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1887 Mariposa Gazette
Vitals 1887 Mariposa Gazette
January 8, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 8, 1886 Mariposa Gazette
SMITH.- Chowchilla, December 30th, 1886, to the wife of Theo. J. SMITH, a daughter.
Married January 8, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
TEMPLE- BARRETT- In Sacramento December 19th, 1886, by Rev. E. R. DILLE, John H. TEMPLE to Miss Martha E. BARRETT both of Sacramento.
YOUNG- HOLDEN- At Holden's Ranch, Cathey's Valley, January 1st, 1887, by Rev. J.T. MARRICH, William YOUNG to Miss Nellie HOLDEN.
Died January 8, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
CULVER. - At Mr. S. C. GAINES near Princeton, Jam. 6th, 1887, William Edward CULVER, aged one year and two days.
January 15, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 15, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
LAREW- At Pea Ridge, December 31st, 1886, to
the wife of W. H. LAREW, a daughter.
Died January 15, 1887 Mariposa Gazette.
KELLET- At Hornitos January 5th, 1887 Minerva
Evilyn KELLETT, a native of Alabama, aged 47 years.
The deceased was the beloved wife of Dr. John KELLETT, of Hornitos. She was born in Mobile, Alabama, on Oct. 12th, 1839, and was the -youngest child of David L. LEWIS, by his wife Susanna LEGARE, daughter of Hugh LEGARE, of North Carolina, whom he married at Georgia in 1829. While the subject of this sketch was yet early in her teens, she, with her father, sister, brother and stepmother, left Alabama for Richmond, Va., from there they went to Little Rock, Arkansas; from thence they emigrated to California in 11852, crossing the plains in the same train, with R. H. WARD, of Merced, STONER and family at Stockton. The LEWIS family met John KELLETT of Hornitos, then of Utica, New York, who the deceased married in 1855 since which time she has devoted her life to the cares of her family and the careful rearing of her children, who are now left to mourn the loss of a faithful devoted wife, a patient and gentle mother.
January 22, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Died January 22, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
GIVENS- In Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, January 13th, 1887, Mary C., beloved wife of R. R. GIVENS, a native of Illinois, aged 47 years.
January 29, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Married January 29, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
WESTFALL- SMITHER- At residence of the brides parents, near Darrah, January 23d, 1887, by Rev. J. T. MARRISH, James B. WESTFALL to Miss Sophia SMITHER.
MANN- ATKINS At Gallison Hotel, Mariposa, Cal., January 26th, 1887, by G. W. TEMPLE, J.P., Mr. Abel MANN to Mrs. Mattie C. ATKINS.
Born January 29, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
DICKENSON- Near Buchanan, Fresno County, December 18th, 1886, to the wife of John M. DICKENSON, a daughter.
Deaths January 29, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
HANNERS- In Coulterville, Mariposa County, January 23d, 1887, Elisha HANNERS, a native of Massachusetts, aged 64 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth Announcements.
MANN- ATKINS marriage January 29, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
A Happy Man(n).- The marriage of Abel MANN and Mrs. Mattie C. ATKINS, was a surprise to most of us. We had thought that Abe was impervious to marital subjugation and that nothing less than an anvil horned torpedo could penetrate his adamantine, weather-tanned , case hardened corposity, but he, disregarding the advise of the great Weller, succumbed. They were married at the Gallison hotel, by Judge TEMPLE. May they live long and be happy, is all we can do for them at the present.
Vitals February 1887 Mariposa Gazette
February 5, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 5, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
MORRISON- At Hornitos, Mariposa County, January 25, 1887, to the wife of W. J. MORRISON, a son.
KANE- At Snow Creek, Mariposa County, January 28, 1887, to the wife of Barney KANE, a daughter.
WASS- At Chowchilla, Mariposa County, January 30, 1887, to the wife of Lewis WASS, a son.
SNELL- Granite District, Fresno County, January 15, 1887, to the wife of Felix SNELL, a daughter.
BREWER- Green Mountain, Mariposa County, January 28, 1887, to the wife of Willis BREWER, a daughter.
BENNETT- Chapman District, Mariposa county, January 13, 1887, to the wife of John BENNETT, a daughter.
February 12th, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 12, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
TRABUCCO. - At Bear Valley, February 6th, 1887, to the wife of Johnny TRABUCCO, a daughter.
Married February 12, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
GREEN- SMART- At Darrah, Mariposa County, February 8th, 1887, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. J. T. MURRISH, Charles L. GREEN to Miss Marian Louise SMART.
Died February 12, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
QUIMBY- At Darrah, February 3d, 1887, Miinna, beloved wife of Orrin S QUIMBY, aged 44 years and 11 months.
KANE- At Snow Creek, Mariposa County, February 3d, 1887, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Barney KANE.
MAUJER- In Mariposa, February 8th, 1887, Charles MAUJER, a native of France, aged about 63 years.
February 19, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 19, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
MORTAR- In Mariposa, February 12th, 1887, William MORTAR, a native of Canada, aged about 56 years.
OSTRANDER- In Merced, February 13th, 1887, Harvey B., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank OSTRANDER.
February 26, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements
MANJER, Charles February 12, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Fell Dead. - At the carpenter shop of Wm. R. KNIGHT opposite the Post Office in Mariposa on Monday last a Frenchman well known as Grapee, while standing around, fell dead. A sudden attack of hemorrhage was supposed to be the cause. His correct name was Charles MANJER, a native of France.
BARBER, John M. February 12, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Accidental Death at the Red Cloud Mine. - John M. BARBER was killed on Saturday the 5th inst., about 1 o'clock P.M., at the Red Cloud mine. He was about twenty feet below the mouth of the shaft, with the foreman, engaged in repairing machinery in the shaft. The foreman had got off the track looking for a gauge, when suddenly the bucket came down striking BARBER, who was probably on the track looking for the gauge. The bucket struck him, apparently, squarely on the head, smashing his skull and scattering his brains. The body was brought up and preparations made for an inquest, which was, however, adjourned to next Saturday, owing to absence of witnesses. The foreman had given strict orders not to send down the bucket till it was rung for. How it happened to have been sent down at that time is not known, but will probably appear at the inquest. Mr. BARBER was a well known citizen, about 62 years of age, and a native of New York. He was buried on Monday last at Coulterville.
MORTAR, Wm. February 19, 187 Mariposa Gazette
Dead. - The man who died at the Gallison Hotel last Saturday night was named Wm. MORTAR, about 56 years of age, a native of Canada, and came here from Oakland, where he has a daughter married to a man by the name of JOHNS. MOTAR it appears was the man who has furnish the means by which Robinson Quartz Mill on Sherlocks' Creek was built, and has been in operation the past year. He came here sometime during the summer or fall with a view to benefiting his health and seeing about the mill and mine in which he was interested. Dr. ROBINSON left some three or four months ago for his home in Oakland, where he has remained ever since. During the doctors absence, MORTAR had charge of the mill and premises, which had been idle, except to crush some custom rock, most of the time. On or about the 26th of January, MORTAR was suddenly seized by a stroke of paralysis while alone in his cabin at the mill. A boy that was stopping about first found him after he had been stricken down, and carried the intelligence to some of the neighbors, when several of them, Messrs. JACOBY and SHAUTZ, who with some little outside assistance took care of the afflicted man night and day for a week and until he was brought into town. It was about the 2d of the month when JACOBY and SCHANTZ brought him into Gallison Hotel. His son in law, JOHNS, arrived a few days before his death, which occurred at the time already stated. The body was started down the day following his death for Oakland. The deceased was thought to be well off in property in the vicinity of Oakland.
Vitals March 1887 Mariposa Gazette
March 5, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Died March 5, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
MACKAN- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, March 21, 1886, John MACKAN, a native of Ireland, aged 64 yeaars. (note date of year is a written in the Gazette believe that it was a typo and should be 1887)
March 12, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 12, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
McCANN- In Mariposa, March 5th, 1887 to the
wife of Wm. McCANN, a son,
Weight, 12 pounds.
March 19, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
March 26, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 26, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
PALMER- At Chowchilla, Mariposa County, February 28th, 1887, to the wife of Frank C. PALMER, a son.
Married March 26, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
BRENNER- WEST- At Mariposa, March 24th, 1887, by Geo. W. TEMPLE, J.P., Johann H.B.G.N. BRENNER to Theodosia Isabella WEST.
Died March 26, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
HELM- At White Rock, Mariposa County, March 17th, 1887, Mrs. Elizabeth HELM, aged 79 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
WILLIS, William March 5, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
The late William WILLIS.- William WILLIS whose death occurred in San Francisco, was at a early day a resident of Sonora, Tuolumne county, and subsequently removed to Mariposa, where he was Deputy- County clerk. Many of the pioneer settlers recollect " Bill WILLIS," and the earliest records of the county show, in his hand writing, some of the most magnificent specimens of penmanship extant. Mr. WILLIS left Mariposa about, 1854, and since that date has lived in San Francisco and for over twenty years has been employed as the Secretary of the Belcher Mining Company. At a meeting of the Board of Directors a preamble and resolutions were adopted paying a handsome tribute to his efficiency and worth, and expressing their sympathy with his afflicted family. The resolutions were entered upon the minutes of the Company and a copy sent to Mrs. WILLIS.
Vitals April 1887 Mariposa Gazette
April 2, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 2, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
HOBRON- At Coulterville, Mariposa County,, March 26th, 187, to the wife of S. D. HOBRON, a daughter.
April 9, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Died April 9, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
WHORTON- At Cascade Falls, Mariposa County, Leonidas Green WHORTON, a native of Georgia, aged 57 years.
April 16, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 16, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
VIEIRA- At Chowchilla, Mariposa County, April 1st, 1887, to the wife of M. S. VIEIRA, a son.
BELL- Near Atwater, Merced County, April 7th, 1887, to the wife of J. M. BELL, a son.
Died April 16, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
REFUGIO- At County Hospital, Mariposa County, April 7th, 1887, ------ a native of Mexico, aged about 76 years.
April 23, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 23, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
MALONEY- At Moloney's Ranch, April 11, 1887 to the wife of John Maloney, a son.
Died April 23, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
NELSON- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, April 16th, 1887 Pierre NELSON, a native of Sweden, aged about 61 years.
McSHANE- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, April 16th, 1887, Patrick McSHANE, a native of Ireland, aged 84 years.
April 30, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
BORN April 30, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
REVEL- At Barba's Ranch, April 27th, 1887, to the wife of Auguste REVEL, a daughter.
Married April 30, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
REYNOLDS- SIMPSON- Near Hornitos, April 26th, 1887, at the residence of the brides parents, by Rev. Father WALSH, Mr. W. J. REYNOLDS, of Solano County, to Miss Kate M. SIMPSON of Mariposa County.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
LEESON, Mrs. Joseph April 9, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
The Merced "Star" of the 7th says:
Mrs. Joseph LEESON, after a long and painful illness, died at her home in Merced at four o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. Her remains were followed to their last resting place to the Masonic Cemetery yesterday afternoon by a large concourse of friends and acquaintances. Rev. E. G. McLEAN officiated. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in this their hour of affliction.
REYNOLDS-SIMPSON April 30, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Editor Gazette: - I send you a few particulars about the late wedding here. Mr. W. J. RYNOLDS of Solano county, and Miss Kate M. SIMPSON of this vicinity, were married yesterday at the residence of the bride's parents by Rev. Father WALSH. None were present except the relations and intimate friends of the family. The bridesmaid was Miss Annie DARLING, and the grooms man, was Samuel LORD. Immediately after the ceremony, we partook of a delicious dinner, which all present greatly enjoyed. We all feel sorry to lose Kate as she was well liked by all who knew her, and she had many friends who will be glad to hear of her welfare. Both Mr. and Mrs. REYNOLDS have our best wishes for their future. May success and prosperity attend them in their future home, is the wish of all their relations and friends. The bride and groom left on the morning train for Sacramento where they will spend a few days before going to their new home in Solano county.
Vitals May 1887 Mariposa Gazette
May 7, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
May 14, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Married May 14, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Married VARAIN- HERMAN- In Mariposa May 9th, 1887, by Hon. John M. CORCORAN, Judge of the Superior Court, John B. VARAIN of Mariposa county to Diorricia M. HERMAN of San Joaquin county.
May 21, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 21, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
HART- At Sebastopal, May 13th, 1887, to the wife of Sampson HART, a son.
Died May 21, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
REDMAN- In Cathey's Valley, Mariposa County, May 5, 1887, Mrs. REDMAN, native of Missouri, aged 60 years.
May 28, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Married May 28, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
SOULE- MELLO In Guatemala City, C. A., April 27, 1887, William D. SOULE of Brantfort, Ontario, Canada to Miss Mary A. MELLO of San Francisco.
Died May 28, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
STOLDER- Near Coulterville, May 14th, 1887, Anthony STOLDER, a native of Pennsylvania, aged about 61 years.
LIND- In Mariposa, May 27th, 1887, Joseph LIND,
Sr., a native of Finland, aged about 58 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
STOLDER, Anthony May 21, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
A Sudden Death.
Mr. Anthony STOLDER, residing east of Coulterville,
was suddenly stricken down last Friday by the breaking of a blood vessel.
Though he did not actually die till Saturday at one P.M., he was insensible
from the moment of the attack till his death. His wife, Mrs. STOLDER, was
in Mariposa, taking care of their son, Mr. R. B. STOLDER, who is just recovering
from his terrible injuries received by jumping from the burning Gallison
Hotel. A messenger was immediately sent for her, with the news, who reached
here about 2 A.M., Saturday morning. Mrs. STOLDER started within a hour
on horseback and fortunately arrived before her husbands death. His son
left for home the next morning with Henry FARNSWORTH in Mrs. FARNSWORTH'S
easy phaeton, by the way of Hornitos and Merced Falls. At the later place,
they got a fresh horse and concluded to keep on the same night and reached
Mr. STOLDER's place about 2 A.M. The invalid bore the journey well under
the circumstances, and though very tired, did not, when Mr. FARNSWORTH
started home the next day, feel himself essentially any worse for his long
and exhausting ride.
We are sure that our readers will join us in expressing the most sincere sympathy for the bereaved family. They seemed to have had their full share of misfortunes lately. Mr. STOLDER, himself, was scarcely recovered from a broken leg, when his son was so terribly, and almost fatally injured by his fearful leap from the burning hotel. And now this new blow comes to fill up their cup of bitterness. The son, indeed has passed though severe trials and dangers, but he has youth and renewed strength before him, and there is no reason why the future should not largely atone for the misfortunes of the present. Such at least is the sincere hope of the whole community, who, during Mr. STOLDER's residence here have learned to appreciate his value.
LIND, Joseph, Sr. May 28, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Joseph LIND, Sr.
Yesterday at 4 o'clock A.M., Mr. Joseph LIND, Sr., a well known citizen, of this place, died at his residence here, aged 58 years. Mr. LIND's death, though not wholly unexpected, was quite sudden when it came, as he had been much better for several days before and seemed improving. But Thursday he had a chill followed by a high fever, symptoms which the physicians recognized as very serious, and which were followed in a few hours by death. Mr. LIND has been a great sufferer for months. His illness commenced with a severe attack of neuralgia, which, after some weeks, was followed by an abscess, or running sore on the side of the face. During his illness his strength and flesh rapidly disappeared leaving him very feeble and emaciated at the last.
Mr. LIND was a native of Finland, and with his brother, Harry LIND, came to Mariposa as early as 1849 or 50. Since that time he has worked as a miner and lived in Mariposa. In 1860 he went to Ohio and married there. After staying there a year, he returned and has since resided here, following his business as a miner till late years, when he has worked at such other employment's as offered. Mr. LIND was a sober, industrious and worthy citizen, who was much respected by all the community in which he lived. He leaves four children, Joseph, Jr., Willie, Mrs. Maggie LEWIS and Miss Fanny LIND.
Mr. LIND was a Mason, a member of Mariposa Lodge, in good standing, and his funeral which takes place this afternoon at 3 o'clock, will be under the auspices of the Masonic Fraternity.
Vitals June 1887 Mariposa Gazette
June 4, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 4, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
DODSON - WELLS- In Merced, May 27th, 1887, by Rev. J.M. ALSANSON, Wm. DODSON to Miss Lena WELLS, both of Mariposa County.
Died June 4, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
BASSET- At Hornitos, May 26th, Elsie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BASSETT, aged 16 months.
REDMAN- In Cathey's Valley, Mariposa County,
Cal., May 6th, 1887, Mrs. Elizabeth, beloved wife of A. B. REDMAN, a native
of of Missouri, aged 61 years.
Mrs. REDMAN, whose maiden name was UNDERWOOD, was born in Madison County, Missouri and was married to A. B. REDMAN on the 31st of July, 1844, and they, with three children, came to California in 1857. She leaves a grief stricken husband and six children, three boys and three girls, to mourn their loss over her death; the whole community feel as if they had been bereaved and sympathize with the whole family. She was a loving wife, a patient, affectionate mother, a worthy neighbor, and above all, she was a Christian, and ready to go when the summons came. Her death had been delicate for some time, but her last illness lasted only about two days.
Nearly all the people in Cathey's Valley, together with nearly all the family of the deceased, attended the funeral to pay last respects and love for the deceased.
May all the family so live that they may meet her in heaven. J.B. WILKINSON. Donlphan, Missouri papers please copy.
June 11, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 11, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
GIVENS- In Cathey's Valley, May 28th, 1887, to the wife of Thomas GIVENS, a son.
June 18, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Died June 18, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
FORAN- In Stockton, June 12, 1887 William A. FORAN, aged 34 years, a native of Pennsylvania.
WHITE- AT --------. May 11th, 1887, Mrs. L. WHITE of Marshal County, Kansas formerly of Hornitos, California, aged 67 years and 2 months.
MARSHALL- In Hornitos, June 15th, 1887, Lottie Sophrona, beloved wife of Thomas MARSHALL, Jr., a native of Missouri, aged 25 years.
June 25, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
FORAN, William June 18th, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
The Fatal Pistol.
William FORAN Killed in a bar Room Fight.
He Dies In Great Agony After Twenty Hours- Circumstances Of Yesterdays
Tragedy- The Autopsy.
( Stockton Mail June 13th.)
1 o'clock yesterday morning William FORAN, Officer TOWELL and John FUNAN
entered the Palisade saloon, adjoining the RUSSELL Stable, on Main Street.
FORAN rarely visited that saloon and when asked to go there on this occasion
refused at first. In the card room sat Lloyd HARRISON and his brother Frank.
Leaning with one arm against the casing of the door leading from the bar
room into the card room FORAN, who was intoxicated, looked in upon the
players and called out, " How do you do, gentlemen, ; come and have a drink."
As he did his eye fell on Frank HARRISON, between whose brother and FORAN there had been some trouble over a foot race wager.
" I guess, by God, you'll know me next time you see me," said Frank.
" Yes I guess I will," and FORAN walked up to him.
A fight followed in which Lloyd started to take part. Officer TOWELL separated Frank and FORAN, and shoved the former out into the bar room.
" You go and attend to him." said Frank, referring to FORAN; " I don't want to fight you."
" I am trying to," said the officer.
By this time Frank had been pushed to the further
side of the partition. He resisted arrest, and policeman drew his revolver
to club him if necessary. At that instant two shots were fired in the card
room. Running in, TOWELL saw FORAN on the floor and Lloyd HARRISON with
a smoking revolver in his hand. He arrested the shooter and demanded the
weapon. Lloyd refused to surrender it, but said he would give it to Charles
RICH- one of the proprietors of the saloon. He was accordingly allowed
to pass it to his brother Frank who gave it to RICH and the latter
in turn passed it to TOWELL. HARRISON was taken to jail immediately.
What happened in the card room after FRANK had been rushed out is described differently by the different witnesses of the shooting. FORAN attacked Lloyd, who previously joined with Frank against him. One of the on-lookers says that someone, whom he thinks was FUNAN, helped FORAN against Lloyd, and that the two forced him back against a small ice chest, bent him over it and beat him. Lloyd either broke loose or was released, and then drew his pistol and fired. The first shot missed and lodged in the wall near the ice chest. The second shot , which followed quickly on the first, struck FORAN very nearly over the center of the heart.
After The Tragedy.
The wounded man fell on his face. He sprang
into a sitting posture, clasping his left breast and groaned:
" My wife! Send for my wife. I am murdered; go tell my wife."
Among the people who ran into the saloon upon hearing the pistol shots was Ben KOHLBERG.
" Who shot you, Billy?" he asked.
" Oh, Ben. I don't know," was the answer; "I am murdered."
" Is there anything I can do for you?"
" Take care of me. Where is the doctor?"
Officer EDWARDS and Percy WILLIAMS also talked to him. In reply to a question from EDWARDS as to whether the shot was through the body, FORAN answered that he thought it he was " done for." He requested WILLIAMS to look out for the welfare of his family.
Drs. PHILLIPS and CZARTORYSKI were summoned. When they arrived the man was unconscious. He subsequently came to however, and inresponse to questions put by District Attorney SMITH, stated that he did not absolutely know who had done the shooting, and that there was no cause given for the commission of the deed. He added that he was not armed. This statement was corroborated by a search, for no weapon was found near him.
He was left in the saloon until about 5 o'clock, when he was removed to his dwelling, on the north side of Miner Avenue, Lindsay point.
Cause of The Trouble.
In the saloon at the time of the tragedy were
Charles RICH, a young man named McINTIRE ( son of RICH's partner), the
HARRISONS, Nelson BROWN, Seth PAYTON, John FINNAN, Officer TOWELL and Charles
Lloyd HARRISON is about 25 years old. He is a nephew of Norval HARRISON, a wealthy farmer near Linden, and has been hauling hay for his cousin on a farm near the race track. His brother Frank came from Tulare on Saturday last.
FORAN moved hither from Farminngton several years ago and purchased the Eureka Saloon. His estate consists entirely of personal property, among which is the saloon and moneys valued at three or four thousand dollars. Yesterday he willed his estate to his wife, and in order to avoid possible probate difficulties, took the further precaution of deeding it to her.
The HARRISON's are would be sports. Ill feelings resulted between them some time ago over a matched bull-dog fight, and subsequently over a foot race in which FORAN held the stakes and refused to surrender them for the reason that the case go into the courts- as it subsequently did. At this time FORAN feared that he might be shot, and accordingly left town and remained as a guest at the KIDD ranch, on Union Island, for a week.
On His Death Bed.
The wounded man was pronounced doomed by the
physicians who visited him just after the shooting, and although he lived
till 9 o'clock last night, it was very evident that there was no hope of
his survival. When a Mail reporter saw him yesterday, FORAN was but semi
conscious. He was moaning and breathing heavily. Throwing back the bed
clothing and raising the cloth from his breast a peculiar wound could be
seen. It was not circular, as is usually the case, but somewhat elongated
in a line traverse to the body. It was about the size of a thirty eight
caliber ball- the size of the Smith and Wesson pistol used by HARRISON.
The death parlor seemed already on his face. This resulted from lack of circulation. His body was cold and clammy, although a dozen bottles of hot water were kept around him.
Occasionally he rallied, and upon his attention being attracted, he recognized visitors and spoke to them. In conversing about the tragedy he said he attempted to catch the pistol at the first fire.
The dying man was visited several times by Father BRENNAN of St. Mary's Church.
FORAN's death happened at exactly 9 o'clock. During the twenty minutes prior to that time he was unconscious. His last words were to his wife, asking her to put her arms around his neck. His dying struggles were terrible. He tore off the cloths with which the wounds had been bandaged and threw his arms around in agony. He had been bleeding internally, and his struggles and tossing caused the pent up blood to spout from the bullet hole.
The Fatal Wound.
