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.

"VAHLE, John H.--75." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 June 1904.
"VAIL--In this city, March 2, Mrs. Elizabeth M.C. VAIL, a native of North Carolina, aged 85 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 4 March 1895.


"VAIL--Frank Waverley VAIL died Jan. 13 at Our Lady of Fatima Villa in Saratoga at the age of 101. A California native, VAIL was born Nov. 21, 1896, in Healdsburg. His family moved to San Francisco when VAIL was still a baby, and he lived there for most of his life. He did film work for the U.S. military, including during World War I, which mainly consisted of internal films and movies used within the military. For many years after that, he worked as a Warner Brothers Pathe News correspondent, filming newsreel footage and writing the scripts. His daughter, Betty HEIL, says Warner Brothers recently presented VAIL with a recognition award for the pioneering work he did in the newsreel field. "Before he died, he said he'd done and seen everything he wanted to do and see in life," HEIL recalls of her father's myriad experiences. Survivors include daughter Betty HEIL of Saratoga; grandchildren Wendy AIKIN of Italy, Kris HEIL of Woodland, Calif., Judy STABILE of Watsonville and Kelly HEIL of Campbell; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services have been held, with interment at Saratoga's Madronia Cemetery." Source: Saratoga News, 18 Feb 1998. Contact: Heather feedback@mccaskie.org.uk http://www.mccaskie.org.uk/http://www.tvrundown.com/casvint1.html
"VALE--DIED FROM A FALL. Mrs. Mary VALE, a woman of thirty-three years, fell down a flight of stairs at 704 Howard street yesterday morning. She was picked up in an unconscious condition and died in a short time." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 6. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"VALEN--July 16, 1941, Martin VALEN, dearly beloved husband of Hermione VALEN. Funeral services Saturday, July 19, 1941 at 3 p.m. at the chapel of J.C. O'CONNER Co. 455 Valencia St. Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 19 July 1941. Transcribed by Judi Guest.
"VALENBON--In San Francisco, March 18th, Jules VALENBON, aged 7 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 20 March 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"VALENCIA--At Mission Dolores, Feb 5th, of consumption, Ann Frances VALENCIA, fomerly of Westfield, Mass., and wife of Eustaquio VALENCIA, aged 24 years, 11 months, and 3 days." {Note: Her maiden name was MOSES; burial at Mission Dolores.] Source: Daily Alta California, 9 February 1859. Contact: Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net
"VALENCIA--In San Rafael, June 3, Candelrio [sic] VALENCIA, a native of California, aged 7 years and 4 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, Monday, June 6, at 9 o'clock A.M., from Mission Dolores Church, where a Requiem High Mass will be celebrated". Source: San Francisco Call, 4 June 1881, page 4. [Note: correct spelling of first name is Candelario]. Contact: Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net
"VALENCIA--At Millbrae, San Mateo county, February 23, Estaquio VALENCIA, beloved husband of Guadalupe VALENCIA and father of Henry L., Celestine, Edward and Samuel VALENCIA, Mrs. Petra WHITAKER, Mrs. Frances COLETTI, Mrs. Annie FERNANDEZ, Mrs. Clara STEVENS, Mrs. Paula FORD, Mrs. Inez OVERHOLSEN, brother of Francisco, Antonio and Leobardo VALENCIA, a native of San Francisco, aged 87 years. Funeral from his late residence to-morrow (Saturday), at 10:30 o'clock a. m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner 26 Feb 1915, page 4. Contact: Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net
"VALENCIA--Estaquio - 87 yrs." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 26 Feb 1915. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen. Contact: Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net
