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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. 
"WULFF--Conrad W. A. WULFF of 734 Willow Street was the third suicide yesterday. Up to two years ago, WULFF 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 WYATT, 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. WYMAN, 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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