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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. 
"ASCHECK--In this city, May 7, 1902, Henry F. ASCHECK, dearly beloved husband of Minna, and beloved father of Minna, Albert, Emma, and Louisa ASCHECK, a native of Baden, Germany, aged 53 years, 2 months and 15 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 08 May 1902, page 13. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"ASH--In this city, Feb. 2nd, Charles, son of Charles and Harriet ASH, aged 7 years and 5 months, late of Newburyport, Mass. Friends are invited to attend the funeral at 10 o'clock A. M. to-day at 25 Bush street." Source: Daily Alta California, 3 Feb 1853. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"ASH--In this city, December 10, Louis T. ASH, beloved son of the late Thomas and Mary ASH, and brother of George ASH and Mrs.Lea CREAGH, a native of San Francisco, aged 21 years, 6 months and 30 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Dec 1903, and San Francisco Examiner, 11 Dec 1903.
"ASHBURY--In this city, May 4, Monroe ASHBURY, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, aged 62 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Thursday), at one o'clock P.M., from Masonic Temple." Source: Alta California 6 May 1880.
"ASHBURY--Monroe ASHBURY, a pioneer Californian and ex-auditor of San Francisco, died in that city on Tuesday." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 6 May 1880. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ASHCRAFT--In San Francisco, April 12, 1884, Mrs F H ASHCRAFT." Source: San Jose Daily News, 19 Apr 1884. Transcribed by Sue Bruce.
"ASHE--From the ‘Chronicle’ of May 28th -- Death of Mrs. Caroline ASHE -- Mrs. Caroline ASHE, a leading figure in the most select local society of several decades ago, and mother of William, Porter, Gaston and Sydney ASHE, Mrs. Norman McLAREN, Mrs. Harold SEWELL and Miss Betty ASHE, died at an early hour yesterday morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. McLAREN of 1325 Sacramento street. She had been ailing but a month…Mrs. ASHE was a member of the notable LOYALLs family of Virginia, was sister-in-law of Admiral FARRAGUT of Civil War fame and was related to many of the prominent families of the South and several of the Northern States. She came to San Francisco as the young bride of Dr. R. Porter ASHE, who was a Virginian…The funeral services will be held at Grace Episcopal Church at 2 o’clock this afternoon." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 3 June 1904. Transcribed by Dee.
"ASHE--DEATH of a PIONEER STOCKTONIAN -- Dr. R.P. ASHE, whose death took place in San Francisco last week was an old and esteemed citizen of this county. He was a native of North Carolina, which State he left at an early age, and took part in the Mexican war. After the close of that war he remained for a time in Texas, but emigrated to this State soon after the discovery of gold. He served as Sheriff of this county for 2 terms, being 1st elected in 1850. He was then appointed to the office of Naval Agent for the port of San Francisco, and served in that position through the administrations of Pierce and Buchanan, and until his removal by President LINCOLN. He then returned to this county, and resided here until about 2 years ago, when he was obliged to leave on account of failing health. He was an energetic and enterprising business man, and for the last 10 years has interested himself extensively in farming, and was one of the first to demonstrate the value for agricultural purposes of lands in portions of Stanislaus and Merced counties, now considered very valuable. His integrity of character was unquestioned, and he had the confidence of all with whom he had dealings. His death is regretted by a large circle of acquaintances." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 11 Sept 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"ASHLAND--In San Francisco, April 1st, William A. ASHLAND, aged 30 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 6 Apr 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ASHLEY--Near Woodbridge, San Joaquin county, Margaret, wife of Charles ASHLEY, aged 54 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 21 Sept 1865.
"ASMUSSEN--In this city, April 28, George, a beloved husband of Margaretha ASMUSSEN, a native of Germany aged 65 years, 6 months and 18 days. 2475 Mission Street. They will be shipped to Germany." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 1 May 1906, page 9. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"ASPINAL--In San Francisco, Dec. 21st, Jane, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza ASPINALL, and wife of William MARTIN, aged 26 years and 9 months." Source: The Sacramento Daily Union, 24 Dec 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ATKINSON--In Silver City, Nevada Territory, Aug. 3d, Mrs. ATKINSON, aged about 40 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 9 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"ATKINSON--In this city, January 6, 1937, Augusta CUTTEN ATKINSON, wife of the late Francis J. ATKINSON, loving sister of S.K. CUTTEN of Long Beach. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services, 2 p.m. today (Friday January 8), at Gray's, Divisadero st. at Post." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Jan 1937.
"ATKINSON--In this city, October 14th, of dyptheria, John W. ATKINSON, aged 4 years and 6 months, son of Annie and Thomas ATKINSON." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 16 Oct 1865.
