Evergreen Cemetery (Riverside, California)
|No. of graves||≈ 27,000|
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|Official name: Evergreen Cemetery and Riverside Mausoleum|
Evergreen Cemetery, or Evergreen Memorial Park is a cemetery in Riverside, California, United States. The first burial occurred in 1872, and the cemetery became the resting place of many historic figures of Riverside.
A portion of the current cemetery was originally set aside in 1870 when Riverside was platted. When the Riverside Cemetery Association was formed on November 11, 1873, they named the cemetery the Riverside Cemetery.
In 1880 the Riverside Cemetery Association incorporated as the Evergreen Cemetery Association. In 1966 the name Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum was adopted, and burials continue today in the newer sections of the cemetery under that name.
The older sections of the cemetery, now named the Evergreen Historic Memorial Cemetery, were in disrepair for many years, but were restored in 2008 through a cooperative effort by concerned citizens and the city.
- Hershel L. Carnahan (1879–1941), 30th Lieutenant Governor of California (1928–1931)
- Marcella Craft (1874–1959), Riverside resident who became an international opera star.
- Stephen W. Cunningham (1886–1956), first UCLA graduate manager and Los Angeles City Council member, 1933–41
- Milton J. Daniels (1838–1940), a United States House of Representatives member from California.
- Edmund C. Hinde (1830–1909), was a gold miner during the California Gold Rush, and diarist whose journals are held by the state of California.
- Harry Hinde (1865–1942), politician, inventor, and businessman.
- Willits J. Hole (1858–1936), an American businessman and Southern California real estate developer. Known as the "father" of La Habra. (Buried with wife Mary B. Weeks-Hole (1865–1938).)
- John T. Jarvis (1847–1932), elected Mayor of Riverside in 1926.
- Frank Augustus Miller (1857–1935), founder of the Mission Inn in Riverside, California.
- John W. North (1815–1890), a 19th-century pioneer, American statesman, and founder of Riverside, California.
- Cornelius C. Smith (1869–1936), Indian Wars Medal of Honor recipient.
- Eliza Tibbets (1823–1898), planted the first navel orange in California, spawning the citrus industry in California.
- Luther C. Tibbets (1820–1902), along with his wife, helped spawn the citrus industry in California.
- Al Wilson (1939–2008), soul singer.
- Riverside Cultural Heritage Board (January 2002). "Landmarks of the City of Riverside" (PDF). City of Riverside. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
- Gabbert, Justice John G. "Evergreen Cemetery", Journal of the Riverside Historical Society, Number Ten, February 2006, Page 31.
- Gunther, Jame Davies. Riverside County, California, Place Names; Their Origins and Their Stories, Rubidoux Printing Co, 1984, page 182. LOC Catalog Number: 84-72920.
- Durian, Hal. "Riverside Was Marcella Craft's 'American' Home", The Press-Enterprise, May 16, 2010, page C5.
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