tribute of love from the children of the Coulterville public school, over which Miss DEXTER for many years had presided most graciously and successfully.
FRANK, Mrs. Ann Jane January 28, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. FRANK.
Mrs. Ann Jane FRANK, after a long and
painful illness, passed away at her home in Whitlock at about 9 o'clock
p. m. of Thursday, the 26th inst., aged 57 years.
The intense suffering consequent upon Bright's disease, which was the cause of death, she bore with little complaint and with a brave fortitude and resigned spirit that was admirable and characteristic of this estimable lady throughout her life.
Mrs. FRANK, when Miss Ann Jane SCHOLFIELD, was married to Charles FRANK, (whose death occurred a number of years ago) in Mariposa, October 26, 1869, and has ever since resided in Mariposa county, and near her late home.
As the result of her marriage, seven children were born, six of whom survive to mourn the loss of a devoted mother, and one who, in the fullest sence of the term, was a pure and noble woman, loved and respected by all who knew her.
The sudden tragic death of her son, Edward, some months since, was a severe shock to her, and grief for the loss of a dutiful son undoubtedly hastened her demise.
The surviving daughters and sons are: Mrs. Theodore ARNDKE of Mariposa, Mrs. John H. LAWRENCE of Nevada City, Misses Christine and Bertha FRANK and George C. and John E. FRANK of Whitlock.
Funeral services will be held at her late residence in Whitlock to-day, and the internment will be at 2 o'clock p.m. in the Mariposa public cemetery.
Vitals February 1911 Mariposa Gazette
February 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
SMITH- In Mariposa, February 2nd, 1911, to the wife of Bert SMITH, a daughter.
February 11, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
February 18, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 18, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
DONOVAN- In Fresno, February 12, 1911, Daniel DONOVAN, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. DONOVAN, a native of California, aged 4 months and 26 days.
February 25, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 25, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
JUDKINS- In Mariposa, February 22,
to the wife of P. W. JUDKINS, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
EGENHOFF-EICHLER February 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Rowland EGENHOFF, son of Mrs. W. D. EGENHOFF, formerly Superintendent of Schools of this county, was married to Miss Gertrude EICHLER in Oakland on January 27, 1911.
SUDREAU, Mrs. Mary February 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary SUDREAU, wife of Jean SUDREAU died at her home in Mariposa on Thursday evening of this week. Mrs. SUDREAU has been ill for many months and her death was not unexpected. Consumption was the cause of death. She was a native of France and 41 years of age.
McMASTER, Dr. A. D. February 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Dr. A. D. McMASTER of Le Grand and
known in the southern part of Mariposa county, died at his home on
of last week. Bright's disease of which he had been a sufferer, was the
cause of death. He was a native of North Carolina and 56 years of age.
He is survived by a widow and three children. Internment was made in
cemetery on Saturday last.
SOUZA-COPENHAVER February 11, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in San Francisco on Friday of last week to Joseph R. SOUZA and Ivah E. COPENHAVER both of Merced.
SOUZA-MILLER February 11, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced to Antone M. SOUZA and Mamie E. MILLER, both of Indian Gulch, this county. They were married the same day by Justice CROOP.
ECCLESTON, Robert A. February 11, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Robert A. ECCLESTON, one of California's oldest pioneers and one of the original discoverers of Yosemite Valley, died at his home in Oakland on February 1, 1911. He was a native of New York and 81 years of age.
BERTRANDIAS, A. February 11, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A. BERTRANDIAS, one of the pioneers of Merced and Mariposa counties, died yesterday at his home in San Francisco, aged 80 years. He leaves two sons, Adolph BERTRANDIAS of Snelling and Amei BERTRANDIAS San Francisco. Mr. BERTRANDIAS went to Mariposa county in 1849 with the rush to Stockton creek and was a resident of that county and Merced until the early 70's when he removed to San Francisco, where he has since resided. - Merced Sun, Feb. 4.
WARREN, Infant February 18, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. George WARREN died Friday morning at the home of its parents here and was buried Saturday afternoon in the Coulterville cemetery. Pneumonia was the cause of death.
BRICHMAN, John P. February 25, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
John P. BRICHMAN, a merchant of Coulterville during the early 60's, died in Point Richmond February 12, 1911. He was a native of Amsterdam, Holland, and 78 years of age, and is survived by a widow and two children. The internment was made in Point Richmond.
TUCKER, Jefferson February 25, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Burned to Death.
Jefferson TUCKER, an aged man living
near Merced Falls in this county, was burned to death in a fire that
his cabin on Monday of this week.
It is believed that he attempted to start a fire with coal oil as an empty gallon oil can was found beside the body, which was burned almost to a crisp. The old man had been sick for a long time and no doubt was unable to help himself when the accident occurred. Coroner JOHNSON was summoned and held an inquest, the verdict of the jury being that he "accidentally burned to death."
Mr. TUCKER was a native of Virginia and 83 years of age.
HOUGHTON, Frederick T. February 25, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Death of F. T. HOUGHTON.
HOUGHTON- In Oakland, February 17,
Frederick T., beloved husband of Nannie J. HOUGHTON, and father of Mrs.
M. E. CLARK, Mrs. Nannie M. PETERSON, Mrs. M. W. APPLING, Mrs. Edith
Mrs. Florence COLTRIN, and Lincoln, William H. and Lillian HOUGHTON, a
native of Massachusetts, aged 85 years, 9 months and 11 days.
The subject of the above notice was well known in Mariposa county and especially in Indian Gulch where he had resided for over twenty years prior to his removal to Oakland, about one year since.
He was associated in both the farming and mining industries of the county and was an industrious and energetic citizen. He was a robust man physically and possessed a wonderful vitality, and during his latter years residence in Mariposa county, although long past the allotted time of man in age, he was able to perform manual labor of the most kind with an ease that would be creditable to a much younger man.
Mr. HOUGHTON was a very determined man, positive in his convictions, and one who brooked no interference with his plans. While this spirit made him a familiar figure in our courts, he was withal an honest man.
RODNEY, Mrs. Maybelle February 25, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Maybelle RODNEY, wife of Frank
RODNEY, died suddenly at the Aogan ranch, about ten miles south of
Saturday morning of last week.
Mrs. RODNEY was apparently in her usual health when she arose that morning and had prepared breakfast for herself and husband and while seated at the table fell dead. Mrs. RODNEY had been a resident of this county for the past 16 years coming here with her husband and living at Colorado. Later they moved to the Hogan ranch and were employed by S. J. HARRIS.
Coroner JOHNSON held an inquest on the remains, the verdict of the jury being that heart failure was the cause of death.
The deceased was a native of England and 44 years of age. The internment was made in the Mariposa public cemetery Monday afternoon.
BRUCE, Albert O. February 25, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Albert O. BRUCE.
After an illness covering the greater
portion of two years, Albert Olcott BRUCE died at his home at Wawona on
the 21st inst. from paralysis.
Mr. BRUCE was one of the early settlers of this county, coming here in 1855, and ever since that time his home has been within the borders of Mariposa county. Born in the state of New York 74 years ago Mr. BRUCE made his way to California and direct to Mariposa county, where he engaged in mining. When the Washington mine, near Hornitos, was in operation he secured employment there and for fourteen years held the position of engineer for that company.
About thirty years ago he moved to Wawona and his home ever since has been at that place.
While working in Hornitos and on December 1, 1872 he was married in this town to Miss Azelia Van Campen and as a result of this union eleven children were born, seven of whom are left to mourn with their mother the loss of a generous husband and father.
The children are: Mrs. Harriet HOWARD of San Francisco, Mrs. Jeanette FRANCIS of Burlingame, Albert H. BRUCE of Mt. Bullion, Jay C. BRUCE and Wm. W. BRUCE of Stent, Edward W. BRUCE and Robert I. BRUCE of Wawona.
The body was brought to Mariposa Thursday evening by Undertaker McELLIGOTT and yesterday at 10:30 o'clock was laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery above town.
Mr. BRUCE was well and favorably known in Mariposa county and leaves many friends who will regret to hear of his demise. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the grief strickened widow and children.
BLACKWEDEL, John Henry February 25, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
J. H. BLACKWEDEL Dead.
John Henry BLACKWEDEL, for many years
a familiar figure on our streets, passed away at the home of Mrs. Clara
RIGDWAY in Mariposa at about 9 o'clock Wednesday night, February 22,
Henry BLACKWEDEL, as he was familiarly called, had been a resident of Mariposa county since the pioneer days, and was engaged in that occupation in Cathey's Valley in partnership with Frank L. WULBERN. About twenty years ago he moved from Cathey's Valley to what is now known as the Arrieu place about two miles north of town. From here he moved to Mariposa where he continuously resided up to the time of his death.
He was a sober, honest and industrious man and enjoyed the friendship of all who knew him, and was a man who had no enemies.
Death was the result of a sickness extending over the past several months and as he has been failing steadily for many weeks his death at this time was not unexpected.
Deceased was never married and had no relatives in this state. His nearest relative, so far as is known, is a nephew residing in New Jersey, a son of the deceased's brother.
He was a native of Germany and 82 years of age.
The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the home of Mrs. RIDGWAY in Mariposa, the internment being in the public cemetery, where his remains were laid to rest besides those of his late friend, Mrs. Z. WULBURN, followed by a large concourse of friends.
Vitals March 1911 Mariposa Gazette
March 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
MURPHY- In Mariposa, February 27, 1911, to the wife of Charles H. MURPHY, a daughter.
March 11, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
March 18, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 18, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
SANCHEZ- In Hornitos, February 10, 1911, to the wife of N. SANCHEZ, a son.
HARRINGTON- In Hornitos, February 24, 1911, to the wife of S. HARRINGTON, a son.
DAVIS- Near Hornitos, March 7, 1911,
to the wife of Walter DAVIS, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
LOWRY, John H. March 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Woodsman.
John H. LOWRY, one of the oldest and
best known timber cruisers in the state, was found dead in his cabin
morning, near Fish Camp. Death was evidently due to heart failure.
Mr. LOWRY was an old hunter and trapper, and had lived in the neighborhood of Fish Camp for about thirty years. He had been in the employ of the Madera Sugar Pine Company as a timber cruiser and ditch tender for years, and as a timber cruiser for other companies has made trips all over the state. He leaves a wife and grown children.
LOWRY was 61 years of age, and was an honest backwoodsman, a type of the early days.
His funeral will be held at Fresno Flat.- Madera Mercury, Feb. 27.
CALIBRASI, Joseph March 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Joseph CALIBRASI, an old time
of Hunter's Valley, was found dead in his garden at that place last
The body was found by two Austrian miners named Jack KAJOVICH and Mike
RADONICK. Acting Coroner W. A. SCOTT went to Hunter's Valley and held
From appearances the body had been dead for about three days, and was lying face down and with the skull fractured. The verdict of the jury was that the deceased came to his death by "accidentally falling and striking his head against a rock and crushing his skull."
He was a native of Italy and about 73 years of age.
WASTE-MORRISSEY March 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Harry L. WASTE, manager of the Midas
mine at Harrison Gulch, was married to Miss Mabel MORRISSEY, a daughter
of F. T. MORRISSEY, the Harrison Gulch merchant. The young couple will
tour Southern California before returning to Harrison Gulch where they
will make their home.- Trinity Journal, Feb. 25th.
Harry WASTE was for a long time employed in the Mariposa mine at this place and is well and favorably known. He later held the position of assistant manager of the Mariposa Grant under Manager C. C. DERBY.
DEXTER-BUND March 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
John L. DEXTER of Greeley Hill and Miss Katrina BUND of Stockton were quietly married in the latter city last Wednesday, the wedding being the culmination of a romance which began two years ago while Mr. DEXTER was principal of the Coulterville school and Miss BUND the assistant. The newly married pair will reside in Hornitos where the groom is engaged in teaching.
McCULLOUGH, Mrs. Caroline March 11, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Caroline McCULLOUGH, mother of Mrs. Thos. HART, died at the home of the latter at Mormon Bar on Wednesday night, aged over 80 years. Old age was the cause of death. The remains were taken to Fresno on Thursday for internment.
CANOVA, Norman L. March 18, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Friday morning, March 10th, the Angel of Death brought sorrow to many hearts when he bore to the land of gladness, far from earth's sorrow and tears, Norman L., the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James CANOVA of COulterville. No stranger to these afflicted parents was that grim visitor; twice before had he visited their home and unheeding their pleading cries, bore from mortal sight a floweret of earth to blossom in the garden of God. For this reason the news of the death of little Norman caused profound regret in the community and the deepest sympathy is felt for the parents and little brother who survive him. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the home of the parents on Main Street. Rev. Father KEARNEY conducted the services which was beautiful in simplicity. A large number were present and followed the remains to the cemetery where internment was made in the family plot.
INGERSOLL, daughter March 18, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The fourteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. ENGERSOLL, of Cathey's Valley, died at the home of her parents on Friday of last week. Scarlet fever was the cause of death. The funeral was the cause of death. The funeral was held Friday.
HIGGINS, E. R. March 18, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
E. R. HIGGINS the well known pioneer photographer of Fresno, died in that city Monday.
GORDON, George March 25, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Death of George GORDON.
George GORDON, a native of Sherlocks,
in this county, died Tuesday night last at his home on the Chowchilla,
after a long and painful illness from Brights disease.
George GORDON was 49 years of age and had been a continued resident of Mariposa County since his birth. He was an honorable and upright man and had a host of friends who regret his taking off while yet in the prime of life.
A number of years ago he was married to Mrs. Sadie MILBURN who preceded him to the grave about two years ago.
The deceased was a son of the late Peter GORDON , well and favorably known for many years in this county.
Among the relatives who are left to mourn his death are: Thomas GORDON, James B. GORDON, and Peter E. GORDON, brothers and Mrs. Hattie BERTKEN and Mrs., Francis BROWN, sisters.
The Funeral was held in the public cemetery at Mariposa, on Thursday last, and was largely attended.
Vitals April 1911 Mariposa Gazette
April 1, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 1, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
BENSON- At Sugar Pine, March 28, 1911, to the wife of C. E. BENSON, a daughter.
BENNETT- In Mt. Bullion, March 28, 1911, to the wife of Fred L. BENNETT, a daughter.
April 8, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 8. 1911 Mariposa Gazette
ESCOBAR- In Mariposa, April 2, 1911, to the wife of S. ESCOBAR, a son.
YOCUM- In Mariposa, April 1, 1911, to the wife of Fred F. YOCUM, a son.
April 15, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 15, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
TURNER- Near Hornitos, April 6, 1911, to the wife of Geo. R. TURNER, a daughter.
April 22, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
April 29, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 29, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
SMITH- In Cathey's Valley, April 4,
to the wife of Frank V. SMITH, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
Norman, J. H. April 1, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
J. H. NORMAN, a recent arrival in Cathey's Valley, died suddenly, at his home, Friday of last week, from heart failure. The funeral was held Sunday.
WARNER, William April 1, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Had his Coffin Ready.
William WARNER, a pioneer of Mariposa county, died at his home about ten miles east of Coulterville, on March 17, 1911, and was buried near his home about ten miles east of Coulterville, on March 17, 1911, and was buried near his cabin by his friends and neighbors on the 18th. "Bill," as he was familiarly known, had made all arrangements for his own funeral, including the making of the coffin, which he had had in readiness for about three months.- Mother Lode Magnet.
ECKSTINE, Henry April 1, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Henry ECKSTINE, a native of Germany and about 35 years of age, died Friday night at his home several miles north of town, after a painful illness
HART, birth April 1, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born- March 25, 1911, to Mr. and Mrs. HART, at their home on Center street, a son. Dr. STRTTON of Chinese was the stork's representative on the occasion.
WIEDMAN, Edwin Marston April 1, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Drowned at Pismo.
Edwin Marston WIEDMAN, whose engagement to Miss Clara ZELLER, formerly of Mariposa, was announced a few months since, was drowned while bathing at Pismo Beach, on Tuesday of this week. The deceased was a student at Stanford University.
HAAS, Al P. April 1, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A press dispatch dated Lind,
March 21, says; 'The funeral of Al P. HAAS was held from the First
Episcopal church yesterday at 3 o'clock. Mr. HAAS came to Lind eleven
ago, and began the publication of the Lind Leader, the first newspaper
the town ever had. He continued as editor of the paper until a few
before his death, when on account of ill health, the plant was leased
H. F. LAKE. Mr. HAAS has been one of the leading characters in the
of Lind. The funeral yesterday was one of the most largely attended
held in the town. He leaves a wife and three children, a mother and
all of whom live in Lind. His body was found beneath the ice in Medical
Lake weeks after his escape from the asylum."
Mr. HAAS was well known in Mariposa, having lived here during 1897. For a while he was one of the publishers of the Mariposa Gazette, being associated with J. A. ADAIR. There are many here now who remember him and will deeply regret his untimely death.
SWITHENBANK, John K. April 8, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
John K. SWITHENBANK died at the Merced county hospital last Tuesday evening, after a long illness. Deceased was well known in Mariposa county and for a long time was employed in the Mariposa mine. He was about 44 years of age.
ELLIS-REEDY April 8, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON, on April 4, 1911, to William J. ELLIS and Margarite E. REEDY, both of Coulterville.
KYLE, Edith April 8, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The remains of Edith KYLE, the five year old daughter of Mrs. Eva KYLE of San Francisco, were brought to Coulterville Thursday night to the home of her grand father, Anotone BOGLIOLI, from which place the funeral was held on Friday afternoon and internment made in the Coulterville public cemetery.
WARNER, William April 8, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Death of William WARNER.
Wm. WARNER passed from this life on the 16th day of March, 1911. His death was caused by heart failure. He was sitting and talking, in the best of spirits, when suddenly he threw his hands toward his chest, gasped and the spirit had flown. He was 65 years and 3 days old, his birthday being the 13th of March. He was born at Stetlin, Germany, went to sea as a cabin boy at the age of 11 years. He followed the sea for many years. During the Civil War he served on a U. S. man of war, mostly in South American waters. Subsequently he enlisted in the army for several terms and served to the end of the Modoc Indian war in the Lava Beds of northern California. After leaving the army he was for a time in San Diego. He came to Mariposa county in the 80's and had made his home here since. A Friend. Coulterville, March 31, 1911.
ELLIS-REEDY April 15, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A very pretty wedding occurred last Sunday, April 9th, at high noon, when William J. ELLIS was united in marriage to Miss Margaret E. REEDY, at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. T. REEDY, in Coulterville. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Wm. PIERCE in the presence of the relatives of the contracting parties and a few intimate friends. The bride was gowned in an exquisite robe of white embroidered net over shimmering white satin, and carried an armful of choice flowers sent from San Jose by Mrs. C. HOLLAND, mother of the groom. She was attended by Miss Nellie ADAMS of La Grange, who looked charming in a gown of pale blue mesaline silk. Elmer ELLIS, a brother of the groom was best man. The spacious parlors were artistically decorated for the occasion, the color scheme being green and white which was also effectively shown in the cheery dining room where the sumptuous wedding feast was served. Beneath a mammoth floral bell, in a bower of springs fairest offerings, the bridal party stood while the solemn words were spoken which bound for life the young and popular couple who on that day embarked on the sea of matrimony bearing with them the best wishes of their many friends for a prosperous and happy voyage. The groom holds a lucrative position in a mercantile establishment in Coulterville and upon the return of Mr. and Mrs. ELLIS from the honeymoon trip which is being spent in San Francisco and San Jose they will go to housekeeping in the cozily furnished flat which is in readiness for them. Those who witnessed the ceremony were: Mrs. T. REEDY, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence REEDY, Mrs. LANYON, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent ELLIS, Elmer ELLIS, Mr. and Mrs. Frank HERBECK, Mr. and Mrs. Fred SHAW, Miss Nellie ADAMS of La Grange, Miss Maud HOBORN of Modesto, Mrs. E. JEFFERY, Mr. and Mrs. C. I. MENTZER, Mr. and Mrs. J. BROOKS, Mr. and Mrs. Charles FLEMING of La Grange, Rev. Wm. Pierce, Miss Elsie LINDSEY, Miss Annie CANOVA, John LINDSEY and S. D. HOBORN. (List of gifts and givers omitted for brevity will transcribe upon request.)
WARREN, Birth April 15, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born- In Turlock, recently, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank WARREN, formerly of Coulterville, a son.
SAIN, William W. April 15, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
William W. SAIN Killed Thursday at the Green Gulch mine.
A sad accident occurred at the
Gulch mine, Thursday last, when William W. SAIN was killed and Charles
MARRE had a narrow escape from death.
SAIN, MARRE and Rober CARR were working at the mine, and at the time of the accident SAIN was running the machine and MARRE was chuck tender. SAIN noticed a slip coming and warned MARRE but failed to get out of the way himself and was caught in the loose earth, and smothered to death before assistance could reach him. MARRE was caught inside the slip but managed to crawl out over it and reached a place of safety.
About forty tons of earth fell from the roof of the drift.
When found the body was lying at one side of the drift, in loose earth. The right arm and the left wrist were broken, the right shoulder dislocated and the body had several bruises on it.
The unfortunate man was well known and highly respected. He was a native of Colorado, and about 34 years of age. He had resided at Mt. Bullion a number of years and had always followed mining as an occupation.
He was married in Mt. Bullion several years ago to Miss Lizzie MARRE, the result of which union was one child, a son.
The widow and son are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father, an honorable and upright man.
The funeral will be held from the family residence in Mt. Bullion, to-day, Saturday, April 15. Internment in I. O. O. F. cemetery, Mariposa.
Coroner JOHNSON summoned a jury and held and inquest. The verdict was : "Death from suffocation, caused by a cave in the Green's Gulch mine."
COOPER, Edward Thomas April 15, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Aged Man Called to Final Home.
Edward Thomas COOPER, nearly 77 years
of age, and a native of West Virginia, passed to his final rest Sunday
morning at his home on tenth street. Mr. COOPER has been seriously ill
for some time and his death was not unexpected by his family. Left to
the loss of a kind husband and loving father there are the aged wife,
sons and four daughters. The children are as follows: Henry COOPER, a
known resident of this city; Mrs. I. L. DEARBORN, the wife of the well
known grocer; Mrs. Samuel PIERCE of this city, Christopher COOPER, the
assistance clerk at the Dearborn grocery; Mrs. Laura COOPER, residing
the home on Tenth street, and Mrs. Chas. H. WESTON of Mariposa county.
Mr. COOPER has been an active member of the Methodist church for the past twenty years and since coming to this city five years ago, has been identified with the Westly M. E. church, whose pastor, Dr. CALFEE, conducted the final service.
Since coming to Richmond Mr. COOPER has endeared himself to many people and the funeral services were attended by great throngs of friends.
The internment was made in Sunset View cemetery.- Richmond Independent.
McDONALD-BAGNELLE April 15, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Avery quiet wedding was celebrated at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Francis CUTTING, at Lakeside Terrace, on April 5th, at 8 o'clock, the principals being Mr. O. H. McDONALD of Nome, Alaska, and Miss Estelle BAGNELLE of Madera. Mr. and Mrs. McDONALD will leave in a few days for Portland and then to Seattle, where they will remain until leaving for Nome about May 1st. Mr. and Mrs. are both well known and highly respected in Madera county, where Mrs. McDONALD has been for years one of the most prominent educator, and for the past 12 years Superintendent of Schools, a position she filled in a highly satisfactory manner, retiring last January, leaving a enviable record, and with the warmest friendship of her co-workers and the people whose educational interests she has watched over in an official capacity. Mr. McDONALD is a well known mining man, who resides at Coarse Gold, though his mining interests take him to Nome for several months in the year. The many friends of the happy couple, and they number practically the people of the entire county, will wish them a happy and prosperous journey through life. - Madera Tribune, April 7th.
