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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.

Maloney, John
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 7, 1913

Body of John Maloney is Gathered up in Bits from Frozen Ties
Exact Manner of Train Victim’s Death Will Not be Known

A human body, cut in several pieces with organs and various parts scattered along the railway track in pools of frozen blood, was the find Sunday morning of Lu Rell Woods, an employee of the Poodle Dog cigar store, who was walking up town from his home in the southern part of Redding.  The train butchery had evidently been done by one or perhaps both of the morning trains.

It was not until late in the day that the mangled corpse was recognized by a union card found when an examination was made of the man’s clothes in the morgue. The card gave the name of John Maloney, a member of a miner’s union in the state of Arizona. It was learned that a Maloney had worked not long ago at French Gulch and this is undoubtedly the same Maloney in the light of other identifying circumstances. The man was aged about 50, smooth shaved and of good appearance. It is said the train victim was seen in Redding at an early hour Sunday morning. Whether he was walking out of town or trying to steal a ride will perhaps never be known.

The body will remain at the Redding undertaking company’s mortuary until instructions are had from the Arizona union.

Miner Killed Sunday Morning was Known to Two Witnesses 15 Years

Redding Record-Searchlight, January 8, 1913

“Accidentally crushed to death by a Southern Pacific train” was the verdict Tuesday of a jury in the investigation held by Coroner Larkin on the severed body of John Maloney, who was found Sunday morning on the track in this city by Lu Rell Woods, who was the chief witness.

J.H. Sherman and Mike Maloney, miners, gave testimony that they knew the deceased 15 years and that the last time they saw him was January 4 in Redding. There is a father, Patrick Maloney, at Castle Island, Kerry county, Ireland, according to information received Tuesdayby the miners’ union of Globe, Ariz.  The remains were buried Tuesday afternoon by the Redding undertaking company.

These composed the jury: William Hill, Clay Webb, E. B. Bainbridge, J. H. Hunter, W. Henry, S. W. Rice, W. C. Welsh, R. E. Burk, W. F. Southern and L. Smith.

Manausa, Farran Arthur
Redding Record-Searchlight, Friday, July 13, 1962

Farran Arthur Manausa died at his Shasta home yesterday. He was 67. He was born in Utah on Nov. 23, 1894. [CADI gives birthdate as 23 Oct 1894.] [Manausa*] leaves his wife, Alma of Shasta; a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Groves of Los Angeles; two sons, Farran of Hayward and Raymond S. Jones of Salt Lake City, Utah; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral arrangements are being made at McDonald's Chapel.

*The obit says "Spencer", obviously an error, referring to a person in another obit on the same page

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Marron, Dortha
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 9, 1950

Mrs. Marron Dies

Mrs. Dortha Marron, 41, who lived in Redding about a year after coming here from Oregon, died yesterday at the county hospital.  Funeral services are pending at the Johnston mortuary.

Mrs. Marron, a practical nurse, is survived by her mother, Mrs. N.E. Chamberlin; a daughter, Mrs. C. L. Cook; and a sister, Mrs. C.D. Robertson, all of Redding.

Marshall, David
Sacramento Union, January 7, 1920

Near Cottonwood, Shasta county, January 4, 1920, David Marshall, a native of England, aged 77 years.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Marston, Martha Eugenia
Redding Record Searchlight, August 7, 1947

Services set for Red Bluff Resident. Final rights for Mrs. Martha Eugenia Marston will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. in McDonald's chapel. The Service will be conducted by the Christian Science Church. Burial will follow in Cottonwood cemetery.

Transcribed by Janie Edward

Martinez, Charles Oliver
Redding Record-Searchlight, Tuesday, April 8, 1980

Services for Charles Oliver Martinez of Redding will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lawncrest Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Wilford Presson will officiate. Burial will be at Lawncrest Memorial Park. Mr. Martinez died Sunday at Memorial Hospital in Redding. He was 76.

Born May 12, 1903, in French Gulch, he lived his whole life in the Shasta-Trinity area. He was a retired salesman.

