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.

"REA--In this city, November 8, Henry L., beloved husband of Ernestine REA, a native of South Carolina, aged 52 years 7 months and 29 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 11 Nov 1904.
"REA--In San Francisco, Jan. 22d, James W., son of Robert REA, aged 1 month and 10 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 25 Jan 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"READ--THE BODY of the young man who committed suicide by shooting himself a few days since on Pacific street wharf, San Francisco, has been identified as that of Charles READ, who, about 2 years since was engaged in mining at Sherlock's, Mariposa county, where he possessed a fine claim. While under the influence of liquor he shot an Indian at that place and decamped, since which time those who knew him there have not heard anything of his whereabouts. Deceased was attached to DONI-HAN's Regiment during the Mexican war as a teamster." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 29 May 1857. Transcribed by Dee.
"READ--In this city, February 20, at the Small-Pox Hospital, Frederick READ, from New Bedford, Mass., aged 38 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 March 1869.
"READ--DIED.-On November 19th, of Consumption, Ralph READ, a native of Alabama, aged 34 years. San Francisco Examiner and Sacramento Union please copy." Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune, 8 Nov 1869. Transcribed by Jackie Lamorie.
"READ--DEATH -- in San Francisco, June 16th, Mrs. A. Augusta, wife of W.D. READ, and daughter of F.P. HOLDEN, of this city. [The funeral will be attended from the Congregational Church of this city today (Wednesday) at 10 o'clock a.m.]" Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 15 June 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"READ--In San Francisco, January 10, Samuel READ, aged 62 years." Source: The Sacramento Bee, 12 Jan 1875. Transcribed by Dee.
"READING--Captain E.M. READING, who kept a drug-store here in the early days of Salinas City, died in San Francisco last week." Source: Salinas Weekly Index, 8 Dec 1892. Transcribed by Dee.
"READING--In this city, July 18, Libbie A., infant daughter of E.M. and Maria READING, a native of San Francisco, aged 9 months and 10 days. God has taken but the jewel from its fair and fleshy rim: God has placed in in his bosom--Mourning mother, look to Him. Friends and acquaintances are respecgfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Saturday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the residence of the parents, No. 208 O'Farrell street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 20 July 1879. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"REAGAN--Robert REAGAN--The funeral of Robert Keith REAGAN, 46, a former resident of San Jose, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Chapel of the John E. Dowdle Mortuary. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. REAGAN, supervising engineer for Dayco Electronics Inc., San Francisco, died Dec. 28 in a San Francisco hospital after a brief illness. He lived in San Jose from 1936 to 1947 and was a former motion picute projector operator for the Santa Clara Theater. He attended San Jose State College. REAGAN was a member of the Variety Club of San Francisco and of Local 564 of the Theatrical State Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators union. He was the husband of Marjorie REAGAN, father of Mrs. Carole PESCHEL of Daly City and Barbara REAGAN of Colma; son of Mrs. Olive REAGAN of Buena Park, and brother of William W. REAGAN of Buena Park." Source: San Jose Mercury, 9 Jan 1964, p. 46Z. Transcribed by jch.
"REAMER--In San Francisco, July 23d, Kate, wife of Frederick REAMER, aged 30 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 28 July 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"REAMMER--SUDDEN DEATH--James REAMMER, aged 24 years, died suddenly on the steamer Cornelia yesterday afternoon. Mr. REAMMER resided about 6 miles from this city on the Woodbridge road, and was on his way to San Francisco in the hope of finding relief from a change of air. He was in the last stages of consumption. Coroner BOND took charge of the body. No inquest will be held. Deceased leaves and wife and infant child." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 2 Nov 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"REARDAN--Mrs. REARDAN Dead -- OROVILLE (Butte Co.), May 5 - News reached here yesterday afternoon of the death in San Francisco of Mrs. Ada Frances REARDAN, widow of the late Judge T.B. REARDAN, who, with his wife, resided here for a number of years. Dr. T.H. REARDAN, of this city, is a stepson of deceased. Mrs. REARDAN was a highly educated and cultured woman and many friends deeply regret her demise. The interment took place yesterday afternoon in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery, San Francisco." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 5 May 1906, Page 6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"REARDON--In the City and County Hospital, June 17th, John REARDON, a native of Ireland, aged 35 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 June 1875 and San Francisco Chronicle, 18 June 1875.
