Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Oakland Soldier is Severely Wounded

From The Oakland Tribune, 16 May 1919, p. 8

Oakland Soldier is Severely Wounded

Private Earl McClellan, son of Fred McClellan of 836 Seventh avenue, who is listed as being wounded severely, is the only Oaklander whose name appears among the casualties announced by the War Department today. Other Californians in the list are:

Died of accident or other cause--Private Anthony L. Arnet, Gridley.

Wounded severely--Howard Breece, Bakersfield.

17-Year-Old Bride Missing From Home

From The Oakland Tribune, 15 May 1919, p. 7

17-Year-Old Bride Missing From Home

Doris Leslie Haney, 17-year-old bride of Elven N. Haney, was reported missing to the police today. According to her husband, she disappeared yesterday while he was at work, and he is of the opinion that a Stockton man knows where she is. Mrs. Haney was in the girls' training school at Alameda until May 3, where she had been sent by her parents, who could not control her actions. She left the training school to marry Haney, and now Haney claims she has left him for some other man. They lived at 914 Market street.

Lived Over Fifty Years in Berkeley

From The Oakland Tribune, 15 May 1919, p. 5

Lived Over Fifty Years in Berkeley

BERKELEY, May 15--Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Johnson, wife of Charles M. Johnson, resident of Berkeley for more than half a century, were held this afternoon from the family home, 2317 Carlton street, with Rev. Raymond C. Brooks, pastor of the First Congregational church, officiating.

Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Mr. and mrs. G? Guenett, pioneers of Berkeley, and was only three weeks old when brought to the college city by her parents, 59 years ago.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Johnson is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Grace Patty, Mrs. Lula McNeill, and Miss Muriel Johnson. She was a sister of Mrs. C. H. Spear of Berkeley and Mrs. M. L. Gore of San Francisco.

Late Meals; Wife at Cafes; Seeks Divorce

From The Oakland Tribune, 15 May 1919, p. 2

Late Meals; Wife at Cafes; Seeks Divorce

The complaint of Clyde A. Robinson for divorce from Mrs. Martha J. Robinson, filed today, alleges that notwithstanding her fondness for his company, which was so great that she would cry for hours while he was away from home working overtime, she would on other occasions go to San Francisco and spend the evening in the cafes with other men. He complains that she persistently refused to have his meals ready when he came home.

Mrs. Emma Davis alleges in her suit for annulment of her marriage to Howard L. Davis, January 19, 1919, that he had another wife from whom he was not finally divorced. She asks the restoration of her maiden name of Emma Bentley.

Pioneer Shoe Dealer of Oakland is Dead

From The Oakland Tribune, 14 May 1919, p. 14

Pioneer Shoe Dealer of Oakland is Dead

BERKELEY, May 14-Rodney Butterfield, a pioneer shoe merchant in Oakland, whose residence for the past thirteen years has been with is daughter, Mrs. George W. Tutthill, died last night at the family residence, 2318 Channing Way. For thirty years Butterfield was engaged in the shoe business in Oakland. He was 78 years old and is survived by his daughter and a son, Fred Butterfield, a merchant in Berkeley. The funeral will take palce tomorrow from a local undertaking parlor.

Wife Charges Refined Cruelty

From The Oakland Tribune, 14 May 1919, p. 14

Wife Charges Refined Cruelty

Mrs. Alice Leigh Tyler, who, prior to her marriage in 1917, was Alice Leigh, sued Benjamin Tyler today for divorce, alleging a series of acts of "refined cruelties" that caused her to become nervous and lose weight.

Among the acts of cruelty alleged are his accusation that she was out with other men, humiliating her in the presence of guests, talking to friendsa bout her conduct in a critical way, accusation that she has no regard for the truth, declaration that she has deceitful eyes, that she is a promiscuous flirt, nagging till he spoiled her vacation to the Yosemite, locking the automobile on numerous occasions on the road so that she had to walk home or take a street car, left her standing on Powell street at midnight and took a car to unknown destination, often remaining out at night with the explanation that he was at the baths. Finally, she says, he told her that if she didn't like him and his ways she could get out. She wants her maiden name restored.

