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Mariposa Gazette 1901- 1902
Mariposa Gazette 1901
Vitals January 1901 Mariposa Gazette
January 5, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Died January 5, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
WHITE- At Bakersfield, Cal., December 22, 1900, of pleure-pneumonia, William M. WHITE, Jr., aged 26 years, 4 months and 24 days, beloved son of William M. and Martha A. WHITE, and brother of Hattie M. WHITE.
Internment Rosedale cemetery, Los Angelese, December 24, 1900. San Francisco, San Rafael, Alameda, and Mariposa papers please copy.
Deceased was the nephew of Mrs. J. KERRINS of Mariposa, Mrs. WHITE and Mrs. WHITE being sisters.
January 12, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
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Born January 26, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
ADAIR- In Mariposa, January 25, 1901, to the wife of J. A. ADAIR, a son, weight 10 pounds.
Married January 26, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
COLLINS-RIHN- In Mariposa, January 24th, 1901, by Judge CORCORAN, Edward COLLINS, Jr., and Miss Kitty RIHN both of Bear Valley.
Died January 26, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
FLUMMER- In Stockton, January 15th, 1901, Mrs. Agnes FLUMMER, a native of Jackson, Amador county, aged about 35 years.
CARL- Near Bear Valley, January 22, 1901, John CARL, a native of Ireland, aged 67 years.
JOY- In Chowchilla, Washington, January 16th, 1901, Oliver H. JOY, aged 70 years.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
GERTZ, FRANKENBURG January 5, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
During the week two men were found dead in their cabins at Indian Gulch, both octogenarians and old time citizens of that community, and death was the result of natural causes in both circumstances.
Henry GERTZ was found dead in his cabin on Sunday last and from indications he had been dead a number of days. Deceased was a native of Denmark and aged 81 years. He had lived in Indian Gulch for a long time, and had no relatives here that are known.
The other man found dead was Ewald Von FRANKENBURG a native of Prussia, aged 83 years. The deceased was a man of fine education and was well connected.
He had held office in the German Army and had been wounded in battle there, from which he had never fully recovered, having been committed to various insane asylums at divers times. He was a civil engineer by profession and during a term of confinement in the insane asylum at Stockton, he prepared and drafted plans for the building of a women's ward, which were accepted by the authorities and the women's ward of the asylum was afterwards built in conformity therewith.
During all his residence in this county he has never been in his right mind always fancying that people were trying to poison him and taking the most ridiculous means of preventing such an end.
He had recently procured a permit to enter the county hospital here and Michael BAUER of Hornitos had gone over to bring him to the hospital on Monday morning but found him dead when he arrived at the cabin. A man named Jake KAUFMAN, who lived near the deceased, and who looked after him lately had been there a short time before and found deceased, who was not long dead for his body was still warm.
The Coroner held inquest on the remains of both deceased men in which the juries found that death was the results of natural causes.
LOUDERMILK, Solomon January 5, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Suicide Near Princeton.
A woodchopper named Solomon LOUDERMILK, who was engaged in chopping wood back of Princeton, committed suicide last Saturday afternoon about half three. He had been drinking quite heavily for a few days and evidently concluded to even up with himself.
Some other woodchoppers, who were working within sight of the deceased, heard a shot and thought it was a blast, but looking in the direction of the cabin they saw smoke coming from the roof and at once went to see what the matter was, they knew the deceased was there and had heard him talk of committing suicide. They found the cabin locked from the inside and heard the deceased groaning, they called the partner of the deceased, who was chopping wood in the neighborhood and he came and opened the door, and LOUDERMILK was lying on his face on the floor with his throat cut and the top of his head blown off. A bloody razor was lying on the bed a shot gun on the floor.
It was evident from the way in which blood was smeared over everything in the cabin especially on the paper containing powder and shot, that the deceased first cut his throat with the razor and not having made a success of that he loaded the shot gun and while the butt was on the floor he put his head against the muzzle and pulled the trigger, but even then he failed to kill himself instantly, for he was yet alive when the men entered the house. Dr. KEARNEY was summoned but death intervened shortly afterwards.
Coroner McELLIGOTT held an inquest the next day in which the foregoing facts were disclosed and the jury brought in a verdict of suicide in accordance therewith. Deceased was a native of Indiana and was about 40 years of age.
GOURGUET, Elizabeth January 12, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Demise of Mrs. Elizabeth GOURQUET.
At the early hour of 2:30 a. m. on Wednesday last the spirit of Mrs. Elizabeth GOURQUET took its flight from its earthly habitation. The deceased lady was nearly eighty three years of age at the time of her death, and her demise was the result of old age.
She was the widow of the late Dennis GOURQUET, who preceded her to the grave about eight years ago, lacking three days.
Mrs. GOURQUET was a native of the county Cavin, Ireland. She left her native country at an early age for Australia where she resided for eight years, coming to California in 1848. Two years later she was united in marriage to the late Dennis GOURQUET at Stockton, they moved from Stockton to the vicinity of Coarse Gold Gulch, then a part of Mariposa county, where Albert, her first child was born, he being the first white child born in that part of the country.
Mrs. GOURQUET lived in Mariposa Co. up to 18--, returning again in the last couple of years she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Thos. McELLIGOTT, where her later years where made comfortable. For some time past she has been failing and those about her knew the end was not far off.
She leaves two children, Albert D. GOURQUET of Selma, Fresno county, and Mrs. Thos. McELLIGOTT of Mariposa.
The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon from the residence of Thos. McELLIGOTT, the internment being made at the Odd Fellows' cemetery, Rev. S. D. HARRISON officiating.
REYNOLDS, Thomas H. January 12, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Thomas H. REYNOLDS, formerly of this county, died at his home in Nevada City on December 22nd, 1900. He was a victim of that dread disease, consumption. For two years he has been wrestling with the dread destroyer but succumbed at last to the inevitable.
Deceased was a native of Cornwall, England, he came to America when a boy and for years during the palmy days of the Washington Mine he worked in that mine. From here he with his family moved to Nevada City when the Washington closed. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss, besides a aged mother and several brothers. He was a son in law of Mrs. Irma SCOTT of Quartzburg.
Brighter, fairer far than living
With no trace of woe or pain,
Robed in everlasting light
The loved ones shall see thee once again.
HIGGINS, Mrs. Peter H. January 12, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Passed Away Suddenly.
Last Sunday afternoon Mrs. Peter H. HIGGINS suddenly expired at her home in Mariposa. The deceased was the wife of Peter H. HIGGINS. She had been ill a couple of weeks prior to her death, but it was not thought that she was in any immediate danger, in fact she was supposed to be convalescing, and on Sunday while the physician was conversing with her when she suddenly died.
The remains were taken to Fresno by Mr. HIGGINS where they were interred.
JOY, Oliver H. January 26, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Mariposan.
Oliver H. JOY, an old time resident of Coulterville, died at hi home in Chehallis, Washington, on January 16th, 1901. Deceased was a brother in law of our County Treasurer S.P.O. COUNTS. having married Miss COUNTS at Horse Shoe Bend in 1855.
Mr. JOY and family left this county in 1877 and have since resided in Washington. His widow and several children still reside.
MULLER, John January 26, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Accidental Death of John MULLER.
John MULLER, who for a number of years lived just inside the line of Mariposa county, on what was formerly known as the Griffith ranch, met his death accidentally last Friday night. Deceased started from Merced about half past six in the evening, the night was dark and foggy, but he was in no way alarmed about finding his road home for he was quite familiar with the road, having driven it hundreds of times at all hours. He left the six-mile house at about 8 o'clock. Not until Sunday evening when Mr. PHELPS, who stops at the MULLER ranch, found the team standing near a fence close to the house was anything heard or seen of either the man or his team.
PHELPS and one of MULLER's daughters started out to look for him, others joined in the search and Sunday the country between six-mile house and MULLER's ranch was searched. About ten o'clock the body of Mr. MULLER was found about five miles east of the six mile house on a road leading to a sheep camp, half a mile from the main road. MULLER's neck was broken and his skull crushed. About sixty dollars in money was found in his pockets.
A Coroners jury was summoned and they found that death was accidental. It was supposed that after leaving the six mile house Mr. MULLER fell asleep and the horses left to themselves wandered from the road at the point where the body was found, there was a steep incline going into the creek that the wagon tilted to one side throwing the driver out on his head and killing him.
The Merced Sun of January 21st, 1901 prints the following short biography of the deceased:
John MULLER was fifty-seven years old and a native of Switzerland. He came to this country when a young man and settled in Missouri where he became intimately acquainted with Phil BEDESEN and the late John BANKS. Mr. MULLER came to California in the early seventies and engaged in the blacksmithing business in Merced. He wrote letters back to Messrs. BANKS and BEDESEN and induced them to come to Merced. Mrs. BANK's sister came to them and an acquaintance begun in Missouri was followed by her marriage to Mr. MULLER. Mrs. MULLER died several years ago. Mr. MULLER turned his attention tto ranching and has since bee engaged in that occupation at the ranch in the foothills. The deceased leaves three children, George, Anna and Clara. The son is ranching near Madera and the two girls lived at the home place. Mr. MULLER left no other relatives in this county so far as known.
The funeral was held this afternoon at two o'clock from the residence of W. E. LANDRAM.
CARL. John January 26, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Killed by a Cave.
John CARL, familiarly known as "Happy Jack", who for the past forty years has lived on the mountain between Bear Valley and Hunter's Valley, was found dead in his mining claim on Wednesday. Coroner McELLIGOTT was notified and went over and held an inquest on the body. The testimony at the inquest was meager. Carl was last seen alive on Saturday, and from the position of the body it was apparent that he was digging in his claim undermining a bank which he wished to throw into the race to wash off, and he had evidently started to run from under it but was caught by the falling dirt and buried up to the neck. Chris SIEGLESTYLE found him in that position when he went there on Wednesday morning.
Deceased was about seventy years of age and a native of Ireland. He was unmarried and leave no relatives so far as known.
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Died February 1901 Mariposa Gazette
BERTKEN- In Mariposa, January 29th, 1901, Wm. P. BERTKEN, a native of Mariposa county, aged 30 years.
MENTZER- In Coulterville, January 26th, 1901, John MENTZER, a native of Lancaster, Penn., aged about 70 years.
February 9, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Born February 9, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
GOMMO- In Hornitos, January 30th, 1901, to the wife of Wm. GOMMO, a daughter.
ROWLAND- In Mariposa, February 2nd 1901, to the wife of T. B. ROWLAND, a daughter.
February 16, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
February 23, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
CONKLIN, Seth W. February 2, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Pioneer.
Salinas, January 25,- Seth W. CONKLIN, who was the first merchant to establish himself in Salinas, died here tonight of cancer. He came to California during forty-nine and engaged in mining in Mariposa county, where he remained until December 1867, when he settled where Salinas now is. He will be buried by the Odd Fellows here. He leaves a widow but no children..- Examiner.
S. W. CONKLIN kept the store on Sherlocks creek and will be remembered by many of the old settlers of that neighborhood. He was a brother in law of the late Deacon MOORE.
BERTKIN, Wm. P. February 2, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Gone To His Rest.
Wm. P. BERTKENS Dies of Injuries he received last week.
The earthly sufferings of William P. BERTKEN were ended Tuesday evening about eight o'clock, when death claimed him as his own.
Death was the inevitable result of the accident which befell the deceased in the Mariposa mine on the 19th ult. That he survived for the length of time is due to his splendid physical condition, his unwavering nerve, his medical attendance and nursing.
For several days prior to his final dissolution he knew the end was near and expressed himself as ready and willing to obey the summons.
He sent for Rev. S. D. HARRISON and made his peace with God a couple of days prior to his death.
The deceased was a native of this county and resided here during the entire period of his existence. Both as a boy and man he was well thought of by his associates.
Misfortune seemed to mark him for her own. On one occasion while out hunting he had his gun resting on the ground the muzzle under his arm when his dog jumped upon him and in some manner struck the hammer of the gun with its paw raising it sufficiently to explode the cap, the gun was discharged tearing a frightful hole in his shoulder. On another occasion, while out hunting, a glance shot from another parties shot gun struck him in the eye, and finally the accident in the mine., which resulted in his death.
With all his misfortune he was a sober, industrious, hard working man, who earned the respect of all who knew him.
Several years ago he was married to Miss Frankie CLOW, who with two small children are left to mourn the loss of the care of a loving husband and father. His parents, four brothers and a sister also survive him and mourn the loss of their son and brother.
Deceased was a member of the N.S.G.W. and K. of P. orders, the later Lodge took charge of his remains and conducted the funeral services, which took place at their hall in the Old Fellows building at three o'clock p. m. on Wednesday.
The remains were interred in the Odd Fellows' cemetery in the presence of a very large number of friends and acquaintances, the funeral possession being one of the largest seen in Mariposa for a long time.
MENTZER, John February 2, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of John MENTZER.
John MENTZER is dead! These were the words that struck the hearts of Coulterville with a leaden chill last Saturday morning. The rule teaches us to say naught but good of the dead. A better rule would teach us to speak nothing of the dead save that which is true. Undeserved eulogies and fulsome flattery like calumny and slander are not fitted for the grave.
There was no man better known in our country than John MENTZER. He was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, September 17th, 1830, and came to California in 1852. For several years he worked on the Mariposa Grant and took part in the dispute between rival mining companies in 1857. He finally settled in Coulterville where he married in 1864 to Miss Maggie MITCHELL. By this union there are four children, all grown, three sons and a daughter, named respectfully Roland D., George C., Clinton I., AND Vinnie MENTZER. Mr. MENTZER was county Supervisor from the districts for many years. In all his official capacities he served he served his constituency well and faithfully. He was a man of sterling worth, and his guiding star was justice. He "hewed the line" and measured with a full measure. He was a Republican in politics and for years was the leader of his party in this county. Born amid the scenes hallowed by traditions of the revolution he was intensely American in principle and revered his country and flag.
For several months he has been gradually failing and while his death was expected, still it came as a shock, and now he sleeps peacefully in the little grave yard amidst a throng of departed friends that have preceded him. Let us rest in the belief that after a life spent in honorably, with his duty as he saw it, faithfully performed, his soul at last has found eternal rest. A large concourse of friends follows his remains to the grave.
WALLACE, C.C. February 2, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
A Sudden Death.
Last Wednesday C. C. WALLACE of San Francisco, while on the stage between Raymond and Mariposa en route to look after his mining property at Sweetwater was taken suddenly ill on the stage near Hogans ranch on Pea Ridge. Mr. WALLACE asked the driver to stop and he got out and lay on the ground, the driver told him to get in the stage and he would drive back to Hogan's with him. He did so and they bought Mr. WALLACE into the house, here Mr. HOGAN gave him some salt and water and mustard, this seemed to relieve him.
A Mr. BLISS, who was with WALLACE had gotten out of the stage and walked ahead , was informed by the driver when he overtook him and Mr. BLISS immediately returned to Hogan's. WALLACE said he felt better and sat down on a chair. He immediately began to gasp for breath and Mr. BLISS went to his assistance but the end was at hand and he expired at once.
C. C. WALLACE was a man about sixty-eight years of age and for a great many years was a prominent citizen of Nevada State. He held office of Assessor of Humboldt county for twenty years and was a prominent politician of that section. In later years Mr. WALLACE has been in the employ of the S.P. R. R. Co., as an adjuster, etc.
About six years ago in company with Captain SMITH and others he became interested in the mines in and around Sweetwater and has had men constantly at work there ever since developing the mines, in which the deceased had great confidence in, and it was to visit these mines that occasioned his journey of this week.
His body was sent to San Francisco for internment.
CAMIN, Antoine February 9, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
To The Beyond.
Antoine CAMIN, who for a great number of years was a resident of Mariposa county, died at his home in Merced city on Tuesday night last. Death was the result of old age.
Deceased was a native of France and about 70 years of age. He was the father of our townsmen, Albert and Earnest CAMIN, Mrs. Fred LADOUCEUR of San Francisco, and Ellen, Josie, and Matilda CAMIN of Merced. His wife survives him and with her children was at the bedside of the departed ministering to his wants when the summons came.
At an early date Mr. CAMIN settled on Bear Creek in this county and resided there up to a few years ago when he moved to Merced with his family, where they have ever since resided. Although his residence was in Merced, deceased spent a part of each year on the Bear Creek ranch, the ownership of which he retained, always feeling that it was his home.
The deceased was an upright man and a good citizen, and the surviving relatives have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.
FARRAR, Lea February 23, 1900 Mariposa Gazette
Lea FARRAR, an old time resident of this county, died at the county hospital here last Sunday morning. He was a native of Missouri and about 76 years old.
Vitals March 1901 Mariposa Gazette
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Born March 2, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
SPAGNOLI- At the Francis mine February 23rd, 1901, to the wife of J. W. SPAGNOLI, a daughter.
March 9, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
March 16, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
March 23, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Born March 23, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
CASTRO- In Mariposa, March 20th 1901, to the wife of T. F. CASTRO, a son.
March 30, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
TUCKER, James March 2, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
James TUCKER Killed.
Robert McFARLAND has added another notch to his stick or pistol by killing James TUCKER in Merced. His record is now one of the State's brightest from a standpoint of notches on his pistol. His last victim, like himself, is known as a bad man and has simply found what all such characters are looking for. The killing according to the various newspaper reports occurred in Merced's tenderloin, both men were shooting, who commenced it will be for a jury to determine. But the chances are it was commenced by a mutual understanding, not spoken but understood between them, as bad blood is said to have existed for many years. McFARLANE's career has been a stormy one. His first real serious trouble happened in Merced when he killed a Portuguese in a dance house and wounded two more. For this offense he was turned loose by the court after the jury stood eleven for acquittal and one for conviction. Afterwards he was sent to San Quentin for two years for shooting at Billy WEBB. His previous record is what convicted him of this charge, as there was nothing to prevent his shooting WEBB had he so desired. He was in the Visalia Jail for attempted murder but broke jail with a man named McKINNEY. After over a year had passed he was found in New Mexico and brought back but never tried. His next most prominent act was to kill a Mexican in New Mexico in a gun fight. For this he was sent to the penitentiary for twenty-one years but in some manner was turned loose. Bob was once of Merced's most promising young men, but fate has been against him and yet he is lucky to be alive.
BERTRAND, Anthony March 9, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
A letter from C. L. MAST informs us of the death of Anthony BERTRAND, in Clayton, New York. The deceased lived for many years on the north side of the river, where he was well known. His death occurred on February 10th, 1901, he was about 70 years of age.
MYERS-SCHWARTZ March 16, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
The marriage of Samuel MYERS to Miss Louise SCHWARTZ of Mariposa county was solemnized at the home of Thomas CLAYTON in Selma Thursday evening. Rev. P. T. RAMSEY of the M. E. church south officiated in the presence of relatives and a few friends. Mr. and Mrs. MYERS left Friday for Mariposa, but will return in a couple of weeks to reside near Selma. - Fresno Republican, March 10th.
CASTRO, son March 23, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Never since celebrating the last anniversary of Mexican Independence has there been such a smile on the countenance of T. F. CASTRO, as on Wednesday last when a infant son made its appearance in his home.
Vitals April 1901 Mariposa Gazette
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April 20, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Born April 20, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
COCHRAN- In Mariposa, April 14, 1901, to the wife of Howard COCHRAN a daughter.
April 27, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
OLCESE, Maquerite April 6, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Marguerite, the six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John OLCESE of Merced, died of typhoid fever last week.
HAYES, Henry B. April 13, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Henry H. HAYES, an old man, aged about 70 years, was thrown from his horse near Modesto in front of a moving train, run over and instantly killed.
BOISSE, Henry April 13, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Henry BOISSE.
Last week we were called upon to chronicle the serious accident that befell Henry BOISSE of Coulterville, in being caved upon while working in a mine near that town. This week we are pained to announce the fatal results of that accident, as death came to relieve his intense sufferings so Sunday last at his home in Coulterville. Medical science and the ministrations of loving hands in tender nursing were powerless to restore to health and save the life of poor Henry.
Henry Charles BOISSE was a native of Coulterville and about 39 years of age. While it is a always proper and right to speak charitably of the dead, this is a case where the spotless life of the deceased deserves special encomium. His was characterized by industrious and exemplary habits.
In his native town of Coulterville where his earthly-life was so honorably passed, and from where he was so sorrowfully removed by the unsparing hand of death, he knew no enemies. All were his friends. There are left to mourn his sad demise, a father, sister and brother, who are entitled to, and will receive the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.
The interment was in Coulterville cemetery, and the remains were followed to their last resting place by relatives and a large number of friends.
