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Funeral Services Held Yesterday for Mrs. Hazel Reamer    
Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel H. Reamer, a Southland resident for three decades, were held yesterday in Pierce Brothers Hollywood Chapel, 5959 Santa Monica Blvd. Interment was at Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery. Officiating was Rev. Kenneth O. Eaton, pastor of the Congregational Church of Northridge.     Born in Kansas, Mrs. Reamer of 6602 Aldea Ave, Van Nuys, died Tuesday at age 78. She is survived by five daughters: Mmes. Winifred Hendrickson, Eldene Adair, Josephine Galloway, Virginia Mertens, Nancy Ann Penix; two sons, Ellis Ray Reamer and W.G. Reamer; 25 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. [January 29, 1967 Valley News, Van Nuys California Submitted by Shauna Williams ]

Mrs. Mary Palmer dies in California Word of the death of Mrs. Mary E. Palmer, widow of the late W.H. Palmer and a former resident of Reno, where she resided for many years, was received yesterday from Los Angeles. She was 92 years of age, and is survived by three daughters and a son, Mrs. Mae E. Tilay of Yerington, Mrs. Grace E. Rasmussen of Burbank Cal.; Mrs. Rena E. Simmons of Los Angeles and W. H. Palmer of Los Angeles. [1929-10-13 Nevada State Journal Submitted by Barbara Ziegenmeyer]

Lillian Hixson Phillips, 88, died at her home in Huntington Park, Calif., following a long illness.   Born in Clinton, Iowa, on Oct. 25, 1893, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hixon, she moved to Rock Falls at the age of two.  She was the widow of the late Glen A. Phillips, also of Rock Falls.   Survivors include two daughters, Carol Sechrist, Huntington Park, Calif., and Mildred Budzak, Upland, Calif.; two grandchildren; and one great grandson.   She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Ervin, Herbert and Lawrence. [The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 11, 1983 - Tuesday   Submitted by Melva Taylor ]

Died. Gene Stratton Porter, 56, novelist and lecturer, author of Freckles, A Girl of the Limberlost, Michael O'Halloran; in Los Angeles, from injuries received when her motor collided with a street car. [Time Magazine, Monday, Dec. 15, 1924, sub. by K. Torp]

Conduct Rites For Publisher, Judge Palmer     Private funeral services for Judge Harlan G. Palmer, owner and publisher of the Hollywood Citizen-News for 45 years, were held yesterday at 11 a.m. in Hollywood Cemetery Chapel. Judge Palmer, 71, succumbed to extended illness Wednesday night in Good Samaritan hospital.     The Rev. Withmore E. Beardsley of Hollywood Congregational Church officiated at the service. Committal followed in Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family had requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to Hollywood YMCA. Came West in 1911 The judge was Hollywood's first practicing attorney, a former jurist, and as an editor and publisher he was vigorous campaigner against crime, gambling and alleged police pay-offs.     Judge Palmer was born in LeRoy, Minn., on March 19, 1885. He attended the University of Minnesota for two years, then purchased the weekly paper in his home town and edited it for two years.      For the next three years he took his invalid father's place at the head of a retail lumber and coal business, then came to California in 1911.     He bought the Hollywood Citizen, then a weekly, in 1911. In the fall of that year he enrolled in the University of California Law School. He passed the State Bar examination in 1913 and set up practice in Hollywood. Ran Close Race   In 1915 he was appointed one of six judges of the Los Angeles Justice Court, now the Municipal Court system. He was elected to the same post in 1918 and resigned in 1921 when conversion of his paper to a daily required all his time.  In later years he served as a member of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners and lated as special attorney for the City Council in an investigation of that board.  In 1936 he ran against Dist. Atty. Buron L. Fitts for that post, and received 48 1/2% of the vote cast.     For three years he served as president of the Southern California Editorial Association, forerunner of the California Newspaper Publishers' Association, and in recent years was a director of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and a director of the Audit Bureau of Circulation.     In the latter post he represented newspapers in Mountain and Pacific time zones. Many Pay Tribute     Civic officials and leaders at all levels, business and social associates in Judge Palmer's many fields of endeavor, and "just plain friends" have made public and private expression of sorrow in the publisher's passing, and the City Council adjourned in tribute to his memory, with the County Board of Supervisors likewise paying tribute.  Judge Palmer leaves his widow Ethelyn H., three sons, Harlan Jr., Byron and Ralph; a daughter Peggy Palmer, two brothers Judge William J. Palmer and Orland T. Palmer, a sister Zuma, and nine grandchildren.     Utter McKiney-Strother Mortuary in Hollywood was in charge of arrangements. [July 29, 1956 Valley News, Van Nuys California Submitted by Shauna Williams ]

Died. Cornelius Cole, 102, oldest ex-U. S. Senator; in Los Angeles. He was a placer-miner in California in '49, knew well the bravest days of the Golden State—the stagecoach, the pony-express, the vigilantes. Lincoln's friend, he heard the Gettysburg address, was with the President on the day of his assassination. He was one of the twelve who organized the Central Pacific Railroad; the last of that stern company of senators who impeached President Andrew Johnson. [Time Magazine, Monday, Nov. 17, 1924, sub. by K. Torp]  

Edmond, OK--ROBERT C. DIENZ, 77, of Edmond, Ok., passed away Oct. 14, 1990. He was born in Hamburg, Germany May 22, 1913. He lived most of his life in Los Angeles, Ca. He was founder and president of Dienz & Zimmerman, Inc. Construction Company of Los Angeles. Bob and Norma Dienz moved to Oklahoma 6 years ago to be with their daughter, Cherry Barnett and granddaughter, Cynthia Barnett. He leaves his loving wife, Norma, of Edmond; his daughters, Cherry Dienz Barnett of OKC, Constance Saxe and her husband, Adrian Saxe of Los Angeles, Ca.; and his granddaughter, Cynthia Barnett. He lived life to the fullest and was a great and loving man - generous of spirit. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held in Los Angeles. --[Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - October 17, 1990  Contributed by A. Newell]

Peter Finch's funeral today    
Funeral services for British actor Peter Finch are scheduled for this morning in Beverly Hills. Mass is scheduled for 11 am at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 505 N. Bedford Drive, to be immediately followed by burial at Hollywood Memorial Park.  Pierce Brothers is handling funeral arrangements. A spokesman said the Finch family has requested that person desiring to make donations may send them to the Motion Picture Country Home.  Finch died of an apparent heart attack last Friday morning at the UCLA Medical Center. [ January 18, 1977 Valley News, Van Nuys California Submitted by Shauna Williams ]

Santa Clarita, CA--Pilar Girgado, 80, died on January 14, 2006 in Santa Clarita, CA after a long illness. She was born on December 5, 1925 in Havana, Cuba and was a resident of Santa Clarita, CA. Pilar is survived by her husband, Tomas Girgado; two sons, Tomas R. (Yamile) and Richard (Elena) Girgado; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Camilo and Diego; two sisters, Carmen and Georgina; two sisters-in-law, Beatrix and Pilar. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, January 18, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Eternal Valley Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Chapel of the Oaks at Eternal Valley. Interment to follow at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 N. Sierra Hwy., Newhall, CA. --[The Signal, Santa Clarita, CA, January 18, 2006 Contributed by A. Newell]

Pomona, CA--MARY ANN JONES, age 47, of Pomona, CA, formerly of Pittsburg, PA. from 1961 to 1966, died Dec. 3, 1996; wife of Kelly L. Jones of Los Angeles; mother of Theodore A. Brooks, Jr. of San Dimas, CA, Vincent L. Brooks, Danita M. Brooks and Elisa L. Brooks all of Pomona, CA; daughter of Elsie Mae Luck of Vallejo, CA; sister of Phillip R. Luck of Papua, New Guinea, Anthony D. Luck of Pittsburgh, Andrew M. Luck of Phoenix, AZ, Helen J. Cobbs of Aiken, SC, Marcella A. Luck of Pomona, Roxanne J. Luck of Fort Knox, KY and Suzanne J. Birk of Atlanta, GA; also two grandchildren. Services were conducted at TODD MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Pomona on Dec. 7. Donations for surviving children C/O Helen J. Cobbs, 520 Woods Bend, Aiken, SC 29801. --[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) - December 17, 1996 Contributed by A. Newell]

EDWARD K. McCOLLUM - Services for Edward K. McCollum, 75, native Henderson Countian, were conducted at Los Angeles , Calif. , last week. Mr. McCollum died Friday at Los Angeles General Hospital . He was born near Scotts Hill, Tenn., April 18, 1875 , and moved to Los Angeles in 1919. He was a former school teacher in this county and was a member of Juno Lodge No. 443. He is survived by two sons, Stanley and Helton; a sister, Mrs. R. H. Patterson of Ada , Okla. , and a brother, W. D. McCollum of Altadena , Calif. Masonic honors were given at the burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Los Angeles. [The Lexington Progress, ( Lexington , Tennessee ), September 22, 1950 - transcribed by, Amanda Jowers ]

Mrs. Bessie Sneed, 55 years here dies
Rites were held this week from Bethel Church of God in Christ, the Rev. G.A. Washington officiating for Mrs. Bessie Olivia Sneed, 73, of 842 E. Adams blvd, who had lived here 55 years. A daughter, Mrs. Ruth Mae Wallace, survives the native of Atlanta. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

Skokie, IL-- Peachie Williams McKenzie, 77, of Skokie and formerly of Los Angeles, died Feb. 21 at her daughter Gwendolyn's residence where she had lived since 1995. Mrs. McKenzie was affiliated with Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Evanston. Survivors include daughter Gwendolyn Holmes of Skokie, son Wilbur Jr., six grandchildren, two sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilbur Sr. and her husband Tommie Lee McKenzie of Los Angeles, Cal. Service and interment were Feb. 28 at Bethel A.M.E. Church in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she was raised. --Lincolnwood Review (IL) - March 27, 1997 [Contributed by A. Newell]

Chapel rites were held with Father H. Randolph Moore officiating, for Mrs. Bertha Dardenne, 73, of 3950 1/2 S. Harvard, who had been here 28 years from her native Des Moines. Mrs. Dardenne was a member of the Knights and Daughters of Tabor, and of the Eastern Star and is survived by her husband, Camille. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

Obituary of Warren Dexter Montooth and death of brother, Edward "Eddie" James Montooth Warren died: May 7, 1943 Edward died February 15, 1943 Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California Rushville Times, May, 1943 Warren Montooth Warren Montooth, 58, a native of Oakland township, and a son of George and Mary Jane Sloan-Montooth, deceased, died May 7 in Los Angeles, California, following a several months illness from cancer of the stomach. His death followed that of his oldest brother, Edward, whose death occurred only two months previous in California and was also the result of cancer of the stomach. Warren was born on the old homestead farm in the Houston school district north-east of Rushville, and grew to young manhood there.  More than twenty-five years ago he removed to South Dakota, later going to California to reside. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Gerald and Robert, both of whom are in the army, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Fanny Haney of Watertown, South Dakota, Mrs. Bertha Aten of Macomb, Mrs. Alice Garrison of Toulon, Mrs. Grace Jones of Oakland township, Mrs. Lizzie Welker of Pasadena, California and Mrs. Kate Phillips and Frank and Walter Montooth of Rushville. [From Sara Hemp- 2008]

Angelus chapel rites were held for Mrs. Leona Randall, of Martin City, who had spent 48 of her 54 years in this state. Her husband Samuel, a niece, Mrs. Laverne Roseman, and other relatives survive the native of Arizona. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

Miller, Irene G., in Oakland, February 23, 1964, wife of the late Wilbur L. Miller; loving mother of Mrs. Leonard Durant of Oakland and Robert Miller of North Hollywood, grandmother of Randall Miller, Charlene and Helen Durant; sister of Mrs. Raymond F. Thomas of San Bernardino and Byron G. Gwartney of San Diego. A native of Indiana; aged 72 years. For many years a resident of Hollywood.     Services will be held in Hollywood at the Pierce Bros. Mortuary, 5959 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Interment Holly Memorial Park Cemetery. [February 24, 1964 Oakland Tribune, Oakland California]

