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Subject: Sonoma Co. CA. 1920
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 14:08:57 -0700 (PDT)
The Sotoyome Scimitar, Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., Ca., August 13, 1920
Mrs. Mary McCRACKEN, a pioneer lady of this section passed away at her
home on Porter Creek, last Thursday afternoon. The funeral services were
held Sunday. She is survived by a husband, three sons and three
Another pioneer of the Healdsburg section passed away at the old family
home Thursday of last week, when Mary Aurieliza McCRACKEN closed her
life at the age of 69y 9m 4d. Interment was made in Shiloh Cemetery at
Windsor. Mrs. McCRACKEN had been n good health up to a week ago, when
she suffered a stroke of paralysis. Deceased was the daughter of
Marshall LAUGHLIN born in Missouri. She came to Ca. with her parents
when she was 4y and has lived in this vicinity practically all of her
life. She is survived by a husband Jasper McCRACKEN, and the following
children, Mrs. Effie NOSLER, Mrs. Gertrude ARCHER, all of Healdsburg.
Mrs. Ernest E. ARCHER of Santa Rosa, and Will J. of Windsor.
At high noon on Wednesday last, at the home of Mr/Mrs. C.H. HINCHEY,
Miss Letha Mae BROWN, youngest daughter of Mr/Mrs. J.B. BROWN of
Arbuckle, Colusa Co., formerly of this city, and Mr. Lew JONES were wed.
The ceremony was performed by Elder O.A. TAIT of Mountain View, life
long friend of the groom. The bride is a graduate of the Healdsburg High
School, class of 1911. She has been employed for the past 6 years by the
Pacific Press Publishing Co., of Mountain View, this State. Mr. JONES
has been head pressman for the same concern, which is one of the largest
publishing houses of Ca. Recently he took employment with the Ault &
Wiborg Ing. Co. of San Francisco, and will demonstrate and sell it's
product in China. The wedding was an elaborate and beautiful one and a
large number of guest were present to enjoy the ceremony and
congratulate the newly-weds including: Mr/Mrs. James B. BROWN, Mr/Mrs.
Ralph BROWN, the Misses Verda, Pearl and Wilma BROWN, Mr/Mrs. Fred E.
WESNER, all of Arbuckle; Arthur JONES, brother of the groom, from
Mountain View; R.E. BRACKETT, R.P. ROWE, Mrs. W.E. WHALEN and the Misses
Esther and Alma WHALEN of Oakland; Mr/Mrs. John H. HAUB, Mr/Mrs. Chester
HAUB, Mrs. C.H. HINCHEY, Hollis HINCHEY, Mrs. S. FAGAN, Miss Murial
KELLOGG, Mrs. Ada Kyle LYNCH, Emiel BACHMAN, Mrs. Rose JURD, Mrs. John
TAEUFFER, all of Healdsburg. The bride and groom went to the county seat
by auto and from there caught the afternoon train for San Francisco.
Happy good-byes were said not unmixed with a touch of pothos for China
is a long way from the golden home in Ca. and many friends.
The marriage of Miss Maud SPENSER of Knights Valley and W.V. GOBBI of
this city was solemnized at the home of Rev. Luther ARTHUR of the
Baptist Church. The marriage was a surprise to the bride's many friends,
for, we informed that "a little blue bird tattled that cupid held the
maid captive." Mrs. GOBBI is a charming girl, and many friends will wish
her and her husband much happiness. Mr. GOBBI is a Healdsburg boy,
having spent his childhood in this city, and is a young man of sterling
character. Our informant offers them a fine wish in which we join
The Sotoyome Scimitar, Healdsburg, Sonoma Co., Ca., August 20, 1920
Mr./Mrs. True HARMESON are entertaining a fine baby boy since Monday
morning. THe young man tipped the scales at 8 3/4 lbs. and is to
honored with the names of his grandfather, Lewis Robert.
Another automobile accident occurred Tuesday on the Geyser Road about 4
miles on the other side of HARLAN Ranch, and as a result a young matron
lies dead in the Young Mortuary and two others are seriously injured at
the Seawell Sanitarium in this city. The party in a new automobile,
driven by G.G. DAVIDSON, of San Francisco, was composed of himself and
wife, with Mrs. Josephine B. BETTS and her 9 year old son, Donald and
J.T. DAVIDSON, father of Mrs. BETTS, and brother of the driver, was
proceeding along their way to the Geysers, when the car went off the
grade on a turn, turning over three times, landing in a gulch 60 feet
below the road after throwing out all the occupants, crushing the life
out of Mrs. BETTS, who had been thrown out of the car and had fallen
into the gulch ahead of the machine. The other occupants of the car were
painfully but n ot seriously injured.
Tuesday afternoon a private funeral was held in Shiloh Cemetery for Otto
SCHUKTZ, 70, who passed away at Windsor Sunday afternoon at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. WILLIAMS. Two sons were present at the ceremony.
Monday morning death claimed Horace R. TAYLOR, at the home of his
parents on West Side, ending what would have been years of suffering.
Mr. TAYLOR was recently discharged from the Navy as a result of sickness
received in that line of duty. The young man, who was 27y, enlisted at
the outbreak of the war and rose to the rank of ensign. He was on the
transport Clara and was instrumental in docking the boat at New York
when most of the crew and passengers were sick and dying with influenza.
He also contracted this sickness and never fully recovered, it being the
cause of his death. The deceased is survived by his parnets Mr/Mrs.
Henry TAYLOR and two brothers, Irving and Kelvin, and a sister, Gladys.
Last Sunday, Healdsburg lost another of her pioneers when Mrs. Mary E.
ROBERTS passed away after a good clean life, the end coming peacefully.
The deceased was a native of N.Y. State and had lived here for the past
44 years. For the past 3 years she had been residing at the home of her
son Giles BUSH. Surviving the deceased are two sons, Eli and Giles BUSH
and four grandchildren, Clyde BUSH of Madera, Mrs. H.E. KRAUSS of
Alameda, and Arthur and Herbert BUSH of Healdsburg. The funeral was held
Tuesday from the Young Undertaking parlors. Interment was in Oak Mound.
Monday at high noon, the Grace Methodist church of San Francisco, was
the scene of a quiet wedding, when Miss Eva HENDRICKS, daughter of
Mr/Mrs. William HENDRICKS, of the west side, became the bride of Charles
H. HEWITT of Berkeley. Miss HENDRICKS is a graduate of the local high
school, class of 1913. She was a teacher at the Lytton Orphanage until
the close of the last term. The groom is the son of C.H. HEWITT of the
Northwestern Pacific Railroad. The newlyweds will make their home in
Ukiah afer a honeymoon at Salt Lake City.
At a dainty lucheon at the home of her parents, Mr/Mrs. Frank WELCH,
Miss Lois WELCH announced her engagement to Wallace CAMERON, of Woolsey.
Miss WELCH is a charming girl and a large host of friends extend their
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