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Below you will find a complilation of obituaries gathered from various newspapers throughout Placer County. If YOU have an obituary for a Placer County resident and would like to addit to this collection, please contact the county coorinators.

Lincoln News-Messenger, 5-1-1914

This community was inexpressibly shocked and pained last Saturday to learn of the sudden and entirely unexpected death of L. C. Gage at his home in Fruitvale. He worked Friday and went to bed as usual, sleeping well. In the early morning when his wife tried to awaken him, he was beyond earthly aid. A doctor was hastily called, but he had passed into that sleep which knows no waking. In the death of L. C. Gage, the Fruitvale district loses one of its very best and most influential citizens – a man who was closely and actively identified with the beginnings and development of this beautiful and rich fruit district tributary to Lincoln. Mr. Gage was born in Sacramento 59 years ago and was one of the early-day printers on the old Sacramento Union long before "copy" was fed to the greedy maw of the type-setting machine – an early-day "comp", to use the vernacular of the "pioneer print" of today. Mr. Gage was wont to grow reminiscent in talking with the writer of his early life amid the scenes of the old-time cases and fumes of printer’s ink and lamp black. Subsequently, Mr. Gage became a successful school teacher and was principal of several schools in Placer and other counties. Later he engaged in farming in Fruitvale, his occupation at the time of his death. Mr. Gage always took an active part in educational affairs and was elected a member of the Lincoln Union High School Board when the district was formed, a position he continued to hold and at the time of his death he was president of the Board. He was a most faithful, honest, and conscientious member of the Board, never missed a meeting, and the splendid high school Lincoln now has is largely the result of his mental industry and faithful efforts. He was an honest, upright man, a good neighbor, true friend, and kind and indulgent husband and father – a man who commanded the respect of all sects and classes of people, as the large attendance at his funeral fully verified. He leaves a wife and four children; three sons and one daughter. The funeral was held Monday from his late residence, Rev. John Brereton officiating. The high school was closed Monday out of respect to his memory, and there were many floral pieces in token of loving remembrance from the students of the high school, the faculty, and many friends and neighbors.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 7-24-1929
Joseph Gall, Age 63, Is Buried Monday

The funeral of the late Joseph Gall was conducted by Broyer & Magner Monday at 2 PM from the St. Rose Catholic Church with Father O’Sullivan officiating. Burial took place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Sacramento. Gall was a native of Germany and was 63 years of age when he died. His wife, Louise, died several years ago. He had been employed most of the last 20 years at the Butler Market, making his home in Roseville. Grief over the death of the late William Butler, Jr. was partly the cause of his sudden stroke early last Thursday morning, death at the Auburn Hospital following the same day. He leaves two sons, Edmund of Oakland and Joseph of Richmond, and a daughter, Mrs. Edith Reigelhuth of Marysville.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 2-23-1927

Phillip Gambach was born in Baltimore, Maryland, July 17, 1860, and passed from this life at Sacramento, California, February 17, 1927, being 65 years and seven months of age. As a boy of six years, he accompanied his parents to California, locating in Sacramento, where he continued to live for about fifteen years, when he went to Shasta County, returning after several years. For several years, he was a resident of Roseville, being employed by the Standard Oil Company where his efficient services were greatly appreciated, as they were likewise with the Southern Pacific during most of his manhood days in the capital city. For a considerable time in Shasta County and in Fair Oaks, California, he devoted his attention to agriculture, in which he took a keen delight. On July 3, 1897, he was united in marriage with Miss Henrietta Bitzel of Sacramento, this happy union being blessed with one daughter. To him, home life came first, and in its maintenance he was active and devoted. Naturally kind and sympathetic, a good neighbor as well as a loving father and devoted husband, he will be gratefully remembered. Quiet and unassuming, it was his delight to help others in any way possible. In being held in high esteem by his fellowmen, he proved himself worthy of every confidence. In continuing at his accustomed duties until recently when his health began to fail, he manifested a friendly interest in the public welfare and greatly cherished the blessings of the home that was ever his to enrich. In his removal, a severe loss has been sustained, while the memory of his deeds will ever be a solace to those who had known him. Besides his bereaved widow, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Fred Kuhlman of Sacramento, and many friends whose lives were happier for his association. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the chapel of James R. Garlick, Sacramento, Rev. T. H. Mee officiating. Interment was in the family plot in the city cemetery where friends from far and near placed many floral offerings in loving friendship that grew stronger with the passing days.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 11-30-1878

Died - At Dutch Flat, November 27th, 1878, M. S. Gardner, aged 63 years. Deceased was a pioneer of Dutch Flat and was for many years largely interested in the mines and water rights in Placer and Nevada counties. Mr. Gardner was one of Placer’s most prominent citizens, a gentleman universally esteemed for his many moral and social virtues. He leaves a very interesting family with whom our people join in mourning his loss.

GARMIRE, Mrs. Martha E.
Colusa Sun, 11/18/1926

Services Held - Funeral services were held Sunday at Meridian for Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Garmire, who died at the Weimar sanitarium last Friday. J. D. McNary & Son had charge of the burial.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 9-25-1929
John B. Garrity, 84, Last of Civil War Veterans Is Buried

John B. Garrity, an old and highly respected resident of Rocklin, passed away at his home Friday noon, September 20, after an illness of less than a week. Mr. Garrity was a native of New York State, aged 84 years, 8 months, 28 days. He was a Civil War veteran and a Southern Pacific pensioner, having worked as a machinist at both Rocklin and Roseville shops. His happy, genial nature and sterling character made for him a large circle of friends throughout the county who sincerely mourn his passing. Services were held from the late residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. T. H. Mee of Sacramento officiating. Members of the veterans’ organizations had charge of the services at the grave and composed the firing squad. Taps were sounded by Star Scout Willard Geyer of Troop No. 1 Boy Scouts of Roseville. Interment was in the Rocklin Cemetery. John B. Garrity enlisted in the Union army in 1863. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant June 10, 1865. He moved to Rocklin in 1879, bringing new locomotives to California and entered the Rocklin shops of the Southern Pacific as foreman. In 1910, two years after the shops were moved to Roseville, he was placed on the pension roll. He served as city clerk of Rocklin when that town was the largest city in Placer County. For several years he had been a prominent figure at Memorial Day observances as the last of Rocklin’s Civil War veterans. He is survived by his widow, Jane W. Smith Garrity, to whom he was married at Rocklin in 1884. Among the former Rocklinites who were here Sunday to attend the funeral of the late John B. Garrity were:  Engineers Wright and Trott, Mr. and Mrs. C. Soule, Mrs. Jennie Harter of Sacramento, George Prescott of Reno, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pendergast of Sacramento, George West, Guy Lukens and Orrin Lowell of Auburn, and a large number of Roseville friends.

Marysville Daily Appeal, 04/30/1871

At Iowa Hill, Placer county, March 8th, Thomas Garrity, aged 42 years and 2 months.

Lincoln News-Messenger, 11-21-1913
Victim of Dog Dies

What is said by physicians to be the worst case of hydrophobia discovered in years occurred in Auburn Sunday morning when Peter Gasperi of Lincoln died a tragic death, suffering untold agonies to the last minute. Gasperi, an Italian quarryman who was well known here, was taken ill less than two days previous to Sunday. Symptoms of hydrophobia developed, and Dr. Hyde rushed him to Auburn where everything known to the medical world was done for him. He was violent and suffered every minute until death relieved him of his agony. Sixteen days ago, he pried the jaws of a little pet dog open, and it is the theory that he became infected through a cut in his hand. The dog had acted queerly for some time, and Gasperi was doctoring it all the time. Scientists of the University of California, together with Drs. Hyde and Fay, will examine the man’s brain to determine the effect of the germs on human beings. He was 57 years of age and leaves a wife and three children. There were, and are, many strong circumstances in connection with this case, and the genuine hydrophobia was probably the cause of Gasperi’s death, at least that is what the physicians, good ones too, say. It is a fact also that Gasperi died a most violent death and did not respond to the most skilled and heroic treatment given him. And it is quite likely that the examination of his brain will reveal germs of rabies. We have never heard of a case of its kind sent to the scientists of the University of California to make any other kind of a report on a case of suspected rabies. It is a singular fact, however, that the sick dog which was treated by Gasperi got entirely well. Of course, this may be ordinary in such cases, or extraordinary. We know nothing about rabies and in any event would suggest that all dogs acting peculiarly be summarily shot. And it’s a good thing that Gasperi’s brain will be scientifically examined, but wouldn’t it be a good idea to have his stomach analyzed too? Perhaps Gasperi died of some other poisoning.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 8-2-1879

A man named E. W. Gassling, aged 53 years, was found dead on the trail leading from Michigan Bluff to the river on the 17th ult. He had been prospecting off and on since July 8, at which time he came from San Francisco. The cause of his death is unknown.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Thursday, 6-6-1985
Genevieve "Billie" Gavis, July 21, 1906 – June 4, 1985

