List of Catholics buried under the parking lot

Take a look
and find out


These are the Catholics buried under the parking lot:

(per the City of San Buenaventura, Cemetery Records, prepared by Edess Fargo, Administrative Clerk, Office of the City Clerk, Barbara J. Kam, City Clerk, January 10, 2001)

Boekus, Nisluta (1909) (2-29)
Gallagher, James (1916) (4-11)
Today's Grave of Mr. James Gallagher:
Thanks to 1955-200? City Councils

Gonzalles, Wilhamlemena (1904) (2-40)
Hirbchiford, Esperanza (1903) (5-44)
Today's Grave of Mrs. Esperanza Hirbchiford:
Thanks to 1955-200? City Councils of San Buenaventura

Lorenzana, Alfonso (1913) (1-17)
Lorenzana, Alonso (1912) (1-17)
Today's Grave of Mr. Alfonso Lorenzana:
Thank you 1955-200? City Councils!

Riervon, John (1911) (1-26)
Today's Grave of Mr. John Riervon:
Thank You 1955-200? City Councils


Original Map from 1876

St. Marys 2007Satellite photo 2007

St. Marys 2007Satellite photo 2007

1929

1929

1959

1959


May 2004

2005 panorama
Present day panoramic photo of the Cemetery Park

SMC 1927
Hillside view looking south 1927

Straight from Crimea St. there are several hundred Catholic graves, indicated by red arrow; orange box is the parking lot, yellow the new boundries.
SMC 1946

Aerial View 1946


Aerial View 1958


Aerial View 1963


Aerial View 1966

Rec center 1972
This is the Rec Center that was demolished in 1972 because it sat on Catholic graves and the foundation came apart. It was directly south of the present parking lot.

James Gallagher tumb
Today's Grave of Mr. James Gallagher
Died in 1916, Block 4, Lot 11

Esperanza Hirbchiford
Today's Grave of Mrs. Esperanza Hirbchiford
Died in 1903, (Block 5, Lot 44)
Location is beneath the 1954 Recreation Center
(that was demolished in 1972)

Alfonso Lorenzana's grave
Today's Grave of Mr. Alfonso Lorenzana

John Riervon grave
Today's Grave of Mr. John Riervon
Died 1911, Block 1, Lot 26


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