San Francisco Genealogy
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. 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.

"EMANUEL - April 4th 1870 - A boy, seven years old, named M. EMANUEL, was run over by a truck in San Francisco and fatally injured." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 2 Jan 1871. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"EMERSON--Interment in San Francisco, April 12, Mrs. Charles EMERSON. Killed by the explosion of the Jenny Lind." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards
"EMERSON--In Santa Rita, August 23, Frank F. EMERSON, aged 36 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 16 Sept 1881. Transcribed by Janet Anderson.
"EMERY--In this city, January 3, 1899, George T. EMERY, a native of Vermont, aged 64 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 4 Jan, 1899, p. 13.
"EMHOFF--In this city, November 30, Caspar, son of Frank and Katrina EMHOFF, aged 1 year...." Source: Daily Alta California, 2 Dec 1885.
"EMLER--In this city, January 31, Ida M., devoted wife of John EMLER and loving mother of Carl, Leo J. and Frances J. EMLER, a native of Indiana. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services Monday, February 3, at 8:30 o'clock, at the chapel of the Truman Undertaking Company, 1919 Mission street, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets; thence to St. Michael's Church, Ocean View, where a mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, by automobile." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Feb 1913, p. 13. Transcribed by jch.
"EMMAL--J.B. EMMAL DEAD--MARYSVILLE (Yuba Co.), August 7 - At the advanced age of 91 years, Joseph B. EMMAL, formerly a prominent resident of Marysville, died in San Francisco Saturday. The surviving relatives besides the widow are two sons - Dr. Frank E. EMMAL of San Francisco and Will B. EMMAL of Alameda - and two daughters - Mrs. Charles PATTEN and Mrs. Osgood K. JONES, both of San Francisco. He was a native of New Jersey. EMMAL was interested in the first flourmill started in Marysville." Source: The Evening Bee (Sacramento, Cal.), 7 August 1905, page 6. Transcribed by Betty Loose.

"EMMONDS--Gilbert- In San Francisco, August 14tb, 1874, Gilbert W. EMMONDS, aged 33 years..." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Aug 1874. Transcribed by Sandi Bordelon.
"ENDERS--At North Bloomfield, Nevada county, Dec. 30th, John ENDERS, aged 28 years (c/b 26 years) formerly of Louisiana, and lately of this city. There are but few men who combined so many of the attributes of an upright, fearless, honest man as did the deceased. Death indeed loves a shining mark! 'May the Consoler have pity upon his sisters, and upon that aged mother to whom he was the prop and support, and 'wipe away their tears'." Source: Daily Alta California, 5 Jan 1858. Transcribed by Martha Richards.
“ENDERSON--Louis ENDERSON passed from death unto life on July 22nd. He was the father of Mrs. Clifford EDWARDS and grandfather of little Alice EDWARDS. He was given Christian burial on July 24th at San Jose. While he was a member at St. Paulus a comparatively short time, he faithfully attended divine services.” Source: Saint Paulus Chimes, Vol. 32 No. 12, August 1950. Transcribed by Judy Hitzeman.

"ENDICOTT--In this city, Aug. 28, 1942, Albert H. ENDICOTT, father of Jean ENDICOTT, brother of Jessie B. ENDICOTT. Friends are invited to attend the funeral at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, under the auspices of Jewell Lodge No. 374, F. & A. M. at Gray’s, Divisadero St. at Post. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 30 Aug 1942, Page 17. Transcribed by Cathy Gowdy.
"ENGDAHL--San Francisco, December 19---Selma ENGDAHL, 2 years and 11 months." Source: Sacramento Daily Record-Union, 21 Dec 1876, p.2. Transcribed by Nancy Pratt Melton.
"ENGEL--In this city, December 30, 1898, Bernard ENGEL, a native of Prussia, aged 64 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 1 Jan 1899.
"ENGELEKE--In this city, May 17, Theodore ENGELEKE, a native of Germany, aged 57 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 19 May 1875.
"ENGELSMAN--In this city, October 17, Henry ENGELSMAN, a native of Holland, aged 42 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Sunday), at 12 1/2 o'clock p.m., from the undertaking rooms of O'Connor & Sheehy, 1034 Market street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 19 Oct 1874, p.7. 
