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Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, California

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  • Arlett "Lettie" Reel-Barrows (1858 - 1951)
    California, Death Index Name: Arlett Barrows [Arlett Grover] Gender: Female Birth Date: 13 Dec 1858 Birth Place: Illinois Death Date: 27 Apr 1951 Death Place: Alameda Mother's Maiden Name: Hill Father'...
  • Pvt. John Calvin Fitts, (USA) (1827 - 1909)
    Military Service • 8 November 1861 to 1 November 1862 Enlisted Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana, United States and discharged Lousiville, Kentucky Private of Company G, 29th Regiment Indiana Volunteers (...
  • Seaborn Payne Hutchinson (1824 - 1894)
  • Taylor Benjamin Friend, (USA) (1840 - 1915)
    Civil War Veteran (Union) - Enlisted in Company F, Maine 1st Cavalry Regiment on 13 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 28 May 1865.Son of John Friend and Sarah Campernell Husband of: Augusta H. Thompson [1st ma...
  • Anna Hutchinson-Fitts-Friend (1852 - 1921)
    Friend, Anna Grover Hutchinson 3/8/1852 - 3/26/1921 Interred: March 28, 1921 Plot: 52 7 Center Cause of death: nephritisShe is buried with her first husband Seaborn Payne Hutchinson *******************...

This project is for those interred in Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, Santa Clara County, California.

The cemetery is located on 14766 Oak Street.

Madronia Cemetery is one of Santa Clara County’s most picturesque pioneer cemeteries, where the graves lie beneath the redwoods and magnolia trees on 10.5 acres. Like Saratoga itself, Madronia is somewhat exclusive, with only Saratoga and Monte Sereno property owners being able to buy plots.

Madronia Cemetery dates back to the 1850’s when Jose Ramon Arguello donated one acre of his land grant for a burial ground. Arguello, the son of a California governor under Mexican rule, acquired a large section of Rancho Quito. The oldest standing monument dates the death of a man in his early twenties in 1852. The McCartyville (former name of Saratoga) residents formed a non-profit cemetery association named Madronia, after the red-trunked madrone trees on the site and recording of the burials began in 1854.

Notable Interments

  • Mark Kendall Bingham (1970-2001) 9/11 Terrorist Attack Victim
  • Frank Joseph Dorsa (1907-1996) Invented the continuous potato peeler and Eggo Waffles.
  • Thomas Kinkade (1958-2012) Artist known as the "Painter of Light"


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