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Daily Appeal – 3/15/905, Pg. 5 – GOW YEE DEAD – Chaon Gow Yee, whose spirit departed for the happy hunting grounds yesterday forenoon, was a cousin of Kim Wing and a well-known Chinese gardener. His death may be credited to some recent ordinances that were passed. He will ride in the “feather” wagon to the Chinese cemetery this afternoon.  (B. S.)


Appeal Democrat - 10/17/2001, p C-2 - Raymond Orin Yeomans, 60, of Yuba City died Oct. 14, 2001, at his residence. - Born in Fort Myers, Fla., he was a Yuba-Sutter resident for two years.  He was retired as a welder. - Survivors include a son, Clay Yeomans of Rosenburg, Texas; a daughter, Tammy Yeomans of Victoria, Texas; and a sister, LaVerne Arnold of Fort Myers. - Services:  A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Sutter Cemetery, with the Rev. Ray Davis officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Twin Cities.


Daily Appeal - 4/8/1876, p3 - Sudden Death - Chew Yet, a clerk long in the employment of Tong Chong Sing, doing business on First street, was taken suddenly ill on Thursday night and soon expired.  Coroner Barnes was notified but held no inquest.  Deceased was buried by the Coroner yesterday.


Marysville Daily Appeal-January 24, 1899-GONE FROM EARTH- Mrs. Simon Yore Succumbs to an Attack of Pneumonia-Alice, the beloved wife of Simon Yore, died at her home at the Oregon House yesterday morning from pneumonia. The deceased was a native of Yuba county, and about 37 years of age. She was formerly known as Miss Alice Dixon, and previous to her marriage taught school for several years. Mrs. Yore was a bright and intellectual woman, possessed of a beautiful character, and of a sunny disposition that made her many friends which she always retained. She leaves a husband to whom she was fondly attached, four children, two brothers, George W. Dixon of Dobbins, and Alfred Dixon of Michigan Bluff, and three sisters, Mrs. John J. Yore, Mrs. John J. Eich and Mrs. Fred L. Bristow, to mourn her loss. The wife of Major E. A. Forbes of this city was a sister-in-law of the deceased. The funeral will take place to-day from her late residence. Internment, Dobbins Ranch cemetery.


Marysville Appeal-Democrat-February 7, 1947-FINAL SURVIVOR OF PIONEER IS CALLED-Mrs. Laura Yore, widow of the late John Yore died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Yore was stricken with a heart attack on January 13 and had been critically ill at her home since that time. She was the final survivor of one of Yuba county’s pioneer families, Alfred and Catherine DIXON of Dobbins being her parents. Most of her married life was spent on the family farm at Oregon House. She moved with her husband to Marysville in 1924. Mrs. Yore is survived by her three children, Fred Yore of Brown’s Valley, Laura Yore of Marysville and Mrs. Raymond Colvin of Sacramento and four grand children, Herbert and Jack Yore of Brown’s Valley, Elexine Kister, presently at Fort Richardson, Alaska, and Mrs. Frank Wright of Philadelphia, Pa; also by five great grand children. Funeral services are under the direction of Lipp & Sullivan. Mass will be said at St. Joseph’s Catholic church at 10 a. m. Monday. Rosary will be said at Lipp & Sullivan parlors at 8 p. m. Sunday. 


Daily Appeal - 12/8/1908, p1 - Simon Yore Is Not Expected To Live - Well Known Farmer of Oregon House Injured In Fall From Wagon - Simon Yore, one of the best known farmers and teamsters of this section, living at Oregon House, is lying in a critical condition at the home of his brother, David Yore, five miles below Honcut.  He was thrown from a spring wagon last Tuesday while on his way from his brother's place to this city.  He sustained severe injury in the region of the kidneys, in addition to having a rib on the right side torn from the cartilage of the breast bone. - Mr. Yore had been to his brother's place to see about some stock he had there.  Returning he had reached the Folsome place when the wheels of the light spring wagon in which he was riding struck a rut in the road and he was thrown violently to the ground.  Charles Dobler, who was at work near by, saw the accident and ran to Yore's assistance. - The injured man was taken back to his brother's home and given treatment and word sent to this city for a physician.  Mr. Yore was comfortable until Saturday evening, when he was taken with severe chills and became delirious with fever.  He has been unconscious since Saturday and his fever was 104 yesterday.  His internal injuries are believed to be fatal and his family has been called to his bedside. - Mr. Yore's mother, who is an aged woman living at Sleighville house, Sierra county, has gone to her son's bedside, as have also his sister, Mrs. E. A. Forbes of this city, his sister-in-law, Mrs. John Yore, his son Arthur, who is employed with the Pacific Gas and Electric company at Palermo, and his wife and two children from Oregon House.

