Thursday
Jan242013

ABBOTT, Clara Elizabeth Forschler (1865-1944)

Clara Elizabeth Forschler was born 11 July 1865 in Igo, Shasta, California to George William and Amelia Clara Roth Forschler. Clara received training as a nurse. She married Henry L. Abbott on 4 July 1889. After Henry died in 1891, Clara moved to San Francisco and worked as a nurse. She hosted friends and family from this area in her home in the city. She never had children or remarried. She died 23 June 1944 in San Francisco, CA and is buried in the Igo Cemetery next to her husband.~

Thursday
Jan242013

ABBOTT, Henry L. (1854 -1891)

Henry L. Abbott was born in Ohio on 13 November 1854. At age 16 years Henry was at Stony Creek in Colusa County and the 1880 census finds him at Paskenta in Tehama County working as a sheepherder. He married Clara Elizabeth Forschler in Shasta County on 4 July 1889. Henry died at the young age of 36 years on 21 January 1891 and is buried in the Igo Cemetery.~

Tuesday
Sep092014

ADKINS, Arthur Lindsay (1885-1941)

Born in Shasta County, California, on 31 May 1885 to John Thomas Adkins (1845-1917) and Marcelia Agnes *Celia" Engle Adkins (1851-1929). At age 33 years, Arthur married Mary H. Herrick on 15 December 1918. Arthur registered to vote as a Democrat in 1912 while working as a Miner. By 12 January 1918 when he registered for the World War I Draft, Arthur was working as a farm laborer for Aloha Fruit Company. In 1930, he lived in East Chiloquin, Klamath, Oregon and worked in a lumber mill. Arthur L Adkins died on 22 December 1941 in Shasta County, California and is buried in the Igo Cemetery.~

Wednesday
Oct102012

ADKINS, Ellen Mary (1847-1867)

Died - At Eagle Creek, August 10th, Ellen Mary Adkins, a native of New Orleans, aged 20 years, 4 months, and 24 days. (New Orleans papers please copy)

[Born 17 March 1847, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Henry William and Helena Adeline Adkins. Deceased was a student in school at Horsetown and lived her single life in the Igo area. Mary died at Eagle Creek on 10 August 1867, at the young age of 20 years. She is buried in the Igo Cemetery.] 

Tuesday
Sep092014

ADKINS, Helena Adaline Comfer (1825-1900)

Helena (sometimes listed as Ellen) Adaline Comfer was born in Germany in July 1825. She married Henry William Adkins about 1843. The couple came from New Orleans, Louisiana to Horsetown in 1854. Helena is listed in the 1860 federal census for Shasta County and lived in the Igo-Ono vicinity from 1854 until her death in 1900. It is said she is buried in the Igo Cemetery near her husband Henry, son John Thomas and daughter Ellen Mary Adkins.~

Tuesday
Sep092014

ADKINS, Henry William (1819-1892)

Henry William Adkins was born 30 August 1819 in England. Naturalized on 27 March 1849, in New Orleans, Louisiana, he brought his wife, Helena born in Germany, and two children to California and in 1854 to Horsetown, Shasta County. Henry purchased 80 acres on Eagle Creek (later Ono) on which he grew grain and raised livestock. The children, John Thomas and Ellen Mary attended Igo school. Henry died 2 November 1892, and is buried in the Igo Cemetery.~

Tuesday
Sep092014

ADKINS, John Thomas (1845-1917)

John was born 4 May 1845 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Henry William Adkins (1819-1892) and Helena Adaline Comfer Adkins (1825-1900). John, 9 years, arrived in California with his parents and sister aboard a ship and then came to Horsetown in 1854. in 1867, at age 22, John registered to vote. When he was 41 years and registered, his description was that of 5 feet, 10 1/2 inches tall, light complexioned, hazel eyes, brown hair and a scar over his right eye. Throughout the years, John's address was that of Horsetown, Eagle Creek, Bee Creek and Igo, all southwestern Shasta County. John and Celia Engle were childhood friends and became sweethearts marrying on 14 July 1869. He registered his livestock brand and earmarks in January 1884. The couple had six children, 4 boys and 2 girls. John died 7 January 1917 at the age of 72 years. He is buried in the Igo Cemetery.~

Tuesday
Sep092014

ADKINS, Mercelia Agnes "Celia" Engle (1851-1929)

