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.

"PODESTA, A.J., 36." Source: San Francisco Call, 18 Sept 1909, p. 15.
"PODESTA--In this city, August 1, Walter A. PODESTA, aged 13 years, 10 months and 24 days." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 5 Aug. 1884, p. 8.
"POEHLMAN--In this city, February 2, William, beloved husband of Rosine POEHLMAN, a native of Bavaria, Germany, aged 63 years, 8 months and 19 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow, Sunday, at 2 o'clock from Masonic Temple, under the auspices of Doric Lodge, No. 2l6, Sister Lodges are invited to attend. Interment Masonic Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 Feb 1888. Transcribed by Sylvia.


"POINTER--San Francisco, July 11 - William POINTER, 67 years and 11 months." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 13 July 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"POKET--Israel, age 71." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Sept 1915. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
POLAK--Helen Isabel- aged 80, daughter of a pioneer California family, a friend to many: known for her many accomplishments and volunteer work, died 19 September "86; she was the beloved wife of Daniel POLAK for 60 years; mother of Leslie Ann and Rowena Allison: adopted mother of Bill and Jackie, mother-in- law of Bob and Norman and adored grandmother of Dan, Ellen, Billy and Becky. Private services were held Monday Sept. 22, 1986. Family prefer donations to Ross General Hospital Memorial Fund, Ross or your favorite charity. CHAPEL OF THE HILLS San Anselmo 453-8440." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Sept 1986 p.44. [Submitter's notes: Mrs. POLAK was the great-granddaughter of gold rush merchant Oser MEYER and the granddaughter of another merchant pioneer Herman FRIEDLANDER.] Contact: Diane Dworzack  dijaq@hotmail.com
"POLASKI--At Llanada, July 12, William POLASKI, a native of Illinois, aged 30 years, 11 mos., 25 days. […died suddenly. He was taken with a hemorrhage while traveling on the New Idria stage and was removed to OLIVER’s store, where he died. He had been a sufferer from consumption for years and, seemingly, nothing but his indomitable will kept him alive. POLASKI was a veteran of the Spanish-American war, having served with the 1st California regiment in the Philippines, where he contracted the dread disease…The body was taken to San Francisco, Thursday, and interred in the national cemetery at the Presidio.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 15 July 1904. Transcribed by Dee.
"POLITEO--Ivan (In Starigrad, Dalmacia Austria)." San Francisco Examiner, 4 March 1905. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"POLIVKA--Charles A. "Charlie" Died May 30, 2003 in Berkeley. Born on Valentine's Day, 1919 in Klamath Falls, OR, he grew up in San Francisco, graduating from Polytechnic High School in 1937. He married Wilma JAMES in Berkeley in June 1941. He then moved to Albany, where he lived for the rest of his life. He served in the Army in WW II, mostly in New Caledonia. He had a lifelong love of photography, working for Hirsch & Kaye, Rief Camera and Adolph Gasser. After retirement, he spent many hours in his garden. He always enjoyed talking and joking with friends and acquaintances. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Wilma; daughters, Wendy and Debi and three grandchildren. As per his wishes, there will be no service. If you wish to make a donation to your favorite charity in his name, his family thanks you." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 15 June 2003. Transcribed by Lynn Glocker.
"POLL--Deaths: Fran POLL." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1907. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
POLLARD---In this city, April 26, Emma L. POLLARD, beloved wife of Isaac POLLARD, and mother of Mrs. L. J. DE BONNET and Walter POLLARD." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 1 May 1906, page 9. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"POLLARD--Mrs. Fanny." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 6 June 1891.
"POLLOCK--Died in San Francisco, suddenly, Dec. 13th, Edward POLLOCK, Esq., well-known as a newspaper writer and as a poet of considerable merit." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 16 Dec 1858. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"POLLOCK--Dispatch from San Francisco, May 5 -- William POLLOCK, alias O'NEIL, a deck-hand on the Stockton steamer, who was knocked down with a club some days since, died at the Marine Hospital today." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 6 May 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"POLLACK--Dispatch from San Francisco, May 6 -- Charles Lewis MILLER, who hit Wm. POLLACK, coal passer on the steamer Nebraska with a bung starter, from the effects of which blow he died, was arrested today and booked on a charge of murder." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 7 May 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"POND--In this city, January 6, 1899, Evelyn May, only daughter of Enoch and May LONGFELLOW POND, a native of San Francisco, aged 5 years and 4 months. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 7 Jan 1899.