Mr. Martinez was a past member of the Redding Elks. He is survived by a son, Charles Jr. of Redding; stepson, Gary Leon Jarvis of Redding; sister, Margaret Holmes of Redding; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Mason, William Henry
The Shasta Courier, Saturday Morning, March 20, 1852


On Tuesday morning the 16th inst., at Milk Ranch, Shasta county, of Panama fever, Mr. William Henry Mason, formerly of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; aged 28 years. Mr. Mason arrived sick on the steamer Golden Gate on her last trip up the coast, and had reached this county, when his spirit was summoned to take its everlasting flight to that undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller has ever returned. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellow.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Maxwell, Elizabeth
Redding Record-Searchlight, Saturday, Sept. 2, 1944

Mrs. Elizabeth Maxwell, 78, mother of Dr. E. M. Pike and William Howard Pike of Redding and Central Valley, died yesterday at St. Caroline Hospital, where she had been a patient more than three weeks.

She was a native of LaPorte, Plumas county, born Aug. 9, 1866. The past four years she had made her home with her sons here. She also leaves three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at McDonald's Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Thomas L. Kilpatrick will officiate, with interment in Redding cemetery

Transcribed by Robin Bills

May, Robert H.
Reading Independent, Thursday, February 26, 1880

At Buckeye, February 22, 1880, Robert H. May, a native of Missouri, aged 56 years. Mr. May was a pioneer and resided in Shasta county for a number of years where he was engaged in mining and farming. He was a good citizen, always attending to his own business. At his own request he was buried at Shasta. He summoned to his bedside a few days before his death, E. A. Reid and Jas. McCormick to whom he made known his wishes regarding his burial, and disposition of his property. After paying his debts he bequeathed the remainder to Shasta and Reading school districts, and named A. Grotfend, E. A. Reid and Jas. McCormick his executors, without bonds, to arrange and carry out his wishes

Transcribed by Robin Bills

McBride, Jesse F. McBride 1906 - 1973
Redding Record-Searchlight, Friday, Jan. 5, 1973

Graveside services for Jesse F. McBride, 66, of Anderson, were to be conducted at 3:30 p.m. today at Anderson District Cemetery. McBride, who was born Aug. 28, 1906, died Thursday in Mercy Hospital. He had been a millwright at Kimberly Clark for 20 years and a resident of Anderson for 23 years. McBride had lived in California for 60 years. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Blanche Chase, 88, of Anderson.

McDonald's Anderson Chapel is handling the arrangements and the Rev. James Logan was to officiate.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

McCabe, Thomas J.
Redding Record-Searchlight, July 17, 1923


WOODLAND, July 16 - Thomas Jefferson McCabe, 66, for thirty-five years a widely known rancher of Cottonwood, Shasta county, died in a hospital here yesterday as a result of a kick in the groin by a horse. he was a native of Indiana.

Surviving are the widow, six daughters and two sons and four brothers and one sister.

Thomas J. McCabe was a postmaster at Cottonwood for a good many years. He had a small farm north of Cottonwood and was one of the first in the district to get the full benefit of irrigation, McCabe was a highly respected citizen.

Transcribed by Christine Klukkert

McCarthy, Josephine K.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Sat., March 5, 1955

Mrs. Josephine K. McCarthy of Bully Hill, a housekeeper for a superintendent at the Bully Hill mine, died yesterday in her home after an 18-year residence in the area. She was 78 and a member of St. Joseph Catholic church. Born in Minnesota, Mrs. McCarthy moved to Bully Hill with her husband. She leaves a daughter, Miss Helen McCarthy of Redding.

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday in the St. Joseph church. Requiem mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Father John O'Connor. Interment will be in St. Joseph cemetery under the direction of McDonald's chapel.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

McCaulley, Marie M.
Record Searchlight, Thursday September 22, 1983

Tulare - Services for Marie M. McCaulley, 89 of Redding will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Hamilton-Peers Funeral Home here. Burial will be at Tulare District Cemetery. Mrs. McCaulley died Monday at her home.

She was born Dec.29, 1913 in Denton, TX. She moved to Shasta Co. in 1961 from Tulare. She was a homemaker. She is survived by daughter Shirley Craus of Redding; sons Kenneth of Redding and Gerald of Naches, WA; brother Joe J. Sullivan of Renton, WA; seven grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren. McDonald's Chapel in Redding is handling local arrangements.

Transcribed by Janie Edwards

McCormick, Bell
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 29, 1996

Belle McCormick, 80, of Redding died Friday, Jan. 20, 1996, at Crestwood Convalescent Hospital in Redding. No services will be conducted.

