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.

"ROACH--In this city, August 20, Mrs. A. ROACH, a native of Ireland, aged 84 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 22 Aug 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"ROACH--In Alameda, March 7, Edward M. ROACH, a native of California, aged 24 years and 7 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 8 March 1895.
"ROACH--Near Punta Arenas, July 10th, J. Francis, youngest son of Patrick and Catherine ROACH, aged 1 year, 3 months and 17 days." Source: Daily Alta California, 12 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"ROACH--In San Francisco, October 5, 1875, Mrs. Mary ROACH, aged 75 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 5 Oct 1875. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.


"ROACH--Philip A. ROACH died at his home in San Francisco last Saturday, aged 69. Deceased was a native of Cork, Ireland, and landed in Monterey in 1849, where he was elected Alcalde the same year. He represented Santa Cruz and Monterey in the State Senate of the first Legislature. He was a Democrat and died with a clean public record…" Source: The Salinas Weekly Index, 2 May 1889. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROACH--In this city, December 4, Theresa ROACH, aged 18 years and 10 months. Funeral to-day, at 2 p.m., from No. 733 Mission street." Source: Daily Alta California, 6 Dec 1885.
"ROACHE--Died in South San Francisco, Aug. 3, Willie, youngest son of William H. and Elizabeth ROACHE, a native of San Francisco, aged 18 days." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co, CA), 12 Aug 1898. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROBBINS--In San Francisco, May 12th, John ROBBINS, in the 39th years of his age." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 14 May 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROBBINS--In this city, March 12, W. G. ROBBINS, a native of England, aged 50 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 March 1899, p.12. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"ROBBINS--In San Francisco, November 25, 1905, William Z., dearly beloved husband of Louise ROBBINS, son of Mrs. E.H. CALLENDER, father of Rose M. ROBBINS, and brother of Joseph M. and Rose E. ROBBINS, Mrs. G.C. JONES, Peter and Helen CALLENDER, a native of Sacramento, Cal., aged 28 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow, November 28th, at 11:15 a.m. from the Cathedral, corner 11th and K Streets. Interment City Cemetery." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 27 Nov 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROBERT--In this city, July 23, Charles de ROBERT de LAFREGAYRE, beloved husband of Marie ROBERT, father of George, Paul and Louis ROBERT, and stepfather of Minnie ROBERT, a native of France, aged 61 years. Funeral will take place to-day (Saturday) at 10 o'clock a.m. from the chapel of Julius S. Godeau, 41 Van Ness avenue. Interment, Cypress Lawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 25 July 1914.
"ROBERTS--Abraham ROBERTS, a Grand Army veteran and United States pensioner, fell dead in the washroom of 614 Howard Street, San Francisco, yesterday forenoon. He was a widower, 70 years old. His death was from natural causes." Source: Sacramento Bee, 10 Jan 1901. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"ROBERTS--In this city, January 16, Ann, wife of James ROBERTS, formerly of Utica, New York, aged 43 years. (Utica, N.Y. papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the fuenral, this (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, from her late residence, north side of Ellis street, near Fillmore. There will be a Mass for the repose of her soul, at the Cememtery Church, at 9 o'clock this morning." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 18 Jan 1870.
"ROBERTS--In this city, January 19, Elizabeth ROBERTS, a native of England, aged 41 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 24 Jan 1901, p.6. Transcribed by Ron Filion.
"ROBERTS--Died at San Francisco, Apr. 19, 1889, Frances, infant daughter of Mr./Mrs. ROBERTS, aged 6m., the funeral was held at Mrs. DENNING's in Healdsburg." Source: Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, CA), 27 Apr 1889. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ROBERTS--Santa Rosa, Jan. 27, 1890, Mrs. J.A. ROBERTS, native of Healdsburg, aged 30y 2m 29d. Mrs. ROBERTS, of San Francisco, was better known here as, Maggie CAPELL, died in the city Sunday." Source: Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, CA), 1 Feb 1890. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ROBERTS--In San Francisco, Cal., August 17, 1916, Jane beloved wife of Return ROBERTS, mother of J.G. and F.P. ROBERTS, Mrs. S.T. ALDERSON, Mrs. Charles HILDERBRATH and the late Jane ROBERTS, daughter of Mrs. Ora DOWDLE, sister of Henry and John DOWDLE and Mrs. F.L. PROCTOR, a native of Paris, Texas, aged 64 years. Funeral services tomorrow (Saturday), August 19, at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Halstead & Co., 1122 Sutter street, San Francisco. Interment private." Source: San Jose Mercury Herald, 18 Aug 1916, p. 14. Transcribed by jch.
"ROBERTS--John ROBERTS, owner of the Mountain Ranch, now under lease to Jack SIBBALDS, and former partner of Mr. SIBBALDS, lost his life near San Francisco on Monday last, he leaves a widow, and 3 small children. He was aged 35y." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 22 Apr 1880. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ROBERTS--In San Francisco, March 11, Margaret, wife of Charles ROBERTS, and sister of Maurice O'CONNOR, of Sacramento, a native of Ireland, aged 54 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 12 March 1891. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROBERTS--In San Leandro, March 12, Mary A., beloved daughter of Austin J. and Eliza W. ROBERTS, a native of Massachusetts. Funeral services to-morrow (Tuesday), at 10:30 o'clock I at the residence. Interment private, Mountain View Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 13 March 1899, p.9. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"ROBERTS--In San Francisco, June 18, Mrs. Mary Ann ROBERTS, aged 47 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 21 June 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROBERTS--In the City and County Almshouse, August 7, Thomas ROBERTS, a native of England, aged 75 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 8 Aug 1885.
"ROBERTSON--In Oakland, June 29, 1920, Alice Berry, beloved wife of Wm. L. ROBERTSON and loving daughter of Julia E. BERRY, a native of Los Angeles, aged 33 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Thursday), July 1, at 2 p.m., from the chapel of California Crematory, 4499 Piedmont av." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 June 1920. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.


