Location: Mendocino County CA

Round Valley Reservation

Report of Special Agent I. P. FELL on the Indians of Round Valley reservation, Round Valley agency, Mendocino County, California, January 1891. Names of Indian tribes or parts of tribes occupying said reservation: (a) Koukan, Little Lake, Pitt River, Potter Valley, Redwood, Wailakki, and Yuki. The unallotted area of this reservation is 102,118 acres, or 159.5 square miles. The outboundaries have been surveyed. It was established, altered, or changed by acts of Congress approved April 8, 1801 (13 U. S. State, p. 39), and March 3, 1873 (17 U. S. Stats., p. 631); executive orders March 30, 1870, April 8, 1873, May 18, 1875, and July 90, 1876. Indian population June 1, 1890: 581. Round Valley reservation is situated in Mendocino County, California. A level tract of rich valley land, surrounded by a cordon of mountains, whose foothills afford the best grazing lands, presents a remarkable combination of facilities for agricultural pursuits. It is 25 miles from the nearest town of any size, and almost 80 miles by stage from Ukiah, the terminus of the San Francisco and Northern Pacific railroad. There are 581 Indians living on the reservation in comparatively comfortable, wooden shanties, built for them by the government, which are scattered over the level land and extend up the foothills. In addition to these shanties some have built for themselves small huts, made of loose boards without...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank O’Neill

The sturdy pioneer, capable gentleman and patriotic citizen whose, name heads this article is one of the leading agriculturists and stockmen of his section of Malheur County, being a man who has wrought with great energy and commendable wisdom in his efforts to assist in the up building and advancement of this section of the country. Our subject was born in the County of Antrim, Ulster province, Ireland, on May 10, 1846, being the son of John and Elizabeth O’Neill. He was reared on a farm and remained in his native place until 1866, when he went to Scotland, and four years later was in Liverpool, whence on September 23, 1870, he embarked on the “Harvest Queen.” a sailing vessel bound for the United States. After a very rough trip of thirty-eight days he landed in New York, thence to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and one year later went to San Francisco. In Sonoma County, at Visalia, and in Mendocino County, in that state, he labored in the lumber business. In San Francisco, on December 18, 1875, Mr. O’Neill married Mary Mullary, and in 1881 they came to Portland. “thence they journeyed by team to lower Willow creek in Malheur County and located a quarter section, taking up the stock business. Three children were horn to this marriage, Mrs. Annie Zahlor, Mrs. Mary Loran and Francis P. In 1882, very soon...

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Lorenz, Odessa Lorene – Obituary

Flora, Wallowa County, Oregon A Fatal Accident Odessa Lorene died Monday evening at 9 o’clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Lorenz, about two miles above Calpella. Her death was particularly sad, resulting as it did from thoughtlessness of a playmate. At school about three weeks ago she was swinging with a companion and a boy pushed them unexpectedly with such force that both fell out of the swing. The other girl was not injured but Odessa struck on her back and was unconscious several minutes. With returning consciousness she seemed to regain her former strength but grew steadily (sic) weaker and had several severe sinking spells. Dr. Bowles was called in but found the spine so injured that she was past relief and nothing could be done except to allay the intense pain she suffered. -Ukiah (California) Times. Some of our readers will remember little “Dessie” with her dark curls and bird-like voice, who use to assist in our entertainment and will sympathize with the parents in their bereavement. – Ed. Flora Journal, Wallowa County, Oregon July 3,...

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Jasper, Frank – Obituary

Frank Jasper, 85, Dies In Ukiah Frank Jasper, 85, retired farmer and minister of Ukiah, Calif., died Saturday in Ukiah of an extended illness. Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel. Rev. Boone White will officiate, and burial will be in the Summerville cemetery. Mr. Jasper was a former resident of Wallowa and Union counties, and a member of the Union County Historical Society, Blue Mountain Grange, and Union County Fair Board. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lina Jasper of Ukiah; one son, Dr. Herbert Jasper of Montreal, Quebec, Canada; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Zimmerville [sic – Simerville] of Corvallis, and Mrs. Grace Frye of Ukiah. Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, March 14,...

