William Worthington Lassengree Smith Died: 11 June 1893, anderson, Shasta, CA Source: LewisWaltonfamily tree, ancestry.com
There is a new obituary volunteer for Shasta Co. His/her contact info can be found at www.gengathering.com. You do need to create a user ID and password to enter this web site but access to the volunteer info IS free.
Maybe he/she will be able to find an obituary.
Another idea is to contact the Shasta County Clerk Recorder, www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/recorder_index/death_certs.aspx and ask if they have death records that old. His parents names MIGHT be on his death record. Successful Searching!