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Below you will find a complilation of obituaries gathered from various newspapers throughout Shasta County and elsewhere in California. If YOU have an obituary for a Shasta County resident and would like to add to this collection or, better yet, if you want to volunteer to transcribe obituaries please contact the county coorinators.

Baker, Charles
The Evening Sacramento Bee, Tuesday, June 12, 1906 (Page 6)

Found Body Eight Days After Death

MANTON -- Charles Baker, who was found dead in his cabin in the woods last Friday, was aged 80 years. At the inquest held Saturday the physician to the Coroner stated that from appearances Baker had been dead eight of ten days when his body was discovered by the stockmen who accidentally sought shelter in the cabin from a passing storm.

Up to last October Baker owned a good ranch and several head of stock. Realizing that he had but a few years at best to live, he deeded his entire estate to Mrs. E.A. Stone, of Manton, who had cared for him in several spells of sickness. The only consideration mentioned in the deed was gratitude. Mrs. Stone, grateful for the substantial gift, paid all the expenses of the funeral, which was held here yesterday afternoon.

Transcribed by Betty

Baker, Everett Grant
Redding Searchlight, Sunday, May 18, 1930

Everett Grant Baker, 65, for 35 years a merchant in Anderson, died in the Sisters' Hospital in Red Bluff yesterday morning at 11:30 o'clock. He had been in the hospital one month. Baker was born in Iowa and came to California 35 years ago, settling in Anderson, where he had resided since. He owned and managed the E. G. Baker store during the entire period.

Baker was never married and the only surviving relative is G. G. Mitchell, a nephew, of Los Angeles, who has been in charge of the store at Anderson since Baker fell ill. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, in the Federated Church at Anderson with Rev. E. Moore officiating. Interment will be made in the Masonic cemetery at Anderson. McDonald & Scott of this city are in charge of arrangements.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Baker, John C.
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 8, 1913


John C. Baker, an inmate of the county hospital, dropped dead in the reading room of the institution at 6 o’clock Tuesday morning as a result of valvular trouble of the heart. The deceased was a native of Rhode Island, aged 68 years. One son, Isaac T. Baker, resides in Redding.

December 31 last, Tom Edgar, also a patient at the county hospital, dropped dead in the same room at the institution. His death was also due to heart trouble.

Banks, C. Fred
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, July 3, 1952

C. Fred Banks, 34, a resident of Cloverdale the past one and one-half years, died at his home yesterday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gale's mortuary, with the Rev. Francis R. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Cloverdale cemetery. He leaves his wife, Betty; a son, Dennis, and brother, Ernie, all of Cloverdale, and a sister and brother and his father and mother, all of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Barcelo, Millie Barcelo 1895 - 1985
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, Feb. 7, 1985

Services for Millie Barcelo, 89, of Redding will be conducted at noon Friday at McDonald's Redding Chapel.  The Rev. Roy A. Nelson will officiate. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the services Friday. Burial will be at Lawncrest Memorial Park in Redding. Mrs. Barcelo died Tuesday at Anderson Care Center in Anderson.

Born Nov. 24, 1895, in Lancaster, Wis., she moved to Redding in 1940. Mrs. Barcelo is survived by daughters Ada Pitzenberger of Oregon, Wis., Marcella Loveless and Lenise Taylor, both of Redding; son Lyle Munson of Redding; sister Dessa Bucher of Platteville, Wis.; brother Elmer Chase of Bloomington, Wis.; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Barnes, James
Redding Record-Searchlight, December 21, 1997

Deaths – James Barnes, 89, of Anderson died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Anderson’s Chapel in Anderson.

Redding Record-Searchlight, December 24, 1997
Anderson – Graveside services for James William Barnes, 89, of Anderson will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Anderson District Cemetery. Family members will officiate. Mr. Barnes died Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, at his residence.

Born April 2, 1908, in Pine Bluff, Ark., he moved to Shasta County in 1954 from Roswell, N.M. He was a millworker for various mills in the north state.

Survivors include sons J.W. of Redding and Jerry of Truckee; daughter Virginia Dwinell of Anderson; sisters Louise Adams of Oregon and Minnie Bartlett of rosewll, N.M.; nin grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Anderson’s Chapel in Anderson.

Barnes, Lavada
Redding Record-Searchlight, March 9, 1996

Anderson – Services for Lavada Barnes, 85, of Anderson will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Anderson’s Chapel. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service Friday at the chapel. Burial will be at Anderson District Cemetery.