"REARDON--In San Francisco, Feb. 2nd, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Dennis REARDON, a native of Boston, Mass., aged 17 years and 6 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 5 Feb 1866, p. 3. Transcribed by Janet.
"RECK--William, 6 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 March 1892, p. 7.
"RECTOR--In San Francisco, Mar. 4, Margaret Alice, beloved wife of E.J. RECTOR, of Nevada City, and formerly of this place." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 1 March 1901. Transcribed by Dee.
"REDDING--In San Francisco, March 2nd, 1865, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of George C. REDDING, aged 20 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 6, March, 1865. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"REDDY--In San Mateo county, Michael J. REDDY, a native of Maryborough, Queens Coutny, Ireland, aged 23 years, 3 months and 2 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Saturday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the parlors of the United Undertakers, Nos. 27 and 29 Fifth streets." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 29 May 1886.
"REDELL--In this city, June 3, Elijah W. REDELL, beloved son of Mrs. E. F. JAY, and brother of Mrs. S. H. de MAYER, Mrs. R. S. BUSH, Mrs. Millie FROST, William H., Frank and Charles M. REDELL, a native of New Jersey. A veteran of the Spanish-American War." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 June 1911. Transcribed by Evalou.
"REDFERN--In this city, September 16, James REDFERN, a native of New York , aged 73 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Sept. 1907, p. 6.
"REDICAN--In this city, May 17, Maria L., beloved wife of John REDICAN, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., aged 39 years. Friends and acqaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Monday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the embalming parlors of W.J. Mallady, No. 733 Mission street, opposite Grand Opera House." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 19 May 1884.



"REDLICK--Louise A. REDLICK--Funeral services were held yesterday for Louise A. REDLICK, club leader and businesswoman, who died Saturday. She was 81. Mrs. REDLICK was secretary of REDLICK-NEWMAN Co., the home furnishing store at Mission and 17th streets, established by her brothers in 1906. Mrs. REDLICK belonged to the San Francisco Advertising Club and the Western Women's Club; and was a charter member of the Jewish Community Center. Survivors are Belle V. ABRAMS, a niece, and Richard and Charles REDLICK, nephews. Last rites were held at the chapel of Halsted & Co., 1123 Sutter street. Interment was in Salem Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 30 April 1952, page 17.

"REDLINGTON--In City and County Hospital, June 13, Joseph REDINGTON, a native of England, aged 28 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 June 1875.
"REDMAN--A suicide was enacted at half past two o'clock yesterday afternoon in the upper story of a hosue at the corner of Sacramento and Waverly Place. It was the act of C.B. REDMAN, a young man not more than twenty five yers of age. His name will suggest a woman of the same name, who three months ago, chased him from the same building where he died yesterday, and folowed him into the street with a pistol. It was his wife, whom he seems to have loved, yet had been a public woman for a long time. Since that occasion, a divorce has resulted. Yet at times he followed her and they still quarreled. Yesterday he called at the place to see her, but she had changed her room, having moved up the street. Notwithstanding, she was not there and entered an unoccupied toom. He had not been there long when the report of a pistol was heard, and he was found on the floor fast bleeding to death from a hole in his heart he had fired with the pistol. He has relatives in the city." Source: San Francisco Call, 13 Jan 1875, p.2. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"REDMAN--James R. REDMAN, Aug. 13, 4 yrs., New Albany, Is."  Source: New York Times, 6 Oct 1851. Transcribed by J. Ireland.
"REDMOND--THE S.F. ‘ALTA’ says: Judge J.W. REDMOND, an old, well-known and highly esteemed citizen of Santa Clara, died on the 6th inst. His loss will be mourned by a host of warm friends." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 11 April 1858. Transcribed by Dee.
"REDMOND--Joanna." San Francisco Examiner, 4 March 1905. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"REDMOND--In this city, June 28, Mary, daughter of Dennis and Esse REDMOND, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 months and 10 days. Friends and acquaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday), at 2 o'clock p.m. from the residence of the parents, No. 23 Chesley street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 29 June 1884, p. 6.