Catarina April 20, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Catarina, the old Indian woman, who for years has been a familiar figure on the streets of Mariposa, died last Tuesday at the home of Indian NAYO near this town. The usual cry was held at Nayo's place Wednesday night and a number of pale faces attended from whom we are told that the native style of mourning was continued until (unreadable.)
GOODMAN, Lou April 20, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Lou GOODMAN Dead.
Louis K. GOODMAN was found dead at Johnny CARUTH's place on Maxwell's creek, about three miles from Coulterville, on the morning of April 15th, having died the night previous.
Mr. GOODMAN was a miner by occupation and an old and respected resident of Coulterville and vicinity. He was about 62 years of age and was a brother of Joe GOODMAN who was at one time the Editor of the Virginia City Enterprise and a prominent newspaper writer. The remains of deceased have been shipped to San Francisco for internment.
MELSON, Peter April 20, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Peter MELSON Dead.
John Peter MELSON an old resident of Mariposa county died near Webb's Station, at New Years district, this week. Mr. MELSON was a very old man and had lived for a great number of years at Big Meadows, where he owned, in conjunction with George MEYERS, a farm. Paralysis was the cause of death. The remains were interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Snelling.
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Born May 11, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
PETERSON- Near Hornitos, April 30, 1901, to the wife of C. PETERSON, a daughter.
May 18, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Born May 18, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
JOHNS- In Alameda, March 25, 1901, to the wife of C. R. JOHNS, a daughter.
BALL- At DARRAH, MAY 14,1 901, to the wife of R. F. BALL, a son.
May 25, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Died May 25, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
GARBER- In Mariposa, May 17th, 1901, Mrs. Henry GARBER, a native of Mariposa, aged 34 years and 7 months.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
MOLINO, Antoinetta May 4, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Antoinetta MOLINO, the old Mexican woman, who for many years has been a pensioner of the county, was found dead Monday evening at her home on Jessie street in this town. Deceased was a very old woman and had been in an almost helpless condition for a long time, and her death was due to natural causes.
BARRETT, Henry May 4, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Henry BARRETT Dead.
The death of Henry BARRETT occurred Tuesday morning at about 8:30 o'clock at the residence of Tax Collector NEWMAN in Mariposa. Mr. BARRETT was a brother of Joseph BARRETT of Merced Falls and an uncle of Mrs. NEWMAN. The deceased was a native of Canada and about 72 years of age. His home was in British Columbia, but for the past three years he has been residing with his brother in Merced county. Ill health has afflicted Mr. BARRETT for the past two years. At the time of his death he was visiting relatives in this town. He contracted pneumonia a short time since and this disease was the immediate cause of death. Deceased was unmarried and a man of exemplary habits.
Mr. BARRETT was buried on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m. The funeral took place from Mr. NEWMAN's residence and the remains were laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery.
WESTFALL, Mary May 4, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death Of Mrs. WESTFALL.
Report of the death of Mrs. Mary WESTFALL, wife of ex-supervisor J. J. WESTFALL, reached us to late for last week's issue.
Mrs. WESTFALL died at her home in the Snow Creek district, Friday the 26th ult. after a week's illness with pneumonia. Deceased was 71 years of age and was respected by all of her acquaintances. Her prompt and attentive ministrations to her sick neighbors was one of her characteristics that endeared her to all.
The interment was had in the Masonic cemetery at Mariposa, Sunday last, and the remains were followed to the grave by a large procession of mourning relatives and friends.
MORAN, M. F. May 4, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. M. F. MORAN.
Mrs. Julia MORAN, wife of M. F. MORAN, a pioneer citizen of Merced, died at her present home in Vallejo, Sunday last from Paralysis. She was a native of Ireland, aged 61 years. Mrs. MORAN, with her husband, came to Merced in 1872 and established the well known Cosmopolitan hotel, which they conducted for twenty-five years. A short time ago the family removed to Vallejo. Mrs. MORAN during her residence in Merced was recognized by everyone as a most worthy and estimable lady and was proverbial for her kindness and charitableness to those who needed charity. She leaves a husband, six daughters and a son, who, in their bereavement, have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. Her daughters are Mrs. J. B. OLCESE, Mrs. E. E. DYER, Misses Margaret, Anna, Rette and Susie MORAN, and her son is Joseph MORAN. The funeral and internment took place at Vallejo on Tuesday last. - Merced Express, April 26th.
ALVORD, Mrs. M. May 11, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Estimable Lady.
On Saturday morning, May 5th, Mrs. M. ALVORD the wife of Lorenzo ALVORD of Jerseydale, quietly passed away at her home.
The deceased was a native of Ireland, but came to this country in early childhood. She was married to Lorenzo ALVORD in the Webber House in Mariposa, September 27th, 1863, and with her husband and family have resided in this country ever since.
For many years Mr. and Mrs. ALVORD lived at Washington mine near Hornitos and are well and favorably known throughout the county.
The deceased leaves a husband and three grown sons, Edward and John ALVORD of Merced and Asa ALVORD of Jerseydale, who have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
The deceased in her lifetime held the respect and esteem of her neighbors and friend, many of whom attended the funeral which took place on Sunday, the internment being made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery in Mariposa, Rev. D. HARRISON conducting the funeral services.
BUFFUM, Edward W. May 18, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Edward W. BUFFUM.
Last Thursday, May 16th, Edward W. BUFFUM was buried in Hornitos. Here, where the best part of his manhood has been passed, he sleeps peacefully. No grave ever held a more honorable and worthy citizen. His whole life has been an open book and a record of honorable deeds, and while we drop tears upon his grave our hearts are made glad with the knowledge that the world has benefited by the life of Edward BUFFUM. He was born amid the New Hampshire hills at Walpole, Cheshire county, November 7, 1831. He graduated from Harvard University, also the Harvard Law School in 1849 or 50. In 1853 he arrived in California. In 1854 he formed a copartnership with M. S. STOCKTON, which was only dissolved by his death on the 14th of this month. There is a pathos connected with this partnership that is truly affecting. No discord ever marred their business relations, and they have been extensive. Though both were bachelors, their home is one of the most noted in our county for hospitality and their latch string was always out. In the ladder years of the '50's Mr. BUFFUM taught school at Mount OPHIR and at the Stockton & Buffum ranch in 1859. In 1874 he was elected supervisor of his district and held the office continuously for sixteen years, resigning under the strenuous protests of all political parties. In politics Mr. BUFFUM was a pronounced Republican, but rose above party politics when he taught his county's interests could be benefited by supporting other nominees. For 12 years Mr. BUFFUM has been confined to his room by the loss of his eyesight. During all these years Mr. STOCKTON (his partner) has been his constant attendant ministering to his every want with all the tender fealty of a mother, his only regret being that he could not do more.
His death was from a complication of diseases. He was taken to San Francisco where everything was done that medical science and loving hands could do, but it was to no avail. "The silver cord was loosened , the golden bowl broken." His remains was brought back to his old home from where the funeral was held, a Mr. HARRIS of Los Angeles officiating. Loving hands covered his coffin with flowers, while friends from all sections of this county followed him to his grave. Here the last sad rites were spoken and his favorite hymm, "Rock of Ages" was sung. While we turn from his grave in sorrow, let us hope that he rest peacefully and that his reward is such that a just life merits in the world to come.
GARBER, Mrs. Henry May 25, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Henry GARBER.
Friday evening, May 17th, the people of Mariposa were saddened by the announcement of the death of Mrs. Henry GARBER. While it was known that she was not in good health her death came as a shock to all. A little child was born that survived its mother but a few days. Mrs. GARBER's maiden name was Louisa LEIDIG. She was born in the town of Mariposa and here her life was spent. She was married to Henry GARBER, Jr., on the 21st day of January, 1896. Death came to her while yet the world was in spring. A large and sorrowing procession followed her to her grave last Sunday at 2 p.m., the last sad tribute that this world can give to earthly form. Here she sleeps until the earth is called to give up its dead. She sleeps beneath the shadows of the hills her infant eyes first learned to love, beneath the sighing trees that lisp the dirges of the countless ages. Peacefully she sleeps until Heavens angels meet her at the gates of the celestial city, and so we say good bye with tears, not but what her life is more glad, but because we have lost one we all loved.
WHITMAN, Frederick May 25, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Frederick WHITMAN is Killed.
Last Saturday afternoon between the hours of 3 and 4 o'clock Fred RADER shot Frederick WHITMAN. WHITMAN lived until 2 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday. The shooting occurred at Dan HOELTZEL's ranch eight miles northeast of Coulterville.
The facts as near as we can learn them are that there has been a difficulty between RADERS and WHITMAN for sometime, growing out of a dispute as to the ownership of the Red Cloud mining property. Saturday afternoon WHITMAN and some others were cutting potatoes in a house directly in front of the HOELTZEL residence when young RADER appeared on the scene. Whitman ordered RADER off the premises. A dispute took place and RADER threw a bucket at WHITMAN striking him with it. WHITMAN then chased RADER away from the place. RADER as he was going picked up a rock and threw it at WHITMAN striking him on the leg, asking him "how he liked that." RADER went to his home about one mile away where he procured a 30-30 Winchester rifle, WHITMAN resuming his cutting potatoes. When RADER again appeared he had his rifle. His father and brother behind him about 75 or 100 yards. RADER claims that WHITMAN commenced the trouble by drawing his pistol on him, but this is denied by the WHITMAN witnesses. RADER shot from the road a distance of 30 yards or more, the bullet striking WHITMAN in the right hip and lodging near the small of the back. RADER gave himself up and will have his preliminary examination to-day. There is no question but that he will be held to answer to the charge of murder. He is a young man 22 years of age. WHITMAN was also a young man 37 years of age.
He was a son-in-law of Daniel HOELTZEL being married to his youngest daughter. They have been married but a few years. The affair is greatly to be deplored as it not only saddens the life of the dead mans family, but to those who are relatives of RADER and to RADER himself.
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HECKMAN- In Princeton, May 27th, 1901, to the wife of Walter HECKMAN, a daughter.
Died June 1, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
GOLDSWORTHY- At the County Hospital May 26th, 1901, Thomas GOLDSWORTHY, a native of England, aged 81 years.
June 8, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
June 15, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 15, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
DULCICH- In Bear Valley, June 6th, 1901, to the wife of G. DULCICH, a son.
June 22, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 22, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
WOLLESON- At Granite Springs, June 15th, 1901, to the wife of W. F. WOLLESON, a daughter.
June 29, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Born June 29, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
CORCORAN- In Mariposa, June 22nd 1901, to the wife of John H. CORCORAN, a son.
PEREGOY- In Carters, Tuolumne Co., June 15th, 1901, to the wife of Frank PEREGOY a daughter.
Married June 29, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
DRUMMOND-MULDOON, At the residence of W. B. STOLDER in Mariposa, June 22nd, 1901,
Kirby DRUMMOND and Miss Winnie MULDOON, both of Mariposa.
TRESIDDER-JONES- In Mariposa, June 26th, 1901, by the Rev. D. HARRISON, James TRESIDDER and Miss Ethe JONES, both of Mariposa.
GOSNER- CLOUGH- In Merced, June 23rd, 1901, Louis GOSNER and Miss Alfaretta CLOUGH, both of Merced.
Died June 29, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
WILCOX- In San Francisco, June 24, 1901, after a long illness, Joseph R. WILCOX, beloved brother of John W. WILCOX, a native of Kentucky, aged 75 years and 1 month.
COLLINS- At the County Hospital, June 22nd, 1901, John COLLINS, a native of Scotland, aged 67 years.
WHITMAN- Near Coulterville, June 21, 1901, infant child of Mrs. Fred WHITMAN, aged 8 months.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
GOLDWORTHY, Thomas June 1, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Thomas GOLDSWORTHY an inmate of the county hospital, died at that institution last Sunday morning.
CONNER, Jimmie June 15, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Jimmie CONNER is Dead.
Jimmie CONNER, "the Tramp," as he was called died on the trail between Bear Valley and Benton Mills Monday afternoon. No one was near when he died and his horse was hitched to a tree nearby. Jimmie, while a tramp, never walked. His travels were along the course of the Mother Lode, and he was almost as well known as the big ledge. Jimmy always knew where there was a rich mine away back in some out of the way place. He was buried in Bear Valley by Coroner McELLIGOTT. His horse was sold for six dollars, the balance of his estate is hid among the hills where his imagination grew pictures of rich mines.
HALSTEAD, James June 22, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
James HALSTEAD Dead.
James HALSTEAD, a well known and prominent resident of Coulterville, died at his summer home at Hazel Green Monday night. Mr. HALSTEAD's death was a painful surprise to all as serious sickness had not forewarned the deceased's relatives and friends that his dissolution was so near. It is stated, however, that deceased had complained a few days prior to his death, of trouble of the heart.
Mr. HALSTEAD was a native of Michigan but was raised near Snelling in Merced county. He was about fifty years of age at the time of his death. A wife, five daughters and two sons survive him, the eldest child being Mrs. BONDSHU, wife of our County Recorder. George HALSTEAD of Snelling and Frank HALSTEAD of Coulterville were his brothers.
The internment was had in the Coulterville cemetery last Thursday and the large procession that followed the remains to the grave was a testimonial of the respect in which Mr. HALSTEAD was held.
JONES, Ed June 29, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Ed JONES, who lives near Fresno Flats, was killed last week by a wagon loaded with lumber tipping over and upon him between Raymond and Fresno Flats.
MOORE, Harrison June 29, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Harrison MOORE, a rancher living just southeast of town, died last week and was buried in San Jose. He was the stepfather of Prof. DAVIES, of the Hornitos Orchestra.
DRUMMOND-MULDOON June 29, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
A Quiet Wedding.
On Saturday evening of last week a quiet wedding took place at the residence of Mrs. Jane STOLDER in Mariposa.
The contracting parties were Miss Winnie MULDOON and Mr. Kirby DRUMMOND, two of Mariposa's popular young people. The wedding was private and witnessed only by a few of the intimate friends of the contracting parties, Rev. D. HARRISON officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. DRUMMOND left for the coast the next morning for a bridal trip. Neither of the contracting parties are natives of Mariposa, but both have a host of warm friends here who join with the Gazette in wishing them the pleasures of a long and happy married life.
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BALLARD- In Mariposa, July 10, 1901, to the wife of B. J. BALLARD, a son.
Died July 13, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
BALL- At Darrah, July 9th, 1901, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. BALL.
AUSTIN- In Oakland, June 28th, 1901, Mrs. Maggie AUSTIN, a native of Mariposa, aged about 36 years.
The deceased was a sister of Joseph C. LIND of Mariposa, and hass many friends here who will regret to hear of her demise. The immediate cause of death was due to cancer. The remains were interred in Stockton on Sunday, June 30th, 1901.
July 20, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Born July 20, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
HUNT- In Bear Valley, July 10th, 1901, to the wife of T. E. HUNT, a son.
July 27, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Married July 27, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
BLACK-GUEST- In Merced, July 19th, 1901, by Jeff FRUIT, J. P., Henry Newman BLACK and Miss Lotie GUEST, both of Hornitos.
CONDREY- CHOISSER- At Darrah, July 21st, 1901, by R. FINN, J.P., Charles CONDREY and Miss Daisy CHOISSER both od Bear Valley.
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
ROCKWELL, Henry S. July 6, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
A Pioneer Passes Away.
Henry S. ROCKWELL died at his home a few miles west of lindsey last evening, and his remains were brought to this city last night. Mr. ROCKWELL was a native of Ohio and only a few weeks since celebrating his 90th birthday.
The deceased was a pioneer of California, residing at Mariposa in the early days, where he engaged in mining and contracting for the delivery of wood to the quartz mills when they were operated by John C. FREMONT and others.
He removed from Mariposa to this county in the early days of 1870, and located on the land where he made his home in November 1880.
Mr. ROCKWELL was a member of Visalia lodge F. & A.M., and his funeral will take place from the Masonic Temple tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock under the auspices of the order. Internment will be at the Visalia cemetery. - Visalia Times, June 27th.
BALL, Infant July 13, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
The infant son of R. F. BALL and wife died of measles last Monday night. The remains of the little one were buried in Mariposa on Wednesday.
SCHAFFER, Sadie July 13, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Drowned in Yosemite.
Yosemite, July 7. - The body of Miss Sadie SCHAFFER, formerly a waitress at the Sentinel Hotel, lies in the rapids of the Merced this evening near El Capitan bridge. Early this afternoon Miss SCHARFER, Miss Sadie YOUNG, and John VANCAMPEN, left the Sentinel Hotel in VANCAMPENS boat, a frail craft and canvas covered. They were warned of the treacherous waters of the Merced and jokingly bid their friends goodbye.
About 4 o'clock they reached the rapids above the El Capitan bridge. There they landed, Miss YOUNG going ashore. Miss SCHAFFER and VANCAMPEN decided to shoot the rapids. A short distance below that point VANCAMPEN, who saw that they could not do this with safety, pulled to the shore and caught hold of a root. Miss SCHAFFER shoved the boat again into the stream, saying that they would shoot the rapids. In a moment the boat upset. For a moment both held on to the upturned boat. Then VANCAMPEN caught the girls hand and they floated down the current until they struck a boulder that separated them. Both went under and when VANCAMPEN came to the surface he could find no trace of Miss SCHAFFER. Her hat was found a half mile below the scene of the accident. - S. F. Examiner, July 8th.
LeCONTE, Joseph July 13, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death Claims Prof. LeCONTE.
Professor Joseph LeCONTE, late professor in the University of California, died suddenly in the Yosemite Valley on Saturday last of heart failure. His remains were taken to Oakland for internment. Prof. LeCONTE was a man known to most of the reading public of two continents. He was a thorough scholar and a most noted educator. For years, in fact from infancy, Prof. LeCONTE has been associated with the State University at Berkeley, and his absence will be missed both by the students of that well known education institution and the faculty in charge.
He was taking vacation with others of the Sierra Club in the celebrated valley and had intended extending his journey to the Tuolumne, Meadows when death intervened.
RYAN, Jack July 20, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
A Sad Death.
Last Sunday night a young man, who was known here by the name of Jack RYAN, died at the Gordon Hotel. For two months he had been in bed with typhoid fever. He was a miner and well thought of by all who knew him. He had worked in the Mariposa mine but had left for a time, working at the Copper King mine in Fresno county. He took sick there and came back to Mariposa, being here but a few days when he took to his bed with typhoid fever, this he never left. A few days before he died, when asked concerning his parents, he gave his father's address in Illinois and his name as PIERCE. His father was telegraphed for at once and immediately started for Mariposa. It was a long journey for an old man, being over 70 years of age, but with that parental devotion that time nor distance cannot extinguish he took the first train to the far west that would carry him to the death bed of his only son, but he arrived to late. In Merced the sad news was told him and the son that had left home nearly fourteen years before, and who had not been seen in all these years but died a few hours before he arrived and but 40 miles away. In company with the Merced undertaker, Ed NORDGREN, he journeyed all night to Mariposa, arriving at about 5 a.m., leaving within an hour after his arrival for Merced. Here the body was embalmed and shipped to his far home in Illinois.
LAWRENCE-LAWRENCE July 27, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Forgave Her Husband.
A rather romantic story surrounds a marriage license issued yesterday to James H. LAWRENCE, aged 70, residing at 1220 Sutter Street, and Mary V. LAWRENCE, aged 50, residing at 1450 Leavenworth street.
It is the second marriage of the couple. They were first united in June, 1870. Lawrence was a newspaper man and at one time had bright prospects, but he became dissipated and finally deserted his wife and child. Mrs. LAWRENCE secured a divorce in 1898, after for many years supported herself and child as an inspectress in the customs department of the United States government. From that time on she heard nothing of her husband, until a few weeks ago LAWRENCE was taken to a hospital in a state of mental collapse. His wife heard of it and, women-like, forgave the past instantly. She had her husband removed to the McNUTT hospital and he now is there, completely prostrated, but happy in the knowledge of his wife's forgiveness.
Mrs. LAWRENCE has constituted herself his nurse, and yesterday she yielded to his urgent request that the marriage ceremony of thirty-one years ago be repeated. The Rev. John HEMPHILL of Calvary Church re-untited the couple at the hospital last evening. There is no hope of LAWRENCE'S recovery, but he will have loving care and attention during the few days he has left on earth.- S. F. Bulletin, July 23, 1901.
Hon. James H. LAWRENCE, the subject of the above piece, was for many years a citizen of Mariposa county. At one time he represented this county in the Senate at Sacramento. For a number of years he owned and edited the Mariposa Gazette. He is known to all old time settlers personally and to a number of the younger generations. To those who know the good qualities of Hon. James H. LAWRENCE the bridging over of his family estrangement is a satisfaction.
