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This is a miscellaneous collection of newspaper obituaries, funeral notices and death notices submitted by San Francisco researchers and volunteers. If an entry has a contact name, you may contact the researcher with questions about the families mentioned, but understand that they have *not* volunteered to provide copies for people. Source information for each entry is provided for your convenience so that you can obtain a photocopy on your own.

"PULASKI--Yesterday evening, word was brought to the police office that a man was lying dangerously ill at 641 Commercial Street. Captain Douglas sent an officer to investigate the matter. In searching the room, a bottle labeled "Morophine" was found; it was half empty. Dr. HENRY administered antidotes, but they could not counteract the effects of the poison., and at 11 o'clock, the man, whose name was ascertained to be J.P. PULASKI, expired. It is not known whether he took the drug intentionally. His body will be conveyed to the dead house." Source: San Francisco Call, 2 July 1868, page 7. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"PULASKI--J.P. PULASKI died suddenly at the Oregon House last night under circumstances which warrant the belief that he committed suicide by taking morphine. This is the 5th case of suicide in this city during the present week." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 3 July 1868. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"PULLAN--In Oakland, November 14, Alice G. (nee BABIN), dearly beloved wife of William H. PULLAN, loving mother of Cyrilla W., Lloyd H., Leo, Chester and Cecila, loving daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. BABIN, sister of Mrs. Marie MARTENS and Norbert C. BABIN. Remains at the parlors of Clarence Croper, Oakland. Burial Wednesday." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Nov 1921. Transcribed by Sylvia Mast.
"PURCELL--In San Francisco, Aug. 24th, Emma Agnes, daughter of Thomas PURCELL, aged 1 year, _ months and 15 days." Source: Sacramento Daily Bee, 27 Aug 1866. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"PURCELL--In San Francisco, March 7, Sarah, daughter of John PURCELL, aged 4 monhts and 5 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 8 March, 1865. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"PURDY--In San Francisco, July 10, 1874 Charles T. PURDY, aged 26 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 13 July 1874. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon

"PURDY--The funeral of Edwin B. PURDY, a member of Young America Engine Co., No. 13, will take place from the Pine street Church, this day, at 10 o’clock, A. M., The Fire Department are invited to attend." Source: Daily Alta California, 6 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"PURDY--THE DEATH OF EDWIN B. PURDY.—The funeral of Edwin B. PURDY, a member of Young America Engine Co. No. 13, and an ex-member of the California Legislature, who died on the 5th inst., --In this city, took place yesterday from the Pine street Church, and was largely attended. The deceased was a native of Westchester county, New York, and a man well known and highly respected. He was a gentleman who unobtrusive disposition kept him in a less conspicuous position that his merits deserved. He came to California in the early part of ’49. In 1854, he was a member of the Legislature from this city elected to oppose the extension of the “city front” and well did he sustain the views of his constituents. No member was more active, judicious and efficient in promoting the interests of the city and State on that highly important question. In his public and private relations, he manifested an integrity of character and purity of purpose which endeared him to all good citizens who knew him. About two years ago he visited his native place, and deeded his entire funds in providing for the comfort of his parents. His mother is yet living, and if this notice should ever reach her eye, it will be some solace, in her bereavement, to learn that her son was attended to the grave by numerous friends, male and female, who sincerely felt that a worthy man had departed." Source: Daily Alta California, 7 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"PURDY--DEATH -- in San Francisco, Mr. Edwin B. PURDY." Source: Weekly Stockton Democrat, 10 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Dee.

"PURDY--In Oakland, August 25, Mary Josephine PURDY, daughter of Samuel PURDY, a native of New York, aged 40 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Saturday), at 1 1/2 o’clock p.m., from No. 404 Twelfth street, and thence to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Oakland." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 27 Aug 1881. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"PURGGRAS--In this city, May 14, 1936, Otto PURGGRAS." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 18 May, 1936.
"PURINTON--In San Francisco, November 9, 1900, Adah, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.O. PURINTON, sister of Francis, Carneela, Anna and James PURINTON and Mrs. E. BROWN. A native of Sacramento, aged 18 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 12 Nov 1900. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.

