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Mariposa Gazette 1922- 1923
Vitals January 1922 Mariposa Gazette
January 7, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Married January 7, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
MULLIGAN- MERINO- In Merced, Jan. 1, 1922 John T. MULLIGAN age 23 a resident of Merced Falls and Isabel M. MIRENO, age 19 of Hornitos.
MORRISON-LANTHER In San Diego, December 21, 1921 Lester MORRISON, a native of Mariposa County and Viola M. LANTHEIR of Los Angeles.
JOHNSON-MONOTI In Sacramento,
24, 1921, Oscar JOHNSON of Sacramento and Virginia MONOTI of
Died January 7, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
COCHRAN- In San Francisco, December 29th, 1921, Mrs. Lucy COCHRAN age 79, a native of Australia.
January 14, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Died January 14, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
MAY- At Springville, Tulare County, December 24, 1921, Mrs. G. W. MAY, age 66 years, a native of Coulterville.
Married January 21, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
McCAY-CROSS In Mariposa Saturday, January 14, 1922, Ralph McCAY age 39, a resident of Cathay and Carrie Salome CROSS, age 25, a native of Salina, Kansas.
Died January 21, 1922, Mariposa Gazette
MARTINEZ in Madera, Friday, January 13, 1922, Manuel MARTINEZ, a native of Arizona, age 90 years.
HOLT- At Oakvale in Mariposa county, Frederick William HOLT, a native of England, age 89 years.
January 28, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Died January 28, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
QUICK- At Ben Hur, Mariposa County, Tuesday, January 24, 1922 at 7:30 o'clock a.m. Morgan Warren QUICK, a native of Mariposa County, age 63 years 11 months 16 days.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
JOHNSON-MONOTI January 7, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Former Coulterville Lady Marries at Sacramento
Cards have been received by friends
Mariposa announcing the marriage of Miss Virginia MONOTI to Mr. Oscar
of Sacramento, in that city on December 24th, 1921.
The bride, who is the second daughter of Mrs. Florence MONOTI of the Red Cloud district, is a young lady of refinement, culture and exceptionally fine qualities and has a large host of friends in Mariposa County. She taught for a number of years, in the public schools of this county and was a member of the County Board of Education until she moved to Stockton two years ago.
The groom is not known here but we may rest assured that one with the former Miss MONOTI's capabilities would not make a unwise selection.
The Gazette joins the host of friends of the bride in wishing the couple much joy and prosperity upon the sea of matrimony.
MORRISON-LANTHIER January 7, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
HORNITOS BOY MARRIES GIRL OF SOUTHLAND
Lester MORRISON, second son of Mr.
Mrs. J. B. MORRISON of Hornitos, and Viola M. LANTHEIR were married in
San Diego on December 21, 1921.
Lester is a native of Hornitos, Mariposa County and spent all of his early life there.
During the World war he served many months in the U. S. Army and held a responsible position in Los Angeles since his discharge from the army.
The bride is not known here but we understand she is a member of one of the fine families of the south and a girl of exceptional qualities.
Lesters many friends here join the Gazette in wishing him continued happiness.
MULLIGAN-MERINO December 7, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
HORNITOS GIRL WEDS A MERCED FALLS MAN
John MULLIGAN an employee of the Yosemite Lumber Company and Miss Isabel MERINO were quietly married at Merced on New Years Eve. They will make their home in Merced Falls.
MAY, Mrs. G. W. January 14, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
Former Coulterville Lady Is Called
Word has just been received here of
death of Mrs. G. W. MAY, which occurred at her home in Springville,
County on December 28, 1921.
Mrs. MAY, at the time of her death, was 66 years of age. For many years she was a resident of Coulterville.
Mrs. MAY was the mother of four children, Mrs. Nora SHEEHAN (deceased), L. L. BROWN of Idaho, J. E. BROWN of Coulterville and Walter M. BROWN of Madera. Her sons Walter and James were with her when the end came.
The body was laid to rest in the Porterville cemetery beside her mother, brother and other members of the family.
Hetch Hetchy deaths January 14, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
TWO MEN ARE KILLED ON HETCH HETCHY WORKS
Two men were instantly killed and
died later ass the result of a blast in the tunnel of the Hetch Hetchy
project at Priest station. The dead are Thomas GORD, Dick SLADDN AND
MILLER. W. S. McLEOD had both eyes blown out and Tax LANN had his left
forearm blown off.
The explosion was caused from a "missing hole" two and one half miles inside the tunnel when the bit of a machine drill struck the "missing hole."
McCAY- CROSS December 21, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
The most interesting new item of the week is the marriage of Ralph McCAY to Miss CROSS, at Mariposa last Saturday evening. Miss CROSS arrived from Kansas Saturday and the happy couple proceeded at once to the Mariposa parsonage where Rev. BUCK tied the knot. Congratulations to Mr. McCAY and a warm welcome to the bride, from the Catheyites.
HOLT, Frederick William January 21, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
AGED LEWIS RESIDENT SUMMONED BY DEATH
Frederick William HOLT a native of
passed away at his home in Oakvale, Friday morning at the advanced age
of 89 years.
For a long time Mr. HOLT has been in failing health and a few days ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis.
He leaves a daughter, Mrs. J. RICHARDS with whom he made his home.
Mrs. RICHARDS was in Fresno receiving medical attention, at the time of her father's death.
As yet arrangements have not been made for the funeral.
MARTINEZ, Manuel January 21, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
EARLY HORNITOS PIONEER PASSES
This morning about 8:30 Manuel
passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. HANNAH, 909 East
avenue, after a prolonged illness. Mr. MARTINEZ, who was 90 years of
had suffered three or four paralytic strokes and scarcely regained
since the one he had last Sunday.
Mr. MARTINEZ was born November 1, 1831, at Tucson, Arizona, which would make him 90 years, 2 months and 12 days old at the time of his death. At age of 13 years he was brought to Los Angeles by his father and at the age of 18, when the gold fever reached Los Angeles, in 49, he came to Mariposa County, which then included most of the mountainous section of the San Joaquin valley. He minded in nearly every section where a "strike" was reported and was personally acquainted with all the early pioneers.
Eventually he made his headquarters in Hornitos where he was married to Miss Dolores OCHOA in 1872. To this union there were born eight children, four of whom are still living. His wife died and was buried in the cemetery at Hornitos in 1890.
He is survived by four children, Mrs. J. E. HANNAH of this city, M. MARTINEZ, Jr.,- of Canada, A. R. MARTINEZ of Los Angeles and Frank MARTINEZ of Hornitos, one brother living in Arizona and three grandchildren living in Madera.
Funeral services will be held from the Catholic church tomorrow morning at 8:30, internment to be at Hornitos, Mariposa county.- Madera Tribune, Jan 13
McCAY-CROSS January 21, 1921 Mariposa Gazette
LOCAL MAN WEDS EASTERN LADY
Last Saturday afternoon Carrie Salome CROSS arrived in Merced from her home in Salina, Kansas: she was met there by Ralph E. McCAY of Cathay. The two endeavored to locate County Clerk THORNTON of Merced from whom they expected to get a very necessary document, being unable to locate Mr. THORNTON they made there way to Mariposa where, after some difficulty they located County Clerk GALLISON who gave them the greatly desired papers by which Reverend BUCK made them man and wife. The couple returned to Mr. McCAY'S homestead near Cathay.
QUICK, Morgan Warren January 28, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Morgan Warren QUICK Answers Final Call
Morgan Warren QUICK beloved husband
Kate E. QUICK passed away at the family home in Ben Hur last Tuesday
at 7:50 o'clock a.m. after an illness which has extended over a period
of several months.
Deceased was afflicted with heart trouble which was the immediate cause of death.
Morgan Warren QUICK was born at Mariposa on February 9th, 1858 of pioneer parents and was, at the time of his death 63 years 11 months and 16 days old.
When he was a boy he moved with his parents and other members of the family, to the ranch in Ben Hur which has ever since been his home.
Mr. QUICK was one of Mariposa county's most influential and highly esteemed citizens and very successful in his business affairs.
The QUICK home and farm is considered one of the best in Mariposa county and friends and strangers alike, were always welcomed at the fireside.
Beside the widow, he leaves to mourn his demise, a daughter, Mrs. R. M. STARNS, and a son, Guy E. QUICK of Ben Hur, a brother Mark QUICK of Berkeley besides several grandchildren and other relatives.
The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock p.m. internment being in the cemetery at Mariposa, where he was laid besides his father, mother, a sister and several other close relatives. A large concourse of friends followed the body to its last resting place.
WINTERS, Mr. C. J. January 28, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Last Saturday Mr. C. J. WINTERS an employee at the Virginia-Belmont mine died suddenly while at work in the mine, he had started to work for the first time that morning and about 9 o'clock the foreman Mr. MOSIER found him breathing his last, he was apparently on his way out of the tunnel. Mr. WINTERS was from San Francisco, he leaves a wife, one son and two daughters in that city. The Coroners Jury said he died from natural causes.
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GUEST- At Merced, February 13, 1922, John W. GUEST, a native of Ohio, aged 68 years.
MORGAN- On Lyon's Gulch, near Mt. Bullion, Thursday, February 9, 1922, Henry W. MORGAN, a native of Kentucky, age 65 years.
WALKER- In Oakland, February 13, 1922, Mattie WALKER, a native of Nevada, age 51 years.
February 25, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 25, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
NEIGHBOR- At Snelling, Merced co., Feb., 20, 1922, Gilbert B. NEIGHBOR age 86 years, a native of New Jersey.
BARNETT- At Madera, Madera co., Cal. Feb. 21, 1922, Eliza Floto BARNETT, age 63 years, a native of Mariposa.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
OWEN Francis W. February 4, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FRANCIS W. OWEN CALLED BY DEATH
Francis W. OWEN, for many years a
of Coulterville and vicinity died at the home of his brother, Ferguson
OWEN in Burlingame, San Mateo county, February 24th, 1922.
Deceased was 58 years at the time of his death. The past several years he has been employed as a cook for the government surveyors and road crews. The funeral was held from the brother's residence in Burlingame.
KYLE, Mrs. Alice February 4, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
EL PORTAL WOMAN CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. Alice KYLE, wife of H. F. KYLE
El Portal was found dead in her bed last Saturday morning by her
Mrs. KYLE had been ill for some time but her condition had not been
Deceased was about forty-five years of age and has been a resident of the county for a number of years.
Beside the husband she leaves a son Eddie Daana of El Portal and a brother in Humbolt county. The body was taken to Merced for burial.
HARDWICK, William J. February 11, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
William J. HARDWICK Forty-Niner Passes
The news was received from Santa Cruz
last evening announcing the death of William J. HARDWICK, which
at his home there at 8 o'clock after a lingering illness, in which he
from cancer over a year, finally succumbing to the fatal disease. The
was born in Alabama May 23, 1834, and would have been 88 years old his
next birthday. He was identified with the early Merced county history,
coming to California in 1849, the remainder of his family followed in
He settled on Dry creek, in the Snelling neighborhood, where he engaged
in sheep raising and acquired a large acreage of land which he later
He was married in the early 60's to Miss Anna MILLER and in 1890 moved
to San Francisco, where Mrs. HARDWICK passed away in 1894. Mr. HARDWICK
leased his ranch and afterwards sold interests in Merced county and
to reside in San Francisco and Santa Cruz.
The deceased was the eldest of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson HARDWICK. Grandma HARDWICK, as she was familiarly known, lived to the ripe old age of 98, surviving her husband fifty-nine years.
The immediate relatives surviving are a brother and sister, Mrs. John RUDDLE of this city, and, Jackson HARDWICK, of Turlock. Mrs. RUDDLE was at the bedside of her brother during the past week.
The funeral will be held in San Francisco tomorrow and internment will be made in the family plot.- Merced Sun, Feb. 3, 1922.
WILLS, Mrs. Claude February 11, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Cathey Valley Lady Dies At Colfax
The community has been saddened by the death of Mrs. Claude WILLS, which occurred at Colfax on Tuesday night. When a very small child she came to live with Mr. and Mrs. N. L. CATHEY and always lived here until her marriage. She was most devoted to her foster parents, both of whom have preceded her to the grave in the past year. Ethel was one of the most popular girls of this valley endearing herself to old and young by her sweet and unselfish disposition and kindly heart. Always a faithful worker in the church and especially loved by the little children among whom she loved to work. She has been a patient sufferer for several years. May the bereaved husband find consolation in the thought that she has passed to her rich reward, resting in perfect peace.
WESTMORELAND-DAVIS February 11, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
The pleasant news has been received telling of the marriage of Miss Marquerite DAVIS and George WESTMORELAND, both of Merced. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George DAVIS of Cathay and has many friends here who wish her all happiness.
OSBORN, George R. February 11, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
George R. OSBORN well known in mining circles and a former Foreman at Mt. King mine, died suddenly at the Texas Hill mines on the North Fork of February 1st death from natural causes was the verdict of the Coroners Jury. The funeral was held at Coulterville February 6th. His brother A. H. OSBORN of Ridgefield, Washington arrived here to take charge and attended the funeral.
GUEST, John W. February 18, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Pioneers of Hornitos Passes at Merced
John W. GUEST, aged 68 years, a
of Mariposa county, passed away at his home in Merced last Monday,
13, after an illness which was long standing.
Mr. GUEST was born in Ohio in 1852 and came to Bear Valley with his parents when a small boy. He lived on a ranch at Quartzburg until two years ago when he moved to Merced with his family and took charge of the Tuolumne Hotel.
In 1873 he was married to Mary SCOTT and two them were born nine children, all of whom are living: they are: Mrs. W. A. McMEANAMY, Oakland; Clarence GUEST, Fresno; Minnie McMILLAN and Albert GUEST of Colusa; J. W. GUEST, Jr., Lottie BLACK, Elijah D. GUEST Blanche M. HILL, and Norman GUEST, of Merced. He also leaves four sisters: Mrs. Lucy McELLIGOTT, Mariposa; Mrs. May ENGLISH, Oregon; Mrs. Annie GOURGUET, Fresno; and Mrs. Lily BRANSON, Madera.
The body was taken to Hornitos on Wednesday morning and the funeral was held at 2 o'clock p.m. of that day under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. Lodge of which Mr. GUEST had been a member for thirty-eight years.
MORGAN, Henry W. February 18, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
HENRY W. MORGAN DIES AT CABIN ON MT. BULLION
Henry W. MORGAN, a native of
aged 65 years, died at his cabin home on Mt. Bullion, Thursday, Feb.
1922 from stomach trouble.
Deceased came to Mariposa county about twelve years ago and settled on Lyons gulch on the north side of Mt. Bullion where he engaged in mining and has lived during this time.
The funeral was held at Mariposa on Saturday.
OSBORN, George February 18, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
HEART ATTACK CAUSES DEATH OF HUNTER
George OSBORN, age 59 years and a
of the State of Washington died from heart failure while he, in company
with Stankey FRASER, was hunting lions on the North Fork of the Merced
river, Monday of last week. The party had been hunting in the deep snow
for several hours and when they came to a steep climb OSBORN called to
his companion that he could go no further, and that he felt himself
dizzy, these were his last words before he fell and expired.
The body was taken on a pack-horse to Coulterville where it was held, awaiting a brother who came from Washington. The funeral was held in Coulterville Monday of this week.
Mr. OSBORN was quite well known in this county, having been employed at the Original and Mt. King mines for a number of years. He had only recently come from Washington to take charge of the Frazier mine at Bull Creek.
OWEN, F. W. February 18, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
F. W. OWENS a resident of this place for the past number of years, passed away at the home of his brother Fergison OWEN at Burlingame, San Mateo, January 24, aged 58 years.
BARNETT, Eliza Floto February 25, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Eliza Floto Barnett Dies at Madera Home
Eliza Floto BARNETT, one of the best
loved and respected pioneers of the city, passed away last evening
before six o'clock following an illness of but a few days. Meningitis,
which developed after an attack of influenza, was the cause of death.
Mrs. BARNETT had lived in Madera for the past 32 years, coming here with her husband, the late John R. BARNETT, from Mariposa.
Her kind and gentle character had endeared her to all and her passing comes as a shock to the entire community, which always hoped and believed she had many more years of happy life before her.
Eliza Floto BARNETT was born July 4th, 1859, in Mariposa, which was then a thriving mining city. It was there she was married, in 1877, to John R. BARNETT and it was there all of her children where born.
In 1890 the family moved to Madera where they all have resided ever since.
Mrs. BARNETT leaves two brothers leaves two brothers, Frank Floto of Madera, and George LEIDG of Kerman; two sons, John H. BARNETT, sheriff of Madera county, and Fred W. BARNETT, a well known rancher of Madera; one daughter, Mrs. Annie BROWN of Madera, and seven grandchildren, all of Madera.
Mrs. BARNETT was an honored member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Women of Woodcraft.- From the Madera Mercury, Feb. 22.
NEIGHBOR, Gilbert Bodine February 25, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Pioneer of Snelling Called By Death
Gilbert Bodine NEIGHBOR, pioneer of
died at his home there at noon yesterday. Death came from advanced age
and its attendant ills. Mr. NEIGHBOR was a familiar figure in Snelling
for many years, settling there 49 years ago. He was born in New Jersey,
September 14, 1836, and came to California 63 years ago. He was a
Republican and even those who differed with him in his political
were his most staunch friends because of his firm-mindedness and open
of his oppinions.
At one time he was a candidate for county auditor.
Mr. NEIGHBOR was a merchant in Snelling since the early 80's, first being associated with the firm of Simons and Jacobs, the junior member of the firm being a brother of Abe JACOBS, well known Merced man. In recent ed years Mr. NEIGHBOR has been afflicted with rheumatism but he had continued as a merchant despite his illness and his interest in the Snelling district has never wavered.
He is survived by two sons, Charles Neighbor of Oakland and Melvin NEIGHBOR of Snelling, and four daughters, Mrs. Margie RICHARDS, JamestowN; Mrs. Grace ALLEN, Tracy; Mrs. May ROBINSON, Merced, and Miss Ethel NEIGHBOR of Snelling.-Merced Star Feb., 21.
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Married March 25, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
CALDWELL-WAGNER- At Sonoma, Tuolumne Co., Wednesday, March 20, 1922, Claude C. CALDWELL and Marguerite M. WAGNER.
Died March 25, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
WALKER- At Merced, Monday, March 20, 1922, John A. WALKER a native of Norway, age 79 years.
GREENE- At Porterville, Monday, March 20, 1922, Mrs. Lucy Ann GREENE, age 82 years.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
BOITANO, Victor March 4, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
VIC BOITANO KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Victor E. BOITANO, formerly of
was killed early last Tuesday morning and his companion, A. H.
was slightly injured, in a collision of the automobile in which they
riding and a large motor truck, in Oakland. BOITANO was well known in
Groveland section and throughout the county and friends will learn of
tragic death with regret.
Deceased established a home in Oakland three years ago and for sometime was employed in the shipyards. Of his immediate family he is survived by a wife and a son 16 years old. A brother, Antone BOITANO, and two brothers-in-law, left Groveland Wednesday morning to attend the funeral which was to be held in Oakland this Friday.- Sonora Union Democrat Feb. 25, 1922
JENKINS, Margaret March 11, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Former Mariposa Lady Dies at Masonic Home
Margaret JENKINS, a native of Norway,
age about 92 years died at the Masonic Home at Decoto last Sunday,
5, from the infirmities of old age.
Mrs. JENKINS was the mother of Mrs. C. E. PERRIN and James JENKINS both of San Francisco and an aunt of Miss Josephine MILLER and Mrs. E. ELLINGHAM of Mariposa. She was a resident of this county for many years, having lived at Bear Valley, Jerseydale and Hites Cove. After the death of her husband, she removed to San Francisco and later to the Masonic Home at Decota, where she spent her declining years in comfort and pleasure. The funeral was held in San Francisco last Wednesday.
PHELAN-FEMONS March 11, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
YOUTH OF GROVELAND MARRIES IN STOCKTON
John Leslie PHELAN of Groveland and
Maud A. FEMONS of Stockton were married in the later city last Friday.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. John FLATLEY of the St. Mary's
at the parish house.
The attendants were Miss Frances PHELAN, a sister of the groom, and F. H. CONWELL.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. PHELAN, long years prominent in the life on the south side of the river. He is a splendid young gentleman and is deservedly popular among all of his home people. The bride is a gracious girl and hold the affection of a wide circle of friends. She is a niece of Mrs. W. J. HORAN of Stockton. The young couple, and they are young, he being 23 and she 18, make an auspicious start, and the sincere wish of the many friends is that much happiness will come to them as they journey together through life.- Democrat Mar. 3
McNALLEY, Mrs. Raymond March 18, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. RAYMOND McNALLEY PASSES AT CHINESE CAMP
Word was received by relatives in
last Monday of the sudden death that morning of Mrs. Raymond McNALLEY
her home in Chinese Camp, from influenza. Mrs. McNALLEY was well known
in Mariposa county, having been one of the very popular teachers of the
county for several terms.
Besides the husband she leaves four small children the youngest being only three months of age.
The grief stricken relatives have the sympathy of the many friends and acquaintances here.
COFFMAN, Mrs. Louise March 18, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. LOUISE COFFMAN DIES AT FRESNO HOME
Mrs. Louise COFFMAN, 54, pioneer
resident and wife of John W. COFFMAN, died Saturday. She was a native
Mrs. COFFMAN'S father, George W. BERNARD Sr., was a California pioneer, coming to California in the early fifties and settling in Mariposa county. Later he and his family came to Fresno where Mrs. COFFMAN had resided since 1874.
For 20 years her husband possessed the exclusive stage rights to Yosemite park. Mr. and Mrs. COFFMAN had spent many summers in that park.
Besides her husband, John W. COFFMAN, she is survived by one daughter Mrs. Parl ALTER of Lake Tahoe; one son, John F. COFFMAN of Fresno; two sisters, Mrs. Henry AVILA, Mrs. Chas. M. GRIFFITH; and two brothers, George H. BERNARD, vineyardist, and Joseph P. BERNARD, local attorney.
Rev. H. H. BELL will conduct the funeral services in the Stephans & Bean chapel at 10 o'clock this morning. The pallbearers will be Dr. J. C. COOPER, John R. AUSTIN, Walter SHOEMAKER, C. T. CEALEY, Judge G. W. SMITH and Dolph LANE. Burial will be in Mountain View cemetery.- Fresno Republican.
GREENE, Lucy Ann March 25, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Pioneer of Mariposa Dies At Porterville
Word was telephoned to Mariposa
informing Mrs. C. SCHLAGETER of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Lucy
Ann GREENE, at her home in Porterville on that morning, at the advanced
age of 82 years.
Deceased was many years a resident of this vicinity and she and husband claimed many friends throughout the county.
To mourn her she leaves two sons, Joseph GREENE of Porterville and Edward GREENE of San Francisco, also several grand-children and other relatives. Her grand-daughter Mrs. Clare C. SCHLAGETER went to Porterville to attend the funeral.
WALKER, John A. March 25, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER OF MARIPOSA CO. PASSES AWAY AT MERCED
John A. WALKER, age 79 and a native
Norway passed away at the Merced county hospital last Monday morning
an illness which has extended over a long period.
Mr. WALKER came to California when a very young man and engaged in carpentering and contracting work which he followed all his life. He was considered one of the best and most rapid workmen in the county during his earlier years. For many years he was a resident of Mariposa where he owned a little home. The funeral was held in Merced Wednesday, internment being in the public cemetery.
CALDWELL- WAGNER March 25, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN AND POPULAR COULTERVILLE LADY IS CLAIMED AS BRIDE
Wedding cards are out announcing the marriage of Claude C. CALDWELL and Miss Marquarite M. WAGNER at Sonora on March 20th. This popular young couple are residents of Greeley Hill district. Miss Wagner was born and reared in this section and has been a popular and successful teacher and a general favorite where she has ever lived. Mr. CALDWELL hails from San Mateo, he is an industrious young man of sterling qualities and pleasing manner.
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MERSEREAU-EDWARDS- In Mariposa, Tuesday, March 28, 1922, Ross B. MERSEREAU, a native of New Jersey, age 21, and Maylian Moore EDWARDS, a native of California, age 19 years.
JONES-OPPENHEIM- In San Francisco, February 3rd, 1922, Ira B. JONES, a native of Mariposa county, age 21 and Olive OPPENHEIM, native of San Francisco, age 18.
April 8, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
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JOHNSON-GORDON- At Mariposa, Wednesday, April 5, 1922, Wilbert C. JOHNSON, age 21 and Maggie M. GORDON, age 24, both natives of Mariposa County.
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Died April 22, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
CLARK- At Merced, Wednesday, April 19, 1922, Hosea L. CLARK, a native of Texas, age 46 years.
GOERNERT- At the Franklin hospital, San Francisco, April 3, 1922, George GOERNERT, a native of Germany, age 71 years.
BROWN- At Bermington, Washington, Tuesday, April 18, 1922, Herrick Norton BROWN, brother of Mrs. E. N. GANN, of Mariposa, a native of Iowa, age 84 years.
