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Babbitt, Horace Edwin 
1846 IL-5 July 1914
Co. E, 8 CA Inf.
Rose Memorial Park, Fort Bragg

THE PASSING OF AN OLD TIMER – Horace E. Babbitt, an old timer on this coast, died here Monday. He was found lying in the street in the southeast quarters of town early Sunday by Nightwatchman Stokes, who thought he was intoxicated and locked him up. Later in the day he became unconscious and was taken to the hospital, where it was discovered that his skull was fractured.The coroners rendered a verdict to the effect that death was caused by a fractured skull, due to a blow or fall.
Deceased was 68 years old, a native of Kansas and had resided here for over 25 years. Fort Bragg Advocate, 8 July 1914, p. 1, c. 5.
 
Badgerow, Weston 
ca. 1833-14 May 1899
Cpl., Co. H, 10 IL Cav.
Russain River Cemetery, Ukiah (GAR plot)
Pension No. 700,445

Weston Badgereau, for the past ten years a resident of this county, died at his home on Pine ridge Sunday evening last aged 66 years. The deceased was a native of New York state, and was a veteran of the civil war. He was a member of the local post of the grand army of the republic and leaves a wife to mourn his death. Ukiah Republican Press 19 May 1899.
 
Bailey, Alexander Sheridan 
5 October 1841-4 April 1920
Co. C, 1 WV Lt. Art.
Russian River Cemetery, Ukiah (J-12, Lot 2)
Pension No. 904,860

TAPS SOUND FOR CIVIL WAR VETERAN – Alexander S. Baily and J. E. Glazier were gallant soldiers in the Civil War and they fought shoulder to shoulder in many a thrilling battle. Tuesday at the local cemetery Mr. Glazier was called upon to perform a duty far more trying than the hardships of warfare and there was not a dry eye in the assemblage when the silver-haired veteran bowed his head and offered a prayer over the body of his departed comrade.Mr. Baily died Sunday at the age of 79 years, after an illness of lingering duration. The funeral was held under the auspices of Ukiah lodge of Odd Fellows and services were held at the grave.Born in Martinsville, Ohio, on October 5, 1841, where he received his early education, Mr. Baily enlisted in the West Virginia infantry at the outbreak of the Civil War. After serving six months in the infantry he was transferred to Battery C, Company I of the west Virginia Light Artillery, in which he served for the duration of the war. He was an active participant in many battles.He came west in 1871 and after a tour of the Pacific Coast settled in San Francisco in 1877. Several years later he came to Ukiah and had made his home here since that time.He was a good soldier and a good citizen and many friends here extend sympathy to the bereaved widow, Mrs. Lorenza E. Baily, and the surviving son, Harry Baily of Melrose. Ukiah Republican Press 9 April 1920.

1910 U.S. census, Mendocino County, California, population schedule, UkiahTownship, ED 70, p. 370-B, sheet 8, dwelling 175, family 175, Alexander S. Bailey; NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 88. Union Army
 
Barrick, Albert 
1831 MD-15 June 1899
Co. F, 73 IL Inf.
Russian River Cemetery, Ukiah

Mr. A. Barrack, father of Charles W. Barrack, died yesterday and will be buried to-day. Mendocino Dispatch Democrat, 16 June 1899, p. 11, c. 3.
 
Bartlett, Charles 
18 October 1834 TN-28 March 1920 (Confederate)
Co. D, Wood’s Regt. Cav.
Russian River Cemetery, Ukiah (Y-4, Lot 2, NE)

PIONEER SETTLER PASSES AWAY AT FAMILY HOME – Charles Bartlett, one of the oldest and best known 
pioneers of this district, passed away at the family home in this city Sunday evening, aged 65 years, 5 months and 10 days.
Born in Overton county, Tennessee, he spent his earlier years in that state and in the state of Missouri, where his parents took up their residence when he was but a boy. When the Civil War broke out, he cast his lot with the south, and served with honor and distinction as a soldier of the Confederacy until he was forced to return home on account of broken health. On his return home he found conditions so deplorable that he decided to move westward. He spent a year in Nevada, and the next year came to Sonoma county. In 1867 he came to Mendocino county and settled on what is known as the Bartlett estate, on a part of which the town of Talmage and the Mendocino State Hospital is now located.In 1872 he married Miss Mary A. Phagan, who now survives him, along with two brothers, Zachariah and Clabe Bartlett, and two sisters Miss Elizabeth Bartlett and Mrs. Henrietta Menke.For fifty years Mr. Bartlett had been actively associated with the business, social and political life 
of the county. Always honest and industrious and an upright citizen whose unselfish life has endeared him to the whole community, it is with the deepest regret and sympathy that we hear of his passing. However, he has left behind him in the hearts of those who will treasure his memory a feeling of love that will never be forgotten.
The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon and the interment was in the local I. O. O. F. cemetery. Dispatch Democrat 2 April 1920. 

