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.

"BRACEY--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: H.W. BRACEY." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BRACKEN--In San Francisco, March 19, Mrs. Della BRACKEN, aged 39 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 22 March 1875, page 3. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"BRACKEN--In Martinez, September 3, George D. (Davidson) BRACKEN sometimes known as George BISHOP, a native of New York, aged 43 years." Source: San Francisco Evening Call Bulletin, 5 Sept, 1887. Researcher's Note: Article in Contra Costa Gazette 10 Sept 1887, p 3, states, "Remains were taken to San Francisco on Sunday for burial." Unknown where buried. Contact: Donna Madrid DonnaSF47@comcast.net
"BRADBURY--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, John S. BRADBURY, Guilford, New York, 30. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"BRADBURY--Explosion on board the Lenny Lind (Passage from Alviso to San Francisco). Two of the number killed, one of Guilford, this County, Mr. BRADBURY and Mr. WINDSOR. They were much respected residents of that town. Mr. BRADBURY leaves a wife and child. Mr. WINDSOR, a wife to whom he had been married but a short time. Mr. Caleb WINDSOR was 28 years of age. Mr. John S. BRADBURY, aged about 30 years." Source: Files of the Guilford (NY) Historical Society, submitted by Wilma Felton-Gray, Genealogist for the Society.
"BRADEN--Lowell BRADEN - Masonic memorial services were held December 18, [1985] in the chapel of Evan-Brown Sun City Mortuary for Sun City [CA] resident, Dr. Lowell Edward BRADEN, 81, who died Dec. 14 in Las Vegas, Nev. Interment was at the Riverside National Cemetery following a twenty-one gun salute. Born Oct. 12, 1904 in Hollister, Calif, Dr. BRADEN survived the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, and grew up in the city during its reconstruction. He graduated from Petaluma High School in 1924, St. Mary's College in Moraga in 1931, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons in San Francisco in 1935. Dr. BRADEN practiced dentistry for 40 years in San Francisco. In addition, during World War II he was a dentist in the US Navy and held the rank of Lt. Commander at Mare Island. He retired and moved to Sun City in 1972. Dr. BRADEN was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Denta Honor Society and of California Lodge No. 1 of the Masons. In addition, he was an active Shriner and the Potentate of Islam Temple in San Francisco in 1964. He was appointed to the National Board of Shriners Crippled Chrildrens Hospitals. Dr. BRADEN was a member of the California Golf Club in South San Francisco and the Cherry Hills Mens Golf Club in Sun City, CA. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Elaine JOHNSON BRADEN of Sun City; a daughter, Victoria Ann BRADEN of Georgia; a grandaughter, Gracelyn PROCTOR-BRADEN; a brother Roland BRADEN of Cotati, and nephew Richard BRADEN of Pleasanton." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Dec 1985 and Sun City News, 19 Dec 1985. Contact: Tory Braden healthy123@hotmail.com


"BRADFORD--DEATH of MISS BRADFORD -- The young lady above named, the victim of a terrible accident at Ravenswood on Wednesday last, died in the arms of her mother in San Francisco on Monday." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 27 June 1860. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRADFORD--In this city, October 31, 1872, Luther T. BRADFORD, a native of Boston, MA, aged 33 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 2 Nov 1872. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"BRADLEY--April 24th 1870 - While Charles BRADLEY was handling a can of naptha near a petroleum stove, in San Francisco, it took fire and burned up the house; BRADLEY's boy one year old was burned to death and Mr. and Mrs. BRADLEY severely burned." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 2 Jan 1871. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"BRADLEY--MRS. ELLEN BRADLEY OF RIVERBANK DIES--Mrs. Ellen BRADLEY, 76, a resident of Riverbank for the past five years, died in her home there yesterday.  She was a native of Australia. Besides her husband, William H. BRADLEY, she leaves a daughter, Audrey Marie BRADLEY of Riverbank, and two sisters and a brother, Mrs. J. D. IRVINE of San Francisco and Nora and Eugene CUNNINGHAM of Australia. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock in the Shannon Chapel and at 10 o'clock in the Catholic Church in Oakdale.  Interment will be in the St. Stanislaus Cemetery (Modesto). Rosary services will be held in the Shannon Chapel Monday at 8 P.M." Source: Modesto Bee, January 4, 1941, page 3.  Transcribed by Judy Ewbank.

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

"BRADLEY--San Francisco, July 11 - Walter Edgar BRADLEY, 10 months." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 13 July 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"BRADLEY--At Black Point, February 27, Dr. William A. BRADLEY, U.S.A., aged 37 years. Friends andacquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-morrow (Monday) at 12 o'clock p.m. from Trinity Church." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 28 Feb 1869.
"BRADSHAW--Died ­ Mrs. Myrtle CHASE BRADSHAW was born near Cedarville, Modoc County, June 21, 1891, and died in San Francisco, January 13, 1927. She spent most of her life in Modoc County, where she has many friends and a host of relatives to mourn her passing. Her remains were shipped here for interment and her funeral was conducted from the M. E. Church yesterday afternoon, Rev. WENTZELL officiating. She leaves two children, Elzie OLTMAN and Aileen BRADSHAW; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen GREINER, Mrs. Flora LUNSFORD and two brothers, Elzie and Harvey CHASE." Source: Surprise Valley Record (Cedarville, Modoc County, California), 19 Jan 1927. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"BRADY--June 9, 1874 - Mrs. BRADY of San Francisco suddenly dropped dead in the depot at San Rafael." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BRADY--A.B. BRADY DIES AT GRASS VALLEY--GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), September 6 - After an illness of several months, A.B. BRADY, who came to California in 1849, reaching San Francisco on September 17th of that year from Norwalk, Conn., where he was born, died last night, aged 80 years and 5 months. He was one of the most prominent men of this county. When Mr. BRADY, in company with twenty-five young friends, came to this State, they first set up a sawmill at Benicia, but speedily seeing that business required a location closer to the mines, they moved the plant to Marysville, where, as Mr. BRADY used to relate, they cut up the numerous sycamores around the town into lumber and sold it at a good price. In the latter part of 1850 he mined with success near Oroville, but in the last month of the year he pulled up stakes and came to Grass Valley. This town was his home ever afterwards. He immediately went into the grocery business here, but later sold out and went into mining. He was County Recorder in 1889 and for four years later. Mrs. BRADY and five children survive him, three of the children residing here, one in New York and another in Los Angeles. The funeral will probably be under the direction of the Masons." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 6 Sept 1905, p.6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BRADY--In San Francisco, Nov. 8, Annie, infant daughter of Phillip BRADY, aged 10 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 10 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BRADY--Catherine, 70 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 March 1915. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"BRADY--BRADY, George A. - In San Francisco, November 4, 1873, George A., son of Michael and Harriet BRADY, age 3 years, 19 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 5 Nov 1873. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"BRADY--Death at the Depot--A sad and startling incident occurred on the arrival of the morning train on Monday. A large, stout woman, who had complained of feeling ill on the boat, stepped from the cars to a chair in the passenger room and sat down. She appeared faint, and it became apparent that she was very sick, and medical aid was summoned. But it was of no avail. The lady died in a very few moments after stepping from the car. She had come to visit Mrs. SCOTT, and the body was taken to her house, where Justice GARDNER held an inquest. No autopsy was held, the physicians deeming the case so clearly one of heart disease that no examination was necessary. The jury of inquest consisted of Messrs. James ALLISON, W.A. BOYD, H.E. BIDWELL, John LePAGE, W.H. DeGROOT, and James WINANS. They found that Mrs. Harriet BRADY, aged about 44 years, a resident of San Francisco, and that she died of heart disease." Source: Marin Journal, 11 Jun 1874. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"BRADY--In Virginia City, Aug. 3d, James BRADY, aged 34 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 16 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"BRADY--In this city, January 22, James Thomas, son of James and Margaret BRADY, a native of Nevada County, Cal., aged 2 years, 11 months, and 8 days. (Sacramento Union and Newark N.J. papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this (Sunday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the residence of the parents, Ellis street, near Market, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 23 Jan 1870.


