Cypress Lawn Memorial Park

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Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park is located in San Francisco
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Location within San Mateo County California
Established 1892
  • 1370 El Camino Real
  • Colma, California
Country United States
Coordinates 37°40′12″N 122°27′25″W / 37.670°N 122.457°W / 37.670; -122.457Coordinates: 37°40′12″N 122°27′25″W / 37.670°N 122.457°W / 37.670; -122.457
No. of interments 175,004
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Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, established by Hamden Holmes Noble in 1892, is a cemetery located in Colma, California, a place known as the "City of the Silent". It is the final resting site for several members of the celebrated Hearst family plus other prominent citizens from the greater San Francisco area. The cemetery was among those profiled in the 2005 PBS documentary A Cemetery Special.

Notable burials[edit]

Jennie Roosevelt Pool memorial marked with the Angel of Grief

Three British Commonwealth service personnel of World War I were buried here, but only one, Lieutenant Norman Travers Simpkin, Royal Field Artillery, has a marked grave in the cemetery.[5] Two others, Canadian Army soldiers, are alternatively commemorated on a special memorial in Colma Greenlawn Memorial Park.[6]

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  1. ^ Sue Shephard (2003). Seeds of Fortune – A Gardening Dynasty. Bloomsbury. p. 151. ISBN 0-7475-6066-8. 
  2. ^ "LOW, Frederick Ferdinand – Biographical Information". Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  3. ^ Chisholm, Jocelyn. "Joel Samuel - Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Harry Wolverton's career statistics". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  5. ^ Reading Room Manchester (1919-08-18). "Casualty Details". CWGC. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  6. ^ Reading Room Manchester. "Cemetery Details". CWGC. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 

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