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.


"JOBSON--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Dec. 10 -- Charles F. JOBSON, one of the proprietors and founders of the 'Morning Call,' died at his residence in this city [San Francisco] yesterday at the age of 48 years. Mr. JOBSON was a native of Philadelphia and a pioneer of California." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 11 Dec 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"JOBSON--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Jan. 8 -- -The last will and testament of Charles F. JOBSON, late one of the proprietors of the 'Morning Call.' He bequeathed all his property, both real and personal, to his wife, Ellen JOBSON, for her use and that of her children." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 9 Jan 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc. 
"JOEGKER--March 19 [1860] A German named T. JOEGKER, in San Francisco, blew out his brains." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1861. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"JOEL--In this city, March 31, James Lewis JOEL, beloved son of Jeanette and the late Alfred JOEL, and brother of Mrs. A. GOLDSTEIN, Otto and Arthur JOEL, a native of San Francisco, aged 24 years, 6 months and 20 days. (New York papers please copy). Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, April 2, at 10:15 o’clock, from his late residence, 1214 Eddy street. Interment, Home of Peace Cemetery, by train leaving Third and Townsend streets at 11:30 o’clock." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr 1902. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"JOESTEN--In this city, June 7, 1942, Bernardina, beloved wife of the late Baptista JOESTEN, loving mother of John, Frank, Henry, Mary, Bertha, William and Juanita JOESTEN, Mrs. Eugene BURHANA and Mrs. Frank LEERY; aged 87 years. A member of the Third Order of St. Francis, Altar Society and St. Joseph’s Little Company of the Dying of St. Boniface Church and Holy Rosary Sodality of Star of the Sea and St. Dominic’s Churches. Funeral - Gantner, Felder, Kenny Chapel and St. Boniface Church (requiem high mass). Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 June 1942, p.13. Transcribed by Dee.
"JOHANNESSEN--In Berkeley, February 9, Captain Rasmus JOHANNESSEN, dearly beloved husband of Lizzie JOHANNESSEN and father of George R., Richard A. and Rasmus M. JOHANNESSEN, a native of Norway, aged 68 years 3 months and 20 days. A member of Master Mariners and Shipowners' Association of San Francisco. * * Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Monday), at 2 o'clock p. m., from the chapel of Jameson & Neihaus, 2434 Telegraph avenue, Berkeley. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 13 Feb 1911, p.4. Transcribed by Carol.
"JOHANSEN--In this city, March 8, Anna Geanette, infant daughter of J.K. and E.M. JOHANSEN, a native of San Francisco, aged 9 months and 2 days. The funeral will take place this day (Friday) at 11 o'clock from the family residence 3901 Folsom street. Internment Odd Fellows Cemetary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Mar 1899, p. 10. Transcribed by Andy Rumer.
"JOHANSEN--In San Francisco, October 22, 1961, Freda JOHANSEN, dearly beloved wife of Otto F. JOHANSEN, loving mother of Edwin O. JOHANSEN, loving grandmother of Leonard JOHANSEN and Frank WELLS, beloved sister of Theresa CAMOUS and Lena BROWN. Friends are invited to attend the funeral service, 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 25, at Anderson's Valencia St. at 25th St. Interment, Golden Gate National Cemetery. Visiting hours until 9 p.m." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 23 Oct 1961, p.35. Contact: Delbert T. Greer kacm9794@aol.com
"JOHN--In San Francisco, Nov. 2, Henry JOHN, aged 47 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 6 Nov 1871. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"JOHNS--In Burlingame, August 28, 1942, Richard JOHNS, dearly beloved husband of Bertha JOHNS, idolized father of Mrs. Ethel CLARK, Mrs. Dorothy TUCKER and Mrs. Jane DE
MARTINI; A member of Crocker Lodge No. 454, F. & A. M. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, August 31, at 1 p.m. from W. C. Lasswell & Co., 6154 Mission St., cor. Wilson, under the auspices of Crocker Lodge No. 454, F. & A. M. Interment, Olivet Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 Aug 1942, Page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.


"JOHNSEN--In Oakland, April 12, Nis Nissen JOHNSEN, loving father of Mamie, Annie, Allen, Cecilia and Sena JOHNSEN, and brother of A.P. and Chris JOHNSEN of Watsonville; a native of Denmark, aged 65 years. A member of Oak Leaf Lodge, No. 35, A.O.U.W., and Odin No. 1, Danish Society Dania. (Watsonville papers and Los Angeles Examiner please copy.) Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Saturday, April 15, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, 1272 Thirteenth avenue, East Oakland. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Apr 1911. Transcribed by Dee.
