San Francisco Genealogy
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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.

"SMADEKE--In this city, February 8, William, son of William and Johanna SMADEKE, aged 3 years and 1 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 9 Feb 1874. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"SMALLFIELD--DEATH - in San Francisco, July 13th, Augustus SMALLFIELD, a merchant of Stockton, and a native of Eutin, Holstein, Germany, aged 40 years. [Davenport, Iowa, papers please copy.]" Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 15 July 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"SMALLFIELD--AT HALF-MAST -? On Saturday and yesterday, the flags of the different Engine houses of the Fire Department; also the flag on the Odd Fellows' Building, waved at half-mast as a mark of respect to the memory of Augustus SMALLFIELD, who died at San Francisco on the morning of the 13th instant. Deceased was, for a number of years, a merchant in this city, and was a gentleman highly respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He was a member of Charity Lodge, No. 6, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; also a member of San Joaquin Engine Company No. 3, and Turn-Vereins. His remains arrived from San Francisco yesterday morning and were taken to their last resting place in the Rural Cemetery at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The funeral was largely attended by Odd Fellows, Firemen, Turn-Verein and citizens, and the solemn procession was headed by the Stockton Brass Band." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 15 July 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"SMALLFIELD--A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY PAID - C.B. MILLER, of San Francisco, agent of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, was in this city yesterday, and paid to Mrs. SMALLFIELD the full amount of the policy of her husband, A. SMALLFIELD, deceased. The amount was $5000. The policy was issued May 28, 1866. The business promptitude manifested in this transaction will make many friends for the company in this community. C.O. BURTON is the local agent." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 28 Nov 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"SMALLS--OBITUARY OF EMILE B. SMALLS--Emile Bernard SMALLS was born in Mulhouse, France, on May 2nd, 1848. After graduating from the public school he studied music and mechanical drawing, the latter helping him to obtain work in the large Railroad shops near his home; at the tender age of seventeen, he was gang boss over five men. At eighteen, he shipped aboard a freighter as assistant engineer, plying between Marseilles, France and Cairo, Egypt, where he remained eight months, then worked his way to the United States, landing in the railroad shops in Rochester, N. Y., where he remained several months. Then the West called him; obtaining a job as assistant in the engine rooms on a vessel going to the Isthmus of Panama, he crossed the isthmus on the train and took boat to San Francisco and arrived in California in 1868. Remaining in San Francisco a few weeks, he then moved on to the Railroad shops in Truckee and Rocklin, working in the capacity of machinist; advancing on up to fireman, then engineer. He was known there as Frenchy, the "French boy with the Irish accent", acquired by working with Irish mechanics. He installed the first injector used in California engines and thru all his life was proud of having been engineer on the then new engine, the C. P. Huntington No. 1, now a relic on exhibition in Sacramento. In 1871, he and his brother, Charles arrived in Cedarville and took up farming, where he remained until his death, October 26, 1933. He led a very active life, taking part in nearly all the civic and public works organized in Cedarville. He and his brother set up and ran the first sawmill for Cantrall, also the first flour mill for Mr. N. DRY in Lake City; had the first artesian well bored in Surprise Valley; helped organize the first Grange and Odd Fellow Lodges. He was a member of the latter for nearly sixty years, having his fifty-year pin several years ago. In 1879, he sent to France for his bride, Antoinette WEBER and was married on January fifth in the home for which he sawed the lumber and built. There were six children born to them, Emilie B. HUGHES, of Cedarville, Cal., Rosalie M. MATEER and Antoinette ASTON of Oakland, Cal., and Pauline CHRISTENS of Medford, Oregon; the two boys died in infancy. He leaves six grand children and on sister, Mrs. Rosalie HANCOCK of Oakland and his devoted widow, to mourn him. He was a kind and gently husband and father and much beloved for his happy disposition, always wanting to see people happy. He will be remembered by all the older people, playing the clarinet for them to dance by, having as much fun as they. He was a good neighbor in trouble and will also be remembered by all who worked for him for his kind deeds and generosity. This world is a better world for his having been here." Source: Surprise Valley Record (Cedarville, Modoc Co., CA), 15 Nov 1933. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"SMIDDY--In this city, March 12, Timothy SMIDDY, a native of Ireland, aged 60 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 13 March 1895.
"SMITH--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: A SMITH, wife and four children." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"SMITH--Died -- SMITH -- at San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 23, 1887, Albert L. SMITH, aged 37 years, 10 months and 13 days. [Native of Wisconsin; had been suffering for several years with Bright’s disease of the kidneys; Sunday morning he was seized with a violent spell of coughing, which ruptured his lungs, and he died immediately of hemmorrhage; resident of Hollister 17 years; had been for years the Town Clerk of Hollister, and since his residence in Hollister has been agent for Wells, Fargo & Co’s Express; about 11 years ago, married Miss Mary WILLEY, daughter of C.F. WILLEY, of San Jose; leaves a wife and 1 child, another child having died some time ago; Mr. O.A. TAYLOR is a cousin of the deceased; Mrs. SMITH is the sister of Mrs. J.J. BURT, Henry L. WILLEY, Mrs. J.B. CLARK and Miss Maggie WILLEY, all of San Jose.]" Source: The Hollister Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co., CA), 28 Jan 1887. Transcribed by Dee.
