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CHATTNER - Near Los Gatos, Calif., July 4, 1945, Frederic Schattner, husband
of the late Fredia Schattner, father of Mrs. Elanore Fleming of San Francisco,
Calif and Dr. Alfred and Fred Schattner of New York, N.Y. A native of Austria,
aged 80 years, 5 months and 11 days.
Friends are invited to attend the services today, Friday, July 6, 1945,
at 11 a.m. at The Place Funeral Home, 115 North Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos,
Calif. Interment Oak Hill Memorial Park.
San Jose Mercury Herald, July 6, 1945 Friday, page 14

MARKS - Near Los Gatos, Calif., July 5, 1945, Spillman J. Marks, husband
of the late Esme A. Marks; father of Allison W. Marks, Los Gatos, Calif.;
brother of Arthur L., Thomas J., and Joseph Marks, Reno, Nevada, William
J. Marks, Mrs. Lena Kline and Mrs. Hattie Bradshaw, Virginia City, Nevada;
and Sister-in-law of Miss Ethel M. Shantz, of San Francisco, Calif.; a
native of Gold Hill, Nevada. Aged 63 years, 9 months 1 day. A member of
Richmond Lodge No. 375, F.&A.M., of San Francisco, Calif.
Friends are invited to attend the services Saturday, July 7, 1945, at 2:00
p.m., at The Place Funeral Home, 115 North Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos,
Calif. Cremation private. Services under the auspices of Los Gatos Lodge
No. 292, F.&A.M.
San Jose Mercury Herald, July 6, 1945 Friday, page 14

GREENINGER - Entered into rest, San Jose, June 15, 1945, Adolph J. Greeninger, devoted husband of Ruby C. Greeninger; beloved father of Adolph Joseph and Michael Girard Greeninger, loving brother of Albert Greeninger, Mrs. Dorothy Bell and Edward Greeening, U.S. Army; loving uncle of Marshall Edward Greeninger and James Edward Bell; a native of San Jose, Calif.; age 35 years and 2 months.
      Friends are invited to attend the funeral Monday, June 18, at 8:30 o'clock a.m. from "The Funeral Home" of Curry and Gripenstraw, 48-50 N. Third St., thence to St. Joseph's Church, where requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9 o'clock a.m.
     Rosary will be recited at the above Funeral Home Sunday evening at 8 o'clock.
San Jose Mercury Herald, June 16, 1945, Saturday

GREENINGER - In San Jose, Cal., September 18, 1918, Reuben Greeninger, beloved husband of Rose M. Greeninger, beloved husband of Adolph, Dorothy, Albert and Edward Greeninger, son of the late Adolph and Maggie Greeninger, brother of Mrs. William Koeberle of Los Angeles, a native of San Jose, Cal., aged 38 years, 3 months and 23 days.
Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Wednesday), September 25, 1918, at 9 o'clock a.m. from the "Funeral Home" of Curry & Gripenstraw, 48-50 North Third street, thence to St. Joseph's Church; where a requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30 a.m.  Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.
San Jose Mercury Herald, September 24, 1918, Tuesday, page 10