Daily Appeal - 12/9/1908, p1 - Simon Yore Has Passed To His Reward - Prominent Oregon House Resident Succumbs to Injuries He Received - Simon Yore, who as told in yesterday morning's Appeal, was fatally injured by being thrown from a spring wagon near Honcut last Tuesday, died yesterday morning at 1:30 o'clock at the home of his brother, David Yore, five miles below Honcut. - The funeral cortege will leave the home at Oregon House at 10 o'clock Thursday morning and proceed to the Catholic church at Dobbins Ranch, where services will be held.  Interment will be in the Dobbins Ranch cemetery. - Simon Yore was probably the best known man in the Oregon House region.  He was a whole-souled, conscientious man, one who made friends and kept them, and a man who was ever ready to aid a neighbor in times of need.  He was known and loved by a large circle of friends, not only in Yuba county, but throughout Butte county as well. - He leaves a widow and four children.  They are Miss Adeline Yore and Mrs. James Queenan, Arthur Yore, who is foreman for the Great Western Power company at Palermo, and Ralph Yore of Oregon House. - His mother, Mrs. Eliza Yore, is also living, and there are seven brothers and three sisters.  They are Rose and Margaret Yore and Mrs. E. A. Forbes of this city, Peter, Frank, James, John, Matthew, David and Thomas Yore. - R. E. Bevan has charge of the funeral arrangements.


Marysville Daily Appeal - Tues 5/19/1874, p3 - A Terrible Accident - Two Brothers Drowned - On Sunday afternoon, 17th instant, an appalling accident happened in the northern suburbs of the city, by which George W. and Henry W., the two eldest sons of W. W. York, carpenter, residing at Twelfth and Ramirez streets, lost their lives by drowning in a branch of the Simmerly slough, west of the Catholic Cemetery and near Blodgett & Jenkins' slaughter house.  On Sunday afternoon the deceased left home and in company with a son of widow Daniels went to the Simmerly slough to bathe.  The branch of the slough the lads selected is much swollen by back water from the Feather river, and the banks are quite steep and slippery.  Neither of the boys could swim, and as the youngest one waded down the sloping bank he found the water to be over his head and he disappeared from sight.  His brother George, seeing that Henry was drowning remarked to the Daniels boy:  "I'm going to save my brother if I drown myself" - and rushed into the water towards where he saw him rising and sinking.  But the noble resolution of the elder boy could not save his dying brother, for he was unable to swim or save himself.  The result was both boys were drowned, while the Daniels boy got out and gave the alarm.  He immediately informed one or two persons at Blodgett & Jenkins' slaughter house, including Johnny Tobin, who went to the place and in a short time recovered the body of the youngest lad, who on being taken out, it is reported, manifested some signs of life.  Search was made for the elder boy, but his body was not secured till 7 o'clock in the evening.  James Cook and Alderman Bradley, accidentally hearing of the accident, hastened to the slough, and with others whose names we did not learn, aided in finding the body of the older boy.  But it was not until Bradley and Cook had come to town and procured grappling hooks that they succeeded in their efforts.  The exact facts in relation to the drowning will probably remain unknown.  The survivor of the swimming party - the Daniels' boy - was very much excited over the accident, and has detailed several contradictory statements about the unfortunate and sad affair.  One is that a colored boy named Moulton was on the bank of the slough when the boys started down into the water, and that he pushed the smallest boy into deep water.  The accused denies the story.  Coroner Barnes deeming the facts ascertained warranted a clear case of accidental drowning, decided to hold no inquest on the bodies.  The unfortunate lads who thus lost their lives were bright, intelligent and obedient children, and have never been allowed to go from home on Sundays, and were specially forbidden from going near the sloughs which are numerous in that part of the city.  We are informed that they were seen near the old gravel pits where they were preparing to go in, but were prevented.  The boys were probably enticed from home by their companion, and their absence had not been observed by their parents until the sad news of their deaths was announced.  The afflicted parents have the sincere condolence of the public.  The funeral will take place at 5 o'clock this evening from the residence of parents.


