Cypress Lawn Memorial Park

Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, established by Hamden Holmes Noble in 1892, is a rural cemetery[1] 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
  • 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
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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]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Linden, Blanche M.G. (2007). Silent City on a Hill: Picturesque Landscapes of Memory and Boston's Mount Auburn Cemetery. Amherst, Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Press. p. 295. ISBN 978-1-55849-571-5. Retrieved 15 September 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". 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, 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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