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Oro Grande Historic Memorial Park
Oro Grande, San Bernardino County, California

Lat: 34°36'00"N, Lon: 116°19'46"W

Contributed by Steve Johnson [steve@cleardigitalmedia.com]. Total records = 42.

The town of Oro Grande dates back to 1852 with the founding of a trading post along the Mojave River. Gold mining operations began shortly after. During the early 1900's, a cement factory was built, which still runs today. Most of the people interred at the cemetery are miners and cement workers.

Approximately 132 graves were spotted, most of which are marked by white wooden crosses. Most markers do not provide grave information.

To reach the cemetery, visit the town of Oro Grande, which lies along the National Trails Highway (Old Route 66), about a few miles north of Victorville. The cemetery is at the end of Olive Street.

I visited this cemetery on November 10, 2001. All information below was compiled from tombstone inscriptions.

- Steve Johnson

Alvarez, Bernardo, d. 13 Jun 1924
B., J. W., Next to Bemis graves; headstone missing, but footstone intact
Bemis, Baby, b. 1892, d. 1892
Bemis, Samuel N., b. 1882, d. 1911
Bemis, Wm W., b. 1834, d. 1899
Bennette, John T., b. 1864, d. 1944
Brito, Isidoro, b. May 1890, d. Apr 1957
Cardenas, Agapita, b. 1870, d. 1947
Cardenas, David Heliodoro, b. 1925, d. 1955
Cardenas, Heliodoro, b. 1899, d. 1961
Cardenas, Manuela Alvarez, b. 1902, d. 1955
Castulo, Lara, b. 1866, d. 1954, "De su esposa y hijos; querido esposo"
Chacon, Clemente G., b. 23 Nov 1886, d. 24 Feb 1941
Decrow, George W., d. 25 Feb 1903, 61y 6m 17d
Duron, Gregorio, b. 12 Jan 1910, d. 31 Mar 1925, "En recuerdo de su madre"
Estrada, Linda, b. 1955, d. 1957
Felix, Albert, b. 7 Aug 1925, d. 4 Mar 1942, "Our Son"
Flores, Catherina W., b. 2 Jul 1897, d. 11 May 1957, "Mother"
Fuentes, Adelina A., b. 1898, d. 1960, "Un recuerdo de familia Alvarez"
Gallegos, Bruna Reyna, b. 1920, d. 1921, "Our beloved sister"
Gallegos, Concepcion Reyna, b. 1883, d. 1928, "Our beloved mother"
Gallegos, Florence Reyna, b. 1911, d. 1944, "Our beloved sister"
Gallegos, Guadalupe Gamboa, b. 1877, d. 1925, "Our beloved father"
Gallegos, Vincente Reyna, b. 1905, d. 1930, "Our beloved brother"
Gonzalez, Tomacita, b. 2 Jun 1914, d. 27 Jul 1917
Hernandez, Marian E., d. 1954
Madrid, Margarita V., b. 1931, d. 1958
Mejia, Juanita A., b. 24 Jun 1894, d. 15 Oct 1956, "Beloved Mother"
Mejia, Rosie, b. 4 Jun 1928, d. 27 Dec 1936
Morgan, Sarah Ann, b. 1830, d. 1905
Ontiveros, Alfredo, b. 1910, d. 1959, "Father; de Esposa y Hijos"
Ramirez, Augustin, b. 11 Dec 1977, 11m, "Sus padre Luz Lopez y Cesario Ramirez de Blancarte"
Ramos, Martin, b. 17 Dec 1962, d. 16 Sep 1963, "Beloved son of Augustin & Isabel Ramos"
Rodriguez, Antonio, b. 16 Jul 1924, d. 24 May 1939, "Sus afligidos padres de dican este re curdo Juan B. Rodriquez y familia"
Rodriguez, John B., b. 9 Sep 1898, d. 23 Apr 1954, "Beloved Parents", s/w Merejilda P. Rodriguez
Rodriguez, Manuel P., b. 17 Aug 1922, d. 26 Jan 1942, "US Army; World War II PH"
Rodriguez, Matilde, b. 10 May 1926, d. 24 May 1939, "Sus afligidos padres de dican este re curdo Juan B. Rodriduez y familia"
Rodriguez, Merejilda P., b. 13 Apr 1889, d. 24 Dec 1953, "Beloved Parents", s/w John B. Rodriguez
Rutz, T. S., b. 20 Sep 1875, d. 28 May 1951
Sawtell, Junius Grant, b. 1864, d. 1901
Trujillo, Gregorita de Melendez, b. 12 Mar 1917, d. 4 Jul 1918
Ward, T. A., b. 16 Feb 1853, New Madrid Co., MO, d. 19 Dec 1890, "Loving husband of Georgia Ward"

 

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