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1879-1882 Mariposa Gazette
Vitals January 1879 Mariposa Gazette
January 4, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Married January 4, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
MARSHALL- EVERSON- On the 18th, instant, at the Presbyterian Church, Mendocino City, Miss ANNIE J. MARSHALL to Mr. Oscar W. EVERSON, both of Mendocino City.
January 11, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Married January 11, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
LAMPSON- GIVENS- At the residence of the brides uncle, Jos. F. HARRISON, Esq. of Stockton,Dec. 29, 1878, by Rev. W. A. FINLEY, Pres. P. M. College, Miss Lou LAMPSON, of Stockton, to Mr. John H. GIVENS, of San Francisco.
YOUNG- SEARING- At Merced City, Dec. 24, 1878, by Rev. J. K. P. PRICE, Miss Agnes YOUNG,to Mr. Charles SEARING, all of Merced.
HOLTZEL- HOBRON- At the residence of the brides parents, Hobron Mill, Mariposa County, January 1, 1879, by B. F. MORRIS, J.P., Miss Elizabeth HOLTZEL to Mr. Samuel Douglas HOBRON.
Accompanying the above notice we received a
token of remembrance in the form of wedding cake, with wine deferred
we call around, for which the happy couple will please accept our
The fathers of the newly married pair, Mr. George W. HOBRON, and Mr. Daniel HOLTZEL, belong to our list of olden-time friends, who rank among the best citizens of Mariposa county. Our best wish is that they may live to witness the anniversary of this pleasing event many times,and enjoy the fruits of the marriage of their children, and the pleasure and happiness of being called grand-pa by a multitude.
DIED January 11, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
ROYAL- Near Hornitos, January 1, 1879, John S. ROYAL, native of Alabama, aged 49 years.
DAVID- In Mariposa, December 19, 1878, Louis DAVID, native of France, aged 60 years.
ASHMAN- In Fresno, December 31, 1878, J. Scott ASHMAN, aged about 51 years.
January 18,1879 Mariposa Gazette
January 25, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Married January 25, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
McPHERSON- CLARK- In Yuba City, January 15, 1879, by the Rev. J.M. ALSANSON, Miss Sallie McPHERSON, to Rev. J. S. CLARK.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
Utter/COFFMAN wedding Jan 4, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
The UTTER-COFFMAN Nuptials
Owing to the fact that the marriage of Capt.
E. S. UTTER and miss Lizzie M. COFFMAN was celebrated at a late hour on
friday, we were unable to make more than a mere notice of the affair in
our last issue. As the weddings was by far the most elegant and grand
of the kind which has ever taken place in Mariposa county, and as the
and groom are held in such high esteem in this county, we feel it to be
our pleasant duty, and one which the numerous friends of the newly
pair will appreciate, to give a more extended notice.
Capt. E.S. UTTER, the groom has long and favorably known to all frequenters or visitors of Yo Semite Valley, for a number of years. He is a genial, refined and polished gentleman, and it is needless to add that on this occasion he showed to the very best advantage.
Miss Lizzie M. COFFMAN, the bride, was raised from mere infancy in this county, and her hold on the affections of Mariposans has yearly increased and strengthened by her amiableness, sweetness of disposition and kindness of heart, until we had began to think that she belonged to all of us. To her loving disposition are added a handsome face and figure, she at all times being the pattern of neatness and comeliness. On this occasion she looked more lovely than ever.
Over two hundred invitations to the wedding were delivered to heads of families, making the number of invited guest not less than five hundred.
Promptly at the hour, 2 o'clock p.m., on Friday, December 27th, the day celebrated throughout the Christian world to St. John the Evangelist, over three hundred of the invited guests arrived at the Odd Fellows' and Masonic hall, and where ushered to seats on both sides and west end of the spacious room. Shortly after the arrival of guest, we, in common with others, were agreeably surprised to hear sweet music from the Hornitos Brass Band, which had unexpectedly arrived and where stationed at the entrance to the hall. The band discoursed sweet music until the arrival of the bridal party. One marked feature of the occasion, and one we deem very creditable to those concerned, was the promptness with which every part was carried out. The guests had but a few minutes to wait, when Mrs. McCLENNATHAN, of Merced, who was seated at the organ, struck up the Wedding March. It was plain to all that no common hand fingered the keys, as the notes which came from the instrument were evidence at once conclusive, that an artist invoked the sound.
As the first note from the organ floated across the large hall, the door of the anti room opened and in walked the bridal party. First came Joseph H. MILLER and Miss Josephine MILLER; next J. W.COFFMAN and Miss Eugenie ZIGNEGO; then W. B. COFFMAN and Miss Lucy JONES. These constituted the groom's-men and brides'-maids; next came the groom and the bride. As each couple reached the center of the room they separated and moved to the right and left, leaving room for the groom and bride in the center, all facing the west end of the hall. The instant the party was in position the music stopped, and the Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, resident pastor of the Methodist Church, faced the bride and groom, and in an impressive manner recited the beautiful marriage ceremony of the Methodist Church. After pronouncing them man and wife, he invoked a blessing upon the newly married couple. At this juncture the Brass Band struck up a soul-stirring march and congratulations became the order. The corps of assistants headed by Messrs. George STEWART, Milton AGAIN and Joseph LIND, proceeded to open the champagne and to cut the cakes. At the east end of the hall was a table containing five dozen quart bottles of champagne, five dozen glass goblets, and eleven large beautifully frosted cakes; in the center was a very large one with the name of the groom, E. S. UTTER, raised in the frosting; flanking the grooms' cake on each side were brides cakes- the one to the right having the figure of clasped hands and the one on the left, the figure of a bride on top, with the name of the bride, Lizzie M. COFFMAN on each; immediately back of the grooms' cake was a special one bearing the cabalistic legend, "Mariposa Gazette," the receipt of which we, right here, gratefully acknowledge. The remaining seven cakes were marvels of elegance. The bride ws dressed in ashes-of-roses silk, made princess en train trimmed with rich fringes of the same shade and orange flowers; a handsome veil and wreath of orange flowers completed the already elegant costume. We should state that the only jewelry worn by the bride was a set of plain ear-drops.
Miss Lucy Jones, first brides'-maid, wore white, made princess en train, trimmed with blue silk and white lace. Miss Eugenie ZIGNEGO, second brides'-maid, wore white Swiss, princess with trimmings of blue. Miss Josephine MILLER, third brides'-maid, wore Swiss, princess en train with trimmings of blue.
The groom and his aids were dressed in a manner befitting the occasion.
The reception lasted two hours, during which time the band rendered various pieces, adding greatly to the pleasure of the company. The arrival of the band was a real surprise to all, but a very agreeable one. It is composed of the following named gentlemen: Mr. T. SMITH, leader; Messrs. Wm. ADAMS, Fred BARCROFT, J. BAUER, Wm. BUCHEUAU, My. MILLS, and Masters E. ADAMS and Henry LESSMAN.
The bride was the recipient of many beautiful and valuable presents. We will give a list of articles and names of the donors, as far as we have been able to discover the same:
One of Taber's best and highly finished parlor organs- Mr. and Mrs. COFFMAN.
One gold and silver cake knife, with case- Mr. and Mrs. L. F. JONES.
One silver card receiver- Miss Lucy JONES.
One half dozen silver spoons and forks- Mr. and Mrs. George BERNHARD of Fresno.
One large book of organ music- Mr. and Mrs. McCLENATHAN, of Merced.
One cochin shell mat- Mrs. CORCORAN.
One large cake- Mr. and Mrs. Geo. STEWART.
The whole affair and its surroundings was one
of the most pleasant and agreeable events which it has ever been our
to witness, and will long be remembered by the hundreds who were
We trust that the future life of Mr. and Mrs. UTTER will be filled be
full of pleasure and unalloyed happiness as that of the most favored of
At the conclusion of the ceremonies at the hall, the party proceeded to Schlageter's Hotel and partook of a splendid supper, given by the Masons which was enjoyed by all who had an appetite for such a feast. After supper the wedding party led the way to Stewarts Hall, where dancing was inaugurated and kept up till early morn. Thus ended one of the happiest and most eventful days which ever occurred in the village of Mariposa, and will not be forgotten 'een many a day.
ROYAL, John S. Jan 4, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Homicide.- On Wednesday last in the vicinity of Indian Gulch, about six miles from Hornitos, a terrible homicide was committed by one Henry IVY striking John S. ROYAL in the head with the handle of a pick, containing the eye of the broken pick only; and killing him almost instantly. The difficulty was about a mining claim which J.H. MALONE had purchased last year at a tax sale, and held sheriff's deed of. It appears the deceased was availing himself of the mining law requiring a certain amount of annual expenditure upon mining claims, and had jumped the claim; and the claimant MALONE, in company with IVY, came up to the mine and presented to ROYAL a paper purporting to be some evidence of authority by which MALONE held this claim. While ROYAL was reading this paper, IVY picked up from behind and unobserved by ROYAL, the deadly weapon and struck the fatal blow which caused his death. A man by the name of FURGUSON who resides near by, and Mr. MALONE witnessed the tragedy. IVY was in employ of MALONE. IVY gave himself up and MALONE was arrested for complicity. IVY's examination came off before the magistrate at Hornitos on Thursday, and he was sent up to custody of the sheriff on the same day. MALONE's examination was to have taken place yesterday. The foregoing is a statement of the facts as we heard them.
BRUCE, Charles Jan. 24, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Death Notice.- The Bulletin of January 19th notices the death of Charles BRUCE, aged 64, a native of New Jersey. The name of Charles BRUCE is as familiar to us all in this section as that of any person could be. He was for many years Secretary of our Lodge of the Oddfellows in this place, and up to the time of his departure from among us he held membership in good standing in our lodge. He was, during his protracted and painful illness, cared for by the lodge and by his relatives. We do not propose at this writing to speak at length of our old-time friend, although so far as his career here in this locality and of the BRUCE family generally is concerned we are quite familiar. We presume a suitable obituary notice will be prepared by some of the Brother BRUCE'S relatives or friends, which, if written, we will take pleasure in publishing.
Vitals February 1879 Mariposa Gazette
February 1, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 1, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
THOMPSON- In Coulterville, January 16, 1879, Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John THOMPSON, of diphtheria, aged 15 years. Also, on the 20th inst., Emma, sister of Mary, of same disease, aged 13 years.
LEE- At Bridgeport, Mariposa county, January 25, 1879, John LEE, native of Alabama, aged 43 years.
FOLEY- On the Chowchilla, Mariposa county,
January 25, 1879, Edward FOLEY, a native of Maryland, aged 61 years.
February 8, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
February 15, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 15, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
REYNOLDS- Bastrop, Texas, January 29th, 1879. Sherman REYNOLDS native of New York, aged 63 years. [ Deceased is a the brother of the editor of the paper.]
February 22, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 22, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
GROVE- In Hites Cove, February 17, 1879, Maggie, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. GROVE, aged 2 years 3 months and 11 days.
MARRIED February 22, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
WORDEN- FLOYD- In the Baptist Church, in Stockton, February 12, 1879, by the Rev. F. N. BARLOW, Mrs. Virginia FLOYD to Russel WORDEN, all of Stockton.
KIRPATRICK- VANDERGRIFT- Hornitos, Mariposa county February 18th, 1879, by the Rev. S. W. CARR, David Steward KIRPATRICK to Miss Martha Jane VANDERGRIFT.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
Indian Massacre February 1, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Three Indians killed -
one hung- and a squaw
Coroner's inquest, names of the persons with the crime- arrested.
Never, since the organization of Mariposa county, or the existence of the Gazette, which is about 25 years old, has its editor ever been called upon to chronicle such a dastardly, infamous, and inhumane massacre; wherein several Indians were mercilessly slaughtered at a rancheria, while in their quiet slumbers early Sunday morning last about five miles below town; as the bloody deed we are at this writhing attempting to give the public a description of. The first intelligence of the wholesale murder, was brought to town by two squaws, who were present and were probably here within a hour or two after the deed was committed. Notwithstanding the enormity of the outrage, there was a remarkable quietness pervading among the citizens; whispers could be heard from them, asking what is going to be done; no one knew or could find out. Some appeared dumbfounded, others stricken with terror and agonizing suspense. In fact, there was no movement made in an official manner towards investigating the scene of bloodshed. It was however, visited by several during the day, whose curiosity sought gratification at seeing a dead Indian or two, who had fallen by the relentless bullets fired from the rifles or pistols of the white men. It was, as described to us, a scene of carnage never before witnessed in this region of country. There lay promiscuously upon the ground dead, three stalwart young Indian men, each shot through the head; close by was an old decrepit Indian about 70 years of age, who had been hung up by a rope till dead, and afterwards cut down- said to be the father of Willie ROSS, convicted for the murder of THOMPSON, and sent to prison for life. The young Indians were known respectively by the names of Sam, Charlie and Amos. Sam is mentioned as being an excellent farm hand and an industrious laborer. He had during the past year been in the employ of Mr. M. W. QUICK a thrifty farmer on Pea Ridge. Sam leaves a wife and several children. Amos was a promising young Indian, and worked among the farmers and ranchers for a living. Charlie was a step son to Lebrado, a Mexican citizen who resides with his family near Clark's old saw mill, on Bear Creek. Charlie was well thought of generally; he was very industrious and a great support to his parents and his little brothers and sister; and the grief, with which the family seemed over-powered as they passed through town with the body of the ill-fated Charlie, on Monday last; the wail of the poor mother and sobs of the elder sister is about as sorrowing a spectacle as we have witnessed for many a day. Our informant who was upon the ground on Sunday soon after the slaughter; gathered the following from Indian Jeff who had with another Indian Jack escaped from the assassins. Early in the morning, Sam, who occupied the cabin with his family, was awakened by a knock and call at the door. He responded to his name, and requested the outsider to wait till he put on his shoes and he would come out; as he opened the door he was seized and his hands tied behind him. At the same moment, the other Indians who were sleeping in another wig wam, were seized and likewise tied in the same manner, when all five were required to stand or sit down together with a guard over them, while the old Indian was being executed by hanging. Just at this moment a break was made, Sam ran into his own house when he was followed and killed. Jack and Jeff made good their escape. Charlie was shot in the forehead and in the neck= Amos in the eye and in the back- Sam in the head. A favorite old washerwomen about the town, was shot in the side of the face inflicting a severe wound, considered dangerous- supposed to have been a accident- althou' she says the gun was pointed right at her, which is evidently so, or she would not of been hit. On Monday following, a jury was summoned by Capt. J. W. THOMAS J.P. acting coroner, and they proceeded to the locality, where the bodies of the Indians except Charlie, had lain undisturbed since the messenger of death had called them in. The body of Charlie had previously been brought in by his parents, and as they passed through, an inquest was held upon the body.
The following is a copy of the verdict of the Coroners Jury held upon the dead body of Indian Amos, and rendered before J. W. THOMAS, Justice of the Peace, acting coroner. Separate verdicts were rendered upon each of the bodies, differing only in name of the Indian, upon whose body the inquest was held. After the usual form of title, the Jury say;
" We the undersigned jurors, summoned to appear before J.W. THOMAS, Coroner of the town of Mariposa, and county of Mariposa, at 11 o'clock a.m. on the 27th day of January 1879, to inquire into the cause of death of Indian Amos, found dead at the Indian Camp on Humbug Gulch, having been duly sworn according to law, and having made such inquisition after inspecting the body, and hearing the testimony adduced, upon our oaths, each and all do say, that we find the deceased named Amos, was a native of California, age unknown, that he came to his death on the 26th day of January 1879, in this county, by gunshot wounds in his right eye and in his left leg, having been found at the Indian camp four and one half miles south-east of Mariposa, by the instigation of deadly weapons in the hands of the following persons to wit: E.G. LAIRD, Robert LAIRD, Samuel LAIRD, Fred HOLT, John HALE, Nat GREEN, HENDRICKS, and a man unknown."
Henry C. McCREADY,
W. R. KNIGHT,
Michael J. MULLERY,
C. E. FARNSWORTH,
E. S. UTTER, Foreman.
LEE, John February 15, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John LEE.- John LEE, who died at Bridgeport about five miles from Mariposa, on the 26th day of January 1879, was a man well liked by all who know him. His chief occupation was mining, which he followed ever since we have known him. He died of consumption, and left no property that we are aware of. He was a native of Alabama, aged 43 years.
Vitals March 1879 Mariposa Gazette
March 1, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
DIED March 1, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
JENKINS- Hite's Cove, Mariposa county, February 21, 1879, William JENKINS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas JENKINS, aged six years. Also in Mariposa, February 26th, 1879 infant child, about one and a half years old, of the same parents above named. Both died of diphtheria.
March 8, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
March 15, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
DIED March 15, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
SMART- At Hurd's Ranch, Mariposa county, March 8th, 1879, Porter Deming SMART, only son of Mrs. Justus HURD, aged 20 years, 11 month and 8 days.
HOLMAN- At Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sunday, January 26th, 1879, Hon. Cyrus K. HOLMAN, aged 58 years, 1 month and 19 days. [Tulare and Los Angeles papers please copy.]
March 22, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Married March 22, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
GORDON- ASHWORTH- In Mariposa, March 17th, 1879, at Gallison Hotel, by Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, Mr. Thomas GORDON to Miss Nora ASHWORTH.
March 29, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Married March 29, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
FITZE- WILLS- Mariposa, March 27th, 1879, by the Hon. John M. CORCORAN, County Judge, Peter B. FITZE to Martha J. WILLS.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
GIFT, G.W. March 1, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Death of G.W. GIFT.- We are sorry to be compelled to chronicle the death of this gentleman who we have held in high estimation as an extraordinary and a good and useful man. He died on the 11th inst., at his home in Napa, where for a number of years he has been engaged in editing a paper, known as the Napa Reporter, which has conducted with marked ability. Mr. GIFT was a high minded writer and his pen will be missed from the columns of the Reporter, which were read with great interest and admiration by his contemporaries and friends. The Reporter is to be hereafter conducted by the widow of deceased. We wish the paper and its new publisher a long life of prosperity.
HOAGLAND, John March 15, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Accident and Death.- On monday last near Boot Jack Ranch, about six miles from Mariposa on road leading to Big Tree Station, John HOAGLAND, a teamster and driver in the employ of WASHBURN and BRUCE, was accidentally thrown from the wagon, ran over and killed. We have been unable to get the particulars, although a man named Ralph WILLIAMS was with him. From what we could learn it appears that HOAGLAND dropped one of his lines, and in attempting to jump out after it one or both feet caught in the lines remaining, and he fell in such a manner that the hind wheel of the wagon passed over his breast. He lived for some moments after the accident and talked quite freely with Mr. Williams, stating to him that he was going to die and expressed a desire for Mr. WILLIAMS to know something of the affairs of his life; but Mr. WILLIAMS, not supposing that he was so near his death from the fact of his lively expression at the moment, did not give but little heed to what he said about his business. His body was brought to town and buried on Tuesday in the public burying ground. He was about sixty years of age. We did not learn his nativity, or where he was from to this state.
Vitals April 1879 Mariposa Gazette
April 5, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
April 12, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 5, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
COCHRAN- Chowchilla, April 8th, to the wife of R. S. COCHRAN- a daughter.
April 19, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Married April 19, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
HANNAH- PRATT- At the residence of the brides mother, on Pea Ridge, Mariposa county, by Hon. J. M. CORCORAN, County Judge, John C. HANNAH to Theodosia PRATT, April 16th, 1879.
DIED April 19, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
LOWE- At Merced Falls April 12th, 1879, Mrs. Katie LOWE, the wife of J. P. LOWE of Mariposa, aged 18 years and 3 months.
April 26, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birht announcements
Vitals May 1879 Mariposa Gazette
May 3, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Married May 3, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
MYER- CASIDA.- At the Ranch of David P. WOODRUFF, Mariposa county, by S.W. CARR, Justice of the Peace, Mr. A. J. MYER to Mrs. Cornella B. CASIDA.
DIED May 3, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
KIRKPATRICK.- At Hornitos, April 29 David Stewart KIRKPATRICK, a native of Tennessee, aged 51 years.
May 10, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
BORN May 10, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
BENNETT.- At Chapman's Ranch, April 22d, 1879, to the wife of John M. C. BENNETT, a daughter.
Married May 10, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
McELLIGOTT- GOURGUET.- In Bear Valley, April 28, by Rev. Father McNAMARA, Thomas McELLIGOTT to Anniece GOURGUET.
GRANICE- KEOGH.- Sunday evening, May 4th, 1879.
at the parlors of St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, by the Rev.
PENDERGAST, Mr. Harry GRANICE and Miss Katie KEOGH.
The groom is the son of Mrs. STEELE, editress of the "San Joaquin Valley Argus," published in Merced, and in way of good morals, industry and talent, is a prize in the matrimonial lottery; while the bride is noted for her amiable and cheerful disposition. We extend our best wishes to the young couple.]
Died May 10, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
WOLLESON.- At Granite Springs, May 3d, 1879, E da, daughter of J. P. and Mary C. WOLLESON, aged 1 year 9 months and 24 days. [ Tuolumne papers please copy.]
May 17, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Died May 17, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
BARBA- At Princeton, May 18th, Marino BARBA, aged about 118 years.
COSGROVE- At Indian Gulch, May 10th, Hugh COSGROVE, aged 64 years.
May 24, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 24, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
RIDGWAY- In Mariposa, May 21st, 1879, to the wife of Joseph RIDGWAY, a daughter.
Died May 24, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
CLARK- At Clark's Mill, Sunday, May 18th, 1879, David CLARK, a native of New Hampshire, aged 63 years.
May 31, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Died May 31, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
HILL.- In San Francisco, May 23d, Mrs. Margaret HILL, a native of Nantucket, Mass. aged 77 years. [ deceased formerly lived in this place, and was generally known to the community.]
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
McELLIGOTT/GOURGUET Marriage May 10, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Married at Bear V alley.- At Bear Valley, April 28th by the Rev. Father McNAMARA, Mr. Thomas McELLIGOTT to Miss Annice GOURGUET. the young couple have are best wishes for their future life, and our thanks for a liberal supply of delicious cake.
BARBER, Marino May 17, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Thrown from Horse and Killed. - On Tuesday
last, while some boys were engaged in parting stock near Princeton,
BARBER, whose father formerly lived in Green Gulch, was thrown from his
horse. When his companions came to him insensible, and supposed him
Frank POTTHAST was immediately sent to Mariposa for a doctor. Dr. WARD
responded to the call, and after several attempts to procure
finally succeeded in getting a horse from John
FRITZ. When he arrived at Princeton, he found the boy still unconscious, and rendered all the aid in his power, but the unfortunate young man died some time during the afternoon. His parents and family have the condolences of the entire community.
CLARK, David May 24th, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Death of David CLARK.- On Sunday morning last our community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of Mr. David CLARK, one of our oldest and most respected citizens. We have known Mr. CLARK for upwards of twenty-five years, and in all of our associations with him, have never known aught detrimental to his character as a upright citizen and a faithful husband and father. He was formerly associated with J. C. LEMON in the lumber business, but Mr. LEMON having passed away Mr. CLARK has since conducted business himself. We can not speak too highly of his integrity, nor of the respect we have always felt for himself and his family. A widow and four children are left to morn his loss, one of the sons (John) having gone East for his health, and failed to reach home to attend his fathers funeral. A large concourse of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to his remains, and a universal feeling of regret was expressed at the loss of an old friend. The family have our sincere sympthy in their bereavement.
Vitals June 1879 Mariposa Gazette
June 7, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Died June 7, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
HIGMAN- In Mariposa, June 6th, John HIGMAN, aged 5 years, 5 months and 7 days.
June 14, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
PALMER- DUNCAN- At the residence of the brides father, June 8th, 1879, by the Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, Mr. John G. PALMER to Miss Louisa M. DUNCAN.
June 21, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 21, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
THURMAN- ADAMS- Mariposa, June 17th, 1879, by John M. CORCORAN, County Judge, Samuel M. THURMAN, of Merced, to Louisa ADAMS, of Hornitos.
SCOTT- PRESTON- At Streeter's Ranch, Chowchilla, June 18th, 1879, by Hon. John M. CORCORAN, County Judge, Frank P. SCOTT to Julia Anne PRESTON.
June 28, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
ROACH, John June 14, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Found Dead.- On Sunday morning last a man by the name of John ROACH was found dead in his cabin near Bear Valley, and the coroners jury returned a verdict of death by natural causes. Mr. ROACH is an old and estimable citizen of this county and highly respected by everyone.
Vitals July 1879 Mariposa Gazette
July 5, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Died July 5, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
PROBASCO- At Probasco's Ranch, Mariposa county,
June 23d, 1879, Mrs. Charlotte PROBASCO, wife of J. W. PROBASCO, aged
years, 8 months and 13 days.
[ Deceased was a native of New Jersey. Came across the plains to California with her husband and five children in 18?5. Resided in this county since 1857.] St. Louis, Mo. papers please copy.
CAMPODONICO- At Hornitos, Mariposa county, July 1st, 1879, Joseph CAMPODONICO, son of A. CAMPODONICO, aged 6 years and 1 month.
Born July 5, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
CLOW- At Westfalls Ranch, June 28th, 1879, to the wife of Henry CLOW, a daughter.
July 12, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
July 19, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 19, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
PRESOTT- At Hurd's Ranch, Snow Creek, Mariposa county, July 1st, 1879, to the wife of Reuben PRESOTT, a son.
Married July 19, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
REYNOLDS- UTTER- In Mariposa, on July 13th,
1879, at the Odd Fellows Hall, where divine services were held by the
R. A. SAWRIE, of the Methodist Church South, Angevine REYNOLDS to Miss
Frances Adelia UTTER.
No cards. No cake, but congratulations accompanied with kisses innumerable.
Billy KNIGHT, the groomsman, who is a mischievous " cuss" in the presence of a large assemblage, took advantage of the unsuspecting groom and stole the first kiss away! What audacity!.
Died July 19, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
LUDESCHER- At Merced, on Saturday, July 5th, 1879, Annie Mary, wife of Joseph LUDESCHER, aged 50 years, 9 months and 2 days.
July 26, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
DIED July 26, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
McCREADY In Merced, July 20th, 1879, Thomas W. McCREADY, aged 48 years, a native of Ireland.
MOSSMAN- In Mariposa, July 25th, 1879, John MOSSMAN, a native of Scotland, aged 48 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
CAMPODONICO July 5, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Accident and death. - At Hornitos, June 30, a sad accident occurred by the falling into a mining shaft twenty feet deep of a little boy, son of A. CAMPODONICO, aged six years. He with a number of other children were playing in the vicinity of the shaft, where it is supposed he attempted to look down and slipped in, receiving fatal injuries from which he died the next day. This is a hard blow upon Mr. And Mrs. CAMPODONICO, it being the forth son they have lost within the last few years, three of whom died with the scarlet fever
McCREADY, Thomas W. July 26, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Thomas W. McCREADY,- This gentleman died suddenly at the El Capitan Hotel, in Merced, on Sunday night, about 8 o'clock, with hemorrhage of the lungs. He had been as well as usual during the afternoon, but feeling a sensation of suffering he walked out on the sidewalk, when the blood gushed out of his mouth and nostrils and he expired immediately. The body was brought to Mariposa for internment, and placed in charge of his sister Mrs. Jane GALLISON. He was buried on the following Monday in the Masonic cemetery, the funeral ceremonies being conducted by the Masons, who assigned the remains in usual form of the Order to there last resting place. Considering the short notice given and the hasty internment, which was necessitated by the excessive heat, there was quite a respectable concourse of Masonic Brethren, relatives and friends that followed the remains of poor afflicted Tom to his final abode. His death at any moment was not wholly unexpected, for that dreadful malady consumption was fast preying upon his vitals. He was sensible to the fact that the evening of life was at hand, but a lingering hope was in his breast that he might live until fall, and perhaps longer. He was a tombstone-cutter by trade and had just commenced the business in Merced, where if health had permitted he would have done a lucrative business. Mr. McCREADY ws a widower. He leaves behind several sisters and brothers, an aged father, and many relatives and friends to grieve over his sudden departure from them and earth.
Vitals August 1879 Mariposa Gazette
August 2, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
August 9, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
August 16, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
August 23, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
DIED August 23, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
PATRICK- Near Clarksville, Johnson county,
Arkansas, July 24th, 1879, Major John W. PATRICK,in his 80th year.
Major PATRICK was an officer in the Mexican War, came to California in 1849 and settled in San Jose. He was postmaster of that city during the administration of President PIERCE. He was engaged in mining in and around Sonora, Tuolumne county, He was well known to the old settlers of this city. Thus one by one the old pioneers drop off. Tulare Times, Visalia.
