Melinda Cash

Member for
10 years · 15 days
Find a Grave ID


During the process of documenting the more than 9,000 graves at Lone Mountain Cemetery, it was discovered there are hundreds of graves with no headstone or marker. Funds are currently being raised through private donations to purchase headstones for these individuals. This project has been accepted as an approved project through the Foundation for Carson City Parks & Recreation (EIN 47-4750761) a 501(c)(3) organization. 100% of the funds raised will go to purchase headstones for those individuals buried at Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, NV. Checks should be made payable to FCCPR and mailed to FCCPR, P. O. Box 3266, Carson City, NV 89702-3266.

For those interested the oldest documented grave found so far is that of Frank Ness, born in 1827 and died in 1850, plot W1E-1-14. However, there are many undocumented graves that may be older.

Please know that my information is coming directly from the cemetery records, then this is verified to the County web site and sometimes before being added. I then walk the section just added to take photos of the grave as further confirmation. As an added note, if the headstone is poorly made, most likely it will produce a poor picture. This is an ongoing process and links to family members and obits will be added AFTER I have completed the entire cemetery which will probably take a year or more to complete. Please use the edit functions to make corrections or add information. I am more than willing to transfer memorials so please let me know if you would like to manage the memorial.

For now I am adding the obits to the memorial in the picture section. It may look tacky, however, in the interest of time it is a placeholder until at some time I can go back and add it to the memorial. In some cases it is the only proof that the individual was in fact buried at Lone Mountain. Hundreds of graves are undocumented at Lone Mountain. There is no record of these individuals at the cemetery office or the county. It is my hopes to properly identify as many people as possible through whatever means I can so we can properly acknowledge these individuals, especially to connect loved ones. If you would like these obits put in the memorial, please let me know and I will transfer management of the memorial to you and you can retype as you wish.

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