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Subject: Sonoma Co. CA. 1920
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 12:18:41 -0700 (PDT)
The Sotoyome Scimitar, Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., Ca., February 6, 1920
Wednesday night about midnight, death claimed our well known and well
beloved business man, when, William Ernest RATHKE, proprietor of
RATHKE'S Pharmacy succumbed to an attack of pneumonia, resulting from
influenza. Wm. Ernest RATHKE was born in Pleasanton, Ca., Oct., 1881,
and was 37y. A member of the Masonic Fraternity, funeral services has
been set for 10 o'clock next Saturday morning. The service is to be held
in the local Masonic Temple under the direction of Clarence E. CURTIS.
The remains will then be taken by Mr. CURTIS in his auto hearse to
The sad news of the death of Pearl GWINN, formerly a well known resident
of Geyserville, was received here Sunday. The deceased was a son-in-law
of M.M. MARTIN of Dry Creek.
Mrs. COLE, mother of Mrs. E.B. SNOOK and of Charles COLE, died at her
home near Healdsburg, Thursday morning. The date of the funeral has not
been supplied. The services will be under the direction of T.G. YOUNG
Harry Southworth LYNCH, son of Mrs. Ada-Kyle LYNCH, died at his home in
Healdsburg on Wednesday. He was a popular young man and many friends far
and near will grieve with his mother. He was born in Wisconsin in 1882,
and had been employed here as a driver for the Express Co. for a number
of months. He was sick only one week, death was due to influenza. The
funeral takes place today, Friday, at 2:30.
Mr./Mrs. Frank McCLISH of Hanford, are rejoicing over the arrival of a
daughter. The little lady arrived last Thursday. Her name is Mary Louise
The Sotoyome Scimitar, Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., Ca., February 13, 1920
John Gottfrid GUSTAFSON, a well known rancher of Geyserville, has
petitioned the superior court to change his name to John Gustav GRANT.
The many friends of Mr/Mrs. Caroline FIEGE, will be grieved to learn of
that lady's death at the family home on Bailhache Ave., on Monday night,
Feb. 9th. Deceased was born in Ill., and was a few weeks over 56y. She
is survived by her husband, Joseph FIEGE, and 4 children, Lizzie,
William, Edith and Mamie. The funeral was held in private on Wednesday
afternoon, Feb. 11th, at Clarence E. CURTIS Mortuary Chapel, where
services were held. Interment was in Oak Mound.
The many friends of William FIELDMEYER learned with sorrow of his death,
which occurred Sunday morning at his home in Geyserville. Mr. FIELDMEYER
had been very near death for several days and but slight hopes were
given for his recovery, as he was suffering from a serious attack of
pneumonia which resulted from the influenza. Nevertheless, his loved
ones had never given up hope for him and are sorrow-stricken by the sad
event of his passing away. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, Pearl,
two children, Iva and William, Jr., an aged mother, a brother, Clemens,
a sister, Mrs. Elsie WATERS. The deceased was 41y 3m 3d old. The funeral
was held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 10th, under the direction of Clarence
E. CURTIS, with interment in Olive Hill Cemetery in Geyserville.
Dan SCATENA died in San Francisco, a few days ago, with the influenza.
He was the son of Mr./Mrs. R. SCATENA who reside here. He was buried in
San Francisco, Dan was only 17y of age and had many friends. He was
raised in this city and prior to the time of his death was a Sailor in
the service of Uncle Sam.
Influenza claimed another victim Saturday, when George E. MERRILL, the
County Farm Advisor succumbed to pneumonia superinduced by influenza, at
his home in the county seat. He was a graduate of the Hampshire College
in 1907, and received M.A. at Cornell in 1902. George Enoch MERRILL was
born in Mass., 1883, and was 37y. Survived by parents, Mr./Mrs. C.F.
MERRILL, two brothers and two sisters, all living at Hampton Falls, N.H.
He was a member of Santa Rosa Masonic Lodge.
Mr/Mrs. Harry B. PARKS and family have moved to Stewart's Point, where
Mr. PARKS has bought a ranch. Mr. PARKS was sexton at the local cemetery
for a number of years.
Alma PHILLPOT, who resides on College Ave., announced her engagement to
Leon SLATER, a wealthy young man of Modesto.
Mary SKEE, who resides with her parents at their Fitch St. home, has
announced her engagement to Lawrence DALY, a well known young man who
lived here for a number of years. He is at present working for the
Standard Oil Co., in Berkeley, while Mary is teaching school in Knights
Valley. The wedding will take place in June.
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