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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, 8-1-1913
Died at Sister’s Home Near Roseville Sunday

Miss Gertrude Kanable, who was taken seriously ill about two weeks ago, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ed Schellhous, Sunday morning. While Miss Kanable was a comparative stranger here, she had made many friends who regret her untimely death. She was a native of Wisconsin. The funeral was held Tuesday and the remains interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Monday, 6-10-1985

July 2, 1946 – June 6, 1985. A Roseville man died at home Thursday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident 20 months ago. A private memorial for Kenneth F. Katheiser, 38, will be held at the Katheiser home on June 23. Mr. Katheiser was reared in the Bay area and served four years in the US Air Force before working for Formica Corp. from 1972 to 1983. Surviving are his wife, Diane (Jones) Katheiser of Roseville, a 1966 graduate of Roseville High School; a daughter, Laini Katheiser of Roseville; and son, Jon Katheiser of Roseville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the hospice program at Roseville Community Hospital.

Colfax Sentinel, Friday, 7-21-1893
Sudden Death

John H. Kearns, a miner at Damascus, died suddenly in the mine at half past ten o’clock Friday night. A few minutes previous to his death he had spoken to Mr. Deeney, a friend, and climbed a two hundred foot ladder. Just as he reached the top of the ladder, he fell into the raise, dead. He had not been sick and was apparently healthy in every way. An inquest was held over the remains, and the Coroner’s jury rendered a verdict that death came from natural causes, presumably heart failure. Deceased was a native of Ireland, aged 53 years, and leaves a wife and four children, living in Virginia City. His remains were brought to Colfax on Saturday and sent to Virginia City on Sunday for interment.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 11-1-1917
Owen H. Kearns Dies Suddenly

Owen H. Kearns, local chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, died at San Francisco, Monday, after an illness of less than 24 hours, the ailment being pneumonia. Owen H. Kearns, at the time of his death, was only 41 years of age and was rapidly forging to the front as one of the leading men in the great railroad labor movement. Besides being chairman of the local organization, he was the vice-chairman of the General Committee for the Pacific Division of the Southern Pacific on Adjustments. The funeral services were held at Gray’s Parlors, San Francisco, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, the body was cremated. Twenty-two engineers and eight members of the Ladies Auxiliary of this city attended the funeral. He leaves to mourn his death a devoted wife and son and a very large circle of friends. His activity in the labor movement will be felt for a long time, and he will be missed from the midst of public men who are building up the west.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Thursday, 8-18-1966

LINCOLN—Graveside services were held this morning in the Lincoln Cemetery for Grace Knight Keaton, 88, who died in an Auburn hospital Tuesday. She was a native of Illinois and had lived in Placer County for 33 years. Surviving are a son Kenneth Abbick of Lincoln; a daughter Marian Starr of Sacramento; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Arrangements were made by the Clark Funeral Home.

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Saturday, 4-11-1874

Sad Accident - On Wednesday afternoon a sad and fatal accident occurred at Clipper Gap, whereby the infant son of Selim Kedew lost his life. A few steps from the residence of Mr. Kedew is a well of water, and the little child toddled into the ditch leading to the well and, tripping, fell down. When found by his mother, he was laying with his face downwards in about six inches of water. Everything was done to restore the child to life that could be thought of but all in vain. Deceased was two years and nine months old, and his loss is very greatly felt by the bereaved and grief-stricken parents.

