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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Lone Tree Cemetery

Mike is always so nice to take me to all of these cemeteries.  While I like to focus on specific plots and names of people who are buried there, he focuses more on the general area.  And Mike takes some great pictures!  Here are a few of my favorites that he took while we were at Lone Tree Cemetery.  Thank you for the pictures, honey. 


  1. Oh, that place looks amazing. I'm putting it on my list to visit, once the weather cools down. Thank you!

  2. It is huge there so bring some good hiking shoes. It is easy to drive around too though. I am so glad you enjoyed the pictures. It's a real neat cemetery. Hope you enjoy your trip. Thank you for commenting! :-)

  3. Hello Jeannie,
    I'm a genealogist & historical researcher in Oakland.

    By the way, at Lone Tree there is the stone showing all the fallen police and fire fighters of Alameda County. Have you seen it?

    I'm stuck on two problems that I need more brain power put upon. First, is in finding the present day ancestors of Deputy Constable Denis Cronin (at St. Mary's Cemetery, Oakland) who was murdered in Emeryville in 1897. I've been working on getting him a grave stone, but I need the present day family members. I've been working on this for about 2 years. I've put in about 1,000 hours plus in the murder. I've placed the Find A Grave stuff about him being the first person murdered in the new town. Any way, I can't get closer than 1920 with his brother. Then it all goes cold.

    The other problem is that of St. Mary's cemetery, which celebrates its 150 year in December. But I've been looking for a dedication date, which is most likely not the date Mary Riley (Dec. 13, 1863) was interred on. This Wednesday and Thursday I'll be back at the Oakland Public Library, History Room, to find what I can about the beginning.

    Now there is much more than what I wrote here. Are you a member of California Genealogical Society? I am.

    Can you help me? Or do you know who might help me?


    Al Janske

  4. Hi Al,

    The day I went out to the cemetery, I walked the entire thing! It was hot and I was tired, but it was a great walk. I did see the stone for the police and fire fighters. It was a very touching tribute, though I wish it were closer to the entrance.

    I may not be able to help with your second issue, but I will contact you about your first question. Due to privacy reasons, I don't like to post things about living people online.


    P.S. I had been a member of the California Genealogical Society, but had to discontinue my membership due to financial reasons.