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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.

Ramsdell, Eugene F.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, July 4, 1949


Eugene F. Ramsdell, 68, of Old Station, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mae A. Yancey, in Oakland Thursday. His brother, William F. Ramsdell, also of Old Station, died only two weeks ago. Services will be held at McDonald's chapel at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. William Richmond officiating. Interment will follow in Redding cemetery.

Ramdsdell, a carpenter and shingler, was born in Lake county. In addition to Mrs. Yancey, he leaves another sister, Mrs. Ruth B. Pearce of San Jose

Transcribed by Robin Bills

[Note: The obit has his surname as "Ramsdell", but CADI has "Ransdell." Also, the obit indicates death date of 30 June 1949, while CADI indicates 28 June 1949.)

Rankin, Clarence William
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1946

Clarence William Rankin, 54, former operator of The Gables resort, died of a heart attack last night at Lakehead, where he was employed as a Southern Pacific truck driver.

A one time Marysville clothier, he came to Shasta county seven years ago. Surviving are his wife, Myrtle; a son, William of Yuba City; a brother, Ray, of Paradise; and three sisters, Mrs. Jennet Ruiz and Mrs. Mary Burst, both of Marysville; and Mrs. Margaret Graves of Yuba City. He was a member of the Marysville lodge of Elks. The body is at the Meininger funeral home.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Reed, Joel
Redding Record-Searchlight, May 28, 1992

Deaths – Joel Reed, 41, of Central Valley died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.

Red Bluff Daily News, 11 Apr 2005

Julie Ann Reed-Herrick "Tootsie", 35, died Thursday, April 7, 2005 at Mercy Hospital in Redding, CA. Born October 8, 1969 in Susanville, CA. to Lonny Redd and Carol Woodward. Julie was a homemaker.

Survivors include: daughters Courtney Rochelle Privette and Haylee Chantell Herrick, brother Brandon Reed, father Lonny Reed, mother and step-father Carol and Rollie Woodard.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 11:00am at Vina Community Church in Vina with Pastor Larry Peterson officiating. Memorial contrituions may be made to the Humane Society. Neptune Society is handling arrangements.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Rhoades, Cyris
Redding Searchlight, Sunday, May 18, 1930

Cyris Rhoades, 50, Round Mountain rancher, died last night at a local hospital after an illness of but three days from a ruptured appendix. Rhoades was born in Shasta county, February 27, 1880, and had resided here most of his life, engaging in farming and stock-raising. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Harriett Rhoades; his father, John R. Rhoades; three sons, ??cil Rhoades and Nelson Rhoades, both of Yuba City; Ad??on Rhoades of Redding; and three daughters, Mrs. Elva Stroup of Redding, Mrs. Madge Blake of Tracy and Mrs. Edna Summers of Cayton. There are also seven grandchildren.

Funeral services, which are in charge of the Home Undertaking Company, have not yet been com??ted. [About two words-worth is cut off the left side of the obituary, hence the ??s.].

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Rhoades, Daniel Lincoln
Courier Free Pres Redding, CA, Friday January 12, 1923

Barber passes in Cottonwood -- Daniel Lincoln Rhoades passed away suddenly Thursday morning at an early hour. He was a native of the state of Washington, aged 61 yrs. He had resided in Cottonwood for several years where he followed the occupation of barbering. He is survived by a son, William G. Rhoads, of Cottonwood. Owing to there being no physician in attendance, coroner John Larkin was called to investigate the case. The funeral will occur at Cottonwood Saturday under the direction of the Home Undertaking company of Redding

Transcribed by Janie Edwards

Rhoades, John A.
The Redding Searchlight, Thursday, Dec. 14, 1933

John A. Rhoades, resident of Shasta county almost continuously a half century, passed away Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Viola M. Snell, at Whitmore. Mr. Rhoades was born in Missouri, October 19, 1852 and came to California when a young man. He spent most of the last 50 years in Shasta county, making his home in recent years with Mrs. Snell.