Major John W. PATRICK, the subject of the above obituary notice, was formerly a resident of our county. Settled at Pleasant Valley, Merced River, 1855, and at different times afterwards resided at Smith's Ferry and Phillip's Flat, and was highly esteemed as an honorable man and gentlemen.
August 30, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 30, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
MARRE- At Princeton, Mariposa County, August 15, to the wife of Carlo MARRE, a son.
PALMER- Chowchilla, July 24, 1879, to the wife of Frank C. PALMER, a son.
CROOKS- Fresno Flat, August 10, 1879, to the wife of William CROOKS, a daughter.
CLOW- Chowchilla, August 10, to the wife of
Henry CLOW, a daughter.
Married August 30, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
GONIGALL- PATERSON- In Merced, August 21, Mr.
Daniel GONIGALL to Miss Jane
PATERSON, both of Mariposa county.
Died August 30, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
STEED- In Mariposa, August 24th, Patrick STEED, aged 59, a native of Ireland.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
Vitals September 1879 Mariposa Gazette
September 6, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 6, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
PROBASCO- Chowchilla, August 30, 1879, to the wife of Henry PROBASCO, a son.
DIED September 6, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
HODGSON- At Sherlocks, Mariposa county, August 31, 1879, Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Thomas HODGSON, aged 15 years.
September 13, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
September 20, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Died September 20, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
McCREADY- In Mariposa, September 17, 1879, Thomas McCREADY, a native of Ireland, aged 78 years.
September 27, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
McCREADY, Thomas Sept. 20, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Thomas McCREADY. - We are this week again called upon to chronicle the passing away of a old and highly esteemed citizen, Thomas McCREADY, who was born in the north of Ireland, county Down, in 1800, and on Christmas eve next would be 79 years old. In 1822 he was married to Miss Pebby RICHARDSON, from whence sprang a large and, we might say, prolific family. Mr. McCREADY, with his family, consisting of seven boys and four girls, came to America in 1845, and to California in 1859. A greater portion of the family settled in Mariposa, where they have ever sense resided, several of whom have sense died. Mrs. McCREADY died in 1865, and lies buried in the Catholic Cemetery of Mariposa. John McCREADY, well known as the partner of Henry WASHBURN in the Yo Semite Stage Line, died at his sisters residence (Mrs. Jane GALLISON) in Mariposa, in 1873. James McCREADY, a married man, and brother in law to Charles E. PEREGOY of this place, was accidentally killed in Stockton. His widow since married a man by the name of SMITH, and resides somewhere in Oregon. Out of the number of four girls only two are living. They are the wives of our highly esteemed citizens, Calvin E. FARNSWORTH and Winslow GALLISON. They were married in this burg December 15th, 1858. There are at present two boys living in Marysville and one in Ohio. Thos. W. McCREADY died quite recently in Merced. His remains were brought here and interred in the Masonic cemetery. Henry McCREADY, we believe, is the youngest of the boys now living. He is a cutter and carver upon tombstones. On Thursday last a large procession followed the remains of the old gentleman to their last resting place, where, after a toil of almost 79 years, he now lays peacefully at rest.
Charley September 27, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Indian Killed. - Just as we go to press we learn an Indian named Charley was killed a few days ago at Fresno Flats by a man named Michael BAKER. The Indian was shot three times, the last shot taking effect in his forehead, which instantly caused his death. We did not learn the cause of the shooting, but it is supposed to be whiskey. BAKER'S examination is now going on before a Justice of the Peace.
Vitals October 1879 Mariposa Gazette
October 4, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 4, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
GREELEY- September 2?, at Greeley ranch about ten miles above Coulterville, Mariposa county, to the wife of Watt S. GREELEY a son.
DEXTER- Coulterville, September 1, to the wife of Alonzo DEXTER, a son.
LINDSEY- Coulterville, September 2 to the wife of James LINDSEY, a daughter.
ELLIS- Near Greeley's old saw mill above Coulterville, September 19, to the wife of A.G. ELLIS, a son.
CONVERSE- Above Coulterville, September 19, to the wife of John CONVERSE, a daughter.
October 11, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Married October 11, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
ELAM- MULLINS- Pea Ridge, Mariposa county, October 7th, 1879, at the residence of the brides father, by the Rev. R.A. SAWRIE, Joel Thomas ELAM to Miss Mary MULLINS.
October 18, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
October 25, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
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BULLOCK, Johnny October 11, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Indian Killed- Another Wounded. - On Monday
last news was brought to town that one or more Indians had been shot
killed out on the Chowchilla near Westfall's, about twelve miles east
Mariposa. We have since interviewed Mr. WESTFALL, who called at our
and to whom we are indepted for the following particulars. It first
to the knowledge of Mr. WESTFALL and others
that there was a dead Indian lying beside the road about half way up the field of the Magoon ranch. They immediately proceeded to the spot, where they found the body and two live squaws watching over it. Upon examination they found it to be a young Indian named Johnny BULLOCK. He was shot through the head, the ball penetrating the forehead and passing out back. The squaws could give but little information satisfactory as to the cause of his death, or who probably committed the deed. They stated he was shot late Saturday night previous. It appears from the information gathered from Mr. WIDSOR, a farmer residing in the neighborhood that on Sunday morning following the killing, an
Indian on horseback arrived at his place wounded in the hip, quite low down Mr. WIDSOR assisted him in alighting from his horse, and upon examination found the Indian had been shot as above stated. The Indian stated that he and Lame George and the deceased Indian were riding together in the night when they were fired upon from behind some bushes; that he was wounded, Johnny BULLOCK killed and Lame George escaped. That at the time of the firing he heard talking, which sounded like white men. Mr. WIDSOR examined the Indians saddle and found it untouched by the shot, which was impossible to have occurred had the Indian been in the saddle as represented when he received the wound. On the same day the deceased and wounded Indian were seen to pass Hite & Snyders mill drunk. On their course of travel they fell in with Lame George and all three were traveling together late at night. Whiskey, together with an old feud known to have existed previously between some of the parties and which was undoubtedly rekindled, were the cause of the fight, which resulted as above stated. That the Indians would like to make it appear among their kinsman and associates whenever a homicide is committed among themselves that it was done by whites, is a strategy they resort to exculpate themselves and escape a revenge that would be inflicted upon them by their own tribe. These are about the conclusions of Mr. WESTFALL, who is an experienced frontiersman and knows Mr. Indian about
as well as the Indian knows himself.
LAWRENCE, Freeland C. October 25th, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Death of F. C. LAWRENCE.- On Wednesday last,
October 22d, 1879, in the city of Stockton at 11 a.m., Freeland C.
bid a final adieu to all the things of earth. He had suffered long with
that dreadful disease consumption, from which death alone is the
His age was 40 years 5 months and 17 days; he was born in Pepperell
county Massachusetts. He came to California about the year 1860 and
took up his residence in Mariposa, where he lived for several years; he
was at one time County School Superintendent and deputy recorder under
Geo. W. CORNELL of this county, (now deceased,) also a co-laborer upon
the editorial staff with his brother James H. LAWRENCE, who
the Mariposa Star and Mariposa Free Press sometime during those years
prior thereto; he subsequently published the Merced Record for a time.
He went to Stockton in 1863, where he remained up to the time of his
He was at one time connected with the Stockton Daily Gazette as city
under the management of Dan GELWICKS. He also occupied a similar
on the Stockton Independent; during several sessions of the Legislative
Committee. Our contemporary the Stockton Daily Evening Herald, in
of Mr. LAWRENCE as a man of principle, and his ability a writer,
justly says; "he was a graceful and witty writer, having a keen sense
the rediculous and a mind that could penetrate the finest sophistry. He
above all things despised
hypocrisy, and some of his keenest satire and most brilliant shafts of redicule were aimed at those playing the hypocrite. He was attended during the last days of his illness by his brother James H. LAWRENCE, and his sister Mrs. W. H. COFFIN, besides these he leaves a father mother and sister in Illinois; his father now being past eighty years of age, and his mother in her eightieth year. His funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church in Stockton, on the following day of his death at two o'clock P.M.
Vitals November 1879 Mariposa Gazette
November 1, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
November 8, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Married November 8, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
MONROE- ALLEN- At Merced, November 3d, 1879, at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, by Rev. E. G. McLEAN, John MONROE to Miss E. R. ALLEN, all of Mariposa county.
CANNON- HART- At Hornitos, Mariposa county, November 4th, 1879, by Alex McELROY, Justice of the Peace, Alfred F. CANNON to Miss Martha I. HART both of this place.
November 15, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Married November 15, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
RODUNER- ARTHUR- At Hornitos, Mariposa County, November 7th, 1879, at the residence of the brides parents, by S. W. CARR, Justice of the Peace, John A. RODUNER to Miss Harriet ARTHUR.
Died November 15, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
GILTNER- In Mendon, St. Joseph Co., Michigan, October 18th, 1879, Mrs. Christian GILTNER, aged 79 years, 2 months and 12 days. Deceased is the mother of Francis GILTNER, formerly of this county.
HENDRICKS- On Chowchilla, Mariposa county, November 11th, 1879, Mrs. HENDRICKS, wife of Thomas HENDRICKS.
November 22, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 22, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
In Mariposa November 8th, 1879, to the wife of Peter GORDON- a daughter.
November 29, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 29, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
McCANN- In Mariposa November 24th, 1879, to the wife of William McCANN- a son.
Married November 29, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
At Daniel HOELTZEL'S Ranch above Coulterville, Mariposa county, November 18th, 1879, by B.F. MORRIS, Justice of the Peace, Mr. James McCAULEY to Miss Barbera WINGER.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
MONROE/ALLEN marriage Nov. 8, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Wedding Surprise, Our Attendance at Merced.- In this issue of the Gazette, is to be seen the announcement of the marriage of Mr. John MONROE to Mrs. Eliza R. ALLEN, both well and favorably known to the people of this section. It was an "Astonisher" sure enough, for it is fair to presume that no one except themselves ever dreamed of such an occurrence; not that such a union was not well adapted, for they are both of age, full grown and well matured. But to use the common expression, who thought that John MONROE, the honest miner, who has been prospecting and delving the gulches and hills of California, all the way from the Northern to the most Southern extremity of the mineral region of the state for the past thirty years, was to commit such an act as get married? Although nearly as white as the driven snow he is not so old as he might be taken for, only 53, just in the prime of life, and barring accidents he will undoubtedly live 53 years longer. He was never in a hurry, wasn't in a hurry to get married (except up to within about a hour of the ceremony, when he showed signs of impatience) and he is not agoing to be in a hurry to die either. Mrs. MONROE is a lady of culture, and has, during her widowhood of eleven years, through her own exertions maintained herself and her three children' besides giving them a fair education. The wives of Mr. Joseph SHELLY of Sherlocks, and Allen HELM who formerly lived in the Lewis District of this county are he daughters. The youngest boy is about 14 years of age. We in company with our better half were at Merced on Tuesday last; and had the pleasure of being present and witnessed the nuptials performed by Rev. E.G. McLEAN a minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian persuasion, who, my the way, although not high in stature, is a head and shoulders above any that we have ever heard to perform a marriage ceremony. It was sweet, short and impressive, and didn't contain that odious smell of a funeral, that we were favored with once upon a time. Those unconsoling words " life is but short," were not interlarded in the ritual of the minister. He bade them good cheer through life, and made no reference to evening shade thereof. There was no formal preparations made for the wedding. Those present besides ourselves were Mr. MORAN the proprietor of the hotel and his family. Mr. and Mrs. McCREARY who incidentally were stopping there over night. They live on the Merced River about two miles below Merced Falls. Bill McCREARY is an old pioneer and is known by almost everybody. A representative of the Merced Express was to have been present, but he fizzled and didn't come, much to the disappointed. There were a few others present whose names we cannot recall to memory at this time. Rev. McLEAN entertained the little assemblage for half an hour, with a remarkable degree of vivacity, with which he appears to have a ample stock of, the diffusion of which added essentially to the agreeableness of the occasion. The next morning we in company with the newly made couple bade adieu to our friends of Merced, and started for Mariposa. Each party having two horses and a buggy, we led off supposing we knew the road sufficiently well, to not go amiss. About six miles out we called upon Mr. and Mrs. George A. HAYES' who have charge of the county hospital and inmates, belonging to Merced County. Upon leaving HAYES' we attempted to take the road leading to Indian Gulch. In this we failed and got on the road to Cathey's Valley. We met Hiram CORNETT who informed us that by taking a left hand road which was about half a mile ahead, we could make Indian Gulch in about four miles. We pitched out and after traveling to what appeared to us many hours and miles over the crookedness and roughest road we have experienced for many a day we finally struck at a right angle a main traveled road. At this point we should of taken to the left which would have taken us to Indian Gulch in about two miles but fate was against us, we went to the right which was wrong and soon found ourselves in front of the residence of Mr. and Mrs. REDMAN'S, in Cathey's Valley. Here we sought consolation rest and refreshments, which Mrs. REDMAN kindly favored us with. In attempting to pilot our new married friends across the country and our failure to do so successfully, was equally as painful to us as were their disappointment in being delayed, for they had several miles further to go, their destination being SHELLY's on the head of Sherlock's Creek. However, as the result has proven, all were safely moored at home, for we saw the groom of only 36 hours only early the next morning pass and repass our office bloomingly, without turning his head to the right or left, or lending a smile of gratulation- going on St. Julians time towards Sherlocks- all is well that ends well.
RODUNER/ARTHUR marriage Nov 15,1879 Mariposa Gazette
From Hornitos. Hornitos , November 6, 1879.
The marriage of Miss ARTHUR, the beautiful and amiable daughter of our well known citizen Bob ARTHUR, the blacksmith, to Mr. J. RODUNER, of Merced county, caused a great flutter of excitement in our quiet camp today. The bride being a very popular young lady, the whole neighborhood turned out to give her a first-class "send off." The display of costly presents showed the high estimation in which the young lady was held by her friends. Mr. RODUNER, the happy bridegroom is a fine looking young man with a most enviable reputation, beloved by all who know him, and with integrity and energy enough to ensure him bright success in the future. The brides parents must feel great satisfaction, even amid the sorrow of parting with so lovely a daughter, that she has passed into such worthy hands. The bridescake, a present from a old friend, was a most artistic structure, which rivaled all former bridescakes that have appeared in this section, and was only a little less in size than the Capitol at Washington! Bob ARTHUR did his best to console the guest for the loss of their favorite by a unlimited supply of the finest champagne. This did prove to be some consolation for some men who had not tasted liquor for years were known to indulge to the extent of several glasses. After a great deal of kissing (in which we had a share) and handshaking, the happy twain left in a buggy, amid a shower of the most superannuated ( and therefore lucky) boots and shoes for their new home, with the best wishes of this whole community for their future success and happiness.
McCAULEY/WINGER marriage November 29, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Editor Gazette.- Yo Semite Valley Nov. 22, 1879. In viewing the issues of the 8th and 15th of your paper, I noticed quite a flutter in the young people of your section, who thought they were oh! So lonesome living alone, and took to themselves husbands and wives, to remain as one through the remainder of their lives, even unto death, through good and evil report. But, while your section has been fortunate as to have such happiness; we in our secluded spot have been equally so. In the advent of two hearts which now beat as one, which in other than the marriage of Mr. James McCAULEY to Miss Barbera WINGER, a twin sister of our Fritz, on the Coulterville Road, and niece of Dan HOELTZEL, ( more thoroughly known as Dutch Dan.) The ceremony took place at the residence of Mr. HOELTZEL, and was performed by our own honored citizen Judge MORRIS, at 8 o'clock on Tuesday evening Nov. 8th. The first the people of Yo Semite knew of it was by the arrival of a carriage driven by Frank KENNY, which had the happy couple aboard, they drove to Leidigs hotel where Mrs. LEIDIG soon made them feel at home. Notwithstanding the blushing bride insisting on her not going to any trouble on their account; but Mrs. LEIDIG were of the same opinion that the other folks were in the valley, that a little trouble was of no earthly consequence, (oh no not at all) so at a early hour guest began to assemble around the house, some with tin pans, horns and old coal oil cans, and from the number of coal oil cans one would of thought an oil well had been struck in the valley, and all were bent on having their share of the spoils, but in a few moments after all such thoughts were dispelled by the most terrific noise one has ever been accustomed to hear, Mrs. LEIDIG thought the stove had fallen and the house was on fire, and Fred rushed with frantic haste to the parlor with McCAULEY in the rear, seeing nothing there to cause suspicion Fred said it must be another house, so rushing out the door and across the yard- entered not unto the house but unto the arms of a well gotten up Charivari party headed by Alick EARLY, the gentlemanly stage driver who sang out 'sold again bring him out.' But Jim being already brought out crawled towards the parlor and said come in boys you will catch cold out here, and take something to warm you up, and in a shorter space of time than it takes to tell it all hands were gathered around a bountiful filled table with phials on it marked champagne, bourbon whiskey and soon two hours were whiled away to the pleasure and satisfaction of all present.
Vitals December 1879 Mariposa Gazette
December 6, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 6, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
To the wife of J. F. FERGUSON, of Fresno, a daughter.
To the wife of Granville WARD, Nov. 30th, a daughter.
Married December 6, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
In Coulterville, October 24th, by J. W. REED, J.P., Mr. James E. HOLLIDEY to Miss Annie M. LE?RIGHT.
Died December 6, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
On Chowchilla Creek, Dec. 3d, M. J. C. JENKINS, aged 54 years and four months.
December 13, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 13, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
CHESTER- BROWN- In Cathey's Valley, at the residence of Wm. BLANCHLEY, December 7th, 1879, by Rev. R.A. SAWRIE, Mr. Los A. CHESTER to Miss Claudena BROWN.
December 20, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
DIED December 20, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
MATTHEWS- At the Washington Mine, Mariposa County, December 15th, 879, Thomas H. MATTHEWS, aged 23 years, native of Cornwall, England- [ San Francisco Chronicle and Royal Cornwall Gazette, please copy.]
DUNCAN- Chowchilla, Mariposa county, December 16th, 1879, of typhoid fever, Henry Louis DUNCAN son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. DUNCAN, aged 25 years, native of Illinois.
Born December 20, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
VAN VALER- In Chowchilla, Dec. 10th, 1879, to the wife of William VAN VALER- a daughter.
December 27, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 27, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
HILLIARD- At Bull Creek, Mariposa county, December 17th, 1879, to thewife of Miner HILLIARD, a daughter.
Married December 27, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
DUNNING- DUNCAN- At the residence of the brides father, December 25th, 1879, by Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, William H. DUNNING to Miss Barbera A. DUNCAN, all of Mariposa county.
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JENKINS, J.C. December 6, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Sudden and Unexpected Death.- Mr. J.C. JENKINS an old pioneer of this county, was unexpectedly called forth to his last resting place on this earth: Mr. JENKINS was in town Monday of this week, and on his return home was suddenly struck by a paralytic stroke, which in a few hours caused his most unexpected death. He was comparatively well up to within a hour he was stricken.
BERTOLOTTI, Constantino Dec. 13, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
Found Dead. - At Coulterville on Monday the 1st instant, Constantino BERTOLOTTI, a native of Italy, aged 39 years was found dead in his bed in the morning. Deceased had resided in Coulterville for many years, and at one time held the position of constable. He was most familiarly known an called "Count." He will be missed from among the citizens of that place, by whom he was held in high esteem, for his many enobling qualities- and as an industrious and good citizen.
BENBROOK, Charles Dec. 13,1879 Mariposa Gazette
Dropped Dead. - We learn through our exchanges that Charles M. BENBROOK dropped dead at Downey City, Los Angeles county which occurred about the 25th ult. Deceased was an old inhabitant of Hornitos, and was at one time constable of that township. He will be remembered by many of the early settlers of this county.
DUNCAN, Henry Louis and MATHEWS, Thomas obits Dec. 20, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
We are compelled by the nature of things, to chronicle two deaths occurring in our midst this week. That of Henry Louis DUNCAN, a young man highly respected by all who knew him, he was the chief support and protection of his aged parents- and brothers and sisters under him. This is the second son of the bereaved parents who has yielded to the same disease. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the community- and intimate friends- who may come to learn the sad calamity that has befallen the aged parents and the remaining children...... The other death is that of Thomas Matthews, who we made mention of in last weeks paper, as having met with a accident in the Washington mine, by which his leg was broken- besides other fractures and bruises about the body. The services of three of the most skillful surgeons-physicians were in attendance upon him, but all human skill and attention could not save him. He had been at the Washington mine about seven months; and was characterized as being a man of sobriety- industrious and highly respected by all who knew him. The deceased leaves a sister and a mother at home in Cornwall, England, whose support was derived from this dutiful son and brother. They too in common with many, have met a irreparable loss. This sad news to communicate to a doting mother and hopeful sister several thousand miles away, who so far distant, were unable to bestow a tear and parting kiss upon the brow of him they so dearly loved- now silently laid away in the tomb, which grief has yet to come.
Vitals 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Vitals January 1880 Mariposa Gazette
January 3, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
January 10, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 10, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
QUIMBY- At Quimby's Ranch, Chowchilla, Mariposa
county, January 1st,
1880, to the wife of O. S. QUIMBY- a daughter.
Married January 10, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
DONOVAN- BURNETT- At the residence of the brides parents, Turlock, Dec. 30th, by Rev. Thos. COOKSON, Mr. Wm. DONOVAN to Miss Rowena BURNETT. ( Our foreman is a branch-off from the DONOVAN family, was a recipient of a piece of excellent cake sent by his uncle, which he went for like " rats after sugar ", after getting the 'devil' to bust the bottom out ofone of ' Bill's' collar boxes, which made the the 'devils' mouth water, 'like the cat and monkey who made the cat take the walnut off from a red hot stove, the foreman who made the 'devil' knock the bottom out of the collar-box and then told him to go and play " Jeff" in the corner.)
DIED January 10, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
LIDDICOET- At Mariposa, January 6th, 1880, of typhoid fever, Henry LIDDICOET, aged 23 years and 6 months, a native of Reen, Cornwall, England.( Virginia City (Nev.) Chronicle please copy.)
January 17, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
January 24, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 17, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
PHILP- At Higman's Ranch, Mariposa county, January 17th, to the wife of Albert PHILP, a son.
January 31, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
BORN January 31, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
THORN- In Hornitos, Mariposa county, January 23d, 1880. At the No. 9 Mine, to the wife of J. F. THORN, a daughter.
McCANN- In Cathey's Valley January 16th, 1880, to the wife of Frank McCANN, a son- weight 12 1/2 pounds.
HANNAH- At Fresno saw mill, January 18th, 1880. To the wife of John HANNAH, a son.
Died January 31, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
At the County Hospital, Mariposa January 18th, 1880. Perfecto ELARGO age 62 years, native of Mexico.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
BERNHARD, Mrs. George Jan 24, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. George BERNHARD.- The following, in regard to the death of Mrs. George BERNHARD, we copy from the last issue of the Fresno Expositor:" It is with feeling of regret that we announce the death of the wife of our townsman, George BERNHARD, on last Monday afternoon. Mrs. BERNHARD has been ailing for some weeks, but her case was not considered serious until about nine o'clock on Monday morning, when she went into convulsions, which continued till death ensued, which was about three o'clock in the afternoon. She was a kind-hearted lady, and a good neighbor. She was a early resident of Mariposa county, but accompanied her husband and family to this county in 1874. She had lived to see grow up around her an interesting family of children, some of whom are budding into manhood and womanhood, giving promise of useful and successful lives. To the husband and motherless family we extend earnest sympathy. The funeral will take place from the residence of the family at ten o'clock this morning.
Vitals February 1880 Mariposa Gazette
February 7, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 7, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
PALMER- Chowchilla, Mariposa, February 1st, 1880, to the wife of John G. PALMER, a daughter.
Died February 7, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
CLIFFT- In Mariposa, February 3d, 1880, John Albert Clifft, son of James P. CLIFFT, aged 11 years, 9 months and 15 days, a native of San Bernadino county, California.
February 14, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 14, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
MALE- At the County Hospital, February 5th, Louis MALE, aged 51 years, a native of Virginia.
February 21, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 21, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
CONDRY- At Bear Valley, Mariposa Co., February 9th, 1880, James CONDRY, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. CONDRY, aged 14 years.
CONDRY- At Bear Valley, Mariposa Co., February
18th, 1880, John Benjamin CONDRY, aged 40 years, a native of Virginia.
February 28, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
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CLIFFT, Albert Feb. 7, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Accident and Death. - On Tuesday last, the 3rd instant, at about o'clock in the afternoon, our citizens were shocked by the report that Albert CLIFFT, a boy about 12 years of age, son of Mr. James P. CLIFFT of this place, had been shot by his brother, who is two years older, and was about to die. It appears the two brothers had just returned home from school when Willie, the oldest, who had searched out the hiding place of his fathers pistol, and not supposing it was loaded took and presented it at his brother, at the same time saying " I've got you- hold up your hands, you robber," (imitating a play called "Sheriff and Robber" very much practiced among the school boys of this place,) at the same moment pulled the trigger, and away went the fatal messenger of death penetrating the brother's neck, cutting the main artery and passing through or nearly so. As soon as the older brother became conscious of what he had done, he ran up town in search of his father, who was soon found and informed of the calamity that had befallen his favorite son. Dr. KAVANAUGH was immediately called in, but all human skill was of no avail. The boy expired in about a hour from the time he received the fatal shot. This is a sad calamity to his father and grand parents Mr. and Mrs. A. H. YOUNG, who have bestowed a great amount of care upon their grand children of the CLIFFT family. Albert was, for the opportunity given, equally promising to any boy of his age, and was a favorite among his associates at school. This accident, although serious, is not without some avail for the good of other boys who are in the habit of indulging too freely with firearms. This unfortunate piece of carelessness, having called from among them one of their most promising playmate, should in the future be a warning to them that the play of "Sheriff and Robber" with pistols ought to be disposed with-likewise that of bow and arrow, which is a little less dangerous than the pocket pistols which the boys seek to play with. The funeral took place from the residence of the father on Thursday last at 10 A.M.., and poor unfortunate Albert, who was in full life so full of promise, vigor and health, and whose days have been so prematurely shortened by an unnecessary evil commonly prevailing among the boys of California, is now quietly reposing in the graveyard near to town, where the chirping of his school companions can never more cause him to smile or his continence to beam with radiant sunshine as it did up to the last hour of his life on earth. His seat in the school room is now empty; his place made vacant by the hand of death; at roll call of his teacher no more response from Albert CLIFFT "I am here"- he will, except to memory dear, for all time to come, be noted absent. Boys, take warning by this, and do not play with old pistols, or anything wherein there is danger of taking life or doing bodily injury.
CONDRY, Benj. Feb. 21, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
On Sunday last we attended the funeral ceremonies had of Benj. CONDRY at Bear Valley. It was perhaps like thousands of others, a sorrowful spectacle to behold. The CONDRY family have been long and favorably known in that locality. During his protracted illness of about three years, Mr. CONDRY had become fully conscious that his lease on life on this earth was rapidly drawing to a close. His fear of death was but little compared with the thought of leaving his wife and little ones dependent upon cold charity, such as perchance the people might possibly bestow. He found comfort in the thought of his oldest boy of fourteen years who would measurably fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of a father. But alas! this last fervent hope was blasted- when death came stealthily into the once happy home-circle, and while the father was battling off the last throes of the invading monster, it clutched from their grasp this hopeful son who was expected for a time to be the guardian and chief support of the unfortunate family. Within a week death has found two victims in this family. The son was buried on Tuesday and the father on the Sunday following. "How mournful the spectacle." There in the quiet cemetery is to-day to bbe seen side by side, six mounds of earth, where the slumbering in death the father and five children of the CONDRY family. There yet remains as living monuments the loving wife, the mother of four more hopefuls of the same flesh and blood, who are left behind to do battle against the ills of life. Rev. Sawrie of Mariposa assisted in the ceremonies, which took place at the Odd Fellows' Hall, wherein was discoursed a very feeling sermon. At the conclusion a proocession was formed under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, which followed the remains to their last resting place. The deep interest taken in the unfortunate family occasioned a large attendance to the funeral. The bereaved widow and her remaining children have the deepest sympathy of the community in their lamentable affliction.
Vitals March 1880 Mariposa Gazette
March 6, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
March 13, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Died March 13, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
HODGSON- On Sherlocks, Mariposa Co., March 8th, 1880, John F. HODGSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas HODGSON, aged 8 years and 6 months.
