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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.

Auburn Journal, Thursday, 8-30-1923
Dutch Flat Pioneer Buried Last Saturday

Funeral services were held at Dutch Flat Saturday for John C. Talbert, 94, a retired dry goods merchant of that city who died earlier in the week from the infirmities of old age. Talbert claimed that he had never been attended by a physician since he was first brought into the world and refused medical aid and attention at the time of his death, according to information obtained by Carl Mehl, deputy coroner, who conducted the inquest made necessary by the fact that there was no physician to sign the death certificate. Talbert came to Placer County in the sixties during the gold rush and resided at Dutch Flat many years. After the mining industry subsided, he left Dutch Flat and lived in San Francisco for several years, but returned to Dutch Flat 12 years ago to make his home with two nephews.

Roseville Register, Friday, 8-115-1913
Falls 200 Feet and Is Killed

Tomasco Tamaneini, an Italian miner at the Dairy Farm Mine near Lincoln, fell a distance of 200 feet down a shaft Saturday and was killed. It is supposed he attempted to step from the skip to one of the levels and slipped. He was 25 years of age and an experienced miner.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 10-5-1927
Highly Esteemed Citizen Answers Final Summons When John Tanner Is Called to the Great Beyond Tuesday – Funeral Services to be Held Thursday

In the passing away of John Tanner, Roseville loses another one of its highly esteemed elderly citizens, Mr. Tanner having passed peacefully away at his home at 405 Vernon Street in this city, Tuesday, October 3, 1927, at 4:10 AM. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 6 at 1:30 o’clock in the chapel of Broyer & Magner. Rev. O. L. Linn, a former pastor of the Presbyterian Church and one whose friendship Mr. Tanner prized very highly, will conduct the services. Mr. Tanner was born in Lexington, Kentucky, August 23, 1843, and was thus 84 years, 1 month and 10 days of age when he passed away. Mr. Tanner’s early life was spent in Iowa where he was united in marriage with Miss Rebecca Coryell, who, after a long life of wedded happiness, preceded him in death nine years ago. In 1884 Mr. Tanner moved with his family to Nevada where he was engaged in stock raising until 1910 when he moved to Roseville where he had since resided. Mr. Tanner took an active interest in the early development of the city. He was energetic, a man of sound judgment, upright in all of his dealings and won the respect and esteem of all who knew him. His was a well-rounded life in the fullest sense of the term. He is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Mollie Watson of Roseville, Mrs. Florence Rogers of Oakland, Mrs. Edward Bradish of Elk Grove, Mrs. Henry Williams, Mrs. Walter Aske and Mrs. John Albrecht, all of Roseville, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Roseville Register, Friday, 1-31-1919

Mrs. Rebecca Tanner died January 31 at 7:15 AM. She was born March 1, 1849, in Clark County, Illinois. On January 11, 1868, she was united in marriage of Mr. John Tanner at Indianola, Iowa, residing in that state until March 1884 when they moved to Wells, Nevada, where they resided until March 1910, moving to Roseville which has since been their home. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, John Tanner, and six daughters, Mrs. K. I. Watson, Mrs. J. Albrech, Mrs. H. Williams and Mrs. Jessie Crandall of Roseville, Mrs. E. E. Brodigh of Wells, Nevada, and Mrs. Florence Rogers of Berkeley; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister, H. H. Coryell of Wells, Nevada, Star Coryell of Indianola, Iowa, and Mrs. Ruth Chamberlain of Washington. Two sons preceded her in death, one at infancy and the other, Ben Tanner, February 12, 1911, at Roseville. Besides a large number of friends who sorrow in her passing. The funeral will be held tomorrow.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 1-25-1917
Pioneer California Shoemaker Is Dead

AUBURN, January 24 - F. A. Taylor, aged 74, who has always claimed that he made the first pair of women’s shoes in the state of California, died here today at the age of 74 years after a lingering illness in the County Hospital several months previous to his death. Taylor was a cobbler for many years, later following the mining game, and last operating a pool room and tobacco store in this city. He is survived by a wife and one son, as well as a young grandson. He was a native of Vermont.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 3-28-1918

