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|R C H||re: Petra Maria De Jara Johnston at Pilarcitos in Half Moon Bay|
Today, my wife and I were visiting Green Valley Cemetery, just west of the town of Graton, in Sonoma County. In the middle of a large cleared area, away from all of the other interments, we saw a lovely old headstone that had been curiously propped-up, and seemed to be missing its lower half. The text engraved on the upper portion was stuck in my mind: "Sacred to the memory of Petra". Also visible was "wife" and "James". I've added a photo to the memorial.
When we got home, I looked up Green Valley Cemetery on Find-a-Grave, but there was no one listed there named "Petra". On a whim, I put "Sacred to the memory of Petra" into Google and was astonished to see the listing for the headstone of Petra Maria De Jara Johnston in the Pilarcitos Cemetery in Half Moon Bay! The text matches the description as do the carved cherub and woman. Surely this is the missing upper half of that headstone! How or why it ended up 100 miles to the north is a mystery, but I think it would be great if the two halves could be reunited.
Added by R C H on Oct 22, 2014 11:19 PM
|Bernard Johnson||Rabinowitz edit|
Are you aware of the ease available for edits? I have one pending with you. Under your contributor name at profile is the edit tab, and corrections can easily be done. Thank you.
|Henry Marsh||M. A. Pacheco/Our Lady of the Pillar, Half Moon Bay|
I just added a marker photo for Mateo Albert
Pacheco. Not sure if you photo is for the same
person. What do you think?
Thank you for the burial location for John, or Johann Foahim Heinrich Bartels! He was my grandfather's grandfather. I suppose his wife is also there. Much appreciated!
Added by SKL on Jul 25, 2014 9:44 AM
|Leah Johnson||Ida Rosenstein|
Dose it have any info on her parents head stones?
|Laurie Leivas Flores||Transfer of Grave|
Thank you very much.
|Laurie Leivas Flores||Henry Koshand|
I would like to request a transfer of the Henry Koshland page as he was my Great Grandfather. Thank you for considering it.
|Barb Thompson||Louis Sigal (died 9/1951)|
I was an infant when my father drowned off Montauk Point (the Pelican disaster). I was told his body was recovered and he was buried, although I never visited his grave. I saw where "Maude" indicated his body was "lost at sea" and, I could not find a gravesite for his body so, it may well be, that is the case and this as the story my mother (now, long since deceased) shared to give us closure. Please help. My children are now grown and I'd like to provide an honest accounting of what happened to the man I never really knew.. my father.
|Christine ||Frank Terry, Jr.|
I was at the cemetery in Half Moon Bay searching for James O'Cain and came across the gravestone for the Terry family. I noticed that there is an inscription for Frank Terry, Jr. on the side of the stone, so I photographed and posted it under Frank Terry, Jr. Now he will have a photograph of his own.
|Tiffany T||Added info|
I noticed you posted a stone that I believe to be my great grandmother's. The stone says "Mary C. Bettencourt", but I noticed the transcribed record on the site says "Mary Bettencourt Cardoza" (with Cardoza italicized). Cardoza was her maiden name. But if it's not written on the stone, where did this information come from?
Thanks for your help!
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