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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.

Cahow, Abijah
Red Bluff Daily News, Mar 17, 1904

Abijah Cahow, supervisor from the Fourth District of Shasta county, died Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at his home near Castle Crag. Death was directly due to dropsy, although indirectly to paralysis.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Calkins, William Albert
Redding Courier-Free Press, Sat., Jan. 20, 1934

William Albert Calkins, for many years a merchant and farmer of Shasta county, passed away yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. W. Brazelton, in a Redding hotel. While Mr. Calkins had been in poor health his death, coming at the age of 70 years, was unexpected.

Mr. Calkins was born in Tuolumne county, November 8, 1863. He ran a store at Ingot many years and also owned a farm at Bella Vista. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ida Calkins; the daughter, Mrs. Brazelton; a son, Ralph M. Calkins; a brother, James Frank Calkins of Round Mountain; a sister, Mrs. Clara Beam of Nyssa, Or., and six grandchildren.

Funeral services for W. A. Calkins, who passed on Friday, will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 in the chapel of the Home Undertaking company. Rev. H. A. Luckenbach of the Redding Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Halcomb cemetery at Montgomery Creek.
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Camenisch, Jacob
Redding Record-Searchlight, Friday, June 3, 1966

Jacob Camenisch, 76, of French Gulch died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Kenneth W. Schwartz, in Redding. Camenisch was born in Switzerland March 4, 1890. He died following a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are being made at Hesse's Funeral Chapel in Redding.

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Campbell, Abraham
Sacramento Daily Union, 28 June 1852

Died: On the 18th inst., at the Hydraulic Mills, on Spring Creek, Shasta county, of typhus fever, Abraham Campbell, of Bergen county, N.J.

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Campbell, Mary Alzina
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, March 15, 1945

Miss Mary Alzina Campbell, 69, died today at the home of her friend, Rosemary Wilcox, at Cottonwood. Miss Campbell is survived by four cousins, Mrs. John Powell of Orland, Mrs. George McCully of Sacramento, Byron Millsap of Newville, and Theodore Millsap of Newville. Miss Campbell resided in Newville, Glenn county, and was a member of the Elk Creek Rebekah lodge. Services will be held at the graveside in Parkville cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday under the auspices of the Elk Creek Rebekah Lodge.

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Cannon, Dolores Dovie
Redding Record-Searchlight, Wednesday Jan. 6, 1971

Dolores Dovie Cannon of Redding died Tuesday at Shasta Convalescent Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was 86. She was born July 18, 1884 in California and had resided in Shasta County since 1951. Mrs. Cannon was a member of the Senior Citizens Club. She leaves a stepdaughter, Mrs. Leola Eichsteadt of Portland, Ore. and several nieces and nephews.

Private family services were conducted Tuesday at McDonald's Redding Chapel by the Rev. George Lindsay. Cremation took place at the East Lawn Crematorium in Sacramento.

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Cannon, George E.
Sacramento Union, Mar. 12, 1916

In Redding (Shasta Co.), March 10, 1916, George E. Cannon of Buckeye, Shasta county, a native of Illinois, aged 54 years.

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Cantrell, Andrew Lee
Redding Record-Searchlight, Sat., March 5, 1955

Andrew Lee Cantrell, 75, retired logger and former U.S. forest service employee, was found dead yesterday in a woodshed at the family living quarters at Big Bend. Coroner E. Duge Stanford said death was the result of a heart attack. The body was discovered by a son, Leo, who went in search of his father when he returned home in the evening and found nobody around.

He was born in Oregon and had lived at Big Bend for the last 70 years. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maude Cantrell of Big Bend; 11 sons, Andrew, Donald, Marion, LeRoy, Leo, Henley, Orland and Johnnie, all of Big Bend, Harvey with the U.S. marines in Japan, Ray of Montgomery Creek and Ralph of Mt. Shasta; four daughters, Mrs. May Connley, Mrs. Marjorie Hood and Madeline of Big Bend and Mrs. Maisie Winters of Reddng; and numerous grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Halcomb cemetery in Montgomery Creek unde the direction of Meininger-Dusel mortuary

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Captain Dick, Indian Chief
Reading Independent, Monday, November 18, 1878


Captain Dick, Chief of the Fall River Indians, died, after a lingering illness, near Burgettville, Nov. 7, 1878, aged about 33 years. Captain Dick has been "Big Tyee" of the Fall River Indians for about 15 years, having been chosen to that office through the advice and influence of the late Dick Pugh. Captain Dick has ever been a warm friend to the whites, by profession at least, and it is hoped that when his successor is chosen, that no worse Indian may be selected.