Roseville Press-Tribune, 12-8-1977
Oldest Native Bill Keehner Dies at 96

William C. Keehner believed the trouble with kids nowadays was they didn’t have anything to do. “When I was a kid, we always had something to do,” he said on his 90th birthday six years ago. Mr. Keehner, the city’s oldest resident and native of Roseville is dead at the age of 96. He died Wednesday in his sleep at home. Services will be conducted at 1 PM Saturday at Lambert’s Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd. The Rev. Paul Carlson of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection will officiate. Cremation will follow services. He was active until his death. He renewed his driver’s license shortly before his 96th birthday last May. As a school boy, Mr. Keehner worked in a packing shed along a single railroad track in the vicinity of what is now Washington Boulevard. “That kept me on the jump all the time. I guess it didn’t hurt me, or I wouldn’t have been here today,” he had quipped. Son of a blacksmith, Mr. Keehner was born in a house where the Citizens Bank of Roseville now stands. Part of the original home still exists as part of a house at Vernon and C streets. His father, Charles G. Keehner, came to Roseville in 1870 and went to work as a blacksmith for B. W. Neff. Later, Mr. Keehner’s father bought out Neff and operated the blacksmith shop under his own name. Mr. Keehner was probably best known for his 28 years of work for the City of Roseville before his retirement in 1946. When in his early 20s, he and his brother purchased 120 acres of land in the vicinity where the Carnival Market now stands on Douglas Boulevard. Then it was at the outskirts of the city. While his brother worked in Sacramento, he took care of the vineyard and hauled grapes by team and wagon. He worked in the vineyards until he was asked to go to work for the city with his own team of horses. He was 36 years old then. He was put in charge of streets, parks, garbage, and sewers. With his own team of horses, he graded streets and pulled a water wagon.  He married Lelia King in 1906 and built a home on 60 acres of land known as Bonny Knoll. Mrs. Keehner, the youngest daughter of another Roseville pioneer family, died in 1961. Bonny Knoll was located in the area across Douglas Boulevard from Roseville Square. Mr. Keehner and his wife lived in Bonny Knoll 30 years before moving to the house in which he died. He knew the location of every manhole and sewer line in the city, and many times he would be called out to locate a “lost” sewer line or manhole. Mr. Keehner liked his home town of Roseville. “I never left town more than 25 days at a time. I’ve been up to Canada and all around, but always liked this place the best. There’s no place like Roseville,” he had said. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn W. Keehner of Auburn and Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm C. Keehner of Oakland; daughters and sons-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Tom (Eleanor) Owen of Roseville and Mr. and Mrs. Julian H. (Irene) Burns of Oakland; a sister, Carrie P. King of Roseville; 16 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He had two deceased daughters, Esther Hughes (1970) and Dorothy Gianini (1957). He was a member of the Order of Redmen. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Roseville Community Hospital.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 9-15-1877
Death of Jacob Keck

Last week as we went to press, we received the sad announcement of the death of Jacob Keck of Colfax, which occurred at Sacramento on Friday, September 7th. Mr. Keck had been a resident of Colfax for a quarter of a century and had been in business as a storekeeper most of that time. He was buried at that place on Sunday last by Colfax Lodge, No. 132, of Odd Fellows, of which society he had been an honored member since the Lodge was established there. We tender our respectful sympathy to his bereaved family.

Sacramento Daily Union, 10-04-1875

Near Roseville, Placer county -- Bridget, wife of J.L. Keegan, a native of Ireland. [New London (Conn.) papers please copy.]

Roseville Register, Friday, 7-16-1913
Trainman Killed Near Marysville

While going along the top of the cars of freight train No. 230, Joseph Keister, one of the brakemen, fell between two box cars and died in the hospital at Marysville half an hour after the accident. The wheels of the cars grazed his head, but he is supposed to have broken his neck and sustained internal injuries by the fall. He was a resident of Roseville, 40 years of age, and leaves a wife and several children. He had been in the employ of the company for some years and was well known locally. It is not known how he came to miss his footing in going over the cars as he was considered a good railroad man.

Auburn Journal, Thursday, 2-2-1967
County Youths Are Killed in Vietnam

Two Placer County youths lost their lives in the Vietnam War in recent days, both in action against the enemy. The latest known combat casualties involving county men are Navy Hospital Corpsman Joe F. Kelley, 19, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer H. Kelley of Applegate, and Pfc. Sander C. Sanderson, 20, of Kings Beach. Kelley’s parents were notified Sunday night that he had been killed by a sniper’s bullet while on patrol with a First Marine Division unit near Kuang-Nga. The youth is the youngest of four children, including brothers Stephen of Fair Oaks, Michael of Orangevale, and a sister Patricia Palmer of Carmichael. He was graduated in 1965 from Colfax High School where he played baseball, basketball, and footfall. After undergoing basic training at San Diego following engagement in July of 1965, he was assigned to St. Alban’s Hospital, Long Island, NY. He had served in Vietnam since November 7, 1966. Announcement of funeral services at Quinn’s Sierra Chapel in Colfax will be made as soon as possible.

