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Charley Parkhurst, Stagecoach Driver

Charley Parkhurst, Stagecoach Driver

Charley Parkhurst 1812-1879 Buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Watsonville, CA Stagecoach travel was an important mode of transportation in El Dorado County during the second half of the 1800s. Stage routes were established between towns, carrying passengers, mail, gold and other goods. One famous stagecoach driver, known as a “whip,” was Charley Parkhurst. He, or as […]

Women in Union Cemetery: Louisiana Schnell

Women in Union Cemetery: Louisiana Schnell

The women featured in this series of articles are part of the Women in Union Cemetery Tour conducted by Mike Roberts in 2024. Louisiana Schnell 1903-1985 Buried in Placerville Union Cemetery,  Section 17 Block 1 Plot F Louisiana Schnell was born and raised in Pennsylvania but actually taught school in Louisiana for seven years. Coincidence? […]

Women in Union Cemetery: Gertrude Kirk Cornelison

Women in Union Cemetery: Gertrude Kirk Cornelison

The women featured in this series of articles are part of the Women in Union Cemetery Tour conducted by Mike Roberts in 2024. Gertrude Kirk Cornelison 1889 – 1974 Buried in Placerville Union Cemetery, Section 17 Block 30 Plot E Portrayed by Lori Whittle, Save the Graves 2022 event Gertrude was the only daughter of […]

Women in Union Cemetery: Albina “Bine” Ingham

Women in Union Cemetery: Albina “Bine” Ingham

The women featured in this series of articles are part of the Women in Union Cemetery Tour conducted by Mike Roberts in 2024. Albina “Bine” Ingham 1856-1921 Buried in Placerville Union Cemetery, Section 17 Block 20 Plot C Albina Ingham, always known as “Bine,” was born in 1856 in Illinois and moved to Coloma when […]

Women in Union Cemetery: Lora Kyburz Blair

Women in Union Cemetery: Lora Kyburz Blair

The women featured in this series of articles are part of the Women in Union Cemetery Tour conducted by Mike Roberts in 2024. Lora Kyburz Blair 1877 – 1957 Buried in Placerville Union Cemetery, Section 01 Block 3 Plot C Portrayed by Julie Manwaring, Save the Graves 2023 event Lora Kyburz was born on the […]

Women in Union Cemetery: Marion Blair Harris

Women in Union Cemetery: Marion Blair Harris

The women featured in this series of articles are part of the Women in Union Cemetery Tour conducted by Mike Roberts in 2024. Marion Blair Harris 1878 – 1965 Buried in Placerville Union Cemetery, Section 01 Block 42 Plot A Portrayed by Mary Trask, Save the Graves 2023 event Marion was born in Placerville to […]

Women in Union Cemetery: Lulu Weatherwax

Women in Union Cemetery: Lulu Weatherwax

The women featured in this series of articles are part of the Women in Union Cemetery Tour conducted by Mike Roberts in 2024. Lulu Weatherwax 1873 – 1950 Buried in Placerville Union Cemetery, Section 21A Block 10 Plot E Portrayed by Lisa Destrow, Save the Graves 2021 event Lulu Weatherwax was the only child of […]

Women in Union Cemetery: Mary “Mollie” Wilcox Hurd

Women in Union Cemetery: Mary “Mollie” Wilcox Hurd

The women featured in this series of articles are part of the Women in Union Cemetery Tour conducted by Mike Roberts in 2024. Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Wilcox Hurd 1870 – 1929 Buried in Placerville Union Cemetery, Section 21A Block 15 Plot C Portrayed by Ronnie Duska Fowler, Save the Graves 2023 event Mollie was born […]

Women in Union Cemetery: Abigail Pearson Blair

Women in Union Cemetery: Abigail Pearson Blair

The women featured in this series of articles are part of the Women in Union Cemetery Tour conducted by Mike Roberts in 2024. Abigail Pearson Blair 1848 – 1940 Buried in Placerville Union Cemetery, Section 21A Block 7 Plot H Portrayed by Valery Piper, Save the Graves 2023 event Like the Blairs, the Pearsons were […]

Women in Union Cemetery: Christina Reeg Duffy Bayne

Women in Union Cemetery: Christina Reeg Duffy Bayne

The women featured in this series of articles are part of the Women in Union Cemetery Tour conducted by Mike Roberts in 2024. Christina Reeg Duffy Bayne 1871 – 1956 Buried in Placerville Union Cemetery, Section 21B Block 34 Plot C Portrayed by Lori Phillips-Whittle, Save the Graves 2019 event Christina became one of the […]