"PONG--Warrants were last Friday, sworn out by Yee Ah SING, a merchant of 705 Jackson St., San Francisco, for the arrest of So Ah WING, Hong Ah NOW and Lee DING, for the murder of Gee PONG, which occurred July 5, 1886, at 35 Waverly Place. Gee PONG was on the blacklist of the Yong Dow Highbinder Society and the three men charged with the crime were appointed to kill him. The murderers escaped and police were unable to locate them. Friday, Yee SING came forward and is prepared to swear that he saw Lee DING fire the fatal shot. The three Chinamen were found on a ranch near Santa Rosa. (Santa Rosa Democrat)." Source: Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, CA), 19 Oct 1893. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"POOLE--The jury in the case of Mrs. Jane SHATTUCK, who had been on trial in San Francisco for over 2 weeks, charged with the murder of Harry POOLE, came in Friday night with a verdict of murder in the first degree, fixing the punishment at imprisonment for life. It is reported that 9 members of the jury stood out for several hours insisting that the death penalty should be inflicted. Mrs. SHATTUCK shot and killed Harry POOLE, a young man who was heir to an estate of about $100,000, because of his refusal to marry her daughter, Truly SHATTUCK, who is recognized to the prettiest girl in the Tivoli chorus." Source: Salinas Weekly Index, 10 May 1894. Transcribed by Dee.
"POOLE--In this city, July 11, Emma J. wife of Leonard H. POOLE, a native of Boston, Mass., aged 39 years, 3 months and 5 days. [Boston papers please copy.] Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Sunday), at 2 1/2 o’clock p.m., from her late residence Halfway House, Long Bridge, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 13 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"POOLE--In this city, Dec 19th, John Henry POOLE, later Purser of steamer Pacific." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 20 Dec 1865.
"POOLE--Died in San Francisco, Sept. 13, Josephine, beloved wife of J.E. POOLE, daughter of the late Dr. Robert RANKIN, a native of Placerville, Cal., aged 40 years." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 17 Sept 1897. Transcribed by Dee. 
"POOLE--In this city, November 10, Captain William POOLE, beloved husband of Sarah POOLE, father of Grace M. and William W. POOLE, brother of Mrs. W.M. BRISCOE and uncle of Mrs. C.C. WHITE, a native of England, aged 59 years 10 months and 15 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 11 Nov 1904.
"POOLER--In this city, Nov. 11th, Theresa R. POOLER, a native of Ireland, aged 27 years and 11 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 13 Nov 1865.
"POORE--Percy POORE, brother of Supervisor POORE, of this place, died at San Francisco Monday." Source: Surprise Valley Record (Cedarville, Modoc County, CA), 29 Nov 1929. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.


"POPE--ALLEN POPE, 70 OF CANBY PASSES--Allen POPE, 70, of Canby, died Saturday at the Modoc General Hospital. Mr. POPE had been ill for several days and has been an occupant of the hospital. He was the father of James POPE and Coon POPE of Canby and had one daughter, Dorothy of San Francisco." Source: Surprise Valley Record (Cedarville, Modoc County), 13 Feb 1936. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"POPE--On the morning of 4th inst. Eliot, son of John F. and Malvina L. POPE, aged 9 months and 6 days. Funeral this day at 2 p.m., from her residence, Minson St. near Broadway." Source: Alta California, 5 March 1852. Transcribed by Kim.
"POPE--In this city, August 21, Helene Margaretha, daughter of Gus. and Helene Christine POPE, aged 5 months and 19 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Friday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, 218 Brannan street without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 22 Aug 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"POPE--In San Francisco, Jan. 4th, James Oscar, son of *** POPE, a native of Machias, Maine, aged 24 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 Jan 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"POPLANSKI--Interment in San Francisco, April 13, POPLANSKI, Poland, 30." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"POPP--In this city, August 8, Jacob POPP, a native of Germany, aged 34 years." Source: Alta California, 11 Aug 1887.
"PORTAL--In this city, August 1, Mary PORTAL, a native of Ireland, aged 38 years. Interment Wednesday, August 6, at 10 o'clock a.m. from the parlors of W.J. Mallady, No. 733 Mission street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 5 Aug. 1884, p. 8.
"PORTER--In San Francisco, September 1, 1947, Ernest Harold PORTER, beloved father of Harold M. PORTER, Trenton, Mo., George F. and Ernestine PORTER, Sparks, Nev.; devoted brother of George F. PORTER, Los Angeles, Henry David PORTER, Millbrae, Theodore L. PORTER, Kansas City; Clarence H. PORTER, Newtown Square, Pa.; Mrs. Edith LOVETT, Slayton, Tex. A member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The remains will be forwarded to Reno, Nev., Wednesday evening by the Colonial Mortuary of Crosby- N. Gray & Co., 3 Park road, Burlingame, for services and interment. **** Harold M. PORTER, 44, of San Francisco, a brother of Henry David PORTER of Millbrae, died yesterday in the Southern Pacific hospital in San Francisco. The remains will be shipped tomorrow by Crosby - N. Gray of Burlingame to Reno, Nev., for services and interment." Source: San Mateo Times, 2 Sept 1947, p.11. Transcribed by jch.
