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.

"WOBBER--In this city, January 5, 1899, Clarence, youngest and beloved son of E.A. and Gasine WOBBER, and brother of Henry, Louis, Mamie, Henrietta, Emma, and George WOBBER, a native of San Francisco, aged 9 months." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 6 Jan 1899.
"WODISKA--In this city, November 29, Mrs. Nannie WODISKA, aged 27 years, 9 months and 9 days. Funeral to-day at 10 a.m., from No. 715 Hyde street." Source: Daily Alta California, 22 Nov 1885.
"WOHLERS--In this city, January 14, Dietrich WOHLERS, aged 29 years and 3 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this (Sunday) morning, at 11 o'clock, from Red Men's Hall, Bush street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 16 Jan 1870.
"WOLBERN--In this city, December 24, Jacob D. WOLBERN, a native of Germany, aged 48 years and 9 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock P.M from No. 16 O'Farrell street." Source: San Francisco Call, 28 Dec 1880 p.4. Contact: Martha Richards maseattle@copper.net
"WOLBERN--Jacob D.--ACCIDENTALLY KILLED--An Unknown Man Dragged to Death by an Engine Yard-engine No .2 of the Southern Pacific Railroad was running east on Channel street a few minutes after 6 o'clock last evening. When about forty feet east of Potrero avenue a sudden jar was experienced. The engine was stopped, and lying upon the west rail was found the dead body of a man, whose right arm had been cut off, his right leg crushed and his body about the loins and abdomen terribly mangled. About forty yards farther off from the place where the jar was felt were found a set of false teeth, a piece of carpet, which the deceased had evidently used as a cape to shield himself from the rain, a knife and pipe and other trifles. The supposition is that he was struck at this spot and being caught in the guard rail was dragged the remainder of the distance. Officer Thomas Stanton and Yardmaster Gill notified the police of the accident, and the remains were conveyed to the Morgue, where they now lie unidentified. The deceased had no teeth, and the false set undoubtedly were his. In his pockets were a number of the business cards of one Conrad Hildenbrand, a plumber on Sixteenth street. The deceased was about 35 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches in height, and had the right thumb amputated at the first joint. When found the remains were attired in a black diagonal sack-coat and vest of the same material, dark pantaloons and overalls of grey stuff, rubber leggings and heavy boots. He is believed to have been a German, but it is positively known that he is not Hildenbrand." Source: San Francisco Call, 25 Dec 1880. Contact: Martha Richards maseattle@copper.net
"WOLCOT--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: T. WOLCOT." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor. 
"WOLE--Interment in San Francisco, Feb. 16, John WOLE, Germany, 27." Source: Alta California, 28 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"WOLF--In this city, July 8, Aaron WOLF, a native of Rogasen, Prussia, aged 60 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, go-day (Sunday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from his late residence, 41 Rausch street, between Seventh and Eighth, Howard and Folsom." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 10 July 1881.
"WOLF--In this city, September 6, Edward WOLF, beloved brother of Heyman and Isaac WOLF, and nephew of W. WOLF, a native of Poland, aged 40 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services Friday, September 8, at 10:15 o'clock, at the residence of his brother, 1118 Ellis street. Interment, Hill of Eternity Cemetery, by train leaving Third and Townsend streets at 11:30 o'clock." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Sept 1905. Transcribed by jch.
"WOLF--Died in San Francisco, May 8, 1890, George WOLF, native of Germany, aged 68y." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 17 May 1890. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"WOLF--CHILD DIES--Woodland (Yolo Co.), February 25 - Word has been received here of the death at San Francisco of the 1-year-old daughter of Dr. George WOLF. Mrs. Henry GREMESHAUSEN of this city, aunt of the child, has left for San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Bee, 25 Feb 1919. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WOLF--In this city, May 17, Mertha A. WOLF (nee MITDANK) a native of Stralsand, Germany, aged 50 years. Friends and acqaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. from the German Hospital." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 19 May 1884.
"WOLF--In San Francisco, Nov. 2nd, Mervyn, son of Mr. & Mrs. M. WOLF, aged 16 months. [The child was a grandson of Mr. & Mrs. B. COLEMAN.]." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co, CA), 13 Nov 1891. Transcribed by Dee.
