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CABEZUT, Leopold
Fresno Bee, March 10, 1923
Mariposa- Mariposa Co.  March 10  Funeral services for Leopold Cabezut, 66, who was fatally injured Wednesday when he was knocked against a fence when a team of horses which he was driving bolted and ran, were held yesterday.  Interment was in the Catholic Cemetery at Hornitos.
Cabezut had amassed a considerable fortune from his extensive operation in the stock raising business.  He is survived by a wife and twelve children.

Merced Sun-Star, Wednesday, May 14, 2008


May 13, 1935 -May 12, 2008

Lloyd R. Cabezut of Manteca, CA passed away on May 12, 2008 at the age of 73. He was the fifth of eight children born to Joseph Sr. and Violet Cabezut of Usona, CA. He is survived by his daughter, Valerie Manning Cabezut, twin sons Richard and Ronald Cabezut, grandchildren Samantha and Tyler Manning, and Phillip and Dawson Cabezut, former spouse Connie Cabezut, and brothers Joe, Tony, and Archie Cabezut, and sisters Lucy Davenport and Joyce Hammar.

Lloyd was born May 13, 1935 in Usona, CA. He grew up in Mariposa, CA and attended Mariposa High School, where he was a star half-back on the football team. There he acquired his nickname, "The locomotive", for his ability to power through the opposing team. Lloyd served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956, stationed for a time in Turkey. He also served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1960. After leaving the military, he began his civil service career at Fort Mason in 1960. He then went to work at the Military Traffic Management Command in Oakland, CA. In 1966, he went to work for the Tracy Defense Depot as Chief Supervisor of the Traffic Transportation Management Division, supervising over 60 employees. He was eventually voted Manager of the Year by the U.S. Departments of logistics, a top honor in his field and a significant hallmark of his career.

Lloyd's passions were playing golf, reading, and spending time with friends and family at frequent
get-togethers. He served as a volunteer fire fighter for Manteca Fire Station #2. He was a loving son, father, brother, grandfather, cousin and uncle and will be greatly missed by all.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 15, 2008 at 11:00 am at Wilson Family Funeral

Chapel in Atwater, CA. Graveside services to be held immediately afterwards at Winton District Cemetery, Winton, CA.

Merced, Dec 17 , 1926

Services for Mrs. Laur Cademartori, 62, pioneer of Maripsoa county, who died at her Hornitos home Wednesday, were held this morning from the Catholic church.  Rev. Father Frederic Deschenes of Mariposa officiating.  Mrs. Cademartori was born in Mariposa county June 10, 1864, and spent here entire life there.  One son and two daughters survive, August Cademartori, Mrs. Angelina Guest and Mrs. Amellia Williams, all of Hornitos.  Surviving are also one brother and two sisters: Dan Castagnetto of Hunters Valley, Mrs Angle Dulcich of Stockton and Mrs. Louisa Lord of Merced
Oakland Tribune, The  1926-12-17


              January 20, 1866 Mariposa Free Press
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Fatal Casualty.- A Frenchman by the name of CAEL, one of the original stock-holders in La Victoire Copper
              Mine, was found dead in a ditch in Hunter's Valley last Monday. It is supposed his death was the result of
              an accident.

              CALF, Thomas
              July 17,1880 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Found Dead.- Mr. Thomas CALF, a miner employed in the Washington Mine, was found dead in the shaft last
              Thursday afternoon. There was no indication whatever of the cause of his death. Billy CATON came up to
              inform Mose RODGERS. No blame is attached to the mine owners.

Merced Sun-Star, Monday, September 29, 2008

June 14. 1912 -September 15. 2008

Marguerite Campbell, editor and publisher of the Mariposa Gazette for
more than 50 years, died in her home on September 21 15, 2008, at the
age of 96. For half of her life Mrs. Campbell lived in the Victorian
home built by Judge J.J. Trabucco at the corner of 8th and Jones
Streets. It was the a home of her dreams and she remembered sitting on
the lap of "Mrs. Judge" at Ladies Aid Society par1ies. As a child she
eyed it lovingly while she learned the newspaper business at the knees
of her parents, the late John L. & Katrina (Kate) Ross Bund Dexter, who
purchased the Mariposa Gazette in 1919.

Marguerite's first editorial job was at the LeGrand Advocate when she
was 19 years old and recognized as the youngest female editor in the
state. She had started to write, type, and edit in a small way - under
the close tutelage of her father -as a young child. With her brother
Lowell and her late sister Kay, she learned to peg hand type, run the
press, fold and mail the paper and sleep many nights on a stack of
newsprint. She was a whiz at the linotype, still a requirement in 1952
when she became editor and instigated "Maggie's Meow," a column that
allowed her to comment, favorably or not, on the happenings of the
county without naming names or pointing fingers, but still getting her
point across.

Marguerite (as she was known to everyone) and her late husband Dale K.
Campbell, (Secretary-Manager of the Mariposa County Fair 1952-61) worked
for her parents at the Gazette from the time of their marriage in 1933
until 1938 when she opened a dress shop in Mariposa which eventually
evolved into today's "Top Shoppe," although she sold it in 1942.   

The next 10 years, including four spent ranching in Oregon, were devoted
to her husband and
raising her three children, Dalmar, Linda Hayes and Dexter. Her
dedication to her home, family, business and community as she was taught
by her parents, was recognized when she was selected to serve as Grand
Marshal of the Mariposa County Fair Parade and the Butterfly Days Parade.

In 1952, when the Campbells returned to Mariposa and took over the paper
again, their children began to assist her while attending school during
the time the Gazette converted from hot type to cold. They took their
turns working in the back shop, selling advertising, getting the paper
ready to mail and sleeping on stacks of newsprint.

She was a life member of the PT A, a charter member of the Mariposa
Soroptimist and the Mariposa County Historical Society, as well as
belonging to the NDGW and Chamber of Commerce, and a 75 year member of
the Eastern Star. She served locally as both a Girl
Scout and 4-H leader, and as leader of the Campfire Girls in LeGrand.
She loved to cook, sew,
garden and be with her family and friends. She looked forward to
community activities and the fairgrounds truly was her third home (her
house and the Gazette being 1 & 2).

Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband Dale K.. Campbell, a
baby son Joseph, sister Kathrine Olsen, daughter in-law Corrine
Campbell, and grandchildren Greg and Laura Mackessy.

Survivors include her sons Dalmar of Las Vegas and Dexter (Shari) of
Newport, Washington and her daughter Linda (Steve) Hayes of Mariposa;
brother Lowell (Jackie) Dexter of Oakhurst, and her pride and joy, her
15 grandchildren and spouses, 25 great-grandchildren, foster children
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marguerite will be remembered by family and friends at a Memorial
Service to be held on September 27, 2008 at 12 p.m. in Building A at the
Mariposa County Fairgrounds. This will give them a chance to remember
her life and happy times and enjoy a variety of all of their favorite
foods. Burial will be private services for the family.

In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to the Mariposa Museum &
History Center, P.O. Box 606; Mariposa County Student Loan Association,
P.O. Box 1112, both in Mariposa 35338 and checks should be earmarked
"Marguerite Campbell memorial."
submitted by Tom Hilk

           E. L. Camin
              Mariposa Gazette, April 4, 1940

              Funeral services were held in Santa Cruz on Monday for Ernest L. Camin,72, who died in that city on
              Thursday night of last week, after a brief illness. Deceased was a native of Cathey's Valley, the son of
              Mr. and Mrs. Antone Camin. His early life was spent on the Camin ranch in Cathey's Valley. For many years
              he was engaged in business in Mariposa. He was a successful merchant here and had retired from active work
              several years ago. He moved to Santa Cruz with his family 12 years ago and had resided there since.
              Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Louise Camin, three daughters, Mrs. Ernestine PLASKETT, Mrs. Honorine Brown
              and Josephine Camin, one son, Edward Camin and three grand children, Ethel PLASKETT, Adrienne and Ernest
              Camin all of Santa Cruz four sisters, Mrs. Fred LADOUCER and Mrs. J. DORMAN of Fresno; Mrs. Ben OLYMPIE
               and Mrs. Emil LEMOIN of San Francisco and one brother Albert Camin of Cathey's Valley. The funeral services
              were conducted under the auspices of the Odd Fellows Lodge with burial made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at
             Santa Cruz her had been an active member of the odd Fellows Lodge at Mariposa for many years. cferoben

              Mrs. Refugio CAMIN   83,
              Mariposa Gazette,  July 10, 1925

              Buried in Merced today and was laid to her final rest this morning in the Masonic cemetery here. Funeral
              services were held from Welch & Griffin's undertaking chapel at 10 a.m., Rev. D. C.WILLIAMS  pastor of
              Bethel M. E. church officiating.

              Mrs. CAMIN died Friday in Fresno after having lived in Merced and Mariposa counties for over 70 years. She
              came to California from Mexico when a child. There are surviving two sons, A. A. and E. L. CAMIN of
              Mariposa and Cathey Valley respectively; four daughters, Mrs. Ellen OLYMPIE, San Francisco; Mrs. Josephine
              LEMOINE, San Francisco; Mrs. Hermine LADOUCEUR, Fresno, and Mathilde DORMAN, Fresno, 18 grandchildren
              and two great grandchildren. – Merced Sun-Star, July 6.   cferoben

CAMIN, Mrs. Rose

Merced Express, April 29, 1932

MRS. ROSE CAMIN DIES   buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery-Mariposa

Mrs. Rose Camin, for many years a resident of Cathey Valley, Mariposa county, passed away at the French hospital in San Francisco Monday afternoon, death following a long illness the remains were brought to the Welch & Griffin mortuary in this city and on Wednesday were taken to held in the Catholic Church.

Mrs. Camin was a native of Mariposa county and was aged 63 years. She was married to Albert Camin in 1897, and the husband and the following named sons and daughters survive: Henry A. Camin of Merced, David D. Camin of Planada, Elbert E. Camin of Cathey Valley, Fortuna F. Camin of Fresno, Mrs. Anita Alonzo of San Francisco, and Mrs. Hellen Wood of Cathey Valley. A sister, Mrs. Sarah Alarid, resides in Mariposa.
transcribed by Tom Hilk

Modesto Bee,  December 22, 1961
Dale Campbell, Mariposa Civic Leader, Dies
Mariposa- Mariposa Co. Death ahs claimed Dale K Campbell, 51, newspaper publisher and civic leader.
Campbell, on eo fthe senior district fair manager in California and manager of teh Maripsa Conty Fair for more than 20 years, died yesterday in the John C Fremont Hospital.
Services will be conducted at 2 pm tomorrow in the Tiscornia and Ivers Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be in the Mariposa Cemetery.
Campbell was a native of Farmersville, Tulare County.  He and his wife Marguerite Campbell, owned the Mariposa Gazette and also published the Le Grand, Merced County, Advocate in the late 1930's.
He served as postmaster in Mariposa for a time and was a county farm adviser prior to Word War II.
Besides his widow, Campbell leaves two sons, Dalmar and Dexter Campbell, both of Mariposa; a daughter Linda Campbell of Mariposa; five brothers, Jack C of Castro Valley, Alameda County, Rene M. of Le Grand, Erie S. of Santa Rosa, Sonoma county, Loy of Visalia, Tulare County and Winford Campbell of Farmersville; two sisters, Mrs. Retha Crookshamp of Exeter, Tulare County, and Veda Campbell of Farmersville.
Campbell was a past noble grand of the Mariposa IOOF and member o the Merced Elks Lodge, Maripsoa FAM , Merced- Mariposa Shrine Club, Tehran Shrine Temple of Fresno, Scottish Rite Bodies of San Jose and a charter member of the Mariposa Lions Club. cdf
Merced Sun-Star, Monday, September 29, 2008

June 14. 1912 -September 15. 2008

Marguerite Campbell, editor and publisher of the Mariposa Gazette for more than 50 years, died in her home on September 21 15, 2008, at the age of 96. For half of her life Mrs. Campbell lived in the Victorian home built by Judge J.J. Trabucco at the corner of 8th and Jones
Streets. It was the a home of her dreams and she remembered sitting on the lap of "Mrs. Judge" at Ladies Aid Society par1ies. As a child she eyed it lovingly while she learned the newspaper business at the knees of her parents, the late John L. & Katrina (Kate) Ross Bund Dexter, who purchased the Mariposa Gazette in 1919.

Marguerite's first editorial job was at the LeGrand Advocate when she was 19 years old and recognized as the youngest female editor in the state. She had started to write, type, and edit in a small way - under the close tutelage of her father -as a young child. With her brother
Lowell and her late sister Kay, she learned to peg hand type, run the press, fold and mail the paper and sleep many nights on a stack of
newsprint. She was a whiz at the linotype, still a requirement in 1952 when she became editor and instigated "Maggie's Meow," a column that allowed her to comment, favorably or not, on the happenings of the county without naming names or pointing fingers, but still getting her point across.

Marguerite (as she was known to everyone) and her late husband Dale K. Campbell, (Secretary-Manager of the Mariposa County Fair 1952-61) worked for her parents at the Gazette from the time of their marriage in 1933 until 1938 when she opened a dress shop in Mariposa which eventually evolved into today's "Top Shoppe," although she sold it in 1942.   

The next 10 years, including four spent ranching in Oregon, were devoted to her husband andraising her three children, Dalmar, Linda Hayes and Dexter. Her dedication to her home, family, business and community as she was taught by her parents, was recognized when she was selected to serve as Grand Marshal of the Mariposa County Fair Parade and the Butterfly Days Parade.

In 1952, when the Campbells returned to Mariposa and took over the paper again, their children began to assist her while attending school during the time the Gazette converted from hot type to cold. They took their turns working in the back shop, selling advertising, getting the paper ready to mail and sleeping on stacks of newsprint.

She was a life member of the PT A, a charter member of the Mariposa Soroptimist and the Mariposa County Historical Society, as well as belonging to the NDGW and Chamber of Commerce, and a 75 year member of the Eastern Star. She served locally as both a Girl
Scout and 4-H leader, and as leader of the Campfire Girls in LeGrand. She loved to cook, sew,garden and be with her family and friends. She looked forward to community activities and the fairgrounds truly was her third home (her house and the Gazette being 1 & 2).

Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband Dale K.. Campbell, a baby son Joseph, sister Kathrine Olsen, daughter in-law Corrine
Campbell, and grandchildren Greg and Laura Mackessy.

Survivors include her sons Dalmar of Las Vegas and Dexter (Shari) of Newport, Washington and her daughter Linda (Steve) Hayes of Mariposa; brother Lowell (Jackie) Dexter of Oakhurst, and her pride and joy, her 15 grandchildren and spouses, 25 great-grandchildren, foster children and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marguerite will be remembered by family and friends at a Memorial Service to be held on September 27, 2008 at 12 p.m. in Building A at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds. This will give them a chance to remember her life and happy times and enjoy a variety of all of their favorite foods. Burial will be private services for the family.

In lieu of flowers donations, may be made to the Mariposa Museum & History Center, P.O. Box 606; Mariposa County Student Loan Association, P.O. Box 1112, both in Mariposa 35338 and checks should be earmarked "Marguerite Campbell memorial." submitted by Tom Hilk

                    Stockton Daily Independent
                     Monday, 10 July, 1871             

DIED -- at Hornitos, June 30th, Michael, son of Mr.&Mrs. Antonio 
CAMPODONICO, aged 13 years, 10 months.


              July 5,1879 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Accident and death.- At Hornitos, June 30, a sad accident occurred by the falling into a mining shaft
              twenty feet deep of a little boy, son of A. CAMPODONICO, aged six years. He with a number of other children
              were playing in the vicinity of the shaft, where it is supposed he attempted to look down and slipped in,
              receiving fatal injuries from which he died the next day. This is a hard blow upon Mr. and Mrs.
              CAMPODONICO, it being the forth son they have lost within the last few years, three of whom died with the
              scarlet fever.

              CAMPODONICO, A.
              Nov. 27, 1880 Mariposa Gazette

              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Death of A. CAMPODONICO.-- The death of a excellent man and citizen of Hornitos is sorely felt by many who have
              known him for a number of years. He is one of the oldest citizens and merchant of that place. He was a man
              of generous impulse, possessed a noble heart, and has brought to man and womanhood a fine family of
              children, who with there mother are left behind to morn the loss of a kind father and a doting father. The
              sympathy of the community in which he lived are joined with the bereaved mother and children in this the
              sad moments of their greatest affliction.

Merced Express, May 17, 1895

Near Toll house, Fresno county, May 5, 1895, Maria Cannon, aged 85 years.
submittend by Tom Hilk

CANNON, Mrs. S. M.
Merced Express, May 17, 1895

Mrs. S. M. Cannon, one of the early settlers of Mariposa died at Humphrey's Station, Fresno county, on May 5th. The deceased was a native of New York and about 85 years old.  She came to California in 1848.
submitted by Tom Hilk

              Mrs. Angelina CANOVA Of Coulterville Dead

              Mariposa Gazette, July 26, 1945

              (submitted by Tom Hilk)

              Funeral services were conducted by the Coulterville Rebekah lodge at Coulterville Sunday for Mrs. Angelina
              Canova 89, who died in Sonora Hospital Thursday. Mrs. Canova, a pioneer native of Coulterville, is survived
              by three sons James of San Leandro, John and William both of Coulterville, and a sister, Mrs. Rose MUSANTE
              of Coulterville. Arrangements were handled by Tiscornia, Ivers and Alcorn.

           Thomas CANTY
              October 7, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. DISBRO)

              Mr. Thomas CANTY, an old time resident of Hite's Cove and vicinity, died very suddenly on Monday last of
              what was supposed to be heart disease. He was prospecting up at the Gibbs mine, above the Cove.

                Stockton Daily Independent       
                 October 30, 1862

	DIED -- in Quartzburg, Mariposa county, Oct. 23d, Mr. William CARDWELL, aged 47 years.

             George CARDWELL
              March 11, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by William Disbro)

              Still They Go.- Uncle George CARDWELL, after a long and painful illness, concluding his long lease on life
              on Monday night last. He has been here many years and generally known to all the old settlers. With the
              exception of a few years residence in Visalia, Mariposa has been his home ever since he came to California.
              He followed carpentering for a living, and in earlier days, when in health, he was possessed of social
              qualities which made him an agreeable companion among his friends and acquaintances. He was a plain matter
              of fact man, consciences, honest and industrious. He once had a family and, we believe has a son, James,
              living somewhere in California. He owned a house and lot in Mariposa, where he lived alone doing his own
              cooking. During the first year of his sickness he was attended by his nearest neighbor, Mr. and Mrs. James
              DUFF, whose kindness was voluntarily given on their part, which bespeaks a volume of praise for Mr. and
              Mrs. DUFF, for their only interest was a duty they felt they owed to suffering humanity. For the past year
              and up to the time of his death, he has been in the County Hospital, where he received the best medical
              attention from Dr. TURNER, and good nursing at the hands of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. LIND, who have charge of the
              hospital. He was a native of Kentucky, aged 76 years. He was buried on Wednesday in the public cemetery and
              the funeral ceremonies held by Rev. R. A. SAWRIE. There were quite a number of friends and acquaintances
              present, and as the remains were deposited close to the side of G. W. LEE, Joseph DON, old pioneers and
              associates of Uncle George, who had preceded him but a few weeks, a low moaning expression could be heard
              from by-standers, which was "still they go."

              April 8, 1865 Mariposa Free Press
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Sudden Death.- A man by the name of CAREY was found dead in his house, at Hite's Cove, on the morning of
              the 5th inst. An examination of the body, by Dr. Davis, was held and the conclusion is that he died of
              apoplexy. Deceased was a native of New York, thirty-two years of age, and a carpenter by trade. He had been
              working for John HITE for several months past. Lewis CAROTHERS March 2,1878 Mariposa Gazette

           CAROTHERS, Lewis

              March 2, 1878 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Passing Away.- We chronicle this week the deaths of several of our old citizens, two of whom were worn out
              with infirmities and old age. A colored man named Lewis CAROTHERS, and well known as " Uncle Lewis," who
              has been a resident of this county since 1860. He was formerly a slave, and was brought to this county by
              Col. Thomas THORN, from Texas, who settled in Quartzburg, in this county, in 1850. Aunt Dinah, his wife,
              survives him; they together have children and grand children, who reside in this county. Mrs. Georgiana
              ADAMS, daughter with several children resides Mariposa, and Bettis PERKINS, a son in law, with a large
              family, resides near Hornitos. Uncle Lewis was a good man, highly respected by all his neighbors and
              acquaintances. He was honest, industrious and fugal, and his life was rewarded with living testimonials to
              the character so carefully guarded and maintained. He has left those behind who will treasure him in their
              memories as long as they live. The funeral ceremonies, which took place at his late residence, on Monday
              last, were well attended by the relatives and acquaintances of the deceased. He was buried in the corner of
              the little lot, close to his residence, and which overlooks Mariposa Creek, a spot he himself selected, and
              had, just prior to his death, especially requested to be buried there.

