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.

"B[E?]LL--Interment in San Francisco, April 15, Wm. B[E?]LL,Wisconsin, 27. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"BEACH--In San Francisco, suddenly. September 21, 1930, Alva F. BEACH, beloved husband of Cassie BEACH, devoted father of Mrs. May LEONESIO, Mrs. Rose GONSALVES, Dorothea and Alva F. BEACH, Jr., a native of Illinois, aged 50 years. Friends invited to attend the funeral service Wednesday, September 24, 1930 at 2 pm at the parlors of Keaton & Dunsel, San Rafael. Interment Mount Tamalpals Cemetery, San Rafael." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Sept 1930. Transcribed by Sylvia.
"BEACH--Dispatch from San Francisco, July 9--About 3 o'clock this afternoon a gang of boys playing on the block bounded by Sacramento, Jones, Clay and Leavenworth streets, knocked the supports out from under an unoccupied frame dwelling house, and it came down with a crash, smashing into pieces and burying a number of boys in the ruins. Charles M. BEACH, aged 14, was instantly killed. Martin REDDINGTON, aged 15, was badly hurt, and James FLANDERS was severely injured. The house, which was of small value, belonged to Judge BURBANK. The boys killed and injured were playing cards in one of the rooms." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 10 July 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"BEACH--In San Francisco, June 23d, Gilbert BEACH, aged 47 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 25 June, 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BEACHY--Rhoda M., beloved wife of William BEACHY, entrusted to the care of Julius S. Godeau, Inc., 41 Van Ness Avenue, nr. Market Street. Funeral Friday, December 19, 1952 at 2:30 p.m." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Dec 1952, p. 27.
"BEAL--In Redwood City, February 27, William, son of the late William and Esthre BEAL, a native of San Francisco, aged 18 years, 8 months and 27 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 28 Feb 1895.
"BEARDSLEY--In Marysville, Yuba County, February 6, 1919, Frank BEARDSLEY, brother of H.A. BEARDSLEY of Los Angeles and of Mrs. C.A. WIELSFORD of San Francisco, a native of California, aged 49 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 Feb 1919. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BEASLEY--In this city, August 4, Joseph BEASLEY, a native of San Francisco, aged 16 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, TO-DAY (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from the rooms of N. Gray & Co., 641 Sacramento street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 5 Aug 1885, p.4, c.4. Transcribed by Regina Gualco.
"BEAUDICHON--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, A. BEAUDICHON, France, 32. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.


"BEAUDICHON--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Mrs. A. BEAUDICHON, France, 32. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.

"BEAUDICHON--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Blanche BEAUDICHON, 1. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.

"BEAUDICHON--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Chas. BEAUDICHON, 4. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.

"BEAUREGARD--In this city, October 3, 1893, Louis Napoleon BEAUREGARD, a native of Burlington, Vt., aged 54 years, 10 months and 24 days. Friends and acquantices are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW (Friday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. C. A. DOUGLASS, 1417 Harrison street. Interment I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Source: The Morning Call, San Francisco, 5 October 1893, page 10. 
"BEARING--In San Francisco, Aug. 24th, Henerita, daughter of Charles BEARING, aged 9 months." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 27 Aug 1866. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BEAVER--Annie, aged 35 years, in SF, wife of Henry BEAVER, a native of Ireland." Source: Alta California, 9 Aug 1878. Transcribed by Colleen Norby.
"BEBEND--In this city, July 3d, Charlotte, daughter of Mary and the late Charles BEBEND, a native of San Francisco, aged 7 years and 2 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW (Saturday), at 2 o’clock p.m. from the residence of the mother, Twelfth street, between Howard and Folsom, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"BECHDORF--In this city, March 17, Michael BECHDORF, a native of Germany, aged 59 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, SUNDAY, March 20, at 10 o'clock A.M., from Druids' Hall, Sutter street. [Remains at the funeral parlors of Charles J.B. Metzier, 626 Washington street.]" Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 18 March 1887. 
"BECHINI, Bernice Catherine - In San Mateo, July 28, 1974, Bernice Catherine BECHINI, beloved wife of the late Fioravante BECHINI, loving mother of Mrs. Madelyn CRAIN of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Gloria WINSLOW of Burlingame; devoted daughter of Mrs. Louise COYNE of San Bruno, dear sister of Mrs. Clara QUADT, Mrs. Frances GRAHAM, of Belmont and Ray E. COYNE of S.F. and the late Donald COYNE; grandmother of John, Steven and Karen, a native of S.F.; aged 62 years. A Mass of Christian Burial, was celebrated Tuesday, July 30, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Burlingame. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. A Rosary was recited Monday evening at the Colonial Mortuary of Crosby N. Gray & Co. 2 Park Rd., Burlingame. Contributions to the intensive Care Unit, Chope Hospital, 222-W. 39th Ave., San Mateo, preferred. Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 31 July, 1974. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BECHINI--Caroline BECHINI--In Millbrae, May 4 1984 dearly beloved wife of the late Gino BECHINI, loving mother of Doris PARDINI, devoted sister of Lena TOMMASINI, loving grandmother of Judy REYNA and James and Patricia PARDINI, dear great-grandmother of Karen REYNA, and Kara PARDINI, aged 84 yrs. Friends are invited to attend the funeral service Tuesday, May 8 at 1:30 pm at Noble Chapel, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Spiritual Bouquets preferred." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, May 1984. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BECHINI, Fioravante (Tony)--In this city September 18, 1969 Fioravante (Tony) BECHINI, adored husband of Bernice BECHINI, idolized father of Mrs. Madelyn CAMPAGNA, and Gloria BECHINI, endeared brother of Fulvio BECHINI of Italy, loving grandfather of John, Steven and Karen CAMPAGNA; an employee of the U.S. Post Office. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Monday, Sept. 22, at 9:30a.m. from Reilly Co., 29th & Dolores Sts., thence to St. Paul's Church where a Requiem High Mass will be offered at 10a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Rosary Sunday 8:15 p.m. Donations to St. Paul's High School Scholarship Fund, preferred. Goodwin & Scannell, Directors Source: San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle, 21 Sept 1969. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BECHINI--Sonoma--Services were held at W. C. Lasswell funeral home, Daly City, for Gino P. BECHINI 82, who died Wednesday in a Sonoma Hospital. BECHINI was a native of Italy who had lived in Sonoma Valley for 10 years. He was a retired bartender. He is survived by his wife, Carloine BECHINI, Sonoma, and his daughter, Doris PARDINI, Colma. Burial was at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma. Duggan's Mission Chapel was in charge of Sonoma arrangements." Source: Sonoma Press Democrat, 8 Sept 1977. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BECK--DEATH of a SAN FRANISCO FIREMAN at the INSANE ASYLUM -- Mr. BECK, a member of the Lafayette Hook & Ladder Co., San Francisco, died at the Insane Asylum on Wednesday last. He was brought to Stockton some 6 weeks ago, and placed in the Asylum in this city. His body was conveyed to San Francisco yesterday, attended by a deputation of 1 member from each Fire Company of Stockton. Mr. PLATT, Agent of the California Steamboat Navigation Co., presented the firemen with a free passage from and back to Stockton. The firemen of our city paid every attention to Mr. BECK, while at the Insane Asylum, showing that care to the wants of a fellow fireman, worthy of the noble citizens who belong to that department upon which the safety of our city so much depends." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 27 Feb 1857. Transcribed by Dee.
"BECK--Suddenly, at San Francisco, Jan. 12, Geo. F. BECK, aged 28. He was buried with Masonic honors." Source: New York Weekly Tribune, 16 April 1850. Transcribed by John Ireland.


