San Francisco Genealogy
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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.

"BIANCHI--GONE OVER THE RANGE - MME. Giovanni BIANCHI - Mme. Giovanni BIANCHI died in San Francisco, February 22d, aged 67 years. Although not a pioneer of the earliest days in California history, she was said to be the mother of music in San Francisco. Mme. BIANCHI had a repertoire of forty-two operas, and such a favorite as she was probably never known in the State. At the time Signor E. BIANCHI and his wife arrive there but three theaters in the city, the Metropolitan, Maguire's Opera House and the Lyceum. For a number of years Mme. BIANCHI starred at the old Metropolitan and other theaters. Tiring of stage life, and at the solicitation of many of her admirers, she concluded to devote her attention to teaching, and hundreds of local choir-singers and many people have since gained prestige through their voices owe their success to the careful and kindly training of Mme. BIANCHI." Source: The Pioneer (San Jose, CA), 15 Mar 1895.
"BIANCHI--In this city, February 22, Madame G. BIANCHI, beloved wife of Signor E. BIANCHI, and mother of Eugene BIANCHI, Jr." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 23 Feb 1895.
"BIAS--Juan BIAS and an unknown man were found asphyxiated in bed yesterday afternoon in the New Pyrenee House, 1314 Stockton Street, San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 12 Nov 1901. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BIBEAU--In this city, May 10, Isai BIBEAU, a native of Canada, aged 55 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 11 May 1881. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"BICKFORD--SAN FRANCISCO, May 23. - The following deaths were on record yesterday in San Francisco...BICKFORD, Allethe Marie - 74 years." Source: Oakland Tribune, 23 May 1934, Page C 31. Transcribed by jch.
"BIESTA--In this city, February 2, 1894, F[??] BIESTA, a native of Turin, Italy, aged 70 years {....?]" Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 4 Feb 1894, p. 9.


"BIGELOW, Charles L." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 1 Feb 1894, p. 10.

"BIGELOW--In this city, October 22d, of heart disease, George Homer BIEGELOW, aged 46 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 23 October 1878.

"BIGELOW--Mary, 64 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Nov 1892. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"BIGELOW--BURIAL OF PROMINENT WOMAN OF SISSON (Siskiyou Co.) May 26--Miss Sarah L. BIGELOW, a prominent and highly respected woman of Shasta Valley, who died in San Francisco, was buried in Edgewood Wednesday afternoon. The funeral was one of the largest ever known in the valley, and the services were impressive." Source: Sacramento Bee, 26 May 1904, Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BIGGAR--Ethel W., died 24 Oct 1981 at Franklin Hospital, Castro & Duboce St., San Francisco. Usual Residence 2410 Pacific Ave., San Francisco. Widowed. Age 88. Born 13 Dec 1892 Chicago, Ill. Father, Henry WILKE of Illinois. Mother, Bertha IFF of Illinois. Funeral Director Halsted/Gray Co. Buried Cypress Lawn Cemetery." Source: Death Certificate, transcribed from microfiche files of City & County of San Francisco. Transcribed by Evalou.
"BIGGS--Wm. J. BIGGS, 7 weeks, Aug. 23, San Francisco."  Source: New York Times, 6 Oct 1851. Transcribed by J. Ireland.
"BIGGY--In this city, March 2, Mare E., wife of William J. BIGGY, a native of San Francisco, aged 35 years 2 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 4 March 1895.


"BIGLER--Interment in San Francisco, April 18, Mary BIGLER, New York, 2." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"BIGLEY--In San Francisco, September 9, J. BIGLEY, aged 64 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 10 Sept 1872. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BIGOT--In this city, September 28, 1897, Theodore BIGOT, a native of France, aged 72 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 29 September 1897, p. 3. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.