"VALENCIA--In this city, March 15, 1919, Jose Antonio, dearly beloved husband of Josephine D. VALENCIA, loving father of Eugene, Joseph, Charles and James VALENCIA and brother of Leo and Frank VALENCIA, a native of San Francisco, Cal., aged 68 years. A member of California Parlor No. 1 N. S. G. W. [Native Sons of the Golden West]. The funeral will take place tomorrow (Tuesday), at 9:30 o'clock a. m., from his late residence, 126 Landers street, between 15th and 16th, Dolores and Church; thence to Mission Dolores Church, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 10 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 March 1919, page 4. Contact: Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net
"VALENCIA--On Wednesday afternoon, a fatal accident occurred neat the Seventeen Mile House, by which a boy named Joseph VALENCIA, sixteen years of age was instantly killed... when the gun carried by Joseph BOLCOF (twelve year old cousin of the victim) was accidentally discharged, causing instant death, while bird hunting. " Source: San Francisco Examiner, 27 Sept 1867, page 3. [Note: Joseph was buried at Mission Dolores, tombstone with his mother and younger brother. He was the son of Eustaquio VALENCIA.] Contact: Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net
"VALENCIA--In this city, Sept. 28, 1935, Mary E., beloved wife of Leo VALENCIA and devoted cousin of Mrs. E. T. SHIELDS. Funeral notice later. Remains at Gantner, Felder, Kenny Chapel, 1965 Market st. at Duboce ave." [Note: interment at Holy Cross, Colma.] Source: San Francisco Examniner, 29 Sept 1935, page 23. Contact: Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net
"VALENCIA--Naomi, C., In this City, Jan. 18, 1982; beloved wife of the late Charles A. VALENCIA; devoted mother of Lee D. and Jerrold VALENCIA and the late Joan VALENCIA; loving mother-in-law of Mary VALENCIA; loving grandmother of Cheryl SNODGRASS and Larry VALENCIA; loving great-grandmother of Stephanie and Christopher VALENCIA; loving sister of William B. (Bud) COLVIN, Camille OHISSEN, Stanford COLVIN; loving sister-in-law of Lauretta COLVIN, also survived by many other relatives. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the chapels of Arthur J. Sullivan & Co, 2254 Market St betw. 15th & 16th Sts. then to Most Holy Redemer Church where a Mass of the Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a. m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Rosary Tuesday at 8 p. m. Spiritual bouquets or donations to your favorite charity preferred." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Jan 1982, page 22. Contact: Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net
"VALENTE--In Irvington, May 26, Luigi VALENTE, dearly beloved husband of Serafina VALENTE and loving father of Joseph L. VALENTE, Mrs. Adelaide GIUSTI, Mrs. Virginia THOMPSON, Caesar, Eugene and Octavius VALENTE, and brother of Mrs. Catterina CUNEO and Miss Maria VALENTE, native of Cornia, Italy, aged 71 years, 3 months and 22 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully notified that funeral takes place on Wednesday, May 30, at 1:30 o'clock, from Albert Pike Memorial Temple, 1859 and Geary Street, near Fillmore, where services will be held, under the auspices of Loggia Speranza Italiana, No. 219, F. and A. M.; thence to Mount Olivet vault by carriage." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 May 1906, page 5. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"VALENTINE--In this city, August 8, John T. VALENTINE, a native of Washington, D.C., aged 39 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 9 Aug 1885.
"VALENZUELA--In San Francisco, July 23, 1911, Frank VALENZUELA, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. VALENZUELA of Marysville, brother of Mrs. PARA of Seattle, and Miss Stella VALENZUELA, a native of California, aged 26 years." Source: Sacramento Union, 27 July 1911. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"VALLAS--John R. VALLAS, a car driver, was run over and instantly killed on Sunday [17 July 1887]." Source: Sacramento Bee (Bay Gleanings), 18 July, 1887. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"VALLEAU--June 12, 1906, Samuel, beloved husband of Nellie B. VALLEAU and son of T.P. and M.A. VALLEAU, a native of California, aged 40 years 8 (?) months and 8 (?) days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY (Sunday) at 1:30 o’clock P.M. from the Masonic Temple corner Post and Montgomery Streets under the auspices of King Solomon Lodge, No. 260 F. and A,M. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 14 June 1896. Transcribed by Margie Hinton.