A service is set for Genevieve "Billie" Gavis, 78, at 11 AM Friday at Lambert Funeral Home, 400 Douglas Blvd., Roseville. Pastor Donald Lee of the Orangevale Seventh Day Adventist Church will officiate the service. Interment will follow at the Roseville District Cemetery. Mrs. Gavis died Tuesday in Fair Oaks. The California native had been a homemaker throughout her adult life and was preceded in death by her husband, James Gavis, and her son, Donald Gavis. Surviving are a sister, Bertha Sharp of Orangevale; a brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Katie Rollins of Chico; a niece, Della Palermo of Sacramento; a nephew, Raymond Rollins of Sacramento; and her devoted friends, Tom and Annette Slade of Roseville.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Monday, 7-6-1970

James Norman Gavis, 65, a resident of Loomis for 25 years before moving to Georgetown two years ago, died Thursday in Roseville. He was a native of Illinois and a retired piston engineer at McClellan Air Force Base with 23 years of service. He is survived by his widow, Genevieve (Billy) Gavis of Georgetown; a son, Donald F. Gavis, Nicasco; a brother, George Gavis, Hayward; five sisters, Edna Rose, Frances Sagrus and Helen Felsuris, all of San Jose, Katherine Hall, Oakland and Georgia Parashis, San Jose; and a sister-in-law, Bertha Sharp, Orangevale. Services were today at 2 PM at the Lambert Funeral Home, with the Rev. William Hillard of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Placerville officiating. Burial was in the Roseville Cemetery.

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Saturday, 5-22-1875

Obituary - The following obituary of Mrs. Jennie Gay, wife of Elijah Gay, who died at Ophir on the 20th of last month, we clip from the California Christian Advocate. It is from the pen of Rev. E. H. King:  She was born in the state of New York. Removed with her parents to Dixon, Illinois in 1843. Experienced the power of saving grace at the age of ten years, joining the M. E. Church. Was united in marriage with Elijah Gay in May 1869, who, with a son, now five years of age, father and mother and several brothers and sisters, remain behind mourning, though in hope. Sister Gay was an active and earnest laborer in all church interests. Took special delight in Sunday School work. Was a faithful and efficient teacher therein until prostrated by disease. Her life, whether toiling or suffering, was that of a true Christian. Two years ago, the family removed to California in the hope of obtaining beneficial climate influences. She was a great sufferer but through all was joyful, patient, and uncomplaining. Through grace, her end was peace, victory, triumph.

Roseville Register, 5-12-1910
W. H. George Dies From Result of an Accident

A telegram was received in this city Monday morning announcing the death of W. H. George, well known here as the manager of the Roseville Heights Land Company. While boarding a street car at Melrose, a suburb of Oakland, last Sunday afternoon, he was struck by a passing motorcycle, knocked down, and so seriously injured that he died early Monday morning as a result of the injuries received. The deceased was closely identified with the early development of the new Roseville and has had charge of the Roseville Heights addition since the time it was placed on the market. He was about 51 years old, in the prime of life, active, and a good businessman. Only a few weeks ago, he consented to accept the position of superintendent of agencies for a large syndicate handling extensive real estate interests. He leaves a wife and one daughter.

Roseville Register, Friday, 9-19-1913
Sudden Death of Young Woman - Waitress at the West House Is Victim of Bright’s Disease

Another death probably brought on by the hot spell of weather was that of Mrs. Clara Geroux, who passed away at the Blair residence shortly after midnight Wednesday night. Mrs. Geroux had not been feeling well for the last two days before her demise and only six weeks before having left the hospital where she had been receiving treatment for an attack of pneumonia. Being afflicted with Bright’s disease and not being entirely recovered from the effects of pneumonia, combined with the heat probably caused her death. She went to work at the West House on August 29 and intended to work until the end of this week and then take a rest. Wednesday evening at supper, she went about her customary work and showed no sign of illness until about 6:30 when she fainted in the pantry. She was taken outside under the trees and put in a comfortable position till the arrival of Dr. Woodbridge, who did not think the case as serious as later developments proved. For the benefit of the fresh air, she was kept outside till about 11:30, during which time she seemed to regain consciousness two or three times, and then removed to the Blair residence where she had been staying, and died there about 12:30. Her mother and sister were with her at the end, coming down from Lincoln upon receiving a long distance call. About a year ago, she obtained a divorce from Jack Geroux on the grounds of cruelty. Geroux ran a bowling alley in Lincoln for some time and later went to mining. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tofft of Lincoln, and her brother owns the Tofft Mercantile Co. there. The deceased was aged 27 years and leaves a father, mother, sister, and two brothers to mourn her loss. The remains were taken to Lincoln Thursday at Noon, and the funeral will be held there Saturday at 2 o’clock.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 8-29-1928
Roseville Loses One of its Highly Esteemed Women in the Death of Mrs. J. B. Gibson – Funeral Services this Forenoon at St. Rose’s Church

The many friends in Roseville of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gibson were inexpressibly shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Gibson, which occurred at the Sisters Hospital in Sacramento at 10 o’clock on Sunday evening, August 26, 1928. Mrs. Gibson had been in poor health for several months and was apparently slowly improving. She became suddenly worse last Thursday and was rushed to the hospital where she underwent an operation for appendicitis on Saturday. Mr. Gibson was with her until Sunday evening, when he returned home, leaving her in apparently satisfactory condition, and was shocked upon receiving a message informing him that a turn for the worse had come. Funeral services for Mrs. Gibson will be held this (Wednesday) forenoon at 10 o’clock at St. Rose’s Church where Requiem Mass will be said by Rev. Fr. P. J. O’Sullivan. Interment will be in the Roseville IOOF Cemetery. Agnes Catherine Brady was born in Annapolis, Maryland, in December 1871 and lived there until she was united in marriage with J. B. Gibson twenty-five years ago. Mr. Gibson had come to California several years before and opened a law office in San Francisco. Following their marriage, they lived for some years in San Francisco, coming to Roseville soon after the railroad terminal was moved from Rocklin to this city. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson were closely identified with the progress of Roseville in its transition from a hamlet to a city. Mr. Gibson was Roseville’s first city attorney and has ever since served in that capacity. Mrs. Gibson became a member of the Women’s Improvement Club upon its organization in 1910 and held her membership continuously. Mrs. Gibson was a woman of remarkable charm and sweetness of character; full of sympathy for all and a living testimony of true, lovely womanhood, the personification of kindness and devotion to her husband and friends. The pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. Gibson on Elefa Street was her chief delight and radiated genuine hospitality. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson were more than congenial in their companionship, and their devotion to each other was often commented upon by their friends. The sundering of these ties is a severe blow to the husband and also brings sorrow to many who prized her friendship. Beside her sorrowing husband, Mrs. Gibson is survived by six brothers, James, Ashley, Martin, Theodore, Walter, and Joseph Brady, and two sisters, Elizabeth Brady and Mrs. Anna Wilson, all living in Maryland.

Roseville Press-Tribune, Wednesday, 6-7-1950
Death Calls Guy Gibson, Well-Known Resident

Roseville lost one of its most valued citizens Monday with the death of Guy Randall Gibson in an Auburn hospital. Well known in Northern California through his affiliation with the Southern Pacific Company for many years, Mr. Gibson’s passing will be mourned by a legion of friends. Masonic funeral rites will be conducted tomorrow morning at the Broyer Chapel at 10 o’clock with Rev. Edward Dabritz of the Roseville Methodist Church officiating. Cremation in East Lawn, Sacramento, will follow. Mr. Gibson, a native of Norway, Maine, had resided in this community since 1913 and was 72 years of age at the time of his death. His home was at 200 C Street. Retired from railroad work after service with the plumbing department here in Truckee, Mr. Gibson took an active part in civic affairs. He formerly was a high school trustee, was for many years an active member of the Roseville Rotary Club, and the Masonic Lodge and Rose Chapter 292, Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to his wife, Alice, Mr. Gibson is survived by two sons, Howard Gibson of San Francisco and Randall B. Gibson of Roseville, trainmaster for the Southern Pacific. A grandson, Randall Jr., graduates from high school tomorrow.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 9-26-1928
Pioneer Woman Called by Death Here Saturday – Funeral Services Held Monday for Mrs. Mary Gill Who Came to California in 1854 from Wisconsin