Born Feb. 8, 1915 in Freedom, Okla., she moved to Shasta County in 1946 from Oklahoma. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include son Stan McCormick of Santa Rosa; daughters Marlene Blaylock of Reno, Myrna Hook of Visalia and Marilyn Johnson of Cedarville; sisters Eve West of Redding and Hazle Paschall of Macalie; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American heart Association and American Chancer Society. Arrangements are being handled by McDonald’s Redding Chapel.

McCoy, G. W. C.
Redding Courier Free Press, January 28, 1911

G. W. C. McCoy came to Shasta county in 1852, died in hospital today. G. W. C. McCoy, pioneer miner who came to the state in 1850 and to Shasta Co. in 1852, died in the county hospital this morning at the great age of 86 years. McCoy was once before a patient in the county hospital. He was admitted in Oct. 1909, but left soon afterward to go to Sunshine, Col. The old miner returned here a month ago and was readmitted to the hospital on Jan. 24th, or only four days before he died.

The Pioneer was born in Jackson Co., TN. He requested that C. C. McCoy, El Paso, TX, be notified of his death. C. C. McCoy is probably a brother, and until he is heard from, the body will be held by the T. J. Houston Undertaking Company.

Transcribed by Janie Edwards

McCulley, William
Sacramento Daily Union, Nov. 26, 1855

In Shasta, Nov. 21st, William McCulley, aged 45 years, formerly from Ohio.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

McDonald, John
Shasta Courier, Saturday, Oct. 6, 1883

This morning, the news reaches us of the death of John McDonald, 23 years old, at the home of his parents, the old 4 mile house above Shasta, from a complication of diseases contracted in his occupation as a miner. He and his three remaining brothers were for years engaged in quartz mining in this county, and no more honest, industrious and worthy young men can be found anywhere. The sympathy of the whole community is with the bereaved in their sad affliction, especially with the respected aged parents, who gloried in the love and well merited success of their children.

Funeral Saturday, at 11 o'clock A.M

Transcribed by Robin Bills

McGrew, Thomas
Sacramento Daily Union, April 28, 1857

Deaths – In Shasta, April 19th, Thomas McGrew, of injuries received by a fall, aged 22 years, formerly from New York

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

McKee, Dewey A
Redding Record-Searchlight, February 16, 1987

Deaths – Dewey A. McKee, 71, of Weaverville died Saturday at Trinity General Hospital in Weaverville. Arrangements are pending at McDonald-Files Chapel in Weaverville

McKenzie, Earl Adelbert
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, Jan. 27, 1983

Services for Earl Adelbert McKenzie, 81, of Johnson Park will be held at graveside at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Burney District Cemetery. The Rev. L. Don Smith will officiate. Burial will follow cremation at Redding Crematory.

Mr. McKenzie died Wednesday at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills. He was born Sept. 12, 1901, in Sioux City, Iowa, and moved to Shasta County in 1942. He was a member of the Intermountain Senior Citizens and was retired as a roller for a steel manufacturing company. Mr. McKenzie is survived by wife Carolyn; daughters Beryl Peterson of Burney and Florence Faggella of Redding; sons Sydney Beard of Burney and John Beard of Olympia, Wash.; sister Louise Kessel of Sioux City; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mayers Memorial Hospital. Arrangements were made by McDonald's Burney Chapel.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

McMath, Philomene Demo
The Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, Dec. 2, 1963

Philomene Demo McMath, a resident of Redding for 20 years, died at a Redding hospital Saturday morning. She was born in Belcourt, N.D., Nov. 14, 1887. She was 78 years old. Mrs. McMath leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ida Bailey, Mrs. Mary Phineff, and Mrs. Lillie Williams, all of Redding; four sons, Steve Champagne of Okinawa, Joseph Demo of Renton, Wash., John Demo of Mount Shasta, and Henry Demo of Hanna, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Melton, Corabel A.
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 5, 1976

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at McDonald’s Redding chapel for Mrs. Corabel Alice Melton who died at her Bella Vista residence Sunday. She was 82. Burial will be in the Millville Cemetery. The Rev. David Sims will officiate.

A native of Round Mountain, she was born Sept. 9, 1893, and had lived in Shasta County all her life. She leaves two sons, Dennis and Preston of Round Mountain; a daughter, Mrs. Estelle Williams of Bella Vista; a brother, Roy Fite of Redding; a sister, Josephine Rodrigues of Sacramento; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Melville, John
The Shasta Courier, Saturday Morning, May 28, 1853


In this place, after a few days illness of Brain Fever, on the 21st inst., John Melville; aged 35. The deceased came from New York to this country in 1849. He leaves an aged mother and several other relatives on Staten Island.

