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.

"RHEUDE--Andrew A. July 31, 1971, Andrew A. RHEUDE, beloved brother of Mildred CLOPTON, Felton. Services Monday afternoon 1 o'clock at Halstead & Co., 1123 Sutter Street. Complimentary Parking." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Aug 1971. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"RHEUDE--Anton RHEUDE. Died 17 May 1877; buried 22 May 1877; aged 43 years, 7 months. [He was removed from the I.O.O.F. cemetery and buried in Cypress Lawn in the "Utschig Plot."] Source: Greenlawn Cemetery Records, burial Books for the I.O.O.F. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"RHEUDE--Kate Lillie RHEUDE. Died 18 Jan 1885, buried 21 Jan 1885; aged 3 years, 5 days; child of Catherine RHEUDE [Buried in the children's section of Greenlawn, it was thought. She was moved from the I.O.O.F. cemetery. #123.]" Source: Greenlawn Cemetery Record, Burial Books for the I.O.O.F. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"RHEUDE--In this city, September 23, 1919, Mary RHEUDE, dearly beloved wife of Andrew A. RHEUDE and loving mother of Mary [Submitter's note: Not sure, maybe just May] and Andrew A. RHEUDE, Jr., Mrs. B. BROTZEO, Mrs. W. C. R. WILLIAMS, Mrs. R. A. CLOPTON and the late Mrs. G. BAZZINI, a native of Ireland, aged 60 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Friday) at 10 o'clock a.m., from the chapel of H. F. Sahr & Co., 2919 Mission St., between 25th and 26th; thence to St. Paul's Church, 29th and Church Sts, for services commencing at 10:30 o'clock a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Sep 1919, p. _ , c. 7. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com


"RHEUDE--May M. March 16, 1969, May M. RHEUDE, beloved sister of Mrs. Mildred CLOPTON and Andrew A. RHEUDE. Rosary, Monday evening, 8 o'clock, at Halstead & Co., 1123 Sutter St. A Mass of Requiem will be offered Tuesday morning, 9 o'clock, at Mission Delores Basilica, Delores and 16th sts. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Complimentary Parking." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Mar 1969. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"RHOADES--From San Rafael, Sept. 13 -- H.A. RHOADES, Deputy County Assessor, died this morning from taking an overdose of chloral hydrate. He was a brother of the Ex-Treasurer of the State of Nevada, who committed suicide in San Francisco, 3 years ago." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 14 Sept 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"RHODES--In Oakland, Decembr 4, Francis RHODES, a native of Melbourne, Australia, aged 26 years (Australian papers please copy). Funeral will take place from the corner of Eleventh and Washington Streets, tomorrow at 11 o'clock." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 Dec 1875. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"RHODES--In Sacramento, July 17th, James M. RHODES, a native of Ohio, aged 44 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 20 July 1865.
"RHODES--Raleigh E. 45." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 26 Feb 1915. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"RHODEHAMEL--The wife of W. H. RHODEHAMEL died in San Francisco a few days ago. Mr. RHODEHAMEL's first wife was Anna SPRAGUE, daughter of Judge Royal SPRAGUE." Source: Weekly Shasta Courier, 24 July 1886. Transcribed by Robin Bills.
"RIAL--At 3:30 Friday morning [Oct 17, 1884], John RIAL, a yardman at Southern Pacific Railroad Company in the yard at Sixth and Townsend, was run over and killed by a freight car. RIAL was seen to signal with his lamp, and then the lamp went out. The engineer stopped the train and RIAL was found between the last two wheels of the rear car, dead. He is supposed to have stumbled as he was crossing the track." Source: Sacramento Bee, 17 Oct 1884. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"RIANDA--Died in San Francisco, June 6, Aquiline Joseph RIANDA, nephew of Jos. RIANDA, of Tres Pinos, a native of Moghegno, Switzerland, aged 28 years, 6 mos., 21 days." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 12 June 1903. Transcribed by Dee.
