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.


"WADE--In this city, May 18. 1902, Owen WADE, beloved husband of Margaret WADE and father of Mrs Junia LANDO and Charlotte May WADE, a native of Ohio, aged 70 years, 6 months and 20 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 20, May 1902, page 13. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"WADDY--In this city, March 17, Meanza, wife of Anthony WADDY, a native of Missouri, aged 60 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 18 March 1887.
"WADE--In this city, September 15, Fred WADE, a native of the lsle of Man, aged 34 years. Friends and acquaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Friday) at 2:30 o'clock from the parlors of the United Undertakers, 27 and 20 Fifth street. Interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sept 1897, p. 10.
"WADE--In this city, December 10, Martin WADE, a native of Ireland, aged 60 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 13 Dec 1890. Transcribed by Susan Quinn.


"WADHAMS--In this city, on the 17th instant, of Consumption, Moses C. WADHAMS, aged 20 years, late of Goshen, Conn." Source: Alta California, 29 Nov 1849.
"WADSWORTH--In this city, March 9, Frank WADSWORTH, a native of England, aged 47 years and 2 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 11 March 1895.
"WAEL--[June 3d 1866 - Julius H. WAEL was drowned at South Beach, San Francisco."  Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1867, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WAGENER--In San Francisco, Feb. 7th, Abraham WAGENER, aged 37 years, 7 months and 21 days." Source: Sacramento Union, 10 Feb 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WAGENER--In San Francisco, June 20th, Henry Otto, son of F.O. and Amalia WAGENER, aged 10 months and 25 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 4 July 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WAGNER, Albert, 3 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 May 1893, page 7.
"WAGNER--Passed away in St. Helena, June 6, 1942, Alvina T., beloved daughter of the late Frederick and Minna WAGNER, loving sister of Mrs. Olga KRUGER, Fritz WAGNER and the late Albert and Paul WAGNER and Mrs. Ella KONSAK; a native of Germany. Funeral - Duggan’s. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 June 1942, p.13. Transcribed by Dee.
"WAGNER, Annette, 18 months." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 May 1893, page 7.
"WAGNER--In this city, May 20, of diphtheria, Annetta Elizabeth, only daughter of Captain Nicholas and Emma TRASKWAGNER, a native of San Francisco, aged 18 months and 3 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 May 1893, p. 7. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"WAGNER--FELL TO HIS DEATH--An Errand Boy Tumbles Down an Elevator Shaft--SAN FRANCISCO, September 30 - Francis WAGNER, an errand boy, was killed this

morning by falling down an elevator shaft. He attempted to jump on the car while it was in motion, but made a miscalculation and fell to the floor below, striking on his head." Source: Sacramento Bee, 30 Sept 1889. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WAGNER--In San Francisco, at the German Hospital, Sept. 8, 1894, Frank WAGNER, a native of Austria, aged 38 years, 4 years 4 months, 12 days. [as written] [Frank WAGNER, a native of Austria, aged 38 years, died last Saturday morning at the German Hospital in San Francisco of diabetes. He had been in poor health for several months and had only been in the hospital for a few days when he died. He was head brewer at the Salinas brewery for a long time. His remains were brought to Salinas and laid away to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery Sunday afternoon.]" Source: Salinas Weekly Index, 13 Sept 1894. Transcribed by Dee.
"WAGNER--San Francisco, March 1 - Fredericke WAGNER, 26 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 4 March 1876. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WAGNER--Interment in San Francisco, Jan. 23, Gustavus WAGNER, 8 months." Source: Alta California, 8 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"WAGNER--In this city, January 21, Kattie L., beloved daughter of Henry and Emma WAGNER, a native of San Francisco, aged 3 months and 21 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Saturday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, 1125 York street, between Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth. Interment Odd Fellows’ Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 23 Jan 1886. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.


"WAGNER, Philip, 7 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 May 1893, page 7.
"WAGNER--In this city, May 20, Philip TRASK, oldest son of Captain Nicholas and Emma TRASK WAGNER, a native of San Francsico, aged 3 years and 10 months." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 May 1893, p. 7. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"WAGNER--In this city, July 3, Philip WAGNER, a native of Germany, aged 79 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 July 1901.


"WAGNER--March 5, Thomas WAGNER, Ireland." Source: Daily Alta California, 14 March 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.

"WAGNOR--In Fruitvale, November 13, James C. WAGNOR, husband of Mrs. Alice WAGNOR, and father of John R. WAGNOR of Fruitvale, William S. WAGNOR of St. Joseph, Mo., and Mrs. J. W. OGDON of Manitoba, Quebec, a native of Lexington, Ky., aged 65 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Nov 1909.

"WAGY--In Visalia, November 21st, Margaret, wife of Philip WAGY, aged 38 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 3 Dec 1873.

"WAHLI--In this city, December 28, 1898, Febes WAHLI, beloved sister of Arthur D. COX of San Francisco, John E. COX of London, England, and Mrs. Fred BOWLES of Los Angeles, Cal., a native of London, England, aged 45 years and 9 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 29 Dec 1898, p. 11.

"WAINWRIGHT--At Shanghai, China, Aug. 30, 1865, Mrs. Mary D. WAINWRIGHT, aged 41 years, the wife of James E. WAINWRIGHT, late of this city." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 7 Nov 1865.

"WAINWRIGHT--Died, at Shanghai, China, Aug. 30th, 1865, Mrs. Mary D. WAINWRIGHT, aged 41 years, the wife of James E. WAINWRIGHT, late of this city. Mary Dulaine WAINWRIGHT was a native of the State of Delaware. Her parents died while she was but a child. Judge BOUVIER, of Philadelphia, was her guardian, and in that city she was educated. Some twenty years ago she married James E. WAINWRIGHT, in Philadelphia. Mr. WAINWRIGHT resided in San Francisco from 1849 to 1861. Mrs. WAINWRIGHT and her two children, a son and daughter, joined her husband in this city in 1851...." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 9 Nov 1865.
"WAISSMAN--In San Diego, July 10 1941, Samuel WAISSMAN, beloved brother of Esther COHEN, Lottie ATTIAS, Elizabeth and Max WAISSMAN. Services Sunday, 11.30 a.m. Sinal Memorial Chapel Divisadero St. at Geary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 19 July 1941. Transcribed by Judi Guest.


"WAKEFIELD--S.B. WAKEFIELD, a prominent stock broker of San Francisco, of the firm of S.B. WAKEFIELD & Co., nephew of M.L. McDONALD of this city, died at his home Saturday morning." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 18 June 1887. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"WAKEMAN--In Philadelphia, Sept. 2d, Alonzo C. WAKEMAN, of San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 5 Oct 1867. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"WALCOTT--In West Oakland, September 10, Henry W., youngest son of E.E. WALCOTT." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 11 Sept 1873.

"WALDRON--Maggie WALDRON - "the first lady of San Francisco cuisine" - died in her Sausalito home Wednesday following a long illness. She was 67. Ms. WALDRON was an author of cookbooks, former food editor for McCall's magazine, a TV producer and food consultant who worked with more than 150 companies. Her most recent job was tracking culinary trends for Ketchum Public Relations Worldwide. She retired from that post in 1993, but continued her association with the company as a consultant. Examiner food writer Jim WOOD once described Ms. WALDRON as "one of the most respected and influential personages on the national food scene." WOOD said Ms. WALDRONwas "credited with the culinary insight that it's OK for chefs to grow rich." The late food writer James BEARD wrote that Ms. WALDRON "is one of the most vital and amazing women to have worked her way to the top of the food business. She is far-seeing, her talents and knowledge are all-embracing, and she is intensely creative." She could write, too. WOOD also praised Ms. WALDRON's talents as a wordsmith. "What is sometimes overlooked by those in awe of her high culinary wattage is that WALDRON is a skilled cook and a gifted writer," he wrote. As an example, WOOD cited this paragraph from Ms. WALDRON's book of "comfort food" recipes, jokingly titled, "Cold Spaghetti at Midnight": "My nose almost always finds the exotic markets of the world long before my feet. That's because the fragrance of fruit overpowers everything else, including decaying vegetables and wet chicken feathers. You can smell a ripe mango 50 feet away. It's still possible to follow the old slave routes through Africa by following the trails of mango trees: The slaves cast aside the seeds as they trudged across the continent and lined those trails of tears with towering mango trees." In 1994, Ms. WALDRON became only the fourth person to receive the International Association of Culinary Professionals' Lifetime Achievement Award. Born Margaret GEHLERT in Fort Collins, Colo., Ms. WALDRON studied cooking and art in France, Italy, Hong Kong, Bangkok and several U.S. cities. She graduated in restaurant management from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. She served on the boards of Meals on Wheels, the San Francisco Food Bank, the International Women's Forum, the American Institute of Wine and Food and the San Francisco Professional Food Society. Last year she served as a judge in the Healthy Menu Awards sponsored by Evian and Gourmet magazine. She is survived by her husband, Gene TEPPER, daughter Sara Leslie WALDRON STOTTS of Bremerton, Wash., and a granddaughter, Jessica. Plans for a memorial service are pending. Taste treat Several of Ms. WALDRON's recipes appeared in The Examiner. Here, from her "Cold Spaghetti" book, is a sample: Dutch Potatoes Heaven and Earth: 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, 3 medium potatoes (about 1 pound) sliced 1/8 inch thick, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon poppy seeds, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 2 small tart apples (about 4 ounces each), peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, Cinnamon (optional), Chopped parsley. 1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Melt the butter in the oven in a shallow 2-quart baking dish. Add the potatoes, salt, poppy seeds and pepper to the dish, and toss to coat the potatoes with butter. Bake 30 minutes, tossing or stirring the potatoes twice. Meanwhile, toss the apple slices with the lemon juice in a bowl; set aside. 2. Add the apples to the potatoes and toss to mix. Continue to bake just until the apples are tender, about 10 minutes. Serve hot, dusted with cinnamon if desired, and sprinkled with parsley. Serves four." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 1 Oct 1995, p. B-9. Submitted by Paula Ward.

