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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.


"DIAMOND--DIED -- in San Francisco, on the 15th inst., of paralysis, Mr. F.A. DIAMOND, formerly of this city." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 24 Feb 1860. Transcrbed by Dee.

"DIBBLE--In this city, June 17, Henry DIBBLE, beloved son of Henry C. DIBBLE, a native of New Orleans, aged 28 years 4 months and 24 days. The funeral will take place from his late residence, 1812 Vallejo street, to-day (Wednesday), at 10 o'clock a.m. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 June 1901, p.6. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"DICK--In this city, Dec 17th, at the City and County Hospital, William DICK, aged 51 years, a native of Scotland." Source: Daily Alta California, 18 Dec 1868.


"DICKINS--In San Francisco, March 15, Thomas W. DICKINS, aged 65 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 16 March 1875. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"DICKINSON--Wright S. DICKINSON, Aug. 13, 41 yrs., N.H."  Source: New York Times, 6 Oct 1851. Transcribed by J. Ireland.



"DICKERSON--In this city, August 29, 1942, Cornelius J., beloved husband of Bertha DICKERSON, loving stepfather of Dunbar AVERELL; a native of San Francisco. A member of San Francisco Typographical Union No. 21. (Eureka papers please copy.) Funeral Monday, 1:30 p.m. from Jas. H. Reilly & Co., 29th and Dolores Sts. Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 Aug 1942, Page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"DICKERSON--In San Francisco, July 12th, Martha DICKERSON, wife of David E. DICKERSON, aged 29 years, 8 months and 8 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 14 July 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"DICKIE--In this city, February 25, John DICKIE (late clerk Subsistence Department, U.S.A.), a native of Scotland, aged 55 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from Trinity Church, northeast corner Post and Powell streets." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 March 1886.
"DICKSON--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Mar. 22 - Rev. John DICKSON died at 7 o'clock yesterday on board the steamer 'Orizaba,' while on her passage from Los Angeles to this port." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 23 March 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"DICKSON--Dr. DICKSON by P.W. THOMAS in 1854, killed in duels as reported in the San Francisco 'Telegram." Source: Sonoma County Journal (Petaluma, CA), 7 Oct 1859. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"DICKSON--At Fort Mason, San Francisco, Cal, suddenly, on Sunday afternoon, August 7, Assistant Surgeon John M. DICKSON, United States Army. The funeral will take place today (Wednesday), at 1 o'clock p.m. from the Chapel at the Presidio. Companions of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, U.S., are requested to attend the funeral of Companion Captain John M. DICKSON, United States Army, at the Presidio Chapel today (Wednesday) at 1 o'clock p.m. W.R. SMEDBERG, Recorder. Source: Alta California 10 Aug 1887.
"DICKSON--In this city, August 4, Robert Booker DICKSON, aged 1 year and 8 months." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 5 Aug. 1884, p. 8.
"DIEBOLD--David DIEBOLD, registered at the Sotoyome House as Capt. PARKER, died Saturday. In his clothes were found a bank book showing a credit of $570. in the Hibernia Bank of San Francisco, $140. in cash and a parcel of letters which revealed that the name PARKER was assumed with his correct name being David DIEBOLD. He was a sailor, born in Nova Scotia. His 'niece' Sophia BOOTH, whose letters disclosed his name, lives in the vicinity of 23rd and Valencia St., San Francisco. Neighbors noticed the man had an affection for her and supposed they would marry. Among all he passed as an honest man and was very much liked. He suffered from dropsy and was sent to San Francisco for burial." Source: Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, CA), 12 Nov 1891. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.