"VALLEJO--In this City, August 4, Miss Guadalupe VALLEJO, beloved daughter of the late Jose de Jesus VALLEJO and Soledad SANCHEZ, a native of California, aged 63 years, 5 months and 23 days. Funeral will take place Saturday, August 6, at 9:30 o'clock, from Guadalupe Church. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Aug 1904. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"VALLEJO--BELLE OF EARLY DAYS DIES AT HOSPITAL--Miss Guadalupe VALLEJO, Niece of Famous General, Passes Away After Short Illness--Miss Guadalupe VALLEJO, daughter of Jose de Jesus VALLEJO, the favorite niece of General VALLEJO and a belle of the Spanish regime in California, died Thursday at the French Hospital after an illness of but a few days. Miss VALLEJO was born in the old Mission San Jose and lived in California under the Mexican, Spanish and American flags. She was a famous beauty in the early days and was a woman of brilliant attainments. With her uncle, she assisted the historian BANCROFT in the writing of the history of California, and had written a number of stories of early California life for the magazines. She lived during her later years, after the death of her father, with her niece, Miss Tonita VALLEJO, at 822 Leavenworth street. At the time of her death she was translating the novel "Ben Hur" into Spanish. She had written some verse and employed herself for a number of years teaching languages, translating and writing. The funeral will be held at 9:30 o'clock this morning from Guadalupe Church." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Aug 1904. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"VALTZ--Dec. 18 [1860] - M. VALTZ, a German, was deliberately shot dead, in San Francisco, by M. KRAMER." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1861. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"VAN ACKER--In San Francisco, Cal., March 3, 1923, Irene M., beloved wife of Frank VAN ACKER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. EVANS of Los Altos, Cal.; mother of Donald and Frank VAN ACKER and sister of Mrs. C.H. REAL of Hillsborough, Cal., a native of Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 1923 at 2 o'clock p.m. at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. EVANS on Portola avenue near Los Altos, Cal. Interment Alta Mesa." Source: San Jose Mercury Herald, 5 March 1923, p. 10. Transcribed by jch.
"VAN AMRINGO--Eliza." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 28 March 1891. 
"VANARD--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Dec. 6 -- The dead body of August VANARD was found in his room at No. 17, Fourth street." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 7 Dec 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"VANARSDAL--In the family of W.G. VANARSDAL, Columbia, on Thrusday morning, Sept, 9th, of smallpox, ____ PLUMB___GE, aged 10 years." Source: Alta California, 5 March 1852. Transcribed by Kim.
"VAN BUREN--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Jeremiah VAN BUREN, Greenland, N.Y., 26. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"VAN BUSKIRK--In this city, January 2, 1906, Rollie E. VAN BUSKIRK, husband of Margaret M. VAN BUSKIRK, son of James VAN BUSKIRK of Marysville, brother of George F. VAN BUSKIRK of Marysville, Mrs. James ROBINSON of Yuba City and Mrs. N. S. HAMLIN of San Francisco, a native of Ohio, aged 33 years, 4 months and 19 days. Remains at Miller & McMullen's chapel, 1021-1023 Ninth Street. Funeral notice hereafter." Source: Sacramento Bee, 3 Jan 1906, p. 5. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
"VAN BUSKIRK--In this city [Sacramento], January 2, 1906, Rollie E. VAN BUSKIRK, husband of Margaret M. VAN BUSKIRK, son of James VAN BUSKIRK of Marysville, Mrs. James ROBINSON of Yuba City and Mrs. N. S. HAMLIN of San Francisco, a native of Ohio, aged 33 years, 4 months and 19 days. Remains at Miller & McMullen's chapel, 1031-1023 Ninth Street. Funeral notice hereafter.St. James 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: Sacramento Bee, 2 Jan 1906. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
"VAN BUSKIRK--In this city, January 2, 1906, Rollie E. VAN BUSKIRK, husband of Margaret M. VAN BUSKIRK, son of James VAN BUSKIRK of Marysville, brother of George F. VAN BUSKIRK of Marysville, Mrs. James ROBINSON of Yuba City and Mrs. N. S. HAMLIN of San Francisco, a native of Ohio; aged 33 years, 4 months and 19 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services Friday at 2 p.m. at Miller & McMullen's chapel, 1021-1023 Ninth Street. Remains will be taken to Oakland for cremation." Source: Sacramento Bee, 4 Jan 1906, p. 5. Transcribed by Nancy Phillips.
