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.

"LAARSEN--March 9, D. T. LAARSEN, Amsterdam, 33." Source: Daily Alta California, 14 March 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"LABADIE--In this city, March 15, Marie Eva, youngest daughter of William and Lucy LABADIE, a native of San Francisco, aged 1 year, 4 months and 23 days. Funeral will take place TO-DAY (Thursday), at 2 o'clock P.M." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, March 17, 1887.
"LABARTHE--In this city, January 23, Emma Lorraine LABARTHE, wife of George LABARTHE, beloved daughter of Martin and Hannah BOYSIN and sister of George, Thomas, Wallace, William and Grace BOYSIN, Mrs. William KELLY and Mrs. KIRVIN, a native of Stockton, Cal., aged 22 years, 6 months and 10 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Thursday), at 1 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, 552A Natoma street, between Sixth and Seventh. Interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 24 Jan 1901, p.6. 
"LABHARD--In this city, May 29, 1907, Nellie LABHARD, wife of Alfred G. LABHARD, mother of A.G. LABHARD, Jr., and T.J. LABHARD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James JOHNSON, sister of Mrs. A.A. HENDRY, Mrs. H. WALROM and Thomas, Howard and Gertrude JOHNSON, a native of San Francisco., aged 19 years, 3 months and 22 days. Friends are welcome at her home, 2614 Eye street, today (Sunday) until 1 p.m. Funeral private." Source: Sacramento Union, 2 June 1907. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LABINSKY--In San Francisco, Nov. 3, Sarah, daughter of Charles LABINSKY, aged 1 year, 4 months and 23 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LA CASTA--Nov 24 [1860] A Frenchman, named LA CASTA, blew his brains out, at San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1861. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LACEY--In Gilroy, August 3, 1932, Albert E. LACEY, brother of George E., Claude F., Leroy D., Joseph C. and the lates James P. LACEY. Cousin of Ada M. JOSSALYN, a native of Monterey. A member of Excelsior Lodge, No. 166. F. and A. Friends are invited to attend the funeral service at 1 o'clock, Friday afternoon, August 5, at GRAY'S, Divisadero st. at Post. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Aug 1932, p.9. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.

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"LACHLER--Carl H.--In Felton, Calif., Mar. 16, 1966, Carl H. LACHLER, dearly beloved husband of May LACHLER, loving father of Mrs. May MORAN, and Charles S. LACHLER; loving grandfather of Kevin MORAN, Linda and Cathleen LACHLER; loving brother of Mrs. Anna AUTENGNE and Raymond CAMERON.  A member of the Bottlers Union, Local No. 896, Golden Gate Aerie No. 61 F. O. E.  Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday at 8:30 a.m., from the Comisky Roche Funeral Home, cor. of Dolores & 16th sts., thence to St. John's Church, where a Requiem High Mass will be offered at 9 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Rosary Sunday 7 p.m."   Source:  San Francisco Examiner, 19 March  1966, page 36.  Transcribed by Dave Furnanz.
"LACHLER--Mary F.--In Daly City, January 29, 1992 beloved wife of the late Carl LACHLER; loving mother of May MORAN and Charles LACHLER; mother-in-law of Charles MORAN and Dorothy LACHLER; sister of Francis and David FURNANZ, Gertrude DUNDON, and the late James (Les), Joseph, George, William and Thomas FURNANZ, Catherine HOUX, Madeline SMITH and Irene BORO; loving grandmother of four and great-grandmother of four; a native of S.F; age 97.  Friends may visit Saturday after 3 pm and are invited to attend Services Monday, 10 am, from Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave., D.C., thence to St. John's Church, S.F. where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.  Committal, Holy Cross.  Vigil Sunday, 2 pm, at the Mortuary.  Donations to St. John's Development Fund, 19 Old St. Mary's Ave., S.F. The Bud Duggan Family"  Source:  San Francisco Examiner, 2 Feb 1992.  Transcribed by Dave Furnanz.


LACHMAN--In this city, March 10, Bertha, beloved wife of the late Julius LACHMAN and dearly beloved mother of Mrs. Ellis COHN and Mrs. G. GOLDSMITH of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Joseph HIRSCH of this city. A native of Australia, aged 63 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1907. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"LACLAVERIE---In this city, May 25, Paul LACLAVERIE, a native of Tarbes Basses Pyrennees, France, aged 64 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday, May 29, at 12 o'clock from the parlors of Julius S. Godeau, 2123 Bush Street; thence by 1 o'clock creek boat. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Oakland." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 1906, page 5. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"LACOSTE--THE PROBATE COURT-of San Francisco county has appointed Messrs. ETCHBURNE and SANSEVAIN guardians of the estate and minor heir of J.C. LACOSTE. The estate is large, and they have been required to give bonds to the amount of $280,000. Mr. LACOSTE was well known here as an extensive cattle dealer, who frequently visited our county." Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune, 5 Feb 1870. Transcribed by Jackie Lamorie.
"LACOSTE--In this city, Aug. 22, 1921, Louise, beloved wife, of Bernard LACOSTE and loving mother of Mrs. R. STROBRIGE, Arthur B., Irving J., Louise F. and LeRoy LACOSTE, a native of San Francisco, aged 48 years, 11 months and 3 days." Source: Oakland Tribune, 24 Aug 1921. Transcribed by jch.
"LACY--[In San Francisco Jan 2] Geo. O. LACY, Ohio, 22, typhoid fever." Source: Sacramento Transcript, 9 Jan 1851. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LADD--In San Francisco, Jan. 1st, Joseph P. LADD, accidentally shot, aged 15 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 6 Jan 1859. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"LADMIN--DIED - In this city, July 13th, Willie, infant son of Joseph F., and Althea LAMDIN, aged 8 months, 13 days. [Napa and San Francisco papers please copy.] Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 14 July 1864. Transcribed by Dee Sardoch.
"LAEREMANS--In this city, January 29, Frank, youngest child of Frank and Ellen LAEREMANS, aged 6 months and 26 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-morrow (Monday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of the parents, 2107 Jones street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 29 Jan 1870.
"LAFARGUE--In this city, June 14, Louis LAFARGUE, a native of France, aged 29 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 June 1902, page 6.
"LAFEE--In this city, February 23, Charlotte, wife of J. LAFEE. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Tuesday), at 3 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, on Columbia street, between Nineteenth and Twentieth, Guerrero and Dolores." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 24 Feb 1874.
"LAFUENTE--ANOTHER PARDON -- Gov. JOHNSON has pardoned Jose T. LAFUENTE, the Chileno who was sentenced to the State Prison to serve a term of 3 years for the killing of his wife at San Francisco. The excuses for the pardon are the requests of a few humane citizens of San Francisco, and the fact that the prisoner is sickly! If we recollect aright, it was a cowardly murder and the victim a defenseless woman, and LAFUENTE did not received his just deserts in the short sentence of 3 years, now made less by misplaced executive clemency. JOHNSON expects, no doubt, to succeed BIGLER as Minister to Chile." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 2 Nov 1857. Transcribed by Dee.
"LAGAN--In this city, May 17, 1936, Dr. Edward LAGAN." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 18 May, 1936.
"LAGAN--Father LAGAN Dead - The Rev. Hugh LAGAN, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, in San Francisco, is dead. Death was due to spinal meningitis." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 26 Dec 1904. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LAHY--In San Francisco, April 1st, Timothy LAHY, aged 37 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 3 April 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LAHY--SUDDEN DEATH - Wednesday night a man named Timothy LAHY was picked up on the corner of Folsom and Spear streets, San Francisco, in a state of drunkenness, and taken into a grocery near at hand. There he remained till it was time for the place to be closed, when he was carried into the yard, and left there, covered with a blanket. In the morning he was dead." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 4 April 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"LAIDLAW--H.D. Jr. age 35." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Sept 1915. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.


"LAIDLEY--ANOTHER CALIFORNIAN KILLED - George LAIDLEY, of San Francisco, was killed a few weeks since, while fighting in the Union army before Petersburg, Va. Mr. LAIDLEY was a member of Howard Engine Company, No. 3." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 3 Oct 1864. Transcribed by Dee.
"LAIDLEY--In San Francisco, Feb. 13th, Edward Randolph, son of James LAIDLEY, aged 19 years, 4 months and 22 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Feb 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LAING--Helen." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 3 Apr 1891.
"LAIRD--D.W. LAIRD, jeweler, at 27 Post St., San Francisco, died of congestion of the lungs last Saturday. He was a prominent Mason and made most of the insignia worn by the members of Watsonville Commander, K.T., and Salinas Chapter R.A.M." Source: The Salinas Weekly Index, 17 Feb 1887. Transcribed by Dee.
"LAKE--In this city, June 2, 1869, Mary Elizabeth LAKE, beloved daughter of George and Elizabeth LAKE, aged 1 year, 2 months and 18 days (New York and Liverpool England papers please copy)." Source: San Francisco Call, 4, June 1869, p.2. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.


