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An obituary is a news article that reports the recent death of a person, typically along with an account of the person's life and information about the upcoming funeral.In large cities and larger newspapers, obituaries are written only for people considered significant.In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death.

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Below you will find a complilation of obituaries gathered from various newspapers throughout California. (I started with the Corning Observer - December 1888.) If YOU have an obituary for a Tehama County resident and would like to add it to this collection, please contact me. View L ~ Z


ABRAHAM, Stephen
Red Bluff Daily News, 11 Feb 1910

Stephen Abraham, an inmate of the county hospital, died Wednesday evening at the age of 78 years, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery yesterday. The deceased was a native of Mexico.

ADAMS, Charlotte
Red Bluff Daily News, 19 Jun 1898

Charlotte Adams, mother of Frank Adams of Hooker creek section, died at her son's home two miles north of Hooker, on Saturday. She was a native of Ireland and 71 years old. The funeral is to take place on Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the Catholic Church in this city under the superintendence of undertaker Fickert.

ADAMS, Joseph
Red Bluff Daily News, 29 May 1908

Joseph Adams, an inmate of the county hospital, died yesterday morning.

ADAMS, Joseph V
Red Bluff News, 06 Aug 1915

Joseph Vincent Adams, aged 15 years died a short distance from Igo, Shasta county, Friday morning at 3 o'clock, following a brief illness from typhoid fever. The body was brought to Red Bluff yesterday by Arthur Fickert and Joe Richardson and was taken to Fickert's undertaking parlors. The funeral will be held at the Catholic Church today and interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery, at the side of his mother. The boy was a son of John Adams, a well known rancher living about four miles west of Cottonwood, and a brother of Miss Charlotte Adams, a graduate of the Red Bluff high school and well known in Red Bluff. He was camping out in the mountains twenty miles west of Igo, and six miles off the wagon road. He became ill about two weeks ago but was not considered serious until Wednesday. He was then carried out to the road and placed in an automobile. He became too ill to travel further before they reached Igo and he was placed in a farmhouse a short distance from the town where he died the following night.

Red Bluff Daily News, 13 Jan 1900
Died On the Road.

William H. Rice rode to town at a late hour on Thursday to procure a coffin for the body of T.H. Ambertrout, who died at J.A. Long's place, just this side of the Battle creek bridge, on the Manton road, that day. Mr. Ambertrout was on the way to Red Bluff to secure medical attention when he was taken ill, and on Wednesday Dr. Jos. Fife went to Long's to attend him. the Ambertrout family are in poor circumstances, and Mr. Rice had to assure the payment of the coffin, and the supervisors will be asked at the next meeting to take the obligations off Mr. Rice's hands.

Red Bluff Daily News, 09 January 1900

Mrs. Louisa Anderson, a native of Sweden and 76 years old, died in this city on Sunday. The funeral is to take place today (Tuesday) at 2 p.m., from the Baptist church.

AMES, Emma
Red Bluff Daily News, 09 Nov 1909
Remains Held in Oregon for Repairs of Tunnel.

The remains of Mrs. Emma Ames are expected in Red Bluff from Salem, Oregon, just as soon as shipment can be made by way of the wrecked tunnel No. 1, the express company refusing to undertake the deliver of the body here under the circumstances. Mrs. Ames was the daughter of LL Lewis residing west of Red Bluff and a sister of Mrs. Bill Eagen and Mrs. Joe Richardson.

ARCHIBALD, Zachariah
Red Bluff Daily News, 28 May 1895

The funeral of Zachiah Archibald took place from the Baptist church at 10 o'clock a.m. Monday and was quite well attended. The funeral ceremony was performed by Rev. W.J. Eyles. M.Ward, P.M. Cleghorn, S.D. Clark, A.B. Walker, E. Fish and Andrew Ryan were the pall bearers. The interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery.

ARNOLD, Carrie L.
Redding Daily News, 23 Apr 1957

Mrs. Carrie Louise Arnold, 94, long time resident of Red Bluff, died about11:30p.m. yesterday at the family home at 723 Lincoln street. Mrs. Arnold was born July 5, 1862 at Waupaca, Wisconsin, but the family moved soon afterward to Minnesota. Mrs. Arnold was a teacher in her young life. Mrs. Arnold and her husband, J.W. Arnold, came to Red Bluff in 1909 from Minnesota. The husband died in 1955. Survivors include on daughter, Mrs. Esther Ballard, a granddaughter, Mrs. Charles Krause and four great grandchildren, all of Red Bluff. Miss Blanche Clemens of this city is a niece. Funeral services, under direction of Hoyt's chapel, have been set for Wednesday at 2 pm., to be followed with interment in the family plot at Oak Hill. The Rev. Richard N. Warren, rector of St. Peters Episcopal church will officiate.

Red Bluff Daily News, 27 Sep 1918

G.R. Atchison was found dead in a cabin had had been occupying at Gerber Thursday afternoon, and had probably been dead but a few hours. Justice E.F. Lennon was called from Red Bluff and held an inquest. Death was due to natural causes. Atchison was well known in Red Bluff where he had resided for a number of years. He had lived in Gerber for about a year and was engaged doing chores about the home of J.W. Pettigrew. He was 64 years old and has a daughter, Mrs. Saunders, residing in Los Angeles, and a son in the army.

BAIRD, Isabella.
Red Bluff Sentinel, 15 May 1880

Early this morning preparations were in progress to convey the remains of Mrs. George Baird (Isabella) to their last resting place, and perform the last sad rites over the body. About fifty members of both lodges of the Good Templars met at their hall, formed into line, marched to the late residence of the deceased, and escorted the remains to the Presbyterian church, where the Rev. HA Mayhew discoursed an earnest prayer for the deceased, stating her life, wifehood and amiable qualities. The remains were then given in charge of the Good Templars, who reformed into line, the new lodge in the advance, while the pall bearers, Mr. C. Wolcott, of Reading lodge, and Messrs. A. Ryan, TR Ryan, WHB Dodson, CB Ashurst, and JQ Finch of Red Bluff lodge took their proper places on each side of the hearse, and the word being given the cortege moved slowly to Oak Hill cemetery. The burial was performed under the auspices of the Good Templars, who chanted the funeral hymns, followed by the burial prayer by the Chaplain of lodge No. 192, Rev. AH Mayher. The lodges reformed in line and took the homeward march. The funeral was a large one, there being twenty-two carriages in line. The lady was sincerely regarded as a good friend by all, and her untimely demise has brought out profuse tenders of regard. She was the last one whom one would suppose would be so taken off, and in her death we perceive a living specimen of the uncertanties of life. May she reach that bright golden home in the unknown world, where the soul rests in everylasting peace and joy.

BALIS, Marcella.
Red Bluff Sentinel, 17 Apr 1880

Last night the unwelcome news came to town that Mrs. A.D. Balis (Marcella) of Elder creek, was dead. This morning her husband (Abraham D.) arrived in town to make arrangements for the funeral rites. He is almost heart-broken over the demise of Mrs. Balis who was a dutiful and loving wife. At her bedside was, besides her family, which consists of three children, two boys aged respectively 18 and 10 years, and a daughter aged 12, G.W. Balis, brother of the husband, and an extensive farmer of this county, and A. Bullard, of Chico, son-in-law of G.W. Balis, who keenly felt the misfortune that had befallen them. The deceased experienced a calm and peaceful death, having been in feeble health. She lately had an attack of intermittent fever, which affected the brain and caused serious apoplexy, the ailment that caused her death. She was a native of Rochester, New York, aged 47 years, and has lived in this county eight years. She leaves a large number of friends to mourn her loss. Funeral services will be held at her late residence on Elder Creek tomorrow morning at nine o'clock, after which the funeral procession will form, and the remains conveyed to Oak Hill cemetery, the cortege arriving in town about noon.

