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.

"BROAD--"Cholera--The interments on Saturday and yesterday include a number of deaths by cholera...Nov. 3, 1850: Martha BROAD, 2½ yrs, Somerset, Eng., diarrhea." Source: Alta California, 4 Nov 1850 (Transcribed from microfilm held at University of Nevada, Reno). Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"BROAD--In this city, October 21, William B. BROAD, aged 50 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Wednesday), at 3 o'clock P.M., from Lockhart & Porter's warerooms, No. 16 O'Farrell street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 22 Oct 1879, p. 4.
"BROCK--Death - Carl BROCK." Source: San Francisco Call, 26 Oct 1889, p. 8. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"BROCKWAY--DEATH of JUDGE BROCKWAY -- After a brief illness of about 24 hours, Hon. S.W. BROCKWAY, late Judge of the 11th Judicial District, died of congestive chills at San Mateo, on Monday evening, March 29th. It is but a short time since Judge BROCKWAY resigned his judicial position to engage in the legal profession in San Francisco, where he had a number of wealthy clients and a lucrative practice. He was a man of considerable talent, genial disposition and had a host of friends, having been especially popular in the counties of El Dorado, Calaveras and Amador, which constituted his District during his term as Judge." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 1 Apr 1869. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"BROCKWAY--The funeral of Judge BROCKWAY, yesterday, was largely attended by Odd Fellows, members of the Bar and delegations from neighboring towns. The body lay in state at Odd Fellows' Hall, on Montgomery street, during the morning." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 5 Apr 1869. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"BRODER--In this city [San Francisco], August 27, Sir Knight Andrew H. BRODER of Visalia, a native of Canada, aged 56 years, 4 months and 14 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock P.M., from Masonic Temple, corner of Post and Montgomery streets.  Remains at William H. Porter's parlors, No. 16 O'Farrell street."  [Submitter's note: "Sir Knight" is from the Knights Templars which Mr. BRODER must have been a member of.]  Source: Daily Examiner (San Francisco, CA), 29 Aug 1883, page 4, column 5. Contact: Steve Harrison raleighwood@juno.com


"BRODER--In this city, July 1, 1895, Mary D., youngest and beloved daughter of C.D. and Mary BRODER, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 months and 3 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 2 July 1895, p. 13.
"BRODERICK--D.C. BRODERICK by D.S. TERRY in 1859, killed in duels as reported in the San Francisco 'Telegram." Source: Sonoma County Journal (Petaluma, CA), 7 Oct 1859. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor. 
"BRODERICK--Died at San Francisco, on the 16th inst., David C. BRODERICK, of Irish parentage, a native of Wash. D.C. and late U.S. Senator from Ca. aged 39y." Source: Sonoma County Journal (Petaluma, CA), 23 Sept 1859. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BRODERICK--July 6 [1860] Ex-Justice TERRY, who killed Senator BRODERICK in a duel, having obtained another change of venue to Marin county, received a mock trial before Judge HARDY, and was acquitted." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1861. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BRODERICK--BRODERICK'S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT -- Col. A.J. BUTLER; one of the executors of BRODERICK's Will, returned from Washington in the last steamer, and brought a copy of that document with him. Here it is, as published in the Telegram: "In the Name of God, Amen: I, David C. BRODERICK, of the city of San Francisco, in the State of California, of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament. "First - After all my just debts and liabilities are paid, I give and bequeath to my friend John A. McGLYNN, of San Francisco, the sum of ten thousand dollars. "Second - All the rest and residue of my estate, both real and personal, I give and bequeath to my friend George WILKES, of the city of New York. "Third - I hereby make, constitute and appoint my friends, George WILKES, John A. McGLYNN and Andrew J. BUTLER, Executors of this my last Will and Testament; and also declare that no sureties shall be required from them or either of them. "Last - I hereby revoke all Wills and Codicils by me heretofore made, and declare this to be my only last Will and Testament. "In witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand and seal, at the city of New York, this second day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine." (Signed) "D.C. BRODERICK" Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 13 Feb 1860. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BBODERICK [sic.]--In this city, June 30, 1895, Susie T., beloved daughter of John and Rose BRODERICK and sister of John, William, Rose, Annie, Margaret and Fred BRODERICK, a native of Carlisle, Pa., aged 29 years, 11 months and 1 day. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Monday) at 3 o'clock p.m., from the residence of her parents, Fort Mason, thence to St. Bridget's Church for services. Interment Presidio Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 July 1895, p. 11.
"BRODIE--In this city, September 8, Flora, wife of John BRODIE, a native of Aberdeen, Scotland; aged 42 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Tuesday), at 3 o’clock p.m., from Bryant street, between Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 9 Sept 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"BROGER--In the City and County Almshouse, April 4, Henry BROGER, a native of Denmark, aged 57 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 6 April 1891. Transcribed by Carolyn Feroben.
"BROLEY--In San Francisco, June 28th, Louis BROLEY, aged 60 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 4 July 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BROMLEY--In this city, June 17, Sarah Ray, wife of George T. BROMLEY, a native of Rhode Island, aged 64 years, 8 months and 11 days. (Sacramento papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Tuesday) at 1 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, No. 2928 Bush street. Interment, Masonic Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 19 June 1888.
"BRONK--In this city, March 12, Mary E. BRONK, a native of New York, aged 70 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 March 1899, p.12. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"BRONSON--Major John F. BRONSON, who had charge of the troops sent to Amador recently, died at San Francisco on Thursday, 27th. His death resulted from exposure on that trip." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 29 July 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRONSON--Dispatch from San Francisco, July 30 -- The funeral of the late Major J.F. BRONSON, of the 1st Regiment, N.G.C., took place this afternoon, and was a very imposing affair. The entire 1st and 3rd Regiments turned out in full force and Major General COBB, Adjutant General CAZNEAU, Brigadier General HEWSTON and Colonel J.W. McKENSIE, with their respective staffs, marched in line. The services were conducted under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, Yerba Buena Lodge No. 15, turning out in full force. The procession was witnessed by thousands of people, who thronged the streets along the line of march. The remains, enclosed in a metallic coffin, were deposited in the vault at Lone Mountain, and Co. 4, of the 1st Regiment, fired a final salute." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 31 July 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRONSTEIN--In Red Bluff, Dec 15th, Rachel, wife of Jacob BRONSTEIN, and daughter of J. and M. PRIEBATCH, aged 22 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 21 Dec 1865.