"ENGLAND--In this city, Oct. 23, Thomas ENGLAND, Architect, a native of Ireland, aged 46 years. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Monday) morning, from St. Francis' Church, Vallejo street, immediately after 10 o'clock Mass." Source: Daily Alta California and San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Oct 1869. Transcribed by John Ireland. Contact: Carol
"ENGLAND--It is with heartfelt sorrow that we record the untimely death of a true-hearted Irishman, who may justly be considered the pioneer of ecclesiastical architecture in California - Thomas ENGLAND, who died in this city on the 23d inst. Mr. ENGLAND was a native of County Cork, Ireland, a county which has contributed so many illustrious names to the history of modern art, and though his career was necessarily a more restricted one, yet in it he showed himself no unworthy countryman of Macline and Barry. His family was one of the most respectable among the Catholics of Bandon, and is moreover distinguished for the talents of its members. His brother, Professor ENGLAND of Cork, was, until a late date, the only Catholic savant who made his way to a professorial chair in the Queens University, and the name of his uncle, Rt. Rev. Dr. ENGLAND, late Bishop of
Charleston, is a synonym for all that is noble in the Episcopal character among American Catholics. The fine Arts were the favorite pursuit of Thomas ENGLAND from his boyhood, and he had made considerable progress in his artistic studies in Cork, when the Young Ireland agitation broke out in that city in 1848. Faithful to the spirit of his family, he flung himself heart and soul into the patriotic movement, and on its failure, he resolved to witness no longer the miseries which seemed hopeless of redress in his native land. In Philadelphia, whither he directed his course, he applied himself to the study of Architecture, in which his cultivated taste and art knowledge eminently fitted him for success. His residence in California dated back to 1851, thus making him one of the pioneers of his profession on the Pacific coast, and during the entire of his career, few have been so fortunate in winning the esteem and friendship of those with whom he came in contact. His works in this state are numerous, in almost every department of Architecture, but Gothic Art was his study of predilection, and to his talents and study are due almost all of Catholic Art that we possess in California. St Mary's Cathedral, the fine College now occupied by the Christian Brothers, Grass Valley Cathedral, Stockton Church, and St. Francis' Church in this City - the latter unquestionably the most beautiful Catholic Edifice on the coast - are a few of the buildings designed and executed by him; and considering the little knowledge of or relish for the true principles of ecclesiastical architecture that existed in this country when he commenced his career, and the difficulty of carrying them into practice in California a few years ago, the success which attended his efforts was something wonderful. In fact, Thomas ENGLAND may be said to have been born both an Artist and an Architect, and the knowledge and correct taste which in another is generally the result of long years of training, seemed to come to him by a special gift of nature, seconded by an intense application to study. Had the circumstances of his life been more favorable to the proper development of his talents, he certainly would have ranked among the first Architects of the present century, either in Europe or America; or, as an Artist, he might have attained a foremost place in the Art world; and from what he effected with the limited resources at his command, it is no hard task to conjecture what he could have done under conditions more favorable to Art culture than the early history of California afforded. In private life his character was peculiarly engaging. Unassuming in his manners, generous to a fault, gentle and considerate in his dealings with others, the soul of honor, and a warm and constant friend, it is rarely indeed that we meet with a disposition possessing so much to attract and so little to repel the love of those around its possessor, as did that of Thomas ENGLAND. The lingering disease which for upwards of two years slowly sapped his life away, he bore with cheerful resignation and when the dread summons of death arrived, his gentle spirit, fortified by the life-giving Sacraments of Holy Church, passed calmly away to another and, we trust, a better world. Peace to his soul is, and will be the heartfelt prayer of many a friend, for rarely indeed has the earth closed over a brighter intellect or a more generous heart than when it fell on the coffin of Thomas ENGLAND. Funeral Service: On Monday of this week a solemn Mortuary Mass was celebrated in St. Francis' Church for the repose of the soul of Thomas ENGLAND, its Architect, who died on the Saturday preceding. The church was thronged by the friends of the deceased gentleman, including most of the members of the Architectural profession in San Francisco, who had assembled to render the last tribute of respect to the memory of their late confrere. At the conclusion of the Mass, the Rev. Father King, of Oakland, addressed the congregation, and in a few brief but touching words recounted the services of his lamented friend to the cause of Catholicity in California, and aptly compared his labors in behalf of Catholic Art on the Pacific coast to those of his illustrious uncle, Bishop ENGLAND, in building up the spiritual edifice of the Church on the shores of the Atlantic. When the Reverend gentleman had finished his discourse, the funeral procession moved from the sacred edifice - Messrs. Farquharson, Turnbull, Williams, Mooser, Gosling and Clinch (who was his student), as representatives of the Architects of San Francisco, and Dr. O'Brien, (his friend), Hon. Jasper O'Farrell and Messrs. Lyons, Doyle, Callaghan, Black and John Sullivan, as private friends of the deceased, acting as pall bearers and walking a considerable portion of the way to the cemetery. The length of the funeral cortege simply testified to the esteem in which Mr. ENGLAND was held by his numerous acquaintances in San Francisco, and rarely indeed is it the lot of anyone to leave behind so many friends, and so few, or rather, no enemies, as he has done. At the Cemetery the remains of the deceased were received with the appropriate funeral ceremonies by the Rev. Father Aerden, assisted by Fathers King and Byrne, and deposited in the elegant little mortuary chapel which he had himself designed, there to remain until they should be deposited in their last resting place." Source: San Francisco Monitor (Archdiocese of San Francisco), 30 Oct 1869. Transcribed by John Ireland. Contact: Carol
"ENGLE--In San Francisco, Feb. 6th, Emma Eugenie, daughter of J.P. and Mary ENGLE, aged 1 year, 1 month and 7 days." Source: Sacramento Union, 9 Feb 1868. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ENGLISH--In this city, January 9, 1892, May, beloved daughter of R.W. and Mary E. ENGLISH, a native of San Francisco, aged 4 years, 5 months and 21 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Monday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the residence of her parents, 41 Gilbert street between Sixth and Seventh, Bryant and Brannan. Interment I.O.O.F. Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 10 Jan 1892.