Mrs. Barns died Tuesday, March 5, 1996, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding.

Born Feb. 7, 1911, in Perry County, Ark., she moved to Shasta County in 1954 from Dexter, Texas. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include husband James; sons Jerry of Truckee and J.W. of Redding; daughter Virginia Dwinell of Anderson; brother Roscoe Adams of Hazen, Ark; sister Juanita Adams of Odessa, Texas; nin grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Barry, Baby Girl
Shasta Courier, August 19, 1858

Shasta -- of infantile fever, the infant daughter of John Barry, of Cottonwood

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Barton, George C
Redding Record-Searchlight, July 14, 1927


Dunsmuir – George C. Barton, dispatcher for the Southern Pacific Company, died Sunday evening at his summer cottage in Shasta Retreat. County Coroner Kunz held an inquest Monday.

The deceased leaves a wife and son, Beverly, also two daughters by a former marriage, Frances Barton and Mrs. Orvel Alden Brown, both living in San Francisco.

Hew was a member of the Masonic lodge in Reno and Eastern Star in Dunsmuir.  The fneral will be held by the Masonic lodge today and the remains will be shipped to Penryn, his former home, for interment.

Bass, Infant daughter
Redding Independent, Thursday, January 15, 1880


In Millville Dec 1, 1879, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Bass, aged 6 days..

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Bassett, James H.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, March 15, 1945

Early last evening, James H. Bassett, who was to have observed his 75th birthday on March 18, sent the bullet of a .44 caliber gun through his head, and thus ended his fight against illness. He was found by his brother, Joseph C. Bassett, who was in another room of their home at the time of the shooting.

Originally from Paxton, Ill., Bassett has resided in Shasta county since 1935, and was living with his brother near the Yankee John mine, west of Redding. Burial services are to be held at 10 a.m. Friday at McDonald's chapel, with the Rev. Thomas L. Kilpatrick officiating. Interment will follow at Redding cemetery. Coroner Claude E. Whiteman said Bassett had been suffering from a cancer.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Battams, Thomas
Shasta Courier, Saturday., Nov. 30, 1883


The sombre plumes which announce the presence of Death have again waved before our eyes, and we are called on to say Thomas Battams has bid eternal adieu to the scenes he loved best and closed his eyes forever on all the treasures he cherished most on earth. He died in Buckeye, Nov. 24th, surrounded by his devoted wife, children and a number of mourning friends, and was buried at Redding the following day. "Tom" Battams, as we all familiarly called him, came to Shasta in 1852, and mined on Dog Bar alongside of H. H. Shuffleton and the late John Ellis for some time. Leaving there, he mined on the east side of the Sacramento for years past, of which time he was a partner of Supervisor Nichols.

He was married in 1868, by Judge Bush, to the then acknowledged belle of Shasta county, Lavina Whiting, and leaves her and two bright children to feel the protecting arm of her husband and father. Deceased was a native of England and aged 56 years. California's sun-light will never fall upon and gild with its golden rays a mound raised over a better heart than that under which Tom Battams lies asleep, awaiting the day when all shall come forth to be judged according to the deeds done in the body.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Bayliss, Abraham M.
DUNSMUIR NEWS, April 17, 1897

DELTA PIONEER PASSES AWAY -- Abraham M. Bayliss, pioneer of Delta, died at his home near that place April 11, 1897. Deceased was 67, and a native of Ohio. The Postoffice at Delta (Baylis,) was named in his honor.

Transcribed by D. Fraizer

Bell, Edmund
Weekly Shasta Courier, Sat., Dec. 14, 1889

Died, Sunday, Dec. 8th, 1889, Edmund Bell, aged 51 years--drowned in Cottonwood Creek.