BARRETT, Stacia L.
Red Bluff Daily News, 04 Apr 2005

On Monday, March 30th, Stacia Leann Barrett succumbed to injuries suffered in an automobile accident that occurred on March 21st in Hereford, Arizona. Stacia was born March 31, 1989 in Tehama County and moved to Arizona seven years ago. In Arizona her mother, Tressa, brother Justin and sister Brandie, survives her. In Corning survivors include grandparents Walt and Mary Barrett, her uncle Gary and cousins Harry, Christie and Brian Barrett. Her father Michael preceded her in death. A graveside service will be held at Sunset Hill Cemetery on April 11th at 2 pm, where her remains will be laid to rest with her father.

BEALL, David
Red Bluff Daily News, 13 Dec 1907

David Beall died December 3, 1907 at the home of his son, C.S. Bell of Red Bank, Tehama county at the rip old age of 79 years, 7 months, and 20 days. He had been a sufferer from paralysis for four years, the last year and a half being feeble. The last stroke brought him to his bed but ten days ago. David Beall was born in Old York, Clark County, Illinois, March 13th, 1826, and came to Red Bluff, Tehama county in November 1878, and has lived in this county ever since. He was married in 1849 to Miss Betsy Ann Handy who passed to the Great Beyone in 1873. To this union were born eleven children, seven of whom are living. The remains were laid to rest in the Lowrey cemetery December 5th, where the funeral services were conducted by the Rev. White, pastor of the Red Bank Presbyterian church, with a very large attendance of relatives and friends of [the] deceased.

BEEM, Lawrence
BEEM, Oscar

Corning Observer, 28 Feb 1903

Lawrence Beem, aged 11 years, and his cousin, Oscar Beem, aged 10 years, broke through the ice on the town reservoir in Dunsmuir on Saturday and drowned.

Corning Observer, 22 Dec 1888
Death of Mrs. L. P. Behrens

About two weeks ago Mrs. L. P. Behrens was taken sick with a bad cold and she gradually grew worse, the cold becoming complicated with lunch and heart troubles. Her condition was not, however, considered serious about a week ago. On Wednesday, dr. duncan held a consultation with Dr. West of Red Bluff, and her case was considered very serious. On Thursday, at 11:30 a.m., in great pain, with dropsy of the heart, the spirit passed to its maker. The funeral takes place today from the residence at 9:30 o'clock, and the service will be held at the M. E. Church at 10 o'clock.

Sacramento Daily Observer, 08 Jan 1867
Case of Drowning in Tehama

R.F. Bell, of this place, was drowned in the Sacramento river yesterday while attempting to cross with seven others in a small boat. They were but a short distance from shore, when the boat struck a snag, and the passengers becoming frightened, commenced jumping out and capsized the boat. All but Bell swam ashore, His body has not been recovered. Bell leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss. He was an old resident of Tehama county.

BLACK, Merritt H.
Red Bluff News, 10 Apr 1903
A Baby's Death

Merritt Hiram, the 13-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Lee Black, died at 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning at Elder creed from inflammation of the bowels. The death of their little one is a sad blow to the parents, and especially to the mother, who was still in mourning for the death of her father, the late Merritt Miller, who died only a short time ago. The funeral will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Lowrey, where the family resided before removing to Elder creek.

Red Bluff Daily News, 12 Apr 2005

Billy Dean Blankenship, 74, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2005 at his home in Corning. He was born on December 3, 1930 in Bunker Hill, Kansas and moved to Corning as a young boy. He attended and graduated from Corning Schools. Following graduation he attended college then worked in Dunsmuir, CA. for a short period of time before enlisting in the United States Marine Corp. where he obtained the rank of Sergeant. After his service in the Marine Corp. he worked at a box mill in Richfield prior to being employed by Safeway where he was employed for over twenty five years prior to his retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing with his family and friends. Following his retirement he traveled and spent his summers at the coast fishing with family and friends, sharing tales of the ones that got away. He is survived by his wife and companion Barbara J. Blankenship, sons and daughters William Dean and Carol Blankenship, Diana and Don McGee, Debra and Doug Rogers, Lisa and Ray Linnet, Trisha and Roy Sanders, Bonnie and Mark Condon, and Nanette and John Eller. He was blessed with twenty seven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 24 years, Barbara Jean Blankenship, twins Kathy and Mike, and his parents, Bill and Pearl Blankenship. Graveside services will be held at 2:00p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Corning. The family has requested that any donations be made to your individual charities. Hall Bros. Corning Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

BOHNHOF, Caroline
Red Bluff Daily News, 23 July 1909

In Memory of our Departed Neighbor, Caroline Bohnhof. Whereas, the messenger of Death came into our midst on the 20th of June, 1909, and moved from Mt. Lassen Circle, W.O.W., our dearly beloved neighbor and co-worker, Caroline Bohnhof, and, Whereas, her daily life was a shining example of courage showing others how to suffer and be strong; be it Resolved, that while we miss her and mour her loss in our Circle, we feel that she has been called to a higher service, and we would assure the bereaved one of our love and esteem for her, and we shall cherish her memory most tenderly. Resolved, that the heartfelt sympathy of this circle goes out to the sorrowing mother and other beloved ones and we can but direct them for comfort to 'Him whois the Ressurrection and the Life." signed: Helen Reardon, Elizabeth Ketchum, Ethel S. Gist.

BOHNHOF, Gustave
Red Bluff Daily News, 25 Dec 1918

The death of Gustave Bonhof, for years a well-known citizen of Red Bluff, occurred at an early hour Tuesday morning at the sister's Hospital, following an attack of influenza, which he contracted seven or eight days ago at the home of his sister, Mrs. CK Hook at 825 Johnson street. A few days later he was taken to the hospital where he could be given better treatment, but to no avail. Deceased was 42 years of age and single. Of late years he made his home at Placerville. He will be remembered by many readers of the News as being quite seriously injured in a hose race in this city in 1897, while a member of the local fire department, from the effects of which he is said never to have fully recovered. Besides his siter, he leaves a brother, Aug. F. Bohnhof of this city. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock thursday morning from Fickert's Undertaking Parlors.

Corning Observer, 21 Jan 1899

In Memorium – On the 17th of January, 1899, the Angel of Death took from our midst one well beloved by all who knew her. Miss Ida P. Boose, who has for fourteen years gladdened her parents' hearts and home. But our heavenly Father in his wisdom saw fit to call her hence. Her parents have our deepest sympathy in this, their hour of trial and desolation, for she was a dutiful daughter, her mother's friend and companion.

BOSCNKO, Adelaide
Red Bluff Daily News, 6 Apr 2005

Mrs. Adelaide Boscnko was buried by the side of her late husband, Capt. H. Boscnko, in Oak Hill cemetery on Monday afternoon. The remains arrived here at noon and were taken to the Catholic church, were services were held, after which a large procession followed the remains to the grave. Mrs. Boscnko was a very prominent woman of Cottonwood. She was the daughter of Mrs. Jacob Foster, who died a few months ago, and the sister of John H., Jos. A. and Charlie Foster and the mother of Mrs. F. Klemmer of Redding and Henry, Willie and Clifford Boscnko of Cottonwood. She was afflicted with a tumor on the face which worked into the brain and caused death, which occurred on Saturday last. Many of her neighbors from Cottonwood were present.

BOTKIN, Evelyn R.
Red Bluff Daily News, 23 Nov 1944

Evelyn Roselle Botkin, 61, for 60 years a resident of Red Bluff and Tehama County, died Thursday evening at the Tehama General Hospital. Born in Santa Ana, she had been il for the past several weeks. She is survived by a daughter Betty Witte of El Camino; a sister, Mrs. Lucille Griffin of Mt. Shasta, and one brother Jake Lindner of Mt. Shasta. The body was taken to the Hoyt Cole Chapel of the Flowers pending completion of funeral arrangements.

BOYD, Mark L
Corning Daily Observer, 16 Jun 1989

Mark Lewis Boyd, 74, resident of the Gerber area since 1933, died Thursday, June 15, at Chico Community Hospital. He was born May 3, 1919 in Denver, Colorado. Boyd was a rancher and a 52-year member of El Camino Grange. Survivors include his wife, Ida of Gerber; two sons, Ed Boyd of Gerber and Ron Reeder of Los Molinos; a sister, Beulah Galentine of Gerber and two grandsons. Graveside services for Boyd will be held Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Tehama Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Gilmore officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Red Bluff Garden Club, Penny Pines Plantation, care of Joie Raymond, 200 Kaer Ave., Red Bluff. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hall Brothers Mortuary.