April 29, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries and marriage announcements
MERSEREAU-EDWARDS April 1, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG SAN FRANCISCO COUPLE MARRIED HERE
Ross B. MERSEREAU a native of New Jersey,
21 and Maylian M. EDWARDS, a native of California, age 18, were united
in marriage in the office of County Clerk GALLISON last Tuesday
Judge J. J. TRABUCCO performing the ceremony.
The young people were accompanied here by the grooms parents.
They are all residents of San Francisco and departed by automobile immediately following the ceremony.
WATSON, John B. April 1, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
John W. WATSON, a resident of Groveland, Tuolumne Co., age about 72 years passed away at his home last Thursday. He is survived by a widow and several children.
CALDWELL-WAGNER April 1, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
NEWLY WEDDED COUPLE WARMLY WELCOMED BY MANY FRIENDS
Cards announcing a marriage of more
usual interest are being received this week by a large circle of
and acquaintances of Miss Marquerite WAGNER and Claude C. CALDWELL of
The wedding was solemnized in Sonoma on the twentieth with a simple ceremony. The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Alonzo Dexter and Walter DUDLEY acted as best man for Mr. CALDWELL.
Mrs. CALDWELL , who possesses a charming personality, has identified herself with the educational interests of the county, and also made an enviable reputation as a successful farmer. Mr. CALDWELL, who has recently come to the county from San Mateo, brings a wide experience and great enthusiasm to farming.
JONES-OPPENHEIM April 1, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
ANOTHER MARIPOSA BOY BECOMES A BENEDICT
Another one of our Mariposa county boys becomes a benedict, when on February 3, a marriage ceremony was solemnized in San Francisco in which Olive OPPENHEIM became the bride of Ira. B. JONES, a well known young man formerly of Mt. Bullion.
Ira is the son of Mrs. R. C. ADAMS and the late George W. JONES and brother of Mrs. T. B. FOURNIER of Mt. Bullion, Mrs. C. F. McELLIGOTT of Mariposa and Mrs. J. H. YEAMAN of Los Angeles. He is a young man of exemplary habits and well liked by all who know him.
The bride is a popular young lady of San Francisco.
BROOKS, Jennie G. and McNALLEY, Mrs. Minnie E. April 1, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
PATIENT AND NURSE DIE OF INFLUENZA
Last Saturday Mrs. Jennie G. BROOKS
at Chinese Camp from bronco- pneumonia, following an attack of
according to the certificate of Dr. D. E. STRATTON. Five days previous
Mrs. Minnie E. McNALLEY died at the same place from pneumonia,
by the influenza. Mrs. BROOKS nursed Mrs. McNALLEY and was stricken
the malady shortly after the death of the latter. Mrs. BROOKS was a
of Indiana, aged 55 years and 4 months, and the mother of five
three of whom were with her when she died. Her husband died about six
ago at the National Mines, since which time she has worked at various
in an effort to keep her children together.
The funeral was held Monday under the direction of Undertaker Burden and internment was in the Sonora City cemetery.- Sonoma Democrat.
JOHNSON, Fred N. April 8, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
BITE OF RATTLESNAKE FATAL TO WORKMAN
While at work on the damsite of the
irrigation District at Exchequer, Mariposa county, Fred N. JOHNSON was
bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake that was concealed in the brush
the man was at work. He was rushed to the hospital at Merced Falls
all possible was done for him and where he died Tuesday morning.
The body was taken to Merced where it was held pending the arrival of relatives from Los Angeles.
JOHNSON-GORDON April 8, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG SEBASTOPOL COUPLE UNITED IN MARRIAGE
A marriage ceremony was performed in
the courtroom of the Mariposa county courthouse at 3 o'clock p.m.
when Judge J. J. TRABUCCO pronounced the words making Wilbert C.
and Maggie M. GORDON man and wife.
Both of the young people are natives of Mariposa county, they having been born and reared in the Sebastopol district. They have a large number of friends here who join us in wishing them much joy and prosperity upon the sea of matrimony.
BRADFORD, Mrs. Nellie April 8, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER USONA LADY DIES AT FRESNO
Word was received from Fresno
Thursday, telling of the death of Mrs. Nellie BRADFORD, daughter of
Mellisa DAVEY and the late Thomas DAVEY and sister of Luaren and Lester
DAVEY all of Usona.
The cause of death was pneumonia which was brought on by a severe attack of influenza.
The deceased was a native of this county and about 40 years of age.
At the time we go to press word has not been recieved here regarding the funeral.
MACHADO, Manuel April 15, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
MANUEL MACHADO PASSES AWAY AT BUHACH
Manuel MACHADO, 65, pioneer resident of Merced and Mariposa counties, died at his home near Buhach yesterday afternoon. He was a man who was highly thought of by those who knew him. He was a native of the Azore Islands and came to California 30 years ago and has resided in Merced and Mariposa during that period, the latter part of this being spent on his ranch near BUHACH. He is survived by his widow, Louisa, and two sons, Frank and Joseph, and one daughter, Mary PAVEARES.- Merced Star, April 11.
CLARK, Hosea April 22, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Hosea L. CLARK Is Called By Death
Hosea L. CLARK, a native of Texas
46 years, passed away at the Merced hospital Wednesday night, from
brought on by a saddle horse he was riding.
Mr. CLARK came to Mariposa County a number of years ago and held a responsible position as forest ranger in the Sierra forest reserve up to four years ago when he resigned and took up his residence at the Clark ranch on Bear Creek where he has since resided. His health had been failing for more than a year and six weeks ago he was removed to Merced for treatment, his case, however, was incurable and he continued to fail until relieved by death.
Mr. CLARK was a graduate of Baylor University of Texas having received the A. B. degree. He was a devout member of the Baptist church and a man of high character.
To mourn his early demise, he leaves a widow, Mrs. Eva CLARK and two small daughters of Mariposa, an aged mother, Mrs. J. N. CLARK of Usona, two sisters, Mrs. Blanche GILSON of Wawona, and Mrs. MURRAY of Texas, a brother, Jack CLARK of Mississippi and many other relatives in California and Texas.
The funeral was held at Mariposa Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock internment being in the public cemetery.
GOERNERT, George April 22, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN MAN PASSES AT SAN FRANCISCO
George GOERNERT, a native of Germany,
aged 71 years, passed away at the Franklin hospital in San Francisco on
April 3rd., from heart trouble.
Deceased was a brother of the late Mrs. A. M. POTTHAST of Mt. Bullion and the late Mrs. E. CASTAGNETTO of San Francisco, and uncle of Mrs. S. L. JOHNS of Antioch.
Mr. GOERNERT was well known in Mariposa County where he had visited on several occasions. He came to the United Sates when only a young man and followed mining extensively in Nevada and Arizona.
RAMSDEN, William H. April 29, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
William H. RAMSDEN Called By Death
After an illness extending over many
months of patient suffering, William H. RAMSDEN, one of the most
an generally ell liked men of Mariposa County, passed away at his home
at Buckeye on the morning of April 25, 1922.
William H. RAMSDEN was born at Mariposa on January 15, 1869 and was, at the time of his passing, aged 5 years, 3 months and 15 days. Almost his entire lifetime has been given to farming and stockraising and he was considered one of the most successful ranchers in this section of the county.
Honest kind hearted and a faithful friend, "Bill" RAMSDEN, (as he was familiarly known), will be missed by a wide circle of friends that included all who knew him, for if he had an enemy among mankind, it was not generally known.
To mourn his passing, he leaves a widow, Mrs. Maud RAMSDEN, three small children, William S., Patricia E. and Maud S. RAMSDEN, four sisters, Mrs. Hattie BRADFORD of Madera, Mrs. Myra DOLAN of Morgan Hill, Mrs. Alice COX of Oakland and Mrs. Alice PETERSON of Hornitos.; four brothers, Homer of Mariposa, Dorsey of Ahwahnee, James of Hornitos and Charles of Mariposa.
The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church at Mariposa Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock p.m., internment being in the Odd Fellows cemetery under the auspices of Mariposa Lodge, No. 39, I. O. O. F., of which he had been a member for a great many years.
A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends followed the body to its last resting place.
CHILDRESS, Mrs. C. C. April 29, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
WIFE OF MARIPOSA HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL DIES AT BERKELEY SANITARIUM
Word was received in Mariposa on
afternoon telling of the passing of Mrs. C. C. CHILDRESS, wife of
CHILDRESS of the Mariposa High School, at a sanitarium in Berkeley, at
12 o'clock m., of that day.
Mrs. CHILDRESS had been in poor health for a number of years. Last week Mr. CHILDRESS was summoned to her bedside, owing to her serious condition. On Monday he found her condition so much improved that he decided to return to Mariposa to resume his duties in the high school. On Tuesday afternoon a telephone from his son informed him that Mrs. CHILDRESS was growing weaker and he departed at once for Berkeley only to received work upon reaching Merced, that she had passed away. The body was taken to Hanford for burial on the afternoon of Thursday, April 37TH *, under the auspices of the Woman of Woodcraft of which order she was a Past Guardian.
Mr. CHILDRESS, who is so well though of here, has the sympathy of the entire community in his hour of bereavement.
*as printed in Gazette
PEREGOY, Lester C. April 29, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSA MAN KILLED AT LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles, April 24.- Lester C.
aged 30, of Bishop, is dead as the result of one of the most unusual
ever recorded here. PEREGOY was walking in Winton street, fifty feet
of San Pedro street, when he was knocked down early today by an
Detectives who investigated the case said PEREGOY was evidently struck behind the left ear by an electric insulator when a cable on a power pole snapped.
The insulator attached to the end of 120 feet of wire cable crashed against the man's head and knocked him to the sidewalk. In falling Peregoy's spine was fractured and his skull crushed.
Deceased was the nephew of Mrs. Lucy MILBURN of this town.
ASHWORTH, Mrs. Fannie April 29, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. F. ASHWORTH Pioneer of `49 Dies
Mrs. Fannie F. ASHWORTH, a native of
Ohio, aged 96 years, passed away at her home in the Sebastopol section
Thursday night from the infirmities of old age.
Mrs. ASHWORTH came to California in 1849 and has resided here ever since.
Deceased was the mother of ten children, six of whom are still living. They are, Phenas, J. B. and S. J. ASHWORTH, Mrs. Nora GORDON, Mrs. Elizabeth WASS and Mrs. Martha LONGWEST.
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BROWN- At Briceburg, Mariposa county, California, May 2, 1922, Charles L. BROWN, a native of Ohio, age 38 years.
BRANSON- Near Jerseydale, Sunday, April 30, 1922, Hiram W. BRANSON, a native of Missouri, age 66 years.
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BRINHAM- Near Jerseydale, Saturday May 6th, 1922, Stonewall Jackson BRINHAM, age 29 years, 10 months 12 days.
MARIA- In San Francisco, Sunday, May 7, 1922, Joseph F. MARIA, a native of Bear Valley, Mariposa county, age 42 years.
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BRANSON, Hiram May 6, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
ANOTHER MARIPOSA COUNTY PIONEER CALLED BY DEATH
Hiram William BRANSON, a native of
age 66 years, passed away at his home near Mt. Buckingham last Sunday
Mr. BRANSON had been in poor health for many months but even his most intimate friends had not supposed that his condition was so serious.
To mourn his passing he leaves a widow, Mrs. Josephine BRANSON of Usona, several sons and daughters, also two brothers and one sister.
The funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, internment being in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
BROWN, Charles May 6, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
CHARLES L. BROWN PASSES AT HIS BRICEBURG HOME
Charles L. BROWN, a native of Ohio,
38 years, passed away at his home at Briceburg, on Tuesday, May 2nd, at
1 o'clock p.m.
Mr. BROWN was attacked by the influenza several weeks ago and the malady left him a very weakened condition from which he was unable to recover.
Mr. BROWN came to Mariposa county a number of years ago as an employee of the State highway when he become acquainted with Mrs. BRICE to whom he was married in 1919.
The funeral was held at Mariposa at 2 o'clock p.m. Thursday, May 4th., internment being in the public cemetery.
ASHWORTH, Mrs. Fannie April 6, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FUNERAL OF MRS. ASHWORTH WAS LARGELY ATTENDED
The funeral of Mrs. Fannie ASHWORTH
was held at Mariposa last Saturday morning, was attended by a large
of relatives and friends coming from far and near to pay a last tribute
of respect to this venerable lady, pioneer of 1849, who was approaching
her five score years.
An appropriate and touching sermon, touching upon the upright and useful life that had been led by the departed lady, was pronounced by Rev. F. M. BUCK, while three of the old favorite hymns were sung by the quartette. The flower laden casket was preceded to the grave by James A. RIDGWAY, one of the very few remaining "forty niners" in the county and members of the Native Daughters Parlor of Mariposa.
MARIA, Joseph F. May 13, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER RESIDENT OF BEAR VALLEY PASSES AWAY IN SAN FRANCISCO
Joseph F. MARIA, a native of Bear
Mariposa county, age 42 years, died at the St. Frances hospital in San
Francisco last Sunday at 3 p.m. from stomach trouble.
Mr. MARIA had been unwell for several months and had gone to San Francisco to received medical attention and perhaps undergo an operation had he lived.
The young man leaves to mourn his passing, an aged father, Manuel MARIA, Sr., of Bear Valley; two brothers, Manuel Jr. and Joseph Maria of Coulterville; three sisters, Mrs. Amalia COSTA of Bear Valley; Mrs. Frank SMITH and Mrs. Fred SMITH of Merced.
The body was returned to Bear Valley for burial and the funeral which was held Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m. was largely attended.
BRINHAM, Stonewall Jackson May 13, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Former Soldier of World's War Called By Death
Stonewall Jackson BRINHAM, a native
Mariposa county, age 29 years, 10 months, 12 days passed away at
Saturday night, May 6th., after an illness extending over a period of
Stonewall Jackson BRINHAM was born at Jerseydale June 24, 1892 and spent his childhood and early youth there until, at the age of 20, he moved to Richmond with his parents. While in Richmond he was a student in the Polytechnic School which fitted him for a number of important positions he held. He was an active member of the Methodist Church.
He held an important position with the Southern Pacific railroad at San Luis Obispo until he entered the service of the United States, during the World's War, January 10, 1919.
A short time before he was ready to embark for service in Siberia, he became ill and never fully recovered.
In 1920 he was married to Miss Marie MARKHAM of Pasadena who survives him.
"Jack" BRINHAM, as every one here familiarly knew him, loved the hills of Mariposa and thought that here he would have his health restored, but it was not to be that way and he quietly passed on while among the scenes of his childhood and the place of all that he loved best on this earth.
To mourn his early passing he leaves behind a widow, Mrs. Marie BRINHAM of Pasadena; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude HAMILTON of Richmond and two brothers, W. F. BRINHAM of Big Oak Flat and Harold BRINHAM of El Portal.
The body was laid to rest in the public cemetery at Mariposa on Monday afternoon, a large concourse of friends being present to pay a last tribute of respect to one who was well loved and respected by all who knew him.
AUSTIN, Zelda (Indian) May 13, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Zelda, daughter of Indian AUSTIN of Kinsley, died at her home at the above place last Friday from pneumonia. The funeral which took place at Kinsley on Monday, was largely attended by the white people as well as by the Indians.
FISKE, Walter Raymond May 20, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
RESIDENT OF RED CLOUD SUMMONED BY DEATH
Walter Raymond FISKE, a native of Red
Cloud, Mariposa county, age 56 years, died in Oakland last Tuesday,
an illness extending over a period of several months.
Several weeks ago Mr. FISKE was removed to Hanford and later to Oakland for treatment and it was thought by the physicians that he would recover, but his condition gradually grew worse until the end came.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Minnie GREELEY of Fresno and Mrs. M. CAMPBELL of Hanford and three brothers, John J. FISKE of Stockton, Oliver FISKE and William FISKE of Coulterville.
The funeral was held in Coulterville Friday.
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HASSARD- Near Coulterville, Saturday, June 4, 1922, Regeneld Victor HASSARD, a native of California, age about 10 years.
COLLINS- In Oakland, Tuesday, June 6, 1922, Mrs. Mary Ann COLLINS, a native of Hornitos, age 48 years, 1 month and 22 days.
Married June 10, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
GIVENS-BRUNER- At Matinez, Saturday, April 15, 1922, James C. GIVENS and Mary Lucile BRUNER.
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TRESIDDER- SMITH- At Mariposa, Saturday, June 17, 1922, Martin TRESIDDER, a native of California, age 23; and Lillian F. SMITH, a native of California, age 20 years.
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LYONS-BARBEAU June 3, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
WEDDING BELLS RING FOR YOSEMITE VISITORS
William J. LYONS age 29, of Los
and Ruby C. BARBEAU age 21 of Kansas while enroute from the Yosemite
Park to the southern part of the state, stopped over in Mariposa long
to secure the necessary document from County Clerk GALLISON and the
by Rev. F. M. BUCK at the parsonage which made them man and wife.
After the ceremony the young people proceeded on their way rejoicing.
WEBER, George E. June 3, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
GEORGE E. WEBER CALIFORNIA PIONEER MINER DIES
George E. WEBER, well known mining
of California and at one time Superintendent of the Washington mine at
Hornitos died at the St. Francis hospital in San Francisco last Monday,
May 26, 1922, at the age of 70 years.
WEBER was one of the best known mining men in the county and his first experience was had at Hornitos under his father who had charge of the Washington mine.
Surviving him are five children and one sister.
JOHNSON, Eli June 3, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
ELI JOHNSON, SON OF PROMINENT INDIANS, DIES
Eli JOHNSON who was killed in an
accident last Thursday evening was born in Mariposa and was at the time
of his death , age 23 years. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
of this town. The family is one of the best known and most highly
Indian families of the county.
Besides the aged parents he leaves two sisters, Mrs. George RHOAN and Mrs. Joe HOWARD and four brothers, Castro, Harry, William and Andrew JOHNSON.
The funeral will be held today, Saturday. Internment being in the Catholic cemetery.
EMERSON, Mrs. Violet Edna June 3, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
WOMAN KILLED ON BIG OAK FLAT ROAD
Groveland, May 31, Mrs. Violet Edna
widow of Dr. Thomas EMERSON of San Francisco, was killed instantly on
Priest Grade road on the way to Hetch Hetcy dam Tuesday when the stage
in which she was riding overturned and rolled 200 ft. down an
The driver, John GRAY, was injured seriously, and his son, John GRAY
18 years old, received a broken left hand. The steering gear of the
broke, Gary said.
Mrs. EMERSONS body will be shipped to Stockton tomorrow, Gary carries the mail between Chinese Camp and Big Oak Flat.
BARRILLO, Mrs. Mary June 3, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER HORNITOS LADY PASSES IN SOUTH
Mrs. Mary BARRILLO, a native of
passed away at a Sanitarium near Los Angeles last Wednesday at the age
of 60 years.
Mrs. BARRILLO has been a sufferer from tuberculosis and her death was not unexpected.
She leaves one brother, E. CAMPODNIEA of Hornitos and two sisters, Mrs. T. ADAMS of Fresno and Mrs. R. OBRION of San Francisco. Funeral arrangements had not been made at the time of going to press.
HASSARD, Regeneld Victor June 10, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Boy Of Ten Years Killed By A Horse
Corner D. E. JOHNSON, was called to
Saturday of last week to hold an inquest over the body of Regeneld
HASSARD, a ten year old boy, who was killed that morning by a kick from
From information by the father of the dead child, the accident is accounted for as follows: A number of horses had gotten into the grain field near the barn and the boy was sent to drive them out of the field. He passed behind the barn and no more was seen of him until the father went to look for him and found the lifeless body lying face downward, just back of the barn. An examination of the body revealed the fact that the skull had been fractured, evidently by a kick from a horse. The boy held a small strip of shake in his hand, and it was supposed that he stepped quietly up behind one of the horses, which became frightened when he hit it with the stick and kicked the boy, killing him instantly.
The HASSARDS have ben in the community only two years and are living on the Edward OLNEY place at Granite Springs.
Surviving are the father and mother and two sisters. The body was taken to Modesto by the Modesto undertaker and shipped to Oakland for internment.
CLARK-SHEA June 10, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
MARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUED BY COUNTY CLERK GALLISON
A marriage license was issued last
by County Clerk to Karrl B. CLARK 25, of Fresno and Martha H. SHEA 24,
of El Cajon.
The young couple were enroute to Yosemite Valley where the ceremony was to be performed at an early date. Relatives of the young people are expected to be in the valley to attend the wedding ceremony.
COLLINS, Mrs. Mary A. June 10, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary A. COLLIN Called By Death
The entire community was saddened
morning upon receiving word that Mrs. Mary A. COLLINS, wife of
John A. COLLINS, had passed away the previous night at an Oakland
where she had gone a few days previous thinking the change would
her health which had been very poorly for a long period. Last week her
husband and family were summoned to her bedside there on account of her
serious condition but later she seemed greatly improved and Mr. COLLINS
returned to Mariposa to attend the meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
On Tuesday morning he had planned to return to Oakland to be with his
but received word at Merced that she had passed away that morning.
Mrs. COLLINS was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George REEB, pioneers of Hornitos, Mariposa County. She was born in Hornitos, April 14, 1873, and was, at the time of her death, age 48 years, 1 month and 22 days. She was wedded to John W. COLLINS on June 6, 1893 and passed away on the morning of her wedding anniversary.
All her lifetime was spent in and near her native town and she was one of the best known and most generally well liked persons in the entire community.
In spite of her long standing illness Mrs. COLLINS always retained her cheerful, sunny disposition and always had a kind word for everyone. Her acts of kindness and true charity will long be remembered by the many recipients. She was a member of the Las Mariposas Order of the Eastern Star and took an active interest in all affairs leading toward the uplife of the community where she resided.
Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. R. JACKSON of San Bernardino; Mrs. Henry ANET and Miss Marquarite COLLINS of Merced; one son, Leslie E. COLLINS of Hornitos; a brother, George M. REEB of Richmond, Calif.; and four sisters, Mrs. W. J. MORRISON of Santa Ana; Mrs. J. B. MORRISON of Yosemite; Mrs. B. E. THURBER of Oakland; and Mrs. J. H. STANLEY of San Miquel.
Funeral services were held in Hornitos at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. F. M. BUCK of Mariposa. The Eastern Star services were held at the grave.
TRESIDDER-SMITH June 24, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Popular Young Couple Married at Mariposa
Last Saturday morning at 11 o'clock
Lilliam Frances SMITH, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Z. SMITH of
and Martin TRESIDDER, eldest son of Mrs. Annie TRESIDDER of Mariposa,
quietly married in the M. E. parsonage at Mariposa Reverend F. M. BUCK
The ceremony was vary private only the groom's mother and other witness being present.
The bride is one of Mariposa county's fairest and most charming daughters and, by her happy and congenial manner, has won a large circle of friends.
The groom, a young man of the most sterling qualities, honest, upright and industrious is just the kind that will make one of the best husbands.
The many friends of both the young people join in extending to them sincere wishes for a long, happy and prosperous union.
ENDEAN, Judge John June 24, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
COULTERVILLE RESIDENT IS CALLED BY DEATH
Judge John ENDEAN, a native of
72 years of age, passed away at his home in Coulterville last
morning after an illness which has extended over a period of several
Judge ENDEAN has been a citizen of California and of Mariposa county since 1888 and was well and favorably known throughout the county especially so on the north side of the river.
The funeral will be held today, Saturday, at 10 o'clock a.m.
BEAGLE-BREWER June 24, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
GREEN MOUNTAIN GIRL TO BE WEDDED
A marriage license was issued in San Francisco last week to Miss Vera BREWER, youngest daughter of Willis BREWER of Green Mountain, and Clude BEAGLE of the same place.
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July 1, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
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MURREY-ARNDKE- At Mariposa, Saturday, June 24, 1922, James R. MURREY, a native of Virginia, age 35 years and Dorothy E. ARNDKE, a native of Mariposa, California, age 18 years.
ALLEN-CHAPMAN- On June 24, 1922, Ira E. ALLEN, 26, of Raymond, Madera county, and Belle CHAPMAN, 20, of Cottonwood, Mariposa county.
Died July 1, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
CORNETT- At Merced, June 24, 1922, Mrs. Mary F. CORNETT, wife of Hiram W. CORNETT, wife of Hiram W. CORNATT, a native of Arkansas, age 79 years.
June 8, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 8, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
CUNEO-HOPE- At Modesto, Monday, June 26, 1922, George J. CUNEO, age 34, and Wilda Mary HOPE, age 18, both natives of Coulterville.
June 15, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 15, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
CHENERY-BURT- At Mariposa, Monday, July 10, 1922, Edward A. CHENERY, age 22, a native of Missouri, and Mabel BURT, age 23, a native of Michigan.
Died July 15, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
HOWLAND- In Oakland, Wednesday, June 28th, 1922, J. M. HOWLAND, age 63 years.
July 22, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 22, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
BRUNDAGE-PRICE- At Cathay, Mariposa county, July 17, 1922, Norwin J. BRUNDAGE, age 24, and Neville PRICE, age 23, both residents of Cathay, California.
