SCOTT, D. G.
Death of a Former Resident—Dr. D. G. Scott,
dentist, of Eureka, Humboldt County, died at his home in
that town on the 27th ult. of apoplexy. Deceased was
formerly a resident of Auburn (having left here about
1862) and was well known in Placer County. He was Deputy
Sheriff under Sam C. Astin, in 1851-2 and Deputy
Treasurer under G. W. Applegate in 1858-9. His wife
(maiden name Virginia McDaniel) was a sister of Judge
Myrea’s first wife. Mr. Scott was, we believe, a
graduate of West Point but did not enter the army owing
to physical disability. The Eureka Telephone, mentioning
his death, says: “Dr. Scott was a cordial, candid
gentleman, firm in his friendships, and one who would
not advance his own interests to the detriment of his
fellow man. During a 15-years’ acquaintance, we have
never had occasion to hold him in other than the highest
esteem, and we have reason to believe that the same need
of praise was generally awarded him in this community.”
Deceased was a native of Bradford County, Pennsylvania,
aged 54 years. The funeral was held under Masonic
auspices. [Placer Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 2-11-1882.
Submitted by KKM]
ALLEN, ELMER J.
Elmer J. Allen Dies of Wounds—Mr. and Mrs. W.
J. Allen of Eureka have been notified that their son,
Pvt. Elmer J. Allen, died of wounds received on Iwo Jima
on March 6. His wife, Mrs. Phyllis Allen, resides at
Willits. Pvt. Allen, 25 years old, joined the Marines in
May 1944 and trained at Camp Pendleton, going overseas
in November. Before entering the service, Allen had been
employed by the A. W. Way Company of Eureka, trucking
lumber from the Rockport Lumber Company. He attended
local schools. Surviving him are his wife, Phyllis and
four-and-a-half-year-old son Kenneth of Willits; his
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Allen of 1410 G
Street, Eureka; his sisters, Mrs. Harold Levitt of
Vallejo and Mrs. Milton Cole of Eureka; and the
following brothers, Richard Allen of Eureka, Jack Allen
of McCann, and Staff Sergeant Chesley S. Allen, who is
serving with the US Army in the South Pacific. [Humboldt
Times, Eureka, Thursday, 4-5-1945. Submitted by KKM]
MARGARET nee PETERS
Margaret Balke Succumbs Here—ARCATA, Aug. 18. Mrs.
Herman C. (Margaret) Balke of Crannell passed away this
morning in a Eureka hospital. Mrs. Balke, 64, was born
in Humboldt County and had lived here all her life. She
was a member of the Crannell Woman's Club. She is
survived by her husband; two sons, William C. and Jack
Balke of Crannell; two brothers, George and William
Peters of Arcata; three sisters, Marie Reeves of Arcata,
Katherine Peters of Santa Rosa, and Ann Kirkpatrick of
Trinidad; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral
arrangements are being made by Paul's Mortuary.
[Humboldt Times, Eureka, Thursday, 8-19-1943 Submitted
BORGES, JOSEPH F.
Newburg Marine Killed on Iwo—Pfc. Joseph F.
Borges, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Borges of Newburg,
was killed in action on Iwo Jima on Feb. 21, according
to a War Department telegram received by his parents.
Private Borges, who died in the frontal assault on the
Japanese bastion, joined the Marine Corps on March 13,
1944. He was born in Arcata and was the oldest son among
seven boys. Seven sisters also survive. They are Mrs.
Mary Worth, Misses Rose and Georgina Borges, all of
Arcata; Mrs. Alex Freitas of Sacramento; Mrs. Clemy
Estrada of Patterson; and Olinda and Irene Borges of
Newburg. Brothers are Frank, George, Manuel, John,
Raymond, and Albert Borges, all of Newburg. [Humboldt
Times, Eureka, Tuesday, 3-31-1945. Submitted by KKM]
Eugene Lewis Killed on Iwo—Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lewis of
Weitchpec have been notified that their son, Pvt. Eugene
Lewis, US Marines, was killed in action March 9 on Iwo
Jima. Pvt. Lewis, 19 years old, had attended Morek
school and enlisted in the Marine Corps in April 1944.
He trained at San Diego and went overseas last November.
