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Below you will find a complilation of obituaries gathered from various newspapers throughout Placer County. If YOU have an obituary for a Placer County resident and would like to addit to this collection, please contact the county coorinators.

Roseville Register, Friday, 4-24-1914
A Good Man Passes Beyond - John Caldarella Is Victim of Appendicitis and Died this Morning

John Caldarella, one of the best known and most highly respected residents of Roseville and a man who had the friendship of all who knew him, died in Auburn today, the 24th, the direct cause being the bursting of the appendix. Mr. Caldarella had been in poor health for about a month and was taken to the hospital at Auburn last Saturday, and on the way to the county seat his appendix burst. His condition immediately became critical, and little hope was entertained of his recovery. On Wednesday his family went to Auburn, and on Thursday his condition was somewhat improved, but the improvement was only temporary, and this morning his condition became rapidly worse, and he died about noon. In the death of John Caldarella, a true and good man has passed beyond, a man who understood the value of friendship and kindness, who, while not a native-born American (being of Italian descent) yet was one of the truest and best Americans we have ever met and a man whose friendship any man might feel proud of. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss, and they have the sympathy of the entire community. Mr. Caldarella was a prominent member of the local lodge of Eagles, and that Order will conduct services in IOOF hall on Sunday.

Roseville Register, Friday, 1-31-1919

Joseph William Caldwell was born in Ohio March 14, 1847, and departed this life January 27, 1919. At Loomis last Thursday in the presence of friends, his soul departed for his home beyond the vale. He leaves to mourn his death two daughters and two sons in Colorado, Albert E. Caldwell, W. W. Caldwell, Mrs. Jennie Masters, Mrs. Inez Hayslett; Joyce Caldwell of San Diego; H. H. Caldwell of Oakland, now with the YMCA in France; and E. Caldwell of Roseville. Besides his near relatives, he leaves a host of friends who had learned to know him as a man of sterling worth and unblemished character. In his passing, Loomis loses one of its foremost citizens and a fine neighbor.

Roseville Register, Friday, 2-28-1913
Former Roseville Woman Dies in Roseburg, Oregon

Mrs. Louvica Call, who was buried in Roseville Sunday, was an old resident here and had many friends. The funeral was conducted by the Eastern Star from the Fraternal Brotherhood Hall. She died in Roseburg, Oregon, on February 20th at the age of 56 years. She was born in Monrovia in March 1857. Her husband, J. G. Call, was employed as a foreman in the shops at Roseburg. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss two brothers, one sister, and a mother.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-22-1918
Leroy Calloway Dies Suddenly

Leroy W. Calloway, popular Southern Pacific engineer, died suddenly at his home Wednesday at 2 PM. He suffered only a short illness, and it was thought at one time that the influenza from which he was suffering was checked, but it turned into pneumonia and caused his death when least expected. He leaves a widow with five small children to mourn his death, besides a large number of friends. Leroy Calloway started in the local yards as a fireman and gradually worked himself to the position of an engineer. He was beloved by all who knew him, and his passing is a heart ache to every railroad man on the division for his kindly manner, his free heartedness, his friendly disposition, all endeared him to his associates. The funeral services will be held today at two o’clock, and the remains will be taken to Sacramento for cremation. A city’s heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved, and words cannot express the sorrow of those who knew this splendid man.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 7-27-1927

On February 19, 1921, the home of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Calvin was gladdened when, in Colfax, California, Laura Jean came to brighten their lives. There she lived for about one year when the family took up their residence in Roseville where the remainder of her short life was happily passed. Here she attended the Roseville Heights School and gave unusual promise in her pleasant relationships with teacher and pupils. Likewise in the First Methodist Sunday school of which she was a member, she added much to happiness of others as she learned the precious lessons of obedience and service in keeping with the example of her Lord and Master, whom she endeavored to understand as the Good Shepherd. About the middle of June she was taken ill, and while hopes were entertained for her ultimate recovery, the translation of this beautiful young life took place in Sacramento late Wednesday evening after all human agencies had been exhausted for her relief. Only those who have sustained a similar loss can measure the sorrow that has befallen the grief stricken parents who cherish the consolation of one son, Walter LeRoy. There also remain the grandparents, Mr. E. C. Walker of Roseville, and Mrs. Nettie Willey of Placerville, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the chapel of Broyer & Magner, attended by many relatives and friends with dainty floral offerings expressive of their love and deep sympathy in a common bereavement. Rev. T. H. Mee officiated, and Mrs. J. L. Boyer and Miss Margaret Jones sang, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus", and "His Jewels".”The interment was in the family plot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, the following boys bearing the mortal remains to the last earthly resting place:  Donald Anderson, Billy McNeil, Willard Geyer, and Clifford Hall, members of the Willing Workers Class.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 5-10-1873

Died - At Christian Valley, May 5th, Matthew Campbell, aged 62 years, 1 month and 5 days, a native of Queens County, Ireland. “Asleep in Jesus; blessed sleep.” Again has the grim destroyer, Death, taken from our midst one of our most estimable, respected citizens after a lingering illness of about ten months. Mr. Campbell was born in Queens County, Ireland in 1811; emigrated in 1823 to the United States with his parents who settled in New York City where he lived until July 1849 when he embarked for California. After his arrival in this state, he remained for a few months in Sacramento and then came to Placer County, settling at Kelley’s Bar on the American River and has resided continuously in the county ever since that time. Deceased leaves a widow and two children, a son and daughter, who sincerely mourn the loss of a loving husband, a kind and affectionate parent.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 10-31-1928
Funeral Services Held Monday for Richard Campbell Who Died Here Saturday at the Age of 73 Years – Crossed Plains in 1857 with his Patents

Richard C. Campbell, well known Roseville man and son of one of the early pioneer families in this section of the state, passed from this life on Saturday, October 27, 1928. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon in the Sylvan Cemetery where the body was laid to rest in the family plot. Rev. M. E. Coen, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, conducted the services. Mr. Campbell was born in Arkansas in 1855 and crossed the plains with his parents in 1857, arriving in Placerville late in that year after a six months’ overland journey. The family lived for a time in Placerville and later in Sacramento and Rocklin, coming to Roseville about twenty years ago. Mr. Campbell was crippled in early childhood by a fall and was never married. He is survived by two brothers, Peter H. Campbell of Roseville and Philip Campbell of Vallejo; four sisters, Mrs. N. A. Lowell of Sacramento, Mrs. L. E. Purdy of Roseville, Mrs. C. M. Fitzgerald of San Francisco, and Mrs. Allie Deardoff of Auburn Boulevard; and three half-sisters, Mrs. V. C. Gorst of Portland, Mrs. F. Horan of Sacramento, and Mrs. L. L. Muschett of Los Angeles.

Roseville Register, Friday, 12-20-1918
Harvey Carl, Popular Yard Switchman, Victim of the Spanish Influenza

Harvey Carl died Wednesday night at a Sacramento hospital after he had been taken to that place in hopes of rapid recovery. He had contracted Spanish influenza, and although he had been receiving good care, the dread disease refused to respond to the use of medical aid. Familiarly known as “Dutch” Carl, he was known to nearly every employee of the local yards, and his genial happy disposition gained him the friendship of every man with whom he came in contact. He has a legion of friends who will miss his every happy smile and cherry hello. He had been in this city for some time, and previous to coming to this city he was a resident of Reno, Nevada.

Roseville Register, Friday, 10-25-1918
Carson Killed When Auto Goes in Ditch

Edward Carson was fatally injured, and John Morgan sustained a painful injury to his leg when the Carson automobile, going at a high rate of speed, went into the ditch and turned over north of the wooden bridge on the Antelope Road west of the city. Carson was at the wheel of the car and driving south when another car came across the bridge going north. Carson attempted to pass the other car, but in so doing, drove too close to the edge of the grade and the car overturned. The other car, although it was forced to take to the ditch, managed to keep upright. Carson was pinned beneath the car and was rescued and taken to the home of Dr. Woodbride where he expired shortly afterwards. Morgan was thrown clear of the machine, but the heavy part of the top struck his leg. The accident happened Thursday evening about five o’clock. The dead man is at the West Undertaking Parlor awaiting the action of the county coroner who is expected today to hold an inquest.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 5-9-1928
Civil War Veteran Dies Here Saturday at the Age of 85 Years

George Washington Carson, age 85 years, was found dead in bed on Saturday, May 5, 1928, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. C. Gorrell at 120 Irene Avenue, where he made his home since coming to Roseville three years ago from his native state, Missouri. He was a civil war veteran. His only relatives in California are his daughter, Mrs. Gorrell, and her three children, Mrs. B. Haven of Rocklin, Mrs. Norris Beverley of Lincoln, and Cecil Gorrell of Roseville. The remains were shipped Tuesday night to Boonesboro, MO, for burial and were accompanied by Mrs. Gorrell and son, Cecil. An interesting thing about this gentleman was the fact that he was a nephew of the famous Kit Carson.

Sacramento Bee, Friday, 2-27-2004

Born on February 9, 1914 in Cool, California, passed away on February 21, 2004 in Carmichael, California at the age of 90 years. A graduate of Roseville High School, Burniece worked for the Dept. of Motor Vehicles. She was a life-time member of the Easter Star, as well as the Roseville and Sacamento Ladies of the Nile. She was a staunch fundraiser for the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospical as well as an avid traveler and sports fan. Burniece is survived by her cherished children, James Carter and his wife, Barbara, and Janet Garrett and her husband, Earl, all of Orangevale; her loving grandchildren, Tom Carter, Tenise Ward (Steven), and Chris Howard; 8 beloved great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Lloyd Carter in 1992. Friends and Family are invited to attend a Celebration of her Life on Saturday, February 28th at 1:00pm at Lambert Funeral Home Chapel, 400 Douglas Blvd, Roseville, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital, 2425 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817.

Lincoln News-Messenger, Thursday, 5-17-1917
Three Times a Pioneer

Hiram Messenger Cartwright was born in Derider Village, Chenango County, NY, November 10, 1831, started with his parents for Iowa at the age of three years, camping on the present site of Chicago when that great city was only a small village, waiting for immigration to cross the Mississippi River, being among the first to cross in 1836. There his father, the Rev. D. G. Cartwright, located a farm near Burlington, Iowa. (Once a Pioneer.) On March 7, 1850, Hiram Cartwright with his two elder brothers, Harrison and Riley, and a neighbor boy, William Loper, started for the gold fields of California with an ox team, crossed the mountains by the way of the Truckee route, arrived safely in Placerville (Hangtown) July 28, 1850. He commenced mining at White Rock Canyon three miles above Placerville. (Twice a Pioneer.) From there he drifted about to other mining camps. In Jackson, Amador County, he met his life-mate, Charlotte Flower, a native of Epping Forest within twelve miles of London, England. They were married in Stockton, California, May 2, 1852, sailing the same month for the gold fields of Australia in the bark Don Juan, being ninety-three days on the voyage. Arriving at Sydney, they remained ten days, and then sailed in the steamer Chusan for Melbourne from which port, leaving wife and goods, he walked one hundred miles to the mines of Bendigo. (Three times a Pioneer.) New Year’s Day, 1858, he with his wife and two sons, Edgar and James, started on their return trip to California, sailing in the bark Glimpse for San Francisco, being sixty-three days on the voyage. Locating his family in the town of Marysville, from whence he discovered mines on Nigger Bar, Bear River, where he soon removed his family. There his eldest daughter Malinda was born. His next move was to the “Wire Bridge” a mile below McCourtney’s Crossing, where his second daughter Charlotte arrived. Later he located to a farm a mile from the mouth of Rock Creek where he lived until 1867. His wife died February 6, 1866, leaving him a baby daughter Kate. Coming to Placer County, he mined and engaged in the sheep business until he bought a farm in Mt. Pleasant in 1874 where he lived until poor health caused him to sell his farm and retire from active life about ten years ago, coming to Lincoln to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Kate Nelson, where he lived quietly up to the time of his death May 6, 1917, leaving two sisters, Mrs. Kate Johnson of Anacortes, Washington, and Mrs. Jennie Job of Cleveland, Missouri; four children, Edgar Cartwright of Sacramento, Mrs. Malinda Cate of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Charlotte Fowler, and Mrs. Kate Nelson of Lincoln; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, all who miss his kindly presence. H. M. Cartwright lived a long, useful, and honorable life, his constant wish being to speak the truth and owe no man a cent. He was an honest man - a charitable man - a good man. He was affectionate always with his dear ones, he loved his friends, and he could call the roll of them extending back through the dawns and sunsets of more than half a century. God rest his high soul. May the sleep that has come to this grand old pioneer be as sweet as it is profound and deepest sympathy to his loved ones.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 6-28-1929
Driver Killed as Dynamite Load Explodes on Road

