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COOK, ROBERT KENNETH
R. Kenneth Cook Taken by Death

  Word was received here today of the death of R. Kenneth Cook, in San Francisco, long time resident of Susanville and son of the late Robt. M. Cook and Katherine Cook, publishers of a former local newspaper.

  A thirteen-year-old son, Robert, his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Cook of San Francisco; an uncle J.J. O'Donnell of Susanville, and four aunts survive the deceased.

  Kenneth Cook was a native of Washington D.C., 36 years of age, and for 18 years a Susanville resident.  He was a graduate of Lassen Union High School and Villanova College, Penna.

  His musical talent was one of his outstanding characteristics and made him friends in all walks of life.  A requiem high mass followed by special services by Bishop Mouleen of San Francisco observed his death,  Interment was in Holy Cross cemetery.  Death was caused by tuberculosis.

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  This information with the finis mark familiar to the Cook "boys" in the newspaper work, came from the surviving brother.  To his uncle Jim came these few verses, "To Kenneth" - a classic for beauty and frankness of expression and impressive for genuine and deep brotherly affection.  With Uncle Jim's consent (and hope for the author brother's approval) here is-

To Kenneth

You walked through life as though it were a stage
Yourself the most important player on it,
Weaving your webs of fancy into plots,
Fantastic and absurd, and yet sublime.
That poor, weak body that now lies senseless clay
Failed to equal the rushing gallop of your mind.

You're gone now, Brother, you've made your final exit;
Alone, unheard, the last set curtain fell about you.
Poor Thespian!  To have played so many parts
And have no audience for your greatest role of all.

So now farewell awhile.
I shall not grieve because the stage is bare;
This is but prelude to a greater role
That you shall play up there.

Don Cook
[Lassen Advocate Friday, March 15, 1940 Susanville, CA , Submitted by Jana Stanley]

ANDERSON, AUGUST
Sons, Nephews Pallbearers    
Funeral services for August Anderson were held in the Methodist Church Thursday afternoon by Rev R.G. Green, assisted by Rev. P. C. Knudson, Mrs. Louise Morrill furnished sacred music, accompanied by Mrs. Alfreda Cunningham.   Pallbearers, all sons and nephews, included Alfred, Oscar, Elmer, and Charles Ira Anderson, sons, and Richard Anderson, Albert Anderson, nephews.  Interment was made in the family plot of the Lassen Cemetery under direction of Morrill and Hornshuh. [Lassen Advocate Friday, March 1, 1940 Susanville, CA. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

DAVIES, EDWARD H.
Native of Canada, Aged 80, Passes On   Edward H. Davies passed away Saturday evening at a local hospital.  He was 80 years of age and a native of Huntington, Indiana.  Mr. Davies came here about a year ago and has been residing with his daughter, Mrs. Pearl Sherman on Prospect Avenue.  During his lifetime he was engaged in farming in Canada and Montana.   He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Pearl Sherman and Guy Davies of Susanville; Mrs. Daisy Morley of Salem, Oregon; Linnie Davies and Virgil Davies of Hamilton, Montana; Mrs. Ruby Miller, Hershel Davies and Claude Davies, all of Alberta, Canada.   Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Chapel of Morrill Mortuary.  Reverend P.C. Knudson officiating.  Interment was in Lassen Cemetery. [Lassen Advocate Tuesday, March 12, 1940 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

WELLS, ESTHER
Illness Fatal to Former Susanville Resident  Ardel Torrey received word today that his aunt, Mrs. Esther Wells, passed away this morning in Placerville at the age of 37 years.  She is survived by her husband, Fred Wells, one son, Fred Jr., and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Menth, Mrs. Jack Menth, and Mrs. Maude Dieter, all of Susanville, who were at her bedside when the end came.   The Wells moved from Susanville about three years ago.  Funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed but the body will be sent here for burial. [Lassen Advocate Tuesday, March 5, 1940 Susanville, CA. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

EAYRS, BEN E.
Remains Brought Here For Funeral
Funeral services were conducted for Ben E. Eayrs by E.L. Spaulding, Baptist Minister, in the Morrill and Hornshuh Chapel Saturday afternoon, Sacred music was furnished by Chester D. Mathews, accompanied by Mrs. Louise Morrill. Intermnet services were conducted in the Lassen Cemetery by the Independent Order of Oddfellows. Pallbearers included Ed Jellison, R.L. Winchester, Geo. Du Praw, W.L. Hyatt, George Lacey and Shirley Stampfli. Mr. Eayrs is survived by his wife Mrs. Ida May Eayrs of Grass Valley and the following children; Jessie Lee Eayrs, Klamath Falls, Ore., Mrs. Helen Franklin, Grass Valley; Mrs. Gladys Jette, Missoula, Montana, and Howard E. Eayrs, Klamath Falls; also the following brothers and sisters: Perry Eayrs, Klamath Falls; Clifford Eayrs, Rexford, Montana; Charles and Clarence Eayrs, Kalipel (city hard to read), Mont.; Mrs. Bertha Collor, Rexford, Mont.; Mrs. Maud (unreadable), Portlsteh, Ida; Mrs. Rena Swanson, Montesano, Wash.; two grandchildren. Mr. Eayrs had resided in Grass Valley for the past year but prior to that time spent about 8 years in Susanville. He passed away at his home Wednesday night. He was 68 years old and a native of Palmyra, Michigan. [Lassen Advocate Tuesday Feb 13, 1940. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

WILLIAMS, ANDREW
Decapitated By Train, Returned Here For Burial  
Andy Williams, Indian, whose body had been decapitated by railroad cars in Sacramento yesterday morning, is being brought to Susanville for burial, according to information received by County Welfare Agent L.W. Owen.  The body is being transported in an Indian Service truck and will be interred beside that of his wife.   Williams had been in Sacramento visiting relatives and searching for a son, who happened to have returned to Susanville about the same time.  He is presumed to have fallen between two cars of a moving train.   He is survived by three children, Evelyn and Theodore of Susanville, and Stella who is attending Indian school in Riverside.   The funeral will be held tomorrow at 3 o'clock, followed by interment in Lassen Cemetery. [Lassen Advocate Friday, February 16, 1940. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

VANDEBURG, JERRY
Jerry Vandeburgh Called By Death  
Jerry Vandeburgh, 62, passed away last evening at a local hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Vandeburgh, and three song: Edwin Vandeburgh of Lostine, Oregon; Milo and Stanley Vandeburgh, both of Susanville; one sister, Mrs. Nora Fisher, Endicott, Wash.   Mr. Vandeburgh came to Susanville with his family in 1925.  That year and for several years he worked for the Fruit Growers Supply Co. and worked until 1936, when local lumber yard for the Red River Lumber Co. and worked until 1934, when ill health forced him to retire.  He is a native of Dayton, Washington.   Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Church of Latter Day Saints on east Main Street.  Interment will be in Lassen Cemetery under the direction of Morrill and Hornshuh. [Lassen Advocate Tuesday, February 27, 1940. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

RYDER, VIRGINIA LEE
Girl Victim of Crash is Buried Here  
Last rites for the late Virginia Lee Ryder, who died in a Klamath Falls, Ore., hospital late last week, following injuries suffered in an automobile accident in the Tule Lake district, when the car she was in was sideswiped by a CCC truck, were held from the Morrill mortuary in this city yesterday morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev. P.C. Knudsen of the Methodist church officiating.  The pall bearers were James Alway, John Zaklan, Nick Zaklan, Harold Abbott, Kenneth Fowler and Forrest Smith.  The deceased, an attractive girl of 16 years, was a native of West Virginia, and had been a resident of Susanville for two years. She made her home for a time at the Story Club. Her father, Robert Ryder, working near Loyalton, survives her. [Lassen Advocate Tuesday, July 9, 1940. Jana Stanley]

HARRISON, CHARLES
C. Harrison Dies, Burial on Thursday    
All Susanville was grieved this morning with the news of the unexpected death at 3:30 o'clock this morning at the home of his parents on North Street of Charles Harrison, 20 son of Mr. and Mrs. George Harrison, long and esteemed residents of this city.   The youth, a native of Susanville and employed in the Griffin Variety Store in a clerical capacity, had been ill but a short time.  In past months, however, he had been in ailing health, and left his work to rest up.  Recently he returned to his duties declaring that he felt in excellent health.   Everything that medical science and expert nursing knew were done in hope to save the life of the bright, likable young man, but insidious disease had taken stern hold of his frail form and death came quickly.   Besides his parents, the father being lumber mill operator, there survive two sisters, and two brothers, John, Dick, Sophie and Esther Mae Harrison.  Funeral rites for the young man will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Morrill Funeral Chapel.  Interment will be private. [Lassen Advocate Tuesday, July 9, 1940. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

SHINN, ALVA
Mrs. Alva Shinn Dies
Mrs. Alva Shinn, wife of Robert Shinn, former local resident, passed away in Sacramento on Monday of this week.  Funeral arrangements were completed in that city.  Mrs. Shinn was the wife of Robert Shinn, one time owner of the "Sagebrush", now the Lassen Advocate. [The Lassen Mail Susanville, CA Friday, March 6, 1936. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM H.
Heart Attack is Fatal to William Armstrong  
Wm. H. Armstrong last of the four Armstrong brothers who settled in this county as pioneers, passed away at the County Hospital late Saturday afternoon at the age of 68.  Armstrong was a prominent figure in this community for years and was widely known in the Madeline Plains section where he was employed in the cattle business.   The deceased came to Lassen County from Shasta City at an early age.  No sooner was he able to rise a horse than he began to reap from the rewards of the cattle business and this occupation he followed until five years ago.   Recently he was placed in the care of the county because of poor health. Last Saturday he fell a victim to the fatal heart disease.   He leaves to mourn, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Burney of Beckworth, Cal. and Mrs. Eva Luttie of Stockton. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. Smith at the Edenholm chapel on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Interment took place at the new Susanville cemetery. [The Lassen Mail Susanville, CA Friday, March 6, 1936. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

McKISSICK, JOHN DANIEL
War Veteran Dies of Wounds Suffered in Battle of Argonne   News of the death of John Daniel McKissick, former well known Lassen County resident who passed away Friday, March 13, at the Salt Lake Veterans' Hospital at the age of 45 years, was received in Susanville a few years ago.   Direct cause of death was the result of fatal injury while serving in the World War.  Death followed a long illness, the result of a bullet wound over the heart which was incurred in the battle of the Argonne.  McKissick was confined to a hospital in England for six weeks and was then moved to a hospital in New Jersey.  In recent years he settled with his wife in Nevada City and for the past year had been confined to his bed in the veterans' hosptial.   John Daniel McKissick was born in Secret Valley, January 13, 1891.  He is the second son of John Best "Buster" McKissick , who captured the title of the world's champion bronco buster in 1876.  Old residents of this vicinity will recall him as the teamster who made a perfect turn in the middle of Main Street here with 16 horses and four wagons.  This feat in those days was considered remarkable.   McKissick is survived by his wife, Myrtle; one brother, Wilbur Best McKissick; one sister, Mrs. H. May Lewis; two nephews, Alfred and Hughes McKissick, and three nieces, Parilla Means and Fay and Fern Harbaugh.   Funeral services were conducted from the Lucero Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon and were under the direction of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.   The body was laid to rest in the McKissick family plot in the Secret Valley cemetery beside his father. [Lassen Mail Susanville, CA Friday, March 20, 1936. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