Francis W. Taylor was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 3, 1856. He has lived in California 25 years. He worked in the Southern Pacific shops as a blacksmith some time ago and had done farming and was well known around Roseville and respected by all those who made his acquaintance. He died Saturday, March 23, after a stroke of paralysis and succumbed en route to this place from Nicholas. Interment was had Monday afternoon in IOOF Cemetery, Rev. Mee officiating. He leaves to mourn his death three sisters in the east and one sister, Mrs. James Astill of Roseville; and two brothers in the east.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 1-12-1927

Martin M. Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Taylor, was born January 12, 1872, at West Elkton, Ohio, and died at his home near Roseville, California, January 8, 1927, aged 54 years, 11 months and 27 days. He grew to young manhood in his home at West Elkton, after which he made his home for a time with a sister at Haddam, Kansas. At this place he was united in marriage to Miss Carrie Hiatt, March 10, 1898. To this union was born four sons and two daughters:  Harold, Verda, Merle, Wilson, Allen, and Esteline. All of these were privileged to be at the bedside of their father when he passed away, except Harold and Allen, who died in childhood. After the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, they made their home at Haddam, Kansas, for a time, after which they moved to Oklahoma where they lived until thirteen years ago when they came to this state. Mr. Taylor was a birthright member of the Friends Church and claimed conversion at the age of twelve. To this faith he stood true until the time of his death. He was always faithful to service in the church and was used in many places of responsibility. Besides the immediate family, he leaves four brothers and two sisters and a host of friends to mourn his departure. It can well be said of him that he was a faithful husband, a loving father, and a good neighbor. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Friends Church, in charge of the pastor, J. R. Wright. Interment in Sylvan Cemetery.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 4-12-1929
Well Known S. P. Engineer Passed Away Tuesday – M. E. Tennant Passes in S. P. Hospital After Only a Few Days Illness

The death of Melville Everett Tennant, well known Southern Pacific engine hostler at the local yards, occurred at the Southern Pacific Hospital in Sacramento at eight o’clock Tuesday evening, April 9, following a week’s illness from spinal pneumonia, a form of meningitis. He had been removed to the hospital from his home last Saturday. The malady which caused his death is extremely rare but always fatal. Mr. Tennant, however, had complained of terrible pains in the head and back for the past year. Melville Tennant was born in Dorchester, Wisconsin, in 1879. When he was still a young man he began railroading on the Sault Sainte Marie system and became a locomotive engineer. He was married there April 21, 1901, to Miss Edith Hansohn. Two children, Richard and Irene, were born to them while residents in Wisconsin. In 1917 the family came to Roseville to reside and have lived the past twelve years in their home at 210 Placer Street. While here he was employed as engine hostler in the Southern Pacific yards. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Mr. Tennant leaves to mourn his loss his widow and two children, also two grandchildren Richard and Elva LaVerne Tennant. Two brothers, Arthur Tennant of Longview, Washington, and Frank of Glendive, Montana, also survive him, but neither of them was able to be present for the funeral services. Funeral services were held from the Broyer & Magner Chapel at 2:30 o’clock on Thursday. Rev. John L. Harvey of Elk Grove, a former pastor of the Roseville Presbyterian Church and a very close friend of the Tennant family who always attended his church here, read the services.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 10-31-1928
Robert Terrell Died at the Age of 89 Years

Robert Terrell, aged 89 years, a native of California, passed away October 23, 1928, at the Guy P. DeKay ranch. Funeral services were held Friday at 10 AM from the Broyer & Magner Chapel. Rev. H. E. Wells of the First M. E. Church read the services. Interment was in the Roseville IOOF Cemetery. Terrell had lived on the DeKay ranch nearly all his life, having been employed there by Guy DeKay’s father. He was unmarried and leaves no near relatives. He had a large number of friends, as the beautiful floral tributes signified.

