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Jeanie Leete (#47019987)
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Bio Photo I am a native Californian. I went to school in Santa Rosa and married Vern Leete also from Santa Rosa. After being away for quite some time we returned to California and found the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery in a mess. The weeds were thigh high because it had been abandoned. A group of teens from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints began rescuing the cemetery. Later that year the city included it in the "Hands Across the County" program. It took less then a year to give the cemetery the sense of dignity it deserved. Now it has natural beauty with its huge oaks and Vinca. Garbage was hauled away and gravel put on some of the graves. Walkways were cleared. Headstones were straightened and bleached. The pioneers of Santa Rosa are buried here and these young men and women understood the importance of honoring those that had established their fine city.

In 1986 a young man named Adrian Seeser chose to list all the names in this cemetery for his Eagle Scout award. With his permission those names have now been added to this site in hopes it will help anybody that has family or friends they could not locate before.

It has been an honor to be a part of the reconciliation of this graveyard. It gives me confidence in the youth of our town. My hope is that you as a searcher will find comfort in what you find.
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S Berg
RE: Totton vs Mother Jane Totten
Thanks Jeanie,

I guess the first step is to remove Jane's duplicate memorial and I will then request an edit from Brian Elston to link Samuel to the mother Jane Totten that Sue created. I'll then request an edit from you to link Mary Totten to the same and also request an edit from Sue to link Amanda 'Totten' Hockin to mother Jane.

Added by S Berg on Mar 15, 2015 4:39 PM
Angie Hall
RE: transfer completed
Thanks Jeanie!
Added by Angie Hall on Feb 25, 2015 11:45 PM
Ancestry Diva
RE: 126463558 Hiram Corum
I don't believe I am related. My line runs through Hiram's brother Henry.
Added by Ancestry Diva on Jan 25, 2015 9:36 AM
Bonnie Maskery
Nelson Dennis #28709185
Dear Jeanie,
Thank you so much for this transfer. Update completed. I appreciate this very much.
Added by Bonnie Maskery on Dec 19, 2014 12:47 AM
S Hemingway
Frederick Struckman
Thanks for the Fred Struckman transfer. Your Findagrave contributions are very appreciated.
Added by S Hemingway on Dec 11, 2014 6:24 AM
Jan Franco
RE: 9526646 Mary Chase Leete
Added by Jan Franco on Nov 22, 2014 1:07 PM
Jeff Lloyd 2004-2015
Harriot L. Rogers transfer...
Hi Jeanie!
Wow! That was unexpected!
Much thanks for the transfer! So very nice of you to trust me with its care, which I will (and have done already!)

Check out her story when you get a chance...

Thank you again,
Added by Jeff Lloyd 2004-2015 on Nov 03, 2014 8:56 AM
Sharon Williams
Frank M Jackson
Thank you for the civil war information. We live in Santa Cruz. My husband's great grandmother Myrtle May Martz Thomas was also buried at Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery (46905912)in 1902. I believe she may be near Frank M Jackson. I have no connection to him other than that. I felt compelled to create a memorial for him because of his nearness to her. When we found where she was buried and made a call to confirm, we were told that she was on the list but had no marker. My husband built a cross and we attached an antique brass urn to it for flowers. When we took the cross to the cemetery, we found that there was in fact a large flat marker there for her. We added our cross. We have been back a few times and love the cemetery and Santa Rosa, as well.
Added by Sharon Williams on Jul 14, 2014 6:30 AM
Parents of Mark McDonald, Sr 28906524
I've found his father, listed in Masonic Cemetery of San Francisco (defunct-moved to Woodlawn) and mother:

120527749 father -Col. James Mcdonald

120539408 mother-Martha Peter(Peters)


Added by Marcialyn on Jul 01, 2014 11:58 AM
Pamela Fowler Sweeney
RE: photographs for Santa Rosa Rural
Thank you Jeanie, you do good work too! It has been a pleasure working with you on this site for the past few years.

Added by Pamela Fowler Sweeney on Jun 28, 2014 11:16 PM
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