William Jerome “Billy” Britland

William Jerome “Billy” Britland

New York, USA
Death 6 Aug 1910 (aged 61)
Nevada City, Nevada County, California, USA
Burial Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA
Plot Block B, #96
Memorial ID 99296738 · View Source
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William Britland was a saloon keeper at an establishment named the Council Chambers on Broad Street in Nevada City.

According to his obituary, William was born January 3, 1848, but his marker in the cemetery has 1949 engraved as his year of birth. William's obituary also stated that along with his wife and children, he was survived by a brother, George, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Osborne, both of whom were residents of New York. His funeral record indicated his father's name was William Britland, and his mother's maiden name was Hannah Rumford, both of whom were natives of England.

William was originally interred in the Knights of Pythias section of Pine Grove Cemetery in Nevada City. There remains a plot in that cemetery with the name BRITLAND engraved in the coping & no stones present.

Pine Grove Cemetery - Britland plot

How William ended up at Old Elm Ridge Cemetery is unbeknownst to me, but his wife, Cecelia, was the sister of Mary Ellen Blight, which explains the family connection to others interred in this plot.

Research conducted at Doris Foley Library for Historical Research.

Doris Foley Library for Historical Research

William's sister, Emma (Britland) Osborne's memorial was found at the following URL:

Emma (Britland) Osborne

Markers present in this plot for:

BLIGHT, Samuel J. (shared with Norma J., no death year engraved)
BLIGHT, Norma J. (shared with Samuel J., no death year engraved)
BLIGHT, Joseph T. (shared with Gabie H., no years indicated)
BLIGHT, Gabie H. (shared with Joseph T., no years indicated)
BLIGHT, Mary Ellen
BLIGHT, Samuel T.
MORRIS, Cecelia K. (beloved sweetheart of Sam J. Blight)
BRITLAND, William J.
BRITLAND, Cecelia B.
WILLS, William E.

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  • Created by: DR
  • Added: 20 Oct 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 99296738
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Jerome “Billy” Britland (3 Jan 1849–6 Aug 1910), Find a Grave Memorial no. 99296738, citing Old Elm Ridge Cemetery, Grass Valley, Nevada County, California, USA ; Maintained by DR (contributor 47001972) .