Sanderson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Sanderson, is survived by three brothers, Richard, James, and Han, Jr. He was killed in action during an offensive in the Iron Triangle on January 12, according to an army spokesman. He entered the army on April 13, 1966 and for the past three months had been in Southeast Asia as a tank crewman with a Ranger unit of the 11th Armored Cavalry. An avid outdoorsman and skier, he attended Tahoe-Truckee High School, after moving to Kings Beach with his family from Arizona in 1960. Funeral services were held in the Truckee Colonial Mortuary. Interment was in Trail’s End Cemetery, with full military honors.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 9-11-1929
Crane Accident Fatal to Timothy Kelley, 44

Timothy Kelley, 44, resident of Roseville for nine years, was fatally injured early Monday morning when he was struck in the head by the bucket of a crane unloading gravel from railroad cars. Kelley was employed by the Pacific States Construction Company, contractors engaged in the paving of Atlantic Street. He slipped and fell in front of the moving crane, and his skull was fractured. The injured man was given emergency treatment at the Southern Pacific Hospital here. He died in a short while, however. Kelley was a native of Ireland. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles lodges. For many years he was a member of the building and bridge division of the maintenance department of the Southern Pacific Company in Nevada. Kelley leaves two brothers, Patrick and Frank, who live at Roseville. A brother and sister live in Illinois, and they have been notified of his death.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 9-13-1929
Signal Is Blamed for Timothy Kelley Death

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for Timothy Kelley, killed Tuesday morning when he was struck in the head by the bucket of a crane unloading gravel on the Southern Pacific siding here. Kelley was 44, a native of Ireland. He had lived in Roseville nine years. Funeral services were at St. Rose’s Catholic Church. Interment was at Roseville Cemetery. An inquest was held over the body Wednesday. The verdict was accidental death caused by inadequacy of the signals used on the crane unloading material for the Atlantic Street paving. The operator of the crane, however, was exonerated from all blame.

Roseville Register, Friday, 2-28-1913
Died at Loomis

The young life of William Morrow Kelly went out last Saturday, the cause of death being diabetes. He was born near Loomis, Cal., Dec. 30, 1901, and was 11 years, 1 month and 15 days of age at the time of his death. Morrow was a good boy and was cheerful and happy to the last. The funeral services were held from the Catholic Church at Rocklin, and interment was made in the Rocklin Cemetery. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Kelly of Loomis where most of his life was spent. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Wednesday, 12-12-1952
Hero Comes Home – 1st Korean War Dead Returns for Military Burial

An obscure Army corporal came home Friday night from the Korean War - in a flag-draped casket. He was Clyde S. Kennedy, Roseville’s first known war dead returned to rest from the Far East fighting. Only a handful turned out in the cold night air to meet the train, Southern Pacific’s No. 24, which arrived at 10:10 PM, 26 minutes overdue. The group included American Legionnaires from the local Alyn W. Butler post, a few citizens, and an unknown man who stood by solemnly with his hat over his heart during the entire informal ceremony. Apparently the lone man had no connection with the body’s return other than to pay his respects for a fallen soldier. Officially meeting the train was Sergeant W. G. Moore, head of the local army and air force recruiting station. The body was escorted here by Corporal Francis W. Coon of Oakland. When the casket was lowered from the train’s baggage car and brought on the railroad station cart to the Lambert ambulance, train passengers stared curiously from their steamed windows. The sight was a familiar one, but it’s the first from this newest war to Roseville. Military burial was conducted Sunday at the Legion plot in Sylvan Cemetery. The United Spanish-American War Veterans firing squad was present. But the bugler failed to show up, so there was no Taps. Kennedy was a native of Herculaum, Missouri. He was 22 years old when he met his death last summer in Korea while serving in the Engineers Corps of the United States army. He worked here as a machinist before entering the service. His survivors include his father, Luther C. Kennedy of Roseville, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Broyles of Yuba City.

Roseville Register, Friday, 3-15-1912
City of the Dead Claims Another Tenant

Mary Elizabeth Haviland was born in Duchess County, NY, Nov. 4, 1821 and died in Roseville March 11, 1912, aged 89 years 4 months and 7 days. She was united in marriage with the Rev. William Kent and to this union were born three children, all preceding her in death. With the three brothers, herself, and husband formed the Congregational Church at Fort Dodge, Iowa, Mr. Kent being the first pastor of the church. They moved from Iowa to Canada where for many years they made their home doing a great deal of missionary work. For a time they were missionaries in the East Indies. Mrs. Kent came from Canada on the death of her husband about eight years ago and has since resided with her daughter, Mrs. Benson, for the last two years residing near Roseville. Since the death of Mrs. Benson the last of the year, her health has been gradually failing. She leaves as near relatives the two grandsons Will and Ira Benson and their father Mr. Benson. Funeral services were held from Harmer & Cos. Undertaking Parlors Wednesday at 10 AM, Interment in the IOOF Cemetery, Rev. Hugh Jackson officiating.