"SMITH--At Dayton, Yamhill county, O., on the 18th December, Andw. D. SMITH, in the 61st year of his age. He was a native of Dutchess county, N.Y." Source: Alta California, 12 Jan 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"SMITH--In this city, December 27, 1898, Mrs. Ann, widow of the late John SMITH, and mother of William S., Robert M., and Samuel J. SMITH, Mrs. William LINDEN, and Mrs. David LINDEN, a native of Edinburg, Scotland, aged 76 years and 5 months. The funeral will take place this day (Thursday) at 1:30 o'clock from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. David LINDEN, 3021 Fifteenth avenue, South San Francisco. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 29 Dec 1898, p. 11.
"SMITH--At sea, October 3, Avard SMITH, a native of Scotland, aged 43 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 8 Dec 1885.
"SMITH--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Oct. 5 -- C.K. SMITH, of this city [San Francisco], died at White Sulpher Springs, Napa county, this morning. He was shot through the shoulder by the accidental explosion of his gun while he was hunting 12 or 15 days ago, and his death has finally resulted from tetanus, caused by the wound. Mr. SMITH was well known in this city as one of most active business men and his excellent qualities as a man had made him a wide circle of friends. He has been prominent in stock and banking operations and was connected with Sime's bank, at the time of his death." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 6 Oct 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"SMITH--In this city, July 11, C.R. SMITH, a native of England, aged 34 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 12 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"SMITH--In this city, April 8, Mrs. Carol Smith, mother of George H. SMITH, Mrs. A. W. SCOTT and Mrs. Davis LOUDERBACK, a native of Augusta, Me. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Tuesday), at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, 3_5 Buchanan Street. Interment strictly private. Please omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Examiner, April 9, 1900, page 6. Transcribed by Janet Anderson.
"SMITH--In this city, April 8, Mrs. Caroline SMITH, mother of George H. SMITH, Mrs. A. W. SCOTT and Mrs. Davis LOUDERBACK, a native of Augusta, Me. The funeral will take place from her late residence, 305 Buchanan street, this day (Tuesday), at 2 o’clock, interment strictly private. Please omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Apr 1900, p. 10. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"SMITH--In this city, Nov. 22d, Charles SMITH, aged 22 years, a native of Ohio." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 23 Nov 1865.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, Dec. 1st, Charles SMITH, aged 26 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 23 March 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, Sept. 8th, Charles Ladd, son of Wm. Alpheus SMITH, aged 4 years and 11 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 11 Sept 1866. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SMITH--In this city, September 28, 1952, Cyril O. SMITH, beloved son of the late James and Mary SMITH, loving brother of Mrs. Paul WEINBERGER, Mrs. Walter PRATT, Clement J. SMITH, Sister Angela Bernardine, Mrs. Lucille McPIKE, Mrs. Max ARMSTRONG, Mrs. Ernest BEDOLLA and the late Leo J. SMITH and Mrs. Margaret McINERNEY. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Thursday, October 2nd at St. Vincent de Paul's Church, Green at Steiner Street, where a Requiem Mass will be offered for the repose of his soul, commencing at 10 a.m. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 1st, at Gray's, Divisadero Street at Post." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 1 Oct 1952, p. 23. Transcribed by jch.