The body was taken to the morgue shortly after
the death, and an autopsy was held immediately. It was found that the cavity
of the body was full of blood. The ball had struck a rib, fracturing the
bone, and had glanced upward. It struck on the under side of the rib above
and was deflected strait inwards, passing though the left lung about half
a inch over the heart, and through the shoulder blade. The ball was but
A Coroners jury was summoned and viewed the remains at the completion of the autopsy. Owing to the fact that the attorneys who are to hear the evidence in the case are engaged, the inquest was postponed to Wednesday morning next.
The deceased was 35 years old. Besides the widow he leaves a son ten years old, who was visiting a relative at Watsonville at the time of the deceased death. Mr. FORAN's father and mother reside in Mariposa County, and it is thought they will not be able to answer the summons sent them in time for the funeral, which will be held tomorrow.
A Mail reporter called at the jail today to get prisoner HARRISON's version of the killing, but he refused to be seen. W. L. DUDLEY has been retained as his council.
It is reported that James H. BUDD will be employed to assist the District Attorney in the prosecution.
Vitals July 1887 Mariposa Gazette
July 2, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 2, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
LITTLEJOHN- At Hornitos June 26th, 1887, to the wife of J. B. LITTLEJOHN, a daughter.
Died July 2, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
JUAN- At the county hospital in Mariposa, June 23, 1887, Pedro JAUN, native of Manilla, aged 68 years.
LAFEUILLADE- At the county hospital in Mariposa, June 29th, 1887, Frank LAFEUILLADE, native of France, aged about 66 years.
KUMMER- In Mariposa, June 29, 1887, John KUMMER, native of Germany, aged about 37 years.
July 9, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
July 16, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 16, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
HUNTER- In Mariposa, July 14th, 1887, to the wife of Wm. W. W. HUNTER, a daughter.
Died July 16, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
PICKLE- At Fresno, June 28th, 1887, Mary A. PICKLE aged 33 years.
HENDRICKS- At Chowchilla Valley, July 13th, 1887, a native of Kentucky, aged 74 years and 26 days.
MELLO- In Nevada City, July 9th, 1887, Annie, beloved wife of Frank J. MELLO of San Francisco. a native of Nevada City, aged 25 years and 17 months.
July 23, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 23, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
McMASTER- Near Hornitos, July 29th, 1887, to the wife of Charley McMASTER, a daughter.
July 30, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
KUMMER- LAFEUILLADE July 2, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Two Suicides in One Day.
Last Wednesday morning, two suicides occurred
in this town. John KUMMER, the young man who was injured in the Hite's
Cove mine last week, had been staying at Schlageter's Hotel, since he was
brought in town, under the care of a nurse and under charge of Dr. KEARNY.
Last Wednesday morning, about 7 o'clock, his nurse left him a moment to
get a cup of coffee. Scarcely had he turned his
back when KUMMER managed to get up and get to his baggage, from which he took a long knife with which he stabbed himself four or five times, once through the heart. He was just gasping his last gasp when the nurse returned. The hot weather had been very unfavorable to his injuries, and was probably he was partially crazed with pain and suffering. He leaves no relatives in this part of the country.
A few days ago, Frank LAFEUILLADE, a Frenchmen, a native of St. Gaudens in France, applied for admission to the hospital. At the time he applied, it was noticed that he had a large swelling on his throat, but no particular examination was made and he made no complaint. It has since been ascertained that he made a serious attempt to cut his throat with a razor and had inflicted severe and painful, though not necessarily fatal wounds. Wednesday morning very early, by some means he got hold of and took a two once bottle full of Laudanum. He soon became insensible, and all efforts to rally him failed, and he ceased to breath about noon. Cause, delirium tremens.
Lame George July 30, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Killing of a Indian on the Yosemite Road.
Last week an Indian, known as Lame George, was killed in the neighborhood of West Woods place on the Wawona and Yosemite Turnpike, near 11 mile station. Mr. WOOD has stepped out of his place for a moment, and Lame George took advantage to enter and steal his money. On Mr. WOODS return, a moment after, he discovered his loss and accused the Indian. The latter went for his pistol and Mr. WOOD had to retreat. While the latter was getting the gun, the Indian rode off. WOOD fired at him, but did not suppose that he hit him. But the Indians horse appearing without him, caused a search to be made, which resulted in finding his dead body with a fatal wound in the back of the head. Coroner LEITCH held an inquest, and Mr. WOOD was held for examination. But on examination, it appearing doubtful whether Mr. WOOD's shot had killed the Indian, or whether another Indian had shot him, a second shot having been heard about the same time, Mr. WOOD was discharged.
Vitals August 1887 Mariposa Gazette
August 6, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
August 13, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Died August 13, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
PATE- In Cathey's Valley, July 29th, 1887, F. M. PATE, a pioneer citizen of Mariposa county, aged 63 year.
Born August 13, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
RYAN- In Cathey's Valley, July 29th, 1887, to the wife of James RYAN, a son.
August 20, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Married August 20, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
WARREN- LOVEJOY- At the residence of the bride's parents, in Tulare City, August 15th, 1887, by Rev. C. P. WILSON, L. F. WARREN to Miss Mary J. LOVEJOY, both of Tulare.
Died August 20, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
McDONALD- In Merced, August 9th, 1887, Mrs. William McDONALD, native of Hornitos, Mariposa County, California, aged 32 years, 5 months and 2 days.
August 27, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 27, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
HARRIS- Near Cold Springs, August 19th, 1887, to the wife of Marshall HARRIS, a daughter.
PATE- At Cathey's Valley, August 20, 1887, to the wife of S. M. PATE, a daughter. Weight 12 pounds.
Died August 27, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
BRUCE- In Merced, August 24, 1887, Mrs. Kate BRUCE, aged about 35 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
HALL-LOCKLAN August 20, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
The following notice was taken from the San Jose Daily Herald.
On Friday evening of last week a merry party
gathered at Menlo Park and gave a surprise party to Prof. H. C. HALL, the
newly elected Principal of the Forth Ward School of San Jose. Among the
party were many from this city. Prof. HALL has been principal of the Menlo
Park school for the last seven years and is held in the highest esteem
by the people there, who surrendered him unwillingly to San Jose. A pleasant
feature of the surprise was a handsome gold watch and chain presented to
him by the pupils of his school.
Last Sunday Prof. HALL was married to Miss Minnie LOCKLAN, a charming young lady of that city, and the newly married couple came at once to San Jose. They are living at the Lake House. Prof. HALL is an able and accomplished teacher and is a valuable acquisition to the public schools of this city.
[Prof. HALL is one of our Mariposa boys, born at the Pine Tree mine, and his sister is Mrs. Annie (HALL) GREEN, well known as a resident of our county and a successful teacher. - Ed. Gazette]
Vitals September 1887 Mariposa Gazette
September 3, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
September 10, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Died September 10, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
ERNST- At the County Hospital, Sept. 5, 1887, Conrad ERNST, a native of Germany, aged 56 years.
September 17, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born- September 17, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
STEWART- At Sherlock's. August 30th, 1887, to the wife of George STEWART, a son, weight 11 pounds.
GREEN- At Snow Creek, September 10th, 1887, to the wife of Charles L. GREEN, a son.
September 24, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
MITCHELL, Charles September 10, 1877 Mariposa Gazette
A Grass Valley Pioneer Dead.
Grass Valley, September 4th. - Charles MITCHELL was found dead in his bed this mourning at six o'clock, by his wife when she tried to wake him. He was in his customary good health and spirits when he retired last night. Deceased resided here over thirty years, and was greatly esteemed. He was an extensive and wealthy brewer in former years. His age is sixty-eight. He was known in London. Thomas A. MITCHELL, son of the deceased, is the general agent at San Francisco for several insurance companies. An autopsy will be held. Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause of death.
ERNST, Conrad September 10, 1877 Mariposa Gazette
About two weeks ago, Conrad ERNST, one of the parties who has been taking care of Capt. MEYER'S vineyard, during his absence in the East, fell from a ladder while picking peaches and injured himself internally, it is supposed, for on last Monday morning, he was taken with hemorrhage of the lungs, and went to the hospital where he died in the afternoon of the same day. He was a native of Germany, and was 56 years of age.
BARTLETT, Gov. September 17, 1877 Mariposa Gazette
GOVERNOR BARTLETT IS DEAD.
Governor BARTLETT died Monday afternoon about
5 o'clock. He had been insensible for two days or more and passed away
quietly without any return of consciousness. This event has been confidently
expected for several days and, hence, created no surprise, but was received
with universal expressions of sincere regret. The people of California,
without distinction of party, trusted and honored the unsullied integrity
of their Chief Magistrate, and will all join in paying the last tributes
of affection to his memory.
Washington BARTLETT was, in part, of New England descent, his father being a native of New Hampshire, but settled in Georgia. The late Governor was born in Savannah in that State, February 29th, 1824. His mother was Miss Melhaddo, s daughter of the Italian Consul at Savannah. He received a good education, and when he came of age, removed to Tallahassee, Florida, with his father who was a
journalist by profession, and was associated with the latter for several years in publishing a newspaper in that place. He commenced his trade at the beginning, learning to set type, and acquired the whole art of the printer's trade.
After the Mexican war and the discovery of gold in California he was irresistibly drawn thither and took passage at Charlestown, South Carolina, in the ship "Othello" for San Francisco. The voyage was prolonged to eleven months, ending in November, 1849, and all on board suffered great hardships.
At the same time he had shipped around the horn a printing press with its necessary equipment's. Soon after his arrival, he established the first daily paper in the State. The Daily Morning Journal of Commerce, devoted to the advocacy of the admission of California as a State. By the time the State was admitted (September 9th, 1850), he had been burned out three times and was naturally bankrupt. His energy and perseverance carried him through. In 1853, aided by his brother, Columbus BARTLETT, he started the Daily Evening News, which was an American organ and warmly supported the election of J. Neeley JOHNSON. In the days of the Vigilance Committee the Evening News and the Bulletin were the peculiar supporters of that organization among the press. About that time, the News changed and became a morning paper, so as not to conflict with the Bulletin, and took the new name of the True Californian, Mr. BARTLETT and Wm. H. RHODES (CAXTON) were the editors. In 1856 and '57, the condition of political affairs and business was such that Mr. BARTLETT retired from the publishing business and practiced law with his brother, Columbus, for two years. This brought him into politics. He was elected County Clerk of San Francisco in 1859 by the People's party [supporters of the Vigilance Committee], and again in 1861. In 1866 he was defeated as Auditor on the Democratic ticket, but in 1867 was chosen County Clerk again, upon the latter ticket. In 1868, Governor HAIGHT appointed him Harbor Commissioner to fill a vacancy. In 1873 he was elected State Senator from San Francisco by the Democrats. In 1882 he was chosen Mayor of San Francisco by the same party, defeating M. C. BLAKE by 2,329 majority. He was re-elected Mayor in 1884 by 2,834 majority over his Republican competitor, though at that election the Republicans had an average majority of 4,500.
The facts of his late election as Governor of this State, in one of the closest contests in its history are to recent to need recital here. Neither is it necessary to detail the history of his administration. It is sufficient to say that he fulfilled all expectations and promises of his friends.
Governor BARTLETT, besides the above public positions, has filled many important private posts of trust and confidence and always with honor to himself and satisfaction to those interested.
Vitals October 1887 Mariposa Gazette
October 1, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 1. 1887 Mariposa Gazette
APPLING- In Fresno, September 10th, 1887, to the wife of P. C. APPLING, a son.
Married October 1, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
ZELLER- PETERSON- In San Francisco, September 23d, 1887, William S. ZELLER to Miss Emily PETERSON., of this place.
October 8, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 8, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
JOSELYN- In Tulare City, October 4th, 1887, to the wife of A. W. JOSELYN, a son. Weight ten pounds.
October 15, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Died October 15, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG- Near Bridgeport, Mariposa County, October 13th, 1887, Abner Henley YOUNG, a native of Tennessee, aged 70 years.
October 22, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 22, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
SCHLAGETER- At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George BERTKIN, on the Hite's Cove Road, about two miles below Darrah, October 15th, 1887, to the wife of Charles SCHLAGETER, a son.
October 29, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, weddings and birth announcements.
UTTER- SEED Marriage Oct. 1, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Dick UTTER, of this city, was married to Miss Mollie SEED, of Lawrenceville, at Vincennes, last week. The happy couple will locate in Kansas.- Mt. Carmel (Ill.) Register. The above named groom is a brother to the wife of this paper. After a long an anxious waiting to see him, stimulated from time to time with faithful promises that he would soon appear and favor us with a visit, we hope now that matters of perhaps greater importance to him are settled, he will come and bring with him his amiable companion which will no doubt make his visit one of contentment and greater satisfaction.
YOUNG, A. H. October 15, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
We exceedingly regret having to chronicle the
death of our dear friend, A. H. YOUNG, of Bridgeport, who died at his residence
on Thursday morning of this week. He had been ill for a year or two, suffering
with the kidney complaint and finally the dropsy, which assisted to conclude
his long career upon this earth. He was about 70 years of age, and has
spent a life of industry and devotedness to his family. In his departure
the community have lost a good neighbor, an esteemed citizen, and his family
a kind-hearted husband and father. He leaves a wife and three children
to mourn his loss. The funeral will take place to-day at 10 A.M. We are
informed that he will be buried near Bridgeport.
Vitals November 1887 Mariposa Gazette
November 5, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
November 12, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 12, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
WELLS- At Pea Ridge, November 5th, 1887, to the wife of Howard WELLS, a daughter, weight 13 pounds.
November 19, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Married November 19, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
HENLEY- ROSENTHAL- At Hawthorne, Nevada, October --, 1887 W. J. HENLEY to Miss Kate ROSENTHAL.
ROSENTHAL - CURLER- In Hawthorne, Nevada, November
5, 1887, Samuel H. ROSENTHAL to Miss Alice H. CURLER.
Samuel H. ROSENTHAL and Kate ROSENTHAL, mentioned in the above notices are natives of Hornitos in this county, and children of our old and esteemed friends Davis and Mrs. ROSENTHAL. They have the good wishes of the Gazette in their matrimonial ventures.
Died November 19, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
SARGENT- At Big Tree Station ( Wawona), November 12th, 1887, Henry Rogers SARGENT, a native of Tennessee, aged 56 years. ( Tennessee papers please copy)
November 26, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 26, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
NEWMAN- At Bear Valley, November 18th, 1887 to the wife of Maurice E. NEWMAN, a daughter.
Married November 26, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
McCREADY - ANDERSON- At Sonora, Tuolumne County, November 16th, 1887, the Rev. M. J. WALSH officiating, Henry C. McCREADY, of Mariposa, to Mrs. EUNICE A, ANDERSON, of Sonora.
Died November 26, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
AUSTIN- At Sonora, Tuolumne County, November 13th, 1887, Dr. Horace G. AUSTIN, a native of Rhode Island, aged 74 years. Deceased formerly lived in Coulterville, of this county, where he had many friends and acquaintances who regret his death.
SMITH- At Selma, Fresno County, November -, 1887, the beloved wife of W. L. SMITH. The family formerly lived on Pea Ridge in this county.
WHITE- Near Coulterville, Mariposa County, November 19th, 1887, Alexander WHITE, a native of New Hampshire, aged 75 years.
SHREVE- At his home in Pennsylvania, November -, 1887, William A SHREVE, aged 67 years.
GROLLMAN- At Modesto, Stanislaus County, November 18th, 1887, Dora, daughter of Mrs. Wm. GROLLMAN, aged 10 years.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
SARENT, Hank November 19th, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Hank SARGENT, the name he is best known by, whose death is announced in this issue of the Gazette, was and old time resident of this county. He has passed a very checkered career, although harmless to everyone but himself. He was given excessively to the opium habit, which preyed upon his vital systems for many years, and, latterly, he was very much emaciated and demented so much so that he was unfit for manual labor. He was very well educated, and was a great reader, and in his writings he was fond of expressing his subject in the shape of prose and poetry. Poor Hank was very companionable, harmless and in years gone by, would visit about among his friends and acquaintances and spent a few weeks at a time with each, but latterly he has lived quite steadily in the neighborhood of Crook's saw mill a short distance from Grant's Spring in this county. The Big Tree Station (WAWONA as it is now called)is but 6 or 8 miles away from where he has been living. He was in the habit of visiting that place and we presume he was trading there or making his customary calls when he took sick and died. We have not been able to learn any particulars. He is connected with excellent people somewhere in the East, but we presume some one of his most intimate acquaintances here does know and will inform them of his death, or inform us and we will send copies of the Gazette containing the announcement of his demise.
Vitals December 1887 Mariposa Gazette
December 3, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 3, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
WEBBER- PETERSON- At Hornitos, November 23d, 1887, at the residence of the brides parents by S.W. CARR, J.P., Frank WEBBER to Miss Mary Josephine PETERSON.
December 10, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Died December 10, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
HOWARD- Near Bridgeport, Mariposa County, December 5th, 1887, Albert Lipscomb HOWARD, son of William J. HOWARD, a native of Mariposa County, California, aged 17 years, 4 months and 3 days.
December 24, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 24, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
BLANCHARD- PETTY- At Snelling, Merced County, December 14th, 1887, by Judge J. A. HARRELSON, Mr. Charles E. BLANCHARD, of Snelling, to Miss Lillie PETTY, of Mariposa.
Died December 24, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
BRADFORD - In San Francisco, December 17th, 1887, Lizzie W., beloved wife of Judge A. C. BRADFORD, a native of Oneida County, New York, aged 56 years.
LEON-- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, December 17th, 1887, Antonio LEON, a native of Mexico, aged 78 years.
WHITE- At Snelling, Merced County, December 19th, 1887, James WHITE (colored), aged 65 years.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
Peterson marriage December 3, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
A Charming Wedding.
The euphonical cadence of the marriage bell;
the panegyric epithalamium, and their conjunctive services and ceremonies
were never greeted and appraised more enthusiastically and cordially than
at the recent nuptials of Mr. Frank WEBER, our well known butcher, and
Miss Mary Josephine PETERSON, the charming and eldest daughter of Mr. And
Mrs. Christian PETERSON of Hornitos. The wedding ceremonies were celebrated
at the residence of the brides parents, upon the day preceding Thanksgiving.
The wedding was private, Judge Samuel CARR officiating, none but members
of the brides family and intimate acquaintances being in attendance. The
bride was dressed in an elaborate and handsome trousseau appropriate to
the occasion, and bearing herself with mien which deeply characterized
the profound solemnity of such events, and of one who has deeply considered
that extensive premeditation contingent and necessary upon embrasure of
that problem deepest in all life's philosophy, placed her hand in that
of her future life's ambassador, at precisely 5 o'clock, while the voice
of the law pronounced those words of binding allegiance that carry their
conviction inseparably thoughout life's mortal span. The service was impressive,
and all present realized its momentousness, and the attributes of its wisdom.
After manifold congratulations were received, all present were invited
to attend a reception and banquet given in honor and congratulation to
the newly wedded couple by the brides parents. It is needless to observe
that the festive board was replete with all that could be desired by the
most fastidious. The menu embraced all the delicacies and delicious viands
that our glorious county cultivates. The main feature was the wedding cake;
more properly the "Dream Cake." It consisted of numerous layers, or rounded
disks mounting to a apex, surmounted by a large silver bell, its surface
artistically interspersed with silver rosettes and appropriate trimmings.
Numerous toasts given were responded to, wishing the happy couple a life
fragrant with flowery years. In the evening, dancing being in order, all
repaired to the Quartzburg School-house. Collation was served at midnight,
and dancing was continued until three o'clock. The following is a summary
of the most notable presentations to the bride; Mr. and Mrs. GOMMO, large
painting by HILL; Miss CAVAGNARO, cut glass fruit service; Mrs. KOCHER,
elegantly embossed photograph album; Miss EMMA KOCHER, fine album; J. GEDRATH,
library lamp, French mirror, silver teapot, two initial cups, one silver
candelabrum; Mr. And Mrs. George REEB, scrap book and vases; Mrs. MERCK,
silver pickle castor and requisites; Misses GAGLIARDO's, Nubia (Italian
make); Mr. and Mrs. GAGLIARDO, pair of blankets ( this gift is noticeable
from the fact that Mr. G. secured them in Italy during his recent tour
of the Globe.); Mr. MOORE, of Snelling, set of fruit dishes; Edward and
Miss FELDHANE, dinner set; Joe BAUER, one dozen silver teaspoons; Mrs.
BRANSOM, cut glass candelabrum; Richard GOMMO, Japanese tea service; Mr.
and Mrs. GARDWORTHY, one box silk handkerchiefs and two dolls (representing
matrimonial felicity); Mr. Fred ERMAIN, six dozen fowls; Mr. BARNEX, half
dozen turkeys; Mr. Will PETERSON, silver water service; Miss Annie PETERSON,
fish service; Mr. Chris. PETERSON, one dozen tablespoons.
Those present at the banquet and ball were; Mr. Frank WEBBER and lady, Mr. and Mrs. PETERSON and family, Mr. Frank PETTIS and lady, Mr. GAGLIARDO and lady, Judge CARR and lady, Mr. Samuel LORD and lady, Mrs. MARSHALL and daughter, Mrs. GOMMO and son, Mr. Ed. CASTERLINE, Mr. Wm. MALONEY, Mr. James JOSE, Mrs. CARROLA and Misses Kate NORTHRUP, Mary MALONEY, Annie DARLING, Tillie LESSMAN, Flora NORTHRUP and Sarah LESWICK, the Quartzburg Base Ball League in full, the Hornitos Base Ball Association in full, the Hornitos Amateur Dramatic Society were well represented.
From Snelling- Mr. and Miss FELDHANS, Mr. MOORE and Miss GALBRAITH. Musicians- Mr. Joe BAUER and Mr. Joe VALENCIA. And your humble servant,
HOWARD, Albert L. December 10, 1887 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Albert L. HOWARD.
The death of Albert Lipscomb HOWARD on Monday
last, at his father's home near Bridgeport, occasioned the greatest surprise
and deepest heartfelt sorrow among the numerous friends and acquaintances
of the family and of the deceased. He was born in Mariposa county and about
18 years of age, a period of life which, as a general thing, is the most
interesting. He was the third son of Wm. J. HOWARD and was most remarkable
for his reserved manner and manly ways which made him a great favorite
with his most intimate acquaintances. The cause of his death was most unfortunate,
as at first it appeared slight and a fatal resultwas not in the least apprehended.
Last Thanksgiving morning he was engaged chopping some brush or wood, and his ax by some means caught and glanced off into the top of his foot, cutting a gash near two inches in length. He was immediately brought to town, a distance of five miles and the wound sewed up by Dr. GALLISON. In four days afterward (Sunday) he was brought to town again and the wound dressed by Doctor TURNER. On his return home in a wagon, it is said, he suffered most intensely and upon arrival, it was found the wound had bled profusely and he complained very much of his foot and leg being exceedingly cold and insensible to touch. An (one line hidden by a fold in the paper) his father who was called away a day or two after the accident occurred to Fresno as a witness in the PRESCOTT and MEYERS case, being tried for stage robbery.
The unfortunate young man gradually grew worse, the leg from the wound to above the knee became largely swollen and to all appearances he had taken cold in the wound which was likely to prove fatal, as it did.
A short time before his death his jaws became locked, which was evidently the lockjaw and hurried the approach of his death. In the absence of the father the two sisters, Delia and Ida, were all that were left of the family capable of assisting and taking care of the unfortunate brother. But he was not neglected, for the kindly assistance of several neighbors were at hand and did all they could to render the last moments of the dying boy as painless as possible. He was a member of the Good Templars and upon receipt of the news of his death, several went from town to sit up with the corpse and to render what assistance they could.
The father was dispatched for the day he died and arrived home on Tuesday night following at 12 M. to find his beloved son whom he had left but a few days previous so full of hope and promise, prostrate in death.
