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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, 4-30-1915
Watchman Killed at S. P. Crossing – Man Gives Life to Save Autoload – Old Watchman Dies a Hero – Was Well Known

Tom Salling, also known as Tom MacAllister, gave up his life Tuesday evening about 9:20 to save an auto and its occupants. Mr. Debock was coming from the south in his automobile and in with him were several ladies. He saw the watchman and tooted his horn to warn him of his approach. MacAllister, the watchman, saw a train coming and walked into the center of the roadway to warn the approaching autoist. He did not, however, it seems, notice the speed at which the train was approaching and before the train could be brought to a stop, it had caught Mr. MacAllister and his life had been crushed out. Salling stood in the middle of the eastbound track when the train struck him. He made an attempt to get out of the way, but it is believed that he was caught by the running board of the engine and thrown under the engine. He was run over by the engine and one car. The left leg and left arm were cut off and rolled together, while the right leg was nearly severed. The back of the head was cut open, and the body was rolled and cut into an almost unrecognizable mass. The face was not cut, but bore the marks of bruises. Had not Salling stopped the auto, its occupants would have been hit by the engine and more lives perhaps been lost. He gave up his life that these might live. County Coroner Hislop was brought down and empanelled a jury to hear the evidence. The verdict of the jury was:  “That said Tom Salling came to an accidental death while in the performance of his duties.” The jury was composed of J. T. McGreanor, foreman; H. T. Malone, C. H. Root, T. P. Duff, R. C. Ingalls, M. E. Farnum, O. B. Conrad, O. C. Moore, J. B. Miller, A. E. Drake, and J. O. Farrell. The engineer on the switch engine was A. O. Noble and the fireman was H. E. Hanson. Both of the men did all in their power to stop the train and save the life of the faithful old watchman. The body was shipped to San Francisco today where it will be placed at rest besides those of other relatives.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 11-28-1928
Motorcycle Rider Meets Death Here in Mysterious Manner

Sunday morning, Attiglio Machutti, a carpenter of Roseville, was found on Church Street in front of the Mexicali Rosa Café, lying a short distance from his motorcycle and sidecar in an unconscious condition. The Tribune representative discovered in his investigation that the tragedy occurred at 1:15 o’clock Sunday morning. In conversation with one of the waitresses, the Tribune man learned that at the time mentioned, she heard a crashing noise and the night cook, hearing the same noise, stepped out into the street and found Mocchutti lying near his machine which was still in an upright position, although it had crashed into the curbing, which would seem to explain the noise which both the cook and waitress heard. The cook, who seemed reluctant about giving his name, picked up the unconscious man and at the time he says that he did not appear to have a scratch or injury of any kind upon his body. The unconscious man was carried into the café and placed in a chair. It was then that blood was observed to be flowing from the man’s nostrils, which would seem to indicate internal injuries. While the man was unconscious, the cook sought to give him stimulant. The injured man did not respond, and the hours went by until about 4:15 AM a friend of the unfortunate man came and recognized him. Securing aid, the man was carried to his room not far from the scene of the accident. Finally after some interval, a physician, whose name could not be secured, was called and Mocchutti was taken to the Southern Pacific Emergency Hospital where he died Sunday night. In looking over the scene of the accident, it would appear that the victim of the tragedy approached Church Street from Cedar, possibly at quite a speed. Just at the corner of Cedar and Church is a large hole, and in examining the tracks of the motorcycle and sidecar, it would seem plausible that in essaying to make the turn, Mochutti’s car swerved into the hole and then the tracks make a turn to the left of the middle of the street, finally crashing into the curbing to the left of the street. The tires were found to be perfectly flat. A deep cut is to be seen in the asphalt. At this point, the car must have swerved with terrific rapidity to the left, possibly catapulting Mocchutti with an awful force to the street. The blood from the nostrils might, as has been said, indicate internal injuries. Some people have held the theory that the man was foully dealt with, but the above related circumstances would seem to militate against this theory.

[Submitter’s note:  The name of the deceased was spelled different ways; however, the spelling in the name title comes from the death index which, presumably, is the correct version.]

Roseville Register, Thursday, 2-5-1920

Ian MacFarland died at the S. P. hospital last week, and the funeral was held in San Francisco Monday afternoon from the Episcopal Church of which his father is the pastor. He was a splendid young man, and his friends were legion. His was the strength of robust man, full of vigor and ambition; the grim reaper mowed him down almost ruthlessly. He was laid to rest in Cypress Law Cemetery in his native city of San Francisco. The funeral was large attended, among those going from Roseville were:  Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walthers, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. James Otrell, Mr. and Mrs. H. Sandrock, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Waters, Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Irving, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Farnsworth, Messrs. Tom Dyer, Wm. Bohs, C. A. Wiley, C. W. Meffitt, E. Henderson, J. O’Toole, W. Prouty, Myron and Harold Lackey.

Placer Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 1-8-1930
Mrs. Luz Machado Laid to Rest Here Tuesday

Funeral services were held from St. Rose’s Catholic Church here yesterday afternoon for Mrs. Luz Machado who passed away Sunday at Stockton at the age of 84. Interment was at Roseville Cemetery. Mrs. Machado was the mother of Mrs. T. W. Falltrick of Roseville and the grandmother of Roy, Lila, and Tommy Falltrick and William Burchard; all of Roseville.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 3-30-1878
Death of Joe Maguire

All old Auburnites will remember Joe Maguire whose death was noticed in last week’s Argus. He was at one time clerk with Gove & Gordon in the general merchandise business in the store now occupied by George B. Macombe. This was about fifteen years ago. He was an uncommonly fine tenor singer and an accomplished musician generally and a universal favorite. In San Francisco, where he has chiefly resided since then, he was loved and honored by everyone with whom he was acquainted. It is seldom indeed that we notice such general and hearty regard expressed for any person as we find in the San Francisco newspapers, in every one of which considerable space was given to the funeral ceremonies last Sunday. Deceased was a member of the Bohemian Club which is made up of painters, actors, litterateurs, musicians, and of artists generally. He was also an esteemed member of Occidental Lodge No. 2, F&AM, and both of these bodies, besides several others, were largely in attendance at Masonic Temple where the Masonic services were held and afterwards at the First Unitarian Church on Geary Street where an oration was delivered by Mr. Henry Edwards, and an elegant poem composed by Daniel O’Connell, the first poet of California, was read by Col. W. H. L. Barnes. A choir of 50 male voices sang a number of appropriate pieces, and the Rev. Dr. Stebbins conducted the prayers. The church was crowded throughout. The cause of his death is believed to have been pneumonia.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 10-4-1879

John C. Mahler, a young gentleman, twenty-four years of age, who came to the Auburn Hotel last week from the Place Hotel, San Francisco, in a low stage of health, suffering from consumption, died on Saturday. The remains were sent to his old home in Peoria, Illinois. William Younger of Sacramento went east with the body.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 3-7-1918
Placer Farmer Ends Life with Shotgun

A Bee special under the date of March 1 from Lincoln says:Francis Maloney, owner of a 1000-acre farm six miles southwest of this place, blew the top of his head off with a shotgun about 6:30 AM today. Maloney had been acting queerly for nearly two weeks and complained it was almost impossible for him to sleep at nights. This morning he arose as usual and went out to the barn and prepared for the day’s work on the farm. He then returned to breakfast and then went to the barn. It was noticed he seemed to lose all composure. His wife sought to quiet him, but he returned to the house and went to his room, and a minute later a report was heard. Mrs. Maloney and her 7-year-old son went to the house. Maloney’s head was nearly blown off. He was dead. Maloney was about 44 years old and was a native of the county, coming of a well-known pioneer family. Besides the widow and son, the following brothers and sisters survive:Charles, George, and Elmer Mahoney, all of Lincoln; and Mrs. Phillip Mulligan of Sacramento. The Lincoln brothers are all farmers. The Coroner was notified at Auburn and was expected here during the day to take charge of the remains and to conduct the inquest.

Placer County Republican (Auburn), Wednesday, 2-6-1889

V. V. Mann, who died in Auburn on Monday morning, the 4th inst., was born in Hart County, Kentucky, November 24, 1827. When a young man, he learned the trade of a wagon-maker and for some years he worked at that business in Missouri and in Quincy, Illinois. He left the latter place for California on the 1st of April in 1850 and arrived in Placerville, El Dorado County, in August of the same year. There he remained mining for just twelve months and then moved to Sacramento County where for a time he kept a hotel and toll bridge. Between 1851 and 1864, he lived most of the time in Sacramento and Calaveras counties, but for a short time he was engaged in mining on the Feather River, and he also had a short residence in Grass Valley. In 1855 he was married to Miss Sarah A. Ray at Mokelumne Hill. Mrs. Mann died in 1862 at San Andreas. Mr. Mann came to Auburn in 1864 and has resided here continuously ever since. For many years, he was engaged in the furniture business alone and as a partner with G. C. Coker. In 1873 he was a member of the Board of Supervisors and in 1882 he was elected County Treasurer on the Democratic ticket. He held the latter office two terms, having been re-elected in 1884. It would have been a difficult matter to find a man in this county who was better known or who had more friends than V. V. Mann. He was genial, good-hearted, and particularly popular with the young men. He was an old member of the IOOF and for several terms the Treasurer of Auburn Lodge No. 7. He also belonged to the Red Men and carried an insurance of $3,000 in the Chosen Friends. Last year he retired from active business and fell ill with what was thought to be neuralgia. In the latter part of August, he went to San Francisco for treatment, but his health did not improve. Two or three months ago, the doctors discovered that he was suffering from a cancer in the face. An operation was performed without any good result, and about three weeks ago he came home to die. He passed away easily and peacefully on Monday morning. His funeral took place at 2 o’clock today from Freeman’s Hotel in charge of the Odd Fellows, Rev. John Chisholm acting as chaplain, and his remains were laid at rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 8-16-1879

Leonard Mannelin, son of a G. A. Mannelin of Michigan Bluff, was drowned in a small pond near that place on Sunday last. The child, who was not quite six years old, had been missing four or five hours, during which time diligent search was being made for him. Finally, his body was found in the pond into which he had accidentally fallen. He was a bright little fellow.

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Saturday, 4-5-1873

Sad Accident - We learn from a correspondent at Iowa Hill that Mathew H. Manuel was killed at that place on April 1st while working in the old South Point claims. It appears that young Manuel and his uncle, Mr. Sprague, were working in the claim when a cave from the bank under which they were piping caved and covered Manuel up. He was no doubt killed instantly, there being about ten feet of dirt on him. This seems to be a very unlucky claim. Two sons and father having been killed in the claim in the same manner, and the uncle came very near losing his life, having had his body and head very badly bruised and one eye knocked out. It also was the same claim in which Mr. Webster was killed in 1859. Mr. Manuel was a very promising young man, and bid fair to be the prototype of his father than whom none stood higher in that community. The news will be a terrible blow upon the mother of deceased who resides in Cornwall. In the last letter she wrote to her son, she begged of him to sell off all the property and come back to England before he got killed. Poor, heart-stricken mother!

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), 9-22-1877
Fatal Accident at Colfax

An accident occurred at the Rising Sun Mine near Colfax Saturday last, by which a young Cornishman named Philip Manuel lost his life. He came out of the drift to get some tools that had just been sent down to the 700-foot level from the top. One of the doors used when hoisting from that level was down and the other up. After taking the tools from the tub, he thoughtlessly stepped into the opening and fell a hundred feet down the shaft. His spine was dislocated, and he was otherwise badly bruised. The accident occurred about three o’clock PM. He lingered until about half past six the same evening. He was about twenty-five years of age and unmarried. He was a nephew to Mr. Simon Manuel, the underground foreman.

Roseville Register, Saturday, 9-19-1908
Death of H. P. Markert

LOOMIS - H. P. Markert, a well known resident of this section, was found dead this morning on his farm near this place. His sudden death was a great shock to the community, as he was a man of robust build and it was thought his health was of the best. He complained a little yesterday about not feeling well, but it was not believed that he was suffering from any serious complaint. He arose this morning as usual and went out to feed his stock. He failed to return, however, and when a search was made for him, it was found that he had expired while on his way to the stock. His body was found beside a trail. Heart disease was probably the cause of his death. Mr. Markert was one of the best known citizens in this community. He took a prominent part in all public affairs. He was formerly a resident of Sacramento and for many years conducted a mercantile business in the Capital City. He leaves a wife and daughter, Mrs. R. Dashiell. He was 76 years of age.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 4-22-1927

In her passing on Sunday, April 17, 1927, at Auburn, California, Mrs. Effa Lewis Marling, a resident of Placer County for a half century, has been called to her eternal home. Born near Crothersville, Jennings County, Indiana, February 13, 1847, she had reached the advanced age of 80 years, 2 months, and 4 days. Having been reared amid the scenes of her birth place, she obtained her schooling there and upon reaching young womanhood, on September 23, 1871, she was happily united in marriage with Mr. Noah H. Marling at Vernon, Jennings County, where they continued to live until 1877 when they came to California, locating in Placer County where the remainder of her useful life was spent. The promising prospects of a comfortable home with all of the ideal associations of which she had dreamed were frustrated when, in 1882, she was bereft of her devoted companion, leaving her the responsibility of caring for the family. She did bravely and with a devotion born out of disappointment, but with unabated hope for the future. Two of her children with which their home had been blessed were called in early childhood, while her cherished daughter May was taken in 1906. Being the daughter of a Methodist parsonage, she had the rich heritage of godly parents whose beneficent influence was a guiding star through the years. Hers it was to make a home for her children and later for her grandchildren in whom she took a full measure of interest and freely sacrificed of her waning strength. To her care and devotion may be attributed much that was built into the family life. Those cares and responsibilities did not deter her from doing for others as occasion and need dictated. Quiet, unassuming and industrious, she took little part in public functions but lent of her influence toward every good cause. A constant sufferer for many months, she looked steadfastly toward the day of her release from pain and care, her anticipations being realized on the Easter day when all worshippers were looking toward the city eternal for which she longed. Her struggle over, the victory won, the harbor is safely entered at last. To honor the memory of a well spent life, she leaves the following children:  Hiram B. and William L. Marling of Roseville, and Mrs. Stella Nye of North Sacramento, also five grandchildren. With these many friends in Rocklin where she lived for twenty-five years, and Roseville where she has resided since 1909, join in paying their tribute to one beloved and whose service to others can never be measured. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. H. Mee, assisted by Mrs. B. C. Knapp and Mrs. A. S. Teal, who sang “Rock of Ages” at the chapel of Broyer & Magner Tuesday afternoon, the concluding services being at the family plot in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Roseville where beautiful floral offerings were laid by loving hands. The pall bearers were the two grandsons, Charles and Irving Marling, Harry Boston, W. H. Sommers, Claude Cady, and L. Belben.