"PORTER--In Hollister, Aug. 25, Dr. Geo. C. PORTER, a native of England, aged 52 years, 7 mos., 19 days. [The Final Summons -- Last Friday, in the early hours of evening, Dr. Geo. C. PORTER, a man who occupied a high position as a physician and citizen, was cut down by death. He was a man of positive character, strong purpose and untiring perseverance, yet kind, considerate and exceedingly charitable… Dr. PORTER had been lying dangerously ill at his ranch in Grass Valley, where he had gone for rest early in the summer for the past 2 months. A week before his death, realizing that the end was near, he requested to be brought to his home in this city, where the final summons came…He was

born in England, January 6th, 1853. After he was graduated from school, desiring to become a druggist, he was apprenticed to an apothecary in his native city, the apprenticeship to last 7 years. Becoming convinced that the man for whom he was working was not treating him fairly, he decided to come to America. As he was working for his board and clothes, he had no money, but finally managing to borrow enough to pay his passage steerage, he set sail, arriving in New York without a dollar. The desire to become a druggist was still strong within him. He worked and saved until he succeeded in getting enough money together to take through the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. After working at his profession in the east a few years, he went to South America to try his fortune and finally decided to come to California, arriving in San Francisco in 1877. In 1881 he came to Hollister engaging in the drug business until 1890. In that year he disposed of his business to attend medical college in Philadelphia, returning here immediately after his graduation. His rise in his profession was rapid and marked…The funeral was held from his late residence on Monterey street, Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. The body was taken to the Cypress Lawn cemetery, Monday morning, and was cremated.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 1 Sept 1905. Transcribed by Dee.
"PORTER--In this city, on the 1st February, Capt. Richard PORTER, aged 37 years, formerly of Buffalo, N.Y." Source: Daily Alta California, 3 Feb 1856.
"PORTER--In this city, Nov. 6, 1935, Sophie, beloved wife of Lowry Clare PORTER." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 8 Nov 1935. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"PORZELT--In this city, May 22, Christoph PORZELT, a native of Germany, aged 55 years, 5 months and 12 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 27 May 1889. Transcribed by Brian White.
"POSEY--In this city, Sept. 6th, in the City and County Hospital, Louis POSEY, a native of Mississippi, aged 26 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 8 Sept 1865.
"POST--In this city, March 9, Ann Eliza POST, mother of Ella B HUNT, Eva GRAY, Eugenia L BENNETT, Albert E., Ralph M., Stanley O., and Lillie POST and the late Frederick L. POST, a native of New York City, aged 85 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 March 1911. Contact: genealogy@parquer.com
"POST--J.B. POST Loses Brother--J.B. POST received a telegram Sunday announcing the death of his brother, Henry C. POST, in San Francisco. No particulars of the cause of his death were received by Mr. POST. Monday morning, in company with his sons, L.B. POST and M.J. POST and his wife, Mr. POST went to San Francisco to attend the funeral. The deceased had lived many years in San Francisco." Source: Healdsburg Tribune, 8 Jan 1914. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"POST--SUICIDE--Joseph A. POST committed suicide in San Francisco on Monday last, by cutting his throat with a razor. He had made several attempts previously to take his life, and was in consequence confined in the county hospital, where he finally succeeded in his rash purpose." Source: The Union Democrat (Sonora, Tuolumne Co., CA), 7 July 1860. Transcribed by Dee.
"POSTEL--In Alameda, June 3, Fanny E.B. dearly beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph POSTEL, and sister of Anna and Gertrude POSTEL and Mrs. James H. HJUL, a native of San Francisco." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 June 1911. Transcribed by Evalou.
"POTTER--In this city, August 8, Eugene Leslie, second son of Walter S. and Clara A. POTTER, a native of San Francisco, aged 6 years, 10 months and 16 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Sunday), at 1:30 o'clock P.M. from the residence of the parents, 1928 Jessie St." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 9 Aug 1885.
"POTTER--Frederick A. POTTER and John McFADDEN, from New York, were drowned on Sunday last in the Laguna, near the Presidio road, San Francisco." Source: The Union Democrat (Sonora, Tuolumne Co., CA), 7 Apr 1855. Transcribed by Dee.
"POTTER--In Oakland, August 31, 1883, George C. POTTER, a native of New York State, aged 65 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Monday) at 1 o'clock p.m., from the residence of Mrs. Charles S. Potter, No. 600 Seventeenth Street, Oakland. The remains will be taken to Laurel Hill Cemetery, San Francisco, on the 2:15 Creek boat. Interment private." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 3 Sept 1883, page 4. Transcribed by Carolyn.
"POTTER--In this city, August 3, Gussie, twin son of John and Mary POTTER, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 months and 8 days." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 5 Aug. 1884, p. 8.
"POULDER--In Carson City, Sept. 28th, Clara, daughter of T.A. POULDER, aged 10 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 5 Oct 1865.
"POURSILLIE--In this city, Dec 27th, Adrien POURSILLIE, a native of France, aged 72 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 28 Dec 1865.
"POWELL--In this city, July 23, J.K. POWELL (better known as Capt. James KNUDSON), a native of Denmark, aged about 54 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Thursday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from No. 651 Sacramento street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 24 July 1879.
