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McPherrin- At Lytton Springs, Sonoma County, Dec 12, 1894, W. H. McPherrin, a native of Illinois, aged 52 years. The remains will arrive here on the Knight's Landing train tonight Marysville Daily democrat Monday Evening December 17, 1894.

Funeral of W. H. McPherrin.
The funeral of the late W. H. McPherrin took place from the N.E. Church at Sutter City yesterday afternoon at 11 o'clock. despite the threatening weather a large concourse of the friends of the deceased attended the services which were presided over by Rev. Mr. M. Kinzie, who also officiated at the Sutter City cemetery. The following gentlemen served as pall bearers; O. W. Moon, Joseph Girdner, Eli Davis, W. M. Wadsworth, Irwin Griffith and C. H. Pease

Marysville Daily Democrat Friday Evening December 14, 1894

Death Summons W. H. McPherrin
William Henry McPherrin the third to bear that name died last night at his home in Sutter City after a long illness. His father was William Henry McPherrin pioneer who came overland to California when a boy of 17 where his own father homesteaded lands at Sutter City later a part of which became College Park addition His father was one of the builders of the town. McPherrin was born two blocks from the spot where he lived all of his life. He had been an almond orchardist for a half century as well as in Sutter County. Celebrated Golden Wedding Date.

In his youth McPherrin made a trip to the old home in Illinois with his parents and the family going by immigrant train. On April 20, 1892 he was married to Authalena Fox member of another pioneer family of Sutter County, the two having been schoolmates at an early age. They have celebrated their golden wedding in 1942 when more 300 friends called at the reception held in their home at Sutter City. He was a member of Enterprise Lodge No 70, F & A.M. of Yuba City, of Sutter parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West and of Fidelia chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Masonic Rites to be Held
He is survived by his wife, Authalena; son, William H McPherrin Jr., of Marysville and Robert Verne McPherrin of Sutter City; daughters, Mrs Alvera Parker of Yuba City and Mrs Leila Walsh of Oroville and five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday in the Jones funeral home under the auspices of Enterprise lodge F and A.M. of Yuba City. Interment will follow in Sutter City Cemetery which was at one time part of the McPherrin ranch.

Appeal Democrat Dec 18, 1946

Transcribed and submitted by April Hennes, Jul 2013