California Obituaries - January 1, 1890

INQUESTS.

A Record of the Murders and Suicides.

WHAT THE CAUSES WERE

Accidental and Natural Deaths and How They Occurred - A Year's Summary.

During the past year Coroner J. M. Meredith has been called upon to preside over inquisitions into tbe causes of the deaths of 144 persons.   In a few instances, however, he has been unable to personally attend, in which cases he deputed his office temporarily to the nearest Justice of the Peace.   Of the total number of inquests held in this county during the twelve months last past there were 17 murders, 30 suicides, 44 attributable to accident and 51 due solely to natural causes.

MURDERS.

Amelia Fajado, alias the "Chilian Princess," aged 31, a native of Chili, died February 8th at Los Angeles; shot in the left breast by person unknown in Negro alley, between Main and Los Angeles streets.

D. B. Hubbell, aged 32, a native of New York, died February 13th at Santa Monica; a real estate agent, shot in the left side and robbed of $170 by person unknown while on his way home on Second street, Santa Monica, February 9th.

W. N. Patterson, aged 48, a native of Wisconsin, died March 11th at Eagle Rock; a farmer, beaten to death with blunt instrument by Jim Collins while on bis way home from this city.

B. F. Sprague, aged 56, a native of Illinois, died March 18th at Pasadena; shot several times in the body by Sheriff's posse, who attempted to arrest him for the murder of Deputy Constable Harnnischfeger.

Anton Harnischfeger, aged 40, a native of Germany, died March 20th at Garvanzi; a Deputy Constable, shot in the head by B. F. Sprague, whom he attempted to arrest on a warrant for battery.

Anna Lebrun, alias Hortense Vandoome, alias Anna Scott, aged 39, a native of France, died April 13th at Los Angeles; shot in the head by person unknown, in rear of Alameda-street "crib."

Hugh Boyd, aged 42, a native of California, died June Bth at Acton; a miner, shot in the abdomen by Robert Campbell, alias "Three-Fingered Bob."

John Ayers, aged 30, a native of Scotland, died June 23d at San Fernando; a laborer, concussion of the brain, caused by falling on block of wood after being struck by Jack Grim in self-defense.

Ah Dock, alias Santiago, aged 60, a native of China, died June 26th at Los Angeles; skull fractured by broken spade in the hands of Ah Lem, in the Chinese hospital.

William Tweedy, aged 36, a native of California, died July 3rd at Maynard; a stockman, shot in the back by Wayne O. Wheeling in George's blacksmith shop.

Gee Sing, aged 31, a native of China, died July 15th at Los Angeles; shot in the head by Ah King, in the rear of Lung Sing & Co's store on Marchessault alley.

Martin Winters, aged 31, a native of Germany, died July 23rd at San Pedro; mate of schooner Jessie Minor; stabbed to the heart by L. S. Richemont during a quarrel at Pearl Hinton's dance house.

Agnes McGuffrie, aged 43, a native of England, died September 8th at San Pedro: shot four times in the breast and back by her husband at the Crocker house.

Tranquillino Martinez, aged 32, a native of California, died September 9th, at Santa Monica; clubbed to death with blunt instrument by Juan Joe 6Pina during drunken fight.

Peter Anersen, alias "Greek Pete," aged 35, a native of Greece, died October 24th, at Santa Monica; a fisherman; skull fractured by a blow from a shovel in the hands of C. F. McDonald, while acting in self-defense.

W. E. Curtis, aged 31, a native of Maine, died November 20tn. at Lamanda Park; a farmer; shot in the right side by Philip Engle, his brother-in-law, while advancing threateningly towards him.

Charles John Glass, aged 26, a native of Ireland, died November 24th, at Tropico, a blacksmith; clubbed to death by blunt instruments in the hands of Felipe Chavez, Marechal Brunette and another person unknown, during a drunken brawl at Mirandotle's saloon.

SUICIDES.

George Deichman, aged 60, a native of Germany, died January 1, at Los Angeles; carbolic acid.

Miss Martha McCathron, aged 45, nativity unknown, died January 9, at Los Angeles; strychnine.

Jasper N. Smith, aged 62, a native of Tennessee, died January 25, at Azusa; hanging.

Mrs. Maria E. Ford, aged 44, a native of Vermont, died January 27, at Los Angeles; carbolic acid.

C. F. E. Beyer, age 34, a native of Germany, died January 27, at San Pedro; shooting.

John R. Opitz, aged 72, a native of Denmark, died January 29, at Los Angeles; shooting.

Charles E. Rose, aged 23, a native of New York, died February 27, at Los Angeles; shooting.

Mrs. Annie Stuart, aged 31, a native of Canada, died March 9th at Los Angeles; "Rough on Rats."

Henry Gillman, aged 41, a native of Germany, died March 20th at Los Angeles; laudanum.