Mrs. Mary Gill passed from this life at her home, 223 Almond Street, Roseville, on Saturday, September 22, 1928, after a year of failing health that culminated in a week of suffering in which every medical skill and solicitous care were bestowed. On November 5, 1849, in the state of Wisconsin, Mary Gill, the daughter of George and Sarah Penman, was born. In company with her parents, she joined the caravan of the covered wagon in 1854 and came to California, locating in Plumas County where she derived her schooling and grew to young womanhood. In August 1867, she was united in marriage with Mr. William Weisman of Butte County, and after a short time she was bereft of her companion with two infants for whom to care. On May 4, 1870, she was happily married to John D. Gill with whom she journeyed until 1902 when he, too, was summoned, leaving a devoted widow and a large family to mourn her loss. The greater portion of her married life was spent in Ophir, Placer County, where she shared the deep sympathy and esteem of many friends. Five years later, she took up her residence in Roseville where the passing years have added an increasing number of those who claimed her fellowship and on whom the benediction of her good life rested. Amid all of her sorrow, trials, and hardships, she retained that steady poise and courage that instilled in others a desire to be better and brought honor to three succeeding generations. Quiet, reserved, and industrious, she added much to the happiness of others, while her beneficent and kindly nature brightened the lives of countless pilgrims of the pioneer and the modern eras. As a dutiful daughter, a thrifty homemaker, and loving mother, she served well her generation in a manner that those who knew her best will be glad to record in life’s best book of golden deeds. The following sons and daughters remain to bless the memory of one whose sacrificial spirit and service will ever be treasured:  William Weisman of Westwood, George Weisman of Fresno, Edward Gill of Monterey, Robert Gill of Pittsburg, and Harry Gill of Roseville; Mrs. Katheryn Daly of San Francisco, Mrs. A. D. Piefer of Willows, and Mrs. Effie Mengers of Roseville; also seventeen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. With these, neighbors and friends join in revering the memory of one whose earthly mission came to a peaceful close on Saturday. Funeral services for Mrs. Gill were held from the chapel of Broyer & Magner on Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Thomas H. Mee, assisted by Mrs. Annie C. King, Mrs. M. C. Hewitt, Mrs. J. L. Boyer, Mrs. A. S. Teal, and Miss Mary Pasold, who sang “Lead, Kindly Light” and “God Be With You ‘Till We Meet Again.” The casket bearers were F. B. Rossi, J. E. Tulley, G. B. Craig, George H. Cirby, G. Del Dotto, and R. F. Watson. Interment was in the family plot in the Roseville Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 4-26-1917
Boy Killed by S. P. Train

Southern Pacific passenger train No. 9 struck and killed little Francis Ivum Giovianni Friday afternoon about 2:30. The accident took place near the S. P. crossing going to the IOOF Cemetery and was purely accidental. It seems that the mother of the boy was on the railroad right-of-way, and that while she was engaged in cutting some grass, the boy wandered onto the track. Noiselessly the train came down the track and before the mother could even realize the danger her boy was in, his life had been snuffed out. Death was caused by a fracture of the skull in the back of the head and with the exception of a small cut on the lip and a bruise on the left temple, the body was not bruised. The funeral was held Monday at 2:30 from the Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. McNaboe making a few remarks, telling of the accidental manner in which death occurred and absolving all of the railroad men from any blame in the matter. The little fellow leaves to mourn his untimely death a father and mother and a sister and brother. The funeral was large attended, quite a number coming from Lincoln and Rocklin.

Lincoln News-Messenger, 9-26-1913
Death of Mrs. Giroux

All that was mortal of Mrs. Clara Giroux was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lincoln, Saturday afternoon following funeral services at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Tofft. Rev. John Brereton made a few impromptu remarks, and hymns were rendered by Mrs. Walter Jansen, Mrs. Frank L. Sanders, Mrs. H. T. Gibbs, and Mrs. C. A. Stoops. The funeral services at the grave were conducted by the Native Daughters of which she was a member. Mrs. Clara Wilimena Giroux was born near Lincoln, December 21, 1881, and died at Roseville, Wednesday, September 17, aged 31 years, 8 months, and 16 days. Mrs. Giroux had been in poor health for a long time, being afflicted with Bright’s disease. Of late, however, she had been feeling better than usual, and her sudden and unexpected death was a great shock to her family and friends. Mrs. Giroux was going about her customary duties Wednesday evening when she fainted, and she never regained consciousness despite the heroic efforts of physicians and nurses, passing away shortly before midnight. Her mother, Mrs. Tofft, and sister, Mrs. Harry Shroeder, reached her bedside before the end came, going down from here on the 10 o’clock motor. Mrs. Giroux leaves to mourn her loss her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Tofft; one brother, J. E. Tofft; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Blamey and Mrs. Harry Shroeder. The deceased was a modest and retiring woman, and her disposition was kind, sweet, and affable. Though not physically rugged, Mrs. Giroux was always willing to tax her energies to the limit in the discharge of her duties in the home, in the neighborhood, and among her friends of which she had many. She occupied a large place in the hearts of those who knew her best and will be sadly missed in the home and from her circle of friends and acquaintances. The many beautiful floral pieces and beautiful exemplifications of fraternity by the ladies of the local parlor of the Native Daughters were deep and tender expressions of loving sympathy, affection, and esteem.

Roseville Register, Friday, 2-13-1914
Death Calls Well-Known Person

Mrs. J. C. Givens, an old-time resident of Roseville and Rocklin, died in Berkeley Thursday of last week and was buried in Roseville Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Givens was a native of Missouri and came to California when she was only thirteen years old. She came to Placer County soon after arriving in California and has resided in this vicinity the biggest part of her life. She has two brothers living in Roseville and Rocklin, Fred and Frank Neff; and has five sons and daughters living. They are Mrs. Ray Meyers of Fruitvale, Mrs. Mary Warmington of Berkeley, Mrs. George Dietz of San Francisco, George Givens of Stockton, and E. F. Givens of Roseville. There are a number of grandchildren and other relatives living. Mrs. Givens was a member of the Rebekahs, and the funeral was largely attended by members of that order, as well as members of the O.R.C. and other railroad orders. Mrs. Givens will be missed by her many friends in Roseville and Rockton, but her death was not all together unexpected as she had been in poor health for some time.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 8-23-1929
Heart Attack Fatal to A. J. Gladding, 71

A. J. Gladding, 71, for 50 years associated with business enterprises in the east bay, died Wednesday of a heart attack at the Hotel St. Mark in Oakland where, with Mrs. Gladding, he had arrived Tuesday night for a brief visit. Early Wednesday morning, Gladding awoke and declared he was feeling ill. A physician was summoned, but before medical aid arrived, he had died. For the last several years, Gladding has resided at Lincoln. He was associated with a San Jose clay products firm, though retired from active business since 1923 when a reorganization of the firm of Gladding, McBean & Company took place. Born in Chicago in 1858, Gladding came to California when 17 years old and in 1875 entered the firm of Gladding, McBean & Company, which was founded by his father, Charles Gladding. From 1875 to 1923, he was actively associated in the business as first vice-president of the concern. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carrie Gladding; three sons, Charles, Chandler and Augustus Gladding, and seven daughters, Mrs. Helen Hogle, Mrs. Dorothy Warmoth, Mrs. Grace Dickey, Mrs. Doris Haas, Mrs. Anita Collett, Mrs. Caroline Vinson and Mrs. L. F. Williams.

Placer County Republican (Auburn), Friday, 1-26-1894
Death of Charles Gladding

A cablegram received at Lincoln on Thursday of last week brought the announcement of the death of Charles Gladding which occurred at Rome, Italy, on the day previous. The news was entirely unexpected and was a shock not only to the people of Lincoln, but also to those of the entire state for Mr. Gladding was known from one end of the commonwealth to the other as the senior member of the great pottery firm of Gladding, McBean & Co., whose works are situated at Lincoln in this county. We have not heard the particulars as to his death, but the cablegram stated that it occurred suddenly while out for a drive. Mr. Gladding had for some years been a great sufferer from asthma, and it was partly on this account that he went on the European trip some months ago from which he was destined to never return alive. The Lincoln News-Messenger furnishes the following synopsis of Mr. Gladding’s life:  Charles Gladding was born in Ontario County, New York, April 28, 1818. His parents died when he was very young. When he was fourteen years old, he went to work on the Erie Canal, and after a few years became the owner of a boat. From New York, he went to Ohio where he was interested in the lime business, and subsequently located in Chicago, Illinois, engaging in the manufacture of sewer pipe. He was residing in Chicago when the war broke out, and during 1861 and the early part of 1862, he devoted much time and money to the raising and equipping of volunteer troops. He was very efficient in the organization of Company K, Seventy-second Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was elected and commissioned First Lieutenant and accompanied the regiment after its organization to Paducah and Columbus, Ky. He took part in the expedition to and the capture of Island No. 10 under General Pope and was afterward assigned to the brigade of General Crocker in the Army of the Tennessee with which he participated in General Grant’s campaign to Holly Springs, Miss., and later in the Lake Providence and Yazoo River expeditions. He also served during the campaign before Vickburg, took part in the final assault on that town, and was present at the surrender of General Pemberton. After this, he made an expedition to Natchez and was in a number of expeditions against guerillas. His service in the swamp of the Mississippi so enfeebled his health that he was forced to resign on September 19, 1863. Early in the spring of 1875, he came to California and while in the state obtained a piece of clay found in the Lincoln coal mine which he took to Chicago. The sample proved suitable for sever pipe, etc., a company was formed, and he returned and established the pottery works the same year under the firm name of Gladding, McBean & Co. The pottery increased in size rapidly under the management of Mr. Gladding, until it became the largest works of the kind west of the Rocky Mountains, its growth and prosperity being large due to his thorough knowledge of the business and never-ceasing energy. The News-Messenger very truthfully adds that in the death of Mr. Gladding, its community suffers an irreparable loss as he was a true friend to Lincoln in every sense of the word; and although he was obliged to devote the strictest attention to his own business connections, he was never so absorbed in self that he could not give liberal support to every worthy enterprise, and it can well be said that he unselfishly laid the foundation for the prosperity which Lincoln today enjoys. He was generous to a fault and always responded freely when called upon for aid for a charitable purpose. Deceased was a member of the Loyal Legion, and of George H. Thomas Post, GAR, and Gold Hill Lodge F&A of Lincoln. He leaves a widow and three grown children—two sons and a daughter—whose sorrow is shared by the public generally.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 12-1-1926