              March 2, 1878 Mariposa Gazette

              In Mariposa, February 23d, 1878, Lewis CAROTHERS, aged 72 years, a native of Virginia.

              CARR, Charles
              June 9, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)
              Sudden Death. On May 29th, 1888, at Jack LATOUCHE's Ranch about a mile above CROOK's sawmill, a man named Charles CARR, who was engaged in some labor at that place, was suddenly taken ill while at breakfast and
              died about two o'clock P.M., of the same day. The death was so sudden,
              it was thought best by some of the citizens, that a inquest be held. Justice LEITCH of Wawona, who was
              notified, appeared and a jury empanelled. Upon examination of the case the jury found that deceased came to
              his death from some cause which they were unable to determine.
              The deceased leaves a wife and three small children who are in a destitute circumstances. A subsciption is
              in circulation to raise funds for the relief of the widow and children. Anyone feeling charitably
              disposed towards the widow and orphans who have been so suddenly thrown upon the world, can contribute
              their mite by sending it to E. L. HOWARD, who lives in that neighborhood.

              March 17, 1894 Mariposa Gazette
              CARR, S. W.
              (submitted by W. Disbro)
              Samuel W. CARR

                This old pioneer, died on the 13th instant, at his home in Hornitos, after a brief illness. Mr. CARR has
              been a resident of Mariposa County since the early fifties, and has always been known as a man of sterling
              integrity. He has occupied public positions, in his town, many years, and has always been a upright
              peaceable citizen. A widow and a large family of children are left to mourn the loss of a devoted husband
              and father. The deceased was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and was
              buried on Thursday their auspices. Quite a number of the Order, In Mariposa, attended the funeral.

           CARSON, KIT
              September 16, 1865   Mariposa Free Press
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              A daughter of Kit Carson, who bore her fathers name, and who formerly resided at Hornitos in this county,
              recently died of dissipation, in Aurora.

              CARTER, Dr. L. H.
              April 7, 1894 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              Death of Dr. L. H. CARTER.

                 The death of this gentleman, which occurred in Modesto, on Sunday last, caused great surprise and regret
              among his friends here. Death ensued from a overdose of morphine, which the unfortunate young man was
              addicted to using. Dr. CARTER had practiced as a physician, both in Coulterville and Mariposa, and was
              known to be skillful in his profession, and although reserved and somewhat eccentric in his temperament, he
              possessed many traits of character which won him friends. Adverse circumstances appeared to engulf him in
              their current, during the past few years, and he had become moody and despondent, and being far away from
              his home and kindred, had perhaps allowed himself to become easy prey to weakness. He belongs to an
              influential family in Canada, and parents, ond sisters and brothers, are ere now mourning over his untimely
              fate. He was a member of the Coulterville lodge of Masons and of the Mariposa Lodge of I.O.O.F. The body
              was embalmed, and sent to Canada for internment.

Mariposa Gazette, September 4, 1860
In Mariposa August 29, the infant son of I. CARVASSO (submitted by Warren Carah)

           CASARETTO, John
              July 4, 1885 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro )

              John CASARETTO, of Merced Falls, whose face has been so familiar in this section for years as a peddler of
              garden vegetables and fruits, fell from his wagon last Saturday and was instantly killed.

Fresno Bee, November 28, 1938
             CASARETTO, Joshua

Rites Held For Aged Hornitos Native Son
Merced  (Merced Co.) Nov 28.  Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Ivers & Alcorn Parlors here for Joshua Casaretto, 79, a native of Hornitos and a pioneer of Indian Gulch and Merced Falls, who died late Friday night in the Merced Hospital after an illness of ten days.  Rev. W A Cash officiated and cremation followed in the Park View Crematorium.
Casaretto was a son of Guiseppe Casaretto, a sone mason, who came from Italy to California in 1852 to seek his fortune in the gold fields.  The elder Casaretto quit mining in 1855 and resumed his trade of stone mason, after which his wife came from Italy to join him.  They settled in Benton Mills in the alte fifties, moving soon afterwards to Hornitos, where Casaretto built a stone store which he traded later to Andrew Olcese for the latter's business and building in Indian Gulch.
When the Indian Gulch business dwindled after the pak of the gold mining activities had been reached, the Casarettos moved to Merced Falls in 1867, Casaretto working at stone mason trade and rising stock.  He died in Snelling in 1865 (obviously incorrect)
Joshua was educated in the Merced Falls School and was reared on ohis father's mountain ranch.  During his spare time he learned French, Italian and Spanish and improved his English.  IN 1870 he entered the sheep and wool growing business and in 1872 and 1873 he operated a general store in Hopeton with his two brothers, the late John and David Casaretto.  In 1919 he sold his stock interests and retired, moving to his eighty six are ranch three miles above Merced on Bear Creek.
in 1902 Casaretto married Marceline Leota, anative of Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras County.   Mrs Casaretto, now an invalid living in St. Helena, Napa County, and two sons, Victor Emanuel and Manuel Victor Casaretto survive.  Also surviving the aged Hornitos native son is a sister, Mrs. Julila Fee, whoe late husband was a son of Peter Fee, who came to California in 1849 and operated the first hotel at Mr. Bullion, known as the Norwegian Tent. transcribed by c feroben
See Bio of Joshua Casaretto

Modesto News-Herald, January 31, 1933
Merced Jan 30, Information of the death in  Stockton Sunday of John Casaretto, 87, Mariposa County stock raiser, was received today  The body will be cremated at the Park View Crematory in Stockton.
Casaretto was a native of Italy and had spent the greater part of his life in Mariposa County.  He leaves a brother, Joshua Casaretto, in Merced, another brother, David Casaretto in Atwater, and a sister, Mrs. Julia Fee, in Modesto.

              Verne George CASARETTO,
              Mariposa Tribune April 28, 1999
              (submitted by C Feroben)

              Verne Casaretto passed away April 18, 1999 in Camarillo, California. Born October 11, 1906 in Ballard
              California to Verne Waldo and Violet BOS CASARETTO who preceed him in death. His wife for 48 year Lois
              SHIELD CASARETTO also preceeded him in death. He is survived by three children, Gregory, Burce, Joyce and
              their families. His brother Arthur Roy CASARETTO, nieces, nephews and cousins survive him. He was a
              descendant of Guisseppe and Catarina CASARETTO, early pioneers of Indian Gulch, Hornitos, and Merced Falls,
              California. A long career in aeronautical engineering covered conventional aviation through the space era.
              He was noted for his meticulous involvement in every project. Private services at Oak Hill Cemetery in
              Ballard, California are pending.


Modesto Bee, September 1, 1952
Merced- Funeral arrangements for John Cassaccia, 78, of Mariposa, who died Saturday at a hospital there, are being made at Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home here.
A retired state division of hiways aide, Cassaccia was born in Mariposa  nad had lived there all his life.
He leaves a brother and sister of Mariposa, Frank Cassaccia, and Mrs. Josephine Hunt.


              August 15, 1885 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Dr. CASSITY, of Snelling, whose sudden death occurred on Thursday of last week was taken sick while
              visiting a patent in this county, presumably from a spider bite. He was brought home early the next morning
              and died in the evening of that day. He was a pioneer and had resided 12 years at Snelling. He leaves a
              widow and a grown son. He was 50 years of age and a native of West Liberty, Morgan County, Kentucky.

              CASTAGNETTO, Delida
             December 12, 1891 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Death's Harvest. Mrs. Delida CASTAGNETTO.

              One of the saddest things we have to chronicle, this week, is the death of this beautiful young mother. Our
              readers will remember the sad death of her husband, Frank CASTAGNETTO, last May by a cave at the Malone
              mine, and all will be grieved by the sudden loss of the young widow. She was at the home of her
              father-in-law, in Hunter's Valley, and was suffering a cold when her mother-in-law died two weeks ago. Not
              being a very rugged women, disease soon had its way with her, and last Sunday night, she passed to the
              other side leaving three little children to the care of relatives. She was so young, and had her little
              children dependent on her and it seems very cruel to hear that she has been taken from them. Her death cast
              a gloom all over the homes in Bear Valley, and many sad hearts followed her to her last resting place
              besides her beloved husband.

           CASTAGNETTO, Frank

              May 23, 1891 Mariposa Gazette

              (submitted by W. Disbro)
              A Sad Accident.

                   One of the most depressing accidents which has happened here for a long time, occurred at the Malone
              mine, about six miles from Mariposa, last Saturday evening, near five o'clock. Mr. Frank CASTAGNETTO and a
              Chinaman were engaged in stoping from the lower level, when a rock
              weighing about a ton, fell, crushing Mr. CASTAGNETTO under it. His fellow workers hastened to him at once,
              but he never spoke, and life was extinct in less than five minutes from the time the rock fell. His body was
              taken at once to his home in Bear Valley, where his grief stricken wife and three little children awaited
              the sad homecoming. The news also fell with cruel force on his aged parents and devoted brothers and
              sisters. Mr. CASTAGNETTO was born and raised in Bear Valley, and was
             loved and respected by a very large circle of friends, and his sudden and terrible death cast a gloom over
              the entire community. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominico CASTAGNETTO of Hunter's Valley, who appeared
              almost unable to realize that the crushed, helpless form before them was their handsome and beloved boy,
              Frank. People gathered from all parts of the county to pay last tribute of respect to his memory, and there
              were many tears shed as coffin was lowered from view. The sympathy
              of the community is with the bereaved family.

             CASTAGNETTO, Frank

Merced Express, May 23, 1891

Frank Castagnetto, a miner well known in Merced was instantly killed in his mine at Hunter's Valley, Mariposa county, last Saturday evening, by a large body of earth and rock caving on him. His remains were recovered, but were horribly mutilated, and were buried Sunday afternoon.

              Mariposa Gazette, October 30, 1875   (submitted by William Disbro)

              In Bear Valley, October 23d, 1875, James CASTAGNETTO, aged 25 years

Mariposa Gazette, December 14, 1912: DIES SUDDENLY
    Word reached Mariposa Thursday morning of the sudden death of John Castagnetto, a prominent farmer and gardener of
    Hunter's Valley. Deceased was a native of Massachusetts and about 63 years of age at the time of his death.
    Mr. Castagnetto had been a resident of Hunter's Valley continuously for the past several years, but a number of years of his
    life were spent in Coulterville and vicinity, where he followed the occupation of mining. Deceased was an honest and upright
    man who had many friends who will regret to hear of his death. He also leaves to mourn him several sisters and a brother,
    namely: Mrs. Cademartori of Hornitos, Mrs. David Lord of Merced, and Mrs. A. Dulcich and Daniel Castagnetto of Hunter's
    Death was due to a hemorrhage of the lungs and occurred about 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
    The interment will be in the Bear Valley cemetery today, where he will be laid to rest near the remains of a departed father,
    mother and brothers.

    CASTAGNETTO, John - December 21, 1912 Mariposa Gazette:
    The death of John CASTAGNETTO, which occurred suddenly last Thursday morning, was a shock to the entire community.
    Heart failure is supposed to have caused his death. He was about 61 years of age. The deceased possessed many good
    qualities, the most admirable that of rendering his assistance to the needy and sick and always ready to sympathize with the
    afflicted. Mr. CASTAGNETTO has left to mourn him one brother, three sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews, besides
    a large circle of friends, who sympathize deeply with the bereaved family. The funeral took place at Bear Valley and was
    largely attended.

    Cause of Death: Verdict of Jury: death caused by hemorrhage of the lungs.

       CASTAGNETTO, John J-  Fresno Bee, November 19, 1943

North Fork (Madera Co.)- Nov 19- John J Castagnetto, 58, for 17 years sheriff of Mariposa County , died suddenly at 11:15 o'clock last night in the court room of Justice of the Peace Ike Enlow here.
The veteran officer had just been the thirteenth witness for the defense in the trial of District Attorney Louis T Milburn, charged with killing a deer illegally.
Was Talking to Friends
The juy had retired to deliberate the case and Castagnetto was sitting on a table chatting with Frank Green of the forest servive and aother friend, when suddenly he slumped to the floor, the victim of a hear ailment.
Medical aid was called, but Castagnetto was dead upon the arrival of a nurse and a physician.  His body was taken to the Ivers & Alcorn Mortuary in Merced where funeral arrangements will be made.
Born in Mariposa County
Castagnetto was born in Bear Valley in Mariposa County and attended public school there.  He was orphaned when he was 4 years of age.  Before being elected to the office of sheriff he followed mining for a number of years.
Castagnetto spent his entire life in Mariposa County.  His parents were born in Hunter's Valley.  He was promient in lodge work in Mariposa, having been past noble grand of the Odd Fellows, a member of the Rebekahs and was active in the Lions Club.
He is survived by his widow, Alta; a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Turner of Fresno; a son, Rovert Castagnetto of Alameda, and a sister May Castagnetto of San Francisco and two grand children.-transcribed by cferoben

           CASTAGNETTO, Mrs. Mary
              December 5, 1891 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Mrs. Mary CASTAGNETTO.

              Friday evening of last week the wife of Dominico CASTAGNETTO, of Hunter's Valley, died after a short
              illness. She was quite an aged lady, and had spent many years of her life in the town, and vicinity of Bear
              Valley, where she was well known, and beloved for her many deeds of kindness, and of charity. This is the
              second death inside of six months in the CASTAGNETTO family. A son, Frank having been killed by a cave in
              the Malone mine, last spring. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her loss as well as many
              friends. Her funeral at Bear Valley, on Sunday was said to have been the largest that ever occurred there.

              CASTAGNINO, Pasqual
              May 29, 1886 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Fell Dead.- Pasqual CASTAGNINO, an Italian, well known around Bear Valley, while in the store of Mrs.
              TRABUCCO on Tuesday last, dropped dead. It was a sudden call, but he was in poor health and his death might
              have been expected at most anytime. He was an old timer, and can be remembered as having only one eye. He
              was a kind-hearted man and well thought of among his people; also among the Americans. He will be missed by
              the politicians, for Pasqual’s influence on election day was worth something, to some one. The deceased was
              a native of Italy aged 52 years.

              Castor, Augustine L.
             Mariposa Gazette
              "In Mariposa, December 12, 1868, Augustine L. Castor a native of Missouri, aged 23 years, 10 months.
              God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform, by the inscrutable dictate of Providence, we are called to the painful duty of announcing the sudden    death of Augustine L. Castor, who died on Saturday morning last, at the residence of his father in this town, and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery at 3 o'clock  on the Sunday following. The funeral ceremonies were pronounced by Father McMaboe in the most solemn and impressive manner. The day was bright and    beautiful and everyone in this vicinity, that could well do so, was in attendance on the sad occasion. Augustness had grown up from early childhood amongst   us, and we all knew him well. A strong and vigorous youth with a constitution that bid fair to be enduring -- a young man whose early training, coupled with a kind and generous   disposition promised a life of usefulness, was stricken down by the remorseless hand of death. A painful gloom came over all at the announcement     of the sad event. It was a shock to all, and strong men wondered again at the mysterious ways of Him who doeth all things justly. The parents grief and the    lamentations of the fond and loving sister and brothers, manifested at the grave of the departed, caused many a tear to fall from the eyes of those at    this closing scene. In the death of Augustus, his parents have been deprived of a dutiful and obedient son, who they proudly anticipated would stand by   and sustain them in their declining days, and society has lest a youthful bud that was just blossoming to manhood and promised them one of her brightest    ornaments."
              Augustus was a shop owner on main street of a Tin Shop that was burned in August of 1866.- submitted by


Woman, 85, Born. In Mariposa County, Dies
MERCED (Merced Co.), Nov. 25.
—Mrs. Mary Castro, 85, of Mariposa died in Turlock yesterday. She was: a native of the Pea Ridge district!of Mariposa County and had spent all her life in California.

She is survived by three sons, George Rhoan of Mariposa, Albert Rhoan of Fresno, and Stanley Castro of Yosemite Valley; and five daughters, Mrs. L. R. Steele of Mariposa, Mrs. Theresa Busano of Turlock, Mrs. Mary Garcia, Miss Grace Castro and Mrs. Theodore Marcus, all of San Francisco.

Funeral arrangements are being made by the Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home- submitted by Carol Lackey

CATHERWOOD, Thomas Hamilton Bowles
Mariposa Miner
June 3, 1932, Merced-Sun Star
Mariposa- June 3 (Special)- The body of Thomas Hamilton Bowles Catherwood, Mariposa miner, who died Tuesday in Decoto, was buried today in Mariposa Masonic cemetery following services conducted by the Mariposa Masonic lodge of which he was a past master.  Arrangements were in charge of the Ivers and Alcorn funeral home of Merced.

             Andrew W. CATHEY  -Andrew W. Cathey, descended from Mariposa County settlers, died Saturday at Salinas Valley

              Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was 93. Cathey's grandfather, also Andrew Cathey, came from
              Arkansas to California during the 1849 Gold Rush. He went back for his family and in 1852 led a wagon train
              west. He settled his family in a valley--later called Cathey's Valley--in Mariposa County. "Andrew W.
              Cathey was born in Mariposa County. He owned and operated the Oakland Pontiac Automobile Agency for three
              years, then in 1929 moved to Salinas and became a used car dealer. "He is survived by his three sons,
              William P. CATHEY and James E. CATHEY, both of Salinas, and Eugene CATHEY of Campbell. He was preceded in
              death by his wife, Kathleen, in 1970, and his daughter, Mary LAYER, in 1971. "Services will be at 2 p.m.
              Thursday from Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific
              Grove." (submitted by Shelia P)

           CATHEY, Mary M.
              June 19, 1892 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Called Home.

                 Mrs. Mary M. CATHEY died at her home in Cathey's Valley, Mariposa County, June 15th, 1892, at the ripe
              old age of 79 years. The deceased came to this county with her husband, Andrew CATHEY, and their family,
              consisting of six sons and two daughters, and in 1854 settled in the beautiful valley that has been named
              after them. Her husband was called to his Heavenly house some years since. Mrs. CATHEY has been in failing
              health for several years and required personal attendance all the time,
              which was rendered her by loving relatives. Mother CATHEY was a good wife, mother and friend in everything,
              which goes to make a noble women. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Benj. WILLS and Mrs. J. THOMPSON, and five
              sons, N. L., Dan, William, A. McC., and James N., besides a large
              number of grand and great grandchildren. The funeral took place on Thursday and was largely attended.

              CATRON, James M.
              September 20, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)
              James M. CATRON, an old resident of Mariposa, died very suddenly at the County Hospital on the 17th instant. He got up in the morning, apparently as  well as usual but about a hour later Steward LIND found him dead in his room. Death, however, resulted from natural causes.
              Mariposa Gazette, March 2, 1928
              (submitted by C Feroben)

              Mrs. Margaret CAVAGNARO Bear Valley Pioneer Is Summoned By Death.

              Funeral Services were held at Bear Valley on Tuesday afternoon of this week for Mrs. Margaret CAVAGNARO who
              died at the home of her son, Louis CAVAGNARO, in Galt on February 26th. Reverend B. H. MOBLEY, pastor of
              the Mariposa M.E. Church officiated. Mrs. CAVAGNARO was a native of Italy, age 73 years. She came to
              California when a young lady twenty years of age and has been a resident of Mariposa County ever since. She
              was resident of Yosemite Valley for many years where her husband Angelo CAVAGNARO, conducted a general
              merchandise store. The funeral was largely attended by many friends who came to pay a farewell tribute to
              one they had known and loved for many years. Surviving are three sons: Frank of Bear Valley, Angelo of
              Mariposa and Louis of Galt. An Old Resident Gone.

