Location: San Joaquin County CA

Findley, Ada Frances Holman – Obituary

FINDLEY–In Stockton, Calif., February 11, 1948, ADA FRANCES FINDLEY, wife of the late Frank N. Findley; beloved mother of Mrs. Pearl Carpenter of Stockton; loving grandmother of Mrs. Fern Higuera of Stockton and George Lyons of San Francisco; great grandmother of Charles Higuera of Stockton; a native of Missouri; aged 85 years, 2 months, 13 days. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Saturday, February 14, 1948 at 10:30 AM in the chapel of Frisbie & Warren, 809 North California Street at Flora. Committal at Rural Cemetery. Stockton Record, February 12, 1948 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cooke, Edward V. – Obituary

Edward V. Cooke, 84, long-time Ellensburg resident, died at a local nursing home Wednesday. Born May 4, 1888 in Ellensburg, he was son of pioneer family, Father was C. P. Cooke, Mother Verenda Wheeler, whose parents were early-day settlers here in the valley. He was married to Ada Rich 1908, in the Fairview District. They moved to Yakima, where he learned the plastering trade and later went into contracting. He lived in Portland, Ore., and Stockton, Calif. and returned to Yakima and later moved back to Ellensburg, where they purchased a home o Rt. 3, and lived until his retirement. In 1964 they moved to E. Eighth street, and then moved to Trinal Manor. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Nina Bauer and Mrs. Cleroa Pickup, both of Ellensburg; two sons, Rex, of Klickitat, and Carl of Wenatchee; two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Gillis, of Kittitas, and Mrs. Susan Huss, of Ellensburg; eight grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral will be Friday, 2 p.m. Evenson’s Chapel. Rev. Craig Willis will officiate. Burial will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Edward Vander Cooke died June 28, 1972. He married Ada Cleora Rich on June 24, 1908. According to the 1900 Kittitas Co. census, his father was Edward Cooke. Charles P. Cooke was his grandfather. The headstone below shows his...

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Hermsen, Alan James “Jim” – Obituary

Alan James “Jim” Hermsen, 75, of Baker City, died Aug. 3, 2005, at his home in the presence of his loving wife, Lucille. His funeral was Monday at the Agape Christian Center. Pastor Garth Johnson officiated. Jim was born on Nov. 10, 1929, at Baker City to Alban and Mae Hermsen. He attended Brooklyn Elementary School at Baker City and then moved to Union. He was a 1947 graduate of Union High School. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1948 and was stationed at San Diego. Jim married Lucille Davis Hogge on June 5, 1966. They enjoyed 39 years of married life. Jim ran G and H Cement Products in Baker City until 1983. He then developed and operated Ja-Lu Rentals until 1987. Jim and Lucille moved to Lodi, Calif., in 1988 where they lived for two years before returning to Baker City. In their retirement, Jim and Lucille took the opportunity to visit the University of the Nations in Hawaii in 1993 and 1994. They traveled on an outreach mission to Romania in 1994. They returned to Baker City where they lived until Jim’s death. Jim loved music and travel, especially traveling all over the country to attend Full Gospel Businessmen’s meetings. He was secretary of the Baker City group. The Hermsens had been very active in the Agape Christian Center church where Jim served as an elder...

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Biography of David D. Banta

David D. Banta is the business manager and principal owner of the Riverside Mills. This mill was built by the Riverside Mill Company, Walker & Banta, in May, 1887, and conducted by that firm until the death of Mr. Walker in 1888, since which time Mr. Banta has had the sole management of the enterprise. The Riverside Mills ranks as one of the leading industries of the city, being 106 x 40 feet, and is fitted with the most improved machinery for the manufacture of doors, sash, moldings and all class of work required in building and interior finishing. Mr. Banta, a skilled workman of years of experience, is one of the largest employers of skilled labor in the city, engaging some fifteen men, most of whom are mechanics. The machinery of his works is run by steam, requiring an engine of thirty-horsepower. Mr. Banta was born in Bergen County, New Jersey, in 1859, and was reared and schooled in his native place until eighteen years of age. He then went to New York City and entered upon an apprenticeship at the carpenter and builder’s trade. After serving as an apprentice for four years he engaged as a journeyman, working in that city. He spent nearly six years in New York City and then started Westward, and was engaged as a carpenter and builder in Chicago, and later in...

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Ralston, Dulcie Mae Ross Mrs. – Obituary

Dulcie Ralston, 92, of Baker City, died March 7, 2005, at her home. Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Jack Bynum of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Dulcie Mae Ross Ralston was born Dec. 24, 1912, at Mandan, N.D., to Edgar Ross and Daisy Eileen Wheeler Ross. When she was 6 she moved with her family to Oregon City. When she was 13 the family moved to Boulder Creek, Calif., where she met Rollie Ralston. They were married on July 15, 1932. Their daughter, Barbara, was born June 13, 1933. In 1945 the Ralston family moved to Albany, Calif., where they lived until Rollie’s retirement in 1974. They then moved to Concord and Lafayette, Calif., and in 1989 settled in a mobile home park at Lodi, Calif., to be closer to their daughter. After the death of her husband in 1997 and her daughter in 1999, Mrs. Ralston moved to Baker City to be near her grandson, Jim Flavin, and his family. Survivors include three grandchildren, Jim Flavin and his wife, Irene, of Baker City, Daniel Flavin and his wife, Jessica, of Oakland, Calif., and Sandra Flavin of Tennessee; three great-grandchildren, Steven Flavin, Shawn Flavin and Joshua Flavin; one brother, Gene Ross of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by...

