Obituaries and Death Notices
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This is a miscellaneous collection of newspaper obituaries, funeral
notices and death notices submitted by San Francisco researchers and volunteers.
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about the families mentioned, but understand that they have *not*
to provide copies for people. Source information for each entry is provided
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"MIAMOTA--T. MIAMOTO, a Japanese, called on
a woman of the same nationality in San Francisco last night, and after
some talk with her, he shot her in the shoulder and left breast, and then
fataly shot himself in the neck. She died soon after. It is alleged to
be a case of jealousy." Source: Sacramento Bee, 23 Feb 1906, p.
10. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"MIBACH--In this city, May 26, William P., dearly
beloved husband of Bessie MIBACH, and father of Romona MIBACH,
beloved son of Agatha and the late Michael MIBACH, and brother of
Joseph, Ida and the late Peter J. MIBACH, a native of San Francisco,
aged 25 years, 3 months and 14 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle,
29 May 1902. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"MICHAEL--In this city, Sept. 15th, James MICHAEL,
aged 45 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 16 Sept 1865.
"MICHAEL--In San Francisco, August 14, Mrs. Marie
aged 29 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 17 August, 1874. Transcribed
by Sandra Bordelon.
"MICHAEL--In this city, July 24, Martha, daughter
of Joseph and Helena MICHAEL, aged 2 months." Source: Alta California,
26 July, 1879.
"MICHAELS--Dispatch from San Francisco, June 19
-- Henry MICHAELS died in the hospital this forenoon from the effects
of a fall from a balcony while intoxicated." Source:
Independent (San Joaquin Co., CA), 20 June 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"MICHAELSON--Johann Frederick MICHAELSON,
died at his home in Alexander Valley, Monday, after a lingering illness.
He had been ailing with rheumatism from December last, until a week before
his death, when he was stricken with general paralysis. Mr. MICHAELSON
was born in Germany 67 years ago and in '59 came to Ca. and settled in
San Francisco. There he resided 8 years, when he removed to Alexander Valley.
Surviving are three brothers, Ludwig, Arnold, Chris and a sister, Mrs.
A. KLENTWORTH of San Francisco. Burial was at Beeson Cemetery in
Alexander Valley." Source:
Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, CA),
30 Mar 1893. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"MICHEL--In this city, December 4, Christina, wife
of John MICHEL, a native of Germany, aged 37 years. Friends and
acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today at 2
o'clock from her late residence, No. 616 Seventh Street." Source:
Francisco Call, 5 Dec 1875. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"MICHEL--March 5, Rosalie S., wife of the late J.
F. MICHEL, and mother of Mrs. George T. FOLSOM, a native
of Ghent, Belgium. The funeral services will be held this day (Sunday),
at 2 o'clock, at 1001 Pine street. Interment private. Please omit flowers."
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 March 1899, p. 30. Transcribed
by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"MICHEL--Victor MICHEL, 66, proprietor of
a blacksmith shop on Main St. for many years, died this morning in San
Francisco. He had lived in Menlo Park until his retirement a year and a
half ago, when he moved to San Francisco to be with his daughter. A native
of Berkeley, Mr. MICHEL leaves two sons, Sgt. William, at the Santa
Rosa Army Air Base and PFC Victor, USA, now in England; and a daughter,
Lorraine. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Tinney Funeral Home in
Palo Alto." Source: Redwood City Tribune, 21 May 1945, p.2. Transcribed
"MICHEL--At rest in San Francisco, Calif., Monday,
May 12, 1945. Victor MICHEL. Husband of the late Jennie J.
and father of Miss Lorraine MICHEL, Sgt. William F. MICHEL,
and PFC Victor A. MICHEL. A native of California. Aged 66 years.
Friends are welcome to attend the funeral tomorrow (Wednesday) morning
at 9:15 at Tinney's, Lytton Ave. opposite City Hall Park, thence to the
Church of the Nativity, Menlo Park for Requiem Mass at 9:30. Interment
Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Tinney's Lytton Ave. opp City Hall Park." Source:
City Tribune, 22 May 1945, p.2. Transcribed by jch.
"MICHELSON--A man supposed to have been Randolph
was run over and instantly killed by a freight train on Townsend street
between Firth and Sixth, San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Bee,
20 Sept 1875, p.2. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"MICKLE--In this city, Sept. 25th, Edward MICKLE,
aged 57 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 26 Sept 1865.
"MIDDAUGH--In Visalia, Aug. 1st, Nelsn D. MIDDAUGH,
of Company I, 2d Cavalry, Cal. Vol., aged 28 years, a native of Michigan."
Source: Daily Alta California, 20 Aug 1863, p. 6.
"MIDDLEMISS--In this city, January 29, Laura Catherine,
daughter of Joseph and the late Laura MIDDLEMISS, of Sacramento,
aged 1 months and 8 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call,
29 Jan 1870.
"MIDDLETON--Died in San Francisco, George MIDDLETON,
of Petaluma, formerly of Plumas Co., aged 22y." Source: Sonoma Democrat
Rosa, CA), 1 May 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"MIDDLETON--January 8, 1874 - Colonel John MIDDLETON
died at San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January
1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"MIDDLETON--In this city, Nov. 20th, Mary Catherina,
wife of Frank MIDDLETON." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner,
21 Nov 1865.
"MIDDLETON--At Yeomet, Amador county, December 6th,
Thos. MIDDLETON, aged 35 years." Source: San Francisco Daily
Examiner, 14 Dec 1865.
"MIESEGAES--At Duncan's Mills, Sonoma County, October
17, Lucy E. MIESEGAES, daughter of O. H. MIESEGAES of this
city, a native of New York, aged 37 years. [New York papers please copy.]
Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral,
TO-DAY (Tuesday) at 1 o'clock P.M., from the ferry station, foot of Market
street, upon the arrival of the noon boat from San Rafael: thence to the
cemetery." Source: Alta California, 20 Oct 1880, p.4. Transcribed
by Martha Richards.
"MIESNER--In this city, August 3,
Me??a A., beloved daughter of Henry and Anna MIESNER, a native of
San Francisco, aged 5 years, 6 months and 15 days. Friends and acquaintances
are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-DAY (Wednesday), at 2
o'clock P.M., from the residence of her parents, 29 Julian avenue, between
Fourteenth and Fifteenth, Mission and Valencia streets." Source: San
Francisco Morning Call, 5 Aug 1885, p.4, c.4. Transcribed by Regina
"MIETO--In San Francisco, June 22s, Cesaria Jesus
aged 18 years, 9 months and 5 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Union,
26 June 1865. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"MIGLIAVACCA--In this city, November 24, Lou Palmer
beloved wife of Henry R. MIGLIAVACCA, loving mother of Harold, devoted
sister of Mrs. Blanche SCOTT, Mrs. Minnie
GRAYSON and Mrs.
John WHITE of San Francisco, James M and Harry
a native of Napa age 72 years. Funeral Novemnber 26 at Gray's. Interment
San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Nov 1940, p. 9. Transcribed
by Sylvia Mast.
"MIHAN--In this city, December 7, 1940, Amelia MIHAN,
beloved wife of Leo B. MIHAN, loving sister of Charles SCHUDSON
of Wilwaukee, Wisc. Funeral services at 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 10,
at Gray's, Divisadero st., at Post." Source: San Francisco Chronicle,
9 Dec 1940. Transcribed by jch.
"MILANI--In this city, December 13, Fioravante,
beloved husband of the late Palmira MILANI, father of Rinaldo, Zeffiro,
Edward and Vincenza MILANI, Rosina SODINI and Faustina MEI,
and brother of Joseffe MILANI, Eugenia
CHELINI and Sebastiani
a native of Italy, aged 64 years. Friends and acquaintances are invited
to attend the funeral Sunday, December 16 at 1 o'clock, from his late residence,
2858 Gough street. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source:
Chronicle, 15 Dec 1906, p.15. Contact: Jo
"MILANI--In this city, May 16, Joseph MILANI,
dearly beloved husband of Cherubina MILANI, father of Emilia and
Vittorio MILANI, and brother of Eugenia CHELINI and Sabina
a native of Farnata, Lucca, Italy, aged 32 years. Friends and acquaintances
are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Saturday, May 18, at 9:30
o'clock, from his late residence, 3042 Polk Street: thence to St. Peter
and Paul Italian Church, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for
the repose of his soul, commencing at 10:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross
San Francisco Chronicle, 17 May 1912, p.19. Contact:
"MILANI--In Sonoma, February 26, Palmira, beloved
wife of Fioravante MILANI, and mother of Rinaldo, Zeffiro, Eduardo,
Rosina, Faustina and Vincenza MILANI, a native of Lucca, Italy,
aged 53 years, 3 months and 19 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Saturday), at 2 o'clock, from
her late residence, 917 Jackson street, between Powell & Mason; thence
to Sts. Peter and Paul's Church, corner of Filbert and Union streets, where
a solemn requiem high mass will be said for the repose of her soul, commencing
at 9:30 o'clock." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 1 March 1895,
p. 5. Contact: Jo Ann email@example.com
"MILANI--Silvio L. - In SF, Oct 13,
1976, Silvio L.
MILANI, dearly beloved husband of the late Ida MILANI,
devoted father of Florence M. BALEOCCHI, loving grandfather fo Janet
and Susan GOGNA, beloved brother fo A. MILANI and the late
G. MILANI. Private Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Anne's
Church Friday. Entombment, Holy Cross Cemetery. CURRIVAN'S CHAPEL OF THE
SUNSET." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 Oct 1976, p. B7. Contact:
"MILANI--In this city, april 2, 1955, Zeffiro, beloved
husband of Leonie MILANI, loving father of Norma
Mrs. Zelda RYAN, loving grandfather of Camille, Philip and Suzanne
loving father-in-law of J. Leslie RYAN; a native of Italy. The funeral
will take place Tuesday, April 5, at 8:30 a.m., from the Memeorial Chapels
of Carew & English, Masoni at Golden Gate Ave., thence to Notre Dame
des Victories Church, Bush St., nr Grant Ave., where a Requiem Mass will
be offered for the repose of his soul commencing at 9 o'clock. Entombment,
Holy Cross Mausoleum. Rosary Monday evening at 8 p.m." Source:
Examiner, 04/03/1955, Page 53. Contact:
"MILBURN--In San Francisco, March 12th ,Charles
Henry, son of James MILBURN, aged 3 years and 6 mos." Source: Sacramento
Bee, 15 March 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"MILES--In this city, May 25, Bessie MILES,
a native of New York, aged 30 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle,
29 May 1902. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"MILLAR--The Late Dr. C.F. MILLAR--His Old
Home Pays All Honors to Its Gifted Son--The Last Yearnings of His Strong
Nature Were to Die in His Loved California--In the "Democrat" of June 26th
it was chronicled that Dr. Chas. F. MILLAR and family had arrived
from Alaska in Seattle but that he was in such a enfeebled condition that
he could proceed no farther and was taken to Providence hospital. His death
on Sunday and the arrival of the body at Dixon on Tuesday was subsequently
announced in these columns. The funeral was held today (Wednesday) in the
presence of one of the largest congregations that ever assembled in Dixon.
