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.

"DUANE--BY MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH -- San Francisco, Oct. 7 -- Ex-Chief Charles DUANE died suddenly about 6 o'clock this morning from apoplexy or heart disease. -Purser Ralph H. MEAD, of the P.M.S.S. Co., died about the same hour." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 8 Oct 1862. Transcribed by Dee.
"DUANE--In this city, May 13, Charles P., beloved husband of Mary E. DUANE,a native of County Tipperary, Ireland, aged 58 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, 142 Seventh street." Source: San Francisco Call, 14 May 1887, p. 8.
"DUCCA--In San Francisco, March 11, 1939, John B. DUCCA, loving husband of Lizzie DUCCA of Los Gatos, father of Rocco DUCCA of Los Gatos, Mrs. Mary NELSON of Palo Alto, Mrs. Adelaide NOUGUE, Miss Anna DUCCA, Mrs. Marcella CASENAVE, all of San Francisco, Julius P. and Theodore P. DUCCA of Los Gatos. Friends are invited to attend services from the Place Funeral Home, 115 North Santa Cruz avenue, Los Gatos, at 8:45 a.m., today, Monday, March 13, 1939; thence to St. Mary's church, Bean and Tait avenue, where a requiem mass will be offered for the repose of his soul at 9 a.m.; thence to the Los Gatos cemetery." Source: San Jose Mercury Herald, 13 Mar 1939.
"DUCKETT--In this city, December 12, 1887, at his late residence, 2228 Geary Street, of typhoid fever, Joseph I. DUCKETT, beloved son of the late Samuel P. and Theresa DUCKETT, a native of Philadelphia. (Philadelphia papers please copy). A solemn requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Dominic's Church, corner Pine and Steiner Streets today (Wednesday) at 9 o'clock a.m. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 14 Dec 1887, page 8. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"DUDEN--At San Francisco, Dec. 28th, 1878, Mrs. George DUDEN, aged 65 years and six months." Source: The Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California), 4 Jan 1879, Volume XXVI, Number 1. Transcribed by jch.
"DUDEN--George E. DUDEN, an old resident of Sacramento County, died in this city yesterday, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife and several children -- W. L. DUDEN of Los Angeles, Mrs. J. A. GIBSON of Seattle, F. H. DUDEN of Jackson, Mrs. Florence FRANCIS of San Francisco, Mrs. S. H. FRANCIS of Isleton, E. F. DUDEN, Alice, Mabel and Ethel DUDEN and Mrs. Leona SMITH DUDEN of Sacramento. The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, aged 73 years. He was a pioneer blacksmith of the county and was widely known. Arrangements have not yet been made for the funeral, but it announced that the interment will be strictly private." Source: Sacramento Bee, 5 Jan 1906, p. 5. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
"DUDEN--In this city, January 5, 1906, George E. DUDEN, husband of Emma P. DUDEN, father of W. L. DUDEN of Los Angeles, Mrs. J. A. GIBSON of Seattle, F. H. DUDEN of Jackson, Mrs. Florence FRANCIS of San Francisco, Mrs. H. S. WARREN of Isleton, E. F., Alice, Mabel and Ethel DUDEN and Mrs. Leona DUDEN SMITH of Sacramento, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 73 years, 3 months and 10 days. Funeral notice hereafter." Source: Sacramento Bee, 5 Jan 1906, p. 5. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
"DUDEN--In this city, January 5, 1906, George E. DUDEN, husband of Emma P. DUDEN, father of W. L. DUDEN of Los Angeles, Mrs. J. A. GIBSON of Seattle, F. H. DUDEN of Jackson, Mrs. Florence FRANCIS of San Francisco, Mrs. H. S. WARREN of Isleton, E. F., Alice, Mabel and Ethel DUDEN and Mrs. Leona DUDENSMITH of Sacramento, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 73 years, 3 months and 10 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Sunday at 1:30 p.m. from his late residence, 1627 Tenth Street. Interment private." Source: Sacramento Bee, 6 Jan 1906, p. 5. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
"DUDEN--In this city, Dec. 24, 1962, Sarah DUDEN, beloved wife of George DUDEN, devoted mother of 2, and a very devoted grandmother. Services Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. Sinai Memorial Chappel, Divisadero st. at Geary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Dec 1962, page 38. Transcribed by Donna.
"DUDLEY--Mary S. - 70 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 Apr 1900, p. 6. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"DUFF--In this city, July 13, Fanny DUFF, daughter of Thomas and Jenny DUFF, aged 12 years and 3 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Tuesday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from 772 Mission street, near fourth." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 15 July 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"DUFF--In this city, February 1, 1903, Robert [P?] R. DUFF, a native of Ross-shire, Scotland, aged 73 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, at 10 o'clock, from the funeral parlors of Banker & Lunt, 2666 Mission street, Mission Masonic Temple, between Twenty-second and Twenty-third streets. Interment Cypress Lawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 3 Feb 1903, p.13. 
