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Mariposa Gazette 1897
Vitals January 1897 Mariposa Gazette
January 2, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 2, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
ADAMS- Near Hornitos, December 27, 1896, to the wife of Ed ADAMS a son.
January 9, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 9, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
BECKERLEG- At Whitlocks, January 4, 1897, to the wife of W. T. BECKERLEG, a son.
January 16, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born January 16, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
GARBER- In Mariposa, January 9, 1897, to the wife of Henry GARBER, a son.
Died January 16, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
HARRIS- In Merced January 13th, 1897, Thomas HARRIS, a native of Wisconsin, aged 53 years.
January 23, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Died January 23, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
CASTAGNETTO- In Hunter's Valley, January 19th, 1897, Dominico CASTAGNETTO, a native of Italy, aged 74 years.
MERINO- In Hornitos, January 16th, 1897, Thomas MERINO, a native of Hornitos, aged about 20 years.
ALEXANDER- At Princeton, January 21st, 1897, John S. ALEXANDER, a native of Tennessee, aged 81 years.
January 30, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
SMITH, William January 2, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of WIlliam SMITH.
William SMITH, so of A.C. SMITH of White Rock, died at Bakersfield, Kern county, after an illness of but a few days. The deceased was a young man of exemplary habits and had a wide circle of friends, he was a native of Mariposa county where he spent the greater part of his life. Deceased was about 33 years of age. His body was brought up from Bakersfield and interred in the little graveyard of his native home at White Rock, last Tuesday, where the last sad tokens of respect to the dead were paid by his many friends and acquaintances, who had gathered there out of respect to their departed friend and to solace and comfort the relatives of the deceased who have sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction.
SMITH, William January 9, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Bakersfield, Kern county,
7, 1896, Wm. H. SMITH of White Rock, eldest son of A. C. SMITH.
A telegram came to James S. SMITH his brother, who went down and stayed with him until his decease and brought his remains to White Rock, where he was interred by the side of his mother in the Lewis cemetery.
He was a young man thirty three years of age, a native of Mariposa, California, much loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, always friendly and sociable.
His funeral was preached by Rev. T. J. JONES, who took for his text Job 14 2: "He cometh forth like a flower and is cut down, he fleeth also as a shadow and continueth not."
There were a great number of relatives and sympathizing friends who attended his funeral.
He leaves a father, three sisters and two brothers to mourn his loss:
Farewell brother, thou wast mild and lovely,
Gentle as the summer's breeze;
Pleasant as the air of evening,
When it floats among the trees.
Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in the grave so low,
Thou no more wilt join our number,
Thou no more our songs shall know.
Dearest brother thou has left us,
Here, thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
Then in Heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed.
Lewis, Cal. January 4, 1897
HARRIS, Thomas January 16, 1896 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Thomas HARRIS.
Tom HARRIS is dead was the news that
came over the telephone wire early last Wednesday morning. He died at
home in Merced on Tuesday night at a quarter past eight. His death was
not unexpected for he had been in poor health for a long time. He spent
part of the summer in the mountains of Lake county and returned much
in health and resumed his work, but again he was forced to go to the
for medical treatment from which place he returned about a week
to his death. He was a life long newspaper man. Having started to learn
the printers trade at the early age of thirteen in Mariposa under the
of James H. LAWRENCE. Years afterwards he became the proprietor of the
Mariposa Gazette. At the time of his death he was with his brother
was the proprietor of the Merced Star, whose columns this week are in
mourning over the untimely death of one of its proprietors.
He was well to the front in his calling in life, and had hosts of friends who tender their sympathy to the bereaved relative.
MERINO, Thomas January 23, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death Of Thomas MERINO.
Thomas MERINO the young man who was
shot by Manuel VALVERDE last week while fooling around with a revolver
died on Saturday morning. An inquest was held on the body, the verdict
of the Coroners jury exonerated young VALVERDE. The killing was
accidental. The boys were showing each other how they could shoot a
by putting one finger through the guard around the trigger and by
the pistol around cock and fire it with one motion. VALVERDE in
the feat had the misfortune to have the hammer of the pistol catch in
coat sleeve and the pistol was discharged hitting Merino and inflicting
the fatal wound. MERINO's statement of the occurrence was as related as
The funeral took place in Hornitos on Sunday and was largely attended. MERINO was a young man just on the verge of manhood, he was industrious and had many friends in the town where he had spent his whole life. His early and untimely death is to be regretted.
MASTERSON, Luke January 23, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Last Saturday a Mr. STEWART in
over the road near Knights ranch below Mormon Bar discovered the body
a man lying in the road. Upon investigation it was found to be Luke
The body was lying in a rut, deceased coat was found folded up and was
used for a pillow. His horse was found tied to a tree about ____ yards
below and his hat at about ______ yards from where the body was found.
It looks as though the deceased had lost his hat and had gotten off his
horse tied it up and went back after his hat and lay down. The nights
that time were exceedingly cold and MASTERSON never waked up. Deceased
was last seen in Mariposa on Thursday night and was in a intoxicated
The horse had eaten all the brush within reach giving evidence of
having been tied in the same place for a couple of days. It is supposed
that MASTERSON died the night he left Mariposa.
Coroner REDMAN was summoned and held inquest on the remains on Sunday.
CASTAGNETTO, Dominico January 23, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Another Pioneer gone.
Last Thursday at about 10 o'clock the
messenger of death visited the home of Dominico CASTAGNETTO in Hunter's
Valley and summoned its venerable owner to appear before his maker.
Mr. CASTAGNETTO was a pioneer of Mariposa county and at the time of his death he was seventy-five years of age. He was a native of Italy and came to California when he was a young man and has ever since resided here. In his younger days he carried on an extensive merchandise business in Bear Valley and was one of the prominent citizens.
For a number of years prior to his death he has lived quietly with his family on his ranch in Hunter's Valley.
He was married to a very estimable lady, who preceded him to the grave a few years since. They raised a large family of children, six of whom survive their parents.
The funeral took place in Bear Valley on Thursday last and was largely attended by the friends of the deceased.
The sympathies of the entire community is extended to his bereaved relatives.
CAMPBELL birth January 23, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Last Sunday a little stranger came to brighten the home of Mr. And Mrs.. Ray CAMPBELL. It is a girl and she proposes to stay for sometime. Mother and baby are both doing well.
PORTER-ROUSE marriage January 23, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
The wedding of William Wesley PORTER, engineer at the Tylor mine and Miss Maggie Josephine ROUSE took place at the home of the bride's mother, about nine miles west of Coulterville, on Sunday. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. H. WOOD of this place. Only members of the family and a few intimate friends were present. After the ceremony all partook of a sumptuous wedding dinner. After which the happy couple left amid showers of Rice, old shoes and good wishes for their new home near Coulterville.
ALEXANDER, John S. January 23, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
At 2 o'clock on the morning of
21, at the residence of Mr. Frank POTTHAST, Princeton, John S.
Deceased was a native of Tennessee and nearly 82 years of age. He was a "49" pioneer, having arrived in Mariposa county during that year. He had followed mining continuously since that time.
Mr. ALEXANDER was a man of exemplary habits and a good and respected citizen.
WING, Fong January 30, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
LITTLE PETE ASSASSINATED.
Fong WING, better known as "Little Pete," the Chris BUCKLEY of Chinatown, was shot and instantly killed by two other Chinaman who are now under arrest and charged with murder. The tragedy occurred in Chinatown of San Francisco on last Saturday evening, while Pete was in a barber's chair being shaved. The killing was the culmination of a long standing feud between the See Yup and Sam Yup companies, the later of which deceased was a member.
Vitals February 1897 Mariposa Gazette
February 6, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Married February 6, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
CHOISSER-DESILVA- In Bear Valley, January 28th, 1897, by Judge F. E. HALL, Joseph CHOISSER and Miss Marie DeSILVA.
February 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Married February 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
CAMPODONICO- VALVERDE- In Hornitos, February 7th, 1897, Emelio CAMPODONICO and Pasquala VALVERDE, both of Hornitos.
Born February 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
BARCROFT- In Madera, January 30th, 1897, to the wife of Joseph BARCROFT, a son.
SMITH- In Mariposa, February 11th, 1897, to the wife of John SMITH a daughter.
Died February 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
PROUTY- In Waterford, February 8th, 1897, Mrs. Laura PROUTY a native of Massachusetts, aged 82 years.
February 20, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Married February 20, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
JOHNSON- NORTHRUP- Near Hornitos, February 14th, 1897, Will JOHNSON and Miss Lily NORTHRUP.
Died February 20, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
TELLIER- At the county hospital, February 19th, 1897, Frederick TELLIER, a native of France, aged 79 years.
ROGERS- At the county hospital, February 18th, 1897, Lovely ROGERS, a native of Georgia, aged 83 years.
February 27, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Died February 27, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
SNYDER- Near Merced, February 20th, 1897, Mrs. Frances C. SNYYDER, of Jerseydale, Mariposa county, aged 62 years.
