Westwood Independent 1917 – 1919

Westwood Independent
Westwood, Lassen County, California
Obituary Index for 1917-1919

Westwood, located 25 miles east of Susanville, the Lassen County seat, was established in 1912, though it would take two years before the majority of the town was constructed.   Westwood began as the Company town of the Red River Lumber Company.   In 1944 Red River sold its mill and town to the Fruit Growers Supply Company.   In 1956, Fruit Growers closed the mill and sold the townsite.

The Westwood Independent was the town’s first newspaper, and made its debut on July 4, 1917.   The last issue available was that of December 30, 1919.   The paper suspended operations in early 1920 and in May 1920 it was succeeded by the Westwood Sugar Pine.

*Denotes death of a resident, former resident or relative of a Westwood resident occurred outside of Lassen County.

This index was compiled by Tim I. Purdy.

-A-
Allen, Frank aka Felix Allings – 19 August 1919 1;2
Allings, Felix aka Frank Allen – 19 August 1919 1;2

-B-
Baker, A.I. infant daughter – 29 April 1919 1;3
Benoist, Emma (Abacherli) – 19 November 1918 1;5
Blevin, Mrs. E. – 9 April 1918 1;6*
Bowen, William – 3 June 1919 1;4 * 17 June 1;1
Breton, Adolph – 22 October 1918 1;6
Brunhouse, Frederick – 19 March 1918 1;6
Brunk, Shirley – 8 October 1918 1;4
Bullock, Irving – 11 November 1919 8;2*
Burns, T. – 12 November 1918 1;4*

-C-
Campbell, Hazzard – 8 September 1917 8;2 & 15 September 1917 1;5* (Drowned in Lake Almanor)
Cassayre, Henry – 16 December 1919 1;1*
Cassell, Jack – 2 September 1919 1;4*
Cavana, John J. – 22 October 1917 1;4
Charvo, A.L. – 2 September 1919 1;4*
Clair, Frank – 23 October 1917 10;3
Clark, Florence – 4 February 1919 1;1
Costa, Frank – 26 November 1918 8;1
Countryman, Hugh – 1 April 1919 1;4
Cramer, Daniel F. – 7 January 1919 1;5
Curtis, John – 28 January 1919 1;4 (died at Camp 20)
Czech, George – 30 April 1918 1;6
Czeck, George – 17 December 1918 1;2

-D-
Dally, Mike – 14 May 1918 5;1
Davis, A.E. – 5 November 1918 1;5
Davis, Mrs. James H. – 9 April 1918 1;2
Dippel, Irene Esther – 27 May 1919
Donovan, Marie Adele – 16 September 1919 1;6
Dutcher, William – 6 August 1918 1;6
Dutra, Manuel – 19 November 1918 1;4

-E-
Ellena, Guiseppe – 27 August 1918 1;4 & 3 September 1918 1;1*
Emerson, Jennie – 26 November 1918 1;3
Emerson, Willis George – 17 December 1918 1;1*
Engel, Bessie (Brettong) – 1 April 1919 1;3
Erwin, Edwin – 18 December 1917 1;1

-F-
Fairking, Madeline (Herbert) – 1 April 1919 1;3
Fearn, Charles – 21 May 1918 1;4
Feek, William –  11 December 1917 1;5 & 18 December 1917 1;2
Filippi, Carlo – 4 July 1917 1;3
Freeston, R.H. – 16 April 1918 8;4*
Frick, S. – 12 November 1918 8;1

-G-
Gambinni, A. – 29 October 1918 1;6
Garazeinta, Mary – 5 November 1918 8;1
Gionni, Victorio – 26 November 1918 8;1
Gray, Mrs. (mother of Herbert Gray) – 20 May 1919 8;2*

-H-
Hall, George – 12 November 1918 8;1*
Hall, Mary Jane – 8 July 1919 1;5
Hall, William – 12 November 1918 8;1*
Hamilton, John W. – 27 May 1919 1;6*
Hatch, George Davis – 11 November 1919 8;2*
Hawkins, Amanda – 21 January 1919 1;1*
Heller, Mrs. Joseph (Morrow) – 30 September 1919 1;5*
Hernandez. Frank – 23 July 1918 1;2 (died at Camp 18)
Hill, Fred – 12 March 1918 8;1
Hill, James J. – 26 August 1919 1;6 (d. at Camp 18)
Hoagland, Mrs. H.L. – 28 May 1918 1;2
Holliday, Robert – 19 August 1919 1;1*
Hooper, Jimmie – 26 November 1918 8;2
Hooper, Thomas Warren – 12 November 1918 1;2
Hurley, J.H. – 20 August 1918 1;5
Huss, John – 9 July 1918 1;6

-J-
James, Walter – 19 November 1918 8;1
Jesperson, Jim – 18 March 1919 1;6
Jones, William Stewart – 12 November 1918 1;2
Jones, Wilma – 29 October 1918 8;4
Jonny, Victor – 19 November 1918 8;2
Julian, Angel – 30 September 1919 1;1
June, J.M. – 25 December 1917 1;3*