Myrtle Peral Schumacker alleges desertion by Godfried Schumacker in her suit for divorce, and Manuel Gomes charges Mary Gomes with cruelty.

Deserted by Father, Seek Mother's Name

From: The Oakland Tribune, 14 May 1919, p. 3

Cherishing no affection for their father or their father's name because he deserted them when they were children, allowing them to be brought up by relatives, Ruth and Estelle Weber, aged 21 and 20 years respectively, applied today to the Superior Court to have their names changed to Mitchell, the maiden name of their deceased mother.

Exonerated by Coroner

From The Oakland Tribune, 14 May 1919, p. 2


The jury before County Coroner Grant D. Miller of Oakland, today exonerated Attorney L. L. Steele of all blame for the injury which resulted in the death of Lucile Cosca, the three-year old child of Nunzio Cosca, of 1350 Thirteenth avenue, which was struck by an automobile driven by Steele on May 6.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pioneer Oakland Builder Passes

From The Oakland Tribune, 01 Jan 1918


Peter Crinnlon, pioneer contractor and builder of the state, and a resident of Oakland since the early 70's, passed away at his home, Webster and Hobart streets, early today, surrounded by his family.

Crinnlon was a native of Ireland. He came to the United States when a boy and later to California. Shortly afterward he established in Oakland, where he became a contractor. Through the years that followed he made a host of loyal friends.

The dead man is survived by a widow, Mary Crinnlon, a daughter, Miss Eleanor Crinnlon, and three sons, Edward P. Crinnlon, automobile editor of THE TRIBUNE; George J. Crinnlon, and Walter F. Crinnlon, all residents of Oakland.

Funeral services will be held from St. Francis de Sales church Thursday morning. The interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Carrier Funeral Held

From: The Oakland Tribune, 05 May 1917

Carrier Funeral Held

ALAMEDA, May 5- John T. Carrier, an old resident of Alameda and well known in building trade circles as a stair builder, was buried today. Carrier is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jessie Carrier, and three children, George R., and Fulton M. Carrier, and Mrs. Willena Zimmerman. He was a native of Prince Edwards Island and 53 years old. The family home is on East Lincoln avenue. The funeral services were private.

Wife Blameless

From The Oakland Tribune, 05 May 1917


Alameda, May 5-Coroner Grant Miller held an inquest last night to inquire into the death of Captain William Peters, veteran Oakland harbor boatman and waterfront character, who was drowned Thursday night when he fell from a rowboat while crossing from the Oakland shore to his scow on the Alameda side of the harbor.

The testimony showed that Peters was accidentally drowned. The fact that Peters' wife spent hours shooting a revolver and screaming for help in a vain effort to attract aid until several hours after the drowning, caused the coroner and Chief of Police John Conrad to carefully sift Mrs. Peters' story.

Mrs. Peters was questioned at police headquarters for several hours yesterday regarding the tragedy and was then released, it being clearly shown that Mrs. Peters was not only in nowise to blame for the tragedy but that she was compelled to watch helplessly while her husband went to his death.

Divorce Is Given

From The Oakland Tribune, 04 May 1917


That her husband had a habit of coming home at night and telling her about all the pretty girls with whom he had flirted was the complaint of Mrs. Elsie Long in the hearing before Superior Judge W H Waste of a suit for divorce from her husband, Lorenzo Long. She was awarded an interlocutary decree of divorce.

Mrs. Rowene Davis began divorce proceedings yesterday against John G. Davis, charging that he "called her names" in department stores, theaters, and at home. She explained that she did not mind it so much at home, but that it humiliated her when he abused her in public places.

Divorces Asked

From The Oakland Tribune, 01 May 1917


That her husband threatened to blow her head off is one of the allegations made by Mary M. against Carl M. Gardner, accountant, in a suit for divorce filed in the Superior Court today. Mrs. Gardner alleges that her husband earns $250 a month as an accountant. The Gardners, who were married in San Francisco in 1902, have four minor children.