"WOLF--In San Francisco, May 12th, Walter T., son of Henry and Cecilie WOLF, aged 10 months and 1 day." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 15 May 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WOLFF--In this city, January 5, 1950, Lena, beloved wife of Joseph WOLFF, devoted sister of the late Clara M. BAUMGARTEN and Gus MEYER. Services Friday, 2:30 p.m., Sanai Memorial Chapel, Divisadero St. at Geary. Entombment, Portals of Eternity." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 6 Jan 1950.
"WOLFF, Selma--Entered into rest, July 13, 1975. Selma WOLFF, loving sister of Mrs. Helen NEUMANN of Palm Springs and Dr. Jesse WOLFF of Spokane, Wash.; devoted aunt of Phyllis K. MITCHELL and Betty R. QUINTIN and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Portals of Eternity Cemetery Chapel, Colma, under the direction of SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Contributions to the San Francisco Hearing Society preferred." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 July 1975, p.21. Contact: Beth Colvin BEColvin@aol.com
"WOLFF--In this city, Sept. 8, 1937 Sigfried, husband of Bertha WOLFF, father of Mrs. Sophie W. ROGELL, Dr. J. WOLFF of Spokane, Wa, Mrs. Hazel KASPER of Lind, Wa, Harry WOLFF and Mrs. Sidney NEUMANN of Yakima, WA, Leo and Selma WOLFF of Santa Rosa, Ca., grandfather of Harold ROGELL. (Spokane, Wa. papers please copy.) Funeral services will be held Friday, September 10, at 11 o'clock a.m., from the mortuary of Halsted & Co., 1123 Sutter st., near Polk." Source: San Francisco newspaper clipping in possesion of submitter. Contact: Beth Colvin BEColvin@aol.com
"WOLFFEL--In San Francisco, March 1, John WOLFFEL, aged 29 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 March 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WOLFGRAM--In this city, September 12, 1930. Emma C, dearly beloved wife of August WOLFGRAM, loving mother of Mildred B. SCHOLZ and Elsie A. WOLFGRAM, beloved sister of Anna R. deWIT, Ida LEIBBRANDT and the late Jack WAIBEL and devoted grandmother of Oscar Jr. and Robert SCHOLZ, a native of San Francisco, aged 64 years. Friends may call at the parlors of Shur and Wieboldt, 1465 Valencia st., bet. 25th and 26th sts. Interment, Olivet Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Sep 1930, section CCC, p.8, c.8 (?). Contact: Martha Richards maseattle@copper.net
"WOLFSKILL--Beverly J.--In this city, July 1, 1974, Beverly J. WOLFSKILL; beloved wife of Richard WOLFSKILL; devoted mother of Timothy, Julie, Michael, Ricarda, Ronald, Melinda and Jon WOLFSKILL; also survived by many brothers and sisters; loving daughter-in-law of Carmen WOLFSKILL; a native of Minnesota; aged 38 years; a member of St. Paul's Mothers Club. Friends may call after 7 pm Wednesday, July 3, 1974, and are invited to attend the funeral Friday, July 5, 1974, at 9:30 am from Reilly Co, 29th & Dolores Sts, thence to St. Paul's Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 am. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, Rosary Thursday at 8 pm. Goodwin & Scannell Directors." Source: San Francisco Choronicle, 3 July, 1974. Contact: Pamela Storm pam@sfgenealogy.com
"WOLFSKILL--Carmen V., 83, of Federal Way, Sept. 15." Source: Seattle [WA] Post-Intelligencer, Page: B2, Region: Pacific Rim, 21 Sept 1996. Contact: Pamela Storm pam@sfgenealogy.com
"WOLFSKILL--Woodland, Cal., May 28.-John A. [sic.] WOLFSKILL, a pioneer settler of Yolo County, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Colonel TAYLOR, near Winters, last nitght, at the ripe old age of 93 years. The deceased was born in Kentucky. He served with disctinction in the Indian war. His father's family was compelled to take refuge at Fort Cooper during the war of 1812. Four children and a widow survive him." Source: San Francisco Call, 29 May 1897, p.4, c. 3. Contact: Pamela Storm pam@sfgenealogy.com
"WOLFSKILL--Winters, Cal., May 29. John R. WOLFSKILL, the pioneer settler of Yolo County, who died early yesterday morning at the age of 93, was born in Kentucky in 1804. He argonauted to California in 1838. Here his brother, William WOLFSKILL, had a Mexican grant of 40,000 acres of land on part of which the city of Los Angeles now stands....Some ten years ago he deeded to each of his four children 1244 acres. The town of Winters and some two hundred other homes now occupy portions of the famous WOLFSKILL grant. A widow and four children survive him. The latter are Edward WOLFSKILL, Mrs. Samuel TAYLOR, Mrs. F.J. BONNY, and Mrs. C.C. COUNCILMAN, all prominent in affairs of this region." Source: San Francisco Call, 30 May 1897, p.3, c. 3 & 4 (with picture). Contact: Pamela Storm pam@sfgenealogy.com
"WOLFSKILL--DIED--At the residence of Joseph GRIFFIN, five miles northeast of Winters, Monday, May 20th, 1879, Mrs. Maggie WOLFSKILL, aged 22 years, 9 months and 11 days." Source: The Winters Advocate, 31 May 1879. Transcribed by Chris.
