San Francisco Genealogy
Obituaries and Death Notices
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This is a miscellaneous collection of newspaper obituaries, funeral notices and death notices submitted by San Francisco researchers and volunteers. If an entry has a contact name, you may contact the researcher with questions about the families mentioned, but understand that they have *not* volunteered to provide copies for people. Source information for each entry is provided for your convenience so that you can obtain a photocopy on your own. 
"AARON--In this city, Dec. 23, 1962. Pauline AARON, beloved wife of the late Victor AARON, devoted mother of ___ and the late Muriel GOLDMAN and Rose AARON; loving sister of Arthur MORRIS, Dr. J. Ira MORRIS of Austrialia and Miriam GLASS of Los Angeles; a devoted grandmother. Services Wednesday, 1 p.m. Sinai Memorial Chapel, Division st. at Geary. Contributions to Heart Fund or Cancer Fund preferred." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Dec 1962, page 38. Transcribed by Donna.
"ABELL--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, April 2 - W.H. ABELL, charged with rape upon a little girl, while being tried in the Police Court this morning, and when the case was proceeding, drew from his pocket a razor and cut his throat from ear to ear. He was taken below and expired immediately. He left letters stating that he was innocent of the charge and that he preferred death to the stigma which is attached to his name. The little girl also persistently denies the truth of the charge against ABELL." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 3 April 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"ABBOT--March 5, Charles ABBOT, England, 30." Source: Daily Alta California, 14 March 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"ABBOTT--Mrs. Addie ABBOTT Dies at 86 Years. Mrs. Addie MOULTON ABBOTT, aged 86 years, who passed away at the Mill Valley home of her daughter, Mrs. Delmar CLINTON, last Sunday evening was buried at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Tuesday following funeral services in San Francisco. Mrs. ABBOTT in the early days of San Francisco, became prominent with her twin sister, and the two were familiarly known as the MOULTON twins. The sister passed away seven years ago. Mrs. Abbott leaves a son, Duncan H. DAVIS, besides the daughter, Mrs. CLINTON." Source: The Marin Journal (San Rafael, California) Thursday, October 24, 1940. Contact: Kathy Balestrini kbalestrini@surewest.net
ABBOTT--In this city, September 15, 1934, Edward R. ABBOTT, beloved brother of William ABBOTT, aged 64 years. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Monday) at 10 o'clock a.m. at the mortuary of Halsted & C., 1123 Sutter St., near Polk." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Sept 1934. Contact: Karla Collinsworth karcoll@charter.net
"ABBOTT--FUNERAL OF MRS. WM. ABBOTT. Large Attendance at The Obsequies of the Charitable Woman. The funeral of the late Mrs. William ABBOTT was held from the Central Methodist Episcopal Church yesterday afternoon. All the Methodist churches in this city were represented Dr. Arthur H. BRIGGS conducted the service. Addresses were delivered by Dr. E. R. DILLE, Dr. BRIGGS and Mrs. C. B. PERKINS, representing the Methodist ladies of this city. Dr. W. W. CASE read the Scriptures and Dr. J. N. BEARD offered prayer. The pallbearers were Tirey L. FORD, Rolla V. WATT, I. J. TRUMAN, C. B. PERKINS, Thomas HODGE and Samuel MARTIN. Interment was at Cypress Lawn. Mrs. ABBOTT was one of San Francisco's most charitable women and was a manager of several organizations." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 December 1902, p. 6. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"ABBY--Interment in San Francisco, Feb. 23, Dr. C.C. ABBY, Littleson, N.H., 28." Source: Alta California, 28 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"ABELL--In San Francisco, Aug. 20th, Mrs. Anna M. ABELL, aged 38 years, 7 months and 25 days." Source: The Daily Bee (Sacramento, CA), 22 Aug 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ABELL--In this city, November 10, Mrs. Kate ABELL, a native of County Clar, Ireland, aged 68 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 11 Nov 1904.
"ABRAHAM--In this city, November 3, Abraham, beloved husband of Gussie ABRAHAM, father of Jacob and Mary ABRAHAM and unlce of Jacob, Isador and Frank ABRAHAM, a native of Inowraclaw, Germany, aged 26 years 2 months and 2 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 Nov 1904.