Roseville Register, Friday, 3-22-1912

Wife of Mayor Theile Joins Silent Majority

Mrs. Ella Pitcher Theile, wife of Mayor R. F. Theile, passed away Monday evening after an illness that has dated from last November. She was taken to a hospital in San Francisco last December and received every care and attention until given up by the doctors there and came home to die a couple of weeks ago. Cancerous growths developed into dropsy, and there was no hope for her. Dr. Ashby was her attendant physician here, and no better could have been secured. Mrs. Theile was born at Forest Hill, this county, May 31, 1855, and was 56 years 9 months and 17 days old at the time of her death. Three children survive her by her first marriage – E. D. Pitcher of Roseville, Mrs. E. W. Manuel of Vacaville, and Harry Pitcher of Michigan. She became the wife of R. F. Theile about five years ago and has endeared herself to all with whom she came in contact by her womanly virtues and exemplary character. The sympathy of the community goes out to Mr. Theile in this, the loss of a helpmate whose absence will cause an aching void that cannot be filled.  The funeral was held from the family residence Wednesday at 2 PM, and a large concourse of sorrowing friends followed her to her last resting place in the IOOF Cemetery.

Roseville Register, Friday, 7-31-1914
Father of Part of Roseville Passes to Beyond

Robert F. Theile died Monday morning, the immediate cause of death being an operation for appendicitis and old age, which precluded recovery from the shock. He died shortly after the operation was performed at a Sacramento hospital. Mr. Theile was 63 years 6 months old at his death. He was born at Sauk City, Wisconsin, and came to the west in 1878 and settled at Roseville. He spent the time since then on a ranch here, and part of the city of Roseville is the old Theile ranch. He was one of the most respected citizens of Roseville and is reported to have so lived as not to have an enemy at his death. A large number of people, including many of the old timers, attended the funeral which was held at the residence and followed the body to the Roseville Cemetery where interment was made.

Placer Press-Tribune, Thursday, 1-14-1965

Roy Robert Thom, 72, a former resident of Roseville and Citrus Heights before moving to Madera, died Jan. 11 in Madera. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 AM in the Lambert Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilbur C. Christians of the First Baptist Church of Sacramento officiating. Burial will be in Sylvan Cemetery. Survivors include three sisters, Jessie Foster of Citrus Heights, Kathryn Rasmussen of Sacramento, and Evelyn Findley of Oakland; and two brothers, Hobart Thom of Sacramento and John Thom of Oregon City, OR.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 12-31-1926
J. Young Thomas’ Funeral Held Thursday Afternoon

The funeral services for J. Young Thomas were held from the chapel of Broyer & Magner at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery at Sacramento. The body of Mr. Thomas was found on Tuesday in a house on Washington Street where he had been living until recently. He had been ill with influenza but was apparently recovering. He was a native of Placer County and was 47 years of age. He is survived by two brothers, Charles H. Thomas of Roseville and Judge Fred Thomas of Santa Cruz, and one sister, Mrs. A. Beal of Roseville.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 12-15-1910
Death Claims Victim

Mary Lawton Thomas was born Nov. 6, 1825, in Foxcroft, Maine, and passed to her reward in Roseville, December 12th, 1910. The larger part of her life was spent in the east. There she was married and became the mother of two children who both preceded her in death. About 16 years ago, she was married to Mr. H. G. O. Thomas and since that time, she has made her home in Roseville. Her church membership was in the Congregational Church in the east where she was a faithful member and a consistent Christian. Her special delight was in a Sunday school class of girls to whom she was devoted. Since coming to California, she has not been connected with active church work but was a member of the home department of the Methodist Episcopal Sunday school for a number of years. Her friends and neighbors testify that she was a true Christian in her life, always kind, always gentle, and in that most practical way a follower of the Master “doing good and being good.” She is survived by one brother, Mr. Lawton of Folsom. The funeral was held from the home in Schellhaus addition, Dec. 13th at 11 AM, and the body was taken to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery for burial. At the request of the relatives, her personal friends, Mrs. L. L. King, Mrs. W. G. Osborne, and Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bedell sang favorite hymns for the funeral. A number of her neighbors and friends assembled to pay their respects at the funeral service, which was conducted by Rev. Hugh Jackson of the Roseville M. E. Church.