Phillips Temple CME church rites were scheduled for Mrs. Mary Helen Walker, 75, of 1563 E. 46th St., mother of five, who died here Sunday after 20 years residence. Mrs. Walker was a native of Louisiana. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

Rites were scheduled this week for James H. Douglas, 57, a 36 year resident, who was retired from the Board of Education, The native of Texas lived at 1545 E. 41st pl. and is survived by a large family. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

With the Rev. L.L. White officiating, chapel rites were held for Mrs. Hattie Adanandus, 78, of 2419 4th ave., mother of Mrs. Hattie Spikes. the native of New Orleans had lived here only 11 years. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

Graveside rites were  held for Mrs. Louise Mellon, 76, of 900 E. Adams, native of Texas. She had no surviving kin. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

Body of Mrs. Elizabeth Bruce Houston, 50, of 1800 S. Central, was shipped to Lake Providence, La. She had lived here 14 years; her husband James survives. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

Chapel rites were held for Napoleon N. Banks, 36, a barber, of 1822 1/2 103rd st. His mother, Mrs. Ollie Banks, and other relatives survive the native of Curtis, Ark., who had lived here 15 years. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

Rites were held this week for Clarence Mayers, 49, of 3962 3/4 S. Halldale, who died April 9th after 15 years resident. His wife, Eleanor, survives the native of Houston. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 2, 2002 SUN CITY, Calif. - Lois Evelyn Black Behrmann, 83, of Sun City, formerly of Rushville, died Dec. 4, 2001, in West Covina, Calif. She was born June 13, 1918, in McDonough County, the daughter of Leslie S. and Bessie Ambrosius Bellomy. She married Clyde Black in 1937 in Corning, Ark.; he preceded her in death. She married George Behrmann in 1971; he also preceded her in death. Mrs. Behrmann worked at Boehm's Meat Market in Rushville and was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Later she was a cosmetic specialist in Hawaii, a volunteer for the Chino Police Department, an employee at Menifee Valley Hospital in Sun City and a hospice volunteer. Survivors: a son, David Lee Black of Chino, Calif.; a daughter, Teresa Shaw of Walnut, Calif.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Rushville City Cemetery, Dr. E. Ambrose Stump officiating. Wood-Roby Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements. [Peoria Journal Star, May 2, 2002 ]

Lois Black Behrmann RUSHVILLE - Lois Evelyn Black Behrmann, 83, of Sun City, Calif., formerly of Rushville, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, in West Covina, Calif. Born June 13, 1918, in McDonough County to Leslie S. and Bessie Ambrosius Bellomy, she married Clyde Black on March 22, 1937, in Corning, Ark. He preceded her in death. She later married George Behrmann on June 25, 1971. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by one brother. Surviving are one son, David Black of Chino, Calif.; one daughter, Teresa Shaw of Walnut, Calif.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. While a resident of Rushville, she worked at Boehm's Meat Market. She later was a cosmetic specialist in Hawaii and also worked at Menifee Valley Hospital in Sun City. She was a Chino Police Department and a hospice volunteer. She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rushville City Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. E. Ambrose Stump will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. [Submitted by Sara Hemp ]

Wm. Bobne Dead. A telegram received by Judge Russell Thursday afternoon from Los Angeles, conveyed the information that Wm. Bobne had died at the California hospital Mr. Bobne came in from his mine a week ago last Tuesday, suffering from what he thought was neuralgia, but which Dr. Cowie ascertained to be screw worms in his head. The doctor removed fully 100 of the worms, but there were still more in the unfortunate man's head, and it was deemed advisable to take him to Los Angeles, where he would have the benefit of able surgeons. Apparently, he obtained no relief and gradually failed until Thursday afternoon, when the end came. His sufferings during the week were awful and death came as a relief. [Prescott Morning Courier 1905-07-29. Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer ]

Service will be held in San Francisco, California. Moitell's Mortuary in charge of local arrangements. [Long Beach Independent 3/26/1976 page C8. Submitted by BLCW]

Mrs. Sarah M. Cassell, under date of December 19, 1904, P.A. Cassell writes us from Pomona, California of the death of his wife Mrs. Cassell. Mrs. Cassell was a daughter of Paul Cramer and after her marriage to P.A. Cassell, lives just west of Florid. Mr. Cassell send us the following clipping from his home paper.Mrs. Sarah M. Cassell , wife of P.A. Cassell of Long Beach, California, died at Elsinore on December 12, at the age of 60 years. The remains were brought to Pomona yesterday and funeral sevices will be conducted by Reverend T.H. Cornish from the Baptist Church, corner of 4th and Elm Streets and 2:00 on Friday afternoon, December 16. Mrs. Cassell leaves a husband and one daughter, Mrs. G.M. Herron of Pomona. [Putnam Record, Putnam County, IL, 12-28-1904. Submitted by Nancy Piper.]

Funeral mass Friday , 9 am St. Mathew's Church. Sheelar/Stricklin Mortuary directing. 426-3385. Long Beach Independent 3/26/1976 page C8. Submitted by BLCW

Roger W. Coffelt, 56, of Culver City, Calif., a former resident of Cassoday, died Thursday at Beverly Glen hospital in that city. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Kinglsey Gates Mortuary in Culver City. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood, Calif. Born at Sycamore Springs, Mr. Coffelt lived at Cassoday until 1935. He moved to California and had lived there since. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Edna Thompson of Los Angeles, a former Cassoday resident; his wife, a daughter, a brother, Lawrence Coffelt of Emporia and four grandchildren. [(El Dorado Times, no date given)submitted by Peggy Thompson of Kansas. ]

CROSLEY, in this city, Clara Crosley, aged 18 years. Funeral today at 2 PM. The chapel of W. H. Hutch Co., No. 842 Figueroa. [LA Times 12/20/1915. Submitted by Kathie Kloss Marynik. ]

CROSLEY. May 17, David B. Crosley, husband of Katherine S.; father of Mrs. Isabelle Kloss and David B. Crosley, Jr. Services 3:00 PM Thursday at Pierce Brothers, 720 West Washington. [LA Times 5/17/1942. Submitted by Kathie Kloss Marynik. ]

At Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 4, of consumption, Charles James Dennis, 53 years, 10 months, step son of Mary C. Dennis of this city, and half brother to Alfred J. Dennis. December 8, 1881 .[Henry Republican. Submitted by Nancy Piper. ]

Funeral services were held yesterday morning for Mrs. Bertha M. Derrough, 75, of 3469 Michigan Avenue in the chapel of Blby and Belyea. Rev. N.E. Gresham officiated and burial took place in Odd Fellowes Cemetery. Mrs. Derrough was born in Iowa and had resided in South Gate 32 years. She was a charter member of the Bible Assembly Church of South Gate.  Survivors include two brothers, Jess Miller of Los Angeles, Ralph Miller of Missouri; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Melrney and Mrs. Gale Neal of Iowa. Two nephews and two nieces also survive. [South Gate Press 5-5-1957 page 12. Submitted by BLCW. ]

Community volunteer, world traveler Passionate about history and literature, former longtime Pomona resident Claudine Goodell saw the world not only through books and old documents, she saw it from the sky. A number of years ago, she flew around the world with Mt. San Antonio College's “Classroom in the Sky” program, getting a bird’s eye view of the Himalayas, the Pyramids and so much more. “My mom was so interested in the world, so curious,” said her daughter, Kathleen Brown, noting that she also flew to the North Pole and the Yucatan Peninsula with Classroom in the Sky. At age 100, Ms. Goodell died on March 28, 2009 at the Claremont Manor Care Center. Ms. Goodell was born in Richard City, Tennessee on January 30, 1909, the eldest of 3 surviving children.  In 1919, she and her family moved to Los Angeles, traveling by train and, because her mother was a very proper lady, wearing fancy dresses. “There was probably a lot of soot, and there they were, in these little white dresses, for days and days,” said Ms. Goodell’s daughter. Ms. Goodell graduated from Franklin High School in Highland Park in 1926. An accomplished seamstress, she made most of her own clothes. In 1927, she married Harold W. Goodell who she had met at church.  Just over a decade later, in 1939, Ms. Goodell and her husband moved to Pomona to open an ice cream shop called “Frosted Malted” on East Holt Avenue.  They closed the shop after World War II but remained in Pomona. Ms. Goodell was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Pomona and sang in the choir for 50 years.  She belonged to United Methodist Women and was most noted for chairing the annual Friendship Luncheon for 15 years.  Very handy and possessing a keen eye for detail and décor, one of Ms. Goodell’s many talents was decorating tables according to the chosen theme. While her husband was becoming a successful State Farm Insurance agent, Ms. Goodell worked as a homemaker and a community service volunteer.  She was appointed commissioner of the Pomona Parks and Recreation Board and was elected president of the Pomona PTA Council. She also became a Camp Fire Girl leader as well as director of Day Camp.  She was a member of Mother Singers, the Republican Women’s Club, the Black Tavern Historical Society and the Chadbourne Family Association. Ms. Goodell’s love of literature and history led her to become active in the Friends of Pomona Public Library, for which she served as president for 2 years, and the Historical Society of Pomona Valley.  During a trip to Massachusetts, she rescued 50 letters written during the Civil War by her husband’s grandfather. She enjoyed reciting poetry and also writing Haiku poetry. Into her late 90s, Ms. Goodell could recall and recite poems she shared with her children decades in the past. “My sister would start to recite an old poem, and my mother would be right with her. Her long-term memory was amazing,” said her daughter, Ms. Brown. Always interested in seeing and learning about the world, Ms. Goodell enjoyed many trips domestic and abroad. A history buff, the educational nature of the Classroom in the Sky adventures suited her well. In 1991, after selling their home in Pomona, Ms. Goodell and her husband moved to Claremont Manor where they were involved in the chorus and volunteer activities. Ms. Goodell is survived by her 4 daughters, Barbara Pierce and her husband Harold of Brea, Judy Flippin and her husband Charles of Pomona, Paula Green of Pollock Pines and Kathleen Brown and her husband Phil of Murrieta; and by her 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold W. Goodell, in 1999; her parents, Floyd and Hattie Mitchell; her sister, Pauline Brown; and her brother, Henry Harold Mitchell. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on May 30, 2009 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 676 N. Gibbs, Pomona. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church. Claremont Courier 2009. [Submitted by Kathleen Brown ]

Arizona Pioneer Dies Capt. William H. Hardy, one of the Argonauts of the Golden state, and later a prominent figure in the development of Arizona, is dead in Whittier. The end came Saturday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Freeland,  wife of the pastor of the Free Methodist church of that city His birthplace is in Allegheny County, N. Y. He came to California in 1850, and until 1864 was a merchant at Forest Hill in Placer county He was a personal friend of and had frequent dealings with Huntington, Hopkins and Stanford. In 1864 he went to Arizona with a fortune. One of the first and greatest enterprises in which he engaged was the building of a wagon road from the Colorado river to Prescott, 160 miles, through what was the Indian country. The town of Hardyville, on the Colorado river, was founded by him. In 1866 he was elected a member of the territorial council. His colleague from Mohave county was Capt. A. E. Davis, lately a supervisor here. Early in the following year when the session of the territorial council had adjourned, they returned together to Mohave County. On the way they were attacked by Indians, and for three days had a running fight with the red skins. Several members of the party in which they traveled were wounded. Twice after that Capt Hardy was a member of the territorial legislature.   He engaged in mining and, through reverses, lost his fortune He left Arizona about nine mouths ago.  He was a bachelor, and his age was 85. The funeral will take place at the Free Methodist church in Whittier at 10 a. m. Wednesday. The burial will be at the Whittier cemetery. The Elks will conduct the services. —Los Angeles Times. Date: 1906-06-28; Paper: [Prescott Morning Courier. Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer.]

