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.

"PACHECO--At the German Hospital, San Francisco, Mar. 13, Albert Joaquin PACHECO, a native of California, aged 18 years, 3 mos., 17 days. [Deceased was the son of Mr.&Mrs. Manuel Joaquin PACHECO and brother-in-law of Mr. J.S. FARIA. He died from the effects of an operation on a tumor in the neck…The funeral will take place to-day (Friday) at 10am, from the residence of J.S. FARIA, thence to the Catholic Church.]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 15 March 1895. Transcribed by Dee.
"PACKARD--Lucile S. PACKARD, wife of Hewlett-Packard Chairman David PACKARD and renowned in Silicon Valley as a major philanthropist, died at the couple's Los Altos Hills home Saturday. Her death at 72 ended a months-long fight against cancer. In the late 1930s, Mrs. PACKARD helped her husband and William HEWLETT as they founded the firm that would become a legend in American business. HEWLETT and PACKARD worked out of the PACKARD garage on Addison Avenue in Palo Alto, and she was their jack-of-all-trades. "My role was typing the letters, keeping the records, and heating up the coffee pot," she said years later. Forty-seven years after its founding, the company has 82,000 employees worldwide, and the PACKARDs own 17 percent of its stock, worth nearly $3 billion. Along the way, the PACKARDs have given away millions to a variety of causes, including the Children's Hospital at Stanford, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the San Jose Museum of Art. But Lucile PACKARD was most recognized in recent years for her work with the Stanford Children's Hospital and a new children's hospital soon to be built there. A colleague said Saturday that the new facility, to which Mrs. PACKARD and her husband donated $40 million, is a direct result of her efforts. "She was really the inspiration," said Charles A. Anderson, the former president of Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park and the man who succeeded her as chairman of the board of Children's Hospital. "I really think it would not have happened were it not for her." Born in 1914 in San Francisco, Lucile SALTER met David PACKARD in the kitchen of her sorority during their undergraduate years at Stanford University. He was helping to finance his education as a dishwasher between classes. He graduated in 1934 and she graduated a year later with a bachelor's degree in English. They were married in 1938. A year later, she took a secretarial job in the university registrar's office. In the evenings, she would come home and work with her husband and HEWLETT. Not long after, she became a paid employee as her role in the tiny firm expanded. "That included interviewing potential employees all the way to baking the metal panels of the company's new electronic products in her oven, Hewlett-Packard spokesman Roy Verley said Saturday. She used the same oven to bake sweet rolls and make coffee for employees. As the company grew, Lucile PACKARD initiated a number of personnel policies that remain: gifts to mark the birthday and wedding of employees or the birth of a child, company picnics, and the "beer bust" -- an afternoon break of beer and hot dogs several times a year. Lucile PACKARD became increasingly devoted to charity work, focusing specifically on children's health and educational programs. She became a leader in developing child care programs in Palo Alto and San Jose. In 1964, the PACKARDs formed a Los Altos-based foundation in their name with $100,000. Last year, the foundation gave $8 million for cultural, educational, conservation, and community programs in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties. In recent years, she became the prime force behind the new Stanford Children's Hospital, a $60 million project scheduled for groundbreaking later this year with completion slated for 1990. It will combine the current operations of Stanford Children's Hospital with the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units of Stanford University Hospital. In her work for the new hospital, Lucile PACKARD toured the country, visiting as many as 20 children's hospitals and involving herself in every aspect of the project. "She was concerned about everything from the color of the upholstery of the furniture to the broad medical direction of the place," said Diarmuid McGuire, director of community affairs for Stanford Children's Hospital. Despite her standing as chairwoman of the hospital board, Lucile PACKARD was careful not to wield her wealth and power over her hospital colleagues. "I've seen in the course of my career many chairmen of the board, "Anderson said. "She was probably one of the most effective in that role that I've ever known. She was neither domineering nor was she so self-effacing so as not to exercise leadership. She operated on the basis of getting the consensus views of the people who were involved in these activities." She also took a strong interest in another family project--the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The aquarium was built and operated by the PACKARD family, and until her death, Lucile PACKARD was the vice president and member of the board of the aquarium. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Julie E. PACKARD of Soquel; David Woodley PACKARD of Princeton, N.J.; Susan P. ORR of Palo Alto; and Nancy P. BURNETT of Carmel Valley; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Stanford University Memorial Church. Donations can be made to the new Stanford Children's Hospital." Source: San Jose Mercury News, 31 May 1987. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"PACKER--[On 21 Sept 1873] Wm. PACKER and Hinnan FRANKS drowned in San Francisco Bay while going to wreck of Costa Rica in a boat." Source: The Bee (Sacramento, CA), "Record of Notable Events in the State," 1 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PACKER--In this city, September 21, William H. PACKER, a native of London, Eng., aged 25 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 Oct 1873.
"PACKHAM--Carrie, 39 yrs." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 Feb 1892, p. 7.
"PACKSCHEA--In San Francisco, Nov. 10, Caroline PACKSCHEA, aged 5 years and 4 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 14 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"PADLEFORD--On Goodyear Creek, April 22d, Mary Eliza, daughter of Geo. F. and Mary PADLEFORD, aged 2 years, 3 months and 25 days." Source: Daily Alta California, 20 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"PAFF--In this city, June 26, George S., beloved husband of Carrie B. PAFF, and father of Viola R. PAFF, a native of new York, aged 43 years, 6 months and 6 days. (Petaluma and Oakland papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, June 29, at 10 o'clock, from his late residence, 2404 Polk street, under the auspices of I.O.O.F. General Relief Committee, Interment Cypress Lawn Cemetery, by carriage." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 June 1904.
"PAFOR--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Oct. 17 -- -The Coroner held an inquest yesterday afternoon on the body of Henry PAFOR, when the jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his death by poison administered by himself." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 18 Oct 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"PAG--In this city, Oct. 20th, Albert Y., son of James D. and Julia A. PAG, aged 9 years, 10 months and 15 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 21 Oct 1865.
"PAGE--In this city, January 3, Charles PAGE, a native of Prussia, aged 41 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this (Wednesday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from 651 Sacramento street, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 5 Jan 1870.
"PAGE--In Oakland, December 27, Charlotte M., wife of Gen. A. [?] PAGE and niece of Mrs. A. D. McDONALD of San Frnacisco, a native of New York, aged 31 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 30 Dec 1873.
"PAGE--SUICIDE OF "Dow Jr." -- E.G. PAGE, well known as the author of "Dow Jr's Sermons," committed suicide in San Francisco on Sunday by taking poison. He came to California about 5 years since, and has latterly been employed as a printer and writer on the 'Golden Era.' The act was committed, probably, under the influence of pecuniary and domestic troubles. He leaves 1 child in charge of the Sisters of Mercy. Mr. PAGE was from Litchfield (Conn.) and about 43 years of age. Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 6 Dec 1859. Transcribed by Dee.
"PAGNON--Dispatch from San Francisco, June 27 -- Emil PAGNON, a French cook, was taken suddenly ill and died on the way to the hospital today." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 28 June 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"PAHI--San Francisco, March 17 - Meta PAHI, 13 months." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 20 March 1876. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PAHN--Dispatch from San Francisco, Sept. 24 -- The body found floating in the bay with a bullet wound through the temple has been recognized as that of George A. PAHN, a collector, who disappeared several days since with threats of suicide." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 25 Sept 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"PAIGE--E.G. PAIGE, Esq., well known as the popular writer "Dow Jr." died in San Francisco on the 5th." Source: San Mateo County Gazette (Redwood City, San Mateo County, California), 10 Dec 1859, Vol. 1 No.36. Transcribed by jch.
"PAIGE--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Sarah Ann PAIGE, Boston, 34. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"PAIGE--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Sarah Ann PAIGE, Boston, 8. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"PAINTER--In this city, January 3d, Frank W. PAINTER, only son of J. B. and Carrie W. PAINTER, aged 1 year, 5 months and 6 days. The friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend the funeral from their residence, No. 111 Broadway street, this day (Monday) at 2 o’clock, P.M." Source: Daily Alta California, 4 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"PAK--Chu PAK, late president of the See Yup Company of San Francisco, died a few days since. He was sixty-nine years of age and very wealthy. His funeral was a resplendent affair. Long tables were spread in Sacramento Street, which were loaded with fruits, cooked foods, a goat dressed with skin and horns, but the hair removed; hogs and sheep roasted whole, and decorated with flowers, feathers and a hundred nameless undescribable ornaments, while incense was burned, prayers were recited and marches played by a band stationed in a verandah overhead, and dirges sang by mourners." Source: Sacramento Bee, 9 January 1866. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"PALANCA--In this city, July 24, Rosa, beloved wife of the late J. E. PALANCA and dearly beloved mother of Gustave and Alphonse PALANCA and Mrs. Rosina NOSKE, a native of Switzerland, aged 71 years, 2 months and 24 days. Friends and acqaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service to-morrow (Sunday) at 1 o'clock p.m. from the parlors of H.F. Surh & Co, 2919 Mission street, between Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth streets. Incineration, Cypress Lawn Cemetery, by automobile." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 25 July 1914.
"PALLAS--In this city, May 27, Patrick J., beloved husband of Mary A., and son of James and Sarah PALLAS, a native of Victoria, Australia, aged 25 years, 2 months and 21 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Sunday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, No. 517 Pine street." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 30 May 1886.
"PALLI--The remains of Alexander PALLI, who died at his late residence in Bennett Valley, Saturday, were taken to San Francisco for interment Monday." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 12 Nov 1887. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"PALM--DROWNING at SAN FRANCISCO -- A small boat, containing John PALM and Cadwalader JONES, was upset near Lime Point on Tuesday morning. The 'Alta' says: The rest of the occurrence is described by Mr. JONES, as follows: When she upset I climbed up on the skag, it being the only hold, as the center-board fell through as she turned; PALM held on the side; 2 or 3 times he let go and got away from her, when I would catch him; at last I gave him my place on the stern where he had plenty of chance to hold on; again he drifted off some 10 or 15 feet; I coiled up the sheet and threw it to him, but he missed it; however, he succeeded in again reaching the boat; as he did so he said he would like to get his coats off; I helped him and told him to throw them away from the boat; he did so; he seemed to lose all courage; I tried to cheer him up, and told him the steamer had seen us and would be there soon; he said, "I'm going, I'm going," and rolled away from the boat and was lost; he appeared to have no nerve, but let go; a short time after the steamer Katy, commanded by Capt. LARKIE, picked me up [illeg] the plunger into Saucelito." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 15 June 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"PALMER--In this city, July 8, 1892, of diptheria, Alden Erie, beloved son of Alden B. and Laura M. PALMER, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 years, 3 months and 28 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 9 July 1892, page 8.
"PALMER--In San Francisco, Nov. 12, G. PALMER, aged 27 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 14 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"PALMER--Joseph." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Feb 1894, p. 10.
"PALMER--Died in San Francisco, Sept. 21, 1862, Lucy Ellen, adopted daughter of of E.C. and Lillie R. PALMER, aged 15d." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 25 Sept 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"PALMER--Sadie Newman." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 6 June 1891.


"PALMER--Died in San Francisco, Dec. 7, 1887, Sarah May, beloved daughter of Captain C. and Teresa PALMER, native of Petaluma, aged 6y 11m 20d." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 17 Dec 1887. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"PALMER--In this city, October 1, Mrs. Susan PALMER, a native of Cambridge, England, aged 78 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Friday) at 11 a.m. from the residence of her son, Edwin PALMER, 2113 Webster street." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 3 Oct 1884.


"PALMER--In this city, January 22, W.J.T. PALMER, a native of the Isle of Jersey, aged 64 years and 17 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-MORROW (Sunday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from Memorial Hall, new Odd..." [copy incomplete] Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 23 Jan 1886. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.