Charging that his wife bit him on the cheek and hit him with a poker, John N. Davis today began suit for divorce against Madeline Davis. The Davises were married in Oakland in February, 1916.

Girls Missing

From The Oakland Tribune, 01 May 1917


Mystery still surrounds the disappearance from home of two young girls who have dropped from sight during the last two weeks, while a third girl, Winnie McFarland, 18 years of age, who was reported as missing yesterday, returned to her home at 1114 Alice street last night, her sister, Miss Jessie Hook, having notified the police today to that effect.

Cleo Whitten, 14 years of age, is still absent from her home at 9224 Foothill boulevard, and Pheobe Jardine, 18 years of age, has not returned to her home at 1781 Atlantic street.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Oakland Newspaper Miscellany Microfilm

Inventory of papers on the "Oakland Newspaper Miscellany" microfilm, available at the Oakland Library. There could be some minor omissions, but the list is relatively complete:

Alameda County Express: 13 May 1854

Bayview News: 15 Jan 1926, 22 Jan 1926, 05 Feb 1926, 16 Jul 1926

Brooklyn Eagle: 12 Jul 1884

The Brooklyn Home Journal: 30 Nov 1872, 14 Dec 1872

Brooklyn Independent: 11 Jun 1870, 18 Jun 1870, 02 Jul 1870

The California Defender: 01 Sep 1916

The Candidate's Advocate: 22 Feb 1899

Central Oakland Eagle: 28 Jan 1916

The Claremont Press: 15 Jul 1924, 22 Jul 1924

The Contra Costa: 10 Nov 1854

The Crusader: Nov 1921

The Daily Morning Journal: 19 Nov 1867, 20 Nov 1867, 21 Nov 1867, 22 Nov 1867, 23 Nov 1867, 24 Nov 1867, 26 Nov 1867, 27 Nov 1867, 03 Dec 1867

The Loader: 11 Nov 1854, 02 Feb 1856

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Oakland Evening Tribune, 22 July 1874


CRONIN-In this city, July 21, Nellie, infant daughter of S. D. and Anne Cronin, aged 1 year, 9 months, and 21 days.
The funeral will take place to-morrow, Thursday, the 22d, from the residence of the parents, corner of Eighth and Brush streets.

HIGGINS-On the San Pablo road. (Higgins road) July 21st, James Martin, son of Michael Higgins, aged three years, and nine months.
Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow, Thursday, at 10:30 AM from the residence of the parents, from where the remains will be taken to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, on Jefferson street, near Seventh.

Dropped Dead

Oakland Evening Tribune

Monday Evening, 20 July 1874
Page Three, Column Three


A Man found Dead in the Road at Berkeley

Coroner Mather has the body of a Frenchman named Roland on his hands in the rear of Helmer's undertaker's rooms. An inquest will be held this evening.

After some inquiry we got a little of the man's history. Mr. Gaudin, liquor dealer on Broadway near Seventh street, gave us the man's name, and stated that the deceased was at his place about seven o'clock last evening; had taken a couple of glasses of wine there, but was not at all intoxicated when he left. Mr. G. says he has known him for twenty years; that he was at one time in the mining towns of Sonora, Columbia, etc; and latterly from Portland, Oregon.

Roland had only been in Oakland about three weeks; was engaged in keeping the Antisell House at Berkeley; and his body was found last night within a few hundred yards of that place.

He probably dropped dead from heart-disease or apoplexy. Some $500 was found on his person, and there can hardly be the least evidence of foul play. Deceased looks to have been about fifty years of age.

Oakland Evening Tribune

Tuesday Evening, 21 July 1874
Page Three, Column Three

Coroner's Verdict

The verdict of the jury last evening was that the man who was found dead at Berkeley was named Ramon Roland; was a native of France, and aged 62 years. Cause of death--supposed valvular disease of the heart. Other particulars were published in the TRIBUNE last evening.