"REDY--In San Francisco, May 10th, Catherine REDY, aged 48 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 12 May 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"REED--Mrs. A.B. REED of San Francisco suicided last week by cutting an artery." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 20 Aug 1874. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"REED--Mrs. Anna Morrison REED, 71y, widely known among the writing fraternity of Ca., died at the home of her daughter in San Francisco Monday night. The funeral took place at her former home near Ukiah. Mrs. REED for a number of years published the Northern Crown, a monthly magazine devoted to high class literature and poetry." Source: The Sotoyome Scimitar (Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., CA), 27 May 1921. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"REED--SHOCKING CASE of SUICIDE -- A man by the name of Charles REED, said to be about 30 years of age, committed suicide at San Francisco on Sunday, under the following circumstance: He was walking at the time, and, when about the middle of Pacific wharf, shot himself through the body, with a large English pistol. The ball entered the left breast, near the heart, passed through the lungs, and lodged near the shoulder blade. It did not touch the heart. After the shot, the unfortunate man was observed to walk about 50 yards. Being spoken to by several persons who ran to his assistance, he said: "Leave me alone, I can walk well enough," and shortly afterwards expired. The body was conveyed to the Coroner's office, where a post-mortem examination was held. A witness stated that the deceased came from New Orleans to California about 5 years ago; and failing to obtain work, became low-spirited." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 27 May 1857. Transcribed by Dee.
"REED--In this city, May 12, Charles E. REED, a native of Massachusetts, aged 32 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 14 May 1887, p. 8.
"REED--[In San Francisco Jan 2] Capt. David REED, New London, inflammation of stomach." Source: Sacramento Transcript, 9 Jan 1851. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"REED--At San Mateo, March 19th, Helene, wife of Oloff REED, a native of Norway, aged 28 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 23 March 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"REED--Interment in San Francisco, Jan. 27, Wm. REED, Scotland, 49." Source: Alta California, 8 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"REEDOINE--April 1, 1874 - Ellen REEDOINE found dead in San Francisco, in Bud Run alley." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"REESE--Cholera--The interments on Saturday and yesterday include a number of deaths by cholera...Nov. 2, 1850: Elijah REESE, cholera." Source: Alta California, 4 Nov 1850 (Transcribed from microfilm held at University of Nevada, Reno). Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"REESE, George, 68 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 May 1893, page 7.
"REEVE--In Sacramento, December 9th, Allen REEVE, aged 27 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 14 Dec 1865.
"REEVES--In this city, August 4, Mrs. Johanna REEVES, a native of St. Patrick's parish, Limerick, Ireland, aged 77 years, 7 months and 12 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Monday) at [? __] o'clock p.m. from her late residence, 720B Union street; thence to St. Francis' Church, where a solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock a.m. Interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 5 Aug 1894, p. 7. Transcribed by Dee.
"REEVES--In this city, September 28, 1897, Marie, beloved wife of Thomas REEVES, a native of France, aged 44 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 30 September 1897, p. 3. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"REGAN--TERRIBLE ACCIDENT -- S.F 'Alta' --One of those peculiar fatalities which at times mark a community, occurred yesterday in this city [San Francisco]. Mrs. REGAN, the wife of the well known confectioner, on Montgomery street, near the Mechanic's Pavilion, about 10 o'clock A.M., while passing down a small ladder leading from the roof of her residence -- where she had been engaged hanging out clothing to dry -- to the roof of a rear addition, slipped and fell. In the fall her left leg was forced through a window, severing the muscles, arteries and tendons, and cutting clear to the bone. The fall alarming the family, she was quickly extricated from her perilous position, and conveyed to her chamber, where a number of physicians were in immediate attendance. From the loss of blood and the shock to her system, although everything that science could command was brought to her aid, Mrs. REGAN sank and died about 4 o'clock. Mrs. REGAN was an exemplary woman, well known and respected for her disinterested charity and modesty and worth. She leaves a family, the greater portion of whom are young ladies, who have already won the admiration and esteem of a large circle of friends, who condole with them in their severe affliction." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 4 July 1858. Transcribed by Dee.
"REGAN--A woman named Helena REGAN from Santa Rosa committed suicide in San Francisco this week. The deceased was a native of Ireland and about 35 years of age." Source: Russian River Flag [Healdsburg, CA], 15 June 1871. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"REGAN--In this city, October 31, 1918, John A., beloved husband of Irene REGAN, brother of James
REGAN of Los Angeles, Alice REGAN of Springfield, Hoio, and Edward REGAN of East Orange, N.J., a native of Ohio, aged 38 years. Funeral tomorrow (Saturday), November 2, 1918at 10:30 o'clock, from the chapel of Julius S. Godeau, 41 Van Ness avenue. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call & Post, 1 Nov 1918.