California Weekly Patriot, Iowa Hill, Saturday, 4-2-1859

On Thursday afternoon last, between four and seven o’clock, it was discovered that Mr. Marlow had committed suicide. The circumstances which led to the melancholy termination of this old man’s life, as near as we can ascertain, are as follows:  Sometime since, probably four months, Mr. Marlow’s wife, then residing in Wisconsin, died. A short time after this bereavement, he manifested a great anxiety to arrange his pecuniary affairs and start for his Atlantic home for the purpose of exercising a parental control and protection over an only and beloved daughter who had been left alone. He was, however, unable to gather his means together by the bad faith of the person to whom he had entrusted it with, and whose profession should have caused him, through respect for the cloth, to act otherwise. Since he became satisfied that it was impossible for him to obtain any satisfactory arrangement, he settled into a spirit of despondency, and hope, the bright star of man’s existence, appears to have taken its flight from him forever. He was determined to perish by his own hand, and on several occasions has he been heard to signify his intention of so doing which caused his neighbors for a time to keep a watch over his actions. On Thursday afternoon, a lady residing near his cabin was sent for. When he informed her that he had forwarded money for the purchase of a ticket on the next steamer and if she desired to return to the Atlantic states, he would give it to her, but he did not intend to go, and that he “never intended to get off his bed again.” She, not suspecting that he really intended suicide as he had frequently spoken in the same manner before, left him. After the lady left, until about 7 o’clock, no one visited the cabin; at which time an acquaintance stopped and found him lying in bed dead, his left arm hanging out of the bed nearly cut in two, underneath, a camp-kettle which contained about two gallons of blood, and on a shelf near by, a razor, the fatal instrument he had used. Mr. Marlow had long been a resident of our town and was respected as a hard-working, honest citizen. He was about 55 years of age and was from Wisconsin to this state, where he has a daughter residing. It is saddening to think that one who had buffeted the cares and troubles of life for the long period of fifty-five years should at last hurry himself unbidden, into the presence of his God.

Placer Tribune and Register, Friday, 1-24-1930
Son of First 49er Romance, Born at Nevada City in 1851, Summoned Here

James H. Marriott, who died here Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ethel Blair, at the age of 78, was the first white child to be born at Nevada City, according to the Grass Valley Union of Tuesday, which says:  “He was the son of James Marriott and Sara O’Hara, who met on a steamer bound for California, ‘round the Horn. The meeting resulted in their marriage on their arrival at Sacramento in 1848. They came to Nevada City in 1850, and here on January 11, 1851, their first son, James, was born.” Jim, as he was known throughout his life, was educated in the public schools of this city and North Bloomfield. Leaving school, he entered the employ of mining companies at North Bloomfield and continued in this work until his retirement in 1917. He was proficient in his work and at 21 was foreman of the well-known old Malakoff Mine near North Bloomfield. It was here that he cast the last brick of gold when hydraulic mining was placed under the ban of law, and a replica of this brick is now on display in the Ferry Building at San Francisco. With hydraulic mining closed in this county in 1884, he removed to Osceola, Nevada, and became superintendent of the Osceola Mining Company. He was also engaged in the general mercantile business in Osceola. Mr. Marriott was twice married, his first wife being Miss Mary Downing. Three children were born of this union, they being Mrs. Ella Doyle; Lee R. Marriott of Ely, Nevada; and Clara E., deceased. His second wife was Miss Mary O’Connor of the ridge section. The children born of this union are Mrs. Ethel M. Blair and Albert Marriott of Roseville; Henry, Earl and Chester Marriott of Ely. Mr. Marriott was a splendid type of man, of sterling character, standing for those things that were for the best interests of the communities in which he lived. He was born of pioneer parentage, grew up with the pioneers of this state and county, and he possessed the generous attributes of the pioneer. It was said of him that a prospector could always get a grubstake from Jim Marriott. In addition to the sons and daughters who survive him, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. G. W. Buckley of San Jose and Mrs. G. D. Kellenberger of Los Angeles; 11 grandchildren; a nephew, Joseph E. Marriott of Nevada City; and a niece, Mrs. Harry Crase of Grass Valley. He was a member of the various Masonic bodies, being a member of the Masonic lodge and chapter at Ely, the Knights Templar and the Shriners. He was also a member of the Eastern Star.

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

LINCOLN - Funeral services will be held Friday morning in the Assembly of God Church for Hula Maie Martin, 60, who died at Weimar, Placer County, August 16. She was a native of Oklahoma and had lived in Lincoln for 25 years. She was a member of Friendship Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 67 in Lincoln. Surviving are sisters Alice Williams of Kansas City; Julia Fairless of Lincoln; Bertha Griffin of Erick, OK; Ester Anderson of Portland, OR; and brothers Marvin Anderson of Erick, OK; George Anderson of Clear Lake; and Artie Anderson of Tuscola, OK. Arrangements were made by the Clark Funeral Home, and burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 2-17-1928
Friends Pay Loving Tribute to Memory of Mrs. Roy Martin When her Funeral Services Are Held Wednesday from St. Rose’s Church

A large concourse of sympathetic friends joined with the sorrowing relatives in paying a loving tribute to the memory of Mrs. Roy Martin when the funeral services were held from St. Rose’s Church on Wednesday at 10:30 o’clock. Requiem Mass was said by the rector, Fr. P. J. O’Sullivan, after which the interment took place in the Roseville IOOF Cemetery where a wealth of beautiful floral offerings gave eloquent testimony to the love and esteem of many friends for the departed. The casket bearers were W. L. Taylor, Wm. G. Kuhlman, Fred Kuhlman, Frank Caldarella, T. A. Elam, and John White. Madeline Green Martin was born in Sacramento on July 13, 1901, and passed from this life on February 12, 1928, at the age of 26 years, 6 months, and 29 days. She came with her parents to Roseville about fifteen years ago and had since resided here. She completed the elementary school course here and afterward attended St. Joseph’s Academy in Sacramento from which she graduated. She also attended business college after which she was employed in the offices of the Pacific Fruit Express Company. She was for a time an employee in the city clerk’s office and later in the G. W. Guptill store. In these various positions she came in close contact with the public and by her winsome and accommodating manners won the hearts of those whom she deemed it a pleasure to serve. She leaves to mourn her untimely departure from this life her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Green; her husband Roy Martin, with whom she was united in marriage about four years ago; a two-year-old daughter, Eugenia Ellen; and a sister, Mrs. Bert Elam of Sacramento.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Monday, 7-6-1970

Rosary will be recited for Jamie Robels Martinez tonight at 8 o’clock at the Clark Funeral Home in Lincoln. Mass will be offered tomorrow at 10 AM in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery. Martinez, born in Lincoln 23 years ago, lost his life in an automobile accident July 4 on Sierra College Boulevard. He is survived by his widow, Evangeline; a daughter, Monique; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Martinez, Lincoln; a sister, Dolores Aneguin, Lincoln; and two brothers, Ruben of Rancho Cordova and Tony of Loomis.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 8-14-1919

Mrs. Carrie Esther May was born in Nebraska, August 11, 1876, and passed to her eternal reward at Sacramento, August 1, 1919. When seven years of age, she accompanied her parents to California, living for the most part in Placer County where she formed a large circle of friends. When but a girl, she was deprived of her mother who left a large family in her care. Ten years later, her father was taken. It was not easy for one of such tender years to assume so great responsibilities as were thrust upon her. This task she assumed gladly, being a true mother to the younger children. On August 30, 1896, she was united in marriage with Mr. George M. May. To them, four children were born. In the new-made home, she proved her devotion as in other days. She was a loving wife and mother, while her many traits of a beautiful character were so evident as to leave their abiding impression. Her attachment to her loved ones was in a measure rarely surpassed while her sacrificial life was one of unusual merit. Besides a grief-stricken husband and three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Engvall, Mrs. Edith Leggett, and Lela May, and a son, Oliver May, she leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her death. The funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church, and interment was in IOOF Cemetery.

MAY, son of JOHN
Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Saturday, 3-8-1873

Sad and Fatal Accident - On Monday a little son of John May living at Colfax, aged about eighteen months, fell into a spring and was drowned. The mother of the child had allowed him to go outside of the yard to play with the other children, and it is supposed that he strayed away from them and coming to the spring, commenced playing with the water and fell in. It was nearly an hour after he was missed before the body was discovered. A portion of the spring being covered with boards, he had floated under them and became hidden from the view of persons passing.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Tuesday, 3-22-1955
O. McAlpin, Pioneer Here, Dies at 96

Roseville lost one of its old-time residents today with the death of Orrin Webster McAlpin, who passed away in his home at 404 Oak Street. Mr. McAlpin, who was 96 years old, had lived here since 1907. He was the son of a 49er couple, Mr. and Mrs. John McAlpin, who crossed the plains in a covered wagon and settled in Salem, Ore. Last June, Mr. and Mrs. McAlpin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 28, 1904. Mrs. McAlpin is the former Abby Mason. Mr. McAlpin owned and operated a planning mill and cabinet shop in a building at 401 Oak St., site of a business structure now owned by Frank Tropper. He sold his mill and retired in 1935. His entire career was spent as a builder and carpenter. Among the many structures he was in charge of building was the large Pacific Grove Hotel. A few months ago, the McAlpins won in a drawing a trip to Hawaii given by Globe Television in an advertising campaign. However, they decided against making the voyage and instead were presented with a television set. In addition to Mrs. McAlpin, Mr. McAlpin is survived by niece Oral Stimpson of Portland, Ore. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 PM at the Lambert Funeral Home, in charge of the Rev. Herbert Tweedie, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Reno, Nev.

Roseville Register, 4-28-1910
Death of Well-Known Resident of Auburn

Daniel Koy McAulay died at his home in this city at 9:15 o’clock last Wednesday evening from dropsy, a disease he had been suffering with for about seven years and on account of which he had been confined to his bed almost continuously since last June. For a few days prior to his death, he seemed to be getting better, and his relatives and friends had hopes for his recovery. Mr. McAulay was born in Gould, Province of Quebec, Canada, in 1870. He came to Forest Hill in 1887, where he mined for several years. He learned the blacksmith trade in Geo. Allen’s shop in Auburn and conducted a shop in Iowa Hill for five years. For several years he owned and managed the Forks House on the Forest Hill divide. He was married to Miss Mamie Smith at Iowa Hill in 1896.  --Placer Republican

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 10-26-1878
Found Dead

James McBride, a young man about 25 years of age, well known in Auburn, being a nephew of John McBride of Rattlesnake, was found dead in a cabin about a mile from Emigrant Gap on Wednesday. Deceased had been employed in J. Milliken’s saw mill and was missing since Sunday, the 13th. His disappearance excited no comment for several days, when at last search was made for him but in vain. On Wednesday, Mr. W. Sumner again set out to hunt up the missing man and came upon the body about half a mile from the saloon on the Bear Valley Road where he had laid down, as it is thought, while intoxicated. The night succeeding was a stormy one it will be remembered, the weather being cold and snow falling, and the exposure caused his death. No inquest was held on the body.

Roseville Register, 6-16-1910
Engineer Meets Death Under his Engine

J. J. McCabe was accidentally killed at Bowman last Sunday morning by being run over by his engine and three dump cars. His body was cut in two. McCabe was an engineer in the employ of Erickson and Petterson, the railroad contractors, and operated one of the construction engines at the Bowman camp of the company. The engine and three dump cars were standing on a steep piece of track and the wheels were blocked. McCabe was down in front of the engine making some repairs. For some unexplained reason, the locomotive began moving, and McCabe was unable to get out of its way. A coroner’s jury found a verdict of accidental death. The deceased was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, about 50 years old and leaves two sons, one being employed at Roseville and the other in Chicago.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 2-3-1877
Suicide at Colfax

Last week we briefly mentioned a suicide at Colfax. The particulars of the case, as near as we can learn them, are as follows:  A man named John McCabe, recently from Nevada City, went into the restaurant of Wm. Farrall at Colfax and ordered supper. While waiting, he was observed to put something into his mouth. In a few minutes he was seized with violent cramps and in less that half an hour was dead. A piece of paper with strychnine adhering to it was found on the floor, and from another slip on the table his name was ascertained. An inquest was held, and the fact developed that he had taken his own life, and that strychnine was the deadly agent employed. He had previously complained of bad luck in business, and said he did not want to live. He had also written to friends at San Jose, saying he intended to take his life. He left money enough to pay his funeral expenses.

Placer Press-Tribune, Tuesday, 9-18-1990

Jan. 17, 1922 – Sept. 17, 1990. Delores F. McCarrel, 68, died at Roseville Hospital Monday. A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, she had lived in Roseville for 36 years. She had moved to Sacramento in 1922. She was a homemaker and a member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. She was a graduate of Sacramento High School. There will be a private cremation, arrangements made by Cochrane’s Chapel of the Roses. Mrs. McCarrel is survived by her son, Brian McCarrel of Roseville; brother, John L. Thompson of Sacramento; sister, Madeline A. Vining of Roseville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas, who died in 1972. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roseville Hospital Oncology Unit and left at the funeral home.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 7-12-1929
Funeral Held Thursday for D. McCartney, 64

David McCartney, resident of Lincoln for 22 years, died at his ranch home Tuesday at the age of 64 years. He was a native of Ireland. McCartney came to the United States in 1885, settling on the Whitney ranch where he worked for ten years. He then moved to Pleasant Grove district where he lived for ten years, and later removed his family to a ranch near Lincoln, where they have resided for the last 22 years. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America at Pleasant Grove and a director in the former Bank of Western Placer. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna McCartney; children Mrs. Florence Nader, Anna, Ardell, Wilson, Dee, and Theodore McCartney, all of Lincoln; Mrs. Ida Fairman and Mrs. Agnes Fleiss of Oakland; grandchildren Mardell Fairman and Stanley Nader; and brothers Hugh and James McCartney, both of Vancouver, British Columbia. Funeral services were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Florence Nader, Thursday afternoon at 2:30, with Rev. Thomas Ray of Los Angeles officiating. Interment was at Manzanita Cemetery, Lincoln.

Placer Herald (Auburn), 12-24-1892
One of the Sturdy Pioneers of Placer Passes Peacefully Away

James McCormick, ex-sheriff of Placer County, died at his home in Auburn last Tuesday evening, the 20th instant, at the ripe old age of 81 years, 2 months, and nine days. Old age had been gradually creeping on and showed its impress in his tottering gait and feeble voice. He grew gradually weaker and weaker, but only for the last few weeks had he been confined to his home and bed. Mr. McCormick was a man of naturally strong constitution, and he was as sturdy and rugged in his honesty and manhood as in his physical frame. Square in all transactions with his fellow man, genial in disposition and accommodating by nature, he was naturally very popular, and in all his various pursuits he never lacked for warm and earnest friends. He was a native of Ireland but came to America when quite a young man. He lived a while in New York and then moved to Kentucky where he resided until attracted to the West by the gold fever in California. In Kentucky he knew Henry Clay and other distinguished men who have long since passed to their own. He was a pioneer to this state, and very early in the fifties he came to this county and settled at Michigan Bluff. There he followed mining and subsequently merchandising, being in business in the Bluff at the same time that Senator Stanford was a merchant of that town. He often spoke of his familiarity in early days with the man who is now the possessor of millions and who holds a seat in the Senate of the United States. In 1871 he was elected District Collector on the Democratic ticket, a position he filled with honor and fidelity. In 1873 he was elected Sheriff of the county and so well filled the trust that he was re-elected to the office of Coroner and Public Administrator. His public acts like his private life were free from criticism. He was married twice. Mrs. J. M. Jacobs is a daughter of his first wife. His second wife, a most estimable lady, and six children by her, survive him. They are Mrs. Kenison, Mrs. Kirby, Mrs. Mulligan, Mrs. Adams, and Thomas and Dollie. The last two are unmarried. The funeral, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, took place Thursday afternoon and in spite of the bad weather was largely attended. He was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Few men are allotted to longer life than was enjoyed by James McCormick, and few live to a better purpose.