Mr. Bell was a native of Cambria county, Penn., where he spent his boyhood. At the age of 16 he came to California; he remained in the State until the outbreak of the late war, and for a year after, his first year's service in the army having been passed at Fort Crook, in this county. He then went East as a member of the famous Battalion known as the California Hundreds. He served with that organization until the close of the war. He married Mary Adair, of Westmoreland county, Penn. After several years in Missouri, he moved to Colorado, and finally, two years since, returned to California, after an absence of twenty-five years. Mining, both placer and quartz, was his business during the greater portion of his life. A devoted husband, the kindest of fathers, a true friend, his memory will always remain dear to those who now mourn his loss.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Bell, Josephine
Sacramento Union, April 3, 1914

In Fairfield (Solano Co.), March 30, 1914, Mrs. Josephine Bell of Bella Vista, Shasta county, wife of James H. Bell, mother of Ralph Bell, Mrs. Gertrude A. Forrester and Mrs. George Sanfort, sister of Mrs. Anna M. Phillips, a native of Maine, aged 66 years.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Bell, Opal R.
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 29, 1996

Deaths – Opal B. Bell, 76, of Anderson died Sunday at Anderson Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Anderson’s Chapel in Anderson.

Beyer, Harold Jeremiah
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 3, 1950

Ex-Sailor Dies; Cause Mystery

Harold Jeremiah Beyer, 41, a Redding resident for the past two years, died shortly after arrival at the Mercy hospital yesterday. Coroner Claude E. Whitman said today that death was cause either by an overdose of sleeping pills or from fumes of monoxide gas.

Whiteman explained that a box of sleeping pills with only one tablet left was found beside him at his home. He was found lying beside a floor furnace. Whiteman said pathological tests would have to be made to determine the cause of death.

Beyer was a baggage man for the Greyhound bus depot. Before that he served in the navy for many years, retiring as a chief fire control man.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Anna Beyer of Redding, a son, Gerald, and a stepson John Lee, all of Redding; his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Harper of Lead,S.D. and a brother, George Beyer of Bell. Funeral arrangements are pending. The body is at the Johnston mortuary.

Redding Record-Searchlight, January 4, 1950

The body of Harold J Beyer, former Greyhound bus employee, will be shipped to Lead, S. D. for funeral services.  The body will lie in state from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Johnston mortuary.

Bickford, Laura Oldine
Redding Record Searchlight, Monday November 30, 1998

Services for Laura Oldine Bickford, 98, of Redding will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding. Visitation will be at the service. Burial will be at the Sunrise Memorial Cemetery in Vallejo. Mrs. Bickford died Thursday, Nov-29-1998 at Applewood Inn care center in Redding. Born Jul- 17-1900, in West Point, she moved to Shasta Co. in 1986 from Napa. She was a homemaker and a member of Redding Christian Church. Survivors include sons Robert of Shasta, Phillip of Pope Valley, John of Milpitas, and Donald of Meadow Vista; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Transcribed by Janie Edwards

Bicking-Brunine, Mrs. Salome
Shasta Courier, Saturday, August 15, 1896

Another Pioner Gone. We are again called upon to chronicle the death of another Shasta pioneer. Last Saturday evening Mrs. Slome Bruning, while conversing pleasently with a neighbor, was suddenly stricken with paralysis and fell to the ground in the yard at her residence on Main St., (Shasta City.) She was carried into the house where she lay speechless and seemingly unconcious, breathing heavily, until Tuesday morning when death came.Mrs. Bruning was a native of Alsace and aged 68 years, 2 months and 4 days. She came to New York when in her teens and was married to Jacob Bicking at Chicago. Her husband came to California and soon afterwards she joined him in Shasta, leaving New York by steamship, February 28, 1852, and coming by the Panama route to San Francisco.

Her first husband died a number of years ago and she afterwards married Henry Bruning who also died some years ago. She was the mother of eight children, seven by her first husband and one by the second. Of these two sons survive her, George J. Bicking and Edward Bruning. Mrs. Bruning was a woman of much force of character of generous disposition and many excellent quallites which secured for her a large circle of warm friends. her tastes were domestic, and the home circle and its wants, always received her careful and kindest attention and supervision.

The funeral which took place Tuesday evening, was largely atted and showed the respect and esteem in which the departed was held. The remains were laid to rest in the family plot in the pioneer cemetery, Judge Bush, of Redding, making feeling remarks appropriate to the sad occasion, C.H. Behrens reading the burial service. The surviving sons, bereft of an affectionate mother, have the sympathy of the community in the affliction that has taken from them the best friend they can ever know.

Contributed by Jeremy M. Tuggle

Bidwell, Amanda B.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1946

Services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Colusa for Mrs. Amanda B. Bidwell, 89, of Cassel, who died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles B. Silvey in Colusa. Mrs. Bidwell's parents came to California over the Oregon trail in 1847, and she was born in Polk Co., Ore. A Shasta county resident for 85 years, she came here in 1861 and married Christopher C. Bidwell in Millville May 1, 1878. Bidwell died in 1935.