It is with feelings of more than ordinary sorrow that we announce the sudden death of Mr. Melville. He had been residing and doing business in this place for the past two years, during which time he had ingratiated himself into the friendship of everyone that knew him. Indeed it may be said that he died without an enemy, while troops of friends mourn the seemingly untimely close of his mortal career. He was of the Roman Catholic persuasion and was interred with the burial ceremonies of that Church. Our citizens manifested their esteem for the deceased; by following in large numbers the corpse to its final resting place, Baxter & Co. and Hall & Crandall furnishing their coaches for the use of the females and children. At the grave, J.C. Hinkley, Esq. delivered a few very appropriate and feeling remarks, upon the sad event, when all that was left of the unselfish, good-hearted, generous Melville was placed beneath the sod, where it will remain until the sound of the trumpets on the day of final reckoning.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Menzel, William R
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 3, 1913


At a largely attended funeral body William R. Menzel, one of  northern California’s best pioneer and respected citizens was laid to rest under a canopy of flowers Wednesday afternoon in the Redding cemetery. From many parts of the county, as well as from the state, were friends to honor the departed.

The services, which were held under the auspices of the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs in their hall, were simple and impressive. The Rev. M.S. Riddle, pastor of the Presbyterian church, in a few well chosen words, paid a tribute to the virtues of the deceased, in which he told his hearers that nature, leaving aside the word of the Bible, proved that we would live again. He made reference to the grain of corn which died and sprang to life again. He said it was as natural to die as to live.

A quartetic consisting of Edwin Moore, M. Firth, Miss Eda Bush and Miss Gussie Jackson, rendered music appropriate at the hall and graveside. The pall bearers were Ed Dickenson, George Baker, Joseph LeFebvre, Zeno C. Chenoweth, J.T. Houston and J.H. Buick.

Several of the close business associates of Mr. Menzel were in attendance from a distance among whom were Alden Anderson of Sacramento, a director with the deceased in the Redding national bank, Frank Wilder of Ono, James Wilsey of Pacheco and George Baker of Redding, the last being ranching partners of the dead stockman.

There were approximately forty carriages and automobiles in the funeral cortege. Many as well walked to the cemetery.


We take this means of thanking the members of the Redding lodge of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, and the other kind friends, for their aid and sympathy during our recent bereavement in the loss of our husband and father, William R. Menzel.

Signed: Mrs. Rhoda Menzel and children

Mrs. Menzel Asks to Administer Estate
Seeks Special Letters on Business Property – No Will Left

Redding Record-Searchlight, January 4, 1913

Special letters of administration on the estate of William E. Menzel, the Shasta county merchant and capitalist, whose death occurred December 29, 1912, were applied for yesterday by the widow, Mrs. Rhoda B. Menzel, to cover the immediate necessities of conducting and discharging the business obligations of the deceased, particularly as regards the running of the meat market in this city. The petition states that the petitioner has no knowledge of the entire estate as no will was left. The special administration sought will cover personal, farm property and the market, estimated at a value of $20,000.

The heirs are Rhoda B. Menzel, the widow, aged 43, and these sons and daughters: William Menzel, aged 16; Edith Menzel, aged 18; Ruth Menzel, aged 13, and Lela Menzel, aged 10. George W. Bush is the attorney.

Messenger, Robert Manuel
Redding Record Searchlight, Wednesday October 23, 1974

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Hesse's Funeral Chapel for Robert Manuel Messenger, 91, of Saratoga, who died Monday in the Odd Fellows Home in Saratoga. Born in El Dorado, Mo. April 22, 1883, he was a retired postal employee of the U.S. Post Office in Redding, and was a member of the Shasta Rebekah Lodge No. 138 in Redding, and the Modern Woodsmen. He leaves no known relatives.

Mildred Vollmers will officiate at the services with burial in the Redding Cemetery.Members of the Odd Fellows Lodge will serve as casket bearers.