"WOLFSKILL--Martha HERNANDEZ--Tragically on July 30, 2000 in Angels Camp, CA. Loving wife and soul mate of Ronald R. WOLFSKILL; dear adopted sister of Sheere and Mickey; adored daughter-in-law of Richard & Ann; cherished sister-in-law of Tim, Julie, Mike, Kika, Melinda & Jon. Also survived by many loving nephews and nieces. Friends may visit Wednesday after 5:00 PM and are invited to attend the Vigil Service on Thursday at 7:00 PM and the Funeral on Friday at 10:30 AM at the chapels of VALENTE, MARINI, PERATA & CO., 4840 Mission St., then to Church of the Epiphany where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Committal Service to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 1 Aug 2000. Contact: Pamela Storm pam@sfgenealogy.com
"WOLFSKILL--Death of Wm. WOLFSKILL. The telegraph announces the death of Wm. WOLFSKILL, of Los Angeles, one of the oldest of the American pioneers of the State. He came to California as a hunter in 1831, and settled shortly after at Los Angeles, where he married and made his permanent home. He was a man of little education, but of much judgment, probity and industry. As a horticulturist he shoed much enterprise, and all persons who have visited Los Angeles in the fall, remember with pleasure his large orchard and vineyard. It was he who first planted orange and walnut trees in considerable numbers in the State, and his vineyard was the largest in the limits of Los Angeles city. He leaves behind him many friends and no enemies." Source: Alta California, 5 Oct 1866, p. 2, c. 2. Contact: Pamela Storm pam@sfgenealogy.com
"WOLHER--JOTTINGS ABOUT TOWN--The man who was run over Friday evening about 6 o'clock,by yard-engine No. 2 of the Southern Pacific Railroad and instantly killed has been identified as Jacob WOLHER, a German, aged 49, who lived with his sister, Mrs. MEYERS, at the corner of Shotwell and Twentieth streets." [Submitter's note: This is actually Jacob D. WOLBERN.] Source: San Francisco Call, 26 Dec 1880. Contact: Martha Richards maseattle@copper.net
"WOLTERS--SAN FRANCISCO, May 23. - The following deaths were on record yesterday in San Francisco...WOLTERS, Milton J. - 18 years." Source: Oakland Tribune, 23 May 1934, Page C 31. Transcribed by jch.
"WOLTMANN--In this city, January 5, 1899, Bertha J., dearly beloved wife of Leo WOLTMANN, a native of Hanover, Germany, aged 55 years 7 months and 7 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 6 Jan 1899. 
"WOLTSKILL[WOLFSKILL]--Jan 16, 1965, Marcus, loving husband of Carmen WOLTSKILL [WOLFSKILL], father of Alfred and Richard WOLTSKILL [WOLFSKILL], grandfather of seven grandchildren; uncle of Gordon STONEBURNER. A native of Mexico; aged 60 years. A member of Committee Beneficencia Mexicano No. 5, International Brotherhood of Fireremen and Oilers No. 486, Employee of S.P.R.R. for 43 years. Rosary Monday, 8 p.m. Services Tuesday, 8:30 am, Daphne, SFFS, One Church St.; thence to St. John's Church for Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. (Sacramento papers please copy). Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 Jan 1965. Contact: Pamela Storm pam@sfgenealogy.com
"WOMBLE--In this city, May 7, 1905, Mrs. Jennie C. WOMBLE, wife of the late John R. WOMBLE, a native of Toronto, Canada. (San Francisco, Toronto and London, Canada papers please copy. Funeral private." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 8 May 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WOOD--May 14, 1936, Carrara R. WOOD." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 18 May, 1936.