"BECK--In this city, May 18, 1902, Henry BECK, dearly beloved husband of Julia BECK, and beloved father of John L., George H, Charles, Lizzie and William F. BECK, and Mrs. J.M. WYCOFF and the late Mary BECK, a native of Germany, aged 72 years, 2 months and 4 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 20, May 1902, page 13. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.\
"BECKER--In this city, June 25, 1907, at the residence of her parents, 534 Castro Street, Alice May BECKER, beloved and only daughter of Henry and Anne O. BECKER, and sister of George E. and Henry F. BECKER, a native of San Francisco, CA, aged 14 years and 7 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 26 June 1907, page 13. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"BECKER--Execution in San Francisco -- Charles Henry MEWES was executed in the county jail of San Francisco on Friday, the 10th inst., for the murder of Peter BECKER. About 100 persons were in the prison to witness the execution while a large number were congregated about the jail, on the houses and on the heights of Telegraph Hill; among them were 2 Mexican women, who refused to retire, when advised to. He fell about 8 feet, and died very easy." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 19 Dec 1858. Transcribed by Dee.
"BECKER--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, May 29 -- The dead body of Ferdinand BECKER, who has been missing from home since the 19th instant, was found floating in the Bay, near the Pacific Mail Steamship Company's new wharf yesterday, close to the spot where he had been fishing, and where his hat and fishing tackle had been found." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 30 May 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"BECKER--Death - Frank BECKER." Source: San Francisco Call, 26 Oct 1889, p. 8. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"BECKER--At Redwood City, June 28, 1920, Frederick, beloved husband of Louise BECKER and father of Fred A. BECKER, Mrs. Minnie RUPPERT and Mrs. Victoria COMPTON and brother of Mrs. H. THEELAN of Fallon, Nevada; Mrs. L. TOMAMICHAIL(?) of Reno and the late Mrs. M. DUCKER of San Francisco, J. J. and G. J. BECKER and Mrs. K. SANER of Reno, a native of Germany, aged 66 years 6 months 25 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Wednesday), at 1 o'clock, from the chapel of Tinney & Layng, Redwood City. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 June 1920. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"BECKER--WAS NATIVE SON OF MARYSVILLE--MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), November 23 - Joseph BECKER, the young man reported in San Francisco as the victim of a mysterious poisoning case, is a native of this city, where he learned his trade, that of barber, under his father, who was of the same name. He had resided in San Francisco for twelve years past. His wife is a Marysville woman, formerly Miss Lizzie CARR." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 23 Nov 1905, Page 6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BECKER--In this city, November 21, Katharine F. beloved wife of Eugene W. BECKER, mother of Helen and Dora BECKER, daughter of Sophie and the late Hubert SCHREINER and sister of Frederick, Hubert, Lena and Minnie SCHREINER, A native of San Francisco, aged 26 years, 1 month and 23 days. **Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from St. Mark's Lutheran Church, O'Farrell street, between Franklin and Gough." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 23 Nov 1897. Transcribed by Pat Procida.
"BECKMAN--In Virginia City, January 12, Bertha, wife of Eugene BECKMAN, aged 21 years, formerly of San Francisco." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 March 1867.
"BECKMANN--In this city, June 28, 1920, Annie, beloved wife of William F. BECKMANN and loving mother of William George BECKMANN and sister of Mary BEHREN, a native of Germany, aged 57 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Wednesday), June 30, 1920, at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Julius S. Godean, 41 Van Ness av., under the auspices of Mission Chapter No. 155, O.E.S. Incineration, Cypress Lawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 June 1920. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"BEDFORD--January 2, 1874 - The body of John BEDFORD, mate of the steamer Salinas, washed ashore near San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BEEBE--In this city, May 17, Mamie Elizabeth BEEBE, daughter of Maggie, grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. SEE, and niece of Mr. and Mrs. DELEE and William SEE, a native of San Francisco, aged 1 year and 9 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Saturday) at 10 o'clock a.m. from her late residence, 1953 Fifteenth street. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 May 1906.
"BEEBE--In this city, May 17, Mamie Elizabeth BEEBE, daughter of Maggie, grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. SEE and niece of Mr. and Mrs. DELEE and William SEE, a native of San Francisco, aged 1 year and 9 months. ** Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Saturday), at 10 o'clock a.m., from her late residence, 1953 Fifteenth Street. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 May 1906, p.10. Transcribed by Barbara Orsborn.
"BEECROFT--At Mormon Island, November 5th, of diptheria, Norval Douglas, only child of John T. and Virginia W. BEECROFT, aged 4 years and 3 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 8 Nov 1865.
"BEEGAN--In this city, November 25, John BEEGAN..." Source: Daily Alta California, 27 Nov 1885.
"BEEMAN--In this city, January 3, 1899, Royal Mateo, beloved son of William A. and Wilhelmina BEEMAN, and brother of Mercedes, Virginia and Isabelle BEEMAN, a native of San Francisco, aged 11 years, 5 months and 23 days. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 Jan 1899, p. 13.
"BEERS--The funeral of the late rector emeritus of Trinity Church, the Rev. Dr. BEERS, will take place from Trinity Church this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Internment private. Clergy will please bring vestments." Source: Daily Alta California, 6 April 1891. Transcribed by Carolyn Feroben.


