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.

"SNAIDER--In this city, Sept. 19, 1941, Mary BARNARD, beloved mother of David, Himey and Benny SNAIDER and Mrs. Ilia GORDON, loving sister of Mrs. Sarah SHAIN, Rebecca SEIDLER and Mrs. Adeline BARNARD, Emil and Max BARNARD. Services Sunday, 1 p.m., Sinai Memorial Chapel, Divisadero St. at Geary." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 21 Sept 1941, p. 17. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"SNELL--Dr. SNELL Dead -- 'New Era' Dec. 8th -- The many friends of Dr. SNELL in Pacific Grove will be pained to hear of his death, which occurred in San Francisco Thursday afternoon. Dr. SNELL, who was a cousin of the renowned Wm. Cullen BRYANT -- they were playmates together as boys -- came to Pacific Grove about 5 years ago from San Jose, where he had been a practicing physician for 15 or 20 years. He had been twice married and had 2 sons and a daughter by the first wife. His daughter, Miss Clara SNELL was married the day her father died, to J. ELLIOTT, who moved from Monterey to Pacific Grove a few months ago. She was of course unaware of the fact of her father's death, the telegram announcing it not arriving until after the marriage ceremony had been performed. Mrs. SNELL and Mr. & Mrs. ELLIOTT took the early train for San Francisco yesterday morning to attend the funeral which will take place in that city." Source: Salinas Weekly Index, 13 Dec 1894. Transcribed by Dee.
"SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY--In Monterey, August 3, 1932. John Ralph SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY, husband of Marian H. SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY, father of Mrs. Press SMITH of Yuba City, Cal., and Mrs. Ralph DECLARKE of Flushing N.Y. a native of Luxley Park, Staffordshire, England. Services at St. John's Chapel, Del Monte, Friday at 2 pm." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Aug 1932, p.9. Transcribed by Karen Bennett.
"SNIBLEY--Died in San Francisco, Aug. 11, Louis SNIBLEY, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 62 years. […Until a few years since he was a farmer in this valley, and last but one of the 5 SNIBELY brothers, known here for the past quarter of a century. Deceased was an honest and industrious man, the father of a large family. His wife and 8 children survive him. The youngest is 16 years old, the remainder are of mature age and most of them married.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 21 Aug 1903. Transcribed by Dee.\
"SNICK--A MAN POISONS HIMSELF - Rats Eat Him and Are Poisoned in Turn - The Napa 'Reporter' of 18th February tells the following horrible tale: The remains of one "Dick" or Rich SNICK were discovered last night in a vacant store-house near Jack's Point. They had been partially devoured by rats, which had mangled and eaten the flesh from the fingers and hands, and other parts of the exposed person. It was at first supposed he had come to his death from an attack of rats, and from the number of these dead vermin lying about, had made a desperate resistance. But subsequent examination dispelled this idea. The Coroner's inquest elicited the following information: The deceased was well known to a number of persons here [Napa], who considered him a dangerous character, and from his talk thought he had killed some one; they did not know where he came from, only that he had stated that at some subsequent period he had been in Redington's drug store, San Francisco, was much given to drink and had said his name was Richard SNICK. A paper marked "poison' was found near him and on analyzing the contents of his stomach, highly inflamed, there is no doubt he had committed suicide, and eating his poisoned remains had killed the rats. The jury found thereupon, that the remains discovered were those of Richard SNICK, 50 years old or more, of dissipated habits; nativity unknown, and that while laboring under delirium tremens he had taken poison, which occasioned his death." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 27 Feb 1865. Transcribed by Dee.

"SNIDER--At West Oakland, January 19, Georgie CROOK, daughter of Andrew E and Lela SNIDER, aged 1 year 4 months and 17 days. Funeral service, TO-DAY, (Wednesday)(sic), at 2 o'clock P.M., at the residence of the parents, corner Pine and Division streets." Source: San Francisco Call, 21 Jan 1875, p.4. Transcribed by Martha Richards.
"SNIDER--William SNIDER, sailor on board Siehs Nayo, was knocked overboard by the boom yesterday and drowned." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 14 Feb 1865. Transcribed by Dee.