Charles Bartlett Dies At Age Of 85 – Charles Bartlett, for more than half a century a resident of the Ukiah valley, who died Sunday at the age of 85 years, was laid to rest in the local cemetery Tuesday.Mr. Bartlett was one of a family of eleven children to cross the palins from Tennessee with his mother, the late Mrs. Margaret Bartlett, and came to this county in 1866. They acquired one of the finest farms in the valley, consisting of 485 acres, a part of which was later given as a site for the Mendocino State Hospital.The surviving relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of many friends of the pioneer, who was active 
in the early development of the community. Ukiah Republican Press 2 April 1920

1860 U.S. census, Vernon County, Missouri, population schedule, Henry township, Little Osage Post Office, p. 118, dwelling 844, family 817, William Bartlett; NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 659.

1870 U.S. census, Mendocino County, California, population schedule, Ukiah township, Ukiah post office, p. 238 (stamped), dwelling 109, family 108, James Bartlett; NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 74.

1880 U.S. census, Mendocino County, California, population schedule, Ukiah township, ED 57, p. 188-D (stamped), dwelling 82, family 83, Charles Bartlett; NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 68.

1900 U.S. census, Mendocino County, California, population schedule, Ukiah City, ED 79, p. 215-A (stamped), sheet 13, dwelling 307, family 318, Charles bartlett; NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 93.

1910 U.S. census, Mendocino County, California, population schedule, Ukiah City, ED 70, p. 363-A (stamped), sheet 7, dwelling 8, family 8, Chas Bartlett; NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 88.

1920 U.S. census, Mendocino County, California, population schedule, Ukiah town, ED 126,p. 262-A (stamped), sheet 5, dwelling 116, family 121, Chas Bartlett; NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 121.
 
Beaumont, Myron Holley
1837-1878
Col., 1 NJ Cav.
Russian River Cemetery, Ukiah (county burial)
 
Bennett, William Mortimer 
June 1832-12 July 1900
QM Sgt., Co. H, 33 IN Inf.
Russian River Cemetery, Ukiah (Q-7, Lot 11, SE)

Death of W. M. Bennett. – Mr. Wm. M. Bennett died at his residence a mile south of Ukiah, Thursday morning. The funeral takes place today at 11 o’clock A. M. The funeral service at the residence, Rev. H. J. Winsor officiating. Deceased was born 
in Franklin Co., Indiana and came here ten years ago. Dispatch Democrat 13 July 1900.

1900 U.S. census, Mendocino County, California, population schedule, Ukiah Township, ED 76, p. 145-B (stamped), sheet 3, dwelling 64, family 64, William N Bennet; NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 88.
 
Benton, Theodore Henry 
3 Jun 1845 OH-30 Nov 1877
Co. C, 88 OH Inf.
Russian River Cemetery, Ukiah (S-5, Lot 10)

1870 U.S. census, Mendocino County, California, population schedule, Ukiah Township, p. 233, dwelling 15, family 15, T.H. Benton; NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 74.
 
Binkley, Frederick 
ca. 1834-3 June 1919
Co. H, 2 MI Cav.
Rose Memorial Park, Fort Bragg

VETERAN PASSES – Fred Binkley, a highly esteemed citizen and a veteran of the Civil War, passed away at his home in Ft. Bragg last evening. He was 75 years old and had been on this coast for the last twelve years. Prior to coming here he made 
his home with Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Devilbiss of Rockport. Fort Bragg Advocate News 4 June 1919.
 
