FRANCIS HAMILTON WEDEKIND obituary (Chico, CA)
Another obituary from my ggg-Uncle Wedekind's scrapbook. (See my first posting on 7-7-06).
"REMAINS ARE SENT HERE FOR BURIAL"
Funeral services over the remains of F.H. Wedekind, the former Chicoan who died recently in Los Angeles, will be held at the graveside in Chico cemetery at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. M. Slaughter officiating. Services were held in Los Angeles before the remains were sent to Chico.
Francis Hamilton Wedekind passed away January 31 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Theodore Taphom, 522 East Twelfth street, Los Angeles. He was stricken about four years ago with paralysis, from which he never recovered.
Deceased was born September 14, 1834, in Baltimore, Md. At the age of fourteen years he went with his parents to Dubuque, Ia., where later his father located on a ranch twenty miles west of Dubuque.
In May, 1860, during the gold excitement in California, the elder Wedekind disposed of his ranch and equipment with two covered wagons and teams started a six months' journey to California with his wife and ten children. He located in Chico in December, 1860. In 1866 he died in Susanville and in 1903 his widow passed away.
F.H. Wedekind was a carriage painter by trade and carried on a successful business in San Francisco and Sacramento for several years. After the San Francisco fire he moved with his family to Los Angeles, where he resided until his death.
He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Theodore Taphom of Los Angeles and Mrs. Fred Bean of San Francisco; and eight sisters and brothers, who are:Mrs. John Burkett of Chico, Mrs. A. Phelps of Oakland, Mrs. H.W. Crane of Los Angeles, M. Wedekind of Pomona, G.L. Wedekind of Arizona, O.T. Wedekindand W.L. Wedekind of San Francisco and J.F. Wedekind of Chico.