Auburn Journal, Thursday, 2-6-1969
Former Local Youth Dies in Vietnam War

A former Auburn resident, Army 1st Lt. Richard V. Thompson, 21, has been reported killed in action January 27 while on a long-range reconnaissance patrol in the Delta region of Vietnam. He had been in the army two and a half years and in Vietnam less than two months. The son of CWO and Mrs. Vickers Thompson, who now reside at 2048 San Salvador Street, Fairfield, he was born June 12, 1947 at Scott Field, IL. The family lived in various parts of the United States and England, and resided in Auburn for a year while the elder Thompson, who has served in the air force for 28 years, was in Korea. Richard graduated from Placer High School and then remained in this area another year to attend Sierra College at Rocklin. He volunteered for the army August 3, 1966, and took basic training at Ft. Lewis, WA. He was graduated from Officers’ Candidate School at Ft. Benning, GA, and was commissioned on December 4, 1967. He later graduated from special forces training at Ft. Bragg, NC. He was assigned to the ninth infantry division with the Green Berets. Services and burial will be in Golden Gate National Cemetery at San Bruno on Friday at 2 PM. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Jack R. Thompson, a student at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo who is now on a training cruise to South America; and his grandmother, Mrs. Mary R. Blunt of Garden Valley.

Roseville Register, Saturday, 7-4-1909

Sylva Shinnway Thompson was born in Winnebago County, IL, in 1831. She came to California in 1851, landing at San Francisco. She went to Iowa Hill to make her future home. After remaining there a few years, she removed to Sacramento County. From there she moved to the ranch where she dwelt until her demise. In 1850 she was married to Jas. M. Robb. To them were born three children, George, Lewis R., and Mary. In 1860 she was married to Wm. Thompson. One son, Wm., was born to them. Mr. Thompson departed this life in 1906. Mrs. Thompson passed over the Silent River June 15, 1908. She was laid to rest in Rocklin Cemetery by her husband’s side. All her neighbors find satisfaction in saying she lived a good life.  –by E. J. Schomp, Pastor, Congregational Church, Rocklin

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 3-15-1929
Mrs. Mary Till Passed Away Here Wednesday

Mrs. Mary Till, aged 70 years, a native of Chicago, passed away at her home at 410 Berkeley Avenue on Wednesday morning, March 13th, 1929. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at ten o’clock from St. Rose’s Catholic Church, Roseville. Mrs. Till is survived by her husband, Herman Till, and by a son, C. A. Weber of Roseville, and a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Johnson of Chicago, who will arrive Saturday morning to attend the funeral services.

Placer Argus (Auburn), Thursday, 4-1-1886
Death of William Treasure

William Treasure, a well-known resident of Colfax, died at San Francisco on the 25th from cancer. The first symptoms of the dread disease manifested themselves about a year ago. Soon afterwards, he had an operation performed which for about ten months thereafter was regarded as so successful that many people believed he had not had cancer at all. About a month ago, however, it again became necessary to have a swelling removed from his neck, which being done, he again showed signs of marked improvement; and, in fact, until a few days before his death, it was currently reported that he was doing as well as could be expected. Deceased was for several years Constable at Colfax, and he was a brave and faithful officer and an honest man. He leaves a wife and three children, two sons and a daughter, all of whom are grown up. Deceased was a native of Wales, aged 53 years. The funeral, which took place Saturday from the Odd Fellows Hall, Colfax, was largely attended.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 4-9-1930
Death Takes Aged Man as He Naps in Yard

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Ezekiel Newton Trible, 67, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. E. York, 215 Folsom Road. Rev. Harry W. O’Kane gave the funeral address at the Broyer & Magner Chapel. Mrs. Iva Knapp sang. Interment was at Sylvan Cemetery. Death came suddenly to Mr. Trible while he slept in the yard. When relatives went to awaken him, they found he had passed on. He had suffered from a weak heart for several years. The deceased was a native of Indiana. He was the husband of the late Nancy Jane Trible. Mrs. E. E. York is the only child.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 4-11-1930
Last Rites Said for Ezekiel Newton Trible