"WOOD--In this city, December 4, Edward Lovett WOOD, beloved husband of Edith WOOD, father of Juanita WOOD, brother of Arthur R. and Jessie B WOOD and Mrs. Dr. George G. GERE and son of the late Sarah Louise WOOD, a native of New York, aged 41 years 5 months and 9 days..." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 8 Dec 1901, p. 22. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"WOOD--Eugene F. WOOD, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. WOOD, formerly of this place, but now of Reno, born and raised here, died in San Francisco last Wednesday, death being caused by typhoid ­ pneumonia. Gene was a graduate of the S. V. Union High School; and was a most promising young man and his many friends deeply regret to hear of his untimely death." Source: Surprise Valley Record (Cedarville, Modoc Co., CA), 7 March 1928. Transcribed by Billie Reynolds.
"WOOD--Dispatch from San Francisco, Jan. 18 -- Francis WOOD, partner of KELLY, proprietor of the Brooklyn Hall, was out at a funeral as pall bearer yesterday in perfect health, caught a severe cold and this morning died of a congestive chill. He leaves a family." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA), 19 Jan 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"WOOD--In this city, November 9, Frank D. WOOD, father of Frank N. WOOD, Mrs. W.J. HENDERSON and Mrs. W.F. PFEIFFER, a native of Vermont, aged 70 years 5 months and 25 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 4 Nov 1904.
"WOOD--In El Paso, July 26, George Benjamin, beloved son of Benjamin and Annie WOOD, a native of San Mateo, Cal., aged 8 years, 9 months and 18 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 13 Aug 1881.
"WOOD--In Alameda, March 6, Mrs. Henrietta T. WOOD, a native Massachusetts, aged 90 years and 8 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 7 March 1895.
"WOOD--In this city, July 30, Sidney, only son of W.S. and Mary B. WOOD, aged 3 years and 5 days. The funeral will take place TO-DAY (Friday), at 1 o'clock p.m. from the residance of the parents, No. 1224 Pine street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 1 Aug 1879, p.4, c.4. Transcribed by Joyce Kroninger.
"WOOD--In San Francisco, Jan. 26th, William T. WOOD, son of Wm. WOOD, a native of Bordentown, New Jersey, aged 26 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 27 Jan 1866. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WOODALL--At Enterprise, Butte county, Dec 10th, Mrs. Ruth WOODALL, aged 22 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 21 Dec 1865.
"WOODALL--In this city, Nov. 23d, of diptheria, Sarah Caroline WOODALL, aged 12 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 28 Nov 1865.
"WOODBRIDGE--In Stockton, Oct. 11th, Herbert Alfred, only son of D.K. and A.E. WOODBRIDGE, aged 9 years and 14 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Alta California, 16 Oct 1863, p. 6.
"WOODBURY--In this city, January 30, Isaac A. WOODBURY, cousin of A.M. HAINES, a native of Massachusetts, aged 84 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services Monday, February 3, at 10 o'clock, at Gray's chapel, Geary and Divisadero streets. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 3 February 1913, p. 13. Transcribed by jch. 
"WOODLEAF--Major WOODLEAF by Achilles KEWEN in 1853, killed in duels as reported in the San Francisco 'Telegram." Source: Sonoma County Journal (Petaluma, CA), 7 Oct 1859. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"WOODLIEF--A duel came off at San Antonio, Alameda county, on the 8th inst., between Mr. A.L. KEWEN, of San Francisco and Col. WOODLIEF, growing out of a difficulty

that occurred at the "Blue Wing," between the parties, a few nights since. At the first fire the latter was shot through the heart, dead. The distance was 40 paces, and the weapons rifles. Mr. KEWEN is a brother of E.J.C. KEWEN." Source: The Union Democrat (Sonora, Tuolumne Co., CA), 11 Nov 1854. Transcribed by Dee.

"WOODLIEF--"Another fatal duel had taken place near San Francisco on the 8gth of November, between Col. D.J. WOODLIEF and Achilles KEWEN, both of that city. About one hundred and fifty were assembled as spectators. The parties fought with Mississippi rifles, at forty paces - placed back to back, and to wheel and fire. At the first discharge Colonel WOODLIEF fell, shot through the heart, and died instantaneously. He was shot through and through, and was dead almost as soon as he touched the earth. Mr. KEWEN was unhurt. Col. WOODLIEF shot between the words one and two, and his antagonist between the words two and three. Mr. KEWEN was the challenged party. Both gentlemen, says the San Francisco Herald, behaved with the utmost coolness and decorum. The deceased person was formerly an officer in the Texas service and served with distinction in the Mexico. His remains were conveyed to San Francisco and buried the next day." Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 4 Dec 1854. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"WOODMAN--Aged Merchant Dead - William C. WOODMAN, a merchant of forty years standing in San Francisco, is dead. He was a native of Vermont and 82 years of age." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 23 March 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.


