Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, California

Pioneer Memorial Cemetery is located at 211 E 9th Street, San Bernardino, California. The following Pettit family photographs were taken by Barbara LeClaire and can be found at the Find A Grave website along with many other photos she has taken.

This gravestone is for James Heard Pettit, son of Henry Newton Pettit and Elizabeth (Heard)Pettit. It reads:

J. H. Pettit
Born Feb. 18, 1819
Died Feb. 6, 1884

This appears to be the reverse side of above stone and is for Jane (Bilderback) Pettit, wife of James Heard Pettit.

Jane Pettit
Born Nov. 27, 1823
Died Apr. 9, 1907

This stone is for the daughter of James Heard and Jane Pettit. It reads:

Benetta Valentine
1849 - 1927

This stone is for Joanna B. Valentine, daughter of Benetta and Nathaniel D. Valentine:

Joanna B. Readman
1881 - 1935


Linda in Lancaster said...

Hi! I just found your blog and I'm in San Bernardino/Riverside area visiting. Then I saw a posting or two from Lancaster Co., PA and that's where I live! Wow! a kindred soul!!
We moved to PA from CA when we retired and I've been actively pursuing my roots ever since!!

Erma Walsh said...

Hi, Linda. Glad you found my blog. I live in Mount Wolf, PA which is just across the river from Lancaster, north of Route 30. My sister used to live in Riverside. Do you know the Weidman family?

Jeff Scism said...

I live in San Bernardino, but have Lancaster Pa Ancestors back to 1727.
I photograph local cemeteries on Findagrave as well..

Erma Walsh said...

Hi, Jeff. What would we do without the findagrave.com postings for those ancestors who lived in distant states? I think it is wonderful that you volunteer to photograph your local cemeteries.

It has been a while since I have been out photographing gravestones, but hope to get back to it soon.