Roy Case, driver of a truck owned by the Biggs Dray Company of Oakland, was instantly killed near Baxter’s Camp on the Reno highway yesterday afternoon when five and a half tons of explosives on the truck ignited and exploded. The explosion occurred shortly after the truck had passed a crew of road workmen, and when the men arrived at the scene, the truck was a total wreck and all the telephone and power lines in the vicinity were down. The highway was badly torn up. The body of Case, with the top of the head blown off by the explosion, was taken from the truck cab. It had been cremated in the flames, burning in powder and gasoline. Eight boxes of giant powder were taken from the truck unexploded. State Traffic Officers Neal Marvin of Auburn and Charles LaPorte of Roseville investigated the explosion. It occurred at 12:15 o’clock, and Case’s watch was found to have stopped at 1:15. Cause of the explosion was undetermined. At several places on the road, however, it was reported that the load on Case’s truck seemed poorly balanced. At one place the truck, a new machine, was said to be very hot. Two men were reported riding with Case earlier in the day, but no trace of them was found at the scene of the explosion. The explosives were for the Callahan Construction Company at Soda Springs, doing construction work at Cisco.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 1-26-1878

At Colfax, January 20, 1878, after a protracted illness which she bore with true Christian fortitude and in the full hope of a blessed immortality, Miss Deborah H. Caswell, aged 61 years, 7 months and 20 days, passed away. (New Bedford, Mass., papers please copy.) The deceased lady was a sister to Mrs. L. T. Allen of Colfax. She came to California about seven years ago and has since that time made her home with her brother-in-law’s family. She had never married, having been somewhat of an invalid ever since her childhood. Although her health was delicate, she was a lady of rare sweetness of disposition and of cultivated mind. She was a model woman, possessing all the domestic virtues. She seemed to be a type of the sunny-tempered, neat, industrious maiden-aunts to whom children become so fondly attached. During her last moments, she was not only resigned to die, being a true Christian, but she was also cheerful and consolatory to the afflicted relatives by her bedside, saying that, at best, she could only have lived a few years longer. She was buried on Tuesday from the M. E. Church, of which denomination she was a consistent member.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-1-1918

George F. Caswell, Jr., the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Caswell, after a severe attack of whooping cough, succumbed to pneumonia at the home of his parents on Ash Street, October 21, 1918, being six months old. Born in Los Angeles, April 22, he was brought here two weeks later. Besides his loving father, who is in the employ of the Southern Pacific, he leaves a sorrowing mother and two brothers and two sisters and a grandmother, who have the sympathy of the entire community. Funeral services were held from the West Undertaking Parlors Friday afternoon, Rev. T. H. Mee, officiating. Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 8-5-1927
Roseville Boy Meets Death Tuesday Near Richardson Springs – Joseph Catalano Falls 75 Feet to Bottom of Canyon – Funeral Held Here Yesterday

Joseph Catalano, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Catalano of 628 Alola Street, Roseville, met instant death soon after 9 o’clock Tuesday morning when he fell 75 feet to the bottom of a canyon near Richardson Springs. Joseph had just crossed the swinging bridge, which is ninety feet above the bottom of the canyon, and climbed down to a ledge a short distance down the wall of the gorge when he lost his balance and plunged head foremost to the bottom, death resulting instantly. The parents of the boy were eye witnesses to the tragedy. The family had gone to Richardson Springs for a two weeks’ vacation, which was to have terminated on Tuesday. Besides the parents, Joseph’s untimely death is mourned by two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Bertogani of Oakland and Grace Catalano of Roseville, and a younger brother, Frank, at home. The body of the unfortunate lad was brought to Roseville Wednesday, and funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from St. Rose’s Catholic Church, Rev. F. Connors celebrating Mass. Interment was in the Roseville IOOF Cemetery.

Roseville Register, Friday, 12-29-1911

Died: On Wednesday, December 20th, at his home in Roseville, J. H. Cavitt bid farewell to this earth and departed for the great unknown. To those who knew him, he was a man of gentle habits and a good and loving father. He was born in Rush County, Indiana, 78 years ago. His parents shortly afterward moved to Iowa and from there to California by ox team in 1864. In 1865 he and his brother left their parents and took a pack train to the Montana mines where they worked for three years, after which they again returned to Iowa where he married a sister of Jack Delaney. During their residence in Iowa, a daughter and a son, Dicie and Sam, were born to them. In the early part of the year of 1890, they came again to California and settled in Truckee where Hazel and Archie were born. Several years ago, he moved to Roseville engaging in the dairy business. Deceased was laid at rest Friday afternoon in Sylvan Cemetery. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian Church at 2 o’clock PM, the Rev. O. L. Linn officiating.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 5-11-1911
Death of One of Our Pioneer Women

Mrs. Rebecca J. Cavitt died at her home near Sylvan schoolhouse Monday evening, May 8, 1911. She had a paralytic stroke a little more than two years ago, from which she never recovered, being almost a complete invalid since that time. Her death, although not unexpected, came as a blow to the many relatives and friends. In early married life, she crossed the plains with her husband behind an ox team, coming to Placer County in 1864 and living all her life since that time on the ranch near Sylvan. Mr. and Mrs. Cavitt united with the Christian church in Iowa and were for a long time among the leaders of that church. Her kindly ways and sweet spirit won for her a host of friends who, with the four children – W. C. and Frank Cavitt, Mesdames Eva Stackhouse and Ida Butler, and a number of grandchildren – mourn her loss. The funeral was held from the family home at 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon, and the hearse was followed by a large number of friends, who thus paid their last tribute to the one who had been of their number. The interment was in the Sylvan Cemetery, and Rev. H. S. Jackson of the Roseville M. E. Church conducted the funeral services.

Roseville Register, Friday, 3-21-1913
Death of Lee Chamberlain - Was One of Northern California’s Best Known Criminal Lawyers

L. L. Chamberlain of Auburn died in Oakland last Sunday night from Spinal Meningitis. His illness was of short duration as he was only taken sick Thursday before his death. On Wednesday he was actively engaged in conducting a case, and his sudden sickness and death came as an unexpected event, and his many Placer County friends had hardly heard of his illness until his death occurred. Mr. Chamberlain was one of the best known and most successful lawyers in Northern California. He had conducted some of the best known cases in the criminal history of the state. He had spent practically his entire life in Placer County, having been born near Lincoln and beginning the practice of law in 1887. He was twice elected as district attorney of Placer County and had also been twice appointed to serve unexpired terms in that office. He was a candidate for superior judge four years ago, being opposed to Judge Prewett, but the latter retained his office. On Friday he was taken to Oakland to the Fabola Hospital but became rapidly worse and died Sunday night at 10 o’clock. Mr. Chamberlain was only 52 years old and would have undoubtedly advanced still higher in his profession had he lived. He was a member of the NSGW, IOOF, Red Men, Knights of Pythias, and Foresters. The funeral services were held yesterday morning from the family home in Auburn at 10 o’clock. Mr. Chamberlain leaves to mourn his loss, besides his wife, three sons and two daughters. In his death, Placer County has lost not only an able lawyer but a good man.

Roseville Tribune and Enterprise, Friday, 7-15-1927
Many Roseville Citizens Pay Tribute to Beloved Friend When Masonic Funeral Services Are Held for Arlington R. Charter in Sacramento Yesterday

Arlington R. Charter was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 3, 1874, and was called from this life at Wells, Nevada, July 10, 1927, after a serious illness extending over several months. At the age of five, he accompanied his parents to Winnemucca, Nevada, where he grew to young manhood and was united in marriage with Miss Blanche Minor of the same city. The first six years of their happy companionship were spent in Ogden, Utah, where he continued his services with the railroad, when they moved to Portland for thirteen years. In 1916 they took up their residence in Roseville, California, where he engaged in the mercantile business until failing health necessitated his retirement for the past few years. During all of his active participation as a trainman, as well as in his commercial and social engagements, he possessed the pleasing faculty of forming lasting friendships. Only those in the most intimate relationship realized how influential he was in materially assisting those in need. Kind and courteous, his sympathies were measureless, while his generosity found many ways of loving expression. In public matters, he had deep concern and his wise council was frequently sought in the promotion of community interests. For many years he had been identified with fraternal organizations, among which were the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, the Free and Accepted Masons, the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Roseville; the Scottish Rite of Sacramento, and the Islam Shrine of San Francisco. It was noteworthy that with all his engrossing business and social pursuits, he maintained an abiding devotion toward his loved ones which was enriched with each passing year. It was the consolation and inspiration of his honored parents that he corresponded each week until his faltering hand could no longer hold the pen that had recorded a thousand noble impulses of a courageous heart. To him the quiet fireside was a hallowed shrine where reflection on the day’s toil gave promise of the peaceful slumber of one with a conscience void of offence toward all mankind. It was his constant delight to share in the common duties of the home, and whenever possible to lighten another’s load thereby enriching the fine art of living for others. Always thinking of and doing for those in need, he developed a true helpfulness that had become second nature, and with it all countless lives were blessed. In his declining strength this sense of lending assistance was ever present, and only in the light of eternity might one reckon the breadth of his sympathy. Quiet and unassuming, he tried to do well his part of the world’s work with the hope that other lives might enjoy a full share of the proffered rewards. Courtesy, fidelity, and integrity were the assets upon which an abiding confidence was securely built. To know him was to love him as a brother interested in the promotion of harmony and goodwill. His coveted place in the home and community life is made the richer by the memory of his unselfish deeds and the cheer silently bestowed by one who will be greatly missed. The parting of the ways came Sunday morning as the congregation in the adjacent church could be heard singing the great hymns of the world’s Redeemer in whom he implicitly trusted during the long weeks of his tarrying on the border land while many friends awaited the will of his Maker. With every known hospital and medical care, blessed by the lives sacred to the patient sufferer, he responded to the certain summons, “Thy will, not mine, be done.” A dutiful son, a devoted husband, a loving father, and a highly esteemed citizen has been called from the fleeting things of time, leaving a vacancy that reminds one and all that “Here we have no continuing city.” The funeral services were held Thursday morning from the chapel of Miller and Skelton in Sacramento, Rev. Thomas H. Mee of the Roseville Methodist Church officiating, and Joseph Oates, Grand Master of the Roseville Masonic Fraternity, presenting the eulogy on behalf of Lodges. Miss Mildred Butler sang “Asleep In Jesus” and “I Worship Thee Sweet Will of God.” Many friends from near and far were present with floral offerings worthy of the good man that had endowed the world so richly for more than a half century. Those who suffer an irreparable loss are the bereaved widow and daughter Eileen of Sacramento and son Arlington of Oakland, and the parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Charter of Portland, Oregon; and one grandson and one sister, Mrs. Marian Amundsen of Portland. One brother, to whom he was greatly attached, was called in 1918. Those who bore the mortal remains to their final resting place beside those of his brother in East Lawn Cemetery in Sacramento were: Messrs William Taylor, E. B. Huskinson, T. H. Boswell, Robert Watson, Henry Schmidt, and W. S. Perry.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 4-1-1927

Eugene P. Chateau, a native of Placer County, for more than fifty years had lived within its borders, having been born in Dutch Flat June 3, 1872, and passed from this life at an early hour Tuesday morning, March 29, 1927. While yet a small boy, he accompanied his parents to Loomis where he continued to reside until 1907, when he took up his residence in Roseville and has since lived here. He was one in a family of three children, all of whom have passed to the great beyond, as had likewise his mother in 1892 and his father in 1912. The greater portion of his mature years had been devoted to mining, of which he was very fond as he ever was with the wide out-of-doors where he loved to be. His study of the geological formations offered him an endless pleasure through which he was led to deep meditation. While he was thus engaged, he constantly held a kindly attitude toward his fellowmen and displayed a keen interest in anyone in need. It was ever his to lend a helping hand where sorrow or misfortune had overtaken anyone within his reach. His unselfish and industrious life continued until about a year ago when his health began to fail, and following an operation he had never been real well. However, the peaceful end came very unexpectedly, and his demise will be felt keenly by the remaining relatives among whom are the following nephews and nieces:  Charles and Henry Lucas of Roseville, John Chateau of Vallejo, Mrs. Katherine Cornwall of Sacramento, and Mrs. Francis Flint of Dutch Flat. Loved and honored by a large circle of friends, the chapter of life closes at the noontide. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the chapel of Broyer & Magner, with Rev. T. H. Mee delivering the message of consolation, and Mrs. B. C. Knapp and Mrs. Carl Sawtell singing “Nearer My God to Thee” and “Tell Mother I’ll Be There.” Interment was in the family plot in the Rocklin Cemetery where floral offerings lent a touch of love and hope. The pall bearers were C. D. White, Crede Sales, and Roy Rhodes of Roseville; William White, Earl Atwater, and John Flint of Cool, El Dorado County.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 5-26-1910
Laid at Rest

