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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 A-L


Red Bluff News, 24 Aug 1900

Warren Markham, an old resident of this county, died Tuesday at the home of his son-in-law Merritt Miller, near Lowrey. A message was received Tuesday by Dr. West asking him to come at once to prescribe for the old man who, the message stated, had an attack of hemorrhage of the lungs. The doctor started at once but went to the place where Miller formally lived near Lowreys but finding no one at the house, he started for Mr. Miller's other place, and on the road met Jacob Woody who told him Mr. Markham was dead. The deceased was a native of New York and was about 75 years of age. He was the father of Mrs. Merritt Miller, Mrs. DC Mitchel and Mrs William Rice of Cottonwood. A casket was procured at Fickert's undertaking establishment and the interment will be made at either the Lowrey or Paskenta cemetery. [Note: per FindAGrave, Mr. Markham was buried at Paskenta cemetery]

Corning Daily Observer, 06 September 1980

Harold F. Martell, 68, died in the Corning memorial Hospital at noon Saturday, Sept. 6. He had been hospitalized for one month. He was a resident of Gerber for 40 years and moved to Corning 18 months ago. He had been an operating engineer and a heavy equipment operator. Surviving are his wife Madeline of Corning, two daughters, Carol Morris of Cottonwood and Charon Francis of Burney and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sunset Hill Cemetery. Rev. Leland Whitaker of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow under the direction of Hall Brothers Mortuary.

MARTELL, Madeline M.
Corning Daily Observer, 06 June 1989

Madeline Marie Martell died Monday at S. Elizabeth Community Hospital in red Bluff. She was born September 18, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio. She had been a resident of Gerber for 50 years and lived in Corning since 1980. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Morris of Yreka and Sharon Francis of Burney; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 1980. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sunset Hill Cemetery where she will be interred alongside her husband.

Red Bluff Daily News, 07 January 1900
Death in the Country.

Frank, the 16-year-old son of Nels Mattison, died at the home of his parents on Live Oak creek, several miles westerly from here, on Saturday morning. He was attacked with the measles, and typhoid fever followed this, he dying from the latter disease. He was a fine boy, and his death is a great loss to his parents and those who were friendly to him. The funeral is to take place this (Sunday) afternoon. Services will be held at the home, and the funeral procession will reach Oak Hill cemetery about 2:30 o'clock.

Red Bluff Daily News, 11 July 1895

The funeral of John L. McCartney who died Tuesday at the Tremont Hotel from enlargement of the heart took place Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Baptist Church, the pastor, Rev. W.J. Eyles officiating. The remains were followed to Oak Hill cemetery, where they were interred, by quite a large number of sympathizing friends of the deceased, who in his life time had been a good, straight forward and upright citizen of Tehama county. The pall bearers were: H.P. Andrews, J.T. Teass, Casper Ehorn, Edw. Bates, Arthur Mason and B.B. Record.

Red Bluff Daily News, 02 January 1900
Death of the Father of Three Leading Citizens of This City.

On Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock, a few hours after the birth of the new year, Joseph McCoy passed away in death at the home of his son, G.C. McCoy, on the corner of Jefferson and Cedar streets, in this city. He had been ailing for years past from a disease of the kidneys, and this, added to a ripe old age, seven years past the three score and ten, caused him to loosen his hold upon life. He was the father of G.C., L.L. and A.M. McCoy, citizens who are prominent, not only in Tehama county, but throughout Northern California. The funeral will take place today (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of his son, G.C. McCoy.

MCDOWELL, Samantha A.
Red Bluff Daily News, 18 Jan 1921

The funeral of Mrs. Samantha A. McDowell was held from the Christian church this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. FC Zimmerman pastor of the church conducted the services. Deceased was highly respected in the community and in respect to her many personal friends and friends of the family attended the services today. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery.

Sacramento Daily Union, 22 May 1857

On the Sacramento River, in Tehama county, from the effects of the bite of a rattlesnake, May 17th, Samuel McKinney, formerly of Pike county, Ill.

MCLANE, William
Red Bluff Daily News, 30 Aug 1898

William McLane, another citizen of the same character as Samuel Hall, died at his old home on the Sacramento river, four miles east of Corning on Sunday night also, from and attack of paralysis. He located upon the land where he died in 1872 and has been farming the land ever since. It was said of Mr. McLane that he had not an eney in the world. he left the following grown children to mourn his loss: George H., John B., and Wm. B McLane, Mrs. HH Bonham of Lake county and Mrs. George Conard, of Kingman, Arizone. The funeral take place to-day from his home at 10 o'clock, under the direction of Corning Lodge no. 305, I.O.O.F.

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Daily Alta California, 25 Jun 1863

In Antelope township, Tehama county, June 17, Edward Mears, aged 22 years.

