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.
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about the families mentioned, but understand that they have *not*
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"AARON--In this city, Dec. 23, 1962. Pauline
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
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
"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
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
ABBOTT--In this city, September 15, 1934, Edward
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
"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
Interment was at Cypress Lawn. Mrs. ABBOTT was one of San Francisco's
most charitable women and was a manager of several organizations." Source:
Francisco Examiner, 15 December 1902, p. 6. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"ABBY--Interment in San Francisco, Feb. 23, Dr.
ABBY, Littleson, N.H., 28." Source: Alta California,
28 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"ABELL--In San Francisco, Aug. 20th, Mrs. Anna M.
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.
Healdsburg; Mrs. Chas. COOK, San Francisco; Mrs. S.
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
"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
San Francisco. Entombment Redwood Garden of Memories, Guerneville." Source:
Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 5 Dec 1955. Contact: Sylvia
"ABRAMS--In this city, December 9, Joseph ABRAMS,
beloved son of Harriet WOOLF and brother of Mrs. M. A. FISHER
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
"ACKERMAN--In this city, Oct. 10th, Henrietta, wife
of Joseph ACKERMAN, aged 37 years, 1 months and 24 days." Source:
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
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:
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.
infant." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862.
Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ADAMS--In this city, March 1, George
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.
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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