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Feb 10 7:00 PM GMT
I found George in the Calif. Death Index on LDS (California, Death Index, 1905-1939 & 1905-1929); these are alphabetic by last name. I found him in this group, from "A to Yi-Emerson, George".
It says George died 4-11-1918, age 87, county number is 28 - which is Napa County, according to their index key. File #13706. Death Registered in 1918.
Here's the link:https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-26179-11626-31...
I saved the image in case this link doesn't work. It's image # 551.
Maybe he had moved in with a child or something after his wife's death, and that is why he didin't die in Butte County. Do you know where his children were living in or around 1918-1920 in Calif.? This might help locate his death record (what town in Napa County, CA he died in).
I would also see if there is a library/Genealogy Society/Historical Society in Napa County, Calif. that has obituaries indexed for the year 1918. If you could locate his obit, this might help you out a lot, if it has enough information about him in it. It would be easier to locate George's obit if you knew his town of death.
Feb 10 6:31 PM GMT
I've located Eliza's death record. If you can't see this image, I have it saved if you want it. Here's the link: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-29169-39217-14...
This was on the LDS website, www.familysearch.org
. I had to page through the Butte County records as they are not indexed right now. You are only able to browse through them to find what you are looking for; however, they were in sort of an order chronologically. This database says birth and death records from 1849 - 1994, but when I went in to browse the deaths, they only went to in 1909 in Butte County, so George's death record from 1918, unfortunately, would not be included. Maybe they will be adding more records to this database in the future, and you could check back.
Get back to me if you want those images and I'll try and find a way to send them to you.
If you reply to me via your Ancestry.com account, this would be private, not public, like here, on a message board.
Hope this helps.