GUILMETTE-STANLEY April 15, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Madera
J. R. GUILETTE, aged 24 years, and Miss Ellen STANLEY, aged 19 years, were married by Justice of the Peace MONTAQUE, at Madera, Monday last. Both of the young people are quite well known here. Mr. GUILETTE was, for several months, a clerk in Tom HART'S store at Mormon Bar. Miss STANLEY is the daughter of Mrs. Hiram BRANSON of Snow Creek and a native of the county. Their many friends wish them much happiness.
TUSTINIE, Same April 22, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Same TUSTINIE, a resident of Bear Valley, died at his home Monday last. Miner's consumption was the cause of death. Deceased was a native of Austria and 47 years of age. He leaves a widow and two small children. The funeral was held in Bear Valley Tuesday.
SAIN, William W. April 22, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of the late William W, SAIN who was killed at the Green's Gulch mine Thursday of last week took place Saturday, at 2 p.m., the internment being in the Mariposa I.O.O.F Cemetery. The funeral cortege was one of the largest ever seen in Mariposa.
GARBER-DAUT April 22, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Thursday evening a quiet wedding took
place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Fred DAUT, father and mother of
the bride. The contracting parties were Henry GARBER and Miss Amelia
and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. A. LINDSEY, the local
minister. None but the nearest relatives of the bride and groom were
at the wedding.
Mr. GARBER is one of the leading citizens of Mariposa and a native of the town. He is proprietor of the Mariposa livery stable and is an all around good fellow.
Mrs. GARBER, like her husband, is a native of the town and has spent most of her life here. She is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred DAUT, pioneer residents of the town.
The contracting parties will make their home here where both have a host of friends who are a unit in wishing that they may spend a long and happy life, free from care and sorrow, to all of which the Gazette says amen.
After the ceremony Mr. GARBER beat the "tin can brigade" by calling on all the boys to "smile" with him, which was done with a hearty good will and good wishes.
CHURCH-THORN April 29, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Miss May THORN, youngest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank THORN, was united in marriage Wednesday morning last
at 10:30, to Mr. James B. CHURCH, of Alturas, Modoc county. The
was performed by Rev. W. A. LINDSEY in the presence of the parents,
and a few invited guest. The bride and groom were unattended.
The ceremony was performed in the parlor of the THORN residence, which had been beautifully decorated with ferns, cut flowers and potted plants.
The bride, as mentioned above, is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank THORN, pioneer and highly esteemed residents of Mariposa county. She was born and reared in the county and is a young lady of charming manner. For the past year Miss THORN has been bookeeper and clerk in Trabucco's mercantile establishment where she made many friends by her gentle and accommodating actions.
Mr. CHURCH is a rising young butcher of Alturas, where he is one of the leading citizens. The young couple after a short honeymoon spent in San Francisco and other bay points will go to Alturas to reside.
The Gazette joins their many friends in wishing them a long, happy and prosperous future.
They left for their wedding trip immediately after the ceremony.
Vitals May 1911 Mariposa Gazette
May 6, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
May 13, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 13, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
RADER- In Hanford, May 1, 1911, to the wife of Fred RADER, a daughter.
May 20, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 20, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
ROWLAND- In Cathey's Valley, May 14, 1911, to the wife of L. H. ROWLAND, a daughter.
Died May 20, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
WALSEY- In San Jose, May 12, 1911,
WALSEY, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 35 years, 8 months and 20 days.
The deceased was a former resident of Mt. Bullion, being for a time employed in the mine at that place. Pneumonia was the cause of death. The funeral was held in San Jose on Monday, May 15th.
May 27, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 27, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
GUEST- In Merced, May 22, 1911, to the wife of Samuel GUEST, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
AUSTIN-FRANK May 6, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Laurence E. AUSTIN and Miss Bertha E. FRANK, both of Whitlock, were married at the Methodist parsonage in Mariposa, Thursday last, Rev. W. A. LINDSEY officiating. Miss Christine FRANK, a sister of the bride, and Theodore ARNDKE were the witnesses, the wedding being a strictly private affair. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple returned to Whitlock where they will make their home.
PATTERSON-CATHEY May 6, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Stockton.
The parsonage of Rev. John K. BALLOU,
pastor of the Christian church of Stockton, was the scene of a quiet
last Saturday. J. M. PATTERSON, a Lodi painter, and Miss Mary CATHEY
the contracting parties. Frank ROCHETT acted as best man, and the
of the bride, Mrs. L. M. CATHEY was present.
Mrs. PATTERSON is quite popular in this section, having resided for the past seven years on the family vineyard three miles east of Lodi. The groom has been residing in Lodi for the past four years, where he has been engaged in the painting business. He is a steady young man, of good habits and a splendid workman.
After the wedding the happy couple left for San Francisco and Los Angeles, where they will spend their honeymoon, after which they will return to Lodi. Mr. PATTERSON has a neat home for his bride on South School street.- Lodi Sentinel.
FRAZIER, Mrs. Chas May 6, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Chas. FRAZIER, nee Azalea CAPELLI, only child of Mrs. Flora GRIFFIN, aged seventeen years and seven months, died last Thursday at her home in Sutter Creek Amador county, of pneumonia after but a few days illness. The sad news came as a shock to the many friends of the deceased here and the deepest sympathy is felt for the heartbroken mother and the other relatives. Mrs. FRAZIER'S childhood was spent in Coulterville but for the past five years Sutter Creek has been her home. She is remembered here as the pretty little curly haired child who was the idol of the home and the joy of her fond mother's heart. She was of a happy, cheerful disposition and brought sunshine wherever she went. Mrs. FRAZIER is survived by a devoted young husband, her mother and many other relatives. She was a niece of D. M. and F. J. BRUSHI of Coulterville, Mrs. J. P. HAIGH of Penon Blanco, and Fred BRUSCHI of Yosemite. May the great Comforter whose wise decree we cannot always understand soften their and comfort them with the hope of a glorious meeting in the mansions of everlasting happiness. Words of human comfort are unavailing in the face of such a sorrow.
BRUTON, Samuel J. May 6, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Bagby.
Corner JOHNSON was called to Bagby Monday to hold an inquest on the body of Samuel J. BRUTON. The old gentleman who was 78 years old, retired as usual Sunday night at the residence of his son, George W. BRUTON, where he made his home. Not being about at his usual time Monday morning, his son's wife went to his room to call him and found him dead in bed. Deceased was a native of Missouri and had been a resident of Bagby for about seven years. The remains were interred in the Bear Valley cemetery Tuesday. The cause of death as ascertained by the coroner's jury was: " Old age and natural causes."
BALEME-BLANCHARD May 13, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Zelpha BLANCHARD, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. BLANCHARD, of the Corner District, was married in Merced last week to J. E. BALEME, a popular young man of the Fountain City. The many Coulterville friends of the young lady wish her joy and prosperity.
FLORES, Mrs. Fransisca May 20, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Mt. Bullion.
Mrs. Fransisca FLORES, an old time
of this county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. S. MERINO, in
Mt. Bullion on Friday of last week. Old age was the cause of death. She
was the mother of Prof. FLORES the well known violinist, and another
is Mrs. C. O. BROWN of Le Grand. She was a native of Mexico and 76
of age. Internment was made in the Catholic
cemetery at Hornitos last Sunday.
BRYAN, Charles May 20, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Died of Injuries.
Charles BRYAN, who was brought to the county hospital last week from the Mathew's ranch suffering from injuries about the head received in a fall from a cultivator, died at that institution last Tuesday. Deceased was a stranger here and nothing is known concerning him. He was about 60 years of age. The funeral was held Wednesday.
KELLEY, Mrs. Charlotte May 27, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Charlotte KELLEY of Bear Valley, died at her home last Sunday morning. Cancer was the cause of death. The remains were taken to Green Mountain where the funeral was held Monday.
GILMORE, Mrs. Adeline May 27, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Adeline GILMORE, 78 years of age, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. H. SHUNTZ, on Greeley Hill. Deceased was an estimable lady and much esteemed by a large circle of friends. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed.
ANDREWS, Elisha, Jr. May 27, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Elisha Andrews, Jr. Dead.
This morning at 10 o'clock the battle
which Elisha ANDREWS, Jr., had been making for life ended and he
to the inevitable. He had been ill for months with an illness which
the physicians and from which there seemed to be no escape. His
who cared for him in his illness, where with him at the end. He died at
his father's home at Glenbrook. The young man was born in Grass Valley
35 years ago and after leaving school went into the mines. He was a
workman and was in a fair way to become an expert miner when a cruel
almost ended his life and laid him low for many weeks at the end of
time it was found would be blind for life. He accepted his misfortune
the greatest fortitude and was cheerful in spite of his heavy load. For
months he has been failing and his death had been expected for days. A
father, Elisha ANDREWS, Sr., two brothers, Charles and Thomas, and five
sisters survive him. The latter are Mrs. Frank GILL, Mrs. William
Mrs. H. J. F. BERKELEY of Sacramento, Miss Carrie ANDREWS of Eldredge
Miss Sophie ANDREWS of Grass Valley. He also leaves a son 13 years of
who lives in Oakland.- Nevada City Transcript, May 22.
Elisha ANDREWS was, for a few years prior to 1902, a resident of Mariposa, he being one of the first miners to work in the Mariposa mine during its last working. On March 22, 1902, while engaged in running a machine in the west drift of the fifth level he drilled into a missed hole, causing an explosion which resulted in the instant death of George KULLINOVICH (known as Pine Tree George), his chuck tender, and was himself so badly injured that the sight of both eyes was destroyed. He made many friends while here and is remembered by all.
Vitals June 1911 Mariposa Gazette
June 3, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
June 10, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 10, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
BRUCE- In Stent, May 19, 1911, to the wife of Jay C. BRUCE, a daughter.
June 17, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
June 24, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 24, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
WESTON- On Sherlocks, June 19, 1911, to the wife of George A. WESTON, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
LOVELESS-YOCUM June 3, 1911, Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON, on May 23d, to David LOVELESS of Merced and Blanche YOCUM of Madera.
KOMMER. Mrs. Marie June 3, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Marie KOMMER of San Francisco, died at her home in that city on May 29, 1911. She was a native of Germany and 78 years of age. The deceased was a sister of Fred DAUT of this town.
WARNER-BRANSON June 3, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Grace BRANSON, daughter of Joseph BRANSON of Hornitos, and a popular teacher in the Fresno county schools, was married in Fresno on Sunday last to A. F. WARNER, of Sanger. They are spending their honeymoon in the Yosemite Valley and will make their home in Sanger. Mrs. WARNER is a sister of Mrs. L. G. THISTLE of Mariposa.
LANE, Charles D. June 3, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Charles D. LANE, one of the most prominent mining men in the state, died at Palo Alto the first of the week.
McELLIGOTT-LAUDUCEUR June 10, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. P. McELLIGOTT and Mrs. Maynard McELLIGOTT were passengers on Tuesday's stage for San Francisco. They will attend the wedding of Mervin McELLIGOTT to Miss Edith LADOUCEUR, which takes place on the 12th inst.
CRAWFORD-HENDRICKS June 10, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Willie HENDRICKS of Los Angelese and Dee CRAWFORD of Hornitos were united in marriage at the parsonage of the Bethel Methodist Episcopal church yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock by Rev. H. S. ALLEN. Mr. and Mrs. CRAWFORD will make their home in Hornitos.- Merced Sun, June 2nd.
SIBLEY, Walter F. June 10, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Walter F. SIBLEY, Sheriff of San Joaquin county, and one of the best known officers in the state, died in Berkeley on Sunday. W. H. REICKS, a prominent farmer of that county, has been chosen as his successor.
JEFFERY, birth June 10, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A little daughter was born recently to Mr. and Mrs. George JEFFERY at the home of their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. GOSS, in Coulterville. (This announcement should have appeared in last week's letter but was over looked by your correspondent at the time of writing.)
DULCICH birth June 10, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born- In Stockton Cal., May 22nd, 1911, to the wife of J. B. DULCICH, a son.
REICH-ADAM June 10, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced June 5, 1911, to Richard O. RIECH of Coulterville and Sohia K. ADAMS of Chicago.
STOCKTON, Richard June 10, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Robert W. STOCKTON, aged 30 years and a native of California, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. STOCKTON, committed suicide near his home on Little Gear Creek, Wednesday morning last. The particulars of the sad affair as learned by Coroner JOHNSON are as follows: STOCKTON started out in the morning to find his horses and not being home at noon his uncle, L. D. STOCKTON, started out to look for him and about 2 p.m. found the body lying in a trail about a quarter of a mile from the house. A 32-calibre Colts revolver lay by the side of the corpse and a bullet hole in the center of the forehead told the harrowing tale. No cause is assigned for the rash act other than that he had been suffering from stomach trouble. The body was taken to Madera, Thursday for internment. STOCKTON was a miner and worked with his father and uncle in the Santa Rosa mine on Bear Creek.
CLARK-CLARK June 10, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Hosea L. CLARK, one of the forest rangers stationed at Jerseydale, was married on Sunday evening last to Miss Eva CLARK, youngest daughter of Fred N. CLARK, at the home of the latter on Bear Creek. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Howard L. SMITH of Raymond. Only immediate relatives and friends of the contracting parties were present. The young couple left on Monday's stage for San Francisco and other points where they will spend their honeymoon, and upon their return will make their home at Jerseydale. Their many friends will wish them a long and happy married life.
CLARKE-RIDGWAY June 17, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Maud E. RIDGWAY, formerly of Mariposa, and Ernest J. CLARKE were married in San Francisco, June 9th.
McELLIGOTT-LADOUCEUR Jun 17, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Married in San Francisco.
On Monday evening June 12, 1911, the
marriage of Mervin T. McELLIGOTT and Miss Edith E. LADOUCEUR was
at the Ladouceur home in San Francisco.
Charles McELLIGOTT of Mt. Bullion acted as best man and Miss Pearl LADOUCEUR was bride's maid. The ceremony was performed at 7 p.m. and after refreshments and amid hearty congratulations the young couple left to make their home in Fresno where Mr. McELLIGOTT has a situation. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred LADOUCEUR formerly of this place, and a charming young lady. Mr. McELLIGOTT, the groom, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. P. McELLIGOTT of Mariposa and a young man of honest and upright principles and one who makes friends wherever he goes. The happy couple have the best wishes of a host of friends.
The wedding was attended by only a few friends and immediate relations of the bride and groom. Those present from here were: Charles McELLIGOTT, Mrs. P. McELLIGOTT, Mrs. Maynard McELLIGOTT, Mrs. H. ARTRU and Miss Honorine Camin.
DIEFENDORFER, Mrs. S. S. June 17, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Thursday of last week one of the ladies who was hurt in the stage accident at the Yosemite the previous Saturday, died in the Valley. Her name was Mrs. S. S. DIEFENDORFER, and her home was at Allen Park, near Chicago, Ill. The body was shipped there for internment.
BASSETT-DUNN June 24, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in San Francisco on June 19, 1911, to Francis T. BASSETT of Salem, Oregon, and Annie DUNN of San Francisco. Mr. BASSETT is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. BASSETT, former residents of Whitlock.
HARRIS, Mrs. Amanda June 24, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Amanda HARRIS, wife of Supervisor Matt HARRIS of San Francisco, died at the family home in that city on June 19, 1911, aged 70 years, 6 months and 4 days. She leaves to mourn her demise her husband and two sons, Frank H. HARRIS and Mathew A. HARRIS. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Society of California Pioneer Women. The funeral was held Thursday last at 10:30 p. m.
McFADDEN, George June 24, 1911, Mariposa Gazette
A message received at Mt. Bullion early in the week announcing the death of George McFADDEN, at Grass Valley, Saturday last. McFADDEN was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert McFADDEN and a native of Bear Valley. No particulars as to the cause of death.
HAYWARD, Seth B. June 24, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
La Grange Pioneer Dies.
Seth B. HAYWARD, formerly residing at
La Grange died at the Swan rooming house Friday evening following an
of about three weeks. He was 75 years of age.
Mr. HAYWARD came from Merced to this city in order to be with his daughters, Miss Nellie SULLIVAN and Mrs. S. H. JAY, the former proprietor of the SWAN. In addition to these two children, Mr. HAYWARD is survived by the widow and Dan SULLIVAN of Grass Valley.
Mr. HAYWARD was engaged in the hotel and stock raising business during most of his life and lived in La Grange for many years.- Modesto Herald.
S. B. HAYWARD, whose death is recorded above, was born in Boston, Mass. and would have been 75 years of age had he lived until next month. He came to Mariposa county over 40 years ago and during his life engaged in lumbering, mining, farming and hotel keeping. For a number of years Mr. HAYWARD was proprietor of HAYWARD Station, located six miles above La Grange on the old stage road between Modesto and Yosemite Valley. Here he was a hospitable host to the hundreds of people who passed over that road, the fame of his table and the attractiveness of his house extending far and wide. He was a progressive man and until his age compelled his retirement was always engaged in active business, the result being that he leaves an estate consisting of farming and mining lands, located in Mariposa county. He was closely identified with the early history of the Tuolumne and Merced river sections and enjoyed a wide acquaintance not only in Mariposa county but in Merced, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties. Mr. HAYWARD leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Sebie JAY of Modesto, and two step-children, Miss Nellie SULIVAN of Modesto and Dan SULLIVAN of Grass Valley. - Merced Sun.- June 17.
STOLDER-HODGES June 24, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
R. B. STOLDER and Mrs. Ada S. HODGES surprised their many Mariposa county friends on Thursday of last week by being united in marriage in Oakland. Mr. STOLDER is too well known and popular in Mariposa county for the Gazette to have much to say. He is the present District Attorney of Mariposa county, a bright and up-to-date Attorney and all round good fellow. The bride is a former resident of Mt. Bullion where she had charge of the public school for several terms, but of late years she has been a resident of Stockton. She is a lady of ability, a first class instructor and one who is looked up to by all who know her. After a short honeymoon spent at the cities about the Bay Mr. and Mrs. STOLDER will return to Mariposa to reside.
Vitals July 1911 Mariposa Gazette
July 1, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 1, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
PATTERSON- Near Hornitos, June 23, 1911, to the wife of David PATTERSON, a son.
July 8, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 8, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
LOGAN- In Mariposa, July 3, 1911, to the wife of Ben LOGAN, a son.
BRICE- At Richmond, July 6, 1911, to the wife of W. M. BRICE, of Briceburg, a daughter.
Married July 8, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
ROBERSON-DICKENSON- In Stockton, June 29, 1911, by Rev. L. S. WOODRUFF, Ernest E. ROBERSON and Alice Maud DICKINSON, both of Lewis, Mariposa county.
CORKINS-BRANSON- In Stockton, June 30, 1911, by Rev. J. W. LUNDY, Ernest Lee CORKIN and Florence Winifred BRANSON, both of Stockton.
July 15, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
July 22, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 22, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
BRUTON- In Merced, July 13, 1911, to the wife of George W. BRUTON, of Bagby, a son.
July 29, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
LANDRUM, Mrs. July 1, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Mono.
Mrs. LANDRUM died at her home in Mono, on Saturday of last week and was buried at the Barley FIeld Monday. She leaves a son, Simeon LANDRUM, and two daughters, Mrs. Alice ROGERS of Merced and Mrs. L. SMITH of Oakland. The deceased had been a resident of this county for many years and was about 75 years of age.
WILCOX-PAGANELLI July 1, 1911, Mariposa Gazette
W. W. WILCOX and Miss Mabel PAGANELLI of Merced were married in that city on Sunday last.
ROBBIN-THOMPSON July 1, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. E. JEFFERY returned from San Francisco Saturday where she had gone to be present at the wedding of her grand-daughter, Miss Violet THOMPSON, and Mr. Leon ROBBIN, which occurred on June 11, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John THOMPSON, on Capp St. The ceremony was performed in the presence of about forty persons, relatives and friends of the young couple who on that day begun life's voyage together. The bride is a native of Coulterville and spent many years of her life here. She is very popular among young and old having a sweet and winsome disposition. The best wishes of her scores of Coulterville friends go with her in her new life. Mr. and Mrs. ROBIN will make their new home in San Francisco.
McCAULEY, James July 1, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
ACCIDENT NEAR YOSEMITE.
James McCAULEY Dies from the Result of a Runaway.
James McCAULEY, one of the best known
pioneers of Yosemite Valley, was killed in a runaway accident on the
grade going down into the Cascades of the Merced River, in Yosemite
last Saturday morning about 7 o'clock. Mr. McCAULEY left his home at
Big Meadows about 6 o'clock that morning with a load of beef which he
taking to the valley. When about three miles from his ranch the team
he was driving became frightened from some unknown cause and ran away
the grade. After running a distance of about half a mile, the wagon
over and Mr. McCAULEY was thrown out, sustaining a broken neck, several
broken ribs, a mashed head and face and other cuts and bruises. No one
witnessed the accident, but the tracks of the wagon on the down grade
the manner of the accident. Mr. McCAULEY was probably instantly killed.
The body was found by a party of campers coming out of the Yosemite at about 10 o'clock the same morning. The team was standing quietly in the spot where the wagon had turned over and Mr. McCAULEY'S body was found lying on top of the load of meat. The campers seeing that the man was dead, returned to the Cascades and notified Mr. HASKELL, who at once telephoned to the army surgeon in the valley. The surgeon and a detail of soldiers went to the scene at once and Mr. HASKELL went to the Big Meadows, where he notified Mrs. McCAULEY and her son Fred. As soon as the surgeon and soldiers arrived on the scene an inquest was held, it being found that death was due to an accident as stated above.
James McCAULEY was born in County Anthram, Ireland, May 10, 1841, and came to California in 1868, settling in Yosemite Valley in 1870. In 1871 Mr. McCAULEY built the short trail to Glacier Point hotel, of which he was proprietor for 18 years. After retiring from the hotel business Mr. McCAULEY went to his Big Meadows ranch, where he has since resided, being engaged in the wholesale butcher business, supplying the Yosemite Valley and a number of mining caps with meats.
He was married in Coulterville in 1879 to Miss Barbara WENGER, who survives him. Three children, Jules McCAULEY of Groveland, and John and Fred McCAULEY of Yosemite, are the result of the union.
Mr. McCAULEY became a member of the Mariposa Lodge, No. 39, I. O. O. F., in 1869 and retained his membership there continuously. He was one of the best known men in Mariposa county and extended his acquaintances to all parts of the world by entertaining the hundreds of tourist who visited the Glacier Point hotel during the term of his proprietorship. He was also well known in Merced, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him speaks a kind word for his character and offers a strong regret that he should meet so unkind a fate.