"WALES--In this city, Nov. 25th, of lung fever, Mrs. Marion K. WALES, aged 23 years and 7 months, youngest daughter of James G. SANDERSON, Esq." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 29 Nov 1865.

"WALINGBERN--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: J. WALINGBERN." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"WALKER--Andrew J. WALKER, formerly a boarding house keeper, was accidentally drowned by being seized with cramps while attempting to swim from his boat, which was moored near San Pablo Point, in Contra Costa county, on Saturday afternoon last." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 17 Oct 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"WALKER--Barbara- In San Francisco, July 18, 1874, Barbara WALKER, aged 81 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 22 July 1874. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"WALKER--In San Francisco, April 2d, David C. Broderick WALKER, twin child of Wm. W., and Mary Ann WALKER, aged 4 months and 28 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 6 Apr 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WALKER--In this city, June 26, 1920, Frances WALKER, dearly beloved mother-in-law of Mrs. Elizabeth WALKER and loving grandmother of Beatrice WALKER, a native of Alabama, aged 70 years. Funeral today (Wednesday), at 10 o'clock a.m. at the chapel of Halsted Bros., corner Divisadero and McAllister sts. Interment, private." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 June 1920. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.


"WALKER--George WALKER cut his throat while in a small house in the rear of the tin shop, at the corner of Clay and Davis sts. He was a native of Dublin, Ireland, of 45 years of age, and leaves a wife and three children in New York city." Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 8 Aug 1854. Transcribed by John Ireland.

"WALKER--GILBERT M. WALKER PASSES--San Francisco, Dec. 31, - Word of the death of Gilbert M. WALKER, 64, eldest son of the late T. B. WALKER and important figure in the lumber industry as well as in Minneapolis business circles has been received here. Death was due to pneumonia. Immediately upon hearing of their brother’s death, Clinton L. WALKER, of Piedmont, Willis J. WALKER of San Francisco and Fletcher WALKER of Westwood, Cal., left for Minneapolis to be with the widow, Mrs. Susan WALKER. Sister, Mrs. Julia WALKERSMITH and another brother, Archie D. WALKER are in Minneapolis. Gilbert M. WALKER died just four months after Thomas B. WALKER, his father, who was one of the most dominant figures in the lumber industry of the United States. He had large holdings in California. At that time Gilbert WALKER succeeded his father in control of the Red River Lumber Company. " Source: Surprise Valley Record (Cedarville, Modoc Co., CA), 9 Jan 1929. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"WALKER--San Francisco, October 13 - Harty, infant son of David W. and Alice WALKER." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 15 October 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"WALKER--James WALKER, aged 72 years and a pioneer of 1849, committed suicide in San Francisco on Wednesday [4 Jan 1899] by hanging. He attempted to take his life with laudanum, but the drug failed and he resorted to the rope. Deceased was a Southern Pacific watchman, but had been unable to work, owing to sickness." Source: Sacramento Bee, 5 Jan 1899. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"WALKER--DEATH of a PRINTER - Jerome B. WALKER, a printer, whose home was at Galveston, Texas, died at San Francisco on Saturday last." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 2 Feb 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"WALKER--Joseph WALKER hanged himself yesterday [4 Jan 1899]. He was poor and afraid he would become a charge upon his relations." Source: Sacramento Bee, 5 Jan 1899. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.


"WALKER--In this city, January 4, 1899, Joseph W., beloved husband of Mary A. WALKER, and father of Mrs. C. LACEY, Mrs. J.J. MAHER, Mrs. P.J. STAHL and Louise and Isabel WALKER, a native of London, England, aged 72 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Friday) at 2 o'clock, from the parlors of H.F. Surh & Co., 1208 Mission street, near Eighth. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 5 Jan 1899, p. 3.

"WALKER--In this city, January 4, 1899, Joseph W., beloved husband of Mary A. WALKER, and father of Mrs. C. LACEY, Mrs. J.J. MAHER, Mrs. P.J. STAHL and Louise and Isabel WALKER, a native of London, England, aged 72 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 5 Jan, 1899, p. 13.

"WALKER--In this city, November 12, Mary B., beloved wife of John M. WALKER, and mother of Mabel, John and Allevena WALKER, a native of California, aged 33 years 9 months and 26 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 14 Nov 1904.
"WALKER--Dispatch from San Francisco, May 23 -- William WALKER, who arrived on the last China steamer in ill health, was found dead in his bed at the Cosmopolitan Hotel this morning." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 24 May 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"WALKER--From San Francisco, April 23 --William C. WALKER, a well known lawyer of 530 California street, died suddenly this morning. He was a native of the South, and leaves no family." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 24 Apr 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"WALKER--In San Francisco, Dec. 31st, Wm. W. WALKER, aged 43 years." Source: The Daily Bee (Sacramento, Cal.), 2 Jan 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"WALL--In Sacramento, October 16th, Agnes E., daughter of John F. WALL, aged 1 year, 2 months and 27 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 19 Oct 1873.

"WALL--In this city, August 20, Mary E., eldest daughter of Mrs. Bridget WALL, a native of New Orleans, aged 20 years, 10 months, and 20 days. Friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, THIS (Friday) AFTERNOON, AT 2 1/2 o'clock, from her late residence, NO. 515 Taylor street, between Geary and Post, without further notice." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 21 Aug 1868. Transcribed by Linda McDowell.
"WALL--In this city, March 22, 1882, Oscar WALL, youngest son of Thomas and Mary A. WALL, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 23 March 1882, page 4. Transcribed by Carolyn.
"WALLACE--WALLACE, Catherine." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 June 1892. Transcribed by Joyce.
"WALLACE--Dispatch from San Francisco, March 27 -- The woman found dying on Stockton street yesterday died in the Hospital. She proves to have been the wife of special police officer Charles WALLACE. She had been in the habit of drinking to excess and taking laudanum and it is claimed that the bruises on her person were caused by her being beaten with rattans to counteract the effect of laudanum which she had taken. The Coroner is holding an inquest tonight." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 28 Mar 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"WALLACE--March 7, Jacob V. WALLACE, Illinois, 44." Source: Daily Alta California, 14 March 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.


"WALLAS, Johanna, 57." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Dec 1903.
"WALLDORF--In this city, October 27, 1917, Ida W., beloved wife of Harry WALLDORF, a native of Sweden, aged 29 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Tuesday at 2 o'clock, from the parlors of Ashley & McMullen, 325 Sixth avenue, between Geary and Clement streets." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 39 Oct 1917, p. 4. Transcribed by jch.


"WALLIS--Mrs. D.W. WALLIS, wife of the former superintendent of the Spreckels ranch, died in San Francisco last week." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 10 Nov 1905. Transcribed by Dee.
"WALLMANN--In this city, January 2(6), Christian WALLMANN, beloved uncle of John, George, Julius, Rudolph and George R. WALLMANN, Mrs. R. G. SCHROEDER and Mrs. E. H. FORST, a native of Hanover, Germany, aged 68 years . Funeral private on Tuesday, January 29, at 11 o'clock, from his late residence, 1533 Mission street. Interment, Cypress Lawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Jan 1895. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"WALMANDING--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, May 3 -- James W. WALMANDING, of San Francisco, and another (name unknown) died on returning to Panama from Barbacos. A great number of Americans were sick." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 4 May 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"WALMSLEY--In San Francisco, May 21, Rachel F. WALMSLEY, daughter of W.W. and A.I. WALMSLEY, aged 4 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 23 May, 1874. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.


"WALPOLE--In this city, April 9, Frederick E. WALPOLE (Better known as Fred CLARK), husband of Mary WALPOLE, a native of England, aged 68 years. (England papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Wednesday), at 2 o’clock, from his late residence, 141 Eleventh street, near Howard. Interment, Odd Fellows’ Cemetery. Please omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Apr 1900. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"WALSBY--Dispatch from San Francisco, March 22 - Wm. WALSBY, a native of London, fell overboard from the schooner Lotta off Trinidad and was drowned." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 23 Mar 1871. Transcribed by Dee.


