Jona Holcomb Bedford

Jona Holcomb Bedford

Birth
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Death 13 Dec 1950 (aged 73)
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Memorial ID 41789214 · View Source
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Jona Holcomb was the first born child to John Stevens and Mary F Holcomb Bedford in San Antonio, TX. He had one brother and two sister Willa (Aunt Dickie) Lee Bedford, Albert (Uncle Ab) Sidney Bedford and Hattie Bedford all of Fresno. That is where Jona met Daisy. They lived across the street from one another. He married Daisy Sarah Foster 20 Nov 1901. CA County Marriages 1850-1952. A native of Texas. Jona lived in Richmond for 50 years. Jona moved to Richmond, CA in 1900 when he secured a job at the rail yard with Santa Fe Railroad. He would service and clean the cars for their trip across the US. Jona went to work for Standard oil when it opened. He worked there as a pipe fitter until he retired. Jona was considered an expert in his line of work. In 1906 he and his wife, Daisy, sat on a hill in Richmond(Richmond wasn't a city yet) and watched San Francisco burn after the earthquake. Jona was a man of faith and a very devout parishioner. He was a quiet man. The family never heard him say a bad word about anyone. After his wife passed away he went to live with his daughter Grace. His daughter Juel invited him to live at her home. In the last few years of his life he made his home with his daughter Juel Clawson at 5642 Jordan Avenue, El Cerrito, CA. Jona was a member of McKinley Lodge 347,F and A.M. He passed away in a Berkeley Hospital at the age of 74 yr.


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Gravesite Details Married Fresno County, CA, 20 Nov 1901. Birth and Death day and month from Calif Death index (which indicates birth year as 1875. Also, registration for Selective Service indicates birth year as 1875...

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  • Maintained by: Debra Bowers
  • Originally Created by: Ahwahneeliz
  • Added: 10 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 41789214
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jona Holcomb Bedford (24 Dec 1876–13 Dec 1950), Find a Grave Memorial no. 41789214, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA ; Maintained by Debra Bowers (contributor 48094993) .