"LAKE--In Volcano, Nov. 3d, William LAKE, aged 20 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 16 Nov 1865.
"LAKE--BY TELEGRAPH TO THE UNION - Body Identified - Survey Approved - SAN FRANCISCO, May 31st - The body found near Market street wharf is identified as Wm. LAKE, officer of the ship King Lear." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 June 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LAKMAN--In this city, January 29, Herman A. LAKMAN, a native of Oldenburg, Germany, aged 51 years and 3 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-morrow (Monday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, No. 811 Union street, between Mason and Taylor, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 29 Jan 1870.
"LALLEMAND--In this city, Sept. 13th, Francois LALLEMAND, aged 62 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 15 Sept 1865.
"LALLMANA --On board the steamship Winfield Scott, Dec. 30th, J. LALLMANA, of San Francisco." Source: Daily Alta California, 1 Jan 1853. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"LEMAIRE--In San Francisco, Jan. 6, Caroline C., daughter of A. and Catherine LEMAIRE, aged 4 years and 7 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 8 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LAMB--In this city, October 18, Ethel Parkhurst, infant daughter of F.H. and S.L. LAMB, aged 1 years and 12 days. [Portland (Ogn.) papers please copy.] Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Monday), at 2 o'clock p.m. from the residence, 723 Webster st." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 20 Oct 1874, p.4. 
"LAMB--Died -- LAMB -- at San Francisco, Jun 5, Mrs. L.A. LAMB, aged 48 years." Source: The Hollister Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co., CA), 21 June 1889. Transcribed by Dee.
"LAMB--In San Francisco, Nov. 16th, Mrs. Maria LAMB, aged 28 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 19 Nov 1866. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LAMB--In this city, February 21, Thomas LAMB, aged 23 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 22 Feb 1895.
"LAMBERT--A YOUNG MAN named Arthur LAMBERT, a patient in the City and County Hospital, at San Francisco, committed suicide by throwing himself into the bay, on Tuesday. He was 24 years of age and came from Vermont." Source: Stockton Daily Argus (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 1 Dec 1859. Transcribed by Dee.
"LAMBERT--Margaret, 69 y." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 Feb 1892, p. 7.
"LAMBIE--In this city, Theresa Valintine LAMBIE, infant daughter of John and Joaquinnia LAMBIE, aged 2 years, 5 months and 3 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 19 July 1868, page 3. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"LAMBORN, Sarah H." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Feb 1894, p. 10.
"LAMBURTH--In Vallejo, Solano County, March 4, 1920, Walter W., husband of Mary A. and loving brother of Cassius E. LAMBURTH and Mrs. Mary E. DEMPSEY of San Francisco, a native of California." Source: Sacramento Bee, 6 March 1920, p. 20. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
"LAMM--In this city, March 12, Jules LAMM, a native of Germany, aged 34 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 13 March 1895.
"LAMLUCK--March 26, Leopold LAMLUCK, 42, consumption, France." Source: Daily Alta California, 30 March 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"LAMONT--In San Francisco, June 22d, George H. LAMONT, aged 42 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 25 June, 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LAMSON--In this city, June 29, Joseph LAMSON, a native of Massachusetts, aged 59 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 July 1873.
"LANAGHAN--MURDER on the HIGH SEAS -- A seaman by name of James BELL, formerly on board the American steamship Adelaide, has been brought to San Francisco from the Sandwich Islands, charged with the murder of an Englishman by name of LANAGHAN. BELL, while at sea, by some rough sporting with LANAGHAN, got into a quarrel, when he drew a knife and gave LANAGHAN a stab, of which he died a few days afterwards. BELL was placed in irons and landed at Lahaina, whence he was brought to San Francisco on Friday last for trial." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 20 July 1857. Transcribed by Dee.
"LANCASTER--The 'Golden Gate' was burned to the water's edge near Manzanillo, on July 27th. She sailed from San Francisco, July 21st and had on board, when she left, 232 passengers, and a crew of 96. [Among the Second Cabin passengers] the lost are: J.C. LANCASTER." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"LANDER--In this city, January 2, Colonel P. C. LANDER, a native of Kentucky, aged 69 years. Friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-MORROW (Sunday) at 2 o’clock p.m. from Trinity Church." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 3 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"LANDRY--Norbert LANDRY, a wealthy citizen of San Francisco, shot himself in that city on the 11th inst. Deceased was formerly in the employment of Abel GUY, Banker." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 19 Dec 1878. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"LANE--San Francisco; Mrs. LANE, residing on Silver avenue near the Five mile House, was found dead last night with her skull broken. Her husband, who was drunk, and another man, are under arrest on suspicion of the murder. No charge is preferred against them. LANE says she fell down stairs and killed herself while walking in her sleep." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 2-7 Oct 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"LANE--It is ascertained that LANE, who is under arrest on suspicion of murdering his wife, frequently had quarrels with her, and on the night of her death tied her upon her bed. The Coroner holds an inquest this evening." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 4 Oct 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"LANE--In this city, September 3, Annie, daughter of William and Catherine LANE, aged 1 year and 4 months." Source: Daily Evening Bulletin (San Francisco, CA), 5 Sept 1882.
"LANE--In this city, June 12, Ina Alberto LANE, aged 5 months and 4 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 June 1875.
"LANE--In this city, May 4, James A., beloved hisband of Ellen LANE, a native of Maine, aged 59 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Saturday) at 1 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, 1612 Turk street." Source: San Francisco Call, 7 May 1887, p. 8.
"LANE--In this city, Dec. 20th, Mary Frances, youngest daughter of Cornelius LANE, a native of San
Francisco, aged 5 years and 3 months. Boston papers please copy. Friends and acqaintances are respectully invited to attend the funeral this day (Monday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the residence of the parents, corner of Larkin and Green streets, without further notice." Source: Daily Alta California, 21 Dec. 1868.
"LANDIS--In this city, May 1, Johanna Dorothea, beloved wife of C. LANDIS, a native of Hamburg, Germany, aged 78 years. The funeral will take place to-day (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, 53 Minna street." Source:San Francisco Call, 3 May, 1887, p. 8.
"LANG, Catherine." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 May 1893, page 7.
"LANG--San Francisco, October 12 - Etta LANG, 10 months and 12 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 15 October 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LANG--In this city, Oct. 18th, Lewis, son of I.L. and Julia LANG, aged 5 months and 4 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 19 Oct 1865.
"LANG--In this city, January 4, Rebecca, wife of John LANG, a native of Amt Otternforf, Hanover, Germany, aged 24 years, 7 months and 26 days. Friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this (Wednesday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from her late residence, no 108 Bernard street, between Jones and Leavenworth, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 5 Jan 1870.
"LANGE--In this city, October 10, Henry LANGE, a native of Leeste, Havover, Germany, aged 25 years, 11 months and 15 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday), at 1 o'clock p.m., from St. Mark's Church, Geary street, between Stockton and Powell, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 12 Oct 1873.
"LANGEMAN--In Napa, November 24, Herman, husband of the late Tien LANGEMAN, father of Mrs. Freda GRABNER of Oakland, brother of Charles F. LANGEMANof San Francisco. Funeral Tuesday, Treadway Funeral Home, Napa." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Nov 1940, p. 9. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"LANGER--In this city, February 10, 1917, Paul LANGER, beloved husband of Elizabeth LANGER, stepfather of William and Raymond WALL, and son of the late Herman and Agusta LANGER, a native of Germany, aged 41 years and 10 days. A member of Rhefnhold Richter Camp, Spanish War Veterans, and Photo Engravers' Union, Local No. 8 (LA and San Diego papers please copy) Friends invited to attend the funeral services Monday at 2:30 at the chapel of H.F. Suhr & Co., 2919 Mission Street between 25th and 26th. Interment, National Cemetery, by automobile." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Feb 1917. Transcribed by Sylvia.
"LANGLEY--In this city, November 2, Jane, beloved wife of the late Charles LANGLEY, and mother of Edward, Charles, William and Grace LANGLEY, Mrs. C. F. HEALEY and Mrs. A. J. BRAMWELL, a native of County Roscommon, Ireland, aged 56 years. (Washington, D.C. papers please note.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Friday), at 8:45 o'clock, from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. C. F. HEALEY, 810 Union street; thence to St. Francis Church, where a requiem high mass wil be celebrated for the repose of her soul, at 9:15 o'clock. Interment, Mount Calvary Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Nov 1898. Transcribed by J. Ireland.
"LANGLOR--Dispatch from San Francisco, May 17 -- Captain Francis LANGLOR, of the bark Henry Aderly, which arrived from Honolulu last night, died suddenly on shipboard in the harbor. He came out from London a few weeks since, and leaves a family in the Isle of Jersey." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 18 May 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"LANGSON--Interment in San Francisco, April 11, F. LANGSON, Glasgow, 38." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"LANGSTARTER--In this city, Oct. 12th, Emma, youngest daughter of S. and Jeanette LANGSTARTER, ated 1 year and 12 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 16 Oct 1865.
"LANNIGAN--On Sunday afternoon, a shooting affray occurred near the corner of Pacific and Sansome streets, during which a boot-black, named Thomas LANNIGAN, but better known as "Dublin Jack", was shot by sheriff, Alexander GREEN, and in a few moments, died from wounds received. A number of different versions of the affray are afloat, and it is impossible to obtain a correct statement until the matter is made subject of a judicial investigation. Below we gave narration of the case as requested by our Reporter: it appears that on the day alluded to Mrs. GREEN, who resides on the corner of Broadway and Montgomery streets, being unwell, sent her little girl, seven years of age, to a restaurant on Sansome Street, near Pacific, to get some mutton broth, and on her returned she passed by the boot-black stand kept by "Dublin". It is alleged that as she passed by, "Dublin" beckoned her, but she refused to go to him, whereupon he took a piece of cranberry pie he was eating and threw it at her. It struck her full in the face and bespattered her all over. She ran home crying and informed her parents, and Mr. Green immediately set out to see "Dublin" When they met, words passed and a fight ensued, during which the deceased was knocked down. He picked himself up, ran to his stand, took a penknife, the large blade of which was open and rushed toward Mr. GREEN, who warned him that he was an officer, and would arrest him if he made an advance. Despite the warning, he advanced on the Deputy with the knife. Mr. GREEN put up his right arm for protection and received a cut on the hand. At that moment, a man who is a friend of "Dublin" interfered, and just then Mr. GREEN was knocked down, but before he fell, he received two stabs in the left buttock. The wounded man, who lying on his back, finding himself overpowered, and thinking he had been mortally wounded, drew a small Sharp and Allen pistol and presented it at his assailant's breast and fired. He took four shots, all of which took effect, one in the mouth ranging upward, one over the nipple and the others in the middle of the breast. He expired in a few moments.Officer LANEDON took GREEN to City Prison, where his wounds were dressed. Yesterday he was taken to County Jail to await the result of the coroners inquest. The body of LANNIGAN was removed to Mullins dead-house where a post mortem exam will be held. Deceased was a native of Ireland, about 40 years of age." Source: San Francisco Call, 14 July 1868. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"LANSING--At Hudson, Ohio, Feb. 21st, Alf. D.C. LANSING, a native of Albany, N.Y., late of San Francisco, aged 21 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 31 March 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LANSING--March 6, Charlotte LANSING, 3." Source: Daily Alta California, 14 March 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"LANTHIER--In this city, November 19, Matilta, daughter of Olizen and Julia LANTHIER, aged 8 months and 1[9?] days." Source: Daily Alta California, 21 Nov 1885.
"LAPOUBLE--In this city, May 9, Daniel LAPOUBLE, beloved husband of Marie LAPOUBLE, and father of Mathilde, Ernest and Martha LAPOUBLE, a native of France, aged 38 years, 4 months and 26 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Tuesday) at 12:30 o'clock, from his late residence, Hayes' Park Laundry, Five-and-a-Quarter Mile House, Mission road; thence to Odd Fellows Hall, Seventh and Market streets, under the auspices of Franco-American Lodge No. 207, I.O.O.F. Interment, Odd Fellows' Cemetary. Officers and members of Franco-American Lodge No. 207, I.O.O.F., are requested to attend a special meeting to attend the funeral of our late brother, D. LAPOUBLE, this day (Tuesday), at 1:30 o'clock, at their hall, corner of Market and Seventh streets. By order of T. SEHABIAGUE, N.G.R. LAVIGNE, Secretary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 1896, p. 14. Transcribed by Andy Rumer.
"LAPPING--In this city, December 11, Margaret LAPPING, mother of Mrs. S. MYERS and Daniel ENGLISH, a native of County Tyrone, Ireland. aged 56 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Saturday), at 2 o'clock P.M. from the undertaking parlors of O'Connor & Sheehy, 767 Mission street, opposite St. Patrick's Church." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 12 December 1885, page 4. Transcribed by Kimberlee Young.
"LAPSLEY--San Francisco, May 12 - Mary Ann LAPSLEY, 6 years and 1 month." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 13 May 1876. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LARDNER--DIED - Mrs. Dorinda Catherine LARDNER, daughter-in-law of Frank S. LARDNER, of this city, daughter of Mrs. GRAHAM, of Washington, and formerly the wife of Billy SHEPHERD, the celebrated minstrel performer, died in Washington yesterday, after a brief illness, and this morning her remains were taken to San Francisco for interment." Source: The Sacramento Bee, 10 Oct 1872. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LARGE--In San Francisco, Dec. 31st, Mrs. Ellen LARGE, a native of Newmarket, County Cork, Ireland, aged 28 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 4 Jan 1859. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LARGIN--[July 23d 1867] - H. LARGIN, a German, shot and killed himself at San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1868, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LARK--Mary A., aged 51 years, in SF, 8/6/1878, wife of Cyrus LARK, a native of New York city." Source: Alta California, 9 Aug 1878. Transcribed by Colleen Norby.
"LARKIN--Died, at San Francisco, Adelaida LARKIN, Daughter of T. O. LARKIN, Esq., U. S. Navy Agent and Monterey. We are pained indeed thus to note the death of ourlittle friend Adelaide whose endearing smile was ever so ready to greet her freinds and who is not the friend of an innocent child, but so it is, after a painful sickness of death stepped in and taken her from foud parents and friends, and her little voice so now mingled with the host of those who sign praises to Him who said, "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." May God in his mercy sustain the deeply afflicted parents." Source: Californian, 12 Dec 1846, p.3.