"POWELL--In this city, July 30, William P. POWELL, a native of Philadelphia, aged 73 years, 8 months and 7 days. Funeral will take place TO-DAY (Friday), at 1 o'clock p.m. from Christ Church Mission, Young Men's Hall, Pacino street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 1 Aug 1879, p.4, c.4. Transcribed by Joyce Kroninger.
"POWELSON--In this city, May 29, Charles, son of John P. POWELSON, a native of San Francisco, aged 15 years, 5 months and 24 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Wednesday), June 1st at 2 o’clock p.m., from the parent’s residence, 11?2 Union street." Source:San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 June 1881. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"POWER--In this city, Nov. 13th, Levi H. POWER, of Shasta, aged 45 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 15 Nov 1865.
"POWER--Nick POWER Dead--Nicholas POWER, who died in San Francisco on Wednesday, was for several years, employed as a flour packer at the Buckeye mills. The wife of the deceased died in this city about three years ago, and his oldest daughter, Mrs Mary Ann FARRENKAM, was burned to death in San Francisco over a year ago. He was a native of County Waterford, Ireland. Six children, four sons and two daughters, are left to mourn his loss. He will be buried in St Mary's Cemetery, Oakland, this morning. At one time he was a member of the local lodge of the Knights of Honor." Source: Marysville Daily Appeal, 30 Oct 1896, front page. Contact: Candi Zizek   cz@corbinconnections.com
"POWER--In this city, January 18, 1937, Patrick POWER, loving brother of Mrs Alice HARDY: a native of County Waterford, Ireland. Funeral today (Wednesday) from the chapel of J. C. O'Connor Co, 455 Valencia Street, thence to Mission Dolores Church, where the requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul at 9:45 am. Interment, St Mary's Cemetery, Oakland." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 20 January 1937, page 9.
"POWER--Rev. Patrick." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 March 1915. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"POWERS--In this city, June 17, Elizabeth POWERS, aged 2 months." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 18 June 1875.
"POWERS--In this city, March 17, Ellen POWERS, beloved sister of Mrs. P. HANDLEY and Mrs. L. HUSSEY, a native of County Limerick, Ireland, aged 56 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Friday) at 2 o'clock P.M., from her late residence, 428 1/2 Seventh street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, March 18, 1887.
"POWERS--Hanorah, 57 yrs." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Jan 1892, p. 7.
"POWERS--In this city, January 13, Hanorah, beloved wife of Michael POWERS, a native of county Cork, Ireland, aged 57 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Friday), at 9:30 o'clock, from her late residence, 682 Clementina street; thence to St. Joseph's Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 10 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Jan 1892, p. 10.
"POWERS--In this City, April 17, 1950, John J, beloved father of Evelyn L. POWERS, brother of Peter POWERS. A Requiem High Mass will be offered for the repose of his soul on Thursday, April 20, at St Monica's Church, Geary Blvd at 23rd Ave, commencing at 9:30 AM. Interment private. Carew & English Service." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Apr 1950, p. 15. Contact: Candi Zizek   cz@corbinconnections.com
"POWERS--WAS IT MARY ANN?--Statement That the Young Woman is Dead--THE ASPHYXIATION ROUTE--Not a Very Definite Establishment of Her Identity---The Letters of Inquiry. A few days ago an account of a newly married couple being asphyxiated appeared in the San Francisco dailies, and accompanying it were the following death notices: In this city, December 30, 1894, Mary, beloved wife of the late John SMITH, and daughter of Nicholas POWERS, and sister of Alice and Jennie POWERS, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 22 years. In this city, December 30, 1894, John, beloved husband of the late Mary SMITH, a native of Ireland, aged 28 years. A lady who resides in San Francisco wrote to her father, a well-known resident of this city, informing him that the woman who was the victim of the deadly gas burner was the daughter of Nicholas POWERS who worked at the Buckeye Mills for a number of years, and had been married to Henry FARENKAM, for a number of years employed in the Kimball stable. An "Appeal" reporter tried to locate FARENKAM yesterday but was informed that he has not resided in this city for some time, but had been in town the early part of the week. Those who are intimately acquainted with FARENKAM stated that he had never been divorced from Mary Ann, and that there must be some mistake, as she was a native of Marysville, not of Pennsylvania, as stated in the death notice. Her father's name is correctly stated as are also the names of her two sisters, and her age is about correct. About a month ago the unfortunate young woman wrote to a friend in this city to ascertain if Henry had any money and if he still owned an interest in the stallion, but she never said a word about being divorced or having been married again. Henry and his wife did not lead a very happy life as he got into trouble with her several times when she resided in the Fourth Ward. Until FARENKAM comes to town again it will be impossible to ascertain if he knows anything about the divorce proceedings having been instituted, or if he was aware that his wife was married again. A well known resident of this city informed an APPEAL reporter last night that Mary Ann POWERS was born in Pennsylvania and that she came to this city with her mother after her father, Nicholas POWERS, had obtained employment. Her sisters, he stated, were all born in this city. He knew nothing, however, about her being divorced from FARENKAM." Source: Marysville Daily Appeal, 4 Jan 1895, p.1. Contact: Candi Zizek  cz@corbinconnections.com