The deceased was possessed of excellent social qualities, having a turn of mind for the violin which made him a great favorite with the younger class of people. He was likewise remarkable for his gentle demeanor, very modest and reserved, good morals, and was a worthy member of the Good Templars of this place.
The funeral took place from the Good Templars' Hall on Thursday afternoon, and the ceremonies were rendered under the auspices of the Lodge. The procession, which formed at the hall, was unusually large. It was composed of members of the Order, besides a large number of friends and citizens from the neighborhood and country, around which helped to make up the cortege on its march to the cemetery, about one half mile above town. The Rev. A.L. PAUL discoursed at some length, which was followed by the regular funeral service of the Good Templars, in which he officiated as Chaplain. The beautiful hymn, " Shall We Gather at the River," was sung with much feeling by the audience.
Mr. HOWARD and his children who have had to bear the burden of this sad affliction have the sympathy of an appreciative community in their sad bereavement and distress.
1888 Mariposa Gazette
Vitals January 1888 Mariposa Gazette
January 7, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 7, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
SOUZA- In Cathey's Valley, Mariposa County, December 28th, 1887, to the wife of Jose M. de SOUZA, a daughter.
January 14, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Died January 14, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
BECKERLEG- At No. 9 Mine, near Hornitos, Mariposa County, January 7, 1888. Samuel BECKERLEG, a native of England, aged 35 years.
January 21, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 21, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
PAUL- In Mariposa, January 17th, 188, to the wife of Rev. A. L. PAUL, a daughter.
Married January 21, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
OPIE- OLNEY- Near Coulterville, Mariposa County, January 15th, 1888, at the residence of the brides farther, by M. GLYNN, J.P., Mr. James OPIE to Miss Annie OLNEY.
MARTIN- BOST- At the residence of the brides parents, in Merced, January 17, 1888, by the Rev. G. W. LYONS, C. D. MARTIN to Miss Hallie BOST, daughter of General J. W. and Mrs. BOST.
Died January 21, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
ANTOINE- Near French Camp, Mariposa County, January --, 1888, Joseph ANTOINE, a native of France, aged about 57 years.
HILL- At QUICK's Ranch, Lewis District, Mariposa County, January 17th, 1888, Mrs. Jane, beloved wife of E. V. HILL and daughter of M. W. QUICK, a native of Mariposa County, aged about 30 years.
January 28th, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Married January 28th, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
McLEAN- RUSSELL- At the residence of Richard SMITH, in Stockton, January 23d, 1888, by the Rev. T. A. COWAN, Rev. E. G. McLEAN, of Walla Walla, W. T.,to Miss Sadie F. RUSSELL, of Stockton.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
BECKERLEG, Samuel January 14th, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
The death of Samuel BECKERLEG at the No. 9 Mine, last Saturday, was as sudden as it was unexpected. He was engaged in mining and milling quartz at that place and when his sudden death occurred, he was carrying one end of a light stick of timber in company with Fred SHILLING, another miner, when he was observed to drop upon his knees, and from that to the ground. He was dead in a instant, supposed to be heart disease. Deceased leaves a wife to mourn his loss. Poor Sam, we knew him well, he was a good fellow and a good Odd Fellow of Hornitos Lodge No. 99. He was honest, industrious and a good provider. He has lived about Hornitos for a long time and was highly respected by all who knew him. He married a widow with several children, and one of his partners in mining was a son-in-law, Richard THOMAS. BECKERLEG was a healthy robust man, and there was no accounting for his sudden death, except it was a disease of the heart.
HILL, Mrs. Jane (QUICK) January 21, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
The death of Mrs. Jane HILL, nee QUICK, on Thursday last, was sad and unexpected news to a great number of our citizens who have known her so long. She was born here and was well known here and highly respected by her friends and acquaintances. She was married to Mr. E, V, HILL, and was living with her husband at the Quick homestead and farm, about 17 miles below this place. She died from giving birth to a child which lived 24 hours only. The mother and child were placed together in one casket and brought to town for burial on Thursday. The funeral was followed to the public cemetery by a large concourse of relatives and friends. The ceremonies at the grave were conducted by Rev. A. L. PAUL. The deceased leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her loss.
OPIE- OLNEY Marriage January 21, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Matrimonial. - From advices received from Coulterville, we learn that on Sunday last, at the residence of the brides farther, Mr. James OPAI, one of Coulterville popular young men, led to the alter Miss Annie, second daughter of Mr. Augustus OLNEY, and were tied together with strong matrimonial cords by M. GLYNN, J.P. That the cords with which this surely happy couple were so solemnly bound may endure till that good old age we all wish to see, and that their future may always be as bright and happy as their present, is the fond wish of the Gazette.
ANTOINE, Joseph January 21, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
A Frenchman named Joseph ANTOINE was found
at French Camp, about three miles above town one day this week. He was
frozen stiff. Some say he died of starvation with twelve dollars which
where found in his pocket. A coroner's inquest was held before Justice
TEMPLE on Wednesday last, and the following is their report: We the jury
summoned to inquire into the death of Joseph ANTOINE, deceased, find the
1. That the deceased name was Joseph ANTOINE a native of France,aged about 57 years.
2. That at the time of his death, he was a resident of French Camp, Mariposa County, California.
3. That the exact cause of deceased death is to the jury unknown, but is supposed to have resulted from natural causes. January 18, 1888
J. J. ELLINGHAM
H. E. SNEDIKER
James A. RIDGWAY
Chas. E PEREGOY
S. W. JACOBY
Julien (lynching) January 28, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Hung to Tree.
During the day, on Tuesday last, the community
here were a little surprised by a report that a young Mexican, commonly
called Julien, had been found hanged from a tree on the Moore Hill, some
five miles below town. When found, his spurs were still on his feet, and
he had on his oilcloth suit and bore the appearance of having been traveling
and had just returned to his cabin, or place of stopping, which was not
far distant from the spot where he was found. His hands were tied behind
him and the rope, which was adjusted about his neck and over the limb of
the tree, was quite small, and the one used by him for lassoing stock.
On the next day, Wednesday, a party from town went to the spot accompanied
by Justice TEMPLE acting Coroner, where an inquest was held, and the result
of the investigation was that the deceased came to his death from hanging
to a tree by unknown persons.
The deceased has parents living at Indian Gulch and ws about twenty-one years of age, and has been engaged in the cattle business for several years.
It is thought that the perpetrators of this deed did not exceed three in number, and they covered up their tracks so well that it is hard to distinguish anything by which they could be traced or judge how many were concerned. To all appearances the deceased was away from his stopping place, and the parties were in waiting for his return. Upon his return he was evidently pounced upon and disarmed. His hands being securely tied behind him, he was forced to remain in the saddle till the tree was reached where the rope, being adjusted around his neck, was passed over a limb and fastened, and the horse led out from under, leaving the unfortunate dangling between the limb and the earth. The limb must not have bent down, or there was considerable slack given to the rope, for his feet were within six inches of the ground when found.
This young Mexican is well known all through the Pea Ridge, Indian Gulch and Hornitos sections, and appears to have not a very enviable reputation, more especially among stock-raisers. What he has done latterly of a criminal nature to cause the vengeance of his enemies to turn executioners, regardless of law, judge, or jury, we do not know. We have heard no complaints of late among stock-raisers of cattle thieves or of anything else.
We exceedingly regret this occurrence, for it does not seem to be a case wherein forbearance had ceased to be a virtue, as, since the day's of KIRK's, nothing of this kind has been charged to exist in this section or county.
McLEAN/ RUSSELL marriage January 7, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Under the head of "Married" in this paper will be observed the marriage of Rev. Ed. G. McLEAN to Miss Sadie F. RUSSELL of Stockton. Rev. Ed. G. McLEAN, who resides at Merced for many years, is well known to that community, and extensively acquainted throughout the southern tier of counties along the line of the Southern Pacific Rail- Road. His genial ways have made him a great favorite, not only with the "sobersides," but with the "boy," and many outside of the church who would go to hear him preach first of all others. The " boys," specially about Merced, usually saluted him, " How are you Ed., Howdy Ed.," and if the occasion required it, Ed, was as likely to be seen in the midst of a crowd of the boys and friends doing the talking, while they were doing the other thing, taking a drink; it was all the same to him, he would greet his friends wherever he found them; He did not wear "corsets," nor a hypocritical cloak, but is one off those genial gentleman whose liberality and prepossessing ways will always for him the love and esteem of all who may come to know him. The lady he married is the daughter of A.C. RUSSELL, who was our editor of the "Mail" in 1866 and 67, or about that time. His family was here with him, and a prettier or equally interesting family of children ( there were several) is seldom seen. Miss Sadie, now Mrs. McLEAN, was one of them. She has probably forgotten the little episode of her life in Mariposa about twenty years ago, but her parents have not, and is, no doubt, often refereed to as one of the important events of a floating career in the foothills of old Mariposa. Mr. and Mrs. RUSSELL were intelligent people, and he was a spirited writer. The home of the new married couple will be at Walla Walla W.T.
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SCHLAGETER- In Mariposa, February 15th, 1888, to the wife of Fred W. SCHLAGETER, a daughter.
Died February 18, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
LEBRIGHT- At LEBRIGHT's Station, Tuolumne County,
on Sunday, February 12th, 1888, Frederick LEBRIGHT, a native of Germany,
aged 60 years and 10 months.
Mr. LEBRIGHT was a pioneer of '49 and has lived at his late place of residence for the last thirty years, and was a honest and upright man. He was buried in the Granite Spring Cemetery, a large number of friends followed his remains to its last resting place. He leaves a family of four grown up daughters to mourn his loss. His wife died eleven years ago, Peace to his ashes. W.
February 25, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Married February 25, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
THOMPSON- JEFFERY- In Coulterville, Mariposa County, February 15th, 1888, at the residence of the bride's parents, by M. GYNN, J.P., John THOMPSON to Miss Sarah JEFFERY.
Died February 25, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
EGENHOFF- At the German Hospital in San Francisco, February 16th, 1888, David EGENHOFF, a native of Honover, Germany, aged 64 years.
SOULES, In Red Bluff, February 17th, 1888, Mary Agnes, beloved wife of W. D. SOULES, eldest daughter of Mrs. M. A. MELLO and sister of Frank J. and William A. MELLO and Mrs. R. HARVEY, a native of Mariposa County, California, aged 25 years, 5 months and 28 days. TREMMEA- In Mariposa, February 24th, 1888, Thomas H. TREMMEA, a native of Nova Scotia, aged 67 years.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
FAYMONVILLE, William February 11, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Another Pioneer Gone.
Yesterday afternoon, shortly before 2 o'clock,
William FAYMONVILLE died at his residence, on North K. Street, from a abscess
of the head. Mr. FAYMONVILLE was a German by birth, but his parents emigrated
from the faderland when he was but a small child, settling in the State
of Pennsylvania, we believe. When he reached maturity Mr. FAYMONVILLE left
his parents home and came to California, and has been here ever since.
He located in Fresno County before Fresno was a town and had grown up among this people being always among the first to place his services or his wealth at the disposal of his friends or to the aid any movement looking towards the advancement of the city. He was at one time the Clerk and Recorder of this county and with his usual foresight he prepared during his term of office a complete set of abstracts of the property in this county, the only set of books, we believe, that are anything like a complete abstract of Fresno County in existence, outside of the Recorder's office. When Fresno was incorporated Mr. FAYMONVILLE was elected president of the first board of trustees. He was at the time engaged in the abstract business, which occupation he followed almost constantly until a few months ago, when his impaired health compelled him to give him up active life entirely. While it was known that the best Mr. FAYMONVILLE could live but a short time, his death was a shock to his many friends. He leaves a wife and an adopted son, who owing to his habits of industry and his business ability are well provided for. Due notice of the time and place of the funeral services will be given.
- Fresno Republican Feb. 3d.
WARD, Florence February 14th, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
We are sorry to learn of the death of Miss Florence WARD, daughter of our worthy citizens Mr. and Mrs. Granville WARD, of Pea Ridge. She died at Visalia on last Tuesday of measles. She was about 18 years of age and was attending school at Visalia, where she would have soon graduated. This is a sad calamity to the family, whose bereavement will be felt in sorrow by many friends.
Ross, Willie February 18th, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Willie ROSS, the Indian, who was convicted for murder at this place in 1879, and sentenced to the penitentiary for life, died of consumption a few days ago at San Quentin. Many of our citizens will doubtless remember the excitement and trouble of the officers to get Willie off to the State prison. Quite a number thought he deserved hanging, and some exasperated at the sentence that they threatened he should not leave the county alive. Lafayette CHOISER ( now deceased) was specially dispatched to take the prisoner to the penitentiary. At that time the prisoner appeared for sentence, instead of being returned to jail as was expected by those bent on killing him, CHOISER stood ready with horses at the Court House, and as the prisoner came, he was put upon a horse and in a moments time, officer and prisoner were making good time towards Hornitos and Merced. They had gone fifteen or twenty minutes before the lynching party found out that they had been outgeneraled by the officers. They however, pursued and overtook the Deputy with his prisoner on Slattery's Toll Road, and it is said a shot was fired at the officer or his prisoner, but no one was hurt. The pursuit ended at this point, and CHOISER got through to Merced without further molestation.
LEBRIGHT, Fred February 18, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Fred LEBRIGHT died at his home in Tuolumne County last Saturday night, February 12th. His residence is so contiguous to the north-western boundary of Mariposa county and to the road leading from Merced Falls to Coulterville, that a person not knowing to the contrary would naturally suppose the LEBRIGHT Hotel and farm to be in Mariposa. Fred LEBRIGHT'S place which is at the forks of the road leading to Modesto and Merced Falls, is an old stand, and its proprietor is a pioneer whose genial face has given a halo to the place for 30 years. As a beneficent landlord, a good neighbor and friend, Fred LEBRIGHT will be greatly missed by the community and the traveling public who have been familiar with his hospitality. We are not sufficiently familiar with his relations in life or domestic affairs to speak of them in detail. He was a widower, about 60 years of age and a native of Germany.
TREMMEA, Thomas H. February 25, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
The death of Thomas H. TREMMEA, who kept saloon in the lower story of Odd Fellows Hall, was not unexpected, for he had been sick for some time, and latterly has failed very rapidly. His grand-daughter, Miss Josselyn, was here with him during the last week preceding his death. He was a widower and will be taken to Bear Valley for burial. Funeral services will probably be had at the grave. The deceased was an old timer of this county and generally known. The funeral of the deceased will take place at Bear Valley to-day ( Saturday) at one o'clock P.M.
MELLO, Mary Agnes February 25, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Another Mariposan gone. - The friends of Mary Agnes MELLO, whose death is announced in this paper, will hear the sad news with profound regret. She was the oldest daughter of Frank W. MELLO, and was born in this town. It is but a short time since she was here teaching school and circulating among society, gay and free from care with a seeming promise of long life. She was well educated and of a lively temperament. She was married soon after leaving here to a Mr. D.W. Soules, and was living in Red Bluff at the time of her death, which occurred Feb'y 17.
EGENHOFF, David February 25, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
An Old Timer Passed Away.
David EGENHOFF, so long and favorably known,
passed away on the 16th of this month. He has been ill for some time and
was in the German Hospital San Francisco, where he died. He removed to
Traver, Tulare county, several years ago. He came to this county in 1850
and settled with his family in Agua Frio, and followed the pursuit of merchandising.
He afterwards had a store on the Merced River, near the mouth of Sherlocks.
Sometime in the sixties, he moved into Mariposa where he built a store
and residence and was a goodd citizen and neighbor. He wa a member of long
standing in the Order of Odd Fellows of this place, from whom he received
benefits up to his last moments. He raised a large family of children,
William, the oldest, was the husband of Mrs. W.D. EGENHOFF, the present
School Superintendent. He died some three or four years ago, while attending
the law college in Tuscalooosa, Alabama, leaving a wife and two children.
Julius had learned the trade of machinist, was married and lived in Oregon,
was taken sick and came home to his parents, where he died,. leaving a
widow and two children. The balance of the family, several in number, live
with there mother in Traver, where they have a Hotel and property acquired
by the deceased before his death. The deceased during his life was a man
of sterling integrity, liberal, kind-hearted, and the family have lost
in him a devoted husband and providing father. He was a brother to Mrs.
George BERTKEN of this place. With the loss of the deceased the limited
number of the old rank and file of pioneers is one less.
He was buried in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery in San Francisco on the 19th, inst., under auspices of the Odd Fellows.
Indian Sam February 25, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Indian Sam, a half-breed, was accidentally shot and killed, about a week ago, by another Indian, and upon investigation, Justice LEITCH found it accidental.
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FISKE- Near Coulterville , Mariposa County, March 1, 1888, Daisy Avis, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver FISKE, a native of Mariposa County, Cal., aged 7 months and 3 days.
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MUIRHEAD, John C. March 17, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Shot and Killed. - An unfortunate shooting
affray occurred at Jim MOLONE's, on Bear Creek, about six miles northeast
of Mariposa, on Friday evening last. A one-armed Scotchman and Barney CONWAY
were in some manner interested in mining and crushing quartz rock, and
had a dispute over their settlement of account. The Scotchman, whose name
is John MUIRHEAD, had been on a protracted spree and was locked up in jail
only a couple of nights previous to the homicide. His quartz rock had been
attached for debt by a man named PRATT, and Sam HART was appointed keeper,
which went to show that CONWAY had but little to do with MUIRHEAD's
troubles. But the later was bound for revenge for being sued and so he
commenced a war of words with BARNEY, which led to the shooting. The shooting
occurred in MALONE's house. There were three or four others present, but
whether they can tell anything definite, or certain, than as tho. they
had been there, is very doubtful. They all scrambled to get out of the
way, and it is not likely they saw anything after the opening of the assault
by the Scotchman. Barney evidently meant to make a finish of his man for
he fired some three or four times, all of which took effect, while the
Scotchman's pistol only had been discharged once. CONWAY came into town
aand surrendered himself to the authorities and is now in jail.
Justice TEMPLE, acting Coroner, and District-Attorney JONES went out to the scene of the killing the day after the occurrence, when a inquest was held and the following verdict rendered:
Mariposa, Mariposa Co., Cal.,
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HOBRON- At Hobron's Mill, near Coulterville, Julia Grace, infant daughter of S. Douglas and Elizabeth HOBRON; aged 11 months and 26 days.
April 14, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 14, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
PRESTON- In Chapman District, Mariposa County, March 17th, 1888, to the wife of Jefferson PRESTON, a son.
APPLING, In Green Mountain District, Mariposa County, March 18th, 1888, to the wife of Joshua APPLING, a daughter.
DIED April 14, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
GIVENS- In Cathey's Valley, Mariposa County,
April 12th, 1888, Thomas GIVENS, a native of Kentucky, aged 53 years.
April 28, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 28, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
BARNETT- In Mariposa, April 22, 1888, to the wife of John B. BARNETT, a son.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
GIVENS, Thomas April 14, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Another Pioneer Gone.
About the hour of 3 o'clock, Thursday morning last, after a painful illness, Thomas GIVENS breathed his last. It is but a short time since he was here in town, visiting among his old friends and acquaintances, appearing quite cheerful and much improved in health. He had previously suffered from asthma, and had been informed by his physician that he was subject to heart disease, which at length caused his death. He was surrounded by a loving family, a wife and five children, who have lost a devoted husband and father. The deceased is one of five brothers, Robert, Eleazer, John and Samuel GIVENS, who came to this State and county, with their parents early in the fifties, and settled in Hornitos, which is yet the old home belonging to the family, and where they have a family burying ground, where the old folks are laid peacefully away. Mr. GIVENS was an honest man, highly esteemed for his many virtues, by all who knew him. He was a good father and will be greatly missed by all. Peace to his ashes.
KOCHER, Herman F. April 28, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
The people of Merced were shocked to hear the sad news of the death on Thursday of last week, of Herman F. KOCHER, son of Jacob KOCHER of this place. He had been sick but about a week, and up to within a few hours of his death, neither his relatives nor the attending physician had any fears of his death. During Wednesday night, however, a change for the worse occurred, and Herman the genial, happy boy of a few days before, bid adieu to earth's trials and sorrows. Herman KOCHER was born at Hornitos, Mariposa County, in 1867, and at the time of his death was 21 years old. He was a young man of exemplary habits, kind and affectionate disposition, and respected by all his acquaintances. Merced Herald
COGLIN, John April 28, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Killed In A Mine- A man, by the name of John COGLIN, on or about the 5th of April last, was accidentally killed in the Josephine mine, at Grub Gulch, Fresno County. He had just stepped back a short distance in the drift where some men were at work and while in conversation with them, he looked up and observed a dangerous looking rock overhead, and was just calling attention to it and before he had hardly got the words out of his mouth, down came the ill fated rock and mashed him into a mess that would hardly have been scarcely recognizable as a human being had it not been seen by the men who were standing close by. The rock was estimated at about three tons weight, and jackscrews had to be employed before the unfortunate man could be got out from under it. He resided with his family, wife and three children, about one mile northeast from Gertrude, whose sad bereavement and loss is calculated to arouse the deepest sympathy among their friends and acquaintances. The above intelligence was brought to town last Friday evening by Mr. FOBES, who is in the employ of Judge GRANT.
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REID- In Mariposa, May 12th, 1888, to the wife of Dr. W.C. REID, a son.
Died May 19, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
MERRINO- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County,
May 13th, 1888, a native of Mexico. Aged 66 years.
May 26, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
SMITH- PAYNE marriage May 12, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
SMITH - PAYNE Nuptials
Hon. Wm. L SMITH, ex-assemblyman from Mariposa
and Merced counties and at present Postmaster of Selma, was this morning
joined in wedlock with Miss Fannie PAYNE, niece of the Re. W. T. SHELTON,
who officiated at the marriage ceremony. The happy couple, after partaking
of a sumptuous wedding breakfast, took the local train for a short visit
to Monterey, where they will spend the honeymoon. (Fresno Expositor, May
Vitals June 1888 Mariposa Gazette
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Born June 2, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
EGENHOFF - In Cathey's Valley, Mariposa County, May 26th, 1888, to the wife of David F. EGENHOFF, a daughter.
June 9, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 9, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
ELAM- In Mariposa, May 24th, 1888, to the wife of Willie ELAM, a daughter.
June 16, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Died June 16, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
JOHNSON- In Bear Valley Mariposa County, Cal. June 8th, 1888, G. Lester JOHNSON, aged 35 years native of Michigan.
June 23, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
DIED June 23, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
ELLINGHAM- In Mariposa, June 21st, 1888 Robert, infant son of Mr. And Mrs. J. J. ELLINGHAM aged 5 months, and 22 days.
June 30, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
DIED June 30, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. J. J. ELLINGHAM- In Mariposa June 25th, 1888, Rodney, infant son of Mr. And ELLINGHAM, aged 5 months and 26 days.
BROWN- On Saxton's Creek, Mariposa County, June 26th, 1888, John C. BROWN, a native of Prussia, aged 81 years.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
CARR, Charles June 9, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Sudden Death. On May 29th, 1888, at Jack LATOUCHE's
Ranch about a mile above CROOK's sawmill, a man named Charles CARR, who
was engaged in some labor at that place, was suddenly taken ill while at
breakfast and died about two o'clock P.M., of the same day. The death was
so sudden, it was thought best by some of the citizens, that a inquest
be held. Justice LEITCH of Wawona, who was notified, appeared and a jury
impaneled. Upon examination of the case the jury found that deceased came
to his death from some cause which they were unable to determine. The deceased
leaves a wife and three small children who are in a destitute circumstances.
A subscription is in circulation to raise funds for the relief of the widow
and children. Anyone feeling charitably disposed towards the widow and
orphans who have been so suddenly thrown upon the world, can contribute
their mite by sending it to E. L. HOWARD, who lives in that neighborhood.