"BRADY--In San Francisco, August 4, 1867, Jessie Isabella, twin daughter of Michael and Harriet BRADY, formerly of St. John, New Brunswick, age 5 months and 4 days.
Funeral Monday, August 5, at 2 p.m. from their residence at 909 Folsom St., between Fifth and Sixth Streets." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 5 Aug 1867. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"BRADY--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, John BRADY, N.O., 25. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source:Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"BRADY--In this city, April 20, 1892, at his late residence, 116 10th Street, John F. BRADY, a native of Yuba Co., CA, age 34 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 Apr 1892. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"BRADY--In this city, August 7, John Robert, beloved husband of Kate BRADY, a native of County Meath, Ireland, aged 50 years. [St. Louis, Mo., and Troy, N.Y. papers, please copy.] Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Sunday), at 2 o'clock P.M. from the undertaking parlors of James McGann, 863 Market street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 9 Aug 1885.
"BRADY--In this city, Nov. 26th, of liver complaint, Mary BRADY, in the 37th year of her age, a native of County Cavan, Ireland." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 27 Nov 1865.
"BRADY--In this city, December 12, 1887, Nicholas BRADY, beloved husband of Annie BRADY, and brother of Patrick BRADY, a native of County Cavan, Ireland, aged 55 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, 416 Stevenson Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 14 Dec 1887, page 8. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"BRADY--San Francisco, March 11- P.H. BRADY dropped dead this morning from heart disease, while returning from a ride with S,H, CRANE, a friend from Turlock. BRADY was a native of Pittsburgh, Penn, 45 years old and a capitalist. A will was found on his person bequeaths all of his property to his brother, James J. BRADY of Sierra City." Source: Sacramento Bee, 11 Mar 1886. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"BRADY--Sept 26 Rosanna BRADY, San Francisco, 3 mos. Interments in San Francisco, for the week ending Oct. 7, 1852. Reported for the Alta California by N. Gray, Sexton and Undertaker, Sacramento St near Dupont." Source: Alta California, 5 March 1852. Transcribed by Kim.
"BRADY--In San Francisco, Dec. 3d, Samuel Gordon, son of Benj. BRADY, aged 3 years, 9 months and 14 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 23 March 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BRADY--Thomas." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Sept 1915. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"BRADY--In San Francisco, March 13, Thomas A. BRADY, aged 80 years, 5 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 16 March, 1875. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"BRADY--In this city, August 4, Thomas Patrick, infant and beloved son of Thomas and Kate BRADY, aged 4 months and 9 days. Friends and acqaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the residence of the parents, No. 361 Minna street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 5 Aug. 1884, p. 8.
"BRAGAMONTE--Cholera--The interments on Saturday and yesterday include a number of deaths by cholera...Nov. 3, 1850: BRAGAMONTE, a Mexican, cholera." Source: Alta California, 4 Nov 1850 (Transcribed from microfilm held at University of Nevada, Reno). Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"BRAGG--In this city, July 18, George F. BRAGG, a native of Newport, N.Y., aged 68 years and 9 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 20 July 1879.
"BRAINARD--An aged newspaper carrier named H.C. BRAINARD, fell dead while delivering papers Saturday [23 July 1887]." Source: Sacramento Bee (Bay Gleanings), 25 July 1887. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"BRAKEBILL--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: J. BRAKEBILL." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BRALEY--In San Francisco, August 29, G.A. BRALEY, aged 65 years." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 1 Sept 1876. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BRANCH--William Richard BRANCH, born 11-04-1855 California (San Francisco), died 4-2-1947 Alameda Co. California (Berkeley); mother's maiden name WELCH." Source: California Death Index. Contact: Victoria Branch Rauth rauthvb@bellsouth.net
"BRAND--In this city, December 13, Anna A. M., dearly beloved and eldest daughter of Albert and Margarethe BRAND and sister of Emma, Mamie, Otto and Helen BRAND, a native of Portland, Or., aged 16 years 3 months and 28 days. ** Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Monday), at 1 o'clock p.m., from the residence of her parents, 2670 Twenty-first street, near York. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 December 1902, p. 6. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"BRAND--In Oakland, June 4, Cornelia F. BRAND, beloved daughter of Mrs. Gertrude MEDICUS, and mother of Mrs. James E. CONE Jr., a native of New York." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 June 1911. Transcribed by: Evalou.
"BRAND--in this city, November 26, Hermann, husband of Agatha BRAND, a native of Prussia, aged 50 years and 20 days. Funeral will take place Sunday, at 1 p.m., from B.B. Hall, Eddy street, between Mason and Taylor. Interment Masonic Cemetery." Source: Daily Alta California, 29 Nov 1885.


"BRAND--San Francisco, July 10 - Howard BRAND, 6 months and 10 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 13 July 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"BRAND--In this city, July 4, Lenhardt BRAND, a native of Wurtemburg, Germany, aged 39 years and 2 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Wednesday) at 1 1/2 o'clock p.m., from the Knights of Pythias Hall, 913 Market street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 7 July 1875.
"BRANDA--A few days ago the San Francisco papers chronicled the suicide of one Adolph F. BRANDA, who, it seems, went into the matter with the utmost deliberation. He retired to a quiet place in the suburbs of the city and took repeated doses of strychnine." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 4 Feb 1858. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BRANDA--A CORONER'S INQUEST was held on Thursday night, in San Francisco, on the body of Adolph F. BRANDA, whose suicide we mentioned yesterday morning. Their verdict of the jury was that he came to his death by poison administered by his own hand. The following was found written on a scrap of paper lying on the ground where he took the fatal poison. They were numbered by the dying man to show the order in which they were written: 1. "How slowly time passes. It seems to me nearly half an hour since I took the fatal dose, yet I do not suffer. How chilly it is. I feel stiff from the cold, yet the thought of my poor mother keeps my Heart warm or rather Hot [rest cut off] THE FAMILY OF THE LATE Adolph BRANDA -- A resident of Sacramento furnishes the 'Bee' with the following account of the parents and friend of BRANDA: About 35 years since, 2 brothers named BRANDA, from France, settled in Norfolk, Va. One commenced business in a small way at his trade, as jeweller -- the other entered into the mercantile business. Augustus BRANDA, the merchant, soon acquired fortune and Charles, in a few years, had a large establishment. Charles was a fine looking man, and became a great favorite with the ladies. He married one of Norfolk's most beautiful daughters, and lived in happiness for some 7 years, during which time he had 2 sons, Charles and Adolph. For some cause the wife left her husband, and for many years he was a broken-hearted man -- drank hard, and entered into accompanying vices that brought him to a suicide's grave. The writer was a boarder in the house where the once rich, handsome and courted Charles BRANDA cut his throat, and was dependent on former friends for his funeral expenses. Augustus BRANDA, the merchant, adopted the 2 orphan boys, his nephews, and his example in their youth was not the best. He was a libertine and seducer. Charles, the oldest son, is, or was, in business in New Orleans, and the other has followed his father to a suicide's grave. Neither mother nor sons saw Charles BRANDA buried." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 31 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRANDON--DEATH CLAIMS E. J. BRANDON. San Francisco Supervisor Dies at Adler Sanatorium After Long Illness. Supervisor E J BRANDON died at the Adler Sanatorium yesterday afternoon after an illness of several months. He was elected Supervisor in 1915 and would have completed a full term of four years next January. He was chairman of the supervisors' building committee, a member of the street and other important committees. He received the highest vote of all the supervisors at the final election in 1915. He was born in the City in 1870 and was one of a family of seventeen. For many years he was connected with the board of works and for several years was superintendent of streets and sewers. He was a brick layer by trade and one of the organizers of the Building Trades Council. After the fire he formed a partership with A. W. Lawson and the firm of Brandon & Lawson quickly rose to a prominent place in the building world. He was elected vice president of the Builders' Exchange and during the reconstruction period the firm did its share toward the rebuilding the city that he loved. He was pioneer resident of the Ingleside Teraces, where he had his home. He leaves a widow and a son and a daughter by a former marriage and numerous brothers and sisters to mourn his loss." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 June 1919. Contact: Ed Flora eflure@earthlink.net
"BRANDON--In this city, April 14, 1948, Edith, beloved wife of John BRANDON, loving mother of LaVonne BRANDON, loving daughter of Mrs. Mathilda HANSEN, loving sister of Harry, Frank and Albert ALLEN and Mrs. Dorothy BROWN; a native of Everett, Wash. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday, April 16, at 1:30 p.m. from the Comisky-Roche Funeral Home, cor 16th and Dolores Sts. Interment, Golden Gate National Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 Apr 1948.
"BRANDT--Died in San Francisco, Aug. 4, 1890, Eva, wife of Frank BRANDT, aged 23y, formerly of Santa Rosa, daughter of Mrs. M.A. FRASIER." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 9 Aug 1890. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BRANNAGAN--At San Francisco, Feb. 17, Arthur BRANNAGAN, a native of Ireland, aged 74 years. […came to this country from his native land in 1845, landing in Boston, where he remained 4 years. In July, 1849, he came, via the Isthmus, to San Francisco. Before locating in California he tried mining in Nevada…April, 1870 he located at Mulberry…The funeral took place from the Catholic Church at this place, last Saturday morning…]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 25 Feb 1898. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRANNAN--Mrs. Ann Eliza BRANNAN, at one time the wife of the famous Sam BRANNAN, after whom BRANNAN street was named, was buried yesterday from St. James Episcopal Church in the presence of a few relatives and friends. She died Thursday, 93 years old. Sam BRANNAN and Mrs. Ann Eliza BRANNAN were divorced in 1868, at which time BRANNAN settled more that a half million dollars upon her. She lived in Paris for many years, and their children were educated there. Before her marriage she was Ann Eliza COWAN. Sam BRANAN's spectacular career in Utah, California and Mexico is still a topic of interest. He came here before the gold rush and was one of the largest realty owners in early San Francisco. He died about fifteen years ago in Escondido, San Diego County. Mrs. BRANNAN leaves a son, Sam BRANNAN, who is now is Mexico, and a daughter, Mrs. L.A. GJESSING, with whom she lived at 257 Seventh avenue." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 12 Dec 1916. 
"BRANNAN--CAPT. JOHN BRANNAN, an old Californian, and a brother of Samuel BRANNAN, lately died on a voyage from San Francisco to China, to which latter place he had gone for the benefit of his health." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 28 Apr 1862. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRANNAN--In this city, May 28, at her residence, 2012 Pierce street, Bridget, widow of the late John J. BRANNAN, a native of Ireland, aged 60 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday), at 10:30 o'clock A.M., at St. Dominic's Church, corner Bush and Steiner streets. Interment private, Oakland, Kindly omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 7. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"BRANNAN--In this city, June 27, at the City and County Hospital, Mary A. BRANNAN, a native of Ireland, aged 58 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 June 1904.
"BRANNAN--CAPT. JOHN BRANNAN, an old Californian, and a brother of Samuel BRANNAN, lately died on a voyage from San Francisco to China, to which latter place he had gone for the benefit of his health." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 28 Apr 1862. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRANSTETTER--Died in San Francisco, Aug. 2, 1860, Geo. J. BRANSTETTER, of Petaluma, native of Pa., aged 34y." Source: Sonoma County Journal (Petaluma, CA), 10 Aug 1860. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BRARENS--In this city April 2, 1926 Anna, beloved wife of the late Henry BRARENS, loving mother of Arthur and Harry BRARENS, Mrs. J. MCKENDRY, and G. S. KELLY, a native of Sweden. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Monday at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Gantner & Maison, 771 to 777 Valencia St. near 19th St. Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 3 Apr 1926. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BRARENS--In this city, February 13, 1926, Annie K. , beloved wife of John BRARENS, loving mother of Ethel, Irene and Frank BRARENS, sister of Mary HIEGEL, Mrs. E. HENNESEY and the late Emma WILLIAMS, Albert and Frank HIEGEL, a native of San Francisco, A member of Las Lomas Parlor, No. 72, N. D. G. W. and Nawa Daba Council, No. 132, Degree of Pocahontas. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Tuesday at 8:30 s. m. at the chapel of Gantner & Maison, 771 to 777 Valenca St., near 19th St St. thence to Mission Dolores Church, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated commencing at 9 a. m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Officers and Members of Las Lomas Parlor, No 72 N. D. g. W. are hereby requested to attend services for our late sister, Annie K. BRARENS, Monday evening, February 15, 1926, at 8 o'clock at the chapel of Gantner & Maison, 771-777 Valencia St. at 19th Dorothea Thiele, President, Marion Day, Secretary." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Feb 1926. Contact: Madelyn Bechini