MELLON, Walter D.
Corning Daily Observer, 20 Jun 1989

Long-time area resident Walter Durrel Mellon, 94, died Sunday, June 18, at a Red Bluff convalescent hospital. Born October 14, 1894 in Kirkwood, Mellon ranched in the area all his adult life. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Corning. Mellon is survived by his wife, Irma of Corning; sons, Neil Mellor of Bend, Oregon, Chester and Jerry Frautchi of Texas and Leon Frautchi of Louisiana; daughter, Nelsyne Jones of Ben, Oregon; sister Bernice Meeder of Los Molinos; brother, Leo Mellon of Dunsmuir; numerous nieces and nephews; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 22 at Hall Brothers Chapel in Corning. The Rev. Craig Hardinger of the First Baptist Church of Corning and former First Baptist Church pastor Rev. leland Whitaker of Washington will officiate. Interment will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Corning.

Red Bluff Daily News, 23 Nov 1898

Death from Diphtheria
Miss Cora Miller, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Miller, died on Tuesday at the Tait House in Tehama from diphtheria. She was aged about 21 years and was employed in the hotel. How the disease was contracted is not known, although Dr. Tarter has made every endeavor to trace it. Miss Miller was a very pleasant young woman and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. The apartment in which she died has been properly cared for by Dr. West, the health officer, and Dr. Tarter, who attended her, and it is not believed that others will be affected. The funeral will take place today (Wednesday) at the Lowrey cemetery and will be private.

MILLER, Merritt
Red Bluff News, 16 Jan 1903

Merritt Miller, a well known citizen of this county, who for many years was a Deputy Assessor under Assessor JL Barham, died at his home near Lowrey about 5 o'clock Friday afternoon from plural pneumonia. The report of his death was learned this morning just before the News went to press.

Red Bluff Daily News, 24 Dec 1902

About 7 o'clock Tuesday morning, Mrs. Susan Miller, one of the oldest residents of Red Bluff, breathed her last. Eight and a half years ago she passed the allotted "three score years and ten," and over half that number of years she passed in Tehama county and nearly that number in Red Bluff. For some time she has been failing from a breaking down of the system from old age and her death was not unexpected. She leaves one son, Wallace Miller of Corning, and three daughters, Mrs. Jackson Eby of San Francisco, Mrs. James Wilson, formerly Mrs. Henry Elkins, of Hayfork valley, and Miss Belle Miller of this city. Besides her children she leaves a large number of grandchildren and several great-grand children. The funeral will take place Thursday morning from her late residence, No. 602 Monroe street unless the time is changed.

MONDUNCY, Philomena
Red Bluff Daily News, 5 Dec 1922

The funeral of Mrs. F.L. Monduncy a pioneer of Tehama county who had lived in Red Bluff more than fifty years, was held from the Catholic church at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery. A number came to attend the services including Mr. and Mrs. JF Monduncy, of Chico, AA Monduncy of Red Bluff, Mr. and Mrs. AP Enos of Pittsburg, Mr. and Mrs. WJ Fitzgerald of Roseville, Mr. and Mrs. JP Brass of Santa Cruz besides other relatives of the deceased. Mrs. Monduncy was born in Purtugal 74 years ago. She came to the United States when a young girl and settled in California. She later married E, Monduncy. Those surviving Mrs. Monduncy are two sons and four daughters, JE Monduncy, AA Monduncy, Mrs. AP Enos, Mrs. WJ Fitzgerals, Mrs. JP Brass and Mrs. WT Reardon, and a brother, A Rose of Fairfield, and a sisters, Mrs. M Frances of Red Bluff.

MULLER, infant
Red Bluff Daily News, 25 Jan 1900

In infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Muller, of Anderson, died at that place on Sunday.

Red Bluff Daily News, 05 Jan 1919

Funeral services over the remains of AS Nanney, who died on Friday at his Paynes Creek home, will take place this afternoon at two o'clock at Oak Hill Cemetery.

NEATE, Charles A.
Red Bluff Daily News, 05 Nov 1909

The Last Sad Rites Over Charles A. Neate The funeral of Charles A. Neate, who was killed by a cave-in at tunnel No. 1, early Monday morning, was held at the Methodist Episcopal church yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The funeral was preached by Rev. M.O. Brink, pastor of the church, and was under the auspices of the local lodge of Odd Fellows, of which Mr. Neate was a member. The church was filled with friends and relatives and the remains were accompanied to their last resting place in Oak Hill cemetery by a long procession of carriages, buggies and Odd Fellows on foot. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.

NEEL, Barnet
Red Bluff Sentinel, 13 Aug 1870

At Barbers Ranch, on Cottonwood, August 6th, 1870, Barnet [Note: Cemetery records show given name spelled Barret.] Neel, aged 40 years. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery Red Bluff on the 7th inst., with Military and Masonic honors.

Red Bluff Daily News, 04 Apr 2005

Hazel Amand Nelson, 89, died Wednesday, March 20, 2005 at Yuba City Care & Rehab. Center in Yuba City. Born May 12, 1915 in Prairie Grove, Ark. Hazel was a 40 year resident of Red Bluff having moved to Yuba City 5 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Veterans of foreign Wars in Red Bluff. Survivors include her sons Norm Nelson of Yuba City, and Donald Nelson of Chico, daughter Bobbye Hero of Fall River CA., 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband of 65 years, James "Tom" Nelson, son Dale Nelson, daughter Twila Nelson, brothers James E. Eades, William R. Eades, Thurman Eades and George Eades, sisters Mabel E. Eades and Sarah "Grace" Eades. A graveside gathering will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday April 7, 2005 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff. Chapel of the Twin Cities, Yuba City, CA. is handling arrangements.