GALLISON- In Mariposa, February 20th, 1897, Mrs. Jane N. GALLISON, a native of Ireland, aged 60 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
CHOISSER- De SILVA wedding February 6, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
A Quiet Wedding.
On Thursday evening of last week a
wedding took place at the residence of Mrs. De SILVA in Bear Valley.
The contracting parties were Joseph CHOISSER and Miss Marie De SILVA, both residents of Bear Valley and natives of that town. They have known each other since infancy and the ceremony which united these two young people was the culmination of a courtship which had its origin in early childhood.
Judge F. E. HALL performed the ceremony. In the evening an enjoyable dance was given in honor of the newly married couple, at which the numerous friends of both parties took occasion to wish them much happiness in their journey through life.
The Gazette was remembered with a bounteous supply of cake and it joins the many friends of the youthful couple in wishing them much happiness and prosperity in their wedded life.
WILLIAMS, Henry February 6, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Killed In Dutch Mine.
Last Tuesday morning about 7 o'clock
Henry WILLIAMS, a native of Jamestown, was accidentally killed in the
mine, at Quartz Mountain. WILLIAMS was at the 200 foot level and it is
supposed as the skip was passing the station going up, the deceased
it, and a few feet above the level lost his balance and fell under it,
as the wheels and axles were covered with blood. The engineer noticed
cable give a sudden jerk and quickly stopped the skip. Receiving no
The day shift going down noticed deceased's candle and hat at the 200 foot level and after a short search found his body on one of the rails. The face and head of the unfortunate man were badly mangled and life was extinct when the body was found.
The unfortunate young man was reared to manhood in this vicinity, and is spoken of as an exemplary and dutiful son, being the sole support of an aged mother, now residing on Whiskey Hill. A Coroners jury was impaneled and rendered a verdict of accidental death.
The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from the family residence on Whiskey Hill. The internment being at the Stent cemetery. The long line of carriages containing the sorrowing relatives and friends of the deceased following the remains to the city of the dead, their last resting place, was evidence of the esteem in which Henry WILLIAMS was held by his acquaintances.- Mother Lode, January 30th.
The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Thomas DAVEY of Snow Creek, this county.- ED.
JENKINS-BONDS marriage February 6, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
The home of Mr. and Mrs. James BOND at Bower Cave was the scene of a quiet wedding Thursday, when their youngest daughter was united in marriage to Mr. Thomas JENKINS of Bull Creek. John S. MURPHY performed the ceremony. None but immediate friends and near relatives were present. Both the contracting parties are well and favorably known and both have many friends who wish them happiness and prosperity in their journey through life
PROUTY, Laura February 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Laura PROUTY, mother of Robert
Frank H. and Joseph L. PROUTY, who has been in failing health for
months past, died at the home of her son Joseph in Waterford on the 8th
inst., surrounded by her children and other near relatives.
Typhiod-pneumonia was the immediate cause of death, and at 5:30 o'clock of last Monday morning, the soul of this Christian lady left the body and departed for heaven.
Mrs. PROUTY was a native of Massachusetts and 82 years of age. She had been a resident of California for 13 years where she removed shortly after the death of her husband, to be with her sons and other near relatives.
A little more than a year ago she lived for a while with her son, Sheriff PROUTY, in Mariposa and her gentle and loving disposition won for her the respect and admiration of us all. The internment took place in Modesto and the large procession of mourners and sorrowing friends that followed the body to its grave, was a grand testimonial of the love and esteem in which the departed was held.
ALVISO February 20, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
A young man named ALVISO who had been sick with hemorrhage of the lungs died at Gordon's Hotel on Friday morning of last week. Deceased was a lineal descendent of the man after whom the town of Alviso was named.
ROGERS, Lovely February 20, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Lovely ROGERS.
Lovely ROGERS died at the county hospital last Thursday, he was one of the oldest residents of Mariposa county. At one time deceased was a member of the Board of Supervisors. In pioneer days he made several rich strikes in the mines, but spent it all. For several years past he has been at various times an inmate of the hospital. So far as we know he has no relatives living.
SHIMMER, Edith February 20, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Edith, the infant daughter of Austin SHIMMER, died last Thursday. The funeral took place Friday.
GARBARINO, infant February 20, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Monday morning the infant child of Angelo and Sevrie GARARINO died aged about 7 months.
BRIDE, Kirk February 20, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Kirk BRIDE, who was seriously kicked last week by a vicious horse died Thursday from the effects of the injury. The funeral service which took place Friday was conducted by Rev. C. H. WOOD notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather many friends followed the remains to their last resting place.
SNYDER, Frances C. February 27, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. SNYDER.
Mrs. Frances C. SNYDER, wife of J. W.
SNYDER of Jerseydale, died last Saturday morning at the residence of
brother Thomas MOUTREY, near Merced City.
Mrs. SNYDER with her husband has lived at Jerseydale, this county, for a number of years and up to about a year ago enjoyed good health. She has been under medical treatment for the past year. She was a women of excellent qualities and a devoted wife, whose absence will be greatly missed.
The funeral took place on Sunday last from the residence of Mr. MOUTREY.
GALLISON, Jane February 27, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. Jane GALLISON.
On Saturday morning last death came
the relief of Mrs. Jane GALLISON, who for a number of months has been
The deceased lady was the wife of our townsmen, Winslow GALLISON, Sr., and the sister of Mrs. A.I. FARNSWORTH, Henry and John McCREADY and the mother of W.E., P. R., Dan GALLLISON and Mrs. I. ROWLAND.
She was a native of Ireland and came to Mariposa with her parents when but a child. On the 15th day of December, 1859, she was married to Winslow GALLISON. On the same day her sister, Mrs. A. I. FARNSWORTH, was united in marriage to C. E. FARNSWORTH. The wedding was a joint affair and it has ever been the custom with the two couples to celebrate the anniversary of the day by a family reunion at which all members of both families attended. On the 15th day of December, 1895, these two couples with their families celebrated as was their custom, their annual anniversary. This year but two of the four people, who on that December day thirty-seven years ago were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, remain, C. E. FARNSWORTH, the husband of Mrs. A. I. FARNSWORTH, having died during the last year past.
Mrs. GALLISON was a good woman whose kindness of heart was always manifest to the poor or needy, and many were the friends who regretted her illness and death.
The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon under the auspices of the Sisters of Rebeccah, of which order she was a member.
The interment was in the Odd Fellows' cemetery north of town.
BIRMINGHAM, Mrs. Charlotte E. February 27, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Pioneer's Wife.
Mrs. Charlotte E. BIRMINGHAM,
known as BRUMAGIM, an early pioneer and banker in this city and
died last Saturday at her home in Davisville. She was seventy years of
age. The family resided in this city for several years and were noted
their hospitality and charitable work.
The above is from the Examiner of Monday last.
The BRUMAGIMS were well known in Mariposa during the sixties and the early seventies. They were the principal owners in the Mariposa Grant and it was under their regime that the last work was done in Mariposa and Princeton mines.
Vitals March 1897 Mariposa Gazette
March 6, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Married March 6, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
BAGBY-GRIDER- At Fresno, March 1st, 1897, by the Rev. MARTIN, B. A. BAGBY of Benton Mills and Mrs. R. E. GRIDER.
March 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Died March 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
GARRITY- In Mariposa, March 6, 1897, John GARRITY, a native of Drogheda county of Meath, Ireland, aged 80 years and 10 months.
March 20, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
March 27, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 27, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
ALARID- In Mariposa, March 23, 1897, to the wife of Manuel ALARID, a son.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
BAGBY-GRIDER wedding March 6, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Nearly everybody knows B. A. BAGBY of
Benton Mills, but few of his intimate friends realized what was in his
mind as he passed through town on Saturday last, bound for Fresno.
When he returned on Wednesday last and brought with him a lady whom he introduced as Mrs. BAGBY, then for the first time his friends realized what was the meaning of that far away look worn by him on Saturday. It is a fact and our friend Bagby has joined the ranks of benedicts. We tender him our congratulations. The transformation took place on Monday last at Fresno when Rev. MARTIN united in marriage B. A. BAGBY of Benton Mills and Mrs. R. A GRIDER of Fresno.
DAUT, Fred Jr. March 6, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
DAUT- In Mariposa, March 1, 1897,
DAUT, Jr., a native of Mariposa, aged 20 years, 11 months and 8 days.
It is with feelings of sorrow and regret that we record the demise of Fred DAUT, the junior proprietor of the Gazette.
He had not quite attained the age of majority when the reaper of death summoned him hence.
Mr. DAUT was born here in Mariposa on the 21st day of March, 1876, and with the exception of a few years his life was spent in his native town. At an early age he learned the printer's trade and followed it up to within a year of his death.
That fell destroyer, consumption, gained a foothold on him in January, 1896, he left his place at the case and for thirteen long months he has given battle to death, until all that was left of a healthy, robust man was an emaciated frame, from which the dread disease has sapped every particle of vitality. On Monday morning at 3;30 o'clock while surrounded by parents and other relatives, his spirit took its flight.