Such scenes are always a picture of sorrow and some times of despair, but
penetrating the gloom on this occasion was the conviction more potent than
all the processes of reasoning that death is not a finality in creation's
work and that the soul does not perish even when the chords and keys that
gave it utterance are broken. The officiating clergyman was Father LALLY
of San Jose, by whom he was married, and the sermon of the eloquent priest
touched a responsive chord in the hearts of hundreds who were there to
drop a flower and a tear upon the casket of one they had loved and respected
as boy and man for over thirty years. It was such a beautiful and touching
tribute to the life and character of Dr. MILLAR, it was so full
of sublime thought and soulful inspiration that under its influence the
silver lining to the dark clouds became almost as radiant as the morning
sun. The contribution of flowers was so fresh and the blooms so choice
as to be worthy of remark even in this land of flowers where the bestowal
of the freshest floral treasures in abundance and the most favored way
of paying friendship's tribute. And after the mass and the sermon the casket
was reverently followed to the cemetery, where the last tribute of respect
was paid. During that brief hour Dixon was a town of closed stores and
closed shops. The people were around the open grave and as the casket was
lowered a moment's hush fell on the vast concourse, and only the voice
of the sighing wind whispered, "Good night, dear friend; some happy day
to thy glorified spirit we shall say good morrow." Dr. MILLAR was
born in Dixon January 9, 1876. He was the only son of the late Charles
and of Mrs. Mary MILLAR, who survives him. He began life on a farm
and was educated in the public schools, St. Mary's College and the state
university. After receiving his medical diploma he was a member of the
medical staff of the Southern Pacific hospital, under the late Dr. GARDNER,
for several years. In September, 1902, he was married to Miss Mary VAN
VRANKEN, who survives him. To them has been born one daughter, Ruth,
now five years old. Soon after his marriage he established an office in
San Francisco and soon acquired a lucrative practice. In 1905, he was appointed
chief of the emergency hospital. He entered upon the duties and obligations
which were imposed upon him by the position of honor and trust, with zeal
and enthusiasm. He found as his colleagues the master medical spirits of
San Francisco and they were quick to recognize his ability and high character
and the thoroughness with which he was equipped. Determined to justify
the confidence imposed in him, he applied himself diligently and intelligently
to the task of mastering all the details and the great work he was required
to perform or direct, with all the spirit and enthusiasm of which he was
capable. As a result, before the close of one year of his administration
he had earned the confidence of the public, the good will of the medical
profession and inaugurated reforms and improvements that made the emergency
hospital a model of its kind. He had the endorsement of all the newspapers
of San Francisco and during the long period when excitement was rife and
San Francisco was stirred from center to circumference with rumors of municipal
corruption it is significant that there was never a breath of scandal relating
in the remotest way to his conduct and management of the municipal hospital.
The important part he played during the dark days that followed the awful
tragedy of earthquake and fire can never be forgotten by those who were
an eye witness to his untiring labors and unselfish deeds. Once assured
of the safety of his mother, wife and daughter, he did not visit them for
days at a time, but devoted all his energies to the noble and heroic task
of alleviating the sufferings of those less fortunate. For weeks he did
not remove his clothing or sleep enough to recuperate his wasting strength.
Not once did he falter or waver in the discharge of his public duty. Although
he won the praise and admiration of the people of San Francisco, he was
apparently indifferent to it and never trumpeted the kindly things said
about him. It did not seem to occur to him that his work entitled him to
praise and credit. One duty done he proceeded quickly to the performance
of another. He was actuated by a lofty purpose and unfaltering persistence
in the discharge of a public obligation and it was this unselfish devotion
to duty that prematurely cut short his brilliant and useful life. Exposure,
privation and overwork planted the deadly germs that a few months later
developed into tuberculosis. Ill health forced him to resign his position
in 1907 and finally to abandon his practice. He was persuaded to take a
trip to Alaska. He located in Fairbanks and for a time a slight improvement
in his condition was noticeable and he concluded to send for his wife and
daughter and remain long enough to give the climate a thorough trial. He
soon began to decline again, but not until the winter was so far advanced
that there was no chance to leave until June. The family took passage on
the first boat out and arrived in Seattle on Friday the 24th, where the
doctor's mother was awaiting them. He was too weak to proceed any father
and was taken to Providence hospital, where he died the following Sunday
morning. Retaining his love for his native state, his one great desire,
when he realized that his struggle for life was hopeless, was to return
to California and pass away amid the scenes of his young and vigorous manhood
and of his early triumphs. No doubt it was this overmastering desire, this
fervent hope, that fanned the spark of life and sustained him during the
long and dreary winter when there was no travel over the ice fields of
the north, and nerved him for the final effort when the first boat of the
year left the Alaska shores for Seattle. What must have been his hopes,
his doubts and his fears during his last days, we can only conjecture,
but we are ready to believe that hope inspired him to the last, and it
seems pitifully pathetic that the dearest wish of his heart could not be
granted; that after the most trying part of his journey was over, almost
in sight of his native state, he should be denied the mournful satisfaction
of looking once more upon the scenes of his childhood and closing his eyes
in the last sleep of death amid the familiar and peaceful environments
of his old home. There is no work or phrase in any language that carries
with it the full significance of the word home. It is not capable of translation
or even of definition and interpretation. Is it any wonder that he so dearly
cherished the memories and imagery that cluster around its memory? Dr.
Charles F. MILLAR died in the prime of life, just as his capacity
for usefulness had been fully developed, and at a time when he had won
high distinction by hard study and intelligent and diligent application
in his chosen profession. He was endowed with all the attributes of mind
and character that are essential to success. He was a thorough Californian,
born and bred in the state, and he loved his native state with all the
intensity of his nature. This patriotic love of home was born with him,
indeed, it was his inheritance from ancestors who passed the best part
of their lives here. He was well trained, and well read in his profession.