Appeal Democrat - 9/17/1928, p1 - Death Takes General Jackson York at L.O. - General Jackson York, 52,died at his home in Live Oak Saturday after a week's illness.  He was a native of California.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Minnie York, five daughters and two sons. - Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Live Oak cemetery, where interment was made under the direction of the Block funeral home of Gridley.


Appeal Democrat - 10/7/1929, p3 - Horse's Kick Causes Death - His skull fractured when he was kicked by a horse Saturday, George Yoshikawa, 8, Japanese died at a hospital in Marysville Sunday. - The boy was kicked by the horse while at play on the farm of his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. M. Yoshikawa, near Yuba City.  He was taken to the hospital Saturday night and died late Sunday.


Daily Appeal - 8/29/1878, p3 - Died - Len You, a native of China, aged 30 years, died at the Chinese Hospital in Chinatown on Tuesday evening and his remains were buried in the City Cemetery yesterday morning.




 Oroville Weekly Mercury – August 27, 1880 – Suicide – Our citizens were shocked Saturday morning to hear that Capt. Wm. Youlen, the postmaster at Strawberry Valley, had committed suicide the previous evening by blowing the top of his head off with a shotgun. Mr. Youlen was an old resident of Yuba County, aged seventy years, and had many warm personal friends in this community. The deceased assumed a leaning position against one of the walls of the apartment, placed the muzzle of the gun in his mouth and poked the trigger off with a small stick. He was last seen alive about two hours before the body was found. On a leaf in a memorandum book was found a few sentences including the following:  Reason for this rash act – I am an outcast from society. My usefulness is gone. I am sorry that such a thing should occur in the neighborhood. I feel very thankful for the attention paid me. You will be kind enough to bury me by the side of my wife. Farewell all.” On another leaf was found the following: “Mr. Dodson will do me a favor by assisting my niece in matters.” Death must have been instantaneous, as the ceiling, eight feet above was horribly bespattered with his brains.  (B.S.) 

Plumas National – (Quincy) – 8/28/1880 – Suicide – On Friday of last week an old resident of Strawberry Valley, Capt. William Yewlin (Youlen), committed suicide by blowing his head off with a shotgun. He had been depressed in spirits for some time, and it is said that he made an ineffectual attempt to suicide with morphine some time ago, but failed from taking an overdose. His wife died some two years ago, and the old man has been despondent and weary of life ever since. He was Postmaster at Strawberry Valley for twenty five years.  (B. S.)

Weekly Appeal – 9/03/1880, Pg. 3 – More Information. --- The Appeal correspondent at Strawberry Valley furnishes the following additional particulars of the suicide of William Youlen, on the 19th of August, an account of which was published soon after it occurred: “ Deceased had been ailing for some time, and in a fit of despair wrote a letter in which he thanked his numerous friends for past kindness, asked their pardon for the act which he was about to commit, and stated that his reason for self-murder was that he had despaired of ever recovering his health, and had grown to be a burden to every one, then placing the muzzle of the gun in his mouth, blew out his brains. Mr. Youlen has been a member of the Masonic Order for many years; was born in Massachusetts in 1811, but has been a resident of this place for over twenty-five years.”  (B. S.)


 Appeal Democrat – June 3, 1942 – Death Takes Mother – Mrs. Adeline young, a native of Pennsylvania, aged 78 years, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. M. Hoose, at Strawberry Valley, where she had resided the past three years. She had formerly resided in San Francisco. In addition to her daughter she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Henry Mercy of Berkeley, and by a grandson. Funeral services will be held in the colonial chapel of Hutchison & Merz Friday at 10 a. m., and cremation will follow at Sierra View.  (B.S.)


Marysville Daily Appeal - 12/27/1887, p2 - Deaths:  At South Butte, Sutter County, December 26th, G. H. Young, a native of Illinois.


Marysville Appeal - Tue 12/15/1908, p1 - James Young Passes Away - James Young, a pioneer resident of this county, died Sunday morning at the home of his nephew, David Jones, Jr., near Smartsville.  Death was due to paralysis. - The deceased was a native of Illinois, aged 72 years, and has resided in this county for about fifty years.  He was a brother of the late Mrs. D. N. Jones. - The funeral will take place this morning at 11 o'clock from the home near Smartsville.  Interment will be in the Smartsville cemetery.  Undertaker Kelly of this city will conduct the funeral.