John Glindcamp, who passed away at his late home in Rocklin November 15th, 1926, was one of the oldest residents of this section. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, from which place he came to California in 1852 when 8 years of age and located with his family at Prairie City, a thriving mining town three miles from Folsom. In 1865 he walked, carrying his blankets, from Folsom to the Prosser ranch near the Franklin House on the old Auburn Road. From here for many years, he drove a wagon, delivering meat to the territory where now is located Newcastle, Penryn, Loomis, and Rocklin. He was an expert butcher and is well remembered by all old residents in this end of the county. When Mr. Glindcamp first came to Rocklin, there was but one house there, the Bolton cabin on the Huff ranch near the mineral spring. He was always interested in mining and covered every foot of mining ground in this vicinity during his residence here; less than a year ago he could be seen in Secret Ravine, seeking the elusive gold dust. At the time of his death, he had a contract with the United States Postal Department to carry mail between the post office and railway trains. Mr. Glindcamp was 83 years, 5 months, and 5 days old at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow; a son, George Glindcamp; and a daughter, Mrs. Ester Sullivan of Colfax. The following tribute paid to Mr. Glindcamp by a life-long friend depicts the splendid character and traits of the deceased which endeared him to a large circle of friends:  “In all the years of our acquaintanceship I never once heard him speak ill of any fellow being, nor did I ever hear anyone speak ill of him.”

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 6-4-1930
Pistol Wound Is Fatal to Mexican Shot Here Sunday

Joe Gonzales, a young Mexican who was shot through the stomach here Sunday night by Tom Noyes, colored, died yesterday at the county hospital. A charge of murder will be placed against Noyes, an employee of the stockyards, who made his escape after the shooting and has not been apprehended. The shooting occurred shortly before midnight Sunday at a pool hall at 500 Church Street. Details of the trouble between Noyes and the man he murdered are meager, police officers who investigated the crime reported. Friends of Gonzales said Noyes entered the pool hall and shot the Mexican without provocation. Others, however, said Gonzales first drew a knife. The bullet fired by Noyes entered Gonzales’ body between two ribs, barely missed the heart and came out his back. It was found imbedded in the floor some time later by police officers. After the shooting, it is believed Noyes caught an outgoing train. In the belief that he was soon some distance from Roseville, officers have broadcast a description of him to authorities in other parts of the state. Noyes is described as weighing 205 pounds and about 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Roseville Register, Friday, 7-5-1918
Arthur Gordon Killed by Train at Penryn

Arthur Gordon, well-known brakeman, met sudden death at Penryn Sunday morning when a target switch struck him while he was hanging onto a car, knocking him under the car and the car passed over him causing instant death. Eyewitnesses declare that Gordon was hanging onto the sideholds of a car as is the custom of brakemen and was evidently looking at something between the cars, and having overlooked or forgotten the existence of the target switch, it hit him unexpectedly. The coroner’s jury returned a verdict of accidental death. The body was shipped to Oakland for interment. Funeral services were held at Guy E. West’s Parlors Monday, Rev. Mee officiating. A large concourse of local railroad men and friends took the opportunity to pay a last tribute to a splendid man. He leaves a wife and little baby to mourn his death, besides many relatives and scores of friends.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 1-13-1877
A Shocking Tragedy

Monday last about noon, the community was shocked by the report that Robert Gordon was shot, and inquiry developed the fact that this was too true. He was found in a little arbor in his garden just back of the Argus office, suffering from the effect of a pistol shot through the region of the stomach, the ball having entered the body near the lower end of the breast bone and ranging upward and to the right, coming out some inches to the right of the spine. The weapon which sped the fatal shot was a Colt revolver of very large size and did its deadly work but too well. Mr. Gordon had left the house about 10 o’clock to go to the garden where he often spent considerable time and where he was seen, walking back and forth, as if in deep study, but a few minutes before the occurrence. The crack of the pistol was heard by several persons, but as he was in the habit of firing at gophers and sometimes shot off the pistol for the purpose of cleaning it, no one thought anything of it. Not coming to dinner when it was ready, his wife went to call him, finding him as above stated in the arbor. He expressed his gratification at her arrival, saying he was sick and that he was afraid he would die alone. Mrs. Gordon immediately went for assistance to remove him to the house, not yet having discovered that he had been shot. In a very short time, J. M. White, Jas. Walsh, and others arrived, and in reply to their questions as they were raising him from the ground, told them he was shot and stated in effect that the shot was accidental. He was removed to his residence and medical aid summoned. It was evident that he was suffering severely, and an examination showed that there was no hope for his life. About 7 o’clock the same evening, after several hours of extreme agony, he breathed his last. His brother in San Francisco was telegraphed for, and other relatives and friends hurried to his bedside. The funeral services took place at 10 o’clock on Wednesday morning, the 10th, the remains being interred in the old burying ground. A very large concourse of people followed the body to the grave, business being entirely suspended, and nearly everyone in town showing their respect for the deceased by attending the funeral. At the grave, Hon. J. E. Hale pronounced a brief eulogy over the remains, and no minister of that faith being accessible, E. L. Craig read the burial service of the Episcopal Church. The deepest sympathy was felt and expressed by all for Mr. Gordon’s untimely fate. He had lived for upwards of twenty-five years in Auburn where for all that time he was regarded as a generous, whole-souled man, and where he had made friends of all who met him by the hearty and sturdy honesty of his character. It seems almost incredible that the strong, generous, cheerful man who has so long been a prominent figure on our streets should be so suddenly removed by the hand of death. The first impression, upon hearing the news of the tragedy, was that he had committed suicide. This was strengthened by the fact that he was known to be in financial trouble, and that his difficulties were weighing heavily on his mind. For the purpose of ascertaining the facts in the case, Coroner Swett summoned a jury and held an inquest on the remains on Wednesday morning. The jury consisted of B. D. Dunnam, W. B. McGuire, G. B. Macomb, J. A. Filcher, V. V. Mann, and JC. L. Simons, all well-known and reliable citizens. [Submitter omitted inquest testimony.]

Roseville Register, Thursday, 9-15-1910
Death of an Old Resident

Mrs. C. S. Gould died last Friday at her home five miles west of Roseville at the advanced age of 80 years and 9 months. For the last four years, this estimable lady has been confined to her room with rheumatism, made more severe by her advanced age. She was born in Michigan and came to California about fifty years ago, where she has since resided. About twenty-five years ago, her husband, Isaiah Gould, one of the prominent residents of this district in its earlier history, died. Four sons, all of whom are living survive her; J. O., O. P., J. D., and W. D. Gould. The deceased is well known to all the older residents of this community and by her goodness and cheerful character was loved and respected by all. Many of her old neighbors and friends recall with heartfelt gratitude the numerous good deeds performed by her. In times of sickness or trouble, no one was quicker to respond with words of sympathy and acts of substantial kindness than Grandma Gould. She lived to a ripe old age, and her life was a heritage of which her family and friends deeply revere. To the large circle of bereaved relatives and friends, the sympathy of the whole community goes out. Her remains were laid to rest in Odd Fellows’ Cemetery last Sunday afternoon, and the last sad rites were attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives.