"RICARD--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Feb. 10 -- Charles RICARD, a Frenchman, aged 35 years, committed suicide at No. 620 Jackson street, about 8 o'clock yesterday morning. About the hour mentioned, the report of a pistol was heard from his room, but no particular attention was paid to the fact at the time. Later in the day, some one connected with the house, went to the room and found RICARD lying dead on the bed, with a derringer pistol in his hand and a large hole in his skull above the ear, having evidently shot himself while lying in that position and died instantly. He left a note on the table near the bed, stating that he had met with so many troubles that he was sick of life and determined to die." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 11 Feb 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"RICAUD--In Elko, Nevada, October, 18, Mary RICAUD, widow of the late J.P. RICAUD of 220 Francisco Street, San Francisco. A native of Ireland, aged 50 years. Buried at Elko, Nevada on October, 19." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 23 October, 1884, page 4. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"RICE--In San Mateo, July 8, Mrs. B. McDERMOTT-RICE, aged 50 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 17 July 1879.
"RICE--In San Francisco, Nov. 12, Benjamin A. RICE, aged 37 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 14 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RICE--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, Sept. 12 - Jerome RICE, auctioneer, and his book-keeper, Mr. GARDNER, while driving near Centreville, on Wednesday night, drove over a precipice 20 feet high, in Alameda creek. They lay there wounded and helpless until Sunday noon within sight of a house, but were unable to reach it. RICE died this morning from injuries of his head. GARDNER's leg is broken above the knee and he is in a critical condition, but will recover." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 13 Sept 1864. Transcribed by Dee.
"RICE--San Francisco - Joseph WALLACE shot and killed George H. RICE, proprietor of the Elite Variety Theatre, at the corner of Dupont and Geary Streets, last night. WALLACE is an ex-police officer, who resigned from the regular force a year ago. Since that time he had been employed at the Elite dive as a watchman or "Bouncer". The Elite is one of the numerous establishments of its kind, where drinks are sold during the progress of a musical entertainment." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 22 June 1889. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"RICE--In this city, Oct. 1st, Jarrett Mooney RICE, son of John D. and Mary RICE, aged 7 months and 27 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 2 Oct 1865.
"RICE--In this city, June 24, 1907, Lawrence RICE, beloved husband of Margaret RICE, a native of County Louth, Ireland, aged 68 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Wednesday), at 8:30 o'clock a.m., from his late residence, 519 Potrero avenue, thence to St. Charles Borromeo's Church, where a requiem high mass for the repose of his soul will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 26 June 1907, page 13. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"RICE--In this city, February 14, Mabel J., only child of Robert H. and Jennie R. RICE, a native of San Francisco, aged 9 months 19 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services at 2 o'clock this day (Sunday), from the residence 29 Washington avenue, off Mission, between Ninth and Tenth." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Feb 1884, p. 7. Transcribed by Evalou.
"RICE--In San Francisco, Feb. 12th, Sarah, daughter of Abraham RICE, aged 6 months and 9 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 16 Feb 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RICH--Died of Heart Disease--Paso Robles, May 2.--This morning, A.G. RICH, aged 65 yers, died at the Wintroll house of heart disease. He lately purchased 200 acres of land on the Eureka rancho, where he was building a home. He came to town to see a doctor, went to bed, and was seen no more until 5 a.m. When found, he was in the act of arising, his body, being still warm. From letters found, it is ascertained that he has children at San Jose and Los Angeles." Source: San Francisco Call, 3 May 1887, p. 8. Contact: Pamela Storm
"RICH--In this city, March 25, Mrs. Ellen B. , wife of the late Amory G. RICH, and beloved mother of A. Gale, George O., Frank Elmer and Rev E. L. RICH, Mrs. Julia A. SMITH and Mrs. Nellie L. NEALE, a native of Ireland, aged 87 years and 3 months. Funeral Wednesday, March 27, at 1 o'clock, from the chapel of Halsted & Co, 1122 Sutter Street. Interment, private." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Mar 1912. Contact: Pamela Storm
"RICH--In this city, July 23, 1958, John P. RICH, dearly beloved husband of the late Edna G. RICH, loving father of Lila TOY of Sacramento, brother of Louis (should be Loulis) HARDMAN and Clemance KNOLL of Sacramento and Tod HARDING. Very dear friend of Emma B. FLINT. A member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #5. Funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. at Ashley & McMullen's, 4200 Geary Blvd. at Sixth Ave. Interment, Woodlawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 24 July 1958. Contact: Bea Barton fiebar@aol.com
"RICH--Viola RICH died at San Francisco October 31st, 1894." Source: STODOLE Family Bible in possession of submitter. Contact: Sharon Tait sharentait@aol.com
"RICHARDS--Chas. RICHARDS, a native of Roxbury, Massachusetts, was found dead at the corner of Valenica and Fourteenth streets yesterday afternoon." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 29 Apr 1869. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"RICHARDS--CHARLYN RICHARDS--SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, October 14, - Charlyn RICHARDS, one day old, died yesterday at Children's hospital in San Francisco. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George RICHARDS, 112 Romona avenue, South San Francisco. Funeral services were held today from Nieri chapel here. Interment followed in Holy Cross cemetery, Colma." Source: San Mateo Times, 15 Oct 1953, p.29. Transcribed by jch.