Fresno Bee, Saturday, December 6, 1930
Raymond, Madera Co- Dec 6- Funeral services for James Loyd Chalfant, who died Monday morning in a madera hospital were held Thursday at the Brewer Cemetery, nine miles from Raymond.
Chalfant is survived by four sons, Marian Chalfant of Santa Clara, William Chalfant of Ahwahnee, Manuell Chalfant of Clovis, Gold and Noah of Westley and one daugher, Mrs. Ida Chronister of Fresno.

              CHAMPION, Wm.
              January 9, 1904 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

                     Wm. CHAMPION, an old and well-known resident of Mt. BULLION, died there last Tuesday. He had been in poor health for a long time, his sickness ending  in fatal hemorrhage of the lungs. He was a native of England, aged 69 years, and had been a resident of this county for the past thirty-five years, having come to this state from Michigan. He was a miner by occupation, and worked for a long time in the Hornitos mines and later at  Whitlock. He leaves a wife and daughter, Mrs. Richard HELM of Mt. Bullion. The funeral took place Wednesday at Hornitos, being  conducted by Hornitos Lodge, I.O.O.F., of which organization he was a member.

              Imogene Chapman
              Mariposa Gazette, April 24, 1915

              Whiterock Lady Dies in New Mexico We are called upon this week to record the sad death of Mrs. Imogene
              Chapman, wife of James J. Chapman, in Elida, New Mexico. The lady was a native of Missouri and age 38
              years. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman for many years resided near Whiterock, this county, and last August, Mrs.
              Chapman's health having failed, she was advised to seek a lighter climate and the loving husband sold his
              stock and ranch and they moved to New Mexico, but it seems they were too late, for the grim reaper had
              already cast his shadow on the unfortunate woman. She leaves four small children, the youngest f whom is
              only four months old, a loving husband, and an aged father and mother, and many friends to mourn her sad
              death. Her maiden name was miss Imogene SUBLETT and she was a sister to the late Mrs. H. L. Chapman. The
              husband will return to Whiterock with the children and make his future home. Death is sad at all times but
              the saddest when aged parents and young children are left. The surviving relatives have the heartfelt
              sympathy of all their acquaintances. Weep not loving husband, father and mother, let God's will be done.

           James CHAPMAN
              April 15, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              Death of James CHAPMAN

              Another old timer has passed to the unknown real, and added to the number who have just preceded, and are
              resting from the cares of a world of trouble. In this case, the exemplification of " In the midst of life,
              we are in death," was manifest in the death of James CHAPMAN, which occurred at his home about 15 miles
              south of Mariposa, on the morning of the 11 instant, without a struggle or notice to any one. The day
              previous he had engaged in riding after cattle, came home, ate a hearty supper, went to bed apparently as
              well as usual and slept without interruption until about four o'clock in the morning, when his wife was
              awakened by the sonorous breathing of her husband. She gave the alarm and aroused the other members of the
              family, besides Mr. Nat CATHEY and Mr. Thos. COWAN, who happened to be stopping there for the night. Mr.
              COWAN, who heard the loud breathing, called to Mrs. CHAPMAN to shake him, believing it was a touch of
              nightmare, or dreaming caused from fatigue, or from the position in which he might be lying. The striking
              of light, which occupied near a minute, revealed the fact that he had breathed his last without a struggle.
              Mr. CHAPMAN was an estimable citizen of the county, and his loss will be sorely felt, not only by his
              family, but in the community in which he lived for many years. He was a kind and affectionate husband and
              father, a good provider, an excellent neighbor, and hospitable to the weary and hungry. He was a devout
              Christian, and a member of the M.E. Church, South, of this place. He came came to this state at an early
              day, and has been a resident of this county most of the time. He was a native of Kentucky, aged 54 years,
              and leaves a wife and five children, four boys and one girl. The eldest a girl about 18, and a son of 15
              years, who will be of great assistance to their widowed mother in the present exigency. The deceased was
              brought to town on Thursday last and buried in the public cemetery. The Funeral. After the above was
              written, the funeral obsequies took place at the cemetery. The cortege arrived in town about 1.p.m.,
              accompanied by a large number of friends from the country around the home of the deceased. This was added
              to by the townspeople, which greatly increased the number of followers to the grave which had been prepared
              to receive the remains of the deceased. The services at the grave, were conducted by Mr. George COUNTS, our
              most worthy citizen and neighbor, who discoursed in the most solemn and impressive manner. The scene at the
              grave was one of the most affecting, we have ever experienced or witnessed. The daughter who had always
              been a close companion of her father, in the field at home, exhibited the greatest affliction. Her grief
              knew no bounds. At the conclusion of the services' the grave was filled up, and a farewell given to a good
              man, husband and father, James CHAPMAN.

Modesto Bee and News-Herald- Wed. January 31, 1934
John T Chapman, 64, a resident of the Hatch Road, south of Modest, for the past twenty-two years, died in a hospital here Tuesday morning. Chapman, a native of Mariposa County, was a farmer.
Besides his widow, Mrs. Nora L. Chapman, he leaves two children, Leslie and Pearl Reynolds of Modesto.  He was a brother of William W Chapman and  Nancy J Preston of Oakvale, Mariposa County.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in the Shannon Funeral Chapel with rev. L L Loofbourow officiating.. Internment will be in the Mariposa Cemetery.

              CHAPMAN- April 15, 1882 Mariposa Gazette     (submitted by W Disbro)

              At Chapman's Ranch, Mariposa County, April 11th, 1882, James CHAPMAN, native of Kentucky, aged 54, years.

              INFANT CHAPPEL
              Mariposa Gazette MAY 27, 1876
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              DIED. At the Boot Jack Ranch, Mariposa County, May 21st, infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. CHAPPEL, aged two

              September 27, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Indian Killed.- Just as we go to press we learn an Indian named Charley was killed a few days ago at Fresno
              Flats by a man named Michael BAKER. The Indian was shot three times, the last shot taking effect in his
              forehead, which instantly caused his death. We did not learn the cause of the shooting, but it is supposed
              to be whiskey. BAKER'S examination is now going on before a Justice of the Peace.

           CHASE, R.C.
              Oct. 2,1880 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              One day last week, over in the vicinity of Coulterville, a man by the name of R.C. CHASE committed suicide
              by blowing his brains out with a double barreled shot gun. We were kindly furnished the verdict of the jury
              summoned in the case by Mr. Jarvis STREETER. Verdict of the Jury. State of California County of Mariposa.

              Before Judge J.W. REED coroner, In the matter of the inquisition upon the body of R. C. CHASE, deceased. We
              the undersigned jurors summoned to appear before J. W. REED J.P. acting coroner of Mariposa county, at
              Coulterville on the 26th day of Sept. 1880, to inquire into the cause of the death of said R.C. CHASE,
              found lying in the field back of the house of Andrew GOSS in said town of Coulterville, having been duly
              sworn, according to law, and having made inquisition after inspecting the body, and hearing the testimony,
              upon our oaths each and all do say that we find the deceased was named R.C. CHASE, was a native of the
              United States, age about 40 years. That he came to his death on the 26th day of September, 1850, in this
              county, by means of a gun shot wound, and further find that we believe the said deceased R. C. CHASE fired
              the shot from a double barrel shot gun with suicide intent. All of which we duly certify by this
              inquisition in writing, by me signed this 26th day of September, 1880. Andrew PETERSON; Francisco BRUSKI;
              Frederick WENGER; John CASTAGNETTO; John B. CELLO; John R. CAMPBELL. Signed in the presence of Acting  Coroner James W. REED, and dated the 26th September 1880.

           Mrs. H. L. CHILDS (nee Abbie Crippen)

March 23, 1889 Mariposa Gazette

              (submitted by W Disbro)

              CHILDS.- In Tacoma, Washington, March 11th, 1889, Mrs. H.L. CHILDS, nee Abbie CRIPPEN, a native of
              Mariposa, Cal. aged 28 years. Mrs. CHILDS was born in Mariposa, and was the oldest daughter of the late
              Joshua CRIPPEN, so long Sheriff of this county. Abbie, as she was familiarly called by all who knew her,
              was a bright handsome girl- vivacious and warm hearted. She was young to be called from her husband, home
              and friends and many will mourn her loss. Her mother Mrs. J.K. BARNARD, of Yosemite, and her sisters, Mrs.
              De Witt JONES of Merced and Miss Katie CRIPPEN, have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

CHOISSER,  John Albright
Bear Valley Native John Choisser Dies
Modesto Bee and News-Herald. Tues , October 21, 1958
Mariposa, Mariposa Co- Funeral services will be held at 2 PM tomorrow in the Tiscornia & Ives Funeral Chapel for John Albright Choisser, 81, of Bear Valley, Mariposa County, who died Friday in the Fremont Hospital here. Internment will be in Evergreen Mausoleum.
He was a native of Bear Valley and is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ball of Pacific Beach, San Diego County, and Mrs. Daisey Condrey of Modesto, and a brother , Joseph Choisser of Monterey, Monterey County.  c feroben

              Aug 23,1876, Mariposa Gazette

              (submitted by William Disbro)

              Ah CHU,   Benton Mills Tunnel Disaster, Aug 1876

           CLARK, Mrs.
              October 16, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by William Disbro)

              Death in the Household.- The many friends and acquaintances of Mr. A. M. CLARK, Clerk of Fresno county,
              will share with him in the sorrow, brought about by the untimely decease of his beloved wife, who departed
              this life on the 9th instant. Typhoid fever, we understand, was the disease which produced death. She is
              the daughter of Benjamin GLIDDEN of this place. Within the past two years Mr. and Mrs. CLARK have buried
              two of their children who died of diphtheria, and now the mother has followed soon after, leaving behind
              four living children and the heart sorrowing father and husband, whose fate and responsibilities cannot be
              fully appreciated, except by those who have realized similar misfortune.

              A R CLARK
              Mariposa Gazette June 23, 1866
              (submitted by William Disbro)

              At the county hospital, June 20th, 1866, A.R. CLARK, aged 42 years; a native of North Carolina.

           CLARK, David
              May 24th, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Death of David CLARK.- On Sunday morning last our community was shocked> to learn of the sudden death of
              Mr. David CLARK, one of our oldest and most respected citizens. We have known Mr. CLARK for upwards of
              twenty-five years, and in all of our associations with him, have never known aught detrimental to his
              character as a upright citizen and a faithful husband and father. He was formerly associated with J. C.
              LEMON in the lumber business, but Mr. LEMON having passed away Mr. CLARK has since conducted business
              himself. We can not speak too highly of his integrity, nor of the respect we have always felt for himself
              and his family. A widow and four children are left to morn his loss, one of the sons (John) having gone
              East for his health, and failed to reach home to attend his fathers funeral. A large concourse of people
              assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to his remains, and a universal feeling of regret was
              expressed at the loss of an old friend. The family have our> sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

              CLARK- At Clark's Mill, Sunday, May 18th, 1879, David CLARK, a native of New Hampshire, aged 63 years.

           GALEN CLARK

              Mariposa Gazette, April 2, 1910
              (submitted by Tom Hilk)

              Mariposa County's Oldest Citizen Passes Away in Oakland. Galen Clark, the discoverer of the Mariposa grove
              of big trees, the first white man who ever trod the Yosemite Valley and for 24 years guardian of the famous
              park for the State of California, died at 6 o'clock, Thursday evening, March 24the, at 216 Eleventh street,
              Oakland, the home of his daughter, Dr. Elvira M. LEE. He had been ill for two weeks with a sever cold, and
              although he was 96 years of age he retained his mental alertness until he fell into his last nap late in
              the after noon the day he died. When his daughter went to his side at 6 o'clock he had breathed his last.
              Clark was the oldest voter in Mariposa County as well as the oldest white man. While CLARK is best known as
              a mountaineer and discoverer of the Mariposa grove of sequoias, he was a deep student of natural phenomena
              and made an exhaustive research into the geology of the Yosemite. He had prepared a pamphlet on the
              theories of the origin of the valley, which he was publishing in Los Angeles. His chief service as a
              student was in massing together the beautiful legends of the almost vanished Yosemite tribe of Indians
              under the title of "Indians of the Yosemite. Galen CLARK was born March 28, 1814, Dublin, N. H. He moved
              westward when a youth, and in Missouri was married to Miss Rebecca McCOY, who died at Springfield, Mass.,
              Leaving children of whom two are now living Dr. LEE of Oakland and Mrs. John T. REGAN of Springfield, Mass.
              When his wife passed away Clark came to California, seeking a fortune. He arrived in the state in 1853 and
              after a few months near the coast he was seized with hemorrhages of the lungs, and came to the Sierra
              Nevadas to recover his health. Since that time he has been a continuous resident to Mariposa county never
              leaving the mountains save for a few occasional months at a time. During the summer months the venerable
              mountaineer used to dwell in his own cabin in the valley. Near it he built his own tomb in which it is to
              be hoped his remains will forever rest in peace in the valley that he loved so well.

Stockton Daily Independent
Saturday, 17 May 1862     
DIED -- in Mariposa, Saturday, May 10th, Mr. Wm. Henry CLARK, aged 28 years.

              November 21, 1863 Mariposa Free Press

              (submitted by W Disbro)

              In Mariposa, Saturday, Nov. 14th, Dr. JAMES L. CLARKE, aged 44 years.

              CLARKE, John F.

              January 31, 1891 Mariposa Gazette

              (submitted by W Disbro)

              Another Pioneer Gone.

              Our people received a severe shock last Monday evening when the news was brought to town, that ex-Sheriff
              John F. CLARKE had been drowned Sunday evening, in the river above Merced Falls. As far as we have been
              able to learn, the circumstances of his death are about as follows: On Sunday evening a Mr. THOMPSON, who
              lives on the other side of the river, had been at CLARKE's place and started about nightfall to return
              home. Mr. CLARKE walked him to the landing where his boat was tied, and remarked that he would stand and
              watch him safe across. Twice during THOMPSON's passage across the stream, Mr. CLARKE hailed him to ask if
              he was all right. Just as Mr. THOMPSON was about to land the boat, he in someway lost his balance and fell
              into the water, but soon scrambled out and went on home, and knew no more of Mr. CLARKE until next morning
              searchers came to see if he knew anything of his whereabouts. It is supposed that Mr. CLARKE hearing fall
              into the water, plunged in to rescue him, and being in feeble health, was perhaps, seized with cramps and
              must have sunk immediately. He surely did not see THOMPSON regain the land, as no call for help was heard.
              His body was found on Tuesday in a hole about twenty-five feet deep. John F. CLARKE has been too long a
              citizen of Mariposa county, not to be known to every man and women here, while the list of his friends is
              very long, while the names of his enemies would be but few. For over fourteen years he was Sheriff of the
              county, and his character for honor and integrity, is without blemish. He was kind to the poor and
              unfortunate, and his act of plunging into the river to rescue his companion, was typical of his nature. His
              body was brought to Mariposa, Thursday and after funeral services by Rev. W. A. BOOHER, at the residence of
              M. NEWMAN, the Masons and Native Sons formed into procession and conveyed the remains to the Masonic
              cemetery, where he was laid to rest besides the mother he had so fondly loved. He leaves a loving sister to
              mourn his loss. The funeral was largely attended from every part of the county.

              CLARKE, Dr. J.L.
              November 21, 1863 Mariposa Free Press
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              SUDDEN DEATH. Dr. J.L. CLARKE, for several years a resident, and practicing physician in Mariposa, died
              very suddenly on Saturday morning last. On Friday night he retired to rest, apparently in good health,
              having eaten a hearty supper during the evening. Not appearing on the street at his usual hour, some one
              went to his room, and upon examination found him dead in his bed. It is supposed that he died in
              consequence of an apoplectic fit. He had been in bad health for some time past - the abuses of a naturally
              strong constitution having prematurely exhausted his vital system. Dr. CLARKE was a native of Virginia -
              was a surgeon in the Army during the Mexican war. He was attached to Pierce's Brigade, and on the march
              from Vera Cruz to Puebla, was wounded in a skirmish with guerillas. He was held in high estimation by the
              community as a physician and an estimable gentleman. His errors were of the class of social weaknesses too
              common in California life. To use a common expression, " he was his own worst enemy" - we never heard of
              his having any other in the community where he resided for many years.

              Coroner's Inquest.- The following is the verdict of the Jury on the death of James L. CLARKE, M.D. We, the
              undersigned, having been summoned by W.S. KAVANAUGH, Coroner, and by him duly sworn, to sit as a Jury of
              Inquest to investigate the cause of the death of James L. CLARKE, do find that the deceased was a native of
              Gloucester county, Virginia, aged about 45 years, resident of the county of Mariposa, State of California,
              and that he came to his death by apoplexy in the night succeeding the 13th of November, 1863, at the
              residence of F.W. MELLO, in the town of Mariposa, State and County aforesaid. Given under our hands, on
              this 14th day of November, A.D., 1863.

              Thos. EARLY,  J. LAMBERT, Thos. CONDON, Jr.,  H. B. PUTRAMENT, S.S. REYNOLDS, Thos. W. LONG.

              CLEAVES, Al
              November 14, 1863 Mariposa Free Press
              (submitted by W. Disbro)
              On Friday morning last, a man by the name of Al Cleaves jumped from the roof of Coulter's Hotel, in
              Coulterville, and killed himself. No particulars are given, but from the character of the man, it is
              probable that he was intoxicated at the time. He was the same man who had his feet frozen three or four
              years ago, and laid in the County Hospital for some time.

TUESDAY, 17 NOV 1863
Stockton Daily Independent 
SUICIDE – A man named Al CLEAVES last Friday morning jumped from the roof of COULTER's hotel, Coulterville, and killed himself in the fall. Cause, insanity from dissipation. So says the Mariposa 'Free Press.'- transcribed by Dee S

           CLIFFT, Albert
              Feb. 7, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Accident and Death.- On Tuesday last, the 3rd instant, at about o'clock in the afternoon, our citizens were
              shocked by the report that Albert CLIFFT, a boy about 12 years of age, son of Mr. James P. CLIFFT of this
              place, had been shot by his brother, who is two years older, and was about to die. It appears the two
              brothers had just returned home from school when Willie, the oldest, who had searched out the hiding place
              of his fathers pistol, and not supposing it was loaded took and presented it at his brother, at the same
              time saying " I've got you- hold up your hands, you robber," (imitating a play called "Sheriff and Robber"
              very much practiced among the school boys of this place,) at the same moment pulled the trigger, and away
              went the fatal messenger of death penetrating the brother's neck, cutting the main artery and passing
              through or nearly so. As soon as the older brother became conscious of what he had done, he ran up town in
              search of his father, who was soon found and informed of the calamity that had befallen his favorite son.
              Dr. KAVANAUGH was immediately called in, but all human skill was of no avail. The boy expired in about a
              hour from the time he received the fatal shot. This is a sad calamity to his father and grand parents Mr.
              and Mrs. A. H. YOUNG, who have bestowed a great amount of care upon their grand children of the CLIFFT
              family. Albert was, for the opportunity given, equally promising to any boy of his age, and was a favorite
              among his associates at school. This accident, although serious, is not without some avail for the good of
              other boys who are in the habit of indulging too freely with firearms. This unfortunate piece of
              carelessness, having called from among them one of their most promising playmate, should in the future be a
              warning to them that the play of "Sheriff and Robber" with pistols ought to be disposed with- likewise that
              of bow and arrow, which is a little less dangerous than the pocket pistols which the boys seek to play
              with. The funeral took place from the residence of the father on Thursday last at 10 A.M., and poor
              unfortunate Albert, who was in full life so full of promise, vigor and health, and whose days have been so
              prematurely shortened by an unnecessary evil commonly prevailing among the boys of California, is now
              quietly reposing in the graveyard near to town, where the chirping of his school companions can never more
              cause him to smile or his continence to beam with radiant sunshine as it did up to the last hour of his
              life on earth. His seat in the school room is now empty; his place made vacant by the hand of death; at
              roll call of his teacher no more response from Albert CLIFFT "I am here"- he will, except to memory dear,
              for all time to come, be noted absent. Boys, take warning by this, and do not play with old pistols, or
              anything wherein there is danger of taking life or doing bodily injury.