"LARKIN--In this city, 7/28/1864, Frank R. LARKIN, son of the late Thomas O. LARKIN, age 34. Funeral at First Trinity Church, Friday at 12:00." Source: Daily Alta California, 29 July 1864. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"LARKIN--In San Francisco, May 14th, Frederick H. LARKIN, aged 32 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 17 May 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LARKIN--In San Francisco, May 14th, Frederick H. LARKIN, aged 32 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 17 May 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LARKIN--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Nov. 18 - The dead body of Henry LARKIN, a carpenter, was found in his bed this morning. He was a German and unmarried. The cause of death was inflammation of the lungs." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 19 Nov 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"LARKIN--In this city, Sept. 20th, at the City and County Hospital, James LARKIN, aged 35 years, a native of Ireland." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 22 Sept 1865.


"LARKIN--In this city, January 4, after a painful illness, Mary LARKIN, beloved wife of Denis LARKIN, a native of Ayer Court County Galaway, Ireland, aged 45 years (New York and New Orleans papers please copy). Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late residence, corner of Kearny and Vallejo Streets." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 Jan 1869, p.2. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"LARKIN--Mr. Thomas O. LARKIN, San Francisco, one of the earliest American settlers in California, died at his residence on the evening of the 27th inst. He had been a resident of this country since 1832 and was the first and only U.S. Consul ever appointed for California." Source: Sonoma County Journal (Petaluma, CA), 5 Nov 1858. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"LARKIN--An Old Pioneer Gone -- The San Francisco papers chronicle the death of Thomas O. LARKIN. He died on the evening of Oct. 27th, at his residence in San Francisco, after an illness of about 1 week. He came to this country in 1832, 26 years ago, and has occupied several positions of importance. Among others, he was at an early period United States Consul, also, United States Naval Store Keeper, at Monterey, and assisted in forming our State Constitution, of which he was one of the signers. In 1833, he married the 1st American lady that ever came to California. The Sacramento 'Union' says they were married on board of a vessel under the American flag by Capt. C. JONES, the U.S. Consul at the Sandwich Islands. The padres of the Missions refused to join them in wedlock for the reason that they were Protestants. This was the 1st marriage on the coast under our flag, and the children born of this marriage were the 1st Americans of unmixed blood born in California. At the time of his death, Mr. LARKIN was 56 years of age."  Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 7 Nov 1858. Transcribed by Dee.
"LARKIN--DEATH of a PIONEER -- Mr. Thos. O. LARKIN, the oldest American merchant in California, died at his residence in San Francisco on Wednesday night last, 27th inst. Mr. L. was merchandizing at Monterey years before the breaking out of the Mexican war. He was interred by the California Pioneers, of which society he was a member." Source: The San Andreas Independent, 30 October 1858. Transcribed by Dee.
"LARKIN--In San Francisco, Oct. 27th, Thos. O. LARKIN, aged 56 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 30 Oct 1858. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"LARKIN--THE LATE THOS. O. LARKIN--The San Francisco Society of Pioneers, held a meeting at their rooms on last Thursday evening, and adopted an appropriate wheras and resolutions, regarding the death of Thos. O. LARKIN, one of their members, and lately President of the society." Source: Sacramento Bee, 30 Oct 1858. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LARNED--In this city, January 4, Frances, beloved wife of A.F. LARNED, a native of Illinois, aged 34 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 Jan 1899, p. 3.
"LARNEY--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Mar. 19 - At 9 o'clock this morning, as some laborers were at work pulling down a brick building at the corner of Battery and California streets, a partition wall fell and buried 3 men. John LARNEY and Robert DONNELLY were killed, and Thomas HEFFRAN probably fatally injured." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 20 March 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"LARRECOU--E.A. LARRECOU, S.F. Attorney, Passes--OAKLAND - E.A. LARRECOU, 49, San Francisco attorney, was stricken with a heart attack last night shortly after making a talk at a meeting of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he was a grand junior warden, and died before he arrived at a hospital. He is survived by his widow, Yvonne, and two sons, Lt. A. E. LARRECOU Jr., and Fireman 2C Richard E. LARRECOU of the navy." Source: Redwood City Tribune, 23 May 1945, p.2. Transcribed by jch.
"LARRY--On the 1st of July, while the ship 'Black Hawk' was in South Pacific ocean, John LARRY fell from the fore-top-sail yard and was killed instantly." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 25 Aug 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"LARSEN--In this city, October 12, Andrew LARSEN, aged 61 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 15 Oct 1885.
"LARSEN--In Oakland, May 11, Annie Christine, beloved wife of Alfred LARSEN, a native of Sweden, aged 39 years, 2 months and 7 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 1896, p. 14. Transcribed by Andy Rumer.
"LARSEN--In this city, December 6, 1953, Fern Frances LARSEN, dearly beloved wife of Sverre LARSEN, loving mother of Mrs. Ruth SUSSMAN, Mrs. Dolores WILHELM and Edward LARSEN, dear sister of Lester, WARREN and Fred SANDROCK; a native of Benecia, Calif. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Thhursday at 8:30 a.m. from the Chapel of H. F. Suhr Co., 2919 Mission St., nr. 25th St; thence to St. Finn Barr's Church, Edna and Hearst Sts., where a Requiem High Mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul commencing at 9 o'clock. Internment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary Wednesday evening at 8 o"clock." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 8 Dec 1953, p 23. Contact: Marion Kennedy mjkennedy16@aol.com
"LARSEN--Thise. Mortician - Anderson's." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr 1946. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"LARSENEUR--Died at the Sotoyome Hotel, Healdsburg, Apr. 1, 1867, L. LARSENEUR of San Francisco." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 4 April 1867. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"LARSON--In this city, Jan 11, 1944, Christine Louise LARSON, infant daughter of Edward W. and Doria K. LARSON, sister of Nancy Alice LARSON, a native of San Francisco, age 1 day. Funeral services were held 3 o'clock p.m. Wednesday, Jan 12, at Anderson's, Valencia at 25th. Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Jan 1944. Transcribed by jch.
"LASAR--Phebe - 9 months." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 Sept 1891. Transcribed by Melody.
"LASATER--In this city, October 1, 1898, MARY E. LASATER, beloved wife of W.H. LASATER, mother of George, Willie, and Raymond LASATER and daughter of Mrs. Christina MILLER, a native of California, aged 33 years. (Oroville and Marysville papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Monday) at 8:30 o'clock a.m. from her late residence, 40 1/2 Hermann Street; thence to St. Joseph's Church, Tenth Street, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o'clock a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 3 Oct 1898, page 7. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.



"LASKY--In this city, February 13, 1900, Ike LASKY, beloved husband of Sarah LASKY, father of Jesse and Blanche LASKY, son of Mrs. Minnie LASKY, and brother of Mark LASKY, Mrs. Laura SCHWARTZE of Los Angeles, Mrs. H. ARMER and Mrs. Emil ALKUS, a native of California, aged 43 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 15 Feb 1900. Contact: Barb Lasky barblasky@yahoo.com\

"LASKY--In this city, September 16, 1902, Levy LASKY, beloved husband of Betsy LASKY, and father of Michael C., Samuel W., Benjamin E., Harry, Joseph, Sarah and Minnie LASKY and Mrs. Jacob HANAK, a native of Poland, aged 71 years and 5 months.  Interment Salem Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 18 Sept 1902.  Contact: Barb Lasky barblasky@yahoo.com

"LASSALLE--In this city, May 5, at 2 o'clock a.m., Joseph, beloved husband of Bathilde LASSALLE, a native of France, aged 35 years. Friends and acquaintances are repsectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, 132 Geary street." Source: San Francisco Call, 7 May 1887, p. 8.
"LASSANS--In this city, December 27, Nicholas LASSANS, beloved husband of Bridget LASSANS, a native of Belgium, aged 61 years, 1 month and 14 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-MORROW, (Wednesday), at 12:30 o'clock P.M., from his late residence, Spring Valley Homestead, between St. Mary's College and Five-mile House." Source: San Francisco Call, 28 Dec 1880 p.4. Transcribed by Martha Richards.


"LATHAM--DIED - in San Francisco, June 25th, Josephine LATHAM, aged 1 year, 7 months." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 30 June 1864. Transcribed by Dee Sardoch.
"LATHROP--Died at Burke, May 10, Agnes E., beloved wife of R.P. LATHROP, a native of California, aged 49 years, 6 months. […at Burke’s sanitarium. For the past 2 years she has been a helpless invalid…An affectionate wife and mother…her unostentatious generosity and charity and her patience and consideration towards others…She leaves a husband, R.P. LATHROP; a son, Arthur P. LATHROP; a daughter, Miss Lottie LATHROP; and a sister, Miss Minnie SMITH…The funeral took place yesterday from the Odd Fellows’ Columbarium, San Francisco…]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 13 May 1904. Transcribed by Dee.
"LATHROP--At Hollister, Oct. 3, Alice M., beloved wife of R.P. LATHROP, native of Ohio, aged 41 years. [Asleep in the Home Eternal -- The last solemn offices of tender love and high esteem was tendered yesterday afternoon by a bereaved husband and family and a large following of friends, marking the final tribute of respect to the memory of Alice HOWE LATHROP, whose untimely death has left a gloom of sorrow over the entire community. The services were conducted by the Rev. Joseph FALCONER from the Presbyterian Church, of which religious denomination deceased has been a member since early womanhood…A long cortege followed the remains to the IOOF cemetery, where they were interred… Alice HOWE LATHROP was a native of Ohio, aged 41 years. She came here a bride and a stranger less than 4 months ago, but such was her charming personality that in that short space of time she made many friends. Many years of her life were devoted to the interests of the fatherless and to the care of the afflicted. For 8 years she had charge of the Presbyterian orphanage at San Anselmo, and for 2 years was president of the Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society in San Francisco, a position she held up to the time of her marriage. She was taken ill less than 10 days ago with stomach trouble. It was thought she was getting better until Sunday when she became suddenly worse, and she was removed to the Hollister sanitarium, where an operation for peritonitis was performed Monday evening. From this she rallied and hopes for her recovery were entertained, but early Tuesday morning her condition became serious and from that hour her decline was rapid…She was married to R.P. LATHROP in San Francisco, June 15, 1905 and their married life was full of promise…]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 6 Oct 1905. Transcribed by Dee.
"LATHROP--Died at San Francisco, Mar. 6, 1889, Ruth LATHROP, eldest daughter of Walter and Virginia TURNBULL, formerly of Healdsburg, 20y." Source: Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, CA), 9 Mar 1889. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"LATHROP--Died in San Francisco, Mar. 6, 1889, Ruth LATHROP , eldest daughter of Walter and Virginia TURNBULL, aged 20y." [Transcriber's note: Can't tell if LATHROP is middle name or married name.] Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 16 March 1889. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"LATTERMAN--In the City and County Hospital, January 16, Thomas LATTERMAN, a native of England, aged 64 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 18 Jan 1870.
"LaTOUR--In this city, May 16, 1936, Helene LaTOUR." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 18 May, 1936.
"LATTA--CONVICTED--Ezekiel BULLOCK has been convicted of murder in the 2nd degree, for the killing of Thomas LATTA, in Sacramento, on the 9th of June last. The 'Bee' says that during the entire trial of BULLOCK, his wife has been by his side watching with great anxiety each phase of the case, often turning upon him a pair of sorrowful eyes and a pale, care-worn countenance. As he was leaving the court room on the day of his conviction, she forgot, for a moment, everything else but her affection for the once happy husband of her heart, and falling upon his neck, sobbed in the most heart-breaking manner, until forcibly removed. During the night session, BULLOCK held in his arms a little curly-headed child about 4 years old. The jury in the case of RITCHIE, for the killing of CORBETT, a shot time since, in San Francisco, returned a verdict of murder in the 2nd degree. The penalty affixed by the law to the crime of murder in the 2nd degree is imprisonment in the State Prison for a term not less than 10 years, but extending during life, at the discretion of the Court." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 26 Oct 1857. Transcribed by Dee.
"LAUMEISTER--Charles T., 38 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 26 March 1891. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"LAUNDRY--In Oroville, Dec 13th, Chas. LAUNDRY, aged 50 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 21 Dec 1865.
"LAUREN--LAUREN, Marie Louise." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 June 1892. Transcribed by Joyce.
"LAURENCE--Ellen Theresa." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 28 March 1891.
"LAURENCE-- In Haywards, September 28, 1897, Mary, beloved wife of William LAURENCE, and mother of Mrs. Jennie CUSTER and John and Maud LAURENCE, a native of Cornwall, England, aged 64 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 29 September 1897, p. 3. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"LAUX--In this city, April 3, Adam, beloved husband of Elizabeth LAUX and father of Leonard and John LAUX, a native of Eschbach, Rheinpfaiz, German, aged 54 years. (Haywards, California, papers please copy)." Source: Daily Alta California, 6 April 1891. Transcribed by Carolyn Feroben.
"LAVALLE--L.P. 54 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 26 March 1891. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"LAVANGY--In the City and County Hospital, June 15th, Charles LAVANGY, a native of Nova Scotia, aged 49 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 June 1875.
"LAVENSON--In this city, February 28, infant son of Mrs. and Mr. A.S. LAVENSON." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 25 Feb 1895.
"LAVIGNINO--San Juan News -- Victor LAVIGNINO, son of Lorenzo LAVIGNINO of San Juan, died at the residence of his sister in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 3rd, of quick consumption, at the age of 24 years. His brother, who preceded him to the tomb 2 years ago, a victim of the same disease, and was buried here, was disinterred Sunday and removed to San Francisco. The 2 brothers now rest side by side in Holy Cross Cemetery, near that city. Mr. & Mrs. LAVIGNINO have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavements. A singular coincidence is that both brothers died at exactly the same age." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co, CA), 16 Oct 1891. Transcribed by Dee.
"LAVIN--Dispatch from San Francisco Aug. 8--The case of Michael FRAUSER, of Alameda county, indicted and committed to jail on a charge of the murder of Frank LAVIN, whose son he caught stealing his chickens, was heard on habeas corpus by Judge WALLACE of the Supreme Court and a motion to admit to bail taken under advisement." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 9 Aug 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"LAW--San Francisco, March 17 - May LAW, 4 years, 9 months and 24 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 20 March 1876. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LAWDEN--In City and County Hospital, 7/28/1864, Thomas LAWDEN, born Northern Ireland, aged 52. Source: Daily Alta California, 29 July 1864. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"LAWLER--In this city, December 12, 1887, Lizzie B. LAWLER, beloved wife of M.H. LAWLER, a native of Queens County, Ireland, aged 40 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Wednesday) at 8:30 o'clock a.m., from her late residence, 411 Fifth Street; thence to St. Rose's Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o'clock a.m. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 14 Dec 1887, page 8. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"LAWLER---In this city, Aug. 29, 1942, Milton, dearly beloved son of Martin J. and the late Clara LAWLER, brother of Daniel LAWLER. A member of Guadelupe Parlor No. 231, N. S. G. W. Funeral Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1942, at 9 a.m. from Valente, Marini, Perata Co., 4840 Mission St., thence to Corpus Christi Church. Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 Aug 1942, Page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"LAWLER--Rose - Miss Rose LAWLER was run down and killed by a Southern Pacific train at the crossing of Seventeenth and Harrison Streets Sunday morning [14 Jan 1900]. She was returning from church, and being nearsighted, did not see the approaching cars. She was on the track when the whistle sounded, but became confused and stepped in front of the engine. Her body was horribly mangled." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Jan 1900. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.


