CA Death Index:
DOYLE VICTOR 1890 07 22 PACHAUD DOYLE MALE CA SAN FRANCISCO 1941 07 11 50
From the obituary, transcribed from photo copy:
Victor L. Doyle
Husband of Stella Doyle
Son of Mary and the late Thomas Doyle
Brother of Verne, Eugene T., William B. and Robert Doyle, Mrs. Rufus Blair, Mrs. Anne Connelly and Mrs. Frank Ryan
A native of San Jose, Calif., aged 50 years
Funeral from St. Brendan's Church; Requiem mass celebrated
Funeral director: United Undertakers
Interment, Oak Hill Cemetery, San Jose
San Francisco Examiner, Monday, July 14, 1941, page 9
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Fall Brings Death, Police to Investigate
The homicide detail last night was investigating the mysterious death of Victor Doyle of 421 Ulloa Street, 52-year old Department of Public Works foreman.
According to a police report at Northern Station, Doyle slipped and fell while working at the corporation yard, Eleventh and Bryant streets, yesterday afternoon, and was taken to Central Emergency Hospital suffering a cut lip and head injuries.
Shortly after his transfer from the Emergency Hospital to St. Francis Hospital, Doyle died.
Inspectors are investigating reports Doyle was injured during an argument and fight. They said they would question other yard foremen, Edward McLaughlin and Jhon Obernesser.
[Date: Saturday, July 12, 1941 Paper: San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA) Page: 7 ]
Case Against Obernesser Dismissed
A manslaughter charge against John H. Obernesser, city plumbing inspector, has been dismissed upon motion of the prosecution.
The charge was a result of the death of Victor Doyle City superintendent of cement work, following a fist fight with Obernesser in the city corporation yard July 11.
Assistant District Attorney J. J. McMahon asked Municipal Judge Twain Michelsen for the dismissal yesterday after Eugene Doyle, brother of the cement superintendent, indicated his family did not intend to sigh a complaint against Obernesser.
McMahon also told the court an independent investigation by the District Attorney's office disclosed there was no case against Obernesser or criminal intent on his part.
[Date: Tuesday, July 29, 1941; Paper: San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA); Page: 7]