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Walton, Dorothy Louise – Obituary

Dorothy Louise Walton, 87, of Island City, died March 21. A graveside service will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the Island City Cemetery. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Dorothy was born Feb. 21, 1921, to Byron Howard and Vashti Ester (Piersol) Haynes in Sterling, Colo. She grew up in Colorado, and through various circumstances went to live in Arkansas for a time, which is where she met and married her husband, Ray Walton. The couple married in 1939 and had their first son, Lee, in 1940. In 1942, they moved to California and settled in the Lodi/Walnut Grove area near Sacramento, where they had their second child, Nancy, in 1943. In 1952, the family moved to Willits, Calif., where they had a third child, Thomas, in 1957. Dorothy and Ray lived in Willits until 1967 when they separated. Dorothy relocated to Los Angeles to live with her father who was a recent widower. She lived in Los Angeles until 1995 when she moved to La Grande to live near her son, Lee. Dorothy fell in her home and was hospitalized in 2001. Following a recuperative period, she became a resident of the Twin Firs assisted living facility. When Twin Firs closed its doors in 2003, she moved to a new elder foster care home that was being started by one of her caregivers...

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Springer, Lucinda Mrs. – Obituary

Come From Portland To Attend Funeral Mr. and Mrs. James Dalton, of Oak Grove, a suburb of Portland, arrived in Baker the latter part of last week to attend the funeral of Mrs. Dalton’s mother, Mrs. Lucinda Springer, who passed away Wednesday, of last week, from heart failure. Funeral services for the deceased were held from West’s Chapel in Baker, and interment was made in that city. Mrs. Springer was 67 years of age, and had been a resident of Baker county for 35 years. She is survived by six children; George E., of Ione, Wash.; Mrs. James Dalton, of Oak Grove; Mrs. Roscoe Mays and Mrs. L. Gutteridge, of Baker; Charles Springer, of Prairie City; Mrs. Clyde Dempsey, of Seattle. The deceased was born in Covelo, Calif., May 3, 1857, leaving that state for Idaho, where she lived until 1888,after which she moved to Baker. North Powder News Saturday, January 10,...

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Biography of Thomas Jefferson Wood

Thomas Jefferson Wood is one of the earliest pioneers of Riverside and has been identified with Riverside city and colony since, and even before, the first soil was turned, or the first nail was driven in the building improvements. In 1870 Mr. Wood was living near San Bernardino, engaged in farming, and also at his trade as a carpenter and builder. In September of that year at the solicitation of Judge North and Dr. Greves he came to the lands now occupied by Riverside and erected the first building ever built upon the Riverside colony lands. This building was the office of the Southern California Colony Association and was occupied by Judge North, the president, and Dr. Greves, the secretary, of the association. Mr. Wood was made acquainted with the projects of the colony association, and early saw the possibilities of the future and became a warm supporter of the scheme. He purchased a block of land between Sixth and Vine and Mulberry streets. Upon this block, at the corner of Seventh and Vine streets, he built his residence. This was the first home established in Riverside. October 28, 1870, Mr. Wood installed his family in his new home. Mrs. Wood was the first white woman to reside in Riverside and her advent was not allowed to pass without a fitting reception. Welcoming speeches were made and a cordial...

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Biography of J. B. Glover

J. B. Glover, of Redlands, was born in Benton County, Missouri, June 29, 1842. His father, Rev. M. W. Glover, was born near Louisville, Kentucky, and was for many years a traveling preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He married Miss Elizabeth Osborn, also born near Louisville, and they subsequently moved to Benton County, Missouri. In 1850 he came to California and worked in the quartz mines in Amador County. In 1855 he went back to Missouri, and in the autumn of the same year brought his family, via the Isthmus, to California. In this same year he joined the Pacific Conference, and was assigned to Macedonia Circuit, in Sonoma County, and traveled that circuit three years. He was then sent to a circuit in Mendocino County, and was there three years. In 1868 he was sent as a missionary to San Bernardino, where he remained four years. He was then sent to Los Angeles for one year and then back to San Bernardino for two years. His next and last appointment was in San Luis Obispo, where he built a church, and, one year after, took a superannuated relation, on account of declining health. He died April 7, 1877, five years later, having spent the best part of his life as an active, earnest, itinerant minister of the Gospel. The subject of this sketch was thirteen years...