He was conscious to the last and though weak and emaciated he was resigned to the will of his maker.
The deceased was a general favorite in Mariposa and during his long illness many where the attentions shown him by neighbors and friends.
He was a genial, whole-souled character, who in his short life gave promise of becoming a worthy and useful man.
On Wednesday afternoon his mortal remains were borne to the M. E. Church where religious services where held. From the church they were borne to the graveyard above town where in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives all that remained of him, whose early death all lamented, was consigned to the grave.
The sympathy of the community is extended to his sorrowing relatives.
GARRITY, John March 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Another Pioneer Gone.
Died March 6th, 1897, John GARRITY, a
native of the county of Meath, Ireland, aged 80 years, 10 months.
Deceased was the farther of Mrs. J. M. CORCORAN. He came to the state in October, 1851, and with the exception of seven months has ever since resided in this county.
He was for years a member of the Good Templars Lodge of Mariposa. The members and many friends who attended his funeral, from the residence of Judge CORCORAN to the Catholic cemetery testified to the esteem in which he was held in the community.
BEECHER, Mrs. Henry Ward March 13. 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. BEECHER Dead.
Mrs. Henry Ward BEECHER died on Monday morning at her home in Connecticut. Her death occurred on the tenth anniversary of the death of her husband. Deceased has been in failing health for some months past.
JEFFEREY, Infant born March 27, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Monday morning a ten pound boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. JEFFERY
HAIGHT, Infant born March 27, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Johnny HAIGH's hearts were made glad by the arrival of a boy.
Vitals April 1897 Mariposa Gazette
April 3, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
April 10, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
April 17, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
April 24, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
UREN, John April 3, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
John UREN familiarly known as Jackey died at the hospital on Monday last. He was buried on Wednesday. The deceased was a miner and has resided in Mariposa county for more than a quarter of a century past. He was unmarried.
KETTON, Mrs. James April 3, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. James KETTON.
Mrs. James KETTON, formerly of Bear Valley, Mariposa county, died at her home in Gold Hill, Nevada, last month, Mrs. KETTON was one of the pioneer women of Bear Valley. She came to Bear Valley during General FREMONT's time and with her husband and family resided there till 1874 when they removed to Nevada. Her husband, Mr. KETTON, was killed at the time of the great fire in Virginia city. He was walking down the street after the fire had been controlled when a wall of one of the burnt buildings tumbled down on him and buried him in its ruins, killing him instantly. She leave a family of five children all of whom have reached years of maturity.
DILTZ, Captain John S. April 3, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of J. S. DILTZ.
Captain John S. DILTZ died at the Stockton Insane Asylum, on the 8th of last month. The deceased was an old time Mariposan, having lived in Mariposa for a great many years. At one time he had considerable money which he had taken from the mine on Sherlocks creek, but he spent most of it improving his property. His mind became affected and for several years prior to his being sent to Stockton he was not right in his mind, gradually this condition became worse, and about four years ago he was taken to Stockton where he has been ever since.
WILLIAMS, S. A. April 10, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
S. A. WILLIAMS a resident of Chowchilla district was found dead in bed at his home on the Shell Covert ranch on friday evening last by S. M. FULLER. Word was brought to town and the Coroner was informed. An inquest disclosed that heart disease was the cause of death. Deceased was about 65 years of age and a native of the eastern states. The remains were interred in the burying ground in Mariposa on Monday last.
RAMDSEN, Dorsey April 24, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Dorsey RAMDSEN.
On Monday morning last Dorsey RAMDSEN died at his home on Buckeye. Deceased was an old resident of Mariposa county, having come here at an early day. He was one of the charter members of the Mariposa lodge of Odd Fellows, but for a number of years has not affiliated with the order. He was an honored and respective citizen and at the time of his death was in his seventy-third year. His remains were interred in the Odd Fellows burying ground on Wednesday.
Vitals May 1897 Mariposa Gazette
May 1, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 1, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
GORDON- In Mariposa, April 28th, 1897, to the wife of John GORDON, a daughter.
May 8, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
May 15, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Married May 15, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
LIND-FARNSWORTH- In Mariposa, May 13th, 1897, by the Rev. C. C. BLACK, George LIND to Miss Isabella FARNSWORTH.
Born May 15, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
LIND- In Mariposa, May 9th, 1897, to the wife of John LIND a son.
May 22, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Died May 22, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
BAKER- In Chicago, Ill., May 7th, 1897, Helene, beloved daughter of Mrs. L. PECHART, aged 35 years, 2 months and 3 days, a native of Bower Cave, Mariposa county. Tuolumne papers please copy.
May 29, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Married May 29, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
BERTKEN-CLOW- In Mariposa, May 22nd, 1897, Miss Frankie CLOW to W. P. BERTKEN.
FOLEY- HARTUNG- In San Francisco, April 28, D. J. FOLEY of Yosemite Valley and Miss Emma HARTUNG.
Died May 29, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
LATCHAW- Near Hornitos, May 23rd, 1897, Ledora, beloved wife of Frank LATCHAW.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
MILLER, Ada May May 1, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Our loving Heavenly Father has been
to call from our midst on April 22nd, 1897, little Ada May MILLER at
age of ten years. She was a regular attendant of the Sunday school and
church and was a follower of Jesus.
She was sick for seven long weeks. She realized death was near and selected two songs which she requested her parents have sung at her funeral.
The funeral services were concluded at the White Rock cemetery, Rev. T. J. JONES officiated. A large number of friends met to sympathize with her parents and to lay little Ada May to rest. The minister selected Luke 1816 to his text, "Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven." The floral tributes were numerous.
Beneath the weaving willow we laid her down to rest,
The earth is now her pillow the grass grows o'er her breast.
We mourn because she left us, so early thus in life.
But he who hath bereft us, hath freed from sin and strife,
She's with the angles singing, the Saviors praise above,
Their echoes still are ringing throughout that land of love.
We'll cease from our weeping, for her we dearly love,
The lost one here lies sleeping, her spirit lives above,
Sleep darling sleep, sleep darling sleep.
McLAUGHLIN-CAMPBELL marriage May 8, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
The marriage of John McLAUGHLIN to Miss Jennie CAMPBELL took place in the Catholic Church in Merced on last Thursday. The bride is the daughter of one of Nevada city's pioneers and the groom is the Supt. Of the Tyro mine near Coulterville. The Rev. Father McNAMARA performed the ceremony. When the groom and his bride reached Coulterville Friday night his friends, who are quite numerous, had a surprise for them. A crowd armed with horns, drums, tin cans and cow bells repaired to the Coulter Hotel, headed by Count Von ARNOLD and Baron Von HARRINGTON. At a given signal the music, if it may be so-called, began and continued until the groom came forth with his bride and she was introduced and congratulations extended after which the groom invited all down stairs where refreshments were served. Then all departed for there homes wishing this happy the happy couple long life and prosperity.
MILBURN, John Sr. May 15, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John MILBURN Sr.
On Sunday last John MILBURN, sr., who
has been sick for several years past died. The deceased was an old
of the county and spent the greater part of his life on his ranch in
valley. He was the farther of our townsmen John and Joseph MILBURN.
The funeral took place from the Odd Fellows Hall in Mariposa on Monday afternoon. A large crowd of friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the graveyard above town.
LIND-FARNSWORTH marriage May 15, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
On Wednesday evening last at the home
of Mrs. A. I. FARNSWORTH, the Rev. C. C. BLACK united in the holy bonds
of matrimony, George E. LIND and Isabella FARNSWORTH, two of Mariposa's
favorite young people. The wedding ceremony was witnessed only by the
relatives of the contracting parties. Miss Frank FARNSWORTH and Thomas
LIND acted as bridesmaid and groomsman.
After the wedding ceremony the bridal pair repaired to the Good Templars hall, which had been beautifully decorated, for the purpose of giving a reception in honor of the newly married couple, by the members of the Mariposa Parlor of Native Daughters, of which order the newly made bride is the present President.
Here the members of the Mariposa Parlor of Native Daughters and the numerous friends of both bride and groom had assembled and were waiting the coming of the bridal party to tender their congratulations. Upon their arrival at the hall the Mariposa Brass Band, which occupied the stage at the end of the hall, played the wedding march while the bridal party were escorted to the canopied seats of honor which had been arranged and tastefully decorated for the occasion. Here the young couple received the congratulations of the numerous friends that had assembled to wish them every happiness in their journey through life.
The scene presented at the hall is worthy of a better description than can be given by pen of ours. he floral decorations which ware profuse and beautiful, were by no means the only adornments there. The hall was literally crowded with the pretty faces of Mariposa's fair daughters, and none more fair than the bride herself. All of whom were prettily dressed in new spring dresses which together with the surrounding formed a scene of unusual loveliness.
Everybody seemed imbued with the spirit of the occasion and the hum of happy voices was only still during the rendition of ether the vocal or instrumental music of the program which the Native Daughters had arranged for the reception. Cake and lemonade were passed around 10 o'clock. The reception lasted till 11:30.