"RICHARDS--In this city, June 15, Clayton French RICHARDS, beloved husband of Annie A. RICHARDS, a native of Red Bank, N.J., aged 59 years and 7 months. (Philadelphia and Camden, N.J., papers please copy. Services will be held to-day (Wednesday), at 11 o'clock a.m., from his late residence, 301 Pennsylvania avenue. Clayton French RICHARDS, well known in the early days of California as a writer of sonnets and short stories, died yesterday at his home, 301 Pennsylvania avenue. When the 'Alta' and the 'New Era' were the leading periodicals of San Francisco he was one of their chief contributors. After his arrival in this city, in 1862, Mr. RICHARDS was identified with the drug trade and for thirty years had a wholesale store at Clay and Sansome streets. A widow and four children survive him." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 June 1902, page 6.
"RICHARDS--In this city, July 5, 1892, Francis RICHARDS, aged 3 months and 6 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 9 July 1892, page 8.
"RICHARDS--In this city, December 13th, Frank W., infant son of Ezra and Charlotte H. RICHARDS, aged 14 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 14 Dec 1865.
"RICHARDS--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 First Cabin passengers] the lost are: J.W. RICHARDS, wife and two children." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"RICHARDS--In this city, June 25, 1907, Nellie M. RICHARDS. Notice of funeral hereafter. Remains at the parlors of Carew & English, 1618 Geary Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 26 June 1907, page 13. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab
"RICHARDS--DIED--Mr. William RICHARDS, Minister of Public Instruction for the Hawaiian Government, died on the 7th ult., in the 55th year of his age." Source: Californian, 8 Dec 1847, p.3. Transcribed by Ron Filion.
"RICHARDSON--Interment in San Francisco, Feb. 20, Abm. M. RICHARDSON, N. Orleans, 42." Source: Alta California, 28 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"RICHARDSON--Charles H. RICHARDSON, who shot and killed his wife, Ella RICHARDSON, in San Francisco on October 10th last, was sentenced to term of ten years in San Quentin by Judge LAWLER." Source: Sacramento Bee, 5 May 1900. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"RICHARDSON--In this city, May 6, Edward John, dearly beloved son of Fred and Louisa RICHARDSON, aged 5 years and 2 months." Source: San Francisco Call, 7 May 1887, p. 8.
"RICHARDSON--In this city, November 10, Harry RICHARDSON, a native of London, England." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 11 Nov 1904.
"RICHARDSON--In this town, on the 9th instant, of intermittent fever, contracted in the gold region, Mr. Henry P. RICHARDSON, aged 24 years, a son of Peter RICHARDSON, Esq. of Boston, Mass. He was a young man of estimable character, and had endeared himself to a large circle of acquaintances." Source: Californian, 16 Sept 1848, p.3. Transcribed by Ron Filion.
"RICHARDSON--In this city, August 10, Jas. RICHARDSON, a native of Germany, aged 50 years." Source: Alta California, 13 Aug 1887.
