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ARMES, GEORGE R.
Geo. Armes Is Called
—George R. Armes, well-known resident of the Auburn-Newcastle district, died of a heart attack at his place of business near Auburn on Friday afternoon, March 13. George Armes was born in Newcastle on May 1, 1892. Except for the time he was a member of the US Army during the first World War, he had continually been a resident of this community. For the past few years, he had operated the Cozy Spot located on the highway between Auburn and Newcastle. It was while working at the Cozy Spot last Friday that death overtook him. In company with Ed Miller, Armes was repairing a telephone line at the rear of the building when he complained about not feeling well as he started up a short ladder. Coming down to the ground, he collapsed and was taken inside the building. Dr. J. G. Mackay was called and pronounced Armes dead. Later examination found that he died of a heart attack. A friend had called a few days before and found Armes complaining about not feeling well. He told the friend that a few moments before he had fainted for a few moments. Armes had many friends in the Newcastle district. In past years, he had entertained many of his friends each year at an annual quail dinner. A man with a very pleasing disposition, Armes was always willing to give assistance to a friend. Services were conducted at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning from the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Auburn with Father J. J. Hynes officiating. Arrangements were made by Hislop’s Little Chapel of the Hills. Interment was in the Auburn Cemetery. The deceased is survived by three brothers, Arthur Armes of Newcastle, Louis Armes of Placerville, and Fred Armes of Gridley; and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Wilson of Santa Maria and Mrs. Julia Duncan of Hollister. [Auburn Journal-Republican, Thursday, 3-19-1942. Submitted by KKM]


BENJAMIN, EVA nee KECK
Mother of Walter Benjamin, Gold Rush Pioneer, Dies

COLFAX, Feb. 2—Mrs. Eva Keck Benjamin, 82, mother of Claire Benjamin of the Sacramento Police Department, died here Friday of a heart attack. She was one of the few remaining Colfax citizens born in Illinoistown, mining camp of gold rush days. When the railroad came to Colfax in 1864, the old town soon disappeared, and the inhabitants moved to the new railroad town established here. The deceased was born in 1859. Her parents arrived in Illlinoistown in 1849, and her father Jacob Keck established one of the first merchandise stores in Colfax. She rode on the first railroad train which ran over the new section from Colfax to Gold Run during the early days of the construction of the Central Pacific Railway. She married Albert J. Benjamin, a pioneer Colfax businessman, on August 20, 1885, and they celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary last August. Besides her husband and son, Clare, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Alberta Cross of Colfax; a son, Walter Benjamin, railroad engineer of Roseville; and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Keck Welch of Colfax. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 PM in the funeral chapel of Francis E. West in Colfax with Rev. W. T. Menard, pastor of the local Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Colfax Cemetery. [Roseville Press, Monday, 2-2-1942. Submitted by KKM
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BERG, HANNA
Death of Mrs. Hanna Berg
—Mrs. Hanna Berg died on Saturday last, August 8, 1942, at the home of her son, John I. Berg of Rock Creek district. Deceased was a native of Norway, aged 78 years. Another son, Elnar Berg of San Francisco, also survives. A sister, Mrs. Lena Anderson, lives in the state of Washington. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 11, from the Lukens, Vettestad & Bryan parlors. Interment in Auburn District Cemetery. [Placer Herald, Auburn, Saturday, 8-15-1942. Submitted by KKM]


BROWN, CARRIE MAY nee HOAGLAND
Prominent Pioneer Passes Away—Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie May Brown, prominent local resident for 32 years, were held in the chapel of the Broyer Mortuary today at 2 PM. Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Sacramento. Mrs. Brown, who had been ill for some time, died Saturday morning. She was a member of a pioneer California family. Her father, the late John Hoagland, came to California in 1849, settling in Broderick, Yolo County. Her mother followed in 1853. Mrs. Brown was active in civic affairs. She was also a member of the auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Mrs. Brown leaves her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Seawell, wife of Senator Jerrold L. Seawell; her sister, Mrs. Frank Newbert of Sacramento; and two grandchildren, Robert and Jerry Jean Seawell. [Roseville Press, Monday, 2-9-1942. Submitted by KKM]

