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.

"RABBITT--In the City and County Hospital, December 10, 1887, Andrew RABBITT, a native of Ireland, aged 38 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 13 Dec 1887, page 8. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.

"RABER--In this city, Sept. 7, 1933. Catherine RABER, beloved mother of Mrs. Helen D. BAKER, a native of Seattle, Wash. aged 56 years. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the chapel of H.F. Surh Co, 1919 Mission st near 25th st. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Sept 1933, p. 13
"RABLIN--In this city, December 1, Thomas H., beloved husband of Elizabeth J. Rablin and son-in-law of Mrs. KINSMAN, a native of Cornwall, England, aged 52 years 6 months and 6 days. (Vancouver, B. C. papers please copy.)." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 2 Dec 1905, pg 6. Contact: Lloyd Raeg lbraeg@frontier.com
"RADBRUCH [KADBRUCH?]--Herman A. age 85 years. Mortician - H.F. Suhr Co." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Nov 1940, p. 9. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"RADEMAKER--Richard RADEMAKER contributed to his quota to a Barbary Coast annals last night by shooting Mrs. Gussie MUNROE, habitue of the Cascade dance hall, and then shooting himself. Both will die." Source: Sacramento Bee, 24 Feb 1906, p.5. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"RADICH--In Gilroy, May 29, Mateo RADICH, brother-in-law of Antonio SVAMAZ[?] STOITH[?], a native of Austria, aged 40 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Wednesday), from St. Mary’s Cathedral, whence a Solemn Requiem High Mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 1/2 o’clock a.m." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 June 1881. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"RADIUS--In this city, February 14, Ludwig RADIUS, a native of Germany, aged 51 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 15 Feb 1895.
"RADSTON--In this city, October 6, 1896, Rebecca RADSTON, wife of the late Jacob RADSTON, and beloved mother of Julius and George RADSTON, Mrs. Siegfried LAUTER and Mrs. Maurice L. ASHER, a native of Germany, aged 59 years, 6 months, and 14 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Thursday, at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Maurice L. ASHER, 731 Eddy Street. Interment Hills of Eternity Cemetery, by Southern Pacific train leaving at 3:30 o'clock p.m." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 8 Oct 1896, page 13. Transcribed by Carolyn.
"RAEL--In this city, Dec. 18, 1952, Trutoso A. RAEL, dearly beloved husband of Beatrice RAEL, loving father of Mrs. Alma MACHADO, Mrs. Cleo ACOSTA and Mrs. Esther LUJAN, a native of New Mexico. The funeral will take place Satruday at 8:30 a.m. from the Chapel of J.C. O'Connor Co, 455 Valencia St, thence to St. Teresa's Church, where a Requiem Mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul commencing at 9 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Rosary Friday evening at 8 o'clock." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Dec 1952, p. 27.
"RAFAEL--Marysville (Yuba County) -- Mrs. Al. J.CLARK of this city has received the news of the death of her mother, Mrs. RAPHAEL, which occurred in San Francisco. Heart trouble superinduced by asthmatic conditions was the cause of death." Source: Sacramento Bee, 12 January 1906, p. 6. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
"RAFFERTY--In this city, January 5, Francis, son of William and Bridget RAFFERTY, a native of this city, aged 4 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this (Thursday) afternoon, at 2 o'clk, from the residence of the parents, 519 Jones street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 6 Jan 1870.
"RAFFERTY--San Francisco, October 13 - Sarah RAFFERTY, 29 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 15 October 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RAFFO--In this city, December 17, 1952, Fred A., beloved husband of Ann T. RAFFO, loving father of Joanne and the late Marjorie Ann RAFFO, loving son of the late John and Clara RAFFO, loving brother of Mrs. Rose GEROSA, Mrs. Elizabeth RAFFO and William RAFFO; a native of San Francisco. Funeral on Saturday, at 8:30 a.m. from the Comisky-Roche Funeral Home, cor. 16th and Dolores Sts.; thence to St. Paul's Church, where a Requiem High Mass will be offered for the repose of his soul at 9 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Rosary Friday evening at 8 p.m." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Dec 1952, p. 27.