"RICHARDSON--JOHN RICHARDSON DEAD--GRIDLEY (Butte Co.), April 18 - L.M. GRIDLEY, of this place, last night received a dispatch from San Francisco to the effect that John RICHARDSON, a former well-known resident of this town, had died at Dawson City of an abcess of the brain." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 18 April 18, 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RICHARDSON--In this city, June 16, Mary C. RICHARDSON, beloved grandmother of Alfred R. and Arthur D. STEVENS, a native of Maine. (Boston papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from the funeral parlors of Porter & White, 122 Eddy Street. Interment, Cypress Lawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 June 1902, page 6.
"RICHET--In this city, October 18, Augustus E.E., son of A.B. and L. RICHET, aged 6 months and 5 days." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 19 Oct 1878, p.7.
"RICHMOND--June 3d at 3 o'clock, C.C. RICHMOND, druggist, of San Francisco, aged [?] years." Source: The Sacramento Daily Union, 4 June 1852. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RICHTER--Emil RICHTER, a clerk 21 years of age, was found dead in bed in his room at 467 Bryant Street, San Francisco, yesterday morning. Death was due to gas asphyxiation." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 1 July 1903. Transcribed by Betty Loose. Research contact: Bob Pratt  TeaTime4@webtv.net


"RICHTER--In this city, May 23, 1901, Penelope V., wife of Adolph RICHTER, a native of California, age 24 yrs, 10 months and 4 days. Burial at Cypress Lawn." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 May 1901. Contact: Sharon Richter srich38@pacbell.net
"RICKLEFSEN--In San Francisco, July 19, 1874, Wilhelmine B.L, infant of G.L. and W. RICKLEFSEN." Source: Sacramento Bee, 22 July 1874. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"RIDDELL--Alfred M., age 34 years. Mortician - Carew & English." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr 1946. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"RIDEOUT--In this city, March 17, (1888), George F., beloved husband of Annie RIDEOUT, and eldest son of Captain and Mrs. A.J. RIDEOUT, aged 24 years and 4 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Monday) at 11 o'clock a.m., at the residence of the parents, 804 Filbert Street, between Powell and Mason. Internment private." Source: San Francisco Call, 18 March 1888, p. 6. Submitted by Susan Valladao. [ Submitter's note: The father's name was actually James Ransom RIDEOUT, not A.J. The mother's name was Alvira.]
"RIDER--Interment in San Francisco, Jan. 26, John RIDER, 32." Source: Alta California, 8 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"RIDER--In San Francisco, August 14, Mary F. RIDER, aged 22 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 17 August, 1874. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"RIDGE--In this city, June 28, at the City and County Hospital, Thomas D. RIDGE, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 64 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 June 1904.
"RIDLEY--In this city, July 23, Rosie, wife of A.E. RIDLEY, aged 26 years." Source: Alta California, 25 July 1879.
"RIDLEY--San Francisco, December 19---Albert E. RIDLEY, 1 year and 19 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 21 Dec 1876, p.2. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"RIDLINGTON--In this city, Mary 27, Walter H., beloved child of Thomas and Pauline RIDLINGTON, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 mos. [Sacramento papers please copy.] Friends and acquaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral, this day (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from the residence of the parents, 321 Capp street, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 March 1876.
"RIEDEL--Robert R." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 26 Feb 1915. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"RIEHN--Lizette." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 6 June 1891.
"RIEHN--In this city, July 19, William Henry, infant son of Albert H. and Gertie RIEHN, aged 7 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 20 July 1879.
"RIELEY--In this city, January 19, Peter, beloved husband of Catherine RIELEY, a native of County Meath, Ireland, aged 47 years. (Santa Barbara papers please copy.) Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day, (Saturday), at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, No. 309 Chestnut street, between Stockton and Powell." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 21 Jan 1882.