"BRARENS--In this city January 10, 1937 Arthur H. BRARENS, dearly beloved husband of Marguerite M. BRARENS, loving brother of Mrs. James R. McKENDRY, Mrs. George S. KELLY and Harry BRARENS and son of the late Henry and Anna BRARENS; a native of San Francisco, aged 39 years. A member of Teamsters' Union, Local No. 85. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at the chapel of H. F. Suhr Co., 2919 Mission St. near 25th. Interment Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 12 Jan 1937. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BRARENS--In Ocean View, Cal., Nov 25, 1906, Ferdinand, beloved husband of Meta BRARENS, and
devoted father of Mrs. M. GRADY, Mrs. J. COYNE, Henry and Emma BRARENS, and brother of Mrs. SEIFERT and Peter BRARENS, a native of Fuhr, Germany, aged 54 years 1 month and 3 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Tuesday), at 2 p.m. from his late residence, 3008 San Jose Avenue (Ocean View), under the auspices of the Germania Club. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, by carriage." Source: San Franicsco Chronicle, 27 Nov 1906. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BRARENS--Frank A., Dec. 31, 1984, beloved husband of Frances BRARENS, father of Ann SPRIV; grandfather of Mark, Denise and Karen REYNOLDS. In lieu of flowers donations to Comprehensive Community Home Health and Hospice, POB 682, Daly City, CA 94017 or St. Anthony's Dining Room, SF preferred. Services were held at Daphne Funeral." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 3 Jan 1985. Contact: Madelyn Bechini


"BRARENS--BRARENS, Frances. In Burlingame, Aug 17, 1986, loving mother of Ann SPIRZ, survived by Marc, Denise and Karen REYNOLDS of Burlingame, wife of the late Frank BRARENS. Friends may attend the Rosary Tue. Aug 19 (Today) at 7:30 p.m. at St. Robert's Church, San Bruno also Christian Mass will be hel Wed. Aug. 20 at 9:30 a.m. Daphne, One Church Street." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Aug 1986. Contact: Madelyn Bechini

"BRARENS--In this city, April 29, Fred BRARENS, a native of Germany, aged 61 years. Services will be held to-day (Monday) at 11 o'clock a.m., at Mount Olivet Cenetery, San Mateo county, CA." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 2 May 1904. Contact: Madelyn Bechini

"BRARENS--In this city, August 30, 1930 Fred, dearly beloved son of Peter S and the late Olga BRARENS, dearly beloved brother of John, Jacob, George, Nahum, Myra BRARENS, Mrs. A. BROWN, Mrs. J. KYNE and Mrs. L. SASS, a native of San Francisco. A member of Twin Peaks Parlor, No. 214, N.S.G.W.; Ahwashte Tribe, No. 89, IMp. O. R. M.; Golden Gate Aerie, No. 61, F. O. E. Friends are invited to attend services Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. at the chapel of Gantner & Maison, 771- 777 Valencia St near 19th St. Interment, Olivet Memorial Park. Twin Peaks Parlor, No. 214, N.S.G.W. Officers and members are requested to attend services of our late brother, Fred BRARENS, at the chapel of Gantner & Maison, 771 Valencia St. tonight at 8 o'clock. By order of Geo. Langley, President, Thos. Pendergast, Secretary." Source: Newspaper clipping of unknown origin in possession of submitter. Contact: Madelyn Bechini

"BRARENS--In this city, Oct. 5, 1954, Harry, dearly beloved husband of Irene BRARENS, loving brother of Mrs. Hattie MCKENDRY, Mrs. Ella KELLY and the late Arthur BRARENS; a native of San Francisco. Funeral Thursday at 11 a. m. from Gantner, Felder, Kenny Chapel, 1965 Market St. at Duboce Ave. Entombment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Oct 1954. Contact: Madelyn Bechini

"BRARENS--In this city May 14, Henry, beloved husband of Anna BRARENS, father or Hattie, Harry, Ella, Mabel and Arthur BRARENS and brother of Peter and Fred BRARENS and Mrs. C. SEIFERT, a native of Island Fohr, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany aged 38 years, 8 months and 13 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 May 1899. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BRARENS--Irene F.--In this city, May 6, 1970 Irene F. BRARENS, dearly beloved wife of the late Harry BRARENS, loving sister of Amelia ZIEBER of Santa Cruz; also survived by several nieces and nephews; a native of San Francisco; aged 68 years Funeral Monday at 9:15 a. m. from Gantner-Felder-Kenny Chapel, 1965 Market St. at Duboce Ave., thence to St. Brigid's Church where a Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10 a. m. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, Recitation of the Rosary Sunday evening at 8 o'clock." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 8 May 1970. Contact: Madelyn Bechini