"SNOOK--In this city, December 12, 1887, J. Grant SNOOK, youngest son of George A. SNOOK and brother of Mrs. D.B. FRANCIS and Mrs. T. Edward SNOOK of New York, aged 22 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services today (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock p.m., at his late residence, 726 California Street. Interment private." Source: San Francisco Call, 14 Dec 1887, page 8. Transcribed by Carolyn Schwab.
"SNOW--In San Francisco, Nov 4, John H. SNOW, a native of Bath, Maine, aged 28 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 Nov 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SNYDER--A.A., 76 years." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 14 Jan 1892, p. 7.
"SODERER/HASBROOK--In San Francisco, July 13, 1892, Fred W. SODERER and Miss Gussie HASBROOK, both of Pacific Grove. [ The SODERER-HASBROOK nuptials was a pleasant surprise to their many friends in Salinas. The groom is of the firm of SODERER & JENKINS, proprietors of the Candy Kitchens in Monterey and Pacific Grove, and the accomplished bride is the daughter of A. HASBROOK, former proprietor of the Alta Vista house in Monterey.]" Source: Salinas Weekly Index, 21 July 1892. Transcribed by Dee.
"SOLE--In this city, December 10th, Lulu Robinson SOLE, aged 5 years, 6 months and 10 days." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 11 Dec 1865.
"SOLERI--BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, Nov. 21 -- Bastiano MILERI was arrested today on the complaint of Girolamo SOLERI, who accuses him of causing the death of his (SOLERI's) infant child. The circumstances of the case as related by the complainant, are as follows: Mrs. SOLERI was confined, 2 days before the fire on Margaret Alley, and gave birth to the child in question. The morning of the fire SOLERI ran up stairs and seized his wife, who held the child in her arms, and was carrying them down the stairs, when they were met by MILERI, who volunteered to take the child in order to lighten SOLERI's burden, and requested SOLERI to hurry out with his wife, saying that he would follow with the child. Instead of doing so, he laid the child upon the bed and went into another part of the building and fell to drinking and carousing, and forgot all about the poor babe, which perished in the flames. It was one of the most infamous cases of criminal negligence on record." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 22 Nov 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"SOLIS--In this city, January 31, Lucy Ellen, only daughter of the late Angie and Katie SOLIS, a native of San Francisco, aged 5 years, 6 months and 5 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Tuesday), at 2 o'clock p.m., from the residence of her uncle, Thomas CLIFFORD, 114 Twenty-sixth street." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Feb 1886.

"SOLOMON--In Oakland, Cal., January 16, Ella Josephine, daughter of the late Arthur and Marian E. SOLOMON, and sister of Gertrude SOLOMON, a native of England. Firnds are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Thursday, January 18, at 10:30 o clock, at her late residence, 594 Forty-first street. Cremation, private." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Jan 1912. Transcribed by Mary Utschig Read.
"SOLOMON--In Philadelphia, November 13, Mrs. Lizzie SOLOMON, sister of Mrs. Adelaide NEWHOUSE of San Francisco." Source: Daily Alta California, 24 Nov 1885.
"SOLOMON--In San Francisco, Nov 12th Mary Frances, daughter of the late Major P.L. SOLOMON, aged 9 yrs 6month 13 days." Source: Sacramento Bee (Death Notice Column for Nov 1868). Transcribed by Joanne Farris.
"SOLOMON--In San Francisco, March 5, Nathaniel SOLOMON, aged 21 years." Source: Sacramento Bee, 7 March 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SOMERINDYKE--Killed, near the Oaks and Willows, Arizona, June 25th, by the accidental discharge of his gun, Private Whitfield S. SOMERINKYKE, aged 29 years, of Company I, Seventh Infantry, C.V." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 26 Sept 1865.
"SOMERS--Fannie." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 4 March 1905. Transcribed by Harry I. Stafford.