"RIESE--In this city, Nov 24, 1943, Caspar E., beloved husband of Ora RIESE, loving father of Nancy, Chapman, Madeline and Eleanor RIESE. Private funeral services were held Friday morning at the mortuary of Halsted & Co., 1123 Sutter St." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Nov 1943, p. 5. Contact: Diane Dworzack  dijaq@hotmail.com
"RIESE--John Ernest, 72 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 July 1899. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"RIESENWEBER--ARGUMENT HEARD ON WEBER ESTATE--SAN FRANCISCO, November 21 - Arguments in the case of Christoph E.R. RIESENWEBER vs. Adolph WEBER and John ADAMS, the administrator of the estate of Julius WEBER, was heard in the Circuit Court yesterday with Judge MORROW on the bench. Adolph WEBER is under sentence of death for the murder of his parents, his brother and his sister, at Auburn, last year. Two-fifths of the estate was distributed to him when RIESENWEBER, a brother of the dead man, Julius WEBER (whose name it is asserted was originally RIESENWEBER) applied for an injunction restraining the further distribution of the estate. The injunction was granted, and the argument yesterday was over the question of making it permanent." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 21 Nov 1905, Page 5. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RIETZ--Hugo Charles RIETZ, died October 17 in his 81st year and was given Christian burial on October 22 at Olivet Memorial Park. He leaves to mourn him a sister and 2 nieces.” Source: Saint Paulus Chimes, December 1959. Transcribed by Judy Hitzeman.
"RIGBY--At Oakland, 24th inst., Francis Judson RIGBY, in the 21st year of his age. The funeral will take place from the Baptist Church, corner of Fourtheenth and Brush streets, this day (Thursday), at 2:45 o'clock P.M. Friends are invited to attend without further notice." Source: Daily Alta California, 25 March 1869, page 4.
"RIGNEY--In this city, May 7, James RIGNEY, a native of Balbriggan, County of Dublin, Ireland, aged 66 years. Friends and acquaintances, and those of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Ann GALLAGHER, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY, (Wednesday) at 3 o'clock P.M., from the undertaking rooms of Wm. J. Malladay, 733 Mission street." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 9 May 1883. Contact: Cheryl Shaffer Harvey1680@AOL.COM


"RIGNEY--In this city, October 12, 1917, James A. RIGNEY, dearly beloved husband of Veronica C. RIGNEY, loving father of Joseph A. and Charles RIGNEY and Mrs. D. H. SHAFFER, and brother-in-law, of H.R. ESSE and A.I. ESSE, a native of NY, aged 73 years, 5 months and 14 days. A member of Lincoln Post, No.1, G.A.R.and Millmen's Union, Local No. 423. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Tuesday, October 16, at 9:15 o'clock, from the chapel of H.F. Suhr & Co. 2919 Mission St., between 25th and 26th; thence to Corpus Christi Church, Santa Rosa Ave., near Mission St., where a mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 10:30 o'clock. Interment, National Cemetery, by automobile." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Oct 1917. Contact: Cheryl Shaffer Harvey1680@AOL.COM
"RILEY--Dispatch from San Francisco, April 19 -- Mrs. RILEY fell dead at the corner of First and Lick streets at half past 5 o'clock this evening, it is supposed from heart disease. Her husband is a waiter at the Grand Hotel." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 20 Apr 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"RILEY--Dispatch from San Francisco, April 19 --Mrs. Annie RILEY, who died in a hall-way on First street this afternoon has been a vagrant on account of intemperance for some time. She leaves 2 children at school at San Rafael." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 20 Apr 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"RILEY--In this city, at his residence, 1012 Vallejo street, December 1, 1885, A.P. RILEY, aged 56 years, and known on this Coast and in the Southern States as Gus. RILEY. Mr. RILEY was a native of Alabama. Funeral Thursday, at 11 o'clock a.m. Interment private." Source: Daily Alta California, 3 Dec 1885.
"RILEY--In Sacramento, Nov. 18th, Alfred RILEY, a native of Clay county, Missouri." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 21 Nov 1865.
"RILEY--In this city, Dec 24th, at the City and County Hospital, Ellen RILEY, aged 25 years, a native of Ireland." Source: Daily Alta California, 25 Dec 1868.
"RILEY--In this city, November 3, George, beloved son of Patrick and Catherine RILEY, and brother of John, Martin, William, Nellie and Josie RILEY and Mrs. M. HANNON, a native of Austarlia, aged 31 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Nov 1898. Transcribed by J. Ireland.