The funeral of John M. Chateau took place on Sunday afternoon, May 22, from his late residence, the Rev. J. P. Macaulay, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends to pay the last sad rite to one who was greatly loved in life and is now deeply mourned in death. The deceased was born in San Francisco, Aug. 4, 1867, being one of four children born to Eugene and Mary Chateau. Of his father’s family, three survive him:  Eugene Chateau, the father; Mrs. Mary E. Lucas, wife of James H. Lucas; and Eugene P. Chateau. He married Miss Ann Gildersleeve and their union was blessed with three children, two of them, Katherine and John, with their mother, are the surviving members of the family. After the religious exercises, the body was taken to Rocklin and carried to the grave by the following pall bearers:  Edward Folger, Timothy Farrell, John Curley, Edward Lucas, John Anderrena, and Mr. Barrett.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 2-28-1918

James Chatterton died at the White Hospital last Friday, just as the rising sun drove away the shadows of the night to make way for the passing of the soul. He had reached only the midday of life, being 31 years old, and was in his prime. He leaves to mourn his death a devoted father and a large circle of friends. The services were held at his home, and the body was laid away in Union Center Cemetery on Sunday.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 12-12-1928
Funeral Rites Sunday for Carl Christensen Who Met his Death Last Friday Thru the Accidental Discharge of Shotgun

Funeral services were held at the chapel of Broyer & Magner last Sunday afternoon for Carl Christensen, who met his death on Friday, December 7, 1928, through the accidental discharge of his shotgun. Rev. Thomas H. Mee, former pastor of the Methodist Church and who was Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop No. 1 of which Carl was a member, conducted the services. Mrs. B. C. Knapp and Mrs. P. W. Dornfeld sang beautifully “No Night There” and “Under His Wings.” Those who lovingly bore the casket to its last resting place in the Sylvan Cemetery were close friends of the deceased, Bradford Bergantz, Arthur Mabin, Watson Doll, Joseph Palace, Roy Garner, Vernon Baker, John Stull, Kingdon Graham, and Lawrence Deunsing. A beautiful tribute from the many friends was apparent in the abundance of flowers and floral pieces. Carl Johan Christensen was born in Sacramento, California, November 23, 1912, the youngest son of Hans Emil and Anne Marie Christensen. In the early fall of 1916 he accompanied his parents to Roseville where the remainder of his brief life was passed. Here he attended the Vernon Street and the Atlantic Street schools, graduating in June 1928, and in September entered the Roseville Union High School. He had the happy faculty of making friends and enjoyed the play life of the neighborhood to an extent seldom surpassed in its naturalness and simplicity. Ever before he had reached the Boy Scout age, he regularly accompanied his older brothers to the meetings of Troop No. 1, as well as the Glen Methodist Sunday School. Upon his twelfth birthday, he enlisted in scouting, which he pursued for three years, after which he found pleasure in other activities. For several weeks he had not been well and while absent from school, he wandered with companions frequently into the surrounding country. It was while on one of these trips on Friday afternoon, December 7, 1928, that the unforeseen accident befell him, casting a cloud of sorrow over the entire community and bringing anguish to the household of which he was a cherished member. Beloved by all, he had a cheery smile that bespoke his carefree nature that found liberal expression among the young and those older grown. His inclination was toward mechanics, and it was his intention to follow such a course upon resuming his studies shortly. But this was not to be, the mystery for the present being concealed while we gain no response from vanished hand or the voice that is still. Besides the grief-stricken father and mother, he leaves to mourn his loss two brothers, Robert Roland, Marshall T. J., and one sister, Evelyn Emilie Christensen of Roseville, where a host of friends unite in tender sympathy and earnest solicitation for these in their hour of irreparable loss.

Inquest Held Saturday

The inquest to establish for official record the cause of the death of Carl Christensen was held at the city hall last Saturday afternoon with Deputy Coroner Guy West presiding. The accident occurred near the plant of the Roseville Sand Co., where Harry Phillips is employed. Phillips, who was almost an eye witness to the tragic event, and he and Wallace Gooch, Christensen’s boy companion on a hunting expedition, were called as witnesses at the inquest. Phillips testified that Christensen placed the stock of his shotgun on the ground with the muzzle pointing toward the region of the heart, and with the gun in this position, he proceeded to pump the shells out of the magazine. Mr. Phillips said that he was just thinking that this was a dangerous method of ridding the gun of its contents when suddenly a loud report was heard and he saw young Christensen stagger back and fall with blood flowing through his shirt in the region of the heart. Immediately he telephoned for a physician and finally was forced to drive to the office of a local physician, who, however, was occupied with another patient and did not respond. Mr. Phillips returned to the scene of the accident to find that young Christensen had passed away in his absence. Young Gooch testified substantially the same, and the case was left in the hands of the jurymen who returned a verdict to the effect that Carl Christensen had come to his death by wounds that were self-inflicted accidentally. The coroner’s jury was composed of A. C. Coyan, A. A. Chambers, W. O. Briggs, Cady Martin, L. E. Deming, and L. O. Kinkle.

Newcastle News, Wednesday, 9-26-1917
Three Men Killed in Explosion at Clipper Gap Powder Works Tuesday

An explosion occurred at the Clipper Gap Powder Company’s works at Clipper Gap last Tuesday forenoon. As a result, three men were killed. It happened in the press room, and Joe Cihowski was practically cremated, while Frank Pasinetti and Domingo Larrerte died from their burns. After the explosion, the building collapsed and took fire, and the workmen were unable to rescue the body of Cihowski. Pasinetti and Larrerte were removed but succumbed from their burns in a short time. All the men were single, and although Cihowski and Pasinetti were old-time powder workers, they had been at Clipper Gap but about ten days. Larrarte had been there about a month. Cihowski was a native of Poland, aged 33; Pasinetti, a native of Italy, aged 29; and Larrarte of Spanish descent, a native of California, aged 37. Coroner C. B. Hislop held an inquest Thursday, and as the men were all dead, it could not be ascertained what really caused the accident. Foreman Charles L. Groves testified that he was in the press room three or four minutes before the accident happened. He said everything seemed to be in perfect condition. There was 2800 pounds of black powder in the mill. Nothing but black powder is manufactured. Superintendent H. D. Winters could throw no light on what was the cause of the accident. The jury brought in the following verdict:  “That the men came to their death from burns received by an explosion of powder in the press mill at Clipper Gap, California, September 1917; and we further find that said explosion was purely accidental, and that the management of the works are in no way to blame. Signed W. A. Shepard, Arthur Hallborn, L. G. Perkins, W. E. Larson, H. L. Bailey, U. Sarti, A. Cortopassi, L. F. Bradbury, J. C. Campbell, L. H. Joninon, Cornelius Lucy.” The funeral was held Thursday afternoon, Rev. Father Gavin conducting the services. Interment in the IOOF Cemetery, Auburn. The employees of the works attended in a body, and the company paid all expenses.

Roseville Register, 6-10-1910

The announcement was made late Monday evening that Mrs. Maggie Cirby, the beloved wife of George H. Cirby, a prominent and lifelong resident of this city, had breathed her last, having passed away about 5 o’clock in the afternoon. The deceased has for three years been a patient sufferer from that dread affliction, cancer in the breast. Everything that medical science could suggest had been tried, but the tumor had taken such deep hold that even after several operations had been performed, it continued to eat its way to the vital organs. During all this period of intense physical agony, the deceased bore up with the fortitude of a noble, true woman, uttering little complaint. Her suffering was great, but even in its intensity she was encouraged by the ministrations of a devoted husband and a large circle of warm friends, until death came to her relief. She leaves a son 17 years old and a daughter about 8, who will miss a kind, indulgent mother’s care; a devoted husband, who mourns the loss of a noble companion. Her father and other relatives reside near Dixon. Mrs. Cirby was a native of Canada but came to this country when a child, residing with her parents in the south for a while. She came with them to California about 30 years ago. She was married to George Cirby about 18 years ago, during which period, up to the time of her death, was the central figure of a happy home in this city. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian Church yesterday afternoon; Rev. O. L. Linn performing the last sad rites, and the remains were followed to their last resting place in the Odd Fellows Cemetery by hosts of sorrowing friends and relatives. The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved husband and family.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 4-12-1917
Pioneer Woman Called by Death

Mary J. Cirby, pioneer citizen of Placer County, passed over the great divide Wednesday evening, having reached the ripe age of 75 years. Mrs. Mary J. Cirby came to California 65 years ago and had ever since that time resided in the immediate neighborhood of Roseville. The funeral will be held Sunday and will be at the First Methodist Church. She leaves to mourn her death, two daughters, Mrs. Nancy J. Bailey and Mrs. Lucy B. Darling, six sons, George H., John W., Thomas L., James L., Walter F., and Arthur A. Cirby, besides the entire neighborhood and especially the pioneers who reside in this vicinity and in the around Antelope who had learned to love and respect her.

Sacramento Bee, 4-15-1969
Auburn Funeral is Slated for Paul Claiborne

AUBURN—Masonic funeral services will be held at 2 PM tomorrow in the Chapel of the Hills for Paul Claiborne Sr., 67, founder of the 20-30 International and longtime business and civic leader of Placer County. A native of Gas City, IN, he died Sunday after a heart attack at home. He had been a resident of California for 65 years and moved to Auburn from Sacramento in 1926. His widow yesterday received a telegram from President Richard Nixon, a member of the 20-30 Club in California, expressing regret. The telegram stated:  "Pat and I were distressed to hear of Paul’s untimely death. We have lost a dear, old friend and no words could convey how deeply he will be missed. Please know that our thoughts are with you. We pray that God may bless and strengthen you through this sad and lonely time." Claiborne, who was president and general manager of the Placer Savings and Loan Association which he founded in 1947, held memberships in the Auburn Rotary Club, Yreka Lodge No. 16, F and AM, Delta Chapter No. 27 Royal Order of Masons, Auburn Commandery Order of Knights Templar, Ben Ali Shrine Temple, Sacramento Court No. 119, Royal Order of Jesters, Placer Shrine Club of Auburn, Sacramento Consistory of Scottish Rights Masons, Auburn Elks, Auburn Dam Committee, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, Tahoe Club of Auburn, Sierra View Country Club of Roseville, Placer County Board of Realtors, Grandfathers Club of Sacramento, and Eagles Lodge of Auburn. He was a former member of the Placer County Republicans Central Committee, past president of the Tahoe Council of the Auburn Area Boy Scouts, a former member of the Auburn City Planning Commission and the Auburn Union Elementary School Board, and past president of the Golden Chain Council. He is survived by his widow, Mary; son, Paul Jr. of Auburn; daughters, Merrilee Clark of Auburn and Joycelyn Aronson of Cupertino, Santa Clara County; brothers, Carl of Carmichael, Lloyd of Roseville, and Burneth of Southgate, Los Angeles County; sisters, Ruth Hunter and Erma Piches, both of Roseville, Vieva Nichols of Orangevale and Mrs. Dale Foster of Fountain City, TN; and eight grandchildren. The family requests that any remembrance be sent to the 20-30 Club, Project Deaf or the Rotary Foundation.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-21-1913

Joseph Clara, a native of Italy, aged 63 years, died Saturday, and his funeral took place Sunday afternoon from the Catholic Church.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 12-19-1928
Many Friends Pay Loving Tribute to Beautiful Life When Funeral Services are Held Sunday for Mrs. A. B. Clark

Funeral services were held at the chapel of Broyer & Magner Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Florence Clark, who passed away at the hospital in Auburn on Friday, December 14, 1928, after an illness of many months duration. Rev. B. W. Brock was the officiating pastor. Beautiful hymns were sung by the choir consisting of Mrs. B. C. Knapp, Mrs. Irl B. Robinson, W. G. Rees, and C. C. Hart, with Mrs. Gerald Gasser at the piano. Hearts were mellowed and sympathizing tears were shed as the singers rendered the beautiful words of “Asleep in Jesus” and “When the Golden Bells Ring for You and Me.” Pastor Brock read comforting passages of scripture from I Cor. 15, Colossans, and II Cor. 5. He prayed for the strength that can only come from the Heavenly Father in the trying hour, that they might look up through their tears and sorrow and say “Not my will but Thine be done.” According to the request of the departed upon her death bed, the pastor’s remarks were based on the 23rd Psalm. In tender tones with a voice at times choked with tears, the minister spoke of the sterling character of the deceased. Florence Clark was born in Kentucky, February 14, 1896. Here she spent her girlhood days and in the after days was united in marriage with Boyd Clark. She was converted in 1908 in Keokuk, Kentucky, and with her husband she later came to California and in 1921 she united with the Landmarker Baptist Church in Roseville. The pastor paid a magnificent tribute to her faithfulness in this organization in saying that she was intensely loyal with one supreme ideal, that of devotion to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The shadows sometimes came to her minister and in the contemplation of her service and supreme optimism there came the ray of sunshine that dispelled the gloom. She was a devoted mother, and her life will live in the lives of her children. She was a faithful friend, and her friendship stood forth in scintillating splendor in terms of love and service. Her place in the church, home, and community will indeed be difficult to fill. She had lived such a life that when she came to the end of the way, she was able to say,

“I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith, I have finished my course and henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, and not for me only but to all who love His appearing."