"SOMERVILLE--In San Francisco, August 13th, W.D. SOMERVILLE, a native of New York, aged 29 years." Source: The Daily Bee (Sacramento, CA), 15 Aug 1860. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SOMMAR--San Francisco, February 28 - Charles SOMMAR, 48 years." Source: The Daily Record-Union (Sacramento, CA), 1 March 1876. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SOMMER--In San Mateo, 24th inst., Hermann SOMMER, a native of Hanover, Germany." Source: Daily Alta California, 26 March 1869, page 4.
"SOMMERS--In this city, November 9, Walter Charles, husband of Pansy A. SOMMERS, son of Jane E. and the late Wharles W. SOMMERS and brother of Mrs. Alexander KERR of Colusa, Cal. and Adaline May SOMMERS, a native of Sacramento, Cal, aged 23 years, 1 months and 19 days. A member of Mission Lodge No. 169, F. and A.M., Mission Chapter, O.E.S., and California Parlor No 1, N.S.G.W." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 4 Nov 1904.
"SONOGNINI--In this city, November 9, Paul, beloved son of Celestine and the late Ellen SONOGNINI and brother of Peter, Thomas, Joseph and John SONOGNINI, a native of Santa Cruz, aged 22 years 3 months and 27 days." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 4 Nov 1904.
"SOPER--In this city, January 4, at the residence of George S. LOVELY, Lieut., Sylvester SOPER, late of the Fourth Infantry, USA, Goldsbourough N.C., nephew of Horace LOVELEY, of this city, aged 28 years and 8 months. Friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock, from Rev. Dr. Seuder's church, Mission Street." Source: San Francisco Call, 5 Jan 1869, p.2. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.

"SORIKOFF--John A. - March 27, 1981; dearly beloved husband of June SORIKOFF; beloved father of Bill, Al, Steve, John, Walt and Bob SORIKOFF and Katherine WOODS; a native of Russia; a retired member of I.L.W.U. Local 10 and Pensioners.  Friends are invited to attend the funeral 9 a.m. Sunday, March 29 at the Molokan Church, 841 Carolina St.  Interment, Russian Sectarian.  Duggan Welch Family 431-4900." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 March 1981, p. 7B. Transcribed by Bev Colgin
"SOULE--Dispatch from San Francisco, July 1 -- Frank SOULE, one of the sailors on the brig Hail Columbia from Batavia, was taken off by the harbor police today and committed to Stockton. He is a raving maniac and for weeks has been in a perfectly nude condition." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 2 July 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"SOULE--Miss Maud SOULE, formerly teacher in the Salinas City schools, died of heart disease in Alameda last Friday. She was teaching in San Francisco. Her father, Dr. A.G. SOULE, died a few months ago." Source: The Salinas Weekly Index, 2 Oct 1890. Transcribed by Dee.
"SOTO--In this city, August 20, Angel, dearly beloved husband of Mary E. SOTO, father of Angel F. SOTO, son of Mrs. F. ROJAS and brother of Mrs. M. LUMSDEN, Mrs. G. BURNETT, Mrs. V. VANDECARR, Mrs. F. GRIMLEY and Mrs. M. LEMONT, a native of California. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend from his late residence, 50 Sycamore Avenue, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets thence to Mission Dolores Church, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of this soul, commencing at ?:30 o'clock. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Aug 1911. Contact: Joyce Dingman
"SOTO--A younger brother of Benito SOTO, of Quien Sabe, went to San Francisco about 10 days ago to be treated for consumption. He took with him over $500 and falling in with some sharpers, was doped and robbed…he died in 3 days." Source: The Hollister Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito County, CA), 10 Aug 1888. Transcribed by Dee.
"SOTO--In Sacramento, Oct. 4th, Francesca, daughter of Jean and Francesca A. SOTO, aged 2 years." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 7 Oct 1865. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.

"SOUFFREIN--In San Francisco, Jan. 30, Josephine, daughter of James SOUFFREIN, aged 2 years and 15 days." Source: Sacramento Bee, 2 Feb 1870. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SOULE--In this city, Nov. 19th, in the 36th year of his age, Benjamin C., eldest son of Wm. SOULE, of this city, formerly of Bangor, Maine." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 20 Nov 1865.