"WALSH--In this City, June 18, 1917, at her late residence 1301 Lyon St corner of Geary. Bridget, beloved wife of the late James J. WALSH, loving mother of John and Annie WALSH, Mrs. V. REID, Mrs. H. HESSLER, Mrs. J. SULLIVAN, and Mrs. M. REINEGER, a native of County Cavan, Ireland." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 June 1917. Contact: Tricia Harreschou harreschou@pacific.net
"WALSH--In this city, Dec. 16th, Catherine, wife of Simon T. WALSH, a native of County Cork, Ireland, aged 43 years and 6 months. Friends and acqaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Friday) at 9 1/2 o'clock a.m., from St. Mary's Cathedral, where a Requiem Mass will be said at the above hour." Source: Daily Alta California, 18 Dec 1868. Contact: Ken Davis kendavis@sbcglobal.com


"WALSH--In San Francisco, Nov. 13th, Elizabeth, daughter of Peter WALSH, aged 8 months and 8 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Nov 1861. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"WALSH--In San Francisco, July 11th, Ellen WALSH, aged 26 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 14 July 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"WALSH--In the City and County Hospital, February 26th, Jacob WALSH, a native of Germany, aged 46 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 27 Feb 1875.
"WALSH--In Yountville, Napa County, James, beloved husband of Bridget WALSH and loving father of Mrs. Vincent REID, Mrs. J.H. HESSLER, Annie and John J. WALSH, Mrs. John H. SULLIVAN, and Mrs. E. REINEGER, a native of County Limerick, Ireland, aged 67 years. Notice of funeral hereafter. Remains at the funeral parlors or Ryan, McDonnell & Donohoe, 431-437 Valencia Street between Fifteenth and Sixteenth Streets." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 Feb 1914. Contact: Tricia Harreschou harreschou@pacific.net

"WALSH--In this city, April 15, 1932, James Edward WALSH, dearly beloved husband of Delia L. WALSH, son of the late Simon Thomas WALSH and Catherine (MAGNER) WALSH, a native of San Francisco, aged 74 years." Aricle: 'Death has stilled the lips of a witness in the Flood estate contest' James E. WALSH, 74, former secretary to the late James L. FLOOD, who Mrs. Constance May GAVIN of Los Angeles contends was her father, succumbed last Friday night to a lingering illness at his home, 2100 Broadway. Mr. WALSH, who had managed the Flood properties for forty years, was sent to Mrs. GAVIN when she was a convent girl in Alhambra in response to her pleading letters seeking the identity of her parents, it was revealed by testimony in the FLOOD trial in Redwood City last August. He told her, she said on the witness stand, she was the daughter of
"Mr. and Mrs. STEARN'. To ill to testify, Mr. WALSH's depostion was taken at his bedside by attorney's on both sides. He insisted FLOOD was not Mrs. GAVIN's father. Mr. WALSH was president of the Santa Margarita rancho and a director in the Wells Fargo Bank and Union Trust and the California Pacific Title and Trust Company. He was born in San Francisco, his parents having been Simon and Catherine MAGNER WALSH, pioneers. He leaves his widow, the former Delia L. McAVOY, whom he married on April 29, 1887." Source: San Francisco, Examiner, 17 April 1932. Contact: Ken Davis kendavis@sbcglobal.com

"WALSH--In this city, November 10, Johanna P. WALSH, beloved sister of John P., Edmund and Timothy WALSH and aunt of Mrs. Maurice KIRBY, a native of County Limerick, Ireland." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 11 Nov 1904.

"WALSH--John WALSH, for almost fifty years a resident of San Francisco, died yesterday at his home, 333 Pierce Street. He was 70 years old and until taken sick three weeks ago, had never known a days illness. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. Thomas J. WALSH, Registrar of this city, is his eldest son." Source: Sacramento Bee, 9 Jan 1901. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.

"WALSH--In this city, June 28, John Francis, beloved son of Timothy and Mary WALSH and loving brother of Mary, Andrew and Lizzie WALSH, a native of Boston, Mass, aged 28 years and 5 months. Friends and acqaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral Thursday, June 30, at 8:30 o'clock, from his late residence, 62 Cook street, thence to Holy Cross Church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 June 1904.

"WALSH--In San Francisco, January 7, 1901, Matthew WALSH, brother of P.J. WALSH of Santa Clara, a native of Clondalkin County Dublin, Ireland, aged 75 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomarrow (Friday) afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of his brother, P.J. WALSH, on Franklin street, near Sherman, Santa Clara, thence to Saint Claires Church, where services will be held. Interment Santa Clara." Source: San Jose Daily Mercury, 10 Jan 1901. Transcribed by jch.

"WALSH--At Mokelumne Hill, November 10th, Michael WALSH, aged 37 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 14 Dec 1865.
"WALSH--[Oct 12th 1867] - Michael WALSH died at San Francisco from a pistol-shot wound inflicted by Thomas BURNS, October 6th." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1868, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WALSH--In this city, September 21, Nora, beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Mary WALSH, sister of Thomas and John WALSH, Mrs. John HURLEY, and Mrs. William CHAHAN,  cousin of Maggie MCDERMOTT and niece of Mrs. Kate DUGAN." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 23 September 1904. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.


"WALSH--In San Francisco, Richard WALSH, Jr., aged 2 years and 10 months." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 3 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"WALSH--In this city, December 13, Simon Thomas WALSH, a native of Boston, Mass., aged 64 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Dec 1884. Contact: Ken Davis kendavis@sbcglobal.com

"WALSH--In this city, June 10 William Edward WALSH, a native of Eastport, Maine, aged 46 years, 7 months, and 8 days. [Eastport (Ma.) and Brooklyn (N.Y.) papers please copy.] Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Sunday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from the residence of his son-in-law Mr. John J. ?..." (copy incomplete). Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 12 June 1881. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"WALTER--[Apr 28th 1866] - Antonio SASSOVICH hung in San Francisco for the murder of Edward WALTER." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1867, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WALTER--WALTER, Mary-72 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Sept 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.
"WALTER--In this city, March 15, Max WALTER, a native of San Francisco, aged 38 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 16 March, 1895.
"WALTER--In this city, Oct. 10th, of diptheria, Jacob Smith, eldest child of David and Hannah WALTER, aged 2 years, 1 month and 5 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 11 Oct 1865.
"WALTERS--Judge DWINELLE today sentenced Antonio SASSOVICH to be hanged by the neck until dead on the 28th day of April next, between the hours of 12 and 3 p.m., for the murder of Edward WALTERS on the 3d of June last." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 28 March 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"WALTMANN--In this city, January 5, 1899, Bertah J., beloved wife of Leo WALTMANN..." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 8 Jan 1899.


"WALTON--In this city, March 30, Eliza Ann, wife of N.C. WALTON, a native of New York, aged 63 years and 9 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-morrow, (Wednesday), at 11 o'clock a.m. from the Windsor House, southwest corner Market and Fifth streets." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 31 Mar 1874.

"WALTON--In Provo, Utah Territory, Sept. 2, Sarah WALTON, aged 46 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 Oct, 1855, page 2.

"WALTZ--In this city, August 15, Charles WALTZ, a native of Germany, aged 34 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock p.m., from No. 16 O'Farrell street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 17 Aug 1881.

"WALZ--In this city, March 10, at the city and County Hospital, Gottlieb Frederick WALZ, a native of Germany, aged 56 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1899, p. 30. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"WANG--Judge Dwinelle has sentenced CHUNGWANG, convicted of the murder of his mistress, to be hanged on Friday, the 1st of June next." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 2 May 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"WANGENHEIM--January 28, 1874 - Supervisor WANGENHEIM, of San Francisco, died." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"WAPPLE--Died at San Francisco, Nov. 13, Michael WAPPLE, father of Mrs. Elsie M. FAY and George and Albert M. WAPPLE, a native of Baden, Germany, aged 69 years." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 16 Nov 1900. Transcribed by Dee.

"WARD--In this city, May 30, of brain fever, Chas. Joseph, beloved son of B. K. and K. T. WARD, and grandson of John and Margaret MONTGOMERY, a native of San Francisco, aged 4 years 8 months and 17 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday), at 2 o'clock P.M., at the residence of the grandparents, 10 ½ Louisa street, off Fourth. Interment, Mount Calvary Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 7. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"WARD--In Eureka, CA., June 24, Charles Willis WARD, a native of Michigan, aged 63 years. Funeral services tomorrow (Thursay) evening, at 8 o'clock, at Cooper's funeral parlors." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 June 1920. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.


"WARD--In this city, February 7, Harry K., beloved son of B.K. and Kate T. WARD, and grandson of Mrs. M. MONTGOMERY, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 years, 8 months and 20 days. Our Harry, dear, from us has gone, His voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be stilled.--Mamma. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the residence of his parents, 541 Stevenson street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 9 Feb 1886.
"WARD--Dispatch from San Francisco, Jan 15 -- James WARD, who was injured at the new mint yesterday, died today at St. Mary's Hospital." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 16 Jan 1873. Transcribed by Dee.
"WARD--In this city, July 24, James Ignatius WARD, eldest son of P.F. and Briget WARD, a native of this city, aged 5 years, 10 months and 14 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of the parents, Eighth Street, corner of Howard." Source: San Francisco Call, 25 July 1868, page 3. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"WARD--In this city, July 2, John K. WARD, a native of Strokestown, Parish of Edgworthstown, County Longford, Ireland, aged 52 years and 4 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully....[copy incomplete]" Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.


"WARD--In this city, July 2, John K. WARD, a native of Strokestown, Parish of Edgworthstown, County Longford, Ireland, aged 52 years and 4 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Saturday), at 2 o’clock p.m., from his late residence, No. 6 Oak street, between Post and Geary off Mason." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 5 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.

"WARD--In this city, June 25, Joseph R., beloved and only son of M.J. and Katie WARD, a native of San Francisco, aged 5 months and 10 days...." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 27 June 1881.

"WARD--In this city, August 25, 1919, Margaret, dearly beloved wife of Robert WARD and idolized mother of Mrs. William KANE, Mrs. Nellie PETERSON, Mrs. William H. KING, Mrs. Richard F. HAMMAN and John T. and William R. WARD, a native of Marou, County Limerick, Ireland, aged 75 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Thursday at 9 o'clock, from her late residence 1249 Hayes st., bet. Divisadero and Scott sts. thence to Sacred Heart Church, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Aug 1919. Contact: Miriam Ward mward_1947@yahoo.com 
"WARD--In San Francisco, Cal., May 14, 1917, Mrs. Margaret WARD, beloved wife of the late Bernard WARD, mother of W.P. WARD and Mrs. Thomas AHERN, a native of County Tipperary, Ireland, aged 86 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral today (Wednesday), May 16, 1917, from her late residence, No. 129 Commonwealth avenue, San Francisco, at 9:30 a.m., thence to St. Edward Church on California street, where requiem mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment Oak Hill, San Jose, at 2 p.m. Please omit flowers." Source: San Jose Mercury Herald, 16 May 1917, p. 14.