"POWERS--In this City, October 28, Nicholas beloved husband of the late Elizabeth POWER, father of Alice, John Joseph, Katie, Peter and Timothy POWER and brother of the late Peter POWER a native of County Waterford, Ireland.  Aged 54 years.  (Marysville Cal., please copy). Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invitedd to attend the funeral tomorrow (Friday), at 9:30 o'clock a.m., from the parlors of the United Undertakers, 27 and 29 Fifth street.  Internment, St. Mary's Cemetary, Oakland, by 11 a.m. boat." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 29 Oct 1896. Contact: Meg Hughes meghughes53@yahoo.com

"POWERS--In this city, at St. Mary's Hospital Peter POWERS, a native of Ireland , aged 38 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attent the funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 8:30 o'clock a.m. from the parlor of James McManus.  Seventh and Castro streets Oakland; thence to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 o'clock a.m.  Internment St. Mary's Cemetary, Oakland. OAKLAND ALLIANCE, NO. 5, ST. P.A. OF A-Officers and members of Oakland Alliance, No. 5, St. Patrick's Alliance of America, are notified to attend the funeral of our late brother, Peter POWERS, to-morrow (Sunday), at 8:30 o'clock a.m. from the parlors of James McManus, Seventh and Castro streets, Oakland. By order of T.J. DESMOND, President." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 Aug 1896. Contact: Meg Hughes meghughes53@yahoo.com
"POWNING--In Grass Valley, Sept 20th, Mrs. Mary POWNING, aged 79 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 5 Oct 1865.
"POYNTER--On Bear River, April 12th, Dr. J. R. POYNTER, aged 36 years." Source: Alta California, 22 April 1860.
"PRAG--In this city, October 30, George W., beloved son of Martin and the late Rebecca PRAG, a native of New York, aged 39 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Thursday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, 818 Filbert street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 1 Nov 1888, p. 8.
"PRAESENT--In San Francisco, March 31st, Conrad PRAESENT, aged 63 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 3 April 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"PRAHL--In San Francisco, March 4, Christian F. PRAHL, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, aged 42 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 March 1865. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.

"PRATT--In this city, March 14, Cotton PRATT, a native of Quincy, Mass, aged 88 years and 2 days." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, March 15, 1887. 
"PRATT--At Clipper Mills, Butte county, June 15, Lucy R., wife of E.H. PRATT, aged [?2] years and 9
months." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 18 June 1875.
"PRATT--Sallie." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Sept 1930. Transcribed by Sylvia.
"PRATT--In this city, November 27, Thomas H. PRATT, aged 37 years, 7 months and 24 days." Source: Daily Alta California, 30 Nov 1885.
"PREBLE--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: D.H. PREBLE." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"PRECHT--Dispatch from San Francisco, March 22 -- The funeral of Dr. Carl PRECHT, who died suddenly today, will take place on Sunday." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA). 23 Mar 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"PREDDERGAST--DISPATCH from San Francisco, Feb. 16 -- Michael PREDDERGAST, alias "Shiner," died in the hospital today." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 17 Feb 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"PREDMORE--At Oak Run, Shasta county, Dec. 29th, Eliza Jane, daughter of J. H. and Sophronia PREDMORE, aged 4 years and 7 days." Source: Daily Alta California, 16 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"PRENDERGAST--Roger, 62 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 July 1899. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"PRENEL--Dispatch from San Francisco, Oct. 23 -- The case of Henry BEC, charged with the murder of Catharine PRENEL, was today continued till the next term of Court. Mr. LLOYD, BEC's counsel, contends that Chas. MORTIMER, now in jail at Sacramento on a charge of murdering another woman, killed PRENEL and robbed her." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 24 Oct 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"PRENEL--Dispatch from San Francisco, Dec. 9 -- Henry BEE [spelling iffy] is on trial in the 19th District Court for the murder of Caroline F. PRENEL. This is the case in which Carrie MORTIMER, wife of the notorious Charles MORTIMER, in jail at Sacramento, is an important witness for the defense." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 10 Dec 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"PRENTICE--In San Francisco, October 17, 1884, Frank PRENTICE, formerly of Sacramento." Source: Sacramento Bee, 17 Oct 1884. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"PRENTICE--In San Francisco, October 17, Frank PRENTICE, formerly of Sacramento, aged [?] years. [Funeral will take place on the arrival of the San Francisco train to-morrow at 12 pm.]" Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 17 Oct 1884. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"PRENTICE--In Stockton, Sept. 25th, Thomas PRENTICE, aged 42 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 29 Sept 1865.

"PRESCOTT--Died at San Juan, Mar. 26, Mrs. Catherine PRESCOTT, a native of Canada, aged 77 years, 5 mos. […had been seriously ill for some time past, died at her home near San Juan last Wednesday…a pioneer of this community, arriving in San Juan about 50 years ago. She was a lady of many fine qualities…Two children are left to mourn her loss, a son, W.S. PRESCOTT, Supervisor of District No. 2, and daughter, Mrs. Emma MOSBY, of San Francisco. The funeral will take place today from the residence of her son near San Juan.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 28 March 1902. Transcribed by Dee.
