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Maude (#46634401)
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R C H
re: Petra Maria De Jara Johnston at Pilarcitos in Half Moon Bay
Hello --

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.

-- Robert
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.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Aug 31, 2014 11:06 PM
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?
Added by Henry Marsh on Aug 24, 2014 10:40 AM
SKL
John Bartels
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?
Added by Leah Johnson on Jul 03, 2014 10:05 AM
Laurie Leivas Flores
Transfer of Grave
Thank you very much.
Added by Laurie Leivas Flores on Sep 07, 2013 3:58 PM
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.
Added by Laurie Leivas Flores on Sep 07, 2013 12:06 AM
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.
Added by Barb Thompson on Jun 18, 2013 2:12 PM
Christine
Frank Terry, Jr.
Hello,

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.
Added by Christine on May 29, 2013 1:59 PM
Tiffany T
Added info
Hi Maude!

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!

Tiffany
Added by Tiffany T on May 10, 2013 2:51 PM
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