NEWMAN, Margaret A.
Tehama Tocsin, 07 Feb 1880

Died: In Tehama, Feb. 1st, 1880, Margaret Ann Newman, mother of Mrs. Samuel Hall, aged 77 years, 5 months and 5 days.

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Sacramento Union, 07 May 1913

Died: In Red Bluff (Tehama Co.), May 4, 1913, Mrs. Nora North, wife of E.B. North, mother of Mary, Beula, Bessie, Coral, Alloy, Granie and Robert North, a native of California, aged 49 years 9 months and 21 days.

NUNES, Annie
Red Bluff Daily News, 29 Dec 1915

Mrs. Frank Nunes, a well known resident of this city, died yesterday about 1 p.m. at her home on Sunnyside after an illness of but six days. She had been in good health the first of last week when she became ill with pneumonia which resulted in her death. She is the mother of Fred Nunes, a clerk in a local grocery store; Mrs. Charles Martin, of stirling City, formerly miss Anna Nunes, and another daughter, Frances. the husband, Frank Nunes, also survives her. The funeral will probably be held tomorrow morning at the Catholic church and interment will be made at St. Mary's cemetery.

Red Bluff Daily News, 27 Mar 1904

The remains of Miss Mary Nunes, who died at Jellys Ferry last week, which, on account of the wet condition of the ground in St. Mary's cemetery, were temporarily placed in the public vault in Oak Hill cemetery, will be interred at 10 a.m. today in St. Mary's, the Catholic cemetery.

O'BRIEN, Thomas
Red Bluff News, 05 Nov 1909

Thomas O'Brien was brought up from Tehama Tuesday night and taken to the County Hospital for treatment. He died yesterday at 1 o'clock. O'Brien was 67 years old and was born in Ireland.

Red Bluff Independent, 17 Sep 1861

At Tuscan Springs, on the 13th inst., of congestive chills, Patrick O'Callighan, in the 25h year of his age. Deceased was a native of Ireland, but lately of Iowa, where he resided several years prior to his emigration to this State in 1859. He was a most exemplary man. He leaves a mother and two sisters in Iowa.

OLIVER, Infant
Red Bluff Daily News, 09 Nov 1909

The infant son (Harry D.) of Mr. and Mrs. LL Oliver died at their home on Dibble Creek Sunday and was buried in Oak Hill cemetery Monday. The child was six months old.

OWENS, Cora E.
Red Bluff Daily News, 14 Aug 1894
The Owen Inquest.

Coroner West returned Saturday evening from near Corning, where he held an inquest on the body of Cora Ellen Owens who died very suddently at her home ten miles west of Corning. The jury found that her name was Cora Ellen Owens, age 21 years, a native of Illinois, and that she came to her death from internal hemorrhage. From Dr. West we learn that the young lady retired Friday night in apparently good health and at three o'clock in the morning called her father and as he reached her took his hand and said Oh! Pappa, and immediately relaxed her hold and fell back unconscious. Her father ran to a neighbor to go for a doctor and when he returned, found that his daughter was dead. The funeral will take place to day at Orland.

PAPP, Wilma L.
Corning Daily Observer, 09 June 1989

Wilma Lorraine Papp died Monday at Corning Memorial Hospital. She was born July 1, 1912 in Nebraska. She had been a Corning resident for 29 years, and was a retired cosmetologist. She is survived by a brother, Morris Meikle. Private graveside services will be held. Arrangements are by Hall Brothers Mortuary.

Sacramento Daily Union

Near Vina, Colusa co., Sept. 1 - Thos. Parvin, 57 years.

PATE, Alpheus
Red Bluff Daily News, 07 Jun 1892

Alpheus Pate, an old and highly respected citizen of this county, died suddenly at his home about 20 miles west of Red Bluff Saturday night or Sunday morning. He was apparently well saturday night and was found dead in his bed Sunday morning. Mr. Pate was born in Nashville, Tennessee August 26th, 1833, and was 59 years, 10 months and 21 days at the time of his death. He was an old settler in California, coming here from Tennessee and settling in Chico when there was nothing but a store there. He moved to Tehama county in 1879 and has resided on his farm west of town for 13 years. Mr. Pate always took an active interest in the welfare of Tehama county and was beloved by all who knew him. The funeral took place Monday afternoon from the residence of Duncan Robertson on Main street, Rev. EH Jenks officiating. The remains were followed to Oak Hill Cemetery by a large number of sympathizing friends.