ELLINGHAM, Robert June 23, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. ELLINGHAM sympathize deeply, with them in the loss of one of their twin boys. The children have always been objects of tender solicitude to us all, as they were the only twins in the town, and were very lovable little fellows. It is very hard to give up those sweet buds which nestle so lightly on our bosoms, that the faintest breath dislodges them, but, ah! How many are transplanted to bloom in God's Garden.
WAGNER, Charles Jr. June 23, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
One of the largest funeral processions ever
witnessed in Coulterville, was the one that followed all that was mortal
of Charles WAGNER Jr. to his grave on Wednesday June 13th. Deceased was
aged about 15 years and the only son of Charles WAGNER a worthy and esteemed
citizen of Coulterville.
This young man who so early in life surrendered to the sad call of death, was beloved by all who knew him, and his untimely death is universally lamented.
Mr. WAGNER and daughters have the sincere sympathy of all in this great and irreparable affliction, they suffer in the loss of a loving and dutiful son and brother.
ELLINGHAM, Rodney June 30, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Affliction has again fallen heavily on friends,
Mr. and Mrs. ELLINGHAM. On Monday their other sweet little boy was taken
from them after a sickness of only a few hours. It is a hard blow on the
parents., to lose two beautiful, babes in so short a time, and the sympathy
of the entire community goes with them. The funeral of little Rodney was
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HERBECK- At Granite Springs, Mariposa County,
June 29th, 1888, Ellen beloved wife of Frank HERBECK, a native of Pennsylvania,
aged 39 years.
Deceased came to this State about one year settled at Granite Springs with her husband. She had been there just long enough to become endeared to all of her newly made acquaintances and neighbors, who in return, highly appreciated her many ennobling qualities and generous heart, with which she was endowed. She has left behind a kind and provident husband, whose home is now void of a helpmeet that cannot be well filled by any of a greater devotion and studied interest of one who is left disconsolate and bowed down with grief at his irreparable loss. The husband has the deepest sympathy of the community and many friends.
July 14, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
July 21, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 21, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
FARNSWORTH- McLAINE- At Grass Valley, June 27th, 1888. At the residence of the brides parents. Eldridge C. FARNSWORTH, and Miss Cora MADGE M'CLAINE.
July 28, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 28, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
TURNER- In Mariposa, July 24th, 1888, to the wife of Dr. J. T. TURNER, daughter.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
BERNHARD, George July 28, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Death of George BERNHARD in San Francisco.
A dispatch was received in this City this morning
announcing the death of our townsman, George BERNHARD was born in Hesse-Darmstadt,
in Germany, but came to the United States at an early age. On the discovery
of gold in California, Mr. BERNHARD was attacked with the "gold fever,"
and made his way to this State, arriving here at San Francisco April 19,
1849, on the ship Havre de Grace. He at once proceeded to the mines for
a time at Sherlock's Creek in Mariposa County, and followed that occupation
until 1860. Then he went into business in Agua Frio in that county.
In 1856 he intermarried with Anna BAADER, and seven children were the results of that union, all of whom are alive and residents of this city, viz., George H., Emil F., Lizzie, Anna, and Joe BERNHARD, and Mrs. Wm. HUGHS and Mrs. Louia COFFMAN. In 1860 Mr. BERNHARD moved to the town of Mariposa, where he continued business and also filled the position of County Treasurer. He amassed quite a fortune, but was induced to go into quartz mining, and in a short time lost nearly everything he had. Like all, or nearly all of the pioneers, though, he did not stay downed, but sought other fields, and in the fall of 74 removed with his family to Fresno, were he engaged in merchandising; but Fresno was then in its infancy and business did not flourish. However, he picked up some town property.
A few years later he engaged in the butchering business with great success. Later on he sold out this business and devoted his attention to dealing in liquor at whole sale.
His remains will be brought from San Francisco on the night train, and will be interred at this place to-morrow under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity, of which order he was a member.
The pioneer residents of this vicinity will meet at the Grand Central Hotel this evening to arrange to attend his funeral in a body. - Fresno Expositor July 16th.
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DODSON- At Madera, July 22, 1888, Mrs. Lena DODSON, a native of California, aged 20 years.
BRANSON- At Mariposa, July 20, 1888 NETTIE daughter of Lace BRANSON, aged 19 years.
August 18, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
August 25, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Married August 25, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
LADOUCEUR- CARMINE- In Merced, August 20th, 1888, Fortune LADOUCEUR to Miss Harmine CARMINE.
Born August 25, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
COCHRAN- At Sebastopal, August 20th, 1888, to the wife of R. S. COCHRAN, a son.
Died August 25, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
GOMMO- At Quartzburg, Mariposa County, Ernest CHIRISSEY, son of Mr. And Mrs. Samuel GOMMO, aged 7 years and 4 months and 29 days.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
BRANSON, Nettie August 4, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Nettie BRANSON, who, for the last two months has been lying sick at the residence of Perry HOLLAND, died last Monday evening. She was a daughter of Isaac BRANSON of Chowchilla, and was aged about nineteen years. She suffered intensely from a complication of the disease, and her death was not unexpected. Her remains were taken to Quartzburg for interment.
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MEASURE- At Sacramento, August 23, 1888, Mrs. Emma Greeley MEASURE, aged 25 years, a native of Coulterville, Mariposa County.
September 8, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Died September 8, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
CONWAY- In San Francisco, August 31st, 1888, Mrs. Susana B., beloved wife of John CONWAY, of Mariposa county, a native of England, aged 52 years.
GREEN- At Tulare, September 1st, 1888, Nathaniel
W. GREEN, a native of District of Columbia, aged 39 years and 16 days.
Deceased was a son of Gardner GREEN, and brother to Mrs. LOVEJOY, of Tulare and of Mrs. GUARD, of Fresno.
September 15, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 15, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
BRINHAM. - Near Darrah, August 31st, 1888, to the wife of S. B. BRINHAM, a daughter, weight 12 pounds.
ROWLAND- In Cathey's Valley, September 3, 1888, to the wife of Charles ROWLAND, a son.
HALTERMAN- Near Merced, September 7, 1888, to wife of D. HALTERMAN, a daughter.
Married September 15, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
DUFFY- ZEIGLER- In San Francisco, August 29, 1888, at the residence of D. O. BALDWIN, Esq., Thomas J. DUFFY, of San Francisco to Miss Millie ZEIGLER of Philadelphia.
DIED September 15, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
BOGAN- At Tulare, September 3, 1888, Thomas BOGAN, a native of Ireland, aged 47 years.
September 22, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
September 29, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Married September 29, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
KINMAN- DEMOSS- At Darrah, September 20, 1888, by G.W. TEMPLE, J.P., Jeremiah KINMAN to Mrs. Sarah Francis DEMOSS.
Died September 29, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
WRIGHT- In Yosemite, September 20, 1888, J.
Sanders WRIGHT, grand-son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. COOK, a native of San Francisco, aged 5 months and 8 days.
The funeral took place from the residence of A. H. WASHBURN, 2525 Filmore Street, San Francisco on Monday last.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
CONWAY, Sussanah B, September 8, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. Sussanah B. CONWAY. - The death of Mrs. CONWAY, wife of Mr. John CONWAY, of Cold Spring, Mariposa County, in San Francisco on the 31st ult. (Friday 31st, 1888), was quite unexpected, as she had already passed the severe ordeal of having to undergo a surgical operation and was convalescing rapidly when the pneumonia set in and carried her away. She died at the Russ House. Mr. CONWAY and two sons, George and Major, were present. The body was embalmed and a fine casket procured which contained the remains of one so dear in life to a bereaved husband and step sons, who loved her quite as well as an own mother. Sam, the other son and brother, had gone north into some other county, and his address was unknown. The body arrived here in a hearse from Merced on Saturday evening, and the funeral took place on Sunday at 10 o'clock A.M. The large concourse in procession attending the funeral indicated the popularity and heartfelt sympathy of the friends and acquaintances of the family who feel the loss of this excellent lady, whose many kindnesses as a hostess is remembered by many. The deceased was 52 years of age. The family have the heartfelt sympathies of a large community. Rev. A. L. PAUL administered the funeral rites at the grave.
MANN, Abel September 8, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Murder and Suicide.
The End of Abel MANN- He Stabs his Wife and Then Cuts Her Throat, and
Then Shoots Himself.
We find the following in the Daily Expositor,
of Fresno City, of September 3d:(Abel MANN is so well known in these parts
that it is unnecessary for us to make any comment.- Ed. Gazette.)
On Saturday evening last Coroner KING received a telegram calling him to Raymond. Deputy Coroner WILLIAMS took the early, Sunday morning train, and arrived there about 7 A.M. He found the inhabitants of Raymond in a great state of excitement over a suicide and an attempted murder.
Abel MANN is a farmer living about three and a half miles from Raymond, has not lived on the best of terms with his wife for two months past. In fact, he has been considered by his neighbors a sort of crank, and his wife left him for fear he might do her some bodily injury, as he had often threatened to do so. Mrs. MANN then went to live with a Mrs. PARKER, a short distance from Raymond. While she was living there Mr. MANN often sought admission to the house of Mrs. PARKER, but he was never allowed to see his wife. After remaining at Mrs. PARKER's for about two months, Mrs. MANN went to live with a Mrs. BROWN, her house being about a mile from MANN's Ranch. MANN in some way discovered the removal of his wife, and being nearer his ranch it afforded a better opportunity for him to watch her movements.
He Stabs His Wife.
He discovered on the 1st instant, Saturday afternoon, there was no men about the premises of the BROWN's, so he made his way over to their house. Upon entering the door he saw his wife and before she was able to make her escape had her within his grasp and had stabbed her just below the left nipple, the knife having a large blade about three inches long. He next grabbed her by the throat and drew the sharp blade across, making several deep and ugly wounds. From loss of blood she fell in a swoon on the floor and he left her for dead. Mrs. BROWN, as we are informed, was the only witness to this terrible deed. Mrs. BROWN did not wait until MANN left her house but started for Raymond, a distance of two and a half miles to give the alarm. The news spread like wildfire and in less than an hour the whole neighborhood were in arms looking for MANN, for whom none of them seemed to have any regard, but all friends of his wife. After searching the surrounding country in vain, two or three of the party went to his house where they least expected to find him. After making a thorough search.
He Was Found Dead.
In his bedroom, setting in a chair. In taking his life he had used a 44 caliber revolver, sending a ball through his brain. It is thought that he suicided about twenty minutes before his body was found. Parties making the search would undoubtedly have given him his own medicine if they had captured him alive. It is said that he had no friends in or about Raymond, while she had no enemies. Mr. WILLIAMS impaneled a jury, consisting of Frank HIGGINS, J. A. ORTEGA, John BEEVERS, Thomas H. LEONARD, J. B. LOGAN, and N.D. SWORTHAM. He also examined Dr. J. T. SARBONGH, D. W. FRANKES and G. W. B?NDS, after which the jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death from a gunshot wound in the head, inflicted by his own hand. Some idea of the feeling of the people toward the deceased may be gathered from the fact that no one would allow him to be buried on their land. He was buried on his ranch, about a mile from his house. His wife, for a long while, has been in delicate health, and it is believed her wounds will prove fatal.
WARD, Granville September 15, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Bruce LEITCH writing from Wawona, under date
of Sept. 12th, sends to us the following in regard to the accidental death
of young Granville WARD. He says: I send you the verdict of the jury in
the inquest on the body of young WARD. His name was Granville Lafayette
WARD, aged 16 years, born in Mariposa. He shot himself accidentally in
the left temple at Monroe Meadows, 18 miles from Yosemite Valley on the
Glacier Point Road at about quarter past two o'clock on Saturday Sept.
8th, 1888. The pistol with which he shot himself was the first one he had
ever handled and he was not used to fire arms. It goes to show how careful
the parents of boy's should be in allowing them to handle firearms of any
kind. The following is the verdict of the jury. Monroe Meadows, Sept. 9th,
We the jury summoned to inquire into the death of Granville L. WARD, find that he came to his death by a pistol shot in the left temple fired from a pistol in the hands of said Granville L. WARD. We further find that said shot was fired accidentally.
F. W. YOCUM,
W. H. TURNER,
M. G. BOSWELL,
F. W. LITTLEFIELD,
J. H. BARKER,
BANER, George September 29, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
George BANER who committed suicide last week in Hornitos, was suffering from constipation of the bowels. Our informant says he could obtain no relief and threatened to kill himself, which he did by putting the gun to his head and pulling the trigger.
WRIGHT, Harry September 29, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Sad Accident. - On Thursday, *October 20th, in the Yosemite Valley, was a day which terminated in sorrow and affliction to the parents and grand parents of Little Harry WRIGHT (as he was called) a lad nearly six years old who was thrown out of a spring seated carriage or wagon, run over and killed. We understand that the mother ; Mrs. WRIGHT, and son were enjoying a ride in the Valley, the carriage and team were in the charge of John CAYNOR, who was driving, and while passing over a rocky piece of road in the vicinity of " Bridal Veil Falls," the boy by some means was tossed out, or fell out between the wheels and was run over, probably by the hind wheel of the carriage, and so badly injured that he lived but a short time. It is said he was sitting in the same seat with his mother when he fell out of the wagon. The boy as well as his mother and all who were aboard were no doubt suddenly shocked, and the accident was quite as instantaneous as the firing of a gun. If the accident occurred at or near the Bridal Veils Falls, a painful task it must have been to take the unfortunate boy into the carriage back some four or five miles to the Hotel kept by his grandfather J. J. COOK. We have been unable to learn full particulars of all that attended the sad scene, but sufficient to know it was an unfortunate affair, which the numerous friends and acquaintances of the family deeply deplore. The body was taken to San Francisco for interment as can be seen by the funeral notice appearing elsewhere in this paper(* Since this is published on September 29, 1888 the stating that this accident was on October 20 seems like a typo on the part of the printers. But have written it as written with this note.)
Vitals October 1888 Mariposa Gazette
October 6, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Married October 6, 188 Mariposa Gazette
MORRISON - HAMILTON- In Snelling, October 2, 1888, at the home of the bride's parents, by Rev. S. A. TAFT, McHenry MORRISON of Hornitos to Miss Ida HAMILTON of Snelling.
October 13, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Married October 13, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
GRISWOLD HOGAN- Pea Ridge, Oct. 7th, 1888, at the residence of the brides parents S. L. HOGAN, by G. W. TEMPLE, J.P., Mr. John GRISWOLD, of Merced County, to Miss Ellen HOGAN.
October 20, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Married October 20, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
BLACHLY- BROWN- Near Fresno city, September 26, 1888, Mr. Robert BLACHLY to Miss Lena BROWN.
Born October 20, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
WEBBER- Near Hornitos, October 7, 1888, to the wife of Frank WEBBER, a daughter.
October 27, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 27, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
GALLISON- In Mariposa, October 22d, 1888, to the wife of Percy R. GALLISON, a son. Weight, 10 pounds.
EBE- At Cathey's Valley, October 19th, 1888,
to the wife of Joseph EBE, a daughter.
Married October 27, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
AROS- PIKE- At Bear Valley, October 21st, 1888, by J. L. SMITH, J.P., Adolph AROS to Miss Caladonia PIKE.
BATES - BELL - In San Francisco, October 19th, 1888, by Rev. W. C. POND, Mr. S. C. BATES of Merced to Miss Emma C. BELL of San Francisco.
Died October 27, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
WHITEFIELD - Near White and Hatch's Chowchilla, October 23d, 1888, Johnie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. WHITEFIELD, aged about four years.
KELLETTE- In Merced, October 23d, 1888, Miss Annie Rosalia KELLETTE, a native of Mariposa County, Cal. aged 29 years.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
BLACHY- BROWN Marriage October 20th, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
The following clip from the Fresno Expositor
of October 10.
At the home of J. H. BROWN, in Washington Colony, on the morning of September 26, 1888, Miss Lena BROWN was married to Mr. Robert J. BLACHY. The ceremonies were performed by Elder W. Y. SKELTON. The contracting parties were tastefully attired in traveling suits, and after partaking of a sumptuous wedding breakfast, left for San Francisco and other points North. The bridal presents were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. J. H. BROWN, parents of the bride, silver knives, forks and spoons, etc.; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. BROWN, table scarf; Mr. and Mrs. CHESTER, glass water set; Mr. and Mrs. BLACHLY, China Tea Set; Miss Emma WILLS, fruit dish; Mrs. CULLERS, table spread; William CULLERS, linen handkerchiefs; Beryl BROWN, syrup stand; Annie FRENCH, linen towels.
WHITEFIELD October 27, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Sudden Death. - Frank CLOW, who was in town on Wednesday last, informs us that the day previous a very sudden death occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. WHITFIELD, on the Bolton Hill, Chowchilla. One of their children, a four year old boy, who a few minutes before was playing at the woodpile and not exceeding 15 minutes after being discovered he was dead. He must have died of strangulation as Mrs. WHITFIELD decided it was the coup; which was, no doubt, of the worst form, known as membranous croup. Mr. CLOW was in a hurry to return as he said he had made a coffin and that the child was to be buried the next day. Mr. WHITFIELD was temporarily absent when the sad affliction occurred.
Vitals November 1888 Mariposa Gazette
November 3, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 3, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
ZELLER- In Mariposa, October 29th, 1888, to the wife of William S. ZELLER, a daughter.
Died November 3, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
PRESTON- At Chowchilla, October 28th, 1888, Robert Alison PRESTON, a native of Tennessee, aged 69 years.
EDWARDS- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, October 29th, 1888, James EDWARDS, a native of Massachusetts, aged 68 years.
November 10, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Died November 10, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
PRESTON- At his residence on the Chowchilla, Mariposa County, November 4th, 1888, of pneumonia, Uriah Francis PRESTON, a native of Missouri aged 35.
Married November 10, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
YOUNG-TISCORNIA- At Napa, Oct. 31, 1888, J. P. YOUNG to Miss Tillie TISCORNIA both of Merced.
November 17, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
November 24, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
missing issue Coming soon!
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
PRESTON, Robert A. November 3, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Robert A. PRESTON, whose death is announced this week, was an estimable citizen of long residence in this county. He leaves a large family, consisting of a wife and a number of grown children, to mourn his loss. The remains were brought into town on Tuesday for burial and was followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. ROBERTS.
PRESTON, Uriah F. November 10, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
The death of Uriah F. PRESTON, last Sunday at his home on the Chowchilla, was one which brought sorrow to the hearts of many friends. He was an exceptional man, a kind husband and neighbor. His death has created a void that cannot well be filled. The deceased came to this county with his parents in an early day when he was but a child and grew to manhood in our midst. He was industrious and possessed exemplary habits, conservative manners, and was generous to a fault. He was married to a Mrs. Mollie WILSON, daughter of Daniel M. JACKSON of Cathey's Valley, who is now so suddenly and unexpectedly separated by death from a devoted companion. His death was but adding sorrow to sadness, for the father of the deceased had preceded him in death by just one week to a day. The son having contracted his sickness while taking care of his father in the early stage of his illness, no doubt brought upon himself that fearful disease pneumonia, which has consigned them both to the grave. The widow and mother, and other relatives of deceased, have the sympathy, of all the community in their sad bereavement. The body was brought to town Tuesday, and was followed by a large procession, to the public cemetery where, the burial took place. Services were conducted at the grave by Rev. A. W. ROBERTS.
Angevine REYNOLDS Nov. 14, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. REYNOLDS, the editor of the Gazette, has been lying dangerously ill, with pneumonia, for a week past. His general system being much enfeebled, any disease fastens easily upon him, and makes it more difficult for him to recuperate, than for a younger or healthier person. His condition, at this time is critical and it is hard to predict the results. Dr. RIED is in close attendance on him since Sunday.
Vitals 1889 Mariposa Gazette
December 1, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 1, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
FLOTO- SAUNDERS- In Modesto, November 25th, 1888, Mr. Frank H. FLOTO to Miss Nell SAUNDERS, both of Madera.
Born December 1, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
GUEST- At Bear Valley, November 17th, 1888, to the wife of James GUEST, a son.
Died December 1, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
ARANA- At Turlock, November 11th, 1888, Mrs. Dolores R. De, beloved wife of Juan B. ARANA, a native of Mexico, aged 47 years.
COFFMAN- In Mariposa, November 24th, 1888, Mrs. Elizabeth, beloved wife of W. F. COFFMAN, a native of England, aged 65 years.
LEIDIG- In Los Angelese, November 25th, 1888, Miss Emma, daughter of Fred LEIDIG, a native of Mariposa County, Cal., aged 17 years.
ALLEN- In Mariposa, November 29th, 1888, David Perry ALLEN, a native of Alabama, aged 65 years.
December 8, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 8, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
GREEN- At Scharvesville, San Mateo County, November 18th, 1888 to the wife of Joseph GREEN, a daughter.
Died December 8, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
MORNIER- At Colorado, December 2d, 1888, Edmund MORNIER, a native of France, 69 years.
December 15, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 15, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
THOMPSON- At Coulterville, December 5th, 1888, to the wife of John THOMPSON, a daughter, Weight 10 pounds.
Married December 15, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
HALL- SMITHER- At Darrah, December 9th, 1888, at the residence of James D. WESTFALL, by G. W. TEMPLE, J.P., James H. HALL, of Fresno County to Miss Isabel A. SMITHER, of Mariposa County,
Died December 15, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
THOMAS- At Coulterville, December 8TH, 1888, Prince THOMAS, a native of Massachusetts, aged 78 years.
POOL- In Stockton, December 7TH, 1888, Katie M., daughter of D.M. and J.R. POOL.
December 29, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 29, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
VARAIN- At Granite Springs, December 19th, 1888, to the wife of Charles VARAIN, a daughter.
Married December 29, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
HENDRICKS- WILLIAMS- Near Darrah, at the residence of Mr. E. D. WILLIAMS by G. W. TEMPLE, J.P., Mr. Frederick HENDRICKS to Miss ADELIA A. WILLIAMS.
Died December 29, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
JOHNSON- On the CHOWCHILLA, December 23d, 1888, Miss Nettie JOHNSON, a native of California, aged 15 years and 11 months.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
Reynolds, Angevine December 1, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
Hall of Mariposa Lodge,
No. 39, I.O.O.F.
November 27th, 1888.
To the N.G., V.G., Officers and Members of Mariposa Lodge No. 39, I.O.O.F.
We, the undersigned Committee appointed to draft Resolutions of Respect to the memory of our deceased Brother., Angevine REYNOLDS, beg leave to submit the following:
WHEREAS, It has pleased the Supreme Ruler of
the Universe to remove from our midst our beloved Brother, Angevine REYNOLDS.
Therefore be it
Resolved, That in the death of Brother Angevine REYNOLDS, our Order has lost a true and faithful member; the commonwealth a good citizen; the community, a good friend and neighbor, and his family a loving and devoted husband and father.
Resolved, That in respect to the memory of our deceased Brother and deep sympathy for his bereaved family, we extend our sincere condolence and recommend them to that All Wise Providence, by whose power all sorrows are assuaged.
Resolved, That in token of our respect, the Charter of our Lodge be draped in mourning, and the brothers, thereof, wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
Resolved, That these Resolutions be spread in full upon the minutes of our Lodge, and that a copy be furnished the Mariposa Gazette and Mariposa News for publication.
Submitted in F., L. and T.
Edw. P. WASON,
R. B. STOLDER,
Joseph SCHANZ, Committee.
COFFMAN, Elizabeth December 1, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Died- In Mariposa, November 24th, 1888, of
pneumonia, Elizabeth COFFMAN, aged 65 years.
The casual reader, who glances at the above brief announcement in the deathroll, will hardly realize the agony of grief and heart felt sorrow of the surviving relatives and friends who, on Monday Last, stood with bowed heads and tearful eyes around the last resting place of one so universally loved and respected in this community.