MEYERS-HINE- At Yosemite, Mariposa county, California, July 18, 1922, Ernest E. MEYERS, age 23, and George G. HINE, age 27, both residents of Los Angeles.
RUDDY-DAY- At Mariposa, Thursday, July 20, 1922, Thomas J. RUDDY, age 45, and Nellie R. DAY, age 36, both residents of Los Angeles.
LINCOLN-BARR- At Mariposa, Thursday, July 20, 1922, Albert W. LINCOLN, age 46, and Lydia A. BARR, age 37, both residents of Kern county.
Died July 22, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
LINDSEY- At Coulterville, Calif., July 15, 1922, Mrs. Martha A. LINDSEY, a native of Texas, age 73 years.
ESCOBAR- At Walnut Creek, Calif., July 10, 1922, Francisco ESCOBAR, a native of Mexico, age 89 years.
PITZER- In Richmond, Wednesday, July 10, 1922, Albert D. PITZER, a native of Hornitos, age 60 years.
PEARD- At Merced, California, July 16, 1922, Mrs. Harold PEARD, a native of Mariposa, California, age 27 years.
July 29, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries and marriage announcements
ELLIOTT, Earl July 1, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Former Coulterville Boy Kills Self
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. HAMMILL,
their adopted son, Romain Elliott HAMMILL went to Oakland last Tuesday
to attend the funeral of his brother Earl ELLIOTT, a 16-year-old lad,
killed himself the night before. Apparently the boy was in excellent
and spirits and during a brief absence of his father and aunt from the
house took some ether, which he declared in a short note he left
and then sent a 32-caliber pistol ball into his head.- Sonora Democrat.
Earl ELLIOTT was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Todd ELLIOTT formerly of the Red Cloud section. His mother, who passed away a number of years ago, was Miss Lottie CONVERSE Sr., pioneer settlers of the Red Cloud.
MURREY-ARNDKE July 1, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
DOROTHY ELAINE ARNDKE BECOMES JUNE BRIDE
On Saturday, June 24, at 8 o'clock
a ceremony was performed by Rev. F. M. BUCK at the home of the brides
uniting in marriage James R. MURREY and Dorothy Elaine ARNDKE.
The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore ARNDKE of Mariposa and is a young lady of accomplishments and refinement with a host of friends throughout the county. She graduated from the Mariposa Grammer School in 1918 and from the Mariposa High School the present June.
Mr. MURREY came to Mariposa early last year as an overseer of the Yosemite highway under construction by Palmer & McBride and here he met Miss ARNDKE. He has made many staunch friends in Mariposa and vicinity.
Immediately following the ceremony the newly-weds were accorded the inevitable charivari by their many friends, later motoring to Merced at which place they boarded the Y. V. train for Briceburg where Mr. MURREY has provided a temporary home for his bride while he is in the employ of the highway contractor's.
The young friends of Mr. and Mrs. MURREY join in extending them the wish for a long, happy and prosperous union.
CORNETT, Mrs. Hiram July 1, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Hiram CORNETT Answers Final Call
A cloud of gloom was cast over the
community here Friday morning, when word was telephoned from Merced
Mrs. CORNETT, wife of Hiram W. CORNETT, and pioneer settler of Cathey
had passed away in Merced the previous night.
Mrs. CORNETT who was one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Mariposa county, had been a long, patient sufferer from heart trouble. Two years ago Mr. CORNETT purchased a home in Merced and they have resided there since in order that Mrs. CORNETT might have the best of medical attention and careful nursing.
Mrs. CORNETT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin WILLS, was born in Arkansas, Feb. 14, 1852, being seventy years of age at the time of her passing. When only three weeks of age she crossed the plains with her parents who first settled at Indian Gulch, shortly moving to Aqua Fria then to Cathey Valley.
On May 1st, 1876 she was married to Hiram W. CORNETT and to them were born three sons and three daughters all of whom survive the mother.
The children are: John and Ben W. CORNETT of Merced and Irwin T. CORNETT of Cathay; Mrs. J.P. KENNEY of Merced; Mrs. Pearl DAY of Cathay; and Mrs. Grace BELL of North Carolina; also six sisters, Mrs. C. H. CASTLE of Merced; Mrs. C. G. POOL of Stockton; Mrs. James PRICE and Miss Emma WILLS of Cathay Valley; and Mrs. S. L. GIVENS of near Merced.
The funeral is to be held today, Saturday July 1, at 11 o'clock a.m. internment being in the family plot at the Cathey Valley cemetery.
SEGALE, Angelo July 1, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
MANY ATTEND FUNERAL OF ANGELO SEGALE
The funeral of Angelo SEGALE , who
killed by a blast in the Priest PORTAL tunnel on the 15th inst., was
last Sunday from the family home at Moccasin Creek, and was one of the
most largely attended in recent years on the south side of the river.
was in the Catholic cemetery at Big Oak Flat and Farther MOLYNEUX
The active pall-bearers were the six brothers of the deceased and the
pallbearers all relatives. This is the first death occurring in the
numbering twelve children and the surviving members feel their loss
The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful.- Sonora Democrat.
The SEGALE family is well known in the Coulterville section, and many friends there, extend their sympathy to the members in their recent loss.
WOODS, Frank Brown July 1, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MERCED MAN DIES AT EL PORTAL
Frank Brown WOODS, a pioneer of
and Madera counties, died Tuesday at the home of his stepson, Henry
at El Portal. The funeral was held at Madera.
He was a native of Vermont and 74 years old. He came to California at the age of 11 years, going first to Placerville. Later he lived at Lodi and in Merced for a number of years, settling in Madera 36 years ago.
STATSMAN, Isabel July 1, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Young Woman Dies In Auto Wreck
Thursday evening at about 7 o'clock
a point on the Merced-Mariposa state highway near the Hiram W. CORNETT
place, a Ford Car, driven by a young man named Calrence RUDE,
an the road fatally injuring Isabel STATEMAN, the only other occupant
The two occupants of the car whose homes are at Winston, Merced county, were enroute from Yosemite Valley where they, in company of four others had been spending a few weeks vacation.
Another car occupied by two men and two women were also accompanying them on the pleasure trip and both cars were being driven rapidly when the front wheels of RUDE'S car gave way, causing the car to skid and over turn. Rude was badly bruised but his condition is not serious.
A hurried call to Merced brought out the emergency ambulance and the two were rushed to the hospital for first aid treatment, but it is believed that the young woman was dead before extracted from the wreck.
In relating the story of the accident to Mr. J. HAMLETT, who appeared on the scene shortly after, Mr. RUDE said that he noticed that his car was not working well for several miles. The young man is grief-strickened over the death of the young lady.
CUNEO-HOPE July 8, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Coulterville Couple United in Marriage
A very quiet wedding was solemnized
Modesto on June 26th, when Wilda Mary HOPE, eldest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George HOPE of Coulterville, became the bride of George J. CUNEO,
a well known young man of the same town.
The young couple are well known in their community and they have a large circle of friends there.
Upon their return to Coulterville they were accorded a very pleasant reception by 65 of the townspeople who met the young people and expressed their well wishes for a long, happy and prosperous life on the sea of matrimony.
The couple will make their home at Hazel Green this summer, returning to Coulterville in the fall.
POND, Charles Edward July 8, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
OLD TIME ATTORNEY DIES IN CAMP GROUND
Stockton, July 3.- The body found at the public camp ground at Jackson has been identified as that of Charles Edward POND, one time well known attorney of Mariposa County. Failed health, his brother states, caused him to forsake the practice of law and live in the open. He became a prospector and wandered over much of the mountain country. Heart disease caused death. He was a native of Napa, aged 68 years. His body was shipped to that place for burial.
MOONEY-MORRISON July 8, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
YOSEMITE COUPLE MARRIED AT LOCAL PARSONAGE
Frank J. MOONEY, age 37, and Grace E.
MORRISON, 28, both residents of the Yosemite Valley, motored to
last Saturday in company with Mr. and Mrs. HOFFMAN of the same place.
The former couple secured the necessary document from County Clerk GALLISON whereby Rev. F. M. BUCK was entitled to pronounce the ceremony, making them man and wife.
Both of the contracting parties are trusted employees of the Yosemite National Park Co. Mr. MOONEY holds the position as Secretary for G. S. NEVINS, Treasurer of the company.
The young people returned to Yosemite immediately following the ceremony and will make their home there permanently.
MORRISON, Allen C. July 15, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
MERCED RIVER CLAIMS VICTIM IN YOSEMITE
Yosemite, July 7.- Allen C. MORRISON, aged 20, whose home is at 2782 Sacramento street, San Francisco, was drowned in the Merced river here today.
MORRISON, together with Arthur L. FINNEGAN, local post office employee, went for a swim in the Merced river a few miles below Yosemite village.
He was some distance from the shore when seized with a cramp. He called to his companion for help, but after a heroic effort on the part of FINNEGAN he was forced in desperation to release his hold on the struggling youth.
MORRISON was employed for the season by a local concession. Dr. Frederick L. STIEN of the Yosemite medical service, after an examination pronounced death due to accidental drowning.
The body will be shipped home to San Francisco for burial.- Merced Star.
IPSEN-LINDSEY July 15, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Last week we recorded three marriages
and should of had four. One, however, we could not verify at the time,
now we have it from a reliable source that Rudolf IPSEN and Miss Esther
LINDSEY were married secretly last January. They announced the wedding
a week ago Sunday in Berkeley.
The young couple met while attending U. C. at Berkeley. The bride is the daughter of Rev. LINDSEY, deceased, a former Methodist preacher stationed in Mariposa for several years. The groom was born and raised near Le Grand. We understand they will make their new home in Berkeley and that Rudolph will continue his studies at U. C. - Le Grand Advocate.
CHENERY-BURT July 15, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
YOSEMITE VALLEY COUPLE MARRIED AT MARIPOSA-
Last Monday afternoon Edward A.
and Mabel BURT motored from Yosemite, and after securing the necessary
document from County Clerk GALLISON, were united in marriage by Justice
W. A. SCOTT.
The ceremony was performed in front of the Mariposa courthouse and all occupants of the famous old building were present as witnesses.
Mr. CHENERY is an employee at the Yosemite Lodge and Mrs. CHENERY is employed at the Pillsbury Studio.
The couple will remain in Yosemite until the end of this season and will then return to their homes in the east.
HOWLAND, Mr. J. M. July 15, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
RED CLOUD MAN CALLED BY DEATH
Mr. J. M. HOWLAND, for many years a
of Red Cloud section passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H.
of Oakland on Wednesday, June 28. The immediate cause of death was
Mr. HOWLAND has been ill for the past three months and was taken to
for medical treatment but all that the best physicians and nurses could
do for him was without avail.
Mr. HOWLAND came to here to engage in mining later taking up farming. He was a man of fine qualities and had many friends throughout the county.
To mourn his passing, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. H. WHARTON of Oakland and Mrs. W. S. FISKE of this place. Mrs. HOWLAND passed away eleven years ago in the same city.
ESCOBAR, Francisco July 22, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
EARLY PIONEER MINER OF MARIPOSA DEAD
Francisco ESCOBAR, a pioneer of Mariposa, died at his home in Walnut Creek on July 19, surrounded by his affectionate family. In death the sweetness, the gentleness of youth came back to him as often it comes to those whose thoughts have been happy. He was 89 years ago, and still seeking the gold that ever led the Spaniard onward from the days of Cortez to Those 49, and his going marks the passing of one who lived and struggled and remained good through the unjust `50's with its law against "foreign mines" that made thieves of many but left his faith pure, his smile bright, for ever he heard the spirit of hope playing on the golden strings. It was gold, the beautiful, not wealth, the deceiver, he sought. Gold he followed and Faith he kept. Under the pines of many a summer in Mariposa he watched the stars that would lead him to wealth, and God seeking his gentleness, led him back to Walnut Creek in time in time for the blessing of the church and mass for his funeral service. Few names in the days of the dons are prouder than that of his ancestor, Francisco Escobar. He leaves a widow, three daughters and two sons to mourn him.- Merced Sun
LINDSEY, Mrs. Martha A. July 22, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Coulterville Pioneer Called by Death
Last Saturday morning, friends in all
parts of the county were greatly thrived on learning of the sudden
of Mrs. Martha A. LINDSEY, one of Coulterville's pioneers and a woman
known and dearly beloved by all.
Her sudden passing came as a great shock to her many children and other relatives as she, apparently, had been in the best of health up to the mourning of her death.
She arose at the regular hour and had gone into the garden and gathered vegetables for the mid-day meal. At breakfast time she spoke of not feeling well and did not partake of her food as heartily as usual; a little later passing away. Only two of her children were with her when the call came.
Mrs. LINDSEY was born in Texas in 1849 and was at the time of her death 73 years of age. She came to California with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson HOWETH, in the year 1856.
She was married to James LINDSEY of Coulterville in 1866 and to them were born eleven children, ten of whom are living. The children are: Mrs. R. C. WOLLESON, Mrs. J. M. COAN, Mrs. B. ROBINSON, Mrs. Dr. ROBERTS, Mrs. George BENNETT, Mrs. Harry HARVEYLY, Miss Elizabeth LINDSEY, James, John, and Hiram LINDSEY. Also she is survived by 19 grandchildren and many other relatives.
Mrs. MARTHA LINDSEY was one of the most beloved women in the community where she resided. Always ready to lend a helping hand to those in sorrow or misfortune. Her many kind acts of charity to friend, neighbor and stranger will always remain fresh in the memories of those who were befriended.
The funeral was held at Coulterville Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, internment being in the family plot in the public cemetery beside her husband who had preceded her to the grave many years.
Her six sons-in-laws acted as pallbearers and the body was followed to its last resting place by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives.
BRUNDAGE-PRICE July 22, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Wedding Bells Ring For Cathay Girl
The many friends of Miss Neville
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James D. PRICE of Cathay, were greatly
to hear of her marriage Monday to Mr. Norwin J. BRUNDAGE of
The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's parents by the Rev. F. M. BUCK of Mariposa before a group of relatives.
The bride, who is one of Cathey Valley's most charming daughters, was beautiful dressed in a navy blue tricotine suit and becoming fall hat of navy and beige to match.
Mrs. BRUNDAGE has made her home in Cathay since early childhood and will be greatly missed among her many friends as she leaves to make her home in Bakersfield.
Mr. BRUNDAGE, a young man of sterling qualities, has made his home in Cathay for the past three years but recently left for Bakersfeild where he has a position with the Standart Oil Company.
Mrs. BRUNDAGE has been greatly entertained since announcing her engagement and has recieved many beautiful gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. BRUNDAGE left immediately following the ceremony for San Francisco and other bay cities. Their many friends are extending them congratulations and best wishes.
PITZER, Albert July 22, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER HORNITOS MAN DIES IN RICHMOND
Albert D. PITZER, a former Hornitos
died at her home in Richmond Wednesday. He was born in Hornitos and was
the son of a pioneer family of that place. In 1882 he married Miss
Besides the widow Mr. PITZER is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank MOAT of Oakland; two sons, Henry and Clarence PITZER of Oakland; four sisters, Mrs. J. REDMAN, Mrs. W. ADAMS and Mrs. John PRAIRIE of Merced and Mrs. TRACK of Oakland and two brothers, Samuel and James PITZER of Oakland.
PEARD, Mrs. Harold L. July 22, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN YOUNG LADY DIES AT MERCED HOME
Mrs. Harold L. PEARD, stricken with
poison July 7, passed away at her home at 715 I street yesterday
at 3:30 o'clock.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Welch and Griffin undertaking parlors conducted by Rev. J. S. STABBLEFIELD, pastor of the Central Presbyterian church. Internment will be in the Odd Fellow's cemetery where the services will be in charge of Ophir Rebekah Lodge, of which Mrs. PEARD was a member.
Della Irene STEWARD was born twenty seven years ago in Sherlocks, Mariposa county, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. George D. STEWART, pioneers of that section. Della's girlhood was spent at her birthplace and she came to Merced with the family eleven years ago. Ten years ago she was married to Harold L. PEARD of this city and continued to reside with her city and continued to reside with her husband and daughter until her untimely death occurred.
In addition to the bereaved husband and daughter, Alberta, aged 9, her parents survive, and the following five sisters and brothers: Mrs. T. E. REDING of Merced, Mrs. B. H. COBB of San Jose, Mrs. Tom ELAM of Wawona, George A. STEWART of San Jose and Elton H. STEWART of Le Grand.
The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family in the loss of the young wife and mother.- Merced Star.
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WILLIAMS-LOWRIE- At Merced, Wednesday, August 9, 1922, Elwyn WILLIAMS, age 27, a native of Mariposa county and resident of Richmond, California, and Katie LOWRIE, age 22, a native and resident of Mariposa.
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SIGNER-TRESIDDER- At Mariposa, Sunday August 20, 1922, Merton I. SIGNER, a native of Illinois, age 21, and Ruth TRESIDDER, a native of California, age 21.
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JONES, Miss Mary E. August 12, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Girl of Sixteen Is Drowned in River At Yosemite
Mary E. JONES, age sixteen years, of
Princeton, N. J., who was visiting the Yosemite Valley with her father,
was drowned in the icy waters of the Merced, below the Vernal Falls
Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
The father, in attempting to save his daughter, almost lost his life in the turbulent stream.
The party had just crossed the bridge near "Register Rock" a quarter mile below the falls and was standing on a rock, posing for a photograph, when she slipped and fell into the raging torrent.
Park rangers and others searched the stream until monday afternoon when the body was located about 50 feet below the place where the accident occurred.
The body was shipped to Merced in care of Welch & Griffin, undertakers, where it was prepared for shipment to the girl's former home in the east.
WILLIAMS-LOWRIE August 12, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Mariposa Natives Marry at Merced
On Wednesday, August 9, 1922, at
Katie LOWRIE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. LOWRIE Sr. of
became the bride of Elwyn WILLIAMS of Richmond, the ceremony being
by Judge R. N. RECTOR of Merced.
Both of the young people are natives of Mariposa county and they have many friends here who wish them much happiness upon the sea of matrimony.
Mr. WILLIAMS holds a responsible position at Richmond and they will make that city their future home.
CASTOR, Henry August 12, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
HENRY CASTOR, FORMERLY OF MARIPOSA, DIES IN SAN FRANCISCO
The San Francisco Chronicle of August 8 reports the death of Henry CASTOR, uncle of Walter CASTOR, murderer in the Wilkens case. Henry CASTOR spent his boyhood days in Mariposa, where he lived with his parents. and in the early eighties moved to Merced with his mother, where he resided for several years and from here he went to Fresno Flats and took up the business of stock raising, and from there he and his family moved to Madera and entered the butcher business, then he moved to San Francisco some seven years ago. He was 71 years of age.- Merced Star.
SIGNER-TRESIDDER August 26, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Popular Lady Claimed As Bride
A very pretty wedding was solemnized
at the M. E. Church at Mariposa last Sunday at 5 o'clock p.m. when Ruth
A. TRESIDDER became the bride of Merton I. SIGNER.
The ceremony was witnessed by members of the bride's immediate relatives and a few visiting friends.
Mrs. SIGNER who is the daughter of Mrs. Annie TRESIDDER of Mariposa, is a young lady of refinement. She was a member of the graduation class of the Mariposa High School in 1920 and since that time she has resided in the east. She has a large circle of friends in Mariposa and other parts of the county where she has been a resident.
Mr. SIGNER, who came as a stranger, has a very pleasing personality and no doubt will be, in every way, worthy of his life's partner. He is a graduate of a college of mining engineering of the east and will probably remain in California where he can follow his chosen vocation.
The Gazette joins the many friends of the bride in wishing the young couple much happiness and prosperity on lifes matrimonial voyage.
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MELENDREZ- At Madera, California, September 2, 1922, Angel MELENDREZ, a native of California, age 63 years.
CHRISTENSEN- At Merced, Saturday, September 2, 1922, Martin CHRISTENSEN, a native of Denmark, age 74 years.
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CADEMATORI, Giovanni September 2, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Hornitos Man Dies Merced Falls
Giovanni CADEMATORI, for almost a
a century a resident of Hornitos, died at his home in Merced Falls last
Wednesday morning from heart trouble, brought on by an injury he
several months ago, when he was caught between two cars.
Mr. CADEMATORI was a native of Italy and came to California 50 years ago, locating in Hornitos where he was employed by the Yosemite Lumber Company.
Mr. CADEMATORI was one of the best known and highly respected citizens of the Hornitos section. He is survived by his widow and one son, August CADEMATORI of Merced Falls, and two daughters, Mrs. A. O. WILLIAMS and Mrs. J. GUEST of Hornitos.
The funeral was held at Hornitos on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock p.m.
MELENDEZ, Angel C. and CHRISTIANSEN, Martin September 9, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER COUNTY RESIDENTS CALLED BY DEATH
Angel C. MELENDEZ, age 63, a native
California and for many years, a resident of Mariposa, died at Madera
Sept. 3rd, from tuberculosis from which he had been a long sufferer.
Martin CHRISTENSEN, age 64, a native of Denmark, and resident of the White Rock district, passed away at the Merced County hospital on Sat. Sept. 2nd, from cancer. He leaves four small sons to mourn their loss.
DAY, Mr. Wm. Miles September 16, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. Wm. Miles DAY died at his home in Fresno, after suffering many years from paralysis. He is survived by his wife, five sons and four daughters, all of whom were with him as he passed away. Mr. DAY and his family moved to this state from West Virginia about seventeen years ago and four of his sons have resided in this valley. Mr. DAY was greatly esteemed by all who knew him, for his great business acumen, his hospitality, and his keen interest in his family and their homes. Those who attended his funeral from here, other than his sons were, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. PRICE, A. M. CATHAY and Tom PRICE.
STANDART, George Reasin September 30, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Former Resident Dies at Fresno
George Reasin STANDART, former
of Mariposa county, passed away at a Fresno hospital on Saturday,
23, 1922, at the age of 51 years, 10 months, and 9 days.
For many years, Mr. STANDART was associated with his brothers, in the lumbering business at Signal Peak, Mariposa county, where they held valuable timber interests.
A few years ago the brothers disposed of their interests here and moved to Oakland.
He is survived by two brothers, John and Lowell STANDART of Oakland. The funeral was held at Fresno Monday, September 25, 1922.
DAVIS, Alfred B. September 30, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Foresta Founder Dies in the East
Afred B. DAVIS, former President of
Foresta Land Company of El Portal, Mariposa county, died at a hotel in
Philadelphia on Sept. 25th, where he had been living since last March.
He was also president of the Panama Products Company, a concern that is
developed a tract of land in the canal zone. He was 63 years of age.
DAVIS established the town of Foresta and built the private road from El Portal to his town. He bought many thousand of dollars worth of taxable property on the Mariposa County assessment roll.
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PAINE, Robert Lee October 7, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Robert Lee PAINE Called by Death
Last Monday at 2 o'clock a.m. at the
home of H. B. GREELEY of Coulterville, Robert Lee PAINE passed away
heart trouble, from which he had been a long patient sufferer.
Mr. PAINE was a native of Mt. Bullion, Mariposa County and was 56 years old at the time of his passing.
"Bob" as he was familiarly known by all of his many friends, was a man of sterling qualities, honest, upright and just and always ready to perform an act of charity or kindness to those in need or distress.
He was a man without fear which greatly fitted him for the office of under sheriff, which position he held for twelve years under Sheriff R. A. PROUTY. After his services as deputy sheriff had ceased, he entered into the stage business, carrying the mail between Mariposa and Jerseydale, Mariposa and Bagby and between Coulterville and Kinsley.
He is survived by his ten year old daughter, Roberta, a sister, Mrs. R. MONAHAN, and three brothers, John, William and Charles, all of Mariposa.
The funeral was held at Green Mt. Tuesday afternoon of this week. The body was followed to its last resting place by many friends and relatives.
LINDSEY, Miss Elizabeth October 14, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
MISS ELIZABETH LINDSEY CALLED BY DEATH
Miss Elizebeth LINDSEY, daughter of
late Mr. and Mrs. James LINDSEY of Coulterville on Saturday of last
from a complication of heart and kidney trouble.
The deceased had been in poor health since the death of her mother in July of this year.
Elizabeth LINDSEY was born at Coulterville and was about 50 years of age at the time of her death. She was a woman of fine character and greatly loved by all who knew her.
She is survived by five sisters, Mrs. R. C. WOLLESON, Mrs. Dr. ROBERTS, Mrs. Geo. BENNETT, Mrs. Harry HAVERLY and three brothers, John, James and Hiram LINDSEY, also many other close relatives.
The funeral which was held on Monday was attended by a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives.
CARR-DAY October 14, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER CATHAY GIRL MARRIES LE GRAND MAN
Two well known young people of Le
Thomas CARR and Miss Mabel DAY, were united in marriage in Judge
courtroom last night by the Rev. D. C. WILLIAMS of Le Grand, in the
of a few friends and relatives. Immediately after the ceremony the
people left for Los Angeles on a honeymoon trip. They were attended by
Joseph RAYNOR and Miss Junita PECK.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles DAY and the groom is a nephew of R. A. CARR, coming here recently from Tennessee. The young folks have a host of friends in the LeGrand section, who will be pleased to hear of their happiness.- Merced Star, Oct. 12
ROLLER-VASCHE October 14, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSA GIRL MARRIED AT ANGIOLA
On Monday, October 2, Mrs. Minnie
a former resident of Mt. Bullion and daughter of J. B. TRABUCCO, was
in marriage to Mr. Thomas ROLLER of Tulare County.