"BEERS--On Wednesday night Dr. George W. BEERS, residing at the corner of Stockton and Geary streets, killed his wife and daughter aged 9 years, by fracturing their skulls with an iron bar; having, it is supposed, first administered strychnine. He then took poison himself, opened an artery in his hand and bled to death. He was in straightened circumstances, and was also a firm believer in spiritualism. His circumstances and opinions are supposed to have induced the deed. Nothing was known of it until a late hour last evening, when his door was forced by the landlady." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 3 July 1863. Transcribed by Dee.
"BEERS--July 2d [1863] - Dr. John BEERS murdered his wife and child and committed suicide at San Francisco." Source: The Sacramento Union, 1 Jan 1864. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BEERSTECHER--Frederick BEERSTECHER, of San Francisco, died Feb. 7th, native of Germany, aged 67y 2m." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 23 Feb 1889. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BEESON--In this city, June 8, 1942, Thomas BEESON, beloved husband of Lottie BEESON, loving father of Thomas and Basil BEESON. A member of Electrician’s Union, Local No. 3 [or 8]. Funeral - Maneely Chapel." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 June 1942, p.13. Transcribed by Dee.
"BEESON--ast Saturday evening William C. BEESON assed away at his home in Eagleville, the immediate cause of death being heart failure. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon in the Christian Church, the service being conducted by Rev. M. J. Williams, and the interment in the Eagleville Cemetery. William C. BEESON was born in Ohio Aug. 2, 1852, and at the time of his death was aged 73 years, 8 months and 8 days. When a young man he moved to Oklahoma, where his wife died, leaving the father to care for seven motherless children. One son and one daughter preceded him to the silent land. Five children survive to mourn his loss ­ three sons and two daughters; George and Somer BEESON, of Eagleville and Homer BEESON of Cedarville; Mrs. Mollie JENKINS of Westwood, Cal.; and Mrs. Pearl GARDELLA of San Francisco. There are also 15 grandchildren and 4 great grand children and a host of friends to mourn the passing of a good citizen, friend and neighbor. The deceased was a member in good standing of the Woodmen of the World at Shawnee, Oklahoma. Mr. BEESON first came to Eagleville in 1907, and with few intermissions has been a resident of Surprise Valley since that time. The entire community extends to the bereaved relatives and sorrowing hour of grief." Source: Surprise Valley Record (Cedarville, Modoc Co., CA), 7 April 1926. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"BEFFA--In this city, January 13, Angelo BEFFA, a native of Switzerland, aged 72 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 Jan 1892, p. 7.
"BEGG--At this City and County Almshouse, March 13, Mark BEGG, a native of Ireland, aged 75 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Mar 1899, p.10. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"BEGLEY--In this city, June 3, Sarah, beloved wife of John A. BEGLEY, loving mother of John P., Nellie, Eddie and Claire BEGLEY, and sister of Maurice, James, John and George FINN, and the late Mrs. Thomas GILLIGAN, a native of Australia, aged 44 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 June 1911. Transcribed by Evalou.
"BEGUE--Died at San Francisco, Apr. 9, James BEGUE, a native of France, aged 49 years, 5 mos., 5 days. [James BEGUE, of Tres Pinos, died in San Francisco last Saturday at the age of 49 years. He had been a sufferer for several years from rheumatism and finally concluded to go to San Francisco for treatment but the move was of no avail. He was a native of France and had been for many years a resident of Tres Pinos, where he was well and favorably known. The funeral took place from the family residence at Tres Pinos last Tuesday.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 15 April 1904. Transcribed by Dee.
"BEHAN--In San Francisco, January 8, Mrs. Fenton BEHAN, aged 70 years." Source: The Sacramento Bee, 12 Jan 1875. Transcribed by Dee.
"BEHLOW--In this city, March 12, John Frederick, beloved husband of Christine BEHLOW, and father of William, Charles, Gustav, Emile, Mary, Theresa, Robert and Emma BEHLOW, a native of Peitz province of Bradenburg, Germany, aged 78 years, 3 months and 3 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Monday) at 2:30 o'clock P.M. from his late residence, 1538 Eddy street. Interment Masonic cemetery." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 14 March 1887.
"BEHN--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Adolph BEHN, Germany, 5." Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"BEHN--Interment in San Francisco, April 15, C.E.A. BENH, Germany, 35. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"BEHNEMAN--Dispatch from San Francisco, Dec. 11 - Diedrich BEHNEMAN, a sailor on the schooner C. Allison, fell from Mission street wharf and was drowned last night." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 12 Dec 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"BEHNKE--In this city, July 1, 1895, John BEHNKE, a native of Germany, aged 80 years. (Indianapolis, Ind. papers please copy.) Funeral services will be eheld this day (Tuesday) at 10 o'clock a.m. at his late residence, 1 Hurlbut place. Interment private in I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 2 July 1895, p. 13.
"BEHNKE--In this city, April 29, 1902, at her residence, 2605 Bryant Street, Rosie BEHNKE, dearly beloved wife of FrederickBEHNKE, loving mother of Elsa, Clara, Irene and Luzile BEHNKE, beloved sister of Mrs. M. KROUSE and T. WACKENREUDER, daughter of the late Vitus and Tomasa WACKENREUDER and sister of the late Henry WACKENREUDER, a native of San Francisco, aged 35 years and 19 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 May 1902, page 13. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"BEHREND--In Weissbaden, Germany, May 8, Herman, beloved husband of Rachel BEHREND, and brother of Caspar and Wolf BEHREND, aged 52 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday), at 9:30 o'clock A.M., from Masonic Temple; thence with train, from Third and Townsend streets, to Hills of Eternity Cemetery. Train leaves at 11 o'clock A.M., sharp. A. O.U. W. -- Officers and members of Washington Lodge, No. 60, A. O. U. W., are requested to attend the funeral of our late Brother, Herman BEHREND, at Masonic Hall, to-morrow (Sunday), at 9:30 o'clock A.M. W. H. PORTER, Rec. K. of H. -- Officers and members of San Francisco Lodge, No. 1922, K. of H., are requested to attend the funeral of our late Brother, Herman BEHREND, at Masonic Hall, to-morrow (Sunday), at 9:30 o'clock A.M. L. MEININGER, R" Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 7. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"BEHRENDT--In this city, May 16, 1936, Roy J. BEHRENDT." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 18 May, 1936.
"BEHRENS--In Los Angeles, June 26, Jesse BEHRENS, dearly beloved son of Adolph and Minna
BEHRENS, a native of San Francisco, aged 21 years and 9 months. Friends and acquaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, June 29, at 2:30 o'clock, from the parlors of Gantner Brothers, 1209 Mission, between Eights and Nineth streets. Interment, Eternal Home Cemetery, by 3:30 o'clcok. Funeral train from Third and Townsend streets." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 June 1904.
"BEIRNE--Dorella / Loretta BEIRNE, born about July 15, 1890 in San Francisco; died at 3669 23rd St. on May 19, 1900, age 9 yrs. 10 mos. 4 days; Remains transferred from Calvary - 1903." Source: Inventory of McCarthy-Beirne Family Plot, Dormitory B, Station 7, Area 33, Graves 4,5,6,7,8,9. Copies of Holy Cross Cemetery records, Colma, CA, in possession of submitter. Contact: weeour@yahoo.com [Submitter's note: Very likely, she is the daughter of Michael G. BEIRNE and Mary E. MCCARTHY; Most probably, her name is LORETTA....not Dorella. Possibly, whoever entered the information in the official cemetery records could not read the handwriting correctly, or possibly may not have "heard" the name correctly, depending on "how" they received the information on the deceased. With the fancy writing back then, I can understand how Loretta would look like Dorella. In a letter to our family from Holy Cross Cemetery regarding the "Inventory" of the family plot, our grandmother had crossed out "Dorella" and wrote in "Loretta". Official cemetery record DOES have the name as Dorella. Unknown at this time if "official" or "other", birth or death records exist regarding this person.]