"REGAN--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, May 5 -- Yesterday afternoon the son of Martin REGAN, while swimming with some companions off Long Bridge, was seized with cramps and drowned before assistance could reach him. The body was recovered." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 6 May 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"REGAN, Mary, 23." Source: San Francisco Call, 18 Sept 1909, p. 15.
"REGAN--In this city, October 21, William REGAN, eldest son of Patrick and the late Ellen REGAN, a native of Charlestown, Mass, aged 33 years, 6 months and 6 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today at 11:15 o'clock, from his late residence, 125 Francisco Street, thence to St Francis Church, Vallejo Street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 23, Oct 1884, p.4. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"REGLEY--In the City and County Almshouse, March 17, Joseph REGLEY, a native of Switzerland, aged 78 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, March 18, 1887.
"REGNES--A widow named Catherine REGNES was found dead by A. JOHNSON, a carpenter, yesterday, in her home on Willow Street, near Railroad Avenue. She lived alone and is not known to have any relatives. She was 63 years of age and an old resident of Alameda. Heart disease is supposed to have caused her death. Her body was still warm when it was discovered by JOHNSON. The Coroner took charge of the remains and will hold an inquest." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Feb 1890, p.12. Contact: Karen Bennett CeeCee82@aol.com
"REICHEL--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Nov. 19 - F.R. REICHEL, jeweler, died suddenly this morning." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 20 Nov 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"REICHENBERG--In this city, March 6, 1931, Fannie REICHENBERG, beloved mother of Mrs. Isidor EISBERG, Mrs. Emile REISS, and Mrs. Harry A. MILLER; loving sister of Mrs. A.H. GREENBERG and Mrs. E. ICKELHEIMER. Funeral services and interment strictly private." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 8 March 1931. Transcribed by Maggee Smith.
"REICHERT--In this city, Max REICHERT, a native of Germany. The funeral will take place Thursday, May 29, at 10:30 o'clock, from the funeral parlors of J. O. O'Connor & Co., 767 Mission street. Interment, Salem Cemetery, by 11:30 o'clock train from Third and Townsend streets. Omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 1902. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"REICHING--Deaths: Peter REICHING." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1907. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"REID--James Bessic REID, Jr., was born on July 3rd, 1900 and died on May 31st, 1958, in his 58th year. He was given Christian burial on June 2nd at Woodlawn Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, a son, and a daughter. Mr. REID was an active member of the congregation attending church and communion when it was possible for him to do so. For much of his life he was sever[e]ly crippled with an arthritic condition.” Source: Saint Paulus Chimes, July 1958. Transcribed by Judy Hitzeman.


"REID--In this city, May 9, Jessie Isabel, only daughter of W.E. and Sarah J. REID, aged 5 years, 11 months, and 24 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 11 May 1869, p. 3. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"REID--John REID, a colored man who formerly acted as a cook for the inmates of the Pesthouse, died at that institution Wednesday of smallpox. He contracted the disease at the Pesthouse." Source: Sacramento Bee, 4 May 1893, p.2. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"REID--In San Francisco, Mar. 28, John H., beloved husband of Minnie REID, a native of Maryland, aged 52 years. […well-known resident of Hollister…sufferer from a complication of disorders…The remains were interred in the IOOF cemetery, at that city, last Sunday.]" Source: The Free Lance, (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 6 Apr 1894. Transcribed by Dee.
"REIGHLEY--In this city, May 9, 1902, Katie REIGHLEY. beloved wife of James B. REIGHLEY JR., daughter of John and Elizabeth LIPPERT and sister of Louis, Annie, Lizzie, and Ernst LIPPERT, a native of Langenheim, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, aged 25 years, 7 months and 3 days. A member of the Ladies Society of St. Paul's Church and Hoffnungs Lodge #1. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Sunday) at 1 o'clock from Druid's Hall, 413 Sutter Street, thence to St. Paul's German Evangelical Church. 1419 Howard Street. commencing at 2 o'clock. Remains at the parlors of H.F. Suhr and Company, 1137 Mission. Interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 11 May 1902, page 39. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"REILLEY--In this city, Dec 11, 1930, Sara REILLEY, dearly beloved wife of the late Charles REILLEY, loving mother of Mrs John SCHINKEL, Sr, the late Conrad GLANVILLE, and Mrs Charles LANDRESSES, beloved sister of Mrs John GATLEY, Mrs William KLINDT, Mrs John ELIER and the late Nelson MATHEWSON, Sr, a native of Massachuesetts, aged 73 years 2 months, 10 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a m at the chapel of H F Suhr Co, 2919 Mission st, near 26th. Interment, Olivet Memorial Park. Source: San Francisco Examiner, December 12, 1930. Submitted by Cristine Ham.