PAULY, Madelyn F.
Red Bluff Daily News, 09 Apr 2005

Madelyn Faye Pauly, 92, of Red Bluff, passed away at the Lassen House on March 2, 2005. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Myron "Mike" Pauly and her sister, Geneveive Holliday. She is survived by her sister, Marion Alta Rogers of Sacramento and numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Marysville, California, October, 6, 1912, she spent her childhood in Portola where her father was an engineer on the Western Pacific Railroad. She met and married Myron Pauly while living in Camptonville, California and moved to Mineral for a number of years before setting in Red Bluff. She was a devoted Aunt and sister who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Donations can be made to the charity of one's choice. According to her wishes, there will be no funeral services. Arrangements are under the care of the Neptune Society.

San Francisco Call, 17 Jul 1895

Red Bluff, Cal., July 16 - AA Potter, who was burned by a lamp explosion Saturday morning, died last evening. His remains were buried in Oak Hill Cemetery to-day. He came here from San Francisco about two weeks ago.

Red Bluff Daily News, 27 Dec 1918

Funeral services over the remains of Floyd E. Prindle, whose death occurred last Tuesday at his home in Antelope Valley, will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Oak Hill cemetery at which time interment will be made.

Red Bluff Daily News, 14 May 1904

The death of Mrs. Edith Raglan occurred at 2 o'clock Friday morning, resulting from a general breaking down of the system from old age, at her home two miles west of Lowrey. It is doubtful if any one knows her exact age, but she is supposed to have been between 70 and 80 years old. She was an Indian woman and was the wife of the late Lewis Raglan, who died about a year ago. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mary Hayward. A casket was taken out from Fickert's undertaking parlors Friday and the funeral will take place at 9 o'clock today at Lowrey, and the interment will be made in the Lowrey cemetery.

Red Bluff Daily News, 24 Jul 1903

Louis Raglin, an old resident of this county, died at his home near Lowrey on Saturday. He was a native of Missouri and was nearly 60 years of age. A casket was sent out from Fickert's undertaking rooms Saturday afternoon and the funeral will be held today at Lowrey. [note: this is probably the Lewis Raglan mentioned in Edith Raglan's obituary]

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 contributions may be made to the Humane Society. Neptune Society is handling arrangements.

Red Bluff Independent, 17 Sep 1861

At the residence of HC Dougherty, about four miles east of this place, on the 11th inst., Mary Riggs, wife of TG Riggs. Deceased was a native of Tennessee, and came to California in 1854, and until recently resided in Shasta county. She leaves a husband and nine children to mourn their loss.

Red Bluff Daily News, 12 Apr 2005

Graveside services will be held for Keith Rogers, 66, of Red Bluff at 1:00p.m., Friday, April 15th at Oak Hill Cemetery. Keith died Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at his home. Keith was born August 4, 1938 in red Bluff, CA. to Ella and Ashley Rogers. He attended Red Bluff High School and shortly after graduation served in the Navy. He was a longtime employee of Diamond National and tenneco. Keith is survived by his brothers Larry Rogers of Red Bluff, Lloyd Rogers of Alabama, sister Marge Butler of Redding, sons Jim Rogers of Chico and Graden Rogers of Albuquerque, and 5 grandchildren. Keith spent many of his years coaching Little League in Red Bluff. Many people may remember his dedication to creating a fun, learning environment. Keith's family requests that in lieu of flowers any memorial contributions be made to the Red Bluff Little League, or your favorite youth sports organization.

ROSS, David
Sacramento Daily Union, 15 Dec 1860

In Red Bluff, David Ross, aged 6 years, 8 months and 24 days.

Red Bluff Sentinel, 14 May 1881

A native of the Azores, named Jose Gonzales Sagres, who came here about a week ago from Lewiston, Trinity county, dropped dead in the rear of Elmore's drug store yesterday afternoon. He was ailing from consumption, and sought Dr. Cameron's advice, but nothing could be done for him, as he was in the last stages of the disease. He was buried to-day.

Red Bluff Sentinel, 23 Nov 1878

Through the kindness of Justice JR Whitlock, we have been favored with the following report of an inquest held by him on the body of henry Schenck, found dead in the house of William Riley, near Paskenta: "We, the jury, find that the deceased came to his death at the residnce of William Riley, near Paskenta, in the County of Tehama, State of California, on the 16th inst., from old age, accompanied with an attack of crysipelas, originating in the right side; and that his name was Henry Schenck, a native of New York, and aged about 76 years.

Mike Johns,  Wm. Russell,
J. Frame,  J.W. Abbott,
MH Haywood,  MA Jones,
Lewis Owens,  David Mitchell,
I. Haberland,  Wm. Riley.
Paskenta, Nov. 17th, 1878'"

Tehama Tocsin, 07 Feb 1880

Died: Near Tehama, Feb. 3d, 1880, John Federic William Schults, a native of Hanover Germany, aged 49 years, 7 months and 27 days.

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Red Bluff Daily News, 23 Jan 1900

Neal, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schumaker, died at their home on Washington street near Walnut on Monday evening about 10 o'clock. He was first taken with measles, followed by pneumonia. He had just passed into his third year and was a bright child.

Corning Observer, 21 Jan 1899

The funeral of Mabel Sellick was conducted in chico Thursday morning. The deceased was the three year old daughter of our popular depot agent and his wife. The little one was a favorite of all who knew her. She died early Tuesday after a severe illness of two weeks. The entire community mourn with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Sellick.