"DUFFIELD--In this city, January 2, 1899, Emma C., beloved daughter of Henry A. and Ada S. DUFFIELD, a native of San Francisco, aged 12 years, 5 months and 5 days. Funeral will take place at 2 o'clock p.m. to-morrow (Wednesday) from the family residence, No. 10 Minna street. Interment Masonic Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 3 Jan 1899, p. 11.
"DUFFIELD--In this city, January 2, 1899, Emma C., beloved daughter of Henry A. and Ada S. DUFFIELD, a native of San Francisco, aged 12 years, 5 months and [5?] days. The funeral will take place this day (Wednesday) at 1:30 o'clock, from the family residence, 19 Minna street, thence to St. Patrick's Church for services." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 Jan, 1899, p. 13.
"DUFFIN--In this city, Nov. 22, 1949, James Ramsay DUFFIN, dearly beloved husband of Anne DUFFIN, beloved son of the late John F. and Mae E. DUFFIN; a native of San Francisco. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Friday, at 10 a.m. from the Chapel of H.F. Suhr Co., 2929 Mission St., nr 25th, thence to St. Anne's Church, Judah St. and Funston Avenue, where a Requiem High Mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 10:30 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 24 Nov 1949, p.31. Transcribed by Nancy Posey.


"DUFFIN--In this city, March 2, 1949, John F. "DUFFIN, dearly beloved husband of the late May E. "DUFFIN, loving father of James R. "DUFFIN, beloved brother-in-law of Mrs. James "DUFFIN of El Paso, Texas; a native of Quebec, Canada, aged 64 years. Friends may call at the Chapel of H.F. Suhr Co., 2929 Mission St., near 25th. Notice of funeral later." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 3 May 1949, p.19. Transcribed by Nancy Posey.

"DUFFIN--In this city, Feb 23, 1948, Mary E. DUFFIN, dearly beloved wife of John F. DUFFIN, loving mother of James R. DUFFIN, beloved sister of Mrs. Vincent T. MEAD, Charles and the late Ida F. RAMSAY; a native of San Francisco. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of H.F. Suhhr Co., 2919 Mission, near 25th St. Interment, private." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 25 Feb 1948, p.19. Transcribed by Nancy Posey.
"DUFFY--In this city, August 3, 1932, Alicia DUFFY, daughter of the late Hyacinth and Belinda DUFFY, a native of California. A member of the Third Order of St. Francis of St. Boniface's Church. Friends may call at the parlors of CAREW & ENGLISH, 1618 Geary St. Funeral announcement later." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Aug 1932, p.9. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"DUFFY--In San Francisco, Jan. 1st, Michael DUFFY, a native of Ireland, aged 34 years." Source: Daily Sacramento Bee, 3 Jan 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"DUFFY--Died--In San Francisco, Nov. 20, 1892, William J., only son of Thomas and Alice DUFFY, and grandson of Christian KEMBECK and the late Anna KEMBECK, an nephew of Emma KEMBECK, a native of San Francisco, aged 18 days." Source: Weekly Shasta Courier, 3 Dec 1892. Transcribed by Robin Bills.


"DUFFY--In this city, May 7, William Joseph....". Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 9 May 1881.
"DUGAN--In Merced, September 5, Miss Annie, daughter of Michael and Ann DUGAN, a native of Salem, Mass., aged 17 years and 10 months. (Salem Mass. papers please copy.)" Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 6 Sept 1873.
"DUGAN--Cora Belle." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr 1946. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"DUGAN--In Sacramento, Nov. 9th, Honora, wife of C. DUGAN." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 11 Nov 1865.
"DUGAN--In San Francisco, August 14, Jas. DUGAN, aged 40 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 17 August, 1874. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"DUGAN--In this city, January 19, Margaret, wife of John DUGAN, a native of County Cavan, Ireland, aged 40 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, from 733 Market street, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 21 Jan 1870.
"DUGAN--In this city, December 5, Mary, wife of Dennis DUGAN, aged 75 years. Funeral to-day, at 2 p.m., from No. 140 Thirteenth street." Source: Daily Alta California, 7 Dec 1885.
"DUGGAN--In this city, January 8, 1982, Timothy DUGGAN, father of the late J.C. DUGGAN, a beloved husband of Margaret DUGGAN, a native of Ireland, aged 46 years. Northfield (Vt.) papers please copy. Friends and acquaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Sunday) at 8:30 o'clock a.m. from his late residence, 1914 Clay street; thence to St. Mary's Church, corner of California and Dupont streets, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the happy repose of his soul, commencing at 9 o'clock a.m. Intement Holy Cross Cemetery. A.L.F. of A., Court Aurora, No. 6450, the officers and members of Court Aurora, No 6450 A.L.F of A., are herelby notified to assemble at 1024 Clay steet this day (Sunday) at 8:30 o'clock a.m. to attend the funeral of our late brother, Timothy DUGGAN. By J.J. STEPHENS, C.R. and E.L. MERWIN, R.S." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 10 Jan 1892.