Mrs. COFFMAN was one of the pioneer women of Mariposa, whose circle has been narrowed down to a precious few- not more than four or five remaining to relate to their wondering grand-children the strange eventful history of early life in the mines.
Death is ever an uninvited, though inevitable guest. In this instance he has laid his icy hand on one whose loss leaves an aching void in the hearts of many loving friends.
Up to the 10th instant, she seemed in perfect health and on the day previous to that had been riding with her husband, and both were in excellent spirits- far from anticipating that the approaching anniversary of a happy wedding would be overshadowed by the dark habiliments of the grave. Yet, so it came to pass, and within four hours of the time when, twenty-six years ago, they stood surrounded by congratulating friends and where pronounced " man and wife," her spirit passed away to that unseen realm, " from whose bourne no traveler returns."
The deceased was a native of London, England, and came to California with her first husband, Andrew L. KERR, and an infant child, " Lizzie," (Now Mrs. UTTER) in August 1849. In 1850, they took up residence on Upper Agua Frio. Mr. KERR died in April, 1860, and she was married to W. F. COFFMAN, November 24th, 1862. During the last ten years they have resided in the town of Mariposa. Their married life was an unexceptionally happy one, Mrs. COFFMAN being endowed with a genial and cheerful disposition and possessing rare social qualities. She was kind-hearted, ready at all times to minister to the needs of the sick, destitute and unfortunate- a devoted wife, a kind and self sacrificing mother and appreciative friend. The writer of this voluntary tribute to her genuine worth, from an acquaintance dating back for a period of thirty-four years, is able to testify that no unpleasant memories of her can be recalled by those who knew hher long and well. She carried sunshine with her and, in her sphere of life, it may be truthfully said that the world was brighter, happier and better for her presence. She bore her sufferings during her illness with Christian fortitude, and with a "good by" on her lips sank peacefully to rest; her face radiant with a placid smile-
"Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch,
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."
ALLEN David December 1, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
David P. ALLEN an old and respected citizen of Mariposa and Mormon Bar, died in Mariposa last Thursday morning. Deceased was a widower, with one son and two daughters, all of whom are living in Bakersfield, and were unable to be with their father in his last illness.
LEIDIG, Emma December 1, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
Word has been received here, of the sudden death of Miss Emma LEIDIG at Los Angeles. Miss Emma was the daughter of Mr. Fred LEIDIG, of Yosemite Hotel fame, and last winter resided in Mariposa, attending school. Her parents moved to Los Angeles last spring, where we believe they now reside. She was a bright, vivacious girl, and leaves many friends to mourn her untimely death. She was aged 17 years.
JOHNSON, Nettie December 29, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
A Sudden Death. - News came into town on Sunday last, of the unexpected death of Miss Nettie JOHNSON, a young lady residing at Chowchilla. Miss JOHNSON lived with her aunt Mrs. U.F. PRESTON, and about six weeks ago suffered from an attack of diphtheria, from which she had not fully recovered. But she was able to be up and to attend to household duties, and on Sunday morning arose to prepare breakfast. Soon after dressing she was seized with a violent chill, and although her aunt an uncle were present, did what they could for her, she died within three hours after the first appearance of the chill. She was the daughter of Wm. JOHNSON of Cathey's Valley, and was aged fifteen years and eleven months. The body was brought to town an a inquest held, the results of which will be given elsewhere.
BRENNER, George December 29, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
It is our sad duty to record another death this week, that of Mr. George BRENNER, at Marshall HARRIS' place near Grant's Spring. Our information about the occurrence is rather meager, but we believe it was on Tuesday evening he was kicked in the groin by a horse. Dr. TURNER was called for but the unfortunate man died before medical aid could reach him. Deceased was a young man of sterling character esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and one child. His wife was Miss Theodosia WEST, daughter of Thomas WEST, a former Under-Sheriff of this county. Mrs. BRENNER has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in her great affliction. The remains were brought to Mariposa Friday for internment.
1889 Mariposa Gazette
Vitals 1889 Mariposa Gazette
January 5, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
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Born January 12, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
SCOTT- At Chowchilla, December 29th, 1888, to the wife of Frank SCOTT, a son.
WOODWARD- At Gertrude, January 2d, 1889, to the wife of F. H. WOODWARD, a daughter.
January 19, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 19, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
CATHEY. - Near Darrah, January 13th, 1889, to the wife of Wm. P. CATHEY, a son. Weight 10 pounds.
January 26, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
KELLETT- HALLIHAN marriage January 12, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
from Coulterville Correspondence
Miss Lizzie HALLIHAN, one of our fair young Coulterville girls, and John KELLETT, of Hornitos, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Father RAGO, at the residence of the bride's father, on Sunday, December 30th.The happy couple departed for their home near Hornitos on Monday.
LEARY, John January 26, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
John LEARY, who formerly figured at the Devil's Gulch mines, die last week, at the Stockton Insane Asylum, where he had been sent a few months ago. He leaves a wife and two children.
February 2, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
February 9, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
February 16, 1889
February 23, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 23, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
BOWEN. - Near Coulterville, Mariposa County, February 13th, 1889, of pneumonia, John W. BOWEN, a native of Tennessee, aged 56 years, 4 months and 8 days.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
Vitals March 1889 Mariposa Gazette
March 9, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
March 16, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Married March 16, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
CRONIN- COOP- At Cedar Grove, near Darrah, Mariposa County, at the residence of the bride's father, by G. W. TEMPLE, J.P., Mr. Timothy J. CRONIN to Miss Annie L. COOP, both of Mariposa county, Cal.
March 23, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 23 , 1889 Mariposa Gazette
McELLIGOTT- In Mariposa, March 16th, 1889, to the wife of Thos. McELLIGOTT, a son.
Died March 23, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
CHILDS. - In Tacoma, Washington, March 11th, 1889, Mrs. H.L. CHILDS, nee Abbie CRIPPEN, a native of Mariposa, Cal. aged 28 years. Mrs. CHILDS was born in Mariposa, and was the oldest daughter of the late Joshua CRIPPEN, so long Sheriff of this county. Abbie, as she was familiarly called by all who knew her, was a bright handsome girl- vivacious and warm hearted. She was young to be called from her husband, home and friends and many will mourn her loss. Her mother Mrs. J.K. BARNARD, of Yosemite, and her sisters, Mrs. De Witt JONES of Merced and Miss Katie CRIPPEN, have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
McELLIGOTT- In Mariposa, March 16th, 1889, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. McELLIGOTT.
March 30, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Married March 30, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
MORRISON - REEB- At Hornitos, March 24th, 1889, Mr. John MORRISON and Miss Katie REEB.
Died March 30, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
HICKS- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, March 24th, 1889 Charles R. HICKS, a native of Georgia, aged 69 years.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
HIGGINS- WASHBURN marriage March 9, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
HIGGINS - WASHBURN.
On last Wednesday evening, Miss Jannie B. WASHBURN
was united in marriage to Chas. C. HIGGINS. The ceremony was solemnized
at the residence of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. WASHBURN, 2529
Filmore St., in the presence of a few friends and relatives of the contracting
parties. The parlors were tastefully decorated with flowers fragrant and
bright. Supper and dancing followed the ceremony and amid the congratulations
of their friends Mr. and Mrs. HIGGINS left for Monterey, where they will
spend their honeymoon. Mrs. HIGGINS is well known in society circles, and
has a large number of friends and acquaintances. The bride groom is a young
business man whose every endeavor is crowned with success- S. F. Chronicle,
The bride is the daughter of Mr. A.H. WASHBURN, who has so long been identified with Mariposa County, and especially with Wawona and Yosemite. We believe the young lady was born in Mariposa, at any rate she is well known here, and has many warm friends throughout the county, being one of those sweet-tempered, sensible girls, whom no amount of petting, or society attentions, could spoil. We wish the young couple every possible happiness in life.
BRONNER, Carlo March 16, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Found Dead. Carlo BRONNER a resident of Hunter's Valley, was found dead on February 28th. Deceased was a native of Switzerland, and was about 47 years old. He had lived for many years in this county, and was well and favorably known. He lived alone on the ranch 3/4 of a mile from the store of the Farrare Bros., in Hunter's Valley, and was last seen alive on the 25th of February. On the 28th Mr. Joseph SMITH discovered him lying face downward in a small stream of water near his home. It was at first supposed to be a case of suicide, an a inquest was ordered by acting coroner, J. L. SMITH, of Bear Valley. A jury was impaneled and it was discovered that his death resulted from natural causes, the deceased having been subject to fits, and he evidently fallen into the water while suffering from the effects of one, and so met his death. Mr. BRONNER had no known relations in this state.
Vitals April 1889 Mariposa Gazette
April 6, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Died April 6, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
GARBER- In Mariposa, March 30th, 1889, Mrs. Anne C., beloved wife of Henry GARBER, a native of Germany, aged 56 years.
April 13, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
April 20, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
April 27, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Married April 27, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
OLCESE- GAGLIARDO- At Hornitos, April 23D, 1889, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. Father RAGO, Mr. Frank OCLESE and Miss Minnie GAGLIARDO.
Died April 27, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
THAYER- At Pine City, Mariposa County, Cal., April 17th, 1889 Mrs. Mary E. THAYER, aged 58 years and 2 months.
BREITKOPF- At Mariposa, April 24th, 1889, Joseph BREITKOPF, a native of Germany, aged 48 years.
DALHAREN- At Coulterville, Cal., April 18th, 1889, Edward DALHAREN, a native of Iceland, aged 26 years.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
OLCESE- GAGLIARDO marriage Mariposa Gazette April 27, 1889
Hornitos, Cal. April 24, 1889
Editor Gazette- It is with pleasure that we chronicle the marriage of Mr. Frank Olcese to Miss Minnie Gagliardo, at the residence of the bride's parents last evening, here in our quiet little town. Both of the contracting parties were born and raised in this county, and are well and favorably known. The affair was one of the grandest known in our county for years, as regards splendor, hospitality and sociability. Fully 300 nicely printed invitations had been sent out by the prospective bride and groom, to their friends to attend, and so popular were these young people that few failed to respond. To give a complete and correct description of this affair is impossible in the limited time we have before your paper goes to press, and we shall not attempt it.
7:30 P.M. was the hour set for the performance of the ceremony, and long before that time the streets of our little town presented the appearance of more life and activity, than has been witnessed for years. Before the appointed hour, the spacious garden and pathways of the promises of our worthy townsman G. Gagliardo the father of the bride, were lit up with numerous gaily colored Chinese lanterns, as was also the verandah where the happy contracting parties took upon themselves the marriage vows before Rev. Father Rago of the Catholic faith, who united the two in the presence of the hundreds who thronged the verandah and garden to witness the ceremony. The interior of the house although large, was not sufficient to accommodate the assemblage.
The bride richly attired in white satin, crowned with orange blossoms, and with her modest eyes cast down, was the picture of youth, health and beauty; the groom dressed in black broadcloth, white tie and boutonair of orange blossoms was the embodiment of proud manhood. The parents and other relatives surrounding them as the clergyman pronounced the solemn words never to be recalled, the light of the lanterns and the respectful silence of all present made the picture seem like a fairy scene. After the completion of the ceremony the usual congratulations followed, and then all present were invited to partake of the banquet which had been prepared for the occasion. There were first and second tables, the ladies and strangers having preference at the first; nearly 300 people partook of the delicious repast of meats, fruit, various kinds of pastry and fine wines. Mr. C. B. De Pas, who represents the well known firm of Shea Bocqueraz & McKee, being present was requested to act as chairman of the banquet, after proposing the health and prosperity of the bride and groom, which was responded to and drank with great enthusiasm, three hearty cheers and a hurrah followed, and District Attorney Stolder was called upon to make a few remarks for the occasion, but as that gentleman, under the plea of being a stranger, had already satisfied his appetite at the first table and was at this time temporarily absent Mr. De Pas was called on and responded with a neat little oration suitable to the occasion- not omitting to compliment the young ladies and gentlemen grown up in our midst and giving us credit for having as pretty girls in Mariposa county as any other in the State that he has visited, and of which we feel proud, for we know it ourselves to be a true statement. During Mr. De Pas's remarks Mr. Stolder was brought in, and at their conclusion was introduced by the chairman and, said in one of his neat and characteristic speeches, that he felt that Mr. De Pas had fully covered the ground and that he could but endorse all that gentleman had said and concluded with an eloquent tribute to the bride and groom their relatives and those present, who all knew him and to him were not strangers.
At the conclusion of the banquet, all those lovers of dancing, besides many others, repaired to Merck's Hall, which had been suitably prepared and where music was in waiting, and indulged in the innocent amusement of tripping the light fantastic toe till daylight next morning.
Following is a list of present received.
Diamond earrings and pin, Mr. and Mrs. Gagliardo;
Pearl bracelet, J.P. Gagliardo; 1 dozen each of silver Knives, Forks, Table
and Tea Spoons, and Crochet bed-spread, Miss Jennie Gagliardo; Plush sewing
box, Mrs. J. H. Gagliarde; Bridal bouquet, Mrs. Antoine Gagliardo; Silver
cake knife, John S. Gaglirrdo; The making of wedding trousseau, Miss Henrietta
Gagliardo; Parlor set and bronze clock, Mr. and Mrs. A. Olcese; China dinner
set, John B. Olcese; Silver water service, Louis V. Olcese; Embroidered
plush sofa cushion, Miss Jane Olcese; Panel painting, Minnie Olcese; Crayon
drawing, executed by Miss Maggie Olcese; Silver card receiver, Andrew Olcese
Jr. Silver match safe, Master Victor Olcese; Gold thimble, Master Caesar
Olcese; Silver cake stand, Mr. And Mrs. Alegretta; Silver berry spoon,
Mr. and Mrs. H. Austin; Embroidered lace handkerchief, Mr. and Mrs. Cademartori,
Italy; Table lamp, Misses Minnie and Maggie Moran; White satin fan, Mrs.
F.A. Reynolds; 3 pearls 2 gold dollars, and silk handkerchief, Mrs. C.
Merck; Flowers, J.R. Adair; Glass lemonade set, M. and Mrs. Barcroft; Handsome
vases toilet set, and plush handkerchief case, Mrs. Kocher; Glass pitcher
and fruit stand, Mr. and Mrs. John Morrison; Silver flower stand and card
receiver, D. J. Pendola; silver sugar bowl, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Deford;
Combination silver fruit stand, Chas. Pierson; Satin handkerchief case,
Mrs. A. H. Brooks; Painted plush sofa cushion, Mrs. Olive Carr; Spanish
work handkerchief, Miss Mary Campodonica; Plush album, Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. Stolder; Embroidered silk handkerchief, Mrs. R. Camissiona; Silver and
glass castor, Mrs. T. Brescia; Pickle stand, J. Semorile; Gold watch fob
Miss Ella Montgomery; hand made rug, Miss Flora Black; Hand-painted banner,
E. P. Casterline; Glass bouquet holder, Mr. and Mrs. H. Black; Beaded wine
set, and salver, Miss Mattie Brown; Silver pie knife, Miss Ada Steves;
1/2 doz. tea spoons, Mr. and Mrs. H. Kellett, 1/2doz. Fine linen towels,
Mrs. B. Kendall; Wine set Mr. and Mrs. F. Webber; Embroidered table scarf,
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Peterson; Butter dish, Miss Emily Kellett; Spanish work
handkerchief, Mrs. L. Cademartori; Floral piece, Mrs. A. Cavagnara and
daughter, Tidy, Miss Annie Peterson; Silver cake stand, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
T. Turner; Elegant gold watch and fob, by the Groom; Plush table cover,
Mrs. Lydia Parker; Pickle castor, Mrs. Mary Tiscornia; Box linen handkerchiefs,
Matilda Tiscornia; Silver cakestand, Mr. and Mrs. G. Gazzola; Silver castor,
Mrs. Comisciona; Silver castor, Mr. and Mrs. H. Bucheneau; Coffee pot,
Miss Leonora Gazzola; Embroidered cashmere shawl, Mrs. Elenora Trabucco;
Silver butter dish and knife, Mr. and Mrs. N. Solario; Flower stand, Mrs.
M. Bauer; Choice flowers, Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Buckley; Stamped plush for
cushins, Mrs. E. Gommo; Silver berry bowl and spoon, Mrs. Garibaldi; Castor,
Mr. G. Garibaldi; Butter dish and knife, John and Mary Garibaldi; Toilet
set on ssilver stand, from all at Glen Ober; Silver butter knife
in plush case, silver pie knife, Buffam & Stockton; Sugar and berry
spoons in plush case, Mr. and Mrs. Buckley; White angora rug, Mr. and Mrs.
McMaster; Glass preserve dish Miss Louise Zinkard; Silver cake stand, Mrs.
and Miss Canevara.
It would be too much of an infringement upon your space to give the names of all present, therefore we will but mention:
Mr. and Mrs. Olcese of Oakland, Mr. & Mrs. Gagliardo of Hornitos Mrs. Gazzolo Miss Commissiona, Miss Lena Gazzolo, Miss Milda Tiscornia and Victor Tiscornia of Coulterville, Misses Jennie and Minnie Olcese of Oakland, Mr. and Mrs. Garibaldi of Merced, Mrs. Bressia and daughter of La Grange, Louis Olcese of Sumner, John Olcese and Dave Pendola of Merced, John Gagliardo of Hornitos, Miss Leonora Gazzolo of Merced, Mesdames Trubucco, Rice, Margrave and Miss Annie Darling of Bear Valley, Sheriff Turner and wife of Mariposa, C. B. De Pas and R. B. Stolder.
The happy couple left shortly after their union for Los Angeles and other places where they will enjoy their honeymoon, taking with them the best wishes of their numerous friends for a long life of health happiness and prosperity.
Vitals May 1889 Mariposa Gazette
May 4, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
May 11, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
May 18, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
May 25, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
FISHER, Peter D. May 25th, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Fresno, May 19. - Peter D. FISHER, a pioneer
of 1849, was found dead in a saloon here this morning.
Vitals June 1889 Mariposa Gazette
June 1, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
June 15, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 15, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
MADDOX- In San Francisco, June 9th, 1889, to
the wife of Ben M. MADDOX, a daughter.
Died June 15, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
HENDERSON- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, June 10th, 1889, Thomas HENDERSON, a native of Florida, aged 68 years.
June 29, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 29, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
TISCORNIA- GREELEY - At Vallejo, Cal., June 24th, 1889, at the residence of Capt. J. E. WILLIAMS, by Rev. M. BERRY, Mr. Victor TISCORNIA and Miss Maggie GREELEY, both of Coulterville.
Died June 29, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
HOSKINS- About five miles below Mariposa, June 25th, 1889, Charles Treweck HOSKINS, a native of England, aged 73 years.
HENRY- At the County Hospital, June 23d, 1889, Madame HENRY, a native of France, aged 60 years.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
TISCORNIA- GREELEY marriage June 29th, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Married- The Gazette was informed by the receipt
of a wedding notice and a liberal supply of delicious cake, that Mr. Victor
TISCORNIA and Miss Maggie GREELEY, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony,
at Vallejo on the 24th inst. Both of the happy contracting parities are
residents of Coulterville, this county, Miss Maggie being the charming
and accomplished daughter of our well and favorably known citizen W. S.
GREELEY, of Coulterville. While Vic. the lucky groom is a popular and promising
young man. The Gazette unites with their many warm friends in wishing them
much happiness and prosperity.
Vitals July 1889 Mariposa Gazette
July 6, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
July 13, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 13, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
DICKINSON- At Twin Springs, Mariposa County, June 25th, 1889, to the wife of Walker DICKINSON, a son.
LATOUCHE- At Twin Springs, Mariposa County, July 4th, 1889, to the wife of J. E. LATOUCHE, a daughter.
HIGHTS- At Gertrude, Fresno County, Cal. July 2d, 1889 Captain _____ HIGHTS, a native of Germany, aged 65 years.
BARBA- At Sweetwater, Mariposa county, Cal., July 10, 1889, Miquel BARBA, a native of Mexico, aged 64 years.
July 20, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Died July 20, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
PIPER- At Tulare County, Cal., July 10th, 1889
James PIPER, aged 54 years, 9 months and 17 days.
Mr. PIPER, for many years was a resident of Coulterville, and was well known throughout Mariposa County. He moved to Tulare some seven years ago, where he has since resided.
BOCCO- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County,
July 26th, Andrew BOCCO, a native of Italy, aged 60 years.
July 27 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Died July 27, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
WARD- Near Lewis', Mariposa County, July 21st, 1889, Isaac WARD, a native of Virginia aged 65 years.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
HARRIS, Infant July 13, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall HARRIS, of Grants Springs, have again been called on to give back one of their beautiful children, to their kind Father above. This is their second child they have lost within a couple of years, and their many friends deeply sympathize with them in their bereavement." Only a tiny baby," but what a dark and aching void it leaves in the home, when the little grave covers it forever from the fond parents gaze.
BARBA, Miquel July 13, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Miquel BARBA Killed. Late Wednesday evening word was brought to Mariposa that Miquel BARBA had been shot and killed at Sweetwater, this county, by one Caesar VUILLEMIN, that evening. Under sheriff SCHALAGETER and Constable J. A. STERNE left immediately for the scene of the killing, and next morning about four o'clock succeeded in arresting the accused. Thursday morning District- Attorney STOLDER and Coroner Wm. ADAMS also went to the scene of the killing, where an inquest was held. The results verdict of the Jury was substantially that " Deceased Miquel BARBA, a native of Mexico, aged 64 years, came to his death by a gunshot wound inflicted by Caesar VUILLEMIN." VUILLEMIN is now in jail waiting examination on the charge of murder.
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August 3, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 3, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
STERNE- In Mariposa County, July 31st, 1889, t the wife of Joseph A. STERNE, a daughter.
Died August 3, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
SINNING- At the German Hospital, San Francisco, June 20th, 1889, Adolphus Henry Theodore SINNING, a native of Germany, aged 75 years.
PARKER- At the ranch of J. F. THORN, near Quartzburg, Mariposa County, July 29th, 1889, Roderick PARKER, a native of South Carolina, aged 67 years.
GUEST- At Bear Valley, July 21st, 1889, infant son of James GUEST, aged 8 months and 4 days.
August 10, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 10, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
NEWMAN- In Bear Valley, Mariposa County, August 3, 1889, to the wife of Maurice NEWMAN, a son.
VARAIN- In Pleasant Valley, July 30th, 1889, to the wife of John B. VARAIN, a son.
August 17, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
AUGUST 24, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Married August 24, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
LESSMAN- RUE- In Merced, August 1?, 1889, Henry LESSMAN to Miss Jennie RUE, both of Merced.
Died August 24, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
ROBLES- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, July 16th, 1889, Alphonse ROBLES, a native of Mexico, aged 78 years.
CLAUSEN- At the residence of J. P. WOLLESON,
Granite Springs, Mariposa County, August 19th, 1889, Christian CLAUSEN,
a native of Denmark, aged 75 years.
August 31, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Married August 31, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
DAGNAULT- WILLIAMS: In San Francisco, Aug. 24th, 1889, by Rev. Dr. HARCOURT, David DAGNAULT to Mrs. Emma WILLIAMS.
HARLESS- GANN - In Merced, AUgust 26, 1889, by Judge C. H. MARKS, Leonard J. HARLESS to Miss Pauline A. GANN, both of Mariposa County.
Died August 31, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
FIELDS- At Fresno, August 19th, 1889, Mrs.
Marinda FIELDS, a native of Arkansas aged 34 years.
The deceased was a daughter of our worthy neighbor, Mr. and Mrs. Granville WARD, of Lewis, and was well known by many of our people. Afflictions have come thick and fast on the WARD family. This being the fourth death among their immediate relatives inside of two years.
