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Mac in Sac. (#47514506)
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Bio Photo I was born in Sacramento, California and lived there for 56 years until I retired in 2013. I now live in the Texas Hill Country.

The Old Historic Sacramento City Cemetery is not only a historical landmark, it is a beautiful place to visit. The best time to visit the cemetery is in the Spring time when all the flowers are in bloom. If you love old cemeteries, i'm sure you would enjoy looking at the Old Historic Sacramento City Cemetery Photo Gallery on my family website.

My profile picture is a picture of the stained glass window in the John Watt mausoleum.

Over the years, the toombstones and monuments at the Old Historic Sacramento City Cemetery have been vandalized and stolen, and a lot of the toombstones can hardly be read any more. Just take a look at some of the memorials and you can see how bad some of the headstones are. It was my goal to photograph as many of the old and decaying headstones so that they can at least be preserved in photographs on this website.

In creating the memorials, I tried to be as accurate as possible. I used the information on the headstone and the information on the Sacramento City Cemetery Burial Index ("The Marsh Index"). If there was a discrepancy, I did additional research on the internet. Anyone that does genealogical research knows that people make mistakes and that the records are not always accurate; mostly due to trying to decipher cursive writing. So if you believe any information in any of the memorials is inaccurate, please let me know.

I also look for newspaper birth, marriage and death notices for the people I create memorials for. Newspaper articles are a real good source of information, and great for linking family members. I used the California Digital Newspaper Collection .

If you send me a suggestion or correction for a memorial please provide some documentation or other evidence to support it.

Thank you.

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August Stark #13701531
I realize that this request is rude but I would like to put more information about the man on his memorial. I would like to post a large article about the death of A H Stark but the amount of photos allowed is full. I noticed that there are 2 pictures posted that are very similar, could you remove one of the pictures? If you do, then let me know so I can post the description of the accident that took his life.
Thank you,
Added by Pammie4206 on Jul 25, 2017 2:57 AM
James Faris 1822-1916
Request originally sent via Edit Tab on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:50 AM ... I routinely send myself a "copy" and review those not yet completed. May I respectfully request that you add this biographical information?

Contributor name: Mac in Sac.
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Their suggestion:
The Gridley Twice-A-Week Herald, Wednesday, March 22, 1916, pg 1 col 6-7: Nonagenarian Well Known Here Died At His Home. James Faris, 94, Well Known Here Died At Sacramento Today. At 2 o’clock this afternoon, Mar. 22, James Faris, well known capitalists, who had large interests in the Gridley neighborhood, died at his home in Sacramento, at the age of 94. Deceased was a native of Flemingsburg, Ky., born in 1821. He came to California about 1850 and engaged in farming and in the cattle business. He acquired large holdings of land, including nearly 4,000 acres in Butte county. He also owned a good deal of land in other districts of California.

Mr. Faris was married twice, his first wife being Nannie Biggs, daughter of the late Marion Biggs, of Gridley, and sister of E.E. Biggs, of this place. He had two sons, one by each marriage. The elder son, James Faris, Jr., resides in Canada, where he is a large operator in cattle and farming. The second son, Dr. Clifton F. Faris, is a physician of Sacramento. Both were at the bedside of their father when he died.

Mr. Faris had been ill for about two months with the infirmities of age, but up to a year or less ago, he was remarkably well for a man of such advanced age, coming to Gridley frequently to look after his extensive properties and to visit his old friends.

No arrangements have been announced for the funeral.

Adriana in Butte Co., CA
Added by Adriana on Mar 30, 2017 3:35 PM
Deborah Smith
Thank You!
Thank you so much for transferring my Great-Grandparents "Heisen" over to me. I am thrilled! smile
Deborah Smith
Added by Deborah Smith on Feb 25, 2016 10:19 PM
Mike Kearney
Barney Kearney
Thanks for the transfer of Barney Kearney. I will be happy to maintain this account going forward. Much appreciated.

Mike Kearney
Added by Mike Kearney on Feb 25, 2016 11:36 AM
Deborah Smith
Transfer Memorials
I am the great-granddaughter of Charles and Adelheid HEISEN.