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Saturday, 10-2-1875

Fatal Accident at Boca - Yesterday afternoon while engaged in unloading logs from a log wagon at Boca, a young man named Marshall Gould met with an accident which resulted in his almost immediate death. In unloading, the top log was not coming down readily, and he climbed up to make some change in the chains when the log started to roll and took him along with it. He was instantly crushed and died in ten minutes. He was a native of Maine.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 7-17-1929
Local Man Killed as Auto Drops 100 Feet

Adolph Graen, 51, who stopped occasionally at 408 Riverside Avenue, Roseville, was instantly killed some time Sunday afternoon when his automobile plunged over a 100-foot cliff on the Red Bluff-Susanville highway, four miles from Mineral. The body was terribly mangled as it struck rocks and boulders in hurtling down the steep bank into Battle Creek Canyon. Graen was traveling eastward. Marks on the side of the road indicated he apparently had made no effort to follow the road at this point. It was only by chance that the body was found as the body of the cliff is almost completely obscured from view from the highway. Frank Denny of Westwood happened to see the car at the foot of the cliff as he drove along the road about 6 o’clock Sunday night. He stopped to investigate and then could see the body lying near the wreck. He reported his discovery at Mineral, and Coroner A. H. Fickert was called and took charge of the remains. The body of Graen was brought to the Broyer & Magner Chapel yesterday. L. O. Kinkle, friend of the dead man, is making arrangements for the funeral. He had no relatives in this country, but his mother may yet be alive in German.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 7-6-1878
Man Killed

Yesterday morning at Dutch Flat, George Granger, a saloon-keeper, was shot and killed by J. R. Tracy, a sport better known as “Dick” Tracy. It appears that they had a quarrel over a small amount of money, but it was finally settled when Tracy left the saloon. In a short time, however, he returned and without giving Granger any warning, fired at him three times, the last shot passing entirely through his head, killing him instantly. During the excitement, Tracy made his escape but afterwards returned and gave himself up to the officers.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 10-27-1926
Mrs. E. E. Grant Called By Death Thursday – Well Known Matron Dies In Sacramento – Funeral Held At Rocklin Sunday

The death of Mrs. E. E. Grant occurred in a hospital in Sacramento on Thursday, October 21, 1926, at the age of 36 years, 8 months, and 8 days. Mrs. Agnes Grant was born in Rocklin, where she lived and grew to young womanhood until her marriage with the late Walter E. West. She was united in marriage with E. E. Grant on December 22, 1925. Surviving her besides her husband are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Sheahan of Rocklin; three sisters, Mrs. H. E. Sprague of Roseville and Mrs. O. P. Bradley and Mrs. James Brunson; and one brother, William Sheahan of Rocklin. Funeral services were held from the Catholic Church in Rocklin Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, conducted by Msgr. Rev. Fr. Kiely of Roseville. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery at Rocklin. A large concourse of saddened friends gathered to pay a final tribute to one beloved by all who knew her.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 1-8-1920

James A. Grant of Loomis, who died at the Sister’s Hospital in Sacramento Sunday, was interred from the Rocklin Catholic Church Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with a Requiem High Mass sung by Father Sears, chaplain of the hospital, an old-time friend of the deceased, to whom he administered the last rites of the church before his demise. The funeral was one of the largest ever held from the Rocklin church. Many warm friends from Roseville, Auburn, and every town in Placer County were present. James A. Grant was a man of broad ideals and was a friend to everyone in distress when the occasion should demand it. He leaves to mourn his passing a wife and two married daughters, Mrs. Love of Rocklin and Mrs. Agnes Perry of Roseville. Father McNaboe gave the sermon and paid a glowing tribute to the excellent qualities and noble traits of character which were always exemplified in his long career in Placer County.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 11-29-1879

The man known as "Greek Jim" died at Bath last week from injuries received by a tree falling upon him a few days before at Indian Springs above the Secret House.

Placer Herald (Auburn), 11-19-1892
Death of John Green – Auburn and Placer County Loses Another Good Citizen

John Green died suddenly last Saturday morning at his home in the southern part of Auburn. Mr. Green was sick but a very short time, having voted on election day. It is not known the exact cause of his death, but the supposition is that it was a stroke of paralysis. Deceased was 70 years of age. Mr. Green was an old settler, a good man, and a good citizen. He was a native of Sweden and followed the sea before coming to Auburn. After mining and teaming in this vicinity for some time, he established the old “Crescent City Hotel” and has resided on the premises every since. He was married in 1859 to Miss Leona Fisher. In 1879 his wife died, leaving to the care of her husband eight small children, one of which was soon after laid in the grave with its mother. The rest – William Green of Sacramento, Mrs. N. D. Sickels of San Francisco, and Ferdinand, Tillie, Clara, Hannah, and Eddie – are all living and grown up. Mr. Green leaves behind considerable property, and by his will has named his eldest son William as executor. The funeral ceremonies were held at the family residence last Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Mr. Buxton. The Hussar Band headed the funeral procession to the grave. Here the burial services were conducted by the Chosen Friends, of which order he was a member. Messrs S. M. Stevens, Wm. Dunlap, J. N. McCormick, and Henry Stone acted as pall bearers.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 10-11-1879

Mrs. Sarah A. Green, whose death at Bath on the 7th is announced in another column, was the mother of Mrs. C. C. Crosby. She was buried at the Odd Fellows Cemetery here on Wednesday, Rev. S. H. Todd of the M. E. Church officiating at the grave. The exercises were brief and simple, but impressive. The pall-bearers were six in number, viz: J. T. Kinkade, J. T. Ashley, J. M. White, J. C. Boggs, W. B. McGuire, and Charles Hellwig. The funeral was attended by most of the leading residents of town.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 2-28-1918

William Green died at Sacramento February 24 at the ripe age of 78 years. He was the father of Mrs. Angie L. Routt of this city and leaves to mourn his demise a large circle of friends and relatives. The deceased was a native of Missouri, coming west when a young man and when the west was in need of real men.

Roseville Press-Tribune, 1-23-1980

1907-1908. Haymond Greene, 73, a native of Sacramento and a resident of Loomis for 12 years, died January 21 in Sacramento. He had been a freight agent for the Southern Pacific Railroad prior to retirement. He was a member of the Apostle Faith Tabernacle of Auburn. Survivors include his wife, Della F. Greene of Loomis; a son, Donald D. Greene of Pilot Hill; daughters Shirley Lorrance of Loomis and Sheila Elliott of Roseville; a brother, Preston Greene of Sacramento; and 13 grandchildren. Service will be Thursday at 10:30 AM at Sands’ Foothill Chapel, Loomis, with burial at East Lawn Sierra Hills, Sacramento.

Placer Weekly Argus, Auburn, Saturday, 10-12-1878

S. S. Greenwood, who was reported in last week’s Argus as having received severe injuries by the upsetting of his wagon on the Rattlesnake Road, died at his home last Monday. It is something noteworthy that he has been married three times, his first wife was burned to death and his second wife was found drowned in a spring.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 7-4-1928
Edward Gregory Meets his Death Monday Night When Fire Completely Destroys Gregory Home in Rocklin

The many friends in Roseville, Rocklin, and vicinity of the late Judge John H Gregory and family were greatly shocked and grieved to learn that the youngest son of the family, Edward Gregory, was burned to death in the Gregory home at Rocklin between 12 and 1 o’clock Monday night. Edward had spent the evening in Roseville and with two companions from Rocklin went home about 11 o’clock which was the last seen or him alive. The Gregory home was discovered to be on fire by Mr. Johnson, a near neighbor, who was awakened by the reflection of the flames shining in his bedroom window. When first seen by him, the house was completely enveloped in flames. He spread the alarm, and the volunteer fire department responded. The house and all of its contents were quickly destroyed. The body of Edward, burned beyond recognition, was taken from the ruins, and an investigation was started by Coroner C. B. Hislop, who will probably conduct the inquest today or tomorrow. Edward was between 24 and 25 years of age and was for several years and until a few months ago employed in the M. B. Johnson hardware and furniture store in this city. The mother, Mrs. John H. Gregory, was spending the night in the home of her daughter in Roseville and was prostrated with grief when she learned of the tragic death of her youngest son.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 7-6-1928
Funeral Services for Edward Gregory Are Held Yesterday