Obituaries, wedding and birth notices.
SINNING, Adolph August 3, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
We publish this week the death notice of Adolph SINNING, a pioneer resident of Yosemite. Mr. SINNING was well known not only through this county, but in former years, his name and fame went wherever tourist to Yosemite, belonged. He was a skillful workman in wood, and a visit to Yosemite was not complete, without a visit to SINNING'S. where beautiful and dainty souvenirs in California woods, were always found. His health has been bad for a number of years, and for some time past, he has been in San Francisco, at the German Hospital, where he died.
Vitals September 1889
September 7, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
September 14, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 14, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
KELLETT- Near Hornitos, September 7, 1889, to the wife of H. S. KELLETT, A SON.
Died September 14, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
DARLING- In San Jose, Sept. 9th, of consumption, Eben O. DARLING, a native of Vermont, aged 50 years. Vermont papers please copy.
September 21, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 21, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
PENDOLA- In Bear Valley, September 13th, 1889, to the wife of Charles PENDOLA, a daughter.
RIHN- At Granite Springs, Mariposa County, September 11th, 1889, to the wife of A. RIHN, a son.
Died September 21, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
COWARD- In Sausalito, September 15th, 1889
Hamilton Graham COWARD, beloved father of Mervin G., Percy H., Herbert
C. and Ross W. COWARD, a native of the Eastern Shore, near Baltimore, MD.,
aged 60 years. [Baltimore papers please copy.}
The deceased was formerly a resident of this county.
September 28, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 28, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
DUNNING- At Chowchilla, September 14th, 1889, to the wife of Wm. H. DUNNING, a son.
Died September 28, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
BRADFORD- At Gertrude, September 23d, 1889, Sadie, daughter of Wm. And Hattie BRADFORD, aged 18 years.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
Castagnetto, Augustine September 7, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
A Sudden Death.
Merced, August 31. - Agustine CASTAGNETTO, an Italian, aged 65 years, was found dead in bed here about 2 o'clock this afternoon. Deceased was an early pioneer baker. This is the second occurrence of the kind here this week.
DARLING, Eben O. September 14, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
The news of the death of Mr. DARLING calls
up so many past and pleasant memories, that I feel called upon to say a
few words relative to my dear friend. Longs years of personal association
and close friendship enabled me to know him well. Mr. DARLING came to California
in 1858, and located in Santa Clara Valley, but soon removed to Mariposa
county, where he was employed on the FREMONT Grant for many years. During
that time he was the head of the Bear Valley store and general Superintendent
of the company in working the Grant. He was twice elected Supervisor of
the county, and served in that capacity for six years, and was recognized
as an able and honest public officer. He was married in Bear Valley in
1863, and by his death leaves a widow and four daughters, Miss Annie DARLING,
the efficient teacher being the eldest. Some two years ago he removed,
with his family, to San Jose, and about one year ago was attacked with
that insidious disease consumption, which finally ended with death. All
old Mariposans will remember him well. The soul of honor in all business
relations. He was at the same time the life of the community in which he
lived. Aside from all this, his was a great generous heart that always
beat responsive to the wants and woes of his fellow man. Many was the poor
unfortunate whose wants he has relieved, and to say that he was generous
to prodigality, only says that he often gave beyond his means. He had long
hoped to once more return to dear old Mariposa ; where his manhood years
had been spent, and where he hoped to end his days and in her generous
bosom to be buried. But that was not to be. Over his grave the sweet Mariposa
flower is not to bloom, nor will his requiem be the soft sighing winds
through the fragrant pines in her mountains he so dearly loved. But still,
though he sleeps not there, yet many of Mariposa's old citizens will think
of him kindly, and some eyes will moisten at memories of his kindness in
times long ago. But my friend is not dead, but sleepeth. Rest! sleep on
old and true friend. Sleep on until there shall be a glorious awakening
in that beyond where the trials of this life will be forgotten in the Heavenly
Resurrection of a blessed immortality, and until then, I say to thee, hail,
hail, and fare thee well. From his friend,
J. W. WILCOX.
San Francisco, Sept. 10th, 1889
BAKER, Chistopher, George, and Oliver Sept. 21, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Three Boys Drowned.
A most sorrowful accident happened last Wednesday, near Modesto, in which three boys, Christopher C. Jr., aged 13 years four months and ten days, Geo. W., aged eight years, eleven months and five days, and Oliver P., aged eleven years, six months and twenty-nine days, sons of Mr. And Mrs. C. C. BAKER, were drowned in the Tuolumne River. The boys were bathing in the river when Oliver P. stepped onto a deep hole of water and sank out of sight. The brothers, Christopher C. and Geo. W., went to the rescue of their brother, and they, too, sank out of sight, and all three were drowned.
BRADFORD, Miss Sadie September 28, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Miss Sadie BRADFORD.
It is hard to chronicle the death of the young, and especially so, when it is a young and beautiful girl in the first flush of womanhood, and happy in the expectation of becoming a wife in a few short weeks. Such where the circumstances in the death of Miss Sadie BRADFORD, who died at Gertrude last Monday night. She was the grand daughter of Mr. Dorsey RAMSDEN, of Bridgeport, and has spent many of her girlish years at his home, where her beauty and winning manners made her a favorite with old and young. Her health has ben very delicate for several years, but her friends hoped her youth would overcome the disease, and had sanctioned her approaching marriage. But, One, wiser, called her, and in the solemn watches of the night, all unexpectedly to her friends, she passed away. Her parents and relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their grief over the loss of this lovely girl, whose grief, bright life has so suddenly ended. Deceased was born at Plainsburg, and was aged but eighteen years. Her remains were taken to Fresno Flats for burial.
COWARD, Hamilton G. September 28, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Hamilton G. COWARD, a pioneer of California, and an old resident of Mariposa and Alameda Counties, died in Sausalito last Sunday morning of affection of the kidneys, aged 60 years. His end was painless. Four sons administered to his last wants and did everything that was possible for the old gentleman's comfort. During his six weeks sickness he was totally blind. The funeral which was largely attended, took place Tuesday afternoon from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland, the Rev. Hobart CHETWOOD, officiating. The services were very impressive. The remains were interred in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland. Following were the pall bearers; Lawrence CUNNINGHAM, Hugh DIAMOND, Col. J. E. SLIUKEY, Robert GEORGE, R. H. BENNETT and Thos. OWEN.- Sausalito News.
Vitals October 1889
October 5, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 5, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
COFFMAN- In Fresno, September 2th, 1889, to the wife of J. W. COFFMAN, a daughter.
JONES- At Fresno, Cal., September 28th, 1889, to the wife of Newman JONES, a son.
Married October 5, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
DODD- SMITH- At the Mariposa Hotel, Mariposa, Cal., September 27th, 1889, by G. W. TEMPLE, J.P., Mr. Jack DODD to Miss Josie SMITH, both of Fresno county, Cal.
DIED October 5, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
CAMPBELL- In Trigg county, Kentucky, September 19th, 1889, Thomas P. CAMPBELL, a native of Christian COunty, Kentucky, aged 84 years. (The deceased was the father of Judge J. B. CAMPBELL of Fresno.)
WULBERN- At the residence of F. L. WULBERN's near Mariposa, October 2d, 1889, John HENRY WULBERN, a native of California, aged 25 years.
October 12, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Married October 12, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
SMITH- DALY- At Fresno, Cal., at the residence
of the brides mother, Mr. George SMITH to Miss Alice DALY
The bride is the daughter of the late Judge Richard DALY, who, for many years, was identified with Mariposa County. She is a Mariposa born girl, and although her parents left when she was still but a child, still she has many friends who will join in wishing her happiness in her new life.
October 19, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
October 26, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 26, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
GOUCHER- At San Francisco, October 18th, 1889, to the wife of Hon. G.G. GOUCHER, a daughter.
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
DODD - SMITH marriage October 5, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
We do not often get the romance of a run-away wedding, up in these picturesque hills, but last Friday our town was so honored. In the afternoon a carriage containing a gentleman and lady, came into town from the Merced direction, and from the looks, they ever and anon, cast behind them as they drove down the street, surmises began to be indulged in that they were probably looking out for the " old man," or the customary big brother. They drove to the Mariposa Hotel, and that evening Judge TEMPLE sealed the bond which licensed them to legally tear each others eyes out. The names of the happy pair were, Miss Josie SMITH, and Mr. Jack DODD of Fresno county, Cal. The bride was very pretty, and although we do not know why they ran away, still we don't blame the groom for stealing her, if that was the only available way.
WULBERN, Henry October 5, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Henry WULBERN.
John Henry WULBERN, eldest son of Frank Lewis WULBERN, died at the residence of his father, near Mariposa, last Wednesday evening about 7:30 P.M. Mr. WULBERN has been sick for neaarly two years, suffering from that often slow but relentless disease consumption. In the early spring, he was taken to the German Hospital at San Francisco, in the hope that something might be done for him. But he was always already too far gone for human help, and returned home to linger a few months, and has now passed away at the early age of 26. Mr. WULBERN was a young man of good character and hopeful prospects, who, if he had lived, would have continued to shown himself a valuable and worthy member of society. His death is a serious loss to his family, friends and to our community. He leaves a wife and two children. His family and relatives have the sympathy of a large number of friends. The funeral took place on Friday at 2 o'clock P.M., and was largely attended.
Vitals November 1889
November 16, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
November 23, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 23, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
STEWART- At Sherlocks November 19th, 1889, to the wife of George STEWART, a daughter.
Died November 23, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
TOBEY- At Madera, November 10th, 1889, Philip TOBEY, a native of New York, aged 33 years.
GUEST- At Bear Valley, November 15th, 1889, John GUEST, a native of England, aged about 59 years.
November 30, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 30, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
STEELE- In Merced, November 21st, 1889, to the wife of Lee R. STEELE, daughter
Obituaries, wedding and birth announcements.
TOBY, Phil. November 16, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Phil. TOBY, an old-time stage driver of this
valley, died at Madera on Saturday. Mr. TOBY was a member in good standing
of Snelling Lodge, I.O.O.F.
Deceased was well known in this county, having been employed by WASHBURN & Co. for many years.
GUEST, John W. November 23, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. John W. GUEST, a pioneer of the county,
died at his home in Bear Valley on Friday the 15th instant. He had always
been a quiet, good citizen, and for many years had made Bear Valley his
home. He leaves a large family all of whom are grown and nearly all reside
in this county. He was an honored member of Oso Lodge No. 110, I.O.O.F.
and was buried under the auspices of that order. The funeral which took
place on Saturday, was largely attended, a number of our citizens being
present. Mr. GUEST was a native of England, and was aged 59 years.
Vitals December 1889
December 7, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
December 14, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
December 21, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
December 28, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, wedding and births announcements
MALONE, James H. December 14, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
Death of James MOLONE.
James H, MALONE, one of the pioneers of this county, died on Monday of this week. Over a quarter of a century of his life has been spent in the vicinity of Mariposa, in milling, mining, and other enterprises. He was a quiet, unobtrusive citizen, and merited the good will and esteem of all who knew him. He had been singularly unfortunate for many years, for while making considerable sums of money at various times, he seemed never to have the faculty of holding on to any, and so in his old age and feeble health, misfortunes crowed faster upon him, and he died poor. He was buried in the public cemetery on Wednesday. We believe he was without relatives in this State, with the exception of a nephew, Mr. Luther WAGONER, of San Francisco.
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January 18, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Died January 18, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
BECKNELL- In Traver, January 10th, 1890 John C. BECKNELL, aged 32 years.
HARRINGTON- In San Francisco, January 13th,
1890. Peter HERRINGTON, of Merced, a native of Ireland, aged 36 years.
Mr. HARRINGTON was well known in Mariposa and he had many friends among our citizens. His home has been in Merced for many years, and his remains were brought to that place for burial.
January 25, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 25, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
OLCESE- At Hornitos, January 9th, 1890, to the wife of Frank OLCESE, a son.
Married January 25, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
BRANSON- GUEST- In Merced, January 15th, 1890, John S. BRANSON to Miss Lillie GUEST, both of Mariposa County.
MOORE- BRANSON- In Merced, January 15th, 1890, by Rev. Mr. WILSON, W.O. MOORE to Miss Theresa BRANSON, both of Merced.
Died January 25, 1890- Mariposa Gazette
REYNOLDS- In Mariposa, Cal., January 17th, 1890, Miss Hattie P. REYNOLDS, a native of Ohio, aged 30 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
REYNOLDS, Hattie January 25, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Miss Hattie P. REYNOLDS.
On Jan. 17th, death again invaded our family circle, and took with him one, who in her visits here had become very dear to us. Miss Hattie REYNOLDS was the great niece of the late editor of the Gazette, and first visited Mariposa three years ago, remaining several months, after which she returned to her home in Oakland, Nebraska. After the lapse of four or five months she came to us again, and as her health was much improved here, she remained eight months, when she again returned to Oakland to put her affairs there in good shape preparatory to coming back to California to make her home. She visited Oberlin, Ohio, in June to attend the Commencement at Oberlin College, of which she was a graduate. Her health was bad while there, so, as soon as she was able to travel, she turned her face towards our coast hoping for a renewal of the excellent health she had ever enjoyed here. But it was not to be, and exactly two months from the day she arrived here, her spirit left us. For many years her health had been delicate, and the enfeebled constitution could not stand the strain of severe sickness. She was a consistent christian girl, and her life was one beautiful chain of charitable acts, towards those by whom she was surrounded, and all who knew her intimately, loved her. Her funeral on Sunday was well attended, and not withstanding the bad conditions of the roads , a large number followed her to the last home in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
AH PIE January 25, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
A Chinaman named AH PIE, was drowned last Saturday, in Sherlock's creek.
BELL, James January 25, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Fresno, January 18. -- James BELL, a pioneer
of this county, perished in the snow on Dunlops mountain yesterday while
attempting to make his way from Fresno Flats to Fine Gold Gulch. He was
found frozen to death about eight miles southeast of the flats.
The deceased was once a prominent jeweler of this place, and a brother of Ed. BELL, the well remembered Clerk of this county.
DWYRE, Mrs. J. January 25, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. J. DWYRE, a young married lady of Jackson, died a few days ago from an overdose of laudanum, prescribed by her physician, for a pin in her side. Just who to blame is uncertain, the doctor ordered it given in divided portions, and the nurse claims to have followed directions, but the result remains, and the husband and one child are left.
Vitals February 1890 Mariposa Gazette
February 1, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
February 8, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 8, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
LATCHAW- At Elkhorn January 21st, 1890, to the wife of Frank LATCHAW, a son.
Died February 8, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
LATCHAW- At Elkhorn, February 3d, 1890, Frank
B., infant son of, Mr. and Mrs. LATCHAW.
VALENTINE- In this city, January 30th, 1890, William VALENTINE, a native of New York, aged 63 years and 2 months.
Mr. VALENTINE was once a well known residence of this county having lived in the vicinity of Bear Valley and Quartzburg. Both himself and wife are well remembered here.
February 15, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Married February 15, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
LAWRENCE- PETTY- In Fresno, February 2d, 1890, Henry F. LAWRENCE, of Merced, to Miss Eva A. PETTY, of Fresno.
Died February 15, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
COOP- Near Darrah, Mariposa, County, Cal., February 11th, 1890, Green COOP, a native of Tennessee, aged 66 years.
February 22, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 22, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
TEMPLIN- At Yountville, Cal., February 18th,
1890, William TEMPLE, aged 75 years.
Mr. TEMPLIN was for many years a resident of Solomon's Flat, near Coulterville. He was a Mexican Veteran, and had been a inmate of the Soldier's Home, at Yountville since 1888. He was well known in this county as a quiet good citizen, and one of his comrades, in a letter to us, says that he was universally liked by his comrades, and was kindly nursed and attended by them during his last illness.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
MASON, February 8, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
The seven year old son of E. C. MASON was instantly killed at his home in Plainsburg on Monday last from an explosion of powder. He was alone at the time in a shed near the house and it was supposed that he had a can of powder which was touched off with matches. The shed was blown to atoms and the concussion from the explosion broke several windows in his father's hotel, forty feet distant. - STAR.
Man Wo CHUN February 15, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Fresno, February 3. - Man Wo CHUN, a wealthy
Chinese merchant, who died at Borden on the 31st ult., was buried yesterday
at Madera. The funeral was attended by white people largely, who
desired to show their respect for the deceased.
This afternoon Ah YAW, wife of the deceased, died of a broken heart on account of the death of her husband. After his death she has refused to eat or to be comforted.
COOP, Green February 15th, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Another Pioneer Gone.
Green COOP, one of Mariposa's old and respected citizens passed away from life on Feb. 11th, 1890. Mr. COOP came to the county in its palmier days, and has staid by it in its changed fortunes. He, at one time, lived in the town of Mariposa, also for a few years on Sherlocks creek, but for the past fifteen or more years, has made his home at Snow Creek, where he had helped improve a valuable ranch. His wife died many years ago, leaving him to bring up alone, a family of young children. For a number of years he has been afflicted with a disease of the throat and breast, which finally resolved itself into aneurysm of the heart. His suffering was so intense that he hailed death as a blessed release, and when the summons came he was ready to go. Mr. COOP was an honored member of the Masonic fraternity, under whose auspices he was buried in their cemetery at Mariposa, Friday afternoon. Three of his children were with him during his dying hours, the married daughter, Mrs. CRONIN, being unable to be present.
KOCHER, Charles February 15, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Charles KOCHER.
News by telegraph from Portland, Or. of the
death of Charles KOCHER, son of the hardware merchant of Merced, has been
received. After an illness caused by typhoid fever, he expired on Sunday,
the 8th instant in a Catholic Hospital in Portland, attended by the Sisters
of the institution. Mr. KOCHER and family are grief-stricken and almost
inconsolable at the thought that no relatives that no relative was near
their loved one in the parting hour. The deceased was highly esteemed by
many friends in Merced, as he had spent all the days of his childhood and
young boyhood here. At the time of his death, he was 21 years and 8 months
old. The sudden death of his brother, Hermann, is still fresh in the minds
of the family and friends. He, too, was twenty-one years and three months
old when called from earth-life, but the sisters, and brothers and the
father, had the satisfaction of tenderly nursing and caring for the elder
one, and of looking upon the calm, sweet face, but poor Charley died amid
strangers. Mr. KOCHER and family have the sincere sympathy of the whole
community in this, their hour of affliction. ARGUS.
Deceased was a brother of Mrs. H. P. FARNSWORTH, of this place, and her many friends will sympathize with her, in this sudden bereavement.
Vitals March 1890 Mariposa Gazette
March 1, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
March 8, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 8, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
ELLINGHAM- In Mariposa, March 2d, 1890, to the wife of John J. ELLINGHAM, a daughter.
Died March 8, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
PEARD- At Mount Gaines, near Hornitos, March
1st, 1890, Martha Ellen, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. PEARD, aged 18
The death of this little one was particularly sad to us. She had just reached the age which is so attractive to parents, the time when the wee ones begin to prattle. She was a fine healthy little girl up to her death sickness, which was sudden and sharp. But the angel called, and she folded the pretty baby hands, on the innocent breast, and went to join the three little brother who had gone before. The mother feels the loss more keenly, as she is at present alone in her grief. Mr. PEARD being far North, among the snow drifts, working to support his family, and not yet knowing that his little pet is in the grave; but kind neighbors and friends have ministered to her, as far as was in their power to do.
March 15, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
March 22, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 22, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
HUNTER- In Mariposa, March 17th, 1890 to the wife of W. W. W. HUNTER, a daughter.
DIED March 22, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
SCHOFIELD- In Sacramento, Cal., March 2d, 1890,
Mary A. SCHOFIELD.
Deceased was the widow of the late George SCHOFIELD, well known in Mariposa, and was the mother of Mrs. Charles FRANK, of Whitlock's.
March 29, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 29, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
HENDRICKS- At Chowchilla, March 25th, 1890, to the wife of Fred HENDRICKS, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
GARBARINI, J. A. March 22, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Drowned. - J. A. GARBARINI, an old and well known resident of the neighborhood of Clinton, was found dead in the South Fork of Jackson creek, between ALVISE'S and WOOD'S, on Sunday morning, by one of the RATTO boys. It seems that the victim was in Jackson during the afternoon of Saturday. Towards evening, he started to walk home. The creeks had been considerably swollen by the heavy rains, and he took the trail along the north bank of the creek, thereby avoiding the necessity of fording the creek. It must have been getting dark when the fatal mishap occurred. One of his sons was walking several yards in advance, and reached home, thinking that the old man would be along in due time. GARBARINI had been drinking during the day, but no more then usual. THere is a point in the trail where some brush had been cut, and a twig or a stump projected over the path. It was on the edge of the creek. It is supposed- and the marks in the vicinity bear the theory- that the deceased tripped over the obstacle, and fell into the creek, which was about eighteen inches deep. He was carrying a sack containing some tools at the time, and some heavy rainstorm must have occurred on the trip, which probably chilled him to such an extent that he could not make effort to get out. The body was found Sunday morning by one of the RATTO boys about a hundred yards from the spot where he is supposed to have fallen in. There was no mark of violence, except a slight red mark along the back, which no doubt was caused by contact with the gravel bed of the creek. In his hand he still grasped the sack of tools, showing that he could have made scarcely any effort to get out. His clothing was not torn to any extent, but was of course filled with sand. His features were perfectly natural, and all papers he carried with him were in his pockets. There was not the slightest reason to doubt that the affair was purely an accident. The relatives did not wish an inquest held, and the coroner was not notified. The funeral took place Tuesday, the remains being buried in the Protestant cemetery. Deceased was a member of the Masonic fraternity. He leaves a widow and a large family of grown up children. He was a very skillful artisan, and in the way of fixing safe-locks, guns, etc., had few equals.- Amador Ledger.
RYSER, Samuel March 29, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
A Sudden Death.
Samuel RYSER, an employee of Sawyer Bro's, butcher shop, died at Grogan's hotel Monday afternoon last, from lockjaw. About two weeks ago he ran a splinter under the thumb of his left hand, and soon after had it extracted and continued his duties, thinking nothing more about it. In a few days, however, his arm and back began paining him, when he took to his bed and died of lockjaw. The deceased was a native of Switzerland, aged 32 years. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon. - Express.
Vitals April 1890 Mariposa Gazette
April 5, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Marriages April 5, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
SMITH- BRADFORD- At Fresno Flats, March 30, 1890, Walter SMITH to Miss Daisy BRADFORD, both of Grub Gulch.
BLACK- NEWMAN- In Mariposa, at the residence of M. NEWMAN, March 30, 1890, by Rev. W. A. BOOHER, Alexander G. BLACK to Mrs. Ida E. A. NEWMAN, both of Mariposa County.
Died April 5, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
STINDT- At Princeton, March 29th, 1890. John STINDT, a native of Germany, aged 80 years.
WELLS- In Madera, March 26th, 1890, Ida May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard WELLS, aged 7 years, 4 months and 11 days.
CASTOR- In San Francisco, March 28th, 1890,
Mrs. Wilhelmina CASTOR, beloved mother of Mrs. J.W. WILCOX and Henry and
Charles CASTOR, a native of Germany, aged 68 years, 7 months and 15 days.
Mrs. CASTOR came to this county from Cape Giradeau, Missouri, with her husband and children in 1854, and after residing for about one year at Buckeye, removed to Mariposa, where she resided for nearly twenty years. Her eldest son, August, died here in 1868, and her husband, John W. CASTOR, about ten months later, in 1869. During her residence here, the excellence of her character gained her a host of friends, which was amply testified to at her funeral, by the large concourse of old friends, who had known her formerly. In 1874, the deceased removed to Merced, where she established a flourishing millinery business. About four years ago she removed to San Francisco to live with her daughter, Mrs. J. W. WILCOX, at whose residence she was, on December 26th, 1889, when apparently in the best of health, suddenly prostrated by a stroke of paralysiis of the brain, which finally terminated, on March 28th, in her death. In accordance with the wishes often expressed by her, she was buried in the Catholic cemetery at Mariposa, in the same lo, where her son and husband rest. Deceased had been an exemplary women in all her relations of life, as a wife, a mother, and a friend, and her death is deeply deplored, not only by her immediate family, but by a large circle of friends.