Mrs. Bidwell had been spending the winters with her daughter in Colusa. Surviving also are four other children: Mrs. Edna Heryford of Hat Creek, Lola G. Bidwell and R. E. Bidwell of Cassell, and Mrs. Ethel M. Smyth of Santa Barbara. Following the services, the body will be taken to Marysville for cremation.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Bidwell, Christopher Columbus
The Searchlight, Redding, Shasta Co., Calif., Sunday, August 4, 1935

Christopher Columbus Bidwell, a native of Shasta county, a former county official and for half a century a resident of the Burney-Hat Creek section, passed on at his home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. He was 79 years of age. Mr. Bidwell was born at Horsetown, April 9, 1856. He spent his entire life in the county, with the exception of five years residence in San Joaquin county after he had moved to eastern Shasta in 1884. Mr. Bidwell served as county supervisor two terms and also was a former deputy county clerk under T. B. Smith and deputy sheriff under Thomas Greene. The later years of his life were spent in ranching.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Amanda Bidwell; four daughters, Mrs. Edna Heryford and Miss Lola Bidwell of Hat Creek; Mrs. Ethel Smythe of Santa Barbara, Mrs. Harry Sivley of Colusa; a son, Ralph Bidwell of Hat Creek; an 89 years old sister, Mrs. M. C. Green of Anderson; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He had been affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Redding lodge, 56 years, and that organization will conduct graveside rites in Burney cemetery Monday afternoon, following chapel services at the McDonald & Scott mortuary parlors at 1 o'clock.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Bidwell, John
Weekly Shasta Courier
Sat., August 7, 1886

Died--At Burney Valley, July 26th, John Bidwell, infant son of C. C. Bidwell, aged two and one-half months. The funeral took place in Millville on Tuesday.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Blackmon, Waldrop Pitts
Redding Record-Searchlight, Mon., April 13, 1942

BLACKMON'S BODY SENT TO ALABAMA - The body of Waldrop Pitts Blackmon, who was killed Friday in an accident at the Columbia Construction company gravel plant, was shipped today to Sylacauga, Ala., for funeral services and interment. Blackmon leaves his wife, Mrs. Verdie Mae Blackmon, and two children. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis B. Blackmon, live in Sylacauga.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Blaney, Janet L.
Redding Record Searchlight, May 12, 1999

Janet Lorraine Blaney, 63, of Redding died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at her residence. No services will be conducted. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento. Born July 7, 1935, in Sacramento, she moved to Shasta County in 1986 from Weaverville. She was an account clerk for Shasta and Trinity counties. Survivors include husband Bruce; sons Kenneth of Roseville, Robert of Oroville and Fredrick of Bangor; daughters Patti Funkhouser of Auburn and Laura Dietz of Corpus Christi, Texas; brother Robert Vollmer of Eureka; sister Nancy Cortopassi of Wilton; mother Beatrice Vollmer of Wilton; 13 grandgildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons Internation in Redding CA or the American Cancer Society in Redding CA. Arrangements are being handled by Lawncrest Funeral Chapel in Redding.

Transcribed by April Hennes

Blohm, Gertrude
Redding Free Press, October 16, 1889

GERTRUDE BLOHM PASSES AWAY -- The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. A. Blohm, both in Redding and Mott, will be saddened to learn of the death of their only daughter, Gertrude, age 12 years and 6 months. Some three weeks ago the deceased was taken to San Francisco in hopes that change of climate and best possible medical care would restore her health; but it was ordained otherwise, and the unfortunate parents are childless. Three little girls now lie side by side in Redding's cemetery. Three times have the parent's hearts been saddened and their heads bowed in grief.

Gertrude died on the 9th, inst., and the body arrived at Redding Monday, with funeral rites taking place that afternoon from the Presbyterian Church with Rev. J.J. Martin of the Methodist Church officiating. Many sympathizing friends witnessed the funeral services.

Transcribed by D. Fraizer

Blomberg, John Murray
Redding Record Searchlight, Wednesday October 23, 1974

Funeral Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the McDonald's Redding Chapel for John Murray Blomberg, 67, of Oak Run, who died Saturday in the Shasta General Hospital.