"SMITH--In this city, December 4, Clara, wife of H.S. SMITH, in the 43rd year of her age. Notice of funeral in tomorrow's papers." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 Dec 1875. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, July 1st, Clara, daughter of H.S. and Clara SMITH, aged 2 months and 14 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 4 July 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SMITH--BY STATE TELEGRPH, San Francisco, July 10 -- A private letter from J.P. BULL, County Clerk, received in this city today, states that on the 25th ult., a fatal accident occurred in the Parson tunnel at Fort Mohave, or Hardyville, by which Daniel SMITH was killed and Samuel TODD seriously injured, from the premature explosion of a blast. TODD was well known in this city [San Francisco?] and was formerly interested in the Metropolitan Theatre." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 11 July 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"SMITH--FUNERAL HELD FOR ED L. SMITH--Funeral services were held in Alturas Tuesday for Edward Llewelyn SMITH, aged roundhouse foreman, at Alturas for the old NCO railroad. Mr. SMITH died in San Francisco Sunday. He was laid to rest beside his wife and daughter in the Alturas cemetery." Source: Surprise Valley Record, Cedarville (Modoc Co.) CA, 28 Aug 1935. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"SMITH--In this city, December 26, 1898, Dr. Edward D. SMITH, a native of England, aged 98 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Saturday) at 1 o'clock, from the mortuary chapel of the Golden Gate Undertaking Company, 2425 Mission street, near Twenty-first. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 31 Dec 1898.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, March 3, Edwin SMITH (colored), a native of Maryland. aged 33 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 4 March 1865. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"SMITH--In this Berkeley, April 8, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Charles SMITH, and mother of Mrs. JAMES, Mrs. HENRY, Mrs. JOHNSON, Captain I. L. and C. C. SMITH, a native of Australia, aged 61 years 3 months and 4 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Tuesday), at 2 o’clock, from the mortuary parlors of J. S. Godeau, 305 Montgomery avenue, between Broadway and Vallejo streets. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Apr 1900, p. 10. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik. Contact: Janet Anderson JANR67A@aol.com 
"SMITH--In Berkeley, April 8, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Charles SMITH and mother of Mrs. JAMES, Mrs. HENRY, Mrs. JOHNSON and Captain I. L. and C. C. SMITH, a native of Australia, aged 61 years, 3 months and 4 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Tuesday), at 2 o'clock p.m. from the mortuary parlors of J. S. Godeau, 305 Montgomery avenue, between Broadway and Vallejo Streets. Interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, April 9, 1900, p.6. Contact: Janet Anderson JANR67A@aol.com\
"SMITH--In San Francisco, Feb. 28th, Mrs. Ellen SMITH, aged 36 years." Source: The Sacramento Daily Union, 4 Mar 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SMITH--Iin this city, February 22, Ellen, wife of Henry SMITH, a native of Ireland, aged 58 years, 7 months and 22 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 23 Feb 1895.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, January 21, 1885 [sic.], Mrs. Eunice SMITH; of Chester, Vermont, mother of T. W. SPRING, of this city. - The Last Sleep of Peace - Last Saturday Mrs. Eunice SMITH, mother of T.W. SPRING, of this city, departed life at San Francisco, after a lingering illness, aged 74 and sic months. The deceased was a native of Chester, Vermont, but for many years resided in New Orleans. She became a member of the Poydras street M.E. Church, of that city, forty-two years ago, from which time to the date of her death she lived a firm believer in the Christian religion and the hope of a home eternal. She was well known to many in this city, all of whom loved and honored her for her kindness of heart and unostentations charities. She never counted the cost or trouble where she could serve a friend or a poor person in need. She delighted in doing goodand as a consequence her home was known to all the needy, vagrant or otherwise, and though she might occasionally chide the worthless ones, in her endeavor to have them do better, she never failed to relieve their distress. Aside from her relatives there are many who will mourn her loss as if a mother had been taken from them, for owing to her peculiar way of sympathizing with them, they felt as if they were her children. When such as she dies, the community feel the loss. Mr. SPRING's place of business was closed, and all of his employees departed for San Francisco to attend the funeral from the Central M.E. Church on Mission street in that city. Our sincere sympathy is tendered the family in their bereavment." Source: The Pioneer, (San Jose, CA), 28 Jan 1882.
"SMITH--On the Washoe road, Ormsby county, (Nev.), Oct. 7th, Fowler SMITH, aged 67 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 11 Oct 1865.
"SMITH--Sept 26 Frank SMITH, Conn, 19 years. Interments in San Francisco, for the week ending Oct. 7, 1852. Reported for the Alta California by N. Gray, Sexton and Undertaker, Sacramento St near Dupont." Source: Alta California, 5 March 1852. Transcribed by Kim.
"SMITH--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, June 25 - Yesterday afternoon a German named Frank SMITH, an invalid, was on his way from Haywood to the city when he suddenly fell over in his seat in the cars and expired. The cause of his death was consumption." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 26 June 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"SMITH--In this city, Oct. 21st, Frank Beckwith, infant son of Alfred and Jane L. SMITH, aged 5 months and 7 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 26 Oct 1865.
"SMITH--In this city, March 14, 1962, Frank L. SMITH, beloved husband of the late Madeline H. SMITH, loving father of Frank L., Jr. and Madeline SMITH.  A member of the International Longshoremen and Warehousemen's Union Local No. 10.  Funeral on Saturday, March 17, at 8:30 a.m. from the Comisky-Roche Funeral Home, corner of Dolores and 16th Sts., thence to St. James Church where a Requiem Mass will be offered at 9 a.m.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.  Rosary Friday 8 p.m.  Visiting hours until 9 p.m."  Source: San Francisco Examiner, 16 March 16 1962, page 31.  Transcribed by Dave Furnanz
"SMITH--Frank W." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 26 Feb 1915. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"SMITH--In this city, July 12, Frederick SMITH, a native of Stanstead, Canada, aged 62 years. [Boston papers please copy.] Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-MORROW (Monday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from his late residence, northwest corner of Rincon place and Bryant street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 13 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, July 15, George SMITH, aged 19 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 17 May, 1874. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"SMITH--In this city, July 24, George G., dearly beloved son of Frederick G. and the late Mary C. SMITH and beloved brother of Frederick H. Mary C., and Charles A. SMITH, a native of San Francisco, aged 27 years. A member of B. of L.F. and E. Remains are at the parlors of Theodor Dierks & Co, 924 Fillmore street, between McAllister and Fulton streets. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 25 July 1914.