Born 8 June 1851 in Hilldale County, Michigan to Olonzo Engle (1824-1910) and Margaret Williamson Engle (1831-1853). "Celia", as she was called, was nine years old when she came to Shasta County with her father and stepmother Mary O'Dell Engle. Celia married John Thomas Adkins, also of the Igo-Ono area, in 1869. She registered her own livestock brand and ear mark in 1902. Family story has it that Celia unknowingly fixed breakfast for a stranger who came to the door one morning. That stranger fit the description of Black Bart whom the authorities were looking for that very day. John and Celia had six children:  William, Lena, John, Etta, Harry and Arthur. The couple farmed, ranched and lived in the southwest Shasta communities their entire lives. Celia died on 25 May 1929,  and is buried in the Igo Cemetery next to her husband John and other family members.~

Tuesday
Sep092014

ALDERSON, Christ (1815-1855)

Christ or Christopher ALDERSON was the first burial in the location to become the Igo Cemetery. Born in 1815, he died from injuries sustained when he fell from the roof of a building in Piety Hill, Shasta County, California on 26 October 1855. Having no family in the area, the tragedy prompted Mrs. Charles Nelson Kingsbury to designate a portion of her family property for a cemetery.~

Tuesday
Sep092014

ALFORD, Charles Thomas (1913-1966)

Charles Thomas Alford was born in California to Floyd Raymond Alford (1890-1946) and Viola Boots Alford Carter (1894-1956) on 24 April 1913. He died in Shasta County on 29 December 1966 and is buried in the Igo Cemetery.~

Tuesday
Sep092014

ALFORD, Lester Harding (?)

Tuesday
Sep092014

BALLOU, Edward Lull 

Tuesday
Sep092014

BEEVES, Lily May (1869-1882)

Born 2 May 1869, Died 9 April 1882, almost 13 years old.  Second child and daughter to Nicholas Alexander Beeves (1837-1891) and Rebecca Ann Childress Beeves (1844-1903). Her siblings were Elizabeth, Alice, Charles, Florence, Nettie and Clarence. Lily's father, Nicholas A. Beeves, is also buried in the Igo Cemetery.~

Thursday
Mar082012

BROWN, Ruamie Kingsbury (1858-1947)

Mrs. Ruamie Brown, 88, a pioneer resident of Shasta County, died yesterday at the Cottage Hospital in San Rafael after a long illness. Born at Piety Hill [10 Dec 1858], now known as Igo, she was the eldest of 12 children of Charles and Agnes Kingsbury. She married Richard Brown in 1882. Following his death two years later, she lived most of her life in Igo until she moved to San Rafael to the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Curry.

Mrs. Brown was a member of the Redding Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the Mt. Shasta Rebekah Lodge.

She leaves two brothers, Albert N. and Adam E. Kingsbury of Igo, and one sister, Mrs. Charlotte Cunningham of Redding; three grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in McDonald's chapel with the Eastern Star in charge of the service. The Rev. H. A. Luckenbach will officiate. Burial will be in the Igo Cemetery.

Sunday
Jan222012

COUEY, Calpurna Jay (1838-1914)

PIONEER WOMAN PASSES AWAY IN ONO - Mrs. Calpurna [Jay] Couey, wife of George C. Couey, pioneer of the western part of Shasta County, died in the family home here Saturday. [21 Feb 1914]

Mrs. Couey had not been well for a long time. She was aged 76 and consequently very feeble. Still her death was sudden and due to heart trouble.

The funeral was held yesterday afternoon. Services were held at the home for the accommodation of the bereaved husband, who was too old and feeble to make the journey to the church and the grave. Services were held in the Ono Church after those in the home. Burial was made in the cemetery in Igo.

Mrs. Couey leaves, besides her venerable husband, two daughters and three sons - Mrs. M. F. Miller of Sacramento, Mrs. Cal Smith of Chico and Louis Couey, Marion Couey and Jay Couey all of Ono.

Wednesday
May302012

DAVISON, Alberta Lou (1941-1999)

1999 December 15, Record Searchlight,  Igo - Services for Alberta Lou Davison, 58, of Igo will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ono-Igo Community Church.

The Rev. Paul Wager of the church will officiate. Burial will be at Igo Cemetery.

Mrs. Davison died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at her residence following a long illness.

Born July 29, 1941, in Red Bluff, she moved to Shasta County in 1946 from her birthplace.