As a child falls gently to sleep, so came death to Ezekiel Newton Trible last Saturday afternoon about 2 o’clock. The deceased had been in apparent robust health and had not complained of any discomfiture prior to his passing. As was his custom after luncheon, he had gone out to rest under a favorite almond tree in the yard of the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. E. York, with whom he made his home. It was here that his daughter and a friend found him in his last sleep. Trible was born at Haubstadt, Indiana, 67 years ago. For a time he followed ranching. He came to Los Angeles at the age of 43 years and for many years worked as a car repairer for the Southern Pacific Company. His wife, the late Nancy Jane Trible, passed beyond nine years ago, after which time he came to make his home in Roseville with his son-in-law and only daughter. Early in life he became a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Broyer & Magner Chapel, being conducted by Rev. Harry O’Kane. Interment was at Sylvan Cemetery.

Placer Herald (Auburn), 6-22-1861
Death of an Old Citizen

We learn from the Dutch Flat Enquirer that Mr. Robert Trimm of that place was missing since Sunday, 16th inst., up to the time of the issuance of that paper, the 19th. A search had been made for him but without success. A large party of citizens organized and renewed the search on Wednesday, and we learn finally found his body some distance above Dutch Flat. Mr. Trimm was an old citizen of the county and has constantly been engaged in mining interests. At one time, he was largely interested in the famous “Jamison Claim” at Iowa Hill, but of late years has resided at Dutch Flat as a partner in the Dutch Flat and Placer County Canal companies. Mr. Trimm was a man of many excellent qualities that endeared him to a large circle of friends.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-8-1918
Mrs. Trumble Is Victim of the Influenza

Mrs. Mattie Pernelia Trumble, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry M. Sanders of this city, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 1918, at 4:15 PM, a victim of influenza. Mrs. Trumble has served as nurse to many people during this epidemic and finally succumbed to the disease herself and passed away. She literally gave her life in helping others fight the influenza. Mrs. Trumble is survived by her mother, Mrs. P. M. Sanders, and by three brothers, Elvy Sanders of San Jose, Howard Sanders of Roseville, and Bryan Sanders, US Army in France; also two sisters, Mrs. Mary Stewart of Oakland and Mrs. A. G. Wolf of Roseville. Two daughters, Blanche and May Trumble, eight and ten years old respectively, also survive. The funeral services were held Monday at 11 AM in West’s Undertaking Parlors. Rev. Geo. L. Snyder of Sparks, Nevada, officiated. A host of friends mourn her loss.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 8-15-1874
Man Drowned

E. B. Gilbert writes us from Butcher Ranch, under date of August 10th, that an accident occurred at Buckeye Bar on the middle fork of the American River on the 7th instant which resulted in the death of Frank Trunk. The deceased, in company with his partners, was getting lumber down the river for the purpose of building a wing-dam. Some of the lumber having lodged, Trunk endeavored to start it when he lost his footing and fell into the river, drowning in ten feet of water. The body was not recovered till the next day. Trunk was a native of Bavaria and was about 51 years of age. Our correspondent is informed that he was a member of Company G, Fourth Regiment of California Volunteers, and served his time like a good American citizen, receiving an honorable discharge at the expiration of his term of service.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 9-28-1878
The Valley of the Shadow

The grim reaper has been busy with his sickle hereabouts during the past week. … The next we feel called upon to notice is that of Martin B. Tubbs, an old resident of Yankee Jims where he has carried on the saloon business for years. He had been partially paralyzed in his hands and feet for some years. His death, which was rather sudden, occurred on the 19th. He was buried at Forest Hill Friday by the Masons. He was a native of New York, aged 52 years.

[Submitter’s note:  First and third paragraphs are transcribed elsewhere.]