BEST-RIPPLEY July 27, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Wedded in Yosemite.
Last Wednesday Deputy County Clerk DUNNING issued a marriage license to Harry G. BEST to marry Miss Sarah A. RIPPLEY. This happy couple live in Yosemite Valley, and it is to bad that the county seat is so far away, but love stops at nothing. By now their hearts beat as one and the music of Yosemite's roar is but a happy symphony to the music of their hearts.
BUSANO, Barbera July 27, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Barbera BUSANO died in Snelling Thursday last. Her remains were brought to her home in Hornitos Friday morning and the funeral held at the Catholic cemetery in the afternoon. She was seventeen years old.
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CHAMPIGN- At Whitlocks, August 10, 1901, to the wife of John CHAMPION a daughter.
August 24, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Born August 24, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
WESTON- At Princeton, August 19th, 1901, to the wife of Charles WESTON, a daughter.
Died August 24, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
GOODWIN- At Kingham, Arizona, July 30th 1901, John GOODWIN, a native of Kilbirnie, Scotland, aged 52 years.
August 31, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
BRECKINRIDGE, Lloyd Travis August 3, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Lloyd Travis BRECKINRIDGE of San Francisco, son of Attorney John W. BRECKINRIDGE, who died in Merced several years ago, committed suicide by inhaling gas last week. The young man was 23 years of age and a fine musician. No cause is given for his rash deed except that he was in physical pain.
PRESTON, Mrs. Mary August 3, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary PRESTON, widow of R. W. PRESTON, died at her home on the Chowchilla last Wednesday. Hemorrhage was the direct cause of death. The deceased lady was about seventy years of age and leaves a number of children all of whom are grown. The funeral took place on Friday, the internment being made in the public cemetery at Mariposa.
LAWRENCE, James H. August 3, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
James H. LAWRENCE is Dead.
Ex-Senator James Henry LAWRENCE, a pioneer newspaperman and Democratic party leader, passed away at the McNutt hospital last night. Mr. LAWRENCE came of old Massachusetts Revolutionary stock. When a boy he served in the Mexican war, afterwards coming to California in 1849. He earned an enviable reputation as a lawyer and journalist in the capacity of editor and proprietor of the Mariposa Free Press, which for years held power in eight counties. Always a leader in the Democratic party, he ably represented the Senatorial district of Mariposa, Stanislaus and Merced from 1867 to 1871, numbering among his associates there such men as Senator PERKINS, FARLEY and ROSE; Governors PACHECO and IRWIN; Judge HAGAR, William GWIN, Jr., Judge N. Greene CURTIS, and Judge THOMPSON. Senator LAWRENCE held appointment under Governor IRWIN and JOHNSON, and for a long time had a position of trust in the Southern Pacific Company. For years he was chairman of his Congressional District and was highly appreciated by the State Central Committee as an able and firm organizer. He married a daughter of the late Judge TINGLEY of San Francisco bar, and she and one daughter, Constance Violet, survive him. - Bulletin July 30.
PILLANS, James August 10, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
James PILLANS an old resident of Merced Falls and vicinity, died at the home of Joseph BARRETT near Merced Falls last Saturday. Deceased and Mr. BARRETT were formerly partners. He was a single man. The remains were taken to San Francisco for cremation.
CASTLE, Rufus August 17, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Rufus CASTLE, brother of Dr. C. H. CASTLE of Merced, committed suicide by hanging himself last Monday at his home near HERALDSBERG.
COULTER, Mrs. George August 24, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Died of Her Injuries.
Mrs. George COULTER died at Chinese Camp Station Friday as the result of injuries received in a runaway. In company with her husband she was driving in a carriage Thursday when the horses became frightened and ran away. She was thrown out and injured so badly that she died the following day. The deceased was the daughter of J. B. KERRICK and niece of County Treasurer J. W. KERRICK of this city. A brother of Mrs. COULTER, J. D. KERRICK, is also a resident of Stockton.- Stockton Mail.
The deceased lady was well known in and around Coulterville, this county, where for a number of years she resided with her husband and family. She was a very estimable lady and had many friends who are shocked at the news of her premature death. For several years the deceased ran the Coulterville Hotel in Coulterville moving from there to La Grange with her husband where for several years, during the palmy days when the dam and canal at that place were in the course of construction, they ran a hotel and lodging house.
GOODWIN, John August 24, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Arizona.
On July 30th 1901, John GOODWIN, a native of Kilbirnie, Scotland, aged 52 years, died at Kingman, Arizona. The deceased came to this country with his parents when but a small boy, locating in Coulterville, this county, where the deceased grew to manhood.
On July 22, 1873, he married to Margaret BIGLER of Bear Valley, a half sister of Tax-Collector NEWMAN, to them four sons were born all of whom, with their mother, are left to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father.
For a number of years the deceased with his family lived in Arizona, they later moved back to California locating at Calico. Mr. GOODWIN was elected County Recorder of San Bernardino in 1892. His early demise was not altogether unlooked for as he has been an invalid for several years, being troubled with abscesses on the liver, yet his death was a shock to his family and friends.
As we remember the deceased he was a whole souled, good natured man who had hosts of friends wherever he went, all of whom will regret sincerely his untimely end.
OPIE, Mrs. Annie August 24, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. Annie OPIE.
Word reached Mariposa the latter part of the week announcing the death of Mrs. Annie OPIE, wife of James OPIE of Stent, Tuolumne County.
The deceased was the youngest daughter of Augustus OLNEY who resides near Coulterville. She was born and raised at her father's home and was beloved by all. Besides a husband and three children, there are left a father, four brothers and a sister who are saddened by her death.
CARCOZA-RODRIGS August 31, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Luiz CARDOZA and Miss Amelia RODRIGS were married Sunday morning at the Catholic church. The bride is the daughter of John A. RODRIGS and has a large circle of friends, and the groom is a popular business man of Merced. The happy couple went to San Francisco where the honeymoon will be passed. - Merced Sun.
DE SILVA, Antone August 31, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death Of Antone De SILVA.
Antone Manuel De SILVA, who for a great many years has lived in Bear Valley and on the Merced river, died at his residence on the Merced river last Saturday morning. The deceased was a native of Portugal. He with his brother kept the ferry at Split Rock for a great many years. For some years back he has been ailing, and only a short time ago returned from the city where he had gone for treatment. His remains were interred in the cemetery at Bear Valley on Sundays afternoon.
MORAN, Pablo August 31, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Caught in a Cave.
Pablo MORAN, an old Mexican, who has lived in this county since the year one, was missed from his cabin on Cockade gulch last week. A search was made and the body of Pablo was found in his claim, about a quarter of a mile from his house. The body was entirely buried by a caving in of the bank while Pablo was working. The coroner had the body uncovered. The dead mans knees where touching his head in a crouching position when the bank caved in covering him over and pinning him to the earth, the weight being too much for him to get out.
An inquest was held and the jury found that the deceased came to his death from suffocation. The remains were interned close by.
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ANDREWS- In Mariposa, September 9, 1901, to the wife of Elisha ANDREWS, a son.
ENGLISH- In Mariposa, September 10, 1901, to the wife of B. J. ENGLISH, a daughter.
September 21, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Born September 21, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
LAIRD- Near Jerseydale, September 17, 1901, to the wife of Porter LAIRD, a son.
ROBINSON- In Mariposa, September 14, 1901, to the wife of of Fred ROBINSON, a son.
Married September 21, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
GRAY-RIDGWAY- At the residence of the bride's parents, in Mariposa, September 17th, 1901, Joseph GRAY and Miss Maud RIDGWAY, both of Mariposa.
September 28, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Obituaries, marriage and birth announcements.
PAGANELLI, Cherubino September 7, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Passing of a Worthy Citizen.
Cherubino PAGANELLI died at the German Hospital in San Francisco Wednesday last, after an illness covering the past three years, pulmonary troubles causing his demise. The remains were brought home last night, and the funeral will be held from the family residence to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mr. PAGANELLI was born in Italy 52 years ago, coming to California in 1872. After a brief stay in Pennsylvania he came to California, and located at Merced, being one of the earliest residents of the town. He engaged in the soda business about a dozen years ago, and continued in that occupation until ill health compelled him to give up the work.
He was married in Merced in 1887 to Miss Lena BACIGALUPI, who with six children survive to mourn his loss.
Mr. PAGANELLI was a man of many admirable traits of character, and hosts of friends will extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved widow and children in their hour of sorrow.
Mrs. PAGANELLI, the widow of deceased is a native of Coulterville, this county, and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis BACIGALUPI, who for many years where respected residents of Coulterville, but who now reside in Merced. Mrs. PAGANELLI is also niece of Mrs. Esther WEILER of Mariposa.
ROSENTHAL, Davis September 7, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of David Rosenthal.
Last Monday morning Judge CORCORAN received a telephone dispatch
from San Francisco announcing the death of his old time friend, David ROSENTHAL, of Hawthorne, Nevada.
The deceased for many years was a resident of this county and up to the time of his death was a large land holder here. The deceased formerly owned and ran stores at Hornitos, Washington Mine and Coulterville in this county. He moved from here to Hawthorne, Nevada, where he has ever since resided. For some time back he has shown unmistakable signs of failing health which were forerunners of the end. He went to San Francisco for treatment and entered the German Hospital, where he was when the end came. He was 76 years of age at the time of his death and leaves a widow, three sons and one daughter, all of whom have attained their majority.
The deceased bore a good reputation wherever known, he was a good citizen and will be missed from the sphere of his usefulness. The remains were taken to Hawthorne, Nevada, where they were interred on Wednesday last.
MERCK, Mrs. Emelie September 14, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Estimable Lady.
Mrs. Emelie MERCK of Hornitos suddenly passed away at her home in that town on the evening of September 9th, at the ripe old age of 93 years. The cause of death was an attack of acute inflammation of the lungs. The deceased was the widow of the late Charles MERCK and has resided in this county for many years. Since the death of her husband Mrs. MERCK had continued in business in business in Hornitos up to the time of her own death. She was a benevolent and motherly lady and many are the charitable acts recorded in the great book to her credit.
She was buried in the Hornitos cemetery Wednesday last. A large number of sorrowing friends attended the last sad funeral rites.
MERCK, Mrs. EMELIE September 14, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Emelie MERCK, widow of the late Chas. MERCK, died suddenly Monday evening after a few hours illness. Madame MERCK was born in France, she came to Hornitos in '49, was married here, and has resided here ever since. Her husband died about twenty years ago. Since his death, she has personally conducted his saloon and restaurant. She possessed many noble traits, and her numerous good deeds will long be remembered. She had a large circle of acquaintances, and every acquaintance is a friend. Two nephews and two nieces living in San Francisco are her only relatives in America. The funeral took place Wednesday and was largely attended. She is buried besides her husband in Hornitos cemetery.
RARRAZO-ROAN September 14, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Sunday evening at about 9 p.m., at the residence of T. F. CASTRO in Mariposa, Joe Probencio RARRAZO a native of New Mexico aged 25 years, and Nancy Mary ROAN a native of California aged 19 years were united in wedlock, Judge Dick FINN officiating in his usual clerical style. While the groom is a comparative stranger in Mariposa, the bride is well known, being a step-daughter of tonsorial artist T. F. CASTRO and has resided in Mariposa the greater part of her life. As our society editor has not as yet recovered from the effects of California last birthday ball we are unable to describe the costumes that decorated the occasion.
SMITH, Mrs. J. C. September 21, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. J. C. SMITH, widow of the late J. C. SMITH, for years proprietor of the Cosmopolitan saloon in Merced, died in San Francisco last week after a brief illness.
KEMP, Richard September 21, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Richard KEMP.
Richard KEMP, who for a number of years was a resident of Whitlocks, this county, died last Friday in Illinois.
Mr. KEMP was comparatively a young man, being about 46 years of age, a native of England, a miner by occupation. He leaves a wife and three children, who are now residents of Amador county.
Since leaving here about six months ago, Mr. KEMP's eyes bothered him and finally he became almost blind and had to go to San Francisco and from there he went east to have his eyes treated and while there death overtook him. The deceased was a honest God fearing man who ever held the respect and confidence of all who knew him. His early demise is a source of regret to his friends and a deep misfortune to his devoted wife and children.
GRAY-RIDGEWAY September 21, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Last Wednesday evening, at the residence of the bride's parents, Joe GRAY was united in marriage to Maud, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Josephus RIDGWAY, Rev. D. HARRISON officiating. Miss Maud BRANSON and William HILLIARD acted in the capacity of bridesmaid and groomsman, respectively. Quite a number of invited guests were present at the ceremony.
The bride is a Native Daughter, one of Mariposa's bright, happy girls. The groom while not a native of this county, has resided here several years, and is employed in the blacksmith shop of the Mariposa Mine.
That their future may be as bright and happy as the occasion of their wedding is the wish of the Gazette.
An old fashioned charivari at which the small boy and the tin can were prominent factors, was a part of the outside program not altogether unexpected, but which nevertheless showed up in noisy, but good natured greeting to the newly wedded couple.
McFADDEN, J. R. September 21, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Sunday last a man named McFADDEN, who has been living on the north side of the river for some time, committed suicide just outside of Coulterville, by shooting himself in the head with a pistol. The suicide was premeditated, as a note found on his person conclusively proves. The dead man was supposed to be "nutty for some time and last spring he went to San Francisco to consult a occulist respecting his eyes, the occulist said he was going blind and that he could not help him. This it is presumed preyed on his mind and induced the commission of the rash act of Sunday. He had on his person $89.95, and was well dressed. The following note was found in his pocket:
" A life of toil without recompense is worse than death. J. R." McFADDEN.
"Not a true friend on earth."
Justice MURPHY, acting Coroner, took charge of the remains and held an inquest in accordance with the above facts.
SUGLIAN, Mardo September 28, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Fresno.
Mardo SAGLIAN, for nineteen years a restaurant man in Fresno and a leader among the Austrian population, died at that place Monday morning, September 23, He was, before going there, engaged in mining at Hornitos, Mariposa county. - San Francisco Bulletin.
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KEARNEY, Dr William October 12, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Dr. KEARNEY
On last Saturday morning at 4 o'clock Dr. KEARNEY passed from this earth after a brief illness. Pneumonia was the cause of death, and so rapid were its ravages that few in town knew the doctor was ill before the community was shocked by the announcement of his untimely death. The funeral took place on Sunday at 3 o'clock, under the auspices of the local lodge of Odd Fellows and was very largely attended.
Dr. William Joseph KEARNEY was born in Montreal, Canada, on November 17, 1855 and was therefore 45 years, 10 months and 13 days old at the time of his death.
He secured a splendid education in his native city, and in March 1875, four months after his nineteenth birthday, graduated in Medicine and surgery at McGill University in the same city. The following month he began work in the General English Hospital at Montreal as a specialist on the eyes, and continued in that line for about two years, under the advice of one of the ablest surgeons in Canada. In 1887, Dr. KEARNEY opened a office as a general practitioner on Norte Dame Street, Montreal, and remained there about a year and a half, when he came to the state of Nevada, and practiced there until 1884. During the latter year he entered into a contract with the Panama Canal Company to serve that company professionally in Ceentral America. Preparatory to starting southward, he came to Oakland when the failure of his wife's health compelled him to cancel his southern contract. Shortly after he came to Mariposa where he opened an office in January 1885 and he continued in active practice till the time of his death.
Dr. KEARNEY was one of the most popular men in this county, and ws on of the best physicians in the state. He was a man of rare culture, and excellent bearing, affable, courteous, generous and sympathetic. His wonderful kindness of manner, was itself a tonic to patients, and won him the warmest station in hearts of the sick.
He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Selina KEARNEY, and two daughters, Pansy aged 16, and Ruth aged 7 years. The whole community sympathizes with the afflicted family, share the unrepairable loss.
FOOTMAN, Joseph October 19, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Drowned Before His Wife's Eyes.
Joseph FOOTMAN, a farmer, was drowned in the Merced river while swimming at the Barfield place yesterday afternoon. In company with his wife and stepdaughter, Miss Lily KIRK, and John GREY, FOOTMAN went on a fishing expedition Saturday. After spending Saturday night and Sunday in fishing, FOOTMAN proposed taking a swim. After having been in the water for some time and just as he was about to come onto the bank, FOOTMAN, according to the story of his wife, began to struggle, and even while she was in doubt as to whether he was joking, sank from view. Mr. GREY, who was dressing some distance away, was summoned but was unable to do anything towards rescuing the unfortunate man, because of the quicksand and his poor ability as a swimmer. After an hour the body was recovered by G. C. JONES and brought to this city.
Mr. FOOTMAN came here about a year ago from Raymond and has been farming on the Chamberlain place a short distance south of town.
He was a native of England, about thirty-seven years old, and leaves besides his widow, three step children.
After hearing testimony this morning, the coroners jury found that death was caused by accidental drowning. - Merced Sun, October 14.
RAMSDEN, Mrs. Dorsey October 26, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Pioneer Lady.
Mrs. Dorsey RAMSDEN, widow of the late Dorsey RAMSDEN, passed from this life on Friday morning at 4 o'clock, at her home in Buckeye.
The deceased was one of those pioneer women who braved the hardships in coming to California in 1850, as a young girl, and came to Mariposa county where she was married to her late husband. They were the second couple married in this county. Their union was blessed with eleven children, six girls and 5 boys. Mr. RAMSDEN died in 1897.
The deceased was a lady of high standing in the community and has a enviable reputation as a wife, mother and neighbor.
The remains are to be interred in the I.O.O.F. cemetery this afternoon. With the sorrowing relatives the entire community sympathizes.
GROSS & POWERS Killed October 26, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
TWO MEN KILLED
John SCANLAN Shot and Killed a Man by the Name of GROSS.
THE TROUBLE OVER MINING CLAIMS
Tom POWERS Killed by G. E. HALL-- A Boy only 16 Years Old.
Word was telephoned to Mariposa last Thursday that John SCANLAN, who resides on the North Fork above Coulterville, had shot and killed a man named GROSS, on his mining claim, on Tuesday. Mr. SCANLAN went to Coulterville and gave himself up and informed the authorities what he had done.
His story of the shooting , as we learned it, over the telephone was that he saw a man coming out of the tunnel on his mine, and he, SCANLAN, asked the man what he was doing , GROSS replied that it was none of SCANLAN's business and at the same time drew a pistol and fired at SCANLAN, who returned fire with a double barreled shot gun loaded with buckshot, killing GROSS instantly. SCANLAN, then took the pistol of the deceased and hid it under a rock, and then went to Coulterville and gave himself up to the authorities.
SCANLAN was placed under arrest and Deputy Coroner MURPHY impaneled a jury and started for the scene of the tragedy, which is about twelve miles from Coulterville in an almost inaccessible country. The jury lost their way and returned to Coulterville and took a fresh start on Thursday, and succeeded in reaching the scene of tragedy. They viewed the premises and found the pistol which SCANLAN said the deceased had fired on him with. They returned to Coulterville and held an inquest at 10 o'clock Friday morning.
The news of the above tragedy had hardly died away, when a telephone dispatch from Bear Valley announced the killing of Thomas POWERS, by a boy named E. G. HALL, at the Morning Glory mine, situated about a mile west of the Merced river, and about three miles of Bagby.
POWERS and HALL had been partners and were prospecting and took out a pocket about a week ago, over which they quarreled. HALL went away and did not return until Wednesday night and the old disagreement was opened, resulting in the killing of POWERS.
A man named Horace NYE was the only witness to the shooting. POWERS fired several shots at HALL, none of which took effect. HALL returned fire with a pistol, shooting five or six times, two bullets taking effect, hitting POWERS in the head and killing him.
HALL is a young man only sixteen years of age and comes from Quartz Mountain, Tuolumne county. An inquest is being held at Bagby as we go to press.
JAMES, Colonel October 26, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Colonel JAMES Dead.
Colonel JAMES, a prominent figure in Washington and a man of varied attainments, died in that city Sunday Oct. 20, aged 84 years. He became a republican in 1864, and was an influential member of the convention that nominated FREMONT for the presidency.
When LINCOLN was elected president he appointed Colonel JAMES collector of customs at San Francisco. He was serviceable in having admitted to the United States, free of duty, the celebrated ASCOT cup won in England by James R. KEENE'S horse, Foxhall, in 1884, after it had been ordered sold by the government. Colonel JAMES was chosen by ANSON BURLINGAME to be his second in the prospective duel with BROOKS, and started for Niagra Falls, but BROOKS failed to appear. Colonel JAMES was a poetic writer of some ability.- Chronicle.