"ROBERTSON--Mrs. Della." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 26 March 1891. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"ROBERTSON--J.C. ROBERTSON, a teacher at the Industrial School near San Francisco, who was knocked down with a clothing bar on the 13th inst. by one of his unruly scholars, died in San Francisco on the 17th." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 24 July 1879. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ROBERTSON--In this city, July 16, James C. ROBERTSON, a native of La Grange, Ga, aged 34 years, 4 months and 20 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, to-day (Thursday) at 4 o'clock p.m. from Dr. Scott's Church." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 17 July 1879.
"ROBERTSON--In Temescal, Alameda county, March 2, Mary, wife of John ROBERTSON, a native of Scotland, aged 86 years, 10 months and 25 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 4 March 1895.
"ROBERTSON--Died in San Francisco, Feb. 16, 1889, Nellie, youngest daughter of the late R. ROBERTSON, native of Virginia City, Nv., aged 18y 6m." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 2 March 1889. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ROBERTSON--Interment in San Francisco, April 10, W. ROBERTSON, From Pennsylvania, aged 28." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"ROBERTY--Interment in San Francisco, April 20, Baptieste ROBERTY, France, 44." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"ROBIE--March 16, 1874 - Col. Oliver P. ROBIE, U.S.A., committed suicide at San Francisco by shooting himself through the head." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROBIN--SAN FRANCISCO, May 23. - The following deaths were on record yesterday in San Francisco...ROBIN, Michael E." Source: Oakland Tribune, 23 May 1934, Page C 31. Transcribed by jch.
"ROBINET--SUICIDE at SEA -- The supercargo of the Chilanean ship Mercedes committed suicide at sea when near Valparaiso. His name was ROBINET, formerly a merchant of San Francisco. The vessel was on its way to Valparaiso from Hong Kong, when he attempted to scuttle and sink the ship when near the end of the voyage, that he might claim insurance for goods he had pretended were on board, but which he had secretly sold at Hong Kong. Being discovered in his attempt, he committed suicide by jumping overboard." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 23 May 1858. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROBINS--In San Francisco, Nov. 15th, Mrs. C.E. ROBINS, wife of C.E. ROBINS, aged 55 years." Source: The Free Lance, (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 18 Nov 1892. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROBINS--San Francisco, January 15--Captain Mark ROBINS, of the steamer Santa Cruz, who was shot December 27 by his brother in law, Oscar WALTER, died this afternoon from erysipelas, caused by his wound." Source: Sacramento Bee, 16, Jan 1895, p.1. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"ROBINSON--In San Francisco, Feb. 13th, Mrs. Ann. L. ROBINSON, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, aged 75 yrs., 7 mos., & 21 days. [Deceased was the adopted mother of Mrs. J.D. ROBINSON, of Platea, San Benito county, and Mr. S.S. WATSON, of Los Angeles.]" Source: The Hollister Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co., CA), 28 Feb 1890. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROBINSON--E.R. ROBINSON was an insurance broker, doing business at 436 Montgomery street in this city. He was well-known in business circles and leaves many friends to mourn his loss. He resides in Oakland." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 2. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"ROBINSON--In San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 27th, at 5 o'clock p.m., of inflammatory croup, Frank Henry ROBINSON, aged 3 years, 1 month, son of Jeremiah and Frances C. ROBINSON. [Funeral at 2 o'clock p.m. tomorrow (Sunday) from the residence on Oak street. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.]" Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 28 Sept 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROBINSON--In this city, Dec 19th, George ROBINSON, a native of Pictou, Nova Scotia, aged 38 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 20 Dec 1865.


"ROBINSON--John C. ROBINSON, pioneer and one of California's foremost citizens, died yesterday in San Francisco. He had been a sufferer for a long time and death resulted from a complication of his diseases. ROBINSON'S life was one of activity. He fought as a soldier in the Mexican War, and most of his life was spent filling important offices of public trust. He was a diplomat, navigator and millionaire." Source: Sacramento Bee, 3 April, p.10. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"ROBINSON--In this city, March 15, Margaret, wife of Francis ROBINSON, a natvie of Ireland, aged 60 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 16 March, 1895.
"ROBINSON--In this city, Nov. 30th, Richard T. ROBINSON, aged 45 years, a native of Pittsburg, Pa." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 1 Dec 1865.
"ROBINSON--At Honolulu, July 9th, Robert ROBINSON, of small pox, aged 27 years. Mr. R. was born on the island, and was a son of James ROBINSON, of Honolulu." Source: Daily Alta California, 13 Aug 1853. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"ROBINSON--DEATH of MISS SUE ROBINSON -- This distinguished actress, well known to the early residents of this city almost from her infancy, died at Sacramento at 20 minutes past 3 o'clock last Saturday morning, 17th instant. 'Figaro,' in announcing her death, says: "Many old Californians now resident in far off lands will remember her as "little Sue ROBINSON," a bright and talented little girl, the leading attraction of the "Robinson Family," who for years traveled through the mining towns in the early days of California, giving light dramatic entertainments. Her vocal and dramatic talents made her a universal favorite; and many will also remember with what demonstrations her plaintive little song "Do they miss me at Home" was always received by her audience of bronzed and rugged miners, in whose hearts it never seemed to fail of awaking a warm responsive feeling, that was often followed by the most fabulous showers of silver which fell at the feet of the little cantatrice. "Miss Sue ROBINSON made her first appearance in San Francisco on the boards of the old Union Theater, on Commercial street, then under the management of James STARK, in October, 1855. She afterwards played a season at the American Theater; then removed to Oregon with her family; was there married to C.H. GETZLER, and lived many years in retirement. She subsequently resumed her professional duties there. She has since filled the leading business at Piper's Opera House, at Virginia City; at Maguire's Opera House, San Francisco; and at the Metropolitan Theater, in Sacramento City. At the time of her death, Miss ROBINSON was under engagement to proceed to Chicago, to fill the leading business, next season, at McVICKERS's new theater. Miss ROBINSON was universally esteemed by members of the profession, not only for her talents and versatility, but for her heart qualities and virtues." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 19 June 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROBINSON--In the City and County Hospital, February 26th, Theodore P. ROBINSON, a native of New York, aged 33 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 27 Feb 1875.
"ROBINSON--At Shanghae, Feb. 10, W. F. ROBINSON, Esq., of Salem, Mass, aged 35 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 26 March 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"ROBINSON--Interment in San Francisco, Feb. 26, Wm. ROBINSON, New York, 25." Source: Alta California, 28 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"ROBINSON--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, April 6 -- A terrible accident occurred on Geary street, above Kearny, at half-past 8 this morning. For some days past men have been at work excavating in a lot adjoining the residence of D.D. GAUTIER, a 2-story brick house, and this morning the east wall gave way, burying Wm. ROBINSON and Jeremiah CARROLL in the ruins, killing them almost instantly. One other man, name unknown, was slightly cut and bruised about the head. The Fire Department were called out and extricated the bodies from the debris. The family of GAUTIER were fortunately out of the house at the time of the accident. The accident was owing to an oversight in not shoreing up the wall as it was undermined." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 7 Apr 1869. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"ROBITSCHECK--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Dec. 29 - Mr. EISNER, who shot H. ROBITSCHECK about a week since at a store on Sansome street and then committed suicide, executed a will about 3 years ago, in which he directed that in the event of his dying before Mr. ROBITSCHECK the latter should have his entire property. The will was delivered into the hands of Mr. ROBITSCHECK's attorney in this city [San Francisco], who has it now." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 27 Dec 1867. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROCCA--In Los Gatos, Santa Clara Co., Cal., Rossa ROCCA, beloved wife of Felice ROCCA, loving mother of Andrew and Victor ROCCA, and sister of Giovanni GIAMBATISTA, Molinari and Mrs. Maria CASSALEGGIO and Mrs. Clorinda RAFFETTO of Italy and mother-in-law of Mrs. Angelina ROCCA; nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law in San Francisco; nieces, newphews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law in Seattle, Wash; a native of Italy, aged 53 years 1 month and 9 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today, January 26, 1922 at 9:30 a.m. from the parlors of Ferrari, Cassinelli Co., 1548 Stocton st; thence to the SS Peter and Paul's Church for a requiem mass for the repose of her soul, commencing at 10 o'clock a.m. Interment, Italian Cemetery. Please omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 26 Jan 1922.
"ROCHE--In this city, September 28, 1897, Frank ROCHE, a native of Massachusetts, aged 38 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 30 September 1897, p. 3. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"ROCHE--Guadalupe Sanchez ROCHE Dies--Pioneer's Death Kills Hope of Finding $60,000 Treasure--The Last hope of locating the "SANCHEZ Treasure," $60,000 in gold coins vanished today with the death of a 90 year old woman, daughter of an early California family. During the last decade, Mrs. Guadalupe S. ROCHE lived in the family home at 220 Pierce St., dreaming about the buried treasure and vainly striving to recall its exact location..." Source: San Francisco Daily News, January 1936. Transcribed by Bill Roddy.