"WOODMAN--Octogenarian Dead - William C. WOODMAN, who has been connected with San Francisco commercial life for forty years, died Tuesday at his residence, 2116 Bush Street, at the age of 82 years. With his brother, P.R. WOODMAN, he established in 1866 the San Francisco Candle Company, which he operated with his brother till his death. Before coming to San Francisco, he and his brother engaged in mining in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties for many years." Source: Sacramento Evening Bee, 23 March 1905. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WOODS--Interment in San Francisco, April 10, Joseph WOODS, Jr., N.Y., 2." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"WOODS--In this city, Sept. 11th, at the City and County Hospital, Liza WOODS, aged 15 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 13 Sept 1865.
"WOODS--In this city, January 1, Mary, wife of Dr. George W. WOODS, U.S.N. Friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Saturday) at 1 o’clock p.m. from Trinity Church, corner of Post and Powell streets." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 3 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"WOODS--Robert E. WOODS, ex-Treasurer of San Francisco county, died at his rooms in the El Dorado building, adjoining the City Hall, Wednesday evening, at 9 o’clock. He is said to have been hurt by a fall last Saturday evening, which dislocated his shoulder and inflicted injuries upon the head, including congestion of the brain. He appears to have suffered great pain from the time of the accident until death. Mr. WOODS was a native of Kentucky, was once a surgeon in the U.S. Army, and came to this country from Texas in 1849." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 11 April 1858. Transcribed by Dee.
"WOODS--Robert E. WOODS, Esq., late treasurer of San Francisco county, died suddenly at his room in the El Dorado building on the evening of the 7th of April.  He was buried on the following day by the Fraternity of Free Masons, of which the deceased was a Knight Templar."  Source:  Brooklyn Eagle, 13 May 1858.  Transcribed by J. Ireland.


"WOODS--In San Francisco, March 24th, Thomas WOODS, of consumption, late of Rattlesnake Bar." Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 27 Apr 1858. Transcribed by John Ireland.

"WOODS--In San Francisco, Jan. 14th, William WOODS, late of New Orleans, aged 45 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 16 Jan 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WOODWARD--C.C. WOODWARD, a printer, committed suicide in San Francisco, on Saturday, by cutting his throat." Source: Sonoma County Journal (Petaluma, CA), 17 June 1859. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"WOODWARD--At San Francisco, Oct. 16, Harmon, infant son of Rev. and Mrs. W.M. WOODWARD, of this place, aged 1 year, 2 mos., 9 days." Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 25 Oct 1895. Transcribed by Dee.
"WOODWORTH--Esther, 84 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 March 1905. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"WOODWORTH--SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, Feb. 2 - Frederick A. WOODWORTH, a prominent citizen, a brother of Commander Selim WOODWORTH, died this forenoon from enlargement of the heart." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 3 Feb 1865. Transcribed by Dee.
"WOOLWORTH--Dispatch from San Francisco, Jan. 31 -- The funeral of the late Commodore Selim E. WOOLWORTH takes place at 2 o'clock p.m. tomorrow. A battalion of the 2d United States Artillery will escort the remains to the grave." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 1 Feb 1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"WOOLLEY--At Gold Run, July 29, 1878, James E. WOOLLEY, aged 24 years, 2 months and 17days." Source: Alta California, 7 Aug 1878. Transcribed by Colleen Norby.
"WOOLSEY--In San Francisco, Oct. 1st, Arthur Grant, son of T.D. WOOLSEY, aged 5 weeks." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 5 Oct 1867. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WOOSTER--In this city, December 15, 1940, Calla M. WOOSTER, wife of the late Clarence M. WOOSTER, beloved mother of Mrs. Oda W. ROBB, sister of Mrs. M. HAMMER, Mrs. Lena MADDUX and Mrs. Harvey BURCHELL, grandmother of Robert W. ROBB. Funeral and interment private (Gray's)." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Dec 1940. Submitted by Diana Busby Knight.