Colonel JAMES was at one time a resident of Bear Valley this ccounty, and had charge of the Mariposa Grant during the time FREMONT owned it. Many of the old residents of this county remember Col. JAMES.
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BELL, son November 2, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
BORN- October 26, 1901 boy, to the wife of J. M. BELL, near Livingston, Merced county.
THOMPSON, Mrs. Dalia November 2, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Dalia THOMPSON, of Coulterville, died in San Francisco last week.
Her remains were brought to Coulterville where they were interred along side those of her husband. The deceased was the mother of John THOMPSON of Coulterville.
GROSJEAN-CLARK November 9, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Frank GROSJEAN and Miss Bertha CLARK were married last Wednesday in the chambers of the judge of the superior court, Judge CORCORAN officiating. Only immediate relatives of the contracting parties being present. The Gazette extends its good wishes to the happy pair.
SWANSON, Joe November 16, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Joe SWANSON an old time resident of Mariposa county died in Finland on September 3, 1901. The deceased came to this country with Harry LIND of Mariposa about a half a century ago. Several years back he made a stake at Grub Gulch and returning to his native land got married and settled there. Numbers of old Mariposans remember Joe.
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KEARNEY-WARDALL- In Mariposa, December 1, 1901, by Hon. J. M. CORCORAN, Marie Pansey KEARNEY and C. M. WARDALL.
HUGHES-PETERSON- In San Francisco, Nov. 27, 1901, by Rev. Arthur BRIGGS, Alicia HUGHES and C. L. PETERSON.
HUNT-CHENOWITH- In Bear Valley, Nov. 24, 1901, by Benj. CONDREY, J.P., Jessie HUNT and Mamie CHENOWITH.
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DERBY- At Princeton, Cal., Dec. 6, 1901, to the wife of C. C. DERBY, a son.
KEARNEY- In Mariposa, December 17th, 1901, to Mrs. W. J. KEARNEY a son.
Died December 21, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
GANN- Near Lewis, Cal., December 13, 1901, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. GANN, aged about two weeks.
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KEARNEY-WARDALL December 7, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Last Sunday evening C. M. WARDALL and Miss Pansy KEARNEY were united in marriage by Judge CORCORAN, at the residence of the bride's mother, in Mariposa. Only a few invited guests were present at the ceremony. Miss May CORCORAN was bridesmaid for Miss KEARNEY and Mr. Claude BEARSLEE was the groom's best man.
The bride is one of Mariposa's fairest daughters and has hosts of friends. The groom has lived in the county for about two years, and is a young man of sterling qualities.
The Gazette extends its best wishes for the future happiness and prosperity of the young people.
BIRNEY, Major December 7, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Major BIRNEY.
From an exchange we learn of the death of Major BIRNEY, at his home in Pacific Grove, about two weeks ago.To many of our citizens, especially the younger class, the man and even his name is unfamiliar, but the deceased had the honor of being the first Sheriff of Mariposa county. There are yet a few of his acquaintances who remember him, among whom is our present supervisor, Issac LYONS, who was well acquainted with him. Mr. BIRNEY was eighty-two years of age at the time of his demise.
HUGHES-PETERSON December 7, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
In San Francisco, Nov. 27, 1901, Miss Alicia HUGHES, of Oakvale, Mariposa county, and C. L. PETERSON, of San Francisco, where united in Marriage. The bride is a native of Mariposa county, and has many friends in the community where she is known. The Gazette was remembered with a bountiful supply of wedding cake, and as we ate it, we wished the newly wedded couple God speed on their journey through life.
CROSS, R. S. December 14, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Death of R. S. CROSS.
The many friends of R. S. CROSS, who for five years was superintendent of the Sells ranch, on the six mile grade, north of Merced, will regret to hear of his untimely death, which occurred at Topeka, Kansas, on the 26th ultimo, from heart disease. Mr. CROSS was found dead lying on his bed fully dressed. He was 62 years of age and leaves six children, all of whom are grown. He was a genial and wholesouled gentleman and a man whom you always be pleased to meet, and it is with deep regret that we are called upon to chronicle his death. Peace to his ashes. - Merced Express.
PETITE, Gene December 14, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Hospital.
Gene PETITE, an old inmate of the county hospital, died last Monday. His death was due to old age, he being in the hospital since 1895, having come here from Indian Gulch, where he had been engaged in mining. PETITE was a native of France, but was forced to leave that county on account of his anarchistic societies.
STEVENS, G. E. December 14, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Fatal Stage Accident.
A fatal accident occurred Wednesday night of last week, when the stage running between the Sugar Pine Mills and Madera ran off the grade near Course Gold. G. E. STEVENS, who kept a saloon at Sugar Pine, fell under the stage and died about an hour afterward. Several others were more or less hurt, though not seriously. The accident happened about 8 o'clock in the evening, when the driver could not see the road on account of darkness. It was the last trip of the stage for the season.
VALENTINE, J. J. December 21, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
J. J. VALENTINE DIES.
Succumbed to his Illness After Struggling for Days for Life.
Oakland. - John J. VALENTINE, president of the Wells Fargo Express Company, died at home at 1:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Last night Dr. Guy LILIENCRANTZ notified the immediate members of the family that the patient could not last more than twenty-four hours. He was surrounded by members of his family when death came.
John J. VALENTINE was born at Bowling Green, Ky., on November 12, 1840. He received a common school education, and began his career as a business man in 1854, with the agents for Carter THOMAS & Company's stage line, since which time he has been almost continuously in the express business. Soon after he entered the employ of this firm the construction of railroads was commenced in Kentucky, and upon their completion he became identified with the Adams Express Company, continuing in its service until 1861, when he resigned. Soon afterward he came to California, where he was appointed joint agent for the Wells Fargo & Co's. Express, the Pioneer Stage and California State Telegraph companies at Strawberry Valley in El Dorado County.
Thence he was transferred to Virginia, Nev., as agent for the Overland Mail and the Pioneer Stage Companies, finally becoming superintendent of the Pacific division of Wells Fargo & Co's. Express, and as the interest of that corporation expanded he was summoned to New York and appointed general superintendent, with headquarters at the metropolis, in 1869. About a year later, however, the headquarters of the company were transferred to this city, since which time he has resided in California. In 1882 he was elected a director and vice-president of the company, and soon afterwards he was created general manager.
BETTIS, Ellen December 28, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Ellen BETTIS (colored) died Friday with measles. She was an unusually intelligent and energetic girl, about twenty years old. The funeral took place at Snelling Saturday last.
LAIRD, Mary December 28, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary LAIRD, who died in Stockton November 15th, was one of Mariposa County's most highly esteemed ladies, for in truth she was all that constitutes a noble woman, a devoted mother, faithful friend, a peacemaker in time of trouble, a ministering angel in the hour of pain and bereavement; no one who knew her but has received some kindly act from the dear tired hands now folded forever from earthly toil. She met the severest trials of life with the Christian spirit of resignation and bore her long physical suffering without murmur until the last when one loving look to the dear ones gathered at her bedside, the pure patient soul passed to that beautiful world of sunshine to await the loved ones coming sometime.
The deceased leaves seven sons, Sam, Robert, Dave, George, John, Frank and Potter LAIRD and two daughters, Mrs. Geo. WILLS and Virginia LAIRD, who are among the most honored citizens of this and other counties. Miss Virginia has won the hearts of all who knew her by her tender care and loving devotion to her mother during her long illness and certainly a crown of immortals from Him, who in his divine word, commanded us to be dutiful to our parents. Darrah, Cal. L.M.M.
GILBERT-PEARD December 28, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
On the evening of Dec. 25th at 8:30 o'clock Mr. James A. GILBERT and Miss Emma PEARD were married at the home of the bride's mother in Princeton. The marriage was with the beautiful ring ceremony of the Methodist church and was performed by Rev. D. HARRISON. The bride was exquisitely dressed in white brocaded silk trimmed with orange blossoms The groom was dressed in the conventional suit of black. Mr. Steve J. CHAMPION acted as best man to the groom, and miss Josie Peard, beautifully and tastefully attired, was the attendant of the bride. The spacious room in which the ceremony took place was gracefully decorated with holly berries and evergreens and was filled with a large company of friends who had come to witness the happy event and to extend hearty congratulations and felicitations to the bride and groom. After the ceremony several hours were pleasantly spent in social enjoyment. Messrs. CHAMPION, PEARCE, DEARBORN and NICHOLS favored the company with delightful music, while fair hands temptingly served dainty refreshments. So pleasant was the occasion that it was well toward the morning when the delighted guests departed for their homes.
Mr. GILBERT, the groom, for several years prior to his coming to Princeton, was a citizen of Coulterville. He came to Princeton in '99, and was the popular and efficient mechanical engineer of the mine at Princeton. He is a young man of exemplary habits and sterling character. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Martha PEARD, who until her removal to Princeton a year ago lived in the vicinity of Quartzburg. The bride was born and reared in that vicinity, and is very much beloved for her many excellent traits of character. The happy couple left on Thursday morning stage for a bridal trip to San Francisco.
Many beautiful and costly presents were received from their many well wishers.
JUDKINS-WESTON December 28, 1901 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Alice M. WESTON and Perry W. JUDKINS were united in marriage at the Catholic church on Christmas day. Rev. Father GUERIN performed the ceremony. A number of friends of the bride and groom were present to witness the happy event.
The bride is a native of Mariposa county, and is a daughter of Lewis WESTON of Sherlocks. She is blessed with the respect and esteem of all who know her, and has many warm friends here as well as at her home. The groom is a native of Illinois, and for some time past has lived at Princeton. A few years ago he followed mining in this county, and bears an excellent reputation among those who know him.
Mr. and Mrs. JUDKINS will live at Princeton, where Mr. JUDKINS has had a comfortable home built.
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MOISE-MASON- At San Rafael, on Jan. 2, 1902, by Rev. Mr. MARSHALL, Warren Hubert MOISE of Mariposa and Laura MASON of Sonora, No cards.
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DRUMMOND- At Mariposa, Jan. 5, 1902, to the wife of Kirby DRUMMOND, a daughter.
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HAMILTON- In Coulterville, Jan. 8, 1902, Mary Frances HAMILTON, age 20 years, 8 months and 7 days. Blessed are the dead who die in the lord.
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GARBARINO- In San Francisco Jan. 19, 1902, Michael GARBARINO, beloved husband of May GARBORINO, a native of Bear Valley, Mariposa county, Cal., aged 44 years 3 months and 21 days.
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LASARZE, Charley January 4, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Charley LASARZE, an old inmate of the hospital, died last Saturday. He was a native of France, aged 82 years, and had been in the hospital for two years. He formerly mined in the Colorado district.
PEREGOY-WITT January 4, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
A quiet wedding took place at the Joe MILBURN residence Thursday evening at which Chas. F. PEREGOY and Miss Ada L. WITT were made man and wife. Justice of the Peace Richard FINN tied the nuptial knot.
The bride came here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. B. WITT, from Raymond several months ago. She is an amiable and handsome young lady and has made many friends since her residence here. Fred PEREGOY, the groom, is one of Mariposa's best known and popular young men. The best wishes of their friends follow the union.
HAMILTON, Mrs. January 11, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of A Young Woman.
Mrs. HAMILTON, wife of Rev. HAMILTON, the Methodist minister at Coulterville, died Wednesday morning after an illness of two days. Deceased was twenty years of age, and had lived at Coulterville with her husband about six months. She leaves a little child about four months of age. Mrs. HAMILTON was highly esteemed, and her death is deeply regretted.
STRIBBLING, Infant January 11, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
We heard that T. B. STRIBBLING was wearing a broad smile, but when we were told that a new son and heir had made an appearance in his home Bert's happiness was easily accounted for.
STOCKIRD, Harry January 11, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Harry STOCKIRD died at his home on the Merced river on Thursday of last week at the age of 40 years. Deceased leaves a wife and several children, and was a brother of E. W. STOCKIRD, Recorder of Merced, County.
COULTER, George W. January 11, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Well Known Pioneer.
George W. COULTER died at his home at Chinese on Friday of last week at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 21 days. He returned Sunday from Madera, where he spent the holidays with his daughter Mrs. George KENNEY, and complaining of feeling ill. He took to his bed and steadily grew worse until the end came. The remains were conveyed to Coulterville and interred beside his deceased wife and children last Sunday, in presence of a vast concourse of his friends. His daughter Mrs. KENNEY and his son George and their families were present. Thus passed one of the most honorable human landmarks of this county.
Mr. COULTER was a native of Westmoreland County, PA. At the breaking out of the Mexican War he enlisted in St. Louis and served under General KEARNEY until peace was declared. Where living in Santa Fe the news of the California gold strike reached there, and he started with the first party for this state Attracted by the report that gold had been found at White's Gulch and Maxwell's Creek, Mariposa county. Mr. COULTER procured a stock of goods in Stockton early in 1850, and started to Maxwell's Creek to open a store. On the way the team, mules and goods were stolen by Mexicans. He went back, bought new stock, and the same year reached the present site of Coulterville. He opened a store in a large tent under the shade of the same oak tree which now stands in front of McCARTHY'S Drug Store. A small flag ornamented the pinnacle of the tent, and the Mexican miners named the place Banderita, which means "little flag." This name attached to the infant village until a post office was asked; when Mr. COULTER'S friends insisted on naming the post office and town COULTERVILLE in honor of the first merchant. Mr. COULTER built the first log house and the first hotel in the town.
It was as a landlord that he was best known, having conducted hotels in San Francisco, Merced and Coulterville. COULTER was one of the first white men to visit Yosemite Valley. He served as guardian and also as a Commissioner. He was an enterprising, energetic citizen and generous to fault.
Probably no man ever lived in this county who had fewer enemies or who was more universally respected and admired than George W. COULTER. No name will be more generally missed than his from Mariposa's roll call of pioneers.
HART , David January 18, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
David HART, the well known resident of Gold, died at his home on Friday night. Mr. HART had been a resident there for a number of years, during which time he was engaged in mining and farming. Mr. HART was a native of Tennessee, aged 77 years. - Madera Mercury
BLANCHARD-APPLING January 18, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
A wedding ceremony took place at the Southern hotel Thursday evening, the parties being from Le Grand, Merced county, but having numerous acquaintances in Madera. The groom was Robert BLANCHARD and the bride Myrtle APPLING. Mrs. D. H. BLANCHARD, sister in law of the groom, and Mrs. OVERTON, mother of the bride, accompanied them. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. B. McELWEE. The party left for the north next morning. Madera Mercury.
HERREN, Mrs. Bessie January 18, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. HERREN.
Mrs. Bessie HERREN, wife of Charles HERREN, died at her home near Buchanan, Friday of last week. Her remains were brought to Merced Sunday and where laid to rest Monday, the funeral being held from the residence of J. C. HERREN.
Mrs. HERREN was born 36 years ago in Nova Scotia, her maiden name being Bessie BUCHANAN. Her people came to Merced before she reached womanhood, and in 1866 she was married here to Mr. HERREN. They lived in Merced and in the Lone Tree district, and about eight years ago removed to Mariposa county, making their home near Buchanan. About two years ago Mrs. HERREN health began to fail. She spent last summer at Wawona in search of health, and in fall Mr. HERREN took her to Raymond, making their home there temporarily and sending their children to school. A few days ago Mrs. HERREN expressed a wish to return to their home near Buchanan, and Mr. HERREN took her there Tuesday. Her death occurred Friday night, as stated above.
Mrs. HERREN'S untimely death is a particularly sad one, considering the fact that she leaves seven children, ranging in age from two to fifteen years.- Merced Star.
WILSON-MILLER January 25, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Clara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. MILLER, and A. P. WILSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. WILSON, were united in marriage at Le Grand last Sunday, Rev. W. D. HAWKINS officiating. Both are residents of Le Grand, where they are very popular.
THOMAS, Mrs. R. W. January 25, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. THOMAS.
Mrs. R. W. THOMAS died on Wednesday afternoon at Hornitos. Her death was caused by consumption, from which she had been a long sufferer. She was a devoted wife and mother, and had the respect of all who knew her. She leaves a husband and five small children.
VACCARO, Mrs. M. January 25, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Rose M. CAVAGNARO was called to Snelling Saturday before last to her aunt, Mrs. M. VACCARO'S, bedside. She reached there in time to see her alive and pass away quietly and peaceably. Her funeral was largely attended, and took place at one-o'clock Monday, Jan. 13th from her late residence. Internment in the Snelling cemetery. About 22 years ago she resided in Hornitos.
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GARDNER, George February 1, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
George GARDNER, a miner, fell 170 feet down a shaft of a Calaveras county mine and was instantly killed Monday night of last week.
CLOUGH, Therza February 1, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Therza CLOUGH died at Merced Tuesday of heart disease. She was a native of Wisconsin, aged 66 years. From 1860 to 1876 Mrs. CLOUGH lived at Hornitos with her husband. From there they moved to Merced, where she has since lived.
MAXWELL, Frank February 1, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Negro.
Frank MAXWELL, the negro who has been known about town for some time as "Fido," was found dead in a house back of GORDON'S hotel Monday morning. He had died during the night and was unattended. When seen the day before he seemed in his usual good health. His death was probably caused by smallpox.
PRATT & MACKENZIE died February 1, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Two deaths occurred at the hospital recently, the first being on January 17, Warren PRATT, a native of New York, aged 68 years. He recently came from Calaveras county.
Joe MACKINZIE died on the 20th ult. He was a native of Scotland, 82 years of age and was an old resident of the county but had not been long in the hospital.
MARGRAVE-ASHWORTH February 1, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
There is an indescribable sympathy in the throbbing heart of humanity that goes out spontaneously to a newly married couple where the contracting parties are in the May-morn of their lives. Particularly is this so where all the surrounding circumstances makes a marriage a happy one. Never was there a more happy marriage more consummated than that of Fred MARGRAVE and Miss May
ASHWORTH last Sunday evening at the Mariposa Hotel. Both are natives of Mariposa county, the bride has caught the beauty of of its loveliness and both have caught the magic of its smiles. Before them is a different pathway to their past which now is bright with flowers. We trust as it lengthens and as the many trials that beset the lives of all are met that they will meet them bravely and that the white radiance of their beginning will never wear a stain as it glides smoothly down the arch of time. A few friends gathered in the parlor of the hotel and witnessed their marriage by our Superior Judge
J. M. CORCORAN.
SCHACHT, Claus February 1, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Claus SCHACHT.
Claus SCHACHT died on Thursday of this week at the Gordon Hotel. He was a native of Germany, aged 73 years. He had been a resident of this county for about 44 years, and devoted most of his time to mining. His death was caused by pneumonia.
VARAIN, Julian February 8, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Julian VARAIN died at his home at Bull Creek, last Tuesday. Deceased had just returned from hunting and complained of feeling unwell went to the rear of the house and was taken with hemorrhage and died. On examination of the body the print of a horse's shoes was found on his chest, and it is supposed that his horse kicked him. Deceased leaves a widow and one child. His remains were taken to Granite Springs where they were interred on Thursday.
CASSERETTO, Mrs. Louis February 8, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
HER SUFFERINGS ENDED.
The wife of a Prominent Groveland Merchant Dies in Sonora.
Mrs. Louis CASSARETTO. wife of the Groveland merchant of that name, died in Sonora at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John MONAHAN, at 4 o'clock Thursday morning. Her death was caused by abdominal abcess's and cancer. For months the lady had suffered untold agonies as the cancerous diseases slowly pursued its fatal course. On the Tuesday preceding her death, a surgical operation was attempted by Dr. BROMLEY, but it was abandoned when it was learned that no possible relief could be afforded the patient.
Mrs. CASSARETTO was born in Coulterville 38 years ago, and was intimately known and universally respected by the people on the south side of the river. Besides her husband she leaves several children to mourn her untimely departure.The remains were encased in a handsome casket and conveyed to Groveland, where the funeral will occur under the rites of the Catholic church to-morrow afternoon. Sonora Democrat.
Deceased's maiden name was Lena BRUSCHI. She was the second daughter of the late Francisco BRUSCHI and wife of Coulterville.
CASSARETTA, Mrs. Lena February 8, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Lena CASSARETTA, a native of this place, died in Sonora on Jan. 30th. She has been in poor health for five years. Mrs. CASSARETTA'S maiden name was Lena BRUSCHI, she was 39 years old. She leaves nine children to mourn her loss. She was a kind and loving mother, a devoted wife. Her whole life was one filled with her devotion for her children. She had a large circle of friends. Her demise will be greatly missed. The funeral took place from her residence at Groveland on Sunday afternoon. Great numbers from here attended the funeral.