"PALMER--In this city, Nov. 10th, Wm. D. PALMER, a native of Columbia county, N.Y., aged 31 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 13 Nov 1865.

"PALMIERI--Mary Bernice, died: Aug. 6, 1980, South San Francisco." Source: Death certificate in possession of submitter. [Submitter's notes: born: Oct. 22, 1904, SF, to William ALLEN (b July 22, 1869 New Jersey) & Henrietta Frances (Hattie) BRACKEN (b Jan 27, 1875 SF); married: Armand C. PALMIERI.] Contact: Donna Madrid DonnaSF47@comcast.net
"PALOW--Dec. 30th, A. PALOW, Clayton, N.Y., 47, of diarrhea and flu." Source: Alta California, 5 Jan 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"PAMPEL--In this city, May 27, at the City and County Hospital, George PAMPEL, a native of Germany, aged 55 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 1906, page 5. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"PAPENHAUSEN--In this city, May 2, William Henry, beloved son of Fred and the late Sophie PAPENHAUSEN and devoted brother of Henry, Fred, Lillian and Sophie PAPENHAUSEN, a native of San Francisco, aged 17 years 11 months and 11 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the new parlors of Suhr & Wieboldt, 1465 Valencia street, between Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth streets. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery, by automobile." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 May 1915.


"PAPERT--Margaretta PAPERT, In Sacramento, Jan. 11, 1874, Margaretta, wife of James PAPERT, native of Germany aged 29 yrs. 2mo. 6da." Source: San Francisco Daily News Bulletin, 14 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.

"PARBURT--Yesterday morning, Judge George H. PARBURT, a well known member of the San Francisco Bar, died quite suddenly in his office on the coroner of Montgomery and Washington Streets. He had been unwell for several years, but managed to keep about and attend to his business. Some four weeks ago, he became so ill that he was compelled to keep to his room. He, however, became better and on Wednesday was on the street. Yesterday morning he got up and started dressing himself when he was stricken with death. He was a native of the District of Columbia and was 57 years old at the time of his death." Source: San Francisco Call, 4, June 1869, p.2. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"PARDEE--Col. W.S. PARDEE, a much respected citizen of San Francisco, died suddenly in that city, on the 29th ult., of hemorrhage of the lungs. Col. P. was at the time of his death in the employ of the house of Garrison & Co. His gentlemanly conduct had endeared him to a large circle of friends." Source: San Mateo County Gazette, 3 Dec 1859, Vol. 1 No.35. Transcribed by jch.
"PARDO--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Oct. 19 -- Francis PARDO, residing on Minna street, between 4th and 5th, was found lying in an insensible condition on the railroad track on Turk street, near Franklin, yesterday afternoon, and taken to the Central Railroad Company's depot, on Taylor street, where he died soon after. The following document, intended probably for a will, was found in his pocket: "Columbus District, Dec. 24, 1864. This is to let know the State of California that I leave all my property to my wife Anne PARDO, and I am the deceased. Signed, Francis PARDO. Good bye; no more; God have mercy on you, and I hope we meet again soon." Deceased was a native of Gibraltar, aged 37 years, and leaves a wife residing in this city, but no children or property. The supposition is that he committed suicide." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 20 Oct 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"PARENT--In San Francisco, Feb. 21, 1874, Thomas M. PARENT, a native of New York, aged 27 yrs. 3mo. 11da." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 23 Feb 1874. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARENTE--In this city, November 21, Agostino, dearly beloved husband of Maria PARENTE and father of Millie, Michael, Joseph, Annie and Angelina PARENTE, a native of Italy, aged 44 years. COURT SANFORD, NO. 27, F.O.A.--Officers and members of Court Stanford, No. 27, F.O.A. are hereby requested to attend the funeral of our deceased brother, A. Parente, tomorrow (Monday), at 1:30 o'clock p.m. from the undertaking parlors of Valente, Marini, & Co., 1524 Stockton street, between Union and Green. Interment, I.O.O.F. Cmetery. By order of W.J. GRANT, Chief Ranger." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 Nov 1896, p.7. Contact: Joyce Dingman joycedingman@juno.com
"PARENTS--In this city, July 26, Maria PARENTS, a native of Italy, aged 36 years." Source: Newspaper clipping in possession of submitter. Contact: Joyce Dingman joycedingman@juno.com


"PARET--In this city September 18, Stephen W. PERET, a native of san Francisco, aged 88 years. Remains at the residence of his siter, Mrs. J.T. BRUCE, 1614 G[reen?] street. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Sept. 1907, p. 6.

"PARK--Mrs. PARK In Crescent City, June 21, 1874, Mrs. Park, aged 60 yrs." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 13 July 1874. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARK--Dec. 2 [1860] - A young mulatto girl in San Francisco, named Caroline F. PARK, had her throat cut by her lover, a negro named CLARKSON. She survived but a few moments." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1861. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PARK--In San Francisco, March 26, 1874, Mrs. Charlotte A. PARK, mother of Charles WILSON, aged 53 yrs. Papers, New York and Brooklyn, copy." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 26 March 1874. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARK--DEATH OF AN OLD SACRAMENTAN - Yesterday, in San Francisco, the death of Dr. F.A. PARK was chronicled. Deceased was a resident of this city for some years, where he practiced his profession as a dentist." Source: Sacramento Bee, 14 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PARK--THE LATE DR. PARK - By to-night's Central Pacific train from San Francisco, will arrive the remains of the late Dr. PARK, which will to-morrow be interred in the City Cemetery. The body will be accompanied by a delegation of Odd Fellows and Red Men. The delegation will be met at the Depot, by Pacific Encampment No. 2 in a body and escorted to Temple Hall in Odd Fellows Temple, to be in state until to-morrow at 9 A.M., at which time the funeral will take place. Further notice will appear in the morning papers after the meeting of the Encampment to-night shall have perfected the arrangements for the burial." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PARK--In this city, Novmeber 13, John Charles Frederick, eldest son of Mary and the late E.W. PARK, a native of San Francisco, aged 24 years, 8 months and 17 days. Friends and acquaintances are repsectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Sunday) at 2:30 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, Park House, corner of Twenty-fourth and Mission streets." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 16 Nov 1884.
"PARK--Alameda, Encinal Station, near Mr. BROWER's, Nov. 29, 1874, Rebecca PARK, a native of Trumbell County, Ohio, aged 62yrs. 24da. Council Bluff and Cleveland papers copy. Funeral from Oakland Landing." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 30 Nov 1874. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARK--We learn by telegraph the news of the death of Trenor W. PARK from a stroke of paralysis. Mr. PARK was a native of Vermont, and came to California in '49. He became a member of the law firm of HALLECK, PEACHY, BILLINGS & PARK, which became the leading law firm of San Francisco. He was afterwards associated with James McM. SHAFTER and Judge HEYDENDELDT. As a trustee of the Mariposa estate he laid the foundation of his large fortune. Six months ago he visited this coast and married a daughterf A.C. NICHOLS, a prominent merchant of this city. He leaves several children by his first wife. His fortune is estimated at from $5,000,000 to $7,000,000." Source: The San Francisco Merchant, 22 Dec 1882. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"PARKER--Mrs. Edith May PARKER Suddenly Called By Death - Los Gatos, Oct. 27- Mrs. Edith May PARKER, wife of Edmund PARKER, who came to this city some two years ago, thinking to improve her health, pased away suddenly last evening at her home on Johnson Avenue.  She had only returned Monday from a week spent in San Francisco and the news of her death comes as a shock to her friends who saw her about the streets yesterday.  The deceased was a native of California and was 39 years old.  She is mourned by her husband and one daughter.  The funeral will be held tomorrow at 3 o'clock from the late family residence on Johnson Avenue.  Rev. H.H.WINTLER, pastor of the Presbyterian Church will officiate and the interment will be at Los Gatos Cemetery." Source: San Jose Mercury, 28 Oct 1909. Contact: Joyce Ruberson jayemaye@hotmail.com
"PARKER--Emma J. PARKER. Died 24 Apr 1943, aged 63 years, 5 months, 7 days. Buried in Greenlawn, Lot A, grave 2." Source: Greenlawn Cemetery Records, Burial Books. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"PARKER--In Sacramento, April 23, 1874, George N. PARKER, a native of North Carolina, aged 47 yrs." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 25 April 1874. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARKER--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 Steerage passengers] the lost are: J. PARKER." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"PARKER--Veteran Teacher Dies -- Miss Jean PARKER, for forty years a teacher in the San Francisco public schools, died here Saturday after a long illness. She was born in 1841, and was brought across the plains to the mining village of Shasta in 1853. Later she came to San Francisco and was one of the first pupils to be graduated from the original San Francisco High School. She at one time was Principal of a school which later was named the Jean PARKER Grammar School." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 1 March 1920, p.4. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
"PARKER--Dispatch from San Francisco, March 13 -- The Masonic Board of Relief offer a reward of $100 for the recovery of the body of John PARKER, alias Billy the Boatman, drowned last week." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 14 Mar 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"PARKER--In this city, March 6, John C. PARKER, a native of New Hampshire, aged 28 years. Friends and acqaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, corner of Minna and Second streets, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 8 March 1867.
"PARKER--Died in San Francisco, Sept. 10, 1862, Lucy Ellen, wife of Clinton PARKER, 26y 3m 6d, native of Kanawha Co., VA." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 4 Sept 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"PARKER--Mrs. Edith May PARKER Suddenly Called By Death--Los Gatos, Oct 27 - Mrs. Edith May PARKER, wife of Edmund PARKER, who came to this city some two years ago, thinking to improve her health, passed away suddenly last evening at her home on Johnson Avenue.  She had only returned Monday from a week spent in San Francisco and the news of her death comes as a shock to her friends who saw her about the streets yesterday.  The deceased was a native of California and was 39 years old.  She is mourned by her husband and one daughter.  The funeral will be held tomorrow at 3 o'clock from the late family residence on Johnson Avenue.  Rev. H.H. WINTLER, pastor of the Presbyterian Church will officiate and the interment will be at Los Gatos Cemetery." Source: San Jose Mercury, 28 Oct 1909. Contact: Joyce Ruberson jayemaye@hotmail.com


"PARKER--In San Francisco, Oct. 31, Mary J., wife of Frederick PARKER, aged 26 years, 2 mos and 12 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 2 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"PARKER--Michael, beloved husband of Hannah PARKER, and loving brother of Mrs. John CAHILL and the late Thomas PARKER, and Mrs. Margaret MORIARTY, a native of Churchill, County Kerry, Ireland; aged 65 years old." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Jan 1921. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com