She leaves to mourn and yet to rejoice over a life which is like the flowers that perform their bright ministry of love and folding their petals die, leaving behind a fragrance that never passes away, the loving and devoted husband, A. B. Clark, and children, Roy, Eldon and Flora Modell; two sisters, Flora Fowler of Gerber and Pearl lJarvis of Oklahoma; three brothers, Chester, Joseph, and Rev. Charles Hunt of Mt. Shasta; and a half brother, William Tigue. The interment was in Roseville Cemetery. The pallbearers were K. Rogers, Jess Beard, Guy Griffith, Ed Kestell, and Ray and C. Davis.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 1-31-1918

Charles Haney Clear was born in Massachusetts, January 17, 1855, and passed from this life January 24, 1918, at the age of 63 years. He attended the New England schools and later engaged in business there until 1891 when he came to California. He had lived in San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, and the past eight years near Roseville where he was engaged in farming. Just prior to coming here, he had been an assistant to the Secretary of State. He was a man of exceptional good traits of character. Those most intimately acquainted were especially impressed with his large-hearted, generous disposition. He was the very essence of unselfishness, being willing to deny himself at all times for the happiness of others. He was loving and devoted, possessing a deep sense of the value of friendship which was his nature to cultivate. His early training was such as to have stored his mind with good thoughts and impressions which exemplified themselves in all of his subsequent life. He had a keen memory, and the recalling of Bible quotations and the great Hymns of the Centuries was a fruitful field of pastime and unfailing enjoyment. This happy faculty gave him poise and insight which made his company congenial and elevating. Because of his self-sacrificing manner, it was the more easy for him to sympathize with those in need. Always directing his thought toward others won for him lasting friendships wherever he lived. This is especially noteworthy in this community where the eventide of life was quietly and serenely passed. Well might it have been said of him “Let me live by the side of the road and be a friend of men.” Besides a grief-stricken widow whose impaired health prevents her being present, he leaves to bless his memory the following relatives:a son, Charles, Portland; two brothers and two sisters, Beecher K. of Portland, Edmund of New York; Mrs. Nettie Bowman, Oroville; and Mrs. Lavinia Tracy, Oakland. In tenderly laying to rest these mortal remains in the hope of a happy reunion, our hearts go out in tender sympathy for the loved ones who remain and with a prayer for our Father’s blessing. He was an honored member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles who likewise join in deepest sympathy.

Lincoln News-Messenger, Wednesday, 8-22-1917
San Accident Near Georgetown

Most pitiable and indeed heart-breaking was the accidental shot which resulted in the death Sunday of J. W. Cleaver, for about five years a resident of this vicinity. Mr. Cleaver and his wife and four children had arranged to start for their former home in Missouri on Monday, but he decided to have a deer hunt on Sunday with the Neilson brothers before his departure. They went into the mountains above Georgetown where the fatal accident occurred. As the coroner’s inquest has not been held, the full particulars cannot be given in this issue. It is stated that a Mr. Burley of Vacaville fired the shot that ended the life of Cleaver. As near as we can learn, the particulars are about as follows:  The shooting was entirely accidental, and Cleaver is stated to have absolved his slayer from blame before he died. There were many hunters in the woods fifteen miles above Georgetown Sunday, among them being a number of Auburn people and a party from Lincoln. Cleaver and the Neilson brothers were in the latter party, and the Vacaville man was hunting with them. Burley is stated to have said that he shot at a deer that was between him and Cleaver. Cleaver was out of his sight beyond some brush, and Burley claimed he had no idea that any member of the party had advanced so far. The bullet struck Cleaver in the leg, making an ugly wound. He called for help and was rushed to Georgetown where Dr. W. S. Hickman gave him first aid treatment. He was then hurried to Auburn where a place had been prepared for him in the nursing home. The shock and loss of blood were too much, however, and the long trip by automobile was hard on him in his condition. He passed away soon after being taken to his cot. J. W. Cleaver was well liked by all who knew him. He was a genial, upright, and honest man, a good neighbor, a good man, and a good citizen. He was a native of Missouri and 34 years of age and is survived by wife, four children, a sister Mrs. Stevens who resides hear here, and many other relatives. His untimely death was a great shock to his family and friends. Just at manhood’s meridian, his days filled with sunbeams, his nights with stars, when expectation pointed exultingly to a roseate future that seemed to be awaiting him, when in full health, without one premonition of approaching sorrow, to be stricken in one moment and to pass into silence so suddenly; was a fate which leaves those near and dear to him stunned and inconsolable in their grief. The remains were shipped to his old home in Maysfield, Missouri, Tuesday, and upon their arrival there, funeral services will be held. Mrs. Cleaver and four children departed also. A coroner’s inquest will be held today.

Roseville Register, Friday, 9-26-1913
Popular Loomis Man Dies of Appendicitis

Last Tuesday S. K. Clement went to Oakland where he entered a hospital for treatment as he had been quite ill for some time. After an examination had been made, it was discovered that he was suffering with appendicitis and formed that an operation was needed at once. The operation was performed Wednesday morning, and the patient was apparently resting well and seemed to be in a fair way to recover, until Thursday when a decided change for the worse was taken. Mr. Clement died Thursday evening. It is expected that the remains will be cremated at Oakland either Saturday or Sunday. Mr. Clement was a genial, good-natured gentleman and to know him was to be his friend. Mrs. Clement, who was recently operated on at the same hospital, returned to her home in Oakland two weeks ago much improved by her treatment.

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Saturday, 12-18-1875

Fatal Accident - A sad accident occurred in the mill at Camp 18 last Saturday, resulting in the death of a highly estimable young man named Frank Clindinin. While Mr. Clindinin was engaged near the saw, the log upon which they were at work broke in two and threw one of the iron dogs upon the rapidly revolving saw. The dog was hurled through the air with great violence and partly buried itself in the young man’s side near the groin. Mr. Bragg, one of the proprietors of the mill, hastened to the spot and withdrew the iron from the young man’s side. A stream of blood gushed out when the iron was withdrawn, nearly as large as a man’s wrist. One of the main arteries had been severed, and although they managed to prolong his life a couple of hours, death was inevitable. Mr. Clindinin was 23 years of age and came here last April from St. Stephens, New Brunswick, where his parents, brother, sister, and wife reside. He was buried at Boca, Monday morning at half-past ten, the Rev. N. G. Luke conducting the funeral services. The deepest sympathy is felt for the bereaved family, to whom the news will be a terrible blow.

Placer Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 11-27-1929
Last Rites for Mrs. Alma Coburn Said Here Monday

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Broyer & Magner Chapel for Mrs. Alma E. Coburn, who died Friday after an illness of more than two weeks with pneumonia. The service was conducted by the Rev. M. W. Coates. Burial was at Rocklin Cemetery. The deceased, wife of Charles Coburn, was born May 12, 1893, near Penryn. She was a daughter of Mrs. Amanda Gregory of Loomis and the late Judge John Gregory of Rocklin and Roseville. Besides the husband, three children survive. They are Merl, 16; Marvin, 14; and Carlyn, 6. Three sisters and three brothers survive. They are Mrs. Susan Royer of Roseville, Mrs. Lena Dias and Mrs. Mabel Sheehan of Loomis, Joseph Gregory of Sacramento, N. A. Gregory of Vallejo, and Frank Gregory of Roseville. Mrs. Coburn spent her early life at Rocklin, attending school there. She was married to Charles Coburn in 1911 and the family lived for a time in Nevada, later moving to Roseville.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 11-7-1926
S. P. Telegraph Operator Dies From Injuries Received From Being Run Over Here Early Sunday Morning

Earl F. Cochrane, 28, telegraph operator in the employ of the Southern Pacific Company here, died in the company’s hospital at Sacramento at 10 o’clock Sunday night as the result of being run over by a string of cars in the Roseville yards about 4:30 o’clock Sunday morning. Cochrane, after having delivered orders to the second section of train No. 5, on the main line track, started to return to the yard office, to reach which it was necessary to cross several switching tracks. While looking in one direction to avoid a moving locomotive, he was apparently unaware of a string of cars being switched from the opposite direction, although Brakeman C. S. Price, who was an eye-witness to the catastrophe, endeavored to warn Cochrane by shouting to him. Cochrane, probably thinking that he was being warned against the danger he was avoiding, continued on his way and was knocked to the ground and run over by the string of cars coming from the other direction. His right hand was cut off above the wrist and his left leg between the knee and hip. After receiving first aid from Dr. B. Woodbridge, Cochrane was rushed to the company’s hospital in Sacramento by special train. The injured man retained consciousness throughout following the accident and previous to his removal from here.

Cochrane was 28 years of age and a native of Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife, Winifred Cochrane and a two-year-old son Kenneth of Roseville; a brother, Albert D. Cochrane of Fair Oaks; two sisters, Mrs. E. L. Durham of Folsom and Mrs. J. W. Alexander of Fair Oaks. The unfortunate man’s father, A. D. Cochane, Sr., 84 years of age, who had been visiting his sons and daughters here, left on Saturday for his home in Marble City, Oklahoma. Funeral services for Mr. Cochrane were held in the cemetery at Fair Oaks at three o’clock Tuesday afternoon.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 4-30-1930
Heart Attack Fatal to “Chuck” Coe, 54

Edward A. “Chuck” Coe, aged 54, and a well-known character of Rocklin and Roseville for more than forty years, died at Rocklin Sunday afternoon of heart failure. The funeral will be held at 10 o’clock this morning from the undertaking parlor of C. B. Hislop at Auburn. The body will be interred at the family plot at Rocklin. The deceased was a native of Donner Lake, moving to Rocklin about forty years ago, where he worked in the quarries for years, later entering the employ of the Southern Pacific at Rocklin and Roseville. At one time he owned two race horses that won fame for him and themselves. He was a brother of Mrs. George York of Rocklin and uncle of Mrs. Bert Ramsey of Loomis and a nephew of Mrs. Hanson of Roseville.

