Contributed by Jeanne_Taylor
Description: Weekly PublicationDate: May 1858
Newspaper published in: Petaluma
May 7, 1858
Mail Contracts let for this State:
San Francisco to Petaluma, Chas. MINTURN, steamboat, $3,500.;
Petaluma to Tomales, C.L. ROBINSON of Petaluma, horseback, $390.;
Petaluma to Smith's Ranch, WILSON & TIBBETTS of Petaluma, 4-horse coaches, $400.;
Petaluma to Russian River, Charles McLAUGHLIN, $2,400.;
Petaluma to San Rafael, Samuel H. PARSONS of Petaluma, horseback, $500.;
Napa City to Upper Clear Lake, Geo. L. GREATHOUSE, $1,417.;
Napa City to Santa Rosa, J. McKENZIE of Napa, horseback, $800.;
Benicia to Sonoma, John B. SHAFFER, 4-horse coach, $974.
Married at the residence of Mr. HAM, near Petaluma, WM. H. HYDE, of San Francisco, to Elizabeth Jane HAM.
May 14, 1858
Mrs. William BROSIUS, formerly of San Jose, now of Watsonville, gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl on the 18th of April, the pair weighing 24 pounds!
The Humboldt Times reports an affray took place at Table Bluff, on the 23d ult., between James F. WHITTON and a man named HORNER, the latter seriously and the former mortally wounded. Mr. WHITTON was armed with a 6-shooter and Mr. HORNER a knife. WHITTON was from Saco, Maine, where he leaves a father and mother. He was 29y and had been a resident for 6 years.
Married at Napa City, at the residence of E.A. EASTERBY, Esq; J. COX, Jr., editor of the Napa 'Reporter,' to Rebecca EASTERBY.
Born to Mr./Mrs. William AYRES, Santa Rosa, May 9, 1858, son.
May 21, 1858
Mrs. FAUGHT, wife of William FAUGHT, of Petaluma, who was thrown from her carriage, while on the way to Santa Rosa, on the 9th inst., is fast recovering.
May 28, 1858
Mr. David HOPPER, who resides near Fort Ross, had a spirited little brush with a Cinnamon Bear, on the 15th inst. He killed it with a knife after quite a battle.
P.P. HULL died at Marysville, on the 21st inst., after an illness of several months. He was aged 34, came to Ca. in 1850, and from that time to his being struck down with paralysis, last November, had been connected with the press of this State.
Five miners drowned at Table Mountain, near Shaw's Flat, Tuolumne co., while working in a tunnel some 150 feet below, on the 20th inst. They struck through the rim rock of the basin which contained an immense lake of water, instantly the tunnel filled, killing, John SYNOX, Jos. OSBORN, John CORBYON, all Cornish miners and Greenleaf BLUMMER, from New Hampshire and Albert GLASSON of Maine.
Married at Petaluma, May 20, 1858, near San Antonio Creek, George W. AYLSWORTH, Stockton, to Sarah Frances, daughter of George GILL.
Married at Petaluma, Congregational Church, May 25, 1858, William MOCK, Vallejo, to Mrs. Mary B. GOODWIN, Petaluma.
Born to Mr./Mrs. J.E. FENNO, Healdsburg, May 16, 1858, daughter.
Born to Capt./Mrs. Dan KELLY, Petaluma, May 24, 1858, son.
Born to Mr./Mrs. John CONGLETON, Petaluma, May 27, 1858, son.