Friday, September 21, 2012

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.

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