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Howland Flat Cemeteries

These three cemeteries are located in the old mining settlement of Howland Flat. From the outer eastern edge of Quincy, take Quincy-LaPorte Road. Drive up this road to the stop sign. Turn left. Drive approximately .9 mile and turn left onto the dirt/gravel road where there is a sign pointing toward Howland Flat. Stay on the main road; make no turns. You'll cross a bridge eventually. Keep going; a total of approximately 10.2 miles. The first cemetery (the Catholic cemetery) is located on the right, just past the old buildings. From the first cemetery, take the dead-end road on the left (almost straight across from the 1st cemetery). Toward the end of the miner's pond (on the left), you'll see an area of heavy brush and a few stones. This is the 2nd cemetey (many of the stones are beneath the brush). From the 2nd cemetery, follow the walking path around the miner's pond (on the left) to a small, narrow metal piece of rebar (iron) in the ground. Follow the barely visible walking path down to more graves. You'll have to look around; they're spread out and are now overgrown with shrubs. Some of the persons listed here are from a previous survey (in about 1972). Many of the graves are now unmarked, as the markers have completely deteriorated. It appears that some markers have been stolen, as well (particularly in the 3rd cemetery).

Historically, this area is associated with the LaPorte area of Plumas County. The entire LaPorte area used to be part of Sierra County. Today, LaPorte is part of Plumas County. The old settlement of Howland Flat remains within the boundaries of Sierra County.

Road condition: Good. Dirt/gravel roads. Not accessible in bad weather months.
Surveyed by Elizabeth Bullard-Watson on 28 Aug 2004

Name Date of Birth Date of Death Markings/Notes
Becker, Caroline 14 Jan 1847 06 Sep 1906 She has a stone of her own and also is listed on her husband's stone (Frank Becker). 3rd cemetery
Becker, Frank X. 24 Nov 1835 04 Mar 1908 3rd cemetery
Brown, Mark 23 Mar 1861 12 May 1866 3rd cemetery
Brown, Mrs. N. 25 Mar 1824 08 Jul 1910 3rd cemetery
Cannell, James c. 1834 09 Aug 1889 Native of Isle of Man. 2nd cemetery
Chittenden, Eunice A. 16 Feb 1877 31 Dec 1877 2nd cemetery
Chittenden, Mary 21 Jul 1874 23 Aug 1874 2nd cemetery
Costello, Mary c. 1827 01 Aug 1905 1st cemetery
Costello, Patrick c. 1833 08 Jan 1892 1st cemetery
Costello, Thomas 02 Oct 1862 25 Jan 1908 1st cemetery
Crowley, Ellen 1816 1894 No marker; unknown which cemetery.
Gannell, James 1834 1889 No marker; unknown which cemetery.
Goard, Alice 26 Apr 1906 04 Jul 1907 Daughter of Henry & Mary Goard. 1st cemetery
Goard, C. Henry 1897 1956 1st cemetery
Goard, George C. (Sr.) 16 Feb 1827 13 Nov 1880 Native of England. Died at Potato Patch (near Secret Diggings), CA. 2nd cemetery
Goard, Henry 1870 1927 1st cemetery
Goard, Mary A. 1874 1949 1st cemetery
Goard, Nellie 11 May 1899 19 Jun 1907 Daughter of Henry & Mary Goard. 1st cemetery
Goard, Walter 14 Mar 1909 14 Aug 1913 Son of Henry & Mary Goard. 1st cemetery
Haley, Charles 1851 1884 3rd cemetery
Hartley, Henry (No dates) 2nd cemetery
Hartley, Louisa (No dates) 2nd cemetery
Hayes, Edna 30 Jun 1902 13 Feb 1907 Daughter of T. W. & K. E. Hayes. 1st cemetery
Hayes, Willie 1897 1917 Son of T. W. & K. E. Hayes. 1st cemetery
Hellbach, Andrew 05 Feb 1843 05 May 1901 Native of Silberhausen, Germany. Died at Howland Flat, CA. 1st cemetery
Hellbach, Andrew 18 May 1879 03 Jul 1916 Probably son of Andrew Hellbach. 1st cemetery
Hughes, Margrate 25 Dec 1830 28 Oct 1895 1st cemetery
Hughes, William 25 Jan 1824 19 May 1890 1st cemetery
Leamy, John c. 1838 02 Nov 1912 3rd cemetery
McCain, George c. 1831 20 Feb 1867 2nd cemetery
McKeever, Daniel c. 1836 30 Oct 1882 1st cemetery
McKenzie, Roy 1896 1917 3rd cemetery
Meikle, Louisa 15 Jan 1883 26 Jan 1883 Daughter of D. C. & M. J. Meikle. 2nd cemetery
Moriarty, Maurice M. 1832 06 Dec 1895 Native of Ireland. 1st cemetery
O'Kean, Patrick 26 Nov 1892 29 Dec 1973 Native of CA. US ARMY AIR FORCES WWI & WWII. 1st cemetery
Overstreet, Charles E. 11 Apr 1852 15 Feb 1897 1st cemetery
Overstreet, Maggie E. (No dates) 1st cemetery
Overstreet, Willie T. (No dates) 1st cemetery
Proseus, John M. 04 Feb 1969 2nd cemetery
Proseus, William H. (No dates) 2nd cemetery
Schwering, Elizabeth 1845 1907 3rd cemetery
Schwering, Fred 1840 1914 3rd cemetery
Sinnott, Catherine 29 Apr 1835 08 Jul 1909 1st cemetery
Sinnott, Michael 27 Sep 1828 23 Aug 1908 1st cemetery
Timpson, R. P. (No dates) CO G 2ND CAL CAV. 2nd cemetery
Todd, Aaron (No dates) 2nd cemetery
Todd, Charlie T. (No dates) 1st cemetery
Todd, Elizabeth (No dates) 2nd cemetery
Totman, Ellen 1843 1891 1st cemetery
Totman, William C. 1828 1895 1st cemetery
Twede, Erland R. 09 Jan 1920 15 Jun 1980 Native of Hamilton City, CA. Died at Howland Flat, CA. 1st cemetery
Wait, Smith H. c. 1836 25 Mar 1867 2nd cemetery
Walls, John K. (No dates) CO D 2ND CAL CAV. 3rd cemetery
Walls, Mary 1857 1939 3rd cemetery
Wehrle, Anna 08 Aug 1844 25 Feb 1903 3rd cemetery
Wehrle, Joseph 28 Nov 1834 09 Jun 1907 3rd cemetery

Also in the 1st cemetery: Name illegible (marker disintigrated)… only legible words are "daughter of" and "died".

Also in 2nd cemetery: Footstones only… with "C.E.B." and "B.H.B." on them.

Added by Mark's Mom on Apr 30, 2013 9:10 PM
 

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