"ATKINSON--In this city, December 20, Sallie Elizabeth, only and beloved daughter of Francis and Susan ATKINSON. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Monday) at 2 o’clock p.m. from 160 Eddy st." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 22 Dec 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"ATTRIDGE -- In this city, February 23, 1943, James M. ATTRIDGE, loving brother of Mrs. Mary FURNANZ and the late Thomas, William, Peter, John and Joseph ATTRIDGE; a native of County Waterford, Ireland.  Funeral Friday, Feb. 26, 1943 at 9 a.m. from the Chapel of the United Undertakers, 1096 South Van Ness Ave. at 22nd St., thence to St. Kevin's Church, Cortland Ave. and Ellsworth St., where a requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery."  Source:  San Francisco Examiner, 24 February 1943, page 13. Contact: Dave Furnanz furnanz@msn.com
"ATTRIDGE -- In this city, Sept. 20, 1924, John ATTRIDGE, dearly beloved son of the late John and Catherine ATTRIDGE, brother of Thomas, William, James ATTRIDGE, Mrs. J. M. FURNANZ and the late Patrick and Joseph ATTRIDGE, a native of the city of Waterford, Ireland.  Friends are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Tuesday) at 9 o'clock a.m. from the parlors of Barry & McDonnell, 766-770 Valencia st., thence to St. John's Church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30 a.m.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 Sept 1924, page 4. Contact: Dave Furnanz furnanz@msn.com
"ATTRIDGE -- In this city, February 12,1915, Joseph F., dearly beloved son of the late John and Catherine ATTRIDGE and brother of Thomas, William, James, Peter and John ATTRIDGE, and Mrs. J. M. FURNANZ, a native of County Waterford, Ireland, aged 36 years.  A funeral will take place tomorrow (Tuesday), at 8:30 o'clock a.m., from the residence, 321 Bocana street, off Cortland avenue; thence to St. John's Church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 o'clock a.m.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, by automobile."  Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 Feb 1915, page 4. (Submitter's note: Correct interment is San Francisco National Cemetery.) Contact: Dave Furnanz furnanz@msn.com
"ATTRIDGE--In this city, June 7, 1919, Peter ATTRIDGE, brother of Thomas, William, James, and John ATTRIDGE and Mrs. Mary E. FURNANZ, a native of County Waterford, Ireland, aged 48 years."  Source:  San Francisco Call and Post, 9 June 1919, page 14, and 10 June 1919, page 18. Contact: Dave Furnanz furnanz@msn.com


"ATTRIDGE -- In this city, May 10, 1934, Thomas ATTRIDGE, beloved son of the late John and Catherine ATTRIDGE, loving brother of William and James ATTRIDGE, Mrs. Mary E. FURNANZ and the late Peter, John and Joseph ATTRIDGE, a native of City Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland.  Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Monday, May 14, 1934 at 9 a.m. from the Funeral Home and Chapel of the United Undertakers, 1096 Van Ness ave South, at 22nd st.; thence to St. Kevin's Church, Cortland ave. and Ellsworth st., where a requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source:  San Francisco Examiner, 13 May 1934, section 1, page 21. Contact: Dave Furnanz furnanz@msn.com
"ATTRIDGE--In this city, March 9, 1939, William J., beloved husband of the late Agnes ATTRIDGE, loving brother of James ATTRIDGE, Mrs. Mary FURNANZ and the late Joseph, Peter, John and Thomas ATTRIDGE; a native of Waterford, Ireland.  Friends are invited to attend the funeral Monday at 9 a.m. from the Chapel of the United Undertakers, 1096 Van Ness ave. South, at 22nd st., thence to St. Kevin's Church, Cortland ave. and Ellsworth st., where a requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.  Source:  San Francisco Examiner, 12 March 1939, section 1, page 21. (Submitter's note: Correct place of death is Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif.). Contact: Dave Furnanz furnanz@msn.com
"AWOOD--In San Francisco, March 16, 1917, George Anderson ATWOOD, father of Ted C., Edward G., and Miss Lorena E. ATWOOD of Placerville, El Dorado county, a native of Maine, aged 71 years 2 months and 10 days." Source: Sacramento Union, 21 March 1917, page 6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ATWOOD--In this city, March 15, George W. ATWOOD, a native of Massachusetts, aged 39 years and 10 days. Friends of the deceased are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from his late residence, 231 Perry street in the rear." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 16 March 1887.
"AUBERY--In this city, Nov. 25th, Sarah Catherine AUBERY, aged 10 months and 6 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 27 Nov 1865.
