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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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Jim Forsythe
Forsyth Transfer
Robert Alexander Forsyth
Memorial# 28708509

Sarah Phillips "Sally" Glosson Forsyth
Memorial# 28708510

Sarah P Mizer Forsyth Hart
Memorial# 118456473

Thank you very much Jeanie
Added by Jim Forsythe on Oct 19, 2014 8:31 PM
Jim Forsythe
Sarrah Forsyth
Sorry to hear about your arm Jeanie, I hope it is on the mend. I would love the transfer of Sarrah Forsyth, and any transfers of any more Forsyth's.

Added by Jim Forsythe on Oct 19, 2014 6:14 PM
Michael Sawyer
bert bertino info
The only information on his bio I can take credit for is the fact that he worked for Luther Burbank. Please change the bio to reflect that. Thank you.
Added by Michael Sawyer on Aug 22, 2014 2:53 PM
Michael Sawyer
RE: Bert Bertino
I know there is a patch on Jack London's ranch, and I know they were friends.
Added by Michael Sawyer on Aug 22, 2014 2:48 PM
Michael Sawyer
RE: Bert Bertino
Added by Michael Sawyer on Aug 21, 2014 9:24 AM
Michael Sawyer
Bert Bertino
Hi Jeanie,

Just noticed your nice memorial for Bert Bertino, and your death year incorrectly states 1945. Just thought you'd want to know so you could correct that. Also, you might want to add in the bio that he worked as a gardener for Luther Burbank. You can check with Luther Burbank Home and Gardens to confirm this.

Many Thanks
Added by Michael Sawyer on Aug 20, 2014 5:14 PM
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
Col McDonald's daughter Ralphine's death announcement
Death of Colonel Mark L. MoDonald's Child.

The only daughter of Col. Mark L. McDonald died at Santa Rosa yesterday afternoon, at 6 o'clock. The child was aged about seven years. The remains will be brought to San Francisco on the morning train to-day.

Daily Alta California, Volume 29, Number 9915, 31 May 1877 Front Page

Memorial 28906526

Added by Marcialyn on Jun 19, 2014 5:02 PM
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