-K-
Kay, Sadie (Dippel) – 21 January 1919 1;3
Kelly, Charles – 9 September 1919 1;1 – (died at Camp 22)
Kelly, George – 15 September 1917 8;3*
Kent, Elsie – 11 March 1919 1;1
King, Richard V. – 14 May 1918 5;1
Knudsen, Mary Edna – 7 January 1919 1;1
-L-
Landis, Russell O. – 1 January 1918 8;3
Luces, Mrs. Henry (nee Morford) – 14 May 1918 1;6
Lunt, Orlin L. – 27 August 1918 1;1

-M-
Mabee, Allie Ware – 2 December 1919 1;3*
MacLaren, Mrs. J.J. – 7 January 1919 1;5*
Maxwell, O.H. – 9 July 1918 1;4
May, Carrie – 12 August 1919 8;2*
McCully, Joseph Henry – 5 November 1918 1;4
McEnernery, Arthur – 15 April 1919 1;5
McKay, Thad – 15 October 1918 1;3
McKea, Clyde – 30 July 1918 1;5 & 20 August 1918 1;3-4*
McKea, Mabel – 29 October 1918 1;6
Meikle, David – 30 October 1917 1;4
Milani, John infant son – 30 September 1919 1;5
Miley, Pete – 18 December 1917 1;6
Miller, Mrs. Walter – 19 November 1918 1;4
Montgomery, William – 28 January 1919 1;3
Mulock, L.P. – 9 April 1918 1;3 & 8;2
Murray, Thomas – 7 May 1918 1;3

-N-
Neuhaus, Francis – 24 December 1918 1;3

-O-
Olsen, Mrs. Victor – 17 December 1918 1;6
Olson, Carl – 1 April 1919 1;3 & 8 April 1919 1;4
Osborne, Richard – 7 May 1918 1;3

-P-
Pearson, Violet – 19 November 1918
Paulk, Hugh H. – 29 October 1918 1;3
Penman, Charles Watson – 10 June 1919 1;2
Penman, Mary Ann – 7 January 1919 1;2
Perry, Euphemea Elizabeth (Hillman) – 19 February 1917 1;4*
Posco, Tony – 22 October 1918 1;5*

-R-
Raeber, Carl – 5 November 1918 1;5
Ravich, Nick – 18 December 1917 1;6
Ray, William infant son – 16 September 1919 8;1
Renolds, Mildred Marie – 26 November 1918 1;4*
Rhodes, Mrs. J.F. – 9 April 1918 1;3*
Riddle, John – 1 October 1918 1;2 (d. at Lassen Logging Camp)
Rogen, Tom – 15 October 1918 1;5*
Ross, Laura – 17 December 1918 1;2*

-S-
Scammon, Willis E. – 16 July 1918 1;4
Self, Amanda – 25 March 1919 4;2*
Sellick, Jake J. – 16 April 1918 1;1
Short, Mrs. W.M. – 19 November 1918 1;1*
Smith, Franklin H. – 13 August 1918 1;5*
Smith, Fred – 11 December 1917 1;4* (died at Camp 18)
Smith, Mrs. George K. – 19 November 1918 1;3
Smith, William “Scotty” – 8 July 1919 1;3
Snow, Hazel (Snook) – 7 January 1919 1;4 & 14 January 1919 8;2*
Sobrero, Louis – 17 December 1918 8;1*
Solomon, Joe – 29 September 1917 7;3
Spraggin, Chester infant son – 16 September 1919 1;5
Sterling, E.E. – 10 June 1919 1;1*
Sullivan, J. – 11 November 1919 1;4

-T-
Taylor, Alfred H. – 19 November 1918 1;2
Tobey, Willard – 10 September 1918 1;3*

-W-
Walsh, Andrew – 1 July 1919 8;5
Ward, Jack – 24 June 1919 1;2 (d. at Camp 18)
Watson, Frank – 5 November 1918 1;3
Watson, Fred – 22 October 1918 1;5
Weir, William – 14 October 1919 1;4
Wickstrom, J.H. – 22 April 1919 1;4
Wiggins, J. – 16 April 1918 8;2
Williams, Harvey – 13 November 1917 1;3*
Williamson, Mell – 4 August 1917 1;3*
Wilson, Joe – 1 January 1918 8;2
Winslow, D.J. – 12 August 1919 1;1
Wolf, Ennis (Perkins) 25 August 1917 1;5
Wolfe, Leafy J. – 18 March 1919 1;6*
Wood, George Alonzo – 4 March 1919 1;1*
Wood, Floyd H. – 16 July 1918 1;4*
Wood, Mrs. Frank S. – 2 September 1919 1;5
-Y-
Yancey, A.W. – 28 January 1919 1;4
Yore, Lester – 1 September 1917 1;2

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