"DUGUY--In San Francisco, October 5th, in the City and County Hospital, of chronic dysentery, Alfred DUGUY, a native of France, age 38 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 7 Oct 1863, p. 6.
"DUHEM--Mrs. Helen Grant DUHEM died in San Francisco following an operation for appendicitis and the funeral was held Thursday afternoon from Young Mortuary Parlors. Mrs. DUHEM was born here May 30, 1888 and spent her girlhood days here with her mother, Mrs. Josefa Grant deGUES, when they moved to San Francisco and where she was married. She was a grand daughter of Mrs. Anita F. GRANT of Healdsburg and is survived by her husband Harold N. DUHEM, and a 10 year old daughter, Jean DUHEM. She is also survived by a sister, Marian STEIGER of Healdsburg and Betty deGUES and Leonard deGUES of San Francisco." Source: The Sotoyome Scimitar (Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., CA), 10 Sept 1920. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"DUHEM--Near Oroville, Butte County, March 19, Mrs. Virginia DUHEM (nee BRUGIRIERE.)" Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 March 1892, p. 7.
"DUHNE--In this city, October 20, Hermann, beloved son of Hermann and the late Mary DUHNE, a native of San Francisco, aged 5 years, 1 month and 23 days. Funeral today, at 10 o'clock from the undertaking parlors of Theodor Dierks, No. 957 Mission Street, between Fifth and Sixth." Source: San Francisco Call, 22 Oct 1884. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"DUIGNAN--In this city, August 12, at University Mound, San Bruno road, Dora Jane, beloved wife of T.J. DUIGNAN, daughter of Michael and Kate KELLY, mother of Dorothy, Francis, Thomas, Joseph and Winifred DUIGNAN, a native of Oroville, Butte County, Cal., aged 29 years, 5 months and 12 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) at 9:30 o'clock a.m. from her late residence, University Mound, near Golden City House, San Bruno road; thence to All Hallows Church, South San Francisco, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 10 o'clock a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 13 August 1894, p.8.


"DUISENBERG, C.A.C." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Feb 1894, p. 10.
"DUJARDIN--In this city, March 14, Frederic DUJARDIN, a native of Ghent, Belgium, aged 62 years and 5 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Thursday), at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, 1288 Eddy street." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 March 1899, p.10. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"DUMAZERT--In San Francisco, Jan. 4, 1939, Augustine, loving mother of Berthe ESCAFFRE, mother-in-law of Fernand ESCAFFRE and grandmother of Albert and Alice ESCAFFRE; aunt of Fernand THOMAS and Antoinette THOMAS; a native of France, aged 75 years. Services will be held today (Friday), January 6, 1939, at 9 o'clock a.m. from the Peter Magendie Mortuary, 1340 Golden Gate avenue, thence to the Church of Notre Dame des Victores where at 9:30 a blessing will be said. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend the services. San Francisco papers please copy." Source: San Jose Mercury Herald, 6 Jan 1939, p. 19.
"DUMONT--At Cheyenne City, Decotah, Feb. 13th, Wm. T. DUMONT, late of San Francisco, aged 21 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 23 March 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"DUNCAN--Bernice--In this city, April 20, 1971, Bernice DUNCAN, dearly beloved wife of Theodore DUNCAN; loving daughter of the late Hattie and Harry HARTMANN; a native of S.F.; aged 65 years. Funeral Friday, 8:30 a.m. from GANTNER-FELDER-KENNY Chapel, 1965 Market Street at Duboce Ave., thence to St. Peter's Church, where a Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Rosary  Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 April 1971, p 53. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com
"DUNCAN--In this city, March 28, Isabella DUNCAN, a native of Ireland, aged 55 years. Friends and acquaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral, this day (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from Howard street Methodist Church, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 March 1876.
"DUNCAN--In this city, July 5, 1937, Litcho T., beloved husband of the late Alice M. DUNCAN; native of Philadelphia. Funeral service Wednesday at 10 a.m. at McAvoy, O'Hara Co., Geary blvd. at 9th avenue." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 6 July 1937, p.9. 