Transcribed by Janie Edwards

Meyer, Robert Edward Sr.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1980

Services for Robert Edward Meyer Sr. of Redding will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lawncrest Chapel.The Rev. Roger Young will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Lawncrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Meyer died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center. He was 61. Born Oct. 19, 1918, in Havana, Ill., he came to the Redding area in 1966 from southern California. He was a truck driver and a member of Teamsters Local 3. He is survived by his wife, Augusta of Redding; sons, Robert Jr. of Redding, Rayman of Burney and Melvin M. of Fort Richardson, Alaska; daughters, Beverly of Redding, Peggy G. Johnson of Chino, Birdie I. Brazil of Mountain Gate and Patricia Ann Dillon of Bellflower; brothers, Donald of Lakewood and Charlie of Long Beach; and 15 grandchildren

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Miles, William Price
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 12, 1913

Well Known Character Expired in This City Saturday Night of Old Age

William Price Miles, a county pioneer, died in a chair in Michaud’s Red Front saloon in Market street at 10 o’clock Saturday evening. The deceased was more familiarly known as “General” Miles on account of a relationship he claimed with the Civil war veteran, Adjutant General Miles.

Death came at the age of 79 years. Miles was a native of Lexington, Kentucky, coming to this county shortly after the Civil war. He lived for many years in the old town of Shasta, where he followed mining. He was one of the notable characters of this county. He was well education, claiming to be a graduate of Princeton college.

The cause of death there the infirmities of age, coupled with an attack of pneumonia. The body was taken in charge by the Redding undertaking company. Coroner Larkin will hold an inquest Sunday.

Miller, Basil Gilmer
Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, June 10, 1974

Basil Gilmer Miller, 76, of Redding, a retired machinist for the San Francisco Chronicle died Friday at Memorial Hospital in Redding after a short illness. He leaves his wife, Lydia Miller of Redding; and three daughters, Betty Contawe of San Francisco, Vivian Monsoor of Sacramento and Rose Johnson of Tulelake.

Born Oct. 12, 1897 in North Carolina, Miller had been a resident of Shasta County for 10 years. Miller's remains will be forwarded to the University of California Medical Center at San Francisco.

The McDonald's Redding Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Minnick, Regina A.
Redding Record-Searchlight, September 12, 1998

Deaths – Regina Ann Minnick, 83, of Redding died Friday at Redding Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.

Minton, Madia
Redding Record-Searchlight, Saturday, March 5, 1955

Mrs. Madia Minton, 76, a resident of Glenburn who had been in ill health for several months, died Thursday in a local hospital. She was born Nov. 19, 1878, in Virginia. She leaves her husband, Robert L. Minton, a daughter, Mrs. Cleo Shaw, and five grandchildren, all of Glenburn.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Pine Grove cemetery near McArthur with the Rev. Robert Hill officiating. Interment will be under the direction of the Ryan Funeral home at Bieber

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Mires, Charles
Weekly Shasta Courier, Saturday, June 19, 1886

At Old Diggings last Monday, Charles Mires, an old resident and "49" man, committed suicide by shooting himself through the back part of the head with a shot gun. He came down to the claim where Frank Yung was at work, and after making a few remarks about the ordinary affairs that would naturally be alluded to in miner's affairs, Mires quietly placed the shot gun which he held in his hand to his ear, and the gun, being sprung for fire, he pushed back the trigger with a stick and was a dead man in a minute. Charley had many friends in this town, and also in the county at large. Being well off in money affairs, and having good claims, and always having shown himself to be a man of good sense, his rash act astonished all his acquaintances. The only explanation that can be thought of, is that he has recently submitted to the manipulation of a wart on his nose, the "doctor" telling him that he had a serious outlook and dubious chance for a cure. Therefore it is supposed that Charley concluded to take the "cut-off." His remains were deposited in their last resting place in Shasta Wednesday last.

[Elsewhere on same page]

Frank Yung and friends from Old Diggings visited town Wednesday on the sad occasion of the death of Charles Mires, who intentionally killed himself last Monday.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Moore, Laura Eva
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, August 23, 1951


Mrs. Laura Eva Moore, 68, Gas Point, died yesterday at Enloe memorial hospital, Chico. Services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at McDonald's chapel. Burial will be in the family plot at Cottonwood cemetery. She had recently taught school at Gas Point, and previously during her 32 years as a teacher had also been at Cloverdale, Lone Tree and Antelope schools.