March 20, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Died March 20, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
LEWIS- In St. Louis, Mo., March 2d, 1880, George I. LEWIS, aged about 20 years, a native of Missouri. Deceased is a brother of Mr. Samuel J. LEWIS, foreman of the Gazette.
March 27, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Died March 27, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
HOLTZSCHEITER- In Mariposa, March 23d, 1880, F. HOLTZSCHEITER, aged 84 years, a native of Wolfach, Baden, Germany.
Born March 27, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
PETTY- At Black's Ranch, Snow Creek, Mariposa county, March 23d, 1880, to the wife of Albert PETTY, a son.
Married March 27, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
OLSON- BLOED- At Merced Falls, Merced county, March 23d, 1880, at the residence of the brides parents, Miss Caroline BLOED to Jacob OLSON, of LaGrange, Stanislaus county.
LAREW- PRATT- At Pea Ridge, Mariposa county, March 24th, 1880, at the residence of the bride's mother, by Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, Mr. Wm. H. LAREW, to Miss Jane PRATT.
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ESLICK, Joseph March 13, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Funeral Service. - The friends of Joseph ESLICK, deceased will have an opportunity of hearing the funeral sermon preached by the Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, at Bear Valley, Sunday, March 21st, at 11 A. M.
RIBERA, Juan March 27, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Died.- The shooting affray which occurred in Bear Valley last week has resulted in the death of the Mexican, whose name is given as Juan RIBERA. He died on Friday morning last. John ARATRE, the Italian who did the shooting is in Jail. It is said Juan RIBERA was a man highly respected by his people and by all who knew him.
Vitals April 1880 Mariposa Gazette
April 3, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Married April 3, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
BRINHAM- HARRIS- In Pleasanton, Alameda county, Cal., March 24th, 1880, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. R. S. SYMINGTON, Mr. S. B. BRINHAM to Miss Annie Belle HARRIS, all of Pleasanton, Alameda county, Cal. The bride is the niece of Mrs. J. W. SNYDER, of this county.
April 10, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Married April 10, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
LORD- HART- At Cochrane's Ranch, Chowchilla, Mariposa county, April 7th, 1880, by Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, John J. LORD to Miss Margaret C. HART, all of this county.
April 17, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
DIED April 17, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
HOLTON- At Sacramento, April 7th, 1880, Horace
Hale HOLTON, a native of New Hampshire, aged 67 years, 8 months and 16
Deceased was the father of Mrs. Belle T. HOWARD, wife of Wm. J. HOWARD, of this county.
April 24, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
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BERNHARD-HUGHES April 24, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
A weeding is announced to take place at Fresno on Monday next. George BERNHARD, jr., to Miss Ellen HUGHES, daughter of the late Wm. H. HUGHES, formerly of Merced. Several of their particular friends of this place expect to attend. Young George was, we believe, born up in this neck of the woods.
Vitals May 1880 Mariposa Gazette
May 1, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 1, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
BARNETT- In Mariposa, April 25th, 1880, to the wife of John R. BARNETT, a son.
Married May 1, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
RODRIGS- SOUZA- At Hornitos, Mariposa county, April 9th, 1880, by the Rev. M. MacNAMARA, John A. RODRIGS to Miss Maria Lucinda SOUZA.
HARLOW- PROCTOR- At Coulterville, Mariposa county, April 25, 1880, by Rev. W. H. DYER, George W. HARLOW to Miss Pollie PROCTOR.
May 8, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
MARRIED May 8, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
BERNHARD- HUGHES- In Fresno, April 26th, by Rev. D.O. KELLEY, George BERNHARD to Miss Ella HUGHES, both of Fresno.
CASARETO- BRUSCHI- At Coulterville, Mariposa county, May 3d, 1880, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. Louis CASARETO, of Garrote, Tuolumne county, to Miss Adelina BRUSCHI.
Died May 8, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
BUFFUM- At Sumner, Kern county, May 1st, 1880; George D. BUFFUM, a native of New Hampshire, aged 51 years. Deceased is a brother of E.W. BUFFUM, of this county.
HACKETT- At the county Hospital, Mariposa, March 23d, 1880, Oliver HACKETT, a native of Ireland, aged 38 years.
DEPERAUX- At County Hospital, Mariposa, Jerome DEPERAUX, a native of France, aged 43 years.
PHILLIPS- At the County Hospital, Mariposa, March 29th, 1880, Joseph PHILLIPS, a native of England.
May 15, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Married May 15, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
PATE- ANDREWS- In Cathey's Valley, May 9th, 1880, at the residence of the brides mother, by the Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, Mr. Stephen M. PATE to Miss Martha M. ANDREWS.
May 22, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
May 29, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 29, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
CHOISSER- At Bear Valley, Mariposa county, May 18th, 1880, tot he wife of Lafeyette CHOISSER, a son.
Died May 29th Mariposa Gazette
CONDRY- At Bear Valley, Mariposa Co., May 21st, infant son of Mrs. J. B. CONDRY, aged 9 months.
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BUFFUM, George D. May 8, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Death of George D. BUFFUM.- Many of our old time citizens will regret to hear the above announcement. Mr. BUFFUM, after a short illness, died at Sumner, Kern county, on the 1st day of May. His brother, Mr. E. W. BUFFUM, of this county, arrived about an hour too late to see the deceased before life became extinct. The deceased formerly lived in this county, who left here about ten years ago. He was engaged in business in Sumner, where hr had a general acquaintance and many friends. He was aged 51 years, and a native of Walpole, Chester county, New Hampshire. His death was caused from erysipelas, which must have been a virulent form, for it carried him off in about a week's time. The funeral, it is said, was largely attended by friends and acquaintances of the deceased, who in life was most highly esteemed for his ennobling qualities. and many virtues as a man.
DOOLEY, John J. May 22, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Homicide. - The Fresno Expositor contains a full account of the shooting and killing of John J. DOOLEY, a night-watchman, of that place, by Thomas D. FULLER, which occurred on the 13th inst. The origin of the difficulty was bottomed by a woman, of course. DOOLEY is a son of Rev. DOOLEY in that section. He was evidently in the wrong in the wrong in this case, for the Coroner's Jury rendered a verdict of justifiable homicide. It is said the reverend father was so indignant at the conduct of his son that he wholly ignored any claim of respect to the last dying moments of his son, or of participating in the funeral ceremonies. This, if true, is unquestionably a remarkable case of desertion on the parent from a child, who in the throes of death might have been supplicating forgiveness and prayer, a duty devolving upon a minister of the gospel, whether he is the father or not.
LUCAS, Charles May 29, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
A Fatal Ferry Disaster.- A Merced dispatch of May 23 says: News reached here this morning of the drowning of the Portuguese, Charles LUCAS, at Murry's Ferry near Merced Falls, in this county, late of Friday afternoon last. A two-mule team, loaded with flour, driven by Mr. GAGLIARDO, a merchant of Hornitos, was being ferried across the river, and when about midway the stream the mules took fright at something and commenced backing the wagon, when LUCAS caught hold of the wheel, and while endeavoring to hold the wagon on the boat was thrown into the water, the wagon and mules followed after. LUCAS rose to the surface and struck out for shore, but the current being strong and the water icy cold, he sank and was drowned. One of the mules got loose from the wagon and swam ashore, while the wagon and other mule were washed down the river and over the dam at Nelson's flouring mill, a half mile below, the mule being drowned and the wagon and flour a total loss.
Vitals June 1880 Mariposa Gazette
June 5, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 5, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
McMILLAN- FUNDERBURK- At Indian Gulch, Mariposa county, May 22d, 1880, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the "Rev." Samuel W. CARR, John A. McMILLAN to Sophia Ann FUNDERBURK.
June 12, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 12, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
McELLIGOTT- At Bear Valley, Mariposa county, June 9th, 1880, to the wife of Thos. McELLIGOTT, a son.
June 19, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 19, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
REYNOLDS- In Mariposa, June 17th, 1880, to the wife of Angevine REYNOLDS, a daughter.
Married June 19, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
APPLING- PARSLEY- At the residence of Richard PARSLEY, in Fresno Co., Cal., June 15th, 1880, by Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, John H. APPLING and Miss Mary M. PARSLEY.
June 26, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 26, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
NEWMAN- At Mormon Bar, Mariposa county, June 19th, to the wife of Henry NEWMAN, a daughter.
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APPLING/PARSLEY Marriage June 9, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Gone and done it .- Mr. John H. APPLING (the veritable John), well known to our oldest inhabitants, who after a siege of 51 years, struggling heroically through the sphere of independent bachelordom to maintain the freedom bequeathed him by his fore-parents, has, under a hallucination, or mental aberration, caused perhaps from early piety and exposure, just gone and done it. Strange- but not so strange as it is somewhat remarkable- 51 to 23 is a puzzler that beats us and ours, which was only 50 to 26 at the commencement of our new term after a lapse of 29 years John, it will be perceived by reference to the marriage notice appearing in another column, has taken to himself a wife. Now. that he has doubled his capital by a single investment, may they live a life of fruition, and experience an accumulated interest exceeding ten to one on the original capital. Judging from what we gleaned from Bro. SAWRIE, who tied the fatal knot, a happy reunion of the numberless APPLING family was had upon the happy event of Uncle John's - Bro. John's- Cousin John's- wedding. The great grandfather, grandfather and father of the Pacific tribe of APPLINGS was there. Then there is the Petes, the Bobs, the Ciceros, with their families (except Bob's) were there too. Cousin Steve, with a host of other cousins, all descendants of the old patriarch APPLING, were likewise there. In fact, there was a large gathering, so numerous that the parson's modesty forbade him attempting to make a moderate sized guess. We appealed to his tender recollection by coursing him through the figures from one to a hundred, but he wouldn't guess worth a cent. He said they were all APPLING's but six, but he couldn't make the deduction. In the moments of bliss and eternal fitness of things we were remembered by our happy friends, who sent us by the parson a supply of excellent cake. We ate of it and gave the remainder to our progeny, who have learned the printer's art in looking forward to the results of a wedding.
FULLERTON, Wm. and AH KAY June 19, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Drowned. - Last Friday at Split Rock Ferry, Merced River, on the road leading from Bear Valley to Coulterville, the ferry-boat was swamped whereby the ferryman and a chinaman were drowned. The river was unusually high and swift, and by some accident or mismanagement the boat was allowed to attempt the crossing, square across, instead of throwing one end of the boat down, and taking a angle or quarterly position with the currant, usually required to impel the boat on it's course and for its safety. The white man drowned was Wm. FULLERTON an old citizen, and highly respected. He was a native of Alabama aged 60 years. He was employed as ferryman. The Chinaman Ah Kay , a well known gardener close to Bear Valley, was with his horse on his way peddling vegetables. The horse swam put, but the chinaman and ferryman disappeared in the swift turbulent stream below, and had not been found at last accounts. The ferryboat was immediately righted, and is in good condition for business.
Vitals July 1880 Mariposa Gazette
July 3, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 3, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
FARLEY- LUCAS- At the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Merced, June 22, by Rev. Harlane P. PECK, Peter C. FARLEY to Miss Mary E. LUCAS, both of Merced Falls.
July 10, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 10, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
GARVEY- At Bullard's Bar, Yuba county, Cal., Jun. 20th, to the wife of Peter GARVEY, a daughter.
Married July 10, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
AUTRAND- COS- At Hornitos, Mariposa county, Cal., June 28th, 1880, by Rev. Father MacNAMARA, Thomas AUTRAND to Josefina COS.
BRANSON- SIMMONS- At Mt. Gaines, Mariposa county, July 4th, 1880, by S. W. CARR, J.P., Alvin BRANSON to Mary SIMMONS.
Died July 10, 1880
WYATT- At Kernville, Kern county, Cal., June 21, 1880, of pneumonia, Lovely, son of Mark and Rebecca Anne WYATT, aged 25 years, 2 months and 16 days.
Deceased was born at Hunter's Valley, Mariposa county, Cal. Though stricken down in youth, he gained the respect of all and followed to his last resting place by a host of friends, the Good Templars having charge of the funeral, assisted by the United Workmen, of which he was a young member.
July 17, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 17, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
SHELLEY- At Bishop Creek, Mono Co., Cal., July 3d, 1880 to the wife of Joseph SHELLEY, a son. Weight 9 pounds.
Married July 17, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
GOUCHER- JONES- At Mariposa, July 10th, 1880, at the residence of the brides parents, by Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, G. G. GOUCHER to Marian S. JONES.
DIED July 17, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
MULLINS- Near Frye's Ranch, Mariposa County, California, July 10, 1880, Daniel F. C. MULLINS, a native of California, aged 22 years, 2 months and 7 days.
Daniel F. C., son of Mr. A. and Angeline MULLINS, was born in Mariposa, Cal., May 3d, 1858. He died of consumption, July 10th, 1880, near Frye's Ranch, where he had gone in company with friends hoping the fresh cool mountain air would restore his health.
July 24, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
DIED July 24, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
CALF- At the Washington Mine, Mariposa county, July 15th, 1880, Thomas CALF, aged 37 years, a native of Cornwall, England.
McCANN- In Cathey's Valley, July 19th, 1880, P.E. McCANN, aged 30 years, a native of New York.
STEVENSON- Near Mariposa, July 16, 1880, David STEVENSON, aged 67 years, a native of Ireland.
July 31, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 31, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
BASTIAN- PEARCE- At Washington Mine, July 24th, 1880, by S. W. CARR, J.P., Joseph BASTIAN to Eva PEARCE.
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CALF, Thomas July 17, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Found Dead. - Mr. Thomas CALF, a miner employed in the Washington Mine, was found dead in the shaft last Thursday afternoon. There was no indication whatever of the cause of his death. Billy Caton came up to inform Mose RODGERS. No blame is attached to the mine owners.
STEVENSON, David July 24, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Found Dead In His Cabin. - On Tuesday morning last old "Uncle Davy," as he is commonly called, was found dead in his cabin, which is situated near Oak Spring House, about three miles from Mariposa, on stage road leading to Hornitos. Mr. James Armstrong, of Sherlocks, who was hunting cattle, was attracted to his cabin by the awful stench, and there found the body lying across the bed naked, except a shirt, with his feet resting on the floor. The last he was observed by any one was on Friday preceding, near four days previous to being found, and it is supposed he must have been stricken with death after retiring to bed on the Friday evening mentioned. The body was buried Wednesday afternoon in the most convenient manner near by the cabin. "Uncle Davy," whose correct name is David STEVENSON, was a native of Ireland, aged 67 years. He has been long and favorably known in this section as an honest miner.
McCANN, Paddy, Jr. July 24, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Homicide. - On Tuesday morning last our people were somewhat startled at news received, by a special courier from Cathey's Valley, that Paddy McCANN, jr. was shot and killed, and that, too, by a women, which doubly added to the interest of the unfortunate affray and anxiety for the particulars and just how it occurred. Officers comprising Justice TEMPLE and Deputy Sheriff SKELTON made haste to the scene of difficulty where they found as reported a corpse terribly mutilated from the contents of a shot-gun; and also the women who committed the act, who proved to be the wife of Frank McCANN, brother of the deceased. Frank was absent from home and his wife alone, when about 9 o'clock on Monday evening Paddy came along, as it is said, very much intoxicated, and made improper demands, accompanied with serious threats of shooting and taking her life if she did not yield to his requests. In the meantime she managed to get hold of a shot-gun, and rested reliably upon it for her own protection. But Paddy wouldn't desist, as she appealed to him to do, whereupon the fatal trigger was pulled and the aggressor launched into eternity. [She must be a women of remarkable presence of mind, as well as extraordinary nerve, for immediately after the fatal shot, fully realizing the result, she started for her brother-in-law's (Mr. Daniel HOUSE) some mile or so distant, and gave information of what she had done. Mr. HOUSE, with some others, immediately repaired to the spot and found her statement to be true. The body was found a short distance from the house in a terrible condition. It appears the clothing had taken fire from the effects of the shot-gun and burned one of the arms of deceased to a crisp. According to her statement, he was approaching her and was within six feet when the gun was fired, the contents of which entered his stomach. To all appearances the deceased fell without a struggle ever occurring afterwards. A Coroner's jury was immediately summoned from among the citizens of the Valley, and an inquest held, the verdict of which was " justifiable homicide." The deceased was brought into town on Thursday morning and interred in the Catholic Cemetery.This is a hard blow on the aged father and mother, for however recreant an offspring may be the tender affection and love of the parent never diminishes.
Vitals August 1880 Mariposa Gazette
August 7, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 7, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
GRANICE- In Santa Clara county, Cal., July 27th, 1880, to the wife of H. H. GRANICE, a daughter.
August 14, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 14, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
GORDON- At Milburn's ranch, Chowchilla, Mariposa county, August 9th, 1880, to the wife of Thomas GORDON, a son.
ASHWORTH- At Ashworth's Ranch, Chowchilla, Mariposa county, August 10th, 1880, to the wife of David ASHWORTH, a son.
HIDELY- At Granite Springs, Mariposa county, July 3d, 1880, to the wife of J. E. HIDELY, a daughter.
WOLLESON- At Granite Springs, Mariposa county, August 9, 1880, to the wife of J. P. WOLLESON, a daughter.
Married August 14, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
HAMILL- KENDALL- In Mariposa, August 10th, 1880, by Hon. J.M. CORCORAN, Superior Judge, James C. HAMILL to Mary Lillian KENDALL.
August 21, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 21, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
DAVEY- At Davey's Ranch, Snow Creek, June 14th, 1880, to the wife of Thomas DAVEY, a son.
August 18, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 28, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
STREETER- In Mariposa, August 21st, 1880, to the wife of Jarvis STREETER, a daughter. Weight 9 pounds.
Married August 28, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
WHEELOCK- SMITHERS- Chowchilla Mariposa county, August 22d, 1880, at the residence of the bride's mother, by G. W. TEMPLE, J.P., Mr. Franklin R. WHEELOCK to Miss Belle Ann SMITHERS.
COX- RAMSDEN- At the camp meeting near Bridgeport, Mariposa county, August 23d, 1880, by Rev. R.A. SAWRIE, John Henry COX, of Tuolumne county, to Miss Mary RAMSDEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey RAMSDEN, of this county.
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McGRATH, James H. Aug. 21, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Last Sunday afternoon, intelligence was received
from Coulterville that a homicide had been committed on the outskirts
the county bordering Stanislaus. The killing occurred on the evening of
Friday, the 13th instant, at Junction Station, in Mariposa county, at a
French store and whiskey den within two or three hundred yards of the
dividing the counties. The parties to the deadly conflict were James H.
McGRATH, a stranger, and Julian VARIAN, a citizen of this county. The
was shot and killed by a shot gun in the hands of the latter. The
was in Coulterville on or about the 12th, the day before he was killed,
where he represented he was from Bodie, where he had been engaged in
and had sold out a wood claim for $1,500, and was on his way to
where a check was waiting for him there amounting to $800. From thence
he expected to proceed to Oakland. After leaving Coulterville on the
as before stated, he brought up the same day in the evening at the
French Store, where he put up until the next day in the evening. During
the day VARAIN appeared, who together with the stranger and several
such as naturally do congregate about such places, occupied the day in
talking, drinking, playing cards and other frivolous pastime, when it
supposed they all got pretty full, especially the stranger. As usual in
a whiskey carousal something occurred by which the stranger became
at VARAIN, and according to the testimony called VARAIN hard names, and
so far as words goes abused VARAIN in the most aggravating manner.
seemingly to get out of the way, went to a cabin about 80 yards
where he remained with an apparent view to avoid the stranger. The
unfortunately, was situated on the road leading to Modesto, for the
had about this time saddled up his horse and after making inquiries
which road led to Modesto, he proceeded as directed, and as he neared
cabin the first that attracted his attention of the party he had just
with was the report of a gun in the direction the stranger had taken,
next was the prostrate form of the stranger upon the ground near to the
cabin and the horse making off from its rider. The men had but a moment
before had been the stranger's drinking companions started forthwith to
the cabin and bloody scene where they found the stranger fatally shot
was dead. Upon the approach of the men VARAIN came out of the cabin and
repressented that he was observed by the stranger while passing, who
disposed to continue the bandy of words and quarrel that had just
between them, and made signs of breaking in the window of the cabin,
drawing his six-shooter which he carried, besides other threatening
Whereupon, VARAIN felt himself justifiable in resorting to extreme
to defend himself, which evidently he did, either through fear, malice,
or justifiable defense, which appears yet not to be fully ascertained.
Following the killing information was communicated to the citizens of
Grange, a few miles distant, some several of whom came up and held a
upon the body of the stranger, and rendered a verdict which in
is about as follows: " That the deceased was named James H. McGRATH, a
native of Pennsylvania, aged 48 years, and came to his death at
Station, Mariposa county, August 13th, 1880, from a gunshot wound
by Julian VARAIN, cause unknown." The parties holding the inquest took
charge of what property was found upon the body of deceased, which
of $60 in money, a watch, six shooter, and forwarded the same to the
Clerks here. The horse, saddle, and bridle was put in charge of Mr.
HAYS, who resides in that section. After the investigation, VARAIN
proceeded to Coulterville and gave himself up to the law authorities.
Attorney GOUCHER having been notified of the occurrence, left here on
evening and was on hand on Monday morning ready to proceed with the
before Justice Reed. Esquires MORRIS and WILCOX appeared as counsel for
the defendant. The examination of witnesses was not concluded until the
second day in the evening. There were five witnesses examined, mostly
which made it extremely tidious. Also the defendant was examined on his
own behalf. After argument of counsel for the prosecution and the
and the Court having fully considered the evidence taken, decided the
to be justifiable homicide, and ordered the defendant discharged.
District Attorney GOUCHER, who conducted the prosecution, not seeing the case of a justifiable homicide in the same light as did the court, proceeded forthwith back to the seat of justice, where he arrived on Wednesday evening, and on Thursday morning he filed an information in the Superior Court against Julian VARAIN charging him with the crime of murder, whereupon a warrant of arrest was issued and given to Sheriff CLARKE, who proceeded forthwith accompanied by Deputy Ed. SKELTON to make the arrest.
The only evidence of identity or that the deceased was McGRATH was a letter found on his body written by Mrs. Lucy BOWMAN, of Oakland, and addressed to James H. McGRATH. Also an answer to the same letter written by deceased on the same day he was killed, which he evidently intended to mail to Modesto, as it was headed Modesto, August 14th. There will no doubt be further developments brought to the surface which we will give hereafter.
That nook of the county which joins on to about four other counties ought to be ceded to whatever county will take it as a gift, and if there is any hesitancy upon the part of either to accept, pay them a few thousand to take it. The bloody record is yet wet with similar scenes occurring in that remote region, which has cost the county several thousand dollars.
Vitals September 1880 Mariposa Gazette
September 4, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
DIED September 4, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
SHELLY- At Bishop Creek, Inyo county, August
18th, 1880, Josie, infant son of Joseph and Carrie SHELLY, aged 1 year
and 10 months.
There was a idle lyre
In Heaven's choral band:
A messenger was summoned
To hear the Lord's command;
That from among earth's children,
Some favored one he'd bring,
Who had a skillful finger
To touch the golden string.
A little child was playing
Besides his mother's knee,
Unconscious of the honor
That was his destiny.
The angel above him,
And breathed his high command,
And ere another morning
The harp was in his hand.
And is the mother weeping
Because her darling boy
Is tasting purer blessing
And feeling holier joy?
Than she on earth could give him,
Even with her winning tone,
While his pure, peaceful bosom
Was rested on her own.
Though transient was his visit
To this bleak world of ours,
The opening buds of promise
Gave signs of early flowers.
We yet shall see them blooming,
When in better land
We join, with kindred spirits,
That happy choral band.
September 11, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
BORN September 11,
1880 Mariposa Gazette
DICK- Mariposa, September 5th, 1880, to the wife of Joseph DICK, a daughter. Weight 10 1/2; that beats St. Julien.
Married September 11, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
SEAGLE- CASTAGNETTO- At Coulterville, Mariposa county, August 29th, 1880, by James BLOED, J.P., John SEAGLE to Mary CASTAGNETTO.
Died September 11, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
HOWELL- At Princeton, Illinois, July 29th, 1880, Benjamin F. HOWELL. Deceased was a brother of the late Thos. P. and Jacob HOWELL, of this place.
September 18, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
September 25, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
DONAHOE, John M. September 11, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Shooting at Fresno.- On Monday last, September 6th, Geo. C. VAUGHN, a lawyer of that place, shot and killed John M. DONAHOE, a lumber dealer. The cause of the trouble was that VAUGHN owed DONAHOE a rental of an office, and in the settlement high words ensued which resulted in the shooting and killing of DONAHOE by VAUGHN, with a pistol, which caused great excitement among the people, and the lynching of VAUGHN appeared immanent for a time, but better judgment prevailed and the law permitted to take its course.
Vitals October 1880 Mariposa Gazette
October 2, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 2, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Enterprise Mine September 18th, 1880, to the wife of A. F. CANNON- a son.
October 9, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 9, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
In Cathey's Valley, Mariposa county, September 25th, 1880, to the wife of Geo. C. WILLS, a son.
In Cathey's Valley, Mariposa county, October 7th, 1880, to the wife of W. J. WALLERS, a son.
October 16, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Married October 16, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
VARAIN- BROWN- In Mariposa, October 14th, 1880, by Hon. J.M. CORCORAN, Superior Judge, Charles W. VARAIN, of Mariposa county, to Miss Mary L. BROWN, of San Joaquin county.
GREEN- HALL- In Merced, October 10, 1880, by T.A. LEGGETT, J.P., Joseph R. GREEN to Annie M. HALL, both of Mariposa county.
HART- BOLTON- In Merced, October 9, 1880, by T.A. LAGGETT, J.P., William HART to Nancy Jane BOLTON, both of Mariposa county.
Died October 16, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
CLARK- At Fresno Flat, October 9th, 1880, Mrs. Emma B., wife of A. M. CLARK, aged 35 years.
NELSON- In Hornitos, Mariposa county, October 13th, 1880, O.B. NELSON, a native of Canada, aged 57 years.
McKINLEY- At Whitlock's, Mariposa county, October 14th, 1880, James McKINLEY, a native of Nova Scotia, aged 49 years.
October 23, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 23, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
In Mariposa, October 17th, 1880, to the wife of Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, a son.
Married October 23, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
In Buchanan, Fresno county, at the residence of the bride's father, October 30th, 1880, by the Rev. R.A. SAWRIE, Mr. Will BREWER to Miss Martha F. PAINE.
October 30, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Married October 30, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
GREEN- DOZIER- In Mariposa, October 25th, 1880, by Hon. J.M. CORCORAN, Superior Judge, Nathaniel GREEN to Mrs. Charlotte DOZIER.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
CHASE, R.C. Oct. 2,1880 Mariposa Gazette
One day last week, over in the vicinity of
Coulterville, a man by the name of R.C. CHASE committed suicide by
his brains out with a double barreled shot gun. We were kindly
the verdict of the jury summoned in the case by Mr. Jarvis STREETER.
Verdict of the Jury.
State of California County of Mariposa.
Before Judge J.W. REED coroner, In the matter of the inquisition upon the body of R. C. CHASE, deceased. We the undersigned jurors summoned to appear before J. W. REED J.P. acting coroner of Mariposa county, at Coulterville on the 26th day of Sept. 1880, to inquire into the cause of the death of said R.C. CHASE, found lying in the field back of the house of Andrew GOSS in said town of Coulterville, having been duly sworn, according to law, and having made inquisition after inspecting the body, and hearing the testimony, upon our oaths each and all do say that we find the deceased was named R.C. CHASE, was a native of the United States, age about 40 years. That he came to his death on the 26th day of September, 1850, in this county, by means of a gun shot wound, and further find that we believe the said deceased R. C. CHASE fired the shot from a double barrel shot gun with suicide intent. All of which we duly certify by this inquisition in writing, by me signed this 26th day of September, 1880. Andrew PETERSON; Francisco BRUSKI; Frederick WENGER; John CASTAGNETTO; John B. CELLO; John R. CAMPBELL. Signed in the presence of Acting Coroner James W. REED, and dated the 26th September, 1880.