Roseville Register, Friday, 3-7-1913
Death of Pioneer

After a lingering illness from cancer of the stomach, John Kerr, a resident of California for over half a century, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. David Wilson, at Fruitvale near here last Saturday morning. Although Mr. Kerr was a great sufferer for a long time, he would not give up and characteristic of the men who endured the hardships and vicissitudes of pioneering days of the long ago in this state, Mr. Kerr bravely battled with the inevitable and refused to acknowledge defeat until compelled by exhaustion to lie down, never to rise again, which was only a few days prior to his death.

Roseville Register, Friday, 3-15-1912
City of the Dead Claims Another Tenant

George Hale Ketcham was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania, February 20, 1840 and died in Auburn March 9, 1912, aged 72 years and 18 days. When six years of age, his parents moved to Turner Junction, now West Chicago, Illinois, which place was his home until three years ago when he moved to Roseville where he has since resided with his son. In 1864 he was united in marriage with Miss Annie McKenna and to this union were born five children, four sons and a daughter. Three of the sons died before the father. Mr. Ketcham was a railroad man being in the employ of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific system, running out of Chicago, since the early sixties. In 1868 he lost a leg in an accident at Wilton Junction, Iowa. He was a true, brave-hearted railroader of the older days, always kindly and generous and will be sadly missed where he was best known. For weary weeks, he had been a sufferer with a complication of diseases, but the sudden end was entirely unexpected. There are left to mourn the son Lucius Ketcham with whom he made his home, the daughter Miss Nellie Ketcham of Chicago, and a brother and sister of Chicago. The funeral service was held from the undertaking parlors in Roseville, Monday, March 11th at 1:30 PM, and the interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Hugh S. Jackson officiating.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 3-9-1927
Well Known R. R. Conductor Dies in Sacramento – Funeral Services for L. S. Ketcham Held in Sacramento Tuesday

The many friends of Lucius S. Ketcham were surprised to learn of his death, which occurred in the Southern Pacific hospital in Sacramento on Saturday, March 5, 1927, at the age of 54 years. Lucius S. Ketcham was born in West Chicago, Illinois, October 14, 1872. He obtained his education in the public schools of the town of his birth and soon after entered the employ of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad. Mr. Ketcham was united in marriage in 1895 with Miss Rica Wolf of West Chicago. They came to California 22 years ago, settling at Rocklin, where Mr. Ketcham entered the employ of the Southern Pacific Company as a brakeman, and was soon after promoted to the position of conductor, in which capacity he continued to serve until a few months ago when his health became impaired. The family resided in Rocklin for about four years or until the railroad terminal was moved from that place to Roseville when they came to this city, where in due time the home-loving traits, so pronounced in Mr. Ketcham’s character, found expression in the erection of a splendid home at 108 Pleasant Street. In this and in the rearing of his family were centered Mr. Kretcham’s undivided interest. Raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason in his home town back in Illinois in 1903, it can truly be said of Lucius Ketcham that he was a “just and upright Mason,” and carried out the precepts of the order in his dealings with all of his fellowmen as well. He thus won many warm friends and was held in high esteem by all. Becoming established in Roseville, he became a member by affiliation of the Roseville Lodge of Masons. He was also a member of the Royal Arch degree at Auburn, Ben Ali Temple of the Mystic Shrine of Sacramento and the Order of Railway Conductors of Roseville. Mr. Ketcham leaves to mourn his early passing from this life, his bereaved immediate family consisting of his wife, Mrs. Rica Ketcham; two daughters and two sons, Miss Alice Ketcham, a teacher in the Roseville Grammar School, Miss Florence Ketcham, a teacher in the Sacramento schools, Gerald Ketcham, in the US Naval service, now stationed in the Philippines; and Robert Ketcham, a senior in the University of Nevada at Reno; and one sister Nellie Ketcham in Illinois. Funeral services for Mr. Ketcham were held at 2:30 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon in the parlors of Miller & Skelton, Sacramento, and were conducted by the Roseville lodge of Masons and Roseville Order of Railway Conductors. The body was entombed in East Lawn mausoleum, Sacramento. A large delegation of fraternal brothers and friends made the journey to Sacramento Tuesday to pay a tribute of respect to their brother and friend.