BRAYNARD, Judge Charles P.
San Francisco Call, 24 Jun 1891
Judge Braynard's Obsequies - The Remains Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery with Episcopal Services

Red Bluff, June 23. - The remains of the late ex-Judge C.P. Braynard were laid away in Oak Hill Cemetery to-day. One of the largest funeral processions ever witnessed here followed the remains to the grave. the Episcopal burial service was read at the residence and grave, followed by a eulogy by Hon. Clay W. Taylor of Shasta. Major GG Kimball, General Charles Cadwalader, LHD Lange, RH Blossom, E Fish, Judge John F Eilison, GW Brown and JW Burgess officiated as pall-bearers.

Corning Observer, 21 Jan 1899
H. W. Brown Died

H. W. Brown, of the old pioneers of California, died at his home in Red Bluff last Friday. He was known by almost every body in the county, and had during his lifetime held many positions of trust. The remains of the deceased were interred in the cemetery near Red Bluff on Saturday, and the services were conducted under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge.

Red Bluff News, 22 Nov 1907

A.W. Buffum, residing in this city received a telegram yesterday stating that his brothr, M.P. Buffum whose home is in Anderson, had died at Round Mountain. Mr. Buffum was fifty-eight years old and leaves a family.

Red Bluff Daily News, 12 January 1900
A Sad Scene.

Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Waterhouse of Iowa Hill and Mrs. Lindley of Sacramento reached here on Thursday afternoon and were at once driven to the Episcopal church, where the funeral ceremonies of Mrs. Watrhouse's brother, C.F. Cadwalder, were about to commence. Mrs. Waterhouse gazed upon the face of her only brother, who died so suddenly, and was greatly afflicted, exiting the sympathy of those in the church. It was but a few weeks ago that she was here on a visit and saw her brother alive and in the best of spirits.

CHASE, Hiram B.
Red Bluff Daily News, 28 May 1895

Hiram B. Chase, an old and respected citizen of Tehama county, died on Sunday, May 25th, at the home of his son, Arthur E. Chase, on Brewery creek. He was a native of Illinois and had reached two more years than the allotted time of "three score years and ten." He was a veteran of the Mexican War and up to the time of his death drew a pension for his services in that war. The funeral took place at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon from his son's residence, the interment being made in Oak Hill cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.A. Bachelor of the M.E. Church, South. The pall bearers were: Platt Montgomery, Ira Durand, H.E. Momyer and J. Brown.

CHEATHAM, William D.
Red Bluff Daily News, 14 Mar 1900

The Willows Journal says that William Daniel Cheatham died at the home of S.R. Linebaugh, east of Willows, on Saturday last. Continuing it says "Deceased was born in Chesterfield county, Virginia, February 13, 1825. In 1870 with his family he moved to California, settling in Tehama county and residing there until two years ago, when he moved to Willows to spend his remaining years with his daughter, Mrs. Linebaugh. He also leaves a son, M.J. Cheatham, a well known school teacher of this county." If we mistake not the deceased resided in the vicinity of Henleyville, and was highly respected there.

CLARK, Adelia
Red Bluff Sentinal, 123 Nov 1878

Sorrowful Bereavement -- Death has entered the household of our much respected townsman, L.D. Clark, and borne away one othe choicest buds of the family tree - little Adella, aged three years and six months. Her disease was hydrocephalus - water on the brain - usually fatal to children of her tender age. The illness lasted but ten days, at the end of which time the physical constitution of the child yielded to the severity of the attack, and her pure spirit passed peacefully away, when the sun was sinking behind the western hills on Saturday evening last. The remains were followed to Oak Hill Cemetery by a numerous concourse of the friends of the family and sympathizing citizens. Six little girls acted as pall-bearers. Their names are Lydia Mayhew, Maggie Poor, Laura Cushing, Cora Brown, May Campbell and Jennie Hicks. Rev. H.A. Mayhew officiated at the ceremony over the remains with prayer. The earth closed over the casket containing their little treasure, now deserted by the immortal part, and the bereaved and sorrowing parents returned to their saddened home. We offer heartfelt sympathy to our brother and his family in their affliction.

Red Bluff News, 05 Nov 1909

R.M. Cohenour died at his home on Johnson street last night at 8:25 o'clock after an illness of but short duration. Although he had been slightly ailing for some time yet he was up and around on the streets. Last night he went to bed about u o'clock feeling slightly better than usual. Shortly afterward he was taken suddenly worse and at 8:25 passed away quietly and without suffering. He was one of the best known men in the community and highly respected. Mr. Cohenour was 69 years old and was born in Ohio on October 14th. From Ohio he moved to Illinois where he was united in marriage with Mary Devore forty-seven years ago. From Illinois they moved to Iowa, where they resided for a time, coming to California about fifteen years ago and settling in Tehama county. He had resided in Red Bluff about six years. Mr. Cohenour was an old soldier, having served with the 47th Illinois. He was a member of the Red Mens lodge and that order will have charge of his funeral. Deceased is survived by his wife and four children. The only daughter, Mrs. Ida Davis, resides at Lowrey, while the three sons, WA Cohenour, Henry and Frank Cohenour all live in Red Bluff.

COOPER, Charles M
Red Bluff Daily Evening Sentinal, 21 Feb 1914

Chas. M Cooper died at his home in this place, this morning at 7 oclock aged about 49 years. Mr. Cooper has been a sufferer from paralysis for some time, but served as conductor for several years, making his last run on the Shasta Limited between Red Bluff and Ashland. He has been bedfast for some time. He leaves a wife, who was formerly Miss Maggie Bonhoff, and three children, who have the sympathy of the community in their deep affliction. The funeral will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, February 20th, from the residence.

Red Bluff Daily News, 17 May 1892

E. Beryl Cornell, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Cornell, aged 2 years 8 months and 10 days, died Sunday morning and was buried Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

CRANDALL, Christiana
Red Bluff Daily News, 13 March 1900

Mrs. Christiana Crandall, a pioneer of this city, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.W. Barnard, on Sunday morning just at daybreak. She has been an invalid for some years, suffering from catarrh of an aggravated form. The funeral takes place today (Tuesday) at 10:30 o'clock from her daughter's residence at the corner of Jefferson and Walnut streets. Mrs. Crandall was the wife of C.G. Crandall, and the mother of six children, three of whom, C.L. Crandall, of Etna and W.D. Crandall and the daughter above referred to, are till living, as well as the husband. She was born near Gutenberg, Sweden, on July 4, 1861, and was the sister of Andrew and Henry Johnson, old-time citizens of this county who have passed on to the great majority. She came to Red Bluff in 1861, and a few years later was married to C.G. Crandall, to whom she was a faithful wife until death claimed her. In her young days she was a beautiful girl, and at the time of her marriage her husband owned a large portion of Red Bluff and the couple were conspicuous in the affairs of this town. She was a gentle, pleasant woman, with a good word for all, and although has kept close to the confines of her home for years, her death induced many of the old timers, men and women, to pay their respect to her memory. She was a good Christian woman and as such she will be buried today.

CREE, George
Red Bluff News, 03 Nov 1905

George Cree, an old and respected resident of the Bend, died Tuesday at his home after an illness of several weeks from a complication of diseases. He was a widower and was living alone; when he was taken sick, neighbors proffered their services to minister to his wants but he refused all offers of assistance, preferring to take care of himself in his extremity rather than have strangers aid him. Undertaker Fickert brought the body to this city at noon Tuesday and at once telegraphed to a son who is said to reside in San Francisco but up to Wednesday night no reply has been received from him. Another son lives in Seattle and a married daughter resides in Idaho. No arrangements have been made for the funeral. Mr. Cree had a nice orchard and was generally considered in comfortable circumstances.

