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IOOF Cemetery
Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, California

Lat: 37° 28' 09"N, Lon: 122° 25' 36"W

Contributed by Dayna Chalif, Jan 06, 2005, last edited Jul 14, 2005. [zoeys_mom@yahoo.com]. Total records = 161.

Traveling west on Hwy 92 towards Half Moon Bay, the cemetery is on your right or north side, immediately west of the Hilltop Mobile Home Park. Look for the row of cypress trees. This cemetery is just east of and immediately adjacent to Pilarcitos Cemetery.

At present, there is no sign indicating that this is a separate cemetery, or an IOOF cemetery. The 2 cemeteries are separated only by a small fence with a dirt walkway that passes through them both.

This cemetery is located on the former site of the original Nuestra Senora del Pilar (Our Lady of the Pillar) Catholic Church. The Church was destroyed by fire in 1876, and the International Order of Odd Fellows bought the land for a cemetery a few years after that.

This cemetery is in poor condition and does not have a caretaker. It is overgrown with weeds and brambles and there is garbage everywhere. Many of the stones are broken, toppled over or missing altogether, and a few of the plots are completely covered with clover. Many graves hard to find because they are beneath overgrown trees or covered with weeds. Although the last 2 burials here were in 1981 and 1994, it has been largely abandoned since the late 1960s.

All information was copied from existing gravestones when I walked this cemetery myself over the course of the month of December 2004. I would be happy to email pictures of individual gravestones to anyone who asks.