"BRARENS--In the city, Sept. 13, Jacob, dearly beloved son of Peter S. and the late Olga BRARENS, dearly beloved brother of John, George, Nahum and Myra BRARENS, Mrs. L. Sass and the late Fred BRARENS; a native of San Francisco, S member of Twin Peaks Parlor 214, N. S. G. S.; San Francisco Aerie No. 5, F. O. E., and Disabled War Veterans. Friends are invited to attend services Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the chapel of Gantner & Maison, 771 to 777 Valencia St. near 19th St.Interment, Olivet Memorial Park." Source: Records of Olivet Memorial Park, Sept 12, 1931. Contact: Madelyn Bechini

"BRARENS--In this city, January 18, 1909, at the residence of his parents, 405 Sanchez St., John W. BRARENSJr., beloved son of John W. and Annie E. BRARENS, a native of San Francisco." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 20 Jan 1909. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BRARENS--In this city, Oct. 7, 1943, John W., beloved husband of the late Annie K. Brarens, loving father of Frank A. BRARENS, Mrs. Irene MCKAY, Mrs. Ethel BARRETT, loving brother of Mrs. Irene BROWN, Mrs. Hannah KYNE, Mrs. Mary SASS, Myra, Nahum and George BRARENS and loving grandfather of Irene MCKAY and Ann BRARENS. A member of Teamsters' Union No. 85, and Beer Bottlers' Union No. 393. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Chapels of Gantner & Maison 777 Valencia St. nr. 19th st. Lewis A. Maison, Director." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 8 Oct 1943. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BRARENS--In Colma, August 8, 1938, Meta, dearly beloved wife of the late Ferdinand BRARENS, loving
mother of Henry BRARENS, Mrs. M. GRADY, Mrs. J. COYNE, Mrs. A. LOWANS and Charles LIEB. Funeral Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from Gantner, Felder, Kenny Chapel, 1965 Market St. at Duboce Ave. Interment Olivet Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 Aug 1938. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BRARENS--August 18, 1957, Myra, beloved daughter of the late Peter and Olga BRARENS, loving sister of Mrs. A. BROWN, Mrs. J. KYNE, Mrs, Leslie SASS, George, Nahum and the late John, Jacob and Fred BRARENS. A native of San Francisco. Private funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Gantner, Felder Kenny Chapel, 1969 Market St, at Duboce Ave. Inerment followed at Olivet Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 Aug 1957. Contact: Madelyn Bechini


"BRARENS--Nahum - In SF March 14, 1977, dearly beloved son of the late Peter and Olga BRARENS; devoted brother of Mary SASS; beloved uncle of Edna CAIN, Jack KYNE,Jr. Ethel BARRETT, Irene MCKAY, Frank and George BRARENS; a member of the N.S.G.W. Friends may visit Wednesday from 1 to 9p.m. at Currivan's Chapel of the Sunset, Irving at 26 Ave. Funeral, Thursday 1 p.m. at the Mortuary. Interment, Olivet Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Mar 1977. Contact: Madelyn Bechini

"BRARENS--In this city March 24, 1915 Olga BRARENS, dearly beloved wife of Peter BRARENS , And loving Mother of John, Jacob, George, Nahum, Fred, Mary and Myra BRARENS, Mrs. Irene BROWN and Mrs. Hanna KYNE, a native of Sweden, aged 55 years 7 months and 17 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Friday) at 1 o'clock p.m. from the parlors of Gantner Brothers, 424 Guerrero Street, between Sixteenth and Seventeenth Streets. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery by carriages." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 25 Mar 1915. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BRARENS--In this city, November 15, 1931, Peter S. dearly beloved husband of the late Olga BRARENS, loving father of John, George, Nahum and Myra BRARENS, Mrs. A. BROWN, Mrs. J. KYNE, Mrs. L. SASS and the late Fred and Jacob BRARENS, a native of Island Fohr, Germany. Friends are invited to attend services Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Gantner & Maison, 771-777 Valencia St. near 19th St. Interment, Olivet Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Nov 1931. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BRATEMOS--In this city, September 28, 1897, Irene, beloved and youngest child of Theresa and John BRATEMOS, and sister of Christine, Olga and Stella BRATEMOS, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 months and 16 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 29 September 1897, p. 3. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"BRATT--In San Francisco, June 30th, Nicholas BRATT, aged 27 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 4 July 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"BRATTON--Drowned. On Sunday last, two men belonging to the brig Belfast, now lying in port, named Henry HANSON and John BRATTON, were passing from the shore to the vessel, when by some means the boat capsized and the men unfortunately drowned before assistance could be rendered. Owing to the force with which the current runs in the Bay, it is impossible to recover the bodies of drowned persons." Source: Californian, 30 Sept, 1848, p.2. 
"BRAU--Herman." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 6 June 1891.
"BRAUER--BRAUER, Henry J. - 42 y." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Sept 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.
"BRAUER--In this city, September 12, Henry J., dearly beloved husband of Anna BRAUER, father of Annie, Henry, Eddie, Amy and Freddie of San Francisco, aged 42 years and 1 day. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday), at 2 o'clock p. m., from his late residence, 1612 Eddy street, between Steiner and Pierce. Intement, Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Sept 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.
"BRAUN--In San Francisco, Aug 16, Annie Evrett, daughter of Robert C. BRAUN, aged [?] years, 5 months and 21 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 17 Aug 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BRAUN--In this city, January 13, Elizabeth Emma, beloved daughter of Carl and Maria BRAUN, a native of San Francisco, aged 3 years and 11 months. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Friday), at 2 o'clock, from the residence of her parents, 1115 Golden Gate avenue. Interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Jan 1892, p. 10.
"BRAUN--In this city, November 28, Matilda, aged 22 years, 6 months and 10 days. Funeral to-day, at 2 p.m, from No. 116 Eddy street." Source: Daily Alta California, 1 Dec 1885.
BRAUNER (DUFAULT)--In this city, July 8, Laurence, beloved wife of Paul BRAUNER, mother of Noe DUFAULT, cousin of Jean SERRES and Mrs. SARTHOU and niece of Jean SERRES, a native of France, aged 38 years and 11 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Tuesday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, 2301 Clement Avenue, Alameda. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery , Oakland." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1911.
"BRAUNHART--In this city, May 28, Samuel BRAUNHART, beloved uncle of Jacob BRAUNHART, a native of Germany, aged 58 years. Notice of funeral hereafter. Remains at the parlor of J. C. O'Connor & Co., 1062 Fulton Street." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 1906, page 5. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"BRAY--Place of death: County of San Francisco, No. 451 Castro); Full Name: Henry T. BRAY; Length of Residence at place of death: 3 years; In California: 39 years; Sex: Male; Color or race: white; Date of birth: Oct 28, 1838; Age: 68 years, 2 months, 15 days; Single, married, widowed, or divorced: married; Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland; Occupation: Contractor; Name of father: Francis BRAY; Birthplace of father: Ireland; Maiden name of mother: Jemima WALSH; Birthplace of mother: Ireland; Informant: Washington J. BRAY; Date of Death: Feb 13, 1906; Place of Burial or Removal: Holy Cross Cem; Date of burial: Feb 15, 1906; Undertaker: ? ENGLISH, Address: 29 Van Ness Ave." Source: Death Certificate, State Index No. 33 326, Local Registered No. 1155, City and County of San Francisco. Contact: Michelle Bray Callow shell89@juno.com
"BRAY--In this city, February 13, Henry T., beloved husband of Mary BRAY and father of Mary E., Hortense E., Washington J., Angelo F., Francis P., Henry T., Hugh W., Reuben F., John J., and George F. BRAY and Mrs. J. E. HIGGINS, a native of Dublin, Ireland, aged 68 years and 4 months. Friends ad acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Thursday), at 8:30 o'clock a.m., from his late residence 451 Castro Street; thence to the Church of the Holy Redeemer, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the spose of his soul, commencing at 9 o'clock a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, by electric funeral car from Eighteenth and Guerrero streets." Source: San Franisco Examiner 15 Feb 1906. Contact: Michelle Bray Callow shell89@juno.com
"BRAY--February 19, 1874 - Margaret BRAY found dead in her room at San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BRAY--St. Mary's Hospital, City and County of San Francisco; Full name: Mary BRAY; Residence No. 311 21st Ave.; Sex: Female; Color or race: white; Single, married, widowed or divorced: widowed; If married, widowed or divorced, name of husband or wife: Henry T. BRAY; Date of birth: Jan. 10, 1851; Age: 84 yr., 3 mo., 17 days; Occupation: at home; Birthplace: London, England; Fathers name: Patrick BARRETT; Fathers birthplace: Ireland; Mothers name: KENNEDY; Mother birthplace: Ireland; Length of residence - City: 65 years; California: 65 years; In U.S.: 65 years; Informant: Rev. R.F. BRAY; Address: Newark, Calif.; Burial place: Holy Cross Cemetery; Burial date: 04/30/35; Date of death: April 27, 1935." Source: Death Certificate, Dist No. 3801, Local Registered No. 3049. Contact: Michelle Bray Callow shell89@juno.com