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Pomo Tribe

Pomo Indians, Poma Indians. The name of the Indian linguistic stock, technically known as Kulanapan, living in parts of Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Colusa, and Glenn Counties, California. In the northern Pomo dialect Pomo means ‘people,’ and added to a place name forms the name for a group of people. Although Poma is almost as frequently heard as Pomo, the latter has come into general use in both scientific and popular literature. The territory occupied by the Pomo is in two parts: a main area which extends, generally speaking, from west to east, from the coast to the crest of the main range of the Coast Range mountains, and from south to north, from the vicinity of Santa Rosa to Sherwood valley on the upper course of Eel river; the second area is a very small one, lying wholly within the Sacramento valley drainage and comprising only a limited area on the headwaters of Stony creek in Colusa and Glenn Counties, and is occupied by a people speaking a dialect differing from any of those spoken in the main area to the west. The Pomo thus occupied all of Russian River Valley except two small areas, one between Geyserville and Healdsburg, the other at the extreme head of Potter valley, both of which were occupied by people of the Yukian stock. On the west of the main Pomo area is...

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Native Burials in Mendocino County, California

The following is a collection of known burials in Mendocino County, California which were of Native American families and their descendants. If there is no source letter then the data came from family research and I was not able to verify it by a tombstone. Source: T=Tombstones, O=Obituaries, M=Mortuary Records. NameBMBDBYDMDDDYCemeterySourceComments Allen, Jane G.10919213101999Pinoleville Rancheria Cem.T Allen, Paul Wayne41619561032000Pinoleville Rancheria Cem. Allen, Sam000000Hopland Rancheria Cem.T Anderson, Florence Elliott5161920811993Hopland Rancheria Cem.T Anderson, Judy Wanda12231948591997Laytonville Rancheria Cem. Arnold, Beatrice (Billy) Marie Ray72319153151990Hopland Rancheria Cem.TWife of Kenneth Arnold Arnold, John0006211936Hopland Rancheria Cem.T Arnold, Mary000611925Hopland Rancheria Cem.T Arnold, Virgil Jack6519441291994Hopland Rancheria Cem.TSon of Kenneth & Billie (Ray) Arnold Arnold, William00012121923Hopland Rancheria Cem.T Aulk, Lawrence M.7119056231973Pinoleville Rancheria Cem. Austin, Blaine81119948251994Hopland Rancheria Cem.T Bechtel, Infant Dau0002141912Pinoleville Rancheria CemM Bechtel, Infant Son0019098131910Pinoleville Rancheria CemMSon of Mr. & Mrs. John Bechtel Bechtel, Ruby0007231910Pinoleville Rancheria CemM Benson, Mary Knight001876651930Yokayo Rancheria Cem.TAge 54yrs Billy, Andrea Santiago (Susie)00188411201968Hopland Rancheria Cem.TWife of Cruz (C.I.) I. Billy Billy, Clarence Jr.61319317251949Hopland Rancheria Cem.TG-Son of C.I. & Andrea Billy Billy, Clarence Sr.001909001933Hopland Rancheria Cem.TSon of C.I. & Andrea Billy Billy, Cruz (C.I.) I.112818826121961Hopland Rancheria Cem.THusband of Andrea S. Billy Billy, Dennis4271923891962Hopland Rancheria Cem.TSon of C.I. & Andrea Billy Billy, Ernest31219323111961Hopland Rancheria Cem.T Billy, Ignatius L.122819169151979Hopland Rancheria Cem.TCapt, U.S. Army, WW II, son of C.I. & Andrea Billy Billy, John000000Hopland Rancheria Cem.T Billy, Priscilla Knight91819113201934Yokayo Rancheria Cem.TWife of Jim Billy Billy, Ramon Sr.12519388272001Hopland Rancheria Cem.T...