San Francisco Call, 26 July 1858

On Antelope Creek, Tehama county, July 13th, Albert Crosling, formerly of Missouri.

Sacramento Daily Union, 17 Apr 1857

Wedding and Death -- On the 30th of February last, Robert H. Culbertson a highly esteemed citizen of Tehama county, who has resided upon the same farm since 1851, was married, and on the 19th of March he died. Under the same heading are announced his marriage and his death.

CULLEN, Charles
Red Bluff Sentinel, 13 Aug 1870

At county Hospital, August 10, 1870, Charles Cullen, aged about 40 years..

DAVIS, James A.
Red Bluff Daily News, 14 Aug 1894

The funeral of James A. Davis took place Saturday forenoon, the remains being placed in the lot where lie the remains of Walter Reppart and James Copeland in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Redding Daily News, 19 Apr 1957

Mrs. Lena Dayton, 80, long time resident of the Los Molinos area, died yesterday at a local hospital. She had been a patient in the hospital for about two weeks but had been in failing health for a long period. Mrs. Dayton was born June 29, 1876 in Ohio. She and her husband, John H. Dayton, who passed away a year ago, made their home on a ranch on 99-E near Los Molinos. Surviving relatives are a son, Irving Dayton, of Los Molinos, a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Alford, Red Bluff; a brother, George Rhein of Sandusky, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jack Alford and Mrs. Jack Owens, Red Bluff and four great grandchildren. Final rites are set for Monday at 10 a.m., at Hoyt's chapel. Burial will be made at the Los Molinos cemetery beside the husband of the deceased.

Red Bluff Daily News, 20 Jan 1900

On Thursday a few minutes before 1 o'clock in the afternoon Sarah V. Doolittle died just on the outside of town, at the Madison place, a half mile or so west of the Lincoln street school house. She has been ailing for some time with heart disease, and this took her off. She was 52 years old, and the wife of A.S. Doolittle. She has resided in this county a number of years, the greatest part of the time in the Paskenta section, where some of her grown children are still living. The funeral is to take place from the brick building at the southwest corner of Walnut and Jackson streets, where the Seventh Adventist church is holding services, at 2 o'clock this (Saturday) afternoon.

Corning Observer, 25 June 1889

Tuesday evening the 5-year old son of A. Dougherty, living eight miles southeast, was playing about the ranch blacksmith shop. The wood frame of a water tank fell and struck him on the back part of the head, crushing the skull, causing almost instant death. A worker heard his cries and rushed to him but he was past assistance. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon.

DOWLING, William H.

Red Bluff Daily News, 22 Jul 1892

The funeral of W.H. Dowling took place Thursday (7/21) morning under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. Rev. EH Jenks preached an eloquent sermon over the dead body. The remains were followed to Oak Hill Cemetery by a large number of friends, where all that was mortal of a just and good man was consigned to Mother Earth. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

DRANE, Robert L.
Red Bluff Daily News, 09 Oct 1892

The funeral of RL Drane, who was killed by the train Friday, took place from Fickert's Undertaking rooms Saturday afternoon. The services were conducted by Mansfield Post, G.A.R., of which order deceased was a worthy member. The coffin was draped with the American flag and ornamented with flowers. Six Grand Army men acted as pall bearers and the remains were followed to Oak Hill Cemetery by a large number of relatives and friends of deceased.

Red Bluff Daily News, 24 Oct 1916

The funeral of the late Fred I Teaton, who died last Saturday at his home in the Sunnyside station was held yesterday afternoon at Lowrey. The funeral cortege left Red Bluff at 10 o'clock, followed by a large number of sorrowing friends and arrived at the cemetery at Lowrey at about 1 o'clock. The services at the home and at the grave were conducted by the Rev. M.H. Cantrell of the Christian Church. Many beautiful floral offerings were sent by the many friends of the family. The following friends acted as the pall-bearers: M. Udall, B. McDonald, Melvin thomas, Arthur Wilcox, Will DeHaven and Art Henderson.

EATON, Hallie
Red Bluff Daily News, 11 Oct 1908

Hallie Eaton, the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eaton who reside on Red Bank in the Lowrey country, died yesterday morning about 1 o'clock of scarlet fever. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at three o'clock, interment being made in the Lowrey cemetery. The other children of Mr. Eaton who have been afflicted with the fever are reported to be improving and out of danger.

EBY, Jackson
Sacramento Daily Union, 14 Jul 1896

Jackson Eby of Red Bluff died yesterday in this city, where he has been for a long time lying ill. Mr. Eby was the father of TL Eby, who has for some years been in the controller's office, and who was also Private Secretary to Governor Markham.

EBY, Thomas M
Red Bluff Daily News, 24 Apr 1919

Thomas M. Eby died at his home in Sacramento Wednesday evening at the age of 55 years. Mr. Eby was a Tehama county man having been born and raised in this county. He was the son of Jackson Eby, who for many years was county assessor of Tehama county, himself being a deputy under his father. Later he was deputy county clerk for several years. About twenty-five years ago Mr. Eby went to Sacramento as a deputy controller. For the past twenty years he has been clerk of the State Board of Equalization, a position he held at the time of his death. Mr. Eby was considered to be probably the best posted man in the state on taxation. He is survived by his wife and one son, who is now with the American Expeditionary Force in France. His mother is also living, together with one brother and four sisters, among the latter being Mrs. Manus Johnson, of this county. Mr, Eby is a member of the Red Bluff ledge of Odd Fellows. The funeral will be held at the home in Sacramento Friday at 3:30.

EDWARDS, William
Red Bluff Daily News, 04 Oct 1892

The funeral of the late William Edwards took place from the Pavilion Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The choir composed of Mrs. JF Fisher, Mrs. Geo. Garrett and WL Bransford, with Mrs. Laura McIntosh as organist rendered appropriate music and Rev. EH Jenks preached a grand funeral sermon. A large crowd of friend of the deceased were in the pavilion and a long line of carriages followed the remains to oak Hill Cemetery where was consigned to Mother Earth all that remained of an hones, noble man. The funeral procession was one of the longest seen in Red Bluff for several years, showing that deceased was held in high esteem by all who knew him.

Corning Observer, 12 Jan 1895

Mrs. Millie Ehorn died in Red Bluff on Saturday, of peritonitis, resulting from a premature birth. On Monday, the deceased was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery under the auspices of Helenda Rebecka.

Corning Observer, 01 Feb 1903

Daniel Boone Epperson, aged 81 years, and a resident of Red bluff for the past 45 years, died on Wednesday evening after a short illness.

ERVIN, James L.
Corning Observer, 21 Feb 1903

Died - at the home of his parents near Orland, on Saturday, February 15th, James Leroy, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Ervin, aged 5 years. The cause of death was diphtheria. The sympathy of friends and neighbors is extended to the child's parents in their sad bereavement.

Sacramento Daily Union, 10 Mar 1873

Died - Red Bluff, March 2 - Mrs. Visenta Escamilla, 50 years.

EUSTICE, Aurelia
Red Bluff Daily News, 19 Oct 1894

The funeral of Mrs. Aurelia Eustice, took place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the Catholic church, Rev. Father McGrath officiating. During her sickness she was visited by the Sisters of Mercy, and knowing that the end was near she sent for Father McGrath to administer the sacrament of the church in which she was a believer. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery.

FELTS, Walter W.
Red Bluff Daily News, 18 Jan 1921

Walter W. Felts died in Sacramento yesterday afternoon following a lingering illness. Deceased was 72 years one month and ten days of age when he passed away. He had made his home in northern California for a number of years. Mr. Felts in the prime of his life followed the newspaper business and in late years has continued his work in the way of special writing. He made his home in Red Bluff the past several months coming here from Willows. He is survived by two sons, Homer W. of Porterville and Elbert D. Felts and a daughter Mrs. Fannie Hall of Red Bluff. The funeral will be held in Sacramento tomorrow afternoon.