"DUNCAN--WILL BE BURIED IN RED BLUFF--RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), December 2 - The body of Mrs. Margaret DUNCAN, relict of William DUNCAN, for many years a prominent resident of this county, arrived this morning from San Francisco, where she died Tuesday night at the home of her daughter Mrs. W.R. HALL, whose husband is a former County Clerk of Tehama County. The decedent was a native of Canada and 72 years of age. She had been slowly failing for some months, but was believed by the family to be in her usual health until a short time prior to her demise. The surviving sons and daughters are: James B. DUNCAN and Will E. DUNCAN, both of whom are railroad employes and make their headquarters in Sacramento and this city; F.W. DUNCAN, who holds a responsible position with an Eastern railroad; Mrs. HALL, of San Francisco; Mrs. Will J. KINLEY, Miss Minnie DUNCAN and Maurice W. DUNCAN, of this city. The funeral services will be held to-morrow from the family residence and Rev. D.A. RUSSELL, pastor of the Christian Church will officiate." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 2 Dec 1904. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"DUNCAN--Santa Rosa Democrat reports: Samuel DUNCAN, a Sonoma county pioneer lumberman died in San Francisco July 26. He came to California in 1856, built and ran a sawmill at Poncho's, 2 miles from Freestone in 185[?]. He left there and built at Salt Point the first steam mill on the coast in Sonoma County. In 1860 this mill was removed to the mouth of the Russian River where it has since been continuously run. In 1871 Mr. DUNCAN disposed of his interest to his brother Alex DUNCAN, retired from business and located in San Francisco. He leaves two boys and two girls to mourn his loss." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 5 Aug 1875. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"DUNCANSON--In this city, April 13, Elmer A., beloved infant son of Elmer A. and Sadie DUNCANSON; a native of San Francisco, aged 4 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, Saturday, April 15, at 1 o'clock, at the residence of his parents, 473 Mississippi street. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery, by carriage." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Apr 1911. Transcribed by Dee.
"DUNDON--Edward BRACKEN, Feb 26, 1938, San Rafael." Source: Death certificate in possession of submitter. [Submitter's notes: born: Jan 6, 1878, SF, to George Davidson BRACKEN (b 1844 New York) & Bridget DUNDON (b. May 24, 1841, County Cork, Ireland). Contact: Donna Madrid DonnaSF47@comcast.net


"DUNDON--Gerald A. DUNDON Dies--Head of Bowring Steamship Agents Had Led Association--Special to the New York Times--Short Hills, N.J., Oct 30--Gerald A. DUNDON of 7 Barnstable Road, president of Bowring & Co., steamship agents and brokers in New York, died today in St. Barnabas Hospital in Newark. He was 60 years old.  Mr. Dundon, a former president of the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents, was elected president of Bowring in 1956 after having served as a vice president for six years.  Before that he had been vice president and general manager of the Pope and Talbot Line of San Francisco.  Surviving are his widow, Gertrude [FURNANZ DUNDON]; a son, Richard J. [DUNDON]; a daughter, Miss Mary Ellen DUNDON, and two sisters."   Source: New York Times, 31 October 1960   [Submitter's note:  Mr. DUNDON was a native of San Francisco, born 8 September 1900].  Contact: Dave Furnanz furnanz@msn.com
"DUNDON--Gertrude L.--(nee FURNANZ), on May 7, 1995, age 91, of Springfield, NJ, formerly of Short Hills. Wife of the late Gerald A. DUNDON; mother of Richard J. DUNDON of Summit and Mary Ellen DUNDON of West Caldwell; sister of David FURNANZ of Santa Rosa, CA and Francis FURNANZ of San Francisco. Funeral from the Brough Funeral Home, 535 Springfield Avenue, Summit, Wednesday at 10 A.M, then to the Rosary Shrine, Summit, for a funeral mass at 11 AM. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation from 2-4 P.M. and 7-9 PM Tuesday." Source: New York Times, 9 May 1995. [Submitter's note: Mrs. DUNDON was a native of San Francisco, born Gertrude Lillian FURNANZ, 4 March 1904]. Contact: Dave Furnanz furnanz@msn.com
"DUNHOLM--In the city February 9, John DUNHOLM, a native of Scotland, aged 36 yrs & 1 mo." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Feb 1895, p.15 (Vol LXL No 27). Transcribed by Adrienne.
"DUNLAP--WM. DUNLAP, an old man aged 65 years, was found dead in the streets of San Francisco. He was seized with apoplexy caused by strong drinks."  Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 10 Oct 1858.  Transcribed by Dee.
"DUNLEAVY--In this city, February 2, Catherine, daughter of Jeremiah and Annie DUNLEAVY, a native of San Francisco, aged 13 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today, Saturday, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of the parents, 77 Clementina Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 Feb 1888. Transcribed by Sylvia.
"DUNLEAVY--In this city, February 1, Joseph, beloved son of James and Joanna DUNLEAVY, a native of San Francisco, aged 1 year, 4 months and 16 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Tuesday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, 404 Folsom street, between First and Fremont." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Feb 1886.
"DUNN--In this city, March 22, 1882, beloved husband of Emeline DUNN, a native of London, England, aged 51 years and 3 months. Friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral tomorrow (Friday) at 2:30 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, 426 Fulton Street, without further notice." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 23 March 1882, page 4. Transcribed by Carolyn.