Born in Rockford, Ill., April 17, 1907, he had been a resident of Shasta County for four years, and was the owner-operator of the Albany Washette in Albany for 11 years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 616 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He leaves his wife Elizabeth of Oak Run; a son, John M. Jr. of Ventura; three brothers, Stanley of Fremont, Eugene of Hayward, and Milton; three sisters, Alberta Hoerr of El Cerrito, Lucille Fleming of Walton, N.Y., and Dorothy Randall of Westwood, N.J.

The Rev. Wayne Hennessey will officiate at the services with burial in the Redding Cemetery. At the request of the family, memorial contributions may be made to radio station KVIP in Redding or the Northern California Respiratory Disease Fund, P.O. Box 667, Redding.

Transcribed by Janie Edwards

Bosanko, Ella
Millville Tidings, Friday, November 8, 1918


Mrs. Ella Bosanko died at Ingot this morning from influenza. Mrs. Bosanko leaves a husband, Henry Bosanko, and two children, son and daughter.
Deceased was a sister of the Lack brothers, M. D., Mac., John, Charley, and George.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at this writing.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Bossyns, John
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 14, 1913

Found dead in bed in his cabin at Shasta after several days.
Lived in county 58 years and was a merchant at two old towns.

While making his rounds soliciting, John E. Baker, a Keswick merchant, discovered the dead body of John Bossyns in the latter’s cabin in Shasta. On account of deep snow and the storm no one had bee to the cabin in three or four days and Dr. S. T. White, who was called to the scene, believes the inmate had been dead that long.  Bossyns lay in his bed.

John Bossyns was born in Belgium in 1825, making him aged 88. He came from the old country to Middletown in this country in 1856, conducting a bakery there several years, then going to Muletown, where he ran a winder a few years.  The last twenty years he has made the town of Shasta his home.  On account of old age the Masonic fraternity has provided for Bossyns. A wife died many years ago.

An inquest is to be held in Redding today. The body was brought to the Redding undertaking company’s morgue yesterday.

Bowie, Joseph H.
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 7, 1913

Joseph H. Bowie of Sims Fame Succumbs at the County Hospital

Illness and exposure proved fatal yesterday afternoon to Joseph H. Bowie, who has been confined at the county hospital since he was brought here a few days ago, following his insane attempt to pull up railway tracks at Sims, which task he undertook while in a nearly nude condition. He is supposed to have a home and some money in a British Columbia bank. Inquiries are being made by wire.

Bowles, Columbus A.
The Redding Searchlight, Thursday, November 12, 1925

Old Resident of Kennett Died In Redding Wednesday Morning

Columbus A. Bowles passed away at 8:15 Wednesday morning in the family's apartment house, 202 Pine street, as the result of a third stroke of paralysis. The decedent was born in Missouri and was aged 76 years. He leaves the widow, Mrs. Catherine M. Bowles, and one son, Clay Bowles, a fireman on the Southern Pacific. He was step-father of J.C. Endicott, the butcher.

Columbus A. Bowles made his home in Kennett for thirty years, and was employed there most of the time by the Mammoth Copper Company. He and his wife moved to Redding a few months ago, when they bought the Pine Street apartment house from Milton Baragar. The funeral will be held in the Chapel of the Home Undertaking Company Friday afternoon.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Bowles, Mary Catherine
The Redding Searchlight, Tuesday, October 26, 1926

Mother Of Mrs. J.D. Endicott And J.W. Endicott Succumbs Following Operation

Mrs. Mary Catherine Bowles, who was brought to California from Minnesota by her parents in a covered wagon in 1851, died at St. Caroline Hospital at 9 o'clock last night following an operation. She had been ill two weeks. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made. Mrs. Bowles was the mother of J.D. Endicott, meat market proprietor of this city; E.W. Endicott, employee of the Associated Oil Company of Sacramento, J.W. Endicott of this city and Clay A. Bowles, Southern Pacific fireman of Dunsmuir. She leaves a brother, J.P. McNeil, in Miami, Arizona.

Mrs. Bowles was born in Minnesota in 1850 and came to this state with her parents when one year old. Her first husband was J.E. Endicott, who died in Red Bluff thirty-three years ago. She then married C.A. Bowles, who died in this city last Armistice Day. All of the sons are here except Clay Bowles, who is expected to arrive this morning. Arrangements will be completed for the funeral on his arrival. Burial will either be in this city or Red Bluff.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Boyd, Benjamin
The Courier-Free Press, June 1, 1934.