"PURSCH--In this city, May 2, Frank, beloved husband of Julia PURSCH, beloved father of Abe and Leon PURSCH and Mrs. Arthur GOLDBERG, brother of Samuel and Emil PURSCH of New York, Mrs. J. GIBBS and Mrs Morris ROSENER, a native of Germany, aged 63 years. Friends and qcquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services to-morrow (Wednesday) at 10 o'clock a.m. at his late residence, 178 Fifteenth avenue, near California street. Interment, Hills of Eternity Cemetery. COLUMBIA LODGE NO.127, L.O.B.B.-Members are requested to attend the funeral of our late brother, Frank PURSCH, to-morrow (Wednesday) at 10 o'clock a.m. from his late residence, 178 Fifteenth avenue. Milton FEIG, President." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 May 1915.
"PURSCH--In this city, January 24, 1922, Julia PURSCH, relict of the late Frank PURSCH, dearly beloved mother of Abe PURSCH of New York, Leon PURSCH and Mrs. Arthur GOLDBERG, sister of Rosalia LAVENTHAL, Mrs. Dora KASKEL, Miss Hulda KASKEL and the late Julius WITT, beloved grandmother of Francis GOLDBERG and Eugene V. PURSCH, a native of Germany. (New York papers please copy) Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Friday, January 27 at 10 o'clock a.m. at the chapel of Halsted & Co., 1122 Sutter St." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 26 Jan 1922.
"PUST--In this city, December 14, Amanda T. PUST, beloved sister of Mrs. Huldah PLANER, Festus A. PUST, Mrs. Agnes SWIFT and Mrs. Frances MAYERS, native of Minnesota, aged 46 years and 15 days. ** Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Tuesday), at 2 o'clock p.m. from the Seventh-Day Adventists' Church, 714 Laguna street, between McAllister and Golden Gate avenue. Interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 December 1902, p. 6. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"PUTMAN--In this city, November 3, Stephen PUTMAN, a native of Danver (Massachusetts), aged 53 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 4 November 1870, page 4.
"PUTNAM--In this city, June 13, 1885, MARIE E. PUTNAM, wife of Charles S. PUTNAM. Funeral will take place today (Monday) at 11 o'clock a.m., from the undertaking parlors of Cowen, Porter & Co., 118 Geary Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 15 June 1885, page 4. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"PUTNUM--In San Francisco, Nov. 3, Stephen PUTNUM, a native of Danver, Mass., aged 53 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 5 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"PUTNAM--In Bodie, Cal., November 28, G.L. PUTNAM of San Francisco, brother of C.B. PUTNAM, aged 48 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 3 Dec 1885.
"PUTNAM--In Bodie, November 28, George PUTNAM, aged 48 years, 6 months and 23 days. Funeral to-day, at 1 p.m., from new Odd Fellows' Hall. Interment Odd Fellows' Cemetery." Source: Daily Alta California, 6 Dec 1885.
"PUTNEY--In this city, August 10, Ada M., wife of David PUTNEY, a native of Hudson, N.Y., aged 29 years." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 11 Aug. 1884.
"PUTNEY--Dec. 31st, De Castro A. PUTNEY, Brookfiels, Wis., aged 30, of diarrhea and fever." Source: Alta California, 5 Jan 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
"PUTNEY--In Sacramento, Sept. 9th, of consumption, Harrison W. PUTNEY, a native of Wisconsin, aged 24 years and 6 months." Source: Daily Alta California, 13 Sept 1863, p. 6.
"PUTZMAN--In this city, May 122, Carrie Linwood, beloved wife of Herman August PUTZMAN, youngest daughter of Mrs. Mary E. PETTIS, a native of Somerset, Mass, aged 27 years and 4 months. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from her late residence, 209 Polk street." Source: San Francisco Call, 14 May 1887, p. 8.
"PUVOGEL--Passed away, in this city, January 24, 1922, Johann, dearly beloved husband of Henrietta PUVOGEL and beloved uncle of Mrs. Meta BINNING, John MINDERMANN and Mrs. H. VIETHEER and Johann PUVOGEL of Portland, a native of Germany, aged 75 years 5 months and 29 days. (Portland Ore. papers please copy) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Friday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 1446 Guerrero st., corner Army st. Interment, Cypress Lawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements
under the direction of Suhr & Weiboldt." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 26 Jan 1922.
"PYLE---In this city, March 18 1938, Susan J. Loving wife of Grant PYLE Sr., devoted mother of Pauline BARNES, Delbert, Grant S. Jr. and the late Roy and Ralph PYLE, idolized grandmother of George BARNES, William, Ralph, Grant, Douglas and Ronald PYLE; a native of San Juan, a charter member of Genevieve Parlor #132 NDGW: and rosary confraternity of All Hallows Church. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Monday at 9:00 AM from Whites Funeral Service Chapel, 2200 Sutter Street, corner of Pierce, thence to All HallowsChurch, where a requeim mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul commencing at 9:30 AM. Internment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 19 March 1938. Contact: Ronald Pyle
"PYNAS--In this city, November 12, John PYNAS, a native of Ireland, aged 33 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Nov 1891. Transcribed by Pat Procida.

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