"ENGLISH--In San Francisco, Feb. 11th, George A. ENGLISH, aged 36 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 15 Feb 1869. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ENGLISH--W.P.ENGLISH, aged 31, a breakman employed by the Southern Pacific Company, fell from the freight train near Suisun Sunday morning, rolling under one of the cars, which crushed his right leg. He was removed to the Railroad Hospital in this city, where he died last night." Source: Sacramento Bee, 12 Nov 1900. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"ENNIS--In this city, November 12, Annie ENNIS, a native of Ireland, aged 55 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Nov 1891. Transcribed by Pat Procida.

"ENNIS--In this city, November 12, Annie ENNIS. Beloved aunt of Mrs. William SHEA, a native of County Roscommon, Ireland, aged 55 years. **Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend funeral tomorrow (Saturday) at 8:30 o'clock a.m. from her late residence, no. 1412 Lyon street between Post and Sutter, thence to St. Dominic's Church where a solemn (rest missing)." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 13 Nov 1981. Transcribed by Pat Procida.
"ENOS--In this city, March 30, Mary, beloved wife of Joseph ENOS, a native of Portugal, aged 21 years 3 months and 2 days." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 1 Apr 1891. 
"ENOS--In Oakland, March 5, Joseph L. ENOS, a native of Portugal, aged 64 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 7 Mar 1888, p. 3. Transcribed by Muriel.
"ENRIGHT--In this city, January 29, at his late residence, 1120 Lombard street, between Hyde and Larkin. James ENRIGHT, of Lawrence's, Santa Clara county, Cal., beloved husband of Margaret ENRIGHT, a native of Ireland, aged 68 years. The funeral will leave S.P.R.H. depot, Third and Townsend street, to-morrow (Thursday), at 9 o'clock A.M. by special train for Santa Clara, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the respose of his soul, commencing at 10:30 o'clock A.M. Internment, Santa Clara Cemetery. Please omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 31 January 1894, p. 4.
"ENRIGHT--In this city, January 29, 1894, at his residence, 1120 Lombard street, between Hyde and Larkin, James ENRIGHT of Lawrences, Santa Clara County, Cal, beloved husband of Margaret ENRIGHT, a native of Ireland, aged 68 years. The funeral will leave the Southern Pacific Railroad depot, corner Third and Townsend streets, this day (Thursday) at 10:30 o'clock a.m., by special train for Santa Clara, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 10:30 o'clock a.m. Interment Santa Clara Cemetery. Please omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 1 Feb 1894, p. 10.
"ENRIGHT--In this city, Sept. 14, 1939, Joseph, beloved husband of Margaret ENRIGHT, devoted father of Robert J. and John M. ENRIGHT, beloved son of Robert and Ellen ENRIGHT, loving brother of Mrs. Viola GANDER, Mrs. Catherine WATERS and the late Mrs. Maryellyn COFFEE, a native of San Francisco, aged 34 years. A member of Ship Clerks' Assn., I.L.W.U. Local 1-34. Funeral Monday at 9 a.m. from the Memorial Chapel of Jas. H. Reilly & Co., 29th and Dolores Sts., thence to St. Michael's Church where a requiem high mass will be sung at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francsico Examiner, 17 Sept 1939. Submitted by Diane Tesene.
