San Mateo County Genealogy <> IOOF Cemetery, Tombstone Transcriptions, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, California Transcribed by Dayna Chalif, December 2004. Posted by permission of Dayna Chalif [zoeys_mom at]. 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 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 stone, 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 (end of page)