A Master Index to the Names of Persons Associated with the History of Murray and Pleasanton Townships in the Livermore, Amador and Sunol Valleys of eastern Alameda County, California

Updated November 6, 2013 with nine new sources and 30,376 new entries.


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There are many publications about the genealogy and local history of the Tri-Valley area of eastern Alameda County, California. Many of them are online with free access on the Web site of the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society [L-AGS] at:

http://www.L-AGS.org

From that home page, the databases can be found by clicking on the link titled "Searchable Local Records - Cemetery, Census, etc." All of these databases (in fact the whole site) can be searched using the search engines on the home page. Some of the online databases have browsable indexes.

What has been needed in addition is a browsable master index of names from all of these databases. Such a master index allows a researcher to browse through all entries for an individual from all sources, spanning all spelling variations of the surname and all forms of abbreviation of the given name, while also grouping other individuals of similar surnames. The index presented here attempts to fill that need.

This compilation goes further by including index entries from databases not online on the L-AGS Web site.

The full list of sources from which the master index was compiled is:

Title Key in Master Index Names
"The 1860 Federal Census for Murray Township, Alameda County, California. Transcribed from handwritten records and published on the World Wide Web by Edward A. Black, Sr." Extracted from Mr. Black's transcription for all of Alameda County. 1860 489
"The 1870 Federal Census for Murray Township, Alameda County, California. Transcribed from handwritten records and published on the World Wide Web by Edward A. Black, Sr." Online in full text. Mr. Black's transcription for all of Alameda County is online in full text. 1870 2242
"Residents of Murray Township, Alameda County, California, on June 1, 1880, as recorded in the Federal Census of 1880. Compiled with permission from compact disks released June 1, 2001 by the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." George Anderson, Compiler. Not available in print. Online in full text. 1880 4085
"California 1890 Great Register of Voters." California State Genealogical Alliance. 2002. Published on compact disk by HeritageQuest, 669 West 900 North, North Salt Lake, UT 84054. The call number in the L-AGS CD collection at the Pleasanton Library is HQ1. 1890 1069
"The 1900 Federal Census for Murray Township, Alameda County, California." Partial transcription by Ancestry.com online. Available by subscription, or for free at the Pleasanton Library and LDS Family History Centers. 1900 6889
"The 1910 Federal Census for Murray Township, Alameda County, California." New update [11 Aug 2006] includes all persons enumerated, not just Heads of Household. Partial transcription by Ancestry.com online. Available by subscription, or for free at the Pleasanton Library and LDS Family History Centers. 1910 Murray 4722
"The 1910 Federal Census for Pleasanton Township, Alameda County, California." New update [11 Aug 2006] includes all persons enumerated, not just Heads of Household. Partial transcription by Ancestry.com online. Available by subscription, or for free at the Pleasanton Library and LDS Family History Centers. 1910 Pleasanton 3767
"The 1920 Federal Census for Murray Township, Alameda County, California." Partial transcription by Ancestry.com online. Available by subscription, or for free at the Pleasanton Library and LDS Family History Centers. 1920 Murray 4477
"The 1920 Federal Census for Pleasanton Township, Alameda County, California." Partial transcription by Ancestry.com online. Available by subscription, or for free at the Pleasanton Library and LDS Family History Centers. 1920 Pleasanton 2534
"The 1930 Federal Census for Livermore Town, Alameda County, California." Partial transcription by Ancestry.com online. Available by subscription, or for free at the Pleasanton Library and LDS Family History Centers. 1930 Livermore 3069
"The 1930 Federal Census for Murray Township, Alameda County, California." Partial transcription by Ancestry.com online. Available by subscription, or for free at the Pleasanton Library and LDS Family History Centers. 1930 Murray 2906
"The 1930 Federal Census for Pleasanton Township, Alameda County, California." Partial transcription by Ancestry.com online. Available by subscription, or for free at the Pleasanton Library and LDS Family History Centers. 1930 Pleasanton 2689
"Index to obituaries and death notices in the Pleasanton [California] Times from 1928-1934." Complied by Beverly Schell Ales. Call number 929.379465 EARLY at the Pleasanton Library. Also available in full text online. Ales 145
"Jose Maria Amador," by Mary Crosley-Griffin. Crosley Books, c1993. Amador 53
"The Anza expeditions to Alta California, 1774-1776," By Janet Newton. Livermore Bicentennial Organization, 1975. Anza 135
"100 Years of Service, 1867-1967: Asbury Methodist Church, Livermore, California." 1967. Asbury 61
Transcription of selected biographies from "Past and Present of Alameda County, California" published by Joseph Eugene Baker in 1914. Full text of the selected biographies is available online. Baker 205
"Happenings: a series of sketches of the great California out-of-door," by W. P. Bartlett. Porterville, CA. 1927. Only Tri-Valley-related names indexed. Bartlett 16
"Dublin Reflections and bits of valley history." Virginia Smith Bennett. 1977. Bennett 39