After the death of Galen CLARK, which occurred last year, Mr. McCAULEY was the oldest pioneer in the Yosemite valley. Mr. McCAULEY'S death brings to mind the death of a former friend and pioneer, J. M. HUTCHINGS, which occurred eight years ago. Mr. and Mrs. HUTCHINGS were driving on the Oak Flat grade when their team became frightened and ran away, Mr. HUTCHING being thrown from the wagon and killed, while Mrs. HUTCHINGS sustained no injuries. Mr. HUTCHINGS, Galen CLARKE and Mr. McCAULEY were close friends for many years and each loved the beautiful valley where they resided with a tenderness that was almost a passion. With Galen CLARKE, his love for Yosemite was the one great passion of his life and he cared naught for anything but to worship nature there and be close to his old friends. Mr. HUTCHINGS and Mr. McCAULEY, while also great lovers of nature, were both endowed with much business ability. Mr. McCAULEY'S ranch at the Big Meadows is one of the beauty spots of the mountains and is a valuable piece of property. As the news of his death reaches the homes of the people of the mountain country there will be genuine sorrow and regret from one end of Mariposa county to the other, for this good man was loved by all. - Merced Sun, June 26.
GOURGUET, Albert D. July 1, 1911, Mariposa Gazette
Death of ALbert D. GOURQUET.
Albert D. GOURQUET, the only brother
of Mrs. A. E. McELLIGOTT of Madera, died in Fresno, Friday, June 9,
and his funeral ws held from the Calvary Presbyterian church, Sunday
June 11, the services being conducted by Rev. Duncan WALLACE. At the
the funeral ceremonies of the Woodsmen of the World were conducted.
Mr. GOURQUET was born in Mariposa county in 1852. He moved to Fresno county about 25 years ago. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Eugene GOURQUET and Lloyd T. GOURQUET, and three daughters, Mrs. H. COOLIDGE of Fowler, Mrs. Roy RUSSELL of Fresno and Mrs. Jesse BONNAR of Auberry.
RANKIN-ROWLAND July 8, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Alice ROWLAND of Ukiah, a sister of Lee ROWLAND, a former resident of Mariposa, was married on Wednesday of last week to Mr. Andrew RANKIN of Oakland.
ELSTON-McCARTHY July 15, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Azuba McCARTHY, the second daughter of our townsman, W. J. McCARTHY, who is a recent graduate from Downer College, Milwaukee, bids fair to make herself in the intellectual world a mark as shining as that which was attained by her brilliant sister, who a few weeks ago became the bride of Dr. Sydney C. ELSTON. Miss McCARTHY, after completing a course at the University of California, went east to secure further educational advantages not available in this state. She returns now prepared to take charge of the department of domestic science, which has been added to the U. of C. through the benefaction of Mrs. Phoebe HEARST, and which, despite her youth, Miss McCARTHY has been prevailed upon to accept.
WEBB-NEWMAN July 15, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Invitations are out for the wedding on July 26th of Sydney V. WEBB and Miss Claire NEWMAN, both of Berkeley.
McFADDEN July 15, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH OF GEORGE McFADDEN
Impressive Funeral Services- Tribute to his Memory.
George McFADDEN, a native of Bear
Mariposa county, died at the home of his parents in Manattan, Nevada,
June 19, 1911. Regarding his death the Manhattan Mail of June 24, 1911,
Among the saddest things to occur in Manhattan, that brought great sorrow to a happy home and cast bitter gloom over an entire community was the passing away, at an untimely age, of George McFADDEN, a young man most favorably known and universally beloved.
The cause of death was the constant handling and inhaling of fumes of cyanide.
The deceased was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. McFADDEN. The blow to the parents and only surviving brother was especially severe for only six short months ago the family buried a daughter and sister.
George up to the time of his illness, was employed at the War Eagle mill, and was extremely popular with the management and his fellow workmen. By his untimely end the milling company lost one of their most efficient men and his brother workers a wholesouled, genial companion.
Everything within the power of medical and surgical skill was done for the young man, but to no avail. Dr. McLEOD of Tonopah, was called in the case by Dr. McINTYRE, the attending physician, but the patient had passed into the Great Beyond ere the arrival of the Tonopah doctor.
Tuesday afternoon witnessed the funeral of the deceased. Funeral services were held at the Bronx theater, the most commodious building in town and not half large enough to accommodate the host of sympathizers that came to listen to the farewell eulogies over the remains of their departed friend.
The Rev. BATH officiated and in a few well chosen words delivered the the funeral oration paying a eulogistic tribute to the life of the young man. The minister discoursed briefly from the shortest verse in the Bible- "Jesus Wept." He feelingly spoke of the Savior's life and implored the vast congregation to pay more attention to spiritual life and less display of avarice and greed in the search for gold.
A choir of mixed voices rendered choice and appropriate hymns that stirred the hearts of the auditors, many of whom had not been inside the sacred precincts of a house of worship in many years.
The bier was covered with flowers made up into handsome designs. A broken wheel, symbolic of the cut short career of the deceased, was a contribution of the War Eagle management and the fellow employees of the young man. Another given by the Volunteer Fire Department, of which the boy was second in command, was a beautiful ladder, the flower scheme being pink roses and Lilies.
A large cortege followed the body to its last resting place, in fact the camp turned out in masse: every business house being closed, together with the mills and mines in the district.
The funeral was under the auspices of the W. F. of M., whose membership preceded the hearse with a body of one hundred and fifty men. Next came members of the Fire Department to the number of sixty, then the sorrow stricken parents and brother of the deceased, followed closely by every carriage , wagon and automobile available. The following named gentlemen acted as pall bearers: Messrs. NORTH, FERGUSON, BARKER, WEILEP and the GILLAN brothers, whose sad mission it was to cosign to the grave the remains of their personal friend, which they did with genuinely sorrow-bowed head.
A most pathetic scene was enacted when the hysterically bereaved mother cried out in anguish "Why don't they kill me! I have nothing to live for!" Owing to the extreme youth and the beautiful traits and characteristics of the departed an extreme gloom pervades the camp and it will be many a day before normal cheer will be restored.
In this the saddest hour of his parent's and brother's bereavement, the entire community offer their sympathy and condolence.
ROBERTSON-DICKINSON July 15, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
E. ROBERTSON and Mrs. Maud DICKINSON surprised their friends and neighbors by going to Stockton and being quietly married on June 29th. Sunday night a large crowd gathered at the bride's home and gave them a rousing charivari. After ringing bells, tooting horns, beating tin cans, etc., for about fifteen minutes the bride and groom made their appearance. After congratulations Otho DICKINSON gave them some very pretty music on the phonograph. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. BEOBERSON, Mr. and Mrs. HUELSDONK and family, Mr. and Mrs. CARSON and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ira WILKINSON an daughter, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. LAIRD and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard HARLESS, Mrs. Cora BAIN, Misses Georgia McCLURE and Maggie SMYER, Messrs. A. C. SMITH, Newt WALLER, Geroge HARLESS, Calvin PROBASCO, Jon and Harvey THOMPSON, Chas. and Roland DEATSCH, George and Otho DICKINSON.
ELLIS-LEWIS July 22, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Stockton Friday of last week to Chester H. ELLIS and Miss Gertrude A. LEWIS, both of Mariposa.
NEGUS, Edwin Charles July 22, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Edwin Charles NEGUS died suddenly at his home on 19th street Saturday afternoon. Mr. NEGUS had been down town and was returning to his home when he was taken ill on Alameda street. Friends rushed to his assistance and helped him to his home, where he died in a short time. Mr. NEGUS was subject to heart troubles and the heat was more than he could stand. He leaves a mother, Mrs. T. S. JOLLEY, a brother, Eugene NEGUS, and a half sister, Mrs. Ray OETERSON. The funeral was held from the family home at 10 o'clock this morning, being conducted by Rev. S. J. LINDSEY, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church.- Merced Sun, July 17.
LEESE-KEARNEY July 22, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Oakland, Wednesday, to Howard D. LEESE and Miss Ruth E. KEARNEY both of Oakland. Miss KEARNEY is a native of Mariposa and the youngest daughter of the late Dr. W. J. KEARNEY.
DAVEREUX-JOY July 29, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Thomas MUTTON and daughter, Norinne, returned Friday from Fresno where they went for the purpose of attending the wedding of Miss Lila JOY and Edw. A. DEVEREUX which occurred recently at the home of the bride's parents in Fresno. Mrs. DAVEREUX resided here for some years in her childhood and is held in kind remembrance by many friends who wish her and her life's partner a long and happy wedded life. The young couple are spending the honeymoon period at Fort Bragg, Mendocino county.
PAULI, Henry July 29, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
On visiting a tent near Mt. Ophir, last Tuesday, James DUNNAWAY and John TRABUCCO, Jr., found the occupant, Henry PAULI, dead. Deceased was a prospector and was living in the tent. He had been a sufferer of consumption some time and the verdict of the coroner's jury was that he died from that disease. He was a native of England and about 62 years of age.
DRUMMOND, James H. July 29, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
James H. DRUMMOND Suicides.
James H. DRUMMOND, a native of Mississippi,
aged 34 years, committed suicide in Mariposa, Thursday morning by
himself with a 38-cal. special revolver, the bullet entering above the
heart and coming out the back. DRUMMOND had been tending bar for John
REED for some time and his act must have been premeditated, as he left
a note stating that $80 would be found in his pocket to defray his
expenses. About 4 a.m. he went into the yard in the rear of REED'S
and was found soon after in a dying condition and the pistol beside
He was taken to his room where he lingered until about 9 a.m. when he
away. Despondency is assigned as the cause of the rash act. He leaves
aunt, Miss Lee DEVANAY, and three brothers, William, Kirby and Robert,
all well known in Mariposa, besides a number of near relatives in
The funeral was held yesterday at 10 a.m. Internment in Mariposa public
Coroner JOHNSON summoned a jury and held an inquest in accordance with law. The verdict was: "We find the deceased was named J. H. DRUMMOND, was a native of Mississippi, aged about 34 years, that he came to his death on the 27th day of July, 1911, in this county, by a gunshot wound inflicted by his own hand with suicidal intent."
The following men composed the jury: Geo. H. LINVILLE, foreman, W. W. GANN, Bert SMITH, W. H. RAMSDEN, F. H. CONWELL, Wm. WILLIAMS, Joel HALMAN, M. J. MULLERY, Chas. W. CALDWELL.
Vitals August 1911 Mariposa Gazette
August 5, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 5, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
WARDALL- In Oakland, July 17th, 1911, to the wife of Clarence WARDALL, a daughter.
DAVIS- In Sutter Creek, July 17th, 1911, to the wife of James E. DAVIS, a son.
August 12, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 12, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
QUICK- In San Jose, July 27th, 1911, to the wife of G. E. QUICK, a son.
BREWER- In Bakersfield, August 5, 1911, to the wife of R. R. BREWER (formerly Miss Diamond BAKER), a son.
August 19, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
August 26, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
TRESIDDER, Martin August 5, 1911, Mariposa Gazette
Death of Martin TRESIDDER.
Martin TRESIDDER, a well known miner and millman, of Mt. BULLION, died at his home in that town Thursday morning last, the cause of death being heart troubles. Deceased was a native of England, aged 44 years. He came to the United States about 25 years ago and settled in Plumas county. Sixteen years ago he moved to this county and has resided here ever since. He was a steady, sober, and industrious man: a kind and loving husband and father and a good citizen: one whom all will regret to lose from the community. He was a member in good standing of the Mariposa Lodge, No. 39, I. O. O. F. and was buried under the auspices of that order in the Odd Fellows cemetery, at Mariposa, yesterday afternoon at one o'clock. He leaves to mourn his demise a widow and seven children, and a brother, James TRESIDDER, at Mt. Bullion, and several brothers and sisters in England.
FLOOD, Horace August 5, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Case of Plague Discovered.
Dr. W. F. SNOW of Sacramento, secretary of the State Board of Health has received a report of a case of bubonic plague in Contra Costa county. The victim was Horace FLOOD, aged 7 years, who died on July 26th. He is supposed to have become infected from bites and scratches of a ground squirrel. Following this death 185 men have been put to work by the Federal authorities in San Francisco and surrounding bay counties, waging war on ground squirrels and rats which carry the plague germ.
SOUZA, Joe August 12, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Premature Blast Kills One Man and Cripples Another.
A serious and frightful accident
at the plant of the Yosemite Stone company, near Exechequer, Monday
last 4 o'clock. Joe SOUZA and his brother Manuel were engaged in
blasting for the company when the accident occurred. They were doing
is known as "bulldozing" by miners and quarrymen, that is placing the
of powder on the rock and shooting it instead of drilling a hole in
to place the charge. They had seven shots ready and had lit them all
one and in some unaccountable way the last one went off prematurely.
Joe SOUZA had both hands blown off his eyes blown out and numerous bones broken. He only lived a few moments after the explosion.
Manuel was thrown about twelve feet and received frightful bruises and cuts but will recover. Both were natives of Portugal and had been in the employ of the company about three weeks, Coroner Johnson held an inquest and the jury brought in a verdict in accordance with the above facts. The dead man was about 28 years of age. The remains were taken to the Merced. The wounded man was taken to the Merced Sanitarium for treatment.
YOCUM, Mrs. Jesse H. August 12, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Jesse H. YOCUM Dead.
Mrs. Jesse H. YOCUM died at the
of her son, F. F. YOCUM, in Mariposa, Wednesday morning last. Mrs.
had been in feeble health for some time and death was not unexpected
it came as a great shock to her children and grand children who dearly
loved her. Deceased was a native of New York and 70 years of age. She
to Mariposa county from Kansas in 1881 and had been a resident of the
ever since except three years spent back in Kansas. She had been a
many years and had been cared for by her children.
She leaves, besides a number of grand children, a son, F. F. YOCUM and a daughter, Mrs. Wm. H. LOWRIE, to morn her death. Funeral services were held at the residence of her son Thursday morning last, Rev. W. A. LINDSEY officiating. The remains were conveyed to Pea Ridge cemetery for internment.
AUGUST, William August 12, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
William AUGUST, who resided a few miles below Mormon Bar, at Cariboo, for many years, and who went to the French Hospital in San Francisco, a few weeks since for medical treatment, died in that institution last Saturday.
CARLON, Mrs. Kate August 19, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Kate CARLON, well known and esteemed by many readers of this column, died Tuesday morning at her home near Groveland of an acute ailment of a few day's duration. The deceased was a native of Ireland and and attained the advanced age of ninety-one years when called to her reward. She was the mother of a large family of children, five of whom are left to mourn the passing of a devoted and loving parent, namely: Timothy CARLON of La Grange, Mrs. Peter MOGAN and Mrs. Henry THOMPSON of Snelling, Mrs. Elizabeth PHILLIPS of Coulterville, and Miss Kate CARLON of Groveland. Numerous grandchilden have also been a cause of joy in the declining years of the venerable lady and to all these hosts of friends offer sincerest sympathy. Mrs. CARLON was the mother of Supervisor Sylvester CARLON of Tuolumne county, whose death eighteen months ago while yet in the prime of manhood, caused such such widespread regret, not alone for his great popularity in many counties but also for the sad circumstances attending his death. The aged mother bore her weight of sorrow with heroic courage yet fully realizing her cup of sorrow had reached its sharpest point. Ninety years of joy and sorrow- how few of us give thought to all that may have been endured. Many emotions are often crowded into one day's span but when months and years roll by laden with sorrows and with joys the heart must indeed be tired, which for the allotted four score and ten years has borne bravely whatever the loving Farther has pleased to send. The funeral will be held to-morrow from the Catholic church at Big Oak. Rev. Father KEARNEY of Coulterville will officiate.
PALMER, Frank C. August 19, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
SUPERVISOR PALMER DEAD.
Passed Away Sunday Night After a Short Illness.
Frank C. PALMER, one of the best
and highly respected citizen of the Chowchilla district passed away
night last at the family home above Bootjack, after a short illness.
Mr. PALMER was the Supervisor of District No. 5, an da week before his death he was in Mariposa attending to business and although complaining of slight cold no uneasiness was felt by either his relatives or friends.
He went to Wawona a day or two after being in Mariposa and there seemed to take more cold and become rapidly worse and was taken home where he died Sunday night at 12 o'clock, pneumonia being the cause of death.
Deceased was a native of England, aged 60 years. He emigrated from his native land and came to America when a young man and had been a resident of Mariposa county for the past thirty years.
Ever since his advent into the county he has been looked upon as a leader. Being of a studious disposition he studied all questions of importance to the people of the county and was naturally looked upon as an advisor.
He was elected to represent the people of No. 5 District in 1906 and was a member of the Board, serving on his second term, at the time of his death.
He was a good neighbor, a fast friend, whole souled and good-hearted, and will be greatly missed by the people of the county and especially by the people of Supervisor District No. 5.
Death is no new visitor to the PALMER household. In the past fifteen months the grim reaper has visited the family five times in that short space of time. First John G. PALMER, a brother, was taken away; shortly after this a son, Will PALMER, was called; then Mrs. Jane PALMER, the beloved wife of the subject of this sketch, went upon her long journey. Shortly after the death of Mrs. PALMER, Frank C. PALMER, Jr., another son, was killed near Whitlock by his riding horse stumbling and falling upon him.
All of these deaths coming as they did in such a short time, saddened Mr. PALMER and naturally caused him much worry and ws undoubtedly the real cause of death.
The funeral services were held at the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. C. K. WESTFALL officiating, and the remains were interred in the family cemetery on the farm, beside the last resting place of his beloved helpmate.
To mourn the absence of a kind, loving and indulgent father, he leaves three daughters, Annie and Lizzie PALMER of Bootjack, and Mrs. May WILLIAMS, of Cliente, Kern county; and two sons, James PALMER of Whiterock, and Herbert PALMER, of Bootjack.
WALKER, Mrs. Louisa August 19, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. WALKER.
Mrs. Louisa WALKER, a native of Arkansas, aged 59 years, breathed her last at her home in Mariposa, Thursday afternoon last, at about 4:30 o'clock. Mrs. WALKER was an old resident of the town and her death is regretted by all. She had been in ill health for some time and her death was not unexpected. She leaves eight living children: Charles, George, Aaron and Willima WALKER of Mariposa; Mrs. Leathea WILCOX, of Lewis; Mrs. Bessie DOWNIE, of Vancouver; Mrs. Fred MASON, of San Jose; Mrs. R. C. NELSON, of Colfax. The funeral was held at Lewis yesterday at 3 p.m. Deceased was a kind and loving mother and a good neighbor.
HARRIS, Mathew August 19, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH OF MATTHEW HARRIS.
A Mariposa County Pioneer DIes in San Francisco.
Matthew HARRIS died at his home, 45
street, San Francisco, last Monday, aged 69 years, after a serious
of seven months. This announcement, though not unexpected, causes deep
sorrow to his Merced relatives and friends, as well as to a wide circle
of others. Mr. HARRIS was a man of prominence in San Francisco, a
of the board of supervisors, and for many years one of the best known
dealers. He stood high in the estimation of the people.
Mr. HARRIS came to California with his parents when he was ten years of age, from Wisconsin, in 1852. After spending a short time in Sacramento, the family went to Mariposa, and in his early manhood he was engaged in mining in the Mariposa and Princeton mines. At the age of 24 he went to Grass Valley, and for a time followed the occupation of driving stage. At the age of 26 he was married to Miss Amanda MOORE in Nevada county, who died only seven weeks before the death of her husband. Two sons survive their parents- Frank H. HARRIS and M. A. HARRIS- both of whom were associated with their father in the lumber business in San Francisco.
Soon after his marriage Mr. HARRIS went to San Francisco and engaged in the teaming business, mainly with lumber mills. Not long afterwards he organized the lumber firm of Harris & Jones. In 1895 he became manager of the Scott & VanArsdale Lumber Company.
In 1909 Mr. HARRIS was elected a
of the board of supervisors, his first public political position. The
adjourning Monday ordered it inscribed on the records that they did so
in respect to his memory, also adopting a memorial submitted by
MURDOCK which in feeling terms set forth their esteem for their
associate and their regret at losing his advise and companionship.
The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon from the undertaking parlor of Halsted & Co., 11222 Sutter St., Pacific Lodge, No. 136, Free and Accepted Masons, having charge of the ceremony. The body was cremated at Cypress Lawn cemetery, and the internment was private.
The brothers and sisters of the deceased are John F. and James A. HARRIS of Oakland; Charles HARRIS and F. H. PHILLIPS of Merced; Miss Emily HARRIS and Miss Vinnie PHILLIPS of Merced. - Merced Star.
KELLETT-WEIBE August 26, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The engagement was announced recently of Miss M. E. WEIBE and Horatio G. KELLETT, both of Oakland. No date for the wedding has been set at the present writing but it will probably be an event of mid-winter. The bride-to-be is a charming young lady with a sweet and sunny disposition and has hosts of friends in the city and on the bay. Ray is a Coulterville boy and a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John HALLINAN, pioneer residents of this locality. The parents and grand-parents of the intended groom plighted their final vows in the Coulterville Catholic Church and for that reason the young people are considering the idea of choosing the same edifice for the most solemn event of their lives.
CARLON, Mrs. Kate August 26, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. and Mrs. John VIGNA and Miss Annie GARBARINO, members of the choir of the Coulterville Catholic Church furnished the singing at the funeral of the late Mrs. K. CARLON which was held Thursday morning from the church at Big Oak. The organist of the church was prevented from attending by illness in her family but the vacancy was kindly filled at the eleventh hour by Miss Hazel BRUSHI of San Diego, who was visiting relatives near Big Oak. Among others attending were: Mrs. COMISSIANA, Mrs. CASACCIA, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas HALLINAN, Miss Josephine GARBARINO, Mautine BOLTON and Ed Webb.
PATE, Mrs. Martha M. August 26, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Martha M. PATE Dead.
Martha M. PATE died at her home in Corcoran yesterday after an illness extending over a period of two weeks. Her daughter, Mrs. Edna ERGO, was with her at the time of death. The deceased was born in Illinois, April 8, 1861, and moved with her parents to California when a girl, settling in Mariposa county. She was married in 1881, to S. M. PATE, from whom she was divorced a few years ago, after which she removed to Corcoran, where she has since resided. She was a resident of Merced for about ten years. She is survived by five children, Louis F. PATE, Mrs. Henry LATOUR, Sam PATE, Mrs. Edna ERGO and Henry PATE. - Merced Sun, Aug., 21.
ENGSTROM, Miss Ruth August 26, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The friends of Mrs. Mary AUBURY were indeed saddened when the news was received here of the death of her only child, Mrs. Ruth ENGSTROM. When we heard of Mrs. ENGSTROM' success we had congratulations for Mrs. AUBURY that her daughter should have achieved such a brilliant career and now all we can do is sympathize deeply for the afflicted mother.
REHFUESS, L. August 26, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The body of L. REHFUESS, the young man who fell from a log into the Merced river, in Yosemite Valley on June 13th and drowned, was recovered last Friday, having been discovered floating in the edge of the river by a camper. R. E. WILBURN and Officer John SMITH went up to Yosemite yesterday and brought the remains to the undertaking parlors in this city, where they were prepared for shipment to Richmond. The body was found about a quarter of a mile above the power house, which point is about 75 yards below where the accident occurred that caused the young mans death. The deceased was 24 years of age. The remains were shipped to Mrs. Julia GLASS, an aunt of the young man, who resides in Richmond. - Merced Sun, Aug. 21.
SHIMER-ORDUNO August 26, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Soflora on Wednesday of last week to James Edward SHIMER aged 37 years, and Candia ORDUNO aged 29 years, both residents of Coulterville. The couple were married by Justice Wm. HARTVIG.
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ALARID- In Mariposa, Sept. 5, 1911, to the wife of Manuel ALARID, a daughter.
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Born September 23, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
JOSE- In Hornitos, September 19, 1911, tot he wife of James JOSE, a daughter.