              A. W. CLOUGH
              JANUARY 15, 1876 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              In Hornitos, Mariposa County, January 11, 1876, son of A.W. CLOUGH, aged about six months.

           COCHRAN, Ruggles S.
              December 12, 1891 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Death's Harvest. Ruggles S. COCHRAN.

              The news which reached town, last Friday night, telling of the death of R. S. COCHRAN, was a shock to all
              of us. It had been just a week since he was on our streets, and although complaining of a cold, no one
              suspected him seriously ill. He went out to his home on Sherlocks, and on Tuesday sent into town for his
              wife, who had been stopping with Mrs. FITZHUGH, to come home, as he was sick. Late Friday afternoon, Mrs.
              COCHRAN drove hurriedly into town, for medicine and to take her daughter home from school. They drove as
              fast as their horse could go, but within five minutes after they reached home, Mr. COCHRAN coughed, and in
             so doing ruptured a blood vessel and died immediately. He had first taken la grippe, which turned into
              pneumonia and thus terminated a useful life. Mr. COCHRAN was an early settler in Mariposa, coming here in
              the fifties, and his whole life since then, has been passed in the immediate neighborhood of Mariposa. He
              had long been a member of the I.O.O.F. and Rebecca Lodges, and was a faithful, conscientious brother, doing
              all he could for the upbuilding of the orders, and trying in every way to do his duty to all. He was a good
              citizen, and will be missed in the community, as well as in his family. He leaves a devoted wife, and three
              children, besides two sisters, Mrs. Charles PEREGOY, of Mariposa, and Mrs. L. J. STREETER, of Fresno, to
              mourn his loss. He was buried, Sunday, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, and his funeral was very

              CODY, Mary F.
              November 17, 1871 Mariposa Free Press
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Coulterville.- Our town is again draped in mourning. One of our most worthy members of society has gone
              from our gaze. Mrs. Mary F. CODY, wife of Nelson CODY, of Snelling, died on the 8th inst. She was quite
              young- only a little over eighteen years of age, and her untimely death casts a gloom over our whole
              community. She was, as I may say, raised in this place, having came here when quite a child, and was well
              known and beloved by all. Her funeral took place on the 10th inst., and was largely attended by all classes
              of citizens from this town and the surrounding country. The procession was as large, and perhaps the
              largest, that was ever witnessed in Coulterville. At the school house the whole school, under the
              supervision of our new and accomplished teacher, Mr. WARFIELD, turned out in good order, joined the
              procession and followed the remains to the grave. Many of them had been her school mates. I do not remember
              of ever witnessing a more affecting scene. The services were read by Judge PORTER, in a most solemn and
              imposing manner, at the conclusion of which there was hardly an eye but was dimmed by tears. Mr. CODY, the
              bereaved husband, was so much overcome with grief that he had to be supported by his friends. Her little
              brothers and sisters, together with many of the school children, wept bitterly at the closing of her  grave.



  Mariposa Chronicle, Feb. 10, 1854- transcribed by Steve Miller


  Portions of the skeleton of a young man named Robert Coleman, who left French Camp about six
  weeks since, on a hunting expedition, was discovered on Tuesday last, by Indians in the lair of some
  grizzlies. Information of the circumstance was given to Mr. J. L. Hunt, of Fresno, who immediately
  repaired to the spot, and had the remains decently intered. The gun of the unfortunate man was found
  near by gnawed and broken. Mr. Coleman came from Alabama to this country, about two years ago,
  and was a person generally liked and esteemed by all who knew him. His untimely demise was
  evidently the result of an unexpected encounter with one or more grizzlies.


              Death of Edward Collins, Sr.
              Mariposa Gazette, August 12, 1905
              (submitted by T Hilk)

              At his home near Hornitos last Wednesday night at half past ten, death ended the sufferings of Edward
              Collins, Sr. Mr. Collins had for a long time been afflicted with asthma, which disease was the immediate
              cause of death. Edward Collins, Sr., was a native of England and about 73 years of age. He was one of the
              early pioneers of this county where he has continuously resided, following the occupations of mining and
              farming. His many noble qualities of heart and mind made him a host of friends, and he had no enemies. To
              mourn the irreparable loss of a kind, generous and affectionate husband and father deceased leaves an aged
              widow, Mrs. Mary Ann Collins, and four daughters, Mrs. J. F. THORN and Mrs. Charles PETTIS of Mariposa,
              Mrs. Fred JACKSON of Amador County and Mrs. Joseph BARCROFT of Madera; two sons, Edward Collins, Jr.
               of Mt.   Bullion and Supervisor J. W. COLLINS of Hornitos. The funeral was held at Hornitos Friday and was largely
              attended by sympathetic friends and sorrowing relatives. The last sad rites were conducted under the
              auspices of the Hornitos lodge of Odd Fellows, of which order the deceased was an honored member, and the
              interment was in the Odd Fellows' cemetery of that town. Mr. Collins went to his grave with the respect and
              love of all who knew him. And the Gazette-Mariposan joins in sympathy for his bereaved relatives.

           COLLINS, Leslie Edward
              FRESNO BEE - Evening Edition, May 10, 1937
              (submitted by Harriet Sturk)


                   Merced (Merced County), May 10, --Leslie Edward COLLINS, 41, chief engineer at the Yosemite Sugar Pine
              Lumber Company mill at Merced Falls, was burned to death in a fire which destroyed his home at Merced Fall,
              was burned to death in a fire which destroyed his home at Merced Falls early Sunday morning.  The fire was
              discovered by Clyde MEYERS shortly after 2 A. M.

                   COLLINS' body was found in the ruins after the flames were subdued. He was lying near a bed in which
              he apparently had been sleeping when the blaze started.

                   Deputy Coroner J. Vernon IVERS and Deputy Sheriff M. M. MORSE Say their investigation indicated
              COLLINS' death was due to an accident.  An autopsy performed here yesterday disclosed that COLLINS'
              received fifth degree burns.

                   Mrs. COLLINS and two sons, Leslie and Johnny, were visiting in Fresno over the week-end.  IVERS says
              COLLINS was in the house alone and probably had gone to sleep, from which he was not aroused until escape
              from the blaze was impossible.

                   Besides his widow and sons, he leaves his father John W. COLLINS, former Mariposa County supervisor
              for twenty-five years; a stepmother, Mrs. Rose (Rosene Quail) COLLINS, and two sisters, Mrs. Shirley
              JACKSON, San Bernardino, and Mrs. Marquerita MORSE, of Merced.

                   He was born in Hornitos and served in the Coast Naval Reserve during the World War.

                   Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Ivers & Alcorn Parlors, with Rev.
              W. A. Cash officiating, and burial will follow in the IOOF cemetery in Hornitos.

              Mary A. COLLINS,
              Mariposa Gazette, Saturday, May 22, 1920
              (submitted by T Hilk)

              Mariposa Pioneer Lady Claimed by Death  One of the early residents who came to Mariposa county during the
              gold rush, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jos. Barcroft, in Madera Friday night of last week. Her
              death was due to the infirmities of old age, she having reached the age of 85 years. To mourn her death she
              leaves six children, Edward Collins, Mrs. F. E. Jackson and Chas. Pettis of Nevada, Mrs. J. F.THORN of
              Mariposa, John W. COLLINS of Hornitos and Mrs. Joseph BARCROFT of Madera. The remains were taken to
              Hornitos and interned in the family plot last Tuesday.

              Mrs. COLLINS was born in Cornwall, England, but left there 6o years ago, coming to Mariposa where she
              joined her husband, who had come to the gold fields of Mariposa county a few years earlier. The family
              resided in Mariposa for a time and later moved to Quartzburg where Mrs. COLLINS remained until her
              husband's death about fourteen years ago. Since that she has lived at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph
              BARCROFT of Madera.Thus ends a long and useful life of one who braved the pioneer days with all its
              hardships. Her many acts of kindness and charity still will live on in the hearts of those she befriended.

             COLLINS, Mary Ann
Merced Express, May 22, 1920


Mary Ann Collins, one of the early pioneer residents who came to this State during the gold rush days, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jos. Barcroft, on North D. Street last night at 9 o’clock. Death was due to infirmities incident to old age and the end of a long and useful life came peacefully.

To mourn her passing, Mrs. Collins leaves six children, Edward Collins and Mrs. F. E. Jackson of Nevada, Mrs. J. F. Thorn, J. W. Collins and Mrs. Chas. Pettis of Mariposa county, and Mrs. Jos. Barcroft of Madera.

The remains will be taken to Hornitos, where they will be interred Tuesday, May 18th.

Mary A. Collins was born in Cornwall, England, and at the time of her death she was a month and a few days over 85 years of age. She sailed form Cornwall about 60 years ago, coming to California by the Isthmus route, and subsequently joined her husband at Mariposa. He had come to the land of gold a few years before. The family resided in Mariposa until the early seventies, when a homestead was entered in the Quartzburgh neighborhood, and the deceased lived there up to the time of her husband’s death which was about fourteen years ago. Since that time she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Jos. Barcroft of Madera.

The deceased was typical of the pioneer stock and the rugged strength she possessed, resulting from the strenuous work required of those who pioneered our frontiers, no doubt contributed largely to her long and useful life. –Madera Tribune, May 15th


              MARIPOSA GAZETTE, June 10, 1922
              COLLINS, Mary Ann
              (submitted by Harriet Sturk)

              COLLINS - In Oakland, Tuesday, June 6, 1922, Mrs. Mary Ann Collins,
              a native of California, age 48 years, 1 month and 22 days.
              (Mary Ann was the daughter of Geo and Rosina Reeb and wife of
              John W. Collins all of Hornitos.)
              COLLINS, Mrs. Mary A.

              MARIPOSA GAZETTE, June 10, 1922

              Mrs. Mary A. Collins Called By Death

              The entire community was saddened Tuesday morning upon receiving word that Mrs. Mary A. Collins, wife of
              Supervisor John W. Collins, had passed away the previous night at an Oakland hospital where she had gone a
              few days previous thinking the change would benefit her health which had been very poorly for a long
              period.  Last week her husband and family were summoned to her bedside there on account of her serious
              condition but later she seemed greatly improved and Mr. Collins returned to Mariposa to attend the meeting
              of the Board of Supervisors.

              On Tuesday morning he had planned to return to Oakland to be with his wife but received word at Merced that
              she had passed away that morning.

              Mrs. Collins was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Reeb, pioneers of Hornitos, Mariposa County.  She was
              born at Hornitos, April 14, 1873, and was at the time of her death; age 48 years, 1 month and 22 days.  She
              was wedded to John W. Collins on June 6, 1893 and passed away on the morning of her wedding anniversary.

              All of her lifetime was spent in and near her native town and she was on of the best known and most
              generally like persons in the entire County.

              In spite of her long standing illness Mrs. Collins always retained her cheerful, sunny disposition and
              always had a kind word for everyone.  Her acts of Kindness and true charity will long be remembered by the
              many recipients.  She was a member of Las Mariposas Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and took an active
              interest in all affairs leading toward the up-life of the community where she resided.

              Beside her husband she is survived by three daughters., Mrs. R. Jackson of San Bernardino; Mrs. Henry Anet
              and Miss Marguerite Collins of Merced; one son Leslie E. Collins of Richmond, Calif.; and four sisters,
              Mrs. W. J. Morrison of Santa Ana; Mrs. J. B. Morrison of Yosemite; Mrs. B. E. Thurber of Oakland; and Mrs.
              J. H. Stanley of San Miguel.

Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
Monday, 20 Jan 1873
DIED -- in Bear Valley, Jan. 11th, James L. CONDREY, aged 33 years.
transcribed by Dee S

              OCTOBER 21, 1865 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              At Sweetwater, Saturday, October 14, 1865, JOHN, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin CONDROY.

              CONDRY, Benj.
              Feb. 21, 1880 Mariposa Gazette
              (Submitted by W. Disbro)

              On Sunday last we attended the funeral ceremonies had of Benj. CONDRY at Bear Valley. It was perhaps like
              thousands of others, a sorrowful spectacle to behold. The CONDRY family have been long and favorably known
              in that locality. During his protracted illness of about three years, Mr. CONDRY had become fully conscious
              that his lease on life on this earth was rapidly drawing to a close. His fear of death was but little
              compared with the thought of leaving his wife and little ones dependent upon cold charity, such as
              perchance the people might possibly bestow. He found comfort in the thought of his oldest boy of fourteen
              years who would measurably fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of a father. But alas! this last
              fervent hope was blasted- when death came stealthily into the once happy home-circle, and while the father
              was battling off the last throes of the invading monster, it clutched from their grasp this hopeful son who
              was expected for a time to be the guardian and chief support of the unfortunate family. Within a week death
              has found two victims in this family. The son was buried on Tuesday and the father on the Sunday following.
              "How mournful the spectacle." There in the quiet cemetery is to-day to be seen side by side, six mounds of
              earth, where the slumbering in death the father and five children of the CONDRY family. There yet remains
              as living monuments the loving wife, the mother of four more hopefuls of the same flesh and blood, who are
              left behind to do battle against the ills of life. Rev. Sawrie of Mariposa assisted in the ceremonies,
              which took place at the Odd Fellows' Hall, wherein was discoursed a very feeling sermon. At the conclusion
              a procession was formed under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, which followed the remains to their last
              resting place. The deep interest taken in the unfortunate family occasioned a large attendance to the
              funeral. The bereaved widow and her remaining children have the deepest sympathy of the community in their
              lamentable affliction.


Oakland Tribune, Thursday, October 28, 1926
Stockton- Oct 28  Albert Converse, 27, ended his life with a rifle bullet late yesterday after noon on a lonely road near Groveland, Tuolumne county.   Officers believe that he was on his way to kill his recently divorced wife, changed his mind and sent a bullet into his brain.  He brooded over the divorce and also annoyed his former wife, who yesterday swore to a complaint charging him with disturbing her peace.  He heard of it and then borrowed a rifle and started toward her home.  He will be buried tomorrow afternoon near Coulterville, where his father, Frank Converse, lives.-

Modesto Bee and News-Herald, Sat. May 22, 1954
George Leonard Converse, 89, native of Coulterville, Mariposa County, died in a Modest hospital yesterday following a long illness. 
Converse had lived in Modesto 35 years.
He was the husband of Mary Converse of Modesto; father of Ethel Hughes of Modesto; grandfather of Ella Giannini of San Anselmo, Marin County; Norman Hart of the navy and Ardith Western of Modesto; brother of Ida Johnsen of Berkeley, Carrie Hanna of Oakland and Lizzie Greeley and John Converse, both of  Coulterville.  He also leaves three great grandchildren.
Converse was a member of the Bethel Church.
Services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday in the Franklin & Downs Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald G Weston will officiate. Committal will be in the family plot, Modesto Cemetery.  c feroben

The Modesto Bee, Dec 5, 1935
Funeral services for Jacob H Converse, 77, a resident of Adams Avenue for thirty years, were held in the Shannon Chapel tuesday afternoon with the Wildey Lodge No. 149, I.O.O.F., in charge.  Interment was in the in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Converse, a farmer, was a native of Coulterville. He was a member of the Coulterville Lodge, I.O.O.F. and Mystery Rebekah Lodge, of Coulterville.
Besides a widow, Mrs. Amella E. Converse of Modesto, he leaves three brothers and four sisters, George L. Converse of Modesto, Frank and John Converse and Mrs. Lizzie Greeley of Coulterville, Mrs. Ida Johnson of Oakland, Mrs. Carrie Sullivan of Oakland, and Mrs. Alice Goss of Santa Rosa.

           Bernard CONWAY
              November 18, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Killed. On yesterday evening, Friday the 17th inst., Mr. Bernard CONWAY on his return home from town was
              thrown from his wagon and killed. He was a farmer on the Chowchilla, and was engaged in hauling hay to
              town, and at the point where the accident occurred, which was on the down grade near Stockton Creek, where
              a dug out occurs in the road for the purpose of turning the water, and it is supposed the wheels must have
              dropped suddenly into the rut and thrown the old gentleman off from the wagon, falling on his breast across
              a rock. Soon after the occurrence he was found by Mr. Milton M. AGAIN, and with the assistance of a
              chinaman taken to Mr. AGAIN's residence which was near by. Mr. and Mrs. CONWAY are old time residents of
              this section and have raised to man and womanhood several children. Old Barny CONWAY as he was usually
              called, was an industrious man, a good citizen, an excellent neighbor, and will be missed from the home of
              a bereaved wife and children. An inquest was held today by Justice TEMPLE. The deceased was 66 years of
              age, a native of Ireland.

              CONWAY- In Mariposa, November 17, 1882, Bernard CONWAY, a native of Ireland, aged 66 years.

DCT  transcribed by Steve Miller  <>

        Mariposa Co Death Index  Vol 1  page  114

        John Conway   dod  March 11, 1917
        sex:  male      race:  white    marital status:  widowed
        dob:  May 3, 1831       age:  85yr  10mo  8day
        occupation:  civil engineer     bp:  Penn
        father:  George Conway  bp:  Penn
        mother:  Mary Bowers            bp:  Penn
        length of time in res  47 yr,  in CA  64 yr
        informant:  Mary Conway,  Merced, CA
        cause:  old age
        John Allen  MD,  Raymond,  March 12, 1917
        Bu/Removal:  March 13, 1917
        undertaker:  J P McElligott, Mariposa, CA
        filed March 14, 1917  J W Pratt,  clerk


           CONWAY, Sussanah B
              September 8, 1888 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

                  Death of Mrs. Sussanah B. CONWAY.- The death of Mrs. CONWAY, wife of Mr. John CONWAY, of Cold Spring,
              Mariposa County, in San Francisco on the 31st ult. ( Friday 31st, 1888), was quite unexpected, as she had
              already passed the severe ordeal of having to undergo a surgical operation and was convalescing rapidly
              when the pneumonia set in and carried her away. She died at the Russ House. Mr. CONWAY and two sons, George
              and Major, were present. The body was embalmed and a fine casket procured which contained the remains of
              one so dear in life to a bereaved husband and step sons, who loved her quite as well as an own mother. Sam,
              the other son and brother, had gone north into some other county, and his address was unknown. The body
              arrived here in a hearse from Merced on Saturday evening, and the funeral took place on Sunday at 10 o'clock
              A.M. The large concourse in processation attending the funeral indicated the popularity and heartfelt
              sympathy of the friends and acquaintances of the family who feel the loss of this excellent lady, whose many
              kindnesses as a hostess is remembered by many. The deceased was 52 years of age. The family have the
              heartfelt sympathies  of a large community. Rev. A. L. PAUL administered the funeral rites at the grave.


Obituary Mariposa Gazette,  Thursday  August 2, 1990

        SAM CONWAY

        Funeral service were held on
        Tuesday at the Mariposa Funeral
        Home in Mariposa for Sam
        Conway, 81, who died last week in
        a Mariposa hospital.

        Clifford Smith of the Masonic
        Lodge No. 24 conducted the

        Born Dec. 15, 1908 in Mariposa,
        the retired steel worker lived all his
        life in the community.  He was
        member of Masonic Lodge No. 24
        of Mariposa.

        Survivors include his wife, Ruth
        Conway of Mariposa; two son,
        Melvin Conway of Madera and
        John D. Conway of Mariposa; and
        seven grandchildren.  Burial was in
        the Mariposa Cemetery, Masonic  Section.