"BRONSTEIN--Dispatch from San Francisco, June 10 -- The little son of Simon BRONSTEIN, aged 2 years, who ran under the horse car, corner of Brannan and Sixth streets on Saturday last and had his legs crushed, died today." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (San Joaquin Co., CA) 11 June 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"BROOD--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. BROOD." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BROOKE--In this city, August 1, Gideon BROOKE, a native of Washington (D.C.), aged 62 years, long a resident of Prescott (A.T.). Friends and acquaintnaces and Arizonians are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Thursday), at 1 1/2 o'clock p.m., from No. 16 O'Farrell street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 Aug 1881.
"BROOKS--In this city, November 20, Bertie E. BROOKS." Source: Daily Alta California, 22 Nov 1885.
"BROOKS--In this city, November 26, Charles BROOKS, a native of Prussia, aged 56 years. Funeral Sunday, at 1:30 p.m., from the Hall of San Francisco Lodge, No. 3, B.P.O. Elks, No. 413 Sutter street. Remains at Cowen, Porter & Cole parlors, No. 118 Geary street." Source: Daily Alta California, 29 Nov 1885.
"BROOKS--In this city, January 7, 1899, Katie, beloved wife of Patrick J. BROOKS and mother of Willie, Tessie and George BROOKS, a native of San Francisco, aged 29 years and 5 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) at 9:30 o'clock from her late residence, 234 Elsie street, off Cortland avenue, thence to St. John's Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 10 o'clock. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 9 Jan 1899.
"BROOKS--In Oakland, May 17, Mrs. Mary H. BROOKS, mother of E.F. BROOKS of El Dorado county, Cal., and Dr. F.S. BROOKS of Martinez, Cal, a native of New York, aged [31?] years and 8 months." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 May 1906.
"BROOKS--In Oakland, May 17, Mrs. Mary H. BROOKS, mother of E.F. BROOKS of El Dorado County, Cal., and Dr. F.S. BROOKS of Martinez, Cal., a native of New York, aged 81 years and 8 months." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 May 1906, p.10. Transcribed by Barbara Orsborn.
"BROOKS--At O.W. WALLACE's ranch, on the Marysville road, eight miles from Sacramento, August 10th, Samuel BROOKS, aged 14 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 14 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"BROOKS--In this city, July 30th, Mrs. Sarah BROOKS." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 3 Aug 1865.
"BROOKSHIRE--E.S. BROOKSHIRE, one of the earliest settlers of these valleys and former keeper of an Inn at Knight's Valley, committed suicide; cause, poverty and domestic difficulties. He died in San Francisco yesterday at the International Hotel." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 16 Feb 1882. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BROOKWAY--In Sacramento, Aug. 14th, Chas. E. BROOKWAY, a native of Washington D.C., aged 27 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 17 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"BROOVEL--In this city, Nov. 2d, Chas. BROOVEL, aged 22 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 4 Nov 1865.
"BRORICK--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. BRORICK." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BROSNAN--Judge Charles W. BROSNAN, of the Supreme Court of the State of Nevada, died at the Auzerais House in San Jose, yesterday afternoon, from an affection of the throat which he has suffered from since last December. Judge BROSNAN was aged 54 years. He had no family, but leaves a sister residing at Santa Clara. Most of the Courts in this city adjourned today out of respect to his memory." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 23 April 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.


"BROSSEAU--In San Francisco, Jan. 3d, Mrs. Mary BROSSEAU, a native of Canada, aged 68 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 6 Sept 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BROTHERTON--San Juan -- The funeral of R. H. BROTHERTON took place Wednesday…The religious services were performed at the cemetery by Rev. W. M. ROGERS. [On Monday evening, R. H. BROTHERTON, formerly a well-to-do lawyer, of San Juan, but for many months an inmate of the Hollister County Hospital went to his final account…born in the city of Baltimore, and came to California with his father who was the captain of a sailing vessel. At this time BROTHERTON was about fourteen years of age. From San Francisco he went to Calaveras county where he was engaged as a telegraph operator. He was also a good druggist and in 1869 he came to San Juan, and with T. MAGNER bought out the drug business of Doctor THORN & McDONALD…He was united in marriage to a most estimable and accomplished lady, Miss Lucy CANFIELD, a daughter of R. W. CANFIELD, of San Juan, who has born him several beautiful children…]." Source: The Hollister Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co., CA), 1 Mar 1889. Transcribed by Dee.
"BROUGHAM--In this city, August 14th, Mary Elizabeth, only daughter of John BROUGHAM, aged 4 months and 12 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Saturday) at 2 o'clock p.m., from the Orphan Ayslum, Market street." Source: Daily Alta California, 15 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"BROUSSARD--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, July 25 -Judge Sawyer today sentenced Joseph HAGNELL to 10 years in the State Prison for manslaughter, in the killing of Pollit BROUSSARD." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 26 July 1865. Transcribed by Dee.
"BROWER--In this city, August 21, 1951, Elisabeth BROWER, beloved wife of the late Marshall BROWER, loving sister of Mrs. C. H. PARKER of St. Paul, MN, Mrs. Laura GOULD of Alameda, Mrs. Kate KEHL of Sunnyvale, Mrs. Arthur ZIMMER, Miss Amelia UTSCHIG and the late Mrs. Sophie McLATCHIE and Mrs. Pauline DILLON." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Aug 1951. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"BROWER--In this city, September 7, 1922, Marshall W. BROWER, dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth I. BROWER, and loving son of Marcia and the late Henry O. BROWER, a native of Danville, Illinois. A member of Pacific Lodge No. 155, I.O.O.F. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Saturday) September 9, 1922, at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral parlor of Carew and English, 1616 Geary St., under the auspices of Pacific Lodge, No. 155, I.O.O.F. Interment Greenlawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco

Chronicle, 8 Sep 1922, p. _6, c.6. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"BROWLEY--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, Apr. 12 - The will of Clifton W. BROWLEY was filed in the Probate Court yesterday. He leaves all his property to his wife so long as she remains single, but in case she marries again the property goes to his sons. Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 13 April 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"BROWN--A man named BROWN was drowned in Pitt river, at Ballard's toil bridge, one day last week." Source: Sacramento Daily Record, 26 July 1872, p.2. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.