- Dayna Chalif

Adams, Glenn Brigham, b. 1968, d. 1994, Deeply loved, forever missed, returned to God
Albrecht, Christina, b. 1846, d. 1917
Albrecht, Edward W., b. 1828, d. 1899
Albrecht, Edward, b. 1877, d. 1955
Albrecht, Elizabeth M., b. 1873, d. 1962
Albrecht, Frederick, b. 1865, d. 1944
Albrecht, Martin, b. 1868, d. 1954
Baecke, Raymond, b. 1884, d. 1948
Baker, Thomas Alan, b. 3 Jun 1958, d. 18 Mar 1974, age: 16y 9m, People so seldom say I love you and then its either too late or love goes…So when I tell you I love you it doesnt mean I know you will never go, only that I wish you didnt have to.
Banghart, A. Woolston, b. 10 Sep 1826 New Jersey, d. 1 Apr 1898, s/w Nancy Banghart
Banghart, Nancy Margaret, b. 1835, d. 1920, s/w A. Woolston Banghart
Bettencourt, Joseph S., b. 1870, d. 1955
Bettencourt, Mary C., b. 1886, d. 1940
Beulah, Elizabeth, d. 13 Dec 1906, s/w Elmer & Rosina Beulah
Beulah, Elmer, d. 27 Oct 1895, s/w Elizabeth & Rosina Beulah
Beulah, Rosina, d. 28 Nov 188?, s/w Elmer & Elizabeth Beulah
Blum, Mary Evalynn, b. 1916, d. 1972
Borden, George Riley, b. New York, d. 21 Jul 1897, age: 84y
Bridges, Anna Lucille, b. 1955, d. 1956, age: 1y, Baby
Bridges, Celce, b. 28 Jun 1932, d. 5 Oct 1968, age: 36y 3m, Private, US Army, Arkansas
Brown, Signa O., b. Dec 1894, d. 1941
Casaday, Grace R., b. 1890, d. 1955, s/w Herbert Casaday
Casaday, Herbert N., b. 1886, d. 1955, s/w Grace Casaday
Cherington, Edward M., b. 7 Jun 1831, d. 19 Dec 1881, age: 50y 6m, s/w Johnston family plot
Compton, Fred, b. 1878, d. 1932
Compton, Isabelle, b. 1841, d. 1905
Compton, James, b. 1826, d. 1908
Coole, Lawrence Earl, b. 17 May 1876, d. 29 Jan 1957
Coole, Vernia (Winslow), b. 6 Oct 1879, d. 24 Jul 1952
Cousin, Guillaume, b. 10 Mar 1796 Bordeaux, France, d. 15 Jul 1861, This stone may have been carried from the older section of the cemetery. It is broken and laying on the grass, and does not seem to match up with any of the broken bases in this section of the cemetery. It is also older than any other stone in this section.
Daniels, Edward, b. 1875, d. 1952, age: 77y, s/w Eva Daniels
Daniels, Eva, b. 1877, d. 1952, age: 75y, s/w Edward Daniels
Digges, A. A., d. 9 Jun 1906, age: 27y, s/w all Digges
Digges, Alice M., b. 1890, d. 1970, s/w all Digges
Digges, Ernest E., b. 1881, d. 1948, s/w all Digges
Digges, Robert M., b. Ireland, d. 19 Mar 1897, age: 61y, s/w all Digges, IOOF symbol
Digges, Willie D., d. 28 Jul 1910, age: 27y, s/w all Digges, IOOF symbol
Dunn, Sarah, d. 10 Oct 1883, age: 80 y, wife of Andrew Dunn, s/w Pringle family
Easterday, Florence (Littlejohn), b. 1857, d. 1951
Emerson, Mark, b. 1831, d. 1906, Mason symbol, s/w H. Wilson, A & J Taylor
Ferreira, Joseph A., b. 13 Jul 1910, d. 28 Jul 1954
Floyd, Cornelia, b. 1875, d. 1953, Mother, s/w Daniel Floyd
Floyd, Daniel, b. 1868, d. 1943, Father, s/w Cornelia Floyd
Fox, Fred Elgin, b. 14 Aug 1911, d. 29 May 1972, Tech 4 US Army WWII Idaho
Fox, Herbert R., b. 1878, d. 1949
Gilchrist, Emma B, b. 1872, d. 1968, s/w Norman Gilchrist
Gilchrist, Norman, b. 1863, d. 1948, s/w Emma Gilchrist
Giovannoni, Ann T., b. 1918, d. 1961, Mother, In Gods Care
Goda, Edward James, b. 1902, d. 1975
Golda, Dorothy May, b. 1907, d. 1981, age: 74y, I think I see a buttercup…oooh! Look at the pansies., The nicknames Duckie and Go Go are also listed
Granger, Gracie, no dates, age: 3 m, Daughter of Laura & Frank Granger, s/w Laura, Laurene & Mabel Granger
Granger, Laura (Husing), b. 1859, d. 1891, age: 32y, Wife of Frank Granger, Mother of Gracie, Mabel, Laurene, s/w Gracie, Laurene, Mabel Granger
Granger, Laurene, no dates, age: 9m, Daughter of Laura & Frank Granger
Granger, Mabel, no dates, age: 4y, Daughter of Laura & Frank Granger
Griffith, Adeline (Harriman), b. Goshen IN, d. 1904, w/o William
Griffith, William, b. Virginia, d. 1912, h/o Adeline
