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Ahwahnee Sanatorium Cemetery
1920-1934


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Ahwahnee
Patients who died at the Sanatorium.
After the property was sold,
the remains were moved to Oakhill Cemetery, Oakhurst in 1970.

 
Name
Age
Death
Agee, Julian
22
1924, May 19
Anderson, True
41
1930, Feb 12
Avila, Francisco
26
1927, May 12
Bates, Mabel
34
1924, Jan 13
Bernsten, Alfred
 
1921, June 13
Burns, George
61
1921, July 7
Calderon, Andrew L.
26
1933, Jan 26
Cockery, Mathew I.
 
1921, Sept 23
Cole, Frank
37
1922, Feb 1
Davis, John
 
1922
Davis, Walter E.
 
1926, Mar 21
Duffy, James L.
55
1922, Mar 16
Enriques, Canuto
 
1924, Feb 14
Feeney, Peter
44
1920, Oct 16
Figueroa, Ramon
40
1921, Mar 27
Fisco, Joseph J.
43
1931, Nov 17
Garrison, John
25
1923, Mar 27
Georgoff, Ivan
 
1922, Sept 20
Hendrickson, Charles
62
1922, Oct 10
Holmes, Frank G.
52
1922, May 6
Kawakami, Y.
 
1933, Sept 30
Keene, Eugene
37
1923, Mar 24
Kennedy, John
36
1928, Nov 3
Kruth, Mrs. Tilda
39
1926, June 17
Marsh, Orley
22
1922, Mar 21
Martinez, Joe
27
1921, July 4
Martinez, Mary
26
1921, July 2
McCoy, Daisey S.
26
1928, June 13
Mercure, Thomas
44
1923, Oct 22
Miller, George
 
1934, Dec 14
Morris, Francis H.
41
1928, Nov 3
Morrissey, Frank
57
1925, Feb 21
Odabasic, Antone
37
1930, Apr 15
Ogo, Mrs. Taka Osana
51
1927, July 5
Pierce, Arthur M.
66
1930, Apr 11
Rockwell, Harry
 
1933
Savala, Josie May
24
1925, Apr 5
Stemble, Joe
 
1930
Tenbert, William
22
1922, July 10
Thompson, Lyman C.
63
1921, Feb 16
Vlahas, Peter M.
 
1934, Feb 29
Woodlock, Thomas K.
64
1921, Oct 17

                    Surveyed by Ken Doig on November 29, 1999

 

Beginning of The Ahwahnee Sanatorium

 

Three hundred and twenty acres of land on which the Ahwahnee Sanatorium now stands was first taken up by William Crooks. Then it was sold to ta man named Grant.

Later it was sold again to William Sell who built the Ahwahnee Tavern here. For many years it was a stopping place for the stages that went to Yosemite Valley.

In 1920 William Sell sold the place for $20,000 to Madera, Merced and Stanislaus Counties for a sanatorium.  Mr. Fletcher sold one hundred and sixty acres that bordered the sanatorium on the north for $4,600.  This purchase increased the Sanatorium land to 480 acres.

When the sanatorium was established there were 16 patients, Lola A. Cease as superintendent and Dr. Lee Seward* as the doctor. Most of the patients at this time had been taken from the three county hospitals and put into the sanatorium, many of whom were too far gone to recover. Now the institution has 127 patients in all.

 

*Lee S. Seward born 5 Oct 1889 in Putnam, CT, a widower.

 

(Madera Heritage Quarterly, Vol. 14, Issue 4, January 1997. An extract from various histories written by Madera County grammar schools in 1938.)

 

                    Last update: January 18, 2013
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