Thomas H. Ince Dead Thomas H. Ince, motion picture producer and a leading figure in the industry since 1911, died last week at his home in Hollywood. Death was due to angina pectoria. Until stricken while on a trip to San Diego last Monday, the film director apparently was in the best of health and was active in his motion picture work. At the time of his death Ince was supervising director of the Ince studio at Culver City. He was rated in the film industry as one of the master producers. Many of his creations, considered screen master-pieces, were among the outstanding successful pictures of the last ten years. Ince was 42 years old. His widow and three sons survive. [Southern Coos County American, Myrtle Point, OR Nov. 27, 1924. Submitted by Robyn Greenlund ]

Man Who Homesteaded on Nine Mile at Age Eighty Dies in Calif. Frederick W. Ingham, Nine-mile homesteader, died in Los Angeles on November 28th at the home of his daughter. Mr. Ingham accomplished a most unusual undertaking for a man of his age when he made final proof on his homestead in this vicinity at the age of 80 years. The deceased had always expressed the desire to "go with his boots on". His prayers were answered when the evening before Thanksgiving the summons came just as Mr. Ingham returned home from his accustomed afternoon stroll. He was 87 years old and had enjoyed excellent health until  the moment of his death. Mr. Ingham had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for more than fifty years. He and his late wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary a number of years ago in University Place, Nebraska, where they lived for a period of 32 years. [Buffalo (WY) Bulletin, 13 December 1923, page 5. From a Friend of Free Genealogy ]

Masonic rites will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in the chapel of Bilby and Blyea mortuary for Earl M. Kerr, 2, resident of 3261 Post Street, who died suddenly Monday while on a visit to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rev. Joseph Easter and the Guardian Masonic Lodge 596 will officiate and interment will take place in Rose Hills Cemetery. Mr. Kerr was born in Pennsylvania and had resided in South Gate for 22 years. He was a member of the Guardian Masonic Lodge and Hope Chapter Royal Arch Masons. He is survived by his wife, Eva L. Kerr, of this city,; one son, David B. Kerr of Garden Grove; two step sons, Robert E. Luther of Washington D.C. and Dale E. Luther of Fullerton; two brothers, Charles Kerr of Illinois and Mason Kerr of Pennsylvania and two sisters, Mrs. Elnora Grove of Maryland and Mrs. Sue Thela of New York. Eight grandchildren also survive. [South Gate Press 5-5-1957 page 12. Submitted by BLCW. ]

KROGER MD, William Saul
Obit: Dr. William S. Kroger, a gynecologist and obstetrician who fought to have hypnosis accepted as a valuable tool in medicine, died Monday [Dec. 5, 1995] in  Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Kroger, 89, practiced here from 1930 to 1959. He was associate clinical professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Chicago Medical School and also was on staff at Edgewater and Mount Sinai hospitals. Dr. Kroger advocated hypnotizing women during childbirth to relieve  pain. He also suggested hypnosis would cut down the use of drugs. Colleagues and the American Medical Association disagreed.To those who warned that using hypnosis was dangerous, he replied that "the incontrovertible fact is that no one has ever died of hypnotism." In 1956, Dr. Kroger supervised the hypnosis of a woman who underwent a painless Caesarean birth and hysterectomy at Lying-In Hospital at the University of Chicago without medication. At the time, an American Medical Association spokesman said he thought it was the first time in Chicago and possibly the nation that such surgery had been done under hypnosis. In 1959, Dr. Kroger took his practice to California, where he had many movie stars as patients. He authored more than 150 scientific papers and more than 12 medical textbooks including Psychosomatic Gynecology in 1951. He also co-authored Kinsey's Myth of Female Sexuality, which attacked the sex researcher's conclusions. In California, he was clinical professor of anesthesia at the UCLA School of Medicine and consultant to its pain clinic. He also was neuro-psychiatrist for the City of Hope Medical Center. As a consultant to the FBI in Los Angeles he helped solve a number of crimes by hypnotizing witnesses.Dr. Kroger retired about 10 years ago but continued to lecture across the country. He was a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School. He received his post-graduate training at Chicago Lying-In Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Jimmy; three daughters, Debra Lesser, Lisa Eitani and Carol; a son, William, and four grandchildren. Services and burial will be in California.[ Chicago Sun-Times, Dec. 6, 1995 SUBMITTED BY IDA MAACK RECU ]

LEWIS, Dr. W. B.
Dr. W. B. Lewis Dies in Calif. Wednesday Came to Buffalo from Ohio in 1915 Dr. W. B. Lewis died Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from acute Brights Disease, it is learned by telegram sent to the doctor's old friend here, James Gatchell. It is said the doctor had been in a critical condition for two weeks past and little hope was held for his recovery from the first. Dr. W. B . Lewis was considered to be a very good physician, coming to Buffalo from Ohio in 1915. He removed to California in the spring of 1924, locating at Long Beach, where he practiced his profession until his death. Dr. Lewis leaves to mourn his loss a young son, who was with him in California.  [Buffalo (WY) News, 1 April 1926, page 1. From a friend of free genealogy. ]

Beloved wife of Thomas A. McKenzie; mother of Thomas L. McKenzie; sister of Charles Huston and Bonnie Parker; grandmother of Thomas and Timothy McKenzie. Services 9 am Saturday, Church of Our Fathers, Forest Lawn Cypress, Forest Lawn Mortuary. [Long Beach Independent 3/26/1976 page C8. Submitted by BLCW ]

To Cremate Body of Wallace Reid Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 19 – The body of Wallace Reid, film star, who died yesterday afternoon at a sanitorium here, will be cremated in accordance with his wishes and the ashes probably will be sent East. A public funeral will be conducted tomorrow by the Elks’ Lodge of Los Angeles. (El Dorado Times, Friday, January 19, 1923, transcribed by Peggy Thompson)

Obit: Carol Ruth Sorenson was born Dec. 21, 1921 in Cornell Iowa, in Clay County: she was the daughter of George Steig and Nina Randall Steig.  She graduated from Storm Lake High School.  She married Harold Sorenson on Nov. 23, 1935.  To this nunion three children were born:  Gordon Sorenson of Texas, Gary Sorenson of Calif, and Maragaret McPherson of Arizona. She also leaves nine grand-children: Cynthia, Sherry, Shannon, June Ann, Karen, Pamela, Linda and Geoffrey Sorenson, and Steven McPherson.  And nine great-grandchildren: Amber, Sommer, Aaron, Matt, Jacob, Trisha, Ashleigh, Owen, Cody, Drew, Allison, Abigail, Caleb, Coleman, Clay, Josh, and Chole; and four great-great-grandchildren:  Hunter, Chase, Raghen and Damian.  Her husband preceded her is death, Carol passed Dec. 29, 2007. [Storm Lake Tribune. Submitted by Jackie Sorenson ]

Harold Sorenson former resident of Storm Lake, Iowa passed away on May 14, 1993.  A the age 73yrs.  He lived one week after his birthday.  He is survived by his wife Carol Sorenson,  and sons,  Gordon Sorenson of Texas, Gary Sorenson of Calif, and a daughter Margaret (Sorenson) McPherson of Arizona, and 9 grandchildren: Cynthia Buehler of Mich., Sherry Paavola of Mich., Shannon Farrier of Texas, June Sorenson of Calif, Karen Ryczek of Calif, Pamela Kelly of Washington, Linda of Calif., Geoff Sorenson of Calif.,and Steven (Stanley) McPherson of Az. And 8 great-grandchildren:  Amber Wahl of Mich., Sommer Fortner of Mich., Drew Buehler of Minn., Allison of Minn., and Abigail of Minn., Joshua of Minn., Chloe of Minn.,  Calab of Texas, Cole of Texas, Clay of Texas.  And 4 great-great-grandchildren: Hunter of Mich., Chase of Mich., and Reghan of Mich.  and Damian of Minn.  Harold moved to Calif. in the late 1950's with his wife and 3 kids they setted in La Puente, then they moved to  Azusa, Ca.  He passed away from lung cancer. [Storm Lake Tribune. Submitted by Jackie Sorenson ]

Long time Los Angeles contractor died April 21, 2006. He is survived by his wife June of 62 years of marriage and his three children: son Paul W. Walker III; daughter Shelly Maki; and son Rhett Walker. He was born Jan. 15, 1924 in Coquille, Oregon. He was at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed and was severely injured. Upon his release from the hospital he volunteered for the submarine service for the remainder of the war. While in the service he boxed, becoming the Pacific fleet middle weight champion, he defended his title 22 times. He had over 150 fights, winning them all. It was while going through submarine school that he met his life long sweetheart June. Upon his discharge from the Navy he became a professional prize fighter; he fought under the name of Irish Billie Walker and was rated in the top five for ten years. He fought world champions Tony Zale, Rocky Grazziano, and Marcel Cerdan. He had 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. His grandson Paul Walker IV is the 32 year old super star who recently starred in the block buster film "Eight Below." Mr. Walker was actively involved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) his entire adult life. [LA Times (Date unknown) Submitted by Robyn Greenlund. ]

Laughlin E. Waters, U.S. District Court senior judge based in Los Angeles and a Republican stalwart who served as an assemblyman and once ran briefly for governor, has died. He was 87. Waters died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of natural causes, court officials said Tuesday. Known for issuing tough sentences in violent and drug-related crimes, Waters more regularly decided civil trademark infringement cases or entertainers' contract disputes. In the last few years, he presided over cases to revamp special education in Los Angeles schools, and enable Venice Beach boardwalk performers and vendors to continue peddling their wares. He forbade limiting the number of flights at Los Angeles International Airport to curb noise. Waters examined the courtroom from a plaintiff's point of view in 1994, when he and his wife, Voula, sued their insurance company after a fire at their Hancock Park home. He told The Times afterward that every judge should have such an educational experience, and that, although he won his case, the trial made him doubt particularly whether cross-examination brings out the truth. "I perhaps will give more thought," he said, "about whether I should exercise greater latitude in allowing someone to explain himself when I'm back on the bench." Waters was named to the Central District federal bench in 1976 by President Ford and served for 10 years before taking senior status, which halves a judge's caseload. Before he moved into semiretirement, the courtly Waters offered an opportunity to the 1,981 attorneys who had appeared before him to tell him what they thought of his performance. Almost 650 returned the questionnaire, which was to be answered anonymously. "One guy referred to me as a crusty old judge, and that's probably not too inaccurate,: Waters told The Times. "The responses overall were extremely encouraging. I got passing grades in every area by a substantial margin." The questionnaire was part of an experimental project among federal trial judges in the jurisdiction of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Waters said he felt obligated to be the first federal judge in Los Angeles to take part because he was chairman of the circuit's lawyer and judge evaluation program. He said the survey results included comments indicating that he was sometimes too impatient and that his criminal sentences wee too severe. Waters' federal judicial appointment by the Republican Ford capped a long dual career in law and politics characteristic of his family. After serving briefly as a deputy state attorney general, Waters was elected to the Assembly in 1946 from the same Wilshire-area district previously represented by his father and brother Frank. His sister, Mary, was a Los Angeles Municipal Court judge. When Waters left the Legislature in 1953, he was named by Republican President Eisenhower as U.S. attorney for what was then California's Southers (now Central) District, based in Los Angeles. He served until President Kennedy, A Democrat, took office in 1961. Waters, former Republican state chairman as well as legislator, in 1965 became the earliest announced candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination to challenge Democrat Gov. Pat Brown. But four months later, the politically moderate Waters withdrew from the race in favor of former San Francisco Mayor George Christopher in the mistaken belief that Christopher could defeat conservative Ronald Reagan in the primary. In the Nixon administration, Waters was named consultant to international conferences in London and Prague and was appointed a member of the White House Conference on Aging. A native of Los Angeles, Waters was educated at UCLA and the USC School of Law. As an Army captain, he led a rifle company onto Utah Beach in Normandy on D-day, June 6, 1944. His efforts in France earned him the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart with cluster. Survivors include his wife, Voula, son Laughlin Jr. and four daughters, Maura, Deirdre, Megan and Eileen. Services are planned for Monday at St. Brendan's Church in Los Angeles. [Los Angeles Times, June 6, 2002, B-12 (submitted by Ida Maack Recu) ]

Oklahoma City, OK--JOE NICOLLE, 39, born July 26, 1951 in Torrance, CA and died July 26, 1990 following a helicopter accident near Tahlequah, OK. Joe began his career as a State Trooper with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in 1982. He began flying in 1986 and has flown airplanes as well as helicopters for the Highway Patrol Aircraft Division since Feb. 1988. He was actively involved in the Drug Interdiction Program and often presented anti-drug educational programs to elementary school children. Joe served in the army from Jan. 1971 through Dec. 1972 and for the past 13 years he and his family have lived in Moore. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Vickie; 2 sons, Pete and Jimmy; 2 daughters, Celisa and Lindsey all of the home; parents, Pete and Louetta Nicolle o f Torrance, CA; 2 brothers, Peter and Nick and 1 sister, Debbie Nicolle, all of California; father and mother-in-law, James and Delores Miller of Moore and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 30 at t he First Baptist Church of Moore. --[Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - July 29, 1990. [Contributed by A. Newell]