He leaves two other daughters, Lydia Carpenter of Palo Cedro and Edna Grant of Round Mountain; a son, John C. Rhoades, and a brother, Vernile Rhoades of Manton. There also are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Whitmore cemetery at 2 o'clock this afternoon and interment will be made by the Home Undertaking Company

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Rich, Albert
The Saturday Sacramento Bee, Page 6, April 21, 1906

Albert Rich Dead
FRENCH GULCH (Shasta Co.) --
Albert RICH, a miner aged 40, and employed in the Gladstone, died here yesterday afternoon of tuberculosis. He is supposed to have a brother and sister living in Oregon. He was buried here this afternoon

Transcribed by Betty

Rickard, Cassie
The Sacramento Bee, August 3, 1913

Near Igo (Shasta Co.), August 1, 1913, Miss Cassie Rickard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Rickard, a native of California, aged 18 years.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Riley, Benjamin
Redding Record-Searchlight, Wednesday, March 25, 1953

Benjamin Harrison Riley, a resident of Project City for the past six years, died in a local hospital this morning after a long illness. Born at Vallejo April 26, 1891, he came to Project City from the Bay area in 1946 to go into business with his brother. They operated the Riley Brothers Trucking company at Project City. Before coming here, he was head mechanic for the Greyhound Bus company for twenty years.

He was a member of Friendship Lodge No. 210, F&AM at San Jose, and past patron of Calistoga Chapter No. 189 of Order of Eastern Star. He leaves his wife, Eunice L. Riley of Project City; a daughter, Daryle Sickafoose of Seaside; his brother, Edward H. Riley of Project City and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Pratt of Napa.

Funeral arrangements are being completed at Meininger-Dusel mortuary.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Robinson, Jacob
Shasta Courier, Saturday Morning, Nov. 13, 1858


On Saturday last Jacob Robinson, a packer, went to an Indian rancharie near Smith's Ranch, on the Sacramento about twenty miles above this place, and asked for an Indian to hunt an estrayed mule. The one whom he addressed said that the Indian that always hunted up the strayed mules had gone to Yreka. Robinson told him that he didn't believe it, for he had seen him a short time previous. A young Indian, who had formerly resided with D. D. Harrill, of this place, then, approaching Robinson, told him that he was a "Shacktaw" of that tribe, and that if he had anything more to say he had better say it to him; and then snubbed his (R's) nose with his quiver of arrows. R. immediately went back to Smith's ranch, and getting a Mr. McGowan and Wm. King to follow him, returned to the rancharie. When the latter two arrived, Robinson was already engaged in a fight with the Indians. Seeing that he was being overpowered, however, he took to the river, and while swimming across, received an arrow in his head, one in the shoulder and one in the thigh--all of which Dr. Henry Bates, of this place, extracted, and now his prospects for recovery are favorable.

McGowan snapped his gun at an Indian, and then, clubbing it, went into a hand-to-hand fight with a number of them. He received a severe cut in the head with an axe, and an arrow in the left ventricle of the heart, which resulted in his death on Monday.

Wm. King managed to escape to the hills unhurt. During the week the whites have secured about a dozen of the chief men of the tribe, and will hold them as hostages until the Indian boy (the same who lived with Mr. Harril) who shot McGowan is delivered into the hands of the officers of the law

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Rodgers, Antone
Redding Courier-Free Press, Tuesday, Feburary 14, 1922

Antone Rodgers, a pioneer settler of Trinity county, passed away at the temporary home of the family on Placer street in this city Monday night at the age of 82 years. Rodgers was born in the Azores and came to California in 1862 and settled in the vicinity of Indian Creek in Trinity county where he had resided practically ever since. The family moved to Redding last fall for the benefit of Rodgers' health.

The following sons and daughters survive: Mrs. Mamie Williams of Indian Creek, Mrs. Fannie McKnight of Eureka, Mrs. Margaret Trimble of Hayfork and George P. Rodgers who are living here. Frank Rodgers of Redding was a brother. Funeral services will be held at Weaverville.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Rogers, Jack Rogers
Record Searchlight, Sunday December 13, 1942

Fall from roof proved fatal to Jack Rogers An infection which set in after he fell off the roof of his home and injured his leg proved fatal to Jack Rogers 62 of Middle Creek. He died Saturday at the Shasta County hospital where he had been under treatment since Oct. Rogers fell while repairing the roof of his cabin some time ago. Later he was taken to the county hospital, but infection had set in. The body was removed to McDonald's Chapel pending funeral arrangements. Rogers had resided in this area for some time. He was a miner and a laborer .

