Joseph James Brown1

M, b. April 1872, d. 15 December 1937
FatherJohn L. Brown2 b. 1821, d. 21 Jun 1895
MotherBridget (Doyle) Brown2 b. 1835, d. 13 Oct 1900
Last Edited28 Feb 2017
     Joseph James Brown was born in April 1872 at Chinese Camp, Tuolumne Co., California.3,2,4,5 He was the son of John L. Brown and Bridget (Doyle) Brown.2 Joseph James Brown married Birdie (Scofield) Brown Earl, daughter of John Watson Scofield and Sarah (Jones) Scofield, on 14 December 1898 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California.1 Joseph James Brown died on 15 December 1937 at Tuolumne Co., CA, at age 65.6 He was buried at Mountain Shadow Cemetery, Sonora, Tuolumne Co., CA.6
     Joseph James Brown was also known as Joseph Brown.2

Family

Birdie (Scofield) Brown Earl b. 18 Oct 1878, d. 12 Jun 1935

Citations

  1. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Birdie Scofield = Joseph James Brown married 14 Dec 1898 by P. Guerin, Sonora. Tuolumne Co. Marriage Registrations 5 - 263.
  2. [S2635] 1880 US Census, Tuolumne Co., California, population schedule, Twp 4, ED 111, SD 2, Sheet 3-C (page 203 stamped), Dwelling 29, Household 31, 2 June 1880 - J L BROWN, white mage age 53 years, married farmer born England, father born Ireland, mother born England; BRIDGET BROWN, white female age 42 years, wife, keeping house, born Ireland, both parents born Ireland; MARY BROWN, white female age 18 years, daughter, unmarried, at home, born California, father born England, mother born Ireland; LAWRENCE BROWN, white male age 16, son, unmarried, at home, born California, father born England, mother born Ireland; SARAH BROWN, white female age 14, daughter, unmarried, at school, born California, father born England, mother born Ireland; ANNIE BROWN, white female age 10, daughter, unmarried, at school, born California, father born England, mother born Ireland; JOSEPH BROWN, white male age 8 years, son, at school, born California, father born England, mother born Ireland; LUCY BROWN, wite female age 4 years, daughter, born California, father born England, mother born Ireland; ELIZABETH BROWN, white female age 1 year, daughter, born California, father born England, mother born Ireland.
  3. [S2636] 1900 US Census, Baker Co., Oregon, population schedule, Parker, ED 181, SD 221, Sheet 2-A (page 164 stamped), Dwelling 40, Household 40, 5 June 1900 - JOSEPH BROWN, head, white male born Apr 1872, age 28 years, married 1 year, born California, both parents born England (sic), gold quartz miner, can read and write, speaks English, [Tent?] H; BIRDIE BROWN, wife, white female born Oct 1878, age 21 years, married 1 year, mother of 1 child, 1 child living, born California, father born Virginia, mother born Maine, can read and write, speaks English; GERTRUDE BROWN, daughter, white female born Sep 1899 age 8 mos, born California, both parents born California.
  4. [S44] Unknown volume, St. Patrick's Baptisms, Sonora: JOSEPH BROWN, son of John L Brown and Bridget Doyle, born 07 Apr 1872 and baptized 07 Jul 1872 at Chinese Camp, pg 162, Sec A, Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.
  5. [S8] SSDI.
  6. [S669] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Thomas C. Reid1

M, b. August 1825, d. April 1904
Bur-RevD
Last Edited8 Jun 2015
     Thomas C. Reid was born in August 1825 at Rhode Island.2 He married Charity (Rathbone) Reid circa 1849 at Jamestown, Tuolumne Co., California; pr/1850 census & Violet's birth.3 Thomas C. Reid died in April 1904 at Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 78.2 Oak Grove Cemetery District Records show that the ashes of Thomas C. Reed (sic) "may be scattered". The entery in the District's Black Book is dated 4/1954. Is the reference to THIS Thomas Reid?4