"BILLMAN--MORTIFYING MURDER -- On Sunday morning, 20th inst., a most brutal assassination was committed in San Francisco. Mr. A. BILLMAN was the unfortunate victim of the cowardly murder. He was found in his back yard, in a dying condition, insensible, and, of course, unable to throw any light upon his horrible condition. The brain was oozing from his right ear, and his skull mashed down upon the left brain. The whole brain was beaten in. The left arm and 3 fingers of the left hand were fractured. Near by him lay a dray pin some 10 or 12 pounds in weight, covered with blood and hair. This was the instrument used for the murder. He died about 7 o'clock, Sunday evening. His wife says some one knocked at the door during the night, and her husband got up, and went out, and not returning at the end of half an hour, she arose to see what had become of him, and found him in the condition above stated. She says she heard no noise while the murder was being consummated. Her story, however, is contradicted by the appearance of the house, which shows that the 1st blow the unfortunate victim received was in the kitchen, as signs of a scuffle and of blood were on the floor, sufficient to show that such a scene could not have occurred without the knowledge of all the inmates of the house. The police have arrested Mrs. BILLMAN, a person named James MAGNESS, brother-in-law to Mrs. BILLMAN's 1st husband, and a negro named MOSE, who formerly belonged to Mrs. B.'s 1st husband, upon suspicion of being the murderers. Mrs. B. was a prostitute before BILLMAN married her. The murdered man had a ranch and over a hundred head of cattle near Benicia, and it is suspected, says the 'Herald,' that his death has been compassed by his wife, the widow of the deceased MAGNESS and the former mistress of the living MAGNESS, and by James MAGNESS, for the double purpose of getting possession of his Benicia property and of the schooner Morning Light. The negro MOSE is suspected of being the agent in this murder, for very strong reasons which have been ferreted out by the detectives. He stated positively that he retired at 12 o'clock, whereas it has been ascertained that he applied for lodgings at 2 o'clock, at which time he wore a black silk hat, but was refused unless he could pay the money. Mose went away, but returned half an hour afterwards with a brown hat and an iron pot, which letter he offered as compensation for his lodging. That pot has since been recognized as the one which belonged to BILMAN [spelled 2 ways], the murdered man, and was in his back yard the night previous to the murder." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 27 Feb 1859. Transcribed by Dee.

"BILLMAN-CONVICTED -- Moses TATE, the negro under trial in San Francisco for the murder of BILLMAN, has been found guilty of "murder in the 2nd degree." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 27 Mar 1859. Transcribed by Dee.
"BILZ--BILZ, John A - 64 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Sept 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.
"BILZ--In Pleasanton, September 13, John Adolf, beloved husband of Katherine BILZ and father of Mrs. E. SIMARD and Selma and Minnie BILZ, a native of Baden, Germany, aged 64 years. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Sunday), at 3 o'clock p. m., from Druids' Hall, under the auspices of Alisal Lodge, F. and A.M. Interment, O. F. Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Sept 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.
"BINGHAM--In this city, October 11, at 7 a.m., Luvia BINGHAM, only daughter of W.G. (deceased) and Medora (OWENS) BINGHAM, a native of Carson City, Nev., aged 10 years, 3 months and 10 days. (Kentucky and Michigan papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from the Church of the Advent, Howard street, between Second and Third, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 12 Oct 1873.
"BINKELMANN--In Grass Valley, Sept 1, Annie M., daughter of David and Sophia BINKELMANN, aged 9 years, 4 months and 27 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 6 Sept 1873.
"BINNS--Louise Sophie, died 28 Jan 1936 at Garden Nursing Home, 2750 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. Usual residence 580 McAllister St., San Francisco. Widowed. Age 74 years, 8 months, 22 days. Born 6 May 1861 at ?Marienall?] Germany. Father, GERBERDING of Germany. Mother, THIELE of Germany. Cypress Lawn. Funeral Director, Gray & Co." Source: Death Certificate, transcribed from microfiche files of City & County of San Francisco. Transcribed by Evalou.
"BINSACCA--In Watsonville, November 4, Clara F., beloved wife of Arnold BINSACCA, mother of Elvira and Maldina BINSACCA and sister of Nicholas, John and Frank DOMINIC and Pauline GARRASSINO, Mrs. E. DONDERO and Mrs. L. DeMARTINI, a native of San Francisco, aged 30 years, 10 months and 3 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 Nov 1904.
"BIRCH--In this city, March 10, Clarence E. BIRCH, a native of California, aged 33 years, 2 months and 17 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 12 March 1895.
"BIRCH--In Shanghae, Oct. 4th, William E. BIRCH, of San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 15 Dec 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BIRCHALL--In this city, December 5, Edward BIRCHALL, aged 37 years, 6 months and [?] days. Funeral to-day, at 10 o'clock a.m., 1603 Eddy street." Source: Daily Alta California, 7 Dec 1885.


"BIRD--Cholera--The interments on Saturday and yesterday include a number of deaths by cholera...Nov. 2, 1850: Eliza BIRD, 30, England, typhus fever." Source: Alta California, 4 Nov 1850 (Transcribed from microfilm held at University of Nevada, Reno). Transcribed by Martha Richards.