"PARKER--Michael, beloved husband of Hannah PARKER, and loving brother of Mrs. John CAHILL and the late Thomas PARKER, and Mrs. Margaret MORIARTY, a native of Churchill, County Kerry, Ireland; aged 65 years old.  Funeral today, 8:30 a.m., from his late residence 323 Clipper St; thence to St. Paul's Church; interment:  Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Jan 1921. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"PARKER--[Mar 14th 1866] - S.H. PARKER, formerly Postmaster of San Francisco, fell dead at the Lick House in that city."  Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1867, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PARKER--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, Mar. 14 - Samuel H. PARKER suddenly died of heart disease at the Lick House at half-past one o'clock p.m. today. He was going down to lunch when he fell down at the head of the stairs and died instantly. He was in his usual health and had been about his ordinary business during the forenoon. He was Post-master under President LINCOLN until the appointment of Mr. PERKINS." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 15 March 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"PARKER--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, Mar 15 - The funeral of S.H. PARKER will take place on Sunday next, at 1 o'clock p.m., in order to allow delegations of Odd Fellows from abroad to visit the city to take part in paying the last sad token of respect to the memory of their late lamented brother. Today the Courts have all adjourned in respect to his memory." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 15 March 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"PARKER--In San Francisco, December 1874, Theodore D. PARKER, Jr., a native of Boston, Mass. aged 42 yrs." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 17 Dec 1874. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARKER--In Yreka, April 17, 1873, W.J. PARKER, age 20 yrs." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 12 May 1873. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARKER--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Oct. 9 - William PARKER, Superintendent of the Panama Railroad at Aspinwall, was shot dead by James L. BALDWIN, one of the principal employees of the Company. BALDWIN immediately shot himself through the head and was expected to die instantly." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 10 Oct 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"PARKINSON--In South San Francisco, March 17, Thomas, beloved son of Mary Ann and Thomas PARKINSON, a native of San Francisco, aged 4 years, 11 months and 10 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-MORROW (Saturday), at 1 o'clock P.M. from the residence of the parents, Tenth avenue and M street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 18 March 1887.
"PARKS--The body of A.B. PARKS, an old resident of this city, was found a short distance from the Lake House last evening under circumstances which leave no doubt of his having committed suicide. A double-barrelled shot gun lay by his side, 1 barrel of which had been discharged. It is supposed that he was laboring under a fit of temporary insanity caused by disappointment, when he committed suicide. He was a merchant in this city in early days, and is said to have been a prominent Vigilance Committee man in 1856." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 27 July 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"PARKS--In this city, February 7, 1934, Bertha Ellen, beloved wife of William PARKS, and loving mother of Mrs. Gwenevere FLOCK and sister of Mrs. Eva LOCKE. Friends are invited to the services tomorrow, Saturday, at 11 a. m., at Martin & Brown's, 1515 Scott st. bet Geary and Post sts." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 February 1934, page 23.
"PARKS--Near Brown's Valley, Yuba Co., May 14, GeorgePARKS, aged 40 yrs." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 9 June 1873. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARKS--In this city, March 3, 1937, William Benjamin, husband of the late Bertha PARKS, loving father of Mrs. Gwenevere FLOCK, brother of Stanley A. PARKS. Friends are invited to the services to-morrow (Friday) at 10:30 a.m. at Martin & Brown's, 1515 Scott street, between Geary and Post." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 4 March 1934, page 17.


"PARLIN--Augustus C., age 62." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Sept 1915. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.

"PARLIN--At Buena Vista, Jan. 4, 1864, Helen PARLIN, aged 2 yrs. 2 mos. 25 da." Source: San Francisco Evening Bulletin , 9 Jan 1864. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARLOW--In Placerville, Oct. 11, 1864, Nathaniel PARLOW, aged 51 yrs." Source: San Francisco Evening Bulletin, 12 Dec 1864. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARMELEE, Mrs. H.L. At Croton, New York, Nov. 27, 1863, at the residence of Pierre VAN COURTLAND, Mrs. Helen L. PARMELEE, wife of William PARMELEE, of Albany, N.Y., daughter of the late Dr. E. Romeyer BECK."

Source: San Francisco Evening Bulletin, 7 Jan 1864. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARNELL--In Virginia, Nev., April 5, 1874, Edward PARNELL, aged 27 yrs." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 14 April, 1874. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARNELL--In this city, May 16, 1936, Hattie G. FAUL PERNELL." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 18 May, 1936.
"PARQUER--At rest, Helen PARQUER: a native of Ohio. A member of Miscellaneous Employees Union, Local 110. Funeral Services Saturday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. from Driscoll's Mortuary Chapel, 766 Valencia near 19th Street. Interment, Olivet Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 28 March 1953. Contact: genealogy@parquer.com


"PARQUER--In this city, July 13, 1924, Jane PARQUER, loving mother of Mrs. Albert PISSIS, a native of New York, aged 85 years. The funeral services will be held at the chapel of J.C.O'Connor, 155 Valencia St., near 16th, Tuesday July 15, at 11 a.m. Interment, private, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 July 1924. Contact: genealogy@parquer.com

"PARQUER--In this city, October 31, 1921, Sarah J., beloved wife of the late William PARQUER and loving mother of Ferdinand J. and Mary Clare PARQUER and loving sister of Mrs. May F. WILLIAMS and Mrs. Kate G. MERIS of Mill Valley, Cal., a native of San Francisco, Cal. Notice of funeral later. Remains at the parlors of J. C. O'Connor Co., 819 Clement st., near Ninth av." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 1 Nov 1921. Contact: genealogy@parquer.com

"PARQUER--In this city, September 4, William B., dearly beloved son of William F. and Sarah J. PARQUER, loving brother of Ferdinand and Claire PARQUER, a native of San Francisco, aged 3 months and 3 days. The funeral will take place to-day (Thursday) at 10 am from the family residence, 704 First Avenue, Richmond District. Interment Private, Holy Cross Cemetary." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 5 Sept 1907. Contact: genealogy@parquer.com

"PARQUER--In this city, February 11, William F.G., dearly beloved husband of Sarah H. PARQUER, and loving father of Ferdinand and Mary Claire PARQUER, a native of San Francisco, aged 49 years, 5 months and 7 days. A member of Fiedlity Grove, No. 207 U.A. O. D. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attendthe funeral Friday, February 13, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence , 701 First Avenue, Richmond District, where services will be held. Interment private, Cypress Lawn Cemetary." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 12 Feb 1914. Contact: genealogy@parquer.com
"PARR--In Grass Valley, Jan. 27, 1874, Anna S. daughter of William PARR, aged 1 yr. 11 da." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 3 Feb 1874. Contact: Karen Bennett CeeCee82@aol.com [Submitter's note: Mother was Rosannah BRAY from Wisconsin.]


"PARR--In this city, May 14, 1957, Lucy V. PARR, wife of the late Edward William PARR; mother of Lucille DE FREMERY and Beverly Edward PARR. A native of Gold Hill, Nevada. Private services will be held Wednesday, May 15, at Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland. Gray's. (Nevada papers please copy.)" Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 15 May 1957, p.21. Contact: Karen Bennett CeeCee82@aol.com
"PARR--In Oakland, Dec. 5, 1864, Samuel T. PARR, a native of Canada and late of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, aged 31 yrs." Source: San Francisco Evening Bulletin, 6 Dec 1864. Contact: Karen Bennett CeeCee82@aol.com
"PARR--At Grass Valley, July 14, 1873, Wm. M., son of Wm. and Rosannah PARR, age 5mo. 28 da." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 1 Aug 1873. Contact: Karen Bennett CeeCee82@aol.com
"PARRISH--In this city, December 10th, Frank Daniel, youngest son of Jarriet and the late Daniel PARRISH, aged 2 years, 3 months and 26 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 11 Dec 1865.
"PARROTT--In San Francisco, Jan. 10, 1874, Charles PARROTT, a native of Dunstable, England, aged 55 yrs." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 12 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARROTT--In San Francisco, Sept. 19, 1873, Mrs. Jane PARROTT, native of Ireland, age. 50 yrs." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 22 Sept 1873. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARROTT--In San Francisco, July 3, 1873, Jennie, daughter of Mrs. Jane PARROTT, native of Jersey City, N.J., aged 17 yrs. 2 mo." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 1 Aug 1873. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARROTT--In San Francisco, Apr. 13, 1864, John PARROTT, aged about 33 yrs. Funeral from 147 Jessie St." Source: San Francisco Evening Bulletin, 18 April 1864. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARROTT--In San Francisco, May 29, 1864, Susan PARROTT, aged 17 mos. and 19 days." Source: San Francisco Evening Bulletin, 30 May 1864. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARRY--In this city, Dec 2d, George William, son of James and Phoebe PARRY, aged 18 years, 1 month and 18 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 4 Dec 1865.


"PARSHLEY--In Oakland, Sept. 20, 1873, Emily R. wife of William PARSHLEY." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 1 Oct 1873. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARSONS--In So. San Francisco, Aug. 14, 1873, Albert Franklin, twin son of Asa E. and Anna M. PARSONS, aged 3 mo. 14 da. Funeral from parent's home, 16th Ave. So. S.F." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 15 Aug 1873. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARSONS--In South San Francisco, September 1, 1883, Asa PARSONS, son of Asa E. and Anna M. PARSONS, aged 6 months and 6 days." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 3 Sept 1883, page 4. Transcribed by Carolyn.
"PARSONS--PARSONS, D.R. At Lower Lake, Lake Co., Sept. 7, 1864, Delia Rose, only daughter of P.H. and D.J. PARSONS, AGED 3 YRS. AND 13 DAYS." Source: San Francisco Evening Bulletin, 20 Sept 20, 1864. Transcribed by Karen Bennett. [Transcriber's note: initials are as written.]
"PARSONS--Preacher in Luck -- GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), March 31 - Word has reached here of the good fortune of Rev. F.A. KEAST, who was ordained a Methodist minister in this city several years ago. By the terms of the will of the late Jeremiah PARSONS, who died in San Francisco recently, Rev. KEAST is bequeathed the sum of $5000. His wife is left $400. The minister is now located at Santa Clara. His life has been an interesting one. For a number of years he toiled at day's pay in the mines of this district, but put in his spare moments studying for the ministry, with the result that he finally attained his desired end." Source: The Saturday Bee (Sacramento, CA), 31 March 1906, Page 6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PARSONS--In Congress, Ariz., December 31, Josiah, dearly beloved husband of Mary Jospehine PARSONS, father of the late Willie C. PARSONS, and of Cornelius and the late Elizabeth PARSONS (nee HOPKINS) and brother-in-law of Barney McHUGH, Mrs. S. FITZGERALD, and Mrs. J.H. MAHER, a native of Lebanon, Ind., aged 54 years, 10 months and 16 days. (Virginia City papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Wednesday) at 1 o'clock p.m., from the parlors of the Pacific Undertakers, 777 Mission street, between Third and Fourth. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 5 Jan 1898, p.7.
"PARSONS--In Sardine Valley, Aug. 7, 1873, Mary A., wife of N. PARSONS, aged 39 yrs." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 11 Aug 1873. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PARSONS--In this city, January 2, 1950,William Y., loving brother of Mrs. Emily SOMMERHOUSE of St. Joseph, MO, and Mrs. Harryette HANSEN of Hastings, Minn. A member of Hotel Service Worker's Union Local 283. Remains forwarded to Prescott, Wis. Thursday, January 5 for services and interment." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 6 Jan 1950.
"PARTELLO--SUICIDE IN SAN FRANCISCO - On the night of December 12th, one Theodore PARTELLO, a native of New York, committed suicide in San Francisco by cutting his throat with a razor. He left a wife and two children." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 15 Dec 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PARTRIDGE--In this city, February 18th, Alpheus, only son of H.C. and Anna E. PARTRIDGE (International Hotel), aged 1 year and 12 days. Friends and acquaintances are respetfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Friday), at 11 o'clock a.m., from the International Hotel." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 20 Feb 1874.


"PARTRIDGE--In San Francisco, Feb. 18, 1874, Alpheus, only son of H.C. and Anna E. PARTRIDGE (International Hotel) aged 1y. 12da. Funeral from above hotel." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Feb. 19, 1874. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.

"PASCOE--In Grass Valley, Aug. 2, 1874, Emily S. PASCOE, aged 21yrs." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 7 Aug 1874. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PASCOE--In Nevada, June 21, 1864, Eliza, wife of John PASCOE, aged 34 yrs." Source: San Francisco Evening Bulletin, June 27, 1864. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PASO--In San Francisco City & County Hospital, Antonio PASO, native of Chili, age 62 yrs." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 6 June 1873. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PASQUINI--In Sacramento, Feb. 14, 1873, Guiseppe PASQUINI, native of Italy, aged 42 yrs." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 18 Feb 1873. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PATON--In San Francisco, March 27th, James PATON, a native of New York city, and late of Austin, Nevada, aged 27 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 31 March 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PATON--In this city, July 10, Jessie, daughter of the late William and Anne PATON, a native of Sydney, aged 4 years, 2 months and 21 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 15 July 1868, page 2. Transcribed by  Sandi Bordelon.
"PATON--In this city, July a7, Little Maggie PATON, beloved child of the late Willie and Annie PATON, a native of Sydney, N.S.W., aged 1 year and 9 months." Source: San Francisco Call, 19 July 1868, page 3. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"PATON--In San Francisco, Oct. 9, 1864, Margaret Elizabeth, only child of George and Emma PATTON [sic.], aged 1 yr., 9 mos. and 3 days." Source: San Francisco Evening Bulletin, October 10, 1864. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.