California Weekly Patriot, Iowa Hill, Saturday, 5-14-1859
Fatal Accident

We learn from the Nevada Democrat that Mr. Thos. Killgrove, a native of Waterford County, Ireland, was accidentally killed at Moore’s Flat last Saturday morning. The tunnel in the claims where he was at work had become choked up, and he went in to clear it out. He had scarcely commenced his work when the earth with which the tunnel was choked gave way, and the water rushed out with such force as to carry him out of the tunnel, landing him in a canon some distance below and killing him instantly.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-27-1914
L. L. King Passes to Great Beyond - Leading Citizen Succumbs to Illness - Was Pioneer - Father of Cherry Glen

L. L. King, father of Cherry Glen and one of Roseville’s most respected citizens, passed to the great beyond after a long illness. The cause of death was an attack of cancer of the stomach. L. L. King came to Roseville 25 years ago and went into the real estate business together with Jesse Blair and was instrumental in building up a great portion of the City of Roses. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 PM from the Presbyterian Church under the auspices of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. King leaves to mourn his death, his wife, Mrs. Anna King; and three children, Mrs. Arthur McBride of Antelope, Mrs. William Keehner, and L. L. King, Jr., both of Roseville. Mr. King was a member of the IOOF and the BPOE and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Besides being a booster for Roseville in general, he was active in the promotion of the welfare of the entire county, and he leaves many a well-done deed to mark his presence in the county. A large circle of friends, men and women, who in the past 25 years have learned the worth of this sterling citizen, will attend the last rites at the church Saturday. Mrs. King is just recovering from an operation performed on her in an Oakland hospital in September, and she may be able to come to Roseville for the funeral. Just recently, a short time before he was stricken, Mr. King donated the site for the Methodist Mission in Cherry Glen.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 2-26-1920
George Kinney Killed by Train – Aged Ranch Hand Meets Instant Death When Hit by Switch Engine Sunday - Inquest Held by Deputy Coroner

George D. Kinney, aged 72, a carpenter and ranch hand, met instant death Sunday afternoon about 2:30 when he was struck by a Southern Pacific switch engine opposite the S. P. station. Kinney was walking across the tracks and apparently was unaware of the approach of the engine as those who saw the accident expected him momentarily to take a quick step and clear himself of the danger. It now seems apparent that Kinney did not hear the approach of the engine or else believed it to be approaching on another track. Death was instantaneous as the limbs were severed from the body, and the body badly mangled. Identification was through a card found in his pocket. Kinney was formerly employed as a carpenter and plumber by the S. P. Company but of late had been doing ranch work. An inquest was held yesterday by Deputy Coroner Guy E. West, and the verdict of the jury was that the man met death accidentally. Kinney had been a resident of Roseville for many years and was well known to all of the old-time citizens, who all speak very highly of him. He was a native of Burlington, Vermont, but had been in the west since the fifties.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Thursday, 9-11-1980

William Erwin Kingsland, born 91 years ago in Arkansas, a resident of California since 1936 and of Rocklin since 1956, died Sept. 10 in a Carmichael hospital. He was an oil pumper for 25 years for the Bansdall Oil Co. Survivors include his wife, Pearl Kingsland, and a son, Roy Kingsland, both of Rocklin; a daughter, Wilma Grandbois, Placerville; a brother, Clem Kingsland, Oroland; sisters, Tempa Williams, Mannford, OK, and Cora Long, Fresno; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was the father of the late Maxine DeCarlo and brother of the late Claud Kingsland. Service will be Friday at 1 PM at the Lambert Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd., with Dr. C. Earl Gibbs of the Arden Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Rocklin Cemetery.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Friday, 1-3-1873

Died - At Auburn Station, December 31st, 1872, Miss Katie Kirk, aged 23 years, 2 months, and 12 days. Miss Kirk was born in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, and came to California in 1858. For some time past, she has been residing at Los Angeles, from which place she accompanied her sister, Mrs. Carter, to Auburn, arriving on the 21st instant, intending to spend Christmas among her friends here and then proceed to Olympia, Washington Territory, at which place she was to have been united in marriage on the 2d of January—the day of her funeral—to Charles E. Clancy, purser on the steamer North Pacific. The day after her arrival here, she was taken sick and after suffering and wrestling with the grim destroyer for nine days, her spirit calmly and peacefully passed from the body and wafted its way to join the galaxy of angels on the other shore. Miss Kirk was at one time a resident of Auburn and had by her uniform kindness, gentle deportment, and urbane manners endeared to her a large number of warm friends who sincerely mourn her sudden demise and condole with her bereaved family.