"BIRD--In this city, February 15, James BIRD, a native of Australia, aged 24 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Feb 1884, p. 7. Transcribed by Evalou.

"BIRD--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 Second Cabin passengers] the lost are: J.R. BIRD." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BIRDSALL--In this city, February 27, George BIRDSALL, a native of Tarrytown, N.Y., aged 58 years. (Westchester County, N.Y. papers plese copy.) Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, 729 Harrison street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 March 1874.


"BIRMANN--In this city, December 6, Anna M., wife of F. BIRMANN (butcher), native of Germany, aged 24 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, No. 620 Vallejo street, between Kearny and Dupont, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 7 Dec 1873.
"BIRNIE--In Mill Valley, July 4, 1937, John Carfraie, dearly Beloved husband of Mary SIMPSON BIRNIE, loving brother of Mrs. Frank S. WRINCH of Visalia; a native of Canada. Private funeral services July 6 (Robert F. Russell Service)." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 6 July 1937, p.9. Submitted by Ron Filion.


"BIRO--In this city, November 13, Edward, beloved son of Julius BIRO, a native of New York, aged 8 years 3 months and 15 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 14 Nov 1904.
"BISHOP--In Oakland, November 21 Gurdon, beloved husband of the later Mary Ann W. BISHOP and father of Mrs. Emma WILLIAMS and the late O.H. BISHOP, a native of New London Conn. aged 82 years, 1 month and 15 days. (Hartford, New Haven and New London papers please copy). **Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Tuesday) at 10 o'clock a.m. from his late residence John street, off Piedmont avenue, Interment, Mountain View Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 23 Nov 1897. Transcribed by Pat Procida.
"BISSELL--In this city, November 18th, George C. BISSELL, a native of Walingford, Conn., aged 41 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Saturday), at 2 o’clock, from the residence of Mrs. Marion HILL, No. 905 Bush street, without further notice." Source: Alta California, 19 Nov 1870.
"BISSET--On Tuesday, March 15, Martha E., daughter of Andrew BISSETT [sic.], a native of Brooklyn, N.Y." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 16 March 1887.
"BITTERLING--In the City and County hospital, March 15, Charles BITTERLING, a native of Germany, aged 27 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 17 March 1887.
"BIX--January 8, 1874 - George BIX drowned in the bay at San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"BJORKMAN--In San Leandro, December 31, 1898, John August, beloved husband of Augusta
BJORKMAN, and father of Mea, Martha and Philip A. BJORKMAN, a native of Sweden, aged 62 years 11 months and 20 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Monday) at 1 o'clock, from Masonic Hall, San Leandro. Interment San Lorenzo Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 Jan 1899.

"BJORKMAN--Victor - In this city, November 23, brother of John BJORKMAN and uncle of Ture BJORKMAN; a native of Sweden. A member of Swedish Society, and Snohomish Aerie, No. 195, F.O.E., of Snohomish, Wash. Funeral Tuesday at Anderson's. Interment, National Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Nov 1940, p. 9. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.

"BLACK--In this city, February 8th, Alice M., only daughter of Charles E [or F.?] and Ellen M. BLACK, a native of San Francisco, aged 3 mos. and 11 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 9 Feb 1874. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.

"BLACK--In this city, October 23, George Francis, beloved child of William and Annie BLACK, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 years and 3 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Friday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from the residence of the parents, corner at Twentieth and Alabama streets." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 24 Oct 1879, p. 4. Transcribed by Ron Filion.
"BLACK--The wife of a pioneer, Mr. James BLACK, of Marin Co., died suddenly in San Francisco one day last week. Her son-in-law, Dr. BURDELL, was administering chloroform, intending to perform a dental operation, when she expired. Heart disease, assisted probably by the chloroform caused her death." Source: The Petaluma Journal and Argus, (Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA) 3 March 1864. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BLACK--In this city, December 9, John A. BLACK, beloved brother of Mrs. Joseph BAKER and William BLACK, a native of Philadelphia, aged 47 years 7 months and 6 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Friday), at 2 o'clock p.m. from the parlors of H. F. Suhr & Co., 1137 Mission street, between Seventh and Eighth. Interment private, I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 11 Dec 1903.