Sacramento Daily Union, 05 Jun 1876

AUBURN, May 28 - John Cole, 69 years.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 10-17-1928
Brakeman L. F. Cole Died Suddenly at  Sparks Last Saturday Night

Funeral services for L. F. Cole were held at 2 PM Monday from Garlick’s Undertaking Parlor, Sacramento, and burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen was in charge of the services, and six members of that order acted as pallbearers:  Don L. Bass, W. J. Fitzgerald, Everett Stillmes, Frank Morleys, M. Lavaile, and Joe Clark. Trainman Cole died very suddenly in Sparks, Nevada, about midnight, Saturday. He was stricken suddenly with a sharp pain in the pit of his stomach while in his caboose just ready to start to Roseville. He was carried at once to a doctor but had expired before reaching the office. He was 50 years old. He is survived by his wife of Roseville and his mother, a sister, and a brother, all residing elsewhere.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 12-5-1928
Mrs. Mary E. Coleman, Former Resident, Buried Here Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Coleman, who died in Sacramento on November 30, 1928, at the age of 76 years, were held in Sacramento Monday afternoon, and burial took place in the Roseville IOOF Cemetery beside the body of her late husband, Frederick Coleman. Mrs. Coleman formerly resided in Roseville and had many friends here. She was the sister-in-law of Mrs. Ida Butler of Roseville, and of George Coleman of Antelope. She is survived by her brother, Lyman Triant of Willows and her sister, Mrs. Josephine Deeble of Sacramento, and by her nieces, Mrs. Let Arters of Antelope and Mrs. Phil Hoffner of Roseville.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 11-8-1917
Funeral of Official Largely Attended

AUBURN, Nov. 7 - The funeral of George Collins, member of the board of supervisors and for two years its chairman, was held last Saturday afternoon and was attended by a large concourse of friends. The services began at his late residence at 3 o’clock, and Rev. Grant L. Shaeffer of the Congregational Church officiated in the religious rites. The Masonic and Knights of Pythias fraternities were represented by large numbers, and the Volunteer Firemen also paid a tribute of respect to the departed, Mr. Collins having been a member of each organization. The members of the board of supervisors were present as were other county and city officials, businessmen, and people in all walks of life. There were a great many floral pieces heaped about the casket, some of them very beautiful and all of them bearing a token of the high esteem in which the departed had been held. The body was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Placer Herald, Auburn, 7-11-1891
Death of a Pioneer – Jas. Collins, after a Protracted Illness, Goes to Meet his Reward

Another of California’s pioneers has gone, another of Placer’s good men has crossed the dark river. James Collins, a resident of this neighborhood for 40 years, and against who in all that time a word of reproach has never been uttered, died at his home in the suburbs of Auburn last Thursday, the 9th instant. Mr. Collins, who in health was a vigorous specimen of stalwart manhood, became afflicted a few years ago with rheumatism and slowly the dread disease encroached on his vitality and finally, after what seemed an age of suffering, caused his death. Mr. Collins was born in Kentucky a little more than 70 years ago. His father died when he was only 18 months old. When yet a small boy, he moved with his mother to Missouri. From Missouri he crossed the plains to California in 1849. He settled at Rough and Ready in Nevada County and went to mining. In 1851 he came to Auburn, settled on Spanish Flat, north of town, and has lived there ever since. In 1868 he married Miss Eliza Gains, who, with four children – three sons and one daughter – survive him and are left to mourn the loss of a model husband and a dutiful and affectionate father. In their sore affliction, they have the heartfelt sympathy of a legion of friends who knew their loved one in his life and who esteemed him for his manly virtues and nobleness of soul.  

Lincoln News-Messenger, 1-9-1945
Pioneer Buried

COLFAX—William F. Collins, pioneer, was buried in Colfax, aged 82. Collins, a native of Tennessee, came to California in 1852, crossing the plains with an ox team. He settled at “Hangtown,” now Placerville, and mined in Georgetown and Iowa Hill. In 1858 he returned home. He came back to California in 1892 to make his home with one of his sons, N. T. Collins of Colfax. Collins was born in Tennessee, August 30, 1821. He is survived by three sons and two daughters:  E. C. Collins, San Francisco; Mrs. Kate Safford, Livermore; Mrs. Mollie Wagner, Salem, Ore.; J. M. Collins, Boise, Idaho; and N. T. Collins, Colfax, Cal.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 5-23-1930
Mrs. M. E. Colstrem, 78, Passes at Nicolaus

Mrs. Mary Emma Colstrem of Nicolaus, mother of Mrs. I. Leroy Burns of this city, passed away at her ranch home Tuesday evening after an illness of eight weeks caused from paralysis. Funeral services were conducted in Roseville yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery here. The deceased was 78 years, 1 month and 26 days old. She and her husband were pioneer Sutter County residents, she having lived in that county for 56 years. She was born in Litchfield, Illinois, and was married twice. Her first husband, David F. Whitlock, preceded her to the grave 17 years ago. She was later married to Frank Colstrem. The deceased was a member of the Christian Church. During the many weeks of her illness, she bore her suffering with Christian fortitude and patience, and remained cheerful until the end. She was the mother of Ernest and Louis Whitlock of Pleasant Grove, Mrs. Bertha Burns of Roseville, and the late Mrs. Mabel Hart, sister of Mrs. Virginia Jones of Illinois; grandmother of Mrs. Berta Coberly and Jack LeRoy Burns of Roseville, Louis H. Whitlock of Pleasant Grove, Mrs. Myrtle Jones, Mrs. Ida Tange and David F. Curtis of Oakland, Albert L. Curtis of Stockton, Llewellyn A. and Irvine R. Curtis of Sacramento, and Maurice J. Curtis of Colusa. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 11-17-1877
Died - In Rocklin, Nov. 7th, of membranous croup, Frankie L., son of W. H. and Amine Comstock, aged 5 years and 13 days.

Obituary - A large number of neighbors and friends gathered at the funeral, which was held at the Congregational Church. The pastor spoke from the words of the Savior, recorded in Matt. xviii, 14:  “Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.” Schoolmates from both the district and Sabbath schools joined in singing the hymn, “Gone to the grave is our loved one, gone with a youthful bloom,” and as they recalled how only last Sabbath he took his accustomed seat among them and joined in the customary exercises of the Sunday school in which he so much delighted, and as they came to the words, “They are going down the valley, the deep, dark valley; we shall see their faces never more,” there were few that were unmoved to tears for little Frankie was beloved by all, and though so young, had by his bright and cheery face and uniformly good deportment made himself a general favorite. And many neighbors and friends and especially the members of the Sabbath school, mourn his loss and sympathize deeply with his bereaved parents in their affliction.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 5-25-1928
Mrs. Joseph Conroy Enters Great Beyond at the Age of 55 Years – The End Came Tuesday Evening – Largely Attended Funeral Held Thursday

Shortly after the sun had rested on the western horizon Tuesday, one of our much beloved daughters of a highly respected pioneer family answered her Master’s call to lay down the tasks of this earthly life, closing a sojourn of fifty-five years, mostly in the golden state. Born at Cool, El Dorado County, July 12, 1872, Gertrude Terry was one in a happy family of five sisters and three brothers, of whom she was the first to cross the invisible divide. In her home community, she grew to young womanhood and was united in marriage with Joseph Conroy and shortly after took up their residence in Auburn. Later they had lived in Colfax and in Crescent City, and since 1912 in Roseville. Her companionate nature made her a most treasured member of the family circle, the interests of whom she ever held in fond regard. Of a loving nature she greatly enriched life, offering her utmost strength on behalf of others. Having never been blessed with children of her own, she was a true mother to those of her brothers and sisters. To share all of the benefits of life that came within her possession was her second nature. A loving, devoted sister and wife, she shed gladness all about her. For many years she was actively identified with the Native Daughters and of the Maccabees, but of recent years her failing health necessitated a more retiring life in which she continued to do much good. Carrying the sentiments of her childhood for the beauties of nature, she was a lover of flowers and of the mountains in which she spent many happy seasons. Since the first of the present year, she was obliged to lessen her activities, though few realized that the end of life's journey was so near. Her passing has brought a loneliness in which her faithful companion bears a full measure. She also leaves the following brothers:  Elmore of Chico, Arthur of Cisco, and Raleigh of San Jose; also sisters, Alice Conroy and Mrs. Bell Johnson of Roseville, Mrs. Annie Barnes of Portola, and Mrs. Nellie Duncan of Placerville. These, with her two aunts, Mrs. Josephine Goodpastor and Mrs. Hattie Heindel of Roseville and Georgetown, respectively, have the sincere sympathy of many of the lifelong friends of one whose works bless her memory. The funeral services which were held on Thursday afternoon from the chapel of Broyer & Magner were attended by many relatives and friends from a distance who offered floral tributes in keeping with the good life just closed. Rev. T. H. Mee officiated and Mrs. D. W. Parker and Mrs. B. C. Knapp sang "Lead Kindly Light" and "Sometime We’ll Understand", accompanied by Mrs. A. S. Teal. The pall bearers were William Butler, William Taylor, Harry Flint, H. T. Miller, George Cirby, and Henry Nolte. Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Placer Herald (Auburn), 4-30-1887
Passing Away – One of Placer’s Pioneer and Prominent Citizens Laid to Rest

Charles Constable, one of California’s pioneers who came to this state in 1849 and to Placer County in 1850, died after a protracted illness at the Borland Hotel in Auburn last Monday. Mr. Constable was a native of England but crossed the ocean to America at the age of thirteen. He came to this state from Pennsylvania. Soon after going to Todd’s Valley, he associated himself with A. A. Pond. They made money, and for many years the firm name of Pond & Constable was among the most prominent mining men of Placer County. With the collapse of hydraulic mining, their fortune begun to wane and in the struggle, their vast property became encumbered and finally lost. Mr. Pond did not long survive their misfortune, and for several years Mr. Constable has been an invalid. Deceased leaves a brother and sister, now residents of Todd’s Valley. His remains were interred in Sacramento on Tuesday by the side of his wife who died some six years ago.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 8-3-1878
Death of James Cook

On Monday morning about half past 9 o’clock, the community of Colfax was shocked by the announcement that James Cook, a well known and much esteemed citizen of that town, had been fatally injured while at work in the Rising Sun Mine near that place. About two hours later, the sad news of his death fell like a pall upon the townspeople, most of who felt as though a personal bereavement had come to them. The facts of this melancholy occurrence are briefly as follows:  Mr. Cook was employed at the bottom of a winze or air-shaft when a bucket which was being lowered got afoul of timbers or struck the side of the shaft. This had the effect of capsizing the bucket and detaching it from the hook. It fell a distance of thirty or forty feet, striking Mr. Cook on the head. Aid was promptly rendered, but it was of no avail. His skull had been fractured above the right temple. Other injuries about the head were noticeable, and blood flowed from his ears and nostrils. In a little while he breathed his last. The body was conveyed to the Masonic Hall and in due time was placed in a handsome new burial casket which had been ordered from Grass Valley. A committee from Illinoistown lodge, No. 51, F&AM (of which deceased had been a member in good standing for over ten years previous to his death) had been appointed to watch over the remains on Monday night. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal Church and also at the grave. The sacred edifice was thronged to its utmost capacity, a number of those present being representatives from the Masonic lodges in the adjacent towns to whom telegrams had been sent. Members of the fraternity were present from Grass Valley, Dutch Flat, Gold Run, and Auburn, besides a full turnout of the lodge at Colfax. Rev. W. A. Hughes preached a brief but pathetic sermon from the Ninetieth Psalm, directing the attention of his auditors to the central truth that death is but the link that binds the present to the hereafter. The choir, consisting of Miss Addie Hayford who presided at the organ, Mr. and Mrs. Wm B. Storey, Mr. W. B. Hayford and Mr. W. Benjaman, sang with very touching melody some very appropriate hymns. Although the day was rather uncomfortably warm, the church was cool and well ventilated, the glaring sunlight was excluded, and the hush of solemnity was unbroken save by the sweet cadence of the sacred sounds which fell upon the ears of the reverential and mournful listeners. The pall-bearers were six in number—A. B. Brady of Grass Valley, L. T. Allen of Colfax, W. G. Wolfe of Iowa Hill, W. A. Hanes and D. Ingersoll of Colfax, and W. C. Stokes of Grass Valley. The funeral was one of the largest ever seen in Colfax—all classes joining in the honors to the dead. The Masonic procession under the marshalship of C. M. Kopp of Dutch Flat was, for a town like Colfax, quite an imposing turnout. Among those whom we noticed in the ranks were Hon. J. C. Coleman of Grass Valley; A. G. Oliver of Gold Run; Messers. Hollenbeck, Kinkade, Borland, Holle, and Hellwig of Auburn; and a number of other prominent citizens from abroad. At the cemetery, the impressive services of the Masonic burial were read, and many were the moist eyes as the leaden clods fell upon the bier of him who but a few brief hours before was one of themselves, a strong, healthy man, a sympathetic friend, an upright citizen, and an esteemed brother. Deceased was 38 years of age and a native of New York where his relatives live. “Peace to his ashes!”

