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November 23, 1897:  “Edmund Bryden of the Little Butte mine and Miss Belle Canawan of Ontario were married at that place November 17. The groom has built and furnished a cottage on Johannesburg Avenue and the happy couple is expected to arrive and take possession today. ” – San Francisco Call


February 20, 1898: “ A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Meikle at Johannesburg on Monday. February 11.  Although Johannesburg is in the second year of Its existence, this is the first birth to be recorded. A lot will be deeded the little one by the Johannesburg Milling and Water company. ” – The Herald

January 29, 1916:  “Fayette P. Hill and wife of Johannesburg are the happy parents of a big bouncing boy which the stork manager brought on the 22nd.”—Bakersfield Californian


December 19, 1897:  “JOHANNESBURG, Dec. I8. — (Regular Correspondence.) The community was shocked Sunday by the announcement of the death at Kramer the day previous of W. W. Brown. Mr. Brown left Johannesburg, where his family lives, on Friday for San Bernardino. Arriving in Kramer, he camped for the night, and while eating breakfast Saturday morning he was seized with a violent attack of neuralgia of the heart, and before his wife, who was telegraphed for, could arrive, he died. Mr. Brown was 70 years of age, and for over twenty-five years had been a resident of San Bernardino county, where he was universally liked and respected.” – The Herald

 March 16, 1901:  “RANDSBURG, March 15.— John O. Carrow, a freighter, 45 years of age fell in front of the wheels of his wagon in Johannesburg this afternoon and was crushed to death. – San Francisco Call

November 11, 1907:  A CALIFORNIA PIONEER DIES IN JOHANNESBURG—Mrs. Bole, aged 88, and one of the pioneers of the coast, arriving here in  1847,died in  Johannesburg November 2.  She was buried in Randsburg.” –Bakersfield Californian

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