CONLEY, PETER
One of our Oldest Citizens Dies at the Age of 82—Peter Conley, one of our oldest citizens of this community, passed away last Saturday after a brief illness at the age of 82. That is, while he had been in failing health for some time, his condition was not considered so very serious and his death came as a severe shock to his family and friends. He had been confined in our local Joslin’s Sanitarium for several days but became unmanageable and was removed to the state hospital at Stockton for expert treatment of cases of his kind, but he survived only some 24 hours after being removed there. Several weeks ago he was attacked with a disease which rendered him almost sightless; however, he managed to get around and his general health seemed as usual, when he suffered a slight stroke and was removed to a hospital in Auburn where he remained for a few days. Returning home, he was again stricken and removed to the sanitarium in hope that he would rally, though his eyesight was hopeless from the beginning. Peter Conley was born at Roseville, being one of the first white children to be born there in 1860 and spent his entire life in Placer County, following farming and teaming in his early life. He was road-master for some 25 years, retiring when the late William Haman retired as Supervisor. He is survived by two sons, Clarence T. Conley of Lincoln and Frank P. Conley of Marysville; one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Karp of Lincoln; also two brothers, John Conley of Fresno and Charles Conley of Folsom. As a man and a good citizen, Pete Conley was typically western. He was friendly and enjoyed his friends and was strictly honest, and that is about all a man needs to be. [Lincoln News Messenger, Thursday, 8-27-1942. Submitted by KKM]

CORREA, JOSEPH KING “Joe”
Funeral Services for J. K. Correa in Auburn Saturday
—Funeral services were held last Saturday morning from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Auburn for J. K. Correa, who had died at his home in Newcastle on Thursday of a heart attack, and his remains were laid to rest in the family plot there under the direction of Hislop’s Mortuary. Rosary was said in the chapel of the mortuary on Friday evening. Joseph King “Joe” Correa, as he was familiarly known, was one of our oldest citizens in point of residence. He was the scion of one of our pioneer families and had made his home in Placer County all his life. Have heard him relate many stories of his younger days when he sold fruit to tourists on the trains as they passed through Newcastle when a small boy and made trips to the mining country on the Forest Hill Divide. His father and Joe were among the earliest fruit growers in the Newcastle district. Besides his fruit growing, he engaged extensively in contract road building, one of his biggest projects being the building of the road to Newcastle hearing his name, the “Correa Grade” and which is still the main road to that place, one of the largest deciduous fruit shipping points in the west. Joe Correa was one hundred percent for Placer County – always boosting, never knocking. He served as supervisor from his District No. 2 for one term, 1915-1919, during which time he strove to protect the taxpayers and for efficiency in county administration. As a neighbor and a friend, you couldn’t beat Joe Correa; he was on the “up and up,” and you always knew where to find him, on the right side, as he saw it, and these are good characteristics in any man. He is survived by a grief-stricken wife, Mrs. Anna Moran Correa of Newcastle; and four children, Mrs. Marguerite Webber, Miss Laurene Correa and William Correa, all of Newcastle, and Walter Correa of Corning. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Amelia Soto of Newcastle, Mrs. A. J. Silva and Mrs. Mary E. Perry, both of San Francisco. [Lincoln News Messenger, Thursday, 5-14-1942. Submitted by KKM]

CROWELL, FREDERICK DIVELEY
Fred D. Crowell Passes Suddenly of Heart Attack
—This community was severely shocked and deeply grieved last Monday morning when the word was received here that Fred D. Crowell, one of our best-known citizens, had passed away in the Sutter Hospital in Sacramento during the night before. While Mr. Crowell’s health had not been good for some time, no serious apprehension was held that the end was so near. In discussing his death with his family, we are told that they have been advised by the attending physicians that the real cause was heart trouble which had suddenly developed, while his chronic ailment was stomach trouble from which he had suffered for years. In his passing, Lincoln has lost one of her most highly respected citizens, for he was the sort that makes friends and hold them by kind treatment, fair dealing, honest and upright living. No one ever heard Fred Crowell say an unkind word of or do an unkind thing to anyone; it was not in his nature. We shall all miss him terribly. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Crowell, and son Donald who is in the service of the United States in the Chemical Research Department. The funeral was held from the chapel of the Farnsworth Mortuary here Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Interment was made in the Lincoln Cemetery. Below we give a short biography of Mr. Crowell’s life: Frederick Diveley Crowell was born November 14, 1874 at Baxter Springs, Kansas. At the age of 12 he was sent to the preparatory department of Wabash College at Crawfordsville, Indiana, afterward entering Kansas University. Upon leaving this institution two years later, he began his first job in his father’s bank at Columbus, Kansas. In 1898, he enlisted as electrician and served in the US Navy 3½ years, some of the time in Chinese and Philippine waters during the Spanish American War. Upon completing this enlistment, he assumed the superintendency of the Columbus Electric Company, now known as a part of the Empire District Electric Company, which place he held 10 years. In 1903 he married Bertha Scammon of Columbus, Kansas, to which one son was born, Donald Carter Crowell. In 1914 he became associated with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, coming in 1921 to Lincoln where he was employed by that firm ‘til January 1940 when at the age of 65 was retired. When the Veterans of Foreign Wars came into being in Lincoln, he enrolled as a member, attaining that membership to the time of his death. [Lincoln News Messenger, Thursday, 5-28-1942.Submitted by KKM ]