"SMITH--San Francisco, January 4 - Despondent through sickness, George L. SMITH, a well known house painter and decorator, commited suicide this morning at his place of business, 240 Post Street, by shooting himself through the heart. Mr. SMITH was about 60 years of age, and resided with his wife and children at 46 Cook Street. He was prominent in business and politival circles and during his career, amassed considerable money, which was invested in real estate. For some time past, Mr. SMITH had been suffering from a very painful illness and had often remarked that he could not bear his suffering. He was able, however, to attend to his business." Source: Sacramento Bee, 4 Jan 1898. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"SMITH--In this city, March 21, Harry E. SMITH, beloved husband of Catherine SMITH, a native of England, aged 30 [80?] years. A member of Pequonga Lodge, No. 414, F. and A.M. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Tuesday, March 26, at 1:30 o'clock, from Golden Gate Commandery Hall, 2135 Sutter street, under the auspices of Crockett Lodge, No 139, F. and A.M. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Mar 1912.
"SMITH--Died in San Francisco, Sept. 23, Helen McMAHONSMITH, a native of California, aged 22 years. […from the effects of an operation performed at St. Mary’s Hospital on the previous Sunday. The young lady was a former resident of this place and the adopted daughter of the late Thomas McMAHON. Mrs. P. BREEN and Miss Amy BREEN left yesterday and Mrs. Jno. L. HUDNER will leave today to attend the funeral, which will take place in San Francisco.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 25 Sept 1903. Transcribed by Dee.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, May 2d, Henry SMITH, aged 53 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 6 May 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SMITH--In this city, June 13, 1885, Henry SMITH, beloved husband of Ann SMITH, a native of Stockport, England, aged 56 years and 1 month. (Stockport and Staffordshire papers please copy). Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Monday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, 2429 Larkin Street; thence to St. Luke's Church, where the funeral services will be held." Source: San Francisco Call, 15 June 1885, page 4. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"SMITH--In this city, December 11, 1887, Henry N. SMITH, a native of Germany, aged 53 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m., from I.O.O.F. Hall, corner of Market and Seventh Streets." Source: San Francisco Call, 13 Dec 1887, page 8. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab. Interment I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
"SMITH--In this city, January 17th, Hiram SMITH, a native of New York, aged 57 years and 11 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 20 Jan 1870.
"SMITH--In this city, January 22, suddenly, at his residence, 666 Harrison street, Capt. J. Henry SMITH, in the 57th year of his age." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 25 Jan 1870.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, Oct. 7, Isabella, wife of John SMITH, aged 24 years, 6 months and 4 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 9 Oct 1871. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SMITH--CAPTAIN SMITH SUICIDED AT SEA--VICTORIA (B.C.), January 3 - The steamer, Empress of Japan, brought news from Hongkong that Captain J. Tremaine SMITH, master of the steamer Siberia, died by his own hand. When the Chinese boy went to the Captain's cabin on the morning of December 7th he found his throat cut. The Captain had been dead for some hours. He had been depressed throughout the voyage from San Francisco. A bloodstained razor was found beside the body, which has been embalmed and is being taken to San Francisco for burial." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 3 Jan 1906. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SMITH--James SMITH, retired Patrol officer, San Francisco Police Department, died April 7, 1897." Source: 1896/97 San Francisco Municipal Report, page 473.
"SMITH--In this city, October 17, James, only beloved son of James and Mary SMITH, a native of San Francisco, aged 1 year, 2 months and 3 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday), at 2 1/2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, northwest corner of Filbert and Sansome streets." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 19 Oct 1874, p.7. Submitted by Ron Filion.
"SMITH--In this city, January 22, James W., beloved husband of Katie L. SMITH, father of Anna M. SMITH, son of the late James W., and Annie Frances SMITH and brother of J. C. and Frank SMITH, Mrs. George MURPHY of Grass Valley and the late Mrs. J. E. HOYLE, a native of Utica, N. Y., aged 42 years and 10 months (San Jose and Sacramento papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Thursday), at 10:30 o'clock a.m. from the parlors of Carew & English, 41 Van Ness avenue, thence to St. Joseph's Church, Tenth street, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 11 o'clock a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 24 Jan 1901, p.6. Transcribed by Ron Filion.