"BROWN--In this city, May 13, Albert Frederick, infant son of Albert and Katie BROWN, a native of San Francisco, aged 4 months and 14 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday) from the residence of his parents, Sixteenth street, between Potrero avenue and Hampshire street." Source: San Francisco Call, 14 May 1887, p. 8.
"BROWN--At Camp Alert, San Francisco, March 18th, Alexander BROWN, of Company L, Second Cavalry, California volunteers, aged 20 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 3 Apr 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BROWN--Ametta BROWN, 2 years, 4 months, Aug. 18, San Francisco."  Source: New York Times, 6 Oct 1851. Transcribed by J. Ireland
"BROWN--In this city, December 15th, infant daughter of the late Annie Maria BROWN." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 16 Dec 1865.
"BROWN--In this city, December 9th, Anne Maria, wife of Wm. H. BROWN, a native of Liverpool, England, aged 23 years and 6 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 11 Dec 1865.
"BROWN--Died -- BROWN -- in San Francisco, Sep 19, 1887, Catherine BROWN, wife of Judge BROWN, of San Benito county." Source: The Hollister Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co., CA), 23 Sept 1887. Transcribed by Dee.
"BROWN--Funeral services, a requiem mass at St. Gregory's church, San Mateo, were held today for Mrs. Catherine BROWN, 83, who died Tuesday at her home, 134 Chestnut lane, San Mateo. She was a native of San Francisco and had resided in San Mateo for the past 18 months. Surviving are nieces, Mrs. Ella McKEEVER, San Francisco, and Mrs. Esther LaRUE, San Mateo. Interment will be Holy Cross cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of Sneider & Sullivan chapel." Source: San Mateo Times, 17 May 1956, p.28. Transcribed by jch.
"BROWN--In Belmont, San Mateo county, February 1, Charles F., son of Charles W. and the late Helena BROWN, a native of San Francisco, aged 26 years, 3 months and 23 days. A member of Bald Eagle Tribe, No. 75, Imp. O.R.M.; Bald Eagle Council, No. 77, D. of P., and Court Presidio, No. 40, F. of A. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Tuesday, February 4, at 2 o'clock, from the chapel of Craig, Cochran & Co., 1169 Valencia street, near Twenty-third. Inciueration [sic.], Cypress Lawn Cemetery. OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF BALD Eagle Tribe, No. 75, Imp. O.R.M., are requested to attend the funeral of our late brother, Charles F. BROWN, Tuesday, February 4, at 1:30 o'clock, from the undertaking parlors of Craig, Cochran & Co. 1169 Valencia street, near Twenty-third. By order of A.T. NODDER, Sachem H. DIXON, Chief of Records. OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF COURT Presidio, No. 40, F. of A., are requested to attend the funeral of our late brother., P.C.R. Charles F. BROWN, Tuesday, February 4, at 1:30 o'clock from the chapel of Craig, Cochran & CO, 1169 Valencia street, near Twenty-third. By order of W.H. GOLLING, Chief Ranger, C.E. MORRISY, Fin. Sec'y." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Feb 1913, p. 13. Transcribed by jch.
"BROWN--Dispatch from San Francisco, Sept. 1 -- It was rumored this morning that a fearful murder had been committed in the southern part of the city. The facts, as far as can be ascertained, are these: Mrs. Annie BROWN, wife of Captain Jas. BROWN, a sea Captain, who had commenced boarding at No. 38 Natoma street, yesterday, was attacked during the day with delirium tremens, and in the afternoon called for a knife saying she wished to kill herself. In the night she made her escape from her room in her night dress and friends were hunting for her all night. This morning she was found lying dead on the floor of the laboratory in the rear of the drug store, corner of Second and Howard streets. Blood was oozing from her ears as if she had received a crushing blow on the head, and there were marks on the throat and mouth which led to the suspicion that she had been murdered. The clerk who usually sleeps there, did not do so last night. On examination it was found that the back door had been broken in, and it is now believed that she broke in there herself, being familiar with the premises from having roomed above for some years, and died either from the effects of a fall or from something which she may have swallowed in the drug store. The bottles were disturbed as if she had been hunting for some poison. The Coroner will make a full investigation." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 2 Sept 1872. Transcribed by Dee.


"BROWN--Dispatch from San Francisco, Sept. 5 -- The Coroner is holding an inquest this evening in the case of Mrs. Annie BROWN, found dead in a drug store on Howard street, on Sunday morning. The post mortem shows that she died from the effect of corrosive poison, but how and where she got it is still unexplained." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 6 Sept 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"BROWN--Dropped Dead - E.E. BROWN, of 1608 Devisadero Street, an insurance man, fell dead at the corner of Geary Street and Grant Avenue, San Francisco, about 5 o'clock last evening. Heart failure is thought to have been the cause of death." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, Cal.) 17 Oct 1905, Page 5. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BROWN--In this city, January 11, J. Earl BROWN, beloved husband of Emma POULTERER BROWN, fomerly of Nevada City, Cal. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Thursday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from the Masonic Temple, Post street. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Jan 1892, p. 7.
"BROWN--In East Oakland, March 8, Edward V. BROWN, a native of Virginia, aged 77 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 9 March 1895.
"BROWN--In this city, April 14, 1957, Elisabeth F., beloved wife of the late Harry R. BROWN; loving mother of Harriet G. BROWN and Doris B. WORTHINGTON. Private funeral services Wednesday, April 17, 1957, at 10:00 a.m. at Gantner, Felder, Kenny Chapel, 1965 Market Street at Duboce Ave." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Apr 1957. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"BROWN--In this city, March [26?], Ellen Sophia, beloved daughter of Chas. and Flora BROWN, a native of San Francisco, aged [1?] year, 10 months and 25 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 31 Mar 1874.
"BROWN--In this city, March 10, Elvina BROWN, a native of West Virginia, aged 82 years, 6 months and 10 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 11 March 1895.
"BROWN--In this city, Sept. 23, 1956, Emma Rochford BROWN, loving sister of Elise BROWN, and the late Mrs. Gilbert HALL, Mrs. Nathalie O'CONNOR, Josephine BROWN, Dan BROWN, Jr., and Dr. Vincent BROWN. A native of Petaluma, Calif. Funeral will take place Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 9:30 a.m. from her late residence, 2740 Green St., thence to St.Vincent de Paul's Church, where a Mass of Requiem will be celebrated for the repose of her soul at 10 a.m. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Petaluma, Calif. Rosary, Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Spiritual bouquets preferred." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, late Sept 1956. Contact: Kathy Balestrini kbalestrini@surewest.net
"BROWN--Nov. 19 - G.W. BROWN committed suicide in San Francisco by nearly severing his arm with a razor." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1861. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BROWN--In this city, March 12, Harry BROWN, a native of England, aged 49 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 13 March 1895.