"WOOSTER--In this city, June 10, 1939, Clarence Marshall WOOSTER, husband of Calla M. WOOSTER, father of Oda (sp?) W. ROBB, brother of Mrs. Rena ANGRAVE of Galt and Edwin C. WOOSTER: a native Angel's Camp, Calif., aged 80 years. A member of San Jose Lodge No. 10 F. & A. M. Friends are invited to attend the funeral service at 11 a. m., Tuesday, June 13, at Gray's, Divisadero st. at Post. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 12 June 1939. Submitted by Diana Busby Knight.


"WOOSTER--In this city, February 23, David, only son of Dr. David and Frances WOOSTER, a native of this city, aged 2 years and 3 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this (Wednesday) afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of the parents, Webster street, between McAllister and Fulton." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 24 Feb 1869. 
"WOOSTER--George in this city, Dec. 18, 1969, George WOOSTER, loving father of Mrs. Evelyn CHEATHAM, Mary Lou and Merle WOOSTER; devoted son of Margaret WOOSTER; a native of Massachusetts, aged 54 years, a life member of Web Pressmen's Union, Local No. 4. Friends are invited to attend the funeral, Monday, Dec. 22, at 8:30a.m. from REILLY CO, 29th and Dolores Sts., thence to the Church of the Epiphany, where a Requiem Mass will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Interment , Holy Cross Cemetery. Rosary, Sunday at 8 p.m. Goodwen & Scannel, Directors." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 Dec 1969. Submitted by Diana Busby Knight. 
"WOOSTER--Isabelle M. -- In this city, September 17, 1969, Isabelle M. WOOSTER, loving mother of Dolores ARLINGTON, dear aunt of Lawrence M. MARIN; idolized grandmother of Dolores MENCONI and Harold SCHWARZMAN; a native of Benicia, aged 81 years, Past Noble Grand of Loyal Rebekah Lodge I.O.O.F. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Chapel of VALENTE, MARINI, PERATA & CO., 4840 Mission St., thence to Church of Epiphany where a Mass of Requiem will be offered commencing at 9 a.m. Interment St. Dominc's Catholic Cemetery, Benicia, Rosay Friday evening at 8 o'clock. VISITING HOURS UNTIL 9 P.M." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 Sept 1969. Submitted by Diana Busby Knight.
"WOOSTER--James S. -- In S.F., Jan. 23, 1983; beloved son of May and Walter WOOSTER; dear brother of Stephen and John WOOSTER, Barbara CHURCH and Marian KERRISK; loving uncle of Diana and Nicholas CHURCH, Melissa WINDHAM, Scott WOOSTER, Timmy, Brian and Lisa KERRISK, Tiffany and Tammy WOOSTER; loving nephew of Mae BLOMQUIST, Robert and Richard CHILCOTT; a veteran of Vietnam War, U.S.M.C. receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Friends may visit Tuesday from 3 to 9 P.M. at CURRIVAN'S CHAPEL OF THE SUNSET, 2550 Irving St. (at 26th Ave.) Funeral Wednesday 9:30 A.M. from Currivan's. Mass of Christian Burial 10 A.M. at Holy Name Church, Lawton at 39th Ave. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 24 Jan 1983. Submitted by Diana Busby Knight.
"WOOSTER--John Fairchild -- In this city, Sept. 13, 1971, John Fairchild WOOSTER, beloved husband of Ethel Fisher WOOSTER; loving father of Jean WOOSTER BENNER and the late John WOOSTER; devoted grandfather of Sharon ROWBURY, John WOOSTER, Andria and Alaina BENNER; aged 95 years; a member of the Olympic Club and past member of the Commonwealth Club. Friends are invited to attend the funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, September 16, at N. GRAY & CO., Divisadero Street at Post. Memorial remembrances to the San Francisco Heart Association preferred." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 Sept 1971. Submitted by Diana Busby Knight.
"WOOSTER--Margaret -- In S.F. Nov. 11, 1979, dearly beloved wife of the late Levi WOOSTER, devoted mother of Mary W. BLOMQUIST, Walter J. and the late George WOOSTER, beloved grandmother of 10 granchildren and many great-grandchildren; loving sister of Martin MURPHY; aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may visit Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. at CURRIVAN'S CHAPEL OF THE SUNSET, Irving at 26th Ave. Rosary Tuesday 7 p.m. Funeral Wednesday 9:30 a.m. from the Mortuary. Mass of Christain Burial 10 a.m., Holy Name of Jesus Church, 39th Ave. and Lawton St. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 13 Nov 1979. Submitted by Diana Busby Knight.