An Obituary of the Late John Daniel McKissick  
Funeral services were conducted at the Lucero Chapel last Tuesday, March 17, at 2 p.m. for John McKissick by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and thence taps were sounded at the graveside in the Secret Valley Cemetery, where he was laid to rest beside his father, John Best (Buster) McKissick whom he always addressed as Pap, as he was a very devoted son.   He was born January 13, 1891, at Secret Valley and passed away Friday, March 13, 1936 at the Veterans' Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, from a severe wound and shell shock received in the deadly battle of the Argonne.   He was drafted into the infantry at the first call and his brother Wilbur Best McKissick enlisted in the heavy artillery soon after he heard Johnny had been called.  He was found on the battlefield of Argonne by a first-aid nurse, lying among the dead, with a comrade lying across him, breathing but still bleeding from a shot over the heart and through the chest by an explosive shell or shrapnel which tore a large jagged hole through his left shoulder blade.   Aid was summoned and he was carried on a stretcher to a hospital tent, where he remained until he was able to be removed across the Channel to a hospital in England where he lay for six weeks.   During his stay there he wrote a letter to the United States, which was published.   After that he was able to be moved over to the United States, into a hospital in New Jersey, where he was a long time, until able to be discharged.   Owing to his declining health, he has been in hospitals for several years, off and on, until a year ago he became so ill he had hospital care steadily-first in Reno, then in San Francisco and last in Salt Lake City.   He was the second son of the late John Best (Buster) McKissick, who at the age of fourteen, up ended a four-year-old steer, gaining the title of "Buster" by uncle Jacob McKissick; was the world's champion bronco rider at the Philadelphia Centennial in 1876; and was the most noted bells and jerk-line teamster.   Old timers can relate of having seen him complete the feat of turning on Main Street of Susanville, with sixteen horses and four wagons forty years ago.   John "Buster" was one of the first subscribers of the Lassen Mail 50 years ago; and his father, Uncle Daniel McKissick was on the first subscribers for The Sagebrush, 65 years ago.   John Daniel McKissick is survived by his wife Myrtle of Reno, Nevada; one brother, Wilbur Best McKissick of Nevada City, California; one sister, Mrs. Hannah May Lewis of San Diego, California; one sister-in-law, Marie McKissick Wilson of Junction City, California; two nephews, Hughes Augustus McKissick of Susanville, California, and Alfred Raymond McKissick of Junction City, California; three nieces, Parilla McKissick Means of Junction City, California, Fay and Fern Harbaugh of Medford, Oregon; one uncle, Thomas Gwain of Los Angeles, California; two aunts-in-law, Anne E. Swain of Susanville, California, and Delia Swain of Reno, Nevada; seventeen cousins, Henry Fitzhugh Swain, Francis Virginia Swain and Blanche Ottino of Susanville, California, J. Henry Wilkerson of Hawthorne, Nevada, Etta May Wilkerson of Janesville, California, Hannah Jane Wilkerson of Roseville, California, Mrs. Elizabeth Luvisa Rice of Janesville, California, Mrs. Christena Columbia Peterson of Stacy, California, William Elmer and Ethel Vincent of Susanville, California, Zoe, Roe, Bryon and Alice Swain of Los Angeles, California, William Robert (Dugan) Swain of Walnut Grove, California, Albert Swain of Santa Rosa, California, and Roy Swain of Likely, California. [The Lassen Mail Susanville, CA Friday, March 27, 1936. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

TERRILL, HELEN NADINE
Helen Nadine Terrill, 82, died on Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at the Lakewood Christian Homecare Facility in Redding.  She was born on March 9, 1919 on the Kansas-Oklahoma border. She was the first born of six children.   She is survived by sons, Larry, of Susanville and Bill, of Redding; five grandsons, John (JT), of Susanville, Jody of Boise, Idaho, Todd, of Reno, Nev., Michael and Brian, both of Redding, three great-granddaughters and four great grandsons, her brother, Eugene Sheilds, of Reno, and sister, Dixie Garrett, of Altamont, Kansas.   She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Henry Lee Terrill in 1986.  After graduating as valedictorian of Chetopa High School and passing a two-day test to obtain a teaching certificate, she taught school for two years in Kansas (teaching all eight grades) and attended Pittsburgh State Teachers College to work on obtaining her teacher credentials.  While doing this she was introduced by friends, to Lee Terrill and they (along with two other couples) were married on March 27, 1940, and they moved to Susanville to live and raise their family.  During the war she worked at Sierra Army Depot as a checker and dispatcher of train crews moving ammo.   She devoted 40 years, 1947 to 1987, to education in Susanville.  She taught mostly third grade and attended summer school until a serious illness in 1985 prevented it.  She graduated cum laude from Chico State College in 1959.  She went on to obtain her masters degree from the University of Nevada, cum laude.  She also had a California Reading Specialists Credential and an Administrative Credential.  The last 14 years of her employment she worked as a coordinator of special programs for Susanville Elementary School District handling such programs as Gifted and Talented, Career Education and Early Childhood Education.  She worked right up until the last day of December 1986 before retiring at age 67.   Terrill was a 50-plus year member of the Order of Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron both in 1957 and 1991.  She was also a 48-year member of the Court of Amaranth and worked with Job's Daughters for more than 10 years.  She was active in the Susanville Teachers Association and the Business and Professional Women's Club.   In her retirement years she took an active role in the retired teacher group and became an avid member of the doll club.   Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Walton's Colonial Mortuary in Susanville.  Interment followed at the Diamond Crest Cemetery in Johnstonville, Calif. [Lassen County Times Tuesday, May 8, 2001. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

FANNING, DONALD D.
Donald D. Fanning, 87, died on Thursday, April 26, 2001, at the Sunbridge Skilled Nursing Facility in Susanville.  He was born on March 9, 1914, in Greely, Colo., and had been a resident of Lassen County for the past 10 years.  He enjoyed gardening and watching baseball.  Survivors include his wife, Eva Mae Fanning, of Chester, Calif., two daughters, Loretta Wallace, of Chester, Violet Porter, of Doyle, Calif., three sons, Bob Fanning, of Chester; Ken Fanning of Herlong; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  Private services were held.  Interment will be private at Chester Cemetery in Chester. [Lassen County Times Tuesday, May 8, 2001 . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

STRAHAN, WALTER
Services today for Walter Strahan, 75  
Walter Strahan, formerly of Susanville and a long-time employee of the Lassen Lumber and Box Company, died in Reno on Monday at the age of 75.  He was a native of Mississippi.   Funeral services were held from the Ross-Burke chapel in Reno this afternoon.   Survivors include his wife, Lizzie E., Reno; three sons, Claude, Keddie, Darwin, Puentz, and Clyde, Estaceda, Ore.; two stepsons, John Millsap, Millbrae, Lean Millsap, San Rafael; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Dorothy Platek and Mrs. Ramona Mason, both of Sacramento. [Lassen Advocate Thursday, Jan. 8, 1953 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

HENDRICKSON, KRISTINE A.
Mother Called by Death
Mrs. Kristine A. Mortensen Hendrickson, 65, died on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at her home in Corinne, Utah, after a lingering illness. Services were held on Friday, Dec. 12, at Corinne with burial in the Brigham City Cemetery. Survivors include a son and five daughters. Two of the daughters, Mrs. Anna Wight and Mrs. Dorothy Wight, are Susanville residents. [Lassen Advocate Susanville, Lassen County, CA Jan 5, 1953 . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

JELLISON, EDWARD A.
Services Tomorrow for E.A. Jellison  
Final rites for Edward A. Jellison, 73, Janesville, will be held from the Susanville Methodist church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with interment following at Janesville.  Jellison, a native of Lassen county, died at a Red Bluff hospital on Jan. 3.   The deceased is survived by his widow, Anna, at the home; one daughter, Mrs. Maxine Henson, and a son, Mervin, both of Anderson; three brothers, C.C., Sacramento, Leo., Susanville, and Auburn, Aptos, and seven grandchildren. [
Lassen Advocate Jan. 5, 1953 Susanville, CA. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

CLARK, JACK
Jack Clark Overtaken by Death
Lifeless Body Found in Automobile on Highway Near Chester   John Patrick (Jack) Clark, 59, for the past 17 years director of personnel and housing with the Fruit Growers Supply Co. in Susanville, passed away in his automobile beside the road two miles west of Chester, Plumas county, probably about 7:30 o'clock Monday morning.   He had gone to Redding Sunday with Mrs. Clark and was returning early in time to assume his regular duties at the F.G.S. Co. office.  He was recognized by Chester Van Etten as he passed the Lost Creek maintenance station, who a short time later came upon the lifeless form where his car had left the road and stalled in the snow.   Van Etten found Clark slumped over in the open window of the car door, with the motor still running, indicating that when stricken, life had suddenly left him, or he had turned off the road to wait for the attack to pass.   Jack Clark has for years been a well known figure in northern California.  In his earlier years he was interested in sports, and in his connection with the lumber industry, through his efforts in promoting safety measures had established an outstanding record in the Susanville plant.  Among his follows he was held in the highest esteem, and regarding by his superiors as a most conscientious and efficient employe.   John Patrick Clark was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 18, 1881, coming west and locating in Redding in 1095.  A son, John Nielson Clark of Susanville, and a daughter, Margaret Clark Grey of San Jose, survive.  They are children of his marriage to Charlotte Nielson of Redding in 1907.  Four sisters and one brother survive; Mrs. Frank Howard Clark of Glendale, Calif.; Mrs. Wm. Steuben, Mrs. Wm. Isler, Mrs. T. Parker Whitby, and Mrs. Daniel Gallagher of Pittsburgh; Bernard Clark of Pittsburgh and Peter Joseph Clark of Susanville.   On November 27, 1929, he was married to Alice Firth of Redding, and they have since lived in Susanville, but were preparing to return to Redding about March 1, when he expected to retire from active business.   Funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at the McDonald chapel at 2 p.m., under auspices of the Knight Templar lodge of which he had been a member for many years.   A number of his associates in the F.G.S. Co. office and plant, will be in attendance at the funeral. [*The newspaper did not print the correct printing date.  They listed the dates as 1939 for the first few weeks of January 1940.*] [Lassen Advocate January 9, 1940 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