"SMITH--In this city, Nov. 27th, James Edwin SMITH, only son of James F. and Jennie SMITH, aged 5 months and 2 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 28 Nov 1865.
"SMITH--In the City and County almshouse, May 19, James O.B. SMITH, a native of England, aged 61 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 21 May 1887, p. 8.
"SMITH--DEATH OF MRS. JAY SMITH OF RENO--Portland, Oregon, July 11 ­ Regret is keen among the old pioneer families, both older and younger generations, because of the death in Reno, Nev., recently of Mrs. Mary SMITH of Buffalo Meadows, but formerly of Fort Bidwell. She was the wife of Jay SMITH. Her father, an early pioneer, is buried in the old Mission Dolores cemetery in San Francisco. Her mother married for the second husband the late Patrick HORAN of Fort Bidwell and Mrs. SMITH’s early life was spent on the HORAN, now the Max FULCHER ranch, situated several miles below Bidwell. She taught school in the Fort Bidwell schools when first receiving her certificate, but after her marriage to Jay SMITH, she with her husband and husband’s partner, John WARD, bought the Buffalo Meadows ranch, situated about half was between Cedarville and Reno and moved there. WARD died about a year ago and then she and her husband sold out the ranch and has been living in Reno. Surviving her are her husband and three married daughters. The funeral will take place in Reno tomorrow and several of our residents here have gone down to attend the funeral, among them Mr. and Mrs. J. F. KERR and the E. C. MCCONNAUGHY’S. Alturas Plaindealer." Source: Surprise Valley Record (Cedarville, Modoc County, CA), 17 July 1929. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"SMITH--Sept 29 John SMITH, Maine, 26. Interments in San Francisco, for the week ending Oct. 7, 1852. Reported for the Alta California by N. Gray, Sexton and Undertaker, Sacramento St near Dupont." Source: Alta California, 5 March 1852. Transcribed by Kim.
"SMITH--In this city, December 30, 1894, John, beloved husband of the late Mary SMITH, a native of Ireland, aged 28 years. Remains at the parlors of the Pacific Undertakers, 777 Mission Street, between Third and Fourth." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 31 Dec 1894, p.9, c.6. Contact: Candi Zizek   cz@corbinconnections.com
"SMITH--Sunday is known as "asphyxiation day" at the Morgue, for a Sabbath seldom comes without a case of suffocation by coal gas. Many of such cases come from lodging houses, where no attention is paid to gas burners. The fuddled or ingorant transient retires late Saturday night, turns out the light and goes to bed ignorant of the fact that he has turned the stopcock too far, and the deadly fluid is filling the room. Next day his body is discovered and the Coroner's deputy reports that he found gas flowing from a burner in the apartment. A newly married couple, John SMITH and wife of Berkeley, were among the burner's victims yesterday. They came to this city Saturday afternoon and spent the evening at Michael MITCHELL's saloon, 823 Howard Street. SMITH was a railroad employee and was related to the saloonkeeper. He was married a week ago to the buxom girl, and took her to the city with him for the purpose of introducing her to his friends. Late at night the SMITHs made their way to the ferry only to discover that the last boat had crossed the bay. They returned to MITCHELL's and were invited to pass the remainder of the night in a furnished apartment adjoining the saloon. The invitation was gratefully accepted, and MITCHELL went home leaving the gas burning in the room in which the young couple had retired. When the saloonkeeper entered his place yesterday morning the light in the room occupied by the guests was out, and the apartment filled with gas and the bride and groom lay dead together. The stopcock on the burner had been turned on a little too far. A physician was summoned by MITCHELL, and he declared that the SMITHs had been dead two hours." Source: San Francisco Call, 31 Dec 1894, p.10, c.5. Contact: Candi Zizek  cz@corbinconnections.com
"SMITH--March 24, John SMITH, 35, inflammation of lungs, Boston." Source: Daily Alta California, 30 March 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"SMITH--In this city, Dec. 1st, John SMITH, a native of Yorkshire, England, aged 55 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 2 Dec 1865.
"SMITH--At Gold Hill, Nov. 6th. John SMITH, of Philadelphia, aged 38 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 9 Nov 1865.
"SMITH--Failed to Turn Off the Gas Properly--SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30 - John SMITH and his bride of a week were found dead in bed this morning, asphyxiated by gas. SMITH was section foreman for the Southern Pacific Company at Shell Mound, and was married four days before Christmas. It is presumed that the couple did not turn off the gas properly before retiring." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 31 Dec 1894. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SMITH--In this city, January 6, 1899, John J., dearly beloved husband of Mary E. SMITH, father of Peter, Kittie, Lucy, Annie, Addie, John, Hughie, Dottie, Harold and Margaret SMITH, and loving brother of Huge E. [sic.] and Samuel S. SMITH, Mrs. M.H. HARPER and Mrs. James O. COOK, a native of New York city. In the 41st year of his age. (New York and Chicago papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 8:30 o'clock, from his late residence, 727 Elizabeth street, thence to St. James' Church..." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 7 Jan 1899.
