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Subject: Sonoma Co. Ca. 1887
The Sonoma Democrat, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., Ca., March 5, 1887 edition.
The 10 year old son of William FRAZIER died at Napa Friday.
William Barrett COCKRILL, born in Barton Co., Ky., April 22, 1804, died
at the residence of S.T. COULTER, in this city, Feb. 26th. The funeral
will be held at 11a.m. Monday, the 28th inst. Friends of the deceased
are invited to attend.
Died in Boulder, Co., Feb. 9, 1887, Mrs. Andrew SOCKETT, sister of Rev.
A.H. NEEDHAM of Healdsburg, aged 34y.
Died in Forestville, Feb. 28, 1887, Mrs. Kate, wife of James Van V.
RICHELIEN, a native of N.Y., aged 45y 11m.
Died near Santa Rosa, Feb. 28, 1887, Hugh McLEAN, native of Pa., aged
Died in Petaluma, Feb. 28, 1887, Henry HOLMES, native of La., aged 40y.
Died in Petaluma, Mar. 1, 1887, Mary, wife of David WALLS, native of
Va., aged 2- (?) years.
Miss Angelina CHAMBAUD has been employed to teach the Steuben district
Miss Sarah CHAMBAUD has been appointed to teach school in Tarwater
Mrs. M.A. WYMORE has been engaged as Principal of the Redwood school,
with Miss A.J. BRUNER as assistant.
The following teachers have been appointed to teach in the following
W.H. LUMSDEN, Rincon; Miss Martha LUMSDEN, Copeland; Laura AULL, San
Louis; Miss Mamie CALHOUN, Hill; Miss Josie JONES, Llano; Miss Lottie
HAHMAN, Ridenhour; L. CUMMINGS, Todd.
J.C. KINSLOW, Healdsburg, has been appointed to a position at the Mare
Island Navy yard.
Joseph COBORN, whose ranch is near Ingrams, is setting out quite an
extensive olive orchard.
Fred HOOD'S handsome grocery store was opened Thursday.
Miss Lottie HOWARD, the modern Diana, who resides near Glen Ellen, has
forwarded a trophy of the chase, to the County Clerk's office, in the
shape of wild-cat skins.
Mrs. C.A. KOONTZ and Miss Nettie De TRAY, of San Francisco, have leased
a store, No. 621, on Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, and will put in a stock
of books, stationary and fancy goods.
Mr./Mrs. T.J. GEARY are happy over the arrival of a baby boy, which
event bears the date Sunday morning, Feb. 27th.
Born to Mr./Mrs. A.L. WHITNEY, Petaluma, Feb. 24, 1887, son.
Born to Mr./Mrs. William AMESBURY, Healdsburg, Feb. 23, 1887, son.
Born to Mr./Mrs. John THOMPSON, Near Healdsburg, Feb. 20, 1887,
Born to Mr./Mrs. A. EASTLAKE, Cloverdale, Feb. 26, 1887, daughter.
Born to Mr./Mrs. James WATSON, San Rafael, Feb. 20, 1887, daughter.
Born to Mr./Mrs. I.W. GIBBONS, Cloverdale, Feb. 23, 1887, son.
Born to Mr./Mrs. John JOHNSON, Vallejo, Feb. 27, 1887, son.
Justice BROWN officiated at the marriage of Mr./Mrs. S. PETERSON, nee
Jennie HUNTER, at the residence of Ralph PETERSON, near this city,
Married at the Grand Hotel, Santa Rosa, Feb. 28, 1887, Dr. H.C. ADAIR of
Colusa, and Mrs. A. BURKHALTER, of Santa Rosa.
Married in Petaluma, Feb. 21, 1887, S.E. CARPENTER and Mamie MONAHAN.
James COLLINS is the name of a man who was arrested by Policeman
GARDNER, Saturday night, for disturbing the peace and was sentenced to
30 days in the county jail by Justice SEAWELL Monday.
S.H. MAUZY, of Petaluma, filed a petition Friday to have the Superior
court declare him an insolvent debtor.
Samuel T. CLANTON, incompetent, order of sale of real estate made, bond
The Sonoma Democrat, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., Ca., March 12, 1887
W.H. WORTH has been granted a patent on his new grape stemmer and
The following newly appointed teachers commenced school in their
respective districts Monday, March 7th:
Mrs. S.E. SLUSSER, Wallace; Lizzie LAUGHLIN, Lone Redwood; Lou FARMER,
Watmaugh; Amanda LAUGHLIN, Enterprise; Ida ARCHER, Pine Mountain; Emma
BURBANK, Monroe; Minnie JOY, Watson; Alice M. YOUNG, Gilford district,
Alexander Valley; Maria BROOKS, Porter Creek; Ida B. EWING, Madrona;
Alice BLAIR, Hall; Bertha MITCHELL, Starr; C. May HACKS, Table Mountain;
Annie CASEY, Lakeville; Frances A. PETERS, Payran.