Santa Clarita, CA--Barbara Ellen Smith, 69, died on March 7, 2006 in Lancaster, CA after a long illness. She was born on December 29, 1936 in Coronado, CA. and was a resident of Quartz Hill, CA, previously Santa Clarita, CA. Barbara was a prior secretary for the Elks Lodge #2379 and Canyon Country Little League. She was a member of the Canyon High Cowboy Football Booster and was an avid USC Athletics supporter. She is survived by her husband, Lafayette of Quartz Hill, CA; four sons, David of Quartz Hill, CA, Keith of Panorama City, CA, Phillip (Shari Barbosa-Smith) of Santa Clarita, CA and Greg of Santa Clarita, CA; eleven grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Virginia Hiatt of Newbern, NC and brother, John McDonald of San Jose, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Captain David H McDonald, U.S.N. and Marguerite. Visitation will be on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. Services and burial will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, upper chapel, 23287 N. Sierra Hwy., Newhall. Her family wrote, "This year would have been Barbara and Lafayette's 50th wedding anniversary. Barbara raised four sons whom were all well known for their athletic endeavors in the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond during the 1970's and 80's. Barbara was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all". --[The Signal, Santa Clarita, CA, March 16, 2006 [Contributed by A. Newell]

'Lassie' Producer rites set    
Funeral services will be held tomorrow for motion picture producer Edward Small, who died Monday in Los Angeles of apparent natural causes. He was 86. Small, a resident of Hollywood and credited as having produced more television shows and motion pictures than any other independent, died at St. Vincent's Hospital. Services will be held at noon at Chapel of the Psalms at Hollywood Memorial Park cemetery. Private burial services will follow.     Among his many works. Small was known for producing the "Lassie" television series, "The Last of the Mohicans" and "The Count of Monte Cristo."     Small began his career in 1917 in New York where he produced the silent film "Who's Your Neighbor." He moved to Los Angeles in 1924 and became a talent agent in Hollywood before joining First National Films. He created Edward Small Productions in 1938.  Small leaves two sons, Bernard of Van Nuys and Robert of Junction City, Ore., and a brother, Joseph Small of Laguna Hills. [January 26, 1977 Valley News Van Nuys, California Submitted by Shauna Williams ]

Veterans in the motion picture industry will attend funeral services for Walter Ackerman, 57 year old character actor, at 3 p.m. today in Pierce Bros. chapel. Ackerman, who lived at 123 N. Kingsley Drive, died Monday at St. Vincent's Hospital. [The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles California December 14, 1938. Submitted by Shauna Williams]

Renee Adoree, 31, Film Player, Dead Born in Circus Tent in France, She was Toe Dancer, horsewoman and Acrobat at 10. Won Fame In 'Big Parade' Came Here Soon After Flight From Germans in Belgium-On Stage Before Movies Hollywood, Calif., Oct. 5 - Renee Adoree, 31 year old screen actress, who was one of the most popular members of the film colony and who will long be remembered for the role of Melisande in "The big Parade," died today after an illness of three years with a respiratory ailment. The actress succumbed early this morning at a Sunland health resort. "Call of the Flesh," in which she played in support of Ramon Novarro, was her last screen play. Against the advice of her physicians she continued with the picture until it was finished. She was then rushed to a sanitarium in Prescott, Ariz., where she lay flat on her back for more than two years in an effort to regain her health. Six months ago she was released from the sanitarium and at the time it was thought she was sufficiently recovered to attempt a comeback on the screen, but almost immediately her strength began to fail and day by day she grew weaker. Although passing her time quietly in her modest little home in the Tujuna Hills, near the film city, it finally became necessary to remove her to the Sunland health resort a few weeks ago. The funeral will be held at 11 o'clock on Saturday morning in the Hollywood Cemetery Chapel, with the Rev. James Hamilton Lash officiating. Burial will be in a vault at the mausoleum there. Traveled for Years in Europe The earliest recollection of the actress as a child were of the hurriedly erected tents in which she slept while her mother and father performed with one of the small circuses of which they were members during the first fifteen years of her life. She was born in such a tent at Lille, France. She was christened Renee de La Fointe, and the name Adoree, given to her by a showman when she made her first appearance in a circus shortly before she was 10 years old, was used to advantage when she made her initial attempt to enter the movies. With two sisters and a brother, she traveled in circuses throughout most of Europe. Her father taught her acrobatics and horseback riding; her mother prepared her as a toe dancer. As a toe dancer she made her first public appearance a few months before she was 10.     At 12 she was a performer in the small nomad circuses with which she and her family traveled. She later said that in one season she had appeared as toe dancer, acrobat, equestrienne and clown. Watching other performers as a child she developed a talent for pantomime, and shortly after she had passed her fifteenth birthday she left the circus lot to join a company of pantomimists in a tour of Europe. She spoke five languages, but at her debut in the movies had never attended school. In 1914 when war was declared she was appearing as a dancer in a Brussels theatre. With other refugees, she fled before the German Army advance in a freight car to France. From there she went to England, where she appeared in musical comedy. With a small sum of money saved, the actress came to the United States and appeared in three musical shows in New York. They were "Oh uncle," "O What a Girl" and "The Dancer and Sunny." A casting director of the Fox Film Company met her one night at a theatre and asked her to take a screen test. The test was a failure and she gave up her interest in the movies. Friends, however, urged her to take a second test, and as a result of it she received a part in 1921 in "The Strongest," a French war play. From then until 1925 she played a number of parts with varying success. In that year "The Big Parade" was released, with her and John Gilbert in the principal roles.  Few pictures have been received with such accliam. Miss Adoree was married twice, Her first husband was Tom Moore, the actor. They were divorced in 1926 and a year later she married William Sherman Gill, a Los Angeles business man. They were divorced in 1929. Among the pictures in which she appeared were: "The Bandolero," "Excuse Me," "Man and Maid," "Parisian Nights," "Exchange of Wives," "The Black Bird," "La Boheme," "Tin Gods," "The Flaming Forest," "The Show," "Mr. Wu," "Back to God's Country," "The Cossacks," "The Mating Call," "The Spieler," "The Pagan," "Redemption" and "Call of the Flesh."[October 6, 1933 New York Times, New York New YorkSubmitted by Shauna Williams]

VICTOR A. ANZELONE, 38, of West Hollywood, Calif., and formerly of Wildwood Crest, died Tuesday at his home. Surviving are his mother, Martha of Stone Harbor; his father, Victor of Wildwood Crest; three brothers, Ric of Wildwood Crest, Bruce of Wildwood and Anthony of Cape May Court House. Services will be held 4 p.m. Monday at Wildwood Crest Community Church. Arrangements are by the Abbott and Hast Funeral Home, Los Angeles, Cal. [Press of Atlantic City, The (NJ) - October 12, 1996 . Contributed by A. Newell]

 Santa Clarita, CA--Cassidy Ann Arnold - Beloved Daughter Cassidy Ann Arnold, 5, died on December 26, 2005 suddenly and peacefully in Santa Clarita, CA. She was born on April 20, 2000 in Torrance, CA and was a resident of Santa Clarita, CA. Cassidy was a first grade student at Valley View Elementary School. She enjoyed horseback riding, swimming, walking, music, Blues Clues, Elmo and especially, Dora the Explorer. She is survived by her parents, Lester and Debra Arnold; brother, Joseph Arnold; grandparents, Joseph and Lucy Arnold of Springfield, MA and Eliasel and Leila Roque of Springfield, MA; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 4, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copperhill Dr., Santa Clarita, CA. Funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Baptist. [The Signal, Santa Clarita, January 1, 2006. Contributed by A. Newell]

Ronald Lindley Handy, 61, Clear Lake, Texas and former resident of Carthage, died Friday at St. John's Hospital, Nassau Bay, Texas. day at the chapel of Jack Rowe Funeral Home, League City, Texas. Burial will be at a later date in Fairview Cemetery, Carthage. He is survived by his wife, Carol Chaufty Handy, Clear Lake, Texas and formerly from Carthage; daughters, Kim A. Ratlif, Houston, Texas and Lyn E. Giacomuzzi, Clear Lake; his mother, Lucille M. Handy, Laguna Hills, Cal.; a sister, Carol Wyatt, Laguna Hills; grandchildren and nephews. He was born Aug. 17, 1929 in Los Angeles, Cal. He graduated from Alaska University. He married Carol Chaufty July 3, 1954 at the Methodist Church, Carthage. After 24 years of military service, he retired as a major from the U.S. Air Force in 1971. He retired from Key Tire Co., Houston, in November, 1990. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Clear Lake City, Texas. [Watertown Daily Times (NY) - December 23, 1990 Contributed by A. Newell]

Thomas W. Hart of St. Joseph, Mo., one of the best-known criminal lawyers of Missouri, died yesterday In Los Angeles. Hart came to this city some time ago, hoping the climate would benefit his health. He was 29 years old and leaves relatives in St. Joseph. The remains probably will be taken to Missouri for burial. [Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles Calif.) January 01, 1905, Page 3. Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer. ]

Ronald LaVern Huls, 64, of Arleta, Calif., formerly of Trivoli, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1993, in Van Nuys, Calif. Born Jan. 13, 1929, in Trivoli to John and Marie Bollinger Huls, he married Betty Spangler. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John (Wendy) Major of California; one son, Wade of California; one brother, Robert of East Peoria; one sister, Pauline Swartz of Port Hueneme, Calif.; and three grandchildren. He served in the Marine Corps for 20 years before retiring as a sergeant. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Chapel of the Oaks, Eternal Valley, Newhall, Calif. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Burial will be in Eternal Valley in Newhall [The Peoria Journal Star (IL) - September 13, 1993, Page: B2 - submitted by Sara Hemp]

Nashville, TN--RUBY JUNE FINCH HAMPTON, died September 18, 2003 in Long Beach, CA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dennis Finch and Mamie Clark Finch and brother, John Clark Finch. She is survived by son, Randy Hampton, Long Beach, CA daughter, Denise (Bob) Jensen, Kona, HI cousins, Ruth Summers, Maxine Head, Libby Boone and Treva Collins. She was a graduate of Cohn High School, Class of 1952. Although living in California for many years, she loved her family and her many friends here in Tennessee. She will always be remembered as a fun-loving, free-spirited person, with lots of interests, especially during her last years. Ruby traveled alone to Alaska three times and to the Blue Ridge Mountains while employed by the national park system. [Tennessean, The (Nashville, TN) - September 20, 2003  submitted by: Anna Newell - 2008]

Charlotte, NC--Mrs. Virginia ''Ginger'' Herring, 41, of Long Beach, CA, formerly of Charlotte, NC, died January 19, 1998 in Long Beach, CA. Funeral services will be private. Ginger was a graduate of Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC, she was a resident of Long Beach, CA for five years. Survivors include her daughter, Kayla Rose of Long Beach, CA; her parents, Matt and Wynette Herring of Charlotte, NC; one brother, Homer Herring of Charlotte, NC; three sisters, Elaine Denton and her husband, Dan of Charlotte, NC, Patsy Konis and her husband, Jim of Houston, TX, Peggy Williams and her husband Jack, of Louisville, KY. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. McEwen Funeral Service, Pineville Chapel is serving the family of Virginia Herring. --[Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - January 22, 1998 submitted by: Anna Newell - 2008]

Dr. H. L Hamilton, Chico CHICO, Cal., Dec. 31.—Dr. Harry L. Hamilton, a prominent young physician of this city, is dead from spinal meningitis. He was a graduate of the California Medical college. [Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles Calif.) January 01, 1905, Page 3. Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer.]