Placer Herald (Auburn), 1-29-1898

The sudden and unexpected death of Thomas F. McCormick, which occurred at the home of his mother in Auburn Thursday evening, was a great shock to his many friends. Less than three months ago, he was compelled to cease working owing to acute lung trouble, and although he applied to the very best medical aid in the state, relief was evidently impossible, and while his illness was considered serious, no one thought of his nearness to the Great Beyond. Thomas Francis McCormick was born in Auburn twenty-eight years ago, and he was a son of the late ex-Sheriff McCormick. Tom, as his friends usually called him, was one of those whole-souled, big-hearted and generous boys who always had a good word for all and who was ever willing to aid, assist, and accommodate his friends regardless of personal sacrifice. He was honest and upright, genial and kindly in his nature, and possessed of the happy faculty of making friends and keeping them. He leaves a mother and five sisters to mourn his loss, namely, Mrs. A. W. Kenison, Mrs. Dan Kirby, Mrs. J. M. Jacobs, Mrs. E. Adams, Mrs. Mulligan, and Miss Dollie McCormick. His funeral will be held from the Catholic Church, Sunday afternoon at two o’clock.

Roseville Register, 6-16-1910
Infant Drowns in Reservoir

Joe McCrary, the 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCrary, was drowned Monday afternoon in the large reservoir near Newcastle. He was carried down the stream in the ditch a quarter of a mile before found. It was probably an hour after he fell into the reservoir when his absence was noticed. A hurried search was made. The water was turned off in the ditch, resulting in the finding of the boy’s dead body. The father is the tender of the reservoir for the South Yuba Water Company and resides half way between Auburn and Newcastle.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 5-7-1930
Auburn Youth Is Killed, 2 Others Injured in Crash

Jack McCrary, 21, of Auburn was killed and Merle Shaves, 19, and Raymond Barudoni, 20, were injured, Shaves seriously, in Placer County’s first accident of the fishing season. The crash occurred Friday morning while the youthful trio was enroute to Forest Hill for an outing. Their car, driven by Barudoni, failed to make a sharp turn at what is known as the Ol Swimming Hole, four miles east of Auburn, and plunged to the rocks 40 feet below. McCrary, son of J. W. McCrary of Auburn, died instantly in the crash. Shaves, son of Thomas Shaves of Auburn, received internal injuries and a possible fracture of the skull. Barudoni escaped with less serious hurts. Freeing himself from the machine, Barudoni made his way back to the road and was picked up by a passing motorist and returned to Auburn where he notified authorities. Coroner Colin B. Hislop in turn brought Shaves to the hospital and returned McCrary’s body for an inquest.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 3-7-1928
Charles H. McCuen Dies Suddenly Here Monday Forenoon – Funeral Services Will Be Held This Morning – Burial in Sacramento

Charles Henry McCuen died very suddenly at his home at 145 Nevada Avenue at 11:45 AM Monday, March 5, 1928, after an illness of only four hours. The cause of his death was neuritis. Funeral services are in charge of Broyer & Magner and will be held this (Wednesday) morning at 10:00 o’clock from the St. Rose Catholic Church of Roseville, Rev. Fr. O’Sullivan will read the services. The pall-bearers will be six of his fellow workers from the PFE blacksmith shop where he was employed up until the morning of his death. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sacramento. Mr. McCuen was a native of El Dorado County, California, where he was born 67 years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, Mrs. Frances H. McCuen; two sons, John F. of Klamath Falls, Oregon; and Dr. C. T. of San Francisco; and a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Woodbury of Roseville. Two brothers and two sisters also survive him:  Will McCuen of Camino; Henry McCuen of Dallas, Texas; Mrs. E. B. Collier of Santa Ana; and Sister St. Mary Augusta of the College of Notre Dame, Marysville. Relatives who came for the funeral are Mr. and Mrs. Will McCuen of Camino, Dr. and Mrs. C. T. McCuen of San Francisco, and John F. McCuen of Klamath Falls.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-8-1918

John A. McCuen, a native of Iowa, aged 64 years, died October 31, 1918, at the county hospital at Auburn, a victim of influenza. The remains were brought to the West Chapel where services were held, and the body was shipped to Placerville for burial on Sunday.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-21-1913
Aged Man Dies at Colfax

George B. McCullough, who had lived in this section of Placer County for over fifty years, died yesterday from pneumonia. He was a native of Virginia, aged 74 years. The funeral was held from Odd Fellows Hall Tuesday afternoon.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 3-29-1879
Colfax Items

It is six months since the diphtheria first made its appearance in Colfax, and during this period there has been forty-eight cases resulting in the death of nine children. There are three bad cases at present. Mr. McCullough’s youngest child died on Tuesday morning, and his eldest boy, Bob, about seven years old, is so ill that he is hardly expected to recover. Among the other children suffering with this dread disease are James McCarthy, a young man of seventeen, eldest son of Mr. J. McCarthy, shoemaker; Abbie Allen, second child of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Allen, who recently lost one of their children by diphtheria; Freddie Wales, second child of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wales; and a son of a Mr. Richards, a Cornishman.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 2-5-1876

Peter McDermitt, a former resident of Auburn, died in Sacramento on Sunday last. The remains were brought here for interment. The funeral took place on Thursday. Mrs. McDermitt and family will return to Auburn and make it their home.

Sacramento Daily Union, 03-10-1873

Doty's Flat, Placer Co., March 5 - Frances, wife of Wm. McDonald, 38 years, 10 days.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-8-1918

Hazel McDonald, a native of Wyoming, aged 24 years, was one of influenza’s toll for the week. Deceased leaves a husband and 6-year-old daughter, both in the local hospital suffering from the same malady. The body was shipped to Green River, Wyoming, for interment.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 3-16-1878
Accidentally Killed

John McDonough, a miner working at the Laird mine about two miles from Pino, was killed by a premature blast about 1 o’clock on the 7th. He had put in the blast, but the fuse did not go off. Mr. Laird, the superintendent, cautioned him to be very careful in extracting the blast and not to go within a foot or a foot and a half of it. He answered to the effect that it was all right, he would be careful. Mr. Laird then went to the office a short distance off and then to the house, cautioning deceased a second time as he came back from the office and passed by where McDonough was at work. A few minutes afterward, when returning from the house, Mr. Laird met his son Samuel, a young man of twenty-one, running towards him, who stated that McDonough had been killed. He said he had seen McDonough churning down with the drill, and that he also admonished deceased to be very careful, but the man replied he was pouring water on the powder and there was no danger. Almost immediately after, the blast went off and tore into the poor fellow’s vitals. He died instantly. The deceased was about 28 years of age, a native of Ireland, and married. He leaves a wife and two boys—one of three years, and the other eighteen months old. Mr. McDonough had been employed here but three or four weeks but claimed to have had experience in using powder in the quarries near Rocklin. He had also worked for the C.P R.R. as section man. An inquest was held at Rocklin on the 9th, and a verdict was rendered in accordance with the above facts. A $10 coffin was ordered from Auburn by Mr. Laird, and the remains were decently interred at Rocklin last Saturday. Through the exertions of Mr. Laird, also, we understand that subscription lists have been circulated and generously signed by the citizens of Rocklin, Pino, and vicinity for the destitute family.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 11-3-1910
Death of Supervisor McFadden at Auburn

In the death of John William McFadden at the hospital at Auburn last Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, Placer County loses its second democratic supervisor within a year and a half, the first being Edward E. Hill of Lincoln. Mr. McFadden was a resident of Forest Hill and represented the fifth district on the board of supervisors. He became ill last July and went to San Francisco to consult specialists. He learned he was afflicted with Bright’s disease and that it was only a matter of time when he would die. He returned to Auburn October 2d and on the following day attended a meeting of the board of supervisors. He was unable to attend the session of the board on the next day. He went to the hospital for treatment, realizing that his end was close at hand.

Mr. McFadden was 51 years of age. He was a plumber by trade. He had served as license collector under former Sheriff Conroy and as deputy sheriff under Assessor Mitchell. He was elected a member of the board of supervisors two years ago. He is survived by his widow and five children.

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

Roy Glenwood McGee, 77, a native of Flat River, MO, and a resident of Penryn for the past 23 years, died Sept. 9 in an Auburn hospital. He is survived by his wife, Daisy McGee of Penryn; daughters, Wanda Cox, Loomis and Glenda M. Horne, Farmington, MO; and a son, Charles W. McGee of Big Lake, TX. Service was conducted Thursday at 2 PM at Sands’ Foothill Chapel, Loomis. The Rev. John B. Tompkins officiated. Burial was in the Newcastle Cemetery.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 7-17-1919

Robert Davis McGehee was born October 4, 1857, in the state of Illinois and passed away July 7 at the age of 61 years. He was married to Narcissus Lampley on December 5, 1878. To this union came four children, Florabelle who died in childhood, C. W. McGehee of Loomis, and Thurman McGehee of Newcastle. His wife survives him. They had been residents of California for the past ten years and during his stay in Placer County had made many close friends who regret his passing away.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 10-22-1919
Nursery Man Killed by his Wife – Mrs. Charles W. McGhee, Who Shot and Killed Husband at Loomis, in Jail at Auburn Nearly Collapses – Head of Large Nursery Company Is Victim of Fatal Row – Was About to Cash in on Large Holdings

"I didn’t mean to kill him. I shot to frighten him." said Mrs. Charles W. McGhee to the officers at Auburn when she gave herself up for the shooting of her husband October 18. Following a family quarrel, when the wife alleges her husband taunted her, she drew a revolver from a table drawer, fired two shots, and fled to give herself up with the above admission to the officers that she had fired the fatal shots. McGhee was the owner of a large nursery planted three years ago, and from the sale of trees, he was about to realize a small fortune. He and his wife had parted five months ago, and she had applied for a divorce, and the decree had been entered. A reconciliation took place, as the wife says, upon the promise that McGhee would set aside for the wife $5000. Failure to keep this and other promises resulted in the shooting that resulted in death. A Coroner’s Jury Wednesday returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased came to his death from a gun-shot wound fired by some unknown person. The tragedy took place on the McGhee ranch near Loomis, and after the shooting the wife ran to Loomis to obtain a physician and to inform the officer, giving herself up to Justice of the Peace Randolph.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 10-26-1927
Robert McIntosh Called by Death at Age 75 Years

Funeral services for the last John Robert McIntosh were held at the Glad Tidings Tabernacle on Tuesday afternoon, October 24th, Rev. C. C. Hurlbut conducting the services. An impressive hymn was sung as a duet by members of the church choir. Burial took place in the IOOF Cemetery, and services at the grave were conducted by the Odd Fellow Lodge with Noble Grand L. M. Layton and Chaplain Oscar Hanisch reading the services. Pall bearers were from the same order and were Past Grands Robert Watson, E. A. Clement, A. E. Gilkey, Walter Astill, H. T. Miller, and H. C. Nolte. John Robert McIntosh passed away at the home of his son, A. R. McIntosh, Sunday afternoon, October 23, 1927, at the age of 75 years. He was born in Nova Scotia but came to California in 1873, settling at North Bloomfield. He has lived in Roseville six years. Left to mourn his loss are his widow, Mrs. Annie McIntosh, one son, A. R. McIntosh, and two daughters, Mrs. Walter Miller, all of Roseville, the other daughter, Mrs. J. C. LeBroke residing at Sparks, Nevada; several grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Jessie Hill of Oakland. Relatives and friends who were here to attend the funeral were:  Mr. and Mrs. J. C. LeBroke of Sparks, Nevada; Fred Beck of Gold Flat and Herman Beck of Oakland, brothers of Mrs. J. R. McIntosh; Sam Veale and wife of Grass Valley and Will Veale of Sierra City, and Herman Veale of Auburn, nephews of the deceased; Mr. and Mrs. Hans Jensen and J. G. O’Neil of Nevada City; Mrs. Frank Volvin of Grass Valley; Mrs. F. R. Merrill of Yuba City, the latter the mother of Mrs. A. R. McIntosh.

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Saturday, 8-5-1876
Sudden Death

Thomas McKeefer, who has been chopping wood for Mr. James Cardwell at the Summit House since the 28th of June, died very suddenly on Sunday last while in the wash-room connected with the hotel. It appears that he had been complaining of not feeling well for some time but was still at work. He had gone into the wash-room with some other men when suddenly he fell upon the floor and began beating it with his head. The other men rushed to his assistance, but before anything could be done for him, he was dead, the whole affair occupying only about three minutes. Coroner Swett was notified and an inquest was held on Monday, the verdict of the jury being that he came to his death from some cause unknown to them. He was a native of the state of Ohio and aged 35 years. He formerly worked for Mr. G. W. Applegate. His remains were brought to Auburn and interred in the hospital burying ground.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 4-8-1927

On June 10, 1851, in Brady’s Band, Pennsylvania, Washington Bannon McKinsey was born in a happy home of four brothers and three sisters who continued to live there until he was approaching his teen age, and when a young man he took up his residence in Pittsburgh. There he entered the employ of Singer and Nimick as an apprentice in their extensive rolling mills in which he continued for many years as one of the most efficient workers in the city. His skill and integrity led to steady advancement and increased confidence. Later he entered the newspaper business, being associated with the Pittsburg Gazette as circulating manager, thus gaining a wide acquaintance and proving himself a most influential citizen and friend of every good cause. December 24, 1878, he was happily united in marriage with Miss Amanda F. E. Smith, this union being blessed with two children. After more than thirty years enriched by this companionship, he was bereft of a true helpmate whose place as homemaker was taken five years later when on July 3, 1916, he was joined in holy wedlock with Mrs. Viva Winefred Davis of Pittsburg. It was her loyalty and her devotion that proved an unfailing comfort throughout his advancing years, and especially during his last illness reaching over several months. In January 1924, to gain a more desirable climate, they came to Roseville, California, where they made many choice friendships. For more than fifty-four years servant of God and brother of all mankind had been a devout Christian and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in which he gave untiring toil and talents in full measure. His life was ever an open book while his charity was world wide. Of keen intellect, affable sunny nature, and energetic disposition his contribution to the happiness of countless lives he touched cannot be measured. His fraternal associations with the United Workmen for years afforded him a contact that evidenced deep sympathy. As a valued Sunday school teacher in the Glen Methodist Church, a large class of boys derived the benefits of a ripened experience overjoyed in the privilege of continuing to the beautiful sunset of life a labor of love. To those who shared his wise council, life has been made vastly richer. Being unable to longer attend the public services of the sanctuary, he greatly appreciated the cottage prayer services held at the family fireside each week for the past month, and from which he was summoned with the rising of the sun on Sunday morning, April 3, 1927, being past the seventy-fifth milestone. Conscious to the last, he passed peacefully to his Lord and Master with the assurance of the peace that passeth understanding and with many golden sheaves carefully garnered along life’s busy way, his wish being that his mantle of usefulness might be honorably borne by another. True to every relationship of life, a loving husband, a devoted father, a sincere neighbor leaves the world abundantly richer for his having lived so well. Positive of conviction, gracious in spirit and unselfish in everything this great soul will long be missed. Besides his bereaved widow, he leaves to bless his sainted memory the following son and daughters:  Joseph McKinsey of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Edna Critell, Mrs. Viva O’Brien, Mrs. Inez Shilling of Pittsburg; James B., Charles W. and Raymond C. Davis of Roseville, also eight grandchildren. With these many friends here and in Pennsylvania join in tender sympathy. The large attended funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the chapel of Broyer & Magner, with his pastor Rev. T. H. Mee officiating and Rev. B. W. Brock of the White Baptist Church assisting. W. G. Rees, F. E. Herr, Mrs. D. W. Parker, Mrs. M. C. Hewitt, Mrs. B. C. Knapp, and Miss Mary Pasold, accompanied by Mrs. A. S. Teal, sang “Safe in the Arms of Jesus,” ”Son of My Soul,” and “How Firm a Foundation.” The pall bearers were his three sons residing in Roseville and his brother-in-law, John DuBois of Sacramento. Interment was in the family plot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Roseville where many choice floral offerings were presented in a tribute of esteem and the fragrance of a noble life. 