"RAGEN--On Tuesday night last, Paul RAGEN, night watchman on board the steamer, Pelican, lying at the wharf of the California, Oregon and Mexico Steamship Company, fell through the main hatchway of the vessel and sustained injuries which resulted fatally yesterday morning. It apears that during the day, the hatch covers had been removed, and at night they were not replaced, only an old piece of sailing being thrown over the opening. RAGEN, having occasion to cross over one side of the vessel to the other, thought he would take a "short cut" not knowing the covers had been removed. The sail could not bear his weight and he fell through. He was removed to the United States Hotel on Beale Street, where he lingered until death came to his relief yesterday. Deceased was a native of England, aged 35 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 Jan 1869, p.1. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"RAGGIO--At San Juan, Apr. 16, Luis RAGGIO, a native of Italy, aged 75 years, 5 mos. [In the death of Don Luis RAGGIO, San Benito county loses another one of her early settlers. Deceased, whose father was a farmer in his native land…at the age of 21 came to New Orleans, where he remained for 5 years, during most of which time he acted as pilot on the Mississippi river. From New Orleans, he came to San Diego, via Mexico, from there went to San Francisco, where he remained 1 winter, then returned down the coast to Monterey, where he engaged in lumbering…(details of businesses)…In the dry year of 1863-64, he moved to San Juan, where he has ever since resided…He was married to Marie EINISA, and was the father of 6 children, 4 sons & 2 daughters. The funeral took place last Wednesday…] [from San Juan column -- …buried from the Catholic church…]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 19 April 1895. Transcribed by Dee.
"RAICEVICH--Died in San Francisco, Feb. 5, Lillie, dearly and beloved wife of Spiro RAICEVICH, and mother of George, Ella, Spiro, Peter, Lillie, Rudolph, Valeria and the late Regina RAICEVICH, a native of San Juan, aged 42 years." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 7 Feb 1902. Transcribed by Dee.


"RAICEVICH--In this city, January 4, 1899, Regina, beloved daughter of Spiro and Lillie RAICEVICH, and sister of George, Ella, Spiro, Peter, Lillie, Rudolph and Valeria RAICEVICH, a native of San Francisco, aged 7 years, 3 months and 28 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 Jan 1899, p. 3.
"RAICHE [RIACHE] Marie Louise." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr 1946. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"RAILTON--DEATH OF MRS. GEORGE M. RAILTON - The death is announced of Mrs. George M. RAILTON, in San Francisco. Mrs. RAILTON was long a resident of Sacramento, and prominent in social circles. She was a leading member of St. Paul's Church and Guild." Source: Sacramento Bee, 14 March 1904. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RAINEY--In Santa Rosa, August 25, Susie, eldest daughter of A.C. and Martha RAINEY, aged 15 years, 11 months and 26 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 6 Sept 1873.
"RAINEY--In Santa Rosa, August 25th, Susie, daughter of A.C. and Martha RAINEY, aged 15 years, 11 months and 26 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 10 Sept 1873.
"RAINS--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Aug. 12 -- George RAINS, late of Company B, 7th California Volunteers, was fatally stabbed in a saloon on Pacific street early this morning." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 16 Aug 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"RAIPER--In this city, December 3d, at the City and County Hospital, Henry RAIPER, a native of Germany, aged 40 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 5 Dec 1865.
"RALEIGH--In Oakland, February 25, James F. RALEIGH, a native of New York, aged 82 years, 3 months and 14 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 26 Feb 1895.
"RALEIGH--Thomas RALEIGH, a negro minstrel, was accidentally shot and killed on the night of the 5th, in the Bella Union, San Francisco." Source: San Mateo County Gazette (Redwood City, San Mateo County, California), 10 Dec 1859, Vol. 1 No.36. Transcribed by jch.
