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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.

Nation, Carl Alfred
Redding (Calif.) Record-Searchlight, Tuesday, April 25, 1972

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for Carl Alfred Nation, a retired bus driver for the city of Long Beach, who died Monday. He was 64 and had resided in Redding for one year. Nation was born Nov. 11, 1907 in Grinnell, Kan. He was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mary Nation, of Redding.

Services will be held at McDonald's Redding Chapel with the Rev. Leslie Hriczisce officiating. Cremation will be at East Lawn in Sacramento

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Neilan, Illinora M.
Redding Record-Searchlight, September 18, 1998

Redding – Illinora May Neilan, 84, of Redding died Monday, Sept. 14, 1996, at Shasta Convalescent Hospital in Redding. No services will be conducted.

Born Oct. 2, 1911, in Clovis, N.M., she moved to Shasta County in 1962 from Lemoore. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include sons William Wright of Rocklin, Raymond Wright of Carson and Michael (the rest of the obituary is missing…)

Nelson, James Eugene
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thurs., March 23, 1989

James Eugene Nelson, 68, of Anderson died Wednesday at Redding Medical Center. No services are planned.

Born Aug. 26, 1920, in Los Angeles, he moved to Shasta County 10 years ago from Harbor City. A refinery man for Standard Oil for 35 years, he was a World War II and Korean Navy veteran. He is survived by daughters Sandra Hanshaw of Central Valley and Susan Adams of Igo; sisters Norde Sundback of Morro Bay and Roberta Becker of Mission Viejo; and five grandchildren.

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

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Nelson, John Maganus
Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, July 11, 1960

WEED--John Maganus Nelson, 69, died Saturday in the Mt. Shasta community hospital. A resident of Siskiyou county 30 years, he was a retired carpenter from the McCloud River Lumber company. He was born in Norway April 24, 1891. He leaves a cousin, Maganus Mardshal of Weed; a cousin, Mrs. Anna Hinstein of Minnesota; and four brothers and three sisters of Norway.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Upton's mortuary. The Rev. M. Schubacker of the Dunsmuir Lutheran church will officiate. Burial will be in Winema cemetery.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Nelson, Mae Louise
Sacramento Bee, February 1, 1956

In Marysville, Yuba County, January 29, 1956. Mae Louise Nelson, wife of Edward of Sutter, Sutter County; a native of Redding, Shasta County, aged 53 years. Funeral services were eld today in Yuba City, Sutter County. Interment was in the Sutter County cemetery.

Transcribed by April Hennes

Newman, Clarence Henry
The Redding Morning Searchlight, Sunday, January 21, 1906


Clarence Henry Newman, son of Mrs. Kate Newman, died Friday night in this city at the home of his mother of California Street. He had been ill nine days from pneumonia. During the summer he had a long illness from typhoid fever, and had not fully regained his health and strength, when he went to work again, driving one of the Big Store delivery wagons. He was the only support of his mother, and his eagerness to resume his labors in her behalf was perhaps the indirect cause of his contracting pneumonia by being exposed to inclement weather when he was not in rugged health.

Clarence Newman was aged 18 years, 4 months and 19 days. He was born in Weaverville, but had lived in Redding for several years. He was a boy who was not afraid to work. He always had a job and always gave satisfaction to his employers. For several months he was messenger boy in the Western Union telegraph office and was the most obliging boy ever in the position. For a month or two he had charge of the carrier routes of The Searchlight. He was fond of railroad work and last spring he was employed in the roundhouse at Dunsmuir, but he preferred to be at home with his mother, and returned to Redding and commenced to work for the Big Store.

Newman was a fireman. He was a member of Liberty Hose Company No. 2. He was zealous in his service and in fact oftentimes had to be restrained from over-exertion or from being too willing to rush into danger. At the Chenowith-Moore-Kesler fire of last month he fought the flames like a Trojan, and it is thought that the drenching he got gave him the cold that laid him susceptible to the attack ot pneumonia that has cause his death. At the funeral Sunday the Redding firemen will attend in a body, for Clarence Newman is entitled to be buried with the honors due to a veteran.

The honest, industrious boy is mourned by his mother, Mrs. Kate Newman, and four sisters--Maud, Belle, Mattie and Gladys.r.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Newman, Michael R.
The Redding Searchlight, Sunday, August 16, 1914

Michael R. Newman Succumbs In Shasta After A Long Illness (Special to the Searchlight.)

SHASTA -- Michael R. Newman, pioneer of Shasta and Trinity counties passed away at 4:30 this morning. His illness was of long duration. For two years he had been in feeble health and at several times he was near death, but he always pulled through. Nr. Newman ate a hearty breakfast yesterday morning and then asked to be laid on the bed. His son, Louis H. Newman, assisted him to his couch.

"Who are you?" the father asked. "Why I am Louis," the son answered. "No, you are not Louis," answered the pioneer, who only a few minutes before had chatted cheerfully and familiarly across the breakfast table with his son. It was plain that the pioneer's mind had slipped away from him. He dropped into unconsciousness and so remained until he breathed his last this morning at break of day.

Michael R. Newman was born in Kentucky. He would have been eighty-two years of age in November next. He came to California in 1852, before he was of age, crossing the plains. Mr. Newman followed mining in the early days, dividing his residence between Shasta and Trinity counties, taking a turn once in a while at the goldfields in Siskiyou. In his old age he engaged in business, and for the last ten years he made his home in this old town.

The pioneer's wife passed away eleven years ago. The couple had eight children, four of whom are living: Louis H. Newman, Shasta; M. Reuben Newman, Sacramento; A. Jackson Newman, Susanville, and Mrs. W. E. Baker, Redding. Several grandchildren are left, among them being these: Miss Maud Newman, Miss Hattie Baker, Miss Ione Baker, Miss Ida Baker, all of Redding, and Sam Baker of Mammoth, Boon Baker of Nevada and Eugene Baker of Trinity.

Mr. Newman was a member of the Weaverville lodge of Odd Fellows. He was also a Mason and a Knight of Pythias. The Redding lodge of Odd Fellows will conduct the funeral, which will be held in Redding at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Interment by the Houston Undertaking company.

Transcribed by Robin Bills


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