Submitter's note: She was the daughter of Jose Maria SANCHEZ and Encarnacion ORTEGA. Full story at http://americahurrah.com
"1853 Sanchez File Murders" http://americahurrah.com/California/MontereyMurders/GuadalupeSanchezDies.htm

"ROCHE--In this city, July 27, 1972, Madeline O'DONNELL ROCHE, beloved wife of the late Richard M. ROCHE, loving stepmother of Eleanor MULLINGER, Richard and Paul ROCHE, dear cousin of Albert BUCKLEY; and alumna of St. Peter's Academy." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 28 July 1972. Submitted by Susanna O'Donnell.
"ROCHE--Madeline O'DONNELL ROCHE, widow of a prominent San Francisco banker, died at her home here yesterday after a long illness. She was 79 yesterday. Mrs. ROCHE was a native and lifelong resident of San Francisco. Her husband, Richard M. ROCHE, retired vice president of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank here, died in 1967. She is survived by a step-daughter, Eleanor MULLINGER of Hurricane, Utah; and two stepsons, Richard ROCHE of Walnut Creek and Paul ROCHE of San Mateo." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 28 July 1972. Submitted by Susanna O'Donnell.
"ROCHE--In this city, September 5, Mary Ellen, only duaghter of Delia and the late James ROCHE, a native of San Francisco, aged 7 yrs., 3 months and 14 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-morrow (Sunday), at 2 1/2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, 67 Clementina street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 6 Sept 1873.
"ROCHE--Thomas W., 14 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 July 1899. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford. 
"ROCHETTE--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, Feb. 6 - Jean ROCHETTE, the well-known circus clown and athlete, died at the County Hospital yesterday, aged 40 years." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 7 Feb 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROCHFORD--Thomas ROCHFORD, an old and respected citizen of Petaluma, died yesterday morning after a long illness." Source: San Francisco Call, 19 Aug 1890, p. 8. Contact: Kathy Balestrini kbalestrini@surewest.net
"ROCK--In this city, October 29, John, infant son of Charles and Mary ROCK, aged 5 months and 1 day. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Thursday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, 710 Green street, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 30 Oct 1873.
"ROCKS--Dispatch from San Francisco, Jan. 16 --A man generally known as Captain ROCKS, was found dead in his house on Jessie street this evening. He was a man of intemperate habits and his death is supposed to have resulted from natural causes." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 17 Jan 1873. Transcribed by Dee.
"RODDY--Ellen RODDY, S. F. Actress--Final rites for Ellen CRANE RODDY, retired actress and member of a pioneer family are scheduled at 9 a. m. tomorrow at Halsted & Co.

Mrs. RODDY, 78, died of a heart attack Friday at her longtime residence at the Powell Hotel. Her son, William, an NBC newsman here, said she wanted to live in the heart of the city.
She was known as Ellen CRANE in the days when she was a singer, dancer and actress on the Orpheum and Pantages circuits. She began her career here after the 1906 earthquake and fire with the oldtime producers, KOLB and DILL. Mrs. RODDY was a direct descendant of Sgt. Jose Francisco de ORTEGA, the first white man to see San Francisco Bay and a scout with the PORTOLA expedition, and George W. CRANE, who emigrated to California in 1846. Burial will be at the National Cemetery at the Presidio alongside her husband, Capt. William M. RODDY, a publicist for circus and vaudeville, who died in 1957." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 28 Oct 1963, page 52. Contact: Bill Roddy billroddy@cox.net
"RODDY--In this city, September 3, John Edwin, youngest and dearly beloved son of James J. and Mary RODDY, and brother of James, Margaret, Marlon and Virginia RODDY, a native of San Francisco, aged 1 month and 20 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Sept 1905. Transcribed by jch.
"RODELAT--In Oakland, November 8, Marie RODELAT, beloved mother of Fred, Toney and An[ita?] RODELAT and Mrs. Louise MOORE, a native of Mexico, aged 60 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 4 Nov 1904.
"RODGERS--Arthur RODGERS, a prominent attorney of San Francisco, died at Auburn last Tuesday after an illness of several months. The deceased was a member of the Board of Regents of the University of California, and one of the ablest lawyers in the State. About 30 years ago Mr. RODGERS was the principal of the Hollister Public School and was a teacher of great ability and by his kindly disposition and the great interest he took in his pupils won the affections of all…" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 27 June 1902. Transcribed by Dee.