ACCIDENT PROVES FATAL TO LEWIS GREENINGER
Popular Young Man Dies as Result of Injuries Received Saturday Night Near Gilroy
Lewis Greeninger, one of the members of the firm of A. Greeninger and Sons, the pioneer carriage works of the valley, died shortly after 4 a.m. yesterday at the Belvadere Hospital on North Third street as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident just south of Morgan Hill, on the Monterey road.  Greeninger was one of a party of four consisting besides himself of Eugene Prindiveille, Eugene Cooper and Charles Kenyon.  The machine is a Buick, the property of Cooper, who was at the wheel.  The party was proceeding south toward the ranch of A. Greeninger at a good rate of speed when the machine ran onto a culvert.  One side of the roadway over the culvert is high and on the other there is a rut.  Greeninger was dozing in his seat and the lurch of the machine when the wheels on his side of the auto went into the rut threw him over the side into the roadway.  He was picked up partially stunned but soon recovered sufficiently to be able to assure his companions that he was not badly hurt.  He was, however, taken back immediately to Dr. Clark's sanitarium at Gilroy, where he was treated.  Feeling certain that his injuries would not prove fatal or even serious, the other members of the party then proceeded on to Greeninger's ranch.  On Sunday night they returned to San Jose through Gilroy, and visited the hospital where they found Greeninger apparently on the road to recovery.  He gave some verbal messages to Mr. Kenyon to be delivered to his brother Reuben, in this city, after having asked to be brought back in the automobile with his friends.  This step was not taken for the reason that his friends did not care to risk bringing him home in the machine in such cold weather.
Brought to San Jose
Monday morning Mr. Kenyon received a telephone message from Gilroy to meet an afternoon train as Lewis was returning to San Jose, but Reuben Greeninger, when told, decided to go to Gilroy in a machine to bring the injured man home.  This was done and he was taken immediately to the Belvedere Hospital.  Mr. Kenyon visited him there on Monday and found him delirious and was told that he had been so practically ever since his return.
Dr. Brown attended him here.  His skull between the temples was fractured and he had sustained internal injuries.
A particularly sad feature of the case is that both A. Greening, father of the young man, and the mother, are seriously ill at their home at the corner of Orchard and Balbach streets, and that the news of the death of their son may proved a serious shock to either of them.
Kenyon's Statement
Charles Kenyon, who was occupying the rear seat of the automobile with Greeninger when the accident occurred is with the other members of the party, almost beside himself with grief over the tragedy.  He made a statement to the Mercury yesterday describing the accident.  He said: "We were going to the elder Greeninger's ranch on the Watsonville road south of Madrone and struck a culvert which is high on one side with a chuck-hole in the other.  Lew was dozing in his seat and the shock threw him over the side.  We tried to grab his clothing but all of us failed.  We were on a quail hunt and had our guns and ammunition in the bottom of the auto raising the flooring on which our feet rested and making it more difficult for one to hold a position in the car when the jolt came.  Lew struck on his head, but when we picked him up seemed to rally from a temporary stunning and told us that he was all right.  He was bleeding profusely, however, about his head and we decided the best t!
hing to do was to take him back to Gilroy as quickly as possible.  There we left him at Dr. Clark's sanitarium and when it appeared that he would not prove badly hurt we continued on to the ranch and returned Sunday night.  He gave me some messages for Reuben and then we came on to San Jose.  Monday I received a message from the hospital to meet him at the train as he was coming home and late Rube told me that he would go down and bring his brother home in a machine.
"This was done and they took him to the Belvadere Hospital where I saw him Monday and where he quickly went into delirium after having recognized me.  He asked him how I was and then seemed to lose his head.  I asked how long he had been delirious and was told ever since he had been brought home."
The dead man is exceptionally well known in San Jose, having lived here all his life.  He was a member of Garden City Parlor, Native Sons.
The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9:30 from the home, 496 Orchard street, thence to St. Joseph's Church.

GREENINGER - In San Jose, October 13, 1909, Lewis M. Greeninger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Greeninger, brother of Mrs. William Koeberle of Los Angeles and Reuben Greeninger of San Jose, a native of San Jose, Cal., aged 32 years, 1 month and 11 days.
Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Friday), October 15, 1909, at 9:30 o'clock a.m. from the family residence, 496 Orchard street, thence to St. Joseph's Church, where mass will be said commencing at 10 a.m.  Interment at Oak Hill.