He was a man of great energy and courage and sensitive of honor and unblemished
character. With all these qualities of mind and heart his success in the
medical world was assured. Nobody could associate with him without realizing
fully his many fine qualities and that he was a courteous and cultured
gentleman who maintained high ideals. While quiet and unassuming, he possessed
virility, energy and vigor and was industrious and ambitious in the performance
of his duties. His life was all too short to fill out the measure of its
promise, but he furnishes a noble and worthy example, a rich incentive
for young men who are filled with a desire for a higher and better life
and an ambition to accomplish something noble and useful. He was an occasional
visitor in Woodland, but his acquaintance here was not sufficiently wide
to make his life and death of any special local interest and it is therefore
not necessary to lift the veil that shuts from the public view the private
grief in the family circle. But there are those who knew him and a few
to whom his death is a personal loss and it is not inappropriate to say
that their hearts go out in sympathetic love to the lonely mother who lavished
upon her only son all the wealth of a mother's affection, to the heart-broken
wife whose loss seems irreparable, to the sweet little flower and only
daughter, whose young life was closely twined about his heart, but who
is too young to fully realize the awful solemnity of death, and to understand
what it means to lose the loving companionship and trusting faith of a
father. May they have the faith that looks beyond the grave and inspires
us with the hope and confidence of immortality. The memory of the virtues
of a dutiful and devoted son, a loving and affectionate husband and father
is a legacy that will enrich them all. He is buried where he was born.
His grave is hard by the spot where his cradle was rocked. He sleeps where
he wished to sleep, in the bosom of his beloved Solano home." Source:
Woodland Democrat, 30 June 1909. Contact: Ruth
"MILLARD--In this city, June 25, 1907, Louise A.
wife of James Lindley MILLARD. Funeral services will take place
tomorrow (Thursday) at 10 o'clock a.m., at the funeral parlors of Theodore
Dierks & Co., 900 Divisadero Street, corner of McAllister. Interment
private." Source: San Francisco Call, 26 June 1907, page 13. Transcribed
by Carolyn Schwab.
"MILLEN--In this city, July 10, Andrew MILLEN,
a native of Louisiana, aged 59 years." Source:
San Francisco Daily Morning
Call, 12 July, 1873. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"MILLER--Interment in San Francisco, Jan. 23, Albert
Prussia, 18 years." Source:
Alta California, 8 Feb 1853. Submitted
by Martha Richards.
"MILLER, Antje, 65 years." Source: San Francisco
Examiner, 10 July 1911.
"MILLER--MILLER, Blanche." Source: San
Francisco Call, 28 April 1893. Transcribed by Joyce.
"MILLER--In San Francisco, Dec. 26th, Bridget Annie,
daughter of Wm. MILLER, aged 2 years, 11 months and 28 days." Source:
Daily Bee, 29 Dec 1866. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"MILLER--MILLER, C. L." Source: San Francisco
Call, 4 June 1892. Transcribed by Joyce.
"MILLER--In this city, Dec 27th, Charles MILLER,
aged 37 years, a native of Sweden." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner,
29 Dec 1865.
"MILLER--January 1, 1874 - Charles
committed suicide in San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union,
1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"MILLER--In this city June 3, Charlotte MILLER,
a native of New Bedforn, Mass., aged 75 years." Source: San Francisco
Bulletin, 5 June 1911. Transcribed by Evalou.
"MILLER--Ernest J. MILLER, 66, former proprietor
of the MILLER's stationery store here, died yesterday morning in
San Francisco. A native of Nevada City, California., Mr. MILLER
was a confectionery supervisor for Sees and Edys candy firms in Oakland
for 25 years before moving to Redwood City six years ago. He purchased
the stationery store from Mrs. Edith RIESE, retiring three years
ago. Mr. MILLER lived at 100 Duane St. and later made his home with
his only surviving relative, his daughter, Mrs. B.B. BERMAN, at
323 Santa Clara Ave. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at
11 o'clock at the mortuary of Halsted and Co., 1123 Sutter St., San Francisco.
Interment will follow at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: Redwood
City Tribune, 8 June 1945, p.2. Transcribed by jch.
"MILLER--In this city, November 11, at the City
and County Hospital, Frank MILLER, a native of Ohio, aged 44 years."
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Nov 1909.
"MILLER--In San Francisco, June 24th, Hannah F.
aged 45 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 26 June 1865. Transcribed
by Betty Loose.
"MILLER--In this city, February 23d, Henry MILLER,
aged 33 years. Friends and acquaintances and members of Golden Gate Encampment,
No. 25, C. of R.C. and California Lodge, No. 7, I.O.G.T., are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Tuesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. sharp,
from the Hall of Golden Gate Encampment, Pythian Castle Building, 913 Market
st." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 24 Feb 1874.
"MILLER--[July 18th 1867] - Colonel James MILLER
was found dead in bed at the What Cheer House, San Francisco." Source:
Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1868, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"MILLER--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, July
19 - Colonel James MILLER was found dead in his bed at the What
Cheer house, under the following circumstances: It seems that the evening
before he took lodgings for the night and yesterday noon the servant, finding
the door of his room locked, entered and found him dead in bed, with a
bottle of morphine by his side. The deceased was a native of Scotland."
Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 20 July 1867. Transcribed by
"MILLER--In this city, February 23, James L. MILLER,
a native of New York, aged 70 years, 6 months and 23 days." Source: San
Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 25 Feb 1895.