Oakland Daily Evening Tribune, 15 June 1874


WARREN-In this city, June 14th, at 8 o'clock, of brain fever, William, son of G. A. Warren, aged ten years, ten months, and fourteen days.

Fatal Accident

From The Oakland Tribune, 30 May 1874
Fatal Accident.

On Monday, May 18th, Mr. John Brown, a German, who had been living for several years on the divide between the Arroyo Honda and Calaveras Creek, some three miles from Calaveras Valley in Washington township, was found dead about a quarter of a mile from his house. He was lying under a log, which had evidently rolled on to him while he was chopping wood. He was probably killed on the previous Friday, as Mr. Brannan, who lives some distance farther up the divide, saw him on Friday morning. He requested Mr. Brannan to bring him a can of oil from town. Brannan left the can of oil at Brown's door, and on passing by on Monday morning was surprised to see the oil can just where he had left it on Friday, when search was made and the dead body was found, as above stated.

The Brooklyn Tragedy

From The Oakland Tribune, 28 May 1874

The Brooklyn Tragedy

The Tribune yesterday referred to a rumor of a terrible tragedy in the environs of East Oakland. The reports were fully corroborated last evening. Following are the main facts of the startling affair:

The perpetrator of the tragedy was Patrick Feeny, a well-to-do farmer residing about two miles north of East Oakland. Early yesterday morning he entered the bedroom where his wife was sleeping, and approached her with his hands behind his back. A light was burning on the table, and the wife saw evil in his eyes. she asked him what he had there, and he answered nothing; but she instantly sprang out of bed, threw her arms around him, discovered that he was armed with an axe, and concluded that he meant to murder the whole family. She called loudly to her three girls, the oldest of whom was about twelve years of age, to get up and leave the house, but instead of this they rushed to their mother. She managed to blow out the light before this, in order that he might not see the children. He aimed several blows of the axe at their heads, striking each several times, but in consequence of the mother's struggles to disarm the maniac, none of them fell with great force or precision. The eldest girl, however, received a dangerous cut on the back part of the head and another on the cheek. Another child received a cut on the cheek and a slight blow on the lower part of the back. The only dangerous wound is that on the head of the elder, but it is not probable that it will result fatally.


Having been finally disarmed by the brave wife, the madman disappeared from the house. At daylight he was discovered lying in a pool of blood near the residence of John Hampet, half a mile distant, with eight wounds in his left breast, inflicted with a butcher's knife, which lay close by. That the unfortunate man had inflicted these wounds upon himself there is little reason to doubt. They were all in the body, and several of them are deep cuts. One, at least, which penetrated the lung, is necessarily fatal. Father Gleeson and Dr. Ramford, who were sent for, visited the wounded man in the morning. The Doctor dressed his wounds and the priest attended to his spiritual welfare. He subsequently made his will, and is now prepared to die. The doctor says there is little probability of his recovery, although he may live a few days. It is thought by his wife that a recent transaction in real estate, with which he was dissatisfied, weighed upon his mind and drove him to desperation.


Feeny is a man about fifty years of age, owning a valuable farm in Brooklyn township, where he resided, and other real estate, including town property in Oakland. He has been temperate and acquisitive and is probably worth from $60,000 to $70,000. About a year ago he received a fall, by which he hurt his head badly. For some days past, his wife noticed that her husband's manner had been strange, causing her some alarm.

Some time since he attempted to poison himself and his children, but regretting what he had done, he gave speedy information and remedies were applied that saved their lives. On last Tuesday night he appeared very restive, getting out of bed several times, going out of doors and returning. His wife did all she could to compose him.

The Oakland Tribune, 27 May 1874


Crawford-Lytle. At Prize Bluff Rancho, Merced County, May 24, 1874, by Rev. Mr. Hedgepath, S. G. Crawford, to Miss Mattie J. Lytle.

The Oakland Tribune, 25 May 1874


Gurnett-Grimes. In this city, May 21, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Chas. Turner. Mrs. M. M. Grimes of San Francisco, to A. G. Gurnett of Oakland. No cards.