Red Bluff Daily News, 26 Nov 1920

The funeral of Mary Shortridge was held Sunday from the depot, the remains having been frought here from Oakland where she died. Many of the relatives were here to attend the funeral. Mrs. Shortridge was a native of Tehama, being the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hall. She was 53 years old. She is survived by her husband and one son, Earl. John Reuben and George Hall are brothers. Mrs Decosta of Reno, Mrs. Decosta of Reno, Mrs. McCauley of Oakland, and Mrs. Thornborough of San Francisco are sisters.

SHULTS, Leslie William
Corning Observer, 21 Jan 1899

In Elmore District, Jan. 1, 1899, Leslie William Shults, the beloved son and only child of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Shults, aged 1 year, 8 months and 14 days.The remains were laid to rest in Paskenta Cemetery. Little Leslie was a bright and intelligent child for his age, and was loved by all who knew him. He leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

SISSON, Margaret Ann
Red Bluff Daily News, 8 Dec 1919

The funeral services of Mrs. Elmer L. Sisson were held at the Methodist Episcopal church South, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by the Rev. Sidney Grenfel. The church was filled with the friends of the departed woman and of her family who came to pay their last respects to her memory. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. A long procession of automobiles followed the remains to Oak Hill cemetery where the body was placed in its last resting place.

SMITH, Lowrey
Red Bluff News, 01 Jan 1897

The funeral of Lowrey Smith took place Sunday afternoon from the residence on Red Bank Creek about 8 miles from Red Bluff. Rev. ___ Batchelor left for the house for morning church services in Red Bluff and the ceremony took place upon his arrival. The remains were followed to Oak Hill cemetery by a long line of carriages containing friends from Red Bank and vicinity. The church service at the grave was read and the body was lowered into the grave.

SPANN, Baley P.
Red Bluff Daily News, 16 Jan 1900
Death's Visit.

Baley P. Spann died at the home of his brother, W.C. Spann, at the corner of Jackson and Hickory streets, on Monday morning at 6 o'clock, of consumption. He was aged 53 years, 8 months and 24 days. The deceased came to this state from Missouri last September in search of health, but the disease secured a fatal hold upon his vitality and he was compelled to succumb to it. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served as a volunteer in the 2d Missouri Artillery, was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and a pensioner. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity, and under the auspices of Vesper Lodge No. 84, F and A.M., the funeral will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon (Tuesday) from Masonic hall, Rev. D. Gilbert officiating. The deceased was a brother of W.C. Spann, an employee of the News office.

Corning Observer, 17 June 1899

Mrs. Stenson, a former resident of Glenn County, died in Red Bluff Friday evening.

Red Bluff Daily News, 09 January 1900
In the matter of the estate of Marie S. Stenson, deceased, it was ordered that letters of administration issue to public administrator D.E. Masterson.

Red Bluff Daily News, 07 Apr 2005

Oscar John "OJ" Stevens, 71, died Thursday, March 24, 2005 at his home in Redding. Born December 8, 1933 in Newton, Miss. OJ had lived in Red Bluff from 1988 to 2001 moving to Shasta Co. in 2001. He was Owner/Operator of O.J. Commercial Transport in Tracy, CA. for many years. OJ was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Korean War period. Surviving him are his wife Evelyn Stevens of Redding, sons John "Mike" Stevens of Lathrop, CA., Warren Stevens of Modesto, CA., and Craig Stevens of Elk Grove, CA., daughter Debbie Boudreau of Lockford, CA., six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Private family services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospital, 1544 Market St., Redding CA 96001 Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.AllenandDahl.com Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding is handling arrangements.

Corning Observer, 19 December 1894

At Red Bluff, on Wednesday December 19, 1894, Godfrey, the little ten-month old son of Mr. And Mrs. W. S. Stoddard, after an illness of only four days, from cholera infantum. The flow is a sad one to the parents as it was their only child.

Red Bluff News, 6 Apr 1900
Mr. Sutherlund Dies

At 11:20 o'clock on Thursday night, Mr. Sutherlund died at his home on the corner of Main and Elm Streets. He had been sitting up during the day, and a few minutes before life passed from his body he regained speech, and calling his children about him he directed them what to do with his business affaires, and be sure to take care of mother. Mr. Sutherlund was born near Sundswall, Sweden, on September 15, 1844, and left there for this country in June, 1866, and went to Minnesota, where he remained three years, and then went to Omaha. In 1892 he came to Red Bluff and engaged in business. He leaves a widow and the following children: Andrew and Mrs. CG Carlson of Yreka, Henry, David, Herman, Edwin and Freddie. His brother, JP Saderlund, who retains the Swedish name, and another brother in Sweden and two sisters in Colorado still survive him. The funeral will likely be held on Sunday.

Red Bluff Daily News, 11 Sep 1898

Harvey, nephew of Mrs. Vincent Swinney, died at her home on C.G. McCoy's sheep camp on Friday night, of an affection of the brain. He was a son of the late James Swinney. Mrs. Swinney's family are not in good circumstances financially, and the expenses of the funeral will be shared between C.G. McCoy and the Supervisors.