"WARD--In this city, January 4, 1899, Mary E., beloved wife of Edward WARD, and mother of Katie, James, John, May and Christopher WARD, a native of County Westmeath, Ireland, aged 65 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Saturday), at 8:30 o'clock, from her late residence, 1913 Vallejo street, thence to St. Bridget's Church, Van Ness avenue, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o'clock. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 6 Jan 1899.

"WARD--In this city, January 4, 1899, at her residence 1913 Vallejo street, Mary E., beloved wife of Edward WARD, and mother of Katie, James, John, May and Christopher WARD, a native of Ireland, aged 65 years. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 5 Jan, 1899, p. 13.
"WARD--In this city, March 8, Mrs. Mary T. WARD, a native of Ireland, aged 58 years and 7 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 9 March 1895.


"WARD--In this city, March 28, Michael WARD, a native of Ireland, aged 60 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Apr 1891.

"WARD--In this city, March 4, Michael WARD, a native of Ireland, aged 65 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar 1896. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"WARD--In this city, July 24, Peter Francis WARD, youngest son of John and the late Catherine WARD, a native of this city, aged 9 months and 2 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this Saturday at 2 1/2 o'clock from 6 Oak Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 25 July 1868, page 3. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"WARD--In this city, August 2, Phillip J. WARD, a native of Dublin, Ireland, aged 67 years, 3 months and 3 days. (Los Angeles papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, t0-day, (Thursday) at 2 o'clock p.m., from residence, No. 29 Everett street, between Third and Fourth streets." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 Aug 1881.


"WARD--In this city February 25,1922, Robert, beloved husband of the late Margaret WARD and idolized father of Mrs. William KANE, Mrs. Nellie PETERSON, Mrs. William KING, John T. and William R. WARD and Mrs. Richard HAMANN, a native of County Tipperary, aged 82 years and 7 months. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Monday, at 9 o'clock from his late residence, 1249 Hayes st., near Divisadero; thence to Sacred Heart church where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock a.m. Interment, Holy Cross cemetary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Feb 1922. Contact: Miriam Ward mward_1947@yahoo.com

"WARDEL--Internment in San Francisco, Charles WARDEL, Nov. 4, from New York." Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 12 Dec 1853. Transcribed by John Ireland.

"WARDER--Died of His Injuries - George A. WARDER, the mining man who was injured in the collision of an automobile with a pile of lumber on the Ocean Boulevard, San Francisco, last Wednesday night, died yesterday from the effects of injuries received at the time." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 30 Sept 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WARDLAW--In this city, December 9, Samuel, beloved son of James WARDLAW, a native of Santa Rosa, Cal., aged 13 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 11 Dec 1885, page 4. Transcribed by Kimberlee Young.
"WARE--Ira Melvin. Mortician - Carew & English." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr 1946. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"WARE--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, June 26 - The body of Nathan WARE was found in the Bay on Saturday morning. Previous circumstance warrant the supposition of suicide." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 27 June 1865. Transcribed by Dee.
"WARFIELD--Interment in San Francisco, April 13, Preston WARFIELD, New York, 46. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"WARFIELD--WALTER WARFIELD--Funeral was today for Walter Warfield of Ignacio, a seven-year resident of Marin. WARFIELD died Sunday in a local hospital after a long illness. He was 84. He was born in San Francisco and was a veteran of World War I. A retired electrician, WARFIELD last worked for the San Francisco firm of STRAUM and SMITH. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 6 in San Francisco. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret WARFIELD of Ignacio; two daughters, Mildred WALKER of Sonoma and Alive STEVEN of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Carl WARFIELD and Henry WARFIELD, both of San Francisco, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren." Source: Independent Journal (Marin County, CA), 20 Feb 1978, Page 4.  Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"WERNER--ADA WERNER IS A FREE WOMAN--Governor Paroles A Woman Who Killed Her Husband--Chief Executive Also Shows Clemency in Cases of Other Prisoners, Among Them Man Who is Dying at Folsom - Chinese Released After Long Imprisonment Governor PARDEE to-day assented to the parole of Ada WERNER, sentenced to life imprisonment at San Quentin for killing her husband in San Francisco about ten years ago. Her husband, who was a butcher, treated her cruelly, and one day, finding a number of endearing letters in his pockets from other women, she shot and killed him. The Prison Directors recommended that Mrs. WERNER be paroled, and the the Governor assented. The Butchers' Association of San Francisco, of which the murdered man was a member, endorsed the application for parole." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, Cal.), 14 August 1905, Page 3. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WARNER--In this city, August 7, Peter WARNER, a native of Ireland, aged 38 years." Source: Alta California, 9 Aug 1887.
"WARNER--MRS SOPHIA WARNER SUMMONED BY DEATH--GRASS VALLEY (Nevada Co.), September 27 - Mrs. Sophia WARNER died in this city last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.H. FREEMAN. She was 75 years of age. Ten children survive her. Mrs. WARNER was born in New York State and was married in 1848 to Geo. WARNER. The young husband left for California the next year and three years later she followed him. He was engaged in mining and she experienced the novelty of life in mining camps in the early days. She had a vivid memory and her stories of those days were eagerly listened to by those fortunate enough to hear them. She came with her husband to Grass Valley in 1856 and resided here for the remainder of her life. Her husband died in 1891. The surviving children are Mrs. A.M. AUSTIN, of Los Angeles; Mrs. A. CHASE, of San Francisco; Mrs. C. WOODROW, of San Jose; Mrs. J.H. BORNHOLDT, of Healdsburg; G.W. and Sherman FREEMAN, of Rough and Ready, and Mrs. W.H. FREEMAN, Mrs. Clara MORGAN, Mrs. W.A. ROLAND and Miss Annie WARNER, of this city. The arrangements for the funeral will not be announced before this evening." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA) 27 Sept 1905, Page 6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WARREN--A child aged 4 years, named Ambrose WARREN, was fatally injured yesterday by being thrown from a buggy. He died this morning." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 30 June 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"WARREN--In this city, February 12, Anthony Milton, infant son of Frank W. and Charlotte M. WARREN, a native of San Francisco, aged 3 months and 20 days. Interment private." [Note: original burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Remains relocated to WARREN Family plot at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma in 1922.] Source: San Francisco Examiner, 13 Feb 1895, page 7. Contact: Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net


"WARREN--EMORY WARREN DEAD--YREKA (Siskiyou Co.), February 5 - Emory WARREN, son of the late Judge N.D. WARREN, of the well-known law firm of  WARREN & TAYLOR, died Saturday of abscess of the brain after an illness of only eight days. Deceased was born in Yreka, twenty-six years ago, where he spent the most of his life. He leaves a widow and one child to mourn his untimely death. His mother, now a resident of Tonopah, Nevada, will arrive here to-morrow to attend the funeral, as also will three brothers and a sister from San Francisco. The deceased was a most exemplary young man and a general favorite in society circles." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 5 Feb 1906, Page 6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WARREN--In this city, Dec. 16, 1929, Frank Whittier, beloved husband of Wilhelmina Wreden WARREN, loving father of Mrs. Elizabeth Warren WHITE, Mrs. Aileen W. VARNEY, Mrs. Thelma W. DELGER, Frank D. and Francis W. WARREN; brother of Samuel I. WARREN, Miss Irene E. WARREN and George W. WARREN, native of San Francisco. A member of Stanford Parlor No. 76, N. S. G. W. , San Francisco Lodge No. 3, B. P. O. E. and Oympic Club. Friends are invited to attend the funeral, Thursday morning, December 19 at St. Ignatius' Church, Fulton street and Parker avenue where a requiem high mass will be offered for the repose of his soul, commencing at 10 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. (Gray's -Divisadero street at Post)" [Note: Funeral Notice is followed by notices from both Native Sons of the Golden West and Elks. According to Holy Cross plot search card, Frank was 64 years , 1 month and 22 days old at time of death.] Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 Dec 1929, page 15. Contact: Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net


"WARREN--In this city, January 10, 1904, James F. Smith WARREN, youngest son of Frank W. and Charlotte M. WARREN, a native of San Francisco, aged 5 years and 10 months. Interment took place in Holy Cross Cemetery, January 10, 1904." [Note: James died of diptheria, his mother, Charlotte, died the following day of pneumonia. Holy Cross plot search card lists James as 5 years, 1 month and 10 days at time of death.] Source: San Francisco Examiner, 13 January 1904. Contact: Julia Christy jchristy@rangeweb.net

"WARREN--In San Francisco, August 11, 1874, John WARREN, aged 50 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 12 Aug 1874. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.

"WARREN--In this city, May 16, John A. WARREN, beloved son of Mary and the late William WARREN, and brother of the Rev. Fr. E.C. and George WARREN and the late Mrs. F. PITMAN, a native of San Francisco, aged 38 years and 4 months. Friends and acquaintances are repsectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Friday) at 10 o'clock a.m. from the parlors of D.I. Kenny & Co., 1719 Eddy street, near Scott. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 18 May 1906, p.10. Transcribed by Barbara Orsborn..

"WARREN--In this city, March 14, Mary Lydia, wife of A.T. WARREN, and daughter of Mary and James HODGES, a native of California, aged 33 years and 9 months. Funeral will take place TO-DAY (Wednesday), at 2 o'clock P.M. from the undertaking parlors of Atkins-Massey, 651 Sacramento street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 16 March 1887.
"WARRIN--In New York, May 19, 1894, John W. WARRIN, son of Mrs. M. E. WARRIN and brother of Mrs. C. R. PETERS and Mrs. H. SCHMIEDELL." Source: San Francisco Call, 20 May 1894.