"WOOSTER--Mary R. (nee CHILCOTT) -- In SF, Feb. 12, 1987; beloved wife of Walter J. WOOSTER; loving mother of John P., Stephen L. WOOSTER, Marian R. KERRISK, Barbara A. CHURCH and the late James S. WOOSTER; a devoted grandmother of eleven and loved sister of Richard J. CHILCOTT. Friends may visit Mon. after 2 p.m. at HOGAN, SULLIVAN & BIANCO CHAPEL OF THE SUNSET, 1266 Ninth Ave. nr. Lincoln Way and are invited to atttend the Funeral Tue. 10:30 a.m. from the mortuary thence to Holy Name of Jesus Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Rosary Mon. 7:30 p.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 Feb 1987. Submitted by Diana Busby Knight.
"WORK--SAN FRANCISCO SOLDIERS - Paymaster Geo. WORK, of the monitor Tecumseh, which was sunk by a torpedo in the attack on Mobile, was one of those who went down with the vessel. He was aged 45 years and formerly a resident of San Francisco." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 9 Jan 1865. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"WORMELL--DEATH - in San Francisco, March 2d, Lucy, wife of Nathaniel WORMELL, a native of Strong, Maine, aged 38 years. [Eastern papers please copy.]" Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 6 March 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"WORMELL--DEATH of MRS. WORMELL - In Stockton there are many who will receive the tidings of the deceased of Mrs. WORMELL with sad hearts. She died at San Francisco on the 2d instant, after a few days illness. For a number of years the family resided in this city, where they have many friends who sincerely sympathize with the husband of the deceased lady in this the hour of his bereavement. His loss is great ? irreparable; but let not his heart rebel against the decree of Providence, but rather let him cheer his soul with the consciousness that the loved is not lost, but has only gone to await his coming in a better land." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 6 March 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"WORMSER--From last Saturday's Monterey 'Cypress' -- Isaac WORMSER, pioneer merchant of San Francisco, died at Hotel del Monte last Friday morning at 11 o'clock, of heart failure. His body was sent to the metropolis for burial the next day." Source: Salinas Weekly Index, 8 Nov 1894. Transcribed by Dee.


"WORN--In San Francisco, March 7, the wife of George A. WORN, a son."  Source: Sacramento Bee, 8 March, 1865. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.

"WORRELL--In San Francisco, Jan. 5, Robert WORRELL, aged 17 years and 4 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 8 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WORT--In this city, August 2d, Emma Louisa, only daughter of Henry and the late Mrs. Emma WORT, aged 2 years and 29 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 3 Aug 1865.
"WORT--In San Francisco, August 1st, Emma Louise, only daughter of Henry WORT, aged 2 years and 29 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 4 Aug 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WORTHINGTON--In this city, June 8, 1942, Margaret, beloved wife of the late Andrew J. WORTHINGTON, loving mother of Mrs. Mae CARROLL, William A. and R. Larkin WORTHINGTON; a native of Kentucky. Funeral - Evergreen Mortuary of McAvoy-O’Hara Co., then St. Monica’s Church (mass). Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 9 June 1942, p.13. Transcribed by Dee. 
"WORTHINGTON--In Seattle W.T., April 17, William WORTHINGTON, formerly of San Francisco, a native of Manchester, England, aged 60 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 3 May 1887, p. 8.
"WORTSMITH--San Francisco, December 19--- Maggie WORTSMITH, 8 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 21 Dec 1876, p.2. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"WOSSER--Caroline M. Mortician - Halsted & Co." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr 1946. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"WREAS--In this city, May 26, Victoria W. WREAS, a native of California, aged 16 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 May 1890, p. 7. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"WREDE--In San Francisco, April 1st, C.H.M., son of Diederien WREDE, aged 3 years, 8 months and 12 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 2 Apr 1862. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WREDEN--Lillie WREDEN, the wife of Charles WREDEN, died in San Francisco on May 18th in her 82nd year and was given Christian burial at Olivet Memorial Park on May 20th. She leaves to mourn her a son and two daughters, grandsons and granddaughters.” Source: Saint Paulus Chimes, June 1959. Transcribed by Judy Hitzeman.
"WREN--In this city, December 31, 1898, John Robert, dearly beloved son of Patrick and the late Johanna WREN, and brother of Mrs. M.J. LIDDY and James and William WREN, a native of San Francisco, aged 28 years 5 months and 5 days. Friends and acquaintances are repsectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Monday) at 8:30 o'clock, from his late residence, 925 Natoma street, thence to St. Joseph's Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 o'clock. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 Jan 1899.