"BROWN--In this city, Sept. 16th, Harry Winchester, son of A.F. and M.S. BROWN, aged 2 years and 5 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 18 Sept 1865.
"BROWN--In this city, July 18, Henry BROWN, a native of Amsterdam, Holland, aged 39 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 19 July 1868, page 3. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"BROWN--In San Francisco, January 11, 1906, Henry Clay, husband of Susanne BROWN, father of H. Lynn BROWN and Mrs. Ollie BRINK, and brother of Mrs. E. K. ALSIP, Mrs. M. E. BRACENBRIDGE and Mrs. T. E. RAGLAND, a native of Illinois, aged 64 years and 22 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 1:30 p.m. from Odd Fellows' Temple, Ninth and K Streets. Interment City Cemetery." Source: Sacramento Bee, 13 January 1906, p. 5. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
"BROWN--In this city, August 12, Cap't. Henry S. BROWN, a native of Philadelphia, aged 64 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 13 Aug 1868, p.3.
"BROWN--Captain Henry S. BROWN died of apoplexy in San Francisco on Wednesday morning, the 12th instant. He came to California as Captain of a vessel in 1849. From that time until 1853 he dealt in ships' stores, and from 1853 to 1857 was wharfinger on Clay and Washington street wharves. He belonged at different times to the Board of Underwriters and the Board of Pilot Commissioners. He was an earnest and active Republican and 64 years of age at the time he died." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 15 Aug 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"BROWN--In this city, October 18, H.C. BROWN (of the firm of BROWN & WILSON); a native of Ipswich, Essex County, Mass., in his 62nd year. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, to-morrow (Monday), at 2 oc'lcok p.m. from his late residence, No. 4 Bowles place, off Howard street, between Twelfth and Thirteenth." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 19 Oct 1878, p.7.
"BROWN--In this city, March 1, 1962, Irene BROWN, beloved wife of the late Arthur T. BROWN; dear sister of Mrs. Jack KYNE, Mrs. Leslie SASS, George and Nahum BRARENS, and the late John, Jacob, Fred, and Myra BRARENS. Funeral Services Monday, March 5, at 11 a.m., at Gantner-Felder-Kenny Chapel, 1965 Market St. at Duboce Ave. Interment, Olivet Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, date unknown, clipping in possession of submitter. Contact: Madelyn Bechini
"BROWN--At sea, Sept. 16th, on board ship Garibaldi, John BROWN, of London, sail-maker." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 28 Sept 1865.
"BROWN--DIED --BROWN - In Clarksburg, Yolo County, March 29, 1906, John K., husband of the late Annie F. BROWN, father of Frank, King, Joseph, Manuel, George, Albert, Rose and Clare BROWN, of Clarksburg, John BROWN, Mrs. Marion ENGWALL and Mrs. Minnie ENOS of Sacramento, Mrs. Mary WAXON of Freeport and Mrs. Annie FRANCIS of San Francisco, a native of Azores Islands, aged 66 years, 3 months and 22 days. Funeral notice hereafter." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 30 March 1906, Page 5. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BROWN --Kathleen Elise -- In Tiburon, October 9, 1970, Kathleen Elise BROWN, beloved daughter of the late Daniel and Anne BROWN, loving aunt of Geraldine M. HALL of Greenbrae, Kathleen HALL of San Francisco, Mrs. Dorothy McCONE of Greenbrae, John J. O'CONNOR of Phoenix, Ariz., Gerald B. O'CONNOR of Belvedere and the late Vincent D. O'CONNOR, Sr., also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews; a native of Petaluma, aged 93 years. Private funeral services Monday, October 12, 1970 at 10:45 a.m. from the Drawing Room of the Sorenson Funeral Home, 969 Petaluma Blvd., North Petaluma, thence to St. Vincent de Paul's Catholic Church where a Requiem Mass will be offered for the repose of her soul commencing at 11 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Petaluma, Calif." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Oct 1970. Contact: Kathy Balestrini kbalestrini@surewest.net
"BROWN--In this city, September 1, Lidia BROWN, dearly beloved wife of the late Isaac BROWN, and mother of Harvey BROWN and Mrs. Harry KOCHER, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 70 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Friday, September 3 at 1 o'clock from the mortuary chapel of The Golden Gate Undertaking Co., 2475 Mission Street. Interment: National Cemetery, Presidio." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Sept 1915. Transcribed by Sylvia.
"BROWN--In this city, January 8 [1912], Lillian BROWN, beloved wife of Daniel M. BROWN, a native of London, England, aged 38 years, 3 months and 28 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services Wednesday, January 24 at 8 p.m. at the chapel of Cypress Lawn Cemetery. Interment Cypress Lawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Jan 1912. Transcribed by Nancy Pfaff.
"BROWN--In East Oakland, February 22, Margaret, wife of Andrew BROWN, a native of England, aged 46 years, 7 months and 6 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 23 Feb 1895.
"BROWN--In this city, March 12, Maria BROWN, a native of England, aged 42 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 13 March 1895.
"BROWN--In San Francisco, Jan. 2d, Nettie, daughter of George S. BROWN, aged 10 months and 22 days." Source: Daily Sacramento Bee, 3 Jan 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BROWN--Captain P.G. BROWN, a large stock buyer, of San Francisco, who was well known in this city, where he visited often on his business trips, died at his residence in San Francisco recently, and was buried by the AOUW in Laurel Hill Cemetery. He was a former resident of Biggs and had many friends in this section of the country." Source: Marysville Daily Appeal, 15 Jan 1893, p.1. Transcribed by Candi Zizek.