Family

Charity (Rathbone) Reid b. c 1830, d. 4 Oct 1860
Children

Citations

  1. [S2170] Unknown record type, unknown repository address, NARA.
  2. [S1754] The Union Democrat, 26 Jan 2012, 16 Apr 1904.
  3. [S330] Tenaya Elementary School Students, "The Reid Family."
  4. [S36] Collected Monumental Inscriptions Cemetery Survey, Oak Grove Cemetery District, Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, GYGM History Resource Center, Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California, 95321, Thomas C. Reed (sic) Cemetery District black book says, "No plot number. Ashes may be scattered. 4/1954."
  5. [S331] Unknown record type, unknown repository address.
  6. [S297] Personal Knowledge of Compiler.
  7. [S13] Irene Paden and Margaret E. Schlichtmann, Big Oak Flat Road to Yosemite.
  8. [S3] Mark Thornton, Historical Survey, Groveland/Big Oak Flat.

Charity (Rathbone) Reid1

F, b. circa 1830, d. 4 October 1860
Last Edited12 Apr 2015
     Charity (Rathbone) Reid was born circa 1830 at Rhode Island.2 She married Thomas C. Reid circa 1849 at Jamestown, Tuolumne Co., California; pr/1850 census & Violet's birth.1 Charity (Rathbone) Reid died on 4 October 1860 at Tuolumne Co., CA (presumably).3,4
     Charity (Rathbone) Reid was also known as Charity Rathbone.1

Family

Thomas C. Reid b. Aug 1825, d. Apr 1904
Children

Citations

  1. [S330] Tenaya Elementary School Students, "The Reid Family."
  2. [S331] Unknown record type, unknown repository address.
  3. [S2168] 29 Sept 1870 unknown record type, unknown repository address.
  4. [S993] Rolene Kiesling, "Rolene Kiesling Research 6/2011."
  5. [S297] Personal Knowledge of Compiler.
  6. [S2170] Unknown record type, unknown repository address, NARA.
  7. [S13] Irene Paden and Margaret E. Schlichtmann, Big Oak Flat Road to Yosemite.
  8. [S3] Mark Thornton, Historical Survey, Groveland/Big Oak Flat.

Thomas R. Reid1

M, b. November 1856, d. 23 May 1936
FatherThomas C. Reid1,2,3,4,5,6 b. Aug 1825, d. Apr 1904
MotherCharity (Rathbone) Reid1,2,3,4,5,6 b. c 1830, d. 4 Oct 1860
Last Edited4 Dec 2008
     Thomas R. Reid was buried.7 He was born in November 1856 at Garrotte, Tuolumne Co., California.1,2,3,4,5,6 He was the son of Thomas C. Reid and Charity (Rathbone) Reid.1,2,3,4,5,6 Thomas R. Reid married Anna (Jones) Reid, daughter of Martin Jones and Margaret (McCarthy) Jones, on 30 July 1882 at Garrotte, Tuolumne Co., California.8,4,9,10 Thomas R. Reid died on 23 May 1936 at San Joaquin Co., California, at age 79.11
     He witnessed the death of Thomas C. Reid in April 1904 at Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California.12

Family

Anna (Jones) Reid b. 11 Jul 1862, d. 27 Jul 1953
Children

Citations

  1. [S297] Personal Knowledge of Compiler.
  2. [S331] Unknown record type, unknown repository address.
  3. [S330] Tenaya Elementary School Students, "The Reid Family."
  4. [S2170] Unknown record type, unknown repository address, NARA.
  5. [S13] Irene Paden and Margaret E. Schlichtmann, Big Oak Flat Road to Yosemite.
  6. [S3] Mark Thornton, Historical Survey, Groveland/Big Oak Flat.
  7. [S36] Collected Monumental Inscriptions Cemetery Survey, Oak Grove Cemetery District, Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, GYGM History Resource Center, Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California, 95321, From Cemetery District Black Book: no plot number, Ashes may be scattered. 4/1954."
  8. [S330] Tenaya Elementary School Students, "The Reid Family", ... married at the Catholic church ....
  9. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Thomas R. Reid = Anna E. Jones mar 30 July 1883 at Garrotte - Bk 3, p. 339 Tuolumne Co. Records.
  10. [S480] Dr. Allen Repashy, Historical Survey OLMC Cemetery, p. 47.
  11. [S36] Collected Monumental Inscriptions Cemetery Survey, Oak Grove Cemetery District, Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, GYGM History Resource Center, Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California, 95321.
  12. [S1754] The Union Democrat, 26 Jan 2012, 16 Apr 1904.
  13. [S333] Unknown author, Irene Clark Sketch of Thomas Reid House.

