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Tom Brocher (#47674416)
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Bio Photo Since February 2012 a group of us have been working on a project to photograph the entire Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.

Over 98% of the cemetery has been photographed (less than 2690 markers need to be photographed)

All sections are completed except for half of Section CA nearest the main entrance (Sections CA-17 and CA-18 are also not done).

We add new memorials as need be and add missing information and links.

We are also identifying and deleting memorials that are for different national cemeteries.


FAG members Samme Templin, Theresa Miller, Christine S., and Cindy S. are helping to post the photos.

FAG contributor Stewart Blandon completed Section 2E. Stewart also created an excel spreadsheet for the burials in the cemetery that has been vital for the project. Stewart and Kathleen Clemence have added plot information to memorials.

FAG contributor Kathleen Clemence completed Section R.

FAG contributor Christine and Winmar finished photographing and posting photos from Section MA.

Please contact me if you have a better photograph of a headstone for a memorial (e.g., with better lighting), and I will be happy to remove my photo from the memorial.

Notes on the cemetery:

Section A: Redo north facing markers starting with A-133.

Section E: Contains markers for 45 graves of German and Italian prisoner of war from World War II; there also many graves of servicemen who died between 1865 and 1910. Markers not in the National Gravesite Locator: Maltie Andrews, John Brackman, Infant Son Crawford, John Jackson, Charles Kinnaka, Francis O'Sullivan, and Jamey Schafer.

Section F: Concepcion F. DelaCruz (F, 557) is not in the NGL

Section G: Not in NGL: Oliver Melander, James C. and Nodie Schrader.

Section H: Not in the NGL: Martha Ellen Fiedler, Bernice Peck Scott, John H. Sawyer, Lee Ellerton Dickinson, William Albert Rimmel, Bertram W. York, Michael Meglinskie, Dexter L. Drubendorfer, Bert McNulty, William Von Cleve.

Section I: Not in NGL: Frederick Bachmann, Robert Colvin, Alice & Arthur Sorenson.

Section J: Not in NGL: Carlo Barroni, John Edward Scoggins.

Section M: Not in NGL: Eugene Brozowski, Earl Chapman, Justin Lacau France, Merle Gadbury, Abramo Marko, Lillian A. Murphy, Elia Pera, Henry Stegnerski, George Pete Sucevich, Maude Edna Webster, William Ralph Williamson.

Section N: Not in the NGL: William E. Thomas.

Sections O to V: Completed June through Sept. 2014. Section R completed by Kathleen Clemence.

Section W: Not in NGL: Peter Koster, Audrey Minor, Louise C. Reeves, Arthemus Langston, Dorothy M Cross, Edith I Johnson, Thelma G Heinz, Audrey A Groom, Ethel T Dilley, others

Section X: Not listed in the NGL: Robert Linyard, Stanley H Manzano, Presner Felder, James Allen and Richard Anthony O'Kendo, William Latham Chamberlain, John H. Gwinn Washington, Tillie C. Fuelscher, John Casey, James O'Connor, Ichiro Garry Tsuruoka, Ernest Laverne Speicher, Ruth Hall, Herbert F Sweebohm, Charles Warren, John Marvin Williams, John Manuel Baldwin Bastida, Charles A Henderson, Clarence C Centeio, Karl Stohlstrom, Robert A Ausmus, Mildred R Webb, William Henry Doland, Toivo Evertt Malen, Philamena A Flowers, Ruth E Henkel

Section Y: Markers not in NGL: Daniel Baldwin Elam, Charles E. Walker, Lon Ash Cook, Frank Yee, Robert G Peterson, Elise Courrier Phillips, Joseph F Weiterer, Dudley Theodore Edson, John W Haslet, Morton Morris Eierwiess, Robert Allen Washington, Antone W Caldera, Harry M DeLacy, Michael Melnick

Section Z: Not in NGL: John H Downing, Angel B Canja, Sr., Charles Palizzolo Sicily, Albert Brown, Melvin Rucker, William Francis Clark, Ivo Sofranc Montenegro.

Section 2B: The northwestern end contains a large percentage of infants and young children.