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 1-20-1928
Infant Son Dies Suddenly

Leland Charles, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. McManus, passed suddenly beyond the aid of human help at the home of his grandparents on Shasta Street, Roseville, California, on Tuesday, January 17, at the tender age of four months and two days, after but a day of illness. So unexpected and severe was the ailment that medical aid and loving care failed to restore the ebbing life, leaving the bereaved parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hacker and Mr. and Mrs. Albert McManus of Roseville. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Thomas H. Mee from the chapel of Broyer & Magner Thursday afternoon, interment being in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Roseville. To the loved ones, many friends extend their sympathy and consolation in this their hour of sorrow.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 2-23-1927
Funeral Services Held Here Monday for C. B. McMillan – Locomotive Engineer Who Died on Duty February 19th at the Age of Forty-Five Years

Charles B. McMillan, well known Southern Pacific locomotive engineer, died from heart failure while on duty at Norden, above Colfax, at nine o’clock Friday morning, February 18, 1927. Funeral services for Mr. McMillan were held here on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the chapel of Broyer & Mahner. Rev. M. E. Coen, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, conducting the service. The singing was by Mrs. B. C. Knapp and Clark Hellar. Interment was in East Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, and services at the grave were conducted by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, of which Mr. McMillan was a member. The pallbearers were R. S. Wheeler, J. R. Belote, W. H. McCumsey, J. J. Hayes, P. E. Wernuth, and A. P. Miller, all members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. R. R. Phelps of the Brotherhood accompanied the widow. Mr. McMillan was born in San Francisco on January 26, 1882. He was united in marriage with Miss Edith Morgan of Sacramento. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Marjorie and Edith, and his mother, Mrs. Florence McMillan, who has made her home with her son for a number of years. Mr. McMillan had been a resident of Roseville for 17 years. He entered the employ of the Southern Pacific Company as a locomotive fireman and was promoted to the position of engineer about fifteen years ago. He was beloved by all who knew him, and his early demise is sincerely mourned. Among those from out of town who were here to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Morgan, brother and sister-in-law of Mrs. McMillan, and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Morgan, Sr., parents of Mrs. McMillan.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 5-9-1928
Funeral Services Held Here Sunday for James W. McNeer

Born in West Virginia, May 19, 1885, James W. McNeer lacked but a few days of being 42 years of age when summoned from this life at Weimar, California, where he had gone three weeks previous in the hope of regaining his health which had been impaired for over a year. In his native state, he grew to young manhood and after a year in Iowa and Kansas, he came to California where he had lived for the past eighteen years. For several years he had been employed with the Southern Pacific Company, mostly on the Sacramento Division, and for eight years he was the successful manager of the Kennison Ice Company of Roseville until that firm disposed of its holdings. In these capacities, he came in contact with a large number of people whose friendship he prized. Of a genial, fraternal nature, he took an active part in the Fraternal Order of Eagles and of the Loyal Order of Moose, in whose circles he rendered much valuable assistance. Being one in a large family, he early learned the lessons of sharing and of cooperation which followed him through to the meridian of life as reckoned by man. His parents had preceded him more than a decade ago, leaving the following brothers and sisters who share in the loss of a brother beloved:  Walter E. of Roseville; Otis E. of Montrose, Colorado; Steward E. of West Virginia; and Fleming L. McNeer of Roseville; Mrs. E. R. Huddleston, West Virginia; and Mrs. R. L. Critchin of the same state. With these, many friends join in loving sympathy. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the chapel of Broyer & Magner under the auspices of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, assisted by Rev. Thomas H. Mee and the following singers:  Mr. F. E. Herr, Mr. W. G. Rees, Mrs. M. C. Hewitt, accompanied by Mrs. J. F. Gravely. The pall bearers were Messrs. J. L. Thompson, J. I. Cullen, Emmet Farnham, Ed Hammill, H. C. Biggs, and J. P. Tiner. Interment was in the beautiful new lawn section of the Odd Fellows Cemetery where numerous fragrant floral offerings were placed by loving hands whose every effort was expended in adding peace and comfort throughout the extended illness that was thought by few would prove fatal while still in the prime of life, but which serves as evidence as to the certainty of the Reaper whose task is never done.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 7-27-1928
Walter McNeer Funeral Held Here Yesterday

The funeral of Walter McNeer was held at the Broyer & Magner Chapel on Thursday at 2:30 PM. Rev. A. J. Weaver of Citrus Heights conducted the services. Burial was in the Roseville Cemetery. Walter McNeer was born November 20, 1874, in West Virginia and lived there until he became 21 years of age, when he moved to Auburn, California, where he made his home for eighteen years. He became a member here of the Ancient Order of Foresters and continued an active member until his death. For the last eight years, he has been employed by the Southern Pacific Company as a carpenter and sign painter, and while thus employed at Truckee he met with an accident which caused his death a few days later in the Southern Pacific Hospital in San Francisco. He is survived by the following relatives:  Fleming McNeer of Roseville; O. E. McNeer of Montrose, Colorado; Stewart E. McNeer of West Virginia; also Mrs. D. R. Hudleston and Mrs. R. L. Crotshin of West Virginia. The late James W. McNeer of Roseville, who passed away in May, was also a brother.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Monday, 8-25-1969

Charles Austin McPherson, 51, a veteran of World War II and motor pool foreman McClellan Air Force Base, died August 23 in Roseville. A native of Columbus, KS, he came to California 34 years ago, residing in Roseville until moving to Citrus Heights five years ago. His home was at 7930 Oak Forest, Citrus Heights. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen McPherson, and a son, Charles McPherson Jr., Citrus Heights; six grandchildren, and stepsons and stepdaughters, Ken Hedrick of San Jose, John Hedrick of Davis, Samaria Lee Williams of Hayward, Judy Mobley of San Lorenzo; and brothers Jess McPherson of Sacramento, Otto McPherson and George McPherson of Roseville, Tom McPherson of Citrus Heights, and Tim McPherson of Roseville. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 PM at the Lambert Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd., with the Rev. Boyd Stockdale of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Roseville Cemetery.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Monday, 8-22-1988
George Otis McPherson, Feb. 26, 1921 – Aug. 18, 1988

Graveside services will begin at 1 PM Tuesday at Roseville District Cemetery for George Otis McPherson, 67, who died Thursday at his Roseville home. Mr. McPherson was born Feb. 26, 1921, in Columbus, KS. He was a Roseville resident for 50 years, where he owned and operated Jack Pot Ryder Truck Rental for 11 years. He was a quality control officer at McClellan Air Force Base for 35 years prior to that. The World War II veteran was a member of the Roseville Citizens Patrol Association and a minor Little League coach in Roseville between 1966-74. The Rev. Virginia Pearson of the United Methodist Church of Roseville will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM, Monday at the Lambert Funeral Home. Survivors include a daughter, Lois Bockius of Roseville; a son, Michael McPherson of Orangevale; two brothers, Otto and Tim McPherson, both of Roseville; three grandsons, Vernon McPherson of Orangevale and Daniel and Craig Bockius, both of Roseville; a son-in-law, Michael Bockius of Roseville; and a daughter-in-law, Kathy McPherson of Orangevale. Mr. McPherson was predeceased by three brothers, Charles, Jess and Tom McPherson, and his wife, Mary McPherson.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Thursday, 9-1-1983
Jesse McPherson, Dec. 16, 1914 – Aug. 30, 1983

Longtime Roseville resident Jesse Ernest McPherson died Tuesday at the age of 68. Services for Mr. McPherson will be conducted Friday at 10 AM at Lambert Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd., in Roseville and will be officiated by Reverend Roy Herndon of the First Baptist Church in Roseville. Burial will be at the Roseville District Cemetery. A native of Columbus, KS, Mr. McPherson moved to Roseville in 1935 where he worked in construction. He began work at the Army Depot in Sacramento as a paint foreman in 1947 until his retirement in 1976. He was a veteran of the US Army in World War II. Mr. McPherson is survived by his wife, Dorothy McPherson of Sacramento; four brothers, Otto, Tim, George, and Tom McPherson of Roseville; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. McPherson was preceded in death by his brother, Charles McPherson.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Wednesday, 11-21-1956
Richard McPherson, Resident 21 Years, Dies at Home Here

Richard O. McPherson, 135 Nevada Avenue, a resident of Roseville for the past 21 years, died Tuesday at his home. McPherson, 77 years old, was born at Berry, IL, and lived in Kansas and later at Los Angeles before coming to Roseville. He served as a custodian for the Southern Pacific until his retirement in 1949. Five of his six sons were in service during World War II, all of them returning safely home. He is survived by his wife, Lucy E. McPherson of Roseville; six sons, Otto R., George O., Thomas V., and Charles A. McPherson, all of Roseville; Timothy E. of Rocklin, and Jess E. of North Sacramento. There are four grandchildren. Funeral services have been announced for Saturday, Nov. 24, at 10 AM at the Lambert Funeral Home, with burial in the Roseville Cemetery. The Rev. Floyd Brown of the First Baptist Church will officiate.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Thursday, 6-9-1988
Thomas V. McPherson, April 29, 1923 – June 7, 1988

Thomas V. McPherson of Roseville died on Tuesday at Roseville Community Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday at Lambert Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd., Roseville. Mr. McPherson, 65, was a native of Kansas and had been a resident of Roseville for 53 years. He was a pipe fitter for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 30 years, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the machinist union. Mr. McPherson is survived by his wife, Shirley McPherson of Citrus Heights; son, Thomas D. McPherson of Seattle, WA; and brothers, Otto McPherson of Roseville, George McPherson of Roseville, and Tim McPherson of Roseville. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 909 12th Street, Sacramento.

Roseville Register, Friday, 12-29-1911

Margaret Burgess was born in Canada where she lived until about forty years ago, coming at that time to California. In 1859 she was united in marriage with Robert McQuig. To them were born six children, four of whom are living, two sons and two daughters. They have made their home in Rocklin for the last twenty-two years, at which place Mr. McQuig died ten years ago. Her death came on Monday a little before noon as the result of a paralytic stroke suffered Saturday evening. She had been sitting with the family at the evening meal and seemed in usual health just before the attack came. With her husband she was a loyal Methodist for years. The funeral was held from the family home in Rocklin, Dec. 13, 1911, the Rev. H. S. Jackson officiating, after which the remains were taken to the crematory at Sacramento, this being the request of the deceased. The ashes were brought to Rocklin the following day and laid to rest in the Rocklin cemetery.

Roseville Register, Friday, 3-28-1919
Russell M’Rae Passes Away

Russell McRae, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. McRae, died at a Sacramento hospital Thursday morning following an attack of pneumonia. The funeral services will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. McRae on Saturday at 2:30 PM, and interment will be in IOOF Cemetery. He leaves to mourn his death a wife; his father and mother, Mrs. and Mrs. A. B. McRae; three brothers, Cecil, Clarence and Lester McRae; and a sister, besides a large number of friends. He was aged 30 years, a bright young man, and the entire community grieves with the relatives in his death.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 2-27-1929
Shooting Fray Results in Death of Local Mexican

Gaspar Melgozza, residing at 731 Fig Street, Roseville, was fatally wounded at five o’clock Saturday evening in a home on Oakland Avenue where he was visiting at the time. It is alleged that there had been a long-standing enmity between Melgozza and Salvador Gomez, who was also present in the home. The feud was resumed and in the argument that followed Melgozza was shot and fatally wounded, dying Sunday morning at the Auburn Hospital. He was afterwards taken to the home of his brother at 308 Fifth Street. The deceased leaves a wife and five brothers, Raymond, Jesus, Cliofas, Guadalupe, and Jose Melgozza. The funeral services were held in St. Rose’s Catholic Church at ten o’clock Tuesday morning. Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The alleged murderer has been apprehended and lodged in jail in Auburn. The date of the trial will be set later. Attorney C. H. Hanlin has been retained to defend the accused.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 4-9-1930
J. B. Meredith Dead

James B. Meredith, 82, justice of the peace of Auburn Township, died at his home in Auburn yesterday morning after a heart attack. Funeral services have not yet been arranged. Meredith formerly served as county surveyor and prior to that time was engineer and surveyor in the mining districts of the Mother Lode region. Surviving him are his widow and four children, J. D. Meredith, an attorney of Sacramento; John Meredith, engineer of Sacramento; Mrs. R. R. Wortz, social worker of Sacramento; and Mrs. Elinor Kittrelle of Piedmont.