A resident of the state all her life, Mrs. Moore had lived in Shasta county since she was 10 years old. She was a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, Camelia parlor, Anderson, Mt. Lassen Grange, Cottonwood, and the Shasta County Historical society. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lois Oliff, El Cajon, and Mrs. Inez Ruddy, Chico; and two sons, Joe B. Moore, Cottonwood, and Harold F. Moore, Yuba City. She also leaves one nephew, Julius M. Martin, Red Bluff.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Moore, Rockey
Redding Record-Searchlight, January 6, 1950

Rocky Moore of Lewiston Passes

Rockey S. Moore, 74, a resident of Lewiston for the past 10 years, died yesterday at the Trinity county hospital, Weaverville, after a three-day illness.  He was born in England.

The body is at McDonald’s chapel here.  Funeral arrangements are pending.  He leaves a son, Emery O. Moore of Portland. He was a member of trinity lodge No. 228, Knights of Pythias, Weaverville.

Morton, Verna Fader
Redding Record-Searchlight, Saturday, Sept. 2, 1972

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lawncrest Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Verna Fader Morton, 69. Burial will be in the veterans plot of Lawncrest Memorial Park. Mrs. Morton was found fatally wounded by gunshots at her home in Redding Aug. 30. She died before she could be taken to Shasta County Emergency Care Center. Shasta County Coroner Joseph Kohn said the matter is still under investigation.

Mrs. Morton was born in South Dakota. She had lived in California 55 years and had lived in Shasta County for eight years. She was a retired Los Angeles schools art teacher and once owned a motel in Shingletown. She was also a veteran of the Womens' Army Corps, with World War II service. She leaves her husband, Frank Morton, of Redding

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Mountain, James R.
Redding Free Press, Saturday, February 7, 1893


James R. Mountain, a son of Mrs. M. K. Welsh, and half-brother to our school superintendent, left this vale of tears on Thursday, February 5th. Death was caused by consumption, and deceased was aged 37 years and four months. Mr. Mountain was born in Portland, Connecticut, and came to California when but two years of age, where he has since resided. He was raised and educated in Shasta county where he also learned the blacksmith trade. For quite a number of years he was a partner of George Lowdon, they being in business at the P. Glaszer stand, and also at Copper City. Repeated heavy colds developed into consumption about three years ago, since which time he traveled all over the State trying to find a healing climate, but without success. Death had marked him for his own. For several months he had been residing with his folks here, getting weaker and weaker until death came to his relief. Jim possessed a quiet, retiring disposition, and was well beloved by those who knew him best. His funeral took place yesterday afternoon, a large number of friends following his remains to the Catholic cemetery

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Muck, George
Dunsmuir News, April 16, 1898

GEORGE MUCK PASSES AWAY -- A. Levy of Dunsmuir received word Wednesday that George Muck, died at Shasta County Hospital Saturday last. Mr. Muck was thrown from a wagon about 2 weeks ago, with a leg being broken. He was brought to Dunsmuir for treatment, and later sent to Shasta County Hospital. Pneumonia set in which added to the severe shock of the injuries, proving too much for a constitution weakened by old age.

For a number of years Mr. Muck, 70, had resided near the Old Red Cross Sawmill up Lower Soda Creek. He was at one time a quite well off rancher, but died in poverty.

Transcribed by D. Frazier

Mulvaney, Joseph
Sacramento Daily Union, Nov. 26, 1855

In Cottonwood township, Shasta county, Nov. 20th, Joseph Mulvany, of lung fever, aged 35 years, formerly from Ohio.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Murphy, James Randolph
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, March 15, 1945

James Randolph Murphy, 77, native and resident of Shasta county, died this morning in his home at 2153 Sacramento street. Originally from the Bald Hills section of Shasta county, Murphy was one-time superintendent of the Redding mosquito abatement district, a post now held by his son, Orion W. Murphy. At the time of his death, Murphy was retired because of ill health.

He is survived by his wife, Lucy Murphy, two daughters, Mrs. J. P. Smith of Redding and Mrs. Wallace Thatcher of Paynes Creek, four sons, A. C. Murphy of Dunsmuir, O. W. Murphy of Redding, Pfc. E. V. (Spud) Murphy of the army air corps, now stationed in India; a brother, Charles Murphy of Ono; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His son, Pfc. "Spud" Murphy is a patient at De Witt general hospital, being treated for wounds received in Italy. Funeral arrangements will be announced by McDonald's Chapel.

Transcribed by Robin Bills


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