Mariposa Gazette [Mariposa, CA.]
Thursday, June 21, 1945

Clara Webb, 85, Called By Death
Sunday, June 17th

The passing of Mrs. Clara Webb, 85, at her home at Webb Station last Sunday, marked the close of a pioneer life in Mariposa county.

Mrs. Webb was born Aug. 7, 1859, at Mariposa and had lived all of her life here.

The Webbs operated a stage station on the Coulterville road in the early Yosemite days. The late William Webb died Aug. 19, 1894. They were the parents of seven children, five girls and two boys. Mrs. Lillian Webb Varain Jr. died March, 1931, and Magnolia Webb Drake died in January, 1919.

The three daughters surviving are Mrs. Maude Thomas and Mrs. Mattie Founts of Merced, and Mrs. Georgia Francis of Hughson. The sons surviving are Joe Webb of Webb Station and Eddie Webb of Moccasin Creek.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 9:30 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic church, Merced, with the Rev. Father Thomas Morgan officiating. Recitation of the Rosary was Tuesday night at 8:30 at Ivers and Alcorn Mission chapel. Burial was in the family plot at Snelling cemetery.

Transcribed by Alma Stone