From The Oakland Tribune, 22 May 1874


Last Thursday the nuptials of Mr. Fred Gerstenberg, Steward of the County Infirmary, and Miss Ellen McCrearen took place in the presence of a few invited friends, at the residence of Mrs. Thos. Eager, in East Oakland.

The Oakland Tribune, 21 May 1874

Died at the County Hospital

Charles Bracken, a native of Australia, aged 25 years, died at the County Hospital on the 18th instant. Deceased was admitted to the Infirmary from Washington township on the 15th of April last.

Coroner's Inquest

From The Oakland Tribune, 20 May 1874

Coroner's Inquest

Coroner Mather yesterday held an inquest in the matter of the death of young Hooper, the man who fell into the Bay from one of the local trains on the railroad wharf on the 12th instant. The deceased had been around town during the day, and was on his way home in the baggage car. It is supposed that a short lurch of the car caused him to fall through the side doorway. Several bruises were on his body, caused, probably, by his falling upon the fence alongside the tract. The jury returned the following verdict:

We the undersigned jurors convened to inquire into the cause of death of a person found, drowned, in the Bay of San Francisco, on Monday, May 18th, do find that the deceased name was Joseph Kent Hooper, a native of the State of Maine, aged 84 years [sic], and that he came to his death by accidentally falling from a car in the local train on the 12th day of May, while said train was in motion and that no blame attaches to the Central Pacific Railroad Company or any of the employees of said train.

Joseph Becht, M. M. Howe, J. J. S. Wyckoff, W. Jordan, L. S. Bixby, T. M. Lamping, D. Vogt, T. A. Belus, R. C. Harman, J. M. Rosenberg.


From The Oakland Tribune, 18 May 1874

The body of Joseph Hooper was picked up by a man named Thompson about noon to-day. The body was floating near the dredging machine on the Bay when it was discovered. A reward of four hundred dollars had been offered by friends of the deceased for the recovery of the body.

The Oakland Tribune, 27 January 1899


WALTZ-SWANSON-In this city, January 2?, 1899, by Rev. John A. B. Wilson, Claude Corbin Waltz and Deborah Swanson, both of East Oakland

Bail Forfeited

From The Oakland Tribune, 27 Jan 1899

Bail Forfeited

Bert Roberts, G. A. Morgan, Thomas James, George Gaunce and Fred Schreiber, who were arrested for gambling at West Oakland a few nights ago, forfeited $10 bail each in the Police Court this morning.


From The Oakland Tribune, 28 January 1899

An Insane Woman Did Not Like His Actions

Mrs. Martin Kaiser, of 572 Williams street, who was brought to the Receiving Hospital yesterday on account of her mental derangement will not be sent to an asylum at present.

Her husband will provide a private nurse for her and try to restore her reason.

He believes that she will recover if she can be kept quiet until her nervous system is improved. Mrs. Kaiser is 47 years of age and has one daughter.

She has been suffering from a nervous condition for some time, and her physician expected she would break down.

She aroused the neighborhood yesterday by chasing John Wilkins, a plumber, around the yard with a monkey wrench, yelling at the top of her voice.


From: The Oakland Tribune, 28 January 1899


Yesterday afternoon the remains of Miss E. C. Rich, Temescal's eccentric old maid, were interred at the expense of the county. Public Administrator B. C. Hawes, accompanied by Officer McKinley, visited the house wherein this peculiar person lived and died. They found it in a state of filthiness that would be hard to describe. Aside from a few pieces of clothing which indicated that at one time the old maid had been well dressed, a dime, and a few trinkets, there was nothing of value found. In a trunk was found a complete set of baby clothes, probably the ones worn by deceased in her babyhood.

The Poundmaster took two wagon loads of dogs, cats, and goats to the Pound. A number of goats and a valueless horse were given to the neighbors. Many of the dogs escaped, but will probably be rounded up by the Poundman later.

The house is in such a condition of filth that it will no doubt be declared a nuisance by the Board of Health.

