Texas Springs Cemetery

Hufford, Ella B: 1861; D:  1863

Hufford, Jefferson  B: 1863; D:  7 Aug 1867

Hufford, Baby D:  1856

Hufford, Baby  D: 1870

Hufford, Martha Dean  D:  1868

Price, Rita  Unknown

Simmons, George Lee  B:  ?  D:  10 October 1863


WHEELOCK, Mary Emma "Minnie" Boyce (1865 - 1953)

Mrs. Mary Emma Wheelock, 87, a Shasta pioneer, died early this morning at her home in Redding. She was born in Shasta Oct. 11, 1865.

Her parents came to California early in the 1850's, migrating across the continent in a covered wagon.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at McDonald's Chapel with the Rev. Ernest J. Troutner officiating. Interment will be at the family plot in Redding Cemetery.

Mrs. Wheelock leaves a daughter, Mrs. Eva Hoover, a teacher at Magnolia School, and a granddaughter, Nancy Hoover, a student nurse in San Francisco. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Grace Masterson of Redding and numerous nieces and nephews.~

["Minnie" Boyce was the daughter of John and Bridget Solen Boyce. She married Charles Douglas Wheelock (1861-1926) on 24 Dec 1885. The couple had two daughters:  Mabel J. (1886-1886) and Eva Ruth Wheelock Hoover (1897-1971)]


WHITEMAN, John Francis (1871-1933)

DRAGGED TO DEATH - John Francis Whiteman is Victim of Accident West of Ono - John Francis Whiteman, 62, passed on in Redding at 10:30 Tuesday night [13 June 1933] from injuries received when he was dragged by a horse at his ranch west of Ono, on Beegum Creek.

Whiteman had been separating cattle. He left his lariat down and when he got off his horse it wrapped around his legs. The young mare dragged him up the road, then back through the barnyard and across a small creek. A dog stopped the frightened mare and two men on the ranch - Howard Alvord and Austin Bradshaw - disentangled Whiteman. He was rushed to St. Caroline Hospital, arriving there at 5:30. He passed on at 10:30 from bruises, abrasions and a crushed chest.

He is survived by his widow Mrs. Lucy May Whiteman, a son at Bakersfield and a granddaughter at Hunter, Tehama County. The funeral will be held in Red Bluff, Thursday.

Whiteman was born in San Jose, July 17, 1871.


WILLIAMS, George Thomas (1869-1939)

[corrections to newspaper]

1939 July 13, Redding Record Searchlight -GEORGE WILLIAMS OF KNOB DIES

George T. Williams, 70, prominent cattleman of Knob died at his home early today. He was born in Colusa County, May 3, 1869.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah [Lulu] Williams of Knob; three children, George Williams of Knob, V.U. Williams and Mrs. Lottie [Lolita] Graves of Ono.

Funeral services will be held at McDonald's chapel Thursday. Interment will follow in the Redding Cemetery.

1939 July 19, Redding Record Searchlight -GEORGE WILLIAMS, PIONEER, PASSES - Prominent Stockman of County Succumbs

George Thomas Williams, prominent stockman of southwestern Shasta county for many years, passed on at his home on the Williams Ranch in the Knob District at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday morning.

Mr. Williams was born in Quartena Valley, Colusa County, May 3, 1869, and for the last 48 years had lived in the Knob section. In 1897 he and Lulu Spires [Spiers] of Hayfork were united in marriage and to their union was born three children, George L. [Oliver] Williams of Knob, Vernon U. Williams and Lolita Graves of Ono, all of whom, together with the widow, a sister, Mrs. Laura Sellman of Colusa, and five grandchildren survive.

Mr. Williams for 38 years was a member of Harrison Gulch lodge, No. 6, I.O.O.F., and after its suspension was affiliated with Welcome lodge, No, 209, at Ono.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from McDonald's Chapel. Rev. Lyndall D. Logee of the Baptist Church will officiate at the chapel and the Odd Fellows lodge rites will be exemplified at the graveside in Redding Cemetery.


WILLSON, Edna Viola Adkins (1901-1997)

Edna V. Willson, 96, of Igo, died March 15, 1997, at Shasta Convalescent Hospital in Redding. Born January 7, 1901, in Igo, she was a longtime resident of Shasta County. She was interested in the history of her family, some of whom had come to Igo in the early 1800s. Her grandfather, Charles H. Prackel was a butcher in old Shasta and her husband, George Blaine Willson, was a member of an early Millville family, several generations of whom are in the Millville Cemetery. Edna was a homemaker, a member of the Rebekah Lodge in Anderson, the Anderson Grange, the 8/40 Salon in Dehli, American Legion Post 746, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the One Hundred Club in California, and had been a member of the Shasta Historical Society since 1979.

Survivors include son James of Igo; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Edna is buried in the Millville Cemetery. 

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