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Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California



 


Notes: Located at the intersection of Chimney Rock and Adelaida Roads in Adelaida, CA.
The cemetery was started by Wesley Burnett in the late 1800s and is rather large consisting of two separate levels, a lower level and an upper level. The first person buried in the cemetery was Mary K. Burnett in January of 1878. She was the wife of Wesley Burnett and her grave can be found in the upper level. The cemetery was incorporated in 1905 around the time of Wesley's death. He is buried next to his wife and the cemetery recognizes him on the back of a wooden sign that hangs from a tall tree near the front gate. Ironically, his grave didn't even have a marker on it until the fall of 2001 when his great granddaughter had one placed on the spot where records showed his grave to be.
The records of who is buried where are extremely incomplete as over time nature and people have destroyed a lot of the old markings showing the locations of the graves. To make matters worse, the original plat map of the cemetery is rather illegible and even occasionally has discrepancies from the actual site. Little metal flags along with flagstone rocks use to show the graves, but many have disappeared or been stolen or moved. Although it looks like an attempt was made to put the graves in a somewhat orderly row like fashion, grave sites are spread all over the hill side, sometimes randomly in locations off the beaten trail.
The legends state that the ghost of Charlotte Sitton wanders the cemetery every Friday night between 10 PM and midnight. She was supposedly the young wife of a minister who committed suicide at the age of 19 in December of 1890. Her child (some stories say children) supposedly died during a diphtheria epidemic and now she leaves flowers on her child's grave late Friday nights. Dressed in a long white nightgown she is said to appear near either her grave or her child's grave. Occasionally she can be seen carrying flowers and laying them on the grave. Other versions of the story differ slightly placing Charlotte in a long flowing pink dress and colorfully referring to her as The Pink Lady. Yet another story doesn't reference Charlotte by name, and instead simply references a ghostly lady in white who goes around placing flowers on the graves of many different children from mutliple families who died of diptheria apparently around World War I time frame.

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Location : Latitude: 35.6565522, Longitude: -120.8739835


Cemeteries

   Name   Location 
1.Adelaida CemeteryAdelaida, San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Buried

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 DODD, Raymond (Bunch) Edward  Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I37956
2 DOTY, Lydia Ann  Abt Oct 1942Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I31519
3 DUNFORD, Elizabeth Rose  Abt Oct 1928Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I259
4 DYCK, John Abraham  Abt Feb 1977Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I18308
5 DYCK, Raymond Leroy  Abt Mar 1950Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I49569
6 GORMAN, Eileen Frances  Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I1689
7 KISELLA, Evelyn Catherine  22 Dec 2008Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I49524
8 KUHLMAN, Mary  Abt May 2003Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I37281
9 MARTIN, Caroline  Aft 1900Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I257
10 RAMAGE, Forrest Arian  Abt Jun 2006Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I329
11 RAMAGE, Henry Thomas  Abt Nov 1962Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I326
12 RAMAGE, James Madison  Abt Aug 1898Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I256
13 RAMAGE, Jefferson Davis  Abt May 1914Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I266
14 RAMAGE, Rose Neicie  Abt Feb 1955Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I331
15 RAMAGE, Sylvester  Abt May 1912Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I258
16 SCHNEIDER, Alice Nelson  Abt Apr 1974Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I327
17 SCOVELL, Ralph Paul  Abt Sep 1980Adelaida Cemetery, Adelaida, San Luis Obispo, California I49577