He is survived by his parents and the following brothers
and sisters, all of Weitchpec: Andrew Lewis Jr.,
Sylvester, Lorraine, Arvada and Marian Lewis, and Mrs.
Samuel Young. [Humboldt Times, Eureka, Wednesday,
4-4-194. Submitted by KKM]
Gilbert Madsen Killed in Italy—Pfc. Gilbert John Madsen
of Eureka was killed in action in Italy on March 3. The
War Department has notified his uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Rudolph B. Madsen, 3125 California Street. Madsen,
24, was born in Norway, where his parents still reside.
Before entering the army, he was employed by the Holmes
Eureka Lumber Company. He was a member of Sons of
Norway, Fram lodge, and of the Eagles. He entered the
army in July 1943 and trained at Camp Abbott, Oregon,
and Camp Hale, Colorado. Transferred to Camp Swift,
Texas, he trained with the 10th Light Division and went
overseas in December 1944. [Humboldt Times, Eureka,
Tuesday, 3-27-1945. Submitted by KKM]
John D. Martin Dies in Battle—Gunner’s Mate 3/c John
Dayton Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Martin of Willow
Creek, has been killed in action while serving with the
Pacific battle fleet, according to information received
here. Martin was a brother of Lincoln B. Martin, AAM
2/c, also with the Navy, who enlisted in September 1943
and is presently stationed in Oklahoma. Other relatives
are his sister, Miss Doris Martin of San Francisco, and
his grandmother, Mrs. Delphia Flower, also of Willow
Creek. Martin was born on July 23, 1922, attended the
county school and graduated from Arcata High School in
the class of June 1942, enlisting immediately afterward.
He received his basic training at Camp Farragut and was
later stationed at Treasure Island before being shipped
out to the battle zone. He was home on a 30-day leave
last May. Several aunts and uncles also survive.
[Humboldt Times, Eureka, Friday, 4-20-1945. Submitted by
Confederate Veteran, Last Civil War Link in Eureka,
Dies—EUREKA, July 7. Daniel Hugh McTavish, 96, last
Civil War veteran in northwestern California, died in
Eureka yesterday. He was a native of Ireland and came to
this country as a boy. McTavish served in the
Confederate Army during the Civil War and later as a
dispatch rider in the Indian War of 1877. His parents
lived to the ages of 105 and 101. Military funeral
services will be held tomorrow. [Sacramento Bee,
Tuesday, 7-7-1942. Submitted by KKM]
Fortuna Man Dies in Action—Private First Class Romolda
Natt of Fortuna was reported killed in action in
Germany, March 22, according to the War Department
telegram received by his wife. Pfc. Natt was born in
Arcata where he attended schools. He was employed in the
woods for the Pacific Lumber Company for three years
before entering the Army in May 1944. He received his
infantry training at Camp Roberts, reporting overseas in
November to France where he took part in the Belgium
drive, receiving the Combat Infantryman pin. His three
children, Donald, 3; Dorothy Mae, 2; and Lillian, 3
months old, live in Fortuna. Other relatives are his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Natt; two brothers, Robert
and Sandy Jr.; and an uncle, Cornelius Natt, all of
Fortuna; his grandmother, Mary Natt; and aunt, Lilah
Crutchfield of Blue Lake. [Humboldt Times, Eureka,
Tuesday, 4-17-1945. Submitted by KKM]
Sgt. Pidgeon Is Killed on Luzon—Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Pidgeon of Arcata have been notified that their son,
Sgt. Jack Pidgeon, 30, was killed in action March 31 on
Luzon. Sgt. Pidgeon was serving in the 161st Infantry,
25th Division. He was inducted in September 1942,
trained at Camp Roberts, and went overseas to New
Zealand for additional training. He had participated in
the Philippine invasion and the Lingayen Gulf invasion
of January of this year. The soldier had not long ago
been awarded the Bronze Star medal. The soldier attended
schools in Eureka and Arcata and was for several years
employed by the H. H. Buhne Company. Also surviving are
Sgt. Pidgeon’s wife, Barbara of Salt Lake City, Utah,
and his sister, Frances Thompson of Eureka. [Humboldt
Times, Eureka, 4-22-1945. Submitted by KKM]
PRICE, ELLA CONSTANCE nee BRETT
Mrs. Price Dies; Rites Wednesday—With Rev. J. Eldon
Anderson officiating, funeral services for Mrs.