"AUBRY--In this city, June 30, 1895, Francis Oliver, beloved husband of the late Catherine AUBRY, and father of Mrs. John R. MARTIN, Mrs. Charles P. STANLEY, Charles B. and Edmond E. AUBRY, a native of Canada, aged 75 years 10 months and 4 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11 o'clock a.m. from his late residence, 143 Chattanooga street, where services will be held. Interment Cypress Lawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 July 1895, p. 11.
"AUERBACH--The will of the late L. AUERBACH, which has been filed in the Superior Court of San Francisco, gives $12,000 each to his daughters, Mrs. Nat. RAPHAEL and Mrs. A. TONN; $20,000 to his daughter, Miss Bella AUERBACH; $15,000 each to his sons, William, Milton and Julius AUERBACH; $2000 to Nat RAPHAEL; $500 to the Eureka Benevolent Association; $250 each to St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena, Mont., and to a Jewish institution there and various amounts to his sister, brothers, and other relatives. The residue goes to Mrs. Rosie AUERBACH, the widow." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 7 July 1905. Transcribed by Dee.
"AUERBACH--In San Francisco, June 22, Leopold AUERBACH, a native of Germany. […father of Mrs. A. TONN and William AUERBACH, died at his home in San Francisco…He was well known to many of our people and was recognized as a thoroughly upright gentleman.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 30 June 1905. Transcribed by Dee.
"AUGER--In this city, December 3, Camala, daughter of John and Florentine AUGER, aged 1 year and 6 months. Funeral today at 2 o'clock from the residence 121 Stockton Street, near Geary." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 Dec 1875. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"AUGST--In this city, June 7, 1942, Magdelena, beloved wife of the late Joseph AUGST, sister of Moritz SCHIESTEL. A member of Eureka Stamm No. 20. U.O.R.M. and Edelmuth Lodge No. 13 O.H.S.S. Funeral - Gantner, Felder, Kenney Chapel, then St. Agnes’ Church for requiem high mass." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 June 1942, p.13. Transcribed by Dee.
"AULD--H. W. AULD, a native of Honolulu, was a man of about thirty years of age, of steady habits, sober and industrious, and held the position of chief entry clerk in the Customshouse. He had two sisters at the Sacred Heart College of Oakland, whom he had to carry home for vacation. They were sadly distressed at their loss. AULD was the married man, and leaves besides his young wife a widowed mother. When seen at the Morgue last night his body showed not a mark or a scratch; he was evidently drowned. He is a son of James AULD, a prominent official of the Hawaiian Customhouse." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 2. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"AURADOU--January 31, Madeline Marie, beloved wife of A.L. AURADOU, loving daughter of Eugene and Ella LAUBENT, and devoted sister of Mrs. J.W. DOUGLAS, a native of Saratoga, N.Y. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Tuesday, February 4, at 9 o'clock, from her late residence, 688 Second avenue, Richmond district; thence to Star of the Sea Church, where a solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, by electric funeral car from Star of the Sea Church. Eighth avenue, between Clement street and Point Lobos avenue." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Feb 1913, p. 13. Transcribed by jch.
"AURRECOECHEA--In this city, November 9, Carmen LEARRETA, beloved mother of Mrs. J.
AURREOCOECHEA and Carmencita LEARRETA and grandmother of Joseph AURREOCCHEA, a native of Spain." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 10 Nov 1904.
"AUSTIN--An ex-Tax Collector, and a short time ago a broker of San Francisco, Alexander AUSTIN, committed suicide last Thursday by shooting himself through the heart, at his residence in San Mateo." Source: Hollister Telegraph (San Benito Co), 19 Sept 1878. Transcribed by Dee.
"AUSTIN--In San Francisco, Nov. 5th, Henry AUSTIN, a native of Albany, N.Y., aged 40 years and 11 months." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 6 Nov 1858. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"AUSTIN--Henry S. AUSTIN is a member of the firm of AUSTIN & PHELPS of this city. He was a married man, about fifty years of age, and was with his two daughters, Florence and Mary, at the time of the disaster. (Transcriber's note: continued on Page 2) (Transcriber's note: continued from Front Page) Florence was lost, and Mary is now with friends in Oakland, where she is prostrated with grief. Their residence is 712 Grove street, in this city." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, Front page. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"AUSTIN--In this city, December 17, 1952, Leonard J. AUSTIN, dearly beloved son of Jaye L. and Flora A. AUSTIN, dear grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. HAZE of Modesto, a native of Oakland, Calif, aged 2 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services today (Friday) at 1 p.m. at the chapel of H.F. Surh Co, 2919 Mission near 25th street." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Dec 1952, p. 27.