"SMITH--Jon R. - 18 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 22 Sept 1891. Transcribed by Melody.



"SMITH--At the Sanitarium, San Jose, January 24, 1893, Joseph SMITH, beloved brother-in-law of Michael DOLAN of Redwood City, a native of New Orleans, La., aged 44 years and 7 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY (Thursday), at 9 o'clock A.M., from the undertaking parlors of McAvoy & Gallagher, 20 Fifth street, thence to Holy Cross Church, on Eddy street, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30 o clock A.M. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 26 January 1893, page 8. Transcribed by Elaine Sturdevant.
"SMITH--DEATH -- in San Francisco, Judson SMITH, aged 28 years." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 17 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Dee.
"SMITH--Lena, 38 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 March 1905. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"SMITH--In this city, November 27, Lilly, infant daughter of Charles and Julia SMITH, aged 8 days. [Eureka (Nev) papers please copy.] Funeral will leave the residence of the parents, Twenty-seventh street, between Folsom and Harrison. TO-DAY (Friday), at 2 o'clock P.M." Source: San Francisco Call, 28 Nov 1879. Transcribed by Gene Murray.
"SMITH--Dispatch from San Francisco, Aug. 27 -- Mrs. Lizzie SMITH, No. 316 Pine street, died suddenly in convulsions this evening. She left the following letter: "Mrs. STRUCKMEYERS -- Dear Friend: I am tired of living. You and Lena can have all I leave behind. You know I have had a good deal of trouble; I have made myself sick crying. I will tell you my name -- you can put it in the papers: Mrs. Lizzie SMITH, formerly Mrs. Lizzie SEELEY, of Albany, New York, aged 26 years. You take care of me -- I know you will. Good bye; God bless you. Lizzie” She was highly connected and not a woman of bad character. The suicide is supposed to have been caused by domestic infelicity. A week since she sent all her valuables East. The letter was dated Tuesday last, showing that she had long contemplated suicide." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 28 Aug 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"SMITH--Funeral services of Mrs. Lottie R. SMITH at residence, 229 San Jose avenue, to-morrow (Saturday) at 2:30 o'clock. Car leaves Valencia street station at 3:30 p.m. for interment at Cypress Lawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 30 Dec 1898, p. 11.
"SMITH--At rest, Aug. 2, 1961, Madeline, dearly beloved wife of Frank SMITH; beloved mother of Frank and Madeline SMITH; loving daughter of the late Joseph and Mary FURNANZ; loving sister of William, Francis and David FURNANZ, May LACHLER, Catherine HOUX, Gertrude DUNDON, Irene BORO, and the late Les, Joseph, George, and Thomas FURNANZ; a native of San Francisco.  Funeral on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Comisky-Roche Funeral Home, corner of Dolores and 16th Sts., thence to St. James Church where a Requiem High Mass will be offered at 9:00 a.m.  Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery.  Rosary, Friday, at 8 p.m.  Visiting hours until 9 p.m."  Source: San Francisco Examiner,  4 August 1961, page 27.  Transcribed by Dave Furnanz
"SMITH--In this city, Dec 19th, Mrs. Mahala SMITH, a native of Washington City, D.C., aged 39 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 29 Dec 1865.
"SMITH--In Oakland, October 8, Marcia Gooding Wilbur, wife of Stephen SMITH, or Oakland." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 10 Oct 1873.
"SMITH--In this city, July 18th, Margaret, wife of Chas. SMITH, a native of Dublin, Ireland, aged 61 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 19 July 1878.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, Cal., January 14, 1909, Margaret HEDDERMAN SMITH, dearly beloved sister of F.M. SMITH of San Jose and grandmother of Winifried and Clifford HEDDERMAN of San Francisco, a native of County Cork, Ireland, aged 83 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Saturday), January 16, 1909, at 2 p.m. from the funeral parlors of W.B. Ward & Son; thence to St. Patrick for services at 2:30 p.m. Interment, Calvary." Source: San Jose Daily Mercury, 15 Jan 1909. Transcribed by jch.