Constance Brett Price of 2133 Spring Street, who died
Sunday evening at a local hospital, will be held at 3:30
Wednesday afternoon in Pierce Chapel. Interment will be
at Greenwood Cemetery, Arcata. Born at Willow Creek 38
years ago, Mrs. Price had resided in Eureka eight years.
She is survived by her children, Kenton and Barbara
Light Price of Eureka; brother, Rodney Brett of Eureka;
sisters, Mrs. John Robinson and Mrs. Howard Melendy of
Eureka and Mrs. Ralph Case of Redwood City; and several
nieces and nephews. [Humboldt Times, Eureka, 4-17-1945.
Submitted by KKM]
H. F. Schetter, 79, Taken by Death—Herman Frederick
Schetter, 79 years of age, died in a Eureka sanitarium
Sunday morning. A native of San Francisco, Schetter had
resided in this area for the past 35 years. He had been
in ill health for several years. He is survived by a
sister, Mrs. Mary C. Bridges; a nephew, Floyd S.
Bridges, both of Eureka; and several other relatives
residing in other parts of the country. Private funeral
services will be conducted at 2 o’clock today in the
chapel at Ocean View Crematorium with Rev. Robert Read
officiating. En-nichement will be in Mount Olivet
Columbarium in San Francisco. The Sanders Mortuary
handled funeral arrangements. [Humboldt Times, Eureka,
Tuesday, 4-17-1945. Submitted by KKM]
HENRY STUART, JOHN
The Terrible Murders in Humboldt—The Humboldt Times of
November 16th has the following particulars of the late
murders on Mad River: On the 7th inst. One of the most
brutal and terrible outrages was committed by Indians
that we have been called upon to chronicle. At Brehmer’s
ranch on Mad River, about 20 miles above Arcata, were
living Mr. Brehmer, John Stuart, Christian and Henry
Lemcke, and another man, engaged in tending and raising
stock. On the morning of the 7th, they had all started
out to look after their cattle in different directions.
Towards evening as Henry Lemcke was returning home, when
within four or five miles of the house, he received a
rifle shot in the back, just under the right shoulder,
which felled him senseless from his horse. In a few
moments he returned to consciousness and with his
presence of mind. A number of hideous savages were
engaged in stripping him of his apparel in no gentle
manner, and realizing that his only chance was to feign
death, by a powerful effort of the will he succeeded.
After the Indian monsters had stripped him naked, they
started off; but one immediately turned back, and
placing a revolver within a few feet of his head, fired.
The ball just grazed his neck, causing the gravel to fly
up into it with such force as to cause severe pain.
Still he remained perfectly quiet, whereupon the Indians
left and were soon lost sight of in the timber. He then
jumped up and started for the house, naked as he was,
but had not proceeded over half a mile when he met his
brother’s horse running without his rider. He then knew
that his brother Christian was slain. He succeeded in
catching the horse and mounting him, started home; but
he grew so deadly faint and sick from his wound that he
was obliged to alight frequently. When he got home, none
of the party who had started out in the morning had
returned; so he was obliged to start for the nearest
neighbor’s who lived a number of miles distant. He soon
met Brehmer and his companion, who, up to this time,
knew nothing of their extreme danger. They immediately
returned and afforded the young man what relief they
could, but the wound was mortal and he died before
morning. On the very next day, Capt. Work was coming
through this road, it being the regular mail route
between Arcata and Weaverville, accompanied by a small
detachment of his company. He says he had just remarked
to his men “that he felt very much depressed in
spirits,” when, on looking up, he beheld the mangled
dead bodies of John Stuart and Christian Lemcke. The
body of Stuart bore the traces of having been dragged
some distance. The nose was torn off, eyes gouged out,
lips and ears cut off, arrows stuck in his flesh, and
his body most indecently and inhumanly cut up and
mangled. “Never,” says the Captain, “in my life was I so
overcome by my feelings, as I was on beholding this
terrible sight in this lonely prairie.” John Stuart was
aged about 34 years and was beloved and respected by all
who knew him. He had considerable property there in
stock. The Lemcke brothers were likewise peaceable and
good citizens, Germans by birth. They had a number of
hundred head of cattle in that vicinity, which they were
herding at the time they met their unhappy doom.