"RILEY--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, June 23 - The bodies found at Goat Island have been identified as those of Wm. BOMSTER, sailor, and James RILEY, shoe-maker." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 24 June 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"RILEY--In this city, October 24, John RILEY, a native of County Caven, Ireland, aged 42 years. [New York papers please copy.] Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Sunday) at 2 o'clock P.M., from his late residence, on Clipper street, between Dolores and Church, Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 26 Oct 1879, p.7. Transcribed by Ron Filion.
"RILEY, Maggie, 21 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 March 1892, p. 7.
"RILEY--Mrs. Maggie RILEY, wife of James RILEY, of San Francisco, died in Yolo at 1 o'clock this morning, after a brief illness, at the resdence of her mother Mrs. Mary MURPHY. The funeral procession will leave Yolo about 9 o'clock Monday morning. Mass will be celebrated in the Catholic church in Woodland about 10:30 o'clock and the intement will follow in the Catholic cemetery. The deceased was the second daughter of Mrs. MURPHY. She was a native of Ireland, and 41 years, 4 months and 16 days old. Mrs. RILEY came to the United States about 19 years ago. Her father died prior to her departure from Ireland, and her mother followed her to this country a short time afterward. Mrs. RILEY also leaves five sisters and six brothers. Mrs M. SLAVEN lives at Blacks Station, Mrs. MORAN and Mrs. LARRY reside in San Francisco. Mrs. CROWLEY resides in Massachusetts, and Miss Lena MURPHY, the youngest, lives with her mother in Yolo. Of the brothers, P. MURPHY lives in Willow Oak Park, C. MURPHY lives in Woodland, Jerry, Michael and Daniel live in Yolo and John MURPHY is a resident of Crockett. Mrs. RILEY was a very estimable woman greatly beloved by her family and esteemed and respected by all who knew her. Her untimely death is deeply regretted and the bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community." Source: Woodland Daily Democrat, 16 August, 1902, page 1. Submitted by Cristine Ham.
"RILEY--In San Francisco, May 3d, Mary RILEY, aged 40 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 6 May 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RILEY--In this city, May 18, Mary Jane, beloved wife of William RILEY, daughter of Catherine and the late John McDEVITT, and sister of Joseph, John and Charles McDEVITT, a native of San Francisco, aged 23 years, 2 months and 20 days. Friends and acqaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-morrow (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, No. 646 Mission street, between Second and Third." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 19 May 1884.
"RILEY--In this city, June 3, Phillip H., beloved husband of Margaret RILEY, and loving brother of Mrs. B. O’MARA , and uncle of Mrs. F. CALLAHAN, Mrs. J. A. BROWN, Mrs. A.D. CALLAHAN, and the late Mary., J. F. and Lawrence O’MARA and Mrs. E. P. STEPHENS, a native of Ireland. Late member of Company B., Twenty-third Regiment, U.S.A." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 June 1911. Transcribed by Evalou.
"RILEY--In this city, February 26th, Willie Joseph, infant son of John and Mary RILEY." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 27 Feb 1875.
"RINGEN--SAN FRANCISCO, May 23. - The following deaths were on record yesterday in San Francisco...RINGEN, George." Source: Oakland Tribune, 23 May 1934, Page C 31. Transcribed by jch.
"RINGGOLD--In San Francisco, M. RINGGOLD." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 March 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RINGOT--At Hollister, Feb. 12, Joseph RINGOT, a native of Boston, Mass., aged 81 years, 2 months. […found dead in his cart, on his ranch across the river…indications of carbolic acid poisoning, the tongue and throat being badly burned…in addition to rheumatic troubles [he] suffered greatly for some time past from heart trouble…The only thing that seemed to give him relief was a cordial, which, together with a 2 ounce bottle of carbolic acid (used for disinfecting purposes) were kept on a shelf…(long description of how he took the carbolic acid accidentally)…His death was apparently painless and gentle…He leaves, besides his widow, a son, Joseph RINGOT, formerly of Jordan, Marsh & Co., Boston, and a daughter, Mrs. Ellen HIGBY, both children by his first wife. It was for his grandson, Mr. HIGBY, that he was founding his proposed model dairy. The remains were taken to San Francisco and the remains were interred on Monday in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland…]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 18 Feb 1898. Transcribed by Dee.