FORWARD, Mary Louisa (GREER)
Redding Searchlight, Tues. July 17, 1923


Manton, July 16 - Mrs. Forward, venerable mother of the Forward brothers of this region, died yesterday afternoon at the age of four score years {89}. She had been in failing health for a year or more. The funeral will be held here at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Mrs. Forward leaves six sons and a daughter - Frank Forward and Alfred T. Forward, Manton: L.F. Forward, Chico: D.B. Forward, Nebraska: W.K. Forward, Powhassett: P.R. Forward, Oakland, and Mrs. D.J. Pearce, Contra Costa county.

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FRAME, Jemison
Tehama Tocsin, 07 Feb 1880

Died: Near Paskenta, Tehama Co., Jan. 31st, 1880. Jemison Frame, aged about 45 years, a native of Pennsylvania.

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FRARY, Minnie

Red Bluff Daily News, 24 Jul 1892

In February last a startling story came to Red Bluff that a lady and her two children living on Red Bank creek had eaten of wild turnips and the mother had died and when the funeral arrangements were completed, and the neighbors had collected at the house to attend the obsequies, the supposed corpse unexpectedly came to life. Since the unfortunate mistake made in eating the poisonous growth Mrs. Minnie, wife of Fred. Freery [note: Frary is spelling used in cemetery], has been in continuous poor health, suffering untold pain, and on Thursday evening last she expired at her home above mentioned; some 16 miles southwest of Red Bluff. She was a stout, healthy young woman prior to February, and stood in high esteem with neighbors from her many amiable qualities. The two children recovered and are left to a father care; the oldest is about five years of age, the younger about three. The funeral took place on Saturday, the interment in Oak Hill cemetery.

FULLER, Albert B.
Red Bluff News, 24 Mar 1911

Albert B. Fuller, brother of Barclay Fuller of Red Bluff, died at this home in Redding Saturday at 2 p.m. The remains will be brought to this city for interment and the funeral will be held some time Monday. Mr. Fuller was the son-in-law of Mrs. Hook of Red Bluff and his wife and two children survive him.

Corning Observer, 03 Jan 1903

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Abigail fuller of Red Bluff took place in that city on Tuesday afternoon.

Corning Observer, 25 June 1889

Died in Vina, June 25, Frank Gerald, son of Geo. L. and Eva Britt, aged 2 years and __ days. The funeral was attended by a large number of people from Vina, and after the funeral cortege reached here quite a number joined it.

GIST, Mollie
Sacramento Union, 05 Nov 1922

Red Bluff, Nov. 4 -- Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Mollie Gist, 69, who died at her home Wednesday following a long illness. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Sacramento Daily Union, 15 Feb 1875

Red Bluff, Feb. 7 - W.T. Gist, 45 years.

Red Bluff Daily News, 04 Apr 2005

Wayne Frederick Goodwin, 65, died Saturday, April 2, 2005 at his home in Shingletown, CA. Born August 22, 1939 in Watsonville, CA. He had resided in tehama Co. from 1948 to 1965, Shasta Co. from 1965 to present. He was owner operator of Vaughns Market, in Anderson, and the Shingletown Store. Wayne was a member of the Red Bluff Elks Lodge, Palo Cedro Golf Assoc., Shingletown Lions Club and a member of the Board of Directors of California Citizens Volunteer Patrol. Survivors include his wife Tracy Goodwin of Shingletown, son Wayne Goodwin Jr. of Monterey, CA, daughter Hayley Cool of Cottonwood., CA., and three grandchildren. Services will be held Friday, April 8, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Allen & Dahl Chapel in Palo Cedro. Burial will be at Cottonwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Shingletown Vol. Fire Dept., 31990 Hwy 44, Shingletown, CA 96088, Shingletown vol. Citizens Patrol, 31268 Hwy 44, Shingletown, CA 96088 or Mercy Hospice, 1544 Market St., Redding, CA 96001.

Corning Daily Union, 07 July 1989

Cleo Alice Graham died Monday In Olympia, Washington. She was born February 26, 1916 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. She came to Corning in 1927 and moved to Oakland in the late 1940's. She and her husband later retired to Washington. She was the daughter of George and Eta Frazer. She is survived by a son, Jack Graham of Olympia, Washington; a daughter, Shirley Graham of Houquiam, Washington; two sisters, Meryl White and Clarice Hale, both of Corning; five grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband J.P. Graham in 1979. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hall Brothers Mortuary. Interment will be at Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Cleo Graham Services Held - Services for Cleo Alice Graham were held Thursday at Hall Brothers Chapel, the Rev. Ellen Gariaeff of the First United Methodist Church Officiating. Interment was at Sunset Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were George Hale, Glenn Hale, Bill Green, Jim Johnson, Rick McNeill, Vic Dickison and Alva Stockdale.

Redding Daily News, 23 Apr 1957

A funeral service for Mrs. Lula Etta Graham, 82, has been set for 10:30 tomorrow at Fickerts chapel, and will be followed with burial at 2 p.m. at the Manton cemetery. Mrs. Graham died Saturday at a Red Bluff hospital where she has been a patient for five years. She was a native of California, born May 29, 1874. She leaves two sons, Bert Graham of Manton and Leo Graham of Shingletown, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Red Bluff Daily News, 18 Mar 1900

The Corning Fatality
It was reported here on Friday that the name of the unfortunate man who was killed by the bursting of an emery wheel at Corning that morning was George Graves. It has since been learned that his name was Alba H, Graves, who lived in Red Bluff here about a dozen years ago. He was engaged as clerk of the Concordia Hotel for some time, did painting and similar work about town, and was prominent among the early members of engine Co. No. 2. He also lived on one of the forks of Cottonwood creek, and was well known in that section of the county. From here he went to Oakland, and during the past year has been in Corning. The funeral will be held today. The services will be held at the Baptist church in Corning, and then the remains will be conveyed to Red Bluff, for interment in Oak Hill cemetery, there children of the deceased lie buried. The obsequies will be held under of the auspices of Yollo Bolo Camp No. 37, Woodmen of the World, the members of which order will meet at KP hall at 2 p.m. The funeral will take place from the depot on arrival of the up train at 3:15 p.m.

Red Bluff Daily News, 6 Apr 2005

Erma W. Graves of Red Bluff, died Monday, April 4, 2005. She was 93. A visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Chapel of the Flowers. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on friday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

GRAVES, Richard B.
Red Bluff Daily News, 27 Sep 1918
Victim Accident Trinity County is Laid at Rest

The remains of Richard B. Graves were received in Red Bluff from Trinity county Thursday morning and were laid at rest in the local cemetery during the afternoon. Mr. Graves met death in a runaway accident in the mountains near his home in Trinity county presumably about September 17. The remains were found by Henry Miller, a forest service lookout, on September 24. Graves was looking after cattle in the mountain and the horse he was riding is supposed to have run away with him, dragging him a distance of a half mile. Mr. Graves was born in Nevada and was 61 years old. He was a prominent stockman of Trinity county and had been successful in the mining business several years ago. In 1880 he was united in marriage in Red Bluff to Miss Ida Barber, who survives him. He has a brother, John B. Graves residing in San Francisco, and many other relatives.

GRAY, Charles S.
Red Bluff News, 7 May 1909
Charles S. Gray Was Buried Saturday

The funeral of Charles Stanley Gray will be held at the Lowrey cemetery this morning at 10 o'clock. Gray died Thursday at the age of 43 years, 4 months and 3 days of tuberculosis. He was a native of Nebraska but had resided in Tehama county for fourteen years. He is survived by a wife and two children. His mother and one brother, W.H. Gray reside at Lowrey and three sisters are living in the east.

GRAYSON, child
Red Bluff Independent, 30 Sep 1862

Painful Accident - Last week, about 10 miles west of this place, the wife of GW Grayson, Esq., was thrown from a buggy, and in her endeavors to save her child was severely bruised about the head and face. The injuries received by the child, notwithstanding the efforts of the mother, were so severe that the child died on Saturday evening, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery on Sunday afternoon. Rev. H McLaughlin officiated.