"VANDERSLICE--In this city, March 12, William K., beloved husband of the late Katherine, father of Janette, Hermine and Milton T. VANDERSLICE and Mrs. J. S. JOHNSON, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., aged 75 years, 6 months and 12 days. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 13 March 1899, p.9. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"VANDERSLICE--In this city, March 12, William K., beloved husband of the late Katherine, father of Janette, Hermine and Milton T. VANDERSLICE and Mrs. J. S. JOHNSON, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., aged 75 years, 6 months and 12 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock, from the Masonic Temple, under the auspices of Occidental Lodge, No. 22, F. and A. M. Interment, Masonic vault." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 March 1899, p.12. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"VANDERSLICE--FUNERAL OF W. K. VANDERSLICE--The Services Are Conducted by Masonic Bodies. The funeral of the late William K. VANDERSLICE took place at the Masonic Temple yesterday afternoon under the auspices of Occidental Lodge, No. 22, Free and Accepted Masons, and Golden Gate Commandery, No. 16, Knights Templar, of which the deceased had been an honored and respected member for twenty-five years. Many were the beautiful floral offerings which were reverently and lovingly brought to the altar. Conspicuous among them were a crescent and star bearing the name of the lodge, a sword worked in white flowers on a green ground, with the crescent and Maltese cross beneath. The emblem of the Mystic Shriners was also represented in a floral offering. The casket, covered with purple violets and ferns, was borne into the hall by six young men, employees of the old firm of which the deceased was founder. K. MELROSE, W. P. MORGAN, G. MARCUS, J. P. PASCOE, B. P. FLINT, C. L. HASKELL, William F. FONDA and William G. FONDA, the pallbearers, followed the casket solemn procession. After the ceremonies in the temple the funeral party proceeded to the Masonic Cemetery, under the escort of the Knights Templar, and the remains were deposited in the Masonic vault." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 March 1899, p.10. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"VAN DORN--In San Francisco, March 12th, Aaron VAN DORN, aged 45 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 March 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"VAN ORDEN--In this city, July 4, 1837, Emily M., beloved sister of Dr. George N. VAN ORDEN and the late Charles H. and Dr. Leander VAN ORDEN. Funeral services will be held today (Tuesday, July 6) at 2:30 o'clock p.m. at the mortuary of Halsted & Co., 1123 Sutter street, near Polk." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 6 July 1937, p.9. Submitted by Ron Filion.
"VANDORY--In this city, August 7, George F. VANDORY, a native of Hungary, aged 45 years." Source: Alta California, 11 Aug 1887.
"VAN DUSEN--In this city, May 4, 1956, Nora Rose, beloved wife of the late Stark VAN DUSEN, devoted mother of Albert S. and Raymond VAN DUSEN and Mrs. Grace HIRSHFELD, endeared sister of Theresa McCONNELL, a native of San Francisco. Funeral Monday 9 a.m. from Reilly Co. 29th and Dolores Sts., thence to St. Emydius Church, where a Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9:30 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. Rosary Sunday at 8 p.m." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 5 May 1956. Contact: DameFrench@aol.com
"VAN DUSEN--April 6, 1951. Stark, beloved husband of Nora VAN DUSEN, loving father of Albert Stark and Raymond VAN DUSEN, Mrs. Grace HIRSHFELD, loving brother of the late Mrs. Alice LUNDQUIST, loving grandfather of Joyce and Raymond HIRSHFELD, Richard and Rae Ann VAN DUSEN; a native of San Francisco, age 69 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Monday, April 9 at 9:30 a.m. from Duggan's, 3434 17th St. nr. Valencia, thence to St. James Church where a Requiem High Mass will be offered at 10:00 a.m. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 8 April 1951. Contact: DameFrench@aol.com
"VAN HALL--Interment in San Francisco, Jan. 29, C.E. VAN HALL, Amsterdam, 24." Source: Alta California, 8 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"VAN HORN--June 21 - H.J. VAN HORN, died on a steamer Yosemite on its upward trip from San Francisco, aged 35 years, native of Licking county, Ohio." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 26 June 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"VANISKO--Alvyna M. - In this city Nov. 20, 1980; beloved wife of Andrew John VANISKO; sister of the late Bressel CORLEY; a native of S.F.; a retired member of S.F. Health Service System.  Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24 at St. Stephen's Church, 601 Eucalyptus Dr.  Rosary 4 p.m. Sunday at N. Gray & Co., 4000 19th Ave." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 November 1980, p. 11. Transcribed by Bev Colgin.