Mr. and Mrs. LIND were the recipients of numerous beautiful presents.
BAKER, Helen May 22, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Helen BAKER.
Helen BAKER died in Chicago on May
1897. The deceased was a native of Bower Cave, Mariposa county. She was
the daughter of Mrs. L. PECHART and the sister of Mrs. F. WENGER of
Cave, Mrs. R. H. REEDER of Sonora, Mrs. J. B. McGINNIS and Louis,
Joseph, Emile, Edmund, August, Louise and Mamie PECHART.
The deceased adopted the stage as her calling and was well up in her chosen profession when death summoned her. The remains were brought to Oakland. The funeral took place from the family residence on Sunday May 16th. The internment was made in Mountain View cemetery.
LATCHAW, Leonora May 29, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Leonora LATCHAW wife of Frank LATCHAW of Hornitos died at her home near Hornitos on last Saturday night. The deceased was a daughter of the late Angevine REYNOLDS of Mariposa, who was formerly editor and proprietor of the Mariposa Gazette. The dread disease consumption was the cause of death. The funeral took place on Wednesday. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Quartzburg.
MYERS, Jack May 29, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Jack MYERS.
Jack MYERS formerly of New Years died at the county hospital on Wednesday night. Mr. MYERS was an old resident of this county and is very highly spoken of by those who knew him. He was both honest and industrious, but ill health caused him to go behind and he finally had to go to the hospital. His old time friend, Joseph BARRETT of Merced Falls, came up to visit him and as far as was in his power to make pleasant his last hours was with him when he died.
Vitals June 1897 Mariposa Gazette
June 5, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 5, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
CASTRO- In Mariposa, June 2nd, 1897, to the wife of T. F. CASTRO, a son.
June 12, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 12, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
BARETT-BRUSCHI- In Coulterville June 10th, 1897, at the residence of the brides mother, by J. S. MURPHY, J.P., Harry BARRETT of Stent to Miss Annie BRUSCHI of Coulterville.
June 19, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Married June 19, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
KOCHER-CRAIGHAN- In Hornitos, June 6th, 1897, at the residence of the bride's parents, Edward KOCHER of Merced and Miss Fay CRAIGHAN of Hornitos.
Died June 19, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
HALLINAN- In Coulterville, June ?, 1897, John J. HALLINAN, a native of Mariposa county aged 24 years.
June 26, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 26, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
PEARCE- In Whitlocks, June 24, 1897, to the wife of Sam PEARCE a daughter.
Died June 26, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
ADAMS- In Hornitos, June 22, 1897, Barbara, beloved wife of William ADAMS, aged 69 years and 5 months.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
HALLINAN, John J. June 19, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
It is with the deepest sorrow we are
called upon this week to chronicle the death of one of Coulterville's
exemplary young men. John J. HALLINAN, after a brief but serious
which occurred Friday June 11th at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The
was born in Mariposa county on June 10th, 1873 and at the time of his
was 24 years and one day old. He was a young man of sterling qualities,
exemplary habits and of a pleasant and sunny disposition. In our short
acquaintance with him we have always found him pleasant, courteous and
ever ready and willing to assist in any worthy undertaking. The funeral
was held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock from the home of his parents and
a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives followed the
to their last resting place.
The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. The pall bearers were F. BRUSHI, W. JEFFERY, J. HAIGH, C. MENTZER, J. CANOVA and J. GOSS
BARRETT-BRUSCHI- married June 19, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
On Thursday June 10th the most brilliant wedding that has ever taken place in Coulterville took place at the residence of the bride's mother when Miss Annie BRUSCHI, the youngest daughter of Mrs. F. BRUSCHI and the late Francisco BRUSCHI, was married to Harry BARRETT a successful merchant of Stent. Miss BRUSCHI is one of Coulterville fairest and most charming daughters. At 11 o'clock while Mr. Sam levy played the sweet strain from Mendelssohn wedding march, the bridal party entered, preceded by the bride's maid. Miss Rose CASARETTO, becomingly dressed in pink silk trimmed in pink chiffon lace and pink ribbons, and the best man, Eugene ?atto, followed by relatives of the bride and groom and took their stations in the large bay window of the drawing room were the ceremony was performed by John S, MURPHY J.P. The bride was attired in a white brocaded satin gown trimmed in chiffon lace, cream satin ribbons and brides roses and wore a tulle veil that fell to the bottom of her dress. At the conclusion of the ceremony a reception was held after which all repaired to the spacious dining rooms where an elegant dinner was served lasting from 12 to 4 o'clock interspersed with music and recitations. In the evening the young couple were serenaded by the Coulterville band. At night a grand ball was given by the citizens in honor of the occasion. Friday Mr. and Mrs. BARRETT left for Stent, their future home, amid showers of rice, old shoes and good wishes for their future happiness. The following is the list of the presents, which were costly and numerous and the names of the donors. (list omitted for brevity)
KOECHER- CRAIGNAN married June 19, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
KOECHER- CRAIGHNAN Nuptials.
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
of Hornitos was the scene of a very pleasant wedding party last
The contracting parties were Ed KOECHER one of Merceds most popular and energetic young business men, and Miss Fay CRAIGHNAN, one of the fairest of Hornitos' fair daughters. The wedding was private only the immediate relatives of the young couple being present. Rev. M. C. JOHNSON of Merced officiated. After the ceremony the newly married couple started on their bridal tour to San Francisco. The Gazette's best wishes for a long and happy life go with the bridal couple.
WHITAKER, infant born June 26, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Tuesday morning a little boy came to gladden the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. WHITAKER.
ROGERS, Raymond June 26, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Again we are called upon to chronicle the death of one of Coulterville bright little boys, this time Raymond, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. ROGERS, who departed this life on Wednesday night aged about ten years. The funeral was Thursday, Rev. C. M. WOODS preached the funeral service. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.
DAVIDSON, Frank June 26, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
On Monday of last week Frank DAVIDSON of Coulterville was drowned near Colusa. Deceased was well known in Mariposa, himself and his brother "Dixie" being frequent visitors. The unfortunate man leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss.
Vitals July 1897 Mariposa Gazette
July 3, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 3, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
KELLY-GREEN- In Mariposa, June 28th, 1897, by Hon. John M. CORCORAN, Mathew KELLY and Charlotte GREEN.
PROVINCE-CHOISSER- In Mariposa, July 1st, 1897, by Hon. John M. CORCORAN, Samuel PROVINCE and Emma CHOISSER.
Born July, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
McMASTER- Near Elkhorn, June 25th, 1897, to the wife of W. F. McMASTER a daughter.
July 10, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 10, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
TURNER- Near Mariposa, July 5th, 1897, to the wife of Newt TURNER, a son.
In Mariposa, July 6th, to the wife of W. E. GALLISON, a son.
July 17, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 17, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
TRAZETTA- In Whitlocks, Monday, July 12, 1897, to the wife of Martin TRAZETTA, a daughter.
July 24, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 24, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
LONG- In Mariposa, July 19th, 1897, to the wife of A. LONG a daughter.
July 31, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Died July 31, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
DAVILLA- In Oakland, July 24th, 1897, ?????? beloved daughter of Biviano DAVILLA, a native of Mariposa county Cal., aged 33 years.
RIPPE- Near Mariposa, July 20th, 1897, Herman RIPPE, a native of Germany aged 48 years.
ERBACHER- At the county hospital, Sunday, July 25, 1897, Charles? ERBACHER, a native of Germany, aged 54 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
COFFIN, H. W. July 3, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
H. W. COFFIN, superintendent of the
mine and formerly a successful mine manager in Nevada shot himself in
right temple Saturday evening in the Juniper mine office, and died in a
few moments. He left not a line as to his reasons for the act. Two
ago, while surveying in the mine, he had an ugly fall, cutting and
his head. He had complained of pains in his head and expressed fears
he might lose his mind. It is supposed that he was insane when he
MYERS, Mrs. Rose July 3, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. MYERS.
Mrs. Rose MYERS, who for some time has been in ill health, died on Sunday June 27 in San Francisco. The deceased lady was the mother of Mrs. James CROSS, formerly of Bear Valley, this county. At the time of her death the deceased was in her seventy-second year. The remains were taken to Stockton for interment. The funeral took place on Wednesday last from the late home of the deceased.
CROCKER, C. F July 24, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of C. F. CROCKER.
On last Saturday night Colonel C. F. CROCKER the millionaire railroad man, died at his country home in San Mateo county. He was one of the few wealthy men whose fellow feeling for the less fortunate of mankind was such that his early demise is universally regretted. Colonel CROCKER was a native Son of California having been born in Sacramento.
DAVILA, Maria Antona July 31, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Maria Antona DAVILLA, daughter of
Davilla and sister of Fernando DAVILLA, died at the home of her parents
in Oakland last Saturday.
Deceased was a native of Mariposa county and about 33 years of age.