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Parlier, Lola G. Madill Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Lola G. Madill Parlier, 84, of Baker City, died Sept. 13, 2004, at her home. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Grace Methodist Church in Stockton, Calif. She is interred with her husband at Park View Cemetery in French Camp, Calif. She was born on Dec. 21, 1919, at French Camp and had lived at Stockton, Calif., until January. She was a graduate of Manteca High School and the College of the Pacific at Stockton. She taught kindergarten at Jefferson and Fillmore Schools. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi. She belonged to many social and civic groups, including the Philamatheon Club and the Stockton Garden Club. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church. Her lifelong interest included gardening, music, bridge and fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Dale Parlier and her good friend, Ed Grant. Survivors include her brother, Mike Madill; a sister, Rita Simms of Anchorage, Alaska; her daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Philip Burroughs of Baker City; her son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Donna Parlier of Corvallis, Mont.; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131 or online at www.diabetes.org. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 24, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Biography of Ottley Papineau

Ottley Papineau, is a manufacturer and dealer in harness, saddles, buggy robes, etc., and also proprietor of one of the leading business establishments of Riverside. His products are well known in the county and his trademark “O. P.” is a sufficient guarantee for first-class material and workmanship. The subject of this sketch is a native of England, dating his birth in London, in 1846. The first ten years of his life was spent in that city and at Canterbury in attending school. In 1856 he went to Australia and joined his father, who had preceded him to that country in 1852. His father located in Sydney, and there Mr. Papineau engaged in schooling until the summer of 1858, when he removed with his parents to Melbourne, Victoria, and attended school there until seventeen years of age. He was then apprenticed at the harness and saddlers’ trade, and after serving his apprenticeship worked as a journeyman in that city until 1874. In that year he immigrated to the United States, and upon his arrival in California located in Stockton. The next year he decided to seek a home in Southern California, and came to Los Angeles, where he obtained employment at his trade with Bell & Green, and later was manager of a well-known harness shop of William M. Osborne. In 1882, seeking a desirable location in which to establish...

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Biography of George W. Suttonfield

George W. Suttonfield was born at Fort Wayne, Indiana, February 14, 1825. His father, Colonel William Suttonfield, a native of Virginia, was in the regular army, under General Harrison, in the Black Hawk war. He built the first house in Fort Wayne and lived there until his death, which occurred in 1841. His wife, Laura (Taylor) Suttonfield, was a native of Connecticut. They had six children, of whom the subject of this sketch was the fourth. He attended Wabash College at Crawfordsville, Indiana, for four years, and in 1849 came to California. He started from Fort Smith, Arkansas, in April, and in October of the same year arrived in San Francisco. Mr. Suttonfield can tell some interesting stories of how they had to eat dried pumpkins and beans for many days at a time. Their train was a wealthy one from the South. They had some very fine stock, but lost heavily and arrived on the coast with almost nothing. Many of them were afoot and out of provisions. At one time all that Mr. Suttonfield had was but a pint of green coffee. He crossed the Colorado Desert afoot and followed a trail to San Diego. From there he went to San Francisco on a coal bark, and didn’t have a cent of money when he got there. He knocked around all day and got very hungry. At...

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Suksdorf, C.K. “Cal” – Obituary

C.K. “Cal” Suksdorf, 86, of Prairie City, who mined in Baker and Grant counties over the past 50 years, died June 12, 2004, at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day after a brief illness. At his request, there will be no funeral or memorial. He and his wife, Clementine, will be remembered in a private family ceremony in the Mormon Basin. Cal was born on Feb. 20, 1918, at Angel Camp, Calif. He grew up in Death Valley, Calif., and lived in Oregon and Idaho during his youth. He served his country bravely in World War II as an airplane mechanic. He married his wife, Clementine, in 1942. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage before Clementine died in May 1998. Cal lived and worked as a minor, prospector and equipment operator in Oregon his entire life, especially in and around his beloved Mormon Basin. He gave to his community through the Church of Latter-day Saints and the Elks Lodge. Cal also loved golf and fly-fishing and to sing, play guitar and collect good poems. Walt Whitman was one of his favorite poets. He bequeathed his family the strength of a gentle man, the common-sense humor of a working man and the love of an honest man. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Nursing Home through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845....

