ANDREWS, Mary Ann Dudley (1829-1914)

OLDEST PIONEER LADY OF SHASTA COUNTY IS CALLED - MRS. MARY ANN ANDREWS PASSES AT THE AGE OF FOUR SCORE AND FIVE - Mrs. Mary Ann Andrews, perhaps the oldest woman pioneer of Shasta County, passed away quietly in the home of her daughters, Mrs. Lynn Gillespie and Mrs. Ella Sutton, in this city [Redding] at 4:30 Thursday afternoon. She had been ailing for several weeks, asthma troubling her greatly, together with the infirmities natural to one who had reached the age of four score years and five.

Mrs. Andrews was born in Kentucky. She came to California in 1856, then the bride of the pioneer Alex R. Andrews, who had settled in Shasta County in 1849. Mr. Andrews went back to Kentucky in 1856 and was married there. The pioneer couple lived first at Horsetown and later on Andrews Creek and Roaring River in the southwestern part of the county, where Mr. Andrews for years ran a sawmill. The "Andrews Place" is still a landmark farm in the vicinity of Gas Point. The decedent was half owner of the valuable place to the last.

In later years Mr. and Mrs. Andrews moved to Shasta and finally to Redding where Mr. Andrews died in 1900.

Ever since her husband's death, Mrs. Andrews had made her home in Redding, generally with Mrs. Lynn Gillespie, her daughter. The closing years were spent in ease, quiet and contentment. Mrs. Andrews was a faithful member of the Baptist Church.

The pioneer leaves three daughter - Mrs. Ella Sutton, Mrs. Lynn Gillespie, and Mrs. Mary Sweeny. She was the grandmother of Dudley V. Saeltzer and Rolph A. Saeltzer. Mrs. Sweeny is supposed to be on her way home to Redding from New York, and until the time of her arrival can be determined the time of the funeral cannot be announced. The Houston Company is in charge.

[Mary Ann Dudley was born August 1829 in Kentucky. Alexander Robertson Andrews was born 22 February 1829 in Martha Mills, Fleming, Kentucky. The couple married 18 March 1856 in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. The couple had four daughters and one son all born in Shasta County, California. Mary Ann died 19 November 1914 at the age of 85 years. Alex had died 25 December 1900 at the age of 71.]


Bald Hills - BLAND Cemetery

According to 1986 information, the people buried in the Bland Cemetery are:

The infants of Charles & Carrie Tuggle BLAND: 

Gussie BLAND *new info:  Gussie Willard Bland b: 10 Jun 1904; d: 1904

Crissie BLAND *new Info:  Crissie Milton Bland, b: 25 Dec 1900; d:  1901

Millie Alwilder BLAND (19 Dec 1898-16 Jan 1903)

The surnames of:




and, 5-6 others, possibly Native American.

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BLAND, Carl Adelbert (1906-2001)

Sacramento - Former Redding resident Carl Adelbert Bland, 95, of Sacramento died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Park Sacramento Care Center in Sacramento.

Private services were conducted.

Burial was at Lawncrest Memorial Park in Redding.

Born May 30, 1906, in Ono, he moved to Sacramento last year from Redding. He lived in Redding most of his life and was a retired auto body and fender man.

Survivors include nephew Gene of San Diego; niece Barbara Moore of Anderson; great nephew Mike Bland of Lancaster, Texas; and great-nieces Margaret Blackford of Redding and Kathy Moore of Anderson.

Arrangements were handled by family members.


BRESLAUER, David (1877-1940)

D. BRESLAUER, PIONEER, DIES - Prominent Business Man Succumbs Here - David Breslauer, 62, pioneer Redding Merchant and native of Redding, died early this morning [13 April 1940] at Pacific Constructors Hospital at Shasta Dam, where he had been ill for some time.

He and his brother, Samuel Breslauer wer partners in The Hub - Breslauer's one of the largest clothing firms in the northern part of the state. They had been in business together for about 40 years and were widely known.

A popular man with many friends, Breslauer was active in fraternal affairs. He was a member of the Redding lodge of Elks, and belonged to all Masonic Orders. He was a member of the Consitory at Oakland and of Ben Ali Temple of the Shrine in Sacramento.