"BROWN--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, May 3 -- Patrick BROWN, a steerage passenger, died at sea, April 24th, of remittent fever, and was buried at sea." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 4 May 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"BROWN--In this city, June 27, Rosalia DE HARO, beloved wife of the late Charles BROWN and beloved mother of William A. ANDREWS, Mrs. C. B. MAHON, Amelia BROWN, Mrs. F. E. CALER and Mrs. F. P. McQUIM [note: correct names is McQUINN], a native of California, aged 72 years 10 months and 23 days. Friends and acquaintances are respect-fully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Saturday) from her late residence, 240 Dolores street, at 8:30 a. m. thence to Mission Dolores Church, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul at 9 a. m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 28 June 1901. [Note: Son-in-law Charles B. MAHON died on June 26, 1901.] Contact:Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net
"BROWN--THE SAN FRANCISCO HOMICIDE - The Union's dispatch says: "In the case of the killing of the negro Sam BROWN, in Brenham's place, new and positive testimony was adduced before the Coroner's Jury to-day. Edward STEWART, formerly Assistant Engineer of the Fire Department, who rooms in the West End Hotel, and is very sick, testified that he was in the landlady's rooms at half-past one o'clock in the morning, sitting up with her while she wrote a letter to her husband. George STANTON, alias COCKEY, came in with BROWN, and they went up to COCKEY's room together. The landlady then went up stairs and met the negro in the landing. A moment later, COCKEY came out of his room in his shirt sleeves and threw a bottle after him. A savage struggle ensued, and COCKEY struck him repeatedly with his fists, and finally dragged or threw him out doors. STEWART was too weak to interfere. A few moments after BROWN was found dead, his neck broken. COCKEY was followed to his room by officer MEAGHER, who found him in bed with Ben. HARRISON, and remained near the door, while another officer went to the City Hall. While he was standing at the door he heard COCKEY ask Ben. if old Sam BROWN was dead. The landlady testified to the same facts, and the jury returned a verdict that the deceased was a native of Farmington, Connecticut, aged forty-nine, and came to his death from injuries received, December 10th, as they believe, from the hands of Geo. STANTON, alias COCKEY." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 12 Dec 1866. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BROWN--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Dec. 10 -- -About 2 o'clock this morning the dead body of Samuel BROWN, a colored man, was found lying on the sidewalk on Brenham Place, in front of the West End Hotel. About a half hour previous, the deceased and a man named George STANTON, but better known as 'Cockeye,' had some angry words on the corner of Clay and Pike streets. Both parties were in liquor at the time. The disturbance was quelled by the interference of bystanders without serious results. Soon after they left and proceeded down Clay street together. Shortly after a person came to officer Rogers and informed him that the dead body of a colored man had been found on Brenham Place, and upon going there he recognized the body as that of BROWN. Cockeye was arrested and is now confined in the Station House to await the result of the Coroner's inquest. The Coroner will hold a post mortem examination this evening. The deceased was about 40 years of age, a white-washer by occupation, and a large, muscular man. STANTON, alias Cockeye, is about 30 years of age and is described as a Baltimore rough. He has been an active and noisy worker about the polls on election days and is not unknown in this community." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 11 Dec 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"BROWN--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Dec. 13 -- A charge of murder has been preferred against George STANTON, alias 'Cockeye,' who is charged with killing the negro, Samuel BROWN, in Brenham Place, on Monday morning last. The case will be examined on Monday next." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 14 Dec 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"BROWN--In this city, June 30, Sarah BROWN, a native of New York, aged 35 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 2 July 1875.
"BROWN--In Hollister, June 18, Mrs. Susie BROWN, a native of England, aged 61 years. [The funeral of Mrs. Susie BROWN, whose death occurred at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W.J. CAGNEY, Sunday, was held from the Catholic Church Tuesday morning. In the death of Mrs. BROWN another of the pioneer mothers of this community has passed to her reward. She had been a sufferer from Brights disease for several years and during the last 2 years of her life had been an invalid. Mrs. BROWN was the widow of the late Wm. T. BROWN, who for many years was sheriff of this county. She was a most estimable woman and her death is sadly mourned not only by her immediate family but also by her many friends. Two daughters, Mrs. W.J. CAGNEY of this city, and Mrs. C.D. DUNCAN of Salinas and a son, W.L. BROWN of San Francisco, are left to mourn her death.]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 23 June 1905. Transcribed by Dee.
"BROWN--In San Francisco, Jan. 9, C.J. BROWN, aged 24 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 12 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BROWN--In this city, March 27, 1891, Timothy BROWN, a native of Massachusetts, aged 52 years...." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 28 March 1891.
"BROWN--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: W. BROWN." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BROWN--In Palo Alto, Calif., Tuesday, Jan 3, 1950, Walter R. BROWN, husband of Mabel O. BROWN and father of Walter L. BROWN, brother of Mrs. Edgar C. SMITH, Mrs. L.H. RALLSBACK and Everett A. BROWN, grandfather of Judith, Jill and Michael BROWN; a native of San Francisco, Calif. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Friday, Jan 6 at 3 o'clock at Tinney's, Lytton Ave opposite City Hall, Palo Alto. Interment, Alta Mesa memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 6 Jan, 1950.