"BRAY--In San Francisco, April 27, 1935. Mary, dearly beloved wife of the late Henry T. BRAY, devoted mother of Mrs. Henry S. CRANE, Mrs. James CORRIGAN, Rev. Father Reuben F., Dr. John J., Washington J., Francis P., Henry T. and Hugh W. BRAYand the late Angelo F. and Henry T. BRAY and loving grandmother of Sister Mary Laura, O.P.: a native of London England. A member of the Third Order of St. Francis of St. Boniface's Church. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Tuesday, April 30, at 9 a.m. from her late residence, 321 21st ave., thence to St. Monica's Church where a solemn requiem high mass will be sung for the repose of her soul at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, (Hanrahan, Wadsworth Pine & Borba service.)." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 28 April 1935. Contact: Michelle Bray Callow shell89@juno.com

"BRAY--In this city, March 20, 1945 Mary Agnes BRAY, dearly beloved mother of Harry P. BRAY, F. 2/C U.S.N., and Mrs. James SPATHEIS of Santa Barbara; loving sister of Mrs. R.E. KUHLMANN, dear grandmother of Howard Phillip BRAY; a native of San Francisco. Friends may call at the chapel of H.F. SUHR Co., 2919 Mission st., near 25th." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 22 March 22, 1945. Contact: Michelle Bray Callow shell89@juno.com
"BRAY--Full Name: Mary Agnes BRAY; Place of death: City and County of San Francisco; 1884 Haight Street; Length of Stay - In this community: Life; In California: Life; Sex: Female; Color or race: White; Single, married, widowed or divorced: Married; Name of husband or wife: Harry BRAY; Age of huband or wife if alive: 63 years; Birthdate of deceased: June 25, 1885; Age: 59 yrs., 8 mos., 25 days; Birthplace: San Francisco, Calif.; Usual Occupation: Clerk - Western Union; Fathers name: Peter McKEEVER; Fathers birthplace: Ireland; Mothers name: Margaret HOYE; Mothers birthplace: Canada; Informant: Mrs. Estelle BRAY; Address: 172 Caine Ave.; Date of burial: 03/26/45; Place: Holy Cross Cemetery; Usual Residence of Deceased: 1884 Haight Street; Date of death: March 20, 1945." Source: Death Certificate, District No. 3801, Resistrar's No. 2384. Contact: Michelle Bray Callow shell89@juno.com
"BRAYEVICH--In San Francisco, Calif., May 6, 1943, George F. BRAYEVICH, devoted husband of Katherine BRAYEVICH, beloved son of the late John J. and Mary BRAYEVICH; loving brother of Mrs. Anna BAGOYE, and Mrs. Mary LOCROVICH of Campbell, John, Nicholas, Peter, Nellie, and Stella BRAYEVICH, all of San Jose, and the late Mrs. Louis JEMIN; dear nephew of Nich BRAYEVICH of San Jose; a native of San Jose, Calif.; aged 40 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow, Monday, May 10, 1943, at 9 o'clock a.m. from the Chapel of Monahan, O'Brien and Moriarty, 174 West San Carlos Street, thence to Sacred Heart Church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul commencing at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at the above Chapel this Sunday evening at 8 o'clock." Source: San Jose Mercury Herald and News, 9 May 1943, p. 7. Transcribed by jch.


"BRECKON--In this city, May 16, 1902, Thomas W. Page BRECKON, a native of England, aged 47 years, 4 months and 29 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend funeral services. Tuesday, May 20, 1902 at 3 o'clock at Charles J.B. METZLER's undertaking parlora, 636 Washington Street. Interment, Laurel Hills Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 20, May 1902, page 13. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.

"BREDHOFF--In this city, Aug. 13th, Freidrich J.D., aged 1 month and 20 days; Aug. 14th, Christian H. [BREDHOFF], aged 1 month and 21 days, twin sons of C. and M. BREDHOFF." Source: Daily Alta California, 16 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"BREDHOFF--In this city, July 12th, Lena, daughter of Henry and Lena BREDHOFF, a native of San Francisco, aged 5 years, 1 month and 12 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Sunday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, 1508 Powell street, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 13 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"BREEN--Margaret BREEN, daughter of Mrs. Kate BREEN and the late Judge James F. BREEN, died at the Hollister Sanitarium last Sunday morning from the effects of a capital operation. She had been a patient sufferer for many years, so uncomplaining that few knew that she was ill at all. She was a

devoted daughter and sister and her last thoughts were for those whom she so dearly loved. In a letter written but a few days before her death she implored a friend to comfort her mother, intimating that she would not survive the operation. Margaret BREEN was a native of San Juan. Most of her time of late years was spent in San Francisco where she was a society favorite. The funeral mass was held in the San Juan mission, Tuesday morning, and in compliance with her request everything was as simple as
possible. She was laid to rest in the old cemetery at San Juan by the side of her father, whom she almost idolized." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 8 Sept 1905. Transcribed by Dee.
"BREEZE (FLYNN)--In this city, April 23, 1949. Della T., beloved wife of James P. BREEZE, devoted mother of John and Martin FLYNN, William BREEZE, Mrs. ElizabethBURAN, Mrs. Martha HARDER, Mrs. Helen KATZ, the late Mrs. Catherine BERNARD, and Mrs. Margaret DANIELS; a native of Co. Roscommon, Ireland. Funeral took place Tuesday with requiem High Mass at St. James Church, Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 27 April 1949, p. 15. Contact: Gail Cargile Gailsox@hotmail.com
"BREEZE--In this city, December 31, 1868, Thomas BREEZE, eldest son of Thomas and Louisa BREEZE, aged 3 years, 6 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow at 12 o'clock, from the resident of the parents, 119 Hyde Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 Jan 1869, p.1. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"BREEZE--In San Francisco, Calif. August 2, 1971, William BREEZE, a native of San Francisco, California. Private services were conducted Wednesday, August 04, 1971, Comisky Roche Directors." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 5 Aug 1971. Contact: Gail Cargile Gailsox@hotmail.com
"BREGY--A Funeral Mass was celebrated today for Elsie V. BREGY, 83, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Redwood City. She died Friday at her Redwood City home after a short illness. A native of San Francisco, she had lived in Redwood for 47 years. Survivors include a son, Ted, of Half Moon Bay; a sister, Marcella HALLING, of Redwood City; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Skylawn Memorial Park, near Half Moon Bay. Arrangements were under the direction of White Oaks Chapel, San Carlos. The family prefers contributions to Mid-Peninsula Hospice, 201 San Antonio Circle, Suite 115, Mountain View 94040." Source: San Mateo Times, 26 March 1994. Contact: Ken Davis kendavis@sbcglobal.com
"BREILING--In this city, July 8, Carl Richard, son of Frank and Katerina BREILING, aged 1 month and 21 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Sunday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, 107 Ninth street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 10 July 1881.
"BREITHAUPT--BREITHAUPT, Frank J. - 24." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Sept 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.
"BREITHAUPT--Near Pinole, Contra Costa county, Cal., September 12, Frank J. BREITHAUPT, a native of Iowa, aged 24 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Sept 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.
"BREITZMANN--In Raymond, Cal. January 19 [1912], Robert J. BREITZMANN, beloved husband of Flora BREITZMANN, father of Lucile and Robert BREITZMANN, son of Mrs. Anna BREITZMANN and brother of Sophia B. SKELLINGER, Mrs. P. PARKER, Claudine BREITZMANN and Janau BREITZMANN, a native of San Francisco, aged 34 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Jan 1912. Transcribed by Nancy Pfaff.
"BREKLE--In this city, February 9, 1932, Martha, beloved wife of William BREKLE and sister of Mrs. Anna BOLM and Mrs. B. SCHILLING, a native of Germany. The funeral will take place today at 10 o'clock from the residence parlors of the Henry J. Gallagher Co, No. 2597 Howard st. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Feb, 1932. Transcribed by Nancy Pfaff.
"BREMEL--Francis BREMEL, a drayman, died yesterday evening from the effects of injuries received by his horse falling upon him, Wednesday last." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 20 June 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"BREMER--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: A. BREMER." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BREMER--July 13, Charles BREMER, a native of Germany, aged 42 years (In the Small-Pox Hospital)." Source: San Francisco Call, 15 July 1868, page 2. Transcribed by  Sandi Bordelon.


