Of Mono Dies
Funeral services for Pat R. Parker, 67, superior judge for Mono county, Calif., will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Bridgeport, Calif. Judge Parker died Monday night in a Santa Barbara hospital. He had been there for the last month receiving treatment for a heart ailment.
Judge Parker was widely known throughout California and western Nevada. When the docket was light in Mono county, he was often assigned to other jurisdictions when judges disqualified themselves or where the calendar became too heavy and another jurist was needed. He presided over many well known criminal and civil cases in California.
Judge Parker is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary White of Berkeley, Calif., and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. S. M. Cohen of Bridgeport and Mrs. Oline Stewart of Tonopah. His wife, Grace, died May 26, 1947.
Mrs. Emma Grace Parker, wife of Superior Judge Pat R. Parker of Mono county, died Monday at her home in Bridgeport, Calif. She had been ill but a brief time.
Mrs. Parker was 66 years old. Survivors include her husband and a sister, Mrs. Samuel Cohen of Bridgeport.
Funeral services will be held at the Parker home in Bridgeport at 2 p.m. Thursday with the O’Brien-Rogers co. of Reno in charge of the arrangements.
Grover B. Hays
Services for Grover B. Hays, managing clerk at Broadway Smoke Shop for 12 years, were held Thursday at Roller & Hapgood Chapel, Palo Alto.
Mr. Hays, 75, died Tuesday at Veterans Administration Hospital, having been admitted the day before. He lived at 1140 Chula Vista, Burlingame.
A native of Bridgeport, Mono County, he had made his home here for 35 years.
Mr. Hays was a member of American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lois Hays of Burlingame, and a brother, Earl R. Hays of Palo Alto.
Internment was at Olivet Cemetery.
Daughter of Pioneer California
Family Dies in Reno
[Maude B. Stewart Cohen]
Maude B. Stewart Cohen, a daughter of an early pioneer family, died Tuesday in a Reno hospital.
She was born at Bridgeport, Calif., April 4, 1878, and had made her home there. She and her husband, Sam Cohen, opened the Leavitt Hotel, built prior to 1880 in Bridgeport. It is still operating.
Mrs. Cohen was a daughter of Charles McCloud Stewart, who moved to the Bridgeport area from Nova Scotia when he was a youngster.
She was a sister of Emma Grace Parker, wife of California Superior Court Judge Pat R. Parker. She also was a sister of John Wesley Stewart who was Nye County state senator at the time of his death.
Her uncle, Michael Stewart, was the first elected sheriff of Mono County, Calif. This was at the time when Aurora, Nev., erroneously was considered the county seat of Mono County.
Another uncle, John Wesley Stewart, owned and operated the Standard Mine during the boom days of Bodie. He also owned one-third of the present Bridgeport Valley, later known as the Boone Ranch.
Her parents at one time owned and operated the old toll house -- also called the Morman Ranch -- on the Bodie Road.
She is survived by her husband, Sam Cohen; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Crocker; a son, A. Wesley Berreysea; a granddaughter, Mrs. Pat Denton; and three great grandchildren, all of Bridgeport.
Funeral services will be held in the Memorial Hall, Bridgeport, Calif., at 2 p.m. Saturday. the Ross-Burke Co. is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Final Rites Set
Maude B. Cohen
Funeral services for Maude B. Stewart Cohen, 85, lifelong resident of Bridgeport, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Mono Memorial Hall in Bridgeport.
Mrs. Cohen passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18 in a Reno hospital following a brief confinement.
She was born April 4, 1878 in Bridgeport. Her father, Charles McCloud Stewart came to Bridgeport from Nova Scotia with his mother, brothers and sisters when he was 16 years of age. He married Emma Lenore Wedertz, daughter of a San Francisco merchant.
Maude was the sister of Emma Grace Parker, wife of the Honorable Judge Pat R. Parker of Mono county superior court, and the sister of the former John Wesley Stewart, state senator of Nye county, Nevada, at the time of his death.
Her uncle, Michael Stewart, was elected the first sheriff of Mono county. This was the time when Aurora, Nevada was considered the county seat of Mono County in error. Another uncle, John Wesley Stewart, owned and operated an apothecary shop and The Standard Mine during the booming days of the now famous ghost town of Bodie, and also owned one third of the present Bridgeport Valley, later known as the Boone Ranch.