"SOULE--In this city February 10, Phillander, husband of Lydia P. SOULE & father of Samuel P, Abbie J & Charles P. SOULE. A native of New Portland, Me aged 83 yrs 6 mo &11 days. Funeral services will be held to-morrow (Tuesday) at 11:30 o’clock at his late residence 323 First St. nterment Mt. View Cemetery, Oakland." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Feb 1895, p.15 (Vol LXL No 27). Transcribed by Adrienne.
"SOULIE--In North Oakland, October 7, Mary, wife of Victor SOULIE, aged 32 years and 6 months. Funeral to-day at 2 p.m. from No. 767 Mission street." Source: Daily Alta California, 9 Oct 1885.
"SOUTHARD--Ex-Judge J.B. SOUTHARD, Assistant District Attorney of San Francisco who in company with his wife had been visiting friends in San Rosa, died in that city suddenly of apoplexy at 7 o'clock yesterday morning. He was seized with the attack while seated in a chair at Ross' Stable and immediately fell over unconscious. Three physicians were in attendance upon him during the night, but could do noting for him. The remains will be probably be interred in San Rosa. For years Mr. SOUTHARD was one of Sonoma County's most prominent citizens. He ran for Attorney-Generalship in 1867, which resulted in his defeat. In the Constitution fight he took a very active part, though he was not among the delegates to the convention. About fifteen years ago he came to this city, where he made his home, with exception of a year and a half, about eight years ago. He was always engaged in politics, and for some time has been Assistant District Attorney. A few years ago he was a candidate for judge of the superior court. The deceased was thrice married and 60 years of age. Surviving him are a son and his widow." Source: San Francisco Call, 6 July 1890, pg 2 col 6. Transcribed by George Mallman.
"SOUTHERN--Albert SOUTHERN, an 8 year old boy, living in San Francisco, was drowned in Lake Merced, Sunday. The boy and two companions were in an old boat and young SOUTHERN becoming frightened, jumped overboard." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 6 Sept 1890. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"SOUTHWORTH--In this city, January 11, Henry Oswald SOUTHWORTH, beloved father of Mrs. [?]C. EVANS, Dr. H.E. SOUTHWORTH and [E...?] and Royal SOUTHWORTH, a native of New York, aged 77 years, 5 months and 2 days. Funeral private." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 12 Jan 1913, p. 71.
"SOWLES--At San Francisco, Apr. 29, Mrs. Etta SOWLES, a native of California, aged 40 years. [from last Tuesday’s San Francisco ‘Chronicle’ -- Mrs. Esther SOWLES, living at the corner of Geary, mixed a

dose of strychnine, laudanum and morphine at an early hour yesterday morning and swallowed the mixture…she died at the Receiving Hospital…formerly Miss BUTTS of Hollister, where she is said to have relatives. She also has relatives living in San Jose. A daughter of the woman is in the employ of the telephone company in this city, but was not present at the time her mother took the poison. Ill health was the cause of her despondency.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 3 May 1901. Transcribed by Dee.
"SPADONI--Mrs. Maria SPADONI Laid to Rest--The funeral of Mrs. Maria SPADONI, beloved wife of B. SPADONI and mother of Mrs. E. G. GIACOMAZZI and Victor SPADONI of Soledad, Mrs. Andrew GIACOMAZZI of Greenfield, Mrs. Emma LEONI of San Francisco, was held from the home of Mr and Mrs. E. G. GIACOMAZZI on Kidder street, thence to the Soledad Catholic Church where services were held. Interment was made in the Forester's cemetery. The funeral was attended by a large number of friends from all over the valley. The grave was covered by a profusion of beautiful flowers as a tribute to the esteem by which the deceased was held. Unertaker Tom PETTITT of King City had charge of the funeral. The pall bearers were Paul BIANCHI, Eugene BIANCHINI, John RIANDA, Guy CAVALLI, Victor PISONI and I. P. GAMBETTA." Source: Soledad Bee, 28 April 1922, p.1. Transcribed by Mary Beth Michaels.
