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Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton Daily Independent
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Description: May 24-31, 1869

Date: May 1869

Newspaper published in: Stockton, San Joaquin Co.

>>MONDAY, 24 MAY 1869<<

BIRTH -- in Princeton, May 17th, to the wife of Chas. BLOED, of a son.

MARRIED -- at the Female College of the Pacific, Oakland, Alameda county, Wednesday evening, May 12th; J.G. RICE of Bear Valley, Mariposa county, to Louisa W. KINNEY.

DIED -- in Auburn, May 17th, Samuel C. DAGGETT, formerly of New Bedford, Massachusetts, aged 46 years.

KICKED by a HORSE -- Last week, says the Healdsburg 'Flag' of May 20th, a 3-year-old son of John BORN was almost fatally injured by a vicious Spanish horse. The child mistook a team for his father's, and attempted to pass between the horses and the fence, where they were hitched, when one of the horses kicked the little fellow several times, and would no doubt have killed him had he not kicked him completely out of his reach. The severest injury the child received was on his head, which rendered him for a time insensible. The little sufferer is now out of danger.

BITTEN by a 'COON -- The Russian River 'Flag' says: Len BOGGS came in possession of a 'coon some months ago, which soon became quite tame and domesticated. But last Sunday morning this classic animal concluded to go on a foraging expedition. He found his way into Henry DUDLEY's smoke house but was soon disturbed by the appearance of Mrs. DUDLY [spelled 2 ways] at the door, who, seeing the 'coon coming towards her with a roll of butter in his paws, became somewhat frightened, not knowing at first what kind of an animal it was. About this time Mr. DUDLEY came up and captured the prowler, but in doing so got some severe bites and scratches on his hands and arms. Mr. BOGGS' Indian girl soon came over and took possession of the runaway which in her hands became as docile as a kitten. Mr. DUDLEY's wounds were so painful and his arms so much swollen that he has not been able to work since he went "to hunt de 'coon."

SUDDEN DEATHS -- We clip the following from the 'Alta' of May 22d --
-This morning a man named Isaac W. ATKIN died suddenly in a fit at the Pacific House. Deceased was apparently about 45 years of age, and had recently arrived in the city from Truckee. From papers found in his room he appears to have relatives residing in Rocklin. The remains were taken charge of by the Coroner, who will hold an inquest.
-About 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon an aged lady named Mrs. Ellen LENNON died very suddenly at her residence at the corner of Union and Mason streets. The body was removed to the Coroner's office, where a post mortem examination will be held to ascertain the cause of death.

SERIOUS ACCIDENT -- The Auburn 'Stars and Stripes' of May 20th says: "We regret to learn the Wm. B. HAYFORD, of Colfax, was seriously injured on Tuesday last, by being thrown from a wagon in which he was riding. He was dragged on the ground a considerable distance. His injuries are of the spine, and partial paralysis is the result."

>>TUESDAY, 25 MAY 1869<<

MARRIED -- at the residence of Mr. THOMAS, on the Telegraph road, Alameda county, May 19th, by the Rev. L. HAMILTON; W.E. THURSBY of Stanislaus county, to Sarah J. BROWNELL, of Oakland.

MARRIED -- at Snelling, May 17th, by the Rev. D.A. JAMISON; J.W. GARNER to Mrs. Sarah A. OLMSTEAD.

DIED -- in this city, at the residence of Sheriff MILLS, May 24th, James PETERS, aged 38 years, 10 months. [The funeral will take place today from the Methodist Church in Live Oak, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.]

MERCED 'HERALD' of May 23d: An accident happened to Dr. McCROSKY on Tuesday last, which, though not serious in its results, was quite annoying. He was riding along in a sulky driving a favorite horse carelessly, when the horse stumbled and fell, throwing the Doctor forward on the horse's rump and giving him a slight scare. Losing hold of one of the reins he of course pulled the one remaining in his hand and drove the animal on the side of a bank, tipping over the vehicle. The animal, though gentle and well disposed, not being used to such freaks of the sulky became frightened and ran, breaking the concern to pieces. The only personal damage done to the Doctor was the spraining of an ankle.

A MAN NAMED Jacob RUSS was killed near Lake City on Tuesday afternoon by a bank caving upon him while at work in a mining claim.

