Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma, California
Colma, California
Colma is a small incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, at the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 1,792 at the 2010 census. The town was founded as a necropolis in 1924....

 is an American Roman Catholic cemetery operated by the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Established in 1887 on 300 acres (1.2 km²) of a former potato farm, it is the oldest and largest cemetery established in Colma to serve the needs of San Francisco. Several notable historical figures are interred at Holy Cross.


  • Joseph Alemany, San Francisco's first archbishop.
  • Joseph Alioto
    Joseph Alioto
    Joseph Lawrence Alioto was the 36th mayor of San Francisco, California, from 1968 to 1976.-Biography:...

    . Mayor of San Francisco (1968-1976). http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7405165
  • Delos R. Ashley
    Delos R. Ashley
    Delos Rodeyn Ashley was a California and Nevada politician. He served on the California State Assembly, 3rd District, 1854-56. He later went to the California state senate, 1856–57 and would become California State Treasurer, 1862-63...

    . Nevada
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     U.S. Representative.


  • Pat Brown
    Pat Brown
    Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown, Sr. was the 32nd Governor of California, serving from 1959 to 1967, and the father of current Governor of California Jerry Brown.-Background:...

    . 32nd Governor of California
    Governor of California
    The Governor of California is the chief executive of the California state government, whose responsibilities include making annual State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that state laws are enforced...

    . http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20637
  • Benny Bufano
    Benny Bufano
    Beniamino Benvenuto Bufano was a California-based Italian American sculptor, best known for his large-scale monuments, usually of granite. His modernist work often featured smoothly rounded animals and relatively simple shapes.-Biography:Bufano was born in San Fele, Italy. He moved with his...

    . Sculptor. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20635


  • Joe Carcione
    Joe Carcione
    Joseph Carcione was a consumer advocate known as "The Green Grocer."Carcione owned and operated a produce import/export business in South San Francisco at the Golden Gate Produce Terminal II. He hosted short television bits offering advice in the world of produce, and wrote a newspaper column and...

    . "The Green Grocer" columnist and personality. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13696414
  • Casey, Patrick and Terence. A brother team who were popular writers for the pulp magazine
    Pulp magazine
    Pulp magazines , also collectively known as pulp fiction, refers to inexpensive fiction magazines published from 1896 through the 1950s. The typical pulp magazine was seven inches wide by ten inches high, half an inch thick, and 128 pages long...

    s from 1910 through the early '20s.
  • Eugene Casserly
    Eugene Casserly
    Eugene Casserly was an Irish-American journalist and lawyer.The son of Patrick S. Casserly, he served in the United States Senate from California....

    . U.S. Senator. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7253972
  • John Chapman. Civil War soldier, Medal of Honor
    Medal of Honor
    The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed by the President, in the name of Congress, upon members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her...

  • Joe Corbett
    Joe Corbett
    Joseph Aloysius Corbett was a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played in the National League. He was born in San Francisco, California....

    , Major League Baseball pitcher.
  • Frank Crosetti. New York Yankees baseball teammate of Joe DiMaggio.http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6521644


  • Michael de Young
    M. H. de Young
    Michael Henry de Young was an American journalist and businessman.-Life and career:De Young was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Amelia and Miechel de Young , who was a jeweler and dry-goods merchant. The family was Jewish, of Dutch Jewish descent...

    . Co-founder of the San Francisco Chronicle
    San Francisco Chronicle
    thumb|right|upright|The Chronicle Building following the [[1906 San Francisco earthquake|1906 earthquake]] and fireThe San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California, but distributed throughout Northern and Central California,...

    , namesake of the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum
    M. H. de Young Memorial Museum
    The M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, commonly called simply the de Young Museum, is a fine arts museum located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It is named for early San Francisco newspaperman M. H...

    . http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10617233
  • Joe DiMaggio
    Joe DiMaggio
    Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio , nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper," was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak , a record that still stands...

    . Baseball Hall of Fame http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=4701.
  • John G. Downey
    John G. Downey
    John Gately Downey was an Irish-American politician and the seventh Governor of California from January 14, 1860 to January 10, 1862. Until the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003, Downey was California's only foreign-born governor...

    . 7th Governor of California
    Governor of California
    The Governor of California is the chief executive of the California state government, whose responsibilities include making annual State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that state laws are enforced...