"BLACK--In San Francisco Dec. 2, 1965, Rowena Abbott BLACK, dearly beloved wife of Paul W. BLACK of San Francisco; loving sister of Edwin Littleton ABBOTT. A native of Hillsboro, Texas. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 4, 1965 at 2 p.m. at the Patterson & O'Connell Chapel by the Wayside 1311 So. El Camino Real, San Mateo. Interment Monday, Dec 5, 1965 at 2 P.M. at Woodlawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Dec 1965, p. 32. Submitted by Wanda Marsh.

"BLACK--William H. BLACK, conductor of an electric car on the Sutro line, running to Ocean Beach, San Francisco, was killed last night as the result of a collision with a steam train of the Cliff House Line. The accident occured on the corner of California Street and 6th Avenue." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 April 1902, p.7. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"BLACKBURN---Judge BLACKBURN, of Santa Cruz, a well known pioneer, died suddenly at his lodgings at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, in this city [San Francisco] yesterday morning. BLACKURN [spelled 2 ways] crossed the plains, reaching this coast in the Autumn of 1845, and settle immediately thereafter near the Mission of Santa Cruz." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 27 March 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.


"BLACKBURN--In this city, at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Jane, wife of L. F. BLACKBURN, a native of New York City, aged 30 years and 8 months. (New York and Virginia City papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respeectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Tuesday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from Trinity Church, corner Post and Powell sts." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 16 Dec 1873.

"BLACKMAN--At Heppner, Or, December 2, Morrow J., child of Henry and Fannie BLACKMAN, aged 8 months." Source: Daily Alta California, 7 Dec 1885.
"BLACKTON--Timothy Paul BLACKTON - Age 38, of Glendale, Oregon, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Hull & Hull Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Glendale Assembly of God Church with Pastor Terry Bess officiating. Interment will follow at Glendale Memorial Cemetery. Rememberances may be made to Glendale Assembly of God Church, Sunday School Bus Fund, P.O. Box B, Glendale, Oregon 97442. He was born April 15, 1964, in San Francisco, CA. In 1983 he moved to Glendale. On Jan. 10, 200, he married Paula PHILLIPS. He was employed at Seven Feathers Resort and Casino for eight years. He was a member of Glendale Assembly of God Church where he served as a Royal Explorers leader. From 1984 to 1989 he volunteered with the Glendale Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, model cars, and ceramics. He played Santa Claus at Seven Feathers and in Glendale. In addition to his wife, Paula BLACKTON, he is survived by three sons, Luke BLACKTON; Benjamin BLACKTON; and Joseph BLACKTON; a sister, Connie DIMMICK, all of Glendale; aunt and uncle, Charles and Charlene STAMM of Arnold, Missouri; a niece, Opal ELDER; and two great-nieces, Jasmine ELDER and Audry ELDER all of Grants Pass, OR." Source: The News-Review (Roseburg, OR), 10 Nov 2002. Contact: GGDGEN@aol.com
"BLACKURN---Judge BLACKBURN [spelled 2 ways], of Santa Cruz, a well known pioneer, died suddenly at his lodgings at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, in this city [San Francisco] yesterday morning. BLACKURN crossed the plains, reaching this coast in the Autumn of 1845, and settle immediately thereafter near the Mission of Santa Cruz." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 27 March 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc. 
"BLACKWELL--FOUND DEAD - A man named John BLACKWELL was found dead on Wednesday last, on the Point Lobos road, near San Francisco. He was a native of England, aged about 60 years. He had been working on a ranch in the neighborhood where he was found for some time previous to his death. The Coroner supposes that he fell in an apoplectic fit and expire instantly. 2 faithful dogs were found beside him, and they could not be driven away till the body was put in the dead wagon to be brought to the city." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 8 Apr 1865. Transcribed by Dee.
"BLAIR--Helen J. - In Larkspur, November 24, Helen J., beloved wife of Louis A. BLAIR, devoted mother of Edmund, Lorraine and Florence BLAIR, sister of Rena B. HANNA, a native of San Francisco. Funeral Wednesday from Keaton's Mortuary, San Rafael, thence to St. Patrick's Church, Larkspur. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Nov 1940, p. 9. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.