"RALEIGH--Death of Tom RALEIGH--A minstrel singer, dancer, and banjo player, known as Tom RALEIGH, was accidentally shot during a disturbance in the "Bella Union," on Washington street, in San Francisco, on Monday evening, by Frank HUSSEY, who was engaged with RALEIGH in the evening's performance. The room was crowded at the time of the shooting and much excitement ensued. The shooting arose out a difficulty in which HUSSEY was engaged with a man by name of ELMORE, when RALEIGH came up and while passing between them, received the shot from a pistol held by HUSSEY, and which shot was designed for ELMORE." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 7 Dec 1859. Transcribed by Dee.
"RALEIGH--HOMICIDE -- Frank HUSSEY, engaged as a minstrel at the Bella Union, San Francisco, accidentally shot Tom RALEIGH, one of his best friends, on Monday night last. HUSSEY had drawn to defend himself from a threatened assault with a knife, by one ELMORE, when his pistol went off and killed his friend RALEIGH." Source: The San Andreas Independent, 10 Dec 1859. Transcribed by Dee.
"RALPHS--In this city, August 18, Edwin, son of Arthur and Jane RALPHS, a native of Amador County, aged [3?] months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock p.m from the residence of the parents, Potrero, near the Rope Walk, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 20 Aug 1873.
"RALSTON--At Lon Moor, Iowa, November 17th, Robert RALSTON, aged 72 years, father of W. C. and A. J. RALSTON of this city." Source: Alta California, 20 Nov 1870.
"RAMBERT--In this city, August 20, Caroline F., daughter of Christian and Matilda RAMBERT, aged 6 weeks. The funeral will take place T0-DAY (Friday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from No. 32 1/2 Langton street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 22 Aug 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"RAMIRRAS--In this city, Janaury 28, 1895, Camilia RAMIRRAS, aged 66 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 29 Jan 1895, p. 15. Transcribed by Colleen Norby.
"RAMM--In this city, September 4, Henry, son of Hermann and Margaret RAMM, aged 6 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 6 Sept 1873.
"RAMMINGER--In this city, October 2, 1898, JOHN ANTONY RAMMINGER, beloved husband of Harriett RAMMINGER, a native of Bavaria, Germany. A member of the German Krieger Verein. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 3 Oct 1898, page 7. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"RAMPE, Ellen." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 28 Jan 1894, p. 20.
"RAMSAY--Ethel." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr 1946. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"RAMSDELL--In this city, August 22, after a brief illness, Mrs. Marie F. RAMSDELL, a native of Chili, formerly a resident of Nantucket, Mass., aged 37 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday), at 1 1/2 o'clock p.m, from her late residence, in the rear of 322 Main street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 24 Aug 1873.
"RAMSEY--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: Geo. RAMSEY." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"RAMSEY--July 29, 1874 - James RAMSEY, attache of Queen's circus stoned to death by hoodlums in San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RAND--In this city, August 11, at No. 1148 Sutter street, John H. RAND, a native of Albany, Maine, aged 55 years and 28 days. (Elko, Nevanda papers please copy.)" Source: Alta California, 13 Aug 1887.
"RANDALL--In Oakland, April 21st, H. M. RANDALL, Esq., formerly of Rhode Island, aged 36 years. The funeral will take place on Monday next, at 11 o'clock, A.M., from his late residence. Friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend." Source: Alta California, 22 April 1860. Contact: Janet Anderson JANR67A@aol.com
"RANDALL--MORE WORK FOR THE VIGILANCE COMMITTEE -- Dr. S. RANDALL, an old resident of San Francisco, was shot and instantly killed, on Thursday, by a man named HETHRINGTON, in a difficulty originating between the parties on account of some monetary transactions. HETHRINGTON is in the hands of the Vigilance Committee. We derive the above information from the telegraphic dispatch to the Sonora 'Herald.'" Source: The Union Democrat (Sonora, Tuolumne Co., CA), 26 July 1856. Transcribed by Dee.
"RANDALL, Samuel, 80 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1911.
