Obituaries - Q

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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 Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 2-29-1928
Funeral Services for Mrs. Minnie M. Quinn Held Last Thursday

On November 8, 1870, in the city of Sacramento, Minnie M. Quinn was born and attended the public school until she reached her teen age, when she accompanied her parents to Loomis, Placer County, where she had since resided. She was united in marriage with Frank M. Quinn of Loomis, this union being blessed with five children. Several years ago, she was bereft of her companion, a trial through which she passed with fortitude and courage and continued her useful life in the community in which more than forty happy years were devoted to the welfare of her home and any who might be within her beneficent influence. She possessed a cheerful disposition that radiated gladness and abiding comfort wherever she went. A true lover of home and all that makes for richer daily experiences of life, she was known for her good works and unfailing interest in others. She seldom mingled in public functions but was deeply concerned for the needy whom she served in her quiet, efficient manner that so often brought a rich benediction, thus proving the value of true friendship. Until three weeks ago, she had been in the enjoyment of fairly good health, but the illness that overtook her was severe, baffling the talented medical skill that was freely bestowed by loving hands. Her release came on Tuesday, February 21, 1928, at the Sisters Hospital where she had been taken the previous day, leaving many lonely hearts to honor the memory of one whose passing reminds one and all of the sure approach of the Reaper and the harvest home. Those who survive her are two sons, Clarence H. Quinn of Jackson, Norman E. Quinn of Loomis, and three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Hewitt of Sacramento, Mrs. Zella Holt and Miss Minnie Quinn of Berkeley, and two grandchildren. Also her aged mother, Mrs. Julia Miller of Roseville, and one brother and sister, Harry E. Miller of Sacramento and Mrs. Pearl Saunders of Loomis. With these, many friends unite in common sympathy and in offering a worthy tribute to a devoted home-maker and sister beloved by all. The funeral services were held from the funeral home of W. F. Gormley in Sacramento Thursday afternoon, with Rev. T. H. Mee of the Roseville Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery in Sacramento, where many relatives and friends attended with floral offerings.

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Saturday, 8-1-1874
Terrible Accident at Rocklin

About half past two o’clock Wednesday afternoon, a serious accident by which William Quinn lost his life and another man was seriously injured took place in the granite quarries belonging to Quinn at Rocklin. Something was wrong with the derrick by which rock is hoisted from the quarries, and Mr. Quinn went up to fix it when the whole thing gave way. Quinn was thrown violently to the ground and struck a pile of rock, crushing in the side of his head. He lived about ten minutes but did not recover his consciousness. The other man, whose name we did not learn, was considerably bruised and received a severe cut on the side of his face but is in no danger. Quinn was universally respected, having been an industrious and inoffensive man. He leaves a wife and five children, who live in South San Francisco where the body was sent for interment.