GREEN/ HALL MARRIAGE Oct. 16, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
The "Devil's" Wedding. - Our printing office 'devil,' Mr. Joseph R. GREEN, has taken unto himself a wife; and if our appreciation and estimate of this connubial transaction is anywhere near correct, Jo' has struck a bonanza of exceeding merit, and of great value to him so long as they both may live; providing, as they say in mining, he works his claim properly- keeps it well timbered- and avoids all possible chance of a cave! which as a general thing proves disastrous, as well in a married life as in mining. It has been well understood for some time that our 'devil,' was about to pack off one of our people's favorite school marms, Miss Annie HALL, and last Saturday according to appointment they met at the "Cosmopolitan," Moran's Hotel in Merced, where they were married in the evening. There were quite a number of friends and acquaintances present, among them Mrs. GREEN the grooms mother. The next day (Sunday) the wedding party returned to Princeton, the home of the grooms parents, where a supper had been prepared for the occasion. Quite a number of nearest neighbors and friends of the parties were present, who appeared happy in extending their congratulations to the happy twain; and in the event of an excellent spread of good things with which the table was filled. We have had the pleasure of seeing the happy couple a time or two since the wedding day, they appear happy, satisfied and gratified to the utmost extent. Jo is at the case again, and we now hope and look forward with confidence, that his sheets- proof sheets we mean- may prove cleaner than formerly. May the path of life over which this happy couple have chosen to tread together, be free from coble stones and dust, or impediments of any kind whatsoever; and when they have become old and retire to the chimney corner, may their hearth stone be surrounded with ever-greens and paternal blossoms of joy, in numbers sufficient to bear the burdens and cares usually attendant upon the aged and infirm. In this connection we desire to make mention of the many eulogies and econiums passed by the wedding party, several in number, upon Mr. and Mrs. MORAN, of the Cosmopolitan Hotel at Merced. They are unanimous in saying, that if they ever marry again- and the remaining unmarried ones, that if they ever do get married, they will go to MORANS Hotel; for they were never better treated and made to feel so welcome, and as much at home at any Hotel as they were by Mr. and Mrs. MORAN. They also state that Moran's table is supplied with the best the market affords.
CLARK, Mrs. Oct. 16, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Death in the Household.- The many friends and acquaintances of Mr. A. M. CLARK, Clerk of Fresno county, will share with him in the sorrow, brought about by the untimely decease of his beloved wife, who departed this life on the 9th instant. Typhoid fever, we understand, was the disease which produced death. She is the daughter of Benjamin GLIDDEN of this place. Within the past two years Mr. and Mrs. CLARK have buried two of their children who died of diphtheria, and now the mother has followed soon after, leaving behind four living children and the heart sorrowing father and husband, whose fate and responsibilities cannot be fully appreciated, except by those who have realized similar misfortune.
NELSON, O. B. Oct. 16, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Another Suicide.- On Wednesday last O.B. NELSON at Hornitos being tired of life from some cause, put a six-shooter to his head, pulled the trigger and blowed his brains out. Thus ended the life of a man who has toiled in the mines for years, and had accumulated a respectable sum which he had laid away for a rainy day and support in his old age. He was happy in his small store up to the moment as it is said, he was captivated with the deceitful art and cunning of a women, who with the promise of marriage had euchered him out of the bulk of his exchequer, when she turned her pull-back upon him and bid him adios. This is the second suicide occurring in this county within the past month. Mariposa county don't intend to be second in anything if she can possibly help herself.
Vitals November 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 6, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
DUNNING- White & Hatch's Chowchilla, Mariposa county, October 24th, 1880, to the wife of Wm. H. DUNNING, a son, 9 pounds.
Married November 6, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
ROWLAND- GANN- Hornitos, November 3d, 1880, by W. CARR, J.P., Charles G. ROWLAND to Miss Janie GANN, both of Cathey's Valley.
WOLLESON- VAN DUSEN- Granite Springs, Mariposa county, by Rev. J. L. JONES, Mr. Peter WOLLESON, of Mariposa county, to Miss Allen Gertrude VAN DUSEN, of Merced county.
Died November 6, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
JEWELL- Hite's Cove, October 28th, 1880, John JEWELL, a native of England, aged 23 years. Devonshire ( England) papers please copy.
GRIFFITH- Griffith Ranch, Merced county, November 2d, 1880, Mrs. Sarah A. GRIFFITH, wife of Thomas GRIFFITH, aged ?? years.
November 13, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Married November 13, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
PEREGOY- TURNER- At Hornitos, November 8th, 1880, at the residence of the brides parents, by S.W. CARR, Charles Frederick PEREGOY to Miss Clara Belle TURNER.
November 20, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 20, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
RIHN- Coulterville, November 14, 1880, to the wife of John C. RIHN, a son.
November 27, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Married November 27, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
HENWOOD- KIRKPATRICK- At Hornitos, Mariposa county, November 17th, 1880, by S. W. CARR, J.P., Joseph D. HENWOOD to Martha Jane KIRKPATRICK.
Died November 27, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
CAMPODONICO- At Hornitos, Mariposa county, November 19th, 1880 , Antonio CAMPODONICO, a native of Italy, aged 56 years.
HODGSON- At Shingle Springs, El Dorado county, November 17th, 1880, Hetie E., wife of W.T. HODGSON, of Stockton, aged 31 years, 2 months and 29 days.
W.T. HODGSON is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas HODGSON, of Sherlocks Creek, of this county.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
JEWELL, John November 6, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Sad Accident.- On last Thursday a week ago, a very sad accident occurred at the South Hite Mine, situated in Hite's Cove, whereby a young man named John JEWELL lost his life. Mr. JEWELL was foreman of the mine, and in his anxiety to make the connection with the tunnel, which was expected to be accomplished on last Saturday, went down into the shaft on Wednesday in order to ascertain whether or not he could put men to work in sinking. He found the air so foul that he felt very dizzy when he returned to the surface, and so he expressed himself to Mr. WIDMAN, the Superintendent. He went into the shaft without Mr. WIDMAN'S knowledge or consent, and was censured by that gentleman for his imprudence. Mr. WIDMAN had occasion to go down to the Hite Mine the next day, and in his absence Mr. JEWELL, through his great anxiety to push the work ahead, again went down into the shaft, and on reaching the bottom sounded to the men working the uprise in the tunnel, and in coming up, and reaching within a few feet of the 200-foot level, where he had stationed one of his men, he exclaimed to him, " John, I am gone," and fell backwards off the ladder to the bottom, a distance of about 80 feet. Immediately after the accident means where restored to recover the body recover the body by forcing fresh air down the shaft through hose, but this failing hot air was forced down by means of fire built in a stove and a five-inch pipe connected with it. It took all night and up to ten o'clock next day to displace the foul air sufficiently to enable a man to go down. Mr. CLEMENT, a young man who had made the attempt to recover the body the night before and who nearly lost his life in doing so, then went down and fastened a rope to the body and it was hauled to the surface. Mr. JEWELL was a native of Devonshire, England, where he leaves a father and mother, whose chief support he was. He was a through miner, having a great deal of experience, and appeared familiar with ills and the effect of the poisonous air, with which all deep mines are subject to. In this instance he most undoubtedly miscalculated his own strength to withstand the deadly weight he had taken upon himself to bear up under in the hazardous attempt which cost him his life. It was but a moment after the sad occurrence before it became known to all the inhabitants of the Cove, when all business was suspended. The foreman of the celebrated Hite Mine, Mr. Joseph STERNS, had received orders to notify the men under him of the sad calamity that had befallen a brother miner in the neighboring mine, which was but a short distance off, and that they were at liberty to go to the rescue of the unfortunate man. As soon as possible the most efficient service available was rendered by the principal and working men of the Hite Mine. To recover the body from the bottom of a 300 foot shaft, 100 of which was impenetrable with any degree of safety on account of the density of foul air, was a task that required bravery as well as great risk of life. It was, however, attempted by several, who were let down by ropes and returned to the surface in an insensible condition. Many were the suggestions and devices made and acted upon, none of which proved successful, until the following day when lime was thrown in and hot air introduced. Great credit is due Mr. John R. HITE and his noble crew for the great interest manifested in this lamentable affair. Also that of Mr. WIDMAN, the Superintendent of the works of the South Hite Company, for the exceeding interest manifested and zealousness on the part of his men, who so assiduously labored to recover the body of the unfortunate man who had unpremeditatingly launched himself into eternity. The filial affection existing between Superintendent WIDMAN and Johnny JEWELL was a strong as that of "Jonathan and David," and could scarcely be exceeded by that of two brothers of same blood, for their association had been long and with an undeviating friendship their presence of one to the other seemed almost indispensable to happiness and success in business. Johnny JEWELL, in the sphere he occupied among men whose attentions are chiefly directed to the science of mineralogy and the knowledge of practical mining, was a man well skilled in all its parts, and his usefulness could ill be spared from among the fraternity of miners just at this present time. Conveyances were supplied from Mr. Chriss KERRIN'S livery stable , of this place, and the remains were followed to the town by all who could procure horses, leaving Hite's Cove at 8 A.M. and arriving in Mariposa, a distance of twenty miles, at 4 P.M., where the concourse was met by many of the town people, who accompanied the funeral cortege to the public cemetery near to the town. The funeral service was read and ceremonies had under the auspices of our venerable citizen Mr. George COUNTS, which were solemn and impressive. This concluded the funeral rites and last token of respect that could be bestowed by a few friends and acquaintances upon a comparative stranger in a land far away from his native land and paternal roof, where still resides those aged parents, whose hearts are yet pulsating with the fond hope that the next mail from across the broad ocean will bring them good tidings, as oft it has done, that their son is living and well. Those loving hearts are yet to bleed with sorrow when the news of the untimely death of their son shall have reached them. They have the sympathy of our entire community.
PEREGOY/TURNER marriage Nov. 13,1880 Mariposa Gazette
A Young Couple.- Fred. PEREGOY, whose announcement of marriage, in this paper, to Miss Belle TURNER is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles PEREGOY, of this section, who rank among the oldest and most highly respected citizens of our county. Young Fred. was, we believe, born here in Mariposa, and is only about nineteen years old at the time. He is remarked for his industry and good morals, and for some years past has been performing the service of driving a six-horse team equal to a man of age and experience. Miss Belle TURNER is, we believe, the eldeest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. T. TURNER, of Hornitos. Mr. TURNER keeps the livery stable, and is Constable of that place. Miss Belle, we understand, is under eighteen years of age, was born in Hornitos, or in that section, and is possessed of many captivating qualities. Many friends among her peers and school associates, whom she has left out in the cold, by taking unto herself a husband early in life, the happy couple were followed to the alter where the nuptial ceremonies where had, and were seen to depart from the sphere of single blessedness to that bourne which cannot be recovered, except by death, or a respectable attorney fee.
CAMPODONICO, A. Nov. 27, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Death of A. CAMPODONICO.-- The death of a excellent man and citizen of Hornitos is sorely felt by many who have known him for a number of years. He is one of the oldest citizens and merchant of that place. He was a man of generous impulse, possessed a noble heart, and has brought to man and womanhood a fine family of children, who with there mother are left behind to morn the loss of a kind father and a doting father. The sympathy of the community in which he lived are joined with the bereaved mother and children in this the sad moments of their greatest affliction.
Vitals December 1881 Mariposa Gazette
December 4, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 4, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
FRANK- At Milk Ranch, Whitlock's, Mariposa county, November 23d, 1880, to the wife of Charles FRANK, a daughter.
CHAPMAN- At Chapman's Ranch, Mariposa county, November 15th, 1880, to the wife of James CHAPMAN, a son.
PROBASCO- At Probasco Ranch, Mariposa county, November -, 1880, to the wife of James PROBASCO, a son.
McCAULEY- At Yo Semite Valley, Mariposa county, November 11, 1880, to the wife of James McCAULEY, twins-two boys.
Died December 4, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
HERBECK- At Granite Springs, Mariposa county, November 2d, 1880, of dropsy of the heart, Mrs. Mary E. HOLBECK, a native of Wisconsin, aged 37 years, 2 months and 23 days.
FRANK- At Milk Ranch, Whitlock's, Mariposa county, December 1st, 1880, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles FRANK.
December 11, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Died December 11, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
MERCK- At Hornitos, Mariposa county, December 4th, 1880, Charles MERCK, a native of Germany, aged 52 years.
December 18, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
December 25, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 25, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
LORD- At Hart's Ranch, Chowchilla, Mariposa county, December 11, 1880, to the wife of John J. LORD, of Quartzburg, twins- a son and a daughter.
Married December 25, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
UBALDI- LAVARONE- Near Garrote, Tuolumne county, December 4th, 1880, at the residence of the brides parents, Bernardo UBALDI, of Yo Semite Valley, to Celia LAVARONE.
COULTER- BALLARD- At the City Hotel, Sonora, Tuolumne county, December 8th, 1880, by Rev. A. J. STURTEVENT, George COULTER, of Granite Springs, to Mrs. Elizabeth BALLARD, of Green Springs.
BARCROFT- TINNY- At Chinese Camp, Tuolumne county, December 12th, 1880, Rafael BARCROFT to Maggie TINNY.
WHITE- RITCHIE- At Merced, December 16th, 1880, at the residence of S.C.BATES, by the Rev. H.P. PECK, James R. WHITE, of Whites Bridge, Fresno county, to Miss Cassie S. RITCHIE, of San Jose. No cards.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
HOGDSON, Hettie E. Dec. 4, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Stockton Lady in El Dorado County.- On the 17th ultimo Mrs. Hettie E. HOGDSON, wife of W. T. HOGDSON, of Stockton, died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. A. M. AYERS, at Shingle Springs, El Dorado county. The deceased resided in Stockton about two years. She had been afflicted with consumption for about eighteen months, and four weeks ago went to visit her sister, hoping that a change of locality might be beneficial to her. She was a very highly respected lady, and her bereaved husband and three children have the sincere sympathy of many friends. She leaves a husband and three children, the eldest of whom is 8 years and the youngest 4 years of age.
MERCK, Charles Dec. 11, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Death at Hornitos.- Charles MERCK, who died at Hornitos last Saturday morning, was a old and highly respected citizen of the county. He had been lingering, for many years with sickness of various types; consequently his death was not unexpected. He leaves a wife to mourn the loss of a long cherished companion, whose pains and ills of life she has with a religious devotion sought to ease and to soothe the anxious cares of her husband, usual to a man accustomed to a mercantile business. Mr. Charles MERCK was a man of strictest integrity, upright by nature, an excellent citizen, had fewer enemies than usually falls to the lot of mankind. Mrs. MERCK, who is an excellent business lady, will probably continue the business of bakery and merchandise as heretofore. The funeral took place on the following Sunday at 2 o'clock P.M., and the ceremonies were held under the auspices of the Free and Accepted Masons, of which Order he was a member.
UBALDI/LAVARONE marriage Dec 25, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
Yo Semite Wedding Reception.
Editor Gazette:- The world was radiant with wintry welcome to the newly-wedded pair as they winded their upward way into the Wonder Valley, along the merry Merced. A garment of virgin snow o'erspread the granite hights and slopes, and the Valley-floor. Arrived at Liedig's the bridegroom, Bernardo UBALDI, faithful to the time honored custom of his native land, issued a general invitation to the little social circle of the "Great Gap" to assemble at evening and afford him an opportunity of introducing to them not a transient tourist, but a new "citizen of Yo Semite" his bride! Cordial was the response. By lucky chance the place selected for the impromptu entertainment was at the lowest residence in the Valley, and the master of the uppermost household was possessed of horse' and an ample sleight. A special bridal train was speedily prepared, and stopping at every home station, and singing as they went , to the place of rendezvous. After hearty greetings to the heroine of the hour, charming music added harmony to the occasion. The children sung their simple songs, and two German gentlemen touched the light guitar with artistic fingers, as an accompaniment to their jubilant songs of " faderland." Moonlight and melody filled the air. The merry peals of the chapel bell floated through the atmosphere, and returned in silvery echoes from the opposing walls of the King of Canons. Toasts, prompted by the heart, but finding fitting expression through the generous inspiration of sparkling wine, overwhelmed the bridal pair with congratulations and unstinted wishes for hymeneal happiness. Not until a late hour was goodnight bidden, and pleasant dreams invoked. As a " send off" upon the sea of matrimonial life, the reception in Yo Semite of Bernado UBALDI and Celia LAVARONE was a success. "Benny's" numerous friends our readers will I am sure, unite in the sentiment of this little community that his marriage state may be so full of satisfaction that amid the sublimities of Yo Semite, neither he nor his youthful bride may ever long for Italy, the land of sunshine and song. C. of Y.
Vitals 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Vitals January 1881 Mariposa Gazette
January 1, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Married January 1, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
LEWIS- LIND- In Mariposa, December 27th, 1880, at the residence of the brides father, by the Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, Samuel J. LEWIS to Maggie M. LIND.
SCHWARTZ'S- VARAIN- At the residence of the brides mother near Pleasant Valley, by R.F. MORRIS, J.P., William SCHWARTS to Lotta VARAIN.
PETTIS- COLLINS- At the residence of the brides parents, near Hornitos, Dec. 24th, 1880, by S. W. CARR, J.P., Frank PETTIS to ANNIE L. COLLINS.
Died January 1, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Salt Lake City, December 2th, 1880, Eliza daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund N. MILFORD, age 10 years, five months and 15
died of diphtheria.
(Mr. MILFORD the father of the deceased child has been stopping in this section for the past year or two and is well known to the people here. He grieves sorely over the loss of his adored daughter, whose last words were " remember me to papa and give him naming some innocent toy she had received, probably a present in anticipation of the approaching Christmas, which arrived one day late to witness its charms by the hopeful one. Mr. MILFORD has the company of many friends.)
January 8, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 8, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
RIDGWAY- Mariposa, Dec. 31st, 1880, to the wife of Josephus RIDGWAY, a daughter.
Died January 8, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
CORDOVA- Mariposa, Dec. 27th, 1880, Jose CORDOVA, native of Mexico. Aged 103 years.
January 15, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 15, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
RIDGWAY- In Mariposa, January 12th, 1881, to the wife of James A. RIDGWAY, a son.
Married January 15, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
GOODING- TERRY- At Sheep Ranch, Calaveras county, December 26th, 1880, by the Rev. John Palmer, J. C. GOODING, M.D., to Laura S. TERRY.
Died January 15, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
FEE- At Snelling, Merced county, December 26th, 1880, Gustavo Oscar FEE, a native of Missouri, aged 31 years.
January 22, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
January 29, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
LEWIS-LIND January 1, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Weddings and Compliments - Weddings have become
so frequent of late that our dish of reciprocal send-offs is nigh
of the special needs of a variety of vocabulary, in order to avoid
and tautology, two most alarming constuents usually occurring in
contributions and send
offs commonly befitting to notices of marriage and acknowledgment of the editor, publisher and printers of the token of respect received and usually accompanying the forms and concluding ceremonies attendant upon a wedding feast, consisting of cake, uncorked side-board ornaments, Havanas, etc. The wedding occurring this week, in our midst, was one of especial interest, which affords us great pleasure to notice more at length than we otherwise would, were the parties to the contract comparative strangers. The principals to the matrimonial conquest were Mr. Samuel J. LEWIS and Miss Maggie M. LIND, oldest daughter of our worthy citizen and neighbor Mr. Joseph LIND, who, upon the occasion of the death of Maggie's mother several years ago, was left a widower, and father to four children, two girls and two boys. Little Maggie, as she was generally called- for like her mother she is small of stature- has now attained her sweet seventeenth year, and it can be said that she is the embodiment of loveliness, possessed of a sweet amiable disposition, with an innate modesty and refinement of taste and demeanor not to be surpassed in higher circles where wealth commands advantages of acquiring culture of the highest order, and is an ornament as well as an example to her many associates with whom she has been raised in the butterfly village, where most of them were born. Mr. Lewis, the groom of this angelic bride, is a native of Missouri, about twenty-three years of age, came to California in 1877, is a printer, and has been a resident of Mariposa for about two years last past, and holds the possession of foreman of the Mariposa Gazette. He is industrious, honest and to be wholly relied upon in his vocation; besides, he is quiet, unobtrusive, and has a genial disposition which will compete fairly with that of his boon companion. And now, that he has, by virtue of his own "Acts," and part of "Acts" supplemental thereto, made and constituted himself "foreman" of a small family (susceptible of enlargement, of course,) may the domestic tie which legally binds them as one grow ever stronger and become inseparable forever and ever. Amen.
Vitals February 1881 Mariposa Gazette
February 5, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
February 12, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
February 19, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 19, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
CHAPPELL- In Mariposa, February 13, 1881, to the wife of Wm. CHAPPELL, a daughter. Weight 12 1/2 pounds.
Died February 19, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
ROAN- In Mariposa, February 13, 1881, James ROAN, a native of Ireland, aged 61 years.
HOLMES- In Santa Clara, January 18, 1881, Marcus D. HOLMES, in the 30th year of his age. [ Many of our readers in this vicinity will remember this young man as a teacher of schools, who taught several terms at Pea Ridge and in other districts of the county some three years ago. He was very much beloved by all of his acquaintances in this country, and the news of his death will be heard with exceeding regret. It was one of his last requests to his mother that his death be announced in the Mariposa Gazette, so that his friends here might know they were not lost to mind up to the last moments prior to his bidding them a final adieu on this earth, where his sphere of life and enjoyment and had been prematurely cut off. ]
February 26, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 26, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
VAN VALER- In Fresno, February 10th, 1881, to the wife of W. H. VAN VALER, a son.
Married- February 26, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
REDMAN- PITZER- At Hornitos, Mariposa county, February 21st, 1881, at the residence of the brides father, by S. W. CARR, J.P., John H. REDMAN to Miss Olive J. PITZER.
Died February 26, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
LUDESCHER- In Merced, February 21st, 1881, Frank LUDESCHER, aged 23 years.
BATES- In San Francisco, February 17th, 1881, Mrs. Eliza BATES, a native of Baltimore, Md., aged 84 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
BLOED, Charles February 19, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Sad News. - Just as we went to press on yesterday, the sad news that Mr. Charles BLOED of Merced Falls, has been drowned in the Tuolumne River was received. The sad intelligence was brought here by Mr. WALTHAL of Modesto, who states that the accident occurred on Thursday in attempting to ford the river mentioned. There was another man, whose name we did not learn, in the carriage with BLOED, and both were drowned. It appears they got to low down the stream, from the proper crossing, and the force of the water capsized the carriage. The body of BLOED was recovered, but the other person drowned had not been found.
BLOED, Charles February 26, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Particulars of the drowning of Charles BLOED. - The Merced Star of the 24th inst. contains the following account of the drowning of Mr. Charles BLOED, who for many years was a resident of Princeton of this county, and whose sudden death cast a gloom over a large community of people in this section, where he and his family are well known and highly respected. An informant of the Star who resides in the vicinity where the unfortunate accident occurred says:"On Wednesday afternoon of last week near La Grange, attempted to ford the river. About midway of the stream, the team became fractious and get below the crossing. BLOED fell from the buggy, and floated down stream, and was rescued before he sunk, but was insensible, and expired probably from apoplexy, soon after he reached shore. Mr. WILLIAMS was swept dowwn stream with the horses and carriage, and disappeared, his body being found late in the afternoon, some distance below the scene of the tragedy. The dead horses and the wreck of the carriage were subsequently found on the sand bar of the river, two and a half miles below the ford. Mr. BLOED was an old resident of this part of the State, and universally respected. He leaves a wife and family, who have the sincere sympathies of the people in their sad bereavement. Deceased was a member of Bear Valley Lodge of Knights of Pythias.
Vitals March 1881 Mariposa Gazette
March 5, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Died March 5, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
BAKER- In Mariposa, at the County Hospital, February 28th, 1881, Philip BAKER, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 77 years and nine months.
March 12, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
March 19, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 19, 1881
FERGUSON- At Snyder's, Mariposa Co., March 12th, 1881, to the wife of James FERGUSON, a son. [boy one-half as big as daddy.]
DONOVAN- At Turlock, Stanislaus Co., February 20th, 1881, to the wife of William DONOVAN, a son- ten pounder.
MARSHALL- At the Washington Mine, Mariposa county, March 12th, 1881, to the wife of Thomas MARSHALL jr., a son.
GORDON- In Mariposa, March 16th, 1881, to the wife of Peter Gordon, a son.
Died March 19, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
GUEST- At the Washington Mine, Mariposa county, March 10th, 1881, Walter R., son of J.J. and Elizabeth GUEST, aged 6 months and 10 days.
March 26, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 26, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
PATE- In Cathey's Valley, March 13th, 1881, to the wife of S. M. PATE, a son.
Died March 26, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
HYDE- At Tucson, Arizona, March 5th, 1881, W. H. HYDE, aged about 30 years.
Vitals April 1881 Mariposa Gazette
April 2, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Died April 2, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
FRYE- In Mariposa, March 26th, 1881 Marcia M. FRYE, native of Connecticut. Aged 80 years.
April 9, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Died April 9, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
FRITZ- In Mariposa, April 7th, 1881, Johnnie, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. FRITZ, aged 13 years and 5 months.
April 16, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Married April 16, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
MILLER- JONES- In Mariposa, April 15th, 1881, at the residence of the brides parents, by Rev. R.A. SAWRIE, Henry A. MILLER to Miss Lucy S. JONES.
Died April 16, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
McCANN- In Mariposa, April 9, 1881, Willie, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William McCANN, aged 10 years and 6 months.
April 23, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
April 30, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
FRYE, Mrs. Marcia M. April 2, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. Macia M. FRY - Notwithstanding
we have been quite well acquainted with this lady for the last
years, we have failed, owing to her peculiar traits of character, to
informed as to her antecedents prior to her coming to California
in the early fifties as the wife of Dr. DICKENSON, who our most early
can well remember as a citizen among us, and who about the years 1853-4
held the office of county surveyor, Doct. Oliver M. DICKENSON, was a
highly esteemed and a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity of
place. They had an only child who had grown to be a young lady, named
who was a great favorite with all who knew her.
Twenty-five years ago young ladies were infrequent in this section, hence Miss Rebecca was the center attraction in this portion of the county. As well as we can recollect it was sometime in the year of 1854-5, she in company with her father in attempting to cross Mariposa river, on their way Snelling's were drowned- a calamity which struck terror to the whole community. This sad mishap which most undoubtedly affected the reason - more or less- of the bereft widow and mother who was left alone to mourn the loss of her husband and daughter. Yet notwithstanding her great misfortune she has lived and battled with the freaks of the world up to about this time. By many she was considered destitute of a full flow of reason usually accorded to a sane person. About twenty years ago she was married to Mr. Robert A. FRYE, they lived together several years and then separated. For the past ten years she has lived a recluse life- seldom visiting a neighbors or having any intercourse whatever with the world generally. During the mean time kind neighbors have administered to her necessities; and so strange and many were her freaks and peculiarities at times, that sustenance and raiment had to be forced upon her. She as well as we can learn is a native of Connecticut, was married to Dr. DICKENSON in Lynn, Mass., came to California about 1852, and it is said by those who claim to know, that she was 80 years of age at the time of her death. She has a nephew living in Massachusetts. The only estate of which she was possessed is a quartz mine on Saxton's creek and house and lot in Mariposa. She was buried on Sunday last in the Masonic Cemetery. There was a large attendance at her funeral.
FRITZ, Jonnie April 9, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Little Johnnie FRITZ.- Little Johnnie, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. FRITZ, of Mariposa, died, at the residence of his parents, at 2 o'clock last Thursday morning. Johnnie has been sick, for about 10 days prior to his death, with pneumonia. His condition was not supposed to be dangerous, although he suffered considerable pain, till sometime Wednesday night, when it was plain to seen the little sufferer had but a short time to live. This is a terrible blow to his parents, unexpected as it was; they have the deepest sympathy of the entire community. Johnnie's death is deeply regretted by his school associates. The vacant desk was trimmed in evergreens and flowers. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and children of the school attended in a body.
McCANN, Willie April 16, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Another Child Gone - Little Willie McCANN, of Mariposa, died last Saturday morning after a long and lingering illness. Although sick for several months, he was not at all times confined to his bed, having attended school a part of the time. His father took him to Dr. LAMPSON, at Chinese Camp, some time since for the purpose of obtaining medical relief, but after an examination of the child by that physician, he pronounced his disease incurable, and informed him that he could only afford temporary relief. He continued to grow weaker and weaker. On the day of Jonnie Fritz's funeral, the day before his death, he expressed a wish to his mother to attend the funeral and take a part with the children in school procession, and would no doubt have undertaken to do so but for his mother's objections. That night he was taken with another attack, with the result above mentioned. He was 10 years and 6 month of age at the time of his death.