The funeral was attended by about 300 Indians, and conformed in most reposects to the modes of civilized life. The body was handsomely dressed in a new suit of clothes, with kid gloves, white shirt, gold studs and collar button, and inclosed in a stylish covered and mounted coffin. At the request of many of the Indians the Rev. A.F. Hubbard conducted the burial services, during which the most quiet order prevailed, and while prayer was being offered at the grave, each individual Indian knelt on the ground, bowing the head on the hands in the most reverent manner, forming a scene on the banks of the crystal stream never before witnessed and long to be remembered by those who witnessed its solemn picturesqueness.

Dick's last advice to his subjects was that they must not kill any more Indian doctors, as it was wrong, and was not the custom of the whites, whose customs he wished them to adopt. Several Indians have been spoken of as Dick's successor, but no one has yet been chosen. It is hoped that they will choose no worse Indian than Captain Dick. Peace to his ashes.

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Carpenter, Frances Elizabeth McDowell
The Redding Searchlight, Thursday, Dec. 14, 1933

Mrs. Frances Elizabeth McDowell Carpenter, 94, eldest and last surviving child of General William McDowell and his wife, Frances Piles McDowell, who brought her to California 88 years ago, was buried Monday wearing her gray silk wedding dress that she had carefully preserved for more than two-thirds of a century.

Mrs. Carpenter died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James T. Summers, on Big Valley mountain, five miles west of Bieber. Born at Vicksburg, Miss., little Frances Elizabeth, at the age of four, accompanied her parents to Independence, Mo., then the frontier point of departure into the wild west. There General McDowell proceeded to organize a wagon train emigration expedition to California, with which young Frances made the long journey across mountains and plains and reached Sutter's Fort at Sacramento in November, 1845.

New Years Day, 1866, Mrs. Frances McDowell put on the gray silk wedding dress and was married to Lucius Charles Carpenter. This event took place at Washington, in Yolo county, just across the river from Sacramento, where General McDowell had taken up land and established his home. Mrs. Carpenter came with her husband to Muck valley in June, 1872. There they remained until the fall of 1873, when they moved into Bib valley and settled in what was then Siskiyou and is now Modoc county, thee miles north of where the Town of Lookout was founded in 1880.

Mrs. Carpenter is survived by two sons, Erva L. of Lookout and James A. of Berkeley. [Frances died December 9, 1933. She is buried in the Lookout Cemetery.]

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Carpenter, William Holliday
The Redding Searchlight, Sunday, July 19, 1931

-Wengler, July 18
--William Holliday Carpenter, 70, a resident of the Big Bend district 26 years, died last night at his home near here. He had been in failing health several months, but death came suddenly. Coroner A. F. Sousa Jr. was called to conduct an investigation as no physician had been in attendance.

Carpenter was born in Omaha, Neb., in April, 1861. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louisa Carpenter, and these sons and daughters: Claude Carpenter of Red Bluff, Fred Carpenter of Wengler, Elmer Carpenter of Woodlake, Mrs. Mary L. Washburn of Wengler and Mrs.
Pearl Lake of Dann. The funeral was held this afternoon in the Pine Grove cemetery at McArthur.

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Carr, Oscar
Redding Record-Searchlight, February 16, 1987

Deaths – Oscar Carr 75, of Redding died Saturday at his home. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.

Redding Record-Searchlight, February 17, 1987

Oscar Edward Carr, 75, of Redding died Saturday at his home. No services will be conducted.

Born May 22, 1911, in Kalamazoo, Mich., Mr. Carr moved to Shasta County in 1979 from San Bernardino. An Army vereran of World War II, he worked in security for Pinkerton’s in Needles. Arrangements are being handled by Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.