"RINGOT--Joseph…His relatives are Mary Belle RINGOT(his wife); Joseph H. RINGOT, a son, residing in Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Ellen HIGBY, daughter, aged 54 years, residing at Benicia, Solano county; and the following grandchildren: Nellie, Sarah, Jos. R., and Eben HIGBY…(long story)]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 18 Mar Jan 1898. Transcribed by Dee.
"RINGOT--Estate of Jos. H. RINGOT -- …I have deeded to my wife, Mary Belle RINGOT, her share of my estate. The remainder…share and share alike: Joseph H. RINGOT, Ellen M. HIGBY, Wm. HIGBY, Nellie HIGBY, Jos. R. HIGBY, Eben HIGBY, Sarah HIGBY and Ruth HIGBY…]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 25 Feb 1898. Transcribed by Dee.
"RINGSTROM--Died in Sonoma Twp., May 12, 1861, Adolphe RINGSTROM, nat. of Sweden, aged 35y. (S.F. copy)." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 16 May 1861. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"RINGSTROM--Died in Sonoma Twp., 12th inst., Adolph RINGSTROM, native of Sweden, aged 35y. (San Francisco copy)." Source: The Sonoma Democrat, 16 May 1861. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.


"RINN--In San Francisco, Aug 8th, Ann, wife of Thomas RINN, aged 29 years; also infant child of Thomas and Ann RINN." Source: Sacramento Bee, 11 Aug 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"RIORDAN--In this city, March 13, Annie, beloved wife of Patrick RIORDAN, mother of William F., John J., Edward H., Daniel W. and Katie A. RIORDAN and Mrs. Charles KINKLER, a native of Little Island, County Cork, Ireland, aged 57 years and 11 months." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 March 1899, p.12. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"RIORDAN--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Sept. 23 -- The remains of Captain Joseph RIORDAN, of the Veteran Corps and National Guards, is being buried this afternoon with military honor." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 24 Sept 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"RIORDAN--In this city, Sept. 29, Margaret, beloved wife of Stephen RIORDAN, a native of Ireland, aged 48 years and 2 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, THIS DAY (Sunday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from her late residence, 246 Fourth street." Source: Daily Morning Call (San Francisco), 2 Oct 1870, page 4. Transcribed by Kimberlee Young.
"RIPLEY--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Annie F. RIPLEY, 6 yrs. 10 mos. [Child of Noah RIPLEY]. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.


"RIPLEY--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Chas. E. RIPLEY, 8 yrs 3 mos. [Child of Noah RIPLEY]. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.

"RIPLEY--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Mrs. RIPLEY (wife of the above [Noah RIPLEY]), 30. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.

"RIPLEY--Interment in San Francisco, April 17, Lysander RIPLEY, Boston, 39." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"RIPLEY--At San Francisco, April 17th, Lysander RIPLEY, of Boston, 39 (?)." Source:  Boston Daily Evening Transcript, 25 May 1853. Transcribed by J. Ireland.


"RIPLEY--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Noah RIPLEY, Brooklyn, N.Y., 50. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.

"RIPLEY--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Sarah F. RIPLEY, 9 yrs 10 mos. [Child of Noah RIPLEY]. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"RIPPON--In San Francisco, September 14, Jessie B. RIPPON, wife of Edward RIPPON, formerly of Sacramento, aged 30 years. [The funeral will take place from the residence of Frank L. WHITE, 716 Twelfth street, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Friends and acquaintences are invited to attend the funeral services. Interment private.]" Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Sept 1886. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RISING--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Sept. 10 - David B. RISING, a pioneer, died last night of apoplexy of the heart. The Stock Exchange Board, of which he was a member, adjourned today out of respect to deceased." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 11 Sept 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"RISLEY--At Yuba City, on the morning of the 31st March, Mary Missouri, daughter of Elvy and Martha June RISLEY, aged 4 years 1 month and 20 days." Source: Daily Alta California, 6 April 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"RISSLAND, Mrs. J.G." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 1 Feb 1894, p. 10.