"JOHNSON--A Swedish sailor named JOHNSON fell overboard from the brig 'Advance,' while at sea, and was drowned." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 25 Aug 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"JOHNSON--Died in San Francisco, Jan. 16, Alonzo JOHNSON, a native of Indiana, aged 57 years. [Death of Alonzo JOHNSON -- …a man with an individuality and character that marked him among his fellow men…Friday morning Mr. JOHNSON was attending to his duties when he was taken suddenly ill. Dr. TEBBETTS was called and realizing the seriousness of Mr. JOHNSON’s condition, made arrangements to have him removed to the Southern Pacific hospital in San Francisco… He was operated on Saturday, when it was found that there had been a perforation of the intestines… After reviving slightly, he sank into a deep sleep Monday evening… Alonzo JOHNSON was born in Indiana in 1848 and with his parents came to California when 2 years of age. His boyhood days were spent in the Pajaro valley, where his family located. At the age of 15, while hunting, he met with an accident that necessitated the amputation of his arm. Notwithstanding the handicap under which he labored, he took up the study of telegraphy, and while still a young man entered the employ of the Southern Pacific as agent at Sargents. At the time of his death he had been in the employ of the company for nearly 40 years… In 1894, at his own request, he was given the station in this city. In his 10 years’ residence in Hollister, he made many warm friends…Mr. JOHNSON leaves to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father; a widow, now residing at Felton, and 3 children; Leroy B., Ruth and Mrs. A.J. BATTEE.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 20 Jan 1905. Transcribed by Dee.


"JOHNSON--In Oakland, October 17, Andrew JOHNSON, a native of Sweden, aged 43 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday), at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, No. 1362 Centre street, near Eighteenth." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 19 Oct 1878, p.7.
"JOHNSON--In this city, November 12, at the City and County Hospital, Mrs. Angie JOHNSON, a native of Texas, aged 34 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Nov 1909.
"JOHNSON--Annie, 40 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 March 1905. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.


"JOHNSON--In Oakland, August 28, 1942, Annie F. JOHNSON, wife of the late Harry JOHNSON; a native of Sweden, aged 71 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral service from the Home Chapel of Andker-Petersen, 5th Ave., corner East 15th St., Oakland, Monday, August 1, 1942, at 2 o’clock." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 Aug 1942, Page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"JOHNSON--August JOHNSON was found dead in a room on Leidesdorff street today." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 11 Aug 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"JOHNSON--In this city November 18, 1916, Axel JOHNSON, a native of Sweden, aged 44 years. A member of the National J.T.U. of A." Source: Daily San Francisco Call & Post, 20 Nov 1916.
"JOHNSON--In San Francisco, June 11th, Carrie Thatcher, daughter of Albert and Eliza JOHNSON, aged 3 years and 9 months." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 16 June 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JOHNSON--In this city, March 27, Christina M., child of C.C. and Sophia JOHNSON, aged 13 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 March 1876.
"JOHNSON--In San Francisco, Jan. 5, Charles, son of A. and Kate JOHNSON, aged 3 years and 4 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 8 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JOHNSON--In Sacramento, Sept. 24th, David JOHNSON, a native of New York, aged about 35 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 28 Sept 1865.
"JOHNSON--In Quartzburg, Mariposa county, Dec 16th, Elizabeth, wife of Wm. JOHNSON, in her 30th year." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 28 Dec 1865.
"JOHNSTON--A Brave Man Dies - GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), November 8 - Word was received here yesterday of the death of George JOHNSTON in San Francisco. The funeral takes place to-day. Deceased was a native of Belfast, Ireland. He came to Nevada County in the early fifties and engaged in mercantile pursuits for a time. Then he spent several terms as Deputy Sheriff of Placer County, with headquarters at Auburn. Utterly fearless, cool and calculating, his name became a terror to the highwaymen and other criminals who infested the mountains at the time. He was engaged in many exciting and bloody man hunts, in one of which he had a finger shot off, but pluckily kept in the battle until the highwaymen were routed. His most noted battle was with ?Rattlesnake Dick,? and his gang, in which several were killed or wounded on both sides. Leaving the mining country, JOHNSTON engaged in the hardware business at Pomona for a time. Later he turned his attention to inventions, bringing out the famous FRUE and JOHNSTON concentrators, used wherever gold mining is carried on. He also invented other valuable mining appliances and made quite a fortune out of them. Of late years he had resided in San Francisco. His brother, Peter, of this city, himself a pioneer, was at his bedside when the end came." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 8 Nov 1906. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JOHNSON--No. City & County Hospital; Full name: Georgia A. JOHNSON; Sex: female; Color or race: white; Single, married, widowed or divorced: married; Date of birth: Jan 1, 1877; Age: 37 years, 5 months, 24 days; Occupation: Housewife; Birthplace: Alabama; Name of father: Benjamin EWING; Birthplace of father: England; Maiden name of mother: Sarah FOX; Birthplace of mother: Alabama; Length of Residence - in California: 3 years; Informant: Lars JOHNSON; Date of death: June 25, 1914; Place of Burial or removal: Biloxi, Miss; Date of Burial: June 30, 1914; Undertaker: SUHR & WIEBOLDT." Source: Death certificate, State index no. 541 468 Local Registered no. 3605, City and County of San Francisco." Contact: Michelle Bray Callow shell89@juno.com


"JOHNSON--In this city, August 20, at his late residence, 1003 Stanyan street, corner of Carl, Henry, dearly beloved husband of Katherine E. Johnson, devoted father of Charles H. JOHNSON and Mrs. Harry JEWELL and loving grandpa of Ruth, Dorothey and Theo JEWELL, a native of Gefleborgs, Ockelbo, Sweden, aged 71 years and 7 months." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 21 Aug 1909. Contact: Mary Garrison mari1106@netzero.net
"JOHNSON--In this city, April 13, Katherine, dearly beloved wife of Charles JOHNSON, and loving mother of Julius WENDELL and Mrs. Peter FOPPIANO; a native of Germany, aged 49 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Saturday, April 15, at 10 o'clock, from the parlors of McBrearty & McCormick, 913 Valencia street, near Twentieth. Interment, Cypress Lawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Apr 1911. Transcribed by Dee.
