Redwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery Info & Events

Cemetery Conservation Committee

For so many of us, we find ourselves too busy in our daily lives to honor our past and remember those who have passed on.  The Guerneville Pioneer Cemetery is a unique local treasure that deserves our attention, our respect, and our time. This place represents our River Area history, our loved ones, friends and family.  For many of us, it’s the place where our great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, family and friends are laid to rest.  For all of us, the loved ones that rest there represent our history including John W. Bagley, a local Stumptown sawmill owner, storekeeper, and first postmaster, who gave this small village its name of Guerneville.

The Guerneville Pioneer Cemetery is a non-endowed property, which means that no funds were received for its care and maintenance at time of interment. The RRHS adopted the Cemetery in 2013 to provide needed maintenance and give historical support through an annual walking tour in October and record keeping of interments.

The Russian River Historical Society organizes a family and community Clean-Up Day at the Pioneer cemetery annually. It is typically held on the last Saturday in September.  Please bring gloves to wear, sturdy shoes, and simple gardening tools. Refreshments will be provided along with our gratitude.  If you are unable to attend, please consider a donation to the RRHS Cemetery maintenance fund.

We would also like to invite you to our annual Guerneville Pioneer Cemetery Tour on the first Saturday of every October. To view images from these events, visit our RRHS Events Photo Gallery.

If you would you like to learn more about Those who are laid to rest in the Guerneville Pioneer Cemetery, see our searchable database below. This information will be updated as new historical information becomes available.

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First NameMiddle NameLast NameMaiden NameOther NameDate of BirthBirth CityBirth CountyBirth State / ProvinceBirth CountryDate of DeathPlace of DeathAgeCemetery LocationHeadstone Present
JohnWashingtonBagley10/02/1827CayugaNew YorkUSA02/22/1906Guerneville, California7883-AYes
EllenAntoinetteBagleyDowning12/20/1838BristolGraftonNew HampshireUSA09/26/1909Guerneville, California7083-BYes
MaryLouisaColwellBagley06/18/1863HealdsburgSonomaCaliforniaUSA08/1893Guerneville, California3083-CYes
AbnerMcCollumColwell1860Canada06/01/1893Guerneville, California83-DYes
FrankJohnBagley09/09/1871HealdsburgSonomaCaliforniaUSA05/12/1933Contra Costa County, CA6183-FYes
AliceClareBagley11/19/1874GuernevilleSonomaCaliforniaUSA11/10/1945Santa Clara County, CA7083-GYes
RoscoeGreenLongley11/27/1836MaineUSA11/22/1915Santa Cruz, CA7884-AYes
MaryAdeliaLongley06/09/1851MissouriUSA03/12/1918Santa Cruz, CA6684-BYes
ElbertJ.Longley(abt) 09/14/187503/07/1876Guerneville, California6-7 Months84-CNo
EdwinRoscoeLongley08/31/1869SonomaCaliforniaUSA04/14/1928Santa Cruz, CA5884-DYes
AliceLongley(abt) 18670/417/1938Santa Cruz, CA7184-ENo
AnsonHilton04/21/190584-FNo
WilliamVan BurenCole07/24/1841OntarioNew YorkUSA11/30/1896St. Lukes Hospital S.F., CA5582-AYes
LeahColeLaman04/1844OhioUSA05/09/1915Sonoma County7082-BYes
LivahSaphronaLindleyCole10/20/1864IllinoisUSA04/08/1953San Francisco, CA8882-CYes
OscarJamesCole1866IowaUSA03/03/190582-DYes
MaudMaeCole01/1887CaliforniaUSA03/16/19051882-EYes
MaryEllenRockCole1873IowaUSA04/17/1905Sonoma State Hospital82-FYes
KatheribneL.ColeUnknown12/30/1882Canada03/24/1973Sonoma County9082-GYes
WilliamLeslieCole12/23/1875IowaUSA04/12/1965Sonoma County8982-HYes
WillardChesterCole12/23/1875IowaUSA05/23/1940Sonoma County6482-HYes
EthelSaxeCole10/26/1877CaliforniaUSA05/16/1961Sonoma County8382-HYes
HughCarney09/30/1841OhioUSA10/28/1892Guerneville, California5181-AYes
MarthaR.Williams(abt)183810/31/189881-BYes
FredWilliams(abt) 186501/25/190081-CYes
FerdinandSicotteFred Scott(abt) 1828Canada03/07/1905Sonoma County81-DNo
FlorenceAnnieMoir10/13/1868CaliforniaUSA07/15/1944Monte Rio, California7581-EYes
JohnWalker81-FNo
NellieAngelinaGuidotti01/06/1918Monte RioSonomaCaliforniaUSA01/07/1943Sonoma County2581-GYes
JosephStocke (?)81-HNo
WilliamCooper(abt) 182901/28/18855679-AYes
AndrewMcCuneAndrew McCuone(abt) 1822Ireland07/25/1885Guerneville, California6379-BYes
AugustineVicari02/27/190579-CNo
Monticello (infant)02/27/190579-DNo
ChesterV.WhitneyWitney05/06/1887Guerneville, California79-EYes
FermoGianini03/02/1905Guerneville, California79-FNo
79-GNo
PhillipHerman11/21/1851Germany07/19/18883679-HYes
CharlesRexol07/24/1894GogebicMichiganUSA07/06/19444978-AYes
ElinorMarley (?)02/23/190578-BNo
GeorgeE.Day06/10/185712/15/19438678-CYes
ClaraAntoinetteDayHellbron07/21/187203/15/19538078-DYes
FloraReylandTyackEvans01/14/1866La GrangeStanislausCaliforniaUSA06/04/1950Guerneville, California8478-EYes
CharlesFrederickHeilbron08/08/186905/19/1955Guerneville, California8578-FYes
JulieGenivieveHeilbronSt. Denis11/20/1873France11/14/1955Guerneville, California8178-GYes
MarieM.Heilbron07/27/1904OaklandAlamedaCaliforniaUSA01/16/200710278-FYes
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