"RODGERS--In this city, November 12, Elenore, beloved and only daughter od Edward and Mamie RODGERS, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 months and 12 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 14 Nov 1904.
"RODGERS--in San Rafael, May 18 1894, Francis, husband of Winifred RODGERS (nee GILMARTIN), native of Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. St. Raphael's Church for mass, interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael." Source: San Francisco Call, 20 May 1894.
"RODGERS--James A. RODGERS, a member of the San Francisco Board of Education, died of small pox Saturday morning. He was 48 years of age and a native of Connecticut." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 29 Sept 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"RODGERS--In this city, June 1, Mary, beloved wife of John RODGERS, a native of County Mayo, Ireland, aged [57?] years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Friday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, 911 Greenwich street." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 4 June 1886.
"RODRIGUEZ--In San Francisco, March 3, Jose M. RODRIGUEZ, a native of Mexico, aged 75 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 4 March 1865. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"ROE--In this city, December 13, Eliza (HOLMES), wife of Walter J. ROE, mother of Mrs. Mary E. HILL and Mrs. Elizabeth C. WRIGHT, a native of Dublin, Ireland, aged 75 years and 2 months. Interment Calvary Cemetery." Source: Daily Alta California, 15 Dec 1878. Contact: Ken Davis kendavis@sbcglobal.com
"ROE--In this city, March 11, Helen M. ROE, a native of Vermont, aged 53 years, 6 months and 27 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 3 April 1890, page 8.
"ROE--In this city, Walter J. ROE, father of Mrs. Mary E. HILL and Mrs. Elizabeth C. WRIGHT, a native of Dublin, Ireland, aged 73 years and 2 months. Interment Calvary Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 7 June 1880. Contact: Ken Davis kendavis@sbcglobal.com
"ROEBEN--In this city, July 8, Helene Wilhelmina, youngest daughter of George and Anna ROEBEN...." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 10 July 1873.
"ROEDDE--Not a word has been printed in the San Francisco newspapers of the fact that Anne ROEDDE, a trained nurse, died in that city November 3 of the bubonic plague. The evidence is to the effect that this young woman contacted the plague from having nursed a white boy for six hours from October 21-22. It is assumed from October 22 to October 31, through date she was taken to the contagion hospital connected with Children's Hospital, she was at Pacific Hospital, where she had been employed, but there is an effort on the part of those who have had the case in charge to suppress the facts, and the health authorities have had much difficulty in getting a history on the case, although the facts have been furnished by the Bee to the Associated Press. The facts have also been printed in the National Bulletin of Quincy, Plumas County, in which Miss ROEDDE formerly lived and where she was highly regarded." Source: Sacramento Bee, 12 Nov 1900. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"ROEHL--In this city, June 27, Louis ROEHL, a native of Schlieswig-Holstein, Germany, aged 39 years. (German papers please copy.) The funeral will take place to-day (Sunday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from J. McGINN's, 731 Market st." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 27 June 1875.
"ROER--In Sacramento, Dec 16th, Peter H. ROER, a native of Louisville, Ky, aged 55 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 19 Dec 1865.
"ROERNER--In the City and County Hospital, May 27, Herman ROERNER." Source: San Francisco Call, 29 May 1885, p. 4. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"ROESLER--In this city, December 3, Julius ROESLER, a native of Germany, aged 28 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today at 2 o'clock from Horticultural Hall Stockton Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 Dec 1875. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"ROETHE--C. ROETHE, who was proprietor of the City Drug Store at the place thirty years ago, died in San Francisco last week." Source: Weekly Shasta Courier, 19 Jun 1886. Transcribed by Robin Bills.
"ROFF--In this city, Dec 16th, at the City and County Hospital, Isaac ROFF, aged 32 years, a native of New York." Source: Daily Alta California, 18 Dec 1868.
"ROGER--Dr. Joseph H. D. ROGER--Private funeral services were held Saturday for Dr. Joseph H. D. ROGER, a native of San Francisco who died here Thursday at the age of 90. During his 35 years of private practice here, Dr. ROGER was on the staffs of St. Mary's Hospital and the French Hospital as a physician and surgeon. He was the son of Leon (ROGER) and Marie Ann (FAGOTHEY) ROGER. His father was headmaster of Trinity College, a well-known boy's academy here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dr. ROGER enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley at the age of 14 and was graduated in 1911. He earned both a degree in pharmacy and a doctorate of medicine in 1915 from the Affiliated Colleges in San Francisco, now the University of California Medical Center. As part of his internship, he worked for the San Francisco Emergency Hospital Service. He served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps in World War II. He is survived by three daughters, Dorothy PHILLIPS of Santa Barbara, Gabrielle LAPACHET of Murphy's (Calaveras County) and Loretto WHITE of San Francisco, a son Joseph H. ROGER of Fairfax; 10 grandchildren and six great-grand children. The family prefers that memorial donations be sent to the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma or the St. Anthony Dining Room in San Francisco." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 13 April 1983. Contact: Annalisa Roger TeamRoger@comcast.net
"ROGER--In this city, February 27, Marie, wife of Leon ROGER, a native of Frnce [sic.], aged 37 years, 8 months and 27 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 28 Feb 1895.
"ROGERS--Cholera--The interments on Saturday and yesterday include a number of deaths by cholera...Nov. 2, 1850: Albert ROGERS 50, Lewistons Falls, Me., cholera." Source: Alta California, 4 Nov 1850 (Transcribed from microfilm held at University of Nevada, Reno). Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"ROGERS--TAKEN to SAN FRANCISCO - The remains of Antonio ROGERS, 1st Mate of the steamer 'Julia,' who died in this city on Wednesday last, were placed on board the steamer 'Paul Pry' yesterday and carried to San Francisco. As a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, the flags on the 'Paul Pry' waved at half-mast." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 20 Dec 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"ROGERS--In this city, December 28, 1898, Charles A., beloved husband of Grace A. SEAMAN, son of the late John D. and Harriet J. ROGERS of Colusa, Cal, and son-in-law of Mrs. George B. SEAMAN, a native of California, aged 25 years and 6 months. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services this day (Thursday) at 2 o'clock, at the funeral parlors of H.C. Bunker & Co., 2666 Mision street, Mission Masonic Temple." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 29 Dec 1898, p. 11.
"ROGERS--In this city, March 17, Ellen, beloved wife of Patrick ROGERS, a native of County Wexford, Ireland, aged 79 years and 10 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW (Saturday), at 8:30 o'clock A.M., from her late residence, 2826 Harrison street, thence to St. Peter's church, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o'clock A.M. Interment Mount Calvary cemetery." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, March 18, 1887.
"ROGERS--In San Francisco, August 14, Mrs. Ellen KADY ROGERS, aged 43 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 17 August, 1874. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"ROGERS--In Sebastopol, December 1, 1970, Emily Anna ROGERS nee MITCHEL, beloved wife of Clarence E. ROGERS of Monte Rio; sister of the late Cora M. ABRAMS, the late Alice M. MITCHEL and the late Mabel FOLEY. A native of Livermore. Daughter of the late Cora B. MITCHELL [nee BELLEAU, a native of San Francisco]. Age 79 years. A member of the Monte Rio Catholic Guild, The Russian River Sportsman's Club and the Aloha Parlor, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Oakland. Call at the Guerneville Redwood Chapel. Mass Friday, December 4, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Monte Rio. Chapel of the Chimes, Santa Rosa." Source: Press Democrat [Santa Rosa, CA], 3 Dec 1970. Contact: Sylvia Mast slyviam@gte.net
"ROGERS--In this city, March 6, 1919, Faustino, beloved wife of Albert ROGERS, loving mother of Albert J ROGERS of San Francisco, Mrs. George TAYLOR and Mrs. Frank HESS of this city and Mrs. Thomas J. HANRAHAN of San Luis Obispo, beloved sister of Julia EARAS, a native of Sacramento, Cal. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this (Saturday) morning at 8:30 o'clock form her late residence, 1721 Thirteenth street, thence to the cathedral, where mass will be offered for the repose of her soul at 9 o'clock. Interment City cemetery. W.F. Gormley, funeral director." Source: Sacramento Union, 8 March 1919. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROGERS--Deaths: George H." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1907. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"ROGERS--Dispatch from San Francisco, Aug. 27 -- The wife of Captain John T. ROGERS, U.S.A., a native of Portland (Or.) died at Point San Jose today." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 28 Aug 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROGERS--At Healdsburg, June 30, 1874, Lewis G. ROGERS, aged 28y. Funeral from the residence of Mrs. A.S. PRINCE. He had lived in Healdsburg 2 years, his nearest relatives live at Falls Village, Connecticut. An uncle, Wm. HALL of San Francisco, came up with his wife to attend the funeral." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 2 July 1874. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ROGERS--In this city, June 6th, Clara J., wife of N.J. ROGERS, aged 26 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 7 June 1875.
"ROGERS--In the city and county hospital, February 28, Jeremiah ROGERS, a native of Ireland, aged 25 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 March 1867.
"ROGERS--In this city, October 9, John Edward, beloved son of John and Mary ROGERS, aged 1 year, 8 months and 2 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-morrow (Saturday) at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, 725 Ellis street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 10 Oct 1873.
"ROGERS--In this city, Dec 19, 1965. Lloyd E. "Cap" ROGERS, loving husband of Molly D. ROGERS, devoted father of Elizabeth AnnGLAD, also survived by three grandchildren, a member of The Amateur Athletic Union, aged 65 years. Private services will be held on Thursday, Dec 23rd at N. Gray & Co. Divisadero St. at Post. Interment Golden Gate National Cemetary. Memorial contributions preferred to Standford Buck Club Memorial Fund." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Dec 1965 Contact: Tom Glad glad@jps.net
"ROHRBACHER--San Francisco, December 19---August ROHRBACHER, 23 years and 10 months." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 21 Dec 1876, p.2. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"ROHRER--James ROHRER of San Francisco, whose legs, shoulder, and ribs were broken in attempting to alight from a moving Southern Pacific train near Agua Caliente, Saturday a week, died from his injuries at the County Hospital last Thursday. The deceased was a native of Switz., aged 70y." Source: Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, CA), 24 Aug 1893. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ROLAND--In this city, Oct. 1st, Martha Jane ROLAND, youngest child of William and Jane ROLAND, aged 1 month and 15 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 2 Oct 1865.
"ROLAND--Cholera--The interments on Saturday and yesterday include a number of deaths by cholera...Nov. 2, 1850: Wm. ROLAND." Source: Alta California, 4 Nov 1850 (Transcribed from microfilm held at University of Nevada, Reno). Transcribed by Martha Richards. 
"ROLLINSON--Interment in San Francisco, April 14, W. ROLLINSON, Wisconsin, 2 yrs 8 mos." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"ROLLERI--Angelo B., 72 ys." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Jan 1892, p. 7.
"ROMATKA--Dispatch from San Francisco, Oct. 22 -- Dr. T. Alphonse ROMATKA, who came here from France in 1858, and worked for some time as a printer, and latterly owned a ranch in Sonoma county, committed suicide about the 25th of last month in the hills back of the town of Sonoma, and his body was found Sunday in an advanced state of decomposition." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 23 Oct 1872. Transcribed by Dee.