"Juan Pablo Bernal," by Herbert L. Hagemann, Jr. Reprinted from Volume VIII; Number 4 of the Pacific Historian Bernal 104
"Early Days in the Livermore-Amador Valley." Merilyn Calhoun. 1973. Unindexed. Hayward, CA: Alameda County School Department. Calhoun 280
"Records of the Callaghan Mortuary, Livermore, California." A project of The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, David Abrahams, Project Leader. 2004. Available in print from L-AGS, P.O. Box 901, Livermore, CA 94551-0901. Also online in full text. Callaghan 1458
"People of Carnegie." Dan L. Mosier. 2003. A list of residents of the now extinct town of Carnegie, California, during the time around 1910, giving name, occupation and year. Online in full text Carnegie 332
"A Century of Faith : 100 Years in the Catholic Community of Pleasanton." Centennial History Committee. 2001. Unindexed. Printed by the Catholic Community of Pleasanton, California. Catholic 344
Person Name Index to "The Chinese experience in the Livermore area," by G.B. Drummond ; Chinese translations by Dorothy Quock. 2002. Chinese 137
"Corridor Country, An Interpretive History of the Amador-Livermore Valley. Volume I, the Spanish-Mexican Period." Reginald R. Stuart and Grace D. Stuart. 1966. The Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society, 601 Main Street, Pleasanton, California 94566. Corridor 111
"Crane Ridge lookout--1931," by Herbert L. Hagemann ; illustrated by Evelyn Moller. Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society, c1976. Crane 42
"A Pictorial History of Pleasanton." Dorothy Davis, Editor; Pleasanton Bicentennial Heritage Committee. c1976. Unindexed. [Pleasanton, CA.]: The Committee. Davis 232
"Record of Deaths in Alameda County, California, Book C, 1889-1894." County-wide deaths without place of death mentioned. Published by The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society. Available by purchase from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. Deaths_Bk_C 5137
"Record of Deaths in Alameda County, California, Book D, 1895-1901." County-wide deaths without place of death mentioned. Published by The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society. Available by purchase from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. Deaths_Bk_D 6561
"Sombras de la Noche; the Agustin Bernal adobe, its inhabitants & heritage," By James P. Delgado. Smith & McKay Printing Co. Delgado 78
"Robert Livermore and the development of Livermore Valley to 1860," by Flora De Nier. Tri-Valley Herald, 1974. Originally published as thesis at University of California in 1927. DeNier 360
"Postal history of Murray Township, Alameda County, California; postal routes and cities," by Grace E. Devnich, M.D., Western Express, July 1987. Devnich 18
"Guide to the architectural styles in the Livermore-Amador Valley," by Drummond, G. B. c1978. Drummond 19
"Images of America: Dublin," by Mike Lynch and the Dublin Heritage Center, Arcadia Publishing, 2007. Dublin - Arcadia 496
"Early Records of the Grace Episcopal Church, Livermore, California." Published by The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society. Available by purchase from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. Episcopal 358
"Fages-Crespi Expedition Of 1772," compiled by Janet Newton and Virginia Bennett. Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society, 1972 Fages 27
"Murray, Fallon, Scanlon, Coppinger and Allied Families of the Livermore and Amador Valleys, Alameda County, California." Linda E. Scanlon-Hayton, Compiler. 1997. Published by The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society. Fallon 193
"Faulkner's business and residence directory of Murray Township, Alameda County, Cal.," by Wm. B. Faulkner. Livermore [Calif.], Livermore Herald Steam Printing House, 1887. Reprinted by the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, 2006. Available by purchase from Lulu.com. Faulkner 1987
"Heritage Families: Descending Genealogies of Early Tri-Valley Settlers." Richard W. Finn, 2008. A private, unpublished database being compiled by Mr. Finn from documentary sources and from interviews with living descendants of persons who came to the Livermore, Amador and Sunol Valleys before about 1910. Mr. Finn will answer queries, especially if the inquirer is willing to share information that can be added to the database. Finn 16,138
"The Foxworthy-Fallon Saga." Donald F. Foxworthy. 1989. Reprinted with permission of the author by The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society. Available by purchase from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. FoxSaga 1086
"The Foxworthy-Fallon Siblings." Donald F. Foxworthy. 1997. Reprinted with permission of the author by The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society and available from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. FoxSibs 2035
"Alameda County, Past and Present," by Leslie J. Freeman. Press of the San Leandro Reporter. 1946. Tri-Valley names only. Freeman 19
"The Mildred E. Freitas Collection: Genealogical data extracted from the Livermore [California] Herald, 1899-1913." Published by the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society. Available by purchase from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. Freitas 10631
"Dublin gold : the Story of Gold Creek." Dan Mosier and Page Finney. c1980. Unindexed. Available from Mines Road Books, P.O. Box 3185, Fremont, CA 94539. Gold 17
"A History of the City of Pleasanton." Herbert L. Hagemann, Jr. 1994. The Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society, 601 Main Street, Pleasanton, California 94566. Hagemann 211
