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Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
Wednesday, 1 Feb 1871
DIED -- in this city, Jan. 31st, Francisco OSORIO, a native of Sonora, Mexico, aged 23 years, 9 months, 10 days.
DEATH of a PRINTER -- Frank OSORI [iffy], a printer, who learned his trade in the office of the Sonora ‘Democrat,’ Tuolumne county, under the instructions of A.N. FRANCISCO, died in this city yesterday morning of consumption. He was aged about 23 years and was a native of Sonora, Mexico. The remains were forwarded to Tuolumne county yesterday, where all that is mortal of poor Frank will be interred beside his mother, who died of the same disease several years ago. Deceased had wrought at his business in several of the printing offices in this city; was an estimable young man, led an exemplary life, and for a long time, was fully conscious that early dissolution was inevitable, as his ailment had assumed a character which was beyond human power to control. Sometime ago, through the advice of friends, he concluded to take a trip to the Sandwich Islands in the hope of alleviating his sufferings and prolonging his days, and money to defray his
expenses was subscribed by his fellow craftsmen and a few other friends, but death overtook him before he entered upon his journey. The printers, and several of his friends, took charge of the remains, and raised, from their own funds and contributions of others, a sufficient amount to comply with his last request -- “Bury me beside my mother.”
Saturday, 4 Feb 1871
ACKNOWLEDGMENT -- C.W. BRUNTON, who, in connection with other friends of the deceased, was instrumental in raising the means to send the remains of Frank OSORIO, the printer who died in this city a few days ago, to his old home, yesterday received the following letter of thanks from a friend of the deceased:
“Sonora, Feb. 1, 1871
Mr. C.W. BRUNTON -- Dear Sir:
We received the body of Frank OSORIO, and we respectfully thank you, in the name of all the Mexicans of Sonora, for your good and kind conduct toward him during his illness, and for the trouble you took in sending him to this city; and we repeat once more our thanks, and we are very much obliged to you.We remain your true servants,
The funeral, which took place on Thursday at Sonora, was largely attended. The remains were placed in a grave beside the remains of his mother, incompliance with his dying request.
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