"BREMER--In this city, January 2d, Edward John, son of William and Hannah BREMER, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 years, 5 mos. and 25 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-MORROW (Sunday) at 1 1/2 o’clock p.m. from the residence of the parent’s 145 Jessie street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 3 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"BREMER--Dispatch from San Francisco, May 6 -- The step-father of the little girl, Katie BREMER, who died from the effects of strychnine which was placed on a piece of an orange left in her way, has been placed under arrest while the Coroner is investigating the case. He made many contradictory statements to the police concerning the affair, and there are circumstances connected with the case which are withheld from publication for the present." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 7 May 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"BREMER--In Alameda, August 15, Willie, son of Herman and the late Dorothea BREMER, aged 10 years, 7 months and 14 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Wednesday), from the Narrow gauge landing, foot of Market street, at 1:40 p.m., without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 17 Aug 1881.
"BRENKMAN--MELANCHOLY SUICIDE--A German servant girl named Catherine BRENKMAN, who arrived in San Francisco on the Cortes, committed suicide on Friday last, by hanging herself. She came from Bremervorde, Hanover, with the family of one of the proprietors of the Pacific Brewery. Since her arrival, she had been very melancholy and homesick. On Friday morning she went into an out-house adjoining the Brewery, and, placing a rope about her neck, committed self-destruction. She was 26 years of age, and single, having no relations in this country." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 17 Oct 1859. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRENNAN--In this city, July 7, Ann Maria, daughter of Timothy and Catharine BRENNAN, a native of this city, aged 6 months and 20 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Friday) at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, No. 30 Silver street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 8 July 1875.
"BRENNAN--In this city, July 7, Ann Maria, daughter of Timothy and Catharine BRENNAN, a native of this city, aged 6 months and 20 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, No. [30?] Silver street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 9 July 1875.
"BRENNAN--In this city, July 5, 1937, Barbara Jane BRENNAN, dearly beloved daughter of Frank M. and Lillian BRENNAN, a native of San Francisco, aged 4 years, 2 months and 7 days. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Anderson's, Valencia street at 25th street. Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 6 July 1937, p.9. 
"BRENNAN--In this city, July 5, Catherine, beloved wife of James BRENNAN, a native of Port Magee, county Kerry, Ireland, aged 37 years. [Norwich (Conn.) papers please copy.] Friends and acquaintance are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Monday), at 2 1/2 o’clock, p.m. from No. 465 Beale street, corner of Harrison." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 7 July 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"BRENNAN--In [Salthas ?], November 12, 1921, Frank BRENNAN, dearly beloved husband of Emma BRENNAN and loving son of the late Elizabeth BRENNAN, and loving brother of William C. and Florence M. BRENNAN, a native of San Francisco, aged 35 years, a member of the San Francisco Fire Department and the Mutual Aid of S.F.F.D. Funeral today at 8:30 from the parlors of McBrearty & McCormick, 643-645 Valencia Street, thence to St. Paul's Church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul commencing at 9 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Nov 1921. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"BRENNAN--In this city, September 29, James, eldest son of Patrick Thomas and Anna M. BRENNAN, a native of San Francisco, aged 6 years, 4 months and 14 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Wednesday), at 1 1/2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, Potrero, corner of Mariposa street and Pennsylvania avenue." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 Oct 1873.
"BRENNAN--In this city, At Ocean View, January 3, 1899, John, beloved husband of the late Ann
BRENNAN, and father of Mrs. James E. FAY, Edmund, Stephen and John BRENNAN, and brother-in-law of the late Mrs. Catherine ACKLAND, a native of the parish of Ahada, Queenstown, County Cork, Ireland, aged 75 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 3 Jan 1899, p. 11.
"BRENNAN--In this city, at Ocean View, January 3, 1899, John, beloved hisband of the late Ann BRENNAN, father of Mrs. James E. FAY and Edmund, Stephen and John V. BRENNAN, and brother-in-law of the late Mrs. Catherine ACKLAND, a native of the parish of Ahada, Queenstow, County Cork, Ireland, aged 75 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Thursday) at 9:45 o'clcok from his late residence, 29 Broad street, Ocean View, thence to St. Michael's Chruch, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul at 10 o'clock. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 Jan, 1899, p. 13.
"BRENNAN--In this city, June 8, 1942, John J. BRENNAN; a native of England. A marine fireman. Funeral - Mortuary of Barry & McDonald." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 June 1942, p.13. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRENNAN--In San Leandro, November 20, Mrs. Mary BRENNAN, aged 55 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 24 Nov 1885.
"BRENNAN--In San Francisco, Dec. 7, 1956, Patricia Jean BRENNAN, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence BRENNAN; dear sister of Lawrence P., William J., Constance M., and Susan M. BRENNAN of San Jose; devoted granddaughter of Mrs. George C. MILLER of Sandstone, Minn., and Mrs. Henry A. SCHULTZ of St. Paul, Minn.; loving niece of Mrs. Dean E. CARLSTROM and Eugene E. AURELIUS of St. Paul Minn. Native of Minnesota; aged 9 years. Services Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 8:30 a.m. at the Darling-Fischer Garden Chapel, thence to St. Patrick's Church where a requiem mass will be said at 9:00 a.m. Interment Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery. Rosary Monday evening at 8 o'clock." Source: San Jose Mercury News, 9 Dec 1956, p. 13.
"BRENNAN--In the City and County Hospital, April 30, 1902, Patrick BRENNAN, a native of Ireland, aged 50 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 May 1902, page 13. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"BRENNAN--Venerable Priest Dies - Father Richard P. BRENNAN, pastor of the Mission Dolores Church, San Francisco, died in this city last night. He had given forty years of his life to the work of the Catholic Church. His first charge was in the Sacramento diocese, but he soon went to San Francisco, where some time he acted as Secretary for Archbishop ALEMANY." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, Cal.) 11 July 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BRENNAN--Thomas BRENNAN, a longshoreman who lives at 16 Guy Place, fell down the hold of the steamer, State of California yesterday and received a fractured skull. He was taken from Harbor Hospital, but his injury was found to be beyond surgical aid. He leaves a wife with six children." Source: San Francisco Call, 20 Jan 1905, p.10. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.


"BRENTSEN [sic.]--[Submitter's note: correct spelling is BERNTSEN], Alvera W., In San Francisco, August 22, 1973, Alvera W. BRENTSEN [sic.], dear daughter of the late George and Lillie BRENTSEN (sic); 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, 24 Aug 1973. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"BRESLAND--In this city, November 27, Hannah BRESLAND (nee LYNCH), a native of County Cork, Ireland, aged 42 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral. TO-DAY (Friday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from St. Mary's Hospital." Source: San Francisco Call, 28 Nov 1879. Transcribed by Gene Murray.