SWINNEY, Mrs. Vincent
Red Bluff Daily News, 24 Jan 1900

Mrs. Vincent Swinney died at her home, known as the Dobson place, on Brush creek, about ten miles west of here, on Tuesday morning. She has been suffering for a long time from a disease of the heart and her death has been expected at any time for some months past. She was a young woman and leaves a husband and two small children to his care. The funeral will take place today (Wednesday), reaching Oak Hill cemetery about half past 11 a.m.

TAGGART, Milton J.
Corning Daily Observer, 20 June 1989

Milton James Taggart, 67, Gerber, died Saturday, June 17, at a Redding hospital. He lived in the Gerber community for 14 years. Graveside services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 at the Tehama Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday night, June 20, 8-10 at Chapel of the Flowers in Red Bluff. Taggart was a retired supervisor with Kaiser Cement. He was a member of the Bidwell Generals, a quartet singing group. He was also a member and past president of the Tehama Radio Club. Taggart was born January 2, 1922 in Ontario, Canada. He survivors include wife Lorita (Lorrie) Taggart of Gerber; two daughters, Lynn Dickmeyer of Sunnyvale, and susan Vanover of Scotts Valley; four step-children, Henry Lee Sigler of Hollywood, Keith Sigler of North Hollywood, Darlene Reilly of Modesto, and Rhonda Sue Torrente of Denver Colorado and seven grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Flowers.

Red Bluff Daily News, 29 Sep 1892

Mrs. J.R. Thuresson died in Red Bluff Wednesday afternoon at 10 minutes to 3 o'clock. Wednesday was the worst state of the disease [small pox] and it was hoped she would pass through the critical period. Mr. Thuresson was in Auburn and was immediately telegraphed for. He has the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of a living wife and a good woman. Mrs. Thuresson had a large circle of friends and was a favorite among them. The remains were buried Wednesday night in Oak Hill cemetery. The premises where the sick woman was are being thoroughly fumigated and all the necessary precautions are being taken.

TOLLEY, James S.
Red Bluff Sentinel, 02 Mar 1878

Death, on his pale horse, again crossed the threshold of mortal man, and this time taking from among us our worthy and esteemed fellow citizen, James S. Tolley. About three weeks ago he was driven to his bed by a violent and sudden illness from which he never recovered; the last few days of his life he lingered upon the narrow brink between life and death in a comatous fever and in great pain, unconscious of things around him, until early Wednesday morning last when Death stepped in and relieved the mortal body of its sufferings - his soul had winged its way to its Maker. He was a man of Herculean frame, and up to the time when the fatal malady fastened itself upon him he had always enjoyed vigorous health. James Simpson Tolley was a native of Michigan, aged 36 years, 1 month and 18 days. In 1860 he immigrated to this State with his parents and family and settled in Trinity county where he followed mining as his occupation, until 1870, when he moved to Tehama county and settled in Red Bluff. He was a man of undaunted courge, of sterling integrity, kind and generous, with a heart that responded to appeals for aid and sympathy from his fellow man, of good business qualifications, all of which gained for him the friendship and esteem of whomsoever cam in contact with him. He served as Deputy Sheriff under ES Cushing (whose term expires next Monday) about two thirds of the latter's regime, when he resigned his position. He was a strong candidate for the nomination for Sheriff before the last Democratic nominating convention, and had he lived would have filled the position of Under Sheriff during the incoming administration of Chas. F Foster, Sheriff-elect. He leaves a devoted wife, three children and four brothers, three sisters to mourn his loss. His untimely death cast a gloom over the entire community, which deeply sympathise with the sorrow stricken family in this their sad hour of bereavement. The funeral obseques took place at the residence of the deceased last Thursday at 10 a.m., and his remains were followed to Oak HillCemetery by a large number of friends.

TRICKEY, Oliver P.
Corning Daily Observer, 16 June 1989

Oliver Perry Trickey 84, Los Molinos, died Wednesday, June 14, at a Red Bluff convalescent home. He was born May 7, 1905 in Berkeley. For 30 years Trickey was a Standard Oil distributor in Stockton. He was also an aircraft pilot since 1927. Survivors include a step-daughter Joy Louise Ten Brink of Los Molinos; a step-son-in-law Bobby Ray Ten Brink; son, Robert Edward Tricky of Vancouver, British Columbia; brother, Johnny Trickey of Modesto; sister, Beatrice MacClintoch of Modesto; three grandchildren, Michael and Jeffrey Trickey and Cindy Nixon, all of Canada and three step-grandchildren. Trickey was preceded in death by his wife, Ivah Trickey and a brother Evan Trickey. At Oliver Trickey's request, no funeral services will be held. Burial will be at the Los Molinos Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hall Brothers Mortuary.