"LAWLER--In Oakland, March 8th, Thomas, dearly beloved husband of Edna LAWLER and devoted father of Ruben, Geunita, Thomas and Hazel LAWLER, a native of County Wicklow, Ireland, aged 45 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Tuesday), at 9 a.m. from his late residence, 280 Whitmore street, thence to Sacred Heart Church, Fortieth and Grove streets, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30 a.m. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 March, 1908. Transcribed by Joyce.
"LAWLER--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, Oct. 27 - The following are the casualties by the Sophie McLane explosion: Wm. LAWLER, Killed..." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 28 Oct 1864. Transcribed by Dee.
"LAWLESS, Edward, 52 yrs." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 May 1893, page 7.
"LAWLESS--In this city, February 27th, Ellen Elizabeth, youngest daughter of John and Bridget LAWLESS, a native of San Francisco, aged 4 years and 5 mos. (Dearest Ella, you have left us and we trust that in Heaven you will remember the beloved ones you have left behind.) 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, 240 Green street, near Montgomery." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 March 1874.
"LAWLOR--In this city, July 17, Ellen Elizabeth LAWLOR, only daughter of Patrick and Maria LAWLOR, a native of this city, aged 2 years, 7 months and 13 days. (New York City and Palmyra papers please copy). Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this Sunday at 2 1/2 o'clock from the residence of the parents, Sumner Street between Howard and Folsom." Source: San Francisco Call, 19 July 1868, page 3. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"LAWLOR--In this city, May 29, Ellen Maria, beloved wife of the late Peter H. LAWLOR, and mother of Peter H. and Nellie M. LAWLOR, a native of the parish of Ballyhague, County Kerry, Ireland, aged 52 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Saturday), at 9:30 o'clock A.M., from her late residence, No. 622 ½ Ellis street; thence to St. Mary's Cathedral, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 10 o'clock A.M. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 7. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"LAWLOR--In this city, September 2, 1883, Thomas Morfew LAWLOR, beloved son of John and Mary LAWLOR, aged 3 years, 1 month and 6 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Tuesday), at 2:30 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, No. 540 Folsom Street." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 3 Sept 1883, page 4. Transcribed by Carolyn.
"LAWRENCE--In this city, January 15, Charles Allen LAWRENCE, a native of Michigan, aged 62 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Sunday), at 2 o'clock, from the parlors of the United Undertakers, 27 and 29 Fifth street. Interment, Masonic Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 Jan 1892, p. 7.
"LAWRENCE: 'Eva LAWRENCE, Club Woman Dies At 78.' An active Los Gatos clubwoman, Mrs. Eva A. LAWRENCE, 78, died monday in a Los Gatos rest home after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Place Funeral Home under the auspices of Zenetta Council 156, Degree of Pocahontas. Mrs. LAWRENCE was a member of Los Gatos War Mothers, Grandmothers Club, Zenetta Council, YLI, American Legion Auxillary, Live Long and Like It Club, and St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was past Pocahontas president. Mrs. LAWRENCE; who was born in San Francisco, moved to this area as a young girl. With her father, the late Joseph J. BAMBER, she settled on a ranch now bisected by the Santa Cruz highway at the summit. BAMBER operated an express business between San Francisco and Los Gatos. Mrs. LAWRENCEmoved to 322 University avenue with her late husband, Harry LAWRENCE, in 1917. LAWRENCE died in 1939. He operated a construction business. Surviving Mrs. LAWRENCE are three daughters, Mrs. Mary V. BAKER of Los Gatos, Mrs. Marguerite YERXA of San Leandro and Mrs. Ida WEGNER of Palo Alto, and a son, Harry D. LAWRENCE of San Jose, as well as two grandchildren." Source: Los Gatos Times-Saratoga Observer, 7 May 1957. Contact: Ken Davis kendavis@sbcglobal.com
"LAWRENCE--In San Jose on January 9, 1981, Mr. Harry D. LAWRENCE. Loving brother of Marguerite YERXA of San Leandro. Dear uncle of Donna WEGNER of Palo Alto and Lawren ALBIZO of Fremont. A native of Skyland, Ca., aged 79 years. Friends are invited to attend memorial services Tuesday, January 13, 1981 at 10:30 a.m. from Oak Hill Funeral Home's Drawing Room Chapel, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose. Private interment. Contributions preferred to The American Society." Source: San Jose Mercury, 12 Jan 1981. Contact: Ken Davis kendavis@sbcglobal.com
"LAWRENCE--In New York, Dec. 2d, Mrs. Sarah LAWRENCE, mother of George S. LAWRENCE of San Francisco, aged 74 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 8 Dec 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LAWRIE--In this city, August 20, Jane, daughter of James and Mary LAWRIE, aged 8 months and 18 days. Friends, and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, THIS (Friday) AFTERNOON, AT 2 o'clock, from No. 4 Haywood street, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, Fri 21 Aug 1868. Transcribed by Linda McDowell.
"LAWS--In this city, Sophie, infant daughter of John and Emma LAWS, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 years and 2 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Friday), at 2 1/2 o'clock P.M., from the residence of the parents, No. 1515 Ellis street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 24 Oct 1879, p. 4.
"LAWSON--MISS LAWSON'S DYING STATEMENT--It will be remembered that on the day of the post-mortem examination of Miss LAWSON, in San Francisco, the Coroner ordered a jury to be summoned in order to insure himself against censure in the event of the circumstances of the case receiving publicity. It has now been discovered that the majority of the thirteen jurors are mythical personages. The Examiner publishes the girl's dying statement, signed in the presence of Dr. WARD, which reads: SAN FRANCISCO, September 3, 1886 -- 'I make this statement under the belief that I cannot live, and I solemnly say that George OSBOURNE, of the Alcazar Theater, forcibly had sexual connection with me against my will and by compulsion. The violation occurred in the Alcazar Theater, in this city, the second week of July. On Wednesday, the 1st day of September, 1886, I went alone to the office of Dr. JOSSCLYN, of Sutter street, above Kearney.' The remainder of the statement describes how the criminal and fatal operation was performed. Great interest is taken in the case. The inquest will be held on Monday next." Source: The Daily Bee (Sacramento, CA), 10 Sept 1886. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LAWSON--January 10, 1874 - Charles LAWSON discovered dead in his room at San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LAWTON--The remains of the Rev. Father LAWTON, who died Saturday morning, lay in state at St. Mary's Cathedral yesterday and were interred this morning." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 14 Feb 1865. Transcribed by Dee.
"LAWTON--In this city, January 21, Harry beloved husband of Annie LAWTON aged 50 years. Friends of the family and those of the widow’s sisters and brother, Mrs. MAHADY, Maggie and Thomas KENNEDY, and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Saturday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from his late residence, 427 Shipley street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 23 Jan 1886. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"LAWTON--In San Francisco, May 13th, Henry T., son of Gardner T. and Mary A. LAWTON, aged 3 years and 6 months." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 15 May 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LAY--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Oct. 15 -- Thomas LAY, of Copperopolis, was run over and killed yesterday morning by the San Jose Railroad cars." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 16 Oct 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"LAY--HORRIBLE DEATH -- Thomas LAY, who was recently employed at Copperopolis, and was widely known in some parts of this county, met with a most horrible death in San Francisco on Sunday morning last, about 2 o'clock. It appears that deceased had been stopping with a brother in that city for some days, and the evening before his death had been drinking freely, from the effects of which he fell or was induced to lie down upon the track of the San Jose Railroad, on Brannan street, between 4th & 5th. The 'Alta' says that at the hour named above, the freight train was backing into town, when it was discovered that there was something under the brake boxes, and the train was stopped. The object proved to be the body of a man, crushed into a shapeless and unrecognizable mass -- an object terrible to look upon, and altogether indescribable. So terribly disfigured was the body, that by the clothing only was its identity discovered. Deceased was about 48 years of age."  Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 17 Oct 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"LAYNER--January 25, 1874 - Chas. A. LAYNER committed suicide in San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LAYTON--In this city, June 7, 1942, Walter B. LAYTON, Sr., beloved husband of Hannah M. LAYTON, loving father of Walter B., Jr., Francis G. and Emma Rose S. LAYTON. A member of Presidio Lodge No. 354 F.&A.M. (Reno, Nevada papers please copy.) Funeral - Mortuary of Halsted & Co." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 June 1942, p.13. Transcribed by Dee.
"LAZAR--In this city, December 31, Julia LAZAR, daughter of Emanuel and Caroline LAZAR, aged 4 years and 4 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectrully invited to attend the funeral, this Friday morning , at 10 o'clock, from the resident of the parents, 629 Green Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 Jan 1869, p.1. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.