"BEIRNE--John BEIRNE, born abt. 1842 in Ireland, died at S. F. Hospital on Oct. 30, 1899, age 57 yrs. Member, St. Peter's Parish. Cause of death: stomach cancer. Remains transferred from Dormitory 'F' in 1903." Source: 'Inventory of McCarthy-Beirne Family Plot, Dormitory B, Station 7, Area 33, Graves 4,5,6,7,8,9. Copies of Holy Cross Cemetery records, Colma, CA, in possession of submitter. Contact: weeour@yahoo.com
"BEIRNE--Mary E. BEIRNE, born abt. May 12, 1863 in San Francisco; died 3669 23rd St. (St. James Parish) on April 20, 1934, age 70 yrs. 11 mos, 8 days. Source: Inventory of McCarthy-Beirne Family Plot, Dormitory B, Station 7, Area 33, Graves 4,5,6,7,8,9. Copies of Holy Cross Cemetery records, Colma, CA, in possession of submitter. [Submitter's note: Spouse of Michael G. BEIRNE; Maiden name: MCCARTHY; Mary E. McCarthy & Michael G. Beirne were married in 1885; Cause of death: intersitial nephritis.] Contact: weeour@yahoo.com
"BEIRNE--Michael G. BEIRNE, born abt. 1854; died San Francisco on Feb. 28, 1916, age 62 yrs." Source: 'Inventory of McCarthy-Beirne Family Plot, Dormitory B, Station 7, Area 33, Graves 4,5,6,7,8,9. Copies of Holy Cross Cemetery records, Colma, CA, in possession of submitter. [Submitter's note: Spouse of Mary E. MCCARTHY; Michael G. BEIRNE & Mary E. MCCARTHY were married in 1885; Cause of death: myocarditis] Contact: weeour@yahoo.com
"BEITER--Maria BEITER was born on March 5th, 1873, and died on June 23rd in her 86th year. She was given Christian burial on June 28th at Woodlawn Memorial Park.” Source: Saint Paulus Chimes, July 1958. Transcribed by Judy Hitzeman.
"BEITH--In this city, December 30, 1898, Annie, wife of John BEITH, a native of Canada, aged 65 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 31 Dec 1898 and 1 Jan 1899.
"BEITH--In this city, December 30, 1898, Annie, wife of John BEITH, a native of Canada, aged 65 years. The funeral will take place this day (Sunday) at 1 o'clock, from her late residence, 24 Fell street, thence to St. Joseph's Church, Tenth street, for services. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 Jan 1899.
"BEITLER--In this city, March 31, Mary C. BEITLER, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 53 years and 10 months." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Apr 1891.
"BELCHER--In this city, November 18, Gertrude BELCHER, aged 83 years and 7 months. Funeral to-day, at 2 p.m., from No. 1845 Stevenson street." Source: Daily Alta California, 20 Nov 1885.
"BELCHER--In Oakland, April 4, Robert Hall BELCHER, beloved father of Edward S. and Frank H. BELCHER, and brother of Frederick P. BELCHER, a native of New York- aged 60 years and 16 days." Source: Daily Alta California, 6 April 1891. Transcribed by Carolyn Feroben.
"BELDERRAIO--Died in San Francisco, Dec. 5th, Dona Maria Josefa BELDERRAIO, aged 45y." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 9 Dec 1858. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BELIHEMANN--Henry." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1907. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"BELL--Alexander BELL, 30, Aug.17, New York." Source: New York Times, 6 Oct 1851. Transcribed by J. Ireland.
"BELL--In Marysville, September 1, Clarence S. BELL, a native of Virginia, aged 31 years, 9 months and 21 days." Source: Daily Evening Bulletin (San Francisco, CA), 5 Sept 1882.
"BELL--In this city, January 7, 1899, at his late residence, 2002 Powell street, Arctus, beloved son of the late Robert BELL, and brother of Mrs. E.M. BUCKLEY, Robert A., Leland S., Rebecca C. and Hartford BELL, a native of San Francisco, aged 17 years, 7 months and 1 day." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 8 Jan 1899.
"BELL--In this city (San Francisco), December 13, 1913, Dickson G. BELL, dearly beloved husband of Hannah BELL, idolized father of Dickson G. BELL, Jr. loving son of Jane and the late James BELL and brother of James, George, William and Frank BELL, Mrs. Emma SEARS and Mrs. T. ROWE, a native of San Francisco. A member of the Widows and Orphans' Aid Association of the San Francisco Police Dept; Redwood City Parlor, No. 66, N. S. G. W. and Pacific Lodge, No. 136, F. & A. M. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Monday, December 16, at 1:30 o'clock pm from King Solomon's Temple, 1789 Fillmore Street. Remains at the parlors of J. J. Crowly & Co. Interment, Cypress Lawn Cemetery, by funeral car from Valencia and Twenty-eighth streets." Contact: Jacqui Marcella  JMarcela@calwisp.com
"BELL--The last will and testament of Garrett W. BELL, one of the victims of the late terrible explosion of nitro-glycerine, was filed in the Probate Court yesterday. He leaves all his property, both real and personal, to his wife, Francis A. BELL, and appoints her sole executrix. He requests that the policy of insurance upon his life may be transferred to his sister, Aliday W. BELL, of Albany, New York, and that his widow will continue to aid in the support of his father, as he has done. He requests to be buried in the cemetery at Albany, New York, in the plot with his mother and former wife." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 25 Apr 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"BELL--In this city, Aug. 16th, George BELL, a native of Catskill, New York, aged 46 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, from his late residence, No. 23 Rich street, this day (Monday), at 2 p.m." Source: Daily Alta California, 17 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"BELL--On Eagle Creek, Shasta county, September 16th, Henry BELL, aged 76 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 29 Sept 1865.
"BELL--In this city, May 30, Jeanet, beloved daughter of Wm. and Mary BELL, a native of San Francisco, aged 14 years, 11 months and 23 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Wednesday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, corner of Minnesota and Butte streets, Potrero." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 June 1881. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"BELL--In San Francisco, March 11th, Kate Louisa, daughter of John P. BELL, aged 9 months and 16 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 March 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BELL--In San Francisco, April 16, 1906, Nannie B. BELL, wife of the late Louis BELL, mother of Hattie B. BELL, sister of Mrs. E. GREER, Mrs. S.B. SMITH, a native of Rushville, Ill, aged 62 years, 10 months and 16 days. Interment, City Cemetery, Sacramento." Source: Sacramento Bee, 17 April 1906, p.5. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"BELL--In this city, April 22d, Wm. BELL, aged 45 years, 2 months and 15 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 24 Apr 1875.


"BELL--In this city, August 28, 1942, William Britton, beloved husband of Della BELL, loving father of Della, William Thomas, Samuel and Margaret. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Monday at 2 p.m., from the Morrison Funeral Home, 401 Baker St., at Hayes." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 Aug 1942, Page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.