"PATRIDGE--In San Francisco City and County Hospital, Feb. 25, 1864, of general debility, Richard PATRIDGE, a native of England, aged 38 yrs." Source: San Francisco Evening Bulletin, 25 Feb 1864. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PATRON--In this city, September 15, 1939, Alfonso, beloved son of Mrs. Petra PATRON, brother of Frank and Joseph PATRON, Mrs. L. BERDUGO, Mrs. F. BRUNO, Mrs. P. BARRERAS; aged 32 years. Funeral Monday at 8:30 a.m., from the Chapel of the United Undertakers, 1096 Van Ness Ave., So. at 22nd; thence to St. Charles Church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Interment, Italian Cemetery." Source: San Francsico Examiner, 17 Sept 1939. Submitted by Diane Tesene.
"PATRULLO--At Victoria, Hongkong, Feb. 17, J. Juanes PATRULLO, late of New York city, in the 25th year of his age." Source: Daily Alta California, 26 March 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"PATT--In this city, March 5, Caroline, wife of Otto PATT, a native of Germany, aged 61 years, 8 months and 11 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 6 March 1895.
"PATTERSON--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 Steerage passengers] the lost are: A. PATTERSON." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"PATTERSON--In Stockton, Sept. 27, 1864, Ann E. daughter of R.G. and Elizabeth PATTERSON, aged 4 mos." Source: San Francisco Evening Bulletin, 30 Sept 1864. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PATTERSON--Cicily, 33 years." San Francisco Examiner, 4 March 1905. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.


"PATTERSON--At Sierra Valley, Aug. 6, 1864, Jane, wife of D.R. PATTERSON, aged 22 yrs." Source: San Francisco Evening Bulletin, August 16, 1864. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"PATTERSON--In Auburn, Nov. 19th, Jemima PATTERSON, aged 28 years and 4 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 27 Nov 1865.


"PATTON--In this city, December 25, Charles PATTON, a native of Philadelphia, aged 69 yrs., 10 mnths and 3 days. (Philadelphia Pa. papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday), at 10 o'clock a.m., from his late residence, Bernal Heights, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 28 Dec 1873.
"PAUL--Elijah PAUL Drowned in Slough -- The body of the man found in China Slough last Saturday afternoon by a number of boys has been identified as that of Elijah PAUL, of Grass Valley, where he has two brothers-in-law, Daniel and William DEEBLE. PAUL, who was known in this city as W. WILLIAMS, disappeared from a down-town hotel at an early hour one morning about four weeks ago, saying he was going to San Francisco. At the time he was intoxicated, and the belief is that he fell into China Slough and was drowned while on his way to the depot. There were no marks of violence upon the body. PAUL was about 45 years of age, and is said to have a wife and two sons residing in San Francisco. Coroner W.F. GORMLEY will hold an inquest." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 15 January 1906, page 4. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.


"PAUL--John M., 47 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 Feb 1892, p. 7. and 7 Feb 1892, p. 7.

"PAULINELLI--In San Pedro, August 1, Fridiano PAULINELLI, a native of Italy, aged 44 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Thursday), at 2 1/2 o'clock p.m., from the undertaking rooms of O'Connor & Sheehy, No. 1034 Market street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 Aug 1881.
"PAULS--In this city, October 20, H.C. PAULS, aged 32 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 23 October, 1884, page 4. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"PAULSEN--The body of Edward SELLINGER, who fell overboard from the Priscilla on June 21st, was recovered yesterday from the rocks beneath Greenwich Street wharf, San Francisco. SELLINGER and J.B. PAULSEN were drowned a week ago last Sunday by falling from the rail of the steamer Priscilla while en route to San Francisco from Vallejo." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 1 July 1903. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"PAULSEN (HEROLD)--In this city, August 22, 1920, Alice Dorothy, dearly beloved wife of Gustav PAULSEN, mother of infant daughter, beloved daughter of Philip HEROLD, loving sister of Bernice J. and Clarence R. HEROLD, a native of San Francisco, aged 22 years 8 months 8 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, August 25, at 12:15 o'clock p.m. from the chapel of H. F. Suhr & Co., 2919 Mission st., between 25th and 26th sts.; thence to Grace English Evangelical Lutheran Church, corner of Berlin and Bacon sts., for services at 1 o'clock p.m. Interment, Greenlawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 23 Aug 1920. Contact: Emdunn0226@aol.com

"PAUSON--In this city, June 29, Dr. Charles A. PAUSON, beloved brother of Samuel B., J. W. and Edward H. PAUSON, Mrs. Albert HABER, Gertrude and Rose PAUSON, a native of San Francisco, Cal., aged 38 years. Service and interment, private. Please omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 June 1920. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.

"PAXTON--In this city, October 21, Rev. W. Frank PAXTON, D. D., a native of Gettysburg, Pa., aged 59 years, 7 months and 8 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to-day (Tuesday), at 2 o'clock P.M., at his late residence, 511 1/2 Broderick street, between Hayes and Grove. Interment, Laurel Hill cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 23 Oct 1894, p. 7.

"PAYNE--At Virginia City, U.T., April 9th, GEO. R. PAYNE, aged 30 years, of Providence, R.I." Source: Alta California, 22 April 1860.

"PAYNE--Hattie Jo PAYNE--Funeral services for Hattie Jo PAYNE, 37, will be held tomorrow at 1:30 pm at the mortuary of Julius Godeau, Inc., 41 Van Ness Ave. near Market Street, San Francisco. Mrs. PAYNE died today in San Francisco. She was the wife of Maj. Melchoir T. PAYNE, instructor of ROTC Detachment No. 80 at the University of San Francisco. The family home is at 64 Longfellow Rd., Mill Valley. Burial will be in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno." Source: The Napa Register, 30 March 1959. Transcribed by Evalou.
"PAYNE--BY STATE TELEGRPH, San Francisco, May 21 -The wife of Samuel T. PAYNE fell from the flume leading around the bluff near Fort Point, about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and was instantly killed. It seems that in company with several friends, the party had amused themselves by walking upon the flume, which is elevated at 1 point, a distance of about 30 feet. She was returning on her perilous journey, when her dress caught in one of the cross beams, and she fell on the rocks below, striking upon her head, the blow producing instant death." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 22 May 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"PAYNE--[May 20th 1866] - The wife of Samuel T. PAYNE was instantly killed by falling from the high bluff near Fort Point, San Francisco, on to the rocks thirty feet below." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1867, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PAYNE--Interment in San Francisco, Jan. 24, Thaddeus PAYNE, 3." Source: Alta California, 8 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"PAYNE--In San Francisco, March 5, 1919, William H. PAYNE; native of Brooklyn, N.Y., aged 70 years." Source: Sacramento Union, 6 March 1919. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PAYRAN--San Francisco, Sept. 12, 1875, Mrs. Jane Ellen PAYRAN, wife of Stephen of Petaluma, aged 49y, heart disease." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 23 Sept 1875. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor. Transcriber's note: In another section she is listed as PAYSON.


"PAYRAN--San Francisco, Sept. 12, 1875, Mrs. Jane Ellen, wife of Stephen PAYRAN of Petaluma, aged 49y." Source: Santa Rosa Times, 23 Sept 1875. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.

"PAYSON--In this city, March 25, Carter Noyce PAYSON, devoted husband of Mrs. Ella M. PAYSON, and loving father of Clarence, Eugene A., and Harry C. PAYSON and Mrs. D.R. ATKINSON of Portland, OR., a native of Rockland, Me., aged 71 years, 11 months and 24 days. A member of Naval Lodge F. and A.M. of Vallejo; Ship Joiners Union of Vallejo, and Triumph Lodge, No. 180 A.O.U.W. of San Francisco. (Portland and Eastern papers please copy.) Notice of funeral hereafter. Remains at the parlors of H.F. Suhr & Co., 2919 Mission street, between Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth streets. Source, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 March 1912.

"PAYSON--In this city, May 4, Mary D., wife of Alonzo P. PAYSON, a native of Hope, Me., aged 41 years. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Call, 7 May 1887, p. 8.

"PAYTON--In South San Francisco, November 22, Caroline M. PAYTON, aged 49 years and 9 months. Funeral to-day, at 1 p.m., from No. 5 Tenth avenue, South San Francisco." Source: Daily Alta California, 24 Nov 1885.
"PEABODY--In San Francisco, Nov. 8, Alfred Bancroft, son of Wm. Gardner PEABODY, aged 5 years 8 months and 11 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 10 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PEABODY--In this city, October 18, John E. PEABODY, of the firm of BROWN & PEABODY, a native of Vermont, late of Wisconsin, aged 43 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-morrow (Monday) at 10 o'clock a.m., from the First Presbyterian Church, Stockton street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 19 Oct 1873.


"PEABODY--In this city, January 24, Joseph PEABODY, a native of Massachusetts, aged 52 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this (Tuesday) afternoon, at 2 1/2 o'clk, from 729 Market street, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 25 Jan 1870.
"PEACOCK--Albert E. PEACOCK was born in San Francisco, Calif., October 15, 1871 and passed away at Cedarville, Calif., August 11, 1929. He leaves to mourn his death a grief stricken widow at San Francisco; one sister, Mrs. Thomas ACTY of this place and two brothers, John H. of Del Monte, James O. and George W. PEACOCK of this place. His burial took place in the Cedarville cemetery yesterday afternoon." [Transcriber's note: the article says there are two brothers, but three are listed.] Source: Surprise Valley Record (Cedarville, Modoc County, CA), 14 Aug 1929. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"PEARCE--In this city, December 26, 1898, Henry M., dearly beloved husband of mary PEARCE, and father of Mrs. Joseph MELLS, Mrs. S.A.D. JONES and Nellie G. PEARCE, a native of England, aged 63 years, 10 months and 9 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Thursday) at 11 o'clock, from his late residence, 1625 Oak street. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 29 Dec 1898, p. 11.


"PEARD--In this city, March 12, Henry, beloved husband of Sophie PEARD, and father of Mrs. James ROBERTSON, Mrs. E. Z. BOWEN, Mrs. B. W. SHORT and Johnny PEARD, a native of England, aged 47 years, 5 months and 4 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectively invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Tuesday), at 1:30 o'clock, from Memorial Hall, Odd Fellows' building, corner of Market and Seventh streets." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 13 March 1899, p.9. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.

"PEARD--In this city, March 12, Henry, beloved husband of Sophie PEARD, and father of Mrs. James ROBERTSON, and Mrs. E. Z. BOWEN, Mrs. B. W. SHORT, and Johnny PEARD, a native of England, aged 47 years, 5 months and 4 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Tuesday), at 1:30 o'clock, from Memorial Hall, Odd Fellows' building, corner of Market and Seventh streets." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 March 1899, p.12. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"PEARSE--[Sept 15th 1867] - C.H. PEARSE, grain dealer, of San Francisco, was drowned at Santa Cruz." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1868, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PEARSE--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Sept. 17 - PEARSE, a grain dealer of this city, and member of the Corn Exchange, was drowned while bathing at Santa Cruz on the 15th." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 18 Sept 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"PEARSON--In this city, December 1, 1922, Jessie D., beloved wife of James PEARSON and loving sister of J.C. and G.N.G. HALLIDAY and A.T. HALLIDAY of Pictou, Nova Scotia, a native of Nova Scotia, aged 62 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Monday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. a the chapel of the Golden Gate Undertaking Co., 2475 Mission Street." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 2 Dec 1922. Transcribed by Bill Halliday.
"PEARSON--In San Francisco, on 27th Jan. Mr. Samuel PEARSON, of Troy, N.Y. The deceased was a passenger in the ship Tarolinta, and is the tenth death which has taken place among the passengers since her arrival." Source: New York Weekly Tribune, 16 March 1850. Transcribed by John Ireland.