"LAZZELLE--SUICIDE of a COURTESAN -- Sacramento 'Register'--A young courtesan named Lizzie LAZZELLE, committed suicide Sunday afternoon about 4 o'clock by taking laudanum. It appears that she had been living with a man for the past 2 years, and had become very much attached to him, but for some time past he has been rather remiss in his attentions, and finally deserted her entirely. Failing to win him back it weighed heavily upon her mind, and she determined to end her sorrows effectually by ending her existence. On Sunday afternoon she procured a bottle of laudanum containing about 3 ounces and swallowed about half of it. She has been living for some time past in the house kept by Mary TURNBULL, on Third st., between J and K sts. A short time after she had taken the dose she informed one of the women in the house of the fact, and the latter hastened to procure medical assistance. Drs. LOGAN and MORSE were called in as soon as possible and rendered every assistance to save the poor girl's life, but the poison had well nigh done its fatal work. She lingered until yesterday morning at 5 o'clock, when she expired. This is the same girl about whom so much was said in the newspapers about 2 years since. Her parents then resided in San Francisco, where she became enamored of a circus actor, and ran away with him. After considerable search, she was found in San Jose, where the company were performing, and she was returned to her parents. Subsequently she left them again and came to this city [Sacramento], where she gave birth of a child. She was afterwards taken home again, but remained only a short time, when she returned to this city, and has been living in the house aforesaid for purposes of prostitution. She was very small, of good figure, and a mild, pleasing face, and looked really younger than she was. It is a very sad history of a brief career. The verdict of the Coroner's Jury was voluntary suicide, in accordance with the above facts." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 1 May 1859. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEACH--In Grass Valley, January 29, 1894, Charles Willis LEACH of Arizona, aged 54 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services this day (Friday) at 2 o'clock p.m. at the residence of Mrs. M.J. GOODFELLOW, 1353 Webster street, Oakland. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Feb 1894, p. 10.
"LEACH-At Benicia Barracks, Nov. 3d, Chauncey B. LEACH, Sergeant Co. H. Sixth Regiment, C.V., aged 38 years, formerly of Tuolumne county, a native of New Hampshire." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 9 Nov 1865.
"LEACH--JAS. W. LEACH died in San Francisco on Friday night of lockjaw, caused by amputation of the thumb some 2 or 3 weeks previously. Deceased was a native of Westport, Maine, and 29 years of age." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 29 Jan 1868. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEACH--In Minerville, Sierra county, July 23d, the infant son of F. LEACH." Source: Daily Alta California, 8 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"LEADS Boy Accidentally Killed -- A boy named J.P. LEADS, 15 years old, was instantly killed on the Brannan street bridge, San Francisco. He and a boy named Emanuel SHERMAN were going on a hunting excursion, when the gun in young SHERMAN's hands accidentally went off, and the whole charge entered the neck of LEADS, killing him instantly." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, Sunday, 9 Jan 1859. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEAHY--In this city, December 27, Edward J., beloved son of James and Bridget LEAHY, aged 6 months and 19 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY, (Tuesday), at 2:30 o'clock P.M., from No. 633 [683?] Fulton street." Source: San Francisco Call, 28 Dec 1880 p.4. Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"LEAHY--In this city, June 30, 1895, Kate, dearly beloved wife of Frank, and mother of Frank W. LEAHY, a native of County Cork, Ireland, aged 41 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8:30 o'clock a.m., from the parlors of the Pacific Undertakers, [???] Mission street, thence to St. Brendan's Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing [???]. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 July 1895, p. 11.
"LEAL--In this city, Anne, loving wife of Lucio LEAL, mother of Eva CAPELS; a native of California. Inurnment was held at Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland. (Joseph Hagan & Sons, Directors.)" Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 Apr 1948.
"LEARNED--In Oakland, December 13, Edward A. LEARNED, father of George LEARNED and Mrs. Ella DELAVERGNE, a native of Massachusetts, aged 75 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 December 1902, p. 6. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"LEARY--James LEARY, an 8 year old boy was run over and killed by a light wagon driven by a man named O'BRIEN on Howard Street, near Third, San Francisco, yesterday evening. The wheels of the vehicle passed over the lad's body, breaking his arms and crushing his chest. He lived but a short time after he had been taken to the Harbor Receiving Hospital." Source: Sacramento Bee, 14 Nov 1900. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"LEAVE--Christian LEAVE shot himself by the grave of his wife, at Lone Mountain, sometime today, his body being found about half past 3 o'clock this afternoon. His wife had been dead sometime, but her loss appears to have permanently affected his mind. He was 52 years of age and leaves a grown up son, and a daughter who was married to the late Rev. Mr. MOOSHAKE. He left no letters or anything to show any premeditation of the act. He place a derringer to his forehead and evidently died instantly. This is the 3rd suicide by shooting within a week in San Francisco." Source: Stockton Daily Independent(Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 2 Feb 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEAVENWORTH--The 'Golden Gate' was burned to the water's edge near Manzanillo, on July 27th. She sailed from San Francisco, July 21st and had on board, when she left, 232 passengers, and a crew of 96. [Among the Second Cabin passengers] the lost are: Mrs. LEAVENWORTH and child." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"LEAVENWORTH--At Sonoma, on the 1st inst., Jas D. LEAVENWORTH, aged [20?] years." Source: Daily Alta California, 5 April 1856.
"LEAVER--In this city, September 18, Elisabeth Ann, dearly beloved wife of Henry LEAVER and devoted mother of Mrs. J.H. ZABRISKIE, and Lillie, Mabel, Charles and Frank LEAVER, a native of Massachusetts, aged 52 years, 6 months and 21 days. Friends and acqaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Friday) at -- o'clock a.m. [no time given] from her late residence, 3012 1/2 Larkin street; thence to St. Brigid's Church for services at -- o'clock a.m. [no time given]. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, by carriage." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Sept 1907, p. 6. Contact: Lee Neilsen, Rt 1 Box 1338, Roosevelt, Utah 84066 lloydi@ubtanet.com
"LEAVER--In Alameda, January 11,1913, Henry, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth LEAVER (HORROCKS) and loving father of Charles, Frank and Mabel LEAVER, Mrs. T. SUTTON, and Mrs. J. H. ZABRISKIE, a native of England aged 60 years 1 month and 4 days. The funeral will take place tomorrow (Monday) at 1:30 oclock p.m. from the parlors of the United Undertakers 2606 Howard Street near Twenty Second Street. Interment private, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 12 Jan 1913. Contact: Lee Neilsen, Rt 1 Box 1338, Roosevelt, Utah 84066 lloydi@ubtanet.com
"LEAVITT--At Loyalton, twin sons of G.P. and Emeline? LEAVITT, one aged 19 days, the other 29 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 11 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"LeBLANC--In this city, January 21 [1912], at the City and County Hospital, Harry LeBLANC, a native of South America, aged 51 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Jan 1912. Transcribed by Nancy Pfaff.
"LECKOWITZ--In this city, February 24, Betato LECKOWITZ, a native of Germany, aged 64 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 26 Feb 1895.



"LeCLAIR--In San Francisco, July 13, 1977, John A. LeCLAIR, loving brother of June CHEEK and Alfred LeCLAIR, beloved uncle of Kathleen DIXON, Reese RICHARDSON, Janice McDONNELL and Robert RICHARDSON, sorely missed grand uncle of 16 nieces and nephews, two great grand nieces and nephews, aged 58 years, a veteran of WWII.  Friends may attend the funeral services 1 p.m., Friday (today) July 15 at Anderson's, Valentia St., at 25th St.  Interment private.  Anderson's Funeral Parlors  Visitor Parking." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, July 15, 1977. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"LECORNEC--In this city, March 9, John LECORNEC, late of Millbrae, beloved husband of Suzie LECORNEC, a native of France, aged 46 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Sunday), at 1:30 o'clock, from the parlors of the J. S. GODEAU, 305 Montgomery avenue; hence to Alcazar building, 120 O'Farrell street. Interment, Cypress Lawn Cemetery. Court Acme -- The Members f Court Acme, No. 51, F. of A., are hereby notified to meet in their hall, 120 O'Farrell street, Alcazar building, this day (Sunday) at 1:30 o'clock, to attend the funeral of our late brother, John LECORNEC. By the order of J. W. SIEVERS, Chief Ranger. W. A. SAMUEL, Financial Secretary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1899, p. 30. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"LEDDERMAN--Interment in San Francisco, April 19, G.F. LEDDERMAN, Germany, 15." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"LEDDY--In San Jose, June 30, 1895, John Joseph LEDDY, a native of San Jose, aged 26 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 2 July 1895, p. 13.
"LEDERER--In this city, December 30, 1898, George M., beloved husband of Clara, and father of Corinne and Dolly LEDERER, a native of New York, aged 52 years. (New York papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 9:45 o'clock a.m., from his late residence, 1612 Scott street. Interment, Home of Peace Cemetery, by 11:30 a.m. train from Third and Townsend streets." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 31 Dec 1898.


"LEE--DIED of her WOUND -- Agnes LEE, the mulattress, shot by her husband, Alfred LEE, in San Francisco, has died from her wound." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 17 July 1859. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEE--Albert LEE, a negro, convicted of the murder of his wife in San Francisco, has been sentenced to be hung on the 6th of January." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 21 Nov 1859. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEE--DROWNED at CAMPO SECO - Mokelumne Hill, June 10 -- Dr. LEE of Campo Seco and TOMMORO, Superintendent of the Campo Seco quartz mine from San Francisco, were both drowned Saturday evening while bathing in the reservoir, by the swamping of their boat. The bodies were not found until 2 p.m. Sunday." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (San Joaquin Co., CA) 11 June 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEE--FRANK LEE DEAD - Well-known Chico resident a Victim of Pneumonia - Chico (Butte Co) February 10 - Frank LEE, one of the popular men of Chico, where he spent practically all of his life, died Sunday noon of pneumonia, with which he was stricken Wednesday of last week. He was part owner of the Cabinet Saloon (SIMMS & LEE) and a popular lodgeman. his sudden death caused much regret. He leaves a wife, two small children, and a step-daughter, Miss Mable PARKER; also two brothers - Edward LEE of San Francisco, and Charles LEE, empolyed by the Northern Electric in the Chico car shops, and one sister, Mrs. ESTRADO of Sacramento. He was a member of the F.O.E.F. of A., I.O.R.M., and Engine Company No.2 of the Fire Department. He was aged 42 years. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock." Source: Sacramento Bee, 12 Feb 1908. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LEE--Dispatch from San Francisco, April 2 -- John LEE, who arrived in town from Southern California on Saturday, died suddenly on the steamer Orizaba just after her arrival." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 3 April 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEE--Mrs. Julia A. LEE, a practicing physician of Healdsburg, died suddenly at San Francisco, Sunday morning. She had been suffering for some time with a disease of the spine and had been in San Francisco about a week under medical treatment. She was respected in Healdsburg as a physician and a lady." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 22 Jan 1887. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.


"LEE--San Francisco, March - Dr. M.W. LEE." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 4 March 1876. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"LEE--In this city, Dec 2d, Robert P. LEE, a native of Newport, R.I., aged 42 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 4 Dec 1865.
"LEE--In this city, October 21, Sophia Jane LEE, wife of E.P. LEE and mother of Mrs. Leonard GEORGES, aged 48 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today at 2 o'clock PM from her late residence, 303 Polk Street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 23, Oct 1884, p.4. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"LEE--In the City and County Hospital, January 14, Susan LEE, a native of England, aged 36 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 12 Jan 1870.
"LEE--In this city, November 18, 1916, Willie Edger, dearly beloved son of Joseph E. and Sussie B. LEE, and brother of Myrtle N. LEE, a native of Fresno, Cal, aged 24 years." Source: Daily San Francisco Call & Post, 20 Nov 1916, p. 14.
"LEEK--Died at San Francisco, Jan. 28, 1889, Mrs. Josephine LEEK, formerly of Santa Rosa, 57y." Source: Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, CA, 2 Feb 1889. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"LEEK--Died in San Francisco, Jan. 28, 1889, Mrs. Josephine LEEK, formerly of Santa Rosa, aged 57y." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 2 Feb 1889. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"LEEPER--In this city, March 31, Basil Irvin LEEPER, a native of Irving, Alameda County, aged 5 years, 7 months and 14 days." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 1 Apr 1891.