GRIFFIN, Martha J.
Red Bluff Daily News, 08 Apr 2005

Martha Jane Griffin of Red Bluff died Thursday, April 7, 2005. She was 91. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Red Bluff. Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel of Anderson is handling arrangements.

Red Bluff Daily News, 09 Apr 2005
Martha Jane Griffin, 91, died thursday, April 7, 2005 at Sunbridge Care Center in Red Bluff. Born July 23, 1913 in Olema, WA. Martha moved to Tehama Co. in 1993 from Sacramento, she was a homemaker and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Red Bluff. Survivors include: step-son Lyle Griffin of Salem, OR., daughter Betty Blandini of Red Bluff, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous step grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 2:00pm at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Red Bluff with Pastor Kenneth Swanson officiating. Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.allenanddahl.com. Allen & Dahl funeral Chapel in Anderson is handling arrangements.

GRIGLEY, William
Los Angeles Herald, 21 Aug 1888
Deservedly Riddled with Bullets

Red Bluff, August 20 - Wm. Grigley was riddled with bullets at James S. Copeland's ranch last night, near Vina, by James Copeland, Jr., and Mr. Hopper, whome he tried to kill. He first stole a watch and pistol from Copeland's house on sunday morning, when he left, but returned in the evening and fired two shots at young Copeland and Hopper. Mrs. Copeland and her son took refuge in the upper story, from which they opened fire on Grigley, killing him instantly. The Coroner's jury exonerated them.

Corning Observer, 6 February 1892

At the residence of his brother, Mr. J.D. Gupton, living in the Maywood Colony near Corning, on Wednesday, February 14, 1892, M. L. Gupton, aged 23 years 3 months and __ days of of consumption. The funeral took place on thursday the deceased being buried at Tehama __.

Red Bluff Daily News, 16 Jan 1901

The remains of Frank Haffey who died at the County Hospital Monday, were taken to the Catholic church by Undertaker Hanson, and Rev. Father McGrath celebrated a requiem mass for the repose of his soul at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The body was buried in St. Mary's cemetery. His age was 70 years.

HALL, Jean
Red Bluff Daily News, 11 Apr 2005

Jean Hall passed away peacefully in Sacramento on April 9th. Jean was born in Tehama on March 13, 1918, to William (Bill) and Louise Underhill. Her father and grandfather, Lincoln Underhill, owned the local blacksmith shop in Tehama, which later expanded to an automobile repair business following the advent of the car. Her mother, born Louise Kuhn, moved from her hometown in Sacramento to Tehama following her marriage. Jean was a second generation native Californian on her father's side. Grandfather Lincoln was a child when his family traveled over the Lassen Trail by covered wagon in 1864 to settle in the Golden State. Father Bill was from east of Corning in Paskenta, and eventually the family moved and settled in tehama in the late 1800s. Jean was the family's beautiful and precocious second child, full of love and full of happy mischief. she graduated from Los Molinos High School and later married Glen Hall, who grew up in vina. Jean worked in red Bluff for the County Assessor and later at a local title company, after which she and Glen moved to Modesto. In the 1950s, Jean and Glen moved to Corning, where Glen and his brother, with Jean's assistance, operated Hall Bros. Mortuary until Glen's passing in 1967. Following Glen's death, Jean moved to Red Bluff and worked at a local title insurance company until her retirement in 1977. She remained in Red Bluff until moving to Sacramento in the late 1990's following an illness. Jean loved her home, her garden, her family, her friends, her dogs (always Cocker Spaniels), and cooking. Her eldest sister, Hazel Underhill Wanee of Gerber, passed away in the 1970s. Her much loved Aunt, Charlotte Huhn Tenney, passed away last year in Sacramento, barely shy of one hundred years old. Jean leaves behind her brother, Bob Underhill, and his wife Sharon, of Sacramento; her nephews, Mike Underhill and Matt Underhill; her niece, Nancy Underhill; and her great-nephews, Matthew Underhill, Jr., and Steven Patrick Underhill. Visitation will be held at Hoyt-Cold Chapel of the Flowers, 816 Walnut Street in Red Bluff, April 13, 2005 from 5-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Thursday April 14th at 9:00a.m. at Chapel of the Flowers followed by burial at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Corning.

HALL, Samuel
Red Bluff Daily News, 30 Aug 1898

Samuel Hall, one of the oldest, most respected and best citizens of this county died at his home at Tehama on Sunday night at 11:30 o'clock, of cancer of the stomach. He had been ailing for the past several years, and for the past couple of months his death has been expected at any moment. He was a native of Pennsylvania and aged 75 years. Mr. Hall was one of the settlers of the town of Tehama. He has been closely identified with the leading interests of this county, and in every was was a valuable citizen. He was honest, conscientious and one the most independent in his thoughts and actions of our people, and there are few in the county do-day who did not know him. His wife survives him. He was the father of Mrs. James Shortridge, of Sacramento, Mrs. W.A. Hoy, of San Francisco, Mrs. George Thronbough, of Auburn, Mrs. Otis Reynolds, of Red Bluff, George Hall, of Chico and Willis W., Reuben and John Hall, of Tehama. The funeral takes place this afternoon in Tehama at 2:30 o'clock.

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HALL, Samuel
Red Bluff Daily News, 30 Dec 1908

Samuel Hall, a miner by occupation, who entered the county hospital from Kennett about four months ago, died yesterday afternoon of tuberculosis at the age of 59 years. Deceased was a native of England. The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock today, Rev. McElroy officiating. Interment will be made in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Red Bluff Daily News, 10 Jul 1895

Rena Bell Harrison was 45 years 2 months and 5 days old, having been born on the 1st of May 1870. She was a native of Iowa. In 1890 she was married to Eugene Harrison who died on the 1st of October 1894. There was born to them a boy who proceeded his father one year to that land from whence no traveler returns. Deceased moved to the Golden State in December, 1894 in company with her father William W Wheeler and her brother OB Wheeler who were with her to the last. She leaves one other brother who is in Nebraska. The funeral services were held at the Union church at Lowrey's by Rev. Mr. Rollins who delivered a very touching obituary discourse dwelling upon her many virtues. The remains were interred in the church yard of Union Church.

HARVEY, William
Red Bluff Daily News, 14 May 1904

William Harvey, a native of New York, aged 57 years, died at the county hospital Thursday night, death resulting from a stroke of paralysis, with which he was stricken at Paynes creek on May 3d. His whole right side was affected and he lost the power of speech. As he had no family or relatives, he was brought to the hospital on May 4th. When it was learned that he left no means, J.L. Copper, who had known him for a long time, contributed with others the necessary expense for the funeral, which took place at 4 p.m. Friday. The interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.

HEALY, Allen
Red Bluff Sentinel, 13 Aug 1870

At Toome's Camp, Coast Range Mountains, August 3d, 1870, Allen Healy, father of Lucian B. and Chas. t. Healy, in the 78th year of his age. Windsor county, Vermont papers please copy.

HEIDER, Ernest
Red Bluff Daily News, 25 Jan 1900

Ernest Heider, son of C. Heider, died at Phoenix, Arizona, last week. The deceased has been in poor health for some time and had gone to Arizona for his health. He was a native of Tehama and was about 33 years of age. He leaves a wife and two children who reside in Oakland. Mrs. Heider was formerly a Tehamaite and has the sympathy of all her friends here.

HOOK, Marcus R.
Sacramento Union, 3 Aug 1913

In Red Bluff (Tehama Co.), August 1, 1913, Marcus R. Hook, husband of Mrs. Anna M. Hook, father of Mrs. Madeline Fuller, Mrs. Frank Gilmore, Miss Ruth Hook, Charles A. Hook of Red Bluff and Marcus R. Hook of Sacramento, a native of Maryland.

HUBSCH, Albin J.
Red Bluff Daily News, 05 Oct 1892

The funeral of AJ Hubsch took place from the family residence on Jefferson street Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. A large number of sympathizing friends followed the remains to their last resting place in Oak Hill Cemetery. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement.

