Obituaries and Death Notices
This is a miscellaneous collection of newspaper obituaries, funeral
notices and death notices submitted by San Francisco researchers and volunteers.
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about the families mentioned, but understand that they have *not*
to provide copies for people. Source information for each entry is provided
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"UHL--In San Francsico, Oct. 1st, Frank UHL,
aged 8 months and 13 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 3 Oct
1867. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"UHRLANDT--Herrmann E. - 73 years." Source:
Francisco Examiner, 10 Apr 1900. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"ULAN--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Jan. 20
- A. ULAN, well known as a runner on the Sacramento boats and Pioneer
stage line, fell dead this afternoon." Source: Stockton Daily Independent,
21 Jan 1868. Transcribed by Dee.
"ULRICH--SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. ULRICH--Husband
Awakes To Find His Wife Dead At His Side--Mrs. Mary E. ULRICH was
found dead in her bed this morning by her husband, Adam B. ULRICH,
who conducts a bakery at 2300 P Street. Mrs. ULRICH had been suffering
from neuralgia, and a local physician who has attended her in her illness
informed Coroner W.F. GORMLEY that she had a weak heart and was subject
to fainting spells. It is believed she suffered an attack of neuralgia
of the heart and expired in the night. Mrs. ULRICH was 38 years
of age, and a native of Germany. Besides her husband, she leaves five children
and two brothers - Christopher HANSON, of Los Angeles, and Peter
of San Francisco. An inquest will be held." Source: The Evening Bee
(Sacramento, Cal.), 27 July 1905, page 10. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"UNGER--In this city, March 4, William UNGER,
aged 44 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 5
"UNKNOWN--On Sunday evening a drunken row commenced
in a grog shop, John ILLIG proprietor, resulting in the death of
one of our most peaceful citizens. We publish the facts as elicited at
the examination." Source: Californian, 17 Nov 1847, p.2.
"UNKNOWN--Melancholy Accident--On Friday last a
lifeless body was extricated from a well in this town. The body proved
to be that of a seaman belonging to the Russian Barque "Naslednich," now
in this port, who was seen in a state of intoxication on Sunday, the 31st
ultimo, in the neighbourhood where he met his untimely death. He had in
his possession a bottle full of rum and $12 in silver. He left a wife and
three children to lament his loss." Source: California, 10 Nov 1847,
"UPDEGRAFF--DEATH of a SOLDIER -- Major Joseph UPDEGRAFF,
of the 9th United State Infantry, died at San Francisco on Tuesday last,
of disease of the liver. Major UPDEGRAFF rose from the ranks of
the regular army to the position he held, and was remarkable for courage
and other fine soldierly qualities. He won the rank of 2nd Lieutenant by
gallantry at the battle of Monterey, during the war with Mexico. He was
a native of Virginia, aged 50 years." Source: Stockton Daily Independent,
22 June 1866. Transcribed by Dee
"UPJOHN--In this city, June 8, 1942,
UPJOHN, dearly beloved husband of Esther E. UPJOHN,
beloved brother of Atela
CHISHOLM; a native of Montreal, Canada,
aged 44 years. Funeral - The Chapels of H.F. Suhr Co. Interment, Golden
Gate National Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 June
1942, p.13. Transcribed by Dee.
"URBANUS--ACCIDENTALLY SHOT--The following account
of the accidental shooting of A.J. URBANUS, a Monterey merchant,
is reproduced from the 'Cypress' of the 24th inst.: Albert J. URBANUS
and Joaquin DIAZ on Sunday last started on a hunting trip to the
Carmel, and when at SARGENT's gate, on the county road, Joaquin
handed the shotgun, which he had been carrying, to [illeg] and got off
the buggy to open the gate. When open, the horse started suddenly and URBANUS,
while trying to stop the animal, allowed the gun to slip, the hammer striking
on one of the iron rods of the seat and thus exploding the cartridge --
the charge striking URBANUS in the upper left arm. Luckily, however, the
shot was a glancing one, otherwise the young man's arm would perhaps been
blown off. He at once called to DIAZ that he had shot himself and
had presence of mind enough to take off his coat and have his companion
tie a handkerchief tight around the wound and thus stop the copious bleeding.
They then secured a more comfortable conveyance from Mr. SARGENT's
place (their vehicle being of what is called the spider pattern) and came
to town as quickly as possible. He was taken to his store and Doctors HEINTZ
and WESTFALL were called in to attend to him. They found the arm
pretty badly perforated with shot, and after cleaning the wound they succeeded
in extracting some of the shot, wadding and pieces of cloth, which considerably
relieved the pain. The following day URBANUS was taken to the residence
of his parents, the old JOSSELYN place, back of Del Monte, where
he will await his recovery. Last Thursday evening the arm was badly swollen
and the patient suffered greatly and Doctors EDWARDS and PARKER,
of Salinas, were sent for. They arrived during the night and consulted
with the attending physicians. At the present writing the young man is
doing quite well, and no doubt he will rapidly recover the use of his arm.