The Oakland Tribune, 17 November 1916

Marriage Licenses
Hiatt-Wood--Edwin S. Hiatt, 23, and Verian H. Wood, 24, both of San Jose.

Gittins-Wheeler--Ernest R. Gittins, 33, and Ina Wheeler, 33, both of San Francisco.

Bowen-Hall--Robert C. Bowen, 39, and Laura M. Hall, 32, both of Oakland.

The Oakland Tribune, 17 November 1916

Divorces Filed
Ernest--A.F. against May L. Ernest; cruelty.

Forden--Elma T. against Allen K. Forden; desertion.

Bosworth--Rena M. against Bernard P. Bosworth; cruelty.

Smith--Ruth M. against Rufus R. Smith; cruelty.

Schubert--Frieda against Adolph Schubert; neglect.

Avela--Anna M. against Manuel M. Avela; cruelty.

Groenwaldt--Frances E. against George C. H Groenwaldt.

The Oakland Tribune, 17 November 1916

Shimonic--Nomber 13, to the wife of Rio Shimonic, a daughter.

Lew--November 11, to the wife of Wing Lew, a daughter.

Lee-November 5, to the wife of Yeng Dong Lee, a daughter.

Haines--November 5, to the wife of Harry W. Haines, a son.

Lund--November 8, to the wife of Walter S. Lund, a daughter.

Macedo--November 5, to the wife of Jose V. Macedo, a son.

Perry--October 29, to the wife of Jose V. Macedo, a son [sic on the repeat of the information from above]

Perry--October 29, to the wife of Anthony Perry, a son.

Bernardo--November 14, to the wife of A. G. Bernardo, a son.

Stevens--November 15, to the wife of James S. Stevens, a daughter.

Gardner--November 14, to the wife of Walter H. Gardner, a daughter.

Scott--November 1, to the wife of George W. Scott, a daughter.

Miller--November 3, to the wife of A.M. Miller, a son.

Ernest--November 7, to the wife of Frederic W. Ernest, a son.

The Oakland Tribune, 17 November 1916

Sarah J. Hart, Julia E. Goodwin, Diedrick Grummelman, Mary C. Bonner, William A. Seely, Harry R. Humble.

Cullen--In Oakland, November 15, 1916, Marie Anna, dearly beloved wife of Eugene Cullen, loving mother of Raymond Eugene Cullen, daughter of Thomas F. and Annie Dowd, sister of Frank and Leroy Dowd; a native of Ohio. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Saturday, November 18, 1916 at 9 o'clock a. m. from the residence of her parents, 728 Chestnut Street, thence to St. Marys Church, Seventh and Jefferson streets, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul commencing at 9:30 o'clock a. m.  Interment St. Mary's Cemetery.

Colby--In this city, November 16, 1916, Charlotte L. Colby, sister of the late Mrs. Pearl Mathewson, a native of New York, aged ?? years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral  services Saturday, November 18, 1916, at 11 o'clock a. m., from the parlors of Grant D. Miller, 2872 East Fourteenth street, corner of Twenty-fourth avenue. Incineration, Oakland cremetory.

Laumeister--In this city, November 17, 1916, Frederick? Katrina, wife of the late John Antone Laumeister, mother of Gustave Laumeister of Palo Alto, Mrs. P. M. Fisher and Mrs. Chrissie W. Megahan of Oakland, and sister of William Haussler of San Francisco and the late John Haussler of Davis and Fred Haussler of Redwood City, a native of Germany, aged 86 years, 7 months and 13 days.

Mannion--In this city, November 15, 1916, Thomas Mannion, dearly beloved son of the late Mrs. Sarah Leary and brother of Mrs. Margaret Wemmer and May Mannion, a native of Oakland, aged 20 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral and services Saturday, November 18, 1916, at 9:30 o'clock a. m., from St. Patrick's church, where a requiem high mass will be held for the repose of his soul,. [sic] Remains at Ernest A. Wollits' parlors, 1935 Webster Street, Oakland.