"WARRINGTON--In this city, December 6, Samuel Croll WARRINGTON, beloved and only son of Mrs. WARRINGTON and the late Samuel WARRINGTON, a native of San Francisco, Cal., aged 21 years 6 months and 23 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Monday), from the residence of his mother, 2025 Filbert street, Oakland. Time of funeral in Monday's papers. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 8 Dec 1901, p. 22. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"WARSHAUER--In San Francisco, May 2d, Netta WARSHAUER, daughter of Abraham and Theresa WARSHAUER, aged 6 months and 11 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 6 May 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WASHBURN--In this city, Jan 7th, Mrs. Maria Louisa, wife of E. H. WASHBURN. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of her husband, 271 (?) Stockton street, this day, at 12 o’clock, M. without further notice." Source: Daily Alta California, 8 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Martha Richards.


"WASHBURN--In San Francisco, Nov. 19th, Wm. H. WASHBURN, a native of Wareham, Mass, aged 49 years, 6 months and 14 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 22 Nov 1866. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WASHBURN--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Nov. 20 -- The body of the man who died at the county hospital has been identified as that of Wm. H. WASHBURN, a carpenter by trade." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 21 Nov 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"WASHINGTON--In San Francisco, June 3, John C. WASHINGTON, aged 43 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 17 Nov 1877. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WASHROWSKI--In this city, June 39, 1895, Paul, infant son of Paul and Theresa WASHROWSKI, a native of San Francisco." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 July 1895, p. 11.


"WATCOM [WALCOM?]--In this city, November 14, Cecilia Winifred, dearly beloved wife of George C. WATCOM [WALCOM], loving mother of George A. an Leo J. WALCOM, beloved sister of Julia CRONIN, Mrs. L. JACOBS and Mrs. William FISHER. A native of San Francisco and member of California Circle, No. 178 N.C.W. Funeral Wednesday from the residence funeral parlors of James H. Reitly & Co., 92 Valencia Street, thence to St. Mary's Cathedral. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Nov 1921. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.

"WATERHOUSE--Interment in San Francisco, Feb. 19, George L. WATERHOUSE, Portland, Me., 24." Source: Alta California, 28 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"WATERMAN--In Bridgeport, November 29, Mrs. Cordelia WATERMAN, widow of Captain R.H.

WATERMAN of San Francisco, aged 72 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 4 Dec 1885.

"WATERMAN--In this city, August 9, Edwin R. WATERMAN (the well-known flour inspector), at 1920 Filbert street, aged 57 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 10 1885.

"WATERMAN--In this city, April 28, 1921, William B., beloved husband of Evelyn K. WATERMAN, loving father of Paula and Frances WATERMAN, a native of San Jose, Cal., aged 52 years. Funeral services will be held today (Friday) at 2 o'clock p.m. at his late residence, 3099 Jackson street. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 29 April 1921, p. 4. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"WATERS--In this city, June 39, 1895, Elizabeth WATERS, a native of New Hampshire, aged 74 years, 3 months and 26 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10 o'clock a.m. from her late residence, 1000 Geary street. Interment I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 July 1895, p. 11.


"WATERS--In Fruit Vale, October 17, John WATERS, a native of England, aged 70 years and 4 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday) from Market Street Wharf. Remains by boat (Creek route) leaving Oakland at 12 noon." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 19 Oct 1878, p.7.

"WATERS--In this city, November 19, Julia R. WATERS, wife of Geo. L. WATERS, (Cincinatti and Boston papers please copy.) Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Saturday), at 11 a.m. from No. 1019 Hyde street. Interment private. No flowers." Source: Daily Alta California, 21 Nov 1885.

"WATERS--Mrs. Mary E. WATERS, a resident of Healdsburg many years ago, died in San Francisco on Friday, June 20th. She is survived by two daughters, and was the widow of James WATERS, and a sister of the late Pat WHITE, pioneer grocer of Healdsburg, who will be remembered by our older citizens." Source: Sotoyome Scimitar (Sonoma Co. CA), 27 Feb 1924.  Contact: Brian White  sfwhites@netzero.com
"WATERS--In San Francisco, Dec. 3d, Nathan Ellis WATERS, aged 28 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 23 March 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"WATERS--Died -- WATERS -- in San Francisco, Jul 12, Richard WATERS, a native of Canada, aged 70 years, 1 month & 22 days." Source: The Hollister Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co., CA), 19 July 1889. Transcribed by Dee.

"WATERS--In San Francisco, March 12th, Patrick WATERS, aged 48 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 March 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WATH--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Feb. 15 -- Simon WATH, a young German musician, committed suicide by cutting his throat yesterday. Pecuniary embarrassment and disappointed affection prompted the deed." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 16 Feb 1869. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"WATKINS--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Jan. 3 - The funeral of Commodore WATKINS will take place tomorrow." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 4 Jan 1868. Transcribed by Dee.
"WATKINS--In Oakland, March 15, infant son of P. M. and Ella WATKINS, a native of Oakland, aged 3 months and 10 days. Funeral services will be held this day (Thursday), at 2 o'clock, at the residence of his parents, 947 Willow street, Oakland. Internment private." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 March 1899, p.10. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"WATMOUGH--In Constantina, Oswego county, N.Y., Dec. 5th, Jonathan WATMOUGH, aged 72 years. [San Francisco papers please copy.]" Source: The Sacramento Union, 9 Jan 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WATSON--In this city, Sept. 29th, J. Holton WATSON, only son of Capt. Horace H. and Anna F. WATSON, aged 2 years and 5 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 2 Oct 1865.
"WATSON--In this city, February 15, James H. WATSON, a native of Wisconsin, aged 43 years and 18 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 16 Feb 1895.


"WATSON--In Deming, N.M., January 17 [1912], Mrs. Mary Dustin PAGE WATSON, beloved mother of Dr. Mary P. CAMPBELL, a native of Massachusetts (Oakland papers please copy). Friends are invited to attend the funeral Tuesday, January 23 at 1:30 o'clock from the parlors of S.A. Whie, 1214 Eddy street, near Laguna. Incineration Cypress Lawn Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Jan 1912. Transcribed by Nancy Pfaff.

"WATSON--Peter WATSON, quartermaster on the steamer San Pablo, whle insane., jumped overbaoard and was derowned July 19th." Source: Sacramento Bee, 12 July 1887. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"WATSON--At the German Hospital, San Francisco, Jan. 25, Wm. WATSON, of San Felipe, aged 51 years. [Deceased was an old and respected resident of the San Felipe section. He was a sergeant in the Federal services in the war of the Rebellion, and served with distinction in some 14 battles. He leaves a widow and 1 brother, Alex. WATSON, of San Ysidro, to mourn his loss. The remains were brought to Gilroy and buried under the auspices of the IOOF lodge of that town last Sunday.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 1 Feb 1901. Transcribed by Dee.


"WATT--The estate of Charles H. WATT was appraised yesterday at $164,548 63." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 March 1899, p.10. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.

"WATTS--In this city, March 11, Theodore Thomas WATTS, master of the British Bark Sharpshooter, a native of Newfoundland, aged 49 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 13 March 1899, p. 6. Submitted by Dee Radigan.

"WATTS--In this city, March 11, Theodore Thomas WATTS, late master of the British bark Sharpshooter, a native of Newfoundland, aged 49 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 13 March 1899, p.9. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.

"WATTS--In this city, March 11, Theodore Thomas WATTS, late captain of the British bark Sharpshooter, a native of Newfoundland, aged 49 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day of the (Tuesday), at 9:30 o'clock, from the parlors of N. GRAY & Co., 641 Sacramento street. Interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 March 1899, p.12. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.

"WAUGH--In this city, August 6, C.J., beloved wife of L. WAUGH of Petaluma, a native of Ohio, aged 61 years." Source: Alta California, 9 Aug 1887. 
"WAUGH--In this city, May 19 1894, William B. T. WAUGH, father of Frank, Edwin and Clarisa WAUGH and Mrs. Nellie SILVA, native of MO, age 49 years, 9 months, and 27 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 20 May 1894.


"WAUGMAN--Robert H." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 March 1905. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"WAY--Mr. L. WAY was murdered on the 29th ult., at San Francisco, by Mr. H.B. ATKINS, of NO. 88 Front street, with whom he had had some previous difficulty. The murderer was arrested." Source: The Union Democrat (Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California), 5 August 1854. Transcribed by Dee.
"WAY--H.B. ATKINS, charged with the murder of W.S. WAY, in San Francisco, some 3 weeks since, has been released, the Grand Jury refusing to find an indictment against him." Source: The Union Democrat (Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California), 26 Aug 1854. Transcribed by Dee.
"WAYLAND--In San Francisco, Jan. 2_, 1891, Wayne WAYLAND, of Slack's Canyon, Monterey county, aged 27 years." Source: Salinas Weekly Index, 29 Jan 1891. Transcribed by Dee.
"WEAR--In this city, August 17, 1918, Norman H. Jr., beloved son of Norman H. and Adelaide WEAR." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 18 August 1918, page 6 col. 7. Submitted by Susan Lundberg Scott.


"WEAR--In this city, August 17, 1918, Norman H. Jr., beloved son of Norman H. and Adelaide WEAR. The funeral services will be held today (Monday) at 11 o'clock, at 512 18th Ave." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 19 August 1918. Submitted by Susan Lundberg Scott.