"SMITH--Marjorie Lois (SUTTON) - In San Jose, Ca. Aug 17, 1990. Mrs. Marjorie Lois SMITH, beloved wife of Daniel J. SMITH of San Jose. Loving mother of Patricia Lois SMITH of Ben Lomond, Nancy Anne Veronica SMITH of Campbell, and James Daniel SMITH of Santa Ana. Devoted daughter of the late Thomas and Lillian SUTTON. Dearest sister of Roy SUTTON of San Bruno, Lillian ELLIS of Newbury Park, Helen STEWART of Clearlake, Frank SUTTON of Los Gatos., Barbara MILLIGAN of San Mateo and the late Ruth DAVY, Tom SUTTON, and Robert SUTTON. A native of San Francisco, Ca, age 61 years. Funeral services Tuesday, August 21, 1990 at 2:00 p.m. from Oak Hill Funeral Homes Chapel of Roses, 300 Curtner Ave. San Jose, Interment Oak Hill Memorial Park. Contributions to St. Jude's Children Hospital, Memphis, TN or American Cancer Society, preferred." Source: San Jose Mercury News, 20 Aug 1990. Contact: Lee Neilsen, Rt1 Box 1338, Roosevelt, Utah 84066 lloydi@ubtanet.com
"SMITH--In this city, April 22d, Mary SMITH, aged 54 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 24 Apr 1875.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, Dec. 3d, Mary, daughter of W.B. and Maria SMITH, aged 5 years and 15 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 23 March 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, September 13th, Margaret, daughter of Windsor SMITH and Mary GALLAGHER, aged 6 months and 1 day." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 15 Sept 1858. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SMITH--In Sacramento, Sept. 3, Mary, wife of John E. SMITH, a native of England, aged 34 years, 2 months and 14 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 6 Sept 1873.
"SMITH--In this city, December 30, 1894, Mary, beloved wife of the late John SMITH, and daughter of Nicholas POWERS, and sister of Alice and Jennie POWERS, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 22 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 31 Dec 1894, p.9, c.6. Contact: Candi Zizek  cz@corbinconnections.com 
"SMITH--In this city, October 22, Mary Elizabeth daughter of Michael and Maggie SMITH, aged 1 month and 23 days." Source: Daily Alta California, 24 Oct 1885. 
"SMITH--At her residence, 2212 Van Ness avenue, March 6, Mary E. HALSEY, beloved wife of H. W. SMITH, a native of New York City. [New York, Brooklyn, Pittsbug, New Orleans, St. Louis, Richmond, and Rome, N. Y. papers please copy.]" Source: Daily Alta California, 7 Mar 1888, p. 3. Transcribed by Muriel.


"SMITH--In San Francisco, California, January 8, 1900, Mary L. SMITH, wife of the late Loyal T. SMITH and mother of L.E. SMITH of Sacramento, S.W. SMITH of Alameda and Hattie RHODES of San Francisco, a native of Massachusetts, aged 83 years and 9 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 11 Jan 1900. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"SMITH--In this city, October 12, Michael SMITH, aged 50 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 15 Oct 1885.


"SMITH--STEAMBOAT EXPLOSION -- The steam ferry boat, Contra Costa, exploded her boiler on Sunday morning last, whilst crossing the bar to enter Oakland. She was just from San Francisco, had been racing with another boat, the Oakland; hence, as is alleged, the disaster. We append a list of the killed, taken from the 'Alta,' of Monday, together with the number of the injured: List of the Killed -- The following is the list of those who are known to have been killed: -David W. CADY, a street contractor, formerly Deputy City Surveyor, aged 34 years, a native of New York. Mr. C. was blown into the air and fell into the water; he swam to the boat and was taken on board the Oakland, but died soon after. Michael G. SMITH, the barkeeper of the boat, was engaged in opening a basket of wine at the time of the explosion. The bar-room was entirely carried away, and the unfortunate man was never seen afterwards. It is rumored that a hand was subsequently found which, by a ring upon one of the fingers, was recognized as belonging to Mr. SMITH. Henry L. OSTRANDER, one of the crew, was dreadfully scalded and was brought to this city [San Francisco] and taken to the Marine Hospital, where he died soon after. Albert WINSHIP, one of the firemen, was dreadfully scalded, and taken on board the steamer Oakland and conveyed to the shore, where he died in a few minutes. George McDOWELL, the head fireman of the boat, a native of New Jersey, and a son of ex-Alderman McDOWELL, of Sacramento. His remains were brought to this city [San Francisco] on the wreck of the Contra Costa, but re-taken to Oakland for a Coroner's inquest. Also another man, name unknown, who is said to be a keeper of a boarding house on Pacific street. 24 scalded and wounded."  Source: The San Andreas Independent, 9 April 1859. Transcribed by Dee.
"SMITH--In this city, August 8, Michael J., beloved husband of Mary SMITH and father of Mrs. Nellie FROST, a native of Ireland, aged 68 years. [New York City papers please copy.] Friends and relatives of the family, and those of his brothers-in-law, Thos. McCUSKER and Michael J. GROGAN, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Monday), at 2 o'clock P.M., from his late residence, 119 1/2 Langton street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 10 Aug 1885.
"SMITH--In Salem, Mass, July 15, Mrs. M.S. SMITH, sister of the late Rev. N. ADAMS D.D. of Boston, Mass, and of Dr. Samuel ADAMS, of this city, aged about 71 years." Source: Alta California, 25 July 1879.