"BLAISDELL--In San Francisco, March 14, 1887, Charles S. BLAISDELL, son-in-law of L.R. [submitter's note: should be C.R.] SEELY, aged 29 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of Mr. SEELY, near Santa Clara, at 11 o'clock TO-DAY (Wednesday), March 16th." Source: San Jose Daily Mercury, 16 March 1887. Contact: Christine Havnar jchavnar@sbcglobal.net

"BLAISE--In this city, May 17, Eugenia dearly beloved wife of Andrew J. BLAISE and loving mother of Edward, Joseph, Amalia and Catherine BLAISE, a native of Strassburg, Alsace, aged 34 years and 1 months. A member of Christliche Mutter Verein. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Saturday) at 8:15 o'clock a.m. from the residence of H.W. Gantner, 74 Pond street, between Sixteenth and Seventeenth and Sanchez and Noe streets, thence to St. Anthony's Church, Army street, near Folsom, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o'clock a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 May 1906. Contact: Barbara Orsborn ibfaithful@charter.net Contact: Lyn Diehl WattsInn@aol.com

"BLAKE--In this city, January 17, Dr. Charles E., beloved husband of Martha FOSTER BLAKE and brother of Dr. Charlotte BLAKE BROWN, aged 48 years, 5 months and 3 days. The funeral services will be held to-day (Friday) at 1:30 o'clock p.m. at the Plymouth Congregational Church, Post street, between Buchanan and Webster. Friends and acquaintances and members of all organizations to which the deceased belonged are respectfully invited to attend. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Jan 1904.
"BLAKE--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Nov. 18 - John BLAKE, a laborer, was killed this morning by the caving of a bank on the corner of Polk and Vallejo streets. His head was crushed. He was single and had no relatives in California." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 19 Nov 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"BLAKE--In this city, March 10, N. J. BLAKE, a native of Canada, aged 53 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 March 1899, p.10. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.


"BLAKE--In this city, November 21, Sumner C. BLAKE, brother of Francis BLAKE and Mrs. W.L. WITHAM, a native of Portland, Me., aged 48 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Monday, November [23?], from Odd Fellows Hall, Montgomery street." Source: Daily Alta California, 23 Nov 1885.
"BLAKELY--San Francisco, June 6 -- The little son of Thomas BLAKELY, who was torn by a lion on Long Bridge recently, died of his injuries yesterday. Mr. GILBERT, owner of the savage beast, killed it after he heard of the child's death." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 7 June 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"BLAKELY--[June 2d 1866] - Child of William BLAKELY torn by a California lion at the menagerie on Long Wharf, San Francisco, and fatally injured." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1867, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BLAKELY--Died in Santa Rosa, Feb. 25, 1889, Mrs. Hester BLAKELY, native of Mi., aged 75y. (San Francisco & Mi. copy)." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 2 March 1889. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BLANCHARD--At Stockton, July 15th, Charles A. BLANCHARD, aged 16 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 21 July 1875.


"BLANCO--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. BLANCO." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BLANEY--In this city, Dec 27th, Francis Henry, youngest son of John and Margaret BLANEY, aged 5 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 28 Dec 1865.
"BLANK--In this city, June 28, 1895, Louis, beloved husband of Emma and father of Netty and Lilly BLANK, a native of Charleston, S.C., aged 40 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Monday), at 10:30 o'clock a.m., from his late residence, 208 Hyde street. Funeral will leave on 11:45 o'clock a.m. train from Third and Townsend streets. Interment Home of Peace Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 July 1895, p. 11.


"BLANKENSHIP--Jacob A. - At rest, November 21, 1974, Jacob A. BLANKENSHIP, Col. U.S. Army Ret., dear friend of Edna HANSEN (Bend Oregon). Funeral procession departs Monday, November 25, at 10:15 a.m. from Godeau, 41 Van Ness Ave, nr. Market St. For interment services, Golden Gate National Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Nov 1974. Contact: John Ireland irish1682@sbcglobal.net
"BLASKOWER, Marks." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1911.
"BLATTER--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, May 29 ? Louisa BLATTER, known as Swiss Lizzie, a waiter girl in a saloon on Kearney street, dropped dead in the saloon last evening." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 1 May 1865. Transcribed by Dee.
"BLATTNER--In this city, April 23d, Henrietta, daughter of John J. and Margaret BLATTNER, aged 12 years, 9 months and 4 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 24 Apr 1875.
"BLEASE--SINGULAR SUICIDE -- A man named Henry BLEASE was found dead in his bed room in San Francisco on Saturday morning. The deceased was a painter and resided at 69 Natoma street. The 'Call' says: The deceased was last seen alive on Friday night, and as he was fully dressed when found, and his bed not disturbed, it is presumed that he put an end to his existence just after returning home. What induced him to kill himself, his friends and acquaintances are unable to surmise. Among his effects the Coroner, who had been notified, found $422.50 in coin, and 3 bank books, one showing that he had $1,530.60 in the Hibernia Savings Bank; $1,339 in the San Francisco Savings Union; and $629 in the Odd Fellows' Savings Bank, to his credit. On a table in the room was an open envelope, indorsed "The will of Henry BLEASE." It contained a sheet of paper, on which were written a few words to the effect that bequeathed all his property to his wife, who resides in Boston, with 2 children. The deceased was a native of England, about 51 years of age." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 9 May 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"BLIGHT--March 22 [1860] - Patrick BLIGHT committed suicide at San Francisco; supposed to have been partially demented." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1861. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BLISS--In Oakland, November 10, Benjamin B., beloved husband of Mary BLISS, a native of New Bedford, Mass, aged 68 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 11 Nov 1904.