"RANDEL--Dispatch from San Francisco, April 22 -- The funeral of the late Edward RANDEL took place today. He was the originator of the plan of building cottages in blocks in San Francisco and selling them out to people of small means on long time, at which he had been very successful." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 23 Apr 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"RANDHAHN--Edna M. In this city, September 4, 1982, dearly beloved wife of the late Henry RANDHAHN, loving mother of Gary J. RANDHAHN; dearly beloved grandmother of Keith, Gregory and Darren RANDHAHN; aged 71. Friends may call at the Mortuary Tuesday after 2 p.m. and are invited to attend the funeral, Wednesday, September 8 at 9:30 a.m. from the mortuary of W. C. Laiswell & Co., 6154 Mission St., cor. Wilson; thence to St. Michael's Church, Broad St. at San Jose Ave., where a mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. The Rosary will be recited Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock Interment, Olivet Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Sep 1982. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"RANDOLF--In this city, March 3, Meta D., wife of Charles RANDOLF, a native of Germany, aged 53 years, 6 months and 10 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 4 March 1895.
"RANDON--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Oct. 10 -- The dead body of John RANDON, a German, aged 20 years, was found this morning hanging by the neck, at the foot of Eighth street, near the sugar refinery, under a barge. The probabilities are that he committed suicide, although his friends know no reason for doing so, except that he has recently been despondent." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 11 Oct 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"RANGELEY--Died at San Juan, Apr. 19, Robert RANGELEY, a native of England, aged 59 years. [San Juan -- …conducted the poultry yard opposite the brewery…aged 60 years. He was a pioneer stone mason of San Francisco. Owing to failing health he came here several years ago and purchased the property. His illness was of but 3 days’ duration.] […an old recluse of San Juan, who raised and dealt in chickens for a livelihood, died last Tuesday from kidney troubles. Deceased was a strange person. He preferred seclusion and made no acquaintances…He leaves 2 sisters and a brother surviving him in England.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 22 Apr 1898. Transcribed by Dee.
"RANKIN--Dispatch from San Francisco, June 15 -- The funeral of the late Captain RANKIN took place this afternoon. The hearse was escorted by detachments of regulars United States artillery and infantry, and followed by the Associated Veterans of the Mexican War, with a full band and colors draped, and a long line of carriages with citizens. A salute was fired from Alcatraz as the procession marched through Montgomery street." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 16 June 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"RANKIN--In San Francisco, March 3, Mrs. Mary E. RANKIN, 33 years, 10 months and 15 days." Source: The Sacramento Bee, 5 March 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RANKIN--In San Francisco, March 3, 1875, Mary F. RANKIN, 33 years, 10 monhts and 15 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 5 March 1875, p.3. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"RANKIN--In San Francisco, Cal., Robert RANKIN, son of John RANKIN, of this city (Brooklyn, N.Y.), aged 36 years."  Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 8 Nov 1859. Transcribed by J. Ireland.


"RANNEY--In this city, August 29, 1942, Rose, beloved wife of the late Vance RANNEY, loving mother of Mrs. D. SHARMAN, sister of M. C. WILLIAMS, Mrs. F. G. VIVIAN, Mrs. K. DONOVAN. Friends are invited to attend t he funeral Monday at 9 a.m., from the Evergreen Mortuary of McAvoy-O'Hara Co., Geary Blvd. at Tenth Ave.; thence to St. Thomas' Church, where mass will be celebrated at 9:30. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 Aug 1942, page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.

"RANOUS--In this city, January 27, 1895, John H. RANOUS, a native of New York, aged 56 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 29 Jan 1895, p. 15. Transcribed by Colleen Norby.
RANSOM--In this city, March 4, Julius B. RANSOM, a native of New York. Aged 66 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 7 Mar 1888, p. 3. Transcribed by Muriel.
"RANSON--In this city, December 17, 1952, Lucene RANSON. Friends are invited to attend the funeral service 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at Gray's Divisadero Street at Post." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Dec 1952, p. 27.