"MILLER--In San Francisco, March 10, John MILLER,
a native of Lancaster, Ohio; aged 39 years. A resident of Marysville since
1852." Source: Sacramento Bee, 11 March, 1865. Transcribed by Sandi
"MILLER--In this city, at the Palace Hotel, December
30, at 8 1/2 o'clock A. M., John Franklin, Jr., only son of General John
F. and Mary C. MILLER, aged 7 years and 2 months. The funeral services
of John Franklin, son of Gerneral J. F. and Mary C. MILLER, will
take place TO-DAY (Thursday), a 1 o'clock P.M., at and from Trinity Church.
All friends are invited, without further notice." Source:
Call, 2 Jan 1879. Transcribed by Linda Zutlas.
"MILLER--San Francisco, Jan. 16th - At an early
hour this morning, John Frederick MILLER, chief auditor of the San
Francisco Custom House, died at the Centennial House, Oakland, after an
illness of several months. He was a pioneer of 1850 and had been in the
Custom House 30 years. He was a native of Pa., and was 73y of age. He leaves
a widow, a son and a daughter, and was a member of Ca. Commandery, No.
1, Knight's Templar." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA),
18 Jan 1890. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"MILLER--In this city, Nov. 14th, Joseph L. MILLER,
a native of Philadelphia, aged 42 years." Source: San Francisco Daily
Examiner, 16 Nov 1865.
"MILLER--In this city, July 1, 1895, Kate, beloved
wife of Joseph MILLER, and mother of Hannah, Hulda and Josephina
C. MILLER, a native of Germany, aged 23 years." Source:
Call, 2 July 1895, p. 13.
"MILLER--Dispatch from San Francisco, July 23 --
Jacob BULER, who run over a child of Lewis MILLER with a
truck last evening, causing its death, surrendered himself today and was
examined and discharged, no blame attaching to him." Source:
Daily Independent, 24 July 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"MILLER--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Jan.
21 --Lucy MILLER, a colored woman, died in this city [San Francisco]
on Sunday, aged 104 years." Source: Stockton Daily Independent,
22 Jan 1868. Transcribed by Dee.
"MILLER--In this city, October 29, 1917, Marie MILLER,
beloved wife of the late Henry D. MILLER, loving mother of Charles
Mrs. Ida FENGLER, Mrs. Caroline
JONES and the late Henry
and loving sister of Miss Ida GERTZ, a native of Germany, aged 74
years, 3 months and 2 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services
tomorrow (Wednesday), at 10 o'clock, at the chapel of H.F. Suhr & Co.,
2919 Mission st., bet. 25th and 26th sts. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery,
by automobile." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 39 Oct 1917, p.
4. Transcribed by jch.
"MILLER--In this city, Nov 1, Mrs. Mary MILLER,
mother of Mrs. John WIGHTMAN, aged 76 years, 6 months." Source:
Francisco Chronicle, 2 Nov 1884. Tranascribed by Jim Schmitz.
"MILLER--Mrs. Mary Chess." Source: San Francisco
Chronicle, 26 March 1891. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"MILLER--In this city, May 14, 1936, Nellie MILLER
Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 16 May, 1936.
"MILLER--Nellie I." San Francisco Examiner,
4 March 1905. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"MILLER--In San Francisco, February 13, P. MILLER,
aged 53 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 14 Feb 1873. Transcribed
by Betty Loose.
"MILLER--In this city, December 4, Samuel M. MILLER,
a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., aged 40 years, 6 months and 3 days. Funeral
Monday, at 1 p.m., at No. 1816 Steiner street. Interment private." Source:
Alta California, 6 and 7 Dec 1885.
"MILLER--Mrs. Sarah W. MILLER, wife of Henry
died in San Francisco Monday. She had been ill for some months and death
was not unexpected. In addition to her husband she leaves a son, Henry
Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Leroy NICKEL. Interment took place in
San Francisco, the funeral services being private." Source:
Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co.), 4 Aug 1905. Transcribed by Dee.
"MILLER--S.T., age 31." Source: San Francisco
Chronicle, 23 Sept 1930. Transcribed by Sylvia.
"MILLER--T.S., 80 years." Source: San Francisco
Examiner, 17 Feb 1892, p. 7.
"MILLER--Thomas - 50 years." Source: San Francisco
Examiner, 26 Feb 1915. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"MILLER--W.H. MILLER, a printer of San Francisco,
died on Saturday of congestion of the brain, and not from suicide by laudanum,
as was first reported." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 4 May
1871. Transcribed by Dee.
"MILLER--San Francisco, August 7 - William MILLER,
51 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 9 Aug 1875. Transcribed
by Betty Loose.
"MILLERTON--January 23, 1874 - Woman named MILLERTON
burned to death in a house in San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily
Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"MILLETT--At Honolulu, Feb. 7th, John W. MILLETT,
aged 41 years, a native of Somersetshire, England. Mr. M. leaves a widow
and large circle of friends to mourn his death." Source:
California, 26 March 1851. Transcribed by John Ireland.
"MILLETT--At School-House Station, San Mateo County,
November 26. William Lawrence, son of Michael and Bridget MILLETT,
aged 3 months and 23 days. (Worchester (Mass) papers please copy). Friends
and acquiantances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY
(Friday), at 12 o'clock M., from the residence of the parents, School-House
Station." Source: San Francisco Call, 28 Nov 1879. Transcribed by
"MILLGATE--DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT - Thos. MILLGATE,
an old resident of this county, a 49er in fact, died after a lingering
illness in San Francisco yesterday. He has resided for nearly a quarter
of a century on the right bank of the American nearly opposite this city.
