Samuel Briggs Alden, born 28 April 1827 in Duxbury, Massachusetts, died in San Francisco, California on 12 May 1889. He was a policeman in San Francisco, married and had 8 children. Film 0975836 Odd Fellows Cemetary Records, shows Samuel B. Alden, buried 14 May 1889. The body was moved to Greenlawn Cemetery at Lawndale, San Mateo county, CA.
Obituaries: 13 May 1889 San Francisco Bulletin: Officer Sam Alden died yesterday morning of pheumonia at his home, 9 Yerba Buena St. He was appointed to the regular staff in 1868, and up to 2 years ago was regarded as one of the best officers on it. His beat lay through Barbary Coast, and while he ws on it the neighborhood was a comparitavely peacable one. A week ago he was taken with pneumonia which afterward developed into (illegible). He was a native of Massachusetts - 61 years old. His widow and 5 children survive him. Mr. Alden, during his life time, was always an ardent advocate of temperance.
13 May 1889 San Francisco Chronicle: Death of Officer Alden: One of the oldest members of the police force passes away. Special Officer Samuel D. Alden died yesterday morning of pneumonia at his residence, 9 Yerba Buena street. He was one of the oldest officers on the force, having been first appointed in 1868. He was efficient and popular, and performed the duties of a regular officer up to about 3 years ago when he resigned and assumed the easier duties of a special. A week ago Mr. Alden was stricken with pneumonia which was afterward aggrevated by erysipelas, with the result mentioned. He was a native of Massachusetts, and was 61 years of age. HIs wife and 5 children survive him, and of his family, one son, Samuel D. Alden, Jr. is a member of the police force. Mr. Alden had the reputation among his fellow officers of being quite a wit, and he was also an ardent temperance advocate.