PEORIA - Mermel Frances Scott Leininger, 88, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., for the past 4 1/2 years, formerly of Peoria, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 1995, at Sherman Oaks Convalescent Hospital. She was born Feb. 3, 1907, in Littleton to Fred John and Eva Pearl Horney Scott. Surviving are one sister, Lucille Cox of Peoria; one brother, Winifred Scott of Jasper, Mo.; one son, Rodney Wayne Leininger of Sherman Oaks; and one daughter, Marilyn Mermel Gand of Tarpon Springs, Fla. She graduated from Western Illinois University in 1943 and earned her master's degree from Bradley University in 1956. She was a teacher in the Peoria Heights and Peoria public school systems for more than 25 years. She last taught at Glen Oak School and retired in 1972. She was a member of Peoria-Area Retired Teachers Association. She was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Peoria. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jasper United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Weng Funeral Chapel in Jasper. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery, south of Jasper. Information was provided by Praiswater Meyer-Mitchell Mortuary in Van Nuys, Calif. [Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, IL, December 13, 1995, Page: D8 Submitted by Sara Hemp]

LORD. Dr. I.S.P.
Death of Dr. I. S. P. LORD, in Cali. A Former Resident of Batavia, at the Age of 91 Years. We clip the following from the Los Angeles (Cali.) Daily Times, which will be of interest to many of our citizens, as the deceased was a former resident and practicing physician of Batavia: The death of I. S. P. LORD, occurred Wednesday, July 15, 1896, of paralysis. He was born in Batavia, N. Y., in 1805, thus having reached the venerable age of 91 years. He practiced medicine in Chicago, Brooklyn, and Poughkeepsie, before coming to Cali., in 1849. He returned to the East, but came back again in ’77, and afterward married his present wife, whose maiden name was CASE, and who has been an unusually devoted wife for over 20 years. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. S. S. Sterns of South Moline avenue, and Mrs. LUCKY of Poughkeepsie, and one son I. W. LORD, the founder of Lordsburg. Dr. Lord was remarkable for vigor of mind and body. He was prominent as a physician and was always in the front rank for reform. The cause of the slave was near to his heart; he was deeply interested in the temperature question, and vigorously opposed the Mormons during the agitation of that question before they moved to Salt Lake.  [Batavia Herald, (Illinois) 6 August, 1896, sub. by K. Torp]

Golden, CA--GRACE EILEEN LOVIN, age 67, of Golden, CA passed away April 20, 1990, she was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK. She graduated from Classen High School and later from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK. She was a former resident of Los Angeles, CA and had worked as a registered nurse at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Hollywood, Ca and had worked at the Alhambra Community Hospital in Alhambra, CA prior to that. Graveside services will be Thursday, April 26, 1990 at 2pm, at Memorial Park Cemetery with Dr. J. Earl Williams officiating. She is survived by a brother, James E. Lovin Jr. of Golden, CA. [Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - April 24, 1990  Contributed by A. Newell]

Leaves Five Children, One Residing In Los Angeles Riverside Dec. 31. Mrs. Samantha A. LaRue. wife of Seneca LaRue, passed away this morning at the family residence on Riverside avenue. Mrs. La Rue was a pioneer, having lived here over twenty years. Her husband and five children survive her—Mrs. Orrin Stiles, Misses Sophronia, and Irene LaRue of this city; Scott LaRue of West Riverside, and Eugene La Rue of Los Angeles. The funeral will take place at 2:30 Sunday from the family residence, Dr. George H. Deere and Rev. H.E. Benton officiating. Interment will be In Olivewood. [Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles Calif.) January 01, 1905, Page 3. Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer.]

Word wax received here this week of the death of R. L Hartley in Los Angeles last Friday. Death followed a months illness  with brights disease. The deceased leaves a widow and a little girl. The Hartleys are well known in Kingman, having lived here for a number of years. Mr. Hartley was an assistant to Newt Hart, during his term of office as. County Treasurer. [Mohave County Miner Saturday December 25 1920. Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer. ]

Entered Into Eternal Rest Monday Feb 17, 1969
DAVEE-Harry Ben age 82 of 11838 E. Cheshire Norwalk. Passed away Feb. 17, Survived by one son, Edwin of Wilmington; daughters, Mary Stowell of Utah, Catherine Elliott of Los Alamitos, Laura Penrose of Norwalk, Emily Mathews of Downey, Neta Leonard of Iowa, Cordie Casey of Artesia and Beulah Penrose of Carson. 35 Grand children and 30 great grandchildren. Service will Be Thursday, 10 a.m. Chapel of Memories, Norwalk. Interment Little Lake Cemetery Santa Fe Springs. California. [The Press Telegram. Long Beach California Feb. 20, 1969. Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer.]

Entered Into Eternal Rest Saturday May 14, 1968 Funeral services were conducted May 15, for Myrta Elma Davee, 84, of 11838 Cheshire St. Norwalk, at the Chapel of Memories with Rev. Gerald Osborne officiating. Interment was in Little lake Cemetery. Mrs. Davee was born Myrta Elma Smith on May 2, 1884, in New Albany, Indiana, and died May 11 in a Bellflower Hospital. She leaves her husband, harry of 12350 E. Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk, Calif., a son, Edwin of LaMirada; daughters, Mary Stowell of Enterprise, Utah. Catherine Elliott of Los Alamitos, Laura Penrose of Norwalk, Emily Mathews of Downey, Neta Leonard of Iowa, Corie Casey of Hawaiian Gardens and Beulah Penrose of Carson; 35 grandchildren and 28 great grand children. [The Call -News Norwalk, California May 17, 1968. Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer.]

Death of Dr. Goodwin Dr. John W. Goodwin, father of Willard L. Goodwin, clerk of the council committees, died yesterday morning at the family residence 951 West Twelfth street. The deceased was about fifty eight years old and had been ill three months. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon from the First Christian church In Pomona. Rev. J. P. McKnight. pastor of the Magnolia Avenue Christian church of Los Angeles, will conduct the services. The deceased was associated In the real estate business In this city with his son Charles O. Goodwin. He resided many years In Pomona and was at one time treasurer of that city. [Los Angeles Herald. (Los Angeles Calif.) 1900-1911, January 28,1905, Image 7. Submitted by Barb Z.]

Body of Mrs. Otie F. Humbert, of 1167 Browning, who had been here only 2 1/2 years, was shipped to Kansas City, Mo. for burial. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

Mass and rosary were held from St. Brigid Catholic Church for Mrs. Tillie Marie Carter, 39, of Garden Grove, who died suddenly after 5 1/2 months residence. Her husband , Royal, survives the native of Arkansas. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

Angelus chapel rites were scheduled for Mrs. Eddie Williams, 50, of 1670 E. 23rd St., resident here 12 years. A sister Mrs. Odis Washington, survives the native of Dallas. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

Chapel rites were held for Carl Williams, 11, of 11014 Stanford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank William. Services from Angelus Funeral Home [Los Angeles Tribune, April 17th, 1959]

H. O. Bader received notice last week of the death of his nephew, Alva Bader, which occurred at his home in Leroy, Kansas, January 2, {1925} at the age of 66.   Mr. Bader was the eldest  son of Mr. And Mrs. John L. Bader and was born in Browning township where his boyhood was spent.  He will be remembered by older inhabitants of Browning, where he attended school.  Mr. Bader was also notified of the death of another nephew, Carl, the youngest son of his brother, John L., which occurred December 26 {1924}, near his home in Los Angeles.  His death was caused by the auto in which he was riding, alone, plunging over a precipice.  A pathetic feature of this death was the finding of the body 24 hours after the accident occurred, with his terrier dog lying on his breast, guarding his body.  This nephew also attended school in Browning but left here when the family moved to Kansas, when but a small boy. [Submitted by Ida Maack Recu]

Palatine, IL--Services for Kenneth R. Barton II, 65, a resident of Palatine for 18 years and formerly of Southern California,will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 647 Dundee Ave., Barrington.He was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Los Angeles, Cal. He died Monday, April 8 at home.Mr. Barton retired from Unocal. He was an active member of the University of Southern California Midwest Alumni Group (president for three, two-year terms), and was the March 1996 recipient of USC General Alumni Club Alumni Service Award.Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Barbara Bode Barton; his sons, Kenneth R. Barton III of Santa Clara, Cal., Jeffrey S. Barton of San Clemente, Cal., Michael C. Barton of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Christopher P. Barton of Wheaton; his daughters, Robyn L. Erdmann of Atlanta, Ga., and Jill B. Lipker of Janesville, Wis.; his brother, Richard E. Barton of Victorville, Cal.; his sister, Patricia Winser of Hermosa Beach, Cal., and 13 grandchildren. [Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) - April 10, 1996 .Contributed by A. Newell ]

Jake Cook one of the oldest Inhabitants of the desert country died at the hospital in San Bernardino on the 11th of this month. Mr. Cook had been a resident of Needles for fifteen years and was loved by all who knew him [The Mohave Daily Miner Kingman July 25, 1903. Submitted by Barb Z.]

Last Saturday evening a man said to have been an old army surgeon by the name of J L Edwards fell in the street and soon after being taken to the hospital. He had been leading a blind man around the streets during the day. Both men were inmates of the Home at Santa Monica and were off on furlough. It was said that deceased had been a hard drinker and it is supposed that death was a result of alcoholism. [The Mohave Daily Miner Kingman July 18, 1903. Submitted by Barb Z.]

Edgar T Loy Dead Yesterday morning the sad intelligence of the death of Edgar T. Loy was received in Kingman and caused universal sorrow. Mr. Loy some time ago was injured in the Minnesota Connor mill by being caught in a belt and thrown to the ground twenty or more feet below. A few days ago it was decided that an operation would be necessary to save his life but he was too weak to be placed on the operating table and they had to fore go the operation. Death came to him at his home in Long Beach California early in the morning of yesterday. Mr. Loy was an active business man. Several years ago he came to this county and interested a number of wealthy men in the mines of Chloride and in a short time made of that old burg one of the busiest mining camps on the Pacific coast. To him alone is due the credit of bringing the camp to the front and making of it the best known mining section of the territory. He was tireless in his efforts to bring to a successful issue the mines under his management and had he lived would have built up one of the biggest producing properties in the territory. In his death not only Chloride but the whole county has lost one of its best men. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and one child. May he sleep peacefully [Mohave County Miner Kingman Arizona June 27, 1903. Submitted by Barb Z.]

A W Wells farther of Mrs. Will Eshom died at his home in Los Angeles on the tenth of the month Mr. Wells was a resident of this county for a number of years [Mohave County Miner Kingman Arizona March 14, 1903. Submitted by Barb Z.]

Capt C N Sterry head of the Santa Fe Pacific law department died suddenly at his home in Los Angeles yesterday morning. He had not been ill and his death came as a great shock to his family and friends Capt Sterry was well known throughout Arizona as one of the brightest of lawyers and a sterling gentleman [Mohave County Miner Kingman Arizona May 23, 1903.Submitted by Barb Z.]


With the Baptist Ministers Union in charge, funeral services were held last Friday morning from Friendship Baptist church, at 10101 Avalon blvd. for the pastor of the church, the Rev. Augutus (sic) Pearson Ramsey, who died the preceding Friday after a brief illness.The Rev. Ramsey was 77. He was born in 1881 in LaGrange, Ga., reared in Atlanta, and moved to Los Angeles in 1900 where, although already an ordained minister, he attended Los Angeles high school. He returned South to Morehouse college in Atlanta, to study, and returning here founded Friendship Baptist in 1919, pastoring it for 39 years.The churchman was for many years moderator of the Union District Association of his denomination and held offices in the Ministers’ union. He was also honored with honorary degrees, including a Doctorate of Theology from the Ideal Bible college, Chicago, Ill. At his death, he was treasurer of the Baptist Missionary Relief Board.The Rev. Ramsey was married for 63 years to Mrs. Nora Roberts Ramsey, who survives him. They had 7 children, only one of whom survives.The Rev. Ramsey was ordained in the Friendship Baptist church in Atlanta and among his pastorates before establishing his long local charge, was Little Friendship Baptist, also at Atlanta. Other were: Second Baptist, at Long Beach, and Macedonia Baptist, in South Los Angeles.At his death, plans were in progress at his charge for observance of his 39th anniversary. The Rev. E. A. Anders, president of the union, officiated at the rites. Pallbearers were brother clergymen Joseph Lee, D. A. Weaver, A. Fudge, George McCord, A. L. Lewis, and E. B. Berkes.The Rev. Claude Evans read the acknowledgements and resolutions and the Rev. L. M. Curtis, Sr., the eulogy. The Rev. Robert Williams, aide to Pastor Ramsey, represented Friendship church in the rites.In addition to his wife and daughter, Mr. Irma Mae Allen, the Rev. Ramsey is survived by three sisters, 7 nieces, two nephews, among other relatives and friends. [Los Angeles Tribune, May 16th, 1958. Transcribed by Kathy Black]

Frances M Dunne a young lady who was brought here from Los Angeles about three weeks ago a sufferer of the great white plague passed away in Kingman last Tuesday morning aged 22 years. Her remains were shipped to Los Angeles the following day the mother of the unfortunate young woman accompanying them. Deceased is said to have been one of the most lovable young women and to her friends her death will be a terrible blow. [The Mohave County Miner April 19 1913. Submitted by Barb Z.]