The young people are enjoying a honeymoon trip in Southern California.
PLUMMER, Ira H. October 14, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
INDIAN PEAK RESIDENT DIES VERY SUDDENLY
Ira. H. PLUMMER, a native of
age 60 years, was found dead at his home in the Indian Peak district
Tuesday morning by friends who called to see him.
Mr. PLUMMER located on a homestead several years ago and had made his home there ever since.
He was a man well thought of by his neighbors and all who knew him.
The body was removed to Mariposa by undertakers Johnson & Berken and was buried in the public cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.
EGENHOFF, David F. October 14, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN MAN CALLED BY DEATH
David F. EGENHOFF, a native of
Creek, Mariposa county, age 63 years, died at his home in Concord on
October 6, from cancer.
Mr. EGENHOFF was a member of one of the oldest families of the country and he was well known and highly respected by all.
His early life was spent in the county and much of his time in later years was devoted to mining here.
He is survived by his widow four daughters and one son also two sisters and one brother besides many near relatives in Mariposa.
The funeral was held at Oakland on October 7th.
KOLLNER, Henry October 14, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
LUMBERMAN DIES AT YOSEMITE LUMBER CAMP
Henry KOLLNER, a native of
age 45 years and an employee of the Yosemite Lumber Company at Camp 11
on the mountain above El Portal, died on October 6th, from pneumonia.
Coroner JOHNSON went to Camp 11 and took charge of the body and brought it to Mariposa. The funeral was held on Sunday, internment being in the public cemetery on Sunday, October 8th.
TRENGROVE, Samuel October 21, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
MT. BULLION RESIDENT SUMMONED BY DEATH
At 10 o'clock a.m. Friday, October
1922, Samuel TRENGROVE, a native of England, age 76, passed away at his
home in Mt. Bullion.
Mr. TRENGROVE had been failing in health for several months, and his passing was not unexpected by his family.
Mr. TRENGROVE was on of the best known and most highly respected men of Princeton where he arrived when Princeton first became a prosperous mining town and where he has continued to make his home ever since.
Besides his widow, he leaves four children to mourn their loss; they are Mrs. C. F. MARRE, of Mt. Bullion; W. B. TRENGROVE of Sunnyside; J. TRENGROVE of San Francisco; and E. TRENGROVE of Mt. Bullion.
Mr. TRENGROVE had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Plumos county for the past 38 years and his funeral will be held under the auspices of the Mariposa Lodge at 2:30 o'clock this Saturday afternoon, internment being in the Odd Fellows' cemetery at Mariposa.
ROCHIN, Pedro October 21, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
A shooting affray occurred at Merced
Falls last Saturday night following a quarrel between Tony RODRIQUES
ROCHIN is said to have attacked RODRIQUES with a large butcher knife when RODRIQUES pulled his gun and shot ROCHIN twice, one bullet entering the shoulder and the other penetrating the heart.
Although RODRIQUES is said to have killed his opponent in self-defense he left for parts unknown and is being hunted by the officers.
MARIA, Manuel October 21, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER OF BEAR VALLEY CALLED BY DEATH
On Friday, October 13, Manuel MARIA,
a native of Portugal, age 94 years, passed away at his home in Bear
from the infirmities of old age.
Mr. MARIA had been in declining health for a long time and his passing was not unexpected.
Mr. MARIA came top California in the early fifties and later to Bear Valley, Mariposa county, where he has resided ever since.
He was a man of sterling qualities, sober, honest and industrious.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frank SMITH, Mrs. Fred SMITH, and Mrs. Joseph COSTA, two sons, Eli and Joseph MARIA besides a number of grandchildren and other relatives.
The funeral was held at Bear Valley under the auspices of Mariposa Lodge No. 24 F & A.M. he having been a member of Occidental Lodge for close to 60 years.
CONLEY, C. October 21, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
WOODSMAN IS KILLED AT CAMP ELEVEN
Word was telephoned to District
MILBURN at Mariposa Wednesday evening that a man had been killed at
11 of the Yosemite Lumber Company above El Portal.
Deputy Coroner Geo. BERTKEN went to said camp and held an inquest over the body which was buried in the public cemetery on Friday.
The man whose name was C. CONLEY has no known relatives.
McELLIGOTT, Mrs. L. October 28, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. L. McELLIGOTT Called By Death
The entire community was cast into
sorrow and gloom on Saturday morning, when it was known that Mrs. Lucy
McELLIGOTT, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of
had been fatally stricken and had suddenly entered into the shadows of
Mrs. McELLIGOTT, apparently in the best of health, rose early on this morning and had been very busy attending to her household duties when she was stricken with paralysis. Friends and relatives who had called at the home found in a serious condition and she soon lost entire consciousness and never rallied. In spite of all that had been done for her by loving hands and medical attention, the angel of death quietly and peacefully came to relive her.
Mrs. Lucy McELLIGOTT was born at Bear Valley, Mariposa county, in 1862 and was, at the time of her passing, age 59 years, 11 months and 18 days. In this beautiful little valley she spent her childhood and grew into womanhood and was considered one of the most popular belles of all the community. In 1891 she became the bride of Patrick McELLIGOTT who preceded her to the grave only a few years. To them were born four sons, James P., Maynard H., and Chas. F. of Mariposa, and Marvin T. of Fresno.
Mrs. McELLIGOTT was one of God's own women, a devoted wife, a patient loving mother, a kind and charitable friend and neighbor. She was loved and respected by all and her memory will remain fresh and dear in the minds of all who had known her, until they too are called to cross the great divide.
Besides the four sons, she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. John BRANSON, of Madera; Mrs. Annie GOURNET, of Fresno and Mrs. Mary ENGLISH of Oregon, and four grandchildren.
The funeral services were held at the home at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon under the auspices of the Mariposa Parlor Native Daughter Lodge of which she had been a charter member. Internment being beside her husband in the family plot in the Masonic cemetery.
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RHODES-TRESIDDER- At Mariposa, Sunday, November 19, 1922, William T. RHODES, 24, a native of Texas, and Margurite S. TRESSIDER, 20, a native of Mariposa.
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COLEMAN, Mrs. Jane Theresa November 4, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
EARLY PIONEER MOTHER PASSES AT SONORA
Mrs. Jane Theresa COLEMAN died
evening of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jas. McCORMICK,
in North Sonora, where she made her home for the past year and was
Mrs. COLEMAN was a native of Ireland, aged 85 years and 7 months. She came to California over 62 years ago and made her permanent home in this state. Before advancing age retired her from active duties and association with her friends and neighbors, she was known and admired for her generosity and kindness.
Besides Mrs. McCORMICK, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Kitty GALE of Stockton.- Democrat.
Mrs. COLEMAN was a pioneer resident of Coulterville and it was here that the early years of her family was spent and where the family had many close friends.
KASSABAUM, Charles H. November 4, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN CATTLEMAN CALLED BY DEATH
Charlse H. KASSABAUM, well known and highly
respected citizen of New Years, Mariposa county, passed away at his
there last Wednesday at the advanced age of 81 years, 2 months and 19
Mr. KASSABAUM was a native of Pennsylvania but came to Mariposa county when a young man, locating near Coulterville where he engaged extensively in stockraising, and was very successful.
He leaves a widow and one son and many others near relatives.
The funeral was held at Coulterville, Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
MERRILEES, Mrs. Annie November 11, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Former Mariposan Called By Death
On "forget-me-not Day," Saturday, it
became the sad duty of Mariposas friends, and relatives to lay Mrs.
MERRILEES away in a tomb beside her husband, John who had passed into
Great Beyond seven years ago. Both lie at rest across from the foot of
a pretenous hill, which, by reason of its ruggedness, its red soil and
broken rock and sturdy tree growth, might readily be regarded as a Mt.
Bullion hillock transported to the Berkeley Cemetery to serve as a
to errant Mariposans, at the final farewell of their fondest
Already the noble qualities of the deceased have been set forth in the
beautiful ceremonies of the Eastern Star and the eloquent eulogy of
FALCORS her pastor in the Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, and now old
friends joined with her only son Francis in consigning to Mother Earth,
beneath a bank of flowers, the last mortal trace of a lovable, matron
Mrs. MERRILEES was born in England, but migrated to the Plumas mines of this state while still a girl, with her parents, of whom her aged mother, Mrs. TRELEVAN, survives her, though unable to leave her home in Plumas County. In those mines she was wooed and won as the wife of John MERRILEES. The young couple soon sought the Mariposa mines, where a happy life was spent save the tragic shock of having her home and little daughter consumed in flames, and later, the death of a dear little boy from a accident. The Christian fortitude with which the young mother bore these afflictions was an admirable characteristic in her, schooling her to a resolute, tireless humanitarianism that lent ardor to whatever cause espoused whether it be in her church, in her fraternity, in her charity to homeless children around her, in her temperance work with the W. C. T. U., in her struggle for civic reforms in her home town and her state, in her welcome as hostess to visiting Mariposans, in her devotion to her family ties- a rare woman endowed by her God for the betterment of the world in which she moved.
MARGRAVE, Charles E. November 11, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
NATIVE OF BEAR VALLEY DIES IN EAST
Charles E. MARGRAVE, a native of Bear Valley, Mariposa County, and for twenty-five years a prominent citizen of Alameda, died in Royal Oak, Michigan, October 30, 1922, and was buried there November 1, 1922. A widow, Amy A. MARGRAVE, of Alameda, a son, Edmund D. MARGRAVE and a daughter, Mrs. Rose LAVERY of Royal Oaks, mourn his going. He was sixty years of age, a member of Oak Lodge Elks, W.O.W. of Alameda, Telephone Pioneers, and Mariposa Club.
Funeral services and internment at Royal Oak, Michigan, November 1, 1922.
Mr. MARGRAVE was a man of exemplary character and a remarkable gift of humor, patient, brave and fearless, a long sufferer from paralysis, with always an expressed yearning for Bear Valley. From their pretty home in Alameda they had gone to visit their children in Missouri and Michigan when the end came. Mr. MARGRAVE parent's were pioneers of Mariposa County, and his old home in Bear Valley, which burned a few years ago, was one of the prettiest ever in the county.
BLACK, Henry N. November 11, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN MAN CALLED BY DEATH
Henry N. BLACK, one of the best known
and most highly respected citizens of the county, passed away at
last Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the age of 45. Death was due to lung trouble
from which Mr. Black had long been a sufferer.
He is survived by his mother and two sisters of Richmond and one brother, Maurice BLACK of Hornitos, who was with him when he passed away.
The funeral will be held to-day, Saturday, under the auspices of the Hornitos Lodge I. O. O. F. of which Mr. BLACK had been a member for a great many years.
LEWIS, Mrs. D. November 11, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER RESIDENT OF SEBASTOPOL PASSES
Mrs. D. LEWIS a highly respected
of the Sebastopol District, died at her home there on Tuesday of this
from stomach trouble.
She was 82 years of age. The funeral was held at Mariposa last Thursday afternoon.
RHODES-TRESIDDER November 25, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
A MARIPOSA DAUGHTER IS FAIR BRIDE
A very pretty wedding was solemnized
in the M. E. church at Mariposa at 10 o'clock a.m., Sunday November
when Marguarite S. TRESSIDER, youngest daughter of Mrs. Annie TRESIDDER
of Mariposa, became the bride of William T. RHODES of Los Angeles.
The ceremony was performed by Reverend H. C. ALLEN, pastor of the church, and was witnessed by members of the brides family.
Immediately following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was served at the TRESIDDER home, after which the happy young people departed for Inyo county where Mr. RHODES holds a responsible position with the State Highway Commission.
The bride, a graduate of the Mariposa high school is one of the county's fairest daughters and has a large circle of friends here who wish them much joy.
Mr. RHODES came to Mariposa several months ago and while here became very popular with all who met him. He is a man of fine qualities and worthy of the bride he selected.
Much joy is the wish of the many friends of Mariposa.
CORCORAN, Mary Ann November 25, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN MARIPOSA LADY DIES AT BERKELEY
Mary Ann COROCRAN, a former resident
of Mariposa, and widow of the late Judge John H. COROCRAN, former
Judge of this county, passed away at the home in Berkeley on Monday,
20th., 1922, at the advanced age of 80 years.
Mrs. CORCORAN was a resident of Mariposa county the greater part of her life, but moved to Berkeley a few years ago, where she has since resided with her family.
She leaves two daughters, Alice and May, both of Berkeley.
The funeral was held in San Francisco on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd., internment being in Holy Cross cemetery at that city.
ROSCOE-LOGAN November 25, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
EL PORTAL INN SCENE OF WEDDING CEREMONY
A. C. ("Doc") ROSCOE of El Portal and
Miss Elizabeth M. LOGAN of Atlantic City, N. J., were married last
afternoon at 2 o'clock at El Portal Inn.
Justice of the Peace LAW of El Portal performed the ceremony. The bride was attended by Mrs. BISHOP of Piedmont, while Ben DOWNS of Merced acted as best man to the bridegroom. Mrs. A. M. ROSCOE, mother of the bridegroom, was among those present at the ceremony.- Merced Star. Vitals December 1922 Mariposa Gazette
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SMITH- In San Francisco, November 27, 1922, Charles Z. SMITH, a native of Mo., age 58 years 3 months.
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SMITH, Chas. Z. December 2, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
CHAS. Z. SMITH DIES IN S. F. HOSPITAL
On Monday, November 27, 1922, Charles
Z. SMITH, a well known resident of Mariposa died at the Lane hospital
San Francisco, where he was taken several days ago to receive treatment
for throat trouble.
Mr. SMITH was a native of Mo., age 58 years. He came to Mariposa twenty years ago and had made this town his home ever since, but for the past twelve years has spent the summer months in the Yosemite National Park as a goverment employee.
Mr. SMITH was a man of excellent qualities and was well thought of by all who knew him.
Besides his widow, Mrs. Mary E. SMITH, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lillian TRESIDDER and Leona SMITH of Mariposa, and a aged mother in Los Angeles.
The funeral was held in Mariposa on Thursday afternoon, November 30, at 2 o'clock p.m. Internment being in the public cemetery.
HAYWARD, Mrs. Mary Ann December 9, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER COUNTY RESIDENT CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. Mary Ann HAYWARD, 85, a pioneer
resident of Merced county, died at the home of her daughter in Manteca,
Sunday afternoon at 6 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. HAYWARD came to California
in the early eighties and settled on a ranch at the junction of the La
Grange and Coulterville roads north of Snelling, which, from their long
residence there now bears their name. Later the family came to Merced,
where Mr. HAYWARD passed away. Mrs. HAYWARD lived here for a number of
years later, when she moved to her daughter's home in Modesto.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, at St. Stanislaus Catholic church in Modesto.
Three children survive, two by a former marriage, Nellie SULLIVON of Manteca and Dan SULLIVAN of Oakland, and the third, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HAYWARD, Mrs. Sebie LOTT of Manteca.- Merced Star.
RAGANO, Joe December 9, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Hetch Hetchy Employee Killed in Quarrel
Joe RAGANO, a tunnel worker on the
Hetchy was killed bby Don Du SHANE, a cook house flunky, Friday night
last week when the latter fired six shots from a 45-caliber automatic
the back of RAGANO, killing him instantly.
RAGINO and Du SHANE had quarreled over a missing suit case which Du SHANE had accused RAGINO of stealing, the shooting, but returned the following day and gave himself up to the officers. He is now in the county jail.
FRASER, Charles W. December 9, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN MAN CALLED BY DEATH
Word was received here this week that
Charles W. FRASER, well known mining man of the Bull Creek Section, had
passed away at his home there on Wednesday, from lung trouble.
Deceased was 43 years of age and had been a resident of Bull Creek for nearly 20 years.
To mourn their loss, he leaves a widow, Mrs. Estelle FRASER, a grown daughter and a brother George FRASER all of Bull Creek.
The body was removed to Fresno County for burial.
CARDOZA, Joe Sr. December 16, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Cathay Loses A Good Citizen
Cathay lost one of her best and most
respected citizens by the death od Joe CARDOZA, Sr. He passed away at
University hospital after surviving an operation for five days. We were
always glad to meet Mr. CARDOZA with his hearty handshake cheery smile
and sincere good will for his fellow man.
He was a very kind and helpful neighbor, and the sympathy of everyone is extended to the family, for the loss of such a husband and father.
HENDER, Thomas A. December 16, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FUNERAL OF T. A. HENDER HELD AT SONORA
The funeral of the late Thomas A. HENDER, whose death occurred on Thursday of last week at the family home in Sonora, was held Monday afternoon and was very largely attended despite the inclemency of the weather. The funeral took place from the Masonic temple, where the beautiful and impressive burial services of that order was performed in the presence of almost 200 sorrowing friends of the once prominent and was made in the Masonic cemetery.- Stockton Record.
SPEAKER, infant December 23, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
The little SPEAKER boy, who died the first of this week, was buried on the private burial ground on the ranch of his Grandfather, John LORD.
LAW-PFISTER December 23, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
EL PORTAL COUPLE KEEP WEDDING SECRET
James LAW Jr. and Miss Edna PFISTER,
both residents of El Portal were married in Merced last April but the
of the marriage was not made public until Tuesday of last week. How
young people succeeded in suppressing the news is a mystery.
Mr. LAW is the son of John E. LAW, Justice of the Peace at El Portal and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. PFISTER, of El Portal.
LATCHAW, George W. December 30, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER OF HORNITOS DIES IN FRESNO
George W. LATCHAW, age 94, died at
home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph LORD of Fresno last Friday night.
Mr. LATCHAW came to California in 1852 and first located in Trinity county, afterwards moving to Martinez and later to Hornitos, Mariposa county.
Besides his daughter he leaves two sons, George LATCHAW of Stockton and Frank LATCHAW of Martinez. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. The funeral was held in Hornitos Wednesday afternoon.
SMITH, Mark December 30, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSA MAN DROWNED AT SACRAMENTO
Mark SMITH, 21, son of Mrs. Bertha
of Sacramento and grandson of Mrs. L. M. CATHAY of Mariposa county, was
drowned in a slough near Sacramento Friday night while hunting ducks,
a boat overturned. The body was recovered Saturday.
SMITH, who was born and educated in Mariposa county, had gone to Sacramento to visit his mother during the Christmas holidays. Returning from a duck hunt on the sloughs near Sacramento, the boat overturned and he was drowned. His companions were unable to assist him. Sheriff's officers dragged the slough recovered the body.
Mrs. CATHEY left for Sacramento Saturday. It could not be learned here whether or not the body would be returned to Mariposa for burial following the inquest.- Merced Star.
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CRUMB- At Usona, Mariposa County, December 31, 1922, B. A. CRUMB, a native of Wisconsin, age 68 years.
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ROWLAND-WACHTER- At Berkeley, California, Wednesday, December 13, Donald ROWLAND, a native of Mariposa, and Eunice WACHTER, a native of Texarcana, Arkansas.
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STEWART- Near Coulterville, January 21, 1923, Mrs. Clara STEWART, a native of Iowa, aged 65 years.
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CRUMB, Mr. B. A. January 6, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN USONA MAN CALLED BY DEATH
Mr. B. A. CRUMB, a native of
age 68 years, and a resident of Usona, Mariposa county, passed away at
his home on Sunday evening, December 31, from paralysis.
Mr. CRUMB had apparently been in good health up to the time he was stricken on Dec. 23, while he was engaged in doing the chores about his farm.
Mr. CRUMB was a man of the highest qualities, honest, upright and just in all of his dealings a kind and true friend and neighbor. He was highly thought of in his little community and his passing will cause profound sorrow here.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ella C. CRUMB and one son, L. H. CRUMB and three grandchildren, of Usona.
The funeral was held at Mariposa Wednesday afternoon, at 1 o'clock p.m., interment being in the public cemetery.
PEARD-FOSTER January 6, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSA MAN MARRIED AT MODESTO
Modesto. Dec. 28.- One of the
weddings of the season was the marriage, at high noon Christmas day, of
Miss Eleanor FOSTER and Stanley PEARD. Miss FOSTER is the daughter of
and Mrs. R. L. FOSTER. PEARD owns the filling station on the highway at
The couple are now on their honeymoon. They went first to San Francisco and later will go to Los Angeles.
The date of their return is being kept secret.
The gathering at the wedding, which was in the family home on the Maze road, was confined to the relatives and friends of the couple. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. C. B. SYLVESTER. The bride was charming in a blue crepe meteor gown. She carried a shower bouquet. At her side stood her sister, Miss Mildred FOSTER of Stanford University hospital. Alfred PEARD, brother of the groom, was best man.
As soon as a suitable home can be found the couple will live in Modesto, so that PEARD may take care of his business interests in Merced as well as in Ripon.- Merced Star.
ROWLAND-WACHTER January 13, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Mariposa Man Wedded to Eastern Girl
Cards have been received by Mariposa
relatives and friends announcing the marriage of Eunice WACHTER,
of Mr. and Mrs. D. T. WACHTER of Texarcana, Arkansas and Donald ROWLAND
son of Mrs. M. I. PAINE of Mariposa.
The wedding ceremony took place in Berkeley on Wednesday, December 13, 1922.
The bride came to Berkeley as a student of the University, and it was here she met Mr. ROWLAND who also was a student of the college.
The groom is a young man of the most excellent qualities and he has a large circle of friends here who extend to him and his bride, wishes for much happiness and prosperity.
HARPER-OLCESE January 13, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
HORNITOS PEOPLE ATTEND WEDDING IN BAKERSFIELD
Miss M. OLCESE and two daughters, to Bakersfield the first of the week to be present at the wedding of Miss Zeta OLCESE, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. OLCESE, and Franklyn HARPER, a young business man of that city. The ceremony was performed on Wednesday evening.
CRUMB, Byron Adelbert January 13, 1922 Mariposa Gazette
Editor Gazette: I know that you will
gladly allow me a little space in which to express my appreciation of
dear friend and neighbor, Byron Adelbert CRUMB, who died at his home at
his home at Usona on Sunday night, December 31st. He was our nearest
and now that he is gone we profoundly miss and regret his non-presence,
his cheerful and ever-smiling face. Mr. CRUMP was a true friend and
neighbor. He was open-hearted, kind, and generous to a fault. He was no
hand to ask favors, but was ever ready and willing to sacrifice his own
convenience and contribute of his substance to the help and relief of
neighbors and all who needed them. He was of a cheerful disposition;
smiling and entering heartily into anything which interested his
and friends. He was highly industrious, having done a great deal of
work upon his land, which he kept up until the very moment when he was
stricken with paralysis, from which he never fully regained
He received this stroke on Saturday, December 23rd, while performing
morning duties, and lingered until the night of December 31st, when he
passed quietly away.
He is gone and we miss him. Words cannot express the void which we feel, and we shall not dwell upon the sorrow of his wife and family.
He was born in Milton, Wisconsin, October 11, 1854, and was married to Miss Ella Cevelia CASTLE, October 12, 1875. Two sons were born to them, namely, Loyal H., who lives near Usona, and Byron L., who died in his youth. He came west with his family and in 1911 settled on his present farm at Usona. The funeral was held at his residence on Wednesday morning, January 3, 1923, and he was buried in the cemetery at Mariposa in the afternoon of the same day. J. K. TULEY
ROBINSON, Mrs. Martha January 20, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Well Known Lady Called By Death
Mrs. Martha ROBINSON, 47, native of
county, and well known in Merced, passed away at Oakland Tuesday night,
it was learned here yesterday. Funeral services will take place at
Mrs. ROBINSON was the wife of Ben B. ROBINSON of Snelling and has been in poor health for some time. She was in Oakland under the care of a physician. Her husband was with her when the end came. Mildred, Elsie and Everett ROBINSON and Frank Robinson left for Oakland last night.
Mrs. ROBINSON as Martha Jane LINDSEY was the daughter of an old pioneer family of the Coulterville section where she was born and spent the early years of her life. She was the daughter of John LINDSEY, at one time supervisor of Mariposa county. Mrs. ROBINSON is survived by her husband, three children in addition to three brothers, Hiram, James and John LINDSEY, of Stockton, Merced and Coulterville respectively and five sisters, Mrs. Ada ROBERTS, Mrs. Rose HAVELY and Mrs. Elsie WOOLSEN of Richmond, Mrs. Christie COONS of Manteca, and Mrs. Ethel BENNETT of Sanger.- Merced Star.
STEWART, Mrs. Clara January 27, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
KIND LADY IS SUMMONED
On Sunday morning, January 21st,
Mrs. Clara STEWART was called by death at her home in Red Cloud, Mr.
Mrs. STEWART came from San Jose about a year ago and for the last few
have made their home at the Fisk ranch.
The deceased was a native of Iowa and at the time of her death was 65 years of age.
She leaves to mourn her death her husband, C. STEWART, and one son, Charles STEWART of Greenwood, Placer county, California.
