|Jeanie Leete (#47019987)|
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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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|Linda Carrillo Stroot||Albert Francis Carrillo|
Is it possible to combine your #28601410 to 33781734 for Albert Francis Carrillo.
Thank you, Linda Carrillo Stroot
|Cindy||RE: 28907905 Lock vs Locke|
I agree! I sent a suggestion about that, but haven't heard back yet. Thank you! Cindy
Added by Cindy on Jun 11, 2016 10:25 AM
|Pamela Fowler Sweeney||Parsons|
I was adding some photos today of Mary Parsons and I noticed that you are duplicating your own Parsons memorials from 2008. The only difference is you are adding the "s" at the end of their names. I started sending edits but there are quite a few. The name is Parsons, your new memorials are correct. The Parson ones from 2008 are not. Just wanted to let you know. 😀
|Lois Pixley||Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery|
Jeanie, just a note to express my heartfelt thanks for your involvement with this cemetery. I recently learned that my great-great-great grandparents and many of their descendants are at the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery. I only live one hour away and I drove over on Mother's Day to place flowers on several family plots.
My great-great-great grandparents' names are Martha Berry and David Curtis Clark. Their children who are in that cemetery are Nancy Clark Taylor, Margaret Clark Forsyth, and Mary Ellen Clark Carithers.
Nancy was married to John Shackelford Taylor who had the White Sulphur Hot Springs. Recently a large park was created out of his 1400 acres on the east side of Santa Rosa.
Mary Ellen and Margaret were married to David Noble Carithers and Benjamin Bryant Forsyth, who created the first big department store in Santa Rosa.
One of Martha Berry and David Clark's sons moved to Visalia, in the central valley. That was my great-great grandfather and I was born in that part of the state. Through my recent interest in Ancestry.com and Findagrave.com I learned about my relatives in the north bay.
Thank you again!
To find this family, you can go to Martha Berry Clark's memorial, 28601461
|Eileen Thomas||Find A Grave Correction: Maria Patrick|
Jeanie...thanks for the plot info for Maria Louise Standley Patrick. I visited the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery in the Fall of 2012. I wish I'd known Maria was there so I could pay her a visit!
|Samantha||re: 104558817 Henderson Tabor|
The year is hard to pin down. Nothing new right? :)
1900 census; born May 1837
1910 census; born abt. 1836
CA death index has his age 73 (born about 1845).
Added by Samantha on Sep 19, 2015 5:24 PM
|Margaret Olson||RE: 28709284 Edward Edmondson|
I would love to have a transfer. Thank you. I read your bio info and thought you might like to keep everyone you have rescued, though. Adding Edward to his parents and siblings will be great.
Thanks for your Findagrave work.
|Bonnie Maskery||Nelson Dennis #28709185|
Thank you so much for this transfer. Update completed. I appreciate this very much.
|Jeff Lloyd ©2004-2016||Harriot L. Rogers transfer...|
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,
|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.
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