On January 16, 1904, in Rocklin, Placer County, California, Edward F. Gregory was born in a family of twelve children, all of whom grew to young manhood and womanhood except two girls who died in infancy, a sister passing away March 8, 1904, after reaching her majority. Being the youngest and having remained under the parental roof, his untimely demise has cast a weight of sorrow that only heavenly grace and time will mollify. After discontinuing his schooling in Rockton where he had always lived, he had been for some time in the employ of M. B. Johnson in Roseville, having previously served with the Dorman Furniture Company until that firm discontinued business. He responded to kindness and enjoyed the sociability of his friends who regarded him as naturally generous. Since the death of his father, the late Judge John H. Gregory, a month previous, he seemed much distracted, which caused no small concern on the part of his loved ones. While mystery shrouds the falling of his earthly tabernacle, the uncertainties of life are intensified as a mother’s faithful vigil bears unerring testimony. Tenderly caring for his every need for more than a score of advancing years, abundant is the consciousness of her dependence on the divine source of consolation. Besides his grief-stricken mother, he leaves the following brothers and sisters, John S. Gregory of San Francisco, Frank D. and Joseph H. of Roseville, and Nathan A. of Rocklin; Mrs. Lena Dias of Loomis, Mrs. Mable Sheehan of Rocklin, Mrs. Alma Coburn and Mrs. Susie Royer of Roseville, and numerous friends in Placer County. The solemn funeral services were held at Rocklin Thursday afternoon under the auspices of the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 337, of which the deceased was a member, assisted by Rev. T. H. Mee of Roseville. The pall bearers were E. Cecchettini, Sulo Hebuck, T. E. Nassi, A. Dolce, J. M. Kelley, and M. Dias. Interment was in the family plot in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Rocklin where many sympathizing friends assembled to lend consolation in an hour of deep grief that was hallowed by the unseen presence of One that abides always, and the fragrance of the floral tributes that speak the common language of the past and prophesy of the future.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 6-8-1928
Last Rites Held for Judge John H. Gregory Wednesday Afternoon – Many Friends Assemble to Pay Tribute of Respect to Beloved Pioneer of Placer County

Funeral services for Judge John H. Gregory, who passed away on Sunday, June 3, 1928, were held on Wednesday afternoon at his former home in Rocklin where a large gathering of friends from near and far assembled to pay a last tribute of love and respect to the memory of one who was universally beloved. The body was brought from Grass Valley, where he passed away, to his old home at Rocklin where he lived for many years. The room in which the casket reposed contained such a wealth of floral tributes as is seldom seen and bore eloquent evidence to the love and esteem of hosts of friends. The services at the home were conducted by Minneopa Tribe of Improved Order of Red Men, of which he had been an active and honored member for many years, and by Rev. C. B. Hurlbut. Rev. Hurlbut had been closely associated with Judge Gregory since the former came here about four years ago, and in his sermon delivered splendid eulogy to the departed as a man true to his convictions, always loyal to his friends and to his country, declaring him to be a patriot of the highest type. At the close of the services at the old home, the funeral cortege wended its way to the Rocklin Cemetery, the ritualistic rites of the Degree of Pocahontas and Red Men were carried out, and the benediction was pronounced by Rev. Hurlbut. The casket bearers were County Clerk A. S. Fleming, County Treasurer George C. West, Sheriff E. H. Gum, District Attorney Orrin J. Lowell, Attorney Wm. J. Burns, and Supervisor Wm. Haman. John H. Gregory was born in Stamford, Connecticut, October 5, 1852, and came to California at the age of eight years. His first home in his adopted state was at Virginiatown, near Gold Hill, Placer County. He was united in marriage 47 years ago with Amanda Donohue. They lived for some years on a ranch near Penryn. Having learned the printer’s trade, Mr. Gregory was for some years associated in the publication of the Placer Herald and was for a number of years was editor and proprietor of the Representative at Rocklin, having moved to that city with his family. He also served as postmaster at Rocklin for about sixteen years and also served as city clerk and recorder of Rocklin and justice of the peace of Township No. 9. During the past three years, he has been city recorder of Roseville. Mr. Gregory was possessed of a keen mind; of studious nature, he broadened his intellect to such an extent that in his newspaper career he became recognized as a writer of considerable note. Being a man of sound judgment, his advice was sought by many. Generous and open-hearted, he was always ready to help friend or acquaintance. Left to mourn his departure are his widow; five sons, J. S. Gregory of San Francisco, Frank D. and Joseph Gregory of Roseville, and N. A. and Edward of Rocklin; three daughters, Mrs. Lena Dias of Loomis, Mrs. Alma Coburn and Mrs. Susie Royer of Roseville, and Mrs. Mabel Sheehan of Rocklin; ten grandchildren; and a host of friends who will always remember him with the most kindly feelings.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 5-7-1930
Body of Youth Killed by Auto Buried Tuesday

Funeral services were held from the Broyer & Magner Chapel yesterday morning for Joseph F. Gregory, 22, who was killed early Sunday morning when struck by an automobile on the Sacramento highway near Twin Oaks Avenue. The body was interred at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Gregory was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gregory of Roseville and the brother of Clyde, Frank, Howard and Norma Gregory, and Mrs. Ethel Green of Oakland. He was a native of Oregon. Gregory was struck by a car driven by Pio Pango of Stockton as he and L. C. Gage of Roseville were working to extricate a man from an overturned automobile. The accident occurred about 2 AM, and Gregory died about 4 o’clock, shortly after being taken to the hospital at Auburn. Pango was arrested here Sunday by Sacramento County officers and will be held on a charge of manslaughter. According to the story told by Gage, companion of Gregory, the two young men were on the way to the Florida Inn where young Gregory hoped to get a job. He is a chef and has been employed at Dyke’s Café on Vernon Street. At a point near Twin Oaks Avenue, they came upon a car which had been upset, and they stopped to help right the car. Afterward, Gregory brushed some of the broken glass from the pavement, another motorist using a flashlight to flag other passing cars while he did so. It was at this moment that Pango came in sight, traveling toward Sacramento. It is believed that he saw he was unable to stop. He turned his car from the pavement to pass Gage’s car and there he struck Gregory, carrying his body more than 75 feet and hurling it against the fence. Gregory was unconscious when picked up and was bleeding profusely. Gage brought him to Roseville and was advised to rush him to the hospital at Auburn. Gregory died a few seconds after being placed on the stretcher.

Placer Herald, 4-6-1917

At his home in Bath, Placer County, CA, William H. Grenelle passed away Sunday night, March 24th. Mr. Grenelle recently fell on the ice and besides spraining his left wrist, was badly shaken up. After a few days of persistent treatment, his general health was apparently of much as usual, and his wrist, although badly swollen, ceased to pain him. Those who were with him Sunday in his snug bachelor home remarked that he was in excellent spirits. No one noticed that any adverse change was taking place. Monday morning when his friend T. N. Hoamer paid his customary morning call, he found that Mr. Grenelle, who was an early riser, had not made his appearance, the house was closed and silent. Surprised and alarmed, he, with another neighbor, entered the house and found Mr. Grenelle lifeless on the coach. In the “silent midnight watches” the Angel of Death had called him suddenly Home. Mr. Grenelle came of fine ancestry and was a native of Adams, New York. He came to California in 1850 via the Isthmus and has since been more or less actively engaged in mining enterprises. February 13th Mr. Grenelle celebrated his 81st birthday anniversary at his home in company with a few friends, and he was the life of the circle. He was one of those rare old gentlemen who wear their years lightly and graciously, and who really never appear old. He had the fine and stately manners of the old regime, united with a sympathetic and kindly nature that endeared him to old and young. His mental gifts were of a high order and were unimpaired to the day of his death. As Mr. Grenelle was Past Master of the Masonic Lodge of Forest Hill and a brother of high standing, the funeral services were held at Masonic Hall under Masonic auspices, Tuesday afternoon, after which the remains were taken to Colfax and placed in charge of Mr. Grenelle’s nephew DeLancey Lewis of San Jose, who will carry out the written instructions of his uncle in regard to the cremation of his body and the final disposition of his ashes.

Placer County Republican (Auburn), Wednesday, 2-20-1889

In the death of G. Griffith, which occurred in San Francisco last Sunday, Placer County loses one of her most prominent citizens and the head of the granite industry on the coast. The history and growth of Penryn has been largely the result of Mr. Griffith’s enterprise and successful development of the granite quarries at that place, while he controlled and operated equally important works at Rocklin. At first thought, there is no one to take his place. Mr. Griffith has been an invalid for nearly a year, and he has been under medical treatment in San Francisco for about three months. His disease was an affection of the stomach, and he also suffered much from nervousness brought about by business troubles in connection with the contract for the Stockton courthouse and the strikes at the quarries which took place when that contract was begun. Mr. Griffith was born December 8, 1823, at Ty Gwyn, Llanllyfine, Wales. From the “History of Placer County,” we learn that his parents were David and Mary (Roberts) Griffith, the father being superintendent of a large slate quarry in that country. The elder Griffith died when the subject of our sketch was but fourteen years of age, leaving a family of seven children, the youngest being but one year old. Hard labor on the farm to aid the mother, burdened by heavy taxes and high rents added to the support of the large family, occupied the next five years of his life. At the age of nineteen, he went to work in the slate quarry and soon became foreman over a gang of thirty men. In June, 1847, Mr. Griffith came to the United States, taking a sailing vessel via Quebec and making his way to the graphite quarries of Quincy, Massachusetts. There he obtained employment at Wright, Baker & Co., first as a quarryman and then as a stone-cutter. For this firm, he wrought some years at Quincy, Milford, and Lynnfield in Massachusetts, and at Millstone Point in Connecticut, for Baker & Hoxie of Philadelphia. In 1853 he removed to California, arriving in San Francisco on the 14th of April of that year. His first effort in this state was in mining at Coloma, and afterwards at Mormon Island and Negro Hill in El Dorado County. There the bedrock was granite, and along the river banks were immense boulders and projections of this rock, glistening with the polish of the waters and as hard as adamant. The experienced quarryman viewed these as his familiar companions of past years, and here was promised invocation more to his taste than the precarious search for gold, and in which he afterwards engaged and prosecuted in the present large and successful industry. Mr. Griffith was fond of society and was a genial companion. He was a member of the Masonic Order, a Knight Templar, Thirty-Second Scottish Rite, Knight Defender of the Shield and Star, and a life member of the Cambrian Mutual Aid Society. In politics, he was a Republican since the Charleston Convention of 1860, but never held or aspired to office. Mr. Griffith’s remains were brought to Penryn Tuesday evening, and Masonic ceremonies held by Penryn Lodge F&LM Wednesday morning. Shortly after noon, the last rites were held in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Auburn, the pall-bearers being two from the Penryn Lodge, two from the Sacramento Commandory, and two from Delta Chapter of Auburn.