His remains will be brought up on the Vallejo train this evening and he
will be buried at 10 o'clock to-morrow from Masonic Hall." Source: Sacramento
Daily Bee, 12 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"MILLGATE--In San Francisco, Jan.
11, Thomas MILLGATE, a native of England aged 60 years and 5 months.
[Funeral from Masonic Hall to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock. Friends are
invited to attend.]" Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 12 Jan 1874.
Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"MILLIGAN--In this city, March 2, Sarah Catharine,
wife of David S. MILLIGAN, aged 22 years, 3 months and 4 days."
Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 March 1869.
"MILLIKEN--Near Lawrence Station, Santa Clara county,
Mar. 13, Christina, wife of Samuel MILLIKEN, a native of Scotland,
aged 51 years. [Deceased was a sister of Sam DUNCAN of this place
and Mrs. James ENRIGHT of Santa Clara county. She was carried off
by an attack of pneumonia ending in death the fifth day…The remains were
interred in the Catholic cemetery at Santa Clara, Monday. Mr. DUNCAN
attended the obsequies…] [from obit in 27 Mar issue -- …deceased was a
native of Blairgourie, Scotland and when a child removed in 1848 to San
Francisco in company with her father, Robert DUNCAN and her sisters,
now Mrs. James ENRIGHT of Lawrence station, Mrs. E. VALDES
of Santa Rosa and her brother Samson DUNCAN of Quien Sabe. In 1851
they removed to this county [Santa Clara Co.] locating at Lawrence station,
where they settle on a large ranch. A few years afterwards the deceased,
then Miss Christina DUNCAN, was married to Patrick NASH,
one the earliest pioneers. In 1858 the couple removed to Contra Costa county…but
returned to their old home at Lawrence 6 years after, where they resided
happily together until the death of her husband some years later. In 1870
she was married to Samuel MILLIKEN…A husband & 7 children, Robert
of Mountain View, Mrs. Mary MILLIKEN of San Francisco, Annie, Thomas
and Charley NASH and Samuel, George and Duncan MILLIKEN of Lawrence
station, survive her. [...from San Jose ‘Mercury’]." Source: The
Hollister Freelance (Hollister, San Benito County, CA), 20 March Jan
1891. Transcribed by Dee.
"MILLIKEN--In this city, June 13, 1885, JOSEPH MILLIKEN,
a native of County Antrim, Ireland, aged 34 years. Friends and acquaintances
are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, today (Monday), at 2 o'clock
p.m., from the residence of his brother, George Milliken, 115 Vallejo Street,
between Sansome and Battery." Source: San Francisco Call, 15 June
1885, page 4. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"MILLISACK--In this city, Oct. 20, 1947, Frances
MILLISACK, beloved wife of the late Jerry MILLISACK,
loving aunt of Rose M. Jost LANDWORTH
and first cousin of C.D. SMITH
Los Angles, a native of Clinton, Iowa, aged 55 years. A member of San Francisco
Lodge No. 1. F.O.E. (Chicago Times papers please copy.) Friends are invited
to attend the funeral services on Friday, Oct. 24, at 10:30 o'clock, at
the chapel of Halsted-Dierks & Co., cor. Divisadero and McAllister
Sts." Source: San Francicso Examiner, 23 Oct 1947, p. 19. Transcribed
"MILLISACK--In San Jose, February 23, 1930, Parker
B. MILLISACK, dearly beloved husband of Frances MILLISACK,
loving son of Clarence and Mary MILLISACK, brother of Mrs. Lelia
Tacoma, Wash., aged 42 years. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February
27, at 2:30 o'clock p.m., at the mortuary of Halsted & Co., 1123 Sutter
st., near Polk, under the auspices of San Francisco Aerie, No. 5, F.O.E."
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Feb 1930. Transcribed by jch.
"MILLS--A Los Angeles telegram tells of the murder
by Apaches, of Edward G. STEVENS, of San Francisco, formerly of
the Overland Mail Company, and Mr. MILLS, formerly Superintendent
of the Mowry Silver mines, in Arizona; also that officer BOVEE yesterday
killed Celestino ALAPAZ, one of the NEWMAN murderers. MURDER
of EDWARD G. STEVENS - Our San Francisco telegram reports, via Los
Angeles, the recent murder by Apache Indians, of Edward G. STEVENS
and Mr. MILLS. We trust the report is unfounded. Mr. STEVENS
was for some 10 years prior to 1860, a resident of Calaveras county, where
he was generally known and very highly esteemed. He was a young man of
rare business qualities, the soul of honor, and of unbounded kindness and
devotion to his friends. No death could have happened that will cause more
general and intense sorrow than this, if the report be true." Source: Stockton
Daily Independent, 2 Feb 1864. Transcribed by Dee.
"MILLS--In County Tyrone, Ireland, December 19,
Cassie Maria, beloved daughter of Annie and George MILLS
sister of Mrs. William BEATTY, Mrs. C. HUTCHINSON
James, Andrew, John, Thomas, Alexander, Robert and the late Lizzie L. MILLS
niece of W. J. RAMSEY of San Francisco, aged 36 years." Source:
Francisco Examiner, 12 Jan 1913, p. 71.
"MILLS--George R. MILLS, a San Francisco
saloon keeper, committed suicide because his wife brought suit for divorce
from him." Source: Salinas Weekly Index, 10 Nov 1892. Transcribed
"MILLS--In San Jose, April 18 1884, Mary Eliza MILLS,
daughter of A W MILLS aged 13 years, 11 months and 4 days. [San
Francisco papers please copy.] The funeral will take place TOMORROW (Sunday)
at 1 o'clock PM from 57 South Fifth Street. Friends and acquaintances are
invited to attend." Source: San Jose Daily News, 29 Apr 1884. Transcribed
by Sue Bruce.