Benjamin Franklin Boyd was a native of Shasta County, born at Horsetown, situated in the Clear Creek territory in Shasta County, on February 27, 1862, parents unknown.* Boyd recieved his education at Horsetown. Then at a later age he moved to the settlement of Eagle Creek, which became Ono in 1883. At that town he ran a merchandise store. On March 6, 1891 he became the postmaster at Ono, this position he served honorably.

Becoming well established in Western Shasta, Boyd, was the regular nominee of the Peoples's Party for Clerk and Auditor of Shasta County, in October of 1898. In later years B.F. Boyd moved to Redding and operated a business in that city. Boyd was one of the most prominent and highly respected men of Western Shasta. He died in May of 1934 at the home of his brother, Charles Boyd, located on Willis Street in Redding. Benjamin was 72 years of age and was buried in the Ono Cemetery at Ono.

Contributed by Jeremy M. Tuggle

* Parents: William & Catherine (McGee) Boyd

Boyes, William
Redd Bluff Daily News, September 29, 1892

Wm. Boyes, aged 83 years, and a native of North Carolina, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. John Webb, in Millville on the 18th inst. Deceased came to California in 1840. He gave the town of Millville its name.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Brackett, Lottie M.
Sacramento Daily Union, 15 Aug  1871

In Shasta, August 9th, Lottie M. Brackett, aged 2 years, 3 months and 27 days.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Brancato, Maria Mabel
Redding Record-Searchlight, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1989

Maria Mabel Brancato, 89, of Central Valley died Sunday, Oct. 22, 1989, at Crestwood Convalescent Hospital in Redding. No services are planned.

Born Nov. 17, 1899, in La Junta, Colo., she moved to Shasta County in 1984 from Artesia. She was a cannery worker at Continental Can Co. in Los Angeles for 23 years. She is survived by son Vergil Zarlingo of Central Valley; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in ReddingCBrunjes, Emma
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, Feb. 11, 1971

Emma Brunjes died at Weed Convalescent Hospital Wednesday. She was 92. Miss Brunjes was born Oct. 17, 1878 in San Francisco. She lived three years in Dunsmuir. She was a member of the Christian Science Church. She leaves her nephew, Richard Brunjes of Dunsmuir.

Private services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Shasta Memorial Chapel. Elizabeth Smith is to be the reader. Remains are to be sent to Rose Hill Memorial Park, Whittier.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Brewen, Henry L.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, March 9, 1978

Funeral services for Henry L. Brewen of Redding will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at McDonald's Redding Chapel. Brewen died Wednesday at Crestwood Convalescent Hospital. Born March 13, 1888 in Knob Lick, Mo., he was 89. Brewen claimed a homestead in Wyoming in 1917 and moved to California in 1941. He worked in the lumber industry. Following retirement, he came to Redding, where he lived for the past 22 years.

He leaves his wife, Grace of Redding; three sons, Robert and Jack, both of Redding, and Wade of Susanville; a daughter, Maude Lee Ashmead of Escondido; a brother, Bill of Fredricktown, Mo.; and nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Entombment will be at Redding Cemetery Mausoleum. The Rev. Roy A. Nelson will officiate.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Briggs, Isaac
Shasta Courier, July 2, 1858

Shasta -- after an illness of one day of Intermittent Fever, Isaac, second son of Col. Isaac Briggs--aged 5 years and 12 days.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Brockman, Haley A.
Redding Record-Searchlight, September 1993

Haley Ann Brockman, daughter of Eric Brockman and Tonya Duncan of Lakehead, was stillborn on Saturday, Sept. 4, 1993 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Private services will be conducted and burial will be at sheep Ranch Cemetery in Calaveras County.

Other survivors include grandparents Kenneth and Vera Brockman of Redding, Julie Werner of Spokane, Wash., Steve and Joan Duncan of Murphy and Judy and Neal Connel of Lakehead; and great-grandparents Opal Asher of Round Mountain, Elfie Ping of Lakehead, Ivan and Gean Duncan of San Andreas and Thane and ArettaConnel of Lakehead.

Brose, Erwin F.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Saturday, September 2, 1972

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hesse's Funeral Chapel for Erwin F. Brose, 74, of Redding, a retired Shell Oil Co. employe. Brose died from natural causes Friday at Memorial Hospital in Redding. The Rev. Noble Streeter will officiate at the services. The remains will be cremated at the Sierra View Crematory in Marysville.

