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*
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.
"WULFF--Conrad W. A. WULFF
of 734 Willow Street was the third suicide yesterday. Up to two years ago,
worked as a porter for the firm of Sachs Bros, and became afflicted with
a disease of which the chief symptom is hardening of the skin. He was obligated
to leave his employment and his wife supported him and herself by working
in the San Francisco Laundry. Only a short time ago, WULFF told
Dr. DRAY that he intended to kill himself. Mrs WULFF came
home yesterday for lunch shortly after noon. She saw her husband sitting
on the side of the bed and as she came in the door he said "I am going
to die; good-by Annie," and fell back and expired. A tumbler which contained
cyanide of potassium was near. In examining the body Deputy Coroner MEEHAN
found a piece of paper on which was scribbled a request that his remains
be cremated at Cypress Lawn." Source: San Francisco Call, 1 May
1902, page 8. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"WULFF--In Oakland, April 1, Diedrich, beloved brother
of John, Adolph and Georgina WULFF, a native of Holstein, Germany,
aged 32 years, 11 months and 19 days." Source:
San Francisco Morning
Call, 2 Apr 1891.
"WUTH--In this city, July 23, Genevia Claire RIPLEY
WUTH, beloved wife of Gustave WUTH, mother of Elmer CURRY,
daughter of Charles J. RIPLEY and the late L[a?]o RIPLEY and
sister of Charles, Harry and Chester RIPLEY, a native of Marysville,
Cal. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral
to-day (Saturday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, 455 Franklin
street, where services will be held. Interment, Cypress Lawn Cemetery."
Source: San Francisco Examiner, 25 July 1914.
"WYATT--In Winters, Yolo County, February 24, Mrs.
Lulu M. WYATT, wife of Dr. M.O. WYATT, sister of Mrs. F.
M. WYATT and mother of Roy and Fred WYATT of Esparto, Erna
at home, and Velma WYATT of San Francisco; a native of Cloverdale,
aged 53 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 25 Feb 1919. Transcribed
by Betty Loose.
"WYMAN--Interment in San Francisco, April 19, R.A.
Ia, 36. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California,
27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"WYMAN--In Winnemucca, Nevada, July 16, at 11 1/2
p.m., William E., son of Charles F. and Mary L. WYMAN, of San Francsico,
a native of Boston, aged 23 years, 1 months and 23 days. (Boston and New
York papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited
to attend the funeral, to-day (Saturday) at 2 1/2 o'clock p.m. form the
residence of the parents, No. 731 Bush street." Source: San Francisco
Daily Morning Call, 20 July 1879.
"WYSE--In this city, February 28,
William WYSE, a native of England, aged 72 years." Source: San
Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 1 March 1895.
"WYSS--In this city, May 29, 1898, Maria WYSS,
dearly beloved wife of Paul WYSS, dearly beloved mother of Paulina
and Alfred WYSS, and sister of John and Jacob MERSTER of
Sacramento and Mary BLASI of Switzerland, a native of Canton Salothurn,
Switzerland, aged 72 years, 2 months, and 20 days. Friends and acquaintances
are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Wednesday) at
8:30 o'clock, from her late residence, 269 Fell Street, thence to St. Boniface
Church, Golden Gate Avenue, near Jones Street, where a solemn requiem high
mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o'clock.
Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: The Morning Call (San Francisco),
1 June 1898, page 13. Transcribed by Carolyn.
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