|Lois||James M. Hall|
I went to the cemetery and asked the manager exactly where that grave site was using your plot deed coordinates. He said there is not record of him buried there, but took me the site. There were a lot of Halls buried there but he wasn't listed. Those old records for that cemetery are really poor. They really need to do something with them so they don't lose them all. The paper is disintegrated. That is an interesting cemetery. They had the Mexican families way on the south and the white families way on the north. Since then they filled in the middle part. It is a very old cemetery.
I am glad to help you out.
Added by Lois on Jul 31, 2013 9:12 AM
|Chris Klein||one more thing|
What was your grandfathers name?
I just found and read the full James Malon Hall page you created. I will go by the Spanne House sometime in the next week and see if they can provide any info on the cemetary or James Malon Hall.
|Chris Klein||More info|
What information do you have that leads you to believe James Hall died @ Surf/Lompoc? How did you determine the birth & death years? Are you using any genealogy sites? I will try to help if you will answer the above :-)
|Dale Welch||City / Village of Surf California|
The "Sea Side City of Surf California" was a very small village of i think only about 40 people most of who worked for the rail road. But it was considered a city 10 miles to the west of Lompoc.
Nothing exists of it any longer.
But if you do a search on Google in the Books area (you'll have to click on the "more" choice to get to books and then search on Lompoc, city of Surf, you should find a number of references to it.
The area it was at is now part of Vandenberg Air Force Base (which once was Camp Cooke an army base from 1941-53). They took over the town of Surf.
The Lompoc Historical Society probably has a bit more information on the village of Surf. But it fits with your family member working for the railroad.
And the Railroad stop is still known as Surf, CA.
|Lois||RE: Info on James M. Hall|
I phoned the Lompoc Cemetery and they cannot find anything about him. BUT since you have all the information on your grandfather's twin, you could go ahead and add that to his FinaGrave memorial - the Lompoc Cemetery with the Plot listed. There definitely is not a tombstone there.
That is about all I know as your options.
Added by Lois on Feb 10, 2012 10:59 AM
|Lois||Info on James M. Hall|
I checked the Lompoc papers, but there are no papers from March 1895 to Jan. 1909. So sorry I cannot help you any further, but tell me why you think he died at Surf. Surf was never a town only a train stop.
Added by Lois on Feb 09, 2012 9:39 AM
|Lois||James Malon Hall|
I noticed you requested a photo of this person's tombstone and whoever was going to take the photo says there is not record. I live in the area of where he passed away and will do a little research in the old newspapers for an obituary or death notice. If I find anything I will let you know.
Added by Lois on Feb 07, 2012 10:28 AM