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Biography of Hon. Henry Montague Willis

Hon. Henry Montague Willis, San Bernardino, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 21. 1831. His ancestors were among the first English settlers of the colony of Virginia and Maryland prior to the Revolution. His father, Mr. Henry H. Willis, was a captain in the merchant marine, with whom the subject of this memoir made a number of voyages before he was twelve years of age, alternating between school and the sea. At the age of twelve he adopted a seafaring life, and during six years’ sailing the briny deep he visited the ports of the Mediterranean, England, France, Ireland, Rio Janeiro, Montevideo, Buenos Ayres, Pernambuco and Valparaiso, and rose by successive steps to full seaman, and finally to officer of the vessel. While in Rio Janeiro in 1848 as second mate of the bark Helen M. Fiedler, a fleet of clippers arrived with the first passengers for the gold fields of California. This was the first intelligence received of the discovery of gold. One of the ships of this fleet being disabled, his vessel was chartered to carry a portion of her passengers to California; and loading with such cargo as was most appropriate for the market of San Francisco, the bark started on her voyage. June 28, 1849; the vessel anchored in San Francisco harbor, having touched only at Valparaiso for supplies. Soon after his arrival the young...

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Whittington, Christopher Michael “Mike” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Christopher Michael “Mike” Whittington, 31, a former Baker City resident, died March 13, 2004, at Pendleton. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Mike was born May 13, 1972 at Lodi, Calif., to Larry and Alice Whittington. Mike was a lover of the outdoors, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He had lived in Eastern Oregon since 1979. He graduated from Baker High School in 1990. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of Desert Storm. Afterward he returned home where he enjoyed Monday Night Wrestling and many friends. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Survivors include his parents, Larry and Alice Whittington of Pendleton; his wife, Amanda, of Baker City; daughter, Chelsey, of southern California; sister, LeAnne Hightower of Lodi, Calif.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews from California and Oregon. Memorial contributions can by made in Mike’s name to Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, 336 SW Dorion, Pendleton, OR 97801. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 19, 2004 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Cosumni Tribe

Cosumni Indians. A tribe, probably Moquelumnan, formerly residing on or near Cosumnes River, San Joaquin County, California. According to Rice 1quoted by Mooney in Am. Anthrop., III, 259, 1890 these Indians went almost naked; their houses were of bark, sometimes thatched with grass and covered with earth: the bark was loosened from the trees by repeated blows with stone hatchets, the latter having the head fastened to the handle with deer sinew. Their ordinary weapons were bows and stone-tipped arrows. The women made finely woven conical baskets of grass, the smaller ones of which held water. Their amusements were chiefly dancing and football; the dances, however, were in some degree ceremonial. Their principal deity was the sun, and the women had a ceremony which resembled the sun dance of the tribes of the upper Missouri. Their dead were buried in graves in the earth. The tribe is now (1904) practically extinct. Footnotes:   [ + ] 1. ↩ quoted by Mooney in Am. Anthrop., III, 259,...

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San Joaquin 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. Following Cemeteries (hosted at San Joaquin County California CAGenWeb Archives) Virginians in the Woodbridge Masonic Cemetery Liberty Cemetery Woodbridge Masonic Cemetery Following Cemeteries (hosted at Interment.net) Liberty Cemetery Park View Cemetery San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery  Driving Directions 32053 West McCabe Road Gustine, CA 95322 (209) 854-1040 Surnames Aa-Ar Surnames As-Ba Surnames Be-Bl Surnames Bo-Br Surnames Bu-Ca Surnames Ce-Cl Surnames Co Surnames Cr-Da Surnames De-Dr Surnames Du-Fa Surnames Fe-Fu Surnames Ga-Gl Surnames Go-Gz Surnames Ha Surnames He-Hl Surnames Ho-Hy Surnames I-Ji Surnames Jo-Ka Surnames Ke-Ky Surnames La-Le Surnames Li-Ly Surnames Ma Surnames Me-Mc Surnames Mi-Mr Surnames Mu-N Surnames O-Pa Surnames Pe-Po Surnames Pr-Rh Surnames Ri-Ro Surnames Ru-Sc Surnames Se-Sl Surnames Sm-Sr Surnames St-Sz Surnames Ta-To Surnames Tr-V Surnames Wa Surnames We-Wh Surnames Wi-Wl Surnames Wo-Z  ...

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Eccles, Richard David – Obituary

Richard David Eccles, 78, of Stockton, Calif., died Saturday, May 3, 2003, in a hospital. A memorial service was held in Stockton. Eccles was born Sept. 2, 1924, in Hood River and lived in Whitney and Prairie City where he attended the first grade. He lived in Stockton for 50 years. Eccles was a self-employed helicopter pilot for 40 years, and was a former president of Helicopter Association of American and Helicopter Association International. He served in the Naval Air Corps as a lieutenant and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He is survived by his children, Richard, Kathleen and Robert, a brother Samuel Davis Eccles of Nyssa, Oregon and Naomi Ann Eccles Chitwood and six grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, San Joaquin Chapter, 2720 Gateway Oaks, Suite 1 Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, May, 2003 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Bingaman, Sally Mrs. – Obituary

Sally Bingaman, 61, of Manteca, Calif., died Sept. 19, 2001, in a Manteca hospital. There will be a private service. She was born on July 1, 1940, in San Francisco. Survivors include her husband, Ollie Bingaman of Manteca, Calif.; children, Chandra Pellizzer, William Bingaman and Jonathan Bingaman, all of Manteca, Calif.; and two grandchildren. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, September 21, 2001 Transcribed by: Belva...

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