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Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, established by Hamden Holmes Noble in 1892, is a 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.

Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park is located in San Francisco
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Location within San Mateo County California
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Established1892
Location
  • 1370 El Camino Real
  • Colma, California
CountryUnited States
Coordinates37°40′12″N 122°27′25″W / 37.670°N 122.457°W / 37.670; -122.457Coordinates: 37°40′12″N 122°27′25″W / 37.670°N 122.457°W / 37.670; -122.457
No. of interments175,004
Websitewww.cypresslawn.com
Find a GraveCypress Lawn Memorial Park
The Political GraveyardCypress Lawn Memorial Park

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Notable burialsEdit

 
Jennie Roosevelt Pool memorial marked with the Angel of Grief

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.[8] Two others, Canadian Army soldiers, are alternatively commemorated on a special memorial in Colma Greenlawn Memorial Park.[9]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Izora Rhodes-Armstead (1942-2004) - Find A Grave Memorial. Find A Grave. Retrieved on March 31, 2019
  2. ^ Sue Shephard (2003). Seeds of Fortune – A Gardening Dynasty. Bloomsbury. p. 151. ISBN 0-7475-6066-8.
  3. ^ "LOW, Frederick Ferdinand – Biographical Information". Bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 2014-07-14.
  4. ^ Chisholm, Jocelyn. "Joel Samuel – Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Connections in Swing
  7. ^ "Harry Wolverton's career statistics". retrosheet.org. Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  8. ^ Reading Room Manchester (1919-08-18). "Casualty Details". CWGC. Retrieved 2014-07-14.
  9. ^ Reading Room Manchester. "Cemetery Details". CWGC. Retrieved 2014-07-14.

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