"ABRAHAM--After an illness of long duration, Mrs. Sophia, wife of the late Casper ABRAHAM, died Saturday at her home in Cloverdale. She had been a sufferer of paralysis for three years past. Mrs. ABRAHAM was born in Prussia; 27 years ago, with her husband and family, she located in Oregon, removed from there 2 years ago, when she made Santa Rosa her home until 1869; in that year she became a resident of Cloverdale; 5 children survive her, Rudolph, Portland, Or.; Mrs. S. MEYER, Healdsburg; Mrs. Chas. COOK, San Francisco; Mrs. S. PINSCHOWER, Cloverdale; and Louis, Ukiah; Burial was at the family plot at Cypress Hill, Petaluma." Source: Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, CA), 5 Jan 1893. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ABRAMS--In this city, May 4, 1902, Adolph J. ABRAMS, beloved husband of Margaret Ann ABRAMS, son of the late Henry and Ricka ABRAMS, father of Harry ABRAMS and brother of Max and Morris ABRAMS, Mrs. Annie LEMOS and Mrs. Ray LEVIN, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., aged 47 years. A member of Valley Lodge No. 30 A.O.U.W., Court Sutro Heights No. 136, F. of A. and Portland Lodge No. 142 B.P.O.E. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Thursday) at 9 o'clock from the California Undertaking Company, 405 Powell Street, near Post, thence to St. Mary's Cathedral, Van Ness and O'Farrell street for services commencing at 9:45 o'clock." Source: San Francisco Call, 08 May 1902, page 13. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"ABRAMS--In Sebastopol, Monte Rio, December 4, Cora M. ABRAMS, sister of Maud MITCHEL of Monte Rio and Mrs. Emily A. ROGERS, Monte Rio. Sister-in-law of Clarence E. ROGERS, Monte Rio. A native of Livermore, aged 80 years. The daughter of Cora MITCHELL nee BELLEAU of San Francisco. Entombment Redwood Garden of Memories, Guerneville." Source: Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 5 Dec 1955. Contact: Sylvia Mast slyviam@gte.net
"ABRAMS--In this city, December 9, Joseph ABRAMS, beloved son of Harriet WOOLF and brother of Mrs. M. A. FISHER of Sacramento, Miss Rose WOOLF and Herbert WOOLF, a native of Boston, Mass., aged 40 years 1 month and 17 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Friday), at 10 o'clock a.m. from the parlors of Theodor Dierks, 957 Mission Street, between Fifth and Sixth, and thence by 11:30 o'clock a.m. train to New Salem Cemetery for interment." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 11 Dec 1903.
"ACED--In the City of Mexico, Mexico, October 17, Dionisia L.L. de ACED, dearly beloved mother of Julia, Enrique, Pilar and Manuel ACED, a native of Spain. (New York, London and Hongkong papers please copy.)" Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 10 Nov 1904.
"ACKERMAN--In this city, Oct. 10th, Henrietta, wife of Joseph ACKERMAN, aged 37 years, 1 months and 24 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 14 Oct 1865.
"ACKERMAN--In San Francisco, April 13, 1901, Mrs. Julia C. ACKERMAN, a native of New York, aged 67 years, 5 months and 15 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Monday), at 1 o'clock p.m. at the funeral parlors of W.L. Woodrow, 117 South First street, under the auspices of Stella Rebekah Lodge, No. 22, I.O.O.F. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery. *** The officers and members of Stella Rebekah Lodge, No. 22, I.O.O.F., are requested to meet at I.O.O.F. Hall to-day (Monday), April 15th, at 12:30 p.m. to attend the funeral of our late sister, Julia C. AKERMAN [sic.]. Members of Josephine Rebekah Lodge, No. 14, and visiting sisters are kindly requested to attend. IRMA S. RIKERT, N.G., G.E. Moreland, Recording Secretary." Source: San Jose Daily Mercury, 15 April 1901. Transcribed by jch.