Caruthers, Herman
The Redding Searchlight, Tuesday, February 6, 1940


Herman Caruthers, 50 year old Compton man, passed on as the result of a heart attack early Sunday at a local auto camp. He had arrived here Friday with W. H. Ryman, a cripple, whose automobile Caruthers was driving for him. They had intended to continue northward this week. Ryman told coroner Roy S. Duggins, who investigated, that Caruthers had heart trouble for some time, and that he had last seen him alive at 3:00 a.m. At 6:50 a.m., Ryman found his friend had succumbed and called police.

Caruthers was born November 1, 1890. He is survived by three sons, Earl, Donald and Ernest Caruthers of Compton, a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Mason of Portland, Oregon and two brothers, Wallace and Oscar Caruthers of Palm Springs. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Home Undertaking Company Chapel, with Rev. Lyndall D. Logee officiating. Interment will be made in the Redding cemetery

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Case, Orville W. Sr.
Redding Record-Searchlight, February 14, 2003

Deaths – Former Shasta County resident Orville W. Case Sr., 97, of Arcadia died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia. Arrangements are pending at McDonald’s Chapel in Redding.
Redding Record-Searchlight, February 19, 2003

Arcadia – Services for former Shasta County resident Orville W. Case Sr., 97, of Arcadia will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday at McDonald’s Chapel in Redding. The Rev. John Krake will officiate. Burial will be at Anderson District Cemetery. Mr. Case died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, in Arcadia.

Born Oct. 12, 1905, in Telman City, Mo., he was a 40-year resident of Shasta County. He was a professional baseball player for various leagues for 25 years, a Senior Hall of Fame bowler and a member of the Grange and various coops.

Survivors include son Mike of Arcadia; daughter Barbara Kellogg of Arcadia; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Parkinson Institute, 1170 Morse Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94089. Arrangements are by McDonald’s Chapel in Redding.

Cathcart, William A.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, September 21, 1964

MOUNT SHASTA--William A. Cathcart, 79, a resident of Dunsmuir, died Friday in a Redding hospital.

Cathcart, who was born in Pennsylvania Oct. 22, 1884, was raised in the Fall River Valley. He was a resident of McCloud for 25 years and of Dunsmuir for 21 years. He was in the Army from 1905 to 1908. Cathcart leaves a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Berger of North Highland; two sisters, Ollie Cathcart of Mount Shasta and Mrs. Arie Bruce of McCloud; and a half-brother, Howard Wendt of Redding.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted today at 2 p.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in McArthur. The Rev. Earnest F. Quaintance will officiate. The funeral was under the direction of the Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel.

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Chase, Norman Walter
The Redding Record-Searchlight, Tuesday, April 18, 1966

Norman Walter Chase, 59, died at his Redding home this morning. A resident of Redding for 15 years, he was a power plant operator for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He was born in Oakland May 11, 1906. Chase leaves his widow, Mrs. Marie (Mary) Chase of Redding; a daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Landry of Redding; and two grandchildren.

A time for funeral services has not been set. Interment will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. McDonald's Redding Chapel is making funeral arrangements.

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Christopher, Mr.
Shasta Courier, May 15, 1858

Trinity Centre -- of paralysis, Mr. Christopher, formerly of New York; aged about 48 years.

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Clark, Martin Wayne
Redding Record-Searchlight, Friday, February 26, 1982

Martin Wayne Clark, 45, of Redding died Thursday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. No services will be held. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at McDonald's Redding Chapel. Born Oct. 15, 1936, in Klamath Falls, Ore., he was a 12-year resident of Shasta County and was a service manager for Taylor Motors in Redding for seven years.

Mr. Clark is suvived by wife Margaret; daughter Katherine Des Rochers of Vancouver, Wash.; mother Velma of Klamath Falls, Ore.; father Martin of Independence, Ore.; half sister Connie Wilslang of Monmouth, Ore.; half brother Charles of Beaverton, Ore.; and two grandchildren.

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Clawson, Mrs. Martha A.
Sacramento Daily Union, January 23, 1916

At Copper City (Shasta Co.), January 21, 1916, Mrs. Martha A. Clawson, wife of Henry A. Clawson, mother of Marion Bigelow of Coram, Shasta county, a native of Nebraska, aged 45 years.