Violet Reid1

F, b. circa 1849
FatherThomas C. Reid1 b. Aug 1825, d. Apr 1904
MotherCharity (Rathbone) Reid1 b. c 1830, d. 4 Oct 1860
Last Edited12 Apr 2015
     Violet Reid was born circa 1849 at Rhode Island.1 She was the daughter of Thomas C. Reid and Charity (Rathbone) Reid.1

Citations

  1. [S331] Unknown record type, unknown repository address.

Lillian Reid1

F, b. circa 1859
FatherThomas C. Reid1 b. Aug 1825, d. Apr 1904
MotherCharity (Rathbone) Reid1 b. c 1830, d. 4 Oct 1860
Last Edited12 Apr 2015
     Lillian Reid was born circa 1859 at California.1 She was the daughter of Thomas C. Reid and Charity (Rathbone) Reid.1

Citations

  1. [S331] Unknown record type, unknown repository address.

Lillian (Reid) Smith1

F, b. 15 May 1886, d. 22 July 1957
FatherThomas R. Reid2 b. Nov 1856, d. 23 May 1936
MotherAnna (Jones) Reid2 b. 11 Jul 1862, d. 27 Jul 1953
Last Edited16 Mar 2015
     Lillian (Reid) Smith was born on 15 May 1886 at Tuolumne Co., California.2 She was the daughter of Thomas R. Reid and Anna (Jones) Reid.2 Lillian (Reid) Smith married Clyde E. Smith on 24 December 1907 at Sonora, Tuolumne Co., California.1 Lillian (Reid) Smith died on 22 July 1957 at Tuolumne Co., California, at age 71.3
     Lillian (Reid) Smith was also known as Lillian E. Reid.2

Family

Clyde E. Smith b. c 1880, d. 5 Oct 1943

Citations

  1. [S194] Tuolumne Co. Genealogical Society, Tuo Co Mariages, Lillian Reid = Clyde E. Smith mar 24 Dec 1907 Sonora - Bk 6 p. 561 Tuolumne Co. Records.
  2. [S2170] Unknown record type, unknown repository address, NARA.
  3. [S335] Unknown compiler, LILLIAN ESTELLE SMITH, female born California 15 May 1886, died Tuolumne Co. 22 Jul 1957, age 71. Father's surname REID, mother's maiden surname JONES. SSN 552-34-1146. Document ID 1830381.

Thomas Reid1

M, b. 20 July 1884, d. 24 April 1954
FatherThomas R. Reid1 b. Nov 1856, d. 23 May 1936
MotherAnna (Jones) Reid1 b. 11 Jul 1862, d. 27 Jul 1953
Last Edited11 Oct 2011
     Thomas Reid was born on 20 July 1884 at Tuolumne Co., California.1,2 He was the son of Thomas R. Reid and Anna (Jones) Reid.1 Thomas Reid died on 24 April 1954 at Tuolumne Co., California, at age 69.2

Citations

  1. [S2170] Unknown record type, unknown repository address, NARA.
  2. [S335] Unknown compiler, THOMAS CAMERON REID, male born California 20 Jul 1884 and died in Tuolumne Co. 24 Apr 1954 at age 69. Father's surname REID, mother's maiden surname JONES. SSN 559-03-8493, document ID 1451963.