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GIBBONS-DENNISON September 2, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The announcement of the engagement of Hiss Hazel DENNISON to Warren GIBBONS of Merced Falls has been made by her. The wedding will take place within the next few weeks.- Modesto Hearald.
FARNSWORTH-HAUN September 2, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Clarence P. FARNSWORTH and Miss Eva B. HAUN, both of Merced, were married in that city Monday last.
ADAME, Erteban September 9, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Drowned at Ned's Gulch.
A Mexican named Erteban ADAME, aged about 20 years, was drowned Sunday last in the Merced river at Ned's Gulch. The man and two companions were in swimming and the unfortunate man got into deep water and lost his life. None of the men could swim. All three were section hands working under Section Boss Thomas RIELLY on the Y. V. railroad. Coroner Johnson held an inquest Monday and a verdict of "accidental drowning" was the verdict rendered by the jury.
POLKINGTON, E. September 9, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Drowned at Merced Falls.
E. POLKINTON, an employee of the Yosemite Lumber company, was drowned in the Merced river Sunday, at Merced Falls, while in swimming with two companions. It is supposed that he was taken with cramps. He was a resident of Fresno and leaves a widow, two sons and two daughters to mourn. The remains were taken to Fresno for internment. The deceased was well known throughout Mariposa county where he had worked as a miner. He was in Mariposa several months ago on a visit to old comrades of the mines.
September 16, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Mariposa.
Wm. H. NELSON, of El Portal, son of
NELSON the Merced real estate man, was married at the Mariposa Hotel,
night to Miss Edna BARGER, of Yosemite, Judge W. A. SCOTT officiated.
couple will make their home at El Portal where the groom is employed,
charge of the store of the Yosemite Lumber Co.
of Marriage Lic. bk 5 page
Sept 14, 1911
William H. Nelson, native of CA -aged 38 yrs, resident of El Portal, Mariposa Co
Edna R Barger, native of Montana -aged 21 yrs, resident of El Portal, Mariposa Co
"man is WHITE, the woman is WHITE"
14th day of Sept., 1911 Mariposa, Mariposa Co
witnessed by R A Prouty
and B F Bertken
by W A Scott, Justice of the Peace
Recorded at the request of W A Scott
14th day of Sept 1911. 45 min past 9am
J W Pratt --------------transcribed by Steve Miller
NUTTER-DUNLOP September 16, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Granted a License.
Charlse W. NUTTER, aged 28 years, a native of West Virginia, and a resident of Miami, Mariposa county, and Maggie DUNLOP, aged 28 years, a native of California, and resident of San Pablo, were granted a marriage license this morning by County Clerk P. J. THORNTON. - Merced Sun, Sept. 11th.
REEDY, birth September 30, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born- In La Grange, September 21, 1911, to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence REEDY, a daughter. The first named is a Coulterville native son.
CONVERSE-COVIL September 30, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
John L. CONVERSE and Miss Grace G.
were united in marriage this morning by Rev. Father GUERIN, the
taking place at the Catholic parsonage in Sonora, in the presence of
mother and sisters of the groom.
The young couple are from our neighboring town of Coulterville, where the greater portion of their lives have been passed. The bride is a prepossessing and popular young lady, and the groom is a well-known farmer of the northern end of Mariposa county, where he is highly esteemed.
The newly wedded couple took this morning's train for a couple of week's stay in San Francisco, after which they will return to the CONVERSE homestead, ten miles east of Coulterville, where they will make their future home, and the best wishes of hosts of friends.- Mother Lode Magnet, Sept. 27.
PETERSON-SALE September 30, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Merced.
Arligton G. PETERSON and Mrs. Myrtle SALE were united in marriage Saturday at 5 p.m., at the home of Mrs. Emma WHITE, 426 Nineteenth street, Rev. N. L. MONTGOMERY officiating. Mr. and Mrs. PETERSON are well known young people, enjoying a large circle of friends. The bride is a native of Mariposa county, where she resided until a few years ago, when she came to Bradley addition. Mr. and Mrs. PETERSON will make their home in Bradley addition. - Merced Sun, Sept. 25.
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ELLIS- In Merced, September 28, 1911, to the wife of Edward S. ELLIS, a son.
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FLETCHER- At Sugar Pine, August 28, 1911, to the wife of B. F. FLETCHER, a daughter.
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Born October 28, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
MASCHIO- In San Francisco, October
1911, to the wife of J. B. MASCHIO, (nee QUEIROLO) a daughter.
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RUSSELL, Frank D. October 7, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The many friends of Frank D. RUSSELL will be grieved to hear of his untimely death from pneumonia, at Richmond, on Thursday of last week. He leaves to mourn, besides many friends, his mother, two sisters and three brothers.
WRIGHT-ELLINGHAM October 7, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The engagement of Dr. F. L. WRIGHT and Miss Georgia M. ELLINGHAM, both of Mariposa, has been announced. The wedding will take place about the middle of November.
GRAVES, Mrs. Mary October 14, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary GRAVES, an old time Mariposan, died in Stockton on the 29th ult. Mrs. Graves was a resident of Mariposa for many years, her husband, Ben GRAVES, being employed in the blacksmith shop of the late Winslow GALLISON. She leaves four daughters and one son to mourn her death. Mrs. GRAVES was an aunt of Mrs. Thomas FARNSWORTH of Mariposa.
MENTZER, Victor Leonard October 14, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
"He calleth those whom he Loveth." Such seemed truly the motive of the Heavenly Father, when in the pride of dawning manhood was summoned home one by all dearly beloved- Victor Leonard MENTZER- whose death occurred last Friday night, at the home of his parents in Coulterville. When it became known that science could do no more to stay the hand of death, over the entire community was cast the shadow of darkest gloom and especially was this sadness marked on the schoolhouse play ground. The games were forgotten, the noisy shouts of "schools let out" was unheard; all was hushed and silent. In mournful groups his schoolmates stood about, with hearts too full for words. Victor MENTZER was born in Tulare county, December 10, 1894, and was the son of George and the late Mary Hope MENTZER. He was a boy of singularly beautiful character, combining the attributes of gentleness and forbearance with the strong qualities of masculinity. He chose his companions with care and was recognized as a leader among his associates. The funeral was held Sunday from I. O. O. F. hall and was most impressive. Rev. Wm. PIERCE, of the M. E. Church conducted the services. A large concourse of people had gathered from far and near to pay the last tribute of respect. The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the community in their great loss.
PARKER, Mark October 21, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mark PARKER, formerly a resident of Coulterville and one of the best known men on the north side, died at the I. O. O. F. Home, at Thermalito, on Wednesday. Deceased waas 80 years of age and leaves one daughter, Mrs. Birdie ROCK, of Oakland. The remains were taken to Coulterville for internment.
CHAPIN, birth October 21, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Born.- Near Coulterville, October 11, 1911, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles CHAPIN, a son.
DAULTON-SCHLAGETER October 21, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Married in San Francisco.
A quiet wedding took place in San
on Saturday last in which Miss Henmina SCHLAGETER of Mariposa, and
DAULTON of the Daulton ranch, Madera county, were the contracting
The wedding took place in San Francisco instead of Mariposa on account
of the sickness of the bride's brother. Turner SCHLAGETER, who had been
in a hospital in that city for some time past and her mother had been
attendance on him.
After a two week's wedding trip the young couple will go to Madera to reside, where the groom has prepared a suitable home.
Miss SCHLAGETER is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred SCHLAGETER, pioneer residents of this town. She has long been a leader in all social affairs. She is a charming young lady and makes many friends wherever she goes.
The Madera News in speaking of the wedding says in regard to the groom:
"The groom is a well known young business man and rancher of this county, and has a host of friends here who will be glad to know of his decision to discard the habiliments of bachelorhood and became a benedict. He is a young man of sterling worth, industrious and capable, and has a host of friends here at his home."
The Mariposa people, unanimously wish the young couple a prosperous and happy life.
WRIGHT-ELLINGHAM October 21, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Dr. F. L. WRIGHT and Miss Georgia M.
ELLINGHAM were married on Tuesday afternoon last at the residence of
bride's mother in Mariposa. The wedding was a quiet one, nobody being
but the contracting parties, Judge J. J. TRABUCCO who performed the
the near relatives of the bride, and half a dozen intimate friends.
The groom is a physician of high standing who came here several months ago, well recommended and took the practice of Dr. H. KYLEBERG. He is a man attentive to business, steady and accommodating and since coming to Mariposa has made many friends.
The bride is the only daughter of the late J. J. ELLIGHAM and Mrs. Elizabeth ELLINGHAM; a young lady born and raised in the town. She is a leader in the social set and for several months past has been deputy postmistress in the Mariposa office where she performed her duties with great credit.
Immediately after the wedding they were driven to Merced by Henry BARBER, where they boarded the train for their honeymoon trip.
Dr. and Mrs. WRIGHT have the best wishes of the community for a long, happy and prosperous married life.
HADELER, Charles October 21, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Died at County Hospital.
Charles HADELER, an old time resident o Red Cloud district, above Coulterville, where he engaged the greater part of his time in charcoal burning, died at the county hospital in Mariposa, where he had been an inmate for several years, on Thursday of last week. Deceased was a native of Germany and about 80 years of age. Old age, complicated with asthma, was the cause of death. He was never married and leaves no known relatives. The remains were interred in the Mariposa public cemetery on Friday evening of last week.
MIRANDES-LOPEZ October 28, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON on Monday to Bernado MIRANDES of Merced and Miss Isabel LOPEZ of Bear Valley. The couple were married by Judge TRABUCCO.
PARKER, Mark October 28, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mark PARKER, for many years a resident of Coulterville, died on Wednesday, October 18th, at the I.O.O.F. home at Termalito, Cal. Mr. PARKER was a native of Canada and 78 years of age. He was a man highly respected by all and leaves many sincere friends behind to rregret his absence from their midst. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. T. L. ROCK, and to her the sympathy of the entire community is extended. The remains were brought to Coulterville Friday and the funeral was held the following day from I. O. O. F. hall, internment was made in the Coulterville cemetery.
Lewis, Elmer J. October 28, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Died In Stockton.
Elmer J. LEWIS, son of Mrs. Anna
who for many years was a resident of the Darrah district, died in
on Friday of last week. Consumption was the cause of death.
Deceased was a young man, 21 years , 2 months, and 6 days of age, and was well thought of by his many friends who will regret to hear of his untimely death. To mourn his loss he leaves an aged mother, three brothers, Albert, William and Lee LEWIS, three sisters, Mrs. R. H. SMITHER, Mrs. Henry J. McNALLY, and Mrs. C. ELLIS of Bootjack. The internment was held in Stockton.
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CHOISSER- In Livingston, Merced county, October 25, 1911, to the wife of Joseph CHOISSER of Mt. Bullion, a son.
Died November 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
WILCOX- In Los Angeles, October 25, 1911, Ethel W., beloved daughter od Matilda and the late John W. WILCOX, a native of San Francisco, aged 26 years.
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WILCOX, Miss Ethel November 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Ethel WILCOX, only daughter of Matilda and the late John W. WILCOX, former residents of this county, died in Los Angeles on Wednesday of last week, aged 26 years. The remains were shipped to San Francisco and interred in Holy Cross cemetery on Monday of this week.
WILCOX, Miss Ethel November 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Almost before the anxious vigils of a
mother were aware, the gentle spirit of Ethel WILCOX passed into the
beyond at Los Angeles on the 26th ult. She and her mother, Mrs. J. W.
had sought the balmy air of the South with the hope of finding rest and
recreation but in vain. The grief-striken mother returned with her
dead to San Francisco where hosts of friends besought her with
Monday the remains were borne to St. Mary's Cathedral and thence to
Cross cemetery, where she was laid to rest by the side of her cherished
father, the " Mariposa Blacksmith."
Twenty-five years ago, Miss Ethel WILCOX was born in San Francisco. She grew to be a tall young pleasing woman of striking carriage and pleasing personality. Humanity was a large factor in her emotions, and she was a veritable visiting angel to many an afflicted home. Her greatest delight was to gladden the lot of lonely old women, forgotten by kin and the world. Several of these wept bitterly over her bier. She was surely a loss to the needy in her community, and will often be recalled by friends and relatives as the last of the race of John W. WILCOX, the big Kentuckian who so often swayed the hearts of Mariposans.
San Francisco, Nov. 2, 1911.
FARLEY, George November 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A Fatal Accident.
At Watsonville last Friday afternoon, George FARLEY, an electrician and lineman, fell from a telephone pole and received injuries from which he died Sunday. FARLEY was engaged in repairing lines and was climbing the pole. After he had attained a height of about fifteen feet one of the climbers slipped and he fell to the ground, sustaining injuries to his head and spine. The remains were taken to Oakland for burial. The deceased was well known in Merced, having been in the employ of the Merced Falls Gas and Electric Company in this city about five years ago. He was about 35 years of age and was a member of Merced Camp No. 352, Woodsmen of the World, in which order he carried a life insurance policy for $2,000, payable to his mother, who resides at Salinas.- Merced Express, Oct. 28.
CONWAY, Major November 4, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Major CONWAY Dead
Major CONWAY, a native of Mariposa county, died at his home in San Francisco, Monday last, and was buried under the auspices of Pacific Parlor, N.S G. W., Thursday, November 2d, in Cypress Lawn cemetery. Deceased was aged 49 years, 7 months and 4 days. He spent his early manhood in Mariposa county and leaves many boyhood friends here who will sincerely regret his death. He was a son of John and the late Caroline CONWAY of Cold Springs and G. W. CONWAY of Merced. He also leaves a widow to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband. He was a member of Pacific Parlor, N. S. G. W.; Court Wayside, A. O. F. and Phoenix Lodge, A. O. U. W.
FESSLER, Aylet November 11, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Aylet FESSLER, a young man about 17
of age and a resident of the Bootjack district, accidentally shot
with a 38-caliber pistol on Tuesday last. The young man was making some
repairs to his pistol, while loaded, when it was discharged, the ball
above the groin and passing through the body lodged just under the shin
at the back. Dr. WRIGHT was immediately sent for and upon his arrival
the patent as comfortable as possible and recommended that he at once
taken below to a hospital where an operation could be performed in an
to save the young mans life. He was taken below late Tuesday afternoon.
LATER- The young man above referred to died on the road near Hornitos, Wednesday night about 12 o'clock, while on the way to Merced for medical treatment. The deceased was a grandson of D. L. LEWIS of Bootjack. The internment will be had in Merced.
WALLER-HOWARD November 11, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Wedded in Madera.
Frank Alfred WALLER, aged 29, the
and popular blacksmith on West Yosemite avenue, was united in marriage
to Miss Glady's Nova HOWARD, aged 17, at the home of her grandfather,
W. COFFMAN, by Rev. YOST, of this city, yesterday afternoon at 5
Frank WALLER, the groom has been in the blacksmith and wagon-making business here for a number of years, and is well known and has a host of warm friends among the younger element of the city.
The bride makes her home with J. W. COFFMAN, the contractor, and is a well-known and popular Madera girl, where she has resided all of her life.
All their friends will wish them a life strewn with the happiness that comes of wedded bliss, and of abundant prosperity and success as they pass down through the pathway of life, hand in hand, to the end of the journey.- Madera News, Nov. 5.
FISHER, May November 11, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Man kills Woman.
A press dispatch dated Reno, Nov. 3d
says: " William MATHERS, formerly a car inspector at Imlay, shot and
a woman named May FISHER, Tuesday morning at Winnemucca and then turned
the revolver on himself, firing a bullet into his right side and died
Jealousy is the only known motive for the deed. Mrs. Jennie LOURAN, a
of the dead woman, stated that the latter's right name was Mary Louise
FISHER and that her home was in Mariposa county, California."
May FISHER was well known here her home for many years being above Chowchilla, near Grant's Springs.
EABY-BRINHAM November 18, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A wedding which has been kept quiet
it was performed last Tuesday evening by the Rev. C. H. L. CHANDLER, of
St. Stephen's Episcopal church, will prove quite a surprise to the many
friends of the couple involved. Miss Irene BRINHAM, who is well known
popular in this city and who has been engaged in teaching school at
was married to William D. EABY, the well known foreman of the sheet and
metal workers for the producers' Transportation company at Santa
where they will reside in the future. The bride is a niece of Mrs. A.
DART of San Luis Obispo. - San Luis Obispo Telegram.
Mrs. EABY is a native of Mariposa county and a daughter of Mrs. Annie B. BRINHAM, of Jerseydale.
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RIVERA-JUSTINOVITCH- In Hornitos, December 4, 1911, by Wm. ADAMS, J.P., Joseph RIVERIA and Petronillia JUSTINOVICH.
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DONOVAN- In Fresno, December 11, 1911, to the wife of J. E. DONOVAN, a daughter.
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VISHER-HARRIS December 2, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued Wednesday, by County Clerk GALLISON , to James VISHER and Miss J. HARRIS, both of Miami.
LESTER, John December 2, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
John LESTER, a recent arrival near Mt. Bullion, from Fresno county, and a victim of consumption, died at Lower Agua Frio last Monday. He is survived by a widow and seven children, the oldest being but nine years of age. It is said an effort is being made to send the afflicted family to their former home in Texas, they being destitute.
MORRIS, Henry December 2, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Henry MORRIS, the well-known traveling salesman, died at his home in Oakland last Monday. He was a native of California and 54 years of age. The remains were taken to Sonora where internment was had Thursday. He leaves a widow and two children. Mr. MORRIS was well known in Mariposa and has many friends here who will regret to hear of his untimely death.
GREELEY-WENGER December 2, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Oakland a few days ago for a Mariposa county couple, Bernard GREELEY and Miss Clara B. WENGER.
GREELEY-WENGER December 2, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Wed in Oakland.
On Sunday morning, November 26th, at
the Trinity Episcopal church in Oakland, Burnham C. GREELEY and Clara
WENGER were united in marriage by Rev. Wm. R. BAKER. The young couple
married privately, only the witnesses being present at the ceremony.
Both Mr. GREELEY and his bride are residents of Coulterville where both were born, and where they have many friends and relatives who will wish them many happy years of wedded life. After a brief honeymoon in Oakland and other points about the bay the young couple will return to Coulterville and reside for the present on the ranch of the groom on Greeley Hill.
CASTOR, Charley December 2, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Chas. CASTOR Killed.
Charles F. CASTOR, one of the oldest members of the police force in San Francisco, was shot last Sunday by a Greek fugitive from justice, whom he had placed under arrest, and died from his wounds that evening. Mr. CASTOR was a native of Mariposa and is remembered by all the older residents. He removed from this town to Merced during the early '70s and later went to San Francisco and secured a position on the police force of that city, which he held continuously to the time of his death. He was 55 years of age and leaves a widow and several grown children; a sister, Mrs. John W. WILCOX of San Francisco, and a brother, Henry CASTOR, of Madera. His many old time friends here will regret to hear of his untimely demise.
CASTOR, Charley December 2, 1911 MAriposa Gazette
Fifty years ago, Charley CASTOR, the
fearless policeman who was shot down at the Ferry of San Francisco by a
murderous outcast of old Greece, was a playfellow with those of us just
putting on our crowns of gray, on the mining dumps of old Mariposa.
he absorbbed the independent, resolute spirit that moved him to adorn
star through many a hair breadth escape from desperate lawlessness,
a taint of fear. He died a devotee to duty, and highly have the
he served done honor to his mangled body. Floral tributes of the
rarest kind, among them a bank of daintiest rosebuds from the loyal
of Greece, attested the affection of friends, and kin and comrades,
the cold earth that covered him seemed but a robe of flowers. Beautiful
and sincere was the civic funeral tribute to him and sorrow was
and consoled by the cordial overflow of public love and esteem for the
silent sleeper that had but closed the life so tenderly begun and
proclaimed some fifty years ago among mountains of a land he always
most dear and died to serve. Requiescat in Pacem for his soul and
for his widow and orphans and brother, Henry, and sister, Tillie, to
their weight of woe is the pensive orison of many a Mariposan.
San Francisco, Nov. 29, 1911.
CORCORAN-FAHEY December 9, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Thos. CORCORAN and Miss Genevieve FAHEY were married in San Rafael on November 30th. The groom is a native of Big Oak Flat and is well-known in Coulterville. He is a brother of Dan CORCORAN, the well known hotel man and proprietor of Priest's hotel. The bride has been a teacher for some years in the schools of Tuolumne county and has achieved great success in that calling. The young couple were united by Rev. Thos. PHILLIPS, who many years ago was pastor of the missions in Mariposa county.
VISHER-HARRIS December 9, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
James VISHER and Miss Jessie HARRIS
united in marriage last Tuesday morning at the home of the bride's
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. HARRIS of Miami, by Rev. W. A. LINDSEY of Mariposa.
The ceremony was witnessed by about thirty relatives and friends of the
The newly married couple left immediately after the ceremony for Missouri in which state they will spend their honeymoon. They have many friends here who will wish them a happy married life.
ALVORD, Mrs. Annie December 16, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. ALVORD.
Mrs. Annie ALVORD, of Oakdale, died in the sanitarium at that place on Wednesday of this week. Pneumonia was the cause of death. Mrs. ALVORD leaves two children, a son aged about 14 years and a daughter aged 9 years. Deceased was a native of Mariposa county and about 40 years of age. She was a sister of D. M. PATTERSON, of Hornitos. She also leaves a sister who resides near Le Grand. The funeral was held Thursday morning the internment being at Oakdale.
WEBB, Wm. December 16, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Wm. WEBB, a resident of Coulterville, died at Merced Sanitarium whither he had gone for treatment a few days before. Mr. WEBB was a musician of recognized standing and during his long residence here did much to inculcate our youths with a love and appreciation for that refining art. He was a member of the Coulterville Concert Band. The boys feel his death a personal loss and are fervent in their expressions of regret. All will miss him, he being ever ready to assist in enlivening festive occasions with sweet notes of a professional hand. William WEBB was a native of England and 55 years of age at the time of his death. When the management of the Crown Lead was changed, about six months ago, he was placed in charge as foreman, under Superintendent G. S. Ireland, and was filling the position with capability when seized with the illness which proved to be fatal. His remains were brought to Coulterville Friday and will be interred to-morrow (Wednesday), upon the arrival of a sister, Mrs. J. TALLON, from British Columbia. Other surviving relatives are Mrs. Mary BLYTHE, a sister, Richard and Edward WEBB, brothers, of British Columbia, and a sister in Butte City, Montana, whose name is unknown to the writer. Edward OPIE of Coulterville and James OPIE of Jamestown, are cousins of the deceased. To all of these the sympathy of the community is extended.
REYNOLDS, Richard December 16, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Richard REYNOLDS a former Coultervilleite, died last Friday at his home at Lodi. Consumption, that dread scourge of the miner, fastened its iron hand upon him and, though battling bravely for the mastery, his relentless enemy proved the stronger and death claimed the victory. Mr. REYNOLDS had been in Coulterville and the higher mountains for months in the hope of benefiting his health and had run returned to his home but a few days before the final call. He was a devoted husband and father and his wife and little ones will miss him more than words can tell. May the comforter of the widow and orphan send them strength from on high. Mr. REYNOLDS was a native of England and about forty-five years of age.
McNICOLL, W. W. December 16, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
ACCIDENT AT EL PORTAL.
Donkey Engine Wrecked and the Engineer Killed.
