- Lincoln Beachey, Aviator
- Timothy Phelps, U.S. Congressman
- William Ralston, Entrepreneur and Banker
- David Broderick, First U.S. Senator from California
- Calvin Simmons, first African-American conductor of a major U.S. symphony (Oakland, California)
- King (of William) James, Journalist
- William Randolph Hearst, Journalist
- Airplane accident
- Struck by a tandem bicycle while walking on El Camino Real
- Found drifting in San Francisco Bay after his bank was declared insolvent
- Shot in duel by former California Supreme Court Justice David Terry
- Drowned at age 42.
- Shot unarmed in the street by a political enemy, San Francisco Supervisor James P. Casey
- Quietly in bed at age 88.
Terry Hamburg, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park