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Obituary - John Shipley Ornbaun (1833-1921)

Obituary - John Shipley Ornbaun (1833-1921)

Posted: 18 Jan 2005 8:19PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 6 Sep 2005 10:58AM GMT
Surnames: Campbell, Davis, Gillmore, Nobles, Ornbaum, Ornbaun
Ukiah Republican Press
Wednesday, November 30, 1921

John Ornbaum Ends Life's Journey

John S. Ornbaum, one of the most highly respected pioneer residents of Mendocino county died in a Santa Rosa hospital Thursday last after an illness of many weeks.

Mr. Ornbaum was born in Rockridge, near Richmond, Va., Sept. 23, 1833, and came to California in 1854 when 21 years old. He worked in the mines at Geyserville for a time and then came to Mendocino county and settled on Christmas day, 1856, in the valley which has since borne his name. He married Miss Lucy Ann McGimsey of Boonville, Dec. 15, 1861, and to the union 14 sons and daughters were born, all of whom and his wife sur­vive him.

Mr. Ornbaum was a type of the rug­ged argonaut, who made the Californ­ia of early days famous.



Ukiah Republican Press
Wednesday, December 7, 1921

J. S. Ornbaun Was One Of Old Pioneers

J. S. Ornbaun passed away at his his home in Ornbaun valley, Men­docino county, on Thursday evening, November 24th.

Mr. Ornbaun was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, September 23, 1833. At the age of one year he moved with his parents to Crawfordsville, Indiana, where he made his home for twenty years. On the 29th day of March, 1854, he moved to the Sacramento river, California, where he was engaged in the garden­ing business for a short time.

Christmas day of the year 1856 he drove his cattle into a pretty lit­tle valley in Mendocino county, which was so named in honor of Mr. Ornbaun, and settled on his ranch where he lived the balance of his life. He was later married to Lucy Anna McGimsey, of Boonville.

The funeral service was held last Sunday afternoon from his home, Rev. Orr of Cloverdale officiating. His remains were laid to rest in the family cemetery on his ranch.

He leaves to mourn his departure his aged wife, and fourteen chil­dren. They are: Breck Ornbaun, of Point Arena; H. N. Ornbaun, of Ornbaun; Mrs. Ida Nobles, of Lemore, Kings county; W. F. Orn­baun, of Ukiah; C. P. Ornbaun, of Lemore, Kings county; H. D. Orn­baun, of Yorkville; M. E. Ornbaun, of Oakdale, Stanislaus county; A. P. Ornbaun, of Ornbaun; Mrs. Daisy Campbell, of Ornbaun; Mrs. Ona Gillmore, of Ukiah; Casper A. Orn­baun, of San Francisco; V. G. Orn­baun, of Lemore, Kings county; Mrs. Inez Davis, of Santa Rosa and Horace Ornbaun, of Ornbaun. Besides these he leaves a number of grand children and great grand chil­dren.

There was a large attendance at the funeral service, and the many beautiful floral pieces attested the respect in which he was held by his family, friends and neighbors.
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Re: Obituary - John Shipley Ornbaun (1833-1921)

Posted: 23 Jan 2007 10:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ornbaum
This was a GREAT obit THANK YOU for posting it. Maybe you can help me find his DOUBLE 1st cousin, who name is also JOHN SHIPLEY ORNBAUM born 1831 in Rockbridge Virginia. I am tring to find when and where he pasted away.
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