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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, Wednesday, 2-26-1975

Funeral services for Ellis Sadao Yamane, a Loomis resident for 58 years, were conducted Monday night at the Placer Buddhist Church in Penryn. Mr. Yamane, a native of Japan and a retired cabinet maker, died February 21 in a Sacramento hospital. He was 73. He belonged to the Placer County chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. Survivors include his wife, Chisako; two sons, Edward T. of Roseville and David T. of Sacramento; a daughter, Margie Sing of Sacramento; a sister, Mrs. Yusao Mamba of Japan; and six grandchildren. Sands’ Foothill Chapel was in charge of arrangements. The rites were followed by cremation.

Roseville Press-Tribune, 1-1-1970
Services Held Today for Marine

Military funeral rites for Lance Corporal Robert Allen Yates, US Marine Corps, were conducted at 1 PM today at Mt. Vernon Memorial Park. Corporal Yates was killed in Vietnam Dec. 21, just eight days following his 19th birthday, when the truck he was driving ran over a land mine. He was a 1968 graduate of Adelante High School, Roseville, and entered the armed service in January 1969. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Lillian Deus, Carmichael; his father, William Yates, Los Angeles; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Burrows, 529 Dudley Drive, Roseville; three brothers, William Yates, Los Angeles, and Steven and Kenneth Habbestad, Carmichael; and two aunts, Mrs. R. A. Martin and Mrs. James Sousa, Roseville

Roseville Register, Friday, 12-20-1912
Herbert A. York Gets Last Call – No Witnesses to the Fatal Accident to Well Known and Well Liked S. P. Switchman

On last Sunday morning at 6:15 o’clock Herbert A. York was killed in the Roseville yards by being struck by a string of cars and was dragged and cut to death beneath them. There was no eyewitness to the affair, and consequently it is not known absolutely how the fatal accident occurred, but the following version is pretty near correct:  He had gone to work and was carrying his raincoat and lantern. Upon entering the yard he asked one of the boys if the engine was out yet and was informed that is was not. It was then time for the night crew to quit, and it is supposed that he thought that there was no engine moving in the yards as the day engine had not arrived yet and the night crew was not supposed to be switching. He stepped around the end of a string of cars, probably going within a few feet of them, and as the night crew was still at work, they had just “kicked” several cars on this track, and they struck the cars standing there with great force, no doubt knocking York down and several cars passed over him killing him instantly. He was found a few minutes later, and his lantern and raincoat were several feet from him, showing how hard the cars must have struck. Herbert York came to Roseville from Sacramento. He leaves a wife and two small children to mourn his loss. He was a popular young man in railroad circles and was an active member of the Knights of Pythias Success Lodge No. 226, also of the Masons, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Order of Trainmen. The funeral was held in Sacramento on Tuesday, December 17th. A special car carried the remains to Sacramento, leaving Roseville at 2:15. A large number of friends and lodge brothers were at the train to pay last respects to the departed brother, and about 100 friends went down with the body. Services were held at the undertaking parlors of Cahen Harmer & Co. in Roseville, Rev. O. L. Linn officiating. He was buried in the family plot of the old IOOF Cemetery of Sacramento. The entire community was shocked by the sudden and unexpected death of this popular young man, and the REGISTER joins a large number of sincere friends in extending sympathy to the family of the deceased in this the hour of their sorrow.

Roseville Tribune and Enterprise, Wednesday, 7-6-1927
William H. Young died in Los Angeles Friday, July First – Formerly Active Mining Man – Family Home Has Been in Roseville the Past Ten Years

William H. Young passed away in Los Angeles Friday night after an illness of six years, during which time he was an invalid in the southern city. His wife remained in the family home in Roseville at the corner of Willow and Bonita avenues in Cherry Glenn. William Young was the beloved father of Lester, Leonard, Robert, Cecil, Ruby, and Arby Young, all of whom lived with him excepting Robert, a Southern Pacific switchman who is married and resides on Franklin Boulevard, Roseville, and Leonard who lives with the mother. The youngest son, Arby, was on a visit here with his mother at the time his father passed away and accompanied her back to Los Angeles to attend the funeral. Mr. Young was born in Walla Walla, Washington, sixty-seven years ago. He came to Roseville with his family ten years ago and resided at the family home until it was necessary for him to go south for his health, the mother remaining here. For many years prior to coming to Roseville, Mr. Young was an active mining man at Columbia, Tuolumne County. It was impossible for Robert Young to leave Roseville at the time of his father’s death because of the serious accident which befell his two-year-old daughter on Thursday when she got her arm caught in an electric washing machine wringer. It has not yet been determined by X-ray just how seriously her arm is crushed as it was necessary to abate the swelling and soreness first.