"WEBB--In Placerville, on the 24th ult., Dan'l. L. WEBB, aged 12 years, son of the late Dr. Daniel and F.M. WEBB." Source: Daily Alta California, 5 April 1856.

"WEBB--In this city, August 7, Mercy F. HODSON, wife of Alfred W. WEBB, a native of Bangor, Me., aged 72 years." Source: Alta California, 9 Aug 1887.

"WEBB--In this city, August 7, Mercy S. HODSON, wife of Alfred W. WEBB, a native of Castine, Maine, aged 72 years, 3 months, and 11 days." Source: Alta California, 13 Aug 1887.

"WEBB--In San Lorenzo, March 12 Deborah A. WEBB, widow of the late Captain Otis WEBB, and mother of Mrs. John S. ENGS of Oakland, Mrs. Harry W. MEEK and Edward O. WEBB of San Lorenzo, a native of New Bedford, Mass., aged 79 years, 5 months and 16 days. Funeral private." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 13 March 1899, p.9. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"WEBBER--Mrs. Eda Sophia WEBBER, died on Oct. 3rd in her 71st year and was given Christian burial in Olivet Memorial Park, on Oct. 5th. She is survived by her husband William, her children Dalton and Maryellen CHERGOSKY and four brothers and five sisters, all residing in Peoria, Ill., and found grandchildren. Mrs. WEBBER was an active and devoted member of the congregation and served it in many ways. Particularly, was she a “greeter” in the narthex at the Sunday services. We will miss her sorely. May God comfort the survivors with the hope of a blessed reunion in heaven.” Source: Saint Paulus Chimes, November 1959. Transcribed by Judy Hitzeman.


"WEBBER--Mack WEBBER, former mayor of Oakland and pioneer miner of this state, died last evening at St Luke's Hospital, San Francisco, of paralysis. He was stricken last Thursday while across the Bay on a business errand abd was immediately removed to the hospital. Deceased came to California from Ohio in 1860. He engaged in the drug business in Auburn and at Sacramento, varying commercial life with mining enterprises. In 1868 Mr. WEBBER came to Oakland and established a drug business at Eleventh Street and Broadway." Source: Sacramento Bee, 8 Jan 1901. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"WEBBER--'[May 14th 1866] - Miranda Jane WEBBER died suddenly on the steamer Chrysopolis on the trip from Sacramento to San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1867, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WEBER--WEBER WILL GET ESTATE OF FATHER--SAN FRANCISCO, November 29 - Adolph WEBER who was convicted of killing his father in Auburn and is now in prison, pending an appeal from the death sentence, is to have the property left by his father, Julius WEBER, distributed to him. Judge W.W. MORROW yesterday denied the application for a perpetual injunction made by Christoph E.P. RIESENWEBER, a brother of the homicide's father, to restrain John ADAMS, the administrator of the estate, from giving the property to Adolph WEBER. RIESENWEBER says that his name is the proper family name, and based his petition for an injunction on the grounds that Adolph could not succeed to the estate because he is supposed to have committed the act which made himself sole heir, namely the murder of all the other heirs. So until Adolph WEBER pays for his alleged crime on the gallows, he will have the estate of his father, and as he will make a strong legal fight to escape the death penalty, RIESENWEBER, the next heir, will find no doubt that the amount of the property has been considerably diminished by lawyers' fees if his nephew is executed." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 29 Nov 1905, page 10. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WEBER--At Casper Creek, Mendocino County, March 20, 1882, Jacob WEBER, beloved son of George and Catherina WEBER, a native of San Francisco, aged 23 years, 6 months, and 10 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Sunday, March 26, 1882, at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of his parents, 418 Broadway, between Montgomery and Kearny." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco), 23 March 1882, page 4. Transcribed by Carolyn.
"WEBER--ARGUMENT HEARD ON WEBER ESTATE--SAN FRANCISCO, November 21 - Arguments in the case of Christoph E.R. RIESENWEBER vs. Adolph WEBER and John ADAMS, the administrator of the estate of Julius WEBER, was heard in the Circuit Court yesterday with Judge MORROW on the bench. Adolph WEBER is under sentence of death for the murder of his parents, his brother and his sister, at Auburn, last year. Two-fifths of the estate was distributed to him when RIESENWEBER, a brother of the dead man, Julius WEBER (whose name it is asserted was originally RIESENWEBER) applied for an injunction restraining the further distribution of the estate. The injunction was granted, and the argument yesterday was over the question of making it permanent." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 21 Nov 1905, Page 5. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"WEBER--In this city, October 7, Laura, wife of J.P. WEBER, a native of Texas, aged 21 years, 4 months and 13 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Thursday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, 1216 Folsom street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 9 Oct 1873.

"WEBER--In this city, October 17, Louise, daughter of Earnest and Wilhelmina WEBER, a native of Germany, aged 19 years and 4 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday) at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, corner of Seventeenth and Guerrero streets." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 19 Oct 1874, p.7.

"WEBER--Rev. Peter H. November 23. Mortician - Gantner, Felder, Kenny." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Nov 1940, p. 9. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.

"WEBSTER--In thsi city, September 1st, Cora WEBSTER, a native of Australia, aged 31 [81?] years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 3 Sept 1877, p. 3.

"WEBSTER--The 'Golden Gate' was burned to the water's edge near Manzanillo, on July 27th. She sailed from San Francisco, July 21st and had on board, when she left, 232 passengers, and a crew of 96. [Among the Steerage passengers] the lost are: P. WEBSTER." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.

"WEBSTER--San Francisco, May 12, William H. WEBSTER, 3 years 3 months and 8 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 13 May 1876. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WEDEKIND--WESTERN NEVADA STATE NEWS--Didn't Live Long to Enjoy Fortune--RENO (Nev.), October 23 - George E. WEDEKIND, aged 77 years, probably the

most prominent mining man in this section of Western Nevada, is dead. The end came yesterday after the noted old prospector had suffered for many months from the debilities of old age. The remains will be buried in Reno. Mr. WEDEKIND was a German and came to Nevada from San Francisco in the early sixties. He was a miner all his life and with poor success until five years ago when he found a rich deposit of gold and silver six miles northeast of Reno. He took nearly a quarter of a million from the mine and then sold it to Governor SPARKS for $173,000." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, Cal.), 23 Oct 1905, Page 6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WEDEMEYER--In South San Francisco, January 3, Claus Henry WEDEMEYER, a native of Hanover, Germany, aged 48 years and 2 months. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 4 Jan 1885, page 7. Transcribed by Kimberlee Young.
"WEED--Mary Ann WEED, Aug. 13, 3 months, San Francisco."  Source: New York Times,  6 Oct 1851. Transcribed by J. Ireland.
"WEEKS--In Sacramento, Nov. 17th, Mrs. Eliza Ann, wife of J.E.P. WEEKS, aged 48 years and 6 months, a native of New Hampshire." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 20 Nov 1865.


"WEEKS--In Sacramento, Aug. 16th, Wm. H. WEEKS, a native of Kennebec and afterwards resident of Waldo county, Maine, aged 46 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 19 August 1863, p. 6.

"WEGSCHEIDER--A Mother's Suicide - Two little boys were made orphans in San Francisco through the suicide of their mother, Mrs. Rose WEGSCHEIDER. She was found dead in her home with the gas turned on. Her husband died about a year ago. Mrs. WEGSCHEIDER was last seen alive last Friday evening. At that time she sent her two children to bed." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 3 July 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WEHR--San Francisco, July 28 - Mrs. Christian WEHR, 28 years, 4 months and 7 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 2 Aug 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"WEIGEL--In this city, Dec. 17, 1952, Frederick Leroy WEIGEL, beloved husband of Elizabeth Mae WEIGEL of Omaha, Neb. a native of Nebraska, aged 50 years. The remains were forwarded to Omaha, Neb. for interment in the family plot. (Poyner & Co., 1550 California St.)" Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Dec 1952, p. 27.

"WEILE--In this city, Dec 26th, Emile WEILE, a native of France, aged 52 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 28 Dec 1865.

"WEILL--At San Francisco, July 2, Theodore WEILL, a native of Alsace, France, aged about 31 years. […came like a shock upon deceased’s many friends…long connection with the firm of WEILL Bros., Tres Pinos…He left for San Francisco about a month ago, for the purpose of undergoing medical treatment for a spinal affection and late reports stated that he was so far recovered that he was meditating a trip back to the old country, where his mother & 2 brothers reside. He was buried yesterday at San Francisco.]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 5 July 1895. Transcribed by Dee.

"WEILL--At San Francisco, May 26th, Mrs. Tillie WEILL, aged 22 years. […wife of Mr. Theodore WEILL, of Tres Pinos…she was born in San Francisco and was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. B. GETLESON, of that place. She was married about 16 months ago…and has since resided in Tres Pinos…fell ill 6 weeks ago…The funeral took place on Tuesday…]." Source: The Hollister Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co., CA), 30 May 1890. Transcribed by Dee.
"WEINAND--Leo. Mortician - Julius S. Godeau, Inc." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Nov 1940, p. 9. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"WEIR--Artie WEIR, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. ELMORE, died the 24th of last month in a hospital in San Francisco. She was married to Mathew WEIR only a month ago. Her many friends here will regret to learn of her demise." Source: Big Valley Gazette (Bieber, Lassen Co., CA), 3 Dec 1902. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"WEIR--In this city, December 13, Mary, beloved wife of the late James WEIR and mother of Joseph S. WEIR and Mrs. Thomas W. TIGHE, a native of Belfast, Ireland, aged 88 years and 6 months. ** Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Tuesday), at Petaluma, upon the arrival of the morning train at Petaluma; thence to St. Vincent's Church for services. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Petaluma, Sonoma county, Cal." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 December 1902, p. 6. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.