COLLINGS, HARRY A.
H.A. Collings Passes Sunday  
Dr. Harry A. Collings, prominent local physician, passed away at St. Helens, California, on Sunday morning of this week, following an illness of some duration.  A severe case of asthma proved too much for the deceased man who had suffered from the ailment for several years.   Funeral services were held at Portola yesterday with interment being held in the Johnsville cemetery.   Doctor Collings was a native of Texas and was fifty-four years of age at the time of his demise.  He had practiced medicine in Susanville for several years previous to his death.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Louise Collings and a brother and sister. [Lassen Mail March 13, 1936 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

JACKSON, MAXINE
Maxine Jackson, 24, Killed Instantly When Car Overturns   Mrs. Maxine Jackson, 24, Herlong, was instantly killed at about 10:35 Saturday morning when a car driven by her husband, Ben, overturned on the Herlong access road about nine-tenths of a mile from the Sierra Ordnance Depot main entrance gate.   Jackson and four other passengers in the car received cuts and bruises and were taken to the Herlong hospital for attention.  The hospital reported their condition was satisfactory this afternoon.   The others injured were Phyllis Kemp, 12; Bebra Kemp, 11; Artilla Kemp, 31, and San Deems, 30, all of Herlong.  The local highway patrol office reported that Jackson evidently lost control of the westbound two-door sedan and it ran off the roadway and overturned.   No announcement has been made for final services for Mrs. Jackson.  Arrangements are in charge of the White Mortuary. [Lassen Advocate July 13, 1953 Susanville, CA. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

ROSEBERRY, T.A.
SUISANVILLE, Cal., Aug. 31. – T. A. Roseberry, for years registrar at the United States land office here, was stricken with apoplexy while climbing Mount Lassen in company with his daughter and niece and died almost instantly. His wife is assistant commissioner at the Panama-Pacific exposition from Lassen county. [Source: San Jose Mercury News (Wednesday, 1 Sept. 1915) transcribed by FoFG mz]

ROBINSON, JOHN L.
DIED.
In Plumas, on Wednesday, Dec. 10th, John L. Robinson, aged 65 years. [Source: Alta California (Thursday, 1 Jan. 1852) transcribed by FoFG MZ ]

SHEPPARD, IZAAC
Elderly Man Dies in County Hospital    
Funeral services are pending for Izaac Sheppard, 89, who died Tuesday in the Lassen county hospital.  He had been under treatment there for a number of years.  Mr. Sheppard, a native of Utah, is survived by a niece, Blossom Arnett of Hayden Hill.  White Mortuary is conducting the funeral arrangements. [Lassen Advocate March 6, 1952 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

HUTCHINS, MARTHA
Mrs. Hutchins Dies in Reno    
Mrs. Martha Hutchins, 79, of 207 Sacramento st., died in a Reno hospital Tuesday.  She had been injured in an automobile accident on Christmas day in Lemon Valley, near Reno.  Mrs. Richard Stone, her daughter, and Mrs. Stone's son, Lorrie left Tuesday for Palo Alto, where funeral arrangements are pending.  Mrs. Hutchins had resided in Susanville for two years, and before that had lived in Palo Alto.    With Mrs. Hutchins in the accident was a friend, Mrs. Clara Ripple of Reno, whose husband is on Wake Island.  Both were taken to the hospital, where Mrs. Hutchins was believed to be recovering from her injuries.  The family requests that no flowers be sent. [ Lassen Advocate Thursday, January 3, 1952 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

SMALL, JAMES
Funeral Held for James Small, 80    
Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Methodist church for James Small, who died Monday in his home at 109 Fair dr.  He was 80 years of age.  Services were conducted by the local Masonic lodge, of which Mr. Small had been a member.  A native of Iowa, he had served as a peace officer here and in Westwood.  He resided in the two communities for the past 40 years.  Mr. Small is survived by his wife, Cora, of Susanville; a son, Bert Pierson of Westwood; and one grandchildren.  Interment was in Lassen cemetery.  White Mortuary directed funeral arrangements. Find A Grave Memorial# 112415511 [Lassen Advocate January 31, 1952 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

STAUFFER, ARTHUR
Arthur Stauffer Funeral Friday    
Funeral services for Arthur Stauffer, 96, who died Friday in a local hospital, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in White Memorial chapel.  Rev E.E. Wilson of the Methodist church will officiate.  Interment will be in Lassen cemetery.  Survivors in addition to those named last issue, include a daughter, Mrs. Lula Childs, of Colorado. Find A Grave Memorial# 87406690 [Lassen Advocate Thursday, January 10, 1952 Susanville, CA. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

ARCIMIS, PETE
Last Rites Held For Pete Arcimis    
Rosary was recited yesterday evening in the White Memorial chapel for Pete Arcimis of 406 Adela street, who died Saturday in Salt Lake City.  He was 62.  High mass was celebrated this morning in Sacred Heart Catholic church, with the Very Rev. Dean P.J. Moran officiating.  Mr. Arcimis, a native of France, had lived in Susanville for two years.  He was a watchman for the Lassen Lumber & Box co.  Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. John Beterbide of Susanville and Mrs. Emilio Joyo of Elko, Nev.; two brothers and two sisters in France; four nephews and three nieces.  Funeral arrangements were directed by the White Mortuary. [ Lassen Advocate January 3, 1952 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

PICKETT, JACK
Pneumonia Claims Young Depot Man    
Jack Pickett, 19, died of pneumonia Monday in Herlong.  A native of Texas, he had been employed at the Sierra Ordnance depot for two months.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Blanche Monroe of Herlong; his stepfather, George Monroe, also of Herlong; and four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Litearnaeu of Washington, Mrs. Loray Doris of Janesville, Mrs. Billie Banty of Red Bluff and Patricia Pickett.  Graveside services, conducted by White Mortuary, will be held at 2 p.m. today in Red Bluff. [Lassen Advocate March 6, 1952 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

DOYLE, EUGENE
Funeral Rites Set for Eugene Doyle    
Eugene Doyle, 79, of 508 Roop st, died Tuesday in his home.  He was a native of Milford and had resided in Susanville for seven years.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pansy Doyle; two sons, Bernard, who is in the air force, and Eugene, Jr., of Susanville; a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Yates of Berkeley; and three grandchildren.  Mr. Doyle had been affiliated with the Knights of Pythias.  The local Christian Science church will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday in White Memorial chapel.  Interment will be in Lassen Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of White Mortuary. Find A Grave Memorial# 82971275 [Lassen Advocate March 6, 1952 Susanville, CA| . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

PAIGE, BRUCE G.
Services Tomorrow for Bruce G. Paige
Final services for Bruce G. Paige, 26, who was fatally injured at the Sierra Ordnance Depot on Tuesday evening when a box being unloaded from a box car exploded, will be held at the White Chapel tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock. Interment will be in Lassen Cemetery with the local American Legion post paying final military tribute. The deceased was born at Reno, Nev. June 21, 1927. He attended the high school at Price, Utah. He served in the United States Navy from 1945-49. He is survived by his wife Gloria, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Joines, all of Susanville; two brothers, John L. Joines, in the army, San Luis Obispo, and Neil Joines, Susanville; an uncle, Garner Bussey, Susanville; three aunts, Mrs. Ann Jaspen and Mrs. Irene Taylor, Susanville, and Mrs. Alta Skattum, Las Vegas, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Bussey, Susanville. Find A Grave Memorial# 105639875 [Lassen Advocate July 16, 1953, Susanville, CA. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

DAKIN, ELSIE
Mrs. Dakin, Local Old-timer, Rites
Mrs. Elsie May Dakin, 77, died Tuesday in her home at 112 Riverside. Mrs. Dakin was born May 17, 1874, in Josephine county, Or., the daughter of Charles and Sarah Hartson. She was married Mar. 20, 1892, to Clarence E. Dakin. In 1895 Mrs. Dakin and her husband moved to their ranch home near Standish, residing there until November, 1943, when they disposed of their ranch property and moved to Susanville. Mrs. Dakin was a loyal member of the Rebekah lodge having joined the order in Janesville 50 years ago. At the time of her death she was a member of Social Rebekah Lodge No. 101 of Susanville. She is survived by her daughter Sarah Leota Bigelow, of Susanville; and two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Holmes of Susanville and Mrs. Hattie Theodore of Gridley. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Susanville Methodist church, with the Social Rebekah Lodge officiating. Interment will be in Lassen cemetery. White Mortuary is directing funeral arrangements. Find A Grave Memorial# 39487763[ Lassen Advocate Thursday, February 14, 1952 . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

OLSBERG, ALLEN E.
A.E. Olsberg, 39, Dies in Bay Area
News was received recently of the death Dec. 1 in Oakland of Allen E. Olsberg, former Big Valley resident. He was 39 years of age. The cause of death was reported to be heart trouble. Shortly before his death, Mr. Olsberg was released from the Oakland veterans administration hospital, where he had been under treatment. He was a member of the Waller-Woodmanses American Legion post in Beiber and had been employed for a number of years by the Edgerton Bros. Lumber co., Adin. Funeral services were held Dec. 3 at the Colonial Mortuary in Oakland. Find A Grave Memorial# 76785058 [Lassen Advocate March 6, 1952 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

CODEMO, JOHN
John Codemo, 57, Passes Yesterday
John Codemo, 57, owner of the French Laundry, died at a local hospital yesterday afternoon. The body will be taken to San Francisco on Sunday. Entombment services will be held at the Cypress Lawn Memorial Mausoleum on Monday morning at nine o'clock with Homer Owen of the White Mortuary officiating. The deceased was born Nov. 25, 1895. A resident of California for 39 years, he had resided in Susanville for the past six years. He is survived by his wife Marie, at the home, 2319 Main Street; a son, David Codemo, Susanville, and a daughter, Mrs. William Quadrio, Westwood. Also surviving are one brother in Italy and several nieces and nephews. [Lassen Advocate Friday, July 18, 1953 . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

BENADERET, ROBERT
Robert Benaderet Injured Tuesday, Dies Yesterday  
Robert Benaderet, Jr., who was injured in an accident at the Fruit Growers Supply Company plant Tuesday, died yesterday in a local hospital.  He was 26.   Company officials said it was an industrial accident involving a jitney.  Mr. Beraderet was rushed to the hospital in critical condition with a concussion of the brain.   He is survived by his father Robert J. and brother Frank, both of San Francisco; and three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Hertzig, Susanville, Mrs. Kenneth Hill, West Inglewood, N.J., and Beatrice Benaderet, San Francisco.   Services will be held at the L.D.S. Chapel, McDow and Main Streets, Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 1:30 p.m.  Bishop Grant W. Poulsen officiating.  Interment will follow at Lassen Cemetery.  Owen Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. [Lassen Advocate Nov. 27, 1953 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