"WRETTI--In this city, William WRETTI, aged 47 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 6 Dec 1885.
"WRIGHT--The 'Golden Gate' was burned to the water's edge near Manzanillo, on July 27th. She sailed from San Francisco, July 21st and had on board, when she left, 232 passengers, and a crew of 96. [Among the First Cabin passengers] the lost are: Mrs. WRIGHT and child." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.


"WRIGHT--In San Francisco, February 12, Amelia WRIGHT (known as Blanche SULLEY), aged 19 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 14 Feb 1873. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"WRIGHT--In San Francisco, June 25th, Benjamin WRIGHT, aged 35 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 26 June 1863. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"WRIGHT--At Monterey, March 20th, Geo. WRIGHT, carpenter, aged 27, a native of England, formerly a resident of Cape St. Lucas, Lower California." Source: Daily Alta California, 5 April 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.

"WRIGHT--George W. - San Francisco, October 17, 1884- George W. WRIGHT, who was crushed by falling iron at the rolling mills yesterday, died last night at the Receiving Hospital. He made a will leaving $1,500 to Mrs. ELLIOT and $600 to a sister in Sacramento." Source: Sacramento Bee, 17 Oct 1884. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"WRIGHT--In this city, Aug. 24, 1921, Jane WRIGHT, beloved wife of John T. WRIGHT and mother of F.S. GEDNEY and Mrs. Jube WRIGHT of Elko, Nevada, Mrs. Fern BERNIE and Cleveland R. WRIGHT of San Francisco, Cal., a native of Missouri, aged 72 years, and 18 days. Funeral and interment at Elko, Nevada. Mrs. WRIGHT will be at the residence chapel of the Truman Undertaking Company, Telegraph ave., at Thirtieth street, till 10 a.m. Thursday." Source: Oakland Tribune, 24 Aug 1921. Transcribed by jch.
"WRIGHT--In Berkeley, November 13, Henry E. WRIGHT, beloved husband of Sara H. WRIGHT, father of Mrs. Mertie A. GAY of Vermont, Mrs. Hattie L. [---nyte?] of San Francisco, Sadie R. and G.H. WRIGHT of Berkeley, a native of New Hampshire." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Nov 1921. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"WRIGHT--Died in San Francisco, Jan. 23, John W. WRIGHT, a native of California, aged about 39 years. [John W. WRIGHT, who went to San Francisco last Tuesday for a few days stay, fell down a flight of stairs Wednesday night and received injuries from which he subsequently died at St. Luke’s Hospital. About midnight the deceased was ascending the stairs and had almost reached the top when he missed his footing and tumbled backward down the entire flight. He lay in an unconscious condition at the foot of the stairs and when picked up and taken to St. Luke’s hospital it was found that he had sustained a fracture of the skull…the eldest son of John WRIGHT of this place…The remains were brought to Hollister for interment.] [from 31 Jan issue -- The funeral of John W. WRIGHT last Saturday was largely attended…most of his life was spent in this community…Services were held at the Catholic Church, from which place the remains were taken to the Catholic cemetery for interment. He was the eldest son of John WRIGHT, one of the leading farmers of this place, to whom his death was a sad blow. Besides the aged father, 2 sisters, Mrs. G.F. MUDER and Mrs. J.H. LYNN, and 6 brothers are left to mourn his loss.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 24 Jan 1902. Transcribed by Dee.
"WRIGHT--Interment in San Francisco, April 11, Ralph WRIGHT, Iowa, 31." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.


"WRIGHT--In this city, May 19, 1902, Robert J. WRIGHT, beloved son of Matthew and Annie WRIGHT and brother of William E,, Mary A. and Eliza WRIGHT, a native of San Francisco, aged 13 years, 1 month and 14 days." Source: San Francisco Call, 20, May 1902, page 13. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"WRIGHT--In San Francisco, Dec. 3d, Sarah WRIGHT, aged 56 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 23 March 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"WRIGHT--In this city, Nov 1, Sarah CARSON, wife of John A. WRIGHT, a native of Virginia, aged 31 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Nov 1884. Tranascribed by Jim Schmitz.
"WRIGHT--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Aug. 12 -- Wash. WRIGHT, formerly an editor in this State and at the East, died last Friday evening in the City Hospital." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 16 Aug 1866. Transcribed by Dee.


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