"PRESCOTT--In this city, December 12, at the Palace Hotel, George W. PRESCOTT. ** The funeral services will take place to-day (Monday), at 10:30 o'clock a.m., at the parlors of the Palace Hotel, first floor. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland. Please omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 December 1902, p. 6. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"PRESTON--Joseph PRESTON, a bookkeeper for the telephone company, committed suicide yesterday at his residence, 2529 California Street, San Francisco, by turning on the gas and inhaling the deadly carbon monoxide vapor, Preston was 35 years old and was a married man, having two children. Dissipation and domestic difficulties are thought to be the cause." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 Jan 1901. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"PRESCOTT--The inmates of the Stevenson House were considerably annoyed this morning at an offensive smell that pervaded the establishment and upon trying to discover its source as found that it came from a room occupied by R. PRESCOTT. The door was broken open, when the dead body of PRESCOTT was found lying on the bed. It is thought that he had committed suicide on Monday night. No cause in known which could have impelled him to commit the deed." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 28 March 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc."
"PRESTON--In this city, August 1, William H. PRESTON, a native of Boston, Mass, aged [31?] years. Notice of funeral in Tuesday's paper." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 2 Aug 1875.
"PREUSSER--In San Francisco, April 5, 1917, Herman PREUSSER of Red Bluff, Tehama county, brother of Mrs .William REEVES of Red Bluff, Mrs. Helen SHIPLEY of Dunsmuir, Siskiyou county, Amil PREUSSER of New York City and Albert PRUSSER of Red Bluff, a native of California, aged 36 years." Source: Sacramento Union, 8 April 1917. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PRICE--Funeral services for the late Andrew PRICE, a former resident of this city, veteran of the Civil War, farther of Arthur PRICE, a San Francisco newspaper man, P.L. PRICE of Atlanta, Ga., and L.A. PRICE of Los Angeles, who died at his home in Oakland, were held at St. John's Catholic Church, here, on Monday morning. The deceased was a native of Castlebar, Sligo Co., Ireland, he came to Ca. in 1873. He was 76y and is survived by a widow in addition to the other relatives named. As a youth he served 2 enlistments in Ohio Reg. in our Civil War. He was for many years justice of the peace of this township and was forest supervisor in Inyo Co. during President McKinnley's administration." Source: The Sotoyome Scimitar (Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., CA), 21 Jan 1920. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.


"PRICE--Name: Hazel Heath PRICE; Date and time of death: March 23, 1957, 1:05 p.m.; Sex: F, Color: cauc; Birthplace: San Francisco, California; Date of Birth: (about) October 5, 1884 [submitter's note: She was born 10 Oct 1884]; Age at last birthday: 72 years; Name and birthplace of father: Joseph FLOOD, California; Maiden name and birthplace of mother: Minnie PROVANC, California; Citizen of what country: USA, SS# - [private]; Last occupation: housewife; Name of last employing company, self; Marital Status: widowed; Place of death: California Hospital 1414 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, Ca.; Length of stay in county of death: 1 1/2 years; Last usual residence: 953 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA; Buried on 27 March 1957, Forest Lawn Memorial Park; Funeral Director: Cunningham & O'Connor - Los Angeles; Cause of death: Adeno carcinoma - generalized - abdomen due to: hypertension, afteriosclerosis, due to: Congestive Heart Failure; Autopsy performed: yes; Informant: Mr. Henry W. PRICE" Source: Death Certificate Abstract from Death Certificate 5649. Contact: Margie Hinton marhinton@earthlink.net

"PRICE--enry Wesley PRICE; DOD: November 18, 1960, M, W, Born: San Francisco, California; DOB: 5 September 1912, age at last birthday: 49 yrs; Name and birthplace of Father: Unknown Price - unknown; Maiden name and birthplace of Mother: Hazel unknown, unknown; Citizen of what country: USA SS# 568-01-4597; Name of last employing company: unknown; Kind of industry: unknown; Ever in Armed Services? Yes, WWII; Marital Status, never married; Place of Death: Hollywood Receiving Hospital, 1350 N. Wilcox Avenue, Los Angeles; Length of stay in country of death: unknown, Length of stay in California, unknown; Buried: 29 November 1961, Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA; Funeral Director: Utter McKinley Mortuary, 444 S. Vermont Avenue; Cause of death: arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease; Coroner held an inquest. Autopsy performed? No; Informant: Public Administrator, 437 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA." Source: Death Certificate. Contact: Margie Hinton marhinton@earthlink.net

"PRICE--In this city, May 15, Jennie PRICE, beloved daughter of Hugh and Mary PRICE, a native of San Francisco, aged 10 months and 15 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-MORROW (Tuesday) at 2 o’clock p.m. from the residence of the parents, No 218 O’Farrell street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 16 May 1881. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"PRICE--DEATH of an OLD CALIFORNIAN - Dr. Johnson PRICE, one of the California Pioneers of 1849, died at his residence in San Francisco Saturday morning last, after a long illness, from consumption. Dr. PRICE was a native of Kentucky and had reached the age of 45 years. Before coming to California he had served as a member of the Convention which revised and amended the Constitution of Kentucky, and was an officer in the Kentucky volunteers in the Mexican war. For some time after his arrival here he practiced medicine in Sacramento, his partner being Dr. PROCTOR, and he was at one time in charge of the hospital in that county. He was a member of the State Senate, from Sacramento, and was Secretary of State during Latham's administration." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 10 Feb 1868. Transcribed by Dee.