JOHNSON- HOLCK married July 31, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Yesterday afternoon a wedding
in this city at the residence of City Marshall T. F. CARRIGAN. The
parties were James S, JOHNSON of San Francisco and Miss Lena HOLCK of
Springs, Mariposa county. Miss HOLCK is a sister of Mrs. CARRIGAN. Rev.
M. C. JOHNSON of the Cumberland church performed the ceremony in the
of a few intimate friends.
Mr. JOHNSON is one of the stockholders and directors of a newly organized Alaskan Exploration Company, and will leave San Francisco Friday of this week for the Klondyke gold fields. If the prospect there is as good as he hopes to find it, he will remain. In that event his wife will join him there in the spring and possibly Mr. and Mrs. CARRIGAN will accompany her. Mr. JOHNSON left for San Francisco on Monday. Merced Sun.
GOUCHER, Mrs. Mary July 31, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary GOUCHER, mother of Senator GOUCHER of Fresno, died in this city today, at the advanced age of 73 years. The internment will take place from her late home to-morrow.- Stockton Mail, July 23.
Vitals August 1897 Mariposa Gazette
August 7, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
August 14, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Died August 14, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
BETTIS- Near Hornitos, August 3, 1897, Perkins BETTIS aged 88 years.
FIELD- At Snelling, August 10th, 1897, E. B. FIELD, a native of Nova Scotia, aged about 66 years.
HARRIS- In San Bernardino, August 1st, 1897, Major Benjamin Butler HARRIS formerly a resident of Mariposa county a native of Virginia, aged 73 years.
August 21, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 21, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
EARL- In Mariposa, August 14th, 1897, to the wife of Chas. EARL a son.
Died August 21, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
CHOISSER- At Bear Valley, August 16th, 1897, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph CHOISSER, aged about four months.
August 28, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 28, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
SMITH- to the wife of Frank SMITH, on August 20, 1897, a son.
Died August 28, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
DUDLEY- Near Coulterville, August 22nd, 1897, Elxin Hosea DUDLEY, a native of Maine, aged 74 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
DOLPH-MARTIN married August 14, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Will DOLPH, one of the most popular young men of Whitlocks, who left here about three weeks ago, surprised many of his friends by returning last Wednesday and bringing with him a life partner. Mr. DOLPH was married in Chehalha, Washington, about two weeks ago to Miss Georgia MARTIN of that city. Mr. and Mrs. DOLPH have taken up their residence at Whitlocks.
FIELDS, E. R. August 14, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
E. R. FIELD, a prominent resident of Snelling, aged about 66 years, fell from his wagon in Snelling about 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and died from his injuries about an hour afterward. FIELD was a pioneer resident of the county and leaves a large family of grown children.
CALHOUN, Jennie August 21, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Jennie CALHOUN, beloved daughter of
CALHOUN and grand daughter of T. J. E. WILCOX, was born August 16th,
at Plainsburg, Merced county, and died August 12,1 897 at White Rock,
county, where her short life was passed. A few weeks before her death
embraced religion and was tranquil and happy during her trying illness,
and although friends sorrow to lose so sweet a blossom and devoted
School scholar, yet our hearts are peaceful, knowing the fair young
is in a happier land than ours. About six months ago the family were
by the hand of death, of a loving christian mothers care. Little Jennie
leaves a sister and two brothers to mourn her loss.
"Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest,
Lay down thy head upon the Saviour's breast;
We loved thee well, but Jesus loves thee best-
Good night! Good night! Good night!"
(Merced papers please copy) A B A
JENKINS, Infant August 28, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. JENKINS of Whitlocks that died on Friday last was buried in Mariposa last Saturday.
WILLIAMS, Infant August 28, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
The youngest child of August WILLIAMS, who resides at Cariboo, about six miles from Mariposa, fell from its bed last Monday morning and sustained injuries that caused death. The little sufferer lingered till Tuesday before she died.
McCANN, John August 28, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John McCANN.
John J. McCANN, a native of Ireland and a resident of Cathey's Valley, was found dead near Princeton on Monday the 23rd inst. Deceased was a son of Paddy McCANN and a brother of Frank McCANN and Mrs. D, M, JOHNSON both of this county. He was about 52 years of age and a Grand Army man, and a member of the Mariposa Post of the G.A.R. Coroner REDMAN was notified and an inquest held. The jury returned a verdict in substance that deceased died on the 18th day of the month from natural causes. He was a single man. The following were the jurors. Geo. M. LITTLE, Bud HOBLEN, S. C. GANN, W. H. YOUNG, H. B. DAYTON and W. M. JOINER.
Vitals September 1897 Mariposa Gazette
September 4, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
September 11, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 11, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
ALVORD- Near Jerseydale September 5th, 1897, to the wife of Asa A. ALVORD a son.
Died September 11, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
SULLIVAN- At BAXTER, Mariposa county, September 7, 1897, J.G. SULLIVAN, aged 28 years.
September 18, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 18, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
GORDON- Near Mariposa, September 13th, 1897, to the wife of Thomas GORDON, a daughter.
September 25, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 25, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
SANCHEZ- In Hornitos, September 21, 1897, to the wife of A. J. SANCHEZ, a son.
GILES- Near Hornitos, September 15th, 1897, to the wife of L. GILES, a daughter.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
DAIGNAULT, David September 11, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of David DAIGNAULT.
On Tuesday last D. DAIGNAULT of
who for time past, has been in failing health died.
The deceased has been a resident of Mariposa county for a great many years, and was formerly known by the sobriquet of "Frenchy." He was a Canadian by birth, and for a number of years he followed the occupation of mining in this State. About seven years ago he was married to Mrs. E. WILLIAMS of Hornitos who survives him.
About two years ago Mr. and Mrs. DAIGNAULT moved to Oakland where they engaged in the hotel business, but the climate, not agreeing with Mr. DAIGNAULT they returned to Hornitos during the first part of the year and have been keeping the Valley House situated a couple of miles below Hornitos. The health of the deceased did not improve and he failed slowly till the sad messenger of death came on Tuesday last.
The deceased was a good citizen, a genial, good natured man who always had a pleasant word and a cheerful greeting for each and everyone. The funeral took place from the Hornitos hotel on Wednesday at two o'clock p.m. A large number of friends of the deceased were present to pay the last sad token of respect to their departed friend.
DICKINSON, Herbert B. September 11, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
A Fatal Accident.
On Wednesday of last week while S. W.
DICKINSON and family were camped at Fish Camp; on their way home from
outing in the Yosemite Valley, Herbert B. DICKINSON the seventeen
son of S. W. DICKINSON undertook to shoot a 38-caliber cartridge out of
a 45-caliber pistol. The young man pointed the pistol at a can and
it several times in his effort to explode the cartridge but the
did not explode. He then pointed the pistol towards his forehead and
good bye girls pulled the trigger. Instantly their was a report and the
young man fell to the ground and expired almost instantly. The bullet
effect between the eyes and interring the brain produced instant death.
While the pistol was held with the muzzle inclined downward the small
cartridge would enter the large barrel of the 45-caliber pistol and the
striking pin would not reach the cap, but the moment the pistol was
with the muzzle elevated the cartridge slipped back within reach of the
striking pin and was exploded.
The deceased was a native of Merced county and his remains were taken there for internment. The funeral took place on Sunday last.
SULLIVAN, J. C. September 11, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of J. C. SULLIVAN.
J. C. SULLIVAN, Wells Fargo &
messenger, met with a fatal accident last Monday while on the up trip
Coulterville. When the stage reached the post office at Baxter, Mr.
got out of the stage carrying his shot gun, which was loaded with what
is known in sporting circles as wire cartridges, and went to the side
the house to where a water jar filled with water was standing and took
a drink of water. As he started to return to the stage, Mrs. RIHN the
of the house who is also post mistress told Mr. SULLIVAN to help
to some grapes from the vines that were growing in the yard. He
that he would, and stood his gun muzzle downward, against the corner
of the porch. The post was small, about four inches square. The muzzle
of the gun was on the porch which is about inches from the ground. Mr.
Sullivan was in the act of reaching for some grapes, when the gun
and fell to the ground the hammer striking the hard ground discharging
the gun. The charge struck SULLIVAN in the calf of the left leg tearing
all the flesh from that member, and after passing through the entire
entered the right leg between the ankle and knee shattering the bone
making a frightful wound.
The injured man at once realized the dangerous nature of the injury and asked those present to send for medical assistance. Eddie WEBB, who was driving the stage, drove to Coulterville with all possible speed and Dr. KOENIG immediately hurried to Baxter to attend the wounded messenger, who was suffering intensely. The Doctor did all in his power to allay the intense sufferings of his patient and to make him as comfortable as circumstances would permit, while he dressed the wounds. The injured man lingered in great pain until one o'clock a.m. at which time death relieved his suffering.
Shortly after Mr. SULLIVAN died Dr. WHITLOCK of Merced, who had been dispatched to the scene of the accident arrived, but to late to be of any assistance.
So intense was the suffering of the deceased before he died, that he repeatedly begged that some one would kill him. Mr. SULLIVAN was a married man and leaves a widow and two small children, residing in Merced.