Roseville Register, Thursday, 6-14-1917
Prominent Man Passes Away

C. H. Tully died at San Francisco Sunday after undergoing an operation for an affliction with the stomach. He had been a long sufferer. About a week ago, Mr. Tully went to San Francisco to consult a specialist and was told that he should return to his home and put his business in order as it was doubtful that he could recover from the operation, and that the operation was absolutely necessary to save his life, if such was possible. The X-ray showed that the pit of the stomach was affected in such a manner as to prevent the passage of food. The operation was at first believed to be a success, but complications set in and word was sent for Mrs. Tully, who arrived at the bedside of her dying husband before life had departed. The deceased was a splendid specimen of the honest businessmen found throughout the west, and his dealings with Roseville people were always pleasant and agreeable. He came to this city a few years ago and established a jewelry store on Vernon Street where he built up a good business and an enviable reputation for good work. Only a short time ago, he purchased a home in the pretty Cherry Glen district, and he and Mrs. Tully were enjoying life at its best. The people of Roseville miss the presence of this scholarly gentleman, and his many friends will deeply mourn the loss of a true friend and a staunch citizen. We extend to the bereaved widow the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of all the people who knew the splendid man who has passed away. The funeral was held at San Francisco Tuesday.

Placer Herald, Auburn, Saturday, 2-2-1918
Death of Mrs. Frank Tupper

Mrs. Frank Tupper of Newcastle died at the Auburn Sanitarium Tuesday after several weeks’ illness. She slipped and fell at her home and suffered a fracture of the right leg, from the effects of which she never recovered. She was the widow of the late Frank Tupper, well-known Newcastle fruit man. The funeral was held in Newcastle Thursday.

Lincoln News Messenger, Thursday, 7-01-1976

John Robert Turnage, native of California and resident of Lincoln area for 42 years, died June 25 in a Carmichael hospital at the age of 81. A veteran of World War 1, he had worked on the Lou Chamberlain ranch for most of the 42 years he lived in this area. He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Cannon of Columbia, Tenn.; son, Ralph Turnage of Carmichael, sister, Elaine Magonigal of Lincoln, and three grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday morning in Clark Funeral Home and interment was in Sutter Cemetery.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 4-25-1930
Last Rites Said for G. W. Turner, Pioneer

The funeral for George Walter Turner was held at the Hislop Funeral Parlor at Auburn Monday and was conducted by Rev. J. T. MacGovern of Vallejo. The burial was at Newcastle Cemetery. He was born at Smithville, a mile from Loomis, November 21, 1860, within a stone’s throw of the spot where he died April 18. He was the youngest and only surviving child of Joseph and Ann Turner, who came to California in April 1850. His widow, three children, and a grandson survive. The children are Mrs. Ora Crossley, Charles H. and Ann T. Turner.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 1-9-1929
Funeral Services Held on Monday for Pioneer Placer Co. Resident – Large Concourse of Friends Pay Loving Tribute to Martha E. Turner Who Passed Away at Loomis January 4

The death of Mrs. Martha E. Turner, beloved Placer County pioneer mother, occurred at the home of her son, F. W. Turner, in Loomis last Friday evening, January 4, 1929, at the age of 79 years, 3 months, and 2 days. Mrs. Turner had been ill with a severe cold the past two weeks and was confined to bed. Although her illness was not considered serious, she passed away peacefully Friday evening after she had expressed a wish to retire for the night. Funeral services, which were attended by a large concourse of friends from all over the county, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the funeral parlors of Mehl & Hislop in Auburn. Rev. Eccles of the Penryn Church read the funeral services, and interment was in the Newcastle Cemetery under the auspices of Penryn Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, of which Mrs. Turner was long a beloved member. Martha Esther Whitehead was born in Pike County, Missouri, October 2, 1851. She came to California with her family in 1852 and ’53, being carried in the pommel of a saddle nearly all the way. The family first settled in eastern Placer County. While in her teens she was united in marriage February 8, 1868, to F. W. Turner at Cisco. She was bereft of her companion several years ago. Mrs. Turner is survived by her sister, Mrs. Ella Clinkkinbeard of Santa Rosa; a son, F. W. Turner, and two grandsons, Fred M. and Joseph Henry of Loomis, and an adopted son, Charles R. Turner of Roseville. Always cheerful, of a sunny disposition and kind and charitable, she will live long in the memory of countless residents of Placer County for the many kind and charitable words and deeds administered throughout her long and useful life. She was known to many outside of her immediate family as “Grandma” and was beloved by all with whom she came in contact. The sympathy of a large concourse of friends in Roseville and Placer County is extended to her bereaved family in Loomis and her adopted son, Charles R. Turner of this city whom she brought up and cared for since he was a child. Besides Mr. and Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Agness Elliott, Mrs. M. W. Nason and Mrs. R. F. Brill, a large number of Roseville friends and members of the Eastern Star attended the funeral services.