"California '46 to '88," by Jacob Wright Harlan. San Francisco: Bancroft Company, 1888. Only Tri-Valley-related names indexed. Harlan 5
"Harrisville and the Livermore coal mines," by Dan L. Mosier. Mines Road Books, c1978. Harrisville 346
"The Morning Side of Mount Diablo. An illustrated account of the San Francisco Bay Area's historic Morgan Territory Road." Anne Marshall Homan. 2001. Hardscratch Press, Walnut Creek, California. Also available at Tri-Valley bookstores and history societies. Homan 165
"Historic Livermore, California: illustrated A-Z," by Anne Marshall Homan. Walnut Creek, CA: Hardscratch Press, 2007. Also available at Tri-Valley bookstores and history societies. Homan_A-Z 2183
"The Uncounted Irish in Canada and the United States. Chapter 12. California: The Lure of Gold and Soil." Margaret E. Fitzgerald and Joseph A. King. 1990. P. B. Meany Publishers, Toronto. Irish 152
"125 Years: a History of the First Presbyterian Church, Livermore, California, 1871-1996." Julia A. Kleineke; expanded and updated by Garrett B. Drummond. 1996. Unindexed. Livermore, CA: First Presbyterian Church of Livermore. K&D 305
"The Klondike News : The Adventures of Livermore Area Residents from 1897 to 1906 during the Alaska Gold Rush." G.B. Drummond and Anna T. Siig, Editors. c1998. Indexed. Livermore, CA: Livermore Heritage Guild. Klondike 205
"The Amador-Livermore Valley, A Pictorial History." Bob and Pat Lane. 1988. The Donning Company, Publishers. New York/Virginia Beach. Also available at Tri-Valley bookstores and history societies. Lane 255
"Lawman: the life and times of Harry Morse, 1835-1912," by John Boessenecker. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, c1998. Tri-Valley names only. Lawman 190
"Our valley yesterday [and] today," Written and published as a class project by members of California history, periods 1 and 2, Livermore High School, Livermore, California; June, 1979. LHS 218
"Four Cemeteries in Livermore, California. Oak Knoll Pioneer Cemetery; Roselawn Memorial Park, formerly Masonic Cemetery; St. Michael Catholic Cemetery; Memory Gardens Odd Fellows Memorial Park." A project of The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, Margaret Stoneking Fazio, Project Originator. Available in print from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online LivCem 5759
"Images of America: Early Livermore," by The Livermore Heritage Guild. Arcadia Publishers, 2006. Livermore - Arcadia 437
"Alumni of the Livermore Union High School, from the first class in 1893 through 1969." Some biographical data is provided about the graduates in the early years. Published by The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society. Available for purchase from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. Livermore_HS 5745
"A self-guided walking tour: historic downtown Livermore," Garrett B. Drummond; updated by the City of Livermore's Redevelopment Project Area Committee July, 2004. Livermore, California: Livermore Heritage Guild, c2004. LivTour 12
"Jack London's boyhood in Livermore," by Janet Newton ; assisted by Russ Kingman. Livermore Heritage Guild, c1980. London 30
"Echoes of School Bells: A History of Amador-Pleasanton Public Schools, 1864-1988." A Project of the School History Committee, La Vern Walker, Chairperson. Written by Jerri Pantages Long. 1989. Quali-Type, Inc. - Publisher, Livermore. Long 358
"History of Rural Alameda County, California"; Excerpts concerning Washington Township; Murray and Pleasanton Townships; and Eden township, photocopied from the 1937 WPA book by William E. McCann and Edgar J. Hinkel. Published by Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, 2008. Available in full text online. McCann 443
"William M. Mendenhall: The Story Of The Founder Of The Town Of Livermore, California," Drummond, G.B., Livermore, California, Livermore Heritage Guild, 1996. Mendenhall 40
"Burial Records of Memory Gardens Cemetery, Livermore, California, 1940-2000, partial listing." A project of The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society. 2001. Not published in print. Available in full text online. MGBur 1182
"Sheriff Harry Morse and Murray Township desperadoes: (1850-1870)," by John S. Sandoval. Hayward, California: Mt. Eden Publishers, 1989. Morse 188
"Records of the Robert Graham Mortuary, Livermore, California, 1878-1893, with gaps." Typed transcription of original handwritten records in possession of The Livermore Heritage Guild, P.O. Box 961 Livermore, CA 94551-0961. Published in print by The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society and available from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. Mort 352
"Las Positas, the Story of Robert and Josefa Livermore." Janet Newton. 1969. Ralph and Janet Newton, Publishers. Livermore, California. Newton 232
"The Early Pioneers in the Livermore Valley, California were One Big Family" by Isabel Whann Nolte. Data was mostly researched by obituaries and Social Security. Published and distributed by The Livermore Heritage Guild. Nolte 980
"Early Livermore, California, Obituary Information." A project of The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, David Abrahams, Project Leader. 2004. Available in print from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. Obits 1551
"The Ohlone way : Indian life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area," by Malcolm Margolin ; illustrated by Michael Harney. Heyday Books, c1978. Ohlone 28
"Alameda County Place Names." Page Mosier and Dan Mosier. 1986. Available from Mines Road Books, P. O. Box 3185, Fremont, CA 94539. Places 96
