Lake County, California
& Miscellaneous Deaths
Individual Gravesites around the county -
From many sources (Obituaries, Family Histories, Mauldin's Historical Notes, etc.) we have been compiling a list of people that were buried in areas other than cemeteries.
- ALTER, Henry - Buried on hill in the Glenhaven area. Stone is there on private property.
- BAYLIS Burial Site - Two graves at this sites. A.W. Bayliss, Percy Baylis
- BEHREN, Elizabeth - Buried on a private lot in Blue Lakes. Died 26 Feb 1895, Age 85 (Burial permit)
- BROWN's Gulch - At the upper end of the Gravelly Valley airfield at Lake Pillsbury is Brown's Gulch. Two white men and an Indian are buried there. The Indian had killed Frick, one of the three white partners. A second partner, Jewet, killed the Indian. The third partner, Brown was killed by other Yuki Indians. The bodies are at an unmarked site near Brown's Gulch.
- BULL, John - Died 1906. Buried on side of a hill on a large ranch. It is now the town of NICE, surrounded by houses. Springe Street is to the north of the site. John Bull was the last Indian Chief of the area; highly respected, his funeral was largely attended by the white settlers of the area.
- BURNS, Mr. - Near the right angle turn of old Highway 53, is the grave of Mr. Burns, the man who gave the name to the valley. For many years there was a while picket fence around the grave, and at the headstone was a large white oleander bush. (Mauldin History, p. 4686, line 10)
- COFER, Samuel - South of Lower Lake is the Woodrow Copsey homesite in Excelsior Valley. In early days, Allan Tice Cofer and family used the same homesite. West of the homesite is a small knoll where Samuel, the child, and possibly more of the Cofer family were buried. The Cofer family left for Santa Rosa around 1889. (Mauldin History, Pg. 264?, Line 17)
- COPSEY, Moss/Morse - 1860 - 1930 - Accidently shot himself. Buried in a cemetry in Excelsior Valley, in open field on west bank of Copsey Creek. It was on the Noble Green Ranch and was in use in the 1860s. It was kept up until the 1930s and then was obliterated by land owner. (Mauldin History, Pg. 2622, Line 51 & Pge. 2830, Line 35)
- DEMING, Mary Ann - Buried in meadow just across Bottle Rock Road in Cobb area.
(E-mail Margaret Hinton for family information)
- DEWEY, Thomas D. - Born in Rochester, NY; Died July 3, 1918 - Buried at the Tocher Place, southeast side of Cobb Mountain. (Mauldin History, Pg 2639, Line 45)
- EATON, Dr. - In later life he herded sheep for John Llewellen on Cow Mountain, where he died alone in the rocks and where he is buried. (Mauldin's History, p. 94, line 22)
- EDMONDSON child- July 18, 1869, Lower Lake area. Lucas Willey built a coffin. No other information; unknown burial site. (From Lucas Willey Diary)
- ELLIS, baby - Ellis Ranch with the road between Fuller and Gravelly Valley Landing Field cutting through the south edge of it. On a sharp knoll east of the Ellis home and the road is where the Ellis family buried a baby. (Lake Pillsbury area) (Mauldin's History, p. 2622, line 51)
- FARLEY, Mrs. George - Born in Iowa; Died June 29, 1898 at Great Western Mine; age 32y 9m; Buried at residence. (Burial permit)
- FAUGHT, Verda - Born June 29, 1911; Died July 13, 1916; Daughter of Walter & Clida (Anderson) Faught - Buried on the Burger Ranch.
- FOUTCH, newborn - Mrs. Bill Foutch died in childbirth. She is buried in Upper Lake. The newborn was buried near Crabtree Lodge near Twin Valley.
- FRICK- See Brown's Gulch
- GORDON, William - owner of Gordon Springs is thought to be buried in Windy Mill Road cemetery. (see Jones boy) *This information has since been corrected; William Gordon is buried in the Gordon Family Cemetery near Madison in Yolo County. (from descendant)
- GREEN, Infant girl - Born & Died May 10, 1890. Daughter of Frank & Ada (Bradley) Green. Buried in parent's yard, Lakeport (Mortuary records)
- GREEN, Alfred N. - Between July and October 1880, died from burns in house fire; buried in Indian Valley. (Mauldin History, pg. 85, line 57)
- GUNNING, Mrs. A. H. - Alfred Henry Gunning, born in England, homesteaded on a creek a little northwest of Anderson Springs, which became known as Gunning Creek. He built a home on the bank about 1 mile up from its mouth, where his first wife died and is buried.
- HABISHAW Children - Thomas Habishaw lost 6 of his 7 children from diptheria at Great Western Mine. Not known where they are buried.