"REILLY--In this city, June 26, Andrew REILLY, dearly beloved brother of Maggie and Bessie REILLY, Mrs. Jean SABARRAS and Mrs. M. McCARTHY, a native of the Parish of Knockning, County Fermanagh, Ireland, aged 26 years. Friends and acqaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, June 29, at 9:30 o'clock, from the parlors of the Pacific Undertakers, 777 Mission street; thence to St. Joseph's Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 10 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 June 1904.
"REILLY--In this city, May 5, Charles, beloved son of Annie and the late Peter REILLY, a native of San Franicsco, aged 8 years and 1 month. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Saturday) at 2 o'clock p.m from the residence of his mother, 361 Minna street, between Fourth and Fifth." Source: San Francisco Call, 7 May 1887, p. 8.
"REILLY--In this city, October 20, Edward T. REILLY, a native of Kenauly, County Fermanagh, Ireland, aged 59 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock P.M. from the residence of his son, Edward REILLY No. 162 Shipley street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 22 Oct 1879, p.4. 
"REILLY--At San Francisco, Dec. 1, Mrs. J.J. REILLY, beloved sister of Arthur and Richard BRANNAGAN, a native of California, aged 30 years, 11 mos., 17 days. [The death of Mrs. J.J. REILLY occurred in San Francisco last Sunday and the remains were interred at the Catholic cemetery here last Wednesday. The deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. A. BRANNAGAN, of Willow Creek, where she was born Dec. 14, 1870. The cause of her death was consumption, which she contracted about 5 years ago.]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito County), 6 Dec 1901. Transcribed by Dee.
"REILLY--in this city, November 22, Johnny....[copy incomplete]." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 23 Nov 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"REILLY--In this city, December 29, 1898, John REILLY, dearly beloved brother of Lillie and Mary REILLY, Mrs. Robert WILSON and Mrs. Edward MONOGHAN, a native of the parish of Templefort, County Cavan, Ireland, aged 20 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 9 o'clock, from the residence of his brother-in-law, Robert WILSON, 1106 Alabama street, thence to St. Peter's Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 31 Dec 1898.
"REILLY--St. Marys' Hospital, San Francisco, Dec. 22, 1875, John P. REILLY, late of Mendocino county." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 20 Jan 1876. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"REILLY--In San Francisco, September 20, Mary REILLY, aged 30 years." Source: The Sacramento Bee, 23 Sept 1872. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"REILLY--In this city, August 22, Mary Anne, daughter of James and Sarah REILLY, a native of this city, aged 2 years, 2 months and 2 days. Friends and acquaintnaces are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the paretns, 37 Frederick st." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 24 Aug 1873.
"REILLY--In this city, Nov. 12th, Robert, son of Edward and Maria Theresa REILLY, aged 1 year, 1 month and 2 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 13 Nov 1865.
"REILLY--In San Leandro, Alameda county, Cal., May 9 William Thomas, dearly beloved husband of Annie REILLY, an employee of the United State Mint for twenty-five years, a native of New York city, aged 74 years and 9 months. Friends of the deceased are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Tuesday) at 1 o'clock, from the chapel of Craig, Cochran & Co., 22, 24, and 26 Mint avenue, San Francisco. Remains now at the chapel. Internment, Laurel Hill Cemetary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 1896, p. 14. Transcribed by Andy Rumer.
"REIMERS--In this city, January 3, Frederick Henry, dearly beloved husband of Christina REIMERS, and beloved father of William, Gretchen, Edna and the late Frederick REIMERS, a native of Kiel, Germany, aged 45 years, 3 months and 13 days. A member of Eureka Lodge, No. 6, O.d.H.S. (Stockton papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Sunday, January 8, from 510 Bush street, where funeral services will be held under the auspices of Eureka Lodge, No. 6, O.d.H.S., commencing at 10 o'clock. Interment Cypress Lawn Cemetery, by train leaving Third and Townsend streets at 11:30 o'clock. Remains at the parlors of H.P. Petersen & Co., 228 McAllister street." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 Jan 1899, p. 3.