Roseville Press-Tribune, 1-1-1970

Earl Otis Kirkbride, 72, a native of Vermont, IL, died Jan. 1 in a Roseville convalescent hospital. Kirkbride had retired as a security guard, Merchants Police, San Francisco. He had resided in the San Bernardino area from 1913 until moving to San Francisco in 1943, and had resided in Rocklin the past year. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Post No. 1, American Legion, San Francisco. Survivors include a sister, Martha Rankin, Yucaipa; a nephew, Harold Williams, Rocklin; and a sister-in-law, Lillian A. Kirkbride, Rocklin. Friends may call at Cochrane’s Chapel of the Roses, 103 Lincoln Street, until 9 PM, Sunday. Graveside services will be in the Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR, Tuesday at 2 PM.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-8-1918

Harry F. Kittredge, a native of New Hampshire, aged 38 years, is a victim of influenza, he dying at the Kittredge home in Main Street early Monday morning, November 4, 1918. Deceased was one of the best known railway men in the city, he being a locomotive engineer who has run out of Roseville for a number of years. He leaves a wife, Martha Kittredge, to mourn his loss. The funeral services will be held tomorrow under the auspices of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and the Odd Fellows, of which organizations he was a valued member. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Wednesday, 11-28-1951
Man Drops Dead at IOOF Dance

Funeral services for Henry Earl Kloss, 47, of 608 Main Street, will be held today at Oroville. Kloss died of a heart attack Saturday evening while attending a dance in Odd Fellows Hall. Efforts by the fire department resuscitation squad proved futile. He resided here for the past two and a half months, coming from Oroville. The remains were returned by Broyer Mortuary. He is survived by a wife, Adaline of Roseville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kloss of Oroville; a sister, Mrs. L. Bernice Renfrew, also of Oroville; and a brother, Cecil Kloss of Los Angeles.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 7-19-1929
Katherine Knapp Is Pneumonia Victim; Funeral Saturday – Local Young Woman Injured at Shasta City Succumbed Yesterday

The sudden passing of Katherine Knapp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Knapp, who died Wednesday evening, July 18, at the Sutter Hospital in Sacramento, shocked and grieved the entire community. Just as she was blooming into young womanhood, this beautiful, lovely girl was taken from us at the age of nineteen years, four months, and two weeks, her birthday occurring March 4. Katherine was born and grew to young womanhood in Roseville, graduating from the grammar school and from the Roseville Union High School with the class of 1927. While attending that institution, she took an active part in the social, musical, and literary activities; serving as class secretary during her freshman and sophomore years; taking parts in the operettas, season’s festival, and class plays; a member of Rose Leaves staff during her senior year; and a charter member of the Parthena, girls’ honor society. She was a talented pianist and was accompanist for the high school orchestra, assisting in many of the musical affairs of the school. Always willing, courteous, and sweet mannered, she was ever a favorite with teachers and students. The year following her graduation, Miss Knapp attended the Sacramento Junior College and the summer of 1928 was a student at the Chico State Teachers College at Mt. Shasta, following which she attended the regular session at Chico. She returned again to the Mt. Shasta school this summer and was there taken ill. Some time previous to the 4th of July she injured a muscle in her back while engaged in athletic sports. She was home four days over the 4th of July weekend and returned feeling a little better. And so it was a complete surprise and shock to her parents and other relatives, when in the midst of the celebration of the golden wedding of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Clark, on Sunday last, word was received from Katherine’s roommate, Miss Catherine Convery, that they had put her on the train to send her home. It was because the sick girl did not want to mar the happy occasion that she would not let them know of her condition any sooner. Tuesday morning pneumonia developed, and she was taken to the Sutter Hospital where her condition grew worse very rapidly and by that night no hope was held out for her recovery, the end coming 24 hours later. Katherine was a charter member of Roseville Bethel of Job’s Daughters, later joining Rose Chapter of Eastern Star, of which both her parents are members. At the Chico college, she was a popular and active member of the Phi Kappa Sigma sorority. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Roseville and when here was active in the Sunday school work as a teacher. To mourn the loss of this fine young woman are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Knapp; brother, Conrad; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Clark; uncles and aunts, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hellar and sons, and Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Clark of Roseville; Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Horton and family of Berkeley. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Broyer & Magner Chapel. Rev. Thomas H. Mee of Sacramento and Rev. H. E. Wells of the First Methodist Church will officiate as pastors. The pallbearers will be members from her high school class.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 7-24-1929
Many Gather for Funeral Rites of Katherine Knapp