The funeral was held at Red Cloud on Monday afternoon, January 22nd, at 3 o'clock p.m. Internment being held in the Dudley cemetery.
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AUSTIN- In Coulterville, Friday, January 23, 1923, Lias E. AUSTIN, a native of Vermont, age 80 years.
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TETZLAFF- At Merced, Friday, February 16th, 1923, G. M. TETZLAFF, age 28, a native of Merced, California.
REYNOLDS- Near Merced, Tuesday, February 20, 1923, James N. REYNOLDS, age 63.
LEONARD- At Colorado, Mariposa county, February 20, 1923, James O. LEONARD, a native of Virginia, age 80 years.
LEE- At Colorado, Mariposa county, George LEE, a native of Mariposa county, age 86 years.
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AUSTIN, Lias E. February 3, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Civil War Veteran is Called To Last Rest
On January 26th, 1923, Lias E.
Veteran of the Civil War, died at his home in Red Cloud. Mr. AUSTIN was
a native of Vermont and about 80 years of age. He came to Red Cloud
50 years ago and has made his home here continually.
Mr. AUSTIN is survived by his wife, Mrs. Belle AUSTIN of Red Cloud; one son, Albert AUSTIN of Oregon and two daughters, Mrs. Iva. SHIMER of Coulterville and Mrs. Alma CHURCHILL of Red Cloud.
The funeral was held in Coulterville on Sunday morning, January 28th, at 11 o'clock a.m.
BACIGALUPI, Mrs. Louise February 3, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER WOMAN OF MERCED DIES
Mrs. Louise BACIGALUPI died at her
on Nineteenth street at about 11:30 this afternoon. A heart attack was
the cause of death. Mrs. BACIGALUPI has been ill since Friday of last
Mrs. BACIGALUPI was 74 years of age and had lived in Merced for the past twenty years, coming here with her husband, the late Louis BACIGALUPI, from Coulterville, where they were pioneer residents. Her husband died several years ago. She is survived by four sons and three daughters, Louis, George, Frank and Gus BACIGALUPI, and Mrs. Mary MURPHY, Mrs. Cora KECK and Mrs. Lillie KINGERY, all of Merced except Mrs. MURPHY, whose home is Oakland.
The funeral will probably be held Wednesday, but definite arrangements had not been made this afternoon.- Merced Sun.
CROGHAN, Ed February 3, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
The first fatality at the Don Pedro dam, under construction, occurred on January 23, 1923, when Ed CROGHAN, a laborer, exploded a charge of dynamite in a missed hole in the bottom of the spillway cut. He had been working in the cut a few minutes.
ELAM, John H. February 17, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
EARLY MARIPOSA PIONEER CALLED TO LAST REST
John H. ELAM, early Mariposa county
passed away at his home in Fresno on February 4, 1923.
John H. ELAM crossed the plains by ox-team in 1852 and settles at Mormon Bar, Mariposa county. He engaged in freighting for a number of years. In 1866 he went into the ranching and stockraising business at Pea Ridge which work he followed until 1874 when he moved to Fresno and started the first blacksmith shop in that city. He had a associate in the blacksmith work, Ralph WILLIAMS of Mormon Bar, and their shop was located on the corner where the Grand Central hotel stands.
In 1882 he went to Coarse Gold and opened a blacksmith shop, but returned to Fresno in 1912 and engaged in the dairy business with his son, Henry.
He leaves a widow, Mrs. Jose ELAM of Poison Switch; seven sons, John, Henry, Tom, Wesley and Leonard and five daughters, Mrs. Goldie NORSER, Mrs. Kate WILLIAMS, Mrs. Ida JONES, Mrs. Grace REY and Miss Ruth ELAM and also four brothers, J.T. ELAM, T. M. ELAM, A. A. PARSLEY and W. L. PARSLEY of Lewis and three sisters, Mrs. F. S. KINMAN, Mrs. Martha DANIELS and Mrs. Mary PURTYMAN. He was 80 years of age.Madera Papers please copy.
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LEWIS, William H. February 17, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER YOSEMITE MAN IS DEAD
Word was received here this morning
the death last night of William H. LEWIS, former resident of Yosemite,
at Le Bec, where he was employed by Foster CURRY. Lewis, who was 55
of age, was with the Curry Camping company in Yosemite for a number of
years. He left Yosemite and went with Foster CURRY when CURRY took over
the hotel at Le Bec.
He was a member of Merced lodge 1240 B. P. O. E. and also a member of Mariposa lodge of Odd Fellows.
The funeral will probably be held in Los Angelese, LEWIS' home.- Merced Sun, February 6.
McCUE, Mrs. Katharine February 17, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
The death of Mrs. Katherine McCUE came as a great shock to her many friends here. Her health had been failing for several years but seemed as well as ever until Thursday when she got much worse. She passed away on Saturday evening. She leaves two daughters in Yosemite, Mrs. Florance GARBARINO and Miss Alice McCUE, and one son in the east. The body was taken to Merced for burial.
McCUE. Mrs. Katherine February 17, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. KATHERINE McCUE DIES IN YOSEMITE
Mrs. Katherine Sautters McCUE, mother
of Mrs. J. N. CARBARINO and Miss Alice B. McCUE of Yosemite Valley,
at the home of the former last Saturday at the age of 53 years and 5
Mrs. McCUE was a native of and lifelong resident of Williamsport,
and came here about a year ago in the hope of benefiting her health.
death was caused by progressive muscular atrophy.
In addition to the two daughters already mentioned, Mrs. McCUE leaves a son, Fred T. McCUE, of Williamsport, and a niece whom she brought up, Mrs. N. B. ANDERSON, of Ferndale, Michagan.
She was a member of the P. H. C. Circle of Williamsport.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Welch & Griffin chapel, Dr. J. S. STUBBLEFIELD of the Central Presbyterian church officiating. Internment was in the Evergreen cemetery.- Merced Sun.
SMITH, Margaret Jane February 17, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
SISTER OF MARIPOSA MAN CALLED BY DEATH
Margarett Jane SMITH, sister of E.
Sr. of Mariposa, age 79 years, died at her home in Hanford on Feb.
of heart trouble.
Besides her brother, she is survived by three children. The funeral was held in Hanford on Feb. 13th.
LEONARD, James O. February 24, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
ANOTHER PIONEER MINER CALLED BY DEATH
James O. LEONARD, a native of
age 80 years, passed away at his home in the Colorado section on the
of Tuesday, February 20th., from paralysis brought on by advanced age.
Mr. LEONARD has been a resident of the Colorado district for many years where he engaged in mining.
For many years he resided at Poison Switch also at Hites Cove mine. He was the brother of the late Archie LEONARD, well known ranger for the Yosemite National Park.
REYNOLDS, James N. February 24, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA COUNTY RESIDENT DIES IN MERCED COUNTY
James N. REYNOLDS, 63, a resident of
the Sebastopol district died at the home of relatives near Merced on
February 20, 1923.
Mr. REYNOLDS had been a long sufferer from stomach trouble and had gone to Merced for treatment.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha REYNOLDS and one son Richard P. REYNOLDS of Sebastopol.
LEE, George (Indian) February 24, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
"COLORADO GEORGE" GONE TO "HAPPY HUNTING GROUND"
On the morning of February 17, 1923,
the spirit of George LEE (Indian), better known throughout Mariposa
as "Colorado George," took flight from earth to the "Happy Hunting
while at his home in Rancheria Flat in the Colorado section.
Deceased was about 86 years of age and his death was from paralysis, superinduced by apoplexy. He is survived by his widow, Margaret LEE, who is well advanced in years and unable to care for herself. The funeral was held on Monday at *** **** where he has several children buried.
Colorado George has somewhat of a trilling record connected with his earlier years. He having been born about the year 1837, was fully 13 years of age when California became a state. At one time in 1876, he and two other Indians were tried in the Superior Court of this county on the charge of killing a Chinese packer. He was also said to be connected with the murdering of "Boston" at the Cascades in Yosemite but he was never convicted.
TETZLAFF, G. M. February 24, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Well Known Merced Man Kills Himself
G. M. TETZLAFF, 28, prominent grain
of the Lingard district, passed away at the Merced hospital early
afternoon from a self-inflicted gunshot wound sustained at his ranch
in the day.
Mr. TETZLAFF had been worrying over financial affairs for some time and it is believed a break in his nerves precipitated the tragedy, which occurred while he was lying in bed. Previous to his tragic end he had called his two children, Margaret and Buddie, aged 5 and 3, respectively, to his bedside and kissed them goodbye. Then he called his wife and asked the time. It was the last time he spoke. A few minutes later Mrs. TETZLAFF, who was downstairs, heard a shot and rushing upstairs found her husband lying on the bed with a bullet in his temple.
Dr. J. L. MUDD of Merced was called to the scene and the wounded man taken to the hospital, where he died without having regained consciousness.
That the deceased had come to his death from gunshot wound, inflicted by his own hand with suicidal intent, was the verdict of the coroner's jury last night.
G. M. ("Fred") TETZLAFF was born on the TETZLAFF ranch, one of the best known grain ranches in this vicinity. He had lived most of his life in Merced county, where he married Miss Margaret BALEME several years ago. In addition to his widow, deceased is survived by his two children, his mother, Mrs. Kate TETZLAFF, three sisters, Mrs. Roy McMASTERS, Mrs. J. E. RODUNER, and Miss Katherine TETZLAFF, all of Merced, and three brothers, Herman, Archie and William TETZLAFF also of that city.
Funeral arrangements will be made today. Internment will be in the Plainsburg cemetery.- Merced Sun, February 16.
Deceased was a nephew of D. M. PATERSON of the Bear Creek district and a cousin of Miss Elsie ALVORD and Elgin ALVORD of Mariposa.
Funeral services for the late G. M.
who died early Friday morning, will be held tomorrow afternoon from the
undertaking parlors of Griffin and Welch, the Knights of Pythias being
Rev. Dr. J. S. STUBBLEFIELD will read the services at the undertaking parlors and internment will be made at the Plainsburg cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
BARFIELD, Mrs. Margaret February 24, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN LADY DIES AT SANTA CRUZ
Mrs. Margaret BARFIELD, 85, pioneer
of Merced county, and sister of John RUDDLE of this city, passed away
her home in Santa Cruz early Friday morning, according to word received
here yesterday. George BARFIELD of Merced, her only son, was at the
of his mother when the end came.
The deceased was a native of New Madrid county, Mo., and came to what is now known as the Barfield ranch, on the Merced river near Hopeton, in the early pioneer days of the county, with her husband, William J. BARFIELD, who died in 1873. In 1898 Mrs. BARFIELD moved to Santa Cruz. She has been failing in health for the past few years.- Merced Star, Feb. 17
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NORRIS-THAYER- At Mariposa, Thursday, March 1, 1923, Claude L. NORRIS, age 23, a resident of Taft, and Miss Louise THAYER, age 19, a resident of Usona, Mariposa County.
CASTLE-HEACOX- In Madera, Friday, February 23, 1923, Chandos CASTLE, age 28, and Edith M. HEACOX, age 21, both of Merced.
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CASTLE-HEACOX March 3, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Popular Young Man Married
On Friday, February 23rd, 1923,
B. CASTLE and Miss Edith HEACOX, both of Merced, were married at
The ceremony was witnessed by only a few of the couples intimate
The bride is a charming daughter of one of Merced's most prominent families.
Mr. CASTLE is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dr. C. H. CASTLE, who are also prominent people of Merced. His mother was Miss Virginia WILLS of Cathey's Valley.
Mr. CASTLE is a graduate of the Merced High School, class of 1911, finishing his education at the University of Eugene, Oregon, of which latter institution he became an instructor in English. He later returned to Merced and held a very responsible position on the Merced Sun and other San Joaquin county staffs the past year.
BONDS-RHOAN March 3, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
RED CLOUD MAN MARRIED AT SONORA
Fred W. BONDS, age 38, a resident of
the Red Cloud district and Viola F. RHOAN, age 18, a resident of
were married at Sonora on Friday, February 23rd by Superior Judge J. T.
Mr. BONDS is a member of the well known BOND family of Red Cloud and has been engaged in ranching there.
The bride is the daughter of Ge. RHOAN of Mariposa.
ACIAIC, Mike March 3, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Mike ACIAIC, an employee on the Hetch Hetchy dam, was killed when hit by a concrete chute and knocked off the top of the dam, falling forty feet.
NORRIS-THAYER March 3, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED AT MARIPOSA
A very quiet wedding took place at
home of Dr. G. S. SCOTT in Mariposa on Thursday noon, when Louise,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry THAYER of Ussona, was joined in wedlock,
to Claude L. NORRIS of Taft.
The ceremony was performed by Judge W. A. SCOTT of Mariposa in the presence of a few intimate friends.
Mr. NORRIS is a young man of excellent qualities and holds a responsible position in the southern city.
The bride is a charming young lady and has a host of friends in the county who wish her and the groom much happiness in their matrimonial voyage.
O'NEAL, Charles March 10, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER OF MADERA SUMMONED BY DEATH
Charles O'NEAL of O'Neals, Madera
died at his home on Wednesday, February 28th at the age of 93 years and
16 days. He is survived by his widow and four children, John and
O'NEAL, Mrs. Lilly MILLER and Mrs. W. A. ELLIS, all of O'Neal.
Mr. O'NEAL served through the Mexican War and came to California in the 50's and to Madera county in 1875. He bore the reputation of being the oldest Mason in his section of the state.
The funeral services were held at the O'NEALS on Thursday, March 1st.
REININGHAUS, John March 10, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
John REININGHAUS, 24, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. REININGHAUS, passed away at the family home in Merced on
March 2nd, from pneumonia, resulting from a relapse of the influenza.
Deceased was a native of Merced and in addition to father and mother, is survived by four brothers and a sister.
The funeral was held Saturday morning under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge, internment being in the Masonic cemetery.
CABEZUT, Leopold March 17, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN CATTLEMAN BURIED AT HORNITOS
Leopold CABEZUT, age 66, prominent
of Exchequer who died from injuries received while driving a fractious
team, on March 7th, was buried at Hornitos at 2 o'clock, Friday, March
9th, internment being in the Catholic cemetery.
The accident which resulted in death was caused by a fractious team of horses throwing him against a fence, and, causing injuries to the lungs. Mr. CABEZUT had been in poor health for some time from an attack of influenza.
Deceased was a large stock and land owner in the county. He is survived by his widow and twelve children.
WILSON, Marie (Indian) March 24, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
AGED INDIAN RESIDENT DIES FROM INFLUENZA
Marie WILSON, Indian, a resident of the Indian Peak section, died at her home there on March 20th, from an attack of influenza. She was said to be 97 years of age and had spent practically all of her lifetime in this immediate vicinity. Coroner Johnson went to the WILSON place on Wednesday and held the funeral.
TITCOMB, Henry D. March 24, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
HENRY D. TITCOMB CALLED BY DEATH
Henry D. TITCOMB, a native of
age 81 years, died at his home in Friant of Friday, March 17th., 1923.
His last illness was of but few days duration and his friends did not realize of the seriousness of his case until the time of his passing from their midst. He just quietly passed on, remaining conscious up to the end.
Mr. TITCOMB was well known at Sacramento, having been closely identified with California's advancement during the past three-quarters of a century.
At different times he conducted stores at O'Neals and other places in Madera county. Eleven years ago he moved to Friant and associated himself with F. S. BLAIR in a general merchandise business.
Mr. TITCOMB was a man widely known for his faithfulness and kindness of heart, always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need or distress, and always so cheerful and uncomplaining.
Well said, he was a man who made his mark. A good citizen has gone, we will miss him, and the world will miss him.
REDMOND, Henry March 31, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
EL PORTAL MAN KILLED FROM WAGON
Henry REDMOND, a teamster employed at
El Portal by the Yosemite Lumber Company, was dragged to death there
afternoon of last week when his team ran away and threw him to the
It is thought that REDMOND was caught in the reins and that his skull
fractured when he was hurled from the seat of the wagon.
A brother of the dead man arrived and took charge of the body.
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PEARS-OLIVER: In Merced, March 31, Edmund Alfred PEARD, 24, and Hazel G. OLIVER, 22, both of Merced.
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COLLINS-MORSE- At Merced, Sunday, April 15, 1923, Margaret E. COLLINS and Fred G. MORSE, both of Merced.
Died April 20, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
HOBRON- At Modesto, Friday, April 13, 1923, S. Douglas HOBRON, a native of California, age 65 years.
WORTMAN- At White ROck, Mariposa county, April 12, 1923, Mrs. T. J. WORTMAN, a native of California, age about 45 years.
WILLIAMS- At Manteca, Tuesday, April 17, 1923, John H. WILLIAMS, a native of Mariposa county, age 46 years.
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GONZALES, Manuel April 6, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA CO. PIONEER DIES AT ATWATER
Funeral services for Manuel GONZALES,
82, pioneer resident of Merced and Mariposa counties, will be held
at 2 o'clock from the Catholic church. Internment will be in the Winton
cemetery. Mr. GONZALES died at Atwater yesterday.
He was a native of the Azores islands and is survived by two sons, Manuel and Anthony, both of Merced.- Merced Star, March 29.
GARIBALDI, G. April 6, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
DEATH SUMMONS MERCED PIONEER AT OAKLAND HOME
Funeral services for G. GARIBALDI,
property owner and pioneer of the San Joaquin valley, who passed away
his home in Oakland Friday afternoon, will be held tomorrow afternoon
1:30 from the family home on Twenty-first and L streets. The services
be under the direction of the Yosemite Lodge No. 99, F. & A.M. of
the deceased was a member. Internment will be in the family vault in
Mr. GARIBALDI was 79 years old and had been ill since last November. Three of his daughters were at his bedside at the time of his death.
G. GARIBALDI was born in Italy in 1844 and came to the United States in 1858, opening a store in the Colorado district. Later in 1872 he came to Merced, where he entered into partnership with Andrew OLCESE and together they operated the grocery store of Olcese and Garibaldi until 1901. At that time Mr. GARIBALDI moved to Oakland, maintaining, however, his home in Merced. For fifteen years he was in the importing business in the bay city in the firm of Granucci, Levaggi & Garibaldi.
Mr. GARIBALDI was a prominent figure in the early days of the San Joaquin valley. With his partner, Mr. OLCESE, he built one of the main business buildings in Merced at the corner of Seventeenth and L streets, known as the O. & G. building. A business block in Fresno bears the same name and was erected and owned, as numerous other property in the district, by the deceased. During the pioneer days of this city he was a member of the first city board and of the Eureka Hose Company.
Deceased, in addition to his widow, is survived by eight living children, one daughter, Lida, having died some four years ago. His sons are: John, Frank and James, tax collector of Merced county, and five daughters, Misses Mary, Jane, and Stella GARIBALDI and Mrs. M. J. DUNCAN of Wilmington, Del. and Mrs. Kathryn SCHULTZ.
The remains will arrive in Merced today at 1:15 and will be accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J. B. OLCESE of Bakersfield. Mrs. GARIBALDI and her daughter. - Merced Star, Apr. 1.
WORTMAN, Mrs. T. J. April 20, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. T. J. WORTMAN DIES AT MOTHER'S HOME
Mrs. T. J. WORTMAN (formerly Miss
WALLER) passed away at the home of her mother, Mrs. Sarah WALLER, of
Rock, on Thursday of last week from pneumonia.
Mrs. WORTMAN was a native of Mariposa county and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
The funeral which was held at the undertaking parlors of Welch and Griffin of Merced on Saturday morning was largely attended The remains were shipped to Stockton for burial last Monday.
HOBRON, S. Douglas April 20, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Former County Man Dies At Modesto
S. Douglas HOBRON, 65, a native of
Mariposa county, died at his home in Modesto on April 13th, 1923.
"Duggie" as he was familiarly known by a large circle of friends, was a man of noble qualities. He was honest and just in all his dealings and never failed to relieve those in want or distress. In his death a good man has passed to his reward.
Mr. HOBRON was engaged in the saw mill business in the Red Cloud section for many years, continuing the business that his father had established in the early days.
After his mill was destroyed by fire, he went to Coulterville and engaged in the mercantile business. After disposing of his business in Coulterville, he moved to Modesto with his family and lived there up to the time of his death.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth HOBRON, three sons, Ferris, Clarence and Earl HOBRON, all of Modesto, and two daughters, Mrs. Bell LANCY of Coulterville, and Mrs. Maud BRIDGES of Modesto.
The funeral was held at Modesto on Monday, April 16th, at 2 o'clock p.m. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends followed the body to its last resting place.
DELULLO, A. and BAILEY, Jas. April 20, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
HETCH HETCHY WORKMEN KILLED IN FALL
Two workmen, A. DULULLO and Jas.
employed on the construction of the Hetch Hetchy dam, were hurried to
on Saturday of last week, when a cable broke, letting them drop on a
feet onto the rocks below. A third man escaped with only slight
More than twenty men have met death while at work on the construction of this dam.
WILLIAMS, John H. April 20, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Former County Man Dies At Manteca From Influenza
News was received at Mariposa on
of the death of John H. WILLIAMS which occurred at Manteca on the
day. Death was caused by pneumonia brought on from influenza.
Mr. WILLIAMS was born at Hunter's Valley, Mariposa county, and was, at the time of his death, 46 years of age.
He is survived by his widow, four children, his mother, eleven brothers and one sister.
For many years Mr. WILLIAMS followed mining at Princeton. In 1902 he was married to Miss Alice BRANSON. For the past several years he has resided with his family in Manteca.
The funeral was held at Stockton on Thursday.
MORSE-COLLINS April 20, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Popular Hornitos Girl Marries At Merced
A very quiet wedding was solemnized
the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Henry ANET of Merced, when Miss
Elizabeth COLLINS, youngest daughter of Supervisor John W. COLLINS of
became the bride of Fred G. MORSE.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. H. POND of Merced, in the presence of a few immediate relatives of the contracting parties.
Mrs. MORSE is a native of Hornitos, at which place she spent her childhood. She is a graduate of the Mariposa High School nd has held a very responsible position with the Crocker-Huffman Land and Water Company at Merced the past three years.
Mr. MORSE is well thought of and capable young man of Merced and make their home at the Parkside apartments after May 1st.
Mrs. MORSE has a large circle of friends in Mariposa and vicinity who will wish her and Mr. MORSE much joy and prosperity in their new venture.
LORD, Lucius L. April 20, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
FATHER OF MRS. J. HELM DIES IN EAST
Lucius L. LORD of Framingham, Mass.,
father of Mrs. James HELM of White Rock, died at his home there on
2, of paralysis.
Mr. LORD spent several months at his daughter's home, two years ago, and made many friends while here.
Owing to the illness of her husband, Mrs. HELM was unable to go east to visit her father before his death occurred.
COWDERY, "Bobbie" April 27, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Little Child Drowned In Mariposa Creek
"Bobbie," the little two and one half
year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George S. COWDERY, was drowned in
creek, near the Bobbie mine, in Cathey Valley, last Friday morning at
The little child had been plying on the bank of the stream before she accidentally fell into the water. The little girl was soon missed and the mining crew and neighbors began searching for her. Two hours later the body was found a quarter of a mile below where the accident occurred.
Bobbie was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. G. COWDERY, and the Bobbie mine, of which Mr. COWDERY is superintendent, was named in honor of the little girl.
Deputy Coroner W. A. SCOTT went to Cathay and conducted the coroner's hearing Saturday evening, after which the body was removed to the Welch and Griffin undertaking parlors at Merced where it was held awaiting the return of the father who was in the southern part of the state.
The funeral was held on Monday afternoon, internment being made in the Evergreen cemetery at Merced.
JONES, Julia L. April 27, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Julia L. JONES Dies At Home In Stockton
Greatly beloved lady passes away on
morning, at home of her sister, Mrs. Marian GOUCHER of Stockton, after
long illness. Was County Superintendent of Schools of Mariposa for
years and a prominent member of Las Mariposas Chapter, Order Eastern
A telephone message was received by relatives in Mariposa Thursday, telling of the death of Miss Julia L. JONES, that morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mirian GOUCHER of 840 N. Hunter Street, Stockton, California.
Miss JONES had been in declining health for many months and her death was not unexpected, although everything was done that medical science and the best physicians could do for her.
Julia L. JONES was born at the Benton Mills and was elected to the office of County Superintendent of Schools of Mariposa in 1894, and serving in that capacity from January 1, 1895 to March 12,1912, resigning from office on account of her health and moving to Stockton where she has resided since. She was held in the highest esteem by the teachers, children and parents throughout her long useful term as Superintendent of Schools. Her many acts of kindness and charity will remain as a monument to her memory for years to come.
She was a charter member of Las Mariposas Chapter, Order Eastern Star, and was faithful to its teachings in her daily work, and one of her last requests was that she be laid in eternal rest under the solemn rites of the chapter which was so much to her. She also was a (one line ureadable) N. D. G. W.
She leaves to morn her, two sisters, Mrs. Mirian GOUCHER of Stockton and Mrs. Lucy TURNER of White Rock, Mariposa county, and one brother, Newman JONES of Los Angeles.