San Jose Daily Mercury, October 14, 1909, Thursday
NATIVE SONS PAY MARKED TRIBUTE TO L. GREENINGER
Large Number of Members of the Order Attend Services at St. Joseph's
Decedent Was Victim of Auto Accident Near Gilroy Saturday Night
The funeral of Lewis M. Greeninger, who died at the Belvedere Hospital here as the result of a regrettable auto accident near Gilroy on Saturday night, was held from the family residence yesterday morning at 9:30.  There was a large attendance of sorrowing friends of decedent and the family and the Native Sons paid a marked tribute to the memory of their late brother in the large number of members who formed an escort for the hearse from the home to St. Josephs Church, where a requiem mass was celebrated, and from the church to the cemetery.
The services at the home were brief on account of the health of Mr. and Mrs. A. Greeninger, parents of the dead man.
At 10 o'clock the services began in the church and the Native Sons then escorted the hearse at First and San Salvador streets, where special cars were in waiting to take them to Oak Hill Cemetery.
At the grave simple services were held by members of the clergy of St. Joseph's Church.
A wealth of floral offerings told of the love and esteem in which the late Mr. Greeninger was held in San Jose.  Flowers literally covered the plot of the family in Oak Hill Cemetery, where interment was made.  The funeral cortege was exceptionally large, hundred of acquaintances of decedent following the remains to the cemetery.
The active pall bearers were Charles Kenyon, William Moore, Barney Kell, Louis Dosse, Arthur Murphy and George K. Edwards.  The honorary pall-bearers were all members of Garden City parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West, with which the late Mr. Greeninger was affiliated.  They were W.J. Benson, Fred M. Stern, W.H. Carmichael, Ed Wiabel, T.F. Sourisseau, and W.H. McComas.
Decedent leaves to mourn his loss his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Greeninger, a sister, Mrs. William Koeberle of Los Angeles, and a brother, Reuben Greening of San Jose.  He was 32 years of age and a native of this city.
Business was stilled at most of the offices of the City Hall yesterday morning.  Mayor and Councilmen and heads of various departments attending the funeral as a mark of esteem both to decedent and his father.
San Jose Daily Mercury, October 16, 1909, Saturday

WEBB, Sidney J. - In San Jose, CA., August 24, 1987.  Beloved husband of Alice Webb.  Loving father of LaVerne Hardenburgh and LaVilla Calhoun.  Dear grandfather of two.  Sydney Hardenburgh and Jeff Calhoun.  Employed by Sunshine Biscuit Co. for forty years.  A member of Masonic Lodge No. 210 and the High Twelve.  A native of Oregon.  Aged 80 years.
Services have been held.  Private inurnment Oak Hill Memorial Park under the direction of OAK HILL FUNERAL HOME.
San Jose Mercury News, August 29, 1987, Saturday, page 6B

Funeral Services Set Tomorrow For Ernest Held
Funeral services for the late Ernest R. Held, 62, of 1157 Singletary avenue, resident of San Jose for 24 years, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Roger Darling chapel, with the Reverend Darling officiating.
In failing health for two years, Held was taken to San Jose hospital Wednesday and died there Friday night of bronchial pneumonia and complications.
Held was born in Oakland and came to San Jose in 1916.  Known to a wide circle of valley businessmen as "Heine" Held, he represented the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet company in this district for nearly 28 years.  He retired two years ago because of ill health.
Held leaves a wife, Mrs. Alice Scott Held; two sons, Scott Held of San Francisco, former well known orchestra leader now affiliated with United Airlines, and Creston Held of San Jose, and a sister, Miss Doris Schneider of Oakland.
Burial will be made in Oak Hill Memorial park.

HELD - In San Jose, Calif., April 5, 1940, Ernest Reeves Held, beloved husband of Alice Scott Held; devoted father of Creston Ernest and Scott Reeves Held, San Jose, and brother of Mrs. Dora Schneider, Oakland; a native of Oakland, aged 62 years.
Friends are invited to attend the services Monday, April 8, 1940, at 2 o'clock p.m. from the Roger Darling Garden Chapel, 471 East Santa Clara Street, near Tenth, thence to oak Hill Memorial Park for interment.
San Jose Mercury Herald, April 7, 1940, Sunday