"REIMERS--In this city, Janaury 3, 1899, Frederick H., beloved hisband of Christina REIMERS, and father of WIllie, Gretchen and Edna REIMERS, a native of Kiel, Germany, aged 43 years 4 months and 13 days. A member of Eureka Lodge, No. 6, O.d.H.S. (Stockton papers please copy.) O.d.H.S.-The officers and members of Eureka Lodge, No. 6, O.d.H.S. and all members of the order, are respectfully requested to attend the funeral of our late past president, F.H. REIMERS, from our hall, 510 Bush street, to-morrow (Sunday) at 10 o'clock. William MAAS, President, William REHKER, Secretary." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 7 Jan 1899.
"REINECK--Interment in San Francisco, Jan. 24, Catherine REINECK, New York, 2." Source: Alta California, 8 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"REINECKE--In this city, September 20, Frederick Claus, only son of Frederick and Catharina REINECKE, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 months. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Call, 21 September 1881, page 4.
"REINHARD--A Lover's Suicide - Brooding, still over the tragic death of his sweetheart, who perished in the great fire of last April, W.H. REINHARD, 45 years of age, a waiter, committed suicide last evening in San Francisco." Sacramento Evening Bee, 7 Sept 1906. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"REINHARDT--In Adn Francisco, January 1, Anna Clara, daughter of John B. REINHARDT, aged 3 years and 10 days." Source: Sacramento Bee,  4 January 1866. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"REINHART--In this city, 7/28/1864, F.M. REINHART, a native of Germany, aged 53 years, friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral Tuesday at 11:00 from his late residence, 715 Eddy Near Polk." Source: Daily Alta California, 29 July 1864. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"REINHOLD--Dispatch from San Francisco, June 2 -- This afternoon Justus REINHOLD, of Washington Territory, was drinking in a beer cellar, corner of Clay and Kearney streets. He laid down on a sofa and apparently went to sleep. After a time an attempt was made to awaken him, and it was found that he was dead, having passed away so quietly that people all around him saw no indication of anything but healthy sleep. He is said to have been a man of considerable intelligence and some fortune." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 3 June 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"REISS--San Francisco, July 29 - John REISS, 27 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 2 Aug 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"REISS--In the City and County Hospital, February 26th, Miss Lizzie REISS, a native of Ohio, aged 24 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 27 Feb 1875.
"REITER--In this city, February 7, Bernhardt H., oldest and beloved son of Charles and Katie REITER, and brother of Mabel I., Elaine and Herbert REITER, and grandson of Mrs. L. C. RAUCK, a native of San Francisco, aged 5 years, 9 months and 10 days …" (Funeral: 9 Feb 1893; Interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery). Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Feb 1893. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"REITERMAN--In this city, March 12, Raymond L., dearly beloved son of William and Mary REITERMAN, and brother of Willie, Neil and Percy REITERMAN, a native of San Francisco, aged 3 years, 6 months and 15 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully notified that the funeral will take place to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock, from the residence of his parents, 7 Hickory avenue, thence to Laurel Hill." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 March 1899, p.12. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"REITZ--In this city, April 30, any dearly beloved wife of William REITZ, and daughter of Andrew and the late Rose HUGHES, and sister of Lizzie Charles and Joseph HUGHES, a native of San Francisco, age 26 years, 5 months in 7 days. The funeral will take place Tuesday, May 1, at 1 o'clock, from the parlors of the Western Edition funeral directors. 1724 Devisadero Street, between Sutter and Bush. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. " Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 1 May 1906, page 9. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"RELS--In San Francisco, June 30th, Gustav Dent, son of J.E. and E.W. RELS, aged 8 months and 28 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 4 July 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RELS--In San Francisco, Aug. 16, Mary Phelby, wife of Gustave RELS, aged 25 years, 9 months and 10 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 17 Aug 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"REMILLARD--In Oakland, November 9, Matilda, widow of Joseph P. REMILLARD and mother of Marie REMILLARD, a native of Oakland." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 4 Nov 1904.
