Obituaries - I

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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.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 1-18-1879

“Indian Johnny,” well known to many of our citizens, is dead. He recently got into a drunken row with some of his own tribe who beat him to death, three of his ribs having been broken, and it is even said by some who profess to know that his throat was also cut. Two brothers—Indians—Moody and Pete, the former of whom is stone-blind, are strongly suspected of having killed him. Johnny was, when under the influence of liquor, a dangerous character. He was but nineteen years of age.

Sacramento Bee, 2-23-1994

Beloved mother and grandmother. Aged 74. In Penryn, CA on February 21, 1994. Born Belle Fouche in SD on March 11, 1919. Survived by son Robert and Susan Ingersoll of Pleasant Grove, daughter Elizabeth and Roger Sanchez of Newcastle, son Douglas and Deborah of Lincoln, grandson Scott Ingersoll of L.A., granddaughters Michel and Greg Meyer of Roseville, Kristen Ingersoll and Ashley Ingersoll, both of Lincoln. Preceeded in death by husband Robert Vern Ingersoll in 1984. Member of Horsey Lassie Ladies Club for 33 years, Sharp and Flats Organ Club for 15 years. Visitation on Thursday, February 24, 1994 from 3-7 PM, and services on Friday, February 25, 1994 at 10 AM, both at Sands Foothill Chapel, Loomis, CA. Burial Newcastle District Cemetery.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 11-8-1917
Horseman Dies from Injuries - Charles D. Ingraham Run Down by S. P. Train, Succumbs at Hospital

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 7 - Charles D. Ingraham, a horseman who was run over by a Southern Pacific train at Roseville at 3:30 o’clock Monday morning, died last night at the railroad hospital in this city as the result of his injuries. It was believed that in boarding a car in which he had some stock, he slipped and fell beneath the wheels, severing his left leg above the knee. He was hurried to this city where he received treatment, but owing to the loss of blood and the nervous shock, he failed to rally. Ingraham was about 35 years of age and is believed to have relatives in Montana, from which state he came.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 6-21-1917
Michael William Ireland, Respected Citizen, Passes Away to Silent Sleep

"Nothing in his life / Became him like the leaving it; he died / As one who had been studied in his death, / To throw away the dearest thing he owed, / As ‘twere a careless trifle." Shakespeare.

And thus did Michael William Ireland pass away into a peaceful sleep that left the kindly look upon his face that was wont to greet every day. He was born at Amsterdam, NY, June 10, 1840. He came to Roseville 37 years ago and had made this his home every since. He was married in 1865 to Miss Sarah M. Butler. To this union there was born five children, four daughters and one son. In his early manhood he was engaged in the broom and match business with a factory at Sacramento, but in latter years he had lived in this city. The immediate cause of death was old age, he having also been a long and patient sufferer from rheumatism, and this combined with his confinement to his bed left him in a weakened condition. He leaves to mourn his loss a devoted wife, four daughters, Mrs. George Lamphrey and Mrs. A. E. Zonnevylle of Roseville, Mrs. G. M. Dyche of Auburn, and Mrs. W. J. Davis of Sacramento, and the son, George Ireland of Roseville. The funeral will be held Friday, and the remains will be at the West undertaking parlors to be viewed by friends during the day. Funeral services will be held at the Catholic Church at four PM. Interment will be at IOOF Cemetery. Besides his relatives, he leaves a host of friends to mourn his death.