Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 07:44:30 :
Saturday, March 3, 1900
Death of Poor Old Deaf Manuel
MANUEL TILHERAS died suddenly Tuesday last at his home in Waldo Point. He had been up and around as usual, perhaps an hour before he laid down and died, although an invalid a long time, suffering with an affection of the brain, and at times mentally irresponsible. One of the boys who drowned last week was his grandson, Manuel Fernandez, to whom the grandfather was much attached. Doubtless the boy’s untimely ending hastened the old man’s taking off.
He was a pioneer of our county; came, perhaps, 30 years since. He had a small farm, and was a general trader, and ran a passenger coach, taking people around to various resorts. He used to be a tavern keeper in San Francisco, where, as here, he had an extensive acquaintance among those who will generally kindly remember, “Deaf Manuel” notwithstanding and irascibility which grew with age.
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