"BELL--William Martin." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 6 June 1891.
"BELLA--At Monterey, March 28th, Miss Pauline BELLA, aged 13, of New Orleans." Source: Daily Alta California, 5 April 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"BELLANI--In Oakland, Calif., November 7, 1936, Edward P. BELLANI, beloved husband of Frances BELLANI, father of Zueleppa BELLANI of St Helena, brother of J. L. BELLANIof San Francisco, A. J. BELLANI of Sacramento and J. BELLANI of Los Angeles; a native of California. Funeral Thursday, November 10 at 2p.m. from the Catholic Church, St. Helena." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Nov 1936. Transcribed by Martha.
"BELLANTONI--In this city, May 16, 1936, Dorothy BELLANTONI." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 18 May, 1936.
"BELLEAN--At Monterey, on the 28th March, Pauline Josephine, daughter of E. BELLEAN, of Quebec, Canada, late of New Orleans, aged 13 years and 6 months." Source: Daily Alta California, 6 April 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"BELLEMERE--In San Francisco, Nov. 4, Louis BELLEMERE, aged 70 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 6 Nov 1871. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BELLEW--In this city, September 15, Francis Valentine, beloved son of Thomas and Bridget BELLEW, brother of Edward R., Mary H., Thomas J., John, J. and Richard Montesque BELLEW, a native of San Francisco, aged 21 years and 7 months. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Friday) at 9 o'clock, from his late residence, 231 Olive avenue, thence to St. Mary's Cathedral, Van Ness avenue, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sept 1897, p. 10.
"BELLMONT--BELLMONT, Mrs. Minnie." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 June 1892. Transcribed by Joyce.
"BELLUOMINI--In this city, Jan 4, 1950, Joseph B. BELLUOMINI, beloved husband of Albina T.
BELLUOMINI, loving brother of Narcisco BELLUOMINI, a native of Italy. A member of Richmond Lodge No. 375, F. & A.M. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan 7, 1950, at 1:30 p.m. at the Memorial Chapels of Carew & English, Masonic at Golden Gate Ave. under the auspices of Richmond Lodge No. 375, F. & A.M. Entombment, Olivet Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 6 Jan 1950.
"BENASSINI--In Palo Alto, Cal., June 2, Valente, dearly beloved son of Pietro and Madelena BENASSINI, beloved brother of Nat and Louis BENASSINI and Mrs. Ross FOFANELLI, a native of Italy, aged 38 years 3 months and 20 days, A member of Winnemucca Tribe. No.61, I.O.R.M. and Societa Operia Itialiana." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 June 1911. Transcribed by: Evalou.
"BENDER--In Sacramento, Dec 18th, Jacob E. BENDER, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 48 years and 8 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 21 Dec 1865.
"BENEDICT--Charles Washington, 34 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Nov 1892. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"BENITO--In this city, Oct. 13th, at the City and County Hospital, Gregorio BENITO, aged 35 years, a native of Chile." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 16 Oct 1865.
BENNES--In this city, December 9, Emma BENNES a native of Switzerland, aged 30 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Friday, December 11 at 1:30 o'clock from the parlor of _____, [sic] 228 McAllister Street. Internment, Mount Olivet Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Dec 1903, page 12, and San Francisco Examiner, 11 Dec 1903.
"BENNETT--In San Rafael, Sept. 19, 1960, Camille BENNETT, beloved wife of the late Paul C. BENNETT, loving mother of Paul Carl, Lucille LACAVA, William H., and Temple R. BENNETT, and Dorothy HOPCROFT, grandmother of 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, sister of William QUIGLEY and William DAVIES. Funeral services Friday at Ashley & McMullen's, 4200 Geary Blvd. at Sixth Ave. Time of service later." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 Sept 1960. Contact: genealogy@parquer.com
"BENNETT--Enetered into rest, in this city, November 4, Mrs. Catherine BENNETT, a native of Dublin, Ireland." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 Nov 1904.
"BENNETT, Edward J., 40 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1911.
"BENNETT--In San Francisco, January 21, 1901, Eunice S. BENNETT, beloved mother of Edmund J. and William C. BENNETT and Mrs. Alice G. CAMPBELL, a native of Ohio, aged 59 years, 8 months and 21 days. Funeral at Gilroy to-morrow (Thursday) January 24, 1901 at 10 o'clock a.m." Source: San Jose Daily Mercury , 23 Jan 1901. Trancribed by jch.
"BENNETT--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Sept. 21 -- Geo. W. BENNETT committed suicide by cutting his throat this morning at the Commercial Lodging House. It is supposed he was driven to it by poverty." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 22 Sept 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"BENNETT--In this city, May 27, Isabella BENNETT, a native of England, aged 66 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 7. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"BENNETT--In this city, June 3 1869, James BENNETT, a native of Ohio, aged 43 years. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend his funeral Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from 641 Sacramento Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 4, June 1869, p.2. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"BENNETT--In this city, March 5, Julia D. BENNETT, a native of Ireland, aged 37 years, 9 months and 16 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 6 March 1895.
"BENNETT--Dispatch from San Francisco, June 17 --Captain Nathaniel T. BENNETT, who went out in command of the Mohongo, but who was compelled to remain at the Islands at the last trip on account of ill health, died there of heart disease, and his remains are to be brought here for interment. His wife was with him when he died. He was about 45 years of age. He has been known as an efficient steamship commander on this coast for many years." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (San Joaquin Co., CA), 18 June 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"BENNETT--In this city, Feb. 28, 1954, Paul Carl BENNETT Sr., beloved husband of Camille BENNETT, loving father of Paul Carl Jr., Lucille LACAVA, William and Raymond BENNETT and Dorothy HOPCROFT, devoted grandfather of 15 grandchildren, devoted son of the late Harry and Eugenia BENNETT, brother of Lillian CUKA, Ruby BATHAM and Albert BENNETT; a native of San Francisco. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Ashley & McMullen's, 4200 Geary Blvd. at Sixth Ave." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 2 March 1954. Contact: Tesslyn@aol.com
"BENNETT--At Red Bluffs, Jan 5th, Smith BENNETT, aged 50 years, formerly of Ohio." Source: Daily Alta California, 13 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"BENNETT--In Santa Rosa, November 1, T.N. BENNETT, beloved husband of Susan M. BENNETT and father of Edward S. and Harry BENNETT of San Francisco, a native of Vermont, aged 78 years 6 months and 16 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 Nov 1904.
"BENNETT--DIED -- at the Insane Asylum, June 14th, W. BENNETT, a native of Germany, committed from San Francisco." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 16 June 1863. Transcribed by Dee.
"BENSINGER--In this city, June 20, Mary, beloved wife of Daniel BENSINGER, a native of the Parish of Drummiscon, County Louth, Ireland, aged 55 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Friday), at 8:30 o'clock a.m., from her late residence, No. 2409 Howard street; thence to St. Peter's Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o'clock a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 22 June 1888.



"BENSON--In this city, June 13, 1934, Charles BENSON, dearly beloved husband of Kate A. BENSON, loving father of Adele BENSON, brother of John D. BENSON of Kingsburg, CA (or CT); Gust A. BENSON of San Francisco, Marie BENSON of New York, and Mrs. Elin COMPTON of New Jersey, a native of Sweden.  A member of Loyal Mission Lodge, Manchester Union, Local No. 7494, and I.O.O.F.  Funeral services Saturday at 3 p.m., at Gantner, Felder, Kenny's Chapel, 1965 Market Street, at Duboce Ave.  Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, June 14, 1934. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"BENSON--In San Francisco, July 10, 1874, Emma BENSON, infant of Andrew and Bertha BENSON." Source: Sacramento Bee, 13 July 1874, p.3. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.

"BENSON--In this city, Feb. 16, 1946, Kate, dearly beloved mother of Adele BENSON and beloved sister of Mrs. Elisabeth BROWN, a native of San Francisco. Funeral Monday at 10:30 a.m. from Gantner, Felder, Kenny Chapel, 1965 Market Street at Duboce Ave. Services and interment private." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Feb 1946. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"BENTLEY--In this city, February 17, David BENTLEY, a native of Ohio, aged 63 years, 7 months and 13 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 19 Feb 1895.
"BENTLEY--Mrs. Mae SEYFERTH has just returned from San Francisco, where she was called to attend the funeral of her brother-in-law, who died at that place. She brought her sister, Mrs. BENTLEY, home with her for a short stay. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to these girls in their sad bereavement." Source: Surprise Valley Record (Cedarville, Modoc County, CA), 17 July 1929. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"BENTON--In this city, June 3, Lizzie, dearly beloved wife of Michael BENTON, and loving sister of Thomas KENNEY, Mrs. D. LUCEY of Winters, Cal., Mrs. J. GRANT and Mrs. M. McLAUGHLIN of Vacaville, Cal., a native of County Langford, Ireland, aged 26 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 June 1911. Transcribed by Evalou.
"BENTON--Dispatch from San Francisco, Aug. 17 -- The news of the murderous assault on the Cloverdale stage by robbers, last night, the killing of T.H. BENTON and mortally wounding Lieutenant COFFIN, created quite an excitement here today. This is the 3rd time the stage has been attacked recently by robbers, being successful in the first 2 attacks. The parties here interested in stopping the business will probably offer a reward for the arrest of the robbers engaged in this attack." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 18 Aug 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"BEPLER--At San Miguel Station, January 4 at 8 o'clock PM, Henriette Christine BEPLER, wife of Justus BEPLER, aged 33 years, 5 months and 7 days. She gave birth to twin boys December 26, and lingered until the above date." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 Jan 1869, p.2. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"BEPPLER, William, 48 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1911.
"BERG--Overwork Kills San Francisco Teamster -- WILLOWS (Glenn Co.), May 7 - Arthur BERG, a young San Francisco teamster, died here Saturday afternoon. His death was an indirect result of the fearful earthquake of the 18th. The young man was in the employ of a draying firm whose teams were constantly in demand. He worked night and day, and did not have his clothes off from the 18th to the 3d of this month, when he arrived from San Francisco with his mother. He was completely worn out and immediately went to bed. He had a presentiment that he was about to die, for he told his friends down there that he wanted to come to Willows to see his father before he died. The body was shipped to San Francisco and will be buried by the Teamsters' union, of which the deceased was a member." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 7 May 1906, Page 6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BERG--In this city, September 17, Ferdinand BERG, a native of Alsace, Germany, aged 45 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Friday) at 10 o'clock a.m., from Metzler Undertaking Company's parlors, [1892?] Folsom street, between Fourteenth and Fifteenth; by 11:30 a.m. train from Twenty-fifth and Valencia streets. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Sept. 1907, p. 6.