"DUNN--San Francisco--The infant child of Horace D. DUNN was found dead in its cradle yesterday afternoon, says the 'Chronicle' of the 20th. The little child, which was only twenty-seven days old, had evidently struck its head against the side of the cradle and rolled over on its face, and being unable to get back again, was in that position smothered to death." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, CA), 23 Oct 1868. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"DUNN--In Benicia, Feb 17th, James DUNN, aged 20 years. The funeral will take place to day from the residence of his parents, corner California and Dupont sts." Source: Daily Alta California, 19 Feb 1856.
"DUNN--James E. - 18 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 Apr 1900. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"DUNN--In this city, April 9, James Edward, beloved son of James J. and Rosanna DUNN, and brother of Mrs. H. POYNTER, Sarah A. ROSE, K. and John D. DUNN, a native of San Francisco, aged 18 years, 4 months and 12 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Apr 1900. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"DUNN--In San Francisco, Feb. 16th, Johanna, wife of Patrick DUNN, aged 37 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 16 Feb 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"DUNN--In this city, May 31, John Thomas, son of James and Rosanne DUNN, a native of San Francisco, aged 9 months and 19 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Wednesday), June 1st at 2 o’clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, 40 Moss street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 June 1881. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"DUNN--In this city, July 4, Joseph, youngest son of Dennis and Anna DUNN, a native of San Francisco, aged 3 years, 1 month and 24 days. Our poor little Josie. This lovely bed, so young and fair. Cut off by early doom, Just came to show how sweet a flower In Paradise would bloom. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-MORROW (Sunday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, (54?)5 Natoma street, between Sixth and Seventh, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 5 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"DUNN--In this city, July 4, Joseph, youngest son of Dennis and Anna DUNN, a native of San Francisco, aged 3 years, 1 month and 24 days. Our poor little Josie. This lovely bed, so young and fair. Cut off by early doom, Just came to show how sweet a flower In Paradise would bloom. 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, 685 Natoma street, between Sixth and Seventh, without further notice" Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 6 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"DUNN--In this city, July 4, Joseph Daniel, youngest son of Dennis and Margaret DUNN, aged 2 years, 7 months and 18 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, No. 14 DeBoom street, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 6 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"DUNN--In this city, May 29, Joseph Paul DUNN, youngest child of John J. and Margaret M. DUNN, a native of San Francisco, aged 11 months and 7 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Saturday), at 1 o'clock P.M., from the residence of the parents, 615 Jessie street. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 7. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"DUNN--Dec. 21, 1962, Josephine DUNN, devoted wife of the late James P. DUNN; beloved mother of [1]. A member of the Palo Alto Chapter No. 213, Order of Eastern Star. Services Thursday morning, 10 o'clock, at Halsted & Col., 1123 Sutter st. Interment San Francisco National Cemetery, Presidio." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Dec 1962, page 38. Transcribed by Donna.
"DUNN--In Stockton, July 14, Mrs. Mary DUNN, a native of Wexford, Ireland. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day, (Thursday), at 2 o'clock p.m. from the residence of her son, William R. DUNN, Guerrero street, near Fourteenth." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 17 July 1873.
"DUNN--In this city, August 8, Nettie, beloved wife of Edward DUNN and sister of John J. MC CULLOUGH and Mrs. Frank J. HARE, a native of Tennessee, aged 46 years 5 months and 17 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to-day (Thursday), at 11 o'clock a.m. from the chapel at Cypress Lawn Cemetery.  Remains at the parlors of the Western Addition Funeral Directors, 1724 Devisadero street, between Sutter and Bush streets. CALIFORNIA COUNCIL, No. 1, D. of L. -- The officers and members of California Council, No. 1, D. of L., are notified to attend the funeral of our late sister, Nettie DUNN, to-day (Thursday), at 11 o'clock a.m., at the chapel of Cypress Lawn Cemetery.  Mrs. Iolie FLYNN, Councilor.  Attest:  Ida A. TAGGART, Rec. Secy." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 Aug 1911, p.4, col. 6. Transcribed by Susan Quinn.
"DUNN: 'Theresa DUNN, 86, Pioneer Of San Francisco, Dies.' A native pioneer of San Francisco, Theresa DUNN, 86, of 240 University Avenue, died September 2nd after living here for more than 30 years. She was the wife of the late William T. DUNN and aunt of Eva A. LAWRENCE of Los Gatos. Mrs. DUNN was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis in San Francisco, St. Mary's Catholic Circle and St. Mary's Sodality of Los Gatos. Rosary was recited at the Place Funeral Home last Friday at 8 p.m., and a mass was celebrated for the repose of her soul at St. Mary's church Saturday at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Father Lester J. Ehrmann officating. Pallbearers were Eugene CONROY, Albert NINO, William RYAN, Vincent DAVIS, H. D. LAWRENCE, and Rodney YERXA. Interment was in Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery." Source: Los Gatos Mail News, 9 Sept 1948. Contact: Ken Davis kendavis@sbcglobal.com
"DUNN--In this city, May 26, at the City and County Amshouse, Thomas DUNN, a native of Ireland, age 72 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 1906, page 5. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"DUNN--In this city, February 24, Timothy DUNN, a native of Ireland, age 69 years and 1 month." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 26 Feb 1895.
