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.

"NICHOLAISON--In this city, March 4, Stina C. NICHOLAISON, beloved sister of H. J. HEIKENS, Mrs. Dr. F. W. von BEULOW, and B. R. HEIKENS, a native of Heligoland, aged 54 years, 2 months and 7 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar 1896. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"NICHOLS--In this city, June 15th, Mrs. Ann Maria NICHOLS, aged 55 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 16 June 1875.
'NICHOLS--In San Francisco, October 8, B.S. NICHOLS, aged 51 years." Source: The Sacramento Bee, 10 Oct 1872. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"NICHOLS--In this city, October 4, 1955, Charles Carpenter Nichols, loving father of Helen Ladd Nichols, loving father of Alan C. and the late Charles Dyer Nichols, loving brother of Henry Drew Nichols and the late Elizabeth MADDEN; aged 85 years. Private services were held Thursday, October 6 at Gray's, Divisadero Street at Post. Memorial remembrances may be made to the Heart Fund." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 7 October 1955, page II-23.
"NICHOLS--In this city, January 30, 1920, Claude Elmore NICHOLS, husband of Mabel NICHOLS, brother of Ed NICHOLS and son of Mrs. Elizabeth NICHOLS, a native of Missouri. A member of Alta Vista Lodge No. 464, F.&A.M.; Maccabees and K. of P., Holden, Mo." Source: San Francisco Call and Post, 31 Jan 1920. Transcribed by jch.
"NICHOLS--In this city, January 3, 1906, Elizabeth A. NICHOLS, mother of James F., Edward S. and Fred NICHOLS, Mrs. Ellie E. FERGUSON of this city, and Mrs. Leona VAHLE of San Francisco, aunt of Mrs. Maggie INGRAM of San Francisco, grandmother of Edna M. and Arthur D. FERGUSON, Bertha, Frank and Elma B. VAHLE of San Francisco, a native of New York, aged 70 years, 1 month and 20 days. (Sutter County Farmer please copy) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from Fairview Church, Sutter County, where services will be held. Interment Fairview Cemetery." Source: Sacramento Bee, 3 Jan 1906, p. 5. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
"NICHOLS--In this city, January 3, 1906, Elizabeth A. NICHOLS, mother of James F., Edward S. and Fred L.NICHOLS, Mrs. Ellie E. FERGUSON of this city, and Mrs. Leona VAHLE of San Francisco, aunt of Mrs. Maggie INGRAM of San Francisco, grandmother of Edna M. and Arthur D. FERGUSON, Bertha, Frank and Elma B. VAHLE of San Francisco, a native of New York, aged 70 years, 1 month and 20 days. (Sutter County Farmer please copy) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from Fairview Church, Sutter County, where services will be held. Interment Fairview Cemetery." Source: Sacramento Bee, 5 Jan 1906, p. 5. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
"NICHOLS--In this city, January 3, 1906, Elizabeth A. NICHOLS, mother of Jas. F., Edward S. and Fred L. NICHOLS, Mrs. Ellie E. FERGUSON of this city, and Mrs. Leona VAHLE of San Francisco, aunt of Mrs. Maggie INGRAM of San Francisco, grandmother of Edna M., and Arthur D. FERGUSON, Bertha, Frank and Elma B. VAHLE, of San Francisco, a native of New York, aged 70 years, 1 month and 20 days. (Sutter County Farmer please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from Fairview Church, Sutter County, where services will be held. Interment Fairview Cemetery." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 3 Jan 1906. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"NICHOLS--The mangled remains of Harry NICHOLS, a gardener, were found strewn along the main line of the railroad track at West Berkeley, Sunday. Nichols, who was 70 years of age had been killed while lying on the track sometime during the night." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 April 1902, p.7. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"NICHOLS--In this city, June 26, Mary Jane, beloved wife of F.C. NICHOLS, a native of Louisville, Ky., aged 41 years. (Louisville papers please copy.) ...." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 27 June 1875.
"NICHOLS--Peter NICHOLS, an Irishman, aged 22 years, committed suicide last evening in Sullivan's building, on Pacific street, by taking either chloroform, morphine or strychnine. He was put to bed yesterday morning about 4 o'clock, very much intoxicated and remained in his room all day. About 4 o'clock in the afternoon he was heard stirring about in his room, as if engaged in bolting the door. About an hour afterwards the room was entered by the landlord, when NICHOLS was discovered dead in his bed. 3 phials containing chloroform, strychnine and morphine, were sitting on the bureau by the bedside, each of which was partially emptied of its contents." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 7 March 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"NICHOLS--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Mar. 7 -- Coroner HARRIS held a post mortem examination yesterday on the body of Peter NICHOLS, who was supposed to have committed suicide, which showed that he came to his death from an overdose of morphine. It is said that he had been accustomed to use morphine, opium and other drugs to quiet his nerves, and his death may therefore have been accidental and not intentional." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 8 March 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc. 
"NICHOLS--San Francisco, December 18---Richard Elliott NICHOLS, 5 years, 5 months and 23 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 21 Dec 1876, p.2. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"NICHOLS--In this city, August 7, Captain Richard J. NICHOLS, aged 72 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 8 Aug 1885.