CULVER, HARRIET L.
Miss Culver Passes to Reward
NEWCASTLE, Feb. 19—Newcastle lost one of her pioneer citizens this past week in the death of Miss Harriet L. Culver. Beloved by every resident of Newcastle, Miss Culver passed away at an Auburn hospital on Friday night of last week. She had been taken to the hospital a few days before in a most serious condition. Her illness was brought on by a severe cold. A woman of excellent character, Miss Culver was respected by all for her sincerity in furthering the principles which she approved as best for the community which she called home. A native of Sacramento, the deceased came to Newcastle when a young girl. She was past 87 years of age at the time of her death. She was a charter member of Col. E. D. Baker, Women’s Relief Corps of Newcastle, and for 47 years served as treasurer of that organization. She was a member of the original building committee in charge of raising funds and construction of the Methodist Church building in Newcastle in the year 1886. At the time the local church was first organized, Miss Culver accepted the office of secretary-treasurer of the ladies group of the church, a position she held until the time of her death. The Relief Corps of which she was such an active member for years was also organized in 1886. Shortly after arriving in Newcastle, Miss Culver accepted a position as secretary to the late George D. Kellogg in the operation of his deciduous fruit shipping plant in Newcastle. She served in this position from 1886 until Kellogg retired from business in 1920. Following the fire of 1900, the present Culver home next to the Quality Meat Market was built. Miss Culver made her home in this fine two-story residence with her sister-in-law Mrs. Jennie Culver as her constant companion. The death of Mrs. Jennie Culver a few months ago was a great shock to her. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Newcastle Methodist Church with Rev. Carl Warner officiating. Hislop’s Chapel of Auburn was in charge of arrangements. Interment was in the family plot in the Newcastle Cemetery. The deceased is survived by a nephew, E. S. Culver of Martinez, and a cousin, Mrs. Abbie Culver of Gridley. [Auburn Journal-Republican, Thursday, 2-19-1942. Submitted by KKM]

CUMING, HERBERT WILLIAM
H. W. Cuming Is Called
—Herbert William Cuming, aged 59 and native of Wisconsin, passed away suddenly on February 22, 1942 at Fallon, Nevada. Death came while Cuming was at work as mill operator for the Silver State Gold Mining Company. The deceased had previously been employed at the Alabama Mine in Penryn as electrician, and while working in the state of Nevada, he continued to maintain his home for his family in Auburn. Services were held at 11 AM today from Hislop’s Little Chapel of the Hills in Auburn, with Rev. Carl M. Warner officiating. Interment was in the Auburn Cemetery. The deceased is survived by a wife, Mrs. Elsie Cuming, and daughter, Mrs. William Lloyd, both of Auburn. A grandson, Arthur Lloyd of Auburn, also survives. Mrs. Ira Yates of San Bruno and Mrs. Lloyd Cook of San Luis Obispo are sisters, and Mr. Gordon McKenzie is a brother. [Auburn Journal-Republican, Thursday, 2-26-1942. Submitted by KKM]



EKBERG, SARAH E. nee PULLEN
One of our Oldest County Officials in Service Is Dead
—Mrs. Sarah E. Ekberg, Recorder of Placer County, passed away in the Sutter Hospital in Sacramento shortly before noon last Thursday. Suffering with a very bad heart condition, Mrs. Ekberg had been moved to the Sacramento hospital for medical attention. Her condition gradually became worse until the end came. Mrs. Ekberg was born in Roseville on March 10, 1879. She received her first education in the Roseville schools, later moving to Auburn where her education was continued. She graduated from the University of California and served at one time as principal of the Ophir School. Mrs. Ekberg was a woman of fine character, going out of her way many times to perform some act of kindness for citizens of Placer County whom she served so well as County Recorder. She was a past noble grand of Azalea Rebekah Lodge of Auburn; past worthy matron of Crystal Chapter, OES of Auburn; charter member of the Auburn Business and Professional Women’s Club; and member of Auburn Parlor of Native Daughters of the Golden West. Funeral services were held at the Hislop Little Chapel of the Hills in Auburn last Sunday. Mrs. Ekberg is survived by a most devoted mother, Mrs. Alice Pullen, and the following children: Mrs. Georgia Harrion of Auburn, Peter Ekberg of Petaluma, Mrs. Alice Fox of Los Angeles, Mrs. Amy Ashford of Tudor, and Mrs. Anna Leavitt of Grass Valley. A sister, Mrs. Amy Laing of Newcastle, also survives as do several grandchildren. [Lincoln News Messenger, Thursday, 4-16-1942. Submitted by KKM]