Sam Conway
transcribed by Steve Miller

Mariposa Co  town of Mariposa
Death Index  Vol C  page 180

        Uncle Sam Conway        dod  Nov 21, 1920
        sex:   male     race:  white    marital status:  married
        bd  April 20, 1864      bp:  CA         age: 56yr  6mo  1day
        father:         John Conway             bp:  Tenn
        mother:         Caroline  Majors                bp:  England
        length of time at residence:  20 yrs  1 day,   in  CA:  56yrs  6mos
        informant:  George Conway
        cause:  Acute  xxxxxpneumonia of left lung      length of time:  7days
        G. S Scott,  MD    21-11-1920
        BU/Removal:  Mariposa,  Nov. 22,1920
        undertaker:  J P McElligott,  Mariposa, CA
        filed Nov 22, 1920   J W Pratt  clerk

COOK, Altha
Fresno Bee, August 31, 1931
Madera (Madera Co.) Aug 31- Funeral services for Miss ALtha Cook, 17 -year-old daugher fo Mr. and Mrs. W A Cook of Knowles, who died at Eldridge Saturday, will be held to-morrow at 2 PM at the Brewer Cemetery at Raymond, with A J Wood of Northfork officating.
Miss Cook was born at Hilmar.  Besides her parents, she is survived by five sisters, Mrs. V. D. Brewer of Fairmead, Mrs. J. F. Westfall of Minarets, and the Misses Edmere, Cora and Mabel Cook of Knowles; and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Cook of Bieber and Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Cook of Dunnigan.
The Jay Funeral Parlors have charge of the funeral arrangements.

              November 24, 1877 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              In San Francisco, October 24th, 1877, Charles Francis, son of J.J. and Fannie COOK; a native of Mariposa, Cal.; aged 6 years and 10   months.

              Write it down, Angel, in the book, Amoung the lambs of my fair flock; One more dear name shall be engraved-
              "By Jesus saved."

              It is OUR lamb whoes name is there, So precious to our hearts, so fair, On which the precious sentenced
              gleamed, " By Jesus redeemed."

              And as he joined the glittering throng, We almost heard the shout and song Of countless darlings gone
              before, Unto the shinning shore. C.C.C.

           COOK, Frannie
              November 8, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Death of Frannie B. COOK.

              Mrs. Frannie B. COOK, wife of J. J. COOK, died in San Francisco, on the 3d instant, after a lingering
              illness. Mrs. COOK was a native of New York, and came to California in early days, and for many years was a
              resident of this county. She was noted for her kindness, and sweetness of disposition, as well as for her
              superior intellectual powers. She was a writer of considerable ability, many beautiful poetic gems; in
              other days bear her name. Of late years the COOK family have resided in San Francisco, where she was much
              beloved. Two daughters, Mrs. C. M. WRIGHT and Mrs. F. C. BAXTER, and two sons, Jay B. and Horace, with the
              husband, besides many relatives are left to mourn the loss of this estimable women, while many friends will
              miss her.

              James Cook

              June 2, 1877 of the Mariposa Gazette

              (Submitted by W Disbro)

              Killed. - On Monday last at Hite's Cove Mine, a sad accident occured by means of a boulder, weighing about
              two tons, sliding out of its natural bed, a distance of about two feet, and crushing a miner by the name of
              James COOK, who unfortunately was at work close by preparing to timber up the rock that caused his death.
              The other laborers who were present soon extricated the unfortunate man from the perilous situation and
              found him so badly crushed about the hips and legs, that death was inevitable. They removed him from the
              mine to his cabin, where for about four hours he suffered the most intense agony, when death came to his
              relief. The deceased was a native of England, and aged twenty-three years. He leaves behind at his native
              home to mourn his untimely loss, a mother, an invalid brother and four little sisters, who, as we
              understand from the deceased's friends and associates here, are and have been mainly dependent on this son
              and brother for support, which from the hard earnings by him carefully nurtured up, he has from time to
              time sent to his beloved mother, brother and sisters. His associates and friends here speak of him in the
              most praiseworthy terms, as being moral and industrious, and enjoyed the friendship of all that knew him.
              Mr. COOK was a worthy member of four different orders - the Knights of Pythias, Red Men, United Foresters
              and Philanthropists. His remains were bought to this place, and interred in the public burying ground, on
              Wednesday last. There was quite a respectable attendance to witness the last rites to be conferred upon one
              who had but little thought on Monday morning last, ere the setting of the sun upon the third day from that
              time, he would be unconscious of his last resting place in the Mariposa Cemetery, several thousand miles
              distant from the dear beloved ones at home. If words of condolance and tears of sympathy would afford any
              relief to the bereaved ones at home, we can assure them they have them here among his many friends and
              acquaintances. The funeral ceremonies were performed by Rev, J.M. ALSANSON, of this place

                COOK, J. B.
Merced Express, December 31, 1910

J. B. Cook Takes His Own Life
In Yosemite Valley

The suicide of J. B. Cook in Yosemite Valley late in the afternoon on Christmas day, has cast a gloom over this community which is still keenly felt.

Although Mr. Cook had been a sufferer with stomach trouble for years and was often depressed and inclined to be despondent, not even his closest friends ever thought of suicide in connection with his case.

His family relations were seemingly ideal and it is said that his finances were thrifty–his estate being estimated at about $50,000–so that only physical suffering and mental aberration can plead the cause of so desperate a deed. It is however surmised that Mr. Cook had contemplated his own destruction for sometime and had laid his plans accordingly.

An exceptionally joyous occasion had been the Christmas event in the Cook apartments of the Sentinel Hotel of Which Mr. Cook had been proprietor for many years Mrs. Cook and her daughter, Miss Marjorie, had as house guests Fred Ostrander, Jr., and his sister, Miss Gladys, of Berkeley, and Miss Rose Farrell of San Francisco and Mr. Cook had made merry with them throughout the day.

Late in the afternoon he engaged in a game of ball with some friends in front of the hotel, taking a doze of the physical exercise recommended by his physician, and retired to his private office seemingly in good cheer. Almost immediately a pistol shot rang out and those who rushed to the scene were petrified to find their late companion sitting in his chair with his head thrown black, his eyes open and a bullet hole through his heart and the pistol on the floor near by. Life was entirely extinct.

On the desk near by was a note addressed to his wife asking her forgiveness, and telling her to have his friend Edward Jennings of San Francisco, take charge of the funeral arrangements. In this note Mr. Cook said, "I am going to meet Mother and my God."

In response to telegrams, Undertaker Nordgren, Nelson Salter, who was here to spend Christmas with his mother, Elmer Oulaff, Mr. Cook's confidential clerk who was also a Merced visitor, and Judge J. J. Griffin went to the Valley and brought the remains to this city by the motor. Mrs Cook and her daughter with Nelson Salter reached here later, in time to accompany the remains to San Francisco on the 11:18 train.

The funeral was held from Golden Gate Commandery hall, on Sutter street, under the auspices of Oriental Lodge No. 144, F. & A. M. , the incineration being at Odd Fellows cemetery last Wednesday.

J. B. Cook was about 42 years old and a native of Mariposa. He was the only son of the late J. J. Cook, formerly of Merced, and a nephew of the well known Washburn brothers of Wawona. He has been associated with Yosemite Valley all his life and which was destroyed by fire several years ago, before he became proprietor of the Sentinel, and will be kindly remembered by people all over the world who have enjoyed his hospitality as well as by those to whom he endeared himself by closer ties.
transcribed by Tom Hilk

              Mrs. COOK,

              Mariposa Gazette, January 13, 1877

              (submitted by William Disbro)

              At Granite Springs, in this county, January 2, 1877, Mrs. COOK, wife of Peter COOK.

COOK,  William A
Fresno Bee Republican, November 2, 1952
MADERA, Maders Co- Funeral services for William A Cook, 77, a resident of Madera for 35 years, will be hled in the R C Jay Chapel today at 2 PM. Burial will be in the Brewer Cemetery in Mariposa County.
Cook is survived by one son, Adrian Cook of Fresno; five daughters, Mrs. Millie Brewer of Pleasant Grove, Mrs Melba Westfall of Fresno; Mrs. Edmere Richards of Oakland, Mrs. Cora Williams of Placerville and Mrs. Mabel Malry of El Cerrito; a brother, Adrian H Cook of Esparto; two sisers, Mrs. Sally Hoover of Placerville and Mrs. Corma Rogers of Fall River Mills; 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Fresno Bee  Republican- Thrusday, October 30, 1952
Madera, Madera Co- William A Cook, 77, a native of Soquel, Santa Cruz County, and a resident of Madera 35 years, died in a local hospital after a long ilness.
He is survived by one son, Adrian Cook of Fresno; five daughers, Mrs. Millie Brewer of Pleasant Grove, Mrs. Melba Westfall of Fresno, Mrs. Ednere Richards of Oakland, Mrs. Cora Williams of Placerville, and Mrs Mabel Mabry of El Cerrito; a brother, Adrian H Cook of Esparto, and two sisters, Mrs. Sally Hoover of Placerville and Mrs. Carma Rogers of Fall River Mills.
Funeral servies will be held Sunday at 2 PM in the R C Jay Chapel Burial will be in the Brewer Cemetery in Mariposa County.

           James COOP
              July 22, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
              (Submitted by W. Disbro)

              Death of James COOP.

              Another family has come to grief by the loss of a father and protector, who after a long and painful
              illness died on Thursday morning last at 8 1/2 o'clock at the residence of his bother Horatio COOP, on Snow
              Creek in this county. The terrible affliction was consumption. For a year past, his case has been hopeless,
              yet notwithstanding, his tenacity of life was most remarkable. It is but a year or two since he lost his
              wife, who left him the charge of several children. His protracted illness has been a trying ordeal upon the
              almost helpless family, who have, with the assistance of relatives and friends, been unremitting in their
              attention and care of the afflicted parent up to the closing scene-- when life ebbed away. We understand
              that the children are to be taken back to the East, where the relatives of their mother live and where they
              have a heritage to lean upon also that the deceased holds a life insurance policy of some amount, which
              will benefit the children. The deceased resided early about Coulterville, where he has many acquaintances
              who with others will regret to learn of the death of one who in earlier years was so full of promise and
              robust health. Whilst it may appear hard to the bereaved children and relatives to part with a father and
              brother they must console themselves with the thought that death alone is the great agent to relieve the
              human body from sore affliction and pain.

              COOP- At Snow Creek, Mariposa County, July 22d, 1882, of consumption, James COOP, native of Tennessee, aged
              52 years.

              Alta California, April 10, 1854:
              (submitted by Joshua Reader)

              Murder of Alex H. CORBITT.--Last Tuesday a man named Joe or Jake COOPER called at the public house of Mr.
              Alex H. CORBITT in Mariposa county, on the Stockton and Mariposa road. They had some misunderstanding last
              fall about some hay. Cooper now commenced using angry words, which CORBITT at first returned, but
              afterwards attempted to avoid COOPER and leave the barroom. Just as he was leaving, COOPER shot him, and he
              fell dead through a door into the adjoining room. CORBITT is from St. Catherine, Canada. He leaves a wife
              and two small children--also two aged parents to bewail his loss. COOPER left immediately.  --Sonora

           Miss CORCORAN
              July 28, 1883 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Another Fatal Accident Resulting From Fooling With Firearms.- A sad affair took place, a few days ago, at
              Deer Flat, Tuolumne county, two miles from Oak Flat. A daughter of Mr. John CORCORAN, who had been stopping
              at Merced returned home last week. When she left Merced, some one gave her a pistol to deliver to some
              person living near her home, telling her that it was not loaded. The girl took it up thoughtlessly snapped
              it at her little sister, four years old. Unfortunately it was loaded and went off, the bullet striking the
              little girl in the center of the forehead, killing her instantly. The person who had a loaded pistol put
              into a trunk, and the girl whose thoughtlessness killed her sister, will, we hope, live long enough to
             repent their folly. As for hoping that any amount of fatal results will cure people of fooling with loaded
              firearms, we have long given that up as asking to much of poor human nature.

              May 12, 1883 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              In Dayton, Ohio, April 22d, 1883, Mrs. Ann CORCORAN, mother of Judge CORCORAN of Mariposa, in her 67th year.

              Mariposa Gazette June 12, 1875

              (submitted by William Disbro)

              At Greens Gulch, June 7th, 1875, Jose CORDOVA, aged about fifty years.

           Anglo CORIDINO
              February 4, 1893 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

                On Thursday afternoon of last week, an awful accident occurred at French Gulch, a mining camp, about one
              and a half miles from Grub Gulch. A mill is in the course of construction on the Swanstrom mine, and two
              men, Patrick GRACE and Anglo CORIDINO, were engaged in sinking a pit for
              the battery blocks to rest on. A blast of powder which had just been exploded, had possibly loosened the
              wall of the pit, without any warning the wall some twelve feet high caved in on the unfortunate men burying
              them under tons of slate and dirt. Their companions who were outside of the pit, hastened to their rescue
              and worked with all possible speed, but were not successful in saving both men. GRACE was in a corner where
              a ladder was standing and this saved his life, although he was badly crushed and bruised. Mr. CORIDINO was
              alive until about fifteen minutes before the men reached him as he answered them, and told them to "hurry on
              that he was all right." But when the rock and dirt was finally removed it was found that he was dead. The
              unfortunate man was a member in good standing of the Mariposa Lodge, I.O.O.F. and F. H. WOODARD brought the
              body here on Friday, to receive burial by the hands of that order. He had no known relatives in this
              county, but the Odd Fellows
              fulfilled their duty nobly, and gave him a Christian burial. He was spoken of as a quiet industrious man,
              and had sincere friends among the people where he worked. The other man Mr. GRACE was taken to his home in
              Madera, and his physician entertains hopes of his recovery.

DEATH -- at Coulterville, Sept. 23d, George W. CORNELL, aged 39 years
Tuesday, Octo 6, 1868, Stockton Daily Independent. transcribed by Dee S.

              September 12, 1874 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              Near Mariposa September 9th, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram CORNETT, aged five months.

              May 17, 1879 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              At Indian Gulch, May 10th, Hugh COSGROVE, aged 64 years.

              Mariposa Gazette August 12, 1876,
              (submitted by William Disbro)
              In Stockton, August 3d, 1876, Melville COTTLE, aged 37.

             COULTER INFANT

Thursday, 21 Feb 1861
Stockton Daily Argus
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
DISTRESSING -- The Mariposa 'Gazette' says: A little child, 13 months 
old, belonging to Mr. COULTER, who resides within a few miles of
Mariposa, was accidentally drowned on Friday last by falling into a
tub of water. The mother was absent but a few minutes, and upon
returning to the room she discovered its lifeless form floating in the tub.
transcribed by Dee S

 COULTER, Mrs. Margaret

              February 7, 1891 Mariposa Gazette
              (Submitted by W. Disbro)

              The wife of Mr. George COULTER, died Feb. 1st at their home near Coulterville. Mrs. COULTER was one of the
              pioneers of that section, and was a most estimable lady. She had reached the advanced age of 75 years. Her
              funeral on the 4th was large, showing the respect in which she was held.

              also in same issue

             Mrs. Margaret COULTER, wife of G. W. COULTER, the founder of Coulterville, died at her home last night at
              7:30, after an illness of about four days. She had just returned from a visit to the sick bed of her
              daughter, Mrs. KENNEY, at Madera, when she herself, was stricken. Deceased was a native of Westmoreland
              county, Pennsylvania and aged 75 years and 20 days.- Modesto News, Feb. 3d.

           COULTER, Mrs. Margaret
              February 14, 1891 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Granite Springs, February 3d, 1891. Editor Gazette: The neighborhood of Coulterville and vicinity has been
              saddened by the loss of one who has so long dwelt, as an honored member, among its citizens. Mrs. G. W.
              COULTER passed to her long home on the night of February 2d, after a brief illness. Mrs. COULTER had
              reached the venerable age of seventy-five years, and when disease overtook her, that feeble strength gave
              way. She was a lady, highly esteemed by all who knew her; coming to Coulterville in its babyhood, she is
              known and remembered by many who were classed as the early settlers. Not only the elder ones, but the
              younger, sought and were welcomed at her quiet home. Always capable of giving good advise and making a
              cheerful companion, she is mourned by many a youthful heart today.

              August 18, 1883 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              Near Coulterville, Mariposa County, August 10th, 1883, Phillip COULTER, aged 54 years, a native of Ireland.

           COULTER, Angney

              August 13, 1864 Mariposa Free Press
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Fatal Affray at Coutervulle.- One of those shocking tragedies that startle communities, occurred at
              Coulterville on Saturday last, in which Angney COULTER, a young man twenty-one years of age, lost his life
              at the hands (as it is alleged) of S.A. and Thos. SCOTT. The particulars as we have them, are, that for
              sometime past an ill feeling had existed between the parties, and that on Saturday, COULTER publicly
              threatened that he would kill S.A. SCOTT. Shortly after making this treat he was taken in charge by an
              officer- though not formally arrested- to whom he gave up his pistol, and accompanied to the hotel. While
              going though the hall of the house in the custody of the officer, SCOTT (S.A.) entered with a
              double-barreled shotgun, and thrusting the muzzle between the officer and COULTER, fired; the charge
              entering COULTER'S right side, producing a frightful wound. He staggered against a post and was again shot;
              this time with a six-shooter and in the back. COULTER stated before his death that the last shot was fired
              by Thos. SCOTT. The difficulty occurred about 5 o'clock in the evening, and Mr. COULTER died at 10 o'clock
              the next morning.

              Beatrice  COUNTS
              Mariposa Gazette dated June 30, 1966

              "Word has been received of the death in Merced on Thursday of MRS. BEATRICE COUNTS, 59, a sister of Mrs.
              Bessie WENGER OF CATHEYS VALLEY. She was a lifelong resident of Merced. Survivors include her husband,
              Alfred J COUNTS, a daughter, Mrs. Joyce GRISSOM, two sons, Ernest and Alfred Jr., two sisters and three
              brothers."  <>

           COUNTS, Mrs. Malinda
              June 2, 1894 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Mrs. Malinda COUNTS.

                   The death of this well known lady occurred at her home, on the 29th instant. For several years she had
              been an invalid, and her death came as a blessed relief from long continued suffering.
                   Mrs. COUNTS was one of the pioneers of Mariposa, and was known and beloved all over the country. Her
              life was wholly devoted to good and kindly deeds. No one ever appealed to her in vain, for help or comfort;
              her hand and heart always responded freely. She was a plain, unassuming
              Christian women, and her daily life proved to the world that she loved her religion. A large family of
              children grew up under her careful guidance into useful, earnest women and men, and all bear the strong
              impress of her pure character. During the past few years she has been to feeble to go out from home and
              through most of that time she has been a great suffering, her pain has been borne with true fortitude, and
              her faith in the wisdom of the ruler of the universe never faltered. For fully seventy years she led a
              consistent Christian life, often cruelly tried, but never falling from the high standard, which was always
              her aim. The great age of eighty-five years had almost been reached when she was called home. The aged
              husband, daughters and son who are left, even while mourning her loss, are comforted by the certain
              knowledge of her eternal happiness.


Odd Fellows Conduct Rites For Mariposa County's Veteran Treasurer

Fresno Bee, July 31, 1936

Mariposa (Mariposa Co) July 31- Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon for the late Samuel Oden Counts, for many years treasurer of Mariposa County, who passed away at his home Thursday morning. Counts, a native of Arkansas, aged 74 years, died following an illness of but a few days duration.
The funeral services were largely attended, and many were the friends who continued to the I O O F CEmetery to witness the last rites accorded by the Odd Fellows.  Counts had been a member of Mariposa Lodge, No 39, I O O F., for more than half a century, its treasurer for the past twenty years.
For the first time since 1859, the county supervisors will be called upon Monday to appoint some one other than a Counts to hold the county post, until through election in January the citizens of the county can determine upon a permanent successor.- c feroben

              Frank C. COVER
              March 11, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by William Disbro)

              Frank C. COVER was found at his residence in Plainsburg on Tuesday last, in dying condition from a
              inflicted by himself by shooting himself with a shon. He was a married man, and in good circumstances.
              Intemperance is the cause assigned.

              September 6, 1884 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              At Oakland, August 28th, 1884, Mrs. H. G. COWARD, aged 50 years.

              COWARD, Hamilton G. September 28, 1889 Mariposa Gazette

                   Hamilton G. COWARD, a pioneer of California, and an old resident of Mariposa and Alameda Counties,
              died in Sausalito last Sunday morning of affection of the kidneys, aged 60 years. His end was painless.
              Four sons administered to his last wants and did everything that was possible for the old gentleman's
              comfort. During his six weeks sickness he was totally blind. The funeral which was largely attended, took
              place Tuesday afternoon from St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland, the Rev. Hobart CHETWOOD, officiating.
              The services were very impressive. The remains were interred in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery,
              Oakland. Following were the pall bearers; Lawrence CUNNINGHAM, Hugh DIAMOND, Col. J. E. SLIUKEY, Robert
              GEORGE, R. H. BENNETT and Thos. OWEN.- Sausalito News.