Charles Memorial # 71211731
Adelheid's Memorial # 71211604

I manage the memorials for all of their children.
Would you be so kind as to transfer my great-grandparents Memorials to me, please?

Thank you.
Deborah Smith #47869885
Added by Deborah Smith on Feb 11, 2016 12:55 PM
Bob in San Jose
Rosella Stafford #76631616
The article below appeared in Sacramento Union on 23 Aug 1916 (page 2) after her death.

PIONEER WOMAN CALLED BY DEATH Mrs. Rosella Stafford, Wife of Clerk of Appellate Court, Passes Away. - Mrs. Rosella Stafford, wife of John T. Stafford, clerk of the third district court of appeals, and for 45 years a resident of Sacramento, died suddenly at her home, 914 Fourteenth Street early last evening following an illness of some three years. Mrs. Stafford was a strong, robust woman up to the time of the St. Nicholas hotel fire, February 2, 1913, when a number of guests lost their lives. The hotel was located on I street, between Thirteenth and Fourteenth, abutting the Stafford home. She suffered from shock then and never fully recovered.
Mrs. Stafford was a native of Wisconsin, but a pioneer of Sacramento. She was widely known for her charitable work in this and adjacent cities and was particularly active in lodge work, belonging to the Pythian Sisters, the Order of Ben Hur and the Modern Brotherhood of America. Surviving her, besides a husband, are her daughter, Mrs. R. N. Philpot and son, Peter Coffield, both of Sacramento; a sister, Mrs. George I. Marvin of Folsom and brother, Monroe Powderly of San Francisco. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.
Added by Bob in San Jose on Dec 25, 2015 6:50 PM
Gerald Mattison
Agnes S Jaycoax
Agnes S Jaycoax was not the daughter of Elizabeth Stevenson but the daughter of Elizabeth's brother Matthew Stevenson M.D. and his wife Agnes M Lander. Jerry
Added by Gerald Mattison on Dec 12, 2015 9:15 AM
Jim Lyons
Find A Grave Memorial# 83878682
Re: Fred C. Kripp

I added a 1908 newspaper drawing to his site. Take a look and If you don't think it's the right man I'll take it off.

-Jim Lyons
Added by Jim Lyons on Jul 08, 2015 6:43 PM
Deborah Smith
Transfer of Memorials
I would love to be the keeper of my great-grandparents' memorials.

Charles Heisen - #71211731
Adelheid Heisen - #71211604

Thank you so much for setting up their memorials. I have been to their grave-site. (smile)

My Find a Grave #47869885

Deborah Smith
Added by Deborah Smith on Apr 06, 2015 4:24 PM
William Harold Lee

William Harold Lee is my father and his date of birth is August 31, 1923 not August 21 as you entered. The correct date is on his grave stone in the photo, as well a listed in the Social Security Death Index. His Mother was Vera Mae Sizelove, she is buried in the Gridley Biggs cemetery in Biggs California, buried with her mother, Hannah J. Sizelove (my grandmother). My father married Raphalia Marchiesello born in NJ 3/21/33, and died 8/5/2010 in Walnut Creek, California. She is buried in the Italian Cemetery in Colma, California. They are the parents of:

Linda Delores May 23, 1953 in SF
Gary William June 15, 1954 in SF
Kathleen Marie June 26,1955 in SF
Diane Iris May 14, 1957 in SF
Candace Joy November 12,1960 in SF
Terrence Patrick March 15, 1963 in SF (twin)
Gerald Jan March 15, 1963 in SF (twin)

My father was also married to Audrey Marie Campbell before my Mother. They had one son

Richard Alden Lee , he was born on 2/1/47 in SF, died 10/2/88 in Los Angeles.

Can you please add this new information to his find a grave memorial? One other thing that I wanted to mention, my father is buried in the same plot with his father, and my Grandfather William Henry Lee, he was born in 1900 and died in 1938.
Added by Anonymous on Apr 03, 2015 2:42 PM
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