"BERG--In this city, Aug. 29, 1942, Melvina, beloved wife of the late Charles BERG; loving sister of Oscar E. MALECH; devoted aunt of Mrs. Lela Malech HOPPE. A member of Calif. Council No. 1, Sons and Daughters of Liberty. (San Diego papers please copy.) Funeral Monday at 11:00 a.m. from Gantner, Felder, Kenny Chapel, 1965 Market Street at Duboce Ave. Inurnment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 Aug 1942, Page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"BERG--In this city, May 6, 1902, Sadie BERG, beloved wife of Charles F. BERG, and sister of James F. and Thomas J. DIXON and Mrs. F.L. GADSBY, a native of San Francisco. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow at 9:30 o'clock from her late residence, 3735 Twenty Second Street, thence to St. James Church. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 08 May 1902, page 13. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"BERGEN--Joseph Fredrick BERGEN, sentenced to Alcatraz for desertion, made a plunge from the Government Steamer McPherson on Tuesday afternoon and was drowned. He was a member of the 10th United States Infantry Regement and was German, aged 24 years of age." Source: Sacramento Bee, 8, Jan 1895, p.2. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"BERGER--At San Juan, Feb. 16, Henry BERGER, aged about 62 years. [Another pioneer has crossed the river…the pioneer boot and shoemaker…For years he has lived a lonely life. His wife died almost 18 years ago and relatives in Canada kindly adopted his 2 daughters, while his son Robert lives in San Francisco…His funeral took place Wednesday under the auspices of the Masonic order in the little cemetery on the hill…]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, CA), 19 Feb 1897. Transcribed by Dee.
"BERGES--In this city, May 24, Isabelle Henriette, beloved wife if Peter BERGES, a native of Stockton, Cal., aged 27 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Thursday), at 3 o’clock p.m., from her late residence, No. 1511 Steiner street, corner Geary." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 26 May 1881. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"BERGEZ--In this city, March 16, Esther, daughter of John and Ester BERGEZ, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 years, 9 months and 20 days. The funeral will take place TO-DAY (Thursday), at 3 o'clock P.M. from 1412 Clay street. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 17 March 1887.
"BERGIN-- Near Mountain View, Santa Clara county, November 12, John Ricardo, son of of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. BERGIN, a native of California aged 11 years and 8 months." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Nov 1891. Transcribed by Pat Procida.
"BERGIN--In this city, July 11, Jos. BERGIN, a native of Vermont, aged 48 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 12 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"BERGSTRON--Francis William. Mortician, Roller & Hapgood." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr 1946. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
“BERKHOLM--Mr. Hans L. BERKHOLM, a passenger, died of consumption, 12th February, _8 days out lat. 48 17 south, long, _8 45 west, on board the American Bark Whiten, Gei_ton, Master, from New York to San Francisco.”  Source:  New York Herald, 28 July 1849.  Trans. By JI.
"BERLAN--Dispatch from San Francisco, Nov. 8 -- A German woman, the widow of Wm. BERLAN, committed suicide at the Mission by taking morphine. She leaves several children." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 8 Nov 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"BERNAL--In Hollister, July 10, Areres Cornelia BERNAL, a native of California, aged 19 years, 11 mos., 25 days." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 14 July 1905. Transcribed by Dee.
"BERNARD--Aloop BERNARD, 40, Aug. 25, Mexico."  Source: New York Times, 6 Oct 1851. Transcribed by J. Ireland
"BERNARD--In this city, Feb 20, 1942 Catherine Agnes BERNARD, loving daughter of Mrs. James P. BREEZE, sister of John and Martin FLYNN, William BREEZE, Mrs. Paul BURAN, Mrs. Max HARDER and Mrs. Helen RIVIERA, and the late Margaret DANIELS. Funeral Tuesday at 8 am from Gantner, Felder, Kenny Chapel 1965 Market Street at Dubouce Ave thence to St. Phillp's Church where a requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 Feb 1942. Submitted by Gail Cargile.
"BERNARD--SUDDEN DEATH - In San Francisco, Friday night about half-past 11 o'clock, a Frenchman named Henry BERNARD, aged 64 years, was in a saloon on the corner of Stockton and Vallejo streets. He suddenly felt sick, left the place and walked to the opposite corner when he fell to the ground. Officer BRANDT had him taken to the lodging-house of Mr. DEAVARENNE, No. 634 Vallejo street. Dr. HOWARD was called in, but the man soon expired." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 6 Jan 1868. Transcribed by Dee. 
"BERNARD--In San Francisco, March 4, John BERNARD, aged 10 months and 6 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 March 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.



"BERNARD--In Oakland, August 28, 1942, John H. BERNARD, beloved husband of Marie E. BERNARD, dear brother of Mrs. Anna ANDREWS and uncle of Pauline ANDREWS of Belmont, Mass.; a native of Massachusetts, aged 67 years. A member of Bethesda Lodge, F. & A. M. of Brighton, Mass., and Past Royal Patron of College Court 12, Order of the Amaranth of Berkeley. A life member of Oakland Council 12, R. & S. M. Friends are invited to attend services Tuesday, Sept. 1st, 1942, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the chimes, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, Friends are welcome to call at the Chapel of the James Taylor co., 15th and Jefferson Sts., Oakland until 12 o’clock noon on Tuesday. Funeral services under Masonic auspices." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 Aug 1942, Page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"BERNARD--In Seattle, December 7, John F., beloved son of John and Ellen BERNARD and brother of W. J. BERNARD and Mrs. J. D. MURRAY, a native of San Francisco, aged 45 years and 28 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 11 Dec 1903.
"BERNARD--In this city, 24th inst., Mason BERNARD (shipwright), aged 34 years, a native of Connecticut. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Thursday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from No. 44 Minna street, between First and Second." Source: Daily Alta California, 25 March 1869, page 4.
"BERNARD--The body of an unknown man who committed suicide early yesterday morning by throwing himself under the wheels of an electric car at the intersection of Howard and Thirteenth Streets, was identified in the morgue as Michael Domicile BERNARD, a singer who appeared at various times at the Tivoli and other places of amusement in this city. Recently he had been living in Fruitvale, where he had engaged in breeding Belgian hares and pigeons. On account of financial straights he had been despondent for some time before his death." Source: San Francisco Call, 2 May 1902, page 8. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"BERNARD--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: R. BERNARD." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BERNARD--In this city, December 21, 1897, William Benedict BERNARD, a native of Germany, aged 24 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 Dec 1897, p. 13. Transcribed  by Pat Procida.
"BERNHARD--in San Francisco, Nov. 15, Albert, eldest son of Isaac and Sarah BERNHARD, of Petaluma, aged 15 years." Source: Sonoma Democrat, 28 Nov 1874.
"BERNHARD--San Francisco, Nov. 15, 1874, Albert, the oldest son of Isaac and Sarah BERNHARD of Petaluma, aged 15y." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 26 Nov 1874. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor. 
"BERNHARD--Bert W." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1907. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"BERNHART--In this city, June 29, 1920, Rosa BERNHART, a native of Germany, aged 70 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Thursday) at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Halsted & Co., 1122 Sutter st." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 June 1920. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"BERNSTEIN--In this City and County Hospital, January 17, 1899, Joseph BERNSTEIN, a native of Russia, aged 57 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 18 Jan 1899. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"BERNSTEIN--Julius, aged 4 years, 3 months and 7 days, in SF, 8/5/1878, son of H. and Rachel BERNSTEIN." Source: Alta California, 7 Aug 1878. Transcribed by Colleen Norby.
"BERNSTEN--In this city, November 4, Roy Andrew, beloved and youngest son of Lilia and George BERNSTEN and brother of Alvia BERNSTEN, a native of San Francisco, aged 6 months and 14 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 Nov 1904.
"BERNTSEN--Alvera W., In San Francisco, August 22, 1973, Alvera W. BERNTSEN, dear daughter of the late George and Lillie BERNTSEN; also survived by many friends in San Francisco; a native of San Francisco, CA, aged 73 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Delores Chapel of Comisky-Roche Funeral Home, Delores and 16th sts, Rev. Waldo ELLICKSON officiating. Private interment, Olivet Memorial Park. Donations to the Ernest H. Rosenbaum Cancer Research Fund, Mt. Zion Hospital, San Francisco preferred. Ronald W. Brown, Director 861-7170. " Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Aug 1973. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com