MILLER - JONES April 16, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
MILLER-JONES. - Our village was most pleasantly excited last Thursday evening over the marriage of Mr. Henry A. MILLER and Miss Lucy S. JONES. The marriage ceremony was performed at the home of the bride, at 8 o'clock P.M., and was private, only a few friends being present. At 9 o'clock Stewart's Hall was filled with an expectant throng, awaiting the bridal party, which soon appeared. The wedding group consisted of the bride and groom, Mr. Newman JONES and Miss Julia JONES, Mr. William STAHL and Miss Josephine MILLER, followed by the parents, and other friends who had witnessed the ceremony. The bride was elegantly attired in white silk, en train, trimmed with satin and lace, and looked handsome and happy. The two bridesmaids wore lovely dresses of white tarleton, and the only thing we can't forgive in them is, why didn't they get married, too, while they looked so sweet and bride-like? A plentiful supply of cake and wine was served to guests by the deft hands of white robed maidens, making some of us elderly folks think we were young again. The hall was beautifully decorated with pictures and flowers, the music excellent, everybody good-natured, and altogether it was a most enjoyable affair. Many guests from other towns were present, among them Mr. and Mrs. CHAPMAN, Mr. Tom HARRIS ( of the Merced Star) and his sister Miss Emma; Miss Lizzie BARRETT, of Merced Falls, and many others whose names we cannot recall. Besides our native population turned out unanimously to bid God-speed to our village favorite, Miss Lucy. The brass band furnished some splendid music at different times through the evening. Dancing was kept u till way past the wee hours, and nothing unpleasant marred the festive occasion. The bride received many handsome presents, and we know of no one who more fully deserved them. The happy couple do not leave us, but go at once to housekeeping. May they live to celebrate their diamond wedding, and the light around their domestic hearth attract the presence of many ( not moths) but (MILLERS).
Antone April 23, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Fatal Accident at the Washington Mine.- One day last week a man called Antone met with an accident at the Washington Mine which shortly afterwards caused his death. We have been unable to learn exactly the nature of the accident, but a gentleman informs us that the man was going down the ladders, when his foot slipped from some cause, precipitating him some two hundred feet with the results mentioned.
SHEARS, Mr. Samuel April 30, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Sudden Death - On Monday last near Merced Falls, Mr. Samuel SHEARS, an old resident of Snelling, was taken sick and died very suddenly. He was in the employ of Nelson & Son, grieving a team, and was on his way with freight to the Olsen mine, Tuolumne County. He had only got out about six miles from Merced falls, when he was taken ill, and soon after found by a Mr. HOWE, in a unconscious condition, who proceeded to return him to the Falls, and when within about three miles of the river, met Henry NELSON, who took charge of the unfortunate man, and within a half mile of the river breathed his last. He leaves a wife, at whose request the deceased was brought to Hornitos, on the following day, and interred in the Catholic Cemetery. Mr. Henry Nelson, his employer, attended to funeral arrangements, and saw that proper respect was paid to the unfortunate, who had been taken so suddenly away from earth and friends.
Vitals May 1881 Mariposa Gazette
May 7, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Died May 7, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
JOHNSON- In Mariposa, at the County Hospital, May 4, 1881, Amos JOHNSON, a native of Virginia, aged 45 years.
May 14, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Died May 14, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
BLANEY- In Mariposa, May 7th, 1881, at the County Hospital, Dennis BLANEY, a native of Ireland, aged 53 years.
POLSON- In Mariposa, May 9th, 1881, Christian POLSON, a native of Germany, aged 71 years.
May 21, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Died May 21, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
BROWNLEY- At Horse Shoe Bend, Mariposa county, May 8th, 1881, Columbus C. BROWNLEY, a native of Virginia, aged 58 years.
McCARTY- In Mariposa, May 17th, 1881, at the County Hospital, Callahan McCARTY, a native of New Brunswick, aged 44 years.
RUDOLPH- In Coulterville, Mariposa county, May 11th, 1881, Samuel RUDOLPH, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 43 years.
May 28, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 28, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
HAMILL- In Cathey's Valley, Mariposa county, May 19th, 1881, to the wife of James HAMILL, a daughter. Weight, 19 pounds.
CORNETT- In Cathey's Valley, Mariposa county, May 24th, 1881, to the wife of Hiram W. CORNETT, a son.
Married May 28, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
HUNTER- DOYLE- In Redwood City, San Mateo county, May 10th, 1881, at the residence of the bride's mother, W. W. HUNTER to Miss Mary DOYLE, of Redwood City. Cake is coming.
Died May 28, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
JACKSON- In Cathey's Valley, Mariposa county, May, 1881. Obediah JACKSON, a native of England, aged 40 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
JOHNSON, Amos May 7, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Death at the Hospital.- Amos JOHNSON, a colored man well known to almost every one around Mariposa, died at the hospital last Wednesday afternoon of dropsy of the heart. For the past year or so he has been working in the vicinity of Mormon Bar, and had been in the hospital but six days at the time of his death. He was unmarried, and forty-five years of age.
WEBER, Captain May 14, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Stockton's founder and Greatest Philanthropist Gone.
We publish in another column, on the first page, a notice of the death of one of California's earliest pioneers, announced in the Stockton Herald of May 4th. We first met with Captain WEBER in Stockton in October 1849. We were there at the time from Mariposa with a small pack train of our own for the purpose of laying in a supply of provisions for winter. Stockton then was but a small village of canvass tents, there being but one board house standing on the bank of the slough near the foot of Centre street, and known as WEBER'S old store or trading post. From 1850 to the fall of 1854 we resided in Stockton, where we were engaged in the express and stage business. Our office, which was situated on Levees near the corner of Centre Street, was the principle business mart of the town. The arrival every morning of a steamboat from San Francisco loaded with passengers destined for every prominent point in the southern mines, booking passengers and collecting fares- $25 each, two days through to Sonora, Mokelumne Hill or Mariposa, all anxious to get off to the gold fields, where they expected to bag a fortune in a few days made it at that time a lively and exciting business for the office of "Reynolds & Co.'s Express and Stage Office," the only one of its kind at that time in Stockton. One department of our office was a newspaper, stationary and periodical depot, which attracted a great deal of attention and interest at that early period. Mr. WEBER, the subject of our sketch, was a constant visitor, and for two years and upwards, as certain as the sun went down and the office was eliminated for the evening, he was equally certain to appear and spend a hour or two in perusing the newspapers and looking through the stationary department. He wore an unobtrusive manner, was extremely courteous, agreeable in conversation, and, notwithstanding his great wealth, he was not above yielding to the necessities of many poor people in want of homes. He would give them city lots to build upon and acres of land outside the city limits to cultivate, which afterwards resulted in fortunes to many of those so beneficently contributed to. If our memory serves us correctly, he was married to a Miss MURPHY, a beautiful lady resident of San Jose, or somewhere in that section of California, in 1850. Upon his arrival home in Stockton with his bride, it was deemed necessary to have a convivial of some sort, sometimes styled an infair, in commemoration of the important event. A few friends and acquaintances were gathered in, and the next thing in importance to make the little party agreeable was music. Stockton was traversed over and over in search of someone who could play the fiddle suitable for a dance, but no one could be found. By some means it leaked out that we could play a violin, and we were pressed into service for the occasion, terminating with a enjoyable time. We speak of this simply as a pleasurable reminiscence connected with Captain WEBER, the founder of Stockton, whose name, accompanied with many excellent virtues, will always be an interesting chapter of its early history. The event of the funeral, which took place on the 7th instant, an account of which we publish in another column of this paper, taken from the Evening Mail, a daily paper published in Stockton, goes to prove that the citizens of that city en masse were fully appreciative of the loss they had sustained in the death of one whose noble impulses predominated with love and philanthropy for the citizens of one of the greatest commercial cities of the Pacific Coast, and of which he was the founder. Too much cannot be said or written in praise of this great and good man. Trading post. From 1850 to the fall of 1854 we resided in Stockton, where we were engaged in the express and stage business.
BLANEY, Dennis and POLSON, Christian May 14, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
This week we chronicle the death of two more
of our pioneer citizens, who are fast passing away.
Dennis BLANEY, well known to our oldest inhabitants as a miner, residing upon Sherlocks creek, and who in years gone by was vigorous and industrious and could always command a sufficiency of gold from the placer mines for all his needful purposes. For the past three years his health has gradually declined until death has come to his relief, and now poor Denny is silently laid away in quiet repose.
Christian POLSON was a German, whose life is of Irish extraction (Aunt Sarah as she is called). They have lived together here in Mariposa for the past twenty-five years, during which time they have industriously pursued the laundry business, and have enjoyed life happily together, better in fact than 99 per cent of the higher class who sneer at menial servitude. Aunt Sarah, too, is getting old and more feeble, but she is possessed of a terrible amount of Irish pluck, and per chance may yet live for many years to come, and do considerable execution in the washing and ironing business.
KANE-HIGHLAND & GOURQUET- GUEST May 21, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Marriage licenses Gone Out This Week.- The Clerk here issued two marriage licenses this week. Barney KANE and Miss Maggie HIGHLANDS (niece of Jimmy FERGUSON), and Albert GOURQUET and Miss Annie GUEST of Bear Valley, are authorized to launch their respective canoes into the sea of matrimony. Nothing ,exactly, like it.
DEYOUNG, Amelia May 28, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Amelia DEYOUNG, mother of M. H. DEYOUNG, proprietor of the San Francisco Chronicle, died in San Francisco the past week, the immediate cause of her death being congestion of the brain. She was a native of Bordeaux, France, and seventy-two years of age.
JACKSON, Obediah May 28, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Found Dead. - A man by the name of Obediah JACKSON living in Catheys Valley, was found dead, on Tuesday morning last, by Louis PEDERSON, a neighbor. The deceased appeared to have been engaged in chopping, and making posts, for when found, a tree had fallen across him which held him to the ground. It is supposed the man had been dead a week or more, for his body was literally eaten up by vermin. The deceased was about forty years of age, and a native of England. He had taken up and filed upon a piece of land, upon which he was laboring when the terrible fate overtook him.
Vitals June 1881 Mariposa Gazette
June 4, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 4, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
HALSTEAD- SHIMER- At Coulterville, Mariposa county, May 28th, 1881, by B.F. MORRIS, J.P., Frank HALSTEAD to Miss Frances SHIMER, both of Coulterville.
GOURGUET- GUEST- At Bear Valley, Mariposa county, May 21st, 1881, by Joseph QUIEROLO, J.P., A. D. GOURGUET to Miss Annie E. GUEST.
McELLIGOTT- GUEST- At Bear Valley, Mariposa county, May 21st, 1881, by Joseph QUIEROLO, J.P., Patrick McELLIGOTT to Miss Lucy E. GUEST.
KEAN- HIGHLANDS- At Mountain View, Mariposa county, May 27th, 1881, at the residence of James FERGUSON, by Rev. F. WILLIAM, C.P., Barney KEAN to Miss Maggie HIGHLANDS.
REYNOLDS- LUXON- At the residence of the bride's parents, near Fitchville, on the eve of April 2?th, 1881, by Rev. J. E. HILL, Mr. Charles G. REYNOLDS to Miss Lizzie LUXON, both of Huron county, Ohio. (the above groom is a big nephew to the editor of this paper.)
Died June 4, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
SHILLING- At his home, 8 miles east of Coulterville, on Wednesday morning, May 25th, 1881, Milton SHILLING, aged 19 years and 7 months.
June 11, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 11, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
PEARCE- In Hite's Cove, Mariposa Co., May 23d, 1881, to the wife of J. H. PEARCE, a son.
Died June 11, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
QUICK- In Mariposa, June 9th, 1881, Mrs. Deborah QUICK, wife of Morgan W. QUICK, aged 52 years, 6 months and 9 days.
HARRISON- In Mariposa, June 9th, 1881, William Henry HARRISON, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 73 years.
June 18, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Died June 18, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
APPLING- At the residence of E. R. APPLING, Merced county, June 5th, 1881, R. A. APPLING, a native of Georgia, aged 62 years. Georgia papers please copy.
June 25, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Died June 25, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
HAMILTON- In Yosemite Valley, Mariposa county, June 21st, 1881, John HAMILTON, a native of Ohio, aged 41.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
QUICK, Miss Deborah June 11, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Deborah QUICK - Thursday morning last, our citizens were astonished at the announcement of the death of Mrs. Deborah QUICK, wife of Morgan W. QUICK, an old citizen of this section. The family, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. QUICK and three children, reside upon their farm about eight miles below town. Contemplating a trip for the benefit of her health, Mrs. QUICK had come into town the day before for the purpose of making purchases, and preparing for a visit to Sacramento and wherever else it might be deemed advisable to go. She was stopping for the night with Mrs. FRITZ, and retired at the usual hour, apparently as well as she had been for sometime past. By some intimations her last dying moments were discovered by Mrs. FRITZ, about four o'clock in the morning. Her principal complaint was a derangement and repeated fluttering about the heart, which no doubt, terminated in what is commonly known as heart disease and ultimate death. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark STEWART who came from Maryland across the plains in 1848, and landed upon the spot where the great city of Sacramento now stands. Immediately after their arrival, Mr. STEWART, by permission of General SUTTER, erected a wooden building on what is now called Front Street, between I. and J., and used it as a hotel; the first accommodation for public convenience, ever constructed in that vicinity. The same year Mr. STEWART purchased from General SUTTER the " Tannery Property " situated about one mile from the old Fort, near the American River, which property is still belongs to the heirs, Mr. and Mrs. STEWART being dead, October 19, 1854, in Sacramento. The deceased was married to Morgan W. QUICK, who soon afterwards with his newly chosen life-partner, launched their bark upon the Quicksands of time, which bore them to the banks of Mariposa Creek about one mile above town, where they lived for many years, and improved a garden, ranch and vineyard, which together with the business of stock-raising' and frugal management, Mr. QUICK acquired a comfortable independence for the purpose of life. During their residence here they have had born to them 7 children, three of whom are now living; respectively Mark, aged 25, Morgan, 23, and Jane aged 21. Mrs. QUICK was a native of Maryland aged 52 years six months and nine days, and leaves behind to mourn her loss, a husband and three children' also a brother who resides in this section besides several relatives in Sacramento. In behalf of the friends here who hold the highest esteem for our old citizen Mr. QUICK, and the bereaved ones, we all unite in tendering our most heartfelt sympathy to him and to those nearest to the heart of a departed wife, mother and sister. The funeral took place from the residence of Mr. John FRITZ, yesterday at four o'clock P.M. and the remains were followed by the family, and a large concourse of friends to the village cemetery, where all that was of her on earth, was laid carefully away in the silent tomb, close besides the four beloved children who had gone before. The funeral services were performed by Rev. R.A. SAWRIE.
HARRISON, Gen. William Henry June 11, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Gen. HARRISON - Quite unexpectedly, William Henry HARRISON died at Schlageter's Hotel, Mariposa, Thursday past at eight o'clock. The news of his death was immediately dispatched to his friends at or near Snelling, Merced County, where the deceased resided, and on the following morning, Mr. John IVETT and Mr. CURTIS appeared to attend to the burial necessities of the departed. Mr. John IVETT, who is one of the oldest inhabitants of that section, and esteemed as one of the staunchest and most reliable citizens of Merced County, called at our office early in the forenoon of yesterday, and from him we gathered the following particulars in regard to General HARRISON since his arrival in California. He was a native of Pennsylvania, born 1808, came direct to California by rail, and landed at Mr. IVETT's on the Merced River, in 1870. Since his arrival in California, except when engaged in business, he has made his home with Mr. IVETT's family. The General being possessed of a most amiable disposition he'd become a great favorite of Mr. IVETT's family, particularly the children, who will as much deplore the loss of the old gentleman as thought he was near akin. Latterly he has been engaged in manufacturing flour at the mill formerly known as " Murray's" on the Merced River, 3 1/2 miles above Snelling. He is known as the proprietor and manufacturer of " Valley Mills Flour." The deceased is reputed to be a nephew of General HARRISON, who was distinguished by being elected President of the United States. His funeral took place from Schlageter's Hotel, at 2 o'clock P.M. yesterday, and the remains of the good old man, William W. HARRISON, who had clung to life for 73 years, was followed by a large number of friends, acquaintances and strangers to the public cemetery, where he now lies free from the pains of life. Rev. R.A. SAWRIE performed the funeral services at the grave.
WEBBER, J. H. June 18, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Suicide. - J. H. WEBBER a promising citizen
of Stockton, on Friday of last week, committed suicide by drowning
in the Stockton Slough. We clip the following from the Stockton
" The deceased was a old resident of San Joaquin valley, having come to
the coast with Colonel STEVENSON'S regiment. Like most of the pioneers
of the West, he has seen the ups and downs of
life, and the downs have, as often the case, had the best of the conflict. He was one of the founders of the Society of San Joaquin Pioneers, but he dropped out one of the organization. He was also one time prominent in temperance organizations, and passed the chairs with honors. He was Secretary of the Order of Mexican Veteran, and Notary Public, conveyance, searcher of records, and has always occupied a prominent place in the community. No satisfactory reason for the last deed he did, has been found. He seemed worried about an abstract he had lost or which had been stolen from him; but it is thought that so trifling a loss could not have been productive of such grave results. Perhaps this, with the despondency which often visits men of his character and habits, may have combined in an unguarded moment to act which his days. He left a wife and eight children-five girls and three boys- ranging from ten years of age up.
APPLING, Bob June 18, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Dead - The Fresno Expositor of the 13th inst, contains the announcement of the death of our old friend, and pioneer of this county, well known as Bob APPLING, oldest of the three brothers who resided here at a early period, viz., Peter, and John APPLING, who are still living and reside in Fresno county. Too see and know the fact that the old pioneers of California are so rapidly passing away, causes us to feel exceedingly sad, knowing full well that we are listed upon the same roll with those early adventurers. Many of them had have passed away, and the few remaining are simply battling against the current of time, which will soon exhaust what little vitality they have left, and will soon cast off this mortal coil, lost to memory dear. The expositor contains the following:" It is with feelings of regret that we chronicle the death of the pioneer citizens of this valley. The last one whose death we are called upon to chronicle, is that of Robert Alston APPLING, who died at the residence of E.R. APPLING, in Merced county on the 5th inst. Mr. APPLING was one of the pioneer settlers of this valley, and has long been identified with its interest. For the past year he has been under medical treatment, but the disease was incurable, and it gradually sapped away his life, and culminated as above stated. He was a native of the State of Georgia, and at the time of his death was 62 years old.
Vitals July 1881 Mariposa Gazette
July 2, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
July 9, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 9, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
PRESTON- JOHNSON- At Hornitos, Mariposa county, July 4TH, 1881, by S. W. CARR, J.P., Uriah F. PRESTON to Mary Ellen JOHNSON.
Died July 9, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
AMY- In San Francisco, at the French Hospital, June 30th, 1881, Victor AMY, a native of France, aged 48 years.
FULTON- At Hornitos, Mariposa county, June 30th, 1881, David FULTON, aged 51, a native of Pennsylvania.
July 16, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Died July 16, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
BAUER- At Hornitos, Mariposa county, July 9, 1881, Egide BAUER, a native of Germany, aged about 63, years.
July 23, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 23, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
MEANY- TACKETT- At the Lick House, San Francisco, July 12th, 1881, by the Rev. Dr. WYTHE, A.J. MEANY to Miss May TACKETT. All of Merced.
WIDMAN- SCHLAGETER- At the residence of the bride's parents, Mariposa, Mariposa county, July 21st, 1881, by Father Michael MacNAMARA, W. H. WIDMAN to Miss Hermina SCHLAGETER. All of this county.
Died July 23, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
TEMPLE- In Mariposa, July 16th, 1881, Mrs. Elvira TEMPLE, a native of Ohio, aged about 62 years.
July 30, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
AMY, Victor July 9, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Sudden Death of Victor AMY.
Many of our citizens can well remember Victor
AMY, who many years ago resided here and at Hornitos, associated with
ARDIZZI, carrying on the business of hotel, bakery and saloon. They
here about 1866 or 1868, and have been engaged in business for a number
of years in Kern county. Victor AMY was highly respected by all who
him here, and the news of sudden death will
heard with sorrow. We find the following notice of his death in the Kern County Californian of July 2d: "This community was shocked and grieved last Thursday morning at the announcement by telegraph of the death at the French Hospital in San Francisco of Mr. Victor AMY of Sumner. Though robust in appearance, Mr. Amy's health had not been good for a long time, but his friends here and elsewhere indulged the hope that a course of medical treatment in San Francisco might re-establish it, and the kindly genial gentle yet be spared many years of life, prosperity and happiness. But such alas! was not to be. At 6 o'clock on Thursday morning last he peacefully passed away. So general and genuine were the expressions of grief caused by the sad event that they might have been deemed to possess even power to pierce the 'dull, cold ear of death.' We learn that, according to the terms of his will, the business will be carried on in the name of Amy and Ardizzi until May 1, 1884, when the property is to be divided, and his share go to his heirs. The executors are his brother Melchoir and his partner Beneditto ARDIZZI. Mr. ARDIZZI departed for San Francisco Thursday evening to take charge of the remain, which will probably be interred there."
TATE, John D. July 9, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Dead. - John D. TATE, formerly a resident of this county, and partner of Victor AMY in a restaurant in this town, died in a San Francisco hospital of cancer of the stomach.
HAMILTON, John July 9, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
John HAMILTON, one of the early guides into Yosemite, and for many years a resident of Mariposa County, died in the Valley on The 21st of June. His funeral services were the first that had been held in the little Yosemite Chapel since its erection two years since, and where well attended by citizens of the Valley and tourist visitors, appropriate exercises were conducted by Rev. Dr. McLEAN OF ??????? and the remains interred in the little graveyard near the tomb of J. C LAMON, the pioneer settler of Yosemite. Mr. HAMILTON was a native of Ohio, and has a mother in Illinois to mourn his loss.
BAUER, Egide July 16, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Large Funeral - We are informed that the funeral of Egide BAUER, killed by D. K. PITZER in Hornitos last Saturday, was very largely attended by the citizens of that place, and also by a large number of friends and acquaintances from the surrounding country, and was one of the largest funerals that has taken place in Hornitos for many years.
BAUER, Egide July 16, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Edige BAUER Killed, in Hornitos, by D. K. PITZER.-
About 12 o'clock last Saturday night news reached Mariposa to the
that Edige BAUER had been killed, in Hornitos, by D. K. PITZER. From
we can find out the shooting took place about 6:30 P.M., and the
of which, as near as we can learn, are about as follows. The farms of
two men adjoin, and the trouble grew out of a dividing fence, and from
hogs belonging to BAUER breaking into the fields of PITZER. About three
weeks ago they met, and after some words between the men, it is said
attempted to shoot BAUER with a shotgun, but the gun was knocked aside
and the trouble ended for the time being. Saturday last the two men
met near the edge of town, when PITZER, who is said to have been under
the influence of liquor, drew a pistol and fired twice, the first ball
taking effect in the arm and the other passing through the heart,
him instantly. Whether or not the men had any words, or even spoke to
other, we are not able to find out. After the killing PITZER gave
up to Constable
TURNER, and was placed in the calaboose at that place. The people were very much incensed over the affair, and we hear threats of lynching were freely made, but the good people of Hornitos and vicinity were finally persuaded to let law take its course. It is much to be regretted that a quarrel between old neighbors should have such a terrible ending, as both were old and highly respected citizens of that section, having large families, both advanced in years, and until lately been on friendly terms. The examination of PITZER took place last Wednesday, at Hornitos, before Justice CARR, and the defendant was committed to the County Jail without bail on a charge of murder. The defendant made no defense at the examination, reserving this until his case comes to trial. The following is the verdict of the Coroner's Jury, at an inquest held on the body of Mr. BAUER last Sunday:
State of California,
County of Mariposa.
Before S. W. CARR, Acting Coroner, in the matter
of the inquisition upon the body of Edige BAUER, deceased:
We, the undersigned jurors, summoned to appear before S. W. CARR, Acting Coroner of the County of Mariposa, at Hornitos Township, on the 10th day of July, 1881, to inquire into the cause of the death of Edige BAUER, having been duly sworn according to law and having made such inquisition, after inspecting the body and hearing the testimony adduced, upon our oaths, each and all do say, that we find the deceased was named Edige BAUER, was a native of Germany, aged about 63 years; that he came to his death on the evening of the 9th day of July, 1881, in this county; and we further find, that we believe D. K. PITZER to be the person by whose act the death of said Edige BAUER is occasioned. We also find and believe that the said death was caused by two pistol shots fired by D. K. PITZER, and without cause or provocation. All of which we duly certify by this inquisition in writing by us signed this
10th day of July, 1881.
A. N. PHELPS,
E. F. SYLVESTER,
TEMPLE, Mrs. Elvira July 23, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. TEMPLE - This lady, whose death is announced elsewhere in this paper, is the widow of Thomas TEMPLE, who died here sometime in March 1880. She leaves three children, Mrs. Harry LIND, George W. TEMPLE, Justice of the Peace of this place, and Johnnie TEMPLE, who resides somewhere in the northern portion of the State. The TEMPLE family came from Ohio and settled in this county and town about the year 1862. Mr. and Mrs. TEMPLE were most remarkable for the quiet and unobtrusive manners, perfectly harmless and at peace with the all the world. She had been sick for about seven weeks with typhoid-pneumonia. The funeral took place on Sunday last and was attended by a large concourse of friends and acquaintances, who followed the remains to the Masonic Cemetery, where the ceremonies were performed by Mr. George COUNTS.
Vitals 1881 Mariposa Gazette
August 6, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Married August 6, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
HARRIS- WHITNEY- In Mariposa, August 3d, 1881, by the Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, Mr. John F. HARRIS to Mrs. R. E. WHITNEY.
August 13, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 13, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
JAMES- At James Ranch, near Atwater Station, Merced county, August 4th, 1881, to the wife of John JAMES, a son.
CROOKS- Near Fresno Flats, Fresno Co., August 4th, 1881, to the wife of William CROOKS, a daughter.
WOLLESON- At Granite Springs, Mariposa county, July 22d, 1881, to the wife of Peter WOLLESON, a daughter.
TURNER- In Mariposa, August 7th, 1881, to the wife of J. T. TURNER, a son.
Died August 13, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
TURNER- In Mariposa, August 7th, 1881, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. TURNER.
August 20, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
August 27, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 27, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
WEILER- In Mariposa, August 22, 1881, to the wife of John WEILER, a daughter.
Married August 27, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
HILL- QUICK- August 23d, 1881, at the residence of the bride's father, near Mariposa, by Hon. John M. CORCORAN, Superior Judge, Edwin Valentine HILL to Miss Eusebia Jane QUICK.
Died August 27, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
McDERMOTT- In Mariposa, August 23, 1881, of consumption, Peter McDERMOTT, a native of Ireland, aged 50 years.
MEYER- In Mariposa, August 14th, 1881, Theodore MEYER, a native of France, aged 50 years.