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Clifton, James H.
Sacramento Union, April 22, 1916

In Redding (Shasta Co.), April 20, 1916, James H. Clifton of Seattle, Wash., father of Mrs. L.A. Ross of Seattle, a native of Maine aged 46 years.

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Clough, George Dewey
Redding Record-Searchlight, Wed., May 28, 1947

George Dewey Clough, 33, was killed instantly when his truck overturned at the foot of a downgrade 10-1/2 miles east of Millville on Highway 44 about 5:40 p.m. yesterday. Clough was found by two men pinned beneath the cab, his head and chest crushed. The highway patrol reported that the accident was probably caused by failure of the airbrakes. Both truck and trailer, which were traveling west, were loaded with lumber. Several hours of work were required to remove the body.

Clough was a native of Deer Park, Wash., and had resided in this vicinity for the last 10 years. He was in the lumber transportation business. He leaves his wife, Cathryn Clough of Redding; a daughter, Laurie Ann Clough; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Clough, and a sister, Mrs. Peggy Wagner, all of Monterey.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in McDonald's chapel with the Redding lodge of the Masons officiating. Burial will be in Redding cemetery.

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Coats, Mary
Redding Record-Searchlight, March 3, 1969

Mrs. Mary M. Coats died early Sunday in her Anderson home.  She had been ill for about a year, Shasta County Coroner Glen R. Linn said today. He said he has ordered an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Mrs. Coats was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Kansas. She leavers her husband, Ralph. Funeral arrangements are being made at Hesse’s Funeral Chapel.

Coats, Ralph G.
Redding Record-Searchlight, July 12, 1994

Deaths – Ralph Gerald Coats, 68, of Anderson died Saturday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding.

Redding Record-Searchlight, July 13, 1994
Services for Ralph Gerald Coats, 68, of Anderson will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Lawncrest Chapel in Redding. The Rev. Jim Logan of Valley Christian Center in Anderson will officiate. Burial will be at Lawncrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Coats died Saturday, July 9, 1994, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Born Jan. 30, 1926, in Joplin, Mo., he moved to Shasta County in 1952 from Joplin. He was a night watchman for Champion Lumber Co. for 22 years.

Survivors include wife Ruth; son Jesse of Los Molinos; step-daughter Mary Ann Dodge of Anderson; brothers Harold of Independence, Mo., Lennie of Joplin, John Curtis and Max Coats, both of Redding, James of Carl Junction, Mo. And Elmer Coats of Arcadia, Fla.; sisters Ruth Wooward of Ridgway, Pa., Delorous Adams of Kansas City, Mo., Alta Bearden of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dorothy Beem of Weed; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Coffey, Carl
Redding Record-Searchlight, June 2, 1976

Weaverville – Funeral services for Carl E. Coffey, who was killed in an automobile accident near here Sunday will be conducted by Pierce Mortuary in eureka Thursday.  The McDonald-Files Chapel in Weaverville was in charge of local arrangements.

Coffey was dead on arrival to Trinity General Hospital after the car he was a passenger in crashed 22 miles north of Weaverville on Highway 3. He was 19 and a Eureka resident.

Coi, Thos.
Shasta Courier, August 5, 1858

Townsend's Flat -- from the effects of a blow inflicted upon the head, Thos. Coi

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Conrad, Judy C.
Redding Record-Searchlight, September 8, 1993

Deaths – Judy C. Conrad, 40, of Anderson died Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Anderson.

Conrad, Judy Eizinger
Redding Record-Searchlight, September 1993

Anderson – Services for Judy Conrad, 40, of Anderson will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel. Ms. Conrad died Tuesday, August 7, 1993, at Mercy Medical Center in Redding after a short illness.

Born Oct. 17, 1952, in Berkeley, she moved to Shasta County in 1992 from Alameda. She was an executive secretary for Medicus of Alameda and a member of Home Church of Redding.