Section 2D: Not in the National Gravesite Locator: Herbert L Dennis, Frederick Kurz Austria, Hing K Lee, Navor A Archuleta, Bernard F Fahey, John Louis Leglend

Section CA: In progress. Not in NGL?: Margana K Williams

I am currently interested in the Brocher, Lahey, Williamson, Weber, and Grumann families of eastern Wisconsin, particularly Manitowoc County.

I am also researching Nuzum, Wright, Wheeler families of western Wisconsin.

Finally, I am researching Welch, Belden, Dunbar familiies of southeastern Minnesota.
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John Uhlman
RE: Raymond and Marion Dunbar
Honestly I just wandered around for an hour and a half reading all the names. All told I found 14 people I was looking for.
Added by John Uhlman on May 13, 2015 8:43 PM
John Uhlman
RE: Raymond and Marion Dunbar
Hello. I just found Thomas and Marion out at Wisconsin Memorial in Brookfield, WI. I will add photos to their memorials if you want to move them.
Added by John Uhlman on May 13, 2015 3:08 PM
Zerelda Holder Hammer
Mitchell Headstone
Thank you so very much for the headstone picture for my cousin Darnell (Holder) Mitchell. What a gift. When you were taking pictures, did you happen to notice if there was one for her husband Kenneth Eugene Mitchell?
Added by Zerelda Holder Hammer on May 12, 2015 1:34 PM
Ron Keith
RE: Harold Dean Meadows
Added by Ron Keith on May 10, 2015 8:53 PM
Brian Flatley
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 143035628 - Flatley
Hi Tom,

Thanks so much for writing.

I can't say that's too terribly surprising. William D. and his sister Mary both died in 1899 and their plots do appear to be adjacent according to the SF genealogy link (which is how I knew they were both there). I suspect William's marker wasn't added (or updated) until after his oldest son, Joseph D., died in 1964. The stone looks to be in very fine shape.

However, William and Mary did have another sister in SF. She was Ellen M. Mullarkey (yes, also married to a Mullarkey). She died 4/19/41 and her husband's name is Edward Mullarkey.
According to the cemetery index they are also buried section G, but in row 17, plot 29 (with their daughters Nora Mullarkey-Collins and Frances Mullarkey-Duffy).

I suppose that is possibly just one row behind the Flatley marker.

I look forward to seeing if a photo pops up online!

Thank you again for the wonderful work you're doing.


Added by Brian Flatley on Apr 13, 2015 12:48 PM
Brian Flatley
Find A Grave Memorial# 143035628 - Flatley
Thank you for the wonderful photo. That grave is of my gg-grandfather William D. Flatley, his wife and some of his children.

His sister, Mary Mullarkey, died just 2 days after he died of a sickness. She is buried in the same row (Plot: G 18 30 2). I don't know if you happened to photograph any nearby graves.

You might be interested to know that William Flatley III was born the same day that William D Flatley was buried. His wife, Delia Agnes, was not able to go to his funeral due to the birth.

Anyway, thank you again!
Added by Brian Flatley on Apr 10, 2015 8:33 PM
Doug Slaunwhite
Note of Thanks!
Hi Tom-

I want to thank you for taking the opportunity to take a picture of my Nana's 1st husband's gravestone at Golden Gates National Cemetery in San Bruno, CA. Since he was killed in the war, my grandmother never knew where he was exactly buried after all those years. I searched for a while trying to find his whereabouts. One day, there was a link to click to see his gravesite. I was so happy and finally relieved to know where he is this time. I wanted to share with my grandmother long before she leaves this world one day. One day, someone in our family will go out there and see his gravesite for the 1st time.
Thanks again for taking your time to take the picture.

Added by Doug Slaunwhite on Apr 05, 2015 3:56 PM
RE: Joseph Rodgers
You're very welcome. After the winter we had, it's nice to see any color but white...
Have a good Easter...Glenn
Added by GLENN on Apr 04, 2015 6:13 PM
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Photo for the Henry Mann Memorial

The photograph is very high quality and much appreciated. My husband and I tried to find his headstone last year, but finally gave up. Henry was married to a distant cousin of mine and died a tragic death. Thanks so much for the work you are doing.
Added by REHM on Mar 25, 2015 10:26 AM
P. Oliver
RE: Swenson photos
You're welcome.
Added by P. Oliver on Mar 24, 2015 2:14 PM
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