AMIARD- In Mariposa, August 23d, 1881, Victor AMIARD, a native of France, aged 55 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
MEYER, Theodore August 20, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Dropped Dead - Theodore MEYER, a Frenchman, dropped dead last Sunday evening at the residence of A. BOCQUET, in Mariposa. It appears that he, in company with others, were eating supper at BOCQUET'S, and during the course of the meal Mr. MEYER arose for the purpose of getting a drink of water, He reached the water-bucket, raised the dipper to his lips and was in the act of drinking, when the dipper dropped from his hands and he fell backwards upon the floor. His comrades immediately went to his assistance, but found upon reaching his side that life was extinct. The cause of his death is generally supposed to have been heart disease. An inquest was held on the body, and following is the verdict: The undersigned having been duly summoned by George TEMPLE, Esq., Acting Coroner, to inquire into the cause of death of Theodore MEYER, do find that said Theodore MEYER was a native of France, resident of Mariposa, aged about fifty-one years, and the death of said Theodore MEYER arose from natural causes. Chas. ROGAN, Foreman, David F. EGENHOFF, Fred. W. SCHLAGETER, John W. CAYNOR, Harvey WILLIAMS, B. O. MALSTON, William McCANN. Mariposa, August 15th, 1881
HILL-QUICK August 27, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
The Wedding.- On Tuesday last, at the pleasant home of M. W. QUICK and family about eight miles below town, an event occurred, which for its unostentatious, was one, that will be lasting in the memories of those who where present, and participated in the ceremonies. Rumor had been rife for several days, that Miss Jane, the only daughter of Mr. QUICK was soon to be married, but to whom was a matter of conjecture until the license was obtained from the clerk, and the services of Hon. J. M. CORCORAN, Judge of the Superior Court, was called into requisition to officiate. About 10 A.M. was to be seen an assemblage of a few friends who had gathered to witness the connubial tie, and to enjoy the marriage feast which had been duly prepared for the happy and momentous occasion. At the moment of the approach of the happy twain, with their assistants, to the Hymenial Alter, there fell an unusual stillness over all of nature, even the gentle breeze which so unceasingly wafts through the leaves of the large fig tree and vines which overshadow the premises, seemed listless while the Judge in a most solemn and impressive manner pronounced sentence upon the doomed couple, who readily consented to obey the laws of love and affection for one-another, regardless of earthquakes, comet, or any extraordinary convulsion of nature, so long as they together are permitted to live. The family on the part of the bride who where present consisted of her father Morgan W. QUICK, and her two brothers, Mark W. and M.W. Jr. On the part of the groom, whose name is Edwin Valentine HILL, were his father and mother, and two sisters all of Calaveras county. Mr. Mark W. QUICK and Miss Katie HILL, gracefully filled the offices of groomsman and bridesmaid, with becoming modesty. As the Judge was reciting the syllabus to the case at hand, a slight flush of scarlet hue might have been observed upon the cheek of the youthful groomsman, who would, no doubt, had the prompter so ordered, swung his fair partner to the center, and counter-balanced the principle object of the occasion. The remainder of the company consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. PEREGOY, Mrs. Emily HILL of Sherlocks, Mrs. EGENHOFF, Misses Lizzie, Johanna and Anna EGENHOFF, Miss Alelia DAUT, Miss Lucy PEREGOY, W, D, EGENHOFF and George LACY. At 12 M., dinner was announced. The tables were situated under two large fig trees and were sumptuously loaded with all the goodies and substancials, obtainable from the vegetable kingdom, and from the markets at this season of the year. At least two hours were most pleasantly spent at dinner, under the shade of the vine and fig tree. We came near forgetting to mention that the handsome bride was dressed in an "ashes of the rose" silk, made in train, and elaborately trimmed with satin. The groom is not of large stature, lacking about six inches of being as near the clouds, as is his assistant, but is well educated, intelligent and possessed of sufficient vitality to make a provident husband. A few hours being happily spent, and the sun beginning to rapidly recline towards the western horizon, it became necessary to close the auspicious day with happy wishes for the success of the adventurers, and concluding with a kindly hand-shake etc., the company dispersed to their respective homes. The two loving hearts beating as one, left on Thursday last for their future home at the 4th crossing, in Calaveras county. We are indepted to an informant who was present at the wedding, and from him we pumped the foregoing details of the happy event. Since the above was about in type, a compliment of wedding cake has been received. May the path over which this young couple have chosen to travel together, continue as smooth at it now appears. May they live to see many HILLS grow in grandeur and become mountains of bliss upon which they may rest their weary heads, in the closing scenes of life, and live till a golden harvest is won. HILL/QUICK marriage Aug. 27,1881 Mariposa
McDERMOTT, Peter August 27, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Peter McDERMOTT - The deceased, after a long and painful illness, closed his career on earth on Monday night last. He was an old resident of this town and county, and for many years held official positions, in which he acquitted himself with honor, and has always been held in high esteem by all his acquaintances. The name Peter McDERMOTT is as familiar to all old Mariposans as that of any other associated with the county, and the news of his death will be generally received with an expression of sorrow. His chief attributes were sobriety, honesty and industry, and in his departure his excellent wife has lost a provident husband and support, and the community a good citizen. We understand he has an aged father still living in Ireland, and a sister in the City of New York. The funeral ceremonies were held, Father MacNAMARA officiating, at the Catholic church and cemetery, on Wednesday last, at five o'clock P.M., and was attended by a large number of citizens of the town and country around.
Vitals September 1881 Mariposa Gazette
September 3, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 3, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
PALMER- Chowchilla, Mariposa county, August 29, 1881, to the wife of John G. PALMER, a daughter. Nine pounds.
Died September 3, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
OPPENHEIM- In Merced, August 30th, 1881, Benjamin OPPENHEIM, a native of Germany, aged ?0 years.
CRIPPEN- In Yosemite Valley, Mariposa county, August 31st, 1881, Effie CRIPPEN, aged 14 years and 8 months.
September 10, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Died September 10, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
JOHNSON- At Hornitos, Mariposa Co., September 6th, 1881, Ruth, wife of William JOHNSON, aged 30 years. [ deceased leaves four children.] Sonora and San Leandro papers please copy.
September 17, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Married September 17, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
MULLENHAUER- WOLLESON- At Granite Springs, Mariposa county, September 7th, 1881, by the Rev. W. H. DYER, Mr. Louis MULLENHAUER, of Stockton, to Miss Ellen WOLLESON, of Granite Springs.
Died September 17, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
VAN CAMPEN- Near Hornitos, Mariposa county, September 9th, 1881, Ira D. VAN CAMPEN, a native of New York, aged 56 years.
September 24, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 24, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
McMILLAN- At Indian Gulch, Mariposa county, September 3d, 1881 to the wife of A. J. McMILLAN, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
CRIPPEN, Effie September 3, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Effie CRIPPEN.- The deceased was the youngest daughter of Mrs. J. K. BARNARD of Yo Semite Valley. She was the daughter of Joshua D. CRIPPEN deceased, and former Sheriff of this county. Her illness has been a protracted one, and her death was not wholly unexpected by her parents and friends. Effie was a lovely child, and her death is a sad bereavement to her parents and sisters. Many a heart will be saddened at the tidings of her untimely departure from earth. The grim monster, Death' holds a impartial respect for persons: blooming youth, as well as the aged, must yield to the sickle, and fall into the swath, which is to be gathered into the fold and garnered with others who have preceded, and those who are soon to follow. At this writing, Friday 11 A.M., there are two conflicting reports about the disposition of the remains of the deceased. One is, that she was temporarily laid away in Yo Semite Valley: another that she was to be brought and laid besides her father in the Masonic cemetery of this place. Since the above was in type, we learn from Alex. COULTER that the corpse will arrive here this afternoon, Friday.
PATERSON, Donald September 3, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Dead.- Donald PATERSON, formerly of this section, ) brother of David PATERSON, deceased, and brother of Mrs. GONIGALL, residing on the Chowchilla,) died at Santa Ana, Los Angelese county, on June 22d, last.
OPPENHEIM, Ben. September 3, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Ben OPPENHEIM - The Merced Star of the 1st instant contains the following: " Ben. OPPENHEIM after an illness of only a few days, died about one o'clock yesterday morning at his place of business on Front street. He was a pioneer of California, was well known in Sonora, Tuolumne County, and also in Mariposa, having been engaged many years ago in both places in the general merchandise business. He was buried yesterday under the auspices of the Masonic Order, and was followed to his last resting place by the Fire Company and a large concourse of friends and acquaintances. Mr. OPPENHEIM was a native of Prussia, aged about 60 years, and unmarried.
SUTHERLAND, John September 10, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Dead. - The Fresno Expositor of August 31st says: John SUTHERLAND, an old citizen of this county, died at San Francisco last Friday. He was well known throughout this valley, having been for many years engaged in the stock business, and having considerable property in Fresno, San Joaquin and Tulare counties. He had great energy and endurance, and though severely injured by accidents on different occasions, he retained his strength and kept up with his business until a few weeks ago. Feeling ill, he started to Santa Cruz with a part of his family a few days ago, but at San Francisco he was so prostrated that he was unable to proceed further, his death ensuing as stated above. At the time of his death he was in his 76th year. He was born in England. Mr. SUTHERLAND was the father of twenty-three children, He was a kind-hearted man, and was well liked by all who knew him. He was buried at Stockton. In addition to his property in that state, Mr. SUTHERLAND had large landed estate in Texas.
CRIPPEN, Effie September 10, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
I have frequently written communications for your paper, but never with such feelings of sadness as now fill my heart, whilst chronicling the death of Miss Effie Maud CRIPPEN, which occurred at three o'clock, Wednesday morning, Aug. 31st. She had been ill for a long time, and when at last the summons came for her to bid farewell to earth, she obeyed without a struggle, although it must have been hard for anyone loving this beautiful earth, and her many friends as warmly as she did, to leave all without a murmuring. But he, " who doeth all things well" chose our darling, and though our hearts are bruised and aching, we try to bend submissive to His will. She left us on the last day of the beautiful summer, and when her sorrow stricken parents and sisters awoke to the chill winds of Autumn morning, it was to realize that darling Effie's spirit was ready to take flight to that peaceful clime where reigns perpetual summer. Death came so calmly to her that we scarcely knew when earthly sleep changed into eternal slumber. The funeral took place from the family residence, at three o'clock on Thursday, and the remains were followed by all residents of the Valley. The school children formed a procession and attended their beloved companion to her last resting place. The services were conducted by Colonel J. M. HUTCHINGS, the old pioneer and Guardian of the Valley, and were solemn and impressive. Little Effie now sleeps under the shade of the old oak tree near the Yo Semite Falls, and we who are left behind to mourn her loss, almost envy her the peaceful repose, not broken, but lulled by the unceasing murmur of the beautiful river.
SMITH, L. H. P. September 10, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Drowned - The San Francisco daily papers of the 2cd instant announce the death by drowning of L.H.P. SMITH, who resided in this section for many years, and well known to the oldest inhabitants. We clip the following from an exchange: " L.H.P. SMITH, a collector, residing on Stockton street, near Broadway, went to the baths at the foot of Hyde street, at 6 o'clock, yesterday morning, for a swim, it being his daily custom. Shortly after, some men at work at Selby's Smelting Works saw him with his face under water and kicking violently, as if drowning. A boat was sent to his assistance but it was to late. His body was recovered in only about 5 feet of water. Deceased was formerly a resident of Mariposa county, where for many years, he kept a wayside in called the Oak Spring House. He was a native of Germany, 58 years of age. An inquest was held on the body later in the day, the jury returning a verdict of accidental drowning."
VAN CAMPEN, Ira September 17, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
SUICIDE - On Friday of last week, September 9, news was brought to town that Ira D. VAN CAMPEN, an old resident of the county, whose ranch is in the neighborhood of Indian Gulch about five miles from Hornitos, had committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a rifle. Owing to financial and family troubles, Mr. VAN CAMPEN had been in a state of despondency for some time prior to the fatal act. For four days immediately preceding his death his brother William was in constant attendance upon him, except when rest from exhaustion, was required. Quite early on Friday morning, when all were sleeping soundly, Ira proceeded to the fatal deed by systematically arranging the rifle and holding it to his forehead, the trigger was pulled and the top of his head mostly blown off. An inquest was held which found a verdict of death caused by his own hand. He was a native of Alleghany County, New York, and came to California in 1852. Deceased was buried besides his little son at the home, which is now left desolate.
Vitals October 1881 Mariposa Gazette
October 1, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 1, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
In Hornitos September 2th, to the wife of Ralph BARCROFT, a son.
At Hobron Mill, near Coulterville, Sept. 24, 1881, to the wife of Samuel D. HOBRON, a son.
Died October 1, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
At Mariposa, September 24th, 1881, George Washington
LEA, aged 64 years,
a native of Tennessee.
In Hornitos, Sept. 24, 1881, Jean SASTRADE, aged 51, native of France. In Mariposa, Sept. 20th,1881, Dr. William Sevier KAVANAUGH, aged 67 years native of Alabama.
In Yosemite Valley, Sept. 26th, 1881, Miss Flora HUTCHINGS, eldest daughter of J. M. HUTCHINGS, aged 18 years, born in Yo Semite Valley, Mariposa county.
October 8, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
BORN October 8, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
CHESTER- In Cathey's Valley Sept. 19th, 1881, to the wife of Lewis CHESTER, a daughter.
HUNT- At Bear Valley, October 6th, to the wife of Ely HUNT, a son.
October 15, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
October 22, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Married October 22, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
CULVER- GANN- In Merced, October 17th, 1881, by Rev. J. R. GREGORY. Frank CULVER, of Merced to Miss Mary E. GANN, of Cathey's Valley, Mariposa county.
October 29, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 29, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
BREWER- At Buchanan, Fresno county, October 20, 1881, to the wife of Willis BREWER- a son.
Married October 29, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
COWELL- THRESHER- In Stockton, October 25th, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. John HOPPER, W. W. COWELL and Miss Mary THRESHER. [ The groom is a nephew of ours. May long life, and rose- strewn paths be theirs.]
MARTIN- HAMILTON- In Visalia, Cal. October 10, 1881, at the Palace Hotel, by T. W. PENDERGRASS, Thos. W. MARTIN and Miss Tillie Hamilton, of Madera, Fresno Co., Cal.
HUGHES- BERNHARD- In Fresno City October 23d, 1881, Mr. Wm. M. HUGHES to Miss Matilda BERNARD.
Died October 29, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
CRADDOCK- Bear Valley October 25, 1881, Henry M. CRADDOCK aged 51 years native of Port Royal, Jamaica, West Indies.
WARD- At Altamount, Alameda county, October
24th, William W. WARD, M.D., a native of Alabama, aged 66 years.
Deceased was brought to Stockton where the funeral took place from the Central M. E. Church on Wednesday October 26th.
MAY- At Yosemite Valley, Mariposa county, October 23d, 1881, Albert D. MAY, a native of Ohio, aged 51 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
HUTCHINGS, Flora October 1, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Sorrowful in the Extreme - The sad news reached us on Tuesday last of the sudden death of Miss Flora HUTCHINGS, eldest daughter of J. M. HUTCHINGS, in Yo Semite Valley. She was taken suddenly ill and died on Monday morning last. She was the first white child born in the valley, and about eighteen years of age. It is said she took a violent cold from getting wet, or coming in sudden contact with water, which operated adversely to nature, thereby causing her death. The painful affliction will no doubt be the severe blow to her aged father experienced by him in his life; for she was his pride and companion whithersoever he might ramble in the wilds or upon the cliffs of the great Valley, the lovely spot where she was born, and where she is now so prematurely laid away in quiet repose, besides the silvery waters whose musical murmurs have so oft been mingled with her cheery song which are now silent to the lovely Flora, whose lease of life was so full of promise. At this writing we are unable to learn any further particulars regarding her death.
LEA, George Washington October 1, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Death of George Washington LEA.- Sunday morning last closed the career of G.W. LEA, another of the pioneers of this State and county. He is well known to the oldest inhabitants of this section, having resided here since 1850. He was a wagon maker, which business he has followed in the town of Mariposa for a number of years. Although he was not faultless, he possessed many excellent traits of character which were calculated to redeem the unfortunate habits acquired by many pioneers, who never sought to rise in the world above the natural condition of things, and immediate necessities. But not withstanding his laxity, and unambiguous nature, he was morally honest and conscientious in all his dealings with men; and as good and faithful mechanic, he will be very much missed by those whose demands for his services in making and repairing of wagons and vehicles which made LEA a necessity to the industrious teamster, whose patience seldom wearied at LEA's procrastination's of time, for his work when finished, was well done. He was unmarried, and leaves no known relatives in this State to mourn his loss. As Monday had been fixed as a day for humiliation and prayer out of respect to our ill-fated president, the friends and acquaintances of poor LEA bethought it to themselves to pay tribute of respect to the faithful pioneer who had lived and served his time among them for so many years, which was accordingly done in a manner that would have been a honor to a more distinguished citizen. At the appointed hour for the funeral to take place, a procession was formed and led off by the Mariposa Brass Band which played a funeral dirge in a solemn and impressive manner, and characterized the last sad rites commemorated to the deceased with a deeper impression than any ever occurring in this place. The attendance was unusually large, and ceremonies were held at the Public Cemetery, by Rev. Mr. SAWRIE, which together with the solemn dirge played by the Brass Band, made it an event long to be remembered.
SASTRADE, Jean October 1, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Found Dead - Mr. Eugene LAVIGNE came into town on Thursday, and brought the news of the death of Jean SASTRADE, a brother of Mrs. Chas. MERCK of Hornitos, who was found dead at the MERCK Ranch on Bear Creek on the morning of Tuesday last. He was alone on the ranch, and when found, the body was in a bad state of decomposition, supposed to have been dead several days. His remains were carried to Hornitos and buried in the Catholic Cemetery on Wednesday.
OWENS, Owen October 1, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Hospital - A man by the name of Owen OWENS, a Norwegian, died at the County Hospital on Sunday last. He had as we learn, been in the employ of Mr. ??inpee cutting wood somewhere in the foothills of this county. It appears that he was brought here in a hurried and negligent manner, and placed upon the steps of the gallery of the Hospital in the night by some one unknown, and left there in an insensible condition. When found by the Hospital steward in the morning, he was short of clothing or blankets and the night had been very cool. As soon as the sick man rreceived proper attention, he became conscious and inquired of the Steward, " where he was?" The poor unfortunate man lived about twenty-four hours and died unknown and unheeded by anyone here. He was undoubtedly neglected in his sickness, and forced to die for the want of attention and care.
GENSON, Charles October 8, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Found Dead - Charles GENSON, a native of France, aged about 64 years, was found dead in his cabin on the ranch of N. PENDOLA, about five miles from the town of Bear Valley, on the 29th ult. The verdict of the Coroner's jury was, that he died of natural causes.
BRIEN, Dennis October 8, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Hospital.- Dennis BRIEN who has been in declining health for some three years past, was buried on Sunday last. He was a pioneer merchant of this place, and stood high as a business man during the balmy days of business in old Mariposa.
WARD, William October 29, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Dr. William WARD, for many years resident of Mariposa county, and a California Pioneer, died at Altamount, Alameda County, Monday, the 24th instant, and the funeral will take place at two o'clock this afternoon from the Central M. E. Church in this city. Deceased was a gentleman of fine mental culture, brilliant in his profession, and kindly and hospitable in disposition. The sad tidings of his death will be received with sorrow by his many friends in Mariposa and elsewhere in the State. Deceased leaves few relatives- one son, who resides in Mariposa, and a cousin, Judge John H. STANLEY, of San Francisco.- Stockton Independent, October 26. Thirty-two years ago on the 13th day of September last, we were one of a band of adventurers numbering about thirty, who left their native homes, relatives and friends, sacrificing worldly comforts and a competency bequeathed by our ancestors, all to gratify an insatiable desire to acquire heaps of gold which so brilliantly loomed up on the horizon of our electric imaginations, and which became a general epidemic throughout the land in the days of '49. Thirty-two years ago Dr. W.W. WARD was a companion with us as we entered what is now the sacred precinct of Mariposa. Our little band of thirty is now diminished in number- we can only find three or four left. Billy Evans of Bear Valley, old John ALLEN living somewhere in the Chowchilla region, and poor old negro Oscar, who is somewhat demented; he can't remember much about crossing the plains, except the killing of many a fat rattlesnake. There is one other whom we came near to forgetting, Thos. EARLY, formerly Sheriff of this county, who has for several years been confined in the Insane asylum at Stockton. To the best of our recollection and information, there are but four or five left today of the hopeful band of fellows with whom we camped upon the golden banks of Mariposa Creek in the days of '49. Dr. Ward was a man of intelligence and well educated in his profession as a physician. Had he studiously applied himself to his profession while in California, he could have enjoyed heaps of gold he was always seeking to find otherwise than by utilizing his profession. Who next of our little band is to cross the mortal threshold? The number is narrowing down; perhaps we are listed for the next boat.
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November 5, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 5, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
PATTEN. - Mariposa, November 2d, to the wife of S.C. PATTEN, a daughter.
November 12, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 12, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
GIVENS- Hornitos, October 19th, 1881, to the wife of Thomas GIVENS a son- weight 9 1/2 pounds.
OWEN- In the town of Coulterville, Mariposa County, to the wife of Robert H. OWEN, a daughter, Sept. 8th, 1881.
Died November 12, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
HUTCHINGS- In Yosemite Valley, November 6th, 1881- the devoted and beloved wife of J. M. HUTCHING, guardian of the Yosemite Valley, from hemorrhage of the lungs. [ The cabin of the pioneer will be very lonely the coming winter without his heart-loved wife and daughter Florence. This is the second bereavement in less than six weeks.]
PATTEN- In Mariposa, November 9th, 1881, Mary Elizabeth, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. PATTEN, aged 7 days.
PATTEN- In Mariposa, November 10th, 1881, Mrs. Mary A. PATTEN, wife of Samuel C. PATTEN, a native of Wisconsin, aged 35 years. [Sheboygan, Wisconsin papers please copy.]
November 19, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
November 26, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
MELHOLN, Henrich November 5, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
A German by the name of Henricks MELHOLN died in his cabin on Burn's Creek a day or two since. He had been living there 14 years and during that time had made but a few acquaintances. The Coroner took charge of his remains
WARD, Dr. November 5, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Dr. WARD.- The following handsome tribute of friendship was addressed to Lovely RODGERS, Esq., of this place, by the son of Dr. WARD, who was in attendance upon his father at the time of his death. The letter is expressive of the kindly feeling entertained by the Doctor toward his old friends in Mariposa; and one who stood foremost as a highly esteemed friend by the Doctor was Lovely ROGERS, whose acquaintance and uninterrupted friendship had existed for thirty years and upwards. The letter reads as follows:
Altamont, Alameda county, Cal.
October 24th, 1881
My Dear Lovely:- I grieve to inform you that
this mourning at 1:45 father calmly and peacefully breathed his last.
had for three months been a great sufferer and bore with heroic
the pains incident to his illness. The end came painless, without a
without a struggle, his soul returned to the hand that gave it. To all
his friends in Mariposa, say he often thought and spoke of them; true
himself to the last moment, his thoughts were of others, never of
Of you, particularly, he often spoke, and regarded you as I do, his
I shall write you again shortly. Very Truly yours,
T. P. WARD.
HUTCHINGS, Mrs. J. M November 12, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Sad News. - Last Wednesday's mail from Yo Semite Valley brought the sad tidings of the sudden death of the wife of J. M HUTCHINGS, which occurred on Monday last, of hemorrhage of the lungs, which lasted only four hours from the time she was taken, till she passed to another sphere, where peacefully she now rests. It is only about a month since we chronicled the death of Miss Flora, the oldest daughter of Mr. HUTCHINGS, a promising young lady of 18 years, who in the midst of life and health, was suddenly torn away from the bosom of a loving father, whose pains of life are now doubled by the decree of fate which indiscriminately cuts down the blades of human type, in a time of life when blissful love and ardent hopes are fully inspired with worldly attachments, and a home most dear. The host of friends and acquaintances of Mr. HUTCHINGS, when they learn of the great misfortune which has befallen him, will unite in offering deepest sympathy for the afflicted, in this hour of great distress. The deceased lady was the second wife of Mr. HUTCHINGS, a lady of culture and refinement, a devoted companion, and highly esteemed by all who knew her.
PATTEN, Mrs. Mary November 12, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. Mary PATTEN.- After an illness of about ten days, Mrs. Mary PATTEN, wife of our worthy citizen, Mr. S. C. PATTEN, relinquished her hold upon earth and friends, and passed to the silent tomb from whence there is no return. The little infant one week old, preceded her in death, the day previous. This occasions a gloomy household, and Mr. PATTEN is deeply sympathized with by many friends and acquaintances. Mrs. PATTEN was a lady of fine attainments, both in intelligence and as a business financier, and will be very much missed from our community of ladies who were patrons and friends. Her business was that of dressmaking, which after years of industry she had built up, and was well prepared to live and enjoy life comfortably, when the grim monster of Death entered the sacred home, and tore her away, leaving a loving and provident husband to mourn her loss. The funeral took place yesterday at 1 P.M., from the family residence, and the remains of one who but yesterday as it were, was amongst us, were followed to the public cemetery and laid away in quiet repose.
WARD, Dr. November 12, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Correction.- Dr. W. W. WARD, whose death was announced in the Gazette of the 26th inst., was born in Newbern, North Carolina, October 4th, 1815, and died at Altamont, Alameda county, at the residence of Mrs. BOLSON, October 24th, 1881, of typhoid fever followed by pleuritic effusion. Was interred in Stockton October 26th, in Rural Cemetery from Central Methodist E. Church.
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December 3, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 3, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
MacMASTER- ZINKAND- At Zinkand's Toll House, November 28th, 1881, by the Rev. Fr. MacNAMARA, Charles W. MacMASTER, of Merced, to Miss Mary C. ZINKAND, daughter of Andrew ZINKAND Esqr., of Princeton, Mariposa County, California.
December 17, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 17, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
McCANN- In Mariposa, Dec. 12th, 1881, to the wife of William McCANN- a daughter.
Married December 17, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
APPLING- SNELL- At the residence of the bride's parents, Lewis District, Mariposa county, Nov. 30th, 1881 Henry B. APPLING to Miss Emily M. SNELL.
December 24, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
December 31, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Died December 31, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
GLYNN- In Yosemite Valley, Dec. 19th, 1881, Thomas GLYNN, a native of Mass., aged 60 years and 7 months.
LORD- At his residence, near Washington Mine, Mariposa county, Dec. 29th, 1881, Samuel LORD, aged 58 native of England.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
LAUGHLIN, William December 3, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
During the week we received a friendly call from Mr. James CUNNINGHAM, who resides with his family in Merced county, near the boundary line of the southerly portion oof Mariposa county, where his land extends into both counties. Mr. CUNNINGHAM is an old '49er- hence he is well know to the settlers of this section. William LAUGHLIN, who died at his place on the 15th inst., was also a pioneer, and a cousin of Mr. CUNNINGHAM'S, with whom he was stopping during his last illness. Mr. CUNNINGHAM entertained the highest regard for his cousin, and feels sorely afflicted over the loss of his beloved relative with whom he had been associated directly and indirectly ever since their arrival in California, nearly a third of a century ago.
Mr. LAUGHLIN was born in the town of Garvah,
Londonberry county, Ireland. He was a lad when he emigrated to Georgia
in 1844, where he had relatives who had migrated thither years before.
He came to California in 1849, and settled in Auburn, Placer county,
he engaged in the mercantile business in connection with a Mr. COLGAN,
which continued up to the fall of 1850, when he removed to Mariposa
About this time a gold excitement broke out in Sonora, Mexico, which
many from this section, among them were Mr. LAUGHLIN. James McDERMOTT
George EVANS, the latter was the first settler in what at present is
as Cathey's Valley, and from whom Mr. Andrew CATHEY bought the ranch
possesory rights on which they still live. Like many others of a like
the expedition to Sonora in search for gold was a failure, and upon his
return he associated with McDERMOTT upon a ranch adjoining the Fremont
ranch, on Mariposa Creek, where they became successful stock raisers
prospered up to 1858, the season of the severest drought before known
many years of the ranchers. During the time Mr. LAUGHLIN who was an
of Senator GWIN, succeeded in having a post-office established at that
point, called and known for many years as "The Gwin Post-office." But
the war broke out, the intense feelings of parties became so aggravated
that the name of "Gwin," who espoused the Southern cause, became
to the Union party, in consequence of which it was changed to "Union
and is known by that name at this time. The ranch was sold to P. R.
the present owner, and the partnership of LAUGHLIN and McDERMOTT,
The next year following the severe drought, Mr. LAUGHLIN struck out for
Virginia, Nevada Territory, where he speculated in mines but with no
success. Leaving Nevada in 1861, he followed off another gold
to Boise City, Idaho Territory, where he engaged in mining and met with
fair success until 1866, when he removed to Montana Territory,
he engaged in and met with fair success until 1866, when he removed to
Montana Territory, where he followed the pursuit of mining up to 1872.
He had been successful and had in store an independence, which with
management would have been sufficient for all his demands in life.
the year 1872, with his small fortune, which by hard labor he had
he returned to his relatives and his early home formerly in Mariposa
Later he made a tour of Europe, visiting his relatives, and upon return
he stopped in Augusta, Georgia, with his relatives, where remained
1875, when he returned to California. After his return he invested
in town lots in San Diego, which resulted in a bad speculation.
Following this last attempt at speculation of any magnitude, he settled permanently on Mariposa Creek, near to the haunts o' early recollections and stamping ground in California. Here he has remained quietly engaged in the legitimate pursuits of life with varied success up to his demise.
Mr. LAUGHLIN was a man possessed of many virtues, which if properly written up would occasion many a generous tribute to be given to his memory. His life, like many who have passed away unhearalded, was full of interesting incidents, and excellencies of his character, which showed his magnanimity as a man in all his dealings with mankind and, as a benefactor, as far as he was able, he had no superior. Having lived and labored his allotted time, his career of usefulness on earth closed on the 15th day of November, 1861, at the residence of his cousin, James CUNNINGHAM, in Merced county, and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery, at Merced City. He was aged 56 years.