From G.S.W. Twogood’s diary – 7/27/1856 – “ A man died last night at the house of B. R. Spilman. Is to be buried this P. M.  Saw the stranger ( James Young ) decently buried all were willing to assist."  (B. S.) 

 Note: It is evident from an article in the Oakland Tribune dated 1/01/1939 in the “Knave” relating to the death of B. R. Spilman’s son, William T. Spilman, that B. R. Spilman was operating Columbus House in the 1850s and that Twogood’s diary refers to that location. Excerpt  from- “The Knave” – “ From one close to him I get this “ -  “ His father, Colonel B. R. Spilman, came from Kentucky in 1850 and went into the hotel business in Strawberry Valley. The hotel was the Columbus House, and part of it is still standing and called by that name.”  (B. S.) 

After an exhaustive search for a death notice in historic California newspapers, I have been unable to come up with anything on James Young and it is doubtful that a notice was ever published. I conclude it highly likely that the fellow was buried in the Strawberry Valley Cemetery, as he was buried the day after he died and it was the only available burial ground in the area at the time.  (B. S.)


Daily Appeal - Tue 2/11/1908, p7 - Old Nicolaus Resident Dies In County Hospital - Yuba City, Feb. 10 - John Young died in the Sutter county hospital yesterday.  He was a native of New York and had been a resident of Nicolaus for the past forty years.  At the time of his death he was 76 years of age.  He had been totally blind for the past fifteen years and was brought to the hospital just one day before he died. - The remains will be buried in the Yuba City cemetery.


Sacramento Daily Union - 2/10/1868 - Oroville - The Oroville Record of February 8th has the annexed:  A boy named Joseph Young, aged ten or twelve years, residing with his uncle James Young, on the Sacramento river, was fatally injured one day the present week by being thrown from a horse and dragged by his foot hanging in the stirrup.  His mother resides in Forbestown, and passed through here on her way to the scene of the accident yesterday.


Sacramento Bee – 10/24/1905 – Pg. 6 – JOE YOUNG DEAD - (The Bee’s Special Service) – Marysville (Yuba Co.), October 24. --- Joseph R. Young, at one time Under Sheriff of this county, and a former resident of Camptonville, expired suddenly in the Merchant’s Exchange building in San Francisco yesterday, the result of heart disease. Deceased was a native of Virginia and 65 years of age. A wife and son survive. (B. S.)


Daily Appeal – 2/25/1914 – Terrific Storm Claims Two Victims – William oung of Challenge Found Dead on the County Road – The heavy storm which swept this state during the latter part of last week claimed to victims in Yuba County, the last one being William Young of Challenge, whose body was found yesterday morning between Woodleaf and Challenge. Young left Woodleaf Saturday evening for his home at Challenge, but was evidently battered down by the terrific storm which swept the mountains that evening. Lying beside the county road, his body was found yesterday. Coroner J. K. Kelly was notified and had the justice of the peace of that district take charge of the remains. According to the information received from Challenge last evening every indication connected with the death pointed to exposure. The deceased has a brother, J. M. Young , who resides at Tudor and he will arrive in this city today for the purpose of arranging for the funeral. The funeral arrangements, which will be made under the direction of the Kelly brothers, will be announced on the arrival of the brother. (B. S.)


Weekly Appeal – 11/19/1880 – DIED – In Timbuctoo, November 8th, Quook Yow, aged 46 years.  (B. S.)


Daily Appeal - 11/20/1918, p5 - French Patriot Succumbs to Flu - Funeral services for the late Joseph Yturraldo, who died at the Red Cross hospital, were held yesterday morning from St. Joseph's Catholic church at 10 o'clock.  Rev. Father Guerin said a requiem mass for the repose of his soul. - The young man was a native of France, and when war broke out entered the French army.  While in action he was gassed and incapacitated for further duty.  As a result of being gassed his lungs were unable to withstand the ravages of influenza. - A large French flag was draped about the casket in which the young patriot was buried in the Catholic cemetery, under the direction of Kelly Bros.


Marysville Daily Appeal - 4/9/1872, p3 - Died:  Yuba Bill, the last of the Yubas, the last of Sutter's Indians, died sometime during Saturday night and was buried on Sunday.  The last of his tribe, he deserves some momento, and the boys are moving in the matter of erecting a head-board or stone to his memory.  Pass around the paper, boys; enough halves and quarters will be contributed to accomplish this object.