"DUNNE--Died -- at San Francisco on the 8th inst., James DUNNE of San Felipe, aged 57 years." Source: San Benito Advance (Hollister, San Benito Co., CA), 13 Jun 1874. Transcribed by Dee.
"DUNNE--He Once Resided In Marysville--John C. DUNNE, who died in San Francisco on the 3d instant, was a native of this city, residing here until about fifteen years ago. He was a machinist by trade, and after leaving here, followed the sea as an engineer. He had reached his fortieth year, and was a married man." Source: Sacramento Bee, 5 Jan 1906, p. 6. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
"DUNNING--In this city, January 7, Thomas DUNNING, eldest son of James and Bridget DUNNING, a native of this city, aged 5 years, 11 months, and 11 days. Friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the fuenral, this (Sunday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the residence of the parents, 253 Clara street, between Fifth and Sixth, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 8 Jan 1870.
"DUNNINGTON--San Francisco, February 29 - Latimer DUNNINGTON, 25 years." Source: The Daily Record-Union (Sacramento, CA), 1 March 1876. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"DUNPHY--*Death of Wm. DUNPHY -- William DUNPHY, owner of the Poso ranch near King City, died of pneumonia at his home in San Francisco last Saturday evening in the 65th year of his age. Mr. DUNPHY was a native of Ireland and of an enterprising disposition, which manifested itself at an early age. At 12 years of age he went to sea, but he found this little to his taste and he soon made his way to Texas. When he was 18 years old he was figuring on contracts to supply the United States army with beef. He became a member of the Texan Rangers and served during the last year of the war with Mexico with that body. After the Mexican war he located in Brownsville, Texas, and engaged in the cattle business. When the discovery of gold in California was made public he journeyed on horseback with a party from Brownsville to the Pacific coast of Mexico, where the party embarked on a French ship for San Francisco. Mr. DUNPHY arrived here on Dec. 21, 1849. He went to the mines and was fairly successful. He preferred the cattle business, however, and in 1852 he was largely engaged in this, and it laid the foundation for a large fortune. In 1855 he formed a partnership with Thos. HILDRED, which continued up to 1881, when he purchased the HILDRED interest. He has since carried on the business alone. His holdings are large in Nevada and California in land and cattle, and he had valuable property in San Francisco. He took some part in politics, having assisted as a delegate in the nomination of Samuel J. TILDEN, and in the first nomination of Grover CLEVELAND for President of the United States, and has more than once been mentioned in connection with the gubernatorial chair in this state. He leaves a widow and 3 children. The funeral took place from St. Mary's cathedral, San Francisco, at 10 am last Tuesday." Source: Salinas Weekly Index, 22 Sept 1892. Transcribed by Dee.
"DUNPHY--In this city, November 6, 1935, William F., Dearly beloved husband of Male M. DUNPHY, loving father of William N. DUNPHY, a native of San Francisco....Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 8 Nov 1935. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"DUNSELMAN--In this city, March 6, John F. DUNSELMAN, a native of Germany, aged 84 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Mar 1899, p. 10. Transcribed by Andy Rumer.
"DUNWARTH--In this city, February 8, Thos. R., youngest son of Peter and Hannah DUNWARTH, a native of San Francisco, aged 3 years., 7 months and 1 day. 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, No. 19 Clinton street, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 9 Feb 1874. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"DUNZ--Charles J. DUNZ, with whom nearly everybody in Healdsburg is acquainted, having engaged in grape growing for a number of years in Dry Creek Valley, died at his late home in San Francisco, Sunday at 77y, native of Switz." Source: Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, CA), 2 June 1892. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"DUPIER--Interment in San Francisco, Jan. 26, Joseph DUPIER, Paris, 19." Source: Alta California, 8 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"DUPRE--In this city, February 22, Eugene DUPRE, a native of France, aged 51 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Tuesday) at 1 o'clock p.m., from Bush street, near Devisadero." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 24 Feb 1874.
"DU PUY--John J. R. DU PUY, 29, Aug. 16, New York."  Source: New York Times, 6 Oct 1851. Transcribed by J. Ireland.
"DURAIN--Interment in San Francisco, April 16, Mary A. DURAIN, 5." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"DURAIND--In this city, January 22, 1920, at her late residence, 120 10th ave., Julie A., beloved daughter of the late Louise DURAIND and beloved sister of May R., George J., and Honore DURAIND, a native of New Orleans, Louisianna. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Saturday) at 9 a.m., at Star of the Sea Church. Interment, strictly private. Please omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 23 Jan 1920, p.4, col. 4 & 5. Transcribed by Susan Quinn.
