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Signed Cemetery Stones Found in the Central Part of California, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Sacramento Area, & the Gold Rush Country

Photos of Some Signed Cemetery Stones in California Cemeteries

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The photographs of cemetery stones in the following section are examples of carved signatures in some old marble cemetery stones. The first photograph shows an example of a signature carved into one of the bases. (The Vermont Marble Co. catalog names the pieces of the monument from the top downward as: Urn, Die (main part of the monument), Base, and Bottom Base.)

More examples of signed (and unsigned) cemetery stones can be found using the alphabetical list of “Historical Stone Cutters, Stone Carvers, and Monument Dealers” section of this web site.

Goodson Cemetery Stone located in the Woodland Cemetery, Woodland, Yolo County, California. Signed: “A.C. Thompson”
Goodson Cemetery Stone located in the Woodland Cemetery, Woodland, Yolo County, California. Signed: “A.C. Thompson”
Goodson Cemetery Stone located in the Woodland Cemetery, Woodland, Yolo County, California. Signed: “A.C. Thompson”

The Goodson Cemetery Stone located in the Woodland Cemetery, Woodland, Yolo County, California. Signed: “A.C. Thompson”

Frances Lee Cemetery Stone located in the Davis Cemetery, Davis, Yolo County, California. Signed: “A Aitken Sac”
Frances Lee Cemetery Stone located in the Davis Cemetery, Davis, Yolo County, California. Signed: “A Aitken Sac”

The Frances Lee Cemetery Stone located in the Davis Cemetery, Davis, Yolo County, California. Signed: “A Aitken Sac”

Griffin/ Ely/ Wolfskill Cemetery Stones located in the Cottonwood Cemetery, Yolo County, California. Signed: “Alameda Marble Works San Jose”
Griffin/ Ely/ Wolfskill Cemetery Stones located in the Cottonwood Cemetery, Yolo County, California. Signed: “Alameda Marble Works San Jose”

The Griffin/ Ely/ Wolfskill Cemetery Stones located in the Cottonwood Cemetery, Yolo County, California. Signed: “Alameda Marble Works San Jose”

Joseph Longmire Cemetery Stone located in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, Vacaville, Solano County, California. Signed: Boyne & Vosper Sacramento
Joseph Longmire Cemetery Stone located in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, Vacaville, Solano County, California. Signed: Boyne & Vosper Sacramento

The Joseph Longmire Cemetery Stone located in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, Vacaville, Solano County, California. Signed: Boyne & Vosper Sacramento

Edward R. Wight Cemetery Stone located in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, Vacaville, Solano County, California. Signed: “LA Brownell San Jose Cal”
Edward R. Wight Cemetery Stone located in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, Vacaville, Solano County, California. Signed: “LA Brownell San Jose Cal”

The Edward R. Wight Cemetery Stone located in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, Vacaville, Solano County, California. Signed: “LA Brownell San Jose Cal”

William E. Smith Cemetery Stone located in Mary’s Cemetery, near Yolo, Yolo County, California. Signed: “City Marble Works San Jose”
William E. Smith Cemetery Stone located in Mary’s Cemetery, near Yolo, Yolo County, California. Signed: “City Marble Works San Jose”

The William E. Smith Cemetery Stone located in Mary’s Cemetery, near Yolo, Yolo County, California. Signed: “City Marble Works San Jose”

Joseph & Anna Maria Bixel Cemetery Stone located in the Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Tuolumne County, California. Signed “Columbia Marble Co”
Joseph & Anna Maria Bixel Cemetery Stone located in the Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Tuolumne County, California. Signed “Columbia Marble Co”

The Joseph & Anna Maria Bixel Cemetery Stone located in the Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Tuolumne County, California. Signed “Columbia Marble Co”

J. W. McCune Cemetery Stone located in the Silveyville Cemetery, Dixon, Solano County, California. Signed: J.W. Combs San Jose”
J. W. McCune Cemetery Stone located in the Silveyville Cemetery, Dixon, Solano County, California. Signed: J.W. Combs San Jose”

The J. W. McCune Cemetery Stone located in the Silveyville Cemetery, Dixon, Solano County, California. Signed: J.W. Combs San Jose”

G. B. Plumer Stone located in the Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Tuolumne County, California. Signed: “Hugh Coyle”

The G. B. Plumer Stone located in the Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Tuolumne County, California. Signed: “Hugh Coyle”

Joseph Kennedy Cemetery Stone located in Mary’s Cemetery, near Yolo, Yolo County, California. Signed “J.C. Devine”
Joseph Kennedy Cemetery Stone located in Mary’s Cemetery, near Yolo, Yolo County, California. Signed “J.C. Devine”

The Joseph Kennedy Cemetery Stone located in Mary’s Cemetery, near Yolo, Yolo County, California. Signed “J.C. Devine”

Edward F. Bresser Cemetery Stone located in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, Vacaville, Solano County, California. Signed “Doyle Bros. Fresno”
Edward F. Bresser Cemetery Stone located in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, Vacaville, Solano County, California. Signed “Doyle Bros. Fresno”

The Edward F. Bresser Cemetery Stone located in the Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, Vacaville, Solano County, California. Signed “Doyle Bros. Fresno”

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