Brose was born in 1898 in Hartford, Wis. He was a veteran of World War I and had worked for the Shell Oil Co. for 30 years. He had lived in Shasta County for five years. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Michellene E. Brose of Redding

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Brown, George W.
Shasta Courier, July 30, 1858

Shasta -- after a few hours' illness, George Washington, infant son of A. B. Brown, Esq., aged 1 year and 20 days.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Brown, Pauline
Sacramento Daily Union, 20 Jul 1874

Grizzly Gulch, Shasta co., June 23 - Pauline Brown, 55 years.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Brown, Randall Edison
Redding Record Searchlight, June 5, 1958

Services for Randall E. Brown, former Fall River valley resident were conducted Monday at the Olson mortuary in Albany. Graveside services and interment were held Tuesday at the Fall River cemetery under the direction of the Ryan funeral home.

Brown died Friday in Richmond at the age of 72. He was born March 7, 1886, in Silverton Oregon. He moved to Fall River valley in 1914 and later moved to Richmond.

Brown leaves his wife, Alice, of Richmond; a son, James Kerns of Oakland; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Kasper of Oroville; a brother, Rev. D.L. Brown of Burner; serveral grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Local grandchildren include Mrs. Clyde Agee of Redding and Mrs. A.W. Hillis of Anderson.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Bryan, infant
Redd Bluff Daily News, September 29, 1892

The infant child of JM and Dolly Bryan died at Burney Valley on the 21st inst., aged 10 hours.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Buck, Dennis R
Redding Record-Searchlight, September 12, 1998

Deaths – Dennis Ray Buck, 44, of Redding died Friday at Redding Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding.

Buckley, Christopher
Redding Weekly Free Press, Saturday, February 7, 1891

Monday morning last, on North Cow Creek, Christopher Buckley died very suddenly. He was well on Saturday, but on Sunday was a little unwell and on his request the Chinese doctor was sent for and the Chinese doctor sent him some stuff which he took, but by the time it arrived Buckley was in convulsions and soon died. As the cause of death was unknown an inquest was held and the fact then came out that shortly before the man died he barked like a dog and snapped and panted and the froth ran from his mouth in streams. As the symptoms indicated hydrophobia the jury gave in a verdict to that effect. Mr. Buckley was a native of California, aged about 25 years, and leaves no family; he had resided in the county about three years, and is said to have been the nephew of Chris Buckley of San Francisco

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Buckley, Robert T.
Redd Bluff Daily News, September 29, 1892

Robert T. Buckley died here on Saturday evening of consumption. Mr. Buckley has long been a sufferer and was for many years a resident of Woodland. he was the owner of the Ridley ranch, near Cottonwood. Deceased was a native of Ohion, an honorable and popular man, and aged about 50 years. The remains were shipped from here to Knight's Landing for interment.

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Buckner, Ray Albert
Redding Record Searchlight, Monday, August 21, 1972

Yreka - Ray Albert Buckner, 67, a Yreka resident for the past two years, died Sunday Morning in the Siskyou General Hospital after a long illness. Born in Lark, Colo. On Dec. 5, 1904, he had spent 25 years in The Dalles, Ore., where he was employed by a school district. Prior to coming to Yreka, he had lived seven years at Clovis. He leaves his wife, Bertha, and a son Lloyd, both of Yreka; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Savage and Mrs. Obie Eddy both of Grand Junction, Colo.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.n. Wednesday in the Dirdner Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Jerrel Snyder of the Assembly of God Church in Yreka will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

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Burdick, Henretta
The Redding Searchlight, Saturday, Jan. 26, 1907

BABY TWIN IS DEAD -- Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burdick's baby girl died at 1:15 Friday afternoon. Whooping cough was the cause of death. The little one was a twin, a baby sister surviving. The two were born November 11th. The funeral will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon from the home of the parents on Market street. [Courthouse index indicates the child's name was Henretta Burdick.]

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Burdick, Mary Elizabeth
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, June 22, 1961

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Burdick, who died yesterday at her home, 1454 Court street, came to Redding from Missouri in a covered wagon in 1888. She was born in Missouri, Dec. 16, 1872. For 50 years she lived at the present site of the Bank of America. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Glen E. South, and Mrs. Hugh Brinkeroff, and a brother, Jim Edwards. She also leaves eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at McDonald's chapel. The Rev. Richard H. Walsh will officiate. Burial will be in Redding cemetery.

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