GEORGE FRANCIS WEDEKIND obituary (Chico, CA)
Another obituary from Marcellus "Bud" Wedekind's scrapbook:
"PASSING OF A YOUNG MAN"
GEORGE FRANCIS WEDEKIND CALLED HOME
A Promising Young Life Cut Short by the Dread Disease Consumption - Funeral To-morrow.
Although it was not entirely unexpected, the announcement this morning that George Francis Wedekind had passed away caused a feeling of pain to come to the hearts of his many friends in Chico. Loved by all with whom he came in contact, it seems particularly sad that this young life, full of hope and noble aspirations, should be cut short just at the beginning of a most promising manhood.
Deceased was born near Chico on April 18, 1875, being the only son of Mr. And Mrs. F.H. Wedekind.
While Frank was but an infant the family moved into Chico where they resided until about eleven years ago, when they removed to San Francisco. Frank was a particularly bright child, and was a general favorite among his playmates here. After the family removed to San Francisco he attended school for a short time, then being ambitious to earn his own way, secured a position in the White House, where he remained, a faithful and trusted employee until last March, when the ravages of the dread consumption began to make rapid inroads upon his frail body, and the family physician ordered him to leave the damp climate of San Francisco. Accordingly in May last he, with his mother, from who he could not bear to be parted, came to Chico in the hope that he would be benefited by the change. Since that time he has been stopping at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Burkett, and during the first two weeks he seemed to improved. But the improvement was only temporary, and he again began sinking rapidly.
Last evening, however, he sat at the table with the family, and partook of this supper with apparent relish. But soon after the meal had been completeld he returned to his room, and in a very few moments it was apparent to the grief-stricken relatives that the end was near. He remained conscious until about 10 o'clock, when he peacefully passed into that sleep from which he will awake on the other shore.
Deceased leaves, besides his mother and father, three sisters - Mrs. George W. Maxon of San Francisco, Mrs. L. Johnson of Yreka and Mrs. F.W. Bean of San Francisco.
The funeral will take place to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John Burkett, on Flume street, between Second and Third.