He was born in Redding March 17, 1877, when Redding was in its early days, and played a vital part in the growth of the city.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hattie (Smith) Breslauer; two sisters, Mrs. W.C. Powell and Mrs. Fred Seid of San Francisco; two brothers, Louis and Samuel Breslauer of Redding, and a nephew, Leland Seid of San Francisco.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from McDonald's Chapel.~

DAVID BRESLAUER SERVICES TO BE TUESDAY MORNING - David Breslauer, 63, pioneer Redding merchant will be laid to rest tomorrow after funeral services at 10:30 a.m. from McDonald's Chapel.

Redding Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member, will have charge of special services at the grave side in the family lot in Redding Cemetery.

The Reverend Ralph H. Richardson, pastor of the Redding Methodist Church will officiate at the services. Pall-bearers will be Fran Dobrowsky, Orr M. Chenoweth, M.W. Brazelton, S.B. Milisich, E.P. Hawkins and L.J. Kennedy.

Breslauer, who with his brother Samuel Breslauer, founded The Hub - Breslauer's 40 years ago was a native of Redding and had seen most of the city's growth from it's beginnings in early mining days.~


BRESLAUER, Harriet S. "Hattie" Smith (1874-1961)

Mrs. Hattie Smith Breslauer, 86, a lifetime resident of Shasta County, died at her home at 1105 Market Street [Redding] yesterday [6 July 1961] after a lengthy illness.

She was born Nov. 27, 1874. Mrs. Breslauer was a 50-year member of Redding Chapter 44, Order of the Eastern Star.

She leaves two nieces, Mrs. Helen Larkin of Red Bluff and Mrs. Irma Bachtold of Redding, a nephew, William S. Boggs of Redding and a brother-in-law, Louis Breslauer of San Francisco. 

Services will be conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. at McDonald's Chapel. The Order of Eastern Star will officiate.

Burial will be in Redding Cemetery.

[Hattie was the daughter of Thomas Burton Smith and Martha Ann McFarlin Smith. Hattie was born in Igo, Shasta, California. Her husband, David with brother Samuel Breslauer, owned The Hub Clothing Store for over 40 years. Hattie and David did not have children.]


BURGER, Arnold W. (1912-2001)

Record Searchlight, Dunsmuir - Arnold W. Burger, 88, of Dunsmuir died Saturday, Jan 13, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center in Mount Shasta.

No services will be conducted.

Born Jan 23, 1912, in Ono, he moved to Siskiyou County in 1937 from his birthplace.

He was a railroad conductor for Southern Pacific Railroad.

Survivors include wife Maria; sons Lee and Ricky, both of Dunsmuir; daughter Gail Goodrich of Mount Shasta; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements are being handled by Mount Shasta Memorial Chapel in Mount Shasta.


CHRISTISON, Colin (1886-1959)

Colin Christison, 1614 East Street, died in a Redding hospital this morning [19 Jan 1959] at the age of 72.

Christison was born Oct. 31, 1886, in Gas Point and lived in Shasta County all his life.

He retied in 1955 after 44 years as an employee of the Southern Pacific railroad. He was warehouse foreman when he retired.

Christison was a member of Dunsmuir's Mossbrae Lodge of the brotherhood of Railway Clerks and a member of Redding lodge 1006 of the Loyal Order of the Moose.

He leaves his widow, Mayme of Redding; a son, Ronald of Dunsmuir; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Muriel Bowles of Sacramento; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Darrah of Redding and Mrs. Bessie Domenici of Weaverville; an uncle, H.H. Shuiffleton, Jr. of Redding and two grandchildren.

The Rev. Allen Sowards will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. at the Meininger-Dusel mortuary. Burial will be at Redding Cemetery.

[Colin was the son of Colin Christison (1846-1912) and Mary Shuffleton Christison (1859-1923) of Gas Point.] 


COUGHLIN, Gertrude Agnes Nachreiner (1907-1988)

Gertrude Agnes Coughlin, 80, born 4 December 1907 in Centerville and a lifetime resident of Shasta County, died at her home 4 January 1988. She was a homemaker, a member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Shasta Historical Society.

She is survived by sons Jerry and Daniel of Redding; brother Carl Nachreiner of Redding, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Burial was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery following Mass conducted by Monsignor John O'Connor.

[Gertrude was the daughter of Martin & Theresa W. Schwegel Nachreiner. Her late husband was Daniel Dean Coughlin (1900-1980)].