The Oakland Tribune, 06 August 1895


KATTEN-In Oakland, August 6, 1895, Marion, beloved son of Simon and ?ettie Katten, aged 3 years. Funeral Wednesday, 10 AM. Interment strictly private. Please omit flowers.

WILSON-In the Alameda County Infirmary, August 1, 1895, Mrs. Jane Wilson, aged 68 years, a native of Ireland.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Brooklyn Home Journal, 14 Dec 1872

TEAL-In Pacheco, November 30th, to Mr. and Mrs. David Teal, a daughter.

MANSFIELD-RICH-In San Jose, December 3d, G. Stanley Mansfield, to Mollie E. Rich.

WALLACE-VIETS-In San Jose, December 1st, Joseph M. Wallace to Addie M. Viets

PREVOST-LYNOT-In this city, December 6th, by George H. Fogg, Justice of the Peace, John H. Prevost to Bridget T. Lynot, both of Oakland.

SCHAFFER-HERBST-In this city, December 8th, by the Rev. Mr. Buchren, Louis Schaffer to Lena Herbst.

GIBBONS-In Alameda, November 28th, 1872, William Gibbons, infant son of William and Elizabeth W. Gibbons, aged 1 month and 20 days.

WOODWARD-In Placerville, El Dorado county, November 25th, 1872, Ella R., wife of George A. Woodward, and daughter of H. S. and J. H. Hulburd, aged 25 years and 6 months.

DEARBORN-In this city, December 9th, Samuel H. Dearborn, aged 58 years.

DE La Haye-At Toronto on the 3d instant, J. P. De La Haye, Esq., of Clairville (late French Master Upper Canada College) aged 73.

LATTIN-In Alvorado [sic], December 4th, Belle Lattin, aged 18 years.

CLEVELAND-In Centerville, December 10th, J. C. Cleveland, aged 33 years.

CADWELL-In Eden Township, December 8th, Caleb Cadwell, Steward of County Infirmary, aged 31 years.

LACY-In Oakland, December 6th, Louisa, wife of Dr. John S. Lacy, formerly of Schenectady, New York.

Probate Court

Names extracted from The Brooklyn Home Journal, 14 December 1872:

Estates of:

Henry Winslow
Charles M. Davison
Amador Canut
Edward Tompkins
Alvin Weber
(Estate and Guardianship of) William N. Spear, a minor
Henry Timmerman
(Estate and Guardianship of) Mary O. Brennan, et. al.
Anna Barbara Wagner (petition of Felix Bamberger)
Manuel Joseph Martin
Nancy Williams
(Estate and Guardianship of) Emily J. McClellan, a minor. (petition of James C. McClellan, father of said minor)

Sad Termination of an Intended Pleasure Trip to the Yosemite Valley

From The Brooklyn Independent, 18 June 1870, page 3:

About two weeks ago, a party of six boys and two teachers from Mr. McClure's Oakland Academy, left on horseback for the Yosemite Valley, among whom was Frank Tubbs, son of Mr. H. Tubbs of this town; a son of Judge Campbell, of Oakland; a son of Mr. Bonnestel, and a son of H. C. Bennett, Esq., the well-known grain dealer, of San Francisco, a boy about fifteen years of age. The party had been up to the Nevada Falls, and were returning when they reached the ford of the Merced River. One of the teachers took the lead and crossed first, the boys following after, one teacher coming last. Young Bennett was the last of the boys to cross. He rode a mule at the time, which became somewhat unmanageable. As the stream carried them down, the mule sunk into a deep place in the river, and young Bennett was thrown. The rapid tide took both under some logs that obstructed the stream at this point; they soon appeared, however, at an opening, when the mule swam ashore. Young Bennett, who was a good swimmer, appeared to be struggling in the water; he was, however, drawn under a second tier of logs, and the distance under water being so great before another clearing occurred, young Bennett was drowned. After a diligent search of two hours, his companions found his dead body a considerable distance downstream.