John J Gosper secretary of Arizona under Gov Tritle died at his home in Los Angeles a few days ago and owing to the fact that he left no means the Arizona legislature appropriated enough money to provide a funeral. Gosper was a queer character and did some extraordinary stunts in the Angel City after leaving Arizona. One of these was in conjunction with the A P A movement when he alleged that large quantities of arms were stored in the Catholic churches of the city for just what purpose he was not able to inform the excited Los Angeles public. He was always a warm friend of Arizona and did much to create sentiment in our favor among California representatives during the fight in congress for the admission of the territory as a state. The action of our legislature in providing means for the burial of deceased is most commendable. [The Mohave County Miner May 17 1913. Submitted by Barb Z. ]

August Kaufman brick and cement contractor of Pasadena California and a four year old child were found dead this week in the southern part of Mohave County victims of desert thirst. The Kaufmans were on their way to Casa Grande from their home in Pasadena and were advised to take the Congress Junction cut off on account of the bad roads on the other route. The first night the party evidently camped near the Centennial Caves a quarter of a mile from the Natural tanks in which there was ample water if they had known how to scratch away the sand that covered it. Here a leaky radiator developed and their water supply was diminished. Sheriff Mahoney received word that a party was on their way across this waterless area and in need of water Saturday and was soon on his way. When he reached the locality he found a note scribbled on a piece of cardboard which said Please be kind and help a woman and three children starving for water on the old Yucca road. An arrow pointed in the direction the party had gone. A little further he found a similar sign and still further another one written while the agonies of thirst had started to claim these victims. The man had left the party further down the road and had started for Signal on foot having left practically all of the water with his wife and three children in the machine. He made all of the distance to Signal but a mile and there he died after putting up a terrible fight for life. The ground near where his body was had been found looked like a stampede had taken place where he had torn up the ground in this last great fight. The sheriff sent the body back to Kingman where burial took place. Then sheriff Mahoney continued on in search of the women and children their trail by piles of brush they had left in the road and within distance of a few miles found the car. They had already been found by Joe Rundy, the smallest child, aged four already dead and the mother and the other two children aged 6 and 7 nearly gone. The body of the dead child was sent to Prescott and the mother and other two children were taken to the Hand ranch house where they are now convalescing after their sad experience. Mr. Kaufman who was a powerful man was about 33 years of age while his wife is about 30. [The Mohave County Miner Aug. 19, 1921. Submitted by Barb Z. ]

Death of John E Jamieson
 John E Jamieson one of the oldest miners of the county died at the Soldiers home at Sawtelle California last Sunday being buried in the government graveyard at the Home the following day with military honors. His funeral was attended by some of the old soldiers from Mohave county who happened to learn of his demise. Mr. Jamieson came to this county more than thirty years ago and engaged in mining at Layne Springs where he located and operated the Rip Van Winkle mine. After selling the property he mined in various parts of the county having some property at Eldorado canyon Nevada. He was afflicted a few years ago with cancer and this eventually ended his life. The past year or two he was an inmate of the Soldiers Home. He was a splendid fellow generous cheerful and companionable. No one knows if he left relatives but the host of friends in this county will mourn his death sincerely [The Mohave County Miner September 21, 1912. Submitted by Barb Z.]

Services and interment will be held in York, Nebraska for Estelle May Pine. Friends mall call at Pierce Bros.- Todd & Lelsie, today and tomorrow. Miss Pine, who was born in Bayliss, Ill. came to the Bay area 15 years ago and lived at 10548 Ayers Ave, West Los Angeles. She died Thursday in the Good Shepherd Convalescent Hospital. She is survived by a sister, Bertha Robinson of West Los Angeles; three brothers, Leslie A. Pine, Berkeley; Marshall W. Pine, Lomita, and Clark S. Pine, Long Beach. [ Santa Monica Evening Outlook,7/16/1955. Submitted by B. Wiesner.]

(Artesia) James M. Guyton, 52. of 20711 Roseton Ave , died Monday in San Francisco . He was a native of Galveston, Tex. and came to Artesia about 30 years Ago. Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Fay Guyton; a son, Francis, Artesia; two sisters and four brothers. Rosary will be recited Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Artesia Mortuary garden chapel. Mass will be Monday at 9:30 a.m at The Holy Family Catholic Church in Artesia with the Rev. Patrick O'Connor officiating. Burial will be in Galveston. [Long Beach Press Telegram 1955-03-19 page 12. Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer.]

Mrs. E.E. Block Dies Sunday Services for former resident of Champaign to be held here Mrs. Edward E. Block, former Champaign resident and mother of Mrs. Albert E. Wuesteman, died at 4 p. m. Sunday in her home in Alhambra, Calif., after a long illness, according to word received here Monday. Mrs. Wuesteman was with her mother at the time of her death, having left for Alhambra last Tuesday. She will accompany the body back to Champaign, leaving Tuesday and arriving here Friday noon. Funeral services will be conducted in Mitendorf's funeral home at 10 a. m, Saturday, with Rev. Adolph Bohn, pastor of the Champaign Presbyterian church, officiating. Mrs. Block was born in Warren Mich., Aug. 7 1860. Her early married life was spent in Sidney, the family moving to Champaign in 1900, where Mr. Block was in the real estate business with the firm of Sullivan & Block. She has lived in California for the last eight years. Besides Mrs. Wuesteman, she leaves two other children, Walter R. Block of Evansville, Ind., and Capt. Elmer R. Block, San Antonio, Tex. [May 20, 1935, The Evening Courier (Champaign-Urbana) Submitted by Kim Torp.]

DEATH OF GEORGE WARREN REPORTED George T Warren passed away in Los Angeles Tuesday evening October 25th after an illness of seven years and will be buried at 200 PM Friday October 28th in Forest Lawn Cemetery Glendale California. Mr. Warren came to Mohave County in April 1897 to work for The White Hills Mining and Milling Company and remained with them for over four years and at the close of his service there he entered the employment of Tarr McComb Inc in Kingman remaining with them as their accountant until 1914 at which time on account of health condition she found it necessary to retire from active work and moved to Los Angeles. About two years before leaving Kingman he married Lolo Snowden who was also well known on account of her residence here of five years. Mr. Warren has many friends here who appreciated his fine qualities and will be sorry to hear of his death. [The Mohave County Miner Oct. 28, 1921. Submitted by Barb Z.]

KILLS ESTRANGED WIFE AND SELF over marital relations for the murder and suicide late yesterday of Dr. and Mrs. Glen Logsdon. Dr. Logsdon, aged 40 years, a weight reducing specialist, entered the beauty parlor conducted by his estranged wife, aged 35 years, who had taken the name of Roselia Crowe. Without a word, he shot her twice. As she fell, he swallowed poison and then dropped dead. She died later. It was learned they were married two years ago and recently had separated. Logsdon came to Los Angeles, from Wichita, Kans, five years ago. (El Dorado Times, January 6, 1934, Saturday. Submitted by Peggy Thompson.)

Died at Los Angeles, Sunday, October 22, Harrison Gregory, 69 years, 5 months of this city. November 2, 1882 Sad as it is, the rite of burial seems necessary and the office of the living is to care for the remains of their dead relatives and see to it they are decently and properly interred. This last sad office was paid to the remains of the late venerable Harrison Gregory, by the family and a large concourse of friends on Monday afternoon. On Monday, Oct. 26, Miss Laura Gregory started from Los Angeles, Cal., with the remains of her dead father. Reaching Kansas City, she was met by her brother Harry, of the clothing firm of Gregory Bros., who had gone to meet his sister, the cortege reaching Bureau Junction Saturday night last. Here they found carriages in waiting, which conveyed the body and party to Henry, the remains being taken to the residence of Mr. Mark Gregory. On Monday, Oct. 30, the funeral was held at the Christian church at two o'clock, the church being well filled with friends of the deceased and the family. At the concluding of the services at the church, the funeral procession wended its way to the city of the dead, where the mortal casket was laid beside that of his wife, who died in July, 1876. Thus the last offices have been paid to one prominent in life as a useful citizen, a generous and devoted husband and father and friend. Our memory of him will be ever tender and the example of a well spent and worthy life ever be emulated. All surviving members of his family and most of his brothers and sisters and their families were present at the obsequies. [The Henry Republican, Henry, IL, October 26, 1882. Submitted by Nancy Piper.]

GLENDALE, CA - Larry E. Young, Jr., 40, former resident of Muncie, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly, Friday May 4th 2007, in Glendale California, after a brief illness. He was born June 2nd 1966, the son of Larry Young Sr. and Claudia Ann Moore-Williams. He attended Muncie schools and graduated from Northside High School. He recently received his surgical technician license in California. He loved life and lived each day to the fullest. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He leaves to cherish his memory his father Larry Young Sr. (Ann Jordan) of Muncie, IN. His mother Claudia Moore-Williams, of Glendale, CA. His brothers; Anthony Moore (Diane), and Reginald Powell, sisters; Dorica Young, Marlina Young and Nanette Jordan, all of Muncie, IN. Noteka Jordan, Portia Powell, Brooklyn, NY. Marketa Williams and Keisha Williams of Glendale, CA. nephews; Antonio, Jerren, Justin and Lamont, nieces; Jaydn' Jaylen and Joslyn. Several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Sprinkling Services were held Tuesday May 15th, 2007. Arrangements were handled by Woods Valentine Mortuary in Pasadena, California. Local Memorial Services will be held in his honor, Saturday May 19th, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Prayer House of Deliverance, Muncie, Indiana. --Star Press, The (Muncie, IN) - May 17, 2007 [Contributed by A. Newell]

BLAND—Nancy S. Bland at 3442 Atlantic Street, September 16. Funeral services at the Norwalk Methodist Church, 2 PM, Wednesday. Interment at Little Lake Cemetery, Santa Fe Springs. [Los Angeles Times, September 18, 1934. Submitted by KKM]

PITZER, Nelle B., loving sister of Adelina Bland, Harriet Maud Bland, Mrs. R. B. Lundy, & George Bland. Services Tuesday, 3 PM, at Utter-McKinley’s Cresse Highland Park Chapel, 5860 N. Figueroa. [Los Angeles Times, May 20, 1947. Submitted by KKM]

Charles E. Mepham Memorial services will be held at 3 PM Wednesday for Charles E. Mepham of Torrance who died Feb. 11, 1972 in a Torrance hospital. He was born March 18, 1897 in Los Angeles and lived in the South Bay 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Clara, and a son, Alan. Memorial services will be in McNerney’s Mortuary, Lomita. [Daily Breeze, February 12, 1972. Submitted by KKM.]