"JOHNSON--Charles A. JOHNSON died on November 21 in his 89th year and was given Christian burial on November 25 at Golden Gate National Cemetery. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and many friends. Mr. JOHNSON was one of our active church members. Even when it was very difficult for him, because of advancing age and physical disability to attend church he was never absent from his pew in the Lord’s House.” Source: Saint Paulus Chimes, December 1959. Transcribed by Judy Hitzeman.
"JOHNSON--YUBA CITY BOY KILLED BY CAR--While Attempting To Cross Street in San Francisco He Falls and Body Is Mangled By Wheels--MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), September 11 - Chester JOHNSON, a 13-year-old boy of Sutter County, died in San Francisco yesterday morning as the result of injuries which followed his collision with a McAllister Street car at the corner of Fourth and Market on Saturday. Richard A. HOFFMAN, the gripman of the car, was placed under arrest by the police and a charge of manslaughter hangs over him. The Coroner has taken charge of the case and an inquest will be held some time to-day, it is thought. Young JOHNSON, accompanied by his mother, went to San Francisco to spend Admission Day. Saturday afternoon while in front of 803 Market Street, the boy attempted to cross to the other side. In doing so he sought to dodge a wagon, but fell instead and as he did so a car came along and struck him, badly mangling his body. He was hurried to the Cental Emergency Hospital where he lingered in agony until yesterday morning. His distracted mother sent word of the accident to Yuba City at once and yesterday another message told of the lad's death." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, Cal.), 11 Sept 1905, Page 6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JOHNSON--In Watsonville, August 6th, Grace Lavina, wife of Duane JOHNSON, aged 34 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 15 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"JOHNSON--In this city, March 8, Harold, dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter JOHNSON and darling brother of Ethel and Ruth JOHNSON, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 years and 5 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this day (Friday), at 2:30 o'clock, from the residence of his parents, 1959 Union Street." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Mar 1899, p. 10. Transcribed by Andy Rumer.
"JOHNSON--In this city, July 30, at his late residence, 1807 Dupont street, Henry JOHNSON, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, aged 57 years. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Monday), at 11 o'clock a.m., from his late residence, and from Masonic Temple at 12 o'clock." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 2 Aug 1875.
"JOHNSON--San Francisco, July 30 - Henry JOHNSON, 57 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 2 Aug 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"JOHNSON--Internment in San Francisco, J.H. JOHNSON, 26, Nov. 4, from New York." Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 12 Dec 1853. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"JOHNSON--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, April 26 -- A German named James JOHNSON fell dead in an alley off Mission street, near Stewart street, last night. Probable cause -- heart disease." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 27 Apr 1869. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.


"JOHNSON--In this city, March 15, Johanna Amalie, beloved wife of Peter JOHNSON, a native of Gotenburg, Sweden, aged 39 years, 2 months and 17 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Thursday) at 1 o'clock P.M. from her late residence, 2831 Folsom street, between Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth. Interment I.O.O.F. cemetery." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 17 March 1887.
"JOHNSON--SAN FRANCISCO; April 18 -- John JOHNSON who fell from the roof of a house on Jones street yesterday died this morning from effects of the accident. He leaves a wife and child." Source Stockton Daily Argus, 19 Apr 1860. Transcribed by Dee.
"JOHNSON, John P., 67 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1911.
"JOHNSON--Dispatch from San Francisco, Feb. 18 -- About 7 o'clock this evening Jno. JOHNSON, ship carpenter, was instantly killed at Munder's ship yard by the falling of a heavy tackle which struck his head, smashing it to a jelly. He leaves a family." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 21 Feb 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"JOHNSON--In this city, December 24th, JOHNSON, son of Henry and Elizabeth JOHNSON, of scarlet fever, aged 12 years. Friends and acquaintances are particularly invited to attend the funeral this day (Friday) at 2 p.m., from Grace Cathedral, without further notice." Source: Daily Alta California, 25 Dec 1868.