"SMITH--In this city, August 3, Nicholas, husband of Mary SMITH, and brother of James SMITH, a native of the parish of Larah, County Cavan, Ireland, aged 55 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Wednesday), at 8:30 o'clock A.M., from his late residence, 118 Gilbert street; thence to St. Rose's Church, Brannan street, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 o'clock. Interment Mission Dolores cemetery." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 5 Aug 1885, p.4, c.4. Transcribed by Regina Gualco.
"SMITH--BY STATE TELEGRPH, San Francisco, May 30 -- About 12 o'clock this noon Phil. SMITH, a stage driver and a notorious character, shot Anna McMAHON, a waiter girl in a lager beer saloon, and having attempted in vain to escape, shot and killed himself." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 31 May 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"SMITH--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: R. SMITH." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, Jan 13th, Randal SMITH, aged 31 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Jan 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SMITH--In this city, February 11, 1917, Robert SMITH, a native of Scotland, aged 52 years. A member of Marine Fire----Oilers and Watertenders Union of the City. Notice of funeral hereafter. Remains: the parlors of Barry & Scully, 770 Valencia St." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Feb 1917. Transcribed by Sylvia.
"SMITH--In this city, February 8, Robert Henry SMITH, son of Robert SMITH, aged 2 years and 1 month. Friends and acquaintances are repsectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Wednesday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from No. 1910 Larkin street, between Jackson and Pacific." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 9 Feb 1869.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, Feb. 3d, Ruth R., daughter of Jesse R. SMITH, aged 3 years, 7 months and 5 days." Source: The Sacramento Bee, 1866, February 5th, page 3. Transcribed by Janet Anderson.
"SMITH--In Oakland, October 8, Marcia Gooding Wilbur, wife of Stephen SMITH, or Oakland." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 10 Oct 1873.
"SMITH--In San Francisco, Nov. 4th, Samuel, twin child of Wm. B. and Augusta S. SMITH, aged 1 year and 4 months." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 6 Nov 1858. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SMITH--Dispatch from San Francisco, Jan. 18 --The funeral of the late Sedley SMITH, of the California Theatre, takes place tomorrow. He was one of the veteran comedians of the American stage and both as an actor and a gentleman he was very popular and highly esteemed wherever known." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 19 Jan 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"SMITH--DEATH -- in Winson, Bertie county, North Carolina, Jan. 16th, Dr. Stark B. SMITH, son-in-law of Mrs. Mary W. RHODES, of this county. [San Francisco papers please copy.]" Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 5 March 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"SMITH--In this city, March 28, Susan A. SMITH, a native of Virginia aged 50 years, 3 months and 13 days." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Apr 1891.
"SMITH--T.F. SMITH, an old-time Healdsburger, but lately of San Francisco, died at St. Luke's Hospital in San Francisco, of cancer of the stomach, Sunday, and the remains interred at Oak Mound Cemetery here, Tuesday. He was a native of Marrion Co., Mo., 29 years of age; leaves a young wife and several brothers and sisters in this city." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 25 Feb 1892. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"SMITH--In Oakland, Cal., January 27, Thomas SMITH, beloved husband of the late Annie SMITH, father of the late Mrs. A.Y. MABRY, Amanda M. SMITH, Mrs. C.H. AYRES and grandfather of Mrs. J. Winfield PEARSON, a native of Liverpool, England, aged 85 years 5 month and 22 days.  Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to-morrow (Monday), January 29; at 2:30 p.m., at his late residence, 752 Thirteenth street, Oakland. Please omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 29 January 1912, p. 74. Transcribed by Susan Quinn.
"SMITH--At rest, in this city, January 30, Thomas J. SMITH, idolized son of the late Mary A. PATTON, brother of the late Annie G. SMITH, stepson of Thomas PATTON, and devoted father of Annie G. SMITH, a native of New York, aged 48 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Monday, February 3, from his late residence, 2926 Laguna street; thence to St. Brigid's Church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, by automobile." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 3 February 1913, p. 13. Transcribed by jch.


"SMITH--In San Francisco, from Sept. 29 to Oct 19, Thos. J. SMITH, of New York." Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 22 Nov 1850. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"SMITH--Feb. 9 [1860] - W.C. SMITH committed suicide in San Francisco by shooting himself." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1861. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"SMITH--In this city, Nov. 27th, William SMITH, aged 35 years, a native of Maryland." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 28 Nov 1865.
"SMITHSON--At Dry Creak, Sacramento County, Aug 27th, Eveliue, wife of George SMITHSON, aged 18 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 April 1934 (reprint front page of the Daily Morning Chronicle, 1 Sept 1868). Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.


"SMYTH--At San Francisco, Aug. 29, Thos. SMYTH, a native of Ireland, aged 34 years." Source: The Free Lance, (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 7 Sept 1894. Transcribed by Dee.

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