Miss A.B. DUFFIN will open school in Santa Rosa school district next
A lad named George MERCHANT, aged 8y, was hooked by a cow at Healdsburg
last Sunday, and his jaw fractured in three places.
Mr. HOLMES, the father of little Pearl HOLMES, who was burned to death
recently, in Petaluma, died Monday at the home of his brother, Wm.
HOLMES, after a lingering illness.
Died in Healdsburg, Feb. 26, 1887, infant son of Harvey TRUITT, aged
Died in Hopland, Feb. 18, 1887, Ben. A. POOL, aged 36y, of consumption.
Mr/Mrs. W.W. COFFEE, nee Emma COUTINRE, of Windsor, were married
Married in Cloverdale, Mar. 3, 1887, Fred T. WALKER and Nancy LOOMIS.
E. FISHER and D. GOLISPEY were fined $5. each for drunkeness.
Elias SHAW vs. Melissa SHAW, divorce granted.
J.B. KEAN vs. Serina A. KEAN, divorce.
The Sonoma Democrat, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., Ca., March 19, 1887
The following teachers have been recently engaged:
Lizzie L. TARPEY, English Hill; Daniel WHITE, Eureka; Geo. W. GASTON,
Iowa; Lillian B. HOTALING, Stony Point; Marie GUERNE, Summit; Mary
JORDAN, Burnes; Mrs. J. Wells CASERES, Bliss; Fannie MONDAY, Coleman
Valley; Lelia O. SOWERS, Dry Creek; Mary A. ADAMS, Wright; Mrs. S.J.
FOLGER, Oak Grove; Phileta ESTINGHAUSEN, Maycamas; Florence MANZY,
Scotta; Julia M. McCARTHY, Ocean View; Mary POEHLMUS, Piner; Alice
LITCHFIELD, Pacific; David WALLS, San Antonio; Lizzie RAINEY, Wheeler;
Bessie BURNES, Walker; Callie A. ABSHIRE, Oriental; Mrs. Ella WELLS,
Pine Hill; May McMAHON, Davis; Ella GALE, San Antonio.
The Healdsburg 'Enterprise' says; "Eugene REDDEN (the man who was
arrested in Santa Rosa a few weeks ago for abduction) was in town
Wednesday. While he was here he got into a difficulty with Walter PIATT,
after some hard words, blows were exchanged; REDDEN then drew his pistol
and threatened to shoot PIATT, but before he could put his threat into
execution, PIATT got out of the way." (note: different spelling for
Redden; in the original story it was written as Redding)
John H. FRENCH, insolvent debtor, proceedings have been dismissed.
Born to Mr./Mrs. A. BURTRON, Alexander Valley, Feb. 28, 1887, son.
Born to Mr./Mrs. A. LAUGHLIN, Laguna Station, Mar. 2, 1887, son.
Born to Mr./Mrs. G.W. KNAPP, Bloomfield, Mar. 12, 1887, daughter.
Married near Woodland, Mar. 3, 1887, W.A. STITES, formerly of
Healdsburg, and Hattie HAYS, formerly of Healdsburg.
Married in Cloverdale, Mar. 10, 1887, Walter CAMPBELL and Amy JORDAN.
Married in Petaluma, Mar. 6, 1887, Julus T. BALZARI and Naudine
Died in Alexander Valley, Mar. 8, 1887, Mrs. Elizabeth S. ISRAEL, mother
of the late Mrs. R.R. GIVENS and David R. GREEN, of Ventura, aged 76y.
Died in Petaluma, Mar. 2, 1887, Andrew CHAMBERS, native of Westmoreland
Co., PA., aged 77y 7m. (Savanah & St. Joseph, Mo., copy)
Died in Petaluma, Mar. 14, 1887, Elissa J., wife of James HANNA, native
of Ohio, aged 41y.
Died in Sonoma, Mar. 7, 1887, F.A. PAULI, native of Hamburg, Germany,
Died in Healdsburg, Mar. 12, 1887, daughter of Mr./Mrs. J.H. PRIDE, aged
The Sonoma Democrat, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., Ca., March 26, 1887
Marshal BLUME returned on Monday from Ukiah, with a horse which had been
stolen three weeks since, from W.J. BIGGS, of Petaluma. The thief,
Alfred LAIRD, had taken a roundabout way to escape and was bound for
Humboldt. He burglarized Joseph SPOTWOOD'S house in Potter Valley, and
being captured, was lodged in the Ukiah jail but escaped on Sunday
evening. The horse was much jaded, having been ridden 400 miles. Marshal
BLUME received a dispatch this morning, stating that LAIRD was last
night recaptured at Point Arena by a Deputy Sheriff.