"RAPHAEL--In Berlin, Germany, November 17, Henriette RAPHAEL, beloved mother of Isidor and Sali RAPHAEL of San Francisco, aged 85 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 December 1902, p. 6. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"RAPHAEL--In this city, December 4, Phillipine, beloved wife of Isidor RAPHAEL, aged 23 years. Funeral today at 2 o'clock from the residence, Folsom Street, between Third and Fourth." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 Dec 1875. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"RASH--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Oct. 1 - Yesterday about half past 3 p.m., a bank on the North end of Russian Hill, where Leavenworth street is being cut through, caved upon workmen, and Nicholas RASH, a native of Austria, aged 35 years, was caught under it and instantly killed. Deceased was unmarried and came to this county from Europe only about a year since." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 2 Oct 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"RASMUSSEN--June A. RASMUSSEN nee SCHULKEN. In San Mateo on December 7th, 2004. A native San Franciscan, June made her home in Belmont for the past 36 years. Born June 12, 1921 to the late Henry H. SCHULKEN and the late Lillian TREZISESCHULKEN. Preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Raymond E. RASMUSSEN. Also preceded in death by sisters, Lillian (Pat) EAGER of Kentfield, Shirley FISCHER of San Anselmo, and brother, Roy H. SCHULKEN of Sebastopol. June is survived by brother, Henry A. SCHULKEN of Roseville; sister, Gloria Muldoon ANGELL of Hawaii and numerous nieces and nephews. On Sunday, December 12th, friends may gather beginning at 10:00 with service at 11:00. Burial at Skylawn will follow services. Arrangements by: O'Connells Chapel 650-345-8585." Source: San Mateo County Times, 10 and 11 Dec 2004. Transcribed by Lynn Glocker.
"RASMUSSEN--Ludwig, 19 y." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 Feb 1892, p. 7.
"RASSER--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Feb. 11 - Saturday last Peter RASSER was thrown from a butcher's cart and sustained injuries which resulted in his death yesterday." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 12 Feb 1868. Transcribed by Dee.
"RASSETT--DEATH of an OLD SAN FRANCISCAN - A private dispatch from Virginia City, received yesterday, states that Joseph RASSETT had been killed by falling in a shaft of the Chollar mine. Mr. RASSETT was at one time a wealthy citizen of San Francisco and erected the hotel famous several years since as the Rassett House." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 4 Mar 1864. Transcribed by Dee.
"RASTRICK--In this city, October 17, John RASTRICK, a native of Manchester, England, aged 55 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday), at 3 o'clock p.m from the residence of Henry BROWN, No. 1004 Kearny street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 19 Oct 1874, p.7.
"RATH--Mary J. Rath, 86, died July 2 in San Francisco. Wife of the late John RATH of Pennsylvania and mother of Mrs. May WELCH of Brisbane, she is survived by her sister, Mrs. Nellie SPANG of Philadelphia and brother, Samuel SIDEBOTTOM of New Jersey. Mrs. RATH was a resident of Brisbane for 21 years. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Nauman and Lincoln Mortuary, 332 Maple Avenue, South San Francisco. Inurnment is private. Rev. William ROSE of the First Baptist Church of Brisbane will officiate." Source: San Mateo Times, 4 July 1967, p.21. Transcribed by jch.
"RATHBONE--In this city, May 30, Frederick V. W. RATHBONE, aged 54 years. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Sunday), at 1:30 o'clock P.M., from the Alcazar Building, 114 O'Farrell street. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully requested to attend." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 7. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"RATHBONE--GAS AND MORPHINE. Fred V. W. RATHBONE Commits Suicide in the St. David's House. Fred V. W. RATHBONE, for many years a bartender in Phil McGOVERN's old corner, was found dead in bed in his room in the St. David's House yesterday morning. The smell of gas issuing from the room attracted the attention of one of the employees of the house, who forced the door and found RATHBONE dead in bed. The gas was escaping from a fixture in the room, and a half-emptied bottle of morphine was standing on a table. RATHBONE has been afflicted with asthma and rheumatism, was out of funds, and it is supposed that he committed suicide during a fit of despondency. He was unmarried and about fifty years old." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 6. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"RATIGAN--In this city, September 6, Ann RATIGAN (nee COUGHLAN), beloved wife of Patrick RATIGAN, a native of Parish of English, Kings County, Ireland. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Friday, September 8, at 9:15 o'clock, from the parlors of Carew & English, 29 Van Ness avenue; thence to St. Ignatius' Church, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Sept 1905. Transcribed by jch.