"PRICE--In San Francisco, Feb. 8th, Dr. Johnson PRICE, aged 45 years." Source: Sacramento Union, 10 Feb 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PRICE--In this city, July 23, Laurence PRICE, a native of Ireland, aged 38 years." Source: Alta California, 26 July, 1879.
"PRICE--In this city, July 6, Sarah PRICE, a native of Rhode Island, aged 28 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 8 July 1875.
"PRICE--In this city, April 8, Sarah, beloved wife of J. B.. PRICE, and mother of Mrs. C. J. KAIGHIN, Mrs. C. A. HELLWIG, Merton S. and Lottie G. PRICE of Seoul, Corea, a native of England, age 68 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 o’clock, from he residence of her daughter, Mrs. C. A. HELLWIG, 971 McAllister street. Interment, Odd Fellows’ Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Apr 1900, p. 10. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"PRICE--In this city, December 9, 1890, Maria PRICE, a native of Virginia, aged 106 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 10 Dec 1890. Transcribed by Susan Quinn.
"PRIDE--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Nov. 12 -- Michael PRIDE, who sustained a fracture of both legs by falling off an embankment on Third street, near Bryant, some week since, died of his injuries, in the County Hospital last Saturday." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 13 Nov 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"PRIEBATCH--In San Francisco, March 10, 1886, Julius PRIEBATCH, father of Mrs. Morris ASH of Reno." Source: Reno Evening Gazette, Tuesday, 11 March 1886. Contact: Pamela Schmidt pkschmidt@gmail.com


"PRIEBATCH--In this city, February 9, Minna, wife of the late Julius PRIEBATCH and beloved mother of Mrs. Amelia HOENIG, Mrs. Jennie ASH and the late Mrs. Julius MERZBACH, a native of Hamburg, Germany, aged 86 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Friday), at 10:15 o'clock a.m., at her late residence, 1520 Geary street. Interment, Hills of Eternity Cemetery, by 11:30 a.m. train from Third and Townsend streets. Please omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 11 February 1904. Contact: Pamela Schmidt pkschmidt@gmail.com
"PRIEN--At rest in this city, February 2, J. Henry C., dearly beloved husband of Margaretha PRIEN, and devoted father of Mrs. Theo WEHR, Mrs. William P. WREDEN, Mrs. William RABBEN, Henry, Ida and Lillian PRIEN, a native of Kiel, Germany, aged 69 years, 10 months and 18 days. A member of the San Francisco Schuetzen Verein. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Wednesday February 5, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, 1030 Levenworth street, between Pine and California. Interment, Cypress Lawn Cemetery, by electric funeral car from Thirteenth and West Mission streets. Special car for the accommodation of friends." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 3 February 1913, p. 13. Transcribed by jch.
"PRINCE--In San Francisco, Oct. 20, Mrs. Henrietta F.E. PRINCE, of Boston." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 6 Nov 1871. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PRINGLE-- POLICEMEN WITNESS MURDER - A dispute over a skiff at Fisherman's Wharf late afternoon ended in the killing of a man by the name of PRINGLE by Fred KOHLER. PRINGLE started to bombard KOHLER's brother Jacob with rocks as he sat in the boat. He followed this up by seizing him and holding him under the water. Fred KOHLER saw it and picked up a rifle and shot PRINGLE dead. The incident was witnessed by Policemen FERGUSON and EDWARDS." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 22 April 1906. Transcribed by Phyllis Stengl.
"PRINGLE--In this city, October 7, 1896, Richard PRINGLE, a native of Scotland, aged 36 years. Friends and acquaintances and members of the Pacific Coast Marine Firemen's Union are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Friday) at 1:30 o'clock p.m., from the undertaking parlors of McGinn Bros., 31 Eddy Street. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 8 Oct 1896, page 13. Transcribed by Carolyn.
"PRIOR--A Pioneer Dead - James K. PRIOR, who was widely known in San Francisco and the State, died yesterday at his home on San Jose Avenue, San Francisco. He was 76 years old and had been a resident of California since 1853. His estate is estimated at $3,000,000." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 23 March 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PBINZ [sic.]--In this city, March 3, Ewald PRINZ [sic.], a native of Germany, aged 56 yeras, 7 months and 5 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 4 March 1895.
"PRIOR--In Cacheville, Yolo county, John PRIOR, a native of Ireland, late of London, England, aged 75 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 8 Nov 1865.