WIEFELS, Peter February 8, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Peter WIEFELS, a native of Germany, aged 70 years, died suddenly in his room at the hotel at Berenda sometime during thursday night. When one of the attaches of the hotel knocked at his door yesterday she got no response. On opening the door WIEFELS was found dead in bed. A coroner's jury was summoned and rendered a verdict that deceased came to his death from heart failure. The old man lived for a long time at Grub Gulch. He has a niece and other relatives in the East. His remains were interred today.- Madera Mercury, Feb. 1.
Deceased was well known in Mariposa, having lived here for a number of years.
ARTHUR, William February 15, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of William ARTHUR.
William ARTHUR for over twenty years a resident of Cathey's Valley died at county hospital last Sunday of paralyses. He was 63 years of age.
COUCH, Thomas February 15, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Thomas COUCH Dead.
Last week, in a sanitarium in San Francisco, Thomas COUCH breathed his last. His remains were shipped back to Montana for internment.
The deceased was at one time a resident of Mariposa county, where he was the manager for the Merced Gold Mining Co.
It was under his management that Coulterville mines were reopened.
Some six or eight years ago Mr. COUCH finally retired from the management of the Merced companies interested and returned to Montana; but eventually drifted back to California and at the tie of his death he was operating successfully a large dredging plant somewhere about Marysville.
He left quite an extensive estate.
KENNEY, Mrs. J.N. February 22, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
The wife of J. N. KENNEY, the presiding elder of the M. E. Church South died at her home in Modesto Sunday.
GONZALES, Pasquel February 22, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Pasquel GONZALES an ld Mexican resident of Bear Valley died in that town last Sunday. He was buried by Coroner McELLIGOTT.
PROBASCO, Mrs. J. February 22, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
The Passing Away of Mrs. J. PROBASCO.
Last Sunday at her home near Ben Hur Mrs. PROBASCO, passed away after a few weeks illness. She leaves a husband, four children, many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. We extend to the sorrowing family our heart felt sympathy for their sad bereavement.
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REDMAN- Near Le Grand, March 5, 1902, E. B. REDMAN, son of A. B. REDMAN of Cathey's Valley, aged 37 years, 7 months and 4 days.
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PROBASCO, Mrs. Jacob March 1, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. Jacob PROBASCO.
Mrs. Jacob PROBASCO passed away at her home in Oakvale, Sunday, February 16, 1902, suddenly after four days sickness. She was 46 years, 11 months and 16 days of age and a native of England. She was a loving wife and mother and leaves a husband, six children,( two boys and four girls) and many relatives and friends to mourn her absence. Internment took place at family cemetery Monday, Feb. 17, 1902. J. C. APPLING of the Methodist Church officiating.
A precious one from us has gone,
The voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
A loved one.
JEE, A. W. March 8, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of A. W. JEE.
Another of the early settlers of Mariposa county passed to the great beyond in the person of Arthur W. JEE, he having died at Oakland on February 27th. Mr. JEE is well-remembered by our older citizens. In the '60's he was engaged in mercantile business near Mormon Bar. His name is connected with a part of the road in that vicinity- JEE Hill. His business here was not a success and he removed to Oakland, where he amassed a fortune of about $100,000. During the past several years he was mentally incompetent, and at his death was worth about $37,000.
The settlement of the estate is now being contested in the Oakland probate court. Several changes were made in his will, which are the causes of the contest. A recent dispatch says the estate will be divided among the following sisters: Caroline TARLETON, Emily CRAVEN, Harriet MORRISON, Bertha ASPINALL, Louisa CARRINGTON and Agnes JEE, all residing in England, excepting Mrs. MORRISON, who resides in New Jersey, and the children of two deceased brothers. Mrs. Ann BENTON is to receive a special bequest of $2,000.
GAGLIARDO, Antonio March 15, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
G. GAGLIARDO is in quite poor health. His brother Antonio GAGLIARDO, was buried in San Rafael last week.
CHANDLER, Rube March 15, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Rube CHANDLER Dead.
The Madera Mercury of March the 8th, contains an account of the death of Rube CHANDLER who died at his ranch near Raymond. He was found in his state in a helpless condition by his neighbors who done what they could for him, but he passed away. "Old Rube," as he was familiarly called, was a noted man in the early history of Mariposa and Merced counties, and there are many friends who will read with regret the notice of his death. He was a 49er to our county and was also a noted Texas ranger. He was 86 years of age
PRESTON, Mrs. Sarah March 15, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
An Aged Lady Gone.
Mrs. Sarah PRESTON died at her home at Oakvale Tuesday at noon. She was 82 years of age, and had lived in this county for the past 40 years. She was the relict of Joe PRESTON. "Aunt Sally" PRESTON, as she was familiarly called, will be sadly missed. A good Christian woman, a kind and accommodating friend and neighbor, she leaves many friends who regret that the end of a long and useful life has come. Four daughters and two sons are left to mourn her departure.
FORAN, Mrs. Catherine A. March 15, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. FORAN.
Monday evening saw another of Mariposa's oldest residents pass away, Mrs. Catherine A. FORAN answering the last summons at that time. She has been in poor health for some time, but her death was unexpected, as she had been moving about as usual but a few moments before.
Mrs. FORAN was a native of Ireland, aged 72 years, 10 months and 12 days. When three years of age with her parents she moved to Pennsylvania. She was married to James FORAN in Pittsburg, Pa., and in 1858 they came to this county. For a number of years they lived at Pittsburg Landing. Shortly after the death of Mr. FORAN the family moved to Mariposa, where their home has since been. Mrs. FORAN leaves three daughters and two sons.
The funeral took place Wednesday services being held in the Catholic church. J. H. CORCORAN read the burial service. A large number attended to pay the last tribute of respect and love to the memory of the good woman who had been called from their midst.
HOGAN-SMITH March 22, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Rosa HOGAN and Bert Smith were married last Sunday.
STEBBENS, Mrs. Amelia March 22, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Amelia STEBBENS, mother of Mrs. C. E. MARGRAVE, died early Monday at her daughters home, 2620 Santa Clara avenue. Deceased was an early resident of the State, coming to San Francisco in 1853. She was a native of Switzerland, aged 72 years. She had lived in different parts of this State and in Portland, Or. She had made her home there for a number of years. Death followed a long illness.
SMITH-HOGAN March 22, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Last Sunday at the Arlington hotel Miss Rosa HOGAN and Bertram Smith were united in marriage. Justice of the Peace FINN performed the ceremony. The bride is a daughter of S. L. HOGAN of Ben Hur. The groom is the son of J. R. SMITH of Cathey's Valley. The friends of the young couple extend best wishes.
KULINOVICH, George March 29, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Laid To Rest.
George KULINOVICH, the miner who came to his death in the Mariposa mine Sunday, was buried Monday Afternoon. The obsequies were conducted by Mariposa Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of which the deceased was a faithful member. A number of friends of the departed were present to witness the sad ceremonies. The Knights escorted the hearse to the ceremony, where the body was consigned to earth according to the service of the order.
George KULINOVICH was a native of Austria, aged 36 years. He was known among his associates as an upright, industrious man. He leaves a mother and brother, both living in Austria.
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ALARID- In Mariposa, April 4, 1902, to the wife of Manuel Alarid, a daughter.
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VANCE- At Rossland, B. C., April 14, 1902, to the wife of H. W. VANCE, a daughter.
KING- At San Francisco, April 12, 1902, to the wife of J. F. KING, a son.
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MORENO, daughter April 5, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Born- In Hornitos, Cal., March 14, 1902, to the wife of Joe MORENO, a daughter.
BAUER, Ethel April 5, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Ethel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael BAUER, died in Hornitos, Cal., March 22, 1902, of pneumonia. She was a very intelligent and interesting child, nine years old. The funeral was held at the Catholic Church the 24th and was largely attended, the school of which she was a beloved member, attending in a body.
STRIBBLING, Infant April 5, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
The hand of death visited the home of T. B. STRIBBLING last Wednesday and claimed the spirit of the infant son aged 3 months. A large concourse of sympathizing friends followed the remains to the public cemetery where they were laid to rest.
KINCAID, Nelli April 5, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Suicide by Strychnine.
A young woman named Nellie KINCAID committed suicide Wednesday evening on the Merced River about two miles above Bagby. A dose of strychnine was the medium used. Only meager details of the sad affair could be learned. What prompted the act a matter of conjecture, though it is said to have been premeditated for some time.
Dr. KYLBERG responded to a call to attend the young woman, but on arriving at Bagby at 10:30 he learned that she had died about two hours before. The victim of her own rash act was aged 21 years, and was the daughter of John GALT, an employee at one of the mines on the river.
REEB, Mrs. April 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. REEB departed from this life on Wednesday last surrounded by her family and relatives who deeply mourn their loss.
WIVELL, daughter April 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
In Coulterville, Monday, April 7th, to the wife of John WIVELL, a daughter.
TISCORNIA, son April 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
BORN- In Coulterville, Saturday, March 29th, to the wife of Victor TISCORNIA, a son.
SCHILLING- McQUAID April 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Walter I. SCHILLING and Miss Annie McQUAID were married at Bodie on March 26th. The groom is a native of Coulterville, where he lived until two years ago. The bride is a highly respected young lady at Bodie.
DULCICH, Mrs. ELIZA April 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. DULCICH gone.
Mrs. Eliza DULCICH died at Hunter's Valley Tuesday at an advanced age. For the past thirty years Mrs. DULCICH had lived at Hunter's Valley, where she was university loved and respected for her many womanly qualities. She leaves a husband, George DULCICH, and one son. She was the sister of Jas. SPAGNOLI of Hornitos.
The funeral was held at Hornitos Thursday morning and was largely attended.
GANN, Mrs. Rebecca April 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of an Aged Lady.
Mrs. Rebecca GANN, mother of E. J. GANN of this county, died at Los Angeles Sunday. She was over ninety years of age. With her husband Mrs. GANN crossed the plains in 1851. She leaves a family of nine living children, fifty-six grandchildren, a score of great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. The funeral was held at Antioch, Contra Costa county, Tuesday.
REEB, Mrs. George April 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. REEB.
The many friends of Mrs. George REEB will be pained to learn of her death at Hornitos on Wednesday. Mrs. REEB had been in poor health for a long time. She was among the most highly respected of Hornitos residents, and had lived there for more than a quarter of a century. A husband, four daughters and three sons are left to mourn her departure.
They have the sympathy of many friends in their hour of sadness.
The funeral was held at Hornitos Friday and a large number followed the remains to the grave.
DUNCAN, W. B. April 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Passing of a Pioneer.
W. B. DUNCAN, one of Mariposa county's oldest and most respected citizens passed away at his home at Chowchilla Tuesday. He had been in poor health for some time, but his death was unexpected.
Mr. DUNCAN was a native of Illinois, aged 73 years. For the past thirty years he lived at Chowchilla. He leaves a wife, five daughters, Mrs. F. S. CLOW and Mrs. Ida CATHEY of Mariposa, Mrs. W. H. DUNNING of Chowchilla, Mrs. I. STOCKTON of Ventura county, and Mrs. T. SMITH of Fossil, Ore; and three sons, N.E., W.B., and J.L. DUNCAN.
The funeral was held from the family residence Thursday. Many friends attended to pay the last tribute to the respect of the departed.
SCHROEDER-WESTON April 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
A pretty wedding was solemnized Thursday, April 10, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis WESTON. John A. SCHROEDER and Miss Annie WESTON were united in holy bonds of matrimony. Miss Jennie BELL acted as bridesmaid and Carl S. SCHROEDER was best man.
At four o'clock the bride and groom stood beneath a beautiful bell of white lilies and maiden hair fern.
The bride, who carried a large bouquet of bride's roses, looked very sweet in a dress of cream albatross and white silk, while the groom wore the conventional black.
The bride's maid was becomingly attired in a dress of blue lawn and white lace.
Rev. P. GUERIN performed the impressive ceremony, after which congratulation were extended, all wishing them a life of pleasure and happiness. The bridal party then led the way to the dining room which was tastefully decorated with ferns and roses, to partake of a delicious wedding dinner prepared by Mrs. L. WESTON, whose fine pastry is highly complimented by all.
Many useful and costly presents were received from their many friends.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. L. WESTON, Mr. and Mrs. J. SHCHROEDER, Mr. and Mrs. G. STEWART, Mr. and Mrs. John WESTON, Mr. and Mrs. C. WESTON, Mr. and Mrs. P. JUDKINS, Mrs. DAUT, Misses Amelia DAUT, Kate CASACCIA, Evelyn, Hazel and Della STEWART, Mary and Agnes WESTON Messrs. Wm. and Geo. WESTON, G. ROBINSON, J. CLARK, J. TEATS, Geo. and Elton STEWART, Weston BELL.
SHAVER-HALSTEAD April 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
A happy marriage was celebrated at the Methodist church at Coulterville on Thursday, Rev. Noble of Groveland performing the ceremony, the contracting parties being Miss Lula HALSTEAD and U. S. SHAVER, both of Coulterville.
The bride is a very popular young lady among a large circle of friends. She is a sister of Mrs. F. A. BONDSHU of Mariposa. The groom is a native of Oregon, and for the past few years has lived near Coulterville. He owns a farm on the Yosemite road, where the couple will make their home. The best wishes of their many friends will follow them through life.
ASHWORTH, son April 19, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
BORN- To the wife of J. B. ASHWORTH , a son.
OWENS, W. W. April 19, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of W. W. OWENS.
W. W. OWENS died at his home, the Six-Mile house, last Friday, aged 41 years. He had been ill with consumptioon for a long time. A wife and two children survive him. The deceased was a native of Wales. He had lived in this locality for many years, and had a large circle of acquaintances. The funeral took place from the First Presbyterian church Monday afternoon and was largely attended, over forty carriages following the hearse to the cemetery. - Merced Star.
DULCICH, Adellia April 19, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Adelia DULCICH.
Further information regarding the death of Mrs. Geo. DULCICH, which occurred last week at Hunter's Valley, is given in the following communication from Hornitos.
Adelia, wife of Geo. DULCICH, died at her home in Hunter's Valley April 8th, 1902, of cancer. Deceased was born in Switzerland January 10th, 1852, came to California in August 1875 and was married to Mr. DULCICH the following year. She was a devoted wife and motherly and had the respect of all who knew her. She leaves a husband and one son; also a brother, J. SPAGNOLI of Hornitos, and three sisters who still live near the old homestead in Switzerland.
The funeral was held from the Catholic church in Hornitos April 10th and was largely attended; the floral offerings were many and beautiful.
BUCKNAM-BUCKNAM April 26, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
A wedding took place in the chambers of the Superior Judge Tuesday by which Samuel Daly BUCKNAM and Florence A. BUCKNAM were re-united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by Judge CORCORAN. Mr. and Mrs. BUCKNAM were first married several years ago. They have a family of two boys and one little girl. During the past year they were separated by a divorce at Visalia. They have since decided that married life was preferable to living apart, hence the re-union. Mrs. BUCKNAM and children arrived here last week.
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GROSJEAN- At Whiterock, April 24, 1902, to Mr. and Mrs. Lou H. GROSJEAN, a daughter.
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CROSSWHITE- Near Hornitos, May 1, 1902, to the wife of T. H. CROSSWHITE, a daughter.
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SYDNEY- At Raymond, Cal., May 20, 1902, to the wife of O. R. SYDNEY, a son.
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PROBASCO- At Oakvale, Cal., May 29, 1902, to the wife of Edward PROBASCO, a son.
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ANDERSON, Alexander May 3, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Alexander ANDERSON, better known as Kee ANDERSON, died at Merced on Friday of last week from lockjaw. Several days previous he was accidentally shot in the ankle. He was a native of Calaveras county 51 years of age, and formerly a resident of this county.
PATTERSON-RIDGWAY May 3, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
United in Marriage.
At the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Clara RIDGWAY, on Wednesday evening, W. J. PATTERSON and Miss Lulu RIDGWAY were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. Rev. D. HARRISON performed the ceremony, which was witnessed by a large number of friends. The bride was beautifully dressed in white brocaded silk trimmed in white tucked chiffon and white appliqué trimmings, and carried a bouquet of bride's roses and orange blossoms.
Miss Florence RIDGWAY, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and wore a handsome gown of dotted white Swiss. She carried a bouquet of bridesmaid's roses and maiden-hair ferns.
L. W. SHARP acted as groomsman. The parrlor had been neatly decorate with flowers for the occasion.
After the ceremony, congratulations and best wishes were extended to the happy couple. The guests were then invited to partake of refreshments, which had been amply provided for the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. PATTERSON were the recipients of many handsome and useful presents, marks of esteem from their many friends.
The bride is one of Mariposa's fair daughters who is popular for her many admirable qualities. Mr. PATTERSON is a native of Canada, but for several years past has been a resident of this county, where he has been engaged in mining work. When an infant, his parents died and he was adopted by a man by the name of John REA. The adoption being according to the laws of that country, the marriage license was issued in the name of William John PATTERSON REA. He is a man of sterling worth and has the respect and confidence of all who know him.
Mr. and Mrs. PATTERSON will make their home in Mariposa.
HENSLEY, Mrs. M. A. May 10, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. M. A. HENSLEY.
Margaret Ann HENSLEY, wife of Thomas HENSLEY, died at her home on the Fresno river, about fourteen miles from town, Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Death was due to consumption, from which the deceased has been a sufferer for many years. Besides a husband deceased left four sons and three daughters. They are Leroy, Will, Thomas and Charles and Mrs. Ed WOOD, Mrs. J. DAULTON and Mrs. James SMITH. The deceased was a native of Missouri, and was 53 years old. She lived in this county for many years and had a large acquaintance here.- Medera Mercury.
SHAW-PECHART May 10, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
A beautiful wedding took place at the home of Mrs. M.L. PECHART 528 34th street, Oakland, on Sunday, April 27th, when Louise PECHART became the bride on Mr. Charles SHAW. The Rev. Dr. Baker of the First Presbyterian Church officiated at the ceremony.
The parlors in which the ceremony took place were transformed into a bower of beauty, being elaborately decorated with rich clusters of pink La France roses and a profusion of delicate ferns.
An exquisite wedding bell composed of lilies of the valley and maiden hair fern was erected in the bay window, under which stood the happy couple. The bride was given away into the keeping of the groom by her mother.
The bride was gowned in a handsome creation of rare old Duchess lace over heavy white satin cut on train. The lace being caught up here and there with clusters of real orange blossoms and fastened with pearl hearts, the gift of the maid of honor. Her vail was attached to her coiffure by an exquisite diamond sunburst, the gift of the groom.
Miss Mamie PECHART, the brides youngest sister, attended her as maid of honor and little Miss Don Heloise Alaska MAGINNIS was the flower girl and strewed petals of Cecil Brunner roses in the pathway of the bride and groom. The wedding ring nestled lovingly on a white embroidered satin pillow carried by little Miss Leoniebell MAGGINIS.
The groom was attended by Mr. Alfred FOURNIER of San Francisco.
The bride is the charming daughter of Mrs. M. L. PECHART and is very popular in the fashionable society circles both in San Francisco and Oakland. The groom is of the family of A. B. SHAW, the millionaire automobile manufacturer of New York. He has come to San Francisco to look after his large business interests.
The happy young couple left on their wedding tour to Del Monte amid a shower of old slippers and rice.
Upon their return they will be tendered a farewell reception, when they leave for New York, where their future home will be.
The gifts were many and costly, among them being a handsome set of cut glass and a silver tea service.
SOMMERS, Fred May 18, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Fred SOMMERS, an inmate of the county hospital, died on Thursday of last week. He was a native of Germany, aged 74 years. He came to the hospital from Coulterville.
HOPKINS, son May 18, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Born- At Groveland, May 4, 1902, to the wife of Harry HOPKINS, a son.
REYNOLDS, daughter May 18, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Born- Tuesday, May 13, to the wife of Richard REYNOLDS, a daughter.
MARCONI, son May 18, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Born, At Big Oak Flat, May 10, 1902 to the wife of Louis MARCONI, a son.
HATCH, C. S. May 24, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Good Citizen.
Another of Mariposa county's oldest and most respected citizens, C. S. HATCH, was called to his final rest this week. Owing to his advanced age, Mr. HATCH had been in feeble health for some time past, and last Sunday suffered a stroke of paralysis, which affected one side of his body. He gradually sank, the end coming Tuesday. The funeral was held Wednesday was attended by many who paid the last tribute of respect to their departed friend. Internment was at Ben Hur.