"ROMERO--In this city, August 28, 1942, Vincent ROMERO. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the mortuary of Halsted & Co., 1123 Sutter St., near Polk." Source: San Francisco Call, 30 Aug 1942, page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"ROMIE--Death of Ernest ROMIE -- Ernest T. ROMIE died at his home in San Francisco last Tuesday night. The deceased was a native of Germany and in the 75th year of his age. He was a brother of Supervisor Charles T. ROMIE of Soledad, and Paul T. ROMIE of Salinas, who were at his bedside when he died. He was a man of the strictest integrity and a genial, generous hearted gentleman. A host of warm personal friends will regret his departure hence. The remains will be brought to Monterey and laid away to rest in the family plot upon the arrival of the noon train from San Francisco today." Source: Salinas Weekly Index, 25 Oct 1894. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROMPF--ROMPF, Rita - August 2, 1971, Rita ROMPF, dearly beloved wife of the late Emil ROMPF, beloved mother of Mrs. Lorraine NAAMANI and Mrs. Dorothy AGLIANO and the late Morse Frank McCLAEB, loved sister of Mrs. Marie V. DUGGAN, Edwin and Nicholas SARGENT, loved grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of 15. Services Wednesday morning, 11 o'clock at HALSTED & CO., 1123 Sutter St. Interment Serbian Cemetery. COMPLIMENTARY PARKING." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Aug 1971, p 29. Transcribed by Ron Filion. Contact: Pamela Storm
"RONNAN--San Francisco, March 3 - Thomas R. RONNAN, 33 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 4 March 1876. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROOKARD--In Napa, Napa County, May 9, 1913, Mamie E. ROOKARD, mother of Mrs. R. CROWDER and Harry Rookard; daughter of the late Joseph and Mary WADE; sister of Mrs. Nellie HIGGINS, Mrs. R.E. EWART and Mrs. G.J. ZIEGENFUSS; a native of San Francisco, aged 53 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 12 May 1913. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROONEY--In this city, April 29, at the City County Hospital, Annie ROONEY, a native of California, age 16 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 1 May 1906, page 9. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.