Survivors include son Joseph Markert of El Cerrito; daughter Ashley of Anderson; sister Jerilou Dunn of Anderson; and mother Lucille Lillefield of Anderson and father and stepmother Gerald and Lois Lillefield of Mount Shasta. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Conroy, Daniel
Daily Alta California, Thursday, 25 Jun 1863

Died – At Hersetown, Shasta county, June 19th, Daniel Conroy aged about 50years..

Cotton, Healy Cody
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 7, 1950

Healy Cotton of Project City Dies

Healy Cody Cotton, 60, operator of the Restwell motel in Project City, died at his home there this morning. He had lived in Project City for the past two years.  Cotton had lived in California for 20 years.

The body is at the Wayside chapel, where funeral arrangements are pending.  He leaves his wife, Nellie; three children, Fred of Grants Pass, Mrs. Joyce Maroney of Ebert Wyo., and Mrs. June Nelgreen of Portland.

Coughlin, Mary
Redding Record-Searchlight, July 13, 1927

Wife of City Trustee passes away after prolonged illness; funeral tomorrow

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Coughlin, wife of City Trustee J. Stephen Coughlin, who died at a local hospital yesterday morning at 9:30 o’clock, will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. There will be services in the Catholic church and interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. Coughlin had been in ill health for over a year and hopes of saving her life were abandoned sever weeks ago.  Her condition grew rapidly worse and on several occasions lately it was believed she would pass away.

Mrs. Coughlin was a native of Missouri, aged 53 years.  She came to California with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barnard Klukkert in 1881, and the family settled at Anderson. For a few years after marriage she and her husband lived near Anderson but of recent years had lived in Redding, where her husband was interested in the City Bakery with his brother-in-law, Ben Klukkert.

Surviving, besides the widow are the following: Stephen Coughlin, Richard  Coughlin, and Daniel Coughlin, sons; Miss Lillian Klukkert of San Fransisco and Mrs. Jennie Hess of Ashland, Oregon, sisters; John Klukkert of Anderson, Ben Klukkert of Redding, Garret Klukkert of Medford, Oregon, Harry Klukkert of Loyalton, Fritz Klukkert of Delhi, New York, brothers. Mrs. Teresa Croney, sister of Mr. Klukkert and Mrs. Coughlin’s sisters were at the bedside when death came.

Redding Record-Searchlight, July 14, 1927

The funeral of Mrs. J. Stephen Coughlin, who died in this city Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock will be held this morning at 10 o’clock.  Services will be held in the Catholic church and interment will be in the cemetery at Shasta, where Mrs. Coughlin’s parents and two brothers were buried.

Redding Record-Searchlight, July 15, 1927

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Coughlin, wife of City Trustee J. Stephen Coughlin was held yesterday morning at 10 o’clock, with solemn high mass at the Catholic church in this city and services at the graveside in the cemetery at the old town of Shasta.  There was a large attendance of friends and neighbors, many coming from far away points to pay their last respects.

Father Alphonsus T. Gavin was assisted in the ceremonies by Father Day of Red Bluff as decon, Father Thomas Hayes of Placerville, formerly of the Redding church as sub-deacon and Father Roach as master of ceremonies.

The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful.

Cox, Ethel B.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, July 11, 1960

Mrs. Ethel B. Cox, 68, died Saturday at her home in Burney. A resident of Burney six years, she was born Sept. 2, 1892, in Cripple Creek, Colo. She leaves her husband, Fred; two sons, Le Roy Winans and Raymond Winans, both of Chicago; three sisters and one brother of Rocky Ford, Colo.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. in McDonald's Burney chapel. The Rev. Roland Boswell will officiate. The body will be sent to Rocky Ford, Colo., for burial.

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Cox, Hermand H.
Redding Record-Searchlight, September 8, 1993

Deaths – Hermand H. Cox, 77, of Fall River Mills died Monday at Redding Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at McDonald’s Burney Chapel.

Redding Record-Searchlight, September 1993
McArthur – Graveside services for Hermond Howard Cox, 77, of Fall River Mills will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Pine Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Hendrix of Glenburn Community Church will officiate.

