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Martha Jordan obituary, Williamson County Sun, Georgetown, Texas, 1 April 1909.

Mrs. Martha Jordon

Granger, March 21. Mrs. Martha Jordon, better known as Grandma Jordon, died at the home of her son-in-law, J. H. Denson, on Saturday morning after a stroke of paralysis and three week’s illness. Mrs. Jordon was 86 years of age the day of her death. She was buried at the Macedonia cemetery this afternoon.

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Daniel Bull obituary, Plumas National Bulletin, Quincy, California, 29 November 1900, page 3, column 4.

SUDDEN DEATH OF D. M. BULL

A telegram was received by the Masonic Lodge in this place Wednesday announcing the death in Oakland that morning of a well-known former citizen of Plumas, Daniel M. Bull. This news came as a great surprise to friends here, for none of them knew that he had been ill. The funeral took place today under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity.

Daniel M. Bull was a native of Georgia and at the time of his death was 67 years old. He was an old-time citizen of California. In the early “seventies,” he was a wood contractor in the Truckee country and supplied many of the mines in Nevada with fuel and timbers. He returned to Plumas in the latter “seventies” and engaged in mining, particularly at Minerva Bar on the Middle Fork of the Feather River. Later, he devoted much attention to a “perpetual motion machine,” in which enterprise he had the financial support of many of our leading citizens. This, however, proved a failure. Most of Mr. Bull’s time during the past ten years has been spent at Verdi. He made an occasional visit to Plumas to look after some mining interests. In fact, he had but recently organized a company to develop a mining proposition near Quincy. Just prior to his death, he made a trip to Omaha on a business connected with this enterprise.

Deceased was a man well known to the people of Plumas and to those of western Nevada. He possessed considerable native ability and a fund of originality, which, with his peculiar bent of mind and his wonderful versatility, always made him entertaining. Like the rest of mankind, he had his peculiarities, but he was a kind-hearted and generous friend. For many years, he was a member in good standing of Plumas Lodge, No. 60, F. & A. M.

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