Roseville Register, Thursday, 12-28-1916
Pioneer of Placer Dies

AUBURN—James Cook, a rancher who has resided in this county since the early mining days, died December 24 after an illness of more than two months. Cook was known to the community because of his eccentric habit of driving to town with a mule hitched to his buggy.

Placer Herald, Auburn, Thursday, 3-24-1898
Death of Alonzo Cooper

On Sunday last the last summons came to Alonzo Cooper, near Ft. Jones, Siskiyou county, whither he had gone only a few weeks since, to engage in mining. There pneumonia took hold of him and after an illness of almost a week, the end came.

Mr. Cooper came to California in 1854 from Maine, that being his native State. In 1862 he returned to Biddeford, Me., and the following year maried Mary A. Lowell, a sister of J. M. Lowell of this city. They came to California and he engaged in farming and mining; he was one of the original locators of the Swam Angel mine in Nevada County. On December 11, 1895, Mrs. Cooper died and three children survive the parents, Mrs. Addie Glover, who resides near Clipper Gap; Charles, a freght conductor between Sacramento and Truckee; and Ed., who works for Ed. Bryce. The last named was called to his father's bedside thursday and was with him when he died.

Mr. Cooper came to Placer county about twenty years ago and purchased the property knows as the Sam Cogswell farm near Clipper Gap. The remains were brought here and the funeral service took place Tuesday afternoon, Rev. H.E. Burgess officiating. The floral pieces were very beautiful sent by brother empoyees of Charles.

Roseville Register, Friday, 9-20-1918

Charles Cooper was born seventy-six years ago and was an experienced brick layer, having followed that trade for twenty years in Sacramento and nine in Roseville. He was a man of but few words and rarely took an active part in public affairs, although his interest in such was deep. He passed away Sept. 13 at his home in Cherry Glen, and a large number of friends and associates of the Bricklayer’s Union mourn his passing. His funeral was attended by close friends who laid him tenderly to rest in IOOF Cemetery. Rev. T. H. Mee officiated at the services.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 7-1-1927
Mrs. Cora E. Cooper Called by Death at the Age of 58 – Funeral Services will be Held Saturday Afternoon Under Eastern Star Auspices

The many friends of Mrs. Cora E. Copper will be shocked to hear of her death at her home at 3:00 AM Thursday, June 30. Mrs. Cooper was born in Ohio and was 58 years of age in December 1926. She leaves to mourn her loss two sons, Claire M. Cooper, married and residing at 607 Main Street; and Clyde E. Cooper, who made his home with his mother at 101 South Lincoln Street; and a niece, Mrs. E. H. Lange of Hot Springs, South Dakota, who has been at her aunt’s bedside the last three weeks. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday from the chapel Broyer & Magner and will be conducted by Rose Chapter No. 292, Order of the Eastern Star, with Mrs. Gladys McRae, worthy matron, presiding. Mrs. Cooper was a member of Rose Chapter by affiliation being a past matron of a chapter in South Dakota from which state she moved with her family several years ago. Mrs. Cooper had been a sufferer for many months. Following an operation a year or so ago, her health was improved. Previous to that time she purchased her home on South Lincoln in which she opened a small grocery and notions store which she conducted until her health again failed her.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Thursday, 10-14-1937
Former Owner of Sterling Lumber Co., Old Resident, Dies

Funeral services are scheduled to be held from the Broyer Chapel at 1:30 PM tomorrow (Friday) for Edward Lowell Cooper, 70, said to have been the owner of the lumber company now operated by the Sterling Lumber Co. and a former butcher of this city. Services are to be under direction of Roseville Aerie of Eagles, of which he had been a member for years. Born in Dutch Flat, he spent much of his early life in Auburn, for a time operating the lumber company referred to and later being identified with an ice concern. He moved to this city 29 years ago and has since made his home here, retiring from active business only a few years ago. He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Mary Cooper; a son, Lloyd E. of Berkeley; and a sister, Mrs. Addie Glover of Sacramento.

Placer Herald, Auburn, Saturday, 12-14-1895
Death of Mrs. Cooper

Mrs. Mary Cooper died at her home in Christian Valley, Wednesday after a long illness of heart trouble. The funeral was held Thursday from the residence, the Rev. Mr. Burgess preaching a touching discourse. Interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Auburn. Deceased was a woman of high attainments and was beloved by all who knew her. She was the wife of A. Cooper and the sister of J. M. and the late Geo. P. Lowell.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 9-20-1879
Roseville Letter

It has been the painful duty of our citizens to follow to their last resting place, lately, the remains of two old and respected neighbors, Mrs. Joslyn, a daughter of Mr. Daniel Stephenson, who was buried Saturday afternoon, and Mr. S. T. Cooper, who was buried Sunday afternoon. Both funerals were largely attended by the friends of the deceased.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-27-1913
Veteran Dies in Newcastle

George Copelin, a Civil War veteran who, for the past twenty years, has lived with the family of Fred Armes near Newcastle, died Saturday last and was buried there last Monday. The funeral was held by Belmont Post, G. A. R., Rev. H. G. Miller of the Congregational Church preaching the funeral sermon and Belmont Post conducting the ceremonies at the cemetery. Deceased was 76 years of age and a native of England. He is survived by his son, Thomas Copelin, Southern Pacific conductor running out of Sacramento, and two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Crouch and Mrs. F. Cook of Sacramento.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 9-1-1910
Suicide Beside Wife’s Tomb

Cold and rigid in death, the remains of Julius Cordreann were discovered about 6 o’clock last Friday morning lying in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery within a few feet of the tomb of his wife, with a hole bored through his left breast and a revolver beside the body. Cordreann was a mechanic of this city, who buried his wife a couple of months ago, since which time he had been continually morose and despondent, and spent much time around the last resting place of his companion, to whom in life and death he was devoutly attached. He has been working in the Southern Pacific shops here and was a skilled coppersmith. He was about 58 years old, born in Romania, was frugal, and owned a comfortable home in the Schellhous tract. As the letter left by him show, he had some cash in the bank. Two weeks ago, in company with W. J. Pruett, a carpenter of this city, he made a trip to the mountains near Georgetown where he had recently bought an interest in a mine. While at work prospecting his claim, he told his companion that “if the mine did not turn out all right, it is all off,” and drawing his revolver, said, “I have had this against my breast twice before, but the next time it will be a go.” A few days ago, he went into the undertaking establishment of Harmer & Co. and selected a coffin in which he said he wanted to be buried. On several occasions he has indicated that he intended to take his own life. The following letter was found in one of his pockets, addressed to Dr. Wheeler. The letter reads:

Dear Dr. Wheeler: I am sick and tired. I do not know what is going to happen to me.

In case I die, let me be buried beside my wife. I have left my last will and testament with Dr. Woodbridge. I have $170 in the Roseville bank, about $20 due me in wages from the Southern Pacific, and $9 in a drawer in my dresser.

Please don’t spend more than $60 on my funeral. I greet Dr. Woodbridge and his family. I ask forgiveness from everybody.

I thank them very much for their sympathy. Since my dear wife’s death, I have not had a moment’s rest and had to take medicine every day to sleep. I did wait that maybe my end would come, but it didn’t. I can’t live so. I am ashamed of myself, only I can’t help it. My dear wife was my angel; she is gone. I have to go too, sooner or later, and the sooner the better. I have to suffer too much. Please let the nursery man put the flowers back again as they are now after I am buried and pay him for it. Please forgive me, Dr. Wheeler, for all the trouble I have been to you. God bless you. Yours truthfully, JULIUS CORDEANN

The body was discovered by Thomas Butler as he was driving by the cemetery, and he at once notified the authorities. Coroner Bisbee came down from Auburn and held an inquest, the verdict being in accord with the above facts. The remains were laid away beside his wife Saturday afternoon. Before his wife’s death, he built a tomb large enough to hold the remains of himself and wife. It also appears that during his wedded life he has buried eight children born to them, which added greatly to his despondence. The deceased made a will a few weeks ago, leaving all his property to a sister of his wife who lives in Romania. Dr. Woodbridge was named as the executor without bonds. He held an accident policy for $2500, in which Roseville City is named as the beneficiary, but, of course, is of no value. He had no near relatives in this country so far as known.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 12-5-1928
Mrs. Rebecca Cornish Passed Away Monday After Long Illness – Funeral Services This Forenoon at Ten O’clock at St. Rose’s Church

After many months of lingering illness in bed, Mrs. Rebecca E. Cornish passed away at 12:40 PM Monday, December 3, 1928, at the home of Mrs. McCord, 412 Sierra Boulevard. Funeral services will be held this Wednesday morning at ten o’clock from St. Rose’s Catholic Church. Mrs. Cornish was a native of Ohio and was 63 years of age when she passed away. She came to California with her husband about thirty years ago, living in Rocklin until 1908 when the railroad terminal was moved to Roseville, since which time they had lived in Roseville. Fred Cornish, her husband, passed away about three years ago. They had no children. Mrs. Cornish is survived by her oldest sister, Mrs. Emma Conner; a brother, Martin Rible, sergeant of police of Sacramento; and by her nieces, Mrs. Jessie Holzworth and Mrs. Florence Arata, all of Sacramento. She was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Order of Railway Conductors of Roseville, joining at its inception in 1910. She was also a member of Rose Chapter No. 292, Order of the Eastern Star. While Mrs. Cornish was not of the Catholic faith during most of her lifetime, nevertheless she expressed a desire before her death to be buried from the same church as her late husband who was of that faith. Mrs. Cornish was a woman of strong personality and was very active in social and lodge circles for many years. She will be greatly missed by her many friends, neighbors, and associates. She resided for many years on Shasta Street.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 1-18-1928

Miss Ellen Coster was born in England, April 29, 1838, being one in a family of eleven children, all of whom preceded her. Her thirst for knowledge was incessant, leading her to the higher institutions of culture, culminating in her graduation from Oxford University. Her love of music led her further in study, and in teaching the branch in a manner that won renown and formed many happy associations. Her desire for adventure brought her to America in 1876, soon after which she came to California where 56 years were spent, forty-one of which were in Loomis, Placer County, where she endeared herself to a large circle of friends. This rural association was ever a delight to her as it was to those with whom she mingled. A good neighbor, a loyal citizen, and a true friend had contributed much to the community welfare. For several years, she had been in failing health and was unable to be about as in other days. Amid all of her confinement to her home, she continued to manifest a cheerful attitude that enriched the lives of others. Her religious attachments from early life had been with the Maccabees, where she contributed of her musical ability with a generosity that had characterized her entire life. Thoughtful of others, industrious, patient, and optimistic, she will be greatly missed by many who had come to love her. The only surviving relatives are the following nephews and nieces:  Henry F. Coster of San Francisco, Lawrence H., of Visalia, Sherman F. of Clarksburg, Robert A. Coster of Sacramento, George E. Murch of Los Angeles, Mrs. Edith M. Davis of Sacramento, and Mrs. Clara O’Brien of Roseville. The funeral services were held from the chapel of Broyer & Magner in Roseville, Rev. Thomas H. Mee officiating. Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rocklin, California, where many friends from near and far offered their loving tribute to the memory of one rich in good works and unselfish as her life was long. The pall bearers were Messrs William Swetzer, Clyde Wilson, Zeno Kutscher, Napoleon Rirard, Seth and Albert Law.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 4-26-1917

