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Date: Sun Jul 22 13:10:15 2001
Name: Celia Wetherell
Email: wetbuzzard@aol.com
SURNAMES: MANSFIELD
Qrytext: Crystal Mildred MANSFIELD: Cyrstal Mildred the nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert MANSFIELD, died Sunday morning of complication of diseases of which spinal meningitis was paramount. The little one was ill for several days, but no amount of parental care and doctor's skill could save her from the grim monster Death. The interment took place yesterday, from the family residence. (Printed in a Del Norte County Paper Obituary listing dated the year 1910.)
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Date: Sun Jul 22 13:12:54 2001
Name: Celia Wetherell
Email: wetbuzzard@aol.com
SURNAMES: MANSFIELD
Qrytext: Earnest Flae MANSFIELD - November 1912 Tuesday evening Death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. MANSFIELD and took from them their beloved son, Earnest, who had been in failing health for the past three months. Death came as a result of a complication of diseases that led up tp Bright's Disease. Earnest was born in Crescent City 7 years, four months and 9 days ago, and up to the time of his death, with the exception of one year spent in Southern Oregon, had known no home but that one in this city. Until that fatal day last August when Death stamped him a victim, there was no brighter nor loving little boy in Crescent City. He had just started his second year in school and his fond parents were proud of the future that his work bespoke for him. Today his place in a poppy home will be made forever vacant, and there is no human loss that makes a home so desolated as the losing of a child. We met the little fellow but a short time ago when he was being hauled down the street in a go-cart by his father. He was at that time thought to be improving, and, in fact, out of danger, but the improvement was but temporary. The funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the family residence on Ninth street. The Argus extends the sincere sympathy of a host of sorrowing friends to the parents and other relatives in their great loss.
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Date: Sun Jul 22 13:15:41 2001
Name: Linda Nichols
Email: famtree51@yahoo.com
SURNAMES: HENKE---MARINER---MARTIN
Qrytext: Robert Henke (1936-1999) Died March 24, 1999 in Crescent City, CA. Born June 14, 1936, in Southern California to Helen and Robert Henke. Survivors include: Mother, Helen Mariner of Alturas Brothers, Ray, Frank and David of Southern California Sister, Marion Martin of Bridgeport, OR Obituary appeared in 'The Daily Triplicate' Wednesday the 31st of March 1999 in Crescent City, CA, Del Norte County, California.
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Date: Sat Feb 22 13:33:50 2003
Name: Beth Rasmussen
Email: txbeth@bwoodtx.com
SURNAMES: BARBOUR
Qrytext: Feb 16,1953 Funeral services for Mrs Minnie Barbour of Crescent City, who died Monday, Feb 16, will be held tomorrow, Friday, at 2 p.m. from the Roeder funeral home. Mrs Barbour had been a resident here for the past 14 years. The Rev. Don Chase will officiate at the rites with Lennis Fike as soloist, followed by Eastern Star committal services at the IOOF cemetery. Mrs Barbour was the grandmother of Elsie Adolph, Newburg, Ore., John P. Barbour of McMinnville, Ore,m and James F. Barbour, now in the armed forces serving in Korea, and the mother-in-law of Mrs. Percy Barbour, Newburg, Ore. She also leaves four great-grandchildren.

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Date: Sat Mar 8 22:28:10 2003
Name: Leslie Chapman
Email: khanjehgil@presys.com
SURNAMES: CUTLER HANSEN MCNAMARA MILLER
Qrytext: December 10, 1947 clipping found in a old letter......

Crescent City. [Nov. 22, 1937?] Nicholas T. Miller, native of Crescent City and life-long resident here, died at his home on J. street Sunday morning. [21 Nov. 1937?] Services are to be held at the Miller home at Fifth and J. Street tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at two o’clock, with Rev. Hugh A. Huddleson, officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery under the direction of the Roeder funeral home. Miller was a brother of Albert B. Miller, Joseph Miller, Mrs. J. J. McNamara, Mrs. Richard Hansen, and Mrs. T.B Cutler all of Crescent City and was the uncle of Miss Marion Cutler of Crescent City.

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Date: Thu May 1 08:23:37 2003
Name: Lowell Mengel
Email: Lincoln_LM@yahoo.com
SURNAMES: GRIFFIN, MENGEL, CHAMBERS
ObitText: Dorothy Marie Griffin Mengel, her father was Russell R. Griffin (born in Crescent in 1900), her grandfather was Eustace Raynor ("E.R.") Griffin, long-time employee of Hobbs, Wall & Co. (1893-1924), former Mayor of Crescent, and a Del Norte County Supervisor. Her grandmother was Mary Annetta ("Nettie") Ward Griffin, sister of James Leo Ward, and C. Roy Ward.

Tuesday, April 22, 2003 -
Dorothy Marie Griffin Mengel

Dorothy Marie Griffin Mengel died April 21, 2003, in Eureka, California, at the age of 82. She was born in Crescent City on April 12, 1921 and had been a resident of Eureka since 1930. Her Griffin and Ward great-grandparents settled on the Mendocino Coast about 1865 and had moved to Crescent City by 1893. Her Zerlang great- grandparents settled in Eureka and Fairhaven about 1871, and her grandfather, J. Thomas Fraser, Sr., arrived in Eureka from Nova Scotia and Minnesota in 1889.