The funeral will be held tomorrow, Saturday, at 2 o'clock p.m., internment to be in the family plot, in the Masonic cemetery at Mariposa, besides her father and mother who preceded her to the grave many years.
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HULS-CAMIN- At Mariposa, Tuesday, May 1st, 1923, Cliton HULS, 25, a native of Utah and Honorine J. CAMIN, 19, a native of Mariposa county, California.
WILKENSON-BOYER- At Mariposa, Tuesday, May 1st, 1923, William B. WILKENSON, 47, a native of Kansas, and Winafred C. BOYER, 46, a native of California.
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CASSACIA- At Colfax, Thursday, May 3, 1923, Charles CASSACIA, a native of Coulterville, Mariposa county, age 34 years.
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HULS-CAMIN May 4, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Very Pretty Wedding At CAMIN Home
A very quiet but pretty wedding was
at the home of the bride's parents in Mariposa, at noon on Tuesday when
Honorine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. CAMIN, became the bride of
HULS of Merced.
The ceremony, which was performed by Justice W. A. SCOTT, was witnessed by a few of the immediate relatives of the contracting parties.
The bride was beautifully gowned in a white satin dress and the accustomed orange blossoms, the trousseau worn by her mother when she became a bride. The couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. PLASKETT, sister and brother-in-law of the bride, while little Josephine CAMIN acted in the capacity of flower girl.
After a wedding dinner, the couple left in their automobile for a tour of the southern part of the state on a two week honeymoon.
The bride is one of Mariposa's fair daughters and has a large list of friends here, while the groom is a popular young resident of Merced where he holds a responsible position with the Merced Concrete and Pipe Company.
JONES, Miss Julia L. May 4, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
LAST SOLEMN RITES FOR BELOVED WOMAN
Funeral services were held at 2:00
p.m. last Saturday, at the Masonic cemetery in Mariposa, for Miss Julia
L. JONES, former teacher and County Superintendent of Schools, and
beloved woman of Mariposa county who passed away at the home of her
in Stockton on Thursday morning.
The funeral, which was held under the auspices of Las Mariposas Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, was one of the largest seen here in years, former friends coming from every part of this and adjoining counties, to join in paying their last solemn respects to the greatly admired lady.
WILKENSON-BOYER May 4, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
SEBASTOPOL RESIDENT WEDDED MAY FIRST
A very quiet wedding was performed in
the courtroom at Mariposa, on Tuesday, by Justice W. A. SCOTT, when
B. WILKENSON of Hubb, Fresno county, claimed Mrs. Winafred C. BOYER as
The ceremony was witnessed by only a few of the immediate relatives of the bride and groom.
Immediately following the ceremony the couple motored to the bride's home in the Sebastopol district. In the evening a large number of the friends of the couple gathered at the ranch home of the bride and tendered them a pleasant surprise party.
The groom is a brother of Chas. WILKENSON, prominent farmer of the Sebastopol district.
CASSACIA, Charles May 11, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Well Known Young Man Answers Call
Charles CASSACIA, a native of
age 34 years, passed away at Colfax on May 3rd from tuberculosis.
Charlie had spent all of his lifetime in the little town of Coulterville where he was born and he was well thought of by everyone.
He enlisted in the army during the war with Germany and saw service on the battle fields of France.
Six overseas comrades of the young man acted as pall bearers, they were: Walter McLEAN, Lucas WASGATT, Albino SEAGALE, John MUSANTE, Ceasar De MARTINA and Eugene GARBARINO.
To mourn their loss he leaves his parents, two brothers, Floyd and Merrill, and one sister, Mrs. Philip NOCE, all of Coulterville.
The funeral services were held at Coulterville on Saturday last and was very largely attended.
CALVIN-McLAUGHLIN May 11, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER COULTERVILLE GIRL MARRIED AT STOCKTON
Irene HESTER Mc LAUGHLIN, eldest
of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McLAUGHLIN of Stockton and Webber M. CALVIN of
same city were married at 1 o'clock p.m. last Sunday in the chapel of
Many friends of the young couple were present at the ceremony. A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents on east Rose street, in honor of the event.
Mrs. CALVIN was a former resident of Coulterville where she lived with her parents for a number of years.
REYBURN, Wilma Ruth May 18, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Former Mariposa Girl Taken By Death
Formally presented on her death bed
the college degree for which she had sacrificed her health, Wilma Ruth
REYBURN of San Francisco, 22-year-old coed of the University of
passed away clutching the precious sheepskin and murmuring:
"Now I can die happy."
The deathbed graduation, sole tragedy of its kind in the annuals of Western universities, occurred Friday night at 10:30 o'clock, in the infirmary of the Berkeley campus. The diploma was conferred by Miss Elizabeth SHERMAN, superintendent of the hospital, as the representative of President David P. BARROWS.
Graduate 33 minutes.
Instead of the cap and gown of the
vision, there were the white draperies of mortal illness. Instead of
brilliant crowd of the coming Wednesday's public ceremony in the Hearst
Greek Theater, there were the bowed figures of her grieving father,
younger brother, and a knot of silent nurses moved to tears. But Wilma
REYBURN was content. The four year struggle of her life's desire had
victoriously, though at the lip of the grave. At 11:03 o'clock,
minutes a girl-graduate, she died.
Planned to be a Teacher.
Miss REYBURN was studying to become a
high school teacher of English literature.
Always a eager student, a year ago the girl began to lose her health. But she would not leave college for the needed rest. She was determined to graduate with her class.
Here occurred the final stages of the pitiful struggle between the yearning for education and what was ever more clearly seen as the shadow of certain death.
Examinations come thick and fast in the senior year. Six weeks ago Miss REYBURN, after a difficult examination, collapsed in her room. She was removed to the university infirmary.
Here, under the care of Dr. Robert T. LEGGE and Dr. Ruby CUNNINGHAM, she began to improve, but worried perpetually for fear she would lose her college credits. At last the nurse of the infirmary took action. They petitioned the faculty to certify the girl for graduation.
Assurance came from one professor after another that she would graduate, examinations or none. Her comfort, then, was that she would be able to appear with her class in next Wednesday's exercises.
And Then a Relapse.
On Friday afternoon she suffered a
"I won't graduate after all- I won't live until Wednesday!" she sobbed. Then the nurses again took action.
Miss SHERMAN at 9 o'clock Friday evening telephoned Recorder James SUTTON. SUTTON rushed to his office secured Miss REYBURN'S degree from the pile of 2,000, just signed by Governor RICHARDSON, and gave it to Miss SHERMAN with authorization to confer it on the dying girl. She received it and passed away with a smile.
Funeral ceremonies were held last evening. When the girl's body is laid to rest at Santa Clara today the sheepskin will lie in her coffin.- San Francisco Examiner.
McCREADY, Charles May 18, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSAN DIES IN WASHINGTON
Charles McCREADY, age 61, a native of
Mariposa county died at the home of his sister, Mrs. C. L. RICE of
Washington, on May 8th.
Mr. McCREADY had been in poor health, suffering from stomach trouble.
He leaves a widow and several children and a brother, John R. McREADY, of Yosemite Valley.
The funeral was held at Clarkston on Thursday, May 10th.
LEWIS, John May 18, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
YOSEMITE EMPLOYEE DIES AT MADERA
John LEWIS, son of D. S. LEWIS of Madera, passed away at the Madera sanitarium on Monday of this week from the results of injuries he received while employed in a saw mill in the valley last December. A splinter, thrown from the saw struck LEWIS in the head, injuring the skull. He underwent an operation in San Francisco and was believed to be almost fully recovered, but, recently an abscess formed on the brain and another operation was necessary which resulted in the man's death.
SMITH, Mrs. Mary May 25, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER OAKVALE RESIDENT CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. Mary J. SMITH, pioneer of
county, for many years a resident of the Oakvale district, passed away
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. COUGHRAN at San Gabriel last
after an illness extending over a long period.
The deceased was a native of Arkansas, having been born there in 1836. She would have been 87 years of age had she reached her next birthday, November 16 of this year.
Mrs. SMITH crossed the plains by ox team in 1862 coming soon to Mariposa county where she married in 1866 and resided until 1889 when she moved to Rosedale.
She leaves four sons and one daughter to survive her, J. A., W.C., and C. G. SMITH and Mrs. COUGHRAN.
The funeral was held on Tuesday.
Vitals June 1923 Mariposa Gazette
June 1, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
June 8, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
June 15, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 15, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
SERVICE-TURNER- At Ceres, California, June 6, 1923, Elwin SERVICE and Mary TURNER, both of Ceres, California.
WRIGHT-ELDER- At Mariposa, California, June 11, 1923, William B. WRIGHT, 55, and Daisy ELDER, 39, both of Fresno.
Died June 15, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
RICHARDS- At Mariposa, June 9, 1923, Conrad RICHARDS, age 18 years, a native of California.
ZISTLER- At Mt. Bullion, Wednesday, June 14, 1923, Adolph ZISTLER, a native of Germany, age 28 years.
June 22, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 22, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
ROWLAND-PIERSON- At Cathay, Sunday, June 17, 1923, James M. ROWLAND, 28, and Isabel PIERSON, 23, both natives of Mariposa Co., and residents of Cathay.
Died June 22, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
COULTER- At Empire, California, June 11, 1923, George COULTER, a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, age 77 years, 1 month, 9 days.
TRUSTY- At Merced, Saturday, June 16, 1923, Mrs. J. F. TRUSTY (nee Miss Angelina CAVAGNARO), a native of Yosemite, Mariposa Co., age 27 years.
June 29, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MARRIED June 29, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MILLER-GARBARINO- In Los Angeles, Calif., June 22, 1923, Robert T. MILLER of San Francisco and Lurline GARBARINA of Coulterville.
THOMPSON-AXT- In San Francisco, June 26, 1923, Jack W. THOMPSON Jr., 25, and Elsie L. AXT, 25, both of San Francisco.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
McELROY-McCULLOUGH June 1, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
PALO ALTO COUPLE JOINED IN WEDLOCK
On Saturday, June 26th, Gerald R. McELROY, 25, and Nevada McCULLOUGH, 21, both of Palo Alto, appeared before County Clerk GALLISON and secured the necessary document by which Judge J. J. TRABUCCO was authorized to pronounce them man and wife in the courtroom at Mariposa, a few minutes after the license was issued.
FREYSCHLAG-BAGBY June 1, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Prominent Girl Will Become June Bride
Cards have been received by many
in Mariposa this week, announcing the wedding of Miss Elizabeth
BAGBY and Mr. Herman E. FREYSCHLAG of Santa Clara county, on June 19th.
The bride to be is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BAGBY of Bagby Mariposa county and is the possessor of much grace and charm, making her very popular with everyone throughout the county.
The wedding will take place at the home of the young lady's parents.
HICKS, William M. June 1, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
SANTA BARBARA MAN DIES IN YOSEMITE
William M. HICKS, Santa Barbara
farmer, passed away early yesterday morning at Yosemite where he had
sojourning with his family for the past week.
The remains were brought to Merced yesterday to the local undertaking parlors, from where they will be shipped today to Santa Barbara, where the funeral services will take place.- Merced Star, May 30.
STOCKFIETH-FARNSWORTH June 1, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER MARIPOSA GIRL MARRIED AT BERKELEY
On Monday, April 30th, Miss Marjorie
FARNSWORTH, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas FARNSWORTH, formerly
of Mariposa but now on Berkeley, and Mr. Henry STOCKFIETH Jr. of
were united in marriage.
Mrs. STOCKFIETH is a graduate of the Mariposa high school and has a large circle of friends in Mariposa county.
The young couple will make their home in Berkeley.
FREYSCHLAG-BAGBY June 8, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Popular Native Daughter is June Bride
A very quiet and pretty wedding was
at the Bagby home on the Merced River at 11:45 a.m. last Monday June
when Elizabeth Winnefred BAGBY, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. A.
BAGBY became the bride of Herman E. FREYSCHLAG of San Jose, the
being performed by Rev. F. M. BUCK of Mariposa.
Only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present.
Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served, after which the happy young people departed for Los Angeles by automobile where they will spend a two-week's honeymoon.
They will be at home in their new bungalow near San Jose about June 20th where they will be pleased to welcome their many friends.
Mrs. FREYSCHLAG is one of Mariposa county's most popular native daughters and is possessed of much charm and she has a large list of very close friends in the county. The groom is a very popular and successful orchardist of near San Jose.
RECTOR-BIGELOW June 8, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY COUPLE MARRIED HERE
Ray RECTOR, 19, a native of Texas,
of Chowchilla, Madera Co., and Grace BIGELOW, 26, a native of
resident of Turlock, appeared before County Clerk Gallison at Mariposa
on Monday, June 4th, and secured a marriage license. The young
being not of legal age, it was necessary to have the consent of the
which latter was properly furnished.
The couple proceeded to hunt up Rev. F. M. BUCK who performed the necessary ceremony, making them man and wife.
ZISTLER, Adolph June 15, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Premature Blast Fatal To Princeton Miner
Adolph ZISTLER was instantly killed
his companion, John MILNER, was seriously, though not fatally, injured
by the premature explosion of a blast in the Princeton mine at Mt.
at 6:20 o'clock a.m. Thursday.
The two men had been at work on what is known as the "Graveyard" shift in the 300 foot level, and were about to shoot a round of holes before going off shift. The fuses which had been cut short, were "spitted" when Mr. MILNER warned his companion that he was "staying to long and would get killed," and then made a start for the skip just as the explosion occurred. Milner was knocked to the ground and painfully injured about the back and head. ZISTLER was killed instantly, the body being badly maimed.
The dead man who is about 28 years of age, was a native of Germany and has a mother and a sister living in that country, also a cousin in San Francisco. MILNER is about 30 years of age and Dr. RUTLAND who is caring for him, says he will recover.
ZISTLER was a member of the crew that broke through into the Argonaut mine in Jackson at the time of great mine disaster last summer, when more than 40 miners lost their lives.
The Coroner went to the scene of the accident and held an inquest on Thursday morning. The funeral will be held at Mariposa today.
SERVICE-TURNER June 15, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Former Hornitos Girl Marries At Ceres
A very pretty lawn wedding was
at the home of the groom's parents near Ceres at 8 o'clock p.m.,
June 6th, when Miss Mary TURNER, second eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George TURNER of Ceres, became the bride of Elwin SERVICE.
The lawn of the beautiful county home was artistically decorated for the occasion and the bridal couple made a very pretty picture beneath the glow of many colored electric lights.
After a brief honeymoon spent in San Francisco and other bay cities the young people returned to Ceres and will make their home with the elder SERVICE family, until such a time as their new home is completed.
RICHARDS, Conrad June 15, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
High School Boy Passes Away at Mariposa
Conrad RICHARDS, a 18-year-old
of the Mariposa High School, passed away at the home of Dr. J. L.
in Mariposa from paralysis, brought about by eating green fruit.
The boy who lived with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. CHITTUM, of the Ruth Pearce mine near Hornitos, had been in poor health for several days.
One evening last week he and some other boys friends went coon hunting and at the Blockman orchard they ate some half-ripe fruit which caused the RICHARDS boy great distress. Dr. McDANIELS was called to the Ruth Pearce on Friday afternoon of last week to attend the patient and owing to his serious condition, the Dr. thought advisable to bring him to Mariposa which he did that evening. He gradually grew worse until the end came shortly before noon on Saturday.
The boy's mother was on her way from Marysville to be with her boy and did not know of the death until she met those who were taking the body to Merced for embalming.
Conrad had been a student of the Mariposa High School for several months and was very popular with his classmates and teachers.
Besides his mother he leaves a younger brother to mourn their lose.
The body was taken to Marysville for internment.
BEALS- MANCHESTER June 15, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG BERKELEY COUPLE MARRIED IN YOSEMITE
On Sunday, June 10th, County Clerk W.
E. GALLISON was called upon to forego a part of his day of rest and
to the courthouse where a marriage license was issued to Ralph L.
21, and Dorothy T. MANCHESTER, 20, both of Berkeley.
After securing the valuable document, the young couple proceeded on their way to Yosemite, where, later in the week, they were joined in wedlock under the towering cliffs of the "world's wonderland.
TRUSTY, Mrs. J. F. June 22, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Bear Valley Lady Dies At Merced
Mrs. J. F. TRUSTY of El Portal who
removed to the hospital at Merced several days ago for treatment,
away in that city on Saturday forenoon from paralysis of the throat.
Mrs. TRUSTY had been making her home in El Portal since last December and had apparently been in perfect health and the malady which resulted in her death, came suddenly and resulted fatally, in spite of all that medical science could do for her.
Mrs. TRUSTY, who was Miss Angelina CAVAGNARO of Bear Valley, was born in Yosemite twenty seven years ago, where her father, Angelo CAVAGNARO, was a prominent storekeeper. Her father also conducted a store in Fresno Flats and he was killed there by an Indian.
"Angie," as she was familiarly known by her many friends, was a girl of sweet disposition and kind hearted. She was married to Mr. TRUSTY in December of last year and their brief union was a very happy one.
Besides the husband, J. F. TRUSTY of El Portal, she leaves a mother, Mrs. Margaret DEDMAN and three brothers: Angelo, Frank and Louis CAVAGNARO all of Bear Valley.
The funeral was held at Bear Valley on Monday afternoon and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends.
COULTER, George June 22, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
COULTERVILLE PIONEER IS BURIED IN TOWN THAT BEARS HIS NAME
Funeral services were held in
on Thursday of last week for George COULTER, pioneer of the town which
bears his name, who passed away at Empire, Stanislaus Co., on the
George COULTER was born at Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was at the time of his death, aged 77 years, 1 month, 9 days.
He came to California with his parents when a small child and settled at Coulterville which town was named for his father. Both father and son were prominent hotel keepers in Coulterville and in Tuolumne county.
Deceased is survived by two daughters, one son and a sister, Mrs. Annnie KENNEY of Lake Tahoe.
ROWLAND-PIERSON June 22, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Isabel M. PIERSON Is June Bride
Miss Isabel PIERSON and James
ROWLAND were united in marriage at the Cathay church at 2 o'clock last
The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion; green bamboo and young leafy cat-tails, whose heads were an exquisite golden green formed the background for a bower of pink sweet-peas and roses. Hanging baskets of ferns descended from the ceiling, while potted begonias and mountain ferns adorned the pedestals.
The alter was a mass of feathery blooming carrot-ferns, with baskets of sweet-peas interspesing.
To the strains of Lohengren's wedding march, played by Mrs. John UPTON, the wedding party came down the aisle. Miss Rachel ROWLAND led, followed by Mrs. Mary BURKE, a sister of the bride, as matron of honor. The bride was followed on the arm of Mr. UPTON, who gave her away. Immediately following were, Miss Hattie PIERSON, Elanor ROWLAND, Mary NORMAN, Loretta HOULIHAN, Myrtle GIVENS and Ester LEDSON, intimate friends of the bride and groom.
The groom was attended by his brother, Kenney, and Everett BAGBY, as best man, who entered with Rev. BUCK from the vestry and met the bride at the altar.
The impressive ring ceremony was used. Reverend F. M. BUCK, local pastor officiating.
In conclusion, the bridal party marched to the Sunday School alcove where the congratulations of the church full of guests were received.
The bride wore a beautiful pearl tinted crepe gown, the conventional veil, the crown of which was of rose point lace, long a heirloom in Mrs. GIVENS family. Her only jewelry was a string of pearls, the wedding gift from the bridegroom.
The briedesmaids were dressed in French blue and pink, with picture hats to match, and carrying sweetpeas and ferns.
Sixty of the immediate relatives of the bride and groom assembled at the George GIVENS' home, where an informal reception was held, luncheon was served and very numerous and beautiful shower and wedding gifts were inspected.
Mrs. ROWLAND is a graduate of the Mariposa High School, and has been prominent in Cathay in club and church circles, serving for the past four years as secretary of the Sunday school in a very efficient manner.
Mr. ROWLAND has a very active four year war record, was for two years foreman of the "Bobbie Mines" and now holds a responsible position in the Stockton Iron WOrks.
LANDBERG, Carl June 29, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of Carl LANDBERG, contractor, who was killed while at work on the Yosemite Lumber Company's incline railroad near Clearinghouse, last Tuesday, when 60 sticks of giant powder exploded at his feet, was held in Mariposa Friday, internment being in the I. O. O. F. cemetery under the rites of the order.
Vitals July 1923 Mariposa Gazette
July 6, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 6, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
HANSEN-YOUNG- At Mariposa, Saturday, June 30, 1923, Leo HANSEN, 22, of Handford AND Ether L. YOUNG, 19, of Dinuba.
Died July 6, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
LEIDIG- At Fresno, Thursday, June 28, 1923, Mrs. Isabel LEIDIG, a native of Scotland, age 76 years.
TULEY- At Usona, Mariposa county, Friday, June 29, 1923, Ingomar TULEY, a native of California, age 31 years.
July 13, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Died July 13, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
HAMLET- At Merced, Monday July 9, 1923, Frank B. HAMLET, a native of Missouri, age 48 years.
ZIMMERMAN- At Sugar Pine, Madera county, July 9th, 1923, John F. ZIMMERMAN, a native of Mariposa county, age 49 years.
ADAMS- At Merced, Tuesday, July 10th, 1923, Arthur T. ADAMS, a native of Hornitos, Mariposa county, age 55 years.
July 20, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
July 27, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries and marriage announcements
TULEY, Ingomar East July 6, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
HERO OF WORLD WAR LAID TO REST AT MARIPOSA
Ingomar East TULEY, born at Paso
California, January 29, 1892, died June 29, 1923.
His early life was passed in San Luis Obispo county from where he removed, with his parents, to Fresno in 1906 and while there, he learned the automobile mechanic trade at which he excelled. Later he located a homestead in Mariposa county at Usona, in the year 1915.
Soon after coming to Mariposa he contracted the pneumonia which nearly cost him his life, and only the careful nursing and untiring care of his mother, brought him through nearly a year of sickness.
Before he was entirely recovered he answered the call of his country where he served her well in France, always at the front until the armistice was signed, when he went into Germany with the army of Occupation. His services was in the 348 Field Artillery, 91st, Division, where he served as chief mechanic and returned with a service record marked "Excellent."
His health was impaired by the horrors of war and by German gas from which he never fully recovered and which led to his untimely death.
Ingomar was a loving and dutiful son. He made his mother his confidant and first in all considerations. His father was his comrade, his sister his ideal and he held a place in the hearts of his brothers that no other could fill. He was kind and considerate to his aged uncle and a friend to all who knew him, and was loved as a son by old neighbors and acquaintances.
He had a beautiful character and no matter how depressed he might be within, he always had a smile and a pleasant word for all.
He leaves behind a host of friends who will never forget him.
Loyal H. CRUMB.
HANSEN-YOUNG July 6, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
VALLEY COUPLE ARE JOINED IN WEDLOCK
Leo HANSEN of Handford and Esther L. YOUNG of Dinuba appeared before county Clerk GALLISON on Saturday of last week and secured a license to become wedded. They proceeded to locate Reverend F. M. BUCK who performed the necessary ceremony at the local church.
LEIDIG, Mrs. Isabel July 6, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER LADY OF YOSEMITE VALLEY PASSES AWAY AT FRESNO
Mrs. Isabel LEIDIG, 76 years of age,
a native of Scotland and a pioneer resident of Mariposa county, passed
away at Fresno on Thursday morning of last week.
Mrs. LEIDIG was the wife of the late George F. LEIDIG and leaves to mourn her passing, five daughters. Miss Bell LEIDIG and Mrs. HULDAH GILBERT of Los Angelese, Mrs. June LAMPSHEAR and Miss Alice MYLES of San Francisco, and Mrs. Kate ELAM of Course Gold and four sons, George, F.L. and C.T. LEIDIG of San Francisco, J. H. L. LEIDIG of McCLOUD, and R. S. L. LEIDIG of Oakland.
Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by Reverend A. M. WILLIAMS of the Presbyterian church at the Jay funeral chapel at Madera. Internment in the Arbor Vitae cemetery.
Mrs. LEIDIG was prominently identified with the early history of the state, having gone to the Yosemite Valley in 1866, where she operated the first hotel in that wonderland before a wagon road was built and all supplies were taken in by pack animals and the tourist traveled by horseback.
The LEIDIG hotel became famous for its cooking, where a President of the United States, princesses, lords and dukes were entertained.
Charles LEIDIG, her son, was the first white child to be born in Yosemite and her daughter, Mary, was the first person to be buried in the Yosemite cemetery.
After leaving the valley, Mrs. LEIDIG owned and operated the Raymond hotel for a number of years. After disposing of this property she resided in San Francisco, having gone to Fresno quite recently.
CARMICHAEL, Joseph July 6, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
WELL KNOWN HORNITOS FARMER DROWNS IN MERCED
Funeral services for the late Joseph
CARMICHAEL, who was drowned in the Merced river at the Shaffer bridge
Arundale are pending today, the arrival of a nephew from Stockton, the
only known relative of the deceased in this country.