[Sacramento Daily Union, Friday, 11-29-1861. Submitted
DIED. In Eureka, Humboldt county, Feb. 19, Charles
Harkin, aged 56 years. Feb. 20, Thomas Logan, aged 36
years. [Source: San Francisco Bulletin (Wednesday, 16
Mar. 1870) transcribed by FoFG mz ]
Northwest Dead Mrs. Lucretia A. Huntington, wife of Rev.
C. A. Huntington, well known to all old-times from a
several years’ residence in Olympia, along in the ‘60’s,
died at Eureka, Cal., November 14, at the age of 79
years. Mrs. Huntington was a lady of exemplary
character. [The Oregonian (Portland, OR) Monday,
December 14, 1896 -- Jim Dezotell]
In Eureka, Cal., December 24, 1907, Edward Schnitzler,
beloved father of Ella and Austin Schnitzler, a native
of Germany aged 49 years, member of Eureka Lodge of
Hermann Sons. [Source: San Jose Mercury News (Sunday, 29
Dec. 1907) transcribed by FoFG mz ]
Randolph [Coos Co., OR] Items -- W.H. Ellery,
who worked for Mr. Dunham two or three years ago, was
accidentally killed by a log rolling over him at
Newburg, Humboldt county, California, a couple of months
since. He was married a year ago, and was a noble young
man. [Coquille City Herald, July 2, 1889 pg. 1 .
Submitted by Robyn Greenlund]
EUREKA, Cal., Aug. 11. – James McCartney, one of the 12
survivors of the charge of the Light Brigade at the
battle of Balaklava in the Crimean war, died at his home
here today, aged 81. McCartney joined the British army
when he was 16-year-old boy. Later he served under
General Grant in the Civil war. While serving under
English colors, McCartney attended the famous banquet
given the Light Brigade by Queen Victoria. [Source: San
Jose Mercury News (Saturday, 12 Aug. 1916) transcribed
by FoFG mz ]
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at
Eversole Mortuary for Vernetta Phillips. Surrounded by
her family, the longtime redwood Valley resident died
peacefully at her home Friday, Sept. 10, 1999. She was
89.Born April 13, 1910, Ida Vernetta Cantrall was the
youngest of her nine brothers and sisters. Her parents,
Andrew J. and Ida Brooks Cantrall, raised their family
on their cattle ranch in Jess Valley in Modoc County. Vernetta,
or “Vernie” as she was known by many, attended the one
room Jess Valley School, graduated from Modoc High
School in Alturas and completed business college in
Chico. She was employed at the Modoc County Courthouse
in Alturas before her marriage to Leslie Phillips in
1935. The couple moved to Ukiah with their son, Jerry,
in 1947, and to Redwood Valley in 1956. Vernetta worked
as a clerk in the Mendocino County Auditor's Office
until her retirement in 1974, shortly before the death
of her husband. She was active in the valley's Christian
Women's Club and Interfaith Bible Studies and was a
member of Redwood Valley Community Church. As an
involved grandparent, she was a faithful supporter of
Deep Valley Christian School. Family and friends will
remember her as an accomplished seamstress and
needlepoint worker as well as a great cook and gracious
hostess. She is survived by a son, Jerry, and his wife,
Louise, of Redwood Valley; granddaughters Michelle
Tompkins of Fresno, and Jennifer Fernandes, Geraldine
Ramsey and Nicole Phillips, all of Redwood Valley; and
grandsons Andrew Phillips of Ukiah and Patrick Phillips
of Redwood Valley. Also surviving are step-daughters
Billie Dove Vieira of Quincy and Willo Rose of
Cloverdale, 10 great-grandchildren, 11
step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Eversole
Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements. Burial
will be in Russian River Cemetery. Memorial
contributions in Mrs. Phillips' name to Hospice of
Ukiah, Inc., or Deep Valley Christian School in Redwood
Valley are encouraged by the family.[Source: The Ukiah
Daily Journal – Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999. Transcribed by
TURNER, JOHN W.
DIED. In Eureka, Cal., April 14, 1904, John W.