Auburn Journal, Thursday, 9-7-1944

Mrs. Annie E. Merrithew of Gold Run, 89 years of age, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Elder in Auburn on Tuesday, September 5 following a two-week illness. Mrs. Merrithew was born in San Francisco on September 15, 1854 and had resided in Gold Run for the past 75 years. She was a charter member of the Dutch Flat Native Daughters and held membership in Placer Chapter No. 49, OES of Dutch Flat, which organization will be in charge of funeral services which will be held from the Gold Run Pioneer Church at two o’clock Friday afternoon. The deceased is survived by five children:  Mrs. Bessie B. Elder of Auburn, Albert R. Merrithew and Lewis G. Merrithew, both of Gold Run; Dr. Edwin Merrithew of Martinez; and William J. Merrithew of Los Angeles. She also leaves nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Merrithew was a schoolmate of Justice of the Peace E. B. Silva, veteran Newcastle resident when both attended the Pine Grove grammar school which was located in the Loomis district in the early days. Possessing a very pleasing personality, Mrs. Merrithew was content to live for her family, devoting her entire time to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. West’s Mortuary in Colfax is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 6-27-1918
Mrs. Jessie M. Mezger Passes Away

Mrs. Jessie M. Mezger, wife of F. J. Mezger, passed away yesterday forenoon at 11:30 after an illness lasting six months. The funeral will be held at Woodland at 10:45 Friday. She leaves to mourn her death a loving husband, two devoted daughters, a loving mother and father, and a brother. She was born at New Florence, Missouri, Nov. 19, 1870, and was at the time of her death age 47 years. Besides her near relatives, she had a large circle of close friends in this city who will mourn the death of a splendid woman devoted to her city and country, whose every effort was to benefit mankind.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 12-28-1916

[Submitter’s note:  The top of this obituary was partially torn off before the newspaper was microfilmed. Therefore, italics indicate what has been pieced together although it is not verbatim to the original article.] Anna Sophia Luddmann was born May 8, 1857 in _______ where she grew to beautiful womanhood. On November 30, 1877, she was united in marriage with Charles Michael with whom she journeyed in life’s pathway for nearly two score years, this union being blessed with six children, three of whom survive. Shortly after their marriage, this happy couple came to California, locating at Woodside, San Mateo County, where they resided several years when they went to Oakland for a short time. Nearly half of their married life was spent in El Dorado County, where a large circle of friends attest to the loving esteem in which she was held by all who knew her. For many years, she was a patient sufferer from rheumatism, though the intense pain which finally claimed her was of short duration. She was of a kindly nature, devoted to her family whom she was loath to leave, but committing them to the tender keeping of our Heavenly Father, she passed peacefully from this life. For the most of her life, she had found a church home among Christian people, being especially attached to the Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Sutter Mill Rebekah lodge No. 114 at Coloma, El Dorado County. Five years ago, she came to Roseville where many learned to love her and although away some of that time, she will be greatly missed by many. In passing to the great beyond, she leaves a devoted husband and three children, Mrs. Mabel Irving, Frank and Carl Michael, and two grandchildren. In this life we will no longer hear her tender voice, while each succeeding day will attest to our loss. Nevertheless, our hope and trust will be steadfast in Him who notices the sparrow’s fall and numbers the hairs upon our head. With the anticipation of a happy reunion, we tenderly lay to rest these mortal remains to await the call of Him who is the Resurrection and the life. May he assist us to be worthy of a place at his right hand where there are pleasures for evermore. The funeral was largely attended and was held at the home of her son, Frank Michael, on Pleasant Street. Special music was had and the floral offerings were profuse and beautiful.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 5-31-1917

Died - Richard Michael, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Michael, died at a Sacramento hospital Wednesday afternoon, following an operation for appendicitis, gangrene having set in. The funeral will be held Friday, June 1, from the residence. Interment will be at IOOF Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Michael have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Saturday, 9-2-1876
Fatal Accident

Sunday evening last, just after dark, John Michler, a citizen of Colfax, was run over and killed by the train on the Narrow Gauge Railroad at that place. The train had left the depot and was running quite slowly when the engineer discovered a man walking on the track ahead of the engine. Supposing that he would step aside before being overtaken, speed was not slackened but the bell was rung, and that not having the desired effect, the whistle was blown. As he still paid no attention to the warnings, the engine was reversed and brakes set, but just at this moment the unfortunate man tripped and fell down. As he disappeared, the engineer and conductor jumped from the train, expecting to find him along side the track, but instead he was found under the engine, the train having stopped within five or six feet of where it first struck him. Life was entirely extinct. Mr. Michler leaves a wife and three children. It is some comfort to know that in their great loss they are comfortably provided for.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 4-4-1928
Ray W. Milam Died at Woodland Sunday at the Age of 40 Years

Ray W. Milam passed from this life in Woodland, California, on Sunday, April 1, 1928, at the age of 40 years, 5 months, and 4 days, having been born in Nevada, October 27, 1887. Funeral services were held in Woodland Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, and interment was in the Woodland Cemetery. Mr. Milam came to Roseville from Lincoln eight years ago to accept a position in the Lilywhite Laundry and was one of the most faithful and loyal employees of that industry until compelled by ill health to relinquish his position several months ago. He was a member of the Roseville Aerie of Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Success Lodge of Knights of Pythias, and was an outstanding exemplification of the teachings of those orders. Blessed with a cheerful and happy disposition, he was ever ready with words of encouragement to all in their hour of trial or disappointment. These splendid traits of character won him many friends who join in extending heartfelt sympathy to the grief stricken family in their bereavement. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Dora Milam; one son, Greydon, his mother, Mrs. Watts of Lincoln; and three sisters, Mrs. W. G. Beach of Auburn, Mrs. James Pearce of Sierraville and Mrs. Frank Guillford of Lincoln. Operation of the Lilywhite Laundry ceased for the day at eleven o’clock, and the proprietor and employees went to Woodland to attend the funeral services.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 8-9-1879

At Iowa Hill, August 2nd, Mary A. Mill, aged 23 years, 1 month, and 19 days. The thought of death is seldom other than repulsive to any of the human race. But more than ever are we loath to associate its grim presence with youth and beauty. A thrill of sorrow ran through the whole community last Saturday when we learned that our fair young friend, Mary Mill, had crossed the Valley of the Shadow. Never was one who led so quiet and uneventful a life more universally mourned. The well-nigh broken-hearted parents and brother have the deepest sympathy of their neighbors in their affliction. To those who gazed upon her slender form, with bright brown curls clustering round the pallid brow, and the look of ineffable happiness on the oval face and sweet serious mouth, she will ever be enshrined in memory as the very ideal of peace and purity. Friends and sorrowing relatives! Do not weep too bitterly for her, think of all the heavenly bliss she has gained and the inevitable earthly sorrows and cares she has escaped. Bear only in mind that she will be

"A fair maiden in her Father’s mansion,
Clothed with celestial grace;
Beautiful in all the soul’s expansion,
When we next behold her face."
[signed] A Girl Friend.

Roseville Register, Friday, 8-8-1913

Coroner Bisbee was up from Auburn to investigate the death of Marija Millensnich, a four-month-old child that died without the care of a physician. The father stated that this was the third child they had lost by death and that they had had doctors for the first two, but they thought they “would leave the matter in God’s hands” The jury decided that the child died from inflammation of the bowels.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 7-28-1926
Highly Esteemed Roseville Young Lady Passed Away – Miss Alyne Miller Succumbs At Weimar Sunday – Funeral Services Are Held Here Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services were held at the chapel of Broyer & Bagner on Tuesday, July 27, 1926, at 1:30 o’clock for Alyne Frances Miller who passed away at Weimar on Sunday morning this week. Rev. M. W. Coates of the First Baptist Church conducted the services in the midst of a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends. Rev. Coates chose as his test the words found in II Corinthias 5:1. Alyne Miller was born December 31, 1901, in Courtland, California. With her parents she moved to Roseville in 1912. Here she was educated in the grammar schools, and in 1921 she graduated with honors from the local high school. Here she was known for her splendid scholarship and her bright, sunny disposition. She was like, yes, loved, by all who knew her, and if everyone to whom she said a kindly word and of whom she had a kindly thought were to place a bloom upon her grave, she would sleep beneath an avalanche of roses. It was hers to appreciate and exemplify the words of the writer:

If a little word of mine
May make life the brighter;
If a little thing of mine
May make a heart the lighter;
God help me to speak the little word.
And take my bit of singing
And drop it in some lovely vale,
To set the echoes ringing.

If a little love of mine
May make a life the sweeter,
If any little care of mine
May make a friend’s the fleeter;
If any lift of mine may ease
The burden of another,
God give me love and care and strength,
To help my toiling brother.

As a friend, she was true to all who were privileged to know her. In school and out in life she was loved and in the institution where she remained till her death, fighting a heroic battle against the ravages of the dread white plague of consumption, she brought cheer into the lives of many who, like her, were making the same battle. Her friendly handclasp, her cheery word, and sunny disposition even in the face of her own suffering made it easier for those about her to heroically and sublimely bear up under their hard and difficult lot and to look beyond the darkened cloud and face the silver lining on the other side. Her love for her mother who bore her was beautiful to behold, and when the messenger of death took away the one whom she loved there came into her life another mother, now living, who beautifully ministered unto her needs, and between them to the very last there existed a bond of affection that was beautiful to contemplate and worthy of all emulation. Then to her, the father was always a chum and between them there were no secrets. It was her delight to place before him her longings and aspirations. It was his hope that his brilliant girl might some day take her place in one of the learned professions, but this was not to be, for some four years ago it was clearly seen that she was in the grip of the mighty disease of consumption, and from that time forward she made a wonderful and heroic battle to stay the ravages of the power that was insidiously and inevitably sapping her strength. As a member of the First Baptist Church of this city, she endeared herself to one and all by her earnestness and readiness to relate herself to every task that devolved upon her, but it was not given to her to work long in this direction, and four years ago it became necessary to place her under the expert care of the physicians at the Weimar Institute. Every possible care was given her in the struggle to regain her health but, while at times it seemed as though she was about to win, it afterwards developed that she was waging a losing fight. A few weeks ago, the word came that the end could not be far away, and Sunday morning the crisis came. With unbounded courage she battled on but just a few moments before her death, she realized that the struggle was fruitless and, reaching up, she kissed the one who had so beautifully ministered to her, saying, “It will not be long now.”

Roseville Register, Friday, 5-16-1913
Death of Another Old-Time Resident

H. P. Miller, who has been known by the old residents of this section for many years, passed away at the County Hospital last Saturday and was buried at the Sylvan Cemetery last Tuesday. The cause of his death was cancer of the mouth which had been known by him for a good many years, but it did not take a serious form until a few months ago, and it was then too late to stop its deadly work. He came to this state from Indiana a good many years ago. He was the father of a large family, part of who are living in Roseville while the remainder live in Placerville, San Diego, and San Jose. George Cahen had charge of the funeral which took place from the undertaking parlors of Cahen, Harmer and Co. on Church Street. The friends of the stricken family extend to them their sincere sympathy in their sorrow.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 4-5-1879
Miner Killed

A miner named Lewis Miller was killed on Wednesday by a cave in the old Harris claim, which is situated about half a mile east of Butcher Ranch toward the North Fork. He and a nephew named Willie Miller were at work in a cut “picking” when a bank fell, covering them both. They were alone at the time - the boy’s father being off “steeling” some picks. Willie managed to extricate himself, leaving his boots under the fallen earth, and finding that he could do nothing toward rescuing his uncle if unassisted, he hastily ran to Oregon Bar, a short distance off and where there were men at work, for help. Here he found Messrs Wightman, Gilbert, and Sybert, who at once hastened to the scene of the accident. The water had to be turned on to enable them to more readily to get at the buried man who, when finally taken out, was dead. He was a young man of about twenty-eight and unmarried. He and his brother have been working the claim for some three months past. The body was brought here for burial yesterday.

Auburn Journal, Wednesday, 10-24-1917
F. M. Millikan, Veteran Editor of Auburn, Dies

Francis Marion Millikan, veteran printer and newspaper man, died in this city early this morning after a protracted illness, and the news of his removal from this life will be received with regret by all the old residents of the city and county for he was very highly esteemed. Mr. Millikan was the founder of the Republican, a weekly paper in this city. He conducted it for years, or until he sold it to the late E. B. Willis in 1904. He was a native of Washington Court House, Ohio, and was 83 years old. He crossed the plains in 1852, being 18 years of age, coming from Chicago. His wife preceded him to the grave in 1897. The only relative of the deceased known by local people to survive him is a niece residing in the east. Deceased was a printer of the old school. He had worked in the State Printing Office at Sacramento and decided to come to Auburn and establish a weekly paper. He made a success of it and published one of the best papers in the state. It stood for all that was good for the community, it was fair and liberal in its dealings with public matters, and it was clean in the matter it contained. He took pride in making it a good paper, and he was well entitled to the respect in which he was held by the public he served. He was able to absorb the Leader, a competing paper that was established in Auburn and was published for a while. After selling the Republican, Mr. Millikan went to Penryn where he engaged in farming for a number of years, and as age came upon him he became unable to continue this activity, and he had returned to this city, although his old-time friends were unaware of the fact. His once forceful mind had become clouded, and he lived in retirement the last few months of his life.

Placer County Reader (Auburn), Thursday, 10-6-1898

Early last Thursday morning, Mrs. F. M. Millikan passed away at her home in this city after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Millikan, whose maiden name was Mary A. Osborne, was a native of Philadelphia, and while quite young married Wm. Morehead. After a residence for some years in the State of Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. Morehead came to California, and for ten years Sacramento was their home. In 1865 the husband was taken, and eighteen years later the widow was united in marriage to Francis M. Millikan, then of Penryn. Shortly after, Mr. Millikan came to Auburn to engage in the publication of the Republican and since then their home has been here much of the time. Mrs. Millikan was an estimable woman, of quiet, unassuming manner who made many friends and will be sincerely mourned. She was a member of Belmont Relief Corps, and Crystal Chapter, OES, and the latter society conducted the funeral services which took place Friday morning at the residence.