RANCH SOLD -- We hear that Mrs. WHITCOMB, widow of the late Silas WHITCOMB, says the 'Bee,' has sold her ranch, consisting of 4500 acres, between the lower Stockton road and the Sacramento river, and lying near Georgetown, to some San Francisco people, for the sum of $64,000 -- or about $15 per acre.

>>WEDNESDAY, 26 MAY 1869<<

DIED -- in this city, May 25th, Willie, youngest child of T.W. and Julia S. MAGEE, aged 4 years.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, May 25 --
-Dennis LARKING, a native of Ireland, fell over a precipice on Telegraph Hill at 7 1/2 o'clock last night, and was instantly killed. He fell a distance of 60 feet.
-Moses DAVIS, of the regular police force, died at 8 a.m. today of disease of the lungs.
-E.C. SCOTT and J.H. GARDNER sailed from foot of Third street in an open boat on Sunday and have not been heard of since. It is feared they are drowned.

DEATH of J.B. MANCHESTER -- The 'Alta' of May 24th says: J.B. MANCHESTER, a member of the bar of San Francisco since 1850, died at his residence, No. 127 Kearny street, in this city [San Francisco], yesterday. The deceased read law at Auburn, New York, in the office of ex-Secretary of State Hon. William H. SEWARD. On his arrival in San Francisco he entered actively upon the practice of his profession. He gave his undivided attention to admiralty cases in the Federal Courts, and for the past 10 years he has made this branch of the legal profession his specialty. Mr. MANCHESTER died of marasmus. He leaves a widow and 1 son to mourn his loss. He was born at Cambridge Four Corner, Washington county, New York; was descended from Quaker parents, and throughout his life held a prominent position in this community.

A GOLDEN WEDDING -- We clip from a San Francisco paper of May 24th: Yesterday a golden wedding was celebrated in this city, not in the ordinary manner, as will be seen by the following notices, which have been duly published:
MARRIED -- In Auburn, N.Y., Sunday, May 23, 1819, by the Rev. Lucius SMITH; Samuel GRAVES to Miss Polly BOSTWICK, all of Auburn, N.Y.
In San Francisco, Cal., on Sunday, May 23, 1869, at the residence of H.T. GRAVES, by the Rev. D.D. CHAPIN; Mr.&Mrs. Samuel GRAVES.
The 2nd wedding was attended by a large number of friends of the parties, each of whom offered their congratulations. Many presents were received, and the affair passed off most pleasantly to all concerned.

DEATH of CAPTAIN ANTONIO MARIA PICO -- The 'Bulletin' of May 24th says: The many friends of Antonio Maria PICO, a prominent native Californian, will be pained to learn of his deceased. He died at San Jose yesterday of inflammation of the lungs, aged 60 years. He was related by blood, or marriage, to nearly all the prominent California families, before the Mexican war; among them, the CASTROs and VALLEJOs, and was cousin to Don Pio PICO, ex-Governor of Alta California. He held various offices under the Mexican rule; was for many years alcade of San Jose, which he saw grow from a sleepy mission village to a bustling city; was a member of the Territorial Legislature, and a Captain of Militia. Under the American dominion, he held several important offices; among them Prefect of Santa Clara, and member of the Constitutional Convention, called in 1849. He was elected a Presidential Elector on the Lincoln and Hamlin ticket in the Fall of 1860, and was subsequently appointed Receiver of the Land Office at Los Angeles in 1861. On the breaking out of the rebellion in 1861, he was prominent in organizing a cavalry company of native Californians, which under the command of his son, did good service during the war.

>>THURSDAY, 27 MAY 1869<<

BIRTH -- at Lockeford, May 20th, to the wife of P.L. MEGERLE, of a daughter.

DIED -- in Bradford, Maine, April 22d, Mrs. Anna MARSHALL, sister of Major T. BYTHER of San Joaquin county, aged 34 years.

A REMARKABLE FAMILY -- Under the appropriate heading in today's 'Independent' is a notice of the decease of Mrs. Anna MARSHALL, at Bradford, Maine. Deceased was a sister of Major T. BYTHER, of San Joaquin county. This death is the 1st that has occurred in a family of 15 children, the youngest of whom is aged 28 years. The parents are still alive and were well when last heard from -- the father being 77 years of age and the mother 73.

ASSAULT and BATTERY -- Frank MAYBOONE, arrested by Chief of Police FLETCHER, on a charge of assault and battery committed upon the person of Joseph DUNKLEY, was examined before Justice Brown yesterday, found guilty and fined in the sum of $25, which he paid.