Dorothy graduated from Eureka High School in 1939. As a young woman she was active in Beta Sigma Phi and a member of Eastern Star. She was president of the Eureka Dance Club, and president of Martha-Mary Guild of Christ Episcopal Church. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother, a Camp Fire Advisor, served four terms as president of the Eureka DeMolay Mother's Club, was on the Guardian Council of Eureka Bethel of Job's Daughters, belonged to the Humboldt County Historical Society, and to the Eureka Republican Women. Dorothy worked many years at the Eureka Recreation Department skating rink, was chief clerk of the former Eureka Justice Court, and operated a child care business until she retired. Her hobbies were bridge and reading, and she enjoyed her large family very much.

She married Lowell S. Mengel on December 2, 1939. He died January 15, 1993, after fifty-three years of marriage.

Dorothy is survived by her sons and their wives, Lowell S. Mengel II of Eureka, Ward M. and Christine M. Mengel of Fortuna, Russell R. and Donna L. Mengel of Eureka; her daughter and son-in-law, Marie A. and Timothy D. Cochrane of Eureka; her daughter-in-law, Patsy Newmaker and her husband Paul of Scotia; her grandchildren, Russell R. Mengel II and his wife Anna of Santa Maria, Robert S. Mengel and his wife Alicia of Eureka, Jana Marie Cochrane of Eureka, Laura A. Cochrane of San Francisco, Carl M. Mengel of Fortuna, Karri A. McCarty and her husband Christopher of Eureka, Dorothy L. Chambers and her husband Kelton of Fortuna, Rebecca E. Cochrane of Santa Barbara, Michelle E. Mengel of Eureka, and Jennifer Marie Mengel of Eureka; her great-grandchildren: Natasha A. Mengel of Santa Maria, Jacquelyn P. Mengel of Santa Maria, Haylee K. Mengel of Eureka, Kaden John Chambers of Fortuna; and numerous cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her youngest son, John Samuel Mengel in 1988; her grandson, Dennis M. Mengel in 1978; her father, Russell R. Griffin in 1951; and her mother, Elizabeth Fraser Griffin in 1978.

A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, Fifteenth and "H" Streets in Eureka, at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2003, with Rev. A. James MacKenzie officiating.

Private interment will be at Ocean View Cemetery. Dorothy's family wishes to thank the staff of Sunbridge Granada Center for having provided her with seven years of loving care.

Because of Dorothy's lifelong love of reading, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Humboldt Literacy Project, 427 "C" Street, Suite D, Eureka. CA 95501. URL:
 
 

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 9:32 PM
SURNAME: WALL, MAGRUDER

Oct 1909, Grizzly Bear, which was the Official organ of the Native Sons of the Golden West, and the Native Daughters of the Golden West. Each month they would list the members who had died recently:

Mrs. Margaret Wall,  who came across the plains in 1846, died at Alameda recently.  Mrs. Wall was a daughter of Theophilus Magruder, who was born on the site of the capitol at Washington, D.C.  She was a native of Illinois and when 13 years old crossed the plains with her parents, who came to the Pacific Coast by way of the old Oregon trail.  Before leaving Oregon and crossing the line into California the emigrant party had numerous conflicts with the Indians.  After her marriage Mrs. Wall and her husband located in Crescent City, Del Norte County, but then went to Alameda twenty-three years ago.  Four sons and three daughters survive

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Date: Thu Jan 22 04:19:43 2004
Name: BILL MILLER
Email: JAM13@HOTMAIL .COM
SURNAMES: WILLIAM EARL MILLER
ObitText: WILLIAM E MILLER OF CRESCENT CITY DIED JAN 6,2004 HE WAS PROCEADED IN DEATH BY HIS WIKE BONNIE WHO DIED IN 1999. MR MILLER WAS BORN MAY 10, 1924 . HE SERVED IN THE MARINES . HE HAD 4 CHILDREN LYNN BECKETT, KAREN KING, BILL, AND GREG

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Date: Wed Feb 18 08:10:53 2004
Name: Lois Eckley
Email: jeckley@fbconnectu.net
SURNAMES: ENDERT,CHILDS,THOMAS,HOOD,BOYD,DOHERTY,
ObitText: FINAL RITES HELD FOR AGED PIONEER LADY WEDNESDAY Funeral services were conducted at the Foursquare Church onn Pacific Avenue on Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Eliza Jane ENDERT, who passed away on Monday, March 5th. The deceased who was 91 years of age had beenill for the past several months and had been confined to her home at the Dodge Inn on Second Street. Mrs. ENDERT was a well known resident of Del Norte county, having lived here since she was a young woman. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edna P. CHILDS of Crescent City, and the following grandhcildren: Bennett THOMAS of San Rafael; Mrs. Jessie HOOD, Santa Rosa; Mrs. Pearl BOYD,Sacramento;Mrs. Violet DOHERTY, Cresent City;Jack THOMAS, Mexico City, Mexico and Richard CHILDS, U.S. Army Interment was at the IOOF cemetery.
SOURCE: Del Norte Triplicate, March 7, 1945
 