Sickness prevented Mr. J. W. WILCOX, son-in-law of the deceased, from attending the funeral.
April 12, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
April 19, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Married April 19, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
ADAIR- SANGUINETTA- In Merced, April 15th, by the Rev. Father McNAMARA, Mr. William W. ADAIR to Miss Amelia SANGUINETTA.
CASTRO- ROAN- At Mariposa, Cal., April 8th, 1890, by G. W. TEMPLE, J.P., Mr. Tiburcio F. CASTRO to Miss Mariaupa ROAN.
Died April 19, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
McLEAN- Near Indian Gulch, April 8th, 1890, of paralysis, William McLEAN, a native of Canada, aged 68 years.
April 26, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
BLACK- NEWMAN marriage April 5th, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
A wedding took place in town last Sunday, which was a genuine surprise to most of us, but not, as surprises often are, an unpleasant one. Mr. A. G. BLACK, an old and honored resident of our county, and Mrs. Ida E. A. NEWMAN, so long and pleasantly known as the proprieties of the Mormon Bar store and inn, were the parties, and we feel sure that we express the general feeling of the community in extending to them our congratulations and wishing them many years od wedded happiness.
WARD, Russel H. April 19, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Gone to Rest.
An Old Pioneer Of Merced County Passes Away.
The following notice of Russel H. WARD, so
well-known to all the legal fraternity in this part of the State, is from
the Merced Express, which also publishes the highly eulogistic and appropriate
resolutions, presented by the Bar Association, of Merced county, to the
Court, Hon. J. M. CORCORAN, of Mariposa county, presiding.
Russel H. WARD, a prominent lawyer of Merced, died at his residence, on 21st Street, in this place, on Wednesday evening last, after an illness of about 10 days, from a complication of diseases. The deceased removed from the State of Arkansas to California in the year 1852, when about sixteen years of age. He remained in Southern California until the following year, when he removed to Tuolumne county, and there resided until about 1860, thence to Merced county, where he has resided continuously until his death. Mr. WARD has filled , at different times, honorable official positions in this county. In 1865, he was elected a member of the Assembly, and served his constituents with honor and distinction. Upon his return from duties as Assemblyman, he was admitted to practice law in all the Courts of the 13th Judicial District of the State of California, and has followed his profession ever since. He was twice elected District Attorney of Merced county, which office he filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to the taxpayers. As a lawyer he stood in the first ranks, and was always true and faithful to his clients. For several years he has been in feeble health, but his great energy and indomitable will sustained him until his vital machinery gave out and he had to succumb to the will of Him who said " Dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return." He leaves a wife, three daughters and three sons to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. He leaves hosts of friends behind who have been steadfast in his life time, and who deeply sympathize with his family in their bereavement.
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from the First Presbyterian Church, and was largely attended. The procession, which was led by the Merced Brass Band, was one of the largest that ever passed through the streets of our city. All thhe business houses were close during the afternoon.
Vitals May 1890 Mariposa Gazette
May 3, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 3, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
EGENHOFF- In Mariposa, April 28th, 1890, to the wife of David F. EGENHOFF, a daughter.
PRIEST- At Colorado, April 28th, 1890, Josiah PRIEST, a native of Maine, aged 53 years.
DOUGLAS- At San Francisco, April 21st, 1890, Gilbert DOUGLAS, a native of Vermont, aged 67 years.
SEGOBIO- At Colorado, May 2d, 1890, Pablina SEGOBIO, a native of Chili aged 61 years.
May 10, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
May 17, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 17, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
GRIBBLE- At Mabert, Nevada County, Cal., May 11th, to the wife of James GRIBBLE , a daughter.
Died May 17, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
BRAY- At Gertrude, Fresno County, Cal., May 14th, 1890, Mrs. Mary BRAY, a native of England, aged 70 years.
MYERS- At San Jose, May 6th, 1890, Joseph MYERS, a native of Mariposa, aged 25 years.
May 24th, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 24, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
COLLINS- In Hornitos, May 14th, 1890, to the wife of Henry COLLINS, a son.
Married May 24, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
LAREW- PRATT- At Pea Ridge, May 21st, 1890, at the residence of the husbands mother, by Rev. W. A. BOOHER, Mr. James A. LAREW to Miss Emma PRATT.
Died May 24, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
PUNCE- In Mariposa, May 17th, 1890, Batoldo PUNCE, a native of Chili, aged 60 years.
DERRICK- At Hornitos, May 14th, 1890, Mrs. August DERRICK, (colored), age about 70 years.
May 31, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 31, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
RIED- In Mariposa, May 24th, 1890, to the wife of Dr. W. C. RIED , a son.
Married May 31, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
STORY- McCANN- In Mariposa, May 26th, 1890, by the Rev. W. A. BOOHER, Mr. George W. STORY to Miss Kate McCANN.
Died May 31, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
MONROE- At Red Mountain, May 24th, 1890, Louis Agustus MUNROE, a native of Georgia, aged 70 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
PRIEST, Josiah May 3, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Josiah PRIEST.
Josiah PRIEST, a native of the State of Maine, and aged about fifty-three years, died at his home on Bear Trap, near Colorado, in this county, Monday morning, April 28th. The deceased was a well known and respected citizen of Mariposa County, and came here from his native state in the year 1860 and settled near Colorado, where he has continuously resided ever since, and followed the occupation of a miner. He had for the pst year been a severe sufferer from that fatal disease, dropsy, which finally caused his death, and on Tuesday April 28th, he was buried near his home. The funeral was largely attended by old friends and acquaintances of Sherlock's, Colorado and Mariposa. A wife and six children are left to mourn the irreparable loss of a kind and devoted husband and father.
BURGER, Henry May 3, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
An Unprovoked Murder.
Madera, April 27. - A murder was committed to-day on one of Henry MILLER'S ranches, near Firebaugh. August KOENIG an old employee, shot and killed Henry BURGER, the harnessmaker on the Dos Palos ranch. From what can be ascertained the man had no previous trouble. August KOENIG said he was going to kill Henry MILLER and E. H. MILLER, the foreman of the Dos Palos ranch. He went into the room of the men and got a shotgun therefrom. BURGER asked him where he was going and what he intended doing. It was then that KOENIG turned and, with an answer fired the fatal shot, killing Burger instantly. KOENIG left the place of the murder, and a pose of men over took him about two miles distant and he was shot and wounded resisting arrest. Their was strong talk of lynching him. He was immediately brought to Madera and had his wounds dressed. They are considered fatal.
LAREW- PRATT wedding May 24th, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Wedding at Pea Ridge.
Mr. James A. LAREW and Miss Emma A. PRATT,
of Pea Ridge, were married a the residence of the bride's mother, by Rev.
W. A. BOOHER, who very impressively rendered the Methodist marriage ceremony,
at 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning. Mr. William H. SMITH and Miss Alice
PRATT, acted as bridesgroom and maid. After the ceremony was performed,
a bounteous dinner was partaken of, at the conclusion of which, amid a
shower of old shoes, rice and the best wishes of all present, the happy
couple started for the Yosemite Valley, which delightful place they will
view by the joyous light of the honeymoon. The congenial concourse of relatives
and friends who witnessed the union consecrated, after the departure of
the happy couple, went to Striped Rock and enjoyed the remainder of the
day in picnic fashion. Those present were; Mrs. N. A. PRATT, Rev. Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. BOOHER, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. LAREW, Mrs. Mary E. DICK: Misses
Alice PRATT, Cora, Stella and Clarise SMITH, Alice HODGSON, Dora, Annie
and Ernie COUGHRAN; Messr. Walter and Paul PRATT, Wm. H. and James S. SMITH,
Geo. W. TEMPLE, F. M. YOCUM, D. L. HARRIS, Joel ASHWORTH and Joseph HODGSON.
Besides thanks which we gladly give for a liberal supply of wedding cake from Mr. and Mrs. James A. LAREW, they have our best wishes and hopes, that the supreme happiness so manifest in the first moments of their union may constantly accompany them through a long and successful life of blessed unity.
DAVEY, C. May 31, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
A Fatal Mishap. - At 9 o'clock on Thursday morning, the eight horse flour team, belonging to Henry Nelson of Merced Falls, and driven by C. DAVEY, was driven on board the ferry-boat at La Grange, and while being ferried across, one of the cables broke so that the current, which, on account of the extremely high water, was very swift in sweeping the boat suddenly around, listed it, so as to throw the team overboard. DAVEY thinking the boat would upset jumped on one of the horses and lost his life trying to land on an island. The boat swung around and the loaded wagon and remained of the team were saved.
OSTRANDER, Frank May 31, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Supposed Suicide.- Frank OSTRANDER, son of Hon. H. J. OSTRANDER, was found dead on the grave of his child in the Knights of Pythias cemetery at Merced at 11 o'clock A. M. on Wednesday last. He was ex-District Attorney of Merced county, and Secretary of the Merced Board of Trade. It is needless to add that he is well known, being the first white child born in Merced County, and was about thirty-seven years of age. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss. It was evident that death was caused from a dose of laudanum, probably taken with suicidal intent. His family and friends receive the deep sympathy of the entire community.
STOREY- McCANN wedding May 31, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. George STOREY and Miss Kate McCANN were married last Monday evening. Mr. STOREY has resided in the county about three years, and during that time has become well and favorably known. His bride is a native of our town and is a person of a very modest retiring disposition. We join their many friends in wishing them the enjoyment of a long and happy union.
MONROE, Louis A. May 31, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Louis A. MUNROE.
The death of Louis A. MUNROE, the well known colored man of that name, removes another old settler of Mariposa county. Coming here, in the fifties as a free man, with his wife, he carried on the business of a barber, on Main Street, for a number of years, residing in town. After awhile he took up the ranch, on which he lived for many years, about six miles south-east of Mariposa, where by industry and perseverance he succeeded in making one of the finest ranches in the county. Mr. MUNROE leaves no children. His only son, George, who was favorably known to the traveling public in Europe, as well as in this country, as one of the most skilled and trusted stage-drivers of the Yosemite Stage lines, preceded him to the grave by several years. Mr. MUNROE's health has been failing for sometime, but was hastened by the accident of being thrown out of a wagon some weeks ago. He was buried in the Mariposa graveyard, and his funeral was attended by quite a number of our older residents.
Vitals 1890 Mariposa Gazette
June 7, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 7, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
HAMILL- At Cathey's Valley, May 29th, 1890, to the wife of James C. HAMILL, a son.
Died June 7, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
OSTRANDER- In Merced, May 27, 1890, F. M. OSTRANDER, a native of Merced county, aged 37 years.
June 14, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 14, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
McFADDEN- At Bear Valley, June 5th, 1890, to the wife of Albert McFADDEN, a daughter.
Married June 14, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
REED- KOCHER- In Merced, June 15th, 1890, By Rev. Mr. WILSON, F. W. REED to Miss Mary KOCHER, both of Merced.
Died June 14, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
CURTIS- In San Francisco, June 5th, 1890, Mrs. Coelia C., beloved wife of L. CURTIS of Merced Falls, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 68 years.
ALSANSON- At Maxwell, Colusa County, Cal., June 6th, 1890, Rev. John M. ALSANSON, a native of Austria, aged 61 years.
ANDERSON- At Grub Gulch, Fresno County, June 8th, 1890 A. B. ANDERSON, a native of Kentucky, aged about 70 years.
June 21, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 21, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
CAUZZA- OLCESE- At Oakland, Cal., June 18th, 1890, Mr. John B. CAUZZA to Miss Jennie OLCESE. Both of Oakland.
MUNIER- STEVES- Near Stockton, June 19th, at the residence of the brides parents, Mr. _______ MUNIER to Miss Clara STEVES.
THORN- BLODSOE- At Sherman, Texas, June 11th,
1890, David THORN to Miss IDA BLODSOE.
The groom is the oldest son of Thomas THORN, of Quartzburg. The young man has spent all of his life in Texas, except a few months in which he visited his father and staid in this county, last year. He made many warm friends while here all of who are united in wishing him much happiness.
Died June 21, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
first one is very unclear and will not be transcribed
on the belief that
no information is better than incorrect information.
WULBERN- Near Mariposa, Cal., June ??, 1890, Frank Lewis WULBERN, a native of Germany, aged 68 years.
RODRIGUES- At Pleasant Valley, Mariposa County, Cal., June 13th, 1890, Jose RODRIGUES, a native of Mexico, aged 57 years.
SMITH- At County Hospital, Mariposa County, Cal., Edmund SMITH, a native of West Indies, aged 68 years.
LALANE- At Mariposa June 18th, 1890, John LALANE, a native of France, aged 60 years.
June 28, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 28th, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
TRABUCCO- At Bear Valley, June 16th, 1890, to the wife of John B. TRABUCCO, a daughter.
SMITH- At Pine City, Mariposa County, Cal., May 31st, 1890, to the wife of Kelley SMITH, a son.
JOYCE- At Murphy's, Calveras County, Cal.,
June 1st, 1890, to the wife of W. M. JOYCE, twin sons.
DIED June 28, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
HARVEY- In San Francisco, June 23d, 1890, Rebecca
C., beloved wife of John G. HARVEY, and youngest daughter of M. A.
MELLO, a native of Mariposa, Cal., aged 23 years, 5 months and 2?
The above notice refers to one of Mariposa's daughters, but who left here in her early childhood. Death has been busy in the MELLO family, this being the sixth member removed within three years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
GROSJEAN, Joseph June 21, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
A BRUTAL MURDER.
Last Saturday morning, our community was shocked
by the news that a horrible murder had been committed at the ranch of Mr.
Frank GROSJEAN, a young man of nineteen years, being the victim. It appears
that he usually left the home about 6 o'clock in the morning, for the hayfield,
where he was engaged in cutting hay. One of hs sisters was in the habit
of driving a sulky-rake into the field, about 9 o'clock, and helping him
care for the crop. On Saturday morning when she drove into the field, she
saw his team standing on the opposite side, and on driving to the place,
was horrified to find the lifeless form of her brother upon the ground.
He had been shot in the heart, and death had been instantaneous. The proper
officials were at once notified, and they proceeded to the spot,
where an inquest was held, and a careful examination was made to find some
clue which would lead to the detection of the murderer. Foot prints were
found leading from the woods, outside of the fence, to a point near where
the dead boy was laying, showing that the fiendish perpetrator of the deed
had come over the fence, and probably had called out to him or otherwise
attracted his attention, so that as he turned, afforded a clear aim for
the fatal shot. He had fallen backwards, with the left leg bent under him,
making it appear as if he had attempted to rise from a sitting posture.
There was no sign of any struggle. The oil can of the mowing machine was
on the ground, near by, showing that he evidently had stopped work for
the purpose of oiling the machine. The unfortunate boy was always considered
a quiet, industrious, inoffensive youth, and would not be supposed to have
even the ordinary enemies, which young people, who mingle much in society,
are always bound to have. But there must have been a fearful hatred towards
him, existing in the breast of some one, to prompt such a cowardly assassination.
We can understand how, in fits of passion, a man may be induced to take
the life of another, but to come upon a mere boy, engaged in the peaceful
pursuits of his home life and work, and wantonly murder him, without giving
him one chance for his life, must indeed be the work of a fiend. There
are many rumors, but if the officers have any clue , they have not, as
yet, revealed it. The family of the poor boy, claim that they have no knowledge
of any enemy who could have done the deed. The affair is in every way a
sad one; a young life blotted out without a moment of preparation, and
a gloom cast over a large circle of relatives and friends, while to the
outside world there is just one evidence more that we have more than our
share of lawless characters in our midst. Intense interest is felt in the
search which the officers are making, and we are eager to have the murderer
found and brought to justice.
The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, and a large number of people followed the unfortunate young man to his last resting place in the cemetery of Mariposa.
"Old Bullock" June 28, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Murder Among The Indians.
Last Thursday an Indian murder occurred near Wawona. An Indian, commonly known as " Old Bullock," who had long enjoyed the (among Indians not always safe reputation of being a " Medicine Man," " Doctor" or wizard), was shot and instantly killed, on Big Creek, near the road just over the bridge, a little over a mile this side of of Wawona. A few moments before Chas. LEIDIG, who carries mail, passed by and saw four Indians there, who immediately scattered into the bush. He recognized one of them, as Indian WILSON, who used to drive cattle for J. J. WESTFALL. A short time after he passed four shots were heard and search being made the body of Bullock was found. A Coroner's inquest was held, and an investigation was had by the Sheriff and District Attorney, which resulted in the apprehension of three Indians, WILSON, Peter and Indian Charley well known in Mariposa, and a white boy, John McCANN, who has lived with them most of the time for several years. The examination is set for Wednesday of next week. It is generally understood that this affair is the result of Indian prejudices and superstition. The dead man, to be a doctor or wizard, of the most dangerous kind. They believed that he possessed a medicine which he did not need to actually give, and have swallowed, but it was enough, within a certain distance to throw it at the person intended and death was , as they believed, sure. He had been credited with causing the death of almost every Indian who had died of late, and it is supposed they killed him to relieve themselves from the constant fear of injury or death at his hands.
TOOHY, Patrict June 28, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Patrick TOOHY died at the County Hospital last Friday from injuries received four days before. He was employed by Patrick REILLY, whose farm is five miles East of Merced. TOOHY and another man were engaged in hauling grain with a eight mule team, and with two wagons coupled together. The fastenings became uncoupled, and, TOOHY undertook to make them fast again, and for this purpose took hold of the tongue while the other man hitched two mules to the rear wagon in order to bring it close enough for TOOHY to make the coupling. Just at the moment the end of the tongue was near the rear axle of the front wagon, TOOHY, who had hold of it, attempted to pass in front of it. The tongue caught him in the stomach and pinned him to the axle, almost passing through his body. He was brought to the County Hospital and lingered until noon of last Friday. He was a native of Ireland and 40 years old.- Star, June 26th.
Vitals July 1890 Mariposa Gazette
July 5, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Died July 5, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
SCHOENFELD- In San Francisco, June 29th, 1890, Ernest SCHOENFELD, a native of Germany, aged about 38 years.
July 12, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 12, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
CASTLE- WILLS- In Cathey's Valley July 8th, 1890, at the residence of the bride's parents by the Rev. R. N. WILSON of Merced, Dr. Curtis H. CASTLE of Merced, and Miss Virginia WILLS of Cathey's Valley.
Died July 12, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
EGENHOFF In Traver, Tulare County, Cal., Lena, daughter of the late David EGENHOFF, a native of Mariposa County, age 19 years.
VANDERLAAN- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, Cal., July 4th, 1890, Nicholas VANDERLAAN, a native of Holland, aged 76 years.
July 19, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 19, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
VAN VALER- In San Francisco, July 7th, 1890, to the wife of W. H. VAN VALER, a daughter.
Died July 19, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
MARSHALL- In Washington, Nevada, July 7th, 1890, Carrie MARSHALL, a native of Mariposa, aged 20 years.
COLEMAN- In Coulterville, July 13th, 1890, William Barton COLEMAN, a native of Ireland, aged 57 years.
July 26, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 26, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
HALTERMAN- Near Merced, July 19th, 1890. To the wife of Daniel HALTERMAN, a daughter.
Died July 26, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
EGENHOFF- In Traver, Tulare Co., Cal., July 19th, 1890 Clarence EGENHOFF, a native of Mariposa aged 8 years.
COPE- In Coulterville, July 17th, 1890, Frank S. COPE, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 52 years.
CARASCO- Near Buffalo Gulch, July 23d, 1890. Miquel CARASCO, a native of Chili, aged 66 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
SCHOENFELD, Ernest July 5, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
The death notice of Mr. Ernest SCHOENFELD is published in to-days paper. Mr. SCHOENFELD was one of the early merchants here having a large store in the building occupied by S. A. REID & Co. He lived here for years until the country's prosperity began to wane when he left for Merced and finally moved to San Francisco where he has ever since resided. All of our older residents will remember him.
CASTLE- WILLS marriage July 12, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Tuesday, July 8th, was the day appointed for
the marriage of Dr. C. H. CASTLE, of Merced, and Miss Virginia N. WILLS,
of Cathey's Valley, and long before the hour named on the invitation cards,
carriage loads of expectant-looking people were seen driving up to the
pleasant residence of Mr. Benj. WILLS, the father of the bride. This is
one of the most comfortable homes in the valley, and on Tuesday it was
looking it's best; its wide porches and room decked with plants and flowers,
and wreathed with green vines. A beautiful bell of white oleanders and
palest pink roses, was hung, between the parlor doors, under which the
handsome couple took their places, and were united in marriage by Rev.
R. P. WILSON, according to the impressive ritual of the M. E. Church. The
bride, always a beautiful girl, looked unusually lovely, as she stood besides
the handsome gentleman, who was promising to cherish and protect her. Her
dress of mauve silk, was very aesthetically made, and was extremely becoming
to her. The groom, although a stranger to most of the assembled guests,
made friends of all, ere the day was passed, by his pleasant and genial
manner. After the marriage, the guest were invited to the dinning room,
where as elegant dinner was served. Mrs. WILLS and her daughters fully
understand the art of ministering to people, as shown by the way the dainty
Those present from Merced were, Rev. R. P. WILSON, wife and daughter; not forgetting the groom himself; besides Mr. and Mrs. S L.GIVENS and family. From Mariposa; Mrs. L. S. ??????, Miss J. L. JONES, John WEILER, Mrs. F. A. REYNOLDS, and son. Cathey's Valley: Mr. and Mrs. Benj. WILLS, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. CORNETT. Mrs. J. GIVENS, Mrs. R. C. MAY, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. WILLS, Mrs. REXFORD, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. REDMAN, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. WILKINSON, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. CATHEY, Mrs. S. M. THOMPSON; Misses Rose TURNER, Emma WILLS, Mamie WILKINSON, Allie and Fronia WILLS; Messrs. J. KIRKLAND, J. N. CATHEY, Oscar WULBERN, David LAIRD, Will ROWLAND, Fred SMITH, Jas. PRICE and Fred THOMPSON.
In addition to the grown people, the party was supplemented by twenty eight happy, healthy small boys and girls, who, besides taking in the wedding ceremony, also "took in" unlimited quantities of turkey, cake, lemonade and ice cream, and we heard two of them devoutly praying that there might soon be another wedding, so they might repeat the "taking in" process of Tuesday.
There were many handsome presents given to the bride, among which we noticed: Grand Piano, from the groom; handsome bible, Mr. and Mrs. Benj. WILLS; Silver tea set, Mrs. S. L. and Mrs. J. GIVENS; butter knife and pickle fork, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. CORNETT; silver tureen and ladle, Mrs. Dr. SHERMAN, Merced; pickle fork, Mrs. L. S. MILLER; cream ladle, Mrs. T. G. POOL, Stockton; card receiver, Mrs. M. J. WOOD, Merced; white shawl, Grace and Curtis CASTLE, Merced; point lace collar, Miss Delia McCORMICK, Stockton; pitcher and vases, Fred SMITH; glass and dish, Mr. and Mrs. John REDMAN; pair handsome vases, Oscar WULBERN; silver teapot, James PRICE; lace handkerchief, Mrs. Mary BOYNE'S, Oakland.
Dr. and Mrs. CASTLE left on Wednesday for Merced, where they were tendered a reception, that evening and on Thursday they started for San Francisco, thence to San Diego, where they propose passing a couple of months. Mrs. CASTLE has always been a favorite in Mariposa, and many kind wishes followed her in her new life.