"NICHOLS--SUDDEN DEATH -- A man named Wm. NICHOLS, a native of Roxbury (Mass), aged 50 years, was found dead, Wednesday morning, sitting upright in his chair, in a cabin near the United States Marie Hospital, at San Francisco." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 24 Apr 1859. Transcribed by Dee.

"NICHOLSON--In this city. July16, 1948, Francis R., beloved father of Lorraine GREER, beloved son of Robert M. and the late Caroline NICHOLSON, devoted brother of Mrs. Catherine McCLOSKEY, Mrs. Teresa BRENNAN and Ignatius NICHOLSON; a native of San Francisco. Requiem Mass was offerd Monday at St. Charles' Church followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. (Arthur J. Sullivan & Co., Services.)" Source: San Francisco Examiner, July 20, 1948. Contact: Kacm9794@aol.com

"NICHOLSON--In this city, February 16, John NICHOLSON, a native of Quebec, Canada, aged 37 years. [Baltimore (Md.) papers please copy]. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Monday) at 1 o'clock, from the Central Police Station, Old City Hall, Body at the embalming parlors of W. J. Mallady, 738 Mission street." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Feb 1884, p. 7. Transcribed by Evalou.

"NICHOLSON--In Oakland, May 16, John J., beloved husband of Mary NICHOLSON, and brother of Robert NICHOLSON, Arthur NICHOLSON, Sarah BRAWN, Catherine MCLAUGHLIN and Ann NICHOLSON, a native of County Silgo, Ireland, aged 45 years. New York papers please copy. **Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Friday), at 8:30 a.m. from parlors of James McManuc, 844 Castro Street; thence to Chruch of Immaculate Conception, Eighth and Jefferson Streets, where a solem requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 o'clock a.m. Interment, St Mary's Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 May 1906, p.10. Transcribed by Barbara Orsborn.
"NICHOLSON--[Transcriber's note- Obituary states John Y. NICHOLSON, article states John J. NICHOLSON]-- The feeling of increasesd lonliness and sadness, from the loss of old and valued friends, has been acutely realized by many of us, upon learning the death of Captain John J. NICHOLSON, on the 3rd of January, 1875. Captain NICHOLSON was a native of Alexandria, Virginia. He was bred to the sea, and at an early age became a master mariner. For twenty years he commanded merchant vessels in the trade from the Capes of Virginia to New Orleans, and thence to Liverpool, and discharged his duties as Captain, with so much ability, prudence and watchfulness, that one was never called upon to prefer any claim for insurance loss, either total or partial. In 1850, Captain NICHOLSON commanded the Steamer Philadelphia. Subsequently, he was Master of the steamer, Unicorn. In 1851 he had charge of The Pacific Steamship Company's depor at Benicia. For a long time past, Captain NICHOLSON was in poor health. During the past nine monhts he was confined to his bed by asthma and dropsy, to which he finally succumbed on the 3rd of January, 1875, at the age of 66 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 15 Jan 1875, p.3. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"NICHOLSON--In this city, September 17, John De Veir NICHOLSON, beloved son of John and Estella NICHOLSON and brother of Veris NICHOLSON, a native of Vallejo, Cal., aged 17 years. (Vallejo, Cal papers please copy." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Sept. 1907.
"NICKEN--February 5, 1874 - Heinrich NICKEN instantly killed at San Francisco by the falling of a block from the main-yard of the ship Columbus." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"NICKERSON--In this city, at the City and County Hospital, 24th inst., John NICKERSON, aged 46 years, a native of Massachusetts." Source: Daily Alta California, 25 March 1869, page 4.
"NICOL--At Menlo Park, March 15, Annie C., beloved daughter of John C. and Mary NICHOL, [sic.] a native of San Francisco, aged 8 years and 6 months. Friends and parents are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Friday), at 2 o'clock P.M. from the residence of the grandfather, A. Valentine, corner Twentieth and Harrison streets." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, March 18, 1887.