"JOHNSON--PASSES AWAY AT CHICO--CHICO (Butte Co.), July 15 - Mrs. J.G. JOHNSON died at her home in this city yesterday after an extended illness. Deceased came to this city from San Francisco with her husband, who arranged to exchange positions with one of the local Post Office carriers with the hope that the change of climate would be beneficial to his wife's health. Deceased was a native of Germany and leaves two daughters in this city and two brothers - C.W. and Dr. G.R. LANGER of San Francisco. The remains were taken to San Francisco this morning for interment in Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: The Saturday Bee (Sacramento, Cal.), 15 July

1905, page 6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JOHNSON--The will of Josiah G. JOHNSON was filed for probate yesterday. He bequeathed a $10,000 estate to his widow, Leonora F. JOHNSON." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1899, p. 30. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"JOHNSON--In this city, November 13, Julia, wife of Peter JOHNSON, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 48 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 14 Nov 1904.
"JOHNSON--Lars, 34 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 March 1905. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"JOHNSON--In this city, October 13, Lillie Leonora, daughter of Charles H. and Nellie JOHNSON, aged 6 years, 6 months and 14 days. Funeral to-day at 2 p.m. from No. 34 Oak Grove avenue." Source: Daily Alta California, 15 Oct 1885.
"JOHNSON--From the Watsonville ‘Register’ of Dec. 28th (1900) -- “Death of Lyman JOHNSON -- Lyman B. JOHNSON died at the Waldeck Hospital, San Francisco, yesterday morning from a malignant disease of the stomach and liver. He underwent an operation on Wednesday, but the malady from which he suffered was beyond the control of medical science. The deceased was a native of California, aged 47 years. He was reared in this valley, where he has 2 children, Newton and Luelia JOHNSON, but at the time of his death he had charge of the dairy at the State Hospital at Agnews. He was a man of generous instincts and upright character, and was deservedly popular with all who knew him. He has many friends in this valley who will regret to learn of his death.” Deceased was a brother of Mr. A. JOHNSON, railroad agent at this place." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 4 Jan 1901. Transcribed by Dee.
"JOHNSON--In this city, September 17, Mabelle, beloved daughter of John H. and Mabel R. JOHNSON and sister of Arthur JOHNSON, a native of San Francisco, aged 6 months and 12 days. Friends and acqaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to-morrow (Friday) at 1:30 o'clock p.m. from the residence of her parents, 1993 Union street, corner of Buchanan. Interment, Cypress Lawn Cemetery, by carriage." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Sept 1907, p. 6.
"JOHNSON--In this city, October 9, Mary JOHNSON, aged 71 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 11 Oct 1885.
"JOHNSON--Dispatch from San Francisco, Oct. 23 -- O. JOHNSON, formerly 3rd mate of the American ship Monte Rosa, was brought here from Hong Kong on the Colorado, charged with murdering James MARTIN, a seaman, on shipboard on the 8th of September. Two witnesses to prove the crime were brought with him, and all are in the custody of United States Marshal MORRIS. No one witnessed the killing, which was done in the night time, and JOHNSON claims that he acted in self defense." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 24 Oct 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"JOHNSON, Peter, 70 y." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1911.
"JOHNSON--Dispatch from San Francisco, Jan. 21 -- The bark Czarwitch, from Seattle, reported that Peter O. JOHNSON, colored cook, suffocated in his bunk by the fumes of burning charcoal carelessly left by himself on retiring, on the 21st." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 25 Jan 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"JOHNSON--In Hornitas, September 6, Ruth JOHNSON, aged 30 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 16 Sept 1881. Transcribed by Janet Anderson.
"JOHNSON--At Belleville, New Jersey, October 16, Sarah CUMMINGS, wife of William JOHNSON and mother of Jacob C. and John M. JOHNSON, of this city." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 19 Oct 1873.
"JOHNSON--In this city, January 3, Sivert Edward JOHNSON, son of Capt. Sivert and Sine JOHNSON, aged 1 year, 5 months and 16 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the resident of the parents, No. 12 Perry Street, near Third." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 Jan 1869, p.2. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"JOHNSON--In this city, June 27, 1926, Thomas C. JOHNSON, dearly beloved husband of Effie JOHNSON, brother of Mrs. Nellie BYRNE, Mrs. Carrie JAMES, Mrs. Anne BULLARD and Mrs. Ida MARTELL, a native of California. (Marysville papers please copy). Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 29, 1926 at 2 o'clock p.m. at the new mortuary of Halsted & Co, 1123 Sutter St." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Jun 1926. Contact: Marina Cole aquamar@earthlink.net.
"JOHNSON--[On 11 Aug 1873] Thomas CURTIN shot and killed William JOHNSON at San Francisco for seducing his daughter." Source: The Bee (Sacramento, CA), "Record of Notable Events in the State," 1 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JOHNSON--In this city, May 5, Willoughby W., husband of Adelia M. JOHNSON, a native of Branford, Conn., aged 44 years and 1 month." Source: Daily Alta California, 9 May 1887, p.8.
"JOHNSTON, Caroline V." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 28 Jan 1894, p. 20.