GRIGG, EVA nee Howell
Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 11-9-1928
Wife of Baptist Minister Passed Away Wednesday – Mrs. Walter F. Grigg Succumbs After Many Weeks of Suffering – Funeral This Afternoon

Mrs. Walter F. Grigg, wife of the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Roseville, passed away at the family residence, 278 Folsom Road, Roseville, Wednesday, November 7, about 3:00 o’clock PM. Mrs. Grigg had been ill since August 23 and since October 5 has been so critically ill that it was required the services of graduate nurses both day and night to attend her. For the past week her suffering had been constant and most intense. But she was reported Wednesday morning to be improved, and arrangements were being made to move her to the sanitarium at Arbuckle Friday. She had taken some nourishment, the first she had taken for a week, seemed brighter and more cheerful than she had been for a week, when suddenly, without a moment’s warning, about 3 PM, she passed away without a struggle. Mrs. Grigg was born in Carthage, Missouri, August 8, 1882. She was converted in a revival meeting in Carthage under the preaching of Rev. Walter F. Grigg, who was at that time known as the “Boy Preacher,” and on September 2, 1902, she and Rev. Grigg were united in marriage. She, with her husband and family, came from Jamesport, Missouri, to Grimes, California, in 1917, where Rev. Grigg was pastor of the church. While she has resided in Roseville only since last March, she had made a host of friends who have always admired and loved her for her quiet, lovable disposition and her consistent Christian character. She was very patient through all her prolonged suffering and passed out with a sweet smile on her face. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the chapel of Broyer & Magner on Vernon Street, after which the body will be taken to Santa Ana, California, for burial. Three sons, four daughters, and husband survive her.

Lincoln News-Messenger, 3-27-1914

After a lingering illness during six months of which she was confined to her bed, Mrs. Amos Grimes, formerly Miss Agnes Fuller, died at her home in Sacramento, March 24. Deceased was born and reared in Lincoln and spent all of her girlhood days here. She was 42 years, eleven months, and one day old, and was the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fuller, now deceased, who were among the earliest pioneers of western Placer and helped to build and make the history of this section of Placer County. The last services were held at the grave in Odd Fellows Cemetery Thursday afternoon, the remains having been brought from Sacramento, Rev. John Brereton officiating. Songs were touchingly rendered by the Congregational Church choir. The flowers were many and beautiful but not more beautiful that the face that rested so peacefully among them. For the Sabbath of earth she now enjoys the never-ending Sabbath of heaven. She waits your coming and watches near the gate. Her gentle ways made sunshine in shady places. If strangers felt the charm of her rare courtesy and joyous sunny temperament, how much more so the members of her own household upon whom she lavished all the sweet earnestness and loving care of her mind and nature. Strong and patient was the influence of this loving heart which gave of its gifts so generously. Her life was gentle but, like the still waters, it was deep. In her heart of hearts, she carried those she loved, her step never failed in ministering unto, caring for, her hand was never weary, waiting upon those who were in any way dependent upon her. It is difficult to pay a fitting tribute to the memory so noble a woman – one whose everyday life was embellished by the charming and loving attributes of her sex. No one was more willing to aid the suffering and cheer the desponding. The great destroyer had placed his signet on her brow, and today in Lincoln especially, hundreds who loved her living mourn her dead. Deceased is survived by a husband and three children; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Ketchum and Mrs. Herman Lohse; three brothers, R. N. Fuller, Harry Fuller and Charles Fuller; and other relatives, all of whom have our sincere sympathy in their great bereavement.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 5-2-1930
A. M. Grindell, 65, Pioneer of Rocklin, Closes Active Life

The death of Albert Maurice Grindell, pioneer resident of Rocklin occurred at his home in Rocklin early yesterday morning following a lingering illness. Deceased was 65 years of age. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 in the Masonic Temple, Roseville, with Roseville Lodge No. 222, F&AM, in charge of the services. Burial will be in Rocklin Cemetery. A. M. Grindell was born September 11, 1865, in Penobscot, Maine, where he spent his early years, coming to Rocklin in 1888 where he has resided continuously except for about two years in Porterville. He was a granite cutter by trade and for a number of years was superintendent of the California Granite Company quarries in Rocklin. He was united in marriage July 30, 1889, to Miss Julia Helen Mannix. To this union were born five children, four of whom, besides his beloved widow, survive him. They are:  Rita H. and Mary Anita Grindell of Sacramento, Hiram Grindell of Rocklin, and Mrs. Ione Frederick of Salinas. The late Hazel Grindell, another daughter, preceded her father in death. A sister, Mrs. Trott Davis of Portland, Maine, and a brother, H. H. Grindell of Belmont, Massachusetts, also survive him. Grindell was the first trustee from Rocklin of the Roseville Union High School when the district was organized. He was a member and also Past Master of Roseville Lodge No. 222, Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the Chapter and Council of Hallowell, Maine, and Auburn Chapter No. 52, Royal Arch Masons. He had been a member of the Masonic fraternity 43 years and was greatly beloved and highly respected by all who knew him.

Roseville Register, Friday, 2-21-1913
Sad Death of Popular Girl - Hazel Grindell Passed Away Last Week at Home in Rocklin after Long Illness

Hazel Grindell, the 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grindell, highly respected residents of Rocklin, died Thursday evening at 8 o’clock, the immediate cause of her death being tubercular meningitis. Miss Grindell had been sick for a year from tuberculosis but had been improving and was considered almost well when she was attacked by this dread form of the disease which is practically incurable. She was taken with the symptoms about two weeks ago and became steadily worse, and it was soon seen that her case was hopeless. The best medical skill was secured but to no avail. The Grindell family has been residents of Rocklin for over 25 years and has always been considered one of Rocklin’s best families. The death of their daughter Hazel is a cruel blow to them and is a particularly sad case as she was a girl of promise, of a lovable character, and had won the love of all her associates. She had been attending Auburn High School but was compelled to discontinue her studies. She leaves to regret her untimely death, besides a large circle of friends, her parents and three sisters, Henrietta, Juanita, and Ione, and one brother Hiram. The funeral was held Sunday from the Congregational Church, the Rev. Eckles preaching the funeral sermon. The pallbearers were Jesse Fisher, Joe Disano, Roland Nicol, Henry Culbertson, James Brenton, Alfred Willard, and Frank Brennan. The honorary bearers being seven of her girl friends, Marie and Lucy Elliott, Elizabeth Layton, Pearl Broach, Leola Nicol, Jean Ayer, and Ethel Fisher. There was a large attendance, people being present from all over Placer County as well as Sacramento. Mr. Grindell is a prominent Mason and his wife a member of the Eastern Star. The family has the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Saturday, 3-29-1873

Sudden Death - On last Monday, Daniel Groff, an old and highly esteemed resident of this county, commenced plowing a piece of land for A. J. Soule a short distance from Lincoln. He was setting on his plow, talking to Mr. Soule in regard to the manner in which the land should be plowed when he suddenly and without any warning dropped from his seat. Mr. Soule was near enough so as to catch the lines and stop the horses from running off. He then called to another man who was close by who came to his assistance. When they picked Mr. Groff up, life was extinct. His remains were followed to the cemetery at Manzanita Grove on Wednesday by a very large concourse of friends and neighbors, where, after a fervent and eloquent sermon by the Rev. Mr. Luce, they were interred in accordance with the beautiful and impressive ceremonies of the Order of Odd Fellows, deceased having been a worthy and exemplary member of Valley Lodge No. 107 at Lincoln.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 11-1-1917

The funeral of Vittario Grossi, who died on Friday of last week, was held from St. Rose Catholic Church, Sunday. A large number of friends of the deceased attended and followed the remains to the cemetery. The deceased was born in Italy September 16, 1886, being a little over 30 years of age. He had been in California eight years and was an employee of the Southern Pacific Company. He is survived by a mother and two brothers in Italy, the brothers now being in the Italian army, one brother in Sacramento and one here.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 7-10-1929
Harry Grouches Dead at Weimar’s Sanitarium

Harry Grouches, resident of Roseville for a number of years, passed away at Weimar Tuesday night after having been a month in the sanitarium at that place. He was 45 years of age. For a number of years he conducted a grocery store on Lincoln Street in partnership with his brother, the establishment being known as Grouches Bros. Grocery. He is survived by a brother, Gus Grouches.