ENGELLENNER, AMOS PETERSON
Pottery Draftsman in Lincoln Dies Suddenly LINCOLN (Placer Co.) Feb. 16. Amos Engellenner, 44, draftsman at the Gladding McBean and Company plant, died suddenly here this morning of a heart attack. He leaves his wife, Margaret; three sons; and his mother, Mrs. Ingeborg Engellenner of Lincoln. Funeral services are pending. [Sacramento Bee, 2-16-1942. Submitted by KKM]


FULLER, REUBEN
Death of Reuben Fuller—Reuben Fuller, aged 51 years, died on Friday afternoon of last week, Auburn 7, at his home in the Edgewood District after an illness of several weeks. He was a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. He had been manager of the Auburn Bottle Shop for several years. Fuller was a member of Auburn Lodge No. 2366, Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Enid W. Fuller; a daughter, Elizabeth; and four sons, Bert, Bob, Tom and Ward Fuller, the latter doing war work at Santa Monica. Funeral services were held Monday, August 10, from Hislop’s Chapel of the Hills. Interment was in the Auburn District Cemetery. [Placer Herald, Auburn, Saturday, 8-15-1942. Submitted by KKM]


HYATT, JAMES WILLIAM “Jim”
Jim Hyatt Passes Away – Pioneer Emigrant Gap Merchant and Civic Leader Died Last Saturday

EMIGRANT GAP, May 26—James William Hyatt, 75-year-old storekeeper and former postmaster here, died early last Saturday in the Sutter Hospital in Sacramento following a stroke he suffered at his home here on Thursday. The death of Hyatt closed a career closely connected with mining interests in Placer and the adjoining counties of Nevada and El Dorado. Hyatt familiarly was known as Jim to hundreds of persons and scores of prospectors to whom he was an almost unfailing source of grubstakes. He had served as postmaster for many years until his retirement five years ago. Hyatt was born at You Bet, Nevada County. His parents were early pioneers of this region. His father crossed the plains in a covered wagon train and here he remained, mining and following various lines of endeavor. He sent for his wife in Indiana, and she joined him in 1862, coming by way of the Isthmus of Panama. In 1876 the family moved to Emigrant Gap, and in 1879 he opened a general store here which he conducted until his death in 1890. James W. Hyatt attended the public school at Emigrant Gap and later entered Heald Business College in San Francisco, where he graduated in 1885. Returning to Emigrant Gap, he joined his father in the store business, to which he succeeded upon his father’s death. During all of his years in business here, he has been a most successful merchant. He saw Emigrant Gap in its most prosperous days. Jim Hyatt was appointed postmaster in 1906 and served in that post until he was forced to retire due to a new age limit law. In his younger days he was active in politics in the county and served for many years as a member of the Republican County Central Committee. He was interested in education and for many years had served on the local school board, and two weeks ago he was reelected to that position. In 1906 he was married to Mrs. Carrie Baxter Hamilton. She passed away several years ago. Funeral services were held at Hislop’s Chapel of the Hills in Auburn on Monday afternoon, and interment followed in the family plot in the Auburn Cemetery. Pallbearers were Leo Fontz, Frank Scatine, Charles Worthley, W. Laing, and Matt and Paul Keleher. He leaves a stepdaughter, Mrs. Imogene L. Herbeck, and a granddaughter, Miss Carolyne E. Herbeck. [Colfax Record, Friday, 5-29-1942. Submitted by KKM]