"NICOLINI--In this city, January 16, Marta NICOLINI, dearly beloved wife of the late Vinceajo NICOLINI, and loving mother of John B., Henry V., David and Eugene NICOLINI and Mrs. Virgil GARIBALDI, a native of Italy, aged 59 years and 8 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Saturday, January 20, at 9:30 o clock, from her late residence, 505 Filbert street; thence to Sts. Peter and Paul s Italian Church, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 10 o clock." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Jan 1912. Transcribed by Mary Utschig Read.
"NICOLL--In San Francisco, from Sept. 29 to Oct 19, John W. NICOLL, of New York." Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 22 Nov 1850. Transcribed by John Ireland.


"NICOLL--In San Francisco, March 18, 1958, Margaret E. NICOLL, beloved wife of Arthur F. NICOLL, loving mother of Martin NICOLL and the late Maxine and Arthur F. NICOLL Jr., loving sister of Frank A. and Martin TROY and Mrs. Annie CRUMLEY, idolized aunt of Martin and Jerry TROY; a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Agnes Church. Funeral will take place Friday, March 21, at 9 a.m from the Memorial Chapels of Carew & English, thence to St. Agnes Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 20 March 1958. Contact: Jacqui Marcella  JMarcela@calwisp.com
"NICOLSON--6 MEN KILLED on BOARD the MOSES TAYLOR -- The steamer Moses Taylor, of the Webb line, arrived from Australia and New Zealand yesterday. The 'Bulletin' of last evening contains the following: It will be remembered that the vessel left San Francisco on the 24th of May, after having been handsomely christened by a banquet of prominent business men, and inspected by the general public. When about 4 hours' sail from the Heads, during the 1st Assistant Engineer's watch, the flue of the starboard boiler collapsed. The hot water and steam escaping, rushed down upon the doomed men below, killing 4 and fatally scalding the 1st Assistant Engineer and a water tender; the 2 latter survived but a few hours, although they received every attention from Surgeon WOODBRIDGE. Annexed are the names of the victims: Thomas HARRISON, 1st Assistant Engineer, age 32; Nicholas PENDERGAST, fireman, age 28; H. MOONEY, fireman, age 27; Paul NICOLSON, coal passer, age 29; Wm. YOUNG, coal passer, age 32; Oliver HAYS, water tender, age 28." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 26 June 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"NIEBURG--Edwin H. NIEBURG, manager of Hotel Gotham, died July 3rd in [his] 50th year and was given Christian burial on July 8th at Cypress Lawn. He leaves to mourn his death his wife, and two children.” Source: Saint Paulus Chimes, August 1958. Transcribed by Judy Hitzeman.
"NIELSON--In San Lorenzo, February 20, Herman NIELSON, a native of Germany, aged 61 years, 4 months and 20 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 21 Feb 1895.
"NEIL--In San Francisco, June 23d, George, infant son of Daniel and Susan NEIL, aged 9 months and 11 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 26 June 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"NIEMAN--In San Francisco, February 28, William NIEMAN (or TRIEMAN), aged 22, a native of Prussia." Source: Sacramento Bee, 2 March, 1865. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"NIGGLE--At Gilroy, Friday, Nov. 10, Geo. NIGGLE, a native of Switzerland, aged 72 years. [George NIGGLE, the pioneer hotel man of San Felipe, died at Gilroy last Friday as the result of injuries received in a runaway accident in that city, just a week before his death. At the time of the accident he was stepping into his buggy when the team started, throwing him heavily to the ground and dragging him some distance. It was thought at first that his injuries were not serious, but later it developed that he was hurt internally. His faithful wife and his son, John G. of San Francisco, and daughter, Mrs. B.J. O’CONNOR of this city, were with him when the end came. George NIGGLE was a native of Switzerland, aged 72 years. He came to California in 1858, and with the exception of a few years spent in San Francisco, has continuously resided at San Felipe. Few men in this section were better known than George NIGGLE and few had a larger circle of friends. He was a genial host and an upright citizen. The funeral was held from the residence of Mr. & Mrs. B.J. O’CONNOR on Seventh street, Sunday afternoon, and was largely attended. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 17 Nov 1905. Transcribed by Dee.
"NIGHTINGALE--Dispatch from San Francisco, March 11 -- John NIGHTINGALE of this city received a dispatch this evening announcing the death of his daughter, a beautiful and accomplished young lady, well known in San Francisco, who was married and left for Europe on her wedding tour last season. She died in Germany after a very brief illness." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 12 Mar 1872. Transcribed by Dee.