LORD, Samuel December 31, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
Suicide. - On Sunday last the citizens of Hornitos and vicinity, were astounded to hear that Samuel LORD, an old and highly respected citizen, living with his family at his comfortable home and ranch about a mile and a half from the Washington mine on the road leading to Bear Valley, had attempted suicide by cutting and stabbing himself with a knife, from the effects of which he died on the following Thursday. The cause assigned for this rash act is domestic trouble. By those best acquainted with the family, this would appear improbable, for Mr. and Mrs. LORD are quite aged, having raised a large family of children, some of whom are married, and have added to the family tree several grand children. To the outside world Mr. LORD appeared genial and happy, and such a thing as domestic troubles never occurred to any of his friends or acquaintances. He was a resident of Sherlock's creek for many years, where a majority of his children, some five or six were born.
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January 7, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Married January 7, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
RAPELJEE- BLOED- At Merced Falls, December 26th, 1881, by Justice I. J. BUCKLEY, M. B. RAPELJEE to Louis BLOED.
Born January 7, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
APPLING- Buchanan, Fresno county, Christmas day, 1881, to the wife of Hon. P. C. APPLING, a son- 14 1/2 pounder.
DUNNING- At Higman's Ranch, Cold Spring, Mariposa county, New Year's day, 1882, to the wife of W. H. DUNNING, a daughter- 8 pounds.
Died January 7, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
TAYLOR- At Fresno Flat, Fresno county, on December 27th, 1881, William B. TAYLOR, aged about 50 years.
January 14, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Died January 14, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
BRUSCHI- At Coulterville, Mariposa County, January 7th, 1882, Marco BRUSCHI, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Francisco BRUSCHI, aged one year and ten months.
REA- At Oak Spring House, Mariposa County, January 4th, 1882. Andrew REA, aged 67 years, native of Scotland.
WICKAM- About six miles from Big Tree Station, near Fish Camp, Mariposa county, January 9th, 1882, James WICKAM, aged 50 years, native of Indiana.
LAREW- Pea Ridge, Mariposa county, January 9th, 1882, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. LAREW, aged two months.
January 21, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 21, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
HAMMATT- In Bear Valley, January 18, 1882, to the wife of R. H. HAMMATT, a son.
Died January 21, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
GILMAN- At Benton Mills, Mariposa county, January 13, 1882, Lucien GILMAN, a native of Portugal, a native of New Hampshire, aged about 70 years.
FAGUNDAS- At Benton Mills, Mariposa county, January 14, 1882, John FAGUNDAS, a native of Portugal, aged about 35 years.
SIMMONS- Near the No. 9 mine, Jan. 16, 1882. Wm. SIMMONS, a native of England, aged about 60 years.
January 28, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Married January 28, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
ARANA- ROMERO- In Mariposa, January 23d, 1882, by Hon. John M. CORCORAN, Superior Judge, John D. ARANA to Dolores ROMERO.
Born January 28, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
HOLSTEAD- In Coulterville, January 23d, 1882, to the wife of Frank HOLSTEAD, a daughter.
Died January 28, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
HOBRON- At Hobron's saw mill, Mariposa county, January 20th, 1882, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. HOBRON, aged four months.
HOGAN- On Pea Ridge, Hogan ranch, January 25th, 1882, a daughter of Sam'l L. HOGAN, aged 5 years; born in this county.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
Vitals February 1882 Mariposa Gazette
February 4, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Married February 4, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
LEONARD- BECKNELL- At the residence of Barney KEAN, Snow Creek, Mariposa county, January 30th, 1882, by G. W. TEMPLE, J.P., Thomas H. LEONARD to Miss Martha M. BECKNELL.
STOWE- HOWELL- At the residence of the brides parents, in Merced, Jan. 31, 1882 , by Rev, G. W. LYONS, E. B. STOWE to Miss Delle HOWELL. The bride is a daughter of W. L. HOWELL, proprietor of the Merced 'Express']
Born February 4, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
MARIA- At Princeton, Mariposa county, January 29th, 1882, to the wife of Carlo MARIA, a son- 14 pounds.
Died February 4, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
JACKSON- At Mariposa, January 28, 1882, John Andrew JACKSON, aged 68 years, native of Maryland.
February 11, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
February 18, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Married February 18, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
ARMENTO- MADINA- Hornitos February 11th, 1882, by S. W. CARR, J.P., Antonio ARMENTO to Juana MADINA.
VOLK- MECHLER- In San Francisco, Feb. 13, 1882, Adam VOLK to Miss Eva MECHLER, both of Mariposa.
Born February 18, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
SHIMER- Coulterville, Mariposa county, February 7th, 1882, the wife of Austin SHIMER, a son.
McCARTHY- Coulterville, Mariposa county, February 7th, 1882, to the wife of W. J. McCARTHY, a son.
February 25, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 25, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
PITZER- In Bear Valley, Mariposa county, February 15th, 1881, to the wife of James PITZER, a son.
Died February 25, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
BUZBY- At Coulterville, February 13, 1882, Emeline BUZBY, wife of William C. BUZBY, a native of Pennsylvania.
SHREVE- Coulterville, Mariposa county, February 18, 1882, Mrs. SHREVE, mother of W. A. SHREVE.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
VOLK-MECHLER February 25, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Wedding results. - Mr. Adam VOLK, of this burg, who so quietly slipped off to San Francisco last week and got married, returned with his prize on Friday's stage, of the same week. The same evening and night, the new made couple were intertwined by a serenade of friends, who voluntarily called at their residence, and greeted them with a kindly welcome, which was duly reciprocated by a levy upon the larder and glass-ware, for a repast sufficient for the occasion. An hour or two was most agreeably sent, when the serenaders started on a general canvass of the town, and discoursed sweet music at the doors of the slumbering inhabitants.
Vitals March 1882 Mariposa Gazette
March 4, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 4, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
ELLIS- At Ellis Ranch, near Coulterville, Mariposa county, February 22d, 1882, to the wife of A. G. ELLIS, twins- son and daughter. [ George W. and Martha W. of course.]
WILLS- Cathey's Valley, Mariposa county, March 2, 1882, to the wife of Geo. C. WILLS, a daughter.
Died March 4, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
SANDERS- In Stockton, February 23, 1882, Mrs. Aurelia T. SANDERS, aged 95 years 5 months and 23 days, native of Kinderhook, Vermont. [ Deceased was the mother of Mr. B. S. SANDERS, of Stockton.]
ARTHUR- In Hornitos, February 24, 1882, of typhoid fever, George, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert ARTHUR, aged 19 years and 10 months.
ROBINSON- Close to Buchanan, Feb. 20, 1882, Mrs. Neal ROBINSON. [ Mrs. ROBINSON is the daughter of Mrs. ELAM of Pea Ridge, and who resided with her husband for a number of years at that place.]
MICHAEL- At Course Gold Gulch, Fresno County, Charles MICHAEL, a native of Germany, aged about 60 years, February 22d, 1882.
March 11, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Died March 11, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
TISCORNIA- At Coulterville, Mariposa county, March 7, 1882, Lilly TISCORNIA, aged 2 years and 11 months.
CARDWELL- At Mariposa, March 6, 1882, George CARDWELL, native of Kentucky, aged 76 years.
BRUCE- At Big Tree Station, Mariposa county, March 4, 1882, John B. BRUCE a native of New Jersey, aged 45.
HALSTEAD- In Coulterville, March 4, 1882, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HALSTEAD, age 6 weeks.
HALSTEAD- In Coulterville, March 4, 1882, son of Mr. and Mrs. HALSTEAD, age 11 months.
Married March 11, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
GUEST- CONDRAY- In Bear Valley March 9th, 1882, by the Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, John GUEST to Mrs. Sarah CONDRAY.
March 18, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Died March 18, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
WILLS- At the ranch of Robert BRANCEFORD, March 8th, Asberry WILLS, a native of Alabama, aged about 46 years. [ Deceased was a brother of Benjamin WILLS of Cathey's Valley, Mariposa county.
March 25, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Died March 25, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
FRANCES- In Cathey's Valley March - 1882, Charles FRANCIS, native of England, aged 74 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
Aurelia T. SANDERS March 4, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. Aureliia T. SANDERS.
The sad news of the death of our highly esteemed
and venerable friend, who, through marriage relations we learned to
"Grandma," died at the residence of her son, Benjamin Sylvester
in Stockton, February 23d, 1882, at the advanced age of 95 years, 5
and 23 days. She was born in Kinderhook, Vermont, in 1786. Three years
later, 1789, she with her parents emigrated to what was then deemed to
be the far west and settled near Auburn, New York, where she grew
womanhood, married , raised a family of children, and ever since lived
until she came to California about three years ago to spend the
of her days with her son and grand-children who had preceded her.
A year or two prior to her departure for California she received a injury occasioned by a fall, which ever afterwards placed her in a helpless condition, except by assistance. Following this sore affliction, and not withstanding she was in comfortable circumstances, and well cared for by her children and grand-children- a portion of whom still remain at and near the old homestead, near Auburn, State of New York- she yearned to be with her youngest son and his two daughters who were living in Stockton, California. With a kind heart and sincere affection, this noble son magnanimously undertook the charge of bringing that aged mother across the continent, to gratify her most ardent wish. With the assistance of one of his daughters, the great risk was undertaken, and the aged mother of 92 was as comfortably as could be expected, safely transported by rail across the continent to the home of her children in Stockton, where she has remained up to the time of her death. The sincere devotion of this son to his aged mother is manifestly one of a most creditable character and worthy of emulation. In taking upon himself the sacred duty he was compelled to relinquish all other business and give his undivided attention and care to his helpless mother, who had to be assisted at every change of position in life. Like guardian angels, he, with his daughters and nephew have unceasingly watched over her from morn' til morn' for the last three years preceding her death, never faltering or neglecting to gratify her in all her childish desires, common to extreme old age.
Forty years ago and upwards our association and acquaintance with the SANDERS family began. Although a stripling of a boy at that time, our recollection of events and incidents occurring at that time is as vivid as though it were but yesterday. Wheaton SANDERS was a well to do farmer living near a small town called Fosterville, about five miles west of Auburn, Cayuga county, New York. There were five children, three boys and two girls, viz.: Edgar, Egbert, Sylvester, Adeline and Melvina, all married and have families except Egbert. Edgar was married to a Miss Loretta HOLMES, and Sylvester to Miss Aureilia HALL, both nieces to the writer of this article. Adeline married a Mr. Charles L. WHEATON, a very prominent man at that day, and Melvina to Mr. Myron COWELL, parents of Wm. W. COWELL, now of Stockton.
In 1845, about 37 years ago, when we bid farewell to friends and relatives above mentioned- except Will COWELL who was unborn- and launched our frail bark for Texas, we little thought that we would at so late a period of our life be called upon to chronicle the many changes that have taken place in the happy household of the then living SANDERS family and in part our own. The changes brought about by the death are painful to the thought, and can be realized only by reflection and experience, we have but to look back to our own, and weep. Forty-five years ago we had a father, mother, and eleven brothers and sisters, and today there is but one link of the family circle left to bear testimony of the fact, and against the incomprehensible decrees of fate.
Grandma SANDERS was most remarkable for her memory of past events. Her eyesight, although she used spectacles, was excellent. She could read, sew, write, and was well accomplished, and could up to the time of her last illness, effectually perform either branch that we have named equal to many who have not attained one half her age. She was almost free of the imbecility's or childishness usually accompanying old age; otherwise than deafness, she was very agreeable to converse with. She was sick but two days prior to her death. With the exception of the two sons, Edgar, living in upon the homestead in New York State, and Sylvester, who lives in Stockton, all of the original family we have named has passed away. One more who had experienced near a century of life has gone to the bourne where many who where dear to her in life, and for whom she so long labored and loved, have gone before. But little time will elapse before the few sorrowing ones left behind will join her in the kindred dust and all will be forgotten.
The foregoing sketch, briefly written, is only expected to specially interest those of the family therein alluded to.
George ARTHUR March 4, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Death. - This stealthy sickle which creeps
into the household and cuts away from the cluster a bud just blooming
manhood, found it's victim in the family of Mr. Robert ARTHUR of
on Sunday last. George, the eldest son, was stricken down some two
ago with typhoid fever from which he suffered until death came to his
He was a young man possessed of many ennobling virtues and his loss at
a time of life when the sun shines brightest, is sad to
contemplate, and a bereavement to the family in which all who knew them cannot but feel the deepest sympathy.
Frank C. COVER March 11, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Frank C. COVER was found at his residence in Plainsburg on Tuesday last, in a dying condition from a inflicted by himself by shooting himself with a shotgun. He was a married man, and in good circumstances. Intemperance is the cause assigned.
John B. BRUCE March 11, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Another good man gone. - John B. BRUCE, so
well known to our citizens and the people of this section generally,
suddenly in a apoplectic fit at his home, Big Tree Station, early
morning last, just after rising from his bed. For a year or two past
BRUCE has been in declining health, and his sudden death at any moment
was predicted by many who knew his condition best. He was the son of
BRUCE, formerly of this place, who died in San Francisco near three
ago. The deceased has been connected with Mr. A.H. WASHBURN in the
business and proprietorship of the property known as the Big Tree
for several years, and up to the time of his death. He married a Miss
NICHOLS, daughter of Wm. NICHOLS, now deceased, of this town. He leaves
a wife and three children besides several relatives, to morn his loss.
Mrs. Jean L. WASHBURN and Mrs. J. J. COOK were his aunts, and Albert
now living near Hornitos his uncle. The deceased was a through business
man of great energy, and will be very much missed by his associates
the management of the hotel and premises at the Big Tree Station. His
were taken to San Francisco, and under the auspices of the Odd Fellows,
was buried besides his father in the family plot in the I.O.O.F.
he being a member of that order.
[Since the above was in type we learned that the friends of deceased concluded to bury his remains in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Merced, which was accordingly done by the order on Tuesday afternoon, which attended in full force and the cortege of the fraternity was followed to the grave by a large number of private citizens, relatives and friends of the deceased.]
George CARDWELL March 11, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Still They Go. - Uncle George CARDWELL, after a long and painful illness, concluding his long lease on life on Monday night last. He has been here many years and generally known to all the old settlers. With the exception of a few years residence in Visalia, Mariposa has been his home ever since he came to California. He followed carpentering for a living, and in earlier days, when in health, he was possessed of social qualities which made him an agreeable companion among his friends and acquaintances. He was a plain matter of fact man, consciences, honest and industrious. He once had a family and, we believe has a son, James, living somewhere in California. He owned a house and lot in Mariposa, where he lived alone doing his own cooking. During the first year of his sickness he was attended by his nearest neighbor, Mr. and Mrs. James DUFF, whose kindness was voluntarily given on their part, which bespeaks a volume of praise for Mr. and Mrs. DUFF, for their only interest was a duty they felt they owed to suffering humanity. For the past year and up to the time of his death, he has been in the County Hospital, where he received the best medical attention from Dr. TURNER, and good nursing at the hands of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. LIND, who have charge of the hospital. He was a native of Kentucky, aged 76 years. He was buried on Wednesday in the public cemetery and the funeral ceremonies held by Rev. R. A. SAWRIE. There were quite a number of friends and acquaintances present, and as the remains were deposited close to the side of G. W. LEE, Joseph DON, old pioneers and associates of Uncle George, who had preceded him but a few weeks, a low moaning expression could be heard from by-standers, which was "still they go."
Charles FRANCIS March 25, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Charles FRANCIS.- The deceased was an old timer, and generally known to our oldest inhabitants. He formerly resided here with his family, consisting of a wife and two daughters. Mrs. FRANCIS died here several years ago, and one of the daughters married Allen MATHEWS, who now lives in Merced. The deceased owned at one time what is known as the Francis Mine, several miles below here on Mariposa Creek. The mine was sold to a company, for which he received some eight or ten thousand dollars. It was to much money to remain here with, so he went to San Francisco, where he was induced to invest in stocks, which proved disastrous, and he returned to this place about a year afterwards without a dollar. Since his return he has been living in the vicinity of the same mine, which had already rewarded him for his labors. The mine has, we understand, been abandoned by it's owners, and Mr. FRANCIS has since been prospecting it, in hope of making another raise. He also had a little place near by where he lived, and where he was found on Sunday last; supposed to have died of heart disease, for he was found where he was at work in at a ditch. The body was brought to town by Bishop and Johnnie REDMAN on Tuesday last, and buried by the side of his wife in the Catholic Cemetery. Deceased was a native of England, aged about 75 years, and was a pioneer of this State.
Vitals April 1882 Mariposa Gazette
April 8, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 8, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
KANE- At Snow Creek, Mariposa county, April 5th, to the wife of Barney KANE, a daughter.
Married April 8, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
QUICK- HILL- At Fourth Crossing, Calaveras county, March 30th, 1882, by Rev. E. E. DODGE, M. W. QUICK, JR., of Pea Ridge, Mariposa county, to Kate E. HILL, of Forth Crossing, Calaveras county, Cal.
Died April 8, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
GAGLIARDO- At Coulterville, Mariposa county, March 31, 1882, Guiseppi GAGLIARDO, aged 42 years, native of Italy.
April 15, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 15, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
MILLS- At Rio Vista, Solano county, Cal., April 3d, 1882, to the wife of Myron MILLS- a son.
STERNES- At Hite's Cove, Mariposa county, April 12th, 1882, to the wife of Joseph A. STERNE, a daughter- a 12 pounder.
Married April 15, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
DOLAN- RAMSDEN- In Mariposa April 12, 1882, by Hon. J. M. CORCORAN, Mr. T. E. DOLAN, of Fresno Flats, to Miss Myra RAMSDEN, of Bridgeport, Mariposa county.
McLAUGHLIN- BREEDING- In Los Angelos, April 5th, 1882, Edward McLAUGHLIN to Miss Huldah BREEDING, both of Big Tree Station, Mariposa county.
Died April 15, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
SMITH- At Coulterville, April 9, 1882, John West SMITH, native of New York, aged 65 years.
CHAPMAN- At Chapman's Ranch, Mariposa county, April 11th, 1882, James CHAPMAN, native of Kentucky, aged 54, years.
April 22, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Died April 22, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
DE MOSS- At Snow Creek, Mariposa county, April 19, 1882, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob DE MOSS, aged about 2 months.
MILBURN- At Chowchilla, Mariposa county, April 21, 1882, Emma, of measles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. MILBURN, aged 17 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
Rose LUDASCHER April 8, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Death's Sickle. - The death of Miss Rose LUDASCHER at Merced, on Friday of last week, has caused much grief and sympathy among those best acquainted with the family. Formerly, the family resided eight miles above Coulterville, at which time there, if we remember correctly, five children four girls and one boy, besides the father and mother. A few years later, Mary the eldest, a sweet girl of some 20 or 22 years, was clutched by the morbid monster, consumption, a disease so much dreaded by the human family, and was torn away from the happy throng with whom she had the fondest endearment. 'A little later,' another, a promising young man of 22, was prematurely summoned to follow his sister and mother. Scarcely had the gentle zephyrs wafted the funeral moans of the departed ones into stillness, when the ravenous sickle of death again reached forth and wreaked it's sickly vengeance upon still another of the family group, and poor Rose, whose death is just recorded, is the victim of a seemingly hard fate, cut off at the sweet age of twenty- two, when life's happiness had just begun. Those remaining to mourn her loss, are the father and two sisters.
David TURNER April 8,1882 Mariposa Gazette
Death of David TURNER,
Many still live in this section and elsewhere,
who well remember Capt. David TURNER, who figured here in the early
of '49 and '50. His quartz operation on the Aqua Frio, know as Turner's
Mill and mine, the identical spot is yet marked and known by many when
it was most flourishing. For many years he has resided in La Paz Lower
California, where he held the position of U.S. Consul. We find in the
Independent of the 5th last., the following paragraph:
Monday ex-Mayor BELDING received a letter from his brother, at La Paz, Lower California. He said that David TURNER, United States Consul, who lately died there, was formerly well known in Stockton and Mariposa county. Capt. TURNER was well liked by all who knew him here, but, like many others of his associates he left behind, death has garnered him into the peaceful tomb.
James CHAPMAN April 15, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Death of James CHAPMAN
Another old timer has passed to the unknown
real, and added to the number who have just preceded, and are resting
the cares of a world of trouble. In this case, the exemplification of "
In the midst of life, we are in death," was manifest in the death of
CHAPMAN, which occurred at his home about 15 miles south of Mariposa,
the morning of the 11 instant, without a struggle or notice to any one.
The day previous he had engaged in riding after cattle, came home, ate
a hearty supper, went to bed apparently as well as usual and slept
interruption until about four o'clock in the morning, when his wife was
awakened by the sonorous breathing of her husband. She gave the alarm
aroused the other members of the family, besides Mr. Nat CATHEY and
COWAN, who happened to be stopping there for the night. Mr. COWAN, who
heard the loud breathing, called to Mrs. CHAPMAN to shake him,
it was a touch of nightmare, or dreaming caused from fatigue, or from
position in which he might be lying. The striking of light, which
near a minute, revealed the fact that he had breathed his last without
a struggle. Mr. CHAPMAN was an estimable citizen of the county, and his
loss will be sorely felt, not only by his family, but in the community
in which he lived for many years. He was a kind and affectionate
and father, a good provider, an excellent neighbor, and hospitable to
weary and hungry. He was a devout christian, and a member of the M.E.
South, of this place. He came came o this state at an early day, and
been a resident of this county most of the time. He was a native of
aged 54 years, and leaves a wife and five children, four boys and one
The eldest a girl about 18, and a son of 15 years, who will be of great
assistance to their widowed mother in the present exigency. The
was brought to town on Thursday last and buried in the public cemetery.
After the above was written, the funeral obsequies took place at the cemetery. The cortege arrived in town about 1.p.m., accompanied by a large number of friends from the country around the home of the deceased. This was added to by the townspeople, which greatly increased the number of followers to the grave which had been prepared to receive the remains of the deceased. The services at the grave, were conducted by Mr. George COUNTS, our most worthy citizen and neighbor, who discoursed in the most solemn and impressive manner. The scene at the grave was one of the most affecting, we have ever experienced or witnessed. The daughter who had always been a close companion of her father, in the field at home, exhibited the greatest affliction. Her grief knew no bounds. At the conclusion of the services' the grave was filled up, and a farewell given to a good man, husband and father, James CHAPMAN.
Mrs. Samuel H. MILLER April 22, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Sudden Death.- A dispatch was received at Merced Thursday evening from Los Angeles, announcing the death of the wife of Samuel H. MILLER, daughter of H. STEGMAN, of Yosemite Valley. George MONROE left Merced late the same evening with dispatches to their son, Charles MILLER, who is with his grandfather in Yosemite Valley, which probably went through yesterday.
Emma MILBURN April 22, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Sad News. - The sad news of another death occurring in our midst, was announced yesterday. A young lady, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. MILBURN, about 17 years of age, who had been suffering from measles for some days, took cold and died early yesterday morning. This is a sad blow to the parents and family and the neighborhood generally, for Miss Emma was a lovely girl and highly esteemed by all who knew her. The family reside on the Chowchilla, about ten miles northeast of Mariposa.
Francis PEET April 22, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Another Pioneer Gone.
Mr. F. PEET, jr., who resides in San Francisco,
No. 9 Geary street, furnished us with the following for publication in
" Capt. Francis PEET, after a short illness, died at his home in Burlington, New Jersey, January 16th, 1882, aged 80 years. Capt. Peet came overland to this State in 1849, and settled in Mariposa, where he resided for ten years, afterwards returning to New York. In 1862 he opened business in San Francisco, in the firm name of F. PEET & Son, but continued his residence in New York. In 1868 he withdrew from business in San Francisco, since which time he has resided in Burlington, New Jersey. He leaves two sons and two daughters to mourn his loss. His wife, Maria MEAD died some five years previous. His frank and genial temperament made him many friends in social life, and was always a deep sympathizer and friend, and none knew him but to love him.
Vitals May 1882 Mariposa Gazette
May 6, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Married May 6, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
BYERS- JENKINS- In Mariposa, at Schlageter's Hotel, May 4, 1882, by Hon. J. M. CORCORAN Superior Judge, John H. BYERS to Miss Margeret JENKINS, both of Hite's Cove.
Born May 6, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
McELLIGOTT- Benton Mills, Merced river, April 14, to the wife of P. McELLIGOTT, a son.
FEMMONS- Board Ranch, April 10th, to the wife of Frank FEMMONS, a daughter.
May 13, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
May 20, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Married May 20, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
TRABUCCO- PENDOLA- At Bear Valley, May 14, 1882, at the residence of the brides parents, by G. W. TEMPLE, J.P., Mr. Frank TRABUCCO to Miss Mary V. PENDOLA, both of Bear Valley.
DIED FEMMONS- Board Ranch, May 9th, 1882, Minnie,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank FEMMONS, aged four weeks and one day.
A little flower has passed away.
A bright, sparkling dew-drop gone,
Called from earth to Heaven above.
She lives an angle there.
May 27, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 27, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
GIVENS- Near Merced, May 7th, 1882, to the wife of Sam GIVENS- a son.
QUIMBY- Snow Creek, Mariposa county, May 17th, 1882, to the wife of O. S. QUIMBY- a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
Henry SOULE May 6, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Gone. - Our oldest inhabitants can well remember the carpenter Henry SOULE, whose death is announced. He resided here for many years, and was highly respected.
WOODWARD- REYNOLDS May 6, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Owing to the pressure of circumstances occurring last week, we were cut short of time and failed to notice through the Gazette, the wedding which took place within the sacred precincts of our own domicile. The parties most concerned were Mr. Freeland WOODWARD and Miss Loretta REYNOLDS, the eldest daughter of the editor of the Gazette. It is perhaps useless to mention the fact that we were pleased with the choice our daughter had made, for in Mr. WOODWARD we find a fine young man of sterling qualities, averaging well with the best young men of California. He is strictly moral, industrious and active, and with his excellent health, and more than ordinary physical strength, there is no apparent reason why the world should not favor him and his new companion with a share of it's bounties, happiness and a reasonable lease of life. He was born in Maine, where resides his mother and sisters, from whom he separated about three years ago, and came to California in search of a fortune. Now that he has chosen a life partner, the earnest wish of all is, that his earlier desires may be fully realized. From his frequent expressions, and anxious solicitude regarding his people, he is evidently a very devoted son and brother, a trait of character to be admired in a child, however long, or far away they may be, to not forget their parents and family. The wedding which took place at 7 p.m. was unostentatious, and void of any special display. The nuptial ceremony was witnessed by a few near friends. Among them were, Mr. and Mrs. George COUNTS, Mrs. DUNCAN their daughter, Judge CAMPBELL, Col. SWALDLEY and a few others. At the hour appointed, the Bride and Groom, with their assistants, Mr. A. JOSSELYN and Miss Annie FORAN, appeared and were ranged in due form before his Honor Judge CORCORAN, who fully impressed the parties with the importance of the solemn vow they were about to take, and which they most cheerfully and unhesitatingly took, fearless of future results. The couple having faithfully promised to love and obey, and to accept each other for better or worse, they were pronounced man and wife. Included in the ceremony, was a wedding ring, which cut some figure by taking its course in the customary manner. We suppose this will become if retained, an ancient and valuable heirloom to a large family of descendants. The happy couple were then greeted in the usual manner by their friends, and with a sincere wish of all they were safely launched upon the broad sea of connubial bliss, with an auspicious breeze fragrant with love, hope and faith. Later in the evening commenced to assemble the young, gay and festive, of the town and vicinity, peers of the bride, who had previously received notice that a reception would follow the wedding. The entertainment was kept up to a late hour in the evening and consisted of a general visit to the newly married pair, music and dancing, including refreshments of cake and coffee, which concluded the pleasing program had upon that momentous day, " our wedding day."
TRABUCCO-PENDOLA May 20, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Wedding.- The wedding at Bear Valley last Sunday of Frank, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis TRABUCCO, and Miss Mary V., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas PENDOLA, was a surprise to many- and as a youthful young gent of that place expressed it, " he had no idea of a match in that direction." The bride and groom are both young and children of neighbor merchants of the Oso village, where they- the children- came pretty near being born and raised. The groom is 17 days the eldest, and neither old enough to vote we understand. At any rate it is a very suitable marriage all around.
Vitals June 1882 Mariposa Gazette
June 3, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 3, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
HILLIARD- At Bull Creek, May 28th, 1882, Mariposa County, to the wife of Miner HILLIARD, a son.
