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Some Contra Costa County Monument Records (1874 - 1918)
Transcriptions from Contra Costa County, California, Historical Documents

Transcribed by Ruth Weld, Contra Costa County Historical Society


Column headings to the following information: File location/Box No.; Year; Estate of Deceased/Probable Residence; and Voucher Information:

“B31 - 1874 - Thos. Young / San Pablo - Amador Marble Co.; made monument.”

“B24 - 1907 - Wm. Lynch / (poss. San Ramon area-undertaker was H. J. Curry) - Frank Rebesa, stone mason”

“B24 - 1907 - Wm. Lynch / (poss. San Ramon area-undertaker was H. J. Curry) - Frank Rebesa, stone mason”

“B33 - 1908 - Janie Rogers / Walnut Creek - Frank Rubesa, prepared monument”

“B24 - 1918 - John J. Simas / Tassajara - Plymire & Prader, cemetery work.”

“B32 - 1900 - Maria L. Shimmons / (poss. Pinole res. - Albert Brown, undertaker) - D. Dwyer, monument $285”

“B32 - 1905 - F. E. Moreno / W.C. (harnessmaker - H. J. Curry undertaker) - Robesa & Prlinich, monument $50”

“B39 - 1876 - Joel Harlan / San Ramon - J. M. Gregory; made monument (Undertakers, Geary & Grindell)”

“B-39 - 1915 - Minerva Harlan / San Ramon - Oak Granite Company, furnished headstone (1919) (Undertaker Albert Brown & Co.)”

“B40 - 1901 - Mrs. Almira Chase - W. H. Johnstone; erected monument on grave”

“B20 - 1889 - Wm. S. McClane / ?? (Hamilton & Brown, undertakers) - Amador Marble Co.; headstone $85”

“B18B - 1910 - Maria Lavezzola de Nicola near Concord / (H. J. Curry, undertaker - Sincich & Rubesa; monument over grave”

Column headings to the following information: File location/Box No. - Date - Name - Document No. - Creditors:

Box B32 “1881 Patrick McGann, Res. San Pablo - Cred. Doc 8 - W. W. McKenaie - Supplied Casket - Cred. Doc 8 - Mich King - Sold cemetery lot - Cred. - Doc 8 - Larseneer & Sherin - Supplied Monument”

“ Box B24 - 1907 - H. J. Curry Est. Wm. Lynch - Creditor - Doc 11 - Undertaker”

“B24 - 1907 - Frank Rebesa / Est. Wm. Lynch - Creditor - Doc 11 - Stone mason”

“B24 - 1918 - Plymire & Prader / Est. John J. Simas, Tassajara - Creditor - Doc. 1 - Cemetery work”

(Box B33 - Walnut Creek ) 1908 - Est. Janie Rogers, W.C. - Cred. - Doc. 4 - Frank Rubesa (Prepared monument) - J. J. Hanson (Funeral Director)”

(Box B32 - mostly San Pablo) “1900 Alber Brown - Cred. - Doc 1, 19 - Undertaker & Embalmer - $183

“J. J. Pimental, Father - Cred. Doc. 1, 19 - Catholic Priest - $30

“D. Dwyer - Cred. - Doc. 19 - Monument - $285”

“Est. Maria L. Shimmons d. 10 Aug 1900 (poss. res. Pinole)”

(Box B39 San Ramon) “1876 - J. M. Gregory - Cred. Doc 17 - Made monument”

Est. Joel Harland d 22 Mar 1875 , res San Ramon”

“Martin Mendenhall - Cred Doc 17, 26, 30, 33, 51 - Sold Cem. lots (see Harland above)”

“George Freeman - Cred Doc 17, 26, 29 - ‘Supplied funeral equit’ (see Harlan above)”

(Box B39 San Ramon) “1916 Est. Minerva Harlan (?) - San Ramon...Doc. 34 - Oak Granite Co. - furnished headstone, 1919”

(B20) “McClane, Wm. S. - d 29 Jan. 1889...

“Amador Marble Co., Dec. 12, 1890 - $85 Headstone”

(B18A) “Fragments - Doc. 6 - re. Gus Renas - d. 9 Dec. 1894 (Case dt 1915)

“To creditor H. F. Suhr - funeral exp. (no locale, no $)

“To creditor Plymire & Prader - Tombstone

“Note among heirs were ‘brothers’ surnamed Renas &* Belkei”

(“E1 continued - Most Probates consist of invoices mainly”)

“1871 - James McClellan (d d not shown)

“...(1875) Doc. 8 - John Daniel - Headstone”

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