"LEESE--**Death of Jacob P. LEESE --Jacob P. LEESE, one of the oldest American residents of the state, and for many years a prominent actor in public affairs, died in San Francisco last Monday, at the advanced aged of 82 years, 6 months and 19 days. A portion of his life was spent in Monterey county, and local interest attaches to him from the fact that at one time he owned the SAUSAL ranch, upon which the principal part of Salinas now stands. He was a native of Ohio, but while on a business trip down the Mississippi, he fell in at Memphis with a party organized for hunting and trapping. In what is now New Mexico, he joined a party for California, arriving in the state, December 24, 1833. In 1837 he married Miss Rosalie VALLEJO, sister of M.G. VALLEJO. Seven children survive the union: Jacob R. LEESE, postmaster at Monterey, David LEESE, farmer on San Bernabe ranch, Luis LEESE who is now in Mexico, Mrs. A. ABREGO, Mrs. Rosana KELLARD and the Misses Rosalie and Pomposa LEESE. Mr. LEESE erected the first house built in San Francisco. He accumulated several fortunes, but, like his brother-in-law, General VALLEJO, was generous to a fault. He was a magnificent specimen of manhood and had the happy faculty of attaching to himself warm friends wherever he lived." Source: Salinas Weekly Index, 4 Feb 1892, p. 3. Transcribed by Dee.

"LEESE--Died, in this city, at half-past 7 o'clock on the morning of the 22d September, ROSALIA DOMETILDE LEESE, at the house of her father, Mr. J. P. LEESE, in the midst of her family and surrounded by affectionate friends, her spirit passed quietly and solemnly from time to eternity! Roselia Dometilde was born at Yerba Buena on the 15th of April, 1838. She was perhaps the first human being who 'came into this breathing world' on the spot where now stands the proud city of San Francisco. Death is always a solemn messenger, but the chamber which he visits is dreadfully so when that 'blind foe' of all that is human enters the domestic circle and seizes on one of its members, clothed in guileless beauty, whose innocence, virtue and worth claim not only the sacred and tender care of fond parents, but the care of all who knew her. The deep sorrow of this mourning family finds a responsive feeling in the hearts of the whole community, who, too, sorrow for the loss of this fair and gentle child, who but but [sic] a few brief days ago rejoiced the goal of earth--the starting place from which God hath called her joyful spirit, to share its heritage in a purer and brighter world than this. Monterey, September 27th, 1851." Source: Daily Alta California (San Francisco), 30 Sept 1851, p. 2. 
"LEESE--Death of Mrs. Jacob P. LEESE -- Mrs. Rosalia LEESE, wife of Jacob P. LEESE, died at her home in Monterey on Wednesday of last week, aged 78 years. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon and was attended by a large concourse of people. Mrs. LEESE was married to Jacob P. LEESE, then a merchant in Yerba Buena (San Francisco), on April 7, 1837, and on April 15th, 1838, a daughter was born to them, Rosalia, since deceased, who was the first child born in Yerba Buena. Eight children were born to them, 7 of whom are now living, including J.R. LEESE, postmaster at Monterey, and David LEESE, of Kings City. A number of years ago a separation was agreed to between Mr. & Mrs. LESSE, and since then she has lived in the old home at Monterey with her children, while LEESE drifted away to South America and other countries, finally returning about 3 years ago and now residing in San Francisco. The deceased was greatly beloved for her many excellent traits of character. She was a sister of Gen. VALLEJO." Source: The Salinas Weekly Index, 8 Aug 1889. Transcribed by Dee.
"LE FEBRE--In this city, February 3, Mrs. Mary D. LE FEBRE, a native of Maine, aged 65 years. Funeral will take place tomorrow, Sunday, at 1 o'clock, from the residence of her niece, Mrs. Win. G. BURKE, 126 Eighteenth Street, between Howard and Shotwell." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 Feb 1888. Transcribed by Sylvia.
"LEFEVRE--SUICIDE -- A man by name of LEFEVRE, a native of France, committed suicide in San Francisco on Friday by hanging himself in a loft. The deceased was destitute of friends or means, and received the consent of the proprietor of the old frame building to sleep in the loft, where he was found dead. He committed the fatal act by tying a piece of rope to a board which he laid across the stair-case, and fastening the other end to his neck, he dropped himself down. He was quite dead when discovered." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 27 Dec 1857; Pt. 2 of 2. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEFFINGWELL--In this city, August 25, William LEFFINGWELL, a native of Ohio, aged 61 years 9 months and 21 days. [New York City papers please copy.] Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Saturday), at 1 o’clock p.m., from St. John’s Church, Post street, between Mason and Taylor streets." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 27 Aug 1881. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"LEFTWICH--In this city, June 2, 1891, Jane LEFTWICH, beloved mother of Mrs. W.R. KING, Mrs. C.L. FITZPATRICK and Mrs. C.C. GRISWOLD, aged 78 years, 8 months and 12 days. (Virginia City Nev papers please copy.) Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Saturday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, 2414 Polk street. Interment I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 6 June 1891.
"LEGAY--LEGAY, Auguste-67 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Sept 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.
"LEGGE--Died in San Francisco, Oct. 1, 1870, Katie, only child of Robert and the late Katie C. LEGGE, aged 5m 21d." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 6 Oct 1870. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"LEGGE, John W." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 28 Jan 1894, p. 20.
"LeGUY--In Paris, France, October 17, Cordelia E., wife of Charles LeGUY." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 10 Nov 1904.
"LEHAN--In this city, June 18, Michael S., beloved husband of Elizabeth LEHAN, and father of Josephine and May LEHAN, a native of Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland, aged 65 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Thursday), at 8:30 a.m., from his late residence, 1806 Howard street, thence to St. Charles Borromeo Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 o'clock a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 June 1901, p.6. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"LEHMAN--In this city, June 17, Nora, beloved wife of James L. LEHMAN and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip TRAU, a native of Iowa." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 June 1902, page 6.
"LEHRKE--In this city, March 29, Mrs. L. LEHRKE, a native of Germany, aged [3_?] years and 1 month. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Tuesday), at 1 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, on the Potrero." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 31 Mar 1874.
"LEIDESDORFF--OBITUARY. Died, at his own residence, in this place, at one o'clock, A. M., on the 18th inst., after an illness of seven days, of a fever, WILLIAM A. LEIDESDORFF, ESQ. late U. S. Vice Consul for this port. Having received the consolations of the Catholic religion during his illness, he was buried yesterday, at 3 o'clock, after the appropriate ceremonies, in the Mission Church of Dolores, near San Francisco. One of the largest and most respectable assemblages ever witnessed in this place, followed the deceased from his late residence to the place of interment, and every thing was done on the part of the community to evince its deep feeling for the loss it has sustained. All places of business and public entertainment were closed, the flags of the garrison and the shipping were flying at half mast; and minute guns were discharged from the barracks and the shipping as the procession moved from town. "It is not our intention to comment upon the historical merits of the deceased; a few brief remarks for the aformation of strangers will suffice. Captain LEIDESDORFF was of Danish parentage, but was a native of West Indies, and is supposed to have been about thirty six years of age at the time of his death. He was formerly well known as a merchant captain in the ports of New Orleans and New York, but for the alst seven years he has been in business on this coast where he has gained a high character for integrity, enterprize [sic], and activity. In private life he was social, liberal, and hospitable to an eminent degree, and in his attachments he was warm, cordial and confiding, even tot a fault. As a merchant and a citizen, he was generous, enterprizing [sic] and public spirited, and his name intimately identified with the growth and prosperity of San Francisco. It is no injustice to the living, or demeaning praise for the dead, to say that the town has lost its most valuable resident, and the feeling evinced by the community is an involuntary tribute to his merits as a man and citizen. His energy of character and business enterprizes [sic] have so blended his history with that of San Francisco, that all classes deplore his death as a great public calamity. While many mourn for his various social virtues, in Captain LEIDESDORFF the laboring classes of the community and the poor have lost a munificent patron and a generous friend. "Papers in New York, Philadelphia, and New Orleans are requested to notice." Source: The California Star, San Francisco, 20 May 1848, page 3. 
"LEIGHTON--In Oroville, Oct. 23d, Alice M. LEIGHTON, aged 11 years and 6 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 9 Nov 1865.
"LEIGHTON--In Oakland, Aug. 1, Wm. H. LEIGHTON, of Boston, Mass., aged 36 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 2 Aug 1865.
"LEIS--Charles Joseph, November 22." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Nov 1940, p. 9. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"LEIS, Mattie." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 28 Jan 1894, p. 20.
"LEISER--In this city, June 27, John A., beloved husband of Elisa LEISER, native of Germany, aged 61 years 8 months. The funeral will take place THIS DAY (Sunday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from his late residence, 1021 Union Street. Interment (private) I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Source: The San Francisco Morning Call, 30 June 1889, p.7. Transcribed by Steven Miller.
"LEITCH--In this city, August 15, John LEITCH, a native of County Meath, Ireland, aged 28 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Wednesday), at 10:15 a.m., from St. Mary's Hospital Chapel; thence to the Southern Pacific Rialroad, corner of Fourth and Townsend streets and thence to Menlo Park for interment, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 17 Aug 1881.
"LEITH--In this city, November 3, John, Beloved son of Louisa and the late Donald LEITH, a native of San Francisco, Cal., aged 42 years 3 months and 15 days. A member of California Parlor, No. 1, N.S.G.W." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 Nov 1904.
"LE MAIRE--January 4, 1874 - James LE MAIRE committed suicide in San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LEMIONE--Last nigh a French woman, named Julia Adeline LEMOINE, committed suicide by shooting herself at her room on Dupont street. Some months since, her husband destroyed himself and since that time the woman has been very despondent. She was 62 years old." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 3 Dec 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc. 
"LEMME--Sept 28 Wm LEMME, Germany, 25 years. Interments in San Francisco, for the week ending Oct. 7, 1852. Reported for the Alta California by N. Gray, Sexton and Undertaker, Sacramento St near Dupont." Source: Alta California, 5 March 1852. Transcribed by Kim.
"LEMON--In Oakland, March 10, Elizabeth Jane, beloved wife of the late W. T. LEMON of San Lorenzo, California and devoted mother of Mrs. M. J. LAYNIANCE, Mrs. P.B. BARKER, William M., John, Larkin and Rodie LEMON, aged 76. Interment, San Lorenzo Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1907. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"LEMON--At his residence, on San Bruno road, January 28, John, beloved husband of Elizabeth LEMON, a native of England, aged 54 years...." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 29 Jan 1886.
"LEMPKE--Mrs. Doris, 75 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 25 July 1914.
"LENDRUM--INDICTED for MANSLAUGHTER -- J.W. SARGENT and James MARTIN, the contractors of the work from which the dirt-car was running that caused the death of the late Capt. LENDRUM of San Francisco, were both arrested on Tuesday last and held to answer the charge of manslaughter, in the sum of $5000 bonds for each. The laborer who had charge of the car when it struck Captain LENDRUM's buggy was also held to answer in bonds of $2500. If the accident is proven to have resulted from the gross carelessness of either or all of them, we sincerely hope they may go to the State Prison therefore." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 2 Nov 1861. Transcribed by Dee.
"LENEHAN--In this city, July 1, Patrick LENEHAN, a native of the Town of Galway, County Galway, Ireland, aged 37 years and 11 months. (Galway papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral, to-morrow (Saturday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, 438 Shipley street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 2 July 1875.
"LENHART--'DISMISSED BY DEATH - End of an Unfortunate Charge against J.M. LENHART.' The name of J.M. LENHART was called three times yesterday morning in Department 3 of the Police Court. LENHART was arrested in September on a charge of securing $250 from A.D. Carvill on a note transaction. His friends claimed that he should have been proceeded against by civil action. He was examined on the charges and Judge Joschimsen had set yesterday morning as the time for rendering a decision. "Your Honor," said Prosecuting Attorney Stevens, "the accused is not in the land of the living. He died last night at his home, surrounded by his family." "Well," said the Judge, "that ends all. In his lifetime LENHART was well known to me as an honorable citizen. Mr. Clerk, strike the case from the calendar." LENHART was aged 50 years, lived at 1624 Howard street and was a well-known citizen. The charge was a great blow to him and he was compelled to take morphine to induce sleep. It is supposed that the use of the drug hastened his death. Dr. Newell signed a certificate stating that death was induced by morphine poisoning." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 9 October 1891, p. 4, col 3. Submitted by Alice Raven.
"LENHART-- James M. LENHART, well-known in this city, and for many years Superintendent of the United Carriage Company, died very suddenly on Tuesday night at his residence, 1634 Howard street. Heart disease was the cause. He was a native of Pennsylvania, 56 years of age, and had lived in this city since early in the fifties. His widow and family survive him." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 9 October 1891. Submitted by Alice Raven.
"LENHART--In this city, October 7, 1891, James Madison, dearly beloved husband of Nanno M. LENHART, a native of Pottsville, Pa. aged 56 years, 2 months and 13 days (Pottsville (Pa.) papers please copy.) His friends and acquaintances and the members of Yosemite Lodge, No. 4, United Endowment Associates; also Yosemite Lodge, No. 1930, Knights of Honor; California Council , No. 250, American Legion of Honor, and Argonaut Council, No. 519, Royal Arcanum, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW (Saturday), at 9 o'clock A.M. from his late residence, 1634 Howard street; thence to St. Joseph's Church, Tenth street, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock A.M. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery. GRAND LODGE OFFICERS, UNITED ENDOW-ment Associates. You are requested to attend the funeral of Associate Past Grand Commander, J.M. LENHART from his late residence, 1634 Howard street, TO-MORROW (Saturday) at 9 o'clock A.M. by order of M. COONEY, Grand Commander YOSEMITE LODGE, No. 4, U.E.A. -- Members of this lodge are hereby notified to attend the funeral of our late Associate Past Grand Commander J.M. LENHART, TO-MORROW (Saturday), at 9 o'clock A.M. from his late residence, 1634 Howard street. By order D. CURRY, Commander S.S. MILLER, Secretary. Source: San Francisco Morning Call. Submitted by Alice Raven.
"LENNON, E.J., 45." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Dec 1903.
"LENNON--In this city, July 15, John A., son of Alexander and Mary LENNON, aged 3 months and 12 days." Source: Alta California, 17 July 1879.
"LENNON--In this city, July 5, Mary Margaret, daughter of William J. and the late Margaret A. LENNON, a native of this city, aged 3 mos. and 25 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Sunday), at 2 1/2 o’clock p.m., from 240 Sev...? [copy incomplete]." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 6 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"LENSI--Dispatch from San Francisco, Aug. 31 -- The Captain of the ship S.G. Baker, from Liverpool, reports William BAKER, Thomas LENSI and Manuel CONLEY, sailors, washed overboard and drowned on the trip." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 1 Sept 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"LENT--DEATH of JUDGE LENT -- The Hon. John A. LENT, County Judge of Alameda county, died in San Francisco on Monday, after a protracted and painful illness." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 7 Jan 1863. Transcribed by Dee.