"Images of America: Pleasanton," by Mary-Jo Wainwright and the Museum on Main. Arcadia Publishers, 2006. Pleasanton - Arcadia 261
"Cemeteries of Pleasanton and Dublin, California. Pleasanton Memorial Gardens Cemetery, St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, Dublin Cemetery. A complete survey of gravestone inscriptions, current to January 15, 1990, and partial list of mortuary and burial records." A project of The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, Beverly Ales, Project Leader. Available in print from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. PleDub 4620
"Early Records of the First Presbyterian Church of Livermore, California." A project of The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, Project Leader: Richard Finn. 2004. Indexed. Available in print from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. Presby 920
"Early Records of the Presbyterian Church of Pleasanton, California." Published by The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society. Available by purchase from Lulu.com. Also available online in full text online. Presby_Ple 1151
"Real estate development in Livermore history," by G. B. Drummond. Livermore, California: Livermore Heritage Guild, c1979. Property 12
"Abstract of Title - Rancho El Valle de San Jose," by Herbert L Hagemann, Jr. Reprinted from May and August 1965 of the Pacific Historian. Rancho 51
"Burial Records, 1920-1999, for Roselawn Cemetery, Livermore, California". A project of The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, George Anderson and Jon Bryan, Compilers. 2001. Available in print from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. RLBur 2241
"History of the Livermore Valley," By Elmer Rowley, editor. Livermore, California, Las Positas Parlor, No. 96, Native Sons of the Golden West, 1931. Rowley 163
"Images of America: San Ramon Valley; Alamo, Danville, and San Ramon," by Beverly Lane and Ralph Cozine for the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. Arcadia Publishers, 2005. San Ramon - Arcadia 761
"Index to the Richard N. Schellens Collection of Historical Materials for Alameda County." A project of The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, David Abrahams, Project Leader. 2002. Available in print from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. Schellens 2692
"Historical sketches of southern Alameda County," by Charles Howard Shinn. Alameda County Historical Society, 1991. Only Tri-Valley-related names indexed. Shinn 6
"Burial Records of St. Michael Cemetery, Livermore, California, 1881-2000." A project of The Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society, Linda Trudeau, Project Leader. 2001. Available in full text online. SMBur 2447
"Recollections : Early Life in the San Ramon Valley as Related by James Dale Smith, Headmaster, Livermore College." G. B. Drummond, Editor. c1995. Indexed. Oakland, CA: GRT Book Printing. Smith 450
"A hundred years of Pleasanton, : 'the most desperate town of the West'," Patricia Soito ; sketches by Raymond Safreno; photos by Bene Jesse and others. Printed by Phillips & Van Orden Company, c1949. Soito 183
"People, bricks, and timbers: the story of St. Michael's Parish, Livermore, California, 1878-1978." Published on the occasion of its Centennial. 1978. St. Michael's 1967
"A Place Called Sunol. A collection of pictures, interviews, facts and stories about a town with a strong community spirit and sense of place." Connie DeGrange and Allen DeGrange. 1995. DeGrange Publishing. Sunol, California 94586. Sunol 346
"Images of America: Sunol," by Victoria Christian. Arcadia Publishing, 2007. Sunol - Arcadia 327
"Official Historical Atlas Map of Alameda County." Compiled, Drawn and Published from Personal Examinations and Surveys by Thompson & West. c1976, 1878. Indexed. Oakland, CA: Thompson & West. T&W 682
"History of Tesla: A California Coal Mining Town." Dan L. Mosier and Earle E. Williams. 1998. Available from Mines Road Books, P. O. Box 3185, Fremont, CA 94539. Tesla Book 1189
"People of Tesla." Dan L. Mosier. 2003. A list of residents of the now extinct town of Tesla, California, during the time around 1900, giving name, occupation and year. Available in full text online. Tesla Web 1749
"Pleasanton, Being a self-conducted tour of the major commercial and residential architectural styles prevalent before 1910, compiled by the Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society." Available at the Museum on Main Street, Pleasanton. Tour 27
"The Livermore Valley, 1878, 1889 : an imaginary tour through the town as it was when a panoramic map of it was published ... ," by Janet Newton; assisted by Larry and Treva Mauch. c1988. Valley 195
"The Vintner's Tale," Drummond, G.B., Livermore, California: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association, 1999. Vintners 30
"Alameda, California crossroads, an illustrated history," Ruth Hendricks Willard; pictorial research by David Lewis Wright; "Partners in progress" by Frederick J. Monteagle. Northridge, California: Windsor Publications, 1988. Only Tri-Valley-related names indexed. Willard 33
"Stories Of The Vineyards And The Wineries Of The Livermore Valley." Janet Newton. 1983. Name index without page numbers. Published by the Livermore Heritage Guild, P. O. Box 961, Livermore, CA 94551-0961. Wines 355
"History of Alameda County, California." M. W. Wood, Publisher, J. P. Munro-Fraser, Historian. 1883. Sections dealing with Murray Township extracted and published online. Index to full contents of book published in print by L-AGS and available from Lulu.com. Also available in full text online. Wood 302
Total names   132,619
 