SMITH - In San Jose, Calif., April 6, 1940, Alice Sepeda Smith, loving mother of Louis, Charles, and Arthur Sepeda and Daniel and Antone Smith of San Jose, beloved sister of Charles Cavalli of San Jose, Della Fuentes of Modesto and the late Angelo, Florence and Rebecca Cavalli and Elizabeth Fisher and Lola Kraenburg; a native of San Jose, California; aged 60 years, 11 months, 19 days.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Monday), April 8, 1940 at 8:30 a.m. from the Chapel of Dengri-Geoffroy-Origlia, Second and San Carlos streets, thence to St. Joseph's church, Market and San Fernando streets, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul commencing at 9 o'clock, thence to Calvary Cemetery.
Parking is provided at all times at Gillmore Station, Third and San Carlos streets.
The Rosary will be recited at the above Chapel this (Sunday) evening at 8 o'clock to which friends are cordially invited.
San Jose Mercury Herald, April 7, 1940, Sunday, page 34

THOMPSON - Entered into rest, San Jose, Calif., April 5, 1940, Millie Thompson, devoted wife of the late John B. Thompson; loving mother of Myron C. Thompson; beloved sister of Mrs. E.N. Ellsworth and Will and Dick Thompson and the late Mrs. Sadie Kelly; beloved aunt of Mrs. O. Nicholson; a native of Indiana.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral Monday, April 8, 1940 at 2 o'clock p.m. from the "Funeral Home: of Curry & Gripenstraw, 48-50 North Third Street.  Interment private.
Funeral parking provided.
San Jose Mercury Herald, April 7, 1940, Sunday, page 34

WILDER - In San Jose,  Calif., April 6, 1940, Olive Perrin Wilder, beloved wife of Floyd E. Wilder, loving mother of Grace Wilder Mason, Ripon, Calif., and the late Lucile Wilder Brennon, sister of E.K. Perrin, Custer, Mont., grandmother of Nancy Marilyn and Don Allen Mason; a native of Amboy, Minn., aged 59 years, 11 months, 27 days.
Funeral notice later.
Friends may call at the Chapel of Amos O. Williams Co., East Santa Clara Street at Eighth.
San Jose Mercury Herald, April 7, 1940, Sunday, page 34

ANDERSON (Neifer) - In Pinole, Cal., November 3, 1929, Regina Maria Anderson (Neifer), devoted wife of Nels Anderson; charter member of Hertha Lodge No. 7 O.D.H.S.S.; member of Ex-Presidents Club, No. 1. S.F., Order of O.D.H.S. and Webster Circle No. 193, Companions of the Forest, a native of Germany, aged 81 years, 5 months and 17 days.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral today (Wednesday), November 6, 1929, at 8:30 a.m. from the parlors of Curry & Gripenstraw, 48-50 North Third street, thence to St. Mary's Church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 a.m.
San Jose Mercury Herald, November 6, 1929, Wednesday, page 26

MOSS - In San Jose, Cal., November 3, 1929, George H. Moss, devoted husband of the late Josephine H. Moss and beloved brother of M.M. Moss, Lewis, New York; Mrs. Eugenia Glidden, New York City, and L.M. Moss, Waterloo, Iowa, a native of New York, aged 74 years.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral today (Wednesday), November 6, 1929, at 2 o'clock p.m. from the Funeral Chapel of Roger Darling, 172 West San Carlos street.  Interment Oak Hill.
San Jose Mercury Herald, November 6, 1929, Wednesday, page 26

MARTIN - In San Jose, Calif., November  (3 or 5), 1929, Gilbert Luke Martin, beloved father of Charles W. Martin, Mrs. Alice Johns of Rochester, Michigan, and Mrs. Florence Bastedo of Santa Cruz, a native of Lapeer, Michigan, aged 74 years.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. from San Jose Undertaking Co. (Grummer & Boulware), No. 276 South Second street.  Interment Oak Hill.
San Jose Mercury Herald, November 6, 1929, Wednesday, page 26