Auburn Journal, Thursday, 5-21-1970
Cambodia Casualty Is Buried

Funeral services for Army Capt. Robert Earle Mincey, a 1965 graduate of Placer High School and Placer County’s first casualty of the Cambodian conflict, were conducted Tuesday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Auburn. Capt. Mincey, who was 22, was mortally wounded May 8 while leading his infantry company on an assault of an enemy position. He was commander of Company A, Third Battalion, Eighth Regiment, Fourth Division. He had been stationed in Korea before being transferred to Southeast Asia several weeks ago. Capt. Mincey entered the Army in 1966 after attending Sierra College. He attended Officers Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1967. He was promoted to captain late last year. His survivors include his wife, Margaret of Sacramento; his three-year-old son, Guy; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Mincey of Meadow Vista; and a brother, James of Idaho. A native of Fairbanks, AK, Capt. Mincey had been a member of the DeMolay chapter in Auburn. The Rev. John Wright officiated at the services which were followed by burial with military honors in Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. The Chapel of the Hills was in charge of local arrangements.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 2-15-1879
Death of Tabb Mitchell

In the death of Tabb Mitchell, Placer County loses one of her oldest citizens, and this community a genial friend and neighbor. He died at San Francisco on the 11th of pneumonia after a very brief illness which resulted from a cold. The funeral took place here on Thursday. Services were conducted by Rev. A. Holbrook at the family residence, whence the remains were taken to the old cemetery, followed by his family and a large number of friends. The pall-bearers were six in number, as follows: Hon. Jo. Hamilton, B. F. Myres, Hon. W. M. Crutcher, J. H. Neff, Robert Kennedy, and Dr. J. R. Randall. Mr. Mitchell was a 49-er and one of the pioneer newspaper men of California. He became interested in the Marysville Express in 1862. Shortly afterwards, he started the publication of the Placer Herald in this town which he and his brother - Mr. C. H. Mitchell, now proprietor of the Grass Valley Union - managed until 1869 when they sold it to the late Hon. Joseph Walkup. Deceased was elected to the office of County Clerk in 1856, in which capacity he served two years. Upon severing his connection with the Herald, he spent four years in the office of the State Controller as clerk. He was a native of Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Virginia.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 10-11-1929
Star Sisters to Conduct Funeral of Mrs. A. Monroe

Mrs. Alice Monroe, wife of George Monroe, died Wednesday evening at Sacramento, following an operation of two weeks ago. She was 43 years of age and had spent most of her life in Roseville and Rocklin. Funeral services will be held at Sacramento at 2 o’clock this afternoon from the chapel of Clark, Booth & Yardley at 923 H Street. Interment will be at East Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento. Rev. T. H. Mee will officiate at the funeral services, and members of Heber Chapter, Eastern Star, will assist. A request that all members of the Eastern Star attend has been issued by the chapter leaders. Mrs. Alice Monroe was born near Herreld, South Dakota, November 19, 1885. At the age of 3 years she moved with her father and mother to California, living most of her girlhood near and in Rocklin. The deceased was married at the age of 19 years to George Monroe, December 25, 1904, moving to Roseville a few years later. She was a member of Heber Chapter, Order Eastern Star; Emerald Lodge, L.S. of B. of L.F. and E., and Golden Poppy Lodge, L.A. to B. of R.T.  Surviving are her husband; two sons, Warren of Winnemucca, Nevada, and Chester of Sparks, Nevada; one daughter, Helene Monroe; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. L. Udbye; sister, Mrs. E. W. Henderson; and brother, Paul Udbye. Mrs. Monroe underwent an operation September 29, from which she was unable to recover. She passed away October 9 at 9:45 PM.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 10-16-1929
Star Sisters in Tribute at Bier of Mrs. A. Monroe

Members of Heber Chapter, Eastern Star, and scores of other friends gathered at the bier of Mrs. Alice Monroe last Friday afternoon as Rev. T. H. Mee, former pastor, conducted the funeral service. The service was at East Lawn Mausoleum. The following tribute has been prepared by Rev. Mee:  “Born 1885 in Herreld, South Dakota, Alice, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Udbye, at the age of three accompanied her parents to California, locating in Rocklin, Placer County. Here she grew to beautiful young womanhood, and in 1904 was united in marriage with George Monroe of the same place. With the removal of the Southern Pacific shops to Roseville in 1908, this devoted young couple took up their residence there, rearing three children that came to bless their happy home. Aside from a few years in Sparks, Nevada, she had lived the greater portion on Coronado Avenue. In the enjoyment of a fair measure of health until recently, she continued about her accustomed duties but finally was forced to lay aside all her earthly responsibilities while she patiently endured her affliction. On the evening of October 9, 1929, she heard her Master’s summons to the eternal life, leaving the benediction of a useful life in her home and community where she was never found wanting. She had served as trustee of the Roseville grammar school and was an active member of Heber Chapter of the Eastern Star and the Auxiliary to the Trainmen and Brotherhood of Engineers. Her desire to make friends was richly rewarded as may be attested by the many loving associations formed wherever she had lived. Diligent in her household duties and thoughtful of others in their joys and sorrows, she gave freely of her time and talents in unselfish devotion. As a dutiful daughter, a loyal sister, and life companion, she added much to the happiness of the fireside while brightening other lives with her wholesome nature. Beside her aged parents and husband and three children -- Warren L. of Winnemucca, Nevada, Chester S. of Sparks, and Helen A. Monroe -- she leaves to revere her memory one brother, Paul Udbye, and a sister, Mrs. E. W. Henderson of Roseville. Joining with these in grateful remembrance are a host of friends who offer a worthy tribute to one greatly beloved. The funeral services were held in Sacramento Friday afternoon with Rev. T. H. Mee officiating, under the auspices of the Heber Chapter, Eastern Star. Interment was in the East Lawn Mausoleum, awaiting the resurrection day. Many were the friends with choice floral offerings that attended the final tribute on behalf of an esteemed citizen.” 

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Saturday, 2-27-1875

A Sad Accident - On Saturday morning last, Charles A. Moore of Ophir was killed by falling from the train on which he was working as brakeman. The accident occurred about one o’clock in the morning and just as the train stopped at Summit Station to take water. He was found on the track, lying on his face, under the car on which his lantern was standing. One pair of trucks had passed over his body just below the shoulder and one wheel was standing on him when he was found by conductor Allen as he was passing along, inspecting the rear end of his train. A bad bruise was found on his forehead which had been received in falling. The body was brought to Ophir where his parents live, and on Sunday was interred in the cemetery at this place with appropriate ceremonies. The funeral cortege was one of the most numerous we have witnessed. Young Moore was a native of our county, having been born in Ophir. He was universally respected, and his loss will be keenly felt by his large circle of friends and acquaintances.

Sacramento Bee, 1-30-1925

In Sacramento, January 28, 1925, George E. Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Moore of Roseville, brother of Mildred and Melvin and an infant sister; a native of California, aged 5 years.

Roseville Register, Friday, 9-17-1915
Two Killed, Four Injured – John Moore, Jr., Mrs. Charles A. Moore Killed, A. C. Moor Injured, Engine Stalled – Train Strikes Automobile – Little Child Escapes, Train Going at Top Speed, Inexperience Driver at Fault

John Moore, Jr., Mrs. Charles A. Moore are dead, A. C. Moor is in a hospital with a broken leg, and the other two occupants of the car escaped with minor scratches when a Southern Pacific passenger train hit the automobile at a railroad crossing. The party, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. John Moore, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Moore and their young daughter, and A. C. Moor, were returning from a trip to Auburn and were on their way to the Moore home near Lincoln when the accident happened. The Moore’s had made arrangements to purchase the car, and A. C. Moor, the agent for the car, was teaching Charles Moore how to drive the car. They were running along the state highway near Whitney Station, and Mr. Moor states that he looked back to see if a train was approaching and could see none. Even as they started up the incline, Mr. Moor looked again and saw no train. As they approached the top of the grade, Mr. Moor saw a train coming towards them, but it looked to him as being quite a ways away. Charles Moore, the driver, wishing to make sure that he would get out of the way of the train, attempted to speed up his engine and in so doing, reversed the rule, shutting off and stalling the engine instead of speeding it up. It was then too late to save the car. The train hit the car in the rear. The occupants of the car were thrown out and of the six passengers, only Al Moor was pinned under the car and he had to be chopped out by the train crew. An eyewitness reports that when the train hit the auto, Mrs. Charles Moore was hurled through the air as high as the telegraph wires and fell in a heap 30 feet from the machine. The child, her daughter, fell near her and was uninjured saved for a few minor scratches. The accident happened at what is known as King’s Crossing, a short distance below Whitney Station. Of the injured, Al C. Moor is at the White Hospital with a broken leg and minor scratches. He is not suffering any pain otherwise, and it is believed he is not internally injured. Mrs. John Moore, Jr. is suffering from severe bruises as is also Charles A. Moore. Mrs. Moore was instantly killed. John Moore died on the train on his way to Sacramento. John Moore was a farmer by occupation and aged 31 years. Mrs. Chas. Moore was aged 23 years, and her husband also was a farmer. County Coroner Hislop took charge of Mrs. Moore’s body, she having died in this county, while the body of John Moore, Jr. is in the care of the coroner of Sacramento County, he having died in that county while on his way to a hospital.

The train which hit the party was passenger train No. 32, and it was late. Engineer Tripp made an attempt to stop the train but to no avail. The car, a new Studebaker, 7-passenger, is a total wreck, and all that can be saved will be three wheels and the engine. The loss is probably $200 less than the cost.

Placer Herald, Auburn, Saturday, 7-11-1891
Three Dead Men – The Calls on the Coroner During the Past Week

Coroner Bardwell was called to Colfax last Friday (the 3d) to hold an inquest on the body of a man found in a ravine by some boys, about a mile east of Colfax. The man had been dead a year or more and was beyond identification. A United States musket rested on one arm, with the barrel pointing toward the head. Part of the skull was torn away, and a portion of it found in a spruce tree just above the body. The jury concluded that death was accidental or suicidal and rendered their verdict according.

The Coroner was telegraphed for again last Sunday evening. This time a man had been run over by the cars near Towles. After summoning a jury and a great number of witnesses, the following facts were elicited:  Charles Hosking, an employee of Towles, had been down to Dutch Flat on the Fourth and had boarded train No. 1 at the latter place for Emigrant Gap. He got off at Towles, was considerably under the influence of liquor, and when boarding the train again, would have been thrown between the cars but for the brakeman. He was heard no more of until he was run over by train No. 6 coming down on the curve just above Towles. As the train came round the curve, the fireman gave the alarm of “man on the track.” The engine was reversed, but the grade being steep and the distance short, the train was stopped when it was too late. It is not known whether the unfortunate jumped or fell from the train, or whether he was dead or unconscious when run over. The railroad officials were exonerated from all blame. Deceased was about twenty years of age, a native of Colorado, and has a father living at Grass Valley.

Joseph Moose, a Swiss, aged about 33 years, was run over by the cars and killed Monday afternoon at Rocklin. Deceased had been employed at Towles the past five years. In company with two Italian, he went to Sacramento on the 3rd of July. Returning on Monday, they got off at Rocklin when the train stopped and had a drink. The train was pulling out when they attempted to get on, Moose and one of his companions missing their footing and falling. The Italian rolled out of the way, but Moose was caught between the cars and run over. Deputy Coroner Fulton held the inquest, Coroner Bardwell being at Towles.

Roseville Tribune, Tuesday, 10-22-1918

Clarence Edwin Morey was born near Pittsburg, Kansas, Oct. 4, 1882, and passed from this life Oct. 16, 1918 at the age of 36 years and 12 days. The greater portion of his life was spent in his native state where he engaged in mining until May 1917 when he came to California. On Aug. 16, 1908 he was united in marriage with Miss Emma Day, to them one son was born. During his stay in Roseville, he was employed in the Southern Pacific shops, advancing to the place of a machinist. He was industrious and held in high esteem by his fellow workmen, and though reserved naturally, he made many friends who deeply regret his demise. He was an acceptable member of the Baptist Church and cherished the teachings of his Lord and Master. He also belonged to the Improved Order of Red Men and Brotherhood of Railroad Employees. He leaves a grief-stricken wife, a son, George, father, mother, and three sisters. His death occurred early Wednesday morning, following that of his brother on Tuesday morning. The funeral for the two was held on Thursday afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal Church, and interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery. A profusion of choice flowers covered the graves silently testifying to the esteem in which they were held. [Submitter’s note: Cause of death was influenza.]

Roseville Tribune, Tuesday, 10-22-1918

Ernest Edwin Morey, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Morey, was born on a farm near Pittsburg, Kansas, Jan. 7, 1893, where he attended the schools and grew to young manhood. He was not only a favorite in the home but among his associates, he was held in high regard, making and retaining many friends. He was of an unselfish nature, and in devotion he was ever mindful of others. Not everyone of so short a life has experienced so much of sorrow. In 1914 he was married to Miss Lease Howe of Pittsburg, Kansas. To them were born two children. They never knew the joy and blessing of a fond mother’s love and care for on Jan. 18, 1916, the death angel called her to the land where there is no sorrow. The father, stricken with grief, bravely bore responsibility of his children with marked solicitude. The value of the home he cherished was even more keenly appreciated as he felt the great loss he had sustained. On July 27, 1918, he was united in marriage with Miss Charlotte Haints of Roseville. Since residing in California, he was employed by the Southern Pacific as a switchman. He was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men and also the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Besides his wife and two daughters, he leaves to mourn his loss his parents and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Bevens of Live Oaks, Dorothy M. Sherry of Richmond, and Verna L. Crosby of Oakland, together with many friends in the places where he has resided. [Submitter’s note: Cause of death was influenza.]

Roseville Register, Thursday, 1-20-1916
Mrs. Morey Dies Suddenly

Mrs. Leasia Morey, wife of Ernest Morey, died at her home Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock. She was 19 years of age and in the best of health a short time ago. She gave birth to a baby three weeks ago and was believed to be recovering rapidly when a turn for the worse suddenly caused her death. She leaves a devoted husband, a two-year-old baby, and the infant, 19 days old, to mourn her death.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 12-28-1927
Last Rites for Pioneer Mother Are Held Friday – Many Friends from Near and Far Pay Loving Tribute to Mrs. E. H. Morgan

Elizabeth Helen Harris was born near South Bend, Indiana, October 4, 1848. As a child of two years, she accompanied her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Harris, to California by way of the Isthmus of Panama in the spring of 1851. They located on a large tract of land near Greenwood, El Dorado County, where she attended the public school and grew to young womanhood. At the age of eighteen, she was united in marriage with J. D. Fairchild, who was engaged in the newspaper business in Austin, Nevada. Here her first child, D. W. Fairchild, was born and when he was less than two years old, she was bereft of her beloved companion, and she made her home at Pilot Hill, El Dorado County. In May 1873, she was united in marriage with William Morgan, taking up their residence in Georgetown. To this happy union four children were born, one Jesse E. Morgan having preceded his devoted mother seven years ago. For several years, the family lived in the Penobscott district where they engaged in farming. Death claiming the father in July 1889, the industrious mother was again obliged to resume the entire responsibility of rearing her children which she gladly did with a fortitude most commendable. In September 1897, she came to Roseville, Placer County, which had since been her home and where she became greatly endeared to all who knew her, as was likewise the pleasant relationship wherever she sojourned. She was the first woman to cross the suspension bridge on the American River near Auburn, connecting Placer and El Dorado counties, and remembered distinctly the first train that traversed the Southern Pacific lines through the Sierras and also to Placerville. She was ever interested in the community’s progress and offered her willing service in many ways for the common welfare, while her helping hand lent a touch of cheer to many a household and individual in need. She not only reared her own family but grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were deprived of the tender care of a mother through loss of loved ones. To her this was a gladsome task amid which she retained a cheerful, sunny attitude that kept her young despite advancing years. To her hospitality and neighborly attentions many owe a richer estate in things money cannot buy. Blessed with a good measure of health, she was active in her household duties until recently, her first ailment being in February of the present year with a severe attack overtaking her on November 17 from which she was unable to rally, the end coming peacefully on December 21, 1927, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Beckwith, on Vernon Street, Roseville. She had also spent a month of the late spring in Richmond with her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Cooper, where she was much improved. Her daughter Mrs. Hattie Ditrich and son D. W. Fairchild of Roseville were also a great comfort. For many years she had been an esteemed member of Minerva Rebekah Lodge No. 72 of Roseville where her energies were freely expended and her council highly valued. A sister beloved, she will ever be remembered as an untiring, loving mother, an example of industry and patience. She had four sisters and two brothers, the late, Mrs. Adelia Terry, Mrs. Emma Glines, Joseph Harris, and Charles Harris. One son also passed away seven years ago. Mrs. Josephine Goodpastor of Roseville and Mrs. Hattie Heindel of Georgetown survive. She also leaves to cherish her memory, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and many dear friends, among old and young alike. As a resident of Roseville for over thirty years and of California for seventy-five years, she ranked among the real pioneers of the west whose efforts have built well for the future. The funeral services, which were largely attended, were held on Friday afternoon from the chapel of Broyer & Magner, with her pastor, Rev. Thomas H. Mee, delivering the message of comfort and hope on behalf of those whose loss is deeply felt. The beautiful ritualistic services of the Rebekah Lodge were shared by many members whose lives had been enriched by their elder sister. The casket bearers were L. M. Layton, Pete Ricci, Fred Farlow, Tab Decater, Fred Blair, and Fred Briggs. Interment was in the family plot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Roseville where choice floral offerings in abundance were placed in sincere recognition of the long life of care and devotion, the influence of which radiated far and near in deeds of mercy and words of gladness.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 2-5-1920
Jesse Morgan Answers Call