Roseville Tribune and Enterprise, Wednesday, 6-26-1929
Guinan’s Slayer Gives Up to Law; Pleads Accident

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Broyer & Magner Chapel over the body of George Guinan, Roseville trainman who was killed while on a fishing trip near Towle last Friday evening. The services were conducted by the Rev. M. E. Coen, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Cremation at East Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, followed. Guinan, a Roseville resident for more than 15 years, was 37 years of age. He leaves one sister, Mrs. William Richarts of Roseville, and two brothers, B. F. Guinan of Klamath Falls and Joseph H. Guinan of Reno. Guinan was killed Friday evening at the Southern Cross Mine near Towle by L. Johnson, aged laborer at the mine. The shooting occurred as Guinan, Fred Hatch, another Roseville railroad man, and Bert Chase, owner of the mine, sat talking at the camp. Johnson is said to have come out of the cabin with a gun and threatened the party, shooting Guinan, the bullet entering his side and passing near his heart. Johnson, the slayer, gave himself up to Sheriff Elmer Gum at Auburn Monday afternoon after remaining in hiding since Friday night. He said the shooting was accidental. Johnson’s story differed from that told by Hatch and Chase, who told of drinking by Johnson and Guinan, of an altercation later in the cabin near the mine, and of Johnson’s appearance with a gun declaring he would get Guinan before Guinan got him. Hatch, the officer states, related that Guinan brought a gallon of bootleg liquor from Roseville. After the men alighted from the train, they placed the liquor in Hatch’s suitcase and took turns carrying it to the mine, a distance of about ten miles. Soon after their arrival at the mine, Guinan struck up an acquaintance with Johnson, a mine employee, and they began drinking heavily from the jug in a cabin situated on the mine property. He states Johnson soon became very drunk, and that Guinan seemed under the influence of liquor. Hatch told officers his hearing is impaired, and that he did not hear any argument between Guinan and Johnson as had been related by Bert Chase, who owns the mine and who subdued Johnson. He heard a shot inside the cabin just after Guinan came out and started to converse with Hatch, Chase, his son Fred Chase, and George Holcomb, another mine employee. A moment later Johnson came out, waving a rifle at the quartet. Hatch ran to the woods and heard a shot. When he came back, Guinan was dead and Bert Chase had subdued Johnson. The party tied Johnson hand and foot with buckskin and rope and also tied him to a tree with rope. About every fifteen minutes some member of the party would go out to see if Johnson was still captive. Finally one of the volunteer watchmen found him gone. Johnson was brought to Auburn from Alta by Charles Shepard of the American Eagle Mine. He made a voluntary statement of the affair to District Attorney Orrin J. Lowell. He denied he was intoxicated at the time of the shooting and asserted he accidentally discharged the rifle which he picked up in the cabin where members of the party, according to his tale, had been drinking. The first discharge was inside the cabin. He said it made him excited and when he ejected the shell, in some way the gun went off again. He said he did not know Guinan was shot until told so by other members of the party, and he said he refused to believe it at first. After being tied up by other members of the party, Johnson said he broke loose and came back to the cabin to see if Guinan was dead. He was tied up again, he said, but he found little difficulty in breaking loose again. He claimed to have hidden in 300 yards of the scene while the search for him went on. Johnson said he took only one drink before the shooting. Johnson fixed the place of the shooting inside the cabin where the men were drinking, although Hatch had declared it took place outside.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Friday, 12-21-1928
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Gwilliam Mourn Loss of Only Son

Clarence G. Gwilliam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Gwilliam of Rocklin, died in the hospital at Auburn on Tuesday night. While playing with some boys around a swing in the Rocklin school yard about two weeks ago, Clarence was struck in the abdomen by the seat of the swing occupied by a companion. He was apparently recovering from the injury sustained at that time, but he became worse and was taken to the hospital where he underwent an operation, but to no avail. Clarence would have been nine years of age had he lived until January 10, 1929. He is a grandson of Mrs. M. C. Walters of Rocklin; nephew of Miss Annie Walters, well known in Roseville; and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Gwilliam, who lived in Roseville from 1917 to 1919 but now of Pennsylvania. Funeral service, private, was held at the residence in Rocklin at 2:30 PM, Thursday. Interment was in the Rocklin Cemetery.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 10-4-1917
Thrown from Bike - Breaks Neck

Walter Gwilliam was killed and Dan Houchin seriously injured in a motorcycle accident which took place near Sylvan school house Tuesday evening. Houchin and Gwilliam left this city about 8 PM for Sacramento, Gwilliam riding on the tank of the motorcycle that is between the seat and the handlebars. They were running at a high rate of speed and without a light and ran into the rear end of a hay rack which also did not carry a light. In attempting to avoid a smash up with the hay rack, the young man was thrown from the motorcycle and he struck on his head, causing a broken neck from which he died. Houchin is able to be about the house but is quite seriously injured nevertheless, it being feared that he was internally injured. The young man’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gwilliam, arrived in this city about a week ago from Pennsylvania to make this their home so as to be near the youngest son. Besides the parents, the young man leaves three brothers and one sister to mourn his untimely death. The funeral will be held Friday at two o’clock PM from the home of his parents in Cherry Glen. Rev. George Snyder will officiate, and the remains will be laid to rest in IOOF Cemetery. Although strangers in our midst, The Register extends to the bereaved parents the heartfelt sympathy of the community.

Placer Weekly Argus (Auburn), Saturday, 4-29-1876
Death of an Old Resident

On Thursday last, April 27th, Mr. John R. Gwynn, who has been lying ill for a long time, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Pole, in this place, aged 76 years. Mr. Gwynn was one of the pioneers of this state, having removed to this place from his native state, Maryland, in the fall of 1850. For a long time after his arrival here, he was engaged in the mercantile business at Millertown (then a lively mining camp) and at this place. In 1873 he retired from business and took up his residence with his daughter, Mrs. Pole, where he has lived ever since. He leaves behind him a large family of sons and daughters:  Mr. William Gwynn, now a resident of Sacramento; Charles and Frank Gwynn, who reside in San Francisco; all of whom are well known and highly respected. The daughters are Mary, the oldest, now Mrs. Loving, residing near Millertown; Ellen, now Mrs. Pole, at Auburn; Jane, now Mrs. Norris, at Sacramento; Laura, wife of H. T. Holmes, at San Francisco; Elizabeth, now Mrs. Wilson, at Austin, Nevada. In all his intercourse with his fellow men during his long life, Mr. Gwynn had so conducted himself, both in his business and social relations, as to commend the respect and honor of all with whom he came in contact, and among our oldest residents his loss will be sincerely regretted. His funeral took place from his daughter’s residence yesterday at 3 o’clock, and he was followed to his tomb in the Odd Fellows Cemetery by all his sons and daughters and by a large concourse of friends. In his death the community has lost a good citizen and his family a kind, faithful, and indulgent parent.

Placer Herald (Auburn), 2-5-1898

After a long and patient suffering, Mrs. B. F. Gwynn passed from earth last Thursday morning. The deceased had been hovering between life and death for some time past, and the end was not unexpected. Mrs. Martha Dickerson Gwynn was born in Placerville, November 1, 1852. She was united in marriage to B. F. Gwynn, who with six children survive her, in October 1870. During her long illness, she was patient and enduring to the last and surrounded by those nearer and dearer to her than life itself, she passed peacefully away to the perfected life beyond the tomb. Mrs. Gwynn took an active part in religious affairs and was a devoted member of the Methodist Church. She was a woman of charitable impulses, kindly and genial in her nature and unceasing in her efforts to make the home happy over which she presided with rare wisdom. Her life was one of busy cares, and the sympathies of the people go out to the bereaved ones who have stood around the open grave of the devoted and loving wife, daughter, mother, and sister. She leaves a mother, Mrs. M. S. Dickerson; a husband; a sister, Mrs. R. A. Davis; and brother, William H. Dickerson, of Auburn; and three daughters – Mrs. J. Munsil of San Francisco, Mrs. H. W. Livingston of Dutch Flat, and Mrs. H. F. Phillips of Iowa Hill; the sons are Frank, Chester, and Lee. The funeral took place Friday afternoon from her late residence and was large attended.