SEARING - In San Jose, Cal., November 5, 1929, Henry A. Searing, dearly beloved father of Mrs. Laura S. McMillan of San Jose, Mrs. M.M. Little of Jacksonville, Fla.; Lawrence S. Searing of Kansas City, Mo.; Ernest H. Searing of Long Beach, Cal.; loving grandfather of Sherman A. and Eula L. McMillan of San Jose and Mrs. Paul J. Butler of Santa Ana, Cal.; a native of Kansas, aged 76 years and 3 months.
Friends may call at the modern funeral parlors of Thomas Monahan, 174 West San Carlos street.
Notice of funeral later.
San Jose Mercury Herald, November 6, 1929, Wednesday, page 26

SCOTT - At Palo Alto, Cal., Nov. 4, William Morgan Scott, beloved husband of Emma J. Scott, father of Marvin, Millard, Lynn and Bethyl Scott and Mrs. Perry Hopper, brother of Mrs. Alice Scott Held, Mrs. Elizabeth Cline, Mrs. Anna Robertson and Mrs. Patience Ingalls and brother of Thomas, Rees, Charles, John and Winfield Scott.
Funeral Thursday, November 7, at 2 p.m. from the Tinney Funeral Home, 265 Lytton, Palo Alto, Cal.  Interment Alta Mesa cemetery.
San Jose Mercury Herald, November 6, 1929, Wednesday, page 26

CANNON - In San Jose, Calif., November 4, 1929, Albert Cannon, son of James Cannon of Hollister, California, a member of Forbestown Lodge, No. 50, F.&A.M., of California, aged 48 years.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Thursday), November 7, 1929, at 3 o'clock p.m. at parlors of San Jose Undertaking Co. (Grummer & Boulware), No. 276 South Second street, under auspices of Fraternity Lodge, No. 299, F.&A.M.  Interment Oak Hill.
San Jose Mercury Herald, November 6, 1929, Wednesday, page 26

SCHWARTZ - In San Jose, Cal., November 4, 1929, Frank A., beloved husband of Anna M. Schwartz, loving father of Mrs. E.J. Jayet, Elvera, Hilma, Malcolm and Carl Schwartz; grandfather of Marceille and Jackie Jayet and James Schwartz; brother of Mrs. E. Bostrom of San Francisco and Mrs. C. Peterson of Illinois, a native of Sweden, aged 72 years, 8 (or 3) months and 18 (or 13) days.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral today (Wednesday), November 6, 1929, at 1:30 o'clock p.m. from the chapel of Hocking & Williams, East Santa Clara street at Eighth under the auspices of Garden City Lodge, No. 142 I.O.O.F.  Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.
San Jose Mercury Herald, November 6, 1929, Wednesday, page 26

Rites Today for R.P. Peek, Heart Victim, 39
Masonic rites will be held today for Richard P. Peek, 39, who died Saturday of an apparent heart attack in the parking lot of Spartan Stadium where he had been attending a football game.
Peek, a native of Sacramento, was a material control supervisor for United Technology Center.
A resident of San Jose for seven years, Peek was a member of the Alum Rock Little League and manager of the Raiders in the Police Athletic League.
He also belonged to the YMCA Indian Guides, was associated with Boy Scout Troop 13 and was a member of Jarman Lodge No. 669, F&AM, and the Bay Area Management Human Factors Society.
He was an associate guardian of Bethel Lodge 129, International Order of Job's Daughters.
He is survived by his widow, Carole Peek of San Jose; two sons, Jeffrey and Dennis Peek, two daughters, Kathleen and Lynnda Peek; his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Nitschke of Sacramento; three brothers, and a step-daughter, Linda Shelton of San Jose.
Services today at 3 p.m. in Oak Hill Mortuary's Chapel of the Oaks with Rev. John Corson officiating.
Interment will be held in Sacramento.

