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Shingle Springs Cemetery
Shingle Springs, El Dorado County, California

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GPS: 38.664597, -120.926899

N. Star Dr.
Shingle Springs, CA 95682

Contributed by Candis Ward [candislward@hotmail.com], Apr 20, 2005.
Total records = 34.

Shingle Springs Cemetery is owned by the County of El Dorado.

Driving Directions

The Shingle Springs Cemetery sits behind a large office building off of Mother Lode Drive. Coming off of Highway 50 your would go left on Mother Lode Drive (Gold Harvest Market on the corner).

Cemetery History

Shingle Springs Cemetery is in what was once the boom town of Shingle Springs, California, famous for the Shingle Factory. The town was built up with the hopes that the railroad would continue east through Placerville, which did not happen until 1865.

When the railroad finally went through, population in Shingle Springs skyrocketed. The original cemetery, Planters House Cemetery, could no longer keep with the growth.

The Shingle Springs Cemetery was founded in 1864 (despite the sign onsite saying 1874) to relieve the demand on Planters House Cemetery, and was in continuous use from 1865 to 1970. The earliest recorded burial occurred in 1864, but the earliest burial with a headstone was in 1867. In 1950, the cemetery was deeded to El Dorado County from the Barrett Family.

The Cemetery encompasses approximately 0.57 acres with 94 plots as detected through Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR).

Cemetery Records

Records published below were transcribed from tombstone inscriptions by Candis Ward during a visit to the cemetery in March of 2005. There are many burial sites without a marker.


Andre, Dale A., b. 17 May 1891, d. 9 Mar 1950, Ohio, Cpl Med. Dept WWI
Ayres, Thomas, d. 19 Apr 1876, age: 52 yrs, native of Missouri
Bennett, Maria Louisa, d. 7 Nov 1862, age: 48y 12d, w/o David
Bennett, William L., d. 20 May 1879, age: 34y 7m, s/o D. Bennett
Brown, babies, no dates, Children of W.H. & Maggie
Crane, W. S., no dates, Co. G. 9th Infantry, Iowa
Dixon, Henry G., d. 22 Dec 1871, age: 49y 11m 14d
Edgington, Sarah, b. 15 Jan 18(?), d. 14 Dec 1890, age: 79y 10m 29d, native of Kentucky
Kalonth-A-Ler, John, d. 16 Jan 1875, age: 42 yrs
Kellog, Lucy, b. 17 Jan 1845, d. 27 Jan 1935, Born in Foreston, California
Klinger, Annie J., b. 1873, d. 1948
Klinger, George M., b. 1862, d. 1941
Masters, Barbara Tean, d.
Mc Neill, Charles, d. 1 Dec 1875, age: 48y 9m 20d
Mc Neill, Enas, d. 26 Oct 1875, age: 56y 7m 10d
Meder, Elwin W., b. 1919, d. 1921
Meder, Lloyd, b. 1906, d. 1983
Moyer, Abner, b. 3 Dec 1888, d. 13 Dec 1888
Palmer, William, b. 1 Dec 1821, d. , native of North Carolina
Robinson, John, d. 4 Jul 1891, age: 69 yrs, native of Durham County, England
Schmittgen, Anna, d. 12 Dec 1882, age: 62 yrs, w/o Barnhard
Schroeder, Carl Herman, b. 1873, d. 1948
Schroeder, Ella Beryl, b. 1876, d. 1932
Smith, George Mile, b. 1876, d. 1962
Smith, James Burk, b. 1872, d. 1961
Smith, William V., b. 1866, d. 1948
Stein, Charles E., b. 1837, d. 1893
Stein, Lewis A., b. 1850, d. 1913
Tully, Leonidas, d. 20 Oct 1868, age: 30y 10m 10d
Wallace, Sarah, b. 1835, d. 1927, (buried with Thomas)
Wallace, Thomas, b. 1836, d. 1888
Wiley, Alexander, b. 1829, d. 1913
Wiley, Arthur, b. 1881, d. 1912
Wiley, Walter C., b. 1872, d. 1914

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