"LENT--January 2d [1863] - John A. LENT, County Judge of Alameda, deceased at San Francisco." Source: The Sacramento Union, 1 Jan 1864. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LENZ--In Victoria B.C., March 3, Jacob LENZ, beloved father of Mrs. Lena COOK, Mrs. Simon LEISER, Mrs. Sophia LEISER, and Moses LENZ, a native of Germany, aged 81 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Friday), at 11:30 o'clock, from Third and Townsend streets. Internment Home of Peace Cemetary. Services will be held in the chapel at the cemetary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Mar 1899, p. 10. Transcribed by Andy Rumer.
LEON--In San Francisco, September 28, 1963, George T. LEON, dearly beloved husband of HenriettaLEON; loving father of Edward LEON; beloved brother of Ralph LEON and Mrs. Grace CROCKER; dear grandfather of Charles and Graham LEON. A native of California; aged 64 years. Private services were conducted at the Chapel of Suhr &Wieboldt, 1465 Valencia near 26th st. Interment, Golden Gate National Cemetery. SUHR & WIEBOLDT - MI 7-3900." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Oct 1963, page 21. Contact: Carol ncweldon@sbcglobal.net


"LEON--In this city, February 25, Margaret LEON, beloved wife of the late George T. LEON, and loving mother of George A. LEON of Fowler, Cal., Mrs. Mary CALLISCH, Mrs. Katie WOODFORD and Edward H. LEON, a native of Ireland, aged 80 years. Friends are repectfully invited to attend the funeral services to-morrow (Saturday), at 2 o'clock p.m. at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Mary CALLISCH, 540 Schrader street. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 26 Feb 1915. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"LEON--In San Francisco, March 1, William LEON, a native of Bermuda, aged 55 years old." Source: Sacramento Bee, 2 March, 1865. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"LEONARD--Mrs. E.A. LEONARD, a lady 29 years of age, the mother of 3 children, died at 11 o'clock last night, from the effects of poison, supposed to have been taken under the influence of insanity. Deceased had been in the Asylum at Stockton some time since." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 13 Apr 1862. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEONARD--Edward E. LEONARD was drowned at Stockton last Saturday evening." Source: Sacramento Daily Record, 26 July 1872, p.2. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"LEONARD--In this city, September 15, 1939, Emma W., beloved daughter of the late James and Mary LEONARD, sister of Thomas J., Elizabeth and Edward W. LEONARD, Mrs. George W. PETERSON, Mother Theresa LEONARD of the Mothers of the Sacred Heart, and the late Mrs. James LARKIN, Mrs. J.P. HULSMAN, Sister Placida and Sister Benedicta of St. Vincent de Paul and James and Michael J. LEONARD; a native of Aptos, Calif. The funeral will take place Monday, September 18, 1939, at 8:30 o'clock a.m. from the Memorial Chapel of Carew & English, Masonic at Golden Gate Ave., thence to St. Cecilia's Church, Seventeenth Ave. and Ulloa, where a requiem mass will be offered for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o'clock. Interment, Santa Cruz." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 Sept 1939. Submitted by Diane Tesene.
"LEONARD--Friends are respectfully invited to attend a month's mind mass to-morrow (Saturday), at 8o'clock, at St. Joseph's Church, Berkeley, for the repose of the soul of the late Margaret LEONARD." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Nov 1898. Transcribed by J. Ireland.
"LEONARD--In this city, July 13, Patrick LEONARD, a native of County Monaghan, Ireland, aged 48 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Friday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from the residence of T. CUNNINGHAM, No. 383 Dolores street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 15 July 1881. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.


"LEPAGE--At rest, in this city, November 19, 1916, Emma Louise LEPAGE, beloved wife of Horace J. LEPAGE and mother of Violet and Louise LEPAGE, and sister of William, Harry, Thomas and George RUTLEDGE and Mrs. Frank MAYBURY, a native of Canada." Source: Daily San Francisco Call & Post, 20 Nov 1916, p. 14.
"LERCARL--LERCARL, Joseph C." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 June 1892. Transcribed by Joyce.
"LERCARI--Dispatch from San Francisco, March 28 -- BRUIZZO, the Italian who murdered Pietro LERCARI in Visitacion Valley, some years since, and was sentenced to the State Prison for life, is lying in a critical condition at San Quentin, from wounds inflicted with a knife by another Italian prisoner in a fight on Friday last." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 29 Mar 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEROY--Oct 2 Gustave LEROY, France, 21. Interments in San Francisco, for the week ending Oct. 7, 1852. Reported for the Alta California by N. Gray, Sexton and Undertaker, Sacramento St near Dupont." Source: Alta California, 5 March 1852. Transcribed by Kim.
"LEROY--Joseph LEROY hung himself at Barras Saloons yesterday." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 16 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEROY--San Francisco, January 16--Indications on the scene soon to be enacted at County jail today in the execution of Wright LEROY were early apparent. Both sides of the street were lined with people at 10 o'clock. At noon, neither pedestrian nor vehicle could pass the human barrier which filled Broadway stret, between Kearney and Montgomery, where the jail s located. Some 600 crowded into the yard. At 12:15, Jerry DRISCOLL, one of the under sherriffs, entered the murders cell, in which were already Father CONNOLLY and Deputy Sherriff Marion WILSON. DRISCOLL read the death warrant, to which LEROY listened attentively, without making remarks. Sherriff HOPKINS entered while the death warrant was being read. The word was given for :silence and hats off". The cell door opened and the doomed man, held up by the arm of Father CONNOLLY emerged. LEROY walked tottering up the few steps leading to the drop. Prayer was said by Father CONNOLLY and LEROY was stationed at his last standing place on earth. He trembled visably and his religious advisor reached out his arm to steady him. Straps were placed on his arms and legs and the rope adjusted. A final pull was given to the noose and the death signal was given. Death ensued in 11 minutes. Wright LEROY murdered Nicholas SKERRETT, a wealthy miser, in August, 1883. He was an exconvict wo received a discharge from prison a few months previous to the murder. He resided, formerly, in Oakland, where he was a very smart and shrewd attorney, but was detected in forging a number of deds to town lots and convicted to San Quentin for seven years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 16, Jan 1885. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"LESSER--In this city, May 30, beloved child of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. LESSER, a native of San Francisco." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 7. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"LESSMAN--LESSMAN, Amelia-62 y." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Sept 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.
"LESTER--In this city, October 12, at 1 o'clock P.M., Cecilia, dearly beloved daughter of John and Mary LESTER, a native of Minneapolis, Minn., aged 11 years, 10 months and 10 days. [Minneapolis and St. Louis papers please copy.] Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TODAY (Thursday), at 8 o'clock A.M., from the residence of the parents, 1409 Folsom street; thence to St. Joseph's Church, where a solomn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o'clock." Source:  San Francisco Morning Call, 14 October 1886, page 4. Transcribed by Kirsten Healy.
"LESTUN--In Sacramento, Sept. 2, Antone LESTUN, aged 45 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 6 Sept 1873.
"LETCHER--At Frenchman's Bar, South Yuba, California, Dec. 10, of [erysipelas?] and fever, Mr. Isaac H. LETCHER, aged 25 years, of M[eu?]mee city, Ohio." Source: Alta California, 5 Jan 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"LETTERMAN--Dispatch from San Francisco, March 15 -- Dr. Jonathan LETTERMAN died in St. Mary's Hospital today. He was about 48 years of age, a native of Pennsylvania and had held many distinguished positions. He was Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac during the war and author of "Medical Recollections of the Army of the Potomac." In this State he had been Coroner of San Francisco and was Surgeon General of the N.G.C., to rank as Colonel on the Staff of Governor HAIGHT, resigning on the inauguration of BOOTH. He was one of the Commissioners of Lunacy at the time of his death and on Friday last he was at the City Hall attending to his duties as such." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 16 Mar 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEVASLER--LEVASLER, Josephine-77 y." Source:San Francisco Examiner, 14 Sept 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.
"LEVEQUE--In this city, August 9, Adolph LEVEQUE, a native of France, aged 65 years." Source: Alta California, 12 Aug 1887.