PEEK - In San Jose, Dec. 1, 1973, Mr. Richard Peek loving husband of Mrs. Carole Peek of San Jose.  Loving father of Kathleen, Jeffrey, Dennis and Lynnda Peek.  Dear son of Mrs. Dorothy Nitschke of Sacramento.  Brother of Mr. Fleming E. Peek, Jr., Robert A. Nitschke and Kenneth E. Nitschke, all of Sacramento.  Brother-in-law of Joan Lewis and George D. Stewart.  Survived also by numerous neices and nephews.  A member of Lompoc Lodge No. 262 F&AM and Associate Guardian of Bethel No. 129 International Order of Job's Daughters.  Contributions to Bethel Lodge No. 129, International Order of Jobs' Daughters, 272 S. First St., San Jose preferred.  A native of Sacramento, aged 39 years.
Funeral services Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1973 at 3 p.m. from Oak Hill Mortuary's Chapel of the Oaks, 300 Courtner Ave.  Rev. John Corson officiating and under the auspices of the masonic lodge.  Interment Oak Hill Memorial Park.
San Jose Mercury, December 4, 1973, Tuesday, page 31

FRANCIS - In Santa Cruz, Cal. April 24 1928. Charles H. Francis, beloved husband of Emma L. Francis of Los Gatos and loving father of Fred L. and Walter C. Francis of Santa Cruz, Cal, a native of Davenport, Iowa, aged 62 years, 10 months and 20 days.
    Friends are invited to attend the funeral today (Saturday) April 28, 1928, at 3:30 p.m. from The Place Funeral Home, North 115 Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, California.
Interment Los Gatos Cemetary.

Obituary in a Los Gatos paper:
CHARLES H. FRANCIS DIES IN SANTA CRUZ
Funeral services for the late Charles Henry Francis, 62 years old, who dies in Santa Cruz on April 26, were conducted at the Place Funeral Home at 3:30 Saturday by Rev. Henry H. Winter and grave-side services sere conducted by the Auxiliary of the Modern Woodmen of America, at the Los Gatos Cemetery.
  Pall bearers were C. A. White, C. H. Allbright, F. O. Bowman, H.O. Wylie, E. R. Haller and H. W. Lapum.  Mrs. L. G. Case sang "Lead Kindly Light" and "Gathering Home" and Mrs. C. P. Baird was Organist.
  The deceased has resided here about 26 years and was husband of Emma L. Francis of Los Gatos and father of Fred L. and Walter C. Francis of Santa Cruz.  He was a native of Davenport, Ia.

KIBBEE, Roy C. - In Palo Alto, May 7, 1976, Roy C. Kibbee; beloved husband of Mary Kibbee of San Mateo; beloved father of Roy S. Kibbee of Bermuda Dunes, Calif., and Mrs. Jean Bullard of Oklahoma; brother of the late actor comedian Guy Kibbee and the late Wallace Kibbee ; also survived by seven grandchildren and 10 grandchildren; a native of Boswell, New Mexico.
Memorial services will be conducted Thursday, May 13, 1976, at 2 p.m. at the Wayside Chapel of Patterson & O'Connell, 1311 El Camino Real, San Mateo.  Contributions may be made to your favorite charity.  Interment was private.
San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle, May 9, 1976, page B-7

From the San Jose Mercury
Friday, March 11, 1977
PAPENHAUSEN, Dale V. - In Santa Clara, Calif. March 9, 1977, Mr. Dale V. Papenhausen beloved husband of Mrs. Janet Papenhausen of Santa Clara, loving father of Mrs. Glee Huenergardt and Mr. Mark Papenhausen both of San Jose, Mrs. Maria Biagini and Matt Papenhausen both of Santa Clara.  Loving grandfather of 4 grandchildren.  Loving brother of 3 brothers and 1 sister.  A member of the San Jose Real Estate Board.  Engineer of Lockheed Missiles and Space.  A native of Kansas, age 59 years.
Friends are invited to attend memorial services Sat., March 12, 1977 at 4 p.m. from the Santa Clara United Methodist Church, 1700 Lincoln St., S.C.  Friends may call at the Santa Clara Funeral Home, 1000 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara Friday MArch 11, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Contributions to American Cancer Society preferred.
(Ed. note: Mr. Papenhausen was born March 5, 1918, per the California Death Index)


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