The Rocklin Historical Society

Just click on a name below to view fascinating biographical information. The numbers next to each name correspond to cemetery map below.


Cemetery Residents of Note

  1. Joseph Barudoni - Butcher
  2. O.T. Brown - Clover Valley land owner
  3. Timothy Coleman - Board of Trustees
  4. Ira Delano - Board of Trustees
  5. John Gregory - Postmaster, Judge
  6. Levi M. Hawes - First caucasian born in Rocklin
  7. Henry A. Hebuck - Quarry owner
  8. Oscar Kesti - Quarry owner
  9. John Lonergan - Quarry engineer
  10. Perkins Family Plot - Ranch owners
  11. Dewitt Porter - Board of Trustees, Saloon owner
  12. Sam Renaldi - Marshall, Died in gun fight
  13. O.H. Ricksecker - Mayor for 20 years
  14. Isabell Rugg - Wells Fargo Agent
  15. Matt Ruhkala - Quarry owner, Minister
  16. Lewis C. Smith - State Assemblyman
  17. John Sweeney - Mayor, Postmaster, Wells Fargo Agent
  18. Sam Trott - Hotel owner
  19. James Wadell - Board of Trustees, Cemetery Superintendent
  20. Anders Oscar Wickman - Quarry owner, Mayor
  21. George Willard - Quarryman, Mayor
  22. John Clydesdale - Justice of the Peace
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  25.  John Boyington
  26. Ponce, Rafael


 

In addition to the notable early (pre-1920) residents listed above, there are many who settled here, raised families and contributed greatly towards creating the Rocklin we know today, Many of their descendents still live in Rocklin today.

Irish Families - Most early Irish families primarily worked for the Railroad and began arriving in the area in 1849. Names to look for: Bryan, Chaplin, Dempsey, Grant, Hurley, Kane, Kelly, Larkin, Leahy, Layton, O'Brian, Ryan, Sheehan, Sweeny.

Finnish Families - Most early families were involved in Granite quarrying, arriving in the 1880's. Their plots are scattered throughout the cemetery. Names to look for: Alexson, Anderson, Hendrickson, Huhtala, Johnson, Kannasto, Lehtola, Nassi, Pakola, Palo, Pekuri, Pernu, Ruhkala, Wickman.

Spanish Families - Most early families were ranchers. Several of these families came to Rocklin via Hawaii. Names to look for: Aguilar, Alva Corral, DeFuentes, Gayaldo, Lopez, Morales, Montero, Rodas.

Asian Families - Most early families were fruit ranchers, arriving in the early 1900's. Names to look for: Doi, Hamada, Hayashida, Igarashi, Mayeda, Makabe, Makimoto, Okabe, Otani, Okuso, Sasaki, Takahashi, Takuma, Tomita.