Roseville Register, Friday, 1-5-1912
Tragic End of Well Known Couple

Last Saturday evening, Wm. Tuttle, better known here as “Blondy,” killed his wife and himself at their home in Sacramento. The couple has been married about two years but has not got along very well, according to reports. They were cousins and Mrs. Tuttle was heiress to about $35,000, and it is reported that the fact that “Blondy” was not allowed to handle as much of this as he wanted was the main trouble. For the past few months, they have been practically living apart. Last Saturday he went to the house, seemingly in good humor, played with the baby, and sent a servant into another room; then he hurried into his wife’s bedroom where he discharged two revolver shots into her body and then turned the weapon on himself. The murdered couple was taken to Rocklin Sunday where they were buried, Rev. Linn officiating. “Blondy” Tuttle used to be a fireman here and was well known to everyone along the line. His parents reside in Rocklin as well as an uncle, and he has a brother firing switch engine here. He had attained quite a reputation here as a bad man after women before his last marriage and had been married once before. A great deal might be said that is better left unsaid, and we have no desire to harrow the feelings of the bereaved who feel the affair deeply. It is claimed by some that Tuttle was crazy at times and that he attempted his own life once before as well as that of his wife. The 9 months old babe will probably fall heir to the wealth left Mrs. Tuttle. There are two aunts residing in Sacramento. It was certainly a terrible affair, and it is much to be regretted that his wife should be the victim of his insane desire to kill.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 3-22-1927

Late Monday night, March 14, 1927, Martin H. Tuttle, one of the highest respected pioneers of Rocklin, California, was summoned from his earthly tabernacle after more than seventy-three years of sojourn amid the things that are temporal. Born in Canada, July 18, 1853, he grew to young manhood, acquiring his schooling, and shortly after reaching his majority came to California, locating for a time in Sacramento. There he was united in marriage and with his companion had the pleasure of fifty years of happy home building, this union being blessed with two devoted daughters. Practically all of their married life was spent in Rocklin, where he was employed for many years with the Southern Pacific, being an efficient engineer up to the time of his retirement some fifteen years ago. During his entire life of service with the railroad, he proved to be a capable, conscientious, and tireless worker in the interest of the common good. In this his natural gift of fidelity he was well supported by high ideals and community interests, having served as trustee of Rocklin for twelve years. His home was ever the cherished spot where his kindly assistance enriched the family circle. He was marked as an honest, industrious brother who shared the confidence of his fellow men. The observance of their golden wedding on December 9, 1926, found his health impaired, as it had been for about a year, and he soon was obliged to yield to the inevitable for which he felt fully prepared. The tender care of loved ones and the kindness of neighbors added cheer during his severe illness of more than two months. Esteemed by all his associates, he claimed a large circle of friends who join with his bereaved widow and daughters, Mrs. Lillie Small of Oakland and Mrs. Ella Harris of Dunsmuir, and one brother, Eugene Tuttle of Rocklin, in honoring the memory of one who will be greatly missed. The funeral services were held from the family residence Thursday afternoon under the auspices of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Rev. T. H. Mee officiated and Mrs. B. G. Knapp sang “The City Four Square,” “Lead Kindly Light,” and “Nearer My God to Thee.” Interment was in the Rocklin Cemetery, there to await the resurrection day. The pall bearers were James Bronson, James Kelley, Ben Nelson, William Carl. S. McCoy, and B. N. Scribner. Many were the choice floral offerings that lent their silent message of love and good will.