Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 at 12:31:21 :
The Marin Journal
Thursday, November 18, 1909
PIONEER OF BOLINAS IS CALLED BY DEATH
Peter L. Bourne, a pioneer and sterling citizen of Bolinas, died Sunday night at his home in that town. He was a native of Massachusetts, 84 years of age. Death was due to a complication of diseases.
When a boy of only twelve years Mr. Bourne went to sea and visited various parts of the globe, and arrived in San Francisco Sept. 20, 1849, but shipped again and did not return to California until 1851 when he spent three months in the mines on the American river. He again went to sea, and after three years returned to this state and located at Bolinas and for several years sailed vessels between Bolinas and San Francisco. In 1866 he located on his farm near the head of Bolinas Bay.
On July 5th, 1861, he was married to Miss Mary P. Smith, a daughter of Wm. Smith.
The deceased is survived by a widow and six children, Mrs. Carl Watson, Mrs. H. J. Wells, and Fred, Peter, Arthur and Ulysses Bourne.
The funeral was held yesterday from the Presbyterian church at Bolinas. A large number of relatives and friends were at the church and followed the remains to their last resting place in Bolinas cemetery.
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