"PEARSON--In this city, June 27, at the residence of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin FOGARTY, Willie Francis, youngest son of Annie and the late William PEARSON, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 years and 9 months." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 29 June 1884, p. 6.

"PEARSONS--In Alameda, August 11, Colonel Hiram PEARSONS, a native of New Hampshire, aged 57 years. Friends are respectrfully invited to attend the funeral, this (Thursday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock from the Unitarian Church, Geary street." Source: San Francisco Call, 13 Aug 1868, p.3.

"PEASE--In this city, June 16th, Mabel Matilda, daughter of Dr. Giles M. and Gertrude S. PEASE, aged 8 months." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 June 1875.

"PEASE--In this city, June 16, of tubercular meningitis, Mabel Matilda, only child of Dr. Giles M. and Gertrude S. PEASE, aged 8 months. (Boston papers please copy.)" Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 18 June 1875.
"PEASLEY--LONE MOUNTAIN - The bodies of Benj. W. BALLOU and Thomas PEASLEY, 2 men who were shot in broils in Nevada - the 1st on the 2d of February and the last on the 3d of March have arrived in San Francisco for burial in Lone Mountain." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 24 March 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"PECK--At sea, on board the steamship Mariposa, en route to Honolulu), November 6, Lieutenant R. Bryon PECK, U.S.N." Source: Daily Alta California, 23 Nov 1885.


"PECKHAM--In this city, Oct. 16th, Benjamin F. PECKHAM, a native of Rhode Island, aged 69 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 18 Oct 1865.

"PEDEN--In this city, July 3, Anna Maria, eldest daughter of William and Jane PEDEN, a native of San Francisco, aged 3 years and 3 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW (Saturday), at 10 o’clock a.m. from the residence of the parents, Louisa street, between Third and Fourth, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.

"PEDEN--In this city, July 3, Anna Maria, eldest daughter of William and Jane PEDEN, a native of San Francisco, aged 3 years and 3 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Saturday), at 10 o’clock a.m. from the residence of the parents, Louisa street, between Third and Fourth, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 5 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.


"PEDERSEN--In South San Francisco, June 12, Alfred Norman, beloved youngest child of Ane K. and the late Berthineus PEDERSEN and beloved brother of Otto and Alma PEDERSEN, Mrs. [U??? can't read], Mrs. Amanda REDDY and Mrs. [??? can't read], a native of San Francisco, aged 10 years 11 months and 1 day.  Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday)..." [Submitter's note: Copy of newspaper obituary is blurry in spots, the rest of the obit is to difficult to read.] Source: San Francisco Examiner, 13 June 1896, p. 4. Transcribed by Susan Quinn.
PEDERSEN--In this city, September 4, Captain Christian I. PEDERSEN, beloved husband of Caroline M. PEDERSEN, and father of Mrs. S. HARTWICH, Mrs. Chris JENSEN, Mrs. J.K. OLSEN and Jenny, Rudolph W., Annie K. and Norman A. PETERSEN, brother of Mrs. Petrea ZAHNSEN, and grandfather of Arthur HARTWICH, a native of Poragrund, Norway, aged 62 years, 2 months and 13 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Thursday, September 7, at 12:30 o'clock, from his late residence, 1223 San Bruno avenue; thence to Masonic Hall, corner of Post and Montgomery streets, where funeral services will be held under the auspices of Mount Moriah Lodge, No. 44, F. and A.M., at 2:30 o'clock. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Sept 1905. Transcribed by jch.
"PEDLER--In this city, October 30, 1918, Charles, beloved husband of Annie PEDLER, loving father of Enid PEDLER, and devoted brother of Lloyd, Thomas and William PEDLER and Mrs. E.M. SULLIVAN, a native of San Francisco, aged 37 years. A member of the Brotherhood of Teamsters. Remains at the parlors of Surh & Wieboldt, 1465 Valencia street, between Thenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth." Source: San Francisco Call & Post, 1 Nov 1918.
"PEGUILIAN--In San Francisco, March 27th, Eugene Paul PEGUILIAN, aged 2 years, 4 months and 12 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 31 March 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PEIRCE--In San Francisco, Nov. 13, Bridget PEIRCE, aged 60 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 15 Nov 1871. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"PELL--In this city, January 3, Phillip PELL, a native of Polham, Westchester County New York, aged 46 years, 2 months and 17 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, form his mother's residence, corner of Green and Laguna streets." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 Jan 1869, p.2. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.

"PELLER--Suicide to Escape Pain - Mrs. Anna E. PELLER, who lived with her father at 844 Fell Street, San Francisco, committed suicide early yesterday morning by swallowing a quantity of carbolic acid. The evident cause of her deed was her intense suffering from cancer. She was 36 years old." Source: The Saturday Bee (Sacramento, CA), 3 Feb 1906, Page 8. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PELLON--In this city, September 1st, John PELLON, aged 50 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 3 Sept 1877, p. 3.
"PENBERTHY--In San Francisco, September 20, Mary A. PENBERTHY, aged 26 years." Source: The Sacramento Bee, 23 Sept 1872. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"PENDLETON--In San Francisco, Nov Emily E. wife of Capt. B.F. PENDLETON age 43 yrs." Source: Sacramento Bee (Death Notice Column for Nov 1868). Transcribed by Joanne Farris.
"PENDEGAST--In this city, December 14th, Honoria PENDEGAST, a native of the Parish of Ballinamona, County Cork, Ireland, aged 20 years. (New York papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Tuesday), at 2 1/2 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, 32 Welch street, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 16 Dec 1873.


"PENDERGAST--In this city, March 3, Catherine C. PENDERGAST, a native of New Jersey, aged 47 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar 1896. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"PENDERGAST--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, April 30 - Michael PENDERGAST was instantly killed by the caving of a bank at the deep cut on Broadway yesterday evening." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 1 May 1865. Transcribed by Dee.
"PENDERGAST--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.


"PENDERS--In this city, October 20, John, beloved husband of Annie PENDERS and father of Mrs. E. BURR and Jennie and Annie PENDERS, a native of the parish of English, County Tipperary, Ireland, aged 65 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Tuesday), at 9:30 o'clock a.m., from his late residence, No. 1318 Kentucky street, Potrero; thence to St. Teresa's Church, where a requiem high 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, 23 Oct 1894, p.7.
"PENDLETON--In this city, July 18, Daisey PENDLETON, youngest child of Mary E and Edwin S. PENDLETON, aged 1 year and 9 months (Philadelphia and St. Louis papers please copy). Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this Sunday at 3 o'clock from 5 Jane Street, near Howard." Source: San Francisco Call, 19 July 1868, page 3. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"PENDLETON--In this city, Nov. 13th, Millysent Eliza PENDLETON, aged 10 months and 18 days, twin daughter of Edwin S. and Mary E. PENDLETON." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 20 Nov 1865.
"PENGEL--In San Francisco, Nov. 26th, Johann Clement PENGEL, aged 41 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 3 April 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"PENHALLOW--In San Francisco, February 10th, Capt. D.P. PENHALLOW, aged 54 years, for many years a resident of Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands." Source: Sacramento Union, 15 May 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PENNELL--DEATH OF INSTRUCTOR--MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), October 28 - News has reached here of the death of Professor Robert F. PENNELL, who was the Principal of the Marysville High School from 1890 to 1892, and subsequently Principal of the Chico State Normal School. He was teaching in the San Francisco schools when the end came. R.F. PENNELL, of Newark, N.J., is a son of deceased." Source: The Saturday Bee (Sacramento, Cal.), 28 Oct 1905, Page 6. Transcribed by Dee.
"PENNINGTON--DEATH - in San Francisco, Nov. 24th, John PENNINGTON, aged 87 years, a native of Ireland." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 26 Nov 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"PENNOYER--Helene, beloved daughter of Alfred H. and Katheren P. PENNOYER, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 weeks. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, September 6, at 1 o'clock, from the residence, 839 Treat avenue." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Sept 1905. Transcribed by jch.



"PEOPLES--In this city, Rachel PEOPLES, a native of Tennessee, aged 84 years and 17 days. Friends can see the remains at her late residence, 232 Dolores street, after 2 o'clock P.M. THIS DAY (Thursday). Remains will be shipped to Petaluma TO-MORROW (Friday), on the 7 o'clock A.M. train." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 26 January 1893, page 8. Transcribed by Elaine Sturdevant.

"PEPLOW--In this city, February 7, Gertrude DeCeval? PEPLOW, daughter of Mrs. Robert G. LEWIS, a native of Memphis, Tenn., aged 20 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Monday), at 2 o’clock p.m. from Grace Church, corner of Stockton and California streets, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 9 Feb 1874. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"PEPPER--In Oakland, Sept. 15, 1939, John W., husband of the late Clara Louise PEPPER; father of Clara May and F. Henry PEPPER and the late Josephine CARMAN; brother of Mrs. W. MORTIMER and Fred and Frank PEPPER; a native of California, aged 82 years. Friends are invited to attend services Monday afternoon, Sept. 18, at 2 o'clock at the chapel of Albert Brown Co., 3476 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Interment private." Source: San Francsico Examiner, 17 Sept 1939. Submitted by Diane Tesene.
"PEPPIN--In San Leandro, May 2. John Barren PEPPIN, dearly beloved father of J.B. PEPPIN, Jr., Edwin B., Clarence C., Guy B., Raymond C., Mrs. Della GREGORY, Mrs. Minnie BRAY and Mrs. Allie CARROLL, a native of Essex, VT. (San Jose papers please copy). Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Wednesday) at 11 o'clock a.m. at San Jose. Interment San Jose." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 May 1915.
"PERATA--In this city, May 16, 1902, Bernard PERATA, beloved husband of Clara Louise PERATA, and father of August, Emelio, Enrico, Paul, Estelle and Virginia PERATA, Mrs. George McCRACKEN, Mrs. Charles CONSERVA, Mrs. John WHITING, a native of Alpicella, Genoa, Italy, aged 67 years, 2 months and 6 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 18 May 1902, page 39. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"PERATA--In this city, May 16, 1902, Bernard PERATA, beloved husband of Clara Louise PERATA, and father of August, Emelio, Enrico, Paul, Estelle and Virginia PERATA, Mrs. George McCRACKEN, Mrs. Charles CONSERVA, Mrs. John WHITING, a native of Alpicella, Genoa, Italy, aged 67 years, 2 months and 6 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow at 12:30 from his late residence, 426 Vallejo Street, thence, to Garibaldi Hall, 423 Broadway. Interment, New Italian Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 18 May 1902, page 39. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"PEREZ--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Dec. 7 -Ramon PEREZ died on the street yesterday from hemorrhage of the lungs." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 8 Dec 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"PEREZ--Died in San Francisco, Aug. 17, Victoria, wife of John PEREZ, of Santa Cruz, a native of San Juan, San Benito county, aged 23 years. [from the San Francisco Call -- Committed Suicide -- Mary PEREZ, a middle-aged woman, while despondent last night (Aug. 17th), swallowed a dose of carbolic acid and died a short time afterward in the Receiving Hospital. The deed was committed in a room in a lodging-house at 238 Fourth St. Some time ago Mrs. PEREZ left her husband and went to live with Alfred GROSS, a saloon-keeper. Yesterday morning GROSS, it is claimed, struck her, after accusing her of being too friendly with other men…[more details]…The husband of the woman is at present living at Santa Cruz.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito County), 24 Aug 1900. Transcribed by Dee.
"PERKINS--The steamer, 'Northerner,' Capt. W.L. DALL, plying between San Francisco, the North Coast and Victoria, struck a sunken rock when near Cape Mendocino, on the afternoon of the 15th inst., on the up trip, and shortly became a perfect wreck. Many passengers were saved, 32 lives were lost. Passengers lost: Mr. PERKINS to Steilacoom..." Source: Sonoma County Journal (Petaluma, CA), 20 Jan 1860. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor. 
"PERKINS--In this city, September 3, Belle, dearly beloved wife of W. PERKINS, mother of Hazel, Adell and Chester PERKINS, a native of San Francisco. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services Wednesday, September 6, at 10 o'clock, at the parlors of Carew & English, 29 Van Ness avenue. Cremation, Odd Fellows' Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Sept 1905. Transcribed by jch.
"PERKINS--BY STATE TELEGRPH, San Francisco, June 25 -- Orin M. PERKINS, a commission merchant, doing business at 308 Battery street, committed suicide at his residence on Chestnut street near Hyde, this morning by shooting himself through the head with a pistol. Mr. PERKINS was a native of Massachusetts, 50 years of age, and came to California in 1852. He was a quiet gentleman, of good habits and highly respected by his acquaintances. He was a partner in a store in Washington Territory, for which he purchased goods in this city, and did an agent commission business. " Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 26 June 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"PERKINS--In this city, June 6th, Richard PERKINS, aged 34 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 7 June 1875.