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Date: Wed Feb 18 10:15:05 2004
Name: Lois Eckley
Email: jeckley@fbconnectu.net
SURNAMES: CASE,TAYLOR,ENDERT
ObitText: Funeral Services For Mrs. Case Tomorrow Mrs. Elizabeth CASE, a resident of Del Norte County for the past 18 years, where she has made a host of friends, passed away at the home of Mrs. E. J. ENDERT here Thursday, October 17th, as the result of complications of old age. Miss Elizabeth TAYLOR was born on July 9, 1845 at Lowell, Michigan, and resided there with her parents for some time, later coming to California, where she was married to Mr. CASE. They later came to Crescent City, about 18 years ago, where the family has since made its home, Mr. CASE passing away about 13 years ago, while an adopted son, Elwin CASE also passed away in this city. Mrs. CASE has made her home here with her sister,Mrs. E. J. ENDERT, who is the only surviving member of the immediate family. The funeral will be held from the L. R. Black funeral parlors on Saturday afternoon, October 19 at two o'clock.
SOURCE: Del Norte Triplicate: October 18, 1929

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Date: Sat Feb 28 23:49:14 2004
Name: Site Coordinator
Email: famtree51@yahoo.com
SURNAMES: TILLER, ANDUS, WILSON, RALSTON, BARNEY
ObitText: Owen Tiller passed away Feb 10, 2004
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Date: Sun Feb 29 23:00:03 2004
Name: David Berry
Email: pookah@sonic.net
SURNAMES: BERRY, JONES, BRAY, MOORE
ObitText: Newspaper Obituary for Rebecca Elizabeth MOORE BRAY b. Aug. 31, 1862, Wisconsin or Michigan, d. Dec. 20. 1896, Crescent City. (Name of newspaper unknown, probably Del Norte Record) Died. Rebecca Elizabeth BRAY. Rebecca E. BRAY, wife of R.D. BRAY, died suddenly last Sunday night, December 20th, at 11o'clock, at their home on 6th and K streets in Crescent City. She was seated by the stove in the sitting room at the time talking with her husband, when suddenly she called in agonized tones for water. Her husband quickly brought her a drink. She took one swallow and fell to the floor unconscious. Mr. BRAY supposing that she had fainted, lifted her from the floor and placing her upon a couch attempted to restore her to consciousness. His efforts proved unavailing. Thoroughly alarmed he hurried to a neighbor's for assistance and sent a messenger for a physician. Returning home with kind neighbors every effort was made to restore the unfortunate woman to consciousness, but it soon became apparent that she was beyond human aid. The doctor upon his arrival soon confirmed their terrible fears. Death had been instantaneous. Ever since the birth of their last child, something over a year ago, Mrs. BRAY had been in feeble health, and during the past month had complained of illness quite frequently, but on the day of her death she seemed greatly improved, and on that very afternoon had said to her sisters, Miss MOORE and Mrs. William HAMILTON, who visited her, that she felt very much better. At five o'clock they left her in the best of spirits, and went to their homes. She attended to her usual duties after her sisters left and not once during the whole evening, up to the time of her death, did she complain of pain or unusual illness. Her sudden death has proven a terrible blow to the bereaved husband, and in this his hour of grief the deepest sympathy of the community goes out to him and to the motherless little ones. Rebecca Elizabeth BRAY was a daughter of W.H. and Priscilla MOORE, both deceased, who came to Del Norte in 1874 and resided here up to the time of their deaths. She was born in Michigan a little over 34 years ago and was one of a family of five children. In 1874 she came with her parents to Del Norte and in the fall of 1882 was married to R.D. BRAY, engineer in the mills of Hobbs, Wall & Co. in this place. Five children, the fruits of that union, survive her. The youngest is but a babe in arms. Besides husband and children, Mrs. BRAY leaves two sisters, Miss Jessie MOORE and Mrs. Wm. HAMILTON of Crescent City, and three brothers, one of whom, Dale MOORE, resides in Crescent City. G.J. MOORE, another brother, lives in Eureka, and there is a third brother in Michigan - Ed. MOORE. The funeral took place from the Methodist Church at 3 P.M. Wednesday. The church was filled to overflowing with sympathizing friends. Rev. C.F. COY, the pastor, delivered an impressive sermon, and held out to the bereaved ones the hope that beyond the grave through the mercy of Him who died for men they might be reunited with the loved one whom they mourned if they would but believe. A choir feelingly rendered some appropriate selections, and the friends of the deceased having taken one last look at her face, the march to the grave in Odd Fellows cemetery was taken up. There, the mourning firends of her girlhood and womanhood gathered round, all that was mortal of Rebecca Elizabeth BRAY was committed to the dust. The deceased was a member of Rebekah Lodge, No. 96, and the members of that order attended her funeral in a body.
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Date: Sun Feb 29 23:05:23 2004
Name: David Berry
Email: pookah@sonic.net
SURNAMES: BERRY, BRAY, JONES, MOORE, VAUGHAN
ObitText: Obituary for Richard Dyer BRAY, b. March 9, 1853, St. John's Point, Co. Donegal, Ireland; d. Aug. 16, 1933, Crescent City, CA at age 80 (not 82 as stated below. Also note that the name LANZ should be LENZ) Del Norte County Triplicate, Friday, August 18, 1933: PIONEER CITIZEN SUCCUMBS AFTER LINGERING ILLNESS Another of Crescent City's prominent and beloved residents passed on this week, when Richard D. BRAY, 82 (sic) years of age, and for more than 50 years a resident of this city, passed away after a lingering illness. Mr. BRAY, who had been failing rapidly of late years, had been confined to his home for the past few months, and death was not unexpected, which occured on Wednesday morning. For more than 40 years of his residence in Crescent City, Mr. BRAY was employed by Hobbs, Wall & Co. but retired several years ago from active work. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel BRAY of this city; two sons, Roland BRAY of this city, and Tom BRAY of Linwood, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. George BERRY of Berkeley; Mrs. George LANZ (sic) of Sawtelle; Mrs. Clifford BEDWELL of San Francisco, and Mabel BRAY of Berkeley. Mr. BRAY for many years was one of the leaders in civic work in Crescent City, and was known by practically every resident of the county, all of whom were grieved to hear of his death. Funeral services for Mr. BRAY will be held from the Roeder Funeral Home here tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 3 o'clock.