Transcribed by Janie Edwards

Rogers, Martha Jane
Millville Tidings, Friday, November 1, 1918


Mrs. Martha Jane Rogers, for 34 years a resident of Shasta county, died in Oakland Friday evening, October 25, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Messenger Smith, with whom she had made her home for the past year. She was the mother of F. W. Rogers, a farmer of Palo Cedro, and the widow of L. A. Rogers, who opened the first store at that place years ago. Mrs. Rogers was born in Tennessee and was aged 89 years. A little over a year ago she fell accidentally and broke her hip, making her a permanent invalid.

The funeral was held in Millville Monday afternoon, funeral services being held at the grave. Rev. Wm. Pierce officiating, interment being made by the side of her departed husband in the Masonic cemetery.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Rose, Alfreda E.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Thursday, June 14, 1973

WEED--Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday for Mrs. Alfreda E. Rose, 90, in Grace Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Rose died in Mercy Hospital in Redding Tuesday. The Rev. Ronald Smith will officiate at the funeral services. Burial will be in Winema Cemetery. Upton's Weed Shastina Mortuary is making the funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Rose was born in Sweden June 14, 1882. She had lived in Weed 50 years. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and White Pine Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She leaves two grandchildren, one of whom is Mrs. Shirley Pearce of Yreka. The name and whereabouts of the other grandchild is unknown to the mortuary.

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Ross, Samuel J.
Redding Record Searchlight, August, 1969

Samuel J. Ross, 82, of MacArthur died Friday August 22, 1969 at the Beverly Manor Convalescent Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born in San Antonio, TX, September 20, 1886 and has resided in Shasta Co. 17 years. He leaves five sons, Quiller and Jess both of Redding, Sam of Oakland, Raymond and Paul, both of Kallip. MT; two daughters, Rachel Courtwright of Burney and Mary Moulton of San Jose; 25 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and one sister, Sara Vines of Artesia, NM.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Allens Funeral Chapel in Turlock. Burial will be in the Denair Cemetery.

Transcribed by Janie Edwards

Rupert, George Franklin
Redding Record-Searchlight, March 5, 1951

G.F. Rupert of Shingletown Dies

George Franklin Rupert, 69, who lived at Shingletown all his live, died in a local hospital Saturday. He was a carpenter.

Funeral services will be held at Meininger’s mortuary Tuesday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Harold Dorn officiating.  Interment will be in Redding cemetery.

Rupert leaves a sister, Mrs. Hattie Forrest of Shingletown;  three sons, Donald G and Robert of Medford, Ore., and Edgar L. of Susanville and a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Putman of Sacramento.

Russell, Lloyd Aaron
Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, June 7, 1976

Lloyd Aaron Russell of Anderson died at his home Saturday. His body will be sent to Conger-Morris Funeral Home in Medford, Ore., by McDonald's Chapel. Russell was born Jan. 28, 1928, in Washington, and had become a resident of Shasta County one month prior to his death. He was 48. He leaves his wife, Marjorie of Anderson

Transcribed by Robin Bills

Rutland, Alvin Blake Sr.
Redding Record-Searchlight, Monday, March 8, 1965

Alvin Blake Rutland Sr., owner of Al's Texaco Station, 2699 Market St., Redding, died Saturday. He was 50. Rutland was born Aug. 10, 1914, in Standing Rock, Ala. He had lived in Redding for the past 15 years. He died at his home. He leaves his widow, Winifred of Redding; a son, Alvin B. Jr. of Redding; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Mae Samuels of West Point, Ga.; and a brother, W. J. Rutland of Roanoke, Ala.

Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at McDonald's Redding Chapel with the Rev. Quincy Phipps officiating. Burial will be in Lawncrest Memorial Park.

Transcribed by Robin Bills


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