"BRESLAUER--In this city, May 18, 1902, Nathan BRESLAUER, beloved son of Hulda BRESLAUER, and brother of Samuel, Louis D., Joseph and Martin BRESLAUER and the late Daniella BRESLAUER. A native of San Francisco, aged 15 years, 4 months and 13 days. Funeral from family residnce, 522 Gooden Gate Ave. Interment, Salem Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 20, May 1902, page 13. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"BRESLIN--John." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Apr 1891.
"BRESLIN--In this city, March 31, John BRESLIN, beloved husband of Mary BRESLIN, father of Susie T. MITCHELL, Mary, James, John and Neil BRESLIN, a native of County Donegal, Ireland, aged 64 years and 11 days." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 1 Apr 1891.
"BRESNAHAN--In this city, January 5, 1899, Bridget, dearly beloved wife of James I. BRESNAHAN, mother of Stephen, John, Thomas, Mary and Frank BRESNAHAN, and sister of Mary and John GAFFNEY, a native of Killucan, County Westmeath, Ireland, aged 35 years..." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 6 Jan 1899.
"BRETT-- (Religious)--In this city, Jan. 17, 1948, Sister Mary Lucilla of the Sisters of the Holy Family, daughter of the late Thomas and Theresa BRETT, loving sister of Thomas, Jane and Gladys BRETT and Mrs. Dorothy TUTT. The funeral will take place Monday, Jan. 19, 1948, from the Chapel of the Holy Family Convent, 890 Hayes St., where a Requiem High mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9:30 a.m. Internment, Holy Cross Cemetery. (J.C. O'Connor Co.)" Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 Jan 1948, p 29. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com
"BRETT--In this city, November 13, Clyde W., dearly beloved husband of Lena BRETT, loving son of Thomas, Jennie, Estella, Gladys and Dorothy BRETT, a native of San Francisco, aged 23 years, 2 months. Funeral private today (Friday) at 10 a.m., from the United Undertakers, 2596 Howard st. Internment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Nov 1918, p 4. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com
"BRETT--In San Rafael, February 29, 1956. Jane T. BRETT, loving sister of Thomas M. BRETT of Capitola. Gladys L. BRETT and Dorothy A. TUTT, both of Martinez; a native of San Francisco. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services at 9 a.m. Friday. March 2, 1956, from the Connolly & Taylor Chapel, 1124 Ferry St., Martinez, thence to St. Catherine's Church where a Requiem High Mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul commencing at 9:30 a.m. followed by internment in the family plot, Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Recitation of the rosary will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1 in the Connolly & Taylor Chapel, Martinez." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 1 March 1956. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com
"BRETT--In this city, July 17, 1943, Theresa A., dearly beloved wife of the late Thomas A. BRETT, loving mother of Thomas M., Jane T., Sister M. Lucilla of the Sisters of the Holy Family, Gladys L. BRETT and Mrs. Dorothy A. TUTT, sister of Henry MCGEE and grandmother of Stanley T. BRETT. A member of the Pathfinder Circle No.  596, N.O.W. and Teresita Institute No. 123, Y.L.I. Funeral Monday at 9 a.m. from GANTNER, FELDER, KENNY Chapel, 1965 Market Street at Duboce Ave., thence to St. Brendan's Church where a requiem mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Internment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 July 1943. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com
"BRETZ--In this city, January 10, Charles Eugene, beloved son of A. and E.S. BRETZ, a native of Ohio, aged 17 years, 10 months and 5 days. (Seneca County [O.] papers please copy.) Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-morow (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, 1925 Larkin street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 11 Jan 1886.
"BRETZNER--In Alameda, December 10, Frank Herbert Emil, son of Emil A. and Margaret C. BRETZNER, a native of Sweden, aged 6 years and 6 months." Source: San Francisco Morning Call,13 Dec 1890. Transcribed by Susan Quinn.
"BREWER--Death Takes S.J. Stage Electrician - Clarence C. BREWER, 74, former San Jose stage electrician, died in San Francisco Sunday following a prolonged period of ill health. BREWER was an electrician here for more than half a century, and was secretary-treasurer of Local 134, Theatrical Stage Employees, for some 30 years. He resided in the 100 Block of S. 10th street until a few moths ago. His wife, Daisy, died here in 1949. Final rites will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. from the John E. Dowdle Mortuary. Burial will be in the family plot at Oak Hill Memorial Park. ******* BREWER - In San Francisco, May 4, 1958; Clarance G. BREWER, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Daisy E. BREWER; loving uncle of Mrs. Iva WALDEN of New Jersey and Mrs. Marvel TAILLEFER of San Francisco; dear friends of Mr. and Mrs. Harry PRAHM of Modesto and of Mr. and Mrs. William KAYSER of San Jose. A member of IBEW No. 332; past secretary-treasurer of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 134. Services Wednesday, May 7, at 10 a.m. from the John E. Dowdle Mortuary, 1066 S. Second St." Source: San Jose Mercury, 6 May 1958, p. 4.
"BREWSTER--BY STATE TELEGRPH, San Francisco, Aug. 20 -- Coroner HARRIS is holding an inquest in the Police court this afternoon on the body of John BREWSTER, Jr., who was killed by the falling of the Summer Street House. The verdict which the jury may render will apply to all the victims of the sad disaster." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 21 Aug 1866. Transcribed by Dee.


"BREWER--in San Francisco, July 12, 1943, Sadiebelle BREWER, widow of John Maitland BREWER, and loving mother of William Maitland BREWER; a native of San Francisco. Friends are invited to attend the funeral at the California Crematory, 4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, Wednesday, July 14, 1943, at 2 o'clock p.m.. Friends may call at the Grant D. Miller Mortuaries Inc., East 14th St, cor. 24th av., Oakland, until noon Wednesday." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 July 1943.
"BREWSTER--General John A. BREWSTER, the surveyor of the present townsite of Santa Rosa, and a citizen whose name will be found in the earliest records of the county, died at the County Hospital Sunday. For many years he followed the profession of civil engineer and was widely known throughout the county. The deceased came to the State with General J.C. FREMONT and early, made his home in Sonoma. Both of his children reside in San Francisco, to whom his remains will be sent this morning. He was 57y at the time of his death." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 12 Jan 1889. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BREWSTER--In this city, October 8, 1893, Mrs. Sarah J. BREWSTER." Source: San Francisco Call, 11 October 1893, page 10.
"BREYFOGLE--In San Jose, February 27, Dr. Charels W. BREYFOGLE." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 28 Feb 1895.
"BRIAN--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: Miss J.C. BRIAN." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BRIANS--In Occidental, December 3, Hattie M. BRIANS of Occidental, sister of Elise RAMOS of Berkeley, Alice GARCIA of Sausalito, and Fred BONES of Fulton. A native of Occidental. Funeral December 6 at the Methodist Church in Occidental. Interment Druids Occidental Cemetery." Source: Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 5 Dec 1955. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"BRICKLEY--In this city, September 16, John BRICKLEY, a native of Ireland, aged 70 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Sept. 1907, p. 6.
"BRICKMAN--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, July 26 - A little child, aged 3 years and a half, daughter of Frederick and Emma BRICKMAN, was accidentally drowned yesterday afternoon by falling into a cistern." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 27 July 1865. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRIDGE--In this city, August 6, Helen Marion, wife of William E. BRIDGE, a native of Vermont, aged 42 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, TO-DAY (Friday), at 3 o'clock P.M. from the residence, 711 Jones street. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 7 Aug 1885.
"BRIDGES--June 7, 1942, Daisy BRIDGES (HAYNES), dearly beloved mother of George and Bud HAYNES; a native of Kansas City, Missouri. (Sacramento Bee please copy.) Funeral: Duggan’s. Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 June 1942, p.13. Transcribed by Dee. 
"BRIDGES--Death - Dr. E.T. BRIDGES." Source: San Francisco Call, 26 Oct 1889, p. 8. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"BRIDGES--At sea, on board steamship Moses Taylor, Sept. 9th, James L. BRIDGES, L.F.D., a native of England, aged 55 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 19 Sept 1865.
"BRIDGMAN--In this city, October 20, John BRIDGMAN, a native of England, aged 65 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. G. CIABROUGH, No. 15 John street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 22 Oct 1879, p. 4. 
"BRIDGWOOD--In this city, April 1, 1891, at his residence, 311 Fremont street, Samuel BRIDGWOOD, beloved husband of Catherine BRIDGWOOD, a native of Ireland, aged 60 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Apr 1891.
"BRIEGER--In this city, Jan. 5th, of dropsy, Adolph BRIEGER (?) aged 37 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 8 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"BRIEL--Jacob BRIEL, a butcher, committed suicide yesterday at his residence on Eighth street by taking strychnine; cause, intemperance. He leaves a family." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 16 Apr 1869. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"BRIERLY--The flags in the vicinity of the Pacifc Mail wharf are flying at half-mast out of respect to the memory of the late Chief Engineer of the 'Montana,' Frank BRIERLY, who died on her up trip." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 13 Aug 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"BRIESACH (BANKS)--In this city, Dec. 17, 1952, Hazel A., beloved wife of the late Lawrence W.
BRIESACH, loving mother of Lawrence W. BRIESACH and Mrs. Elaine MARSH, loving sister of Mrs. Marion E. WITT, a native of New York, aged 55 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Friday at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the United Undertakers, 1096 South Van Ness Avenue at 22nd Street. Interment, National Cemetery, Presidio." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Dec 1952, p. 27.
"BRIESE--Robert BRIESE, a saloonkeeper, shortly after 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, shot and fatally wounded a woman named Mary BARNUM at the Dunlap lodging house, 220 O Farrell Street. Believeing he had killed her, BRIESE turned the weapon on himself and a moment later lay dead. The Receiving Hospital surgeons have little hope for recovery of the woman, as the bullet struck the right side of her abdomen and passed clear though her body. The shooting is suppose to have been the result of the man's jealous love for the woman." Source: Sacramento Bee, 19 Feb 1898. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"BRIGAERTS--In this city, September 18, Anna Stacia, beloved wife of the late Joseph H. BRIGAERTS and sister of James and Aaron J. BARRY and Mrs. Kate BLOIS, a native of New