Yesterday morning his father received a letter from him, giving an account of the the trip and speaking of the enjoyment all the members of the party experienced during their sojourn in the valley. Shortly after reading the letter he received a dispatch stating his son had been drowned, as described above. The father, of course, is almost heart broken at this sad termination of what promised to be a most enjoyable experience in his son's life. Mrs. Bennett is on a visit at the East.

Mr. Kerr, one of the teachers, brought the body of young Bennett back to the city of Oakland. For a distance of forty miles he was obliged to pack him on the mule's back. He arrived on Thursday night.

Brooklyn Independent, 18 June 1870

TUM SUDEN-In Brooklyn, to the wife of Henry Tum Suden, a son.

DRENNON-In Brooklyn, June 15, to the wife of Jas. Drennon, a son.

WIGGIN-BAILEY-At Astoria, Oregon, May 30, Wm. B. Wiggin to Emma A. Bailey, both formerly of Alameda.

STRAUB-FISHER-In Alameda, June 8, by Rev. J. G. Marquardt, Dionysius Straub to Mrs. Louisa Fisher, formerly Miss Lauterwasser.

JOHNSTON-PATTERSON-In San Francisco, June 11, by Rev. L. Walker, Jeremiah Johnston, of Oakland, to Lizzie Patterson, of Brooklyn, New York.

MAXSON-CROXON-In San Francisco, June 14, by Rev. L. Walker, Frank Maxson to Catherine Croxon, both of Contra Costa County.

HEZLEP-In Brooklyn, June 13, after a long and painful illness, James Hezlep, a native of Ohio, aged 56 years.

WOLTERS-In Alameda, June 5, John Jacob Wolters, a native of Hamburg Germany, aged 42 years.

WILLIAMS-In San Francisco, June 11, David R. Williams (printer) a native of Swansea, Wales, aged about 36 years.

Brooklyn Independent, 02 July 1870

KREKER-In Brooklyn, June 29, to the wife of Edward Kreker, a daughter.

PRYAL-In Oakland, June 18, to the wife of A. D. Pryal, a daughter.

HALSEY-In Vallejo, June 19, to the wife of Dr. I. S. Halsey, a son.

HAWES-ALDEN-In Brooklyn, on the 26th ultimo, by the Rev. John Francis, Madison Hawes, of Alameda, to Harriet Alden, of Brooklyn.

TEETER-ARNETT-At the Estudillo House, San Leandro, June 27, D. M. Teeter, of Pleasanton, and Caroline Arnett, formerly of Ironton, Missouri.

HOWE-In Oakland, June 27, Cora Mead, infant daughter of M. M. and Sarah A. Howe, aged one year and eight months.

SHAW-In Oakland, June 30, Charles B., son of Samuel and Emma E. Shaw, aged 1 year 7 months and 24 days.

Brooklyn Home Journal, 30 November 1872

LARUE-In this city, Nov. 23rd, to the wife of L. B. Larue, a son.

YATES-RISER-At Centreville, Alameda county, on the 28th instant, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Mr. Park, Mr. Will Yates, to Miss Kitty Riser.

COLEMAN-In this city, at his residence, on Thirteenth street, between Center and Kirkham, John Coleman.

CALNAN-In this city, Nov. 26, John Calnan.

HAAS-In San Rafael, November 18, George Haas, aged 27 years.

BELL-At Kelsey House, Oakland, November 24, Eliza, wife of Alexander D. Bell, a native of England, aged 41 years.

Daily Morning Journal, 26 November 1867


KELLOGG-In this city, November 35th, Norman Brockway, only child of Martin and Louise Brockway Kellogg, aged three months. Funeral to-day (Tuesday) at 1 PM. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Alameda County Express, 13 May 1854

At a Probate Court of said county, held at the Court Room of said county, in said county, on the 4th day of May, A. D. 1854, present, Hon. A. M. Crane, Probate Judge; in the matter of the last will of Anthony Perry, of Alameda County, deceased, it was ordered that the 20th day of May, A. D., 1854, at 12 o'clock M. of said day, be appointed for hearing the application of John D. Brown, praying for the admission of said will to Probate, and the issuing of letters testamentary to John D. Brown, the petitioner.