"BERNTSEN--Susanna (Molly).  In San Francisco May 22, 1977, dearly beloved mother of Victor SWANSON, Clara FROESCHIE, Violet WILKINSON and the late Hermann BERNTSEN, also survived by eleven grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren, a native of Bergen, Norway, aged 97 years.  Friends may visit Monday from 2-9 p.m. at Currivan's Chapel on the Sunset, Irving St. at 26th Ave.  Funeral Tuesday 10 a.m. in the Mortuary.  Interment Tuesday, 3 p.m., Masonic Cemetery, Modesto, California." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, Monday, May 23, 1977. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"BERONIO, Pietro." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 28 Jan 1894, p. 20.
"BERRY--DEATH OF CAPTAIN BERRY - David J. BERRY, Captain of Company A, Second Cavalry, died at Camp Union on Tuesday evening, and was buried yesterday afternoon. The deceased had been ill some three weeks prior to his death. He was a native of Maine, but had been a resident of San Francisco a number of years before joining the regiment, which he did September 5, 1861, soon after volunteers were called for in this State. Captain BERRY was regarded as an excellent soldier and a true patriot by all who knew him, and was especially esteemed by the rank and file of the regiment as a just and considerable officer to the men under his command. The interment took place at New Helvetia Cemetery. The formal service was administered by Rev. W.H. HILL. The remains of deceased were followed to the grave by nearly all the soldiers stationed at Camp Union." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 11 May 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BERRY--At Fresno, Cal, May 12, Fulton N., only son of Fulton G. and Mary E. BERRY, aged 26 years, 5 months and 27 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Saturday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the residence of his grandfather, E.N. TORREY, Esq., 2212 Howard street. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Call, 14 May 1887, p. 8.
"BERRY--In this city, Dec 18th, at the City and County Hospital, George BERRY, aged 47 years, a native of England." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 20 Dec 1865.
"BERRY--In this city, May 26, Nick BERRY, a native of Peoria, Ill., aged 36 years and 9 months." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 27 May 1889. Transcribed by Brian White.


"BERRY--In San Francisco, Feb. 28, Samuel BERRY, aged 45 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 March 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BERRYESSA--Near Berryessa, March 17, 1903, Helen Agnes (DAVIS), beloved wife of Joseph J. BERRYESSA and mother of Josephine, Mary Catherine, Mary Elizabeth, Frederick, Arthur, Neva, Walter, and Albert BERRYESSA, a native of San Franciscp, Cal., aged 58 years. Interment Calvary Cemetery, San Jose." Source: San Jose Herald, 18 March 1903. Contact: Ken Davis kendavis@sbcglobal.com
"BERRYESSA--In San Francisco, Cal., December 17, 1929, Joseph J. BERRYESSA, dearly beloved father of Mrs. W. F. SCHLOSSER, Mrs. Catherine TETRAULT, Mrs. J. F. WEGNER, Fred, Arthur, and Albert BERRYESSA and the late Mrs. Elizabeth HALEY, loving brother of Ysidro, Daniel, and Abel BERRYESSA and Mrs. Charles MITTAUER, a native of San Jose, Cal., aged 88 years, 3 days. San Francisco papers please copy. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Friday, December 20, at 9:30 a.m. from San Jose Undertaking Co., 210 So. 2nd Street, thence to St. Patrick's Church where mass will be said at 10:00 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery, San Jose." Source: San Jose Mercury Herald, 19 Dec 1929. Contact: Ken Davis kendavis@sbcglobal.com 
"BERREYSA--ANOTHER MURDER - A Mexican named Martine BERRYESA was stabbed and instantly killed at Pinole, Contra Costa county, on the 8th instant, by one FRANCISCO. The murder was premeditated and committed in revenge for a charge of horse stealing, preferred by the victim against the assassin. FRANCISCO fled, but was pursued and arrested by some witnesses of the deed, and is now in jail at Martinez awaiting trial. He had 2 accessories, who both escaped." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 17 Feb 1864. Transcribed by Dee.
"BERTA--In this city, March 12, Luigi BERTA, a native of Anzonco, Switzerland, aged 21 years, 5 months and 16 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Monday) at 2 o'clock P.M., from the undertaking parlors of Lacchert and Laciagarupi, 627 Broadway." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 14 March 1887.
"BERTHLER--Dropped Dead - Albert C. BERTHLER, formerly recorder of the city and county of San Francisco, and a well-known politician, dropped dead of heart disease

Saturday night in San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 26 Dec 1904. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BERTI--In San Francisco, California, August 27, 1940, Guiseppe BERTI, beloved husband of Madalena BERTI, loving father of Jerry and Pete BERTI, Lilly SIMONI and Julia WELCH of San Jose; dear son of Clementina and the late Peter BERTI; grandfather of Steve, Jerry Jr. and Barbara BERTI of San Jose. A native of Toscana, Italy, aged 57 years, 2 months, 2 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral today, Friday, August 30, 1940 at 8:30 a.m. from the chapel of Denegri-Geoffroy-Origlia, Second and San Carlos streets, thence to Holy Family church, River and San Fernando streets where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul commencing at 9 o'clock. Thence to Santa Clara Catholic cemetery. Parking provided at all time at Gilmore station, Third and San Carlos streets." Source: San Jose Mercury Herald, 30 Aug 1940, p. 20. Transcribed by Chris Havnar.
"BERTLIN--In this city, January 18, 1935 Reinhold (John) BERTLIN, beloved godfather of Marcella ARCHER, dear friend of the MANNING family.  Late captain of the ship Keroskee and member of the Masters and Mates and Pilots Association.  (Portland and Long Beach papers please copy.) Friends are invited to attend the funeral Monday at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Harry M. Glynn, 3945 24th st., near Sanchez st.  Interment, Holy Cross." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Jan 1935, page 15. Transcribed by Colleen Norby.