JANSEN, EMMA ELLEN nee KAY
Lincoln Pioneer—Mrs. Emma Ellen Jansen, 81, widow of the late Walter Jansen of Lincoln and mother of Wilfred E. Jansen of Auburn, died at her home in Lincoln on Tuesday evening. Services will be held Friday afternoon from the Farnsworth Mortuary in Lincoln. Mrs. Jansen was born in Jackson, Amador County, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Kay, who settled in Amador in the 1850s. Her father was a pioneer photographer. Fifty-two years ago, Mrs. Jansen moved to Lincoln where her late husband, Walter Jansen, founded the Jansen and Sons grain and feed business. She was a charter member of the Golden Star Chapter of the OES which was formed in Jackson 60 years ago. Forty years ago, she joined the Friendship Chapter No. 67 of Lincoln and became affiliated with the Lincoln Parlor of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, the Lincoln Lodge of Rebekahs, and active in civic and music circles. The survivors are two sons, W. E. Jansen of Auburn and Walter K. Jansen of Lincoln; one daughter, Mrs. M. F. Johannsen of Los Angeles; her sisters, Mrs. H. N. Bright of Oakland and Mrs. T. A. Hedgpeth of Oakland; and 6 grandchildren. [Auburn Journal-Republican, Thursday, 10-1-1942. Submitted by KKM]


KENISON, MAY KATHRYN nee HECKER
Former Lincoln Woman Dies in Highland Hospital
—Word was received here last Thursday afternoon that Mrs. May Kenison had passed away that morning in the Highland Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Kenison had not been in good health for some time, but her condition was not considered so serious. However, on Wednesday she sank into a coma and was immediately removed to the hospital where everything possible was done to revive her, but of no avail and she passed away the following day, Thursday, at about 10 o’clock in the morning. Mrs. Kenison was born in Sacramento as May Hecker and spent her early life in Lincoln, going to Auburn about 35 years ago where she had resided ever since but had kept in close touch with her friends in Lincoln, often visiting her aunt Miss Katie Kennedy, our local citizen. During her life in Lincoln, she was very popular and had many friends who were deeply grieved to hear of her death. She was one of those persons who took life as it came—had a good word to say and a good deed to do for everyone, always looking for the “silver lining.” The funeral was held at 10 o’clock Saturday morning from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Auburn. Rosary services were held in Hislop’s Little Chapel of the Hills, Friday evening. Interment was made in the family plot in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery here. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Joy Cushing of Richmond, and two brothers, Connie Hecker and Frank Smith, also of Richmond. [Lincoln News Messenger, Thursday, 5-7-1942. Submitted by KKM]

LOVEJOY, FRED SWINSON
 Placer County Loses Another Pioneer—Placer County lost another of its old timers when Fred Swinson Lovejoy, 77, died at his home near Loomis on Thursday. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 PM in the chapel of the Broyer Mortuary. Burial will be in the Rocklin Cemetery. Lovejoy was born at Murderer’s Bar, Placer County, on March 5, 1864. For 20 years Lovejoy ran a freight team line between Auburn and Georgetown, and he also engaged in the sheep and cattle business. He later moved his family to Loomis where he engaged in farming. When the railroad center was moved from Rocklin to Roseville, he engaged in moving homes from Rocklin to here for the railroad men. His father, Laurisen Lovejoy, came around the Horn in a wind-hammer in 1850, and his mother, with two children, followed 10 years later, crossing the Isthmus of Panama. Lovejoy and his late wife, who was a native of Amador County, spent their entire life in Placer and El Dorado counties. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on November 21, 1937. Lovejoy leaves his sons and daughters, Chester and Warren Lovejoy of Roseville; Andrew Lovejoy of San Francisco; Mrs. Alta Reese and Mrs. Hazel Hedgens of Sacramento. He leaves 6 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. [Roseville Press, Friday, 1-23-1942. Submitted by KKM]

MELLINGER, ARTHUR C.
 A. C. Mellinger Rites Are Held by Masons—Masonic funeral services were held in Auburn on Sunday for Arthur C. Mellinger, 63, city councilman and former Auburn mayor, who died March 25 at his home in the county seat. Cremation followed. Mellinger had been a member of the city council for 20 years, serving several times as mayor. He was chairman of the Placer County Selective Service Board at the time of a heart attack on February 14 which proved fatal. Surviving are his wife, Elva; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Campbell of Auburn and Mrs. Pauline Roberts of Oakland; a brother, William of Auburn; and a sister, Mrs. E. W. Green of Los Angeles. [Roseville Press, Tuesday, 3-31-1942. Submitted by KKM]