"ROONEY--Mr. John ROONEY, aged 23 years, a native of New York, and in San Francisco a member of Fire Engine Co. No. 10, died at the residence of his father, at Albany Flat, Calaveras county, on the 2d inst. He was sun struck." Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 8 Aug 1854. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"ROONEY--KESWICK MAN'S SUICIDE--BENICIA (Solano Co.), August 28 - M. ROONEY, a well-known resident of Keswick, committed suicide early Friday morning in Martinez by draining a large bottle of strychnine solution. A receipt from St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco, which was found in his pocket, showed that he had been an inmate of that institution for some time. Ill health brought on by the loss of one of his eyes prompted the deed." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 28 Aug 1905, p.6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"ROONEY--In San Francisco, February 25th, Thomas ROONEY, a native of Ireland, aged 33 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 7 March 1859. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROOPE--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: Edward ROOPE." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ROOT--March 23d [1863] - H.S. ROOT, a pioneer, deceased, at San Francisco." Source: The Sacramento Union, 1 Jan 1864. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"ROOT--In this city, August 9, Datus E. ROOT, a native of New York, aged 61 years and 8 month. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services at 1 o'clock p.m. to-morrow (Thursday), from Masonic Temple, Post and Montgomery street." Source: Alta California, 10 Aug 1887.
"ROOT--In San Francisco, Feb. 26, Jeremiah ROOT, a native of New York, aged 97 years. […grandfather of Chief Wharfinger ROOT, reverently went from this county to the metropolis for medical treatment. He was a pioneer of this State having come here in 1849...The remains were brought to Hollister for interment.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 4 March 1898. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROOTE--In Saint Augustine, Florida, July 25, Rev. Eleazer ROOTE, for twelve years rector and for three years past rector emeritus of Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Augustine, brother of Mrs. A.H. LOCKE of San Francisco, aged 86 years." Source: Alta California, 9 Aug 1887.
"ROPENSKE--Died in San Francisco, April 26th, Mrs. Noma ROPENSKE, aged 35 years. [The funeral will take place in this city today, at 10 o’clock a.m., from the residence of M. MORRIS, Hunter street, between Fremont and Lindsey streets. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.]" Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 27 Apr 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROPER--In San Francisco, march 28th, George O., son of J.C. ROPER, aged 9 years and 10 months." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 31 March 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROSA - In this city, June 26, Abbie, beloved wife of Joseph ROSA, a native of Castlefrake, County Cork, Ireland aged 39 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Friday) from her late residence, No. 20 Calhoun Street; thence to St. Francis Church, Vallejo Street, where a solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 11:30 o'clock a.m" Source: San Francisco Call, 27 June 1884, p.4. Contact: Suzanne Babkirk-da Rosa suzanne.darosa@gmail.com
"ROSA--In Hollister, Apr. 20, Francisco De ROSA [sic.], a native of Azores Islands, aged 45 years. [Deceased was an old and respected resident of Cleveland District…The funeral took place from the Catholic Church last Sunday…]." Source: The Free Lance, (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 27 Apr 1894. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROSA --In this city, September 8, Thomas Jefferson the youngest son of Joseph and Abbey ROSA, aged 11 months. Friends and acquaintenances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TOMORROW, (Sunday), at 2 o'clock p.m. from the southwest corner of Clay and Powell streets." Source: San Francisco Call, 9 Sept 1876, p.4. Contact: Suzanne Babkirk-da Rosa suzanne.darosa@gmail.com
"ROSA--Dispatch from San Francisco, Dec. 22 -- William ROSA, a native of South America, died suddenly today." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 23 Dec 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROSE--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Oct. 15 -- Alexander ROSE, proprietor of the Hermitage at the Willows, died suddenly yesterday at the French Hospital, of delirium tremens." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 16 Oct 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROSE--In San Francisco, February 23, 1919, Aphraim ROSE, formerly of Chico, a native of New York, aged 82 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 25 Feb 1919. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROSE--In this city, February 26, Bernhard ROSE, a native of Germany, aged 77 years, 3 months and 27 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 27 Feb 1895.



"ROSE – In Alhambra, November 13, 1942, Ella B., beloved wife of the late William ROSE, and mother of Mrs. Phillip R. WEINMANN, Mrs. Eloise RILEY and the late James W. ROSE.  Funeral services were held at Alhambra November 16th." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 November 1942, p. 17. Transcribed by Bev Colgin.

"ROSE, Jason A." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Feb 1894, p. 10.
"ROSE--In San Francisco, Feb. 13th, John ROSE, aged 55 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 16 Feb 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROSEBERRY--In Oakland, August 27, Ada E., daughter of James and Emma ROSEBERRY, aged 2 years, 7 months and 7 days." Source: Daily Evening Bulletin (San Francisco, CA), 5 Sept 1882.
"ROSENBAHM--San Francisco, June 13 -- Lena E.A. ROSENBAHM, a native of Sax Weimer, Germany, died yesterday from the effects of a dose of phosphorus which she took last Sunday night, for the purpose of committing suicide." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 14 June 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROSENBAUM--At about 6 o'clock Wednesday evening, the badly decomposed remains of August ROSENBAUM, were found near the foothill county road, on the east side of Napa Valley, 2 miles south of St. Helena. The story of his disappearance and death is a sad one. He was a son of F.H. ROSENBAUM, a well-known glass dealer on Market Street, San Francisco, who has a beautiful home one mile north of St. Helena. August had had charge of his father's vineyard for several years past. Lately he had been acting rather strangely, and at 8 o'clock Sunday morning became quite violent, charging his folks with wanting to kill him and giving evidence of being out of his mind. On Sunday afternoon, he started for town, but no anxiety was felt at his non-return until evening, they then became uneasy. Hunting parties had been scouring the country for him and his father had also been searching San Francisco, thinking he might have gone down there. His remains were accidentally found, Wednesday evening, by Henry RAHN, near whose house, the boy died. He had evidentally wandered off during a fit of temporary insanity and roamed the hill until he died of exhaustion and privation." Source: The Somona Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 21 Sept 1889. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ROSENBAUM--Moses ROSENBAUM, a prominent capitalist, died yesterday morning at 3 o'clock, after a protracted illness. The immediate cause of death was heart disease. He had been confined to his bed but a week previous to his death, but had been unwell for a year. The deceased was formerly of the well-known wholesale tobacco firm of A.S. Rosenbaum & Co., one of the oldest established firms in this city. He left a large estate. Six children, all grown, survive him. His wife died this year." Source: San Francisco Call, 15 Nov 1891, p.7, c.4. Contact: Darres Cook darres@sbcglobal.net
"ROSENBERG--In this city, January 29, 1920, Herman, husband of Katheryn ROSENBERG, and father of Henry, Arthur, Frances and Carrie ROSENBERG, a native of Germany, aged 60 years. A member of Barbers' Protective Union." Source: San Francisco Call and Post, 31 Jan 1920. Transcribed by Chris Havnar.
"ROSENBERG--In this city, Oct. 23d, Samuel, son of Hermann and Lina ROSENBERG, aged 5 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 24 Oct 1865.
"ROSENER--In this city, February 20, Herman ROSENER, a native of Prussia, aged 59 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 22 Feb 1895.
"ROSENFELD--In New York, May 28, John ROSENFELD, a native of Bavaria, Germany, aged 70 years, 3 months and 6 days. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 1902. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"ROSENSTOCK--W. ROSENSTOCK, a retired wholesale boot and shoe manufacturer, died suddenly early yesterday at The Palace Hotel of heart failure. The deceased was 70 years of age and came to California in the early 50's." Source: Sacramento Bee, 2 April 1902. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"ROSENTHAL--In this city, February 27, Barnett ROSENTHAL, a native of Poland, aged 50 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 1 March 1895.


