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 Milo Jewet Ayer

Milo Jewet Ayer

Birth
Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Death 15 Jun 1900 (aged 79)
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot Section K
Memorial ID 103781526 · View Source
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San Francisco Call, Volume 87, Number 16, 16 June 1900, p.9, col.3: ANSWERS DEATH'S FINAL SUMMONS. Milo J. Ayer, One of the Forty-Niners, Passes Away

MILO J. AYER, an old and respected resident of this city, died yesterday afternoon after a brief illness. The deceased reached Sacramento in August, 1849, having crossed the plains with a party consisting of twenty live-young fortune seekers, one of whom died on the journey. Among them were T.J. Staples, recently deceased; C.W. Felch and Mr. Sweetzer of Sacramento and D. Eastabrook of Haywards.

The death of Mr. Ayer leaves Mr. Easterbrook the last survivor of the perilous trip of fifty-one years ago. On arriving at Sacramento Mr. Ayer met his cousin Dr. Washington Ayer, who had reached the Golden Gate by way of Cape Horn, and together they set out for Mokelumne Hill, where they located some good claims at Rich Gulch. A few years later deceased came to San Francisco and established a lucrative business as a millwright. Some of the mills of the early days still stand as a monument to his skill and clever workmanship.

Mr. Ayer was a member' of the Society of California Pioneers, under whose auspices the body will be interred. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon from Pioneer Hall, on Fourth street. The deceased was a native of Vermont, 79 years of age and leaves a family of four children and seventeen grandchildren.
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San Francisco Call, Volume 87, No. 16, June 16, 1900, pg 13, col 2-3: " Ayer – In this city, June 15, 1900, Milo J. Ayer, beloved father of Clarence E. and Fred W. Ayer, Mrs. Jerry Williams of Vallejo and Mrs. Walter J. Engle of San Francisco, a native of St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt., aged 79 years 10 months and 21 days. (Vermont, Illinois and Boston papers please copy.)

"Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday), at 2 o'clock, from Pioneer Hall, Fourth street, near Market. Interment Masonic Cemetery. Remains at the parlors of the California Undertaking, Company, 405 Powell street, near Post."
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" ... I did some further checking and determined that he was removed to Woodlawn Memorial Park in San Mateo (a mass grave in Section K) when the Masonic Cemetery was closed and removed from SF..." Source: Larry White, via email, August 26, 2015.


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  • Created by: Adriana
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103781526
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Milo Jewet Ayer (25 Jul 1820–15 Jun 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103781526, citing Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Adriana (contributor 47328225) .