"BERTOLET--In this city, November 7, 1936, Edward Reed, loving husband of Mary BERTOLET, father of Wellington, Carol and the late Reginald BERTOLET. Funeral services Tuesday, November 10, at 2 p.m., at the Peter Magendie Mortuary , Golden Gate near Fillmore." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Nov 1936. Transcribed by Martha.
"BERTRAM--In this city, January 17th, Charles, son of Thomas and Mary BERTRAM, aged 7 months and 10 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, from No. 11 Garden street, between Harrison and Bryand and Sixth and Seventh, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 18 Jan 1870.
"BERTRAM--In this city, December 27, 1908, Henry BERTRAM, late of Klamath[on], Siskiyou County, Cal, a native of Ohio, aged 49 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Thursday) at 9 o'clock from the parlors of McAvoy & Co., 12235 Market street, between Eighth and Ninth, thence to St. Brendan's Church for services. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 29 Dec 1898, p. 11.
"BERTRAND--In this city, May 6, 1902, Adele BERTRAND, beloved mother of Adolph de BONET, a native of Belgium, aged 78 years, 4 months and 11 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Thursday, May 8, 1902 at 1 o'clock from the mortuary chapel of the Golden Gate Undertaking Company, 2475 Mission Street. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 08 May 1902, page 13. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"BERTUCCI--In this city, November 10, Charles, beloved husband of Mary BERTUCCI, father of Edward, Ernest, Alfred, Emma, Irene, Albina and Adaline BERTUCCI, son-in-law of Mrs. A. PRATO and brother of Mrs. K. CAPURRO, a native of Italy, aged 44 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 11 Nov 1904.
"BERTZ--In this city, January 22, Laura E., second daughter of J. and Carrie BERTZ, aged 10 years, 6 months and 7 days. The funeral will take place TO-DAY (Saturday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, 2215 Fillmore street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 23 Jan 1886. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"BESBY--In this city, October 27, 1917, Jane, widow of the late Henry BESBY, dearly beloved mother of Mrs. H.N. KELLEY, Mrs. A. W. GRANT, Joseph A. and William A. BESBY, Mrs. George SEGURSON and Mrs. B.H. HOLMES and the late Edward and Anselm BESBY, and sister of Mrs. Hugh CURRAN and Sister M. Gertrude of Villa Maria, Ohio; a native of Glasgow, Scotland, aged 71 years, 5 months 11 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today, Tuesday at 9 o'clock, from the parlors of McAvoy-O'Hara Company, 2651 Market street; thence to Holy Cross Church, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, by automobile." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 39 Oct 1917, p. 4. Transcribed by jch.
"BESCHORMANN--In this city, May 17, Frederecke E., beloved wife of August H. BESCHORMANN, aged 69 years and 22 days. Friends and acqaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, No. 905 Howard street. C.F. BESCHORMANN, Mrs. Wm. G. KOCH, Adolph BESCHORMANN, Mrs. John MAYER, Otto BESCHORMANN, children." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 19 May 1884.
"BESSAC--In Hollister, Anah O. BESSAC, a native of California, aged 24 years, 4 mos., 24 days. [Anah Orielle BESSAC was born in Minneapolis, Kansas, April 3, 1881, and died in Hollister, Cal., Aug. 27, 1905...Miss BESSAC was a young lady of rare qualities…She was kind, thoughtful and sweet-spirited, and the gentle influence of her life will long be felt…Miss BESSAC prepared herself for a public school teacher and was teaching her 3rd term when compelled to forsake her chosen work by ill health. For 2 years she suffered greatly although not always confined to the house. During her last illness, she suffered extreme pain which she bore with rare patience, and she was happy and resigned…The funeral

services were held at the residence of her parents, Rev. Hugh COPELAND officiating…Those left to mourn her death are her parents, Mr. & Mrs. H.W. BESSAC; her grandmother, Mrs. Grace BAGNALL; her sisters, Mrs. Virginia JOHNSON of San Francisco, and Miss Grace BESSAC; her brothers, H.W.
BESSAC, Jr., of Stockton, H.B. BESSAC of Tesla, Richard, Charley and Genie BESSAC, of Hollister, and her affianced, F.E. BAGNALL, of Oxnard.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 1 Sept 1905. Transcribed by Dee.
"BESSAC--DEATH SUMMONS A PHYSICIAN--THERMALITO (Butte Co.), December 5 - Dr. H.B. BESSAC, the physician of the Butte County infirmary, situated at this place, died at his residence in Oroville Saturday night at 10:15 o'clock, at the age of 59. Previous to his appointment last January, Dr. BESSAC was a resident of Forbestown, this county. He was a graduate of Michigan University at Ann Arbor, and a post graduate of New York University. He has only resided in California a few years. He leaves a wife and two sons, one of whom resides in Philadelphia and the other in Seattle. The remains will be cremated in San Francisco on Wednesday. He has been in poor health several months, resulting from injuries received in a runaway accident last August." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 5 Dec 1904. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BESSE--In San Francisco, April 14, 1948, Melanie, dearly beloved wife of Alfred BESSE, loving mother of Gaston BESSE, sister of Henri RUDELE and Mari BOUSCAL of France, grandmother of Robert and Denise BESSE, mother-in-law of Helen BESSE; a native of France, aged 64 years. A member of Club d'Arical, and Lafayette Club of Oakland. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Saturday, April 17, at 9 o'clock a.m. at the chapel of Albert Engel & Co., 3630 Telegraph ave and 37th st, Oakland, thence to Sacred Heart Church, where a Requiem High Mass will be offered for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9:30 o'cock a.m. Recitation of the Rosary Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Entombment, St. Joseph's Mausoleum." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 Apr 1948.
"BESSER--In this city, July 9, John BESSER, a native of New York, aged 64 years 11 months and 28 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1911.
"BEST--Henry BEST died on Monday [19 July 1887] of injuries caused by a fall." Source: Sacramento Bee (Bay Gleanings), 19 July 1887, p.3. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"BETAGH--In San Francisco, May 14th, Johanna, wife of Christopher BETAGH, a native of Cork, Ireland, aged 43 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 15 May 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BETTIS--In Oakland, July 10, Addie E., wife of John BETTIS, aged 18 years, 10 months and 26 days. [Grass Valley papers please copy.] Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Friday), from the residence of Mrs. BOYCE, Third street, between Jefferson and Grove, Oakland." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 11 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"BETTNER--SHOT HIMSELF - A German named C. BETTNER blew his brains out at the Benton House, San Francisco, on Sunday last. The ball entered the right temple and passed through his head. He lived about an hour. BETTNER came from Sonora, Tuolumne county." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 2 Dec 1863. Transcribed by Dee.
"BEVAN--In San Francisco, September 14th, Julia, beloved wife of E.J. BEVAN, a native of California, aged 36 years. Remains arrived in this city last night and will be shipped to Plymouth to-day for interment." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Sept 1894. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"BEWLEY--Grace Muzella, died 15 Sept 1942 at San Francisco Hospital. Usual residence 159 Highland, San Francisco. Married, spouse Ray L. BEWLEY. Age 66 years, 6 months, 10 days. Born 5 Marh 1876, Pennsylvania. Father Andrew C. CARAL of England. Mother Mary Ann BELL of England. Buried Cypress Lawn. Funeral Director H. Suhr Co., Inc." Source: Death Certificate, transcribed from microfiche files of City & County of San Francisco. Transcribed by Evalou.

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