The accident occurred about 2:30 Sunday afternoon while a large number of people were swimming in the river close by the scene of the drowning. Mr. CARMICHAEL who had been at the river during the day approached Gus HENDEVILLE of the Troy Laundry, who, with a party of Merced people, was swimming under the bridge and asked to borrow a bathing suit. Securing this, he began swimming toward the other bank of the stream and when about halfway across, he was seen to turn over and gasp, going down the last time. The Merced party plunged in the stream and brought the man to shore but although resuscitation methods were employed, life was extinct.
Mr. CARMICHAEL was a pioneer of Merced county and had ranch holdings both here and in Mariposa Co. He was a native of Scotland and was 7 years of age.- Merced Star.
ZIMMERMAN, John F. July 13, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
J. F. ZIMMERMAN Killed At Sugar Pine
Much sadness was brought to Mariposa
and the surrounding country on last Monday morning, when word came that
John F. ZIMMERMAN had been killed a few hours before by a falling tree
while at work for the Madera Sugar Pine Company at Sugar Pine.
Mr. ZIMMERMAN was working in the woods when the accident occurred, where other workmen were falling timber, and was struck on the head by a flying limb. The injured man was rushed to the hospital but passed away before reaching there.
John F. ZIMMERMAN was born at the old ZIMMERMAN ranch on the southern slope of Mt. Buckinham 49 years ago and this has been his home ever since when not employed during the winter months at the Sugar Pine Company's camp where he was a trusted and very competent employee for more than twenty years.
His parents passed away a number of years ago and for the past ten years he made his home with his sister, Mrs. D. M. PATERSON.
John, as he was familiarly known was a young man of sterling qualities, honest, upright and just in all of his dealings with his fellow man. He was a kind neighbor, always willing to extend a helping hand to those in need or distress. Everyone who knew him as a friend and many today are saddened at his untimely and tragic death and from these many friends the deepest sympathy goes out to the bereaved relatives.
The body was brought t the Paterson home and from there conveyed to the Catholic cemetery at Mariposa on Tuesday afternoon where the last solemn rites of the Native Sons' Order of Merced were held, he having been a member of that order.
The casket was carried to the grave by six of his fraternal brothers: E. J. GANN, A. B. TURNER, D. K. STODDARD, J. C. GROSJEAN, J. L. DEXTER and J. H. OLIVER. The services being conducted by R. COTHRAN, Louis MILBURN Lewis SCHROEDER and I. H. REUTER. The Catholic burial service was recited by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO.
To mourn his untimely passing the deceased leaves a sister Mrs. D. M. PATTERSON, two brothers, Charles and Edward ZIMMERMAN all of Mariposa also many other near relatives.
HAMLET, Frank B. July 13, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Frank B. HAMLET Dies At Merced
Frank HAMLET, well known resident of
Merced for the past thirty years, passed away at his home on Twentieth
street, Merced on Monday afternoon, shortly before four o'clock after
illness of about three weeks, following an attack of influenza. His
developed into the sleeping sickness and all hopes for his recovery had
been given up more than a week ago. Funeral services were held at the
in Merced on Wednesday afternoon, internment being in the Le Grand
Frank HAMLET came to Merced in 1891 from his native town of Mount Carmel, Mo., and for a time worked for S. M. PATE on his ranch near Merced. On December 24, 1896 he was married to Miss Harriet TURNER of Le Grand.
In 1896, Mr. HAMLETT moved to Mariposa where he engaged in the barbering business for a number of years returning to Merced in 1915 and opening a barber shop in the Hotel El Capitan. Later he moved to his present shop on Seventeenth and L street. He had a host of friends in Merced and Mariposa counties who well fell strongly his passing.
Deceased is survived by his widow and two children, Mrs. Albert BONDSHU of Modesto and Everett HAMLET of Merced, his father, T. C. HAMLET, and a brother, T. C. HAMLET both now living in the east, an uncle, E. W. HAMLET of Le Grand and a cousin, J. HAMLET of Merced.
ADAMS, Arthur T. July 13, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Former Hornitos Man Killed By Train
Arthur T. ADAMS, ditch foreman of the
Merced Irrigation district, while driving on last Tuesday morning on G.
Street, was struck and instantly killed at 8:05 o'clock by a Southern
passenger train No. 109, approaching Merced from the south.
Mr. ADAMS was driving an irrigation district Ford car with a box "slipo" body behind to carry tools. He came to the track at the G street crossing, and either did not see the train or thought perhaps he could cross ahead of it, when the machine was struck near the middle, pinning the rig and driver to the pilot and they were carried down the tracks a distance of 200 yards before the engineer could bring the train to a stop. Mr. ADAMS was apparently killed instantly. The automobile was a mass of twisted wreckage. Coroner W. M. GRIFFIN was summoned and took charge of the remains of Mr. ADAMS removing the body to the undertaking parlors.
Mr. ADAMS and family lived at 744 Fourteenth street coming here from Hornitos two years ago and purchased the old home of Mrs. A. J. MEANY. Last summer Mr. ADAMS took a position as ditch foreman for the irrigation district, working through the summer and resuming the work again this year.
Arthur Thompson ADAMS was born in Hornitos, January 6th, 1868, and was therefore past 55 years old. Fifty-three of those years were spent at the old home ranch near Hornitos and two years ago he came to Merced as above stated. His father, William ADAMS Sr., died last year at the ripe old age of 92 and was buried in Merced. The mother died some years ago.
Mr. ADAMS leaves the widow and two young sons, Arthur and Charles, to mourn his tragic and untimely death. He also leaves three sisters and two brothers- Mrs. George HERREN, William ADAMS and Morgan ADAMS of Merced and Miss Florence ADAMS and Mrs. Amy GILES of Hornitos.
Mr. ADAMS was a member of Merced Lodge No. 352, Woodmen Of The World.
Train 109 of the S. P. this morning which struck and killed Mr. ADAMS was in charge of Engineer J. D. HOYT, Fireman H. G. ARCHIBALD and Conductor J. H. CARDWELL. - Merced Sun.
Mr. ADAMS was one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Hornitos and his tragic death has caused much sorrowing in his home town.
Funeral services were held in Merced at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, under the direction of the Woodsmen, internment in the Merced cemetery.
COLLIVER, Thomas July 13, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
AN OLD RESIDENT OF MARIPOSA COUNTY PASSED AWAY
Thomas COLLIVER, for many years a
of Hornitos, Mariposa Co., passed away at his home in San Jose on
evening, July 2nd, at the age of 74 years, 9 months.
Mr. COLLIVER, more familiarly known as "Uncle Tom COLLIVER," was a native of Cornwall, England. He came to this country, a young man, in 1874, coming directly to Mariposa county and for a number of years worked in the "Washington Mine" at Quartzburg and various other mines in Mariposa county. About 23 years ago, he, with his family, removed to Almaden Mine, Santa Clara county and later to San Jose, where he has since made his home.
In 1876 he was married to Miss Harriet SENIOR of Hornitos, and to them were born five sons- William, Fred and Rev. George COLLIVER of San Jose; Thomas and Mathew COLLIVER of the firm of "Hills Bros." of San Francisco, all of whom are left with their mother to mourn the loss of a kind father and loving husband.
The funeral took place on Thursday, July 5th, at the First Methodist church in San Jose, of which he has, for many years, been a faithful and devoted member. Mr. COLLIVER was loved by young and old alike and many and beautiful were the floral offerings from devoted friends.
MONNETT, Mrs. R. B. July 20, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Our town was shocked and filed with sadness when a message came telling of the death of Mrs. R. B. MONNETT. Mrs. MONNETT made many pleasant visits to Briceburg and she will be missed by her many friends.
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WALLMAN-ASHWORTH- In Merced, Monday, August 27, 1923, Harold G. WALLMAN, 21, and Grace E. ASHWORTH, 19, both of Ben Hur.
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COOK, James August 3, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
JAMES COOK DIES AT MERCED HOSPITAL
James COOK died at the county
yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock following a lingering illness from
cancer. The deceased was 63 years old. He was born in San Joaquin
and was the last member of his family. He was unmarried.
His brothers were Frank, Benjamin, Arch and William. The latter was auditor of Merced county for several terms.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from Welch and Griffin chapel with internment in Masonic cemetery.- Merced Sun, July 30.
CRITTENDEN, James A. August 3, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Modesto Lawyer Killed In Auto Collision
Modesto, July 31.- James A.
about 32 years of age, well known attorney of this city, and formerly
Turlock, was instantly killed on the highway this side of Dublin last
when, apparently after he had fallen asleep, his car crashed into a
laden fruit truck proceeding toward the bay region.
The body was taken to Oakland, where CRITTENDEN has just taken his mother. The inquest and the funeral will be held there.
Jack I. PHILLIPS of Modesto was an eye witness of the tragedy. He was driving a truck toward Modesto, and was traveling about twenty-two miles an hour. CRITTEHDEN, who was driving a light coupe, passed him just outside of Dublin, going about twenty-seven miles an hour, and in good control of his car. PHILLIPS noticed him begin to wobble slightly, as though he were not fully conscious, and a moment later he crashed head on into the fruit truck coming in the opposite direction. His car was turned end for end, and crashed through a guard rail on the highway.
The engine was driven back through the car, and the wheels were broken. The body and frame were reduced to a twisted mass of wreckage. CRITTENDEN was badly mangled, and died instantly. The truck was so damaged that it could not proceed on its own power.
W. H. LOWRIE, driver of the truck, was coming in from Merced. He said he slowed down almost to a stop when he saw the coupe approaching him rapidly on the wrong side of the road, but was unable to avert the crash.
HANAN, Mr. and Mrs. Asa August 3, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Sister of Well Known Cathay Man Killed
WOMAN SHOT TWICE WHILE ASLEEP IN BED
Temporary Mental Breakdown Held Responsible For Violent Deed
While apparently suffering from a
mental breakdown, believed to have been induced by overwork, Asa E.
39, rancher, instantly killed his wife, Maud, aged 36, by shooting her
twice through the brain as she lay asleep by his side in bed at the
home on 633 University Avenue, to-day. HANAN then turned the gun on
and fired one shot into his brain, inflicting a wound from which he
a few hours later at a local hospital.
The first two shots from a .22 caliber target pistol awakened the three small HANAN children, Helen, 12, Elmer, 9, and Genevieve, 7, who were asleep in an adjoining room. Believing the noise to have come from the outside the eldest girl did not leave her bed.
Children Find Parents
The third shot, which the father
into his own brain, caused the youngsters to arise and run into the
to find their mother dead and their father mortally wounded and lying
the floor where he had fallen after the shooting.
They rushed from the house and called their friend and neighbor, Mrs. A. M. HENSLEY, who lives across the street from the HANAN home at 636 University Avenue. Mrs. HENSLEY called the police.
When the officers arrived with Deputy Coroner Henry ROSS they found Mrs. HANAN lying on the bed, apparently asleep and her husband and slayer lying in a pool of blood on the floor, close beside the bed where he had fallen after shooting himself.
Two Shots Find Mark
Mrs. HANAN was shot through the
of the forehead and behind the ear. Either shot would have caused
the police said.
HANAN shot himself through the center of the forehead. An X-ray examination by Dr. E. L. BENNETT at the Burnett Sanitarium revealed that the bullet had passed through HANAN'S brain and lodged against the back of the skull, inflicting a wound which the physicians said would be fatal.
Motive Apparently Lacking
Other than the temporary insanity
relatives to-day were unable to advance any information regarding a
for the dual tragedy. The HANANS enjoyed an ideally happy home life,
of any hint of marital or financial troubles, according to Foreman L.
brother, and P. S. REESE, brother-in-law of Mrs. HANAN.
The belief that HANAN was unduly influenced by religious teachings was advanced by relatives who said that up to a year ago he had given little thought to religion. At that time he became converted during an evangelistic campaign.
Attended Many Meetings
Since that time, they said, he had
a great deal of his time to religion and has spent two or three nights
each week in attending religious gatherings.
Within the past few weeks Mrs. HANAN had mentioned to her relatives that her husband's actions were unusual, and on one occasion she remarked that he followed her about the house continuously through an entire day.
Revolver Was Borrowed
The revolver with which the double
was accomplished was borrowed from one of his wife's relatives several
days ago, according to REESE. HANAN asked for the loan of the gun to
ground squirrels on his forty-acre ranch. The relatives hesitated about
loaning the gun, which he prized highly, and offered a small caliber
in its stead.
HANAN objected to taking the rifle, REESE stating that he could do more effective execution against the pest if he had a pistol. He wanted to wait until the squirrels climbed over the bank of the ditch from which he was irrigating. Upon this representation the revolver was loaned, REESE said.
Overwork is Blame
In a discussion with Dr. BENNETT
relatives said the strain of overwork evidently had unsettled HANAN'S
and led to the laying of the plan for the murder of his wife and the
of his own life.
The HANAN and DAY families, the latter that of Mrs. HANAN are well known in several communities of the San Joaquin Valley. HANAN formerly was a member of the firm of O. B. HANAN and Son of Selma, where he was engaged in business for several years. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. B. HANAN, now live on route 1, box 170-a, Dinuba. He is survived by two brothers, Clude HANAN of Kingsburg and Richard, and three sisters two of whom live at Kingsburg, and another in Idaho.
Relatives In Valley
Mrs. HANAN is survived by her mother,
who makes her home with a brother, F. L. DAY, of 1275 Echo Avenue, and
four other brothers and sisters. They are F. F. DAY of Le Grand, E. S.
DAY of Merced, and Mrs. P. S. REESE of 1265 Echo Avenue, Mrs. S. A.
of 255 Calveras Avenue and Mrs. E. EDWARDS, also of Fresno.
The bodies of the couple were taken to Lisle and Ross morgue, where an inquest probably will be held to-morrow. -Fresno Bee, July 31
PLASTER-FOWLES August 3, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MISS TRULY FOWLES BECOMES BRIDE OF M. L. PLASTER
Saturday, July 21, a wedding of
took place in Stockton when Miss Truly FOWLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
T. W. FOELER of this city, was united in marriage to Max Lawrence
The ceremony was performed in the afternoon at two o'clock at the First M. E. church parsonage, Rev. BATES officiating in the presence of the necessary witnesses.
The bride was born and reared in Merced. She was a graduate of the local schools and for the past two years has held a position at Hartman's. She is an attractive brunette and very popular among members of the younger social set. Possessed of a remarkably clear sweet soprano voice, she has been in much demand at musical affairs. During the past few weeks a number of bridal showers and other society events have been given in her honor.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. PLASTER of Cameron, Texas. He was with the Standard Oil Company here for a time and is now at the office in Walnut Grove, where, after a honeymoon trip, the young couple will reside. - Merced Sun.
TRABUCCO, Eleanor August 10, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Pioneer Lady of Bear Valley Is Summoned
Mrs. Eleanor TRABUCCO, age 82, a
of Sestri, Italy, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Delida
BERTKEN, of Mariposa on Tuesday, August 7, 1923, at 1 o'clock p.m.
Mrs. TRABUCCO'S health had been failing for a number of years but recently her condition grew critical and her passing which was quiet and peaceful, was not unexpected by her many relatives.
Thus closes the life of a member of one of Mariposa county's most prominent and highly respected families.
Born at Sestri in sunny Italy, August 15, 1841 and married to Louis TRABUCCO, October 23, 1860. Following the marriage, the couple came directly to Bear Valley where they conducted a general merchandise store for more than 50 years, Mrs. TRABUCCO managing the business after the death of her husband on August 6, 1883. His death occurring just 40 years and 1 day previous to his widow.
Mrs. TRABUCCO was known throughout the county for her many deeds of kindness and charity to those in need and distress. When Bear Valley was a thriving city and the hardships of the early pioneers were many, her charity and sympathy was always first to be extended. Today, only a very few of those pioneers with whom her early life was closely associated, remain to pay a last solemn tribute at the bier of a "true and loyal friend."
Her life was greatly devoted to her children, and to them was accorded the deepest tenderness, love and care as well as the best advantages and opportunities for education and advancement.
Mrs. TRABUCCO is survived by the following named children: Judge J. J. TRABUCCO and Mrs. Delida BERTKEN of Mariposa; Frank T. TRABUCCO of Mt. Bullion; John B. and Louis TRABUCCO of Bear Valley; also the following named grandchildren: Eugene TRABUCCO, Louis TRABUCCO, Louis MILBURN, Agnes TRABUCCO, Mrs. Eleanor WESTFALL, Julia TRABUCCO, Mrs. May HAM, Frank TRABUCCO, Joseph TRABUCCO, Ralph TRABUCCO, Mrs. J. MEAGHER, Mrs. Ellen SIMPSON, Mrs. Adeline UDELL. Mrs. Minnie VASCHE and Mrs. Mildred WILLIAMS. Also many other relatives in this county and throughout the sate.
The funeral was held at Bear Valley at 2:30 o'clock p.m. Thursday, Reverend George DOYLE of Merced officiating, internment being in the family plot beside her husband and two daughters, the latter children having died in their infancy.
A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends followed the body to its last resting place.
BRESCIA, Mrs. Teresa August 10, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER LA GRANGE WOMAN IS DEAD
Mrs. TERESA BRESCIA, one of the early settlers of La Grange, passed away Sunday morning at the family home, following a lingering illness. The deceased was about 78 years old and was one of seven sisters. Only one, Mrs. Amelia SEMORILE, survives. Mrs. Margaret OLCESE, Mrs. G. GARIBALDI, Mrs. TISCORNIA, Mrs. SANGUINETTI and Mrs. CAMISONIA have all passed away in the last few years. Four children are left to mourn her loss: Frank and John BRESCIA, Mrs. Angelina BUTTS and Mrs. Millie FEE. The funeral was held Wednesday and was attended by John OLCESE, Bakersfield; Mr. and Mrs. Frank GARIBALDI, Miss Mary GARIBALDI, Mrs. M. DUNCAN, Merced.- Merced Sun, Aug. 3
COUZ, Joseph August 17, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MAN KILLED WHEN TRUCK LEAVES ROAD
Joseph COUZ, laborer, was instantly
and William BORDEN, driver was seriously injured last Wednesday when
truck being driven by the latter ran down the steep grade leading from
Merced Falls to Pleasant Valley.
It appears that the brakes of the truck refused to work, allowing the heavy machine to run wildly down the grade finally overturning after having torn up several feet of wire fence, the latter severally cutting the occupants of the car.
Other men who were riding in the truck bruised and cut.
The body of the dead man was brought to Mariposa by the coroner and buried in the public cemetery on Thursday.
The truck in this accident is the same one that plunged over the grade below Coulterville three weeks ago with a 71/2 ton load of machinery for the Yosemite Lumber Company at Hazel Green.
BARKER-KELLEY August 17, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Former Teacher Is Married
Cards have been received by friends
Mariposa this week, announcing the marriage of Miss Edna L. KELLEY to
Samuel BARKER, at San Mateo, on Thursday, July 5th, 1923. The newlyweds
will be at home at Berkeley Inn, Berkeley, California, after August
Miss KELLEY will be remembered by Mariposans as the instructor in the commercial department of the Mariposa High School during the 1921-22 school term.
MASSAENGALE, W. H. August 24, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER RESIDENT OF MARIPOSA COUNTY DIES
W. H. MASSENGALE, 70, pioneer settler
of Cathey Valley, died at his home near Merced last Wednesday morning
injuries he received two weeks ago while engaged in tearing down an old
Mr. MASSENGALE settled in Cathey Valley in the late 70's. He is survived by a widow and seven children.
The funeral will be held in Merced on Saturday afternoon.
LOWE, Leslie August 24, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
COULTERVILLE BOY MAY BE VICTIM OF AUTOMOBILE
Redding, Aug. 22- Mystery surrounds
death of Leslie LOWE, 28, of Manteca, who was found by his brother,
LOWE, in a semi-conscious condition in a road one mile from Carbon,
Pacific Gas & electric Company's Camp Pit No. 1. The lower part of
LOWE'S body was crushed so badly he died two hours after being found.
In moments of consciousness LOWE muttered words that indicated he had been run down and crushed by an automobile. -Merced Star.
WOLFE-ROBINSON & ADAMS- OLSEN August 24, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
TWO YOSEMITE COUPLES SECURE MARRIAGE LICENSES
On Saturday, August 18th, marriage
were issued at the County Clerk's office, at the courthouse in
to Edwane S. WOLFE, 27, a native of Iowa, and Janet ROBINSON, 23, a
of Pennsylvania, both residents of Yosemite and to George ADAMS, 52, a
native of Massachusetts, and Helen A. OLSEN, 38, a native of Illinois,
both residents of Yosemite.
The former couple were married by the local justice while the latter couple returned to Yosemite to have the nuptial knot tied.
STULL-PINOCHET August 24, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
COUPLE FROM YOSEMITE SECURE MARRIAGE LICENSE
Harold D. STULL, 24, a native of Utah and resident of San Francisco, and Miss Bessie PINOCHET, 23, a native of CHile and resident of San Francisco, were issued a marriage license at the County Clerk's office in Mariposa on Tuesday. The couple autoed here from Yosemite.
HARRIS-MARRS August 31, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
VALLEY COUPLE MARRIED BY LOCAL MINISTER
Virgil W. HARRIS, 30, a native of
and Mary E. MARRS, 28, a native of Springfield, Missouri, were issued a
marriage license by the County Clerk at Mariposa on Monday.
The couple later sought the services of Reverend F. M. BUCK and were united at the M. E. parsonage.
DRUM, Frank G. August 31, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Y. V. R. R. PRESIDENT DIES AT SAN FRANCISCO
Frank G. DRUM, builder of the Yosemite Valley Railroad and president ever since the road was constructed, died at his home in San Francisco on Tuesday, August 29, from hemorrhage.
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MENTZER, George C. September 7, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
George C. MENTZER Dies at Groveland Hospital
George C. MENTZER, 58, a native of
Mariposa county, died at the Groveland hospital Thursday morning at 8
from stomach trouble.
Mr. MENTZER had been suffering from the trouble which caused his death for a number of years and had recently gone to the hospital at Groveland for special treatment. His death was sudden and unexpected.
George MENTZER who was born and raised in Coulterville and spent his entire lifetime in this vicinity was a man most highly respected and well liked. Much of his early life was spent in mining, but several years ago he gave up this work and moved, with his family, to El Portal where he has since been employed as roadmaster on the Government highway between El Portal and the Cascades.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kate Mentzer, who is now in Torrence, Los Angeles county, and two brothers, Supervisor C. I. MENTZER of Coulterville and Roland MENTZER of Bakersfield.
The funeral will be held in Coulterville on Saturday.
HILLIARD, Mrs. Margaret September 7, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA PIONEER WOMAN DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER
Mrs. Margaret HILLIARD, a native of
aged 82 years, 3 months and 7 days, died at the home of her daughter,
Mary HAMPTON in Sonora, on Friday of last week. Her death was due to
age. Deceased had been a resident of California 57 years and for many
her home was in Mariposa county, where she was known and highly
Besides Mrs. HAMPTON she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Daisy
THOMAS of Arizona and Mrs. Clara RIDGWAY of San Francisco, and one son,
William HILLIARD, of Mariposa county.
The funeral, which was private, was held last Sunday, internment being in the Masonic cemetery.- Sonora Union Democrat.
LORD, Delbert E. September 7, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MERCED FALLS BOY DIES OF LOCK JAW
Delbert E. LORD, eight year old son
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. LORD, died at Yosemite hospital at Merced Falls
Wednesday of lockjaw brought about by an infection in a cut in the foot
sustained some months ago. The would had healed but the poison is
to have remained in the cut, causing tetanus which could not be
by the physicians.
No funeral arrangements have yet been made. The boy, who was born in Hornitos, lived with his parents on a ranch two and one half miles from Merced Falls.- Merced Star, Aug. 31.
JOHNSON, Miss Georgia September 7, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MISS GEORGIA JOHNSON DIES IN EAST
Word was received by relatives in Hornitos recently, of the death of Miss Georgia JOHNSON, sister of Mrs. C. VAVAGNARO of Hornitos at her home in Missouri. The cause of death was infection following an operation.
unknown September 7, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
UNKNOWN MAN FOUND DEAD IN MERCED RIVER
Coroner JOHNSON was called to
Mariposa county on Wednesday to hold an inquest over the body of an
man found floating in the river near that place.
A rope, to which was tied a heavy rock, was tied around the man's shoulders and would indicate a case of suicide according to the verdict of the Coroner's jury.
No clue as to the man's identity has been found.
WILSON, James September 7, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
JAMES WILSON FOUND DEAD IN CHERRY VALLEY
James WILSON who, with a party of
was hunting in the Hetch Hetchy county and who had been missing since
last Sunday morning, was found dead in Cherry Valley on Wednesday after
the surrounding country had been combed night and day by searching
who presumed that WILSON was lost. Heart failure from over exertion is
supposed to have caused his death.
Mr. WILSON was well known in Coulterville, he having married Miss Lena GARBARINO, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Angelo GARBARINO, Coulterville pioneers.
The funeral was held at Sonoma on Thursday at 4 o'clock p.m.