Red Bluff News, 03 Sep 1901

Another Old Citizen Called --
Death of TM Underhill From Illness Contracted on a Mountain Trip

Thomas M. Underhill, an old resident of Tehama county and for many years latterly of Red Bluff, died about 10 o'clock Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. AC Worley. He was taken sick with dysentery about three weeks ago while in the mountains at Big Meadows and the disease becoming more serious he was brought down to the valley and up to last Friday it was thought he was improving. He was a native of Kentucky and had reached the age of 72 years and 4 months. He was an honest and upright man and a good citizen and leaves many friends who will be grieved to hear of his demise. Besides his aged wife, he leaves two sons, EH and JN Underhill, two daughters, Mrs. George Hughes of Antelope and Mrs AC Worley and a brother, Thomas Underhill, living in Tehama. The deceased was a member of Red Bluff Lodge No. 76, IOOF and the funeral will be under the auspices of that order and from the Odd Fellows' Temple at 10 a.m. today.

Red Bluff News, 27 May 1910

The funeral of W.G. Vickers, who died at Coalinga Wednesday, was held from the home of his sister, Mrs. Van Tyne, in Red Bluff yesterday at 10 o'clock.

Corning Daily Observer, 20 June 1989

Pat Volz, 93, of Corning, died Tuesday at a Chico convalescent hospital. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, June 23 at the Mount Olive Cemetery in Puttsburg, Kansas. Volz was born in Montana on July 17, 1895, and lived in Lewiston, Idaho before moving to Corning nine years ago. She is survived by two stepsons, Harry L. Volz of Corning and Walter E. Volz of Diamond Bar; a stepdaughter, Melva M. Thacker of Tigard, Oregon; 14 stepgrandchildren; and numerous stepgreat-grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Hall Brothers Mortuary.

Red Bluff Daily News, 21 Dec 1892

The remains of MS Wadsworth, who died in San Francisco on the 19th ins., will be brought to Red Bluff for burial and will be interred in Oak Hill cemetery where his wife was also laid to rest about a year ago. Deceased was at one time engaged in farming in this county. The funeral which will occur at one o'clock to-day will be under the auspices of Red Bluff Commandery, No. 17. K.T., the deceased having been a member of that organization in Oroville.

WARNER, Abram.J.
Red Bluff Daily News, 28 May 1892

The funeral of AJ Warner took place from his residence, about one mile southwest of Red Bluff, Friday morning at 10 o'clock. A large number of sympathizing friends assisted his sorrowing relatives in performing the last sad rites, which consigned to Mother Earth, in Oak Hill Cemetery, the mortal remains of one of God's noblest works. Mr. Warner was a believer in spiritualism. LV Hitchcock delivered an eulogy at the grave, recounting the life of Mr. Warner, and paying a high tribute to the deceased as an honest, upright man.

WARNER, George H.
Red Bluff Daily News, 12 Apr 2005

George H. Warner, 90, passed away at the home of his son in Palo Cedro on April 9, 2005. George was born on November 11, 1914, to Leslie and Vera Warner in Long Beach, California. He moved to Red Bluff in 1978 following retirement as Branch Chief with the California Department of Fish and Game and employment as a private fisheries consultant. through his career he was involved in efforts to preserve California's anadromous fisheries resources. In 1972, in view of his work, the Western Association of Fish and game Commissioners named him Professional of the Year. For over 30 years George was involved in boy scouting as a scoutmaster and in various leadership roles. He became a mentor and role model for hundreds of young men during their teenage years. He was awarded the Scouting Sliver Beaver Award in recognition of his dedicated services. He loved being in the outdoors. In earlier years, he backpacked to high mountain lakes every summer with his sons. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. two weeks ago he was reeling in several large fish at Shasta Lake. He served in the Army during world War II and was a member of the cone Community United Methodist church. He was actively involved in providing adequate facilities for the Mt. Lassen Church camp near Mineral. he was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise, and his second wife, Doris. He is survived by his sons Paul Warner of Palo Cedro, Philip Warner of Red Bluff and his daughter Gail Tayler of Red Bluff, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of Flowers in Red Bluff at 1:00p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2005. Contributions may be made to Cone Community United Methodist Church in Dairyville, CA.

WATERS, Lavinia
Red Bluff Daily News, 12 Jul 1904

the funeral of Mrs. Lavinia Waters was held from the A.M.E. church at 2 p.m. Sunday, Rev. William Clark officiating. The pall bearers were Thomas Butler, Andrew Scott, GH Martin, Albert Churchhill, Frank Hollman and William Solomon.

Red Bluff News, 16 Jan 1903

Mrs. Mena Weast, wife of Ben L. Weast, died at Redding about 4 o'clock Friday morning from blood poisoning which resulted from a surgical operation performed a short time ago. She was a daughter of Mrs. H. Burrichter of this city and a sister of Mrs. W.L. Weast, Mrs. F. Irwin, Mrs. Tresa Underhill, Miss Louise Burrichter, Henry Burrichter all of this place, and Herman Burrichter of Williams. She leaves one child, a little daughter of five years. She was a native of California and was born near this city August 2, 1871, and was 31 years, 5 months and 7 days of age. The remains will be brought down from Redding on the noon train today and will be taken to the home of her mother on Hickory street west of Jackson. The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday from the M___ Church, the pastor Rev Arthur ___ officiating, and will be under the auspices of Red Bluff ___, L.O.P.M., of which order she was an honored member.