Mr. Cox died Monday, Sept. 6, 1993, at Redding Medical Center. Born Jan. 15, 1916, in Sentinel, Okla., he moved to Shasta County in 1976 from Marina. He was a contractor and real estate agent and a member of Marina Kiwanis Club, Monterey County Sheriff’s Posse and Monterey Horseman’s Association.

Survivors include wife Ruby; sons Gary of Fall River Mills and Gene of Marina; daughters Sharon Peterson of British Columbia, Janice Day of Pittville and donna Jacoby of Santa Cruz; sister Leora Whitney of Millville; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handle by McDonald’s Burney chapel.

Criss, Levi Harlan
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, August 20, 1970

Levi Harlan Criss of Shasta died Wednesday in Mercy Hospital. The 68-year-old man leaves his wife, Edith, also of Shasta. Funeral arrangements are being made by Hesse's Funeral Chapel.

Born Sept. 14, 1901 in Erickson, Neb., Criss was an Army veteran of World War II. Besides his widow, he leaves a son, Harlan Criss of Kearney, Neb.; a daughter, Delores West of Ravenna, Neb.; three sisters, Anna Belle Coston of Lakewood, Grace Wolfe of Kansas City, Mo., and Nora Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a brother, Carle L. Criss of Shasta.

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Crow, Cecil Monroe
Redding Record-Searchlight, Tuesday, April 8, 1980

Cecil Monroe Crow of Anderson died Saturday at Memorial Hospital in Redding. He was 75. No services will be held.

Born May 11, 1904, in Colorado, he came to Shasta County in August 1975 from San Francisco. He was a self-employed appliance repairman. He is survived by his wife, Mildred of Anderson; daughters, Mae Meredith of Sacramento, Melva Moran of Galt, Paula Crow of Berkeley and Patricia Crow of San Francisco; brother, William of Wenatchee, Wash.; sister, Cora Friedline of Moses Lake, Wash.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildrn. Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

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Cuff, Annie
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 7, 1950

Mrs. Cuff Succumbs

Mrs. Annie Cuff, formerly of Hayfork, died early this week at Grass Valley.  Services were held Thursday afternoon in Hayfork Community church with the Rev. Howard Gray officiating.

Cumiskey, Philip
The Redding Searchlight, Sat., Aug. 31, 1935

Newspaper Man Succumbs Suddenly At Home; Aged 56 years

(Special to the Searchlight)

FALL RIVER MILLS -- Philip Cumiskey, publisher of the Fall River Tidings, passed away suddenly at his home here this evening. He was 56 years of age. Mr. Comiskey apparently was in his usual health until a few minutes before he succumbed. His passing was believed due to a heart attack. Because of the suddenness of his passing it was necessary to call Roy S. Duggins. Decedent had lived in Shasta County more than 20 years. He published the Millville Tidings before coming to Fall River Mills to take over the local newspaper.

He is survived by his widow, a son, P. Allan Cumiskey; two daughters, Kathleen and Betty Cumiskey, students in the local schools; and three stepchildren, Mrs. Dean Lack, Mrs. R. A. Cockrell and Seldon Thompson, all of Redding. The Redding residents came here immediately after being notified of the death.

The body was taken to the McDonald & Scott mortuary in Redding, where funeral arrangements are pending.

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Cusick, Margaret
The Evening Sacramento Bee, Tuesday, June 12, 1906 (Page 6)

Funeral To-day of Mrs. Andy Cusick

REDDING -- The funeral of Mrs. Andy Cusick, of Middle Creek, whose death occurred Sunday in Red Bluff, as told in yesterday's Bee, was held here this morning from the Catholic Church.

Mrs. Cusick was a pioneer of the county, all of her life but the first eight years having been spent within its borders. For fourteen years she and her husband conducted the Tower House, between Shasta and French Gulch, a famous stopping place in the days of stage coaches. For the last nineteen years Mrs. Cusick was Postmaster at Middle Creek (Waugh), and resigned only a little over a month ago. No one could be found in the small settlement to take the position she had held so long, largely as a matter of public accommodation, and so the office was abolished.

Mrs. Cusick was survived by her husband and eight children, among whom are Mrs. Dom O'Gara, of Red Bluff, James Cusick, of Dunsmuir, and Mrs. Maggie Plummer, of Seattle.

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