- HANSON, Frank - Frank, his white wife and one of his daughters, Ellen, and possibly her baby girl, are buried in a private cemetery south of Sweet Hollow. The plot is west of the home at locust trees and on the side of a hill which was part of the Ogulin Canyon road. (Mauldin History, p. 1097, Line 58 & p. 2659, Line 43)
- HARNISH child - Mr. Harnish lived on Adobe Creek from about 1890 to 1920. He had two children about 5 and 3. His wife was in San Francisco expecting another child; he was working at Highland Springs. He had no one left to care for the children, so he tied them on leashes near the creek until he could return from work. One of them got into the stream and drowned. It is buried in the knoll west and a little north of the Milender place. (Mauldin History, p. 32, line 6)
- HOWARD, Euvelle - Marked on a rock on Mt. Konocti not far from Mary Downen’s cabin.
- HULL, James - James Hull, a buckskin hunter from Colusa Co. - Killed by a grizzly bear near the top of Hull Mountain (north of present Lake Pillsbury). He was buried beside a small stream of water in a glade on the north side, 3/4 of a mile from the summit, by his partners, Joe Briscoe and Tom Beers. (He had killed the bear in the fight, also). There was a US Forest Service sign near the top of Hull Mountain, on the north side, "In memory of John Hull for whom this mountain was named. Killed by a Grizzly Bear in 1854"
- JONES boy - About 1880, 11 year old son of Digger Jones. Buried in cemetery at foot of Windy Mill Road. It was located on the east side of Boggs Mountain, on side of ridge between lower end of Windy Mill Road and meadow to the east.
- Kelsey & Stone Burial Site -Corner of Bell Hill Road & Main St., Kelseyville
Now at the site of the first adobe home, California State Landmark # 426. This is the third burial place. They were first buried by soldiers and was marked by carved letters in an old tree. The second burial was by Mr. Piner and the marker was a grave stone dedicated by (?).
- KELSEY, Emma & John - Intersection of Renfro and Merritt Roads – Kelseyville. The site is fenced. John's stone is no longer there. Emma wanted to be buried as near to her son John as she could. At the time of her death the old cemetery had been abandoned, and some of the bodies had been removed. To comply as nearly as possible with her wishes, her husband bought a piece of land about 18 feet square from Mr. Steele, which was in the corner of his ranch about 1/3 mile directly south of the old cemetery. Here she was buried in 1897. Her husband was buried beside her in 1908. Since then, the roads have been built, and now their graves are at the road intersection. (Mauldin History pg. 35-line 18)
- KING, Zeralda - Died in childbirth; buried on King homestead, on the north side of the road, 100 yards from the house and 25 feet from the road, about 1/2 mile east of Hough Springs. There used to be a little picket fence around it and crepe myrtle planted. (Member of Constantine King family)(Mauldin notes, Pg. 5654, Line 21)
- LEVY, Joe - Died August 25, 1891. Cause of death - Strychnine. Buried near the Cache Creek Bridge.
- LEWIS, Clay Carlos - Died April 1, 1920; age 20. Cause of death - Pneumonia. Buried in Long Valley. (son of Carlos & Victoris (Kelsey) Lewis)
- MITCHELL, Todd - Accidently shot himself while hunting. Buried at Crabtree Hot Springs. (Mauldin notes, Pg.2145, Line 39)
- OLSEN, Christian - October 17, 1898, died suddenly while feeding his hogs; buried on the Olsen ranch, about 1/4 mile from the house. Olsen ranch was near Rieff in Morgan Valley.
- SPIERS Springs - Before there was a road up Big Canyon, a sick man came to Spiers Springs hoping to regain his health. He died here and is buried in the bank alongside the old Spiers Springs Hotel. His coffin was brought in by trail on horseback.
- SULLIVAN, Jerry - November 9, 1893 - Shot at Bartlett Springs. Buried in Indian Valley - Buried on terrace of where old Anderson Springs resort had stood.
- "UNCLE HI" and "AUNT MANDY or LUCY" - One report says that these were a married couple, two slaves belonging to the William W. Hale. Another report says that they worked for the Hales and were the only freed negroes to come across the plains with a wagon train. They both died shortly after arriving in Lake County, around 1855, and are buried under a slab of rock at the triangle of three roads near Hoberg airport. The location is 1/4 mile toward Howard Springs from the double bridges at the north end of Seigler Valley. It is in the north end of a meadow or glade that is to the left of the road and about 50 yeards up from this road. (The name differed in each report) (Mauldin History, p. 1048, Line 10 & p. 4653, Line 6)
- WARDEN, Thomas Jefferson - Stabbed by Jack Hurt December 31, 1859. Buried in an old time burial ground in Scotts Valley on the western end. It was known that there were 4 graves here, but the only headstone was Warden's, which is now gone.
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