"BLISS--Lawrence BLISS, March 4, Massachusetts, 29." Source: Daily Alta California, 14 March 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"BLITZ--Bernard Samuel BLITZ, the well known Detective Policeman and Sergeant of Arms of the Board of Supervisors, died at Warm Springs, Alameda County on the morning of the 14th. The deceased was a native of Rotterdam, Holland, aged about *41 years. He came to the United States while yet a little boy, with his parents, who settled in Philadelphia, where Bernard was educated at an English school. He grew to manhood and married a lady of rare beauty, the daughter of a well known florist. Shortly after his marriage, the country was aroused by a report of a hostile canon on the Mexican frontier, and when President Polk called for volunteers, the deceased was one of the first to step forward and enlist in the armies of his adopted country. He accompanied General Cadwallder to Mexico and participated in the capture of Vera Cruz and the battle of National Bridge, where he displayed a reckless daring which attracted notice of the Commander-In-Chief, General Winfield Scott, who took him into his service and made home "Orderly". He returned with General Scott to New York at the close of the war, and was presented with a gold medal. After, remaining at home for a time, his adventurous spirit led him to become one of the first who sought fortune in the Golden Sands of California. Arriving here early in 1849, he visited the mines where he remained only a short time before he came to San Francisco, where he was appointed Policeman, a position he held to within a few months of his death. He was a good and faithful officer, a brave and accommodating gentleman and an affectionate and devoted husband. For many years he had hacks, cabs and public vehicles under his depionage and was quite a terror to the "jayhawkers", who hated him. During the visit of General Scott to this Coast, at the time San Juan had difficulties, the deceased took his old position by the old hero's side, and received from him, on his departure, a very flattering autographic letter. When the Police Commissioners begun the work of reorganizing the Police force, the deceased was removed, not because he was inefficient, but because he belonged to the unlucky party, and had not the pliability to turn a political somersault quickly enough. Some weeks ago he was taken sick with a lung disease, and went to the Springs in hope of recovering his health, but instead of finding it, he found immunity from the disease in death. He leaves a widow to mourn his loss. His remains, which were brought to this city last night, were received at the Railroad Depot, and conveyed to his late residence at 562 Howard Street. * Obituary listed age of 42." Source: San Francisco Call, 15 July 1868, page 2. Transcribed by  Sandi Bordelon.
"BLOCH--In this city, November _ Caroline, beloved daughter of David and Rosalie BLOCH, a native of Sacramento, aged 6 years, 5 months, and 5 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Nov 1891. Transcribed by Pat Procida.
"BLOCK--In this city, February 21, Elias M. BLOCK, a native of Bohemia, aged 71 years and 7 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 22 Feb 1895.
"BLOCK--In this city, February 21, Elias M., beloved husband of Harriet M. BLOCK. Funeral services at the residence, 1613 Larkin street, at 10:15 a.m. monday, 25th inst. Friends are respectfully invited to attend. Internment private. Please omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 23 Feb 1895.


