Location: Lake County CA

Pomo girl photographed by Edward S. Curtis in 1924

Big Valley Tribe

Big Valley Tribal members are descendants of the Xa-Ben-Na-Po Band of Pomo Indians that historically have inhabited the Clear Lake area of Lake County, California. In 1851, Big Valley Pomo leaders met with a representative of the President of the United States and all agreed upon a treaty that would allow them to live in peace and harmony with the new settlers coming to the area. This treaty established a reservation with a habitable area of approximately 72 square miles on the South side of Clear Lake which encompassed Mt. Konocti east of Kelsey Creek. The area also included significant

Biography of Elisha J. Parker

ELISHA J. PARKER. – A man who posseses the qualities that enable him to brave the dangers of the new country and settle in and develop the same, while he makes a success of the various undertakings that are incident to pioneer life, maintaining a record for uprightness, honor and ability, is one who deserves to be represented in the history of his county, while his name should be placed high in the roll of honor. Such an one is the gentleman of whom we know have the pleasure to write, and the strong character of Elisha J. Parker has

Jasper, Lina – Obituary

Mrs. Lina Jasper, 80, retired homemaker of Lakeport, Calif., and former resident of the Union County area, died in Lakeport of an extended illness Tuesday. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Summerville Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Dr. Herbert Jasper, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, two daughters, Dr. Clara Simerville of Corvallis, and Grace Frye of Ukiah, Calif. Her husband Frank Jasper preceded her in death March 12, 1966. Services and arrangements are entrusted to The Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel. Observer La Grande, Oregon Wednesday, June 12, 1968 Page 3

Biography of Nelson Sleppy

Nelson Sleppy, successor to the firm of Sleppy & Bullis, is one of the representative business men of Colton. He is at the head of one of the largest hardware establishments in that city and the pioneer in the business in Colton, having established his store in 1882. He conducted the establishment alone until 1888, when he formed a partnership with William S. Bullis, now the mayor of Colton, and the business was conducted under the firm name of Sleppy & Bullis, with Mr. Sleppy as the chief and managing partner, until February 5, 1890. The subject of this sketch

Wappo Tribe

Wappo Indians (from Spanish guapo, ‘brave’). A small detached portion of the Yukian family of north California, separated from the Huchnom, the nearest Yuki division by 30 or 40 miles of Pomo territory.  They lived chiefly in the mountains separating Sonoma from Lake and Napa Counties, between Geyers and Calistoga.  A portion of them, called Rincons by Powers, occupied Russian River valley in the vicinity of Healdsburg.

Pomo Tribe

Pomo Indians, Poma Indians. The name of the Indian linguistic stock, technically known as Kulanapan, living in parts of Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Colusa, and Glenn Counties, California. In the northern Pomo dialect Pomo means ‘people,’ and added to a place name forms the name for a group of people. Although Poma is almost as frequently heard as Pomo, the latter has come into general use in both scientific and popular literature. The territory occupied by the Pomo is in two parts: a main area which extends, generally speaking, from west to east, from the coast to the crest of the

Lake County, California Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Lake County CAGenWeb Project Individual gravesites Barkerville Cemetery Bartlett Springs Cemetery, aka Ruppert Cemetery and Burial sites St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Lakeport St. Peters Catholic Cemetery Private property (Kelseyville) Glenbrook Cemetery, aka Hoberg or Cobb Mt. Cemetery. Graveyard Ridge Cemetery Herndon Cemetery, aka Lower Lake Pioneer Cemetery Hullville – Gravelly Valley Cemetery Kelseyville Pioneer Cemetery Lower Lake Cemetery Cache Creek Rancheria Cemetery Mission Rancheria, Big Valley Robinson Rancheria  Sulphur