Emma and Charles Stewart owned and operated the old toll house on the Bodie road.... the Morman Ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cohen opened the Leavitt Hotel, built prior to 1880, and made it the thriving business it is today in Bridgeport.
Survivors include her husband, Sam Cohen; a son, A. Wesley Berreyesa, and a daughter Grace P. Crocker; a granddaughter, Mrs. Pat Denton and three great grandchildren, all of Bridgeport. Many other relatives and a wide circle of friends also mourn her passing.
Funeral Rites For
Held In Lee Vining
LEE VINING -- Funeral services were held March 27 in the Lee Vining Community Presbyterian Church for Margaret Calhoun, a native pioneer of Mono County, who died March 23.
She was 78.
Rev. Edward Brown conducted the services, which were followed by burial in Mono Lake cemetery.
Mrs. Calhoun was born Margaret Elizabeth Currie on Jan. 14, 1889, at the old J. G. Thompson Ranch on the northwest side of Mono Lake. Her parents, Anna and Charles Currie, were two of the county’s earliest settlers.
Mrs. Calhoun lived in Mono Basin most of her life, receiving much of her education in the first Mono Lake School.
In 1914, she married Henry Clay Calhoun, a young man from Texas. Three children were born to the marriage. Robert Calhoun of Lee Vining, and Barbara Murphey and Virginia Sanderson, both of Reno.
The Calhouns lived in Bishop from 1914-26, but moved to Lee Vining in 1926.
Surviving are her husband, three children, three sisters, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Calhoun was a ruling elder in the Lee Vining Community Presbyterian Church, of which she was a founder and charter member. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge, and held the office of chaplain for many years.
She was also an author, having written many poems and a book, "Pioneers of Mono Basin"
John Irvine of Chico, a former pastor of the Lee Vining church, sang "The Old Rugged Cross," and "All the Way My Savior Leads Me," at the services.
Mrs. J. Thomas Whear, a granddaughter of Mrs. Calhoun, was organist at the funeral services, playing many of her grandmother’s favorite hymns.
Mrs. Julia Stroud
For 11:00 Today
Funeral services for Mrs. Julia A. [Murphey] Stroud, former well known resident of Bridgeport, Calif., and Reno, who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Sharpe in Sacramento, will be held here today.
Services are at 11 a. m. at the Ross-Burke Company home chapel, the Rev. Brewster Adams, clergyman. Internment will be in Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. Stroud is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Luella C. Sharpe of Sacramento and Mrs. Edna Slater of Glendale, Calif., also two grandchildren of Glendale and an aunt, Mrs. Arthur Murphey of Reno.
She was seventy-three years of age and was a native of Bridgeport. Following her residence in Reno she moved with her daughter to Sacramento about eight years ago.
STROUD--In Sacramento, Calif., June 5, 1943, Mrs. Julia A. [Murphey] Stroud, mother of Mrs. Luella C. Sharpe of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Edna Slater of Glendale, Calif.; grandmother of John and Nelle Slater of Glendale, Calif.; aunt of Arthur Murphey of Reno; also survived by two great grandchildren. A native of Bridgeport, Calif.
Friends are invited to attend funeral services Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock at the home chapel of the Ross-Burke company. The Rev. Brewster Adams, clergyman. Interment in the Masonic cemetery.
Illness Is Fatal To Mrs. Stroud
Mrs. Julia A. [Murphey] Stroud, a pioneer resident of Bridgeport and resident of Reno for many years, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Sharpe in Sacramento.
Mrs. Stroud was seventy-three years of age and was born in Bridgeport. Following her residence in Reno she moved with her daughter to Sacramento about eight years ago.
The body has been accompanied to Reno and funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock at the home chapel of the Ross-Burke company, with the Rev. Brewster Adams officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. Stroud is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Luella C. Sharpe of Sacramento and Mrs. Edna Slater of Glendale, Calif. Also surviving ar two grandchildren of Glendale and an aunt, Mrs. Arthur Murphey of Reno.