"RISSLAND--In this city, January 31, 1894, Mrs. J.G. RISSLAND, beloved mother of William, Matilda, George and Katie RISSLAND and Mrs. H. PAPE, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, aged 40 years, 2 months and 1 day. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Friday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the parlors of Martin & Morrison, 118 Geary street. Interment I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Feb 1894, p. 10.


"RISSMAN--Adele Gloria RISSMAN. Date of death: 30 Oct 1993; date of birth: 26 Aug 1920; age 73; born in Sweden, citizen of the U.S.. Father's name and state of birth: unknown; mother's name and state of birth: Kate, no other information. She was a widow; homemaker, own home, self employed, years in occupation: 53; education: 14; residence: 481 Twin View Blvd., Redding, Shasta County, CA; 3 years in this county. Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel; creamated, ashes given to daughter, Suzanne Quibell, 2 Nov 1993." Source: Certificate #001352. Contact: Mary Utschig Read maryutschig@yahoo.com
"RISSO--Louise Adele GENTOZARISSO, died June 23, 1942, Alameda, CA, 66y, 1m 20d; born May 3, 1876 in San Francisco to Luigi [Louis] GENTOZA and Maria FERREA; wife of Joseph RISSO; informant, daughter Edith RISSO; buried St Mary's Cemetery, Oakland." Source, Death Certificate, Alameda County Book #292, June 1942. Contact: Donna Madrid DonnaSF47@comcast.net

"RISTINE--In San Francisco, January 31, Julius W. RISTINE, a native of Ohio, aged 35 years. [Funeral from Grace Church at 11 A.M., to-morrow. Friends are invited to attend.] " Source: Sacramento Bee, 2 Feb 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RISVOLD--In this city, October 19, Olene RISVOLD, beloved sister of Mrs. Captain O. MONSEN, a native of Sovde, Norway, aged 25 years 6 months and 19 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Thursday) at 12:30 o'clock pm, from the residence of Mrs. O. MONSEN, 1123 A Alabama Street, thence to Our Savior's Scandanavian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Howard Street between Twelfth and Thirteenth, where services will commence at 1 o'clock pm. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 Oct 1903, p.6. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"RITCHIE--Killed by a Train--To the wife of Romer K. RITCHIE, one of the most prominent young real estate brokers of San Francisco, came the tidings yesterday that her husband had been killed by a railroad train near Corte Madera, while driving to meet her at Larkspur." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 22 May 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RITTER--In this city, September 2, 1883, Gustav RITTER, beloved husband of Katie RITTER, a native of the Providence of Posen, Germany, aged 39 years, 10 months, and 8 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, No. 1333 Pine Street, near Larkin." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 3 Sept 1883, page 4. Transcribed by Carolyn.
"RITTER--Josephine. November 24. Mortician - Julius S. Godeau, Inc." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Nov 1940, p. 9. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"RIVERA--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: P. RIVERA." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"RIVOIRE--In San Francisco, Cal., March 16, 1931, John D. RIVOIRE of Pilot Hill, El Dorado county; son of the late John and Mary RIVOIRE, loving brother of Mrs. Louise PLAVAN of Morgan Hill and the late Margaret MEYNIER and Harriet CLEVELAND; aged 59 years, 6 months and 11 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Thursday, March 19, 1931, at 2 p.m., from the funeral chapel of Denegri-Geoffroy, corner of Second and San Carlos street. Interment, Oak Hill cemetery." Source: San Jose Mercury Herald, 18 Mar 1931. Transcribed by Chris
"RIX--January 11, 1874 - John RIX drowned in San Francisco bay." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"RIZE--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, May 6 -- Charles RIZE, a German, committed suicide at his residence on Quincy street, this morning, by hanging himself with a silk scarf. When found, his feet were hanging on the floor. A deep wound in his arm and a quantity of blood in a basin, showed that an attempt at self-destruction had been made by opening a vein. Deceased was an old resident and the loss of $15,000 worth of land in this city, taken from him by a decree of the Court, was the cause of his temporary aberration of mind." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 7 May 1869. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.


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