Funeral services were held from the Broyer & Magner Chapel Saturday morning for Katherine Knapp, 19 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Knapp, whose death occurred Thursday morning at Sutter Hospital, Sacramento. The funeral was largely attended. A profuse array of flowers at the casket marked the ceremony, which was conducted by the Rev. T. H. Mee of Sacramento and Rev. H. E. Wells, pastor of the Roseville M. E. Church. Two selections, “Jesus Savior, Pilot Me” and “Does Jesus Care,” were rendered by a male trio composed of Melvin Lawson, W. G. Rees, and H. C. Slater. The accompaniment was by Mrs. Slater. The body was interred in the family plot at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Pallbearers were Pat Wamsley, Robert Rees, Alexander Broyer, L. B. Miller, Louis Ray, and Stanley Matheny. The remarks of Rev. T. H. Mee of Sacramento, former pastor of the Roseville M. E. Church, were an eloquent tribute to the young woman. In part he said:  “On the fourth day of March, 1910, there was born to Benjamin Conrad and Iva Marie Knapp a daughter, Katherine Rachael, whose sojourn of 19 years brought increasing happiness and fond anticipations. Not only in the home did she bring added joy, but among her many associates her unselfish life radiated a beneficent influence that words can little express. Upon her graduation from the grammar school, she entered the Roseville Union High School, which she completed with the class of 1927, when she took one year in the Sacramento Junior College, and one year in the Chico State Teachers College. It was while pursuing a summer course at the Mount Shasta branch of the same institution that she was taken ill a week prior to her passing at Sacramento July 17, 1929, after a brave endeavor in which she was supported by the best medical skill and loving care possible. Only those who have experienced similar loss can comprehend the loneliness that has enveloped the family circle at a time least expected and in a measure few are able to realize. Of a sunny nature, our dear one found many avenues in cheering those about her while her talents were freely used for others. Her interest in the Sunday school grew and for some time she taught a class in the First Methodist Church where she was a member of the Camp Fire Girls, while her musical talent was freely employed on many occasions. She was a member of Job’s Daughters and of the college sorority Phi Kappa Sigma. With but one more year of college preparation, she expected to enter her calling when the summons for an early promotion to the higher spheres was accepted, permitting her to learn and serve in the eternal school while her classmates labor here for a time. Though in this transition many are the more closely bound by this experience, we have reason to be assured that He who guides the destiny of many worlds does all things well. A dutiful daughter, a loving sister and true friend, having tarried with us less than one score short years, has made such a wholesome impression by her sweet manner of life that the world is richer, and by her departure, Heaven seems nearer, and we too are incited to follow the gleam of the unsetting sun. Her stricken parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis A. Clark, and devoted brother, Willis Conrad Knapp of Roseville, have a full measure of tender sympathy of a multitude of friends who join in a silent expression of merited tribute to one all had hoped might have tarried longer where her presence offered inspiration to young and old alike.”

Roseville Register, Thursday, 9-20-1917
Edward Knoff Dead

AUBURN, Sept. 18 - The funeral of Edward Knoff, who died Saturday, was held Tuesday with interment in the cemetery at Newcastle. Deceased was born and had been a lifetime resident of the Ophir district of this county and was a miner and farmer by occupation. He was aged 34 years and died of a complication of pulmonary troubles. Besides his wife and child, his father and three sisters survive. James R. Treverton, editor of Placerville, is a nephew.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Thursday, 2-1-1990

Levitabell Eunice “Pat” Koberlein of Roseville died of pneumonia on Sunday at Roseville Community Hospital. She was 76. Visitation is from 5 to 8 PM today with a 7 PM rosary at Lambert Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd., Roseville. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 AM Friday at Calvary Chapel, 7101 Verner Avenue, Sacramento. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Sacramento. Mrs. Koberlein was born in Oklahoma and had lived in Roseville for 24 years. She was a self-employed turkey rancher for 30 years. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Citrus Heights. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aloys Koberlein, who died in 1977, and her daughter, Dorothy Koberlein, who died in 1939. Survivors include her three sons, Dr. Earl Koberlein of San Jose; Carl Koberlein of Caldwell, Idaho; and Jerry Koberlein of Folsom; daughter, Judy Koberlein of Roseville; and brother, Guy Miner of Lincoln. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Roseville Hospital Foundation.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-29-1918
Died at Rocklin

Mrs. Maria Kokila, age 56 years 6 months, died at Rocklin November 24 at 6 PM. Wife of the late Gus Kilila and mother of Sanui Anderson; Torvo Kokila, now at Camp Lewis; Verner Kokilo, AEF, France; and sister of John Saari, Portland, Oregon; J. S. Saari, Evelith, Minnesota; Mrs. F. Wirkkula, Ore, Wisconsin; and Mrs. I. Lampi, Evelith, Minnesota.