Charles Spofford HATCH was a native of Massachusetts, aged 8 years, 7 months and 5 days. With his parents he moved to New York when a child. He crossed the plains to San Francisco where he wintered in 1849. From there he went to San Joaquin ABOVE Millerton where he followed mining for a number of years. For several years he followed the vocation of school teacher in this county. In 1879 he made his home with the family of J. L. COUGHRAN at what is now Ben Hur postoffice. Since that time he has been considered a member of the family. In 1892 he was appointed postmaster of Ben Hur which position was made vacant by his death. He leaves no family.
Mr. HATCH was respected and loved by all who knew him for his kindness and goodness. He will be greatly missed by his many friends.
TURNER, Luther May 24, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Tuesday evening, May 13, Luther TURNER died at his home near Le Grand after a lingering illness of several months. He was a native of Johnson County, Missouri. He came to California in 1885 and since that time has made it his home. At the time of his death he was 43 years of age. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn him. Le Grand
TRUMBETTO-GARBARINO May 31, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
At the home of the bride's mother, Joseph TRUMBETTO and Miss Amelia GARBARINO were united n marriage Wednesday morning of last week, Judge Murphy officiating. Accompanied by Louis FERRETTI, they left the same day for San Francisco. Mr. annd Mrs. TRUMBETTO are well an favorably known, and their many friends unite in wishing them a prosperous and happy journey all through their married life. Victor BOITANO drove the young couple over to Chinese Station, returning the next day.
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McLEAN- At Mariposa, June 11, 1902, to the wife of J. H. McLEAN, a son.
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WEBB- At Mariposa, June 17, 1902, to the wife of W. C. WEBB, a son.
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NOLAN, Mrs. Nancy Ellen June 7, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Nancy Ellen NOLAN wife of E. S. NOLAN, died at her home in this city Sunday. Mrs. NOLAN was born in Princeton, Mariposa county, and was 42 years old. The was a lady of many excellent traits of character, and highly respected by all who knew her. She had resided in Merced for many years, and was well known. Besides the husband, deceased leaves six children to mourn her untimely demise. The funeral will be held from the family residence in West Merced tomorrow morning at 10;30 o'clock.- Merced Sun.
RODGERS, J. H. June 7, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of J. H. RODGERS.
Attorney J. H. RODGERS, formerly of this county, died at his home at Carters, Tuolumne county, on Wednesday of last week. The rupture of a blood vessel in the head is stated as the cause of death. The funeral was held the following Friday.
Mr. RODGERS was a native of Illinois, aged 38 years. He followed newspaper work for sometime, at one time being one of the Merced Sun. He disposed of that property and afterward admitted to the bar. He located in Coulterville, where he practiced law for several years. From there he moved to Carters where he lived until his death.
DUNLAP, Captain John W. June 14, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Old Pioneer Gone.
Captain John W. DUNLAP, one of the old pioneers of this state and resident of what is now this county for forty-nine years, died here Monday night, after an illness of several months. His death was caused by general debility due to old age. He was brought here from his home at Gold a few weeks ago for treatment, but owing to his great age he failed to recover, passing away during the night.
Captain DUNLAP was born in Calaway county, Missouri, in 1932. He came to California in 1853, and settled in the foot-hills where he ran a mill. This county was then a part of Mariposa county. The captain subsequently engaged in stock raising and farming and had one of the best ranches in the foothills. He sold his place some time ago. During his residence in the county he was in partnership with his cousin, Jeff DUNLAP, and a short time ago went to Gold where he made his home with his cousins, Jeff and J. M. DUNLAP.- Madera Mercury
LIEDIG, George F. June 21, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of George F. LEIDIG.
George F. LEIDIG, the well known hotel keeper of Raymond, who has been conducting the Sentinel hotel for many years, died on Friday of last week after the hotel was destroyed by fire. He had been seriously sick all winter with cirrhosis of the liver but three weeks ago became dangerously ill.
Mr. LEIDIG was a native of Germany, aged 64 years. He went to Raymond in 1893 and conducted the Sentinel hotel ever since. He was well respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and nine children- four sons and five daughters. His sons are George F., C. T., John and D. S. , and the daughters are , Mrs. GILBERT of Los Angelese, Mrs. PALMER, Mrs. J. WOOD and Misses Kate and Alice LIEDIG.
The body was brought here Saturday morning and the funeral took place at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon from Jay's undertaking parlors. A large number of friends followed the remains to Arbor Vitae cemetery where the internment took place.- Madera Mercury.
BLIN Chas. W. June 21, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
A miner named Chas. W. BLIN was killed at Grub Gulch Friday night of last week by Jack KEITH, foreman of the Gambetta mine. From the testimony of witnesses at the Coroner's examination, it appeared that the shooting was entirely justifiable. KEITH was exonerated from all blame.
BLIN had been discharged from the Gambetta, and asked KEITH where the superintendent was. KEITH said he didn't know. BLIN then struck KEITH knocking him down. As KEITH would get up BLIN would knock him down again. KEITH told him to stop several times, saying he had enough. Others who tried to stop BLIN were warned away by him. As KEITH was knocked down the last time he pulled his pistol and fired. BLIN kept coming towards him and he shot four more times. BLIN died about thirty minutes later. KEITH at once went ot Madera and gave himself up.
BLIN was a powerful man, over six feet in height. KEITH is a small man, and was physically no match for his burly assailant.
HOSMER, Theodore Goodman June 21, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Wawona.
Theodore Goodman HOSMER, son of Mrs. J.A. HOSMER of Palo Alto and a nephew of General Passenger Agent T. H. HOSMER of the Southern Pacific Company, died from appendicitis early Monday morning at Wawona after a brief illness. Chief Surgeon M. GARDNER of the Southern Pacific was called from San Francisco last Friday to assist in an operation, but the patient's condition was then very desperate.
Mr. HOSMER ranked high in the junior class at Stanford University. He came to California five years ago from Ohio, his native State, having been born in Sandusky twenty-one years ago. His relatives there are prominent bankers.
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OLDAKER, Riley July 5, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Riley OLDAKER, an old inmate of the county hospital, died Thursday morning. He came here from Coulterville, and was aged 72 years; a native
COWAN, J. T. July 5, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Old Pioneer Gone.
J. T. COWAN died at his home near Grant Springs Sunday night. He suffered from an attack of pneumonia and owing to his advanced age and feeble health was unable to withstand the disease. The remains were brought here Tuesday morning for internment.
John Thomas COWAN was a native of Tennessee, aged 72 years, 2 months and 28 days. He came across the plains to California by ox team in 1853. He landed in Los Angelese. Shortly afterward he engaged in mining. He was well known in this county, having mined for a long time in the vicinity of Sherlocks. He was a man whom everybody liked- kind of heart and up-right in character. The only surviving relative is a daughter,
Mrs. James GRAHAM of Ahwahnee.
LAIRD-TURNER July 5, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
At San Francisco last Sunday Miss Eva Rose TURNER was married to Terry LAIRD. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. John A. B. WILSON at the Howard Street M. E. Church.
The bride is one of Mariposa's most popular young ladies. For several years she has been engaged in educational work, being principal of the Mariposa schools and member of the Board of Education. Her pleasant manner and beautiful character have won her a large circle of friends. The groom is a native of this county, where he is held in high esteem. During the past five years he has been at Dawson, and but recently returned to claim his bride. Congratulations and best wishes are extended by their many friends.
They will make their home here.
THORN-WEILER JuLY 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Union of Heart.
On Wednesday evening, at the home of the bride's mother, occurred the wedding of Miss Lucile WEILER and George M. THORN. Rev. D. HARRISON performed the ceremony which united for life two very well known young people. The ceremony was witnessed by a number of friends and relatives of the contracting parties.
The bride is one of Mariposa's most beautiful daughters, and her cheerful disposition makes her popular.
The groom is a young man of integrity and thrifty habits. He holds the position of foreman at the Mariposa mill.
The happy couple went to San Francisco Thursday, to be absent about two weeks.
HANNAH-MARTINEZ July 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Fresno.
J. E. HANNAH and Miss Frances MARTINEZ of Madera were united in marriage Thursday by the Rev. Father McCARTHY at his residence in Fresno.
The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Laura FOSTER, and the groom by Oliver COLLIER. The young couple are well known in Madera, and have many friends who wish them all the happiness they anticipated as they pledged their troth.
Mr. and Mrs. HANNAH departed for the south, where they will spend their honey-moon. They will return in two weeks to make their homes in Madera.
PORATH-CONVERSE July 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
At Coulterville on Wednesday of last week Justice of the Peace MURPHY performed the ceremony which united in marriage Herman Henry PORATH and Miss Charlotte CONVERSE.
Miss Converse, is the daughter of John CONVERSE, whose home is a few miles from Coulterville. The groom is a young stockman of Groveland, Tuolumne county.
McCONNEL, Mrs. Mary A. July 2, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Another Old Resident Gone.
Another of Coulterville's old residents has gone the way of all flesh. Mrs. Mary A. McCONNEL, after attaining the ripe old age of 82, passed from our midst Saturday evening. She was taken sick on the morning of the 3rd, and from what was naturally supposed to be a slight attack of indisposition, rapidly became worse, passing away the evening of the 5th. The deceased was born Feb. 16th, 1820, in Louisville Kentucky, crossing the plains in '52. She then resided for some years in various parts of the State and also in the state of Nevada. In 1856 she came to Coulterville where she has resided almost continuously. For the past four years she has been living with her daughter, Mrs. Dan WAGNER. She leaves to mourn her loss five children, four daughters and a son. The funeral took place from the family residence, Monday, the Rev. J. A. C. HAMILTON officiating.
ADAMS-FOSTER July 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Arthur T. ADAMS of Hornitos and Miss Grace T. FOSTER of Berkeley were united in marriage at Hornitos Tuesday. Rev. Henry NEATE was the officiating minister. The groom is a well known, young farmer of that vicinity.
MARCONI, Frank July 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
One of the saddest events that has ever taken place in Big Oak Flat happened on Monday. While Frank MARCONI was engaged in trimming away some branches that interfered with a windmill he had recently erected, he fell a distance of some twenty feet, fracturing his skull in several places. Dr. GALLISON was summoned from this place, but the combined efforts of both visiting and resident physicians proved unavailing, and he passed away about 4 o'clock the same day. The saddest part of it is the fall was witnessed by his young wife, married only four short months ago, who warned her husband of his perilous predicament. Hardly had the words left her mouth when the accident happened, transforming a happy bride into a bereaved widow. Mr. MARCONI was in his thirtieth year ands had the respect and esteem of the entire community. His funeral took place on Wednesday.
CLIFF, James Preston July 12, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of am Old Resident.
James Preston CLIFF, an old resident of this vicinity, died t the hospital on Wednesday from heart trouble, from which he had suffered a long time. He was a native of Kentucky, aged 68 years. He was a carpenter by occupation, which trade he followed here for several years.
He leaves a family of three sons and two daughters, all grown.
McLEAN, Dr. John T. July 26, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Dr. McLEAN.
Dr. John T. McLEAN, owner of the Coulterville- Yosemite toll road, died at Alameda on Thursday of last week. He was well-known in this county, having conducted that road for a number of years.
He was at one time a special agent of the United States Treasury Department and after wards Surveyor of the Port of San Francisco Recently he has been Health Officer of Alameda city. He was foremost among those who advocated the construction of the Alameda tidal canal and it was largely through his efforts that the work of its construction was prosecuted. He was a most ardent Republican and he served as a delegate from Alameda county to the first State convention held by the party.
New York was the place of his birth, and in 1850 he came to California. He was 80 years of age and he has been ill about a year.
His wife died about six years ago. A son, Sterling McLEAN, and a teacher in the Alameda School Department, survive him.
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MASON- At Mariposa, July 29, 1902, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ed MASON.
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PETERSON-BLAGG August 2, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Charles PETERSON and Miss Anna BLAGG were married at Merced Wednesday evening. Both where formerly employed here, the bride at the Commercial Hotel, and the groom at the Mariposa mine.
RICAER, Mrs. Mary August 2, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Mary RICARD died at the county hospital Sunday. She was a native of France, aged 78 years. She had been a resident of this vicinity for years, and had been a inmate of the hospital during the past year. Her death was due to dropsy and paralysis. It is stated that she leaves a wealthy daughter in France.
DUNKLE, Louis August 2, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Lou DUNKLE Killed.
A dispatch received by J. F. THORN from Rosalind, B. C., states that Louis A. DUNKLE was instantly killed by a cave in the Le Roi mines last Sunday. Two other men were buried, but were rescued four hours later. Mr. DUNKLE was well known here and at Mt. Bullion, and his death is regretted by his acquaintances.
With several others Mr. DUNKLE went from this county to Rosalind last November. He was foreman at the Lewis mine, and resigned that position to go to Rosalind where he held a similar position. He and others were working under J. H. MACKENZIE, and as their contract had expired, they were to have left there on the 1st of the month. Mr. DUNKLE was previously foreman of the Utica mine in Angels Camp and had been Sheriff of Eureka county, Nevada, two terms.
It has since been learned that the men who went to the Le Roi mines with Mr. MACKENZIE tendered their resignations, but the owners demurred The whole force finally agreed to stay there.
A letter from H. W. VANCE to J. F. THORN, received yesterday, says that the cave in the mine was 116 feet long and 60 feet wide. The men were about the center of it. DUNKLE was instantly killed, but by quick work and good nerve of Mr. MACKENZIE and Joe THORN, WHITMAN and Three Fingered Jack, both of Princeton, the two men who were imprisoned, were released. A hole was left through the center of the debris through which the men were brought out. "Joe has the praise of the camp," says Mr. VANCE. Mr. DUNKLE was buried there.
PATTERSON, Van R. August 2, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Van R. PATTERSON.
Judge Van R. PATTERSON died at his home in San Francisco last Sunday. He was a very prominent attorney, and for eight years was a justice of the Supreme Court. He resigned the office to resume his law practice. He was connected with many of the leading legal cases of the State, and was well-known here, being one of the chief attorneys for the plaintiff in the Hite Divorce case.
OATMAN, Michael August 2, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Pioneer.
Michael OATMAN, for more than forty years a resident of this county, died near Lewis last Monday. He was a native of Germany, aged 74 years. He had farmed in the vicinity of Lewis for the past several years. He leaves no relatives in the county.
HYDE, Dr. A. T. August 9, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Dr. HYDE.
Dr. A. T. HYDE, one of Merced's best known and most popular citizens, died at Coulterville Friday night of last week. For the past few years he had been gradually failing with consumption. He tried different places, but could derive no benefit. Last week he started for Hazel Green, but the light air brought on hemorrhages, and he was taken back to Coulterville. He was surrounded by his wife and close friends.
Dr. HYDE was a man of sterling character and a true friend. He will be missed by his associates.
DeSILVA-BROWN August 16, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Thursday evening last the marriage of Manuel DeSILVA and Miss Nellie BROWN, two of Mt. Bullion's young people, was solemnized, Justice of the Peace B.A. CONDREY officiating. Miss BROWN of this place, and a young lady highly respected. Mr. de SILVA is an industrious young man of steady habits. The happy couple left for Merced Friday morning on a short honeymoon. The young people have the best wishes of the community for a happy and prosperous married life.- Mt. Bullion New Era.
KRALL, Frank August 16, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Cut His Throat.
Frank KRALL, a well known resident of this county, who has been in the employ of the Madera Canal and Irrigation Company for a number of years, was found dead Monday morning of last week in his camp, near the Sugar Pine mills. He had been suffering for a long time with consumption, and for several weeks had been very ill. He was 45 years old, and as far as known had no relatives in this country.
A later telephone message gave the particulars of KRALLS death. The deceased cut his throat with a razor and jack knife, and when found was weltering in his blood. The ensanquined razor was lying by his side. Despondency caused by his long sickness, was the cause for the act. - Madera Mercury.
FIELD, D. M. August 16. 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of D. M. FIELD.
Death called Daniel M. FIELD last Tuesday morning, August 5th, at his home in the Greeley district another of Mariposa's pioneers joined those gone before.
On Wednesday the body was brought to Coulterville and a large concourse of friends paid the last tribute of respect to one whom they had always known as a man among men.
The burial services were conducted by A. J. WOODS, after which loving hands placed the remains in their last resting place.
The pall bearers, who where all old time friends of the decease were; Oliver FISK, Dan WAGNER, James SHIMER, Dan HOLTZEL, Frank HERBECK and James LINDSEY.
Mr. FIELD leaves a wife (a sister of Thos. B. McCARTHY), and to her and the others relatives who mourn his loss is extended the sympathy of the community.
Daniel Manchester FIELD was born in Old Town, Me., 76 years ago. He came to California while yet a young man, coming to Coulterville in 1852, and for the half century he has resided here has enjoyed the esteem of all who knew him.- Coulterville Chronicle.
FERSON, James A. August 23, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
James A. FERSON recently died in San Francisco. He was a well known mining man, and a few years ago owned the Ne Plus Ultra copper mines at Daulton, Madera county. Not long since he started a movement to operate the old copper properties at Buchanan.
WAUCHOPE-MAY August 23, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Kate MAY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. MAY of Fresno was united in marriage to Oscar WAUCHOPE on Tuesday evening, Aug. 19th, at the residence of the brides parents by Rev. HARE. The bride was beautifully attired in white and was attended as bridesmaid by Miss Louise HENDRICKS of Cathey's Valley. Al HANCOCK, a particular friend of the groom, was best man.
Both of the young people are well known and very popular in Fresno society and each have a large circle of friends.
After a splendid supper the newly married couple started on their honeymoon trip to San Francisco.
DUFFY, Thos. J. August 30, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Thos. J. DUFFY.
A telephone message was received Wednesday by C. KERRINS from Chas. BOGAN at San Rafael informing him of the death of Thomas J. DUFFY. Mrs. C. KERRINS and Mrs. J. A. ADAIR left on Thursday morning for San Rafael to attend the funeral. Mr. DUFFY was well and favorably known here. His last visit here was during last spring. He had been in poor health for a good while.
JOHNSON, J. A. August 30, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Died at Mt. Bullion.
J. A. JOHNSON, an employee of the Mariposa Commercial and Mining Company, died at Mt. Bullion Wednesday from peritonitis. He had lived there for some time past. He was about 30 years of age, and leaves a wife and a little daughter. The funeral took place here Thursday evening.
BARTOD, Nicholas August 30, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Nicholas BARTOD, an old resident of this vicinity, died at his home Sunday of last week. He had been in poor health for a long time. He was a native of France, aged 70 years. He made a living by small gardening.
He was buried here the following Monday.
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BROWN, Charles J. September 6, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
A workman named Charles J, BROWN was killed at the Raymond granite quarry on Wednesday of last week by the premature explosion of a blast. Both arms were blown off and his head horribly crushed. He recently came from Placer county.
GAZZOLO, John B. September 6, 11902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of J. B. GAZZOLO.
John B. GOZZOLO, one of Coultervilles best known citizens, died Monday night. He had been sick for two or three weeks, and succumbed to a stroke of apoplexy. The funeral was held Thursday, and was conducted by the Coulterville Lodge, No. 104, I.O.O.F., of which the deceased was a prominent member. An evidence of the esteem in which their departed friend was held was shown by the large numbers that went from every section of the county to pay the last sad tribute.
John Bastiste GAZZOLO was a native of California, 43 years of age. When a small child his parents moved to Coulterville where he grew to manhood. While one of the most liberal and kindhearted of men, he was of a thrifty nature, and acquired considerable property there. When the fire came which almost obliterated the town a few years ago, he was one of the heaviest losers. He was not discouraged but again started at the foot of fortunes ladder.
His father and mother still survive him, they being residents of Coulterville. With them there are also left to mourn his death four sisters, Mrs. H. E. BUCHENAU of Berenda, Mrs. Jas. N. DePAULI of Bakersfield, Mrs. W. M. MAZE and Miss May GAZZOLO, and one brother, James GOZZOLO.
His death is sincerely regretted by not only the whole of Coulterville but by many from other places. He was a true friend and his many acts of charity and public spirit made him a popular man. The expression of a prominent Coulterville citizen on hearing of his death shows in what regard he was held. That gentleman said: "Johnny GAZZOLO will be sadly missed."
LEWIS, Jacob September 13, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
KILLED BY A TRAIN.
Terrible Accident to an Old Settler of Mariposa County.
Jacob LEWIS, for forty years a resident of this county, was killed by a railroad train a few miles south of Merced on Thursday of last week. The following account of the accident is taken from the Merced Express:
The accident occurred at the very door of his daughter, Mrs. Edward RUSSELL, seven miles south of Merced. Mr. LEWIS had recently made his home in this city, but at the time of his death was living at his old home at White Rock, Mariposa County. He was in Merced one hour before his death attending to some business affairs and started home. On the road he called at the residence of his daughter, which is within fifty feet of the railroad, near Lingard. It is necessary, to get into the RUSSELL place, to cross the railroad track, passing through two gates- one on each side of the track. Mr. LEWIS had passed through the outer gate and across the track, and leaving the team standing before the inner gate, had gone back to close the other. The train then came along and frightened the horses, and in his anxiety to attend to his team, he forgot about the train and was struck by the engine and instantly killed. The train was stopped as soon as possible, and the crew went back picked up the remains and took them into Mrs. RUSSELL'S home.