"NIKKILA--In this city, October 8, 1893, JosephinaNIKKILA, a native of Finland, aged 28 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 11 October 1893, page 10.
"NILE--In this city, November 3, at the City and County Almshouse, Joseph NILE, a native of England, aged 54 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Nov 1898. Transcribed by J. Ireland.
"NILES--In this city, January 8, C[aroe?] D., infant daughter of A.W. and Elizabeth NILES, aged 1[10?] months and 6 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this (Sunday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from the residence of the parents, 15[18?] Sacramento street, between Hyde and Larkin." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 8 Jan 1870.
"NIMMO--In this city, Ann, beloved wife of James NIMMO, a native of Clifton County Galway, Ireland, aged 42 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday), at 11 o'clock A.M., from her late residence, 454 Natoma street. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 7. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"NIVEN--In this city, August 20, 1921, Elizabeth Jane, beloved wife of Thomas D. NIVEN and daughter of the late John and Catherine KINSMAN and sister of Mrs. C. MERRITT, Mrs. M. PENROSE, Mrs. E. BRISTOL and Mrs. L. CEDERBLOOM, a native of Cornwall, England. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Tuesday, August 23, 1921, at 2 p. m., from the chapel of the Golden Gate Undertaker Co., 2475 Mission st., near 21st st. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 Aug 1921, pg 18W. Contact: Lloyd Raeg lbraeg@frontier.com
"NIVEN--In this city, April 6, Thomas D. NIVEN, aged 85 years. Funeral services today (Wednesday) at 3 p.m., at the chapel of Golden Gate Undertaker Co., 1550 California st. Interment, Woodlawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 8 Apr 1936, pg 13. Contact: Lloyd Raeg lbraeg@frontier.com
"NIXON--In this city, July 3, Lucy A. NIXON, a native of Boston, Mass., aged 29 years. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-MORROW (Sunday), at 2 1/2 o’clock p.m., from her late residence, 31? Clementina street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 5 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"NIXON--In this city, July 3, Lucy A. NIXON, a native of Boston, Mass., aged 29 years. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Sunday), at 2 1/2 o’clock p.m., from her late residence, 318 Clementina street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 6 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"NIXON--In this city, Dec 3d, Mrs. Mary NIXON, a native of Queen's county, Ireland, aged 43 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from her late residence, No. 228 Minna street, to-morrow (Tuesday) at 2 p.m." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 4 Dec 1865. Submittted by Carol M. Welsh.
NIXON --William J., died on 15 July 1923. He was husband of Antoinette, father of Albion, Harrold, Adelaide, Roma, and the late William J NIXON. He was a native of New York, NY. A member of the Royal Arcanum of California. Funeral was on 18 July 1923 at McGrearty & McCormick, 643-645 Valencia St. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 18 July 1923. Transcribed by Carol M. Welsh.
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