Amelia C. Cowan was born in Germany, March 8, 1831, being at the time of her death, April 23, 86 years and 15 days old. When but a child she accompanied her parents to the United States, locating at St. Louis where she remained until eighteen years of age, at which time she was united in marriage with Mr. A. G. Townsend. Shortly after this marriage, they came to California, remaining for a short time in Marysville, later settling on a homestead near Sacramento. After nine years of married life, she lost her companion and in the early sixties was joined in marriage with Mr. Robert Cowan, who passed from this life about twenty-five years ago, leaving his helpmate to care for a large family, which she did with grace and prudence characteristic of those early pioneers who had so much to endure. About thirty years ago, the family moved to the Franklin district near Rochland. During the greater part of the last nine years, the deceased had been almost helpless. Amid all of the sunshine and shadows extending over four score years, she was possessed of a faith unshaken, implicit, and serene, her constant desire being to please her Maker whom she had early learned to love. It was hers not only to possess but also exemplifying many beautiful traits of character which endeared her to a large circle of friends, who, one by one, have been gathering to their eternal abode. She was among the younger of a family of four brothers and three sisters. The past few years of her long and useful life had been spent with her daughter, Mrs. Meda N. Boles of this city, who ministered to her every need, causing in her last days a cheer and hope born of the deep affection in which she was ever held. In passing to her eternal reward, this good woman leaves to bless her precious memory the following sons and daughters:Robert A. Cowan of Arboga and Edwin H. Cowan of the same place, Mrs. Julia Amelia Landes of Represa, Alice H. Mann of Oakland, Mary E. Hobal of Sacramento, Ruth Lamy of Alameda, and Mrs. Meda N. Boles of Roseville, besides eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren whose great loss a large number of friends help to sustain. The funeral was held Wednesday forenoon, and interment was had at the IOOF Cemetery. Rev. Mee of the First Methodist Church preached the funeral service which was held at the home.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 2-2-1927

James W. Cowles, one in a family of seven children, was born in Iowa, August 16, 1858, and completed his earthly journey January 25, 1927, at the home of his son in Roseville, Placer County, California, having passed the 68th milestone. While yet a small boy, he accompanied his parents to Kansas where he grew to young manhood and moved to Oklahoma where he was united in marriage to Miss Martha Englund of Oklahoma. To this happy union twelve children were born, all of whom survive. In 1908, he came with his family to California, locating at Chico for seven years, when he moved to Cottonwood, Shasta County, for the same length of time, coming to Roseville in 1922. Here he continued, save for a few months on the coast and in the mountains in the search of health which had been failing for the past two years. Naturally robust, he continued at his occupation of contractor and builder until compelled to relinquish his task in the interest of health. Much of his time in the eastern states, as well as California, was devoted to farming, in which he was frequently successful. For some time in the east, he served as school trustee, county supervisor, and United States marshal. He was active in political matters and for some time was a member of the fraternal organization of Moose and of the Modern Woodmen, where his sociability found a liberal measure of expression. During his frequent changes, he found it necessary to forego these and other pleasant relationships. His fondness for the mountains and the seashore was expressed in the numerous trips made during the summer months which also contributed to his health. His fondness of his family and fireside was noteworthy, and in the family circle he will be greatly missed. Besides his bereaved companion, he leaves the following children:  Charles E., Spencer and Lucian B. Cowles of Roseville; Joseph W. of Sacramento; James C. of Cottonwood; and Harry B. of San Francisco; Mrs. Maggie M. Jones, Mrs. Goldie P Farthing, Elva A. Tennant, and Mrs. Silvia Shoemaker, Roseville; Mrs. Viola Rideout of Eureka, and Mrs. Martha Williams of Redwood City; also nineteen grandchildren, besides numerous friends in the localities where he has lived; also three great grandchildren. The funeral services were held from Broyer & Magner Chapel, Sunday afternoon with all the sons and daughters present. Rev. T. H. Mee officiated, with F. E. Herr, W. G. Rees, and D. Rees singing “Passing Over the River: and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” accompanied by Mrs. Helen Ridgway. The pall bearers were C. N. Shoemaker, J. A. Shoemaker, S. Rogers, and J. P. Jensen. Interment was in the family plot in the Sylvan Cemetery

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 1-16-1929
Mrs. Agnes D. Cox Passed Away in San Francisco Saturday – Former Roseville Resident and Mother of Popular Family Expected to be Buried Here Today

The many friends of Mrs. Agnes D. Cox were grieved to hear of her death, which occurred Saturday, January 12, 1929, at her home in San Francisco. Death was due to heart trouble and followed an illness of about two weeks in bed. Agnes D. McQueen was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1861. She was united in marriage with David L. Cox forty-nine years ago, and he passed away at his home in Roseville three years ago on January 5th at the age of 68 years. Mr. and Mrs. Cox lived in a number of places before coming here in 1915 and settling on a ten-acre tract known as the Cox place just west of Roseville. The home still stands near the base-line road just on the outskirts of the town. To this couple were born and reared ten children. Two sons, Luke L., one of the eldest, passed away many years ago and is buried in the east; and another, Dave L. Jr., died a few years ago in Sacramento where he lies buried. The eight children surviving are George Cox of San Juan, Hugh of Stockton, Ralph of Novato, Horace, Alexander and Miss Agnes Cox of San Francisco, Mrs. M. Moore of Stockton, Mrs. Walter Hanisch of Roseville, and Al Cox, an engineer on an ocean vessel, and thirteen grandchildren, the youngest of which, a boy, is the only grandson bearing the family name. Following the death of Mr. Cox and the removal to the Bay region of her two youngest sons, Ralph and Horace, the mother broke up her old home here and went to San Francisco where she kept house for the unmarried children and where she was close to them all excepting Al and Mrs. Hanisch. Mrs. Cox was a devoted wife and mother, and received in return the deep devotion of all of her children. She was a woman of beautiful and saintly character, of brilliant intellect, a great reader of good books and a kind and true friend to all. She was loved by all who knew her. The body will be brought to Roseville for burial beside her husband in the Roseville Cemetery. The funeral services will probably be Friday afternoon from the Broyer & Magner chapel, as word is expected from the son Al whose ship was to dock Tuesday at San Pedro. A message awaits him there, telling of his mother’s death, and if he receives it and can come for the funeral, the body will be held until his arrival. As we go to press, no definite funeral arrangements have been made, and none of the out of town relatives have arrived in Roseville.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 12-2-1926
Mrs. C. W. Cox Succumbs After Lingering Illness

Mrs. Emma Cox, wife of Charles W. Cox, passed away at her home of Judah Street at one o’clock Thursday morning after a lingering illness of long duration. Mrs. Cox leaves to mourn her loss no survivors excepting her husband. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Broyer & Magner Sunday afternoon at two o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. M. W. Coates of the First Baptist Church of which Mrs. Cox was a faithful member as far as her health permitted. The interment will be in the Roseville Cemetery, and the services at the grave will be conducted by Rose Chapter No. 292, Order of the Eastern Star, with Etta Belle Harmon, Worthy Matron, in charge, assisted by the officers of the chapter. Mrs. Cox was a beloved member and Past Matron of Rose Chapter, and it was her wish that the Post Patrons of that order should act as honorary pallbearers.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 8-23-1917
J. J. Cox Drops Dead on Duty

The sudden death of J. J. Cox, which occurred last Thursday at Marysville where he had arrived in charge of a freight train, came as a sudden shock to the entire community as he was widely known and all who knew him were his friends. Mr. Cox left Roseville about noon in charge of a freight train for Gerber and had, before leaving, had some words with someone in the yards, causing him to become excited and nervous. When he arrived at Marysville, a brakeman had the misfortune to lose his leg, being cut off when he stepped onto the track in front of an approaching train. This had a tendency to again cause Cox to become excited, and in that state of mind he was attacked with heart failure, falling to the ground and expiring before medical aid arrived. The funeral services were held at Guy West’s parlors, and the remains were forwarded to his old home in Indiana. The community extends to the bereaved wife its heartfelt sympathy.

Placer Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 1-29-1930
W. S. Coyan, Native of Lost Camp, Dies at 66

Death removed one of the oldest pioneers of Placer County when William Sherman Coyan died yesterday morning at the Auburn Hospital at the age of 66. Deceased was born at Lost Camp, Placer County. He went to school at Blue Canyon before there was a railroad there. Death followed a hopeless illness of several months due to cancer. Four children and two brothers were at his side when the end came. For many years Mr. Coyan was with the Southern Pacific Company. After he was pensioned, he went with the PG&E and had been with that company several years. Two brothers live in Roseville. They are G. E. Coyan, Southern Pacific engineer; and A. E. Coyan. Four children surviving are Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald of Inglewood; Mrs. Hazel Bergeman of Gardnerville, Nevada; Mrs. Harry Fleming of Markleeville; and G. W. Coyan of Markleeville. Five nieces of the deceased live in and near Roseville. They are Mrs. N. S. McCrary, Mrs. A. L. Davidson, and Mrs. William Clancy of Roseville, Miss Trinnie Smith of Courtland, and Mrs. Georgia Cartwright of Richmond.

Placer Herald (Auburn), Saturday, 8-10-1901

William Cramer was discovered lying on the roadside near the Chinese cemetery Saturday evening last. He was first noticed by Oscar Wilson and Geo. Wells. Later he was noticed by Jerry Sullivan and George Walters. They found him in bad shape and made it up between them to take him home. Accordingly, Walters came to town with the Wolf mail and Sullivan went home to relieve himself of his team. When they returned, the old man was dead. Coroner Burns held an inquest, and everything points to a death by natural causes. On his way out of town, he stopped at Steve Holmes’ and called for a glass of water, saying he was not feeling well. He evidently had gotten as far as the cemetery, and still feeling unwell, concluded to get out of his buggy and lie down till he felt better. His horse was tied, and a sack was under his head. William Cramer was an old timer, having resided in the Lone Star District for many years. He was considered an upright man and a good citizen. An invalid wife, a son (William Jr.), and a stepson (Julius) survive him. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from Crowell’s Undertaking Parlors, with the following as pall bearers: Jerry Sullivan, W. F. Dependener, Oscar Wilson, George Walters, Chas. Oest, and H. P. Hansen.

Placer Herald (Auburn), Saturday, 8-10-1901

At Brushy Mining District near Forest Hill on Friday evening last, William A. Cranage passed to the silent beyond. Deceased suffered a paralytic stroke two or three months ago, from the effects of which he never recovered. His wife preceded him to the grave on the 23d of February last. Deceased was a native of England, aged about 78 years, and had been a resident of the Forest Hill Divide for a long time. He was a mining partner of Joseph Federer’s for many years. Mr. Cranage was a No. 1 citizen.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 12-14-1878
Death of Jim Crane

The death of James S. Crane, which was not unexpected, took place at his residence near Auburn Station about half-past five o’clock Thursday afternoon. Deceased had been in poor health for some months, the physicians being uncertain as to the precise nature or classification of his ailment. It is probable that he suffered from a compound disorder of some kind. All that we know certainly of his condition was that his mind was impaired and wandering at times. At the same time his physical condition, never very robust, became badly shattered. He was a young man in his thirty-second year and had been married but six or eight months. The funeral will take place today (Saturday) at two o’clock. The body will be interred at the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Roseville Register, Thursday, July 15, 1909
Death of Mrs. Melissa Craven

The death of Mrs. Melissa Craven occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Jackson, in Sacramento Tuesday morning at 7 o’clock after suffering for three months with cancer of the stomach. Deceased was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, in 1851, and came to Roseville with her husband, O. G. Craven, ten years ago. The latter died here some eight years ago. Two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Herring of Roseville, and Mrs. Frank Jackson of Sacramento, and her only son, Glen Craven, now of Seattle, survive her. Her sister, Mrs. Amy Campbell, mother of Miss Cutler, clerk in The Roseville Banking & Trust Co., arrived from Nebraska Tuesday to attend the funeral, which takes place at Sacramento today. The aged mother of the deceased is still living and resides in St. Paul, Nebraska. The sympathy of the many friends in this community is extended to the bereaved surviving members of the family

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Friday, 12-27-1872

A sad accident occurred in Gold Run yesterday. A son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Creveling, while skating on Canyon Creek, fell through the ice and was drowned. It appears that the tailings from the Pacific and Union claims form a dam where they run into Canyon Creek, and above is quite a pond, very deep, which the cold weather of the past few nights had slightly frozen over. Young Creveling and a son of James Holmes were skating there, and Creveling, getting too near the upper end where the current had prevented it freezing very strong, fell through. Young Holmes at first tried to help him out but, not succeeding, ran for assistance, leaving poor Charley clinging to the lee. When help arrived, he had disappeared. The body was recovered by dragging the pond. The water was about 40 feet deep. The occurrence has cast a gloom over the community as Charley was a promising boy and a general favorite.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 5-17-1879

George Crisman, a widely known and generally esteemed citizen of this place, died Wednesday evening at his home. Some months ago, he had a long and severe illness from which he had partially recovered, when a few weeks since he suffered a relapse. He was one of the best shots of the state and an ardent admirer of field sports generally. His funeral, which was the largest ever known in Auburn, there being over twenty carriages in line, headed by the Auburn Brass Band playing a funeral dirge, took place on Friday and was large attended by people from Colfax, Newcastle, Sacramento, and surrounding places.