Turner, aged 56 years. [Source: Evening News (Saturday,
16 Apr. 1904) transcribed by FoFG mz ]
Friends are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow
(Monday), April 18, at 2 o’clock p.m. from the family
residence. No. 614 South Second street. Internment Oak
BRAY, HERBERT RAY
Herbert Raymond Bray was born Feb. 6, 1937, in
San Francisco. He died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, in
Ukiah at the age of 62. Mr. Bray was the son of the late
Frances and Clarence “Bud” Siemer of Ukiah and Carl and
Lois Bray of Eugene, Ore. He came to Ukiah as a young
boy from San Francisco. He is survived by his wife,
Marti Bray of Ukiah; daughter. Tamara and Jimmy Chairez
of Ukiah; son, Daniel and Louise Bray of Tehachapi;
sister, Maryann and Bart Garbocci of Ukiah; brothers,
Mark Haines and his companion Shirley Mitchell of Ukiah,
and Steve and Jackie Siemer of Idaho, grandchildren,
Anna and Emilie Chairez of Ukiah, and Gary Ray Bray of
Tehachapi. Numerous nephews and nieces also survive. Mr.
Bray took an early retirement in 1998 from Masonite
after 43 years of employment. He was known to most
Ukiahans as “the ice cream man.” Mr. Bray and his
deceased wife, Barbara, owned and operated the Ukiah ice
cream vending scooter and truck from 1962 to 1986. His
hobbies included fishing, mechanic work and woodworking.
He was a “jack-of-all-trades” to most friends and
family. Mr. Bray was an active member of Friends of the
County Park. Memorial contributions to Hospice of Ukiah,
Inc., InHome Health Care, or Friends of the County Park
are preferred by the family. Arrangements are under the
direction of Eversole Mortuary. [Source: The Ukiah Daily
Journal – Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999. Transcribed by Debbie
One Drowns, Four Missing Off Bay Jetty
Boat overturns in surf Scotia man's body found
Times Standard Dec 23, 1985
EUREKA — At least one man died and four others were
still missing this morning after a small boat
overturned in high surf Sunday near the
entrance to Humboldt Bay.
The dead man was identifed as John Henry, 56, of
Scotia. The names of the missing were being withheld
by authorities this morning while a search
The accident occurred amid 10- to 15-foot waves,
about 100 yards from shore just south of the south
jetty, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Mike
None of the five men aboard the 19-foot open craft
was wearing a life jacket, he said.
The cause of the capsizing was not known at press
A nearby fishing vessel notified the Coast Guard of
the accident about noon. The vessel's crew could not
spot anyone in the water, and
could not get any closer to help because of the
heavy surf, Johnson said.
The Coast Guard immediately sent out a 30-foot surf
rescue boat, a 44- foot motor lifeboat and a
The Humboldt County Sheriff's Department also
dispatched a land party and a 20-foot rescue boat to
Henry was pulled from the water by the Coast Guard
and was taken to St. Joseph Hospital, where attempts
to revive him were unsuccessful.
The Coast Guard helicopter spotted another person in
the water, but could not come in for a rescue
because of the surf, Johnson said.
The chopper remained on the scene for an hour and 40
minutes, but was forced to leave when heavy fog
The 44-foot lifeboat searched until dark, while the
Sheriff's Department continued its shoreline search
for several hours into the night.
The Coast Guard helicopter and motor lifeboat and
the sheriff's land party resumed the search for
bodies early this morning.
Also participating in the rescue effort was the
Loleta Volunteer Fire
Search For Bodies
EUREKA - The Sheriffs Department is continuing its
search for the bodies of four men who were
aboard a boat that capsized Sunday near the entrance
to Humboldt Bay.
"As long as we continue to find debris, we will
maintain an active search," said Deputy Brad Smith,
who is assigned to the sheriff's search and rescue
Some debris from the 19-foot vessel was found inside
the bay near the Coast Guard station on the north
spit, Smith said.
"Deputies and volunteers from the Sheriff's Posse
will patrol the beaches and bay again today. Smith
said. Heavy fog probably will prevent the searchers
from heading out to sea.
Still missing are Larry Blaine, 47, of Fortuna; Gary
Blaine, 23, of Eureka; Terry Bottoms, 37, of
Eureka; and Jim Guyton, 39, of Fortuna. The body of
a fifth man on board, John Henry, 56, of Scotia, was
recover by the Coast Guard Sunday.