"JOHNSTON--In San Francisco, Dec. 10th, Clara Bell, daughter of C.A. JOHNSTON, aged 6 years, 2 months and 26 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 12 Dec 1866. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JOHNSTON--A Brave Man Dies--Grass Valley (Nevada Co.), November 8--Word was received here yesterday of the death of George JOHNSTON in San Francisco. The funeral takes place to-day. Deceased was a native of Belfast, Ireland. He came to Nevada County in the early fifties and engaged in mercantile pursuits for a time. Then he spent several terms as Deputy Sheriff of Placer County, with headquarters at Auburn. Utterly fearless, cool and calculating, his name became a terror to the highwaymen and other criminals who infested the mountains at the time. He was engaged in many exciting and bloody man hunts, in one of which he had a finger shot off, but pluckily kept in the battle until the highwaymen were routed. His most noted battle was with "Rattlesnake Dick" and his gang, in which several were killed or wounded on both sides. Leaving the mining country, Johnston engaged in the hardware business at Pomona for a time. Later he turned his attention to inventions, bringing out the famous FRUE and JOHNSTON concentrators, used wherever gold mining is carried on. He also invented other valuable mining appliances and made quite a fortune out of them. Of late years he had resided in San Francisco. His brother, Peter, of this city, himself a pioneer, was at his bedside when the end came." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento), 8 Nov 1906. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JOHNSTON--Harry JOHNSTON, Captain of the schooner Sailor Boy, when twelve days out from San Francisco for Karluk, Alaska, committed suicide by leaping overboard. His body was not recovered. The reason assigned for the deed was shattered health, caused by fever." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 15 Aug 1892. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JOHNSTON--In this city, July 18, Henry W. JOHNSTON, a native of Scotland, aged 32 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the Grand Central Hall, corner of Sixth and Market streets." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 20 July 1879.
"JOHNSTON--In this city, February 10, Julia E. JOHNSTON, mother of James JOHNSTON, a native of Massachusetts, aged 80 years. * * Friend are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to-day (Monday), at 2." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 13 Feb 1911, p.4. Transcribed by Carol. 
"JOHNSTON--In this city, September 4, Lee JOHNSTON, a native of Indiana, aged 23 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Thursday, September 7, at 10 o'clock, from the funeral parlors of Porter & White, 428 Golden Gate avenue. Interment, New Odd Fellows' Cemetery, by 11:30 o'clock train from Third and Townsend streets." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Sept 1905. Transcribed by jch.
"JOHNSTON--In this city, July 10, of brain fever, Mary Ellen, only child of Andrew and Catharine JOHNSTON, a native of this city, aged 5 years, 3 months and 21 days. [New York papers please copy.]" Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 12 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"JOHNSTON--In this city, July 10, of brain fever, Mary Ellen, only child of Andrew and Catharine JOHNSTON, a native of this city, aged 5 years, 3 months and 21 days. [New York papers please copy.] 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 12 Verona st." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 13 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.


"JOINCT--In this city, January 15, Francis, beloved son of Victor JOINCT and the late Louise JOINCT, and beloved brother of Mrs. J. TORRENCE, Mrs. G. BANK and the late Alexander JOINCT, a native of San Francisco." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Jan 1912. Transcribed by Mary Utschig Read.

"JOINCT--In this city, August 1, 1891 Louisa JOINCT, wife of Victor JOINCT, and beloved mother of Mrs. J. TORRENCE, Mrs. G. BANK, and Francis and Alexander JOINCT, a native of New York, age 53 years 6 months 25 days.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Monday) at 2 o'clock P.M. from her late residence 1407 Eddy Street." Submitter's Note:  [Louisa died 1 Aug 1891 San Francisco, age 53 years 1 month 25 days, so she was born 6 Jan 1928 in New York, she married age 16 was in San Francisco for the 1860 census.] Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Aug 1891, pg 7, column 5. Contact: Virginia Schneider  virsch@comcast.net

"JONES--In this city, Oct. 8th, Alice J., daughter of Joseph and Ann JONES, aged 4 months and 15 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 9 Oct 1865.
"JONES--January 10, 1874 - Annie JONES crushed to death by a truck in same city [San Francisco]." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JONES--In North Temescal, March 30, Austin Leslie, only child of J.W. and M.C.JONES aged 4 years, 3 months and 5 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Monday), at 2 o'clock from the residence of his grandfather, P.T.LUNDBERG, 1080 Broadway, San Francisco." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr 1889, p.3, col. 9. Contact: Susan Scott wheelan@mindspring.com


"JONES--Mrs. Bessie JONES, 40, who died in Napa June 1, will be buried in this city Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Houston undertaking parlors. Mrs. JONES was a native of Missouri but came to Shasta county when quite young and was a resident of Del Mar while here. The decedent leaves a husband, Leon JONES of Weed, and two daughters, Thelma, 15, and Elsie JONES, 16, also sisters--Mrs. Charles HOUSE of Redding, Mrs. Nathan ARNOLD of Sacramento, Mrs. CONKLIN of Whitmore, Mrs. Robert GIBSON of Martinez and Mrs. Catherine ANDREE of San Francisco. There are two brothers in Redding--Lee REID and Charlie REID--and one in Marysville--William REID." Source: Shasta Courier (Redding, CA), 4 June 1920. Transcribed by Robin Bills.