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Mendocino County, California Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Mendocino County California USGenWeb Archives Caspar Cemetery Cuffey’s Cove Cemeteries Evergreen Cemetery, Boonville Evergreen Cemetery, Manchester Evergreen Cemetery, Mendocino Fish Rock Cemetery, Anchor Bay Foster or Pioneer Cemetery, Covelo Frost Cemetery, (aka Mariposa Cemetery), Willits Gualala Cemetery Headquarters Cemetery, Covelo Hillcrest Cemetery, Mendocino Hopland Cemetery Laytonville & Laytonville Rancheria Cemetery Little Lake Cemetery, Willits Little Lake Cemetery Notes Little River Cemetery Point Arena Odd Fellows Cemetery Potter Valley Cemetery Potter Valley Cemetery Rawles-Babcock Cemetery, Boonville Redwood Valley Cemetery Sherwood Valley Cemetery, Willits St. Aloysius Cemetery, Point Arena Studebaker Cemetery Ukiah Cemetery Unknown and A Surnames B Names C Surnames D Surnames E Surnames F Surnames G Surnames H Surnames I Surnames J Surnames K Surnames L Surnames M Surnames N Surnames O Surnames P Surnames Q Surnames R Surnames S Surnames T Surnames U Surnames V Surnames W Surnames X Surnames Y Surnames Z Surnames Valley View Cemetery Westport Cemetery Willits Cemetery Information about Yorkville Cemetery Cemeteries Photos hosted at Mendocino County California Transcription Tombstone Project Frost Cemetery Ocean View Cemetery Westport Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Mendocino County Indexes Cemetery Index Tombstone Index Cemeteries hosted at Mendocino County California Find A Grave Baker Gravesite Blosser Farm Cemetery Bourn...

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Biography of James S. Dysart

JAMES S. DYSART. – The subject of this sketch, a portrait of whom is placed in this work, was born in Delaware county, New York, March 22, 1838. His parents were Duncan and Elizabeth (Shaw) Dysart, natives of Scotland. James resided at the place of his birth until he was seventeen years old, when he went via Nicaragua to California to join his brother Alexander, who was living in San Francisco. He reached that city in 1855. His first location was at Placerville, where he engaged in lumbering. That point he made his home till 1862. In that year he went to Nevada, and was engaged in the hotel business on the overland stage road. At Stillwater in Churchill county he followed various lines of business till the winter of 1867. His next move took him to Mendocino county, California. He bought a ranch near Ukiah, and followed farming one year. Then returning to Nevada, whence he went to the Sound, where he remained till 1870. then going to the mines, with the result of sinking some $700 in a short time, he went back to the Sound, and in the fall of that year crossed the Cascades to the region of what is know Kittitass county. In October, 1871, he located his present place, a government claim of one hundred and sixty acres, to which he has added...

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Biography of George W. King, M.D.

GEO. W. KING, M.D. – The early life of Doctor King of Pendleton was made dark by the terrible days of the Rebellion; and the recital of his early efforts to work out the distressful circumstances into which he was thus thrown is full of pathetic interest. He was born near Glasgow, Howard county, Missouri, November 14, 1844, and when but a boy of five went with his parents to reside near St. Louis, Missouri, where he lived until the spring of 1854, when his father moved to Kansas Territory, then but a prairie wilderness. He settled on Pottawatomie creek, a few miles above where the town of Ossawatomie now stands, celebrated for once being the home of John Brown. Drought the succeeding summer drove the family back to Missouri; but in 1855 a second attempt was made to live on the prairie of Kansas. The following year was that of the Kansas war, between the Pro-slavery and Freesoil parties; and the father of the subject of this sketch, owning a number of blacks, was compelled to again return to Missouri, to save his slave property. All his other property was left in Kansas, and was at once confiscated by the Free-soilers. Returning in 1859, he settled on land bought form the Miami tribe of Indians, in what is now known as Linn county. He was scarcely well settled...

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Briscoe, Arlene Brightenstine Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Arlene Briscoe, 63, of Baker City died June 5, 2001, in a Boise hospital. Cremation is under the direction of the Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise. Mrs. Briscoe was born Dec. 18, 1937, at Coco-Solo, Panama Canal Zone, to Eldon and Eleanor Brightenstine. She attended school in Ukiah, Calif., and was a Ukiah High School graduate. She married Richard Briscoe on April 2, 1955. They made their home at Castroville, Calif., until Mr. Briscoe retired in 1988. They then moved to Fernley, Nev. They moved to Baker City in 1997. The Briscoes were very active in the Good Sam Club in Baker City. They enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing. Mrs. Briscoe is survived by her husband of 46 years, Richard; a daughter, Patricia, and her husband, Sam, of Boise; a son, David of Washington; six grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Brightenstine of San Ramon, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 15, 2001 Transcribed by: Belva...

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