Los Banos Enterprise, Los Banos, CA., Friday Dec. 4, 1931
Z. G. Jameson Is Buried Here
Z. G. Jameson, one of the oldest pioneers in this section of the state, was
buried in the Los Banos cemetery last Saturday afternoon following services at
the Community Methodist church in charge of Rev. Thos. J. Carter. Mr. Jameson
had passed away at his home at 235 West Fourth street, San Jose, of pneumonia.
Mr. Jameson was nearing the century mark being 97 years, 10 months and 28
days of age. He was a native of Missouri, and came to Stockton, this state,
October 7, 1869. He remained there only a few months coming on to the Los
Banos community and located ten miles from the present town site with 1000
sheep upon what is now known as the Charleston ranch. At that early date it
was a stage stop and the hotel for travelers in this section of the state.
He resided here until 1903 when he moved to San Jose where he lived until the
time of his death.
He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Ellen Jameson, one son, James L. Jameson of
Berkeley. Three children are death. Eleven grandchildren also survive. Four
children of the late William J. Jameson are Mrs. C. B. Tiller, C. M. and W. L.
Jameson, all of Los Banos, and Mrs. Marian Spears of Fresno. Children of the
late Mrs. Emma Wood are Robt. S. Wood of Seattle, and Mrs. hazel Bowen, both
former Los Banos residents. Five children of the late Mrs. Susie Wood are Mrs.
W. M. Wiley of Bakersfield, Mrs. Ida Hirch of Irvington, Mrs. Susie Morris of
Redwood City, Mrs. Wm. Babb of Oakland, and Waldo Wood of Mendota.
The interment here was in charge of the Whitehurst Funeral Chapel.
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