"SPAHR -- In this city, Aug. 16, 1960, Pauline W., dearly beloved wife of the late Reinhold SPAHR; loving mother of William C.. SPAHR; a native of Germany; a member of Gluck Auf Lodge No. 22, Od. H.S.S.; Private family services were held Wednesday, Internment followed at Olivet Memorial Park. Halloran Funeral Home, Hogan & Sullivan." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 17 Aug 1960. Contact: Pamela Storm
"SPAIN--Mrs. Isabella J." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 28 March 1891.
"SPANGLER--In Napa, May 7, Daniel B. SPANGLER, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 57 years." Source: Daily Alta California, 9 May 1887, p.8.
"SPANGLER--In Modesto, Sept 3, 1951, James Edward SPANGLER, father of James Edward SPANGLER, Jr., Mrs. Anniey RUNYON and Leo SPANGLER of Modesto and Martin J. SPANGLER of Mt. View; a native of Santa Clara County, Calif., aged 80 years. Friends are invited to attend the services Thursday at 9:15 a.m. from the Spangler Mortuary, Mt. View; thence to St. Joseph's Church, where Mass will be said commencing at 9:30 a.m. Interment, Oak Hill Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at the above parlors Wednesday at 8:30 p.m." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 5 Sept. 1951, p. 19.
"SPANGLER -- In this city, April 24, 1957, John, dearly beloved husband of Eleanor SPANGLER, loving father of Herbert SPANGLER of Live Oak, Viola SA?RLEY of Miranda, Betty VOYLES of Chico, stepfather of Ruth HUTCHINSON of Hayward, devoted grandfather of several grandchildren. A native of St. Louis, MO, aged 68 years; A member of the Carpenters' Union #483, and Grace Methodist Church. Friends are invited to attend services Friday at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of the United Undertakers, 1096 So. Van Ness Ave, at 22nd St. Interment, Golden Gate National Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 26 April 1957, Sect II, page 23. Contact: Pamela Storm
"SPARKS--AN OLD PIONEER GONE -  A private telegram, received in this city [San Francisco] yesterday, says the San Francisco 'Times,' of the 19th inst., announced the death of J.J. SPARKS, of Santa Barbara. Mr. SPARKS was born in the State of Maine, but went to St. Louis when a child. In 1826 he came to California, and followed the business of trapping otter. He acted at one time as guide for FREMONT. He has resided in Santa Barbara for the past 30 years, where he has been engaged in ranching. He leaves 3 daughters, the eldest the wife of Marcus HARLOE, the present Harbor Master of San Francisco." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 21 June 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"SPARROW--In this city, corner of Fifteenth and Folsom streets, March 4, William, dearly beloved husband of Theresa, and father of George, William, Jr., Melburn, and Nevada SPARROW, Mrs. Carrie WHARTON, Mrs. Shaber WHARTON, and Mrs. Emma LOVELL, a native of Cooling, Suffolk county, England, aged 65 years, 3 months and 8 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar 1896. Transcribed by John Ireland
"SPATH--[July 18th 1867] - A boy named James F. SPATH fell from a balcony in San Francisco and died in a few hours." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 Jan 1868, page 1. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SPAULDING--SUICIDE in Monterey County -- A correspondent informs the Santa Cruz 'Sentinel' that a Mr. SPAULDING, a young man 21 years of age, committed suicide in Peach Tree Valley, at the house of Mr. RAND, on the 1st of June. The deceased was on his way to San Francisco, when he committed the deed. He called at Mr. RAND's and inquired the way to San Juan. He complained of sore feet, and was invited to rest himself. He proposed to purchase a pistol he saw hanging up in the house -- requested that it should be loaded and a target put up, for the purpose of testing it. A Mr. MILLICAN complied with his wishes, and handed him the weapon. After scribbling a few lines in a book to his brother, not to be grieved, he raised the pistol, and instead of firing at the target, deposited the contents in his own head. Deceased had a twin brother, Madison SPAULDING, living near San Miguel. They were from the State of Maine." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 22 June 1860. Transcribed by Dee.