"BROWN--Watt L. BROWN Laid to Rest- Scores of Friends in all walks of like pay last tribute of love - friends of Watt L. BROWN, of San Francisco's best loved newspapermen. gathered from many diverse paths of the city's life yesterday morning to attend his funeral service in Gray's Chapel. Many came from the composing rooms and the editorial rooms of the newspapers. In his thirty years of newspaper work, BROWN had become intimately acquainted with nearly every newspaper man in town. "Chronicle" men. "Bulletin" men. "Call" and "Post" men. Associated Press men and many who had worked with him in the days gone by sat in rows in the chapel near the body of the assistant city editor of "The Examiner", who died suddenly last Saturday morning. Although ill he did no t give up work until two days before his death. -RICH AND POOR REMEMBER- One end of the chapel was banked high with flowers, wreaths and clusters of every description sent in by men in all walks of life. One was from George WINFIELD, Nevada mining magnate. The St.Francis Hotel, which BROWN "covered" as a hotel reporter for many years, where every clerk, bellboy and waiter looked upon him as a friend, sent a wreath. James WOODSsent one personally. Others were from the various newspapers and the Associated Press. The flowers were all sent to hospitals at the wish of the family. Just before the service an aged woman who sells newspapers on the street came with a single rose to place upon the offerings. She had known BROWN and mothered him in his days as a young reporter and he had befriended her many times since. -FRIENDS PAY LAST TRIBUTE- In the group of those who came to pay this last tribute were Charles C. MOORE, president of The Panama Pacific Exposition, and his naval aide, Lieutenant Commander C. H. WOODWARD, Supreme Justice William P. LAWLOR, Attorney Samuel SHORTRIDGE, F.E. BATTURS, General Passenger Agent of the Southern Pacific, John Francis NEYLAN of the State Board of Control, George A. KNIGHT, James G. BLAINE, Robert A. ROOS, Hneri GRESSITT, Edward RAINEY, secretary to the Mayor; Allen T. BAUM, president of the Pacific Coast Baseball League; Routwell DUNLAP; Consul of the Argentine Republic; Attorney Timothy HEALY, Charles BRENNAN of the District Attorney's office, Joseph MULVIHILL, secretary of the Grand Jury; Captain Henry GLEASON of the police department, Thomas KEATING, Harry McELROY, Frank BLAKE, Michael WILLIAMS, W. Russell COLE, Thomas BELLEW, Robert CONNOLLY, James H. SCANLAN, David ARGYLE, F.L. MATTHES, David Swing RICKER, Thomas McCANN, John RILEY, Andrew JOHNSON, Sidney HART, William ADAMS, Richard WATERS and Joseph C. NORTHRUP of Associated Press; W.H. LEVINGS, city editor "Chronicle"; John T. WALDORF, J. H. WISHAR, city editor "Call"; Thomas O'CONNOR, Edward F. O'DAY, Homer W. NORTON, Daniel L. RYAN, secretary New York State Commission; Arthur G. FISK, former postmaster. The service was conducted by Dr. F. W. CLAMPETT, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church. Fred PURDY and Charles F. BULLOTTI, tenor singers of note, sang two duets, "Lead kindly Light" and "The Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" At the close PURDY sang "Nearer My God To Thee." -A PRINCE AMONG MEN- Dr. CLAMPETT read the lesson and then spoke briefly of BROWN's life. He said: A prince among men was Watt BROWN. His life was rich with those qualities which men most admire. His was a splendid attraction of mind and heart. Cleverness and goodness win love. His ability was fully tested in the race of life, a race which the modern press had made a keen, severe, almost overpowering test. He measured up and had much to spare. He was a man so human and kind that his loss strikes deep. His genial smile, his glad handshake, his unselfishness and tenderness created a personality radiant with sunshine. The honorary pallbearers were James WOODS, Alvah WILSON, Roy CARRUTHERS, J. W. CARROLL, E. D. COBLENTS, and Paul SINSHEIMER. -ASSOCIATES BEAR CASKET- The active pallbearers were Charles M. COLEMAN, Charles H. UPTON, F. G. BUNCH, F. A. BRANDT, J. N. DENSHAM, and Ray TAYLOR. Edwin MYERS and John D. O'BRIEN were the ushers. Cremation was at Cypress Lawn cemetery. Members of the family only attended this service. He is survived by his mother, his widow, a son, Carroll, a daughter, Mrs. Jessie JOSEPHS, and two grandchildren. BROWN was born in Grass Valley 49 years ago. He came to San Francisco as a boy and at one time was a law clerk in the office of General John H. DICKINSON. He began his newspaper work on the "Evening Post". Later he joined "The Examiner" staff and then went to "The Call". where he was first railroad reporter and then city editor. He rejoined "The Examiner" staff six years ago as hotel reporter and later became assistant city editor." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 Aug 1915. Contact: Melody retropez@earthlink.net
"BROWN--In this city, Oct. 9th, at the City and County Hospital, Wm. BROWN, aged 25 years, a native of Prussia." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 11 Oct 1865.
"BROWN--In this city, February 26, William Creigh, husband of Mary E. BROWN, father of W. L. BROWN and brother of Mrs. Marion PACKARD, a native of Plattsburgh, N. Y. aged 75 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, [Feb/Mar] 1909. Contact: Melody retropez@earthlink.net
"BROWN--In this city, May 28, William H. BROWN, beloved husband of Henrietta E. BROWN, a native of New York, aged 61 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 1906, page 5. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"BROWN--In this city, December 20, 1897, William M. beloved son of Margaret BROWN, a native of San Francisco, aged 32 years. The funeral will take place this day (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 Dec 1897, p. 13. Transcribed  by Pat Procida.
"BROWNING--In this city, December 10, John N. beloved son of William and Sophie BROWNING and brother of Mrs. C. MANGELS, Mrs. C. MEUSSDORFFER and Dr. William F. BROWNING, a native of San Francisco, aged 46 years, 11 months and 4 days. Funeral and Interment strictly private." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 11 Dec 1903.
"BROWNRIGG--In this city, March 8, Annie only daughter of William John and Annie L. BROWNRIGG, aged 1 year, 11 months and 4 days. Funeral will take place TO-DAY (Monday) at 10 o'clock  from the residence of M. BEGLEY, Seventeenth street, near Castro, thence to Oakland." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 9 March 1885, p 4, col 3. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com
"BROWNRIGG--In San Pablo, April 22, Annie beloved wife of William J. BROWNRIGG and daughter of Peter and Annie MAGEE, a native of Boston, Mass., aged 32 years. Friends and aquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-MORROW (Friday) at 1 o'clock p.m. from the residence of her father at Stege's Station." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 23 April 1885, p 4, col 6. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com
"BROWNRIGG--In this city, March 8, Annie, beloved daughter of William J.and Annie L. BROWNRIGG, aged 1 year and 11 months. Friends and aquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Monday), at 10o'clock a.m. from the residence of M. BEGLEY, corner of Seventeenth and Sherman streets; thence to Berkeley. Internment at West Berkeley." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 March 1885, p 4. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com