"PERMACK--In this city, November 8, 1927, HerbertPERMACK." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Nov 1927, p. 12 [Researcher's note: spelling Error: should be PER_N_ACK, not PER_M_ACK (this is a German name, vars: PARNACK, PARNACHT, PERNACHT)]. Contact: Dan Rathbun csg17057@bigfoot.com

"PERNACK--'COOS BAY WRECK BODY IS IDENTIFIED'--The body found on the beach near the wreck of the Coos Bay at Lands End Saturday was identified last night as that of Herbert PERNACK, 28, of 2065 Sutter street. The identification was made by William SCHMIDT of Petaluma, life long friend of the dead man. SCHMIDT said PERNACK had been missing since October 30. He declared that PERNACK was a "crank" on taking photographs of unusual scenes, no matter how difficult, and his theory is that the young man tried to get a picture from the Coos Bay and fell overboard. Dr. Shelby P. Strange, city autopsy surgeon, likewise was of the opinion the man was drowned, discrediting a theory that he was the victim of foul play." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Nov 1927, p. 4. 'WRECKED SHIP RESTS EASILY AT LANDS END AS SEAS CALM'--Thousands of Photo Takers Crowd Shoreline and Cliffs Near Scene--The wreck of the steamer Coos Bay was definitely established yesterday as a landmark. It served throughout the day as an attraction to thousands and an excuse for the sale of large quantites of hot dogs. The elements having effectually disposed of it as a ship, seemed inclined to let it alone. The sea was calm and the waves lapped gently at the steel sides. The weather was as clear as though there had never been a fog to trick a good steel steamer into attempting an overland journey and the cliffs swarmed with camera fiends taking advantage of the sunlight to snap pictures of the stricken vessel. As shipwrecks pictures most of these films are doomed to a complete lack of drama. The deserted hull, aside from being closer in shore than the conventions demand, looks natural enough to steam away and the snapshots might plausibly be entitled "Coos Bay Passing Through the Golden Gate." Only one large rock uncovered at low tide, piercing the plates near the bow serves to indicate that the Coos Bay was trying to pass through Lincoln Park instead. The vessel is unfortunate even in its status as an amusement attraction. The old wreck of the Lyman Stewart lies less than half a mile away, around a couple of points, and at least 50 percent of the throng that went out to view the wreck yester-day stood on the cliff above the riven hulk of the Lyman Stewart under the impression that they were looking down at the other ship. It looks more like a wreck and the waves breaking over it and sputtering through holes in the deck made it far more spectacular. --CAMERA FIENDS FOOLED --It attracted as many cameras yesterday as the more recent victim of the rocks and full many a San Francisco photograph album is going to contain a picture of the Lyman Stewart, carefully labeled "Wreck of the Coos Bay." The crowds watching the bona fide recent shipwreck, however, got one thrill yesterday afternoon that the Lyman Stewart fans missed. A seaplane hovered above the cliffs for a time and then suddenly swooped down directly over the Coos Bay. It almost skimmed the decks, turned sharply and shot up again, missing the cliff walls of the small cove by a dangerous margin. Comment was fairly evenly divided as to the aviator's skill, luck and foolhardiness. It is probable that several thousand people viewed the wreck during the day. A constant stream of people flowed along the abandoned right of way of the Market Street Railway Land's End Line and as closing time for shops and offices approached the crowd thickened. Parking space from Sea Cliff to the Legion of Honor Palace was jammed with automobiles and the drive was thick with traffic. --WRECK HEARING SET--What represented amusement for the crowd was serious in official quarters. Captain B.W. Olson of the Coos Bay filed his official report with Captain John K. Bulger, U.S. Inspector of Steamships; and officers and members of the crew were subjected to a brief oral examination. Olson's statement was to the effect that it was unusually foggy and that the blowing of fog whistles all about him and the sirens on the north side of the gate confused him. Chief Officer A. Sundall and Second Mate Andy Carlson had little to add to this statement. They said the vessel was proceeding at slow speed when the crash came. Bulger set the formal hearing for 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, at which time the officers and crew will be given a thorough examination. Official proceedings were rendered as brief as possible yesterday in order to give the crew a chance to rest and recover from their experience. The possibility of salvaging the was discussed at length yesterday by Captain Olson, representatives of the owners and Leb Curtis of Pillsbury & Curtis, local salvage agents. Olson was pessimistic, believing the vessel doomed.--EXPERT DUE AT WRECK--An expert from the firm of Merhit, Chapman & Scott of Los Angeles, is scheduled to arrive today to view the wreck and pass on the chances of salvage. The Coos BAy is valued at $450,000. A resolution was adopted yesterday by the Board of Supervisors commending "the bravery of the gallant life-saving crews" of the Fort Point, Point Bonita and Golden Gate life-saving stations. Copies of the resolution were forwarded to the commanders of each life-saving station and to the Coast Guard offices in San Francisco and Washington." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Oct 1927, p. O. 'WRECK SPECTATORS WITNESS TRAGEDY'--Body of Man Washed Ashore at Lands End--Thousands of Saturday afternoon spectators of the gradual disintegration of the wreck of the steamer Coos Bay at Lands End, yesterday were given a shock by the appearance of a piece of jetsam on the beach that proved to be a corpse. It was that of a young man and for a time after it had been taken to the Morgue, police thought it a clue to a murder mystery, as the skull and many other bones were smashed as though by beating. Dr. Shelby P. Strange, city autopsy surgeon, however, gave it as his opinion that the man was drowned and the bones were broken by beating against the rocks. The man was less than 30 years old, with light brown hair, tanned face and forearms, black trousers, white shirt and one low shoe. The body had been in the water not more than twelve hours." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Nov 1927, p. 10. Contact: Dan Rathbun csg17057@bigfoot.com
"PERISSINOTTO--Angelo - In this city, Dec 13, 1978, Angelo PERISSINOTTO, dearly beloved husband of Rosa PERISSINOTTO, dear brother of Gina CAMPAGNA, devoted brother-in-law of Luigi CAMPAGNA and Rina ALSTOLFO, also survived by many nieces and nephews, both in the United States and in Italy. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday at 8:30 a. m. from the Chapel of H. F. Suhr Co. 2919 Mission St. near 25th, thence to Immaculate Conception Church, 3255 Folsom St. where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated commencing at 9 a.m. Spiritual Bouquets preferred. Entombment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Recitation of the Rosary Sunday, 7:30 p.m." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Dec 1978. Contact: Madelyn Bechini


"PERKINS--In this city, January 25, 1893, Anna, beloved wife of Joseph G. PERKINS, and mother of Joseph, John and Gertie PERKINS and Mrs. J. E. WYMAN, a native of County Wexford, Ireland, aged 50 years and 9 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW (Friday), at 9:30 o'clock A.M., from her late residence, 418 First street, thence to St. Brendan's Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 10 o'clock A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 26 January 1893, page 8. Transcribed by Elaine Sturdevant.


"PERKINS--In San Francisco, Dec. 31st, Hannah, wife of Samuel PERKINS, late of Boston, Mass., aged 56 years and 3 mos." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 4 Jan 1859. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PERKINS--[June 25th 1866] - Orrin M. PERKINS, aged fifty years, committed suicide in San Francisco, by shooting himself through the head." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1867, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PERAZZI--In this city, May 27, Marguerite , the early beloved daughter of John and Anna PERAZZI, and devoted sister of Inez, Anita, Vera, Theresa and Frank PERAZZI, a native of San Francisco, aged 8 months and 14 days. The funeral will take place Tuesday, May 29, at 11 o'clock, from 37 Landers Street, and between Fourteenth and Fifteenth, Church and Dolores. Interment, Italian Cemetery. " Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 1906, page 5. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"PERRIER--ANOTHER SUICIDE -- A man by the name of PERRIER, dealer in paper hangings on Clay street, San Francisco, committed suicide on Sunday by shooting himself in the head with a pistol. PERRIER was a native of Switzerland and about 57 years of age. The S.F. 'Bulletin' mentions the following as the history of deceased: "He came to this country from Australia in 1849, and, going into business, accumulated considerable property. About 6 months ago, however, having become involved and met with bad success in business, he failed, and his store was levied upon and sold by the sheriff. Since that time he suffered from great depression of spirits. His wife, an accomplished lady, endeavored to retrieve the affairs of the house, and endeavored to get along by teaching pupils on the piano, and also by acting as a nurse in whatever respectable families she could find employment. On Thursday last she was called on to attend a sick acquaintance, and did not return to her house until the following day, when she found Mr. PERRIER very much depressed and partially intoxicated. The furniture of the house was in great confusion, and everything in disorder. Seeing this, she remarked that she would not go out nursing any more, but remain at home and keep things at rights. Her husband acquiesced, and Mrs. PERRIER then commenced arranging the furniture and putting the house in order. In doing so, she went temporarily outside the house, when she heard the report of a pistol, and upon entering the room where she had left her husband, found him stretched upon the floor in the last struggles of death. Blood was streaming from his mouth, and by his side lay a navy-sized revolving pistol. He died in a few minutes afterwards." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 29 July 1857. Transcribed by Dee.
"PERROTT--In this city, July 7, 1892, Mary Adaline PERROTT, aged 35 years and 10 months." Source: San Francisco Call, 9 July 1892, page 8.


"PERRY--In this city, January 29, 1920, Charles S. PERRY, beloved husband of Eda E. PERRY, and loving father of Nelson A., Arthur C., Bertha E., and Loraine F. PERRY, a native of New York, aged 56 years, 9 months and 18 days." Source: San Francisco Call and Post, 31 Jan 1920. Transcribed by jch.

"PERRY--In San Francisco, Jan. 22d, H.A. PERRY, in the 37th year of his age." Source: Sacramento Bee, 23 Jan 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"PERRY-[In San Francisco Jan 3]-Jas. PERRY, Mississippi, cholera." Source: Sacramento Transcript, 9 Jan 1851. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PERRY--In this city, December 1, 1890, L.C. PERRY, late member of Union Lodge, No. 1895, Knights of Honor, a native of Bangor, Me., aged 47 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY (Friday), at 10 o clock A.M., from the undertaking parlors of McAvoy & Gallagher, 20 Fifth street. Interment G.A.R. Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 5 Dec 1890. Transcribed by Susan Quinn.