"VAN LOBEN SELS--Sevices for Mrs. VAN LOBEN SELS. Memorial services are pending in the Sacramento area for Mrs. M.C.C. VAN LOBEL SELS, member of one of Northern California's most distinguished families. Mrs. VAN LOBEN SELS, who was 92, died Wednesday at the Los Olivos (Santa Barbara County) home of her daughter, Mrs. Ted Chamberlin. She was 92 and six months ago she was in such vigorous health she swam daily before breakfast in an outdoor pool. The former Helen Adelaide ELLSWORTH was born in Yonkers, N.Y., was a graduate of Cornell University, and was married more than 70 years ago to Mr. VAN LOBEN SELS, Sacramento rancher and miner. He was the son of P.J. VAN LOBEN SELS, noted San Francisco engineer who was among the leaders in Sacramento river reclamation projects. His mother was formerly Adele DE FREMERY, daughter of James DE FREMERY, founder of the First Savings Bank of San Francisco." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Sept 1974. Contact: Karen Bennett CeeCee82@aol.com
"VANMETER--LOS GATOS HAPPENINGS. DEATH OF AN AGED CITIZEN. Los Gatos, Dec. 9. -- John McCready VANMETER, aged 81 years, died yesterday afternoon at his home in Los Gatos. He was a native of Mercer county, Pennsylvania, and an old resident of this community, having resided here for the last eighteen years, and was highly respected by all. The deceased leaves a wife and two daughters, Miss Carrie Louise VANMETER, of the First grade in the public school, and Mrs. W. G. SMITH of San Francisco. The funeral will take place on Sunday, at 2 p. m., from the family residence, East Main street. Interment in the Los Gatos Cemetery." Source: San Jose Mercury, 10 Dec 1899, p.3. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"VAN NESS--James VAN NESS, State Senator from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, died on the 28th of December, in the 64th year of his age. He was elected to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of Lieutenant-Governor PACHECO, whose tern ended with the last session. Deceased was once Mayor of San Francisco, and highly esteemed in public and private life." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 3 Jan 1873. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"VAN NESS--DEATH OF JAMES VAN NESS - We regret to inform our readers that James VAN NESS died at San Luis Obispo on the 28th ultimo. As there is no telegraphic communication with the latter place, the sad intelligence reaches us in a telegram addressed for Frank McCOPPIN, from Santa Barbara. The deceased was born in Vermont, in 1809, and was in the 64th year of his age. He graduated in Vermont, practiced law in several of the Southern States, and came to California in 1850. He filled, at different times, several offices in our midst. He was Alderman, Mayor of the city, and, on the change of the charter, Recorder. In 1860 he settled in San Luis Obispo county, where he practiced his profession. His kindly demeanor made him hosts of friends in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, and he was elected Senator by a large majority in that district in 1871, by the Democratic party. His remains will be brought to this city for interment, his son Thomas and his daughter, Mrs. Frank McCOPPIN, desiring that he be buried here. No man deserved better of the people of San Francisco than the deceased gentleman, whose effects have given thousands of families a home. This great measure for the benefit of his fellow-citizens bears his name - it is the Van Ness Ordinance. After years of exertion it became a law, and now protects the poor man's homestead. Judge VAN NESS' father, Governor C.P. VAN NESS, was thrice elected Governor of Vermont. In 1829 General JACKSON appointed him Minister to Spain, which position he filled until 1838. On his return he was appointed Collector of the port of New York, which he held until 1841. Want of space prevents our giving a more extended notice of the deceased. He was a character of sterling purity, and his kindliness of manner endeared him to all who knew him." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 3 Jan 1873. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"VAN STRAATEN--San Francisco, Nov. 7 - Isaac, son of Benj. E. and Anna VAN STRAATEN, 6 years, 8 months and 10 days." Source: The Daily Union (Sacramento, CA), 9 Nov 1874. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"VANTINE--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Jan. 15 -- Captain James VANTINE, of the firm of James Vantine & Co., a pioneer merchant of San Francisco, died in this city yesterday." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 16 Jan 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"VANTINE--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Jan. 30 -- The last will and testament of Captain James VANTINE has been filed in probate. He bequeaths Mary Ann GREEN, daughter of Sarah GREEN, the sum of $5000; to Sarah GREEN, $2000; to Catharine LLOYD, $3000; to his sister, Eliza LASH, $250, and to his sister Julia MINK all the remainder of his property of every description, for her support and use during the term of her natural life, and at her death to be equally divided among her children." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 31 Jan 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"VARGAS--In this city, July 11, 1943, Rosario, beloved mother of Mrs. Elsie CARLSON, Edward and Marcus WOLFSKILL and loving grandmother of five grandchildren; a native of Copala, Mexico. Funeral services Wednesday at 9:30 from the San Francisco Memorial Chapels, 435 Valencia St., near 15th.; thence to the Church of Nuestra Sonora de Guadalupe, where a requiem mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 July 1943. Contact: Pamela Storm
"VASLIT--In this city, June 12, 1896, Walter H., son of the late Dr. F. S. VASLIT, aged 34 years 10 months and 7 days. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services THIS DAY (Sunday) at 2 o’clock P.M. from Sierra Hall, N.S.G.W. Building 414 Mason, St., Interment, Sonoma, Cal." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 14 June 1896. Transcribed by Margie Hinton.
"VAUGHN--In this city, Jan. 7th, Eugene VAUGHN, aged 40 years, from Caragalian, Ireland." Source: Daily Alta California, 8 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"VAUGHN--In this city, July 15, 1875, James VAUGHN, a native of England, aged 19 years. Source: Daily Alta California, 16 Jan 1875, p.4. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.


"VEASY--In San Francisco, Aug. 19th, Freddy P., only child of P. VEASY, aged 1 year, 11 months and 14 days." Source: The Daily Bee (Sacramento, CA), 22 Aug 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"VEASEY--In this city, October 9, 1893, Mrs. Olivia VEASEY, a native of Massachusetts, aged 44 years and 11 months." Source: San Francisco Call, 11 October 1893, page 10.
"VEILSTRUP--December 5, Vigo, son of P. and Sophia VEILSTRUP, aged 7 months and 9 days." Source: Daily Alta California, 7 Dec 1885.
"VEIT--In this city, May 30, Henry VEIT, beloved husband of Nellie VEIT, a native of Geneva, New York, aged 33 years, 10 months and 8 days. (Geneva, N.Y. papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, 68 Natoma street. Interment, Odd Fellows' Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 2 June, 1886.
