Obituaries / news: Estelle Inez Thackston family

Some obituaries of the family of Estelle Inez Thackston (daughter of Charles Mottlet Thackston and Sarah Aurelia Davis of Nevada and Utah, granddaughter of William Winthrop Hackett Thackston, great-granddaughter of Charles W. Thackston, great-great-granddaughter of Benjamin Thackston and Betty Ann Chambers, great-great-great-granddaughter of James Thackston and Mary Wimbish of Prince Edward Co., Va), who married: 1) Julius Aemil Landuyt, and 2) Clevene Martin Friburg:

From the San Mateo Times, 17 Oct 1967:

Mrs. Estelle I. Friburg, 69, of 102 Indio, South San Francisco, died unexpectedly October 15 while visiting in Missouri.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from San Bruno Funeral Home Chapel, with entombment at Cypress Lawn.

A native of Nevada, she was a long-time resident of South San Francisco.

Survivors include her husband, Clevin; three sons, Max K. Landuyt, Millbrae; Borris K. Landuyt, Sebastopol, and Robert D. Landuyt, San Jose; two brothers, David Reese, Woodside, and Robert Reese, San Francisco; one sister, Mrs. Virginia Drennen, Missouri, and seven grandchildren.

From the San Mateo Times (CA), 23 May 1944:

Seymour-Landuyt Betrothal Is Announced in San Mateo

Bride-elect a Sophomore at University of California

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Seymour of San Mateo announce the betrothal of their only daughter, Miss Audrey Harriet Seymour, to Cadet David L. Landuyt, son of Mrs. Clay Friburg of San Francisco. No date is set for the ceremony.

Audrey, born and reared on the peninsula, passed the five-pound box of candy recently to her sorority sisters of the Alpha Delta Pi house at the University of California where she is a sophomore. The Seymour family, at 829 Crescent avenue, has lived on the peninsula for the past 20 years. Audrey was graduated from the Hillsborough grammar school and San Mateo High.

Cadet Landuyt, with the merchant marines for the last month, has been to sea in the Pacific a number of times. He has now returned to the merchant marine cadet training school at Coyote Point where he will soon take his examinations for a license to become a third mate in the mercchant marine. The bridegroom-to-be has two brothers, Burris Landuyt, with the army training program at Cherry Point, N.C., and Max Landuyt, in the navy, stationed at Rhode Island.


From the San Mateo Times, 04 Oct 1956:

NEW ARRIVALS . . . At San Francisco

To Mrs. Max K. Landuyt, 589 Bayview avenue, Millbrae, September 23, a son; . . .

From the San Mateo Times, 02 Jan 1970:


Clevene Martin Friburg, 74, was found dead at his home, 102 Indio in South San Francisco, December 31.

A native Californian, he had lived in San Mateo County for 15 years. He was a mailer for the San Francisco News Printing Company for 50 years and was a member of the International Typographers’ Union of San Francisco and Mailers’ Union, Local 18, of Oakland.

He was a veteran of World War I.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the San Bruno Funeral Home, with interment following at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma.

Survivors include a son, Richard of San Bruno; a daughter, Beverly Nylund of Petaluma, and three grandchildren.

From the Santa Rosa Press Democrat (CA), 07 May 1995:

Buris K. Landuyt, a former cattle rancher and boysenberry grower, died Friday in Sebastopol. He was 77.

Landuyt spent five years traveling with his wife either in a motor home across the country or on cruises to the Panama Canal, Caribbean or Hawaii.

”I miss him,” his wife of 34 years, Virginia Landuyt, said Saturday.

Born in Hillsboro, Miss., Landuyt moved to San Francisco with his family in 1924 and graduated from Mission High School.

After serving as a Marine staff sergeant in World War II, he worked as a traveling salesman for Scovel & Sons. He then worked for Keystone Brothers where he stayed for 50 years.

Landuyt moved to Sebastopol in 1953. He joined the Twin Hills Volunteer Fire Department and served as commissioner for several terms.

He was also a Past Patron of the Parnassus Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and a Life Member of Sebastopol chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. During the 1960s he was a Rainbow Dad with the Rainbow Girls.

Raising Polled Hereford cattle at his farm was his favorite hobby, his wife said. The couple also spent several years growing boysenberries.

He retired in 1984, a year after he lost much of his eyesight, his wife said. It was then that the two started traveling, at first in a trailer and then in a motor home.

”We went across the U.S. three times, took numerous cruises and visited Hawaii three times,” Virginia Landuyt said. ”I took care of him and did all the driving.”

In addition to his wife years, Landuyt is survived by his stepdaughter, Charlene Margesson of Brentwood; his brother, David Landuyt of Florida; and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be private.


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