"JONES--In this city, July 19, C.L. JONES, a native of Wales, England, aged 30 years. Friends and
acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Wednesday), at 1 o'clock p.m,, from 651 Sacramento street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 21 July 1875.
"JONES--Charlamagne Franklin--Under circumstances that throw a cloud of mystery about his death, Charlemagne Franklin JONES, a former newspaper man, and later a lecturer, of San Francisco, was found yesterday afternoon high on the rocks and far under the long wharf known as Section 1 of the seawall. The police say that only two theories can explain the mysterious location of the body, one that the very high tides placed it here at during the latter part of March; the other that JONES met with foul play and his body was concealed in that out-of-the-way place." Source: Sacramento Bee, 5 April 1906, p.2. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"JONES--JONES, Clementina." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 June 1892. Transcribed by Joyce.
"JONES--In this city, at the Rassette (?) House, Dec 9th, aged 3 years and 3 months, David William, son of Mary and David JONES, of this city. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from the Powell st. Methodist church, this day, at 2 o’clock, P. M., without further notice." Source: Daily Alta California, 10 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"JONES--In this city, December 25, Franklin L. JONES (late President of Volunteer Fire Department and Exempt Fire Company), aged 56 years. (Philadelphia Pa. papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday), at 1 o'clock p.m. from the Hall of the Exempt Company; thence to Second Congregational Church, Taylor street...." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 28 Dec 1873.
"JONES--In this city, May 30, Harold L., infant son of W. L. and Helen M. JONES, a native of San Francisco, aged 1 year 1 month and 7 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 7. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"JONES--Henry Lovett--Born May 4, 1900; died Dec. 26, 1983; survived by two daughters Cornelia CALHOUN and Mary KELLEY and six grandchildren all of S.F. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider, Santa Barbara. No services are planned." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Dec 1983. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"JONES--Henry Morgan, 26 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Nov 1892. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"JONES--In this city, December 5, Hezekiah P. JONES, aged 69 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 7 Dec 1885.
"JONES--In San Francisco, Oct. 6th, Horace P. JONES, in the 89th years of his age." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 8 October 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JONES--Cholera--The interments on Saturday and yesterday include a number of deaths by cholera...Nov. 3, 1850: Isaac F. JONES, 29, Utica, N.Y.; cholera." Source: Alta California, 4 Nov 1850 (Transcribed from microfilm held at University of Nevada, Reno). Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"JONES--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Dec. 13 - Yesterday afternoon, J.W. JONES, a printer, threw himself from a 2nd story window on Bush street and was injured so severely that he died within an hour." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 14 Dec 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"JONES--Jane A., 60 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 March 1892, p. 7.
"JONES--In this city, November 20, Jennie, daughter of Edward and Bridget JONES, aged 6 years and 10 months. Funeral to-day, at 2 p.m. from No. 23 Alvarado street. Interment Mission Dolores Cemetery." Source: Daily Alta California, 22 Nov 1885.
JONES--John - In San Francisco, August 13, 1874, John JONES, aged 45 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Aug 1874. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"JONES--Julia, 24 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 March 1892, p. 7.
"JONES--In this city, February 25, Leo, dearly beloved son of Leo. H. and Margurite JONES, brother of Katherine Lorraine JONES and grandson of Mrs. N. SULLIVAN, a native of San Francisco. Remains at the residence of his parents, 3942 Twenty-sixth street. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 26 Feb 1915. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"JONES--JONES, Margaret-68 yrs." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Sept 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.
"JONES--In San Francisco, March 12, Mrs. Mary A. JONES, aged 47 years and 2 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 23 March 1886. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JONES--At his late home, February 10, Owen, dearly beloved husband of Delia JONES and loving father of William Owen, Edward and May JONES, Mrs. C. LANDRESSES and the late Louise and Annie[?] JONES, a native of Nevin, North Wales, England, aged 55 years 11 months and 23 days. A member of the Journeymen Shipwrights' Association. * * Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Monday), at 9:30 o'clock a. m., from his late residence, [8 or 3]77 Clipper street; thence to St. Paul's Church, where services will be held at 10 o'clock a. m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, by carriage." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 13 Feb 1911, p.4. Transcribed by Carol. 
"JONES--In this city, September 18, Patrick J., dearly beloved husband of Annie JONES, loving...[missing]...Mrs. G. W. HILLS." [End of the page.] Source: San Francisco Examiner, 20 Sept 1920, p.4. Transcribed by Carol.
"JONES--T.W. JONES, 1st mate, and John Adolphus TELLESPAR, ship carpenter, both died on board the ship Coquimbo, from injuries received by falling down the ship's hold during the late voyage to Puget Sound." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 18 Feb 1865. Transcribed by Dee.