A fearful accident, in which one man,
W. W. McNICOLL, lost his life, and $15,000 worth of property was
occurred on the mountain opposite El Portal, Saturday afternoon about 4
The Yosemite Lumber Company, in the construction of its incline railroad from El Portal to the lumber belt on the opposite side of the canyon and mountain, was taking a 65 ton donkey engine to the top of the hill. The work of taking this engine up the steep mountain side has been in progress for three months, and the engine was within 20 feet of the top of the last ascent, which for 1000 feet is an 82 percent grade. ''This monster engine, apparently clinging to the mountain side like a fly to a pane of glass, was anchored from the top by three steel cables fastened to solid foundations, against which it pulled its slow ascent of this remarkable grade. A man located at the anchorage on top and another near the engine and signals to the engineer were given by these signal men.
Saturday afternoon everything was in readiness for the last pull of the giant engine. The anchorage, cables and the engine itself had been tested, when the man at the top of the hill gave the signal to start. This signal was communicated to W. W. McNICHOLL, the engineer, who commenced to give his engine steam. In an instant the signal man at the top saw one of the cables slip just the fraction of an inch, and at once signaled the man below to shut off the engine. The signal was given in turn to the engineer, but Mc NICHOLL apparently did not see it, as he continued to turn on steam.
The signal man then shouted and waved his hands, but the engine was forcing out clouds of steam as it labored under the great strain of its last attempt to negotiate an 82 percent grade, and McNICOLL could neither hear nor see the signals.
Suddenly the cables began to slip and the 65 ton machine commenced to slide back down the mountain.
For the fraction of a second, during the time between its efforts to ascend and the moment when it took its fatal plunge downward, the engine moved slowly, gradually gaining momentum, and the fireman anticipating a terrible catastrope, jumped to the ground. Engineer McNICOLL, however, with his hands on the lever, could not make the jump as quickly as did the fireman, and went down with his engine.
The magnificent iron horse remained on its track, shooting down the 82 percent grade like a bolt of lightning, until it struck a change in grade. Here it left the track and jumped completely over two flat cars loaded with railroad steel, landing on the mountain side, where it was demolished among the rocks and trees.
President F. M. FENWICK of the Yosemite Lumber Company and 20 or 25 workmen were alongside the incline when the accident occurred, but none received injuries, neither was the fireman, who jumped from the engine injured in any way. When the men rushed to where the wrecked engine lay they found Engineer McNICOLL'S body on one side of the wreck and his head and arm on the other side. The man had been decapitated completely, and the assumption is that he was struck by the recoil of the steel cable.
Coroner JOHNSON, of Mariposa county was called at once and an inquest was held yesterday the jury bringing in a verdict that W. W. McNICHOLL came to his death in an accidental manner. The jury exonerated the lumber company from all blame whatsoever in connection with the accident.
The remains of the dead engineer were shipped to Fresno, where they were received by a brother, R. E. McNICHOLL, of that city, Engineer McNICHOLL was 30 years of age and unmarried.- Merced Sun, Dec. 11.
WASHBURN, E. P. December 16, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
E. P. WASHBURN Dead.
Just before going to press word
Mariposa by telephone that Edward P. WASHBURN, one of the proprietors
the Wawona hotel at Wawona, had died at Ahwahnee Thursday evening,
14th, at 5 o'clock. The remains will be taken to San Francisco and
services held at Grace Chapel on Monday, December 18th at 10 a.m.
Mr. WASHBURN was well known here and his death, though not unexpected, will be regretted by all. He was a native of Vermont and about 77 years of age.
ROBINSON, Mrs. M. A. December 23, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. M. A. ROBINSON, widow of the late Dr. ROBINSON, of Snelling, died in Merced, December 18th. Mrs. ROBINSON was the mother of the ROBINSON Brothers who formerly had the hotel at Hornitos.
Spencer, William December 23, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
William SPENCER, aged 75 years, a native of Kentucky and an old timer here, died last Friday night. Though of advanced years, Mr. SPENCER had been in good health and his death was very sudden. He was a man of many good traits, and was a familiar figure in our midst. He came of a fine family and, but for one failing, might have risen far above the station in which his life was past. He was in the employ of the BRUSCHI Bros. at the time of his death and was regarded by them as an honest, conscientious employee. His funeral was held Saturday and was attended by many friends. Internment was in the Coulterville cemetery.
WEBB, William December 23, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of Wm. WEBB, whose death occurred in Merced, Dec. 7, was held last Wednesday afternoon following the arrival of a sister Mrs. J. TALLON from British Colombia. Business was suspended and the school closed in respect for our late townsman and to show as well sympathy for the bereaved relatives who, with her young child, had braved so long a journey to be present on the sad occasion. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. W. HUFF, of the M. E. Church, and were most impressive. A choir of mixed voices soothed the sorrowing with the sweetest melody. When the young men of Coulterville band, in uniform, marched sadly into the room to bid a last farewell to their beloved chief, few eyes in that large assemblage were unwet with tears; the very town seemed robbed of gladness when to the solemn notes of Chopin's Funeral Dirge the cortege moved slowly to the city of the dead and the remains of one who had laughed in our joy and sorrow were laid to final rest. Among the lovely floral tributes were an offering from the crew of the Crown Lead mine, of which he was foreman, and a piece from the Coulterville Concert Band symbolic of Mr. WEBB'S gift for music. Employees of the Crown Lead mine acted as pall bearers.
WELCH, Mrs. Julia December 23, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Fresno.
Mrs. Julia WELCH, wife of Noah WELCH, a pioneer of Mariposa county and a resident of Lewis district, died in a sanitarium in Fresno on last Monday. Mrs. WELCH had been in poor health for several years and had been under the care of specialist for some time. She is survived by her husband, Noah WELCH, and three children, Mrs. Laura GROSJEAN, Mrs. J. J. WESTFALL and Frank WELCH, all residents of Mariposa county. The remains were shipped to Mariposa and the funeral was held Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Internment was in Masonic cemetery.
SLEEPER, Albert December 30, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
Albert SLEEPER, aged 64 years, and well known in this county, died in Coulterville on Christmas night and was buried this (Wednesday) afternoon in the Coulterville cemetery. Little is known here of his early life and his only known relative is a nephew, Wm. CENTER, who visited this town at regular intervals in the interest of a wholesale packing house. Mr. SLEEPER was engaged at different times in driving stage between Yosemite and El Portal. He left an estate consisting mainly of money deposited in various banks of this state.
KEMP. John W. December 30, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
As we write word reached us of the
of John W. KEMP which occurred this afternoon at his home in
following a protracted illness, the result of miners consumption.
his death for the past month was hourly expected the news of his
causes marked sorrow, he being one of Coulterville's foremost
a good neighbor and a faithful friend. He was proprietor of the
Soda works which supplies the trade in that line in the towns of
and southern Tuolumne counties. He is survived by the widow, three
sons, George, William and John, and a small daughter, Verna.
for the funeral are not yet made.
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CROWELL- In Hanford, December 30, 1911, to the wife of Clarence CROWELL (nee Blanche TURNER), a daughter.
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January 27, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
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STAPLES- In Oakland, January 17th,
to the wife of H. L. STAPLES (nee Mabel DOWNIE), a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth notices.
KEMP, John W. January 6, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
John W. KEMP, whose death of Dec. 27th, was announced in last week's letter was a man whose loss will be felt in this community where for years he held a honored place. He was a native of England and 43 years of age. At the age of eighteen he came to this county and engaged in the pursuit of mining. He was married in 1892 to Miss May INGRAM and four years later the family settled in Coulterville. About seven years ago Mr. KEMP purchased the property and business of A. T. GROVE, the soda manufacturer, and by his industry and integrity had placed the business on a solid footing when strickened with the fatal malady nineteen mouths ago. Since that time the eldest son, George, has nobly filled the place which the father reluctantly was obliged to yield. Contemplating in their home the three manly young sons, who are a credit to their parents and a source of example to boys of a like age, and a flower-like three year old daughter yet spared to comfort their grief strickened mother, we are reminded of those beautiful words of COLRIDGE: " In the night of darkest sorrow God leaves us yet so much to be thankful for that we need never cease our singing." Mr. KEMP was a member of the Odd Fellows and Rebeckahs and under the auspices of those orders of those orders the funeral was held last Saturday afternoon from his late home on Broadway street. The large gathering of friends with heads bowed in sorrow spoke eloquently of the high place he held in the hearts of all. Besides the relatives mentioned deceased leaves to mourn his aged parents, five brothers and one sister. Of these only one is a resident of this state, Edward KEMP, who, with his wife, was present at the obsequies.
SCHLAGETER, William Turner January 6, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
TURNER SCHLAGETER DEAD.
Popular Young Man Passes Away in San Francisco.
William Turner SCHLAGETER, youngest
of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. SCHLAGETER of Mariposa, passed peacefully away in
San Francisco, Sunday last at about 11 a.m. He had been suffering from
a affliction of the heart for several months past and death was not
but, nevertheless, it came as a blow to his loving parents, sisters and
brother, and to the community at large.
He was a native of Mariposa and aged 19 years, 3 months and 25 days, and had spent most of his life here.
When the dread affliction was first noticed he was immediately placed in the care of physicians and when it became apparent that more eminent skill, that of specialist, would be required, he was taken to the Lane hospital in San Francisco. Nothing was left undone that money could buy or loving hands supply.
Turner SCHLAGETER, as he was called by all who knew him, was of a quiet, retiring disposition and by his genteel manners won all for his friends.
The bereaved parents and relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in this, their hour of sorrow.
The remains were brought to Mariposa Tuesday and the funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and was largely attended, a number being present from Bear Valley and Mt. Bullion.
He leaves besides his parents, to mourn his early death, a brother, Temple SCHLAGETER, and two sisters, Mrs. Raynor DAULTON and Mrs. C. E. BENSON.
VIGNOLO-ASHWORTH January 13, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Fresno on Tuesday to Julius B. VIGNOLO and Miss Olivene J. ASHWORTH, both of Raymond. The young lady is a daughter of Jack ASHWORTH, formerly of Mariposa.
WOLLESON, Peter January 13, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Peter WOLLESON, an old time resident of this section, died last Thursday at his home at Granite Springs. He was a native of Germany and about eighty years of age. His early life was spent upon the ocean but the past forty years were devoted to farming in which industry he attained marked success. His standards were of the greatest height and his days were spent in conformity to them. He was a devoted husband, a kind and affectionate father and a public spirited, progressive member of the community. He is survived by the widow, two sons and one daughter. Funeral services were held last Saturday at his late home. Rev. C. W. HUFF of Coulterville officiated, assisted by Rev. Wm. PIERCE, former pastor of the Coulterville charge. A large gathering of friends, including many from Coulterville, were present to pay the last honors to the deceased and to aid in comforting those bereft of one so dear. The remains were shipped to Stockton for internment.
CONVERSE, birth January 13, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Born- On Greeley Hill, December 31,
to the wife of Frank CONVERSE, a son.
PRESTON-PROBASSCO marriage license January 20, 1912
Deputy County Clerk W. D. THORNTON issued a marriage license yesterday to Emmett PRESTON, age 27 years, resident of Lewis, Mariposa county, and Miss Effie H. PROBASCO, age 18 years, resident of Ben Hur, Mariposa county. -Merced Sun, Jan. 12th.
ASHWORTH, Crogan January 20, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Died From Lockjaw.
Crogan ASHWORTH, son of Mr. and Mrs.
P. S. ASHWORTH, who reside about three miles from Mariposa, died at the
home of Julius BERTKEN in Mariposa last Tuesday at about four o'clock.
About four weeks since while preparing to go hunting his shotgun was accidentally discharged blowing off one of his toes and injuring another. For a time he seemed to improve and it was thought he was well on the road to recovery when a change for the worse occurred. He was brought to town where he could receive medical treatment but to no avail, as lockjaw set in and ended his suffering. Crogan was a native of Mariposa and 14 years and 11 months of age. To mourn his early demise he leaves beside his parents one sister and five brothers. The funeral was held from the residence of Julius BERTKEN last Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m. The internment was in the Catholic Cemetery.
CROSSE, David January 20, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
David CROSSE, an inmate of the county hospital, died at that institution on Saturday evening last. Prior to entering the hospital Mr. CROSSE was a resident of Cathey's Valley. He was a native of New York and 91 years of age. The funeral was held Monday, internment being in the Mariposa public cemetery.
COOPER, Chris January 20, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Chris COOPER, formerly a resident of Whitlock and Mt. Bullion, died in Richmond last Wednesday morning. Consumption is given as the cause of death. He was a brother of Mrs. C. H. WESTON of Colorado. Mrs. WESTON left Thursday for Richmond to attend the funeral.
COOPER, Christopher January 27, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Laid To Rest.
The funeral services over the remains
of the late Christopher COOPER, who died in San Francisco last Tuesday
afternoon, was held from the family residence on Hawthorne street this
afternoon. Rev. D. W. CALFEE, pastor of the Wesley M. E. Church,
The deceased was a well known man of this city having been a resident
Richmond for the past few years.
Deceased was a native of this state, having been born in Plumas county where he spent the earlier part of his life. Internment was held in Sunset View cemetery. Many beautiful floral pieces were placed on the grave by the friends and relatives of the deceased.
Besides a wife, Mrs. Bertha COOPER, and two little daughters, Marie and Margaret, the deceased leaves to mourn his loss the following relatives: Mrs. E. T. COOPER, mother, Miss Laura and Henry S. COOPER, brother and sister, and Mrs. A. V. PIERCE and Mrs. I. L. DEARBORN, sisters, all of Richmond, and Mrs. Chas. H. WESTON, a sister, of Mariposa, Mariposa county. All of these mentioned attended the funeral ceremony.
His death has only been succeeded by a few months with that of his father, the late C. T. COOPER.
Many of the former friends of the deceased joined with his relatives in mourning his loss. - Richmond Record-Herald.
KNIGHT, William R. January 27, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
William R. KNIGHT, for many years an old time resident of Mariposa, died at the I. O. O. F. home in Thermolito on Wednesday of this week. While a resident of Mariposa Mr. KNIGHT followed the occupation of carpenter. He is well remembered by all the older residents. Deceased was a member of the Mariposa Lodge of Odd Fellows and has been an inmate of the Home for almost twenty years. He was a native of Virginia and 83 years of age. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Thermolito.
PAINE, Mrs. E. J. January 27, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. E. J. PAINE.
Again are we called upon to chronicle
the passing of another of Mariposa County's old and respected
This time it is Mrs. E. J. PAINE, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. F. BREWER at Green Mountain, Tuesday last at 1:30 p. m., aged 76 years and 4 months.
Mrs. PAINE had long been in feeble health, but a sudden stroke of paralysis recently suffered by the aged lady. was the immediate cause of death.
Deceased was a native of Alabamam, but had been a resident of Mariposa county for fifty years, during which time she had resided at Mt. Bullion, Mt. Ophir, Sherlocks, Mariposa and Buchannan. She is survived by ten children, all of whom were at the bedside of their beloved parent when life departed her. To her children she was ever a fond, loving and devoted mother.
Besides children and grandchildren, who are left to mourn her demise, Mrs. PAINE leaves a host of friends who will also grieve that this estimable lady is no more.
Her remains were interred in the family plot at Green Mountain on Thursday and the large number that followed the body to the grave strongly attested the love and respect in which she was held.
The children are : Jos. SEATON and Mrs. S. A. CARSON of Selma, Mrs. R. A. MONAHAN of Tuolumne, Mrs. R. M. MONTAGUE of Parlier, Mrs. Alice LIND of Stockton, W. E. PAINE, R. I. PAINE, John T. PAINE and Chas. E. PAINE of Mariposa.
HESLIN, Mrs. John January 27, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Died Near Le Grand.
Mrs. John HESLIN died at her home about one and one half miles south of Le Grand. She had been ailing for some time but recent reports were that she was improving. Her complaint was enlargement of the heart. She had just finished eating supper Tuesday evening and was being helped to another chair when she suddenly died. G. E. NORDGREN was called and took the body to the Merced Undertaking Parlors, Wednesday, from which place the remains were conveyed to the Odd Fellows cemetery and interred Thursday at 2 p.m.- Le Grand Advocate, Jan. 20.
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AUSTIN- In Whitlock, January 27th, 1912, to the wife of L. E. AUSTIN, a son.
HOPE- In Coulterville, January 30th, 1912, to the wife of George E. HOPE, a son.
GUEST- At the Ruth Pierce mine, January 29, 1912, to the wife of J. W. GUEST (nee Irene LORD), a son.
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UREN- In San Francisco, February 20,
1912, Anna UREN, beloved mother of Mrs. Mary MIDLEN of San Francisco
Wm. UREN of Santa Cruz, a native of England, aged 81 years.
The deceased was the mother of the late Mrs. Frank C. PALMER, and was a resident of Chowchilla district for many years. The funeral was held on Thursday, internment being in Cypress Lawn Cemetery.
Born February 24, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
THISTLE- In Mariposa, February 20,
to the wife of L. G. THISTLE, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
HOPE, birth February 3, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
George E, HOPE wears an expression to-day that says, " the world is mine." George Jr., will wield the hammer and papa can henceforth laugh at the laws of organized labor. Mother and child are doing well.
BLACK, infant February 3, 1911 Mariposa Gazette
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry BLACK of Quartzburg died at their home Sunday night. We heartily symphasize with the afflicted parents.
MYATT, birth February 17, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A rather belated announcement appears to-day in the notice of the birth in Oakland on January 20th of a son to Mr. and Mrs. John HYATT (formerly Miss Nellie REED of Coulterville.)
GREELEY-STARK February 17, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Frank L. GREELEY has fallen victim of the leap year cupid and the charms of a fair lady of Madera. The young couple were wedded in that city last Sunday, Feb. 11th, and arrived in Coulterville the following evening, where the groom is well known and much esteemed. Their future home will be in Madera. Mrs. GREELEY was a Miss Carrie C. STARK before the wily llittle god took a hand in the game. We wish them a long and happy life.
MARSTON, B. O. February 17, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
B. O. MARSTON Dead.
Just as we go to press we hear that B. O. MARSTON, for many years a resident of Mariposa, had died in the county hospital. He was a native of Kentucky and 81 years of age.
GARBER, Henry, Sr. February 17, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Henry GARBER, Sr. Dead.
Henry GARBER, Sr., for over fifty
a resident of Mariposa, passed peacefully away at his home last
morning at about 6 o'clock, after an illness of one month. Old age is
as the cause of death.
Mr. GARBER arrived in Mariposa in 1856 and has made this town his home continuously since that time. For about 35 years he was engaged in teaming, which occupation he followed up to about twenty years ago, when an accident which resulted in his becoming a cripple, ended his labors. Since that time he has made his home with a son and daughter in Mariposa. The deceased was one of the best known men in this section and had many friends. He was a native of Germany and 82 years and 7 months of age.
To mourn his demise he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Lizzie PENDOLA, a son, Henry GARBER, both of Mariposa, and a sister, Mrs. E. LESSMAN of Merced.
The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 o'clock p.m. and was well attended. Internment was made in the family plot in the Mariposa Public Cemetery.
JARVIS, Chas. February 24, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Chas. JARVIS, an inmate of the county hospital, died at that institution last Saturday following an operation for strangulated hernia. The deceased was a native of France and 78 years of age. He had been an inmate of the hospital about two years, coming from Hunter's Valley.
STEVE'S, Joshua February 24, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. R. B. STOLDER went to Stockton Friday of last week, being called there by the death of her father, Joshua STEVES. Mr. STEVES died shortly after the arrival of his daughter.
HENDRICKS-CARLETON February 24, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County CLerk GALLISON on Wednesday to Clyde HENDRICKS and Miss Eleanor F. CARLETON both residents of Bootjack. The couple were united in marriage the same day by Justice of the Peace W. A. SCOTT.
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GALLISON- In Mariposa, March 7th, 1912, to the wife of Dan S. GALLISON, a son.
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WILLIAMS- In Petaluma, February 29, 1912, to the wife of F. M. WILLIAMS, (nee Mabel RIDGWAY) a daughter.
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March 30, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
PROBASCO-CALHOUN March 2, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced on Friday of last week to Aldace W. PROBASCO and Miss Esther Ruth CALHOUN, both of Lewis, Mariposa county. The couple were united in marriage by Rev. J. M. WEEMS of the M. E. Church, South.
DOWER, Jas. March 2, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Jas. DOWER, a native of England and about fifty years of age died in San Francisco a few days ago. He was well known in Coulterville, having been employed by the Merced Mining Company during the period of its greatest activity here. A widow and three sons survive.
FLYNN, Ah March 2, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Ah FLYNN, the Chinaman who had been in destitute circumstances previous to being helped by the Supervisors, died at his home on Wednesday of last week. The internment took place the following afternoon in the Chinese burial ground.
KOCHEL, Wilhelm March 9, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
SHOOTING NEAR WHITLOCK
Wilhelm KOCKEL Killed by Oliver G. YOUNG.
A shooting affray took place a few
below Whitlock, near what is known as the Kentucky ranch, last
in which Wilhelm KOCKEL was shot and instantly killed by Oliver G.
both residents of that section. The weapon used was a 22-caliber rifle
and the bullet entered just above the heart, severing the main artery.
There were two eyewitnesses to the killing and we are told tell conflicting stories. The trouble is said to have started over the jumping of mining ground and water rights by KOCKEL. Trouble was had between the two parties several months ago and on their meeting Wednesday was renewed resulting in the death of KOCKEL. After firing this shot YOUNG fired one or more shots at Traugott KOCKEL, a brother of the dead man, but without effect.
Word was telephoned to Mariposa from Whitlock and Sheriff PROUTY and under Sheriff PAINE left at once for the scene of the killing. Dr. WRIGHT was also summoned, as it was not known at that time that Mr. KOCKEL had died.
Immediately after the shooting YOUNG started for Mt. Bullion and taking the stage came to Mariposa where he surrendered himself to Constable ALARID and was placed in jail. Mr. YOUNG is a married man and has lived in that section for some time.
The deceased is a native of Germany and about 44 years of age. He has been a resident of this county for several years and with his brother was engaged in mining.
FULLER, J. M. March 16, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
J. M. FULLER, for many years a resident of Bootjack district, died at his home last Friday night. Heart trouble is given as the cause of death. He is survived by a wife, and three sons and five daughters. The funeral was held in Mariposa Sunday, internment being in the public cemetery.
CAUFFMAN, Asher March 16, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Asher CAUFFMAN died at the home of his son, S. E. CAUFFMAN, in Cathey's Valley last Tuesday. Mr. CAUFFMAN formerly lived on Buckeye, a few miles from Mariposa, but about a year ago left for the east to spend his remaining days with a daughter. A few weeks since he returned to Cathey's Valley. He was 75 years of age.
DELOYE, Joseph March 16, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Joseph DELOYE, who about a month since was committed to the Stockton Insane Asylum, died at that institution on Thursday of last week. Prior to his being sent to Stockton he made an attempt to burn the Mariposa county hospital. He was a native of France and 74 years of age. For many years he was a resident of Sherlocks, where he followed mining.
HOPE, birth March 16, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. HOPE are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine little son.
SCHROEDER, John Sr. March 16, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
John SCHROEDER, Sr., a pioneer
of Mariposa county, passed away at his home in Mariposa on Tuesday
of this week at about 8 p.m.
Mr. SCHROEDER, Sr., has resided in this county since 1857, and for many years was engaged in mining on Saxon's creek, he being the owner of the famous SCHROEDER mine from which he amassed a comfortable sum. For several years he made Mariposa his home, old age rendering him unable to stand the hardships of a miners life.