Matilda (Reid) Jarrett

F, b. 2 September 1890, d. 1 January 1982
FatherThomas R. Reid1 b. Nov 1856, d. 23 May 1936
MotherAnna (Jones) Reid1 b. 11 Jul 1862, d. 27 Jul 1953
Last Edited11 Oct 2011
     Matilda (Reid) Jarrett was born on 2 September 1890 at Tuolumne Co., California.1,2 She was the daughter of Thomas R. Reid and Anna (Jones) Reid.1 Matilda (Reid) Jarrett married Newton F. Jarrett before 14 January 1920. The Jarretts were divorced circa 1934. Matilda (Reid) Jarrett died on 1 January 1982 at Tuolumne Co., California, at age 91.2
     Matilda (Reid) Jarrett was also known as Matilda Reid.1

Citations

  1. [S2170] Unknown record type, unknown repository address, NARA.
  2. [S335] Unknown compiler, MATILDA REID JARRETT, female born California 02 Sep 1890; died 01 Jan 1982 in Tuolumne Co, age 91. SSN 557-160668, document ID 5952153.

Eugene C. (Gene) Reid1

M, b. 23 March 1905, d. 27 May 1988
FatherThomas R. Reid2,3,4 b. Nov 1856, d. 23 May 1936
MotherAnna (Jones) Reid2,3,4 b. 11 Jul 1862, d. 27 Jul 1953
Last Edited11 Oct 2011
     Eugene C. (Gene) Reid was born on 23 March 1905 at The Reid House, Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California.5,3,2,4 He was the son of Thomas R. Reid and Anna (Jones) Reid.2,3,4 Eugene C. (Gene) Reid married March Wimans in 1929.2 Eugene C. (Gene) Reid married Nonie Unknown in 1970.2 Eugene C. (Gene) Reid died on 27 May 1988 at Tuolumne Co., California, at age 83.5

Family 1

March Wimans

Family 2

Nonie Unknown

Citations

  1. [S295] Personal Knowledge of Compiler.
  2. [S330] Tenaya Elementary School Students, "The Reid Family."
  3. [S3] Mark Thornton, Historical Survey, Groveland/Big Oak Flat.
  4. [S333] Unknown author, Irene Clark Sketch of Thomas Reid House.
  5. [S335] Unknown compiler, EUGENE CALVIN REID, male born California 23 Mar 1905, died Tuolumne Co. 27 May 1988 age 83. SSN 546-65-2119. Document ID 7268932. Mother's maiden surname JONES.

March Wimans1

F
Last Edited14 Sep 2006
     March Wimans married Eugene C. (Gene) Reid, son of Thomas R. Reid and Anna (Jones) Reid, in 1929.1

Family

Eugene C. (Gene) Reid b. 23 Mar 1905, d. 27 May 1988

Citations

  1. [S330] Tenaya Elementary School Students, "The Reid Family."

Nonie Unknown1

F
Last Edited14 Sep 2006
     Nonie Unknown married Eugene C. (Gene) Reid, son of Thomas R. Reid and Anna (Jones) Reid, in 1970.1

Family

Eugene C. (Gene) Reid b. 23 Mar 1905, d. 27 May 1988

Citations

  1. [S330] Tenaya Elementary School Students, "The Reid Family."

Newton F. Jarrett

M
Last Edited17 Sep 2006
     Newton F. Jarrett married Matilda (Reid) Jarrett, daughter of Thomas R. Reid and Anna (Jones) Reid, before 14 January 1920. The Jarretts were divorced circa 1934.