"SPAULDING--In San Francisco, March 6, Eleanor Weld SPAULDING, child of Charles I.A. SPAULDING, aged 4 months." Source: Sacramento Bee, 8 March, 1865. Transcribed by Sandra Bordelon.
"SPAULDING--In this city, August 9, Mrs. Julia SPAULDING, a native of County Cork, Ireland, aged 50 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Monday) at 9 o'clock a.m. from St. Patrick's Church, Mission street, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 11 Aug. 1884.
"SPAULDING--Dispatch from San Francisco, Aug. 30 -- Thomas SPAULDING was killed at Mayfield yesterday by being crushed against a house while attempting to prevent a team, which he was hitching, from running away." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 31 Aug 1872. Transcribed by Dee.
"SPECKTER--In this city, January 27, Emma Henrietta Vilomena, daughter of Henry and Catherine SPECKTER, aged 1 year, 8 months and 12 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, TO-DAY (Wednesday) at 2 o’clock p.m. from the corner of Sixth and Natoma streets." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 28 Jan 1874. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"SPEGGERS--In this city, December 14, Anna Christine, beloved wife of the late Jes SPEGGERS and mother of Peter, George P. and Hans P. JORGENSEN, Mrs. C. RASMUSSEN and Mrs. J. P. KOFOD, a native of Denmark, aged 77 years 7 months and 12 days." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 15 December 1902, p. 6. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"SPEGGERS - In this city, January 30, 1901, Jes SPEGGERS, beloved husband of Anna Christina SPEGGERS, step-father of Peter, George and Fred JORGENSEN, Mrs. C. RASMUSSEN, and Mrs. J. P. KOFOD, a native of Denmark, aged 73 years 6 months 11 days. * * Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral today (Sunday) at 2:30 p.m., from the parlors of H.P. Petersen, 228 McAllister street. Interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 3 Feb 1901 . Contact: Sue
"SPEILMAN--A WOMAN named Amelia SPEILMAN is under arrest in San Francisco upon the charge of strangling her own infant, aged 10 days. The mother gives indications of being in an unsound state of mind." Source: Stockton Daily Argus, 30 Sept 1857. Transcribed by Dee.
"SPENCE--Died Aug. 10, 1860, of congestion of the brain, John, only child of John F. and Jane SPENCE, aged 1y 9m 10d. (San Francisco copy)." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 23 Aug 1860. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"SPENCE--Died on the morning of the 10th inst., of congestion of the brain, John, only child of John F. and Jane SPENCE, aged 1y 9m 10d. (San Francisco copy)." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 23 Aug 1860. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"SPENCER--Died at Healdsburg, May 15, 1866, Charles SPENCER, of the firm SPENCER & JARBO, San Francisco, and son-in-law of Judge SHATTUCK, formerly of this State." Source: The Democratic Standard (Healdsburg, CA), 16 May 1866. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"SPENCER--Dispatch from San Francisco, May 14 -- The Coroner held an inquest this evening in the case of Edward C. SPENCER, of Mayfield, Santa Clara county, who shot himself dead at the American Exchange Hotel last night. The evidence showed conclusively that it was a case of premeditated suicide. Deceased was an American and formerly resided in Indiana. His letters left behind show that his conduct towards his relations had not been such as he thought honorable, and the recollection preying upon his mind had driven him to the verge of insanity, if in fact he was not actually insane." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 15 May 1872. Transcribed by Dee.

"SPENCER--In San Rafael, November 26, Elvira J., wife of F.G. SPENCER. Funeral services will be held at her late residence, Clark street, near Bay View street. TO-DAY (Friday) at 1 o'clock P.M." Source: San Francisco Call, 28 Nov 1879. Transcribed by Gene Murray.
"SPENCER--Died in San Francisco, May 6, 1871 Gustavus SPENCER, aged 33y [?] (blurred)." Source: Russian River Flag [Healdsburg, CA], 18 May, 1871. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"SPENCER--SPENCER, John D." Source: San Francisco Call, 28 April 1893. Transcribed by Joyce.