GOULD, Dr. E. B. September 14, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
SONORA DOCTOR DIES FROM HEART DISEASE
Sonora, Sept. 11- Dr. E. B. GOULD, prominent physician of this place for many years, died this morning of heart disease at the age of 67 years. He was a native of Maine and stood high in Masonic circles. Dr. GOULD was associated with Dr. G. C. WRIGLEY and Dr. Homer ROSE. Following the funeral services the body will be sent to Stockton for cremation.
LEWIS, Alfred September 14, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Negro Is Dead From Gunshot Wound
Alfred LEWIS is dead and Ford
is in the hospital at Merced as a result of a shooting affray that took
place at Merced Falls last Sunday morning about four o'clock when Billy
FREITAS emptied his shotgun loaded with buckshot at the men as they
from the FREITAS camp located about 50 yards above the bridge at Merced
Falls just within the Mariposa county line.
LEWIS was hit in the back, some of the buckshot entering the abdominal cavity, WILLIAMS has a broken arm and a badly injured leg but will recover.
Both the dead man and WILLIAMS are negros. LEWIS, in making a dying statement to District Attorney MILBURN at the Merced county hospital on Tuesday night, said that he, in company with WILLIAMS, visited the FREITAS camp and that they had been drinking with FREITAS and his wife. A quarrel ensued and , as the negros fled from the tent. FREITAS fired two loads of buckshot at them.
FREITAS version of the affair is that the two negros entered the tent where he (FREITAS) and his wife were asleep and attacked them and choked them, when FREITAS grabbed his shotgun and fired in self defense.
FREITAS came as far as Mt. Bullion on Monday to give himself up to the officers but did not come to Mariposa. He returned to Merced Falls, leaving word there that Sheriff TURNER would find him at his ranch near Turlick. TURNER went here on Wednesday and arrested FREITAS, bringing him to Mariposa and lodging him in the county jail.
LEWIS died at the Merced county hospital Thursday and a charge of murder will be placed against FREITAS.
WILSON, James September 14, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
HUNTER FALLS TO DEATH FROM HIGH CLIFF
In the account of the death of James
R. WILSON as appears in the Sonora Democrat last week, death was not
by heart failure but from a fall over a high cliff while hunting in a
The Democrat gives the following account of the accident:
James R. WILSON, a native of this county, aged 45 years, fell to his death from a precipitous bluff in the Lake Elinor country last Sunday.
Last Saturday he and his brother, Wm. H. WILSON, left Groveland on a deer hunting trip into Cherry Valley, where they made camp. Sunday morning he went hunting and about 10 o'clock a shot was heard by his brother. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon an electrical storm, accompanied by a heavy fall of rain and hail, prevailed.
WILSON did not return to camp that night, but that fact did not disturb his brother, who was impressed that he had hunted afar and undoubtedly had found lodgings in some old Hetch Hetchy camp. When he did not show up by noon the next day the brother became uneasy and got word to his brother in law, John MEYER of Groveland, who immediately spread the news, and with a large party of searchers started for the Cherry Valley. The searchers were organized into groups and a systematic hunt was made for the missing man. It was carried on Monday and Tuesday unceasingly between daylight and dark without result. By this time the searchers were convinced that WILSON was ill, injured or dead. The search had been largely made in a section remote from camp. Wednesday morning the 40 men engaged resumed the search. Shortly after leaving the camp, one of the parties, headed by Chas. H. BAIRD and Rico CASSARETTO, noticed an peculiar odor in the air which as they advanced, became more pronounced and they readily conceived it to be that arising from decaying human flesh. They followed the odor and within half a mile of the camp found the dead body of WILSON prostrated upon a sand flat at the bottom of a rocky bluff 40 feet in height. His rifle was leaning against the rocky wall as though he had placed it there while resting. An empty cartridge was in the barrel, indicating that a shot had been fired. An investigation indicated that WILSON had fallen from the crest of the bluff. Assuming that he had fired the shot about 10 o'clock Sunday morning, it must have been a deer, in which event he would of thrown a loaded cartridge from the magazine into the chamber. An examination of the rifle revealed a rocky substance on the hammer showing that it had contacted with a rock and the cartridge had thus exploded. Wilson body bore no bullet wounds. But one side of his face and skull were crushed in, clearly from striking a rock in his downward flight it is surmised that he walked on the bluff at about 2 o'clock when the severe electrical storm, accompanied by a heavy fall of rain and hail, took place across a wide sweep of country in that region. It is assumed that at this time WILSON was hunting on the bluff, a likely place for deer, when the storm broke in all its fury. Pulling his hat tightly down over his head, he started hurriedly for camp, and in the blinding lightning flashes and beating rain and hail, he stepped off the bluff in probably the most unsafe and dangerous spot it presented. In the next instant his body went hurtling down the cliff to the bottom. Instant death must have been his portion.
ANDERSON-BLACK September 21, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued in Merced last week to P. E. ANDERSON, 21, and Miss DAISY M. BLACK, 19, Miss BLACK was a former resident of Quartzburg, Mariposa county.
HOWARD, Capt. William J. September 21, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
PIONEER AND RANGER NEAR DEATH'S DOOR
A letter recently received at the
office from Ida T. DESMOND of Portland Oregon, was to the effect that
father, Capt. William J. HOWARD, was very ill and the doctor in charge
had said that the life of the old pioneer could not be prolonged but a
Captain HOWARD is in his 97th year and is the only surviving member of the "California Rangers" who paroled this section of the state during the early mining days.
GILES-EUBANKS September 21, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Fig Bar Couple Joined In WEDLOCK
Charles G. GILES, 57, a native of Virginia, and Lela EUBANKS, 47, a native of Texas, both residents of Fig Bar, Mariposa county, were united in marriage by Judge J. J. TRABUCCO at the courthouse in Mariposa on Tuesday morning.
HAGEMAN, Vincent September 21, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
VINCENT HAGEMAN KILLED WHILE DEVELOPING MINE
Vincent HAGEMAN, the youngest son of
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. HAGEMAN of San Andreas, was killed on September 9th
while working in a mine near West Point. He was working alone,
the mine and set off a blast which loosened considerable rock and earth
in an old stope, some of the rock striking him and knocking him to the
bottom of a chute, killing him instantly.
The young man was well known in Mariposa county, having worked in the mines here for some time.
OPIE-MADINA September 21, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG COUPLE ARE UNITED IN MARRIAGE
Miss Edna Katheryn, daughter of Mr.
Mrs. Wm. MEDINA of Shaw's Flat, and Joseph OPIE of Jamestown, were
in marriage last Sunday evening. The ceremony was performed by Justice
of the Peace James OPIE of Jamestown, father of the groom, at the home
of the parents of the bride in Shaw's Flat.
The marriage was a quiet affair, witnessed only by members of the families of the contracting parties. A wedding supper was served and later the happy couple left on their honeymoon trip, which will take them to the Yosemite Valley and other places.
The groom is a young man of good, habits, industrious, and reliable, and the bride, a graduate of the local high school, is a girl of worth and pleasing manners. Both enjoy much popularity and many friends wish for them a life replete with happiness.- Sonora Union Democrat, Sept. 15.
McCUTCHEON, Harold September 21, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Fall From A High Derrick Proves Fatal
Bakersfield, Sept. 17.- Harold
McCUTCHEON, age 24, second son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. McCUTCHEON of
was fatally injured Saturday morning, when he fell from the top of an
derrick on a lease three miles northwest of Ventura.
McCUTCHEON was at work near the top of the derrick. As he leaned far out from the support beams to catch a dangling rope, his life belt gave way and he plunged 42 feet to the derrick floor.
Fellow workmen quickly rendered first aid and later rushed the still unconscious man to the Big Sisters hospital at Ventura, where he was given expert medical attention. For a time his condition was not considered grave by hospital authorities, but shortly after the noon hour he took a turn for the worse and died a half hour later.
At the time of the accident, McCUTCHEON was working as a derrick tender for the Amazon Drilling company, that was drilling a new well three miles from Ventura. He was considered an expert mechanic and was well though of by his employers.
McCUTCHEON was well known in Bakersfield, having lived there all his life here. He was a graduate of the Kern county high school and for several years was prominent in athletics. He is survived by his widow, Ernestine May McCUTCHEON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. WHITE, whom married eight months ago, his parents and two brothers and three sisters. Funeral services to be held Tuesday morning with Rev. E. R. FULLER officiating.- Republican.
The widow is a niece of Mrs. May F. GIVENS of Cathay. Mrs. GIVENS and Mrs. Dick Upton attended the funeral.
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LEDSON-KOONTZ- In Merced, Oct. 23, George LEDSON, age 24, a native of Iowa, resident of Cathay, and Margaret KOONTZ, a native of California, resident of San Francisco.
OTT, infant son October 5, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
EIGHTEEN MONTH OLD CHILD IS DROWNED AT WAWONA
The eighteen month old son of Mr. and
Mrs. OTT was drowned in a water ditch near the hotel at Wawona last
morning, while at play near the mother's home.
Full particulars of the accident had not been learned at this office at the time of going to press.
Coroner JOHNSON went to Wawona and held an inquest. The body of the little boy was taken to Stockton for burial.
Mrs. OTT, who was Miss Myrtle SCOTT of Mariposa, has been engaged in teaching the school at Wawona the past summer and was living there temporarily with her four children. There home being near Stockton.
The sad accident is greatly to be regretted and the sympathy of the entire community is with the stricken parents.
BURDSALL, Mrs. Richard June 5, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
SISTER OF MRS. CARPENTER DIES AT EASTERN HOME
Mrs. Richard BURDSALL of Port Cluster, New York, a sister of Mrs. Howard H. CARPENTER of Mariposa, died, while at her summer home in Great BARRINGTON, Mass., on Sept. 25th.
FISKE, Mrs. Emma October 12, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Emma FISKE Is Called By Death
Mrs. Emma FISKE, wife of Oliver J.
of Coulterville, died suddenly at the Merced county hospital last
Mrs. FISKE had been in poor health for a long time and had been residing at Modesto. She was admitted to the hospital at Merced to be with her husband who was also a patient in the Merced institution.
Mrs. FISKE was 61 years of age and spent many years of her early married life at Coulterville where her husband conducted a blacksmith shop and livery stable.
She was a woman of kindly disposition and had many friends in Coulterville and the surrounding country who will be saddened over her sudden passing.
The body was taken to Modesto for internment.
DAUM, Theodore October 12, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
AGED USONA RESIDENT ANSWER FINAL CALL
Theodore DAUM, 82 years of age, and a
native of Austria- Hungary, died at his mountain home at Usona on
October 6th, after an illness that extended over a period of ten days.
He had no known relatives in America.
The funeral was held at Mariposa on Tuesday morning, internment being in the public cemetery.
MENSING, Charles October 12, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
CHARLES MENSING CALLED BY DEATH
The many friends of Charles J.
will be shocked to learn that he passed away Friday, October 5, at his
home in Santa Barbara from an attack of pneumonia, which had confined
to his bed but for a short time.
Charlie MENSING, as he was familiarly known, was born in Mariposa, Calif., June 5, 1861 and with his family moved to Merced in 1874. In 1887 he moved to San Jose and was connected with J. L. REIDY in the gent's furnishing business. Later Mr. MENSING was connected with the Model clothing house of J. H. LEVY at the corner of First and San Fernando streets, where he made numerous friends by his courteous treatment of those who came in contact with his genial disposition. Later on Mr. MENSING became associated with springs.
Charles J. MENSING was married to Miss Agnes DEVINE of this city May 26, 1890, and to them was born but one child, Loyola, now Mrs. Al MERRIT of Sacramento, who survive him. Others who survive Mr. MENSING are his mother, Mrs. Lena MENSING of Berkeley, now 88 years of age, and the following sisters, Mrs. N. D. GILBERT and Mrs. H. P. BLACK of Fresno, Mrs. Jack GRAHAM of this city, Mrs. E. L. SPINKS of Berkeley, and Miss Elizabeth MENSING of Alameda, and a grandson, Robert GOUX, of Santa Barbara.
Funeral arrangements have not been fully decided upon, but will be announced later.- San Jose Mercury Herald.
JONES, George A. October 12, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MAN KILLED NEAR GROVELAND IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Groveland, Calif., Oct. 4.- Geo. A. JONES, aged 45 years, at various times a worker on the Hetch Hetchy project, was instantly killed last evening when stage No. 96, Yosemite Stage line, went over the grade between Big Oak Flat and this town, as Driver Edward JAYCOX attempted to pass a large truck driven by Eddie WEBB, a Hetch Hetchy worker from Groveland. Injured passengers were R. CONRAD, Sacramento; R. R. RAY of Moccasin, near Groveland, and Thor OLSON of Groveland. None were seriously hurt. A coroners jury has returned a verdict of "unavoidable accident."
WALKER, Aaron October 19, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
AARON WALKER INSTANTLY KILLED WHILE AT WORK
Aaron WALKER of North Fork, an
of the Minarets and Western railroad, was accidentally killed late
afternoon at Central Camp when a switching train supposedly backed into
him and inflicted internal injuries from which he evidently died
WALKER was a brakeman and had been employed with the company for the past nine years. There were no eye witnesses to the tragedy, as he was signaling to the train that is presumed to have struck him. One signal to go backward had been answered by the engineer and it was the continued wait for a second signal that caused the men to investigate. He was found dead by the track.
Mr. WALKER is survived by his wife, Alaska May WALKER, with whom he lived at North Fork, three sisters, Mrs. Bessie DOWNING of San Francisco, Mrs. Gertrude MASON and Mrs. Bella BLISS both of North Fork, and three brothers, George and Charles WALKER of Mariposa and William WALKER of North Fork.
Internment will be made at North Fork.- Madera Tribune, Oct. 13.
WELKE, Edward October 26, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
AGED PROSPECTOR DIES ON SHERLOCK CREEK
Edward WELKE, native of Germany, 73
died at his home on Sherlock creek on Tuesday, October 23rd, from
He had been failing in health for a long time.
Mr. WELKE, who was a miner, came to the mines of Sherlock about 20 years ago, and had lived there ever since. He was quite lucky, at times, in finding considerable gold and he held some mining clams which are thought to be quite valuable, and which are being developed by parties at the present time.
He had no relatives in this state and was buried near his cabin on Wednesday afternoon.
LEDSON-KOONTZ October 26, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
The most interesting event of the week, in this locality, was the marriage, on Tuesday, of George LEDSON and Mrs. Margaret KOONTZ. The young couple motored to Merced on Thursday morning, accompanied by Mrs. LEDSON and Miss Esther, and were married by the minister of the M. E. church, at the parsonage. On Wednesday morning, a truck load of furniture arrived and was soon set up in the cozy home which Mr. LEDSON had already rented for his bride, and the young folks immediately began housekeeping. On that evening, the young people gave the newly weds a very noisy reception and welcome to their new home. George has lived here since a young boy and has a host of friends, young and old, to wish him and his charming wife, a long life of happiness.
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GREEN- At Merced, California, Nov. 27, 1923, Garner W. GREEN, 81 a native of New Hampshire.
GORDO- At Merced, California, November 28, 1923, Joseph A. GORDO, 78, a native o Portugal.
Obituaries and marriage announcements
BRUCE, Nelson November 2, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
NELSON BRUCE FOUND DEAD THIS MORNING
Word was received here this morning that Nelson BRUCE of Usona was found dead at his home there. Mr. BRUCE recently returned from the Soldiers home and was apparently in good health. He was a member of the Merced lodge, I. O. O. F.
BRUCE, Nelson October 9, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
NELSON BRUCE FUNERAL HELD LAST SATURDAY
The funeral of the late Nelson BRUCE, who was found dead at his home in Usona last Friday morning, was held at Mariposa on Sunday under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. Lodge, Mr. BRUCE having been a member of Merced Lodge of Odd Fellows.
McFEELEY-WILKENSON November 16, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
An event of general interest was the
marriage at Concord on October 12th, of Miss Helen WILKENSIN and Mr. J.
Harold McFEELEY of San Francisco. Mr. and Mrs. McFEELEY journeyed to
on last Sunday to bring the announcement of their happiness to numerous
Mrs. McFEELEY is the eldest daughter of Mrs. Mary WILKENSON and the late John WILKENSON, both prominent educators in our county and other parts of the state, and also the grand daughter of Mr. J. B. WILKENSON who has always been associated with the educational interests of our county, Mrs. McFEELEY is herself an exceptionally successful teacher and a young woman of brilliant attainments in various lines. She is now teaching in the Stockton city schools but will reside in San Francisco, where the groom's family is socially prominent.
Mr. McFEELY is a graduate of Washington University and after the Armistice, spent two years in Berlin where he was sent by the American Commission.
KERWICK, Mrs. John W. November 23, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. John W. KERWICK Dies From Injuries
Word came to Merced late yesterday
that Mrs. John W. KERWICK of Stockton had passed away at 9:30 o'clock
the morning at a local hospital, Mrs. KERWICK was knocked down by an
a week ago today and suffered a compound fracture of the skull. An
to relieve the pressure on the brain was made but pneumonia followed
Mrs. KERRICK'S maiden name was Carolina DAVIS and she lived with her parents at La Grange, later going to Coulterville. Her early married life was spent in the bay section and about fifteen years ago the family moved to Stockton.
Mrs. KERRICK was a woman of strong personal charm and led a useful life. She will be greatly missed in the home and community where she was loved by a large circle of friends.
The deceased is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Alan MARTIN, Katherine and Carolina KERRICK. Mrs. Evelyn JOHNSON of Merced was a sister-in-law of Mrs. KERRICK.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence.
Besides Mr. and Mrs. Allan MARTIN and Mrs. C. D. MARTIN, who are in Stockton, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. RUDDLE, Mrs. Delwin SHUMAN, Miss Alice RUDDLE, Mrs. Evelyn JOHNSON, Garland RUDDLE and C. D. MARTIN will motor from Merced tomorrow to attend the funeral.- Merced Sun, Nov. 16
YOUNG, William November 23, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
WILLIAM YOUNG, MARIPOSA PIONEER, DIES SUDDENLY
William YOUNG, 67, a pioneer settler
of Mariposa county, died suddenly last Monday morning while riding on
mail stage from Merced to Mariposa.
Mr. YOUNG had been visiting with the Wm. DODSON family in San Francisco and was enroute home with John REDMAN, who carries the mail between Merced and Mariposa. When near Tuttle he took ill and died before assistance could be summoned.
Mr. YOUNGS parents settled at Bridgeport a few miles south of Mariposa and most of his early life was spent there. The last few years he had been living in Cathay Valley.
He is survived by a widow and other relatives in Mariposa county and San Francisco.
The funeral was held on Wednesday, internment being made in the family plot where his father and mother are buried.
BRUCE, Nelson November 23, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
Editor Gazette: I desire to say just
one word regarding our old friend and neighbor, Mr. Nelson BRUCE, who
at his place near Usona last Thursday night. He had been a resident of
this part of California for a great many years, having come here from
his native state, when a very young man.
Nelson BRUCE was a good man. Honest, free-hearted and obliging, he was liked by every one who knew him. No one was quicker than he to respond to the call of his community or his country. He enlisted in the army at the opening of our war with Spain and served until its close.
His health began failing more then a year ago and he was granted a pension for disability. Some months ago he went to the soldiers' Home at Sawtelle, where the doctors told him he could live but a short time, and I think that it was his longing for his old home which brought him back. He had been home but a few days when his heart failed him and he lay down and died as peacefully as he had always lived.
May his soul rest in peace.
J. K. TULEY
GORDO, Joseph November 30, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
GORDO RITES TO OCCUR ON FRIDAY
Funeral services for Joseph A. GORDO,
Tuolumne and Mariposa pioneer, who died at the family home here
morning will be held at 9:30 o'clock Friday morning at the Catholic
Rev. George DOYLE officiating.
Mr. GORDON was born in Portugal 78 years ago. He came to America in 1865 and located in Tuolumne county where he engaged in mining. Later he moved to Cathey Valley in Mariposa where he lived for thirty years, and a few years ago moved to Merced, In 1877 Mr. GORDO married, and the widow, Joaquina GORDO, survives with the following children: Mrs. Harry HANSEN and John GORDO of Merced, and J. W. GORDO and Frank GORDO of Cathey Valley.- Merced Star, November 29.
GREEN, Gardner W. November 30, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MARIPOSA PIONEER IS CALLED BY GRIM REAPER
Gardner W. GREEN, 81, for years a
of Mariposa county, died yesterday morning after a month's illness at
county hospital. Funeral arrangements last night were being help up
word from relatives.
The late Mr. GREEN had served in the capacity of Justice of the Peace for the Bear Valley township No. 2 for the past eight years, holding that office at the time of his death. He was a printer by trade, learning the art of typesetting on the Mariposa Gazette in 1854 when the late L. A. HOLMES was editor and proprietor of that publication.
Mr. GREEN was compositor on several San Francisco newspapers in the early sixties, working on the California Alta, Call and Chronicle over a period of years. He returned to Mariposa in 1870 and engaged in mining for several years.
Surviving is a sister and several nephews and nieces. - Merced Star, November 28.
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CARNE-HOPE- At Groveland, Saturday, December 15, 1923, Raymond E. CARNE and Galdys Mae HOPE, both residents of Groveland.
Died December 21, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
SMITH- At Saratoga, Calif., Tuesday, December 11, 1923, Salome SMITH, a native of Canada, age 76 years.
GANN- At Mariposa, California, Sunday, December 9th, 1923, Elias N. GANN, a native of Missouri, age 73 years.
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SMITH, Mrs. Salome December 14, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MRS. SALOME SMITH CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. T. B. PRICE of Mariposa received
a message on Monday telling of the sudden death of her grandmother,
Seloma SMITH, at Saratoga early that morning, from heart failure.
Mr. and Mrs. PRICE left at once for Stockton to be in attendance at the funeral which will be held in that city on Wednesday.
Mrs. SMITH will be pleasantly remembered by many Mariposans, on the occasion of her visit at the PRICE home last summer, and all will be sorrowed to hear of her sudden passing.
GANN, Elias Newton December 14, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
E. N. GANN Is Called By Death
Elias Newton GANN, pioneer settler
one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Mariposa
died at his home in Mariposa at 1:15 o'clock last Sunday morning,
9th, from heart trouble. He had been in poor health for several years
two weeks ago his condition became grave, and his death was not
Elias Newton GANN was born in Holt county, Missouri, April 2nd, 1845, and was at the time of his death, 77 years, 8 months and 7 days old. In company with his parents and other members of the family, he crossed the plains by ox team in 1851. They settled first in Napa county later coming to Cathey Valley and finally to White Rock, which place has been the home of the deceased ever since, excepting the brief periods spent at Mariposa. Mr. GANN'S entire time had been given to stockraising and this business was followed with great success. During the past few years he had associated himself with his two sons, William and Elias J in the cattle raising and farming industry.
Mr. GANN was a good man, and a man of great moral courage. He was honest, upright and just in all of his business and social dealings and a true friend of all whom he came in contact: we doubt if any man held ill will towards Elias GANN, at the time of his death, and after his many years of business dealings in the county.
The deceased is survived by his widow, three sons, William of White ROck, Henry of Oakvale and Elias J. of Mariposa, three daughters, Mrs. Sadie ROBINSON of Madera, Mrs. E. DAY of Merced and Mrs. Ida TURNER of Le Grand, also three sisters, Mrs. Rachael WILLS, Mrs. Nancy LAUDER and Mrs. Sarah MITCHELL, one brother, J. W. GANN, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at White Rock on Wednesday at 1 o'clock p.m. internment being in the family plot of the cemetery at that place. A large group of sorrowing relatives and friends, came from afar and near to pay a last solemn tribute to a man they had known well and loved.
CARNE-HOPE December 21, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
MISS GLADYS HOPE IS CLAIMED AS BRIDE
On Saturday, December 15, last, Miss
Gladys HOPE, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. HOPE of
became the bride of Mr. Raymond E. CARNE.
Mrs. CARNE, who is a native of Coulterville, is a young lady of many charms and is popular with a large circle of friends in her home town of Coulterville, and in Groveland. She has been a student at the Stockton high school for sometime and she always excelled in her studies.
Mr. CARNE, who is employed on the Hetch Hetchy railroad, is a young man of fine qualities and is an industrious worker.
The Gazette joins the many friends of the young couple in wishing them a Happy New Year throughout the coming years to follow.
BAUER, Nathallie December 21, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER HORNITOS CHILD DIED AT MERCED
Nathalie, the 9 year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Julian BAUER of Merced Falls, died at the Merced hospital
on Thursday evening of last week.
The child had been in poor health for some time from an affliction of the tonsils and was removed to Merced for treatment.
The remains were taken to Hornitos for burial in the family plot on Saturday afternoon. Internment being in the Catholic cemetery.
OLNEY, Cyrus December 28, 1923 Mariposa Gazette
FORMER COUNTY MAN DIES IN THE EAST
Word was received recently by the
in Stockton of the sudden death of Cyrus OLNEY at his home in Rhode
on November 25th.
Mr. OLNEY was a native of the Red Cloud district, Mariposa county, and a member of one of the large pioneer families of that section. He is survived by three brothers, Alex OLNEY of Stockton, Walter OLNEY of Santa Rosa and George Olney of Los Angeles.
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