              COWIN, John
              December 12, 1891 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Deaths Harvest. John COWIN

              Mr. John COWIN, an old settler of the Hornitos country, died very suddenly Sunday morning, at the residence
              of Mr. Peter GORDON, from la grippe. Mr. COWIN was a kind hearted old man, and for many years was
              associated with Mr. Jas. SIMPSON in stock raising, near Indian Gulch. He was a native of England, and, we
              believe, was without relatives in this country. He was buried Monday afternoon, in the public cemetery.

           Thomas CRAWFORD
              October 7, 1876 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              died at Hites Cove, October 3d, 1876. a native of Georgia, aged 39 years.

              Charles M. CREANOR

              December 23, 1882 Mariposa Gazette

              (submitted by W. Disbro)
              Death of Judge CREANOR

              Undoubtedly there are a few left of our oldest inhabitants, who remember Charles M. CREANOR, as Judge of
              District Court here from the time the county was organized in 1850 up to 1856, or about that time, when
              Judge BURKE succeeded to the bench. Judge CREANOR died in Stockton on the 6th instant, at the age of sixty-
              two years. He was a native of Pennsylvania, and in his early years took up his residence in Texas, where he
              participated in the rebellion of that State against the government of Mexico, as one of the famous Texas
              Rangers. He afterwards participated in the Mexican War, and served with distinction under General TAYLOR
              and General SCOTT, with whose army he interred the City of Mexico. As a mark of appreciation for his
              distinguished services and gallantry as a soldier, his native State presented him with a sword. Judge
              CREANOR was a pioneer of the State of California, and took up his residence in Stockton in 1849. He was a
              member of the first Legislature, and by it appointed Judge of this Judicial District, which embraced all
              the then existing counties south of Stockton, to and including Tulare County. The following preamble and
              resolution of respect reported by the Stockton Bar, including all that is necessary to indicate the
              character of the departed Judge. " Deeply moved by the event of the death of our personal friend and
              professional associate, Charles M. CREANOR and with re-awakened memories of his long and useful judicial
              services to the State next ensuing the primal organization of the Court of Justice, the members of the
              Bench and Bar of San Joaquin County here assembled for the purpose of making and recording a fitting
              tribute of appreciation of the virtues of his professional character, do now Resolve, That by and within
              the actual observation and knowledge of some of us, and by the memorials and conditions of the past bearing
              their testimony to all of us Judge CREANOR, for fourteen years presiding over the District Court of the
              Fifth Judicial District of this State, a period during which the local Courts of this wide extended circuit
              were surcharged with business invoking many of the best and rarest judicial qualifications, discharged the
              difficult and onerous duties of the office, for all that time, under a ever present sense of obligation to
              pursue the right, to do justice, to enforce the law, and subserve and promote the public good: and that
              these things he achieved ably and efficiently, with energy and determination that neither flagged or
              faltered, and distinguished by a spirit of independence and impartiality that took no thought of parties or
              persons, or of self, save to be (as he was) an upright and incorruptible Judge, " without fear and without

              CRIPPEN, Effie
              Sept. 3, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Death of Effie CRIPPEN.- The deceased was the youngest daughter of Mrs. J. K. BARNARD of Yo Semite Valley.
              She was the daughter of Joshua D. CRIPPEN deceased, and former Sheriff of this county. Her illness has been
              a protracted one, and her death was not wholly unexpected by her parents and friends. Effie was a lovely
              child, and her death is a sad bereavement to her parents and sisters. Many a heart will be saddened at the
              tidings of her untimely departure from earth. The grim monster, Death' holds a impartial respect for
              persons: blooming youth, as well as the aged, must yield to the sickle, and fall into the swath, which is
              to be gathered into the fold and garnered with others who have preceded, and those who are soon to follow.
              At this writing, Friday 11 A.M., there are two conflicting reports about the disposition of the remains of
              the deceased. One is, that she was temporarily laid away in Yo Semite Valley: another that she was to be
              brought and laid besides her father in the Masonic cemetery of this place. Since the above was in type, we
              learn from Alex. COULTER that the corpse will arrive here this afternoon, Friday.

           CRIPPEN, Effie
              Sept. 10, 1881 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              In Memorium

              I have frequently written communications for your paper, but never with such feelings of sadness as now
              fill my heart, whilst chronicling the death of Miss Effie Maud CRIPPEN, which occurred at three o'clock,
              Wednesday morning, Aug. 31st. She had been ill for a long time, and when at last the summons came for her
              to bid farewell to earth, she obeyed without a struggle, although it must have been hard for anyone loving
              this beautiful earth, and her many friends as warmly as she did, to leave all without a murmuring. But he,
              " who doeth all things well" chose our darling, and though our hearts are bruised and aching, we try to
              bend submissive to His will. She left us on the last day of the beautiful summer, and when her sorrow
              stricken parents and sisters awoke to the chill winds of Autumn morning, it was to realize that darling
              Effie's spirit was ready to take flight to that peaceful clime where reigns perpetual summer. Death came so
              calmly to her that we scarcely knew when earthly sleep changed into eternal slumber. The funeral took place
              from the family residence, at three o'clock on Thursday, and the remains were followed by all residents of
              the Valley. The school children formed a procession and attended their beloved companion to her last
              resting place. The services were conducted by Colonel J. M. HUTCHINGS, the old pioneer and Guardian of the
              Valley, and were solemn and impressive. Little Effie now sleeps under the shade of the old oak tree near
              the Yo Semite Falls, and we who are left behind to mourn her loss, almost envy her the peaceful repose, not
              broken, but lulled by the unceasing murmur of the beautiful river.


              CRIPPEN, J. D.
              August 26,1870 Mariposa Free Press
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              J.D. CRIPPEN is Dead.- On Friday last, at 91/2 o'clock am Joshua D. CRIPPEN, surrounded by family and
              numerous friends, breathed his last. No man in the county for years past has figured so prominently, and
              more successfully, than the deceased, in its local politics. Being possessed to an eminent degree of
              qualities that fascinated nearly all with whom he came in contact. His social manner drew around him
              friends, some of whom almost idolized him, and many were willing to make any reasonable sacrifice to
              promote his interests. The name of "Josh Crippen" was familiar to every man, women and child in the
              community. Deceased was born in Newcastle County, Delaware, on the 11th of August, 1828. He emigrated to
              California in 1849, and engaged in mining for a time. He came to Mariposa in 1852, and in connection with
              Mr. McNAMARA engaged in merchandising, which he continued till '57. In 1855 he was the Democratic candidate
              for Sheriff, and was defeated by Thos. EARLY, the candidate of the "Know Nothing" party. In 1857, a split
              occurring in the Democratic Convention, he became the nominee of one wing, and was elected. In 1859 he was
              again successful, as an Independent candidate for Sheriff. In 1861 he was elected as the nominee of the
              Union Democratic party. Since that time he was affiliated with the Republican party, and has held the
              office of Sheriff each successive term. The funeral took place on Sunday last, and was one of the largest
              we have ever seen in the mountains. The Masonic and Odd Fellows' Societies turned out in large numbers-
              delegations from the different Lodges in the county being present. The exercises were conducted by the
              Masonic fraternity. He leaves a widow and four children (daughters), the eldest child being ten years of
              age. The blow falls heavy upon the sorrow-stricken family, for he was a loving husband and kind father.
              They have the sympathies of the community in their sad bereavement.

           CRITTENDEN, J. L.
              May 22, 1886 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              A Sudden Death.

              Merced, May 16.- Sheriff J. L. CRITTENDEN died a his residence at this place at 1 o'clock this morning of
              heart disease. He had been unwell for some months past, but it was not generally known that he was so near
              to death. He was a native of Massachusetts, 54 years of age and came to California in 1849. He moved here
              from Contra Costa in 1872, since when he has engaged in farming on the West side. He was a member of the
              Society of California Pioneers and of Sonoma Chapter Royal Arch Masons, besides other secret orders. The
              body will be taken to night by a delegation from each order to Cottonwood, forty miles west of town, where
              he wished to be buried. The funeral will take place there tomorrow at 2 o'clock. He leaves a widow and an
              adopted son who are amply provided for, his estate being estimated at $100,000. Coroner Bradley has charge
              of the office of Sheriff and there is likely to be a lively confest over who shall be appointed to fill the
              unexpired term.- S.F. Chronicle.

              John CRITTENDEN,
              Mariposa Free Press August 1, 1864
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Death of Hon. John J. CRITTENDEN.- The telegraph announces the death of the venerable Statesmen, John J. CRITTENDED. He died at Frankfort Kentucky on
              Monday last, the 27th of July, aged 77 years. Mr. CRITTENDEN was one of the Statesmen of the Clay and Webster school; conservative in his political views,
              and was greatly respected for his wisdom, his liberality and his patriotism. His death will be mourned as a national calamity.


           CROUCHER, William
              January 27, 1894 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)
              MEMORIAM Ahwahnee, Madera Co., Cal., January 22d, 1894.

              William CROUCHER is no more. He joined the great majority at 11 p.m. of January 16th. His hours of suffering were many and severely painful. When the final
              end came, we all felt that death had brought to him a kindly, sweet release. Though he was not a member of any church, he was not afraid to die. I often heard him
              during his sickness, when in agony of pain, he wish he could die. He was truly and honestly an advocate of materialism, He only believed in one word at a time.
              He believed in doing that which was just and honorable between men. He was of a kind, genial nature, industrious, generous, and strictly honorable in all his
              dealings. Humanity was his watch word, and to do good his religion. He had reached the advanced age of 74 years at the time of his death, and was a resident of
              this immediate vicinity for over thirty years, having immigrated to California from Vermont in the early days (I believe in 1849). He leaves no family to survive him,
              and he said he did not know that he had a relative living, for he had heard from home in over thirty years. He died as he lived, and his motto was: "This is my
              country, to do good my religion." Good enough for anybody. He had his faults, but his faults were his own enemy. Requiescat in puce. J. Hayden DUNCAN.

              CROWLEY, Dennis
              May 27, 1870 Mariposa Free Press
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Died in County Hospital.- Two deaths have occurred in the County Hospital during the past week- one a
              Peruvian from a severe burn, which he received some time ago- the other that of a man by the name of Dennis
              CROWLEY, an old resident of this county.

           Alfred CUMMEY
              August 15, 1885 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              James CUNNINGHAM, on the 8th instant, found a dead man south of the road leading from Cathey's Valley to
              Merced County. At the inquest his named was proved to be Alfred CUMMEY, a native of France, 63 years of
              age. His body was in such a state that it was buried near where it was found

CUNEO, Joseph
Stockton Daily Independent
MONDAY, 31 MAY 1869
DIED -- near Colorado, May 25th, Joseph CUNEO, a native of Cuselia, Italy, aged 46 years.
transcribed by Dee S
MARIPOSA ITEMS -- We clip from the 'Gazette' of May 28th --
-A terrible accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, last at the Feliciana quartz mine, situated near Colorado, which resulted in the death of 2 Italian miners named Joseph CUNEO and Joseph TORRE. [The 'Mail' gives the names Gio CURRO and Gio ZERGA.] There were 2 shifts working in the mine, one at the south and the other at the north end. The 2 miners in the north end quit at the accustomed hour in the evening, but the other 2 not making their appearance at the usual time they went to where they worked and found that 30 or 40 tons of earth had caved on their companions. The alarm was soon given and after several hours hard work the bodies were recovered, being close together and terribly mangled. 5 men have lost their lives in this mine inside of 4 years -- 3 were killed by an explosion of powder in it in Oct., 1865.

August 1, 1862
Stockton Daily Independent
DIED -- at the Mariposa County Hospital, July 21st, from dropsy,
James CUNNINGHAM, aged 43 years, a native of Belfast, Ireland, and
lately from Missouri.             

           David A. CURRY
              Mariposa Gazette, May 5, 1917
              (submitted by Tom Hilk)

              DAVID A. CURRY DIES IN SAN FRANCISCO founder of the first hotel camp in the Yosemite National Park, whose
              friends throughout the west number thousands, died Monday of this week at the German hospital in San
              Francisco. Curry sustained an injury to his foot several months ago. Blood poisoning set in, and following
              a relapse the end came. Curry, known throughout the west as the "Stentor of Yosemite" was born in Indiana
              in 1860. He was a graduate of Indiana University and taught school in Utah for four years. He came to
              California in 1898 and a year later founded Camp Curry.

              From a small beginning of seven tents in 1899, Camp Curry under the direction of its genial manager, has
              grown into a tent city accommodating more than one thousand guests. Curry had just completed plans for the
              1917 season when he suffered an injury to his foot that caused his death. His wife Mrs. Jennie FOSTER CURRY
              and three children, survive. The widow and son will manage the resort this year.

              George E. Curtis
              Mariposa Gazette, May 5, 1917
              (submitted by Tom Hilk)


              a prospector well known in every section of this county. Died in the county hospital Friday of last week
              following a short illness from pneumonia. Deceased was about 60 years of age. The funeral was held on
              Saturday. Interment being in the Mariposa public cemetery

              DAGGATT, Mrs.
              October 9, 1886 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              A Horrifying Discovery.- The startling news of the discovery of the dead body of Mrs. DAGGATT, who resided
              near Sheep Ranch, has just been received. Mrs. DAGGATT who was the mother of three helpless little
              children, and whose husband is an employee in one of the mines in that section, and who was at work at the
              time of the unfortunate women's death, returned home every Sunday to visit his family after the toils of
              the week, found upon his arrival at home last Sunday, the body of his wife wrapped in the cold embrace of
              death upon the kitchen floor, and his three little children secreted through fear among the vines of the
              orchard where they had been for three days subsisting on fruits. Deceased was last seen alive about four
              days prior to the discovery of her lifeless form. She had visited a neighbor some two miles distant from
              her house. She made the trip on horseback, and being near confinement, it is supposed that she was injured
              in some manner, which evidently resulted in spasms, causing death. Deceased had been dead three days, and
              the body when found was in a advanced state of decomposition. The three children who are very small became
              frightened at the lifeless body of their mother and sought refuge from the ghostly scene by secreting
              themselves in the orchard where they were found in a half famished condition by the grief stricken father
              upon his return home. The unfortunate father is frantic with grief at the horrible discovery that has-been
              his sad lot to meet. The entire community sympthize with the heart-broken family in this their greatest
              hour of its sadness.- Amador Dispatch.

Modesto Bee and News-Herald, Thursday, June 7, 1956
Merced, Merced Co- Services were conducted yesterday afternoon in the Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Verna Dailey, 50, of Merced, who was killed Sunday evening in an auto accident near Fresno.  Burial was in Asphodel Cemetery.
She was a native of Maripsoa.
She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chalres F. Peregory of Merced; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Ellen Henderson of Merced and Mrs. Bernice Sapien of Planada, Merced County; to sons, Richard in the army and Robert Daily of Red Wing, Minn., and two brothers Charles of Oakdage and Henry Peregory of San Pablo.

              April 27, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              At Coulterville, Cal., April 18th, 1889, Edward DALHAREN, a native of Iceland, aged 26 years.

              Richard H. DALY
              February 10, 1877 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              At Fresno, Fresno County, February 2nd, 1877, a native of Virginia, aged 61 years and 13 days.

              Death of RICHARD H. DALY

              February 10, 1877 Mariposa Gazette

              The grim monster of death, has again entered the household of one whose name is as familliar to most of our
              citizens, as any that has ever reised in Mariposa County. The painful intelligence reached us soon after
              the demise of Richard H. DALY, who died on the morning of the 2cd of February 1877, without one minutes
              warning. How true the oft repeated quotation, " In the midst of life we are in death." We feel unlike
              penning an article of this nature, from the fact of our early association, which has continued up to the
              time of Judge DALY's removal with his family to Fresno County. He was a man of extraordinary, inoffensive
              nature, ever curteous in all of his dealings or transactions of business with men. In his practisea as an
              attourney he bore a remarkable character as a practitioner before the court and at the Bar for his extreme
              courtesy and unlselfishness; he was always likewise respected in return by the court and bar. The first we
              knew of him was at Robbinson's Ferry, in Calavaras County in 1850, where he resided at the time of the
              election, which took place after the organization of the State. Without notice to the Judge, some one about
              ten miles distant, a locality known then as Carson Hill District, posted a notice on a tree, on or about
              the day of the election was to come off, announcing him as a candidate for county Judge. The result was,
              not withstanding, the disadvantages the Judge labored under at not knowing he was a candidate, he came
              within ten or fifteen votes of being elected. And as the Judge used to tell it" he would have been elected
              anyway, but for the poor spelling of the notice that was posted on the tree, that the miners could not read
              it." During the same fall, 1850, the Judge moved to Mariposa County and settled at the county seat, which
              at that time was Agua Frio, and commenced the practise of law, and from that time forward, for many years
              was a successful practitioner in the courts of the county. He was elected District Attorney in 1855, and
              reelected in 1857, discharging the duties of that office with credit and ability for the term of four
              years. He was married in the town of Mariposa June 8th, 1858, to Miss Susan E. BEDFORD. Well do we remember
              the happy event, for we were present- in company with ours that likewise departed- and wittnessed the
              nuptial ceremonies performed. Eighteen years have elapsed since the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. DALY, during
              which time they have, perhaps, like many others, bourne there trials and adversities. Mrs. DALY was a
              loving and devoted wife, and has now left upon her charge eight children, the eldest of which is a young
              lady, who will soon be prepared for teaching school. Mrs. DALY has many friends and symphacizers in the
              community where she lives and many here who knew her but to love her. In behalf of her friends here, for
              whom we bespeak, we tender to our afflicted friend our most heartfelt symphyty for the loss she has
              sustained in the sudden call from the roll of life, one with whom she has so long lived and loved. That in
              this hour of affliction she may find consolation with her children, which are not only emblematic of thier
              father, but in them she will find comfort and consolation, till she too is called to follow him who has
              gone but a short time before.

DANERI,  Ambrose E
Modest Bee and News-Hearlad, Dec 28, 1970
 Mariposa- Final rites will be held at 2 pm tomorrow in the Ivers & Alcorn Mission Chapel, Merced, for Amborse E Daneri, 90, whod died Christmas Day in a Mariposa hostpital.
Burial will be in Mreced District Cemetery.
A native of Coulterville, he had lived all his life in this area He was a member of the Merced Lions Club, the Odd Fellows. He was Merced postmaster from 1918 to 1934
He leaces a daughter, Mrs. Amo Griffin of Santa Ana; two  grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. c feroben

Modesto Bee and News-Herald, October 10, 1961
Life Resident of Coulterville Succumbs at 88
Coulterville, Mariposa (Mariposa Co)
Death has claimed a native of Coulterville and son of early day Mariposa County settlers John and Angella Denari.
Graveside services will be held at 2 PM tomorrow in the Coulterville Cemetery with the Rev. Father Francis Walsh of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mariposa officiating.  Tiscornia & Ivers Mortuary of Mariposa is in charge of arrangements.
Daneri died Sunday in the John C Fremont Hospital in Maripsoa after a long illness.
The Daneri home, a large two story structure four miles from here on Highway 132 toward Modesto, is a landmark which will disappear when  the neaerby Exchequer Dam is enlarged backing up water.
Daneri lived in it with his three brothers, John, Ambrose and Louis. He Louis and John were bachelors.

           Jeannie L. DANFORD,
              Selma, Fresno Co. May 6, 1951

              Mrs. Jeannie Lavina DANFORD, 61, died yesterday in a Selma hospital. Mrs.(Slocum) DANFORD had been a
              resident of the Selma district for 20 years. Surviving are her husband Charles; two sons, Eldridge Slocum
              and Jack Danford, Selma; a brother, William Latouche, Columbia and two grandchildren. Funeral services will
              be held at 2PM tomorrow in the J.L. Robinson Chapel. Burial will be in the Floral Memorial Park." submitted
              by Sharon HILLHOUSE, granddaughter,
              Jeannie LATOUCHE, born July 4, 1889, in Mariposa, CA. Her mother was Phoebe Ellen BRANSON, born 1866, CA,
              daughter of Isaac BRANSON, born January 1835, MO and Eliza Emmeline, born February 1835, KY. The Branson
              family lived in Hornitos. Her father was J.E. LATOUCHE born, August 1847, ME. They were married November
              27, 1884 in Mariposa.