"ENRIGHT--In this city, December 5, 1897, Joseph, beloved husband of Elizabeth ENRIGHT, and father of J.G. and F.R. ENRIGHT, Mrs. G.W. McCARTHY and the late James W. ENRIGHT, a native of County Limerick, Ireland, aged 60 years 8 months and 10 days. Friends and acquaintances are respecfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-MORROW (Wednesday), from the broadgauge depot, San Jose, on the arrival of the train leaving San Francisco at 10:10 o'clock A.M., thence to St. Joseph's Church. Internment Calvary Cemetery, San Jose. Please omit flowers." Source: San Francisco Call, 7 Dec 1897, page 13.
"ENRIGHTS--In this city, June 14th, Mary Catherine, daughter of Patrick and Mary ENRIGHTS, aged 15 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 June 1875.
"ENSBURG--In this city, March 15, M. ENSBURG, aged 60 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 16 March, 1895.
"ENSEY--Died in San Francisco, June 13, 1869, Sarah Jane, daughter of A.F. ENSEY of Petaluma, aged 10y 7w." Source: Russian River Flag (Healdsburg, CA), 1 July 1869. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"EPPER--The 'Golden Gate' was burned to the water's edge near Manzanillo, on July 27th. She sailed from San Francisco, July 21st and had on board, when she left, 232 passengers, and a crew of 96. [Among the Steerage passengers] the lost are: A.L. EPPER." Source: Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 14 Aug 1862. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ERB--In this city, February 4, 1906, Willis Francis, youngest and dearly beloved son of Charles H. Jr. and Bertha ERB, brother of Charles and Evelyn ERB, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles ERB and Mr. and Mrs. E. PLATZ, a native of San Francisco, aged 9 months and 9 days. Funeral services will take place to-morrow (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. at the residence of his grandparents, 1850 Devisadero street, near Pine. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Call, 6 Feb 1906.
"ERDMAN--At Watsonville, July 4, Mrs. Jennie ERDMAN, daughter of A.J. STANLEY. (Sonoma papers please copy)." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 9 July 1875.
"ERICKSON--In this city, May 13, 1936, Agnes ERICKSON." Source: San Francisco Call Bulletin, 16 May, 1936.
"ERICKSON--In this city, November 19, 1916, Anna ERICKSON, dearly beloved wife of John P. ERICKSON, a native of Sweden." Source: Daily San Francisco Call & Post, 20 Nov 1916, p. 14.
"ERICKSON--In this city, Jan 4, 1950, Ardella ERICKSON, beloved wife of the late Kenneth ERICKSON, dear friend of Michael and Della MEDINA and Annie MORAN, a native of Downey, Calif., aged 67 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel of H. F. Suhr Co, 2919 Mission St, nr 25th. Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 6 Jan 1950.
"ERIKSON--SAN FRANCISCO, May 23. - The following deaths were on record yesterday in San Francisco...ERIKSON, Christie." Source: Oakland Tribune, 23 May 1934, Page C 31. Transcribed by jch.
"ERLICH--Died in San Francisco, Dec. 24, 1889, Otto, eldest son of Mr./Mrs. F. EHRLICH, native of Sonoma, aged 25y 7m 16d." Source: Sonoma County Journal (Petaluma, CA) 4 Jan 1890. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"ERNEST--In this city, March 16, Jane, beloved wife of Sebastian ERNEST, a native of Liverpool, England, aged 47 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to
attend the funeral TO-MORROW (Saturday), at 2 o'clock P.M. from the residence of her daughter, 8 Ford street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 18 March 1887.
"ERNST--In this city, December 8, Peter ERNST (known as "Cariboo"), beloved husband of Victorine ERNST , a native of Munzesheim, Baden, aged 59 years, 8 months and 27 days. (Magnolia and Baltimore (Md.) papers please copy.) Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Friday), at 9 o'clock A. M., from the residence, Mission street, near Twenty-ninth; thence to St. Paul's Church, Twenty-ninth and Church streets, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30 o'clock." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 11 Dec 1885, page 4. Transcribed by Kimberlee Young.
"ERRATT--In this city, March 15, May E., dearly beloved wife of Fred A. ERRATT, and mother of Myrtle L., May A., and the late Musette A. ERRATT, and dearly beloved daughter of George E. and Elizabeth H. BRANDT, a native of San Francisco, aged 33 years." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 16 March 1899, p.10. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"ERSKINE--DIES IN STOCKTON--NEVADA CITY (Nevada Co.), March 21 - Mrs. Rose E. ERSKINE, a former resident of this city, is dead in Stockton, according to word received here. Deceased is a native of Cherokee, this county, and was 48 years of age. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Abbie ERSKINE of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Susie O'CONOR, of San Francisco." Source: The Sacramento Bee, 21 March 1916, Page 11. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"ERWIN--June 3, 1869, Margaret Gilmore ERWIN, a native of Ireland, aged 35 years." Source: San Francisco Call, 4, June 1869, p.2. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
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