Roseville Register, Friday, 9-27-1912
Greek Laborer Killed by Cars

Last Thursday Chris Kootroombes, a Greek car repairer, was killed through being struck and mangled under a string of “bad order” cars. The coroner’s inquest was held on Friday night and verdict rendered was:

“Accidental death by being crushed under a car on which he was working, by the switching crew bumping into it.”

The brake fixtures caught and disemboweled him. When found, he was still alive but died a few minutes later. Kootroombes and his full-brother James Kootroombes started to work on a flat car in a string of “bad orders” which had been switched on the track, but which the switching crew were still working with. The repair men did not place signals to notify the switching crew that they had commenced work on the car, nor did they ascertain if the proper signals had been placed by the switching crew denoting the cars would not be disturbed, and were ready for the repair men to begin work. Instructions are issued each morning to the repair men and the switching crews to regard these signals, and it was the failure of Kootroombes to do this that resulted in his death. He had crawled under the end of a flat car and started to unloosen a bolt, while his brother went after a number of new bolts. In the meantime, the switching crew caused a couple of cars to be “kicked” against the string underneath the end of which Kootroombes was working. The entire string was moved, and the brake fixtures caught and fatally injured the man. The funeral was held from Cahen & Harmer’s Undertaking Parlors on Sunday. The Roseville band led the funeral. The interment took place in the IOOF Cemetery.

Roseville Tribune and Registr, Wednesday, 4-17-1929
Funeral Services Here This Morning For Well Known Loomis Resident

James Koukalek of Loomis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wenzel Koukalek, passed away at the Highlands Hospital, Auburn, on Saturday, April 13, 1929. He was a native of Minnesota and was 35 years of age. His death was caused by heart failure following an illness from influenza. The deceased was an automobile mechanic and had been in the employ of Reeves & Doty, automobile dealers in Loomis. Funeral services will be held from St. Rose’s Catholic Church, Roseville, this Wednesday morning at ten o’clock. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Besides his mother and father, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. F. E. Schunenan and Mrs. J. M. Marsh of Loomis, and two brothers, Antona Koukalek of Loomis and Frank K. Koukalek of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Broyer & Magner.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 7-3-1929
Mrs. Koukalek, 77, of Loomis Buried Here

Funeral services were held Monday morning from the Catholic church for Mrs. Katherine Koukalek, 77, of Loomis. Burial was at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Deceased leaves a husband, Antonio, and two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Marsh and Mrs. F. E. Kuneman, all of Loomis.

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Saturday, 6-27-1874

Fatal Accident - Haug Koy, a leading Chinese merchant of Auburn and an old citizen, was killed Thursday morning by being thrown from his wagon. He was driving near Gold Hill about eight miles from town when the wheels ran into a gully, upsetting the wagon and throwing him on his head, a sharp rock cutting an ugly hole in his head and killing him almost instantly. The deceased was well respected here, being an intelligent and upright man.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 1-25-1917
Death Calls Old War Veteran

Jacob Krieger, veteran of the Franco-Prussian War, a native of Germany, died at the home of his son Tuesday morning. Jacob Krieger was born in Germany in 1850. He was married in the land of his birth, and when 32 years of age he and his helpmate arrived in the United States, going to Oakland to make their home, where 27 years ago she who had been an aid and comfort to him passed to the great beyond. Two years ago he came to Roseville, making his home with his son Arthur. During the two years that he lived in Roseville, he made many friends. He was of a retiring disposition but when drawn out was replete with exciting tales of the great war in which he was an actor, and at times a heroic one. He leaves one brother, resident of Oakland; four sons, Frank, who is a missionary in South America, Herman of Oakland, Charles and Arthur of Roseville; and one daughter, Kathryn of Melrose. He was a charter member of the Foresters of America, having been an active member for 30 years. He was reared in the faith of the German Lutheran Church and kept the faith. Strong and robust for years, he fought the disease that finally claimed him as he fought the enemy of yore with unfaltering step and a firm determination to win - but he had to answer the call of his Captain, and when the time finally came he obeyed the command promptly and without fear.