"RATLIFF--In this city, January 16, 1946, George O. RATLIFF, beloved husband of Carrie E. RATLIFF, beloved father of Frank J. RATLIFF, Ralph H. RATLIFF and Nina Mardel LUTZ, leaves seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson; a native of Illinois. A member of United Commercial Travelers No. 80 of San Francisco, Good Fellowship Camp No. 9633, Modern Woodmen of America of San Francisco. Friends are invited to attend the services Saturday, January 19, 1946, at 10:00 a.m. at Ashley & McMullen's, 4200 Geary Blvd at Sixth Ave." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 Jan 1946. Contact: Michael Ratliff Lutz Carmikl@sbcglobal.net
"RAUSSEY--DISPATCH from San Francisco, Feb. 1 -- Emile RAUSSEY, who saved so many lives at the ferry steamer disaster at Oakland wharf, July 4, 1868, died this morning from disease contracted on that occasion. He had just been informed that $800 had been raised for his family at the California Theater benefit, where his death occurred." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 2 Feb 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"RAUST--March 9, Jacques RAUST, France 39." Source: Daily Alta California, 14 March 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"RAVANI--In this city, May 5, 1940, Henry J., dearly beloved husband of Helen RAVANI; loving father of Patricia RAVANI, beloved son of Leonard J. and Nellie RAVANI, brother of Eugene, Fred and Leonard RAVANI and Mrs. Ethel PELLEGRINI; a native of San Francisco; aged 44 years 6 months 25 days. Funeral Wednesday at 9 a.m. from Valente, Marini, Perata & Co. 649 Green St. Mass at St. Anne's Church commencing at 9:30 a.m. Interment, National Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 7 May 1940, p.11. Transcribed by Nancy Posey.
"RAWLES--Phoebe A." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Sept 1930. Transcribed by Sylvia.
"RAWLINS--In this city, November 3, at the City and County Hospital, Nellie Amelia RAWLINS, a native of New York, aged 45 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Nov 1898. Transcribed by J. Ireland.
"RAWSON--In San Francisco, Nov. 4, Caleb W. RAWSON, aged 54 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 6 Nov 1871. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"RAWSON--In this city, February 28, Richard RAWSON, a native of New York, aged 45 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 1 March 1895.
"RAWSON--BY STATE TELEGRPH, San Francisco, June 11 -- S.S. RAWSON, for many years a resident of this city, was found dead in his room yesterday afternoon. He was lying on the floor with his clothes on when discovered, and is supposed to have died suddenly on the night previous as he was about going to bed. Appearances indicated the cause of his death to have been hemorrhage of the lungs. Mr. RAWSON was a native of Maine, about 60 years of age, a lawyer by profession, and has been employed here for several years past, principally as searcher of records. He was formerly Collector of Customs in Eastport, Maine, and once held a clerkship in one of the departments at Washington." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 12 June 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"RAWSON--The late S.S. RAWSON, who was a few days since found dead at the Washington Lodging house, was a graduate of Waterville College, Maine, in the class of 1828. Among his class-mates were the Hon. James BROOKS, of the New York 'Express,' and the Rev. Drs. CHAPLIN and CUMMINGS, well known divines in the East." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 15 June 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"RAWSON--[June 11th 1866] - S.W. RAWSON, aged 64, was found dead at the Washington Lodging House, San Francisco. He was formerly Collector of the port of Portland (Me.)." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1867, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RAY--B.M. RAY, died in Santa Rosa, Apr. 12, 1878, 29 years of age, a native of Baltimore. (San Francisco, Chicago and Baltimore papers please copy)." Source:Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 18 Apr 1878. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"RAY--Charles RAY, shot by Henry J. BARNETT in a quarrel on the 2nd, died Thursday night. BARNETT is in custody." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15, Jan 1895, p.2. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.