COUGHLIN, Jeremiah (1835-1888)

14 April 1888, Shasta Courier -Jeremiah Coughlin, one of the pioneers of Horsetown, was called from this world on Thursday of last week [5 April 1888], and was buried in the Shasta Catholic Cemetery last Saturday [7 April 1888]. He was a native of Ireland, and aged 52 years, industrious, honest and kind to all and affectionate to his family. It is a pity to see such a man removed from the world. A devoted wife, three sons and a daughter are left to lament his demise.

[Jeremiah left his wife:  Bridget Murphey Couglin; sons: Daniel W. (1863-1890), James Stephen (1866-1936), Jeremiah "Jerry" (1868-1930) and daughter:  Anna Theresa "Tessie" Coughlin Croney (1877-1932).]


DARRAH, Agnes Jane Christison (1893-1962)

1962 January 26, Redding Record Searchlight -Agnes Darrah - Mrs. Agnes J. Darrah died yesterday morning in a Redding hospital. she was 68 years old.

Mrs. Darrah, a lifelong resident of Shasta County, was born in Gas Point, July 30, 1893. She was a resident of Redding.

She leaves two sons, George of Millville and Colin of Redding, and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services are being arranged at McDonald's Chapel.

[Agnes was the daughter of Colin Christison & Mary Shuffleton Christison of Gas Point. She married Louis Benjamin Darrah, 1 October 1916. The couple made their home in the Millville area. Louis Benjamin Darrah (1895-1939). The couple had two sons, Colin Louis Darrah (1919-1980) and George Edward Darrah (1921-1983. Louis and Agnes are buried in the Millvile Cemetery along with other Darrah family members.]


DOWNER, O.C. Alice "Alice" Street (1865-1949)

ONETIME RESIDENT OF IGO SUCCUMBS - Mrs. Alice Downer, 84, formerly of Igo, died in a Red Bluff hospital yesterday [June 1949]. She had been ill 11 years.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at Fickert's chapel in Red Bluff with the Rev. Grant Hanson officiating. Burial is to be made in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff.

Mrs. Downer moved from Igo to Red Bluff 50 years ago. Her husband, the late Curtis Downer, was employed as a clerk in Alex Leiter's Igo Grocery Store, and was remembered there as being a "caller" at dances. Curtis Downer died in Red Bluff about 25 years ago.

Mrs. Downer was born April 1, 1865, in Napa County. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

She leaves a son, Elton Curtis Downer of Alameda, and a sister, Mrs. Clara Evans of Red Bluff. Mrs. Elaine Sutton of Redding is a niece.

Fickert's Chapel of Red Bluff is in charge of funeral services.

["Alice" was the daughter of William Riley Street and Barsheba Pollard Street. The Street family lived in the Bald Hills. Alice married George Curtis Downer (1848-1924) in Shasta County on 15 November 1892. The couple had one son, Elton Curtis Dower (1893-1952). Pearl Street Miller was Alice's sister.]


GLASS, Barbara (1815-1856)

The Grave of Barbara Glass - Comment from Gertrude A. Steger in her book Place Names of Shasta County, 1945, page 62:

". . . Doubtless the most interesting tombstone is that of Barbara Glass near Igo which is erroneously dated 1841."

A Pioneer Woman's Grave by Elizabeth S. Talbert appears in the Covered Wagon, 1946, page 31-32:

"In an ancient copy of the Daily Bulletin, a San Francisco newspaper, is a death notice, reading 'Mrs. Barbara Glass died at Horsetown, September 5, 1856. Age 41 years'."

The article goes on to say that Mrs. Glass did not die at the hands of the Indians, but of consumption.

Redding Marble Works claims that the inscription was from information from the family, not their mistake:

"Here rests Barbara Glass, Born 1815, Died 1841. In Peace."

The lone grave, on the Taylor Ranch, has been a curiosity for many. Apparently it went unmarked for several years save but a few blocks of stones from the Texas Springs Quarry. Then when someone or persons decided to place an inscribed headstone, an error was made on the date of death.

Speculation than arose that it was the oldest marked grave in Shasta County. This, too, would be incorrect as she actually died in September of 1856.

Beth Shuford writes in the 1962 Covered Wagon, p51-52:

". . . In the spring of 1961 a few members of the Shasta Historical Society visited the grave and found that the stone had fallen over and they had it replaced and cemented."