There are many duplicate names deliberately included in the master index, because, for a given name, an entry is made in this index for every book in which that exact name appears. Similarly, for a given book, if a person is mentioned in one part of the book with the name John Doe, and in another part with the name John A. Doe, two entries are listed. We have not made a judgment that these two names refer to the same person. How many different individuals are represented is not known.

An important caution is this: All of the names have been transcribed at least once, namely, for this compilation. Some went through several generations of transcribing before reaching the publications listed above. Skimming the index shows many names with unlikely spellings, but verifying the names against the primary original was not attempted. If we are notified that an entry is incorrect, and the entry disagrees with the source, the entry will be corrected promptly. If the entry is true to the source, and the source is stated to be in error, a plus-sign (+) will be suffixed to the name in the entry.

Another caution is that some of the persons in the various indexes were probably not residents of our Valley. No attempt was made to research this point for each name - all were accepted for the compilation.

When the source already contained an index, that index was reformatted as necessary and merged into the master index. Page numbers were not included because they could be found in the source index.

When the source did not include an index, one was created for this compilation. These new indexes, including page numbers, are published on this Web site at Page Indexes to Selected Books.

Transcriptions of local historical documents continue. The master index can be useful to transcribers who are struggling with bad handwriting: if a few letters of an illegible name can be made out, the full name may be recognized as one listed in the index.


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