"Deputy Coroner O'BRIEN was notified and a Coroner's jury was impaneled. The jury viewed the remains, and the inquest was postponed until the train crew could return and give their version of the accident."
Jacob LEWIS was a native of Tennessee, aged 79 years. He came to California in the early fifties and settled at Whiterock, where he lived ever since. He accumulated a good deal of property, and at one time was considered among the financially well off people of the county. In later years he was less fortunate, and lost nearly all of his property. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and took an active interest in religious work. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Left to mourn his death are three daughters, Mrs. RUSSELL, Mrs. J. L. COUGHAN of Ben Hur and Mrs. John PRATT.
TAUSCHKI, Adolph September 13, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Killed by a Cave-in.
Coroner JAY returned Sunday from Fresno Crossing where he held an inquest on the body of a miner who was killed there last Thursday by a cave in a tunnel. The mans name was Adolph TAUSCHKI and he owned a claim above the crossing. A miner discovered his body in the tunnel with a mass of earth and rocks on his head. TAUSCHKI was a German Pole, aged 67 years. He had been living near the crossing for many years and was engaged in mining. He had no known relatives in this county. The old man was known as Miller, as his name was to difficult for the miners to remember. - Madera Mercury.
STANBURY, Henry A. September 27, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
An Old Pioneer Gone.
Henry A. STANBURY, a former resident of this county, died in San Francisco last Sunday at the age of 81 years. He was a native of West Virginia, and had lived in the vicinity of Indian Gulch for about forty years, where he followed mining. About a year and a half ago, owing to failing health, he was induced to go to San Francisco to live. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Genevieve GOLDEN of San Francisco. He was a cousin of ex-Sheriff CLARKE of this county.
JACKSON, Mrs. Louis R September 13, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Oakland.
Mrs. Louis R. JACKSON, a former resident of Mariposa and Whitlock, died in Oakland on Wednesday of last week. She was a native of Baltimore, Md., aged 77 years, 9 months and 6 days. She leaves two son, J. F. and J. A. JACKSON, and one daughter, Mrs. K. J. WOOD. Mrs. JACKSON was well remembered by the people here, who learn of her death with regret.
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OPIE, William October 4, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of William OPIE.
William OPIE, an old resident of this section died Sunday morning at his home at Pinon Blanco. He had been sick but a short time, and his death was a shock to his many friends. We understand he was a native of England, 50 years of age. The funeral took place Monday afternoon, and many of the old time friends of the deceased were present at the internment in Coulterville cemetery.- Coulterville Chronicle.
MACOMBER, James October 4, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Died of Consumption.
Word was brought to town Wednesday by Edgar HALE of the death of James MACOMBER at F. C. PALMER'S place at 8:30 o'clock that morning. The deceased was a boy 17 years of age. He had been sent to this State by his parents in New York for the benefit of his health. Last winter he lived with Dr. HOSKINS, a friend of his father, at Le Grand. About six months ago he went to Mr. PALMER'S place, in hopes that life in the mountains might prove beneficial. His illness was consumption, and he continued to grow worse. Undertaker G. E. NORDGREN of Merced was telephoned for to embalm the body in order that it might be shipped to New York. Mr. NORDGREN came up Wednesday night.
Owing to the fact that no doctor had attended the deceased at the time of his death, and no inquest having been held. Mr. NORDGREN was unable to have the body shipped as requested. On Friday Coroner McELLIGOTT held an inquest over the remains, he having been notified of the facts the day before. The body was interred here yesterday afternoon.
HODGSON-HILL October 4, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
On Thursday of last week Miss Annie HILL and Thomas HODGSON were united in Marriage at Watsonville. The bride is the daughter of Edward HILL of Watsonville, but spent the greater part of her life with Mr. and Mrs. QUICK of Pea Ridge district, of whom she is a niece. During the past two years she has lived at Watsonville. The groom is a young man popular and well known in this county.
The happy couple arrived here Wednesday. They will make their home at Mt. Bullion.
HELM, Allan October 4, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Allan HELM Jr.
Word was received here yesterday of the death of Allan HELM, Jr., which occurred at Whiterock on Thursday. No particulars concerning the death could be secured up to the time of going to press. Deceased was a well known young citizen of the county, being 21 years of age. He leaves a wife to mourn his death. The friends of the deceased regret his sad taking off.
BUSANO-CASTRO October 4, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Maria Teresa CASTRO and Percy T. BUSANO were united in marriage on September 15th. The ceremony was performed by Superior Judge CORCORAN in the chambers of the Superior Court. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. CASTRO of this place. The groom is a resident of Hornitos, at which place the newly married couple will make their home.
SCH?T, Mrs. Chris October 11, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Chris SCH?T, wife of the well known Merced hotel man, died at Merced Tuesday night.
HELM, Allen October 11, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Allen HELM'S Death.
In our account of the death of Allen HELM, Jr. last week we had been misinformed and got the name confused with another.
The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. HELM of Lewis, and was 18 years of age. He was a native of Oregon, but lived at Lewis since he was an infant. He returned recently from Arizona, and on return took to his bed with typhoid fever. Besides his parents he leaves one brother Artie, and two sisters, Leora and Oral. The many friends of the family sympathize with them in their loss. The funeral was held at the Lewis cemetery on Friday of last week.
BARRATTA, Frank October 11, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Raymond Citizen.
Frank BARRATTA died at Raymond early Monday morning. He had been sick for some time, his death being caused by dropsy.
The deceased had been a resident of that section for many years. He formerly lived at Buchanan, and from there went to Raymond were he conducted a saloon. He was a generous and popular man and his death is
regretted by many friends. He was a native of Italy, aged 52 years.
The funeral took place at Madera Tuesday.
WALLACE-LAIRD October 11, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
At Stockton on the 30th of last month, Miss Virginia M. LAIRD and William A. WALLACE were united in marriage. The bride is one of Mariposa county's fair daughters, and has won many friends by her charming disposition. The groom has been a resident of this county until recently, having removed from here to Fresno county. He is very popular among his acquaintances here. The friends of the young couple extend best wishes for a long and happy married life.
PECK, Chas. S. October 11, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Chas. S. PECK.
Chas. S. PECK, father of Attorney James F. PECK, died at Berkeley on Friday last week. He was a native of New York, aged 68 years. In 1850 he came to California, and settled in Merced county, where his home has since been. The deceased was well known in former days in this county. He was a brick mason, and constructed many buildings in different towns of the county. The funeral took place Sunday at Merced.
LEITCH, Mrs. Catherine October 18, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Mrs. Catherine LEITCH died in San Francisco on Friday last week at the age of 75 years. She was a native of New York. She was a sister of Mrs. A. H. WASHBURN and Al BRUCE of Wawona, and mother of Bruce M. LEITCH and Mrs. Hewlett BUSH of New York.
HELM, Allen October 11, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Allen N. HELM, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen H. HELM, born Nov. 18, 1883, died Oct. 1, 1902, aged 18 years, 10 months, 13 days.
On the evening of October 1, near eleven o'clock, Allie HELM peacefully breathed his last, surrounded by loving relatives and friends. He had just returned from Arizona to his home in Whiterock, having been sick during most of his absence.
He returned in time for his father and mother, sister Leora, brother Artie and little sister Oriole to minister lovingly to his needs during the two weeks severe illness. He bore his sufferings patiently and submissively, being loving and thoughtful to the last.
Word was immediately sent to his older sisters, Mrs. Ida STATEM of Fresno and Mrs. Annie WYNN of Raymond who arrived in time to comfort the stricken parents during the last sad rites.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. J. JONES of Whiterock, who took for his text Job 14,2, "He cometh forth like a flower and is cut down, fleeth also as a shadow and continueth not." After singing the hymn, "One Sweetly Solemn THought," the minister solemnly repeated the words:
"Princes, this clay must be your bed,
In spite of all your powers.
The tall, the wise, the reverend head,
Alast its as low as ours."
After the prayer Allie's favorite hymn, "Jesus is tenderly calling thee home," was sung by the few voices whose owners could sufficiently control their emotion to sing it.
The minister then gave a short discourse, mentioning the lovable qualities of the departed who was so dear to the whole community. None was more ready to do a favor and in times of sickness to watch was too weary; no road to long. The services were closed with the hymn, "Well never say good-bye in Heaven."
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family in their bereavement.
We miss his merry whistle and cheerfful smile, but we think of hi as we sing:
O' the morning, happy morning,
That will break on yonder shore
When the march of life is ended
And our harvest work is o'er,
When we say to those around us:
With a loving smile, Good Night.
O, the morning, blissful morning
That from every care is free.
And forever with our savior
And redeemer we shall be:
When the silver cord is broken
And our spirits wing their flight,
Only pausing till our dear ones
Catch the loving words, Good Night.
O, the morning, golden morning,
We shall see it by and by,
Faith beholds it in the distance
And its dawning draweth nigh.
Here we part, for the time is fleeting,
Ever fading from our sight,
But in yonder happy morrow
We shall never say Good Night.
DUCKER, Benjamin October 18, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Benjamin DUCKER Killed.
Benjamin DUCKER, the well known Raymond hotel man was killed Thursday night by a soldier of one of the troops that had been guarding Yosemite National Park the past season. The troops were on their way to the Presidio and camped Thursday night at Raymond. A number of them were in DUCKER'S barroom at DUCKER'S California hotel, and two soldiers got into a quarrel. DUCKER attempted to quiet the men, when one of them drew his pistol and fired at the peacemaker, killing him instantly. The name of the murderer was not learned.
RECTOR, ELDBRIDE October 25, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Pioneer.
Eldbridge G. RECTOR died at his home in this city last Saturday, passing peacefully away from life at the advanced age of eighty-six years and eight months. He had long been an honored resident of this county. He was born in Sevier county, Tennessee, February 18, 1816. Early in life he went to Alabama, and subsequently to Texas, taking part in the war for Texas independence in 1835. He held the rank of lieutenant and was wounded at the battle of San Jacinto. A few years later Mr. RECTOR was a soldier in the United States Army during the Mexican war. Coming to California in 1849, he spent some years in the Mariposa mines and in 1855 he was one of the organizers of Merced County. He was the first County Clerk, holding the position for seven years, and being ex-officio Auditor, Recorder and Superintendent of Schools. Afterwards he was Sheriff for two years. After retiring from that office Mr. RECTOR lived in Mariposa for a short time and then went to Texas, remaining there for five years and returned to Merced. He filled the office of Treasurer from 1889 to 1891. Mr. RECTOR was prominent in Masonic circles, and a charter member and past member of La Grange Lodge, No. 99. In 1860 Mr. RECTOR was united in marriage with Amanda M. McFARLANE, who survives and is about 71 years old. There are three sons and two daughters- the homes of all being Merced county, though the daughters are temporarily absent, teaching school in Orange county. The sons in order of ages are W. F. RECTOR, T. R. RECTOR and E. N. RECTOR, the last being the Superior Judge. Relatives of the family came to this country before the revolutionary war. A town in Virginia, named Rectorburg, was founded by them.
The deceased was held in high esteem for his many good qualities and the uprightness of his life.- Merced Star.
ROBINSON, Mrs. J. A. October 25, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Died in Merced.
Mrs. J. A. ROBINSON Sr., died at her home in Rotterdam Colony Sunday last, aged 62 years. Mrs. ROBINSON was an early settler of the Snelling country, residing with her family for many years on their ranch on the Merced River. Two or three years ago Mrs. ROBINSON moved to the Nygh property in Rotterdam Colony. Besides the husband, six children survive- Gus ROBINSON, present surveyor of Mariposa county, William, John A.J., Walter, Fred and Mrs. COLLINS, the latter being a resident of Seattle. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the first Presbyterian church, the internment being in the Odd Fellows' cemetery.- Merced Sun.
MUSANTE, G. B. October 25, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
G. B. MUSANTE Burned to Death.
About 1 o'clock Wednesday morning the fire bell awakened our citizens and sent them hurrying to Angelo GARBARINO'S where a building used as a store-house was burning fiercely.
A bucket brigade was formed and by prompt work the adjoining building was saved, though the store-house but a few feet distant burned to the ground.
The store-house was frequently used as temporary sleeping quarters, and G. B. MUSANTE was sleeping there Tuesday night, having retired late.
No one will ever know how the fire started, as when first seen it had gained such headway that it was impossible for anyone to enter the building.
The remains were recovered Wednesday morning and an inquest held. The coroner's jury found as follows:
Giovanni Batista MUSANTE, a native of Italy, aged about 55, was burned to death on the morning of October 15, 1902."
The funeral took place Thursday afternoon, and a large number of friends of the deceased were present at the internment in Coulterville cemetery. Coulterville Chronicle.
LILLARD, Dr. W. L. October 25, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death From Gas Effects.
Dr. W. L. LILLARD, a dentist at Merced, was found dead in his office Monday. It was at first supposed to be a case of suicide, but the coroner's jury found that death was accidental. It is supposed that the dentist was taking laughing gas, as he was known to have done so before, and failed to shut off the supply before becoming unconscious. The remains were shipped to Dixon' Cal., for internment. He was the son of Lafayette LILLIARD of Chowchilla, the mailcarrier between that place and Mariposa.
DUCKER, Benjamin October 25, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
THE DUCKER MURDER.
The Shooter Identified, but not Given up.
The facts of the killing of Benjamin DUCKER at Raymond last week by a member of Troop E, U. S. Cavalry, is taken from an account of the Coroner's inquest published in the Madera Mercury, which is as follows:
J. DENNIS, M. HAND, J. DUNNAWAY, J. ATKINS, B. ATKINS and other witnesses testified. Nearly all of them agreed as to the trouble in the saloon which led up to the quarrel. Two of the witnesses swore that DUCKER discharged his shotgun before the soldiers fired; the others could not distinguish who fired first.
The story of the trouble as gleaned from the testimony is as follows: A dozen troopers from Troop E. went into DUCKER'S saloon and began drinking heavily. They became noisy and quarrelsome and began to abuse the barkeeper. They took a pistol and knife from behind the bar where DUCKER kept them. Then they flourished the pistol with which they hammered on the bar and pointed the muzzle at DUCKER, telling him to set up the drinks or they would harm him. DUNNAWAY, the barkeeper, went from behind the bar and the soldiers grabbed him. He managed to get away and one of them followed him. Another soldier picked up a lighted lantern and threw it through the big mirror behind the bar.
Mr. DUCKER asked DUNNAWAY to get his shotgun, but the barkeeper refused. He thought it was better to get the crowd out without more trouble. DUCKER started upstairs for his gun, and while he was gone Mrs. DUCKER and DUNNAWAY got the men outside and locked the door.
When the men got across the street, one of them saw DUCKER on the porch and called out that if he hadn't enough they would go and burn the building. DUCKER then shot and several shot were fired by the soldiers, one of which struck the deceased in the left arm, passing through his liver and struck the ninth rib. DUCKER said " I'm gone" and died in three minutes.
The remains of Mr. DUCKER were interred at Raymond cemetery Sunday. The funeral was largely attended. The soldier who fired the fatal shot could not be identified before the troop left Raymond. The captain advised the officers to get witnesses and overtake the troop at the Columbia ranch on the San Joaquin river, saying he would give the man up if identified. Constable Tom LEONARD accompanied by Messrs, SKELTON and DENNIS, went there, but the officers of the troop decided the identification was not complete and refused to let the suspected man go. Concerning the identification the "Mercury" of Monday says:
It seemed strange that the identification was not satisfactory to the officers, for one of the witnesses, DENNIS, saw the soldier just after the shooting. He had a pistol in hiis hand snapping it. Two other soldiers were attempting to take the weapon away from the trooper, who was very much under the influence of liquor. In the struggle for the possession of the weapon, the piece was broken at the breech throwing the empty shells out. In pulling the pistol out of the troopers hand, the pistol made a gash across the palm of the soldiers hand. Mr. DENNIS helped to wash the blood of the soldier, and had plenty of time to get a good look at him. In view of this fact it seemed strange that the officers should refuse to let the man go.
The matter will not drop here, as sons of the murdered man will take the matter up to headquarters and have it thoroughly investigated. One of the sons of the deceased is the District Attorney of one of the counties in Nevada and will push the matter.
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MULLER- Near Hornitos, Mariposa county, September 29, 1902, to the wife of George MULLER, a son.
Married November 22, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
JERROLD-CONGDON- At Palo Alto, November 15, 1902, Miss Frances CONGDON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. CONGDON, and Ned JERROLD, both of Palo Alto
Died November 22, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
DUFFY- In San Francisco, November 15, 1902, Annie M., widow of James DUFFY, and mother of William F., Anna G, Edith J., E. Alma, Alice E., and the late James DUFFY. Mrs. Anna DUFFY, a daughter of the deceased, visited with friends here last summer.
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DUNNING, W. H. November 1, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
An Untimely Death.
One of the saddest and most regrettable events was the death of W. H. DUNNING, which took place shortly after midnight Wednesday morning. A more pleasant, jovial and cultured man is seldom found, and he was very popular with all who knew him for his many excellent traits. During the past few days he at times became despondent while thinking of his misfortunes, and from letters he had written it was shown that he had decided to end his existence. A quantity of morphine- and a bright life was ended.
Wednesday evening Charley DUNNING first noticed that all was not well with his father, and he hastily summoned a physician. Dr. KYLEBERG, assisted by Dr. WEBB, at once attended him and did everything possible to save his life, but the large amount of the drug he had taken made their efforts unavailing.
William Hooke DUNNING was born at Bangor, Maine, January 20, 1851. He came to California in 1877, and made his home at Chowchilla, where he has since lived with his family. He was Deputy County Clerk at the time of his death, and was a prominent member of Mariposa Lodge, Knights of Pythias. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Martha and Annabelle, and four sons, Henry L., Charles, Fred and Duncan.
The funeral was held Thursday at Chowchilla, to which place a large number of friends followed the remains. Rev. D. HARRISON gave a kind and appropriate sermon, offering comfort and condolences to the sorrowing relatives. The internment was at the family burying ground on the W. B. DUNCAN place.
The family has the sincere sympathy of their many friends in their sad bereavement. The community has lost a citizen who will be greatly missed.
WASHBURN, A. H. November 1, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of A. H. WASHBURN.
Untimely End of an Active and useful life.
The death of A. H. WASHBURN, which occurred in San Francisco last Saturday, was a shock to many of our people who knew him well and to whom he had endeared himself by many acts of kindness. The following account of Mr. WASHBURN'S life and death id from the San Francisco Call:
A. H. WASHBURN, one of California's sturdy citizens, a pioneer and without doubt the greatest of all developers of Yosemite Valley, passed away suddenly and peacefully at a private sanitarium in this city early yesterday (Saturday) morning.
When life left the old mountaineer's body the State lost one of its grandest characters- a man who had never intentionally wrought an evil act and who had scarcely any knowledge of the existence of wrong. WASHBURN'S nominal residence was San Francisco, but the greater portion of the past half century was spent in the rugged fastness of the beautiful valley he called his own, surrounded by the environments of nature that won his adoration in childhood.
Those who are left to mourn are by no means limited to the Golden State. Celebrities of the world have followed the pioneer over the precipitous paths that led to splendid scenery, and in taking their departure have carried with them a remembrance of his fine character.
WASHBURN was born in Vermont sixty-six years ago. He was a staunch Green Mountain boy. In the early fifties he came to the coast and located at Bridgeport, Mariposa county. When Galen CLARK discovered the Big Tree Grove WASHBURN entered the Yosemite Valley and at once commenced to prepare roads and footways that would render access to the interior easy. He constructed roads from Merced, Madera and Raymond, after having run a wagon road to Mariposa and a saddle trail to the end of the route.
When Charles CROCKER, father of Colonel C. F. CROCKER, asked WASHBURN why he did not complete the wagon road he replied that he had not the necessary funds. CROCKER then backed him and he built a road to Wawona into the heart of the of the valley. Since that time WASHBURN had done more than any other man in constructing and improving passages and expended thousands of dollars in such work. At the time of his death he had over 400 horses employed in the transportation of tourist and it is estimated that during his lifetime he guided over 75,000 visitors through the paradise that had entranced him in his youth. Among the latter were men of title and of foreign climes. Presidents HAYES, GRANT and GARFIELD saw the valley under his direction, and only recently several celebrities made their trip with him.