Search Continues; four
missing men identified
Times Standard Dec 24, 1985
EUREKA - The Humboldt County Sheriff's Department is
continuing its search for four of five crab
fishermen who were aboard a boat that capsized
Sunday in the surf near the entrance of Humboldt
Missing and presumed drowned are Larry Blaine, 47,
Gary Blaine, 23, of Eureka; Terry Bottoms, 37, of
Eureka; and Jim Guyton, 39, of Fortuna.
The body of John Henry, 56, of Scotia, was recoverd
by the Coast Guard Monday near the spot where the
19-foot craft capsized in heavy seas while the men
were tending crab pots set close to shore near the
The Coast Guard has suspended its sea search for the
missing men, but the sheriff's search of the
shoreline will continue, according to Steve Cobine,
deputy sheriff in charge of the department's marine
search and rescue posse.
The accident is still under investigation, but
investigators think they have discovered the cause,
"It appears that one of the lines from the crab pots
the men were tending became fouled in the boat's
propeller and the engine died," he said. "The boat
drifted into the surf near the south jetty and
As far as is known, none of the men was wearing a
life jacket at the time they were thrown into the
water, Cobine said.
A Coast Guard spokesman from the McKinleyville air
station said the formal search by the Coast Guard
had been suspended, but air and sea units will
continue to look for debris or bodies from the craft
during routine patrols.
Cobine said the current is running northward from
the spot where the boat capsized and searchers
combing the beach are concentrating their efforts in
the area between the pulp mills and the community of
Manila on the Samoa peninsula.
Coast Guard aircraft covered the area from the Eel
River mouth north to Trinidad Head Monday, but
Cobine said the current's drift probably would beach
the bodies on the peninsula.
Sheriff Department patrol craft will also continue
to search the heavy surf off shore, Cobine added.
dead in fishing accident
The Press Enterprise
Two former Riverside residents and a third man have
been missing since Dec. 22, when their boat capsized
in the Pacific Ocean near Eureka in Northern
The bodies of two other men have been recovered.
Former Riverside residents Jim Guyton, 39, and Terry
Bottoms, 37, were still missing yesterday, but they
were presumed dead, according to the Humboldt County
Sheriffs Department. Also missing was Gary Blaine,
23, of Eureka.
The five men were crab fishing about noon when one
of the lines attached to a crab ring caught in their
boat's propeller, causing the engine to stop, the
sheriffs department reported. The boat drifted and
capsized near the entrance to Humboldt Harbor, near
The body of John Henry, 56, of Scotia, was found
near the accident Dec. 22, authorities said.
The body of Larry Blaine, 57, of Fortuna, was
recovered about 20 miles north of the crash site on
Sunday. Scotia and Fortuna are south of Eureka.
A marine posse from the sheriffs department is
expected to continue to search for Guyton, of
Fortuna; Bottoms, of Eureka, and Gary Blaine, the
son Larry Blaine.
Guyton, who lived in Riverside for about 15 years
until five years ago, had worked for the city of
Riverside in the motor pool, said his sister,
Barbara Guyton, of Riverside. He was married with
Bottoms, married to Guyton's sister Donna, had three
children. Bottoms lived in Riverside for several
years before moving about three years ago.
Guyton's father and stepmother are Francis "Pete"
Guyton and Michelle "Mickey" Guyton of Riverside.
His mother is Cordie Viano, of Long Beach. He had
four sisters and one brother, of whom Dave and
Barbara still live in Riverside.
Submitter Barb Z. Several weeks after the accident
two of the four missing men's bodies were found down
the coast a ways and the bodies of Jim Guyton and
Terry Bottoms were never found
A year later the Court declared the remaining
missing men legally dead.
All submitted by Barb Z.
HAINLINE, WESLEY, JOHN
DIED. In Eureka, Cal., January 2, 1911, John Wesley,
husband of Lucy Hainline, aged 54. [Source: Evening
News (Saturday, 7 Jan. 1911) transcribed by FoFG mz
GILMORE, JOHN G.
John G. Gilmore, 81 of Eureka California,
died in a Eureka hospital, September 8, after a long
illness. He was born June 13, 1877 in Kerby, Oregon.
He was the son of David M. Gilmore and Mary F.