YOUNG, WILLIAM
Services Wednesday for William Young
Final services for William Frank Young, 75, who died at a local hospital yesterday, will be held from the Assembly of God Church on Wednesday morning at ten o'clock with Rev. Kenneth Carney of Susanville and Rev. Pat Ross of Westwood officiating. Interment will be in Lassen Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of White Mortuary. The deceased was a native of Kentucky. Surviving are his wife, Pearl, at the home, 442 Minckler Ave., Susanville; five sons, Clyde and Sol, Herlong, Clint, Oakland, Harry, Westwood, and Doyle, Susanville; five daughters, Mrs. Jennie Duncan, Harrison, Ark,; Mrs. Mattie Jones, Baxter Springs, Kan,; Mrs. Vivian Lanier, Westville, Okla,; Mrs. Bess Jefferies, Westwood, and Mrs. Lillian Benner, Susanville. Also surviving are two sisters and one brother and 23 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. [Lassen Advocate July 13, 1953 . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

Frank Young Services Held Here Yesterday  
Funeral services for William Frank Young, 75, who died here Sunday were held from the Assembly of God Church yesterday morning at ten o'clock with Rev. Kenneth Carney officiating.  Interment was in Lassen Cemetery.  Arrangement were in charge of the White Mortuary.   Pallbearers were Robert Sorenson, Al Harris, Kenneth E. Loflin, E.F. Loflin, Charlie Parker and Lawton Jefferies. [Lassen Advocate July 16, 1953 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

KERNAN, MARTHA
Services Tomorrow for Martha Kernan
Final services for Mrs. Martha Jane Kernan, 87, who died at a local hospital early yesterday will be held from the White Chapel tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 with Bishop Grant Poulsen presiding. Interment will be in Lassen Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the White Mortuary. The deceased was a native of Bieber, Utah. She is survived by four sons, John and Matthew, both of Vallejo, Calif., Robert, San Pablo, Calif,. and Neal, Napa, Calif; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Colclasure, Vallejo, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Celia Jensen, Mancos, Colo.; 13 grandchildren, including Mrs. Helen Ulch and Mrs. Jerry Warner, Susanville, and eight great grandchildren. [Lassen Advocate July 14, 1953. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

Services Held For Martha Jane Kernan
Final services for Mrs. Martha Jane Kernan, 87, who died here Monday morning, were held from the White Chapel yesterday afternoon at 1:30 with Bishop Grant Poulsen of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints presiding. Interment followed in Lassen Cemetery. Reed Davis sang two solos, 'In the Garden' and 'Sometime, Somewhere,' accompanied at the organ by Virginia Poulsen. Pallbearers were Sidney P. Bernett, Millard W. Ulch, C. Rogers Ulch and Joseph N. Diggie. [Lassen Advocate July 16, 1953 . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

HEUSON, HENRY
Services Tomorrow for Henry Heuson  
Funeral services for Henry Curtis Heuson, 70, who died on Saturday morning after a long illness, will be held from the Owen Chapel tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Hartzell Buckner officiating.  Interment will be in Lassen Cemetery.   The deceased was a native of Kansas and has resided in California for the past 16 years.   Surviving are his widow, Catherine; one son, Curtis Heuson, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Hemphill, and four grandchildren, all of Susanville.  Also surviving are two brothers, one in Kansas and the other in New Mexico, and two sisters residing in Kansas. [Lassen Advocate Friday, October 5, 1953 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

LANGLEY, MARION
Final services for Marion Langley, 73, who died Monday after an extended illness, were held from the Owen Mortuary yesterday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Charles Eltringham of the First Baptist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. K.R. Carney of the Assembly of God Church.  Interment was in Lassen Cemetery with the Masonic Lodge having charge of graveside services.   Glenn H. Long sang two solos, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Beyond the Sunset," accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Alfreda Cunningham.   The pallbearers, all grandsons of the deceased, were Homer L. Langley, Jr., Raymond H. Langley, Jimmie D. Langley, Marvin H. Langley, Donald R. Langley and John M. Langley .[Lassen Advocate Friday, October 2, 1953 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

OXCOLDI, JOE
Spaniard Killed by Current Damaged Cable
Causes Short Circuit and Death Results Although Voltage Was Very Light  
Joe Oxcoidi, a Spaniard, was killed by the electric current at the plant of the Fruit Growers Supply company last Monday.  The dead man was a member of a crew working one of the lumber loading machines, and it took a very careful examination to find the manner in which death was caused.  His companions saw him drop to the ground and when they found him unconscious called for help.  Dr. Martin responded but the man was dead when he arrived at the scene.   The condition of the body showed unmistakably that the man had died from electric shock.  The machine on which he was working is operated on rubber tired wheels and is thoroughly insulated.  Repeated tests failed to show anything wrong, but it was finally discovered that the cable supplying the juice to the machine had been run over by the men and damaged.  Sufficient of the insulation had been worn away to allow the live wires to come in contact with the steel rail of the track upon which it was operating.   It is presumed that Oxcoidi stepped on this charged rail and then took hold of the handle of the machine, thus forming a contact through his body.  The men had been repeatedly warned to report all cases where they ran over the cable and secure a new one, but they neglected to do this.  The current which killed the Spaniard was only of 440 volts, which is a comparative light load.  There are cases on record where men have received 22,000 volts without being killed.   An inquest was held at the Philbrook undertaking establishment on Wednesday.  Funeral services were held on Thursday.  The deceased was about 25 years of age. [Lassen Mail Susanville, Calif. Friday, September 22, 1922 . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

VOGEL, ERNEST
Ernest Vogel Passes Away in Sacramento  
News was received at the plant on Wednesday that Mr. Ernest C. Vogel, who recently went to Sacramento for medical treatment had passed away at a hospital in that city.  Mr. Vogel has been head watchman at the plant in Susanville for more than a year.  An attack of heart trouble made it necessary for him to seek a lower altitude last spring, but he returned to his position here when his health showed an improvement.  About two weeks ago he suffered another attack of his trouble and went to Sacramento in hope that the change would benefit him.  Mr. Vogel occupied a warm place in the regard of every employee of the company and the word of his death is sad news to his many friends both at the plant and in Susanville. [Lassen Mail Susanville, CA September 8, 1922. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

RIDENOUR, DAVID W.
D.W. Ridenour Laid to Rest
(From Reno Gazette)
Funeral services were held today for the late David W. Ridenour, pioneer Washoe county cattleman, who died at his Lake street home late Saturday afternoon. The services were held at the chapel of the Ross-Burke company, the Rev. Edward Tanner Brown officiating. Interment was in Masonic cemetery. Mr. Ridenour had been ill for several months. A week ago he became unconscious and the end was not unexpected by members of his family. He was seventy-five years of age at the time of his death. Mr. Ridenour came to Nevada from Indiana, crossing the plains in an ox cart, first settling at Corvalis, Ore., and coming to this state thirty-two years ago. Until his recent illness Mr. Ridenour had been active in the cattle and sheep raising industry in this county, and his land interests in this state and in California were said to be quite extensive. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Jane Dunham Ridenour; two daughters, Mrs. J.I. Allenbach and Mrs. J.W. Gerow of Reno; two sons, Carl D. Ridenour of Arkansas and S.D. Ridenour of Susanville; two brothers, Henry and Timothy Ridenour of Roseburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Wheeler of Reno and Mrs. Lueretia Shamrock of Portland, Ore. [Lassen Mail Susanville, CA Friday, September 8, 1922 . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

BRADSHAW, A.F.
Bieber Physician Dies Suddenly
Dr. A.F. Bradshaw of Bieber died suddenly at his home at the place last Sunday morning. His death came without warning and is thought to have been due to apoplexy. He seemed in his usual spirits that morning and while his wife was preparing the morning meal he went to attend to minor chores and duties in the rear of his home. When he did not return to the house within a reasonable time his wife went to call him and found his lifeless body in one of the outbuildings. He had evidently lost consciousness suddenly and pitched forward on his face, cutting a bad gash on his forehead. The alarm was given and medical help was summoned from both Bieber and Adin, but the attending physicians said that life had been extinct for some time before they arrived. Funeral services were conducted Monday and burial was made in the Bieber Cemetery. Dr. Bradshaw had been planning to leave Bieber for Los Angeles where his aged parents reside. He was closing up his affairs in Big Valley and expected to go to Los Angeles in the near future. He has been practicing in Big Valley for several years. His residence there was interrupted by the war, he entering the medical cops of the army. Upon his discharge from the service a couple of years ago he returned to his practice in the northern part of the county. [Lassen Mail Susanville, CA September 8, 1922 . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

DUDLEY, GEORGE
Aged Valley Rancher Dies at Standish Home
George Dudley Forest died at his home near Standish last Sunday from ailments incident to old age. He was 82 years old at the time of his death, having been born in the state of Ohio on June 9, 1841. For the past five years he has made his home with his son at their ranch near Standish. Funeral services were held at Standish on Wednesday and interment was made in the Janesville cemetery. [Lassen Mail Susanville, CA Friday, Sept. 1, 1922 . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

HAY, WILLIAM C.
Hay Rites Today at White Chapel  
Last rites for William Charles Hay, 63, who died Tuesday, January 3, were held in the chapel of White Mortuary today at 2 p.m. with Reverend H.C. Long of the Baptist Church officiating.   William 'Bill' Hay had been a resident of Susanville for the past 25 years.  he leaves to survive him his mother, Mrs. Anna Hay; four brothers, James J. of Susanville; Allan of McCoud; Alexander of Longview, Washington and Robert B. Hay of Stockton; a sister, Mrs. Jeanette Fordeur of Pittsburg, Kansas as well as nephews, nieces and cousins.   Interment was in Lassen Cemetery under the direction of White Mortuary. [Lassen Advocate January 6, 1950 . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

PHELPS, PHILLIP EARL
Funeral For P.E. Phelps of Chester  
 Funeral services for Phillip E. Phelps, 45, of Chester are to be held Friday, January 5, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Chester, with Rev. Paul White officiating.   He died suddenly at Westwood hospital early Monday morning after only a few hours' illness.  Mr. Phelps will be honored by the Plumas county sheriff and staff who will escort his body from Chester to Westwood cemetery, where burial will be.  He was a deputy sheriff. Owner and operator of Almanor Garage, he had lived in Chester about five and a half years.  He was a member of the Chester Lions Club.  He was born in Nebraska. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Adeline Phelps; their son, Thomas Earl Phelps, 5 1/2 years old; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Coates of New Mexico and Mrs. Ward Phillips of Arkansas; two brothers, Kenneth and Owen, both of Colorado.   Manes Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of the funeral. [Lassen Advocate January 4, 1950. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

Phelps Services Held in Chester Wednesday  
Funeral services were held for Phillips Earl Phelps on Wednesday, January 4 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Chester with Reverend Paul White officiating.  Miss Dorothy Rogers furnished piano music.   Those serving as pallbearers were R.R. Gillespe, George Gerbring, Lawrence Larson, Warren Metcalf, Eddie Neuman and William McCollum.  Interment was in the Westwood Cemetery, with arrangements under the direction of Mapes Funeral Home. [Lassen Advocate January 6, 1950. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