"REMPARD--In San Francisco, Joseph REMPARD, aged 34 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 2 Feb 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"REMSEN--Ronald C." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 6 June 1891.
"RENAULT--"In this city, Oct. 23, Charles RENAULT, of Avallon (Youne), France, a member of the California Pioneers. The members of the Society of friends are requested to attend the funeral of their late member and friend, from the Hall of the Pioneers, at 1 o'clock P. M., to-morrow (Monday)." Source: Daily Alta California, 24 Oct 1869. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"RENDELL--In this city, December 31, 1898, Thomas, beloved husband of Hannah RENDELL, a native of Bridgeport, England, aged 66 years. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 Jan 1899.
"RENDHEIM--In New York, January 27, 1895, Clara DAVIS RENDHEIM, a native of San Francisco, aged 38 years and 10 months." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 29 Jan 1895, p. 15. Transcribed by Colleen Norby.
"RENDSBURG--In this city, September 2d, John M. RENDSBURG, aged 50 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 3 Sept 1877, p. 3. 
"RENE--Apoplexy - John Ernest RENE, a French merchant, aged 45, fell in a fit on Monday night and died in the hospital, in San Francisco, yesterday morning." Source: Daily Sacramento Bee, 28 Dec 1866. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RENNER--In this city, October 18, 1903, Gottlieb RENNER, brother of Louis and Theodore RENNER, a native of Hospenthal, Canton Uri, Switzerland, aged 41 years, 6 months." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 Oct 1903, p.6. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"RENWELL--In this city, August 6, Mathilde R. RENWELL, a native of California, aged 23 years." Source: Alta California, 9 and 11 Aug 1887.
"REPITON--In this city, January 21, Mrs. Amelia C. REPITON, wife of Dr. R.A.J. REPITON, a native of the State of New York, aged 47 years, 5 months, and 7 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this (Sunday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, from her late residence, No. 774 Folsom street, between Third and Fourth." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 23 Jan 1870.
"REPP--In this city, March 19, Conrad, beloved husband of Margaretha REPP, a native of Munster, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, aged 39 years, 8 months and 14 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Sunday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from the Verein Eintracht Hall, No. 316 Post St." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 23 Mar 1884. Contact: Kathy Repp kathyrepp@attbi.com
"REQUA--At his residence in Alameda county, Oct. 5th, John REQUA, aged 45 years. Tarrytown (N.Y.) papers please copy." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 7 Oct 1865. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"RERICKS--In this city, September 10, Uriah S. RERICKS, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 35 yrs." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 11 Sept 1873.
"RESKE--August A. RESKE, who was well and favorably known in Colma, died in San Francisco January 27th and the funeral takes place today, Friday under the auspices of Colma Vista Grande Aerie 1848, F.O.E. of which he was an honored member. He was also a member of Olive Grove, 116, U.A.O.D. The deceased was a native of Germany, aged 54 years, and leaves a wife and four children, Martha, Charles, Elsie and William to mourn his loss. Interment Mount Olivet." Source: Daly City Record, 30 Jan 1914. Transcribed by jch.
"REVILEN--MAN DROWNED - A man named August REVILEN, who left San Francisco on the steamer 'Cornelia' Wednesday evening, with the intention of coming to this city, fell overboard and was drowned. The particulars, as related to us by an officer of the 'Cornelia' are as follows: When the boat had reached a point about 12 miles out from San Francisco, just this side of what is known as Red Rock, REVILEN got upon the railing of the forward deck upon which he sat down. Losing his balance by some means shortly afterward, he fell backward into the water, passing directly under the wheel. The alarm was immediately given, the engines stopped promptly, both the 'Cornelia's' life-boats were lowered and manned at once, and a thorough search was made for the unfortunate man, but without avail. It is supposed that he was struck by the wheel and instantly killed. REVILEN was coming to Stockton under an engagement to assume the position of chief cook at the Lafayette Restaurant. Deceased was a native of France, aged about 30 years." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 10 Feb 1868. Transcribed by Dee.
"REWIG--In Oakland, May 20, 1934, Leon H. Rewig, beloved brother of Sophie REWIG and Mrs. Charles Turk; a native of San Francisco. A member of B.P.O.E. No. 171 and Athens Parlor, N.S.G.W. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Thursday, May 24, at 9:15 a.m. from the Conservatory Chapel of Julius S. Godeau, Inc., 2110 Webster Street, Oakland, thence to St. Francis de Sales Church where a requiem mass will be offered for the repose of his soul, commencing at 10 a.m." Source: Oakland Tribune, 23 May 1934, Page C 31. Transcribed by jch.