Family

Matilda (Reid) Jarrett b. 2 Sep 1890, d. 1 Jan 1982

Unknown Robinson

M
Last Edited25 May 2011

Salvator Ferretti1

M, b. circa 1877, d. 1896
FatherFrank Ferretti1 b. 8 May 1834, d. 13 Feb 1916
MotherMaria (Cereghino) Ferretti1 b. Sep 1837, d. 1917
Bur-RevC
Last Edited16 Feb 2018
     Salvator Ferretti was born circa 1877 at California.1,2 He was the son of Frank Ferretti and Maria (Cereghino) Ferretti.1 Salvator Ferretti died in 1896; per Mariposa Gazette.1,2 He was buried at Coulterville Cemetery, Coulterville, Mariposa Co., California.1

Citations

  1. [S234] Karen Davis, "Karen Davis Research."
  2. [S669] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Andrew Goss1

M, b. 8 April 1840, d. 9 December 1912
Bur-RevC
BurialO
Last Edited12 Jul 2017
     Andrew Goss was buried at Coulterville Cemetery, Coulterville, Mariposa Co., California.1 He married Saverina (Ferretti) Garbarino, daughter of Frank Ferretti and Maria (Cereghino) Ferretti, at CA; Per Goss manuscript, possibly married in Tuolumne or Mariposa county.1 Andrew Goss was born on 8 April 1840.1 He died on 9 December 1912 at age 72.1

Family

Saverina (Ferretti) Garbarino b. 14 Oct 1864, d. 20 Nov 1956

Citations

  1. [S234] Karen Davis, "Karen Davis Research."

John V. Ferretti1,2

M, b. 1868, d. 1956
FatherFrank Ferretti1 b. 8 May 1834, d. 13 Feb 1916
MotherMaria (Cereghino) Ferretti1 b. Sep 1837, d. 1917
Last Edited16 Feb 2018
     John V. Ferretti died at Deer Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.3 He was buried; may not be of twp 10s rg 16e sec 10 &11.1 He was born in 1868 at Italy.1 He was the son of Frank Ferretti and Maria (Cereghino) Ferretti.1 John V. Ferretti married Mrs. Anges Ferretti circa 1898.4 John V. Ferretti died in 1956 at San Joaquin Co., CA.5
     He witnessed the death of Frank Ferretti on 13 February 1916 at Coulterville, Mariposa Co., California.6

Family

Mrs. Anges Ferretti
Child

Citations

  1. [S234] Karen Davis, "Karen Davis Research."
  2. [S358] Mariposa Gazette.
  3. [S234] Karen Davis, "Karen Davis Research", of Alameda (ca 1900. 1910 & 1920).
  4. [S1161] 1910 US Census, San Francisco Co., California, population schedule, San Francisco, ED 35, SD 8, Sheet 2A, Dwelling 17, Household 34, John V Ferretti, head, M W age 41, M2 Mar 12 years ITL-ITL-ITL to US 1871 Naturalized English speaker Ferry Boat Engineer Worker rents house; Agnes H Ferretti, wife F W age 32 M1 Mar 12 years 1/1 CA-ME-CA does not work outside home; Adelide E Ferretti, daughter F W age 10 CA-ITL-CA English speaker at school.
  5. [S669] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  6. [S2850] Mariposa Gazette.

Louis Ferretti1,2

M, b. 1874, d. 1965
FatherFrank Ferretti1 b. 8 May 1834, d. 13 Feb 1916
MotherMaria (Cereghino) Ferretti1 b. Sep 1837, d. 1917
Last Edited17 Feb 2018
     Louis Ferretti was born in 1874 at California.1 He was the son of Frank Ferretti and Maria (Cereghino) Ferretti.1 Louis Ferretti died in 1965 at San Joaquin Co., CA.3

Citations

  1. [S234] Karen Davis, "Karen Davis Research."
  2. [S358] Mariposa Gazette.
  3. [S669] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Frank Ferretti1,2

M, b. October 1875, d. 1960
FatherFrank Ferretti1 b. 8 May 1834, d. 13 Feb 1916
MotherMaria (Cereghino) Ferretti1 b. Sep 1837, d. 1917
Last Edited16 Feb 2018
     Frank Ferretti was born in October 1875 at California.1,3 He was the son of Frank Ferretti and Maria (Cereghino) Ferretti.1 Frank Ferretti married Minnie (Jones) Ferretti, daughter of Andrew J. Jones and Martha (Shelton) Jones, circa 1900; Tuolumne Co? Frank Ferretti died in 1960 at Stanislaus Co., CA.4
     He witnessed the death of Frank Ferretti on 13 February 1916 at Coulterville, Mariposa Co., California.5