"WEIR--FUNERAL OF MRS. WEIR--The remains of Mrs. Matt WEIR, nee Artie ELMORE, who died from the effects of an operation for abscess in San Francisco, Nov 24th, were laid to rest in Redding Cemetery two days following, they having been shipped first to Anderson and later to the County seat. The funeral was under the auspices of the Redding lodge of Rebekahs, to which deceased had been an honored member in life and was a largely attended and very sad affair. Mrs. WEIR was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. ELMORE of Anderson, who was well and favorably known in this locality. She was 31 years of age and prior to her sickness lived in Redding where she was married to Mr. WEIR but five weeks ago." Source: Big Valley Gazette (Bieber, Lassen Co., CA), 10 Dec 1902. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"WEIRE--SUDDEN DEATH -- On Tuesday night last a brick maker named Louis WEIRE, a San Francisco pioneer, died suddenly at the brickyard a short distance from the city. For sometime past deceased had been drinking to excess. On Tuesday Dr. RUGGLES was called to see him and found him quite ill in the Avenue Cellar. The doctor found WEIRE suffering from delirium tremens, and advised that he be properly treated without delay. He was removed to the place where he was employed and soon breathed his last." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 9 Feb 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"WEISENBORN--In this city, June 6, Frederick, beloved husband of Emilie WEISENBORN, a native of Muhlhausen [actually Felchta], Germany, aged 63 years, 8 months and 15 days. Friends and acqaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY (Saturday) at 2 o'clock P. M., from his late residence, Presidio House, corner Lombard and Lyon streets. Interment I. O. O. F. Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, June 8, 1889, p. 8. Contact: Robert Buecher rgb7847@aol.com
"WEISICH--In this city, June 11, 1896, William Otton, beloved husband of Caroline WEISICH and father of Mrs. Theodore DIERKS, Mrs. Clemens EICHMAN, Miss Julia and William O. WEISICH, a native of Bockenburg, Schaumburg-Lippe, Hanover, Germany, aged 70 years and 24 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral THIS DAY (Sunday) at 2 o’clock. P.M. from his late residence 1318 Buchanan street, between Eddy and Ellis. Interment IOOF Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 14 June 1896. Transcribed by Margie Hinton.
"WEISS--In this city, December 20, Edward WEISS, a native of Memel, Prussia, aged 53 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Monday) at 1 o’clock p.m. from 651 Sacramento street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 22 Dec 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.


"WEISS--At San Francisco, June 22, Felix WEISS, a native of Washington, aged 37 years, beloved son of Mrs. Catherine STAHLE and the late August WEISS, father of Urban WEISS and brother of Mrs. Paul MAYER, Mrs. W. A.RUDGEAR, Mrs. John H. DIRKES and Mrs. F. W. MATTHIESSEN. Services Tuesday, June 26, at 9 a.m. from the Little Church of the Flowers. Interment, Forest Lawn Mausoleum. Pierce Brothers, directors." Source: Los Angeles Times, 25 June 1928, p. 16, c. 3. Submitted by Merrie Lee Weiss. [Researchers' note: 'The San Francisco Chronical & Examiner both had a death notice for Felix WEISS published on 23 June 1928.
"WEISS, Petra A." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 28 Jan 1894, p. 20.
"WELCH--In this city, January 22 [1912], John W., dearly beloved husband of Jennie WELCH, living father of Edmond J., Lillian C., George L., Joseph W., Namona A., John L. and William A. WELCH, a native of Massachusetts, aged 52 years, 2 months and 15 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, January 24 at 8:30 o'clock from his late residence, 4430 Twentieth street, near Diamond, thence to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, where a requiem hgh mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 o'clock. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Jan 1912. Transcribed by Nancy Pfaff.


"WELCH--Murder brought the festivities at the Chutes to a tragic close at 2:30 o'clock this morning, when G. WELCH, a milk wagon driver, 19 years of age, was stabbed to death by Joseph WHALEN, also a driver of a milk wagon. Both the murderer and his victim had gone to the pleasure resort to participate in the French Society's celebration of the Fall of the Bastile. No on knows how the fatal quarrel began, but the two youths had been drinking. The murderer used a pocket knife and slashed and stabbed teh victim in a dozen places before the horrified spectators could interfere. WHALEN, who is 20 years old, refuses to talk." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 July 1901, p.1. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"WELCH--In this city, November 29, 1880, Maggie Ann WELCH, daughter of Bartholomew and Catherine WELCH, a native of San Francisco, aged 11 years and 20 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Wednesday) at 1 1/2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of the parents, Fairmount Tract, between Thirtieth and Thirty-first Streets." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 Dec 1880. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"WELCH--In this city, March 1, Mamie, wife of Edward WELCH, a native of San Francisco, aged 27 years and 2 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 2 March 1895.


"WELCH--In this city, June 27, Thomas WELCH, a native of Australia, aged 39 years. Friends and acqaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday) at 8 o'clock p.m. from the enbalming parlors of W.J. Mallady, No. 733 Mission street, opposite Grand Opera House." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 29 June 1884, p. 6.

"WELCKER, Henrietta." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Dec 1904.

"WELLER--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: Geo. WELLER." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.

"WELLIN--In this city, November 26, Maggie, beloved wire of P.M. WELLIN, and sister of Mrs. McGRUDER,a native of County Kilkenny, Ireland, aged 38 years. Friends and acquiantances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral. TO-DAY (Friday) ar 9 o'clock A.M., from her late residence, No. 20 Potter street; thence to St. Joseph's Church, Tenth street, where a solemn Requiem Mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing aar 91/2 o'clock A.M. Intermennt, Mount Calvary Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Call, 28 November 1879. Transcribed by Gene Murray.

"WELLS--Mrs. Lucy W. DICE was called to San Francisco this week owing to the sudden death of her mother, Mrs. Catherine WELLS. Mrs. WELLS was well and favorably known to many of our people…" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 6 Jan 1905. Transcribed by Dee.

"WELLS--In San Francisco, Jan. 30, 1882, Norfolk M. WELLS, a son-in-law of the late Asa GRUWELL, of this county." Source: The Pioneer, (San Jose, CA), 11 Feb 1882.
"WELLS--In this city, June 8, 1942, Gertrude WELLS, beloved mother of George and Aaron WELLS, loving sister of Mrs. Patience NELSON; a native of Pennsylvania. Funeral - Jas. H. Reilly & Co." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 June 1942, p.13. Transcribed by Dee.
"WELLS--In this city, March 5, Joseph R. WELLS, a native of San Francisco, aged 21 years, 4 months and 27 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 6 March 1895.
"WELLS--In San Francisco, Jan._, Mr. Nathaniel WELLS of Boston, member of the Pacific Company, ship York." Source: New York Weekly Tribune, 16 April 1850. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"WELLS--Died at San Francisco, Oct. 18, 1882, Dr. R.R. WELLS, L.L.D., aged 70y; native of N.Y. City; Pastor of Presbyterian church and principal of Alexander Academy; Mrs. WELLS, sister of Dr. T.W. BROTHERTON of this city, died in 1873; remains were interred at Oak Mound Cemetery, Healdsburg; his daughters, Mrs. TOBIN and Mrs. HARLOW remain." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 26 Oct 1882. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"WELLS--WELLS, Thomas D.-73 y." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Sept 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.
"WELLSFORD--Julia B. WELLSFORD was found dead at 8 o'clock this morning, in the bedroom of her home at 820 Greenwich St., San Francisco. She had committed suicide sometime during the night by hanging herself with a piece of sheet, one end of which she tied over the jamb of a closet door. The relatives of the unfortunate woman are at a loss to account for the terrible deed, but they incline to the belief that she was temporarily insane when she took her own life. Mrs. WELLSFORD was the wife of Joseph W. WELLSFORD, mailing clerk of the Examiner, and he is nearly distracted over her death." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 11 Jan 1890. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.


