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judi wiltjer (#47510979)
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Bio Photo Avid researcher, I live in Ventura, CA and will be willing to get pictures of gravestones in the Ventura county area.

Please feel free to use any photos I upload. They are not art, they are YOUR friends and relatives. Please use the information and photos as you see fit. ~ judi

St. Mary's Cemetery aka Cemetery Memorial Park aka Cemetery Park in Ventura, CA is my main focus. I am entering the city burial list information, which states "Burial Date", not date of death. The dates will be close, and as family members step forward I will transfer relatives when requested, or change information as research shows correct dates or names. The city records have been transcribed from two different sources, and I have found errors as I am working on the entries.
Original headstones were removed in 1964. Some were claimed by family members. Some were moved to other cemeteries. Majority of interred remain in place without any markings. The city has a replacement plan for markers requested by family. A few of these replacement markers currently dot the park landscape.
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More research: Charles Johnson, Director of the Research Library at the Museum of Ventura County
805-653-0323 ext. 320

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Jerry Green
RE: Wiley Land
Info from newspaper article from
Added by Jerry Green on Jun 14, 2017 10:23 AM
Julie B
RE: Sexton at Cemetery Park

Just wanted to let you know that all the SEXTON(s) you have buried at Cemetery Park are most likely at Ivy Lawn since they appear to have stones there.

Added by Julie B on Jan 18, 2017 12:07 PM
RE: 112760675, COMSTOCK
She may be. I am working my way though my family lists and haven't gotten to the Comstocks yet. I am still in the B's. As I find them, I will post. Thanks for maintaining these records.
Added by Lahav on Nov 02, 2016 8:28 PM
Joan Greenough
RE: Kroger-Rayhill
You're welcome. I'm glad to help anytime.
Added by Joan Greenough on Oct 13, 2016 7:39 PM
Karen Yauney
Melcena Bailey 1866-1958
Hi, Judi my name is Karen (Keeran) Yauney. Melcena my 1x's Great Grandmother on my fathers side. According to my research she passed Jan 18, 1958 there in Ventura. I cannot find out any information of her burial an I was wondering if you have ever run across her name or to where she is buried. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Hope to hear from you soon
Karen (Keeran) Yauney
Added by Karen Yauney on Oct 12, 2016 4:46 PM
L wergey
Barbara (Velarde) Bennett
Hi Judi;
Just wanted to thank you so much for the transfer of the Barbara Bennett memorial. I've already added pictures, an obituary, updated name and B & D info, and installed the linkage to husband Manuel, parents, and brothers & sisters. I'll next be working edits to link her 6 children, then their children and so on.
Also, yes I am aware of Manuel's reburial at Santa Barbara, and have tried for years to locate and photograph the grave without success - but I haven't given up as yet. Meanwhile, I'll submit a few edits to you for his memorial.
Thanks again Judi, this is one that I've wanted to work on for quite some time - I hope you like my updates.
... Larry ...
Added by L wergey on Apr 16, 2016 4:00 PM
Janis Babb
Hi Judy, I am researching Clarence Alonzo Overman and am seeing a lot of researchers but little proof of marriage and childrens births. Do you have any info you can give me? Was he married to this Rita Sofia Schneider? I notices flowers left at Clarences' grave and you called him pops. Any real connection? I have found 6 births of children to a Clarence and Rita in North Carolina. Any help you can share would be great. Thanks,
Janis Webb Babb
Added by Janis Babb on Apr 07, 2016 9:21 AM
James Patterson
michael j. cayo
The birth date is 23 Nov 1877, Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
Added by James Patterson on Mar 02, 2016 8:43 AM
Gail and Arlene Warner
Elisha D.W. Shekell 96526252
His wife Lucinda is #96526170.

Thank you!!
Added by Gail and Arlene Warner on Aug 24, 2015 3:52 PM
Joel Shore
RE: update...
Yeah, there are probably quite a few Lawrence's in the cemetery. Although the W initial could be an error, I doubt it because to me it also looks like a W in the interment records, as well as on the gravestone.

The 3 places to look for Mt Hope Cemetery, besides Find a Grave itself, are the interment records (, the plot maps (, and the survey of surviving legible gravestones (

Daryl VerStreate, who made that Find a Grave memorial for Charles W Lawrence et al., used the Mt Hope Interment Records to create memorials for practically everyone who died through 1892. So usually if they are in those records and died before then, they will be in Find-a-Grave. (There are some exceptions, but they seem to be almost exclusively people whose last name starts with B, for some reason.)

However, if they died after 1892, then it is more likely than not that they will NOT yet have a memorial created on Find-a-Grave.

Added by Joel Shore on Aug 15, 2015 6:32 AM
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