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.
First Name Middle Name Last Name Maiden Name Other Name Date of Birth Birth City Birth County Birth State / Province Birth Country Date of Death Place of Death Age Cemetery Location Headstone Present John Washington Bagley 10/02/1827 Cayuga New York USA 02/22/1906 Guerneville, California 78 83-A Yes Ellen Antoinette Bagley Downing 12/20/1838 Bristol Grafton New Hampshire USA 09/26/1909 Guerneville, California 70 83-B Yes Mary Louisa Colwell Bagley 06/18/1863 Healdsburg Sonoma California USA 08/1893 Guerneville, California 30 83-C Yes Abner McCollum Colwell 1860 Canada 06/01/1893 Guerneville, California 83-D Yes Frank John Bagley 09/09/1871 Healdsburg Sonoma California USA 05/12/1933 Contra Costa County, CA 61 83-F Yes Alice Clare Bagley 11/19/1874 Guerneville Sonoma California USA 11/10/1945 Santa Clara County, CA 70 83-G Yes Roscoe Green Longley 11/27/1836 Maine USA 11/22/1915 Santa Cruz, CA 78 84-A Yes Mary Adelia Longley 06/09/1851 Missouri USA 03/12/1918 Santa Cruz, CA 66 84-B Yes Elbert J. Longley (abt) 09/14/1875 03/07/1876 Guerneville, California 6-7 Months 84-C No Edwin Roscoe Longley 08/31/1869 Sonoma California USA 04/14/1928 Santa Cruz, CA 58 84-D Yes Alice Longley (abt) 1867 0/417/1938 Santa Cruz, CA 71 84-E No Anson Hilton 04/21/1905 84-F No William Van Buren Cole 07/24/1841 Ontario New York USA 11/30/1896 St. Lukes Hospital S.F., CA 55 82-A Yes Leah Cole Laman 04/1844 Ohio USA 05/09/1915 Sonoma County 70 82-B Yes Livah Saphrona Lindley Cole 10/20/1864 Illinois USA 04/08/1953 San Francisco, CA 88 82-C Yes Oscar James Cole 1866 Iowa USA 03/03/1905 82-D Yes Maud Mae Cole 01/1887 California USA 03/16/1905 18 82-E Yes Mary Ellen Rock Cole 1873 Iowa USA 04/17/1905 Sonoma State Hospital 82-F Yes Katheribne L. Cole Unknown 12/30/1882 Canada 03/24/1973 Sonoma County 90 82-G Yes William Leslie Cole 12/23/1875 Iowa USA 04/12/1965 Sonoma County 89 82-H Yes Willard Chester Cole 12/23/1875 Iowa USA 05/23/1940 Sonoma County 64 82-H Yes Ethel Saxe Cole 10/26/1877 California USA 05/16/1961 Sonoma County 83 82-H Yes Hugh Carney 09/30/1841 Ohio USA 10/28/1892 Guerneville, California 51 81-A Yes Martha R. Williams (abt)1838 10/31/1898 81-B Yes Fred Williams (abt) 1865 01/25/1900 81-C Yes Ferdinand Sicotte Fred Scott (abt) 1828 Canada 03/07/1905 Sonoma County 81-D No Florence Annie Moir 10/13/1868 California USA 07/15/1944 Monte Rio, California 75 81-E Yes John Walker 81-F No Nellie Angelina Guidotti 01/06/1918 Monte Rio Sonoma California USA 01/07/1943 Sonoma County 25 81-G Yes Joseph Stocke (?) 81-H No William Cooper (abt) 1829 01/28/1885 56 79-A Yes Andrew McCune Andrew McCuone (abt) 1822 Ireland 07/25/1885 Guerneville, California 63 79-B Yes Augustine Vicari 02/27/1905 79-C No Monticello (infant) 02/27/1905 79-D No Chester V. Whitney Witney 05/06/1887 Guerneville, California 79-E Yes Fermo Gianini 03/02/1905 Guerneville, California 79-F No 79-G No Phillip Herman 11/21/1851 Germany 07/19/1888 36 79-H Yes Charles Rexol 07/24/1894 Gogebic Michigan USA 07/06/1944 49 78-A Yes Elinor Marley (?) 02/23/1905 78-B No George E. Day 06/10/1857 12/15/1943 86 78-C Yes Clara Antoinette Day Hellbron 07/21/1872 03/15/1953 80 78-D Yes Flora Reyland Tyack Evans 01/14/1866 La Grange Stanislaus California USA 06/04/1950 Guerneville, California 84 78-E Yes Charles Frederick Heilbron 08/08/1869 05/19/1955 Guerneville, California 85 78-F Yes Julie Genivieve Heilbron St. Denis 11/20/1873 France 11/14/1955 Guerneville, California 81 78-G Yes Marie M. Heilbron 07/27/1904 Oakland Alameda California USA 01/16/2007 102 78-F Yes