She was a teacher with Igo-Ono Elementary School, a member of the Igo-Ono Volunteer Fire Department and the Ono-Igo Community Church.

Survivors include uncle Guy Hacker of Red Bluff; aunts Helen Henderson of Red Bluff and Wilma Sidebottom of Florence, Oregon; and nephew James Davison of Anderson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ono-Igo Community Church, P O Box 69, Igo, CA 96047.

Arrangements are being handled by McDonald's Redding Chapel.

Wednesday
Oct102012

ENGLE, Olonzo (1824-1910)

1910, Igo, March 30 - Olonzo Engle, one of the oldest citizens of Shasta County, died here at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon[29 March 1910] at the advanced age of over 85 years. He had been seriously ill for two or three weeks. The funeral will be held here at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon.~

Olonzo Engle was born in Ohio, December 22, 1824. He came to Shasta County over fifty years ago, and had since made his home in Igo or nearby. The pioneer followed various occupations including mining, stock raising and butchering. He was once steward of the county hospital when that institution was at Shasta. He was also postmaster at Igo for a number of years.

The pioneer leaves a widow - his second wife [Mary O'Dell] - and the following sons and daughters: [Mercelia Agnes] Mrs. John T. Adkins, Igo; [Mary Adeline] Mrs. Walter Peterson, Redding; [Rosa Margaret Elizabeth] Mrs. William Greenville Maupin, Benicia; and William Engle, whose whereabouts has not been known for years.

[A son, Louie born 13 Sept 1871 as a twin to Mary, burned to death August 1879, when trying to light a fire in the stove with coal oil. He is buried in the Igo Cemetery also.]

These are grandchildren:  Harry Adkins, Arthur Adkins, William Adkins; [Lena Margaret Adkins] Mrs. Gus Leschinsky; [Etta Mabel Adkins] Mrs. Henry Arnold; Chas. Peterson, Miss Mary Peterson, George Peterson, and William Peterson.~

Saturday
Apr162011

FLORA, George Edward (1864 - 1946)

Undated Article - DR FLORA OF ANDERSON DIES - Dr. G. E. Flora, 82, Anderson physician, died yesterday morning at Mercy Hospital where he had been a patient since April 22. Born Oct 14, 1864, at Leitersburg, Md., Dr. Flora was a graduate of the University of Maryland.

He came to California in 1900, settling at Igo and practiced there until 1915 when he moved to Anderson. He was a member of the Anderson Rotary Club and of the Redding Elks.

He leaves his wife, Gladys J. Flora of Anderson; a sister, Mrs. Kate Earley of Hagerstown, Md.; and a niece, Mrs. Jane Mullins of New York City.

The body is at McDonald's Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Grange Hall at Anderson, with the Rev. H. A. Luckenbach officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Igo Cemetery.

Thursday
Mar082012

HUELSMAN, Emma Leschinsky (1862-1947)

EMMA HUELSMAN, 84, DIES TODAY - Mrs. Emma Huelsman, a native of Shasta, died early today [21 March 1947] in a local hospital. Before her death, she lived with her son, Charles Huelsman of Cottonwood, and her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Marx of Anderson. She lived in Shasta County all her life. [born 26 October 1862]

She leaves another son, Herman Huelsman of Montgomery Creek; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Leslie of Anderson; and five grandchildren:  Peggy Marie Huelsman, of Cottonwood, Armil Huelsman of Cottonwood, Albert Huelsman of the Hawaiian Islands, Charles Marx of Anderson, and Fred H. Marx of the Army, stationed at Fort Dix.

Services will be held at 1:30 Sunday in McDonald's Chapel with the Rev. Harold Johansen of Cottonwood officiating. Burial will be in the Igo Cemetery.

Sunday
Mar112012

KINGSBURY, Adam Edward "Trilby"(1879-1962)

1962 Jan. 24, Red Bluff - Adam Edward Kingsbury dies in a hospital here last night. He was 83 years old.

Kingsbury was born in Igo August 23, 1878. He was a rancher all his life there.

He leaves three nieces, Mrs. Gladys Rose of Redding, Mrs. Vernon Betty of Red Bluff, and Mrs. Annie B. Curry of San Rafael, and a nephew, Albert White of Nebraska.

Funeral services are being arranged by Linn and Fulkerth Chapel in Redding.

[Burial to be in the Igo Cemetery]