Jacob Hommel, aged 65, a native of Germany, died April 12th at Los Angeles;strychnine and shooting.

Christian Burkley, aged 59, a native of Germany, died April 13th at Los Angeles; shooting.

Louis Beer, aged 50, a native of Switzerland, died April 27th at Los ADgeles; drowning.

W. Ashley Pratt, aged 28, a native of Illinois, died May 27th, at Sana Monica; drowning in ocean.

Peter Johnston, aged 45, a native of New York, died May 27th at Crescenta Cafiada; alcoholic excess.

Mrs. A. E. Strasser, aged 35, a native of Switzerland, died June 4th at Ramona; strychnine.

Lulu Ormsby, aged 20, a native of California, died June 17th at Los Angeles; morphine.

E. Wherritt, aged 36, a native of Missouri, died June 13th at Downey; morphine.

Guk Ying, aged 21, a native of China, died July 5th at Los Angeles; opium and vinegar.

Mrs. Harriett E. Richardson, aged 52, a native of New York, died July 5th at Los Angeles; "Rough on Rats."

Frederick Muswick, aged 49, a native of Germany, died July 18th at Los Angeles; "Rough on Rats."

Frank Rector, aged 65, a native of Virginia, died July 23d at El Monte; laudanum.

Samuel Washburn, aged 60, nativity unknown, died August 3d at Los Angeles; morphine.

An unknown Chinaman, about 35 years of age, died August 11th at Pasadena; hanging.

J. V. Sylva, aged 42, a native of Portugal, died August 21st at Wilmington; hanging.

Frank C. Tyler, aged 23. a native of Michigan, died September 5th at Los Angeles; morphine.

James McGuffrie, aged 48, a native of England, died September 8th at San Pedro; shooting.

Eugene E. Willis, aged 30, a native of California, died October 5th at Los Angeles; shooting,

Frank P. Weeks, aged 35, a native of Pennsylvania, died October 29th at San Pedro; shooting.

W. B. Cox. aged 73, a native of Kentucky, died November 10th at Rosedale; shooting.

Ah-la-dich-hom, aged 25, Yuma Indian, died November 12th at Los Angeles; hanging at County Jail.

ACCIDENTS.

Simon Francis, aged 38, a native of the West Indies, died January 2nd at San Pedro; struck by a piece of cable, which parted as the steamer Alex. Duncan left the wharf.

Benjamin Bradley, aged 48, a native of Ireland, died January 3rd at Los Angeles; run over by a street car on San Fernando street.

Al. Martin, aged 50, nativity unknown, died January 3rd at Aurant; killed in collision between a handcar and a freight train on the Southern Pacific railroad.

Henry C. Stevens, aged 50, nativity unknown, died January 10th at LosAngeles; thrown from a wagon on corner of Second and Fort streets, his team having bolted.

Chas. M. Johnston, aged 58, a native of Nova Scotia, died January 12th at Los Angeles; kicked by a horse in his stable on State street, Brooklyn Heights.

J. C. Doolan, or Dolan, aged 50, a native of Ireland, died January 30th at Burbank; run over by Southern Pacific train, while asleep on track.

Samuel Seagraves, aged 27, a native of California, died February 3, at San Pedro; drowned while swimming.

Unknown man found drowned at San Pedro on February 4.

Jose M. Garcia, aged 58, a native of Mexico, died February 16, at Los Angeles, run over by a hack on Main street.

Dr. Frank D. Seeber, aged 39, a native of Illinois, died February 17, at Newport Landing; gun accidentally discharged while duck shooting in boat.

D. H. Cave, aged 62, a native of Virginia, died February 20, at Pomona; crushed by large packing-case while unloading freight car.

W. J. Handy, aged 55, a native of Canada, died March 1, at Los Angsles; kicked by a horse in his stable at 126 Huett street.

Robert Chas. Barber, aged 50, a native of New York, died March 10, at Los Angeles; fell from balcony of the Hafen House (corner Requena and Wilmington streets) while drunk.

Mike Ullmer, aged 36, a native of Germany, died March 11th at Los Angeles; crushed by barrel while unloading wagon at cracker factory on Aliso street.

John Knauff, aged 35, a native of Germany, died March 15th at University; run over by Southern Pacific train while attempting to drive a wagon across the track.

Pat Martin, aged 50, a native of Ireland, died March 22d at Los Angeles; buried in the debris of a falling brick wall on Los Angeles street.

Felipe Galan, aged 40, a native of Mexico, died March 24th at Los Angeles; run over by California Southern switch engine near Kuhrts-street bridge.

Jesse S. Cadmus, aged 16, a native of Minnesota, died April 13th at Los Angeles; drowned while bathing in Seventh-street lake.

Ramon Armeta, aged 88, a native of Mexico, died April 30th at Los Angeles; run over by California Southern train near Aliso-street bridge.