The deceased was a native of Germany and 82 years of age. He had been in feeble health for a long time, the result of old age, and for the past few weeks his death had been hourly expected.
To mourn his demise he leaves two sons, John A. SCHROEDER of Saxon's Creek and C. J. SCHROEDER of Los Angeles, one daughter , Mrs. Theresa SCHIFFER of San Francisco, and two step-daughters, Mrs. George D. STEWART of Mariposa and Mrs. E. F. SANFORD of Merced.
The funeral was held from his late home yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, internment being had in the Catholic cemetery and his body laid to rest beside that of his wife, who preceded him to the grave several years ago.
MOOR-DICKINSON March 23, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
W. T. MOOR and Miss Alice DICKINSON
united in marriage by Judge BAXTER in Yuma, Arizona, March 15th, 1912.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. E. E. ROBERSON of Lewis and
has resided in Long Beach the past year where she gained many sincere
The groom is a popular young man and a well known electrician of that
Mr. and Mrs. MOOR will make their home in Long Beach. Their many friends both of that city and Le Grand join in wishing them a life of happiness and joy.
MELENDREZ, Miss Delia March 30, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Delia MELENDREZ died at the home of her uncle, A. C. MELENDREZ, in Mariposa on Friday evening of last week. Consumption was the cause of death. The deceased was born in Hanford and the remains were shipped to that city for internment. She was 24 years of age.
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PROUTY- In Mariposa, April 9th, 1912, to the wife of A. A. PROUTY, a son.
April 20, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
April 27, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
MANKINS-BLEVENS April 6, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued on Saturday evening of last week to W. C. MANKINS of the Colorado district and Mrs. Mary E. BLEVENS of Dallas, Texas. The couple were married the same evening by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO. The couple will make their home in the Colorado district.
BARBER, Mrs. Ramona April 6, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Ramona BARBER, mother of Mrs. Mary REVEL, died at the latter's home in Mariposa last Monday. Old age is given as the cause of death. Deceased was a resident of this county for 45 years. For many years she resided near Green's Gulch and in later years at Sweetwater. She was a native of Mexico and 84 years of age. The funeral was held on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m., internment being in the Catholic cemetery.
PORATH-BONDS April 6, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
John PORATH, a prosperous farmer of Kinsley, was united in marriage last Friday, March 28th, to Miss Elizabeth BONDS also of Kinsley. The ceremony was performed by a clergyman in Sonora. The young couple will make their home in Kinsley. Best wishes of many friends go with them in their new life.
ENCINAS, Nicholas April 13, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Nicholas ENSINAS, an aged inmate of the county hospital died at that institution last week. He was a native of Mexico and 87 years of age, and came to the hospital from the Colorado district.
FERGUSON, Col. Samuel B. April 13, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Col. Samuel B. FERGUSON, one of
county's foremost citizens, answered the final call last Saturday
at his home in Coulterville following an illness of long duration.
Samuel B. FERGUSON was born in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, in 1832, and in early childhood moved with his parents into Missouri. In 1852, at the age of 20 years, he crossed the plains and settled in Georgetown, El Dorado county. He amassed a fortune in the pursuit of mining then in its period of infancy in California. In 1857 he made a visit to his old home in the east and two years later returned to California where henceforth he devoted his energies to the furtherance of the mining industry in the Golden State and her sister Nevada. His ability in handling large enterprises was early recognized and his services were sought by many investors. His career in that line of endeavor is full of interest. In 1867 his activities were concentrated in Treasure City, Nevada, then the scene of a great mining revival. Here his bright qualities of mind and heart were directed to the settlement of the heavy strikes then prevailing. He labored unceasingly `til an amicable adjustment of the difficulties was accomplished. From Treasure City he moved to Silver Park, Nev., where he carried to success several large mining ventures. He was located in Bodie during its palmy days, in control of operations of a number of extensive properties in that live camp. While engaged in his chosen labors at Pioche in 1874 word reached him of the rich strike in the Comstock mines in Virginia City, and closely following the first news was an ernest request from James FAIR for the services of Col. FERGUSON as general manager. He filled with honor and capability this position under the Bonanza Kings, having under his supervision the Golden Curry, Best and Belcher, Con- Virginia and California mines, located in and about Virginia City. He resigned this position later and turned his attention to the mineral resources of Mexico. About thirty-five years ago Col. FERGUSON was in charge of the Merced Mining property near Coulterville, then known as the Cooke property. He purchased in 1884 his former home on the Merced River, Rancho Del Ora, where with his family, he resided until last year when he affected a sale and removed to Coulterville. Here among the friends of dear bygone days his last hours were spent amid scenes teeming with memories of great ambitions long ere then fulfilled.
Col. FURGUSON was a Mason of high standing, a member of Coulterville Lodge, No. 133, F. & A. M.
He has been affiliated with the order for 59 years, and a member for many years of the grand lodge of California, presumably the oldest member in the state as also the oldest Past Master. He was the possessor of Masonic jewels and emblems of much value which he left with a few exceptions, to his beloved wife, Mrs. Esther Baldwin FERGUSON. His maltese cross was bequeathed to his daughter, Mrs. Katheryn WOODRUFFE; a Masonic apron of great value, was left to his sincere friend, Chas. FORD, and an heirloom in the family descended by right od succession to W. W. DUNLAP, a nephew of the deceased. This priceless relic is a Masonic apron which has been in the FERGUSON family for 150 years, the original owner being a great- grandfather of its present custodian. To Danie WAGNER, an intimate friend, was given as a remembrance a Past Master's Masonic jewel which fifteen years ago was presented by the Coulterville lodge to Col. FERGUSON, Mr. WAGNER doing the honors on the occasion.
Mr. FERGUSON was commissioned colonel by Maj. Gen. John B. WINTERS in the year 1875 while the former was a resident of the state of Nevada.
While pages more might be written of his public life and fraternal associations in which honor, truth and justice were his bright guiding lights our work is incomplete without an expression of the high esteem in which he was held in this community, where he was so intimately known for many years. He offered loyalty to his friends; to his enemies forgiveness. His aspirations soared far above the paltry things of life. Age crept into his body while his heart remained ever young. For this reason he was beloved by the youthful and the aged. He bore with patience the sighs of the latter and urged on with words of encouragement the young starting on the upward grade.
The following verse composed upon the passing of Col. FERGUSON by Mrs. Geo. W. BALDWIN are consoling and beautifully expressed:
Wide have swung the massive portals
There before the great white throne
And he entered in so gladly
For the Savour's called his own.
Never more will he know sorrow,
Never more suffer pain.
Never here will dear ones clasp him
In their loving arms again.
Braveley he went on the journey
On the Great Unknown
On the road that all must travel
On the road we go alone.
Our eyes may not pierce the vail
All things seem shadowy and dim
But we know in the house of the Father
All things are well with him.
Kind father, fond husband, good neighbor
We have known and love dhim too.
We have each of us lost a friend
Just, upright, good and true.
When we cross the River of Silence
There on the Golden shore
We hope to find him waiting
To be parted- Nevermore!
The funeral was held this (Tuesday)
under the auspices of the Masonic order. Presiding Elder Rev. J. E.
of Fresno delivered a touching eulogy upon the life of the deceased and
a quartet composed of Mrs. John VIGNA, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. MUTTON and U.
O. ABELL sang a number of soothing hymns. The remains were interred in
the Coulterville public cemetery.
Col. FERGUSON is survived by the widow, and one daughter, Mrs. L. WOODRUFFE of Snelling. To these and other relatives the sympathy of the community is extended.
JOHNSON, Mr. April 13, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Word was received last week of the sudden death of Mr. JOHNSON at his home in Oakland. Mr. JOHNSON was well known in this part of the county, he having been interested in the Dorse mine near town. He was a respected gentleman and his many friends will be pained to hear of his sudden demise.
FRIEMAN, Dr. H. N. April 20, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Friends of Dr. H. N. FRIEMAN, who was located here two years ago, were shocked to hear of his death in San Luis Obispo county, on April 9th, at the hands of an man named Daniels, who immediately after shot himself. Both murdered man and suicide died instantly. The double tragedy was the result of a dispute over a bill owed to Dr. FRIEMAN by Daniels. During his residence in Coulterville Dr. FRIEMAN made many friends in a social and professional way. A widow and one child survive.
HERBECK-KING April 20, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
FRANK L. HERBECK of Granite Springs and Miss Abbie M. KING were married last Thursday at the home of the bride in Fresno. Rev. Duncan WALLACE performed the ceremony. Best wishes of many Coulterville friends of the groom are extended to the young couple for a prosperous and happy voyage upon the great sea of life.
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Born May 11, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
CHURCH- In Alturas, Modoc county, May 1, 1912, to the wife of Jas. B. CHURCH (nee Mary THORN) a son.
May 18, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
May 25, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries. marriage and birth announcements.
GANN-LOWRIE May 4, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H.
in Mariposa was the scene of a very pretty wedding at 10 a.m., Saturday
April 27th, when W. N. GANN and Miss Yuba LOWRIE took upon themselves
vows of holy wedlock.
Only members of the immediate families were present, but a host of friends unite in wishing for these young people a long and happy union, and that success may smile upon them and crown their united lives.
Mr. and Mrs. GANN left immediately after the ceremony for Yosemite, where the groom has employment.
GRAYSON, George W. May 4, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
George W. GRAYSON, a pioneer mining man of this state, died at the Hotel Sutter in San Francisco, on April 20, 1912. Mr. GRAYSON at one time was interested in mining in this county, operating the Dan Heaton mine near Jerseydale. He was 83 years of age.
WERLY-HALL May 4, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County CLerk GALLISON Saturday last to John C. WERLY and Miss Pearl Irene HALL. Mr. WERLY is connected with the U. S. Forest Service at Jerseydale and his bride is a daughter of Mrs. Fremont WESTFALL of Chowchilla.
WERLY-HALL May 4, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
HALL-WERLY- At the home of the
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fremont WESTFALL, Sunday, April 28th, 1912, Jesse
C. WERLY and Miss Pearle Irene HALL.
It was high noon when the groom led to the altar his beautiful bride, attended by Louis A. WERLY as bestman and Miss Pansy WESTFALL as bridesmaid. Rev. C. K. WESTFALL pronounced them man and wife by the use of the beautiful and impressive ring ceremony. The bride was dressed in brocaded white silk and carried a bouquet of orange blossoms. THe bridesmaid was dressed in white veil and wore pink roses in her hair, while the little flower girl, Pauline WESTFALL, was on the alert and performed her part to the delight of all.
The parlor was beautifully decorated with pink La France roses and ferns, with a white wedding bell suspended from the ceiling with white festooned from corners to bell. The dining room was decorated with ferns and roses. The dinner was a magnificent repast.
All join in wishing them a successful, happy and useful life. Those present: Mr. and Mrs. Fremont WESTFALL, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. MACE, Mr. and Mrs. CLARK, Mr. and Mrs. John C. WESTFALL, Miss Pansy and Pauline WESTFALL, Louis A. WERLY, Archie WESTFALL, Johnnie WESTFALL, Prof. BROOK, and Clifford J. WESTFALL.
OBARR, Mrs. Sarah E. May 4, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Santa Ana.
Mrs. Sarah E. OBARR, for many years a
resident of Mariposa county died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella
LONG, in Santa Ana, on Saturday, April 27, 1912, at the age of 82
8 months and 26 days.
Mrs. OBARR was the oldest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. George COUNTS, pioneer residents of this county, and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She had been sick for the past several months and while her death was not unexpected it came as a shock to all.
The deceased was the wife of the late A. A. OBARR and leaves six children, Mrs. Ella LONG, Mrs. Etta O'CONNOR, Miss Mildred OBARR, Sam, R. L., and O. W. OBARR.
Besides her children she leaves one brother, S. P. O. COUNTS, Treasurer of Mariposa County, and three sisters, Mrs. S. M. ALSANSON, Mrs. M. C. DUNCAN and Mrs. M. J. JOY.
Mrs. OBARR was a native of Missouri, and has hosts of friends here who will regret to hear of her death.
ADAMS, Dr. Z. T. May 4, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Dr. Z. T. ADAMS died last Wednesday at his home in LaGRANGE after a brief illness. Pneumonia was the cause of death. He was a native of New York and 63 years of age. He is survived by a widow and one daughter, Miss Nellie ADAMS. The family is well known in Coulterville and much regret is felt for the loss of Dr. ADAMS who was a good man and a successful practitioner.
LEVAN, Franklin C. May 4, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Franklin C. LEVAN passed away last Thursday morning at his home in Coulterville. Death was due to the infirmities of old age he being 82 years of age when called beyond. He has resided in Coulterville for many years. One brother, Wm. LEVAN of Coulterville, is left to mourn. The funeral was held Friday afternoon and was well attended. A large number of floral offerings covered the casket as it was borne on its last sad journey.
RHOAN, Mrs. George May 11, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. George RHOAN died at her home on Bear Creek last Sunday. She leaves eight children, the youngest but two months old. Consumption was the cause of death.
CONVERSE, C. H. May 11, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
While attempting to cross in front of
a fast approaching train with an automobile, at Glendora, Los Angeles
last Saturday evening, C. H. CONVERSE, a former resident of Mariposa
was struck by the engine and instantly killed. After being struck his
was carried along the tracks for a quarter of a mile before the train
brought to a standstill.
The funeral was held from his late residence on Thursday, internment being in the Glendora cemetery.
A sister residing in Kansas and a son at Spokane, Wash., are among those left to mourn.
Besides relatives in this county he has many friends who will regret to hear of his untimely death.
JACKSON, Edward May 18, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Edward JACKSON, a well known character of Mariposa and Merced, died at the county hospital in this city last Saturday, after an illness extending over a period of two weeks. The deceased was born in Mariposa county 37 years ago and has always resided there and in this county. Burial was made in Asphodel cemetery.- Merced Sun, May 1s.
ELSTON, birth May 18, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Born- In Berkeley, May 4, 1912, to Mr. and Mrs. Sydney C. ELSTON, a son. Mrs. ELSTON was formerly Miss Nellie McCARTHY.
LATOUCHE, Henry May 25, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A Young Man Suicides.
Henry LATOUCHE, a young man about 21
years of age, committed suicide last Sunday evening at about 6 o'clock
by shooting himself in the left breast with a 41 cal. Colt's revolver.
For some time past he has been at work on the ranch of Frank ASHWORTH,
a few miles from town and despondency is given as the only reason for
rash act. Mr. ASHWORTH was in Mariposa the day of the suicide and upon
his return to the ranch saw a fire in his barn and while extinguishing
the flames found the body. LATOUCHE had taken Mr. ASHWORTHS pistol from
the house and went to the barn where he was sleeping and committed the
rash act, the powder setting the bed on fire. The lower part of his
was badly burned and had it not been for the timely arrival of Mr.
the body would have been consumed by the flames that had already gained
Coroner Johnson was summoned and held an inquest on the remains, the jury finding that "he came to his death on the 19th day of May, 1912, by a gun shot wound inflected by himself, with suicidal intent."
The remains were brought to Mariposa on Tuesday and interred in the public cemetery. His mother, Mrs. John TURNER, of Le Grand, and several brothers and sisters are left to mourn.
OLCESE, Mrs. Margaret May 25, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Margaret Olcese, a former resident of Hornitos, died in Oakland on Saturday last week, following an illness of several weeks.
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GALLISON- In Mariposa, May 28, 1912, to the wife of W. E. GALLISON, a son.
June 8, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
June 15, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 15, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
SANCHES- Near Hornitos, May 26, 1912, to the wife of Gregoria SANCHES, a son.
June 22, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 22, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
GIVENS- In Cathey's Valley, June 14, 1912, to the wife of S. B. GIVENS, a son.
DEXTER- In Fourth Crossing, Calaveras county, June 14, 1912, to the wife of John L. DEXTER, a daughter.
CHRISTENSON- At Lewis, June 12, 1912, to the wife of Martin CHRISTENSON, a daughter.
CONZELMANN- In Cathey's Valley, June 12, 1912, to the wife of J. CONZELMANN, a daughter.
ASHTON- In Cathey's Valley, June 14, 1912, to the wife of Chas ASHTON, a son.
June 29, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 29, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
STANDART- At Signal Peak, June 13,
to the wife of Lowell STANDART, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriages and birth announcements
LIBRADO, Yidiarte June 1, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
LIBRADO YIDIARTE, a native of Mexico and about 80 years of age, died at his home on Bear Creek last Thursday. The funeral will be held to-day on Bear Creek.
HEISSER, George June 1, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
George HEISSER, for many years a resident of this town, died at the county hospital last Sunday. For the past few years he has been an invalid and for several months confined to his bed, having broken both legs. He was a member of the Mariposa lOdge of Odd Fellows and has been under the care of that order. The funeral was held on Monday under the auspices of the order.
CAVAGNARO, Miss Mary June 1m 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Mary CAVAGNARO, daughter of Mrs. M. DEDMON of Bear Valley, died in the Napa State Hospital last Sunday. The remains were brought to Bear Valley for internment on Wednesday.
RICHARDS-BRINHAM June 1, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Annie Belle BRINHAM of Jerseydale, and B. L. RICHARDS were married at Sacramento last Saturday. The couple returned to Mariposa Wednesday evening and on Thursday went to Jerseydale.
KANE, infant death June 8, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
The little three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John KANE, of Darrah, died Tuesday and was buried Wednesday in the Mariposa cemetery.
DeWOLFE-MUSANTE June 8, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Amelia MUSANTE of Coulterville, was married recently in San Francisco to Jacques M. DeWOLFE. We wish them much happiness.
PALLAVICINI, Mrs. Maria June 8, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Death of an Estimable Lady.
Mrs. Maria PALLAVICINI, widow of the late G. B. PALLAVICINI, mother of Mrs. Margaret QUEIROLO, grand-mother of Dr. C. A. QUEIROLO and Mrs. Ida MASCHIO, died at the home of her daughter, in Hunter's Valley, Saturday, June 1st, death being due to old age. Mrs. PALLAVICINI had attained the ripe old age of 91 years, 6 months and 16 days. Deceased was a Christian lady and her life was ever such as to entitle her to the highest degree of veneration and reverence. A devoted wife and fond affectionate mother, her demise, even at this extreme old age, is attended by deep and sincere sorrow by not only her loving relatives, but by a large circle of friends who also respected and loved her. The internment was in the Hornitos cemetery Sunday evening, where the remains were laid to rest besides those of her late husband and the last number of sympathetic friends as well as the sorrowing relatives of this most estimable lady.
KERRINS, Mrs. J. A. June 8, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. J. A. KERRINS.
Mrs. J. A. KERRINS passed peacefully away to the Great Beyond last evening at 448 Twenty-second street, this city. She was born in Albany, New York; passed her childhood in the south and came to California in the early pioneer days, when she was principal of the Union street Grammar school in San Francisco. She was married to C. KERRINS and went to Mariposa to reside, where she lived until the death of her husband in 1904. Since then she has resided with her daughter, Mrs. J. N. SMITH, of this city. She leaves to mourn her three daughters, Mrs. J. M. SMITH of Merced, Mrs. J. H. CORCORAN of San Rafael and Mrs. J. A. ADAIR of Los Angles, besides many friends in Mariposa and Merced counties. Mrs. KERRINS was a devoted Catholic, with a bright, pleasing personality which won many friends.- Merced Sun, June 4.
HAMMOND, John June 15, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A BEAR VALLEY PIONEER.
John Hammond, 64 Years of Age Dies in San Francisco.
John HAMMOND, a pioneer resident of
and the president and principle stock holder of the Le Grand Laundry
one of the oldest and largest concerns of its kind in the city, died at
his home at 2306 Vallejo street at 6 o'clock yesterday morning, after
illness of two weeks. He was 84 years old, and is survived by a widow
one daughter, Mrs. Katherine McCARTHY, and several grandchildren.
HAMMOND was born in St. John's, N. B., and came to California by way of the horn in 1851, engaging in mining for a short time after his arrival in the state. After a few months he turned his attention to stock raising owning large grazing properties near Bear Valley, Mariposa county, a town which he helped to found.
In 1868 he removed to San Francisco, engaging with his brother in law, E. P. WHITE, in the laundry business, the two founding a concern which later became one of the largest in the city. As the result of an increased business the company in 1892 built a large brick establishment, which was then the finest of its kind in the country, on Twelfth street between Howard and Harrison. This building was destroyed in the fire of 1906, but inside of four months later a new structure was erected, largely through the instrumentality of HAMMOND.
Almost up to the time of his death he was actively directing the business of the company, and had the respect and affection of a large number of employees. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.- S. F. Call, June 12.
CONNELL, birth June 22, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
From Stockton comes the news of the recent arrival of a daughter in the home of Mr. and Mrs. CONNELL, former Coulterville people.
SEN, Jue June 29, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Jue SEN, the night cook at at Sugar Pine, died Saturday afternoon last from apoplexy. He had been in this country for thirty-one years.- Madera Tribune, June 24.
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SPEAKER- Near Hornitos, July 1, 1912, to the wife of Lee SPEAKER, a daughter.
HARLESS- At Lewis, June 26, 1912, to the wife of L. W. HARLESS, a daughter.
July 13, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 13, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
KANE- Near Darrah, July 11, 1912, to the wife of John KANE a daughter.
July 20, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 20, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
GALLISON- In San Francisco, July 14, 1912, to the wife of Dr. F. E. GALLISON, a son.
July 27, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 27, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
GARCIA- In Los Angeles, July 18, 1912, to the wife of R. M. GARCIA, (Mary Castro) a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
BROWN, Patricia Eleanor July 6, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Patricia Eleanor BROWN, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. BROWN of Fresno, died at their home last Friday. She was four months and nineteen days of age. The funeral was held Sunday at 10 a.m. Mrs. BROWN was formerly Miss Frances GORDON of Mariposa.
SOVULEWSKI, birth July 6, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A son was born last Friday, June 28, to Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel SOVULESKI at their home in Yosemite. Mr. SOVULESKI is supervisor of the valley.
BLANCHARD, infant July 6, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Merced.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. BLANCHARD, of Blanchard, Cal., died in this city last Friday after a short illness. The family came to Merced on a visit to the home of their daughter, Mrs. James BALEME, a week or ten days ago, the little one falling ill after their arrival here. The funeral and internment was held in Snelling yesterday.- Merced Sun, July 1.
OLIVER, Charles July 13, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Charles OLIVER, the Teamster, Meets With Fatal Accident.
Friday evening of last week when
into town from a trip, Charles OLIVER, the well known freight teamster
was instantly killed by being run over by his freight wagon, on the
rise coming out of Missouri Gulch, near the John WESTON place.
W. A. POOLE, another freighter, was with him at the time and was the only witness to the accident.
Mr. POOLE, when examined by the Coroner, said that he was in the lead with his load and looking back saw that OLIVER'S outfit was stuck. He stopped his team and went back and found that one of OLIVER'S horses had broken a tug. He helped fix it, and OLIVER, without getting on his wagon or taking the lines, started his team and followed alongside the wagon with one hand on the brake-bar and whipping the wheeler with the other.
The road is very narrow and deep at this point and Oliver must have got caught between the wheel and the bank, thrown under the wagon and run over by the hind wheel. Mr. POOLE said the dust was so thick in the air that he did not see OLIVER fall but he seen im a few seconds after the wheel passed over him.