  • Eddie Erdelatz
    Eddie Erdelatz
    Eddie Erdelatz was an American collegiate and Professional Football player and coach who was the head football coach of the U.S. Naval Academy for nine years, as well as holding the distinction of being the first head coach of the American Football League's Oakland Raiders.Erdelatz's mother died...

    . first head coach of Oakland Raiders
    Oakland Raiders
    The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team based in Oakland, California. They currently play in the Western Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League...

     football team. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13391005


  • James Graham Fair
    James Graham Fair
    James Graham Fair was the overnight millionaire part-owner of the Comstock Lode, a United States Senator and a colorful real estate and railroad speculator.-Early life:...

    . U.S. Senator. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7861239
  • Abigail Folger
    Abigail Folger
    Abigail Anne "Gibbie" Folger was an American coffee heiress, debutante, socialite, volunteer social worker, civil rights devotee and member of the prominent United States Folger family. She was the great-granddaughter of J. A. Folger, the founder of Folgers Coffee...

    . Heiress, socialite, Manson
    Charles Manson
    Charles Milles Manson is an American criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s. He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders carried out by members of the group at his instruction...

     murder victim. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1249
  • Kathryn Forbes
    Kathryn Forbes
    Kathryn McLean née Anderson , best known by her pen name Kathryn Forbes, was an American writer and memoirist. Many of her works were based on the experiences of her family.-Life:...

    . Writer http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5314
  • Tirey L. Ford
    Tirey L. Ford
    Tirey Lafayette Ford was a successful San Francisco attorney, and Attorney-General of California .-Early life:...

    , Attorney-General for California.
  • Charlie Fox
    Charlie Fox
    Charles Francis Fox was an American manager, general manager, scout, coach—and, briefly, a catcher—in Major League Baseball...

    . Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

     manager, coach, and scout. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8398102


  • A.P. Giannini
    Amadeo Giannini
    Amadeo Pietro Giannini, also known as Amadeo Peter Giannini or A.P. Giannini , born in San Jose, California, was the American founder of Bank of America.-Biography:...

    . Founder of Bank of America
    Bank of America
    Bank of America Corporation, an American multinational banking and financial services corporation, is the second largest bank holding company in the United States by assets, and the fourth largest bank in the U.S. by market capitalization. The bank is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina...

    . http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5315
  • Charlie Geggus
    Charlie Geggus
    Charles Frederick Geggus , was a former professional baseball player who pitched and played center field for one season in Major League Baseball. He played for the Washington Nationals of the Union Association....

    . Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

     player, who played one season for the Washington Nationals
    Washington Nationals (UA)
    The 1884 Washington Nationals were a member of the Union Association. They were managed by Mike Scanlon and finished in seventh place with a record of 47-65. Their home games were played at Capitol Grounds...

     of the Union Association
    Union Association
    The Union Association was a league in Major League Baseball which lasted for only one season in 1884. St. Louis won the pennant and joined the National League the following season...

    . http://retrosheet.org/boxesetc/G/Pgaguc101.htm
  • Vince Guaraldi
    Vince Guaraldi
    Vincent Anthony "Vince" Guaraldi was an Italian American jazz musician and pianist noted for his innovative compositions and arrangements and for composing music for animated adaptations of the Peanuts comic strip...

    . Jazz musician http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8790


  • Samuel Williams Inge
    Samuel Williams Inge
    Samuel Williams Inge was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Alabama. He was born on February 22, 1817 in Warren County, North Carolina. He moved to Greene County, Alabama, attended the public schools, and studied law...

    , U.S. Representative for Alabama
    Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama ranks 30th in total land area and ranks second in the size of its inland...



  • George Kelly
    George Kelly (baseball player)
    George Lange Kelly , nicknamed "Long George" and "High Pockets", was a Major League Baseball first baseman. He played most of his MLB career for the New York Giants , but also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates , Cincinnati Reds , Chicago Cubs , and Brooklyn Dodgers...

    . Baseball
    Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams of nine players each. The aim is to score runs by hitting a thrown ball with a bat and touching a series of four bases arranged at the corners of a ninety-foot diamond...

     Hall of Famer. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3248


  • Bill Lange
    Bill Lange
    William Alexander "Bill" Lange , also known as "Little Eva", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder, who played his entire seven year career for the Chicago Colts and Orphans from to...

    , Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball
    Major League Baseball is the highest level of professional baseball in the United States and Canada, consisting of teams that play in the National League and the American League...

     player for Chicago
    Chicago Cubs
    The Chicago Cubs are a professional baseball team located in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's National League. They are one of two Major League clubs based in Chicago . The Cubs are also one of the two remaining charter members of the National...

     from 1893-1899.http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/L/Plangb102.htm


  • Leo McCarthy former California Lieutenant Governor.
  • Pete McDonough
    Pete McDonough
    Peter P. McDonough was a wealthy and influential Irish-Catholic San Francisco bail bondsman. According to the San Francisco News and the SF Chronicle, Pete and his brother Tom founded the first modern Bail Bonds business in the United States, the system by which a person pays a percentage to a...

     bail bondsmen.
  • James A. McDougall
    James A. McDougall
    James Alexander McDougall was an American attorney and politician elected to statewide office in two U.S. states, then to the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate...

    . U.S. Senator.
  • Joseph Thomas McGucken
    Joseph Thomas McGucken
    Joseph Thomas McGucken was an American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Sacramento and Archbishop of San Francisco .-Biography:...

     San Francisco's Fifth Archbishop
  • John J. Mitty San Francisco's Fourth Archbishop
  • John J. Montgomery
    John J. Montgomery
    John Joseph Montgomery was an aviation pioneer, inventor, professor at Santa Clara College.On August 28, 1883 he made the first manned, controlled, heavier-than-air flights of the United States, in the Otay Mesa area of San Diego, California...

    . Pioneer glider pilot and physicist.
  • Maggie Moore
    Maggie Moore
    Maggie Moore was the stage name of the American-Australian actor Margaret Virginia Sullivan .Sullivan was born at San Francisco, U.S.A., in 1851, and began her theatrical career at an early age. She established a local reputation, and having married J. C. Williamson came with him to Australia in 1874...

    . Silent film actress http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5316
  • George Moscone
    George Moscone
    George Richard Moscone was an American attorney and Democratic politician. He was the 37th mayor of San Francisco, California, US from January 1976 until his assassination in November 1978. Moscone served in the California State Senate from 1967 until becoming Mayor. In the Senate, he served as...

    . Mayor of San Francisco. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3247



  • James D. Phelan
    James D. Phelan
    James Duval Phelan was an American politician, civic leader and banker.-Early years:Phelan was born in San Francisco, the son of an Irish immigrant who became wealthy during the California Gold Rush as a trader, merchant and banker. He graduated from St...

    . Mayor of San Francisco, U.S. Senator.http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7123012
  • Ralph Pinelli
    Babe Pinelli
    Ralph Arthur "Babe" Pinelli, born Rinaldo Angelo Paolinelli , was an American third baseman and umpire in Major League Baseball. Born in San Francisco, his playing career was mostly with the Cincinnati Reds from 1922 to 1927. He also played with the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers...

    , professional baseball player.http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13527622


  • Michael Riordan
    Michael Riordan
    Michael Riordan was an attorney and San Francisco police officer who served as chief until a new Mayor Elmer Robinson administration was inaugurated.-History:...

     San Francisco police chief
  • Patrick William Riordan
    Patrick William Riordan
    Patrick William Riordan was a Canadian-born clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of San Francisco from 1884 until his death in 1914.-Early life and education:...

     San Francisco's Second Archbishop
  • Angelo Joseph Rossi
    Angelo Joseph Rossi
    Angelo Joseph Rossi was a U.S. political figure who served as the 31st mayor of San Francisco. He was the first mayor of 100% Italian descent of a major U.S city Angelo Joseph Rossi (January 22, 1878 – April 5, 1948) was a U.S. political figure who served as the 31st mayor of San Francisco....

    . Mayor of San Francisco (1931-1944).
  • Pietro Carlo Rossi Winemaker and 1st President Italian Swiss Colony




  • Frank Zupo
    Frank Zupo
    Frank Joseph "Noodles" Zupo was a professional baseball player who played catcher for the Baltimore Orioles in 1957-1958 and 1961...

    , professional baseball player with the Baltimore Orioles
    Baltimore Orioles
    The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. They are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's American League. One of the American League's eight charter franchises in 1901, it spent its first year as a major league...

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