"ROSENTHAL--In this city, May 3. Doran, dearly beloved mother of Emma, Esther, Adolph, Robert, Benjamin, Daniel, Louis, David and Morris ROSENTHAL, and the late Mrs. Nellie FERNANDEZ, a native of New York, NY, aged 62 years. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Wednesday) at 10 o'clock a.m. from the parlors of Theodor Dierks & Co. Interment Cypress Lawn Cemetery, by automobile. Friends will note that Theodor Dierks & Co. has moved from Divisadero street and are now at 924 Fillmore street, near Fulton." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 May 1915.
"ROSENTHAL--In this city, March 13, Nanetta, relict of the late Benzin ROSENTHAL, beloved mother of Mrs. Jacob RICHand Mrs. B. LEVY of San Jose, Mrs. S. ARONSOHN, Mrs. L. BETZEL, Mrs. Louis SEIDNER and Mrs. H. ZACHARIAS of San Francisco, aged 85 years and 13 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Monday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from the residence of Louis SEIDNER, 1528 Ellis street. No flowers." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, March 14, 1887.
"ROSENTHAL--In Medford, Or., June 15, Simeon ROSENTHAL, beloved brother of J. ROSENTHAL, Mrs. Esther COHN, Mrs. Pauline KNOPF, all of New York, and the late Solomon and Simon ROSENTHAL, a native of Germany, aged 65 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to-day (Wednesday), at 10 o’clock at the , Odd Fellows’ Hall corner of Seventh and Market, under the auspices of O. F. Relief Committee. Interment, Hills of Eternity Cemetery, by 11:30 train, from Third and Townsend streets." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 June 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"ROSIE--In this city, May 15, 1936, John ROSIE." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 18 May, 1936.
"ROSS--In San Francisco, June 27, 1879, of enlargement of the liver, Allan C. ROSS, aged 45 years." Source: Mendocino Beacon, 5 July, 1879, page 3. Transcribed by Bill Halliday.
"ROSS--Dispatch from San Francisco, April 22 --A negro known as Col. ROSS, went into Lefreve's drug store on Washington street this evening and said he was short of breath. Some medicine was given him, when he immediately fell to the floor and expired, probably from heart disease. He formerly trained with the Lincoln Guard and was well known among the colored men." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 23 Apr 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROSS--In this city, December 31, 1868, David ROSS, a native of Canada West, aged 32 years. Friends and aquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Presbyterian Church, coroner of Stockton and O'Farrell streets, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 Jan 1869, p.1. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.


"ROSS--In this city, January 2, 1899, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of William T. ROSS, a native of Ross County, Ohio, aged 55 years. Friends and acquaintances are repsectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Wednesday) at 10 o'clock from the funeral parlors of Porter & White, 122 Eddy street. Interment Cypress Lawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 Jan 1899, p. 13.
"ROSS--Santa Rosa lost a pioneer woman this week, Mrs. Elizabeth G. ROSS, wife of the late Judge ROSS, died in San Francisco on Monday." Source: Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, CA), 24 Aug 1888. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ROSS--Died at San Francisco, Oct. 30, 1861, Elizabeth, wife of Wm. ROSS, of Santa Rosa, aged 32y. Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 7 Nov 1861. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ROSS--In this city, July 10, James ROSS, a native of Scotland, aged 42 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 11 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"ROSS--At San Francisco, Apr. 19, Mary Ann ROSS, a native of Missouri, aged 75 years, 5 mos., 2 days. [“Aunt” Mary ROSS, a pioneer resident of Hollister and well known to all of our early settlers, died in San Francisco Wednesday…The funeral will be held from the M.E. Church this afternoon at 2 o’clock.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 21 Apr 1905. Transcribed by Dee.


"ROSS--In this city, May 6, 1905, Myrtle ROSS, granddaughter of George W. and Lugardo WHITLOCK and niece of Mrs. J. KLEBS, a native of San Francisco, aged 18 years and 17 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) afternoon from St. Paul's Parish House, 15th Street, between J and K, where funeral services will be held, commencing at 3 o'clock. Interment City Cemetery." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 8 May 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROSS--At White River, November 16th, W.B. ROSS, aged 47 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 3 Dec 1873.
"ROSS--BY STATE TELEGRPH, San Francisco, May 25 -- William G. ROSS, who was shot by Charley DUANE, expired about half-past one o'clock this afternoon." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 26 May 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROSS--BY STATE TELEGRPH, San Francisco, May 27 -- The Coroner held an inquest yesterday on the body of Colonel ROSS. The testimony did not show a single extenuating circumstance. It clearly proved that ROSS was shot down in cold blood, from behind, without even seeing his assailant." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 28 May 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROSS--[May 23d 1866] - C.P. DUANE shot and mortally wounded Wm. G. ROSS of Merchant street, San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1867, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"ROSSEN--Hans ROSSEN, a prominent rancher of Rio Vista and 84 years of age, dropped dead from heart disease at the home of his sister, 2113 Powell Street, San Francisco, about 7:30 o'clock last night. The body will be taken to Rio Vista for burial." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Nov 1901. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROSSI--The body of Albert ROSSI, the 9y old boy who died here Monday evening was shipped to San Francisco for burial. He died from the breaking of an inflamed appendix who had burst before medical attention could be had. He is the son of Mr/Mrs. Anselmo ROSSI of Geyserville." Source: The Sotoyome Scimitar (Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., CA), 23 Sept Aug 1921. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ROSSITER--At Rabbit Creek, Sierra county, Feb. 13th, Mrs. Mary Martha, wife of Capt. E.J. ROSSITER, late of San Francisco, and daughter of Wm. HANSON, of Baltimore, aged 28 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 19 Feb 1856. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROUSSOU--SUICIDE -- A Frenchman by name of ROUSSOU committed suicide at San Francisco on Monday night by cutting both his arms at the elbows with a razor. He was discovered lying upon a bed in his house on Bartlett's Alley, with his right arm thrown over the head, and the left hanging over the side of the bed. Both elbows were bathed in blood, and a large pool was on the floor immediately under where the left arm hung. When found, life was totally extinct." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 1 April 1857. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROTHCHILD--In this city, November 14, Lena ROTHCHILD, wife of the late Albert ROTHCHILD, mother of Mrs. Robert JACOBS of Susanville, Ca., and William ROTHCHILD, and sister of Max CABEN. Funeral services held today, Wednesday, at 10 o'clock, at the chapel of Halsted & Co. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Nov 1921. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"ROUGHAN--San Francisco, December 19---Mrs. Hannah ROUGHAN, 52 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 21 Dec 1876, p.2. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"ROUKE--At San Francisco, Nov. 10, Mrs. Mary ROUKE, a native of Ireland, aged 83 years. […mother of Thos. ROUKE and Mrs. Carsen JENSEN of this county…]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito County), 15 Nov 1901. Transcribed by Dee.
"ROUNTREE--In this city, February 18, Benjamin F. ROUNTREE, a native of Natchez, Miss., aged 71 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 19 Feb 1895.
"ROURKE--In this city, January 3, 1899, at her residence, 516 Taylor street, Bridget ROURKE, dearly beloved mother of Mary C., Thomas D., and Maggie T. ROURKE, a native of Ireland, aged 70 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 Jan, 1899, p. 13.
"ROURKE--In San Francisco, Nov. 4, Bridget, wife of Thomas ROURKE, aged 23 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROURKE--John, 20 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 July 1899. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"ROURKE--In this city, at his late residence on Mission, between Second and Third streets, on Monday evening, 4th inst. , John ROURKE, Esq., formerly of New York city, in the 52d year of his age. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend his funeral this day (Wednesday), at 2 o’clock, without further notice." Source: Daily Alta California, 6 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"ROURKE--[On 20 Jan 1873] Four sudden deaths in San Francisco in one day, T.J. CHUBBS, John FORBES, L.L. ROURKE, and an unknown man..." Source: The Bee (Sacramento, CA), "Record of Notable Events in the State," 1 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROUSSEAU--In this city, April 28, 1933, Fannie ROUSSEAU, wife of the late Charles M. ROUSSEAU, dearly beloved mother of Charles J., Arthur F. and Oliver M. ROUSSEAU, Mrs. Wilhelmina DROSSEL, Mrs. Frances SKELLY, Mrs. Laura JORDAN and Mrs. Mabel McCARTHY, a native of Kentucky. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Monday morning, May 1, 1933, at Notre Dame Des Victoires Church, Bush st. near Grant ave., where a requiem high mass will be offered for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at Gray's, Divisadero st at Post." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 April 1933, page 9. Contact: Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net
"ROUSSEY--In San Francisco, Oct. 30, Charles, infant son of Emil ROUSSEY, aged 3 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 2 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ROUVIERE--In this city, January 8, John B. ROUVIERE, a native of France, aged 39 years, 7 months and 11 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this (Sunday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of his brother, No. 1409 Stockton street, without furhter notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 8 Jan 1870.
"ROUX--In this city, December 1, Frank, son of Frank and Julia ROUX, aged 3 months and 25 days." Source: Daily Alta California, 3 Dec 1885.
"ROVER, Herman, 45 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1911.
"ROWAN--In this city, March 12, Maria Jane, beloved wife of Patrick J. ROWAN, and beloved mother of J. P., Maria, Ethel Jane and Sarah Kate ROWAN, and sister of B. and Timothy McDERMOTT, niece of Mrs. Leonard and cousin of Patrick, Thomas and Mary McDERMOTT, aged 38 years. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 13 March 1899, p.9. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.


