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.