"DURANT--Dispatch from San Francisco, Sept. 1 -- Daniel DURANT died suddenly at the corner of Broadway and Kearney streets this evening." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 2 Sept 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"DURBROW--Hetty, 62 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Nov 1892. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.


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

"DURKEE--In Marysville, November 5th, Robert L. DURKEE, aged 58 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 8 Nov 1865.
"DURKIN--In this city, December 4, Annie, daughter of the late Patrick and Annie DURKIN, aged 17 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 6 Dec 1885.
"DUTARD--In this city, Oct. 14th, Bernard DUTARD, a native of Bordeaux, France, aged 61 years and 2 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 16 Oct 1865.
"DUTRA--DEATH FINALLY CLAIMS MAN INJURED BY ELECTRIC WIRE--MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), February 10 - Manual DUTRA, who was frightfully burned at Colgate recently through coming in contact with a heavily charged electric wire, while engaged in painting, died in a San Francisco hospital Wednesday, the result of the accident. The burial will take place at DOBBIN's. Deceased was a native of Indiana Ranch, and 32 years of age. As this is the second accident of the kind to occur at Colgate in a short interval, the District Attorney and Coroner are considering the advisability of making an investigation to determine where the fault lies." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 10 Feb 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"DUTTON--In this city, July 23, Henry DUTTON, a native of Bangor, Ma, aged 69 years, 3 months and 6 days. (Bangor papers please copy.) Notice of funeral in evening papers." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 24 July 1879.
"DUTTON--In this city, July 23, Henry DUTTON, a native of Bangor, Maine, aged 69 years, 3 months and 6 days. (Bangor, Me. papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Friday), at eleven o'clock a.m. from the First Congregational Church (Dr. STONE's), corner Post and Mason streets." Source: Alta California 25 July 1879.
"DWAN--Jeremiah - 32 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 Sept 1891. Transcribed by Melody.
"DWYER--[On 5 Sept 1873] Billy DWYER stabbed and killed by Jack HARRINGTON, at San Francisco." Source: The Bee (Sacramento, CA), "Record of Notable Events in the State," 1 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"DWYER--Catherine - In San Francisco, August 13, 1874, Mrs. Catherine DWYER, aged 47." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Aug 1874. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.


"DWYER--In this city, August 29, 1942, Cecilia L., devoted daughter of the late Mary and Thomas DWYER, sister of William and Edward DWYER and the late Margaret DURRANT; a native of Oakville, Napa County. Friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Webber Funeral Parlors, in Napa, at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday morning, thence to Joan d’Arc Church, Yountville, where mass will be offered for the repose of her soul, commencing at 10 a.m. Interment, St. Helena, Calif." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 Aug 1942, Page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"DWYER--In this city, September 5, Elizabeth, wife of John DWYER, a native of the Parish of Ballanaclough, County Tipperary, Ireland, aged 34 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Saturday), at 2 1/2 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, No. 20 Howard Court, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 6 Sept 1873.
"DWYER--Emma V. (FENNESSEY) - In S.F. March 15 1978, dearly beloved wife of the late Lawrence DWYER, devoted sister of the late Rose PASTORIOUS and Bertha MOLEMA, beloved aunt of Georgette GREENLAW, grandaunt of LaVerne CODMAN, Robert and George DORMOY and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews; a member of Delores Parlor No. 7.Y.L.I. and a retired employee of the city and County of San Francisco. Friends may visit Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. at CURRIVAN'S Chapel of the Sunset, Irving at 26th Av. Rosary, Friday 8 p.m. Funeral, Saturday 9:30 a.m. from the mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Holy Name of Jesus Church, 39th Av. and Lawton St. Entombment private, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 19 July 1941. Transcribed by Judi Guest.
"DWYER--In this city, March 27, at the residence of her son, Honora, beloved wife of Patrick DWYER, and mother of Mrs. Catherine E. HICKEY at Sawyer's Har, Siskiyou county; of Mrs. M. DOTEN of Yreka, and also of Thomas DWYER of Napa valley, a native of the parish of Colligan, County Waterford Ireland, aged 65 years. [Boston (Mass.) and Irish papers please copy.] Friends and acquaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral, this day (Wednesday), at 9 o'clock A.M., from the residence of her son Jeremiah M. DWYER, No. 252 Perry street; thence to St. Patrick's Church, where a solemn Requiem will be celebrated for the respose of her soul." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 March 1876.
"DWYER--In this city, November 7, J. DWYER, a native of New York, aged 72 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 10 Nov 1904.
"DWYER--J.E." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Sept 1930. Transcribed by Sylvia.