CARSON, DAVID E.
Carson Services Held in Chapel on Tuesday  
Funeral services for David Eugene Carson, three-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Carson, were held Tuesday, January 3, in the White Mortuary Chapel. Reverend Carney of the Assembly of God Church officiated at the services.  Interment was in the Lassen Cemetery.   Funeral arrangements were under the direction of White Mortuary. [Lassen Advocate January 6, 1950 . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

REUCK, THEODORE
Theodore Reuck Dies at 76 Years  
Theodore Reuck died Saturday night in the Riverside hospital at the age of 76.  He was a native of California.   Funeral services will be held in the White Mortuary chapel tomorrow morning at 10:30.  Burial will be in the Janesville Cemetery.   Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Minnie Reuck, Milford, seven sons, Charles Reuck, Susanville, Archie Reuck, Milford, Harry Reuck, Johnstonville, Jesse Reuck, Susanville, Floyd Reuck, Madeline, Neil Reuck, Redding, and Willis Reuck, Milford; and two daughters, Mrs. Gracie Taylor, Stockton, and Mrs. Geraldine Roberts, Susanville.   He is also survived by two brothers, Henry Reuck, Johnstonville, and Roscoe Reuck, Johnstonville; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Walker, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Emma Marguson, Washington; and 11 grandchildren. [Lassen Advocate August 29, 1950. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

CHANCE, HATTIE E.
Hattie E. Chance Dies Here Sunday  
Mrs. Hattie E. Chance, a native of Germany, died Sunday at her home at 1514 First Street at 73 years of age.   Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at the L.D.S. church.  Burial was in the Lassen Cemetery.   Mrs. Chance is survived by her husband, William O. Chance; two sons, Walter Lindsay Chance of Des Moines, Iowa, and Wilson E. Chance, Susanville; three daughters, Mrs. Alza Mark, Alhambra, Mrs. Vesta E. Baker, Santa Cruz, and Mrs. Irene Hardy, Susanville.   Other survivors are six grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Otto W. Christian, La Salle, Colorado, William Christian, Norfork, Nebraska, and two sisters Mrs. Aurra Woods, Des Moines, Iowa, and Mrs. Martha Baurbridge, Denver, Colorado. [Lassen Advocate August 29, 1950. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

WINCHESTER, SARAH 
Services Held for Sarah Winchester
Final services for Mrs. Sarah Winchester, 90, who died on Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Wood, were held from the Susanville Methodist Church yesterday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Hartzell E. Buckner officiating. Members of the local Rebekah Lodge, of which the deceased was a member, had charge of graveside services at Susanville Cemetery. Two duets were sung by Glenn Long and Reed Davis. 'In the Garden' and 'Old Rugged Cross' with Mrs. Alfreda Cunningham accompanying at the organ. The pallbearers were David Winchester, LeRoy Winchester, Walter Sweeney, Leland Wood, Kenneth Barham, and Frank Corson. Find A Grave Memorial# 22611554 [Lassen Advocate Date: Sept 30, 1953 Submitters Name: Jana ]

ASBY, JAMES H.
Rites to Be Held For J.H. Asby    
James Henry Asby, who had been in Susanville for six days, died Saturday at the age of 68.  He was a native of Louisiana and had resided in Portola since 1904.   Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Alta James, of Susanville, whom he was visiting when he died, Mrs. Lawanda Reed and Mrs. Evonnie Swanson of Portola, Mrs. Jay Scogin of Louisiana, Mrs. Elsie Catlett of Texas and Mrs. Hazel Hacker of Little Rock, Ark., 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren, three brothers; and three sisters.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Stucke Funeral home, Portola. Interment will follow in Portola.  White Mortuary is directing funeral arrangements locally. [Lassen Advocate Monday, February 18, 1952 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

ACORD, MARTHA
Martha Acord Passes Away at Home; Thurs. Mrs. Martha Ann Acord, 73, passed away Thursday evening at her Mesa Street home.  Death came at 5:31, following a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Acord has been a resident of Susanville for 28 years.  She was a native of Joplin Missouri, and was the mother of eight children, of which seven survive.  They are: Mrs. Beatrice Newsom, Weatherford, Tex., Alfred N. Acord, Marlow, Okla., Frank N. Acord, Johnstonville, Clinton Acord, Lakeview, Oregon, Charles W. and Thomas Acord, both of Susanville, and Mrs. Goldie Clark of Sacramento.    Funeral services will be conducted from the Morrill Mortuary Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. by Rev. E.L. Spaulding.    Pallbearers will include: Galvin Bowen, Sam Potter, Sidney Potter, O.E. Wemple, Robert Middleton and James Middleton.  Interment will be in the family plot at the Susanville Cemetery. [Lassen Advocate Date: April 26, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana Stanley ]

LOVE, WILLIAM C.
William C. Love, 71, Buried Here Today    
Interment for William C. Love will be today in Lassen Cemetery.  Mr. Love died Thursday at his home, 621 Roop St., at the age of 71.  He was a native of Iowa and had no relatives. [Lassen Advocate February 18, 1952 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

LUNSFORD, SIDNEY
Friday, Feb. 9, 1940
Burial Services for Mrs. Lunsford Mrs. Sidney Lunsford, resident of Susanville during the past eight years, passed away at her home Tuesday night at the age of 66 years, 7 months, and 13 days. Six children survive: Dudley Leitaker, Archie Leitaker, Calvin, Bee and Herman Lunsford, all of Susanville, and Edna Lunsford of Healdton, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held from the Morrill & Hornshuh chapel Thursday afternoon, followed by interment in the Lassen Cemetery. Find A Grave Memorial# 82405290 [Lassen Advocate Date: Feb 9, 1940. Submitted by Jana Stanley ]

CHOO, DAVID
CHOO, ZILLAH
Rites Held for Shooting Victims  
David Choo and Zillah Martin Choo, both 23, were buried this morning in Lassen Cemetery.  They died last Thursday afternoon in their apartment at 2005 Main Street, after Mr. Choo killed both his wife and himself with a 30-30 caliber deer rifle.  Mrs. Choo, a native of Indiana, had lived here for one year and five months.  Rosary was recited yesterday morning in the White Memorial chapel, with funeral services conducted this morning by the Very Rev. Dean P.J. Moran.      She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Julia Martin of Modesto; three brothers, Haymond and Jack Martin, both of Modesto, and Zehnar of Boston, Mass; and three sisters, Mrs. Juanita Keith of Anchorage, Alaska; Mrs. Vera Pearman of Modesto and Mrs. Eula Velosquez of San Jose.      The Rev. Ray Harbour of the First Southern Baptist church officiated at services for Mr. Choo yesterday afternoon in White Memorial chapel.  Mr. Choo was born in California and had lived here for 11 years.    Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Maria Choo of Orange Cove; four brothers, John and Gilbert, both of Susanville, Joseph in the service in North Carolina, and Jolo* of Orange Cove; a half brother, Jim Abbott of Susanville; four sisters, Minnie, Mary, Josephine, and Juanita Choo of Orange Cove; and a grandmother, Minnie Choo of Orange Cove. [Lassen Advocate Monday, February 25, 1952 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

CLEVELAND, CHARLES
Tuesday, January 23, 1940
Charles Cleveland Passes On    
Charles Cleveland passed away at the County Hospital late Saturday evening.  He was 61 years old and a native of Port Huron, Mich.  He had no known relatives in the West.  Graveside services were conducted this morning in the Lassen Cemetery by Rev. P.C. Knudson. [Lassen Advocate Date: Jan 23, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

SORSOLI, JESSIE
Services Held for Mrs. J. Sorsoli    
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in the White Memorial chapel for Mrs. Jessie Estelle Sorsoli of 1107 Gay st., who died in her home Monday.  Mrs. Sorsoli, a native of Iowa, was 81 years old and had lived in Susanville for the past 40 years.  Survivors include a son, George W.; five daughters, Mrs. Emma Smoke, Mrs. Martha Boshoff and Josephine Sorsoli, all of Susanville; Mrs. Florence Miller of Los Altos and Mrs. Alta Linezer of Honolulu; three grandchildren; a brother, Leonard Seward of Paradise; and four sisters, Mrs. Linda Davis, Mrs. Anna Karby, Mrs. Florence Merrifield, and Mrs. Ruby Crandall, all of Durham.    Mrs. Sorsoli was a member of the Susanville Court of Amaranth.  The Rev. H.C. Long of the First Baptist church officiated at the services.  Interment will be in the family plot in Lassen Cemetery.   Find A Grave Memorial# 98653130 [Lassen Advocate Thursday, January 24, 1952 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

STEWART, PATRICK
Aug. 19, 1954
Patrick Stewart Killed in Accident; Services Here Today
Patrick Thomas Stewart, 17, of Yuba City, a native of Susanville, was instantly killed Monday at about 9:45 p.m. when he was struck from behind while he and his companion were attempting to push their stalled pick-up truck over the 10th Street bridge between Marysville and Yuba City. Final services will be held from the First Methodist Church in Susanville this afternoon at two o’clock with interment following in Lassen County. The police reported Stewart was crushed against the tail gate of the truck, which was knocked 197 feet by the impact when a car driven by Andy B. Nichols of Yuba City rammed the machine. After treatment for minor injuries, Nichols was booked in the city jail for investigation. The police reported he had no operator’s license and admitted he had been drinking. Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stewart of Carlton Road, Yuba City, was a native of Susanville and lived here until two years ago when the family moved to Yuba City. He would have been a senior at Yuba City High School next month. He was a member of Troop 19, Boy Scouts of America, Susanville, and also a member of the Susanville Methodist Church. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one sister, Margaret, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Gail Stewart, Napa. Find A Grave Memorial# 72003602 [Lassen Advocate Date: Aug 19, 1954 Submitters Name: Jana ]

CAIN, LILLIAN
Last Rites Held for Mrs. Lillian Cain    
Final rites were held yesterday afternoon for Mrs. Lillian Cain, 72, of Susanville, who died last Monday.  The Rev. H.C. Long officiated.  Interment will be in the old Susanville Cemetery.  The White Mortuary directed funeral arrangements. Find A Grave Memorial# 22616403 [Lassen Advocate Monday, January 21, 1952 Susanville, CA . Submitted by Jana Stanley]

CHRISTIE, GRACE DILL
Rites Held for Mrs. G. Christie
Graveside services for Mrs. Grace Dill Christie, who passed away at a Berkeley hospital after a long illness was held at the Susanville cemetery yesterday afternoon at three o'clock with the local chapter of Eastern Star officiating. Mrs. Christie was a native of Wendel, Calif. She and her husband, the late J.I. Christie, formerly resided in Susanville. Mr. Christie operating the Christie Furniture Store for many years. For the past five years she made her at Berkeley. She was a member of the Susanville chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and Native Daughters of the Golden West. She was the first guardian of Job's Daughters Bethel 46 and a past royal matron of the Court of Amaranth. She leaves a son, Fay Christie, Walnut Grove, and a daughter, Merle Downing, Berkeley; two sisters, Mollie Dill, San Fransciso, and Nettie Doyle, Berkeley; a brother, William Dill, Richmond, and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Find a Grave#22616435 [Lassen Advocate Date: Jan 12, 1953 Submitters Name: Jana Stanley ]