Orleans, aged 60 years. Notice of funeral hereafter. Remains at the residence 32 Bourbon place, off Ellis street, near Steiner." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Sept. 1907, p. 6.
"BRIGGS--DEATH - in San Francisco, Feb. 21, Calvin BRIGGS, aged about 60 years." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 25 Feb 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"BRIGGS--DEATH of a PIONEER - Calvin T. BRIGGS, for many years a resident of San Joaquin county, died at San Francisco on the 20th instant. His funeral took place at Liberty on the 22d instant. Deceased was a whale-man for a number of years, and for a long time was a trapper on this coast. He came to California in 1832, and was a life member of the California Pioneer Association - his registry as such dating back to 1837." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 27 Feb 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc. 
"BRIGGS--In this city, March 29, 1906, Charles G., son of Frank F. and Louise M. BRIGGS, grandson of Chas. SCHMITT, a native of California aged 15 years, 3 months and 8 days. (San Francisco papers please copy.) Funeral notice hereafter." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 30 March 1906, Page 5. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"BRIGGS--In this city, Nov. 17th, Frank P., son of Edgar and Matilda A. BRIGGS, aged 13 months and 8 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 18 Nov 1865.
"BRIGGS--In Sebastopol, July 4, Mary E., beloved wife of the late Alfred BRIGGS, loving mother of Mrs. Henry ELlPHICK and Clarisse BRIGGS and stepmother of Mrs. Guy BINNELL, a native of Darlington, La Fayette County, Wis." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1911.
"BRIGGS--In San Francisco, Feb. 10th, Sarah L., wife of Mr. Edgar BRIGGS, aged 22 years, 10 months." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat,14 Feb 1858. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRIGGS--In this city, July 17th, Mrs. Sarah E. BRIGGS, a native of Boston, Mass., aged 44 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 19 July 1878.
"BRIGGS--In San Francisco Feb 10th, Sarah L., wife of Mr. Edgar BRIGGS, and daughter of T.R. HUTCHINSON, of Columbia Ga.; age 22 years and 10 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 12 Feb. 1858. Transcribed by Marilyn Demas.


"BRIGHT--DIED -- at Central Hill, on Saturday, Nov. 27th, at 2 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Sarah BRIGHT, aged 35 years, and wife of Wm. BRIGHT. [Deceased emigrated to Black Heath, Chesterfield county, Virginia, where she married and lived until November, 1855, and arrived in San Francisco on the 29th of that month, and joined her husband immediately after, in this county, where she lived until the period of her death. She leaves a husband and 3 boys, the eldest about 8 years and the youngest 3 [or 5] days old. Communicated.]" Source: The San Andreas Independent, 4 Dec 1858. Transcribed by Dee.

"BRILES--In Napa, Napa County, February 2, 1935, John BRILES, father of Thomas BRILES of Alturas, Oliver BRILES of San Francisco, Chester BRILES of Napa, Mrs. W. R. HERYFORD of Davis Creek, Mrs. H. E. BARKER of Los Angeles, Mrs. V. F. ROBBINS of Oakland, and Mrs. George FREEMAN of San Francisco; a native of North Carolina, aged 85 years. Funeral in the Webber Funeral Parlors today (Monday, February 4)." Source: Surprise Valley Record (Cedarville, Modoc County, CA) 6 Feb 1935. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.

"BRINCKMAN--Katarina BRINCKMAN, a young German girl, committed suicide last week, at San Francisco, she had recently come here from Hanover to marry her sweetheart. Her self-destruction on the eve of her marriage is attributed to home sickness." Source: Sonoma County Journal (Petaluma, CA), 21 Oct 1859. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BRINK--In this city, July 8, 1892, Laura, beloved daughter of Sheldon and Mary BRINK, a native of San Francisco, aged 4 months and 12 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 9 July 1892, page 8.


"BRINSTAD--In this city, August 27, 1942, Charles W. BRINSTAD, beloved husband of Lillie BRINSTAD, loving father of Paul E. BRINSTAD of Sacramento. Retired secretary Nothern California Baptist Convention. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Monday, August 31st, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, Market and Octavia Sts. Friends may call at the Maneely Chapel, Divisadero St. at O’Farrell, until 12:30 p.m. Monday." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 Aug 1942, Page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"BRISENO--In this city, September 14, Frank E. BRISENO, a native of Lapaz, California, aged 27 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Friday) at 2-1/2 o'clock p.m. from no. 2012 Powell street." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 16 Sept 1881. Transcribed by Janet Anderson.
"BRISTOW--Elizabeth SOULE BRISTOW was born March 1, 1853 in San Francisco and died March 8, 1853 in San Franscisco. She was the first born child of James Hervey BRISTOW and Frances C (COOLIDGE) BRISTOW, formerly of Louisville, KY." Source: Civil War Pension Papers. Contact: Marilynn lencad@citlink.net


"BRITT--In this city July 16, 1920, Arthur Merrill BRITT, beloved husband of Ida BRITT, devoted father of Rowene BRITT, son of Mrs. E. E. BRITT, brother of O. W. BRITT, Mrs. Carl HAUMAN [sic; should be BAUMAN], Mrs. Lola MACKAY, Mrs. Fanny THURBER, Mrs. B. W. BARTLETT, and Mrs. Carry BROWN, a native of Knights Ferry California, aged 54 years, 8 months and 9 days. A member of Santa Cruz Lodge, #96, I.O.O.F. and Woodland Encampment #71, I.O.O.F. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services at 10 o'clock Monday morning, July 19, at Gray's, Divisadero st at Geary, under the auspices of the General Relief Committee, I.O.O.F. Interment private. Please omit flowers. (Reno, Woodland and Santa Cruz papers please copy.)" Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Jul 1920. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com

"BRITT-- In this city, November 9, 1927, Ellen Eliza, idolized mother of Fannie THURBER, Belle MITCHELL, O. W. BRITT, Pearl BAUMAN, and Lola BROCE, a native of Vermont, 84 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Friday, November 11, 1927, at 9:30 a.m. from her late residence, 1429 Steiner st. Interment 3:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Santa Cruz." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Nov 1927. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"BRITTON--Emmet Nicholson BRITTON, Jr., 80, died on January 18, 1996 in St. Helena. Mr. BRITTON was born in San Francisco in 1916 to Emmet and Rebecca BOALT BRITTON. He was the grandson of Thomas BOALT, who was Station Master at the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot in St. Helena. He was also the grandson of John A. BRITTON, the first president of Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Mr. BRITTON moved to St. Helena with his wife, Jean, in 1977. He was retired from Standard Oil Company of California, where he worked for 35 years as a Public Relations Liaison. He is survived by this wife of 58 years, Jean CAMPBELL BRITTON of St. Helena, his brother, Thomas C. BRITTON of Mendocino: his son, John C. BRITTON of St. Helena: his daughters, Kathleen HOOD of Novato, and Margaret NYHAN of Boston, MA; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Patricia B. BAND of Santa Rosa. A Memorial service will be held Monday, Jan. 22, at 3 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 1314 Spring St., St. Helena. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Chapel St. Helena." Source: Napa Valley Register, 20 Jan 1996 p. 2D. Transcribed by Evalou.
"BRITTON--In the City and County Hospital, November 18th, T. M. F. BRITTON, aged 53 years, a native of Pennsylvania." Source: Alta California, 19 Nov 1870.
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