BY STATE TELEGRAPH, San Francisco, May 26 --
-John C. KEENAN, proprietor of a saloon on Montgomery street, dropped dead at his house on Kearney street last night -- cause unknown.
-R. REDDINGTON was found dead in his bed at the Pacific Hotel today.

>>FRIDAY, 28 MAY 1869<<

MARRIED -- at the residence of the bride's father, in this city, May 26th, by Rev. Jesse WOOD, of San Francisco; M.N. ROGERS to Miss Mary P. PIPKINS, both of Stockton. [Wine and bride cake accompanied the above notice; and all hands in the 'Independent' office join in wishing the happy couple a long, happy and prosperous life.]

DIED -- in this city, May 26th, Mrs. E.M. BROWNELL, wife of Nicholas F. BROWNELL, aged 59 years. [The funeral will take place today (Friday) from her late residence, corner of California and Sonora streets, at 2 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances of the family are invited to attend.]

YOUNG GIRL WANTED -- Aged 12 or 15 years, to live in a small family and assist in taking care of children. For particulars apply to
Intelligence Office, corner of Centre and Market streets

FOUND -- In this city, May 22d, by Frederick HUGHES (colored), a Diamond Ring. The owner can get possession of the same by applying to
Chief of Police

PAINFUL OCCURRENCE -- Yesterday morning while operating a cracker machine at Mr. GALL's bake-house, Henry HYDE got his left hand caught in one of the wheels and his wrist badly crushed. Notwithstanding surgical aid was rendered immediately, he suffered intense pain through the day, and last evening was quite ill. He was attended by Dr. SPOSATI.

ADMITTED to PRACTICE -- On motion of W.L. DUDLEY in the District court yesterday Judge Cavis admitted Horace A. MANCHESTER to practice as an attorney at the bar of said Court.

WILL of THE LATE S.W. BROCKWAY -- We clip from the 'Bulletin' of May 26th: The last will of S.W. BROCKWAY was filed for probate yesterday. Testator bequeaths:
-To his wife, Augusta M.H. BROCKWAY, $20,000 in gold coin and the homestead in Mokelumne Hill, Calaveras county, together with the furniture and other contents
-To his mother, Susannah BROCKWAY, $100
-To his brother John S. BROCKWAY, $200
-To his brother, Julius, $100 and his gold-headed cane
-To his brother David, $100
-To his sisters Polly JONES, Sally Ann ALLEN and Susan Maria WHITE, $100 each
-To Sue A. BROCKWAY, widow of his bother O.P. BROCKWAY, $100, unless she dies before the probate of this will, in which case this $100 shall go to his wife, Augusta M.H.
All the rest of his property of all kinds he bequeaths to his wife Augusta, and appoints her sole executrix without bonds. Should any of his legatees attempt to break his will, their legacy is thereby forfeited in favor of his wife. He requests his wife to advise with Y.K. WILSON as attorney, and Dr. LOHR as friend, in her duties as executrix. He wishes his body to be taken for burial to Stephentown, Renssalaer county, New York, and interred in the Baptist burial ground, and that a monument be erected over his remains. In the event of the death of his wife Augusta without issue, all his property is to go to his said brothers and sisters in equal shares, except that his brother John is to have $1000 more than the rest. If he have an heir, then all the property of his wife is to go to such heir, instead of his brother and sisters, after her death. The will is dated at Mokelumne Hill, Jan. 21, 1865, and witnessed by H.J. TILDEN and Charles FAVILE.

>>SATURDAY, 29 MAY 1869<<

MARRIED -- in this city, May 27th, by Rev. J.H. MADDUX; Edwin HICKINBOTHAM to Miss Amanda CLINCH.

[heading illeg] -- At the funeral of Mrs. E.M. BROWNELL at her late residence on California street yesterday afternoon, the attendance and incidents gave evidence that [illeg] feeling still finds lodgment in the hearts of many Stocktonians, and that a good woman and estimable neighbor is fully appreciated in this community. A large number of our oldest and most respectable citizens were present and scores of moist eyes and quivering lips bore mute but touching [illeg] to the sterling qualities of one whose kind heart was ever ready with tender sympathy for the distressed and whose loving care and motherly attention were volunteered and tirelessly rendered to the sick, dying or bereaved. Of the large number present yesterday, there were few who at one time or another, or perchance many times, had not been nursed in sickness or comforted in their hour of tribulation by the amiable and estimable deceased. The large, respectful and sympathetic attendance was a well merited and becoming tribute to one of the noblest of women and kindest of neighbors.