James Lilley, aged 38, a native of England, died May 15th at Los Angeles; kicked hy a horse at IXL stables, 726 Ninth street.

W. G. H. Stephens, aged 59, a native of Germany, died May 29th, at Tropico; run over by Southern Pacific train while drunk.

C. A. Carmichael, aged 26, a native of lowa, died May 30th, at Los Angeles; crushed between floor of building and roof of elevator at the Nadeau hotel.

Andrew P. Hare, aged 51, a native of New Jersey, died June 7th, at Santa Ana; fell down stairs at Richelieu house while drunk.

Miss Laura E. Pock, aged 17, a native of California, died June 10th, at Avalon, Catalina island; accidental discharge of rifle in the hands of Conrad Sandmiller, while the latter was cleaning the weapon.

Fred R. Rumsay, aged 22, a native of New York, died June 21st, at Campbell's Station, Kern county; run over by Southern Pacific freight train while attemptingto board it.

William Shenker, aged 18, a native of Kentucky, died June 30th, at Downey; accidental discharge of a rifle in the hands of a boy named Joe Cohn.

Hiram Lightner, aged 10, a native of California, died June 10th, at Garvanza; accidental discharge of a pistol in the hands of a schoolmate named Willie Woolley.

An unknown man, about 30 years of age, found drowned at San Pedro August 1st.

Samuel Wiggins, aged 14, a native of California, died August 25th at Newport Landing; drowned.

Mary A. Ragland, aged 10, a native of Kansas, died September 5th at Los Angeles; burned while playing with matches and a box of sulphur at residence of parents, No. 1013 Downey avenue, East Los Angeles.

Joseph J. Dubbs, aged 11, a native of Massachusetts, died September 9th at Long Beach; crushed by floating pile while playing in the breakers.

H. C. Miles, aged 15, a native of Indiana, died September 10th at Ballona; drowned while bathing.

Alex L. C. Beaton, aged 3, a native of Texas, died September 18th at Pasadena; burned to death while asleep, the house having caught fire from an overturned lamp.

W. C. Beaton and John M. Beaton, aged 5 and 10, natives of Scotland, died September 18th at Pasadena; same as above.

Miguel Leonis, aged 65, a native of France, died September 20th at Cahuenga; fell from a wagon, the wheels of which ran over his head and body.

Arthur H. Ferguson, aged 23, a native of Illinois, died September 22d at Redondo Beach; drowned while swimming from raft to shore.

Rite Guzman, aged 20, a native of California, died October 3d at Los Angeles; run over by California Southern, train on open railroad bridge near Downey avenue.

Edward Everett Pixley, aged 30, a native of Ohio, died October 11th at Duarte; run over by California Southern train while switching cars.

Otto Leutz, aged 40, a native of Germany, died October 17th at Azusa, struck by California Southern train while walking the track at night time.

Matthew Curran, aged 23. a native of Ohio, died November 9th at Los Angeles; fell from scaffold while riveting on San Fernando-street viaduct.

Frederick Aschman, aged 33, a native of Germany, died November 17th at San Pedro harbor; fell from mizzen top to deck of bark Carrolton, a distance of forty-five feet, while furling sail.

William A. Clinton, aged 43, a native of Missouri, died November 28th at Los Angeles; run over by street car on Second street, while drunk.

John L. Cary, aged 39, a native of New Jersey, died November 27, at Los Angeles; took a dose of aconite by mistake, the poison having been carelessly put into a "Jamaica ginger" bottle.

Jonathan B. Young, aged 71, a native of New Hampshire, died December 5, at the Four Mile House; crushed between freight cars while crossing the Southern Pacific track in tbe night time.

Millard F. Brown, aged 27, a native of Illinois, died December 14, at Lynwood; accidental discharge of a shotgun in his own hands, while attempting to save himself from falling from a cart, of which the seat spring was broken.

NATURAL CAUSES.

Henry Johnston, aged 44, a native of Denmark, died January 4th at Los Angeles; heart disease.

P. Haines, aged 60, a native of Ireland, died February 4th at Pasadena; heart disease.

Edmund O'Keefe, aged 30, a native of Massachusetts, died February 7th at Monrovia; pneumonia.

J. Kolb, aged 4, a native of California, died February 8th at Los Angeles; diphtheria.

Mary L. Holland, aged 5 months, a native of California, died February 12th, at Los Angeles; heart disease.

Juan Luans, aged 50, a native of New York, died February 13th, at Angeles; dropsy.

Eliza Ann Bruce, aged 50, a native of Pennsylvania, died February 17th, at Los Angeles; abscess in throat and general corruption caused by secondary syphilis.

Mrs. H. D. Brewster, age and nativity unknown, died February 21st, at El Monte; heart disease.