George A. Marine Services for George A. Marine, a 41-year resident of the Greater Santa Monica Bay Area, will be conducted at 1 PM Thursday in the chapel of the Wilshire Funeral Home, Santa Monica. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mr. Marine of 2812 W. Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, died Monday in a Santa Monica convalescent hospital. He was 70. Mr. Marine, a native of Los Angeles, moved to Malibu in 1927 where he established the first plumbing shop in the area.He is survived by his wife, Helen; a son, Buz of Malibu; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Marron of Oceanside; a sister, Mrs. Nora Mundell of Oxnard; and seven grandchildren. [Santa Monica Evening Outlook, May 22, 1968. Submitted by KKM]

nee Decker Helen M. Marine
Services for Mrs. Helen M. Marine, a lifetime resident of the Greater Santa Monica Bay Area, will be conducted at 1 PM Saturday in the chapel of Wilshire Funeral Home. Interment will be private. Mrs. Marine of 28128 West Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, died Wednesday in San Diego. She was 68. Mrs. Marine was a native of California.She is survived by a son, Buz of Malibu; a daughter, Mrs. Helen (Sis) Marron of Oceanside; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Nora Mundell of Oxnard; and seven grandchildren.[ Santa Monica Evening Outlook, August 16, 1968. Submitted by KKM]

San Pedro, Cal., Jan. 2. Alfred Oman aged 22 years, an assistant cashier in the San Pedro bank, shot and killed himself today. He was married Christmas evening and had just returned from his wedding trip. No reason for his suicide is known. [The Arizona Republican Sunday January 3, 1892. Submitted by Barb Z.]

Mollie Tersie Sparks/Conner was born in the Cherokee Land of the Cooweecoowees District in Oklahoma in 1874 to Caleb Conner and Lucy Jane Conner/Countryman Moved to Pomona Valley in 1939 from Clark County, Arkadelphia District, Arkansas. Mollie Tersie Conner was Married to Oliver Sparks in Arkansas in 1898 after leaving the Cherokee land at 16 years of age. Please Contact David Sparks @ bigsparky88@yahoo.com

Masonic services for Lester C Reed, 67, former hotel man, will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p m in Pierce Bros. Beverly Hills Chapel, and will be followed inurnment in the Chapel of the Pines. He lived at 1118 S Swall Drive, Beverly Hills. Mr Reed was associated with the Fred Harvey Corp. for 13 years, was manager of the Ambassador from 1936-1939, and manager of the Gaylord Hotel from 1939 until he was forced to retire because of ill health about a year ago. He was a Mason and a member of Al Malaikan Shrine. He died yesterday and leaves his widow Cora; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Allen, and a son, Raymond C Reed. [LA Times, 11/13/1949. Submitted by J. Rice.]

Old Last Rites for Philip E. Brigandi Masonic funeral services were conducted yesterday morning for Philip E. Brigandi, --- an electrical engineer for a motion picture studio, held in ---een Mortuary chapel, North Hollywood. Committal followed in Hollywood Memorial Park cemetery.     Mr. Brigandi succumbed Monday to injuries received two weeks ago in an automobile accident. Mr. and Mrs. Brigandi, Studio City residents, have long been active in civic and social circles in the Valley and Southland.     He leaves his widow Ida Mae, a daughter Mrs. Dorothy Leech of Ridgecrest, a grand-daughter, and a brother Dr. Karl S. Brigandi of Garden Grove. [Thursday, July 26, 1956 Valley News, Van Nuys, California .Submitted by Shauna Williams ]

Final Rites Held for W.H. Watson Ex-Film Director    
Funeral services were held on Wednesday for William Henry Watson, retired film director, who died last Friday at the age of 71.     Services were conducted at Steen-Lorentzen Chapel, 11305 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. Entombment was at Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery.     Watson of 424 Ontario St., Burbank, began his screen career in 1912. The Canadian born director worked with such stars as Marie Bressler, Charlie Murray, Danny Kaye and Bob Hope.     He leaves a son, James W. Watson, two brothers and two sisters.[ January 26, 1967 Valley News, Van Nuys, California Submitted by Shauna Williams ]

George Watson Succumbs    
Legendary Los Angeles news photographer George R. Watson, 80, died yesterday at Queen of Angels Hospital.     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Hollywood Memorial Park, 600 Santa Monica Blvd.     Watson entered the hospital nearly a month ago. The nature of his ailment was undisclosed.     Watson and his six nephews formed a formidable family of news photographers, which covered Los Angeles so thoroughly that, in 1972, the County Museum of Science and Industry put on a retrospective, "The History of Los Angeles in the 20th Century, as See through the Lenses of the Watson Family."    A book, featuring those same pictures, was published last year by Delmar Watson. Titled "Quick, Watson, the Camera", it depicts 75 years of the history of Los Angeles in news photography. In 1913, George Watson invented and patented the process that is now known as microfilm.     Watson reportedly was the first photographer hired by the Los Angeles Times in 1917 and was listed by the paper as head of its photo department in 1925. He made the first news photograph of Los Angeles from an airplane and was founder of the Los Angeles Press Photographers Association and its first president.     It was his suggestion that a beacon be placed on top of City Hall. It was known as the Lindbergh beacon and was turned on from the White house by Calvin Coolidge in 1928.     He retired in 1940, after being manager of the Acme News Photo Syndicate which subsequently became UPI photos. He leaves a sister, Ethel Hoes of Oceanside, six photographer nephews, Coy, Harry, Billy, Delmar, Garry, who is on the photography staff of the Valley News and Bobs, and three nieces, Vivian Wyath of Oregon; Gloria Dean and Louise Roberts, both of Burbank. [May 13, 1977 Valley News, Van Nuys California Submitted by Shauna Williams ]

Family Expresses Appreciation The family and relatives of G. H. Hancock wish to express their appreciation of the many nice flowers and the presence of so many friends at the funeral services of their father on Thursday, May 17, at the IOOF Cemetery. Rev. B. W. Brock preached the funeral sermon. George Henry Hancock was born in Connecticut, August 10, 1851, and afterward moved with his parents to Chattanooga, Tenn. He was married to Miss Mary South in 1888, and to this union were born three children, Arthur James Hancock, now residing in Los Angeles; Mrs. Maud S. Hunt of Mt. Shasta, California; and Leroy, probably in Oklahoma. Their father was living in Los Angeles at the time of his death which resulted from an automobile accident, a car having struck him while crossing a street in Los Angeles on May 12th at 5 PM. He lived until 3 AM the next day without regaining consciousness in the emergency hospital. He had many friends in Roseville having lived here several years. There were several beautiful bouquets and sprays from Santa Ana and a pillow with “Father” on it sent with the body from Los Angeles. [signed] Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hunt, Arthur J. Hancock. [Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 5-25-1928. Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Daily Alaska Dispatch August 3, 1900 Story of Sad Dispair Told on Flyleaf of a Small Bible Belated Survivor Of the Edmonton Trails on His Way south – Partner Starved The terrible Edmonton trail has claimed another victim. Henry Weywich of Los Angeles, where his family are said to reside at present, starved to death while wintering near McPherson lake, on the Yssezoo (sic) river. His partner, Al Dominy, also of Los Angeles, was only saved from similar fate by shooting a moose. He lived upon the meat for four months, without even a bite of bread during that time. The story of Weywich's terrible death by starvation is recorded in a little Spanish-American bible, in which he kept a diary as his note paper ran out. Dominy, who came down from the North on a late steamer on his way to Los Angeles, is taking the book to the family of the dead man, as the last words he ever wrote are inscribed therein. Weywich and Dominy were members of the “Sunny South” party which passed through Seattle from Los Angeles to the Klondike in 1898. They took the Edmonton trail and before winter had set in had all given out but the two mentioned, and had turned back for civilization. Dominy and Weywich, however, struggled on and succeeded in reaching McPherson lake, where they built a cabin and prepared to spend the winter. The men's provisions were terribly short, but they had no idea but that they would kill enough game to keep them going. No game appeared, though, and by January they were on short rations. The rest of the pitiful tale is best told in entries made in the diary by the dead man. “January 6 – Too weak to go hunting. Cooked a spoonful of rice, one of flour and one of vegetables. Al gave me the leg of a squirrel.” At this time the two men were living on two meals a day. Both meals consisted of a thin watery soup, as in that way they could get all the strength out of their slender stock of provisions. “January 8 – Am eating the buds of willows. We had a little white weazel today. We are getting weaker and thinner every day. “January 9 – Am starving to death. We had one spoonful of rice, one of evaporated vegetables and one of flour. It is cold and the theremometer (sic) is down to 40 below. How dreary everything looks. “January 11 – Flour is all gone. No sign of game. Is still snowing. We are living on one spoonful of vegetables and the tips of willows.” For five days after the entry on January 11 Weywich only signed his name and put the date down. He was evidently too weak to write. The unfortunate man died on January 18. They had nothing to eat for the few days previous at all. Practically they had had nothing for weeks. Dominy and Weywich sang hymns and familiar tunes all the morning. The dying man gradually relapsed into unconsciousness and at 2 o'clock all was over. His partner Dominy buried the body a few rods away. As luck would have it, Dominy managed to shot a moose, the first one they had seen, the same day Weywich died, and for four months he lived upon this meat, without a bite of anything else. The last words that Weywich wrote in the diary, or Bible, were penned across the following verse in Acts of the Apostles: “And now behold I go in spirit into Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there.”   The winter camp of the two men was on the lower end of McPherson Lake, on the Yessezoo river, about 500 miles from Dawson and 240 miles from Fort Laird. It is said that Weywich worked previous to going to the Klondike for the Los Angeles street railways. [Submitted by Dena Whitesell]

Jerome B. Wiesner, a science adviser to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and past president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has died. He was 79. Wiesner died at his home late Friday after an unspecified illness that lasted several months, MIT spokesman Ken Campbell said. Wiesner suffered a stroke several years ago. He was president of MIT from 1971 to 1980 and a member of the President's Science Advisory Committee from 1961 to 1964. "He was a humanitarian. The issues that were most important to him were peace, disarmament, education," said his son, Zachary. "I think he enjoyed working for the government, but he loved MIT." After his retirement from MIT, Wiesner was a founding member of the International Foundation for the Survival and Development of Humanity, a group of U.S. and Soviet scientists and educators that raised money for research on global problems. Born in Detroit, Wiesner joined the MIT radiation laboratory in 1942 after directing the University of Michigan's broadcasting service and working as chief engineer for the acoustical record lab of the Library of Congress. He worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1945 to 1946, then returned to MIT as a professor of electrical engineering, eventually rising to department head in 1959. He is survived by his wife, Laya W. Wiesner, and four children. [LA TIMES 10-24-1994. Submitted by BLCW ]

Louis Wiesner, 86, who brought health services to victims of war and natural disasters through his work with the International Rescue Committee, died Sept. 20 in Meredith, N.H. The cause of death was not disclosed. Wiesner was a retired diplomat who had directed the State Department's Office of Refugees and Migration when he joined the International Rescue Committee in 1975. He created the group's medical program and served as its director from 1975 to 1984. Born in Port Huron, Mich., he was educated at the University of Michigan and Harvard, where he was a teaching fellow from 1939 to 1942. He worked at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Office of Strategic Services before joining the Foreign Service in 1944. He served in West Germany under the Allied Military Government after World War II and in Vietnam from 1967 to 1970. He served as U.S. disaster relief coordinator and regional refugee chief in Vietnam. After his retirement from the rescue committee, he published a study of Vietnamese refugees in 1984 called "Victims and Survivors: Displaced Persons and Other War Victims in Viet-Nam, 1954-75." [LA TIMES 10-2-2002. Submitted by BLCW ]

William "Bud" Wiesner, a former barber, driver's education teacher and well-known civic booster, was memorialized Wednesday in Garden Grove, where his late wife served as the first city clerk. Wiesner, who also had served as a trustee of Garden Grove High School District (now Garden Grove Unified School District), died Saturday of heart disease, said his niece, Pam Matthews. He was 81. The funeral was at First Presbyterian Church of Garden Grove. "There were about 150 people there," said Randy Bryan, a fellow Garden Grove Host Lions Club member and manager of Dimond & Sons Mettler Mortuary, which handled the arrangements. "I'd say there were 25 Lions, about 50 Masons, the rest Shriners or other friends in town. He and Gwen had a lot of friends. They were that kind of people." Like his wife, Gwen, who was Garden Grove's city clerk, treasurer, assistant city manager and director of administrative services before she retired in 1981, Bud Wiesner wore several hats over the course of his life. He drove a taxi. He owned a barbershop. He taught driver's education. But Garden Grove Unified School District spokesman Alan Trudell said Wiesner was probably best known in lodge and civic circles. "I used to be a reporter covering Garden Grove and know Bud well. That was more than 20 years ago," Trudell said. "He is as well known in Garden Grove as his wife was. Gwen was the city's first [clerk]. Together they were both synonymous with Garden Grove. You've heard of the grapevine? She was the lead grape." Born Dec. 27, 1918, in Milwaukee, Wiesner spent most of his life in California. After his 1937 graduation from Marshall High School in Los Angeles, Wiesner served as a private first class in the Army Air Corps in China, Burma and India during World War II. He settled afterward in Garden Grove, where he became a member of the Lions Club and a Master Mason at the lodge known as Acacia Grove No. 352. He and Gwendolyn Oleta Smith were married in 1951. "I think because they chose not to have kids," said niece Matthews, 47, "they chose to be involved in other ways: school, city, the Strawberry Festival board. I found that, while I am a real niece and my brother is a real nephew, there are a lot of other people who considered them an aunt and uncle too." With his sister, Bud Wiesner ran a two-cab taxi service and later bought Century Barber. He sold it to a woman who turned it into a beauty parlor--and attended his funeral Wednesday. Sometime in the mid-1960s, Wiesner became a certified driver's education instructor, the type who rides in the car with students and steps on the passenger-side brake when things get dicey. His niece said it was a job he loved. "He liked people and really enjoyed it," she said. "I'm a baby boomer, and I guess a lot of people around my age in Garden Grove learned to drive from him. He was a barber, and there were a lot of guys who wouldn't have a haircut from anybody but Bud until they went off to college." [LA TIMES 11-30-2000. Submitted by BLCW]