McDANIEL, POLK
Polk McDaniel Services Tuesday
Polk McDaniel, 71, 435 Richmond Road, Susanville, died at a local hospital on Saturday. Final services will be held from the Assembly of God Church on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. The deceased was born March 12, 1891, in Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Julia Ann, at the home, and two sisters, Lottie Snyder, Susanville, and Martha Spurgeon, Sacramento. Arrangements are in charge of the Owen Mortuary, formerly the White Mortuary. Find A Grave Memorial# 56792715 [Lassen Advocate , July 20, 1953 Submitters Name: Jana Stanley ]

BURTON, THOMAS W.
Services Held for Thomas W. Burton
Final services for Thomas William Burton, 53, who died at a local hospital on Friday morning, were held from the Owen Chapel this morning at ten o'clock with Rev. Hartzell Buckner officiating. Interment was in the Janesville Cemetery. The pallbears were Robert Bass, George Bennett, David Bass, Elbert Spraker, Joe T. Harris and Carl S. Orchard. [*Pallbears was misspelled in the actual obit.  Lassen Advocate , July 20, 1953 Submitter Jana Stanley ]

Lassen Advocate Friday, July 18, 1953
Thomas W. Burton Services Pending Thomas William Burton died at a local hospital early this morning. Final arrangements are in charge of the White Mortuary. The deceased is survived by three brothers, Ben, Susanville, Jack, Johnstonville, and Voyle, Fresno; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Hole, Fresno, and his stepfather, Emery Owens, Janesville. Find A Grave Memorial# 84086949

WINCHESTER, SADIEBELL
Mrs. R. Winchester Services Pending Mrs. Robert L. Winchester, 55, a resident of Susanville for the past 37 years, died at the Riverside hospital at 6:30 a.m. this morning. Mrs. Winchester, who had been in ill health for many years, was taken to the hospital two days ago with pneumonia. The remains are at the White Mortuary pending final arrangements. The deceased was a native of Gardnerville, Nevada. The family had celebrated her birthday on Saturday. Survivor's include her husband, Robert L., one son, David, a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Barham, all of Susanville; her mother, Mrs. Sadie Hayes, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Nelson, Reno; three brothers, Norman Brown, Smith, Nev., Granels Brown, Wellington, Nev., and Frey Brown, New York. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Linda, Russell, and Jimmy Winchester, Sharon, Lawrence and Kenny Barham and Bobbie Winchester, all of Susanville. Find A Grave Memorial# 81067165 [Lassen Advocate Susanville, CA January 12, 1953. Submitted by Jana Stanley]

KELLEY, ILA
Susanville, CA January 12, 1957 Mrs. Ila Kelley Dies at Oakland Funeral services were held recently at Oakland for Mrs. Ila May Kelley, 61, wife of Dr. Fredrick E. Kelley, Merced dentist. Mrs. Kelley had gone to Oakland to visit friends and died on Dec. 23 following a heart attack while on a shopping trip. Interment was in Oakland. The deceased was a native of Susanville, the former Ila May Zimmerman, sister-in-law of Mrs. Jim Mapes. Dr. and Mrs. Kelley moved to Merced from Oakland two years ago. She was past president of the Diamond Athletic club and a member of Merced Women's club. Survivors are her husband and three sons, Jack, Robert, and Eugene and four grandchildren. Maiden name was Zimmerman. [Lassen Advocate Date: Jan 12, 1957 Submitters Name: Jana ]

FRIZZIE, HAZEL M.
Friday, May 10, 1940
Former Resident Called By Death Mrs. Hazel Marie Frizzie, 45, wife of Camille Frizzie of Dixie Canyon, passed away last Friday at 8:30 p.m. She had been a resident of Dixie Canyon for nine years. The deceased formerly resided in Susanville, having lived here from 1921 to 1931. She is survived by her husband Camille Frizzie and by four children, Garland, Margaret, Frances and Therisa Frizzie. Also a brother, Earl Young of Klamath Falls, Ore. Resitation of Rosary was said Sunday evening at 7:30 in the Morrill Chapel. Mass was said for the Repose of Her Soul Monday morning at 10 a.m. at Sacred Hear Catholic Church of Susanville. Many Susanville friends accompanied the body to Reno where it was entombed in a mausoleum. Those who made the trip were: Camille Frizzie, Garland, Frances, and Therese Frizzie, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Frizzie, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Mueller, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Moran, Mrs. W.T. Scanlon, Mrs. O. Lindquist, R.J. Williams, Hardin Barry, Frank Rosso, Milton and Raymond Mallery. Pallbearers were: Dan Moran, Stanley Arnold, Raymond Mallery, R.J. Williams, Hardin Barry and R.B. Mueller. *The daughter's name is spelled different in different parts of the obit. Find A Grave Memorial# 36188345 [Lassen Advocate Date: May 10, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

BROADWELL, J.W.
Tuesday, May 14, 1940
J.W. Broadwell Laid To Rest Masonic services were read yesterday by J.A. Pardee, who as assisted by Reverend P.C. Knudson, at the funeral of J.W. Broadwell in the Methodist Church. Mrs. C.W. Morrill sang and Mrs. Ben Cunningham was at the console of the organ. Pallbearers were: Elmer Winchell, Charles DeForest, Leslie McColm, Orlo Bailey and Will Bailey, (unreadable) Ramsey. Find A Grave Memorial# 37785590 [Lassen Advocate Date: May 14, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

VANDERVATE, ELDSWORTH J.
Tuesday, May 14, 1940
Funeral Services Held In Westwood Funeral services were held this afternoon for Eldsworth J. VanderVate, 18, in the People's Church in Westwood, by Reverend James B. Murray. Graveside services were conducted by the Lassen Volcanic Odd Fellows Lodge No. 466. He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Vandervate of Westwood. Burial was in the Odd Fellows' plot of the Westwood Cemetery. The deceased died last Thursday night in the Sanford-Lane Hospital in San Francisco. William Manes of the Morrill Mortuary went to San Francisco and brought the body back to Westwood. Find A Grave Memorial# 22536354 [Lassen Advocate Date: May 14, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

HOFFMAN, FLOYD
Tuesday, May 21, 1940
Life Ends For Valley Pioneer
Floyd Hoffman Answers Final Summons At Buntingville Home After an illness of several months, Floyd B. Hoffman, 76, passed away at his home in Buntingville Saturday morning, near the spot where he was born August 4, 1863. With the exception of a few years spent in Pacific Grove, his entire life was spent in Honey Lake Valley, within a quarter of a mile of birthplace. Always a fine man and farseeing, he readily identified himself with substantial developments and played no small part in the upbuilding of his community. He withheld support from the Eagle Lake irrigation system and the experience of the past 20 years has shown the wisdom of his attitude. He built the Buntingville telephone system 30 years ago and has maintained it through all the years, good and bad, providing one of the great conveniences for his fellow ranchers, ofttimes and for long periods the consciousness of serving his friends throughout the valley being his only reward. Left to mourn are the widow, Mrs. Ella Hoffman; a sister, Mrs. Carrie E. Spoon of Pacific Grove; two sons, Gordon S. of San Jose and Lloyd D. Hoffman of Buntingville; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys DeForrest of Susanville, Mrs. Rosetta Allison of Buntingville, Mrs. Beatrice Hill of Buntingville, Mrs. Vivian Stiles of Susanville, 11 grandchildren, and many friends as there were acquaintances of Floyd B. Hoffman. Funeral services were held Monday in the Methodist Church in Susanville with the Reverend R.G. Green, E.R. Gomes, and P.O. Knudson in charge. The deceased was buried in the Janesville Cemetery. Pall Bearers were: J.W. Dakin, C.E. Dakin, Louis Drotis, Ralph King, J.P. Barham and J.G. Stiles. Find A Grave Memorial# 37961379 [Lassen Advocate Date: May 21, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

BOUCHARD, CHARLES
Tuesday, May 21, 1940
Charles Bouchard Tick Fever Victim
Charles Bouchard passed away at 7:15 Sunday morning in the Riverside hospital from tick fever. Bouchard, 50 years of age, was a native of Lassen County, having been born and raised at Janesville. He leaves his wife Olive, two sons, Maynard and Duane, one sister, Josie Johnson of Janesville and an uncle, Archie Ganyon of Susanville. He owned and operated a store at Standish and had the post office there since 1919. He was a member of the Standish Native Sons and the Thomas Tucker Post 204 of the American Legion. Funeral services were held today in the Methodist Church by the Reverend Spaulding. Interment was in the Janesville Cemetery. The pall bearers were Lloyd Wood, Fred Johnson, Les McColm, Ralph Ganyon, Fred Ganyon, Geo. Elledge. Find A Grave Memorial# 82543538 [Lassen Advocate Date: May 21, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

THOMAS, WILMER B.
Tuesday, May 28, 1940
Aged Miner 79 Is Laid To Rest
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Morrill Mortuary Chapel for Wilmer B. Thomas who passed away sometime Saturday night at the age of 79. Thomas was a native of Holmesburg, Penn., and had lived on Diamond Mountain for the past six years. He was a mining engineer and had up to two years ago, leased the Arrowhead mine on the McDow property. Before coming to Susanville he had been connected with the real estate business in Reno. Saturday evening Thomas had complained of pains in his chest and retired early to his cabin. The next morning neighbors came to see how he felt and found his lifeless body. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Elizabeth B. Thomas and one son of Pocahontas, Ill., one sister, Mrs. M.C. Uberroth of Philadelphia, Penn., also survives him. Interment was in the Lassen Cemetery. Find A Grave Memorial# 82542488 [Lassen Advocate Date: May 28, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

KIPPENBERGER, JOHN
Friday, May 31, 1940
Old Timer Passes On In Hospital
John Kippenberger, 75 years of age, passed away at the Lassen General Hospital Thursday morning of diabetes. Kippenberger had been a resident of Susanville for the past 15 years. He retired a couple of years ago, after many years in the employ of A. Ray Needham. The deceased has no known relatives in this country although there is a brother and sister who came to the United States with him 66 years ago from Germany. Graveside services were held here Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Lassen Cemetery, but the Reverend J. C. Knudson. Find A Grave Memorial# 82494971 [Lassen Advocate Date: May 31, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

COHN, ESTHER
Tuesday, May 28, 1940
Last Surviving Charter Member Passes Away
Mrs. Esther Cohn, formerly a resident of Susanville, passed away in San Francisco Wednesday of last week, the funeral being held Friday. Her late husband, Jacob Cohn, operated a store here 30 years ago at the corner of Main and Lassen streets. Mrs. Cohn was the last surviving charter member of Social Rebekah Lodge, instituted in Susanville in 1886, a highly educated woman and had many devoted friends here. [Lassen Advocate Date: May 28, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