Today, URBANUS' condition is again worse, and it was decided to
sent him to the German Hospital in San Francisco and Doctors HEINTZ
and WESTFALL accompanied their patient to the city on this afternoon's
train. Both doctors agreed that amputation of the arm was necessary, but
did not like to assume the responsibility -- hence the young man's removal....Since
the above has been put in type the sad news comes that Albert J. URBANUS
died at the German Hospital in San Francisco last Saturday from the effects
of his wound." Source:
Salinas Weekly Index, 29 Nov 1894. Transcribed
"UREN--In this city [Sacramento], January 3, 1931,
Stephen UREN, husband of the late Mary UREN, father of Willism
S. and Stephen J. UREN, Mrs. L.P. KERNER and Mrs. H.S. WILLIAMSON
of San Francisco, Mrs. Alfred SCHADEN and the late Edward and Walter
a native of Cornwall, England, aged 93 years. Remains at the home of Clark,
Booth & Yardley, 917 H Street. Funeral private tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon,
under the auspices of Union lodge No. 58, F. & A.M." Source: The
Sacramento Union, 5 January 1931, Page 4. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"URI--At San Felipe, April 9, at the residence of
her nephew, J.F. DUNNE, Mrs. Annie URI, a native of Baltimore.
Funeral St. Mary's Cathedral." Source:
San Francisco Call, 11 Apr
1876, p. 6. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"UTSCHIG--In this city, January 16,
Adolph G., dearly beloved husband of Elisabeth UTSCHIG, and loving
father of Millie, Anna and Pauline UTSCHIG, Mrs. Joseph McLATCHIE,
Mrs. C. H. PARKER, Mrs. W. GOULD, Mrs. O. KEHL, and
BROWER, a native of Austria, aged 74 years. Friends and
acquaintences are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Thursday,
January 18, at ll o'clock, from his late residence, 1634 Grove street.
Interment, Greenlawn Cemetery, by carriage." Source: San Francisco Chronicle,
17 Jan 1912, p. 15. Contact: Mary
Utschig Read email@example.com
"UTSCHIG--In this city, November 23,
1951, Amelia UTSCHIG, beloved sister of Mrs. Hannah PARKER,
Mrs. Anna ZIMMER, Mrs. Katherine KEHL, and the late Sophie
Laura GOULD, Elizabeth BROWER, and Pauling
Funeral services Monday afternoon, 2 o'clock." Source:
Chronicle, November 24, 1951. Contact: Mary
Utschig Read firstname.lastname@example.org
"UTSCHIG--Catherine UTSCHIG. Died 21 Aug
1905, San Francisco, CA, German Hospital, 53 years, 3 months, 4 days. Length
in California was 47 years. Born 17 May 1852 in Wisconsin. Father is listed
as Andrew RHEUDE [submitter's note: should have been Anton - given
name was incorrect]; mother is Catherine
SCHMIDT; both parents born
Germany. Buried at Cypress Lawn 24 Aug 1905; undertakers were H. F. Suhr
& Co., 1137 Mission, San Francisco, CA." Source: Death Certificate
in possession of submitter. Contact: Mary
Utschig Read email@example.com
"UTSCHIG--In this city, April 29,
1926, John, beloved husband of the late Catherine UTSCHIG, lving
father of Mrs. Charles BENSON, John L. UTSCHIG, Mrs. Elisabeth
and William G. UTSCHIG WILLIAMS, grandfather of Irving, Harold,
John L., Jr., George and Jeannette UTSCHIG and Harriet and Doris
and great-grandfather of Janet UTSCHIG, a native of Austria, aged
77 years. A member of California Schuetzen Club, Bay City Lodge NO. 71,
I.O.O.F. and Harmonie Singing Society. Friends are invited to attend the
funeral today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. from the new chapel of Gautner Bros.
& Felder, 1965 Market st., at Duboce ave. Inceneration, Cypress Lawn
Memorial Park. MEMBERS OF BAY CITY LODGE, NO. 71, I.O.O.F.--You are requested
to attend the funeral services of our late beloved brother, John Utschig,
today (Saturday) May 1, 1926 at 2 p.m. at the Gautner Bros. & Felder
chapel, 1965 Market st., at Duboce ave. By direction of the Noble Grand.
Mark Celler, Secretary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 1 May
1926. Contact: Mary Utschig Read
"UTSCHIG--John UTSCHIG, died
29 Apr 1926, age 77 years, 7 months 18 days, died San Francisco, CA. Born
11 Sep 1848, Austria; retired, shoemaker. Wife Catherine UTSCHIG.
Father, John UTSCHIG, born Austria; mother, Elizabeth SCHMIDT
(incorrect, should be SCHICKER), born Austria. Length of stay in
California was 60 years, length of stay at place of death was 60 years;
how long in U.S., if foreign born was 73 years. Cremation Cypress Lawn;
undertaker was Gantner Bros. & Felder, 1965 Market St., S.F. Informant
was his daughter Mrs. Charles BENSON (Kate), 225 Vicente St., S.F."
Source: Certificate of Death, Local Registered No. 2903. Contact: Mary
Utschig Read firstname.lastname@example.org
"UTTERBERG--In this city, May 5th, Hulda Adelina
aged 6 months and 21 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 6 May
1880, page 3.
"UTTERSTROM--Dispatch from San Francisco, Sept.
9 -- Charles UTTERSTROM, a long shore man, was found dead on the
deck of a hay scow lying alongside Commercial street wharf this morning.
He was last seen Sunday night very intoxicated, and it is believed he fell
off the wharf, striking the ring-ball and fracturing his skull." Source:
Daily Independent, 10 Sept 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
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