"PERRY--In this city, August 8, Madeleine, beloved wife of Auguste PERRY, a native of France, aged 67 years and 7 months." Source: Alta California, 10 Aug 1887.

"PERRY--In this city, March 31, Philip, beloved husband of Mary PERRY, a native of Shropshire, England, aged 42 years. Funeral from his late residence, No. 1636 Mission Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 2 Apr 1882, p. 7. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.

"PERSCHEID--Marie Joos, 35 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 July 1899. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.

"PERSSON--In this city, May 18, 1902, Henry Arthur PERSSON, youngest and beloved son of Sven and Caroline PERSSON, and brother of Siegfried, Gotthard, and Herrman PERSSON, a native of San Francisco, aged 8 years, 4 months and 23 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow at 1:30 o clock, from the residence of his parents, 349 Alvarado, between Sanchez and Noe. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery."  Source: San Francisco Call, 18 May 1902, page 39. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"PERTCH--The authorities of Healdsburg, were placed in quite an embarrassing situation by the burial of R.H. PERTCH, the man found dead in the Union Hotel, last Friday morning. The friends of the deceased had made arrangements to inter the remains in San Francisco, but on arriving in Healdsburg Saturday morning, found that the funeral had taken place an hour before." [Subscriber's note: This was reported as HATCH in another article.] Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 13 July 1889. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.


"PESCE--In this city, Jan. 4, 1950, Edwardo PESCE, dearly beloved son of the late Lorenzo and Nicoletta PESCE, beloved brother of Nicoletta DITTAMO, Giovanni, Luigi PESCE, brother-in-law of Pietro DITTAMO, Jennie and Emild[e?] PESCE, also survivied by neieces and nephews; a native of Italy, aged [88?] years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, Jan 7, 1950 at 9:30 a.m. from the Chapel of Valente, Marini, Perata & Co, 4840 Mission St., thence to Corpus Christi Church, where a Mass will be said for the repose of his soul commencing at 10 a.m.. Interment, Italian Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 6 Jan 1950.

"PESTNER--In this city, Nov. 26th, Mathilda, youngest daughter of Ernst and Goergine PESTNER, aged 8 months and 8 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 27 Nov 1865.

"PETEGREVE--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 Steerage passengers] the lost are: Eleck PETEGREVE." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"PETERS--Anna A. PETERS [__*__] passed away Saturday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie METZKER in this city. Death was due to an attack of pneumonia from which she had been suffering for the past two months. Next April 8th would have been her 75th birthday. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Baptist church in this city, Rev. L. MEYER preaching the funeral sermon. She leaves to mourn her loss, three daughters, Mrs. Nellie PHILLIPS of Long Beach, Cal.; Mrs. Lura KEMP of San Francisco; and Mrs. Minnie METZKER of this city: two step daughters, Mrs. Addie RINEHART and Miss Lottie PETERS and son Harold PETERS. ­ Lakeview Examiner." Source: Surprise Valley Record (Cedarville, Modoc Co., CA), 6 Feb 1929. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds. (*There was a fold in the first line of this article and could not be read.)
"PETERS--One of the pioneers of Petaluma, passed away in San Francisco, Friday last. Mrs. Mary PETERS was the daughter of the late Judge T.K. CHAMBERS, formerly of this city and was born in Ohio in 1833. (Petaluma Argus)." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Dec 1889. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"PETERS--In this city, May 27, May Margarethe, youngest and dearly beloved daughter of Mathilde and the late John H. PETERS, and sister of Mrs. Henry G. GORDES, Eggert and Henry C. PETERS, a native of San Francisco, aged 24 years, 2 months and 25 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 1902. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"PETERS--In this city, January 8, 1892, Mrs. Sarah E. PETERS, beloved wife of William J. PETERS, a native of Providence, R.I., aged 36 years, 7 months and 21 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Sunday) at 2:30 o'clock p.m. from Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, corner Sixteenth and Market streets. Intement Masonic Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 10 Jan 1892.
"PETERS--Entered into rest February 9, 1981 Sol PETERS, dearly beloved husband of Florence PETERS, beloved father of Roberta and Ellen PETERS, loving grandfather of Scott BOYLE; devoted brother of June PETERS, Services Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. at Sinai Memorial Chapel, Divisadero St. at Geary, San Francisco. Interment, Home of Peace, Colma. Contributions to Kidney Foundation preferred." Source: San Mateo Times, 10 Feb 1981, p. 38. Transcribed by jch.
"PETERSEN--In South San Francisco, November 21, Catherine, infant daughter of John W. and Mary PETERSEN, aged 11 months and 9 days." Source: Daily Alta California, 23 Nov 1885.


"PETERSEN--In this city, Edward C., son of Sibbert and Eleanora PETERSEN, aged 4 months and 8 days. Funeral to-day, at 2 p.m., from No. 120 Twelfth street." Source: Daily Alta California, 29 Nov 1885.

"PETERSEN--In this city, Jan. 11, 1944, Hilda, beloved wife of the late Capt. Peter PETERSEN, loving sister of Natalie KING of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; Harold WATSON of Buffalo, N.Y.; aunt of Esther MERSEREAU, grandmother of Elsie MACRAE; a native of Norway. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, 2 o'clock, at the mortuary of Halstead & Co., 1123 Sutter st., near Polk. Interment, National Cemetery, Presidio." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Jan 1944. Transcribed by jch.
"PETERSON--TWO MEN KILLED - Two men were killed on board the steamship Constitution on her downward trip from San Francisco. A party were firing a salute out of an old cannon, in honor to Washington's birthday, when, by some mismanagement, 2 of their men were killed. Their names were PETERSON and OWENS." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 23 Mar 1864. Transcribed by Dee.
"PETERSON--THE LATE SAN FRANCISCO TRAGEDY -- The ‘Chronicle’ gives the following particulars of the PETERSON murder and suicide. It appears that the murdered woman was the 2nd wife of the murderer, the 1st having also obtained a divorce. Mrs. PETERSON had commenced action against her husband for a divorce on the ground of extreme cruelty, and yesterday afternoon she came to the city from her home on 27th street, near Howard, intending to meet her husband here and talk with him concerning the divorce, but as he did not meet her as agreed, she started back again on the Howard street cars. It is believed that PETERSON also came to the city and bought the knife with which he accomplished the terrible deed, reaching the place where he killed his wife before she arrived. Knowing she would have to pass over a small bridge which spans a creek there running across a narrow lane, he waited until she had alighted from the cars, and advanced to within a few feet of him, when he sprang upon her with the knife, and, notwithstanding her cries and entreaties, stabbed her 6 times in various portions of her body. One of the wounds penetrated the heart and she fell to the ground, expiring almost instantly. As soon as he had murdered his wife PETERSON ran off about 100 yards from the spot and stabbed himself 3 times in the left breast, the knife entering the heart. When PETERSON commenced stabbing his wife an express man was about crossing the bridge and was quite near, but terrified by the murderous expression of his countenance he turned and fled. Several young men and boys were in the vicinity at the time and saw the beginning of the stabbing, but ran away like frightened sheep. Charles PETERSON came here as a sailor on board a merchant vessel in the year 1859. He was a Swede, and like most of his countrymen, was industrious. He had left a wife in one of the Eastern cities -- Boston or Lowell -- and immediately upon his arrival here set to work to accumulate sufficient money to pay her passage to California. He succeeded in his efforts, sent for his wife, and she came. He continued to work hard, treated her well and supported her in comfort. But the seducer came into the orbit of PETERSON’s married life and ere long estranged the heart of his wife, so that she left her husband’s home, and not content with taking away all that properly belonged to her, carried off even the joint household furniture. His home was broken up, he cared no longer to remain steadily at work, and soon afterward joined T.J.L. SMILEY in his expedition to recover the treasure from the wreck of the Golden Gate. He returned to this city with a little money, and having ascertained beyond a doubt that his wife had been unfaithful to him, he then obtained a divorce from her. To illustrate the character of the man, however, we may mention that, even after her conduct toward him, meeting her in the street almost in rags, he spent 2 or 3 hundred dollars in providing her with decent clothing and other necessaries and comforts. With the remainder of his money he went into the express business, doing the carrying for the Sailors’ Home, on Battery street, and invested in some lots of land in the neighborhood of 27th street. Subsequently he left the service of the Sailors’ Home and took his stand with his wagon, opposite the Alameda ferry, on Davis street. He left that and went into the grocery business, having in the meantime married the woman whom he has now murdered." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 24 Apr 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"PETERSON--Dispatch from San Francisco, April 19 -- This evening a man named PETERSON, keeper of a grocery store at the corner of 26th and Howard streets, was found lying dead in a room adjoining the grocery with a knife in his hand and his wife dead beside him. He appears to have first killed her and then himself. Both were terribly cut and mangled and were fairly swimming in blood. They had lived happily enough, so far as known, though he is reported to have been drinking hard of late. The fatal affair was not witnessed by any, consequently the full facts can never be known." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 20 April 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"PETERSON--Dispatch from San Francisco, April 21 --An immense number of people today visited the scene of the PETERSON tragedy, near Bernal Heights, and there is a constant rush of morbid sight-seekers to Lockhart's undertaking rooms on Market street, where the bodies await the action of the Coroner. It is uncertain when an investigation will be held. The corpse of the murdered woman dressed with exquisite taste in a robe of fine silk material, with the insignia of the Catholic faith around and upon it, lying in state as it were in the rear room of the establishment and some 30 women and nearly as many men kneeling or sitting around it, while others are coming and going all the time. The scene is a remarkable and striking one, though a painful one to witness." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 21 April 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"PETERSON--In this city, July 12, 1900, Carolina PETERSON, beloved mother of Albert, John, Axel, Oscar, Gustav, and Eric PETERSON and Mrs. E GRINBERG, a native of Sweden, aged 78 years." Source: Newspaper clipping (unknown) in possession of submitter. Contact: Dan Kaufman dankaufman@comcast.net


"PETERSON--In this city, November 24, Christian, son of Heinrich and Rebecca PETERSON, aged 8 months and 12 days. Funeral to-day, at 2 p.m., from corner of Eighth avenue and K street, South San Francisco. Interment I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Source: Daily Alta California, 27 Nov 1885.
"PETERSON--Mrs. Clara." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 26 Feb 1915. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.


"PETERSON--In this city, September 16, Edward PETERSON, dearly beloved brother of Mrs. Hanna DAHIBOM, a native of Halstad, Sweden, aged 30 years, 7 months and 24 days. A member of Court Precita, No. 3398, I.O.F.; Aerie No. 5. F.O.E.; and Structural Iron Workers. Friends and members of Structural Iron Workers' Union/ Court Preicta, No. 3398, I.O.F. and Aerie No. 4 F.O.E. are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Thursday) at 2 o'clock p.m. at the chapel of Craig, Cochran & Co., 1169 Valencia street, near Twenty-third. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemterery, by funeral car from Thirtieth street and San Jose avenue." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Sept. 1907, p. 6.
"PETERSON--In Santa Fe, N.M., March 1, Emil, dearly beloved son of P.E. PETERSON, brother of Abe PETERSON, and nephew of Mrs. Nettie THOMPSON, Mrs. Jennie LARSON and Mrs. Hilma NELSON, and uncle of N.E. PETERSON, a native of Oland, Sweden, aged 20 years, 11 months and 7 days. A member of Journeymen Plumbers' Union, No. 444. Remains at the chapel of Craig, Cochran & Co., 1169 Valencia street, near Twenty-third." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar 1908, p. 9. Transcribed by jch.
"PETERSON--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Dec. 11 -- George C. PETERSON, an old and esteemed citizen of this city [San Francisco], died at the Lick House last night from the effects of inhaling gas. The deceased was about 65 years of age, a Dane by birth, and an old merchant of this city from 1849 up to a few years ago. More recently he has been acting as the agent of James LICK, proprietor of the Lick House, in property matters in this city." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 12 Dec 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"PETERSON--In this city, Nov. 8, 1946, Mae Irene PETERSON, dearly beloved wife of Henry W. PETERSON, loving mother of Henry J. PETERSON Jr., Mrs. Lorraine M. JENNINGS and Mrs. Evelyn E. BAKER, loving grandmother of Dennis Dillon BAKER and idolized daughter of the late Elizabeth G. CONWAY; a native of San Francisco. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 10:30 o'clock at the Memorial Chapels of Carew & English, Masonic at Golden Gate Ave." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 11 Nov 1946, p.15. Transcribed by Gwen Drivon.