The deceased has been making weekly trips to Mariposa since last November, and was well liked by all who knew him. The entire community were shocked at learning the news of his untimely death and many were the expressions of sorrow for the deceased and his afflicted relatives.
Mr. SULLIVAN had joined the Knights of Honor on last Saturday night in Merced when that lodge was established there. He was one of the charter members, and took out a $2,000 insurance in that organization. The new lodge took charge of the remains and conducted the funeral, which took place in Merced on Thursday at 10 o'clock a.m.
WHITE, Mr. and Mrs. R.W. September 11, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
WHITE- At the Kings Daughters' Home,
in San Francisco, August 26th 1897, Mr. W. R. WHITE, aged 63 years.
WHITE- At the Kings Daughters' home, in San Francisco, August 28th, 1897, W. R. WHITE a native of Vermont aged 74 years.
The writer of this article knew Mr. and Mrs. WHITE over forty years, ago at that time they resided in Placer county where Mr. WHITE was one of the wealthy leading citizens but unfortunate investments reduced his fortune. Some thirty years ago there came to Mariposa county and Mr. WHITE entered into the employ of the Mariposa company. After that he was in the employ of Mr. HITE at his mine until operations ceased. Then he came to this city and was for many years in the employ of the S.P. railroad company. Old age and failing health coming they brought a life tenure in that lovely retreat, the Kings Daughters' Home, where they received all the care and comfort that they could desire.
When his wife died Mr. WHITE said he had no desire to live longer, laid down and in two days died. In death they are not separated but sleep side by side in that beautiful home for the dead, Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Many old Mariposans will remember them kindly, hospitable in their own home, genial and kind in their intercourse with the world, they were respected by all who knew them.
He was the soul of honor in all business transactions and died owing no man a dollar. May they rest in peace. Good bye old and true friends. Sleep on in your quiet grave until that blessed awakening to a beautiful immortality where sorrow and parting are unknown.
From their Friend
J. W. WILCOX.
San Francisco, September 9th, 1897.
SCHROBEL, Beauregard September 11, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Ex Assemblyman's Death.
Beauregard SCHROBEL; who represented Calaveras county in the legislature of 1893, died at his home in Milton on the 6th inst. The cause of death was an injury received about two weeks prior thereto, by being thrown from his horse. Mr. SCHROBEL was 35 years of age. A widow and one child survive him. He was a member of the Native Sons and I.O.O.F. Lodges.
GUERINO, Impolite September 25, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Killed His Father-in Law.
On Friday last week a fatal shooting
took place near Coulterville in which John GARBARINO shot and killed
GUERINO, his father-in-law.
For some time past there existed a bitter feeling between the men and GUERINO had threatened to kill his son-in-law and his wife, GUERINO's daughter. A warrant had already been issued for the arrest of GUERINO and the officers were looking for him at the time of the killing.
On the day of the killing GUERINO went to the residence of his son-in-law, which is a short distance out of the town of Coulterville. GARBARINO, upon seeing GUERINO approaching the house, warned him not to enter the premises, but he paid no attention to the warning and entered the yard. GARBARINO seized his shot gun and asked GUERINO why he had threatened to kill him. GUERINO replied that he was going to kill both GARBARINO and his wife and at this time started to enter the house. GARBARINO then fired both barrels of his shot gun in quick succession, at close range, the first struck the deceased on the side of the face and neck and as he turned and fell the other charge struck him about the angle of the jaw, killing him instantly.
The deceased did not bear a very savory reputation and popular opinion is all on the side of GARBARINO. A coroner's jury was impaneled and viewed the remains, they were then adjourned till Thursday at which time the inquest was set for.
On Thursday the inquest was held and the jury found the facts in accordance with the above. GARBARINO's preliminary examination is in progress as we go to press. It is not thought that anything will be done with him as it is generally thought the case is one of self defense.
HUNT-ARTHUR married September 25, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
The home of Mr. and Mrs. R. ARTHUR was the scene of a pleasant wedding this week. Their daughter Miss Thirsa was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Theodore HUNT of Stent, by the Rev. H. W. CURRIN. Miss Lena BRANSON acted as bridesmaid and Ethridge HUNT as groomsman. The bride was attired in a lovely dress of cream nuns veiling and brocaded silk, while the groom had on a becoming suit of broadcloth. The parlor and dining room were beautifully decorated for the occasion, with flowers and evergreens. None but relatives and intimate friends were present at the ceremony, after which all repaired to the dining room where two long tables were loaded with good things prepared by that excellent cook, Mrs. ARTHUR, assisted by her daughter, Miss Bella. The band boys then tendered the young couple a serenade after which they took their departure, amid showers of rice and old shoes, for Stent, Tuolumne county, where they will reside. They received many valuable presents, one being a beautiful gold watch to the bride, from the groomsman. Those present at the ceremony were: Mr. and Mrs. R. ARTHUR, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. WOLFSON, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. KOCHER, Misses Belle ARTHUR, Mrs. Chas. PIERSON, Mr. and Mrs. CRAIGHAN, Anne and Edith BLACK, Anette THORN, Lena BRANSON, Messrs., Jas. ARTHUR, Will ARTHUR, Etheridge HUNT, Ed TRUE, Ed. RODMER and Sam GUEST.
JONES George H. September 25, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
George H. JONES, a young blacksmith of Le Grande, aged about 23 years, went to Merced City last Friday from his home to attend Marin's circus. Jones before the commencement of the ring entertainment drank freely with the result that he became intoxicated. He then called upon a young lady and requested her to accompany him to the show. The young lady owing to his inebriated condition refused, whereupon Jones drew a pistol and shot himself, death resulting shortly after the tragic dead.
Vitals October 1897 Mariposa Gazette
October 2, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Married October 2, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
SMITHER-WHITFIELD- In Mariposa September 29th, 1897, by Judge J. M. CORCORAN, Thomas B. SMITHERS and Olhe C. WHITFIELD.
Born October 2, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
SMITHERS- Near Snow Creek, Sept. 26th, 1897, to the wife of John SMITHERS a son.
October 9, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Died October 9, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
HOPE- In Coulterville, October 1st, 1897, Phillip HOPE, a native of England, aged 69 years.
October 16, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
October 23, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Died October 23, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
BALL- At the county hospital, Oct. 10, 1897, D. M. BALL a native of Massachusetts, age d69 years.
HARLOW- In Coulterville, October 19, 1897, G. W. HARLOW, a native of Virginia, aged 66 years.
KINNASTON- At the Stockton Insane Asylum, October 18th, 1897, Daniel KINNASTON, a native of Massachusetts, aged 67 years.
Married October 23, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
POTTER-WILSON- At the Arlington hotel in Mariposa, October 18th, 1897, by Judge J. M. CORCORAN, Charles POTTER to Miss Jessie C. WILSON.
October 30, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
SMITHER-WHITFIELD October 2, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
On Wednesday afternoon Judge CORCORAN united in marriage Thomas B. SMITHERS and Olive WHITFIELD. The ceremony took place in the judge's chambers. The groom is a native of this county and a resident of Darrah where the young people are well known and where they will reside in the future.
NEAL, George October 2, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
George NEAL Found Dead.
The Union Democrat of Sonora
the following account of the death of George H. NEAL. The deceased was
a native of Mariposa county and spent his boyhood days here. Many of
older residents will remember him.
On Friday evening of last week the lifeless body of George H. NEAL was found laying on a bed in his cabin at the Sugarman mine, about one mile from Sonora. Another cabin, situated but a few yards from the one in which the body was found, is occupied by some pocket miners, between whom and deceased a strong feeling of friendship existed. In the evening about 5 o'clock one of these friends remarked that it was strange that although the door of George's cabin had been standing open all afternoon they hadn't seen anything of the occupant. One of them volunteered to visit their neighbor and see what was up, but instantly returned and startled his companions with the news that Neal was dead. On entering the place he saw him lying on the bed, his head pillowed on one arm, and fully dressed, apparently asleep. The visitor called out several times in an endeavor to awaken the supposed to be sleeper, and failing in this went up to the bed side and placed his hand on his face of the inanimate man, intending to arouse him. It was icy cold; the miner then knew that he was standing over a corpse- that his friend was taking that peaceful slumber from which there is no awakening until the resurrection morn. An autopsy showed that a sudden paralyses of the heart was the cause of death. The body was brought to town and on Sunday interred in the City Cemetery, a large crowd following the remains to the grave. Deceased was a native of this State and 38 years of age. He was a son of John H. NEAL, one of Sonora's prominent citizens, and leaves besides two brothers, Charles and Edward.
HOPE, Phil October 9, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Phil HOPE.
During the hours between 10 o'clock
Thursday evening and six o'clock on Friday mourning of last week the
of Phil HOPE took its departure.
The deceased was one of Coulterville's oldest residents, coming to this county in 1854 and has ever since resided here. He was a native of England and 69 years of age. He was a miner by occupation and during his long residence here followed mining as a means of livelihood.
