Henry Niemi

M, b. circa 1886, d. 20 February 1925
Last Edited4 Sep 2013
     Henry Niemi was born circa 1886 at Finland.1 He died on 20 February 1925 at Moccasin, Tuolumne Co., California.2 He was buried on 21 February 1925 at Oak-Grove Cemetery, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.1


  1. [S1754] The Union Democrat, 26 Jan 2012, Third Victim Tram Accident:
    ... Henry Niemi, whose death occurred 19 hours after the accident, was buried in the Moose plot in the cemetery between Big Oak Flat and Groveland last Monday. Deceased was a member of the Groveland Lodge of Moose. He was a native of Finland and 39 years of age. ...
    The Union Democrat, 28 Feb 1925.
  2. [S335] California Dept of Health & Welfare, 1905-2000, HENRY NIEMI, adult age 39years, died Tuolumne Co. 20 Feb 1925, Certificate 01452.

Swan Bjorien

M, d. 3 April 1920
Last Edited1 Feb 2008
     Swan Bjorien died on 3 April 1920 at Priest Grade, Tuolumne Co., California.

James E. Munn

M, b. 2 October 1902
FatherJohn F. Munn b. 20 Nov 1868, d. 20 Apr 1949
Last Edited20 Feb 2017
     James E. Munn was born on 2 October 1902 at Tuolumne Co., California.1 He was the son of John F. Munn.
     As of October 1902, James E. Munn was also known as James Elton Munn.


  1. [S44] Unknown volume, St. Patrick's Baptisms, Sonora: James Elton Munn, son of JOhn Munn and Caroline Young, born 2 Oct 1902 nd baptized 16 Nov 1902 at Moccasin Creek. Sheet 7, Sec B, Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.

George Jones

M, d. 19 August 1905
Last Edited5 Feb 2008
     George Jones died on 19 August 1905.

Edward B. McGee

M, b. 1850, d. 4 June 1910
Last Edited2 Feb 2008
     Edward B. McGee was born in 1850. He died on 4 June 1910 at Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California; Fatal Accident to a Groveland Farmer:
Edward B. McGee died at Groveland Wednesday as the result of an accident which happened to him while unhitching his team at his ranch near Groveland, Sunday afternoon. He had unhitched the animals from a buckboard which he had been driving and in some manner one of the tugs got caught in a mowing machine which was near by and the horses became frightened and ran away. McGee was either kicked or stepped upon and two of his ribs broken. He was all alone, but managed to get to his house and get into bed where he remained until next morning when the Indian who had been helping him cut hay came to go to work. McGee told the Indian that he was pretty sick and the latter went to Groveland for assistance. McGee was taken to Groveland where he could be cared for, but succumbed to his injuries, the physician ascribing a weak heart as the ultimate cause of his death. The horses ran some distance with the mower and were found the next morning in a ditch with the machine. The deceased was 60 years of age and was a native of Canada. He had lived in Tuolumne county for a number of years and was universally esteemed. The funeral took place Thursday and the interment was in the Divide cemetery.
The Union Democrat.

Mrs. (?) McKibbon

F, d. 21 May 1910
Last Edited2 Feb 2008
     Mrs. (?) McKibbon died on 21 May 1910; Physician's Wife Dead:
Mrs. McKibbon, wife of Dr. McKibbon, died at the family home in Big Oak Flat this (Friday) morning. The lady was a victim of consumption. Her remains will be taken to Knight's Ferry for burial.
The Union Democrat.

Joel Shepherd

M, d. 25 February 1883
Last Edited2 Feb 2008
     Joel Shepherd died on 25 February 1883 at Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California; Died - in Big Oak Flat, February 25, 1883, Joel Shepherd, a native of Kentucky, aged 54 years.
The Union Democrat.

Andrew P. Dron

M, b. 22 February 1867, d. 6 April 1942
MotherAnnie (Wilson) Dron1 b. Oct 1835
Last Edited21 Aug 2017
     Andrew P. Dron was born on 22 February 1867 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of Annie (Wilson) Dron.1 Andrew P. Dron married Isabella (Anderson) Dron, daughter of John William McInnahan Anderson and Josephine (McCallum) Anderson, on 5 July 1892 at Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland; see attached exhibits, wedding invitation and marriage registration.3 Andrew P. Dron died on 6 April 1942 at Alameda Co., California, at age 75.2 He was buried at Sunset View Cemetery, Contra Costa Co., CA.4
     Andrew P. Dron was also known as Andrew Phillip Dron.2


Isabella (Anderson) Dron b. 1 May 1866, d. 9 Nov 1949


  1. [S1077] 1900 US Census, Tuolumne Co., California, population schedule, Third Township, ED 126, SD 4, Sheet 12A, P 49 Stamped, Dwelling 302, Household 304, Andrew P Dron, Head, W M born Feb 1867 age 33 Married 8 years, born Scotland, both parents born Scotland, to US 1897, resident 3 years, Pa Mining Engineer, can read-write-speak English O-F-H; Isabella S Dron, wife, W F born May 1869, Married 8 years, mother of 2 children, both living, born Scotland, both parents born Scotland, to US 1897, resident 3 years; John A Dron, son, W M born Sep 1893 age 6 S born Scotland, both parents born Scotland, at school 8 mos; Andrew B P Dron, son, W M born May 1900, born in California, both parents born
    Scotland; Annie Dron, mother, W F born Oct 1835, age 64 years, widow, mother of 4 children, all living, born Scotland, both parents born Scotland, to US 1900; Joseph Anderson, brother-in-law, W M born Mar 1871, age 29, S born Scotland, both parents born Scotland, to US 1897, resident 3 years Pa Day Laborer; Sing Low, Employee, Ch M born July 1873 age 25 years S born China, both parents born China, to US 1882, residet 18 years AL Cook, can read-write-speak English.
  2. [S335] California Dept of Health & Welfare, 1905-2000, Dron, Andrew Phillip, male born outside the US 22 Feb 1867, mother's maiden name Wilson, father surname Dron, died 06 Apr 1942 in Alameda Co CA, AGE 75. No Social Security number.
  3. [S1074] John Anderson Poor Inspector, online www.maybole.org, John Anderson, son John William McInnahan Anderson, Isabella Stewart Anderson Dron, and her son John Anderson Dron. Photo may have been taken in 1901 when Isabella was in Maybole to see her family. She was living in Big Oak Flats (sic), California at the time. (see photo in exhibits).
  4. [S669] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  5. [S1079] 1910 US Census, Tuolumne Co., California, population schedule, Third Township, ED 167, SD 8, Sheet 4A, pg 55 stamped, Dwelling and Household unnumbered, Lines 44-50.
  6. [S1754] The Union Democrat, 26 Jan 2012, 2 May 1903 - BORN.

John Bailey

M, d. August 1915
Last Edited6 Sep 2014
     John Bailey died in August 1915 at Greeley Hill, Mariposa Co., California.1


  1. [S2538] Union Democrat, 7 Aug 1915, unk, UD Death Notice - Harry Burden was called to Mariposa county Wednesday to prepare the body of John Baily for burial. The deceased was an old settler of that section, living for many years on Greeley Hill, seven miles above Coulterville. He was 82 years of age.
    The Union Democrat.

Tom Praster

M, b. 1874, d. 1950
Last Edited24 Apr 2018
     Tom Praster was born in 1874 at KS.1 He died in 1950 at Tuolumne Co., CA.1


  1. [S669] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.