"DIEBOLD--David DIEBOLD of San Francisco, went to Healdsburg, under an assumed name and died there Sunday night." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 30 Aug 1890. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"DIEDRICHS--Margaret, 33 ys." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 Feb 1892, p. 7.
"DIEFFENBACHER--In Oakland, March 15, Louise R., beloved daughter of Mrs. Augusta DIEFFENBACHER, and sister of Charles, Hattie, and Minnie DIEFFENBACHER, a native of Oakland, aged 29 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to-morrow (Friday), at 1 o'clock, at the family residence, 1949 Filbert street, Oakland. Internment, Mountain View Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 March 1899, p.10. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"DIENER--SAN FRANCISCO, May 23. - The following deaths were on record yesterday in San Francisco...DIENER, Capt. Ahk - 59 years." Source: Oakland Tribune, 23 May 1934, Page C 31. Transcribed by jch.
"DIERS--In Germany, February 27, Margaretha DIERS, sister of Mrs. Ida FALTINGS and P. M. and Henry DIERS." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 March 1899, p.12. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"DIETTERLE--In this city, July 1, 1895, Helena DIETTERLE, mother of George and Frank C. DIETTERLE, a native of Germany, aged 68 years 1 months and 24 days. (Philadelphia papers please copy.) Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, 805 Capp street. Interment Masonic Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 2 July 1895, p. 13.
"DIFFY--In this city, May 18, Carrie, daughter of Terrance and Ann DIFFY, a native of San Francisco, aged 6 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, 181 Jessie street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 19 May 1875.
"DI GONDANO--In Vorden, February 1_, 1914, Emma, beloved wife of Albert DI GONDANO, mother of Emma DI GONDANO, daughter of Lawrence and Adelli ANDRENCCETTI, sister of Mary, Luigi and Angelo ANDRENCCETTI, a native of San Francisco, aged 30 years, 7 days. Remains at mortuary parlors of W.F. Gormley, 730 H. Street. Funeral notice hereafter." Source: Sacramento Bee, 16 Feb 1914. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"DIKEMAN--At East Putnam, Conn., Oct. 3d, Fannie, wife of D.S. DIKEMAN, of San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 5 Oct 1867. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"DILLE--In this city, May 28, Wilhelm DILLE, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, aged 20 years, 8 months and 16 days. Funeral from the undertaking rooms of Theodor Dierks, No. 957 Mission Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 29 May 1885, p. 4. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"DILLON--In this city, January 3, Charles James, son of James DILLON, aged 9 years, 1 month and 10 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-MORROW (Monday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from the residence of his father, No. 220 Ritch street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 4 Jan 1885, page 7. Transcribed by Kimberlee Young.
"DILLON--James - In San Francisco, July 20, 1874, James DILLON, aged 42 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 22 July 1874. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.


"DILLON--In this city, June 24, Julia, wife of Nicholas DILLON, a native of Athonry, County Galway, Ireland, aged 70 years. (Galway indicater and Boston Pilot please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Monday) from her late residence, No. 162 Clara street; thence to St. Patrick's Church, where a Requiem High Mass will be offered for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o'clock." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 27 June 1881.