HUNT, Edwin L.
Corning Daily Observer, 20 June 1989

Edwin Leroy Hunt died Monday at his Corning home. He was born October 19, 1915 in North Loup, Nebraska. He had been a corning resident since 1946. He was a retired custodian for Corning High School and previously had worked for Crane Mills. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; three daughters, Karen Schuchman of shingletown, Valerie Fears of Corning, and Noan Gonzales of Corning; a son, Edwin Hunt of Corning; two brothers, Lester Hunt and Bill Hunt, both of Glenwood, Iowa; three sisters, Mildred Newton of Lodi, Lodawanda Kilpatrick of Anderson, and the former Sarah Hunt; five grandchildren, Trudy Nelson, Angelia Schuchman, Jeremiah Fears, Brandon Hunt and Natasha Hunt. Memorial graveside services will be held 2 p.m. at Sunset Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hall Brothers Mortuary.

HUNTER, Minnie
Corning Observer, 25 Feb 1899

Miss Minnie Hunter died at the home of her mother in Red Bluff Monday Evening. Several weeks ago she was attacked with the grip, which developed into cerebro spinal meningitis and caused her death. her funeral took place Wednesday.

Red Bluff Daily News, 12 Apr 2005

Joyce Hutchens, formerly of Tehama County, died Friday, April 8, 2005, in Redding. She was 92. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Red Bluff. Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel of Anderson is handling arrangements.

IDE, Daniel
Red Bluff Sentinel, 23 Nov 1878

Daniel Ide, aged sixteen years, at Ide's Bottom, seven miles south of Red Bluff, accidentally shot himself in the middle of the breast, Friday morning, with a pistol from which he was endeavoring to draw the load. His mother is a widow, and the boy was the main stay of the family. Dr, Cameron was instantly sent for, but when he arrived, the boy had expired. And inquest will be held today.

Red Bluff Daily News, 10 Apr 1904

The body of David Johnson was placed in the public vault in Oak Hill cemetery Friday. In about two months, or as soon as the snow is off the mountains, it will be taken to Mountain Meadows, where his wife lies buried, and there interred with burial ceremonies.

JONES, John R.
Red Bluff Independent, 17 Sep 1861

At Red Bluff on the 15th inst., after a short illness, John R. Jones, aged 27 years. Deceased was a native of Newark, Ohio, where he leaves a mother and other relatives to mourn his early death. He came to this country in 1852, and has resided in Shasta and Tehama ever since. Mr. Jones held several positions of trust and importance both at home in this country; and was elected to the office of County Recorder at the late election. His death has thrown a gloom around the hearts of numerous friends whom he had attached to him by his warm social qualities, and genial disposition. His funeral took place yesterday afternoon. An appropriate discourse was delivered by Rev. LS Ely. A large number of citizens were in attendance, and followed the corps to Oak Hill Cemetery. During the day flags were displayed at half-mast, and places of business were closed in the afternoon, in respect to the memory of deceased.

Daily Alta California, 25 Jun 1863

At Red Bluff, June 14th, Edward Vadalia, infant son of C.F. and Sarah Juilliard.

Red Bluff Daily News, 12 Jul 1904

All that was mortal of Henry Karmel was consigned to earth at Oak Hill cemetery, in the presence of friends of the dead boy, at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. DA Russell of the Christian church officiating.

KEELER, Sarah E.
Red Bluff Daily News, 30 Dec 1908

Mrs. Sarah E. Keeler, mother of Mrs. JC Laplant, of this city died yesterday morning athe age of 73 years. The funeral will take place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. JC Laplant, No. 1108 Jackson street, today at 2 p.m. [Note: KELLER shown in headlines]

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Red Bluff Daily News, 04 Apr 2005

Myra Kathleen Keesler, 74, entered the eternal care of the Lord on Sunday, April 3, 2005. Born March 11, 1931 in Los Angeles, Myra moved to the Shasta/Tehama County area in 1987 from Hanford, CA (Kings County). She was a loving Homemaker, Wife, Mother and Friend. Myra enjoyed singing with her sisters, family gatherings and volunteering her time and resources when her health was permitting, to the work of the American Cancer Society in Kings County. Myra is survived by her loving husband, Mike Keesler of Red Bluff; Sons, Doug Robinson of Rogers, AR and Mike Keesler of chico; Daughters Tahnee Dickerson of Red Bluff, Ronda Keesler of Chico and Kathy Hippe of Tacoma, WA; Sister, Della Kiner of Glendora, CA and Brother, Paul Liebenthal of Visalia, CA. She was preceded in death by her Mother, Father, her son Allan, daughter Candice, her 5 beloved sisters; Cordie, Hattie, Mary, Ruth and Barbara and one brother, Bill. Myra dearly loved all of her family including 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and her many treasured friends. Memorial Services for Myra will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at 3:00 pm at Red Bluff First Church of the Nazarene, 900 Johnson Street in Red Bluff.

Red Bluff Daily News, 08 Feb 1901

The funeral of Mrs. Jane Kimmel, who died at Dibble creek on Friday, took place on Sunday at 2 p.m. The services were held at the grave in Oak Hill cemetery, where a funeral sermon was delivered by AM McCoy.

Red Bluff Sentinel, 23 Nov 1878

Funeral of JT Kindleberger - The remains of this gentleman were attended to the place of sepulture in Oak Hill Cemetery on Saturday morning last, at 10 o'clock. The members of Red Bluff Lodge, No. 76, I.O.O.F., of which Lodge the deceased was a member, were present in Lodge regalia, with the emblem of mourning, at the Presbyterian church, where the family and numerous friends had assembled to hear the last sad rites over the body. Rev. HA Mayhew read the solemn service for the dead, followed by words of consolation for the living and a prayer, and then the funeral cortege moved forward to the "City of the Dead", a long procession of the fellow citizens of Mr. Kindleberger, in carriages, evincing their respect by following his remains to their last resting place. The burial service of the Order of Odd Fellows concluded the ceremony at the cemetery, and the friends of the departed then returned to their daily avocations with saddened hearts.

KING, Elza P.
Corning Daily Observer, 09 June 1989

Elza Pieper King died Thursday at Corning Memorial Hospital. She was born November 5, 1910 in Artois. She was raised in the Willows area and came to Corning with her husband Ralph in 1964. She is survived by her husband Ralph; a brother, Ernest Pieper of Artois; one nephew and one niece. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hall Brothers Mortuary.

KING, Nora
Red Bluff Daily News, 14 May 1904

Mrs. Nora King, wife of Ernest V. King, died at 10:40 a.m. Friday. Her death resulted from consumption, which probably had its origin from a weakened condition of the system following a severe attack of typhoid fever about three years ago. She was a native of Missouri and was aged 31 years 8 months and 26 days. The funeral will take place on sunday at 2 p.m. from the Baptist Church, the pastor, Rev. E.H. Hayden officiating, and will be under the auspices of Vesper Chapter, No. 20, Order of the Eastern Star, of which she was an honored member.

KNEPPER, Norman S.
Red Bluff Daily News, 11 Apr 2005

Norman S. Knepper, 86, died peacefully on thursday, April 7, 2005 in chico, California. He was born to NS and Mary Etta Knepper on October 30, 1918 in Des Moines, Iowa. He married Helen E. Beck on May 27, 1939, they would have celebrated their 66th anniversary next month. Norman served in the Pacific, Isle of Saipan region, medics unit, of the U.S. Army during WWII. He attended Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa and worked in the optical field the majority of his career. He was a certified master optician, specializing in contact lenses and retired from Beaumont eye, Beaumont, Texas, in the fall of 1987. He and Helen moved to Corning, California where they lived until July 2002 when they moved to The Lodge at the Terraces, Sierra Sunrise Retirement Community in Chico. Norman was an active member of the Baptist church serving at various times as deacon, elder, choir member, sunday School teach, and participated i visitation ministries. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corning, the Gideon International Ministry, and to Contact Lens Society of America. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Vernon; and a sister, Vera. Norman is survived by his wife Helen, of Chico, daughter, Norman Jean Shellmyer and husband Robert of Washington, Iowa, and daughter, Sharon Thiede and husband, Norm of Corning, grandchildren, Mark Shellyer of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Mike Thiede and wife, Paula; Jonathan Thiede and Susanne Trivedi and husband, Eric all of Chico. Graveside services will be held at the Orland Masonic Cemetery on tuesday, April 12, 2005, 11:00 a.m. A visitation service will be held on Monday, April 11, 2005, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home who are handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International or the Pet Taylor Center in care of the funeral home.