"LEVI--On board steamer Caroline, from Panama to San Francisco, Aaron LEVI, of New York." Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 22 Nov 1850. Transcribed by John Ireland.

"LEVIN--At Lane Hospital in this city, October 21, Joseph LEVIN, a native of Russia, aged 31 years. Funeral will take place this day (Thursday) at 10 a.m., under the aupices of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society and from headquarters of the Chevra Kadusha, 1641 Webster street, near Sutter." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 23 Oct 1919, p.4. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"LEVINGSTON--Eugene W. LEVY has applied for letters of administration on the $2000 estate of Abraham LEVINGSTON." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 March 1899, p.10. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.


"LEVINGSTON--In this city, January -, 1893, L. J. LEVINGSTON, beloved husband of Leah LEVINGSTON, and father of Mrs. Samuel LESZYNSKY, Mrs. Eugene LEVY, Mrs. F. H. MERZBACH and Jacob, Isaac, Abraham and Benjamin LEVINGSTON, and brother of M. A. LEVINGSTON, a native of Poland aged 64 years." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 26 January 1893, page 8. Transcribed by Elaine Sturdevant.

"LEVINSON--In San Francisco, Nov. 22d, Charlotte L., wife of Louis LEVINSON." Source: Sacramento Bee, 26 Nov 1861. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LEVITT--Died in Petaluma, Aug. 27th, (-------) LEVITT, of San Francisco, aged 36y." Source: The Petaluma Journal and Argus (Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA), 30 Aug 1866. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"LEVITT--In this city, March 5, 1931, Herman, beloved husband of Margaret LEVITT, devoted father of Olga LEVITT, loving son of Jeannette and the late Samuel LEVITT, beloved brother of Mrs. Julius BERGER, Mrs. Joseph MORRIS, Mrs. Isaac FROSS, Morris and Art LEVITT. A member of Bay City Parlor No. 104 N.S. G. W. Funeral services will be held today (Sunday) at 11:30 o'clock a.m. at the mortuary of Halsted & Co., 1123 Sutter st. near Polk. Interment strictly private. Please omit flowers. The Officers and Members of Bay City Parlor No. 104 N.S.G.W are requested to attend the funeral of our late brother, Herman LEVITT, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. By order Thomas R. HAMILTON, President, Max E. LICHT, Secretary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 8 March 1931. Transcribed by Maggee Smith.
"LEVY--In the passing of Alphonse J. LEVY, second son of Rabbi M.S. LEVY, of the congregation Beth Israel, San Francisco,local society will feel a severe loss, none the less poignant in that it came so suddenly. On Monday afternoon, Alphonse J. LEVY, popular, young and good looking, died of an illness of three days at the Waldeck Sanatorium, a victim of appendicitis. On Thursday last, the deceased was taken ill. The night before he had been elected Marshal of Bay City Lodge, N.S.G.W. He had been a member of this society for but seven months. His universal popularity, however, procured for him this signal honor." Source: Sacramento Bee, 9 Jan 1901. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"LEVY--In this city, January 4, Benjamin LEVY, eldest son of Louis and Catherine LEVY, aged 7 1/2 years. Friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the resident of the parents, Bryant Street between Seventh and Eighth." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 Jan 1869, p.2. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.


"LEVY--The funeral of Miss Dina LEVY, the beloved daughter of Henry and Ida LEVY, who died in a San Francisco hospital, early Tuesday morning, from typhoid fever, took place Wednesday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in Salem cemetery. The deceased was just past 16 years of age, a recent graduate of the schools with high honors, a most estimable young lady and leaves a very large circle of friends to mourn her untimely death." Source: Daly City Record, 14 July 1913. Transcribed by jch.
"LEVY--In this city, January 4, Fanny LEVY, aged 35 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, Tuesday at 1 o'clock, from 120 St. Marks Place." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 January 1869, page 2. Transcribed by Sandy Bordelon.
"LEVY--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Oct. 6 - Francis LEVY was arrested last evening upon suspicion of having poisoned his wife, who died suddenly at the Niantic Hotel on last Thursday. A post mortem examination developed the presence of arsenic in her stomach." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 7 Oct 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"LEVY--In this city, February 1, Hyman LEVY, husband of Minna LEVY, father of Mrs. Abe LEVY and Louis and the late Seymour LEVY and grandfather of Morris LEVY, a native of Germany, aged 78 years. (Grass Valley papers, please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services Monday, February 3, at 2 o'clock, at the parlors of the Western Undertaking Company, 1256 Valencia street, between Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth streets. Interment, Hills of Eternity Cemetery, by electric funeral car from Twenty-eighth and Valencia streets." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 3 February 1913, p. 13. Transcribed by jch.
"LEVY--In San Francisco, Calif., September 29, 1939, Jesse H. LEVY, loving brother of Mrs. Adolph HOWARD, Mrs. Stella KRAUSE, Emma and Clara LEVY and the late Emil and Fred LEVY, Mrs. Samuel BROWNSTONE and Mrs. Harriet OPPENHEIMER, loving uncle of Ralph OPPENHEIMER, Herman KRAUSE, Mrs. Henry HIRSCH, Madeline ALTSCHUIER and Eline KRAUSE; a native of San Jose, Calif.; aged 76 years, 4 months, 5 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral today (Sunday), October 1, 1939, at 11:30 o'clock a.m. from the Chapel of Amos O. Williams, Co., East Santa Clara street at Eighth. Interment Home of Peace Cemetery, San Jose." Source: San Jose Mercury Herald, 1 Oct 1939, p. 28.
"LEVY--March 27th [1863] - Mrs. LEVY committed suicide in San Francisco by cutting her throat." Source: The Sacramento Union, 1 Jan 1864. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"LEVY--Died - LEVY -- near Hollister, April 23, 1887, Louis LEVY, aged 26 years and 5 months. [Louis LEVY, one of the proprietors of the Mirror Saloon, of San Francisco, died of consumption, near Hollister, on last Saturday.]" Source: The Hollister Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co., CA), 29 Apr 1887. Transcribed by Dee.

"LEVY--In San Francisco, April 1, 1906, Marks LEVY, husband of the late Jeannette LEVY, father of Mrs. Louis MENDELSOHN, Mrs. Ben WISE, Nathan LEIBLING, and Ruth LEVY, brother of Samuel LEVY, of Keeler, Cal., Mrs. Leon SALOMON, Mrs. S. SINAY, Mrs. Ike LEWIS, Abe J. and Mose LEVY, aged 64 years. Interment, Jewish Cemetery, Sacramento." Source: Sacramento Bee, 2 April 1906, p.5. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.

"LEVY--Max LEVY, a native of Germany, 58 years old, was found dead in his room at 1206 1/2 Turk Street Sunday morning. Death was due to apoplexy." Source: Sacramento Bee, 16, March, 1896. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"LEVY--In this city, December 4, Minnie, youngest child of Aaron and Esther LEVY, a native of French Gulch, Shasta County aged 9 years, 5 months. Funeral today at 2 o'clock from 923 Howard Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 Dec 1875. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"LEVY--Morris - 1 year." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 July 1894, p. 7.
"LEVY--In this city, Sarah, beloved wife of the late M. B. LEVY, a native of Germany, aged 76 years and 9 months. Funeral and interment strictly private." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Nov 1909.
"LEVY--In this city, October 2, 1898, SIMON LEVY, beloved husband of Rosalie LEVY, a native of Germany, aged 66 years. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 3 Oct 1898, page 7. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"LEWIS--Mrs. LEWIS, a mulatto woman, an employee of Pioche & Bayerque, was suffocated in her bed room last night. The house which is on Greenwich street, between Taylor and Jones, caught fire from a candle. The fire was extinguished without much damage, but Mrs. LEWIS was found dead." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 7 Feb 1865. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEWIS--In this city, January 27, 1895, Ann Eliza LEWIS, a native of Vermont, aged 58 years, 7 months and 13 days." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 29 Jan 1895, p. 15. Transcribed by Colleen Norby.
"LEWIS--In this city, January 27, Ann Eliza LEWIS, a native of Vermont, aged 68 years, 7 months and 13 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Tuesday), at 2 o'clock, from the parlors of the Golden Gate Undertaking Company, 2429 Mission street, near Twenty-first. Interment, Odd Fellows cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Jan 1895. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"LEWIS--In the city, Christmas night, 1916, Antoinette LEWIS, wife of Reverend F.B.A. LEWIS, M.D. and mother of Mrs. Frederick L. JOYCE, Mrs. Morris M. BRUCE, and De Laney LEWIS. The burial service was held Dec. 27, privately, with internment in Iona Church Yard, Cypress Lawn Cemetery, the Right Reverend Bishop NICHOLS and the Reverend Edward MORGAN, rector of St. Luke's Church officiating." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 28 Dec 1916, page 4. Contact: JB1393@aol.com
"LEWIS--SKULL FRACTURED--MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co), September 25 - Edgar LEWIS, President of the Lewis Ranch Company, has received the sad intelligence of the death of his 21-year-old son, Clyde, which occurred in San Francisco, the result of the young man being thrown from his bicycle on Thursday last through collision with a Mission Street car. The burial will take place at Watsonville, the former home of the Lewis family. Fracture of the skull was the cause of death. " Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 25 Sept 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LEWIS--In this city, July 16, Henry J. LEWIS, a native of Richmond, Va, aged 60 years and 6 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-morrow (Friday), at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, Haight street, between Webster and Fillmore." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 17 July 1879.
"LEWIS--In Sacramento, Nov 27th, John Q.A. LEWIS, aged 40 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 30 Nov 1865.
"LEWIS--SAN FRANCISCO, April 5th - George LEWIS, a hostler, died this morning from the effects of a kick from a horse, received last Thursday. Deceased was a native of Ireland, aged thirty years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 6 Apr 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"LEWIS--CHILD BURNED to DEATH -- The 'Bulletin' of last evening says: Yesterday morning Rachel LEWIS, a daughter of Edwin C. LEWIS, an insurance solicitor, while playing with some matches in a shed, at the rear of her father's residence, 1,011 Battery street, set her clothes on fire and received injuries from which she died soon after. August WIEDING first discovered her and made every effort to save her. The child was only 4 years old." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 27 July 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"LEWIS--In San Francisco, December 29, 1865, Mrs. Rachel LEWIS, a native of Phildadelphia, Pa. Aged 30 years and 9 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 2 Jan 1866. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"LEWIS--Samuel, 51 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 March 1892, p. 7.
"LEWIS--In this city, October 12, Capt. Thomas LEWIS, of ship - Great Western, of cholera morbus, a native of England, aged 48 years. [New York and Liverpool papers please copy.] Friends and acquaintances, and those of Capt. Thomas YOUNG are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Tuesday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from the residence of Capt. YOUNG, 1800 Stockton street...." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 14 Oct 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"LEYDIEU--In this city, March 21, Lewis LEYDIEU, a native of France, aged 55 years. Friends and acquaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral Tuesday, March 26, at 8:30 o'clock from the partlors of Valente, Marini, Marais & Co., 649 Green street, between Stockton and Powell streets; thence to the French Chruch, Bush street, near Grant Avenue, where mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Mar 1912.
"LEYDON -- In this city, July 12, 1893, Peter, beloved son of Peter and Annie LEYDON, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 years, 4 months and 18 days."  Source:  San Francisco Morning Call, 14 July 1893, page 10.  (Submitter's note:  Correct spelling of last name is LYDON) Contact: Dave Furnanz furnanz@msn.com


"LEYNER--In Oakland, Mary 6, Johanna C., beloved daughter of Christina LEYNER and sister of Mrs. Mary JOHNSON and Augusta LEYNER, a native of San Francisco, aged 19 years, 7 months and 8 days. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Call, 7 May 1887, p. 8.
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