MARSHALL, Carrie July 19, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
The death of Miss Carrie MARSHALL is announced elsewhere in this paper. She was the daughter of Mr. Thos. MARSHALL and was born and raised in this county. She was a bright, attractive girl, and her loss will be sorely felt by many young friends here.
EGENHOFF, Clarence July 26, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Little Clarence EGENHOFF died in Traver, Cal., July 19. He was the youngest child of Mr. David EGENHOFF and was a beautiful boy of about nine years of age. Words of warmest sympathy seem cold now, to the sorrowing mother who in two short weeks has consigned to the grave two beloved children, but the whole community here as well as in Traver, heartily sympathize with her, and the remainder of the family in their heavy loss. Little Clarence was born in Mariposa just before the family left for Traver and had made one more visit back here a year ago. He was an unusually bright child and many hearts are saddened when they think of the beautiful face now hidden from all who loved it here.
SULLIVAN, John L. July 26, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Reports reached here last Friday evening that John L. SULLIVAN had been shot and killed by MULDOON. Up to going to press the rumor had not been confirmed, but it will not be a matter of surprise, should it be true, as a man leading the violent and brutal life which he had, is sure, sooner or later, to die an unnatural death. Vitals August 1890 Mariposa Gazette
August 2, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 2, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
LIND- In Mariposa, July 25th, 1890, to the wife of Joseph LIND, a daughter.
August 9, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
August 16, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Married August 16, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
RUISE- GANN- At Tuolumne Hotel, Merced August 9, 1890, by Judge ROBINSON, Mr. Seperno RUISE and Miss Dora GANN, both of Athlone.
FISHER- HART- In Fresno, August 4, 1890, John FISHER to Nancy HART, both of Grub Gulch.
BORN August 16, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
MORRISON- Near Snelling, July 30th, 1890, to the wife of McHenry MORRISON a daughter.
Died August 16, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
TISCORNIA- In San Francisco, August 10th, Antonio TISCORNIA, Native of Italy, aged about 60 years.
HICKS- At the County Hospital August 12, 1890, Samuel HICKS, a native of Canada, aged 90 years and six months.
August 23, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
August 30, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 30, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
PALMER- At Chowchilla, August 26th, 1890, to the wife of Frank C. PALMER, a daughter.
SMITHERS- At Chowchilla, August 28th, 890, John H. SMITHERS, a daughter.
Died August 30, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
RIVERA- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, Cal., August 26th, 1890, Jesus RIVERA, a native of Mexico, aged 71.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
GEISE, S. W. August 23, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
S. W. GEISE, a well known lawyer of Fresno died on the 16th instant, at his home in that city.
McERLANE, Hugh August 30, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Hugh McERLANE.
Hugh McERLANE, a well known and highly respected citizen of Merced, died in Stockton, on Friday last, after a long and painful illness which he bore with nerve and fortitude. Deceased was well known in Mariposa where he had many warm friends who will cherish his memory for the many sterling qualities which go to make up the sum of true manhood. Those who mined in the early fifties at Sherlock's will never forget the cheerful voice, the lithe form and active steps of "Hughey McERLANE," one of " the boys" of pioneer times. His hand was ever ready and his purse open to help the needy and minister to the wants of the distressed. He never had to be urged on a mission of charity but was always found at the front as a volunteer. For a short term he held, by appointment, the office of Sheriff of that county and discharged its duties honestly and fearlessly. A friend who knew him intimately for a period of thirty-six years can testify, from personal knowledge, to his worth and joins heartily in the response to the summons which has beckoned him to the great hereafter, in words which can but faintly express the feeling of all who now "Hughey McERLANE;" " Truly a good man has gone."- Star.
Vitals September 1890 Mariposa Gazette
September 6, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
September 13, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 13, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
MASCHIO- In Hunter's Valley, August 2th, 1890, to the wife of Joseph MASCHIO, a daughter.
TISCORNIA- In Coulterville, September 3d, 1890, to the wife of Victor TISCORNIA, a daughter.
September 20, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 20, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
ASHWORTH- At Chowchilla, September 14th, to the wife of D. M. ASHWORTH, a son.
Died September 20, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
CATRON- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, Cal., James Madison CATRON, a native of Virginia, aged 71 years.
WARD- Near Lewis, Mariposa County, Cal., September 12th, 1890, Granville WARD, a native of Virginia, aged 62 years.
QUAVUS- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, Cal., September 17th, 1890, Martias QUAVUS, a native of Mexico, aged 70 years.
September 27, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 27, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
TURNER- In Mariposa, September 25th, 1890, to the wife of W. T. TURNER, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
CATRON, James M. September 20, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
James M. CATRON, an old resident of Mariposa, died very suddenly at the County Hospital on the 17th instant. He got up in the morning, apparently as well as usual but about a hour later Steward LIND found him dead in his room. Death, however, resulted from natural causes.
WARD, Granville September 20, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Granville WARD.
The people of Mariposa and surrounding country were surprised; on Saturday last to hear of the death of Granville WARD, one of the old citizens of the Lewis neighborhood. Mr. WARD has been a large stockraiser and rancher in this county for many years, and was always considered as one among our best citizens, quiet, industrious, and conscientious in his dealings with his neighbors. He had not been in very good health for some time, suffering from an accumulation of fatty matter around the heart, but up to eight days prior to his death he was able to go around and attend to his accustomed duties. Eight days before he died, he was returning from Plainsburg, when his horse jerked him around, and broke away from him, causing him to run quite a distance, which added to his feeble health, hastened his death. He leaves a widow and a large family to mourn his loss. The WARD family has been severely afflicted during the past two years, this being the fifth death which has occurred in it within that time. Two daughter, one son, a brother of Mr. WARD, and now himself. The funeral on Sunday was largely attended.
GIVENS, Elmer September 27, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
The funeral of little Elmer GIVENS, last Sunday, at the family burial place, near Hornitos, was largely attended. His untimely death cast a gloom over a large circle of friends and relatives. This is the third child that Mr. and Mrs. GIVENS have lost, one dying from lockjaw; one from the supposed bite of a insect, and now, Little Elmer, from being thrown from a horse. The parents have the warm sympathy of many friends, in their affliction.
Vitals October 1890 Mariposa Gazette
October 4, 1890 Mariposa GazettE
Married October 4, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
BARCROFT- REYES- In Madera, at the home of THEODORA ARRED?NDO, September 20, 1890, by Justice of the Peace ??????, Fred BARCROFT and Miss Cornelia REYES. Attendants David and Miss Mary BARCROFT.
STUKES - THOMAS- At Gertrude, Cal., Sept., ?, 1890, Mr. George STUKES and Miss Cora THOMAS.
HARBOUR- HERFORD- At Fresno Flats, Sept. ??, 1890, Mr. Wm. HARBOUR and Miss Nora HEREFORD.
October 11, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Died October 11, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
FEE- At the old Snediker Ranch, Mariposa County, October 3, 1890, Peter D. FEE, a native of California, aged 36 years.
UREN- At Chowchilla, October 6th, 1890, Simon UREN, a native of Great Britain, aged 62 years. ( Nevada papers please copy.)
October 18, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 18, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
McELLIGOTT- In Mariposa October 12th, 1890, to the wife of Patrick McELLIGOTT, a son.
October 25, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born October 25, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
ADAIR- In Merced, October 18th, 1890, to the wife of W. W. ADAIR, a son.
LITTLEJOHN- In Hornitos, October 19th, 1890, to the wife of J. B. LITTLEJOHN, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
THORN, Recca October 4, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
After many days of suffering, Frederica THORN, born April 30th, 1888, died and passed away from loving friends of earth life, Sept. 22, 1890. From the home nest of little happy chattering voices, one in silenced. Yet for those who miss and mourn the loss, there is hope in the silence of thought that even the best of friends cannot give. A yearning of heart, which teaches more than aught else, that the loved and lost to us here, have but gone before.
FEE, Peter October 11, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. Peter FEE died at his home near Merced Falls, on the 3d. instant. He has been afflicted with heart disease for sometime, and was quite unwell three weeks ago, while here attending court, but his sudden death was a surprise to all. He leaves a wife and two children who have the warm sympathy of many friends.
ULEN, Simon October 11, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Mr. Simon UREN, died very suddenly last Monday, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Frank PALMER, at CHOWCHILLA. Mr. UREN was injured at one time, in a mine in Nevada and has never been quite well since. He has been suffering for a time, from what was thought to be a common cold. On Monday morning, he arose apparently as well as common and after an attack of coughing, went to the door to expectorate, when Mr. PALMER heard a strange noise, and began dressing in haste, to go to him, but before he could reach him life was extinct. He had ruptured a main artery, and death was almost instantaneous. Mr. UREN formerly lived in Mariposa, and ws much respected by all who knew him. His wife was in Nevada and could not reach reach here in time to see him. He was a native of Cornwall, England, and was 62 years od age. The funeral took place on Wednesday, in Mariposa, under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity.
Vitals November 1890 Mariposa Gazette
November 1, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Married November 1, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
PARKINSON - KOCHER- In Merced at the residence of the bride's parents, Jacob KOCHER Oct. 29, 1890, by Rev. G. W. LYONS, Robert J. PARKINSON to Miss EMILY KOCHER.
Died November 1, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
FELDHAUS- Near Snelling, Oct. 26, 1890, John FELDHAUS, a native of Germany, aged 69 years.
November 9, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Married November 9, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
ARTHUR- WALLACE- In Tulare, November 2, 1890, Stephen ARTHUR to Miss Carrie WALLACE.
Died November 9, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
COOK. - In San Francisco, Nov. 3, 1890. Fannie B. beloved wife of J. J. COOK.
November 15, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 15, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
GOULD- In Merced, November 2d, 1890, to the wife of F. H. GOULD, a son.
Married November 15, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
KEMPF- MILBURN- In Merced, November 9th, 1890,
by Rev. Mr. WHITE, Wm. KEMPF to Miss Abbie MILBURN.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John MILBURN of Mariposa, and is well known to most of our people. She is a very pretty and worthy young lady, and we hope she has drawn a prize in the matrimonial lottery.
JORDON- McKAY- In Merced, November 9, 1890, by Rev. Mr. WHITE, Bert JORDON to Jenni McKAY.
Died November 15, 1890
IVETT- At his farm, near Merced Falls, Noovember 9, 1890, John IVETT, native of England, aged 72 years.
HALTERMAN- In Merced, November 11th, 1890, Jessie Louisa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan'l HALTERMAN, aged 3 months and 22 days.
FLORENTINO- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, Cal., November 11th, 1890, Montolla FLORENTINO, a native of Mexico, aged 70 years.
MASON- At the County Hospital, Mariposa County, Cal., November 11th, 1890, Henry R. MASON, a native of Virginia, aged 74 years.
November 22, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Died November 22, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
DAVILLA- In Merced, November 17, 1890, Angelita, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fernando DAVILA, aged 17 months.
Married November 22, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
PRICE- WILLS- In Cathey's Valley, November 20th, 1890, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. W. A. BOOHER, Mr. James D. PRICE and Miss Freda WILLS.
CLOUGH- McDONALD- In Merced, November 16th, 1890, by the Rev. James WHITE, S. B. CLOUGH and Miss Mary McDONALD.
THOMAS- FARNSWORTH- In San Diego, Nov. 8th,
1890, Mr. J. A. THOMAS to Miss Millie FARNSWORTH.
Mrs. THOMAS, was one of our Mariposa girls, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. FARNSWORTH. She has been teaching in San Diego Co., for some years past, and her many friends trust she has secured a prize. She visited her old home last summer, for the first time in several years.
November 29, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
HOUSE- FISKE- At Merced, November 20th, 1890,
by Rev. J. H. WHITE, Joseph H. HOUSE and Miss Mamie A. FISKE, both of Fresno.
The groom is a Mariposa boy, born and raised in Cathey's Valley. He is a steady, industrious young man, and has many friends who will join in wishing himself and bride a long and happy life. The Gazette was remembered with some delicious cake.
LOVE- BRENNER- At Fish Camp, November 20th, 1890, by D. M. LEITCH, J.P., Mr. Thomas W. LOVE and Mrs. Theodosia BRENNER.
ESKEW- NORTHRUP- At the Schlageter Hotel, Mariposa County, Cal., November 26th, 1890, by G.W. TEMPLE, J.P., Mr. E. W. ESKEW, of Merced, Cal., and Miss KATE V. NORTHRUP, of Hornitos, Mariposa County.
Died November 29, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
CHEATOM- At the County Hospital, Mariposa, Cal., November 27th, 1890, William Thomas Payne CHEATOM, a native of Tennessee, aged 65 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
FELDHAUS, John November 1, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
The remains of John FELDHAUS, of Snelling, were brought here for burial on Tuesday last. Mr. FELDHAUS was one of Mariposa's pioneers, living here in the early days, and for a time kept the Bear Valley and Hornitos toll road. Later on he sold out his interests in this county, and made himself and family a home in Merced county, where he has lived ever since. He was a quiet, good citizen and a kind husband and father, and had many friends among the older residents of Hornitos. The funeral took place here, Tuesday morning and the body was left at rest in the Catholic Cemetery, besides several of his children. He was a native of Germany, aged 69 years. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
STANFORD, Thomas November 1, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Thomas STANFORD, a miner living in the vicinity of the Barley Field, was buried last Tuesday, at the public cemetery. Mr. STANFORD was an old resident of that vicinity, he and his partner Capt. BRANGHAM, having mined for many years, in Sherlock's district.
COOK, Frannie November 8, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Frannie B. COOK.
Mrs. Frannie B. COOK, wife of J. J. COOK, died in San Francisco, on the 3d instant, after a lingering illness. Mrs. COOK was a native of New York, and came to California in early days, and for many years was a resident of this county. She was noted for her kindness, and sweetness of disposition, as well as for her superior intellectual powers. She was a writer of considerable ability, many beautiful poetic gems, in other days bear her name. Of late years the COOK family have resided in San Francisco, where she was much beloved. Two daughters, Mrs. C. M. WRIGHT and Mrs. F. C. BAXTER, and two sons, Jay B. and Horace, with the husband, besides many relatives are left to mourn the loss of this estimable women, while many friends will miss her.
IVETT, John November 15, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
John IVETT Found Brutally Murdered at His Home on the Merced River.
John IVETT, one of the oldest settlers and most respected citizens of Merced County, was foully murdered at his home on the Merced River, during the night of Sunday last, by someone yet unknown. Mr. IVETT was in the habit of retirering early and on the evening in question left what is called the " lower house," a large building occupied by his men, and where, in the absence of his wife, he ate his meals. He left there saying he would go to the upper house, a smaller building on the hill situated about two hundred yards distant, and after writing a letter to his wife, he ate his meals. He left there saying he would go to bed. This was about half past seven o'clock and he was never again seen alive. At the time of our going to press it is generally agreed that circumstances somewhat as follows must have happened: When Mr. IVETT left the lower house he went immediately to the upper dwelling and lighting a lamp commenced to write a letter to his wife who had for some time been in San Francisco for her health. The lamp was still burning the next morning and a half written letter with the open ink bottle and pen used in writing, lying near the lamp on the table. Where the writer had written the last words which he was to write in this world, a tap on the door announced the entrance of a visitor. Indications seem to point toward a short conversation between Mr. IVETT and the murderer, after which, following his hospitable habit, he invited the murderer to have a glass of wine in the cellar. Lighting another lamp the old man followed by the murderer repaired to the cellar and drank a glass or two of wine. The murderer was the first to ascend the cellar stairs. As Mr. IVETT, lamp in one hand and keys in the other, reached the head of the stairs and was about to to close down the cellar door, a murderous blow with a hatchet or some similar instrument cleft his skull. The lamp fell in the cellar below. Clutching the keys in his death grip, the man who had never harmed a human being, remained standing for a moment half unconscious and the blood pouring from the awful wound. The work of the murderer was not quite done. Another blow was needed and that blow came readily from a willing hand. In falling the cellar door fell on one foot holding it in a vice and preventing the body from rolling down the cellar. The blood gushed from the wounds over the clothes of the murderer and his feet where smeared with the red stream. It must have been at this point that the full measure of his awful crime became apparent. Taking with him the instrument of death he fled towards where his horse had been impatiently pawing the earth awaiting his return. The bloody tracks are there yet.- Star.
PRICE - WILLS marriage November 22, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
A Joyous Occasion.
Last Thursday according to announcement, the marriage of Mr. James PRICE, and Miss Fronia WILLS, was celebrated, at the hospitable home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. Benj. WILLS. A large number of relatives and friends had been invited, and nearly all responded by being present, for anyone who has once been invited to this pleasant home, is always anxious to go again. Miss Fronia is the sixth bride from the WILLS family, but none, even in this circle of beautiful women, have surpassed her in tender loveliness, nor in elegance of appearance. Her dress, the work of a Stockton modiste, was of soft clinging material with handsome oriental embroidery, which suited well the delicate coloring of the bride. The groom is one of the most energetic and progressive young men of Plainsburg, and is very highly esteemed where ever he is known. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. A. BOOHER, after which an elegant lunch was served. There was fully one hundred guests present, many of them from a distance. From San Francisco were, Mrs. A. M. CATHEY and Mrs. Mary YOUNG; Stockton Mr. and Mrs. Thos. POOLE and children; Merced, Dr. and Mrs. CASTLE, Miss Nettie PRICE, and Allie WILLS; Plainsburg, Mrs. E. KUHL, Messrs. Tom and Jeff PRICE; Mariposa, Rev. W. A. BOOHER and wife, Mrs. F. A. REYNOLDS, and Misses Daisy FARNSWORTH and ELLA ROWLAND. The bride received many beautiful presents from her friends, of which the following is a partial list: Silver mustard pot and spoon, Mrs. A. M. CATHEY; Silver cake stand, Mrs. Mary YOUNG; Silver tea pot, Mrs. Janie GIVENS; Silver cake basket, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. GIVENS; Silver teapot, Dr. and Mrs. CASTLE; Napkin rings, knives and forks, Mrs. Thos. PRICE, mother of groom; Berry spoons, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff PRICE; Cream ladle and sugar shell, Mr. and Mrs. McSWAIN; butter knife, Miss Nettie PRICE; Sugar Shell, Miss Alice PRICE; Butter knife and sugar shell, Miss Daisy FARNSWORTH; 1/2 doz. tea spoons, L. H. ROWLAND; Cake knife, Emma WILLS; Butter knife, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. PATE; Carving set, Mr. and Mrs. E. KAHL; Toilet set, Allie WILLS; Hand painted scent sachet, Miss Ella ROWLAND; Morrocco album, Mrs. E. G. LAIRD and family; Hand painted satin apron, Mrs. R. C. MAY; Handsome plush album, Tom PRICE; Celery stand, Millard and Roy TERRELL; Glass cake dish, Mr. and Mrs. TERRELL; Fine quartz specimen, J. N. CATHEY; Tidy, Mrs. J. B. WILKINSON; Lace collar, Mrs. S. THOMPSON; Lamp, Mrs. REXFORD; Handkerchief, Fred THOMPSON; Parlor lamp, Mrs. F. A. REYNOLDS. The young couple will spend a few days in San Francisco, prior to settling down into sober married life, at their home near Plainsburg.
ESKEW- NORTHRUP marriage November 29th, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
A Pleasant Wedding.
Last Wednesday evening a pleasant wedding occurred
at Schlageter's Hotel. The contracting parties were Mr. Emory ESKEW, of
Merced, and Miss Kate NORTHRUP, of Hornitos. Judge G. W. TEMPLE officiating.
Mr. ESKEW is a handsome, quiet young gentleman, and bears an excellent
reputation for industry for industry and exemplary habits. The bride is
a Mariposa girl, and it goes without saying that she is pretty. She looked
especially sweet and modest in a becoming dress of dark green, trimmed
with fur. Judge TEMPLE performed the ceremony in the parlor of the hotel,
which was brilliantly lighted, and filled with guest. Mr. and Mrs. SCHLAGETER
fully understand managing affairs of this sort, and everything moved on
harmoniously. After the completion of the ceremony, the company were served
with cake and champagne, and all joined in wishing health and prosperity
to the newly wedded couple. Messrs. McCANN and CASTRO, rendered some fine
music, after which the guests sought their homes, all hoping that they
might soon be invited to another wedding at Charley's.
Those present were; Mr. and Mrs. ESKEW, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. McELLIGOTT, Mr. and Mrs. Charlse SCHLAGETER, Mrs. Lucy S. MILLER, Mrs. F. A. REYNOLDS, Judge TEMPLE, Fred SCHLAGETER, Percy GALLISON, Dr. H. C. REID, Jos. J. TRABUCCO. Tom LIND, Charley MILBURN, J. L. SMITH, E. P. WASON, James FINNEGAN, Mr. DENNISON, Dan GALLISON, and Albert REYNOLDS.
WALLER, Bennie November 29, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
WALLER- At White Rock, November 14th, 1890,
Bennie youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. A. WALLER, aged 23 months, after
a brief illness, passed away.
The funeral took place on Saturday the 15th instant, at 2 o'clock P.M. A large number of people were present at the funeral ceremony, which was conducted by the Rev. T. L. JONES, who chose for the subject of his remarks, II Samuel, 12-13. "I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me."
The remains were interred in Mr. Lewis' cemetery, there to remain until the resurrection morn.
The neighbors all sympathize with the family in there bereavement, but " They sorrow not as those which have no hope."
Once we had a fragrant blossom,
Full of sweetness, full of love,
But the angels came and plucked it
For the beauteous realm above.
Little Bennie was our darling,
Pride of all the hearts at home,
But the angels floating lightly,
Came an whispered, " Bennie come."
Vitals December 1890 Mariposa Gazette
December 6, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 6, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
DUNCAN- At Madera, November 29th, 1890, to the wife of Thomas M. DUNCAN, a daughter. Weight 15 pounds.
ASHWORTH- At Chowchilla, December 2d, 1890, to the wife of Jack ASHWORTH, a daughter.
Died December 6, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
ASHWORTH- At Chowchilla, December 2d, 1890, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack ASHWORTH.
HARTFORD- Near Mariposa, December 5th, 1890, John HARTFORD, a native of Ireland, aged 68 years.
December 13, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 13, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
GUEST- At Bear Valley, November 25th, 1890, to the wife of James R. QUEST, a daughter.
Died December 13, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
LUDESHER- In Merced, December 9, 1890, Joseph LUDESHER, a native of Austria, aged 62 years, 3 month and 23 days.
ADAIR- In Merced, December 3, 1890, infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. ADAIR, aged six weeks.
December 20, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 20, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
due to unclear copy of these announcements
I will refrain from doing a
complete transcription. here are the names as best as I can make them
MONTGOMERY- NEIGHBOR John MONTGOMERY to Miss ADDIE L. NEIGHBOR
MOHR- LEARY J. P. MOHR to Eudora LEARY December 10, 1890
To unclear to read - BEACH December 14, 1890
Died December 20, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
OSTRANDER- Near Mariposa, December 15th, 1890. Mrs. H. J. OSTRANDER, a native of New York, aged 60 years, 9 months and 22 days.
December 27, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 27, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
WILLIAMSON- WEBB- At the El Capitan Hotel, December 20th, 1890, by Judge J. M. CORCORAN, of Mariposa, Mr. William WILLIAMSON and Miss Hattie WEBB, both of Fresno County.
Died December 27, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
PENDOLA- In Bear Valley, December 24th, 1890, Nicholas PENDOLA, a native of Italy, aged 62 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
SHILLING- WOODWARD marriage December 20, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
Cards are out announcing the marriage of Warren
SHILLING, formerly of Coulterville, and Miss Grace WOODWARD, of Oakland.
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