"RAY--Died at Vallecito, March 2d, 1859, George RAY, son of Dr. P.G. and Elizabeth RAY, aged 6 years, 11 months. [Poor little George, we knew him well -- a bright-eyed, manly little boy, who had won the sunny side of everybody's heart, and during his brief residence in San Francisco, made every one his friend; but, alas! "Whom the God's love die young."]" Source: The San Andreas Independent, 5 March 1859. Transcribed by Dee.
"RAY--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, July 3 - Mary Ellen RAY, the girl who was so fearfully burnt yesterday on Tehama street, died last night. She was kindling a fire at the time and turned some oil from a gallon can on the wood, when the fluid ignited and the can exploded." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 4 July 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"RAYE--In this city, March 8, Nora, wife of Alfred P. RAYE, a native of Ireland, aged 48 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 9 March 1895.
"RAYMOND--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, Sept. 15 - Dr. Chas. RAYMOND committed suicide by taking morphine last night. He was resident physician of the County Hospital. The impelling cause is supposed to be charges of fraud that have been brought against some officers in the hospital." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 16 Sept 1864. Transcribed by Dee.
"RAYMOND--RAYMOND Burial To-morrow--Funeral services for Charles J. RAYMOND, who passed away yesterday in San Francisco, will be held at 1 o'clock to-morrow afternoon from the Miller & Skelton parlors. Rev. William HARRISON of the Presbyterian Church will officiate. RAYMOND had been an employee in the time-keeping office of the Southern Pacific Company for the past five years. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nellie RAYMOND, and a son, Lloyd RAYMOND; and two brothers and a sister, F.A. and H.C. RAYMOND, and Mrs. Emma GAGE, all of Sacramento. RAYMOND was 39 years of age and a native of Missouri. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery." Source: Sacramento Bee, 21 March 1923. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RAYMOND--In San Francisco, March 20, 1923, Charles J. RAYMOND, husband of Nella A. RAYMOND, father of Lloyd C. RAYMOND, son of E.C. and Emma RAYMOND, brother of F.A. and H.C. RAYMOND and Mrs. Erma GAGE of Sacramento, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. A.F. RAYMOND and Milton CHILDESTER; a native of Missouri, aged 39 years 2 months and 16 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the home of Miller & Skelton, 1015 30th Street, Thursday, 1 p.m. Interment private, Masonic Lawn Cemetery." Source: Sacramento Bee, 21 March 1923. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"RAYMOND--In this city, Dec. 17, 1952, Annie R., beloved wife of the late George A. RAYMOND, loving mother of Mrs. Gertrude F. BORMAN and Mrs. Mary Elinor LUIDGE, sister of Mrs. Theresa MULLANEY and the late William J. CAIN, and grandmother of Sharon Ann LUIDGE. A member of White Squadron Auxiliary No. 90, V.F.W. and Secretary Treasurer of Dewey Congressional Medal Men Assn. Funeral Monday at 8:15 a.m. from Gantner, Felder, Kenny Chapel, 1965 Market Street at Duboce Ave, thence to the Church of the Epiphany where a Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment, Presidio National Cemetery. Rosary Sunday evening at 8:00 o'clock." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Dec 1952, p. 27.
"RAYMOND--On Thursday the 27th inst., Mr. FREDERICK RAYMOND, of New Bedford, Mass and in about the fiftieth year of his age." Source: The California Star, San Francisco, 29 May 1847, page 2.
"RAYNES--San Francisco, Sept. 22 - Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Captain John RAYNES, aged 55y. The sudden death of this estimable and truly sainted woman, has filled a large circle of friends and acquaintances with surprise and sorrow." Source: The Petaluma Journal and Argus (Petaluma, Sonoma Co., CA), 4 Oct 1866. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
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