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Date: Sun Feb 29 23:10:37 2004
Name: David Berry
Email: pookah@sonic.net
SURNAMES: BERRY, BRAY, JONES, MOORE, VAUGHAN
ObitText: (Obituary for Maria R. VAUGHAN JONES, b. dec. 14, 1837, Peoria, IL; d. June 6, 1926, Crescent City, Del Norte County, CA. Date and source unknown, probably Del Norte Triplicate. Transcribed verbatim) FALL FATAL FOR OLDEST SETTLER Mariah Vaughn JONES was born in Peoria, Ill. December 14, 1837, and departed this life June the 6th, 1926, aged 88 years, 5 months, and 22 days. In 1852, she with her parents, in company with a number of families from Illinois, crossed the plains by ox team and settled near Oregon City, Oregon Among those making up the caravan was a young man of sterling worth, with whom she became intimately aquainted on the long journey across the prairie, and the boy and girl friendship thus begun blossomed into a deeper affection that carried them to the altar in the year following, and on September 25th, 1853, Miss Maria VAUGHAN became the girl bride of Martin Van Buren JONES. Mr. and Mrs. JONES removed from Oregon to Crescent City immediately following their marriage in the fall of 1853, and were among the first settlers of this region. Conditions in and around Crescent City were such, that less sturdy stock than that from which these youthful pioneers were sprung, would have been discouraged and returned home to their folks, but not so with these young trail blazers. Though surrounded by an appalling wilderness in which creatures of the wild still predominated, and where the Indian was little better than a savage, they stayed to hue out of this primevial forest a home for themselves, and to lay the foundations for a civilization that was destined to bless all future generations. Mr. and Mrs. JONES, union was blessed with eight children, five boys and three girls, all of whom were born in Crescent City, and all survive their mother except two older boys, Charles and Cyrus, who with their father preceeded her to the better land several years ago. To add to the trials and hardships of her already burdened life, she was left with this large growing family to care and provide for alone -- Mr. JONES being taken from her in 1885, -- but as all who knew her can attest, she proved equal to the task, and has given to the world a family that is spoken of with honor wherever they have been known. Mrs. JONES had been in poor health a long while, and through her children have importuned her to give up her little home up on H Street and come and make her home with them where she could be cared for in her declining years, she has persistantly refused, and would not even allow any of them to stay with her, fearing to be a burden upon them. The independence that was forded upon her at the death of her dear husband, dominated her mind in all her later life. She was happiest that way, and though her dear daughter, Mrs. ELLSWORTH kept constant watch, and stood ready to provide very care, and to supply every need, yet knowing her mother’s disposition and what she would like most, she did not seek to break down those characteristics that had been woven into her nature by those earlier years of self reliance, but wisely refrained from any show of ministry that would cause Grandma to feel that she was a burden in any way. Last Saturday morning, while making her way from her bed to the kitchen using a chair to steady her tottering steps, she fell and dislocated her hip. Finding it impossible to relocate the bone with out the use of anasthetics they were applied and while under their influence she slipped away from us. She leaves three sons, Quincy, Martin and Walter, and three daughters, Mrs. Clara HENDERSON of Oregon, Emma ELLSWORTH of this City, and Dolly RIDGLEY of Seattle Washington, besides numerous grandchildren, one brother, Stuart VAUGHAN of McMinnville, Oregon, and a host of relatives and friends bereaved by her loss. Mrs. JONES was a great-great grandmother, being survived by several great-great grandchildren.
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Date: Sun Feb 29 23:13:22 2004
Name: David Berry
Email: pookah@sonic.net
SURNAMES: BERRY, BRAY, JONES, MOORE, VAUGHAN
ObitText: Del Norte Triplicate January 26, 1917: Thomas J. T. BERRY Thomas J. T. BERRY was born in New Oregon, Iowa, on January 2, 1858, and died at his home at Berteleda, in Del Norte county, California, on January 17, 1917, aged 59 years and 15 days. He grew to manhood in Iowa, coming to Del Norte county some thirty-five years ago, and has taken an active part in business and political affairs. He represented the First district in the Assembly for a number of terms and was always a prominent and active participant in movements for the advancement of the city and county. His name will always be associated with the history of Del Norte county. He leaves to mourn his loss a devoted wife, one brother, a much loved son and daughter and countless personal friends throughout the county and state.
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Date: Tue Mar 2 17:39:11 2004
Name: Lois Eckley
Email: jeckley@fbconnectu.net
SURNAMES: CASE, TAYLOR,ENDERT
ObitText: The funeral service of Darias Maples CASE, was held at the Dodge Inn, at 2 p.m. April 24th, conducted by A.F.W. WALTERS. A large concurse of relatives, friends and neighbors being present and many floral pieces spoke in the high esteem of the deceased. The Scripture of Revelations 2:10 was taken as a foundation of the funeral address. In illustration of the life Darius Maples CASE, faithfulness, to life's great responsibilities was truly exemplified, a trustworthy servant indeed. Born in Penn. Dec. 30, 1840, moved to Iowa, where he met Mrs. Elizabeth TAYLOR to whom he was happily married, more than fifty years ago. A resident of Iowa nearly all his life, till two years ago last Oct. when he came to Crescent City. He leaves to cherish his memory, a dearly devoted widow and one son, Elwin CASE, whom most of the citizens know, besides one brother in Indiana, and one sister in Iowa. In the past D. M. CASE was a member of the Baptist Church and while he was in his late years not identified with any church, yet he could say that his faith was in Christ, as the Saviour of our World. It was last Christmas that he replighted his marriage vow on the ocassion of his Golden Wedding; it was indeed a beautiful sight to have the honor of seeing him delight in that event, surrounded by so many and close friends; his indeed was the faithfulness that honors and contributes to the divine ideal of the home, that makes a noble citizenship. A.F.W. Walters P.C. Obituary for Darius Maples Case April 24, 1914 URL:

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Date: Tue Mar 2 17:48:30 2004
Name: Lois Eckley
Email: jeckley@fbconnectu.net
SURNAMES: CASE, ENDERT, PATCHIN,
ObitText: DEATH ENDS SUFFERING OF WELL KNOWN CITIZEN Elwyn C. CASE, whom nearly everyone knew as "Allie," passed away Wednesday, December 19,1923, at the home of Mrs. John ENDERT, after an illness of many months. He was born at Shell Rock, Iowa, 47 years ago, and had resided in Crescent City for the past twelve years. He is mourned by three half-sisters, Mrs. John ENDERT, Mrs. Amelia PATCHIN, and Mrs. Elizabeth CASE, the latter being his foster-mother; and his widow, Mrs. Annabel CASE. He is also survived by two daughters by a former marriage, one residing in Chicago, and the other in Waterloo, Iowa. "Allie" made a valiant battle to regain his health. He spent several months at Adams Station, and for a time it was hoped that he was winning his fight, but whn he suffered a relapse some time ago the odds against him proved too great. He was brought to town a couple of months ago and has been (unreadable), since which time he received the care of tender and loving hands, but to no avail. Many friends will long remember his unvarying kindess and pleasant nature. He was laid to rest Thursday in the I.O.O.F cemetery, the services being conducted by the Oddfellows lodge.
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Date: Mon Jul 19 20:19:41 2004
Name: David Malfavon
Email: malfavon3@charter.net
SURNAMES: LARRY ALLEN MCGHEE
ObitText: Larry McGhee passed away July 20,1983 while driving on HWY 199. Larry was born on January 31, 1963 in Crescent City at Seaside Hospital. He was 20 years old at the time of his death. Funeral Services were held Saturday, July 23, 1983 at 11:00 a.m. at the IOOF Memorial Cemetery in Crescent City. Surviving Relatives Mother:Shirley Sanders Father:Arthur McGhee Brothers:Steven McGhee and David Malfavon Grandmother:Mildred Crain Numerous other relatives
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Date: Wed Sep 29 21:40:48 2004
Name: DOLOROS LEISTRA
Email: LEADITE93@MSN.COM
SURNAMES: GEORGE RUSSELL BURTON
ObitText: HE IS MY UNCLE AND HE DIED IN DEL NORTE ON JULY,19,1959
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Date: Fri Oct 22 18:11:59 2004
Name: April Robinson
Email: aprilrobinson199@msn.com
SURNAMES: WARD, BOATMAN, ROBINSON, LOPEZ, FRYE, RICHARDS, LUND, BUCK
ObitText: Billy Jay WARD, at the age of 24, passed away on October 1st, 2004 at St. Mary's Hospital, Palm Beach County, FL. due to injuries from a car accident. He had resided for the past year in West Palm Beach, FL. Born in Crescent City, California, the beloved son of April Boatman Robinson and the late Lewis Ward. Billy loved to fish and had been a commercial fisherman, licensed amateur radio operator, an avid off-road enthusiast with his Jeep, a computer geek, and was a Christian. He had great reverence for the rivers, mountains, and beaches of Del Norte County. Survived by his Mother April BOATMAN ROBINSON of West Palm Beach; Sisters Lucretia BUCK of Lake Worth, Florida and Amber WARD of Klamath; Grandparents Helen BOATMAN-CARLSON of Medford, Oregon, B.J. WARD and Pat PROCTOR of Klamath, Sue WARD of Crescent City; Great-Grandmother Dorothy LOPEZ FRYE WILLIAMS of Crescent City, two Nieces, numerous Uncles, Aunts, Counsins, and friends. Preceded in death by his Father Lewis WARD, Grandfather Clyde BOATMAN, Aunts Ada LOPEZ RICHARDS and Pennie WARD LUND, and Step-Grandfather Hugo CARLSON, of Del Norte County, California. Safe lodging, a holy rest, and eternal peace at last. Visitation will take place at Wier's Mortuary Chapel on Friday, October 15th, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Services will be held on Saturday, October 16th at 11:00 am at Wier's Mortuary Chapel with internment to follow at the Howonquet Indian Cemetery in Smith River, California. Following internment, the family invites all to share in celebrating Billy's life at a gathering at the Elk Valley Rancheria Community Cneter at 2298 Norris Ave., Suite B in Crescent City.
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Date: Tue Nov 2 00:58:22 2004
Name: Thomas Joaquin Darby
Email: SierraTomDarby
SURNAMES: HUFFORD/BABCOCK/OLIVERA/DARBY/MIDDLETON