Family

Minnie (Jones) Ferretti b. 19 Feb 1891, d. 1964

Citations

  1. [S234] Karen Davis, "Karen Davis Research."
  2. [S358] Mariposa Gazette.
  3. [S2170] Unknown record type, unknown repository address, NARA.
  4. [S335] Unknown compiler.
  5. [S2850] Mariposa Gazette.

Maria Ferretti1

F, b. 1879, d. 1983
FatherFrank Ferretti1 b. 8 May 1834, d. 13 Feb 1916
MotherMaria (Cereghino) Ferretti1 b. Sep 1837, d. 1917
Last Edited16 Feb 2018
     Maria Ferretti was born in 1879 at California.1 She was the daughter of Frank Ferretti and Maria (Cereghino) Ferretti.1 Maria Ferretti died in 1983 at San Francisco Co., CA.2

Citations

  1. [S234] Karen Davis, "Karen Davis Research."
  2. [S669] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

J. H. Moffitt1

M
Last Edited6 Mar 2015
     J. H. Moffitt married Eugenia (Ferretti) Moffitt Hughes, daughter of Giuseppi Ferretti and Maria (Soleri) Ferretti, circa 1881; pr/1930 census report

Unable to find J.H. or Eugenia together on any census reports.

There is a James Moffitt b. abt 1861 in IRE living in Twp 6, Tuol. Co. that immigrated in 1879. I believe he's the same James Moffett, a miner, who was naturalized 1 Nov 1894 in San Francisco Superior Court. 1902 Tuolumne County Voter Registration records indicate he resided in Stent.

There is a James Moffat b in IRE that was naturalized 7/9/1858 listed in the "Addendum Naturalization Index" printed in TCGS Vol 33, Jan 2015 issue of "Golden Roots of the Mother Lode."


Note: A J. H. Moffitt was an inmate of San Quentin, Marin Co., CA in 1900 & 1910. He died in in Marin Co., CA in 1908.

Is it possible Eugenia's husband was a criminal and that's why she isn't buried with either Ferretti or Hughes famiy members?2,3

Family

Eugenia (Ferretti) Moffitt Hughes b. c 1867, d. 22 Nov 1938

Citations

  1. [S234] Karen Davis, "Karen Davis Research."
  2. [S13] Irene Paden and Margaret E. Schlichtmann, Big Oak Flat Road to Yosemite.
  3. [S986] 1930 US Census, unknown repository address, Year: 1930; Census Place: Stockton, San Joaquin, California; Roll: 211; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0034; Image: 311.0; FHL microfilm: 2339946.

Adelaid Ferretti1

F, b. May 1899
FatherJohn V. Ferretti1 b. 1868, d. 1956
MotherMrs. Anges Ferretti2
Last Edited17 Jul 2011
     Adelaid Ferretti was born in May 1899.1,3 She was the daughter of John V. Ferretti and Mrs. Anges Ferretti.1,2

Citations

  1. [S234] Karen Davis, "Karen Davis Research."
  2. [S1286] 1910 US Census, San Francisco Co., California, population schedule, San Francisco, ED 35, SD 8, Sheet 2A, Dwelling 17, Household 34, 19 Apr 1910: Assembly District 32, Precinct 3, San Francisco City, 2704 - 21st Street John V Ferretti, head, M W age 41, M2 Mar 12 years ITL-ITL-ITL to US 1871 Naturalized English speaker Ferry Boat Engineer Worker rents house; Agnes H Ferretti, wife F W age 32 M1 Mar 12 years 1/1 CA-ME-CA does not work outside home; Adelide E Ferretti, daughter F W age 10 CA-ITL-CA English speaker at school.
  3. [S1162] 1900 US Census, San Francisco Co., California, population schedule, San Francisco, ED 219, SD1, Sheet 2A, (stamped pg 13) Dwelling 28, Household 29, 1 June 1900 - 232 3rd Avenue - John Ferretti, Boarder, W M born Jan 1869 age 31 Mar 2 years CA-ITL-ITL Conductor; Agnes Ferretti, Boarder, W F born Sep 1877 age 22 Mar 2 years 1/1 CA-CA-CA does not work outside home; Adelaide Ferretti, Boarder, W F born May 1899 age 1 S CA-CA-CA.