"VELPS--William C. VELPS, father of Ray VELPS of this city, died in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon. Mr. VELPS was notified by telephone of his loss and left at once for the city." Source: The Sotoyome Scimitar (Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., CA), 1 July 1921. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"VERDENBURGH--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, Mar. 14 - The Coroner's Jury in the case of Charles VERDENBURGH, who died at the Home of the Inebriates, rendered the following verdict in the case yesterday: "Charles VERDENBURGH, aged 36 years; a native of New York City; came to his death from a fracture of his skull on the left side of the head above the eye, from the effects of a blow inflicted on himself while laboring under a temporary fit of insanity." The testimony showed that the prison keepers confined him in a straight-jacket after he had hurt his head against the grating, and for the purpose of preventing him from inflicting further injury upon himself." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 15 March 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"VENERSTRON--[Submitter's note: printed twice; the second time spelled VENERSTROM] a candymaker, aged 48 years, on Sunday in San Francisco ended his life by shooting. He had been under medical treatment for months and suicide is attributed to his prolonged illness." Source: Sacramento Bee, 26 Oct 1903. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"VENSANO--In this city, August 22, 1891, Kittie, beloved wife of Alessandro VENSANO, a native of San Francisco, aged 36 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 23 Aug 1891, p 7. Contact: Susan King Murphy kinggenlgy@aol.com


"VENSANO--Teresa A. - In San Jose, November 17, 1980; dearly beloved wife of the late Harry C. VENSANO; beloved mother of Mrs. Kathryn KING and dear mother-in-law of Dr. John M. KING both of San Jose; loving grandmother of Susan WRIGHT of Palo Alto, Sally SPADAFORE of San Jose and Kathryn LONGINOTTI [Note: not sure of the last two letters] of Berkeley; devoted grandmother of seven; a native of Amador County; aged 102 years.  A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Thursday, November 20, at St. Lucy's Church, Campbell.  Entombment was made at Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 November 1980, p. 11. Transcribed by Bev Colgin.
"VERDENBURGH--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, Mar. 14 - The Coroner's Jury in the case of Charles VERDENBURGH, who died at the Home of the Inebriates, rendered the following verdict in the case yesterday: "Charles VERDENBURGH, aged 36 years; a native of New York City; came to his death from a fracture of his skull on the left side of the head above the eye, from the effects of a blow inflicted on himself while laboring under a temporary fit of insanity." The testimony showed that the prison keepers confined him in a straight-jacket after he had hurt his head against the grating, and for the purpose of preventing him from inflicting further injury upon himself." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 15 March 1866. Transcribed by Dee.


"VERDIER--Adrien L. - In this city; March 27, 1981; dearly beloved husband of the late Rose VERDIER; loving father of Thomas VERDIER; devoted grandfather of Bryce VERDIER; father-in-law of Francine VERDIER; dear friend of Helen PINQUIE; a native of SF, aged 73.  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday and are invited to attend the funeral services Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave. DC.  Private interment.  Donations to the American Cancer Society preferred.  The Bud Duggan Family." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 March 1981, p. 7. Transcribed by Bev Colgin.Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 March 1981, p. 7. Transcribed by Bev Colgin.
"VERITY--In this city, March 15, Ansel P. VERITY, a native of New York city, aged 25 years. [New York papers please copy.] The funeral will take place TO-DAY (Thursday), at 11 o'clock A.M. from the undertaking parlors of Halsted & Co., 946 Mission street. Interment I.O.O.F. cemetery." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 17 March 1887.
"VERRIL--DROWNED - At a late hour on Friday night last, in San Francisco, Silas H. VERRIL, a native of Maine, mate of the bark 'Huntsville,' was going aboard the vessel, when he fell into the water. He was in but a few moments before he was rescued. Medical aid was summoned but life was soon extinct. It is thought that he had a fit." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 6 Jan 1868. Transcribed by Dee. 
"VERS--Paul J. F. W. - 3 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 Apr 1900. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"VERY--In San Francisco, April 1st, capt. John C. VERY, of Salem, Massachusetts, aged 44 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 3 Apr 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"VEUVE--In this city, April 30, at Ingleside Clubhouse, H. Henry VEUVE, beloved husband of Emma VEUVE, and brother of William P. VEUVE of San Jose California, and Mrs. Mary C. HOFFMAN of San Francisco. Funeral Wednesday, May 2, at 10 o'clock from the residence of William P. VEUVE, 314 North First Street, San Jose, California." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 1 May 1906, page 9. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
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