"REYMON--In Oakland, Aug. 20th, Ferdinand REYMON, a native of Germany, late of Nashville, Tenn., aged 98 years, 5 months and 23 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral to-morrow (Saturday) at 3 p.m., from the residence of R. SMITH, on Broadway, corner of Seventh street, Oakland, without further notice." Source: Daily Alta California, 21 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"REYNOLDS--On board the steamship Winfield Scott, Dec. 24th, C. P. REYNOLDS, of Bangor Maine." Source: Daily Alta California, 1 Jan 1853. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"REYNOLDS--C.W., age 38." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Sept 1930. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"REYNOLDS--Died at San Francisco, Mar. 16, 1882, Mrs. Eliza REYNOLDS; 66y; born in Tnn., near Nashville; came to Healdsburg in 1871; leaves four children, John, Wm. B., James in Healdsburg, and Mrs. Fannie HALL in San Francisco." Source: Russian River Flag, 23 Mar 1882. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"REYNOLDS--In this city, February 14, Ellen L, beloved wife of E.J. REYNOLDS, a native of Geneva, Wisconsin, aged 35 years. (Dublin (Ireland), Wisconsin and Chicago papers please copy.) Funeral from her late residence 1214 Larkin Street, thence to St. Mary's Cathedral. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 16 Feb 1883, p. 4. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"REYNOLDS--In St. Helena, Cal., April 7, Frank B.REYNOLDS, a native of Augusta, Md., aged 69 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services this day Tuesday), at 1:30 o’clock, at the Masonic Temple, corner of Post and Montgomery streets, under the auspices of California Lodge, No. 1, F. and A. M." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Apr 1900, p. 10. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"REYNOLDS--In this city, July 23, Hannah (Etta), beloved wife of George T. REYNOLDS and loving mother of Mrs. Ben MENDOZA, Mrs. Phillip E. GARCIA and Loretta and George REYNOLDS, a native of New York. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Saturday) at 9 o'clock a.m. from her late residence, 309 Capp street; thence to St. Charles Borromeo's Church, Eighteenth and Shotwell streets, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, by automobile." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 25 July 1914.
"REYNOLDS--John." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr 1946. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"REYNOLDS--In San Francisco, October 8, John REYNOLDS, aged 59 years." Source: The Sacramento Bee, 10 Oct 1872. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"REYNOLDS--In Salinas, Jan. 26, 1892, Leroy REYNOLDS, son of Mrs. C. BIRD, aged 29 years, 11 months, 7 days. [Funeral at 3 o'clock p.m., today from Muller's undertaking parlor. Leroy REYNOLDS, who died in Salinas Tuesday, was brought here a week before his death from San Francisco, in the hope that our climate would arrest the progress of the disease from which he suffered -- consumption. He formerly lived at Salinas and at Monterey, in both of which places he ran a barber shop. He was a step-son of C. BIRD, the street paver." Source: Salinas Weekly Index, 21 Jan 1892. Transcribed by Dee.
"REYNOLDS--In this city, June 13, Minnie, eldest daughter of Nicholas and Maria REYNOLDS, a native of San Francisco, aged 20 years and 6 days. Friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) at 10 o'clock a.m. from the residence of the parents, 800 Filbert street, corner of Mason; thence to St. Mary's Cathedral, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 June 1875.
"REYNOLDS--In this city, June 13th, Minnie, eldest daughter of Nicholas and Maria REYNOLDS, a native of San Francisco, aged 20 years and 6 days...." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 June 1875.
"REYNOLDS--October 19th [1863] - Peter REYNOLDS was burned to death at a fire in San Francisco" Source: The Sacramento Union, 1 Jan 1864. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"REYNOSA--In Hollister, Mar. 4th, Francisco REYNOSA, a native of Calif., aged 33 years & 1 month. [Mr. & Mrs. Jesus REYNOSA extend their most sincere thanks…for the kindness shown them during their late bereavement.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co, CA), 11 March 1892. Transcribed by Dee.
"REYT--In this city, Nov. 16th, Louis REYT, aged 48 years, a native of France." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 17 Nov 1865.
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