Gilmore early settlers of the Illinois Valley. He
lived his early years in the valley and worked most
of his life as a miner and a farmer. He also drove
stage coast in eastern Oregon and other routes of
the west. He is survived by a brother, William E,
Gilmore of Eureka and a sister Maude Brown Hedden of
Arcata California, nephews Vess Clark of Hayfork
California Charles Gilmore, Klamath Falls Oregon
Vern Gilmore Happy camp California David Gilmore
Eureka, Arthur Brown Kings Bay California and Robert
Brown of Honeydew California. Nieces Ethel Wolfe
Lodi ca, Katherine Fennimore, Los Angeles Ca.,
Jessie White Richmond Ca. Marie March, Willetts Ca.
Alice Barker Elk Grove Ca. Hattie Hogue Gold Beach
Oregon, Pauline Deo, Eureka, Francis Corsetti
Eureka, Minnie Hall Gold beach, Ada Johnston,
Wedderburn Oregon. 27 Great nieces and nephews 29
great great nieces and nephews Funeral services were
held at Cooper Mortuary chapel of the ferns
internment at the ocean view cemetery in Eureka
California. [( Unknown Source ) - September 1958
Contributed by Sally Yarbrough]
Near San Jose, Nov. 4, 1903 Jacob Nason of Eureka,
Humboldt county, Cal., a native of New Brunswick,
aged 48 years. [ Source: Evening News (Thursday, 5
Nov. 1903) transcribed by FoFG mz ]
TOWER, MORTON L.
EUREKA, Cal., March 17. – Morton L. Tower,
engineer in charge of the government jetty
construction work of the entrance to Humboldt bay,
died late today from injuries received Thursday when
he and three others fell from a high trestle in a
track car. He had been in charge of the work since
it was begun in March, 1912. Lieutenant Colonel
Thomas E. Rees of the engineering department of the
western division of the army, who also was injured
in the same accident, was reported as improving
today. [ Source: San Jose Mercury News (Sunday, 18
Apr. 1914) transcribed by FoFG mz ]
On the 26th March, in Eureka City, Daniel Ryan,
formerly of Wisconsin, aged about 38 years. [Source:
California Farmer and Journal of Useful Sciences
(San Francisco, CA) Thursday, 5 Apr. 1855;
transcribed by Marla Zwakman ]
SMITH, EMMA L.
DIED, In Eureka, Humboldt County, Cal.,
October 23, Emma L., wife of Charles H. Smith, aged
22 years. [ Source: Territorial Enterprise (7 Nov.
1874) transcribed by FoFG MZ ]
DIED. At Star City, Humboldt county, N. T.,
March 4th, Henry O. G. Smeathman, a native of
England, aged 47 years. [Source: San Francisco
Bulletin (Wednesday, 16 Mar. 1864) transcribed by
FoFG mz ]
Bert J. Squire passed away September 26, 1971. A
resident of 439 East street Trinidad, Ca. Husband of
Frances A. Squire of Eureka, father of Mrs. Juanita
Buell of Arcata, Mrs. Virginia McGruder of Eureka,
Bert E. and Edwin G. Squire both of Cave Junction,
Oregon. Brother of Jesse M. Squire of Earlimart, Ca.
He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 3 great
grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Having lived in Humboldt County for the past 14
years, Mr. Squire homesteaded on property at
Thompson Creek in Illinois Valley after he was
discharged from the US Army. He was a veteran of
World war one aged 77. He was a native of Glendale,
Ca. Services were at Chapel of Ferns Cooper mortuary
on Wednesday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m. with the
Reverend Wendell Ensor of the United First Methodist
Church officiating. Private concluding services
followed at Ocean View Cemetery in Eureka, Ca.
[Illinois Valley News (Cave Junction, OR) - October
7, 1971 Contributed by Sally Yarbrough]
Died – September, 1877, near Springville,
Humboldt county, California, Harriette Elizabeth,
daughter of N. W. and Martha A. Hawn, aged 5 years,
4 months and 1 day [The East Oregonian (Pendleton,
OR) – Saturday, October 6, 1877. Submitted by Jim
- January 26, 1967, 1607 Glatt St., Eureka.
Husband of Elvira Breault of Eureka. Father of Mrs.
Rose Mary Beckwith of Eureka and Francis J. Breault
of Las Vegas. Stepfather of Mrs. Howard Deeter of
Seattle. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews. Prior to his illness he
had been employed at Eureka Woolen Mills. A native
of Kansas. Age 77. Rosary will be recited at Sanders
Funeral Home, Sunday, January 29 at 8 30 p.m.