"BLOCK--In this city, January 9, John, beloved husband of Jeanette J. BLOCK, a native of Austria, aged 59 years and 9 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the fureal, to-day (Monday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, 530 Eddy street. No flowers." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 11 Jan 1886.
"BLOMQUIST--At San Francisco, Aug. 4th; 1891, Matilda, beloved wife of Andrew BLOMQUIST of Chualar, aged 35 years. [The remains of the late Mrs. BLOMQUIST, wife of A. BLOMQUIST, who died in San Francisco, were brought down to Salinas and laid away to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery yesterday afternoon. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends." Source: Salinas Weekly Index, 6 Aug 1891. Transcribed by Dee.
"BLONDIN--DR.BLONDIN DEAD--Hon. James T. LAIRD received a letter this morning from Dr.CHERRY of San Francisco stating that Dr. BLONDIN died in the hospital in that city at 9 o'clock, Tuesday morning of heart failure. The end was painless. Dr. BLONDIN went to the city sometime ago for treatment and many then predicted he would never return. His wife and a brother were with him. Dr. BLONDIN came to Alturas about eight years ago and enjoyed a lucrative practice as a physician. He was County Physician and Health officer for seven years. He was 62 years of age. Four years ago, he was married to Miss Florence WEBB of this county, who survives him." Source: Big Valley Gazette (Bieber, Lassen Co, Cal), 29 Apr 1903. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"BLOOMER--In this city, November 24, Theodore H., beloved husband of Annie M. BLOOMER, aged 41 years, 10 months and 24 days . Funeral to-day, at 1:30 p.m., from Masonic Temple, corner Post and Montgomery streets." Source: Daily Alta California, 26 Nov 1885.
"BLOOMER--William, or "Put" BLOOMER, for a long time connected with the police force of San Francisco and recently attached to Chiarini's circus, was found dead in an old building near the bridge in Sacramento, on last Saturday night. An inquest was held and resulted in a verdict that deceased came to his death from congestion of the brain. He was about 50 years of age." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 19 May 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"BLOOMFIELD--The steamer, 'Northerner,' Capt. W.L. DALL, plying between San Francisco, the North Coast and Victoria, struck a sunken rock when near Cape Mendocino, on the afternoon of the 15th inst., on the up trip, and shortly became a perfect wreck. Many passengers were saved, 32 lives were lost. Passengers lost: Mr. BLOOMFIELD, bound to Victoria..." Source: Sonoma County Journal (Petaluma, CA), 20 Jan 1860. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.


"BLOSSEM--In San Francisco, January [10? or 11?], 1919, Jessie BLOSSEM, daughter of the late Robert H. BLOSSEM and Caroline BLOSSEM, a native of Tehama County." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 Feb 1919. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"BLOSSOM--In this city, May 5, Ira, husband of the late Julia A. BLOSSOM, beloved father of Mrs. Emma BUTTMAN, Mrs. Annie JERRALS and stepfather of Mrs. Ida PETERS and Mrs. Eva CLOUGH, a native of New York, aged 92 years 7 months. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Thursday), at 2 p.m., at the chapel of the Golden Gate Undertakering Co., 1550 California st., near Polk." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 7 May 1924. Submitted by Diana Busby Knight. [ Submitter's note: Mr. BLOSSOM resided in San Francisco, San Joaquin and Tulare Counties, CA.]
"BLOSSOM--Ira, died 5 May 1924 at 176 Corona. Widowed. Age 92 years 7 months. Born Sept 1831 New York. Parents unknown. Buried Mt. Olivet. Undertaker, Golden Gate Undertaking Co." Source: Death Certificate, transcribed from microfiche files of City & County of San Francisco. Transcribed by Evalou.
"BLOSSOM--In this city, November 21, 1922, Julia A., beloved wife of Ira BLOSSOM and loving mother of Mrs. Emma BUTTMAN, Mrs. Ida PETERS, Mrs. Annie JERRELS and Mrs. Eva CLOUGH, a native of New York City. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Thursday) at 2 p.m., at the chapel of the Golden Gate Undertaking Co., 2475 Mission St." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 Nov 1922. Submitted by Diana Busby Knight.
"BLOSSOM--Julia A., died 21 Nov. 1922 at 2447 Mission St., San Francisco. Married. Spouse Ira BLOSSOM. Age 87 years, 3 months. Born Sept 1835 New York City. Father MARSH of New York. Mother, CRISSY of New York. Buried Mt. Olivet. Undertaker, Golden Gate Undertaking Co." Source: Death Certificate, transcribed from microfiche files of City & County of San Francisco. Transcribed by Evalou.
"BLUEMEL--In this city, May 27, at her residence, No. 614 1/2 Natoma street, Amelia, beloved wife of Julius BLUEMEL, and daughter of Wendel and Marie GEBHARDT, sister of Louis, Charles and Nettie GEBHARDT, a native of New Haven, Conn., aged 27 years, 9 months and 3 days...." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 30 May 1886.
"BLUM--DIED -- in this city [Stockon], March 28th, Henry BLUM, a native of Hanover, Germany, aged 33 years. [The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the office of M.H. BOND, Undertaker, corner of Weber and California streets.] [Deceased was a constant resident of Stockton for a term of 16 years, having arrived when he was a mere boy. During that time he was almost constantly engaged in business. He was extensively known and had many friends. He leaves a father and mother in Germany, and near relations in San Francisco, to mourn his death.]" Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 29 Mar 1869. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"BLUM--FUNERAL POSTPONED -- At the request of relatives and friends in San Francisco, the funeral of the late Henry BLUM has been postponed until 10 o'clock this morning. It takes place from the office of M.H. BOND, Undertaker." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 30 Mar 1869. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"BLUM--At Fort Humboldt, July 30th, John BLUM, of Company C., California Volunteers." Source: Daily Alta California, 15 Aug 1863, p. 6.