"ROWAN--In Sacramento, Nov. 15th, John, son of James and Mary G. ROWAN, aged 1 year and 8 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 18 Nov 1865.
"ROWAN--In this city, January 31, William ROWAN, anative of Bantry, Ireland, aged 60 years. Funeral will take place to-day (Tuesday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from St. Mary's Hospital. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Feb 1886.
"ROWE--In this city, November 27, Rufus Hall ROWE, a native of East Corinth, Vt." Source: San Francisco Call, 28 Nov 1879. Contact: Gene Murray krigen@surewest.net
"ROWELL--The will of Dr. Isaac ROWELL, who died suddenly in San Francisco last week, has been filed for Probate. After making a disposition of his property, he then inserts the following clause in regard to the disposition of his body. "After death I wish my body to be dissected by my medical friends, the soft parts burned and the ashes preserved in an urn, the skeleton wired well together, and both kept in some medical college or university in San Francisco. But in case my wife should wish for them, it is my will that they be delivered to her in case she is willing to pay the expense of their preparation." The will is dated the 26th day of October, 1867. Source: Democratic Standard (San Luis Obispo, CA) 21 January 1871. Transcribed by Jackie Lamorie.
"ROWLAND--Monday brought forth a most terrible mishap in this city, and Mrs. Jane ROWLAND, an aged resident of San Francisco, who was attending camp-meeting here, was the unfortunate one whom the casualty befell and which resulted in instant death. In company with Mr. TROY and the lady's grandson, she was strolling on the railroad track from the South st. crossing to the west St. crossing. When but a few feet from the trestle crossing the little creek on the west side of town, the whistle of the 2:50pm train was heard. They thought they would have ample time to reach the east end of the trestle before the train would reach them and they continued on. When about midway the locomotive was in sight and only about 150 feet distant. Mr. TROY and the boy leaped to the ground and Miss RIPPEY, who was standing near by noticed the peril of the old lady and called to her to jump too, but being somewhat dazed by her awful situation, she did not know what to do. She kept on walking however, and almost every other step would look back at the train that was thundering along at a speed of almost 10 miles per hour. For the last time she turned around and the deadwood of the engine pilot struck her a terrific blow on her left shoulder, throwing her headlong a distance of 15 feet against the abutment of the trestle. By the fall her neck was broken as was her right leg and the right side of her body was horribly bruised from shoulder to knee. Death came almost instantly, for she lived but 3 or 4 minutes. On Tuesday, an inquest on the remains was held in the city hall, Coroner BLANEY, presiding. The engineer and fireman of that train testified and explained that being on a curve they did not see her until the train was only a few rods from her. The danger signal was given but the engine could not be stopped in time to save her life, though the air brakes were at once applied and the engine reversed, almost derailing the locomotive. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death and exonerated the RR Company from any and all blame. The remains were interred in San Francisco and the obsequies were very mournful. Mrs. ROWLAND leaves a large estate. The death of Mrs. ROWLAND of San Francisco, by being struck by the engine has cast something of a gloom over the camp."Source: Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, CA), 24 Sept 1891. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.


"ROWLAND--In this city, January 15, Dr. Peter D. ROWLAND, dearly beloved husband of Catherine ROWLAND, a native of New Jersey, aged 45 years. A member of Golden West Lodge, No. 145, K. of P.; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Colma Aerle, and Vista Grande Camp, No. 6035. Royal Neighbors. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services Thursday, January 18 at 11 o clock, at the chapel of Truman Undertaking Company, 1919 Mission street, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth. Cremation, Cypress Lawn Cemetery by carriage. VISTA GRANDE CAMP No.6035, Royal Neighbors Officers and members are hereby notified to attend the funeral of our late brother, Dr. P. D. ROWLAND, Thursday, January 18, from the chapel of the Truman Undertaking Company, 1919 Mission street, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth. By order of Louise CASTLE, Oracle; Annie DUFFY, recorder." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Jan 1912. Transcribed by Mary Utschig Read.
"ROYAL--Mrs. Beck ROYAL Dies--NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), February 17 - News has reached here of the death in San Francisco of Mrs. Beck ROYAL, a former well-known Nevada Cityan. She was the daughter of the late Dr. VALENTINE and wife of this city and the wife of Major William ROYAL. She leaves a son, Ward ROYAL." Source: Sacramento Bee, 17 Feb 1919. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
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