Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, established by Hamden Holmes Noble in 1892, is a rural cemetery located in Colma, California, a place known as the "City of the Silent". It is the final resting site for several members of the celebrated Hearst family plus other prominent citizens from the greater San Francisco area. The cemetery was among those profiled in the 2005 PBS documentary A Cemetery Special.
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- Isabella Macdonald Alden (1841–1930), writer
- Izora Armstead (1942-2004), singer and member of The Weather Girls
- Gertrude Franklin (Horn) Atherton (1857–1948), author
- Monte Attell (1885–1960), world boxing champion
- Hubert Howe Bancroft (1832–1918), pre-eminent writer of California history
- Lincoln Beachey (1887–1915), aviation pioneer
- David Colbreth Broderick (1820–1859), U.S. Senator from California; opponent of slavery, considered martyred in a duel by a pro-slavery opponent
- Dolph Camilli (1907–1997), 1941 National League's Baseball Most Valuable Player
- John C. Cremony (1815–1879), soldier, author, newsman
- Joseph Paul Cretzer (1911–1946), bank robber and prisoner, died in the escape attempt known as the "Battle of Alcatraz"
- Laura Hope Crews (1879–1942), actress
- William H. Crocker (1861–1937), banker
- Abby Fisher (c. 1832–?), former slave and cookbook author
- Eddie Fisher (1928–2010), entertainer
- James Clair Flood (1826-1889), "Bonanza King"
- Phineas Gage (1823–1860), noted brain-injury survivor
- Andrew Smith Hallidie (1836–1900), first cable car system designer, Inventor
- George Hearst (1820–1891), businessman, father of William Randolph Hearst
- Phoebe Hearst (1842–1919), first female Regent of the University of California
- William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951), publishing magnate
- Charles S. Howard (1877–1950), businessman, owner of racehorse Seabiscuit
- Hiram W. Johnson (1866–1945), statesman, governor
- Thomas O. Larkin (1802–1858), businessman, signer of the original California Constitution
- Edwin M. Lee (1952-2017), 43rd Mayor of San Francisco
- William Lobb (1809–1864), English botanist and plant collector
- Frederick Low (1828–1894), Congressman, California Governor, statesman
- Willie McCovey (1938–2018), Major League Baseball Hall of Famer
- Addison Mizner (1872–1933), architect
- Tom Mooney (1882–1942), Wobblie, political prisoner
- William W. Morrow (1843–1929), U.S. Congressman, American Red Cross incorporator
- James Van Ness (1808–1872), 7th Mayor of San Francisco
- Lefty O'Doul (1897–1969), Major League Baseball player
- Betty Ong (1956-2001), 9/11 victim
- Joel Samuel Polack (1807–1882), trader, land speculator, writer and artist in pre-colonial New Zealand
- Grace Gimmini Potts (1886–1956), author and director of pageants
- Alvino Rey (1908–1980), jazz guitarist and bandleader
- Calvin E. Simmons (1950–1982), musical prodigy, conductor, musician
- Jack Spicer (1925–1965), poet
- Lincoln Steffens (1866–1936), McClure's magazine writer, muckraking journalist
- Charlie Sweeney (1863–1902), Major League Baseball player
- Harry Wolverton (1873–1937), Major League Baseball player and manager
Three British Commonwealth service personnel of World War I were buried here, but only one, Lieutenant Norman Travers Simpkin, Royal Field Artillery, has a marked grave in the cemetery. Two others, Canadian Army soldiers, are alternatively commemorated on a special memorial in Colma Greenlawn Memorial Park.
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- Sue Shephard (2003). Seeds of Fortune – A Gardening Dynasty. Bloomsbury. p. 151. ISBN 0-7475-6066-8.
- "LOW, Frederick Ferdinand – Biographical Information". Bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 2014-07-14.
- Chisholm, Jocelyn. "Joel Samuel – Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
- Binheim, Max; Elvin, Charles A (1928). Women of the West; a series of biographical sketches of living eminent women in the eleven western states of the United States of America. p. 76. Retrieved 8 August 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
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- Reading Room Manchester (1919-08-18). "Casualty Details". CWGC. Retrieved 2014-07-14.
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