"SPENCER--In this city, July 21, John J. SPENCER, aged 44 years." Source: Alta California, 23 July 1879.
"SPENCER--In this city, July 21, John J. SPENCER, formerly of Columbus, Nevada, and Bishop Creek, aged 44 years. (Sacramento, Carson and Reno papers please copy.) Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, to-day (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, 530 Howard street." Source: San Francisco Daily Morning Call, 23 July 1879.
"SPENCER--In this city, November 9, Morris M. SPENCER, brother of Herbert SPENCER of England, a native of England, aged 70 years." Source: San Francisco Bulletin, 11 Nov 1904.
"SPENCER--Died in San Francisco, May 2, 1890, Wm. SPENCER, native of Mo., aged 79y." Source: The Sonoma Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), 10 May 1890. Transcribed by Jeanne Taylor.
"SPILLUM--At Ross Landing, Marin county, March 12, Charles J. E., beloved husband of Matilda SPILLUM, father of Agnes Julia, Carl Theodore and Rosalie Violet SPILLUM, and brother of George SPILLUM of Butte, Mont., a native of Norway, aged 31 years, 9 months and 4 days. A member of the Scandinavian Society. Notice of funeral hereinafter. Remains at the parlors of the California Undertaking Company, 123 Stockton street, corner Geary." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 14 March 1899, p.12. Transcribed by Susan Cherry-Boyer.
"SPIRELING--A SINGULAR DEATH -- The Nevada 'Transcript' of May 7th relates the following singular occurrence: Several weeks ago we published an item of the death of H.C. SPIRELING, from paralysis. He was taken with a fit while at work, and never spoke afterward. He was conveyed by his partner to San Francisco for treatment, and died shortly after reading that place. Louis GOUHL, his partner, went with him to the Bay and remained with him until his death. GOUHL returned home and went to work, and on last Wednesday he was stricken down in the same manner as SPIRELING; and remained insensible up to Saturday night, when he expired. Both of these men were upright and industrious, and highly respected in the community. They were natives of Prussia and single men. Both men have resided on Deer Creek for several years, and were not known to be subject to paralytic fits. It is a singular coincidence that 2 such men, living in the same house, should die in precisely the same way, within so short a time." Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 10 May 1867. Transcribed by Dee Sardoc.
"SPIRO--In this city, June 28, Josie, beloved daughter of George and Etta SPRIO, and sister of Mary SPIRO, a native of San Francisco, aged 6 months and 15 days." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 June 1904.
"SPIVALO--To Contest Father's Will--Adrian W. SPIVALO began last Friday a contest of the will of his father, the late Caesar R. SPIVALO, a millman, who died leaving a will bequeathing a $200,000 estate to the other members of the family, but leaving Adrian out. Laura C. SPIVALO, decedant's widow, has petitioned Judge GRAHAM of San Francisco for a family allowance of $300 a month. Adrian also opposes this, saying that $50 a month is the largest allowance which should be made. The contestant declares that the will is not a legal one since it omits him from its provisions while remembering his mother, his brother Raymond and his sister, Laura. The testator died November 12. The estate consists of the family home, 2756 Vallejo street, San Francisco, together with the SPIVALO ranch at Belmont, a milling business worth $100,000, and various real and personal properties in addition. The will was made November 8, 1913." Source: Daly City Record, 12 Dec 1913. Transcribed by jch.
"SPLAINE--In this city, October 17, Michael SPLAINE, a native of the Parish of Canakilty, County Cork, Ireland, aged 45 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-day (Sunday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from his late residence, I[sis?] street, between Twelfth and Thirteenth, Folsom and Harrison streets." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 19 Oct 1884.
"SPOFFORD--In this city, August 9, John L. SPOFFORD, a native of Maine, aged 64 years." Source: Alta California, 11 Aug 1887.
"SPORI--The dead body of Louis SPORI, a Swiss, was found in his room this morning, with his throat cut from ear to ear, the wound being so deep as to sever the wind-pipe. He has been very intemperate of late, and is supposed to have committed suicide in a temporary fit of insanity, superinduced by excessive drinking." Source: Source: Stockton Daily Independent, 14 Aug 1866. Transcribed by Dee.