"PETERSON--In this city, March 4, Isaac PETERSON, aged 64 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 5 March 1895.

"PETERSON--Coroner LELAND, of San Francisco, held an inquest yesterday on the body of James PETERSON, who died on November 7th of blood poisoning, super-induced by knife wounds inflicted by Jack MALANDA at the intersection of Battery and Jackson Streets, on November 4th. The Jury returned a verdict of justifiable homicide." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Nov 1901. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PETERSON--In this city, October 6, John PETERSON, aged 59 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 9 Oct 1885.
"PETERSON--San Francisco, January 3 - The man found dead on the wharf yesterday was identified as Otto PETERSON, a sailor and Swede, aged 33 and single. He died of hemmorrhage of the lungs (Following day paper reads (It is now believed that Otto PETERSON, the Swedish sailor found dead Tuesday, was foully dealt with)." Source: Sacramento Bee, 3 Jan 1883, p.3. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"PETERSON--In La Porte, Sept. 5th, P.F. PETERSON, aged about 29 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 15 Sept 1865.


"PETERSON--In this city, June 25, Peter Gustaf PETERSON, son of J.M. and Augusta J. PETERSON, aged 1 year, 9 months and 9 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday), at 1 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, [96?] Minna street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 27 June 1875.

"PETITI--Frank D. - March 11, 1977; beloved husband of the late Mary PETITI; loving father of Jack SMITH, Glen SMITH, Helen DOWNALL, Frank PETITI and Patricia PRAUSE; survived by 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday and are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Chapels of VALENTE-MARINI-PERATA & CO., 4840 Mission St., thence to St. Cecelia's Church, where a mass of Christian Burial will be offered commencing at 9:45 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday evening at 8 p.m." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 March 1977, p. 20. Transcribed by jch.

"PETITI--Mary B. - Entered into rest, December 21, 1969, Mary B. PETITI dearly beloved wife of Frank PETITI; loving mother of Jack SMITH, Helen DOWNALL, Frank PETITI and Patricia PRAUSE; beloved sister of Helen EKERS, Ernest CORYELL and Rita CHAPUT; idolized grandmother of nineteen granchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call after 7 p.m. on Monday and are invited to attend the funeral on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. from the Chapel of Valente, Marini, Perata & Co, 4840 Mission Street, thence to St. Michael's Church where a Mass will be offered commencing at 9 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Rosary Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting hours until 9 p.m." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Dec 1969, p. 34. Transcribed by jch.

"PETKOVICH--Mario John - In this city, August 24, 1968. Mario John PETKOVICH, dearly beloved husband of Victoria PETKOVICH, loving father of John and Jerry PETKOVICH, devoted son of John and the late Katie PETKOVICH; loving brother of Mary SUKOVITZEN, aged 53 years. Funeral Monday at 9:30 a.m. from the Chapel of Valente Marini, Perata & Co., 4840 Mission St. Rosary Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. Interment private Holy Cross Cemetery. Visiting hours until 9 p.m." Source: San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner, 25 Aug 1968, Sect.B, p.7. Transcribed by Nancy Posey.
"PETRONE--In this city, October 27, 1917, Burt, husband of the late Genevieve PETRONE, and father of Mrs. Gladys HOWARD, a native of Italy, aged 54 years. A member of Barbers' Protective Union. Remains at the new parlors of Suhr & Wieboldt, 1405 Valencia st., between 25th and 26th sts. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 39 Oct 1917, p. 4. Transcribed by jch.
"PETRONE--In this city, October 27, 1917, Genevieve, wife of the late Burt PETRONE, and loving sister of Mary, Cecelia, Edward, Louis and Mildred COX, a native of Minnesota, aged 23 years. Remains were forwarded from the parlors of Suhr & Wieboldt, 1465 Valencia st., Monday, Oct. 29 to Sacramento, Cal., where services and interment will take place." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 39 Oct 1917, p. 4. Transcribed by jch.


"PETTERSEN--In this city, July 8, Laus PETTERSEN, a native of Denmark, aged 56 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 9 July 1875.
"PETTERSON--In this city, March 2, William, dearly beloved husband of Christine PETTERSON, and loving father of Walter and Ethel PETTERSON, a native of Malmo, Sweden, aged 45 years, 8 months and 3 days. A member of Golden State Lodge, No. 216, I.O.O.F., of Vallejo, Cal., Swedish Society of San Francisco and Journeymen Shipwrights' Association. (Vallejo papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services Thursday, March 5, at 1 o'clock, at Swedish-American Hall, 2174 Market street, near Fifteenth street, under the auspices of the Swedish Society. Interment, Cypress Lawn Cemetery, by funeral car from Thirtieth street and San Jose avenue. Remains at the chapel of Craig, Cochran & Co., 1169 Valencia street, near Twenty-third street." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar 1908, p. 9. Transcribed by jch.
"PETTI--In this city, October 2, John PETTI, a native of the British West India Isles, aged 51 years and 6 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Saturday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from St. Mary’s Hospital." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 Oct 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.


"PETTINOS--In this city, Oct. 18th, Peter C. PETTINOS, a native of Venice, aged 78 years and 7 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 19 Oct 1865.

"PETTIT--In this city, March 11, Alanson PETTIT, a native of New York, aged 65 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 March 1899, p.12. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.

"PETTIT-In this city, May 29, Terry PETTIT, a native of England, aged 46 years. Funeral from the parlors of Cowen, Porter & Co., funeral directors, 118 Geary Street.  Interment Laurel Hill cemetery." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 3 June 1885, page 7, column 4. Contact: Tony Pead  tpead55@gmail.com
"PETTY--In this city, Nov. 27th, John Edgar, son of Emily PETTY, a native of Stockton, late at Clinton, Alameda county, aged 6 years, 6 months and 5 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 29 Nov 1865.


"PEYRAN--THE LATEST TRAGEDIES--No Clue Yet to the Murderer of Old Philip PEYRAN--A Suspect in Jail - The Police Believe That Mrs. FASSLER is Not Telling the Truth--It has been definitely settled that the charred body which was found in the ruins of John OLSEN's dwelling on Sixteenth street - an account of the burning of which was published in Saturday's Record-Union - was that of Philip PEYRAN. It was believed at first that John OLSEN was the victim, but that gentleman has been found alive and well. It appears that when he went away OLSEN left the house in charge of PEYRAN and requested him to sleep there. IT WAS MURDER. That PEYRAN was foully murdered before the house was fired there seems to be little doubt. The police are working diligently on the matter, and hope to be able to unravel the mystery. Officer SNOOK arrested a man named MURRAY during the fire on suspicion of being an incendiary. It was not known at the time that a human life had been lost. MURRAY had been acting rather strangely around the house, getting in the way of the firemen and trying to impede them in their work. He made conflicting statements to the officer, and it was decided to lock him up. THE VICTIM. Philip PEYRAN, the victim of this latest murder, was 64 years of age, and was well known in this city. He owned an express wagon which for a long while has stood at K and Eighth streets. Some years ago his wife, a well-known saleslady in different local stores, procured a divorce from him. He was the father of Miss Belle PEYRAN, a teacher in the Sacramento Public schools, and Charles and Philip PEYRAN, Jr. The sons, who are grown men, live, one in the State of Washington and the other in San Francisco. THE AUTOPSY. City Physician C.B. NICHOLS performed an autopsy yesterday afternoon on the remains of the unfortunate Mr. PEYRAN. The fracture in the skull, the doctor says, was undoubtedly made with a hammer or some blunt instrument. In his opinion PEYRAN was murdered before the house was fired - probably a couple of hours before. This, he says, is evident for several reasons. The large quantity of blood that was found where the body lay proves conclusively that PEYRAN was not injured during the fire, for in that case there would have been no blood visible. Besides this no heavy timbers had fallen from the roof during the fire, and, more than that, there were no timbers in the building heavy enough to have made such a wound by falling upon PEYRAN." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 8 June 1891. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PEYSER--DEATH OF SAMUEL PEYSER--The city papers bring information of the death, in San Francisco, on the 14th instant, of Samuel PEYSER, a former well-known and pioneer resident of Hone Lake valley. Mr. PEYSER will be remembered by all the oldest residents of this section, as he was for many years engaged in business of various kinds among them. In the absence of definite data, it may be said that he came into this valley with his family in the middle sixties and kept a store in Milford for sometime, afterwards removing to Susanville, where he engaged in merchandizing. He next engaged in the hotel business and under the conduct and control of Mrs. PEYSER and himself, the old Stewart House on the corner of Main and Gay Streets became noted as a model interior hotel. Being dissatisfied, Mr. PEYSER removed to Sierra Valley for a few years, returning again to Susanville and again resuming charge of the Stewart House. In 1888 or '89, he removed finally from Susanville and went to Lakeview, Oregon, where he engaged in the hotel business, until the death of Mrs. PEYSER several years ago, when he went to Oakland to reside. Mr. PEYSER was one of the charter members of Silver Star Lodge No 135, I.O.O.F., of Susanville. His sons, Dave and Abe, and his daughter, Mrs. A. BIEBER, of Lakeview, survive him. He was 76 years of age." Source: Big Valley Gazette (Bieber, Lassen Co., CA), 24 Dec 1902. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"PEYSER--In this city, December 14, Samuel PEYSER, beloved father of Abe L. and Dave PEYSER and Mrs. A. BIEBER, a native of Germany, aged 76 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 December 1902, p. 6. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"PFAAF--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Mar. 5 -- George PFAAF, the German musician who hacked his head so terribly with a hatchet last week, in attempting to destroy his life, died of his injuries yesterday. There is no doubt but that he had been for some time insane." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 6 March 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"PFARRER--In this city, November 12, Anna Mary, wife of the late Benedict PFARRER and dearly beloved mother of Alex R. and Charles Theodore PFARRER, a native of Switzerland, aged 68 years 7 months and 18 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 14 Nov 1904.
"PFEFFER--Hanged Himself - For nine days Mrs. Agnes PFEFFER, a bride of seven months, had been seeking for her husband, and yesterday she found him swinging from a limb of a big gum tree on the edge of Sutro forest, San Francisco. PFEFFER was about 45 years of age, and had lived with his wife and several daughters by a former marriage. His suicide was undoubtedly due to temporary insanity." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 24 Nov 1904. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"PFEIFFER--In this city, October 17, Caspar PFEIFFER, a native of Bavaria, aged 42 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, No. 2600 Folsom street, corner of Twenty-second." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 19 Oct 1874, p.7.

"PFEIFFER--In Alameda, Cal., June 2, Rudolph, beloved husband of Emma R. PFEIFFER and beloved father of Francis A. and Myrtle J. PFEIFFER and the late George and Leslie PFEIFFER, a native of Germany, aged 49 years 9 months and 25 days. A member of Golden Gate Lodge, No. 30, F. A. & M. (Pennsylvania papers please copy)." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 June 1911. Transcribed by Evalou.

"PFIRTER--In this city, July 7, Marie Elise PFIRTER, a native of Germany, aged 61 years and 3 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Thursday) at 2 o'clock p.m., from her late residence, 226 Oak street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 8 July 1875.


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