The team did not stop and Mr. POOLE ran on and stopped it and returned to the scene of the accident and found OLIVER dead.
A jury was summoned by Coroner JOHNSON which after viewing the remains and taking testimony, brought in a verdict of accidental death.
The deceased was a native of Mariposa county, aged about 54 years, and leaves a widow and three small children.
SHAFFER, Mrs. R. , Sr. July 27, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. R. SHAFFER, Sr. one of the early settlers on the Merced River, died in Berkeley Sunday and was buried in Merced Monday.
SMITH, William July 27, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
William SMITH, well known in Mariposa, died in Richmond, Cal., Saturday last. He was a miner and lived in Mariposa county a long time, working at Whitlock, Mt. Bullion and Mariposa mines. He was a fine musician and while in Mariposa was leader of the band. He leaves a widow, four children, a brother, sister and his mother to mourn.
SMITH, William July 27, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
On the Death of William SMITH, Miner and Musician.
Relatives, friends and acquaintances
of William SMITH were shocked and deeply grieved to hear of his sudden
and untimely death in Richmond, California, on Saturday morning, July
1912. The deceased was ill only a few days, having been stricken down
at his work, with a severe attack of spinal meningitis. Taken ill on
in spite of all care and tender nursing of a loving family with the aid
of two physicians, he passed away in the early morn of the following
He made a brave struggle for life but the disease proved to strong.
Mr. SMITH, familiarly known as Billy SMITH, was born in Cornwall, England, April 7, 1863, being 49 years, 3 months and 13 days at the time of his death.
He came to California in 1882, settled in Plumas county and followed his occupation as a miner in the old Plumas Eureka mine.
He was united in marriage to Nellie PICKEN, in 1887. He became a citizen of the United States in 1888. Deceased leaves to mourn an aged mother, a wife, four daughters, Annie, Mary, Mabel and Minnie, a brother, a sister, and numerous other relatives.
He moved with his family to Whitlock, this county, in 1896 and with the exception of a short absence, they lived there until 1901. He was a great lover of music and an excellent musician. During his residence in Whitlock he organized and was the director of the Whitlock Brass Band. Many Mariposans will remember, with pleasant memories, its sweet and inspiring strains of Music.
From Whitlock the deceased and his family moved to Coulterville. There he followed his usual occupation, miner, but found time to organize and direst the Coulterville Juvenile Brass Band, which by his perseverance and tuition became so good a band as could be found anywhere in the state.
The Coulterville mine having closed he went to Mt. Bullion with his family and accepted a position there at the Princeton mine. His love for music lead him to become a member of the Mt. Bullion Band and finally its director. During the time he was directing the adult band he organized and directed a juvenile band there also.
His daughters were taught by him in their infancy to play brass instruments and were always among the members of his juvenile bands. Residents of Mariposa county will remember the unusual but pretty sight of a proud father and his four charming daughters playing together in a brass band.
In 1906 he and his family moved to Richmond, Contra Costa county, where he accepted a position as forman at the San Pablo quarry, holding it with the highest esteem and confidence of his employers until his death.
The funeral was held at 2 o'clock p.m., Monday, July 22, from his late residence, 1014 9th Street, Richmond. The services were under the auspices of the Richmond Masonic Fraternity. Rev. D. W. CALFEE, pastor of the First M. E. Church, also a member of the Masonic Fraternity, delivered the eulogy at the church. The pastor paid a glowing tribute to the sterling character of the deceased both in his public and private life. The church choir, under the direction of I. L. DEARBORN, sang very impressively three of the deceased most favorite songs- "Asleep in Jesus," "Lead Kindly Light," and "Rock of Ages." The funeral was one of the largest ever seen in Richmond. Men and women from every sphere in life followed the remains to their last resting place in beautiful Sunset View Cemetery. The many beautiful floral tributes spoke the love and affection in which the deceased was held by all. It is doubtful if a more inspiring scene was ever witnessed than the one when, comrades of "Billy" SMITH marched up that hill ahead of his remains carrying those beautiful tokens of love and friendship. Kind and loving qualities dominated "Billy's" entire life. He was always ready and willing to provide music for any just and rightful occasion and the Mariposa reunions will lose half their charm without the sweet strains of music from "Billy SMITH'S Band."
He revered God and loved his fellow man. A true husband, and devoted father. No higher eulogy can be pronounced upon any man. Away up there in that beautiful home to which he has gone we are sure that God will and a place for Billy SMITH near his angelic choir.
Farewell Billy, friend of former days,
None knew thee but to love thee.
None knew thee but to sing thy praise.
The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in which they live and of many friends everywhere that their loved one was known. Apropos is this little poem;
THE COVERED BRIDGE.
Tell the fainting soul in the weary form,
There's a world of the purest bliss,
That is linked, as the soul and form are linked,
by a Covered bridge, with this.
Yet to reach the realm on the other shore,
We must pass through a transient gloom.
And must walk, unseen, unhelped, and alone,
Through that Covered Bridge- the tomb.
But we must all pass on equal terms,
For the universal toll.
Is the outer garb, which the hand of God,
has flung around the soul.
Though the eye is dim, and the bridge is dark,
And the river it spans is wide.
Yet faith points through to a shinning mount,
That looms on the other side.
To enable our feet in the next day's march,
To climb up that golden ridge.
We must all be down for one nights rest,
Inside the Covered Bridge.
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STEWART- In Mariposa, August 9th, 1912, to the wife of George A. STEWART, a son.
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GARBARINO-TISCORNIA- In Fresno, August 27, 1912 by Justice of the Peace SMITH, Frank GARBARINO and Miss Sarah TISCORNIA, both of Coulterville.
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GALINDO, Charles August 3, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Charley GALINDO, formerly of Merced and vicinity, died in Elko, Nevada, a few days ago. For many years he was an employee for Isaac BIRD, on the Chowchilla cattle ranch, and at one time for Miller & Lux. He was considered the most expert "cowpuncher" in the San Joaquin Valley.- Merced Star.
NACO, Giovanni August 10, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Giovanni NACO, a native of Italy and about 75 years of age, died at the county hospital on Wednesday and was buried in the Catholic cemetery Thursday. For many years he was a resident of Bear Valley, this county.
SKIFFINGTON, J. August 10, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Killed At Sugar Pine.
J. SKIFFINGTON, 45 years old was killed at the mills of the Madera Sugar Pine Company, at Sugar Pine, Tuesday morning last. He was at work in Camp No. 2 and was running to get out of the way of a rolling log, when he was struck by a steel cable on the side of the head, crushing it.
BENNETT, Mrs. Maria August 17, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Maria BENNETT, wife of John BENNETT of the Oakvale district, died at her home last Wednesday morning following an illness of many months. Consumption was the cause of death. She is survived by her husband, two daughters and one son. The children are Mrs. Rufus HUGHES of Ben Hur. Mrs. Earl OWENS of Fresno and John BENNETT of Ben Hur. Mrs. The funeral was held Thursday at 11 o'clock, internment being in the cemetery at Lewis.
GARBARINO-TISCORNIA August 24, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Fresno Wednesday to Frank L. GARBARINO and Miss Sarah TISCORNIA, both of Coulterville.
DAY-CORNETT August 24, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk GALLISON to Ernest S. DAY and Miss Perle CORNETT, both of Cathey's Valley.
SUDREAU-ABBOTT August 24, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Jean SUDREAU of Mariposa and Adie ABBOTT of San Jose, were married in Merced, on Thursday of last week, by Rev. D. H. McCULLAH. The couple will make their home in Mariposa.
KUBOYAMA, Mrs. August 24, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Yosemite had been fortunately free from the blight of the grim reaper this season until the death of the Japanese woman who passed away Sunday night in Camp Eight. She was the wife of T. KOBOYAMA, known as T. HARA, superintendent of Frank CROWELL'S vineyard, near Livingston. The circumstances surrounding the death were particularly sad, the young woman being the mother of a child six months old. The parents and infant have been in the valley for several months in hope's of recovering the wife and mother's health, who was a victim of consumption. Kind neighbors did all possible for the motherless babe when death claimed its truest friend and extended their sympathy to the sorrowing father. Mrs. KUBOYAMA was 28 years of age. The remains were taken from the valley yesterday and the funeral will be held this afternoon.
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Born- In Merced, August 5th, 1912, to Mr. and Mrs. M. SUTHERLAND, a daughter.
BENNETT, Mrs. August 24, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to whither at the north wind's blast,
And stark to set; but all-
Though hast all seasons for thine own, O, death!
Last Wednesday morning, at half past
six o'clock, the angel of death hovered over the home of John BENNETT
bore away the loving wife and mother. For some time Mrs. BENNETT had
an sufferer of tuberculosis and despite all medical assistence could do
she finally succombed to the ravages of that disease. Deceased was a
of this state and at the time of her death was aged 53 years, 4 months
and 5 days. To mourn her sad departure she leaves a husband; two
Mrs. Earl OWENS, of Fresno, and Mrs. Rufus HUGHES, of Ben Hur, and one
son, John L. BENNETT. Her remains were interred in the Whiterock
Thursday, at 11 a.m. and funeral services were conducted by Rev.
The large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends that followed
body to the grave strongly attested the love and respect in which she
held. The grave was hidden from view by a profusion of beautiful floral
offerings. The grief-stricken family have our heartfelt sympathy in
hour of sad bereavement.
Green Mountain, August 19, 1912.
PEACE, Will August 24, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Boss Logger Killed.
The boss logger of Camp 1, of the Sugar Pine Company, was killed yesterday by being struck by a swinging cable. His name was Will PEACE and he was a native of Tennessee. The unfortunate man lived 13 hours after he was hit, but internal injury, particularly to the stomach, put him beyond the skill of attending physicians, who were summoned. The body was brought into the city to-day and after a burial service in the chapel of Jay & Son internment took place at Arbor Vitae cemetery.- Madera Tribune, Aug. 17th.
SLATER-BLACK August 24, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Married In Berkeley.
A marriage license was issued in Oakland Monday last to Lambert N. SLATER, of Santa Paula, and Miss Flora N. BLACK, of Berkeley. Miss BLACK is a daughter of the late A. G. BLACK, of Hornitos, and Mrs. Ida E. BLACK, of Berkeley. The couple were married at the home of the bride's mother, in Berkeley, Monday.
SPAGNOLI, Joseph August 31, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A Hornitos Pioneer Dead.
Joseph SPAGNOLI, a resident of
and a pioneer of this county, passed away at his home last Tuesday.
was a native of Switzerland and 83 years of age. Mr. SPAGNOLI was a
by occupation and for many years followed that occupation, particularly
at the Washington and No. 9 mines, near Hornitos. He was at one time
owner of the Mt. Gaines mine, at Quartzburg. He had been sick but a few
days and his death was due to old age.
He leaves a widow, three daughters, Mrs. Lulu GORDON of Lodi, Mrs. Lida GUEST of Hornitos and Mrs. BINHAN who lives near Stockton, and one son, J. W. SPANOLI of Hornitos.
The funeral was held in Hornitos on Thursday, being under the auspices of the Hornitos Lodge of Masons, of which he was a member.
CROSS-ELY August 31, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mabel Hall ELY, daughter of H. C. HALL of Corte Madera, was quietly married, o Wednesday of last week, to Philip CROSS, a real estate promoter of San Francisco.
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GRENFELL, Ellis September 7, 1912, Mariposa Gazette
Ellis GRENFELL, the seven year old son of Joseph GRENFELL of Stockton, and a nephew of Wm. GRENFELL of Yosemite and Postmaster Edw. GRENFELL of Coulterville, died a few days ago at the home of his parents after a very brief illness. The disease was an unusual one which the attending physician could not diagnose. The brothers and sisters of the child were afflicted with the same malady but when treated as for diphtheria at once improved- yet they were not suffering with diphtheria but of a nameless disease of the same nature. An investigation will be made in the interest of science.
GARBARINO-TISCORNIA September 7, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A romance which had its beginning in school days happy time was culminated recently when Frank J. GARBARINO and Miss Sarah TISCORNIA, both of Coulterville, were united in marriage in Fresno. The young people were school boy and girl lovers while yet the present bride wore her hair in braids and pinafore of girlish length. From that time each seemed clearly destined for the other- affinities in the highest use of the term. With such a beginning it is easily predicted that a happy life in the matrimonial bark, lies before them- which is as well, the wish of their many friends. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor TISCORNIA and is a young lady of whom we could not say enough in praise in such limited space. Beautiful, lovable, kind and good are words which somewhat describe her charms. Where sickness or sorrow lurks there you will find her, soothing in that artless way that only the young know how- the pain racked body or the aching heart. Among her companions she wielded a happy influence banishing care by the sunny temperament which was ever with her- and thus became a favorite even beyond her immediate circle of friends. The groom is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. A. GARBARINO and is a young man of worthy qualities. Like his bride he is a native of Coulterville where a large part of his life has been spent. He is a bright, steady, sober young man with a promising future before him. He is twenty two years of age and his bride just eighteen. May the clouds of life never darken their path- and the happiness of youth follow their footsteps throughout their journey.
PEARD-STEWART September 14, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A quiet wedding occurred this morning when Harold PEARD of this city and Miss Della STEWART of Mariposa were united in marriage at the home of Rev. J. M. WEEMS of Bethel M. E. Church on Eighteenth street. Mr. and Mrs. PEARD left on Southern Pacific passenger No. 83 for Santa Cruz, where they will spend a week with his sister, Mrs. J. A. GILBERT, after which they will return to Merced to make their home. Mr. PEARD is employed at the blacksmith shop of Albert Hendricks. Both of these young people have many friends in Merced and Mariposa counties, who will wish them much happiness and success.- Sun, Sept. 7th.
SHAY, Mrs. Ella Tedrow September 28, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. and Mrs. C. Z. SMITH of Mariposa,
who are spending the season in Yosemite, recieved word last Sunday
of the death of their daughter, Mrs. Ella Tedrow SHAY, which occurred
evening at her home in Armona. The young woman had been ailing but no
was felt by her family therefore the news of her death came as a severe
Mrs. SHAY was born in Sulphur Springs Valley, Arizona, on March 30, 1887, and was thus only twenty-five years of age when called to the unknown shore where her father, one sister and brother had preceded her. She was married at Fresno in 1909 to Carl E. SHAY, son of a prominent pioneer resident and property owner of Armone. One child, an infant son three months old, was born to the couple. The little one, robbed of that priceless treasure, a tender mother's touch, adds a keener touch to the sad bereavement. Mrs. SHAY spent many years of her girlhood in Mariposa and Wawona where many friends will hear with deep regret of her untimely end. Besides her husband and son the deceased is
survived by her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. C. Z. SMITH, three brothers, Clarence, Joseph and Leland TEDROW, and two sisters, Lillian and Leona SMITH. Members of the family who were in Yosemite left Monday morning in time to take the train at El Portal, to be present at the funeral which will be held Tuesday from the late home of Mr. SHAY at Armona.
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SMITHER- Near Darrah, October 4, 1912, to the wife of C. L. SMITHER, a daughter.
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TISCORNIA, Victor October 5, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
"In the midst of life we are in
The truth of this solemn assertion was again exemplified when word
Yosemite Sunday mourning of the death of genial, generous, true
Victor TISCORNIA, who Saturday evening succumbed to heart failure. Full
details of the occurrence have not been received here but it is known
for years Mr. TISCORNIA had a weaken heart though enjoying usually fair
health. While employed at El Portal about five years ago he was
severely ill and his life despaired of. Upon recovery he was told that
he must abandon work of fatiguing nature and he returned to
where he accepted a position at the Mary Harrison mine whereby he could
obey that order. This place he was filling at the time of his death.
Victor TISCORNIA will be deeply mourned not alone by those united by nature's ties but by every man, women and child who knew him. One would search perhaps in vain to find a kinder husband, a more devoted father or dutiful son; and a truer friend than the man for whom many eyes to-day are blind with tears.
He was a native of California, 48 years of age, and a son of Mrs. COMMISSSIANA of Coulterville and the late Antoine TISCORNIA. Except for a few years all his life was spent in Coulterville.
In 1889 he was married to Miss Margaret GREELEY. The union was blessed with five children, three of whom with their mother remain to mourn. These are George and Harold TISCORNIA of Coulterville and Mrs. F. J. GARBARINO of Madera. Besides these bereaved relatives Mr. TISCORNIA is survived by his aged mother, one brother, John TISCORNIA of Oakland, and six sisters. Among the latter are Mrs. L. PARKER and Mrs. G. W. HAMILL of Coulterville.
He was a member of Coulterville Lodge No. 104, I. O. O. F., and the funeral will be held under the direction of that order.
'Tis hard indeed to spare him from his families midst, from his aged mother's fond embrace and from the life the community in which he always took a active part. But how feeble were human arms to restrain his spirit when the beckoning hand of God called to the land of eternal light! Yet so deeply had he in life enshrined himself in every heart that though we shall meet him no more on earth his memory will be to each one of us an evergreen.
The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of the community until time shall lighten their burden of grief.
TISCORNIA, Victor October 12, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Readers of this column residing away from Coulterville will no doubt be anxious for further details of the death of Victor TISCORNIA which we mentioned in last week's letter. For the benefit of these, we will state that Mr. TISCORNIA passed away Saturday night at his home near Coulterville. He had visited town and returned home about eight o'clock. He retired in his usual health in fact spoke to his family during the evening of his more than ordinarily bright feeling. We who sympathize can only imagine the shock to his devoted wife when she was awakened a few hours later to find her husband strickened with the touch of death, with a last kind word and a parting smile to his faithful help-meet during twenty-three years of sorrow and joy, his spirit took flight- peacefully and painlessly over the great divide.
THROWER-CLARK October 26, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced Thursday of last week to ALexander F. THROWER and Minnie A. CLARK, both residents of Bagby. THe couple were united in marriage the same evening by the Rev. WEEMS.
KELLETT-WEIBE October 26, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
At eight o'clock, Thursday morning,
17, St. Mary's Cathedral was the scene of a quiet but pretty wedding
Rev. Father Dempsey of Oakland, united in marriage a popular young
of that city, Horatio G. KELLETT and Miss Midred M. E. WEIBE in the
of relatives of the contracting parties and a few close friends. Miss
HOCKS and Geo. NUNES were the attendants. After the honeymoon which is
being passed in the south, Mr. and Mrs. KELLETT will make their home in
Oakland where the groom has a well established real estate business.
Mr. KELLETT is a native of Mariposa county and has scores of friends here who will wish him joy on this happy occasion. Ray, as he is familiarly called, was for many years a popular member of the young set of Coulterville before reaching his majority and in consequence launching out in the business whirl of Oakland. But though adopting a beautiful city for his home he retained, as do so many other wanderers, a loyal affection for the little town with its green slopes nestling within a border of waving pines- Coulterville. And to this fair scene it is hoped he will at no distant day bring his charming young bride that they may receive in person the felicitations of the grooms unnumbered friends.
Mr. KELLETT is a son of Mrs. J. M. COVEL of San Francisco and a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. HALLINAN of Coulterville.
RUSHING, birth October 26, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. RUSHING of Bakersfield are receiving congratulations over the advent of a little daughter in their home. Mrs. RUSHING was formerly Miss Elizabeth MURPHY of Coulterville.
PETTIS, Oscar J. October 26, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Oscar J. PETTIS, a native of Mariposa county died at the home of his mother, Mrs. F. P. JACKSON in Goldfield, Nevada., this morning after a lingering illness extending over a period of about five years, a sufferer of consumption. He was well known throughout Mariposa county and much esteemed for many fine traits of character. He was a son of the late Frank PETTIS for some years a resident of Coulterville. He was 26 years of age at the time of his death. Besides his mother three brothers and one sister survive. These are Fred, Elmer, and Miss Olive PETTIS of Goldfield, and Frank PETTIS of Yosemite.
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PEREGOY- Rotterdam Colony, near Merced, October 21, 1912, to the wife of C. F. PEREGOY, a son.
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LAIRD- In Merced November 5, 1912, to the wife of L. P. LAIRD, a son.
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UDELL- In Goldfield, Nevada, to the wife of Vance UDELL, a son.
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TURNER- Near Hornitos, November 23, 1912, to the wife of George D. TURNER, a son.
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BOWERS, birth November 2, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. and Mrs. Charles BOWER, nee FERRARI, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born in Stockton, October 10th.
LATOUR, James November 9, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
James LATOUR of Snelling a nephew of Mrs. T. M. FARNSWORTH of Mariposa, accidentally shot and killed himself while out hunting last Tuesday. He was about 19 years of age.
TRUMBETTA, Mrs. Maria November 9, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Maria TRUMBETTA, an old resident
of Coulterville and for the past year making her home in Alameda
died at Newark on October 27th, of chronic ailments incidental to
age. She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren when the
summons came. Internment was made in Centerville, Alameda county. A
number o mourners followed the remains to their last resting place.
TRUMBETTA was a native of Italy, 70 years of age, and the widow of
TRUMBETTA, who preceded her five years to the grave. She was the mother
of a large family of children who tenderly cared for her during her
illness and throughout her declining years. The gentle attributes which
made the mother so widely beloved were implanted in the hearts of her
making each one of them a model of manhood or womanhood and an honor to
the parents who reared them. "Thy children shall rise and call thee
could well have been addressed to this vernable lady, and great is the
sorrow in many households called forth by the news of her death.
Mrs. TRUMBETTA was the mother of Mrs. Marchella DEPAULI of Coulterville; Mrs. L. CALSEO of Joaquina, Tulare county; Mrs. John TISCORNIA and Mrs. W. WIVEL of San Francisco; Mrs. Jas. CANOVA, Richmond; Mrs. Louis MELANI, Joseph, James and Ouis TRUMBETTA of Newark, California.
This correspondent joins their host of friends in extending to the bereaved family a heartfelt sympathy in their crushing sorrow.
BONDS, Mrs. Ellen November 9, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Ellen BONDS passed away on
28th, at the family home near Kinsley following an illness of long
She was an estimable woman and beloved by a large circle of friends.
BONDS was 57 years of age at the time of her death, Her husband, Jas.
four sons, James, William, Fred and George, and one daughter, Mrs.
survive to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and devoted mother.
The remains were interred in the Dudley cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing neighbors and friends.
ALSANSON, Mrs. J. M. November 9, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Died In Ukiah.
S. P. O. COUNTS received a telegram
from S. C. CORNELL, stating that his mother, Mrs. J. M. ALSANSON, was
low at her home in Ukiah and could not recover. Mrs. ALSANSON is a
of Mr. COUNTS. Her many friends here will regret to hear of her serious
Later.- Since the above was in type Mr. COUNTS received a message stating that Mrs. ALSANSON had passed away. The remains will be brought to Merced, and one daughter, Mrs. Lucy SMITH of Alameda, besides a brother and sister and a number of other relatives. She was a native of Arkansas and 66 years and 6 days of age.
ELLIS, Mrs. Dorothy November 9, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
ELLIS- At the family residence, 2526
Thomas Avenue, Fresno, Cal., October 26t 1912, Mrs. Dorothy ELLIS, a
of France, aged 68 years, 5 months and 16 days.
To mourn her death she leaves one daughter, Dora G. ELLIS, of Fresno and five sons, C.A., W. A., J. C., W.G. and R. A. ELLIS, all of North Fork, Madera county.
The deceased was the widow of the late A. G. ELLIS, a pioneer resident of Mariposa county. Mr. and Mrs. ELLIS were married in Mariposa county and spent the first five years of their married life in Coulterville after which they removed to Greeley Hill, above Coulterville. Here they lived until the fall of 1890, when they removed to North Fork, Madera county.