"MILLS--W.G. MILLS, San Francisco, died of
a sudden stroke of paralysis on Saturday last. A former resident of Healdsburg."
Source: Sonoma County Tribune (Healdsburg, CA), 25 May 1893. Transcribed
by Jeanne Taylor.
"MILNE--NEWS OF THE PACIFIC COAST. WELL KNOWN WRITER
DEAD. MILNE Dead. By Associated Press. San Francisco, Dec. 16. --
Robert Duncan MILNE, a well known newspaper and magazine writer,
died to-day from injuries received in a street car accident last night."
Source: San Jose Mercury, 17 Dec 1899, p.2. Transcribed by Susan
"MILOW--In this city, March 14, John F. MILOW,
a native of the Rhode Island, aged 70 years." Source:
Chronicle, 16 March 1899, p.10. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"MINEHAN--In this city, November 8, Patrick, beloved
husband of Jane MINEHAN, a native of the parish of Ahane, County
LImerick, Ireland, aged 63 years." Source:
San Francisco Bulletin,
11 Nov 1904.
"MINER--MINER, Mary G.--In Fremont, August
8, 1991, mother of John D. MINER Jr. of Fremont, Vallerie MINER
of Arizona and Larry MINER, of Seattle; also survived by two grand-daughters,
a native of Scotland, aged 81. Private family services were held at Berge-Pappas-Smith
Mortuary Family wishes remembrances to Alzheimer's Disease. For further
information please call 656-1226." Source: San Francisco Chronicle,
13 Aug 1991. Transcribed by Madelyn Bechini.
"MINES--The Rev. S. MINES,
of the Prot. Episcopal Church of San Francisco, who died on the 5th inst,
is the first clergyman that has been followed to the grave in that city.
It is estimated that he will be succeeded by the Rev. Mr. SOUTHARD,
formerly of New York, but now of the "House of Prayer," in Newark."
Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 8 Sept 1852. Transcribed by J. Ireland.
"MINK--In this city, June 24, 1907, Dorathea MINK,
relict of the late George MINK, dearly beloved mother of Mrs. A.
and Mrs. L. GOEBEL, and loving grandmother of Meta A. ALBRECHT
and Hilda E. GOEBEL, a native of Germany, aged 64 years, 4 months,
and 16 days. A member of San Francisco frauen verein and Deutscher frauen
understutzungs verein "Rothes Kreuz. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully
invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Thursday), June 27, at 11 a.m.,
from her late residence, 990 Union Street, near Jones, thence to I.O.O.F.
Cemetery for cremation. To the officers and members of San Francisco frauen
vereign - You are hereby requested to assemble at 990 Union Street, corner
of Jones, tomorrow (Thursday), June 27, at 10:30 a.m., to attend the funeral
of our late sister, Dorathea MINK, By order - Mrs. Caroline UBHOFF,
President, Mrs. Julia MARKS, Secretary." Source: San Francisco
Call, 26 June 1907, page 13. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"MINK--In this city, January 22 , Adolph,
dearly beloved husband of Regina MINK, and loving father of George
and Marion MINK, a native of Wurttemberg, Germany, aged 50 years
adn 2 months. A member of Structural Iron Workers' Union, Local No. 31
and Royal Arcanum of Buffalo NY. Friends are respectfully invited to attend
the funeral Wednesday, January 24 at 10:45 o'clock, from the parlors of
H.F. Suhr & Co. 2919 Mission street, between Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth
streets. Interment Cypress Lawn Cemetery." Source:
San Francisco Chronicle,
23 Jan 1912. Transcribed by Nancy Pfaff.
"MINTURN--In San Francisco, Nov. 5, James B. MINTURN,
aged 36 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 Nov 1870. Transcribed
by Betty Loose.
"MION--In this city, April 13, 1948, John M. MION,
dearly beloved husband of the late Catherine
MION, loving father
of Alfred and Albert MION; a native of Italy, aged 70 years, 5 months,
10 days. Friends are respectully invited to attend the funeral on Friday,
April 16, 9 a.m. from the Chapel of Valente, Marini, Perata & Co.,
649 Green St., thence to SS. Peter & Paul's Church, where a Mass will
be said commencing at 9:30 a.m. Interment, Italian Cemetery." Source: San
Francisco Examiner, 15 Apr 1948. Contact:
"MISCHLER--In this city, December 31, 1898,
Annie, beloved daughter of Anna MISCHLER, and sister of Mrs. Fred
Tillie MISCHLER, a native of Colfax, Placer County, Cal., aged 24
years and 24 days. (Chicago papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances
are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Tuesday) at 10:30
o'clock, from the family residence, 1051 McAllister street. Interment Holy
Cross Cemetery." Source:
San Francisco Bulletin, 2 Jan 1899.
"MITCHEL--In Sebastopol, August 22, Alice Maude
sister of Emily A. ROGERS of Monte Rio and the late Cora M. ABRAMS
Mabel FOLEY. Sister-in-law of Clarence E. ROGERS
Rio. Daughter of the late Cora
Francisco. A native of California, aged 91 years. Member of Aloha Parlor
No. 106, Native Daughters of the Gold West, Oakland. Funeral August 24
from Fewel's Redwood Garden Chapel, Guerneville and August 25 from the
Grant B. Miller Mortuary, 2825 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland. Rosary at Fewel's
Chapel. Entombment at Redwood Memorial Gardens, Guerneville." Source: Press
Democrat [Santa Rosa, CA], 23 Aug 1965. Contact: Sylvia
"MITCHELL--Rev. Andrew, 80 years." San Francisco
Examiner, 4 March 1905. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"MITCHELL--In this city, March 7, Catherine, wife
of Thomas MITCHELL, a native of Ireland, aged 32 years and 8 months."
Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 8 March 1895.
"MITCHELL--In San Francisco, Nov. 1., Capt. David
C. MITCHELL, a native of Nantucket, Mass., aged 53 years." Source:
Evening Bee, 3 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"MITCHELL--Interment in San Francisco, Feb. 22,
David D. MITCHELL, Boston, 26." Source: Alta California,
28 Feb 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"MITCHELL--Dispatch from San Francisco, Jan. 22
-- Demetrius MITCHELL, the Italian who was thrown from his horse
on Sunday while racing on Market street, died from the effects of the injuries
received at the time." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 23 Jan
1873. Transcribed by Dee.
"MITCHELL--[On 18 Jan 1873] Demitrius
died at San Francisco from injuries from falling off a horse..." Source:
Bee (Sacramento, CA), "Record of Notable Events in the State," 1 Jan
1874. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"MITCHELL--MITCHELL, Earl J.--August 12,
1991, in San Francisco; dearly beloved husband of 63 years to Irene; devoted
father of Robert and Paul MITCHELL and Kathe HENNIGAN, dear
father-in-law of Sylvia and Renee MITCHELL & Pat HENNIGAN;
beloved grandfather of Steve & Sharon MITCHELL & Joey HENNIGAN;
member & past master of Golden Gate Speranza Lodge No. 30 F. &
A. M. Private Services held." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 13
Aug 1991. Transcribed by Madelyn Bechini.
"MITCHELL--Elizabeth F. - In this city Nov. 21,
1980, beloved daughter of the late John and Mary MITCHELL, loving
sister of the late Catherine, John, Michael and William Mitchell
and Mary ANGELEVICH. Funeral Monday at 8:30 a.m. from Chapels
of Arthur J. Sullivan & Co., 2254 Market St., bet. 15th & 16th
Sts, then to Most Holy Redeemer Church where a Mass of Christian Burial
will be offered at 9 a.m. interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Rosary
Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Sullivan's 621-4567." Source: San
Francisco Chronicle, 23 November 1980, p. 11. Transcribed by Bev Colgin.
"MITCHELL--Frank MITCHELL, an actor from
San Francisco, and Lena CLYMER, aka MITCHELL, a woman who
formerly lived with him, were killed by Harry KLEINSMITH at Big
River, on the night of March 27th." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg,
CA), 6 April 1876. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"MITCHELL--In this city, February
6, 1937, James F. MITCHELL, loving brother of Florence TAYLOR,
Mrs. Anne W. EVANS of Madison, Wi and Gilbert F. MITCHELL
Brainerd, Minn. Friends are invited to the services today (Monday)at 1:00
pm at Martin and Browns 1515 Scott Street, between Geary and Post." Source:
Francisco Chronicle, 8 Feb 8, 1937, p 11. Contact: Carol
"MITCHELL--San Francisco--Captain John MITCHELL,
commanding United States steamer 'Saginaw', was murdered in Sutter street,
at half-past seven o'clock last night, by a man named William Oregon SMITH,
who struck him under the ear either with his fist or a sand club, producing
almost instant death." Source: Stockton Daily Independent (Stockton,
CA), 23 Oct 1868. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"MITCHELL--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Oct.
30 - The Coroner's jury in the case of Commander John G. MITCHELL
returned a verdict last evening that he came to his death by a blow which
fractured his skull and which was inflicted by W.O. SMITH. They
also found that Thomas SAVAGE was accessory to the act." Source:
Daily Independent, 31 Oct 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"MITCHELL--In this city, October -- [sic.], Mary
A., beloved wife of John and mother of Thomas, Mamie and John MITCHELL,
a native of Ireland, aged 47 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner,
23 Oct 1894, p.7.
"MITCHELL--Death in San Francisco, Feb. 23d, Mary
Isabella, only child of David and Fanny A. MITCHELL, aged 2 years,
10 months." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 26 Feb 1866. Transcribed
"MITCHELL--January 19, 1874 - Randolph
murdered his wife with a razor, and then killed himself, at San Francisco."
Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty
"MITCHELL--Robert MITCHELL, for many years
one of the leading brick contractors in San Francisco, died yesterday.
He was 79 years old." Source: Sacramento Bee, 2 April 1906, p.10.
Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"MITCHELL--In San Francisco, Apr. 21, Sarah FLINT,
wife of George Otis MITCHELL, and daughter of Dr. Thomas FLINT,
of San Juan, aged 33 years, 10 months, & 14 days. […The funeral took
place last Monday at 2 o’clock from the residence of B.P. FLINT,
1121 Hyde St., San Francisco and the remains were interred in the Masonic
Cemetery at that place…] [from San Juan column: …only living daughter of
Dr. Thos. FLINT…]." Source: The Free Lance, (Hollister, San
Benito Co.), 27 Apr 1894. Transcribed by Dee.
"MITCHELL--In this city, Nov. 3d, Seth MITCHELL,
aged 28 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 4 Nov 1865.
"MITCHELL--At Bennington, Vermont, Aug. 31st, Susan
T., wife of Ossian C. MITCHELL, of San Francisco, aged 37 years."
Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 5 Oct 1867. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"MITCHELL--In this city, June 11, Thos. MITCHELL,
a native of Ireland." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 June 1875.
"MITTELSTADT--In this city, August 4, C.R. MITTELSTADT,
age 36 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 5 Aug 1894, p. 7.
Transcribed by Dee.
"MITZKE--John, 31 years." Source: San Francisco
Examiner, 14 Jan 1892, p. 7.
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