A TRAVELER DIES SUDDENLY -- The Shasta 'Courier' of May 23d, says: An old man named EVANS, travelling from Oregon to some point in this State, died suddenly on Sweetbrier, in Shasta county, on the 11th inst. The deceased in company with a Mr. BANGNESS, camped at the above mentioned point, and drove their horses to a grassy flat on the bluff overlooking the river. They then returned to camp and partook of a hearty supper, after which EVANS proposed they should go up and see how the horses fared. The 2 men started up the bluff, but before reaching the flat EVANS complained of difficulty in breathing and oppressiveness in the region of the heart. EVANS remarked that he would go back, and his companion went on up the bluff, and returned to camp at dusk. On arriving at camp he learned that EVANS had not returned. Search was made, but the missing man was not found until morning, when his corpse was discovered near where BANGNESS left him the evening before. His appearance indicated that he had died without a struggle. Deceased was decently interred and his relatives can learn full particulars by addressing S.F. SOUTHERN, Soda Springs, Shasta county, California.

BIRTH -- in Visalia, May 25th, to the wife of C.M. VAILEE, of a daughter.

DIED -- at Bear Valley, May 21st, Herman BACKOFEN, a native of Saxony, Germany, aged 35 years, 2 months, 6 days.

DIED -- at Bear Valley, May 24th, Julie F., youngest child of Mr.&Mrs. J.A. ADAIR. [see 'Mariposa Items' below]

DIED -- near Colorado, May 25th, Joseph CUNEO, a native of Cuselia, Italy, aged 46 years. [see 'Mariposa Items' below]

DIED -- near Colorado, May 25th, Joseph TORRE, a native of Balangali, Italy, aged 32 years. [see 'Mariposa Items' below]

DIED -- near Hopeton, Merced county, May 26th, Florence Barfield ROSS, daughter of S.H.P. and Modest ROSS, aged 1 year, 5 days.

DIED -- at Millerton, Fresno county, May 22d, James Jackson, PARKER, a native of Kentucky, aged 59 years.

INFORMATION WANTED -- Of the whereabouts of Mr. Henry STAUBLI, formerly of the Canton of Zuric, Switzerland. A year ago, he was known to have resided near Corral Hollow, San Joaquin county. Any tidings concerning him will be thankfully received by Mr. F. BERTON, Swiss Consul, San Francisco, or by Th. VON GRUNIGAN, Stockton.

INFORMATION WANTED -- Any person knowing anything of Sanford W. CROCKER, will confer a great favor by communicating the same to E.L. CROCKER or T.L. McFERRIN, Nashville, Tennessee. He is a native of Tennessee, aged about 26 years, and was last heard from at San Jose, in the Summer of 1868.

MARIPOSA ITEMS -- We clip from the 'Gazette' of May 28th --
-A terrible accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, last at the Feliciana quartz mine, situated near Colorado, which resulted in the death of 2 Italian miners named Joseph CUNEO and Joseph TORRE. [The 'Mail' gives the names Gio CURRO and Gio ZERGA.] There were 2 shifts working in the mine, one at the south and the other at the north end. The 2 miners in the north end quit at the accustomed hour in the evening, but the other 2 not making their appearance at the usual time they went to where they worked and found that 30 or 40 tons of earth had caved on their companions. The alarm was soon given and after several hours hard work the bodies were recovered, being close together and terribly mangled. 5 men have lost their lives in this mine inside of 4 years -- 3 were killed by an explosion of powder in it in Oct., 1865.
-The youngest daughter of Mr.&Mrs. J.A. ADAIR, of Bear Valley, was accidentally drowned at their residence on Monday last in a tub containing about 6 inches of water. It is supposed she was playing round the tub and in some manner fell in and was drowned. The child had been but a few moments out of its mother's sight when her attention was attracted to the tub by one of the children saying that Julie was asleep in it. She was found in the tub face down and quickly taken out, but life had departed. She was 1 year, 10 months old. The remains were deposited in the Catholic Cemetery in this place [Mariposa], followed by a large concourse of friends and acquaintances of the family


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