Mrs. Anges Ferretti1

F
Last Edited28 Jan 2007
     Mrs. Anges Ferretti married an unknown person.

Citations

  1. [S234] Karen Davis, "Karen Davis Research."

Mr. (?) Ferretti1

M
Last Edited19 Jul 2011
     Mr. (?) Ferretti married an unknown person.

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S234] Karen Davis, "Karen Davis Research."
  2. [S2161] Unknown record type, unknown repository address, NARA.

Theodore Grover Wurm1,2

M, b. 5 January 1919, d. 23 February 2004
FatherTheodore F. Wurm1,2 b. 6 Apr 1892, d. 14 Oct 1973
MotherRimah (Grover) Wurm1,2 b. 28 Oct 1896, d. 27 Oct 1967
Bur-RevO
HetchyY
Last Edited10 Sep 2014
     Theodore Grover Wurm was born on 5 January 1919 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California.1,2 He was the son of Theodore F. Wurm and Rimah (Grover) Wurm.1,2 Theodore Grover Wurm died on 23 February 2004 at Oakland, Alameda Co., California, at age 85.1,3
     Theodore Grover Wurm also went by the name of Ted Wurm.

Citations

  1. [S8] SSDI.
  2. [S336] The Chron, 14 Apr 2004, online edition.
  3. [S336] The Chron, 14 Apr 2004, online edition, Ted Wurm - historian of the Western Railroad. by Carl Nolte, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Ted Wurm, a historian who wrote five books on the life and times of Western railroads, has died in Oakland of the infirmities of old age.
    He was 85.
    Mr. Wurm, who died Monday, earned his living as an accountant - he was the office manager for the Tesio Meat Co. in Oakland for more than 30 years -- but his true passions were old railroads and long distance running.
    He was good at both avocations. He was a determined, accomplished and very fast marathon runner and a meticulous historian with a hugh collection of photographs and memorabilia.
    "He was a fount of knowledge" said Fred Runner, a Marin County sound technician and historian.
    Mr. Wurm was good enough to qualify twice for the Boston Marathon and determined enough to run in 13 marathons the year he turned 60.
    "He took first place in his age class in half of them, too." said his daughter, Margaret Ridgway of Ukiah. He ran a 20-mile race in two hours and 20 minutes when he was in his 60s.
    "He would work all day, then go down to the basement and work on his books until 2 in the morning, get up at 6 and go to work. He was a many-faceted man, but running and his history were his life," she said.
    Mr. Wurm's books - some of them written with co-authors - chronicled the Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway, a tourist line that was once world-famous, and the Hetch Hetchy railroad, operated by the city of San Francisco during the construction of the Hetch Hetchy water and power project in the Sierra. He also wrote a book about the obscure Caspar Lumber Co. Railroad in Mendocino County, and two books on his favorite line, the Virginia and Truckee in Nevada.
    The V. & T., as Mr. Wurm was sure to point out, was the epitome of the old-time bonanza railroad. It was built in 1868 to serve Virginia City, the site of the richest silver strikes in history. At its peak, 40 trains a day were operated, including a "Lightning Express" with connections to San Francisco.
    Well into more modern times, the railroad ran trains with equipment of breathtaking antiquity; steam engines that were new when they pulled General Ulysses S. Grant's special train, wooden cars lit by oil lamps, and a colorful right of way through the Nevada sagebrush.
    It was full of lore: Mark Twain rode the Virginia and Truckee, and so had four presidents of the United States, along with generations of silver kings, shady ladies and ordinary miners.
    Much of the V. & T.'s equipment ended up in museums, where it can be seen today. But in Mr. Wurm's youth, it was an operating railroad, a living museum of the old West.