Hancock, Arthur S., b. 1908, d. 1922
Hancock, Mary Ann, b. 18 Jun 1844, d. 28 Mar 1923, Mother, s/w Thomas Hancock
Hancock, Thomas, b. 16 Jan 1842, d. 6 Feb 1922, Father, s/w Mary Ann Hancock
Harris, William O., b. 1880, d. 1968, At Rest
Harvey, Sam, b. 1874, d. 1959
Hatch, Alvin S., b. 1876, d. 1967
Hatch, Evelyn (Fox), b. 6 Nov 1902, d. 30 Oct 1995
Hatch, Francis W., b. 8 Nov 1856, d. 20 Jun 1885, The only Hatch buried outside of the family plot
Hatch, Maria J., b. 20 Jan 1850, d. 20 Feb 1888, Wife of Rufus Hatch, s/w Rufus & Ruby Hatch, Clara Kneese & Terence McGovern
Hatch, Ruby Elizabeth, b. 7 Feb 1882, d. 20 Aug 1949, Wife of Alvin S. Hatch, s/w Rufus & Maria Hatch, Clara Kneese & Terence McGovern
Hatch, Rufus Harvey, b. 22 Sep 1829, d. 29 Oct 1906, Husband of Maria J. Hatch, s/w Maria & Ruby Hatch, Clara Kneese & Terence McGovern
Henderson, Sarah Jane, b. 1871, d. 1911
Herling, Mary N., b. Germany, d. 4 Feb 1900, age: 79y 10m 27d, The top left corner of the stone (the part with her given name on it) is broken and lies next to the larger stone.
Herz, Anny My, b. 1890, d. 1970, s/w Paul Herz
Herz, Paul H.W., b. 1891, d. 1943, s/w Anny Herz
Hicks, Carrie, b. 15 Nov 1841, d. 10 Jan 1913, Wife of Henry J. Hicks, Hancock family plot
Hicks, M. J., b. 1837, d. 1917, Hancock family plot
Hintz, Agnes, b. 1858, d. 1944, Mother
Hunsaker, Philene F., b. Hudson, Michigan, d. 31 Dec 1909, Wife of John Hunsaker
Hunting, Burt E., b. 1867, d. 1945
Hunting, Grace L., b. 1859, d. 1945
Husing, Grace, b. 1850, d. 1921, Wife of Rathye, s/w Granger family
Husing, Rathye, b. 1840, d. 1894, s/w Granger family, Mason symbol
Jackson, John H., b. 1874, d. 1958
Johnston, Alice J., b. 13 Mar 1852, d. 20 Jun 1863, age: 11y 3m
Johnston, E. S., b. 24 Nov 1871, d. 8 Apr 1903, age: 31y
Johnston, Glorian, b. 15 Apr 1827, d. 2 Dec 1880, age: 53y, Wife of Thomas Johnston, s/w Thomas Johnston
Johnston, Henry, d. 14 Oct 1936, s/w Thomas Johnston
Johnston, Isabella, b. 17 Jul 1820, d. 10 Nov 1900, age: 80y, Sister of James, William, Thomas
Johnston, James G., b. 1861, d. 1940, age: 79y, Son of John & Mary Johnston
Johnston, James, b. 7 Oct 1813 Scotland, d. 3 Oct 1879, age: 61y, Husband of Petra de Jara Johnston
Johnston, John, b. 13 Nov 1826 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, d. 31 Jan 1893, Pioneer 1849, Erected to the memory of brother past master John Johnston, a zealous Mason, deeply attached to the order, always taking an interesting part in its work and deliberations, Erected by the Masons
Johnston, Mary A., b. 17 Apr 1833, d. 17 Feb 1885
Johnston, Mary H., b. 1838, d. 1911, Mother, Wife of John Johnston
Johnston, T. Francis, b. 15 Feb 1858, d. 17 Dec 1883, age: 25y 10m
Johnston, Thomas C., d. 31 Jul 1926, s/w Henry Johnston
Johnston, Thomas, b. 2 Dec 1816, d. 26 Aug 1904, age: 85y, Husband of Glorian Johnston, s/w Glorian Johnston, Mason symbol
Johnston, W. R., b. 29 Jul 1865, d. 25 Apr 1902, age: 36y
Johnston, William, b. 11 Aug 1824, d. 14 Apr 1899, age: 74y
Kelly, R. M., no dates, Name is crudely hand etched into a concrete grave.
Knapp, Eliza (Clark), b. 1835, d. 1915, age: 70y, s/w Elizabeth Misner & Robert Knapp
Knapp, Elizabeth (Misner), b. 1833 New York, d. 1879 Half Moon Bay, age: 46y, s/w Eliza Clark & Robert Knapp
Knapp, Robert Isriel, b. 1833,New York, d. 1904 Half Moon Bay, age: 71y, s/w Eliza Clark & Elizabeth Misner
Kneese, Clara Elizabeth, b. 7 Mar 1885, d. 18 Dec 1919, Wife of George A. Kneese, s/w Ruby, Rufus & Maria Hatch, & Terence McGovern
Lightfoot, William P., b. 1866, d. 1939
Lisbon, Joe M., b. 1854, d. 1931, s/w Marie Lisbon
Lisbon, Marie, b. 1849, d. 1921, age: 72y, s/w Joe Lisbon
Marenco, Joseph, b. 1897, d. 1953
McGovern, Edna (Hatch), b. 4 Jul 1878, d. 25 Aug 1964, buried in Hatch family plot
McGovern, Terence Clement, b. 13 Jul 1908, d. 8 Jan 1909, s/w Ruby, Rufus & Maria Hatch, & Clara Kneese