"BROWNRIGG--At Stege Station, April 21, Annie, wife of W. J. BROWNRIGG and daughter of Peter MCGEE and neice of James, a native of Ireland, aged 32 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Friday) at 8 o'clock a.m., from the residence of her father, Stege Station; thence to St. Joseph's Church, Berkeley, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o'clock a.m." Source: San Francisco Examiner,  April 24, 1885, p 4. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com
"BROWNRIGG--In this city, December 28, 1924, Robert F. BROWNRIGG, dearly beloved husband of Gudrund BROWNRIGG, loving father of Robert F. BROWNRIGG, son of the late William and Frances BROWNRIGG, loving brother of Mrs. Louise MOHR, beloved nephew of Catherine and Minnie TULLY, Mrs. H.P. HUSTED and Mrs. Emma O'NEIL, a native of San Francisco, Cal., aged 25 years, 5 months and 16 days. A member of Ignation Council, No 35, Y.M.I. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow. (Wednesday) at 8:30 pm at Anderson's .Valencia at 25th sts., thence to Mission Dolores Church where a requium high mass will be celebrated for the Internment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Sept 1924. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com


"BROWNRIGG--In this city, September 27, William E., husband of F. BROWNRIGG and brother of Robert F. and Henry J. BROWNRIGG, a native of San Francisco, aged 25 years and 27 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 28 Sept 1903. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com 
"BROWNRIGG--In this city, September 27, 1903, William E. BROWNRIGG, beloved husband of Frances BROWNRIGG, brother of Robert F. and Henry J. BROWNRIGG and nephew of Turner BROWNRIGG of Napa, a native of San Francisco, aged 25 years 3 months and 27 days. Funeral services private to-day (Tuesday) at 10 o'clock, at the parlors of James Hagan, 445 Valencia street. Internment Mount Olivet Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 29 Sept 1903, p 13. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com 
"BROWNRIGG--In San Francisco, March 3, 1992, William J. BROWNRIGG, brother of the late Barbara and Emma BROWNRIGG and Catherine HOPPE, beloved uncle of Virginia J. HOPPE, Barbara E. STACEY, Karen BRIZZOLARA and Richard C. HOPPE, loving granduncle of Jeffrey BRIZZOLARA, Tina C. and Matthew HOPPE: a native of San Francisco, a Navy Veteran of World War II. Funeral Services were held 7:30 pm, Thursday March 5 at Anderson's. Internment, Olivet Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 4 March 1992. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com
"BROWNRIGG--In this city, May 28, 1895, William J BROWNRIGG a native of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, aged 47 years and 14 days." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 29 May 1895, p 11, col 8. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com
"BRUBAKER--In Marysville, Yuba County, May 18, 1918, Mary E. BRUBAKER, widow of the late Effinger BRUBAKER of San Francisco, a native of Ohio, aged 62 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 20 May 1918. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"BRUCE--In this city, February 11, 1932, Eugene H., dearly beloved husband of Dulcie BRUCE, loving father of Viva BRUCE, brother of Mrs. Annie RIVENBURGH of Fresno, Mrs. Mary E. LINDSEY of Glendale, Will BRUCE and George BRUCE of Coalinga. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from his late residence, 642 8th Ave, thence to Star of the Sea Church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:45 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Feb, 1932. Transcribed by Nancy Pfaff.
"BRUCE--Died at Westford, Mass., Feb. 25, 1882, Mrs. Mary W. BRUCE; 73y; mother of, Mrs. J.H. GUNN, Healdsburg and Hubart E. BRUCE, of San Francisco." Source: Russian River Flag, 16 Mar 1882. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BRUCE--DEBAUCHERY and DOUBLE DEATH in SAN FRANICISCO -- A dreadful scene of debauchery and death was presented Friday afternoon at the shanty of Timothy BRUCE, San Francisco. The 'Bulletin' says that on Friday afternoon, about 3 o'clock, one of the BRUCE children was observed by a Mrs. WALTZ, who lives in the neighborhood, to be crying in the street, and upon interrogating her as to the cause, the child replied that she thought her mother must be dying, as she could not speak or move, and was so cold. Mrs. WALTZ immediately, in company with a neighbor, proceeded to BRUCE's shanty and found a scene which almost baffles description. In the middle room of the house, on a bed, lay the body of Mrs. BRUCE, perfectly dead; the clothes disordered, and everything in confusion. On a trunk near the foot of the bed and with his head fallen upon the feet of his wife, lay BRUCE, stone-drunk, and incapable of rising, or in any way helping himself. For the purpose of allowing Mrs. BRUCE to be examined, the husband was carried into the front room and placed upon a sort of bed made for him there. He was still alive, but so much intoxicated that he fell powerless. He had not been lying long, however, before he died, and he was found shortly afterwards, when attention was attracted to him from the dead body of his wife, to have expired, having either drawn the bedclothes over his head, or they having been thrown upon his head. Mrs. CUMMINGS was in the house, and pretended to be taking care of Mrs. BRUCE, but was herself so drunk that she did not know the poor woman was beyond help, and that in fact she was nursing a corpse. It is supposed that these dreadful deaths were occasioned by poisonous compounds sold under the name of brandy." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 4 July 1858. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRUDER--In this city, January 22, William BRUDER, a native of Waldkirch, near Frieburg (Grand Dukedom of Baden) Germany, aged 38 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-morrow (Monday) morning at 10 o'clock, from his late residence (Muhs' Hotel), 716 Pacific street near Stockton." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 23 Jan 1870.
"BRUHNS--In this city, September 20, of consumption, Annie, beloved wife of Julius H. BRUHNS, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., aged 25 years, 9 months, 5 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Wednesday), at 2 P.M., from her late residence, 518 Chestnut street." Source: San Francisco Call, 21 September 1881, page 4.
"BRUM--Services for the late Horace F. BRUM will be held at the family residence 130 9th Street on Sunday April 22d at 2:30 P.M." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 22 April 1906. Transcribed by Phyllis Stengl.
"BRUM--Infant Child Dies--Marian BRUM, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mannie BRUM of King City, passed away Monday morning in a San Francisco hospital. The child was age 2 years and 12 days and was the pride and joy of the BRUM home. The remains were brought to Soledad and interment was made in the Forester's cemetery Wednesday. Services were held at the Soledad Catholic Church. Undertaker Tom PETTITT of King City had charge of the funeral. The funeral was largely attended and a beaurtiful profusion of flowes was placed on the final resting place. The pall bearers were four uncles of the deceased: Eddie, Albino and Paul RIANDA and Americo FRANSCIONI." Source: Soledad Bee, 15 Sept 1922, p.3. Transcribed by Mary Beth Michaels.
"BRUMAGIM--In this city, August 10, Blanche B. BRUMAGIM, youngest daughter of J.W. and Annie McCALL BRUMAGIM. Interment private." Source: Alta California, 12 Aug 1887.
"BRUML--Simon BRUML, aged 39 years and 10 months. Funeral to-day, at 2 p.m., from No. 614 Fulton street." Source: Daily Alta California, 8 Dec 1885.