"WELLSFORD--In this city, August 10, Sarah, beloved wife of Joseph WELLSFORD, a native of Australia, aged 32 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Saturday), at 2 o'clock p.m, from the undertaking rooms of W.J. Mallagy, No. 763 Mariposa street, between Third and Fourth." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 13 Aug 1881.
"WELSH, Catherine." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 28 Jan 1894, p. 20.
"WELSH--Helen F.- Entered into the Fullness of Life, In San Francisco, Sept. 6, 1983, beloved wife for 56 years of John C. WELSH, loving mother of John Jr. and James WELSH, Eileen JEWELL, Mary DE MARTINI and Frances BOHAN, also survived by 17 dear grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, a native of Mahonoy City, Penn, aged 76 years, an elementary school teacher for over 20 years. Friends may call after 3 pm Thursday and are invited to attend services Friday at 8:30 am from Duggan Serra Mortuary D.C. thence to St. Thomas More Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 am. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. rosary Thursday 8 pm. Donations to Cystic Fibrosis." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 8 Sept 1983, p.B9. Transcribed by Diane D.
"WELSH, Thomas J.--The death of Mr. Thomas J. WELSH , senior member of the firm of WELSH and CAREY, architects, with offices in the Merchants National Bank building, San Francisco, occured October 18, after a protracted illness of some years, following a paralytic stroke. Mr. WELSH was one of the best-known old- time architects in San Francisco and been identified with the planning of many notable buildings, including St. Mary's Cathedral, Girls' High School, Supreme Court building (destroyed by fire in 1906), Commercial building on California Street, Paulist Church (Old St. Mary's ) at California & Dupont streets; the Buckley building, Spear and Market streets and the Italian American bank. Mr. WELSH was for a number of years, prior to the earthquake and fire, architect for the San Francisco Board of Education. In 1904 he became associated with Mr. John CAREY, who, since Mr. WELSH's illness, has been in entire charge of the business. Mr. WELSH was 77 years old. He came to San Francisco in the early fifties. In his youth he was an athlete of considerable local repute, being one ot the charter member of the old California Athletic Club and a member of the Olympic Club for 39 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, San Francisco Chapter, A. I. A., and the Knights of St. Patrick." Source: The Architect and Engineer, October 1918. Contact: G-Great Grandson, Joseph G. Welsh JWelsh1051@aol.com
"WELTON--WELTON, Charles H.-2 y." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Sept 1901, page 6. Transcribed by Cheri A. Smith.
"WELTY--DROWNED - The San Francisco Herald of yesterday has the following: "A man named WELTY arrived here last night on the Sacramento boat with the body of his brother N.W. WELTY, who was drowned on Saturday last about five miles from Sacramento, while assisting in building a raft. The deceased leaves a wife and three children in Illinois. The brother was in a skiff with the dead body for forty-eight hours. He was unable to find boards to construct a coffin or a place to bury deceased. He was taken on board the steamer Coenelia at Rio Vista." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Jan 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WENDELL--SOLANO COUNTY WOMAN DIES IN SAN FRANCISCO--VACAVILLE (Solano Co.), August 5 - Mrs. Emma G. WENDELL, who for many years resided in Solano County, died at her home in San Francisco, Wednesday, August 2d, after a short illness. Mrs. WENDELL was the widow of the late Joseph F. WENDELL, who was District Attorney of this county, and also State Senator for two terms. She leaves three children to mourn her death - Matilda and Thomas WENDELL, of San Francisco, and Mrs. B.K. FIELD, wife of a prominent rancher of this place. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at her home in San Francisco and the remains were cremated at Odd Fellows' Cemetery. Mrs. WENDELL was born in Benicia in 1849." Source: The Saturday Bee (Sacramento, Cal.). 5 August 1905, page 8. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"WENDT--In this city, June 14th, Florence M., daughter of Charles E. WENDT, aged 1 year and 8 months." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 June 1875.

"WENDT--In this city, May 15, 1936, Max E. WENDT." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 16 May, 1936.

"WENGER--In San Francisco, March 28, 1902, Margaret, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Wenger of this city, aged 6 months." Source: The Evening News (San Jose, CA), 31 March 1902, Page 4. Transcribed by jch.
"WENSINGER--BEQUEATHS LARGE SUMS TO CHARITY--SANTA ROSA - (Sonoma Co.), December 8 - The will of the late Mrs. Theresa WENSINGER of Freestone and San Francisco has been filed for probate in the Superior Court by the Union Trust Company of San Francisco, which is named in the will as executor. While the petition states that the value of the estate is over $20,000 it is said that it will be between $200,000 and $400,000. With the benevolence which was a feature of her life, Mrs. WENSINGERremembers many charitable institutions of the Roman Catholic Church, and one-third of her property will find its way there. A number of bequests are made to relatives. Twenty thousand dollars is bequeathed to the Union Trust Company to be held in trust and the interest given to George O'FARRELL, a brother of the deceased, and on his death the sum is to be divided equally to the charitable institutions known as the Youths Directory, Children's Day Home, Home for Old People and Home for Incurables. To a sister, M.L. O'FARRELL, who is in a convent at Killarney, Ireland, the sum of $5,000 is given. The Orphans' Asylum in charge of the Christian Brothers and the Orphan Asylum for Girls conducted by the Sisters of Charity are each given $500. After bequests are all disposed of, the remainder of the estate is bequeathed to the Roman Catholic Archbishop in San Francisco for the maintenance and operation of St. Patrick's Seminary at Menlo Park." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, CA), 8 Dec 1905, Page 10. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WENTWORTH-SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, Feb. 6 - Daniel WENTWORTH, an employee of the San Francisco Gas Company, died suddenly at the Antique Castle last evening." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 7 Feb 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"WERNER--In this city, Heinrich J. WERNER, late of Tehama, a native of Bavaria, aged 69 years." Source: Alta California, 19 Sept 1879, p.4.


"WERTHEIM, Elisabeth, 57." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1911.
"WERTZ--Died at Healdsburg, Jan. 27, 1882, G.W. WERTZ; aged 67y; native of Penn.; removed to Ill. in 1840, married there in 1846; crossed the plains in 1850; came to Healdsburg in 1858; leaves a widow, a son in Oregon, a son at John MOFFET'S ranch, a daughter, Miss Kate, in the Pacific Railroad Office in San Francisco; cause of death hemorrhages superinduced by heart disease." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 2 Feb 1882. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.


"WERZ--Mrs. Josephine WERZ, a pioneer resident of Hollister, died at her residence in San Francisco Sunday. Mrs. WERZ has been an invalid for some years and her death was not unexpected." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 10 March 1905. Transcribed by Dee.
"WESSEL--In this city, March 14, Mary, beloved wife of Frank WESSEL, a native of Ireland, aged 53 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock P.M. from her late residence 348 Fourth street." Source:San Francisco Morning Call, 16 March 1887.
"WEST--Dispatch from San Francisco--A man named WEST and another known as Jim both died today when being taken from the public streets to hospital by the police." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 25 Oct 1871. Transcribed by Dee.


"WEST--Interment in San Francisco, Jan. 29, Mrs. Amelia WEST, Buffalo, N.Y., 39." Source: Alta California, 8 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"WEST--In this city, April 6, Bridget J. WEST, a native of New Bedford, Mass., aged 58 years. Remains at the parlors of J. C. O'Connor & Co., 767 Mission Street. Notice of funeral hereafter." Source: San Francisco Examiner, April 9, 1900, page 6. Transcribed by Janet Anderson.
"WEST--In this city, April 6, Bridget J. WEST, a native of New Bedford, Mass., aged 58 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Tuesday), at 10 o’clock, from the parlors of J. C. O’Connor & co., 767 Mission street. Interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Apr 1900. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.


"WEST--Geo. WEST, one of the builders of the Salinas Flour Mill, died in San Francisco recently. He leaves a widow and 1 child, a daughter 14 years of age. Mrs. WEST is a sister of Mrs. Harry HUDSON." Source: The Salinas Weekly Index, 25 Apr 1889. Transcribed by Dee.
"WEST--In Millbrae, Henry WEST of 470 Geary Street, husband of Elizabeth WEST, and father of Henry P., Robert, William and George WEST, Mrs. A. NORTON, Mrs. G. MIGHELLS, Mrs. H. JONES and Charles WEST, a native of England, aged 80 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 1May 1906, page 9. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"WEST--In this city, February 16, Susan WEST, a native of Ireland, aged 70 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 18 Feb 1895.


"WEST--In San Francisco, Nov. 16th, William Lander, son of Charles H. WEST, aged 3 years, 2 months and 3 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 19 Nov 1866. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WESTERBECK--A Father's suicide - Grief over his boy's loss of two fingers in an accident is the reason given for the suicide of William WESTERBECK, a painter, at San Francisco, Saturday night." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 22 May 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"WESTERFELD--In this city, February 18, William WESTERFELD, beloved husband of Pauline, and father of Otto Paul, Ella and Walla WESTERFELD, brother of Hermann WESTERFELD and brother-in-law oif Louis WESTERFELD, a native of Amt[?]yke, Bremen, Germany, aged 52 years, 5 months and 6 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) at 1 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, 1180 Fulton street, corner of Scott; thence to Cypress Lawn Cemetery for cremation, by special funeral train leaving Third and Townsend streets at 2 o'clock p.m." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 18 Feb and 19 Feb 1895.
"WESTERMAN--Wm. 39 yrs." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 26 Feb 1915. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.


"WESTFALL--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Ella E. WESTFALL, 1." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"WESTMORELAND--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Jan. 8 - The Panama steamer arrived this morning. She brings intelligence of the death of Charles WESTMORELAND, from small-pox, at Panama, Dec. 23d. Mr. WESTMORELAND was one of the Union Presidential Electors from this State and was en route to Washington." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 9 Jan 1869. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"WETHERBEE--In [San Francisco harbor] Jan. 6th ,of chronic diarrhea, Geo. W. WETHERBEE, formerly of Marlborough, Mass, aged 23 years." Source: Sacramento Transcript, 9 Jan 1851. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WETHERILL--Samuel E. WETHERILL died yesterday morning. He was well known to the theatrical profession of the city nealy 20 years past. He first entered the business with Thomas MAGUIRE at the old Opera House on Washington Street. He subsequntly acted as manager and treasurer of the old Alhambra (now Bush Steet) Theare, Shields Opera House (now Standard Theatre), the Baldwin Theatre and The Grand Opera House. In teritorrial times he was the Justice of the Peace in Virginia City and in 1864 he was elected a member of the first State Legislature of Nevada, serving his term with credit to himself and the satisfaction of his constituents. In 1876 he was elected to the California State Legislature. For many years he was quite wealthy, but in later years suffered reverses. He was widely known and thouroughly liked for his genial and generous disposition. He was a native of Philadelphia, where his father, John Price WETHERILL, was a millionaire druggist. Mr. WETHERILL was about 51 years of age. He leaves a wife, Nellie WETHERILL, who was a member of the Union Square Theatre Company, New York." Source: San Francisco Call, 8 Jan 1885, p.1 . Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.


"WETSEL--In this city, May 15, 1936, Louis WETSEL." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 16 May, 1936.


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