"DWYER--In this city, August 18,1896, at his residence, 611 Buchanan Street, James, dearly beloved husband of Margaret DWYER, and father of James, Nora, Katie, Mary, Ignatius, Alice, Everett and Justina DWYER, a native of County Tipperary, Ireland, aged 52 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TOMORROW (Friday), from his late residence, thence to Sacred Heart Church, corner Fell and Fillmore streets, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 o'clock A.M. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 20 Aug 1896. Contact: Joan Murphy murphsf@att.net
"DWYER--In Oakville, Napa County, March 9, Thomas, dearly beloved husband of Mary, loving father of Mrs. Frederick DURRANT, Edward p., William T. and Cecelia L., and brother of Mrs. M. L. DOTEN of Alturas, Modoc County and Jeremiah M. DWYER of this city, a native of County Waterford, Ireland (Boston papers please copy). Funeral from his residence thence to St. Helena Catholic Church." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1907. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"DWYER--Captain Thomas DWYER, who met his death in the railroad accident yesterday afternoon, was a prominent and wealthy citizen of Sacramento. Owing to his popularity and the esteem in which he was held his untimely death will be keenly fell in fact community. He came to San Francisco yesterday morning for the purpose of attending the exercises at St. Mary's College at Oakland, at which institution one of his sons, Thomas, is a pupil. He intended to return with his boy to Sacramento, and was on his way from college when he met his death. He was very prominent in Catholic circles and took a somewhat active part in politics and in the formation of the Iroquio Club, of which he was elected Treasurer. He leaves an estate, it is estimated, valued at $500,000. At the time of his death he was president of the Sacramento Transportation Company, operating a large number of steamers and barges between the headwaters of the Sacramento river and San Francisco bay. He was the principal owner of a large brick kiln five miles below Sacramento on the river, and owned a large ranch in Colusa county and other large tracts of land fronting the river. The deceased was a native of County Wexford, Ireland, where he was born in 1831. In 1848 he migrated to Canada, and in 1852 he came to the United States. During the Pike's Peak excitement in 1859 he started for the gold diggings. On reaching the Missouri River he learned that the Pike's Peak excitement was a humbug. He then concluded to come to California, arriving here after a trip across the plains occupying a five months' journey. He spent a year in the Shasta county mines and subsequently he bought some timber land on the Sacramento River. He cut about 2,500 cords of wood and bought a barge and had the wood brought to Sacramento. This was the start of the rich transportation company of which he was President. He left a wife, four sons and a daughter. City Trustee McLAUGHLIN, one of his partners, came to Oakland last evening to take charge of the remains and take them to Sacramento or burial." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 2. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"DYER--In San Pablo, August 15, A.F. DYER, a native of Newport, R.I., aged [5?]8 years. (Newport Mercury please copy.) The funeral will take place to-day (Wednesday), from his late residence in San Pablo, at 2 o'clock p.m." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 17 Aug 1881.
"DYER--In this city, June 16, Charles DYER, aged 7 months." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 18 June 1875.
"DYER--In San Fancisco, August 10, 1874, David DYER, Aged 23 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 12 Aug 1874. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"DYER--Died - In New San Diego, Oct. 6, 1869, Mrs Julia Frances DYER, wife of H. C. DYER, aged 29 years 6 months. San Francisco and New York papers please copy. For three years past the deceased has been suffering with that deceptive yet fatal disease the consumption. Having tried all the powers of the healing art, she came with her husband, Mr. H. C. DYER, messenger of Wells Fargo and Co. Express Co. to San Diego, a few weeks since, hoping that the balmy air and invigorating climate of the place would lengthen out the days of life. But it seems the coming had been put off too long, and on Wednesday last, surrounded by loving friends, and consoled by the assuring words found in the Book of books, she quietly dropped into the gentle sleep called death. All that a loving husband and the find kindness of friends could do was done for the sufferer during the days of her illness. Having lived the life of a true Christian woman, it was easy for her, thou so young and surrounded by all that makes life desirable, to answer the call of the kind Father, who doeth all things for the best. Mr. DYER has the sympathy of his many friends in his sad bereavement." Source:San Diego Union, 13 Oct 1869. Transcribed by Donna.
"DYER--In this city, March 15, William F., beloved husband of Julia A. DYER and father of Mrs. J. STEINBERGER, a native of Richmond, Va., aged 65 years and 27 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Thursday), at 2 o'clock P.M., at the residence of his son-in-law, J. STEINBERGER, 2102 Bush street, near Webster." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 17 March 1887.
"DYSON--In this city, March 29, 1891, Mrs. E. DYSON, a native of London, England. The funeral will take place this day (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, 1702 Devidsadero street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 1 Apr 1891.
"DYSON--Interment in San Francisco, April 11, James DYSON, New York, 27." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"DYSON--ROBERT DYSON, an old resident of San Francisco and a soldier of the Mexican war, died in a fit on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. DYSON was the owner of a large and valuable tract of land south of the city, known as the "New Potrero." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 15 Oct 1864. Transcribed by Dee.


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