"BRUNER--Dispatch from San Francisco, Aug. 3 -- James BRUNER, a German, 30 years of age, living at No. 8 Kearney street, hung himself this afternoon. No cause is assigned." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 4 Aug 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRUNN--In this city, October 23, Florence, beloved wife of Alois BRUNN and loving mother of, Charles, Adolph, Florence, Loretta, Wenzel, James ahd the late Frank BRUNN, a native of Oakland, aged 37 years 2 months and 4 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Tuesday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from the new parlors of Suhr & Wieboldt, 1465 Valencia Street, between Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth. Internment, Cypress Lawn Cemetery, by automobile." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 24 October 1916, page 4. Contact: Patricia O'Callaghan mrsgotcha@aol.com [Submitter's note: Age of Florence BRUNN is incorrect. She was 34 yrs old at time of death. I am her g-granddaughter.]
"BRUNNER--In this city, January 7, 1937, Ellen, wife of Henry BRUNNER, a native of San Francisco. Interment strictly private. (Please omit flowers.)" Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Jan 1937.
"BRUNS--In this city, November 27, of typhoid fever, Arthur Fletcher, only son of Henry H. and Effie G. BRUNS, a native of San Francisco, aged 7 years and 6 months." Source: San Francisco Call, 28 Nov 1879. Transcribed by Gene Murray.

"BRUNS--Edward E." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1907. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"BRUNS--In this city, November 22, [He??rich] F., son of Henry and Mary BRUNS, aged 1 year, 4 months and 5 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Sunday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from the corner of Folsom and Spear streets." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 23 Nov 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"BRUSCHINI--Celestine, April 4, 1973. Celestine BRUSCHINI, beloved wife of the late Joseph BRUSCHINI; devoted mother of Alma and Edmond BRUSCHINI, Eleanor RAYMOND and the late Evelyn MEYER; devoted grandmother of Gayle STEWART and Thomas MEYER; loving great-grandmother of Jennifer and Lisa STEWART, Patrick, Christine and Jeffrey MEYER; devoted mother-in-law of Ethel BRUSCHINI, Lou RAYMOND, and William MEYER. Rosary Friday evening, 8 o'clock at HALSTED & Co., 1123 Sutter St. A Mass of Requiem will be offered Saturday morning, 9:30 o'clock at St. Vincent de Paul's Church, Green St. at Steiner. Interment, Italian Cemetery. COMPLIMENTARY PARKING." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 5 April 1973, p. 51. Contact: Jo Ann ellievader@yahoo.com
"BRUSS--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: G. BRUSS." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"BRUZELIUS--In this city, May 15, 1936, Ernst A. BRUZELIUS." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 18 May, 1936.


"BRYAN--In San Francisco, from Sept. 29 to Oct 19, Abraham BRYAN, of New York." Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 22 Nov 1850. Transcribed by John Ireland.

"BRYAN--In San Francisco, March 18th, Amelia Florence, daughter of James BRYAN, aged 6 months and 24 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 20 March 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"BRYAN--At Newport, Los Angeles county, November 26, James E. BRYAN, aged 42 years. Funeral Sunday, on arrival of Los Aneles train at Sixteenth street Station, Oakland." Source: Daily Alta California, 29 Nov 1885.
"BRYAN--Died--John M. BRYAN, formerly of Burlington, Ohio, died at Sacramento City, Calif. Oct. 13, 1865. He left home for the Golden State October 1st 1850. His remains sent home to Burlington for interment." Source: Ironton Register (Lawrence Co, OH), 23 Nov 1865. Submitted by A. J. Myers.


"BRYAN--John M. BRYAN's Will--"I John M. BRYAN of the City and County of San Francisco State of California, hereby...declare my last Will and Testament First, I devise and bequeath unto my Brother William H. BRYAN, All my property both real and personal Except Mining Stocks now without the State of California. Second, I devise and bequeath to my wife, Harriet FRANK BRYAN all property both real and personal not included in the foregoing devise and bequest to my said brother, which may belong to me at the time of my death. Third, I require that my said wife, out of the property herein before devised and bequeathed to her, pay to her sister Emily FRANK the sum of Fifteen Hundred 1500 dollars. Fourth, In case of the death of my said Wife I devise and bequeath unto my said Brother William H. BRYAN all the property herein before devised and bequeathed to my said Wife. Subject to the said payment to Emily FRANK. Fifth, I Constitute my said Wife Harriet FRANK BRYAN Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, and Will that She be not required to give bonds as such Executrix. Sixth, I hereby revoke all former Wills and Testaments made and declared by me. San Francisco May Twenty fifth 1865. John M. BRYAN. Witnesses: R. P. CLEMENT Jabish CLEMENT." [Note: Filed in the Office of the Probate Court San Francisco 20 Oct 1865.] Source: Lawrence County Ohio Will Book 2, Pages 93-98. [Filed at the Court House in Ironton, Probate Court, 24 June 1867]. Submitted by A. J. Myers.
"BRYAN--In Sacramento, October 13th, John M. BRYAN, late of San Francisco, aged 37 years, 11 months and 26 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 16 Oct 1865. Submitted by A. J. Myers.
"BRYANT--In San Francisco, Mar. 16, Berryman BRYANT, M.D., beloved husband of Henrietta Frances BRYANT, and father of Perry M., David T., Wm. G., Calhoun and Edgar R. BRYANT; a native of Spartanburg, S.C., aged 81 years, 4 months, 28 days. […one of the pioneer physicians of the State, died at the residence of his son, Calhoun BRYANT, at 2916 Clay street. He had been a continuous resident of the State since 1849 and in the early days practiced medicine at Marysville, moving later to Gilroy, Hollister and San Jose…his remains were interred at Gilroy last Wednesday.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 18 March 1898. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRYANT--In Benicia, Aug. 5th, E.D. BRYANT, a native of North Andover, Mass, aged 33 years. Massachusetts papers please copy." Source: Daily Alta California, 8 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"BRYANT--Died in San Francisco, Jan. 13, at her residence, 2916 Clay St., Henrietta Frances BRYANT, widow of the late Dr. B. BRYANT." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 17 Jan 1902. Transcribed by Dee.
"BRYANT--In this city, March 21, 1882, Mahala M. BRYANT, a native of Maine, aged 62 years." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 23 March 1882, page 4. Transcribed by Carolyn.
"BRYANT--San Francisco, July 6 - Dr. W.J.O. BRYANT, 51 years." Source: The Sacramento Daily Union, 12 July 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
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