ObitText: Margery Ann Olivera (DARBY) Middleton, born September 10, 1940, Eureka, California. Died June 13, 2002, Arcata, California. She Attended Del Norte High School and worked for her parents at the the 777's Club in the town of Klamath. Margie as she was known, married Thomas Darby, then a n A1C in U.S. Air Force at Requa. They were reassigned to France in 1956, where their first child Thomas Joaquin was born. They returned in 1962, having been assigned to Mather AFB in Sacramento, California. It was there that there second child Adam Maynard was born. They moved to Klamath in time for the Christmas flood. They has two more children, Deirdre Marie and Marcy Jean. Margery worked for several years at the Tress of Mystery until she filed for a divorce. She later moved to Fortuna, California hwere her family originated and eventually married Delmar Middleton. She is preceded in death by her grand-parents, Jenny May Babcock-Hufford and George Washington Hufford, her parents Gertrude Hufford-Olivera and Joaquin Luis Olivera, former husband Thomas Junior Darby and Husband Delmar Gene Middleton.
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Date: Tue Nov 2 01:17:40 2004
Name: Thomas Joaquin Darby
Email: SierraTomDarby@AOL.com
SURNAMES: DARBY/ARNE
ObitText: Thomas Junior Darby was born April 4 1933, Fort Dodge, Iowa to Agnes Arne and Thomas Edward Darby. He passed away in Tulsa on July 21, 1995. He had made his home in Klamath, California for several years having been assigned to the 777th Radar Squadron as an Air Policeman in the late 1950's and early 1960's. He later retired from civil service as the Requa Air Station was closed in the early 1980's due to budget cuts. He married Margery Ann Olivera of Rohnerville, California in Reno, Nevada on September 24, 1956 and together they raised 4 children in Klamath. At various times in his life he was the president of the PTA at Margaret Keating Elementary School, Cub Scout Master, Commander of the local VFW, Fire Captain and Fire Chief of the Yurok Volunteer Fire Department prior to moving to Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by both his parents and uncle Brigader General William Orlando Darby. He is also considered a family member of one of Crescent City's founders, Peter Darby.
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Date: Tue Nov 2 01:28:42 2004
Name: Tom Darby
Email: SierraTomDarby@AOL.com
SURNAMES: TIGARD/BERGMAN
ObitText: Patrica Ann Tigard, age 18, wasborn in Sacramento, and found dead October 12, 1976 in the Gasquet, California area. She had been a resident of Del Norte county for 7 years and made her home on Moorehead Road, Fort Dick, California. She is survived by one child, Jessie W. Tigard, Crescent City. She is the sister of Toni Bergman, Timothy Bergman and Terry Bergman all of Crescent City, Cremation services were held in Eureka, California, Memorial services will be conducted on October 29, 1976, 11 a. m. at Wier's Chapel
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Date: Tue Nov 2 01:30:38 2004
Name: Tom Darby
Email: SierraTomDarby@AOL.com
SURNAMES: TIGARD/BERGMAN
ObitText: Patrica Ann Tigard, age 18, wasborn in Sacramento, and found dead October 12, 1976 in the Gasquet, California area. She had been a resident of Del Norte county for 7 years and made her home on Moorehead Road, Fort Dick, California. She is survived by one child, Jessie W. Tigard, Crescent City. She is the sister of Toni Bergman, Timothy Bergman and Terry Bergman all of Crescent City, Cremation services were held in Eureka, California, Memorial services will be conducted on October 29, 1976, 11 a. m. at Wier's Chapel ( This young lady was murdered, her body left along Hwy 199, her murder remains unsolved)
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Date: Thu Jun 9 23:02:37 2005
Name: Linda Nichols
Email: famtree51@yahoo.com
SURNAMES: Thuemler
ObitText: This is just a test
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Date: Fri Jun 24 22:57:27 2005
Name: Mary Childs
Email: kwilliams@onlinemac.com< BR> SURNAMES: CHILDS
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Date: Sat Sep 24 13:02:14 2005
Name: iola Johnson
Email: T41176@aol.com
SURNAMES: JOHNSON