WEST COVINA, Calif. - Homer Bryan Okey was born in Montrose, Colo., on May 22, 1919 and died in West Covina, Calif., on Jan. 27, 2003, at the age of 83 due to respiratory complications. Homer was raised in Montrose and worked as a young man for White & Okey Constructors & Builders. White & Okey built the Montrose County High School, the local hospital and remodeled several prominent facilities including the jail. In February of 1942 Homer was inducted into the armed service where he served as a first sergeant with the 128th Engineer Combat Battalion, serving in Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. After receiving an honorable discharge in January of 1946, Homer returned to Montrose. He later relocated to Klamath Falls, Ore., to work for the state's tax commission. It was there that he met and married Dorothy Hartt from Hans Peak, Colo., and Rawlings, Wyo. They had one son, Patrick. The family later moved to California where Homer worked for the Veteran's Administration and later the Small Business Administration as a supervising engineer/appraiser. Homer retired from the SBA after 25 years of service. Following Dorothy's death in 1974, Homer married JoAnne Hughes in 1976 and they moved to West Covina, Calif., where they made their home until the time of Homer's death. Homer was a life member of Montrose Elks Lodge No. 1053, having joined the lodge 61 years ago. Homer will be remembered for his love of his family, strong work ethic, healthy sense of humor and his reputation for always leaving a situation better than before he became involved. This very loved husband, father, grandfather and brother will be deeply missed. Surviving family members who were privileged to share Homer's life include his wife, JoAnne Okey and her daughter Carol; his son, Patrick Okey and wife Vicki, of Eureka, Calif.; three grandchildren: Jessica, Christopher and James Okey; one brother, Theodore Okey, of Riverside, Calif.; one sister, Jane Miller, of Grand Junction, Colo.; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Homer was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Osion Okey and Lulu (Scott) Okey of Montrose; one sister, Betty Winters; and one brother, Bill Okey. [contributed by Carole Dick]

John A. Oliphant
Howard Courant, January 22, 1931
DEATH OF A PIONEER OF OLD BOSTON DAYS John A. Oliphant, Early Citizen of This County, Later Prominent in Oklahoma, Died Last Saturday Dispatches tell of the death of John A. Oliphant, prominent citizen and ex-Police Judge of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died the 19th inst., at the age of 83 years. He passed away at a hospital in Los Angeles, after quite a long illness. His home for more than 25 years had been at Tulsa, Oklahoma, but since the death of his wife two or three years ago, he had lived with a daughter most of the time. He is survived by three married daughters. His wife died some time ago and a baby daughter died in the early years of their married life. Mr. Oliphant was born in Missouri in 1848, served in the Union Army in the Civil War while yet a young boy, came to Kansas in 1870 and was with the Osage Mission party that founded the town of Boston in Old Howard county times in 1871. He studied law and engaged in practice, and at the division of Howard county he located here at Howard City, where in 1880, he married Miss Martha Greer who was a primary teacher in the Howard schools. He took a short law course at Ann Arbor, and continued to practice in Howard till about 1885 when he removed to Pratt, Kansas, later going to Texas. At the first opening of Oklahoma "he made the run" and settled at Guthrie. Later when the strip opened he settled at Perry and was elected to the Territorial legislature and afterward was appointed receiver of the U. S. Land Office at Mangum. In 1904 he moved to Tulsa and made it his permanent home. Mr. Oliphant prospered and engaged in many activities. He was an independent oil producer, real estate operator, newspaper owner and dabbled in several other lines and accumulated some valuable city properties. Mr. Oliphant is remembered by many of the pioneers of Howard and Elk county, though it has been at least 45 years since he removed from this city. The burial was announced to be at Tulsa. [ Submitted by L. Morgan]

Last Ride John Eisler of Arizona Dies in a Patrol Wagon Associated Press Leased-wire Service      San Francisco, April 23 -- John Eisler, an Arizona miner, died in the police patrol wagon this morning while being transported to the Receiving Hospital.  About 9 o'clock Eisler was found lying on the sidewalk at Clay and Montgomery streets in an unconscious condition, and the patrol wagon was called to take him to the Receiving Hospital.  Before the wagon reached that institution he died, and his  body was carried to the morgue.      His death is believed to have been due to natural causes.  Eisler arrived in this city Saturday from Charleston, Ariz., where he is interested in mines.  He was about 60 years old. [Los Angeles Times, April 24, 1885. Submitted by Nan.)

EDDY, Mrs. J.W. Death of Mrs. J. W. EDDY, a Former Resident. The Beacon says a telegram has been received in Aurora, from Los Angeles, California, announcing the death of Mrs. J. W. EDDY, an old resident of Aurora and Batavia (Illinois). The cause of her death was a complication of diseases. Mr. and Mrs. EDDY have lived in Aurora many years, and have hosts of friends in this vicinity. The interment will take place in Los Angeles. [Batavia Herald, 22 October 1896, sub. by K. Torp]

Egbert Ingersoll, 100, a member of the United States Secret Service during the Civil War and personal messenger for President Lincoln and Secretary of War Stanton, at Los Angeles.  [Time Magazine,Jun 4, 1923, sub. by K. Torp]  

Lebanon, Or., Aug 11 – (Special) – Word was received at this place Saturday of the death of Rev. J. R. Kirkpatrick, at his home at Los Angeles. Rev. Mr. Kirkpatrick was for several years pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at this place. [The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) Wednesday, August 12, 1903 . Submitted by Jim Dezotell]

On Oct. 20, 1964, at Long Beach, Calif., Margaret Vogelsong, formerly of Trafford, Pa., mother of Frances Trolinger, Jane Bolger and Margaret Jo Mathis; sister of Mrs. Helen Spencer, Harry H. and Charles H. Vogelsong.  Burial services were held in Grandview Cemetery, East McKeesport, Pa., Thursday morning at 11 a.m. [Unknown newspaper, 1964. Submitters Name: Allen Bankson ]

The L. B. Blachly family will attend the burial of Mr. Blachly’s uncle Reginald Rogers of Pasadena, California, at Arlington.  Mr. Rogers owned a drug store in Arlington many years and for the past twenty years has been operating a drug store in Pasadena.   [Haven Journal Haven, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, February 13, 1936 page – 5 *** column – 1 . Submitted by Rose Stout]

Nellie C. Ash was born in Chicago, Ills. Feb. 7th, 1865.  Died near Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California, Nov 2nd, 1903. 

She came to Kansas with her parents in Dec. 1st, 1873.  Lived here until Oct. 8th of this year when she went to California with the intention of spending a year with some friends, with the hope of regaining her health.  After this very short stay God in his infinite wisdom deemed it best to call her from these earthly scenes and usher her into the great beyond. 

In the fall of 1893 Nellie was converted during a series of revival meetings held in Haven, conducted by Rev. Shannon and his assistants.  She received the ordinance of baptism by immersion, and pledged her faith with the little band of Adventists.  In a few months she and her husband went to Stanford, Kentucky, where they spent one year near his parents, and together they united with the Christian church, of which his father, Joseph Ballou was the pastor.  They returned to Haven, and have since lived in Pretty Prairie, and Jefferson, Oklahoma.  For nearly two years she has lived in Wichita, she received a divorce from the Dr. and resumed her maiden name. 

The different places where she has been has endeared many friends to her.  All of whom will fondly miss her. 

She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Ash, two brothers and two sisters.  One of each living in Haven, Jessie L and Wm. F. Ash, the others Herbert E. Ash and Mrs. Frank R. Hill are residing in Greentown, Indiana.  Rev. J. W. Dibbens conducted the funeral services at the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock November 4th, 1903.  A short but very impressive sermon from Colossians 3: 3-4, was given.  The interment took place at Long Beach, Los. Angeles Co., California. 

“What though in lonely grief we sigh,
For our beloved no longer nigh,
Submissive still would we reply,
Thy will Oh Lord be done.” 

Haven Weekly Journal
Haven, Reno County, Kansas
Saturday, November 7, 1903
page – front *** column – 3 


A Card of Thanks. 

We wish to thank the kind friends for their sympathy.  Especially those who have assisted in any way by kind word or deep to lighten our sorrow in the loss of our daughter and sister. 

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. W. Ash,
Miss Jessie Ash,
W. F. Ash. 

Haven Weekly Journal
Haven, Reno County, Kansas
Saturday, November 7, 1903
page – front *** column – 3 

Mrs. Louise Fagberg of Los Angeles, mother of Mrs. Harriet Fagberg Snell, known on the stage as Harriet Standon, died in St. Luke's Hospital In New York on Friday, following an operation. She had been In the hospital but a short time. News of her death came in a brief telegram to Mrs. Clarence Snyder, received this forenoon. Mrs. Fagberg spent a year in Elkhart prior to her departure with Mrs. Snell last February, and she became acquainted with a number of Elkhart people. Beside the daughter, there is a son, Charles Fagberg of Los Angeles, who is a civil engineer. [Date: Saturday, August 4, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5. Submitted by BZ]

Mrs. Esther Beck DeHater, 51, Burbank, Calif., formerly of Mahomet, IL,  died Saturday (Feb. 28, 1970) at Burbank,Calif. Funeral services will be  Tuesday (Mar. 3, 1970) at Burbank, Calif. Mrs. Dehater was born March  31, 1918 near Mahomet,IL a daughter of Henry G. Beck and Emma A.  Borowski Beck. Survivors include her husband, George, and a son, Pat, at  home. Also surviving are five sisters; Mrs. Elsie Ingold, Paxton,IL;  Mrs. Emma Godzesky, Mrs. Lena Dowling and Mrs. Dorothy Hemrich, all of  Champaign,IL; and Mrs. Marie Hinds, Westlake Village,Calif. Mrs. DeHater  was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Oscar, Otto  and Arthur Beck and one sister Minnie Chapman. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday for Esther DeHater who died  Saturday (Feb. 28, 1970) in a local hospital at the age of 51. A resident of Burbank,CA for 25 years, Mrs. DeHater made her home at 524  N. Myers. She is survived by her husband, George; one son, Patrick, both of  Burbank,CA; and five sisters. Mrs. Elsie Ingold of Paxton,Ill., Mrs.  Marie Hinds of CA, Mrs. Emma Godzesky, Mrs. Lena Dowling, and Mrs.  Dorothy Hemrich, all of Champaign,Ill. Chapel services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday (Mar. 3, 1970) at  The Valley Funeral Home, 2119 W. Burbank, Burbank,Calif. Interment will  be private. Visitation will continue until 8:30 tonight. [News Gazette-Champaign,IL, Date: 3/2/1970. Submitters Name: Pat MALEY-CURTIS]

Former Lane Woman Dies – Mrs. N. A. Ashworthy, formerly of Lane county, but recently living in Pasadena, California, died yesterday according to word received by friends in Eugene.  Mrs. Ashworth lived in Springfield for a number of years. [The Eugene Daily Guard (Eugene, OR) – Tuesday, February 6, 1923. Submitted by JD]

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