Apparently when Mr. Masterson of the Redding Marble Works first set the headstone, he had built a brick wall on top of the old stones and placed the headstone within the enclosure.

Beth Shuford wrote another article published in the Covered Wagon, 1973, pages 60-70 about grave sites and shows a picture of the Barbara Glass headstone on page 62.

Often called a "lonely grave" the resting place of Barbara Glass has been anything but lonely. She has probably received more attention in death than in her life living in the early gold mining community of Horsetown, Shasta, California.


GRAVES, Alva Calvin (1901- 1953)

Alva Graves, Rancher, Dies - Alva Calvin Graves, 52, died yesterday afternoon [3 August 1953] in a local hospital a few minutes after he suffered a heart attack. Coroner E. Duge Stanford said today that death was caused by a coronary occlusion.

A stock raiser and rancher in the Ono area for 23 years, Graves was a co-partner with Ted Nelson in operating the Shasta County Livestock Auction Yard at Anderson since December of last year.

He was born June 27, 1901 at Beegum Creek, Tehama County.

He was a member of the Ono Grange, Shasta County Farm Bureau, and the California State Cattlemen's Association.

He leaves his wife, Loleta L. Graves, Ono; two sons, Roy A. of Ono and Ray C. Graves with the U.S. Army in Austria; two daughters, Emma Lou and Linda Ruth Graves, both of Ono, two brothers, Frank Graves of Hilt and Marvin of Red Bluff, and a sister, Lolita Graves of Red Bluff.

Funeral arrangements are being completed at McDonald's Chapel. Burial in Lawncrest Cemetery, Redding, Shasta, California.


HAGEDORN, Daisy Dell Taylor (1879 - 1953)

1953 October 31 - DAISY HAGEDORN, ONO NATIVE, DIES - Funeral services will be held at 11 am today in Fresno for Mrs. Daisy Hagedorn, 74, a native of Ono, who died Thursday following a prolonged illness.

Mrs. Hagedorn leaves her husband, Max Hagedorn, of Fresno; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Bryant of Redding; Mrs. Ceclia V. Selland of Fresno, and Mrs. Edith Skotheien of Fresno; a brother, George Taylor and two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Bartell and Mrs. Edith Bartell, all of Anderson; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. she lived in Shasta until seven years ago when she moved to Fresno with her husband.

Services will be held in Orr's Colonial Chapel. Cremation will follow. Leon Brodeur will officiate. The family requests that no flowers be sent.


HUBBARD, Bela Crose (1851-1930)

Bela C. Hubbard, one of Shasta County's pioneer residents, died at the home of a daughter in Ashland, Oregon, February 4, 1930, according to word received here.

Born March 5, 1851 at Schoolcraft, Michigan, he crossed the plains with his parents by ox team, arriving at Ono then known as Eagle Creek, in 1853.

At Ono his father engaged in farming, stock raising and the mercantile business, taking up and settling on what is now the Booker Gill place. For years he catered to the needs of the hoards of hungry miners who swarmed the region and prosperity attended his efforts.

In the late fifties, he built the fine home which still sands as a landmark in that region. It was considered a mansion in those days. Some of the finer lumber that went into the structure was shipped around the horn especially for the job.

Here Bela C. Hubbard grew to manhood. Financial reverses occurred and in his early twenties he went to Adin, Modoc County, where he engaged in lumbering, blacksmithing and wagon making and later in farming. While at Adin he met and married Carrie I. Sheldon. They had ten children, seven of whom still survive.

In the nineties, he sold his interests in Modoc County, and moved his family to Sisson, then a prosperous sawmill town and there engaged in lumbering and the building trade. While there he constructed the fish hatchery, a point of interest to everyone who visits Mt. Shasta. It was about this time that his wife passed away.

In 1900, because of bronchial and asthmatic trouble, he moved to Ashland, Oregon, where he had made his home. Until age made it necessary for him to retire, he followed contracting and building and held the record at the time of his death of having erected more homes in the city of Ashland than any other contractor or firm.

In the last two years he was greatly enfeebled and almost blind. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. Although he had lived most of his life away from here, he loved to visit Shasta County and always spoke fondly of Ono as his home. A younger brother, Dayton H. Hubbard of Igo, died in 1922.