    Best of all, Mr. Wurm's uncle, Jim Savage, was the Line's senior locomotive engineer, and he let young Ted Wurm shine the brass on his elderly locomotive.
    In 1938, Mr. Wurm was allowed to go along with the train crew on the last freight train to Virginia City, and on the way back to the roadhouse in Carson City, he assisted the engineer by blowing the steam whistle for the highway crossings, the sound echoing back from the remains of the famous Comstock Lode mining towns.
    Mr. Wurm remembered that day with pleasure for the rest of his long life and wrote about it in the book "Silver Short Line," which he co-authored with the late Harre W. Demoro, a reporter for the Chronicle.
    His books covered both the corporate history of the railroads and the people who ran them. "It was amazing how he could talk to people and let them tell him their stories," his daughter recalled.
    "He was one of the most excellent historians of the area," said Arthur Lloyd, a veteran railroad executive who knew Mr. Wurm for years.
    "He was a great guy, and he knew his stuff," said Robert Gray, a lifelong friend who revived part of the V. & T. and operates it as a tourist line.
    Theodore Grover Wurm was born in San Francisco in 1919. His father, Theodore F. Wurm, had office jobs for the old Ocean Shore railroad and the Southern Pacific.
    the family had deep roots in the West. His grandfather and grandmother had settled in Carson City, Nev., and Grover Hot Springs (Alpine county) -- now a California state park -- was named for a relative.
    Mr. Wurm attended St. Ignatius High School and the University of San Francisco, where he majored in business (his senior thesis was an analysis of railroad tariffs) and ran on the track team. He was also a member of the Reserve Officers Training Corps, and he received a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1941.
    During world War II, he served with the Eighth Air Force in the Army Air Corps in Britain.
    He later served in the Air Force reserve and retired as a lieutenant colonel. He had a strong sense of social justice: He was a friend of the labor leader Cesar Chavez and helped build a hospital for farmworkers in Visalia (Tulare County).
    He participated in anti-Viet-nam War marches in the 1960's and '70s, and threw his World War II service medals over the fence at People's Park in Berkeley.
    In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his wife, Betty, whom he married in Britain during World War II; a son, Michale of Auburn (Placer County); two other daughters, Elizabeth Woodard of Santa Cruz and Sarah Rossi of San Leandro; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
    A memorial service will be held starting at 1:30 p.m. April 16, at St. Leo's church, Piedmont and Ridgeway avenues, Oakland.

Theodore F. Wurm1

M, b. 6 April 1892, d. 14 October 1973
Last Edited25 May 2011
     Theodore F. Wurm was born in 1892 at Texas; Per One World Family Tree posted at Ancestry.com. Submitter not named. He was born on 6 April 1892 at Texas.2 He married Rimah (Grover) Wurm on 31 December 1916 at Napa, Napa Co., California; Per One World Family Tree posted at Ancestry.com. Submitter not named. Theodore F. Wurm died on 14 October 1973 at San Francisco, California, at age 81.2
     As of 1892, Theodore F. Wurm was also known as Theo Frances Wurm Per One World Family Tree posted at Ancestry.com. Submitter not named.

Family

Rimah (Grover) Wurm b. 28 Oct 1896, d. 27 Oct 1967
Children

Citations

  1. [S336] The Chron, 14 Apr 2004, online edition.
  2. [S335] Unknown compiler.
  3. [S8] SSDI.
  4. [S1] Unknown compiler, MARGARET LOUISE WURM, female born 28 Apr 1927 in San Francisco, ID 1296426. Mother's maidenname GROVER.