ObitText: SSG THOMAS JAMES JOHNSON b. 4 November 1976 In Crescent City, CA d. 31 July 2005 in Charlottesville, VA Staff Sargeant Johnson entered the US Army 7 Mar 1976 and served on Active Duty for 7 years. He reenlisted in the Army Reserve 10 April 2000 and was ordered back to active duty 2 April 2004. 21 November he successfully fulfilled requirements for 96B, Intelligence Analyst Course. Most recently he was activated for one-year tour with the 5025th and volunteered to support the National Ground Intelligence Center Counter- Improvised Explosive Device Targeting Program (CITP) mission and was assigned to the Biometrics Team.At the time of his death, he was awaiting deployment in September as the noncommissioned officer in charge of the CITP, Fusion Cell Forward. SSG Johnson's military awards include, Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defence Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal (2nd Award, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer's Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Nato Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device. SSG Thomas James Johnson is survived by his Wife, Heidi, his son, Brian Edward Johnson of Colorado Springs, CO; his parents, Edward and Iola "Ikey" Johnson of Gilchrist, OR; Sisters, Marion Mouser Smith, Juliana Stephens Smith McFarland, Rhonda Thurman, Teresa Taylor, Karen Dalton; Brother, Gary Johnson. He is also survived by numerous neices and nephews.
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Date: Wed Oct 18 23:14:33 2006
Name: Michael Scarbrough
Email: michelle988765@hotmail.com
SURNAMES:
ObitText: Michael Gilbert Scarbrough Jr. Was born in fontana califoria 1986. He died july 9, Michael was a resident of Delnorte county for 8 years. Him and 2 other friends went off a steep embankment off of routy creek road . The car rolled end over end several times . Michael was ejected from the back window . He died of blunt head trama. He was pronounced dead at 3:50 AM. He was took'in To weir mortuary. He rest at crescent city's cematary. He is survived by Mother Dena, Father michael,Brother mark david daural,James, Sister michelle,melissa,kayla
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Date: Thu Oct 19 15:55:32 2006
Name: Shirley Uhl
Email: mydearshirley@hotmail.com< /A>
SURNAMES: UHL,ADAMS
ObitText: Franklin Stone Uhl died January 30,2006. He was born Sept 5,1926 near Macon,GA. He had made his home on the CA/OR line with enough acreage to allow room for all of his family. He was the father of Shirley Ann 57 of Augusta,GA,Franklin Stone 56 of Grants Pass, Dixie Stone 55 of San Rafael,CA, Marston Stone of FL 54, Stormy who passed away in 1991?, Dianna Stone 53 Gasquet, Floyd Stone 39 Gasquet, Carole Stone 37 Gasquet. His beloved wife passed away Sept 2004. Frank's life was lived with gusto. He loved knowledge and attended law school, was a real estate broker, restaurant owner and an antigue owner and buyer. He left behind many grandchildren who loved him for his generosity and his knowledge..he gave them something to espire to. The one who loved him the most was the one he left behind in Georgia...his first born child Shirley who did not find out about his death until almost 9 months after he had passed away...and to make it worse it was by accident. Frank Uhl was born Franklin Stone Adams..he was adopted by his stepfather when he was 8. His sister Shirley Jean of FL passed away in 1997.
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Date: Fri Feb 2 13:20:41 2007
Name: Andy Bruland
Email: spaukus@yahoo.com
SURNAMES: HANDY
ObitText: CARROLL W. HANDY Carroll Wilbur Handy, a Del Norte County resident for the past 12 years, died Friday in a Crescent City convalescent hospital at the age of 88. Mr. Handy, a native of Aveca, Iowa, was a retired donkey engineer and a member of Masonic Lodge 259, Skykomish, Wash., Crescent Redwood Grange, AARP and Senior Citizens Friendship Club. Surviving are sons William T., Bellingham, Wash., and Ernest D., Friday Harbor, Wash., daughters Arlene Handy, Crescent City, Gladys Wilson, Snoqualmie, Wash., and Georgina C. Smith, Port Gamble, Wash., nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. Services were Monday. The family asks that contributions be sent to a favorite charity. URL:

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Date: Tue Feb 20 01:22:06 2007
Name: Brenda Frey
Email: bdyer88@hotmail.com
SURNAMES: DYER
ObitText: Albert Taylor Dyer passed away from cancer on June 22, 2006. He is survived by his wife Patricia A Dyer- who served as President of Del Norte County School board, And his daughters Kristina Dyer and Brenda Dyer-Frey. He was a kind patient man. A wonderful husband and the best father. We loved him dearly.
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Date: Tue Feb 27 18:44:14 2007
Name: E Burton
Email: jaxsearch@hotmail.com
SURNAMES: BALL, BRUNK, WAGNER
ObitText: Del Norte (California) Triplicate, Friday, 18 April 1933, p. 1, c. 6: David Ball, well known resident of Del Norte county for many years, passed away at his home on the Radio Road Tuesday, August 15, as the result of old age, and illness attendant with his condition, being 71 years of age at the time of his death. The funeral will be held from the Roeder funeral home on Friday (this) afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock, and a large attendance of friends and relatives are expected to pay their last respects. Mr. Ball had resided in Del Norte county for more than half his life and for several years conducted the Ball Cash Grocery on Pacific Avenue, which he recently disposed of, and has since been more or less confined to his home on account of illness. He is survived by two sons, Henry C. Ball and Harry D. Ball of Humboldt county; two brothers Robert Ball of Kelso, Wn., and Edmond Ball of Arcata. Mr. Ball was also the grandfather of Mrs. Ina Brunk and Elsie Wagner, both of this city.
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Date: Tue Feb 27 18:46:25 2007
Name: E Burton
Email: jaxsearch@hotmail.com
SURNAMES: BALL, BRUNK, HECKATHORNE LINDILLE, SIMPKINS, WAGNER
ObitText: Del Norte (California) Triplicate, Friday, 30 September 1932, p. 8, c. 1: A pioneer resident of Crescent City passed away early this week when Mrs. Mathilda Elizabeth Ball, 69 year old lady of [t]he Pacific avenue section passed away as the result of a sudden heart attack. Mrs. Ball had suffered from heart trouble for some time and the end was not unexpected due to her age and weakened condition as the result of a long period of time. The funeral is to be held Friday afternoon from the Black funeral home with Rev. J. Freelen Johnson in charge while the Rebekah Lodge of which Mrs. Ball was a member will conduct the graveside services and special music. Mathilda Elsie Heckathorne was born at Silver Lake, Indiana, April 24, 1863, and came with her parents at the age of ten years to Eagle Point, Jackson County, Oregon, where she was raised and educated. On December 10, 1882, she was married at that place to David Ball. In 1893, Mr. and Mrs. Ball moved to Arcata, Humboldt county, where they lived until 1912 when they began their residence at Crescent City, where they have since resided. Mrs. Ball leaves to mourn her demise her husband, David Ball, a son, Harry D. Ball, two granddaughters, Mrs. Paul Brunk and Mrs. Russell G. Wagner, all of Crescent City; a son, Henry C. Ball of Kelso, Washington, and a grand-daughter, Mrs. Isabelle Lindille, who resides at Dollsville, California. She leaves also a sister, Mrs. Jennie Simpkins, who lives at Aurora, Oregon; three grand-children and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ball was a Presbyterian and a member of Delta Rebekah Lodge in Crescent City. She lived a truly Christian life and was dearly loved by all who knew her well. Her relatives have the sincere sympathy of a host of friends of the deceased.
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Date: Wed Nov 14 20:04:06 2007
Name: Unknown Girl
Email: valoie@bellsouth.net
SURNAMES: Unknown murder victim
ObitText: I am looking for information about an unsolved murder which happened about 1966-1970. It has been made known to me that a dentist's son murdered a young girl that lived in the Beresa tract who was sent through some bushes to buy groceries and the murder was never solved. According to sources, the dentist washed his son's clothing and destroyed the knife used in her murder and the murder was never solved.
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Date: Thu Dec 13 15:23:18 2007
Name: Jessie Luis
Email: Loulou@hotmail.com
SURNAMES: Darby/Olivera
ObitText: Thomas Joaquin Luis Olivera DARBY died at his home in Spanish Springs, Nevada on December 7, 2007. He was 47 years old. Tom was born in Chateauroux, France, July 20, 1960. He was raised in Klamath, Calif., attending school at Margaret Keating Elementary and Del Norte High School. He graduated from high school in 1978. After high school, Tom joined the U.S. Air Force and served an Environmental Health Technician, later earning certificates as a Paramedic and Flight Medic. He later became a Pararescueman while stationed at F.E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, WY. He later left the Air Force, volunteering for the U.S. Marine Corps and earned his badge as a Hospital Corpsman. He served with this branch until his honorable discharge in 1985. During high school, Tom first became interested in radio broadcasting in 1977. He worked for various radio stations in Northern California and Northern Nevada, where he earned recognition from the Nevada Broadcast Association. The organization inducted him into the hall of fame in 2000. After retiring from the broadcast business in 2002, Tom returned to school full-time. By late 2003, he had earned a doctorate degree in Theology, with a minor in History from Global University, Springfield, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth and son, Kyle Thomas, both of Spanish Springs. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margery Ann Olivera Middleton, June 2002 and father Thomas Junior Darby, July 1995. As per his request, Tom was cremated and his ashes divided into four- parts. They were spread in the redwoods near his childhood home, the Black Rock desert near Spanish Springs, near his mother's resting place in Eureka, Calif., and at Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Okla., by his fathers gravesite.
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