Corning Observer, 16 Jan 1897

In Red Bluff, on Saturday, January 9, 1897, the infant son of F. B. Wentworth, aged 12 days.

WHALEY, Minnie L.
Red Bluff Daily News, 30 Aug 1892

Mrs. Minnie Whaley -- nee Dale -- died suddenly in Sisson Sunday morning. She was dressing her little child, about three 233ks old, when she called to her sister to come to her. In a few minutes she gasped and died. The deceased was well known in Tehama county and was the daughter of Milton Dale. The remains were brought to Red Bluff on the California Express Sunday night and taken to her father's home, from which place the funeral occurred Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. A large number of friends folloed to Oak Hill Cemetery, where the body of the young mother was laid to rest. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad loss.

WHEELER, Charles
Red Bluff Daily News, 30 Oct 1919

The funeral of Charles N. Wheeler was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from Fickert's mortuary chapel on Main street. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. His wife, Mrs. Gertrude Wheeler and daughter, Doris, were extended heartfult sympathies by a large number of friends who attended the services. The family has made a large circle of friends in their two years' residence in this city. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Charles H. Masten. The pall bearers were, WF Montgomery, Walter Stoll, GG Stice, Ernest Taylor, CL Strong and WE Bidwell.

Red Bluff News, 15 Apr 1910

Well Known Man of Lowrey Section Dies
W.W. Wheeler, at the age of 82, died at the home of his son, O.B. Wheeler, at Lowrey, on Wednesday evening at 8:55 o'clock. The funeral will take place on Friday, the interment being at Lowrey. The deceased has been in Tehama county the past fourteen years. He was the father of C.A. Wheeler, of Red Bluff, and the son at whose home he passed his last days.

Red Bluff Daily News, 6 Mar 1898

Mrs. Sarah Wilcox, wife of Martin Wilcox, a well-known farmer of Lowreys, died Friday evening after a long illness. She was 65 years of age and for 26 years had been a resident of the neighborhood where she died. Besides her husband she leaves three children, Mrs. WH Halley, Mrs GML Snelling and Arthur Wilcox. The funeral will be held sunday, the interment being in the Lowrey cemetery. Ruel Snelling, a grandson, who is attending the High School, started for Lowrey Saturday morning to attend the funeral. Mrs. Wilcox was well known and was a good woman.

WILLIAMS, Charlie K.
Red Bluff Daily News, 24 Nov 1944

Recent Arkansas Arrival is Dead - Charlie Kenyard Williams, 77, bricklayer and carpenter, died today at a local hospital. A native of Arkansas, he had been in California for six months and in this community for three. He had been confined to the hospital since Sept. 15. He leaves a son, Lem Williams, of Gravevine, Ark. Funeral services are pending at Fickert's mortuary.

WILSON, Alex. F.
Sacramento Daily Union, 08 Jan 1872

On Thomes Creek, Tehama county, December 14th, Alex. F. Wilson. aged 39 years.

WILSON, Charles H.
San Francisco Call, 05 Jun 1858

At Red Bluff, Tehama county, May 31st, Chas. Henry, only son of James and Elizabeth Wilson, aged 4 years and 9 months.

WILSON, Harry F.
Red Bluff Daily News, 02 Sep 1892

The funeral of the late Harry F. Wilson took place Thursday afternoon from his residence on the corner of Walnut and Potter streets. Rev. HA Mayhew preached the funeral discourse and touched on the noble characteristics of the deceased. The remains were followed to Oak Hill Cemetery by a large number of friends, where was buried the body of a noble, generous and good man. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss. The funeral was conducted by Red Bluff Commandery, No. 40.

Red Bluff News, 05 Nov 1909

An Aged Lady Died Wednesday at Cottonwood
Sarah Francis Winkleman died at the Earle ranch near Cottonwood Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock, at the age of 73 years and 6 months. She came down from Harrison Gulch several days ago in poor health and grew gradually worse until her death. Her son is foreman on the Earl ranch and she died at his home. The remains were taken to Cottonwood yesterday at which place the funeral will be held tomorrow.

WRIGHT, Edmund
Sacramento Union, 10 Jan 1920
Civil War Veteran of Manton Passes On

Special to the Union. Manton, Tehama Co., Jan. 9 - Edmund Wright, a Civil War veteran, passed away Thursday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H.N. Pritchard. The aged soldier was born in England on October 27, 1832, and came to this country in early life. He joined the service of the northern army in 1861 and served two years. In 1889 he crossed the plains and came to California settling in Tehama county. The home of his daughter where he died is just across the line in Shasta county.

Sacramento Union, 11 Jan 1920

At Manton, Tehama Co., January 8, 1920, Edmund Wright, father of Walter Wright of Stockton, San Joaquin county, George Wright and Mrs. H.N. Pritchard of Manton, Herbert Wright of Red Bluff, Tehama county, and Miss Alice Wright of Redding, Shasta county, a native of England, aged 87 years, 2 months and 11 days.