Since the death of her husband in October, 1906, Mrs. ELLIS has made her home with her children, for the past three years residing in Fresno with her daughter Dora.
The funeral was held from the family residence, Monday afternoon, October 28th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Duncan WALLACE of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.
Four sons of the deceased, C. A., J. C., W. G., and R. A. ELLIS acted as pall bearers. Internment was in Mountain View cemetery where the grave was covered with beautiful floral offerings.
HOOD-PATTERSON November 9, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued by County Clerk Gallison last Saturday to Will C. HOOD and Miss Mary I. PATTERSON. The couple were married shortly afterwards by Re. W. A. LINDSEY.
CAVAGNARO, Mrs. C. November 16, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. C. CAVAGNARO, an old resident of Hornitos and for many years making her home in San Francisco, died November 9th, at her home in that city. She died of chronic ailments incidental to old age. She was surrounded by most of her children and relatives when the final summons came. Many mourners followed the remains to their last resting place. Mrs. CAVAGNARO was a native of Italy, 85 years of age, and the widow of Charles CAVAGNARO who preceded her many years to the grave. She was the mother of six children who tenderly cared for her during her last illness and throughout her declining years. She was the mother of Mrs. Belgrano of Oakland, Miss Rose CAVAGNARO of San Francisco, Joseph CAVAGNARO of Oakland, Frank CAVAGNARO of Stockton, Charles CAVAGNARO of Hornitos and August CAVAGNARO of San Francisco.
LATOUR, James November 16, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
News reached Hornitos of the sad death of James LATOUR of Snelling. To mourn his death he leaves a mother, father, and five brothers and sisters all of Snelling. He was about 19 years of age. The funeral was held from the family residence Thursday, November 7th. The grave was covered with beautiful floral offerings. This correspondent joins their hosts of Hornitos friends in extending to the bereaved family a heartfelt sympathy in their crushing sorrow.
UTTER, E. S. November 16, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Funeral of E. S. UTTER.
A score of gardens yielded their
blooms this morning that farewell tokens of friendship might cover and
surround the casket containing the last remains of the late E. S. UTTER
It was the pretty cottage home of W. C. UTTER, only son of "Old Cap.
as he was affectionately called during the many years of his long life,
that the funeral services was held.
Every inch of room in the cottage was occupied by mourning friends, more of whom crowded the veranda and stood upon the steps. A block of D street was filled with carriages. Old, old friends of the older UTTER were there and a good many younger friends of the younger UTTER.
The impressive burial service of the Episcopal church was held by Rev. NICHOLAS, after a quintette had sung :Abide With Me." The singers were Mrs. STAHL, Mrs. LONG, Mrs. R. C. JAY, R. L. BENNETT and Mr. JAY. The service closed with a touching rendering of "Rock of Ages."
The pall bearers were J. R. BARNETT, William STAHL, John CUNINGHAM, C. A. DWORACK, C. H. TOBY and A. J. ETTER. Internment took place in Arbor Vitae cemetery.- Madera Tribune, Nov. 8.
JUSTY, N. P. November 23, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
N. P. JUSTY, formerly of Merced and well known by many Mariposans, died in Fresno the first of the week.
McCAULEY-DEGNAN November 23, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in San Francisco last Tuesday to F. W. McCAULEY of Yosemite and Miss Ann C. DEGNAN of San Francisco.
GLYNN, Allen C. November 23, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Meets Death in Mine.
Allen C. GLYNN, a native of Mariposa County, about 48 years of age, came to his death on Monday night, November 1912, by being overcome with gas in the sump of the Tarantula mine in Tuolumne county. He was a great many years a resident of Coulterville.
CAVAGNARO, Maria Agostina November 23, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
GONE TO HER REST.
Pioneer Resident of This County Dies in Oakland.
Maria Agostina CAVAGNARO was born in
Sottanego, Parish of Carnia, Commune of Cicagna, Province of Genoa,
on the 13th day of January, 1829, and, in 1849, was married to Carlo
CAVAGNARO, who had just then received his honorary discharge from the
which had been engaged in that year in the initial battles of the
Soon after, attracted by the glittering accounts of the discovery of gold in California, she followed her husband to this country, landing in New York after a long and perilous trip by sailing vessel. From New York she undertook to reach this state by the way of Panama, via New Orleans, where she was delayed for some time, reaching the golden state finally, in the early fifties.
Their first commercial venture was in the northern mines, but, after a short stay there, they returned to San Francisco, where they remained until 1859, when the report of the rich finds in the southern mines, so successfully operated at that time and for many years following, induced them to migrate to Mariposa county.
It was previously, in that year, that Mrs. CAVAGNARO, with her husband and family made for the first time, and for all times since, Hornitos, her home, a home to which she clung with the persistency of ivy, which she loved with the same intensity with which she had loved her beautiful native eastern liqurian riveiera, and to which she was as true and devoted as a native daughter.
It was in that home, in that attractive and then lively mining camp, that she faithfully assisted her husband in his early successful commercial enterprises, laboring for over half a century of a life that was an enviable example of Fortitude and honorable abnegation.
In Hornitos, with motherly devotion, she raised six of her ten children (four of whom have died) Francis, Joseph, Rosie, Emelia, Charles and August, and from there she, with motherly pride, saw them making their honorable way in the different professions and callings.
She lost her beloved husband twenty-eight years ago, and, although fully realizing her stern duty to her family and devoting all her energies to that end, she never could fully reconcile herself to the loss and with a Spartan austerity, she never ceased to mourn her departed helpmeet.
Her attachment to Hornitos was most exemplar and admirable, for she would never consent to abandon the little town in the foothills of Mariposa county, where she had such a treasure of affections and dear recollections. Only a little over two years ago, when her health began to fail, she consented to come to the city and later to Oakland, leaving to her son, Charles CAVAGNARO, the care of the Hornitos estate, and n company with her daughter, Rosa, she settled in her lovely and restful new home on Third Avenue by Lake Merritt.
Of naturally strong constitution and clear mind and intelligence, she passed her time delighting her acquaintances and courting the love and attention of her children and grandchildren, taking also an unusually keen interest in all the world up to the very eve of her last sudden sickness, which became acute only twenty-four hours before her demise, (from old age.)
She gave a long enough warning for the summoning at her death bed of her daughters and sons who reside on both sides of the bay, and her spiritual advisor and friend, the Rev. Father PIPERNI, of the Italian Church, San Francisco, who administered to her the last sacraments and the consolation of her religion, for all of which she expressed a great satisfaction.
The ceremony over, after the proper attention by the consulting able physicians and the trained nurse, she seemed so much ameliorated, that, in the early evening of Saturday, the 9th inst., she joined in the general opinion that she would enjoy a needful restful sleep, but at about 9 p. m. of the same evening, her condition became suddenly alarming, and, a few minutes before 10, she passed peacefully away in the arms of her two daughters, Rosa and Emilia, and her two grandsons, all of whom comforted her in her last moments.
Her funeral took place on Tuesday, the 12th inst., from her late residence, and notwithstanding the explicit requests that it should be strictly private and that flowers be omitted, in obedience to her wish (for she had always contended that flowers were for joy and not for sorrow), many friends and acquaintances joined the numerous family in paying her their last respects and affection and the deceased's casket was covered and surrounded by many beautiful and appropriate floral pieces.
She was bourne for a Requiem Mass to the Saint Mary's church of Oakland, Father PIPERNI officiating, and from there the remains were conveyed by boat to San Francisco, and by electric funeral car to the Holy Cross cemetery in San Mateo county, where they where interred with general grief in the family plot in the first circle surrounding the new central chapel.
The following acted as pall bearers: Clarence E. MUSTO, George M. PERINE, G. GARIBALDI, M. CIACIARULLO, G. GHIGLIARI, A. GIANNIN, F. W. NIGHNINGILL, M. L. PERASSO.
San Francisco, Nov. 17, 1912.
LEE, Dr. ELVIRA M. November 23, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Daughter of Late Galen CLARK Dies.
Dr. Elvira M. LEE, 72 years old,
of Galen CLARK, discoverer of the "Big Tree" grove in the Yosemite
and for many years guardian of the valley, died Tuesday afternoon at
home, 206 Eleventh street. Doctor LEE had been suffering for several
with heart trouble, and was confined to her bed.
Doctor LEE was well known here as one of the few women practicing Physicians. SHe was the widow of Dr. George LEE, former physician of Merced. Dr. Elivira LEE had practiced in Oakland since the fire before which she practiced in San Francisco. She lived previous to that in Merced.
Doctor LEE came to this state in 1870 from Vermont, of which state she was a native. Her father, Galen CLARK, was a well known figure in this state in literary circles up to two yeas ago, at which time he died. He was known as the author of several works on the valley, the big trees and Indian Legends. Mrs. Lee leaves only a sister in the east. - Call, Nov. 20.
JACKSON-COLLINS November 30, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced Tuesday to Robert E. JACKSON and Miss Shirley B. COLLINS, both of Hornitos. The young lady is a daughter of Supervisor J. W. COLLINS.
GLYNN, Alfred November 30, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH BY GAS.
Facts Concerning the Death of Alfred GLYNN.
Alfred GLYNN, a native of Mariposa
and aged 48 years was killed by gas in the shaft of the Tarantula mine,
near Jacksonville, early Tuesday morning. His companion, a miner by the
name of NAPIER, had a close call from death as also did the members of
the rescuing party.
An inquest was held Tuesday by Harry BURDEN, deputy coroner, when the verdict of the jury was that the deceased came to his death by being overcome by gas while trying to put the skip on the skids at the bottom of the shaft of the Tarantula mine, and exonerating the company from all blame.
The mine is operated by the United Gold Mining and Milling Co. Chester B. ALLEN, manager of the company, testified before the jury in substance as follows:
"It was 2:55 o'clock when the hoist man awoke me and said that there had been an accident. I told him to awaken BLACKMAR at once. I went into the shaft. Mr. BLACKMAR arrived at 3:05 he went down the shaft immediately and was followed shortly by Rose PALLO and myself. We reached the bottom of the shaft possibly five minutes after him. . BLACKMAR was sustaining NAPIER who was unconscious, while deceased was in a sitting posture, apparently dead. The skip had jumped the track near the bottom of the shaft. NAPIER and GLYNN had descended from the forth station to replace the skip on the track. Both where overcome by gas which was the result of blasting- gaseous product of combustion.
"We got the men out as soon as possible and Dr. STRATTON, who was in attendance, pronounced GLYNN dead. They were hoisting water and the skip jumped into the sump when it struck the surface of the water."
It is said that GLYNN had a weak heart. He had been under treatment by Dr. STRATTON.
Archie WIJOVICH, who runs the hoist at night also testified. His account was practically the same as the managers. After the skip got off the track he went down and got GLYNN and NAPIER to go down and put it back on again. He got signals from the men whom he had returned to the engine room. He first got two bells, to lower. He lowered a couple of feet and then got one bell to stop. In a few minutes he got one bell to raise. This was the last signal he received. He waited three-quarters of an hour and then went to investigate.
GLYNN and NAPIER had been overcome with gas before they could get the skip back on track.
The deceased has worked in many of the big mines in this county, both on the east belt and mother lode. He was a resident of Soulsbyville for some time, and worked at the Draper and the Black Oak mines.
Deceased leaves a wife and a son in Oakland, also brother and sister near Coulterville in Mariposa county. The remains will be shipped to the latter place where the internment will take place on Saturday. Tuolumne Independent, Nov. 23.
McCAULEY-DEGNAN November 30, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Wednesday morning, November 20th, in
beautiful St. Dominic's Church, San Francisco, Frederick W. McCAULEY
Miss Ann DEGNAN of Yosemite were united in marriage in the presence of
relatives and a few intimate friends, Rev. Father RICE, O.P.,
the ceremony and officiated at the nuptial high mass which followed.
bride was attended by her sister, Miss Mary Ellen DEGNAN and
DEGNAN served the groom. Elegant simplicity was observed in each
Masses of white chrysanthemums combined with graceful ferns from the
hills made the church bower for the bridal occasion. The music
of the organ and a quartette, with violin obligato by Miss Carrie
a classmate of the bridesmaid at the University of California. The
was attired in a traveling suit with hat to match. The groom wore the
After the ceremony a breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents on Pine street, following which Mr. and Mrs. McCAULEY departed for a trip which will include the Grand Canyon and other places of note.
Of more than usual interest is the union of this young couple in view of the prominence of the families of which they are members and further because of the sentiment resulting from the fact that each is a native of Yosemite and here amid nature's wilds the romance which led to the altar was begun.
The fair bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John DEGNAN, prominent residents of Yosemite for many years. She is possessed of a charming manner which wins for her score of friends and is a highly educated and accomplished young lady. Included in her capabilities is that of professional nurse in which calling she has achieved marked success.
The groom is the son of Mrs. McCAULEY and the late James McCAULEY pioneers of Yosemite and identified closely with Yosemite's early history. The Glacier Point hotel was built and for many years conducted by this early settler and many evidences of his progressiveness and industry are yet obsevered at various points in the valley. His son displays the same sterling qualities, being both a successful business man and a prosperous farmer. Mr. McCAULEY is engaged during the summer in the wholesale butcher business, supplying Yosemite and outlying posts.
May the day of life, for Mr. and Mrs. McCAULEY yet in its glorious morn be unshaded by clouds of darkness till life's journey shall end.
GLYNN, Allen November 30, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of Allen GLYNN who met death in the Tarantula mine, an extenstion of the Shawmut, near Jacksonville was held last Friday in Coulterville. There was a large attendance. The deceased was the only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. GLYNN well known and highly respected residence of Coulterville. Mrs. Elizabeth RIHN of Oakland and the late Mrs. Levi KEYES of Coulterville where his sisters About seventeen years ago he was married to Miss Ada LINDSEY of Coulterville who, with one son Edwin GLYNN, survives him. The wife and son, who reside in Stockton and his sister Mrs. Elizabeth RIHN with her son Joseph RIHN, of Oakland, journeyed to Coulterville on receiving the sad news of his sudden death. The remains were interred by those of his parents and his sister in the Coulterville cemetery.
TURNER, birth November 30, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. and Mrs. G. D. TURNER are the proud parents of a baby boy born November 23, 1912.
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LEWIS- In Stockton, Nov. 21, 1912, Bert LEWIS, son of Mrs. Annie E. LEWIS, brother of Mrs. E. SMITHER, Mrs. H. McNALLY, Mrs. Chester ELLIS, Will and Lee LEWIS, a native of California, aged 33 years, 6 months and 4 days.
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SCHROEDER- At Saxon's Creek, December 24, 1912, to the wife of John A. SCHROEDER, a daughter.
MOORE- In Long Beach, Cal., December
18, 1912, to the wife of T. W. MOORE, (nee Alice DICKINSON of Lewis) a
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
GUEST, birth December 7, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. GUEST are the proud parents of a baby girl.
JACKSON-COLLINS December 7, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
There was a beautiful wedding at the Bethel Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon when Rev. J. M. WEEMS the pastor, joined in marriage Robert E. JACKSON of San Bernardino and Miss Shirley B. COLLINS of Hornitos. The happy couple left on the 8:10 train for southern California, where they will make their new home. - Merced Sun.
JACKSON-COLLINS December 7, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Robert JACKSON and Miss Shirley B. COLLINS were united n marriage last Thursday in Merced. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. COLLINS of Quartzburg and young lady well thought of by all. Mr. and Mrs. JACKSON left early Thursday morning for San Diego where they will spend their honeymoon. The writer joins with their many friends in wishing the a long, happy and prosperous life.
CASTAGNETTO, John December 14, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Word reached Mariposa Thursday
of the sudden death of John CASTAGNETTO, a prominent farmer and
of Hunter' Valley. Deceased was a native of Massachusetts and about 63
years of age at the time of his death.
Mr. CASTAGNETTO had been a resident of Hunter's Valley continuously for the past several years, but a number of years of his life were spent in Coulterville and vicinity, where he followed the occupation of mining. Deceased was an honest and upright man and had many friends who will regret to hear of his death. He also leaves to mourn him, several sisters and a brother, namely; Mrs. CADEMATORI of Hornitos, Mrs. David LORD of Merced, and Mrs. A. DULCICH and Daniel CASTAGNETTO of Hunter's Valley.
Death was due to a hemorrhage of the lungs and occurred about 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
The internment will be in the Bear Valley cemetery to-day, where he will be laid to rest near the remains of a departed father, mother and brothers.
GOSS, Andrew December 14, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Andrew GOSS Dead.
Word was received in Jamestown Monday morning that Andrew GOSS, a pioneer of Coulterville, Mariposa Co., had died in Stockton, where he, with his wife, had made a home for a number of years. It appears that he died quite suddenly Monday morning after returning from his work. He leaves, besides his widow, three sons. James, residing in Coulterville, B. R. and Jesse GOSS of Jamestown. The remains were taken to Coulterville, the funeral being held there Thursday.- Jamestown Magnet.
ALLRED, Mary Virginia December 14, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mary Virginia, the 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. ALLRED, died suddenly at the home of her parents last Saturday night. An inquest was held by Coroner D. E. JOHNSON and the verdict of the jury was that the child died from inflammation of the bowels. The funeral was held Tuesday.
PARKER, Dr. December 14, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Dr. PARKER, the well known dentist, who had been making regular visits to this county for some time, died in Jamestown last Sunday. Dr. PARKER had just arrived in that town, and complaining of not feeling well, sat in a chair and expired in a few minutes. Heart trouble was the cause of death.
DICKINSON, Mrs. Elivira December 14, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Elvira DICKINSON, a former resident of this county, died in Long Beach, Cal., on November 18th, aged 72 years. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Josie APPLING, and one brother, Jacob PROBASCO, of this county, besides a number of grandchildren.
CAVAGNARO, Mrs. Maria December 14, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Mass was said at the hornitos church last Sunday fr the repose of the soul of the late Maria A. CAVAGNARO, who died recently at her home in Oakland. The news of her death caused sorrow here, where she had many dear friends, who sympathize deeply for the afflicted family. Much has been said of this estimable lady and it is not yet to late for the writer to say "that her soul rest in peace."
CURTIS, John Davidson December 14, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Georgia.
John Davidson CURTIS died Nov. 5,
at the home of his brother, J. Y. CURTIS, near Blue Ridge, Georgia,
tuberculosis, after a long illness, and was buried Nov. 7th at Harmony.
He leaves a wife and little daughter, besides a host of relatives and friends in the surrounding country, who mourn their loss. He was buried with Masonic rites.- Blue Ridge Summit.
Mr. CURTIS was well known in Mariposa, having worked here when the mine was in operation. He married Mrs. Maud BRANSON of this place, who attended him faithfully during his illness. Deceased was 38 years of age. Mrs. CURTIS is expected to return to Mariposa during the present month.
GOSS, Andrew December 21, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Andrew GOSS, whose death occurred on
Monday, Dec. 9th, at his home in Stockton, was at one time a prominent
and much esteemed resident of Coulterville but removing some years ago
to the valley city seemed to have become attached to the new
and Coulterville scenes saw him no more. But Coulterville neighbors and
friends did not forget and with genuine regret followed his remains
Thursday to the Coulterville cemetery where they were laid beside those
of his three sons, Charles, William and John.
Mr. GOSS was a native of Sweden and 74 years of age. He was twice married and is survived by the widow, Mrs. Theresa GOSS, and three sons by a former marriage, Jas. GOSS of Coulterville and Benj. and Jesse GOSS of Jamestown.
The good that men do live after them and so many of us who knew him well can recall nothing but kind acts in the life of the deceased causing sorrow for his death to be deep and sincere. His family are receiving the sympathy of numerous friends in their bereavement.
CASTAGNETTO, John December 21, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
The death of John CASTAGNETTO, which occurred suddenly last Thursday morning, was a shock to the entire community. Heart failure is supposed to have caused his death. He was about 61 years of age. The deceased possessed many good qualities, the most admirable that of rendering his assistance to the needy and sick and always ready to sympathize with the afflicted. Mr. CASTAGNETTO has left to mourn him one brother, three sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews, besides a large circle of friends, who sympathize deeply with the bereaved family. The funeral took place at Bear Valley and was largely attended.
GARINO-PECCHENINI December 21, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
On Monday evening, Dec. 9th, a quiet wedding took place in Coulterville when Miss Lucy PECCHANINI was united in marriage to Joseph GARINO by Justice of the Peace John ENDEAN, at the home of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. POMPENINA. Mrs. GARINO is a native of of Coulterville and a daughter of John PECCHENINI. She is well liked by all who know her being of a kind and amiable disposition. The groom has resided in Coulterville for a year and during that time has made many friends. Mr. and Mrs. GARINO will make their home in Coulterville.
HOBRON-McLAUGHLIN December 21, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Friends of Ferris HOBRON are prepared to extend congratulations it being said that on Christmas day he will be wedded to Miss Lulu McLAUGHLIN, formerly of Big Oak, at the home of the bride to be in Modesto. Mr. HOBRON is preparing a cozy home near Kinsley, where he holds a position as forest ranger.
CAPODONICO, Mrs. Julia December 21, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Hornitos.
Mrs. Julia CAMPONICO, an old and respected resident of Hornitos, died at her home in that town last Thursday. Old age is given as the cause of death. She is survived by several children. The funeral will be held from her late home in Hornitos to-day.
HOUGHTON-KELLY December 28, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Oakland on Monday of this week to Lincoln M. HOUGHTON and Augusta H. KELLY.
WULBERN-STARK December 28, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Frank A. WULBERN of Madera, a former Mariposan, was married in Madera last Sunday to Miss Clara Belle STARK. After a honeymoon spent in Southern California they will make their home in Madera.
LEIDIG-WRIGHT December 28, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
George H. LEIDIG was granted a license in Fresno on Monday of this week to wed Miss Jessie WRIGHT. Both gave Fresno as their home.
HAMILTON, Malcomb December 28, 1912 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Little Boy.
Malcomb HAMILTON, the only child of
and Mrs. J. C. HAMILTON, died in Merced, following an operation for
All that skill and loving hands could do, was done to save him, but the
little life went out at 3 o'clock on the morning of Dec. 18th.
His parents had brought him from Sacramento to spend Xmas with his grandmother, Mrs. H. P. JORGENSON of Snelling, and had been there only two days when he was taken suddenly ill, and was removed to the hospital where he died.
The funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. SWENSEN at Merced, and beautiful and consoling words were spoken by the Rev. GREENWOOD, pastor of the Episcopal church at that place. The floral offerings were beautiful, some being sent by his little playmates from Sacramento.
The internment was private and his little body was laid to rest in a private vault. Little Malcolm was the only grandson of Mrs. B. L. RICHARDS of Jerseydale.
Our darling little jewel has left us, oh! how hard it was to part with him, but God called him and it had to be. The loving parents only had their devine gift a little less than five short years, but in that time his little life had filled their home with happiness and love, and he scattered sunshine wherever he went, for everybody loved our darling, and the home that was once so happy is now so lonely and desolate, for all the sympathy and consoling words to the bereaved parents avail but little.
The little sufferer could never bear to see his mother grieve, for he loved her so, and just before he died said, "Dearest don't cry, I'll soon be a little angel." How sweet those words were from those baby lips, and what a comfort it should be to hear that dear mother, for we all know that he is a little angel.
A Dear Friend.
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