McKenzie, R., no dates
McNew, Wanetta C., b. 24 Feb 1941, d. 27 Jun 1945, age: 4y 4 m
Miramontez, Arnold F., b. 1875, d. 1953, age: 78y, s/w Lizzie Miramontez
Miramontez, Lizzie H., b. 1882, d. 1958, s/w Armold Miramontez
Misner, William, b. 1867, d. 1923, Odd Fellows symbol
Nelson, Elizabeth, b. 1854, d. 1917
Nelson, Harry, b. 1879, d. 1962
Nelson, William, b. 1849, d. 1915
Nye, Charles T., b. 1876, d. 1975, age: 99y
Nye, Signe W., b. 1883, d. 1964, age: 81y
Oleson, Britta, b. Feb 1886, d. 1938
Oleson, John A., b. Dec 1897, d. 1945
Oleson, John, b. May 1847, d. 1925
Paulsen, Sybil (Easterday), b. 9 Nov 1876, d. 9 Sep 1961
Paxton, Ruth L., b. 1909, d. 1959
Pringle, Eliza M., d. 24 Jan 1875, age: 40y, Wife of William Pringle, s/w William Pringle
Pringle, Sarah J., d. 28 Dec 1913, age: 78 y, s/w all other Pringles
Pringle, William, d. 8 Dec 1909, age: 72y, s/w Eliza Pringle
Quirk, Bertha, b. 1872, d. 1949, Mother of Isabell Serpa & Gladys Wolf
Rhoades, Davida, b. 13 Jun 1924, d. 3 Jun 1940, s/w Oris Rhoades
Rhoades, Oris, b. 19 Aug 1921, d. 3 Jun 1940, s/w Davida Rhoades
Roberts, Arthur E, b. 1890, d. 1961, s/w Reccie & Gretta Roberts
Roberts, Gretta (Hurtt), b. 1913, d. 1957, s/w Reccie & Arthur Roberts
Roberts, Reccie D., b. 1897, d. 1965, s/w Arthur & Gretta Roberts
Rue, Katherine M., b. 1875, d. 1916
Schubert, Adolphine, b. 1844, d. 1922, age: 78y, s/w Eduard & Leo Schubert
Schubert, Eduard, b. 1829, d. 1905, age: 76y, s/w Adolphine & Leo Schubert
Schubert, Infant, no dates, Baby, Small stone in Schubert family plot, No other markers to indicate given name of the baby
Schubert, Leo R., b. 1867, d. 1894, age: 27y, s/w Adolphine & Eduard Schubert
Schuyler, Charles R., b. 1843, d. 1922, buried in Hatch family plot
Schuyler, James W., b. 1840, d. 1910, buried in Hatch family plot
Serpa, ??, d. 1895, Very weathered slim wooden marker, s/w ??lle Serpa
Serpa, ??lle, d. 1893, Very weathered slim wooden marker, s/w ?? Serpa
Shad, Clifford, b. 1878, d. 1951
Sipley, Alexander, b. 1889, d. 1958
Soltau, Claus, d. 28 May 1903, age: 57y
Stevens, Theresa, b. 1876, d. 1941
Stewart, Floyd J., b. 1901, d. 1958
Stokes, Birdie (Hollis), b. 1900, d. 1969, Mother, In Gods Care
Taylor, Ann, b. 1820, d. 1897, Mason symbol, s/w M. Emerson, H. Wilson, J. Taylor
Taylor, James, b. 1822, d. 1906, Mason symbol, s/w M. Emerson, H. Wilson, A. Taylor
Vidal, Esteban, b. 1832 Lerida, Spain, d. 1889, age: 57y
Wagner, Arthur Ruble, b. 1884, d. 1944, s/w Katherine Wagner
Wagner, Katherine Cora, b. 1880, d. 1964, s/w Arthur Wagner
Walker, Hannah, b. 13 Jan 1814, d. 28 Jul 1886
Walker, John, b. Michigan, d. 18 Feb 1894, age: 64y, s/w Mary Walker
Walker, Mary, b. 20 May 1826,Limerick, Ireland, d. 9 Feb 1900, s/w John Walker
Watkins, Mattie W., b. 10 Jul 1883, d. 29 Oct 1962, In Gods Care
Wilson, Henry, b. 1820, d. 1863, Mason symbol, s/w M. Emerson, A & J Taylor
Wolf, Frederic H., b. 23 Jan 1897, d. 1 Sep 1967, Ler 1 US Navy WWI, California
Wolf, Galen Russell, b. 1889, d. 1976
Wolf, Harold Griffith, b. 1887, d. 1965
Wolf, William L., b. 1892, d. 1960
Wymer, Joan, b. 1924, d. 1957
Wymer, Joseph Dorris, b. 1921, d. 1957

Misc:
??selle, Ambrose, no dates, thin & very weathered wooden marker
D, F. J. Mrs., Mrs. FJD etched on an otherwise unmarked concrete slab
MacCraw, Small marker with only surname listed
missing, broken or unreadable stones, 21, including 14 blank, thin wooden markers, 1 very weathered rusted tiny metal & paper marker, and 6 stones that fell off their bases and disappeared
Olney, No individual stones, just a plot with two large pieces of concrete that look like buoys and a plaque with the family surname.
unmarked plots, 5 (including 2 that are currently overgrown with weeds) IOOF Sec

 

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