              DARLING, Eben O.
              September 14, 1889 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              The news of the death of Mr. DARLING calls up so many past and pleasant memories, that I feel called upon
              to say a few words relative to my dear friend. Longs years of personal association and close friendship
              enabled me to know him well. Mr. DARLING came to California in 1858, and located in Santa Clara Valley, but
              soon removed to Mariposa County, where he was employed on the FREMONT Grant for many years. During that
              time he was the head of the Bear Valley store and general Superintendent of the company in working the
              Grant. He was twice elected Supervisor of the county, and served in that capacity for six years, and was
              recognized as an able and honest public officer. He was married in Bear Valley in 1863, and by his death
              leaves a widow and four daughters, Miss Annie DARLING, the efficient teacher being the eldest. Some two
              years ago he removed, with his family, to San Jose, and about one year ago was attacked with that insidious
              disease consumption, which finally ended with death. All old Mariposans will remember him well. The soul of
              honor in all business relations. He was at the same time the life of the community in which he lived. Aside
              from all this, his was a great generous heart that always beat responsive to the wants and woes of his
              fellow man. Many was the poor unfortunate whose wants he has relieved, and to say that he was generous to
              prodigality, only says that he often gave beyond his means. He had long hoped to once more return to dear
              old Mariposa; where his manhood years had been spent, and where he hoped to end his days and in her
              generous bosom to be buried. But that was not to be. Over his grave the sweet Mariposa flower is not to
              bloom, nor will his requiem be the soft sighing winds through the fragrant pines in her mountains he so
              dearly loved. But still, though he sleeps not there, yet many of Mariposa's old citizens will think of him
              kindly, and some eyes will moisten at memories of his kindness in times long ago. But my friend is not
              dead, but sleepeth. Rest! sleep on old and true friend. Sleep on until there shall be a glorious awakening
              in that beyond where the trials of this life will be forgotten in the Heavenly Resurrection of a blessed
              immortality, and until then, I say to thee, hail, hail, and fare thee well. From his friend, J. W. WILCOX.
              San Francisco, Sept. 10th, 1889

              Brice DAUBENTON,
              In Mariposa, September 11, 1875
              (submitted by William Disbro)

              a native of France, aged 72 years. Mariposa Gazette September 18, 1875

              DAULTON, H. C.
              November 4, 1893 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Death of H. C. DAULTON.

              Last Saturday a very shocking affair occurred in Madera, Mr. H. C. DAULTON one of the Supervisors of Madera Conty, and one of its most prominent citizens,
              was found dead, having been tangled in the wheel of his cart, and dragged to death. His body was horribly mangled, and showed that it had been dragged for
              miles. Mr. DAULTON was an old pioneer of his section and had always been a highly respected, broad-minded man. He was well known in this county, and
              spent his summers generally at or near Wawona. A widow and a large family of sons and daughters are left to mourn his awful fate. He was a prominent member
              of both the Masonic and Odd Fellow's orders, and was buried under their auspices. The funeral on Monday was the largest one ever held in Madera.

              JANUARY 16, 1875 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              In Mariposa, January 12th, Frederick DAUT, son of Frederick DAUT, aged 3 years one month and six days.


              Death of Hugh Davanay.
              Mariposa Gazette, May 4, 1907
              (submitted by Tom Hilk)

              Tuesday night about 12 o'clock M. Hugh Davanay, an old and respected citizen of Mariposa, died at this home
              near town. Deceased had long since passed the allotted time of man, having reached the ripe old age of 93
              years. A general breaking down of the system was the cause of death. Hugh Davanay was one of the early
              pioneers of this county and was a man who commanded the respect and good will of his many acquaintances. He
              engaged in various pursuits, such as mining, stock raising and farming for a livelihood by which means he
              had acquired a considerable competence. He was a native of Tennessee and unmarried. For a number of years
              he has been cared for at his home by his nieces, Mrs. L. COLE and Miss Lee Davanay who with a nephew, James
              DRUMMOND, are left in Mariposa to mourn his death. Mr. Davanay was a member of the F. & A. M. of Mariposa
              and the interment was under the auspices of that order in its cemetery on Thursday afternoon. The funeral
              arrangements were conducted by P. H. McElligott of Mariposa

              DAVEY, C.
              May 31, 1890 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              A Fatal Mishap - At 9 o'clock on Thursday morning, the eight horse flour team, belonging to Henry Nelson of
              Merced Falls, and driven by C. DAVEY, was driven on board the ferry-boat at La Grange, and while being
              ferried across, one of the cables broke so that the current, which, on account
              of the extremely high water, was very swift in sweeping the boat suddenly around, listed it, so as to throw
              the team overboard. DAVEY thinking the boat would upset jumped on one of the horses and lost his life trying
              to land on an island. The boat swung around and the loaded wagon and remained of the team were saved.

DAVEY, James
Fresno Bee,  November 30, 1930
Mariposa-Mariposa Co- Nov. 29  James Davey, a resident of Coulterville for many years, died at the Merced hospital last Tuesday from pheunommia.  He was taken in the hospital Monday in a very serious condition.  He was about 72 years of age and had been engaged in teaming for several years in and around Coulterville.- transcribed by C feroben

DAVIS, Daniel


              SEPTEMBER 30, 1865 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              In Mariposa, Sunday Sept. 24th, 1865, of Typhus fever, Mr. DAVID A. DAVIS, aged 21 years and 5 months. The deceased was born on Chartier's Creek, a short   distance below Pittsburgh, in Alleghany County, Pennsylvania, and came to this county about three years ago, and has resided here since. He was a brother of  JAMES H. DAVIS, (for many years Under Sheriff of this county) and a young man of good habits- manly and upright in conduct, and became a favorite with all  whose acquaintance he made- His death created a deep feeling of sorrow in the intire community, and his remains were followed to their resting place by the   largest procession we have seen here. He was burried with Masonic honors, having lately become a member of that Order. A remarkable fatality seems to have   followed his family at the East. Of his brothers Wm. H. DAVIS was killed in the seven day's fight before Richmond in 1862. THOMAS B. DAVIS was killed at  Pittsburg Landing, and JOHN D. DAVIS died of Bilious fever at St. Louis some time since, making four sons in less than four years, with a other at home in delicate health. The relatives of the deceased have the sympathy of the entire community in the last sad affliction. [Pittsburgh Papers please copy.]

DAVIS, George E.
Modest Bee and News-Herald, October 1, 1935
Mariposa-Sept 30- Funeral services for George E Davis, 74, a Cathey Valley rancher for thirty-three years, who died Saturday at his home, were held to-day in the chapel of the Tiscornia, Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home here. Interment was in the Cathey Cemetery
Davis leaves his widow, Mrs. Clara E Davis of Cathey Valley; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Westmoreland of Merced, Mrs. James Count of Cathey Valley,  Miss Bessie Davis of San Francisco and Mrs. May Lee of Reno; four sons, Walter, George, Albert and William Davis, all of Cathey Valley, and two sisters, Mrs. Luella Forester and Mrs. Clara Martell, both of Murphys.-transcribed by cferoben

              DEANE, B. H.

              May 26, 1894 Mariposa Gazette

              (submitted by W. Disbro)

                  B. H. DEANE, one of the most respected citizens of Merced died at his home in Deane colony, on the
              19th. Mr. DEANE was the founder of the colony which bears his name, and was a man of unquestioned integrity
              and liberality. He will be greatly missed by the citizens of Merced.

              Mariposa Free Press MAY 23, 1863
              (submitted by William Disbro)

              At McLEAN, Tompkins Co., New York, on the 7th of April, Albert DeCONDRES, formerly of Mariposa county,
              aged, 36 years.

              NY HERALD, Monday 15 May 1865
              (submitted by Holly Tooker)

              at Mariposa, Cal. on Thursday 30 Mar 1865 John R Decker, 40, son of Charles of Staten Island

           Death of Judge DEERING
              (submitted by William Disbro)

              Again has the insatiate acher on the pale horse visited our domain and struck down another occupant of the
              District Court Bench, in this, the Thirteenth Judicial District The first was the honorable and amiable
              Judge Bondurant, and now his not less worthy sucessor, Judge Deerling, has been called upon to follow him
              across the deep, broad and turbid river, which is never passed over but once. He yielded up his spirit in
              Merced City, on Sunday morning the 19th instant. He received warning long since of the great change that
              was to come over him, and was not unprepared for the event. When last he saw the leaves of the forest turn
              yellow and fall to the ground before the blasts of winter, he accepted, the change as emblematic of his
              fate, and knew full well that he would not live to see the face of nature covered with the verdur of
              Spring. Patiently he awaited the final summons, and without fear or trembling, he surrendered himself to
              the embraces of that eternal sleep, the quietude of which will never be disturbed by the tumult of a
              jarring world. Judge Deering was a native of the state of Maine, aged 43. He came to Mariposa in July,
              1855, where he located, and ever after considered home. From 1856 to 1864 he was associated with Samuel A.
              Merritt in the practice of law. In 1859 he was elected District Attorney, and at the expiration of the term
              he was re-elected. In 1862 he made a visit to his native state and while there he was married to Miss
              Lizzie M. Fabyan, of Boston, Massachusetts. In November, 1865 Govenor Low appointed him District Judge, to
              fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Judge Bondurant, which station he filled until Jan 1st, 1868.
              In Oct. 1873 he was elected my the voters of the district to continue in that office, which he did to the
              time of his death. His wife died on the 9th of December 1874, preceeding him one year and ten days. Their
              marriage was unattended by issue. That we live, and move, and have our being is certain. Equally so is
              death. It is just as natural as life, and should not be sought and cannot be avoided. Eighteen months ago
              the brown house on the side of the hill, wreathed with evergreens and fragrant flowers, with its grounds
              covered with mossy grass, and its sidewalks lined with ordamental trees and vines, was the scene of
              domestic happiness. There, in that beautiful retreat, made vocal by the warblings of feathered songsters,
              lived this amiable pair. They seemed to exist but for love and enjoyment. The harmony which attended their
              short journey though life, was remarked by all our citizens. But alas! How fleeting are all earthly
              pleasures. These two, so well mated, and in possesion of the comforts of life, have been called to another
              sphere, and a mournful air now seems to prevade these precints once so peaceful and full of domestic bliss.

              Jan 1, 1876 issue of the Mariposa Gazette. Hou. Alexander Deering. Our friend and fellow citizen, the
              subject of this notice, has left us to join the great majority. No one has left our community more
              universally esteemed and lamented. He was born June 15th, 1832, at Demark, Oxford County, Maine; received
              his early education at the excellent common schools and high schools of that commonwealth, and having
              prepared for college entered Bowdoin. Being caste physically in a fragile frame the severity of the college
              course tested his constitution, and compelled him to relinguish his college life at the end of the
              sophomore year, from which he entered the eminent law office of Shipley & Dann, in the city of Portland,
              and after reading law with that firm he went to the law school of Harvard University, where he took high
              rank and finished the course. Here the delicacy of his condition once more gave him admonition that the
              rigors of a New England climate would be a perpeptual menace from the Great Destroyer, so he came to
              California in 1854, and after a brief sojurn in San Francisco, settled in Mariposa, being first associated
              with Judge R.H. Daily, and soon after becoming a partner with the Hou. Samuel A. Merritt. It did not take
              people long to learn his genuine character and professional ability. Business flocked in upon the firm, and
              young Deering became District Attorney - retiring therefrom because outside professional business would not
              justify his longer filling the position. After being for a long time the counsel of the Mariposa Company,
              in the palmy days when Park and Olmstead and Dodge gave life to that vast estate by the superior vigor of
              their management, a vacancy occuring in the District Judgeship by the demise of Judge Bindurant, Gov. Low
              tendered him the appointment. Serving out the term of his appointment with great credit to himself and
              acceptability to the people, he again retired to the practise of his profession. But in 1873 the people
              elected him over a popular Democrat in this Democratic District. His funeral in San Francisco was very
              largely attended by leading citizens. All of the Courts adjourned out of respect to his memory, and feeling
              obituary remarks were made on the occasion. His pall barers were Hou. Edmound Burke, Hou. Samuel H.
              Dwindlle, Hou. M.C. Blake, Hou. W.D. Sawyer, Lewis Shaw, Daniel J. Murphy, H.H. Hewliett, Hugh Diamond, H.
              Edwards, A.W. Jee, and C.D.O. Sullivan. He lies buried in Lone Mountain, just below the burials of Baker
              and Broderick- interred besides his wife, in one grave in the burial pot of his brother. When shall we find
              so trustworthy and admirable a man to take his place? We share in the general condolance extended to his
              brother and family.

              Visalia Weekly Delta, Dec 24, 1874
              (submitted by Mike White)

              In Merced, December 9, 1874, Lizzie F., wife of Judge Alexander Deering.

                DELLIKER, Samual

	Stockton Daily Inpedendent- Dec 28, 1861	
in Hornitos, Dec. 17th, Samuel DELLIKER, aged 36 years.

              Mariposa Gazette March 10, 1877
              Mr. T.H. DELONG-
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              We notice by the Fresno papers that Mr. T.H. DELONG, for many years a resident of this county, died it that
              place Thursday, March 1st. He was born in New York in 1806, and at the time of his death was seventy years
              of age. He leaves a son- at whose residence he died- who is carrying on the business of store keeping in
              the town of Fresno. Mr. DELONG had a host of friends in this county who will regret to hear of his demise.
              We tender to Charley our deepest sympathy in his sad bereavement.

              Mariposa Gazette, Jan. 4, 1924

              Caesar DeMartini  Dies at Ahwahnee
              (submitted by Tom Hilk)

              Caesar DeMartini, age 30, a native of Coulterville, died at the Ahwahnee sanitarium on Thursday morning
              from tuberculosis. He leaves a father, John DeMartini, two sisters, Anna and Lena, and a brother, Daniel,
              all of Coulterville The funeral will be held at Coulterville on Saturday.

              DE MOSS-
              April 22, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              At Snow Creek, Mariposa County, April 19, 1882, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob DE MOSS, aged about 2

DeMOSS, Jacob P
Fresno Bee Republican, Wednesday, Feb 20, 1935
MERCED-(Merced Co) Feb 20- Graveside funeral servis were conducted Monday for Jacob P MeMoss, 80, a resident of Mariposa Cunty for more than seventy-five years, at the family cemetery on Green Mountain under the direction fo the Tiscornia, Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home
DeMoss, a retired cattleman, was born in Utah while his paretns were enroute to California in a covered wagon. He leaves a son, Rovert DeMoss, Le Grand, and a sister, Rena Mosley, Missouri.  Rev. W R Hazelton of Le Grand officiated.

Merced Sun Star, February 21, 2007

Everett S. DeMoss
May 3, 1926 -- February 18, 2007

Everett was born on May 3, 1926 to Robert and Ethel DeMoss on White Rock
Rd,. Mariposa County. He passed away on February 18, 2007 in Merced,
Ca. at the age of 80 Mr. DeMoss worked for Yosemite National Park from
1951 to 1994 as a forestry foreman. He was a great horseman and cattle
rancher who enjoyed riding in the back country and as a younger man
helped his father farm and work cattle. Mr DeMoss loved his job at
Yosemite park, he did lots of pack service jobs for the Park and enjoyed
working with Leather and Silver.

Everett is survived by his wife Lucille DeMoss of Le Grand ; son Steven
DeMoss of Castro Valley 3 sisters Lola Hughes of Richmond; Beverly
Gladney of Escalon; Elzora Beghtel of Arroyo Grande, Ca. 2 Grandsons
James and Allen DeMoss and numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved
dogs Tammi and Moe He was preceded by his mother and father 3 brothers
and 3 sisters Mr. Demoss was a good friend to everyone and he will
always be loved and truly missed.

A Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2007 at Startford
Evans Merced Funeral Home from 2-7 p.m.. A graveside services is
schedule for Friday Feb 23, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Plainsburg cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home.

transcribed by Tom Hilk
(note: mother was Ethel Wass DeMoss- per Tom Hilk)

De OROSCO, Mrs. Nicolasa Herreras
Merced Express, November 9, 1900

Mrs. Nicolasa Herreras De Orosco, grandmother of R. Barcroft
of Merced died at Madera last Monday, and the Madera Mercury published the following account of her death: "Mrs. Nicolasa Herreras De Orosco, the grandmother of Fred and Joe Barcroft, died here at 2 o'clock this morning at the ripe old age of 83 years. Her death was due to old age. She was born in Tuboca, Mexico, December 25, 1816. She lived in Hornitos, Mariposa county, for forty-six years with her daughter.  About six weeks ago she came here for a visit. She has been failing for the last six months and expired this morning. She leaves seven grand children and the same number of great-grand children.
submitted by Tom Hilk

           Antonio DEPAULI
              December 5, 1873 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by William Disbro)

              In Bear Valley, Nov. 27th, a native of Italy, aged 39 years.

              September 1, 1883 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              At Amador City, August 17th, 1883 William DESBRO, aged 60 years, a native of England. William DESBRO has
              been a resident of Mariposa County off and on from 1850 to 1872, where he was engaged in mining about
              Mariposa, Bear Valley and Princeton, and had gained, on account of the sterling qualities of his character,
              a great number of friends amongst those that became acquainted with him. He died of consumption at Amador
              City, where he had been residing for several years past, and was buried by the Knights of Pythias.


September 8, 1883-San Joaquin Valley Argus- submitted by Tom Hilk

DESBRO – At Amador City, Aug. 17, 1883, William Desbro, aged about 60

Deceased came to this coast with us in 1852 from Holly Springs, Miss,
and for many years worked in the copper mines at Buchanan Hollow and
other deep mines in Mariposa county.

John Dexter
Fresno Bee, Dec 2, 1945

Mariposa (Mariposa Co.) Dec.1- Funeral services willl be held in the Tiscornia, Ivers & Alcorn Mortuary here Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock for John Lorenzo Dexter, 65, veteran publisher of the historic Mariposa Gazette, who died in a Stockton hospital  Thursday night following an illness of six months.  The Masonic Lodge will be in Charge.
Dexter was born in the Greeley Hill district near Coulterville, Mariposa County, and had resided in the county his entire lifetime.  He was a son of Alonzo Dexter and Kate Loghren Dexter, early settlers in that district.
Was School Teacher
He attented school in Stockton and taught in a number of Mariposa County schools, including Coulterille, Cathey Valley and Mariposa.  He was Mariposa County  superintendent of schools from 1911 until January 1923, having refused to seek relelection in 1922.
In 1919 Dexter purchased the Mariposa Gazette from John Weiler and continued to publish it until he became ill six months ago.  The Gazette was established in 1854 and Dexter always contended it was the oldest newspaper of continuous publication in California.
Buy Mariposa Miner
In April, 1941 Dexter and his son in law, Dale K Campbell, who have been associated with him in the publication of the Gazette since 1938, purchased the Mariposa Miner from Eldridge T Arndke and consolidated the two papers.  Since that time the paper has been published under the name of Gazette-Miner.
After 26 years spent as publisher of the Gazette, Dexter last July leased the paper to Louis E Schmoli, who is now the editor and manager.
Until a few years ago, when a  new plant was built, the Gazette was published in the historic old building which is a landmark of the town.  Dexter used the old structure as a museum, in which he housed an extensive and valuable collection of early day relics, which he had spent years in gathering.   The collection includes an early day Washington hand press on which the Gazette was formerly printed and many other historic objects.
Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Kate R Dexter, who assisted him for many years with the Gazette; two daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Campbell, Mariposa, and Miss Kathryn Dexter, Berkeley; a son, Lowell J Dexter, Berkeley; two grandchildren, Delmar Campbell, Mariposa Mariposa, and John Dexter, Berkeley; a sister Mrs. Edna Peterson, Hornitos, and a brother George Dexter, Coulterville

           Kitty Dexter
              Mariposa Gazette, January 21, 1911
              Death of An Estimable Lady
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              Seldom does the grim messenger of death convey news causing more general and sincere sorrow and regret,
              than was felt by the many friends of Miss Kitty Dexter, when the announcement of the passing of that
              estimable lady was received. The cause of death was acute appendicitis. In Mariposa, as well as in other
              places where she was known and so justly held in the highest esteem, a dense gloom of sorrow was cast over
              all, and many were the expressions of genuine sympathy for the bereaved mother, sisters and brothers.
              Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Dexter, the father having preceded her to the grave a
              number of years ago, dying in June, 1905. She was about 42 years of age and was born on the Greeley Hill,
              in Red Cloud district, where she died on the 18th inst. Miss Dexter was a teacher by profession and in her
              chosen calling she had no superiors. For a number of years she was a member of the Mariposa County Board of
              Education and served in that official capacity with that interest, fidelity and ability so characteristic
              of her in all her work. She is survived by a mother on whom she bestowed at all times a true and loving
              daughter's devotion. Besides her mother to mourn for their irreparable loss, she leaves two sisters and
              four brothers; Mrs. Marion Dehl of Red Cloud, Mrs. Christian Peterson of Hornitos, Roland B. Dexter, George
              E. Dexter and John L. Dexter of Red Cloud. Fresno Saw Mill July 9th, 1877, Annie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
              Joseph Dick aged about 2 years. Mariposa Gazette, July 14, 1877


              DICK, Johnnie
              Mariposa Gazette, May 20, 1899
              (submitted by Tom Hilk)

              Another Good Indian.