RANDRUP, ELNA
Friday, May 31, 1940
Elna Randrup Is Laid To Rest This Morning Funeral services for Elna Randrup were held at 10 a.m. today in the Morrill Mortuary Chapel. The Reverend W.R. Mattison officiated. Mrs. Anna Mathison sang as Mrs. Alfreda Cunningham accompanied her at the console of the organ. Interment was in the Janesville Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Frank Wemple, (unreadable), L.H. McClelland, (unreadable), C.E. Dakin, and E.R. Spreker. [Lassen Advocate Date: May 31, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]
 
Lassen Advocate Tuesday, May 28, 1940
Mrs. Elna Randrup Lived Here 56 Yrs. Passes Away Today Mrs. Elna Randrup passed away at noon today, in the Riverside Hospital, at the age of 80. She came from Sweden 56 years ago as a young woman and has resided in Lassen county since. In recent years she has made her home with Mrs. Minnie McMurphy, a daughter, near Standish. Other children who survive her are: George Randrup, Doyle; Chas. Randrup, San Francisco; Miss Enima Randrup, Mrs. Esther McMurphy, both of Susanville, and Mrs. Helen Lloyd of Fresno. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and two great grand children. Funeral services will be announced later. Find A Grave Memorial# 37475748

DIXON, EARLE L.
Friday, May 31, 1940
Heart Attack Fatal To Earle L. Dixon
Mr. Earle L. Dixon, a resident of Westwood for 27 years, passed away in the Westwood Hospital Thursday morning of a heart ailment. Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife, Minnie C. Dixon, and a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Bailey, of San Mateo; Loius E. and Harold Dixon, both of Westwood and one sister, Mrs. Laura Wall, Denver, Colo. Mr. Dixon came to Westwood in the very beginning of the Westwood operations and has continued in their employ for the past 27 years. He is a native of Ohio, aged 70 years. Funeral services will be conducted in the People's Church Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Jas. Murray. Interment will be in the Westwood Cemetery. Pallbearers include James Taylor, Jay Norton, Claude Parker, Gene Kruger, Geo. Becker and G.M. Goodridge. Find A Grave Memorial# 22535717 [Lassen Advocate Date: May 31, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

EDENHOLM, DAVID
Friday, June 14, 1940
David Edenholm Funeral Services Held Wednesday
Impressive funeral services for David Richard Edenholm were held in the Susanville Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Richard was the only son of the late David and Emma Edenholm, prominent Susanville residents for many years. At the time of his death, Richard was attending Oregon University at Eugene, Oregon. The Susanville Chapter of DeMolay had charge of the services. Officers who assisted in the services were: Master Conciler, Ivor French; Senior Conciler, Walter Taylor; Junior Conciler, William Hill; Senior Deacon, Alfeo Dal Favero; Marshal, Howard Taylor, and Chaplain, Eugene Kayser. Casket Bearers were: Neil Wemple, Frank Packwood, Marvin Hornshuh, Carol Keller, Robert Middleton, and Robert Fremd. Sacred music was rendered on the pipe organ by Mrs. Lula Crimmer, Organist of Reno, Nevada. Selections played were: Largo from New World Symphony; Massenets Elegy, and Counouds Ave Marie. Rev. R.C. Green of Janesville assisted the local Chapter of DeMolay at the church and had the Committal service at the grave. Burial was in the Susanville Cemetery beside his late mother and father, Emma Edenholm and David Edenholm. The services were under the direction of the Morrill Mortuary of Susanville. Find A Grave Memorial# 22616561 [Lassen Advocate Date: June 14, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

KING, ALTA
Friday, June 14, 1940
Death Summons Zoa Alta King
(From Chico Enterprise)
Zoa Alta King, a resident of this community for the past 36 years, passed away early Tuesday morning at her home on South Normal avenue. She was born in Beiber, California, November 17, 1877, and has lived in Chico for the past 36 years. Her husband was one of the supervisors of Lassen county for over eight years. He passed away about 17 years ago. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Carmen Hawkins of Chico, one sister, Mrs. Maud Houk of Durham, two brothers, John and Jess Perkins, of Chico. Seven nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock. As residents of Lassen county, Geo. King served as supervisor for a period of eight years from Big Valley and was chairman of the board in 1911. Find A Grave Memorial# 60775473 [Lassen Advocate Date: June 14, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

COXEN, FREIDA M.
Tuesday, June 11, 1940
10 Months Old Daughter Passes After Illness
Freida Marie Coxen passed away in the Westwood Hospital, after a month's illness. She was the ten months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Coxen of Westwood. Beside her parents, she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Lenna, Cela, Theresa, Wanita, Lily, Chester, Dale, Basil, Farris, and Earl. Find A Grave Memorial# 61153332 [Lassen Advocate Date: June 11, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]


BRINGHAM, MARION
Tuesday, June 11, 1940
Marion Bringham Called By Death In Daughters Home
Marion C. Bringham passed away this morning after a lingering illness at the home of his daughter Mrs. T.A. Craine, 919 Foss St. Mr. Bringham was born in Nebraska City, Neb., in 1857 and came to Plumas county with his parents at the age of 3. They were among the first settlers in Sierra Valley. He was married to Harriet Trimble in 1877. She passed away in 1883. He owned the hotel in Beckwourth for a number of years. He has been a resident of Susanville for 21 years, operating a service station on Richmond road for 8 years. He is the father of Mrs. Mabel Craine, Susanville; Grace Bringham, deceased; Robert A. Bringham, Los Angeles; Jesse G. Bringham, Vallejo, Calif. Funeral services will be conducted in the Morrill Chapel Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment will be made in the family plot in the Beckwourth Cemetery at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

Lassen Advocate Friday, June 14, 1940
Funeral Services Are Held For M.C. Bringham Funeral services for Marion Castor Bringham who passed away June 11th were held Thursday morning at 10 p.m. (paper mis-print) in the Morrill Mortuary Chapel. Rev. E.S. Spaulding of the Susanville Baptist Church officiated. Sacred music was rendered on the Chapel Organ by Mrs. C.W. Morrill. Interment was in the Whispering Pines Cemetery near Portola under the direction of the Morrill Mortuary. Pall Bearers were: G. Trumble, R. Marden, H. Ross, E. Ross, C. Ross and R. Ross. Find A Grave Memorial# 15825247. [ Lassen Advocate Date: June 11, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

MARDEN, JOHN B.
Friday, Feb. 2, 1940
Early Day Miner, Railroad Builder Succumbs, Age 90
John B. Marden passed away Wednesday noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Wren. Had he lived until next August he would have reached the age of 90. Born in Devonshire, England, he came to America at the age of four years, when the family came to California by way of Panama, making the trip across the Isthmus on the first train in 1855. His parents settled in the gold region and he spent his early years mining. Mr. Marden was a member of the surveying corps which laid out the route of the first railroad running east from Sacramento - the Union Pacific transcontinental line. Later he lived in Arizona where he was engaged in mining and returned to California in 1904, making his hme in Greenfield, Monterey county. He has made his home since last June with his daughter in Susanville. He had been a member of the Masonic order since early manhood and also had an honorary Chinese degree in Masonry. Other surviving relatives are four sons - Wm. P. Marden, Tuscon, Arizona; J.S. and Harold F. Marden of Oroville, and Romie Marden of Susanville. Funeral services were conducted from the Morrill & Hornshuh chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock, followed by interment in the Lassen Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jack Holmes, Don Farris, Emory Herchberger, Jack Marden, Art Granade and Gus Kayrer. Find A Grave Memorial# 82407141 [Lassen Advocate Date: Friday, Feb 2, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana Stanley ]

PROFFITT, DAVID REED
Lassen Advocate Tuesday, February 13, 1940
David Reed Proffitt, 65, passed away suddenly at his home, 20 Upland street, Saturday afternoon of a heart attack. Attending the theatre, he complained of not feeling well, went across the street to the Labor Temple where medical aid was summoned. After being taken home he survived only a few minutes. Mr. Proffitt has lived in Susanville for the past 16 years, an employe of the Fruit Growers Supply Co. during the past 13 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna Proffitt, and sons and daughters as follows; William and Earl of Susanville; Mrs. Geneva Williams, Portola; Mrs. Edith Cyocca of Los Angeles; Mrs. Ruth Butner, Mrs. Eula Cooper, James, Peggy, Richard and Glenda Fern Proffitt, all of Susanville. One brother, William Proffitt, and two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Matter and Mrs. Katie Vincent, live in Perrygrove, Ark. Funeral services were conducted from the Morrill and Hornshuh chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, by E.L. Spaulding, Baptist minister, with interment following in Lassen Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bert Robinson, J.W. Brown, Fred F. Jones, Charles Robinson, James D. Leitaker and J.V. Baker.  Find A Grave Memorial# 82403001 [Lassen Advocate Date: Feb 13, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

BROOKHART, ADELLA CLARK
Elderly Woman is Taken By Death
Mrs. Adella Clark Brookhart passed away Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith Broady, on Richmond Road at the age of 88 years and 11 months. She was born in Brighton, Ia., and had made her home here for the past twelve years. In addition to the daughter here, others surviving include a son, Arthur Broady, Colfax, Washington; two daughters, Mrs. Lettie Stephenson, Jefferson, Ore., and Mrs. Luella Harp, Cascade, Ida., 18 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held this morning at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. E.R. Gomes. The body was taken to Salem, Ore., for final services and interment will be in the family plot in Jefferson. Find A Grave Memorial# 35630529 [Lassen Advocate Date: Jan 9, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

COFFIN, WILLIAM BROWN
Lassen Advocate Friday, February 16, 1940
Aged Resident Passes On; No Known Relatives
 William Brown Coffin, 77, passed away Wednesday night in a local hospital. He has resided in Lassen county about 19 years, much of the time employed by Camille Frizzie. There are no known relatives in this section of the country. Graveside services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock, followed by interment in Lassen cemetery. Find A Grave Memorial# 82401909 [Lassen Advocate Date: Feb 16, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

FERRIS, ORVIS S.
Orvis S. Ferris Suddenly Passes
Orvis S. Ferris passed away suddenly at his home three miles south of Doyle Saturday evening. He complained in the evening of not feeling well, so retired early and passed away about 30 minutes after retiring. He was born in Plumas County 69 years ago and came to Lassen County when he was seven years old. He has resided here ever since with his the exception of about 17 years engaged in mining in the north. Since his return to Lassen County 30 years ago he has resided in the Doyle section and engaged in cattle raising, ranching and dairying. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Emma Ferris, and the following children: Mrs. Mary Oatman, Standish; Mrs. Nellie Feour, Las Vegas, Nev.; Edwin Ferris, Pyramid, Nevada; Mrs. Luella Plumb, Reno, Nev.; Dan Orvis Jr., and Laura Ferris, Doyle; one brother, George Ferris, Reno, Nev; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Robinson, Doyle, and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Doyle Methodist Church by Rev. R.G. Green. Mrs. James McQueen furnished sacred music. Interment was made in the Doyle Cemetery under the direction of Morrill & Hornshuh. Find A Grave Memorial# 12772659 [Lassen Advocate Date: Jan 23, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