"DILLON--Michael DILLON, beloved husband of the late Catherine DILLON, and loving father of Thomas F. DILLON, and Mrs. Cathrine A.BIHAN, a native of County Roscommon, Ireland, aged 77 years.  (Boston papers please copy.)  Friends and acquaintences are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Saturday, February 6, 1904, at 8:30 o'clock from his late residence, 257 Minna Street; thence to St. Patrick's church where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul commencing at 9 o'clock.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.  Officers and members of the Gentlemen's Sodality of St. Ignatious Church are respectfully requested to attend the house service at 257 Minna St., at 7:45 p.m., Friday, February 5.  Per order perfect.  James R. Kelly." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, February 5, 1904. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"DILLON--In this city, June 27, Nano DILLON, wife of the late John DILLON, and beloved mother of Thomas I., Marie C., and Kate M. DILLON, a native of Cashel, Ireland, aged 64 years. Friends and acquaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, June 29, at 9 o'clcok, from her late residence, 2962 Steiner street, thence to St. Vincent de Paul's Church, corner of Green and Steiner streets, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commmencing at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 June 1904.
"DILLON--Mrs. Peter DILLON Called by Death - CHICO (Butte Co.), November 2 - Mrs. Margaret DILLON, for thirty-four years an old and respected resident of this city, died yesterday at her home at the corner of Fifth and Flume Streets at the age of 79 years, from the infirmities of old age. Deceased had been ill only three or four days. Margaret DILLON was born in Limerick, Ireland, in 1827, and came to the United States while still a young woman. She settled in New York City. From New York she came to San Francisco, in 1870, by way of Panama. In that city she was married to Peter DILLON, who survives her. In 1872 she came to Chico and had resided here continuously since. When she arrived in this city the present City Hall was in the course of instruction and later she aided in the building of the present Catholic Church, of which she was a lifelong and devout member. She was childless. The funeral will be held from the Catholic Church to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock, Father GAULCO officiating." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 2 Nov 1906, page 6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"DILLON--In Kentfield, Dec. 23, 1962, William R., beloved husband of the late Catherine DILLON, devoted father of 1. A member of the United Commercial Travelers and a 50-year member of Ignatian Council No. 3, Y. M. I. Friends may call after 10 a.m., Monday, and are invited to attend the funeral Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Evergreen Mortuary of McAvoy O'Hara C.D., Geary blvd., at Tenth ave., thence to Star of the Sea Church where a Requiem High Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Rosary Tuesday at 3:30 p.m." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Dec 1962, page 38. Transcribed by Donna.
"DIMOND--DIED - In San Francisco, July 3d, W.H., infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Hugh DIMOND, aged 4 months." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 12 July 1864. Transcribed by Dee Sardoch.
"DINAN--In this city, Aug. 28, 1942 Catherine DINAN, dearly beloved daughter of the late Jeremiah and Mary DINAN; loving sister of the late H. Pauline and William DINAN, Mrs. Annie ANDREWS, Mrs. Nellie A. KRONE and Mrs. Mary E. HUNT; devoted aunt of Frank G., Anne F., Joseph J. and William G. HUNT, Mrs. Alfred WAGNER and the late Geraldine HUNT; a native of S. F. Funeral Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. from her late residence, 118 Santa Clara Ave., thence to St. Emydius Church where a requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 Aug 1942, Page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"DINEEN--In San Francisco, August 9, 1874, Elizabeth DINEEN, infant of Daniel and Abby DINEEN." Source: Sacramento Bee, 12 Aug 1874. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"DINGLE--In San Francisco, Oct. 1st, Emma, daughter of George R. DINGLE, aged 3 months and 22 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 5 Oct 1867. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"DINGLE--In San Francisco, Nov. 8, G.W. DINGLE, aged 48 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 14 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"DINKELSPIEL--Lawyer Dead - M. Walter DINKELSPIEL, an attorney, dropped dead in San Francisco yesterday." Source: The Saturday Bee (Sacramento, CA), 3 Feb 1906, Page 8. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"DINSMORE--Alice Lee, in San Francisco, Sept. 16, 1942. Beloved mother of the late Rev. John DINSMORE, D.D., sister of Mrs. Frank HERBERT, Mrs. Florence MOODY, Maude and Walter BLACKFORD. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, 1942 at 10 a.m. at Gray & Co., Mortuary, Post and Divisadero, San Francisco. Interment Oak Hill cemetery, San Jose at 12 noon." Source: San Jose Mercury Herald, 18 Sept 1942. Transcribed by jch.
"DIRKES--In this city, December 8th, John DIRKES, a native of Prussia, aged 44 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 9 Dec 1865.
"DISERENS--In this city, December 13, 1890, Eugenia, daughter of Frederick and Isabella DISERENS, a native of San Francisco, aged 6 years and 21 days. [Cincinnati (Ohio) papers please copy.] Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW (Monday), at 1 o clock P.M., at 626 Hayes street. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 14 Dec 1890. Transcribed by Susan Quinn.
"DISPARTES--March 8, M. DISPARTES, France, 65." Source: Daily Alta California, 14 March 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"DiVECCHIO--Steffano, 66 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 25 July 1914.
"DIX--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, June 30 - About 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Ellen C. DIX committed suicide at No. 509 Dupont street by shooting herself through the heart with a derringer pistol. She came to this city about 3 months since from the East, representing herself as the wife of a man doing business here. It now appears that the person who lived with her was not her husband. It is supposed that shame and keen remorse forced her to the dreadful act of self murder." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 1 July 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"DIXON--In this city, November 24, Mrs. Bridget DIXON, beloved mother of Mrs. J. B. MONTIGUE and Elizabeth, Rosanna, Thomas and John FLOYD, native of Dublin, Ireland, aged 61 years and 11 months. (New York and Brooklyn papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Saterday) at 10'o'clock a.m. from the undertaking parlors of Joseph Hagan, 8 and 10 City Hall Avenue. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Nov 1892. Contact: Nancy Kozak lbfly2000@yahoo.com
"DIXON--In this city, Sept. 22d, Lottie A., wife of Geo W. DIXON, of Grass Valley, aged 23 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 25 Sept 1865.
"DIXON--In this city, December 21, of scarlet fever, Sarah Ann, daughter of Thos. J. and Kate DIXON, a native of San Francisco, aged 7 years, 3 months, and 21 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Monday) at 2 o’clock p.m. from the residence of the parents, Twenty-fourth st., between Bryant and York." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 22 Dec 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
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