"AUSTIN--Miss M.F. AUSTIN died at Fresno last week. The deceased was formerly a San Francisco school teacher. In 1878 she relinquished her school work owing to failing health, and went to Fresno, where she established a vineyard known as Hedge Row. The products of her vines were devoted exclusively to raisins. She was the first woman on the coast to enter into the manufacture of raisins." Source: The Salinas Weekly Index, 4 Apr 1889. Transcribed by Dee.
"AUSTIN--In this city, Nov. 24th, Margaret Rutherford AUSTIN, wife of P.P. MILLER, in the 25th year of her age, a native of New York city." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 27 Nov 1865.
"AVANA--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 Steerage passengers] the lost are: M. AVANA." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"AVERELL--Died in San Francisco, Jan. 22, 1887, Anson AVERELL, native of Olney, Maine, aged 62y 1m 12d." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 5 Feb 1887. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"AVERILL--The many friends of Mrs. AVERILL, wife of our popular contractor and builder of Half Moon Bay, were shocked to hear of her death in San Francisco Friday of last week. Mrs. AVERILL was one of the best known and liked Coast Side residents and was a lady ever ready to give a helping hand to those in need. She will be missed by a host of friends who extend their heartfelt sympathy to Mr. AVERILL in his great bereavement." Source: Daly City Record, 16 May 1913. Transcribed by jch.


"AVERILL--Mrs. Sophie S. AVERILL, wife of Shepard S. AVERILL of Halfmoon Bay, died in San Francisco May 2. Deceased was a native of San Francisco, aged 36 years. The interment took place at Cypress Lawn." Source: Daly City Record, 23 May 1913. Transcribed by jch.
"AVERY--About ten o'clock this morning, Capt. Charles AVERY was found dead at the Oriental Hotel. He had shot himself in the left breast, with a Colt's revolver, sometime during the night or early in the morning. Was last seen alive about half past four yesterday afternoon, when he went to his room. Deceased was well known in court circles, and commander of the yacht, Peerless, recently purchased by the government of the Samoan Islands for a revenue cutter. The Peerless was to have sailed for the islands today. Parties were looking for Capt AVERY to take charge of the vessel; he was found as mentioned. The deceased is a man of middle age. No cause is assigned for the suicide, although the barkeep of the hotel stated that something seemed wrong with his head for a few days past." Source: Sacramento Bee, 5 March 1875, p.3. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"AVILA--In this city, Jan 5, 1950, Anna, wife of John AVILA, mother of Joseph AVILA, grandmother of Mrs. Rosemarie BALICH and Joseph AVILA Jr., a native of Yugoslavia. Funeral Saturday, 8:30 a.m. San Francisco Memorial Chapels, 435 Valencia st., thence to the Church of the Nativity, where a Requiem Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Recitaion of Rosary Friday evening, 8:15." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 6 Jan 1950.
"AYERS--In this city, May 30, 1898, John Clarkson AYERS, dearly beloved son of William H. and Catherine AYERS, and brother of Alexander and Charles F. AYERS, Mrs. J.H. BRICKWEDEL and Mrs. Marie HEYER, a native of San Francisco, aged 28 years, 3 months, and 5 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Thursday) at 11 o'clock, from the residence of his parents, 114 Clement Street, near Third Avenue." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 1 June 1898, page 13. Transcribed by Carolyn.
"AYERS--At Jackson Park, Potrero, January 17, Robert E., beloved son of Maria D. and the late John C., and brother of William H., John C. Fr., Alonzo T., George W.S. and the late Joshua B. AYERS, Mrs. Mary E. WOODS, Mrs. Olivia H. BOULLET and Mrs. Julia A. WILLIAMS, a native of San Francisco, aged 41 years, 2 months and 26 days. Friends and acquainances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Friday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church South, Bush street, between Octavia and Gough. Interment, Masonic Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Jan 1904.
"AYLETT--In this city, Aug. 15th, Betty, daughter of Dr. W.D. AYLETT, and granddaughter of Judge C.T. BOTTS, aged 1 year, 10 months and 8 days." Source: Daily Alta California, 16 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"AYRES--Death - Jasper N. AYRES." Source: San Francisco Call, 26 Oct 1889, p. 8. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"AYRES--In this city, March 9th, Thomas Irving AYERS, aged 69 years, 5 months and 12 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 Mar 1875.
"AYRES--In San Francisco, March 8, 1875, Thomas Irving AYRES, aged 60 years and 5 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 11 March 1875, p.3. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
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