Friday, September 21, 2012

Vosburgh Deeds are Offered for Record

From: The Oakland Tribune, 09 March 1912, Page 14, Column 2

Vosburgh Deeds are Offered for Record

ALAMEDA, March 9.--Deeds conveying property of the late J. B. Vosburgh to one of his two sons, Lew W. Vosburgh, and to his daughter, Mrs. Ida Waterman, have been filed for record. Property on San Jose avenue, east of Regent street, is conveyed to the son, and the home property on Central avenue, between Broadway and Pearl street is deeded to Mrs. Waterman. The store business on Park street is an incorporated company, Vosburgh having been president, and the son and daughter directors and officers.

Widow of Wm. English Dead

From: The Oakland Tribune-Evening Edition, 09 March 1912, Page 1, Column 6

Widow of Wm. English Dead
Had Been Resident of State for Forty Years; Funeral Monday


After three weeks' illness Mrs. Genevieve M. English died at her late residence, 128 Tenth street, yesterday morning. She was the widow of William D. English, at one time a prominent Democratic politician and surveyor of the port at San Francisco under President Cleveland.

Mrs. English has been a resident of California for upward of forty years. She crossed the isthmus of Panama in 1856, accompanied by her parents, who were wealthy plantation owners of St. Louis.

Mrs. English was 62 years of age and is survived by seven children, William D., Samuel M., Munro, Lloyd, Gladys, and Christine English, and Mrs. E. W. Hinds.

The funeral services will be held on Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rev. Father Dempsey officiating. The burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Calls Wife to His Bedside; Expires

Half an hour before he passed away yesterday, Lee E. Andrews of   873 Isabella street, formerly a member of the Oakland police department, called his wife to his side and told her he was about to pass away. He had been in apparently good health and worked until the day of his death.

Andrews, of late years, has been in the employ of the Southern Pacific railroad as a switchman, and was 46 years of age. He is survived by a widow and several children.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Chinese Hangs Self; Found Dead in Room

From: The Oakland Evening Tribune, 06 March 1912, Page 1, Column 4

Chinese Hangs Self; Found Dead in Room

Using a piece of Chinese straw rope, Lung Hi, a Chinese laborer, 38 years of age, hanged himself last night in a room off Harrison street near Fifth. The dead man was a former employe [sic] of the chinese tobacco shops of Oakland, but had been out of work for some months. The deceased was married.

Miss Anderson Becomes Bride of Oakland Man

From: The Oakland Tribune, 06 March 1912, Page 11, Column 2

Miss Anderson Becomes Bride of Oakland Man

When Miss Ella Ruth Anderson of 2227 McKinley street, Berkeley, became the bride of Frank Spear, an Oakland business man, at the home of Rev. O. Grovensberg, pastor of the Lutheran church in San Francisco, Monday evening. the [sic] same rector performed the ceremony that married Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, parents of Miss Anderson.

The wedding was attended by a number of friends of the bride and groom. Miss Fingerson was the maid of honor and Robert Treadwell was the best man.

After a honeymoon trip through the southern part of the state, the young couple will return to their home in Aileen street, Oakland.

Johnson L. Callison Dies at Age of 71

From: The Oakland Tribune, 06 March 1912, Page 2, Column 4

Johnson L. Callison Dies at Age of 71

After a period of illness covering four months, Johnson L. Callison passed away at his late residence, 378 Thirtieth street, yesterday afternoon, aged 71 years. He was a native of Indiana.

Callison was an old-time mining man, having associated with Governor Odie of Nevada in mining deals. For a time he resided in Hawthorn, Nev. He is survived by a wife, Emma M. Callison, and three sons, Lloyd M., Harry M., and Cecil L. Callison.

The funeral will take place from the family residence tomorrow at 1 PM under the auspices of the Alameda county bureau of relief, Knights of Pythias. The interment will be at Mountain View cemetery.

Friday, November 18, 2011

March Wedding

From: The Oakland Tribune, 26 February 1912

March Wedding


Miss Ruth Waller and John Hugh Clegg will be married March 15 at the Waller home in Central avenue. Miss Henrietta Waller will be her sister's maid of honor, and the flower girls will be Beatrice Waller and Emily Ingham. Douglas Clegg of Los Angeles will be best man. Clegg will take his bride to England, where he has business interests. Miss Waller is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert J. Waller, who formerly resided in Honolulu.