"PRIOR--In this city, May 28, Joseph, youngest son of James and Annie PRIOR, a native of San Francisco, aged 7 years and 3 months. Funeral from the residence of his parents 29 1/2 Rausch Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 29 May 1885, p. 4. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"PRISNER--Interment in San Francisco, April 10, Thomas PRISNER, Germany, 32." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"PRITCHARD--In this city, February 6, Francis A., beloved son of Jennie and the late John H. PRITCHARD, and brother of Marlon PRITCHARD, a native of San Francisco, aged 23 years …" (Funeral: 9 Feb 1893; Mass: Sacred Heart Church; Interment: Mount Calvary Cemetery). Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Feb 1893. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"PRITCHARD--In this city, March 11, George W. PRITCHARD, a native of California, aged 25 years and 13 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 12 March 1895.
"PRITCHARD--February 7, 1874 - John PRITCHARD jumped out of a third-story window in San Francisco, and was instantly killed." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PRITCHARD--At Marysville, August 21st, S.H. PRITCHARD, of San Francisco." Source: Daily Alta California, 23 Aug 1863, p. 4.
"PROCTOR--BLIND AND DEAF, HE WALKS TO HIS DEATH. Eighty-Year-Old G. W. PROCTOR Dies After Being Hit by a Cable Car. G. W. PROCTOR walked directly in front of an east-bound McAllister-street cable car at the corner of Octavia and McAllister streets yesterday, and died late in the afternoon at the Central Emergency Hospital after an operation had been performed in an effort to save his life. PROCTOR was four-score years of age, deaf and blind in one eye and although Gripman Patrick CAREY of the car which struck him, did all in his power to attract PROCTOR's attention by ringing the gong, the unfortunate walked straight to his death, unknowing of danger. Policeman HERMENEZ of the Southern Station, who was a passenger on the car in question and witnessed the action, stated that the gripman could not possibly have avoided striking PROCTOR, and while CAREY was locked up on a charge of manslaughter, it is probable that he will be speedily released. CAREY has been railroading for eighteen years, and in all that time has met with no accidents, that of yesterday being his first. He is regarded as a careful and conscientious workman by his superiors. PROCTOR, it is said, has had several narrow escapes from similar accidents." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Aug 1904. Contact: Thomas M. Freitas freitas@railsoft.com



"PROEHL--In this city, Aug. 28, 1942, Carl J. U. PROEHL, beloved brother of Mrs. Marie LACY and devoted uncle of Jane LACY. A member of Machinists’ Union No. 68 and Court S. F. No. 10, I. O. F. Funeral Monday, at 1:30 p.m., from Gantner, Felder, Kenny Chapel, 1965 Market Street at Duboce Ave. Interment, Woodlawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 Aug 1942, Page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"PROFFATT--In this city, July 22, John PROFFATT, a native of England, aged 32 years. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 24 July 1879.
"PROFFATT--In this city, July 22, John PROFFATT, a native of England, aged 32 years." Source: Alta California, 25 July 1879.
"PROFFATT--In Memoriam John PROFFATT, L.L.B. At a meeting of the Bar Association of San Francisco, held on the 22d day of July, 1879, the following resolutions of respect to the memory of the late John PROFFATT, were unanimously adopted: resolved, That by the untimely death of our late brother, John PROFFATT, this Association and the Bar of San Francisco have lost a member who, though yet young in years, had by his high personal character, endeared himself to his brethren, and by his industry and intelligence overcoming the obstacles to success, which humble birth and early poverty had placed in his path, had attained a rank as an author of legal works, which was recognized thoughout the land. Resolved, That the Bar of San Francisco has lost a useful member, whose high integrity was an example to all and whose professional attainments were being so employed that while the fruits of his industry brought honor upon himself, they also reflected credit upon the body of which he was a member. Resolved, That by the early death of our late brother the Law, of which he was a diligent and conscientious teacher, as well as student, has sustained a severe blow." Source: Alta California, 23 July 1879. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"PROVIZZA--John." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 28 March 1891.
"PROVOST--In this city, Jan 8th, Stanhope PROVOST, eldest son of C. B. and M. J. POLHETHUS, aged 3 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 9 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"PRUSER--William, age 76." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Sept 1915. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"PRUSSO--Near San Jose, September 1, 1898 John PRUSSO, a native of Genoa, Italy. Aged 58 years, 8 months and 27 days. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence corner of Phelan Ave. and Alameda TO-DAY (Saturday) September 3, 1898 at 9:15 a.m.; thence to St. Claire's Church, Santa Clara, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul. Interment at Santa Clara." [Note: He was married to Candalaria DE HARO.] Source: San Francisco Examiner, 2 Sept 1898, page 7, and San Jose Mercury, 3 Sept, 1898, page 4. Contact: Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net
"PRYZBOROWSKI--In this city, June 28, Leota, dearly beloved and only child of Sylvester and Mate PRYZBOROWSKI, a native of San Francisco, aged 4 months and 5 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 June 1904.
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