He was a man of strong constitution and up to the Tuesday morning preceding his death had enjoyed the best of health. On Tuesday he contracted, what he deemed a slight cold, which continued to grow worse and on Thursday evening October 1st he was in bed and quite sick. About ten o'clock that night he turned over in bed and went to sleep. The man who was attending him seeing that the sick man was resting easily made his own bed and lay down to sleep.
On awakening the next morning he went to the bedside of Mr. HOPE, who was apparently asleep and in the same position as when he turned over in bed the night before. Upon looking in his face he saw he was dead. The body was cold indicating that death had taken place some hours before.
Phil HOPE was a good citizen, an honest, warm hearted man, who never refused either food or shelter to any one who chanced to call for his assistance. He had many friends and no enemies. He was unmarried. He was a brother of Charles HOPE of Coulterville, and has one sister in Wisconsin, who visited this coast this past summer with the Christian Endeavors and visited her brother in Coulterville at that time.
The funeral took place in Coulterville on Saturday evening and the many friends of the deceased paid the last sad tribute of respect to their departed friend.
ASCHA, Nathan October 9, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Last Friday a man named Nathan ASCHA, who with his family have resided near Coulterville for some time past took suddenly ill and died. On Friday morning the deceased in company with another man by the name of McHAIL went into Coulterville. On the way in he complained of being sick and was forced to lie down. In Coulterville while there he was very sick and returned home in the afternoon and died about an hour afterwards. The physicians said the symptoms indicated poison. A coroner's jury was summoned but did not report desiring to have a autopsy held on the body first. The body was interred Saturday. And exhumed the following day at the request of the District Attorney, and an analysis of the stomach is being made by Dr. KOENIG. The deceased leaves a wife and a married daughter.
HARLOW, G. W. October 23, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of G. W. HARLOW.
The death of G. W. HARLOW of
took place at his residence in that town on Tuesday October 20th, 1897.
Deceased was a native of Virginia and about 66 years of age. He was an old time resident of this county and has made Coulterville his home for a number of years past. He was a blacksmith by profession and worked his trade until a few years ago when he went into the livery business, which he conducted up to the time of his death. Deceased was an honorable, upright man and always held the respect and esteem of those who knew him. He had not been in the best of health of late years and on Saturday last had an operation performed on himself. Doctors EVANS and HAWKINS performed the operation.
His funeral took place in Coulterville at two o'clock on Thursday afternoon. Deceased was married, his widow survives him to mourn the loss of a good and kind husband.
WILLIAMSON, Thomas October 30, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Thomas WILLIAMSON, a miner living above Coulterville was found dead last Monday close to his cabin. When found he was laying on his face and had a box of grapes under his arm. A coroner's jury found that death had taken place from natural causes. Heart disease was supposed to have been the cause of his death. Deceased was about 50 years of age an a native of England. His remains were shipped to Ripon San Joaquin county where his wife resides.
MERRITT, George D. October 30 1897 Mariposa Gazette
A Sudden Death.
Tuesday morning the citizens of
were shocked by the announcement that Under Sheriff George D. MERRITT
died at an early hour that morning.
The deceased had been sick but a few days, although he had not been in perfect health for several months, but it was not thought that his sickness would develop into anything serious. He continued to perform the duties of his office up to Saturday evening when he took to his bed in the Rosedale lodging house, from whence he never arose. Everything that medical assistance could do to relieve the sufferer was done, but despite the efforts of Dr. BROWN the deceased quietly passed away at about 6 o'clock Tuesday morning. His death was due to acute infiltration of the lungs, superinduced by a debilitated condition of the stomach.
The deceased was a native of California, aged 37 years, six moths and had lived in this section for quite a number of years. He leaves an only brother and his family to mourn his loss. - Madera Mercury, Oct. 23rd.
CARROLL October 30, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Murder at Big Oak Flat.
On Monday the 18th at Big Oak Flat, in Tuolumne county a murderous tragedy was enacted, by a man by the name of Henry SMITH shooting and killing his mining partner by the name of CARROLL. After the fatal shooting the murderer, armed with a rifle and pistol fled from the scene of the killing with a vow that he would never be taken alive. SMITH is said to be a dangerous man, and CARROLL his third victim. Tuolumne county officers are in pursuit of the fugitive but up to the present writing it is not known whether or not he has been captured.
ROSS, Samuel J. October 30, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Samuel ROSS Dead.
Samuel J. ROSS, well known in Merced and Mariposa counties, died in Merced city on Friday the 22nd. "Sam" as he was familiarly called by his friends was born on the Merced River in Merced county near Snelling and was about forty years of age. He at one time held the office of deputy sheriff of his native county.
HITE- NOUGAS October 16, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
J. R. HITE to Wed.
The following article which is taken
from the San Francisco Chronicle is quite a surprise to these in
who are acquainted with Mr. HITE.
"The quiet way in which John R. HITE secured a license yesterday in Oakland to wed Mrs. Cecillia NOUGUS seems to indicate that he feared opposition from his relatives. No friends of either of the contracting parties were warned of the anticipated step, which seems to have been precipitately. HITE, who is reputed a millionaire, is 65 years of age, while Mrs. NOUGUS boasts less than two score summers. While his home was in Fresno county, HITE made this city his place of residence, and here it was that he fell under Mrs. NOUGUS' charms. The aged bridegroom maintained quarters in the Carlton House, while Mrs. NOUGUS lived at 212 Turk street, supporting herself by nursing. Of late they have been much together, and a week ago Mrs. NOUGUS visited Fresno, so the outcome of their acquaintance is not altogether a surprise to their friends. HITE'S brothers and sisters, who considered him safely past the age of matrimony, are not pleased, however, with his latest departure.
"HITE was the discoverer and for many years the owner of the celebrated Hite mine of Mariposa, which he located under the guidance of a young Indian women whom he befriended. He took more than $1,000,000 out of the mine and invested in San Francisco real estate. He lived for many years in an old business home on Montgomery street where the Mills building now stands. His eccentricities when in Fresno county were common gossip, and in spite of his age and wealth, he would frequently strip off his coat and work with his hired hands in the fields.
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November 6, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 6, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
SMYER- Near Lewis, October 11th, 1897, to the wife of S. E.SMYER a son.
Died November 6, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
BUSANO- Near Hornitos, October 27th, 1897, beloved wife of Ygnacio BUSANO.
MORRIS- In the County Hospital, November 2nd, 1897, B. F. MORRIS, a native of Tennessee, aged 86 years.
HOSKINS- In Mariposa, October 30th, 1897, Mrs. Sarah HOSKINS, a native of Cornwall, England, aged 86 years.
November 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
BERTKEN- In Mariposa, November 6th, 1897, to the wife of Wm. BERTKEN a son.
Died November 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
HARTWICK- Near Quartzburg, at the residence of her son, J. F. THORN, November 11th, 1897, Mary F. HARTWICK, a native of Tennessee, aged 84 years.
MORENO- In Hornitos, November 7th, 1897, Cilda, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. MORENO, aged 7 months.
CUNEO- In Coulterville, November 12, 1897, Joseph CUNEO, a native of Italy, aged 57 years.
November 20, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born November 20, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
McMASTER- Near Hornitos, November 13th, 1897, to the wife of Chas. McMASTER a son.
November 27, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Died November 27, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
CLARK- In Merced, November 20th, 1897, Clifton CLARK, a native of Canada, aged 28 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
MORRIS, B. F. November 6, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Judge B.F. MORRIS.
The death of Judge B. F. MORRIS,
took place at the county hospital on Tuesday the 2nd inst. marks the
of another of Mariposa old pioneers.
Judge MORRIS was a native of Tennessee and at the age of 86 years of age. He was an attorney by profession, but sought his fortune in the mines. The deceased up to a year and a half ago was a resident of Coulterville, where he had lived uninterruptedly for a great many years and where he had a large number of friends.
At one time he held the office of deputy sheriff under Captain BOLAND and at various times he held the position of Deputy District Attorney, attending to the business of that office on the other side of the river. He was a prominent member of the Coulterville lodge of Masons and held office of marshall in that order for about a quarter of a century and that order paid for his care at the hospital.
His funeral took place in Mariposa on Thursday last under the auspices of the Masonic Fraternity.
HARDWICK, Mary F. November 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
A Good Women Gone.
Mrs. Mary F. HARDWICK died at the
of her son, J. F. THORN, near Quartzburg this county, at 6 a.m. on the
The deceased was married to Colonel Thomas THORN in Little Rock, Ark., and went to Texas. They spent the winter of '49 and '50 in Los Angeles. In the spring of 1850 they arrived at Quartzburg, Mariposa county, which town she named, where they resided until Col. THORN's death in 1854, leaving two sons, Thomas J. and J. F. THORN, who still survive.