GOODFELLOW, WILLIAM A.
Wm. A. Goodfellow Funeral Services This Afternoon
Hovering between life and death for several days, William Arthur Goodfellow passed away Wednesday night at his home on Pine Street. He was born in Plumas County 61 years ago, had lived in Lassen County 55 years, and upon reaching manhood engaged in ranching and kindred activities, at various times being located in Willow Creek Valley, Johnstonville and Westwood until retirement about 10 years ago. More than 30 years ago while operating a dairy on the Arnold estate near Susanville he was first to introduce sanitary milk bottle in Susanville, displacing the pans, crocks, or pails into which the milkman poured from his can by dipper. Later for a period of five years, Mr. Goodfellow was engaged in the butcher business in Westwood. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alta Goodfellow, and eight sons and daughters; Thomas A. Goodfellow and Mrs. Gladys Scott of Burney; Wm. Arthur Jr. of Susanville; Charles, David and Lola May Goodfellow of Burney; Mrs. Eleanor Bangle of Susanville, Mrs. Dorothy Dunkle of Central Valley and Mrs. Francis Tryon of Tacoma, Wash. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon from the Morrill and Hornshuh chapel at 2 o'clock by E. L. Spaulding, Baptist Minister, and Mrs. C.W. Morrill assisted with appropriate musical numbers. Pallbearers were John Ruff, Henry Rush, John Conlin, Sam Sutton, Oscar Woods, and Bert Carmen. Interment was in the Susanville Cemetery. Find A Grave Memorial# 22616645 [Lassen Advocate Date: Jan 26, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

STEWART, MATILDA E.
Mrs. M. E. Stewart Dies at Age of 74
Mrs. Matilda Elizabeth Stewart, died at a local hospital yesterday at 5:30 p.m. after an illness. She was 74. Mrs. Stewart was a native of Red Bluff, but had lived near Susanville for 57 years. She belonged to the First Baptist Church of Standish. She is survived by her husband, Charles M. Stewart, and two brothers, Charles E. and Elmer Hooks, all of Susanville, a sister, Mrs. Lena McCallister, Fernley, Nev., nine nieces and nine nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Owen Funeral Chapel Friday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Maurice L. Wilcox, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, officiating, Interment will follow at Lassen Cemetery. Find A Grave Memorial# 76374538 [Lassen Advocate Date: Jan 6, 1954 Submitters Name: Jana ]

WILKERSON, JOAQUIN HENRY
Henry Wilkerson Funeral Here
Joaquin Henry Wilkerson passed away Sunday night in the Nye General Hospital at Tonopah, Nev. Mr. Wilkerson is a brother of Etta May Wilkerson of Janesville and Hanna J. Wilkerson of Roseville, Calif. He was born in Elsworth, Nevada June 6, 1873. Funeral Services will be conducted in the Morrill & Hornshuh Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. Rev. Porter C. Knudson officiating, with sacred music by Glenn Long. Interment will be in Susanville Cemetery. Find A Grave Memorial# 22611524 [Lassen Advocate Date: Feb 20, 1940 Submitters Name: Jana ]

DOTSON, J.S.
J. S. (Sam) Dotson Dies in Sacramento
J. S. (Sam) Dotson, well known Susanville resident, died at the Sutter Hospital, Sacramento, yesterday about 2 p.m., it was learned here today. He would have been 52 years old tomorrow. Dotson was a native of Marlow, Oklahoma, and came to Susanville in 1910. He was a partner in the Susanville Logging Company and for many years was very active in community projects and well known as a civic leader. He is survived by his wife, Madelyn; his mother, Mrs. J.L. Dotson, Gridley; a brother, Vernon, Susanville; three sisters, Mrs. Alma Marie Felts, Gridley, Mrs. Jewell Lombardi, Palo Alto, and Mrs. Margaret Barbee, Susanville; and by five nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in Sacramento in East Lawn Chapel and entombment in East Lawn Cemetery, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Arrangements are in charge of the Andrews-Grelieh Funeral Home there. Find A Grave Memorial# 76635209 [Lassen Advocate Date: Jan 4, 1954 Submitters Name: Jana ]

HALEY, DORA MARY
December 1921
Old Susanville Resident Passes to Great Beyond Mrs. Dora Mary Haley passed away Tuesday night at the age of 45 years, 7 months, and 8 days. She was the daughter of Susan E. Arnold, and a sister of M. R. Arnold. Dora Mary Arnold, daughter of A.T. Arnold and Susan E. Arnold, was born in Susanvile, May 13, 1876. She was united in marriage at Redwood City, Calif., to Frank Haley, May 1917. She was living in San Francisco at the time of her marriage and for the last two years of her life she has lived in Susanville. For nearly three years she was an invalid. Her husband, Frank Haley, a sister, Mrs. Susie Allison of Los Angeles, three brothers, I.N. Arnold of Chico, M.R. and Carl Arnold of Susanvile, survive her. Mrs. Haley was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and of the Daughters of Rebecca, a believer in the doctrines of the Methodist church. Her sufferings were great and at times hard to bear. She believed in Him who hath brought light and immortality to light through the Gospel. Burial will take place this afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal church in Susanville. Find A Grave Memorial# 22616664 [Lassen Advocate Date: Dec 1921 Submitters Name: Jana ]

ROSE, HALE WILLIAM
Aug 5, 1954
Services Are Held For Hale Wm. Rose Hale William Rose, 58, died at his home on Bonnie Way Avenue on Sunday at 6:40 p.m. after a long illness. Final services were held at the graveside in Lassen Cemetery yesterday afternoon at two o’clock with the local American Legion post in charge. The deceased was a native of Washington and had resided here for the past 27 years. He was a member of the A.F. of L. Carpenter’s Union. Surviving are his wife, Lena, one son Rodger, and three daughters, Grace, Ruby and Doris, all of Susanville. Find A Grave Memorial# 76434384 [Lassen Advocate Date: Aug , 1954 Submitters Name: Jana ]

TAYLOR, OSCAR ROY
Aug. 19, 1954
Services Are Held Here Yesterday for Oscar Roy Taylor
Oscar Roy Taylor, 48, 255 Adeline Street, died at a local hospital at about 4:10 Sunday morning following a sudden illness. Final services were held from the Owen Funeral Chapel yesterday afternoon at two o;clock with Bishop Grant Poulsen officiating. Interment was in Lassen Cemetery. Solos were sung by Reed Davis, accompanied at the organ by Virginia Poulsen. Pallbearers were C. Karasek, Sam Potter, Earl D. Keele, Earl Shy, J.M. Gottfredson and E.M. Vance. The deceased was a native of Canada but a U.S. citizen. He was a veteran of two world wars. He was a proprietor of Roy’s-Fix-It Shop and local representative of the Railway Express Agency. Surviving are his wife, Marjorie, one son, Ronald, three daughters, Lavona K., Darlene Ann and Mrs. Janice Lyons, all of Susanville, and one brother, Warren Taylor, West Los Angeles. The services were in charge of the Owen Funeral Directors. Find A Grave Memorial# 76434953 [Lassen Advocate Date: Aug 19, 1954 Submitters Name: Jana ]

LONG, SUSANNA
Thursday, Jan 22, 1953
Mrs. Susanna Long Services Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. Susanna Long, 77, will be held Friday in the Methodist church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Hartzell Buckner officiating. Interment will be in the Susanville Cemetery. Mrs. Long died at her home, 608 Pine Street, January 21. She was a native of Marysville, Calif., and had lived in Susanville for the past 63 years. Survivors include two sons, Walter, Visalia, and George, Mapa.; a daughter, Mrs. Rosanna Agee, Susanville; a sister, Mrs. Fanny Winchester, Susanville, and 12 grand children and seven great grandchildren.  Find A Grave Memorial# 22616906 [Lassen Advocate Date: Jan 22, 1953 Submitters Name: Jana ]

EATON, THEODORE WALTER
Logging Accident Proves Fatal To Westwood Man
36 Foot Log Crushes Worker Saturday A.M. Theodore Walter Eaton, 34 years old and a native of Arkansas, was killed accidentally about 8:45 a.m. Saturday while working as a loader at the Fruit Growers supply co. logging operation near Westwood. When a truck moved from the loading platform, a log about 36 feet long and about two feet in diameter rolled off, striking and crushing him. He died instantly. Eaton resided at 622 Elm street, Westwood, and had been employed by the Fruit Growers Supply co. for the past five years. He is survived by hs wife, Vella Eaton; daughter, Dora Violet, ten; Walter Lee, eight; and daughter Charolette June, one. Other survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Eaton of San Leandro; brothers, Amos of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Albert, Westwood, Eugene, Arkansas, Ronald, San Leandro; sisters, Mrs. Alice Heath and Mrs. Johnny Smith, both of Waterford, Calif. Services will be held in the People's church at Westwood tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. Rev. Raymond of the People's church and the Loyal Order of Moose will officiate jointly. Interment will be in Westwood cemetery under the direction of the White Mortuary of Susanville. Find A Grave Memorial# 22535730 [Lassen Advocate Aug 29, 1950 Front page. Submitted by Jana Stanley.]

LEWIS, Mrs. W.H.
Sunday October 5, 1953
Services are Held for Mrs. W. Lewis Final services for Mrs. Walker H. Lewis, 63, who died at the Riverside Hospital pn Tuesday after an extended illness, were held from the Owen Chapel Friday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Hartzell E. Buckner officiating. Interment was in Lassen Cemetery. Glenn H. Long sang two solos, 'God Will Take Care of You' and 'Beyond the Sunset' with Alfreda Cunningham accompanying at the organ. The pallbearers were T.M. Ramsey, J.P. Hamilton, S.V. Glenn Jr., D.D. Farming, J.M. Carson and Clayton Kimes.
 
Lassen Advocate Wed. September 30, 1953
Final Services for Mrs. Walker H. Lewis, 63, 1505 Cornell Street, Susanville who died at the Riverside Hospital yesterday noon after an extended illness, will be held from the Owen Chapel pn Friday afternppn at two o'clock with Rev. Hartzell E. Buckner officiating. Interment will be in Lassen Cemetery. The deceased was born Aug., 19, 1890, at Cedarville, Ark., and had resided in California for the past 16 years. She is survived by her husband, Walker H., at the home; a son, Charles E., Susanville; four brothers, Jim Spencer, Sacramento, Everett Spencer, Los Angeles, and John and Harlan Spencer, Fort Smith, Ark.; three sisters, Leola Poe, Porterville, Calif., Mary Carson, Susanville and Retha Rosell, Tulsa, Okla. Find A Grave Memorial# 74925128[ Lassen Advocate Date: Oct 5, 1953 Submitters Name: Jana ]


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