"JONES--In this city, March 14, 1923, Thomas A. JONES; beloved husband of the late Margaret JONES and loving father of John J. JONES, Mrs. J.G. POHLEY, Mrs. G. BURKE, Mrs. M. JACKSON, and Mrs. William BOURNE. A native of Sydney, Australia." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 15 March, 1923. Contact: AchadaMaia@aol.com
"JONES--Exposition Sculptor Dies after Accident--Vernon K. JONES, sculptor at the Panama Pacific Exposition, who was thrown from his motorcycle when hit by a Sutter Street car at Sutter and Webster streets on June 22, died at the Lane Hospital yesterday as a result of his injuries. He suffered a fractured skull. JONES was 28 years old." Source: San Francisco Examiner, front page, 29 June 1914. Transcribed by Sandra Harris.


"JONES--Near Santa Cruz, October 31st, William C. JONES, aged 57 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 8 Nov 1865.
"JONES--[Nov 5th 1867] - William Carey JONES, a distinguished lawyer, died at San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1868, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JOOST--Died in Santa Rosa, July 24, 1890, Peter JOOST, brother of Jacob JOOST of Guerneville, Meta JOOST and Mrs. I. MILLER of San Francisco, native of Anst Seke, Germany, aged 43y." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 9 Aug 1890. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor. 
"JOOST--Daughter of Martin and Kate JOOST, a native of San Francisco, aged 1 year, 5 months and 22 days. (Brooklyn, New York papers please copy). Funeral from the residence of her parents, 701 McAllister Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 29 May 1885, p. 4. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"JORDAN--Adolph JORDAN, a San Francisco Saloon Keeper and his wife wanted to die. JORDAN cut an artery in his wife's wrist and then cut both of his wrists. The woman is dead but JORDAN will recover." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 20 Sept 1890. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"JORDAN--In San Jose, September 7, C. W. JORDAN, a native of Tennessee, aged 48 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 16 Sept 1881. Transcribed by Janet Anderson.
"JORDAN--In this city, September 27, 1897, James JORDAN, a native of Louisiana, aged 53 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 29 September 1897, p. 3. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"JORGENSEN--In this city, December 5, 1891, H.P. Jorgensen, beloved husband of Christine JORGENSEN, and father of William, Carrie, and Harry JORGENSEN, a native of Denmark, aged 51 years, 2 months and 12 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Monday), at 2:30 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, 2014 1/2 Dupont Street, between Bay and Francisco. Interment I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 6 Dec 1891, p. 7/6. Contact: Sue Montague sujamont@yahoo.com
"JORGENSEN--Harold E, age 57 years. Mortician, Keaton's Mortuary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr 1946. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"JORGENSEN--In San Francisco, Jan.4, 1960 James K. JORGENSEN, beloved husband of Trea JORGENSEN; beloved father of Clifton J. JORGENSEN. A native of Denmark, aged 70 years. A member of Machinist Lodge #68. Friends are invited to attend funeral services 10am Thursday, Jan. 7, at Anderson's, Valencia St. at 25th St. Interment, Olivet Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Jan 1960. Submitted by Inez H. Moyle.
"JORGENSEN--In Whitter, Calif., July 6, 1969 Trea JORGENSEN, wife of the late James K. JORGENSEN; dearly beloved mother of Cliffton J. JORGENSEN; loving aunt of Kathrine JOHNSON; a native of Denmark, aged 79 years. Friends may attend the funeral services 1pm Friday, July 11, at Anderson's, Valencia St. at 25th St. Interment Olivet Memorial Park. Visitor Parking." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 9 July 1969, p. 35. Submitted by Inez H. Moyle.
JORGENSEN--In Oakland, February 14, Waldemar J. JORGENSEN, a native of Christiania, Norway, aged 21 years and 11 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Sunday), at 2 o'clock, from the New Jerulem [sic.] Church, O'Farrell street, between Mason and Taylor." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Feb 1884, p. 7. Transcribed by Evalou.
"JORGENSON--In this city Nov 17 Harry G, beloved son of Christina and the late Peter JORGENSON and the brother of Mrs. A COOK and the late William JORGENSON, a native of San Francisco, aged 25 years, 10 months, and 16 days. A member of Twin Peaks Parlor # 214 NSGW. The funeral will take place Monday, November 19 at 1:30 o'clock from the parlors of McBrearty and McCormick, 915 Valencia St between 20th and 21st. Under the auspices of Twin Peaks Parlor # 214 NSGW. Cremation Odd Fellows Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Remains at his late residence, 139 Ripley St between Folsom and Harrison until Monday, Nov 19 at 8:00 o'clock. To the officers and members of Twin Peaks Parlor # 214 NSGW you are hereby requested to attend the funeral of our late brother Harry G. JORGENSON, Monday Nov 19 at 1:30 o'clock from the funeral parlors of McBrearty and McCormick, 915 Valencia St between 20th and 21st. Funeral fine will be strictly enforced by order of Fred Meincke, president and Thomas J Pendergast, secretary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Nov 1906. Contact: David Edwards Davemilestogo@aol.com
"JORSS--In this city, December 11, 1887, Eduard Henry JORSS, youngest and dearly beloved son of E.C. and M.A. JORSS, a native of San Francisco, aged 1 year, 1 month, and 7 days. The funeral will take place today (Tuesday) from their residence, 511 Shotwell Street. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Call, 13 Dec 1887, page 8. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"JOSE--Early this morning a man named N.T. JOSE was found hanging by the neck in a cabin at the south end of Long Bridge, where he was stopping with several other men, employed by the fishing company at that point. He was still warm when taken down, but could not be resuscitated. He had got up in the night and tied a small cord or rope around one of the beams and to his neck and stepping off the stool on which he stood while adjusting the rope, swung clear from the floor." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 31 July 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"JOSEPH--Interment in San Francisco, April 17, JOSEPH ---?, Azore Islands, 15." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"JOSEPH--Drowned at Santa Cruz--As the steamer Gussie Telfair, on her last downward trip, was making her berth at the wharf, on last Saturday evening, a man by the name of Emanuel JOSEPH, a resident of San Francisco, fell overboard and drowned. One of the guards gave away, precipitating two men into the water. One of them being a good swimmer, made for a buoy, and was rescued by a boat from the schooner Three Sisters. The other went down and his body recovered after an hour's search." Source: Democratic Standard (San Luis Obispo, CA), 3 Sept 1870. Transcribed by Jackie Lamorie.