"ACKERMAN--In San Francisco, Nov. 21st, Theodore ACKERMAN, a native of New York, aged 57 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 22 Nov 1866. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"AKSTROM--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Oct. 7 -- Andrew AKSTROM, deck hand on the steamer 'Julia,' died in the hospital yesterday, making the 9th victim of the late disaster." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 8 Oct 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"ADAMS--The 'Golden Gate' was burned to the water's edge near Manzanillo, on July 27th. She sailed from San Francisco, July 21st and had on board, when she left, 232 passengers, and a crew of 96. [Among the First Cabin passengers] the lost are: Mrs. C. ADAMS and infant." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ADAMS--In this city, March 1, George ADAMS, a native of Germany, 44 years, 7 months and 4 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 2 March 1895.
"ADAMS--In San Francisco, Jan. 5th, Henry T. ADAMS, youngest son of Mrs. Sophia J. GEORGE, aged 4 years and 11 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 Jan 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
“ADAMS--In San Francisco, April 26th, James Hardie, son of James and Matilda ADAMS, aged 2 years, 1 month and 23 days.”  Source:  New York Herald, 28 July 1849.  Trans. By JI.
"ADAMS--Interment in San Francisco, Feb. 20, Mark S. ADAMS, New York, 23." Source: Alta California, 28 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"ADAMS--At the City Hotel, on the 9th of August, of remittant fever, Thomas ADAMS, late from the gold mines, formerly of Valparaiso." Source: Californian, 14 Aug 1848, p. 3.
"ADDISON--September 3, 1874 - General John E. ADDISON committed suicide at San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ADDISON--In this city, February 7, 1905, Stephen W., husband of Mary ADDISON, father of J.T., O.J., G.L., C.L., F.L. ADDISON and Mrs. J.A. HULL of San Francisco, a native of Virginia, aged 68 years." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 8 Feb 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ADLER--In Sonoma, July 5, Anna, wife of Lewis ADLER." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 11 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"ADOLPH--SUICIDE of a HUSBAND -- A man by name of George ADOLPH committed suicide in San Francisco on Sunday by drowning. Upon the Coroner's inquest, the wife of deceased made the following statement: "I know the deceased; he was my husband; his name was George ADOLPH, a native of France, aged 32 years; we were married about 1 year ago in New Orleans, and came to California about 3 months ago; were in a boarding-house the 1st 4 weeks; we then went to Crescent City; then came back to San Francisco; he went to work at his trade as machinist, and I went over to San Ramon Valley, to work for Wolff, Hoffman & Co. About 3 weeks ago I had a letter from him, saying he missed me very much, and I must come back. I wrote to him that when my month was up I would come back, and when it was up, I left and arrived here yesterday; and until then, knew nothing of his death. A letter, of which the Coroner has a copy, I found in our trunk; he was always sorry that he came to California. He did not want me to hire out; he spent all his money in getting here, and we were obliged to do as we did. We had a good home in New Orleans; and I think poverty has driven him to this act. We never have had any difficulty nor has there been any jealousy; always lived happy. I have been willing to do anything to get along well. The money spoken of in the letter, Mrs. Caroline CREAMER had to keep for him. He was boarding at her house, and they were from the same place in France. My husband was foreman in a shop in New Orleans." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 1 July 1857. Transcribed by Dee.
"AUDEOUD--Ukiah, June 7 - A. AUDEOUD, a San Francisco restaurant man, who came here last week to visit friends, met a violent death on Robinson creek while fishing Saturday. He engaged a taricab to take him to the mouth of the stream, and was last seen by the driver going up the creek, carrying a pack and a rifle. Not returning when he agreed, search was made and his body discovered. One had and the left leg had been blown off, but, notwithstanding this, the victim was found to have crawled fifty feet from where the injury took place toward the creek. In the pockets of the dead man were found a number of dynamite caps. It is believed some of the caps exploded. A string wound tightly above the severed hand, twisted into a suture by a stick, and another string wound above the wound in the shattered leg told mutely of an effort to stem the flow of blood." Source: The Sotoyome Scimitar (Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., CA), 9 June 1922. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
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