"SPOWART--In this City, January 1, 1895, Gracie Hazel, beloved daughter of David and Julia SPOWART, a native of San Francisco, aged 2 years 6 months and 12 days." Source: San Francisco Morning Call, 2 Jan 1895, p. 9, col 6. Contact: Tricia Harreschou

"SPRAGG--Rosalie - March 25, 1981; loving cousin of Joan and Carlton COLOMBAT and Francis COLOMBAT; a native of San Francisco.  Services Monday morning 11:30 o'clock at HALSTED & CO. 1123 Sutter St. Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.  Complimentary Parking.  HALSTED & CO." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 29 March 1981, p. 7. Transcribed by Bev Colgin.
"SPRAGUE--In this city, February 10, 1917, Louis SPRAGUE, beloved wife of Dr. William P. SPRAGUE beloved mother of George M. SMITH a native of New York city. Funeral interment private." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Feb 1917. Transcribed by Sylvia.
"SPREAD--Edmund." Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Dec 1983. Transcribed by Cheryl Jensen.
"SPREEN--In this city, January 11, Henry F.W. SPREEN, father of Beverly SPREEN, brother of Minnie R. POWELL and Mrs. Fred SQUIRES and nephew of Martin HOLGE, a native of San Francisco, aged 37 years. Friends and acqaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Tuesday, January 14, at 7 o'clock a.m. from the chapel of Julius B. Godeau, 41 Van Ness avenue. Interment, St. Helena, Cal." Source: San Francisco Examiner, 12 Jan 1913, p. 71.
"SPRINGER--February 26, 1874 - Thomas A. SPRINGER, State Printer, died in San Francisco, aged 53 years." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SPRINGER--February 27, 1874 - Funeral of State Printer SPRINGER at San Francisco." Source: Sacramento Daily Union, 1 January 1875. Transcribed by Betty Loose.
"SPROAT--At San Francisco, Feb. 20th, Edwin W. SPROAT, a native of Illinois, aged 44 years, 2 months, 24 days. [The funeral will take place from the family residence on Haydon street, Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10am. Interment, IOOF cemetery.]" Source: The Free Lance (Hollister, San Benito Co), 22 Feb 1901. Transcribed by Dee.
"SPROAT--In this city, April 28, Mrs. Floranthe SPROAT, a native of Middleboro, Mass., in the 72d year of her age. Friends are respecfully invited to attend the funeral services at 3 o'clock P. M. this day (Wednesday), at the New Jerusalem Church, on O'Farrell street, between Mason and Taylor." [Note by the submitter: The correct name is Florantha SPROAT]. Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 2 May 1883, page 4. Contact:
"SPROUL--Near Chico, September 4th, Mary Oliver SPROUL, daughter of the late Oliver and Lina L. SPROUL, aged 2 years and 5 months." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 14 Sept 1865.
"SPROULS--In this city, Nov. 21st, Hugh SPROULS, aged 47 years, a native of Scotland." Source: San Francisco Daily Examiner, 22 Nov 1865. Transcribed by Jill Crowhurst Chesnik.
"SPURR--Certificate of Death. San Francisco, Feb 12th, 1893. Name in full: William H. SPURR. Aged 56 years, __months, __days. Occupation __. Male. Place of Birth: England. Previous Residence, 24 Minna St. Date of Death: Feb 12, 1893. Father's Birthplace __. Date of Burial, Feb 15, 1893. Mother's Birthplace __. Place of Interment: Laurell Hill Cemetary. Single. Race, White. Martin and Morrison Funeral Directors, 118 Geary Street. Physican's Certificate: I certify that I have attended the above described decedent from __to __189__; also, that the cause of death was valvular disease of the heart, which was contracted at__. Jerome A. Hughes M.D., Coroner." Source: Copy of original certificate of death, in possession of submitter. Contact: Lois Smith
"SQUIRE--Interment in San Francisco, April 18, C.H. SQUIRE, England, 21." Source: Alta California, 27 April 1853. Submitted by Martha Richards.
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