              The Indian known as Johnnie Dick was killed last Sunday at Sweetwater by Aleck, another of the dusky race.
              There seems to have been but three Indians present at the time of the killing and the stories of the
              remaining two are conflicting.

              Although the law makes it a crime to sell Indians liquor these three
              evidently found a means of procuring intoxicants for they were all more or less under the influence of
              liquor at the time.

              Aleck came to town on Monday morning and gave himself up to the Sheriff. He claims that the killing was an
              accident and that while sitting on his horse holding his rifle it was accidentally discharged, the bullet
              striking Dick under the right arm and ranging inward and downward evidently passing below the heart but did
              not come out.

              Sheriff Prouty and Coroner McElligott repaired to the scene of the crime and finding the dead body of the
              Indian near Clark's mill, the Coroner held an inquest over the remains. The jury held Aleck responsible for
              the killing and he is now in jail awaiting his preliminary examination.

              The deceased Indian was a quarrelsome Indian and last year, at Wawona, he attempted to kill another Indian
              but only shot him in the heel. A warrant for his arrest was issued but he had up to the time of his death
             succeeded in keeping out of the way.

              Mariposa Gazette, July 14, 1877
                Annie DICK

              (submitted by W Disbro)
              DICK-Fresno Saw Mill July 9th, 1877, Annie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dick aged about 2 years.

Mariposa Gazette, September 11, 1897

A Fatal Accident.

On Wednesday of last week while S. W. Dickinson and family were camped at Fish Camp; on their way home from an outing in the Yosemite Valley, Herbert D. Dickinson the seventeen year-old son of S. W. Dickenson undertook to shoot a .38-caliber cartridge out of a .45 caliber pistol. The young man pointed the pistol at a can and snapped it several times in his effort to explode the cartridge but the cartridge did not explode. He then pointed the pistol towards his forehead and saying good bye girls pulled the trigger. Instantly there was a report and the young man fell to the ground and expired almost instantly. The bullet took effect between the eyes and entering the brain produced instant death. While the pistol was held with the muzzle inclined downward the small .38-caliber cartridge would enter the large barrel of the .45-caliber pistol and the striking pin would not reach the cap, but the moment the pistol was turned with the muzzle elevated the cartridge slipped back within reach of the striking pin and was exploded.

The deceased was a native of Merced county and his remains were taken there for interment. The funeral took place on Sunday last.
                  NOTE: They have spelled Dickinson two ways in this article.
transcribed by Tom Hilk

              DODSON, S. P.
              October 31, 1891 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              A Sudden Death.

              Last Monday afternoon between 3 and 4 o'clock. Mr. T. J. WILCOX of White Rock found the body of Mr. S. P.
              DODSON of Bridgeport, lying besides the road near the home of Wesley HELM. Mr. DODSON was on his way to
              Merced, and had been met by several persons along the road, all of whom had spoken to him, but none of them
              noticed anything wrong with him. He had stopped to rest and eat his lunch, when, apparently, a sudden
              attack of heart trouble overcame him, and death must have been instantaneous, as there was no trace of even
              the slightest struggle. Mr. DODSON was an old settler of Bridgeport, having lived there nearly, or quite
              thirty years. He was a quiet, inoffensive man, and attended to his ranch and stockraising, giving very
              little trouble to anyone. His son and daughter living in San Francisco, were sent for immediately. The
              funeral took place at Bridgeport, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

              Unknown person
              Mariposa Free Press, Aug 15, 1864
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              JOHN DOE- Unidentified Body

              Dead Body Found.- An inquest was held Sunday last on a body of a man found on a mountain about three miles
              from Mariposa near the ranch of D.C. ASHWORTH. Dr. KAVANAUGH, the Coroner, informs us that from
              appearances, the man had been dead five or six weeks. Deceased was a dark complexioned man with dark auburn
              hair, and was dressed in dark lead colored cassimere pants with small raised check- white silk pocket
              handkerchief with red border, and light brogans without socks. A black slouched hat with two triangular
              holes cut in the crown, was lying by his side, not much worn. A double bladed knife was the only other
              article found upon his person. Death was caused by a shot though the lower jaw and escaping through the
              crown of the head. From appearances, two or more balls had passed through the head, which was much
              lacerated. Appearances indicated that the deceased was shot while lying on his back.- It was the opinion of
              the jury that he committed suicide. No weapon was found on or about his person.

              DONAHUE, Daniel

              April 15,1865 Mariposa Free Press
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Death from Violence.- Coroner's Inquest.- A coroner inquest was held on the body of Daniel DONAHUE, who
              died in the town of Princeton last Monday night. The verdict was that the deceased came to his death by a
              blow upon the head from a pistol, inflicted by Thomas KETTLES.- Deceased was a native of Ireland, about 26
              years of age. The blow was struck in a quarrel which occurred about two months ago. KETTLES, who was under
              bond for his appearance at the next term of the court, was re-arrested.

              September 30, 1882 Mariposa Gazette
              (Submitted by W Disbro)

              At New Years Diggins, Mariposa county, Sept. 24,1882, Robert DONLSON, a native of Mass., aged 64

           DOWNEY, Edward
              October, 26, 1867 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by Steve Miller)

               At Larigan's Ranch, Mariposa County, Thursday October 17th 1867, Edward DOWNEY of Consumption aged 51
              years, a native of Belfast, Ireland.
              (Australia and Belfast papers please copy)

           DOWST, Alvin Joseph
              April 8, 1893 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Alvin J. DOWST Dead.

                   Alvin Joseph DOWST, who has been suffering for several years with that dreaded disease, consumption,
              died at the home of his mother, Mrs. W. B. DOWST, in this city on last Thursday evening about 6 o'clock,
              and was 36 years old at the time of his death.
                   "Al" DOWST as he was familiarly called was a genial fellow, and had a host of friends who will be
              pained to hear of his death. He was a native son of California and was born in Stockton. The deceased
              leaves a mother, sister and two brothers to mourn his loss. - Merced Express

DOYLE, Jacob
Stockton Daily Independent
Monday, 27 May 1872

DIED -- near Skeleton's Ranch, Mariposa county, May -- [blank as written],
Jacob DOYLE, a native of Missouri, aged about 40 years.
  Transcribed by Dee S

              30 Aug 23,1877, Mariposa Gazette

              (submitted by William Disbro)
           Cornelious DOYLE killed in Benton Mills tunnel disaster

              Cornelious DOYLE.  Lived but a hour after being removed from the debris. Funeral at the Catholic Cemetery

DCT from the Recorders office, Hall of Records Mariposa, CA

Book   3   page 107

Louis Druding,  dod  April 9, 1937  At his home near Cathey's Valley
sex:  male    race:  white   marital status:   widowed
spouse:  Ida Sayers Druding
dob:  May 2, 1857    bp:  Penna
age  79 yr  11 mo   6dy
occupation:   cook
father:  Francis Druding     bp:  Penna
mother:  unk             bp:  unk
length of time in Co  15 yr    in State  27 yr
inf: Wm Sayers  Cathey's Valley
burial:  Cathey's Valley Cemetery
embalmer:  Lucian A Seavy
funeral director:  Tiscornia, Ivers and Alcorn,  Mariposa
Medical:  since 3/25/37   last seen  4/8/37
cause:  chronic Myocaritis
phys:  J. S. Webster, MD,  Mariposa, CA
transcribed by Steve Miller

              December 5, 1874 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              In Mariposa, December 4th, Thomas G. DUFF, aged 42 years. Native of Washington (DC)

DUKES, Martin Peter
Fresno Bee, Monday, Jan 30, 1939
Mariposa (Mariposa Co.) Jan 30- Martin Peter Dukes, 20, a resident of the Green Mountain district, died yesterday afternoon shortly after he suffered a gunshot wound in his chest just below the heart. Sheriff J J Castagnetto, Coroner Walter D McNally and Distort Attorney Louis Milburn termed the shooting accidental.
Dukes and his nephew, James Harris, 13, were gathering wood near the Dukes home and the .22 caliber rifle they hd taken with them was leaning against a rock.  Dukes told his nephew to pick up the gun to start home, and as the boy reached for the weapon his foot slipped on a rock and gun was discharged.
Members of the family called Dr. W. Allen from Raymond, who , with the assistance of Judge Ralph Stout, Louis cavagnaro and Ira Chapman,  neighbors, carried the wounded man to the house. He died a half hour after the shooting without regaining consciousness.
Dukes is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Dukes of the Green Mountain district; his father George A. Dukes of El Portal; three sisters, Mrs. Cleo Staley of Kansas, Mrs. Alas Jones of Mariposa and  Mrs. Margaret Harris of Long Beach, and a brother, George M. Dukes of San Pedro.
He was a native of Yakima, Wash., and had lived in California fifteen years.
Funeral arrangement are being made by the Tisccornia -Iver & Alcorn Funeral Home. cferoben

              Mariposa Gazette, Saturday, April 12, 1902

           Mrs. Dulcich Gone.

              Mrs. Eliza Dulcich died at Hunter's Valley Tuesday at an advanced age. For the past thirty years Mrs. Dulcich had lived at Hunter's Valley, where she was
              universally loved and respected for her many womanly qualities. She leaves a husband, George Dulcich, and one son. She was the sister of Jas. Spagnoli of
              The funeral was held at Hornitos Thursday morning and was largely attended.

              Mariposa Gazette

              April 18, 1902
              Adelia, wife of Geo. Dulcich, died at her home in Hunters Valley ò 1902, of cancer Deceased was born in Switzerland January 1, 1852, came to California in August
              1875 and was married to Mr. Dulcich the following year. She was devoted wife and mother, and had the respect of all who knew her. She leaves a husband and
              one son; also a brother, J. Spagnoli of Hornitos, and had three sisters who still live near the old homestead in Switzerland.

             Merced Express, Sat Jan 17, 1914.
              (contributed by Sharon Dulcich)

              Death of George B. Dulich, aged 74 years, died at the home of his son, J. B. Dulcich, in this city early
              Sunday morning. Deceased came to Calif. from Austria in his early manhood and for the past 25 years has
              lived on a farm near Hornitos until ill health forced him to retire several months ago. Since that time he
              has resided with his son in this city. The body was taken to Hornitos Monday for burial.

DULICH, George
Fresno Bee, July 7, 1925
Mariposa (Mariposa Co)  July 7- A verdict of suicide has been returned here by a coroner's jury investigating the death of George L Dulich, 24, whoe head was blown off by a shotgun charge near his home in Hunters Valley. Dulcich was said to have been in ill health for some time.
Witnesses testified Dulich left his home with a double-carreled shotgun and went some distance from the house to the scene of his death.  Both barrels were fired into the chin at short range, literally tearing the head from the body
Dulich was a native of Mariposa County, survived by his mother, two brothers and a sister. The funeral was held in Bear Valley

Merced Sun Star, May 20, 1986
Mariposa- Graveside funeral services for James J Dulcich, 90. will be held today at 2 p.m. in Mariposa Cemetery.
Mariposa Masonic Lodge 39 will conduct services for Mr. Dulcich who died at his home here Saturday.
Born May 20, 1895 in Hunters Valley, he was a cattle rancher until 1927.  He then moved to Mariposa where he owned and operated the Mariposa Telephone Exchange and Gann's Soda Fountain.  He later opened the Butterfly restaurant and grocery.  He retired in May 1984. He and his wife, Marjorie Dulcich, were married for 56 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Clifford Dulcich of Porterville, and Jimmy Dulcich of Mariposa; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to the John C Fremont Foundation Fund or the John C Fremont Volunteers would be appreciated by the family.  cferoben


              DUMARS, Anna M.
              July 20, 1878 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Anna M, wife of our well known townsman, T. DUMARS, died this morning. She has been in declining health for
              several weeks past, yet it was hoped that the vigor of comparative youth would repel the advances f the
              ruthless destroyer, but she was doomed to pass away. Deceased was a native of the Pacific coast, being born
              in Agua Frio, California, December 8th, 1852, consequently was not yet twenty-six years of age. Her amiable
              and most estimable disposition warmly endeared her to the hearts of all who knew her, and a large circle of
              friends deeply sympathize in the sad bereavement of the husband and little one she leaves behind. The above
              announcement was clipped from a Virginia City paper of recent date, and sent to one of our town ladies,
              Miss Lizzie COFFMAN, who handed it to us for further notice. The deceased mentioned was the eldest daughter
              of Mr. and Mrs. James M. KETTON, who it will be remembered were among our oldest citizens, living in Bear
              Valley prior to their departure, some eight years ago, for Virginia City. At the time the great fire
              occurred in Virginia City a few years since, Mr. KETTON was accidentally killed by the falling of a wall
              occasioned by the fire. He was a boss miner for the Mariposa Company, upon the Fremont Grant, for many
              years, and was a man well thought of by all who knew him. Anna, was a great favorite among a large circle
              of friends and acquaintances that inhabited Princeton and Bear Valley during her childhood, and there are a
              few left yet, who will deplore the untimely loss of their early friend and associate, and none more so,
              that her near and dear friend, Miss Lizzie COFFMAN, whose boon companion she was from infancy to womanhood,
              a period of eighteen years.

              DUNCAN, Henry Louis
              Dec. 20,1879 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)
Henry Louis DUNCAN, a young man highly respected by all who knew him,
he was chief support and protection of his aged parents- and brothers and
under him. This is the second son of the bereaved parents who has
yielded to the same disease. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the
community and intimate friends- who may come to learn the sad calamity that has
befallen the aged parents and the remaining children...... The other death is
that of Thomas      
Matthews, who we made mention of in last weeks paper, as having met
with a accident in the Washington mine, by which his leg was broken- besides
fractures and bruises about the body. The services of three of the most
skillful surgeons-physicians were in attendance upon him, but all human
skill and
attention could not save him. He had been at the Washington mine about
seven months; and was characterized as being a man of sobriety-
highly respected by all who knew him. The deceased leaves a sister and
a mother at home in Cornwall, England, whose support was derived from
this dutiful son            
and brother. They too in common with many, have met a irreparable loss.
This sad news to communicate to a doting mother and hopeful sister
several thousand              
miles away, who so far distant, were unable to bestow a tear and
parting kiss upon the brow of him they so dearly loved- now silently laid away
in the tomb,
which grief has yet to come.

              Mariposa Gazette, June 19, 1875
           Charles Walter DUNCAN
              (submitted by William Disbro)

              At White and Hatch's old ranch, Mariposa County, June 16th, 1875, of typhoid fever, Charles Walter DUNCAN, aged 16 1/2 years. The deceased was a native
              of Illinois, but latterly of Kansas. He is said to have been a young man of much promise. It is an irreparable loss to his family and friends.

              Mrs, Martha Duncan

              Mariposa Gazette Saturday, April 24, 1920
              (submitted by T. Hilk)

              Well Known Lady Buried at Usona a former resident of Usona, this county passed away at the home of her
              daughter Mrs. DUNNUIN, in Richmond last Thursday. Mrs. DUNCAN was aged 87 years, 8 months and 21 days at
              the time of her death. She lived many years at the DUNCAN home at Chowchilla (now Usona) where a large
              family was born and reared. To this old home the body was taken and placed beside that of her husband in
              the family plot last Sunday. The remains were followed to their last resting place by many relatives and

           Henry Louis DUNCAN
              December 20, 1879 Mariposa Gazette

              DUNCAN- Chowchilla, Mariposa County, December 16th, 1879, of typhoid fever, Henry Louis DUNCAN son of Mr.
              and Mrs. Wm. B. DUNCAN, aged 25 years, native of Illinois. Henry Louis DUNCAN, a young man highly respected
              by all who knew him, he was the chief support and protection of his aged parents- and brothers and sisters
              under him. This is the second son of the bereaved parents who has yielded to the same disease. The family
              have the heartfelt sympathy of the community- and intimate friends- who may come to learn the sad calamity
              that has befallen the aged parents and the remaining children.

           Willie DUNCAN
              Mariposa Gazette, August 18, 1887
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              In Mendocino County Cala. August 5th, 1877, Willie DUNCAN, son of  Jocob and M.C. DUNCAN, and grand son of George and Malinda COUNTS, aged 17
              years and 2 month.

              W. B. Duncan,
              Mariposa Gazette Saturday, April 12, 1902
              (submitted by Tom Hilk)

              One of Mariposa County’s oldest and most respected citizens passed away at his home at Chowchilla Tuesday.
              He had been in poor health for some time, but his death was unexpected. Mr. DUNCAN was a native of
              Illinois, aged 73 years. For the past thirty years he lived at Chowchilla. He leaves a wife, five
              daughters, Mrs. F. S. CLOW and Mrs. Ida CATHEY of Mariposa, Mrs. W. H. DUNNING of Chowchilla, Mrs. I.
              STOCKTON of Ventura county, and Mrs. T. SMITH of Fossil, Ore.; and three sons, N. E., W. B., and J. L.
              DUNCAN. The funeral was held from the family residence Thursday. Many friends attended to pay the last
              tribute to the respect of the departed.

           DUNNAWAY, Newton
              November 19, 1892 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W. Disbro)

              Death of Newton DUNNAWAY.

                   The many friends of this young man will be shocked to hear of his
              sudden death, which occurred in New Mexico, on November 12th. His death
              was occasioned by a horse falling on him. Mr. DUNNAWAY was born and
              raised in Cathey's Valley, this county, and was an exemplary young man.
              He had been engaged in buying and shipping hogs from Merced to Southern
              points, and last left Merced on Oct. 12th. His parents and brother live
              in Cathey's Valley.

              January 6, 1866

              Found Dead. A Frenchman by the name of DURAND, residing at French Camp, was found dead on Wednesday morning
              last, near his residence. He died from exposure and excessive use of liquor Deceased was formerly barkeeper
              at the old French restaurant, and was a competent business man, but latterly had become a habitual
              drunkard. His case is but one among thousands who owe their moral, intellectual and physical ruin to
              intemperance. Dr. GRANDVOINET, Coroner, summoned a jury on the same day, and a verdict was rendered that
              the deceased came to his death by exposure and intoxication, and that he was a native of Vierzor, France,
              aged about 33 years.


              February 17, 1894 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              In San Francisco, February 10th, 1894 -  Mrs. Nancy B. DWIGHT, beloved mother of Jewett W. ADAMS and Mrs. D. K. MEACHAM, a native of Vermont, aged
              79 years and 3 month. The lady will be remembered by the old residents of Bear Valley, as she, at one time resided there, and was greatly beloved by all. She was
              a cultured New England woman, and made her influence keenly felt throughout the mining town. Her son Jewett ADAMS, was long and favorably known here,
              and has since leaving Bear Valley, been Governor of Nevada.


           DWYER- In San Francisco
              November 10, 1883 Mariposa Gazette
              (submitted by W Disbro)

              November 5th, 1883, John DWYER, aged 46 years, a native of County Limmerick, Ireland. Deceased was a early
              resident of this County.


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