Roseville Register, Friday, 8-15-1913
Lincoln News

The funeral of Mrs. E. W. Crook, which was held from the Congregational Church last Friday, was one of the largest ever witnessed in Lincoln and was strikingly imposing in its sadness. The Church was entirely too small to accommodate all who attended, and during the services hundreds with bowed heads and expressions of the deepest sorrow on their countenances bore mute testimony of the deep bereavement that overwhelmed them at the loss of one who was universally loved.

Placer County Reader (Auburn) 1-17-1898

On Thursday evening last, C. C. Crosby of this city passed away at his home from injuries received twenty-four hours earlier. Mr. Crosby left Auburn Wednesday afternoon with a dray-load of cement, had deposited the load at the Dam, and was about to return home when the fatal accident occurred. In turning, the horses backed a little too far, causing driver and team to fall from the grade, Mr. Crosby being frightfully injured about the head and face, and the horses miraculously escaping. A Chinaman coming toward town and carrying a lantern discovered the unfortunate man lying near the trail. Recognizing Mr. Crosby and his predicament, he came to town with all speed and gave the alarm. Walter Crosby started with a carriage and help and brought his father home. Medical aid was summoned and all possible done to relieve the sufferer who, however, survived but a day. Owing to the absence of the eldest son, Alber, who was in Calaveras County and out of the line of direct communication, the funeral was delayed until Sunday afternoon at 2:30. A very large number of friends were in attendance, and Rev. J. A. Macauley of the M. E. Church officiated. Mr. Crosby was almost a pioneer of Placer County, having crossed the plains and come here when a young man. In 1870 he was married to Miss Carrie A. Green of Bath, and six children were born to them:  Albert C., Walter T., Elvira S., Elmer C., George A., and Norma I., all of whom with their mother are living and have the sympathy of a very large circle of acquaintances. Mr. Crosby of late years has been proprietor of the Empire Livery Stables but was formerly an active participant in the politics of Placer County, In the fall of 1868, he was appointed to fill an unexpired term as Superintendent of Schools; he held the office of Recorder for three terms, being first elected in 1869; in 1877 he was elected Sheriff and served the county acceptably. Mr. Crosby had for many years been a member of the Masonic Lodge of this city, and many from that order attended the funeral services at the residence.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 2-1-1928
Many Friends Pay Tribute of Respect to Francis Crowder

On Thursday, January 26, 1928, at the home of his parents west of Roseville, Placer County, California, Mr. Francis J. Crowder was summoned from this life at the age of 52 years, 8 months, and 26 days. The greater portion of his life was spent in Placer County where he had devoted his energies to farming in which he took singular pleasure, being regarded as one of the most efficient ranchers in this vicinity. Though he was born in Utah where he lived but a short time when he accompanied his parents to England for about three years, he was a worthy product of the Golden State whose interest he endeavored to establish on a surer foundation. Public spirited, he always sought to obtain the greatest good for the masses. Being one in a family of twelve children, he early learned to gladly share life’s blessings, and to lighten another’s load afforded him the keenest of satisfaction. His breadth of sympathy found many opportunities of practical expression, while his interest in public affairs led to reading and attendance in gatherings looking toward the well being of others. As a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, he had been devoted to its principles of benevolence and social uplift. A man of decision, he could always be relied upon, while his advice was frequently sought and his assistance appreciated. To maintain a well kept farm was his pride, as it was the delight of the observing traveler. For many years he had been in poor health, having undergone several severe operations from which he never fully recovered. To add to his anxiety, he was bereft of his companion, the late Mary Spanger Crowder, who passed to her reward in May 1922. Since then he had made his home with his devoted parents who feel keenly the loss of one who had added so much of cheer in the large family circle from which another brother, William A. Crowder, was removed in 1918, and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Benson, the same year. For ten days prior to his release, he had been a great sufferer while he patiently accepted the best of medical skill and the loving attentions freely bestowed. Realizing that he would not be permitted to long tarry amid the fleeting scenes of earth, he was reconciled to his Maker whose plans are not always fully understood. In laying aside all earthly contacts, he committed to a loving heavenly Father’s care the following loved ones whose loss is keenly felt:  His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Crowder, and brothers, Fred, Bert A., Edward, Ralph W., Louis W., and Thomas A. Crowder all of Roseville; and sisters, Mrs. Alice Emerson of Antelope, Mrs. Daisy Smith of San Francisco, and Mrs. Lillie Mariani of Roseville; also twenty-three nephews and nieces who valued his genial nature. With these, many friends in Placer and Sacramento counties join in doing honor to the memory of one who had resided among us for nearly a half century, and whose departure at the meridian of life reminds one and all of man’s appointment as an earthly pilgrim whose tabernacle cannot long endure. The largely attended funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the chapel of Broyer & Magner under the auspices of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, assisted by Rev. Thomas H. Mee, and Mrs. B. C. Knapp and Mrs. C. E. Sawtell who sang, "Fade, Fade Each Earthly Joy", "There’s a Land of Pure Delight", and "Nearer My God To Thee". The pall bearers were Messrs Elmer Davis, Jack McCullen, Harry Flint, Charles Lucas, Walter Astill, and Thomas Cirby. Many choice floral offerings bore a fitting tribute of love and esteem for one of broad sympathy, kindly manner, and a devoted son. Interment was in the family plot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Roseville, where a farewell message of comfort and hope lent encouragement to one and all while it is called today.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-1-1918

Two months ago the family circle of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Crowder was broken when their daughter, Mrs. Nellie M. Benson, was called to her heavenly home Thursday night, October 24, 1918. The same unexpected messenger entered the home taking their dearly beloved son, William Henry, who had been ill but a few days. In February 1907 he was united in marriage with Miss Alice Harris. Having lost his companion seven years ago, he had since resided with his parents on the home place two miles west of town. Here he was greatly appreciated for his earnest, kindly manner which made his companionship so coveted not only by his loved ones but also by those with whom he mingled. His frank, open-hearted nature was as a book read and cherished by young and old alike. At the age of four, accompanying his parents here from England in 1888, he had lived in our midst about thirty-two years. Here he attended the public and Sunday schools and later engaged in farming. During his entire life in this community, he had proven himself a true friend. In the home made lonely by his departure, he will be keenly missed, while every circle in which he moved will miss the touch of the vanished hand and sigh for the voice that is still. Not so strong and robust as some, he possessed a compelling influence for good wherever he was called. His strict adherence to duty impressed one with the meaning of words which say that “he that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much.” He was an esteemed member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Roseville Aerie. Besides his grief-stricken parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Crowder, he leaves to bless his cherished memory the following brothers and sisters: Francis J., Mrs. Alice Emerson, Fredric G., Bertram R., Edwin T., Walter R., Lewis, Thomas A., Mrs. Daisy C. Smith, and Lillian A. Mariana; together with a large circle of friends who join with these in loving sympathy and the hope of a happy reunion when traveling days are done. The funeral service was held on Sunday afternoon at the undertaking parlor of Mr. West under the auspices of the local Aerie of Eagles, assisted by Rev. Thomas H. Mee. Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, a concourse accompanying the family bearing choice flowers with which to cover the grave.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 12-5-1928
L. A. Culbertson Succumbs to Pneumonia – Funeral Held Saturday – Many Friends Pay a Tribute to Beloved Young Man

The many friends of Lloyd Culbertson were shocked to hear of his untimely death which occurred last Wednesday evening. Culbertson was at first stricken with la grippe and it was expected that he would soon return to his work, but the disease made steady inroads until it developed into late pneumonia which finally exacted its sad toll and Lloyd Culbertson joined the innumerable throng passing to the silent halls of death. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the chapel of Broyer & Magner, Rev. Greenleaf of Lincoln officiating. Interment was in the cemetery at Lincoln. The casket bearers were members of the clerical force of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Flowers were everywhere apparent in the chapel, presenting a wonderful sight in their twining and intertwining, and the casket was almost buried beneath a marvelously beautiful spray of chrysanthemums, and surrounding the casket were lovely floral pieces from a number of friends, and outstanding among them was the chrysanthemum-studded pillow from the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, of which he was an honored and revered member. There were many other pieces, including one from the pottery works of Lincoln. Wreaths were suspended all about the walls in great profusion and beauty with their mute and eloquent testimony of the love of those who had known him in public life and in the home. The services were impressively conducted under the auspices of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, and the sermon preached by Rev. Greenleaf, pastor of the Methodist Church at Lincoln. Hearts were mellowed as the strains of the prelude were heard, and tears were mingled as Mrs. B. C. Knapp and Mrs. C. E. Sawtell sang “The Homeland.” As the strains of this inspiring hymn died away, Pastor Greenly rose and read the scripture from the Psalms and the fifteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians. The pastor said in part:  “One of the easiest things is to make friends, while the most difficult is to keep friends. Lloyd Culbertson had the fine faculty of being able to make and to keep friends. No granite monument is necessary to commemorate his memory. The greatest monument to his life is in the fact that he combined in his soul the finest characteristics of noble friendship. Just to speak of his friendship is to see rising before us a beautiful and lasting memorial.” Lloyd Culbertson was born in Maxwell, California, in 1894. He received his early education in Lincoln and upon its completion he secured a position in the pottery works where he worked for some time and afterward became a bookkeeper in the railroad office, coming later to Roseville where he was employed in the railroad yard office. Altogether he spent sixteen years in the employ of the railroad. During the grape shipping season the last two years, he was employed in the office of Riolo Brothers, grape buyers and shippers, where the experience gained by him in his railroad work proved of inestimable value to his employers. He was at all times a loyal worker, having at all times the highest respect of all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his early departure, yet to rejoice in his well-spent life, a wife and nine-year-old daughter Inez; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Culbertson of Lincoln; and the following sisters and brothers:  Mrs. Mattie Murch of Willows, Mrs. Letha Muns of Yuba City, Mrs. Alta Van Riper of Newcastle, LeRoy Culbertson of Marysville, Mrs. Opal Wyatt, Mrs. Frank Penciana, Thayne, Corrine and Irene Culbertson of Lincoln, and a host of friends.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 12-29-1877
Obituary – Col. Cullum was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 19th, 1803. He came to this state in March 1852 and immediately settled in Placer County, where he has resided ever since – over 25 years. He was well and favorably known throughout western Placer, where he commanded the respect of all. He had been in business from the date of his arrival until six years ago, since which time he has lived in retirement. He leaves an aged widow and an only daughter, who is the wife of an old resident of this county – P. L. Chamberlain. The funeral took place on the 26th, and as a mark of the respect and esteem in which he was held, a large number of friends turned out to pay their last tribute to his memory. The assemblage was the largest of the kind ever seen in western Placer. As a further mark of the esteem in which he was held, the business houses of Lincoln closed their doors, that all might attend the obsequies.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 9-13-1917
Darling Baby Passes Away

The little eight-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Cunningham died Monday after a short illness. The remains were taken to Sacramento where cremation was had. The bereaved parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in this loss.

Roseville Register, Friday, 12-4-1914
Conductor Meets Tragic Death - Deplorable Death Caused by Accident - Popular Conductor Is Victim of Misstep

Henry E. Curran, a conductor on the S. P. met instant death near Lincoln Tuesday night when he attempted to catch a moving train and missed his hold. An eyewitness stated at the inquest that Curran reached for the handhold on the side of the car and either tripped or missed with his foot and was thrown under the cars. Six cars passed over his body before the train could be brought to a stop, and death came instantly. The head was severed from the body, and the body had been mangled almost beyond recognition. The funeral was held from the residence on C Street in the Theile addition Thursday at 2 PM under the auspices of Rocklin Parlor No. 233, Native Sons of the Golden West, of which order he was a member, and they were assisted by the local lodge of the Order of Railway Conductors. Interment was made in the IOOF Cemetery. Henry E. Curran was born a native son of the State of California and was aged 27 years, 9 months and 1 day at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his untimely death a wife and two young children and his father and mother. He was also a member of the O R.E. and was a young man of exemplary habits. He had been promoted to be a conductor some time back but at the time of his death was working as a brakeman owing to the fact that the dullness of the season had caused the railroad to lay off a large number of conductors. The funeral was largely attended, and many people followed the cortege to the cemetery. The pallbearers were two brothers from each of the three orders of which Mr. Curran was a member.