On December 2nd, 1857, deceased was married to Major G. M. HARDWICK, who died in 1879, and ever since the deceased has resided with the family of her son J. F. THORN, where she always received the kind treatment which so good a women deserved. She was a fine specimen of christian womanhood, of good education, ever hospitable and charitable in her unostentatious way. Firm in her own faith yet liberal and broad minded as to the faith of others. To be in her presence for any length of time was to feel that you were in the company of a superior and refined women.
None ever knew her but to respect and honor her. Living to the ripe old age of eighty-four years, a stainless life has left an impression on all who knew her that cannot fail to be of benefit to them.
She was stricken with paralysis about six months ago and has ever since been confined to her bed. During her illness she has shown the same christian patience which she had displayed throughout her long life. The internment took place at the Quartzburg cemetery yesterday. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to its last resting place.
MORENO, infant November 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
We are sorry to say that the little child of Marcus MORENO was taken suddenly worse last Saturday night and died Sunday morning.
CUNEO, Joseph November 13, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Joseph CUNEO.
As we go to press news comes to us of
the death of Joseph CUNEO of Coulterville.
Mr. CUNEO was an old resident of Coulterville and owned a large vineyard above town. He was an ernest, hardworking and a good citizen. His death was the result of an abscess. He was about 57 years of age and leaves a large family of children. The funeral will take place tomorrow.
MOORE, Reuele November 20, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Modesto, November 13.- The dead body
of Reuele MOORE, the 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. MOORE, was
in a garden near his home, six miles south of Modesto, last night at
o'clock, with a rifle ball in the head above the right ear. A breach
rifle of 23 caliber was resting over the boy's legs with the breech
The supposition is that the death was caused by the accidental
of the gun while the youth was trying to extract a cartridge. The
Coroner's verdict was that death was caused by the young man's own hand
and that the shot was either accidental or was fired with suicidal
The young man was a nephew of Mrs. M. TURNER of Mariposa. News of the accident was telephoned to Mariposa on Saturday and Mrs. TURNER went to Modesto to attend the funeral.
CLARK, C. C. November 27, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Death of C. C. CLARK.
Clifton C. LARK, proprietor of the
Hotel, died in Merced city last Saturday morning, after a brief
Euraemic coma was the cause assigned for his death.
Mr. CLARK was a young man about 28 years of age. At the time of his death he was engaged in the hotel business in Hornitos and though young at the business the traveling public commended his ability highly as a hotel man and he was meeting with a fair share of success in his business.
His mother, Mrs. GAIGNAULT, and his wife where with him at the time of his death.
The deceased was a native of Canada and came to Mariposa long before he entered man's estate. He was married within the last couple of years to an excellent young lady, who is left to mourn the loss of her young husband.
The remains were brought to Hornitos for internment. The funeral took place from the Hornitos hotel last Monday at 2 o'clock p.m.
HUMES-PETERSON married November 27, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
A pleasant wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Christian PETERSON near Hornitos, on Thanksgiving Day. Their daughter, Miss Melissa, was married to Al P. HUMES. The bride looked charming in a dress of white brocaded silk and was attended by her sister and cousin, Miss Edith PETERSON and Miss Mamie GRAVES. The groomsmen were Chris PETERSON, Jr., and George REEB, Jr.
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December 4, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
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HODGSON- Near Mariposa, November 25th, 1897, to the wife of George HODGSON, a son.
WESTON- In Mariposa, November 29th, 1897, to the wife of John WESTON a daughter.
December 11, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 11, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
JOHNSON- At Whitlocks, December 7, 1897, to the wife of Wm. JOHNSON a son.
December 18, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Born December 18, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
PETERSON- In Fresno, Dec. 10, 1897, to the wife of N. H. PETERSON a son.
LAIRD- In Mariposa, December 13th, 1897, to the wife of John LAIRD, a son.
Married December 18, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
POTTHAST- JOHNS- At Princeton, December 15th, 1897, by the Rev. Henry NEATE, Miss Minnie POTTHAST of Princeton to S. J. JOHNS of Whilocks.
ANAYA-CAMIN- In Mariposa, December 15th, 1897, by the Hon. John M. CORCORAN, Miss Rose ANAYA to Albert CAMIN, both of Mariposa.
December 25, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Married December 25, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
MATHEWS-GROSS- At Jerseydale, December 20th, 1897, by the Rev. Henry NEATE, Miss Etta MATHEWS of Jerseydale, to L. A. GROSS of Sacramento.
LOVETT- KEYES- In Mariposa, December 24th, 1897, by Hon. John M. CORCORAN, William H. LOVETT to Miss Sarah E. KEYES both of Coulterville.
Died December 25, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
YOCUM- Near Mariposa, December 20, 1897, Jesse YOCUM, a native of Missouri, aged 57 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
KING-MEANY married December 4, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
KING- MEANY Nuptials
Dr. J. F. KING, the popular dentist
Merced and Miss Daisy MEANY, also of this city, were married in San
this afternoon at two o'clock.
The news of the wedding will be somewhat of a surprise to the many friends of the contracting parties, as the matter had been kept very quiet. Dr. KING is one of Merced's substantial and progressive young men, and his newly made wife is a lady of many accomplishments and a prominent member of Merced's social set.
After a short honeymoon, which will be spent in San Francisco and vicinity, Dr. and Mrs. KING will return to this city where they will permanently reside.
They are expected home about Saturday. Sun December 1st.
LEGGETT, Thomas H. December 11, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Merced's Recorder dead.
Thomas H. LEGGETT, County Recorder of Merced county, died last Monday while undergoing treatment in a San Francisco hospital. The deceased was an old time resident of Merced county and one of her most respected citizens. He has for years served the people of his county in different official capacities and his record as an officer stands unblemished. The remains were brought to Merced for internment and the funeral which took place from the family residence on Wednesday last was largely attended for the deceased left no enemies. He leaves a wife and four children.
GOULD- EATON married December 11, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
F. H. GOULD Married.
Last Saturday Frank H. GOULD, formerly of Mariposa, was married in Santa Rosa, to Mrs. M. B. EATON of Stockton. After the wedding Mr. GOULD and his bride left for Coronado, where they will remain a short time, then they will go east for a while and on their return will make San Francisco their future home.
CAMIN- ANAYA married December 18, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
A pleasant wedding took place at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. ALARID last Wednesday. The contracting
were Albert CAMIN and Miss Rose ANAYA both of Mariposa. Judge J. M.
performed the marriage ceremony, which took place at eleven o'clock
The bride and groom, both popular young people, were attended by Miss CAMIN, sister of the groom, acting as bridesmaid, for Miss ANAYA, while Fermin RUIZ, the brother of the bride, acted as best man for Mr. CAMIN. Only immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present.
At the conclusion of the ceremony and after the wedding repast was over. Mr. and Mrs. CAMIN took their departure for the city, where they will spend their honeymoon.
YOCUM, Jesse December 25, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Jesse YOCUM of Pea Ridge died at his residence on last Monday morning of heart dropsy, He was buried at Pea Ridge on Tuesday. Mr. YOCUM has been ailing for some time past and his death was not unexpected. He leaves a widow and several children to mourn his loss.
LOVETT- KEYES married December 25, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
Just before going to press on Friday the marriage of W. H. LOVETT and Miss Sarah KEYES of Coulterville was announced. Hon. J. M. CORCORAN performed the ceremony. The Gazette tenders its best wishes to the newly wedded couple.
GROSS-MATHEWS married December 25, 1897 Mariposa Gazette
GROSS- MATHEWS Wedding.
At half past six o'clock Monday
December 20th, 1897, at the home of the bride's parents in Pine Glen,
marriage of L. A. GROSS and Miss Etta MATHEWS was celebrated.
To the strains of Lohengrin, the bride, accompanied by her maid of honor, Miss May CORCORAN, moved down the hall to the parlor door, where she paused an instant under a dainty wedding bell. The groom advanced and led her to an arch of similax and pink ribbons against a bank of heliotrope and pink geraniums. Here a short, impressive marriage service was read by the Rev. Henry NEALE. From shaded lamps the light fell softly over the lovely bride and from every corner flowers breathed their fragrance. Her dress was a white moussiline de soie and chiffon, her only ornaments maiden-hair ferns, so in truth, she seemed a beautiful flower.
After congratulations, the bridal party repaired to the dinning room where on a table prettily trimmed with ferns and similax, a delicious breakfast was served.
At eight o'clock Mr. and Mrs. GROSS, followed by laughter and snowballs started for San Francisco. The snowy world around them sparkled gloriously in the sunlight, and like diamond spears, the mountains pierced a cloudless sky. Fair prophets, they, of joy.
Perhaps those mountains may miss the big blue eyes that studied nature's every mood. Certainly the pretty home in Pine Glenn will be lonely without its sunbeams, old men in passing will wish for a cheering word or a generous hand to bring warming coffee to them through the snow and children will dream again of bright smiles they walked miles to meet. Mr. GROSS has won the confidence of all and their congratulations were sincere. He is a mining man well known and respected in the State.
They received numerous and costly gifts.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. John MATHEWS, Alonzo SUTTON, Misses Alice CORCORAN and Jennie LAIRD and W. G. TURNER.
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