[Article found in Behrens-Eaton archives, author unknown. Some records state he died in Marion County, Oregon, however he is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Ashland, Jackson, Oregon. Bela was the elder son of Stephen Return Hubbard (1813-1889) and Catherine Rope Crose Hubbard (1821-1886).]


HUBBARD, Millard Carlton (1887-1962)

(1) IGO - Millard Carlton Hubbard, a rancher in this area all his life, died at his home [South Fork Road, Igo] yesterday afternoon [15 June 1962] at the age of 75.

E. Duge Stanford, Shasta County Coroner, said Hubbard apparently died of a heart attack. Hubbard was born on the ranch Feb 18, 1887. He attended schools in Igo and was a veteran of the first world war.

Hubbard was also a charter member of the Igo Odd Fellows lodge.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at McDonald's Chapel in Redding.

Hubbard leaves a brother, Leslie E. of Klamath Falls, Oregon; two nieces, Miss Donna Rae Hubbard of Klamath Falls, and Mrs. Marcene Bolton of Redding; a nephew, Robert Williams of Whitmore, and several grand nieces and nephews.

(2) Funeral Services for Millard C. Hubbard were conducted yesterday afternoon at McDonald's Chapel.

Members of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Redding officiated. Interment followed at Lawncrest Memorial Park.

The casket bearers were Alton L. Richter, Henry Miller, Lennie Powers, Paul Jacobsen, Merrill Olinger and Al Wristen.

The honorary casket bearers were Thomas A. Vaughan, Jr., William Richter, Sr., Roy Fowler, Gene Powers, Frank A. Richter, Henry Rother, A. W. Minor and Charles Huelsman.

Hubbard was a member of the Odd Fellows Welcome Lodge No. 209 of Igo and the Shasta Encampment No. 14 of Redding. He was an associate member of the Volcano Historical Lodge No. 75 of Saratoga.

[Millard C. Hubbard was the son of Dayton Harrison Hubbard (1859-1922) and Cynthia Ellen Smith Hubbard (1864-1932). He was the grandson of Stephen Return Hubbard (1813-1889) an early resident of Igo-Ono vicinity.]


PHILPOT, Un-named (1920-1920)

1920 May 11, Redding Record Searchlight: BABE IS BURIED -  A stillborn child, that of Mr. and Mrs. Mose Philpot, was buried at Harrison Gulch yesterday. A coroner's jury was summoned. Undertaker Nuttman, accompanied by Paul Davis, went from Redding to conduct the inquest and funeral.


POWERS, Thelma LaVergne Jones (1911-2001)

2001 September 12, Record Searchlight, Igo - Thelma LaVergne Powers, 90, of Igo died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at Rehab Specialties Inn in Anderson.

Private family services will be conducted.

Born May 18, 1911, in Redding, she was a lifetime resident of Shasta County.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include husband Charles "Gene"; son Dennis of Igo; daughters Judith Mendenhall of Red Bluff, Jeanie Matheson of Anderson, and Mary Jan of Igo; sister Ella Shelton of Ono; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Arrangements are being handled by Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.


RICE, Lynne Eva Barr (1951-2008)

Olympia, Washington - Lynne Eva (Barr) Rice passed peacefully from this world on March 5, 2008 after a long battle with cancer. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Lynne was born October 16, 1951 in Redding, California to Frances and William Barr.

(to be continued)


SMITH, Dr. James Oscar (1822-1899)

1899 November 4, Shasta Courier -

At his home in Cottonwood, on the Shasta side of the stream that forms the dividing line of Shasta, Doctor James Oscar Smith yielded his life October 30, 1899 at Cottonwood, Shasta, California.

Dr. Smith came to California in 1855 and at the time of his death was 78 years of age. For about a half century he was an active, alert citizen and as a physician, agriculturalist, stockman and capitalist, was prominent and respected. He was one of the pioneer builders of Shasta County.

He leaves, besides his widow, Jane Stooer Smith, a son in the East and three daughters in Shasta County, Mrs. Susan Smith Albright [wife of Aaron Albright of Ono], Mrs. Cora (Cordelia) Smith McKeag and Miss Francis Smith.

The Cottonwood people showed respect by closing schools and businesses on the day of his funeral. His grave site is in the Cottonwood Cemetery.