"BLUM--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: L. BLUM." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.

"BLUM--Robert C. BLUM, fundraiser and native of San Francisco died April 15, 2001 in Kentfield of complications from ALS." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2001. Contact: S. Arebi samrah_eg@yahoo.com

"BLUM--In the City and County hospital, April 30, Simon BLUM." Source: San Francisco Call, 3 May 1887, p. 8.

"BLUMEL--In this city, October 30, Leberecht BLUMEL, beloved husband of Veranike BLUMEL and father of Mary BITTERMAN, Antonio SCHEOENEMAN and Julius BLUMEL, a native of ermany, aged 77 years. Friends and acquaintances are respetfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Thursday) at 1 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, 1211 Columbia street, near Twenty-fourth. Interment I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 1 Nov 1888, p. 8.
"BLUMENBERG--J.H. BLUMENBERG of San Francisco died suddenly of apoplexy at Sebastopol last Friday." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 30 Sept 1875. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.


"BLUMENTHAL--In San Francisco, Cal., October 17, 1916, Frances BLUMENTHAL beloved daughter of the late Max and Pauline BLUMENTHAL, sister of Mrs. Myer KAHN, Mrs. Julia MORRIS of Newman, California; Mrs. Sam SIMON of Tacoma, Washington; Mrs. Melvill COHEN and Albert and Herman BLUMENTHAL of San Francisco, a native of California. Friends are invited to attend the funeral today (Wednesday), October 18, at 1 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, 234 Second avenue, San Francisco. Interment Home of Peace Cemetery, San Jose, California. Please omit flowers." Source: San Jose Mercury Herald, 18 Oct 1916, p. 14. Transcribed by jch.

"BLUMENTHAL--In this city, December 10, Max, beloved husband of Ricka BLUMENTHAL and beloved father of Mrs. Annie KOHN, Mrs. Theresa MORRIS and Rosie, Frances, Albert, Herbert, Stella and Charley BLUMENTHAL, a native of Germany, aged 67 years, 3 months and 16 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 11 Dec 1903.

"BLUTE--John, 20 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 Jan 1892, p. 7. [Researcher's note: This surname is also spelled BLOETE, BLOTE and BLÖTE.] Contact: Beth Blote blotebeth@earthlink.net

"BLUXOME--In this city, January 5, 1937, Joseph Frances BLUXOME; a native of New York. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services today (Friday) at 11 a.m., at the chapel of H.F. Suhr Co., 2919 Mission, near 25th st. Interment in family plot, New York city, N.Y." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Jan 1937.

"BLYTHE--In this city, November 10, Johnnie, dearly beloved son of John and Maggie BLYTHE and grandson of Mrs. Mary DENNISON, a native of San Francisco, aged 6 years 11 months and 10 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 11 Nov 1904.

"BLYTHE--SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 22 -- It is asserted by an Oakland evening paper that the missing will of Thomas H. BLYTHE, the deceased millionaire, has been found. A contest is now going on in Superior Court here for a division of the estate. The authority given by the paper is that W.H.H. HART, the counsel for the plaintiff, Florence BLYTHE, the millionaire's alleged illegitimate daughter. It is said the will has been brought to light at Los Angeles and HART has started for that place. It is reported that the will leaves the whole estate, valued at about $4,000,000 to Florence BLYTHE, with the exception of about $100,000 in legacies." Source: The Mansfield Herald (Mansfield, Richland Co., Ohio), 25 July 1889, Vol. 39, No. 36. Transcribed by Amy E. Armstrong. 
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