TRULOCK- Near Bridgeport, Agua Frio Creek, Mariposa county, May 19th, 1882, to the wife of Issac TRULOCK, a daughter.
Died June 3, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
WINDSOR- Chowchilla, May 28th, 1882, William B. WINDSOR, a native of North Carolina, aged 79 years.
June 17, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 17, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
EGENHOFF- In Mariposa, June 13th, 1882, to the wife of David EGENHOFF, a son.
Died June 17, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
REPETTO- At Coulterville, June 8th, 1882, Lewis, only child of Mr. and Mrs. REPETTO, age one year and four months.
June 24, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
Jerry GIBBS June 3, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Jerry GIBBS- Formerly of Hite's Cove died of dropsy on Tuesday last in the hospital at Fresno.
Wm. B. WINDSOR June 3, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Dead- On Tuesday last all that remains of Wm. B. WINDSOR, an old and estimable citizen of this section, passed from this world, where ends the chapter of a troublesome life on earth. He had lived and toiled for near four score years, and up to the last he was ambitious for life, and entertained hopes of comfort and happiness in the future. In life he was a hard laboring and industrious man, upright in his course of business, and regarded as one of our best citizen. He was 79 years of age, born in North Carolina. He leaves a son Joseph, a young man who was with his father at the time of his decease.
Vitals July 1882 Mariposa Gazette
July 1, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Died July 1, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
GALLISON- In Stockton, June 22, 1882, Forest GALLISON, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. GALLISON of this place, aged 21 years and 7 months.
July 8, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 8, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
BENNY- MARSHALL- In Merced, July 3, 1882, by Judge J. O. BLACKBURK, T. J. BENNY, of Coulterville, to Miss Anna J. MARSHALL of Hornitos.
BURROUGHS- McGRANN- In Bakersfield, June 29, 1882, Jud S. BURROUGHS to Miss Jennie McGRANN.
EGENHOFF- At North Bend, Oregon, June 21, Miss Ada E. SMITH to Mr. Julues A. EGENHOFF.
July 15, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 15, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
FITZE- Near Fresno Flats, July 3d, 1882, to the wife of P. B. FITZE, a son.
HALSTEAD At Hazel Green, July 4, 1882, to the wife of James HALSTEAD, a daughter.
Married July 15, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
AZEVEDO- FAGUNDAS Wyatts Store, Merced river, July 8th, 1882, by Joseph QUEROLO, J.P., Domingus Joseph AZEVEDO to Mrs. Delevina FAGUNDAS.
July 22, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 22, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
NOONAN- CONWAY- At Gertrude, Fresno county, July 13th, 1882, by Justice J. M. JOHNSON, Thomas NOONAN to Mary CONWAY.
Died July 22, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
BURCKKALTER- At Las Vegas, New Mexico, July 10th, 1882, Abram BURKKALTER- formerly of this county- aged 43.
GUARD- Fresno, July 17th, 1882, of consumption, Miss Ella GUARD, native of Mariposa, aged about 24 years.
COOP- At Snow Creek, Mariposa county, July 22d, 1882, of consumption, James COOP, native of Tennessee, aged 52 years.
July 29, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
Ella GUARD July 22, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Death Of Ella GUARD
Thursday evening's stage brought us a private
dispatch sent by Judge CAMPBELL of Fresno, bearing the sad intelligence
of the death of Miss Ella GUARD, who died Monday morning last, she was
the eldest daughter of the late Wm. A. GUARD of Mariposa and of Mrs.
A. GUARD at present living in Fresno City. Miss Ella was born in
Mariposa about the year of 1858 and her father who was a former County
Clerk died here in 1865 leaving a widow and four children one boy and
girls three of whom have since grown into man and womanhood. Like the
rose of spring, she budded and bloomed, and ere the summer of life had
fully commenced, poor Ella yielded to that hopeful yet hopeless disease
consumption which had been praying upon her vitals for several years
Miss Emma had, by her own industry and application acquired sufficient education for the purpose of teaching school which vocation she followed until the loathsome disease overcame her strength which for the past two or three years she had struggled in vain to recover. She was here on a visit about two years ago seeking health in the native hills where she was born, raised and during her children had romped and played and with her associates, many of whom are still living, gathered flowers from the revines and hilltops during the spring seasons.
The grief stricken mother, sisters and brother, now living to mourn the loss of the adored daughter and loving sister have the earnest sympathies of many friends in this hour of sorrow and distress.
Abram BURCKHALTER July 22, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Abram BURCKHALTER
Last Thursday evening's
mail contained an unusual amount of sad news for us to chronicle in the
The first letter opened announced the death of Ella GUARD whom we have noticed elsewhere. The next was from Judge BURCKHALTER of Santa Rosa giving information of the death of his son, Abram BURCKHALTER, well known to our oldest residents now living in the county. He left California last winter for New Mexico and reached Las Vegas on the 6th of February and was taken ill a few days after his arrival. His disease was abcess's of the bowels from which he suffered beyond description ultimately causing his death, which occurred on the 10th inst. at the Exchange Hotel in that city. He was formerly Deputy Treasurer under John ROONY of this county about 20 years ago. Abe as he was formerly called was generally beloved by all who knew him. He was honest, harmless and possessed a big heart, and was noted for his amiability and reliability. He bore the apparition of " Honest Abe" and wore it well. He was the oldest son of Judge and Mrs. BURCKHALTER from whom he never parted company until his mothers death. Judging from the letter the Judge is sorely afflicted at the loss of his favorite son on whom he centered his greatest affection. Judge BURCKHALTER was the founder and builder of the Burckhalter Toll Road now known as Slatterey's who is the present owner. Twenty years ago there lived a happy family at the toll house, which is still there but the family is scattered, and except the Judge death has carried them away. Abe was 43 years of age and unmarried and leaves a host of friends here and elsewhere who will sorrow exceedingly at the news of his death.
James COOP July 22, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Death of James COOP.
Another family has come to
grief by the loss of a father and protector, who after a long and
illness died on Thursday morning last at 8 1/2 o'clock at the residence
of his bother Horatio COOP, on Snow Creek in this county. The terrible
affliction was consumption. For a year past, his case has been
yet notwithstanding, his tenacity of life was most remarkable. It is
a year or two since he lost his wife, who left him the charge of
children. His protracted illness has been a trying ordeal upon the
helpless family, who have, with the assistance of relatives and
been unremitting in their attention and care of the afflicted parent up
to the closing scene-- when life ebbed away.
We understand that the children are to be taken back to the East, where the relatives of their mother live and where they have a heritage to lean upon also that the deceased holds a life insurance policy of some amount which will benefit the children. The deceased resided early about Coulterville, where he has many acquaintances who with others will regret to learn of the death of one who in earlier years was so full of promise and robust health. Whilst it may appear hard to the bereaved children and relatives to part with a father and brother they must console themselves with the thought that death alone is the great agent to relieve the human body from sore affliction and pain.
Vitals August 1882 Mariposa Gazette
August 5, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 5, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
GORDON- Chowchilla, Mariposa county, July 27th,
1882 to the wife of
Thomas GORDON, a son.
August 12, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Died August 12, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
ATKINSON- In Mariposa, August 7th, 1882, Augustus ATKINSON, aged 70 years, native of Virginia. [decease was a member of Stevensons Regiment, and came to California in 1848.]
August 19, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 19, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
PALMER- At Chowchilla, Mariposa county, August 9th, 1882, to the wife of Frank PALMER, a son.
FERGUSON- At Mountain View House, August 15th, 1882, to the wife of James FERGUSON, a son.
Died August 19, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
PARTIDA- At the County Hospital, Mariposa, August 18, 1882, Estavano PARTIDA, native of Mexico, aged 63 years.
August 26, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
Vitals 1882 Mariposa Gazette
September 2, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
September 9, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 9, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
REDMAN- In Hornitos, Sept. 5th, 1882, to the wife of Johnnie REDMAN, a daughter.
Died September 9, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
THURMAN- In Merced, September 3d, 1882, Eli THURMAN, a native of Tennessee, aged 60 years.
September 16, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 16, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
OLNEY- Near Coulterville, Mariposa county, September 12th, 1882, to the wife of Augustus OLNEY, a son.
September 23, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Died September 23, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
MILLER- In Mariposa, September 20th, 1882, Joseph H. MILLER, aged 51 years, a native of Tennessee.
BOBBIO- At Princeton, Mariposa county, Sept. 20, 182, Antonio Maria BOBBIO, aged 33 native of Italy.
McELROY- In Merced, September 15th, 1882, Alexander McELROY, a native of Kentucky, aged 70 years.
September 30, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Married September 30, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
PIPER- RUSSEL- In Stockton, Sept. 19th, 1882, by Justice of the Peace MINTA, James PIPER of Coulterville, to Miss Mary S. RUSSEL of Stanislaus.
Died September 30, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
BENNETT- At Smith's Ranch, near Elk Horn, Mariposa county, Sept. 24, 1882, Lizzie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. BENNETT.
DONLSON- At New Years Diggins, Mariposa county, Sept. 24,1882, Robert DONLSON, a native of Mass., aged 64.
WOLLESON- At Granite Springs, Mariposa county, September 23d, 1882, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. WOLLESON, aged two years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
Eli THURMAN September 9, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Another gone. - Eli THURMAN whose death is announced, was an old resident of Hornitos where he lived for 20 or 24 years and raised a family. He held the office of Constable for many years and was generally liked by all who knew him.
Alexander McELROY September 23, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Alexander McELROY
We clip from
the Merced Star, of September 21st, the following account of the death
of one of Mariposa's pioneer citizens:-
" Alexander McELROY, a pioneer settler of Mariposa County, died here on Friday last, and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery, under auspices of the order, on Saturday afternoon. Deceased came to this State with a military expedition at the close of the Mexican war in 1848, and followed mining with varying fortune for many years in Mariposa. He was one of the early Supervisors of Mariposa County, and for many years discharged satisfactorily the duties of Justice of the Peace at Hornitos. Judge McELROY was esteemed by all his friends and associates, for his decision of character, kindness and sterling integrity. He leaves an aged window, and a daughter, Mrs. Cassida of Hornitos. Mrs. S. C. King, Mrs. J. Y. JONES and Mrs. S. C. BATES are step daughter of the deceased pioneer."
Joseph MILLER September 23, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Joseph MILLER.
After a lingering illness of typhoid fever
for several weeks, on Wednesday morning last at 6 o'clock, Joseph H.
bid a long farewell to earth leaving behind a sore and afflicted
and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
He leaves three children, two daughters and a son, all of a mature age. The son, Harry, is married to a daughter of Judge L. F. JONES of this place, and Josephine and Elizabeth are young ladies, unmarried, who are living at the home with there father, their main dependence at this period of life. Mrs. MILLER, the wife and mother died some ten or twelve years ago in Mariposa, since which time, the deprivation of a mother for the children has been sorely felt.
The deceased was endowed with many special good qualities which brought to him in his business, a large amount of patronage and friends, and during his career here since the spring of 1850, no one has been more fortunate in allaying more friends and fewer enemies than has Joe MILLER, as he was always called by his friends and acquaintances. He was of an enlivening disposition, and had a special gift to make every thing lively and cheerful around him. He will no doubt be missed from the community more than any other man who has ever ever lived and departed from here. In connection with hs regular business, he had held for many years, the position of Post Master, Express Agent, and agent for Washburn & Co.'s Stages, and was a man well liked in all his business connections and associations. We first knew him in 1850 at Ridley's Ferry, on the Merced river, where the Benton Mills now stand. He was associated with RIDLEY, STARKEY and JONES in a mercantile business at that point. From there he became established at Mount Ophir, having in the mean time married a Miss FEE, sister in law of Peter FEE, formerly of the old Norwegian Tent, remembered only by our oldest citizens. From Mount Ophir he came to Mariposa some 12 or 15 years ago where he has resided since.
The funeral on Thursday was the largest ever seen in this place. Friends from all neighboring towns and country around came in to pay their last respects to the deceased. The procession was near a quarter of a mile in length, consisted in part of 23 carriages and vehicles of all sorts, besides one of Washburn & Co.'s large stage coaches driven by the old pioneer driver, DOWST. The funeral ceremonies were conducted under the auspices of the Masons of which the deceased was a member. The Hornitos Brass Band was present and discoursed solemn dirges, which greatly added to the solemnity of the occasion. The eldest child of deceased, Miss Josephine, was to ill to be present. The other two, Lizzie and Harry, were so overcome by grief that they had to be assisted away from the last resting place of their beloved father to their home. It was a solemn and most heartrending scene. There were many tearful eye to be seen in the vast throng, whose hearts were moved to the deepest sympathy for the bereaved children, and the love and respect they bore the departed one in his life. But what is the use of grieving longer? we've only to wait another day ere we are called upon to sorrow again.
The funeral of Antonio M. BOBBIO of Princeton, who suicided on the same morning and about a hour before Mr. MILLER'S death took place at the same time.
Elizabeth Jane BENNETT September 30, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Mount Gaines, Sept. 27th, 1882.
Editor Gazette: - It becomes my painful duty to chronicle the death of Mr. and Mrs. BENNETT's youngest child Elizabeth Jane, a year and eight months old. She enjoyed fine health up to the 17th, when she was taken very sick. Dr. BELL of Mariposa was called and pronounced the disease as cholera infantum. It was too late for him to do any good, and she passed from earth to heaven, to take her place among the angels.
She was a beautiful little girl, just at an interesting age and her parents joy. They have one left, but this being the youngest, and a remarkable child, they doted upon it, and feel their loss very acutely.
" No bitter tears for thee be shed
Blossom of being! seen and gone!
With flowers alone we strew thy bed,
O blessed departed one!
Whose all of life, a roy ray
Blushed into dawn and passed away."
Vitals October 1882 Mariposa Gazette
October 7, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Died October 7, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
CANTY. - At the Gibbs' mine, Mariposa county, Thomas CANTY, native of Ireland, aged 48 years.
MAY- At the County Hospital, Mariposa, October 2d, 1882, Samuel MAY, aged 54, native of England.
October 14, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
October 21, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Died October 21, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
VASQUEZ- At County Hospital, Mariposa, Oct.
17, 1882, Manuel VASQUEZ,
native of Chile, age 54.
Married October 21, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
BRIGHTMAN- DUFF- In Mariposa, Oct. 19th, by Rev. R. A. SAWRIE, Mr. Frederick BRIGHTMAN to Miss Mary DUFF.
Born October 21, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
HOBRON- At Hobron's Mill eight miles above Coulterville, October 12th, 1882, to the wife of Mr. D. S. HOBRON, a son.
October 28, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Died October 28, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
BACIGALUPI- At Coulterville, October 18th, 1882, Johnny BACIGALUPI, aged 2 years and 9 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis BACIGALUPI of Coulterville.
Married October 28, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
MALONEY- MULLERY-- At St. Joseph's Cathedral, Mariposa, Cal., by the Rev. Father MacNAMARA, Mr. J. M. MALONEY of Mariposa County, to Miss Lizzie C. MULLERY of St. Louis, Mo.
Born October 28, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
CARAH- Near Washington Mine, October 22d, 1882, to the wife of William CARAH, a son.
BENNETT- In Chapman District, Mariposa county, October 16th, 1882, to the wife of John BENNETT, a son.
GUEST- At the Yosemite mine, Mariposa county, October 12th, to the wife of James B. GUEST, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
Thomas CANTY October 7, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. Thomas CANTY, an old time resident of Hite's Cove and vicinity, died very suddenly on Monday last of what was supposed to be heart disease. He was prospecting up at the Gibbs mine, above the Cove.
BRIGHTMAN- DUFF October 21, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Last Thursday evening Mr. Frederick BRIGHTMAN was married to Miss Mary DUFF. We wish the newly married couple all happiness and acknowledge the receipt of liberal slices of the wedding cake. Certain enterprising individuals, who made the night hideous by trying to give the wedding party a charivari serenade failed to find them and all their disinterested efforts were wasted. That the wedding pair may be always equally fortunate in escaping vexations and annoyances is the congratulatory wish of the Gazette.
THORNE- OCHOA September 28, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Editor Gazette:- In response to a general invitation,
published in the Gazette, to the wedding, about 300 appeared. About 3
carriage after carriage arrived with loads of joyous and pretty girls
boys with a number of old timers. About 4 o'clock, all was in readiness
except Justice CARR, who brought up the rear, and to make amends for
tardy arrival, was prompt and short with the ceremony, and was equally
prompt when the kissing commenced. Mt. Gaines is a lovely picturesque
nestling among the foot hills, and the old building has a sniff of
about it. The ceremony was performed on the verandah, and the guests
on the lawn in front. After congratulations and kissing supper was
and all hands marched to the boarding house and partook of an excellent
supper prepared by Mrs. COLLINS. On a large platform adjoining the
house the dancing commenced in open air, and by moonlight and continued
until the moon went down and the brilliant forked tail of the comet
it's experienced. Professor SMITH's brass band, Eli HUNT's and Billy
string band exhilarated the very air. Among the incidents was the
of one of the carriages returning home, and smashing the wagon, but
to say no one was hurt, but the other girls coming up to the wreck got
alarmed and concluded to walk. The bridal couch was fixed so that it
fall down and the usual sewing up of the sheets and blankets to the bed
also; but owing to Mr. THORN's kind hospitality, he insisted on the
occupying his best bed and the proprietors had to partially rip up the
sewing and sleep at an angle of 45 degrees, so says rumor.
The bride was dressed superbly, and Miss OCHOA and Miss NAVARINE the brides maids were also tastefully dressed. My descriptive talents on ladies wear is not good, and I am sorry I can't do them justice. Mr. MARCOM and Mr. NAVARINE, the groomsmen, were Stangay, and were particularly active about kissing time. To mention the names of the guest would be a long job, so I won't commence it.
(The marriage announcement came out in the next issue of the Gazette and mentions that the married couples names where Thomas J. THORN and Miss Kate OCHOA)
MALONEY-MULLERY October 28, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Wedding of Mr. Johnnie MALONEY to Miss Lizzie MULLERY
The wedding ceremonies of Mr. Johnnie MALONEY
to Miss Lizzie C. MULLERY, were performed at St. Joseph's Cathedral, in
Mariposa, on Monday last by the Rev. Father Michael McNAMARA of Merced.
Johnnie MALONEY is a young man of sterling habits, and one whom old
county should be proud to honor as one of her most enterprising youths;
he was born in the State of Massachusetts in the year 1855, and started
with his mother for California a year or two afterwards, where his
had already preceded them. They settled, at what was then, the thriving
village of Princeton, and owned what is now known as the Coffman farm;
some years later they bought the Corbett ranch, about 5 miles from
where Johnnie has been industriously laboring ever since, and has built
for himself one of the finest farms and homes outside of the San
Valley and has become independent in this world for all future time. We
congratulate Miss MULLERY upon her choice of one of our California
Miss MULLERY came from St. Louis, Mo., about three years ago. She is the sister of Johnnie MULLERY, Michael MULLERY and Mrs. TURNER; since her arrival here she has been engaged in the occupation of school-mistress; she has taught the Princeton School two terms and the Elk Horn School one term, and was engaged to teach at the later place the following term, and her service as teacher at the above named places will be greatly missed.
We noticed several from the outside on this occasion who were here to attend the wedding. Among them we will mention the names of Miss Louisa ZINKARD, Mr. William MALONEY, Mr. MALONEY, Mr. F.P. LaVALLE, Mr. Patrick MALONEY of Merced; several others were present whose names we cannot call to mind.
The happy pair left immediately after the ceremony for the Metropolis, where they intend to spend their honeymoon for a few days, when they will return to their mountain home and settle down to a married life.
Vitals November 1882 Mariposa Gazette
November 4, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
November 11, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Died November 11, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
McMILLAN- In Cathey's Valley, November 2d, 1882, the infant son of Mrs. Ida McMILLAN.
Married November 11, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
THORN- OCHOA- At Mount Gaines, October 19th, 1882, by Justice CARR, Mr. Thomas J. THORN to Miss Kate OCHOA.
November 18, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Died November 18, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
KALCK- In Coulterville, November 11th, 1882, William Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob KALCK, aged 4 years and 6 months.
PICKET- In Mariposa, November 16th, 1882, Charles E. PICKET, aged about 60 years.
CONWAY- In Mariposa, November 17, 1882, Bernard CONWAY, a native of Ireland, aged 66 years.
November 25, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Married November 25, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
BARCROFT- NAVARINE- In Hornitos, by Father McNAMARA, Frederick BARCROFT of Merced City to Miss Carmen NAVARINE of Hornitos.
Died November 25, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
SHEARRON- Near Princeton, Mariposa County, William Martin SHEARRON, aged 50 years, a native of Tennessee.
ROCCO- In Coulterville, November 14th, 1882, Angelina ROCCO, aged 14 years and 8 months, a native of Italy.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
Charles E. PICKETT November 18, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Charles E. PICKETT, ESQ., His Illness and Death
This gentleman pretty well known to the literacy
world has been lying very low with sickness for the past two weeks at
Gallison Hotel. He had been spending a couple of weeks in the Yosemite
Valley, and was on his return when he fell sick and unable to proceed
We infer from his remarks that he corresponded with the "Bulletin" and
is well knowing San Francisco. He bears the appellation of "Philosopher
PICKETT," and is an early Pioneer of the Pacific Coast, and is about 60
years of age. He appears to be in very indigent circumstances, and but
for the hospitality of his good landlady, Mrs. GALLISON, who hs given
exclusive attention to the stranger, he would have suffered intensely
died ere this. Dr. TURNER and BELL have rendered all the medical aid
could be administered for the relief of the sufferer, but there appears
no hopes, and he has been pronounced dying of hemorrhage of the bowels
for the past week.
It has been a hard blow on Mrs. GALLISON, whose humane feelings forbids her denying or refusing the desires of the dying man, who begs her constant attention day and night, and will allow no other to wait upon him. The expense of a case of this kind are considerable, and it is hoped the unfortunate man may have some friends who may come to her relief. We are inclined to believe he has a friend in the "Bulletin" and probably other journalists of the Pacific Coast. He has a brother, Wm. S. PICKETT in Columbia, Tenn.
Since the above was written, at 2 p.m. Thursday what was left of poor old Philosopher PICKETT passed quietly through the "gate" into another world where ends his earthly career, which no doubt has been one of more than ordinary interest were it written up by some one familiar with his history. Two hours preceding his death he talked fluently and rationally, and nearing to the last he took the hands of Mrs. GALLISON and drew them gently across his brow and face, seemingly to give expression of the gratitude he felt for her who had stood like an angel by his bedside till death had beckoned him away. His last words were, pointing up with a last lingering look, "The Gate is Open," and then closed his eyes forever. His funeral took place on the following day,and though buried under the auspices of strangers he was nevertheless respected and well cared for from the first to the last by Mrs. GALLISON, to whom the charitable world owe a debt of gratitude.
Bernard CONWAY November 18, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
On yesterday evening, Friday the 17th inst., Mr. Bernard CONWAY on his return home from town was thrown from his wagon and killed. He was a farmer on the Chowchilla, and was engaged in hauling hay to town, and at the point where the accident occurred, which was on the down grade near Stockton Creek, where a dug out occurs in the road for the purpose of turning the water, and it is supposed the wheels must have dropped suddenly into the rut and thrown the old gentleman off from the wagon, falling on his breast across a rock. Soon after the occurrence he was found by Mr. Milton M. AGAIN, and with the assistance of a chinaman taken to Mr. AGAIN's residence which was near by. Mr. and Mrs. CONWAY are old time residents of this section and have raised to man and womanhood several children. Old Barny CONWAY as he was usually called, was an industrious man, a good citizen, an excellent neighbor, and will be missed from the home of a bereaved wife and children. An inquest was held today by Justice TEMPLE. The deceased was 66 years of age, a native of Ireland.
BARCROFT/ NAVARINE November 18, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Weddings. - Fred BARCROFT, second son of Ralph W. BARCROFT, is announced to be married tomorrow at Hornitos, to Miss Carmen NAVARINE, daughter of A. NAVARINE of the same place. In anticipation of the happy event, we learn that the String Band of Merced composed of five members, will be on hand this evening, and honored us with a call. He informs us that two other weddings are in embryo for tomorrow at Hornitos. We did not learn the names of the parties. Fred appears happy and extends a cordial invitation to all his friends and acquaintances to come and participate in celebrating his first advent to the heaven of connubial bliss.
Vitals December 1882 Mariposa Gazette
December 16, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 16, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
CHOISER- In Bear Valley, Mariposa County, December 10th, 1882 to the wife of Lafayette CHOISER, a daughter.
WIDMAN. - In Mariposa, December 12th, 1882, to the wife of W. H. WIDMAN, a daughter.
Married December 16, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
POOL- WILLS- In Cathey's Valley, Mariposa County, December --, 1882, Thomas POOL of Hornitos to Miss Eva WILLS of Cathey's Valley.
LEARY- HENDRICKS- At the residence of Angevine REYNOLDS, Esq., in Mariposa, December 15th, 1882, by Superior Judge CORCORAN, Mr. John LEARY to Miss Eudora HENDRICKS, both of Snow Creek, Mariposa county.
Died December 16, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
MARGRAVE- At Bear Valley, December 9th, 1882, Rose, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. MARGRAVE, aged 11 years and 8 months.
December 23, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
SCOTT- At Chowchilla, Mariposa County, December 18th, 1882, to the wife of Francis P. SCOTT, a daughter.
PEARD- At Washington Mine, December 16th, 1882, John Henry, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John PEARD, aged 7 years, 10 months and 30 days.
RUIZ- In Mariposa, December 17th, 1882, Rafel RUIZ, aged 25 years, a native of Mexico.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
Rafel RUIZ Mariposa Gazette December 23, 1882
Rafeal RUIZ, whose premature death was caused by a accident, which has been noticed heretofore, was an exceptional young man, remarkable for his intelligence, industry and honesty. His suffering which was of the most intense character, was borne with religious fortitude and forbearance, and he was fully resigned to die. It was a hard fate for so youthful a man, whose life was overflowing with promise of success, and gratification of his most earnest ambitions. He leaves a loving mother, sisters and brother, to morn his loss, who have the deepest sympathy of friends and acquaintances in their irreparable loss. The deceased was buried in the Catholic Cemetery on Monday last, and the funeral was largely attended by friends and citizens.
Charles M. CREANOR December 23, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Judge CREANOR.
Undoubtedly there are a few left of our oldest
inhabitants, who remember Charles M. CREANOR, as Judge of District
here from the time the county was organized in 1850 up to 1856, or
that time, when Judge BURKE succeeded to the bench.
Judge CREANOR died in Stockton on the 6th instant, at the age of sixty- two years. He was a native of Pennsylvania, and in his early years took up his residence in Texas, where he participated in the rebellion of that State against the government of Mexico, as one of the famous Texas Rangers. He afterwards participated in the Mexican War, and served with distinction under General TAYLOR and General SCOTT, with whose army he interred the City of Mexico. As a mark of appreciation for his distinguished services and gallantry as a soldier, his native State presented him with a sword.
Judge CREANOR was a pioneer of the State of California, and took up his residence in Stockton in 1849. He was a member of the first Legislature, and by it appointed Judge of this Judicial District, which embraced all the then existing counties south of Stockton, to and including Tulare County.
The following preamble and resolution of respect reported by the Stockton Bar, including all that is necessary to indicate the character of the departed Judge.
" Deeply moved by the event of the death of our personal friend and professional associate, Charles M. CREANOR and with re-awakened memories of his long and useful judicial services to the State next ensuing the primal organization of the Court of Justice, the members of the Bench and Bar of San Joaquin County here assembled for the purpose of making and recording a fitting tribute of appreciation of the virtues of his professional character, do now
Resolve, That by and within the actual observation and knowledge of some of us, and by the memorials and conditions of the past bearing their testimony to all of us Judge CREANOR, for fourteen years presiding over the District Court of the Fifth Judicial District of this State, a period during which the local Courts of this wide extended circuit were surcharged with business invoking many of the best and rarest judicial qualifications, discharged the difficult and onerous duties of the office, for all that time, under a ever present sense of obligation to pursue the right, to do justice,to enforce the law, and subserve and promote the public good: and that these things he achieved ably and efficiently, with energy and determination that neither flagged or faltered, and distinguished by a spirit of independence and impartiality that took no thought of parties or persons, or of self, save to be( as he was) an upright and incorruptible Judge, " without fear and without reproach."
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