RYDEEN, EVA FRANCES HELENA
Miss Rydeen Dies
—Miss Eva Frances Helena Rydeen of Colfax died in Weimar yesterday, March 11. She had been at the sanatorium in that town for the past year. The deceased was a native of Cofas, Minnesota, and was aged 51. She came to this city several years ago from Sacramento where she had been employed in her profession as a registered nurse by the family of the late C. K. McClatchy of the Sacramento Bee. Miss Rydeen is survived by a sister, Mrs. Victoria Halverson of Minneapolis, and three brothers, William, Clarence and Herbert Rydeen, all of Scandia, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 15, at 2 PM in the funeral parlors of Francis E. West with Rev. W. T. Menard of the local Methodist Church officiating. Cremation will follow at East Lawn in Sacramento. [Colfax Record, Friday, 3-13-1942. Submitted by KKM]

SWETZER, BELLE nee BANKHEAD
Death of Mrs. Belle Swetzer—Mrs. Belle Swetzer of Loomis died late last Saturday evening at the Highlands Hospital in Auburn, and funeral services under the direction of Hislop’s Little Chapel of the Hills were held on Tuesday, May 5, in the Loomis Congregational Church. Interment was in the family plot in the Newcastle Cemetery. Mrs. Swetzer was a native of Iowa, aged 73 years. She had resided in Loomis and in California for about 65 years. Deceased leaves to mourn her loss her husband, William P. Swetzer of Loomis; four sisters and one brother, Mrs. Jennie Ryan, Mrs. Margaret Caldwell and Mrs. Jessie Wilson, all of Loomis; Mrs. Agnes Walker of Napa and William R. Bankhead of Tacoma, Washington. One son, Walter K. Swetzer of Rio Oso, California, as well as three grandchildren, Zella, Kenneth and Nancy Swetzer, also of Rio Oso, also survive. [Placer Herald, Auburn, Saturday, 5-9-1942. Submitted by KKM]


TUTTLE, RAGLAND
Judge Tuttle Passes Away
—Justice Raglan Tuttle, 60, associate justice of the Third District Court, died in a Sacramento hospital on Monday, following an illness of two weeks with heart trouble. Judge Tuttle for twelve years served as superior court judge in Nevada County, being appointed to the bench in that county in 1925 by Gov. Friend W. Richardson. In 1938 he was appointed to the Third District Court in Sacramento by Gov. Frank F. Merriam. The deceased was born in Oakland on December 13, 1881, but the family home was in Auburn where he received his elementary schooling. In 1905 he was graduated from the University of California. His grandfather, Charles P. Tuttle, and his father, Frederick Pierson Tuttle, were graduated from the same university. In 1907 Justice Tuttle received bachelor of law degrees from the university and the Hastings College of Law. He was admitted to the state bar in 1906, a year before he received his LLB degree. Following his schooling, he became associated with the San Francisco law firm of Alexander D. Keyes, widely known early-day bay district attorney. He then returned to Auburn and joined the firm of his father, and the office took the name Tuttle & Tuttle. His paternal grandfather, Charles P. Tuttle, was a ‘49er out of New York State who, after a try at mining, located at Auburn for the practice of law. His father, Fred P. Tuttle, native of Placer County, was a lawyer at Auburn and served as district attorney. Judge Tuttle was a profound student of the law, and cases were few wherein his decisions were reversed by the higher courts. In 1909 Raglan Tuttle was united in marriage to Miss Clair Pedlar, member of a well-known Oakland family. Mrs. Tuttle, with their three sons Franklin, Richard and Pierson, survive the deceased jurist. Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Frank Fitch of San Francisco, Mrs. Raymond Whitby, Mrs. Sayre Snook and Mrs. Clinton Munson of Berkeley, and two brothers, Charles A. and Frederick P. Tuttle of Auburn. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the East Lawn Chapel. Officiating at the services was Rt. Rev. Noel Porter, bishop of the Sacramento Episcopal Diocese. Cremation followed in the East Lawn Crematorium. [Colfax Record, Friday, 7-10-1942. Submitted by KKM]

ZUGNONI, DOMENICO
Domenico Zugnoni Passes Away Here
Domenico Zugnoni passed away at his home in Lincoln suddenly Thursday, April 30, at the age of 41. He had resided in Lincoln for the past two years. He was a native of South America and is survived by his wife, Angelina Zugnoni of Lincoln, and a son, John. Rosary will be recited at 8:00 PM Saturday, May 2, at the Farnsworth Mortuary Chapel. Interment will take place in the Lincoln Cemetery at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 3. [Lincoln News Messenger, Thursday, 4-30-1942. Submitted by KKM]
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