Blair, Jasper Witt 
ca. 1842-31 May 1926
Co. G, 18 NY Inf.
Odd Fellows Cemetery, Point Arena
Pension No. 1,148,949

1910 U.S. census, Mendocino County, California, population schedule, Arena Township, ED 56, p. 39-B, dwelling 103, family 103, Jaspar W Blair; NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 88. Union Army
 
Blake, George Bradford 
1849-7 July 1908
Co. B, 42 MA Inf.
Evergreen Cemetery, Mendocino
Pension No. 902,994

DIED IN SAN FRANCISCO – GeorgeBradford Blake died in San Francisco 7 July 1908.For some time past Mr. Blake’s health was not the best. About two months ago, after a short visit to this place, he decided to try the climate at Santa Cruz, 
stopping over in San Francisco, he was taken sick. His daughter, Mrs. C. W. Mathews, left him about ten days before his death slowly improving as she thought and planning on coming back to Fort Bragg in two or three weeks. Tuesday of last week she received a message that he was not so well and immediately telegraphed her brother to go to the city at once. Before he reached there Mr. Blake had passed away. The immediate cause of his death was hemorrhage of the stomach.
Mr. Blake was born in Foxboro, Massachusetts, 63 years ago. He married a Miss Fitzgerald of Campello, Mass. This wife died, and he married Miss Mattie Jones of Joppa, Mass. Still fresh in the memory of many is the tragic death of this wife. He 
was married a third time. This wife survives him also five children[:] Mrs. J. Emerick of Mendocino, Mrs. Carrie Mathews of Fort Bragg, Bradford Blake, Humboldt county, Mrs. Edith Avillah of Oakland, and Mrs. Frank Fritsche of Keeler. Fort Bragg Advocate, 15 July 1908, p. 3, c. 3.
 
Brayton, Durlin Lee 
1835 NY-19 Jan 1898
Corp., 11 MN Inf.
Evergreen Cemetery, Mendocino
Pension No. 478,974

Heart failure was the cause of the death of D. L. Brayton, which occurred last Wednesday evening at Mendocino. Deceased served in the civil war with honor, coming to this coast in 1875, locating in Mendocino City. He was a member of the 
A. O. U. W., also the Presbyterian Church. Fort Bragg Advocate, 26 Januray 1898, p. 3, c. 5.
 
Burroughs, Hiram 
1829-16 December 1891
Sgt., Co. K, 14 WI Inf.
Odd Fellows Cemetery, Point Arena
Pension No. 371,511

WE regret to learn of the death of Hiram Burroughs at Stockton on Wednesday of last week. Deceased had recently left point Arena where he was respected by all. Mendocino Beacon, 26 December 1891, p. 3, c. 2.

1870 U.S. census, Columbia County, Wisconsin, population schedule, Lodi, p. 186 (stamped), dwelling 250, family 250, Hiam Burroughs; NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1706.

1880 U.S. census, Mendocino County, California, population schedule, Arena Township, ED 65, p. 296-C (stamped), dwelling 33, family 38, Hiram Burroughs; NARA microfilm 
publication T9, roll 68.
 
Byrnes, Michael Jerome 
29 September 1841-11 August 1902
Sgt., Co. E, Mountaineer Battl’n CA Inf.
Little River Cemetery
Pension No. 557,004

RALPH R. BYRNES. – ...The Byrnes family was founded in California by Michael J. Byrnes, a native of Boston, Mass., and a western pioneer of 1862. After years of identification with the farming interests of Humboldt county he came to Mendocino county in 1880 and settled near the coast, where he worked in the lumber mills and in the woods near Little River and Mendocino. For twenty years he served as constable and as deputy sheriff of the county, and until his death in 1902 he was 
closely identified with public enterprises, giving to his adopted community the benefit of a progressive citizenship. Fraternally he was connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. By his marriage to Mary Hite, a native of Virginia, he became the father of five children, namely: John, Grace, Ralph R., Miles J. and Dorothy... (Aurelius O. Carpenter and Percy H. Millberry, History of Mendocino and Lake Counties, California... [Los Angeles, Cal.: Historic Record Co., 1914], 300.)

After a long illness, M. J. Byrnes, an old coaster, died at his home at Mendocino on Monday of last week. Deceased was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1840, coming to this county in the 60's. The funeral took place at Little River last Wednesday under the auspices of Stellar Lodge, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Fort Bragg Advocate, 20 August 1902, p. 3, c. 3.

1880 U.S. census, Humboldt County, California, population schedule, South Fork precinct, ED 47, p. 481-A (stamped), dwelling 58, family 61, Michael J. Byrnes; NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 66.

1900 U.S. census, Mendocino County, California, population schedule, Big River precinct, ED 68, p. 59-A (stamped), sheet 6, dwelling 136, family 136, Michael J Byrnes; NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 93.