Obituary Project

10/26/14

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OBITUARY PROJECT

The Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogical Society has undertaken a project to list all Obituaries in our local newspapers.  We have started with the Hemet News, (1899) and will be adding additional papers in the future.  These include obituaries of family members who resided in other states as well.  Many obituaries are of people living in Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Diego County.  

In the earlier papers, we found that many people died without an obituary.  We have included the following for those earlier years,  PROBATE, NOTICE TO CREDITORS and ESTATE SALES in place of obituaries.   The newspaper had a column called “YESTERYEARS”   Those who died prior to the newspaper, and those without an obituary have been included.  When one is found, (anywhere from Five,  to Forty Five years ago) it is noted with the year the event took place in italic, next to the name.  Example:

 SMITH, CLYDE A    1895           1940              HEMET NEWS

 We continue to make every effort to locate the name of a wife who is listed by her husband’s name:

Mrs. Henry Jones, and if found will be listed as JONES, SARAH J

 

Please click on a decade to begin your search.

1899 – 1910 Hemet News     Completed

1911 – 1920 Hemet News     Completed

1921 – 1930 Hemet News     Completed

1931 – 1940 Hemet News     Completed

1941 – 1950 Hemet News     Completed

1951 – 1960 Hemet News     In Progress

The Society has available a complete list of all the burials in the San Jacinto Valley Cemetery (1885-2009), as well as the San Jacinto Valley Past & Present book which has the stories of hundreds of families in the valley and their ancestors.

You will find the following format used: See Sample below.

NAME DATE NEWSPAPER

BROOKE, SYLVANUS

1910

HEMET NEWS

BROWN, FANNIE

1902

HEMET NEWS

BROWN, HENRY

1910

HEMET NEWS

BROWN, JULIUS A (MRS)

1908

HEMET NEWS

We have many obits that are not yet indexed. So, if the obit you are looking for is not listed here you can request a search. If you find an item you wish copied, just click here to order.

Please refer to the order form for all requests.

 

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