Word was received here this morning that Jesse Morgan had passed away at the Weimer Sanatorium during the night. He had been a sufferer from tuberculosis for over five years and had been confined to bed for more than four years. He is the son of Mrs. E. H. Morgan and leaves several sisters to mourn his death. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the funeral will be conducted by that organization. In his passing, a splendid young man has gone to his eternal rest, and a large number of relatives and friends will mourn his passing.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 2-12-1920

Jesse Erle Morgan died February 5 at the home of his mother, Mrs. E. H. Morgan. He was a native of El Dorado County and had been ill for the past five years, four of which he was compelled because of his ailment to spend in bed. He was born at Greenwood, El Dorado County, March 20, 1888, and was 31 years of age at the time of his death. Followed by relatives and a large number of friends, he was tenderly laid to rest in IOOF Cemetery Sunday afternoon. Rev. Thomas E. Mee preached the sermon at West’s Parlors, and the services at the grave were according to the ritual of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, of which fraternity he was a member and the members of which held him in high esteem. He leaves to mourn his departure for the world of hope and love a devoted mother, Mrs. E. H. Morgan; one brother, D. W. Fairchild; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Beckwith, Mrs. Hattie Dietrich of this city, and Mrs. Nellie Cooper of Oakland. Patiently bearing his heavy burden, he ever cheered his mother and sisters, and when the Angels of Death appeared, he closed his eyes, fell into a peaceful sleep, and was lovingly gathered in the arms of his Father. Many beautiful floral wreaths and flowers were placed upon the grave by relatives and friends, and he rests beneath a bower of roses.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 3-27-1929
Death of John Morgan Occurred Friday Night – Funeral Held Sunday

John Morgan, aged 54 years, passed away at his home in Roseville Friday after an illness of only a few days from pneumonia. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Sadie B. Morgan; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Bennett of Penryn, Mrs. Dora Crawford of Georgetown; a brother, Henry Jones of Roseville; and an adopted son, Edward Morgan of Stanford University. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Broyer & Magner Chapel, and interment was made at Rocklin. On account of the serious illness of Henry Jones, it was thought advisable not to tell him of his brother’s death. Roseville Aerie No. 1582, Fraternal Order of Eagles had charge of the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hazeltown of Sacramento were here to attend the funeral. Mr. Morgan had been a resident of Roseville for many years, having conducted a saloon here until a few years ago when he opened a resort along the Auburn Ravine. A few months ago, he returned to Roseville to engage in business. He was well known and beloved by a host of friends and was best known as a good sportsman, being especially interested in baseball.

Roseville Register, Friday, 3-6-1914
Death of Pioneer

Patrick Morgan, father of J. W. Morgan and grandfather of L. F. Morgan of East Auburn, died Thursday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Murphy in Auburn. The deceased was a native of Ireland and came to California in 1862, living a couple of years in San Francisco before going to Georgia Slide, El Dorado County, where he engaged in mining. He owned and operated several mines in the vicinity of Georgia Slide, among them being the famous Georgia Slide claim. He was prominent in business, social, and political matters in his home community and well known in all parts of El Dorado County. He was highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-8-1918

Ruby Morgan, wife of John Morgan of this city, died in a Sacramento hospital, November 2, 1918, of influenza. Deceased leaves a wife, little son, father, and two brothers to mourn her loss, all of which are here to attend the funeral services which will be held tomorrow morning at the West Chapel. Interment will be in the family plot at Rocklin.

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

Norman Morrow, 76, a veteran of World War I and a switchman and yard master for the Southern Pacific Company for 45 years prior to retirement, died August 16 in San Francisco. A native of Minnesota, he came to Roseville in 1920 and resided at 320 Main Street. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 203 of Roseville; the Alyn W. Butler Post No. 169, American Legion; the Minerva Rebekah Lodge No. 72, Roseville; the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 4221; and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen No. 994. Survivors include his wife Minnie Brown Morrow of Roseville; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Beryl Stephens, Sacramento; a grandson, Earl Stephens, Sacramento; and three stepsons, Harold P. Brown, Roseville; Donald N. Brown, Walnut Creek; and Robert E. Brown, Roseville. Funeral services will be Friday at 10 AM in the Lambert Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd. with the Rev. Keith Kirk of the Friends Church of Citrus Heights officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 9-8-1926

William Russell Mosburg, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Mosburg, was born July 30, 1875, at Concordia, Kansas, and died at his home in Roseville, California, September 1, 1926, age 51 years, 1 month and 1 day. On July 25, 1901, Mr. Mosburg was united in marriage to Miss Ida Lutz, and to this union were born eleven children, seven boys and four girls:  Mrs. Ruby Tennison, Mrs. Ethel Finley, Perry, Alva, Golda, Virgle, Frank, Walter and Ruth, two sons having preceded him, Wesley, who died some six years ago in Oklahoma, and the infant son Leroy, who passed away some five months ago. Besides the immediate family, there are three brothers and seven sisters left to mourn their loss:  W. H. Mosburg of Indianapolis, Oklahoma; Earl and Ed Mosburg of Weatherford, Oklahoma; Mrs. Maud Harville of Clinton, Oklahoma; Mrs. Viola Rymer, Mrs. Hulda Zweibel and Mrs. Glennie Stirman of Weatherford, Oklahoma; Mrs. Opal Mitchell of St. Louis, Mo; Mrs. Nellie Vain of Yukon, Oklahoma; and Mrs. Lillie Bethel of Concordia, Kansas. About eleven years ago, Mr. Mosburg was converted and united with the Friends Church in Oklahoma, where he retained his membership until the time of his death. He was a faithful husband and a loving father. Mrs. Lillie Bethel of Concordia, Kansas, was the only relative aside from the family that was privileged to be with him in his last sickness. Funeral services were conducted at the Citrus Heights Friends Church by the pastor, Rev. J. R. Wright, and the body was laid to rest in the Sylvan Cemetery.

Roseville Register, Friday, 8-1-1913
County News

The ashes of the late Frank Mosher, who was killed in the powder explosion at Clipper Gap on July 16 and whose body was cremated in Sacramento, were laid to rest in a specially constructed concrete vault in the Odd Fellows Cemetery last Saturday evening. Rev. Dr. Tanner of the First Baptist Church held simple services at the residence of M. J. Predom and at the cemetery in the presence of the immediate relatives and a few friends of the deceased. The casket containing the ashes was placed in the vault by Mrs. Mosher.

Placer Herald (Auburn), 2-12-1859
Fatal Accident

A singular and fatal accident occurred at Yorkville on Brushy Canon in this county on Thursday, the 4th instant. James M. Mountain (better known as Major Mountain) and his partner were engaged in washing a pile of tailings from one of the tunnels at that place through a long sluice that emptied its contents down a bedrock sluice or gully on the hillside of some three hundred feet in depth. In throwing in dirt at the upper end of the sluice, it had choked and backed up that water for a time and finally went out with a sudden rush. Major Mountain was at work near the lower end of the sluice at the time, and it is supposed the mass of dirt and water came upon him unawares and carried him over the fall and down the precipitous rock sluice, killing him instantly. The accident was not observed, but Mr. M’s absence caused a search to be made, which resulted in finding his body sadly bruised and mutilated at the bottom of the steep sluice. The deceased was formerly from Illinois but came to this state from Kirkville, Adrian County, Missouri, where his family now reside. He was about eight years of age. Coroner McBurney held an inquest upon the body at Yorkville on Saturday, and the facts elicited were as above mentioned. The deceased was not known to possess any effects in the state of particular value.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 11-19-1926
Mrs. Esther Mueller

Esther Mueller was born in Pennsylvania March 11, 1852, and passed from her earthly tabernacle at the home of her son on Elefa Street, Roseville, California, November 15, 1926, having passed her 74th milestone. After spending her girlhood in her native state, she was united in marriage with Jacob Mueller September 4, 1876, this happy union being blessed with seven children, two of whom died in childhood. She had lived in New Jersey and New York where she was bereft of her loving husband twenty-two years ago. Since then she had made her home with her children, coming to California several years ago, the past year being spent in Roseville where her every need was richly provided by her son. She leaves the following devoted children:  Edward T. Mueller of New Jersey, John H. and Carl H. Mueller of Roseville, Mrs. Elizabeth Schultz of San Francisco, Mrs. Eva Garcia of San Jose, and Mrs. Katherine Farrell of Oakland. Her quiet, retiring manner, together with her unselfish devotion to her family and those in need, won for her the lasting gratitude that crowned her long useful life. It was ever hers to add to the happiness of others, while her thrift and industry provided for the needs of a large family early deprived of a father’s protection. The good life she had lived leaves its happy impress, not only in the homes of her children, but in the lives likewise blessed. Having had failing health for some time, she was unable to be out much, and in the quiet of the evening tide of life, she heard her Master’s call, leaving the benediction of a well spent life rich in good works. She had two brothers and two sisters, who reside in the east. The funeral service was held on Thursday afternoon from the chapel of Broyer & Magner, Rev. Thomas H. Mee minister. Mrs. B. C. Knapp and Miss Pasold and Mrs. E. C. Sawtelle sang “Lead, Kindly Light” and “Nearer My God To Thee.” Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Beautiful flowers silently spoke of the love and esteem in which she was held by all who were fortunate enough to have shared her friendship.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 11-29-1917

John Carlton, the only child of John C. and Lillie Mugford of Roseville, died at Sacramento November 25, following a serious operation. The little fellow had been ailing only a few days, but so critical was his condition that the best medical assistance despaired of any permanent relief, so that the end came as a happy release. He attended the Roseville Heights Grammar School until the past week. He was 7 years, two months and 12 days of age. The grief stricken parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. The funeral services were held at Sacramento Tuesday afternoon, Rev. T. H. Mee officiating. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery at Sacramento where a large number of relatives and friends followed the remains to their final resting place.


California Weekly Patriot, Iowa Hill, Saturday, 4-9-1859
A Horrible Case of Poisoning

We are called upon to record the demise of a mother and four little ones, caused by poison administered by some unknown hand. This is the most heart-rending, diabolical and inhuman case of wholesale slaughter that ever became our painful duty to record. The base hearted villain that would commit such an ignominious crime deserves to be suspended between heaven and earth with a good strong rope around his neck, in fact, such a fate would be too good for the culprit. The victims of this outrageous crime are Mrs. Mary Ann Muggins and her four little ones, named respectfully, Jeremiah, Hezzekiah, Deborrah, and Aminidab. The four little ones had never been weaned; the poison was administered to the old lady on Sunday evening last and the sucklings must have obtained it from her milk. The mother received all the care that a kind, affectionate and anxious husband was able to render, the attending physician likewise done all in his power to relieve the suffering patient, but their combined efforts proved of no avail, and she “departed this vale of tears” about 5 o’clock Monday morning and has migrated to a “land from whence no traveler returneth.” Her four little offspring which were left to the tender care of the father, Mr. Tiberas Gracchus Muggins, died on Tuesday morning, all at about the same time. The coroner was sent for but failed to make his appearance, and the bodies were interred where they will remain until the arrival of the coroner, when an investigation will take place. The remains of the deceased, Mrs. Muggins and little ones, were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of citizens who deeply sympathized with Mr. Muggins in this sad calamity. After the burial was over, Mr. Muggins, at the kind solicitation of Charles Parker, took up his quarters in the Tin Shop where he may be found at all hours. His affliction is so great that he refuses to be consoled; he carries on terribly, scratches, paws, and mews from morning till night, and yet, hardware, tin-ware, etc. is sold as cheap as every by Charles A. parker & Co.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 4-26-1917
Formerly Wealthy Miner Passes Away

AUBURN, April 23 - William Muir, pioneer mining man, claimant to thousands of acres of mineral grounds in Placer County and a large portion of the waterfront in Oakland, died in the county hospital there last Thursday morning at the age of 77 years. Muir was a familiar figure in the county for years, and he had engaged in endless litigation over the claims he made to extensive properties here and at the bay. He had mined extensively in past years and was a prominent figure in mining operations in the Michigan Bluff. He was a hydraulicker and made fortunes in the game, but like so many others of those old times, he could not keep what he made. It came in large sums and there was never a thought of the time when it would not be so plentiful, so it got away and there was no more to be had by them.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Wednesday, 2-19-1969

Thomas B. Mulholland, 59, of 336 Pleasant Street, Roseville, died Feb. 17 in Sutter Memorial Hospital. A native of Butte, MT, he came to Roseville in 1954 and was employed as a teamster with the Arden San & Gravel Company of Sacramento. He was a member of Local No. 150, Teamsters Union, Sacramento. Survivors include his widow, Marjorie A. Mulholland; a son, Thomas R. Mulholland, both of Roseville; two daughters, Marilyn E. Mulholland, Roseville, and Carol J. Barringer, Citrus Heights; five grandchildren; and three sisters, Marie Kelly, Butte, MT, Kathleen Frisby, McAllister, MT, and Marguerite Bojio, Sonora. Rosary and Requiem Mass will be offered at 10 AM tomorrow at St. Rose Catholic Church with the Rev. Father James J. Corcoran officiating. Burial will be in the Roseville Cemetery.

Colfax Sentinel, Friday, 8-11-1893

Mrs. Elizabeth E. Mullinax who died in Forest Hill on Thursday, the 3d inst., was an old resident of the divide having come there in 1853. In company with Mrs. Haney, mother of Tom Haney, she made the trip from Auburn in a wagon drawn by oxen. Her first husband was T. J. Crooks. She afterward married Mr. Mullinax. She has lived at or near Forest Hill continuously for forty years. She was a kind-hearted, generous women and a good neighbor. Her funeral took place Friday afternoon, Rev. J. Tamblyn officiating. The remains were interred in the Protestant Cemetery. Mrs. Mullinax was a native of Tennessee and aged 70 years, 9 months, and 5 days. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia.