WASHBURN was taken ill one week ago Wednesday. His condition was serious for a time, but on Friday evening he improved and was considered out of danger. The physician in attendance pronounced the malady one of ptomaine poisoning and prescribed for such.
Shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday morning a blood vessel burst in the patient's brain and he passed away soon afterwards. He leaves a wife and a daughter, Mrs. Charles HIGGINS: two grandchildren, Charles H. HIGGINS Jr. and Henrietta HIGGINS, and two brothers, E. H. WASHBURN and John W. WASHBURN. The latter reside at Wawona.
The funeral took place at 12 o'clock Tuesday fro St. Paul's Episcopal Church on California street. It was very largely attended and the chancel was banked with beautiful floral offerings, of which there were an unusual number from the many friends of the deceased.
There was a large representation of railroad men present at the services and many prominent business men of the city.
The services were conducted by Rev. W. M. REILLY, rector of the church. The honorary pallbearers were; M. SS. WILSON, Thomas R. HAYES, D W. HITCHCOCK, J. P. IRISH, J. H. GOODMAN, L. F. ROWELL and R. H. PRATT. The active pall bearers were chosen from among the old stage drivers, some of whom had driven the Yosemite stages in early days and since the line was first established by Mr. WASHBURN. It was very affecting to see them do this last honor to the man they had known and loved as a friend. They were: S. H. OWENS, J. J. WHITE, Tom GORDON, Henry HEDGES, Sam WREN, James WARNER, C. K. SALMON and S. J. ASHWORTH.
WASHBURN, A. H. November 1, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Tribute to the Friend of Many.
At Raymond last Saturday evening, G. G. GOUCHER addressed a political meeting. The news of A. H. WASHBURN'S death having been received that day, the speaker, before beginning his arguments, paid a beautiful tribute to memory of the man who had done so much for that town and who was so generally respected by its citizens, Mr. GOUCHER said:
It would not be fitting at this time and place to begin partisan discussion without paying tribute to A. H. WASHBURN, who died in San Francisco at 3 o'clock this morning. It was his energy that projected and constructed the first and best road into Yosemite Valley. It was his perseverance and genius which forced the building of the Raymond branch railroad, thus making this village possible, and the presence of this splendid audience the happy evidence of a thriving community. Henry
WASHBURN never closed his hands when misery, sickness or want came within the radius of his attention. To him, the stable boy, hostler, driver and guide were as good ass traveling nobility or tourist millionaire. Such was his nature that he respected manhood though in the humblest garb. The avocation fixed no rule for measuring another's worth.
If the rocks and trees bordering the road here to Yosemite were animate things they would mantle themselves in the blackest symbols of grief as the herald of Henry WASHBURN'S death speed's along the way tonight. Were the towers, cathedrals and walls of Yosemite living giants they would drape and festoon their faces in clouds of woe. The majestic falls, the rippling waters, the waving lake photographing the dancing stars, the moaning pines, all these in the mountains he loved so well, will tonight make his requiem with there eternal music. He has passed away, and who can take his place in that cause which was his labor of love?
HUTCHINGS, J. M. November 8, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of J. M. HUTCHINGS.
Tragic Death of the Well-known Yosemite Pioneer.
J. M. HUTCHINGS, generally known as the "Father of Yosemite," was killed Friday of last week by being thrown from a buggy while going into the Valley. He was accompanied by his wife, who gives the following account of the tragedy.
Having retired from the management of the Calaveras Big Trees Hotel, they were on their way to San Francisco, via Yosemite. They intended to remain there for a week or more, and were prepared to camp out. While driving down into the valley one of the horses shied at a large rock above the road and started to run, Mr. HUTCHINGS loosing control of them. The wagon hit a large rock and Mrs. HUTCHINGS was thrown to the ground, and about twenty feet further Mr. HUTCHINGS was thrown upon his head upon a pile of rocks on the lower side, receiving injuries from which he expired within five minutes. "I am very much hurt," were the only words he said, and when his wife reached him a moment later he recognized her and expired. This happened about four o'clock. By a supreme effort she got him on the upper side of the road, put some whiskey into his mouth, and waited for some help, hoping the horses would be seen by someone, but no help came. and at dark she left him alone amid the wonders he had ever loved, and started for help. Dazed, cold, almost in a dream she walked into the office of the Sentinel Hotel two hours later and told her sorrowful story.
In a few moments two rescuing parties were sent out, she accompanying them. The remains were brought back and put into the Big Tree room, where they remained until laid to rest in the little cemetery where lie a former wife and daughter.
Mr. HUTCHINGS was a native of England, and would of been 83 years old next February. He was a member of the Pioneer Society. He was guardian of Yosemite for three years during Governor PERKIN'S term. He first visited the valley in 1855, being the first white man to brings its wonders to the world, although he was not the discoverer. In 1864 he became a permanent resident, taking charge of and later on buying what is now the Sentinel Hotel. He loved the wonderful place, and had often said that when his time come he hoped it would be there. His book "In the Heart of the Sierras," is no doubt the most complete description of the valley and its discovery ever published.
An examination of the remains showed that he had fallen upon his head on the sharp rocks. There was a large fracture of the skull near the base of the brain and several severe gashes on the head.
FARNSWORTH-HIGMAN November 15, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
A quiet wedding was solemnized Thursday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. HIGMAN, when their daughter, Bessie, was given in marriage to Walter S. FARNSWORTH. The ceremony was performed by Rev. D. HARRISON, and was witnessed by the immediate relatives of the happy couple.
The bride is one of Mariposa's most charming young ladies and has the love and esteem of a large circle of friends. The groom is well known throughout the county, and he is popular and respected by all for his integrity and manly qualities.
The union is a particularly happpy one, and was the source o sincere congratulations being showered upon both by their many friends.
MARSHALL, Thos. Wardell November 15, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Old Pioneer Passes Away.
Thos. Wardell MARSHALL died after a lingering illness at his home in Carters, November 8, 1902. He has born in Nova Scotia November 17, 1734.* (sic)
While he was an infant his parents removed to Virginia, where he grew to manhood. In 1852 he came to Mariposa county, where he lived many years. In 1858 he was married to Miss Sarah PHILLIPS, a sister of Mrs. L. STERNE of this place. There were nine children born to them, three sons and six daughters.
Mr. MARSHALL was engaged in placer mining in early days in this county. He also worked in quartz mills at several different mines in the county working fourteen years at one mine. He was one of the first men who worked at the famous Hite mine at Hite's Cove.
His reputation as a mill man was well established and he never had to seek a position. Mr. MARSHALL was also a mining engineer and blacksmith. He was well versed in all things pertaining to mines and mining.
Twelve years ago he moved with his family to Tuolumne county, where he resided up to the time of his death.
He was a member of Hornitos Lodge No. 99, I.O.O.F. for over thirty years. Mr. MARSHALL was an honest, upright man, conscientious in his dealings with his fellow men, and a true and loyal friend.
One of his chief characteristics was his love of children. His care was never for himself but always for those he loved best on earth- his children.
Those of his family who are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father are Thos E. MARSHALL of Carters, Mrs. M. E. CARAH of Stent, Mrs. T. J. BENNEY of Soulsbyville, Mrs. L. McIVOR of Stent, Mrs. G. CONNALLY of CARTERS, Mrs. D. HANNUM of Idaho.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. CURRIN and the order of which he had been a member so many years.
DARLING, Mrs. Rachel November 15, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. DARLING.
DARLING- In San Jose, November 3, 1902, Mrs. Rachel DARLING, mother of Annie, Mamie and Sarah DARLING and Mrs. J. F. DWYER, a native of Ireland, aged 68 years.
The funeral took place on the 6th inst. at San Jose. Mrs. DARLING was an old time resident of Bear Valley, where all her children were born. She was the widow of the late E. O. DARLING, who was the superintendent of the Mariposa Grant for a long time under the BRUMAGIMS. He later was the proprietor of the company store in Bear Valley. He died in San Jose about six years since.
HERBECK, Frank November 22, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Frank HERBECK.
Frank HERBECK, one of the earliest settlers in the Coulterville vicinity, died at his home near Coulterville vicinity Monday morning. He had been in poor health for a long time, and several weeks since suffered a stroke of paralysis. Since then he has been very low. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, the ceremonies being conducted by Coulterville Lodge No. 133, F. and A. M., of which lodge deceased had long been a member.
Frank HERBECK was a native of Bohemia, aged 71 years. He settled in this county when a young man, and has lived here ever since. His occupation has been that of farmer and innkeeper. He leaves a wife, a married daughter and a son, F. J. HERBECK, to mourn his death.
ARNDKE-FRANKS November 22, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Miss Emma FRANKS and Mr. Theodore ARNDKE were united in matrimony at the HORNITOS hotel on Wednesday evening last by Judge RUNDELL. The ceremony was performed in the parlors which were beautifully decorated with green plants and white and pink chrysanthemums. Miss CAMPODONICO acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Sam GUEST escorted the groom. Only immediate friends and relatives of the happy couple witnessed the ceremony. Mr. ARNDKE and wife will make their home in Hornitos at which place they are well and favorably known.
PHILBROOK, Ignatius November 29, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of a Old Citizen.
Ignatius PHILBROOK, and old and respected resident of Chowchilla, died at his home there on Friday morning of last week. He had bee severely ill for several weeks before his death, his chances for recovery being lessened by his advanced age.
Mr. PHILBROOK was a native of Granville, Ohio, where he was born September 24, 1832, at the time of his death being 70 years, 1 month and 27 days of age. In 1858 he married Miss America MORGAN. In 1877 Mr. PHILBROOK and family moved to California, settling in Mariposa county in 1894. Their home has since been in this county.
Those left to mourn the passing of their deceased relatives are a wife, three daughters, four sons , and seven grand children. His sons and daughters are Mrs. J. C. WILSON of Mariposa, Arthur PHILBROOK of Los Angeles, Cecelia PHILBROOK of Ventura county, Mrs. W. E. GOODYEAR of Sonus, Ventura county, and Ira Eugene PHILBROOK of Mariposa.
The body was shipped to Ventura, his former home, for internment.
HAMBLEY-LOUIS November 29, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Herbert HAMBLEY and Sophie LOUIS were united in marriage Monday of last week at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. WHITT. Rev. NEATE performed the ceremony. The wedding took place at four o'clock and then all adjourned to the dinning room where an excellent wedding dinner was served by Mrs. WHITT. The bride wore a beautiful white lawn draped in white lace and white satin ribbon. She wore white rose buds on her dress and in her hair. The bride is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. WHITT and is liked by all who know her. The groom is a man of much ability who came here about three months ago.
In a few days Mr. and Mrs. HAMBLEY will return to their former home in Butte county. We all wish them both a long and prosperous life with much happiness. Those who were present were the Misses Irene LORD, Nellie, Annie and Josephine GREENE, Flora NEATE, Mary GORDO, Mamie MILLER, Mrs. GREENE, Mr. and Mrs. ONEAL, Mr. and Mrs. McCANN, Mr. HENDRICKS, Mr. LOUIS (father of the bride), Mr. and Mrs. WHITT and Messrs. George STINIT, Sam HENDRICKS and Frank LOUIS.
BLACKWELL, Pearl November 29, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Little Pearl BLACKWELL was buried Sunday in the little cemetery in this district. The funeral was unusually large, sympathizing friends coming from Merced, Snelling, La Grange, and Coulterville at attend. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. The deceased was aged ten.
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KINMAN-GILMAN December 6, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Married in Reno.
A quick trip to Reno and back played an important in the marital union of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah KINMAN. Mr. KINMAN and Mrs. May GILMAN had decided that life for them would be more agreeable if they were one, but as the groom, some months ago, had secured a legal separation from a former wife, and as the time required by law had not elapsed since to permit his marriage in this State, the Reno trip was decided on. Mr. KINMAN and Mrs. GILMAN left here Monday and were married at Reno
Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. KINMAN returned here Thursday, and have since been
receiving the congratulations of their many friends.
CHALMERS, John December 13, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Drowned in the River.
John CHALMERS was drowned in the Merced river at Bagby's yesterday morning. He was one of the men at work on the dam and was taking a rope from one part of the dam to another. While stepping from rock to rock the rope caught on a stick, causing him to lose his footing and fall in the river. The current was very swift and he came to the surface but once, when he called for help. After that he was not seen again. The accident was seen by only one or two of his fellow workmen.
All the men there at once went to recover the body. Drags were made and the river thoroughly dragged. The accident happened at 7:30 o'clock.
Mr. CHALMERS was one of the men who went from Princeton to work on the dam a few days ago. Not long since he went to Princeton from Coulterville, which place was his home. He was a brother-in-law of John W. REED of this place. His age was 38 years.
COFFMAN-HODGE December 13, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
William B. COFFMAN and Miss Jennie HODGE were united in matrimony at the residence of Capt. and Mrs. E. S. UTTER at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. W. B. McELWEE performed the ceremony which made the couple man and wife. The wedding dinner was attended by the immediate relatives of the contracting parties. At its conclusion a wedding dinner was partaken of, after which the newly married ones took the south bound train for Fresno. Their honeymoon trip will include Stockton and San Francisco.
Mr. and Mrs. COFFMAN are well known, having resided in Madera for many years. They have a host of friends who extend hearty congratulations and best wishes for a long and prosperous voyage on the matrimonial seas.- Madera Mercury.
CASTANETTO, Giovanni December 13, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Another Pioneer Gone.
CASTAGNETTO- In San Francisco, December 9, Giovanni, dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth CASTAGNETTO and loving father of Edward, George, Fred and Walter CASTAGNETTO and Mrs. James A. DEVOTO, a native of Italy, aged 64 years.
Giovanni CASTAGNETTO was one of the early residents of this county. He came to Bear Valley when a small boy and lived there until the later part of the 70's. He conducted a store there for a number of years.
REEB-BRANSON December 13, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Fred REEB and Alma BRANSON, a well known couple of this vicinity, were married on Thursday last in Merced. Immediately after the marriage ceremony Mr. REEB and wife took train for San Francisco from which place they are expected to arrive the latter part of this week.
PLASKETT-BENNETT December 13, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
At the home of the bride's parrents at Oakvale on Wednesday December 10th Miss Lela Ann BENNETT was united n marriage with James W. PLASKETT of Raymond. Miss Hattie BENNETT was bridesmaid and Willie CHAPMAN acted as best man. All were dressed in a becoming manner suited for the occasion. Justice of the Peace T. J. JONES performed the marriage ceremony. Afterward all were invited to partake of an excellent repast. The affair was a private nature, only members of the family and a few intimate friends being present. May a long, happy, prosperous life attend the newly married couple.
COUSINS, TIBERGHIEN December 20, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
KILLED BY A BLAST.
Carelessness in a mine Results in the Death of Two Men.
The explosion of a "missed hole" at the Organita mine last Saturday resulted in the death of two men, Bruce COUSINS and James Lee TIBERGHIEN. COUSINS was instantly killed, his body being horribly mangled. TIBERGHIEN received a horrible wound from a flying rock which penetrated his lungs. An attempt was made to take him to San Francisco, but he died at Merced.
The accident was caused by the carelessness and foolhardness of TIBERGHIEN. He was running an air drill in the third level west, J. B. MASCHIO being his helper. On Thursday they put in a round of holes, the powder in one of which failed to explode when the round was fired. This missed hole was at the bottom of the drift. TIBERGHIEN knew that the blast had not exploded, but the next day, instead of shooting it, he drilled another round, one of the holes going alongside the charged one. When this round was commenced, MASCHIO objected to working until the powder had been exploded, but TIBERGHIEN insisted, and the second round was drilled and fired. No attempt was made to shoot the former missed hole when the last round was fired, and the concussion of the other blasts failed to explode it.
After the broken ground was remove the machine men started to work there again. At this time the charge of powder was about four feet from the face of the drift. In the meantime COUSINS went to work in MASCHIO'S place, the latter laying off to go to a dance. When COUSINS started to set up the machine there was a ridge of rock, under which lay the powder. COUSIN knew nothing about the missed hole and to remove the ridge struck it with a hammer. The blow discharged the powder, blowing one man to eternity and fatally wounding the other.
Coroner McELLIGOTT held an inquest over the remains of COUSINS, the jury deciding that the deceased came to his death from the accidental discharge of a blast. It was conclusively shown that TIBERGHIEN was aware of the danger. The foreman also admitted that he knew that the men were working while the unexploded blast was there. MASCHIO stated that he said nothing to COUSINS about it, as he supposed TIBERGHIEN would do so, and he was in a hurry to go by a team which was waiting for him.
COUSINS was a native of Prince Edward Island, age 22 years. He has no relatives in this State. His mother lives in Boston. The funeral took place at Hornitos Monday, the arrangements being made by the Organita Company.
TIBERGHIEN'S body was shipped to his home at Angels Camp, where his parents live. He was 32 years of age. He had the reputation of being an experienced machine man. The accident is a very regrettable one, but one that could of been avoided by the exercise of common carefulness.
HIGGINS-DeSILVA December 20, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
On Sunday Mrs. Mary A. DeSILVA and Peter H. HIGGINS were united in marriage at Mt. Bullion. Both bride and groom are well known in this county, the former having lived in Bear Valley for a number of years. She is the mother of Mrs. Joe CHOISER and John and Manuel DeSILVA. The groom is the editor of the Mt. Bullion New Era.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. higgins extend congratulations and best wishes.
CASTAGNETTO, Giovanni December 20, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Tribute from a Friend.
The following lines from the pen of an intimate acquaintance of the late Giovanni CASTAGNETTO, whose death was mentioned in these columns last week. The sentiment here expressed is shared by all the old friends of the deceased:
"The writer of this has known him over 40 years, during which time the strongest friendship has existed.
"Mr. CASTAGNETTO came to Bear Valley in 1854 and entered into business which he successfully followed until his removal to San Francisco in 1875, at which place he has been a successful merchant until his death.
"He married Miss Lizzie GOURNET, sister of the wife of Frank POTHAST of Mt. Bullion, in 1869. Many old Mariposans remember the wedding as it was a notable event owing to the generous hospitality of the occasion and that hospitality of the occasion and that hospitality has been kept up to this time in his San Francisco home.
" Liberal and generous to the last degree, friends and acquaintances were always welcome to his home and table. His heart and purse were open to relieve the needy. Many eyes that read this will moisten at the memories of his kindness in former days. Soft and kindly works will be spoken of him who now sleeps.
" Sweet and dreamless be thy slumber, old and true friend, and may thy awakening be happy and glorious, and until then fare thee well.
From his friend,
John W. WILCOX."
San Francisco, Dec. 15, 1902.
NOCE-CASSACEIA December 27, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
A marriage license was issued this week to Philip NOCE and Miss Josephine CASSACCIA. The marriage ceremony was to have been performed on Christmas Day. The bride is a native of Coulterville. The groom is a well known miner of the same location.
JAMES, Mrs. Jennie December 27, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Passed Away in Oregon.
Last week the sad news was received here of the sudden death of Mrs. Jennie JAMES at Coquille, Coos county, Oregon, on December 13th. Mrs. JAMES was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WESTON of this place. having been born here in 1858, where she spent her childhood years. She was married in 1896 to John JAMES at Modesto, Stanislaus county and lived in Merced county until 1900, when they moved to Oregon. Besides a husband, two sons and one daughter survive her. Her friends in Stanislaus, merced and this county will read of her death with no little regret and the relatives have the sympathy of all in their great bereavement. The remains were laid to rest at Coquille, Tuesday morning,
Sherlocks, Dec. 21, 1902.
EGENHOFF, Mrs. Anna December 27, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Mrs. EGENHOFF.
Mrs. Anna EGENHOFF died on Friday of last week at Stockton at the age of 69 years.
Mrs. EGENHOFF was well known and respected here, having lived in Mariposa for many years prior to the latter part of the eighties. She leaves to mourn her departure three daughters, Misses Johanna, Lizzie and Anna, and three sons, David, George and Frank, all of whom were born here. They have the sympathy of their many friends in their hour of sadness.
LATOUR-PATE December 27, 1902 Mariposa Gazette
A pretty house wedding occurred Thursday night at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. PATE, on 23rd street, when their eldest daughter, Miss Olive PATE, was united in matrimonial bonds to Henry LATOUR. The ceremony was performed at 8 o'clock by Rev. Z. J. NEEDHAM, about twenty-five relatives and friends being present. After a tempting wedding supper was served, the happy couple left on the 10:38 train for Fresno and other southern points on their honeymoon trip. Upon their return they will reside on 23rd street, adjoining the PATE residence. - Merced Sun.
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