"JOSEPH--Attorney JOSEPH Called by Death--TRIBUTE PAID BY JUDGE HUGHES IN SUPERIOR COURT In opening this morning Judge J.W. HUGHES announced the death of Attorney Isaac JOSEPH, and said: "It is with sorrow that I announce to you the death of one of the members of our bar, Isaac JOSEPH. "I am informed that he died from nervous prostration, superinduced by overwork and excitement, occasioned by the San Francisco calamity. Mr. JOSEPH was an honest and able lawyer, tenaciously zealous and untiring in his labors for his client, always careful, courteous and painstaking in the discharge of his every duty. His loss will be keenly felt by the members of the Bar and by a large circle of friends in Sacramento. When this Court adjourns it will be out of respect to the memory of our deceased brother." Mr. JOSEPH was born and educated in this city, where he practiced his profession of the law, up to three years ago, when he removed to San Francisco and established an office there, conducting his affairs in both cities. He passed away last evening at the Livermore Sanitarium after an illness of some six months. He leaves a wife and two children; his mother, five sisters and two brothers. His sisters are Mrs. C.P. NATHAN, Mrs. M. GRADWOHL and Mrs. Will ASHER, of San Francisco; Mrs. H.L. STICH of this city, and Mrs. Charles HEXTER of Marysville. His brothers are Israel and Jacob JOSEPH of Los Angeles. He was a member of the Masons, Odd Fellows, Elks and Native Sons. During his lifetime he published several works on probate matters. " Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 8 June 1906, Page 7. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JOSEPH--DIED--Sacramento, January 26 - Lucy, wife of William JOSEPH, a native of Ohio, 51 years. (San Francisco papers please copy.) [Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from her late residence, corner Second and I streets, this afternoon at 2 o'clock.]" Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 28 Jan 1887.. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"JOSEPH--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 First Cabin passengers] the lost are: Taylor E. JOSEPH." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"JOSEPHS--Interment in San Francisco, Jan. 23, Mrs. Anna JOSEPHS, Liverpool, 26." Source: Alta California, 8 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"JOSEPHS--Mary - 13 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 July 1894, p. 7.


"JOSSELYN--In San Rafael, March 11, Eliza DYER, wife of George M. JOSSELYN, and mother of Charles JOSSELYN. (Boston and Pembroke Mass., papers please copy.) Funeral and interment private." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 13 March 1899, p.9. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"JOSSLYN--In San Rafael, March 11, Eliza Dyer, wife of George M. JOSSELYN, and mother of Charles JOSSELYN. (Boston and Pembroke, Mass., papers please copy.) Funeral and interment private." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1899, p. 30. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"JOSSELYN--In San Francisco, January 3, Henry M. JOSSELYN, a native of Duxbury, Mass., aged 27 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 4 Jan 1866. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.


"JOUANOU--In San Francisco, May 12, 1906, Angele Gabrielle, beloved wife of August JOUANOU and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. ARTRU, and sister of Mrs. E. L. CAMIN of Mariposa, a native of France, aged 23 years, 7 months, 9 days. Mrs. JOUANOU was well and favorably known in Mariposa, where she lived with her parents, and has many friends here who will regret to learn of her early demise. The funeral was held on Tuesday, May 15th. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: Mariposa Gazette, 19 May 1906. Contact: Carolyn Feroben Sweetwater@sierratel.com
"JOY--In Washoe City, Sept. 25th, Louisa J., daughter of W.A. and Louisa A. JOY, aged 2 weeks." Source: Daily Alta California, 7 Oct 1863, p. 6. 
"JOY--In Hongkong, July 9, of choleraic diarrhoea, Captain William Pelietier JOY of the ship St. Nicholas of New York, aged 31 years, 11months and 9 days. [Nantucket, New York and Boston papers please copy.]" Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 9 Aug 1885.
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