Roseville Register, Friday, 3-28-1913
Aged Woman Died Last Saturday

Mrs. Alice Mullinix, an old resident aged 80 years, died at her home in Roseville Saturday morning. She was the wife of Henry Mullinix, who was a resident of Rocklin for a number of years, and was the mother of H. D. Mullinix, a well-known railroad man of this place. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Mullinix was a native of England and resided at Lincoln when she first came to this country. She also has a sister in Grass Valley, Mrs. Southern, who attended the funeral.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 9-30-1915

Died at the home of his son this morning at 9:25, Henry Mullinix, a native of Missouri and pioneer of the city, at the age of 80 years. The deceased had made his home with his son for some time, and the immediate cause of death was an attack on the liver, complicated with old age. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 PM, and interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Henry Mullinix was a native of the State of Missouri and came to this state when a young man. He had followed different lines of work in different counties, but finally located in Placer County. He leaves to mourn his death one son, Henry D. Mullinix, and a large circle of pioneers who held him in the highest esteem.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 9-1-1926

George Mullins, who was born in Atlanta, Georgia, seventy-three years ago, passed peacefully from this life at Roseville, California, August 26, 1926. In his native state he received his education and grew to young manhood, and in 1884 was united in marriage with Miss Emily E. Hunt of Missouri. To this union five children were born, one son having been called from this life three years ago. During the greater portion of his long, active life, he had devoted himself to agricultural interests, first in the south and later in California, where the past forty years were spent; in Turlock for ten years and then in Placer County, near Auburn, for some thirty years. In each of these sections he made many friends and was found very obliging to all. His fondness for nature and his interest in animal life proved a valuable asset in lending a sustained interest in life to the very last, though the past year found him in failing health. To alleviate his suffering, every medical aid was rendered, as was the loving care which he greatly appreciated. As one of great courage and determination he was resigned to the Will of Him Who holds our times in His hands. Besides many friends and one brother, Aldred of Sonora, and two sisters, Mrs. Lorane Vilas and Miss Lillian Deu of Stockton, he leaves the following sons:  Thomas F. of Roseville, James F. of Oroville, Donald of Folsom and George W. Mullins of Sacramento, also three grandchildren. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the chapel of Broyer & Magner, Rev. Thomas H. Mee of Roseville officiating. Interment was in the family plot in the Auburn Cemetery, where beautiful floral offerings lent their silent tribute of love and esteem.

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Friday, 10-18-1872

Sad and Fatal Accident - Monday last, near Cisco, Captain Patrick Munday met with an accident which resulted in death less than one hour from the occurrence. While working in a sawmill, a small cut-off saw burst by high speed, and two of the pieces struck the Captain, one on the knee and the other on the thigh, severing the main artery. Captain Munday was a resident of Iowa Hill in 1860 and 1861 and was a Democratic member of the Legislature from this county. He enlisted as a private in the Fourth Regiment of Infantry, California Volunteers, in 1861, passed through all the intermediate grades, and by meritorious conduct alone was promoted to a captaincy in the same regiment in 1863, and served with credit until the end of the war. He was an effective stump speaker, and during Lincoln’s second campaign he made the canvass of the southern counties with Hon. T. G. Phelps, speaking from the same platform. Since which time he has resided in Placer County, the greater portion of the time at Colfax, but latterly at Emigrant Gap and Cisco where he has a host of friends who will deeply feel his sudden taking-off. He was a genial comrade, a faithful friends, high-minded gentleman, and gallant soldier.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 11-8-1879

James Munsell, Sr., an aged gentleman and an old resident of the county, died suddenly at his residence near Ophir Thursday morning. He was in the act of dressing when, without any premonitory or special symptom of disease, he fell back and immediately expired. He was a native of New York state, aged 79 years.

Placer Press-Tribune, Tuesday, 9-18-1990

Oct. 9, 1924 - Sept. 15, 1990. Harold "Spike" Munselle died at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Sacramento on Saturday. He was 65. Born in Rugby, ND, he had lived in Loomis since 1972. He moved to Roseville in 1926. He was a driver for Dry Mix Products for 25 years, retiring in 1972. He had also worked for the Roseville Police Department and for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy, and he belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 904 in Loomis. There will be graveside service at 10 AM Thursday at the Newcastle Cemetery under the auspices of the Loomis VFW 904. Arrangements have been made by Cochrane’s Chapel of the Roses. Inurnment will be at Newcastle Cemetery. Mr. Munselle is survived by his wife, Marilyn C. Munselle of Loomis; daughters, Carol Garcia of Grass Valley, Lori Dietrich of Citrus Heights, and Linda Rupert of North Highlands; parents, Jack and Jimmy Munselle of Roseville; brother, Russell A. Munselle of Loomis; sister, Patsy Ann Ganger of El Centro; mother-in-law, Ione Beckman of Santa Ana; grandchildren, Tammy Gayaldo of North Highlands, Darrin Gayaldo of Roseville, Kelley, Brandon and Amber Dietrich of Citrus Heights, Raynee Hartley of Roseville, Ben Hartley of Grass Valley, and Ramona Anderson of Roseville; and a great-grandson, James Smith of Roseville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and left with the staff of the funeral home.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 2-22-1917

Elizabeth Neeley Munson was born in Rocklin forty-eight years ago and passed to her eternal reward from her home in Roseville, Feb. 19. She was the daughter of James H. and Mary J. Neeley with whom she lived until her marriage to Chas. K. Munson. With her companion, she lived for the greater part in Placer County, where she has a large circle of friends who greatly esteemed her and sympathized with her during an illness that extended over years. At one time while residing in the state of Washington, she was almost helpless for 18 months. In all of her suffering, she never lost courage, ever having a cheering word. It was this happy trait, together with her kindly manner that endeared her to her loved ones and friends. Truly she early learned to look on the sunny side, having an abiding confidence in Him who doeth all things well. Because of the deep attachment to friends and her steadfast faith, the parting was all the more trying. From early childhood she was an attendant upon the public worship of God and coveted the association of those of similar aspirations. Though loath to leave her dear ones, she welcomed the release from bodily suffering, knowing that to be with God is far better. Besides a devoted husband, she leaves to bless her cherished memory two brothers, one sister, and many friends in every community in which she has lived. Well might she have sung:“My Father’s house is built on high, From far above the starry sky, When from this earthly prison, free, That heavenly mansion mine shall be.”


Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 10-10-1928
Funeral Services Held for Lincoln Resident

The funeral of Miss Anita Murch of Lincoln was conducted from the Broyer & Magner Chapel at 2 PM Tuesday. Rev. H. E. Wells of the First M. E. Church of Roseville read the services. Interment was in the family plot in the Lincoln Cemetery. Miss Murch is survived by her father, Charles Murch, and a large number of brothers and sisters, all of Lincoln. On Saturday last, a nephew of the deceased, Billy Murch, eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Murch of Lincoln, was buried from the Broyer & Magner Chapel here, with Rev. H. E. Wells officiating. His death occurred at the Sutter Hospital in Sacramento.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 3-5-1930
Rites Held Monday for C. A. Murch of Lincoln

Funeral services were held at the Broyer & Magner Chapel Monday afternoon for Charles A. Murch, 49, of Lincoln, who died at his home there Saturday of influenza. The service was conducted by the Rev. M. W. Coates. Interment was at Lincoln Cemetery. Of the deceased, Rev. Coates has written:  “Charles A. Murch was born at Redding 49 years ago, April 14, 1880. Here it was he attended the schools and grew to manhood beneath the sunny skies of his beloved state. He was married to Mary E. Baker on October 1, 1928. Our friend was admired by all who knew him as one who possessed poise and strength of character and defined convictions. In his home life, he was a kind, loving husband and ever struggled to give the beloved companion the things that bring cheer and comfort into life. As a friend he was ever true to the interests of those whom he chose as his intimates. Interwoven in the content of his friendship were the beautiful elements of truth, sympathy, and love. The deceased was a valued member of the Red Men’s Lodge. His devotion, activity, and wise counsel will be missed by his comrades. Not only will his departure be regretted by his fellow lodge members, but by all who love a real man of strength and virility of character. Our friend departed this life March 1, 1930. He leaves to mourn his loss, and yet to rejoice over his well-spent life, the beloved wife Mary, eleven brothers, and two sisters.”

Placer Herald (Auburn), 3-15-1862

James Murphy was killed at Quartz Flat near Virginia in this county on Thursday last by the caving in of his mining claim. He was about 37 years of age and had been in California about three years. He has a wife and family in Springfield, Massachusetts. Mr. Murphy was buried in Virginia yesterday.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 4-27-1928
Jesse J. Murphy Died Suddenly Wednesday at S. P. Hospital in San Francisco

The residents of Roseville were deeply shocked Wednesday morning to hear of the death of Jesse J. Murphy, well known shop employee of the Southern Pacific, who passed away in the company’s hospital in San Francisco from heart trouble at six o’clock AM Wednesday, April 25th, at the age of 59 years. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 4:30 at the Broyer & Magner Chapel, and the remains were shipped to Ogden, Utah, for burial. His son, Jesse J. Jr. and wife accompanied the body. Murphy was employed as wheel record clerk by the S. P. Co. for the past seventeen years and was also a representative for a well-known clothing house of Chicago in which capacity he became very well known throughout the railroad homes of the town. He was also prominent in Red Men circles, being a member of Minneopa Tribe No. 244. He survived his widow, Fanny E. Murphy, four years and leaves to mourn his loss five children, Jesse J. Jr. and Francis of Sacramento, William M. of Los Angeles, Mrs. Florence Bradley of Sacramento, and Mrs. Edna Gardetto of Roseville, and several grandchildren.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 12-31-1926
Death of Elbert Murray

Elbert Murray, the eight-year-old son of Mrs. Maude Brazil of Roseville, passed to the eternal life from the Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, California, where he had spent the past five years. Having been a constant sufferer practically all his life, the sweet release came as an entrance into the home of the many mansions. Patient and loving, with an unusual appreciation of all that human hands and devoted hearts had done night and day through the anxious watching and waiting, he closed his eyes in that sweet sleep known only to the sufferer or the toiler. The surviving brothers and sisters are Annie May of Sacramento, Iva, Aaron, Rose, Gertrude, and Ellen Murray and Josephine, Shirley, and Wintley Brazil of Roseville. The funeral services were held from the chapel of Broyer & Mahner, Thursday afternoon, when Rev. Thomas H. Mee spoke words of comfort, and the mortal remains were tenderly laid to rest in the family lot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Roseville, December 30, 1926.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 5-17-1917
Little Baby Passes Away

Lillian, the little baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Murray, died of acute cerebral meningitis Tuesday, May 15. The body was taken to Sacramento for cremation. Mr. and Mrs. Murray have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss of a sweet little baby.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 12-29-1926
Mrs. Lucy H. Murray, Roseville Pioneer, Died December 22 at the Home of her Son Russell in Pacific Grove at Age of 79 Years

Mrs. Lucy Harriet Murray was called to the Great Beyond on the evening of December 21, 1926, at the age of 79 years, 5 months, and 10 days, the end coming to her in the home of her son Russell in Pacific Grove. Funeral services were held in Pacific Grove and her earthly remains were laid to rest at 10 o’clock AM on December 24, to rest beside those of her husband who preceded her in death eight years ago, six years after they had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mrs. Murray was born in Iowa, May 15, 1847, and came to California via the Isthmus of Panama at the age of 10 years. She was united in marriage with William H. Murray on December 31, 1862, and lived on the Murray ranch near Roseville until 1899 when they moved to Pacific Grove. Mrs. Murray had been in failing health for a year or more. A few weeks preceding her demise the family began to realize that the end was not far distant and the other sons and daughters were called to her bedside, the son in Roseville, William H. Murray, having been with her when she passed away and for a week before. Mrs. Murray’s surviving children are Russell F. Murray of Pacific Grove, Nettie M. Murray and Earl Murray of San Jose, and William H. Murray of Roseville. The older residents of Roseville who knew Mrs. Murray for many years cherish very pleasant memories of her as one who was ever ready to respond to any call for help or sympathy in sorrow or misfortune.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 4-24-1919

After a long and lingering fight with tuberculosis, William C. Murray of Roseville passed away at Auburn, April 16. He was born in Old Jackson, Missouri, March 5, 1880, leaving his native state for Montana in 1901 and going to work for the Great Northern Railroad until the summer of 190_ when he came to Truckee and worked for the S. P. Company. In the spring of 1904 he went to work for the Hobart Estate Company and worked there until the fall of 1905. He lived near Roseville until 1913 when he took up fishing on the Sacramento River. His last fishing was at Rio Vista where the dread disease took him. He came to Roseville in May of 1918 and did all in his power to stay the ravages of the disease, but in vain. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife Maude Murray and six children, namely Annie, Iva, Aaron, Rose, Gertrude, and William, Jr. A mother, Mrs. U. S. Diskey of St. Louis, Missouri, and a brother Monroe Murray and two half-sisters, Mrs. Pearl Burnley and Mrs. Lillian Burnly, all of St. Louis also survives him. He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hines of Antelope and a brother-in-law to Mrs. William Walton, Mrs. Elvin Leggett, Mrs. Charlotte Morey and Ivan and Albert Hines of Roseville, Mrs. Jack Gunter and Josie Hines of Gonzales and Chester Hines of Martinez. The funeral services were held Friday, April 18, and interment was in the Hines plot. Sacramento and St. Louis papers please copy.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 5-14-1930
Masonic Rites for William Murray Are Attended by Many

With members of the Roseville Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite Consistory of Sacramento in charge, funeral rites were held here Monday afternoon for William H. Murray, 61, who succumbed Friday morning from a heart attack. Rufus Carlton of Sacramento presided at the funeral service in Masonic temple. It was attended by one of the largest gatherings ever to attend a funeral here. There was a profusion of flowers, tributes of the hundreds of friends gathering at the bier. William Murray was born in the Dry Creek district and made his home in or near Roseville all his life. For many years he has been employed in the Southern Pacific roundhouse, and it was there he was taken sick Friday morning. He was removed to his home and died two hours later. Mr. Murray was a prominent member of the Roseville Masonic Lodge and of the Scottish Rite Consistory of Sacramento. He was a past master of the Roseville Masonic Lodge. Past masters of the local lodge acted as pallbearers. Those acting were A. S. Teal, O. H. Ricksecker, J. Oates, C. U. Clemons, W. C. Ferguson, and J. Mugford. A uniformed escort from the Scottish Rite Consistory participated in the service. Mr. Murray is survived by his widow, six sons, and one daughter. The children are Carl, Otto, Lloyd, Clyde, William, Roy, and Catherine.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 10-6-1910
Death of C. Marion Myers at Lincoln

After an illness extending over a year, C. Marion Myers succumbed to the inroads of tuberculosis at the home of his grandmother in Lincoln last Thursday. He was the only son of Mrs. Herman Lohse of this city. He was only 21 years and 6 months old. When first attacked with lung trouble, he visited a number of sanitariums with the hope of warding off the inevitable, but it was of no avail. He was a young man with many friends, and at one time held a responsible position with the Southern Pacific Company. He was of a genial disposition and was quite popular. To the parents, the community extends sympathy.