John and William CLEARY, aged 13 and 14, were arrested for disturbing
the peace of Patrick COURTNEY Saturday morning. The youthful prisoners
were taken before Justice SEAWELL, where they pleaded not guilty to the
charge. The complaintant stated that the youngsters were in the habit of
throwing stones and other missiles at him whenever he issued forth from
his home. Mrs. CLEARY appeared in court on behalf of her boys and
supplemented their plea of not guilty by stating that Patrick COURTNEY
improved every opportunity to make it disagreeable for herself and her
children. The Justice dismissed the case, after reprimanding the boys
and advising them to preserve the peace of the two families in the
The divorce suit of James MORROW vs. Hattie B. MORROW was dismissed by
the plaintiff Tuesday.
Judge RUTLEDGE granted a divorce to the plaintiff in the case of Julia
R. BOGART vs. Charles H. BOGART Tuesday, on grounds of failure to
provide. The custody of the minor child was awarded to the plaintiff.
Willie, the 5 year old son of Mr./Mrs. Jesse BOWLES, was drowned last
Saturday, Mar. 12th, about 5 o'clock, near the D Street bridge on
Petaluma Creek. The little fellow had been playing in that neighborhood
with several other boys of about his own age, but when the others left
for home, Willie, was in some manner left behind, his companions not
noticing his absence. The child was not missed for sometime, when the
father began making inquiries and finally the neighbors became alarmed.
As it grew dark, lanterns were procured and a thorough search made.
About 8 o'clock one of the searchers descovered the little fellow's
hands sticking out of the water and he was soon taken out, but it was
too late. He had evidently tried to climb up a plank leading to the
wharf, but lost his balance and fallen into the water.
Died in Healdsburg, Mar. 15, 1887, Mollie, daughter of Harry C. and
Margaret HENDERSON, aged 20y 4m 10d.
Died in North Healdsburg, Mar. 15, 1887, Mrs. Almira BURGESS, aged 65y
Died near Healdsburg, Mar. 16, 1887, Mrs. Mary Eleanor, wife of Capt.
D.O. DAVIS, daughter of Stephen JEWETT, Esq., of Westport, Me. aged 66y
Died in Windsor, Mar. 22, 1887, Lucinda ADAMSON, aged 18y.
A.L. CUMMINS and Miss Phebe LOCK, niece of Jacob HARRIS, were married at
the residence of the bride's parents, in Rincon Valley, Wednesday, Mar.
23d, Justice John BROWN officiating. About 40 ladies and gentlemen were
present. After the ceremonies were concluded a sumptuous wedding dinner
was served in an arbor adjoining the house. One of the features of the
occasion was the delivery of an original poem by Mr. HARRIS. The young
couple will spend their honeymoon in San Francisco.
Married in Oakland, Mar. 12, 1887, James H. POND of Sacramento, formerly
of Petaluma, and Grace HAMILTON, of Oakland.
Married at the Occidental Hotel, Santa Rosa, Mar. 18, 1887, Laura May
REDDING and Charles A. SPONOGLE, both of Healdsburg.
Born to Mr./Mrs. John McINTOSH, Petaluma, Mar. 14, 1887, daughter.
Born to Mr./Mrs. P. LANNAN, Healdsburg, Mar. 2, 1887, daughter.
Teachers have been engaged to teach in the following districts:
Miss Laura LITCHFIELD, Jonive; Charles E. GAMBLE, Mendocino; J.L.
PETERS, Waugh; Miss Carrie P. BROWN, Laurel Grove; M.E. CONNOLLY, Fisk's
Mills; Wade MELOAN, Bodega.
A pleasant social hop was given by the ladies of the German Social Club
at Germania Hall Monday evening in commemoration of the 15th anniversary
of the marriage of Mr./Mrs. Fred FISK. Music was furnished by Messrs.
PARKS and HAHMAN, to which the guests kept time in waltz and quadrille
until a late hour.
G.W. BROWN has rented the HUGHS ranch, 3 miles below Sebastopol. He
arrived with his family from Presidio, Tx. about 3 weeks ago. Mr. BROWN
is not a new comer to Cal., however, having resided here back in the
50's. In 1852 he shot and killed a grizzly bear on the COLEMAN place, 3
miles west of town. At that time, he says, antelope were numerous in
this vicinity. Petaluma supported 1 store and Julio CARRILLO was
building the first house in Santa Rosa, the CLARK residence on Second
Street, opposite Dr. BOYCE'S. The COPELAND place, where Tom HOPPER now
lives, was the only house on the road to Petaluma, and there were few
fences in the county. Mr. BROWN is glad to get back to Cal., after an
absence of 32 years and declares in all that time he has seen no country
to compare to Sonoma county. The continuous drouth for several years in
Texas, culminating last year in starvation ot many in Western Texas, is
setting the tide of emigration this way strongly. Thousands would come
at once if they were able to get away.
Miss May BRICE, formerly of Healdsburg, now of Cloverdale, departed for
New Mexico, Thursday, wither she goes to take charge of a school.
C.H. CROFOOT, proprietor of the Glen Ellen Hotel, is having considerable
painting and papering done, prepatory to the rapidly advancing pleasure