Services will be held at Sanders Mortuary Chapel,
Monday, January 30 at 9:30 a m. thence to St.
Bernard’s Catholic Church for Requiem Mass
commencing at 10 a m. Pallbearers, Armand Hebert,
Kenneth Svenson, Leonard Devoy, David Bradburn, Jack
Butcher, Lewis Wilson. Interment will follow at St.
Bernard’s Cemetery. [Eureka Humboldt Times Sunday
January 29, 1967. Submitted by Maurene Miller]
— Jan. 26, 1967, 112 West Simpson, Eureka. Father of
Mrs. Lois Renner of Ferndale. Brother of Albert
Cavanaugh of Ferndale. Richard Perry of Fortuna,
Fria May Hessen of San Pedro. Grandfather of Ronald,
Maralyn, David, Robin and Timothy Renner, all of
Ferndale. A native of Portland, Ore. Age 68.
Services will be held at Chapel of the Citizens
Mortuary Monday, January 30, at 1:30 p.m. with
Father Albert Gray officiating. Private interment:
Ferndale Cemetery. [Eureka Humboldt Times Sunday
January 29, 1967. Submitted by Maurene Miller]
– Jan. 28. Miranda. Husband of Joan Maher of
Miranda, father of Russell Maher of McKinleyville,
Rodney Maher of Menlo Park, Ronald Maher of Arcata,
Pvt. E-2 Raymond Maher, U.S. Army; brother of Mrs.
Howard Den Beste of Crawford, Colo., Mrs. Phyllis
Schrader of Eugene, Ore., Mrs. Joe Brand of Eugene,
Ore. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces
and four grandchildren. He was president of the
C.S.E.A. A native of Crawford, Colo., age 51.
Services will be held at Riverwood Chapel in
Garberville Monday, Jan. 30 at 11 a m. with Pastor
Edwin Svendsen officiating. Interment in Ocean View
Cemetery. [Eureka Humboldt Times Sunday January 29,
1967. Submitted by Maurene Miller]
- Jan. 26, 1967, Rt. I, Box 46, Arcata.
Daughter of Mrs. Jennie Gallacci of Arcata. Sister
of Josephine, Margaret, John, Donald and Eugene
Gallacci, all of Arcata, Mrs. Frank Sobol, Mrs.
Wallace Turner and Mrs. Darrell Atkins, also of
Arcata, Mrs. Nick Dellabalma of Elk River and Mrs.
Leo Pawlus of Eureka. She is survived by numerous
nieces and nephews. She had been employed for many
years in the office of the Georgia-Pacific
Corporation. Member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic
Church, A native of Arcata. Age 53. Rosary will be
recited at Chapel of the Redwoods Sunday, Jan. 29,
at 8 p.m. Services will be held at Chapel of the
Redwoods Monday, Jan. 30, at 9:30 am. Thence to St.
Mary’s Catholic Church for Requiem Mass at 10 a m.
with Father John Meenan officiating. Pallbearers:
Francis Sobol, Gary Sobol, Donald Dellabalma,
Raymond Dellabalma, Darrell Lee Atkins and Terry
Atkins. Interment: St. Mary’s Roman Catholic
Cemetery, Arcata. [Eureka Humboldt Times Sunday
January 29, 1967. Submitted by Maurene Miller]
ROBERTS – Florence May Roberts of Rio Del,
California, passed away May 7, 1963 in Eureka,
California. She was born February 29, 1876 near
Coffeyville, Kansas. She was preceded in death by
her husband, George A. Roberts on December 3, 1926.
She was a former resident of the Marcola-Springfield
area for many years. She was a member of the
Springfield Christian Church. She is survived by
two sons: Morris E. Roberts of Rio Del, California,
Ernest L. Roberts of Springfield; five children; six
great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2
sons: Sylvan E. Roberts and Walter H. Roberts.
Memorial services will be held on May 11, 1963 at
10:30 a.m. in the Springfield Christian Church.
Reverend James Fraley officiating. In lieu of
flowers, it has been requested that those who wish
may donate to the Springfield Christian Church
Memorial Fund. Buell Chapel in charge of
arrangements. [The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene,
OR) – Wednesday, May 8, 1963. Submitted by JD]