Lewis Diaz, aged 37, a native of California, died February 28th, at Newhall; heart disease.

James Luscombe, aged 60, a native of England, died March 1st at Los Angeles; cancer of throat and jaw.

Antonio Morillo, aged 40, a California Indian, died March 5th at Loa Virgines; inflammation of bowels.

August Olesen, aged 37, a native of Sweden, died March 19th at Pomona; consumption.

Thomas Sweeting, aged 33, a native of Canada, died March 25th at Los Angeles; congestion of lungs.

Antonio Josefo, aged 44, a native of Portugal, died March 30th at Wilmington; heart disease.

Paul Gilbert, aged 3 months, a native of California, died April 20, at Los Angeles; inflammation of bowels.

Pon Yee, aged 47, a native of China, died May 2, at Los Angeles; heart disease.

Paul Martini, aged 40, a native of Italy, died May 5, at Pasadena; heart disease.

William Bast, aged 41, a native of Canada, died May 7, at Garvanza; heart disease.

Henry Da Puys. aged 50, a native of France, died May 12, at Glendale; heart disease.

John Nickerson, aged 30. a native of Nova Scotia, died May 14th, at Los Angeles; internal hemorrhage.

L. C. Wyatt (colored), aged 27, a native of Tennessee, died May 16th, at Los Angeles; heart disease.

Vicente Laughlin, aged 51, a native of California, died May 22d, at Los Angeles; heart disease.

Catalina Ochoa, aged 8 months, a native of Mexico, died May 29th, at Los Angeles; want of proper nourishment, mother being sick.

Linette Russell, aged 24, a native of California, died May 30th, at Lob Angeles; consumption.

Ah Mong, aged 30, a native of China, died June 7th at Los Angeles; cramps.

Felipe Trejo, aged 32, a native of Mexico, died June 12th at Fairview ranch, San Fernando; heart disease.

Andrew P. Morgan, aged 23, a native of Canada, died June 21st at Los Angeles; rheumatism.

An unknown man died June 28th at Mesa Grande; starvation and thirst.

James A. Waite, aged 51, a native of Maine, died July 5 at Santa Ana; general debility.

Howard Shepard, aged 2 years and 9 months, a native of California, died July 6 at Las Angeles; diphtheria.

Albert L. Aldrich, aged 22, a native of Michigan, died July 7 on Mount Gleason; consumption.

Isaac Johnston (col.), aged 35, a native of Ohio, died July 15 in wagon en route to County Hospital; lockjaw induced by injury to foot.

Joseph Lindheimer, aged 37, a native of New York, died July 16th at Los Angeles; internal hemorrhage a week after medical operation for rupture.

Robert Bell, colored, aged 29, a native of Tennessee, died July 17th at Santa Monica; pleuro-pneumonia.

Federigo Dominguez, a native of Mexico, died July 21st at Seabright; heart disease.

William Justice, aged 56, a native of Arkansas, died July 27th at Los Angeles; lockjaw, result of inattention to fractured skull.

Joseph Tresangue, aged 21, a native of France, died August 16, at Workman ranch, San Fernando; sunstroke.

Edward C. Waitt, aged 56, a native of Massachusetts, died September 7th, at Redondo Beach; inflammation of the bowels.

Isador Cohn, aged 61, a native of Prussia, died September 14th, at Los Angeles; heart disease.

Byron Bates, aged 76, nativity unknown, died September 25th, at Pomona; Bright's disease.

H. C. Lincoln, aged 60, a native of Ohio, died September 30th, at Tejunga; paralysis.

Morris Pomeroy, aged 83, a native of Massachusetts, died October Ist at Los Angeles; heart disease.

John Hyland, aged 45, a native of Ireland, died October 7th at Ruiz canyon, near San Fernando; heart disease.

Enriquez Rodriguez, aged 45, a native of California, died October 8th at San Fernando; heart disease.

Anthony Lestelle, aged 36, a native of France, died October 21st at Los Angeles; heart disease.

Jose Real, aged 51, a native of Mexico, died October 31st at Rancho San Francisco, Newhall; heart disease.

Thomas A. Barry, aged 52, a native of Ireland, died November 21 at Gladstone; heart diseese.

Bernard Cohn, aged 54, a native of Prussia, died November 2d at Los Angeles; heart disease.

Mrs. Sarah A.Scott, aged 39, a native of New York, died November 11th at Santa Monica; spasms.

Sylvester Altimarara, aged 36, a native of California, died November 13th at Cahuenga; brain fever.

Jerry M. Moss, colored, aged 30, a native of Tennessee, died November 17th at Los Angeles, consumption.

An unknown man, about 35 years of age, died December 10th at Santa Monica; pleuro-pneumonia.

Source: Los Angeles Daily Herald, January 1, 1890, Page 12, Col.s 1 thru 4