Red Bluff Daily News, 17 Jan 1900
Death's Visit - Invades the Knetzer Home and Takes Away the Mother.

On Tuesday morning shortly after 8 o'clock Mrs. Jane S. Knetzer died at her home on south Jefferson street, after long suffering from bronchial affections. She was the wife of James A. Knetzer, the well known mail carrier, and the mother of Mrs. Frank P. Merrill, of Moons ranch; a few miles east of Corning. The funeral is to take place on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Christian church. The deceased was born in Shelby county, Kentucky, on August 12, 1832. She was married in 1860 and came to Tehama county, residing near Tehama for five years, when she and her husband went back to their old home and remained there until 1881, when they made the second trip to California and again settled near Tehama where they resided until 1884 when they came to Red Bluff and have lived here since.

Mrs. Knetzer possessed all the qualities which proved the true Christian woman. She was one of the pioneers in the church she faithfully attended, becoming a member when she was but a girl of fourteen, and steadfastly maintained her faith in the denomination until the day she died. She was a woman of strong domestic habits, and those who were favored with her friendship considered it a great privilege.

KNOTT, Willie
Red Bluff Sentinel, 13 Aug 1870

In Tehama, August 6th, 1870, Willie, son of SW and Ellen Knott, aged 18 days.

Sacramento Union, 11 Jan 1920

Man Killed in Auto Accident - Special to the Union. Paskenta, Tehama Co., Jan. 10 - Floyd Kottmeyer was killed, Gilbert Martin suffered a fractured arm, dislocated shoulder and probable internal injuries and Munsey Robinson escaped with minor bruises and cuts when the automobile in which they were riding went over the bank into the bed of Stony Creek canyon. Martin and Robinson say they had spent some time with Kottmeyer helping to repair his automobile and, completing their job, they started for a ride. They drove to the top of the hill near Paskenta and were returning to Kottmeyer's home when the brakes refused to hold and the car went over the bank into the bed of the creek, pinning all three beneath it. L.W. Warmoth, a Paskenta merchant, happened along the same road and hearing a call for help, looked down into the creek and saw the overturned machine with a man's arm sticking out from under it. He obtained help and the automobile was lifted and the men released. Kottmeyer died on the way to Warmouth's home. Floyd Kottmeyer, 21 years of age, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Kottmeyer, well known residents of the western part of Tehama county. Martin and Robinson are about the same age.

LAIRD, David A.
Sacramento Daily Union, 27 Apr 1857

Died: At South Cottonwood, Tehama county, April 19th, of consumption, David A. Laird, aged 29 years.

Corning Daily Observer, 09 June 1989

Teodora A. Landavazo died Thursday at her home in Corning. She was born November 9, 1903 in Silver City, New Mexico. She was a homemaker. She is survived by four daughters, Lucile Rich of Corning, Stella Chadwick of Southgate, Muriel Bobo of Mt. Shasta, and Alicia Morris of Burney; two sons, Emmanuel Landavazo of Buena Park and Arnold Landavazo of Downey; a sister, Rose Olquin of Sparks, Nevada; two brothers Hank Chaves of Ontario and George Chaves of Sparks, Nevada; and over 100 direct descendants including grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the New Life Assembly, the Rev. Randy Orris officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hall Brothers Mortuary.

LANDIS, Edgar L.
Red Bluff News, 20 Feb 1914

From Wednesday's Daily -- The funeral of Edgar L. Landis was held yesterday at 10 a.m. The body was interred in the local cemetery. The funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. A.J. Landis on Potter street in this city. Many friends followed the body to the grave. Edgar L. Landis was a native of Indiana, being born in Decatur county, Feb. 7th, 1852, and died at his Wildwood home on thursday, February 12th, at the age of 62. He was one of a family of nine children and four of his brothers survive him - one brother living in Oregon and three in Chicago. In his youth he learned watch making and when a young an engaged in the jewelry business in Connersville in his native state. He came to California in 1878, and went into the sheep business in this county, party of the time being a partner of J.L. DeHaven. In 1889 he went to Trinity county and settled on the beautiful estate that has since been his home. Located on a branch of Trinity Reiver, Wildwood is a spot of rare beauty. He had mining interests and held timber land of great value. His home was also a resort for summer tourists and he was renowned for his hospitality. The state highway between Red Bluff and Eureka passes through his Wildwood property, and it has been one of the regular stopping places for travelers since the opening of that important road. Mr. Landis' death was caused from paralysis. He suffered two strokes last October, and though he recovered and pursued his regular vocations, sustained a third stroke on Thursday last, did not regain consciousness and died in a few hours.

LEE, Eben Y.
Red Bluff News, 26 Nov 1915

Corning, Nov 22. - E.Y. Lee, one of the best known ranchers of the Flournoy and Paskenta sections, died yesterday morning at his home near Flournoy after an illness of several weeks. Lee is one of the pioneer residents of the Lowrey section. He has been a resident of California since 1869, coming with his parents from Minnesota by rail as far as possible and making the rest of the journey with teams. Eben Young Lee is now survived by three brothers, one of whom is Perry Lee, a former supervisor of this country, and by his wife, and four children. The funeral will be held Tuesday and interment will be made in Sunset Hill cemetery near Corning.

Red Bluff News, 20 Nov 1903

The funeral of John Leonard, a young man of the Lowrey country, who died in this city last Satrday, took place at 10 a.m. Monday from the Catholic church. The services were conducted by Rev. Father McGrath and the pallbearers were Harry Willard, John Ginn, L. Bayles, Jack Hendricks, GW Silvester and Wm. Buchanan. The interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.

Corning Observer, 17 June 1899
Death from Starvation

The remains of Peter Lester were found Sunday morning in the southwest corner of the cemetery near Red bluff. the man had evidently been dead several days and the body was decomposed. Lester was a colored many who worked at odd jobs of painting until several weeks ago, when he was taken sick and went to the Hospital. He escaped from the Hospital early in June and though searched for could not be found. he probably died of starvation while suffering from insanity.

Corning Daily Observer, 20 June 1989

MF Lingenfelter Dies at 94 - Marie Finette Lingenfelter, 94, of Red Bluff, died June 19 at Tehama County Health Center. Graveside services by the Rev. Elmore Heitman will be held Wednesday at 11 at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday night, 6-8 at Chapel of the Flowers, Red Bluff. Lingenfelter lived in the Red Bluff area for 70 years and was a retired cafeteria manager at Red Bluff Union High School where she served for 10 years. She was born in Bonaparte, Iowa, in 1894. She is survived by two sons, Clare and Cecil Lingenfelter, of Red Bluff; one daughter, Mildred Williams of Red Bluff; one brother, Harold McComb of Bonaparte; one sister, Helen White of Bonaparte; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred who died in 1941, and two sons, George who died in 1959 and Keith who died in 1984, and a brother, George who died in 1989. Lingenfelter spent many years with her son Keith in researching the history of Tehama County which was donated to CSU, Chico. Arrangements are by Chapel of the Flowers.

LOWREY, Edith E.
Red Bluff Daily News, 17 Oct 1922

Mrs. Edith Lowrey Passes Away At Home In Lowrey
Mrs. Edith E. Lowrey died Sunday morning at her home in Lowrey, aged 30 years. She had been ill only a short time. She was a native of Tehama county. Besides her husband and parents, the deceased leaves two brothers, A.E. Hayward and Ruell Hayward and one sister, Mrs. Ella Slaughter. The funeral will be held from the family residence at Lowrey tomorrow afternoon. Rev. C.G. Lucas, pastor of the Methodist church in Red Bluff, is to officiate. Interment will be in the Lowrey cemetery.